A2 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22,2002 • THE HAYS DAILY NEWS Regional weather LOCAL STATISTICS SEPTEMBER 22,2002 From Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays: Saturday high : 73 Saturday low 52 Friday high 86 Record high Sept. 22 99 in 1945 Record low Sept. 22 27 in 1995 Year ago today 90 and 58 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 9 a.m. Saturday none Precipitation to date 14.30 inches Average to date 19.02 inches Sunset today 7:35 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 7:24 a.m. Sunset tomorrow 7:34 p.m. From measurements taken at The Hays Dally News, 507 Main: Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 5 p.m. Saturday none Maximum wind speed recorded at 11:49 p.m. Saturday 20 mph 10/13 10/21 . 9/29 10/6 KANSAS FORECAST Sunday, Sept. 22 AcCUWeather.com forecast for ih/low temperatures Sunny R. Cloudy Cloudy Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow ACROSS KANSAS High and low temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ended at 7 p.m.: Coffeyville 84 54 0.00 Concordia ......73 .....53 0.00 Dodge City 78 48 0.00 Emporia 86 55 0.00 Garden City ...73 48 0.00 Goodland 68 42 0.00 Hill City 74 52 0.00 Hutchinson 82 50 0.00 Lawrence 85 50 0.00 Manhattan 76 51 0.00 Russell 74 52 0.00 Salina 79 51 0.00 Topeka 80 55 0.00 Wichita 86 55 0.00 EXTENDED OUTLOOK Tuesday partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Tuesday night partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Wednesday mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the night. Highs near 70. TRIVIA • The Mayflower Pilgrims meant to bring their fishing tackle, but forgot. Forgot? FORGOT! • There are proportionately more unmarried men in French Guiana than in any other country in the world. • Herein was writ that a woman pictured in a bathtub is sexy but a man pictured therein merely humorous. "Right," confirms a client, "in a tub, a woman is nude, but a man is naked." • Air is so thin high in the Andes it's hard to keep a flame burning. You don't get any accidental fires up there. • Q. How much of the world's land is still not owned by somebody? A. A tenth. Antarctica. • Every Londoner knows the sight of Piccadilly Circus — where neon lights flash around the famous statue of Eros — but it's not on any street map. Officially, there's no such place as Piccadilly Circus. • No boxer with an impacted wisdom tooth ought to get into the ring. A jaw in that condition breaks much more easily. • Bears can't snarl. They don't have the right muscles to make their lips curl the way some taxidermists depict. • Q. Many lawyers when they say "defendant" emphasize the last syllable — "de-fen-DANT." That's wrong. Should be "de-FEN- dant." Why do they do that? A. Habit. Started as a reminder to themselves and their typists that the last syllable is spelled with an "a." The mispronunciation is turning into a signature quirk of the profession. This feature is compiled by retired author L.M. Boyd, Seattle, from 40 years of columns. MARK COLSON / Hays Dally News Leonard Hogsett, Ness City, plays a homemade fiddle Saturday at the Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest. GERMAN: Games part of activities for family • CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Their month-long focus on German culture has been enhanced by their ability to participate and attend a genuine Oktoberfest, Meyerhoff said. Stephanie Schumacher said she was so elated with the idea of a family-oriented event that she offered to help organizers. A former grade school teacher, Schumacher said she quickly was put in charge of children's games. Even though the wind wrestled with a few games, children lined up during the afternoon to play other simple contests. Running between a pair of five-gallon buckets with a sponge loaded full of water might not sound like much entertainment, but when Schumacher told the youngsters that they could squeeze the water out of their sponges only by sitting on them, their shrieks of laughter were hard to ignore. Ten-year-old Logan Phelps and her friends ran the course dozens of times and never tired- Of it. Her mother, Kim p'helps, said 1 the simple game was enough to keep her daughter occupied all day. "I'm very impressed with this," she said of the whole event. "I definitely feel comfortable bringing my daughter here and letting her . play all day. It's a great thing for the community." IRAQ: Rumsfeld says reaction not suprising • CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld expressed little surprise at Iraq's reaction. "Anyone who has Watched the past decade has seen the Iraqi government defy some 16 U.N. resolutions and change their position depending on what