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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Joplin, Missouri Wednesday May 16, 1990 the nation she a a Oplt i to lobe 3a record water flow released Liberty Texas apr engineers opened floodgates wider tuesday to release a record flow of water from a flood burdened Reservoir and some downstream residents who had not already evacuated called for help. Parts of Arkansas flooded since May 1 were declared a Federal disaster area by president Bush As National guardsmen Laboured to Shore up a weakened levee protecting a Small town from the red River which continued its steady climb toward a 45-year High. In neighbouring Louisiana residents stacked sandbags around Homes near the red River and some evacuated. Quot its bad a said rep. Jim Mccrery r-la., who toured the flooded regions. Quot its the worst flood we be had Here in my elsewhere creeks and Rivers Rose sharply in Western and Central Missouri including the Kansas City area As thunderstorms continued to dump heavy rain throughout the Region. Many streets were flooded and More rain was expected. Residents of Low lying areas along the Trinity River in Southeastern Texas braced for the worst As engineers at Lake Livingston dam cranked open the taps to release a record flow 85,000 cubic feet per second to protect the dam from a record flood. Releases of More than 20,000 cos cause at least some flooding below the dam. The River a Crest was expected to reach the dam by wednesday and releases could reach 100,000 cos that Day or thursday causing the worst flooding in 80 years in the Small communities downstream. Many residents of communities South of the dam heeded Early warnings and moved to higher ground although there were last minute stragglers who called for help As water covered the roads out of their subdivisions. Quot they chose to stay. Now they be become frightened and they want out a said Jim Mitchum Liberty county emergency management coordinator. Van Gogh painting Sells for $82.5 million . Mayor denies new drug charges it Wpm Vincent Van Gogh a auction Price. A laser photo a portrait of or. Gachett brings record amount sets world record new York a Vincent Van Gogh a Quot portrait of i r. Gachett sold for $82.5 million tuesday a world auction record for any Art work and double the Price estimated by Christie a a spokeswoman for the auction House said. Quot this is by far the world s most expensive painting a surpassing the $53.9 million Price bid for Van Gogh a Quot irises in november 1987 at soothe by a auction House said Christie a spokeswoman Susan Britman. The buyer who was not immediately identified was in the room during the approximately 10 minutes of bidding that opened at $20 million is. Britman said. Toward the end of bidding just two people were vying for the painting she said. Quot irises was the last world auction record for a work of Art. The debt Ridden buyer an australian entrepreneur was eventually forced to sell the painting to the j. Paul Getty museum of Malibu Calif. Quot portrait of or. Gachet a an image of the physician who tended Van Gogh during the last weeks before his suicide was painted 100 years ago. Washington a mayor Marion Barry pleaded innocent tuesday to six additional drug charges alleging that he used cocaine and conspired with others to get it during a five year period. Quot i feel fantastic today. I got a great defense team a Barry said outside the courthouse after entering his plea. . Attorney Jay b. Stephens and Barry lawyer r. Kenneth Mun by said they hoped to begin the trial june 4, but Mundy said the new charges part of a superseding 14-count indictment returned against Barry last thursday might make it difficult to meet the original Start Date. Quot we will not be deterred a Mundy said after the five minute hearing. Quot we want to show the Public and the court that we will not drag our feet. It will not be the defense that Stephens said the government was prepared to go to trial As scheduled. Quot it is important for the Case to be resolved expeditiously and fairly a he said at a Brief news conference. . District court judge Thomas Penfield Jackson also said he hoped to Start the trial on time. The new charges accuse Barry of five Misdemeanour counts of cocaine Possession and one Misdemeanour count of conspiracy. The indictment alleges that the mayor took drugs As far Back As 1984. Barry earlier pleaded innocent to eight charges brought feb. 15 alleging that he lied to a Federal grand jury and had cocaine in his Possession on five occasions. The new indictment includes All 14 charges the three perjury charges Are felonies. The new charges add to barrys Legal problems in the face of the sept. 4 mayoral primary. Corrections clarifications it is our policy to Correct mistakes appearing in the Globe and to clarify articles that might have been unclear or misleading if you encounter any error requiring correction please Call the news room 623-3480. Or write to the editor Joplin Globe 117 e fourth st., Joplin Missouri. 3b Joplin a lobe published every morning at the Joplin Globe publishing co a division of Ottaway newspapers inc117 e. 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