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Monday; May 15, 2000 INROP South Bend Tribune C3 a ME&Briefs Students profile in courage wins award STAFF REPORTS As long as I can take advantage of college to become a broader minded person and a real ntellectual, then I think I can pull it off" Buttigieg who has a 15 grade point average, plans v, miend Harvard I'niversuv in the ill to study international relation' and Arabic. He was chosen as Indiana's delegate to the H S Senate Youth Program this veai and has received nfi-mernus other awards. The support of my parents has been amazing" said Buttigieg of lis academic career , And more important than all the help they V given is that they never pushed me ,v ith the possible exception of piano l-ssons." he jokingly added "But m en that has been beneficial because vou need balance in your life Buttigieg s lather is an English professor at the University of Notre Dame, where his mother also works as a palt-time English professor and aitist Im sure that made a difference in developing who I have become, Buttigieg said And while Buttigieg said he realizes politics is "a tricky business, he added. I think any person who can stick to their beliefs and remember what theyre all about even though the power and temptation of corruption is presented, can really speak for the people. Its a tremendous challenge, a kmd of sexy challenge, but 1 want to give it a try" By DELORES PATTERSON Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND In a political climate where there is a lot of posturing, maneuvering, power struggles and corruption, its very hard to find a person of integrity and courage. Nevertheless, Peter Buttigieg came up with such a person. His research into Independent Congressman Bemie Sanders of Vermont led the valedictorian of St Josephs High School to the winning entry in the national John E Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest The award is named for President Kennedys 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage, which recounts stories of eight U.S. political figures who risked their careers to fight for what they believed in. The contest invites high school students to write about a current political issue at the local, state or national level and an elected official who is acting courageously to address that issue. The senior won $3,000 and will be honored by Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg and other members of President Kennedys family during a ceremony in Boston on May 22. His essay on Sanders, who has taken politically risky stands including strong support for gun control and same-sex marriages, was chosen from more than 600 submissions from across the nation. It takes a lot of courage to just call yourself socialist in todays political climate, when were not too far along from when socialists couldnt get a job, let alone an office, Buttigieg said. So right away that Glory of Rome riverboat casino. The 228-acre farm southwest of Louisville, Ky. is owned by Harold Yeager and Maurice Haas. They agreed to sell the land to Caesars on Wednesday If the two sides can complete the sale within 40 days, Caesars could break ground this summer and open the course by the summer of 2002, said Barry Morris, the companys general manager and chief operating officer. Park Place Entertainment Inc., Caesars parent company also had considered another nearby farm, but locally elected leaders opposed that site. UPLAND Retiring president gets Sagamore honor Gov. Frank OBannon has named retiring Taylor University President Jay Kesler a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor bestowed by the state of Indiana. Indiana first lady Judy OBannon presented Kesler with the award Saturday, praising his work on a state committee promoting community service. Kesler retires June 30 from his post as the Christian colleges president. David J. Gyertson, whos the current president of Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., has been chosen as his successor. HANOVER College receives gift of $6.4 million The late daughter of a steel company magnate has willed $6.4 million to Hanover College one of the largest gifts in the schools history Dora Donner Ides gift will help support Hanover Colleges $30 million capital improvements campaign. The gift is designated for the colleges endowment. Ide, a Columbus, Ind., native, died in December 1998 at age 82. Though she wasnt a Hanover college alum, Ide left the money to the college because it was the alma mater of her father early 20th century steel magnate William Henry Donner. After he sold his interest in his steel company, Donner became one of Hanovers most generous donors. He was responsible for the colleges first major capital improvements program in the 1930s and 40s. Hanover, located near Madison, is a private college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. It has about 1,100 students. ELIZABETH Caesars selects site for golf course Caesars Indiana will turn a farm into a golf course for patrons of its policy, economics and international relations. There are a lot of ways of attack ing politics. he said. Particularly in journalism, but actually getting down there in the mud and kind ot hash mg it out and working through things, thats how ou get at the heart of matters. The 18-year-old said theres so much grumbling in politics and so little action, no one gets out there and does anything. It just seems like an arena where I can really make a difference, he said. It's obviously a very troubled arena and poisoned but at the same time you can do so much in it if you have the energy and a Little idealism left over Buttigieg said the White House is appealing and he loves what he saw locally when he spent a day with Mayor Stephen Luecke last year. "If there was that type of simplicity of purpose in national politics and internationally it would do so much to bring us together, he said, noting that national politics is the arena in which he wants to work. It's a tough lifestyle, but I think I can do it, he said. Talk about a culmination of everything that youve learned. Buttigieg added. You have to use research skills to explore an issue to make sure you really know what you're talking about. You need personal skills and listening skills to get to know someone, to make sure the people you represent trust