The Daily Press The Poteau Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-07-29T11:56:52-04:00 Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must go2015-07-29T11:56:52-04:002015-07-29T11:56:52-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsFallin told Oklahoma television station KFOR that her 28-year-old daughter received no special benefit by parking the travel trailer outside the mansion near the state Capitol since April. Any electricity or water she would have used in the trailer would have also been used if she had been living inside the brick-and-mortar home."My Oklahoma values ... is to take care of your family," Fallin, a Republican, told the TV station in a live interview."My daughter a couple of months ago came to me and said she was in between living arrangements," Fallin said. "She does have a very nice trailer that she bought" but didn't have a place to park it. "And so I told her you can park it in the back of this lot, not seen to the public eye, and store it there."The trailer started generating buzz around the Capitol and questions arose about whether it violated any local ordinances. Fallin said no Oklahoma City laws prohibit the trailer but that the administrative rules of the Oklahoma Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission bars mobile homes in the area."Christina had the travel trailer before she moved it to the mansion and was looking for a permanent place to put it," Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz said Tuesday. "She had one living arrangement that fell through, so the governor said, 'Why don't you come put it on the mansion property?'"Weintz said the trailer will be gone by Sunday — with or without Fallin's daughter."She's been invited to move into the mansion, but that's up to Christina," Weintz said.Poteau, OKSEAN MURPHY, Associated PressFallin: Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must goThe Poteau Daily Police seek help identifying person2015-07-29T11:37:18-04:002015-07-29T11:37:18-04:00Anyone with information about this person’s identity please contact Detective Mark Kannady at the Poteau Police Department, (918) 647-8620. Callers can remain anonymous. No dateline availableNo author availablePoteau Police seek help identifying personNo source FEATURE: Today in history2015-07-27T11:11:27-04:002015-07-27T11:11:27-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsToday is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015. There are 157 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his "official" debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare." Billboard magazine published its first "music popularity chart" listing best-selling retail records (in first place was "I'll Never Smile Again" recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with featured vocalist Frank Sinatra).On this date:In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner of the Department of State.In 1861, Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.In 1921, Canadian researcher Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, succeeded in isolating the hormone insulin at the University of Toronto.In 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.In 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican national convention in Chicago.In 1965, Shirley Ann Lawson of Auckland gave birth to four girls and a boy, the first quintuplets born in New Zealand.In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of urban rioting, the same day black militant H. Rap Brown said in Washington that violence was "as American as cherry pie."In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.In 1980, on day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, the deposed Shah of Iran died at a military hospital outside Cairo, Egypt, at age 60.In 1995, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.In 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olym! pic Park, directly killing one person and injuring 111. (Anti-government extremist Eric Rudolph later pleaded guilty to the bombing.)In 2003, comedian Bob Hope died in Toluca Lake, California, at age 100.Ten years ago: NASA said a sizable chunk of foam insulation came flying off the shuttle Discovery's fuel bank during liftoff, prompting the space agency to ground future shuttle flights until the problem could be fixed. Al-Qaida in Iraq said it had killed two kidnapped Algerian diplomats. Ahmed Ressam (AH'-med rehs-AHM'), an Algerian who'd plotted to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium, was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal judge in Seattle. (However, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in February 2010 that the 22-year sentence was too lenient; Ressam was later resentenced to 37 years.)Five years ago: BP announced that its much-criticized chief executive, Tony Hayward, would be replaced by Robert Dudley as the company reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover the costs of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Canadian character actor Maury Chaykin died in Toronto on his 61st birthday.One year ago: Italy's Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years. Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland's Colin Montgomerie. Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, were inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.Today's Birthdays: TV producer Norman Lear is 93. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 84. Sportscaster Irv Cross is 76. Actor John Pleshette is 73. