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Readers’ Corner

Meltdown update: It seems like so much is happening on the Meltdown, it’s changing by the minute. If you read the front page today, you know that Carole Carson and a few Meltdowners will be on the “Today” show Friday morning. The producers called her from New York after reading Wednesday’s story in The Los Angeles Times. (You can read it at

I also heard from Trolley Junction about a Meltdown menu they’ve put together. Don’t forget to check out the official Meltdown Web site – – hosted by The Union. If you don’t have a computer, you can go online at the library or stop into our lobby at 464 Sutton Way.

I think it’s great that Nevada County is getting this kind of recognition for such a positive thing. It’s certainly motivating. At the meeting Tuesday night, some of the teams came dressed in matching outfits; others had big signs with their team names. There are some clever names: I like “The Losers,” “The Fab Five” and “Beauties and the Beast.” In other Meltdown news, Grass Valley resident and knowledgeable book person at Odyssey Books, Kimberly Carrow, has stepped forward to do some Meltdown-themed stories and recipes for the Food Page. Look for her first installment on Wednesday.

Iraq slide show: Col. Sean Metroka will present his slide show of his photos from Iraq next Tuesday. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge. I know we said at one point there wouldn’t be another show, but things change, and now there will be. See you there.

Sunshine: Isn’t it fabulous? It feels like April, but I know more rain and snow will be headed our way before long. Enjoy it while it lasts! Good walking weather.

Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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