The shenanigans seen on Tuesday’s initial filing deadline for the State Auditor’s position were not repeated on Friday’s new deadline for the August 8th primary elections. No Republican showed up to add his or her name to the list of candidates, meaning State Senator John Loudon of Chesterfield had no reason to withdraw and refile again in a bid to hold onto the coveted bottom position on the GOP ballot. There was an additional Democrat filing for the post: Darrell Wattenbarger of Columbia, bringing to three the number of Democrats in the race. Tuesday’s deadline was extended because of the last minute hijinks that saw candidates jockeying for the last spot on the ballot, which is believed to be a choice position.
Archives for March 2006
High winds, a few tornadoes, and a lot of hail have swept through parts of Missouri overnight. At least three tornadoes have been reported. Four people are reported to have been hurt – minor injuries – by a tornado near Savannah, in northwest Missouri. About a half-dozen homes were destroyed. Another person was hurt when a tornado damaged some mobile homes on the west edge of Sedalia. A third tornado was spotted near Warrensburg. It damaged some outbuildings. Some minor injuries have been reported at the Lake of the Ozarns when high winds blew some plywood off a billboard. It hit a car, breaking some windows and hurting people inside.
Class 5 Boys
Edriss Floyd 6-2 Sr. Truman
Ben Hansbrough 6-3 Sr. Poplar Bluff
Kyle Kirk 6-5 Sr. Springfield Kickapoo
Roderick Pearson 6-1 Sr. Raytown South
Conner Teahan 6-5 Jr. Rockhurst
James Washington 5-9 Sr. Vashon
Eric Darkow 6-6 Jr. Rock Bridge
Bobby Hill 6-6 Sr. Vashon
Adam Leonard 6-1 Sr. Lee’s Summit North
Leon Powell 6-7 Sr. Vashon
JaJuan Maxwell 6-5 Sr. Raytown
George Goode 6-8 Jr. Raytown South
Colby Smith 5-9 Jr. St. Joseph Central
Tyler Richardson 6-1 Sr. Springfield Kickapoo
Kyle Cooper 6-5 Sr. West Plains
Richard Rose 6-3 Jr. Troy
Justin Taylor 6-1 Sr. Webster Groves
Bristan Kelley 6-7 Sr. Lee¹s Summit North
Mo Smith 6-3 Sr. Hazelwood Central
Bill Brandenburg 6-7 Sr. Kirkwood
Final poll: 1. Vashon 27-2; 2. Springfield Kickapoo 27-5; 3. Kirkwood 23-6; 4. Rockhurst 26-5; 5. Lee’s Summit North 23-5; 6. Troy 26-5; 7. Rock Bridge 25-2; 8. Webster Groves 24-4; 9. Hazelwood Central 25-5; 10. Poplar Bluff 21-6. Coach of the year: Randy Kriewall, Kirkwood.
Class 4 Boys
Alex Moosmann 6-0 Sr. St. Francis Borgia
Sanijay Watts 6-4 Sr. Jennings
Rahmon Fletcher 5-11 Jr. Paseo
Dominique Johnson 5-10 Sr. Lincoln Prep
Michael Porter 6-4 Fr. Sikeston
Dominique Thuston 6-5 Sr. St. Joseph Lafay.
Tyler Oakley 6-8 Jr. Ozark
Zach Plackemeier 6-3 Jr. Duchesne
Kramer Soderberg 5-10 So. St. Charles West
Josh Harrellson 6-8 Jr. St. Charles
Clay Ederer 6-4 Sr. Pleasant Hill
Brad Harper 6-5 Jr. Warrensburg
Julian Beard 6-2 Jr. Sikeston
Alex Henderson 6-1 Jr. Willard
Mustafa Abdul-Hamid 6-2 Sr. MICDS
Paul Eckerle 6-1 Jr. St. Francis Borgia
Chad Shockley 6-0 Sr. St. James
Cody Kliethermes 6-7 Sr. Eldon
Alex Ressell 6-3 Sr. Cape Gir. N. Dame
Steven Propst 6-1 Sr. Willard
Final poll: 1. St. Francis Borgia 30-1; 2. Sikeston 23-7; 3. Lincoln Prep 30-2; 4. Jennings 23-7; 5. Duchesne 23-4; 6. Ozark 21-11; 7. St. Charles West 20-7; 8. Willard 28-1; 9. St. Charles 21-7; 10. Lee¹s Summit West 23-6. Coach of the year: Dave Neier, St. Francis Borgia.
