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  • How To Win an Election

    07/15/2012 3:59:46 AM PDT · by rodguy911 · 49 replies
    various ^ | 7/15/12 | Rodguy911
    To win and election all that is required is to tell the truth. Especially when dealing with the regime/obama. Tropical storm Debby destroys Florida,where is Obama?,Joplin Mo.is still waiting for federal money a year later! Where is the regime. Power still out in the dc area. When a president can't be bothered to take care of his constituents in time of need what good is he.Just these few examples alone point out the failure of the obama regime and why he should be replace with anyone who will simply take care of a nations citizens in a time of need,...
  • Obama hypocrisy: Joplin High School commencement address - "Generosity, Selfishness"

    05/24/2012 9:30:31 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 12 replies
    Addressing the graduating seniors of Joplin High School during a commencement speech on Monday, President Obama praised the selfless response of the Joplin community, and other kindhearted individuals, in the aftermath of the horrific tornadoes that struck the city last year. But the President cautioned the students that "as you begin the next stage in your journey, you will encounter greed and selfishness; ignorance and cruelty. You will meet people...who believe looking after others is only for suckers." "But", the President added, "you [the students] are from Joplin. So you will remember, you will know, just how many people there...
  • United Arab Emirates gives $5M to Joplin hospital

    05/18/2012 2:25:18 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 4 replies
    STL Today (Post Dispatch) ^ | Friday, May 18, 2012 | Associated Press
    Joplin is getting another big boost from the Middle East as the Missouri city rebuilds and prepares for the anniversary of a devastating tornado that killed 161 people. United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba was in Joplin Friday to announce that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is donating $5 million to Mercy Hospital for a pediatric section and the development of a neonatal intensive care unit, a first for the Joplin hospital. Mercy was one of the most prominent of 8,000 buildings destroyed in the May 22 twister. The towering structure was left little more than a shell after...
  • 'Miracle' tornado survivor denied workers' comp

    10/23/2011 1:40:53 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 25 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 23rd 2011 | Jim Salter
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — By all accounts, Mark Lindquist is a hero, an underpaid social worker who nearly gave his life trying to save three developmentally disabled adults from the Joplin tornado. Both houses of the Missouri legislature honored Lindquist, the Senate resolution calling him "a true hero and inspiration to others." But heroism doesn't pay the bills. The tornado's 200 mph winds tossed Lindquist nearly a block, broke every rib, obliterated his shoulder, knocked out most of his teeth and put him in a coma for about two months. Lindquist, 51, ran up medical expenses that exceed $2.5 million,...
  • FEMA sends Joplin money to East Coast after Irene (FEMA another political arm of the Democrat Party)

    08/29/2011 9:16:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    google ^ | 8/29/2011 | ap
    Some federal money pledged to tornado-ravaged Joplin and other disaster sites is being diverted to help victims of Hurricane Irene. Bob Josephson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday that FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund is running low. He says individual aid to victims of the May 22 tornado that destroyed about one-third of Joplin will continue, but money for long-term public repair and rebuilding projects will be used for immediate disaster relief on the East Coast.
  • Before & After Joplin Tornado (Video Drive Through)

    07/09/2011 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/2011 | Youtube
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  • Rush Limbaugh Speaks in Joplin, Missouri

    07/05/2011 9:38:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 07/04/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause) MAN: Maha Rushie! RUSH: Thank you all very much. AUDIENCE: (cheers) RUSH: Thank you so much, but I can't hear you. I'm a little hard of hearing. AUDIENCE: (wild cheers and applause) RUSH: I gotta tell you, folks: Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this tonight. It was a thrill, it was an honor to be here tonight among all of you. It's the Fourth of July, and do you know what we're celebrating today? AUDIENCE: (cheers) RUSH: No, no. We are celebrating a Revolution. AUDIENCE: (cheers) RUSH: We...
  • Rush Limbaugh in Joplin,Mo. Not political

    07/05/2011 7:02:10 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4,2011 | powersportsofjoplin
    Check the comments
  • Any FReepers on the ground in Joplin, MO to report on 4th of July celebration?

    07/04/2011 2:06:32 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 23 replies
    n/a ^ | 7/4/11 | n/a
    Just wondering if anybody is on hand at the 4th of July celebration going on in Landreth Park.
  • Rush Limbaugh to deliver tea to Landreth Park event (JOPLIN, Mo.)

