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Oct. 1, 2012ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: AP

Energy in St. Joseph

Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens will be in St. Joseph this week for a speech at Missouri Western State University.

Pickens address at 10:30 a.m. Thursday is part of the university's annual Convocation on Critical Issues. The speech is titled "Leadership and Getting Things Done: Reflections on a Lifetime of Comebacks and America's Energy Future." Pickens is a former Texas oilman and current natural gas crusader. He has pushed for federal legislation that would provide tax credits to help people and businesses buy vehicles and help businesses set up fueling stations.