The Times-News from Twin Falls, Idaho on May 14, 2005 · 15
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The Times-News from Twin Falls, Idaho · 15

Twin Falls, Idaho
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Saturday, May 14, 2005
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Magic V, Inside Obituaries C2 Comics C6 Movies C7 City Editor. Matthew Brady, 735-3234 The Times-News Saturday, May 14, 2005 Section G Your Weekend Groeo fights airoort relocation Delegation dispute: Idaho lawmakers don't want bases closed down. Page C3 LLEY ...... - J , Big boys' toys What: Anderson's 4x4 Daredevils will present their monster truck show. When: 7:30 p.m. today. Doors open at 5:30. Where: Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer. How much: Advance tickets, which are $15 for adults and $9 for kids 2 to 12, are available at Napa Auto Parts in Twin Falls. Tickets purchased at the gate are $16 for adults and $12 for children. If Saturday's show is rained out, it will be rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Like a song What Ronnie Milsap will-perform in Jackpot. Where: Cactus Petes Resort Casino. When: 8 and 10 p.m. today. How much: Tickets, which are $25, $30 and $35, can be reserved by phoning 800). 821-1103. Circles of life What: Blaine County's Footlight Dance Centre will present "The Circle of Life" A Dance Celebration of African Tales." Where: Wood River High School auditorium, Hailey. When: 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. How much: Tickets, which are $5, are available in advance at Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum and Iconoclast Bookstore in Hailey. Idaho bluegrass What: Strings Attached will play a blend of Idaho bluegrass and old-time spring band music. Where: O'Dunken Draught House, 102 Main Ave. N., Twin Falls. When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. today. How much: No cover charge. Name: I J KampW. Dugger y j . Description: j 5 feet 7 : I r. Inches tall, 125 pounds, ' , blond hair, : blue eyes. Wanted for: Delivery of a controlled substance. The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Department asks anyone with information about Dugger's whereabouts to call 735-1911 or Crime Stoppers at 732-5387, where you can remain anonymous and might be eligible a for a cash reward. Camas County organization lists numerous problems By Kathleen L. Turner For The Times-News HAILEY Relocating Friedman Memorial Airport to a proposed location in Camas County won't happen without a fight A group called Preserve the Camas Prairie is organizing to bar Blaine County from moving its airport across county lines in search of 600 acres of open space. A site north of Highway 20 in Camas County is under consideration, but as Friedman's site selection committee moves closer to a recommendation, defenders of the Camas Prairie are gathering support They are under increasing pressure, es : ) 1 J 95. -i i ) 1 : , Letlcla Deltoro relaxes at the student union building after finishing her j Pocatetler Deltoro was waiting for Skateboarding ban draws By Heather Pilkinton Jimes-News correspondent , 'J j t.V 'U VVkVjU GOODING -V About 20 young skateboarders gathered in front of the Gooding County Courthouse Friday chanting, Dont hate those who skate. They held signs and made themselves known to passing motorists to protest Gooding's ban on public skateboarding! The ban has been in eftect for about a week, said skateboarder KC McDaniel. "We can't skate anywhere but in our driveways," said McDaniel. "We're getting punished for something we didn't do." McDaniel is referring to a rash of vandalism at various locations around Gooding. Gooding Police Chief Jeff Perry said someone had spray painted "GTV," a skateboarder symbol, on numerous businesses and private properties, including a city police car and the LDS Church. But the spray painting was not the only reason for the pub lic ban on skateboarding, Perry said. "Several businesses had al lowed the skateboarders to use their parking lots," he said, adding that there was trash such as cigarette butts and water bottles left behind. He went on to say that many places finally quit allowing skateboarders to access their property. Perry also said that the skate boarders, would, block, public access to sidewalks, forcing Four line up to represent Filer School District By John E. Swayze Times-News correspondent HOLLISTER Filer School District residents who plan on participating in school board elections next week will have several candidates from which to choose An audience of parents and district patrons gathered at the Hollister Elementary ' School gymnasium Thursday evening -to meet the three man and oner woman running to represent pecially after the Bellevue Triangle sites were eliminated from consideration Dave Conrad, director of Preserve the Camas Prairie, heads a coalition of Camas County residents and landowners who feel their concerns have not been properly addressed by the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority. The coalition has secured legal representation by the national law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to represent its position regarding site selection ' "We have tried for months to indicate the site selection process has left out due process of the site selection study," Conrad told the Wood River Journal in a recent phone interview. Finally the bus to take her back to her hometown of Burley for the summer. '"'. . I'. ' , vs .. i I J f r 1 r h KC McDaniel, left, holding the sign that reads 'skate don't wait,' protests the city of Gooding's skateboarding ban along with several other youths Friday. people to walk around them "We were just getting too many calls," Perry said. Skateboarding is now banned on all public thoroughfares in Gooding. Perry noted that skateboarding can take place on private property if the skaters have the owners permission. , Yet the protesters say they simply want to be able Zone 5 on the Filer School Board. During the short forum each candidate was given 5 minutes to present their credentials for the job and elaborate on some high points or concerns regarding the Filer School District Only a short time ago, low test scores and student enrollment made Hollister Elementary - School a topic of heated debate. But due to the efforts of an advi- ory committee formed in 2004, and made up of parents, teach u There is a perfectly good airport in Twin (Falls). Imagine the impact 80,000 airplane departures a year would have on the Camas Prairie. Dave Conrad, director of Preserve the Camas Prairie "That left us unrepresented, not being part of Blaine County." Conrad referred to the site selection committee as "powerless" and a "stacked deck finished last final at the Idaho State University on Thursday afternoon In I ' ; ' I X. '- f ' ' ; -J--'" v-.f iV -.