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This just in

“A record 5,200 groups from around the world submitted proposals for a memorial to the victims of the World Trade Center attack, officials announced Thursday,” reports the Associated Press.

What do they mean, “record?” How many people submitted proposals the last time the World Trade Center was destroyed?

Eagle Dance Academy DVDs

Eagle Dance Academy DVDs and videos are in! Please pick up your preordered viewings on one of the following dates: Monday from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. or during registration days. Pre-registration for past academy students will be on Saturday, August 23, and open registration will be on Saturday, August 30. Classes fill up fast, so don’t delay! For more information, call EDA at 328-6862.

Kickball Classic

It’s time to register for the second annual Evans Chaffee Construction Group (ECCG) Kickball Classic on Saturday, August 23, at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. Organizations and individuals throughout the Vail Valley are invited to organize a team of 8-12 players to help raise money for a worthy cause. They have room for 32 teams, and it’s $200 per team.

All the money goes to CASA, an organization that provides court-appointed advocates for children who have been victims of negligence or abuse. In addition to the kickball tournament, a pancake breakfast ($4 each) and barbecue lunch ($6 each) will be served. Both meals are open to the public. For more info, go to, or call 845-0466.

Palisade peaches for PTO

Organic freshly harvested peaches are being distributed by the Brush Creek Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) as a benefit fund-raiser. Peach orders are being taken now for delivery Aug. 19.-

Each 20 pound box may be pre-purchased for $38. To order, go online to or email an order form at Peach orders may be picked up between 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Brush Creek Elementary School in Eagle.

Cheering the cheer-full

Battle Mountain High School’s cheerleading tryouts are Tuesday. Practice is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and tryouts start at 2:15 p.m. Come dressed to have fun. For more information, call 926-6168.

Free food alert

The Vail Valley Convention and Tourism Bureau’s August Business After Hours Mixer is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Evergreen Lodge in Vail.

Go get great stuff to eat and drink, while doing the whole network thing. It’s free to VVCTB members, everyone else pays $15. For information, call 477-4026.

Let’s get ready to rummage

The 2003 Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, and Aug. 23 and 24, at Maloit Park in Minturn. It’s TOO LATE to drop stuff off. Volunteers can still earn dollars for their favorite local non-profit organization by putting in hours to sort and mark goods. For more information call 926-0577, 827-9426 or 476-5701.

Andrew the Ace

Andrew Penland of Eagle-Vail hit a hole in one on Saturday, July 19 at the Willow Creek Par 3 Course. The hole in one was on the 119 yard number five, the longest hole on the course. The shot was witnessed by two playing partners.

Mark Mogul is more succinct

In the recent past, we published a whole bunch of “rules for dating my daughter.” Mark said they were well thought out, however most teen-age boys would lose interest about halfway through, and that some might actually scare them away – which is, of course, the point.

Mark kept his short and sweet:

1. Anything you do to my daughter, me and my friends will do to you.

2. When my daughter says no that means no. When my daughter says yes that means no.

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