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High Noon Five: Obama’s “Blueprint,” Akin’s Campaign Aide Uses Profanity, Giants Thump Cards

The Southeast Missourian reports there was a lot of planning that went into determining if the Clay Waller case should stay in Cape Girardeau. The Missourian’s Keith Lewis spoke to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle, who stated it would be more cost efficient to bring the jury to Cape Girardeau than send the trail elsewhere. Waller is currently serving a 5 year sentence for threatening his wife’s sister over the internet.

The San Francisco Giants bumped the reigning World Champion St. Louis Cardinals from the National League Championship Series Monday with a resounding 9-0 victory. The Giants will take on the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.

The presidential candidates are beginning their final campaigning after last night’s debate. According Associated Press, Obama discussed his “Blueprint For America’s Future” during the debate. The 20-page-booklet offers a collection of his goals. The book was made in response to the GOP criticisms that he hasn't been clear on his plans for the next four years. Obama's campaign plans to distribute these across the nation.

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, an aide of Todd Akin was caught using profanity in a Tweet. Rick Tyler, Akin senior campaign adviser, furthered Akin’s ‘dog’ comment by tweeting, "If Claire McCaskill were a dog, she'd be a 'Bullshitsu.'” McCaskill’s campaign strategy now? “Just keep Todd Akin talking,” she said at a rally in Festus.

A Springfield Pastor is gaining national recognition after a speech he gave went viral. According toUSA Today, Rev. Phil Snider sounded as though he “opposed an ordinance to make it illegal for businesses and landlords to discriminate against gay, lesbian or transgender employees, customers and tenants.” But Snider soon gave a twist to his speech by revealing he had been reading a speech from the 1950s and 1960s against racial integration. Snider asked his fellow members at the city hall meeting to “stand on the right side of history.” As of Tuesday morning, the video hit 2.5 million viewers. 

Samantha Powers was a student web coordinator for KRCU in 2012-2013.
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