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An Independent Weekly I Wednesday, the San Diego Backcountry . sept. lo, zoos Our 1  Year, No. 3 Julian, California BULK RATE Permit No. 30 Julian CA (47. + tax included) 2003 TOUR OE FRANCE...FIRSTHAND by Nancy Parinello, Contributing Writer i Julian residents Brian Kramer and Nancy Parinello at the finish of the 2003 10 h Tour de France. Julian residents Brian Kramer and Nancy Parinello just returned from vacation in France where they went to watch fellow American Lance Arm- strong claim his fifth consecutive vic- tory in the Tour de France and take part in the festivities of the Tour's 100- year annivet'sary celebration. Each of the last five years they have made the trip over the Atlantic and staked Out an early morning claim to a small piece of cement near the Arc de Triomphe on the wortd'S most fnous'-bOu1ard, the Champs Elysees, for a good vantage point to see Lance Armstrong and the U. S. Postal Team ride to victory. "We think that's the best spot because the riders slow down to make a 180-degree turn right in front of the Arch. Also, since they go up and down the wide boulevard ten times, it affords us amateur photographers and fans ten chances to get a good lookand .hopefully a few close-up photos of our ifavorite riders," explains Brian. Earlier in the race, the Julian couple had seen one of the stage races as it passed through Burgundy where they had :rented a friend's house for a week. "To me it's not worth the hassle to fight the Tour traffic (and there is plenty of it), "find a spot to park, then wait in the sun for hours just to see them go by in what amounts to little more than a 20- second blur of colorful jerseys and wheels," adds Nancy. "It's much more fun on the Champs Elysees. You have to have a battle plan though because the crowds are at least ten-deep everywhere. We always arrive early with a six-foot ladder, a cooler full of water and snacks, suntan lotion, and several large American flags." This year, because of the Tour's 100 th anniversary, 10,000 cyclists were allowed to ride through the closed-off streets of Paris in advance of the Tour's arrival. "What a thrill to be able to ride past all the magnificent buildings, bridges, and famous Nancy with Arc de Triomphe in background. landmarks of Paris without having to worry about traffic! I couldn't believe how many Americans were there -- at least ten percent of the riders, and we all had American flags somewhere on our person or bike. We made quite a presence." No III Feelings Brian and Nancy report that the French could not have been any nicer "Several different people approached us to tell us that they love Americans, and they hope we don't hate them because they certainly don't hate us. I thought that was kind of sad. We did not experience anything but kindness and helpfulness the entire three weeks that we were there. Despite what you hear in the press, the French also seemed to adore Lance Armstrong and appeared thrilled to get a glimpse of him." A Tribute to Lance Two years ago Brian and Nancy were walking down the Champs Elysees a month before the Tour, and Brian spotted a large sign right over the Paris Tourist Information Office that read "LANCEL" in big white letters. He smiled and said "Wouldn't it be fun to hang a big American flag over that last 'L' so it reads 'LANCE' when the Tour arrives in Paris?" The two immediately started turning over ideas on how best to accomplish the idea -- like throwing a couple counter weights over the ornate wrought iron balcony to hoist up each corner of a flag. Finally, Nancy said "Why don't we just ask them if we can do it?" They put together a plan. Brian took a digital photo of the Lancel building and found a photo of an American flag on the Internet which he placed over the last "L." It looked great, but they thought they might increase their chances of accomplishing their goal by inserting a French flag on the opposite side for balance and political correctness. They took the finished photo to the Lancel headquarters and left it for their PR woman along with a note saying they would like permission to do this to honor the cancer survivor and two-time winner of the Tour de France Lance Brian and Nancy in front of the Lancel building after flags put in place. name "LANCE" between them, just as we had pictured it. Lance won again; and when he and the Postal Team were doing their slow victory lap, he stopped to greet the large contingent of Texans who had set up camp near our sign. Brian yelled "Lance, look up!" He did; and when he saw the giant LANCE sign, that big famous grin came over his face." He turned around and a photographer took his photo which ended up on the cover of the next year's Trek Bicycle catalogue. A 9-11 Story You Haven't Heard Yet -- The Flag's Journey Home On September 11. 