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Stories from Monday, October 21, 2002

'Reading First' is mantra for SL district (10/21/02)
The Storm Lake and Albert City-Truesdale school districts have been identified by the state for the Reading First program to improve reading scores, which has its pros and cons. Both districts will benefit from the additional dollars, but they were identified by the Iowa Department of Education as schools that need to improve their reading scores...
Meet the Candiates (10/21/02)
2nd in an election analysis series James Osegaro is bringing a positive message to his campaign for county supervisor, he says, while he looks at ways to make the county grow. The Republican candidate for District 3 Supervisor has lived in BV County for 27 years. He and his wife, Jean, have three children...
Artist brings Santa to life in Storm Lake (10/21/02)
Fans of Santa's Castle in Storm Lake won't have to wait until the famous landmark opens later this winter to catch a glimpse of St. Nick displaying his white beard and jolly smile. A new logo featuring a Victorian Santa Claus was unveiled at the City Library for the first time Wednesday, and it was installed on the corner of Santa's Castle at 5th and Erie Friday morning. ...
Bomb scare (10/21/02)
A bomb scare kept customers and employees held inside the Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee stores for two hours Thursday night, while a suspicious suitcase left in the parking lot was subjected to sniffing by a bomb-search dog, zapped with x-ray testing equipment and blasted with a water cannon...
National Gunlock giveaway tour arrives in Storm Lake (10/21/02)
Project HomeSafe the nationwide firearm safety education program, is in Storm Lake on Thursday, October 24, at the Wal-Mart on 1280 North Lake Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon. This stop in Storm Lake is part of a 21-day tour throughout the state to distribute 25,000 free gunlocks and promote firearm safety. ...
Controversy has impact on SL Planned Parenthood (10/21/02)
The recent controversy over confidentiality of pregnancy test results has had some impact on the Storm Lake Planned Parenthood clinic. According to office director Sue Thayer, it is difficult to tell how much of an impact the controversy has had on overall client services, but it has reduced the number of women who have come to Planned Parenthood for pregnancy tests, and caused considerable concern among some existing clients who have been worried about their own past test results being turned over to law enforcement officials if Planned Parenthood has lost a court battle.. ...
Letters to the Pilot (10/21/02)
TO THE EDITOR: The Storm Lake City Council is about to make a decision Monday, October 21, that has the potential of a perilous outcome for the entire city. The city is planning to commit to an approximate six million dollar update and expansion of our water plant for water needs primarily needed for the two large corporate meat processing industries in our community...
Letters to the Pilot (10/21/02)
TO THE EDITOR: I would like to take a few minutes to tell you my reasoning for voting YES to the Water Plant Renovation Project at (a recent) council meeting. This issue is an important one that involves the entire community, residents, businesses and industry alike. No doubt about it, we all need water...
Letter from the Editor (10/21/02)
High school football coaches have always preached teamwork, character, selflessness and the ability to be cool under fire to their young athletes. For good coaches, those are more than words, they are the foundation for the game and what they hope young men bring away from it...