Lawmakers mull naming new Mississippi river bridge after "Stan the Man"
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Lawmakers mull naming new Mississippi river bridge after "Stan the Man"

Date: February 6, 2013
By: Taylor Beck
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 192, SB 176

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Missouri is one step closer to naming a bridge after "Stan the Man" after a Senate transportation committee hearing on Wednesday.
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Wrap: Senators John Lamping and Eric Schmitt sponsored two bills asking for the same thing--- to name a new bridge over the Mississippi River after the late Stan "the man" Musial.

At a Senate Transportation and Infrastructure committee hearing Schmitt said Musial was one of the best baseball players of all time, and mentioned another Musial monument.

He says when you go to a  ball game...

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Description: "you tell your friends meet me at the Musial statue and I think that's appropriate for the kind of person he can be, was."

Schmitt said Musial brought people together, much like a bridge does, making the naming of the bridge a "fitting tribute."

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Taylor Beck.

Intro: 
Missouri lawmakers took another step to name a new bridge after a St. Louis slugger.
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Wrap:  Senators John Lamping and Eric Schmitt sponsored two bills asking for the same thing--- to name a new bridge over the Mississippi River after the late Stan "the man" Musial.

At the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure committee hearing, Schmitt said Stan Musial's life symbolized a bridge.

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Description: "bridges at the heart of it, bridges unite people, bridges bring people together and I think this is a fitting tribute to Stan Musial who did that his entire life."
 
Travis Barnes of Bonne Terre was the only one to testify at the hearing.
 
He spoke in favor, but said he would like the bridge to include the name of a friend who died while constructing the bridge last March.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Taylor Beck.

Intro: 
The propsal to put "Stan the Man's" name on a Mississippi river bridge went before the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday.
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Wrap: Senators John Lamping and Eric Schmitt sponsored two bills asking for the same thing--- to name a new bridge over the Mississippi River after the late Stan "the man" Musial.

Travis Barnes of Bonne Terre was the only one to testify at the Senate committee hearing.

He spoke in support, but said he would like the bridge to include the name of a friend who died while constructing the bridge last March.

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Description: "Without your guys' help I can't get his name on that bridge, and I think his family deserves that, he was the biggest Cardinals fan you'd ever meet."

Senator John Lamping told Barnes he was looking into ways the bridge could memorialize both Barnes' friend and Musial.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Taylor Beck.


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