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FEB 27 OH ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1992 Train Panel Approves Fee Raises THE ft AUTHORITY jo) IS By Mark Schlinkmann Regional Political Correspondent Additional payments to three engineering firms of more than $3.6 million for work on the Metro Link rail line were endorsed Wednesday by a Bi-State Development Agency committee. Bi-State officials said the amount the largest single payment is about $2.7 million to Sverdrup Corp. will not add to the overall $330 million cost of building Metro Link. The amount will come out of a contingency fund that set aside $18 million when the program began for unanticipated design and construction costs. Other change orders had been approved earlier. If ratified by the full Bi-State board, 7 196 196 196 196 RAWLINGS. the plan will drop the amount remain RAWLINGS CAL RIPKEN JR. YOUTH Wm 1 Ifll OZZIE SMITH BASEBALL ing in the fund to about $11 million, WILSON OPTIMA GOLD BASEBALL GLOVE 14" angle weave web, flexible power and snap back. Other pending change order requests BASEBALL GLOVE total $6 million to $7 million. GLOVE 9-34' glove with super soft leather and vinyl back. RBG105B. 11" size, open web The chairman of the Metro Link committee, Thomas Purcell, said he and other members soon will meet with fastback i mi T' holdster. RBG 36 Y. Jf with Sverdrup to discuss whether any other major new costs could develop. iHiiuiHiuiiur Official Glove "We're getting down to the nut," Purcell said. "There are no other construction dollars. We don't want to go beyond what we have. We want 196 1 96 WILSON FIRST BASE MITT Anchored open web with closed pro back. A2854 WILSON SOFTBALL GLOVE Newest 1992 style, 13" split angle weave web, closed Velcro back for personalized fit. A 2000XXC to make sure that there is no misunderstanding on anybody's part" RAWLINGS RAWLINGS FIRST BASEMANS No one Wednesday voted against JOSE CANSECO the expenditures, which also include $781,352 for Kuhlmann Design Group A ML" T.ith 'three air FIELDERS GLOVE 12-12" basket web XA-VT air inn-nun lir han(. and $1 17,207 for Kennedy Associates. cumbers. XkVM BASEBALL MITT Dual post web with bottom reinforcement, fastback with holdster, adjustable thumb and little finger loops, palm and finger padding. C100FB i ine nexi I96 But one memberj Richard Conerly of Webster abstained, saying with fastback holdster for infield and outfield. RBG36 Tan he had "some discomfort" with the request. Conerly also sought to delay approval until after the meeting with Sverdrup officials. Metro Link General Manager Stephen Willis said he expects that all of the contingency fund will end up be 1 96 LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HERSHISER BASEBALL GLOVE 12-34" black leather with closed "look back" style and "checkmate" closed web. LPS-22H Louisville Slugger' (96 ing used. "I think we're going to make it but it's going to come real close," RAWLINGS. OUTFIELDERS. lumr III rj SOFTBALL RAWLINGS CATCHERS' MITT Large size with "Lite Toe" construction. For High School i and College play. C100LT GLOVE Large 14" super size basket web with circular "softball" pad. RSGXL. niiun gsTSa 1496 2496 REGENT XG-500 LITTLE LEAGUE GLOVE 11" leather palm, lightweight nylon back. Easy to break in. 03207. FRANKLIN SUPER SOFTBALLER BASEBALL GLOVE 13" black leather with mesh back, closed web and rawhide laced. 13 Tiex muiueu ucaiyn in assorted colors. rvu.uuo. tfp.HFIRE 10-14" YOUTH QC96 SOFTBALL GLOVE MZ1028. 96 Willis said. 1 Actually, Bi-State doesn't yet have all the federal money it is expecting. About $42 million still must be appropriated by Congress. The extra amount for Sverdrup is on top of its basic $10.1 million contract to manage the project. The two other firms involved in Wednesday's action had received some other extra payments before. Kuhlmann Design had already gotten $1.9 million on top of its original $2.3 million contract, while Kennedy Associates got $404,000 in addition to its $1.3 million contract. The new amounts Wednesday cover work such as a collapsed Mill Creek sewer, a new downtown traffic plan, hazardous waste removal, extra land acquisition costs and changes in downtown stations requested by city officials and St. Louis Centre. Included was a shift of station entrances into the Dillard's store to 6th Street and Washington Avenue from the original site at 7th and Washington; a shift of the station entrance at 8th and Pine streets from the sidewalk along Pine to the inside of the Laclede Gas building; and a redesign of the station entrance at St. Louis Centre to outside the mall from inside. LOUISVILLE SLUGGER TPSX LITE BASEBALL BAT Extra light CU31 alloy, tapered with black leather grip. Compare at $99.00 MJ SOFFE BASEBALL JERSEY 34 sleeve baseball jersey in a wide 96 19 EASTON L5 MAGNUM EASTON 736 BX1 BASEBALL BAT CU31 alloy, new graphics with 31.5" size. BIKE YOUTH SOFTBALL PANT Pull-up baseball pant, double knee, drawstring waist and back QC pocket in 1 00 polyester. White, grey, sizes XS-L. BIKE YOUTH BASEBALL PANT Belt looped baseball pant with elastic waist and back pocket in 100 polyester. i QC White, grey, "I SO sizes XS-L. 