Lexicon of heroes gets larger

We have no dearth of heroes. After the heroics of Captain Chesley Sullenberger and his crew landing their plane on the Hudson River, we have other heroes who've shown their mettle this week. Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama, his crew, and the Navy Seals and crew of the USS Bainbridge (the guided missile destroyer), who took out the pirates in international waters off the coast of Somalia, have also entered our lexicon of brave men and women. We salute all of you.

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Our deep condolences go out to the family of Mikki Toews, who passed away unexpectedly last week. She was the wife of Ron Toews, who has been in the news lately for needing a liver transplant. In her memory, you can donate to Ron's medical expenses at the Ron Toews Family Fund, P.O. Box 1506, Carson City, NV 89702. She was affiliated with the Warren Engine Company, and always volunteered with them on holidays at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. A lovely lady.

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Connie Lord sent us this one via the Internet: "Two men were adrift in a lifeboat after escaping from a burning freighter. While rummaging through the boat's provisions, they found an old lamp. Hoping that a genie would appear, they rubbed it, and, sure enough, a genie popped out. This genie, however, said he would only grant one wish, not three, so without much thought, Johnnie blurted out, 'Make the entire ocean into Guinness.' Immediately, the ocean turned to beer. Both men were amazed by the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. But then, Michael looked disgustedly at Johnnie (whose wish had been granted), and said, 'Nice going, pal ... now we're going to have to pee in the boat.'"

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We see the Cal-Neva at Lake Tahoe wasn't sold, so is still in limbo ... what about the Ormsby House and Jethro's? How are we doing there? Inquiring minds want to know. M ran the old carbon arc lamps there for some shows. Man, were they hot ... ouch. Ahhh, the good old days when OSHA didn't exist, and you could get burned by that stuff ... you could also play with mercury, and breathe asbestos. No wonder we're warped.

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The "girls" at Thurman's, Jane, Kay, Lori and Tami (the dinner crew) are really great. So's the food, and they have a new "light" menu, as well. Try it soon. Happy birthday's to Kress Whalen and Ward Jesse this week. Hopefully, your relatives will send you presents. HA!

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"Journey's End," PPI's last show of the season, is on for two more weekends at the BAC (883-1976), and is well worth seeing. Wild Horse Children's Theater will present "Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr." beginning April 24 at the Children's Museum (887-0438) ... a wonderful fairy tale for both young and old. And the Carson Performing Arts (the high school group) will perform "King Midas and the Touch of Gold" on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Lots of good, local talent here. We hope you go and support them.

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As most of you know, the Ormsby ARC benefits the adult developmentally disabled citizens in our area. They are, like many people around us, looking for ways to help themselves, and especially need a new roof at their facility at 930 E. Corbett St.

If you can, a trip to their store for a "shopping spree" would be much appreciated, or a donation to keep the leaks out would too. For further information, please call Laurie at 883-1672 or Mary at 882-8520. Many thanks.

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Isn't it nice to have warmer weather and flowers blooming? Yeehah! And we hope you're enjoying your deviled eggs, egg salad, and whatever else you do with Easter eggs. Have a wonderful week.

- Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are long-time Carson City residents. They can be reached by e-mail at editor@nevadaappeal.com.

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