From the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune:
Woman sees red in driver ID law
Lack of birth certificate means two-month odyssey.
By SARA AGNEW of the Tribune’s staff
Published Sunday, November 20, 2005
Being born in a log cabin in 1922 was always a charming piece of personal history for Emogene Whitted. The retired Columbia schoolteacher never imagined that her delivery by a midwife in rural Missouri would make proving her lawful presence in the United States so difficult.
But Whitted’s humble beginnings triggered a two-month bureaucratic odyssey that has the 83-year-old great-grandmother indignant about new Missouri laws designed to safeguard residents. She said that nothing could have made her feel more alienated than having to prove her citizenship.
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