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Des Moines, Iowa
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Page4A Saturday, September 20, 2008 Central Edition The Des Moines Register ARREST FROM PAGE 1 A have the alleged murder weapon. Michele Davis, 41, died Sept. 11 when her east-bound car went out of control and crashed on Interstate Highway 235 north of downtown Des Moines. Police initially investigated her death as a fatal car crash, but an autopsy showed that she had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Witnesses had linked a red pickup truck to the crime scene. Police said earlier this week that an image of the truck, a 2002 red Ford F-150 with an extended cab, was captured Friends say Michele Davis tried to avoid her husband. on Department of Transportation traffic cameras before the crash, which involved four other vehicles. On Friday, police confirmed that the red Ford F-150 is owned by Randy Davis. Michele Davis had moved out of the home at 1409 King Ave. in April, according to her father, Michael Cosner of Des Moines, who described Randy Davis as "a pretty hot-tempered guy." He works for a carpenter contractor, according to Stephanie Kimbley, Michele Davis' sister. Online court records show Davis, a Vietnam-era military veteran, has been cited only for a handful of traffic violations. Michele Davis had asked for a restraining order against her husband of 17 years, and the couple were in the midst of a divorce when she was slain, Cosner said. "The way I understand it, the day of her funeral was the day she would have signed the papers," Cosner said Thursday. "Things had DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME. to subscribe call 1-877424-0225 bf JHoincs Scjister FN HOMES OPEN TODAY IWVflRealty lETTS! TO SEE ALL OF OUR ACTIVE LISTINGS VISIT I0WAREALTY.COM & FIRSTREALTYH0MES.COM tBBBR j 1296,900 3521001 St NW Spacious luxury ranch wsoanng ceilings, lots of oak floors t trim & finished tower level. Granite counters & tile. Open 1-4 324152 Rick Chesney CRS 453-5997490-4663 $286,900 2219 6ft Ave SW Your next home should be a Star! 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Open plan whuge family area, large MBR. Near 2 golf courses. Open 1-4 29631 Judy Lyons 577-1050250-5383 been rough for a long time, and it just kept deteriorating." Cosner is "taking some time away" and preferred not to comment on Friday's arrest, according to Kimbley. "The arrest is welcome," she said. "But it obviously brings about a whole realm of emotions and concerns. Concerns for the children. It's a lot for them to go through." Davis, a mother of three and grandmother of one, lost control of her car after she was shot and crashed on the Third Street, exit ramp at the start of the afternoon rush hour. One of the other drivers, Robert Pertzborn of Ankeny, said that police questioned him about the red truck but that he didn't see it. Nadine Rich of Des Moines, whose car was hit by Davis' car, said that she didn't see the truck and that police did not ask her about it. There are 2,273 2002 red Ford F-150 pickup trucks registered in the state; 202 of them are in Polk County. The case "has been a tough one," Zubrod said. Court officials would not confirm that a protective order against Randy Davis had been filed. They said the information is confidential. Dolly Kimball, another member of the motorcyclists' group, said that after Michele and Randy separated, Randy continued to attend meetings. Michele did not, to avoid her husband. "She was afraid of him," Kimball said. "She wanted him to leave her alone, and he was persistent." Michele Davis also reportedly kept track of how often her husband violated a no-contact order, according to Kimball. Cosner said his daughter had left her husband once before and was dating a co-worker at TMC Transportation, a Des Moines trucking firm. The co-worker, Matt Jor-gensen of Des Moines, told The Des Moines Register on Thursday that he had dated Davis since May and that the two had tried to keep the relationship quiet while Davis avoided her estranged husband "as much as possible." "She didn't want any confrontation; she just wanted to keep her distance," Jorgensen said. "Everyone knew how great of a person she was." (m Prudential First Realty CondoTownhome (139,410 3711 NE Tyler Ln Exceptional value! 