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PinePress ++o-opective0 ,,.o Tuesday, July 11,2000 11C you for of Camp d McDonald RonMd at Lake has special memories since 1992. former Director Ronald I have my own of the six : I spent with Today, as of House oversees of Lassen am proud of the are able to youth of my I am still and , With the mission of Camp the past six watched our and of many natives, in our House, the grounds of Medical Sacramento. McDonald a "home for a place a child is at area hospitals. that I have felt tt area. We Lassen who have om the Ronald House services. off our CATIIBIHT[qLIFIBU+[]P+ EJCOTM DIRECTOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES, NORTHERN CALIFORNItA seventh season, I would like to thank each of you who continues to support Camp Ronald McDonald. Your generosity and loyalty to our program is much appreciated. I would also like to introduce my leadership staff. Our new Camp Director, Vicky Flaig, has been involved with Camp Ronald McDoanld for four years as the Food Service Director. After completing her Masters Degree in Education and Specialty training in Developmental Disorders, she is looking forward to carrying on the vision and the spirit of Camp as we all know it. My Program Director this year is Ezra Butterfield. Ezra has been a long time associate of Camp Ronald McDonald. He has worked in all capacities: from lifeguard to cook to program assistant. I am thrilled to have Ezra on my team. My introductions would ]3e incomplete without . aclmoIedging two ve special people, Ken Doyle and Joe Harder. Ken has been a board Camp, e lS Alamos Fire report be misconstrued 8 a result of a recent email, I o ,to Research Fire a copy of of the Fire, m of conditions Some of the and Although that your I am the report tea from Rivers stated attachment on his of the It need for to take for their , on causes that it the real Alamos that t " Wildfire many lives and : was not WHERE I STAND PLUMAS COUNTY SUPERVISOR by Ms. Salazar, it was a travesty. If the federal forest lands had been managed properly, by removing some of the timber prior to igniting the prescribed fires and had expertise for managing prescribed fires been utilized, the homes would not have been exposed to wildfire at this time. Federal government representatives who have designed and implemented the National Wildland Fire Policy are responsible. They must not be excused by throwing dispersions at the homeowners who have lost millions of dollars as a result of this misconceived policy. It is that policy, along with the Roadless Area proposal, the new Transportation Policy, 219 Planning Regulation changes and in California, the Sierra Nevada Conservation Framework that are working towards continued mismanagement of our national forests and What do you like most about the Lassen County Fair? gCFl'he .L camaraderie. Great people, great spirit." Deletes Simon San Fnmdeo + L ..... rhe rodeo is fun. JL Coming across old friends. Sometimes t hat's the only place I get to see them." Jim White Susanville Drobably the 1Zipper. And the cotton candy." r]'lhe .L entertainment. They consistently get a good headliner." 80 Years Ago (1920) The Census Bureau made public the preliminary announcement of the population of Lassen County as returned by the census taken in January. It showed the population had nearly doubled during the decade between 1910 and 1920. According to the newly released figures, Lassen County had 8,507 residents while the city of Susanville had 918. C.W. Perkins, a pioneer of the Big Valley area and one of the earliest settlers in Lassen County, died at his home in Chico at the age of 92. Baseball teams for the Westwood and Lassen Lumber Company geared up to fight it out in what was expected to be a battle royal. "Deacon" Van Buren and "Dutch" Gerig, captains of the opposing teams, both claimed the team was the best. Both also attested to the keen rivalry between the clubs. $5 Ym  (194S) Susanville Health Officer Dr. J.W. Crever issued a warring that the seasonal rise in infantile paralysis (polio) had begun and urged parents to keep their children out of crowds and take'other precautions against the dreaded disease. These precautions included avoiding swimming in pools, avoiding overexertion such as exhausting bike rides, not removing tonsils except in urgent cases, and getting rid of flies. 