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CEDAR CITY APPROVES KOREAN WAR MUSEUM IN SOUTHERN UTAH 01/21/99 The city council has approved turning over land south of town to a group proposing to build a Korean War museum. The 110-acre donation to trustees of the National Korean War Museum, unanimously approved Wednesday night, involves land the Bureau of Land Management gave the city for public use. The group now has a year to raise half the estimated $6 million to build the facility near Interstate 15 or the donated land reverts to the city. Kyle Kopitke, spokesman for the non-profit museum organization, said his group is poised to hire a Washington D.C.- based fundraiser to solicit funds from South Korean businesses. He said the group will pay for bringing water and power to the site and for all maintenance costs. Kopitke has told the council he expects as many as 250,000 tourists will visit the site each year. Visitors would be charged a nominal fee, which would also be used to maintain the park. The Korean War Museum organization approached the council only two weeks ago with its proposal for the park. The facility would include a 63-acre parcel designated as the Valley of Sacrifice, bearing name markers for the more than 53,000 Americans who died and another 8,700 who are still missing as a result of the 1950-53 war. The complex also would include a Garden of Peace, combat memorial statue and 33 Halls of Remembrance, commemorating events from the war. One of the halls would be dedicated to the 213th National Guard Unit, headquartered in Cedar City, which served during the war. Kopitke said his group has been pressing forward quickly on the deal because it wants to have the museum open before June 2000, the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. Cedar City Council members also felt pressed to come to a quick decision on the project because there were several other Utah sites, including Panguitch, Beaver and one in Garfield County, reportedly interested in hosting the museum.
FENCE THAT DIVIDED JASPER CEMETERY IS TORN DOWN 01/21/99 For more than 160 years, an iron fence ran through the Jasper cemetery, making sure that blacks and whites who lived apart also rested apart in death. On Wednesday, they tore the fence down _ just days before the trial for the first of three white men charged in the dragging death of a black man last summer. City employees and volunteers took the rusting fence apart, piece by piece. It had stood since the cemetery opened in 1836. ``For many of us, this fence has been a symbol of segregation in our community,'' Father Ron Forsage said in prayer as the work went on around him. ``Give us the power and strength through this rotten and broken fence to repair the fences in our own lives.'' About 75 people _ blacks and whites _ sang in celebration of the fence's removal. There were also tears. ``I wish my mother was here to see this,'' said Faye White, a black Jasper resident, as she hugged several friends after the ceremony. Jasper was thrust into the national spotlight in June by the killing of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a pickup and dragged to his death along backwoods roads. Three men, John William King, 24, of Jasper; Shawn Berry, 23, of Jasper, and Russell Brewer, 31, of Sulphur Springs, have been charged with capital murder in what prosecutors say was a racially motivated crime. King goes on trial next week. After Byrd's death, city leaders and clergy formed the Mayor's Task Force 2000 to help bridge racial divides. The iron fence in the cemetery, they decided, was a highly visible symbol and should come down. Ladora Coleman, a black teacher at Jasper Middle School told the Beaumont Enterprise that her college friends were amazed when they the divided cemetery several years ago. ``You still have a slave cemetery?'' they asked, she said. ``We never really dwelled on it,'' Ms. Coleman said. After Byrd's death, she said, ``You just started noticing these little things, little divisions.'' Ms. Coleman went to the cemetery Wednesday, camera in hand, and planning to discuss the fence with her students. ``I want to go back and say, 'We made history today. Our town is coming together,''' she said. City Councilwoman Nancy Nicholson said the city has responded to Byrd's killing ``with grace and dignity.'' ``We've been on our knees ever since,'' she said. ``And I think the world is going to see that what happened on that dirt road out there is the exact opposite of what this city is about.''
http://www7.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/rockcol22.htm The adobe brick-making on Thursday was part of St. Joseph's annual Ohlone Week, in which students study the life, times and ways of the people who were here before the Europeans arrived. ``This is called experimental archaeology,'' said Galvan, and that allows for substitutes such as milk cartons. The original frames for the 60-pound bricks were made of wood.
http://nt.excite.com/news/pr/990121/wa-wscted-historic Dr. Brooks will be an excellent and articulate representative of the state in complex negotiations with federal and state agencies, tribal nations, local governments, businesses and individuals working together to meet our responsibilities for cultural resource protection," Locke said. "Her expertise in development of heritage tourism and the use of computer mapping systems to increase protection of cultural resources will be a real asset to the state.
http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/exped_antarctica990121_part7.html Though some have been disturbed, many remain in good condition, with supplies and equipment still intact. We visited the hut built at Cape Royds in 1908 by Shackleton’s expedition. Inside, supplies of food are still on the shelves.The hut is really a museum, and today is treated as such, with restrictions on the number of visitors. No touching allowed either.
http://www.sciencedaily.com:80/releases/1999/01/990121163742.htm Regional climate changes may have helped to shape the evolution of ancient human societies. Cultural complexity generally increased where climate change was most apparent.
http://www.eurekalert.org:80/releases/psu-nwf011399.html "We now know that only one sperm and one egg contribute to each child," said Dr. Stephen Beckerman, professor of anthropology at Penn State. "But no one knew this scientifically until 1879 when Herman Fol published his microscopic observations. Before this, although Western law and custom assumed that each child had a single biological father, that premise was simply a folk belief. It was just a lucky guess that Western folk biology was correct."
http://www2.nando.net:80/noframes/story/0,2107,10326-17721-128188-0,00.html "From their perspective, biological paternity is negotiated," Valentine told the meeting with the animated excitement of an anthropologist. "Paternity depends on the kind of political alliances between villages and individuals."