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Hearnes Says Indoors OK

January 13, 1997
By: Phill Brooks
State Capital Bureau

For the first time in 36 years, Missouri's governor was inaugurated indoors rather than outside the state's Capitol. Phill Brooks has the story from Jefferson City:

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It was the single-digit temperatures which led governor Carnahan into moving the inauguration indoors.

Among those on the inaugural platform was the last governor to be inaugurated indoors -- warren Hearnes.

He's the one who moved these things outdoors -- back in 1965. Hearnes stands by that decision, but then conceded he was happy to be indoors this time around:

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Contents: [82K WAV file - Former Gov. Warren Hearnes says he appreciated being inside for an innauguration.]

For those of you not old enough to remember, Hearnes was Missouri's first governor to serve two terms -- starting back in 1961.

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