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Chamber From page !. It can produce many symptoms, and its effects may vary from joint pain and rashes to paralysis and death. Although not a common evem, its potential severity is such that much research has gone into preventing it. Treatment is by hy- perbaric oxygen therapy. Iftreated early,'there is a significantly high- er chance of successful recovery. While - Catalinds Hyperbaric Chamber has some other sources of income, Chamber Day provides a significant portion--close .t6"50 percent--of the annual budget to operate the hyperbaric chamber. All monies raised go to the Cham- ber. No administrative fees are deducted from the proceeds, the local Southern California boats donate their time and services, the manufacturers donate gear for raffle prizes, the Aquarium of the Pacific donates their facility for the evening event, hundreds of volunteers donate their time, and supporters donate money. Last year, the events raised $117,123. The main event is Chamber Day, which includes a fall day?of div- ing (two dives) at Catalina, plus a walking tour of the Chamber at the Isthmus. For those who can't take the day off but would still like to participate, there is the Fly- ing Dutchman a mythical boat. but a big part of Chamber Day and the perfect option for those who can't attend in person. There's also the Chamber Chal- lenge, which "challenges" the diving community to raise extra funds for the Chamber through di- rect donations (mostly $100 pledg- ':"" '.7. T -;?:E.  " ....................................................................................... .......... ._-: ,3.1 ?.! :. :: .............. . -. ........... , Ken Kurtis. left. Chairman of Chamber Day/Eve, and Karl Huggins. Director of the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber display a check showing how much .money was raised for the USC atalina Hyperbaric Chamber, With all the participants and volunteers involved, the event encompasses about 1.000 people and it is billed as the largest single-day scuba charity event in the United States. Photo by Ken Kopp es, but also $500 and $1,000, and even $5,000 and $10,000) Then there are the raffle ticket sales. Chamber Evening, co-spon- sored by the Aquarium of the Pa- Cific, wraps up the day. The event features full access to the Aquari- um, a sit-down dinner in the Great Hall (under the life-sized model of a Blue Whale), a few speeches, and the presentation of the Cham- ber Day check to Karl Huggins, Director of the Chamber. For more information, visit the web site at www.chamberday. org or call (310) 652-4990. Watson From page 1 In the months following the killings, the Los Angeles Police Department (which had jurisdic- tion) quickly followed a trail of evidence that ended up at a place called the Barker Ranch in, ap- propriately, Death Valley Nation- al Park. It was there, in this foresaken plac that Manson and his followers had holed up, and it was there that Donald Dunlop had the dubious honor of meeting Manson face-to- face. Although there were approximately 40 other officers involved in the raid of the Barker Ranch, it fell upon our own Donnie Dunlop to actually make the snag. Manson Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi discussed Dunlop's cap- ture of Manson in his summation at Manson's hearing: "He (Dun- lop) testified that when he first saw Mr. Manson, Manson was in a lit- tle hole beneath the floorboards of -7 Jim Watson Columnist one of the buildings on the ranch. Manson refused to come out, and Dunlop had to crawl under the building and pull Manson out by his hair." The capture of Manson was a life-changing event for Dunlop and part of the local legend that surrounds Donnie is that he was specifically assigned to the Avalon Station for the safety of himself and his family. I spoke with several locals who knew Don- nie back when he and his wife lived on the Island. None of them wanted to be identified in this story, mostly out of respect for the safety of Dun- lop's surviving family--a power- ful testament to the hold that the Manson family still has over the public. "I brought it up once," said one local. "But he didn't talk about it very much. He was really subdued about it. I'm not quite sure, but there was some rumor that he was sent overhere for his own protection." "(The capture of Manson) was very, very stressful for him" said another, who told me that Donnie once confided to her that his move to the Island was indeed to spend his remaining years with the de- partment in relative obscurity-- and therefore safety. "Jane" was good friends with both Donnie and his wife and was a frequent visitor to the Dunlop home. "He didn't talk about (the arrest) much be- cause he was so concerned about his wife and their son." Although Donald Dunlop passed away on Jan.. 19 of this year, his accomplishment still resonates occasionally in headlines around the world. In fact, it was ottly last month that Manson was denied parole for the twelfth time. Donnie would be proud. Got a weird story about Catalina? Email it to us at manager@cinews, us or send it to Mysterious Island, c/o Catalina Islander, PO Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704. Council From page 1 complaints about congestion and the inability of customers to enter or exit businesses where street artists are performing, the report said. "During the last two years, less than five street performers have been active in the city and ample space is available for them to continue to perform" Campbell wrote. Performers will be required to have permits when they use props or when they have performed before and know they will attract" crowds. Performers will also be required to get permits when fire, law enforcement or city code enforcement officers tell them they need to have permits. However, performers will not be required to display their permits to the general public so they may perform anonymously, the report said. The street performers will have to show their permits, and identification, to law enforcement officers on demand. No motion, no permit A request for a transportation permit died for lack of a motion, according to City Clerk Denise Radde. According to the staff report by Vehicle Clerk Dudley Morand, resident William Sidebothhan requested a transportation permit to start a pedicab business. Sidebothhan wanted to provide tours and one-way trips around Avalon between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. However, none of the council members made a motion on the request. With no motion, the request did not pass and Sideboihhan did not get a permit. Also, alease transfer request was pulled from the consent calendar. Radde said it would come back to the council at a future date. Island Express Helicopters, Inc., has been sold to new owners. The operators asked for the council to transfer the lease for their city-owned Cabrill0 Mole location to the new owners. The attorreys representing the helicopter company and City Attorney Camlbell will discuss the fees. q Se3d us your tews and photos! ed@cinews.us BIRTHDAYS MAY 18 Rebbecca Hernandez St acey King Kelly McCain Oley Olsen MAY 19 Mike Sampson Lou Willhite Jackson Cook Aaron Carslarphen Jane Griffin Daisy Saldana MAY 20 Denise Radde Salina Garcia Ken Putnam Virg!e Felix MAY 21 Bud Smi Jalen Fly nn Elva Alcaraz MAY 22 Gabriel L. Saldana Steve Rousso Cilviano Peguero Matew Drake Mary Schickling MAY 23 Rylan Flynn Rivers J. Carstarphen Anni Marshall Paul Perea Sr. Wyatt Karstens Emilio Ponce Tim Agresta Scott Schmeck peper Marsha Aquinde MAY24 Rachel Martin Keani Alexis Hernandez Chuck Liddell ANNIVERSARIES MAY 19 Johnny and Shauna Machado MAY 20 Greg and Jill Winslow Bill and Mary Jane Leonhardi MAY 21 Jeannie and Gaspar Garza Jr. MAY 22 Lisa and Carlos Portillo NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS TO REMOVE WEEDS, RUBBISH AND VEGETATIVE FUELS PRIOR TO JUNE 1, 2012 All persons in charge or control of property in the City of Avalon are hereby notified to remove and properly dispose of allweeds, rub- bish and vegetative fuels that may readily transmit fire, which could threaten to destroy lives, property and/or the environment. Pursuant with F.C. 4701 all weed abatement'must be completed prior t o June 1, 2012. Misdemeanor citations shall be isstfed to any and all persons who fail to comply with this notice after June 1, 2012, Avalon Municipal Code 4-3. Article 2 /S/Fire Chief, City of Avalon By the direction of Avalon City Council Publisl%d first three weeks of May 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, May 18, 201219