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Thursday, November 22, 1990
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iThc News-Leader ACROSS THE OZARKS Thursday, November 22, 1990 3B CARTER COUNTY Sfudy seeks roads, trails suggestions VAN BUREN Public comments on how the Ozark National Scenic Riverways should handle roads and trails will be taken through Jan. 7, 1991. Comments will be considered before completion of the Riverways Draft Roads and Trails Study and Environmental Assessment. The study covers the 379 miles of roads, horse trails and hiking trails in the riverways area that encompass '(he upper sections of the Jacks Fork and Current rivers. Copies of the full draft study are available at libraries ' throughout the state, including the Springfield-Greene .County Main Library. "' Workshops on the study will be held in St. Louis, alem, Eminence and Van Buren Dec. 3-6. ':' Comments can be sent to Riverways Superintendent ' Arthur Sullivan at P.O. Box 490, Van Buren, 63965. jGREENE COUNTY Carlson, Cantrell file for re-election Mayor Tom Carlson and City Councilwoman Mary " Owen Cantrell have become the latest candidates to file for re-election to the Springfield City Council. Carlson and Cantrell, the senior members of the council with eight years of service each, filed their petitions for office Tuesday, according to the City Clerk's office. Carlson filed for his third term as mayor and Cantrell will seek her third term as an at-large council member. They join incumbent council members N.L. "Mac" McCartney and Norma Champion, who also have filed for re-election. The only incumbent who has not filed to retain his seat is Jim O'Neal, but he has indicated he does plan to run for a second term. No one has filed yet to oppose any of the candidates. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. on Dec. 4. LAWRENCE COUNTY Free blood screenings scheduled AURORA The Home Health Care Department of Aurora Community Hospital's monthly blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29 in the front lobby of the hospital. The screening is free and open to the public. Refreshments and information will be available. For more information, call 678-2122, ext. 385. MILLER COUNTY EPA orders removal of toxic drums LAKE OF THE OZARKS The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the removal of about 25 drums of toxic chemicals that have contaminated the shore of Lake of the Ozarks. EPA officials said that chemicals have leaked into the soil near Jackson Branch Cove in Miller County. But Dave Crawford, a Superfund official in the EPA's regional office in Kansas City, Kan., said the chemicals have not polluted the lake. "Given the small quantity of the wastes, it doesn't appear that this site would cause any area-wide contamination," Crawford said. EPA found heavy metals, including lead and cadmium, and other hazardous substances such as xylene in the drums. The EPA issued an administrative order this month requiring the property owner, identified by Crawford as Hawaiian Island Land Company, to clean up the site. The company was ordered to pay to Tiave the drums removed, Crawford said. EPA officials said the concentrations of chemicals in the soil isnot yet clear, but it is still a cause for concern. Crawford said some of the chemicals might be flam mable or explosive. He said no signs have been posted to keep nearby residents from wandering onto the site. He said that 60 homes are located nearby. "If people should happen to enter the site and get near the drums, they could be exposed," Crawford said. ."That's why we want the site cleaned up." The removal might begin next week and require two to three days to complete, Crawford said. TANEY COUNTY Branson area tests new traffic light Travelers in the Branson area are encountering a new traffic light at the intersection of Missouri 76 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. The signal, installed by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department, was set to blink for several days to give motorists a chance to get used to the new traffic control, district traffic engineer Ken Pemberton said. Traffic volume at the intersection made the signal necessary, Pemberton said. Across the Ozarks is compiled from staff and wire reports. To report regional news, call The News-Leader regional editor at 836-1283. Berry says he's ready to reck after charges dropped f t I 4) iaiiiiii .Hi . TOi,v. .. r-wl'V.yn ' ; J't Hi' .m '.11 if lli Tl-tof .71 ,' t u M ....'