DECEMBER NEWS 2000 5-00-1.jpg (31968 bytes)
       
redhot.gif (1175 bytes)CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI DOUBLE STANDARD READY TO UNFOLD by Pat Suter - see November News
        redhot.gif (1175 bytes)ABOUT THE ELECTION by Bill Alling
         redhot.gif (1175 bytes)KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE UPDATE by Mina Williams &Venice Scheurich
         
redhot.gif (1175 bytes)The Corpus Christi Experiment VX Nerve Agent Disposal by Bill Alling
                
 Should This City Be the Waste Dump
              for Chemical Weapons Residue??
 
                Bill Alling's Letter to The Caller-Times
      
brwnrotatbut.gif (7314 bytes)     COASTAL DEVELOPMENT by Pat Suter
         
brwnrotatbut.gif (7314 bytes)  Email Paul Hammerschmidt to facilitate proposed Southern Closure Regulations   
         brwnrotatbut.gif (7314 bytes)    Governor George Bush: His Environmental Legacy by Pat Suter
        
brwnrotatbut.gif (7314 bytes)    EARTH DAY 2000 by Pat Suter
               
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      redhot.gif (1175 bytes)Packery Channel News:  
See September News& SIGN THE PETITION FOR A VOTE-see below


PLEASE EMAIL SENATOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON TO EXPRESS YOUR UNFAVORABLE OPINION
ON HER BILL TO DO BEACH RESTORATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT BY DREDGING PACKERY CHANNEL


      

                                        COASTAL BEND GROUP
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         * Pat Suter                   852-7938              Chairman
            PHSUTER@aol.com

         * Randy Berryhill        883-0586        Vice Chairman

         * Judy Tor                  241-2605                Treasurer

         * Dorothy McLaren   883-0435                 Secretary

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Next Meeting: Tuesday December  19, 2000
SEASONS GREETINGS!

This month we will again elect members of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Unfortunately, we have not had any volunteers or nominations for any of the positions. At the time this is written, I am not even sure the current office holders are willing to serve again. Many of us have held these offices for several years and really would like to have someone else take the lead. We have had a volunteer to OUTING CHAIRMAN. Vaughn Westheimer (316-993-8325) will plan and lead some trips if he knows what type of trip is wanted. And Richard Biddle of Victoria (512-575-8271, ext 233) wants to organize a recycling program in that city. Please call these people and let them know of your interests.

With the election of the new president still in doubt as this is written, the position of the senators and our local representative in Congress becomes even more important. After all, it is Senator Hutchison and Representative Ortiz who have succeeded in getting authorization for the federal portion of the cost of dredging of Packery Channel. Note that the funds have not been appropriated yet. But we will still have to deal with the mind set that this issue represents. One of our city council members said on this issue…I do not care what the people of Corpus Christi want. I care only about what my supporters want. Translated, this means only those people who gave him money (and lots of it) count.

And speaking of Packery…there is a petition circulating in Corpus Christi to insure that the issue of Packery Channel be put on the ballot next April. This is the time when we elect our city council representatives. Most of the ones on today will run for their same positions then. So more of the same for next year. Please sign a petition at various locations which are listed in the new alternate newspaper,

The OBSERVER. This paper is FREE at locations all over town. MAYBE WE CAN MAKE OUR VOTE COUNT IN CORPUS CHRISTI.

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PLEASE EMAIL SENATOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON TO EXPRESS YOUR UNFAVORABLE OPINION
ON HER BILL TO DO BEACH RESTORATION AND ENIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT BY DREDGING PACKERY CHANNEL