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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

August Busch IV boat needs towed at Lake of the Ozarks



55-foot Sea Ray Yacht
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Busch IV's boat gets towed at the Lake of the Ozarks

BY DEB PETERSON
post-dispatch.com
July 26, 2011
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BUSCH BOAT: Guess whose 55-foot Sea Ray broke down at the Lake of the Ozarks last night and had to be towed to shore? Bingo if you guessed August Busch IV. Busch and a friend named Yolanda were on the yacht when the engine stopped and they called to be towed in.
Busch stayed below deck while the yacht was hitched to another boat and brought in to shore. When they got to the dock, Yolanda came out to pay. The cost was more than $1,000. Yolanda asked the boat captain if he would accept cash and when he said that would be fine, she peeled bills off a roll so thick it didn't make a dent.
The yacht is named Waymo after IV's female mastiff.

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Shelby Winkelmann at Nebraska Campus


Winkelmann picks NU volleyball over hoops

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

By Chad Purcell
World-Herald News Service
July 26, 2011
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LINCOLN — It was mid-May — exactly six months after Nebraska volleyball had signed its 2011 freshman class to letters of intent — when Huskers coach John Cook flipped through his Sunday newspaper and bumped into one of his incoming recruits.

Inside his Parade magazine, Cook found Shelby Winkelmann mingling with the best girls high school hoops players in the country. Winkelmann long ago had committed to play volleyball at Nebraska, but now here she was listed among the elite of the elite — basketball stars who were going to play for programs such as UConn, Stanford and Tennessee.

All of the players on the Parade honor roll had their college choices printed next to their name. Winkelmann, of course, had Nebraska listed, but it wasn’t for basketball.




Cook couldn’t help but wonder whether maybe — just maybe — Winkelmann had second thoughts after receiving this latest round of lofty recognition.

“So I called her,” Cook said, “and said, ‘Are you sure you want to play volleyball?’”

Winkelmann says she’s sure.

A 5-foot-9 dynamo from Rhineland, Mo., Winkelmann has been on NU’s campus since early June, getting to know her new teammates and getting acclimated to college. The Huskers, set to debut in the Big Ten in 2011, will start practicing in August in preparation for the new season.

For Winkelmann, the conversations about why she’s playing college volleyball instead of college basketball aren’t new. In fact, they’ve already grown kind of old.

“It happens almost every day that somebody asks me why I’m not going to play basketball,” Winkelmann said. “But Nebraska has such an amazing volleyball program and such great tradition. The No. 1 goal for Nebraska volleyball is winning, competing at the highest level and having that passion. That’s always been my No. 1 goal, too.”

It also helped that the Huskers started recruiting Winkelmann for volleyball — and showed serious interest in her services — before many basketball coaches began wooing her, too.

She made her unofficial visit to Nebraska at the beginning of her junior year. The Huskers offered her a scholarship, but said they couldn’t wait long without knowing her intentions. By November 2009, Winkelmann told Cook she was on board.

The schools recruiting Winkelmann for basketball included Missouri, Northern Iowa and Creighton.

“I really do love volleyball and basketball the same amount,” Winkelmann said. “Before I got the offer from Nebraska, I was sure I was going to play basketball in college — that was pretty much set in stone, and that’s what I was thinking. Then Nebraska happened and things changed. Some people may think it’s odd. But it’s not their decision, it’s mine.”

The Huskers have a history of turning standout athletes into standout volleyball players, even those who built the bulk of their rsums on the basketball court. Outside hitter Christina Houghtelling, a second-team All-Nebraska basketball player in 2003 at Cambridge High School, would win national player of the year honors before her NU volleyball career was done.

Current Husker senior middle blocker Brooke Delano — a first-team AVCA All-American in 2010 — was a coveted basketball recruit at Bellevue West.

But Winkelmann’s journey will be different in a couple of key ways.

For one, volleyball was never really her secondary sport. She started playing hoops as a fourth-grader, but she said she became as serious about volleyball just two years later.

And unlike Houghtelling and Delano, Winkelmann isn’t coming to Lincoln to hammer kills and put up blocks. As a defensive specialist or libero, Winkelmann hopes to help the Huskers win with her passing and digging — skills critical to team success but often overlooked by the casual fan.

Cook said Winkelmann could be a candidate to redshirt, because it’s never certain how quickly a freshman might be able to adapt to the college game. But the coach sensed something special in Winkelmann when he started scouting her, and he said he’s excited about her potential to make a difference with the Huskers, be it right away or in the future.

“She did some really amazing things in high school, both in volleyball and basketball,” Cook said. “She’s a really great all-around athlete, and she’s a really fierce competitor. She just has that look in her eyes that you see in the great ones.”

The people who know Winkelmann from Hermann High School wouldn’t argue with Cook on any of those points.

In hoops, Winkelmann as a senior averaged 28.3 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals per game.

She led the Bearcats to a 26-6 record and a runner-up finish at the Class 3 state tournament. She averaged better than 21 points per game all four years of her prep career, and she ranks No. 2 in state history with 3,226 total points.

She drained 55 points in one game, and went 22 for 22 from the foul line in another.

In addition to the Parade honors, Winkelmann was Gatorade’s Missouri basketball player of the year as a senior, and she also earned the 2011 Miss Show-Me basketball award.

“She was going to have opportunities at the Division I level, whether she picked basketball or volleyball,” said Hermann girls hoops coach Todd Anderson. “Nebraska put that opportunity for volleyball on the table, and you just can’t turn something like that down. I can’t imagine a scenario where she doesn’t go there and do well.”

In volleyball, Winkelmann was named to the 2010 Under Armour Girls’ High School All-America watch list before helping Hermann win its second Missouri Class 2 state championship in three years.

A four-time all-state selection, Winkelmann averaged better than five kills per set in high school while hitting at a .500 clip. For her career, she set the school record with 1,453 kills, and she also had 256 solo blocks, 224 aces and 885 digs.

Winkelmann also competed in track, and academically, she ranked No. 1 in her graduating class.

“It really was an honor and a privilege to coach Shelby,” said Hermann volleyball coach Linda Lampkin. “We knew Shelby was going to be a special athlete, probably going all the way back to when she was in the third grade. I’ve coached at Hermann for 32 years, and in all that time, we’ve not seen anyone like her. But she really was such a great role model, both on and off the court, and that might be what sets her apart the most.”

Cook said it says a lot about Winkelmann’s character that she’s coming to NU to play a position that isn’t exactly glamorous. The spotlight no doubt could’ve been brighter for the freshman had she decided to keep putting the basketball in the bucket instead of trying to keep volleyballs from hitting the floor.

Then again, if there’s one group of fans who appreciate the little things that make a volleyball team click, it’s the ones who bleed Nebraska red.

“I’m really excited,” Winkelmann said. “I’m going to play my hardest and work my hardest to get into that lineup, one way or another.”


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Band Director Accused Of Sending Student Explicit Emails UPDATE: Hermann Police Arrest Local Man after Gasconade County R-1 School District Incident Report Investigation



HERMANN, Mo. (KMOX/AP) -  A high school band director from Hermann Missouri is accused of exchanging sexually explicit emails with a student.
Among the charges against 31-year-old Joshua James are furnishing pornography to a minor and “using a child in a sexual performance”.
The alleged contact took place between James and a 16-year-old female student in the Gasconade County school district, and reportedly involved illicit photos.
James is free on bond and has resigned from his band director job.

