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GOLF CARTSPOTLIGHT: NITA WALL BY THERESA CUMMINGS The red Rolls ROyce ~ seen in every 4th of July parade belongs to Nita Wall of Fairview Terrace~ we moved from Palos Verdes to Catalina Island in the late 80% we hacr~,b~'rver from Palm Springs where we bought it," Nita stated. =1 believe it was~()~:of the lest one's that Rolls Royce Motor Cars allowed to be made in their irnage,.hood ornament and all." Her husband. Dr, Jack Wall, had graduated fron~USP...,~and was able to convince Dr. Art Bartner, director of the Trojan Marching BaPA;~begin participating in the parade every July 4th and for many years their ~i~ led the parade. "Even though our golf cart no longer leads the parade, we are:S~ill jn it every year," Nita stated. HERMOSA HOTEL When Mark Malan, owner, of the Hermosa Hotel and Catalina Beach House, decided to buy this gold cart he had to wait. "They had already committed it to be used in a Hannah Montana movie," Malan stated, %o we had to wait until filming was complete to purchase it." The Hermosa is 115 years old and the golf cart is modeled after vehicle's of the 1920's and 30's. "When I saw it." Malan continued, "it just seemed to have the flavor of the hotel." Visitors to the Island are frequently seen taking photos of this unique vehicle. "If I see them taking photos, I encourage them to get behind the wheel for the picture," Malan said. This golf cart has won 4 different trophies in Island parades and Malan has two additional specialized "street rods" on order. ALLEN CARTER Laurie and Allen Carter moved to Catalina Island in 1989 When I~urchasing a golf cart in 2000, they found this unique cart owned by Tim Tyler It is an Electric Club Car, fitted to appear as a Uncoln Town Carklt was originally designed as a demonstration cart. "Everyone always wants to take photos of it," Carter said. "We had a few incidents of people bumping into it, damaging the front A friend had a tile reproduction of a swordfish, so we have that on the front of it for now," Carter stated. MONSOON MOISTURE AFFECTS CATALINA By Theresa Cummings Wednesday, Randy Lewis, owner "You don't reafize you're getting For the past several weeks, Cata- lina has been feeling the effects of the North American Monsoon, otherwise known as the Mexican Monsoon. Seas have been rough 'and moisture being pushed from the Gulf of Mexico into California has brought increased humidity. According to the National Weather Service, the jet stream pushing this moisture along has created an inversion layer. Instead of temperatures cooling in higher elevations, the inversion causes temperatures to increase. At eleva- tion 1602, the Airport in the Sky has been extremely hot. Even though the Airport ther- mostat has been reading in the 90's. due to the moisture in the air the heat index has been attriple digits for several weeks now. On of Bike Catalina had a couple go up to the Airport on the 7:30 shut- tle to mountain bike back to town. Meeting up with Randy later that morning he told the Islander, "I'm just not sending anyone else. up there. The heat is too dangerous. 1 want them to come back alive!" The Monsoon had not affected I North America in the past. This is aI! new phenomenon that is still being i debated among the Meteorological I community. "Water, water, water," ! volunteer Ranger Mike stated, i L dehydrated. My wife went with family to Little Harbor over the weekend and was affected by this heat even though she was drinking water all day. Everyone should be very careful right now." CONTACT THE iSLANDER (310) 510-0500 or dan@cinews,us CELEBRATE NATIONAL MUSEUM DAY In observance of National Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be ~ree admission to the Catalina Island MuseUm for the entire day. Museum Day offers the opportunity to explore what might be an unfamiliar museum and uncover its unseen treasures. Or, you can tour your favorite museum to see its latest exhibitions, all at no cost."We encourage all Catalina Island .resi- dents and visitors to participate in our National Museum Day cel- ebration," said Devin Thompson, Director of Development and Membership. "In the last seven months, the museum's member- ship has grown exponentially and we are confident Museum Day will help us reach our goal of 1000 members." The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and the rich history of Santa Catalina Island. It is located on the ground floor of Avalon's his- toric Casino, and is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the museum and the privileges of membership, the museum may be reached by phone at (310) 510-2414 or at its website: ,ND TONY CERVANTES f another local Catalina couple to be included in =.cial places, special occasions or just at home. CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB JOIN US FOR "NINE & DINE" Enjoy 9 holes of golf .at the Catalina Golf Course from 2-4PM followed bya 3-course meal at the Country Club Pub from 4-6PM. Offer valid Sundays and Mondays. $50 PER PeP, SON* *F_xc!udes tax & grat~:fity THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, September 9, 2055 i 7 ~-~ *" ;- ""~~ --.:-:-.;~z=-~-~~ ................ : i ~Z:,::::: "::: ........................................................... 7~" .... ~ :: .... .,:,;;:::::.:. i: ~~ :