Thousands of Missouri Farmers Could Face Higher Taxes

Senator Roy Blunt said that thousands of Missouri farmers could face higher taxes if current federal estate tax rates are allowed to expire. Missouri has about 100,000 farms, which is the second highest nationally. Blunt says only about 1,100 of those would be subject to the 35% federal estate tax which currently exempts the first $5million of an estate’s value. Unless congress takes action, the exemption in 2013 will drop to $1million and the tax rate will rise to 55%. Blunt says that about 15,000 farms could be subject to the tax at that lower threshold.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 31 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.