Town Talk for Jan. 13, 2003 | VailDaily.com

Town Talk for Jan. 13, 2003

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated average of 36,000 people die from flu-related complications in the United States each year. You don’t need to be one of them. The flu season, between December and March, is just beginning. It is not too late to get a flu shot, and it is crucial that those who are most at risk are vaccinated. This includes anyone 50 years of age or older; infants and young children ages 6 months to 24 months; anyone with chronic medical conditions; and health care workers.Flu vaccinations are available through Eagle County Health & Services Department. Flu clinics are held at Health & Human Services offices at:n 551 Broadway, Eagle, Tues. and Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 328-8840n 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, Tues., Wed., Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 949-7026.n 0020 Eagle County Dr., El Jebel, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. Call 704-2760The cost of the flu shots is $12. The county will bill Medicare. Medicare patients are asked to bring their Medicare number with them.Go fast on filmExtreme skiing stud Chris Anthony will be at the Colorado Ski Museum from 3:30-6 p.m. today to sign copies of Warren Millers best film ever, “Cold Fusion.” Go Fast will be there for free energy drinks. DVD’s and VHS Tapes will be available for sale at the Colorado Ski Museum.For the uninitiated, Chris Anthony is the 1996 Alaskan Extreme Skiing Champion, veteran of eight World Championships and 14 Warren Miller Titles.For more info, call (970) 476-1876.The Colorado Ski Museum is located on the third level of the Vail Village Transportation Center.This just inOur buddy Chuck sent us this. We’re pretty sure it’s not true, and it’s real funny.Tipper Gore, an amateur genealogical researcher, discovered that her husband’s great-great uncle, Chadsworth Gore, a fellow lacking in character, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Tennessee in 1889.The only known photograph of Chadsworth Gore shows him standing on thegallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription:”Chadsworth Gore; horse thief, sent to Tennessee Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Tennessee Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.”After letting Al Gore and his staff of professional image consultants peruse the findings, they decided to crop Chadsworth’s picture, scan it in as an enlarged image, and edit it with image processing software so that the biographical sketch was sent to the media as follows:”Chadsworth Gore was a famous rancher in early Tennessee history. Hisbusiness empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Tennessee railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.” In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Chadsworth Gore passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.”And thus passed the very first “hanging Chad.”ABOVE STUFF IS WHAT I COULDN”T RUN ON SUNDAY – CassMermer Blakeslee, the author “In the Yikes! Zone,” is in our town. She can teach you to expand your comfort zone and learn the power of surrender. Basically, she’ll teach you to get over fear, which clears the way for your lucrative career in extreme skiing. She’ll be in Verbatim Booksellers for a booksigning sometime this week. Watch this very space for more info. Mermer shares the techniques that have earned her intergalactic acclaim. She trains ski instructors to help people overcome their fear, and is a former member of the Elite National Demonstration Team of professional Ski Instructors of America.Get your flu shot nowAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated average of 36,000 people die from flu-related complications in the United States each year. You don’t need to be one of them. The flu season, between December and March, is just beginning. It is not too late to get a flu shot, and it is crucial that those who are most at risk are vaccinated. This includes anyone 50 years of age or older; infants and young children ages 6 months to 24 months; anyone with chronic medical conditions; and health care workers.Flu vaccinations are available through Eagle County Health & Services Department. Flu clinics are held at Health & Human Services offices at:n 551 Broadway, Eagle, Tues. and Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 328-8840n 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, Tues., Wed., Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 949-7026.n 0020 Eagle County Dr., El Jebel, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. Call 704-2760The cost of the flu shots is $12. The county will bill Medicare. Medicare patients are asked to bring their Medicare number with them.Swearing In, not swearing atYou are invited to join Eagle County’s newly elected and re-elected officials for a swearing-in ceremony and reception at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.The ceremony is in the Eagle County Room in the Eagle County Building, 500 Broadway, in Eagle.Officials taking office include:n Tom Stone, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), who will begin his second four-year term.n Teak Simonton, Clerk and Recordern Joyce Mack, Assessorn Joseph D. Hoy, Sheriffn Dan Corcoran, Surveyorn Kara Bettis, CoronerCounty Treasurer Karen L. Sheaffer, who was re-elected in November, was sworn in earlier this month.Michael Gallagher, BOCC chairman, will kick off the morning’s celebration at 10:30 a.m. with a State of the County presentation and presentation of county employee service awards.The Three MarketeersNot so long ago, the Vaily Daily held an interoffice softball game between our marketing department and the rest of the crew. The staff whipped the marketing department soundly. To show just how the marketing department earns their keep, they posted this memo on the bulletin board after the game:”The Marketing Department is pleased to announce that for the 2000 Softball Season, we came in second place, having lost but one game all year. The Support Department, however, had a rather dismal season, as they won only one game.”10 Best Reasons to Not Exercise1. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now and we don’t know where she is!2. The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.3. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.4. I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.5. I don’t exercise at all. If God meant us to touch our toes, he would have put them further up our body.6. I like taking long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.7. I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.8. The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.9. If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.10. I don’t jog. It makes the ice jump right out of my whiskey glass.




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