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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Times Gone By (08/29/07)
100 years ago When L. Hortman started the fire this morning he picked up a pitcher which they usually kept kerosene in and poured it on the kindling in the range. But it was not kerosene it was gasoline which Mrs. Hortman had been using for cleaning purposes and when the match lit the gasoline an explosion followed...
Remember our troops! (08/29/07)
CPL.Lenz K.J. 2/5 Fox Co. 1st. PLT. Unit 40360 FPO-AP 96426-0360 1st Lt Benjamin Voetberg AFRL/IF Rome Research Site 26 Electronic Pky Rome NY, 13441 AMN OLSON LISA P 1668 D ST P.O.BOX 408 ANDREWS AFB MD 20762 PFC Tony Cates 4 BCT, 1 CD (Echo Co. 2-7 CAV. Engr.)...
Rollison's first months are memorable (08/29/07)
Dan Rollison 43, began his job as Cherokee Parks and Rec Director at the end of January this year, and he had a very busy and memorable first six months on the job. He said his first half-year at Parks and Rec. has been a "learning experience." First and foremost among his experiences was the opening of the Bacon Aquatic Center, which has been a great success, with the exception of the mudslide which caused a temporary closing of the pool for a couple of days. ...
Struck Strikes Out: The buzz about high school softball (08/29/07)
She was so naive that she once wore a bee keeper's suit to a Sting concert. When I told her we were going to see the movie "Cool Hand Luke," she asked me if I thought she would need her mittens. And then there's the time I invited her over for brats and she brought the DHS and a child therapist with her...
Ludwig/Husman (08/29/07)
Dayna Ludwig and Matthew Husman from Sioux Falls, S.D. are happy to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Dayna's parents are Nina and James Ripley of Onida, S.D. and David and Nancy Ludwig of Pierre, S.D. She is a 2000 graduate of SullyButtes High School in Onida and a 2005 graduate of S.E. Technical Institute in Sioux Falls. Dayna is an administrative assistant with R.S.C. Financial in Sioux Falls...
Appeasement makes things worse (08/29/07)
A proposal that is being given serious consideration by the na*vely hopeful "give peace a chance" crowd comes from a Catholic Bishop in the Netherlands. Bishop Tiny Muskens has proposed that Christians begin using the word Allah for God, already a practice of Christians in the predominantly Muslim country of Indonesia. According to Muskens, God does not care what he is called and calling him Allah might diminish the differences between Christians and Muslims...
Ross Rambles:Unsporting behavior in prison (08/29/07)
I was appalled to read in an Associated Press article recently that two Iowa state legislators want to restore the practice of using trained attack dogs to control inmates in state prisons. Actually, I was appalled to learn that the state had, until last fall, been using attack dogs on "inmates who refuse to leave their cells."...
Basic Biittner - Sorry... (NOT!) (08/29/07)
I'm usually not too crazy about admitting a mistake (like many of you, I would guess), however, I would like to GLADLY apologize here for a very public mistake I made right here in this column. In a May 10th column entitled "Feel My Pain...Please?" In that column, I was bemoaning the terrible season "my" Yankees were having and "crying in my beer." Although I didn't actually say the season was over, I'm sure my words conveyed that thought. ...
You want fries with that? (08/29/07)
A desired result was achieved after a recent Chronicle Times editorial questioned the wisdom of the Cherokee School District's expansive a la carte lunchtime menu. That result was friendly, open discourse with Cherokee Superintendent John Chalstrom regarding the editorial's complaint that the district was creating its own woes by offering such a wide variety of "pricey" a la carte items and then publicly fretting over the fact students sometimes spend too much money on those items, versus eating the normal and more affordable lunchtime meal.. ...
The kids are all right (08/29/07)
As students and parents prepare for the annual back-to-school transition, including the battle over bedtime and getting back into a routine, a recent Associated Press and MTV survey reveals that young people rank their parents as their personal heroes...