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Last night John called me to tell me a building had collapsed in Clinton, Missouri, my hometown, and that some people were trapped. It wasn't to surprising since the buildings in the downtown area were very old and haven't went through a ton of renevation work over the years. I am definitely glad to hear there are only injuries and no deaths. The building was occupied by the Clinton, MO Elks Lodge #1034 who was celebrating their 100 year anniversary. The members were in the middle of dinner service when the roof came down and 9 people were trapped. Here is the national news version of the story. It is definitely weird to be listening to XM Radio news in the morning and hear them mention Clinton, MO since it only has 9000 people and that is where both of my sets of parents live still.

[Update:  Looks like the leader of the group, Tony Komer, who was giving a speech was found dead after falling from the 3rd floor to the 1st.  My prayers go out to his family and friends.  He was one of my brother and sister's friend and my mom's co-worker's son-in-law who just lived right down the road from my parent's house.]

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 3:28 AM Personal | Back to top


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Do you know if Tony went to SMSU in the early-mid 90's? I think he was my fraternity brother but I need a picture or more details in order to confirm
Left by jpinkley on Jun 27, 2006 11:28 AM

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Sounds like the same time period he would have graduated but I can't confirm that he went.
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Tony was in Delta Chi if that helps you
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