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Happy 11th Birthday to my sister Alexandra who turns doubles ones today. Wow 11 already! I love you so much. I hope you have a great day! Love, Chantal, Christian, Mom, Dad, and Oreo.

Skier Safety Week

All across our great land, it’s safety week as ski resorts. The Powers That Be want you to avoid running into each other, or any other liability-inducing landmarks, like trees. It’ll knock the Druids out of them.

On page A7 of this very newspaper is the very personification of caution and care, Captain Safety and his trusty sidekick Safety Spiderwoman.

What we want to know is this: It took either an enormous incentive bonus (obviously not payable in Vail Resorts stock, given the price) or these people did something pretty silly and this is their pennance. It’s the same way they used to choose who had to run around dressed as Sport Goofy – “YOU! Into the Goofy suit!”

But we’re just guessing.

Have a ball, ballroom dancing

Time is running out to join the most complete dance class in the area. Join Pat Riggins as she teaches the Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, Cha Cha, and Salsa during this ten-week class. It runs through March 23. The beginner class will start at 6:30 p.m., and the advanced session will begin at 7:45 p.m. Both sessions are held in the Aerobics Studio on Sunday nights. Cost: $90/person or $165/couple.

For more information, contact the Avon Recreation Center at 748-4060, 748-8293 or

An Evening on Broadway tonight

The Vail Valley Theatre Company is presenting an evening of great show tunes with hits from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Oklahoma!” “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Oliver,” “The Sound of Music” and many more. Tickets are $35 for the concert, and $125 for an elegant dinner in the May Gallery Patrons Lounge and the concert. Proceeds benefit the Family Learning Center, the Vail Valley Theatre Company and the Buckman/Blount Community Performance Fund.

It’s 7:30 p.m. in the Vilar Center

Summer stuff

Heads up to local camps and organizations that sponsor summer programs for children ages 5-18: “SummerStuff”, an activity and camp fair for children ages 5-18, is accepting table registrations for its 3rd annual fair on Sunday, March 16 in the Campus Center at Vail Mountain School. Sponsored by the VMS Parents Association, this is a great opportunity to promote your summer program to families living in the central Rocky Mountains. For information, please call Vail Mountain School, 476-3850, ext. 109.

GI insurance

Cpl. Woods was assigned to the induction center, where he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance.

It wasn’t long before Captain Smith noticed that Cpl. Woods had almost a 100 percent record for insurance sales, which had never happened before. Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Woodys sales pitch…

Woods explained the basics of the GI Insurance to the new recruits, and then said: “If you have GI Insurance and go into battle and are killed, the government has to pay $200,000 to your beneficiaries. If you don’t have GI

insurance, and you go into battle and get killed, the government only has to pay a maximum of $6000.”

“Now,” he concluded, “which bunch do you think they are going to send into

battle first?”

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