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Page 12 April 9. 1998 Quad City Herald Broken water line causes damage in Bridgeport school building Cheryl Schweizer photo Maintenance worker Lupe Martinez (right) points out some of the damage caused by a water leak to Bridgeport School Board member Rick Halterman and superintendent Bob Allen. A leaky pipe left a Bridgeport High School hallway about two inches deep in water and caused an undetermined amount of damage Thursday morning, April 2. The pipe is part of the building's heating system, said district su- perintendent Robert Allen. It broke while the system was in use, spill- ing a copious amount of water, drenching a number of ceiling tiles (and employees who tried to re- connect it). The water leaked through the ceiling, filling one light fixture as well as the hallway. Water leaked into one storage room from the hallway and may have leaked into some student lockers. The system does not use water alone; it was mixed with a chemi- cal similar to antifreeze called pro- pylene glycol, Allen said. The ac- cident left behind a strong antifreeze smell, which caused classes to be dismissed for the rest of the day. Classes resumed on Friday. The building is equipped with a two-part heating system. Chemi- cals used in other part of the sys- tem may be corrosive, and school officials did not know which part of the system had broken, Allen said. School workers used respira- 10rs as a precaution until it was determined which part of the sys- tem had broken, he said. Allen said repair workers dis- covered that the clamp holding the pipe had broken, and the re- sulting vibration may have caused the break. Two sections of the hall carpet and 15 to 20 ceiling tiles had to be replaced, he said. The repair work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. Contestants in the Columbia River Royalty Pageant recently gathered for e make over day in preparation for the pageant next week. q3olumbia River Royalty IDageant set for April 19 The 1998 Columbia River Royalty Pageant will be held Sunday evening, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Bridge- port High School gym. Pageant organizers are extending a special invitation to the pag- eant to past members of the Co- lumbia River Royalty court, as welles former royalty from throughout the area. There will be a sign-in book at the entrance for current and former royalty, said pageant committee member Sherilyn Jacobsen. All past and present royalty will be introduced during the pageant. Local groups sponsored Miss Brewster and Miss Bridgeport pageants before they were com- bined into the Columbia River Royalty; past winners of those contests are invited to attend the 1998 pageant. In fact, commit- tee members are soliciting ad- dresses of all former Quad City royalty. People who have infer- marion or questions can contact Jacobsen in Bridgeport or mail the information to Box 804, Bridge- port. The 1998 pageant contestants are Melissa Nieuwenhuis, Pateros; Nikki Meese and Brandy Kennell, Brewster; Teresa Medina and Delia Hernandez, Bridgeport and Heather Allen, Mansfield. Tickets are $3 and can be pur- chased at the door. A Rock an00J Roll Tribute to Youth in P00merica at Drug Free "outh Rally Lt. Governor Brad Owen, along with "Strategies for Youth" will present the program "A Rock and Roll Tribute to Youth in America" at the 3rd Annual Okanogan County Drug-Free Youth Rally. Over 1,000 students from Okanogan and Dou- glas Counties will attend the rally, set for 9 a.m. to 12 o'clock noon, April 24th at Tonasket High School. The Lt. Governor will speak, present a slide show, and perform with the band "Strategies for Youth". 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