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Archive for Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Weekend vandalism damages Haskell pool

July 25, 2006

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Someone caused between $15,000 and $20,000 damage to the pool and equipment at Haskell Indian Nations University in two incidents during the weekend.

First, someone sneaked into the pool between 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and discharged a fire extinguisher into the pool.

Then around 11 a.m. Sunday, an employee discovered more extensive damage: items including a shed, weight equipment, fans, floor buffers and lifeguard chairs had been thrown into the pool.

Also damaged were a set of hanging lights and ceiling tiles. The doors to the pool had been locked, Haskell employees told police.

Comments

egypt 8 years, 5 months ago

shouldnt it be someone snuck into the pool not sneaked into the pool

conservative 8 years, 5 months ago

egypt, actually either would be correct. Here is an excerpt from an online dictionary:

"Usage Note: Snuck is an Americanism first introduced in the 19th century as a nonstandard regional variant of sneaked. Widespread use of snuck has become more common with every generation. It is now used by educated speakers in all regions. Formal written English is more conservative than other varieties, of course, and here snuck still meets with much resistance. Many writers and editors have a lingering unease about the form, particularly if they recall its nonstandard origins. And 67 percent of the Usage Panel disapproved of snuck in our 1988 survey. Nevertheless, an examination of recent sources shows that snuck is sneaking up on sneaked. Snuck was almost 20 percent more common in newspaper articles published in 1995 than it was in 1985. Snuck also appears in the work of many respected columnists and authors: "He ran up huge hotel bills and then snuck out without paying" (George Stade). "He had snuck away from camp with a cabinmate" (Anne Tyler). "I ducked down behind the paperbacks and snuck out" (Garrison Keillor)."

as_I_live_and_breathe 8 years, 5 months ago

??? So idgits are trashing a pool in the middle of a heat wave in Kansas and the bad thing is the words they use to report it.

I hope in this time of big brother they have video of this and they catch and chain these pigs up 25 feet from a cool blue pool and leave them there for 3 100+ degree days.... with only tepid vinegar to drink.

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