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Medical Center wellness events STAFF REPORT Inner Images will be available Catalina Island Medical Center will host the 32nd Annual Community Health Fair on Thursday April 28 in the Casino Ballroom from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Low cost blood tests, free or discounted screenings plus health consultations and important medi- cal information will be available in a single location this one time per year! Save the date. Don't miss it. Volunteers are needed. Call Julie Glass 310-963-1253 to sign up! Digital mammograms available Digital Mammograms by at the Medical Center's Medical Group Office Friday March 4 and Saturday March 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call Jenea Dominguez or Cristina Grain in the center's Social Services Department at 310-510-0096. They are available to make appointments or answer questions about eligibility to receive a free mammogram. Mammograms save lives. Don't delay. Book an appointment today. Catalina Island Medical Center's mission is to provide quality health care to each indi- vidual and improve the overall health of our community. You're in Liddell From page 3 the Fullerton office, ended up going to the same examiner who had been there for my last five attempts, and asked her for my final set of six. Along with the exams, she gave me the least supportive look EVER! I ran and hid in my little "cubby hole," that I had made for myself in the examination room (I think there is now a bronze plaque with my name on it there), partially curled up in the semi-fetal position, and set out to pass! When I fin- ished I groveled like the hunch- back, Quasimodo, took the tests to "Ms. Sunshine" and handed her the final documents. Like Oliver Twist, when he pleaded, "Please, Sir, I want some more!" In my case, "Please, M'am, I want to pass!" She grabbed the papers and began to grade them. I made some mistakes on each one, but not enough to fail me, So, I passed! I PASSED! I PPPAAASSSEEEDDD! ! !" Next obstacle: taking a DMV photo She looked at me scornfully, as if to say, "Where is your 'seed pod'? YOU CAN'T BE CHUCK LIDDELL!!!" However, she said the mandatory, monotone. ErST WEX C W FO0 IN Nrwr01 lr! Breakfast, Lunch Dinner (949) MINUTEWALK FROM FLYER leg'. "congratulations," told me that I would now have to have my picture taken, but ! would need to make an appointment for that, and sent me on my way. What could possibly go wrong now!?! I quickly ran to my car, got my cell phone, and called Eric, my supervisor, and told him that ! had finally passed, but now all I needed was a new driver's license picture. Since my training time was running short, he told me that I should go directly to the San Pedro DMV, as they usually weren't as busy, and I wouldn't have to make an appointment. I rushed to San Pedro and stood in line. He was right, there weren't many people ahead of me, but as I stood there, quite a number fell in line behind me. Must have been their "lunch break." I went up to the counter and the woman seemed kind and pleasant enough (anyone would, have been better than "Nurse Ratchet" in Fullerton) and gave her the proof that I had passed and simply needed my picture taken. I had gotten this far and no one could take it away from me !! ! I was pre- paring for my "end zone dance," when she spoke. She told me to put my finger in this machine, which would take my fingerprint. I want to make it clear that-it had been so long since I last had my' Driver's License picture taken, as I had not had any driving violations, and my license was simply renewed and mailed to me over the last 15 plus years. 1 didn't know anything about "fin- gerprinting," but I complied. ! Chuck Liddell's CLass A driver's license Courtesy photo She said to me ... now these were here exact words... 'Put your finger in the machine and then step back to the line for your picture.' placed my finger smartly into the receptacle and waited for my next set of instructions. Chuck misunderstands the instructions Now comes the "L I T E R A L" part! Ready!?! She said to me ... now these were here exact words... "Put your finger in the machine and then step back to the line for your picture." For those of you who are "literally inclined," you have already fig- ured out what I then did. For the rest of you "normal" people, read the lady's words over again, EXACTLY as they are written and try to figure out what hap- pened next! Also, please keep in mind that I had been over the past five weeks subjected to every test that the DMV could throw at me and I wasn't going to do or say anything that might mess up nay changgs 0f getting my "Class A" licens&. Well, here we go! With my finger STILL in the fingerprint- ing machine, I started moving my feet backward toward the photo line! 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