St. Louis, MO – Longtime federal judge Clyde Cahill died Wednesday at his St. Louis home. He was the first black federal judge in St. Louis.
Cahill was 81; a cause of death was not given.
Cahill was known for his fervent commitment to civil rights. He was appointed to the federal bench by President Carter in 1980, making him the first black federal trial judge for Missouri's Eastern District.
Survivors include his wife, six children and seven grandchildren.
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Secretary of State's office says Ralph Nader's supporters are short of the number of signatures needed to get the independent presidential candidate on the state's November ballot.
He needed 10,000 valid signatures. Backers turned in 12,893, but only 9,006 were ruled valid.
Secretary of State spokesman Spence Jackson says a court challenge is allowed within ten days.
Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese says the campaign is checking into how it might appeal, and would consider going to court.
St. Louis, MO – At a suburban St. Louis hotel, Mrs. Bush spoke about her husband's plans to institute permanent tax relief and strengthen education.
The First Lady also touched on issues of particular importance to women. She called for medical liability reform, noting that obstetricians face some of the highest malpractice insurance premiums in the industry: