Final soldier court-martialed in Fountain McDonald's robbery

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					Vol. 59, No. 25                   Published in the interest of the 7th Infantry Division and the Fort Carson, Colo., community                              June 22, 2001


   Fact of the week:
 Refrigerators are one of the
  largest energy consuming
    appliances in a typical
   household. Washers and
   dryers, dishwashers, hot
     water heaters and air
  conditioners are also very
    significant consumers.
    Tip of the week:
                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Spc. Stacy Harris
  Be sure to read the yellow
 Energy Guide label on any
    major appliance when            Get your vehicles registered ...
    purchasing. The future
 savings you could obtain by        Sergeant Thomas D. Simmons, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, fills out a form to register his
    buying a more efficient         vehicle on post while Sgt. Danielle Bridges, 148th Military Police Detachment, middle, and Spc. Lynn Nolan,
   model may surprise you.
                                    984th Military Police Company, left, assist. The operation was conducted at McMahon Theater Monday, Tuesday,
                                    and Wednesday in anticipation of a Forces Command directive to have all vehicles registered and all gates
       Feature                      manned by July 1.

                                Final soldier court-martialed in
                                                                 BAH increases
                                Fountain McDonald’s robbery      for lower enlisted
                                           by Spc. Stacy Harris             mately $600 from the Fountain restaurant.
                                            Mountaineer staff                    Jones and Shanks talked to five other                by Nicholas J. Carter
                                     The seventh soldier from the Dec. 14   soldiers from the unit about the idea, and                 Army News Service
                                robbery of a McDonald’s restaurant in       since Shanks had worked at McDonald’s              WASHINGTON — Service members
                                Fountain was sentenced to 45 months con-    before and owned a 9-mm Ruger P-85 pis-       in pay grades E-1 through E-4 who have
Get rid of pesky weeds
and ants with a few
                                finement, forfeiture of all pay and         tol, he was one of the soldiers chosen to     families and live off base will see an
tips for your yard.             allowances and a bad conduct discharge      enter the restaurant. Lawhorn also entered    increase in their allowance for housing July
   See pages 16 and 17.         during a court-martial Tuesday.             the restaurant carrying a 9-mm Rugar P-       1.
                                     Private Terrance Johnson, A Com-       89 pistol belonging to Guilez.                     Under the new plan that begins July 1,
   Happenings                   pany, 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade        During Meadows’ court-martial hear-      an E-1 through E-4 who lives off post with
                                Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,         ing, he told the judge that several           dependents (family members) in the Col-
                                pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy    meetings were held to plan the robbery.       orado Springs area will receive $722; which
                                to commit robbery, breaking restriction,    During the week of Dec. 10, a formal          is $41 more for the E-1s through E-3s and $9
                                and missing formation. Johnson will         meeting was held in which Shanks drew         more for the E-4s than the previous housing
                                spend his confinement at Fort Lewis,        up a sketch of the area and told everybody    allowances.
                                Wash.                                       their duties. Even so, not everybody               The boost is the result of legislation
                                     Under the terms of a pretrial agree-   agreed with the plan.                         aimed at helping junior enlisted families.
                                ment between Johnson and the                     “Everybody had their own ideas of             “One of the reasons was to take the E-1
                                court-martial convening authority, any      what should happen,” Meadows said.            to E-4 with dependents and have them
The mountain mining
town of Leadville               sentence in excess of 60 months would       “Myself and Pvt. (Michael) Toma said it       receive the same basic allowance for hous-
retains much of its             have been disapproved. He was also given    was a bad idea.” Even though others           ing rate,” said Maj. Leslie Gerald, manager
history and charm.              credit for the 175 days spent in pretrial   agreed the robbery was a bad idea,            of the compensation and entitlements divi-
          See Page B-1.         confinement.                                nobody in the group walked away.              sion of the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for
                                     The other soldiers involved in the          Meadows held a key role in the rob-      Personnel. “The other initiative was to
 Early deadline                 McDonald’s robbery were Pfc. Nikia          bery, said military judge Col. Gary V     .   increase the housing standard that the E-4
 Because publication
 of the Mountaineer             Shanks, Pfc. Kevin Jones, Pvt. Thomas       Casida. He drove Shanks and Lawhorn to        with dependents currently had prior to July
 will be July 5, rather         Lawhorn, Pvt. Rodrick Meadows, Pvt.         the scene of the crime and away from the      1.”
 than July 6, deadline          Richard Guilez and Pvt. Michael Toma.       restaurant afterwards. After the robbery,
 for stories and briefs                                                                                                        Housing allowances are based on rental
 is June 28 for that            All seven were from A Co. 4th Eng. Bat-     Meadows said he learned that Shanks had       costs, so the actual increase will vary,
 issue. Classified ads          talion, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.              told the manager, Angela M. Scott, to         depending on the cost of living in that par-
 must be in by noon                  Shanks told the court that the first   open the safe, and when she wouldn’t,
 July 2.                                                                                                                  ticular area. In most cases, those living in
                                mention of the robbery was during a com-    Shanks cocked his weapon and threatened       high-cost locations will see larger increases,
                                pany formation when Jones said he           her. The only thing Meadows saw was the       while allowances will be lower for those liv-
C ONTENTS                       needed money for Christmas.                 bag of money Shanks and Lawhorn               ing in more affordable housing.
                                     “We were at a recall formation and a   retrieved from the restaurants’ cash regis-        Each year the military is required to
  Corner Page 2                 soldier approached me with the idea. He     ters, he said.                                determine community off base housing
 Community Page 5               needed money,” Shanks said. “He said he          Meanwhile, outside the store, Shanks     costs. Those figures are used to calculate the
 Military Page 11               needed money and didn’t care if we          said Toma and Jones were dressed in
 Sports Page 23                 robbed McDonald’s.”                                                                                             See Money, Page 3
 KCCF Pullout Page C-1               Overall, the soldiers stole approxi-             See Court-martial, Page 4
2          June 22, 2001                                                            Opinion/Editorial

                                                             Commander’s Corner
Take a break from work during Kit Carson Week
                                                                              at which time former Army Chief of Staff, Gen.                                           this week’s events, consult the special insert in this
                                 “Kit Carson                                  Gordon R. Sullivan, will address this forum. Another                                     issue of the Mountaineer.
                                 Week is                                      highlight of the weekend will be tomorrow’s Army                                              The Kit Carson Community Festival concludes
                                                                              Ball. We will be honored at this event as well with                                      with Family Day Friday. This is the time we include
                                 designed to                                  Sullivan as our keynote speaker. It promises to be an                                    the rest of the Mountain Post family in our planned
                                 build esprit de                              entertaining evening. Sunday concludes the Retiree                                       activities. Spending quality time with families is as
                                 corps among the                              Appreciation Day events with a church service at                                         important as the team building earlier in the week.
                                                                              Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel.                                                               Weather permitting, Family Day will conclude with a
                                 Fort Carson sol-                                  Monday marks the official start of Kit Carson                                       traditional holiday fireworks display at Ironhorse
                                 diers, and to be                             Community Festival competitions. We’ll begin with                                        Park.
                                                                              the installation run at 6:30 a.m. Family members are                                          The fun doesn’t end with Family Day. July 2, the
                                 a celebration for                            invited to participate or come out and watch. The best                                   2001 Soldier Show comes to the World Arena at 7
                                 the entire                                   vantage points are along Nelson Boulevard, at                                            p.m. This year’s show promises to be every bit as
                                 Mountain Post                                Manhart Field and by the Kit Carson statue                                                   good as previous editions. Bring your family,
                                                                              (the turnaround point). We expect                                                                     friends and neighbors. Tickets and parking
                                 family.”                                     13,000 to 15,000 soldiers to partici-                                                                      are free. Pick up your tickets at the
                                                                              pate in the run. The games begin                                                                              Fort Carson Information, Tickets
                               Over this past year, we                        in earnest at 10 a.m. The annual                                                                                and Registration Office in the
trained and worked hard. Many members of the                                  commanders vs. command                                                                                            Mini-Mall or the World Arena
Mountain Post team deployed to various locations in                           sergeants major softball                                                                                           Box Office. It is an ideal
the United States and around the world. Next week’s                           game will be at noon                                                                                                opportunity to see a profes-
Kit Carson Community Festival is an opportunity to                            Monday at the outdoor                                                                                               sional, quality and very enter-
take a well-deserved break and enjoy friendly compe-                          sports complex.                                                                                                     taining Broadway-type show,
tition and the camaraderie of family, friends and co-                              One of our objectives,                                                                                         at absolutely no cost. As a
workers. Kit Carson Week is designed to build esprit                          with the variety of diverse                                                                                        special bonus attraction, the
de corps among the Fort Carson soldiers, and to be a                          activities, is for everyone to                                                                                    winners in the KCCF competi-
celebration for the entire Mountain Post family.                              participate. Not only are there                                                                                 tions will be announced and
     Before the festival officially begins, we pay trib-                      challenging physical activities,                                                                              awarded before the show.
ute to a very important part of our Mountain Post                             like boxing, softball and volleyball,                                                                           The Kit Carson Community
team: our retirees. The Retiree Appreciation Days                             but there are those activities to chal-                                                                Festival week will be fun and a good
activities began yesterday with a retiree plaque dedi-                        lenge the finer motor and mental skills,                                                         break from the hard work and training that
cation at Kit Carson Memorial Park and will run                               like darts, billiards and chess. Two years ago, Fort                                     have been going on all year. I encourage you all to
through Sunday. Today is the annual Retiree Golf                              Carson had one of the top chess players in the U.S.                                      participate.
Tournament in the morning and this afternoon there                            Army.                                                                                         Mission first . . . people always . . . one team.
is a pre-retirement seminar for soldiers with 15 to 20                             Some KCCF events highlight individual skills,                                       Bayonet!
years of service. Tomorrow brings the retiree pancake                         but many are team (both military and civilian) chal-                                                                   Maj. Gen. Edward Soriano
breakfast followed by the annual theater program to                           lenges, which are important in building a true sense                                                                         Commanding General
be held at the Elkhorn Conference Center at 9 a.m.,                           of camaraderie within a unit. For a full schedule of                                                        7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson

New secretary of the Army looking forward to meeting new challenges
     I am honored to be appointed the 18th Secretary                          engage in the Secretary of Defense’s strategic review                                         Let there be no mistake. I am here for one reason
of the Army and extremely proud to be back in the                             that will determine what we must be ready to accom-                                      — to work hard for the active and reserve component
Army at this critical juncture in our history. No mat-                        plish. I will also find ways to make more efficient                                      soldiers, civilians, veterans and their families. I am
ter what the challenge, we will meet it by working                            use of our resources in order to support the Army’s                                      fully committed to do everything in my power to
together to accomplish the Army’s priorities.                                 core needs.                                                                              improve the quality of life for our people, strengthen
     People are the Army. I will ensure that we are                                Transformation is an imperative. We must trans-                                     our readiness to prevail in every mission and make
doing our best to recruit, assign, promote and manage                         form everything about the Army — the way we train,                                       the transformation of the Army a reality.
people in a manner that ensures we are providing                              equip, fight and care for people. Everyone must                                               I look forward to working with every one of you.
opportunities for people to grow professionally, bal-                         understand the vision General Shinseki articulated for                                   See you in the mud.
ance family and mission and have fun.                                         the Army and take actions at your level to contribute
     Readiness is our mission. I will review the man-                         to the transformation. I expect every member of the
ner in which we assess readiness, account for                                 Army to embrace transformation to the fullest to                                                                                            Thomas E. White
resources as a part of our readiness and I will fully                         make it a reality.                                                                                                                       Secretary of the Army

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  Happy Birthday ...                                                                                         Money
                                                                                                             From Page 1
  Lieutenant Gen. Edward G. Anderson
  III, deputy commander-in-chief, U. S.                                                                           Significant changes in the housing market will be
  Space Command at Peterson Air Force                                                                        reflected in the BAH rates for that year, according to
  Base, left, talks about Army history                                                                       Gerald.
  with, from left, Cpl. Freddie Harrison,                                                                         “Some housing markets are more volatile than oth-
  Sgt. Dan Amaya and Spc. Courtney                                                                           ers,” said Gerald. “It just depends on the location and the
  Crenshaw, each with the Army element                                                                       conditions of that housing market.”
  of North American Aerospace Defense                                                                             A two-bedroom town house is the off-base housing
  Command/USSPACECOM, June 14 at                                                                             standard on which the BAH is built for E-1s, E-2s and E-
  Peterson. The general talked to the sol-                                                                   3s with families, according to Pentagon policy. For E-5s,
  diers about the Army’s past, present                                                                       a two-bedroom town house or duplex is the standard.
  and future during a cake cutting cere-                                                                          Service members stationed overseas receive housing
  mony.                                                                              Photo by Walt Johnson   allowances under a different system and are not affected.
                                                                                                                  The new junior enlisted BAH rates were added by

IBPO closes for training during July                                                                         Congress to the fiscal year 2001 Defense Authorization
                                                                                                             Act. The addition was one of several initiatives designed
                                                                                                             to aid low-income military families.
    During the month of July, the Directorate of       conversion and training.
                                                                                                                  Lawmakers and Pentagon leaders have been address-
Logistics, Installation Property Book Office, locat-      July 16 to 20: limited processing; prior
                                                                                                             ing the financial concerns of low-income service mem-
ed in building 330, will undertake a major conver-     appointment and coordination are required.
                                                                                                             bers for the past three years, according to a report in
sion of its automated system. As a result, supply         July 23: resume full operations.
                                                                                                             Army Times. Last year, Congress passed legislation
processing cut-off and closure dates have been
                                                                                                             aimed at getting military families off food stamps by
identified:                                                 Questions pertaining to this notice may be
                                                                                                             offering extra money to those who qualify, and former
    July 2: cut-off for all pending and requested      directed to Paul Hubbard, ITT property book offi-
                                                                                                             Defense Secretary William Cohen developed a plan to
property book transactions must be submitted and       cer contractor, 526-2615, or Sal Hernandez, instal-
                                                                                                             eliminate out-of-pocket expenses by 2005.
received in the IPBO by close of business; no pro-     lation property book officer, 526-5984.
                                                                                                                  Editor’s note: Additional information was provided
cessing after this date.                                    Editor’s note: Information was provided by
                                                                                                             by 4th Financial Battalion, Fort Carson.
    July 3 to 13: IPBO closed for reconciliation,      the Directorate of Logistics.
4        June 22, 2001                                                         News
Court-martial                                tial hearings. Fountain Police arrested
                                             the group Dec. 15.
                                                                                               “For the last six months I have been
                                                                                                                                         22, Lawhorn pleaded guilty to conspir-
                                                                                                                                         acy to commit robbery, robbery and two
From Page 1
                                                  Shanks, in addition to the McDon-       trying to come up with that answer (why        specifications of breaking restriction.
McDonald’s uniforms and were told by         ald’s robbery, also pleaded guilty to a      I was involved),” he said. “I’m sorry for           A military panel sentenced him to
Shanks to stop cars from entering the        larceny charge which stemmed from a          what I took part in. I wish I could take it    10 years confinement, forfeiture of all
drive-through. Across the street at Wal-     shoplifting incident that happened at the    back but I can’t, so all I can do is say       pay and allowances and a dishonorable
Mart, Guilez was parked to watch for         post exchange in September.                  I’m sorry.”                                    discharge. Under the terms of a pretrial
police and Johnson was next door at an            In addition, the judge sent a recom-         Johnson said that after he is done        agreement, any sentence in excess of 10
auto parts store.                            mendation to the convening authority to      serving his time, he plans to get on with      years would have been disapproved.
     During Johnson’s hearing, he told       consider waiving part of the forfeiture      a normal life.                                 Lawhorn was also given credit for the 93
the judge that he laid his seat back and     of pay to assist Shanks’ wife, Denise             “After this is all over, I just plan to   days he spent in pretrial confinement.
did not see what was happening across        Shanks, in her move from the Fort Car-       further my education, get a good job and            Meadows was sentenced March 30
the street, and also told Jones not to get   son area.                                    stay out of trouble.”                          by a military judge to four-and-a-half
out of the car.                                   Other soldiers told the judge a story        Shanks, the first soldier to be court-    years confinement, total forfeiture of all
     “I didn’t think they were going to go   of regret.                                   martialed, pleaded guilty Feb. 13 to con-      pay and allowances, reduction to E-1
through with it,” he said.                        Even though Meadows was part of         spiracy, larceny and robbery. He was           and a dishonorable discharge. Under
     Overall, Shanks said the plan didn’t    the robbery, he said he joined the Army      found not guilty of communicating a            pretrial agreement, Meadows could not
work because Toma and Jones didn’t           to make his life better and to serve his     threat to his first sergeant and the charge    receive any sentence in excess of five
block the drive-through lane, and a cus-     country.                                     of violating a regulation was dropped.         years. He was also given credit for the
tomer pulled in while Shanks and                  “I made sure I did my job,” Mead-            Shanks was sentenced to 13 years          11 days he spent in pretrail confine-
Lawhorn were inside.                         ows said. “I made sure it was correct,       confinement, reduction to E-1, forfei-         ment.
     Scott said she was emptying the         and always correct.”                         ture of all pay and allowances and a dis-           Guilez was the fifth soldier to be
cash register when she heard a tap on             During the trial, Meadows said he       honorable discharge. Under pretrial            tried during a court-martial hearing
the window. She looked up and saw the        wished he would have turned his back         agreement, any sentence in excess of 10        April 9. He was sentenced to 46 months
customer, who appeared to be very            on the whole idea, but continued with        years was suspended for two years. If          confinement, total forfeiture of all pay
angry that nobody was working at the         the plan to have a closer group of           for the next two years, Shanks does not        and allowances, reduction to E-1 and a
window.                                      friends.                                     commit any criminal misconduct, the            bad conduct discharge. Under pretrial
     “I just looked at him, then looked           “I know I have affected a lot of peo-   additional three years will not have to be     agreement, any sentence in excess of 40
back over at Shanks, then I went back to     ple’s lives,” he said. “There’s been mis-    served. He was also given credit for the       months will be suspended. He was also
filling the bag,” she said. “I was just      takes I have made since I have been in       61 days spent in pretrail confinement.         given credit for three days in pretrial
praying to God nobody would get hurt.”       the military. I would do anything to take         Jones’ trial was held March 2. He         confinement.
     After the incident, Scott said she      back what I did, but I can’t.”               pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit              In another case June 4, Toma
quit her job due to the stress.                   Meadows said he was sorry for what      armed robbery and armed robbery. He            pleaded and was found guilty of con-
     After leaving McDonald’s, the           he did and hopes to serve his time and       was sentenced to four years confine-           spiracy to commit armed robbery and
group split up, with Shanks, Meadows         get back to a normal life.                   ment, reduction to E-1, forfeiture of all      armed robbery.
and Lawhorn going to the barracks and             “Forgive me for what I have done,”      pay and allowances and a bad conduct                Toma was sentenced to total forfei-
the rest going to Guilez’s house. The        Meadows said. “I didn’t join the Army        discharge. His pretrial agreement lim-         ture of all pay and allowances, confine-
customer at the drive-through had seen       to do this. I joined the Army to make        ited his confinement to three years.           ment for 38 months and a bad conduct
that something was wrong and wrote           this world a better place.”                       The third soldier sentenced in the        discharge. He will serve his sentence at
down the license plate as the group               Johnson also admitted to the court      McDonald’s robbery was Lawhorn.                the Regional Confinement Facility at
drove away, according to the court mar-      that he regrets his involvement in the       During the court-martial hearing April         Fort Knox, Ky.
                                                                                                                                                    June 22, 2001          11

Golden Thunder exercise places Carson engineers at forefront
     Soldiers from Fort Carson’s 52nd Engineer                 Exercise Golden Thunder will
Combat Battalion will take part in an exercise that       serve as the annual training for
highlights the future of heavy engineer combat train-     the National Guard and Reserve
ing.                                                      components of the battalion. The
     Exercise Golden Thunder will be the first multi-     training will have a Balkan con-
component battalion field exercise in the history of      flict scenario. The mission of the
Army engineering. With units in Oregon and New            battalion in the scenario is to pro-
Mexico, as well as Colorado, the 52nd Eng. Bn. is         vide engineer sustainment opera-
the first tri-component battalion in the U.S. Army.       tions to an entire corps. The oper-
The training, which will take place Monday through        ations involved in the exercise are
July 27, will require adroit coordination.                unique to the construction capa-
     Approximately 360 active duty, 95 National           bilities of a combat heavy engi-
Guard and 75 Reserve soldiers will deploy to Camp         neer battalion and include the
Rapid located in Rapid City, S.D., for the exercise. In   construction of facilities and
order to consolidate, the 52nd Eng. Bn. will have to      building bridges.                                                                      Photo by Staff Sgt. Tami Lambert

draw upon soldiers stationed in three separate states.         The training will focus on       Members of the 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion load equip-
The Headquarters and Support Company, and two             earthwork for a sedimentation         ment for the first multi-component field exercise in the history
additional companies, are composed of active duty         site, the backfill of a mine recla-   of Army engineering.
soldiers stationed at Fort Carson. Two remaining          mation site and road repair for                         in Golden Thunder will test and prove the relevancy
companies make up the battalion. One of the contin-       more than 12 miles of gravel road, including drainage of the tri-component battalion and increase the over-
gents is a National Guard unit based in Albany, Ore.,     reconstruction. This type of training mirrors the situ- all readiness of the soldiers. The infiltration of both
while the other is part of the Army Reserves. The         ation missions prevalent in the Balkans for engineer    National Guard and Reserve units into combat ready
Reserve unit has soldiers in Colorado Springs and         units.                                                  battalions represents the future of Army training.
Sante Fe, N.M.                                                 The intricate planning and coordination required   From the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office
                                                       June 22, 2001   C1


Sponsored by:
Welfare and

                Fireworks, Crafters, Music, Games,
                Fireworks, Crafters, Music, Games,
                       Food and Auto Show
                       Food and Auto Show
              Family Day at Ironhorse Park
                June 29 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                June 29 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.       D
C2       June 22, 2001

KCCF and U.S. Army Soldier Show are finally here
                  by Spc. Stacy Harris                     The automotive show will kickoff the day at 8 a.m.     tour for six months, with their 90-minute show.
                    Mountaineer staff                      coupled with a car/truck stereo competition. The fam-       The modern version of the show originated in
     The time has come for soldiers to take a break        ily day festival begins at 11 a.m., with youth three-  1983 as an outgrowth of several soldier shows
from the everyday stresses of work when Fort               on-three basketball, roller skating and jump rope      already in existence from the different Army com-
Carson’s annual Kit Carson Community Festival              competitions as well as clown performances, magic      mands. The first Army Soldier Show was held in
kicks off Monday.                                          shows, live music, balloon animals and much more.      1918.
     The festival is a five-day event filled with activi-       Also, Thursday and Friday will give the local          Russian immigrant and U.S Army Sgt. Irving
ties for soldiers, dependents and the local community. community a chance to observe several static displays Berlin established the motto, mission and philosophy
     “This is the capstone event of the year on Fort       of Army equipment set up near the Post Physical        of the show, “Entertainment for the soldier, by the
Carson,” said Capt. Tim Seitz, KCCF coordinator.           Fitness Center, at the corner of Wetzel Avenue and     soldier,” during World War I.
“It’s an opportunity for soldiers to participate in        Prussman Avenue, near Ironhorse Park                        Today, the U.S. Army Soldier Show tours the
sporting events, support their units and spend time             KCCF will end with a fireworks display Friday at United States and one overseas command each year,
with their families.”                                      9:15 p.m., which will also be an early celebration of  alternating between Korea and Europe.
     Kit Carson Week begins Monday at 6:30 a.m.            America’s birthday.                                         The members of the cast and crew work together
with the installation run. The mounted color guard              Even though Friday marks the completion of the    to make sure each show is a success, assembling, dis-
will ride abreast the formation containing approxi-        KCCF week, July 2 continues with more activities for mantling and loading out more than 15 tons of equip-
mately 16,000 soldiers as they run on the streets of       the soldiers and their families. Announcements for     ment at every stop. These troops dance, sing, pack
Fort Carson. The basic route starts at Pershing Field      event and commander’s cup awards will be made at       and travel their days and nights away to entertain
and continues until each unit runs past division head- 6:30 p.m. at the World Arena followed by the annual        today’s soldier.
quarters and heads for “home.” After runners reach         Army Soldier Show at 7 p.m. The show is free and            This year, 40 applications were submitted, 23
the Main Gate they will travel toward division head-       open to the public, but tickets must be obtained from  finalists auditioned and only 16 performers came out
quarters where soldiers are encouraged to show their       Information, Ticket and Registration office located in on top, along with six audio and lighting technicians.
motivation when passing other units on Nelson. All         the Mini Mall or at the World Arena box office.             “Being a part of the Soldier Show is an incredible
roads used for the run will be closed to traffic.               The traveling show resembles a live Broadway-     blessing,” said Staff Sgt. Richar Hazzard, represent-
     The sporting events and other competitions will       style musical review, showcasing the talents of many   ing the Guard in this year’s cast. “I welcome the
be held Monday through Thursday. The events                active duty soldiers selected through auditions. They  chance to be able to give something back to the Army
include, but are not limited to, archery, basketball,      range from truck drivers, personnel specialists to     for allowing me the chance to grow daily.”
billiards, boxing, chess, checkers, climbing wall,         medics, who put the show together in six weeks and          The theme of this year’s show is “We are one,”
darts, fishing derby, flag football, golf,                                                                                         building on the recruiting slogan
racquetball, soccer, sportsman marks-            Bus transportation is available for soldiers wishing to attend the                “Army of one.” Don’t miss this event
manship, tug-o-war and volleyball. See           2001 Soldier Show July 2 at the World Arena. Anyone interested,                   opening July 2 at the World Arena for
page C-3 for the schedule of events held         should call 526-2424. The bus will depart the Welcome Center,                     the Fort Carson community.
throughout the week.                             building 1218 at 6 p.m. and return after the show. This bus service                   Editor’s note: Information for this
     Family day is scheduled Friday at           is for active duty soldiers only.                                                 article was taken from the Army
Ironhorse Park from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.                                                                                              Soldier Show press packet.
                                                                        Military                                                              June 22, 2001        15

                                                   $how me the money
Savings bonds are a great way to invest money, support your country
                                 by Staff Sgt. Ray West   ing 4.5 percent and Series I Bonds are earning 5.92     for yourself or your children. We’ve all heard the say-
                                     52nd Engineers       percent. Savings bonds are affordable; EE Bonds are     ing, “Pay yourself first.” This is a great way to do it.
                                  Command Financial       purchased at half of face value; I Bonds are pur-       It’s good for you and it’s good for the country. Let
                                   Noncommissioned        chased at face value. The price of savings bonds can    savings bonds help you to reach your financial goals.
                                          officer         be deducted from your pay. Series EE Bonds are               Contact your unit savings bond representative
                                     June is the month    available in $100, $200, $500, $1,000 denominations.    today for information or you can visit www.savings-
                                 the Army kicks off its   Series I Bonds are available in $50, $75, $100, $200,
                                 Savings Bond             $500, and $1,000. These bonds
                                 Campaign.                can be purchased using the
                                     Savings bonds were   deduction plan. For example, a
                                 originally issued in     $500 bond can be purchased over
           West                 1935 to give the com-     10 months at $50 per month, and
                                mon man a way to          so on.
                                invest. Series E bonds        Your bonds can be mailed to
were first issued in May 1941 and played a major          you or another address or you
role in financing World War II.                           may elect to have Defense
    Today, 66 years after the first bonds were issued,    Finance and Accounting Service
they are still a great way to invest and support the      hold your bonds for safekeeping.
country. The money invested in bonds directly helps       Your bonds can be co-owned and
finance the country’s borrowing needs.                    you can name a beneficiary. Your
    Savings bonds are a great way to start saving,        bonds will arrive three weeks
whether it’s for a home, vacation, car or education.      after the purchase has been
    You can buy Series EE Bonds or Series I Bonds         deducted from your pay in full.
by allotment through your Personnel Administration            The Series I Bonds feature a
Center by filling out a DOD form SB 2305 for I            picture of a prominent American
Bonds or a DOD form SB2104 for Series EE. You             who has contributed to the history
can also go to your financial institution.                of our country and are the latest
    Savings bonds can be replaced if lost, stolen or      and possibly the most popular
destroyed. The Series EE and Series I Bonds can earn      bonds ever issued.
interest for up to 30 years. Series EE Bonds are earn-        It is a great idea to get bonds
12      June 22, 2001                                                   Military

New law makes significant changes to VA education benefits, GI Bill
                by 1st Lt. Brian J. Ketz                  because they converted to MGIB from VEAP.                  an obligated period of four years, so you’re eligible
                4th Financial Battalion                       Q: How much can I increase my benefits?                for the “regular” MGIB full-time monthly rate of
    New legislation, effective May 1, affects                 A: Your benefit rate will increase by $1 for every     $650. You contributed $600, which increased your
participants in the Montgomery GI Bill program. It        $4 you contribute. For example, if you contribute          “regular” full-time rate by $150 to $800. MGIB will
allows active duty members whose original federal         $100, your monthly benefit rate will increase by $25.      pay for your tuition and fees up to the monthly rate of
education benefit program is the MGIB, to make            If you’re eligible for the basic full-time rate of $650    $800.
additional contributions, up to $600, to receive an       (based on completing an obligation of three years or            If your tuition is less than $2,400 ($800 x three)
increased monthly benefit. The MGIB benefit will          more), your monthly rate would increase to $675. If        for a three-month term, you won’t receive your full
increase by $5 for 36 months for each $20                 you’re eligible for the basic full-time rate of $650 and   MGIB rate. You’ll be using your MGIB months of
contributed. For example, if a member contributes the     you contribute $600, your monthly rate would               entitlement, but not receiving your full monthly rate.
entire $600 additional amount, the monthly MGIB           increase by $150, for a monthly rate of $800.                   If, however, you took an expensive course, with
benefits will be increased by $150 per month.                 Q: Is this really a good deal for me?                  tuition of $3,000, MGIB will pay only $2,400,
Current MGIB benefit for full-time school                     A: Making these contributions will probably be a       because tuition and fees can’t exceed your basic
enrollment would result in a total MGIB monthly           good deal for you only if you’re going to use most of
benefit of $800. Here are answers to some of the          your MGIB benefits after you’re discharged from            MGIB monthly rate.
frequently asked questions.                               active duty. If you use most of your MGIB for                   After you’re discharged, your MGIB is not based
    Q: Whom does this apply to?                           relatively low-cost courses while on active duty, you      on tuition and fees. In the above example, if you took
    A: This applies to you only if you first entered      won’t get an additional benefit by making these            the courses with tuition and fees of $1,200, you’d
active duty on July 1, 1985, or later, are eligible for   contributions. That’s because your monthly rate may        receive $800 monthly based on your contributions, or
MGIB and meet the following active duty status: are       be less than the “regular” MGIB rate. The rate will be     $2,400.
on active duty or were discharged from active duty        limited to your tuition and fees, up to the basic MGIB          Q: When can I make these contributions?
between Nov. 1, 2000, and May 1.                          monthly rate payable for your training time.                    A: The law stipulates that these contributions will
    The law doesn’t allow these contributions from            For example, assume you’re going to school full-       start May 1.
individuals who are eligible for MGIB based on            time while on active duty, and tuition assistance isn’t         For more information go to
Vietnam Era service or who are eligible for MGIB          available for this program. You’ve already completed
16       June 22, 2001                                                 FEATURE
Summer’s nuisances — pests, weeds
Tips to help defend yourself and your home
           by Susan C. Galentine             — pests and weeds. Conventional means            mentally friendly ways to take care of         Ants
       Directorate of Environmental          to control these troublemakers usually           nature’s nuisances. Most of the tips           •Seal cracks and crevices; remove
     Compliance and Managment                consist of chemicals that can be harmful,        are simple ways to prevent pests and      moisture. Spilled food items (includ-
    Warm breezy summer days are              especially to children whose size and            weeds, although some use harmless         ing pet food and trash) should be
much anticipated this year after a long      weight make them too small to tolerate           household products.                       cleaned up immediately. Keep food
winter. What is not happily anticipated is   chemicals.                                       Nontoxic pest control                     not being used in containers with
the return of Fort Carson’s deadly duo           Here are some nontoxic, environ-                  Cockroaches                          tight-fitting lids.
                                                                                                   •Use sticky traps in areas where          •Home remedy: White vinegar,
                                                                                              food is eaten or stored when a minor      mixed half-and-half with water, is
                                                                                              infestation of cockroaches occurs.        highly effective in controlling ants.
                                                                                              Eliminate places where cockroaches        Spray outdoor areas to prevent ants
                                                                                              can live by caulking minor cracks,        from coming into the home.
                                                                                              crevices and holes where cockroaches           Bees and wasps
                                                                                              can hide. Keep papers, bags, boxes             •Keep screens on windows and
                                                                                              and other items off the floors in areas   doors; remove small wasp nests; and
                                                                                              where food is present to eliminate        have a beekeeper remove bee swarms.
                                                                                              areas where they can nest.                     Mice
                                                                                                   •Place stored food items in closed        •Eliminate openings to buildings
                                                                                              containers. Keep kitchen areas clean      that are greater than 1/4-inch. Snap
                                                                                              and clean up spilled food immediate-      traps and sticky glue boards may be
                                                                                              ly. Rinse out food containers (e.g.,      used to capture mice when an infesta-
                                                                                              soda cans, coffee cups, etc.) to reduce   tion is found.
                                                                                              cockroach food.                                •Use good sanitation habits to
                                                                                                   Mosquitoes                           reduce food and water sources for
                                                                                                   •Window screens help keep out        mice. Clean up spilled food products
                                                                                              mosquitoes. Use colored light bulbs,      immediately or at least daily. Remove
                                                                                              which have a tendency to not attract      bags, boxes and other potential areas
                                                                                              adult mosquitoes.                         where mice can nest from food stor-
                                                                                                   •Remove containers with standing     age areas. Keep food in closed con-
                                                                                              water which easily become breeding        tainers.
                                                                                              sites (e.g. baby pools, bird baths,            Birds
                                                                                              tires, pots, etc.) Mowing lawns to             •Keep unscreened windows or
                                                                                              three inches in height prevents areas     other openings closed when not in
                                                                                              where mosquitoes can harbor and also      use. Don’t feed birds; it encourages
                                                                                              has the added benefit of conserving       them to nest in your area.
                                                                                              on lawn watering needs.                        •Birds can be discouraged from
                                                                                                   •Other mosquito measures             nesting where they cannot be tolerat-
                                                                                              include personal protection, such as      ed, such as near windows and doors.
                                                                                              minimizing exposed skin surfaces by       Birds tend to use the same nesting
                                                                                              wearing a hat or head net, long           areas year after year, indicating those
                                                                                              trousers, long-sleeved shirts and white   sites where screens or nets should be
                                                                                              clothing. Some mosquitoes will bite       used.
                                                                                              through lightweight clothing, but the          Nest removal is very labor-inten-
                                                                                              number of bites received is definitely    sive and may result in the inadvertent
                                                                                              reduced if most areas of the body are     removal of bird eggs, which may vio-
                                                                                              covered.                                  late federal law.

                                                                Photo by Susan C. Galentine
Jim Ahl from the Directorate of Environmental Compliance and
Managment sprays ants and weeds outside the DECAM facility.

                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Susan C. Gal
                                                                                              To avoid bumble bees and wasps visiting your home, make sure all scre
                                                                                              on window are intact and remove wasp nests while they are still small.
18   June 22, 2001   Military
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KCCF Schedule of Events:
Event               Location                  Time

Installation Run    Pershing Field            6:30 a.m.
                                                                        Event                          Location                      Time
Basketball          Garcia & Waller PFCs      10 a.m.
Billiards           Fatz                      10 a.m.
                                                                        Basketball                     Garcia & Waller PFCs          8   a.m.
Bowling             Post Bowling Center       10 a.m.
                                                                        Billiards                      Fatz                          8   a.m.
Darts               Neon Sports Saloon        10 a.m.
                                                                        Bowling                        Post Bowling Center           8   a.m.
Flag Football       Sports Complex            10 a.m.
                                                                        Darts                          Neon Sports Saloon            8   a.m.
Racquetball         Forest & Garcia PFCs      10 a.m.
                                                                        Flag Football                  Sports Complex                8   a.m.
Soccer              Sports Complex            10 a.m.
                                                                        Racquetball                    Forest & Garcia PFCs          8   a.m.
Softball            Sports Complex            10 a.m.
                                                                        Sand Volleyball (4 Person)     Ironhorse Park                8   a.m.
Volleyball          McKibben PFC              10 a.m.
                                                                        Soccer                         Sports Complex                8   a.m.
Cdr/CSM Softball    Sports Compex             noon
                                                                        Softball                       Sports Complex                8   a.m.
Boxing              Post Field House          1 p.m.
                                                                        Volleyball                     McKibben PFC                  8   a.m.
                                                                        Climb the Wall                 Outdoor Rec Center            9   a.m.
                                                                        Horseshoes                     Ironhorse Park                9   a.m.
                                                                        Skeet Shoot                    U.S. Olympic Skeet Range      9   a.m.
                                                                        Boxing                         Post Field House              1   p.m.
                                                all week.                       Thursday
                                                                                Location                                    Time

                                                                                10K Run
                                                                                Post Field House (registration at 6a.m.)    7 a.m.
Event                        Location                      Time                 Basketball Finals
                                                                                Garcia & Waller PFCs                        8 a.m.
Fishing Derby                Womack Reservoir              6:30 a.m.
Golf                         Cheyenne Shadows GC           7 a.m.               Archery
Basketball                   Garcia & Waller PFCs          8 a.m.               Archery Range                               8 a.m.
Billiards                    Fatz                          8 a.m.
                                                                                Bowling Finals
Bowling                      Post Bowling Center           8 a.m.               Post Bowling Center                         9 a.m.
Darts                        Neon Sports Saloon            8 a.m.
Flag Football                Sports Complex                8 a.m.               Billiards Finals
Racquetball                  Forest & Garcia PFCs          8 a.m.               Fatz                                        9 a.m.
Sand Volleyball (4 Person)   Ironhorse Park                8 a.m.
Soccer                       Sports Complex                8 a.m.               Flag Football Finals
Softball                     Sports Complex                8 a.m.               Sports Complex                              9 a.m.
Volleyball                   McKibben PFC                  8 a.m.
Sportsman Marksmanship       Ranges 5a, 19                 8 a.m.               Racquetball Finals
                                                                                Forrest & Garcia PFCs                       9 a.m.
Checkers                     Ironhorse Park                9 a.m.
Horseshoe Finals             Ironhorse Park                9 a.m.               Soccer Finals
Chess                        Ironhorse Park                noon                 Sports Complex                              10 a.m.
Entertainment                Post Field House              noon
Boxing                       Post Field House              1 p.m.               Volleyball Finals
Banner Competition           Ironhorse Park                1 p.m.               McKibben PFC                                11 a.m.
3 on 3 Basketball            Ironhorse Park                1 p.m.
Tug O’ War                   Ironhorse Park                1 p.m.               Boxing Finals
Sand Volleyball Finals       Ironhorse Park                4 p.m.               Post Field House                            1 p.m.
Softball Finals              Sports Complex                5 p.m.

                                                                                              July 2
Friday - Family Day                                                                          Event
Event                        Location                                  Time                  Location                      Time

CG Golf Scramble                   Cheyenne Shadows G.C.               7:30 a.m.             Awards Ceremony
Automotive Show                    Ironhorse Park                      8 a.m.                World Arena                   6:30 p.m.
Car/Truck Stereo Comp              Ironhorse Park                      8 a.m.
3 on 3 Youth Basketball            Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.               Soldier Show
Roller Skating                     Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.               World Arena                   7 p.m.
Jump Rope Contests                 Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.
Balloon Animals                    Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.
Clown Performances                 Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.
Magic Shows                        Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.
Pottery and Clay Making            Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.
Live Music                         Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.
Performing Arts                    Ironhorse Park                      11 a.m.
Fireworks Display                  Ironhorse Park                      9:15 p.m.
C4   June 22, 2001

Past Memories ...
Remembering Kit Carson Community Fest 2000


                       Family Day ...
                                                                    Military                                                 June 22, 2001       21

                                                      Dining Schedule
      Weekday Dining Facilities                                                                            Weekend Dining Facilities
                                                       Week of June 23 to June 29                      43rd ASG Cheyenne Mtn. Inn (building 1040)
          A La Carte Facilities                                                                        3rd BCT Iron Bde (building 2061)
43rd ASG Cheyenne Mountain Inn (building 1040)                                                         3rd ACR Patton House (building 2161)
3rd BCT Iron Bde (building 2061)                                     Exceptions
3rd ACR Butts Army Airfield (building 9612)                                                                    Saturday Meal Hours
                                                        • Butts Army Airfield Dining Facility serves
           Standard Facilities                             breakfast and lunch meals only.                   Breakfast    8 to 10 a.m.
                                                                                                             Lunch        11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
3rd ACR Patton House (building 2161)                    • 10th SFG (A) meal hours are the same               Dinner       4 to 6 p.m.
10th Special Forces Group (A) (building 7481)              Monday through Friday. No dinner meal
                                                           is served on Fridays.
         Weekday Meal Hours                                                                                  Sunday Brunch/Supper
                                                        • The CAV House Dining Facility will be
Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri.        Thur.                    closed for repairs until further notice.               Meal Hours
Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m.          5:30 to 7 a.m.                                                             Brunch        9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch      11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   noon to 1:30 p.m.                                                          Supper        3:30 to 6 p.m.
Dinner     5 to 6:30 p.m.         4 to 5:30 p.m.

                                  Family members are cordially invited to dine
                                        at Fort Carson dining facilities.
22   June 22, 2001
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                                  Sports & Leisure
Youth players make coaching fun
                     by Walt Johnson
                    Mountaineer staff
     It’s baseball like you want it to be when you go to
the youth baseball games at the post youth center on
Saturday mornings.
     You see children playing the game for the fun of
it and you walk away not caring if someone struck
out, lined a base hit, stole some bases, made an error
or made a great leaping catch. You walk away from it
because you know the kids are there for one reason
— to have fun — and that is exactly what they do.
     Saturday, the Diamondbacks met the Rockies in
the youth center’s 7-to-9 year old category for a
friendly game of baseball that Rockies coach Traci
Supan said shows the type of spirit this league has.
     “The best thing about coming out to coach the
teams is watching the enthusiasm the kids show. They
are simply out here to have fun and it shows. That
enthusiasm and spirit also makes it enjoyable for the
coaches who come out and work with the youth,”
Supan said.
     Supan is an example of the type of coach the
youth center program attracts. Supan has coached
soccer and baseball here for the past four years. She
has already coached a soccer team, is now coaching a
baseball team and intends to coach a football team in                                                                                                Photos by Walt Johnson
the fall.                                                  Diamondbacks coach Tim Hendricks looks over the field and decides his next move during the
     “I am a sports fanatic. I don’t think you can be a    team’s game Saturday against the Rockies.
coach and not like sports. I played softball so I know
the mechanics of the game but I never played soccer.           Supan said the joy of working with the children    concentrated. The good thing is most of these kids
I was on the track and gymnastics teams in high            can be the same type of joy a parent gets when they    have played baseball in their yards and they have the
school but I wasn’t really into sports as a coach. Then    raise their children.                                  basic skills down. Our job then becomes coaching
I heard the youth center needed coaches so I took the          “The one thing you know about dealing with the     them so they can improve their skills and have fun by
certification classes.”                                    children at this age is keeping the kids focused and   the end of the season,” Supan said.

Traci Supan, back, helps her son Matt put on the catching gear after                   Diamondbacks coach Pete Marshall, left, shows Michael Schramm the
the team’s starting catcher was injured early in the game.                             proper batting techniques.
24       June 22, 2001                                           Sports & Leisure
On the Bench

   Teenpower classes begin tonight at youth center
            by Walt Johnson                   noon. The teams are practicing every
           Mountaineer staff                  Tuesday at: 6:30 a.m. and Thursdays at
     Gang, due to preparation for Kit         1 p.m. at Mount Lincoln field.
Carson Community Festival activities               Also, the Better Opportunities for
                     the sports scene is a    Single Soldiers softball tourney is
                     little slow. I do have   scheduled to be held July 7-8. More
                     a couple of local        information on this in upcoming issues
                     nuggets to throw         of the Mountaineer.
                     your way in                   The post running team coach
                     addition to some         continues workouts preparing for the
                     views on the play-       upcoming Army ten-miler meet in
                     for-pay gang.            October.
                           Kathy Rawson,           Workouts for the tryouts will be
                     youth center fitness     July 13 and Aug. 15. Anyone interested
                     coordinator said         in training to earn a spot on this year’s
                     the upcoming             team should be at the Post Physical
                     TEENPOWER                Fitness Center at 6:30 a.m. Monday,
    Johnson          program for young
                                              Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.
                    women 13-to-18
                                                   Thoughts, myths and ideas to
                    should be one of the
best programs at the youth center this        ponder.
year.                                              So let’s see now, New York
     The program is designed to help          Yankees manager Joe Torre is being
women understand how to deal with             accused of hiding Roger Clemens
physical and emotional self defense.          because he wouldn’t let him pitch
     The class will deal with issues like     against the New York Mets Sunday.
date rape, on the job harassment, being            Now the way I see it is Torre made
in high school and college situations.        the correct call. Let me put this into a
The cost for the class is $20 per family.     military comparison. Would any self
For more information on the program           respecting commander send troops
contact Rawson at 526-2680.                   under his care directly into enemy fire
                                                                                                                                          Photo by Walt Johnson
     One of the highlights of Kit             knowing the chances of his or her
Carson Community Festival week                troops being killed is close to 95          Filming young stars ...
activities is the annual commanders           percent?
vs. sergeant majors softball game.                 Obviously I think the answer is        Devan Sides, left, Fort Carson youth center Reds player was one
     This year’s game is scheduled to be      “no” and that is exactly what Torre felt    of many players who were filmed during the youth center’s
held Monday at Mount Lincoln field at                                                     “photo day” Saturday for its youth baseball teams.
the Mountain Post Sports Complex at                           See Bench, Page 25
                                                              Sports & Leisure                                                        June 22, 2001        25
Bench                                      win. I would respectfully point out
                                           that the Bulls didn’t exactly set the
From Page 24
                                           world on fire in Jordan’s first six
                                           years, without Jackson being the
when he held Clemens out. First, why       coach. Once Jackson took over as
would you send one of your best            head coach the team won six titles in
pitchers out to face a team with           eight years. And, if one call in New
vengeance on its mind in a meaningless     York City had gone the Bulls’ way the
regular season game? If the Mets did       first year after Jordan “retired,” they
something to physically injure             could have made it seven of eight.
Clemens, some Yankee fans and                   The Lakers flat out stunk with
ownership would never forgive Torre        O’Neal and Bryant before Jackson
for making the move. Second, isn’t it      showed up and made them the two-
time we stop with the macho stuff of       time champions they are. Having
Clemens being afraid to face Piazza at     talented players is one thing, getting
home plate? If Piazza wanted a piece       them to be a champion is another.
of Clemens I bet he could find some             Will someone please tell me how
time before or after the game.             the Boston Red Sox are winning
     The Los Angeles Lakers sure did       with two of their top players, Pedro
look impressive during each phase of       Martinez and Nomar Garciappara,
the NBA playoffs this year.                injured?
     I didn’t see a Philadelphia 76ers          After you explain that one, please
team that was beaten up being defeated     tell me how the Minnesota Twins,
by the Lakers. I saw an absolutely         Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago
dominant performance from Shaquille        Cubs are winning this late in the
O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and the rest of        season? Trust me Cub, Twins and
the Lakers that would have beaten any      Phillies fans know exactly what I
                                           mean about it being this late in the
team this year.
                                           season. By now these franchises were
     Once again, I say I don’t know and
                                           getting ready for the amateur draft at
don’t care if the Lakers are the best      this stage of the season in the past
team of all time. The only definitive      five years.
statement is they are the best team this        And, before anyone annoints the
year, and that is impressive enough.       Seattle Mariners as the next
     While I am on the subject of the      champions of baseball because of                                                                Photo by Walt Johnson
Lakers, when is its coach, Phil Jackson,   their hot start, I give you the NBA’s
going to get credit for being a darn
good coach?
                                           San Antonio Spurs as exhibit A of         Run to daylight ...
                                           why we should wait until the end of
     The argument being laid out is                                                  Members of the Rockies youth baseball team run through a “parents
                                           the season. Wasn’t the conventional
Jackson inherited a team with Michael      wisdom saying the Spurs couldn’t be       tunnel” after their game Saturday at the youth baseball field on post.
Jordan in Chicago and O’Neal and
Bryant in Los Angeles so he should                        See Bench Page 26
26      June 22, 2001                                   Sports & Leisure
From Page 25

    I plan on having a lot of fun covering the
sporting events during KCCF week based on the
many players who claim their unit is tops.
    If I had a dollar for every player that has told me
their unit will be the kings of KCCF week, I could
take at least a week off. Seriously, I haven’t seen the
type of spirit I have seen from people who are just
chomping at the bit to get out on the athletic venues
and prove their worthiness. Well, of course I will be
there at most of the sites to bring you the real story
about who did what to whom.
    Have you had a chance to catch the youth
center’s summer basketball program for 13-to-15
and 16-to-18 year olds?
    The program is turning into an unqualified success
according to Mark Swaim, youth center athletic
    “We started the program in June and we wanted to
see what the participation from the kids would be. We
have been pleasantly surprised by the strong reaction
we got from the community and now we are going to
expand the program into July,” Swaim said.
    Atiba McKell is the program coordinator and he
said the purpose of the program has been
accomplished even though it’s in the early stages.
    “I wanted to get a program like this started
because I thought it would be a good way to give the
post youth a chance to do something positive over the
summer. I knew there were summer camps at the local
schools but this program gives us a chance to get the
younger people experience at playing on a team. I have
been very pleased by the reaction to the program from
the people involved,” McKell said.
    The program, designed to help young men and
women improve their skills, runs Monday, Wednesday,
                                                                                                                                   Photos by Walt Johnson
Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Any young
person interested in playing for a team in the July     Members of the youth center’s 13-to-15 year old summer basketball program teams square off
session should contact the youth center at 526-1233.    Monday at the post youth center.
        Sports & Leisure                                            June 22, 2001    27