HERMANN, Mo. — An eastern Missouri high school band director is accused of exchanging sexually explicit emails with a 16-year-old student.
KSDK-TV reports that 31-year-old Joshua James was charged last week with using a child in a sexual performance and furnishing pornography to a minor. James is free on $50,000 bond. He does not yet have a listed attorney.
James resigned this month as the high school and middle school band director for the Gasconade County School District in Hermann. Court documents say that on three occasions this month, the student sent James graphic video and photos of herself. He allegedly emailed an illicit photo of himself in return.
A parent alerted school officials, prompting the police investigation.
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Information from: KSDK-TV, www.ksdk.com
By Ann Rubin
Hermann, MO (KSDK) - The former band director of the Gasconade County R-1 School District is facing criminal charges for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit emails with a 16-year-old student.

Apparently the school board did not find out about the allegations against 31-year-old Joshua James until the day after they accepted his resignation. At that point, the superintendent went straight to police.

A parent tipped school officers off that James, the high school and middle school band director, might be having inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old student. An investigation later uncovered numerous emails between the two, including ones where James allegedly enticed the girl to send him pictures.

According to court documents, on three separate instances in July, the student sent James graphic video and photos of herself and he allegedly emailed an illicit photo of himself in return.
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Hermann Police Arrest Local Man After Thorough Criminal Investigation

July 25, 2011
by dfox
www.klpw.com

Friday, officers of the Hermann Police Department arrested a 31-year-old Hermann man after an incident was reported to them by the Gasconade County R-1 School District. The man was arrested after a warrant was filed by the Gasconade County Prosecutor for the use of a child in a sexual performance. That is a Class C felony.  The warrant, based on an Affidavit filed by Hermann Police, helped in the investigation of suspicions of the inappropriate conduct between the man, a former employee of the district, and minor who attends Hermann High School.

Former Hermann High School band director arrested on sex charges

Joshua James, 31, of Hermann, a former Hermann High School band director and music teacher, was arrested Friday (July 22) by police officers after a warrant was filed by the Gasconade County Prosecutor for use of a child in a sexual performance, a class C felony.
The Hermann Police Department arrested James after conducting a criminal investigation of an incident that was reported by the Gasconade County R-1 School District.

The Hermann staff became aware of the matter last Tuesday and immediately contacted police. Police say the investigation continues as evidence collected from the man’s home is analyzed.

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Toxic Seaweed Deadly Algae Slime: Farm Effluent Ruins French Beaches

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Attack of the Deadly Slime: Farm Effluent Ruins French Beaches

By Maryn McKenna Email Author
July 26, 2011
www.wired.com
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Vacationers in northwest France are being warned to stay away from beaches, which are growing a bumper crop of a seaweed that releases a potentially toxic gas. The culprit: Up-stream releases of manure from intensive farming that overload the near-shore waters with nitrates.

The seaweed (sea lettuce, Ulva lactuca) must be removed within 48 hours of washing ashore — because as it rots, it releases so much hydrogen sulfide that swimmers and strollers are endangered. The French ministry for health and the environment has warned visitors to avoid areas with overgrowth, and told workers scooping up the seaweed that they must wear monitors to alert them they have entered especially toxic pockets and must clear out within minutes.

The potentially toxic weed shows up every year in Brittany, but this year’s overgrowth is at least half again the size of last year’s, according to coverage in the The Telegraph and Radio France International.

The pressure group France Nature Environnement is running a campaign to raise awareness of the slime attack. It pins responsibility for it on concentrated swine and poultry farming: Brittany raises half of the pigs and chickens grown in France. According to the group (French), the manure from those farms is as much would be produced by 50 million people.

When farm effluent washes downstream in the United States, it creates a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico — but that zone is offshore and never seems to get much attention. In France, in contrast, the algae deposits are cutting deeply into tourism, one of the area’s economic engines.

