A Classic Most antique collectors come home from country auctions with kerosene lamps, yellowed pictures, wooden chairs, or cast-iron pots. Teachers Tom and Judy Lutzi of Lincoln, Neb., came away from a recent sale in nearby Agnew the proud owners of a 96-year-old, one-room schoolhouse. Such buildings, Tom Lutzi explains, "are like dinosaurs; they'll be extinct before too long. I want my grandkids to see what school was like 100 years ago.'' The couple plans to move the schoolhouse to their farm, renovate it, and turn it into a private museum furnished with an old stove, a school bell, desks, slate boards, and other antiques they have collected. Money from the sale of the school created a scholarship fund at a local high school.
Giving It Her Best Shot
Physical education teacher Deb Sunderman is on a roll--in more ways than one. Sunderman, who teaches at Five Oaks High School in Prior Lake, Minn., plays basketball from a wheelchair. Last summer, she led the U.S. team to the gold medal at the World Cup Championship for women's wheelchair basketball in Saint-Etienne, France. She was the team's high scorer. Sunderman doesn't need to use a wheelchair for normal daily activity, but a deteriorating hip condition causes her chronic pain during physical activity. The disability made her eligible to play for a local wheelchairbasketball team. While playing at a national tournament, Sunderman was selected for the U.S. team. "It's still the game of basketball,'' she says. "I'm a very competitive person, and the feeling is still the same.'' Sunderman has her students try their hands at the sport, using wheelchairs donated by a local rehabilitation center. Her goal is to help her students "look beyond the chair and see the person in it.''
A Hug From Bo Ashley Morris, a 2nd grader at Robert Stevenson Elementary School in Burbank, Calif., receives a big hug from professional football and baseball player Bo Jackson during a recent taping of the Donahue show. She and Kevin Nguyen (in background) won an "I want to meet Bo Jackson'' essay contest. According to Ashley, Jackson was "nice, big, and sweaty!'' When asked how she concluded her essay, she said, "with a period.''