Messenger-Inquirer from Owensboro, Kentucky on January 2, 1993 · 9
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Messenger-Inquirer from Owensboro, Kentucky · 9

Owensboro, Kentucky
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Saturday, January 2, 1993
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Records2B E3 Ann Landers2B Religion4-5 SATURDAY (BcpSDffil JANUARY 2, 1993 LOCAL NEWSSTATE NEWSDAILY RECORDS . ,- i L .. . i V 1 n " " M Members of the band Down Side perform at Rob's MOB Friday afternoon. They are from left, Kevin McKinney, bass; Scott Wardrip, vocals; Jim Baumgarten, Messenger-Inquirer and Brian Willis, guitar. Drum player Travis James is hidden behind the other band members. For some bands, contest was a howl Some musicians take definition of 'alternative' to extremes at competition By Steve Vied Messenger-Inquirer In the smoke-filled, darkish, ear-splitting environment of Ron's MOB Club Friday, alternative music ruled. But as organizizers James and Rob Gillaspie soon learned, there are good bands and, well, bands that have a ways to go. Take the third band on the program during the club's day-long Battle of the Bands II. Described as a jazz-fusion group, a local foursome called Down Side didn't quite live up to James Gillas-pie's standards. "Some of these bands do have talent. Man, am I embarassed," Gillaspie said after Down Side exited the stage. But like Gillaspie said, all bands were welcome to enter. Some who heard Down Side described their music as pure punk. Here's an example, a song called "Monkey Boy": 15 seconds of howling, thumping guitar rhythyms and drums followed by five seconds of guttural screaming. Some songs lasted only 10 seconds and all ended with the same harsh combination of a screams and growls. A little later the band members asked the audience for words to make into songs. The first two words weren't very nice, but the band made do with them anyway. It didn't matter much; it was hard to understand the words. "That's not alternative at all," said Jerry Johnson of the "classic rock" band Dying Twice. "You can understand what we say." "They were screwy, funny, like a novelty thing," said Drew Brown as he fed money into an arcade game. "I've seen that before but I don't like it very much. I like longer songs and better musicians." Brown said he preferred a style described as punk-thrash-fusion. But as harsh as some of the criticism of Down Side was, a few youngsters near the front seemed to enjoy the show, thrashing on the floor and bashing into each other. Most, though, watched in what appeared to be astonishment. Down Side was just one band competing for a trophy and $300 top prize. Patrons could vote for any of the 60 bands that have performed at the youth club this year. Gillaspie said what he thought were the better bands, such as Stomp-water and Selma March, were scheduled for Friday evening. Dying Twice was unable to perform because its lead guitarist, Denver Calhoun, was ill. "Tonight should be a pretty good crowd," Gil-, laspie said. "Stompwater will have the biggest crowd and will have a chance to win." Local alternative music fans will have to go to a different location to enjoy their favorite band from know on. Gillaspie said the club is moving out of its Salem Drive location and will relocate to a warehouse at 2300 West Second St., near McDuffy's Lounge. Winners of the Battle of the Bands II will appear in Friday's Good Times section of the Messenger-Inquirer. Man wanted since '88 may be brought here next week REGIONAL ROUNDUP From staff reports First baby of '93 arrives ; Daviess County's first baby of 1993 was in no hurry arriving. Teresa Cauley of Owensboro gave birth to a son at 9:26 p.m. at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. Dalton Ray Cauley weighed six pounds and eight ounces. Hospital personnel said mother and child were both doing fine. Woman reports purse snatching on Royal Drive Owensboro police are looking for a black man who reportedly stole a purse from a 73-year-old woman Friday night Loyce Thomas of the 2000 block of York Drive told police the man put his arm around her neck, grabbed her purse containing $145 and ran away at 8:17 p.m. The robbery occurred in the 2000 block of Royal Drive. Thomas was not injured. Ambulance burns while parked at hospital A 1987 Ford ambulance caught fire and suffered heavy damage while parked at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital early Friday morning. The Owensboro Fire Department was called to the hospital at 4:56 a.m. and quickly put the fire out . A fire department spokesman said the fire was apparently caused when heat from a rusted exhaust pipe ignited bedding material in a storage compartment The ambulance had been left running. An ambulance service dispatcher said the vehicle ' . , probably was totaled. "We had a memorial service for it today," she said. . Also Friday, the Owensboro Fire Department extinquished a minor fire in a block building behind Roby's Vending at 915 Sweeney St. at 9:30 p.m. Owensboro man faces charges in knife incident An Owensboro man was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal trespassing Friday following an incident involving a knife. Owensboro police reported that 54-year-old James Herbert Taylor of625J.R. Miller Blvd., Apt B, threw a woman to the floor of an apartment near his own and held a knife to her throat at about 2 p.m. Man faces charges of forcing couple into sex with him An Owensboro man was lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center Friday on two counts of first-degree sodomy following his arrest by the Owensboro Police Department Friday. Police reported that Russell H. Helm, 29, of 1726 Lee Court, was