Mountaineer Sports Spotlight

                                            Fans of the week ...
                                            Family and friends came out June 14 to
                                            root for the Dental Activity team during its
                                            intramural softball game at the Mountain
                                            Post Complex. Softball action is now sus-
                                            pended while the post prepares for
                                            Monday’s beginning of Kit Carson
                                            Community Festival activities.
                    Photo by Walt Johnson
28            MOUNTAINEER
              June 22, 2001                                                                        CLASSIFIED
                                                                                             UTOMOBILES                                AUTOMOBILES
                                                                                                                                        UTOMOBILES                                AUTO F INANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                   UTO                                        H ELP WANTED
                                                                                       ‘98 Ford Explorer Sport, 37,000K           ‘98 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L, AT,PS, tilt                   AUTO LOANS FOR                        NOW HIRING: COMPANIES
                                                                                       miles, AT, V6, new tires Keyless entry,    wheel, cruise, AM/FM/CD. 150K miles.        Bankdruptcy, divorce, repos & bad cred-     desperately need employees to assemble
                                                                                       $15,700 call 282-0559.                     Looks and runs great asking $4250 OBO       it. Call Dr. Finance, 447-9060              products at home. No selling, any hours.
                                                                                                                                  call524-2634.                                                                           $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-
                                                                                       ‘73 Stingray Corvette, red, 114K miles,
                                                                                       excellent shape, lots of reconditioned     AUTO ACCESSORIES                             BUS OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                                                                    PPORTUNITY                            1700 DEPT. CO-2555
                                                                                       original equipment. Moving - $17,500
                                                                                                                                   UTO                                                                                     PHYSICIAN RECRUITING SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                                  1,000 ENVELOPES = $4,000
      UTOMOBILES                                AUTOMOBILES
                                                 UTOMOBILES                            OBO. Call 472-5210.                        Diamond plate running boards and
                                                                                                                                  Kayline rear spare tire/gas can, mounting
                                                                                                                                                                              Receive $4 for every envelope stuffed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Needs General Surgeon, Urologist,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Internist & Female OB/GYN. Call: 618-
                                                                                             1990 CHEVY SILVERADO                                                             with our sales material. GUARAN-            242-6273
           1967 VW BAJA                    ‘00 Honda Accord EX, green, fully           Red & white, 350 HP, 150k miles, runs      bracket, fits Jeep Wagoneer/GW,             TEED! Free info - 24 hr. recording. 1-
$1600. 471-1977                            loaded, leather interior, $20,000, phone    great, extra clean, new tires. 472-1012.   $75/OBO, phone 226-9831.                    800-840-2875.                                THE DELI AT AFA COMMISSARY
                                           392-2508.                                                                                                                                                                      IS NOW HIRING FOR PT & FT POSI-
power everything, AC, exc. cond., $4500    ‘88 Jeep Cherokee Chief, 4.OL, AT, PS,
                                                                                       ‘95 Chev. Beretta Z26, new brakes-68K
                                                                                       miles one owner sharp call 687-2710.
                                                                                                                                  Truck topper for late model long bed
                                                                                                                                  full size truck, dark blue, $250/OBO,             C HILD C ARE                          TIONS. No experience required. Call
                                                                                                                                  phone 579-0641.                                                                         Anna @ 333-2536. Great benefits.
OBO. 499-1802 or 719-485-3773              tilt wheel. Cruise, AM/FM/CD, 105k,
                                                                                       ‘93 Mercury Vollager rear seat, excel-                                                        CHILD CARE/ LIVE IN
                                           looks and runs great. Meticulous mainte-
                                           nance with records available. KBB           lent condition $100. Call 488-0811.               A PPLIANCES                          Exciting opportunities for qualified host
                                                                                                                                                                              families. Culturally enriching, flexible,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M ISCELLANEOUS
V-6 ac, power stearing & brakes.           $6,745, asking $4,250/OBO, phone 524-
$2000.00 390-9701                                                                      ‘90 Pontiac Bonneville, new brakes,                                                    affordable in-home child care program.              PING PONG TABLE
                                           2634 leave message.                                                                          WASHERS & DRYERS
                                                                                       140K miles, clean, one owner call 687-                                                 US Govt designated English speaking au      and accessories, NEW - never used,
    LAND ROVER Discovery 1997              ‘74 Chevy Nova II, 250CI, 6 cyl., daily     2710.                                      $85 and up, matched sets, $200;             pairs from Sweden, France, Germany,
                                                                                                                                  Guaranteed. Delivery available. 635-                                                    $175. Phone 472-6771.
Willow Green/ w/Tan interior, 6-CD         driver, Hurst 3 spd. on floor, CD player,                                                                                          South Africa, Japan, Thailand, Canada.
player, hands free phone cradle, extras,   sub-woofer/Amp, $2,200/OBO, phone           ‘96 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo, luxury            2084                                        Broaden your child’s world today. For               SELL YOUR STUFF AT
63K miles, Very Nice $18000. 338-0269      226-9831.                                   sedan, super clean, loaded, leather sun-   Kenmore dryer, good condition, will         more info call Euraupair at 1-800-713-      CONSIGN ONLINE! Beat garage sale
or 266-4968                                                                            roof, climate control, memory seats,       guarantee, $85, phone 392-5953.             2002 or 719-282-1533 visit us on the        prices. Auctions on eBay. 719-265-8595
                                           ‘86 Toyota Corolla, light blue, 5 spd, 4    superior sound system and much more.                                                   web at
‘48 Dodge Deluxe with suicide doors,       door, asking $1,500, phone 226-8010.        Only 63,000K miles, Asking $13,800 or      Maytag washer and dryer, refurbished,                                                          THE SEARCH IS ON!
no rust, all original parts in tact. New                                                                                          gold, $100 for both, phone: 527-6505.       Eleven years experience, first aide and        Looking for commercial & film
                                           ‘94 Hond Accord EX, Red, 96K miles,         assume loan call 719-380-0332.                                                         CPR certified. Available weekdays after
rebuilt engine, orig. low miles, new                                                                                                                                                                                           actors, actress’s, extras, also
whitewall tires. Make offer, phone         AT, Leather. Keyless entry, $8700, excel-   ‘85 Mercury Marquis, 4-door, cruise        Air conditioner, must sell, PCSing,         6 p.m. and weekends anytime, call Heidi       models for high fashion & print ads
evenings 392-6484.                         lent condition call 282-0559.               control, power windows, locks and front    $225/OBO, cell phone $25, phone: 634-       at 538-9189.                                    5-50. Call VIA Entertainment
                                                                                       seats, new AM/FM cassette stereo           7875.                                                                                                  597-3883
                                                                                       w/front and rear speakers, low mileage                                                        C OMPUTERS
                                                                                       88,000K asking $1,500. Call 594-9427.       AUTO I NSURANCE
                                                                                                                                    UTO                                                                                       VIDEO GAME EXCHANGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Buy, sell, trade. All games, Playstation,
                                                                                                                                                                                  GET A COMPUTER TODAY!
                                                                                       ‘89 Ford Taurus SHO all options, runs          STATE FARM INSURANCE                    All credit approved! compaq & Hewlett       N-64 Dreamcast, etc. New Store: 1516
                                                                                       great, books $3,800 sell for $2,200 call          North Academy at I-25                Packard Pentium III 800’s complete with     S. Nevada Ave., south of Wendy’s. 575-
                                                                                       472-0457.                                         Near USAFA 594-4501                  DVD & CD rewritable drive. Call             0600.
                                                                                       ‘69 VW Bug lots of updates, body in                                                    Freedom Direct Credit Approval Hotline          VIDEO GAME EXCHANGE
                                                                                                                                           AUTO INSURANCE                     at 888-480-4015 or visit us online at
                                                                                       good condition. $3,000 OBO call 472-                    Low rates             Code 11C            Buy, sell, trade. All games, Playstations,
                                                                                       5285.                                                 Call 538-0600                                                                N-64. Dreamcast, exc. New Store: 1516
                                                                                                                                                                              Hewlett Packard printer model 732C          S. Nevada Ave South of Wendy’s. 575-
                                                                                                                                                                              with ink cartridges in original box,        0600
                                                                                                                                                                              works great $125 call 472-0649.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20# propane bottle (full) old style fit-
                                                                                                                                                                                  H ELP WANTED                            ting, $10, phone 572-5877.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Utility trailer 6x8 pickup bed. Almost
                                                                                                                                                                               ACTIVE BUSINESS BROKERAGE                  new with spare. Safety chains and lights.
                                                                                                                                                                              seeking a hard working, enthusiastic per-   Overload shocks, asking $375/OBO,
                                                                                                                                                                              son. Some leads supplied. Complete          phone 524-2634, leave message.
                                                                                                                                                                              training. High Commission. REAL             Set of Lynx clone stiff steel shaft irons 3
                                                                                                                                                                              ESTATE LICENSE REQUIRED. Call
                                                                                                                                                                              Kaye @ 527-0858 x120.                       thru pitching wedge and sand wedge,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          excellent condition, $150, phone 579-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ATTENTION: WORK FROM                    5198.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GE Freezer 15 cu ft $150, table 50 inch
                                                                                                                                                                              up to $25.00-$75.00/hr PT/FT mail order
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          round with fice chairs, $55, dbl stroller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $25., crib mattress $15, charcoal grill
                                                                                                                                                                                CONCERT STAFF NEEDED.                     $15              call               472-
                                                                                                                                                                               DMB SCI in Fillmore. 303-916-2022.         1         0        6         1          .
                                                                                             CLASSIFIED   MOUNTAINEER
                                                                                                           June 22, 2001   29
  M ISCELLANEOUS                                     R EAL E STATE
Two Gortex BDU jackets, small short             For sale by owner, 3 bedrooms., 2 full
and large short. Ladies blue trench coat        baths, 2 car garage. Fireplace, 1,603 sq.
size 85, 3 short sleeve and two long            ft., 542 S. Race St., Fountain, open house
maternity, blue shirts size small; items        Saturday and Sunday, $136,000, phone
half price of new call 472-0649.                382-9804.
Firewood for sale 1.5 cord $100. Call           For sale by owner, 9127 Prairie Clover
472-8502.                                       Drive. Sagewood at Briargate, four bed-
                                                rooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,600 finished sq.
Berber carpet, crème color, like new            ft, two car garage. Open house Sunday 1
19ft x 14 ft $200 OBO, off white 8ft x 11       to 4 p.m., $199,900, phone 282-2772.
ft $50 OBO call 472-6773.
                                                July occupancy, 3 bedroom, 3 bath,
Playhut set four room including ball pit,       Fenced, landscaped yard. Minutes from
tunnel and basket ball set, $65. Lego           Carson, under $150,000, 9141 Granger
table and blocks $25 call 472-0649.             Lane, phone “Terry at 579-6430.

   M OBILE H OMES                               Four bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage bi-
                                                level. Basement has new bedrooms, car-
                                                peting. Close to Fort Carson, price
   1999 AMERICAN HOMESTAR                       $145,700, for sale by owner, no realtors,
Modular. 16x76, 3 bdr, 2 baths, asking          phone 392-1246.
price $25,000. Near Ellicott. Call 719-
478-2597 or 719-279-3093                        Briargate 4br, 2 bath, 2 car garage in D-
                                                20, Easy to bases, I-25. Nuetral colors
‘96 mobile home, 56’ x 16’, 2 bed-              available July 1 $, $1250 dep
rooms, all appliances. Air conditioner,         call 719-282-2334.
shed, taxes about $140, for sale by
owner, $35,000, phone: 393-1624.                          R ENTALS
              STA                                        VILLAGE SEVEN
                                                3 bd, 2 ba, $1100 mo. Land Resource
    $1,000 DN, $0 CLOSING COST                  Associates, 719-684-8414
New 3 bed, 6.5 ac, $119,900, appls,             For rent new 2 bedroom, 2 bath modu-
tape/texture, many upgrades. Peak view,         lar home. Fenced yard with shed. Access
horses ok, quiet area. $898/mo, 7 1/4%          to pool, 5 minutes from Fort Carson,
int, 30 yr. Jim 475-0517.                       $750 month, phone Kim at 322-0303.
MOUNTAIN GETAWAY 38+ ac. of                     R ENTALS WANTED
Mtn. living can be yours for just
$49,900. Located approx. 40 mi. SW of               COMPANY NEEDS 5 HOMES
Colo. Spgs. This property has yr rd             to lease long term or purchase. (Full
access, great bldg. sites, public lands         price, no fee). Guaranteed rents. No ten-
nearby for horseback riding, hunting,           ant problems. Call 578-0050
fishing or hiking. Wildlife, rock forma-
tions, tall Pinions & Junipers. Power &
phone avail. Call Bill @ 719-598-5761
                                                               RV S
Land Properties Inc.                                   ‘97 ElDorado Motorhome
     LOOKING FOR A HOME?                        Chevy chasis, 454cid, 25’ Class C in
Looking for a Realtor who looks after           like-new condition. Sleeps 4; 4,000 watt
“your needs”? Call Marie Williamson @           generator. Plenty of storage. Large
596-6128, C.S. Realty. Just leave me a          enough to live in, small enough to handle
message and I’ll call you back in minutes       easily. 573-7139.
to get you started in finding your “dream       1996 Starcraft Pop up camper 12 ft,
home”                                           sleeps eight loaded with AC $4500 call
       NW 5 BD, 4 BA, 2 CAR,
3000 sf, hot tub, new Rec. Center. 7060         Cabover camper, fits S-10 or full size
Native Circle. $226,900. 719-264-6514.          short bed $3500 call 495-1378.
First time buyers okay. Credit problems
                                                        F URNITURE
okay. Many nice homes available. Please         Bombay Trading Company cherry-
call 633-0260.                                  wood end table and curio shelf $100. For
      VERY WOODED 5 ACRES                       both call 472-1293.
S of C.S. in mtn’s. Mobile completly fur-       Bedroom set, Broyhill, solid oak to
nished, 2 bd, lg patio, water, elec, satelite   include nine drawer dresser, two drawer
dish, yd lite, rec dump, many extras, just      nightstand and headboard. Medium oak
reduced from $45,000 to $30,000 392-            finish with gold trim handles Nice con-
0540                                            dition $270. For set. Mattress not includ-
                                                ed call 380-0332.
30            MOUNTAINEER
              June 22, 2001                                                                           CLASSIFIED
       F URNITURE                         EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
                                                   EQUIPMENT                                M OTORCYCLES                                         WANTED
Southwestern dining room set. One         Like new Wyder bench press with               ‘97 Kawasaki KX 125, excellent condi-         Dog sitter needed 10 Aug. until secur-
year old, glass top table with engraved   incline, butterfly and leg extension work     tion, $2,900, phone 392-2508.                 ing quarters, will provide food and treats
SW design four matching chairs and        oout attachments, complete with                                                             and pay $40 per week, email at hont-
matching china cabinet, call 719-380-     weights,$125 OBO call 472-5210.               ‘98 Kawasaki KX 125, Slavens ported 
0332.                                                                                   head (10 hrs.), pro taper bars, fatty pipe,

Recliner, Stratolounger, $150; recliner          ROOMMATES
                                                                                        $3,000, phone 392-4302.
                                                                                        ‘91 Honda CBR 600 F2, body damaged
                                                                                                                                         G ARAGE S ALES
$75.; 32 inch GE TV, $300 call 495-
3115.                                     M/F roommate wanted. Brand new                in shipping, $2,000, phone 392-4302.          Items available at Post yard sale July 7
                                          home minutes from Carson. $400                                                              - overstuffed sofa and loveseat set, mint
Sofa and loveseat with formal floral
pattern of maroon, green and beige,
                                          includes wash/dryer, all utilities, private                  P ETS                          green, good condition, $300. Grow with
                                          bathroom and living room with fire-                                                         me crib, like new condition, with mat-
$550, phone 579-5198.                     place, garage, security system, call Kim      Lost. Parakeets: one white and one yel-       tress, $75. Graco play yard with
                                          at 322-0303.                                  low on June 19. 576-9888.                     bassinet, like new condition, $30. Items
                                                                                                                                      will be on display in the vicinity of 7280
                                                                                                                                      block on Iwo Jima Drive on July 7.
                                                                                                                                      Yardsale 8036 Candleflower Cir. in

                                                                                                                                                  T RUCKS
                                                                                                                                      ‘94 Chevy Silverado king cab, 4x4. Air
                                                                                                                                      conditioned, AM/FM cassette deck,
                                                                                                                                      power windows, power drivers seat.
                                                                                                                                      Tinted windows, 350 engine, 110,000
                                                                                                                                      miles, color: silver. $11,866.09, phone
                                                                                                                                      Billy at 579-8280.
                                                                                                                                      ‘99 Dodge Dakota SLT XCAB, V8,
                                                                                                                                      4WD, loaded, 21k miles, reduced
                                                                                                                                      $18,985/OBO, no reasonable offer
                                                                                                                                      refused, call Deb at 338-2539.
                                                                                                                                      ‘90 Chevy Silverado, red and white,
                                                                                                                                      runs great, 40K miles on engine,
                                                                                                                                      150,000K miles, new tires EX condi-
                                                                                                                                      tion.$5,500 call 472-1012.

