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West Plano People (Newspaper) - October 29, 2004, Dallas, Texas Interior decor spin doctor makes everything old new again Page WEEKEND DSO plays haunting melodies for Halloween NEIGHBORS Piano comic book convention Page FRIDAY OCTOBER 29 QUARTER STAFF PHOTOS P I L REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION was part of the wave that turned Texas Republican Grand Dame of The GOP Woman worked to transform county into Republican stronghold By Allen Houston Staff Writer Mandy political awakening started at Piano Senior High during a gov class assignment where students volunteered for local politicians running for office She clocked time at the campaign office for Congressman Steve Bartlett She was naturally drawn to the Republican Party I grew up in a conservative household and I believe that the Republican Party believes in empowering people she said I like the philosophy that we know the best way to spend our own money and whats best for our family From that humble beginning the West Piano resident has met some of the biggest names in the Republican Party as well as taken part in the political wave that trans formed Texas from a predominantly Democratic to Republican state After highschool graduation Mrs Tschoepe was awarded a scholarship from the Connor Harrington See GOP Page STAFF PHOTO JEREMY YELLOW DOG Piano resident Marek is one of only 34 Kerry electors in the state Local Presidential Elector Hopes to Vote Twice John Keriy supporter caps life long work with Democratic Party By Allen Houston and Brent Flynn Staff Writers Bob Marek is a realist about John Kerrys chances of winning on President Bushs home turf But if the Massachusetts senator were to win Texas Mr Marek a lifelong Democrat and Piano resident is more than ready to cast a vote to send Mr Kerry to the White House Id love to send Old Empty Suit back to Crawford he said referring to President Bush As one of 34 Kerry electors in the state Mr Marek has a rare opportunity to participate in the Electoral College and possibly help elect the next president Mr Marek said being named a Kerry elec tor was the feather in a cap of his grassroots career in the Democratic Party Hes been working in politics since he could walk My family were active Democrats and Ive always been involved with the party he said In 1960 Mr Marek took part in his first See DEMOCRATIC Page VOL 1 ISSUE 9 ONE QU Wolves Beat Jaguars Clinch Playoff Spot Piano West football ensures first postseason berth after annihilating Flower Mound PHOTO ROB BLUE STICK Piano Wests Wes Watkins trys to make his way down the field during the 5412 win over Flower Mound By Steve Game Special Contributor Following Piano Wests 5214 win Friday over Flower Mound a reporter congratulated head coach Mike Hughes for the schools playoff berth Hughes sitting hunched over in a darkened corner with his back pressed firmly against the wall and a blank look on his face still wanted confirmation Are we in he said For a guy who has coached his team close enough to sniff the playoffs but who has never actually advanced during their previous four varsity seasons can you blame Hughes for questioning the news However with two games remaining the Wolves 71 overall 50 in District have indeed clinched a postseason berth heading into the Oct 29 game against The Colony Thats been our goal we want to make Sec WOLVES Puee PHOTO JAKE Wolves Sweep Piano East For District Title THIS TEAM ROCKS Kathleen Nash 41 Megan Park 23 and Katie Jager 31 celebrate a kill on Piano East during Tuesdays title match The three game sweep against Piano East 26242520 and 2523 clinched the district title for the Wolves On Friday Piano West almost swept Flower Mound 2517 2515 2426 and 2512 during its last game of the season coach Brittany Bridge led the team to their first district title Piano West Students Reflect Fractured National Election High school students reflect Kerry Bush split By Allen Houston Staff Writer The political divi sion has spilled into Piano West High School where Bush 04 and John Kerry for President bumper stick ers have sprouted on the backs of automobiles and students in the hallways are arguing about the war in Iraq Student body president Jordan Herskowitz hopes that a recent school voter registra tion drive and an upcoming mock election ensure that students turn their passions toward the voting process A lot of kids are interested in voting in this election but are too young he said Next Mon during English classes students will go to designated voting areas and cast their ballots for President Bush or Senator Kerry Its very important to give a voice to the students and let them know what they have the power to do said Teresa Hyatt Student Congress sponsor at Piano West In September the Rock the Vote committee hosted a voter registration drive that registered 85 students Only 200 of the 1900 students at the school are eligible to vote Jordan said the war in Iraq has been a particular point of contention for students as they split into camps over whether the decision to go to war was right or not There are a lot of kids that support the war and a lot that dont I think that it goes to the heart of the country being split Our school reflects whats happening this elec tion As the election nears the Young Republicans and Young Democrats are using the daily school email to share the positions of their candidates The Young Republican Club has between 60 and 80 members while the Young Democrats which formed last year has grown to 30 members Brian Ghaemmaghami 17 senior and vice president of the Piano West Young Republicans said before the vote that he believed President Bush would win the mock election but that he Sec MOCK XI Sfl aiS MIXED ADC 752 S READER POLL Last weeks question Will the Cowboys make the playoffs This weeks question Given the vaccine shortages this year do you plan to get a flu shot Vote online at WEEKEND FORECAST re C Thunderstorms Partly Cloudy Sunny
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