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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TV Crew Attacked by Angry Mob, Reporting IHOP Parking Lot Murder, Natoma, California

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TV crew becomes the news after being attacked by angry mob while reporting on car park murder

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:39 PM on 21st February 2011

A TV news journalist and a camerawoman came under attack from a large group of mourners as they attempted to film a report on the death of a 27-year-old man.

Chester Jackson was shot in the car park of an IHOP restaurant in Natoma, California on Sunday morning and his friends and family later set up an impromptu memorial near the crime scene.

But as Fox 40 newsman John Lobertini and his colleague Rebecca Little attempted to interview some of the bereaved yesterday afternoon, the news crew were subjected to a violent attack.

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Editors Note!!!
Looks as if the TV Crew tried to mingle where they were not appreciated!!!  Some people still demand a respect for their privacy!  Real reporters ask permission first.  Paparazzi film when THEY choose!!!

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DENNYS GRAND SLAM BRAWL Over Maple Syrup CHICOPEE MASS

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The fight started when the couple realized that they had no maple syrup for their pancakes. They asked the table over if they could have some of theirs because their pancakes wouldn't taste the same without the maple syrup and one of the two girls response was "bitch, your pancakes look fine to me!" And from there, all hell broke loose.
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'B****, your pancakes look fine to me': Video of catfight over maple syrup in Denny's goes viral

By Mark Duell
22nd February 2011
 
It’s hard to believe that a fight this bad could erupt when the only thing she asked for was some maple syrup for her pancakes.

A mass brawl ensued when one girl asked another table if they could have some syrup, and got the response: ‘B****, your pancakes look fine to me’.

The fight started in a Denny's restaurant in Chicopee, Massachusetts, when one group of girls did not have enough maple syrup.

Two girls begin to have a stand-up argument and another gets involved while one of them approaches a filming camera and says ‘YouTube it'.

The video, posted on YouTube by viral group BuzzFeed, shows one girl in a white shirt and black trousers start rapidly punching another in the face.

The girl being punched, who is wearing a light blue top and jeans, is then pushed over to the ground and her black underwear is partially exposed.

As she gets up, another girl in a blue stripy top and jeans is pushed over by the same girl who started punching the first victim.

While the fight happens, some people run out of the way, others clap and everyone else watches in disbelief as a chef comes up and tries to break up the fight before sending out one of the girls.

Since the video went viral, police have said the brawl started following an argument that allegedly stemmed from a traffic incident in the car park outside the restaurant.

Captain Steven Muise told The Republican that the fight began after one man punched another in the head. The men were accompanied by the three women in the video.

The incident comes just one month after two other videos of female brawls were posted on YouTube.

Police in South Carolina asked for the public to help identify people involved in a brawl inside an International House of Pancakes restaurant in Orangeburg in January.

And an all-female brawl outside a Florida gas station was also caught on video last month, as some of the women had their clothes and hair extensions ripped off.

Fight videos are becoming increasingly common on YouTube, although they are often taken down soon after being posted if they infringe the website’s usage policy.
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Wisconsin Governor Pranked and Punked, Compares himself to Ronald Reagan, Talks Union Bill Tactics VIDEO AUDIO

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Wisconsin Governor Pranked; Talks Union Bill Tactics

Feb 23 2011
by: Earle Serrano
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker compared himself to Ronald Reagan during the president’s iconic showdown with striking workers during a telephone interview Tuesday– an interview he thought was with billionaire and Walker supporter David Koch, but which was actually with a blogger making a prank call.
The Buffalo, N.Y. – based blog, the Buffalo Beast, published an interview with the governor during which the interviewer pretended to be one half of the Koch brothers, two conservative kinsmen who have funneled millions of dollars to defeat legislation they don’t like.  The brothers have sought to kill key provisions of President Obama’s agenda and have contributed to Illinois GOP candidates, including Walker.
The Koch brothers have been especially supportive of Walker’s bill that would strip unionized state employees of most of their bargaining rights. That legislation has been stalled in the Legislature after it sparked massive protests, including a walkout by Democrat senators to prevent a quorum to vote on the measure.
While thinking he was talking to Koch, Walker said his push against the state employees’ union was like Ronald Reagan’s 1981 face off against striking air traffic controllers.
“That moment was more important than just for labor relations or even the federal budget; that was the first crack in the Berlin Wall and the fall of Communism – because  from that point forward the Soviets and the Communists knew Ronald Reagan wasn’t a pushover,” Walker told his interviewer.
Buffalo Beast Publisher Paul Fallon told The Huffington Post that the audio is “absolutely legit” and Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie has confirmed that the call did take place.
Later Tuesday, the governor did know to whom he was speaking when, in a speech broadcast statewide, he warned that failure to pass his bill would have “dire circumstances.”  Those circumstances, he elaborated, would be the layoffs of 1,500 state walkers by July – with a further 6,000 over the next two years.
In another development, Wisconsin’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau warned that Walker’s bill, if passed, could cost the state $46.6 million in federal transit funds.  State transit workers are among those workers targeted by the plan, and federal Department of Labor Law requires that federal funds be withheld from those states which change the bargaining rights of affected workers.



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Waking Up To Facebook, The World is Obsessed with...VIDEO

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Written by: Dan Evon | Posted in Facebook |

The world is obsessed with Facebook. Last month, onlineschools.org released a report that showed a few startling facts about the world’s Facebook addiction.
Now Alex Trimpe, a student at Columbus College of Art & Design, has put that information into a really cool video.

You can see the stats in a non-musical, non-moving form, here.
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Icy Roads Cause 31 Car big Pileup on Highway 40

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FEBRUARY 23, 2011 - A pileup crash on eastbound Highway 40 (Interstate 64) west of the Grand Boulevard exit Wednesday morning in St. Louis involved more than two dozen cars and tractor-trailers. Photo by Johnny Andrews 
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ST. LOUIS • Nearly two dozen people were injured in a 31-vehicle pileup on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) as freezing rain caught road crews off guard and left the early morning rush hour a slippery mess throughout the region.
Crashes were reported from St. Charles to the Metro East, but the worst spot was on Highway 40 eastbound near Vandeventer Avenue in St. Louis, where a 5 a.m. pileup closed the interstate between Grand Boulevard and Kingshighway. Two fire trucks, two ambulances and a fire department supervisor's truck ended up involved in the crash after coming to the scene to help, according to Capt. Dan Sutter of the St. Louis Fire Department.
The eastbound lanes were finally reopened at 9:30 a.m.
Sutter said 21 people were injured in the pileup. One person was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but was stabilized at the hospital, he said. That person had gotten out of a vehicle and was then pinned when another car joined the pileup.
Injuries to other motorists — and one firefighter — were considered minor, Sutter said. Rescuers said it was amazing more people weren't seriously injured.
"It was terrifying," said Patience Rhodes, who driving to work in Granite City when she came upon a jack-knifed tractor-trailer, one of three involved in the wreck.
Rhodes, 28, of Webster Groves, said she closed her eyes and screamed just before impact.
"If I'm going to go, I don't want to see it," Rhodes said later, as she waited by her mangled car before heading to a hospital. She said she was fortunate to walk away with only some neck and back pain.
Her 2009 Nissan Maxima, which she nicknamed Melanie, was totaled, but she said that can be replaced.
"I just paid the monthly car note yesterday and filled her up with gas this morning," said Rhodes, who was in good spirits. "She's ready to go — straight to the junkyard. RIP Melanie."
Driver Jamie Birk, 34, of Florissant, said he crested the hill just west of the pileup and found a tractor-trailer sideways across the road and a car that had spun around and was facing him head on. He managed to avoid both and pulled his Pontiac Grand Prix off to the side of the road.
"I saw a woman lying on the ground and I helped her up," Birk said. "Then we heard boom, boom, boom" as more cars crashed into the pileup, he said.
CAUGHT OFF GUARD
The Missouri Department of Transportation said it was caught off guard by the freezing rain.
Tom Blair, MoDOT's St. Louis assistant district engineer, said the meteorologists paid by MoDOT to make predictions about how weather will affect pavement told MoDOT at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday that there was a "chance" of freezing rain.
"They said there was going to be a chance — they didn't say it was going to happen — a chance of freezing rain hitting the St. Louis area," Blair said. "I don't think this was a clear-cut one to them. They shared the forecast as soon as they thought there was a a chance. They did not see this coming."
MoDOT immediately alerted crews who had been on the streets repairing potholes at 4 a.m. that they should convert their trucks to spread salt, Blair said. Supervisors then began waking up more crews. They called about 100 MoDOT employees at home at about 4:30 a.m. to have them come to work. They scrambled to treat the roads.
"At 5 a.m., we have quite an army of salt trucks on the road," Blair said. "But by about 5 o'clock the damage had already been done, and we were already seing a lot of incidents."
The National Weather Service also missed predicting the icy rain.
Fred Glass, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Weldon Spring, said: "It was unexpected until, literally, we were starting to see it. That speaks for everyone in the forecast community."
Glass said forecasters use many resources to develop a forecast and, on Tuesday, "none of them indicated we were going to get precipitation developing in the overnight period."
The precipitation started blowing up very rapidly in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas just a little before midnight Tuesday, then moving up along the Interstate 44 corridor, Glass said.

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Oil prices Hit $100 Per Barrel, First time Since 2008 on New York Mercantile Exchange

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Oil prices hit $100 per barrel

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $100 per barrel for the first time since 2008, driven by growing concerns about global supplies, as Libya's Moammar Gadhafi continued to lose his grip on the oil-rich country.
Similar uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt earlier this month already had markets on edge before protests escalated in Libya, which has the biggest oil reserves in Africa. The rebellion widened Wednesday as protesters overwhelmed government buildings and advanced around Tripoli, the capital.
West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery jumped $2.68, or 2.8 percent, to settle at $98.10 per barrel in New York. Earlier in the day, prices hit triple digits for the first time since Oct. 2, 2008. WTI has soared 18 percent since Valentine's Day.
In London, Brent crude added $5.47, or 5 percent, to settle at $111.25 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange. Brent, which is used to price oil in Asia, Europe and other global markets, passed the $100 mark on Jan. 31.
French oil giant Total said it started to wind down its oil production in Libya, which produced an average of 55,000 barrels per day last year. That follows similar moves by other oil companies working in the country.
Libya's biggest oil producer, Eni, idled operations that produce 244,000 barrels of oil and gas per day. Spain's Repsol-YPF and Austrian oil company OMV also suspended operations. Germany's Wintershall said it suspended operations that produced up to 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Evacuations of oil company employees and their families continue.
Barclays Capital estimates that as much as 1 million barrels per day of production has been shut down so far. In January, Libya produced almost 1.7 million barrels per day of oil and natural gas liquids, according to the International Energy Agency.
The production losses will be felt mostly in Europe. Ireland relies on Libya for 23 percent of its oil imports and 22 percent of Italy's oil imports are from Libya. The U.S. imported only about 51,000 barrels per day from Libya, less than 1 percent of its total crude imports.
The International Energy Agency and Saudi Arabia have both pledged to make additional oil available to cover any shortfall in world supplies, but that hasn't eased tensions in oil markets.
Larry Goldstein, a director at the Energy Policy Research Foundation in Washington, said Libya's oil is a high-quality variety that produces valuable petroleum products like gasoline, jet fuel and diesel. Some refineries won't be able to run on Saudi Arabia's lower-grade crude, so a sustained shut down in Libya could start a bidding war for comparable kinds of crude.
"That would raise product prices immediately," Goldstein said.
Analysts say concerns about violence in North Africa and the Middle East have added a "fear premium" of about $10 per barrel of oil.
The rise has pushed retail gasoline prices higher in the U.S. despite ample supplies in most parts of the country.
Gasoline prices jumped 8.2 cents per gallon in the last month and $1.28 per gallon in the last year. The national average for a gallon of regular on Wednesday rose another 2.3 cents to $3.194, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service.
Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service, said he expects gasoline prices will continue to rise in the next few months to a spring peak of between $3.25 and $3.75 per gallon. And energy analyst Jim Ritterbusch said he doubts the national average will climb to $4 a gallon or higher, but he added that prices are difficult to predict because of the rapidly changing Middle East situation.
Looking beyond the unrest in Libya, analysts are watching similar protests in Bahrain, a tiny country about 15 miles from Saudi Arabia. Barclays analyst Helima Croft said the uprising in Bahrain could spill over to the eastern provinces of Saudi Arabia. While it probably won't hurt the Saudi's huge oil-production operations, "it's going to make a lot of people nervous," Croft said.
Shares of major oil companies rose in Wednesday trading. Exxon Mobil gained $1.63 to close at $87.07. ConocoPhillips added $1.96, or 2.6 percent, to close at $78.57. Chevron rose $1.95 to settle at $102.27. Occidental Petroleum rose 82 cents to close at $102.96. Marathon oil gained $1.47, or 3.1 percent, to close at $49.18.
In other Nymex trading in March contracts, heating oil added 11.3 cents to settle at $2.9166 per gallon and gasoline gained 12.1 cents to settle at $2.8677 per gallon. Natural gas picked up 2.9 cents to settle at $3.936 per 1,000 cubic feet.




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UPDATED Body found in Berkeley cemetery identified : Overland Man William Shoemate Jr. Missing More Than 2 Months, MISSOURI ALERT

Berkeley, MO - The Major Case Squad of Great St. Louis has revealed the identity of a body found in Washington Park Cemetery.


Police said the body of 48-year-old William E. Shoemate of St. Louis was found in the cemetery Tuesday afternoon.


Shoemate was last seen at his home in the 9600 block of Echo Lane in Overland on December 7 at 7:45 a.m. Shoemate made no contact with friends or family since that time.

Police were called about 11 a.m. Tuesday, by a motorist who spotted the deteriorating body in Washington Park Cemetery, just east of the airport near the intersection of James S. McDonnell Boulevard and Natural Bridge Road. The Major Case Squad was called in to assist in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.


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Overland, MO (KSDK) -- Police in Overland are asking for the public's help in finding a 48-year-old man who's been missing for over a month.
According to Detective Kyle Horneker, a police spokesman, William Shoemate Jr. was last seen at his home in the 9600 block of Echo Lane in Overland on December 7 at 7:45 a.m. The family does not know if Shoemate walked away or left with someone else. He does not own a car.
Shoemate has not had any contact with friends or family since that time.
Family describes Shoemate as a Caucasian man, standing 5'9" and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair, and was last seen wearing Wrangler jeans, a blue shirt, white tennis shoes and a large blue coat. His hair is now just above his shoulders, which he sometimes pulls back to a ponytail.
Anyone with information on Shoemate's whereabouts is asked to contact the Overland Police Department 314-428-1212.

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Oil Price Spike on Libya Violence Highest Gas Prices in February Since 1990

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Highest Gas Prices in February Since 1990, Attributed to Libya Turmoil

Unrest in The Middle East Affects Global Supplies


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Weekly gas prices skyrocketed, according to the Department of Energy, driven by the popular revolts spreading across the Middle East. 

The U.S. weekly average price per gallon is $3.19, up 54 cents from a year ago, and slightly higher than last week's $3.14. This was the highest price posted during the month of February since 1990, when the data became available. The most expensive regions again are 

New England at $3.23 and California at $3.56.

Oil settled at $93.57 in New York trading, up 8.5 percent since Friday's close, the biggest one day jump in nearly three years.
Daniel O'Connell, vice president of energy at MF Global, said he does not suspect gas and oil prices to continue to accelerate for very long.

