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Local News / Re: Another Dispatcher quits.
« on: March 23, 2007, 04:32:36 AM »
Actually I just heard courtroom, and assumed it meant third floor.

Hmmmm....well I will just say it wasn't the third floor of the Courthouse.  And it wasn't me!!!

You all will be shocked!

Local News / Re: Another Dispatcher quits.
« on: March 23, 2007, 04:22:30 AM »
Here is another smoking hot breaking news story I had forgot about. Seems someone on the third floor of the courthouse complained that cigarette smoke drifted up from the sheriff's department. Not only that, but it will be a story in the Daily Guide? Kills me. Is it just me or are they getting very petty at the courthouse?

We should call this web page The Insider. LOL

Buckhorn is Eastern District and Farnhams you man.

Wow! Word travels fast! I just turned in my resignation late this afternoon.

Local News / Another Dispatcher quits.
« on: March 23, 2007, 02:03:54 AM »
I hear our friend Yanketrader has resigned, because he can make more money on e-bay than he can make dispatching.

Things that make you go HMMMM / Re: Ever tried the gallon challenge?
« on: March 23, 2007, 01:28:18 AM »
Another one bites the dust.

Things that make you go HMMMM / Re: Ever tried the gallon challenge?
« on: March 23, 2007, 01:20:01 AM »
Five guys try the Gallon Challenge.

Things that make you go HMMMM / Re: Ever tried the gallon challenge?
« on: March 23, 2007, 01:09:58 AM »

Teaspoon of cinnamon challenge video.

Local News / Re: critical injuries
« on: March 23, 2007, 12:02:06 AM »
He did not make it.

National News / Re: Off duty Chicago cop beats barteneder. Video
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:45:40 PM »
Longer video.

National News / Off duty Chicago cop beats barteneder. Video
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:38:57 PM »

Local News / Re: Man Missing from FLW
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:49:09 AM »
This is David Days dad right?

National News / Houses cheaper than cars in Detroit
« on: March 20, 2007, 01:09:32 PM »
Houses cheaper than cars in Detroit By Kevin Krolicki

DETROIT (Reuters) - With bidding stalled on some of the least desirable residences in Detroit's collapsing housing market, even the fast-talking auctioneer was feeling the stress.

"Folks, the ground underneath the house goes with it. You do know that, right?" he offered.

After selling house after house in the Motor City for less than the $29,000 it costs to buy the average new car, the auctioneer tried a new line: "The lumber in the house is worth more than that!"

As Detroit reels from job losses in the U.S. auto industry, the depressed city has emerged as a boomtown in one area: foreclosed property.

It also stands as a case study in the economic pain from a housing bust as analysts consider whether a developing crisis in mortgages to high-risk borrowers will trigger a slowdown in the broader U.S. economy.

The rising cost of mortgage financing for Detroit borrowers with weak credit has added to the downdraft from a slumping local economy to send home values plunging faster than many investors anticipated a few months ago.

At a weekend sale of about 300 Detroit-area houses by Texas-based auction firm Hudson & Marshall, the mood was marked more by fear than greed.

"These people are investors and they know the difficulty of finding financing. They know the difficulty of finding good tenants. They're cautious," said realtor Stanley Wegrzynowicz, who attended the auction.


The city, which has lost more than half its population in the past 30 years and struggled with rising crime, failing schools and other social problems, largely missed out on the housing boom that swept much of the country in recent years.

Prices have gained less than 2 percent per year in the five years since 2001, when the auto industry entered a renewed slump.

Steve Izairi, 32, who re-financed his own house in suburban Dearborn and sold his restaurant to begin buying rental properties in Detroit two years, was concerned that houses he thought were bargains at $70,000 two years ago were now selling for just $35,000.

At least 16 Detroit houses up for sale on Sunday sold for $30,000 or less.

A boarded-up bungalow on the city's west side brought $1,300. A four-bedroom house near the original Motown recording studio sold for $7,000.