Class 3 Boys
Brett Collins 6-1 Sr. Mountain Grove
Eric Anderson 6-1 Sr. Cameron
Tomas Brock 6-1 Jr. Mount Vernon
Andrew Jones 6-6 So. Smithville
Tori King 5-11 Sr. Maple.-Rich. Hgts.
Michael Lance 6-3 Sr. Twin Rivers
Drew Lansford 5-8 Sr. Belle
Jamarcus Williams 6-5 Jr. Charleston
Marquis Jones 6-2 Sr. Cardinal Ritter
DeAndre Gilmore 6-3 Jr. Cardinal Ritter
Adam Knollmeyer 6-9 Jr. Linn
Matt Rogers 6-10 Sr. Doniphan
Ty Adams 6-9 Sr. Steelville
Rolandis Woodland 6-4 Jr. Lutheran North
Chris Stokes 5-8 Jr. Miller Car. Acad.
Terrence Hill 6-4 Jr. Hogan Prep
Logan Ray 6-2 Jr. Dixon
Kwamena Brace 6-4 Sr. Licking
Garrett Oliver 6-2 Sr. Macon
Brandon Thomas 5-11 Sr. Putnam County
Shawn Sherrell 5-9 Jr. Charleston
Luke Engelken 6-7 Jr. Mid-Buchanan
Nic Dykman 6-3 Sr. Spr. Catholic
Matt Sherman 6-1 Sr. Fayette
Mike Baker 6-7 Jr. Whitfield
Final poll: 1. Cardinal Ritter 28-3; 2. Charleston 24-8; 3. Cameron 28-4; 4. Mount Vernon 24-6; 5. Miller Career Academy 19-10; 6. Macon 21-9; 7. Smithville 23-6; 8. Hogan Prep 19-10; 9. Linn 26-4; 10. Dixon 24-5. Coach of the year: Marvin Neals, Cardinal Ritter.
Class 2 Boys
Kyle Fisher 6-3 Sr. Harrisburg
Scott Humphrey 6-2 Sr. Salisbury
Andrew Kueker 6-7 Jr. Sweet Springs
Mike Smith 6-6 Sr. Van-Far
Erick Roe 6-4 So. West Platte
Chad Gillaspy 6-5 Sr. Miller
Jordan Ayers 6-5 Sr. Canton
Brick Warth 6-4 Sr. Marionville
Anthony Jones 5-9 Sr. South Pemiscot
Stefan Garrison 6-3 Jr. Osceola
Joe Lincoln 6-4 Jr. Tipton
Jesse Richardson 6-0 Sr. Cass-Midway
Josh Proctor 5-9 Jr. Harrisburg
Ryan Presley 6-1 Jr. Marion C. Early
Dustin Price 6-3 Jr. Spokane
Wayne Fick 6-0 Sr. Vienna
Andrew Adkison 6-4 Jr. Gallatin
Austin Hoyer 6-5 Sr. Diamond
Alex Steil 6-2 Jr. Advance
Sonny O¹Brien 6-1 Sr. Spokane
Final poll: 1. Harrisburg 28-4; 2. Marionville 27-4; 3. Advance 25-8; 4. West Platte 24-6; 5. Salisbury 26-2; 6. Canton 26-3; 7. Osceola 27-3; 8. Thayer 25-5; 9. Spokane 28-1; 10. Tipton 26-2. Coach of the year: Steve Combs, Harrisburg.
Class 1 Boys
Will Bogan 6-10 Jr. Bell City
Kody Schieber 6-0 Sr. Jefferson
Bradley Mudd 6-2 Sr. Silex
Daniel Patterson 6-0 Sr. Tuscumbia
Peter Popovich 6-3 Sr. Gateway Academy
Andrew Smith 6-2 Sr. Verona
Eric Henry 6-2 Sr. Jefferson
Colby Gibson 5-9 Sr. King City
Travis Munsterman 6-0 Sr. Montrose
Matt Ayers 6-2 Jr. Green City
Nate Peterson 6-5 Sr. Golden City
Jeff Liggins 6-1 Sr. Bell City
Andrew Halford 6-2 Jr. Risco
Matt Jenkins 5-11 Sr. Jefferson
Malachi Finley 6-4 Sr. Stet
Nick Stellwagen 6-3 Sr. Verona
Kyle Mudd 6-1 Sr. Silex
Justin Denton 6-6 Sr. Novinger
Brock Hill 5-10 Sr. New Franklin
Sam Simpson 6-3 Jr. T. Jefferson Ind.
