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   Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - February 10, 2011, Estherville, Iowa                                 Sports: Good times return for Iowa women's basketball, Page 10  GOOD MORNING  Estherville  and credit Unions lh Ernmet County are handling tockets.VTii will'also fife-sbid at Eifherville Fareway and Hy-Vee on Feb »10.-  Estherville to receive Goodwill frailer  ■  1  *  »  1   ESTHERVILLE'^ The Goodwill < Ambassador .trailer villi ip coming to Estherollato receive donations at the United Methodist Oiurch'parking lot, 120 S 8tfr j Stn?et fron\ Monday,, Feb. 12 through, Monday, Feb. 19. Serviceable, but no-longet-used items should be-placed in the Ambassador trailer during those days. When the trailer is fqll, the door will be shut. Please do, not le^ve donations on the ground as they often-will- be damaged or destroyed before another trailer can be brought to get them  No school at ELC due to conferences,  ' ESTiffiRVILLE' - There will be no schbol on Fjridajr/FeT)., 16-and 1 , Monday, Feb 19 at all Estherville Lfacoty'Central Schools'jlue^to parent/teaclier conference^and Presidents Pay« Classes wiil resume on Tuesday/Feb, 20. -r  Arts, on Gra6dhbjcl$;caiCl0le class,  ' ->< r ? '1 ' - \ - <* A *. • V ■ •  cnckfmin a >nJa,A 'tti rCuui. air.' A^ti^Ji.^  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2001  Estherville, Iowa 35 cents  Companies recall hazardous items  m Hong Kong's Playgo toys, sold at Wal Mart, and New Jersey's Soroko rejuvenating mist are recalled due to a choking hazard and an infection  WASHINGTON (AP) - A Hong Kong company is recalling about 290,000 toy vehicles because small parts can break off and pose a choking hazard to children.  The company, Supreme Toys, has not received any reports of injuries caused by the toys, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday in announcing the recall.  The recalled toys are airplanes, cars, trucks,  ' ^ For nkrrk informatiojiij call j  trains and fire engines sold under the PLAY-  GO brand name. They are made of multicolored plastic and each vehicle has a battery-operated remote control with a 40-inch cord.  The words, "PLAYGO LTD (Hong Kong) MADE IN CHINA" are printed on the bottom of the toys.  Drugstores, grocery stores and department  Please turn to RECALLS, Page 2  Hanging in the air...  fàofô"by7fliysôn Ôfirtman  Pictured above, Nathan Hecht Woodyard, their homemade  starts his three day weekend hill allows Nathan to get some  off in the $lr. Along with his much needed time to feel the  buddies Mason Sander, Will sun on his face and the wind  Rosenboom and Chase in his hair.  Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum:  Pier improvements to be reconsidered  sWfiÄisS:  DES MOINES (AP) - Plans to overhaul a state-owned pier at West Okoboji Lake have failed to win approval from the Iowa, Natural Resources Coinmission.  The commission members voted 3-2 to allow the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum to make improvements. However at least four member had to vote in favor of the project to allow it to proceed.  The museum, which runs the Arnold Park Amusement Complex, wants to install bricks along the pier, which are inscribed with the names of donors who helped save the amusement park and its adjoining area.  Plans also ¿all for a concrete bench Circling the edge of the pier, a rock garden, flag pole and plaques commemorating the $7.25 million fund-raising campaign that kept the area fi^_beoQjj^ngjig)n^  Please turn to MARITIME, Page 2  Blizzard blitz on Highway 9  Deputy rescues stranded motorists  i  By MARY ANN MENENDEZ  Staff Writer  REGIONAL - It was the Emmet County Sheriff's  Department to ___  the rescue Friday before dawn as several motorists were stranded on Highway 9 east of  Estherville due to ground blizzard conditions.  According to Sheriff Larry Lamack, the first call was logged around 6:30 a.m. in reference to a vehicle stuck in a snow drift on Greig's Hill. "The deputy who responded was told by a westbound motorist there were about four to five other vehicles stuck by the airport roadand |n the ditch." At the  time, conditions were dark with zero visibility with ground blizzard conditions. "Two people were still in their ______vehicles. An  As of 2:15 p.m. Fridati; !  