"You can't buy a used car for that," said Izairi. "It's a gamble, and you have to wonder how low it's going to get."

Detroit, where unemployment runs near 14 percent and a third of the population lives in poverty, leads the nation in new foreclosure filings, according to tracking service RealtyTrac.

With large swaths of the city now abandoned, banks are reclaiming and reselling Detroit homes from buyers who can no longer afford payments at seven times the national rate.

Michigan was the only state to see home prices fall in 2006. The national average price rose almost 6 percent but prices slipped 0.4 percent here, according to a federal study.

The state's jobless rate of 7.1 percent in January was also the second highest in the nation, behind only Mississippi.


Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was greeted with applause when he announced last week that two condominiums in the city's revitalizing downtown sold for over $1 million each.

But investors, including some from out of state, proved far more cautious at Sunday's auction.

In the most spirited bidding of the day, a sprawling, four-bedroom mansion from Detroit's boom days with an ornate stone entrance fetched just $135,000.

Dave Webb, principal at Hudson & Marshall, said Michigan had become a "heavy volume" market for his auction firm in recent years, although bigger-money deals were waiting in California, a market he said was ready for the first such auctions of repossessed property in years.

"These people that are buying have got to look at holding on for five to seven years," he said. "The key is holding power."

Even with the steep discounts on Detroit-area properties, some buyers handed over their deposits with a wince.

"I'm not sure it's congratulations," said Kirk Neal, a 55-year-old auto body shop worker who bought a ranch in the suburb of Oak Park for $34,000. "My wife is going to kill me."

Realtor Ron Walraven had a three-bedroom house in the suburb of Bloomfield Hills that had listed for $525,000 sell for just $130,000 at the auction.

"Once we've seen the last person leave Michigan, then I think we'll be able to say we've seen the bottom," he said.

Crafts and Home Decor / Re: Empty Spools of Thread
« on: March 20, 2007, 04:19:11 AM »
Paint them in old school colors, and play them off as antiques. Throw some fake antique lures in with it. LOL

Thats a good fishy fishy fishy......hehehe

Crafts and Home Decor / Re: Empty Spools of Thread
« on: March 20, 2007, 03:24:34 AM »

Anyone out there have any ideas of what to do with empty spools of thread....I have a whole bunch of wooden ones and plastic ones....Looking for any crafty ideas....

Things that make you go HMMMM / Re: Ever tried the gallon challenge?
« on: March 19, 2007, 04:27:25 AM »
No one taking the challenge?

Restaurant Opinion / Re: Dairy Queen
« on: March 18, 2007, 12:52:03 PM »
His name is Sadat, and he is a very nice guy.

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: March 17, 2007, 08:37:05 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #12, Week of March 19 to 23, 2007

Welcome aboard for one more trip around the County with the Deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. We have had an extremely busy week. In this case that is both good and bad news, for to some degree I am limited in what I can write. The big news for the week was the murder case and manhunt in Texas County. I will probably put more information in this column then I should on this issue but I will limit my remarks to Pulaski County.

We have been working closely with the Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson on this case. Carl is in the same boat I am, a retired member of the MSHP serving his first term as Sheriff. We have worked together many years before we became Sheriff’s so we have no problems in communication. When the murder occurred several of our officers headed south on Mo. 17 to get closer to the scene. Almost immediately a vehicle chase occurred as members of the DDCC unit (Missouri State Highway Patrol, Division of Drug and Crime Control) who were already in Pulaski County working on a case involving stolen cattle, tried to catch and stop a possible suspect vehicle. They were successful and they made the stop at Mo. 17 and Rt. U in Laclede County. Several members of PCSD were their backups on this stop. It turned out that an eyewitness to the shooting was in the vehicle. As the DDCC officers talked to him we began to stop all traffic on Mo. 17.

