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Page 2 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, November 25, 2005 i1,11 ii iii ]SI, IIIII Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Dan Teckenoff Publisher catpublisher@catalinalSP.com Dennis Kaiser Editor Doug Oudin Stuff Wri~er/Ttvo Harbors Angela Teckenoff Office Manager catislanderh~,als~catalinalSP.com Jahel B. Hollebecque Prod~t/oa/C, raph/r Manager The Catalina.lslander Volume: 93 Issue: 47 Issue Date: November 25, 2005 (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, ER. 3464 Periudieals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Er, act Name of Newsl~per as shown in the Petition for Adjudieatmn: The Catalina IslaMer. Published weekly at 615A Crescent Avenue. Avalon, CA Calends. Noon Monday News: 5 p.m, Monday Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday One Year Subscription: Catalina $ :36 Mainland $ 42 Subsefiptions via First Class Mail are available for $ 75 per year. Postmaster:. Send address changes to The Catalina blander P.O. Box 4~ Avalon, CA 90704 ~y-~ entire cement* afThe Catalina l~l~atet 8re cqlayrlght on WI|[IOUl, wrilt I1 ~'OBSt*!II el the pu t, Th~ Address: P.O. Box 428 Office: 615A Crescent Ave. Avalon, CMiforni= 90704 Telephoue: (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 510-2882 emaii: eatishnder@eatalinaisp.eom Member e~vS~t,p~ Ptatt.16t~ &~SOOAT;ON e By Coach Hall As the rolling hills of Avalon Brett Hemandez. begin to take on shades of green Ricky Hague is currently serving the Avalon Boys Basketball pro- as manager due to a hand injury gram is working hard to prepare and hopes to land a spot on the for the upcoming season. The team in the future. This is the Lancer Hoopsters have been most talent in one class that we working diligently on their indi- have ever seen. vidual skills, weightlifting and The Varsity squad is a mix- running. It is now time to put the ture of young and old. Seniors team at the forefront and learn the Troy Oudin, Chris Vega, Logan different offenses, defenses and Gardiner and Adam Rios repre- strategies that will be utilized in sent the old, along with Juniors the games. Nick Radde, Chaz Delehant, In addition to working hard Cesar Ocampo, Phil Hunter and on their basketball, these Lancer Peyton Seals. Sophomores Mario student/athletes have also been Jimenez and Omar Bravo repre- giving back to the community that sent the young. The Varsity man- supports them, They recently ager this year will be Osvaldo helped out at the Rotary Club Ramos. Auction and the local Triathlon. As you can see, the program They have also been busy secur- is full of young new talent. We ing pledges for their Annual are definitely excited about our Shoot-A-Thon, which took place chances for success this year. We on Saturday, November 12th. are also certainly proud of the ThcxLancers are certainly players who have committed to excited this season. There is our off season requirements, both an abundanc~ of young talent on on and off the court. Many of our the JV Squad and the Varsity team student athletes are on the Honor is ready to compete for a playoff Roll and continue to be leaders at berth, the school. Keep up the good This year the Lancers are work! proud to announce that assistant As always, we are apprecia- Varsity coach Ruben Segura will tive of the parental and communi- take over as the boy's JV coach ty support we continue to receive. This should provide good conti- Special kudos to the Rotary Club nuity between the two teams and the Booster Club. They have Segura is an outstanding coach, always supported us over the both for football and basketball years. He relates well to the kids and We made two outstanding specializes in defensive strategies, trips this past summer; one to The JV's are returning Huntington Beach for the Liberty Sophomores Joe Hall, Kellen Christian Tournament and another Zeller, Ulyces Alvarado and to Saint Mary's College for a Trevor Zeller. Joining the squad team camp. Saint Mary's College, this year are Freshmen Mark which is located near San Francis- Ramirez, J.D. Laflin, Kasey co, provided a wonderful learning Warner, Rafael Montano, Andrew and traveling experience for the Estrada, Alejandro Campos, Jose team. In addition, our Team Cap- Montano, Rodrigo Alcala and tain, Cesar Ocampo attended a JV Basketball team members. Top Row (loft to right): RiokY Hague (Manager), Kellen Zeller, Kasey Warner, Joe Hall, Ulyces ANarado, Brett Hernandez, Jose Montane, Trevor Zeller. Front Row: Rodrigo Alcala, J.D. Laflin, Andrew Eetrada, Rafa Montane, Alejandro Csmpos, Mark Ramlrez, Ruben Segura (Coach). Varsity Basketball team members. Left to right: Osvaldo Ramos(Manager), Phil Hunter, Chris Vega, Marie Jimenez, Cesar Ocampo, Logan Gardiner, Omar Bravo, Adam Rios, Chaz Delehant, Peyton Seals, Steve Hall (Coach). Not In Picture: Troy Oudin and Nick Radde point guard camp at Azusa Pacific show up one hour before your College in La Veme. These trips