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Friday, November 2g, 2002 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 8 I I I I I ii i i ,i i,i F PAMPER YOURSELF Isn't it time tjou spent a datj tdl ing care of gounelf?. 5 le jour hair, enjou a pedicure or menicure- how 'bout o, massacje? You descr it. FOX PROGRAM, continued from page 1 rescue efforts. The Conservancy and the Institute for Wildlife Studies partnered to design and implement the fox recovery program. The Catalina Island endemic subspecies was threatened with extinction when a population decline of 90.% occurred in 1999. Canine Distemper Virus is believed to have caused the problem. The , number of foxes is now slowly increasing. The situation reversal was possible because of the help of local community members and other donors. Donor contributions to the Catalina Island Fox Recovery Program have exceeded $200,000. In addition to financial &;nations, dozens of volunteers have given hundreds of hours to improve the charismatic foxes' situation. In the wild, healthy Island Foxes I produce only one litter of one to three pups per year. Little is " known about survival rates in wild-born pups. Last year, six Spa" Solon pop, (three males and three (/ithin volking distance [ram do ntovn hotels. IJ females) were raised in the Enjoy our private steam room. Massages, body ]J releasedCaptive breedingNovemberfacilitY2001.Withand scrubs, [ociols,monicures, pedicures & ,oxin8. II ten fox pairs in the breeding pens, Full service solon. II eight pups were successfully II raised and released this year. The Place to Get Pampered From Head to Toe. Jl On November 12, 2002. six 124 St. females and two males were let loose from their pens with the help of Conservancy President Rose Ellen Gardner, Conservancy Board Member Hank O'Melveny, Past Mayor of Avalon Bud Smith, Trustee of the Tyler Foundation John Hoag, and Sharon Allen, chair of the 2003 Conservancy Color Specialists Cuts for the whole family Wedding Specialists Ball Committee. The eight young foxes are now on their own to find food, shelter and, with a little luck, suitable mates. Located in the Metropole Market Place * 510-9283 ,(between Elevator and Laundromat) In the Jungle at the Beach Beach Resort. Restm t. Surf Shop Headquarters for the Nicoya Peninsula Gold Coast Great Surf Boat Trips Sportfishing & Tours Complete Vacation Packages Tel: 011(506)682-0059 Web: e-maih Survivors include her sons Jack (Bobbie) Schafer of Palm Desert and Kent (Margaret) Schafer of Avalon and Redondo Beach. She will be missed by her grandchildren Judy (John) Johnson of Avalon and Redondo Beach, Cindy (Doug) Wilmoth of Temecula, Mark Schafer of San Pedro Marina, and Marty (Santhe) Hoffman of San Juan Capistrano. She delighted in her two great-grandchildren Dustin and Jason Audrey Veronica Schafer Wilmoth of Temecula. Feb. 13, 1909-Nov. 4, 2002 She was preceded in death by her grandson Audrey "Mimi" Veronica Schafer was John Harrison Schafer born on February 13, 1909 in Denver, II and her beloved Colorado to Mr. and Mrs. Martin DeVaney. terriers Angel and After she completed art school she married Irish. Symes Harrison Sehafer in 1932 in Los Private graveside Angeles. She raised her family in Hermosa serClces were held in Beach and later lived in Huntington Beach Newport Beach on and Palm Desert. Mimi passed away November 11 followed peacefully on November 4, 2002 in Palm by a lovely luncheon. Desert after savoring a long life of 93 Family plans to wonderful years, memorialize her on Mimi and her family cherished Avalon Catalina Island are and its cool ocean breezes. She relished pending. rich chocolates, jumbo shrimp cocktail and ice cold beer. Mimi was an accomplished artist and loved to travel. Thursday, November 21, crews. A transport vessel was 10:10 a.m. - Lifeguard due the following a.m. for a Paramedics and Rescue 6 mainland departure. responded to Casino Way for a 49 Friday, November 22, year old Avalon man who was10:15 p.m. - Baywatch Avalon complaining of feeling weak and and Rescue 6 responded to a trip dizzy. The man was assessed and and fall on Sumner. The 32 year treated with oxygen, an IV, a old female had been drinkifig and cardiac monitor, and a blood suddenly lost her footing. She sugar test. The man was taken to sustained minor injuries and Avalon Hospital for furtherrefused medical treatment. She evaluation and care. was released to her boyfriend. 8:20 p.m. - Baywatch Avalon and Sunday, November 24, L.A. Fire Dept. Personnel 12:02 p.m. - Avalon Fire, Co. responded to Toyon Bay for a Fire and Lifeguard Paramedics report of Nemours children were called to a home in Avalon complaining of nausea and for a natural gas leak. Once on vomiting. Approximately 17 to scene, Avalon Fire Dept. found a 60 children ages 11-12 werehome with a broken natural gas currently treated for mild flu type line in the home. The smell of symptoms. The EMS crews gas was present and measures assisted the .most serious patients were taken to rectify the problem. finding no children needingOnce the home was cleared of the hospitalization. All patients fumes, all units completed and treated on scene with camp returned toquarters. Friday, November 22, 9:19 p.m. - Baywatch Isthmus responded to the 32 foot power vessel "Island Chaser" with 6 POB, that had lost power and was drifting into the rocks. The boat was towed from danger and then taken to Isthmus Cove where repairs were arranged. 1 k 5 i, (, S t~ g n S F E j c S iJ P S tl 8 h fi | 1