Part of the reason for stopping all traffic on Mo. 17 was normal procedure and part was that a passing motorist had reported a man on foot near the Roubidoux River, which is close to Rt. U so we were not going to take any chances. While the other PSCD officers did the traffic work, I cruised up and down Mo. 17 in my non-standard police unit hoping the pedestrian might stay on or near the road as I approached. But that did not happen. At the request of Sheriff Watson, who arrived at our roadblock right after we set it up, we continued the roadblock until 10:00am the next day. After that we went into a roving patrol mode in the southern half of Pulaski County and the northern half of Texas County with a dash of Laclede County for good measure.

We had Deputies in Texas County on March 13, 14, and 15. On the evening of the 14th the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Detective unit developed information that caused us to focus on a residence on Rt. AB in Pulaski County. Many hours later, very early in the morning of the 15th we visited the home in force and searched the residence for our murder suspect. The homeowner told us we had missed him by about 12 hours. Later that afternoon we went to another location just outside Waynesville and completed another check. On the 16th we visited two more locations in Pulaski County. I am sure someone will want to know why we went to these places with many officers. The reason is simple; we were visiting places the suspect has been known to frequent. If we got lucky and he was there I had no intention of allowing him to run out the back door and escape into some Pulaski County wooded area thus giving us our own massive manhunt. Our mission was to contain and capture if he was present and we went fully prepared to complete that mission.

We have had a verified report that the suspect was at the gas station in Buckhorn around noon on the 13th, which was about two hours before the shooting. The suspect does have friends in several parts of Pulaski County. I would like to remind everyone that there is a cash reward for information leading to his capture. The suspect is an old associate of several of us here in the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department because we have arrested him or otherwise worked some case that he was part of over the past 25 years. He is a dangerous person and I would advise you not to approach him. I will also tell everyone that unless you already know him and have associated with him in the past, the chance that he would appear at your door would be extremely slim. The Texas County Sheriff is convinced that he is still in the Roby area on foot and that he will not leave his comfort zone.

In other news I had mentioned above that the DDCC unit was in Pulaski County on the morning of the 13th working on a case involving stolen cattle. We had been assisting them that morning with locating the cattle and contacting the people who had possession of the cattle. We had been on that case for a few hours before the shooting case pulled us off the cow case. We ended the cattle case with the arrest of two persons who were charged here in Pulaski County with receiving stolen property. I guess I should also add that right in the middle of the cow case we also had to respond to an attempted suicide where a subject stabbed himself in the chest with a knife. He was taken to the Ft. Wood hospital for treatment.

I think by now you all understand that we burned up a lot of gasoline and overtime hours this past week and that we were busy. As of Saturday morning the 17th our call for service/case number stands at 1,583. With all of the other hot calls going on this past week we were able to accomplish very little on the list of jobs we had to do this past week. I think we did get one car repaired over a mechanical problem and back on the road but another Deputy went deer hunting with his Ford last week and we are going to be short that car for a week while it gets put back together. It seems that the adventure with our Patrol units never stops.

I did not get anything done on the new jail van bids, or the second round of the gasoline contract bids. I also did not get time to pull the time cards that FEMA needs to document our overtime hours during the ice storm. I am starting to get the idea I could use a good secretary to assist me. And five more jail staff members, ten more officers, a jail administrator and about ten new cars. I could also use a partridge in a pear tree and that wish might happen because there is a pear tree close to our office so we are already half way to success on that wish.

I believe that I had rambled long enough and typed enough words in my sleep to qualify this submission as a news column so I will close out with my usual statement of drive safe and stay legal the jail lights are on.

Emergency Services Opinion / Chest presses, not breaths, help CPR
« on: March 16, 2007, 03:54:39 PM »
Chest presses, not breaths, help CPR By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Medical Writer
1 hour, 10 minutes ago

Chest compression — not mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — seems to be the key in helping someone recover from cardiac arrest, according to new research that further bolsters advice from heart experts.

A study in Japan showed that people were more likely to recover without brain damage if rescuers focused on chest compressions rather than rescue breaths, and some experts advised dropping the mouth-to-mouth part of CPR altogether. The study was published in Friday's issue of the medical journal The Lancet.

