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   The drying out process is still underway at a St. Ann apartment building damaged when a kitchen fire Friday morning set off the sprinklers.  The building was temporarily condemned after water from the 10th floor fire soaked all of the lower floors.  

   The American Red Cross continues to assist the 161 displaced residents.  More than 100 are calling the Super 8 Motel in St. Ann home for now.  

   Many Santa Ana residents were disheartened Sunday when they learned it would be at least Tuesday before they can return home to see what the water did to their personal belongings.

Monday, 31 March 2014 04:45
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   The deadline to sign up for insurance in states like Missouri and Illinois, where the federal government running the healthcare exchange, is 11:59 p.m. Monday.  And as the number of people rushing to the Healthcare.gov website accelerates, federal officials are warning that they could again face long wait times on the site.  
   The site is reportedly working well now after its disastrous start last October.  Today the problem is expected to be the sheer volume of users.  
   Those without insurance can be fined either one-percent of their income or $95, whichever is greater, when they file 2014 federal taxes.  Some local residents tell Fox 2 News that the fine isn't enough to persuade them to sign up.
   To sign up before the deadline, visit HealthCare.gov or you can call 1-800-318-2596 to sign up by phone.
   Federal officials have said the deadline will be pushed back for anyone who is still working on an application at midnight.  
Monday, 31 March 2014 04:41
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   A couple of injuries mean there's room on the Cardinal's 25 man roster for a fan favorite.  Infielder Pete Kozma made the Opening Day squad after the team placed infielder Mark Ellis and pitchers Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte on the 15 day disabled list.  
   Ellis is out with tendinitis in his left knee.  His move is retroactive to March 27th.  The moves for both Garcia, who's still nursing his left shoulder, and Motte, out with a right elbow injury, are retroactive to March 21st.  The Cardinals announced the Opening Day roster Sunday.  
   The Cardinals will face Cincinnati in Monday's 2014 season opener at Great American Ballpark. Redbird ace Adam Wainwright will face Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto. First pitch is at 3:10 p.m.
 
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The Cardinals 25-man Opening Day roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (12): Keith Butler-RHP, Randy Choate-LHP, Joe Kelly-RHP, Lance Lynn-RHP, Seth Maness-RHP, Carlos Martinez-RHP, Shelby Miller-RHP, Pat Neshek-RHP, Trevor Rosenthal-RHP, Kevin Siegrist-LHP, Michael Wacha-RHP, Adam Wainwright-RHP;
 
CATCHERS (2): Tony Cruz, Yadier Molina;
 
INFIELDERS (6): Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, Jhonny Peralta, Kolten Wong;
 
OUTFIELDERS (5): Peter Bourjos, Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Shane Robinson;
 
DISABLED LIST (3): Mark Ellis, Jaime Garcia, Jason Motte.
 
 
 
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Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

Here's what you need to know:

— The deadline is Mar. 31 at midnight EDT for the states where the federal government is running the sign-up website; states running their own exchanges set their own deadlines.

— You can sign up online by going to HealthCare.gov or your state insurance exchange. If you don't know what your state marketplace is called, HealthCare.gov will direct you.

—You can call 1-800-318-2596 to sign up by phone or get help from an enrollment specialist.

—Check online for sign-up centers that may be open locally, offering in-person assistance.

—If you started an application by Monday but didn't finish, perhaps because of errors, missing information or website glitches, you can take advantage of a grace period. The government says it will accept paper applications until April 7 and take as much time as necessary to handle unfinished cases on HealthCare.gov.

—Be prepared for the possibility of long wait times.

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