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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeltung g Thursday September g 7A Student meets aviation pioneer New Braunfels High School student Rebecca Fletcher right Is shown with aviator Unda Finch who replicated Amelia Earharts aroundthe world flight Pilot talks to students while in flight via Internet Rebecca Fletcher a sophomore at New Braunfels High School had the rare opportunity of meeting Linda Finch who recently replicated Amelia Earharts mile round theworld airplane journey Finch a 46yearold single mother was in Wichita to visit with students at the Amelia Earhart Elementary School in late July The visit was one of Finchs limited appearances since her circumnavigation of the world in her 1935 LockheedElectra 10E aircraft In her remarks to students of the Amelia Earhart school Findh spoke about finding the airplane STO used in her journey in a barn in Wisconsin The aircraft one of only two left in the world had its wings off and parts were laying around in dusty Travels change students world view How do you see the world Our world as I have always perceived it to be is relatively small Now when I see the world I think of diverse cultures blending together and clashing with fury I see beautiful terrain and vegetation unknown to many in the United States Most people in the United States never have the opportunity to see the world beyond the one in which they live know and in which they feel comfortable If they do travel more than likely they travel as tourists rather than geographers explorers and adventurers I have been fortunate enough to have traveled with the National Geographic Society the United States Navy and a great group of teachers students and professors from Connecticut Mississippi Oklahoma and Texas When we traveled through Portugal Morocco and Greece asking the question Why Why does the land look like this why do the people practice these customs why does this area thrive while this one dies We also asked the questions How Where What and When How was this place built on a mountain how long did it take to build it When was Libson destroyed by an earthquake Why did Malcom Forbes build a home in Tangier What led him to this gorgeous country We have to be impartial in our judgment of what we see and experience in our travels We have to remember that not everyone is American and not everyone thinks with an American mentality making quick and often rash judgments and assuming that live Erika Curtis Backwards or wrong anditis our duty to lead them in the right direction I as well as everyone on this trip learned to look listen and get a feel for our surroundings before we judge anyone or any place 1 feel that I have a much broader view of the world now and when I think of the world I envision a beautiful and magical playground for diverse cultures and peoples all inhabiting this vastly different world I see beautiful tile work camels cars cathedrals donkeys gods and goddesses mosaics mosques persistent yet kind people pottery smiles and a zillion other sights sounds and smells I can visualize places in the world when I hear of them or read in books about the history of their country 1 know that their history and future are just as important as mine I know that the people face similar problems to Americans but much more complex ones than we face There really is no way to describe my travels to you and know that you will be able to visualize hear and remember everything that I have experienced The only way for you to truly understand isjorypu tpstep out of your shell take a chance be bold and take in the world around you one step breath and sight at a time Erika Curtis is a student at Canyon High Womens Center sponsors poster contest The Comal County Womens Center is sponsoring a poster contest to educate the community about domestic violence especially during October Domestic Violence Awareness Month Participants are to submit a poster to the Comal County Womens Center at or before 5 Oct 10 General guidelines for poster themes include Military Notes Capt Anne Duke 28 in her first season with the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron is the teams executive officer She supervises executive support information management budget and personnel selection She also manages the overall squadron operations and serves as the squadron commander during the commanders frequent deployments Duke entered the Air Force in 1990 upon her graduation from the Air Force Academy Before her assignment to the team she served as the executive officer for Armstrong Laboratorys Human Resources Directorate at Brooks Air Force Base Texas In 1995 she was deployed to Guantanamo Bay Cuba in support of Operation Sea Signal While there she served as the officer in charge of linguist operations overseeing 180 Spanish and Creole interpreters Duke who calls Aurora home is married to Capt Tom Duke of New Braunfels Marine Pfc Anthony Moreno son of retired Navy Lt Cmder and Mrs William J Moreno of New Braunfels recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Moreno successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally He received instruction in the Jdarine Corps core values honor courage and commitment and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct Moreno building awareness that battering is a widespread problem informing the public of services and interventions that can help victims encouraging community responsibility for prevention Beyond those general guidelines poster designs and themes are at the discretion of the participant Posters should be no smaller than 8by10 and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible a 54hour team effort problemsolving evolution which culminated in an emotional ceremony in which the inch and no larger than 28by40 inch Hundreds of dollars worth of prizes have been collected from local businesses to be awarded to winners For information call Camille Haberman at the Comal County Womens Center 6207520 Submitted by the Comal County Women j Center recruits were presented the Marine Corps emblem and were addressed as Marines for the first time since boot camp began He is a 1996 graduate of New Braunfels High School boxes Restoring the airplane and making the journey were part of her fascination with aviation which began 20 years ago when Finch earned her wings while working as a bookkeeper In the past 20 years Finch has logged more than flying hours nearly in vintage aircraft During her remarks Finch stressed the importance of goal setting and achievement of ones objectives The PrattWhitney aircraft company provided middle schools across the United States with educational materials concerning the flight and the different countries and cultures encountered Finch recalled how she would answer questions from students electronically from the cockpit of her plane via a laptop computer and the Internet Finch told how her flight plan differed slightly from Amelia Earharts when crossing the African continent Due to internal conflicts between countries and airspace restrictions she was forced to fly a different route for a period of time Fletcher said she would have fond memories of her meeting the aviation pioneer Photo submitted Secondgraders honor grandparents Mrs Bedfords and Mrs Scnanduas secondgrade class at Frazier Elementary entertained their grandparents with food gifts and a program Bedfords mother Mrs Alfrey 90 was the guest speaker She told the children what her life was like when she was their age Centex four best value everyday THOUSANDS OF OFFICE PRODUCTS 900 South Seguin Ave by the underpass 6293979 SAFETY Its a crime the way some people risk their lives fX KIIOWATTHOURS y ft If Tampering with your electric meter is very risky and the result is often a serious injury or even death If that isnt enough to deter you consider this fact stealing electricity is 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