2001, Nancy was scheduled to work a United flight from Paris to San Francisco and had carefully packed the huge lag in her suitcase to return it to Brian's brother. "Everyone knows what happened that day. We ended up in Calgary for four days. (that's a story for another time!) When we finally got permission to take off for the United States, I took out the beautifully embroidered flag and the other crew members helped me to drape it over the galley sidewall right at the entry door, so it would be the first Armstrong for the hope and inspiration thing our passenger s would see as he has pi;Qvided for people with cancer . hey:-entetee 'e .777 which would all over the world. They got a call the finally return them to their loved ones at next day. She loved the idea but had to get approval from the President of Lancel. It turned out they had just opened a new Lancel store on Fifth Avenue in New York and were eager to do something that would give them some positive publicity with the Americans. With permission in hand, we entailed Brian's brother in Denver to FedEx a 9-foot, beautifully embroidered American flag which, interestingly enough, had been draped over the coffin of a family member who was killed fighting in World War II, liberating France. When the flag arrived, they set about trying to find a matching French flag that someone would let them borrow, but the task turned out to be much harder than they imagined. Lancel came to the rescue. They volunteered to buy two new flags exactly alike. On the day of the Paris arrival of the Tour, the two flags proudly hung from the balcony with the home. "It turned out to be much more emotional that I imagined!" reports Nancy. "Many people broke into tears when they saw it, others kissed it, and practically everyone ,wanted their picture taken with it. It slowed the already long boarding process to a crawl, but what's another hour when everyone had been in the airport at least six hours already that day with the extreme security checks being carefully carried out. We were the first American plane to land in San Francisco and were welcomed by what looked to be every employee who worked at the San Francisco airport outside in the dark waving those special light sticks they use to direct the aircraft into their parking spot. There wasn a dry eye in the plane!" The big beautiful American flag had finally returned home. JULIAN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Frank Lane Park Saturday, 9/20 & Sunday, 9/21 They decided to call it the JULIAN BANJO & FIDDLE CONTEST because when they looked around, "... Banjo & Fiddle Contest" was traditional for the events they ,could find. However, from the very beginning, they always included at least banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar contestants. They offered prizes/trophies for First, Second, and Third Place in "Traditional Style" and First, Second, and Third Place in "Bluegrass Style." The first year under the name JULIAN BANJO & FIDDLE CONTEST, it was a one-day event; then in the mid '90s, it became a two-day event. There will be workshops again this year. They are free,and can be attended by anyone who has purchased a ticket. So please feel free to attend as many as you like! Workshop participation was high last year, and everyone learned a lot from the pros. lr..,) Bluegrass Etc. I Bluegrass Etc. performs I 17=.m/,41-q a hard-hitting show of i  I instromenta, expertise, vocal precision, and stage personality that never fails to entertain. The group is well known internationally and tours more than eighteen countries per year, performing more than 200 shows annually at festivals and in concert. Bluegrass Etc. consists of John Moore (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dennis Capllnger (banjo, fiddle, vocals), and Bill Bryeon (bass, vocals). The band has its roots in bluegrass music, but has evolved over the years into a much more dynamic and eclectic acoustic band. I tunes of Atlantic Can- Ken Perlman & William Coulter Perlman and Coulter present a powerful yet lyric take on the traditional dance ada and adlacent New England. Renowned 5- string banjoist Ken Perlmen spent years on Prince Edward island in Eastern Canada learning the repertoires of dozens of traditional fiddle players and has translated the beauty and liveliness of their music to his instrument. You have simply never heard 5-string banjo played like this before! Guitarist William Coulter has performed on stage and recorded with some of the wodd's best-known Celtic musicians. He brings this experience to bear on creating a complex background that suits the music perfectly B featuring syncopated rhythms, intensive close-harmonies, and complex counter-melodies. The result is an astoundingly beautiful dialog between the two instruments. Saturday Schedule 9 A.M ........... The Silverado Bluegrass Band 10 A.M ......... Steve Spurgin 11 A.M ......... Suzie Glaze & the 8 Hand String Band 12 NOON ...... Bluegrass Etc. 1 P.M ........... The Ronnie Bowman Band 2 P.M ........... Ken Perlman & William Coulter 3 P.M ........... Steve Spurgin 4 P.M ........... The Silverado Bluegrass Band 5 P.M ........... The Ronnie Bowmen Band 5:50 P.M ...... Bluegrass Etc. Sunday Schedule 9 A.M ........... Virtual Strangers 10 A.M ......... The Walden Dahl Band 11 A.M ......... Steve Spurgin 12 NOON ...... Ken Perlman & William Coulter 1 P.M ........... Bluegrass Etc, 2 P.M ........... Virtual Strangers 3 P.M ........... The Walden Dahl Band 4 P.M ........... Steve Spurgin 5 P.M ........... Ken Perlman & William Coulter e P.M ........... Bluegrass Etc. =. . = Susie Glaze and the 8 Hand Strina Band .1 ' [ A native Tennesean, Susie grew up in the sha* dow of the Grand die Opry, learning the craft of liil , I count and bluegrass from a short distance by l-_l, .1 regular immersion of Flatt and Scruggs. Dolly  Parton. and Loretta others. The Lynn among ] Los Angeles-based band includes Susie Glaze. Steve Rankln, Fred Sanders and Alex Wright. The