More than a year ago, the        American Heart Association revised CPR guidelines to put more emphasis on chest presses, urging 30 instead of 15 for every two breaths given. Stopping chest compressions to blow air into the lungs of someone who is unresponsive detracts from the more important task of keeping blood moving to provide oxygen and nourishment to the brain and heart.

Another big advantage to dropping the rescue breaths: It could make bystanders more willing to provide CPR in the first place. Many are unwilling to do the mouth-to-mouth part and become flummoxed and fearful of getting the ratio right in an emergency.

Sudden cardiac arrest — when the heart suddenly stops beating — can occur after a heart attack or as a result of electrocution or near-drowning. It's most often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. The person experiencing it collapses, is unresponsive to gentle shaking and stops normal breathing.

In the new study, researchers led by Dr Ken Nagao of Surugadai Nihon University Hospital in Tokyo analyzed 4,068 adult patients who had cardiac arrest witnessed by bystanders. Of those, 439 received chest compressions only from bystanders, and 712 received conventional CPR — compressions and breaths.

Any CPR attempt improved survival odds. However, 22 percent of those who received just chest compressions survived with good neurological function compared with only 10 percent of those who received combination CPR.

"Eliminating the need for mouth-to-mouth ventilation will dramatically increase the occurrence of bystander-initiated resuscitation efforts and will increase survival," Dr. Gordon Ewy, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, writes in an accompanying editorial.

A big caveat: The combination CPR in the Japanese study was given according to the old guidelines of 15 presses for every two breaths, not the 30 presses recommended now.

The American Heart Association said the study supports a focus on chest presses, but the association does not expect its advice to change. It recommends that bystanders provide compression-only CPR if they are "unwilling or unable" to do mouth-to-mouth breathing at the same time and for emergency dispatchers to give instructions on that.

The association wants to see survival results from programs that use compression-only CPR for cardiac arrest.

"It is important to note that victims of cardiac arrest from non-cardiac causes, like near-drowning or electrocution, and almost all victims of pediatric cardiac arrest benefit from a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions," a heart association statement says.

More than 300,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest each year. About 75 percent to 80 percent of all cardiac arrests outside a hospital happen at home, and effective CPR can double a victim's chance of survival.

Roughly 9 out of 10 cardiac arrest victims die before they get to the hospital — partly because they don't get CPR.

World News / Re: Ice found on Mars.
« on: March 16, 2007, 03:47:33 PM »
Maybe we humans can go there to warm things up like some claim we did here.

World News / A Lot of Ice found on Mars.
« on: March 16, 2007, 03:45:52 PM »
Immense ice deposits found at south pole of Mars By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spacecraft orbiting Mars has scanned huge deposits of water ice at its south pole so plentiful they would blanket the planet in 36 feet of water if they were liquid, scientists said on Thursday.
The scientists used a joint        NASA-Italian Space Agency radar instrument on the European Space Agency Mars Express spacecraft to gauge the thickness and volume of ice deposits at the Martian south pole covering an area larger than Texas.

The deposits, up to 2.3 miles thick, are under a polar cap of white frozen carbon dioxide and water, and appear to be composed of at least 90 percent frozen water, with dust mixed in, according to findings published in the journal Science.

Scientists have known that water exists in frozen form at the Martian poles, but this research produced the most accurate measurements of just how much there is.

They are eager to learn about the history of water on Mars because water is fundamental to the question of whether the planet has ever harbored microbial or some other life. Liquid water is a necessity for life as we know it.

Characteristics like channels on the Martian surface strongly suggest the planet once was very wet, a contrast to its present arid, dusty condition.

Jeffrey Plaut of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who led the study, said the same techniques are being used to examine similar ice deposits at the Martian north pole.

Radar observations made in late 2005 and early 2006 provided the data on the south pole, and similar observations were taken of the north pole in the past several months, Plaut said.

