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A2 • WEDNESDAY • SEPTEMBER 18,2002 • THE HAYS DAILY NEWS Regional weather LOCAL STATISTICS SEPTEMBER 18,2002 From Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays: Overnight low 60 Tuesday high 89 Record high Sept. 18 ....101 in 2000 Record low Sept. 18 31 in 1903 Year ago today 65 and 60 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 9 a.m none Precipitation to date 14.30 inches Average to date 18.77 inches Sunset today 7:40 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 7:21 a.m. Sunset tomorrow 7:39 p.m. From measurements taken at The Hays Dally News, 507 Main: Temperature at 11 a.m. today 77 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 11 a.m. today none Maximum wind speed (recorded at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday) 35 mph KANSAS FORECAST Thursday, Sept. 19 AcCUWeather.com forecast for di ime conditions, low/high temperatures 10/13 9/21 9/29 10/6 ACROSS KANSAS High and low temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ended at 6 a.m.: Chanute 88 70 Cotfeyville 87 71 .09 Concordia 88 66 Dodge City 91 60 Emporia 89 71 Garden City 89 56 Goodland 88 50 T Hill City 91 63 .01 Hutchinson 88 70 Lawrence 86 67 .07 Liberal 91 55 Manhattan 88 70 .08 Parsons 88 71 Russell 89 64 Salina 90 71 Topeka 86 70 .16 Wichita 89 71 EXTENDED OUTLOOK Friday, mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Friday night, partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. • Your spinal cord, if typical, is about a foot and a half long. • Q. You've heard of "rogue elephants." Are there "rogue whales"? A. Indeed. A whale called "Mocha" — for whom "Moby Dick" was named — terrorized seamen in the 1840s. He sank five ships, killed more than 30 men and survived 19 harpoons. Or so it's reported in the sea logs. • When the rivers froze up a century ago, the ice skaters raced the bicyclists, and the cyclists always won. • There are albino turtles, too. • Early farmers in Kentucky and Tennessee revolutionized their local economies with one simple discovery about trans- portation: A pack mule can carry four bushels of corn, raw, or 24 bushels of corn, distilled. • There are women in this country who when teenagers so idolized Frank Sinatra that they dug up footprints he'd left in the snow and tried to preserve same in their refrigerators. • Say it takes two and a half hours to play eight and a half innings of baseball. You know how much time the players are in action? About 10 minutes. • One of the most popular patent medicines of the 19th century was Dr. Miles' Compound Extract of Tomato. You still can buy it — same mixture — but not by that name. Now you just ask for ketchup. • E$g hangs over Peru's deserts almost all the time. • Q. Does any member of the dog family normally climb trees? A. One only — the gray fox. This feature is complied by retired author LM, Boyd, Seattle, from 40 years of columns. Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest Food Booths • Big Boys BBQ, selling brisket, ribs, chicken, pork, slaw, potato salad, baked beans. • St. Catherine Knights of Columbus, bratwurst, pop, water. • Gentle Giants Equestrian Therapy, weisswurst with bread and mustard. • Gorham community, German food. • Hays Blaze, bratwurst, kraut, funnel cakes, bottled wa- tor, pop. • Trinity Lutheran Church youth group, bierocks. • Fort Hays State University athletic department, barbecued brisket, pork, ribs, pork hocks, brats. • FHSU Block and Bridle Club, bierocks, barbecued beef, chicken skewers, pop, bottled water. • FHSU Geosciences Club, bierocks, spitsbuben, hearts. • Hays Aglow, cinnamon rolls, kuchen, German sausage, sauerkraut, baked goods, juice. • Field of Dreams, garden produce. • Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home, noodles, jams and jellies, hearts, spitsbuben, kuchen. • FHSU International Club, funnel cakes, gingerbread hearts. • Roger's Roasted Corn, ear corn. • St. Mary Knights of Columbus, bierocks, brats, canned pop. • Big Creek Astros 4-H, brats, bierocks, kuchen, cinnamon rolls, pork sandwiches, bean-noodle soup, soft pretzels. • American Legion, noodles and beans, hamburgers, hot dogs, canned pop. • Ellis County Historical Society, brats. • Budweiser, Coors and Miller beer booths. Calendar Wednesday Friday Sunday • Farmers market, 5 to 8 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, 19th and Vine. • Golden Corral Restaurant Firefighters Appreciation Night, 5 to 8 p.m., at the restaurant, 383 Mopar. Half of proceeds will be donated to the local fire departments and the International Association of Firefighters' Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colo. • Lifetime education wellness seminar, 7 p.m., Center for Health IrnBPQYernent : education: room, 2500 Canterbury. "What is Yoga, and is it for You?" by Debbie Cook. ELSEWHERE WaKEENEY - American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., United Methodist Church. