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WHAT'S NEW IN THE SOURCE: THE INSIDE STORY

Here is an update of some new items inside the St. Croix Source. Choose more stories and information from our menu at the left of your screen.
Things to do: Jumbie Productions is reprising an evening of quelbe music Saturday at Fort Frederik, as a benefit for Relay for Life … Catch the sounds of some of the best St. Croix music groups at the Divi Carina Bay Casino all month.
People: Research on paint chemicals done when she was 17 has gotten a UVI senior from St. Croix published in a scientific journal.
Calendar: The public is invited to the Sept. 29 morning meeting of the Joint Boards of Elections at the GERS Complex on St. Thomas.
Open Forum: Reader is impressed by Paul Borghi's courage when attacked by a shark … There's a great opportunity to develop St. Croix as a "locus of higher education," a reader suggests … Now, not 30 years from now, is the time to get the St. Croix Sports Complex built and promoted, says a St. Croix resident, and near the airport is good.
Local Government: The only Senate meeting of the coming week is of the Finance Committee, on Tuesday and Wednesday, for a Fiscal Year 2004 budget overview by top administration financial officials … Rodney E. Moorehead, assistant principal of Alfredo Andrews Elementary School, has been nominated to fill a management seat on the Public Employees Relations Board … The Labor Department St. Croix office will close Friday for a professional development day … Delegate Donna M. Christensen's bill calling for a study into establishing a National Heritage Area on St. Croix got a congressional airing on Tuesday … The Casino Control Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday to consider requests from two corporations plus a Golden Gaming item.
Organizations: In order to assist potential applicants in preparing proposals for its next major deadline Nov. 1, the V.I. Humanities Council has scheduled grant-writing workshops beginning Friday on St. Croix.
Community/Other stuff: V.I. Fire Service Community Fun and Information Day on Sunday, Oct. 5 will feature a Tug-O-War with the most stalwart government and Hovensa workers, and a blood drive and blood pressure screening, too … Find out why there are Great Pyrenees guard dogs at a research site on UVI's St. Croix campus at an open house Thursday … The V.I. Marine Advisory Service at UVI is coordinating St. Croix beach cleanups as part of this year's Coastweeks activities. More community groups are needed to help.
Schools: Awakening Community Efforts Inc. will offer free GED preparation courses starting in October.
Movies: "Matchstick Men" and the vampire flic "Underworld" are among the new arrivals at the local cinemas … "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," which brings Antonio Banderas back as El Mariachi, wins praise for characterizations, camera work, comic turns and action.
Local Sports: The 8th annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim is on.
Op-ed: Source columnist Bill Turner takes time out from the need "to focus so much on what is wrong" to award an attaboy and smell the roses … The Investment Development Conference in Washington proved to be a much larger success than most had anticipated, says former St. Croix resident John DeLuca, who was there.
Community/Data: Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's proposed 2004 Executive Budget can be found here in its entirety.
Community/Services: Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone, who chairs the Senate Committee on Youth and Education, has produced a Youth Services Directory that is available free to the public.
On St. Thomas, a North Side group has received no response to a letter it sent the governor nearly a month ago and a petition it sent several weeks before that, both calling for the reopening of the Dorothea fire station. Members will meet again Sunday to decide what to do next.
On St. John, national park archaeologists are digging again at Trunk Bay, which is known to be in the middle of a prehistoric village. They're spurred by concerns about the impact of a concrete walkway under construction near the beach.

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