    07/02/2011 8:53:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | July 1,2011
    JOPLIN, Mo. — Rush Limbaugh will come to Joplin on Monday, along with a truckload of ice tea products for revelers at the annual Fourth of July celebration. Limbaugh’s appearance evolved from a contest conducted to promote his company, “Two If by Tea.” The contest sought nominations for Limbaugh to send a truckload of chilled tea products to a Fourth of July celebration of a city that “celebrates American pride.” A number of contest entries nominated Joplin as the destination, citing local efforts to recover from the May 22 tornado. Limbaugh announced on Friday that the truckload of tea will...
  • Joplin Tornado 5 weeks later

    07/01/2011 1:51:54 PM PDT · by ozarkgirl · 24 replies
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  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Mr. L's Tavern, Fungus outbreak in Joplin Ms, Gene Simmons

    06/14/2011 5:59:13 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 7 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 06-14-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about a deadly fungus outbreak in Joplin Missouri after their major tornado. Gene Simmons talks about Barack Obama and Israel. Malcom X's daughter is convicted of identity theft. University liberals at Goshen University ban the National Anthem as being too violent. We talk about it all today.
  • Donald Trump dings Eric Cantor, reprises birther talk

    06/05/2011 6:56:37 PM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2011 | JUANA SUMMERS
    While most speakers at the Faith and Freedom Coalition played up conservative themes, Donald Trump delivered a crowd-pleasing reprise of a few old favorite themes. But also in his sights: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who has called for spending offsets for disaster-relief funds following a tornado in Joplin, a southwest Missouri town, that killed at least 138 people. “Rep. Cantor, who I like, said we don’t want to give money to the tornado victims. And yet in Afghanistan, we’re spending $10 billion a month,” Trump said. “But we don’t want to help the people that got devastated by tornadoes,...
  • Laquey Elementary School running fundraiser for Joplin tornado victims

    06/02/2011 5:37:38 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 77 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/23/2011 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    LAQUEY, Mo. (May 23, 2011) — Just one day after a tornado struck Joplin and destroyed thousands of homes, the 287 students of Laquey Elementary School began a fundraising project that they hope will help a fellow southwest Missouri community. The Laquey R-V School District is located to the west and southwest of Fort Leonard Wood, and the New Years Eve tornado which struck Fort Leonard Wood tore through the far southern end of the Laquey district on its way to the post. While nobody was hurt and the affected parts of the Laquey district were mostly unpopulated forested land,...
  • Fort Leonard Wood sends truck of donations to Joplin tornado victims

    06/02/2011 5:33:48 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 6/1/2011 | Marti Yoshida/Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 1, 2011) — Fort Leonard Wood personnel sent several 3 1/2-ton trucks packed full of donated items to Joplin last week to help local tornado victims. Personnel at the post, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado just five months ago in which 47 homes were destroyed and 97 damaged, started collecting donated items the day after the tornado hit Joplin. Lynn Morgan, Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Services director, said that after the tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, donations poured in from all over the country and the magnitude of the amount of items...
  • A Real Act of God in Joplin, Missouri (The Act of God Came After the Storm)

    05/31/2011 8:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/31/2011 | Heather Carlton
    What happened in Joplin, MO was not an Act of God.  It was a natural act of nature.  The storm came about because the weather patterns were right, but it would have happened there with or without the town of Joplin in its path.  The Act of God is was what came later. Joplin will never be the same.  Our hearts are broken, but not our spirit.  I am standing on Range Line road looking at what was my town.  I see where the Academy Sports used to stand and near it our favorite pizza place, Pizza By Stout.  Behind...
  • Guard builds field hospital outside destroyed St. John's Hospital in Joplin

    05/30/2011 8:44:47 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 7 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/28/2011 | 2nd Lt. John Quin/Missouri National Guard Public Affairs
    JOPLIN, Mo. (May 28, 2011) — With the twisted husk of St. John’s Hospital reminding them of the importance of their mission, a group of Missouri National Guardsmen erected a mobile hospital unit in a fraction of the time they were given. Because they were conducting annual training nearby, soldiers of the 117th Engineer Team (Asphalt), of Monett, were on duty conducting search and rescue missions within hours of the tornado hitting Joplin, said Sgt 1st Class Steve White. “We’re here to help relieve the pain,” White said. “We bring a lot of heavy equipment and can get to things...
  • Guard supervising Joplin debris removal, cleanup by governor’s order

