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June 4, 2002

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!lb [ i I Letters to the editor ........ : This letter is in response to Tim Society hosted our 25th annual Burracks guest editorial about the !) benefits of bio-technology.I found rteners at lames Knoll Elementary, show off their smoke free t-shirts. Each year, of tobacco use and how to be smoke free. The Ladies of Big Stone Lake ps 1) winner Nelsen the award of Book antha With Troy and received $130 Kelly Roeder Henningson each received American fund. Lindsey Nelsen and Ross Wiegman each received $50 Douglas Schreiner Schlarships, and Kelsey Henningson was awarded $50 from the Spink- Dobak American Legion. Burglary (Continued from page 1) the Morrissette vehicle, including an old meat saw, chalk board, RedWing crock and an old phonograph, and identified them as items which had been taken from his father's house. Haukos added the Momssettes had been given permission to hunt on Alonzo Haukos' land, but not to enter the house, documents stated. The charges of burglary in the third degree, burglary in the third degree (aid and abet) and theft of property and services over $500 each carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both. Both James and Steven Morrissette, who entered pleas of not guilty last week and are released on their own recognizance, will appear at an arraignment hearing later this month. Neither could be reached for com- ment before presstime Monday. Engaged Legion Auxiliary. Big Stone City Roundtable awards went to Blake Schmieg and Maria Rausch for $200 each. Ortonville's VFW Post #3964 awarded"four $2130 scholarships, to Joe Fuller, Denielle Scoblic, Alexis Barr and Brent Hanratty. Andy Loraff received the Lem and Ruby Kaercher Memorial Scholarship of $150, and Nathan Thompson was awarded $150 from the Ladies of Big Stone Lake. Joe Karels got the $150 Lac qui Parle Soil Conservation award, Lee Block the Ed Froelich Memorial $100 scholarship, and Kristin Wandersee and Ashley Zahrbock each were awarded $100 from the Bob Worrall gd'f00 00oov n,/Ai00scet KIDS' KINGDOM years old) ARE and call Kristin much in thig editorial I disagree with and believe Burrack is guilty of the same distortions he accuses bio-tech opponents of. In Burracks world view anyone concerned about the safety of bio-technology is a "radical activist" opposed to agricultural innovation who has found that bad mouthing genetically modified organisms is good for job security. Talk about distortions. I am not a "radical activist." I am a concerned consumer who wants to know my food is safe for me and safe for the environment. I am certainly not opposed to agricultural innovation. If more economic, more environmental friendly means of farming come along, then I'm all for it. I'm just not convinced bio- technology is such an innovation. It is odd to me that the burden of proof on the safety of bio-technology is placed upon the consumer. The "sound science" in support of bio- technology lauded by Burrack was done by the same corporations that stand to profit most by it's proliferation. Sound science is objective science. There is nothing objective about corporate studies that demonstrate the safety of their own products. Burrack points out that more than a dozen countries grow substantial amounts of bio-tech crops. This gives me pause. If bio-tech is as safe and such a boon as its boosters claim, then why isn't it found in every country? Why have European consumers soundly spoken out against them? Bio-technology is a fledging science. It is being pushed by profit minded corporations. Should this cause concern? Definitely. Parallels exist between nuclear energy and bio-technology. Both had profit driven boosters that said they were safe. Both were and based on new science. Today we know some of the dangers of nuclear energy. What are the dangers of bio-technology? Boosters like Burrack and corporations like Monsanto say they are safe. I'm not convinced. If Burrack is worried about his " blood pressure and cholesterol, then I suggest he eat garlic and get more exercise. Technology is not always the savior its billed as. Heritage Week. During this four day period, almost 1500 school children and adults attended this popular annual event with approximately 39 Ortonville school children in attendance. Your community has a lot to be proud of. The children who participated in Heritage Week were courteous to the other students and adults in attendance, attentive to the Curtis Brundy PO Box 7513 Missoula, MT 59807 To the Editor: During the week of May 21 - 24, i 2002 the Chippewa County Historical instructors and 'Village Residents" and were well prepared for their visit. Ortonville School teachers have done a wonderful job in teaching your children about their heritage. Your school system and community can indeed be proud of your students. Sincerely, Chippewa County Historical Society June Lynne Executive Director INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY '122100 *1135 Long Life Stellite Exhaust Valves Sturdevant Auto Parts Inc. LEADING MANUFACTURER OF RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS 51NCE 1967 Alum./Alum. Deck $2,250 Alum./Cedar Deck $1,700 Galvanized/Cedar Deck $1,450 Private Island Dock Systems Jet Ski Lift ......................... $650 2,800# Lift .................... $1,650 . .... ": : 3,400# Liftpontoon .................... Lift $1,975 ---.:, i 20 ft .............................. $1,375 ' " 24 ft .............................. $1,750 Launcher Lift Systems Dave's Electric Motor Co. 750 Hwy. 212 West Granite Falls, MN 888-564-3360 the sudden, strp snap of a whip. 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A Citizen's Forum Economic Opportunities in the Big Stone Lake Area The Big Stone Lake Area BCIP Steering Committee is sponsoring an economic development summit meeting on Wednesday, June 12. "Economic Opportunities in the Big Stone Lake Area" is the meeting's theme. Experts who have been involved in successful economic development projects in rural communities will be on hand to share experiences and insights. The workshop begins at 9:00 in the morning and will feature presentations by a business developer, a Main Street Program coordinator, and an e-technology entrepreneur. In the afternoon, a citizens jury of 12 area residents will hear a case for economic development in the Big Stone Lake Area, made by expert witness and area advocates. They'll deliver their verdict around 4:30. DIGITAL OPEN HOUSE Everyone's invited to participate in this "hands-on" workshop, to be held at New Life Community Baptist Church. Reserve a place in advance for $10, at the Ortonville City Office, 315 Madison Avenue, or phone (320) 839-3428; pay $15 at the door on June 12. (Lunch is included.) ! We'll Make It Worth Your Wait2 FREE Movie Channels and Digital Cable IV! While we're busy upgrading to the best cable service in the nation, all Midcontinent Communications customers will receive FREE servicesl Starting now through the completion of your upgrade, you get: Free Encore Movie Channels Free Starz! Movie Channels Free Digital Cable Service Here's What's Coming! Our upgraded cable services will deliver more channels than ever before, high speed Internet and local & long distance phone service. June 3-5 from 9am-7pm FREE digital cable boxes* for all customers FREE refreshments FREE prizes for the kids FREE drawings and giveaways Visit our local Ortonville store location at 123 2nd Street, Center Mall *htt box free Addittonal bore ore $5/month. 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