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An honorIn the last few weeks we have participated in the Eagle Flight Days parade, the Minturn parade and the Vail America parade. We worked hard to create a float that followed the theme of the parade and we were recognized for our efforts in all of the parades. The folks that volunteered their time to put these and other events together and make them run so smoothly are the real hero’s, and should also be recognized. I want to thank them for making their town, and Eagle County such a great place to live. You gave so freely of your time so the residents and visitors to your town could enjoy themselves. That says a lot about your character. I would also like to thank my family and all the folks that have helped with our floats. I also appreciate the many people that have given so much support to my campaign. It is an honor to be a part of Eagle County and have such support.Mike LederhauseLederhause is a county commissioner candidate.Inconvenient factsGlobal warming. No room for doubt. It’s an inconvenient truth.Well, maybe not. Mr. Richard S. Lindzen, professor of atmospheric science at MIT, wrote an article published by the Wall Street Journal on June 26, titled “There is no ‘consensus’ on global warming.” Without coming right out and challenging Al Gore to a duel, he lists a number of facts that Mr. Gore would find inconvenient, including the following:n The Arctic was warmer in 1940 than it is now.n Evidence suggests that the Greenland ice sheet is actually growing, and the increasing pressure is causing ice to calve off the perimeter.n Alpine glaciers have been retreating since the 19th century, but were advancing for centuries before that. Since 1970, many of the glaciers have stopped retreating, and some have started advancing again.n The spread of malaria has little to do with climate. Malaria was once common in Michigan and Siberia, and remains common in Siberia.n Hurricane numbers and intensity vary on extended time cycles, as do sea surface temperatures. The only thing that is generally agreed is that there has not been a particular hurricane that was directly caused by global warming.The article ends with another inconvenient fact – that “there is a clear attempt to establish truth not by scientific methods, but by perpetual repetition.” He calls Mr. Gore’s efforts “shrill alarmism” and suggests that the global warming crisis may turn out to be a farce – “if we’re lucky.”J.F. Abel AvonBefore fameYou have a good readership. I received several e-mails regarding your mention of my photo of “Vintage Pete “(Seibert). There is a question “who is the tall bright smiling young lady on the women’s 1950 FIS team?” in the same group of pictures. It may be Andrea Mead Lawrence who won two Olympic gold medals in 1952. This may be Andrea two years before she became famous. My recollection is that none of the young ladies did well at the 1950 FIS. Andrea Mead, if this is she, really developed her talent with in the 1950-52 span. Perhaps one of your readers might identify the smiling young woman. The Web site is http://home.adelphi.edu/~allendon/Aspen-Rewind.htmlAllen Don Manhasset, N.Y. Vail, colorado


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