"It's going way up way too fast," said O'Connell. "We're not going to break any new level as far as $94 is concerned. I suspect it will return to that $88 range sooner than later."

And why are gas prices going up?

"In a word: Libya," says petroleum expert Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates in Houston. He has been following gas prices one way or another for more than 30 years.

As protests seemed to subside in Egypt, anti-government unrest continued in Bahrain and Libya. In a speech today, defiant Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi said he maintains control of the country despite the spread of anti-government protests from the city of Benghazi to the capital, Tripoli, yesterday.

Unlike Egypt and Bahrain, Lipow says, Libya is a significant exporter of light sweet crude.

Most of that gets exported to Europe: Italy, Germany, France and Spain. So, how does it affect the United States? We import 40 percent of our crude from Europe, refine it, and then export back to them the distillates, including gasoline and diesel. So, any disruption in Europe gets felt in the 50 states.

"You hear that we import a lot of crude," says Lipow. "And yes, we import about 9 million barrels a day. But less than 1 percent of that comes from Libya. What the oil market is worried about now is, we've seen unrest spread throughout the Middle East -- Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Egypt. What if that should spread to Saudi Arabia, which accounts for 9 percent of the world's supply? They are the supplier of 11 percent of our crude oil. The market is worried about that supply being disrupted."

Oil prices jumped above $93 a barrel in Asia today amid fears the violent protests in Libya could disrupt crude oil supplies. Weekly gas prices are expected to be released later this afternoon.

"Oil hates uncertainty. It hates political turmoil," says John Hoffmeister, CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and the former president of Shell Oil. "And traders will be having customers buy it as quickly as they can to lock in supplies, and that drives the price up."

Victor Shum, an energy analyst with Purvin & Gertz in Singapore, says fears that the turbulence spreading across the Arab world would shut down oil production are most likely unfounded, but they are still having an effect on prices.

"It's unlikely we're going to see any meaningful disruption of oil from the Middle East or North Africa, but the spread of this unrest has raised anxieties," Shum tells The Associated Press.

Over the next seven to 10 days, says Lipow, the U.S. consumer is going to see rising prices -- almost immediately. That's because there's not a lot of lag time when it comes to pricing. 


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Missouri House Endorces Financial Aid Plan for Schools to Offset Shortfalls in Casino Tax Revenue

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Missouri House backs financial aid plan for schools


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri House endorsed Tuesday a plan to use $189 million of additional federal stimulus money for public schools.
The House plan would use some of the money to offset shortfalls in casino tax revenue that was to go to schools.
But most of the additional federal money would be used to offset state revenue already budgeted for schools this year — allowing the state money to be saved and distributed to schools next year.
The plan was offered as an alternative to one by Gov. Jay Nixon.
The House gave the legislation initial approval by voice vote. The bill needs another vote to advance to the Senate.
Nixon's budget director, Linda Luebbering, said Tuesday that the governor's administration now supported the plan endorsed by the House.
The money at issue is Missouri's share of a $10 billion plan signed last August by President Barack Obama.

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Credit Card PCI Compliance FREE Seminar February 23 2011 at 1 PM Sponsored by Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce NEW VIDEO

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The Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a presentation Wednesday that every business owner, or the person who manages their electronic payment systems, should attend.

By now you've probably heard about the current efforts initiated by Visa, MasterCard, and other leading companies in the credit card industry to promote and mandate improved security measures for the handling of payment card data. The Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes that the mass communications on this topic can be overwhelming and confusing. We are committed to try and give you some no nonsense guidance on this topic.

The official set of data security standards for businesses to follow is called the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI). These standards are designed to help protect sensitive payment card data from fraudulent use. All businesses that handle payment card data, including software companies, processors, and merchants of all sizes are required to comply with the PCI standards. Those who do not take the necessary steps could lose the ability to do business with payment cards, or in the event of a data breach, risk being held financially liable.