                                                                                                                                      SERVICES AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                               SIAM ORIETAL
                                                                                                                                              GRAND OPENING
                                                                                                                                      Massage-Deep Tissue Table Shower-
                                                                                                                                      Body Shampoo 10am-10pm, 7 days,
                                                                                                                                      VI/MC 1783 B Street, 576-9809

                                                                                                                                                 D IVORCE
                                                                                                                                                Divorce $50-$175
                                                                                                                                                Bankruptcy $250
                                                                                                                                          Custody, support, adoption, etc
                                                                                                                                          Attorney Advice only $18/mo
                                                                                                                                               Park Paralegal, Inc.
              June 22, 2001   31
     June 22, 2001
Two-mile high city: Leadville
                                                                                                     Story and photos
                                                                                                      by Nel Lampe
                                                                                                     Mountaineer staff

The small mountain town of Leadville has a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains’ two highest peaks. The church
steeple is the highest in North America.

                                           Colorado during the 1859 “Pikes Peak
              ome of Colorado’s            or Bust” gold rush, which was actually
              Victorian-era towns bear a   a bust. Stories about the nonexistent
              resemblance to an old        gold included the false story that Pikes
              western movie set and        Peak was made of gold and all a
              Leadville is typical: the    prospector had to do was scrape it off.
Silver Dollar Saloon, the restored             Although thousands headed west
Delaware Hotel, the Tabor Opera            toward Pikes Peak, most of them didn’t
House, cafes and a bakery established      make it, turning back or settling along
in historic buildings. Museums and         the way. Others kept looking for gold
churches are scattered along a main        elsewhere.
street. Side streets are lined with his-       Some prospectors found gold in the
toric houses, old schools, antique         Leadville area by goldpanning. These
stores, banks, motels and modern           prospectors noticed these “black
amenities necessary to support a town      beads” that kept gumming up the
of a few thousand.                         sluice boxes used for panning gold.
    Nestled in the mountain valley at          A prospector decided to find out
10,100 feet, Leadville is sometimes        what the black beads were, and discov-
referred to as the two-mile high city.     ered, to his amazement, the beads were
Majestic mountains set the backdrop        silver-bearing lead carbonate. Silver!
for this small town. The two highest           The whole mountainside seemed
mountains in Colorado are visible from     to be made of ore. First there was the A picturesque 1902 schoolhouse is at
anywhere in Leadville: Mount Elbert,       discovery of gold, then silver and lead, Leadville.
elevation 14,433 feet and Mount            followed by zinc and molybdenum.          to discuss a name — perhaps some-
Massive, elevation 24,421 feet.                Silver brought a rush of people to    thing with gold or silver in it, but
    Before there was a town, this part     the new town, not yet named. The town decided not to forget the humble lead
of Colorado was the destination of         had 5,000 people in 1879, and 40,000      ore which made the town prosperous,
some would-be miners who arrived in        people a year later. Town leaders met       choosing the name of Leadville.
                                                                                           One of the people Leadville silver
                                                                                       made famous was Horace A.W. Tabor.
                                                                                       Tabor and his wife Augusta, arrived
                                                                                       in Colorado by covered wagon in
                                                                                       1859, having come from New
                                                                                       England by way of homesteading in
                                                                                       Kansas. Tabor started a general store
                                                                                       in Buckskin Joe, near Fairplay, then
                                                                                       started a store closer to the silver
                                                                                       strike, at Oro City, then later had a
                                                                                       store at Leadville.
                                                                                           In 1878, Tabor grubstaked a cou-
                                                                                       ple of prospectors in return for one-
                                                                                       third interest in their mine. When the
                                                                                       prospectors found silver, Tabor sold        A pull-out section for
                                                                                                                                the Fort Carson community
The Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad makes a rest stop at a water-
tower during its two-and-a-half hour trip.                                                         See Leadville, Page B-2         June 22, 2001
B2      June 22, 2001

