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Senator wants mayors to discuss Lambert Airport expansion.

April 20, 1999
By: Karyn Dest
State Capital Bureau

St. Louis Senator Franc Flotron says he's trying to help work out relations between St. Louis and Bridgeton over Lambert Airport's expansion plan. Karyn Dest reports from Jefferson City.

Senator Flotron has called for a meeting between Bridgeton Mayor Conrad Bowers and St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon.

Flotron says they can accomplish more by talking with each other than by arguing in a courtroom.

Actuality:FLOTRON
RunTime: 10 seconds
OutCue: "common concerns"
Contents: Flotron says he hopes the two mayors can sit down and talk about their concerns.

The two mayors haven't spoken at all regarding Lambert's expansion plan, although a spokesman for Mayor Harmon's office says their staffs have communicated.

The spokesman also says a meeting between the two mayors may not be possible because litigation is still pending in a federal court.

In Jefferson City, I'm Karyn Dest.


St. Louis County Senator Franc Flotron says the mayors of Bridgeton and St. Louis should talk one on one about Lambert Airport expansion plans. Karyn Dest reports from Jefferson City.

It was during a Senate committee meeting that Senator Flotron first suggested bringing Bridgeton Mayor Conrad Bowers and St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon together. The two cities are at odds over where to build a new runway.

Mayor Bowers says he talked to Flotron about the meeting, but they didn't discuss specifics.

Actuality:BOWERS
RunTime: 4 seconds
OutCue: "at anytime"


Contents: Bowers says he is willing to meet with Harmon.

Scheduling a meeting between Bowers and Harmon could be difficult. A spokesman for Harmon says a federal suit still pending might interfere with bringing the two sides together.

In Jefferson City, I'm Karyn Dest.