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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. "
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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?
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Take a peek at Wichita's
On the cover.
The McDugal fence at El Dorado's
Photo fry Darren Greiving
Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, KS 67042
Inside the world of vocal
music at Butler
Letters to the Editor encouraged
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
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.
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 Monster.com 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
submit them to
of your choice.
You are also
able to set up
account to access
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.
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.,
from left to right:
Roger Briggs, El
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.
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.
Ifiroadway is an
in terdepartmen tal
show because of all
of the Jine Arts
Department that is
involved said Mrs.
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
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.
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
BEHIND CLOSED BARS
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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