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Stories from Wednesday, February 13, 2002

SLHS names honor students (02/13/02)
Freshmen: *Kyla Anderson, Katia Barragan, Joshua Boese, Erik Borke, Alina Boulommavong, Ryan Brandt, Marlin Bravo, Raquel Burnside, Angela Demers, Abigail Diehl, *Alison Douglas, Geoffrey Eddie, Amanda Fikkert, Melanie Fisher, Lesly Franco, Linda Friesen, Allison Goecke, Heather Henrich, Kua Her, Lindsay Hoeppner, Mathew Hoskins, Dustin Huffman, Gwendolyn Inglis-Steinfeld, Samuel Jennet, Staci Kuhnes, Krystal Lovan, Robin Madtson, Suphinthong Manatham, Andrea Mangold, Nitosha Manteufel, Brett Miller, Christa Moritz, Khomsanh Mounethep, Anthony Moya, Jessica Overturf, Andrew Patton, Anna Paulsen, *Olivia Piercy, Alyssa Porsch, Catherine Richey, Jennifer Rodger, *Amy Sennert, Stephanie Shadlow, Dustin Smith, Som Sriboonreuang, Kristina Stief, Mindy Taylor, Ben Thompson, Ben Wells. ...
State Climatologist is a confessed 'weather nut' (02/13/02)
While Iowa residents were locked in a typical, weather-related tizzy during this long-awaited first snowstorm of the year, Harry Hillaker is not in a dither. He has spent much of his life gazing at clouds with the wonder of a snowball-throwing child, the rest at measuring gauges and charts with the button-down exactitude of a scientist...
Ganske: Iowa race is the 'most important in the United States' (02/13/02)
"We have the best chance of beating Tom Harkin this time," Ganske told a crowd of over 50 gathered for his campaign stop in Storm Lake at the Lakeshore Cafe Saturday morning. Currently Iowa's representative of the 4th Congressional District, Ganske talked in depth about the differences between his philosophy and Harkin's...
SL's dream ship sails for Superior (02/13/02)
Dave Strzok loves to build and repair large wooden schooners. The owner of Apostle Islands Cruise Service based in northern Wisconsin, Strzok has seven spacious ships to ferry guests to and from the 22 pieces of land which comprise the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior...
Eddie: change of heart on English law (02/13/02)
Two years ago, Iowa Statehouse veteran Russ Eddie cast the deciding vote to defeat a bill to declare English as the Official Language in Iowa. Now, in his final tour of duty in the Iowa House, the Storm Laker has changed his mind - and his vote. Eddie told the Pilot-Tribune Monday that the thundering public opinion that he's heard this year has convinced him of the need for the Iowa English Language Reaffirmation Act...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (02/13/02)
Personal computer class to start Feb. 27 at ICCC Learn the basics of operating a personal computer at an upcoming ICCC short course slated to start Wednesday morning, Feb. 27. The class will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for three consecutive Wednesdays. A second section will be held from 6:30 - 9 p.m. for six consecutive Thursday evenings starting Feb. 28...
What are your kids listening to? (02/13/02)
The Bangles had me "Walking Like an Egyptian," Cory Hart told me to "Wear My Sunglasses at Night," and Men Without Hats ruled the LFMS dances by recommending we do the "Safety Dance." I was a middle school kid looking for "My Sharona" or Jessie's Girl." In fact, I remember calling 867-5309 looking for Jenny! If I was in the mood to rock, then Van Halen would suggest that I "Jump" or take a trip to "Panama." And on the nights where I was alone, Billy Idol said it was okay to be "Dancing with Myself." Times have changes. ...
Make media use a healthy part of children's lives (02/13/02)
Parents and other caregivers can make media use a healthy part of children's lives. "When it comes to media and young children, grown-ups are the gatekeepers," said Faith Rogow, president, Alliance for a Media Literate America. She suggests the following:...
Stage set for BV Medical Center $4.8m expansion (02/13/02)
Jim Ruble, lead architect on the project, said a number of contractors have already contacted him expressing interest. That can be good news for BVRMC, he said. "It looks like it's competitive out there and contractors are still interested in this job," he said. "Obviously when there's competition you get better bids."...
Iowa's NCAA tournament hopes are fading fast (02/13/02)
March for the Hawkeyes this season might be spelled N-I-T and some of the team's seniors might be spending more time on the b-e-n-c-h. "I'm saying there'll be some drastic changes," Alford said. "This isn't working." An 86-78 loss to Minnesota at home on Saturday left Iowa 15-10 and 4-7 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes need to go 4-1 the rest of the way just to finish .500 in the league and with three games on the road, that doesn't seem likely...