3o Years o (197o) Governor Regan's tax reform bills, AB1000 and AB1001, calling for an ultimate shift of $1 billion from being supported by local property taxes to support by a one-cent increase in the sales tax, increases in income taxes, changes in bank and corporation taxes, adoption of the federal formula for computing oil depletion allowances, and adoption of withholding for state income taxes, was sent to the Senate floor after a Republican majority fought off last minute attempts to amend it before the finance committee. Rep. Harold T. "Bizz" Johnson congratulated Midshipman Karl T. Schwelm, formerly of Susanville, upon his election as captain of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Lacrosse team for the school year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schwelm. A human case of bubonic plague was reported in Plumas County, just over the Lassen County line, just beyond Clear Creek. 20 Years Ago (180) Congressman Bizz Johnson attended a meeting with 60 community members as part of his re-election campaign. Susanville Finance Director Jim Jeskey announced he was retiring to help manage the Mt. Lassen Hotel. Jeskey worked for the city for 15 years and served on the city council for seven years. Lassen National Forest Director William Jones retired after 33 years of federal service. Jones assumed the director's position in 1977 after working as the deputy supervisor for Letters guidelines All letters must contain an address and a phone num- ber. We publish only one let- ter per week per person and only one letter per month per person regarding the same subject matter. We do not publish third-party or open letters. The deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. Letters may also be sent via fax, 257-0408; on 3.5-inch disks; or e-mail at LCTimes@thegrid.net /ElrERANS 'WAR I am writing this letter to give a wake up call to all re- tired and active duty mili- tary personnel living in Lassen County. I went through an unpleasant expe- rience the other day that I would not wish on my worst enemy. Uncle Sam Strikes again: On Saturday my son fell out of a tree located near the Meadow Vie layground and managed separate a major bone in his left wrist. Hey, no problem, I am re- tired and I have military medical insurance on my son. Well almost an accurate statement, I am retired. On my son's 10th birth- day, September 1999, the government without written notification un-enrolled my son from the Military Medi- cal Insurance (Deers) pro- gram because I failed to look into a crystal ball and see the revelation that I needed to get my son a military ID card when he turned 10 years old. All military dependents will be un-enrolled from the Deers Program (medical) on their 10th birthday unless you the sponsor take the re- quired action to keep them in the program. The required action is to get them an ID card on their 10th birthday. The new ID card will be good for a period of four years and on the fourth year you will need to repeat this process. HMO Reality Check: When you walk into a doctor's of- fice with your injured son and the receptionist informs you that you don't have Mili- tary Medical Insurance on your son as you claimed on the forms and the office needs a deposit before the doctor can see him. What a feeling, as a fa- ther. I felt like a lazy disso- lute person. What has this country come to? I explained to the receptionist that I do have Military Insurance on my son and this must be an administrative oversight. I also explained to the recep- tionist that I am currently employed by the county and I have been working for the county for over three and half years. Did that make a difference? Hell no! GO home and get the check book, thank you very much. General Information: Well to make a long story short, I went to the Fallen Naval Air Station, located in Nevada and received four new ID cards. The whole process took less than 30 minutes. I want to share some of my personal research with you just in case you need to get an ID card for one of your family members. The follow- Years Ago (2S118) A fire lookout tower removed from atop Pegleg Mountain was relocated at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. The tower was completely restored and was intended to help teach the public about the art of spotting forest fires. The exhibit is now known as Pegleg Lookout. Lassen College President Larry Sorenson announced he would resign in August 1985 after five years. t0 Years Ago (2990) An inmate at the California Correctional Center was fatally stabbed and five others were wounded during a fight on July 7. Twenty-five inmates engaged in a fight in dormitory 49 of the Sierra Unit that lasted approximately two minutes. Westwood High School science teacher Arnold Hassslwander retired after 22 years at the school. , + A courthouse brawl outside the Lassen Superior Courthouse renewed the security debate for the old facility. The brawl began when a bailiff attempted to serve an arres warrant. Three attorneys, several cit'n and six of