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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Freeman hopes to forge an alliance with Gov. Vilsack (11/12/02)
As the election hoopla dies down, Mary Lou Freeman prepares to slide across the aisle from the Iowa Senate to the Iowa House amid a period of historic change. "It's good to be really interesting to see. There are so many new people elected - I tried to count the House incumbents, and I get at least 35 totally new people," she said. "There's a real learning curve involved, so we'll see how it all shakes out."...
BV Wetlands project may be model for things to come (11/12/02)
A new wetlands reserve project six miles northeast of Marathon in extreme north- eastern Buena Vista County is garnering excitement from conservationists and local landowners alike, as both hope it can both attract new wildlife to the area and serve as a model for potential future projects in other areas of the county...
Veterans Day brings soul-searching (11/12/02)
A political science professor warns that even with a unified government, "ours is a house very much divided." Bradley Best, a professor of political science at Buena Vista University, was the featured speaker at yesterday's veterans soup dinner at the Buena Vista County Historical Society...
SL Chamber director looking to work together with neighbors (11/12/02)
While some may see neighboring cities as economic competitors, Chris Nolte of the Storm Lake Chamber says his organization would rather work with those cities than fight them. Since Storm Lake and Spencer are connected by Highway 71, Nolte said that he has contacted both Spencer economic development leaders and the Corridor of Opportunity program about the possibilities of the region working together on some promotion and development efforts...
Boy trapped in elevator for two hours at hospital (11/12/02)
Firefighters determined that a 10-year old boy was trapped in an elevator between the 2nd and 3rd floor. Fire crews responded to the second and third floors and working with the medical center personnel made several unsuccessful attempts to get the elevator doors opened...
Guest Editorial (11/12/02)
Did you know that it is considered illegal in some places for a parent without a teaching credential to homeschool his or her child? I didn't either. But I've been reading about the brouhaha set off by a recent memo from the California Department of Education to all counties, districts and schools. ...
Letter to the Pilot (11/12/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Recently the University of Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (ICASH) published a brochure highlighting the public health and community impacts of factory farms. The brochure is an excellent resource that provides yet another reason to be concerned about factory farms...