    05/30/2011 8:42:06 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/27/2011 | Maj. Tamara Spicer/Missouri National Guard Public Affairs
    JOPLIN, Mo. (May 27, 2011) — Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri National Guard to supervise the cleanup and debris removal process in Joplin. Citizen-soldiers and airmen were activated immediately following the May 22 tornado and are ready for their new mission, said Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of Missouri. “We are ready for the new mission Gov. Nixon has given us and are prepared to help our friends and family in Joplin in every way we can,” Danner said.
  • National Guard mission changes from clearing IEDs to cleaning up Joplin

    05/30/2011 8:39:43 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/27/2011 | Sgt. Jon E. Dougherty/Missouri National Guard Public Affairs
    JOPLIN, Mo. (May 27, 2011) — A year ago, the 203rd Engineer Battalion of the Missouri Army National Guard woke up every day in a war zone. That changed Sunday when one of the season’s deadliest tornados blew through this southwest Missouri community of 46,000, leaving behind a path of devastation worse than most of these combat engineers experienced in Afghanistan. Charged with clearing improvised explosive devices from hundreds of kilometers of bumpy, dusty — and dangerous — roads in the war-torn country’s restive east, members of the 203rd served their nation doing one of the hardest jobs in theater....
  • National Guardsman rescued Joplin tornado victims in his Wal-Mart job

    05/30/2011 8:34:39 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 5 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/26/2011 | Sgt. Jon E. Dougherty/Missouri National Guard Public Affairs
    JOPLIN, Mo. (May 26, 2011) — Some people would call him a hero, but to hear Spc. Jeffrey Price tell it, he was just doing his job. Price, a heavy equipment operator for the Carthage-based 294th Engineer Company of the Missouri Army National Guard, helped rescue dozens of people following Sunday’s deadly storm that left hundreds dead, hundreds more injured and much of this city of about 50,000 people in ruins. Price, 22, was on duty at his job in the automotive department at a local Wal-Mart SuperCenter Sunday as the deadly tornado that flattened area homes, destroyed businesses and...
  • Blunt tours tornado damage in Joplin

    05/30/2011 8:31:41 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 4 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/24/2011 | Press Office of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt
    JOPLIN, Mo. (May 24, 2011) — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt toured the devastating damage today resulting from the recent deadly tornado in Joplin and met with federal and local authorities to ensure that there is a speedy and comprehensive recovery and rebuilding effort under way. "I live about 60 miles from Joplin and have been here hundreds of times. This was a huge path of destruction in one of Missouri's major cities, and I've never seen anything like it. I applaud the federal and local officials for their recovery efforts, and I thank the volunteers who are generously dedicating their...
  • National Guard work continues in Joplin following Sunday tornado

    05/30/2011 8:27:00 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 1 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/24/2011 | Maj. Tamara Spicer/Missouri National Guard Public Affairs
    CARTHAGE, Mo. (May 24, 2011) – The Missouri National Guard continues to work in support of tornado relief operations in Joplin on order from Gov. Jay Nixon. With continued rainfall, the Missouri National Guard task force continues operations in Joplin with approximately 220 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen spread over the affected areas, said task force operations officer Maj. Michael Seek, training and plans officer with the 35th Engineer Brigade. “At this point, our concern is the safety of the citizens of Joplin,” Seek said. “This is an important mission. Our goal is to help support the local first responders as they...
  • Pulaski County Tourism Board may give $10,000 to Joplin for tornado aid

    05/30/2011 8:24:04 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/24/2011 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (May 24, 2011) — Members of the Pulaski County Tourism Board voted Tuesday evening to make a $10,000 donation to disaster relief in Joplin, provided that a legal review verifies that special non-tax funds maintained by the tourism bureau can be used for that purpose. Most of the tourism bureau’s money comes from a special transient guest tax collected from people who stay in the county’s hotels, motels and other lodging facilities and must be used to support local tourism. However, the tourism bureau also has additional money from a variety of sources that isn’t subject to...
  • Missouri National Guard mobilized following Sunday tornado in Joplin

    05/30/2011 8:21:30 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 1 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/23/2011 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    JOPLIN, Mo. (May 23, 2011) — A Sunday night tornado striking Joplin has led to the mobilization of the Missouri National Guard. St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, two fire stations, and Joplin High School were among the public buildings damaged or destroyed by the tornado, along with commercial business areas. Casualty totals are still unknown but preliminary reports include 89 dead. “As soon as we heard the news of the tornados, the Missouri National Guard began mobilization activities,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, in a prepared statement. “The 35th Engineer...
  • National Guard begins Joplin mission