seven deputies joined in tl* brawl. One of the local attorneys "At one point we were all h the balcony. I looked over and ced it was a long way down." ing reflect three different lo- cations in which you can re- ceive an ID card (any branch of service): The National Guard lo- cated in Carson City, Nev. off of Hwy. 395 does ID cards by appointmefit only. Phone the National Guard at (775) 887-7302. The Air National Guard located in Reno on Terminal Way does ID cards on Tues- days and Thursdays. The walk-in hours are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call the Air Na- tional Guard at (775) 788- 4510. The Naval Air Station located in Fallen, Nev. does ID cards. When you enter the base (main gate) the per- sonnel office is located across the street from the base credit union. The walk-in hours are from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call the Station at (775) 426-5161. The best choice of all three. In closing, my son is doing fine, we are just waiting for the medical bills to arrive. Ha! Ha! Semper FI. Ronaid L. Wood MSGT. USMC (Pet.) Susanville A PLACE WNERE YOU CAN Fire. SAFE I have been a part time (Snowbird) resident of the Pine Town.Westwood area for many years. I have seen our community evolve from a desirable one to an area that I'm sorry to say, I don't be- lieve we can call "ours" any longer. Do we want bus loads of tourists clogging our "Beau- tiful Downtown Westwood," belching diesel fumes and creating anxieties in respon- sible caring parents. West- wood shouldn't have resi- dents torn apart over imss that end up being solved by bureaucratic authorities wielding their swords of power from 30 miles away. Small towns should not have their park a ring of automobiles May through September. Small towns are not made up of people who are arriv- ing with mnbition of advantage tunitiee ing no sponsibility tecting the small town. i We are a breag nity of are friends and fern, partners and on different teams, parents but and daughters. laughing times crying together_, but it is the together that h e sce.Wh a  you band r W help their house is on fire, you run and help them save You would risk you for them and their ehil know, in your because you heart, they would do the same for you. You are at their side and  .at yours when common enenuw are a threat to your town. Our town ts a pla wbur you can feel safe and you PinePress ++o-opective0 ,,.o Tuesday, July 11,2000 11C you for of Camp d McDonald RonMd at Lake has special memories since 1992. former Director Ronald I have my own of the six : I spent with Today, as of House oversees of Lassen am proud of the are able to youth of my I am still and , With the mission of Camp the past six watched our and of many natives, in our House, the grounds of Medical Sacramento. McDonald a "home for a place a child is at area hospitals. that I have felt tt area. We Lassen who have om the Ronald House services. off our CATIIBIHT[qLIFIBU+[]P+ EJCOTM DIRECTOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES, NORTHERN CALIFORNItA seventh season, I would like to thank each of you who continues to support Camp Ronald McDonald. Your generosity and loyalty to our program is much appreciated. I would also like to introduce my leadership staff. Our new Camp Director, Vicky Flaig, has been involved with Camp Ronald McDoanld for four years as the Food Service Director. After completing her Masters Degree in Education and Specialty training in Developmental Disorders, she is looking forward to carrying on the vision and the spirit of Camp as we all know it. My Program Director this year is Ezra Butterfield. Ezra has been a long time associate of Camp Ronald McDonald. He has worked in all capacities: from lifeguard to cook to program assistant. I am thrilled to have Ezra on my team. My introductions would ]3e incomplete without . aclmoIedging two ve special people, Ken Doyle and Joe Harder. Ken has been a board Camp, e lS Alamos Fire report be misconstrued 8 a result of a recent email, I o ,to Research Fire a copy of of the Fire, m of conditions Some of the and Although that your I am the report tea from Rivers stated attachment on his of the It need for to take for their , on causes that it the real Alamos that t " Wildfire many lives and : was not WHERE I STAND PLUMAS COUNTY SUPERVISOR by Ms. Salazar, it was a travesty. If the federal forest lands had been managed properly, by removing some of the timber prior to igniting the prescribed fires and had expertise for managing prescribed fires been utilized, the homes would not have been exposed to wildfire at this time. Federal government representatives who have designed and implemented the National Wildland Fire Policy are