St. Louis, MO – About 3,000 people gathered at a planned community in St. Charles Monday to show their support for Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
McCain spent most of his 20-minute address to the crowd talking about the economy. Missouri's unemployment rate is higher than most of its surrounding states, and has jumped more than a percentage point since last August.
McCain promised the crowd he would cut taxes, and veto any budget that contained pork-barrel spending.
St. Louis, MO – The Missouri Botanical Garden has added the six millionth species to its "library of plants."
The newest leaf in the Garden's herbarium is from a large philodendron from Ecuador. In addition to being a landmark specimen for the garden, the leaf is also from a new species.
Botanist Thomas Croat, the Garden's P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany, spotted the leaf on a mountainside in Ecuador. Its collection was an arduous process that involved climbing a cliff, which Croat described to laughter.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has agreed to provide old e-mails at no cost to several media outlets that sued his administration.
Under a settlement announced Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court, Blunt's administration is to provide free copies of records from the state's backup e-mail system to satisfy several Sunshine Law requests.