2BR, 2sty w2car att. Wood floors, open main door, huge M8R, 3 bath areas. Overlooks lawn, pond. Open 1-4 298679 Ron Sampson 577-1050250-5383 $199,900 1638 NW 100th P1 1-4 pm Spacious 2 story wmany updates including granite countertop wceramlc tile backsplash in kitchen. Nice fenced in backyard. 334024 RonBraga 453-5107770-7769 CondoTownhome $158,726 2738 NW 155ft Ct Open 1-4PM. North of Hekman on 1 56th to Boston Pkwy, then east Street is open to site. 286233 Kelly Gebauer . 453-5938250-9899 $364,900 120 SW 5th St Unit 504 Open 10-12! Enjoy the Farmer's Market, then stop by this great loft S see how you can enjoy the BEST of downtown living! 330245 Deb Miller 453-6746865-1206 $242,900 119 4th St Unit 103 2BR,2BA Lofts, wStudy, DecksPatos, Undergrd Pkg, Designer Fin wGranite, SS Appl, 10 Yr Tax Abtmnt MORE Value, 0pnSat9-1PM 310472 AnneT. Jill C. 453-5632453-6604 $189,000 100 Market St Unit 119 1-4pm. Brown-Camp Lofts, only $189,000 ind garage, but no view. Very cow location. All appl ind WD. 2 level, move-in ready. 321203 Betty Kline 240-4270240-4270 MP? 1 ftlfrsri film i n n in Mlitm t LHit, CHRIS RADBURNASSOCIATEO PRESS Stewart Huxley ponders the "time eater" clock unveiled Friday at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, England. That's a huge grasshopper at the top who"consumes"time in a nod to an 18th-century invention, the grasshopper escapement, that regulates a clock's movement. Haiti's food crisis deepens after floods Associated Press Port-au-Prince, Haiti Four tropical storms have wiped out most of Haiti's food crops and damaged irrigation systems and pumping stations, raising the specter of acute hunger for millions in the impoverished country. "The system of agriculture has been destroyed," Agriculture Minister Joanas Gue said. Aid agencies and diplomats also say Haiti desperately needs help to avert mass hunger. Emergency aid has flowed in to people directly affected by Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike, storms that triggered flooding and killed California Legislature agrees to demands on budget! Associated Press Sacramento, Calif. The California Legislature approved a state budget Friday after ceding to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's demands for financial reform and winning his approval for the plan, which will end the state's record three-month stalemate. J $1 79,900 4237 E 48th St Crawford plan by Hubbell Homes. 3BR, 2BA, ranch. 9ft. ceilings on main Ivl. Lrg master BR & full BA, Daylight windows. Tax Abate. 319143 Mary MillsRuss Downing 453-6833453-5376 $125,000 2401 E 40th 3 car garage, new concrete drive, new kitchen with appliances. Finished Lower Level! New windows and deck! Come to see It now! 331825 Larry McCain 453-7321556-0262 $194,900 2442 E Marion St Split level, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, on .42 acre lot, never been occupied, tax abatement, Hubbell Homes, Easter Bay Colony. 4 lots avail 326554 Jennifer Silverthom 453-7566314-7624 $160,000 2307 E Meadow Ln OPEN 1-3. 3BR3BA Home. All applis slay. Sliders to deck wprivacy fence. Granite counters, hrdwd flooring. 2C att gar. Tax Abate. 331295 Tina Knox 453-7265707-7491 $159,900 2622 River Meadows Dr Save Thousands w5 yr abatement. No Closing Costs & 'More'lll Choose a move-in ready home or design your own today!!! 