What does this mean to you? For starters you should learn more about the PCI-DSS and the changes you may need to make for your business to be in compliance. To assist your business in moving toward PCI compliance, we have invited a keynote speaker, Mr. Tim Burton from Eliot Management Group, to address this matter and answer any questions you may have. Please join us on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the (Hermann Community Center/City Hall on West 18th Street in Hermann). You won't want to miss this opportunity to receive key information on how to get started with the process.




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Sawmills Seek Property Tax Relief, site 60 percent drop in sales 2008-10

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Beleaguered sawmills seek tax relief after years of legislative failure


February 21, 2011
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s sawmills have for years tried to convince lawmakers to provide property tax relief. And for years the state’s school districts have resisted the millers’ efforts, decrying the effects the lost revenue would have on local education.
The industry, already battling to maintain its core against a flood of cheap, foreign imports, is reeling under the sustained blows befalling housing and construction. Missouri lost 90 sawmills between 2006 and 2009, according to statistics kept by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Officials estimate about 450 mills remain.
A peak at sales figures reported to the Missouri Department of Revenue illustrates the fiscal realities facing the industry. In 2010, the state’s sawmills reported $2.2 million in sales, a 60 percent drop from 2008. The industry reported sales of $4.9 million in 2000.
The millers are back at the legislature this session, determined to convince legislators that the gravity of their financial situation warrants relief.

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Senate Bill to Limit Late-term Abortions Faces Heated Battle in Missouri

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Senate abortion bill battle begins

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February 23, 2011 by Tim Sampson   

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A proposed law to limit the use of late-term abortions in Missouri by recasting the definition of a viable unborn child met with both praise and criticism Tuesday at a Senate hearing.
Supporters of the bill, which makes it a felony to abort a medically viable fetus 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy, call it a common-sense solution to moral issues raised by late-term abortions. But critics say it creates an arbitrary, unscientific cut-off point that further erodes abortion rights.
“We believe that when (fetuses) become viable, that they are, as all human life, valuable and need to be protected,” said Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, who sponsored the legislation.
Under Mayer’s bill, the definition of viability is broadened to mean a reasonable likelihood that the life of an unborn child can be sustained independently of a mother, with or without artificial support. Any woman who is more than 20 weeks pregnant requesting an abortion would be required to undergo a test to determine viability under this standard. If a doctor determines the fetus is viable, they would not be allowed to perform an abortion under penalty of a year in prison, up to $50,000 in fines and suspension of their medical license for three years.
If a doctor were to determine that a child is not viable, they would have to obtain an impartial second opinion from an independent physician confirming the finding. The finding would also have to be reported to the state.
But opponents criticize the bill as an attempt to further diminish the reproductive rights guaranteed by the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. Pamela Sumners, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, said that proposed definition of “sustained life” contained in the bill diverges from previous definitions established by the courts.
“The new language would be a significant change,” Sumners said. “It would change it to when life can be sustained. It’s far looser, vaguer and it seems to me to accord less well with what Roe v. Wade defined as a sort of meaningful scope of life outside the womb.”
Sumners also argued that the 20-week mark had no basis in scientific consensus.
“This 20-week benchmark – this sort of bright line – really doesn’t have support in the science, because what we find is that no delivered babe has ever survived less than 21 weeks,” she said.
The bill does lay out one scenario in which a late-term abortions of viable fetuses would be acceptable.  Abortions would be permitted in any cases where a mother’s life is threatened by carrying a child to term, but not in cases of incest or rape.

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Cell Phone Puts Brain Cells Under Stress Study Says

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Study: Cell phone use stimulates brain activity

Feb 22, 2011
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NBC - Many of us would simply lose our minds without a cell phone, and it turns out even brief conversations on a mobile phone can alter activity in our brain cells.
A small study from the National Institutes of Health finds radio frequency signals from a mobile phone speed up the way brain cells metabolize glucose, a cell's energy source.
Neurologists say that puts those brain cells closest to the phone's antenna under stress.
"Those brain cells may tolerate the stress just fine but it may be that for some that extra stress just pushes those cells over," says Dr. Michael DeGeorgia.
How far those cells can or should be pushed remains a mystery, and studies on whether mobile phone usage leads to brain tumors have been inconclusive.
It's going to take years of additional study to determine the long-term effects, if any.
More than 90-percent of us use a wireless device, especially children and teenagers whose brains are still developing.
"We don't know what the long-term consequences of driving increased activity within those regions of the brain will be when these children become adults," says neurologist Dr. Keith Black.