you and to work with staff. You also need the will to get things done and verbal skills to persuade other people of what youre doing and to articulate your views. with fewer our ponds. We survey nest boxes to see what type of birds we have and how many of their eggs hatch, Le-manski said. We do have bluebirds in some boxes this year. Instead of spraying inexpensive, but toxic, copper sulfate to control algae on the courses ponds and risking v. ater hazards, Lemanski uses an organic product called Microbe-Lift, that uses naturally occurring microbes to keep the water chemistry in balance. Fertilizers may be the slow release form that minimize the leaching of nitrogen into the subsoil. Knollwood is the 227th golf course Advertisement Peter Buttigieg really catches your eye. Sanders was elected on the Socialist ticket in 1990 but serves as an Independent in Congress. Buttigieg said Sanders is inspiring because he is also a force of compromise. Even though hes socialist, hes not an extremist And a lot of times hes actually trying to pull Democrats and Republicans together fix" some common interests, he explained. In his essay, the senior said that. Above all, I commend Bernie Sanders for giving me an answer to those who say American young people see politics as a cesspool of corruption, beyond redemption. I have heard that no sensible young person today would want to give his or her life to public service. I can personally assure you this is untrue. Buttigieg, who grew up in a politically conscious family, finds himself being most passionate about social wildlife, birds and mammals that are making a comeback, he said. The chemicals that are being produced now are much more environmentally friendly, he said. Lemanski concurred. You can have nice turf without using a lot of (chemicals), said Lemanski, who got his degree in turf-grass management and horticulture at North Carolina State University The Michiana Garden Club is going to be putting up birdhouses in for us, he said. We have a Girl Scout troop planting a butterfly garden. The certification requires a con tinued effort. We do water testing of Advertisement Golf courses greening up environmental image To reach Delores Patterson: dpattersonsbtinfo.com (219) 235-6176 chemicals in the world to be designated as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuarv since the program began in 1991. Zeh said 49 golf courses in Indiana and 93 in Michigan are registering with Audubon International's program. Seventeen courses in Indiana and 35 in Michigan have completed at least one of the sLx requirements required to become designated as an Audubon sanctuarv: Tribune PnottvBARBARA AUJSON Wayne Lemanski, grounds superintendent at Knollwood Country Club in Granger, discusses the environmentally friendly practices that recently earned the golf course honors from Audubon International. SHARPER IMAGE Trimming nose and ear hair has never been easier. Advertisement - m to n b ) By WAYNE FALDA Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND The precept that golf courses are chemical hot spots is being revised by a shift in turf management practices that began in the mid- to late 1980s, industry officials say Evidence of that shift came in the form of a fancy certificate mailed by Audubon International to the Knoll-wood Country Club that recognizes Knollwoods efforts to become environmentally conscious. We are only the third golf course in Indiana to be certified," said Wayne C. Lemanski, Knollwood grounds superintendent. Audubon International is not to be conftised with the National Audubon Society The two are distinctly separate organizations with separate missions, spokespeople for both organizations say If you see the name Audubon on a golf course, it definitely means that it is not the National Audubon Society, said John Bianchi spokesman for the National Audubon Society. However, it is possible for golf courses to become more environmentally friendly, just as its possible for anyone who oversees the land to be a better steward of the land, he said. The National Audubon Society was incorporated in 1905; Audubon International was incorporated in the late 1980s. Joellen Zeh, Audubon International staff ecologist, said her organizations golf course certification program 6 making inroads to help golf courses reduce their pesticide use. Its successful and its working, she said. Her groups certification is based on all of the ways Knollwood has been addressing topics such as wildlife habitat, water quality, pest management and pesticide reduction all environmental considerations that had not been the golf industrys strongest suit years ago. When we see a weed, we just dont run right out and spray it, Lemanski said, echoing the new attitude in golf course management. Everybody is used to everything being perfectly groomed, he said. We are now creating a habitat for birds and some of the wildlife on our course Tee?, fairways and greens are manicured well, like a golf course. But areas out of play may be left wild. At Knollwood, for example, half of the perimeter of a pond near the clubhouse is mowed to the waters edge. But across the pond, tall plants and .,VV Hr "i V for wildlife. That is just not the case any more, said Zac Reicher, turf grass extension specialist at Purdue University. The change has been occurring gradually over the past 10 to 15 years, he said, noting that the same shift has occurred throughout society, whether it is golf courses or landscaping or field crops. The evidence can be seen especially with the surging populations of fuSB) ilm Woolley in South Bend even weeds are growing right up to the bank. It creates a corridor to the wooded area for the animals, he said. Ducks and geese use the pond. Butterflies flapped along the edge of the pond, as Lemanski drove past. "We have frogs, turtles and fish in the ponds, he remarked. Wood duck houses are planned in the future. Its a contrast to the old days when golf courses were dangerous places 1 HAUOFFAMl. TO NOTRC DAME Need a Sunburst Entry Form? Call CityLine at 674-0900, category 6262, or visit us online at www.sunburst.org Saturday, June 10, 2000 Marathon, 10K & 5K runs, race walk, fun walk, kids race Area Turbo-Groomer is the best way to neatly I trim away unsightly hair from your nose and ears. 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