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Jg AQC Sizes S-XXL. BAIIINIi rltLMtlS Adaptable for face shield protectors. Youth and adult. Louisville Slugger EASTON S60 SOFTBALL BAT Ultra long body with end load for extra power, EASTON SX2 SOFTBALL BAT Slow-pitch superstar, optimal balance and power. 96 4 2496 6996 8996 BIKE COACHES SHORTS 100 nylon, original coaches short B3EASTOM wun tour pocxeis in jm mm nc a variety of colors. SARANAC LOUISVILLE SLUGGER TPS SOFTBALL BAT Power end load 28oz. lite CU31 alloy. Sizes S-XXL. mm' BATTING GLOVES Adult or youth, right or FRANKLIN 17M5a EQUIPMENT BAG RAWLINGS BASEBALLS fOfi ten nana. biws. Assorted colors 746-896 196 RAWLINGS BASEBALLS Practice baseballs, Official and Little League. olds two bats and gei American and National fl accessories. Leayue unicdi game uaus. EASTON OC96 PRO TOTE BAT BAG CO Carries bats, glove and balls. Available in assorted colors. 7 3696 CLEARANCE CLEARANCE WMfMMMMi COnVERSE l- A MITRE LINE DRIVE CHILDREN'S CLEATS It's what's inside that counts. CONVERSE ROUND TRIPPER MEN'S CLEATS Configuration cleat for better traction, fully lined, synthetic leather upper and rubber outsole. Assorted colors. Two color PU outsole for superior traction and Air-Spec upper provides durability and breathability. Black and white. LINE DRIVE MEN'S fid 1 AniFS I FATS 1 096 I if From page one students," he said. Amtrak officials say cutting the St. Louis link will save $1.4 million in annual operating costs and could help reduce federal subsidies to Amtrak by about $800,000 a year. The train used one locomotive with a four-person crew and just one passenger car, said Richard A. Eichhorst, president of the American Association of Railroaders Inc. in St. Louis. Amtrak officials said just 23,000 passengers used the link between St. Louis and Carbondale last year an average of about 23 passengers per trip. A spokesman for Amtrak described that ridership as "very disappointing. On these routes it comes down to a simple principle: 'Use it or lose The St. Louis-Carbondale route Is an extension of the "River Cities" rail line that operates regularly between St Louis and Kansas City. That service, which is subsidized by the state of Missouri, would not be threatened by the new Amtrak plan. Carbondale is the Southern Illinois link to the Chicago-to-New Orleans rail route, which also would continue under the new plan, Eichhorst said he believed rider-ship between Carbondale and St Louis decreased because the tracks gradually have been reduced from two lines to one. Passing trains must use cutouts to past one another. The shorter passenger trains must wait for freight trains to go by, so the trips were slow. One rider complained that the train from St. Louis to Carbondale didn't arrive until 12:30 a.m., making it inconvenient Amtrak's board is expected to make the final decision on canceling the route by May 27. The public is invited to make comments to Amtrak about the proposed route change between March 1 and April 30. Simon said he would write Amtrak. "I fought hard to get this rail service between St. Louis and Carbondale, and I intend to fight equally as hard to preserve it," he said. "Amtrak service is Carbondale's lone public transit outlet to St. Louis." Poshard said Carbondale needed the access to St. Louis. "But if Amtrak is in fact losing money, as it suggests," he said, "then it is hard to support continued taxpayer subsidies at a time -when the budget is floating, in red ink." 96 74 99 converts 199 It's what's inside that counts. 'i' I PONY I I 1 I CONVERSE WARM! IDC IV' 111 1 I PRO SPIKE II CHALKI 1MB 1lPii-r iy vi TT I LITE MEN'S CLEATS W.w. men's warmuos in I unvlci SIGNATURE SERIES XL MEN'S CLEATS Detachable outsole plate features 6 steel cleats for baseball and 1 6 additional PU cleats. gne SIGNATURE VCS MEN'S CLEATS AW Origlnly JzlVfi'Iae. 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