responsible. They must not be excused by throwing dispersions at the homeowners who have lost millions of dollars as a result of this misconceived policy. It is that policy, along with the Roadless Area proposal, the new Transportation Policy, 219 Planning Regulation changes and in California, the Sierra Nevada Conservation Framework that are working towards continued mismanagement of our national forests and What do you like most about the Lassen County Fair? gCFl'he .L camaraderie. Great people, great spirit." Deletes Simon San Fnmdeo + L ..... rhe rodeo is fun. JL Coming across old friends. Sometimes t hat's the only place I get to see them." Jim White Susanville Drobably the 1Zipper. And the cotton candy." r]'lhe .L entertainment. They consistently get a good headliner." 80 Years Ago (1920) The Census Bureau made public the preliminary announcement of the population of Lassen County as returned by the census taken in January. It showed the population had nearly doubled during the decade between 1910 and 1920. According to the newly released figures, Lassen County had 8,507 residents while the city of Susanville had 918. C.W. Perkins, a pioneer of the Big Valley area and one of the earliest settlers in Lassen County, died at his home in Chico at the age of 92. Baseball teams for the Westwood and Lassen Lumber Company geared up to fight it out in what was expected to be a battle royal. "Deacon" Van Buren and "Dutch" Gerig, captains of the opposing teams, both claimed the team was the best. Both also attested to the keen rivalry between the clubs. $5 Ym  (194S) Susanville Health Officer Dr. J.W. Crever issued a warring that the seasonal rise in infantile paralysis (polio) had begun and urged parents to keep their children out of crowds and take'other precautions against the dreaded disease. These precautions included avoiding swimming in pools, avoiding overexertion such as exhausting bike rides, not removing tonsils except in urgent cases, and getting rid of flies. 3o Years o (197o) Governor Regan's tax reform bills, AB1000 and AB1001, calling for an ultimate shift of $1 billion from being supported by local property taxes to support by a one-cent increase in the sales tax, increases in income taxes, changes in bank and corporation taxes, adoption of the federal formula for computing oil depletion allowances, and adoption of withholding for state income taxes, was sent to the Senate floor after a Republican majority fought off last minute attempts to amend it before the finance committee. Rep. Harold T. "Bizz" Johnson congratulated Midshipman Karl T. Schwelm, formerly of Susanville, upon his election as captain of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Lacrosse team for the school year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schwelm. A human case of bubonic plague was reported in Plumas County, just over the Lassen County line, just beyond Clear Creek. 20 Years Ago (180) Congressman Bizz Johnson attended a meeting with 60 community members as part of his re-election campaign. Susanville Finance Director Jim Jeskey announced he was retiring to help manage the Mt. Lassen Hotel. Jeskey worked for the city for 15 years and served on the city council for seven years. Lassen National Forest Director William Jones retired after 33 years of federal service. Jones assumed the director's position in 1977 after working as the deputy supervisor for Letters guidelines All letters must contain an address and a phone num- ber. We publish only one let- ter per week per person and only one letter per month per person regarding the same subject matter. We do not publish third-party or open letters. The deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. Letters may also be sent via fax, 257-0408; on 3.5-inch disks; or e-mail at LCTimes@thegrid.net /ElrERANS 'WAR I am writing this letter to give a wake up call to all re- tired and active duty mili- tary personnel living in Lassen County. I went through an unpleasant expe- rience the other day that I would not wish on my worst enemy. Uncle Sam Strikes again: On Saturday my son fell out of a tree located near the Meadow Vie layground and managed separate a major bone in his left wrist. Hey, no problem, I am re- tired and I have military medical insurance on my son. Well almost an accurate statement, I am retired. On my son's 10th birth- day, September 1999, the government without written notification un-enrolled my son from the Military Medi- cal Insurance (Deers) pro- gram because I failed to look into a crystal ball and see the revelation that I needed to get my son a military ID card when he turned 10 years old. All military dependents will be un-enrolled from the Deers