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10 The Julian News HEALTH and PERSONAL SERVICES Jut ,IAN MEDICAL CLINIC A DIVISION OF BORREGO COMMUNWY HEALTH FOUNDATION @ ..... jo live accept Healthy Families Insurance 2721 WASHINGTON STREET JULIAN, CA 92036 LNext To Town Ha//) www.julianmedical.com OPEN MONDAY- FRIDAY 8:00AM TO 5PM 24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE i i  .Bed Full Service Hospice & Case by Case License SQn|OIF QFe " #374601019 SUNCREST LODGE 34540 Engineers Road and Highway 79 START TALKING BEFORE THEY START DRINKING Kids who drink before age ]5 are 5 times more likely to have alcohol problems when they're adults. I0 leem more, go to www.st0palc0h01abuse.g0v or call ].800.729.6686 (760) 765-0065 No Appointments Just Come In Now Availabl e Certified Animal Adjusting Only $30. o0 Robert Kennedy, Jr. to Speak at Green Symposium Environmental law professor Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be the keynote speaker as part of UnitedGREEN's second Forging a Sustainable Future Symposium to be held March 3 and 4, 2012 at San Diego State University. Kennedy is a professor at Pace University, lead counsel for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and founder of the Waterkeeper Alliances. The first FSF event was held at Qualcomm Corporate Headquarters in November 2011 and resulted in numerous partnerships and collaborations as people who met there have continued working together. Congressman Bob Filner and San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald spoke at that symposium and are expected to return for the March event, as is Lori Saldana. Saldana is a former member of the California State Assembly, professor at SDSU, and one of the founders of Earth Day in Balboa Park. Former Lt. Gov., now Congressman John Garamendi will also be speaking at the March event, along with numerous local professors, and experts-at-large. "We will keep having these conferences until San Diego is self-sustaining," said FSF co- chair, Patrick Hurley. His co- chair, Walter Meyer added, "We hear all the time, 'there has been enough talking, it's time for action.' Our goal is to bring people together who are ready to act." In addition to the local experts, a professor from Curitba, Brazil, will be speaking remotely to explain how that city has become a model for sustainability on a large scale. Sustainability consultant Morgan Pitts will present, as he calls it, "the 30,000 foot view," addressing how all areas of a region must work together, culturally, economically, and environmentally. Pitts has presented to the European Parliament in Brussels, is currently providing research support for the NRDC's green building team in Beijing and conducting research for the United Nations University for Peace. Pitts will ask the question, "How do we remake the human presence in the world in a way that is sustainable, fair and just, and which creates no ugliness now or for future generations." He will talk about how th e city of Oberlin, Ohio is working toward that goal and how those same ideas can be applied to the San Diego/Tijuana/Imperial Counties region. Local sustainability consultant Jim Bell and SDSU Professor Heather Honea have prepared a plan that details how San Diego can be off-grid and lead the way into a new way of looking at the massive environmental issues facing the region and the planet. continued on page 12 Judy Raines Veronica Clark 760-604-1946 and the entire Back Coun 760-803-3582 DRE #01350842 DRE #01092197 Experienced In All Aspects of Real Estate - Including Short Sale Negotiations We have homes in Julian and the back country starting with the price of $125,000. They are in good areas and are all sizes. Call us today for a list with pictures or to see any of these homes. Lovely custom Victorian home in great neighborhood of Julian. Kitchen features solid birch cabinets, granite counter tops. Hickory and pecan flooring. Oversized garage with RV parking and workshop. Fabulous view of the valley. Seller may carty and will look at all reasonable offers Charming Upgraded Mountain Home Open Floor Plan 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. 3 Car Garage, Many Mature Trees. Usable Land with Beautiful View. $410,000 Lovely home well Granite counters vinyl windows, Many upgrades. 3 car garage Windfall Trail--Level lot in Shelter Valley Ranchos, paved road, all usable, recent survey. Only 15 minutes from Julian. $25,000. i ' By Bill Fink Old td This is column is about an old man and American war hero. It is paraphrased from the writings of by Max Lacado called "Finding Joy in the Journey." It happens every Friday evening, almost without fail, when the sun resembles a giant orange and is starting to dip into the blue ocean. Old Ed comes strolling along the beach to his favorite pier. Clutched in his bony hand is a bucket of shrimp. Ed walks out to the end of the pier, where it" seems he almost has the world to himself. The glow of the sun is a golden bronze now. Standing out on the end of the pier, Ed is alone with his thoughts and his bucket of shrinp. Before long, however, he is no longer alone. Up in the sky a thousand white dots come screeching and squawking, winging their way toward that lanky frame standing there on the end of the pier. Before long, dozens of seagulls have enveloped him, their wings fluttering and flapping wildly. Ed stands there tossing shrimp to the hungry birds. As he does, if you listen closely, you can hear him say with a smile, "Thank you. Thank