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Month: November 2005

Employees Give Up Holiday Bonuses

Employees Give Up Holiday Bonuses

The people of Kauai know what it’s like to live through a natural disaster. They’ve had hurricanes wash their lives away several times. In 1992, Iniki wiped out much of their island. They had to depend on the kindness of others to get through that tough time. When Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast, the employees at the Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort felt they had to do something for the survivors of the hurricane. They knew that the many…

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Woman Rescued From Near Drowning

Woman Rescued From Near Drowning

Kimberly Pratt is one lucky person! On November 20th, she nearly drowned. Thanks to a quick thinking scuba diving instructor, she was rescued in the nick of time. Pratt’s guardian angel must have been watching closely that day. She was working on her scuba diving certificate. She removed her mouthpiece as part of a routine procedure. When she was done, she couldn’t put the device back in place. There was something in the way and she couldn’t free it. When…

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Telethon Raises Big Bucks

Telethon Raises Big Bucks

The Boys and Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop held a telethon last week. It’s the 26th year they’ve held one. The telethon was held localled and aired on a local cabel channel. It’s their largest fundraiser of the year and included a silent auction as well as the telethon. This year the telethon brought in a whopping $191,054!!! Considering that they “only” collected $50,000 last year, that’s quite an increase. The money is desperately needed as the organization has a $500,000…

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. May your celebration be filled with family, friends, and good food. As we stuff ourselves with helpings of mash potatoes and pumpkin pie, we spare a thought or two for the things we are thankful for…the roof over our head, the heater that keeps our house warm, a weekly paycheck, food on the table, friends to laugh with, family with a shared history, our animal companions, the…

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Respecting Native Burial Mounds

Respecting Native Burial Mounds

Native Americans have spent the last few weeks walking across the San Francisco Bay Area visiting burials mounds. They are participating in the “Sacred Site Shellmound Peace Walk”. They walk to raise awareness of the sacred burial grounds all around the Bay Area which have been forgotten. The walk began November 7th in Vallejo and will continue through November 25th. The participants walk an average of 15-20 miles a day. The group is comprised of Native American leaders and Nipponzan…

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