                                                         The bottom fell out of the
Leadville                                           silver market in 1893 with
From Page B-1
                                                    devastating results for
his interest in the mine for $1 million.            Leadville, and Tabor in partic-
    Tabor’s became the town’s first mayor. His      ular. He died in poverty in
newfound wealth allowed him to buy fire fight-      Denver in 1899, telling his
ing equipment for the town. When the telephone wife Baby Doe to “hang on to
came to Leadville, just a year after its invention, the Matchless.” She did, for
Tabor bought the Telegraph and Telephone com-       more than 35 years, freezing
pany. He built the Grand Hotel and the Tabor        to death in the cabin next to
Opera House. Tabor invested in another mine,        the shaft.
the Matchless, which helped him acquire his $12          An opera, “Baby Doe,”
million fortune.                                    tells the Tabor story.
    Tabor became the lieutenant governor of              Other famous residents in
Colorado and later was a Colorado senator.          Leadville were J.J. and Molly
    Tabor learned to like a lavish lifestyle, and   Brown, who became rich in
grew apart from his conservative wife, Augusta.     Leadville before moving to
About that time, Tabor met a newcomer to            Denver. Molly became known The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is housed in
Leadville, Elizabeth Doe, known as “Baby Doe.” as the “Unsinkable Molly                a Victorian-era high school.
In order to marry Baby Doe, Tabor divorced his      Brown,” when she survived
wife of many years, causing a huge scandal.         the sinking of the Titanic.                          nished his simple cabin in elegant style. With
    Tabor and Baby Doe were married in                   The Guggenheim fortune was earned in            built-ins and a bathroom — unusual for its time
Washington D.C. while Tabor was a senator.          Leadville and the May Department Stores start- — the cabin also had a gold framed mirror,
Wedding invitations were made of silver, and        ed in Leadville.                                     piano and mahogany and mother of pearl rocking
wedding guests included President Chester A.             Unless you want to ski at Ski Cooper, which     chair. Admission to the Healy House and the
Arthur.                                             once was Camp Hale and the training site for the Dexter Cabin at 912 Harrison, is open from 10
                                                         10th Mountain Division, a good time to visit a.m. until 4:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to
                                                         Leadville is during its short summer.           Labor Day, an adult admission is $3.50; children
                                                              At the two-mile high altitude, evenings    6 to 16 are admitted for $2. Children under age 6
                                                         and early morning can be brisk, and remem- are admitted free.
                                                         ber the sunscreen as Leadville is much clos-        The 1879 Tabor Opera House, at 308
                                                         er to the sun.                                  Harrison, is open every day except Saturday dur-
                                                              Summer outdoor recreation is popular in ing summer from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Adult
                                                         Leadville, such as hiking, biking, golfing      admission is $4; children 12 and under are
                                                         and whitewater rafing on the Arkansas or        admitted for $2.
                                                         Colorado Rivers.                                    One of Leadville’s treasures is the National
                                                              Special events include a Fourth of July    Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, at 120 W.
                                                         celebration, Boom Days Aug. 3 to 5, includ- 9th. The national museum, with exhibits of
                                                         ing an International Pack Burro Race Aug.       Smithsonian quality, is housed in a 70,000
                                                         4, and several bike races.                      square foot Victoria red brick former school
                                                              Leadville remembers its past, and there    building. The museum has 12 rooms filled with
                                                         are many historic sites and museums to visit. mining treasures, including an underground mine
                                                              You may want to stay overnight in          replica, specimens of Colorado gold, hand-
Visitors to the historic Tabor Opera House look at Leadville in order to take time to see the            carved dioramas and other exhibits depicting the
the extravagant furnishings of the Victorian period. sights and perhaps take a train ride. For           $5 billion history of mining in Leadville.
                                                                           accomodations in Leadville, Admission is $3.50 for adults and $2 for chil-
                                                                           call the Chamber of           dren, ages 6 to 12.
                                                                           Commerce at (800) 748-            One of Colorado’s more scenic railroads, the
                                                                           2004 for assistance.          Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
                                                                               The Heritage Museum       Company, leaves from the century-old depot at
                                                                           includes historic dioramas,   326 E. 7th St. The two-and-a-half hour round trip
                                                                           a replica of the famous       runs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 12 through
                                                                           Leadville Ice Palace and      Labor Day. The fare is $24 for adults, children 4
                                                                           10th Mountain Division        to 12 are charged $12.50 and children under 3
                                                                           displays. The museum is at    may ride free. Call (719) 486-3936 for informa-
                                                                           9th and Harrison, and is      tion or go online at .
                                                                           open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.         Leadville is about two-and-a-half hours from
                                                                           daily throughout the sum-     Fort Carson. Take Cimmaron Street, Highway 24
                                                                           mer. The phone number is      west, through Buena Vista to Leadville, about
                                                                           (719) 486-1878. Admission 100 miles.
                                                                           is $2.50 for adults, children
ABOVE: The Dexter cabin’s rustic look doesn’t prepare visitors for ages 6 to 16 are admitted                               Just the Facts
its opulent decor and furnishings, such as the piano, wall cover- for $1.50. Children under 6
ings and lamps, BELOW.                                                     are free.                           • Travel time    2 1/2 hours
                                                                                The Healy House is an
                                                                                                               • For ages            all
                                                                           original home from the
                                                                           1880s, which served as a            • Type       Historic mining town
                                                                           boarding house in
                                                                           Leadville’s early days. Next        • Fun factor ★★★★★ (Out of 5 stars)
                                                                           to the Healy House is the
                                                                           Dexter Cabin, an original           • Wallet damage your choice
                                                                           log cabin from the 1880s
                                                                                                                             $ = Less than $20
                                                                           which was furnished and
                                                                           decorated in luxurious                         $$ = $21 to $40
                                                                           style. Wealthy James V.
                                                                           Dexter arrived in Leadville                     $$$ = $41 to $80
                                                                           to invest in mines and fur-
                                                                                                                   (Based on a family of four)
                                                                                                                                                       June 22, 2001        B3
                                                            a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for open swim, including weekends           you would like to attend, forms are available at the
                                                            and holidays.                                                 EEO Office, building 1659, 1675 Barkeley Ave. or
                                                                 Preschool swim classes in the indoor pool are            fax: 526-2567. Seating is limited, priority will go to
                                                            Saturdays 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. There are five classes          Fort Carson civilian AF/NAF empolyees. You will be
                                                            per session at $10 per month.                                 notified prior to the class if registration is approved.
                                                                 Water aerobics are offered on Tuesdays and               For information, contact your training coordinator.
                                                            Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for low impact and 5 to            Annual leave donors are needed for Dawn
                                                            6 p.m. for high impact. Call 526-3122 or 526-3107 for
    Family Readiness                                        program information.
                                                                                                                          Marcella Ann Orr, an employee of Medical
                                                                                                                          Department Activity. The leave is needed to cover her
                                                                 The Armed Services YMCA connects military                absence due to the exhaustion of her available paid
         Center                                             personnel and their families to the community
                                                            through YMCA programs. The YMCA of the Pikes
                                                                                                                          leave. For more information, call Ruben Espinoza at
     The Financial Readiness Debt Management                Peak region provides reduced membership for military              Annual leave donors are needed for Judith L.
Program is available to help active duty, family            personnel grades E-5 and below as well as financial           Dutt, an employee of the Fort Carson Public Affairs
members, retirees and Department of Defense civil-          assistance for low income participants. The YMCA              Office. The leave is needed to cover her absence due to
ians with debt problems. For information, call 526-         also maintains an Airport Information Center at the           the exhaustion of her available paid leave following
0449.                                                       Colorado Springs Airport to help incoming personnel           surgery. For more information, call 526-8399.
                                                            orient themselves to the community. For more infor-
     Army Family Team Building is a readiness pro-                                                                            Annual leave donors are needed for Linda S.
                                                            mation, call 393-9620, or click on the Web site
gram that provides family members and soldiers with                                                                       Cellars, an employee of Medical Department Activity.
an understanding of the Army. It combines the skills .
                                                                                                                          The leave is needed to cover her absence due to the
and resources needed to become more self-reliant and             Fort Carson’s Retiree Appreciation Days. The
                                                                                                                          exhaustion of her available paid leave. For more infor-
have a better sense of belonging to the Army family.        golf tournament is today at the golf course, beginning
                                                                                                                          mation, call Ruben Espinoza at 526-7246.
Some of the topics covered are benefits, entitlements,      at 7 a.m., followed by lunch and awards at noon. The
                                                            “Future Shock” pre-retirement seminar begins at 12:30             Annual leave donors are needed for Stacey L.
military terms, customs and courtesies, child care and                                                                    Pipken, an employee of Medical Department Activity.
education. For questions regarding the AFTB classes         p.m. at Elkhorn Conference Center. tomorrow events
                                                            begin with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast, at Elkhorn, followed        The leave is needed to cover her absence due to the
taught in Spanish or English, call 526-0461.                                                                              exhaustion of her available paid leave. For more infor-
     The Financial Readiness Program, with                  by a 9 a.m. theater program. Static displays may be
                                                            visited near the Mini Mall beginning at 10 a.m., fol-         mation, call Ruben Espinoza at 526-7246.
Security Federal Credit Union, presents a class on
                                                            lowed by a “Country Fair” session at the Mini Mall,               Annual leave donors are needed for George
Credit Builder Plus Seminar, Thursday from 4 to
                                                            from noon to 3 p.m. The Army Ball begins at 6 p.m. at         Bobo, an employee of Department of Environmental
5:30 p.m. The class provides information on estab-
                                                            the Sheraton Hotel.                                           Compliance and Management. The leave is needed to
lishing and re-establishing credit. Contact Patricia
                                                                 The final day of RAD is Sunday, and includes a           cover his absence due to the exhaustion of his available
Randle at 526-4590.
                                                            memorial church service at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel          paid leave. For more information, call 526-1684.
     The Financial Readiness Program presents a             at 11 a.m. and refreshments at noon.
class on Check Book Management, July 3, 9 to
11:30 a.m. This class teaches check writing and
                                                                 For more information, please call 392-0595 or
checkbook balancing skills. Contact Patricia Randle
at 526-4590.                                                     The Family Member Employment Assistance                       Child and Youth Services is offering track and
                                                            program will present a Resumix Workshop from 1                field activities. The season ends Aug. 2. This is an
     The Financial Readiness Program presents a             to 2 p.m. Thursday. The workshop will teach you how
class, Brown Bag for Financial Planning, July 20,                                                                         individual sport and will be coached by Joseph
                                                            to apply for federal positions via the internet. For reg-     Gentry (retired Army Olympic coach) and his staff.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This class provides education          istration and information call Mercedes Jamieson at
and discussion on financial planning, budget counsel-                                                                     Open to youths ages 8 to 14. Contact Darrilyn M.
ing and consumer issues. Contact Patricia Randle at                                                                       Young at 526-1100 or 526-1101.
526-4590.                                                        Stress-Less Classes, July 11, 18 and 25 from 9 to
                                                                                                                               Child and Youth Services is offering summer
                                                            11 a.m. Military and adult beneficiaries can attend a
     The Financial Readiness Program, with                                                                                camp for grades (going to) first through (going to)
                                                            three part series at the Mountain Post Wellness Center,
Security Federal Credit Union, presents a class on                                                                        eighth. Camp hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. We
                                                            building 1526. For information, contact Maxine
Credit Builder Plus Seminar, July 26 from 4 to 5:30                                                                       will offer transportation to District 8 on-post summer
                                                            Featherston at 526-4261.
p.m. The class provides information on establishing                                                                       school. Registration is ongoing. Register for a week,
and re-establishing credit. Contact Patricia Randle at           Sponsor families are needed for students                 month or the entire summer. Contact Darrilyn M.
526-4590.                                                   attending the Preparatory School at the Air Force             Young at 526-1100 or 526-1101.
                                                            Academy for the class of 2001-2002. If you are an E-
     The Financial Readiness Program presents a             7 and above, 0-3 and above or GS-07 and above and                  Opportunities for youths in 5th grade will be
class on Financial Planning for the First Term              would like to apply to sponsor one or more of these           available only in our Summer Camp and Before
Soldiers, McMahon Theater, July 27, 9 a.m. to 5             students contact Capt. Roxanne Skinner at 333-9345 or         and After School program, Monday through
p.m.This class provides financial readiness education.      e-mail or Alice Franey           Friday. This age group will no longer be allowed to
Contact Patricia Randle at 526-4590.                        at 333-9346 or e-mail .             participate in open recreation programs offered in the
                                                                                                                          Youth Center, building 5950. Every month Child and
         Miscellaneous                                           Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum Open
                                                            Cockpit Day June 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pueblo
                                                                                                                          Youth Services will offer two weekend activities for
                                                                                                                          youths going to 5th grade or in 5th grade. Activities
                                                            Memorial Airport. To allow all ages the opportunity to
     Fort Carson invites the public to learn about          sit in the cockpit of a historic vintage military airplane.   for June will be JoyRides tomorrow. Participation in
environmental restoration projects on post at quarterly     The plane in use will be the Lockheed P-80 ‘Shooting          the Youth Center activities will be limited to Middle
Restoration Advisory Board meetings. RAB meetings           Star’ Air Force jet fighter. This aircraft was used in the    School and High School students. For information
offer informative presentations on a variety of ongoing     first part of the Korean War. For information contact         contact 526-3368.
cleanup projects. For information or to join, contact       the Aircraft Museum at (719) 948-9219.                             Fort Carson Child and Youth Services Open
Jim Henderson at 526-8001.                                       Rape Defense Classes offered at University of            Recreation for 1st to 5th graders. Any family with
     Directorate of Public Works announces that a           Colorado by the Department of Public Safety. July             a 1st to 5th grade child registered in Child and Youth
water tank is being erected on the hill northwest of        12 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. and July 14 from 1 to 5            Services, for sports, instructional classes etc., is enti-
Titus and Harr. Construction will be continuing             p.m. in University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin               tled to five hours of care, Monday through Friday in
through August. Due to this area being a construction       Bluffs Parkway. The 12-hour program is a women’s              our School-age program. Call 526-2680 to make a
site, please do not enter on foot or vehicle unless offi-   only self-defense and risk reduction education pro-           reservation for child care at no charge.
cial government business is being conducted. For            gram. Cost is $25, for information, contact the UCCS               Fort Carson Child and Youth Services part-
information contact Kandy McBrite at 526-9239.              Crime Prevention Office at 262-3444.                          nership with the Bowling Center and golf course.
     Fort Carson yard sales are held the first                   Call for entries for the 61st Annual “Pikes Peak         If your child only wants to bowl, make a reservation
Saturday of each month at the Beacon School park-           or Bust Rodeo Parade.” The parade needs marching              with CYS and on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. two
ing lot. If the weather is inclement, then the yard sale    bands and groups with a western flair for the parade to       staff members will supervise your school age child
falls to Sunday or the following Saturday. Yard sale        be held Aug. 8. Deadline for sign up is July 1. For           while you run errands. For youth 10 and up on
dates are: July 7, Aug. 5, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and      information call 635-8803.                                    Tuesdays we will have staff at the golf course to play
Dec. 1.                                                          Silver Key Summer Fair July 14, 8 a.m. to 2              8 holes with your child. Prior reservations are
     Pregnant Family Member Exercise Program —              p.m. Parking lot sale located at 2250 Bott Ave. Great         required, call 526-2680.
Moms in Motion exercise program for pregnant family         bargains, collectibles, food, silent auction and silver            In addition to our weekday open recreation
members of an active duty or retired Army soldier at        light specials. Proceeds will be used to support the          program, Child and Youth Services also has an
Evans Army Community Hospital. A required educa-            elderly through Silver Key programs, helping them             hourly rate of $2.50 if you require more than five
tional class prior to beginning the exercise portion will   remain independent and in their homes for as long as          hours of care for your 1st to 5th grader.
be taught monthly. To register, call TRICARE at 264-        possible.                                                          Fort Carson Child and Youth Services Youth
5000.                                                            Equal Employment Opportunity Training for                Center will be open from noon to 6 p.m. for youths
     Take Off Pounds Sensibly — TOPS — Club                 July. Classes will be conducted from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in       in 6th to 9th grades until Aug. 10, for District 8
meets each Thursday at the Grant Library in the con-        the Pine Room at the Family Readiness Center. The             summer vacation. Activities will be offered at no cost
ference room. Weigh-in time is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.       length of the video sessions will vary. Coping With           and field trips with varying minimal cost. The Youth
Meeting time is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Jane         Continuous Change: July 12, Counseling/Feedback               Center also offers a morning activity program from 6
Boozer at 526-2181.                                         Training: July 18, Conflict Resolution: July 27, Video        a.m. to noon. Call 526-1100 or 526-1101 for more
     Summer pool hours: Outdoor pool every day 10           session: “Beyond Hate”: July 30. Select the classes           information.
B4   June 22, 2001
                                                                                                                                                    June 22, 2001       B5
                                                                                                                       fields and recreational areas will be treated starting in
                                                                              Legal Notice                             early June, weather permitting and will continue
                                                                 With deepest regrets to the family of Pvt. 1st        throughout the growing season. Questions or com-
                                                             Class Jim Jarrel, Renegade Troop, 4th Squadron,           ments may be directed to Robert H. Stone, DECAM
                                                                                                                       Pest Management Coordinator at 526-5141
                                                             3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, deceased.                        The Army Learning Center, Testing Services
                                                             Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to           and FAST Classes will be closed June 25 through
                                                             the Jarrel estate should contact Capt. Jeff Sibley,       July 6. The Military Occupational Specialties Library
                                                             Summary Court Officer at 526-2564.                        will be open only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25
     CG’s Newcomers Briefing will be July 13, 1:30                                                                     through June 29. Testing services will be available
p.m. at McMahon Theater. It is mandatory for all                                                                       July 2, 3 and 5. Testing will be closed July 4 and 6.
newly assigned officers and soldiers to attend. Family                                                                 For information, contact Virginia Freazier at 526-
members are welcome. Free child care is available by                                                                   5544.
calling 524-0151.                                                                Memorial Service                           Attention retiring senior officers and NCOs —
     Green to Gold Briefing: Army ROTC conducts a                            The Elaine Cook-Price memorial
                                                                                                                       Meet and Greet Transition Seminar, today at the
Green to Gold briefing every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.                     service will be held Monday at                Elkhorn Conference Center, building 7300, 1:30 to
to 12:30 p.m. in room 124 of the Education Center. If                    Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m.           3:30 p.m. Contact Army Career Alumni Program at
eligible, you may get a bachelor’s degree and become a                   All members of the Fort Carson                526-1002 or 526-0640 to register and reserve your
second lieutenant. If you have any questions contact                     community are encourage to attend,            seat.
Capt. Cindi Basenspiler at 262-3236. No appointment                      as a demonstration of love and
is necessary to attend the briefings.                                                                                       Marketing Yourself for a Second Career, a free
                                                                         support for Lt. Col. Barrye Price.            two-hour professional lecture for officers and senior
     Special Forces briefings are held Wednesdays                                                                      NCOs who plan to leave the service in the next one
at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.                                                                       to five years. Tuesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at McMahon
at Grant Library. You can apply for SF training as a            Records Management will conduct the follow-            Theater. Contact Dr. Denis Leveille at 526-0410.
private first class, but cannot begin training until you   ing Modern Army Recordkeeping Systems classes:
are an E-4. For more information, call 524-1461 or                                                                          New Hours of operation for the Central Issue
                                                           July 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., building 1550, classroom A,      Facility, effective July 2. Regular business hours:
524-1462.                                                  supense date: July 12; Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., build-    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30 to 10:30
     The Army Career and Alumni Program                    ing 1550, classroom A, supense date: Aug. 10.               a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays 6:30 to 10:30
Center now has set times for clearing. Monday              Personnel wishing to attend must submit a memoran-          a.m. Initail Issue/Partial Issue/DX: Monday, Tuesday,
through Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30         dum with full name, rank, organization and point of         Wednesday, Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1
p.m., Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,         contact with telephone number to Management                 to 3 p.m. Fridays: 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Full/Partial
Friday 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. If you have       Services Branch, by the suspense dates above.               Turn-Ins: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
questions, call 526-1002 or 526-0640, or visit the         Attendees are requested to bring a copy of AR 25-400-       11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. C/C, SOC, ROS: Monday,
Web site               2 (MARKS) to class. Contact Duane Gregorich at 526-         Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club event calen-           2107, fax: 524-0682. or e-mail:                             Contact Charles Westmoreland at 526-6477.
dar is as follows:                               
     All meetings are held monthly on the third                 D-Day invasion veterans are eligible for a
Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the                medal. Rep. Joel Hefley, R-Colorado Springs, is                        General Services Administration
Mountain Post Wellness Center on the second floor          searching for veterans in the Fifth District who partici-                      Vehicle Reminders
conference room in the Family Readiness Center.            pated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Veterans                  GSA vehicle washes are limited to two per
     Induction ceremonies and rehearsals are held at       eligible to receive the Jubilee of Liberty medal are          month. Maximum cost is $10. 7th Wave Car
McMahon Theater. All other events are conducted in         those who participated in the invation from June 5,           Wash, 2510 E. Boulder, west of Platte Avenue and
the main conference room of building 1430. For more        1944, to Aug. 31, 1944. Presentation of the medals            Circle Drive provides GSA washes for $9.95. Ask
information, call 526-2409 or 526-3887.                    will be at the Peterson Air Force Base Officers’ Club         for the “Fort Carson GSA Special.” Drivers are
     Affirmative Procurement Training Class is             July 28 at 10 a.m. The deadline for applications is June
                                                           30. Applications will be available at The Retired             encouraged to take advantage of free or low-cost
July 18, 9 a.m. to noon at Elkhorn Conference                                                                            car washes with fuel fill-up where offered.
Center Columbine Room. The Directorate of                  Enlisted Association Office, 834 Emory Circle, from 8
Environmental Compliance and Management paid for           a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 596-0927. For information contact          Excessive car washes, or cost, will be billed back
the instructor; there will be no direct cost to partici-   Jim Way at 591-9622 or Bill Stokes at 599-8633.               to using activity.
pants. The class is on a first come, first served basis,        The Directorate of Environmental Compliance                   Fuel purchase problems continue. Drivers are
15 slots remain. The training will educate installa-       and Management will conduct post emergent her-               again reminded that only unleaded regular gas may
tion-level personnel on their responsibilities under       bicide applications to approximately 1,400 acres of          be purchased for GSA gasoline powered vehicles.
Executive Order 13101 (Greening the Government).           rock and turf throughout the installation from June          Premium and mid-grade fuels are not authorized.
The target audience is anyone in procurement, con-         until the end of September, weather, funding and             Always ask if the Voyager Card is accepted at the
tracting, environmental, logistics, credit card holders    material availability dependent. These applications          station before pumping fuel.
and product users. Contact Burla Martin at 526-0973        must be made when the temperature is between 50                    GSA Voyager credit cards are for use only with
or e-mail:                   and 85 degrees, wind velocity is less than 10 mph            the vehicle they are assigned to. They may not be
     Soldiers are reminded to come to the Housing          and rain is not forecast for at least two hours. Areas
                                                           treated with herbicides will be marked for 48 hours          used to purchase bulk fuel in cans or to refuel other
Community Housing Referral and Relocation                                                                               vehicles or equipment. Drivers should always check
Services office, building 7301, to update their wait-      after application with yellow flags, as required by
ing list information every six months. If you are on       state and federal regulations. The treated areas pose        charge slips for proper entries (type and quantity of
the waiting list and haven’t updated your information      no documented health risk but should be avoided              fuel, cost per gallon, other items listed, etc.) before
in the last 60 days, do so right away. It is important     until the application has completely dried. Personnel        signing the slip.
that housing has good contact information in order to      with acute sensitivities should exercise appropriate               Questions should be directed to the
offer you on-post housing. For further information         avoidance measures. It is not necessary to call              Transportation Motor Pool dispatch office at 526-
call 526-2322.                                             DECAM Pest Management Section to have your area              1651.
                                                           treated for weeds. We will attempt to treat all rock               Use of the Voyager credit card for other than
     Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers              and turf areas at least one time during the growing          it’s intended uses is credit card fraud and could
                                                           season. Herbicide applications will begin as weather         result in severe penalties for the person misusing
     BOSS Executive Council meets the first                permits based on the following intended schedule: a.
 Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the BOSS            Rock areas: June: 1400-2800 areas; July 2800-3200            the card.
 Office, building 1217, room 227. The Post BOSS            areas; August 3200-3700 and 8000-8700 areas;
 meeting, for BOSS Representatives, meets the              September: 8700-8900 areas. b. Turf areas: June:
 second Thursday of each month at Christopher’s                                                                            Editor’s note: The deadline for submitting
                                                           1400-2000 areas; July: 2000-3500 areas; August:             “Briefs” to the Mountaineer is 5 p.m. Friday before
 from 1 to 3 p.m.                                          3500-3800 and 8000-8900 areas. All parks, baseball          publication date.

