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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005
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4 Buy, sell, trade: Call Classified Toll Free at 1-888-774-7744 The Sheboygan Press, Wednesday, August 10, 2005 A3 LOCAL BRIEFS Man in heme break-in scheme sentenced A 28-year-old Phoenix, Ariz., man was sentenced last week to four years in prison for his role in two home break-ins in November in Greenbush and Outagamie County. Frank Velez, along with two other men, devised a scheme in which one would lure the homeowner away from the house saying he needed to find the rear lot line, while the other two burglarized the homes, authorities said. Velez pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary in May and was sentenced Aug. 3 in Sheboygan County Circuit Court. The Outagamie County case was consolidated with the case here. Velez also was placed on four years of extended supervision following his release from prison. The other two co-defendants are Nick Costa, 28, of Schaumburg, 111., and John M. Dean, 50, of Chicago. ' Both pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary in May, and Dean was sentenced to four years in prison. Costa will be sentenced Aug. 18. Kohler-Andrae hosts nature programs Kohler-Andrae State Park will host a number of nature programs this week. Today: 1:30 p.m.: Story time for children ages 3-10. Parents are encouraged to join their children for the 45-minute program held at Sanderling Nature Center. No pets allowed. Thursday, August 11: 2 p.m.: 1,000-Yard Solar System Walk - Walk the solar system from the Sun to Pluto and learn how big it really as well as fun facts about the planets. Meet at Sanderling Nature Center auditorium to join amateur astronomer Kevin Koski for a one-hour hike on the beach. The hike is appropriate for all ages, including children ages 5 and up. An adult should accompany children. Please wear comfortable shoes. A solar scope will be set up outside the nature center for viewing by anyone interested. Saturday, August 13: 1 p.m.: Animals of the Night - Have you ever wondered which animals are active at night or how animals survive when it is dark? The Zoological Society of Milwaukee Care for Critters program will answer these questions and more when they bring live nocturnal animals to Sanderling Nature Center. See more than just owls in this presentation. The program will teach audiences about nocturnal animals, their senses and diets and how successful they are when the sun goes down. This program is for the entire family. 7 p.m.: Lake Michigan Lighthouses ' - James Landwehr of the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society presents a program on the lighthouses on the west side of Lake Michigan from Lansing Shoal to Wind Point in Racine. He will discuss the . building of the lighthouses, their differences, keeper duties and "life on the lights." The program will last about 45 minutes with time for questions afterward. Meet at Sanderling Nature Center. . There is no charge for any of these programs, but a vehicle admission sticker is required on all vehicles entering the park. For more information, contact the park office at (920) 451-4080. Wednesday Happy Hearts Group Sheboygan. Guest speaker Eric Edson of the Sheboygan Police Dept. K9 unit, followed by a luncheon. Fountain Park United Methodist Church, 11 a.m., Free (920)452-1319, Marie, 452-5442 by Friday Mayor's Twilight Concert Series Sheboygan. Series of outdoor concerts held rain or shine in Hold those County hazardous waste program out of money for 2005 By Patrick L. Delabrue Sheboygan Press Staff Sheboygan County residents won't have a place to dispose of their household hazardous wastes until January. The popular Household Hazardous Waste Collection program is out of money for 2005, said Shannon Haydin, county planning director. "We keep the site open as long as we have the money," Haydin said. "We've run out of money for this year, so the site will be closed until the end of ' !i ! It " I ' I V ' f M " ' 'f LIGHTNING BOATS make their way to the starting line on Lake Michigan in Sheboygan for the 2005 Lightning North Americans Championship as fishermen fish Tuesday morning. Sheboygan sailors fared well, with three city skippers, Todd Wake, Ric Larson and Dan Reichelsdorfer, leading their crews in qualifying for the 36-boat championship group. Today's first race starts at 10 a.m., with the second following about two hours later. For more coverage, see Sports, Page B1. Press photoSam Castro Surfing Continued from A1 John McKenzie, 19, the driver of the car from which Weyrens fell, is due in Sheboygan County Circuit Court on Aug. 23 on charges of second-degree reckless homicide. Though the tragedies are similar, Williams said it is wrong to equate his son's death with Weyrens' because his son was the victim of another person's decision and Weyrens was a victim of his own. Car surfing still happens here Car surfing - intentional or not - happens in Sheboygan, authorities said. "Obviously, it's going on, but ' do the guys see it? No, because people aren't doing it in front of squad cars," said Sgt. Tim Tarkowski of the Sheboygan Police Department. "It's always on the fly." Kyle Jeske, 16, of Sheboygan, said he had never intentionally car surfed, but he did it once unexpectedly. "I was just on the roof and this guy took off," he said. Jeske said he was on top of a friend's car when the friend accelerated and did a U-turn while he was hanging onto the sunroof. He said the car didn't go much faster than 15 mph, and no one was hurt. "It wasn't intentional," he Fountain Park. Tonight features Dorf Kapelle. Brat fry beginning at 4:30 p.m. City of Sheboygan, 7-9 p.mB Free, 459-3317 Farmer's Market Sheboygan. Open every Wed. and Sat. with Wisconsin-grown products and baked goods; monthly craft fair. Held in Fountain Park. Farmer's Market, 7 a.rn.