The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on October 8, 2000 · 24
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Sunday, October 8, 2000
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8B The Gazette, Sun., Oct. 8, 2000 Child Advocate Awards go to 3 Agency honors Cedar Rapidians Gazette news service CEDAR RAPIDS - Alternative Services Child Advocate Awards for 2000 go to three Cedar Rapidians. The recipients Julianne Beckett, John Brandt and Johnny McMurray will be honored at an Oct. 29 brunch. The awards were developed in 1998 to increase public awareness of the problems of at-risk children by honoring those "who ap ply their energy, creativity and wisdom to improve the lives of Iowas children, according to Jon Dusek, chairman of the Al-Julianne temative Ser- Beckett vices board of Family Voices directors, founder Beckett will receive the Childrens Voice award for her efforts to promote the interests of children through public policy. GreatA-merica Leasing Corp. is the corporate sponsor of her award. Beckett is the founder and now national policy director for Family Voices, a national, grass-roots clearinghouse for information about the health care of children with special needs. Beckett rose to national prominence in the early 1980s while attempting to obtain government support so she could care for .y- John Brandt Linn County human resources management her ventilator-dependent daughter, Katie, at home rather than keep her in a hospital, as Medicaid regulations then required. Eventually Beckett won the fight, transforming how families can care for children with special health care needs. Most recently, Beckett has been establishing family-to-fam-ily health information centers in every state. The centers help families and professionals find resources and information about child health care. Brandt, in his job with Linn County Department of Human Resources Management, oversees the delivery of services to children, and the indigent, elderly and people with disabili- UNI Womens Studies gets grant on violence prevention Gazette news service CEDAR FALLS The University of Northern Iowa Womens Studies program has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will fund a 20-month project establishing pro-, active programs to reduce violence against women on campus. Annette Lynch, director of the undergraduate program in Womens Studies at UNI, says the project will focus on prevention rather than victim services. Lynch serves as project director for the grant. The programming, scheduled to begin in November, will fund two staff positions reporting to Julie Thompson, coordinator of UNI Substance, Sexual Abuse Services. In the last few years, weve made a number of strides in improving sendees for sexual assault survivors," said Thompson. The grant will allow us to When you become a jify Mason ... the whole family benefits. Tnft Interested? ties. He will receive the Professional Child Advocate Award, which is sponsored by McLeod-USA. Brandt is involved in efforts that have brought about protective home-care aides who educate parents and provide support to avoid child abuse and keep children in their homes; day-care services that prepare at-risk children for success in school; child care outside standard work hours; and youth services that help young people manage their time positively. Nominated by the Linn County Board of Supervisors, Brandt has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of services for children. McMurray, the boxing coach for Jane Boyd Community House, will receive Johnny McMurray Jane Boyd boxing coach the Volunteer Child Advocate Award. The award is sponsored by Rockwell Collins. McMurrays role at Jane Boyd goes far beyond a boxing coach. His boxers build selfesteem and learn discipline and self-control. For more than 25 years, McMurray has coached and been a confidant to scores of kids. Many see him as a father or a big brother. Nominated by Quaker Oats, where he works, McMurray sees the need for adults to mentor kids. He spends 25 to .30 hours a week with youths. Also this year, two posthumous citations will also be given in memory of James Chicken Maddox and Paul Roehs, both of whom were well-known in Cedar Rapids for their work with children. The awards will be presented at Alternative Services Child Advocate Brunch at Elm-crest Country Club, a fund-raiser to benefit the agencys Anita Daniels Memorial Fund. The fund helps high-risk young people prepare for jobs and supports their vocational efforts through educational scholarships. Two scholarships to Kirkwood Community College students will be presented at the brunch. For brunch tickets, $35 each, call Alternative Services development office, (319) 373-8987, ext. 21. Advance reservations are required. proactively focus on