                                                                Be a part of the world's largest 10-mile race,         the Colorado Springs Cycling Club will be held all
                                                           register on-line. The 17th Annual Army Ten-Miler will       week long. For more information or to make
                                                           be held Oct. 14, in Washington, D.C. This year's runner     reservations call 385-7431 or visit www.web-colorado-
                                                           field has increased to 18,000 participants. Registration    springs-com/transpt/
                                                           will remain open until Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. EST or until          4th Annual Firecracker five-kilometer and 10-
                                                           the runner field is full. Don't delay, register today at    kilometer Trail Run and Walk, third leg of the
                                                                                        Colorado Springs Grand Prix of Running. July 4, 7
     Fort Carson Youth Sports needs volunteer                   Annual Ridefinders Bike Week. Bike riders of all       a.m.; all races start and end at the Briargate YMCA.
coaches for several upcoming sports seasons. No            ages and abilities are invited to attend a variety of       There is also a Kids’ Fun Run starting at 7:45 a.m.
experience is necessary, as all leagues are                events. Today, Breakfast and Bike to Work Day,              Register race day starting at 6 a.m. Pre-register at the
developmental. For more information, or to volunteer,      Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., 6:30 to       Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou or online at
call 526-1233.                                             7:30 a.m. Commuters can enjoy a free freakfast,   
     Forrest Fitness Center is now offering “Cycle         reservations are required. Saturday, Riding for (Real)           Hot Rod and Car Show June 29, 6 to 9 p.m.,
Reebok” to all ID card holders. Classes are held six       Beginners, 3205 N. Hancock Ave., 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.         downtown Colorado Springs on Pikes Peak Avenue
days a week, Mondays at 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 3:30           Vern Pitcher will teach basics about how bicycles work      between Cascade and Nevada and on Tejon between
p.m., Wednesdays at 5:40 a.m. and 5 p.m., Thursdays        and lead a short ride. Reservations are required.           Kiowa and Colorado. Hot rods, street rods, muscle cars
at 3:30 p.m., Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30      Sunday, Starlight Spectacular at the Garden of the          and vintage race cars, over 100 cars are expected,
a.m. Classes are 50 minutes long, and first timers         Gods, starting at 2:20 a.m. Bicyclists will wind            beautifully restored cares reminiscent of yesterday will
should arrive 15 minutes early. For more information,      through Garden of the Gods by starlight, long and           line city blocks for people to view up close. The event
call 526-9120.                                             short routes, music and food. Social rides hosted by        is free.
B6       June 22, 2001

                                                          Office or Information Tickets and Registration office.     Mini Mall or call (888) 306-7223.
                                                                          Puppet theater                                           Race up the Peak
                                                              “The Stained-Glass Circus” is an original                  Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is June 30.
                                                          Simpich Marionette production featuring a cast of          Gates to the peak open at 4 a.m., and the race begins
          Indian-Spanish market                           string puppets presented in the Broadmoor Theater at       at 9:30 a.m. The entire race is on Pikes Peak
                                                          7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The performance         Highway, about 10 miles west of Colorado Springs
    The Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the
                                                          is for anyone older than 6. Tickets are $15; call 577-     near Cascade. Call 685-4400 for information on pre-
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is Saturday and
                                                          5747 for information.                                      race events or overnight camping permits ($25) and
Sunday. This prestigious market presents the work of
                                                                                                                     racing day tickets ($25). Tickets are available at
100 Native American and Hispanic artists. There are                     Summer concerts                              Information, Tickets and Registration office,
performances by musicians, dancers, storytellers and          The Palladium in Cripple Creek announces its           Independent Records and King Soopers.
singers; and traditional foods will be sold. Admission    concert schedule for the summer. “Blood Sweat &
is $6 per day, and hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,   Tears” is July 7 at 6 p.m., “Freddy Fender” is July 22                Renaissance Festival
Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                        at 3:30 p.m., “Herman’s Hermits” is July 26 at 7:30           The Colorado Renaissance Festival near
                   Music fest                             p.m., “Starship” is at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5, “B.T.O.” is       Larkspur continues Saturdays and Sundays through
    Michael Martin Murphey has moved the annual           Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m., “Loverboy” is Sept. 2 at 4 p.m.,     July. Located off exit 172 of Interstate 25 north, the
WestFest from the ski towns to Colorado Springs           and “The Platters” is Sept. 15. Tickets for the con-       medieval-type village is home to artisians, royalty,
Pioneers Museum grounds, July 7 to 9. Call 576-           certs are at Independent Records, the Palladium Box        knights and damsels, along with lots of food and
2626 for tickets, which are $25 for a day and $40 for     Office, or (800) 965-4827.               drink. Entrance is $14.95 for adults and $7 for chil-
the weekend. Performers include Murphey, Ricky Van                                                                   dren, food, drink and games are extra.
                                                                              North Pole
Shelton, Pure Prairie League, Del McCoury Band,                                                                                  New theater season
                                                             Remember to take an empty Coca-Cola can for a
Junior Brown, Red Steagall, and Riders in the Sky                                                                        See the best of Broadway without leaving town.
                                                          $4 savings during June on entrance fees at Santa’s
are on the playbill.                                                                                                 The Broadway Nights new season is in place:
                                                          Workshop at the North Pole, about 10 miles west of
                     Mud ball                             Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The theme park is          “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” is Oct. 2 and 3; “Buddy: The
    Manitou Springs hosts its annual clayfest and         open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.                    Buddy Holly Story,” is Nov. 1 and 2; “Cabaret” is
mud ball in Soda Springs Park Saturday. Events start                                                                 Feb. 13 and 14; “Late Nite Catechism” is April 2
                                                                             Melodrama                               through 14 and “Annie Get Your Gun” is set for April
at 10 a.m. and last all day.
                                                              “Under Two Flags” is in the Butte Opera House,         23 and 24. Season ticket sales are underway, call 520-
         Military day at Joyrides                         139 E. Bennett Ave., in Cripple Creek Wednesdays           7469 for information or stop by the Pikes Peak
   JoyRides holds “Family/Military Day,” each             through Saturdays at 8 p.m., running through Sept. 2.      Center box office at 190 S. Cascade.
Monday throughout the summer, from 11 a.m. until 8        Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $6.50 for children.
p.m. For $5 per person, enjoy three hours of unlimit-     Call (800) 500-2513 for information.                                      Broadway music
ed rides — just show a military ID. JoyRides is at                                                                      Pueblo’s Colorado Music Fest presents
5150 E. Edison Ave. just off E. Platte Ave.
                                                                      Donkey Derby Days                              “Broadway at the Fest” featuring Broadway’s Douglas
                                                             Cripple Creek celebrates this weekend with its          Webster and the Pueblo Symphony June 30, 7:30
                   Buskerfest                             70th annual “Donkey Derby Days.” Music, burro              p.m. in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of the
   The annual international Buskerfest Street             races, food, crafts and a street dance are on tap. Call    University of Southern Colorado. Tickets are $12 and
Performers Festival is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and      (877) 858-GOLD for more information.                       may be purchased at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.Sunday, all along                                                                  box office or call (719) 549-2126.
the 16th Street Mall in Denver. The event is free.
                                                                       Vintage car racing
                                                             Vintage cars are racing at Pikes Peak                                    Open cockpit
                 Soldier Show                             International Raceway July 1. Activities are 8 a.m.,          The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum holds
    The Soldier Show is in Colorado Springs World         until 4 p.m. Entrance is $15 per person, and anyone        “Open Cockpit Day” in the Lockheed P-80
Arena July 2, at 7 p.m. The Soldier Show features an      under 12 gets in free. Qualifying is the day before, 8     “Shooting Star” June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For
all-soldier cast which travels around the United States   a.m. to 4 p.m., and tickets are also $15 per person        more information, call the museum at (719) 948-
and overseas presenting a variety show. The Soldier       over 12, or get a $25 pass for both days. Get tickets at   9219. The museum is at Pueblo’s Memorial Airport,
Show is free, get tickets at the World Arena Box          Information, Tickets and Registration office at the        on Highway 50 east.
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Pvt. Murphy                                                                     The June 13 Town Hall Meeting is rebroadcast at
                                                                           5:45 p.m. daily.
  by Mark Baker                                                                 Channel 9 daily broadcasts SCOLA, foreign lan-
                                                                           guage news broadcasts. Access the schedule at the
                                                                           Fort Carson Web site.
                                                                                If you have comments on Channel 10
                                                                           programming or wish to coordinate a broadcast on
                                                                           Channel 10, please contact Douglas Rule at 526-1241
                                                                           or via e-mail at:
                      Program Schedule for Fort Carson cable           .
                  Channel 10, today to June 29.                                 Program times will be published in the
                      Mountain Post Magazine: Stories on and about         Mountaineer provided coordination is made one
                  Fort Carson soldiers, civilians and family members.      week prior to publication.
                  The program airs at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 7          If you have story ideas for Mountain Post
                  p.m. and midnight.                                       Magazine, contact Richard Bridges or 1st Lt. Nadia
                      Army Newswatch: includes stories on the new          Calderolli at 526-1265, 1253 or 2941, or e-mail
                  Secretary of the Army, dangers of Ephedra and the or
                  Fort Bliss environmental program (repeat). The  .
                  program airs at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and          If you wish to have a training videotape shown
                  12:30 a.m.                                               on Channel 9 only, contact the Regional Training
                      Navy and Marine Corps News: includes stories         Support Center at 526-5111.
                  on the anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the RV            For additions to the Community Calendar, please
                  Triton and Seabees in Bosnia. The program airs at 8      submit a clean, typewritten copy of the information
                  a.m., 1 p.m., 8 p.m. and 1 a.m.                          to the Public Affairs Office, room 2180, building
                      SRTV Special: A Closer Look with Lt. Gen.            1550, Fort Carson, CO 80913 or fax it to 526-1021
                  Mike Steele: Army Training and Leader Development        no later than the Friday before airing time.
                  (repeat). The program airs at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,           Mountain Post Magazine is shown on Adelphia
                  8:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.                                  cable Channel 13 or WANT-TV 103 on Monday at
                      Safety videotape on road rage airs at 6:00 a.m., 9   2:15 p.m, Thursday at 4:15 p.m. and Saturday at
                  a.m. and 9 p.m.                                          10:15 a.m.
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