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Friday, January 15, 1999 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 7 3.) Banning Brothers At approximately 8 a.m. Sat- urday morning, three superbly conditioned runners jogged into the Two Harbors aid station, the halfway point of this year's Lions Club 50 Mile Benefit Run. These three runners were the leaders of the race, which had begun in Avalon at precisely 5 a.m. After downing a few cups of Gatorade, water, a handful of pretzels, banana chunks or Gummy Bears, the trio reversed course and began the second half of this grueling run, perhaps the most difficult 50 miler any long- distance runner might attempt. A total of 162 runners had begun the race, according to co- organizers Baz Holly and Paul Mcllroy, with only a few drop- ping out before the half-way point. Giving aid Aid station coordinator Laura McElroy, along with volunteers Kitty McElroy, Maureen Oudin and Karen Hartley, kept the run- ners plied with refreshments, nourishment and encouragement for the ensuing four hours, as the remainder of the runners trudged into the Isthmus aid station. The volunteers' effort will generate donations from the ben- efit to help support the Two Har- bors Little Red Schoolhouse. While the runners were endur- ing the rigors of their physical pursuits, another group of deter- mined individuals were testing the boundaries of their mental abilities. Twenty-two members from California Technical Institute were at the Isthmus for a week- long brain seminar. Led by Christof Kock, Ph. D the group of doctors and doctorate students of the biology division of Cal Tech were attending a workshop of the month & ASSOCIATES Selling Real Estate for Over Half a Century Callie learned the meaning of TLC. focusing on "attention and neuro- circuits of the human brain." The "brainstormers" stayed at the Banning House Lodge and dined at the Harbor Reef Restau- rant. However, contrary to local rumors, their subject matter did not include performing prefrontal lobotomi~ on either Lodge man- ager Jaclyn Farris nor General Manager John Phelps as part of their research. Their conference results are destined ,for publica- tion as an educational book, once their research studies are com- pleted. Windy weather Moderate northeast winds developed in the Isthmus area late Friday night, generating bumpy, lumpy seas along "front- side" coves. Only about a half dozen ves- sels were moored in the area and they endured rough and tumble conditions throughout most of the night, before the winds abated in the early morning hours on Satur- day. Isthmus Harbor~man Ryan Kerr/Bombard performed capably, responding to several vessels requesting assistance and initiating preliminary storm response precedures for dock and float removal. Fortunately, the winds and seas moderated enough to prevent having to disconnect all floats and docks and Saturday proved to be another spectacular winter day in paradise. urch News Church sermon from Exodus This Sunday, Jan. 17, at Ava- begin at 10:30 a.m. Ion Community Church Pastor The Sunday Night Live Youth Ron Eroen will be teaching from Service will be held this Sunday, the book of Exodus 20:7. This beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the week's sermon is titled "Honor- TeenCenter. Youth in junior high ing God's Name." and high school are invited to There is Pre-service Worship attend. and Prayer starting at 9:15 a.m. The Celebration Service is and the Traditional Service will held on Wednesday. Worship is at begin at 10 a.m. Nursery care is 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 provided and Sunday school will p.m. Members are currently studying the book of Ecclesiastes. For more information or to make an appointment with Pastor Ron call 510-1889. This the "Year of the Cat"was brought to Neva Jennings for the Avalon Humane Society and with feedings every three and the society's pet of the hours for about a month and month is Callie the Calico. the tender ministrations of She is a two and a half year Neva's dog Keesha, today she old cat that was found in the is a healthy, loving cat and a dump when she was about four prime example of what a stray days old. cat can become with tender, As an abandoned kitten, she loving care. Serving Catalina for over 68 years QUAINT BEACH COTTAGE 1 blockto beach, bath plus half, fireplace, remodeled kitchen with lots of cabinet and counter space. Was NOW $271,000 ELEGANT VICTORIAN COTTAGE Corner lot, open & airy. 1 block to beach, 2 bedroom, 2 bath - great getaway rental income. Price lowered $1o,ooo OCEAN VIEW STOCK CO-OP APARTMENT Partially furnished, $135,000 Ca/I regarding our other GOLDEN GLOBE NOMIr ATIONSlt e e CLARENCE A. HUNT BROKER "Open 7 Days a Week" 119 CLARESSA (310) 510-2721 FAX (310) 510-7234