preventing gender-based violence. I am particularly excited about expanded outreach to men. The project was initiated by then-student Amymarie Moser, who approached Lynch last year with a series of ideas about how violence could be prevented on the UNI campus. Many of those ideas made their way into the grant proposal. What is special about this proposal is the level of student involvement in both its creation and implementation, said Lynch. She said that Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) voted to formally endorse the project last spring. Dan Steren-chuk, NISG president, was trained to help implement the Mentors in Violence Prevention component of the grant, a program that uses male leaders on campus as violence prevention mentors to other male students. Mizpah Lodge 639 Call 319-393-7303 BULLETIN BOARD Its Your Business Meetings this week of public, taxspending agencies and Cedar Rapids mayors schedule. Send information to Ifs Your Business, P.0. Box 511, Cedar Rapids 52406; or fax (319) 398-5846. MONDAY 8:30 a.m. Linn County Board of Supervisors, work session, Linn County Administrative Office Building. 4:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Community school board, work session, Educational Service Center. 7 p.m. Coggon City Council, City Hall. 7 p.m. Fairfax Planning and Zoning, City Hall. 7 p.m. Fairfax Public Library Board, Fairfax library. 7 p.m. Marion Independent school board, work session, school district administrative offices. 7 p.m. Marion Public Library Board, Marion library. 7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Community school board, Educational Service Center. 7:30 p.m. Walker City Council, City Hall. TUESDAY 7:30 a.m. Marion Historic Preservation Commission, City Hall. 8:30 a.m. Cedar Rapids City Council, informal session. City Hall. 8:30 a.m. Linn County Board of Supervisors, informal session, Linn County Administrative Office Building. 12 p.m. Linn County Department of Human Resources Management Advisory Board, Witwer Building. 12:30 p.m. Linn County Commission of Veteran Affairs, Linn County Administrative Office Building Annex. 5:30 p.m. Ushers Ferry Historic Village Commission, village hotel. 6 p.m. Fairfax City Council, City Hall. 7 p.m. Linn County Conservation Board, special meeting, Conser-vationEngineering Building, Marion. 7 p.m. Linn CountyCedar Rapids Continuum of Care planning, informational meeting, Cedar Rapids Library. 7 p.m. Marion Planning and Zoning Commission, City Hall. WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Linn County Community Empowerment Executive Committee, United Way. 9 a.m. Cedar Rapids City Council, City Hall. tJJa.m. Linn County Board of Supervisors, Linn County Administrative Office Building. 2 p.m. Metro Electrical Board of Examiners, Hiawatha City Hall. 4 p.m. Marion Public Service Board, Marion Public Services. 5 p.m. Manon Park Board, Manon Parks Department. 7 p.m. Marion Tree Board, Marion Parks Department. THURSDAY 10 a.m. Linn County Developmental Disabilities Services Coalition, ARC of East Central Iowa. 1 p.m. ECICOG Solid Waste Technical Advisory Committee, ECf-COG Office, Cedar Rapids. 3 p.m. Linn County Decategorization Executive Committee, United Way. 4 p.m. Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission, City Hall. 7 p.m. Linn County Board of Supervisors with the Linn County Mayors, Disaster Recovery Ordinance meeting, Linn County Administrative Office Building. FRIDAY 8:30 a.m. Linn County Mental Health Services Planning Committee, Abbe Center for Community Mental Health. 1:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids City Council, agenda planning session, City Hall. UNI gift-planning Gazette news service CEDAR FALLS Randy Rumery has joined the University of Northern Iowa Foundation staff as the director of gift planning. His primary duties will be the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major planned gifts for the benefit of Neighborhoods Meetings this week of local neighborhood associations. JVIONDAY 7 p.m. Kenwood Park Neighborhood Association, Kenwood Park United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. Lincolnway Village Neighborhood Association, Four Oaks. 7 p.m. Oakhill Jackson Neighborhood Association, Jane Boyd Community House. TUESDAY 7 p.m. Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association, Johnson Elementary School. THURSDAY 7 p.m. Noelridge Park Neighborhood Association, Noelridge Baptist Church. SATURDAY 8 a.m. Mound View Neighborhood Association, Central Park Presbyterian Church. Camp Tanager Camp Tanager is administered by I Tanager Place j 1 of Cedar Rapids 5s I n for children who I II II I would otherwise I ykiy I not attend any camp. Contributions may be sent to Tanager Place, in care of The Gazette, Cedar Rapids 52406, or delivered to The Gazette cashier. All names should be pnnted clearly and the telephone number of the donor should be included. Previously reported $6,718.78 To Camp Tanager for Diabetes Camp from Evelyn and Howard Cropp $100.00 In memory of my wife, Shieia Turecek, on our 48th wedding anniversary Oct. 11, 1952, from Bob $20.00 Total so far $6,838.78 Fiscal 20002001 goal $45,000 Yet to be received $38,161.22 Senior Citizens SENIOR DINING Menus from Witwer Senior Center: Monday: pork chop; Tuesday: cook's choice; Wednesday: birthday menu roast beef; Thursday: Octo-berfest bratwurst and sauerkraut; Friday: chicken; Saturday: closed for Boomers 50 events; Sunday: mea-tloaf. Meals are for people 60 and older, and spouses of any age. All menus are subject to change. Call 398-5559 or l-(800) 332-5934 for the meal site nearest you. SENIOR ACTIVITIES Witwer Senior Center, 305 Second Ave. SE, 398-3636. Monday, quilting bee at 9 a.m., semor-robics at 9:45 a.m., bridge at 11 a.m., canasta at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, pinochle tournament at 9:30 a.m., Agnes and her accordion, bingo at 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, quilting bee at 9 a.m., watercolor painting and creative writing at 9:30 a.m., crafts at 10 a.m., Wednesday cards at 12:30 p.m., SHIIP at 1 p.m.; Thursday, October-fest, semor-robics at 9:45 a.m., 500 tournament at 10 a.m., bingo at 12:30 p.m.; Friday, kmtcrochet and scrabble at 10 a.m., Hand & Foot Canasta at 1 p.m. Marion Senior Center, 377-3221: Monday, dance to the O'Deens at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Bob Zeman and exercises at 11 a.m.; Wednesday, 500 tournament at 10 a.m., line dancing at 1 p.m.; Thursday, games at 10 a.m.; Friday, pinochle at 10 a.m. Ambroz Senior Center, 2000 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, 398-5065. director hired UNI students. Rumery brings with him six years of experience as director of major and planned gifts at Central College in Pella. In addition, he has more than 20 years of experience in financial careers, including lending, marketing, management and financial planning. WELCOME TO THE TEAM! IOWA REALTY is pleased to announce the addition of David Gage to our team of real estate professionals. Give David a call today! IfcwRealty Time Check Recreation Center, 1131 Fifth St. NW, 398-5264. Lincoln congregate meals, 18th Avenue and Ninth Street SW, 362-9217: Monday, Bob Zeman; Friday, games. Ely congregate meals, 8484140: Monday, Site Council after lunch; Tuesday, euchre at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bob Zeman; Thursday, games; Friday, pinochle at 10:30 a.m. Mount Vemon-Usbon Congregate Meal Site, Southeast Linn Community Center, 108 S. Washington, Lisbon, 455-2844. Palo Congregate Meal Site: Monday, show & tell; Tuesday, cards and games; Wednesday, Kitchen Klatter Band; Thursday, 500 cards; Friday, games. Hiawatha congregate meals, 81 Emmons St., 3939348: Wednesday, closed; Thursday, Frank Buhr; Friday, line dancing. Center Point Congregate Meal Site, 849-2266. WednesdayFriday, 500 and bridge St. Marks United Methodist Church, 4700 Johnson Ave. NW, 396-7770. Wednesday, bingo. Graduates Information appears as it was supplied to The Gazette. UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IOWA CITY The following Eastern Iowa students graduated recently from the University of Iowa: Anamosa Dawnette Jamison, MA, educationschool counseling; Dianna Ball, MA, education; Atalissa Jennifer Lemkau, BA, English; Belle Plaine Dean Bostian, BA, history; Bernard Stacy O'Dell, BSN; Cascade Shannon Walsh, BBA, marketing, BS, sport, health, leisure and physical studies; Cedar Rapids David Anderson, BBA, management information systems; Kelly Blahnik, BBA, management information systems; Marcie Burkart, BA, social work; Timothy Butz, BA, political science; Jennifer Byrne, BA, anthropology, with high distinction; Michael Cash, BM, with honors; Mary Jo Henry, BSN, with honors; James Henshaw, MPH; Min Seok Kang, BA, communication studies; Joseph Kramer, MA, educationschool counseling; Kimberly Kroeger, BA, communication studies; Erin McMaster, BA, art; Tiffany Miller, MA, library and information science; Debahuti Mishra, BBA, management information systems; Jill Muehe, BA, English; Benjamin Murphy, BA, art; Gretchen Nau, BA, an-thropologyancient civilization, with honors; Erewyn Remington, MA, social studies; Christine Shea, BA, psychology; Josephine Jing-Ping Wang Su, JD; Tara Hawkins, MA, education; Stephanie Van Hou, MA, edu-cationsubstance abuse counseling; Heidi Weber, MA, library and information science; Sara Wenger, BA, Asian languages and literature; Jan-ine Mahraun, BS, sport, health, leisure and physical studies; Megan Martin, BA, English; Central City Neustel-Abbott, MSN, family