S-1: General form of registration statement for all companies including face-amount certificate companies

Published on October 9, 2001



Exhibit 23

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
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As independent public accountants, we hereby consent to the use of our reports
(and to all references to our Firm) included in or made a part of this
registration statement.

/s/ ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP

St. Louis Missouri
October 9, 2001