    05/30/2011 8:18:49 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 4 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/23/2011 | Maj. Tamara Spicer/Missouri National Guard Public Affairs
    CARTHAGE, Mo. (May 23, 2011) – Immediately after being activated by Gov. Jay Nixon, the Missouri National Guard began tornado relief operations in Joplin. Approximately 140 Guardsmen are assisting in search and rescue missions in support of local authorities, and are expected to conduct a number of missions in the upcoming days including emergency route clearance, communications support, door-to-door safety visits and security. Among those responding are the soldiers of the 117th Engineer Team, of Monett, and 294th Engineer Company, of Carthage and Anderson. Additionally, a Joint Task Force Communications Kit out of Jefferson City is in route to assist...
  • Pulaski County emergency responders mobilize for Joplin tornado victims

    05/30/2011 8:14:59 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/23/2011 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (May 23, 2011) — When a New Years’ Eve tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, donations poured in to help numerous soldiers and families who lost their homes even though nobody was killed. Less than a day after a major tornado struck Joplin and killed at least 89 people, Pulaski County Presiding Commissioner Gene Newkirk, Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King and Pulaski County Ambulance Director Gary Carmack announced that they’re working to send emergency supplies as well as trained personnel to provide emergency relief in Joplin.
  • Westboro Baptist Picketers a No Show in Joplin During Tornado Memorial

    05/30/2011 12:19:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2011 | Michelle Vu
    Westboro Baptist Church members did not show up on Sunday afternoon in Joplin as expected. But thousands of Joplin supporters did show up and lined the streets armed with signs that declare, "God Loves Joplin," just in case. The extremist Westboro group, known for picketing at funerals of military officers, had announced earlier that they would protest in Joplin, Mo., on Sunday against President Obama, who spoke at a memorial service for tornado victims. In the group's press release, they also claim that Joplin was hit by a tornado as God's punishment for the sins of residents. But when Sunday...
  • Westboro Baptist protestors met by counter protestors (Police used Tear Gas on Counter protestors)

    05/30/2011 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 19 replies
    http://www.kspr.com ^ | May 29, 2011 | Joanna Small / May 29, 2011 )
    Police escorted the Westboro member to safety and used tear gas to control the crowd.
  • Pro-Joplin (Anti-Westboro Baptist Church) Rally, 5/29/11

    05/29/2011 5:54:15 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 29,, 2011
    Watch the video HERE.
  • Classy. Obama Sits in Front Row and Chews Gum at Joplin Memorial Service (Video)

    05/29/2011 3:51:45 PM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Classy as always… Obama sits in front row and chews gum during the sermon at the Joplin Memorial Service. Maybe he learned this at his Trinity Church? VIDEO Nicorette gum? Pastor Aaron Brown from Joplin gave a powerful sermon today at the Joplin Memorial Service.
  • Was Obama Chewing On Gum During Joplin Memorial Service? (video)

    05/29/2011 1:37:35 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 74 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 29, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    After the sermon was delivered at the Joplin, MO tornado memorial service, President Obama, who was sitting in the front row, was clearly scene chewing on something.
  • Obama going to Missouri to offer help in healing

    05/29/2011 9:28:05 AM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies
    Ass Press/Yahuh ^ | May 29,2011 | Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama is pivoting from diplomacy on the world stage to the intimate and delicate domestic task of acting as healer-in-chief to a devastated community. The president travels to tornado-wrecked Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, a day after returning from a six-day European tour of Ireland, England, France and Poland. After days of focusing on the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world, he'll turn to an even more critical connection: his own, with the American people. The president will visit with survivors and family members of the worst tornado in decades, a monster storm that tore through Joplin...
  • Husband Dies Saving Wife From Joplin Tornado - Inspirational Videos

    05/28/2011 12:25:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    God Tube ^ | 26 May 2011 | untilweflyaway
    Tornadoes have been tearing through the heart of America causing tremendous tragedy and devastation. One of the many heartbreaking stories comes from the recent twister that devastated Joplin earlier this week. Don Lansaw gave his life to protect and save his young wife, Bethany Lansaw, when the tornado tore through their house. What an amazing story of selfless love and devotion, the kind of love that God calls us to. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 Bethany is a Christian and needs our prayers now more than ever....
  • Joplin Doctor Details Tornado Aftermath

