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This kid is 23 today! If you see him, wish him a happy birthday and buy him a drink at the Tap Room.
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Congratulations to the Vail Recreation District Flag Football Overall Champions of Vail Realty. Congrats to the AFC Champions of First Bank and the NFC Champions of Cordillera Eagles! We look forward to seeing you next fall!

Marketing District today

The Vail Local Marketing District meeting is 8:30 a.m. today at the Antlers at Vail. It’s free. For the uninitiated, it’s a board meeting of the publicly-appointed Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council. Discussion will focus on the 2004 Summer Marketing Campaign with topics including ad creative review, winter cross-sell promotions and PRIMA.



Senate Time, and the living is easy

Your overworked and underappreciated U.S. Senators voted themselves a pay raise. It’s 2.2 percent, or $3,400, for a total salary of $158,103 per year. The best part of being a member of Congress is that you’re paid that every year until you and your spouse expire. Let’s make sure we have this correct: We’re looking at a $480 billion deficit because these people spend money like a drunk sailor with his first credit card, and about $90 billion to rebuild Iraq, which wasn’t all that busted up to begin with. At $3,400 is nearly one-third the $10,300 annual salary that a minimum wager worker makes.



Baroque to the Beatles

Eagle Valley Christian Academy is running a music and lecture series: “A Survey of Western Music, series I: From Baroque to The Beatles,” and they want you there. It’s a weekly concert and lecture series that will be held on Tuesdays from 2:30-3 p.m. in the chapel at Eagle Valley Christian Academy, 39209 Hwy 6 in Eagle-Vail, where Vail Bible Church is located. The coordinator of this series is Britt Herrington, a gifted multi-instrumentalist who studied violin at the University of North Texas and received his Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Dallas Baptist University.

Invest a half hour and improve yourself.



The schedule goes like this:

Oct. 28 – Baroque

Nov. 4 – Classical

Nov. 11 – Romantic and 20th Century

Nov. 18 – Pre-Beatles

Dec. 2 – Beatles

Dec. 9 – Post-Beatles

Hairy Pawter pooches

The inaugural Hairy Pawter Quidditch Classic will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Dogwart’s School (a.k.a. Foxfield Agility Center.) All dogs are welcome. Costumes are encouraged for both dogs and handlers. Entry fee is $10, $5 of which will benefit the Eagle County Animal Shelter. Call Foxfield Agility at 328-2661 for details or-register on-line at http://www.foxfieldagility.com/quidditch.htm. Prizes will be awarded. Spectators are welcome for a $5 donation to the Animal Shelter.

Top 10 Signs You Are Too Old to Be Trick or Treating

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.

9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.

8. You ask for high fiber candy only.

7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your

balance and fall over.

6. People say, “Great Keith Richards mask!” and you’re not wearing a mask.

5. When the door opens you yell, “Trick or…” and can’t remember the rest.

4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.

3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won’t dislodge your hairpiece.

2. You’re the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.

1. You avoid going to houses where your ex-wives live.


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