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Claremont COURIER 4.21.10

Claremont COURIER 4.21.10

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The Claremont Courier is the community newspaper for Claremont, CA 4.21.10
The Claremont Courier is the community newspaper for Claremont, CA 4.21.10

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Annual adult spelling bee showcases a fun time for all
Wednesday 04-21-2010
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Story on page 12COURIER photos/Steven FelschundneffMarc Stuart, Ken Corhan and Steve Tarvin (right) dance to the song YMCA Sunday during a break in the Friends of the Clare-mont Library 5th Annual Adult Community Spelling Bee. Twenty-one teams competed in the fun-filled event that raised moneyfor Claremontʼs branch of the Los Angeles County Library.
Inside today’s paper
Pilgrim Place willreduce their energyusage by 25 percent
Story on page 5
AYSO finalgame isa marathon decidedby penalty kicks
Story on page 5
Members of team BeeWinged Victory, Mar-tina Ebert (left) andPer Dahlin may lookworried and unhappy,but they went on towin the 5th AnnualAdult CommunitySpelling Bee.
The Claremont Courier (United States Postal Service 115-180) is published twice weekly by the Courier Graph-ics Corporation at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205B, Claremont, California 91711-5003. The Courier is anewspaper of general circulation as defined by the political code of the state of California, entered as period-icals matter September 17, 1908 at the post office at Claremont, California under the act of March 3, 1879.Periodicals postage is paid at Claremont, California 91711-5003. Single copy: 75 cents. Annual subscription:$52.00. Annual online subscription: $47. Send all remittances and correspondence about subscriptions, un-delivered copies and changes of address to the Courier, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205B, Claremont, Cal-ifornia 91711-5003. Telephone: 909-621-4761. Copyright © 2010. Claremont CourierOne hundred and second year, number 32
Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Education at BFS
Dear Editor:Harrison Stephens (Readers’ Com-ments,April 17, 2010) is quite right thatthe Bernard Field Station [BFS] landwas first thought of by the collegefounders as an area for new colleges.However, sometimes serendipity stepsin as it has in the history of this piece of land, and a better idea develops.This land was given by Miss Scrippsfor ‘educational purposes.’ The BFScertainly fulfills that goal.Classes ranging from biology to art tosocial science and from all five collegestake place there, and every year hun-dreds of college students use it. Severalhundred K-12 students use it as well. Itseducational use is not in the least “de-batable.”As a natural laboratory, it is vital tothe education of succeeding generationsof our students who will be making de-cisions about our environment and nat-ural resources. It is at least as valuableand much more rare than teaching or re-search labs bounded by four walls.When the Keck Graduate Institutewas proposed for the western portion of the BFS, it was not a ‘few’ faculty whowere opposed. The faculties of four of the five undergraduate colleges votedoverwhelmingly against building on theBFS (one did not take a vote).Hundreds of students wrote letters,signed petitions and protested. Therewas a lawsuit and a referendum petition.As a result, KGI bought its current prop-erty on Arrow, thus actually expandingthe land held by the Claremont Col-leges.This opposition may indeed give po-tential developers pause, as Mr.Stephens suggests. But there will in-evitably be an end to College expansionanyway.Mr. Stephens thinks more collegeswill bring glory to Claremont; others of us think having a field station does that.As it happens, some faculty have pro-posed that a Graduate Institute of Envi-ronmental Design be created andlocated in the BFS, thus providing anew institution for the consortium andpreserving the habitat for teaching,surely a win-win suggestion.Mr. Stephens thinks it ironic that theBFS is named for Robert J. Bernardwho was key to developing the consor-tium. This is, rather, a tribute to a manwho was not so mired in the past that hecould not see the future and change hismind. In his history of the Colleges,Bernard wrote of the field station: “Atour of the property readily convincesvisitors of the importance of keepingsuch a beautiful expanse of land, shrubs,and trees for scientific purposes.”He was ahead of his time; I hope oth-ers catch up.
Dr. Susan M. Schenk
Repeating history
Dear Editor:I believe the Democratic Club shouldthink very hard before supporting“Moonbeam” for his second timearound as Governor.There’s the old saying, “Be carefulwhat you wish for.”
Bob Ferguson
The COURIER welcomes all readers’ commentson any issue or concern. Letters may be submittedby email to editor@claremont-courier.com, by fax621-4072, by mail 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste.205B, Claremont, CA 91711, or hand-delivery.Email is the preferred method.Deadline for submissions in the Wednesday issueis Monday at 3 p.m.; the deadline for the Saturdayissue is Thursday at 3 p.m.The COURIER cannot guarantee publication of every letter. We reserve the right to edit letters forspace. Letters should not exceed 250 words.
420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205BClaremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-4761Office hours: Monday-Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Peter Weinberger
Managing Editor
Kathryn Dunn
City Reporter
Tony Krickl
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Ben Cheney, ReporterLaura French, ReporterJulia Gibas-Jones, ReporterRafael Anguiano, Photographer
READERSʼ COMMENTScontinue on page 7
Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It was a symbolic day for a city that hasembraced the idea of sustainable living.Saturday’s Earth Day celebration in theVillage was a popular draw for crowds of residents as they strolled along SecondStreet picking up tips and enjoying livemusic in the Village West plaza.Many local organizations and busi-nesses set up booths to offer tips and ad-vice about how people can live greenerlives.There were energy companies includ-ing Southern California Edison andGolden State Water Company, whoserepresentatives talked about energy effi-ciency and gave away water-efficientshower heads.Several local organizations made theircases for green living. Among them werethe Oakmont Outdoor School, WalkClaremont, Sustainability Claremont,Claremont Heritage and the League of Women Voters.Claremont Toyota displayed severalmodels of their hybrid engine ToyotaPrius.“By shopping locally, you’re conserv-ing resources and helping to maintain asustainable community,” said Ann Joslynat the booth for the Claremont Chamberof Commerce. “That is certainly greenliving.”
— Tony Krickl
Claremont celebrates Earth Day 
COURIER photos/Rafael AnguianoRuby Berke and Lucy Chinn, right, use a modified bicycle to make smoothies Saturday during the Claremont Earth Day Celebration in the Village. TheGreen Bike Club of Pomona-Pitzer ran the smoothie booth in order to raise awareness for alternative energy.Pomona-Pitzer freshmen Mariel Nunley and Kayla Imhoffpaint rocks to help support the Oakmont Outdoor School atthe Claremont Earth Day Celebration Saturday.Katharine Hesterly plants bell peppers at the Interna-tional Montessori school booth.

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