    05/28/2011 6:26:03 AM PDT · by birddog · 25 replies
    The City Wire ^ | 5/27/11 | Kevin Kikta
    45 Seconds: Memoirs of an ER Doctor from May 22, 2011. My name is Dr. Kevin Kikta, and I was one of two emergency room doctors who were on duty at St. John’s Regional MedicalCenter in Joplin, MO on Sunday May 22,2011. You never know that it will be the most important day of your life until the day is over. The day started like any other day for me: waking up, eating, going to the gym, showering, and going to my 400pm ER shift. As I drove to the hospital I mentally prepared for my shift as I always...
  • Will Norton Found (Sad Ending) :-(

    05/27/2011 11:56:44 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 45 replies · 24+ views
    Will Norton was the young man who had just graduated from high school when the Joplin tornado hit. He was pulled through the sunroof of his SUV while his dad tried in vain to hold onto him. A massive search for him has been underway since last Sunday. His family is reporting tonight on Facebook that sadly his body was found today. :*(
  • Westboro Baptist Church "Thanks God" for Joplin Tornado Victims

    05/27/2011 8:32:29 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 82 replies
    San Diego Entertainer ^ | May 27, 2011 | Allie Daugherty
    The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has found a new group of people to rally against. The Kansas church, most infamous for its hatred of homosexuals, posted a document last Monday on its website celebrating the deaths of the Joplin, Missouri tornado victims. “Thank God for 89 dead & counting in Joplin, Mo & 1 dead in Reading, KS!” the document declared in capital letters. “God’s whirlwind is pounding the enemies of Christ! WBC will picket your raging blasphemous stinky memorials!”
  • More Hot Air From Rosie O’Donnell: Global Warming Causing Deadly Tornadoes

    05/27/2011 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 27, 2011 | annem040359
    Good grief! Now even folks like Rosie O'Donnell, who cannot simply have the kindness to keep her mouth closed for a change brings up this discredited idea called global warming. Just like Al Gore, Ms. O'Donnell is playing the "blame game". Oh for goodness sakes, Ms. O'Donnell, as horrible as these tornadoes have been, this has been part of the phenomenon called "La Nina". Plus this is also tornado alley we are dealing with, though the number of these very horrible tornadoes have been great. Give the people in these hard-hit areas CREDIT that they are working to put their...
  • Official: 232 people are 'unaccounted for' after Joplin tornado

    05/26/2011 10:25:14 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 13 replies
    KY3 ^ | 052611 | KY3
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- State officials said Thursday morning that they don't know the whereabouts of 232 people who likely were in the city on Sunday afternoon when the tornado hit. Missouri Department of Public Safety deputy director Andrea Spillars released a list of the names. She urged survivors to check in. Officials said previously they believe people who are "unaccounted for" aren't necessarily dead or trapped in debris. They say many are probably safe and but failed to tell friends and family where they are. Cell phone service in Joplin remains spotty. Spillars said officials know some of the missing...
  • Names of 232 missing after Joplin tornado released

    05/26/2011 12:25:32 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 1+ views
    excerpt- The death toll rose Wednesday to 125 people, not all of them identified, and officials have estimated more than 900 were injured.
  • Controversial Westboro Baptist Church Plans Protest in Joplin

    05/26/2011 10:36:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    KSPR ^ | May 26, 2011
    Church members plan to protest when President Obama visits tornado victimsThe controversial Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest President Obama's visit to Joplin, Missouri Sunday. On its website, the church writes, "Thank God for 125 dead in Joplin." Church members claim Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has attacked them by promoting laws banning them from protesting at soldiers' funerals.
  • State: 232 names have been formally filed on official list of missing people in Joplin

    05/26/2011 9:07:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    nbcactionnews ^ | May 26, 2011 | Chris Hernandez
    State officials are announcing today the state of Missouri is taking over the listing of the names of the dead and unaccounted for. NBC Action News has learned that 232 names have been formally filed with the state as missing and that the estimate of 1,500 unaccounted for is considered much higher than the reality.
  • Body of toddler Skyular Logsdon found in Joplin morgue (16 month old swept from Mother's arms)

    05/25/2011 6:22:45 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 41 replies
    KC STAR ^ | 25 May 11 | James Hart
    The remains of Skyular Logsdon, a 16-month-old who disappeared during the tornado Sunday in Joplin, were identified at a morgue there on Wednesday evening, a family member said.The search for Skyular, who was ripped from his mother’s arms by the storm, attracted national attention. The little boy’s great-uncle made the identification, said Rhonda Brewer, the stepmother of the child’s uncle. Skyular’s father was recently released from the hospital, and his mother is still being treated. Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/05/25/2904023/remains-of-missing-baby-skyular.html#ixzz1NPs11BhT
  • Woman dies of heart attack when told of father's tornado death