stage 3resence of this band is awesome! Don't miss their showsll The Silverado Bluegrass Band Silverado was formed in the early part of 1996 in the town of Lake Elsi- note, California. The band is one of California's premier bluegrass bandsl By popular demand they have played the Julian stage for ten years running! Silvarado blends the high, lonesome sounds of the traditional Bluegrass vocalists with the smooth harmonies heard on country radio stations all over the nation. This, along with acoustic instrumentation, provides an exciting and memora- ble performance, Steve Spurgin A life of music began early for Steve Spurgln, starting with lessons in classical piano at age five, moving on to French horn and choral training in school The performing bug bit in the early '60s when Steve picked up a folk guitar and started entertaining his school mates with the songs of his heroes ILke Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. In the summer of 1965, fresh out of high school, the first paying job in music came along, and Spurgin launched a professional career that has touched on five decades and entered a new century. He will hold a songwriting workshop that will enlighten you to the intricacies of excellent lyrics and topics. Steve has a great show. You'll love him and his music! The Ronnie Bowman Band Formerly with the Lonesome River Band as lead vocalist, Ronnie Bowman is now perform- ing with his own group, Along with Wyatt Rice on guitar, Ronnie and the others in the band play driving bluegrass and heartfelt ballads with contemporary over- tones, "This is a don't miss show"l  The WaMen Dahl Band The Walden DaM Band is fast becoming one of the premier "West Coast" Bluegrass Bands. The high, smooth tenor sound of Walden's is the envy of any bluegrass tenor singer. This band formed in 2002 to do a six- month show at an amusement resort in China. Members include Walden Dahl on guitar, Ross Landry on mandolin, Tom Marston on bass, and John Plotnick on banjo and dobro, Virtual Strangers Originally formed in the Napa Valley in 1992. this band has played "virtually'' everywhere! Members include Mike Tatar Sr. on the banjo, Jon Cherry on mandolin and harmony, Kit Birkett on guitar, Vonnie Tatar on bass, and Mike Tatar Jr. on fiddle. Watch for this band and catch theirs sets! it,. WORKSHOPS Bass by Bill Bryson Mandolin by John Moore Slow Jam by Ken Tagami Banjo by Dennis Caplinger Celtic Guitar by William Coulter Old-Time Banjo by Ken Perlman Advanced Guitar by John Moore Beginning/Intermediate Fiddle by Dan Sankey Beginning/intermediate Guitar by Mike Nadolson Ticket Info - Call (909) 678-0831 or (760) 765-1857 and Contest Info call (909) 678-0831. LOCAL 4H CLUBS SCORE HIGH MARKS AT JUNIOR FAIR by Catherine Thompson, Contributing Writer The Ramona Junior Fair was held from July 20 th through August 3 rd, and the kids from SY/Julian 4H Club were there! The 4Her's participated in many projects including Avian Bowl, Beef, Home Ec/Industrial Arts, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine. These are the kids from our club who participated: Josh Billimoria- Swine; Ashley Brooking-Beef; Mia Cauzza- Swine; Cameron Drown-Beef, Industrial Arts; Chelsea FeigeI-Swine; Tyler FeigeI-Swine; Camber McKenzie-Rabbits, Home Ec; Connor McKenzie-Rabbits, Industrial Arts; Rowlynda Moretti-Beef, Home Ec; Casey Peyakov-Beef, Rabbit, Home Ec, Industrial Arts; Logan Peyakov-Swine, Industrial Arts, Avian Bowl; Carolyn Savage-Sheep; Leah Sexton-Swine; Aaron Smith-Beef; Daniel Smith-Swine; Justin Smith-Swine; Catherine Continued Julian Harvest Days Thompson-Swine, Rabbits, Home Ec; Victoria Thompson-Swine, Rabbit, Home Ec; Hannah Tracy-Rabbits. The first day of the Fair started with the Rabbit/Cavy Show, on July 26 t". Camber McKenzie received Best of Breed for her Mini Rex buck, and 6 t" place in Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship. Connor McKenzie received 1 st place in Junior Rabbit Showmanship, and 3 'd place in small animal Round Robin. Katherine Thompson received a 1 't place for each of her Holland Lop does, anal she placed 5 t" in Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship. Victoria Thompson received a 3 rd place ribbon for her Mini Rex buck. The next show day was for sheep. Carolyn Savage showed two sheep, and received a 1  and 2 "d place. Thursday, July 31 st was on page 12 FALL FULL OF EVENTS Fall's arrival in Julian kicks off September 20 & 21, 2003 when the 33rd annual Bluegrass Festival brings music to the mountains northeast of San Diego. Music lovers can tap their toes to Bluegrass Etc., Silverado Bluegrass Band, Steve Spurgin, Susie Glaze &The 8-Hand String Band, The Walden Dahl Bank & Virtual Strangers. Frank Lane Park (on Main, 1 block north of Main & Washington) will be the site of the Julian Bluegrass Festival, running from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. Entry fee is $15 per day at the gate, or $12 in advance. The music continues...joined by art ...the following weekend, September 27-28 at the Menghini Arts & Music Festival. During the hours of 10 to 5, art lovers can stroll the grounds of the Menghini Winery, located at 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, to the sounds of live folk, blues, country and bluegrass music. Bring a picnic lunch, and plan on sampling the wines from Menghini's tasting room. There is no charge for admission. Join the Julian locals