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Stories from Friday, September 13, 2002

Optimists and students cheer: 'Just say no' (09/13/02)
About 700 students in grades 4 to 6 from Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic Schools yelled in school Thursday -- and teachers and administrators joined them. But what they yelled was: "Just say no to drugs and alcohol," the cheer taught them by members of the Le Mars Optimist Club. Thursday afternoon was the kick-off for this year's series of "Just Say No" activities, sponsored by the club...
Floyd Valley logo (09/13/02)
To attract and retain skilled staff members, hospitals and other health care institutions will need to be more flexible, Mary Helen Nitzschke, human resources director, told the Floyd Valley Hospital board of trustees. Nitzschke's presentation was based on her masters thesis topic: Do generational issues affect the performance and attitudes of nursing personnel. ...
'Touch a life today' United Way asks (09/13/02)
"Touch a life today" is the theme for the Le Mars United Way which is looking for $100,000 in donations from area residents and businesses to help area agencies touch lives. Every year, United Way gets more requests than it can fund which is why the aim is so high, said Linda Rollinger at the kick-off for this year's campaign. Rollinger and Barry Lancaster are campaign chairs; Tom Skram is this year's board chair...
Scarecrows will 'take over' Akron park (09/13/02)
The Akron City Park will be filled with colorful scarecrows Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Great Akron Scarecrow Festival and Contest, sponsored by the GFWC Friendship and Service Club of Akron. Sue Higman has traveled Plymouth County with three scarecrows in tow, promoting the event, which includes an auction of the scarecrows as a fundraiser for the club for community projects. Funds raised this year will go to the new children's care center in Akron...
Waiver home moves to next phase (09/13/02)
As construction progresses on the waiver home, Sharon Nieman, Plymouth County central point coordinator for mental health and disabilities services, asked the board of supervisors about salvage of materials from the structure to be demolished. The county-owned R.E. ...
Iowa City natives don Cyclones colors (09/13/02)
AMES--Not everybody from Iowa City will be cheering for Iowa in Saturday's game with Iowa State. Zach Butler and Nick Linder, both graduates of Iowa City High, play for Iowa State. Iowa fans would say they turned to the dark side, but both are happy to be Cyclones...
Panthers VB gets fresh start (09/13/02)
The Kingsley-Pierson High volleyball team is getting off to a rousing start this season. The Panthers, who won four games last season, pounced on Maple Valley Conference rival Whiting 15-6, 15-6, 15-4 last night. K-P is now 3-0 overall, 2-0 MVC under first-year head coach Nicole Goodwin...
Security No. 1 priority at Iowa (09/13/02)
IOWA CITY--Fans who want to leave Kinnick Stadium at halftime and get back in better have another ticket. In response to the Sept. 11 attacks, Iowa officials last year prohibited fans from re-entering the stadium unless they had an unused ticket. That rule is now permanent...
Jays at Royal--other gridiron game listings (09/13/02)
The Gehlen Catholic High football team will put on its pads against Clay Central-Everly tonight at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played in Royal. The Jays two-coach system will be tested for the second straight game week since this arrangement has been made...
Florida redux: Election process goes sour (09/13/02)
The confusion and frustration over voting in Florida raised its ugly head again this week. After holding the presidential election hostage two years ago, voters in some Florida counties were stymied once again by malfunctioning equipment and inept election officials. ...