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I Inside Wednesday, February 11, 2004 Page 3 = waiian's perspective of Hawaii an Loh rresponden t is more than see- historical sights, entertainment soaking up the or on the who stop ctivities miss a . aspect of travel: n I natives. To tS. t out of travel, Ln I  interact with long- nd aS p s# ;a ;tic d move away from the area. Can you believe Hawaiian's face that same problem? The scientist at the University of Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station related that the agri- culture industry" has prob- lems keeping their young people on the farm because the money isn't there. These young people would rather go to the mainland and get into business and a native Hawaiian, was eager to tell three about her islands and the challenges they lown through the years. k; Ja/ fair u had lived on numerous bases on the mainland. For a very short time Aunti Lani worked as a tour guide. She didn't last long doing that because she said, I got tired of lying to the tourists. It bothered her that in its eagerness to attract tourists, Hawaiian business often takes advantage of its visi- tors. Everyone works hard to get a piece of the tourist dollar. Aunti Lani asked if we would like to have her show us how to get to Princess Iolani's Palace, home of the princess who never became queen. She rode with us, directed us to the Palace, and related bits of Hawaiian history. We dropped her at her apartment on our way back to our hotel. The next day we learned another perspective of Hawaii when we came across a group of tents set on the Princess Iolani Palace grounds. A group of native Hawaiians called themselves citizens of the Reinstated Hawaiian Kingdom Government. They set up a protest/demonstration in observance of the lllth year since the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom (the act :( )S lc tb4 that prevented Iolani from )r lents of the area. computer, becoming queen). Mark sc  husband and I The island of Oahu, and Boiser, one of the organizers, a.! i .t 13razil and later especially the Waikiki area invited us to the noon meal y  SOme of our most where we stayed, focuses on they were serving. It was ki .eOries involve the tourism. That can make the toward the end of our week leJ )),e met and the area an entrepreneur's para- in Hawaii, and a free meal of t.e.Y gave us into disc and a tourist's worst any sort appealed to us, but a"lY1__.._gt p " lives kr:ori ! nightmare. I wrote about a we weren't prepared for tbmi couple of my shopping expe- roast turkey with all the , riences in a previous article, trimmings, with rice instead ' so I won't expand on that of mashed potatoes. 'e 1, tHawaii, I nod topic. One afternoon, how- These native bi!$_all seemed more ever, our friend Duane, are convinced HawaiianSthat the pr country than A couple of these customers have breakfast everyday at Nellie's in all kinds of weather. They have been "regulars" for years. $100,000 was awarded to Fulda from the Minnesota Housing Agency. The money can be used for new con- use a high R value insula- sure it is installed properly leg of a panty hose with cal- Lamberton -- Bob Meyer, who has been at the helm of tion. Seal up all potential air and checked periodically, cium chloride ice melter and the Comfrey School District for the past seven years as leaks. Also check to see if Shoveling snow and chip- lay it on the surface of the superintendent, tendered his resignation to the board. your roof will take additional ping ice with ice picks, shov- dam. It will eventually melt Besides his top post, he also was principal and athletic snow load before doing the els, crowbars and the like a channel through the dam director. The resignation is effective June 30, 2004. above actions, can be dangerous to the per- allowing the water to drain If work is needed on the son doing the work as well as off the roof. Slayton -- After tabling the issue of whether to join the roof during the winter it i to the roof it self. The bottom line is to get State Capital Purchasing Venture 2 weeks ago, the City s can be from best to hire a professional to The most novel way of the advice of a reputable con- of Slayton agreed Monday night to go ahead and join for :lYatems, chimneys, carry out the work. breaking ice dams is to fill a tractor to determine the a $500 fee. That will allow the city to purchase a truck tlninsulated duct Also if you