Out of the past: Aug. 12
(Out of the Past ~ 08/12/18)
Even if there is no additional, significant rain in river basins to the north, forecasters say the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau isn't expected to drop below flood stage until early September. McBRIDE, Mo. -- Eighth District U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson surveyed the flood damage in the Chester, Illinois, and McBride area from a barge yesterday and assured local residents the broken levee in the McBride area will be repaired at federal expense; the Bois Brule levee break along the Mississippi River near McBride is 1,200 to 1,500 feet in length.. ...
Today in History
(National News ~ 08/12/18)
Today is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2018. There are 141 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 12, 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York. On this date: In 1859, poet and English professor Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the words to "America the Beautiful," was born in Falmouth, Mass...
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