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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, March 31 2004 Freedom -- water bottles. He threat- ened that one contained From page I explosives. Even before arriving at Portions of these buildings the Washington airport, we that used to be open to experienced a new security tourists are now off limits measure. No one is allowed without an official guide, out of his seat on the plane We even had to give up our the last thirty minutes of a bottle of water before getting flight approaching the air- into the capitol building, port. No exceptions made! Why dispose of something as Our hotel was less than a innocent as a water bottle, mile from the Pentagon you may ask. The answer is building, and one of the first simple: recently one indi- stops the Metro (train) made vidual attempted to enter on our way into Washington the capitol with several was at the Pentagon. One The amphitheater by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery stands in memory of the many lives lost in battles for our country&apos;s free- dom. afternoon while riding on the Metro. we heard the announcement that trans- portation at the Pentagon was temporarily discontin- ued because of a police situ- ation. We later learned that the police had to deal with a suspicious car in the parking lot. All of the above meas- ures are necessary to pre- serve our historical buildings and the countless artifacts and exhibits they contain. For someone visiting for the first time, the security meas- ures may be a frustrating inconvenience, but for visi- tors who remember the way things used to be, the securi- ty checks and restrictions are a vivid reminder that our freedoms are being threat- ened. If measures such as these are necessary to pre- vent attacks on our govern- ment buildings, I won't com- plain about the time spent standing in security check lines. The war memorials along the Mall are a vivid reminder of the many patri- ots responsible for the free- doms we enjoy today. The World War II memorial now Changing of the guard at Cemetery is a reminder of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington lives sacrificed for freedoms we enjoy today. under construction recog- nizes each state for its WWII contributions. The group I was with was proud to see the Minnesota portion of that memorial. The Viet Nam War Memorial has names of many Minnesotans who gave their lives in that conflict. Arlington National Cemetery is a vivid reminder of the price of freedom. Each of those represent countlesS that sacrificed so enjoy living in a free MDA offerstips for homeowners coping with the beetles' invasion of Friendly asian lady- beetles can become springtime nuisance for some homeowners This time of year, Minnesotans eagerly antici- pate signs of spring and tles," Cunningham said. asian ladybeetles or to learn warmer weather. However, "Fortunately, the invasion is about their life cycle, visit some homeowners may not short-lived. Their ultimate the MDA web page at be quite as excited about the goal is to go outside and con- http://www.mda.state.mn.us/ sudden flurry of asian lady- tinue their beneficial work of bi0con/plantscape/ladvbee- beetles as the beneficial feeding on pest insects on tles.htm. insects emerge from their food crops during the grow- over-wintering places, ing season." For more information on Area news briefs Fulda -- To Sara Deuschle, it's been a "long time com- ing." From the time she first had an inkling that she wanted to open a gift store until the day when it actual- l'y opens. Sara's Simple Touch will be open for business March 25th. Lambert0n -- David Moldan and Glen Netzke, Lamberton were part of a MN Agriculture and Rural Leadership training session that lasted for 18 months with the culmination, a tour of the rural and urban areas of Mexico and Costa Rico February 11 - 24. The session also included a one-week national study tour to Washington, DC. Slayton -- The Slayton Boy Scouts had fun at the annual Pine Wood Derby. Winners in their respective classes, were Mitchell Woldt, Best Craftsmanship; Adam Christensen, Tiger Champion; James Dahlgren, First Year Webelos Champion; Cole DeGreef, Bear Champion and Grand Champion; Zach Leebens, Second Year Webelos Champion; Aaron Krohn, Wolf Champion. Traey -- Summer swimming lessons in Marshall and Slayton will be offered through Tracy Community Education and the City of Tracy. The out-of-town lessons are being offered because the Tracy Aquatic Center will not be opening this summer. It is hoped that renovations to the two-year old facility will be completed in time for the 2005 swimming season. Windom -- Changes is in the air at Zieske Land Surveying. Dennis Esplan, an employee of the firm since 1996, is now a part-owner in the business. Zieske Land Surveying, which has been in business since 1993, serves three states and has six employees. Esplan has been licensed in Iowa for about a year. Unlike Minnesota's native ladybeetle species (who prefer to over-winter in natural situations), many asian ladybeetles are attracted to homes and other man-made structures during the fall where they form over-wintering clusters in attics, closets, garages, and other dark moist places. As days get longer and the weather warms, these pro- tective clusters disperse and adult beetles find their way outdoors. Unfortunately, asian ladybeetles don't always leave the way they came in. Beetles that fail to find their way outside can become unwelcome guests on ceil- ings, walls, furniture and windows. The sheer number of beetles can be frustrating if they emerge on an ongoing basis. The most effective way of removing large numbers of beetles is to use a vacuum and dispose of them in the garbage or release them out- side. 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