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Presidential Pardon Goes to Missouri Turkeys

NOVEMBER 22, 2006 - Posted at 8:08 a.m. CST


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The turkeys getting traditional Thanksgiving pardons today are Missourians.

President Bush will present the pardons during a Rose Garden ceremony.

The main turkey and an alternate are from a flock near Monett.

Mike Briggs, president of Springfield-based Willow Brook Foods, got to choose the turkeys because he's this year's chairman of the National Turkey Foundation.

After the ceremony, the birds will be on display at Disneyland.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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