they thought was tactically advantageous to 'them and kind of jerk the United Nations around," he told CNN. "So it is no surprise at all." Iraq on Monday announced it would accept the unconditional return of weapons inspectors nearly four years after they left. Washington said the move was designed to divide the Security Council and Bush has dismissed it as a ploy and has not ruled out unilateral American military action. Existing Security Council reso lutions give weapons inspectors 60 days from when they begin work in Iraq to give the council a work program. Once the program is approved and the inspectors and International Atomic Energy Agency becomes operational, Iraq will need to cooperate and comply for 120 days. Western diplomats have said the new U.S.-British draft would tighten the amount of time Iraq has to comply and include new instructions for weapons inspectors. HDN Your neivs and information source for northwest Kansas Founded November 11,1929 www.HDNews.net John D. Montgomery/editor and publisher DEPARTMENTS PRINTED WITH SOY INK NEWS: Doug Waller/executive editor Mike Com/managing editor Randy Gonzales/sports editor ADVERTISING: Mary Karat/manager CIRCULATION: Bob Welgel/manager BUSINESS: Janice Tlnkel/manager The Hays Daily News (ISSN 238-060) is published dally except Saturdays, Memorial Day and Labor Day by News Publishing Co., Inc., 507 Main, Hays, Kansas, 67601. Periodical Class postage paid at Hays. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Hays Daily News, P.O. Box 857, Hays, Kansas, 67601. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (785) 628-1081, (800) '657-6017; (785) 628-8186 fax. Subscription rates by month: Hays carrier, $11.05; Trade zone carrier and motor route, $11.25. Mall rates by year: Kansas, $132.04 other states, $135.40. All subscriptions are paid In advance. Rates Include Kansas and city sales tax where applicable. If you do not receive your paper: By 6 PRODUCTION: Howard Droegemeler/operatlons . Judy Stegman/pre-press manager Allen Rohr/press manager Steve Ruder/distribution manager BUILDING: Norman Matal/manager p.m. Monday through.Friday or by 7 a.m. on Sunday or if a problem persists and you are unable to work It'out with your carrier, please call our circulation department at 628-1081 or toll free (800) 657-6017 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday. If you have a story or photo Idea: Call the managing editors at 628-1081, ext. 129 or 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.rti; If you have a sports story: Call the sports desk at 628-1081, ext. 130, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a correction: Call the managing editors at 628-1081, ext. 129 qr 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a comment or complaint: Call the editor at 628-1081, ext. 132, or the managing editors at 628-1081, ext. 129 or 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you want to schedule a tour: Call Marilyn Augustine at 628-1081, ext. 111. PRIDE: Towns also win project awards • CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Now, the recreation committee is working to establish a larger summertime youth baseball program. Baseball is the community's biggest drawing card, but when athletes reach high school, many join other nearby communities to play on American Legion traveling teams. This year Grinnell had its first girls' softball team. The community's growing recreation program yielded a second- statewide award Saturday. The Star Award is presented to recognize outstanding community development projects; it includes a $300 prize. Three of the other northwest Kansas communities that received the Community of Excellence awards also received Star Awards. Only nine communities statewide captured both honors. The Alton Chocolate Festival in December 2001 was the first celebration to commemorate the birthplace of Alton's most fa- Bilious native son — the founder of Russell Stover Candies. The all- day chocolate festival included a baking contest — all recipes had to include at least one chocolate ingredient. Lucas and Luray, both located along Russell County's northern edge, were recognized for their community-centered programs as well. Luray launched the opening of a community and teen center, and Lucas continues to build on the programs inside its Grassroots Arts Center. The center is host to permanent and rotating exhibits of art made from recycled items. Coordinating programs for Grinnell youth have not only put smiles on their faces, Moore said, but it's also made them willing partners for many homegrown projects. Middle school students annually spend a day cleaning up the city, and as a simple reward, PRIDE committee members treat them to a snack