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					                                            ISSUE NUMBER ONE                                                                   M O N D A Y , S E P T E M B E R 11, 2000

                                                         ATIONAL PARK SERVICE
                                                       N ATIONAL PARK SER VICE GENERAL CONFERENCE
                                            September 11 - 15, 2000                                  NATIONAL
                                                                                                                                              St. Louis, Missouri

                                            E    X    P   E   R   I   E   N   C   E           Department
                                                                                             of the Interior
                                                                                                                       Y O U R            A M E R I C A

To d a y !                                  Jef ferson National Expansion Memorial
                                                      War Welcome
                                            Extends War m Welcome to St. Louis
                                            I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome
                                            on behalf of Jefferson National Expansion
M       O      N       D      A         Y   Memorial and Ulysses S. Grant National
                                            Historic Site to all participants in Discovery
                                            2000. It is fitting that this conference takes
CULTURAL RESOURCE                           place in St. Louis as we plunge into a new
S T E W A R D S H I P                       century and millenium, for St. Louis has
                                            traditionally been a crossroads of cultures,
 8:00 a.m. Opening Plenary                  associated with foresight and daring.
 Conference Keynote Address by
 NPS Director Robert Stanton                From the time of the ancient mound builders
                                                                                                               Bob Barbee discusses the humidity with Ralph
                                            of Cahokia to the age of fur traders, covered                      Tingey at the Sunday Arch Reception.
 9:05 a.m. Break                            wagon pioneers, railroads and air travel,
                                            the St. Louis area has benefited from its
 9:30 a.m. Cultural Resource Plenary                                                                           to the world, while simultaneously
 Keynote Address by Dr. John Hope                                                                              drawing immigrants from hundreds of
 Franklin                                                                                                      foreign lands as settlers.
                                                . . . St. Louis has traditionally been a
                                                crossroads of cultures, associated
                                                crossr           cultures,                                     Like the men and women of early St. Louis,
 10:30 a.m. Cultural Resource Sessions
                                                with foresight and daring.                                     we meet in a familiar setting, poised to
 12 Noon Lunch                                                                                                 advance toward the unexplored territory
                                                                                                               of the future. And like these men and
 1:30 p.m. Cultural Resource Sessions       location at the confluence of the                                  women, we will make decisions and
                                            continent’s two mightiest rivers—the                               participate in discussions that will affect
 3:00 p.m. Break                            Mississippi and Missouri. The visionary                            the future of our nation’s cultural and
                                            French founders of St. Louis anticipated                           natural resources and their management.
 3:30 p.m Cultural Resource Sessions        the eventual growth of their little trading
                                            post, which blossomed into a great city.                           For these reasons there is no place in the
 6:00 p.m. Expo 2000 Trade Show                                                                                United States more fitting than St. Louis to
                                            The daring explorers exemplified by Lewis                          hold a conference with the excitement and
                                            and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Stephen Long                              national importance of Discovery 2000.
I M P O R T A N T      U P D A T E S        and John C. Fremont began their trips into                         We certainly hope you will enjoy your time
                                            the unknown from St. Louis. In fact, the                           in St. Louis and take advantage of the
C-07 - Investing in Wisdom                                                                                     many cultural and recreational opportunities
                                            Bicentennial year of 2004 is quickly
now meets in Jefferson D.                                                                                      the area offers. We think you will agree
                                            approaching, marking two centuries since
                                            St. Louis was transferred from France to                           that our city is steeped in imagination and
C-18 - Sprawl and Local Conservation                                                                           innovation, with a past strongly linked to
                                            the United States in the Louisiana Purchase,
now meets in Field.                                                                                            the unlimited possibilities of the future.
                                            and Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
                                            set out for the Pacific Ocean.
C-13 - Small Parks with Big Ideas
now meets in Missouri.                                                                                                 —Gary W. Easton, Superintendent
                                            During the 200 years since 1804, the city
                                            became a center of manufacturing and                                  Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
C-19 - Sprawl and Local Conservation                                                                            and Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
                                            invention, exporting its ideas and products
now meets in Field.
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F          A            Q              S