you." In a few short minutes the bucket is empty, but Ed doesn't leave. He stands there lost in thought, as though transported to another time and place. Invariably, one of the gulls lands on his sun-bleached, old military hat he's been wearing for years. When he finally turns around and begins o walk back toward the beach, a few of the birds hop along the pier with him until he gets to the stairs, and then they, too, fly away. Old Ed quietly makes his way down to the end of the beach and on home. To onlookers, he's just another old codger, lost in his own weird world, feeding the seagulls with a bucket full of shrimp. To an onlooker, rituals can look either very strange or very empty. They can seem altogether unimportant, maybe even a lot of nonsense. Old folks often do strange things, at least in the eyes of Boomers and Busters. Most of them would probably write Old Ed off, down there in Florida. That's too bad. They'd do well to know him better. Old Ed was a famous hero back in World War I. During WWII on one of his flying missions across the Pacific, he and his seven-member crew went down. Miraculously, all of the men survived, crawled out of their plane, and climbed into a life raft. Captain Ed and his crew floated for days on the rough waters of the Pacific. They fought the sun. They fought sharks. Most of all, they fought hunger. By the eighth day their rations ran out. No food. No water. They were hundreds of miles from land and no one knew where they were. That afternoon they had a simple devotional service and prayed for a miracle. They tried to nap. Eddie leaned back and pulled his military cap over his nose. Time dragged. All he could hear was the slap of the waves against the raft. Suddenly, Eddie felt something land On the top of his cap. It was a seagull! Old Ed would later describe how he sat perfectly still, planning his next move. With a flash of his hand and a squawk from the gull, he managed to grab it and wring its neck. He tore the feathers off, and he and his starving crew made a meal, a very slight meal for eight men. Then they used the intestines for bait. With it, they caught fish, which gave them food and more bait...and the cycle continued. With that simple survival technique, they were able to endure the rigors of the sea until they were found and rescued after twenty-four days at sea. Eddie Rickenbacker lived many years beyond that ordeal, but he never forgot the sacrifice of that first lifesaving seagull. He never stopped saying, "Thank you." That's why almost every Friday night he would walk to the end of the pier with a bucket full of shrimp and a heart full of gratitude. In his earlier life Eddie Rickenbacker was a world speed record holder, completed the Indianapolis 500 four times and owned the Indianapolis Speedway fOr a time. He also founded a number of car companies and airlines. He was a WWl flying ace with twenty-six verified kills and over three hundred combat hours in the air, the most of February 22, 2012 any pilot in WWI. He won the Congressional', Medal of Honor and te Distinguished Service Cross seven times. After WWll he founded and ran Eastern Airlines. There were many other highli3hts and achievements in his lile prior to his death from a stroke in 1973. But seemingly, "Old Ed" never forgot the sacrifice of a bwly bird that saved his and his cmrades lives. Here Ye! Here Ye! Fri.ay night Dinner by the Legim this week is going to be a Hezrty Beef stew with Butter Herb Noodles, salad, dessert and al the fixins. March 2, the La:lies Auxiliary will host anoth dinner for Brooklin Butts. Hope to see you there. Can't I.lp but mention that I just left he Legion, where Club Finger Eel Gado was dipping and dredging pork chops and Commarder is taking all bets on h s homemade dessert. LINCOLN DEMING PC]ST 468 ,!OPIS 00osLIC Hearty Beef Stew Fill Bmter Herb N00odles, iii d00,,L Salad, S13 Ili'00aked Bread00 Dessert T I.t 'ldren Under 10-$6. ,  |] Friday, February 24, 2012 'l 5:30.u.nt00lo8:OO I" Non Profit Donation 2nd and WShington Julian Ca. Proceeds returned to thtcommunity Leaders get out in front and stay there by rising the standards by which they judge themselves - and by which they ar willing to be judged. -- Frederick Smith The average car produces a pound of polhtion every 25 miles. i PETS OF THEWEEK Jester is an 8 years young neutered Beagle and Chihuahua Mix who we!ghs in at about 231bs. He is a mellow, laid- back guy who will make a pyal companion for a lucky family. Jester is already housebroken, walks nicely on a leash, an is a great passenger when ridng in a car. He is friendly and good natured with all he encounta's including kids and other dogs. Meet this special guy by asking for ID#A1451019 Tag#C121. H can be adopted for the Senio Fee of just $35. Siren is a 4 year old spayed Torbie wl'ose previous owner could no longer care for. She is a beautiful girl,with a short, easy to care for coat and unique markings that will mate her easy to spot at the shelter. Siren is playful, enjoys her aftermon naps, and looking for pet parents who will spoil her and make herfeel like the queen of the castle for many years to come. Meet her byasking for ID#A1452820 Tag#C854. She can be adopted for $58. All adoption fees include vaccinations, paymg/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Fog fees also include a 1 year license. Jester and Siren are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. The Shelter hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit ww.sddac.com for more information.