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 71. Actress-director Betty Thomas is 68. Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 67. Singer Maureen McGovern is 66. Actress Janet Eilber is 64. Rock musician Tris Imboden (Chicago) is! 64. Actress Roxanne Hart is 61. Country musician Duncan Cameron is 59. Comedian-actress-writer Carol Leifer is 59. Comedian Bill Engvall is 58. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 53. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 48. Rock singer Juliana Hatfield is 48. Actor Julian McMahon is 47. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (NIH'-koh-lye KAH'-stur WAHL'-dah) is 45. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 43. Rock musician Abe Cunningham is 42. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn is 41. MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez is 40. Actor Seamus Dever is 39. Actor Jonathan Rhys (rees) Meyers is 38. Actor Blair Redford is 32. Actress Taylor Schilling is 31. Singer Cheyenne Kimball is 25.Poteau, OKNo author availableDAILY FEATURE: Today in historyThe Poteau Daily At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting2015-07-24T11:57:04-04:002015-07-24T11:57:04-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsThree people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Poteau, OKNo author availableVIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shootingThe Poteau Daily escapes from correctional center in Hodgen; captured 2015-07-27T11:08:35-04:002015-07-23T21:09:00-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsOriginal story:According to the sheriff's department, an inmate has escaped from the Oklahoma Department of Correction at Jim Hamilton in Hodgen on July 23, 2015. The following are details from the Sheriff's Department:Bobby Murphy Dob 06-08-1984 DOC # 481439White, Male, 6ft 1in, 150lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes.TAT ABDOM: FLAMES, MURPHY TAT BACK: TRIBAL TAT CHEST: HEART, STEVE TAT L ARM: FACE, CROSS, FENCE, SKULLS SLEEVE TAT L LEG: TRIBECA TAT L SHLD: GRYPHON TAT L WRS: CLOWNS, SWATZTIKA TAT R ARM: CLOWNS TAT R LEG: FINGER, FACEIf you have any information, please contact:Oklahoma DOC 918-653-7831orPoteau, OKNo author availableInmate escapes from correctional center in Hodgen; captured The Poteau Daily introduces bill to defund Planned Parenthood2015-07-23T14:06:08-04:002015-07-23T14:06:08-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsLankford announced Wednesday he has introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would impose a one-year moratorium on federal funding to the organization unless it stops providing abortions.Planned Parenthood provides a variety of non-abortion health services, including health screenings, family planning and adoption referrals at several clinics in Oklahoma.Lankford says his bill was prompted in part by the release of secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide organs from aborted fetuses for research. He said the video "hit a nerve with many Americans."Planned Parenthood has said the videos were made by an anti-abortion group that seeks to ban abortions.Poteau, OKNo author availableLankford introduces bill to defund Planned ParenthoodThe Poteau Daily FEATURE: Today in history2015-07-22T10:34:55-04:002015-07-22T10:34:55-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsToday's Highlight in History:On July 22, 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (President Gerald R. Ford signed the measure on August 5.)On this date:In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct).In 1893, Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates visited the summit of Pikes Peak, where she was inspired to write the original version of her poem "America the Beautiful."In 1916, a bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, killing 10 people.In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie "Manhattan Melodrama."In 1946, Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90 people.In 1950, former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King died in Kingsmere, Quebec, at age 75.In 1957, Walter "Fred" Morrison applied for a patent for a "flying toy" which became known as the Frisbee.In 1963, Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round of their rematch in Las Vegas to retain the world heavyweight title.In 1983, Samantha Smith and her parents returned home to Manchester, Maine, after completing a whirlwind tour of the Soviet Union.In 1995, Susan Smith was convicted by a jury in Union, South Carolina, of first-degree murder for drowning her two sons. (She was later sentenced to life in prison, and will not be eligible for parole until 2024.)In 2011, Anders Breivik (AHN'-durs BRAY'-vihk) massacred 69 people at a Norwegian island youth retreat after detonating a bomb ! in nearby Oslo that killed eight others in the nation's worst violence since World War II.Ten years ago: Jean Charles de Menezes (zheh-AHN' SHAR'-lehs deh meh-NEH'-zehs), a Brazilian electrician, was shot to death by London police who'd mistaken him for a terrorist. A labor agreement ended an NHL lockout that canceled the previous hockey season.Five years ago: President Hugo Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with neighboring Colombia over claims he was harboring leftist guerrillas. The city manager, assistant manager and police chief of Bell, California, resigned after outraged residents found out through a Los Angeles Times investigation that the officials were making a total of more than $1.6 million a year. Six people were killed when a Greyhound bus crashed into an overturned SUV on a highway in Fresno, California. (Authorities later said the SUV driver, who died in the collision, was drunk.)One year ago: A Hamas rocket exploded near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada. Johann Breyer, an 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect, died at a Philadelphia hospital hours before a U.S. ruling that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.Today's Birthdays: Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., is 92. Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 87. Actress Louise Fletcher is 81. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 78. Actor Terence Stamp is 77. Game show host Alex Trebek is 75. Singer George Clinton is 74. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 72. Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, is 72. Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 69. Actor Danny Glover is 69. Singer Mireille Mathieu is 69. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 68. Rock singer Don Henley is 68. Movie composer Alan Menken is 66. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 62. Jazz musician Al Di Meola is 61. Actor Willem Dafoe is 60. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat is 54. Actress Joanna Going is 52. Actor Rob Estes is 52. Folk singer Emily Salie! rs (Indigo Girls) is 52. Actor John Leguizamo is 51. Actor-comedian David Spade is 51. Actor Patrick Labyorteaux is 50. Rock musician Pat Badger is 48. Actress Irene Bedard is 48. Actor Rhys Ifans (rees EYE'-fanz) is 48. Actress Diana Maria Riva is 46. Actor Colin Ferguson is 43. Retired NFL player Keyshawn Johnson is 43. Rock musician Daniel Jones is 42. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 42. Actress Franka Potente (poh-TEN'-tay) is 41. Actress A.J. Cook is 37. Actor Keegan Allen is 28. Actress Camila Banus is 25. Actress Selena Gomez is 23. Britain's Prince George of Cambridge is two.Thought for Today: "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." - John W. Gardner, American government official (1912-2002).Poteau, OKNo author availableDAILY FEATURE: Today in historyThe Poteau Daily NEWS: Wreck near Weaver's Meat Market in Poteau2015-07-21T13:42:40-04:002015-07-21T13:42:40-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsEmergency crews are working a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 59 south of Poteau near Weaver's Meat Market. Injuries have been reported. Poteau, OKKim RossBREAKING NEWS: Wreck near Weaver's Meat Market in PoteauThe Poteau Daily seeks death certificate for outlaw Billy the Kid 2015-07-20T13:04:55-04:002015-07-20T13:04:55-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsHistorian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state's medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported ( says he hopes the court will order the Office of the Medical Investigator to consider the evidence and determine whether William H. Bonney's death can be certified.According to most accounts, the Kid was fatally shot by Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in 1881. But some claim Garrett shot someone else and the Kid took up ranching or escaped to Texas under an alias.Stahl is a member of the nonprofit Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang, an organization formed to protect the "true" history of the Kid. He wants to silence rumors that Bonney escaped the sheriff's bullet.An official death certificate would end the attention that has been given to impostors claiming they were the Kid, like Ollie "Brushy Brill" Roberts of Hico, Texas, said Stahl.No one in Fort Sumner ever denied that the Kid was shot by Garrett, said Stahl, and six members of the jury appointed to investigate the case knew the Kid and saw his body.The jury unanimously found Garrett's shooting of the Kid to be "justifiable homicide."The retired professor also wants to correct the coroner's report on Bonney's death. Stahl has been researching frontier topics since 2003 with help from his wife and sister and believes the date on the report is wrong.An English translation of the coroner's report says the Kid died minutes after being shot, around midnight on July 14, 1881. But Stahl believes the Kid actually died at about 12:30 a.m. on July 15, citing an account by George Miller, who was staying in Fort Sumner that night.Miller wrote in the Las Vegas Optic on July 18 that the shots woke him and he immediately checked his watch.Stahl's previous efforts to get the Office of the Medical Investigator to create a death certificate have failed. He submitted a written request that was denied earlier this year.Stahl was told he'd need a court order for a death certificate to be issued.The medical investigator did not return calls seeking comment on Stahl's latest efforts.___Poteau, OKNo author availableAcademic seeks death certificate for outlaw Billy the Kid The Poteau Daily then? — a look back at 1956 PDN archives2015-07-20T12:41:29-04:002015-07-20T11:43:55-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsToday's look back is to Thursday, September 27, 1956 for The Poteau News. Headlines included: • Parade of pets attracts 270 in annual March • Three ring rally slated Monday will boost area • Aged man dies when struck by Frisco special • Jurors ponder x-ray pictures in trial hereArchives are available in our office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.Further pictures are attached at the bottom of this article.Poteau, OKNo author availableRemember then? — a look back at 1956 PDN archivesThe Poteau Daily