                                               Discover y 2000
If you’re not signed up for the                Conference
                                               Confer ence
evening at Laclede’s Landing Street            Registration
Fair on Wednesday, you can still
attend. You’ll be paying cash, while
                                               Runs Smoothly
those who pre-registered will be               Keeping
using “Laclede Dollars.” The stores            Participants
                                               Par ticipants Cool
and restaurants in the riverfront                                                Kings Mountain Superintendent Erin Broadbent arrives with a smile.
district are open to the public on
Wednesday, but the NPS will make
up the majority of revelers.
                                               Stanton Expects Inspiration, Invigoration
                                               This morning we are at banks of the              • To develop new leadership to meet the
          If you need to leave a               Mississippi River in the shadow of the             challenges of the future.
          message for someone at the           Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
conference, there is a Message Board           which recognizes, in part, the challenges        To realize these goals within the context of
in the main hallway between the                and opportunities seen at the dawn of the        Service’s mandate to preserve certain
Illinois Room and the conference               nineteenth century as our nation                 precious areas unimpaired forever for use
registration tables.                           expanded to the West.                            and enjoyment, Discovery 2000 will
                                                                                                explore four Conference Tracks in depth:
                                               Here at the dawn of the twenty-first
                                               century, the nation and the National Park        • Cultural Resource Stewardship
                                               Service face challenges—and                      • Natural Resource Stewardship
S P E C I A L          G U E S T               opportunities—never imagined by our              • Education
                                               founders. In addition to the spectacular         • Leadership
                                               scenery and outstanding natural and
                                               cultural resources entrusted to our care,        The National Park Service’s responsibilities
                                               the Service is now responsible for urban         place it amidst the active, dynamic,
                                               recreation areas, free-flowing rivers, long-     productive and evolving life of the United
                                               distance trails, historic sites, and             States and the world. These responsibilities
                                               partnerships with other nations, agencies,       will surely be put to the test during the
                                               tribes, states, and the private sector.          twenty-first century. Our hosts in St. Louis
                                                                                                and the conference organizers have
                                               This symbolic year is perfect for a long         developed a full week of activities to
                                               look ahead. Over the next week, we will          stimulate your thoughts, to stretch your
                                               devote ourselves to preparing for a new          ideas, and to imagine solutions critical to
                                               century of challenge and change. Through         our success in this changing world. Please
Darlene W ahl, park ranger at                  the many events and programs in                  join me in thanking our hosts and
San Juan Island National                       Discovery 2000, we will pursue three             organizers for making this event possible.
Historical Park, and Fayette ,                 goals:
her special Discover y 2000                                                                     Finally, I urge you to fully immerse yourself
Conference escort, explore
Confer ence escor t, explor e the              • To develop a vision of the National Park       in the discussions this week, not just to
       Riverf ront
Regal River f r ont Hotel. Darlene               Service’s twenty-first century role in the     participate here but to carry back to your
said Fayette is enjoying the                     life of the nation;                            home parks and offices the vision and
conference                   off
confer ence and glad to be of f                • To inspire and invigorate the Service, its     vigor which will result.
the airplane!                                    partners, and the public about this
                                                 vision; and                                                                   —Robert Stanton
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Keynote Speaker Dr. John Hope Franklin                                                                  F           A           Q            S

                  Resource Track
Launches Cultural Resour ce Track
                                                                                                       The Regal Riverfront elevators won’t
Discovery 2000’s opening plenary session                                                               break any land speed records. Advice
this morning features Dr. John Hope Franklin,                                                          from the Discovery 2000 Team is to
the chairman of the National Park System                                                               start early for your sessions to assure
Advisory Board and chairman of the                                                                     that you’re in place when they begin.
advisory board of One America: The
President’s Initiative on Race. Franklin has
been a major force as a historian since the
1947 publication of his landmark book,
From Slavery to Freedom, A History of
African-Americans (in its seventh edition).

