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Stories from Tuesday, March 18, 2003

City makes third attempt at grant for fire pumper truck (03/18/03)
The Storm Lake Fire Department hopes the third time is a charm as it seeks a federal grant in order to purchase a new pumper fire truck. The Storm Lake City Council approved a grant application to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by FEMA. This is the third time the city has submitted a grant through this program...
Human cloning issue ignites debate (03/18/03)
A Buena Vista University professor says technology could advance far enough by the year 2010 for scientists to produce the world's first verifiable human clone, a scientific achievement that would rival the discovery of DNA or the formulation of a polio vaccine...
Mustang Magic (03/18/03)
Newell-Fonda stampeded to a 58-46 victory over HLV Monday in the opening round of the boys State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines. See Pilot Sports for full game coverage.
Redenbaugh elected vice president of IATL (03/18/03)
Phil Redenbaugh, an attorney in Storm Lake, was elected vice-president of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is an honored group of trial attorneys celebrating its 41st anniversary. The Academy was formed in 1962 to provide a forum in which Iowa's top trial lawyers can exchange information and viewpoints on the many aspects of trial law and to promote professionalism. Membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the profession...
Anniversary (03/18/03)
will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Fort Dodge. Calvin Teasdale and Gladys Powell were married on March 26, 1953, at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colo. Their children are Katherine and Chris Zenner of Alta Vista; Becky and Veryl Wassenaar of Yates Center, Kan.; Roxi and John Gavan of Alberta, Canada; and Tom and Deb Teasdale of Kansas City, Kan. They have eight grandchildren and one great grandchild...
State program helps farmers change careers (03/18/03)
Farmers who need to change their career can do so with the help of a state program that covers some education fees and helps with job placement. The Iowa Dislocated Farmer Program, or Farm Focus, helps those forced to give up farming for economic reasons or a natural disaster. It will provide job assistance for 175 out of about 2,200 Iowa farm families, including spouses and farm hands...
N-F's state magic continues (03/18/03)
The Big Three statistics worked in Newell-Fonda's favor again. The Mustangs shot and made more free throws, committed fewer turnovers and outrebounded its opponent in posting a 58-46 victory over HLV of Victor in the first round of the state tournament Monday...
Boyden-Hull, North Mahaska cruise to first round wins (03/18/03)
Wade Vander Maten and Keith Sietstra each finished with 21 points as No. 5 Boyden-Hull shot 69 percent from the field in cruising to an 85-48 victory over seventh-ranked Treynor in the first round of the Class 1A state tournament on Monday. Boyden-Hull made 31 of 45 field goals in the game. Treynor was just 18 of 55 for 33 percent...
Ankeny repeats 4A girls state title (03/18/03)
Ankeny's big front court and tenacious defense more than made up for an offense that struggled for every point. The Hawkettes, led by Nicky Wieben's 14 points and Kristina Voss' 17 rebounds, beat Muscatine 37-25 to win their second straight 4A title Friday night. Ankeny shot just 37 percent, but that was more than enough for a defense that thwarted Muscatine's improbable title run...
Tickets go on sale for Theatre of Illusion show April 13 (03/18/03)
Advance ticket are now on sale for The Spencers Theater of Illusion show April 13 at Schaller Chapel, the next offering of the Storm Lake Area Arts Council. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for kids age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Pilot-Tribune, Browns Shoe Fit, Floors Etc., and Community Credit Union. Tickets as available will be $10 at the door on the night of the show...
Funeral Arrangements (03/18/03)
Arlo Anderson Arlo D. Anderson, 89, of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. A funeral service was on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at the Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake with Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. Military rites were provided by AMVETS Post #66 of Storm Lake. Interment was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Sliefert~Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements...
Letters to the Pilot (03/18/03)
TO THE EDITOR: This has not been a good year or so for people that sport face hair repetitively. First, there is that nasty bin Laden fellow, with the proclivity to always wear a long, scraggly beard. Of course, one might say that with his recent luck in avoiding capture in the longest running manhunt in recent history (other than Elvis, of course) his recent year has been lucky and maybe even good (but he still has lots and lots of bad press to contend with, and rightly so). ...
Letters to the Pilot (03/18/03)
TO THE EDITOR: "The chief danger in the world today is not Saddam Hussein. It is the United States." - Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate It should not have to be said that the "support the troops" jingle that is circulating again is pure baloney - just as it was 10 years ago...
Letter from the Editor (03/18/03)
The economy and political terrorism were a distant second and third on the Des Moines Register's letters page - the most input by far came from their new obituaries policy last week. Readers, and some of the state's leading collegiate journalism profs, are challenging the policy, which apparently will require families to pay $3.75 a line if they feel their loved one was worth more than a basic eight-line announcement. ...