Stories for January 2001


Wednesday, January 31


A Voice at the Grammys

In the world of music, the Grammies are it — the most coveted honor a composer, performer, or producer can receive. This year, Solveig Holmquist, a music professor at Western Oregon University gets to share in the thrill of being nominated. Holmquist is a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra. The group and their conductor, Helmuth Rilling, have been nominated in the field of Best Choral Performance for the world premiere CD of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Credo.

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Tuesday, January 30

Sunday, January 28

Wednesday, January 24


A Star Is Born

A Dallas Goodwill worker is a subject of national television campaign.

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Dallas embarks on major sewer overhal

Before the city's sewage treatment plant went online in August of 1999, a heavy storm could send raw sewage into Rickreall Creek. That's because the old treatment facility couldn't handle the 18 million gallons of water a day a winter storm could produce.

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For Cliff Trow, the 2001 Legislature is the end. For Molly Brandt, it's a beginning.

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Thursday, January 18


Free car safety seat clinic set

Everyone is invited to bring their infant, toddler and booster car safety seats to the free car seat safety check from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Polk County Fire District No. 1 Central Station located at 1800 Monmouth St.

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Friends & Families

Sirpa Peterson has always wanted to get involved in the foreign exchange program at Dallas High School. No, she doesn't plan on traveling to a strange, faraway country during the school year, she just hosts a student who has.

January 18, 2001 midnight read more..

The Northwest: A Black & White View

At first glance Joanne Daschel's drawings are black and white images of familiar Northwest landmarks. Inspect them closely and you see they are composed of tiny dots in differing shades of black and gray. She calls the method pointillism, a term usually applied to painting rather than ink drawing.

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Wednesday, January 17


Thursday, January 11

Wednesday, January 10

Sen. Smith honors Perrydale FFA

It's not often that students in a small school like Perrydale get to meet a United States senator. But Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) was so impressed that Perrydale's FFA chapter had been selected as the best in the nation, he wanted to meet the students himself.

January 10, 2001 midnight read more..

New Year's Teen Dance a Success

The New Year's Eve youth party was such a success this year -- more than 150 attended -- coordinators Teri Morgan and Athena Champagne hope to have two parties next year.

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Thursday, January 4


Wednesday, January 3


Polk' growth in state top 10

If you're looking at the percentages of population growth of cities in Polk County, the city of Independence had the highest at 44 percent. But Dallas actually recorded the biggest actual "people" increase at 3,538 between 1990 and 2000.

January 3, 2001 midnight read more..