“If there’s an indication that this                 Dr. John Hope Franklin
conference has something to say that’s
important, it’s that a speaker the caliber of       history from Harvard University. Widely
John Hope Franklin has agreed to be the             known for his literature in history, Franklin
keynote speaker for the cultural resources          has produced numerous works such as:
track,” said Gary Candelaria, cochair of            The Emancipation Proclamation, The Free
the Discovery 2000 Team.                            Negro in North Carolina, and The Militant
                                                    South.                                             If you’re following the conference
“When I went on the Internet, there were                                                               action via the Web, find it at
literally thousands and thousands of hits           Professor Franklin has served on many          
on his name in news articles, books, and            national commissions and delegations
the roles that he’s played in the world of          including the National Council on the
history,” he said.                                  Humanities, the President’s Advisory
                                                    Commissions on Public Diplomacy as well
Franklin is the James B. Duke Professor             as Ambassadorial appointments. In 1995                     Do you have an item for this
Emeritus of History and was Professor of            he was awarded the Presidential Medal of                   newsletter—an evening
Legal History at Duke University Law                Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian             gathering of a region’s
School. He is a graduate of Fisk University         honor.                                             superintendents, or a suggestion for
and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in                                                               coverage? Use the Communication
                                                                                                       Team’s suggestion box in the Shaw
                                                                                                       Room, which is serving as the
    •       T       O       U        R                      T        I       M        E        •       Conference Media Center.

Eight spouse/companion tours are offered
as part of Discovery 2000. The
destinations include local historic homes;
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, a                                                                            There’s no official swapping!
World Heritage Site in Illinois that features                                                                    This refers to the breakout
the remains of a civilization that occupied                                                            sessions—the Discovery 2000 Team
the area from 700 to 1500 AD; Forest                                                                   requests that everyone attend the
Park, the third largest city park in the                                                               session they signed up for. Late
country and the site of the 1904 World’s                                                               registrants can attend those sessions
Fair; and the Missouri Botanical Garden,                                                               that are not already filled. A list of
the oldest botanical garden in the world.                                                              open sessions is available at the on-
                                                    Ginny Woods looks forward to an interesting tour   site registration table.
                                                    schedule—and a few days away from the kids!
Information on the tours and tickets may
be obtained from Destination St. Louis,
which operates a desk adjacent to the               may be sold on-site at an additional $2
conference registration table at the Regal          charge. Tours will depart from the 4th
Riverfront Hotel. Space-available tickets           Street side of the Regal Hotel Lobby.

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                           DISCOVERY                     •   NATIONAL PARK SER VICE GENERAL CONFERENCE
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    of the Interior
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Nationally Recognized Car toonist Phil Frank                                                                     MONDAY’S WEATHER
                     Work    Discovery
Contributes Original Work to Discover y 2000                                                                     September 11, 2000

Award-winning San Francisco Chronicle                        as Muir Woods National Monument,
cartoonist Phil Frank continues his long                     Frank is particularly renown for his
association with the National Park Service                   captivating bear characters. Frank’s
by bringing his firsthand perspectives from                  original artwork from this daily newsletter
work with the NPS and California State                       will be for sale beginning Wednesday,
Parks to the pages of Discovery 2000                         September 13. See the National Park
Today! Author of guides to Yellowstone                       Foundation exhibit at Expo 2000 for more
and Grand Canyon National Parks as well                      information.                                        Mostly cloudy skies with
                                                                                                                 temperatures reaching a high of 88
     •                Q    U     I   T     E             F      R    A      N     K      L     Y     •
                                                                                                                 Expect continued humidity with a low
                                                                                                                 of 73 degrees.

                                                                                                                 TUESDAY’S WEATHER
                                                                                                                 September 12, 2000

                                                                                                                 Scattered thunderstorms with a high of
                                                                                                                 80 degrees. Tuesday’s low will reach 57

                                                                                                                 W E D N E S D A Y ’S W E A T H E R
                                                                                                                 September 13, 2000

                                                                                                                 Partly cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.
                                                                                                                 Low temperatures will reach 61 degrees.

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