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Thousands mourn Carnahan

October 20, 2000
By: Erin Guyer
State Capital Bureau

Mourners filled the streets of Jefferson City and covered the South lawn of the Capitol to honor Missouri's 51st governor. Erin Guyer has more from the State Captiol.

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As over 10-thousand people gathered to mourn the loss of Governor Mel Carnahan, speakers paid tribute to Carnahan as a public servant and as a person. US Representative Jim Talent said Carnahan always but others first, in politics and in private.

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Contents: Talent said Carnahan always made a point of speaking to others at receptions and offering assistance to those he encountered in public and in private.

President Clinton also honored Governor Carnahan and spoke about his ability to overcome great odds in bringing improved healthcare and education to Missouri.

In Jefferson City, I'm Erin Guyer, KMOX News.