Recently reported in the Massachusetts Bar
Association Lawyers Journal, questions and responses
given by insightful witnesses:
"Now doctor, isnt it true
that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesnt
know about it until the next morning?"
"The youngest son, the twenty-year
old, how old is he?"
"Were you present when your
picture was being taken?"
"Were you alone or by
"How far apart were the vehicles
at the time of the collision?"
"You were there until the time you
left, is that true?"
Q: "You say the stairs went down
to the basement?"
Q: "And these stairs, did they go
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Hot Place.
While citizens are sitting around in
easy chairs fawning themselves complaining of the hot
weather, few, if any perhaps, give a thought to the
prisoners in the county jail who sweat and swelter in a
genuine sweat box. The hot afternoon sun beats in through
the bars of the west widows, making the old sandstone as
warm as a bake oven.
The prisoners, in scanty attire, sit
around the corridors fanning themselves and wishing for a
cold wave. Some of the more fortunate ones who have money
send out for cooling things and ice and watermelons are
in great demand.
Jasper county needs a new jail worse
than anything else. It is a shame to pen men up in such a
cage as the present jail during this weather. The jail
officials are doing everything within their power to
alleviate the sufferings of the prisoners, but with all
their efforts little can be accomplished.
Driving Test Implemented
Colonel Ron Replogle,
superintendent of the Missouri State Highway
Patrol, would like to inform the public of
changes in the motorcycle driver testing program.
Effective September 1, 2011, the Patrol
implemented statewide changes to both the written
and skills test for motorcycle drivers.
The Patrol is now testing
motorcycle drivers according to the latest
version of the motorcycle skills testing
developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
This updated testing includes a new obstacle
swerve test to measure a drivers ability to
use proper avoidance maneuvers. Other test
exercises will better measure skill level. In
addition, motorcycle styles have changed over the
years, and the new testing standards better
accommodate those changes. The new testing
includes both two- and three-wheel motorcycles.
"Our mission of traffic
safety includes all vehicles," said Colonel
Ron Replogle. "It is our goal to reduce
motorcycle crashes and fatalities through an
updated, more comprehensive testing standard. I
am sure the motoring public will benefit from
this new testing program."
County Jail Count
Including Placed out of County
I grew up workin
round farm country most of my
childhood. I always figured I was pretty well
educated on the various nomenclature for
animals associated with the midwest. I
cant for the life a me think of what ta
call a bunch a pigs.
I dont think they
arent a flock, or a covey, or a heard.
The only thing I ever heard em call a
lot of the animals was "the pigs."
Im thinkin pigs
are too independent to be lumped into a
group. Even humans are sometimes referred to
as a clan, or a tribe, or a community. Pigs
seem ta be just pigs.
Dont know much about
wild pigs, maybe they dont gather in
bunches. The man made pig pen may be the only
social structure able to confine their
yearnin for self sufficient,
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Phobias and Panic Attacks
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the
difference between anxiety and panic attack? I am
claustrophobic, and I need to fly from the West
Coast to the East Coast and back. I cant do
so because of my problem. I have tried therapy
several times, but it did not help. I do not want
to go that route again. Can you give me some
suggestions on how to be able to fly with this
problem? Is there a medicine I could take before
I get on the plane? -- Anon.
ANSWER: Anxiety is excessive
worry. In some cases, worry is appropriate. But
with pathological anxiety, the worry is about
things that dont merit worry or about
imagined things that truly merit no concern.
Under "anxiety disorders" are many
different conditions, each with a slightly
different set of symptoms. They all share some
things in common.
Panic attacks are the sudden
onset of terror in places where such terror is
inappropriate. The attack builds to a high point
in a matter of 10 minutes or less. The attack can
take place in a perfectly neutral situation, like
shopping in the grocery store. During an attack,
the heart beats fast, people become short of
breath, and they often sweat and fear they are at
Phobias are unreasonable fears
of people, places and things that dont
engender fear in others. Claustrophobia is the
fear of being in an enclosed space, like an
airplane. Phobias can bring on a panic attack.
Maybe your phobia is not so much a fear of
enclosed space but a fear of flying.
Im not certain these
distinctions are of importance to you. The
important thing for you is to uproot whatever it
is that paralyzes you when you must board an
airplane or to blunt it so you can function.
Mental health professionals can get you over
anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. Im not
positive what you mean by "going that
route" again. Do you mean a detailed probing
into your childhood and such matters? That
isnt usually necessary. The doctor might
prescribe a medicine that calms you and that you
take only when needed. You wont become
dependent on that medicine every day of your
life. You use it only for the situation that
throws you into such high anxiety.
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