News

Pages

St. Louis Public Radio News
2:58 pm
Fri October 25, 2002

McCaskill Says She'll Run for Governor in '08

Jefferson City, MO – With just more than a week to go before the 2002 election, Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill says she'll likely run for Governor in 2008.

She's currently running for re-election as auditor and was asked yesterday if she'd serve her full four-year term, she said she would. But she said she may not complete her term if she's reelected in 2006 because she'd likely make a gubernatorial bid two years after that.

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
1:19 pm
Fri October 25, 2002

Final Senate Debate Features All Four Candidates

Democrat Jean Carnahan (left) and Republican Jim Talent (right) were joined by Libertarian Tamara Millay and Green Daniel Ramano in the final debate.

Columbia, MO –

U.S. Senate candidates met for a final debate in Columbia Thursday. From the supporters outside the debate to the post-debate news conferences, KSMU's Missy Shelton has this wrap-up.

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
1:14 pm
Fri October 25, 2002

MU Curators Expect to Name New President Nov. 21

St. Louis, MO – University of Missouri curators hope to pick a new president at their November 21st meeting.

Four-campus president Manuel Pacheco retires at the end of the year.

Curators president John Mathes says the board interviewed three candidates yesterday, and plans more today.

Mathes says that, after today's meeting in St. Louis, the curators plan to submit the names of three or four finalists to a
faculty committee.

The committee will do research and conduct more interviews.

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
11:21 am
Fri October 25, 2002

Another Inmate Mistakenly Released

St. Louis, MO – Officials at the city of St. Louis' medium security jail say a man was mistakenly freed yesterday.

Jerome Jones, Jr. was released from the city's so-called workhouse, where he faced kidnapping and burglary charges. Jones' father was the one who should have gone free. The younger Jones was taken back into custody about five hours later.

It's the latest in a series of mix-ups that last month prompted the Mayor to change management at the jail.

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
9:01 am
Fri October 25, 2002

Carnahan, Talent react to Wellstone's death

St. Louis, MO – Democratic Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota died in a plane crash earlier today. Perhaps no other family or campaign can relate more than Senator Jean Carnahan's.

Just two years ago her husband Mel Carnahan was killed in a plane crash - while in a tight senate race - just before the election.

This afternoon Senator Carnahan cancelled a news conference in Springfield and then issued the following statement:

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
2:59 pm
Thu October 24, 2002

U.S. Senate Candidates Square Off In Final Debate

Columbia, MO – In the second and final debate of the campaign today, Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates spent an hour and a half telling voters where they stand on the issues.

Incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan and Republican Jim Talent, the leading candidates, directly challenged each other's records and campaign rhetoric. Carnahan challenged Talent's congressional votes on education and gun control. Talent responded by pointing out Carnahan's vote on homeland security.

THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
2:53 pm
Thu October 24, 2002

Missouri and Seniors Fight Charity Fraud

St. Louis, MO – With the approach of the holiday season, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is urging people who believe they've been victimized by fraudulent telemarketers to contact law enforcement authorities.

Nixon was in St. Louis Thursday to speak out against charity fraud, and to recognize the efforts of volunteers who are manning phone banks to warn senior citizens about such calls.

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
1:06 pm
Thu October 24, 2002

Provisional Voting Dispute Settled

Jefferson City, MO – A settlement has been reached between the Secretary of State and two Democratic office-holders over provisional balloting in Missouri.

Both sides say today's agreement should help avoid delays at the polls on November fifth.

Cole County Circuit Judge Byron Kinder says there are no winners and no losers. The agreement allows the provisional voting rule to take effect at 5 pm tomorrow.

State Auditor Claire McCaskill and state Senator Maida Coleman sued Secretary of State Matt Blunt over the rule he devised.

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
10:18 am
Thu October 24, 2002

Third Party Candidates Will Join Debate

St. Louis, MO – Two third party candidates for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat say they're having a hard time getting attention this year.

Libertarian Party candidate Tamara Millay and Daniel Ramano, with the Green Party, are running against incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan and Republican Jim Talent.

Millary says that while she and Ramano were kept out of Monday's debate, her party is doing all that it can to get its message out to voters.

Read more
St. Louis Public Radio News
9:32 am
Thu October 24, 2002

UM Curators Hope to Narrow President Search Monday

St. Louis, MO – Curators of the University of Missouri hope to present a list of three or four finalists for the job of university President by Monday.

The Board will finish interviewing candidates this week; it's not known exactly how many people are up for the job. Current President Manuel Pacheco retires at the end of the year.

Read more

Pages