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Page 6 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, November 25, 2005 continued from page 1 biologist with the Institute for Wildlife Studies, which oversees the eagle restoration project on Catalina and the other Channel Islands. Sharp said that the money raised will account for about one half of the budget needed to con- tinue to the work on Catalina Island. Thomas the bald eagle was actually named after Sharp's brother-in-law Tom Greene. "He (Thomas the eagle) flew to the mainland and spent a cou- ple of weeks this ear in Three Arch Bay," said Sharp. "He deft- nitely chose a nice spot." Thomas eventually flew back Catalina; however, the interest his appearance generated has been a much-needed boon to the restoration project on Catalina. "It got people in the Three Arch Bay community interested in where this bird came from," said Sharp. According to Sharp, the money for the eagle restoration Thomas, the wayward bald eagle started it all. project on Catalina has been re- directed to the northern Channel Islands. "Its been transferred to the bald eagles up there," said Sharp, The money to help repopu- late the eagles on Catalina and the other Channel Islands comes from a settle t in a lawsuit that was filed againsNhe Montrose Chemi- cal Corporation. The company was found to have discharged the chemical DDT into the Catalina sewer system between 1947 and the early 1970s. The contamination caused a condition in which the Island's bald eagles eggs could not hatch in the wild, but needed assistance from the hand of man. The eggs have had to be removed, incubated and hatched. Then the fos- ter chicks have had to be returned to the eagles, nests. Although the money for the eagles population restoration has been re-directed who away from Catalina, Sharp said that the people that help run the program are hop- ing that more funding for Catalina returns within a few years. Until then, however, Sharp and others will rely on fundraising and other philanthropic measures to help fund the eagle restoration on" Catalina. "We will be running a bare bones operation in the meantime," said Sharp. Sharp said that Wells deserved the credit for making the evening a success. "This was our inaugural event in Three Arch Bay and we hope to do more," said Sharp. "Nancee and her friends were responsible for putting the whole thing together." Eaglelapozoole Guests with bald eagle ambassador, Sequoia. Nancee Wells with Sequoia. Sequoia is a disabled eagle from the San Francisco Zoo. His disability does not allow the bird te be released into the wild. He has since been trained as an ambassador the Institute for Wildlife Studies. Pancake or french toast Combo + Bacon or + 2 eggs : $7.50 Bacon or sausage + 2 eggs + hash- browns + toast + coffee: $7o50 + 1/2 sandwich + Press Release Catalina Island Medical Group continues to have an ade- quate supply of flu shots. "Flu vaccines continue to be effective as long as the flu season lasts," said Doreen Macktal, No need to leave the Island Servicing Catalina 24 hours/7 davs Ask for Theresa at 310-547-2000 or 310-990-6200 Fakor, In Se habla Imun~e Liceme N~ 1843595 E~I i Catalina Island Medical Center Catalina Island Medical Center director of patient care services. Foundation Board Member Arlene Blake receives her flu "Typically that is until the shot from medical assistant spring." Elva Aiceraz. The flu vaccine is available free for individuals age 60 and older; children age six months to 24 months and their caregivers; and individuals with certain appo'mtment. chronic health conditions. Catalina Island Medical Currently, Los Angeles Group is open from 9 aan. to I County has not delivered CIMC's pan. and from 2 to 5 p.m. Mon- supply of free vaccine for chil- day through Friday. dren, however that supply is Extended hours are available expected at any time. Parents who on Wednesdays, when appoint- would like to wait to receive the ments are accepted until 7 p.m. free vaccine may ask to be noti- To make an appointment, call fled when it is received. 510-0096. The shot is available for $25 * * * for the general public. Appointments are not neces- sary to receive the flu shot, but there may be a short wait for walk-in patients. Individuals who need to see the physician or nurse practitioner must make an 1