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Missouri Blue Book On Line in Time for Millinnium

October 14, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

New technology is bringing changes to the Missouri blue book just in time for the millennium. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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For the first time in history the Official Manual for Missouri will be available online--and on cd rom.

Secretary of State Bekki Cook says the web page will improve accessability and increase readership of the manual.

She also says digital technology improved picture quality and sped up the book-making process.

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Contents: Secretary of State Bekki Cook says now that the government knows the technology is out there hopefully it can be used in other areas.

The web page is still in progress, and Cook says it should be finished in about one year. Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.


The Missouri blue book is getting a new home with the release of its "millinnium edition" today/Thursday. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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Missouri's Secretary of State released the state's brand new Official Manual--commonly called the "blue book."

Bekki Cook says for the first time the manual will be available in its entirity on the Internet and on cd rom.

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Contents: Secretary of State Bekki Cook says putting the blue book online makes it much more flexible and useful than the book version.

Cook hopes Missouri students and the general public will benefit from the website.

About 46,000 books were made, and each has the words "Missouri Millennium" imprinted on the cover. Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.