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Stories from Thursday, October 24, 2002

Judge drops order for tests from Planned Parenthood (10/24/02)
A district court judge has vacated an order that would have required Planned Parenthood to provide medical records of patients who tested positive for pregnancy over a nine-month period. "We're certainly glad this case is coming to an end and that the privacy rights of our patients will be protected," Kendall Dillon, director of communications for Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, said Tuesday night...
Meet the Candidates (10/24/02)
Fourth in a Series Even though Bill Lanphere is running uncontested for the District 1 Supervisor seat, this first-time candidate isn't assuming an automatic victory. "I've been giving out pamphlets and running ads to explain some of my concerns and to demonstrate my interest in this job," Lanphere said...
Bomb threat brings search of Buena Vista County Courthouse (10/24/02)
A vague threat to bomb an Iowa courthouse on Monday caused officials at the Buena Vista County Courthouse to search for anything suspicious, though nothing was found. More than two dozen courthouses across the state were either closed or evacuated on Monday, though the Buena Vista County Courthouse continued operations with little disruption...
Goodfellow set to warm 200 children (10/24/02)
The second snow of the season spits out a constellation of big, wet flakes, warning of things to come. If I thought no one was looking, I might stick my tongue out to capture one or two, as any former child in good standing is tempted to do. I hunch deeper into my coat and walked a little faster. ...
Alta woman serves with elite Navy Color Guard (10/24/02)
Their military movements are refined and practiced until they appear as a single precision motion. They combine strict military order, discipline and teamwork to fulfill their responsibilities with pride and determination. They are the young men and women serving in the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard...
Alive and Well program makes impact (10/24/02)
A former drug user-turned-motivational speaker riveted audiences full of students and parents in the Alta School District with messages of staying away from substance abuse and becoming better parents on Tuesday, presenting a series of seminars designed to help adults and youth meet and overcome the issues of today's culture...
Cyclone football players help elementary students (10/24/02)
Fourteen juniors and senior members of the Alta football team have become heroes to elementary students for more than just their hard hits and strong runs on the gridiron this year, as the high school athletes are helping youngsters learn to read, count and write as volunteers with the Big Brother program in the elementary school...
Anniversaries (10/24/02)
of rural Alta, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 26. Duane & Margie were united in marriage at the Assembly of God Church in Truesdale, on Sunday the 26th of October, 1952. Duane had recently finished serving his country with the Navy & Marine Corps during the Korean War after graduating from Alta High school and growing up on his family's farm east of Alta. ...
Anniversaries (10/24/02)
of Albert City will celebrate their 40th wedding Anniversary on Sunday, October 27. They will be celebrating with their children and grandchildren: Doug, Rebecca, Westholm of Sand Creek, WI; Dan and Jill Westholm of Urbandale; and Tim and Beth Ingram of West Des Moines. Their grandchildren are Derek, Brandon, Benjamin, Danielle, Nathan Westholm and Elijah Ingram...
Alta seeks to finish banner year strong (10/24/02)
"We're going into this game thinking we want another win and have the opportunity to finish 7-2, which would be a big step for our kids," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. LM-ACT features a diversified, explosive offense and a solid defense. "They're a very good team," Hammer said. ...
SL eyes opportunity for another victory (10/24/02)
Bill McCabe is worried about overconfidence. That hardly makes sense when you're team is 1-6. But it's true. The Storm Lake coach's team is going up against a Spirit Lake team that hasn't won a game in seven tries this season, and hasn't exactly earned any style points, either...
Aurelia seeks to wrap up playoff berth (10/24/02)
But first the Bulldogs will have to turn in one of their better defensive efforts on the road against Charter Oak-Ute. The Bobcats scare Aurelia coach Myron Radke. "It's Rollie Wiebers running it, so you don't know," Radke said of the Bobcats' offense. ...
BV artist hopes to 'make a difference' (10/24/02)
The community is encouraged to visit the show. A reception will be held Wednesday, October 23, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Storm Laker Becker combines digital and traditional print methods to produce narrative works. His hope is that his work will speak to all kinds of visitors, not just elitist art aficionados...
Kelly creates catchy kitchens (10/24/02)
A local cabinet refacer has recently been honored with a pair of national awards for his work around the Storm Lake area, the latest accolades for a business that has served homes in 10 counties in northwest Iowa for a decade. Shannon Kelly, the owner of the Kitchen Solvers franchise in Storm Lake, was presented with a sales award and a longevity honor from the national company, which has more than 120 franchise outlets around the country. ...
Hulda Buenger (10/24/02)
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Soldier Township, Crawford County. Hulda died Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia. Hulda Louisa Wilhelmia Ohm was born on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 2, 1902, at the farm home of her parents near Charter Oak. ...
Floyd Christiansen (10/24/02)
Floyd Christiansen was born on February 22, 1931 at Storm Lake. He attended the first four years of schooling at Nemaha, then the family moved to Schaller. He graduated from Schaller High School in 1949. He was in the Navy and served on a Tanker during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. He also served in the Air National Guard from 1960 to 1963. He graduated from Buena Vista College in 1961. On January 25, 1957 he married Ruth Habbena and they were parents of twins, Sherri and Steven...
Letter from the Editor (10/24/02)
Every parent thinks, or hopes, that their child will avoid the pitfalls that are all too obvious in our society. So what happens when it isn't "someone else's problem" any more? A local mother sent me this heart-felt letter, asking that we share it with others who may think that alcohol abuse can't happen in their families...
Letters to the Pilot (10/24/02)
TO THE EDITOR: This is a response to your story about immigrant Mac Kaminsky being forced to leave the country. It is difficult to believe that all of this is taking place in a country established by immigrants, a country that claims to be friendly and open to every culture, and the country of great opportunities...
Letters to the Pilot (10/24/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Remember the Wendy's ads where a delightful little lady opens the hamburger bun, lifts up the lettuce and asks, skeptically, "Where's the beef?" America now needs to ask the same question of Congress, which, instead of focusing on the real meat of Medicare prescription drug coverage is giving seniors the legislative equivalent of buns and lettuce...