Thursday, September 25, 1997

[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines


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National Geographic Story on Water Island

The 4th Virgin Island made its news debut as National Geographic Magazine included a Water Island story in the October issue of the magazine. While this is not a major story or one of those fold in maps, in the Geographica section of National G eographic, there’s a photo of Honeymoon Beach and short story. And there is a quote — Well, I can’t tell you but the quote is really amusing. It’s worth finding the latest issue of National Geographic.

Today’s Photo (held over by popular demand): Water Island Beach ©1997 The Good News Guy, Alex Randall

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: 20 Governor – NOT

She has resigned. Alicia Barnes James has resigned her position with the Virgin Islands Energy Office. But there was no argument with the Governor as reported in the Daily News. Barnes James reports that she is leaving to go into the private sector.

Governor Schneider Approves the Horse Racing Rules

The Government has approved the new Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission rules and regulations.

Senate Gets Some Bills Passed

The Senate met yesterday and passed the 1998 Fiscal Year Omnibus Act. They turned down the pay increases for government workers. Another amendment would give charity bingo 90 days before new rules would take effect. They created a dollar a keg tax on beer. And they passed an increase in the hotel occupancy tax will rise from 8

Delegate Christian-Green Says Omnibus Bill Scheduled for October.

The delegate has announced that the House Resources Committee will begin hearings on the Omnibus Territories Bill for October 8th. The bill includes the Presidential Economic Commission and the amendment to change the governor’s powers while tr aveling. The bill also changes our bonds from priority to parity bonds. The Delegate is the featured speaker at the Congressional Prayer Breakfast today. The weekly breakfast, held in the U.S. Capitol, is open only to Members of Congress and provides an o pportunity to fellowship in a non-political atmosphere.

Champagne Chandler’s Poster is a Finalist

You can hardly miss the colorful poster of William Champagne Chandler, Mr. Universe and the Virgin Islands All time King of the Bands. And a hearty congratulations to photographer B.Thomas. The poster is now in the finals of the Poster contest of the International Festival and Event Association Pinnacle Award. Our poster beat 1,100 other entries to be in the top three. We’ll see if it wins October 15th.

Coming Up:

The gang leader featured in the story the Cross and the Switchblade will be on St. Thomas for two day and hold a rally tonight at Lionel Roberts Stadium at 7:30 PM – Back to school night at the Julius E. Sprauve School for grades 7 to 9 this evening at 5:30 PM – UVI Cooperative Extension Service is holding a beekeepers meeting on St. Croix at 7:30 PM – 693-1083 Emanuel Benjamin Oliver band boosters birthday Calendar is closing on October 3rd. So call t oday. 775-2000

*WTJX Board of Directors will meet at 3:00 PM – at Board of Education OE Conference Room in Barbel Plaza. *St. Thomas Darts League is meeting this evening at 7:30 PM – at Betsy’s in Frenchtown. The Darts season begins October 2nd. *St. Thomas Federal Credit Union is relocating to 34B Norre Gade. The office will be closed on Thursday Sept 25th until Wednesday October 1st. *SPARKS will resume its book mobile for patients at the Schneider Hospital today. They need more books so drop off donations at the office of Senator Judy Gomez.

Chantaline Todman In National Board of Future Homemakers.

Chantaline Todman is going national she has been invited to join the national youth editorial Board of the Future Homemakers of America. She is 15 years old and attends Ivanna Eudora Kean School. She was selected based in part on her excellent essay on the Role of the Father in the Family.

Water Island Report National Media ! This is the first real news on Water Island in years. The October issue of National Geographic has a Water Island sized story – five paragraphs and a photo. Go see it.

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