Letters Cheap idea To the editor: Strangely enough, perhaps Alan Aker has an idea. Maybe we should apply the business model of capitalism to our social institution of public education. As he put it, let's think of our teachers as high octane gas or prescription drugs. The cheaper the better. … Read Article


Obituaries Robert V. Jorgenson Robert V. Jorgenson, 84, of Des Moines, IA, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 30, at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was born Aug. 14, 1920 in Wakonda. Survivors include his wife, Maxine; a daughter and three sons; … Read Article

USD student receives Homeland Security fellowship

USD student receives Homeland Security fellowship University of South Dakota clinical psychology graduate student James "Ric" Monroe recently received one of the highly competitive awards under the Homeland Security Scholars and Fellows Program.� This prestigious three-year fellowship provides an annual stipend, tuition and fees remission, summer internship opportunities, and support … Read Article