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$1TINEL TRIBUNE =00gle Scout -- ,fition of their par- SUpport. the mew children pre- their parents with me framed photo col- featured a photo gle Scout badge ted bv photos of ad each of his five d the other had a  the young medallion sur- lby photos of Lois r five daughters. ebOys also gave their a Watch inscribed sods; Five Eagles: 40.31. They gave nOther a necklace of in flight. OUgh their children ched this goal. the Omews will still be t in Scouting in the From page 1 future. Lois is Scout Committee Chair for Troop 310 in Marshall and Darrell has been serving as assis- tant Scout Master in Marshall. A year ago he received the "Tooth of Times" award from the Buffalo Ridge District for his many years of involve- ment in the Scouting pro- gram. Most recently he accepted the challenge to work with a scout troop in Worthington whose scout master has been deployed to Iraq. Their oldest son, Darrell Eugene is serving as Varsity Leader for Team 310 in Marshall, and Sheldon is serving as Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 310. b '.=Bartholomew with his eagle award, red news briefs- '--At a "I eetin abuildin ermit t,, recent couno m g g p led, for Leroy Baumgard for a shed to house a IL :: taumgard, present at the meeting, said that ding isn t done and that he plans to add a door  er the building with a vinyl siding. The permit reviewed at the January 20 meeting. tton  The Sugar Bowl championship game Y between Louisiana State and the Oklahoma , Was of special interest to the Bill Behrends. 1,_ ie, Carol (Behrends) Davidson is married to the "raa Defense coach, Bob Stoops of Norman, OK. *rtli " " ' " erwn- as , Pastor uiane lxoscnmeaer is  " g Pastor for the Hadlev and Chandler Lutheran es. She came from the Twin Cities area and was a |Orker for 17 years before becoming a pastor. Why ta  go into the seminary? "'It was something I knew ag, long time," she explained. "God just spent 40 getting me readv! " Norma and Llovd Roberts, Tracy are the par- he first baby born in 2004 at the Weiner s} al Medical Center in Marshall. Tara Lorraine -  Friday_, Jan._.9 Maternal grandparents are alld George Raymond. rural Walnut Grove. 1  The national mad cow disease story hit 5 )r Workers at the PM Windom plant Tuesday -- 90 of them were laid off thanks to weakened ttknditions. At this point, it remains unclear : employees will return to work. However, com- Cials stress that the jobs will eventually return )iant. Insid Wednesday, January 14, 2004 Page 3 Former Westbrook grad reaches out to youth From Page 1 The big thing is card leagues that meet 4 times a week. For just $1 an hour, people can play N-64, game cube, and playstations. The clien- tele that comes to hang out are usually 10 15 years old. Amundson has the sup- port of adults in the commu- niD; some with kids of their own, and others who are interested in kids and their actwmes. "It's a neat thing," says Amundson. "It has impacted the youth of the communits: We have a healthy relation- ship with the kids. We can be their friend and still guide them," Because of his involvement with the youth of Morris. last fall he was featured on a billboard that paid tribute to people who make a difference. Amundson credits his training, competitions, and coaching in wrestling with preparing him to deal with challenges in life. Being pho- tographer for both the school yearbook and newspaper taught him a lot about deal- ing with people and dead- lines. He went on to say, 'q'he teachers really cared about you and had (he time to help you and really know you. I think in big schools teachers are spread too thin." What advice does this Westbrook alumnus have for teens today? "When doing something, ask yourself if you're doing the best you can. When dealing with others, try to put yourself in their shoes, and ask yourself if you really understand their point of view or situa- tion (you don't have to agree with them)." Johnathon surrounded by several of his youthful friends. Hawaii: -- From page 1 Rev. Ron Ching, associate minister of Honolulu's Central Union church, chal- lenged convention-goers with his message "How Do I Say 'I Love you'?" His 5 points were 1) look for the instruction manual and fol- low the directions; 2) don't beat the donkey, look for the angel (Baalim in Numbers 22); 3) love in the right lan- guage: 4) enjoy the ride that God has you on; and 5) don't just sit there: do something. Following the message, the Honolulu Boy Choir sang a number of songs that spoke of the unique island culture. The audience was delighted by the singers aged 7 - 13 who were bare- footed, wore Hawaiian shirts, white pants, and the traditional lei. I chose to sit on the front row so that I could get pictures of the group. That decision proved to be the right one. because at tLe conclusion of the con- cert, the boys left the plat- form and gave their leis away to members of the audience. I was fortunate enough to receive one. Speaking of leis, they aren't all that they are cracked up to be, especially for someone with a sensi- tivity to certain fragrances (odors). The beautiful lei, we received at the airport had nine miniature orchids in them; however, the fra- grance was overpowering. One of our Minnesota friends put their leis outside their hotel room because of the orchid's strong scent. ]'he lei I received on Sunday was easier to tolerate because it had carnations rather than orchids. Hawaii seems more like a foreign country than it does one of the 50 states. For my husband and me, we were reminded of our two trips to visit our son in Japan because of' the large Japanese population and cultural influences. Japanese is included in printed information, just as Spanish is now included with English on the Mainland. Dave and I chose a Japanese restaurant for our evening meal on Sunday. When it comes to food, l like an eating experience, but Dave looks for an eating adventure, which included "crazy sushi" made from such foods as radishes, besides the traditional rice, seaweed, and raw fish. I played it save and ordered foods I remembered eating in ,Japan, miso soup and tempura with udon noodles. Coming from a Minnesota winter, the biggest adjustment is the openness of the buildings. It has been quite breezy since we arrived, and that breeze goes right through the hotel lobby because there are no doors or screens. The breeze moves easily from the beachside terrace, into the lobbL and out the front entrance. One thing we Minnesotans haven't fig- ured out yet is why there are virtually no insect pests. In spite of spending a week in a temporary para- dise, we will be glad to get back to a more familiar environment even if it means work, snow, and cold winds. In defense of the English language By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Word of the Year Part 2 The word transparency seems like a rather ordi- nary word in our vocabu- lary, and yet to the editors of Webster's New World College Dictionary, it is the one word that best describes the year 2003. In last week's column I looked at the three com- mon definitions of' the word as well as two of its antonyms, opaque and secretive. It seems that trans- parency earned its place of honor among dictionary editors because of the shift in meaning. The most com- mon use of the word in the 20th Century was as the opposite of opaque. Now, in the 21st Century, the meaning has evolved and acquired a new concept-- that of being open and up front about everything. Could I say, "letting it all hang out, no holes barred?" The American people want to have all the details, whether those details concern national security, a child abductor, a high-profile court case, or the entire life history of a politician. It is true, we have a right to know cer- tain things, but where should the line be drawn between what we need to know and simply what we want to know? The embed- ded journalist is a 21st century phenomenon. Transparency in the mili- tary. Is it even possible to get an impaial jury to try a suspected criminal? Today, with all the technol- ogy available and the abili- ty for instant broadcasting, the public has convicted a suspect before that suspect ever steps into the court- room. If that isn't enough, television cameras are allowed in the courtroom. Networks have their ings for us. Transparency in the court system. We used to use tim term skeleton m the closet when retbrring to family secrets. You know what I'm referring to: those maybe embarrassing, maybe questionable or illegal events in our lhmily histo- ry. I question the reality of some of the family rela- tionship stories people reveal to television talk show hosts or radio call-in programs. It seems that nothing is held back. Transparency in our rela- tionships. f"rm time to time we hear of' a school board, city council, or county commis- sioners holding a closed meeting to address a par- ticular issue. The public often responds by express- ing its right to know every- thing that goes on in those meetings. Transparency in government. It appears that the edi- tors of WNWCD have felt the pulse of our society and accurately identifieo our demand for transparency. Is anyone brave enough to guess what The Word will be for 2004? If you were one of those editors, what word would you say best described us last .year? For those of you who are curious to learn the previ- ous years words, here they are. 1995: world wide web; 1996: shape-shifter (Star 1ekkers will under- stand this one); 1997: paparazzi (remember Princess Diana?); 1998: e as in e-mail, e-text, e-bank- ing, etc; 1999: nothing (no word stood Out above oth- ers); 2000: senior moment (we baby boomers helped this word's popularity); 2001: tween (a Britney Spears wannabe); 2002: job spill (thanks to the won- derful communication devices such as cell phone, computer, and instant mes- saging). It is nearly impossible to get away from work, regardless of may and analyze those proceed- selves. t$ Find us on the Web at [ ] I ] NOUOAV Bnu.s! | I I II -:eNP ' II i/ ...... ! I Midwest Credit Center "Your Auto Loan Solution" CREDIT PROBLEMS? NO PROBLEM. 866-675-7858 Ask For Dylan 24 Hour Application Hotline 800-990-4699 CALL I ,w! 1-152