afterwards. The city's welcome sign on the south end of Main Street was in need of repair and restoration, and Grinnell students volunteered to cut and stain new wood letters for a refreshed sign. Local high school students spruced up the community's vacant storefronts downtown with a fresh coat of colorful paint, and the abandoned Grinnell theater now is covered with a wheat field mural. Another building is painted red, white and blue with an oversized American flag. Even programs with less-obvious and instant results are examples of success in Grinnell. Despite its aging and smaller population, there aren't many homes on the market. Moore said she and others realize there's little hope of attracting new businesses without at least some kind of housing plan. The planned construction of an ethanol plant nearby could bring new faces to, town, so Grinnell r|siden;t^g;|^|. are searching for housing'op- tions. ' The search for economic de~" velopment in Grinnell is much like the search in other communities, but Moore said much of the local focus is centered on bringing a restaurant to town. The local grocery store has added a lunchtime pizza shop that is the only option to a roadside restaurant on 1-70, but community leaders hope to bring a full-time restaurant inside the city limits. There is a laundry list of ongoing projects in Grinnell, and Moore said she can't help but heap more on top of the pile. She's heard plenty of people wonder when she rests, but she simply jokes that "I dream of all this stuff in my sleep." "We don't sit idle very long. I don't let them," she said. Calendar Sunday open house from 5 to 6 p.m. • 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 go to the Fort Hays Stamp Club. The public is welcome. • The Hays Police Department and Community Oriented Policing ask residents to turn on their porch lights at night for neighborhood safety. The schedule: — Homes with odd-numbered addresses should turn on lights the first and third full weeks of the month. — Homes with even-numbered addresses should turn on lights the second and fourth full weeks of the month. — All residents should turn on lights for any partial weeks of a month. ELSEWHERE OBERLIN — Oberlin Arts & Humanities Commission will present "The Aries Brass Quintet" in concert, 2 p.m., Oberlin High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door for $10 ($5 for students living at home) or by sea- .son Jlcke.t. Season tickets are f'^^lMble^ihroughout the year. Fo|- ! 'more information, call Mary at (785) 475-3329 or Ella at (785) 4753557. Tuesday ELSEWHERE WAKEENEY — Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, 6:30 p.m., VFW Hall. Presented by the Repertory Theater of America. For ticket information, call Edna Deines, (785) 743-6336 or 6472. Wednesday • Farmers market, 5 to 8 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, 19th and Vine. • Lifetime Education Wellness Seminar, 7 p.m., Center for Health Improvement education room. "A Guide to Restaurant Dining" by Mary Jeter. ELSEWHERE NORTON — LINK Inc. sponsored state representative candidate forum to hear candidate responses to questions focused on the programs, services and civic rights of people with disabilities, 6 p.m., Norton Library. Friday Monday • LINK Inc. sponsored state representative candidate forum to hear candidate responses to questions focused on the programs, services and civic rights of people with disabilities, 6 p.m., LINK Canterbury Office, 1204 Canterbury. 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 • Hays Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership lunch, noon, Golden Ox Pavilion, 1006 Cody. Speaker is City Manager Randy Gustafean. 1 '.w.dfja wri) • Parents as' Teachers/Early Head Start is looking for'dbna- tionsfmaternity clothes; newborn and infant-toddler clothes, toys, books, videos and general supplies, and will, have a scheduled drop-off from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hays High School cafeteria. Call Angela, (785) 623-2440 for more information. Saturday • Farmers market, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, 19th and Vine. Send Information to Calendar, Hays Daily News, 507 Main, Hays, KS 67601. Mondays in The Hays Daily News ...COMMUNITY I have affiend who takes me to all my favorite movies and never talks during the show" ^Classic .CABLE. n«»imBBiHKm www.classic-cable.com " No doubt about it, my life's a little better with Classic, with ail the movie choices, there's always something to watch. I mean, there's comedy, drama, thrillers, adventure, even romance. Classic is always ready to go to the movies and doesn't hog the popcorn like some people I know." 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