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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Joplin, Missouri I Safe a a a a a Cwm tradition demand for Holiday Plant keep it healthy keeps Lowell Nursery Busy by Scott Meeker Globe staff writer Lowell Kan. A its the Holiday season once again and Bob Moncrief is seeing red. The kind of red that 60,000 Poinsettia plants can produce that is. Since 1953, Moncrief s wholesale greenhouse has made poinsettias a specially. The business is the areas largest wholesale Ana retail distributor of the decorative Holiday Plant. A ooh we be sold millions of them a Moncrief said. A a in be never tried to calculate the this year Moncrief s started with nearly 200,000 Poinsettia cuttings. Half were sold for other growers to raise with the greenhouse keeping the rest. The 60,000 remaining poinsettias Are held in 30,000 pots with one to 10 plants per pot. Moncrief makes a list of Poinsettia growing tips available to his customers. A the National recommendations Are too general a he said. A directions that Are applicable in Florida Arentt if you re in Alaska. We be tried to Region Alize growing tips for this specific native to Central America the Plant was first brought to the United states in 1828 by Joel Roberts Poinsett the . Ambassador to Mexico who was taken by the plants Beautiful red blooms. He shipped several of the plants to his own see Plant Page 12a Here Are some tips for maintaining healthy Poinsettia plants throughout the year Courtesy of Moncrief s wholesale greenhouse. A during Winter give plants Bright Light. A Day temperature 65 to 70 degrees. A night temperature 60to65 degrees. A protect plants from hot and cold drafts. A move plants away from windows at night in Winter. A keep plants moist but do not Over water. A water plants thoroughly when soil is dry to touch. A do not let plants Wilt. A do not let plants stand in water. A protect plants from wind and hot afternoon Sun. A prune plants in Spring and summer. A fertilize plants every other week with a general purpose fertilizer. A bring plants inside sept. 15. A Start dark treatments oct. 1. Globe Brian Shields Bob Moncrief owner of Moncrief s wholesale greenhouse in Lowell Kan., packages poin Setti Asfor delivery. Moncrief says his Poinsettia Supply began shipping out earlier than Ever this year. A red hot scrapping Santa 3a sports injury halts iry Kle Barkley inside classifieds 8b Horoscope deaths 7b lotteries 2a entertainment 2b sports 48 family fun 8a your Money 10a c0ffeetalk a Blind Man tried to Rob a Memphis,Tenn., Bank As a Security guard who helped him to the Teller s window stood nearby police say. Bruce Edward Hall,48, entered the ban tuesday accepted the guard s help then gave a Teller a note demanding Money police Teller mouthed Quot it s a robbery Quot to a guard then gave Hall some Money. The guards stopped him As he walked away. Thursday o 78908 22221 3 tricks of the Trade in a Quot Loo Ai Quot. Appellate ruling limits where county tax funds can be used by Susan Redden Globe staff writer Money for some programs that serve the developmentally disabled including challenger sports inc. And special olympics could be in jeopardy in the Wake of an appellate court decision on allocations by county tax boards. Money approved for those groups and others was authorized wednesday by the Jasper county sheltered facilities Board. But some of the Money might have to be returned if the Grants Are challenged Board members warned. That a worrisome for volunteers like Jon Tupper of challenger sports inc., which runs baseball soccer and basketball programs that serve about 85 developmentally disabled Young people. The Board approved paying Bills of nearly $4,385 submitted by the challenger program As part of a $7,500 Grant approved by the panel earlier. Approval came before a nov. 23 decision by the Western District Missouri court of appeals that limited where the county tax Money can go a we operate on a shoestring. I done to have $4,300 to set aside in Case we have to give it Back a Tupper said. More than 30 people attended the meeting to hear elements of the court ruling outlined by Chuck Brown Board attorney. Those on hand included professionals who offer local programs for see funds Page 12a victim drowned a in his own blood Globe Vince Rosati an ordinance under review by the Joplin City Council could spell the end to a number of advertising signs that line ballparks such As these at sunny Jim Park on East 20th Street. Baseball groups cry foul Over sign plan by Mike Pound the changes were recommended Globe staff writer by an and hoc committee appointed by the Council that included repro a proposed change in the City a Senta Tives of the Council the Joplin sign code is striking out with repro planning and zoning commission Senta Tives of several youth baseball the sign Industry Ana the Public organizations. Most of the revisions Deal with the Joplin City Council has Given portable signs and Large billboards preliminary approval to a revised one Section addresses signs placed code that would among other at athletic stadiums things prohibit stadium signs that face away from the playing Field. See signs Page 12a jury King victim of vast conspiracy the ass dated press Leader was the victim of a vast Mur to kill King in Memphis in 1968. The support to their Call for a new invest the Kings asked for Only a Token Der conspiracy not a Lone Assassin family a lawyer claimed that the ligation into the killing. Prosecutors amount in their wrongful death Mem pm is Tenn. A a jury hear the King family had sued Loyd Fri Cia the mafia and the military have Long said that they Are con lawsuit. After three hours of Deli Lowers a retired businessman who were involved. Vinced Ray fired the fatal shot and rations the Surv of six Blacks and ing a lawsuit filed by the Rev. Mar Jowers a retired businessman who were involved. Vinced Ray fired the fatal shot and rations the jury of six Blacks and tin Luther King family found claimed six years ago that he paid the family wanted the jury to find that they could find no wednesday that the civil rights someone other than James Earl Ray evidence of a conspiracy and lend anyone else was involved. Thursday Complete report 12a neighbors a to volume 104 number 123 december 9, 1999 daily 504 a sunday $1.50 funds for disabled in jeopardy doctor testifies Many a jugular vein carotid artery severed by Debby Woodin Globe staff writer a Black College student who died last year after what prosecutors have said was a racially motivated attack drowned a in his own blood a a doctor testified wednesday. The victim Jason o. Johnson 28, of Joplin suffered a deep Stab wound to his neck that severed a jugular vein and a carotid artery testified or. Mitch myer a surgeon at Freeman Hospital West who treated Johnson. Testimony about what caused Johnson a death came near the close of the prosecutions Case against Gary Black 44, the Man charged with capital murder in the Case. Black lived at 210 Brownell ave. Until his arrest after the oct. 2, 1998, slaying of Johnson. A jury that has been sequestered since testimony started tuesday maybe Given the Case today. If Black is convicted of first degree murder see trial Page 12a

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