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Shelby Winkelmann TV INTERVIEW 3000 + Career Points Only 6th Lady High School Basketball Player to Surpass that mark in Missouri VIDEO


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Shelby at the Free Throw Line Nailing Down Point # 3,000!!!
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UPDATED: Shelby Winkelmann now Ranks # 4 All-Time Scoring in Missouri, Hermann Lady Bearcats Basketball - VIDEO

Hermann routs Montgomery Co
02/23 - Shelby Winkelmann had a game-high 31 points to lead Hermann to a 76-19 win over visiting Montgomery Co Wednesday. The Bearcats shot well from outside the 3-point arc, connecting on five of 11 shots. Also finishing in double figures for Hermann were Laura Rethemeyer (12), Ashley Brooks (11) and Corby Hackmann (10). Brandy Reagan led the way for Montgomery Co with 9 points. The leading rebounders for Hermann were Laura Rethemeyer (8) and Shelby Winkelmann (8). Hermann (20-5) will host Wright City on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Co (6-13) will host Orchard Farm on Friday at 6 p.m.
 


Shelby Winkelmann scored 31 points, Wednesday, she is now in the #4 spot All-Time and 23 points shy of #3, with 1 more regular season game to go! 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1. Hannah Wilkerson, Miller High School, Class of 2010 – 3,724 career points
2. Melissa Grider, Marion C. Early High School, Class of 1991 – 3,211 career points
3. Kari Koch, Elsberry High School, Class of 2002 – 3,077 career points
4. Shelby Winkelmann , Class of 2011, Hermann High School - 3054
5. Lauren Dubbert, Madison High School, Class of 2005 – 3,038 career points
6. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Class of 1966, Southern Boone County – 3,036 career points
7.  Lisa Ellis, Elsberry High School, Class of 1984 – 2,980 career points

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Shelby Winkelmann scored 34 points, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 to Surpass 3000 Career Total Points.  She is just 13 points away from the #5 spot All-Time, 15 points from # 4 and 54 points shy of #3, with 3 more regular season games to go! 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOL SCORING LEADERS ALL-TIME (Girls)

1. Hannah Wilkerson, Miller High School, Class of 2010 – 3,724 career points
2. Melissa Grider, Marion C. Early High School, Class of 1991 – 3,211 career points
3. Kari Koch, Elsberry High School, Class of 2002 – 3,077 career points
4. Shelby Winkelmann , Class of 2011, Hermann High School - 3054
5. Lauren Dubbert, Madison High School, Class of 2005 – 3,038 career points
6. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Class of 1966, Southern Boone County – 3,036 career points
7.  Lisa Ellis, Elsberry High School, Class of 1984 – 2,980 career points
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Winkelmann Reaches a Milestone

02-22-11
by Paige Sinker
 www.komu.com
 A historic night in Hermann last night as Shelby Winkelmann approached three-thousand career points. One moment four years in the making.
Hermann senior guard Shelby Winkelmann said, "I know I have worked hard for this. And four years, I think it's about time."
For a once in a generation player.
Hermann basketball coach Todd Anderson said, "I feel pretty lucky, pretty fortunate, understanding those kinds of kids just don't come around very often."
One shot from 15 feet for history.
Winkelmann said, "It felt right. Like I know when it feels right and when it doesn't. So, that one felt right."
Winkelmann came into Monday's game needing just 11 points to become the sixth player in Missouri hoops history to score three-thousand points. And it came in front of the home crowd allowing her to celebrate.
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Shelby celebrates moments after hitting the 3000 point mark in her outstanding High School basketball career.
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