Predictably, the issue has been politicized. President Sarkozy, who’s up for re-election, jumped in two weeks ago to defend farming, even though his government last year launched an algae-reduction plan that ascribes responsibility to farm effluent. On a visit to Brittany, he dismissed campaigners against industrial farming as “fundamentalists” (intégristes), called farmers the “first victims,” and said they were “not responsible for economic decisions made a long time ago” (…ne sont pas coupables de choix économiques qui ont été faits il y a bien longtemps).
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The government’s interim proposal is to build additional plants to process the seaweed for biogas. Meanwhile, the agriculture ministry has proposed relaxing regulations on agricultural spraying of manure from pig farms, an action likely to make nitrate concentrations — and the seaweed blooms — even worse.

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148-Acre Marijuana Plantation Busted by Mexican Army 44 Tons Harvested Pot Seized

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Mexican army finds 148-acre marijuana plantation

Associated Press | Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011

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Mexican soldiers have found a series of marijuana fields covering 148 acres (60 hectares) in the northern state of Durango, the army said Monday.
The army patrol also found 40 metric tons (44 U.S. tons) of harvested marijuana at the plantation in Mexico's "golden triangle" region, an area known for drug cultivation and trafficking.
The Defense Department said in a statement that the plantation found Saturday included a processing lab and five camps, apparently for workers or guards at the fields.
The planted and harvested plants together could have amounted to 100 tons of marijuana, which the Defense Department said was worth $1.55 billion pesos ($133 million).
The discovery comes almost two weeks after soldiers found what the army describes as the biggest pot plantation ever detected in Mexico, a 300-acre (120 hectare) field in the state of Baja California.




Mexico’s largest pot plantation ever, a 300-acre area that would have yielded 120 tons of marijuana – worth $160 million.
UP IN SMOKE Down in Mexico 300 Acre Pot Plantation Raided By Mexican Army JULY 2011
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Mexican soldiers find largest pot plantation ever,
TIJUANA, Mexico -- A Mexican military commander said Thursday that his soldiers had discovered a record-busting marijuana plantation covering 300 acres in the state of Baja California.
"It is the largest marijuana plantation in Mexican history," said General Alfonso Duarte, based in the far northwestern border city of Tijuana.
Duarte said the plantation can produce 120 tons of marijuana, which he valued at nearly $160 million.
The plantation, which includes accommodation for some 60 workers, is hidden in an area best known for raising tomatoes, he said.
The Baja California plantation is nearly twice as large as the previous record marijuana plantation, a 158-acre pot farm in the northwestern state of Sinaloa discovered in 2007, the military said in a statement.
Soldiers found the plantation while on ground patrol, and arrested six of the nearly 20 people who were working there at the time, Duarte said.
Duarte added that he did not know which drug cartel owned the plantation. Mexico is plagued by an increasingly bloody war between drug gangs.
The plantation is located near the center of the Baja California peninsula, the general said, but declined to be more specific about the location.
Separately, the Catholic bishop of Saltillo, in the northern border state of Coahuila, said that drug cartels are recruiting children and paying them to act as watch guards.
The kids, usually boys around the age of 12, are paid $120 a week, Bishop Raul Vera told the daily La Jornada.

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St. Louis Del Taco Landmark Building May Be Saved From Demolition

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"Mar. 7, 1969 --- SERVICE WITH STYLE --- Against the sky the saucer shaped roof of this structure has an arresting effect on motorists. Those who take the time discover a gas station at Grand Boulevard and Forest Part Avenue. The $140,000 building, which is part of Council Plaza development, was designed by architect Richard T. Henmi of Schwarz & Van Hoefen (now Schwarz & Henmi). The roof is an inverted cone, 120 feet in diameter. The cone is a reinforced concrete thin shell. The station, like every building in the Mill Creek Valley redevelopment area, had to be approved by the St. Louis Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. Photo by Floyd Bowser/St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
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St. Louis Del Taco building may live, after all

