Friday, March 18, 2005

Congressman: Take McGwire's Name Off Highway

From AP via CBS 2 Chicago:

ST. LOUIS (AP) Mark McGwire was so popular in St. Louis after his 70-homer season in 1998 that a stretch of Interstate 70 was named after him.

Now, a St. Louis congressman who was part of the House Government Reform Committee says McGwire's name should be removed from the highway over his refusal to say if he used performance enhancers.

William Lacy Clay says he was disappointed in McGwire's testimony yesterday. He says baseball fans want to know if McGwire was using steroids when he set the home run record.

In 1999, a five-mile stretch of I-70 through St. Louis was named "Mark McGwire Highway."
The chairman of the state Senate Transportation Committee says McGwire's name will remain, as far as he's concerned. Senator Jon Dolan says McGwire was and is a hero to Cardinals fans.

The CBS 2 Chicago link is here, the article is reposted in its entirety.

The US Postal Service as a rule, does not put people on stamps until ten years after they've died. Presidents get on a stamp after a year. Good rules.

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