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Nobody Asked Us, But … Get ready for ‘Thieves Carnival’ at Children’s Museum

Carolyn Tate & Maizie Harris Jesse
For the Nevada Appeal

Carolyn is thankful for the gas company, because you can get a “real” person on the phone. Not so at, the power and phone companies. Get a grip, we like to deal with people, not automatons. On another subject, she was pleased to meet Colleen O’Callaghan, our late governor’s daughter. Nice lady.

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M is thankful for having the Brewery Arts Center Black Box Theater named after her this afternoon … quite an honor. She actually thought the best she could aspire to was a Porta-Potty. Nope, there is now the “Maizie Harris Jesse Theatre” in the BAC, and they didn’t wait until she croaked before they did it. Many, many, many thanks.

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Proscenium Players Inc. will be presenting “Thieves Carnival,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Children’s Museum (they also will be performing on March 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20). It’s a rollicking comedy and lots of fun. Call 883-6442 for details, or go to http://www.showtix4u.com to get your tickets.

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The governor and the Legislature are looking for ways to balance the budget, or, at least find something they can live with. Fortunately, the solution is looking them in the face. Contrary to public thought, atomic energy IS the answer. Now, before you lose it, think about it without the hype, it’s green – there are no emissions – and, yes, it’s safe.

Every day, our nuclear naval fleet goes in and out of our ports, sails the seven seas, and has done so for many, many years (with 19 and early 20 year olds running the ships) without an incident. Yes, you can quote “Chernobyl” (that was shoddy Russian technology), and Three Mile Island (how many people were hurt? NONE. Our “fail-safe” worked just fine there.), but the fact is, more than 100 nuclear plants are online right now and sending out energy to much of our country. And, another thing, if you don’t want Yucca Mountain to be a dumping ground, then make it a recycling plant.

England, Germany and France (to name a few), recycle 97 percent of their waste. If we can send men to the moon within a hundred years from the onset of flight, don’t you think we can figure out a way to get this on? Millions and millions of dollars would be available for education, Medicaid and other human services, since we wouldn’t be giving it away free. We could also have several nuclear plants in the state and sell that energy to half the country. There would be no more “special sessions” for lack of money. Again, think about it. Look into it. Don’t be “spoon-fed” and taken in by those who believe it’s the popular “scare tactic” button to push. We can turn this monetary drought around.

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Here’s another thought … if the governor would go on furlough, the lieutenant governor could take over and we would only have to pay one salary. A minor savings, but it would set a good example to those other employees who are being furloughed as we speak.

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And while we’re on the subject, the new credit card laws are now in effect … however, Congress neglected to cover one important facet. If you DO NOT use a credit card, they can charge you a “non-use” fee. Gee, at that rate, every other business could do the same thing. To our legislators, Sens. Reid and Ensign, and Congressman Heller …WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? Let’s pass a bill that eliminates that loophole.

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It’s always nice to go into some local restaurants and get asked if you want your take-out warm or cold (depending on when you’re going to eat it); or to have warm cream for your hot cereal or coffee; or warm syrup for your pancakes. We hope other restaurants take the hint, because it’s a really nice thing to do for the customers.

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Eloise Koenig sent us this one off the Internet (which is apropos this week): “If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Nevada.” How true. See you next week.

• Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. They can be reached at editor@nevadaappeal.com.