July 7th, 2008
01:41 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama plane diverts to St. Louis after technical problem


Watch Obama comment on his plane troubles.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (CNN) - Barack Obama's plane made an unscheduled landing in St. Louis Monday after the pilot reported technical problems. The plane landed safely.

Obama told reporters after landing it was the first time he had had to land because of mechanical problems.

"Just thought we'd spice things up a little bit today," he joked, adding: "Anytime a pilot says that something's not working the way its supposed to, then you know, you make sure you tighten your seat belt. Everything seemed under control, the pilots knew what they were doing."

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
May 7th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Ex-Clintonite makes press-release goof

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/05/07/art.pressrel.cnn.jpg caption=" A former Clinton staffer is now pushing a unity ticket."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Old habits die hard, a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter proved this week when he sent out a press release from his new organization with press@hillaryclinton.com as the contact address.

Sam Arora, a Clinton aide for three years, made the goof Tuesday in a press release for VoteBoth, which is pressing for a ticket that would bring the two Democratic rivals together.

The release said "press@voteboth.com," but linked to the Clinton campaign's generic media e-mail address.

Arora said it was a simple mistake caused by his using an old Microsoft document to make the new one.

"I didn't realize that, when you do this in Microsoft Word, you have to look at what the html says," he said. "This was just me being technically unadvanced."

Collusion between VoteBoth and the Clinton campaign would be illegal, since VoteBoth filed with the Federal Election Commission as independent of any candidate or its committees.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton