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■ ■ I have really enjoyed my time here at E3utler because not only have I gotten a good education but I 
have also learned a lot about my life, myself and others. I am really glad I came here before going off to 
a four year school. " 

Colleen Smith 




A tribute to the 2000 graduates 

hk It has been such an honor 

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Tanner Swift Josh Wells 

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Ashley McCullough 


Jessy Clonts 

Associate Editor 

Darren Greiving 

Photo Editor 

Sports Student Life 

1 BaeebaW 4 Jobs 

Do the Grizzlies have Are you looking for the 

what it takes to make it to perfect job over the 

the World Series? summer? 

Rachel Julius 

Design Editor 

Jason Massingil 
Brenda Kimmi 

Staff Writers 

Michael Swan 

Faculty Adviser 

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El Voradde 


A look inside 

Photo Essay 


Take a peek at Wichita's 
newest attraction 

On the cover. 

The McDugal fence at El Dorado's 
Correctional Facility. 

Photo fry Darren Greiving 

Butler County Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 
El Dorado, KS 67042 


Voca\ Music 

Inside the world of vocal 
music at Butler 

Letters to the Editor encouraged 

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pO^'ihle e^peaet^ce £Of <aOUS futilfe c<Xfeef. 
Opinion by Rachel Julius Photos by Darren Greiving 

As summer approaches, students begin 
the search for jobs that will help them earn a little 
extra spending money for the next school year. 

Look no further. Here is your guide to 
finding the perfect job and a list of jobs to stay 
away from. 

Some of the best summertime jobs to 
have range from mowing lawns, to baby-sitting, to 
fast food, to waiter/waitress, to pizza delivery, to 
house cleaning, to salesperson, to lifeguard, to 
camp counselor and to car washing. 


The not-so-fun jobs include, service station 
attendant, grocery bagger, telemarketer, toy store 
worker and bus boy/girl. 

From the best to the worst jobs, there are 
some of those in-between jobs, otherwise known as 
odd jobs. Some odd jobs include egg picker on a farm, 
Christmas tree trimmer, skating rink DJ, pet-sitter, 
water boy/girl for an athletic team and, last but not 
least, the number/letter announcer for bingo. 

When applying for a job, don't limit yourself to looking for 
one job at a time, but go for several. Put your application 
in at several places. If two call back you always have the 
option to pick the better of the two. 

By having a job, you have many advantages. 
Money. Many opportunities arise to meet new friends 
and possibly future date prospects. The number one 
advantage would be gaining a lifetime experience. 

You may be asking, "Where do I start?" The 
best place would be the classifieds in the newspaper. 

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Your best bet, the Sunday paper. Or you may also drive around town 
looking for signs that say, "Now Hiring." But if you don't go for either of the 
above, get out your handy phone book (you know the big book you use as 
a coaster) and start calling places. 

Although most jobs pay very little, it gives students a boost in their 
financial standing. Many students work more hours during the summer than 
the fall to earn that little extra that will help them out during the school year. 

If you are serious about looking for a job that will help you out in 
your career, web sites such as can be very helpful. It gives 
you the chance to search for jobs in the local area that you are interested in 
and it gives 
you a chance 
to fill out 
resumes and 
submit them to 
the companies 
of your choice. 
You are also 
able to set up 
a personal 
account to access 
any job 

applications that 
come your way. 

When you go in for the application, have a smile on your face and 
dress nice. If you have to fill out the application at the place of employment, 
make sure you have the names, phone numbers and addresses of the 
people you wish to use for references. Once the application has been filled 
out, be prepared to be called back for an interview. When you are called 
back for the interview be sure to dress nice, smile, look alert, listen well and 
make eye contact. By following the above, you are almost guaranteed a 

Happy job hunting. 

Looking for a job? Look no further. Most employers use 
their signs to advertise employment opportunities. So while 
you're traveling down the road, pay attention to what some 
might have on their marquee. The newspaper is also a 
good place to look. If all else fails, starting calling places 
and ask if they are hiring. 

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Butler County Community 




Anderson, Wichita freshman. " I 

College has a lot of opportunities 

The Chamber Singers are 

appreciate Mr. Garber's teaching 

for vocal music students. Among 

a select group of 20-25 vocalists 

style too. He is fun, but laid-back at 

the six groups there is a variety of 

under the direction of Garber. The 

the same time." 

music and dance. Whether your 

ensemble performs a wide variety 

personality portrays barbershop 

of music including vocal jazz, 


music with the Smorgaschords or a 

madrigal and chamber literature 

Under the direction of 

little jazz music with Jazz Indigo, 

and performs frequently in public. 

Mack, the BCCC Headliners 

there is a song for everyone in the 

The BCCC Chamber Singers are a 

Showchoir function as goodwill 


vital part of the Butler County 

ambassadors for BCCC. 

Community College Music 

Throughout the Headliners' journey 


Department. Besides touring and 

of the past 100 years, audience 

Valerie Lippoldt Mack co- 

performing for schools and 

members will relive the passion for 

directs the Concert Choir with Ron 

community groups, the select 

nightlife around the world. In 

Garber. Concert Choir is open 

group of singers hosts the English 

addition to hosting the annual 

through audition to anyone who 

Renaissance Feast each year, as 

Showchoir Festival in November, 

enjoys singing several different 

well as attending the Renaissance 

the group performs throughout the 

musical styles. Music scholarship 

Festival in Kansas City, Mo. These 

U.S. at numerous special events. 

students are required to attend 

Renaissance celebrations are set 

The Headliners consist of 24 

Concert Choir as well as their 

in the costumes and decor of the 

young, talented singers and 

performing group and an additional 

1600s. While guests enjoy festive 

dancers plus a six-piece combo 

music class. Two major 

dishes, the Chamber Singers 

and one stage manager. The group 

performances are scheduled each 

entertain with a variety of songs, 

has been featured in several states 

semester. These performances 

dances and skits. 

and regional music and other 

include music ranging from 

"I like the madrigal songs 

conferences. Annual Headliner 

classical to contemporary 

we sing and I enjoy the 

tours have allowed the group to 


Renaissance Feast," said Brian 

perform in Washington, D.C., 

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from left to right: 
Roger Briggs, El 

freshman, Kevin 
Moler, Wichita 
Chad Schuetz, 
Holton freshman, 
Danial Porter, El 

Jazz Indigo from left to right: Brett 
Randolph, Goodland freshman, 
Bridgette Baker, Wichita sophomore, 
Rolando Romero, Wichita freshman, 
Mary Ramsey, Wichita sophomore, 
Joey Shurts, Wichita freshman, 
Camille Woods, Mulvane sophomore. 

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Story by Ashley McCullough & Rachel Julius 
Photos by Ashley McCullough 

The Sophisticated Ladies perform "God I hope I get it" 
during the opening number. Their wedding themed show 
was one of two that were arranged especially for Butler 
County Community College Sophisticated Ladies. 


Butler on 
Ifiroadway is an 
in terdepartmen tal 
show because of all 
of the Jine Arts 
Department that is 
involved said Mrs. 

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Houston, Chicago, Orlando, San 

music spectrum. Jazz Indigo 

Sophisticated Ladies is a six- 

Antonio, Niagara Falls, Branson, 

consists of six vocalists. 

piece combo and two stage 

Mo., Las Vegas, Nashville and 

managers. The Sophisticated 



Ladies have been featured in two 

This year the group 

The barbershop group 

special shows during the past fall 

attended the Fame Festival, a 

Smorgaschords has been a part of 

and spring semesters: Women of 

competition for showchoirs in 

Butler for 10 years. The 

Television and a Wedding show. 

Branson, and were featured as the 

Smorgaschords are made up of 

The two shows were arranged 

College Host Group. 

four men under the direction of 

especially for Butler County 

"It is such an honor to work 

Mack as well. Their voices range 

Community College Sophisticated 

with such talented individuals and 

from baritone, bass and tenor to a 

Ladies and written by Jeff Brown. 

a director that shares her love and 

lead vocalist. The Smorgaschords 

For the final production 

knowledge as much as Mrs. Mack 

perform at weddings, churches and 

the vocal music department will 

has done," said Josh Wells, 

lodge meetings and are members 

feature a Broadway show "Butler 

Andover sophomore. "1 have grown 


on Broadway." Mack looks at this 

tremendously through the program 

International Barbershop Lodge. 

show as their last grand concert. 

here at Butler, both as a musician 

"Smorgaschords is an 

From the two-hour show there will 

and as a person. Music is a way 

awesome vocal experience," said 

be 60 Broadway selections 

that students can express 

Danial Porter, El Dorado freshman. 

featured. The entire show is 

themselves freely while touching 

"I've learned a lot about harmonies 

costumed and choreographed. 

lives every day. 1 am truly thrilled to 

and music theory. I really enjoy the 

Out of the 75 vocal music 

have been a part of such a great 

support we get from faculty. It is 

students, 25 of them are 

and talented program." 

really amazing what happens when 

expected to return to the music 

we set our minds and talents 

department next fall. The majority 


together and just sing." 

of the graduating music students 

Jazz Indigo under the 

will go on to a university and still 

direction of Deanne Zogleman is 


study or practice music. 

new to the music department as of 


"I am really thankful to 

the fall of 1999. Jazz Indigo 

The Sophisticated Ladies 

Mrs. Mack for this opportunity 

replaced the group formerly known 

have been at Butler for many 

because a lot of colleges don't 

as Jazz 2 that was established in 

years. The 24-voice all-woman 

have a program like Butler's," said 

spring of 1999. This group was 

group is under the direction of 


added to broaden the students' 

Mack as well. Accompanying the 

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As of mid-April, the Butler 
baseball team was putting together 
another fine season with a 33-18 
mark. First-year head coach Trent 
Nesmith said the season has gone 
along pretty much as planned with 
pitching from the stable of freshmen 
Scott Munter, Andrew Ehling, 
Cullen Riner, Troy St. Clair, 
sophomore Ben Gensch, and vets 
Mike Gleason and Seth Schomick 
coming through and improving. 

"We brought in ten 
freshmen arms," Nesmith said. 
"And they've gotten better each 

Nesmith is replacing B.D. 
Parker who moved on to Nicholls 
State University in Louisiana. He 
has experience coaching the 
Topeka Capitals the last two 

summers and assisted Parker for 
three years. Nesmith still talks to 
Parker about once a week. The 
new Grizzly skipper was also 
associate head coach at Baker 
University in 1995 before coming to 
Butler in the fall of 1996. Nesmith 
played at Butler and Arkansas 
before graduating from Kansas 

The Augusta native says 
the players in the three and four 
spots in the batting order have 
been doing very well, with 
sophomore infielder Adrian Jones 
of Olathe, Kan., who was All- 
Region last year, hitting .380 with 
18 homeruns and 65 RBI and 
sophomore infielder Luke Muller of 
Littleton, Colo., who was all- 
conference, batting .400 with 16 

homeruns and 73 RBI. Muller is 
headed to Nicholls State. Others 
who have been mainstays on the 
team this year include outfielder 
Jake Carlson, catcher Monte 
Mitchell, outfielder Bryan James, 
infielder Shaun Puvogel, outfielder 
Josh Hall and infielder Kyle Cook. 

Nesmith also credits 
assistant coaches Jeff McCannon 
and Brian Blessie with the team's 
success this season. 

"I feel like we're in every 
game," Nesmith said. He said the 
Grizzlies can score a lot of runs. 
This was evidenced in an April 19 
game against Barton County at 
McDonald Stadium in El Dorado. 
The Grizzlies spotted Barton seven 
runs before winning the first game 
of a doubleheader, 12-8. 

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Left: Luke Lemon, Wichita sophomore, 
helped shut down Barton County after 
the Grizzlies fell behind by seven runs 
in a mid-April game in El Dorado. The 
Grizzlies came back to win, 12-8. 
Photo by Mr. Michael Swan 

Below: Bryan James of Butler dives 

back into first base. James is a 

freshman outfielder from Wichita and 

has been one of the mainstays on the 


Photo by Michael Mueller 

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Story by: Brenda Kimmi, Jason MassinoMl and Josh Wells Photo by Darren Greiving 



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Once you are inside the 14 foot Israeli 
fences of the El Dorado Correctional Facility, 
thoughts begin to race through your mind. At first a 
thought of helplessness. Warden Michael Nelson 
explained, "In the nine years the prison has been in 
operation there have been no successful escapes 

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over or under the wall." At any mojment a team of 
specially trained personnel can be watching your 
every move. Watching is not quite the phrase that 
explains the technology of surveillance we found 
east of El Dorado. 

"OriceVou are inside, you will notice a large 

Facility, you are entering a private city in which all 


persons are watched and monitored at all times. 


The main post at the facility is anything but a ho 
However, more than 1 ,000 prisoners call this silent, 


erie compound home. The El Dorado Correctional 
facility opened June 1991 and is on 640 acres^Most 
of the prisons look like bastilles, or small military 
bases, but El Dorado's looks like a college campus. 


Except for the high Israeli and McDugal fences, 


camera at the top of this station," Counselor Mike 


Garcia said. "At any given moment, the guys on the 
other end of that lens caff readyour number on your 

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visitor's badge from anywhere on the compound." 


*. Impressive, considering the badge you are 
wearing contains information that is all written in 12 
point font and your location may be more than 100 

yards away from the camera lens. 

As we walked through the portals and into 
the main compound entrance, we were escorted 
through the visitors' center, gym, laundry facility 
and entertainment center. "Basically, we are a self- 
existing community," Unit Team Manager Robert 
Sabien said. "If the city of El Dorado was in a state 
of emergency, most likely we would be assisting 

Walking through the maximum security, 
armed entrance of the El Dorado Correctional 

opped with rolls of barbed wire, the facility is like a 
small town. Having a water tower, emergency 
generator and a warehouse with food and other 
perishable items allows the facility to undergo and 
survive a lockdown which may last up to a week. 

According to Kansas State Department : of* 
Corrections statistics, most of the prisoners are 
between 16-25 years old, but the average prisoner 
age at the El Dorado prison is older^he ethnic 
makeup of the prison is abouJ,57 percent Caucasian, 
40 percent Afro- American and three percent other. 
The oldest prisoner they have is 78 and the 
youngest is 11. The average age of prisoners is 34. 
El Dorado is one of the4ew prisons in thesta|e that* 
takes younger offenders, according to WaraPr 

NelstlKL This is due to the special counseling and 

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segregatidCunits the El Dorado facility contains. 

The facilityis equipped with many state-of- - 

the-art security measures, which include 29 closed- 

circuit television cameras being monitored at three 

locations. There are also two perimeter ferro©§jT 

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This is the one most people associate with prisons. 
Along with these hardware measures, the prison 
also employs three manned towers, and armed 
perimeter patrols. However, there have been a few 
inmates who have walked off of minimum security 
community work who were later apprehended and 
posed no threat to the community. 

"Some guys who live on the compound are 
just bad people," Warden Nelson said. "However, 
not everyone here is violent." Two-hundred and 
fifty-six inmates are in administrative segregation. 
They are locked up for 23 hours of the day and if 
theyari out they have to be in restraints and with an 

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officer escort. Those who are there live in a 53 
square foot cell. They are the worst of the worst. 


"We have the guys you hear about on T.V. ," Garcia 
said. "Guys that have committed numerous 
homicides, sexual predators and guys who have 
killed in anger." Those in administrative 

gregation are there because of predatory 
behavior, gang recruitment, homicide, killing other 
inmates in other prison systems or drug trafficking. 
According to Warden Nelson, 100 are released from 
the maximum security a year, back into the prison's 


general population. 

There is also a minirnum-security unit at th 

prison. They are the ones you see out and around 
the community. They do recycling work, 
y_ construction and upkeep on local grade schools, 
and assisted in construction on the El Dorado 

Middle School gym. The minimum-security inmates 

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are the ones that are preparing to get out irj^rfhort 

tirig^ so they have a training facility that prepares 


them for their evjrf day life. This training includes 


getting out of bed, packing a lunch, and going to 

"The prison has special teams, like a SWAT 
team in a free community.. .they are the ones that 
deal with the firearms, gas, the nasty stuff," Nelson 
said. The team has a training course within the 
prison to keep up their training. The prison also has 
a firing range for the teams to practice their 

Throughout their nine years of being open, 
they have only had one homicide. The homicide 
occurred when they first opened. It happened in the 
food service area where there are a large amount of 
prisoners at one time. The prison has had four more 
deaths, all from natural causes. 

The prison has its own hospital and 
emergency room services with a full staff trained 
and experienced to handle every situation which 
may arise, from minor surgeries to medication and 
pharmaceutical needs. In this area of the prison, 

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there is an unspoken level of respect. When 
prisoners are admitted to this area, they are in an 
area where medical professionals have almost no 
protection from a riot or outbreak. It is due to these 
types of circumstances that the prison is monitor 
by closed circuit video surveillance. At the sight or 
sound of an emergency, a team of trained officers 
ill respond from all areas of the compound in less 

than 30 seconds. 

The facility is expanding by adding two new 
cell houses for the general population on its current 
location, east of the city. 

Pilot an airplane, touch a tornado, search for fossils, play 
miniature golf and explore at Wichita's brand-new $62 million 
children's museum and science center. 

The center is a 98,500-sq. ft. complex that houses four 
pavilions. The complex also is the home of the KSN Weather Lab. 
The complex is located at 300 N. McLean Blvd. 

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Exploration Place is open Monday from noon to 5 p.m.; 
Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The prices for 
general admission are children (2-4) $2, youth (5-15) $5, adults (16- 
64) $7 and seniors (65+) $6.50. 

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To the Grizzly staff for a Silver Medal in 
the Overall Magazine Category from the 
Kansas Associated Collegiate Press. In 
addition, the staff won five individual 


Event Writing 
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Table of Contents 
Ashley McCullough 

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Sports Photography 
Darren Greiving 


Sports Page 

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Michael Mueller 


Feature Writing 
Ashley McCullough 

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