airport empl °y"  r n 1 i ' ' ee was operat-  the lowa State Patrol  was not recotnfnending  . travel due tostrong  northwestwinds zyhich  were'fUiiing blizzard  - conditions,  operat-j ing a maintain-; er at the time to j plow the road i to the facility, j My deputy, \ who left his j parked car and  ——j-—-------- walked to the  stranded vehicles, asked this individual if the two drivers could follow him to the airport."  The sheriff said the airport employee complied. The four other vehicles were towed by various wrecker services. The good news is no one was injured.  Please turn to BUZZARD, Page 2  First month totals are in  Photo by Sara More  Emmet County's Weight weight loss sits at oyer 1,478. Challenge has passed its three These ladies, pictured, are  month goal of 1,000 pounds in bound to make sure Emmel  ioar short -weeks The goal County's challenge is a suc-  was easily surpassed as cess and a lifestyle change.  Pickett charged with assaulting federal officer  By LARRY MARGASAK  Associated Press Writer  WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors filed an assault charge Friday against a former Internal Revenue Service employee who allegedly fired a gun outside the White House and was shot by a Seicret jService officer.  Robert W. Pickett was charged with assaulting a federal officer, said Channing Phillips, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.  Conviction carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.  Pickett will be. arraigned in U.S. District Court, Phillips said.. Prosecutors expect he will remain,/at George Washington UniversityHosjiital for treatmént through the weekénd, and vàii'likely face a federal magistrate early next week.  Pickett, 47, was in good condition after a uniformed Secret Service officer shot him in the leg Wednesday. Pickett left a suicide note in his vehicle in  i. >«,*'• ìli « * >'K* '".'à»  ?#*. 1 - f( •-, -S ' < V> • iv-M**  A ¡e ni' I i.ií f'-¿'L-ótíá  - > rsh^fcy*  t }> • ' > '  1  ve' 1   Ïiï>.>.' „.'i'-, 1  Vjo•JI«." 1 '  addition to a previously disclosed letter to the IRS that proclaimed, "My death is on your hands," law enforcement sources said.  The emerging picture of Pickett depicts a troubled'man who admitted his mental illness in lawsuits against the IRS, yet was able to pass an instant background check to buy a  gun in his hometown of Evansville, Ind.  The law enforcement sources, speaking only on condition of anonymity, said a suicide-style note was discovered in Pickett's vehicle, found at a commuter rail station in Washington's Virginia Suburbs.  While officials would not quote from the note, Pickett just last week wrote the IRS commissioner, contending the U.S. government had destroyed his life and suggesting he expected to die sooh. "My death is on your hands," said the letter. "I have been a victim of corrupt government" President Bush was listed among those copied in. on the letter, but it was not known whether he received it:  The U.S. attorney's office can request a federal court to order an initial examination to evaluate Pickett's ability to understand legal  Please turn to SHOOTING, Page 2  DAILY ALMANAC  Today Is Saturday; Feb. 10  The 418t day of 2001. There are 324 days left in the year.  Today'sHlghllghtln History:  On Feb. 10, 1967, the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing,with presidential disability and suqcesslon, wont Into effect.  On this date:  in 1846, members'of the Chiirch of Jesus Christ of Latter>Day Saints, the<Mormon8i began.'an  exodus to the west from Illinois.  In 1933,. the first singing telegram wa8 Introduced by the Postal Tetegnup Co. in New York.  In 1962,";jhe Soviet.. Union exchangedoaptured American U-II pilot Francis.Gary'Powits^'tor' Rudolph lyanovich Abel; a Soviet spy held by the United States. ,' Todays .Birthdays: y ? Opera singer Leontyhe Price is -74. * composer- Jerry  ' Goldsmith Is .72. Actor Robert  Ai ,  Wagner is 71. Singer Roberta Flack Is 62. Singer ; Jimmy Merchant (France Lymon and «le T^n-Mere^^ei^Qlynmto gold-n^edai swlrnmer MarK, Spltz~ is 51í Access Kathleën Beller is 46. '"CoUntryri slnger Lionel Cartwrightis'4i;,'  TtKHiflhttor Today: ^ "Be nice to people on the way up. They're the same' people you'U pass on thé way down." — Jimmy Durante (1993-1880).  TODAY'S WEATHER  Cold ^nd. partly sunny. High 10 to 15. Light wind Incoming southeast around 10 mph.  Tonight: Becoming cloudy. Low around 5 above.  Sunday: À chance""of\ snow. High in the mid to uppef&tfc.  eathmnrtlhAlrport Atriommtmd Currant W—thf CoodMona « 999.7*80  INSIDE TODAY  On Re6òrd .... 2  "People ... 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