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,'5, ~ *';, = .~ C~, ~" I; '* ~,: s * ;t Friday, IIIII I August 23, 2002 I II [ Summer Schedule July 5 - September 8, 2002 San Pedro to Avalon - 9:45 am Friday, Saturday & Sunday Avalon to San Pedro - 6:00 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday Trip time less than 2 hours Schedule subject to change. Call for Reservations 800-6 -1004 Dunn & 8am s uy. co . Refdgerators Color Ties Wicker Rocking Chairs Offtce Chairs Computers Pi#ows AndMuchMorel/ 1'he CATAI,:,INA I~I.~ANDER Ii Si - ; -'x" Page 2 lill] by MARIE WHITTINGTON A recent visit to the island by John Tercek, vice president for new business development at Royal Caribbean International and Mike Ronan, associate vice president, destination development, hosted by Catalina Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer Wayne Griffin, together with the Catalina Island Company executives proved very fruitful, according to Griffin. Ronan is the only middle or senior executive at Royal Caribbean who has actually visited Catalina Island, and come / Tercek is-invol ved indecision making regarding ship itineraries and deployment, so their presence in Avalon was significant. After enjoying a weekend of touring the island on Santa Catalina Island Company tours, and dining at the country club, the two men, with their families, left for a meeting in San Diego at the Port. Before departing, Tercek informed Griffin that "the Catalina Island visitor experience is better than that of any Caribbean island." He also assured Griffin that the Royal Caribbean's plans to homeport the Monarch of the Seas in Los Angeles in December 2003 are certain. That was music to Griffin's ears, since Avalon will be one of the scheduled stops. Because the Monarch was built with the thought that she would always be dockside when embarking and debarking passengers, she has just one door, located some 10 feet above water. This will present a challenge to tender arrangements to be worked out by RCI and SCICo. together. Griffin said "This visit could not have gone any better or been more productive. We now have two strong advocates for our destination at Royal Caribbean." no by MARIE WHITTINGTON Mississippi River. He is responsible for Pio Travel Older folks who remember, bringing the band on this cruise. and younger ones who don't, will The Wrigley family and have the chance to dance in the Garber were friends in Chicago Casino again to the music of Big years ago, where his band played Band music. They were present in Avalon Jan Garber's orchestra, one of for the opening of the ballroom, the famous orchestras during the and played here many times forties, will be playing in the during the 1930s and 40s. Casino ballroom Tuesday, Former resident Howard September 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 Bettencourt, who played p.m. and the public is invited, trombone and piano for Garber, No admission charge either, will be in attendance. During the The Global Music Exchange time he played with the band in of Ed Pio Travel, of Salinas, Avalon, he lived in the Cameron California is bringing five Apartments. He still plays near different bands on a cruise to his home in Texas, but won't be Mexico, with a stop in Avalon on playing on September 3. the itinerary. Jan Garber's band One Avalon resident who will will be the featured highlight in be playing, however, is Dr. Frank the Casino. Howard Schneider, Blair, whose saxophone rings out who lives in Wisconsin, has the over the canyon frequently, and at exclusive use of the Garber Big all the VFW ceremonies. He will Band library, and arranges for be playing alto sax both in many engagements in the mid Avalon at the Casino, and on west and up and down the board the cruise ship Ecstasy It pays to advertise in the Catalina Islander - Call 310-8 I0-0500 to place an ad. ISLAND ?ILMANAC .iio DRYDAY Forecast Night Sky "DRYDAY forecasts are designed to help you plan your activities weeks byKathleen Hill Zeller ahead. The planning chart below is a forecast of the daily probability of dry or rainy weather throughout the month. Remember: risky days are not TheMoon, just past full, rises after evening twilight. If the clouds clear, take advantage of 12/25 1/1 1/8 1/16 guaranteed rainy days. these dark nights to enjoy the Milky Way. 100% " You'll find the recognizable dense cluster of Tides stars at its highest point overhead. It cuts HIGH ft LOW ft 80~ ; : through the middle of the Summer Triangle, 70 . " which is easily located by first spottng Vega. 23 :!~i57d 4.1 2.6 Vega is a first magnitude star which appears i|!~ 4.4 0.6 directly overhead early in evening twilight. At 24 l'Vf: 4.3 2.5 ~-'--'- amere261t, yrs. distant, it is the key star in the ~i 3.8~ 0.9 4~~ . .~ Lyre, the magical instrument strung on a 25 i:ig~ii 4.6 i~ 2.1 tortoise shell by Hermes and used to charm !<~J~iil 3.4 1.3 man, motmtain and beast, Deneb, direcfly 26 ::~!3~i 5.0 ~ 1.4 ~low Vega in the NE, just as Ixight ~t a !6~i~ 3.2 1.6 whopping 1600 It. yrs. distant, marks the 90 27 5.5 0.6 232425262728293031 1 2345678910111213141516171819202122 degrte conler of the triangle, while Altair in ~i~ 3.3 :i 1.8 AU6UST SEPTEMBER Aquilla the Eagle completes it to the E. Deneb 28 6.0 -0.2 is part of Cygnus the Swan or the Northem ~ 3.6 ~ 1.8 Neither Ruch Weather Services, Inc nor the publisher, guarantee the accuracy of these Cross. The gap bctwen Venus and Spica 29 ~ 6.5 ~ -0.9 forecasts and no liability shall devolve upon either. No reproduction without written shrinks dramatically in the W to .9 by the 31st. authorizatiorL 1995 Ruch Weather Services, Inc. For information call 714-633-9013. 3.9 Sunrise aplnox, 6:23 am Sunset approx. 7:25 pm during the four day cruise. Wife Ruth will join him on board. " Blair says a group of over 300 will be coming ashore from the Ecstasy to dance for the afternoon. And there will be no wall flowers, because they are bringing 30 male "hosts" to keep the unescorted ladies dancing. A bit of local trivia - Frank Saldana says he was Jan Garber's golf caddie during those years. ISUIIID Address: P.O. Box 428 Office: 615A Crescent Ave. Avalon, California 90704 Telephone: (3101 510-0500 Fax: (310) 510-2882 emaih catislander@catalinaISP.com Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Melanie Kelley Art Director Marie Whittington Staff.Writer Julien Foreman Spec~l/~'ert~ Danielle Bell Receptionist Contributing Writers: Doug Oudin, Kathleen Hill ZeUer, Tammie gadu Contributing t~ng, ntt, lxm: Lthleen ging Tanuma Stoektell The Catalina Islander Volume: 87 Issue: 34 Issue date: August 23, 2002 (U SPS 093 - 140) Acceptance under 39(2, ER. 3464 Periodicals Postage Paid m Avalon, CA 90704 [ ' ZLII Member - l I; E I Assoc,m rL -.----a N~SPApEI:I pUBLISHERS I and other additional oBiees. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the petlhon for Adjudication" The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 615A Crescent Ave Avalon. Postmaster:. Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. 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