334989 OuMeksay 453-6595991-1272 CondoTownhome $379,900 2826 Dmid Hill Dr Open 2-4. Elegant and Luxurious at Affordable Price! See All the Features and Customize Yours! Hubbell Gives You More! 311801 Barb Logan 453-6821975-2622 $137,000 6001 Creston Ave Unit 48 Open 12-2. Reduced! Newer classic townhome. 2 bedroom, loft, fireplace, appliances, patio, 2 car garage. Immaculate! 333219 Pat Caswell 453-5145770-9203 $180,000 431 61st St Just listed! Open 1-4. Beautiful hdwd firs in Waterbury gem! XL Liv rm, 3BRs up wadorable bk deck to relax & enjoy your plants 335377 AmySchafer . 453-7111321-1715 $115,900 1520 62nd St Super Starter Home in Great NW Loc.. 3BR, Fin LL. 1 Car Gar S Fenced Bkyd. Updated Kit & BA. New Carpet S Paint Open 12-2. 331085 AlanDonahoe 453-6884669-9209 I fffllia"Ll CondoTownhome $154,900 54O0 ClensloneOr Unit 205 Reserve now or miss out! Final phase ready for fall! Over 30 already sold. Big yard, big deck, bonus rm, granite!!! 323130 Jennifer Stanbrough 453-6576371-4814 $137,900 301 S 11th St Unit 1002 2 S 3BR chalet-style townhomes in Grimes. Large deck,2Car, all appliances. Maple & granite, lots of windows! Open 1-3 313853 Judy Lyons 453-6992577-1050 at least 425 people in less than a month, including 194 in the critical rice-growing Artibonite Valley. But the United Nations has raised less than 2 percent of a critical $108 million fundraising appeal, said Stephanie Bunker, a spokeswoman for the world body's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Another $18 million has been pledged but not delivered. And much, much more is needed, with farms damaged or destroyed across the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. "This will take billions of dollars. This is not something small," U.S. Agency The $143 billion budget plan will allow the nation's most populous state to resume payments to schools, medical clinics, day care centers and state vendors that haven't been paid since July 1, the start of the fiscal year. Legislators had to bridge a $15.2 billion budget deficit. 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Tax abatementlOpen 12-5 334266 Randi Lancelotti 453-5511491-5014 $126,100 601 Orchard Hills Dr Unit 7011 Open M-F 1-6; S-S 1-5. Incredible new floor plan w3BR option. Top quality, beautiful upgrades, unbelievable price & so much more! 327495 Michelle Greene 453-6384971-6965 mo $289,900 5474 Pine Valley Dr Open 1-4, New 4 BR wo ranch, finished a, 5 yr tax abate, SEP schls. other planslots avail, follow signs from Univ & Sherrylynn 334106 Linda Westergaard 453-7339988-4288 $274,900 5280 Jordan Blvd Open 1-4, New 3 BR wo ranch by custom bldr on spectacular wooded kit, special financing, 5 year lax abate, SE Polk schools 327982 Linda Weslergaard 453-7339988-4288 CondoTownhome $99,900 6341 Autumn Leal Ln Why Rent 7 when you can own! 2 Bdrm. 2 full bath, 2 car attached garage and all appls included. Open 1-4. 331863 April Seydel 453-6636720-8824 mm $499,900 14703 Madison Unique 2 sty 2 stairways to 2nd level, Ig eat in kitchen. Ig family rm. 2 frplcs, 4BR, 4BA, walkout bsmnl, 3 car garage. Open 1-4. 299272 Mario Sctorrotta 867-7900867-7900 $262,900 4302 1 29th S1 1 -4pm. Hubbell Homes Modelmore! Delour: Douglas to 124th N to Tanglewood, W to 129th St. Numerous upgrades, nlanc A Iflt nntinne 309806 Bartiara flooinsonSheila Thomas453-696553-6705 Clock in England devours minutes, j tells time (usually) Associated Press Cambridge, England Most clocks just tell time, simply and reliably. Not the $1.8 million "time eater" formally unveiled Friday at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. Inventor John Taylor used his own money to build the clock as a tribute to John Harrison, who in 1725 invented the