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Editor,

As a former partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, I lost more friends and acquaintances in one horrible day than I could ever have imagined. As I watched former colleagues jump from the burning tower, and perish as the buildings collapsed, I was filled with a need for some form of revenge. Over the months that followed, as I attended one funeral after another, the need for vengeance was replaced by the reality that nothing would ever replace those who had died. I watched as families and friends grieved, but not once did I hear any of them seek revenge. As a country we came together in a collective mourning, and we were embraced by the world in a way that we had never seen before. I truly hope that on this anniversary, we can remember those that died, and as a nation realize that we need to reach out to the world as they reached out to us. If the only legacy of those who died is a legacy of war and hatred, then those who committed the horrible act will have truly achieved their goal.

Moe Hickey

Park City

Grateful dog owner

Editor,

I just wanted to thank Ann and Laura of Fox Point for helping us find our dog when he got loose and ran off in the Redstone area a month ago. These kind ladies called the numbers on his collar immediately, one even giving him a bowl of water while I came to fetch him. People like you are wonderful, and saved us a lot of heartbreak. Thank you.

As to the other people I encountered while searching in the Fox Point condo area, thank you for making things worse. I was frantically searching for my dog, and instead of helping, you criticized me for ‘letting’ him get loose (accidents happen), and coldly informed me that Fox Point is a "dog free" community and that we weren’t welcome there. I hope your community is ashamed of the image you presented.

Again, thank you Ann and Laura (pardon if I misspelled your names) for so kindly rescuing our beloved pup and being non-judgemental in doing so.

Kimber Gabryszak

Park City

Thanks for tribute

Editor,

On August 20, the celebration of life for our loving husband and father, Alan Tucker, was held at Deer Valley Resort. Because of so many wonderful people, it was the best tribute anyone could ever ask for. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your continued love and support. Love, Sheila, Nic, Luc and Molly Tucker A breath of fresh air

Editor:

A very windy, heartfelt thanks to everyone in the community who took part in the Miners Day Parade and Wind Power Day on Monday, September 4th, 2006. Recycle Utah had a simple but strong presence, as did many local organizations, and we were very well received and supported as we paraded through the streets of Park City in Funky Tivek Suits.

It was great to hear the cheers and "hellos" from all of our dedicated environmentally friendly supporters.

Our wind power Kite Making activities for the kids sold out in only one hour There are lots of creative and resourceful children in this community which means great things for the future of Mother Earth. To all of the parents out there — you’re doing a magnificent job!!

Of course, the Miners Day events wouldn’t be what they are without the dedication and continued support from the Park City Rotary Club and A. Flint Decker and all of the wonderful volunteers and sponsors. It is a fun event that brings the community together and gives Park City a chance to get a little funky!

Thanks again Park City, for all of your passion and enthusiasm. This truly is a brilliant way to celebrate the end of summer.

Warmly,

Insa Riepen

Executive Director,

Recycle Utah

Thank You Park City

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the over 120 volunteers and fellow Park City Rotarians, we wish to thank Park City for coming out to their Funky Old Miners Day Celebration. Miners Day has truly been a local celebration and tradition for 109 years in Park City. It was a proud moment for all Park City locals who lined Main Street to see one of the best Miners Day parades in years. We had over 45 parade entries rolling down the street! From the 7:00 am start in the park with St. Mary’s breakfast to the Running of the Balls, which raised a new record amount for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, to the USAF Stearman flyover, to the record attendance parade on Main Street, and then back to City Park for the kid’s games, non-profit booths, and all the while listening to our very own local’s beloved Motherlode Canyon Band, and then, last, to the grand finale of the best attended and presented Mucking and Drilling Competitions in all the 109 years it has been held, it was a special Miners Day for all in Park City!

Our sincere thanks to Hal Compton and the many Park City Museum Volunteers who dressed in period costumes and took us all back in time to our town’s history. Thanks as well to Rich Martinez, master emcee, host and truly the "Ol’ Miner", and the many miners who competed in the best Mucking and Drilling competition ever experienced at the new site, the library park. Major thanks to Talisker, the underwriter and organizer of the competitions, Susan and Jerry Gilomen of the Riverhorse On Main Restaurant for the donation of their deck year after year and to everyone for helping with all the organization of the day!

Sincerely,

Jim Lea, A, Flint Decker and the entire Park City Club of Funky Rotarians

Time to step forward

Summit County Residents:

You may have recently read or heard about a nonpartisan Committee called Summit Steps Forward. This group has been working objectively and earnestly to analyze a more effective means of local government.

I encourage everyone to look up the web site http://www.summitstepsforward.org at your earliest convenience. We have an opportunity to improve Summit County government by voting in favor of the proposed changes. Summit County’s population is expected to grow to 42,000 people over the next five years, and may double in 25 years. We need an expanded county commission and a professional county manager someone who can guide us, reduce the risk of politicization, and apply education and experience to help us more effectively deal with the ramifications of dramatic population growth among other serious issues.

Vote in support of expanding our local government on ELECTION DAY Nov. 7th 2006.

Sincerely,

Joanna Charnes


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