Town Talk for Aug. 26, 2002 |

Town Talk for Aug. 26, 2002

Randy Wyrick

LE LAVANDOU, France (Reuters) – The mayor of a French Mediterranean town, faced with a cemetery “full to bursting,” has banned local residents from dying until he can find somewhere else to bury them.

Gil Bernardi, mayor of Le Lavandou on the coast 15 miles west of Saint Tropez, introduced the ban after a court rejected his plans to build a cemetery in a tranquil setting by the sea.

Bernardi said most locals had obeyed the edict so far, but he was desperately trying to find a resting place for a homeless man who had recently passed away in the town.

“Initially, the decree has been remarkably well followed,” the mayor said.

Bernardi has appealed against the ruling preventing the seaside cemetery

being built, saying it would be the best final resting place for his townsfolk.

“What people want here, because it’s a local tradition, is their own little personal plot of land, their burial spot, not an impersonal pigeonhole,” he said.

It’s always hockey season

Vail Junior Hockey registration is 2-6 p.m. Aug 28 at Dobson Ice Arena. Open skating from 4-6 p.m. Skate swap will be held during registration. Registration forms are available at Any questions, call Jade Kersey, 376-0874.

Todd’s a genius, but we knew that

Todd Schlegel, a junior this fall at the University of Wyoming, has been notified by the Honorary Board of Regents of the National Leadership Council that he has received membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

The Diploma of Membership is a symbol of membership in the Society and his academic success. The induction convocation for the University of Wyoming will be held on campus early in the fall term.

In his two years at the Univesity of Wyoming, Todd has consistently been on the President’s Honor Roll (GPA 4.0) and on the Dean’s List (GPA 3.75).

Todd Schlegel’s family has a ranch in Burns. His parents are Jackie and Rod Schlegel. He is a 2000 graduate from Eagle Valley High School.

Cougar Ridge is closing

The lifespan of Minturn’s Cougar Ridge Cafe is ending as we know it. Becky said they’re shifting their paradigm to become a gymnastics academy and martial arts school. Go there, before they run out of food.

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