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling (800) GIVE- LIFE. • "Pixels and Places: Mapping the World with Remote Sensing and GIS," 7 p.m., Sternberg Museum of Natural History's Engel Educational Center: Presentation by Dr. John Heinrichs, assistant professor, Fort Hays State University Department of Geosciences, on satellite and geographic information systems technology Admission free for museum members, $1 for others. Saturday . ;...i! ,•••-.•,i.i •-./•., i ', .J H.J,V» • Farmers .market, ,a< to, .11:30 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, iSth and Vine. • First annual Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Ellis County Fairgrounds. Free admission. ELSEWHERE LOGAN — 29th annual Hansen Arts and Crafts fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street. • First annual Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ellis County Fairgrounds. Free admission. • Eagles breakfast buffet, 7:30 a.m. to noon, 121 E. Eighth. Tickets: $4.50 for adults, $2.75 for children 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will to the Fort Hays Stamp Club. The public is welcome. Monday "ELSEWHERE' ' ' " ' "'"" ! OTIS — Otis-Bison Elementary School carnival to benefit the Accelerated Reader program, 6 to 8 p.m., Meals served at 5 p.m. with open house from 5 to 6 p.m. Send information to Calendar, Hays Daily News, 507 Main, Hays, KS 67601. Baby carrots prompt a few questions Q. Are baby carrots really baby carrots, or are they really grown-up carrots pared down to a small size? If the latter is the case, aren't a lot of nutrients, those in the layers close to the surface, sacrificed for convenience? — A Hays reader A. Baby carrots either can be true babies or all-grown-up carrots, but what you usually find stocked in the supermarket are the adult variety. Grimmway Farms of Bakersfield, Calif., which claims to be the world's largest grower of carrots, answers your question as follows: "The variety that we use for our fresh peeled baby carrots is a hybrid that combines the best qualities of the over 250 known commercial carrot varieties. Because taste is very important to us, we allow the carrot to grow to near its full maturity in the field before harvesting. Prior to selecting carrots to include in our baby peeled pack, we eliminate those whole carrots that exceed seven-eighths of an inch in diameter. The smaller carrots are then cut into 2-inch pieces, peeled, polished and packaged. We use no food additives' or preservatives in this process." There is some loss of nutrients, but as carrots are so rich in beta carotene, the loss isn't that significant; Thanks to crop 'science; and genetic research,;, , carrots .., today contain twice as much beta carotene as they did 50 years ago, according to a Web posting by the Nevada Cooperative Extension Service. Q. Could you help me find a Watkins dealer for the Hays area? — A Hays reader Community Bulletin Board Registration for chess tournament ends Friday Thomas More Prep-Marian High School will have a chess tournament Saturday for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The tournament is sponsored in cooperation with the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association. Participants can register by calling the school at (785) 625-6577 or e-mailing Randy Brull, TMP- Marian chess coach and the tournament director, at brullr@tmp- m.org. Registration is open until 4 p.m. Friday. The registration fee is $5 and can be paid at check-in 9 a.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. The fee for late registration, which will be taken until 9:30 a.m., is $8. The first round begins at 10 a.m. All players play six games, and no one is eliminated. Standings are determined by the number of wins, and ties are broken by calculating the number of opponent wins. The four highest scores from each school are counted as the school score. All participants will receive certificates of participation, and the top 10 in each division will receive medals. A trophy will be awarded to the first-place school in each division. Each player will receive a Kansas chess rating that will be used to assign their first match in the Wednesdays in The Hays Daily News ... COMPUTERS HILLSBORO KANSAS Arts & Crafts Fair next scholastic tournament they attend. Seminar will help with postsecondary planning Hays High School is hosting "College and Tech School Planning 101" for juniors, seniors and parents at 7 p.m. Monday in the