... if W ',V. t "1 . The Associated Press ' Rock iV roll pioneer Chuck Berry, left, and his attorney, Wayne T. against Berry were dropped Tuesday. Berry agreed to serve two years " Schoenberg, discuss a plea agreement in which child abuse charges of unsupervised probation on a marijuana charge as part of the plan. Death of truck driver subject of show The Associated Press ST. CHARLES Rock 'n' roll artist Chuck Berry said Wednesday he was anxious to resume performing and recording, now that charges of child abuse against him have been dropped. "I feel fantastic, because I hope and believe that the clearance will be as prominently exposed as the allegation," Berry said at a news conference at his lawyer's office. "And therefore I can go on with my life." Berry, 63, also agreed to serve two years of unsupervised probation on a marijuana charge as part of a plea agreement reached Tuesday. As part of negotiations, Berry maintained that the marijuana found during a raid of his home in June was not his but that he would accept probation "parole" he called it on a misdemeanor charge. "You want your hands wrung of everything, but I can do 10 years parole," Berry said. Berry said the child abuse charge damaged his career. Since his 150-acre rural estate was raided in June he said promoters have shied away and he has done only three concerts. Last year in the same six-month period he said he did 30 concerts. "I'm saying it's been a decisive drop," Berry said. "They're skeptical. Other artists, like the (Rolling) Stones and Jerry Lee Lewis, whenever there's trouble they tend to waver away because they want the revenue, they want the box office." Berry said he has one concert booked in March and another in the talking stages. He wouldn't say where the concert would be held because he didn't want to "contaminate" it, saying merely that it was "in the world." He also said he resumed recording Tuesday on an album that he has been working on for four years. In the agreement reached Tuesday, Berry dropped his civil-rights violation suit against St. Charles County Prosecutor William Hannah that had stemmed from the raid. In a statement, Hannah said "Mr. Berry's level of accountability for the criminal activities that we can prove, is properly reflected in this plea agreement." The status of an unspecified number of civil suits related to the case was unclear. Berry and his attorney, Wayne Schoeneberg, said other legal action would be forthcoming but refused to comment further. Berry, however, maintained that somebody was out to get him. "Oh yes, of course," he said. "Or else this wouldn't have all come up. I'm not a bad boy. "The curtain is just rising on these other allegations." Berry was charged July 19 after local drug agents searched his estate near Wentzville, about 40 miles west of St. Louis, at Hannah's direction. J The Associated Press s CHANDLER, Okla. Oklahoma ' authorities have asked a national television audience for help in solv--" ing the slaying of a truck driver who ;was shot on the Turner Turnpike ' ' two years ago. ' The death of Dwayne McCorken-- ' dale of Joplin was featured Wednes- ' day on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries." McCorkendale was killed Nov. 12, 1988, while making a trucking run between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. "We desperately need publicity on this case," said Paul Renfrew, spokesman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.. "Everyone in law enforcement is really turning to these programs. They are really helpful in solving cases." Renfrow said McCorkendale was killed by a single shotgun blast in the back at 6 p.m., about one hour after he entered the turnpike in Tulsa, where he had refueled. Renfrow said McCorkendale was "a very family oriented, very religious man." The trucker always carried his Bible in his cab. "He was very frugal," Renfrow said. "He carried only a little money on him. They may have gotten $20. What makes this so brutal is they killed him first to see what kind of money he had on him." Renfrow said the killers may have been people in a brown Ford Pinto with an Oklahoma tag. "They had a CB radio. They had been seen cutting truck drivers off and saying, 'Leave us alone or we'll do to you what we did to that trucker,'" Renfrow said. A crew with the NBC series was in Oklahoma last summer to film a re-enactment of the slaying. i - .-.: . ... ... .. ..... n " " ! 1 I f F r fs PtfiWk I I I I U U 1 1 I Mm A .. . 9 ; Stm .ft .... J'Ki.. - : ' Is This Your Idea of Retirement? rile ty mcnts, tion. Retirement should be more than shoveling snow on a cold winter day. he Montclair Kcntal Kctirement i.ommuni-)ffcrs 3 delicious daily meals, spacious apart- s, housekeeping, paid utilities, transporta-siTuritv. activities and maintenance all in one affordable monthly rent. The Montclair is full of people enjoying entertainment and events with family and menus, so come in ana leave the worries of. winter behind. Come and see our idea of retirement. Join Us On: Thursday, November 29 "SounJ of Music" trip in Little Theatre Friday, December 7 Christmas Concert 1 p.m. Clara Puson, Violin, Maxine W ester, Bells Sunday, December 9, Praise Hour, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December n "Christmas Dreams" i:jo p.m. Sherwood School Super Sound Choir Tuesday, December 18 1st & Calvary Presbyterian Church Jubilate Bell Choir Concert 10:4; a.m. Thursday, December 20 The Moiitclair's "Traditions of Christmas" 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 21 George & Mary Schahuber Christmas Music 1 p.m. Event Times Subject to Change, Call For Reservations nMonlcah S HI M M HI IIKI Ml M IDMMI VIM 1000 li. Montclair (1 block west of medical mile) 886-2100 for Christmas A special store filled with great ideas for everyone on your gift list! 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