Final poll: 1. Jefferson 32-0; 2. Bell City 28-5; 3. Silex 29-3; 4. Tuscumbia 2-10; 5. Montrose 26-4; 6. Verona 23-7; 7. New Franklin 24-6; 8. Stet 23-6; 9. North Shelby 22-7; 10. Grundy County 22-7. Coach of the year: Tony Pace, Tuscumbia.
Class 5 Girls
Player Ht. Yr. School
Danielle Adams 6-0 Jr. Lee’s Summit
Felicia Chester 6-2 Sr. Incarnate Word
Brianna Culberson 5-10 Sr. Jefferson City
Anna Florzak 6-0 Sr. N.D. de Sion
Shakara Jones 6-2 Jr. Fr. Howell Central
Tyra White 5-11 Jr. Hickman Mills
Ashlee Barrett 5-10 Jr. Incarnate Word
Morgan Henderson 6-1 Sr. N.D. de Sion
Kelsey Luna 5-8 Sr. St. Joseph’s
Michelle Senf 5-11 Sr. Mehlville
Monique Jones 5-10 Sr. LS North
Bobbie Jones 5-9 Sr. Jackson
Lacee Groves 5-11 Sr. Spr. Hillcrest
Mackenzie Strimlinger 5-10 Sr. St. Joseph’s Acad.
Lyndsay Schlup 6-1 Sr. Jeff. City Helias
Channon Haywood 6-0 So. Hazelwood East
Calli Collier 5-3 Jr. Rolla
Hannah Carter 5-6 Sr. Spr. Kickapoo
Shanika Butler 5-5 Jr. Gateway Tech
Shameia Green 5-6 Jr. Normandy
Final poll: 1. Incarnate Word Academy 31-1; 2. Notre Dame de Sion 27-4; 3. St. Joseph’s Academy 24-6; 4. Jefferson City 25-6; 5. Hazelwood East 26-5; 6. Mehlville 28-2; 7. Lee’s Summit 23-5; 8. Springfield Hillcrest 22-7; 9. Jackson 22-5; 10. Nerinx Hall 21-6. Coach of the year: Dan Rolfes, Incarnate Word Academy
Class 4 Girls
Alicia Bell 5-8 Jr. St. Joseph Benton
Tanisha Smith 6-0 Sr. Lincoln Prep
Brianna Frigerio 5-8 Jr. Lutheran South
LaShayla Bell 5-8 Sr. University City
Casey Garrison 5-9 So. Bolivar
Brianna Mingus 5-6 Sr. Logan-Rogersville
Katie Bond 5-10 Jr. Ozark
Taylor Nelson 5-10 Sr. Dexter
Alyssa Mullen 5-10 Jr. LS West
Jessica Koch 5-10 Jr. St. Pius X
Rachel Baker 6-1 Jr. Mexico
Courtney Kemp 5-7 So. Fredericktown
Ashley Agee 5-8 Jr. Moberly
Brittney Slifer 5-9 Sr. Warrensburg
Maghan Waggoner 5-8 Sr. Carthage
Melissa McIntosh 5-8 Jr. St. Joseph Benton
Krystal Glessner 6-0 Sr. Republic
Michelle McQueen 5-7 Jr. Lutheran South
Brittany Noel 5-10 Sr. Jennings
Katie Maurer 5-7 Jr. Westminster Chr.