Hays High Lecture Hall. The purpose of the program is to give students and parents a jumpstart regarding postsec- ondary planning. Topics covered will include MALL 8 7B5-G2Q-12U www.dl SWIMFAN(PG13) STEALING HARVARD (PG 13) CITY BY THE SEA (R) FEAR DOT COM (R) SERVING SARA (PG13) XXX(PG13) SPY KIDS 2 (PG) SIGNS IPG13) finding the right postsecondary school, planning timelines, applying for admissions and scholarships, common mistakes and finances and money management for students. The program is about an hour long. For more information, call the HHS counseling office at (785) 634-2308. I pay highest cash prices £or paintings by Birger Sandzen Call 1.888-546.6422 Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 9a.m. to 5 p.m. GERMAN FOOD FEST KAFFEEHAUS BAKE SALES U.S. PICTORIAL STAMP COLLECTION For more Information call or write: Hlllsboro Arts & Crafts Association 109 S. Main, Hlllsboro, KS 67063 620-947-3506 Friday, Sept. 20 Doors open 8pm $5.00 cover charge THE WILD ROSE 7th & Fort, Hays, Ks. Leslie Potter ASK LESLIE A. Allen Brungardt, (785) 6253979, started selling Watkins products about two months ago. He also handles the Fuller Brush line. If you have Internet access, you also can order through the Watkins Web site, www.watkin sonline.com. The Watkins line includes flavorings and spices, linaments, candles and a variety of other home, food, health and beauty products. Q. I am interested in hiring someone to clean my house, for sure on a one-time basis, but maybe more often. Can you list the people in the Hays and surrounding area who do this? — A Hays reader A. The Yellow Pages list H.J. Disaster Service, (785) 628-1978 or, outside of Hays, (800) 221-4637, and Marilyn's Cleaning Service, Victoria, (785) 735-2397. Professional Maids, Russell, is a relative newcomer. Call them toll-free at (866) •567 i 4845.' il ! c< &T. I V J Tri:''r':"u:' ( '" < ^ do a schedule or one-time basis but are not listed in the phone book, I doubt that I'd'want to maintain such a list even if I had the time. But there's an office in Hays that specializes in placing people with work, and it's free to both employee and employer. Hays Job Service Center at 332 E. Eighth will be glad to register you as a potential employer, and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that any housecleaner who contacts you will have gone through a screening process. If you would like to talk to someone there first, call (785) 625-5654. bles the one that precedes it, I am going to suggest that the answer will be nearly the same. There is nothing to prevent a caterer from registering with the Job Service Center. The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce lists the following member businesses as caterers: The Corner Garden, (785) 625-8680; Smoky Hill Country Club, (785) 625-7377; Pheasant Run, (785) 6281044; and Schilleci's Bakery and Deli, (785) 625-9009. The local and area Yellow Pages list additional businesses under the caterers heading. You might wonder why this column can print contact information for individual dealers of brand- name products, such as Watkins, but not the same sort of information for local home-based services. First, there tends to be a rapid turnover of such services. Staying current takes far more time than is justified. Even the dealerships can be a challenge. Second, the service sector self- employed sometimes are as busy as they care to be, relying on word- of-mouth for the next job, should they desire to take it. Third, once a housecleaner's or caterer's name appears on a pub- Ifcfflgu, lemselves.,; ,. from the internal' Revenue Ser-,,. vice or the Kansas Department of Revenue. Finally, I would invariably leave someone off the list, which would cause offense to the omitted person and embarrassment to me. — Leslie Potter is on the staff of Hays Public Library, which sponsors this column on Wednesdays and Fridays. Questions about food and requests for recipes will appear monthly on the Tuesday Food page. Write her at the library at 1205 Main, Hays, KS 67601, or e-mail her at clrcu- late@emall.com. Q. Is there someone who caters for small weddings or parties, etc.? — A Hays reader A. As this question so resem- HAYS VFW STAG THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2002 $8.00 MEAL SERVED AT 7 p.m. SMOTHERED STEAK & FRIES With All Our Delicious Trimmings Members & Guests HAYS VFW POST 9076 22nd and Vine Hays, KS THE LEARNING CENTER? Of course, we're open! Give us a call at 623-2426 to begin working toward your high school diploma. It's FREE!!! HDN THEHAYSDAILYNEWS Your news and information source for northwest Kansas Founded November 11,1929 www.HDNews.net John D. 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