Morris Sun Tribune Staff
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By Sheldon Richman The Bush administration, without court authorization, collects our telephone records and eavesdrops on calls involving U.S. residents to and from foreigners. It refuses to rule out wiretapping of fully domestic calls. Meanwhile, the administration is building military bases in Iraq and throughout the Persian Gulf.
By William L. Bainbridge School officials nationwide have been encouraged by government agencies and national associations to rely on background checks conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement systems.
By Torrey Westrom As the years move forward, times of conflict for this nation are something that young people only read about in history books or see in a movie. We rely on books and television programs to bring the horrors of war to life in their minds -- often sacrificing reality and accuracy for a romantic or heroic portrayal of life during war times. I urge our young people to not become complacent about the affects of armed conflict on our society.
Stooping low I put a beautiful plant on my mothers grave for Mothers Day. I went to pick it up the following Thursday afternoon and it was gone. If someone needed a plant that bad I would have given them the money to buy one. They did not have to take mom's. Too bad mom did not reach up and grab the person by the leg and teach them a lesson. I am sure the person or persons who took it will not read this as they are probably too lazy, too stoned or just plain illiterate.
The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned its 2006 session and our elected representatives are now back at home telling us what a great job they did. I have to admit, I have not had the opportunity to go through all of the reports and read the final copies of bills that I was interested in, but I'm not convinced that there's much to be cheering about. Of course, the big news is that the Twins and the Gophers got funding for stadiums.
By Brian Williams Sun Tribune The new features just keep coming to make the expanded public school campus in Morris an aesthetic joy. The Stevens County Soil and Water Conservation District marked its 50th year of existence with a tree planting that was part of an educational unit for MAES third graders on Thursday, May 18. Everyone gathered out behind the new MAES to take part in The Living Tree educational unit. Tree plantings were performed both on school grounds and at the Scandia Woods Environmental Learning Lab.
School children can learn about horticulture through books, but its a much more compelling line of study when they can see and touch the foliage, smell the plant and feel the rootball before carefully placing it in the ground. Thats part of the larger purpose of the Beautiful U Day project. The West Central Research and Outreach Center received a grant through the Beautiful U Day program to plant trees and shrubs.
ST. PAUL Its better a little late than never for the Minnesota Legislature. After a 2005 session that stretched two months too long, and resulted in a partial government shutdown, lawmakers headed home for the year Sunday night when they finished an unexpected brief final meeting and heard speeches from retiring members. The concluding meeting was the first time the Senate has met on a Sunday and only the second time for the House. Leaders had planned to end work by 7 a.m. Sunday, which state law considers the end of the legislative Saturday.
Albert Ernest Svor, age 93, of Benson, passed away on Sunday afternoon at Homestead Place North in Benson. Funeral services for Albert Svor were held on Thursday, May 18, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. The Reverend Pari Bailey officiated. Burial was in St. Pauli Lutheran Cemetery in Camp Lake Township, Swift County. The Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson was in charge of arrangements. Albert Ernest Svor was born on August 13, 1912, in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, the son of Ole A. and Bertha Christine (Lyslo) Svor.
Bruce Bailey Burnes, age 73, of Red Wing, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, after a three-year struggle with multiple myeloma. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul, with interment in Glen Haven Cemetery, Crystal, Minnesota. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Bruce was born in Red Wing and graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. He earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St.