game time and we will sign you would not be possible without the up. support of the Rotary Club, We will also have JV and Booster Club, parents and com- Varsity scrimmage games the next munity, day, Saturday, November 26th Our first game will be on Fri- against Western Christian. Game day, November 25th against the times arell a.m. for Varsity Boys Alumni. The JV Girls will play at and lpm for JV Boys. Please 5pm and the Varsity Girls at 6pm. come out and support your local The JV Boys will play at 7pm, Avalon student/athletes in what with the Varsity Boys concluding promises to be an exciting season. at 8pm. If you are an Alumnus and interested in playing, just tb" BaYW[atch Avalon Activity for the , Week of November 14- 20, 2005 Monday. November 14th 1:30 pm - Baywatch Avalon and Rescue 6 responded to a 58 year old paake who sustained first degree bums to his face when a gas water heater line ignited. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Catalina Island Medical Center for further treatment. Tuesday. November 15th 1:50 pm - Baywatch Avalon, Avalon Fire, and LACe Fire responded to the best western on possible fire, no fire was present. One patient was on scene with a chief complaint of facial bums. The patient was evaluated and transported to CIMC for further treatment. Weduesdav, November 16th 11:35 am - Rescue 6 and Baywatch responded to a request for assistance from a Harbor patrolman. The patrolman witnessed a person fall, injuring himself. The patient, a 70-year- old man sustained minor scrapes and refused treatment or transport. Saturday. November 19th 4:30 pm - Rescue 6 and Baywatch responded to the scene of a golf cart accident. 2 passengers, a 34- year-oldman and his 32-year-old wife suffered leg injuries when the cart rolled onto its side. The patients were splinted and taken to CIMC for x-rays. Both patients and their 3 children were then taken to Pebbly Beach where they were flown to a mainland facility for further care. Baywatch Isthmus Activity For the week of November " 14 through 20, 2005 11:15 pan. Baywatch Isthmus responded to Eagle Reef for a 50- year old male with shortness of breath after surfacing from SCUBA diving. He was "treated enroute to Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and recompressed for a possible embolism. PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISING PROTECTS YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW CALL US AT 310.510.05OO TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS Island History By Richard Lois Webbar some local buildings and earned their first 30-cents. It was real money. Sometime during the early They also discovered a way 1930's, Avalon became inundated to get into the old St. Catherine's with rats. It's thought that the Hotel as dozens of rats were rodents came to the Island on thought to be residing the build- boats that docked in the harbor ing. They hit the jackpot and soon and eventually their numbers had 100 dead rat bodies for which mushroomed out of control, they were paid $10, which they The town fathers at the time split. decided to enroll the local resi- The police chief was amazed dents in a rat eradication program, at the boys' rat catching success. They disected Police Chief Algers "Now I am collecting and to let people know that the city dumping too many dead rats so would pay a 10-cent bounty for from now on, just bring me the each rat caught and destroyed, tail" said Chief Algers. Don Todd, who is now retired Eager to capitalize further on and living in Palm Desert with his their efforts, the hunters devised a wife Carol, was an Avalon new strategy. schoolboy at the time. He and his They found out where the buddy Bill Gxeg decided that rat trash cans Algers was dumping hunting would be a great way to the dead rats. They watched earn some money, where the trucks were taking the In fact, for the approximately cans and then late at night they 1,200 people living in Avalon at went up to the dump and collected the time of the Great Depression, tails from the refuge. a dime per rat seemed like a They soon collected more rat potential bonanza, tail money. After several months, Todd and Greg secured some the chief thought something was rat traps and started on the hunts, strange because he noticed that First they caught three rats in the tails were dried out. He called I I / the boys to his office and laid out many of their recently delivered rat tails that were unusually stiff. The boys confessed that they had retrieved the last batch from the trash. The chief put them on probation for taking money under deception. Todd theorizes that if the police chief had told the whole story to the city fathers he would not have looked good. "We had more fun growing up on Catalina in those days," said Todd He said that they fished, hunted, hiked, swam and dove for coins as the visitors dropped money from steamers coming into Avalon. Todd recalled being raised on the Island. "Those were great times," he said.