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Stories from Friday, September 26, 2003

Poll asks readers' views on Queen Elizabus (09/26/03)
Some Daily Sentinel readers believe the city of Le Mars should discontinue Queen Elizabus and the whole idea of having a bus for tourists, according to an online poll conducted by the newspaper. Internet users at lemarssentinel.com have been offered three choices about the continued use of the red double-decker bus named Queen Elizabus since Sept. 17...
Jays rule (09/26/03)
Sophomores Emlie Madsen, Ashley Wenzel, Nicholas Swalve, Brian Weishaar and Tony Reuter work on their Jay Birds Still Rule float for Gehlen Catholic's homecoming parade. (Sentinel photo by Marsha L. Melnichak)
Remember: Don't touch dead birds (09/26/03)
"Now what do I do?" a Le Mars woman wondered a few weeks ago when faced with a dead crow in her yard --again. It's a dilemma that's been facing area residents and area officials as birds die of West Nile. For the Le Mars woman, it was the second time in two weeks...
Public access is goal of foundation (09/26/03)
Remsen Public Library patrons have quicker access to the Internet and computer programs, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The library received $4,785 from the foundation to help fund the new technology. Former Remsen resident Craig Arnold is the Director of the U.S. Library Program for the Gates Foundation and was in Remsen to assist with the installation...
Merrill faces double dilemma (09/26/03)
"We're getting a double whammy here," said Merrill Mayor Richard Huisman Sept. 26, following a special meeting of the Merrill council. He referred to the city's need to fill the police chief position and the possible need to find a full-time maintenance man...
No. 8 Lady Bulldogs rebound against Storm Lake (09/26/03)
When the Le Mars Lady Bulldogs took the floor against Storm Lake Thursday, September 25, they found themselves in an unfamiliar position. They were out to rebound from a loss to Hull Western Christian-their first of the season. Le Mars appeared to handle that task with ease, defeating Storm Lake in three games 25-11, 25-13 and 25-12...
R-U minus McManus versus Lawton-Bronson (09/26/03)
Remsen-Union was without the services of senior Natalie McManus as they took on Lawton-Bronson Thursday, September 25 in Lawton. McManus suffered a severe concussion in a collision with a teammate during Tuesday's match with West Monona. McManus will likely be out until sometime next week, according to R-U head coach Janelle Schorg...
Sports Briefs (09/26/03)
OLYMPICS LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) U.S. Olympic officials confirmed that sprinter Jerome Young tested positive for steroids within a year of winning gold at the 2000 Games, a move that could cost him and his relay team the medals. International officials can now reopen the case and possibly strip the team of its 1,600-meter championship...
More on another look at science and religion (09/26/03)
"How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your creatures" (Psalm 104:24). Continuing our examination of science and religion, we turn next to intellectual freedom. The great physicist Richard Feynman once observed that the freedom of the scientist is quiet different from that of artist or writer. The artist is free to imagine anything he/she pleases...
Donald F. Staab (09/26/03)
WELLINGTON, Nev. -- Donald F. Staab, 76, of Wellington, Nev., died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Life Care Center in Reno, Nev. Donald T. Staab was born April 14, 1927, at the Staab family farm near Remsen, the son of Louis P. Staab and Louise (Stoffel) Staab. He grew up in the Plymouth County area and attended Le Mars schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, and was stationed in Germany...
Esther M. Phippen (09/26/03)
Esther M. Phippen, 95, of Kingsley, and formerly of Exira, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present from 6:30-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m...