-2 p.m., Free, 451-9493 Yu-Gi-Oh League Sheboygan. Bring your own deck of cards to compete for limited hazardous the year." Each year, Sheboygan County allows residents to drop off hazardous materials, such as paint and pool chemicals, at sites in Sheboygan and Plymouth until the program's money runs out, Haydin said. These free collections are conducted on the first Saturday of each month, rotating sites between Superior Special Services in Sheboygan, 2905 Paine Ave., and the Plymouth Municipal Garage, 1004 Valley Road. "The purpose is to prevent people from dumping hazardous materials in the regular garbage or down sewer drains," Haydin said. "It costs $70,000 a year to run this program. It's been very successful. This pro- Sailin' said. Jeske and the four friends he was with at Vollrath Park said they would never intentionally car surf and hadn't heard of any friends who had tried it. "We don't know anyone stupid enough to do it," said Nick Jones, 16, of Sheboygan. Td stop them if they did." The only other Sheboygan car-surfing case Tarkowski recalled was in July . 1995 when Shannon Perronne, then 17, fell from the hood of a friend's car and hit her head. She was injured, but survived. Consequences can be deadly Joel Neave, 18, of Sheboygan, saw firsthand the deadly effects car surfing can have - he arrived at the scene of Weyrens death "about like 30. seconds" after he fell. "I got there and I saw something on the ground, so I got out of the car," Neave said. "As far as I knew, I thought (Weyrens) was dead. It looked like he was." Neave said Weyrens' death was the result of "just really stupid, poor decisions." Weyrens' experience with car surfing resolved one thing firmly in Neave's mind. "I will never try it," he said. Police agree the decision should be an easy one. "Don't do it. It's too dangerous. Its speed, height and the potential of injury is great," Tarkowski said. Today& Tomorrow edition cards. Prizes based on monthly attendance and performance. Victory Games, $2 entry fee (920) 207-PLAY, Chicken and All That Jazz Sheboygan. Barbecue chicken and roast com on the cob, the Dixieland music of the Riverboat Rascals; fundraiser for UW-She-boygan scholarships fund. University of Wisconsin - Sheboygan, 4:30-8 p.m., $11 advance $14 door, 459-6612 wastes until January gram is in high demand." Haydin is requesting between $90,000 and $99,000 for the 2006 budget so the collection program could run through the entire year. According to county records, 588 households disposed of nearly 32,925 pounds of hazardous waste through the program in 2003. Records for 2004 and 2005 were not available. Haydin said she hopes the public will store their hazardous wastes until the collection site reopens in 2006. "We're asking people to hold onto their wastes to properly dispose of them when the collection resumes in early January," she said. In the meantime, if people away 'Surfers' die around country In the week after Weyrens was killed, two other young men - a 19-year-old from Kentucky and a 21-year-old from Colorado - died under similar circumstances. Benjamin Watson of Louisville, Ky, died in the hospital July 10, a day after trying to jump off the car he was surfing when he saw a police car approaching. Logan Haskell of Lakewood, Colo., died July 11 after falling from the car he was surfing as it took a corner at 40 mph, according to news reports. Two days after Haskell died, an off-duty state trooper in Pennsylvania may have prevented another death. He pulled over a car traveling around 60 mph as a male occupant climbed onto the roof and his friend videotaped the attempt. Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not keep any formal statistics on car surfing, spokesman Eric Bolton said that during the last decade between 60 and 90 people have died each year who were listed as being outside the vehicle when the fatal crash occurred. Bolton said he could not confirm how many of those deaths were from intentional car surfing. Father suggests better ways to get thrills Williams said one of the Thursday Bingo Sheboygan A's Sheboygan. Held at 824 New Jersey Ave. Sheboygan Area Bingo, 458-6377 "A Tribute to Broadway" Elkhart Lake. A showcase of the best of the Big Apple's greatest musicals by local performers. Victorian Village Resort, 8 pm.; doors open at 7 p.m., Adult $12; children $1 per year (877) 860-9988 want to dispose of their hazardous materials, Haydin suggested taking them to Port Washington, where Onyx Environmental Services will dispose ofthemforafee. "Onyx has a special services site in Port Washington," Haydin said. "People would have to pay for it themselves if they want to dispose of their wastes sooner." That might not be something that some local residents want to do. "Why should I go all the way to Port Washington?" asked Joe Vanderpuy, 25, of Sheboygan. "No one is going to want to do that. If I have something to get rid of, I'll just take it in my backyard and burn it." k L.