-Jit I I u to skateboard. "I like to skateboard," said Brandon Stout "It shouldn't be a crime." "The city really needs to build a skate park," McDaniel said. Perry said construction of a skate park had been considered by the Gooding City Council, but the city didn't want to invest the money to only have it ers and administration, a renewed emphasis on improving reading and math scores, along with promoting the academic benefits of a small school environment, has made Hollister's future seem a little brighter. Later that year, for example, results from the spring Idaho Standards Achievement Test showed that the school was on the way to being removed from the state's so-called "needs improvement list under the No Child Left Behind Act who knew they would agree to get the airport out of Hailey." Conrad said the coalition felt the airport authority had "no interest in the welfare of the people of Camas County," which is what led them to seek legal counsel. "We're glad that they (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) can dissect the slantness in the mechanisms the board has installed," Conrad said. "This is totally absurd," he continued. "There is a perfectly good airport in Twin (Falls). Imagine the impact 80,000 airplane departures a year would have on the Camas Prairie. This is huge." Conrad further noted that site 13, the site most objected to by Preserve the Camas Prairie, has recently been rezoned for 156 home sites. While no homes are under construction as yet, Conrad said water infrastructure is in and the Department of Envi- AP photo protests HEATHER PIUUNTONTht trashed by the people using it "We need to know the skateboarders are going to take responsibility," Perry said. In defense of the skateboarders, however, Peny said he knew not all of them were responsible for the vandalism and trash. "There are probably four to six kids causing the problems," the police chief said. "The rest are just getting the blame for it" Scores showed that students were achieving well above the 40 percentile. In math, 77 percent of third- and fourth-grade students scored higher than the required minimum of 51 percent In reading, 70 percent beat the state minimum of 66 percent and 75 percent were above the state language minimum of 66 percent These, 'n addition to a new preschool and a current population of 72 students, are some Please see SCHOOL, Page C4 r ft v ; ronmental Quality has approved the sewer plans. He was unsure whether any roads had yet been paved. Conrad also noted that 30 homes in nearby Willow Creek are already built. ; The coalition believes those residents, along with the new development plans, are being ignored in the site selection process. The 21 -page document prepared by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher lists a flawed process, insufficient facts, weather constraints, proximity to ground transportation, wetlands, water resources and biotic communities, among others, as reasons to oppose location of the airport at site 13, or anywhere else, on the Camas Prairie. Kathleen L Turner is a reporter with the Wood River Journal, a weekly newspaper, based in Hailey. Graduate prevails despite pain By Julie Pence Times-News writer FAIRFIELD On the way to Twin Falls from Fairfield 10 years ago, Kristen Weatherly, her brother and his friend and her aunt were in a devastating head-on crash with a drunk driven The result was that 8-year-old Kristen suffered broken bones, internal injuries and brain trauma, while the boys each had a broken back. Her aunt sustained shoulder and heart injuries. Kristen's injuries would cost her much time in physical rehabilitation, and her mother worked with her for years to help her regain her memory. Then adding to the resulting chronic pain of the accident, when Kristen was 15 she was diagnosed with spina bifada. The genetic disorder, which causes her left leg to go numb, in many ways is a bigger problem than her injuries. But Kristen refused to let her physical problems stop her from being an athlete. '. "I love sports," she said. Kristen's parents, friends and teachers say a lesser person might have caved into the pain or fear of more injury. "She's an inspiration to the o ther girls," said her mom, Mona Weatherly. Despite risking more back injuries either through being hit or by falling, no way was Kristen going to give up the rough-and-tumble game of volleyball. Her position all through high school was that of setter, which is the player who relays the ball to others to hit over the net "She loved sports more than she hated the back pain," said coach Becky Skinner, who had cleared everything with Kristen's parents and doctors. Skinner said from time to time it has been hard to watch Kristen on the court "I just know she had to be really careful out on the floor" Skinner said. "Her back hurt a lot She had to learn how to roll right how to protect herself. She spent a lot of time icing her, back" But Skinner says there's never been a time when Kristen sat out a match because of pain. When basketball season came along, however, Kristen knew it would be foolhardy to expose herself to fast-paced shoving matches, flinging arms and sharp elbows. So, she became a team manager. . It was a huge sacrifice, but "I had to learn to accept life as it is," Kristen said. "I don't sit there and say this is so unfair. Bad things happen to everybody." Her best friend "since diapers" Danielle GoodeU, said, "Kristen has a tendency to get frustrated. If she does something wrong, she's really hard on herself." Goodell said Kristen's drive to be involved in sports is hum- bling. "Whenever I get frustrated in sports, I'm reminded I should keep playing. If she could play in all sports, she would. Even if the team was bad or we didn't like the coach, she'd still play, no matter what" Goodell said. Kristen, who is graduating with a 4.0 grade-point average intends to study radiology at Boise State University.

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