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UPDATE: Pujols' lawyer answers Clark's polygraph request

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 01:07 Published in Local News

   It looks like Albert Pujols won't be taking a polygraph test to resolve his defamation case against Jack Clark.  

   Pujols is suing Clark for calling him a "juicer" on his radio show back in August.  

   Clark's attorney suggested in a letter earlier this week that the dispute could be resolved if both men took lie-detector tests.  

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Martin Singer, a Los Angeles attorney representing Pujols, wrote back, calling the suggestion "an absurd publicity ploy."  Singer wrote that his client is willing to testify under oath in a court of law, where it counts.  

    Clark's radio show was canceled after his on-air comments that former Pujols trainer Chris Mihlfeld had confided in him about shooting up Pujols with performance-enhancing drugs in 2000.  Mihlfeld denies speaking with Clark.

   Veterans in Illinois will some be able to use their experience as military medics to become licensed practical nurses or emergency medical technicians.  That's because the state was one of six chosen by the National Governors Association to participate in the "Veterans Licensing and Certification Demonstration Policy Academy."  

   Governor Pat Quinn on Monday announced Illinois' participation in the program that eases licensing requirements for medics and helps ex-military police officers transition to civilian police forces.  

   The other state chosen to participate include Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia.

 

Uplands Park still struggling over policing issues

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 03:03 Published in Local News

   Residents in Uplands Park will decide next month whether or not to dissolve their tiny village.  In the mean time, the village board is considering how to provide police protection in the cash strapped community.  

   Residents complain that they've had little to no police protection since the board all but closed their Police Department.  

   Now St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is weighing in.  He's sent a letter warning trustees that state law requires them to provide 24 hour police protection.  

   The village board discussed McCulloch's letter at Monday night's meeting.  They also discussed contracting with St. Louis County for police protection, but the board took no action.

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