in cheering on the hero, and booing the villain at the 01d Time Melodrama, every weekend in October at the Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main St. This great family event, running for over 50 years, includes an old-fashioned sing-along. The Melodrama shows at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 PM Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for this fundraiser are $5. The historic Banner Queen Trading Post Gallery will be the site of the Miniature Art Show, running November 8 through December 7. Works from various artists will include pottery, metalwork, watercolor, oil, stained glass and pastels. The exhibit, spread throughout 4 of the 6 rooms of the gallery situated in the 90-year old Banner Trading Post (36766 Hwy 78), can be viewed from 1-5 PM Fridays through Sundays. The historic mountain village of Julian is situated at an elevation of 4200 feet; visitors and residents can experience the four seasons in picture postcard splendor, only about 1 hour from San Diego. Visitors wishing to extendthei[.,stay, or find information about dining, shopping or attractions are encouraged to call the Julian Chamber of Commerce at 760 765-1857, or visit the Chamber website: www.julianca.com. SAN DIEGO COUNTY ACCEPTS PROPOSALS FOR FEDERAL FUNDS Meetings Set to Discuss Community Development, Housing Programs Residents and organizations are invited to attend one of the informational meetings being held next month to discuss the County's plans for some $13.3 million in federal community development and housing funds. The nine meetings are scheduled in unincorporated communities around the County and are sponsored by the County Department of Housing and Community Development. Under discussion will be federal funds expected for the 2004-2005 fiscal year. The money comes from four programs fL:nded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME); Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG); and, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. The largest pot of money, approximately $15.9 million, comes from the CDBG program, which focuses on improvement and revitalization of low-income communities. Eligible projects include street upgrades, community centers, parks, water and drainage improvements and housing rehabilitation loans. The other programs fund affordable housing and homeless assistance projects, including services for people living with HIV or AIDS. The deadline to submit proposals for CDBG funding for community development projects is Oct. 31. Staff will be present at the meetings to provide information and answer questions. Procedures for funding housing- related programs will also be outlined at the meeting. Further information and applications can be obtained from the County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123, by calling (858) 694-4807, by E-mail: Joan. Herskowitzsdcounty.ca..qov or from the County website: www.sdhcd.com. The County also administers these funds for some local cities, which will hold their own hearings to discuss how their funds will be spent. People who need assistance to participate in the meeting (e.g., non-English speaking, deaf or hard of hearing, visually impaired, etc.) should cal! staff five days prior to the meeting, if special arrangements are necessary. The Julian area meeting is Wednesday, September 17, at 10 AM - Julian Fire Dept. Building - 2645 Farmer Road. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FACE SEPT. ! 9 REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ACT TEST High school seniors applying to college early can boost their chances of acceptance by taking the ACT Assessment on the October 25 national test date. Students can register by mail or online at www.act.org. The postmark deadline is September 19. The late registration deadline is October 3 (an additional fee is required). Students can get registration materials from their school counselor or online. Although some California students may believe that the top schools require SAT scores, the fact is that ACT is the most widely required and preferred college admissrons test. ACT scores are also accepted by the University of California and California State University systems, as well as selective private schools such as Stanford, Pepperdine and the University of San Diego. At many top, selective colleges across the nation, students can submit only ACT scores and avoid the extra testing an(] expense of taking the SAT I and several SAT II tests. Yale, Johns Hopkins and Duke are just a few of the prominent universities that will take ACT scores in lieu of both SAT I and SAT II scores. Some students pertorm better on the ACT because it is based on achievement, not aptitude. The ACT includes four parts: English, reading, mathematics and science. The test fee is $26. Free sample tests are available from high school counselors and sample questions can be found on ACT's website (www.act.org). REPUBLICAN CLUB ANNUAL BBQ, SEPT 22 IN RAMONA Intermountain Republican Women will hold their annual BBQ fundraiser Monday, Sept 22, 5:30 PM, at Schwaesdall Winery. There will be dinner under the stars, prize drawings, and wine tasting. The speaker will be John Sylvester, Supervisor of the FBI County T erronsm Squad 'lb, .anlego, Who will speak on counter-terroris,'n. Don't miss it! Donation $15.00. Guests" are welcome. Reservations, call Harriet Masch (760) 765- 0412