Kristain Burger 5-11 Jr. C.G. Notre Dame
Final poll: 1. Ozark 25-6; 2. Lee’s Summit West 22-9; 3. Lutheran South 25-6; 4. Lincoln Prep 24-5; 5. St. Joseph Benton 24-3; 6. Republic 26-3; 7. Pleasant Hill 21-7; 8. Fredericktown 24-5; 9. Duchesne 17-14; 10. Mexico 21-8. Coach of the year: Brett Goodwin, St. Joseph Benton
Class 3 Girls
Jessra Johnson 6-1 Sr. Fayette
Courtney Shuman 5-10 Jr. Clark County
Kaniesha Agee 5-7 Sr. Pembroke Hill
Beth Jones 5-8 Sr. Blair Oaks
Ashley Ray 5-6 Sr. Fair Grove
Elizabeth Vollmer 6-1 Sr. Penney
Elyseia Dunn 6-1 So. Pembroke Hill
Kayla Rice 5-7 So. Westran
Sashane Chin 5-10 Sr. Lutheran North
Morgan Davis 5-6 Jr. Doniphan
Abby Spieler 5-5 Sr. California
Amber Anders 5-4 Sr. Highland
Kristina Mingos 5-10 So. Pembroke Hill
Jillian Palan 6-0 Sr. Lathrop
Kristin Miller 6-0 Jr. Blair Oaks
Samantha Heck 6-1 Fr. North Callaway
Melia Pence 6-0 Sr. Southern Boone
Skye Wade 5-8 Sr. Licking
Becca Schemmer 5-9 Fr. Westran
Barissa Ford 5-5 Jr. Clayton
Meghan Lewis 5-7 So. Berkeley
Sarah Woodgeard 5-10 So. Greenville
Vanessa Van Bleisem 5-11 So. Smithville
Bailey Rhodes 5-7 Sr. Lafayette County
Cassie Williams 5-10 Sr. Wright City
Final poll: 1. Pembroke Hill 26-5; 2. Blair Oaks 25-7; 3. Westran 30-2; 4. Doniphan 26-6; 5. Clark County 25-2; 6. Smithville 24-5; 7. Miller Career Academy 16-10; 8. Fair Grove 21-8; 9. Bishop LeBlond 23-5; 10. McCluer South-Berkeley 21-5. Coach of the year: Leroy Bernskoetter, Blair Oaks.
Class 2 Girls
Michelle Anderson 6-3 Sr. North Platte
Mikal Bencomo 5-1 Sr. Clopton
Sara Bos 6-0 Sr. Billings
Ali Fromm 5-4 Sr. Scotland County
LaChelle Livingston 5-5 Jr. Metro St. Louis
Lauren Witherspoon 5-5 Sr. Metro St. Louis
Caitlin Shouse 6-0 Sr. Greenfield
Kelsie Hargus 5-9 Jr. Marion C. Early
Jennelle Freeman 5-6 So. Tarkio
Hailee Deckard 5-10 So. Naylor
Brandie Roberts 6-1 So. Cairo
Krista Duncan 5-6 Sr. Russellville
Brittany Dodson 5-5 Jr. Metro St. Louis
Alicia Wheeler 5-10 Sr. Clopton
Brittany Percival 5-9 So. Hartville
Wendy Howell 5-9 Sr. Polo
Sara Hoskins 5-11 Sr. Van Buren
Kara Rosebrough 5-9 So. Pierce City
Kathleen Scheer 6-1 So. New Haven
Kasey Brooks 5-9 Sr. Crest Ridge
Final poll: 1. Metro: St. Louis 29-3; 2. Clopton 29-3; 3. Marion C. Early 27-5; 4. North Platte 26-5; 5. Russellville 25-4; 6. Blue Eye 24-6; 7. Crest Ridge 24-5; 8. Naylor 23-6; 9. Pierce City 24-5; 10. Tarkio 23-5. Coach of the year: Gary Glasscock, Metro: St. Louis.
Class 1 Girls
Misty Bettis 6-0 Jr. Chadwick
Kourtney Brawner 5-9 Sr. Novinger
Haley Stockton 5-9 Sr. Leeton
Kelsey Wolfe 5-6 So. DeKalb
Lauren Lueders 5-8 Sr. Saxony Lutheran
Ashley Fleming 5-9 So. Silex
Leanne Robison 6-0 Jr. Community R-VI
Allie Helzer 5-11 Jr. South Nodaway
Kallie Schoonover 5-8 Fr. Mound City
Shea Smith 5-7 Jr. Delta
Chelsea Rouse 5-7 So. Green City
Tia LaFavor 5-9 Sr. Leeton
Kolina Pihana 5-10 Sr. New Franklin
Whitney Edie 5-10 Fr. Exeter
Caci Menz 5-6 Jr. Delta
Karley Evans 5-7 So. DeKalb
Lauren Haer 5-11 So. Mound City
Monica Wilson 5-3 So. Gilman City
Taryn Dustman 5-6 So. Tri-County
Lindsey Acker 5-7 Jr. Hermitage
Final poll: 1. DeKalb 30-2; 2. Leeton 30-2; 3. Mound City 26-2; 4. South Nodaway 24-5; 5. Delta 28-2; 6. Silex 23-8; 7. New Franklin 27-3; 8. Chadwick 25-5; 9. Gilman City 22-6; 10. Drexel 22-8. Coach of the year: Cori Elifrits, DeKalb.
