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Stories from Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Top tips for homework blues (12/27/00)
"The biggest thing for a parent to do is to provide a good atmosphere for studying," Storm Lake High School counselor Diana Koch said. "Parents need to give their students space and time to do their homework." The best place to do homework is in an organized study spot. It can be as large as a room or as small as a desk, or one end of the kitchen table, as long as it meets the student's needs...
PLANT PROGRESS (12/27/00)
Although work has been slow with the recent cold weather, director Randy Hustedt said within the next month the fermenter tanks will be placed with the projected start date on target for Feb. 1, 2002. This week, workers from North Central worked on pouring walls and pads in the foundation of the $20 million facility. ...
SL school board looks for consistant approach to student homework (12/27/00)
"Though they have no real concerns, they wanted to bring the issue to the forefront and inform others on what they believe reasons for making assignments are," Superintendent Bill Kruse said. Homework should be an extension and enrichment of the regular classroom instructional program, the board feels. ...
What was that boom? (12/27/00)
"We felt it here at the police station. It almost shook the building and we thought maybe it was a transformer blowing out right here," said Police Captain Bob Swanson later in the day. A number of calls on the boom came into the county communications center, showing that the boom could be felt all over the community...
Iowans look back on nine memorable Clinton visits (12/27/00)
"No one ought to be president who doesn't know anything about hogs," he quipped, quoting Harry Truman, as he arrived in Des Moines in 1995 for a conference on rural issues. Six of his visits included overnight stays. "He's enjoyed going to Iowa, and he's gone to Iowa more frequently than his average travel to other states," White House spokesman Jason Schechter said...
Hospital sees economic milestone, explores need for new service dermatology (12/27/00)
Board members noted the fact that dermatology services are available in Spencer, but pointed out that those facilities do not accept insurance. "Definitely (dermatology) is a service that is needed here," board member Mike Sharer said. The board of trustees agreed to pursue the possibility of offering dermatology services at BVCH...
SL council dives into an aquatic center plan (12/27/00)
City Administrator John Call said the aquatic center will be a "hot button" issue over the next two years, along with improving employee retention and studying downtown revitalization, all three of which are emerging strategic goals. "Emerging strategic goals are new things," Call said. "They're hot buttons and the most urgent."...
SNOW SONGS (12/27/00)
The show was apologetically-titled "Let It Snow." At top, first graders Andy Drey, Alex Hermstad, A.J. Lange, Jacob Kottke, Halei Hustedt, Matthew Pepek, Taylow Lullman, Alanna Piercy, Kristen Lenhart and Chelsey Morse. Below, Ileck Thammathai is flanked by twins Alex and Casey Larson for a spirited kindergarten performance featuring a chorus of jingling bells...
Freeman, Eddie ready for a session centered on child safety (12/27/00)
A recent report by the Iowa Citizens' Aid/Ombudsman listed 23 recommendations to improve how the Iowa Department of Human Services handles child abuse cases. That report says DHS failed Shelby. There is also now another report from the Colorado-based nonprofit American Humane Association, calling for more social workers with fewer caseloads to prevent such tragedies in Iowa...
BVU student from Storm Lake to study, tour in New York City (12/27/00)
BVU's January Interim session takes place between the fall and spring semesters and is designed to provide a unique learning experience by allowing students to spend nearly four weeks studying a single topic of interest. The students will spend eight days in New York City, the "Big Apple," experiencing nearly every aspect of its rich and varied culture. ...
BVU students to gain experience during Interim (12/27/00)
Students include Scott Nolte, son of Donald and Jan Nolte and a senior, majoring in mass communications; Vibhutiben Desai, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jayantilal Desai, a junior majoring in management-entrepreneurship; Staci Keenan, daughter of Bruce and Sylvia Keenan, a senior majoring in computer science-mathematics and Jennifer Jones, daughter of Carolyn Oehler, a senior majoring in social work...
Alta Spanish students view Dali sculptures (12/27/00)
Students studied the techniques of Picasso, Dali, Botero, Rivera and others. The students researched Salvador Dali on the Internet and visited several of his paintings on line and read about his life. As a culminating activity, the students visited the Sioux City Art Center to view 20 bronze sculptures of Dali. The sculptures were on loan to the art center from the Isidro Clot Collection in Barcelona, Spain. This is the first time that this exhibition has been displayed in the United States...
BV County gets grant to move its last ward of state (12/27/00)
Also, the county board of supervisors recently discussed salary changes in the sheriff's office. Sheriff Chuck Eddy said a change in shift scheduling will take place on Jan. 1. With that change Eddy requested that Deputies Doug Simons and Don McClure have an increase in salary from 80 percent of the sheriff's salary to 85 percent, based on an hourly rate. He asked the change be implemented July 1, 2001...
