An emotionally charged Senate heatedly debated a bill that will give minorities special scholastic scholarships. Conrad Jungmann has that story from the capital:
Some white Senators argued that a scholarship based solely on race goes against the principles of the Civil Rights movement of the 60's. Cape Girardeau Senator Peter Kinder says the bill is a noble cause, but the scholarship needs to be based on merit, background and abilities, as well:
The bill did pass and is now on its way to the House before reaching the govenor's desk for final approval. From Jefferson City, I'm Conrad Jungmann.