The State Senate has outlined how its leadership would spend $450-Million that might come from the sale of some assets of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority – MOHELA – and there are some big differences with the House version. The Senate wants to spend about $300-million on higher education capital improvements. House Speaker Rod Jetton’s people want to spend $140-milion less. The Senate does not want to use any of the money to reduce state debt and wants to distribute scholarship money differently than does the House.
The State Senate has advanced a bill controlling medical malpracatice insurance prices that health care professionals pay. Backers say the bill will keep doctors and others from leaving Missouri to work ins tates where premiums are lower. The State Insurance Department gets power to throw out malpractice insurance rates that are too high. It also lets the Department order insurance companies to increase rates if it finds they do not provide adequate coverage for malpracatice lawsuits. One more positive vote in the Senate sends the bill to the House.
The Chairman of the Joint Committee on Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Homeland Security says he was looking for specifics from Public Safety officials in how they would handle a large-scale disaster, either natural or manmade. But Representative Jack Jackson says what he got was more of what he’s heard from them for too long … talk, not much action. Jackson says it’s not too late for the Legislature to give Public Safety the resources it might need this year. But he says the officials had better hurry up and tell him their needs before the legislative session runs out.
If there is any good news for the St. Louis Blues, it’s this: there are only 11 more games to go. In the worst season in franchise history, the team learned that captain Dallas Drake is gone for the rest of the season after breaking two ribs and tearing cartilage in Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Chicago. That loss was their eighth straight.
There are now eight players on the Blues’ injured reserve list. That list includes goaltender Curtis Sanford and defensemen Barret Jackman and Eric Brewer.
The Blues will fill Drake’s spot with 25-year old right winger Jon DiSalvatore, from their affiliate in Peoria. He played in five games with the Blues earlier this season, scoring a goal.
St. Louis has a record of 20-38-13 and will miss the playoffs after qualifying in 25 consecutive seasons.
The Royals made one move before breaking camp in Surprise, Arizona on Thursday. They traded infielder Joe McEwing to the Astros for a player to be named later. McEwing’s chances of making the roster were doused when the Royals acquired second baseman Tony Graffanino off waivers from the Red Sox earlier this week.
McEwing hit .239 with one homer and six RBI’s in 83 games with the Royals in 2005. He came to Kansas City after five seasons with the Mets. He began his career with the Cardinals.
The Royals wrapped up spring training with a 16-9-2 record in Cactus League play by beating the Rangers 6-4 on Thursday. They overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs in three different innings—the fourth, sixth and seventh. Emil Brown was three-for-three with a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Steve Andrade, one of four relievers trying to earn one of the two vacancies in the bullpen, got the win by throwing two hitless innings. He allowed a walk. Steve Stemle is also vying for one of the bullpen slots. He allowed a hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings of relief.
The Royals will play the Astros in Houston for their final two spring training games, then come home to face the Tigers on Monday in their season opener.
Personal memories of the fears generated among German and Japanese-American citizens during World War II have faded with the years. But the fears were very real, not only on the part of those citizens, but on the part of people who felt they had reason to fear Americans of recent German or Japanese heritage. The stories of the impounding of Japanese-American citizens on the West Coast are familiar to us. But right here in Missouri, a sizeable counterspy operation was under way for most of the war, and for good reason. It it was natural for the federal government to be concerned about what might happen with all the Americans on the west coast who have Oriental heritage, it was also natural for people at high levels to worry about what could happen in Missouri, an area where Germans settled in large numbers.
Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed a formal objection to a Bush Administration proposal to sell 21,000 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest in the state. The money raised would go to help rural schools, but mostly outside of Missouri. Nixon says it doesn’t make sense to sell off acres of pristine forest for such a low return to Missouri schools. The plan, nationwide is to sell off 300,000 acres and use the proceeds for rural schools throughout the country. Nixon vows to use all legal means to block the sale.