State sports news centers on Cyclones in year 2000 (12/27/00)
Clearly, Iowa's sports news in the year 2000 centered on Iowa State. Iowa State figured in the top four stories of the year and six of the top 10 as determined in a vote by sports writers and broadcasters conducted by The Associated Press. The top story: The spectacular season for the Iowa State men's basketball team, which was picked for the Big 12's second division but won the regular-season and conference tournament championships, reached the final eight in the NCAA tournament and finished 32-5.. ...
Raines not quitting yet, signs with Montreal (12/27/00)
Raines would get a $350,000, one-year contract if he makes the team and the chance to earn $550,000 more in performance bonuses. He retired last March 23 after hitting .293 in 24 at-bats for the New York Yankees during spring training. Raines made his debut with Montreal in 1979 and was an NL All-Star from 1981-87. He has a .295 career batting average with 2,561 hits and 964 RBIs in 21 major league seasons...
UNI barely escapes American University (12/27/00)
Wilde, a 6-foot-5 senior forward who played a total of eight minutes and only three in the second half, gave the Panthers a 70-68 lead with two free throws with 1:05 to play. The Division II Pirates, who play host to the eight-team tournament, tied it with 45 seconds left on two free throws by Javier Gonzalez...
Alford can't believe talk about Evans (12/27/00)
Although he has the potential to play in the NBA, the 6-foot-8, 245-pound transfer from Coffeyville Community College in Kansas has too much to learn, Alford said. "I want him to be a guy who can make seven out of 10 free throws. I want him to be a guy that can knock down a 15-foot shot, and I want him to be a guy that understands guarding a 6-8 NBA guy is a little bit different from guarding a 6-4 kid from Centenary," the second-year Iowa coach said...
Fourteenth annual winter golf tourney nearing (12/27/00)
The tournament will played on frozen Spring Lake in Cherokee. The tournament format will include a challenging nine hole, par 34 course with the tees on land and the 'greens' on frozen Spring Lake. Only 6-9 irons and putters are allowed for clubs and colored balls are required...
Iowa Central to host North Central Bandmasters festival (12/27/00)
More than 200 high school honor band students will participate in the day-long event, culminating in a 7 p.m. concert in the Iowa Central auditorium. High school freshmen and sophomores will form one band, juniors and seniors the other. Admission for the evening concert is $3 for adults and $2 for students...
Mae Huseman (12/27/00)
Mae, the daughter of Rudolf C. and Bertha (Roby) Kraemer, was born Dec. 12, 1903 on the family farm at Alta. She was baptized into the Christian faith on May 11, 1913. She received her education at Rosedale Country School and Fairview Consolidated school for two years. She was employed for approximately four years by the Linn Grove Telephone Company. She was confirmed by Pastor O. Bahr of St. John's Lutheran Church at Hanover near Alta on April 9, 1940...
Charles Hogue (12/27/00)
Mr. Hogue passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. Charles F., the son of William and Clara (Vance) Hogue, was born Sept. 16, 1908, in Kellerton. He graduated from Kellerton High School in 1927, and following graduation, he worked at various jobs. He moved to Schaller in 1932...
Cynthia Brown (12/27/00)
Mrs. Brown passed away on Monday, Dec. 18 in Storm Lake. Cynthia, the daughter of Edgar (Lee) and Bettie (Skewis) Ballou, was born on Jan. 23, 1942, in Storm Lake. She was baptized in 1942 at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. She grew up in Storm Lake and attended South school and later graduated from Storm Lake High School with the class of 1960...
Storm Lake minor arrested for possession of marijuana at local bar (12/27/00)
The subject, identified as Isidro Ramirez, 19, Storm Lake, was arrested by police and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a serious misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Minor in Possession of Alcohol, both simple misdemeanors...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Harkin: time to overhaul the voting system (12/27/00)
Butterfly ballots, punch card machines and other outdated systems have disenfranchised too many Americans in this and other elections. That's why I have joined my colleague and good friend, Senator Arlen Spector, a Republican from Pennsylvania, to introduce a bipartisan bill to modernize voting procedures in Federal, State and local elections. Our bill establishes a bipartisan commission to study voting procedures across American and make recommendations about how we can improve them...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Can one person make a difference? (12/27/00)
January has been declared National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. The Siouxland Community Blood Bank invites you to make a difference in your community by donating at your community blood drive. Blood donations by healthy adults is an American tradition. By taking just a little bit of time, Americans like you can save lives - pint by pint. Donating blood is fast, simple and safe, and most importantly, it saves lives in your...