Program (medical) on their 10th birthday unless you the sponsor take the re- quired action to keep them in the program. The required action is to get them an ID card on their 10th birthday. The new ID card will be good for a period of four years and on the fourth year you will need to repeat this process. HMO Reality Check: When you walk into a doctor's of- fice with your injured son and the receptionist informs you that you don't have Mili- tary Medical Insurance on your son as you claimed on the forms and the office needs a deposit before the doctor can see him. What a feeling, as a fa- ther. I felt like a lazy disso- lute person. What has this country come to? I explained to the receptionist that I do have Military Insurance on my son and this must be an administrative oversight. I also explained to the recep- tionist that I am currently employed by the county and I have been working for the county for over three and half years. Did that make a difference? Hell no! GO home and get the check book, thank you very much. General Information: Well to make a long story short, I went to the Fallen Naval Air Station, located in Nevada and received four new ID cards. The whole process took less than 30 minutes. I want to share some of my personal research with you just in case you need to get an ID card for one of your family members. The follow- Years Ago (2S118) A fire lookout tower removed from atop Pegleg Mountain was relocated at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. The tower was completely restored and was intended to help teach the public about the art of spotting forest fires. The exhibit is now known as Pegleg Lookout. Lassen College President Larry Sorenson announced he would resign in August 1985 after five years. t0 Years Ago (2990) An inmate at the California Correctional Center was fatally stabbed and five others were wounded during a fight on July 7. Twenty-five inmates engaged in a fight in dormitory 49 of the Sierra Unit that lasted approximately two minutes. Westwood High School science teacher Arnold Hassslwander retired after 22 years at the school. , + A courthouse brawl outside the Lassen Superior Courthouse renewed the security debate for the old facility. The brawl began when a bailiff attempted to serve an arres warrant. Three attorneys, several cit'n and six of seven deputies joined in tl* brawl. One of the local attorneys "At one point we were all h the balcony. I looked over and ced it was a long way down." ing reflect three different lo- cations in which you can re- ceive an ID card (any branch of service): The National Guard lo- cated in Carson City, Nev. off of Hwy. 395 does ID cards by appointmefit only. Phone the National Guard at (775) 887-7302. The Air National Guard located in Reno on Terminal Way does ID cards on Tues- days and Thursdays. The walk-in hours are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call the Air Na- tional Guard at (775) 788- 4510. The Naval Air Station located in Fallen, Nev. does ID cards. When you enter the base (main gate) the per- sonnel office is located across the street from the base credit union. The walk-in hours are from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call the Station at (775) 426-5161. The best choice of all three. In closing, my son is doing fine, we are just waiting for the medical bills to arrive. Ha! Ha! Semper FI. Ronaid L. Wood MSGT. USMC (Pet.) Susanville A PLACE WNERE YOU CAN Fire. SAFE I have been a part time (Snowbird) resident of the Pine Town.Westwood area for many years. I have seen our community evolve from a desirable one to an area that I'm sorry to say, I don't be- lieve we can call "ours" any longer. Do we want bus loads of tourists clogging our "Beau- tiful Downtown Westwood," belching diesel fumes and creating anxieties in respon- sible caring parents. West- wood shouldn't have resi- dents torn apart over imss that end up being solved by bureaucratic authorities wielding their swords of power from 30 miles away. Small towns should not have their park a ring of automobiles May through September. Small towns are not made up of people who are arriv- ing with mnbition of advantage tunitiee ing no sponsibility tecting the small town. i We are a breag nity of are friends and fern, partners and on different teams, parents but and daughters. laughing times crying together_, but it is the together that h e sce.Wh a  you band r W help their house is on fire, you run and help them save You would risk you for them and their ehil know, in your because you heart, they would do the same for you. You are at their side and  .at yours when common enenuw are a threat to your town. Our town ts a pla wbur you can feel safe and you