grasshopper escapement, a mechanical device that helps regulate a clock's movement. Making a visual pun on the grasshopper image, Taylor created a demonic version of the insect to top the gold-plated clock. The beast rocks back and forth, ultimately inserting its talons in notches at the top of the clock to move it forward. Halfway through the minute the grasshopper's jaws begin to open, snapping shut at 59 seconds. for International Development Administrator Henrietta Fore said. Schools that were supposed to open in early September are still filled with refugees fighting over scraps of food aid. Malaria and other diseases are beginning to spread. The U.S. government is sending $29 million in food aid and humanitarian assistance, and countries like Colombia have airlifted food and clothing. U.N. agencies have delivered food to more than 240,000 people, aided by soldiers of its 9,000-strong peacekeeping force and military ships like the USS Kearsarge and Canada's Schwarzenegger, a Republican, said he was pleased that leaders of the Democrat-controlled Legislature agreed to stronger controls on the state's rainy day fund and gave him the authority to make spending cuts during the year. But he added that he wanted more reforms to prevent the state $196,000 4021 62nd St 2-4pm-Marvelous writ brk ranch, 1460', beaut 24x20 kit FR wcntr isle. Deluxe crpt. New roof , AC S furn, Appl. Oak firs. Immaculate 316298 Roger eleven 453-5175278-1797 CondoTownhome $259,900 13008 litis Or Open 1 -4pm. The best ot both worlds. Single family ranch villas wAssoc for lawn, irrigation S snow. Great plans & location 316051 Barb or Sam 453-6893453-6624 $155,900 4302 155ft St Upscale association Irving-ofl of 156th & Meredith in Urbandale's hottest neighborhood. Open Fri 12-5, SalSun 1-4 Mon 2:30-6. 291 451 Darla Willett-Rohrssen453-6O49203-61 08 i mPH3 $304,900 1120 SE Waco PI Come see this spacious 4BR home w3 full BA, loft area and so much more. Close to schools, parks, and shopping Open 1-4 332224 Kari Nelson 453-5583205-5445 $214,900 1960 SE Parkview Crossing Dr Exceptional 2 Story Bi-atlached. 4BR, 4BA, Maple S Granite Kit, Hrdwd fir, 2 Frplcs, Rn LL. Quality built components. OPEN 11-6, 320170 Keith Leslie 453-7433689-7653 $189,900 1985 SE Parkview Crossing Dr Water View Quality Bit 2 Sty Bl-attached. 1 640 SF. 3BR3BA, eat-in Kit, Great Rm, FP, 2nd Br Lndry WoutLL,2Cgar.0PEN11-6. 320182 Keith Leslie 453-7433689-7653 $189,900 1975 SE Parkview Crossing Dr Quality built 2 Story Bi-attached, Water view, 3BR3BA 1635 SF, eat-in Kitchen, Grt Rm, FP, Daylight windows WoutLL. OPEN 11-6. 320179 Keith Leslie 453-7433689-7653 $177,700 1650 SE Greentree Or Open 1-4. 3 Br 2 Sty Nova plan. Vaulted ceilings in all bedrms. FrplceS appliances incld. Energy Advantage. Kingsbury Amenity Pkg. 329869 Chris Krzysztof 453-6124453-6124 CondoTownhome $354,900 1 565 SE Oxford Dr 4BR, 3BA assoc home, overszd 2 car, hardiplnk, bmnt fin, wlk-out to trees. Almost 2700 st of fin space. Model open Sat-Sun1-4pm 332729 Matt Andersen 453-5646238-6758 $660,000 439 S Crescent Way Live the lifestyle available only at The Village of Ponderosa. Visit the Sales Center at 440 Fairway Drive 110 OPEN 11-1 303637 Sharon Klaus 453-7493771-6352 $394,900 5357l8tNewtoWDM!Seeout furnished model! Stunning pians, exquisite amenities, walkout & daylite lots avail. We'll customize for you! 318343 Tonya, Jan, Marlam 745-7536201-6548 $380,203 5519 Sandstone Dr Drive less -walk more - simplify your life! A style for every taste. Visit the Sales Center at 440 Fairway Drive 1 10 Open 11-1. 