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Doctor’s good deeds: The doctors in Nevada County are certainly generous. They help the pygmies; they go to Mexico. Well, here’s another one doing great things. One of his patients came in to tell me that Dr. Kuldip S. Gill, an internist in Grass Valley, is leaving for India on March 7 and would like to take some donations to continue his work of helping 50 Indian families. He has spent his vacations there building toilets (that’s a vacation?), and last year he supplied 50 families in India with each of the following: two beds, one fan, one bicycle, 100 kg. of wheat, clothing, shoes, toothpaste and soap. He also provided a water cooler for a school, saw that an orphanage had its roof fixed, arranged for the Leprosy Asylum to have a wall fixed, and arranged for 30 people to have cataract surgery and lens implants. Can you imagine what a difference he has made there? On this trip, he wants to help the 50 families get gas cylinders and cooktops. If you want to help the humanitarian doctor, the phone number is 273-8452 and his office address 108 Catherine Lane, Suite A, Grass Valley.

Max the bartender: When I told you about Max Roberts, the bartender/historian who works at The Owl, I didn’t understand that “Wild West Tech” is the name of the show that he will be on. It appears on the History Channel, and Max with be featured in two upcoming shows. The television series is hosted by Keith Carradine and it explores the technology and evolution of the old West. If I can find out when they will be aired, I’ll let you know. And we can talk to him for free at The Owl!

Clanky the robot: If you drive along Boulder Street in Nevada City, you’ve probably seen the robot that’s on one of the front porches (the left side as you’re driving up the hill.) A reader called today to tell me the robot has a name – Clanky. Welcome to Nevada County, Clanky … I wondered who you were.



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


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