tighten up and plow rig through the State bid pool. If they wait Rtics. ),our house it may become until July (as was suggested) they could pay $4000 more several ways to necessary to add a ventila- for the same truck and plow. dam problems, tion system to provide out- , = action side air for combustion Tracy  Big changes are on the horizon for the Milroy Oving snow from devices to operate safely and school district. The Milroy community has decided to , is removes one of effectively, seek charter school status for all or part of the district. NEAT LOSS The decision came at the public meeting Tuesday night tients needed to Another problem with ice By * !is" Brooms a nd dams is the formation of oxcvrm at the school. The district's most recent audit showed I Can be used hut mold and mildew on surfaces that the district's general fund was about $71,000 in the ! be taken to pre- in the home. This can cause red. They have 3 years to get out of operating debt. ie damage, respiratory problems. ## ,ealergency, when One solution that is not Windom -- Nine officers stormed a rural Storden home ieahing into your highly recommended to pre- Saturday night, arresting 3 suspects and shutting down g a water hose to vent ice dams is the use of a methamphetamine lab. It is the first meth lab shut- * down in Cottonwood County history. Those arrested L.n el in the dam heat cables. They use consid- ^,t the water to flow erable amounts of electricity av were Lewis G. Bank, 47 of rural Heron Lake; Debra K. it:POrarily help the and must be turned on prior cvz,ou Dimond, 49, of rural Heron Lake; and Milan L. Dimond, to the formation of dams. It 55, of rural Heron Lake. ,. fl,_term you can can alsOtime.CreateIf ado fireuse riSkthis (t, f,- ,c,cts IIlNk ill  insulation in over you PAlm narrow spaces method it is best to make iDETER problem and recommend  w",c,ctas proper action. CLASSIFIED ADS For more information on ice dam illustration from Minnesota Extension Service. ice dams go on the internet CALL 274-d 13d enter key words "ice dam" for hundreds of sites dealing OR ]-800-4] 0-] 85 i with ice dam problems. For Sale by Sealed Bids- The City of Westbrook has for sale 1 parcel #24.826.0050, lots 7 & 8, Block 14 (previously owned by Clara Mitchell). Mail bids to the City of NOTICE Westbrook, P.O. Box 367, Westbrook, MN 56183 on or before Friday, February 25, 2004 by 4 p.m. Bid envelope should be marked SEALED BID. City of Westbrook iw).VlPStay Bids will be opened at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March co m 1, 2004 at the City Council Meeting, City Hall. 14"  For more information, please contact Rachel HOTEL at a 2 PRICE Christians, City Clerk at 507-274-5110. PARALLEL PARKING IE An Opportunity to raise the bid will be g!ven to ONLY Mall of America Shuttle Group Shuttle to Xcel Center the 2 highest bidders. Please be present at the WHEN MAIN STREET t Rates - Every Weekend! city Council meeting for opening of the bids. |S WINDROWED i 2664 * Crowne Ptaza Hotel, Elgan, MN The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids. struction. MHFA requirements for first time homeown- ms can for major owners Dave, and I got acquainted United States has no claim tqat te. People are with a native Hawaiian. to the islands. We learned h.herever we trav- Kahihilani Meu Chun that the US gained posses- A few of the "morning regulars" who begin their clay at Nellie's. ; Lifestyles vary, Gomez, or Aunti Lani as she sion of the islands by the aespoken English preferred, was our server unlawful overthrow by region to region, when we stopped at the New insurrectionists in January, l:are basically the Eagle Cafd on our way back 1893. We-enjoyed listening themselves as a separate .... nation. One point of interest -- -- - |L" We share me of from Pearl Harbor. It was to Boiser and his friends talk is the fact that Boiser was .00rea news s ; P[. d lallenges, late afternoon, and the card about Hawaii from their per- ,li jer concern of SW wasn t busy, so we struck up spective. Their fervor for familiar with SW Minnesota -- -- their cause reminded us the because his wife is from the Fulda  The iP $r residents is pro- a conversation with her. MN Cities Participation Grant of ,stPloyment for the Her deceased husband had fevor often demonstrated by Iowa Lakes area. Small $10000 won t been in the military, so she native Americans as they see world, isn't it? Hom'ing t str Lction.  ere apply.