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Local News June 28, 2006


 

Chick Embrey Lives!

The Paper erred in a local news story two weeks ago when we discussed “Coach” Dennis Synder of the Escondido Charter High School and the influence “the late Chick Embrey” had on him and his religious philosophy.

In fact, Chick Embrey is still not only alive, but in great shape.

Lyle Davis, editor and publisher of The Paper, sheepishly looked around trying to find someone to blame the error on and, unable to find a scapegoat willing to accept the blame, finally owned up to the fact that is was he and he alone who messed up the story.

“I talked to Chick Embrey by phone as soon as I became aware of the information,” said Davis. “If he was in Heaven the connection was very, very good. I could hear him clear as a bell.”

Davis reports that Embrey got a good chuckle out of the report and said a number of people had called him to verify that he was still alive and kicking.

Embrey is totally retired now and still lives in Escondido, near Escondido High School where he taught and coached for 34 years. He spends his retirement time gardening and attending quilting shows that his wife enjoys . . . and they have nine grandchildren that he enjoys spending time with. He was quite proud of the fact that one grandchild, Ryan Embrey, was the first person to ever hit a home run at Petco Park while he was playing for the San Diego Aztecs. Ryan has now graduated and plans to go into teaching. Chick Embrey chuckled and said . . . “tried to talk him out of it . . .but he’s determined.” One senses Chick is rather proud of Ryan’s accomplishments and decisions.

“So,” said Davis, “we are pleased to set the record straight. Chick Embrey is alive and well and living happily in retirement right here in Escondido. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go see if my favorite restaurant has any Humble Pie in stock.”

Fireworks a No-No

The San Marcos Fire Department would like to remind all citizens that San Marcos Municipal code 17.64.260 prohibits the use of any type of fire works in the City of San Marcos, including sparklers.

Although fireworks are being sold outside of San Diego County, citizens need to be advised that it is illegal to transport, sell, possess, store, or set off fireworks within San Marcos city limits. The San Diego County Sheriffs Department and law enforcement agencies throughout the County are enforcing zero tolerance for illegal fireworks. Persons caught with illegal fireworks are subject to arrest, citation, and/or fines. Additionally, anyone causing a fire through the use of fireworks will be held financially responsible for all suppression costs.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 23,200 fireworks fires in 2002 caused approximately $35 million in property loss, and almost 60 percent of those fires occurred during July around Independence Day. In 2003, children under age 15 suffered 45 percent of the 9,300 injuries from fireworks. Firecrackers, sparklers, and bottle rockets are the leading contributors to these injuries.

All citizens are encouraged to enjoy the professional fireworks displays in San Marcos and throughout San Diego County and to have a safe 4th of July, free from fires and injury.

San Marcos Council Approves All Veteran’s Memorial Site

Following recent approval by the San Marcos City Council for use of an area within the Helen Bougher Memorial Park the Committee sponsoring the project announced plans to have the project completed by Veteran’s Day, 2007.


Artistís conception of the All Veteranís Memorial

The Council supported the project on a 4-0 vote with Councilmember Mike Preston recusing himself as his wife heads up the project.
His wife, Luanne Hulsizer, told us the committee began its project in February of 2005 and now that Council approval has been gained will begin its fundraising efforts in earnest at the Grand Festival in San Marcos this summer.

The committee of veteran’s and local residents developed the idea for an All Veteran's Memorial within the city limits of San Marcos. The purpose of this memorial project is to give the Citizens of San Marcos an opportunity to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Services with a permanent public monument.

The proposed site for the memorial is at the corner of Woodland Parkway and Borden Road at the Helen Bougher Memorial Park.

The fund raising will see different levels of donations . . . different size stones people can purchase for loved ones or themselves, as veterans. A donor may also sponsor the flag pole, and the benches. The committee has appeared before SM Community Foundation seeking either a partnership or grant funding. They are also open to corporate/partnerships and sponsorships, either financially or in-kind.

The memorial is currently planned to include a star shaped memorial encompassed by a circular wall with individual names of Veteran's engraved upon various sizes of river rock. These rocks will serve to honor an individual.

The site will also include a permanent American Flag that will be illuminated during the dark hours. Also, during public holidays and events there will be five flags displayed around the memorial to represent each branch of the Armed Services as well as a POW/MIA flag.

For information, contact Luanne Hulsizer at luanne@cox.net.

Museum To Be Open Every Saturday, beginning July 1.

The San Diego Archaeological Center & Museum announced today it will be open every Saturday, from 10AM to 2PM, beginning July 1. This is in addition to public hours on Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM and special programming on the Second Saturday of every month.

Nestled in the historic San Pasqual Valley, adjacent to the Wild Animal Park and Battlefield State Park, admission is free to the public during
regular operating hours. For more information contact the Center at 291-0370 or visit the Center website:
www.sandiegoarchaeology.org.

Internships Available at San Diego Archaeological Center

The San Diego Archaeological Center offers internships to college and graduate-level students who are interested in developing knowledge and skills related to archaeology and museum services. The Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care, management, and use of archaeological materials and serves as the main repository for archaeological collections from San Diego County and surrounding areas.

The Center has active public education and exhibit programs and facilitates collections-based research. Interns may select an emphasis in Archaeological Collections Research, Archaeological Collections Management, or Exhibit and Education Programming.

All interns gain valuable experience in artifact identification, laboratory techniques, and archaeological and curation methodology.

Depending on their chosen focus, interns work with Center staff to design and conduct original research projects; inventory, organize and document collections; or design and produce exhibits or educational curricula. The Center has hosted interns from Grossmont College, Independent Language
School, Mesa College, Palomar College, UCSD, SDSU, UCR, UCI, and USD.
The orientation includes a tour of the Center and an introduction to the different kinds of internships available. Center staff including Dr. Margie Burton, Research Director, Chris Mirsky, Collections Manager, and Annemarie Cox, Program Coordinator, will be present to discuss possible projects, required skills, and scheduling.

Space is limited; please reserve your space by contacting Annemarie Cox at
760-291-0370 or acox@sandiegoarchaeology.org

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