SL's Overturf named to all-Lakes second team (02/13/02)
Overturf leads the Tornadoes in scoring with 8.1 points a game and also averages 4.4 rebounds a contest. She shoots 36 percent from the field. The first team consisted of Western Christian's Tara DeBoer and Rachel Van Beek, Estherville's Abby Olson and Maggie Peterson, Spencer's Katie Grave and Heather Brown, LeMars' Dana Lehner and Laura Reuter, and Sheldon's Meredith Vos...
Nine area wrestlers advance to district round (02/13/02)
LAURENS - Nine area wrestlers qualified for the district wrestling tournament after finishing in the top two in a Class 1A sectional tournament on Saturday at Laurens. The district tournament is this Saturday at noon in Pocahontas. Schaller-Crestland advanced three wrestlers to the next round, while Alta qualified two and Sioux Central and LM-ACT one each...
Free-throw disparity hurts BVU women again, 77-75 (02/13/02)
Dubuque shot 44 percent in the first half to build a 37-31 lead at the break. The Spartans shot 44 percent in the second half to maintain their lead. The Beavers cut it to 75-72 on a layup by Kelli Taylor with 15 seconds remaining, but Irene Smieleski made two free throws with 12 seconds left...
BVU clinches another IIAC title (02/13/02)
STORM LAKE - Adam Jones was unconscious. The Buena Vista senior guard set a new school record with 10 3-point field goals made and finished with 36 points as Buena Vista clinched the Iowa Conference title with a 112-51 thrashing of the University of Dubuque on Saturday night at Siebens Center...
WINTER OLYMPICS 2002 - Clark brings snowboarding to forefront, wins first U.S. gold (02/13/02)
Soaring and spinning higher and faster than her halfpipe foes, Clark on Sunday became the first American to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, instantly giving snowboarding more credibility than the X-Games could ever provide. "Snowboarders have their reputations," Clark said. "But my doing this, especially in the U.S., says a lot. Maybe it will shine a light on snowboarding, and people will look at it in a different way."...
AREA ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (02/13/02)
BVU student to host art exhibition "The Voice of My Emotions" Senior Exhibition by Amanda Kelly will be February 13 - 22, at the Art Gallery, Harold Walter Siebens Forum, Buena Vista University. A Reception will be Sunday, February 17, 2-4 p.m. Amanda Kelly is a senior arts management major at BVU, daughter of Ken and Deanna Russell of Storm Lake, and a 1998 graduate of Storm Lake High School. ...
Trace path to freedom at underground railroad sites (02/13/02)
The state also became an active part of the Underground Railroad, a network of secret hiding places that sheltered runaway slaves, most traveling a route from Kansas to the Mississippi River, Chicago and eventually Canada. Sympathetic Iowans opened their hearts and homes to these freedom-road travelers, signaling refuge with coded messages in the language of the Underground Railroad...
Marlys Litwiller (02/13/02)
Funeral Services were held February 5, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Manson, with Reverend H.W. Schiller officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Manson. Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home, Manson, was in charge of arrangements. Marlys Florence Litwiller was born April 23, 1929, in Lincoln Township, Pocahontas County. ...
Evelyn Steward (02/13/02)
Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Services are under the direction of the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Evelyn Dora Marie Miller was born on July 27, 1911, at Alta, the oldest child of August and Neta (Arp) Miller. ...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/13/02)
VANDALISM On Thursday February 7, Cynthia Morse of 1012 Mae Street, reported damage to the tires of her car while parked in the 1300 block of Michigan Street. Damage was estimated at $200. On Thursday, February 7, Julie Treinen of Albert City reported damage to the tires of her car while parked at 1326 Michigan Street. Damage was estimated at $350...
Risque business at Olympics (02/13/02)
No more splayed legs around a dancing partner's neck. No more holding a partner upside down while she performs splits. No more above-the-head, hand-to-groin holds. The judges have had enough. At this Olympics, those crowd-pleasing poses can cost an ice-dancer or pairs team a tenth-of-a-point deduction under new rules that penalize "undignified" moves. ...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Abortion: a third 'choice' (02/13/02)
Pro-abortion? I've been called a lot of things in the time I've been writing here on this editorial page, but that's a new one. Take your check. If that's what a person thinks, I wouldn't sell them a newspaper. Maybe I haven't written an editorial making a concrete statement on abortion, so perhaps criticism and assumptions are due...
In the spotlight (02/13/02)
Whereupon I got one of the "great learning lessons of life." It seems, in their infinite wisdom, the solons of the Golden Triangle, otherwise know as legislators, allowed something known as "recreational spotlighting." My plea to the DNR fell on deaf ears. It seems as though the law currently reads so that spotlighting from roadways is perfectly legal so long as no guns are present in the vehicle...