- 1 biggest ironies in his son's death is that Tanner was actually a surfer, who at 11 years old had been ranked 22nd in the nation. "He surfed throughout the Great Lakes," said Williams, who founded the Dairyland Surf Classic, the largest freshwater surfing competition in the world. "I've been a surfer for 40 years," he said. "We take calculated risks for the excitement of riding waves. "One thing that I tell young people is take predictable risks," Williams said. . Williams said the risks of surfing are moderated by safety precautions such as leashes connecting surfboards, never surfing alone and wearing wetsuits to fight hypothermia. .. "There's ways all around town to find thrills - and spills. Car surfing isn't one of them," Williams said. "Calculated risks - skateboarding, bicycling, surfing -are all there, great thrills, great adrenaline rushes that you can share with your friends with great pride," he said. Williams, who also works as an EMT, added, "You can stand straight up, both heels together, lock your knees, fall straight backwards on a hard surface and die. So what are you doing at 35 to 40 mph?" Reach Eric Litke at and 453-5119. Weekend Warmups Sheboygan. Live music featuring Reverend Raven (Blues). Also Shrimp Night - home of The Sky-Box Shrimp Boat. Skybox Pub and Grille, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 694-0088 Old Fashion Hymn Sing & Brat Fry Sheboygan. Brats, hamburgers, ice cream, soda and coffee for purchase from 5-6 p.m. Hourlong hymn sing 6 p.m. in the air-conditioned Great Room. Special music will feature Bob and Jane Back-to-school safety lessons await at mall By Patrick L. Delabrue Sheboygan Press Staff It's back-to-school time again. That means children on buses, bikes and on foot crossing busy streets and thoroughfares making their way to school on time. "It's that time of year to remind everyone to be aware and be safe," said Memorial Mall manager Chris Mischo. Memorial Mall will hold its annual Safety Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Area agencies and organizations gather to exhibit information on safety for the family. Exhibitors include Orange Cross Ambulance, Sheboygan Police Department, American Red Cross and St. Nicholas Hospital. Parents are also propping their kids to make it back and forth to school safely. "We urge our students to use the crosswalks and to look both ways when they're crossing streets," said Carta Becker, second-grade teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Sheboygan. "We also tell them to walk in groups or pairs, especially with my second-graders. If they're walking, I'd like to see them with parents or older siblings." Sheboygan resident Dionne Landgraf s 6-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, will start first grade at Grant Elementary. Along with the pragmatic advice of looking both ways before crossing, she tells Brooklyn to make one extra check over her shoulders. Brooklyn's cousin was hit by a car last year after not looking over her shoulder to see if there were cars that were not aware of kids crossing, Landgraf said. Crossing streets carefully, wearing helmets when biking and walking in groups are common-sense tips for students. Making sure they get on the bus is another rule for Denise Stueven of Howards Grove. Stueven said she makes sure her sons, Zach, 12, and Noah, 10, make it on the bus safely. "I watch them all the way as they get on the bus," Stueven said. "I just feel better knowing they safely make it on the bus." Other types of 'surfing1 also dangerous Attempts like the one that resulted in David Weyrens' and Tanner Williams' deaths may be the most prevalent breed of fate-tempting surfing, but they are by no means the only kind. Elevator surfing One dangerous derivation is elevator surfing which involves stopping the elevator between floors, forcing open the access doors and climbing onto the top of the car, riding it as it is called to different floors. Riders have been killed by falling, getting trapped in the access doors and being crushed at the top of the shaft. In the early 1990s, the New York Times reported that several boys, often not even in their teens, died trying to elevator surf, and various . news stories throughout the decade, such as a 1 992 article in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, reported college students who were injured or killed attempting the stunt. Subwaytrain surfing The New York Times told the story of young subway surfers in the Bronx in a 1991 article, but elsewhere in the world, similar pastimes had a stronger and deadlier following. A 1988 Wall Street Journal article by Roger Cohen detailed children and young adults in Rio De Janeiro who gathered in the evenings to go "train surfing," undeterred by the fact that 200 of their number died and 500 were injured in the 18 months before Cohen visited. The surfers generally males aged 1 5 to 25 would ride on top the trains, inches from the electrical cable that ran a few feet above the roof, as they flew down the tracks as fast as 75 mph. Jackson. Campus Life Family Center, Free, 457-2381 History on the Move Oostburg. Monthly slide presentations: Railroads of Sheboygan County. Oostburg Public Library, 1-2:30 p.m., Free (920) 564-2934, End of the Summer Bash Sheboygan. Alien Jane - pop-rock music from an all-girt band kicks out the summer. Wonderful World Coffee House, doors open at 7 p.m.; music from 8-10 p.m., (920) 694-0300

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