nurse practitioner; Coralville Yeh-Fong Chen, Ph.D., statistics; Emily Dou-cet, MA, educationsubstance abuse counseling; Andrea Grabe, BA, computer science; Yaseen Ahmed Hayajneh, Ph.D, nursing; Erin Jahnel, BA, art; Changhoon Kim, LLM, international and comparative law; Benjamin Kritsonis, BA, psychology; Brett Lagerblade, MA, education; Joseph Mucherera, MA, Third World development support; Seong-Joon Park, LLM, international and comparative law; Kan Qiu, MCS; Amy Sales, BA, communication studies, with distinction; Laura Slezak, BS, sport, health, leisure and physical studies; Leiji Liu, MS, civil and environmental engineenngwater resources; William Martin, BA, biochemistry; Decorah Andrew Can-tine, BA, philosophy; Judy Leuenberger, BA, anthropology; Sarah Tekippe, BA, art; Stephanie Waechter, BSN; Dyersville Jill ANYTIME ANYWHERE Now you can do your banking anytime, from anywhere, with Banklowas Online Banking Online Banking is available day or night from your home, your office or while youre on the road. Its convenient anytime anywhere. lowts Hometown Bent' Member tsif FDIC art's Hnmntnwn Rank Mormann, MHA; Bret OberbroeckF ing, BBA, finance; Epworth Kristi ; Klein, BSN; Farmersburg Beth 1 Kutzbach, BA, biochemistry; Garrison Lisa Gihring, BA, RussianErv - glish, with honors; Gladbrook J Jessica Buskohl, BA, psychology; Hawkeye Heidilyn Mcleish, BSN; Hiawatha Melissa Harbaugh-Ad-ams, MA, geography; Independence Diana Risk, Ph.D, Spanish; Iowa-City Jamie Albrecht, BA, Spanish; , Dawn Allen, MSN, aduttgerontologi-, - cal nurse practitioner; Carin Cline, BA, elementary education; Amy Crowe, BA, psychology; Jennifer , Dreckman, BA, psychologyEnglish; Rashmi Goel, BS, psychology; Lezlie-Hall, Ph.D, English; Angela Knight, -' BA, psychology; Rachel Loria, BA, ek . ementary education, with distinction;. Betty Mitchell, BS, health occupa- . tions education; Nazia Qidwai, BA, .. economics; Venkatesh Raghavendra, , MS, mechanical engineering; Carlos Rodriguez, BA, art; Jennifer Stilphen-', Wildes, BA, elementary education; ' Cristina Vintila, BS, psychology; Jill ' ' Weber, BBA, management; Lisa Wie-: dow, BS, sport, health, leisure and . physical studies; Ann Wilke, Ph.D, , German; Renee Willemsen, MBA; . Heather Williams, MATEnglish edi . cation; Laura Wolf, MA, library and I , information science; Jialin Yu, MA, y ' economics; Andrew Zimmerman, BA, 7 English; Paul Harding, MFA, English;' Kalona Julia Stutzman, MPA; Marion Julie Boettcher, MBA; Bri-; ,-an Brown, BS, actuarial science; Steven Drahozal, JD; Heather Liven-j good, MAT, English education; Laura Ramsey, MSN, pediatric nurse prac-'. ' titioner; Zachary Simpson, JD; Mono- na Paula Thornton, MSN, adultgerontological nurse practitio- ner; Montezuma Janice Phelps, MA, educationschool counseling; Montour Trra Hines, BSN; Mount -Vernon Jolene Bena, BA, En-glishart; Karl Yeats, BA, communi-' ; cation studies; Muscatine Beth Allen, BBA, management; Angela Cemy, BA, history; Robert Fiedler III,' . BA, journalism and mass commune-. cationEnglish; Tim Reed, MBA; Kris; -tie Weber, BBA, management infer- . mation systems; Myra Weber, JD; ' , North Liberty Mary Kent. BFA, art; Steven Pokomy, MA, educa- . tionEnglish education; Amanda Swope, BA, communication studies; Norway Carrie Stephens, BA, , Russian; Parnell Patrick Meade, . ; MA, educationeducational adminis-, , tration; Riverside James Tener, . MA, music; Denise Townsend, MA, ' educationschool counseling; Row-,' ' ley Teresa Krone, MSN, family nurse practitioner; Ryan Dawn - Gaffney, BA, religion; Solon Co- lette Vidal, BA, English; Sumner David Weber, BS, sport, health, lei- sure and physical studies. Reunions Items for this column must be . ; submitted in writing to The Gazette's t Metro-lowa Desk by noon Thursday for publication in the following Sun- day's paper. Military and school re- UT unions only. The Gazette's annual "Where Are They Now" directory of school reunions is online: www.lo- ' - t USS BRISTOL COUNTY Former crew members of USS : Bristol County will hold a reunion Oct. 26 to 29 in San Diego, Calif. ; . Contact Jay O'Connell, 2339 Nan- , . tucket Dr., Sun City Center, FI 33573. USS NEWMAN K. PERRY Former crew members of USS Newman K. Perry will hold a reunion-Oct. 26 to 29 in Mystic, Conn. Contact Rex Carter, 1902 Cedar Ridge Circle, Ennis, TX 75119; (972) . , . 875-1572. vc-12 ; Former members of VC-12 will ; : hold a reunion Oct. 26 to 29 in Nor-' ; folk, Va. Contact Robert Marvin, 7244 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, NY 14094; (716) 434-1207. - - With Online Banking you can-Check balances Access account history Transfer funds between accounts Pay bills and much more Stop by and Sign Up Today! David Gage 378-6844 1-800-433-0285 i f

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