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By Kathryn Wall
You knowit’s going to be an in-
teresting party when the gover-
nor, a congressman, the mayor
and a whole lot of performers
Silver Dollar City will be cele-
brating its 50th birthday in a big
way today with about a dozen
special guests, a couple of con-
certs and, of course, a really big
Among the party guests will be
Gov. Jay Nixon, Congressman
Roy Blunt and The Baldknob-
Silver Dollar City first opened
at 9 a.m. May 1, 1960, and has
since served 65 million guests
and a whole lot of funnel cakes.
It started with the Herschend
family and 14 other employees
running the park, which was a
replica of a small mid-19thcentu-
ry Ozarks town at the mouth of
The employees ran the shops,
gave artist demonstrations and
performed in the town square.
After 50 years and 22,000 feet
of railroad and roller coaster
track, Silver Dollar City has
grown to a 100-acre theme park,
while still maintaining the old-
time America theme.
Now more than 1,500 employ-
ees keep the park running, with
as many as 100 artisans demon-
Silver Dollar City turns 50 today
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See Silver Dollar City. Pace 4A
Nixon, Blunt to attend
celebration along with
favorite area performers.
STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
ST. LOUIS — Organizers say
more than 1,000 United
Methodist women and other
supporters are expected for a
march on Saturday in St. Louis in
support of the rights of immi-
The march occurs during the
United Methodist Women’s
Quadrennial Assembly. Orga-
nizers say the march and rally
will call for an end to racial pro-
It comes in the aftermath of
Arizona’s newly passed law re-
quiring local and state law en-
forcement to question people
about their immigration status if
there’s reason to suspect they’re
in the country illegally. Critics
claim the law is unconstitution-
The march at 11:30 a.m. will be
from the America’s Center con-
vention center to Kiener Plaza in
downtown St. Louis.
State Rep. Mark Parkinson, R-
St. Charles, is preparing legisla-
tionfor theMissouri General As-
semblytoconsider next year that
would mirror Arizona’s law.
Arizona’s new law is designed
to give law enforcement officials
more immigration enforcement
during traffic stops, Parkinson
Failure to produce identifica-
tion would give police “reason-
able suspicion” that a person
may be an illegal immigrant, re-
gardless of skin color, Parkinson
“If you’reherelegally, youdon’t
have anything to worry about,”
Parkinson told the News-Leader.
March in St. Louis to protest newimmigration law
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By Malia Rulon
WASHINGTON — Missouri
han said Friday that while she
applauds the Senate for taking
up financial reform, which is
expected to come up for a vote
next week, the bill is long over-
The Democrat, who is run-
ningfor the Senate seat of retir-
ing Republican Kit Bond, said
she’s been asking the White
House, Sen. Claire McCaskill,
D-Mo., andanyonewhowill lis-
ten to get moving on the bill.
“Quite frankly, I’m critical of
everybody out here for waiting
more than 18 months to bring
this up,” she said. “I think the
fact that they’ve delayed this so
long has had a bad effect on the
overall economic recovery be-
cause of the uncertainty in the
Still, she stoppedshort of say-
ing she would vote for it, ex-
plaining that there are several
key provisions that she’s
watching, such as the creation
of an independent consumer
protection agency, which she
called “a big, huge, important
Carnahan has worked as sec-
financial scams, and she likes
to tout the $10 billion she has
helped Missouri investors re-
cover. She said she’s critical of
language in the reformbill that
would allow the federal gov-
ernment to take precedence
over state laws governing secu-
rities and consumer protec-
“I’ll be fighting like a dog to
make sure that we keep states,
who are the cops on the street,
on this issue,” she said. “That’s
a big deal.”
The Senate plans to consider
the bill next week, anda slewof
amendments are expected.
Carnahan’s likely Republican
opponent, Rep. Roy Blunt of
Springfield, voted against the
bill in the House in December.
Carnahan, who met with re-
porters Friday for an informal
discussion at the Democratic
Senatorial Campaign Commit-
tee office in Washington, also
If 100 cars reduced their idling time by five minutes a day, for five days a week for a year, it would reduce...
JEROME T. NAKAGAWA / NEWS·LEADER
Kenneth Giddens waits |r ||s car at Dav|d Harr|sor E|erertary. T|e M|ssour| Departrert of Natura| Resources.
Spr|rcf|e|d Pub||c Sc|oo|s ard t|e Ozar| C|ear A|r A|||arce |ave partrered to reduce car |d||rc |r sc|oo| zores.
DNR to parents:
Turn off the gas
By Cory de Vera
About 10 months ago, Greg
Pelkey was walking with mem-
bers of the Ozarks Clean Air Al-
liance at Holland Elementary
School, talking about the impact
of vehicles left sitting with their
“We were focused on buses,
but we walkedout, andbam! You
were hit in the face,” said Pelkey,
the district’s sustainability and
It wasn’t the buses that were
idling their engines, but a long
line of car-driving parents wait-
ing to pick their kids up.
Friday, the school district for-
mally joined with the Ozarks
Clean Air Alliance and the Mis-
souri Department of Natural Re-
sources at Harrison Elementary
age engine idling around
“If you have unnecessary
idling, you are producing harm-
ful air emissions, including air in
and around the school,” said
Mark Templeton, director of the
Department of Natural Re-
sources, at a news conference.
“These emissions can harm
students’ health, as well as the
air quality. It’s a high priority to
control emissions around
schools because children are
part of a sensitive population,
along with the elderly. So we
need to be sure to protect their
lungs as much or more than oth-
ers in our communities.”
Schools seek to curb emissions caused by idling cars.
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