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Joplin

(jŏp`lĭn), city (1990 pop. 40,961), Jasper and Newton counties, SW Mo., at the edge of the Ozarks; settled c.1839, inc. 1873. It is a railroad center, the shipping and processing point of a grain and livestock region with dairy and fruit farms, and the industrial center of a former lead and zinc area. Joplin has a solid manufacturing base, producing transportation equipment; plastic, metal, paper, and leather products; processed foods; machinery; and chemicals. The city has a mineral museum and is the seat of Missouri Southern State College and Ozark Bible College. The George Washington Carver National Monument is nearby. A tornado destroyed or damaged more than a quarter of the city in 2011.

Joplin

1. Janis 1943--70, US rock singer, noted for her hoarse and passionate style. Her albums include Cheap Thrills (1968) and Pearl (1971)
2. Scott 1868--1917, US pianist and composer: creator of ragtime
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The New York Times raved thatA Night With Janis Joplin "rocks the house" and Variety called it "electrifying.
The openings were due on Monday, but all Joplin schools will be closed due to cold weather.
While the people of Joplin largely took matters into their own hands, pushing aside burdensome rules and refusing help when it came with too many strings attached, New Orleans and the surrounding area to this day remains hamstrung by federal, state, and local bureaucracy.
The story of Joplin isn't just what happened that day," Obama said.
The positive effects of this equipment exchange will not only aid in understanding the environmental health impacts of the Joplin tornado but will also contribute to the training and competency development of future environmental health professionals.
Being on the ground in Joplin and working on-site with key emergency response agencies was the best way for the Department to serve foreign consulates seeking their citizens in the tornado's aftermath," Morales said.
Amy Walker and her husband, of Plymouth, Indiana, were inspired to offer their assistance as soon as they heard of the destruction caused by the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin.
During the governor's visit, he expressed to the Sailors his appreciation from both his office and the citizens of Joplin.
Smith lives in Neosho and decided to make the 30-minute drive north to Joplin the following morning to assess any damage at Great Southern's two branches in the city.
Janis Joplin was a groundbreaking singer whose powerful, bluesy voice propelled her to the pinnacle of rock stardom.
John Foraker, CEO of Annie's, said, We are very excited to become a part of the Joplin community and to welcome the plant's employees to the Annie's family.
We want to show the people of Joplin the stronger meaning of what it means to be American," said Limbaugh.