    05/25/2011 10:28:59 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/11 | John Stevens
    A 54-year-old Missouri woman has died after suffering a heart attack when told of her father's death in the Joplin tornado. The grieving woman collapsed after being told that her father was among the dead after the tornado hit. Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges said the woman who died on Tuesday didn't immediately learn of her father's death in the historic storm that has killed more than 120 people.
  • Tornado Debris From Joplin (MO) Found 150 Miles Away

    05/25/2011 8:55:56 AM PDT · by rond · 22 replies
    KSPR ^ | May 24, 2011 | KSPR
    Ella Rogers saw the piece of paper in her yard and couldn't quite figure it out, at first. It was a canceled check, dated 1996 and written to a water company. Just a slip of paper, signifying a payment on a long-ago utility bill. The check was written by a woman in Joplin, whose house was destroyed in Sunday's storm. "She lost everything," a colleague of the Joplin woman told KSPR News on Tuesday. "We just collected money in the office for her because she doesn't have anything left." Save for her life, of course -- and her connection to...
  • Storm rated an EF-5; death toll now stands at 122 (Joplin)

    05/24/2011 6:31:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    Springfield News-Leader | May 24, 2011 | Cory de Vera
    Gannett publication; title and link only permitted on FR. Title is descriptive; story contains stunning aerial photograph closeups of the devastation plus links to many other stories of the disaster. Link: Storm rated an EF-5; death toll now stands at 122
  • Horrible… Deadly Tornado Sucks Teen Through Sunroof While Riding Home From Graduation

    05/24/2011 6:13:36 PM PDT · by radioone · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-25-11 | Lady Liberty
    Will Norton was on his way home from his Joplin High School graduation ceremony when the tornado hit on Sunday. The 18 year-old graduate was sucked through the sunroof of the car he was riding in with his father. He hasn’t been seen since.
  • Pregnancy Center in Joplin, Missouri Still Stands, Helps Others

    05/24/2011 2:57:56 PM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 24, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pregnancy Center in Joplin, Missouri Still Stands, Helps Others Joplin, Missouri -- Following the deadly tornadoes that ravaged this Missouri city, a pregnancy center that provides help for women seeking alternatives to abortions is still standing. Now, it is helping the local community that has seen so much suffering. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/24/pregnancy-center-in-joplin-missouri-still-stands-helps-others/
  • In Wake of Tornado, Official Says 1,500 Are Unaccounted For (Joplin)

    05/24/2011 12:40:29 PM PDT · by TSgt · 36 replies
    NYTimes ^ | May 24, 2011 | A.G. SULZBERGER and BRIAN STELTER
    JOPLIN, Mo. — About 1,500 people are unaccounted for in this battered city, a Fire Department official said Tuesday, as rescue workers took advantage of a few hours of sunny weather to continue searching for survivors in buildings leveled by the country’s deadliest tornado in more than 60 years. At least 117 people have died. While the number of those unaccounted for is alarmingly high in a city with only 49,000 people — and raises the specter of a far higher death count — it may merely be a reflection of the widespread breakdown of communication systems here in the...
  • In Wake of Tornado, Official Says 1,500 Are Unaccounted For

    05/24/2011 12:40:34 PM PDT · by library user · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | May 24, 2011 | Pinch Sulzberger
    ~ EXCERPT ~ JOPLIN, Mo. — About 1,500 people are unaccounted for in this battered city, a Fire Department official said Tuesday, as rescue workers took advantage of a few hours of sunny weather to continue searching for survivors in buildings leveled by the country’s deadliest tornado in more than 60 years. At least 117 people have died. **snip** Earlier Tuesday, President Obama, who is on a state trip in Britain, said that he was monitoring the federal response to the tornado and that he planned to visit Missouri on Sunday “to talk with folks who’ve been affected, to talk...
  • A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never!

    05/23/2011 5:19:41 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | Bill McKibben
    Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots from Joplin, Mo., you should not wonder: Is this somehow related to the tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala., or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that (which, together, comprised the most active April for tornadoes in U.S. history). No, that doesn’t mean a thing. It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advisable to try to connect them in your mind with, say, the fires burning across Texas...