BY TIM LOGAN
post-dispatch.com
July 26, 2011


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Viva Del Taco?
On Sunday, the owner of the old Del Taco building in Midtown backed off plans to knock it down, saying he would explore a range of other alternatives before seeking a demolition permit from the city.
After weeks of silence on his plan to bulldoze the saucer-shaped landmark at South Grand and Forest Park boulevards near St. Louis University, developer Rick Yackey sent a statement to the Post-Dispatch pledging to hire an architect, talk with potential tenants and hold a community meeting to explore possible uses of the building.
"I am a developer, not a demolition man," Yackey wrote, noting that he has performed more than 2 million square feet worth of historic rehabs in the city, been honored by the Landmarks Association of St. Louis and never once applied for a demolition permit.
Yet demolition was to be the fate of the Del Taco building, according to plans filed with the city last month. Yackey, who owns the structure and neighboring Council Plaza, indicated he would knock down the 1967-built former gas station and replace it with new buildings for retail tenants.
That news prompted a flurry of protests from fans of both the restaurant and the building's funky midcentury architecture. Even as the Del Taco itself closed, thousands of people signed online petitions to save the structure. Supporters held rallies. Mayor Francis Slay weighed in, urging reuse. Eventually, aldermen changed the redevelopment plan to require review by the city's Preservation Board before any demolition permit could be issued. That's where things stand now.
Yackey said his goal is an "economically viable" project that fits in with the neighbors. Demolition was always a last resort, he said, but the existing structure, just 2,000 square feet under a vast cement canopy, has very little leasable space.
"This isn't about disliking the building," he said. "It's about things being functionally obsolete."
But after the uproar, and after talking with Slay and Alderman Marlene Davis, Yackey decided to see whether he can keep the building. He has hired an architect to study adding on to the ground floor, and he's talking with the owner of a neighboring property about swapping some land for more parking spaces.
That is great news both for the Del Taco building itself and for the broader cause of preservation in St. Louis, said Randy Vines, who helped organize rallies in support of the building. The outpouring of support shows that people care about distinctive buildings, even if they're just a few decades old, he said. And the protesters tried hard to keep a positive tone.
"We've done our best to offer solutions," Vines said. "Certainly this is a building that can be adapted to another use."
Yackey said he's talking with potential tenants already. He wouldn't say who, but Kaldi's Coffee and local pizza chain Pi confirmed last week that they're interested. Yackey also plans to hold a "community meeting to explore reuse and redevelopment ideas."
And, Yackey said, he won't rush to knock the building down.
"I have not applied for and will not apply for a demolition permit until completing this investigative process," Yackey wrote. He said he expects that will take two or three months.

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Gerald Man Arrested for Firing Shotgun Outside Leslie Depot Tavern

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Man Arrested After Altercation at Bar

July 26, 2011
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A Gerald man accused of firing a shotgun at another man outside the Leslie Depot tavern early Monday was being held in the Franklin County jail on a felony charge.
Rodney L. Cooper, 35, is facing a charge of unlawful use of a weapon. His bond is set at $35,000 cash-only.

The sheriff’s office alleges Cooper was ejected from the bar after getting into an altercation and creating a disturbance with other bar patrons.
After threatening to kill people at the bar, Cooper left but returned at about 1 a.m. Authorities said Cooper fired a shotgun in the direction of an employee of the tavern who was outside the bar. The employee was not struck or injured.

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July 26, 2011
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Franklin County Deputies respond to the Leslie Depot to investigate the report of an altercation that occurred between a man and Leslie Depot employee. The incident happened early yesterday morning shortly after one o’clock.
According to the department a man had fired a shotgun at the employee after returning to the bar he had just been kick out of. The department says the man was kicked out of the bar because he was disturbing other customers.
After firing at the depot worker, the suspect got back into his car and sped off. Police warned other departments to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Gerald police got a hold of the Franklin Department, stating that they spotted the suspect vehicle in their district.
The suspect was identified as a 35-year-old Rodney Cooper of Gerald after his vehicle was stopped by police. In-compliant with Gerald officers, enforcement had to use a tazor to take the man into custody. Cooper was charged for unlawful use of a weapon. Shotgun shells were found in the front seat of the car, but the gun was not located.


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