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Stories from Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Life is a ride (03/06/01)
Who will shape a child's view of school? Teachers, of course. Maybe a principal or a coach comes to mind. But for many children, their first brush with the educational system arrives with that big yellow bus, as steady as clockwork each morning...
Major's rank pinned - on after 14 years (03/06/01)
Major Uhl entered the United States Air Force through ROTC at South Dakota State University, where he graduated in 1989. In 1987, while in ROTC, his father, Ken Uhl, was promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel. He asked his son, Blake, to be present for the ceremony and to pin on his new rank...
Parks Clean-up Days planned (03/06/01)
Individuals, families, clubs and organizations are encouraged to join the effort to improve the Storm Lake parks after a long, snowy winter. All groups are asked to register in advance to help with the planning. Call 732-5711 to register. Breakfast will be served by volunteers from 7:30-8:15 a.m...
Last Lap at BVR for (03/06/01)
By J. HEATHCOTE Pilot-Tribune Staff It's been a bittersweet year for fans of racing. NASCAR tragically lost its legendary number 3, Dale Earnhardt, and now Buena Vista Raceway's number 03 - fresh off his postseason award as Most Popular Racer - will park his familiar blue-and-white machine for good...
PD presents paramedic rare credentials (03/06/01)
Public Safety Director Mark Prosser and Entry Team Commander Captain Todd Erskine presented Speers with his own police identification credentials. Speers, who has been a paramedic for 11 1/2 years with the Buena Vista County Paramedics, has also served for the past nine years as the medic for the Storm Lake Police Department Entry Team...
BVCH diabetes program recognized by ADA (03/06/01)
Candy Nees, director of nursing, said that distinction means Medicare will now cover patients for diabetes services they receive at BVCH, which was not the case in the past. "Medicare only reimburses recognized programs," Nees said. "We're the only rural hospital with this recognition."...
Lower thermostats increase hypothermia risk (03/06/01)
The "Health News" service of Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (DMU) warns, however, that being too conservative could lead to hypothermia. Up to 50,000 older Americans, many more than 80 years old, are hospitalized with hypothermia each winter...
BVCH operates on 'aggressive' budget (03/06/01)
The BVCH Board of Trustees approved the 2001-2002 fiscal budget at its monthly meeting this week. Net operating income is budgeted at $794,000, which is a 4.3 percent profit margin. Total income, including taxes and interest is projected at $1,397,000, a 7.6 percent margin...
Prehistory could delay SL dredging (03/06/01)
Emerging archaeological concern for Iowa's natural lakes has the potential to further delay the long-awaited dredging of Storm Lake, an official of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources told the Pilot-Tribune this week. Also according to the senior planner, the only way the dredging could be expanded from the current plan now would be a specific act of the legislature...
RAGBRAI CO-CHAIRS (03/06/01)
Not pictured is Dick Fortier. They will oversee 18 committee chairs, ranging from bicycle safety to food vendors. Many volunteers are needed. For more information on how to get involved, contact the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce at 732-3780...
Pediatric asthma on the rise in BV (03/06/01)
They miss school, too - accounting for 10 million absences per year. Most children have mild to moderate problems, but for some, asthma causes multiple hospitalizations and emergency room visits. One in six of all pediatric emergency visits in the U.S. is related to asthma...
Playing defense (03/06/01)
It's not about aggression as much as it is about awareness, says Capt. Todd Erskine of the Storm Lake Police Department. The first five Storm Lakers have just graduated from a new community course he taught on basic self-defense techniques. Erskine said a key component of the course is to help people realize things they hadn't before...
Miller resigns from Chamber (03/06/01)
She plans to complete her education toward a Masters of Divinity degree, with a career goal in the ministry field. Miller said she has enjoyed her years serving the Storm Lake community and its businesses. "It has been one of the most enriching and personally enjoyable positions and I hope that my contributions to the organization have been beneficial," she said in making her resignation...
Sac County Sportsman's Club to sponsor annual fish fry (03/06/01)
Ticket prices for adults are $5.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door; children 11 and under are $3.00 in advance and $4.00 at the door and preschoolers are free. Many raffle prizes will be awarded and the first 100 kids will receive a free gift at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Shamrock Boat Sales, MGM Plumbing and Heating and the Sac County Conservation Board...
Civil War flags, family history highlight annual history conference (03/06/01)
"You can read about these flags but there's no substitute for seeing the real item up close, bullet holes and all, especially now that our state is undertaking a major restoration effort," said Society administrator Tom Morain. Amateur and professional historians are invited to the all-day conference, called Iowa History Forum, on April 7 at the Historical Building in Des Moines. Walk-in registrations are welcome but those wishing a catered lunch must register no later than March 16...
Darwin L.B. Otto (03/06/01)
Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery in Woodland, Wash. The Barker Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Otto passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Longview, Wash. Darwin L.B., the son of Adolph and Lorna (Koth) Otto, was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Galva. ...
Cynthia Milton (03/06/01)
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 5, 2001, in Phoenix. A memorial will be held at a later date at the Mills park in Lakeside. Cynthia Marie was born Jan. 30, 1957 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Chuck and Rose (Brander) Mills of Lakeside. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1975. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Phoenix, Ariz. and worked at several jobs before starting her own business, "Tender Loving Plant Care."...
No contest in swan killing (03/06/01)
Evan Grieme, Lance Ploeger and Josh Pyle agreed to be found guilty of the December 2000 baseball-bat beating of one of the swans which had been raised in the Buena Vista County Trumpeter Swan Restoration Project and released to the wild. All three were fined $100 and each must pay $500 in civil damages...
Teen seeks new trial on SL murder conviction (03/06/01)
Zarate, 17, of Storm Lake was found guilty by a Buena Vista County jury last month in the 1999 stabbing death of Jorge Ramos, 47, of Storm Lake. A hearing on the new trial motion is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6. Zarate's sentencing, which was set for March 5, has been continued...
Disturbance at local eatery leads to charges (03/06/01)
Police determined a verbal dispute between Nicole Hazen, 19, of Storm Lake and Kristi Rawlin, 23, of Storm Lake, had escalated into a pushing match involving a glass of pop being thrown. Hazen and Rawlin were located, arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, a simple misdemeanor...
SL man arrested on drug charges (03/06/01)
The arrest followed a report of possible marijuana being at a residence located at 120 Highway Street, Apartment 7. When police arrived at the apartment they observed marijuana and drug paraphernalia, which was seized as evidence. Vazquez was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $2,275.00 cash bond...
English as 'official' foolishness (03/06/01)
Frankly, I'm tired of hearing the lame arguments on behalf of a bill that isn't needed. English isn't particularly threatened, nor has anyone asked the state to do its business in a plethora of languages. Answer me this. What will be different tomorrow if this law is passed? What will it accomplish? What will it change? It's an empty mandate that state officials say will force newcomers to learn English, but offers no real tools to make that happen...
LETTERS TO THE PILOT (03/06/01)
On his way out, he gets one last perk - chairing the District 3A commission meeting March 7 that will screen applicants to pick two nominees. Straub then forwards the two names to Governor Vilsack who is authorized to appoint one of the two as his replacement. Judge Straub enjoys a heavy hand in the process of choosing his replacement...