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Mountain Democrat (Newspaper) - February 25, 2000, Placerville, California dedication reaps results Weekend Theater company for kids begins Real Estate Private woods retreat in Audubon Hills FEBRUARY 25, 2000 Vol 3 Supplements publication DIGIT 94u 604 BAY AREA 1115 E AVE SUNNYVALE CA Measure Y could kill plans for Impending frog report may absolve shopping center SMITH 506 includes tax By ROB COLE Staff writer The frog may be hopping away as a road block to Sundance Plaza shopping but Measure Y has taken its Simply million worth of trans- portation impact mitigation fees may old plan to develop the Sundance Plaza wetlands and the adoption of shopping center on Flat have to this point all but decided the A slew of environmental and political retail just north of Highway existing just west of Placerville But a red-legged fate of the proposed frog study may change 94036-3904 mci vyn s It is a project designed to attract name stores such as Mervyn's and JC It is also a project mated by the El Dorado County Planning Department in 1998 as a potential source at least million annually of property see MEASURE page McCain campaign comes to Sac State Grad El Dorado County residents honored with status By ERICA BROOKS Staff writer When presidential hopeful John McCain came to mento Thursday Placerville Rich Buchanan got a seat Buchanan was honored with VIP status for the town hall along with other veterans involved in the said Buchanan in a confidential looking just a little never been a VIP before McCain held the meeting at the California State ty at drawing see page loaded deck jr Mccain a crowd an M 8. member at the El Dorado County residents Rich Buchanan and Bob V 9 Cameron Park David shows off his exams tougher By ELIZABETH BUCCERI Staff writer High school students m the class of 2004 will have more work to do in order to earn their The El Dorado Union High School District Board of has approved new which include an increase in the total number of credits including language and competency in nology and passage of the exit said district need 220 see page MTBE cleanup continues By MEGAN MARSHACK Staff writer Discharge of the line additive into Creek near Road in erville has flared up with winter but cleanup efforts say state water quality Methyl tertiary butyl ether was found at the site that includes two gas stations with underground tanks see page grant launches Oak Ridge technology academy By ELIZABETH BUCCERI Staff writer Oak Ridge High School students ing to pursue a career in the world of ness and technology will now have a tailored just for Following in the footsteps of 250 high schools throughout Oak Ridge will be home to the county's only ness and Technology It begins this The academy is made possible by a grant from the Department of Education and will be maintained by annual state grants The academy will consist of a strict class schedule of courses and core job shadowing and mentoring as well as mer said Sara academy director Branstetter said the most important part of the academy will be the partnership of exciting thing is high school kids will be able to network with This will give them a much better sense of what employers are looking director of Oak Ridge High School local businesses Not only will business owners provide the job shadowing and mentoring to their but they will also give field trips and be invited to classes as guest ers can be adult role models to help guide said Glen Oak Ridge director of While some local business owners have expressed interest in the ter said the academy can never have enough community involvement are actively recruiting more ness she said Swedelson said the academy is cial for students because it gives them the opportunity to network with business leaders who may someday be their It also gives them a taste of what the real world is all about exciting thing is high school kids see page Youth wins state grant for chicken project By ERICA BROOKS Staff writer Alec Saitman knows The 13-year-old Miller's Hill student has spent years perfecting the art of hatching and raising the and now the state of California has decided to nize his ingenuity with a Saitman will use the money doing what he does had a good success rate so far with the he At south Shingle Springs six or seven chickens of various colors and sizes run loose in the greeting a tor's car with as much confidence as any guard The real business happens in the where four hens and two noisy roosters reside in huge A cardboard complete with bedding and a warm houses a handful of chicks no bigger than and a plastic foam incubator nurses about a dozen tiny Saitman handles the eggs demonstrating the way the see page Democrat photos by Joanne McCubrey ALEC toft received a stele grant to further chicken embryo Incubating eggs into little has turned into quite a project for the Latrobe School District vs w JIM vUco
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