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Stories from Tuesday, December 9, 2003

SL Middle School in NW Reading Initiative (12/09/03)
In August of this year , Storm Lake Middle School reading and resource teachers and the principal began participating in a Federal and State program entitled E2T2 - Enhancing Education Through Technology - aimed at improving reading achievement for the middle school students. ...
D.A.R.E. is teaching kids to just say 'no' (12/09/03)
The sixth grade students at Storm Lake Middle School, St. Mary's and Concorida are gaining the knowledge that will help them stay away from drugs and alcohol during their D.A.R. E. (Drugs and Alcohol Resistance Education) classes instructed by Storm Lake Police Officer Pete Erickson...
Berk is Back (12/09/03)
Saying it felt "just like a family reunion," former U.S. congressman Berkeley Bedell took the floor Saturday morning at Abner Bell's coffeehouse to give his unflinching endorsement to Howard Dean's campaign for the Democratic nomination for president...
It's all about image (12/09/03)
He didn't look like a man who could be elected president in 13 months. Wearing a navy-blue shirt with sleeves rolled up, carefully pleated khaki pants and brown penny loafers, he easily could have been your father or your high school history professor...
Christmas Couple (12/09/03)
Christopher Ringgenberg, 8, of Storm Lake seems less than thrilled to play the groom in a prize-winning float for Paxton's Jewelry during the Miracle on Lake Avenue, as Shelley Wendel, 9, of Schaller, is radiant even in a snowstorm as the little bride. ...
Miracle on Lake Avenue Successful (12/09/03)
As the snow softly fell, Santa and Scrooge exchanged friendly greetings before the parade Thursday evening. After all, Santa should be pretty friendly to Scrooge after he raised over $2000 for his Castle. Tom Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick's Auto Center was named "Grand Marshall Scrooge" for the Miracle on Lake Avenue Parade of Lights. The official count of the "votes" for Fitzpatrick reached $2285.89...
Bargain puts lake spoil site back in business (12/09/03)
By STEVE HERMANN Pilot-Tribune Staff Wetherell Trust has given the the Storm Lake Improvement Commission an early Christmas present. The commission received the good news Monday when commission chair Gary Lalone announced that Wetherell has reduced the lease price for its spoil containment site from last year's price of $65,000 to $38,000 for the upcoming season...
Madrigal tradition grows at BVU (12/09/03)
For the largest crowd in the history of the event, it is a night of classical holiday music, traditional old-world food and colorful costumes that transform college students into king, queen, knights, jesters, lords and ladies. Behind the scenes, the Buena Vista University Madrigal Dinner is the crusade of music educator Paula Keeler, who gets as deeply into the Renaissance role as any of her students...
Mother who faces prison says she didn't kill her son (12/09/03)
Timothy Boss' mother says she's tired of all the lying. Lisa (Boss) Green, who was scheduled to be sentenced in her son's death Monday, told the Daily Sentinel that she wants the truth to be known. "First and foremost, I did not hurt my son. I did not kill my son. I love all my children. I was not an active participant in Timothy's death." Green told the Le Mars newspaper...
Tornadoes' Anderson comes back strong for senior season (12/09/03)
Chelsea Anderson is just happy to be back on the basketball court. Her coach, Storm Lake High's Stacy VanDerSloot, is just as pleased about it. With Anderson leading the way, the Tornado girls cagers have stormed to a 3-1 start and are atop the Lakes Conference with a 2-0 mark...
N-F boys off to strong start (12/09/03)
The Newell-Fonda and Alta High boys basketball teams will meet just one more time this season, and both teams' coaches just may be glad about that. "We have a great rivalry, and it would be nice if both of us could get down to Des Moines in March," said long-time Newell-Fonda coach Paul Loos...
A solid 1-2 punch in post for BV (12/09/03)
Buena Vista University women's basketball coach Janet Berry remembered sitting down with one of her top players, Amy Meggers, before the latter's junior season. "Whenever we've had outstanding women's teams at BV, we've always had that one go-to-player we could count on at crunch time," Berry said. "I told Amy I wanted her to step up her game and be that player for us her junior year."...
Events for the Holidays (12/09/03)
Christmas Tour of Homes Need something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon? Why not get a group of friends and go on CommUNITY Education's Christmas Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 14, from 2-5 p.m. For those who purchase tickets, AmeriHost Inn will be serving refreshments from 1:30-5 p.m. ...
Funeral Arrangements (12/09/03)
Tim F. Smith Tim F. Smith, age 50, of Quimby, formerly of Sioux Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in Sioux City. A funeral service was held on Sunday, December 7, at the Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (12/09/03)
On Saturday, we reported that the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors is wiggling for a loophole in the Code of Iowa to see if it is really locked into a mandate to pay for sheltered care for troubled children. One can almost hear the gasp of righteous indignation go up. Local government, trying to worm out of its reposibility to help children in need of shelter?...
Letters to the Pilot (12/09/03)
Sad to see Adult Day Care end at BVRMC TO THE EDITOR: We all make choices regarding worthy causes that we want to support. Hundreds of people chose to support the Festival Of Trees that was held at the K.C. Hall in Storm Lake, November 21-22. This was an event that almost everyone in our region could participate in and be a part of. ...
Opinion (12/09/03)
Holy Cry and Whine Batman! Poor Rush Limbaugh. Seems the painkiller problem just won't go away. Yes, he went to rehab and is doing fine now, thank you very much. But, now investigators have raided his offices in search of documentation that might prove he engaged in illegal drug use and what they call "doctor shopping." By that I assume they mean he went to many different doctors getting prescriptions of painkillers to feed his addiction...