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Friday, August 23, 2002 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 5 FRONT COVER FEATURE continued from previous page To dredge or not to dredge? Another of Two Harbors special Underwater submarine events took place on Aug.By MARIE WHITTINGTON Clark agrees on the necessity for 17--Crazy Hat Day. Both staff in Avalon is a first and guests were encouraged to A general sense of uneasiness a formal policy controlling don their finest, oddest, or most over the looming possibility of when the reservoir should be The world's first underwater unique headgear and wear it for water rationing in the near future dredged, and finding a proper wedding in a submarine, that we the day. Many staff members in prompted questions from the means of disposing of the silt, know of, was performed here in the various operations wore some City Council at its meeting Aug. plus a strategy for controlling Avalon on Sunday, Aug. 18. interesting head adornments, and 6 on the advisability of dredging future siltation, with siltation The unique wedding took place quite a few visitors got into the the reservoir to remove a build up basins. aboard the SEAmagine spirit of the day. The Crazy Hat of silt, which affects the water Avalon City Council SEAmobile, a real submarine that contest had 25 entrants (staff level. City Manager Rob Clarkmembers suggested it might be were not included), with 6 year examined the merits of such an prudent to hire an independent takes two passengers on dive old Heather Holmes of Vista, undertaking, and concluded that consultant to investigate the tours with a trained pilot at the California judged the best overall -.the Southern California Edison siltation situation. Based on controls. The bride and groom, for her self creation; a bucket C6" pany had taken soundings of this, Clark outlined possible Jeff Cordeiro and Suzanna Cox, trae#f, ,med to resemble-a rather the reservoir approximately atasks for the consultant. A both teachers from San Diego, thought provoking creation. Gary were united in marriage by Rev. Weishaup and Mary Franselow year ago, with the- finding review of Edison plans and Richard Kelley, in SCUBA gear "swam away" with second place siltation had decreased the policies for management of water at a depth of 25 ft. under the honors for their colossal dual capacity by about 10 percent,resources on the island; review surface of Lover's Cove, Catalina fish-head hats. Based on this finding, Clark existing Edison policies and Island's marine wildlife preserve, able to share in a champagne toast Ten years agO, on the same date believed other . water saving procedures regarding The SEAmobile was piloted by with the couple, in 1992, the Caldwell family off measures were more urgent than management of the Thompson Capt. Bruce Milne with John Kelley, also the businessthe sailing vessel Charlie Girl, dredging, i.e. putting the Reservoir; review the results of celebrated "Charlie" Caldwell's desalination plant into operation, the recent soundings; make Saxton and Ron Moore as manager of the Avalon 50th birthday with an evening activating certain wells, and a general recommendations to the SCUBA videographers and SEAmagine commented, "I was hors d oeuvre and cocktail cruise public relations campaign toCity, Edison Company and SeaMagine owner, William honored to have been able toaboard Two Harbors Dive vessel promote water conservation. He Conservancy regarding desirable Kohnen as surface support, perform the first submarine the Garabaldi. On Saturday sees dredging more as a longpolicies for future management of About 40 guests viewed the wedding; without the teamwork night, August 17, Charlie's other ceremony from the Seaview, an of my crew and the cooperation of half, Terry Caldwell put together range plan, with its own set of the Thompson Reservoir, and the Adventure Tours glass bottom Steve Smith, vice president of a reenactment of the birthday problems - what to do with the priority of these actions as boat that was stationed above the Adventure Tours, it wouldn't have cruise for Charlie's 60th. Family dredged material, obtaining the compared to other water submerged couple with Capt. been possible." members and many of the necessary permits, in itself a resources available on theisland. Urich Resetnikov at the helm and The happy couple along with Caldwell's Two Harbors friends lengthy process, making it As a result of this concern, a Selena Resetnikov as deckhand, friends and family enjoyed an joinedin the birthday celebration, unlikely it could all be water meeting has been Sound was linked via three radios; outdoor reception later at the Best enjoying the evening cruising the accomplished before the nextscheduled forTuesday, one on the Seaview, one on the Western Catalina Canyon Resort placid waters between Emerald rainy season - and hopefully, September 17, with all interested submarine and one on the and are looking forward to Bay and Empire Landing with the there will be one. parties invited to be present. birthday girl. Nevertheless, City Manager minister; the guests were even returning to Catalina soon. O From Think Rebate Ooff Cart Trade-in, running or not (Avalon residents only) Or= Approved Credit. 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