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Page 8 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, September 1,2000 The Catalina Team of women preparing to do the AVON 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk planned a potluck social full of murder, mayhem and mischief for them- selves and their husbands on August 12. The setting, the characters, the story and the fun were all a part of a Murder a La Carte Game called, "Eat, Drink and Be Married." This particular story took place in a Las Vegas wed- ding chapel gambling emporium called the "Pearly Gates." Linda and Ron Salo came dressed for their roles as a bride-to-be and her biker fiancee. Ruth and Joe Martinez wowed everyone with their evening wear. Ruth wore a slinky black cocktail dress for her part as "Ruby Lipps," the Las Vegas showgirl and Dr. Joe was suited up as a dapper pri- vate eye named Ace Spader. Burt Lyon had the cleric's collar and plenty of enthusiasm as Reverend Hal Fyre. Mary Olson was a shy but racy character named Dee Vorst. Linda Jo Cleveland played the prim and Murder mystery players are, seated left to right: Ron Salo, Linda Salo and Ruth Martinez. Standing, left to right: Mary Olson, Burt Lyon, Cindy Lyon, Chris Cleveland, Gary Olson, Linda Jo Cleveland, Joe Martinez, Judy Hibbs and Glenn Hibbs. proper librarian Mae B. Wilde while her husband Chris Cleve- land was amazing as Elvis impersonator, Rock King. Other guests Gary Olson, Cindy Lyon and hosts, Glenn and Judy Hibbs tried to unravel the mystery of who shot Black- jack White at the wedding of his daughter, Virgen White and her Hell's Angel boyfriend, E.Z. Ryder. Dinner, which included seafood pasta, salads and pound cake for dessert, provided the brain food to keep the would-be detectives "on the case." Despite years of investigative experience group members still had to sift through numerous clues to decipher the facts and appreciate the hilarious surpris- es that entertained all through- out the evening. While Linda Salo fooled some with her impassioned pleas of innocence, the mys- tery's conclusion revealed the murderer to be Virgen White in the chapel with the gun. by KAREN GORDON Although the days of late sum- merare comfortably warm and the number of visitors to the Island still constant, one can feel the presence of autumn creeping into our lives. The shadows are a little longer and evening tends to come a little earlier. As summer has progressed, we have watched the Island's Catalina cherries develop from Small green buds to ripening red fruits. The feather-capped seeds of the mountain mahogany are final- ly poised and ready for the perfect wind to carry them from their par- ent tree to a new home. And, the oak trees have begun to push their acorns out into the world of sun and air. Just as the cherries 'have taken all summer to s rSest Kept Lido Tdo Great Jazz Saturday & Sunday 3-6pro Jimmy Ford Band Monday 3-6pro Come out and have a cocktail by the bay and enjoy some of the best music around ripen, the acorns are beginning their journey of development to be "ready" this winter. A new cycle'is beginning. Join the Catalina Island Con- servancy's education department for the last weekend of free sum- mer naturalist programs around the Island. Friday at 8 p.m. there will be a Campfire program at the Hermit Gulch campground and a Camp- fire program at Little Harbor campground. Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. there will be a nature walk at the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden and a nature walk at Little Harbor campground. On Sunday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. there will be a nature hike at the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden. The programs are led by Con- servancy naturalists who are all very knowledgeable. For more information about any of the Conservancy's educa- tional programs, call the Educa- tion Department at 510-0954. CAT~AI-I~/~I~B-~U--SH-- DI~SIGNS Personalized Airbrushing Tempo ry Airbrush /aIloos Across From The Basketball Court s Ask About our Honeymoon Special (310) 510-2822