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Stories from Tuesday, January 13, 2004

SLMS students selected for People to People Ambassador Program (01/13/04)
Since 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the People to People Student Ambassador Program, 100,000 young Americans have experienced 35 countries around the globe. Storm Lake Middle School students Jenny Vrieze, daughter of Terry and Graciela Vrieze, and Coy Clark, son of Terry and Crystal Clark, have been selected to take part in this adventure and will spend 19 days traveling through England, Wales and Ireland this summer. The two will be part of a 40-member group of Iowa students...
You can make a difference - become a school mentor (01/13/04)
Are you a good role model? Are you understanding and dependable? Are you caring, patient and a good listener? If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you are a good candidate to become a mentor for the new elementary Connections Mentoring Program...
Bomb threat at Sioux Central school a hoax, but the arrest is for real (01/13/04)
A 17-year-old male student at Sioux Central High School has been arrested for making a bomb threat that caused the entire K-12 school campus in Sioux Rapids to be evacuated Monday morning. According to Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy, his department was alerted by the school that the student had left the school and set out south on foot through the cornfields...
Buena Vista students will put on a special theater production of 'Magic Show' to encourage imagination in SL school children (01/13/04)
Julie Pedersen, Storm Lake, has been cast in Buena Vista University's Interim production of the Magic Theatre. The unique production is under the direction of Dr. Michael Whitlatch, professor of speech and drama and dean of the School of Communication & Arts, and will be performed for students in kindergarten through the fourth grade at area elementary schools in Storm Lake. The time and dates for those shows are being finalized this week...
Edwards in Storm Lake: 'We have come from nowhere' (01/13/04)
Sen. John Edwards, Dem.-N.C. told an overflow crowd at Baker's Court Monday afternoon that America needs a new change and that he's the man who can do it. Flush with an endorsement from the state's largest newspaper and from its state treasurer, the North Carolina Democrat looked every bit the part of a revitalized campaigner...
County struggles as landfill overflows (01/13/04)
Sir Isaac Newton's third law of motion states that "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Sitting in the middle of the Buena Vista County Harold Rowley Recycling Center one is confronted by the sights, sounds and smells of the county's 'equal and opposite reaction' to consumption - the consequences of what the recycling center and landfill's general manager, Ellsworth Jeppesen, calls "a throw-away society."...
SL teachers ask 6.6% boost in benefits (01/13/04)
Storm Lake teachers are asking for a benefits increase that would cost the district almost half a million dollars for the next school year, but have offered to scale down their requested pay raise depending on the size of the budget hit the district takes on their insurance costs...
Bill to ban cell phone cameras introduced (01/13/04)
A proposed bill to be introduced in this year's Legislature would ban cell phone cameras in places where people expect privacy, such as locker rooms and restrooms. The growing demand for the cell phones that take pictures is posing a threat to people's privacy, some say...
Vilsack, GOP priorities differ as legislative session opens (01/13/04)
Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack were singing different tunes, with widely different priorities, as they gaveled in this year's 100-day session on Monday. "This session is very much the same song, second verse," said House Speaker Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City. "Our focus being on the business climate we have in the state and ensuring every Iowan looking for a job can find a job."...
Maguire, BVU women pummel Coe (01/13/04)
A 15-0 run in the last four minutes of the first half led the Buena Vista University women's basketball team to a rout of Coe College at Siebens Field House Saturday afternoon. Led by 19 points from sophomore guard Katie Maguire, the Beavers pounded Cornell, 91-56...
BVU men come from behind to beat Coe (01/13/04)
The Buena Vista University men's basketball team rallied from a first-half deficit here at Siebens Field House Saturday night to post a 68-63 over Coe College. With the win, the BVU men improved to 10-1 overall and to 3-0 in Iowa Conference play. But the Beavers shot an uncharacteristically low shooting percentage for the game, just 39 percent...
Van Haaften sets BVU coaching mark (01/13/04)
Buena Vista University men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften reached a coaching landmark Saturday night with his team's win over Coe College. Now in his eighth-season at BVU, the win gave Van Haaften a 160-44 mark, good enough to become the all-time winningest coach in BVU men's basketball history...
Area Events In Brief (01/13/04)
Watercolor class begins at Witter "Watercolor Painting for the Beginner" will be offered on two Saturdays, January 24 and 31 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Witter Gallery. No prior experience or special artistic talent is required! Rev. Gui-jie Zhang, local artist, will share her talents with those interested in learning basic watercolor techniques. ...
'Music Man' travels from Broadway to NW Iowa (01/13/04)
Care for a taste of Broadway-style entertainment without the trip to New York? "The Music Man," will be coming to the historic Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, with tickets available now in a range from $31 to $51. Meredith Wilson's campy tale with its enthusiastic and familiar score will be on stage on February 9 and 10, within an hour's drive of Storm Lake...
Funeral Arrangements (01/13/04)
Feltner LaVerne Feltner (known to most as Curly) age 88 of Carroll, died at his home on January 10, 2004 unexpectedly. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Robert Schott as Celebrant. ...
Letters to the Pilot (01/13/04)
Immigration is a legal issue, not a racial one TO THE EDITOR: Thank heavens for individuals like Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, who advocate strict immigration rules. I am disheartened by President Bush's proposal that the current load of illegal immigrants in this country, mostly from Mexico, be granted an amnesty of sorts to stay here under the so-called "guest worker" program. ...
Guest Opinion (01/13/04)
Thanks to a new local ordinance, some mighty high caliber people live in Geuda Springs, Kansas. That's where, according to The Week magazine, council members recently decided that every homeowner in the small town (population: 210) must keep a gun in the house. If they fail to do so, they will have to, pardon the expression, shell out for a $10 fine...