Plaut, part of an international team of two dozen scientists, said a preliminary look at this data indicated the ice deposits in at the north pole are comparable to those at the south pole.


"Life as we know it requires water and, in fact, at least transient liquid water for cells to survive and reproduce. So if we are expecting to find existing life on Mars we need to go to a location where water is available," Plaut said.

"So the polar regions are naturally a target because we certainly know that there's plenty of H2O there."

Some of the new information even hints at the possible existence of a thin layer of liquid water at the base of the deposits.

But while images taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft made public in December suggested the presence of a small amount of liquid water on the surface, researchers are baffled about the fate of most of the water. The polar deposits contain most of the known water on Mars.

Plaut said the amount of water in the Martian past may have been the equivalent of a global layer hundreds of meters deep, while the polar deposits represent a layer of perhaps tens of meters.

"We have this continuing question facing us in studies of Mars, which is: where did all the water go?" Plaut said.

"Even if you took the water in these two (polar) ice caps and added it all up, it's still not nearly enough to do all of the work that we've seen that the water has done across the surface of Mars in its history."

Plaut said it appears perhaps 10 percent of the water that once existed on Mars is now trapped in these polar deposits. Other water may exist below the planet's surface or perhaps some was lost into space through the atmosphere, Plaut said.

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: RUMORS
« on: March 16, 2007, 05:24:40 AM »
I do know Ransdall has an idea, but, he is smart enough to know he's playing with fire if he attempts it. He and I agree on this particular matter that I won't explain, because it is not my place to tell you. I had brought up my opinion on this matter, he agreed, and elaborated on it to my pleasure. I guess what I am trying to say is, he gets the problem, he is just not sure it can be fixed easily. Perhaps he is waiting on opinions to lean his way. IMHO.

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: RUMORS
« on: March 16, 2007, 05:19:10 AM »
A risk the Commissioners are willing to take. Trust me, when the shit hits the fan, $%$#@%^ I will be the first to point out why. No one will blame you guys, with the exception of fools.

Conclusion: 2 officers on duty can't even provide basic Law Enforcement at times and it is not JB's or the Sheriff's Depts. fault.

Resurfacing Project on Route 17, Pulaski and Texas Counties to begin

Willow Springs, Mo. -The resurfacing project on Route 17 in Pulaski and Texas Counties is scheduled to begin Monday, March 19, 2007, weather permitting. This project encompasses 42.37 miles of Route 17 from Interstate 44 in Pulaski County to Route 38 in Texas County. Motorists should expect minor delays due to one lane work zone.

Project plans call for an asphalt overlay. The project was awarded to Lake Asphalt Paving and Construction, LLC, of Osage Beach, Mo., at a total cost of $1,605,446.25. For additional information regarding this or other transportation-related topics, contact the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). Customers also may email the center at


Was ist los?

State News / Re: Robbery in Roby
« on: March 14, 2007, 01:12:49 AM »
My favorite part of the story was this from the KY3 webpage. What an odd order of events this was..

To Quote the KY3 Story "Neal has served time in prison, including for a robbery in 1997 at a store in Falcon in which he smashed a countertop, threatened the clerk's family, exposed his genitals and left with some alcoholic beverages without paying."

Restaurant Opinion / Re: Sonic Drive Inn
« on: March 13, 2007, 06:11:32 AM »
Super Sonic Cheeseburger baby. Onion rings are the bomb. Great staff, great manager.

Restaurant Opinion / Re: Sirloin Stockade
« on: March 13, 2007, 06:10:42 AM »

Restaurant Opinion / Re: KFC
« on: March 13, 2007, 06:09:11 AM »
I will not eat there until I hear the female manager is long gone.

Restaurant Opinion / Re: The Hub
« on: March 13, 2007, 06:06:28 AM »

Restaurant Opinion / Re: Caveman BBQ
« on: March 13, 2007, 06:04:53 AM »