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Missouri Sen. Kit Bond spoke at a press conference Monday

October 18, 2010 | 7:09 p.m. CDT
Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., left, listens to Senate staffer Sarah Barfield, center, and Toni Messina, director of communications for the city of Columbia, prior to a news conference at City Hall on Monday. Bond announced that $1.5 million of federal money had been secured for the Highway 740 Extension project in East Columbia, a fraction of the anticipated $133 million cost of the project. "This provides us the foundation to get a start on this," Bond said. "I intend to be around to drive on that road."

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