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What about us, Senator Wyrick?!?

Daily Staff Writer
The Vail Recreation District had a blast hosting the fourth annual Spring Carnival at Dobson Arena on March 19, and we hope the more than 800 guests had a great time, also. More than 50 volunteers offered over 400 hours to make the event successful. Thanks to all the volunteers. Left: "CarnyVols" Minturn Middle School seventh-grader Marina Morton, left, and Vail Mountain School 7th-grader Devon Ferguson helped at a midway game. Right: "CarnyVol" Vail Mountain School sixth-grader Devon Wright helped at the craft area.

As the Town Talk Titans Senate campaign begins to gain steam, our personal Reason for Living and Our Most Trusted Advisor gently explained to us that our Torque and Recoil Campaign is ever-so-slightly male oriented – almost to the point of causing Testosterone Poisoning. She pointed out that the symptoms of Testosterone Poisoning include an affinity for the five tenets of our campaign: If it has Torque, Recoil Compression, Makes a Big Bang or Shoots a Big Bullet, It’s Cool and America Needs More Of It.

Our Reason for Living insists this is Testosterone Poisoning, and that the best antedote for it is new shoes. She also demande to know how Torque and Recoil applies to women.

OK, it’s like this:

When women give birth, that’s torque.

When the kid gets old enough to smart off and needs his and/or her ears boxed, that’s recoil.

Our slogans:

– “Wyrick: Why Not?”

– “Wyrick: The Voice of Reason?!?”

Movin’ right along.

Passover Seder

B’nai Vail Congregation is hosting its Passover Seder, April 5, at Vail’s Donovan Park Pavilion. April 5, for those keeping score at home, is the first night of Passover. If you still don’t know what Passover is, grab your Bible off the shelf and read Exodus, the second book, the one after Genesis, which is the first book. Chapter 12 will give you a pretty clear picture of it was like to be on the winning side of the Seven Plagues of Egypt. To RSVP, call Daphne at 477-2992.

Brilliance Among Us

– Caitlin Caligiuri is spending a semester in Madrid, Spain as part of the Syracuse University international programs abroad. While in Spain, students live with local families. Caitlin is junior at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she’s majoring in communications.

– Susan VanDyke of Minturn graduated with a Masters in Education, as part of the fall commencement excercises at Adams State College.

– Aurora Brown of Vail was awarded her Masters in Education during Adams State’s fall commencement. Adams State, for the uninitiated, is in Alamosa.

– And while we’re in Alamosa, Jenelle M. Padilla of Vail graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications during Adams State’s fall commencement exercises last December. While at Adams State, Jenella was active in the KASF radio station, the South Coloradan, Circle-K International, Estudanties Unidos, Upward Bound and volleyball.

– Courtney Anne Shaw of Avon was named to teh Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., for the fall semester. Basically, you have to have a grade point average somewhere high enough to look through the hole in the ozone. Courtney is a graphic design major and is the beloved offspring of David and Karen Shaw of Avon.

Global warming warning

Next up in the Vail Symposium’s lecture series is global warming, by John Cahir, Ph.D. He’s a retired meteorology professor and vice provost of Penn State University. Currently a consultant at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, he will discuss the science and impacts of global warming. It’s 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cordillera Valley Club, in Edwards. It’ll cost you $20 for Vail Symposium supporters, $25 all others; $35 includes buffet dinner to follow. Call 970-476-0954.

Alpinista Adios

Alpinista Pizzeria is done. They closed their doors Saturday and are taking their entrepreneurial spirit to Frisco.

Wherehouse warehouse

First Lutheran Church of Gypsum is hosting a warehouse sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday April 3. We’re talking high quality furniture and household items, and other cool stuff. The money benefits First Lutheran Church and its local outreach programs. It’s at the Airport Gateway Center between Eagle and Gypsum on Highway 6, at Alliance Moving Warehouse, at the far east end of airport center. Just follow the signs. They’re likely from God, so they’re hard to miss.

Friday is Jimmie’s Day

Our Own Gov. Bill Owens has proclaimed April 2, 2004 as “Jimmie Heuga and The Heuga Center Day.” This year marks the 20th Anniversary of The Heuga Center, founded by Jimmie Heuga after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was just 26 years old. He created The Heuga Center in 1984. In addition to the Center’s 20th birthday, 2004 also marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1964 Olympics when Billy Kidd and Jimmie Heuga won the

first ever U.S. men’s Olympic ski medals, taking silver and bronze, respectively, in the slalom event.

Heuga Center 20th Birthday and the Snow Express for MS Finals in Vail and Beaver Creek, April 1-4. Call 970-926-1275.

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