Fire Chief Urges Caution on Fair Parking Lots

With drought conditions persisting, Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich is urging those going to the Town & Country Fair to exercise caution when using grass parking lots bordering the fairgrounds. No Smoking signs have been placed prominently on the lots because of the high fire risk. Halmich also asks drivers to be aware of their catalytic converters, which could spark brush fires, particularly in high grass.
Fair Board member Jon Ballmann told the KLPW Morning Show that there will be barrels of water on the site of the lots, to help douse any potential fire as soon as it arises. The Washington Volunteer Fire Department will also be on standby in the event of any brush fires.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.