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The summer tourist season was in full force in the Branson, Missouri area, when the governors of three states, along with their chiefs of staff, gathered for a meeting in Bass Pro Shop's Big Cedar Lodge, on the shores of Table Rock Lake. The announced reason for the meeting, was to discuss ways in which they could make their state governments more efficient. The actual purpose was more self serving and sinister in nature.
Glenn Howard had arranged for the meeting room to be swept for listening and video devices the day before, and again, just before their meeting. In an unprecedented move, all three governors and their chiefs of staff surrendered all their electronic devices before entering the room.
The meeting room had large windows, providing an impressive view overlooking much of the Long's Creek portion of the lake. In the pristine waters below, watercraft of every sort were moving from one location to another, some transporting fishermen, some
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While south of Chicago, emergency personnel were rushing to an overturned Amtrac train on the north side of town, Elizabeth Halliday was watching one of her favorite movies, Bridges of Madison County. Eleena, her live in maid, was at the movies with her boyfriend. When the movie ended, Elizabeth changed channels so she could watch the news and weather. As soon as the sports segment of the broadcast began, she clicked off the television for the night.
Elizabeth was 75 years old. For months following her husband Ed's death, each night, she had tossed and turned for hours, as she tried to adjust to not having him beside her. An article she found in Readers Digest, finally solved her problem. Once she began reading with no surrounding distractions for a full hour, Elizabeth began finding herself falling asleep within an acceptable time frame.
Her husband Ed, had been one of the Air Force pilots who flew the U2 photography missions during the