arrested at 4 p.m. Helm allegedly forced a man and a woman to perform oral sex on him under the threat of force. The incident occurred at Helm's residence at 3:30 p.m. Helm remained in the Detention Center Friday night. His bond was set at $10,000 full cash. Lottery numbers Friday's lottery numbers are: Ky. Cash Five: 5-15-16-23 26 Kentucky Pick 3: 1-6-0 Indiana Daily 3: 5-0-1 Indiana Daily 4: 6-3-9-9 III. Little Lotto: 07-20-24-25-33 This Thursday lottery number was delayed by holiday printing deadlines: Kentucky Pick 3: 8-8-7 By Dan Heckel Messenger-Inquirer A mysterious man local police have been looking for since 1988 for defrauding his creditors may be extradited to Owensboro from Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday. John M. Heck was indicted in August 1988 on one count of theft of services when he paid for more than $1,100 worth of advertising services from Sturgeon & Associates with a bad check. Police believe that charge was only the tip of an iceberg, By Noelle Phillips Messenger-Inquirer The openings of two Muhlenberg County motels are on the horizon and investors hope tourism and traffic through the community will rise with the new buildings. The Hatfield Inn, located on U.S. 431 in Central City, is owned by Gary Hatfield. The 39-room hotel should open around Feb. 1, said Jack Hodges, director of operations for Hatfield Enterprises. The hotel will cost a little more than $1 million. A portrait of Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield will hang in the lobby, Hodges said. The motel's owner is a distant relative to Anderson Hatfield, patriarch of the Hatfield clan in the famous Hatfield and McCoy family feud. The second hotel, The Convention Center Inn, is owned by 18 Muhlen- See HotelsPage 8B and that Heck ripped off many companies that supplied convenience stores he opened on Kentucky 56 in Sorgho, Kentucky 144 near Reid Road and New Hartford Road near Lincoln Mall. Heck disappeared July 25, 1988, after asking a teenager to drive him to Standiford Field in Louisville. Because Heck was probably an assumed name and he used phony Social Security numbers, police found it nearly impossible to trace him. In August 1991 local police were no tified that Heck was arrested by federal agents in Dallas and transported to Baltimore, said Keith Cain, detective with the Daviess County Sheriffs Department. The following month he was sent to Florida to face charges there, Cain said. Cain was notified Wednesday that Heck, who is in jail under the name John James Irwin, will complete his sentence Tuesday and that Daviess County will be given first opportunity to extradite him. There are several other jurisdictions in other states that also have warrants for Heck under one of his many aliases, Cain said. If Heck does not fight extradition, he could be back in Daviess County before the week's out. Police tried to track Heck down through an Arabian horse he had boarded here, but because the horse was not a pure breed, it was not listed with any show horse organization. MESSENGER-INQUIRER 1 B Ticket to ride Philpot man fleeing police asks constable for ride. By Steve Vied Messenger-Inquirer Owensboro police officer Glen Skeens finally got his man Friday morning, but not without a lot of help and an unlucky suspect who asked a county constable in an unmarked car for a ride. It all started when Skeens tried to pull over a truck on East 19th Street just before 2 a.m. An hour and a half later a Philpot man was in jail on four charges. Jeffrey Allen Dennison, 18, of Kentucky 142, Philpot, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $300, attempting to elude police, driving under the influence and driving on a DUI suspended license. According to the Owensboro Police Department report, Skeens saw Dennison driving fast on east 19th Street at 1:55 a.m. When Skeens attempted to pull him over, Dennison turned onto Leitchfield Road and then onto Kentucky 54. Skeens and OPD officers James Saddler and Kevin Smith chased Dennison onto Millers Mill Road. Dennison jumped out of the truck, which had been reported stolen, before it stopped moving in the 5800 block of Millers Mill Road and fled on foot across a muddy field. Skeens See ChasePage 8B Fight at party puts Ohio man in hospital By Steve Vied Messenger-Inquirer A fight at an Ohio County party that left a man with serious injuries marred an otherwise quiet New Year's Eve, area law enforcement officials reported. A check with dispatchers and po-lice officials Friday revealed that' area citizens brought in the new year in subdued fashion. Driving under the influence didn't appear to be a serious problem, and no serious injury accidents were reported. Owensboro Police Departmart officer Mike Postlewaite was working the complaint desk Thursday night and Friday morning. He said it was no worse than most weekend nights. "There weren't a lot of DUIs," Postlewaite said. "It was pretty quiet We had some minor arrests. It was a pretty normal night." Postlewaite guessed that the cold weather might have had something to do with the lack of activity. "People were just more careful," he said. "It didn't seem like the traffic was very heavy." Owensboro police charged two people with driving under the influence, including one man who led several See FightPage 8B t Projects mean more room at the inn for travelers in Muhlenberg I I I t f lu 11 -1-3 , . ... Bob Bruck, Messenger-Inquirer Bob BrucK, Messenger-Inquirer The Convention Center Inn is located across from the Muhlenberg County Work continues on the 39-room Hatfield Inn in Central City, scheduled to Agriculture and Convention Center on Kentucky 189. open in early February.

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