324536 Sharon Klaus 453-7493771-6352 "Time is gone, he's eaten it," said Taylor, who calls the oversize grasshopper "Chronophage," which translates to "time eater." The clock, four feet in diameter, displays time us ing light-emitting diodes. The light races around the outer ring once every second, pausing briefly at the actual second; the next ring inside indicates the minute, and the inner ring shows the hour. i The clock's pendulum sometimes slows down or speeds up. Because of that, the time display may be as much as a minute off, although it swings back to the correct time every five minutes, Taylor said. "There are so many expressions in everyday life about time going fast, time going slow and time standing still. Your life is not regular, it's relative to what's going on," he said. HMCS St. John. Haiti always struggled to feed its people. Now, it's getting to be impossible. On a helicopter tour on Tuesday, Fore saw that floodwaters still covered much of Haiti's rice-growing region. Crops were covered with brown mud or lay crushed in ruined fields stretching far as the eye could see. Gue, the agriculture minister, estimates that 60 percent of this year's food harvest has been wiped out by the storms. The damage could be felt for years mountain topsoil, already loosened by rampant deforestation. washed out to sea. from spending more than it takes in. s He said he could sign the package as early as Monday. Senate President Pro Tern Don Perata said state finances will only get tougher as partisan ideology dominates the Legislature. $332,973 5575 Flagstone Way Lawn Care 4 Snow Removal amenities optional. You choose how to spend your free lime! Bkwdgood designed plans. Open Today 11-1. 325908 Sharon Klaus 453-7493771-6352 $267,900 4708 Stonebrldge Rd Super Location! Eat-In Kitchen wGramte Counter Tops, Pantry & Desk, FR w9' Ceilings, 1st Hr Office S More. Open 2:30-4:30 334864 AlanDonahoe 453-6884669-9209 CondoTownhome $342,746 422SCreswntWay0PEN11-1. Exciting Blcodgood plans: SFam - Assoc Hms -Twnhms Lofts. Choose yours now! Sales Center at 440 Fairway Drive 1 10, 303626 Sharon Klaus 453-7493771-6352 $332,035 577 82nd St Single family home H0A maintained ext. Ranch Rn over 2700sf of fin wwalkout LL. 23 gar. Open daily M-F 1-6pm, Sat S Sum -5pm. 324326 Pat Fox 778-3699453-5334 $323,500 5708 Stagecoach Dr Uve the Lifestyle available only at The village of Pondeixsa. Visit the Sales Center at 440 Fairway Drive, 110. OPEN 11-1. 320847 Sharon Klaus 453-7493771-6352 $314,463 480 Bluestem Cir OPEN 11-1. Stunning design & quality construcbon. Variety of lifestyles avail! Visit Sales Center at 440 Fairway Drive I1 1 0. 327493 Sharon Klaus 453-7493771-6352 $309,900 4710 Mills Civic Pky Unit 1001 Not the Same ioi Same ot Open Light & Airyl High Ceilings! wU Ranch, Ready for your Customization, 3BR, 2.5 BA Open 1-4. 331960 Sally F, Karen R. 453-5530453-5940 $199,900 8284 Cody Or Open 1 -5 Beaut new Sedona by Rotllund Homes. OvM 500 SF of beaut tnsh, 2-3 BR, sunrm out to patio, fab loc! Enioy easy living. ' 333269 LeaSandl 453-5470453-5470 $199,900 9190 Aster DrHubbells newest plan! Only 0 being built! Ranch stand alone Villas West of DM Golf ! 1 ,300 sq ft wBsmnt & 2 Car Att Gar. Opn 1-4 305360 Karen RKentW. 453-5940453-6845 r1,e'?(V,60 toeoKtn Dr Unit 118 Come Out & See how much MORE You can get wHubbell SatTsun K5 ns,0s' Mon.TH,F, 1 1 -3; 313989 BenVZOanR. 453-6708453-6163 $146,450 564 Stone Creek CtRottlund Homes all new Stone Creek Be prepared to be impressed. 1555 sq ft of WOW! 3BR 3BA 2c att gar wall the goodies. Open 1-5 330285 ErinHenon 453-5683778-1331 $139,900 8350 EP True Pky Unit 1205 Open 1-4. Boesen Homes introduces exceptional upgraded 2?72 & 3BRs' 4 maple Wtchen, stone FP, S fitness cntr. 328687 Courtney ConlinA.ora Murphy41 8-2800205-5125 i'IW2. Wal"ut 0r m- Bmdurm' P t S. "IS 3BH' 2Wt LrB com lot with daylite windows, a stubbed for 34BA. Tax aba e & near new orhmi 332562 Colleen Carruthera 453-5147490-4060

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