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Natural Hot Springs are some of the best-kept treasures – and secrets – on the West SLope.

Author Deborah Frazier George will give a program on Colorado Hot Springs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Eagle Library. She is the author of “Colorado Hot Springs,” a guide that offers a history and geological explanation of how the various hot springs tucked away in the mountains came to be. She also offers specific directions to various hot springs locations.

Frazier George has worked as a reporter at the Rocky Mountain News for 20 years, covering public lands, water, agriculture, and occasional court cases outside of the metropolitan area.

Any interested person is invited to attend the Feb. 5 lecture.

Charlie Brown lives at VMS

The Vail Mountain School theater department is resurrecting the Broadway musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” adapted from Charles Schultz famous comic strip “Peanuts.” The play has been in production since the

beginning of January and features two student casts under the direction

of VMS music teacher, Don Watson. The players are accompanied by Vail

piano legend at the piano, Mickey Poage.

It’s at VMS, 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. with

a matinee performance at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and free for pre-schoolers.

Test time

At Duke University, there were four sophomores taking Organic Chemistry.

They were doing so well on all the quizzes, midterms and labs, etc., that each had an A so far for the semester. These four friends were so confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to go up to the University of Virginia and party with some friends there. They had a great time, but after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn’t make it back to Duke until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final then, they decided to find their professor after the final and explain to him why they missed it. They explained that they had gone to UVA for the weekend with the plan to come back in time to study, but, unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back, didn’t have a spare, and couldn’t get help for a long time. As a result, they missed the final.

The professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved. They studied that night and went in the next day at the time the professor had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.

They looked at the first problem, worth five points. It was something simple about free radical formation. Cool, they thought! All at the same time, each one in his separate room, thought, this is going to be easy. Each finished the lengthy problem and then turned the page. On the second page was written:

For 95 points: Which tire?

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