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EDUCATION REPORT RECOMMENDS MAJOR CHANGES

A report completed in October by the 18-member Commission on Education recommends "sweeping hierarchical change."

BERTRAND PACÉ SAILS TO WIN IN MATCH RACE

After three days of closely fought battles Bertrand Pacé won three straight races over a problem-plagued Peter Gilmour to become champion of the Frenchman's Reef International Match Race. Virgin Islands skipper Peter Holmberg finished fourth.

DPNR TO SURVEY RECREATIONAL FISHING

Fish and wildlife officials are asking local fishermen to help in a survey of recreational fishing activities.

TRANSITION TEAM WORKING HARD

The gubernatorial transition team has been separated into clusters and is visiting government departments and agencies to talk with commissioners and employees.

TILLETT TO FEATURE CLASSICAL GUITARIST

Spanish guitarist Virginia Luque will be the featured artist in the Dec. 30 Classics in the Gardens concert at Tillett Gardens.

EPA WARNS IT WILL ENFORCE TANK LAW

Underground storage tank owners who do not comply with updated federal laws governing underground storage tanks by Dec. 22 will be fined up to $11,000 a day by the Environmental Protection Administration.

ABRAMSON AND THOMAS INDICTED

A former commissioner in the Schneider administration and a St. Croix contractor have been indicted on 10 charges that they conspired to misuse federal funds after Hurricane Marilyn in 1995.
Former Department of Public Works Commissioner Ann Abramson and St. Croix contractor Berthill Thomas were charged by a federal grand jury with crimes including conspiracy, bribery, and making false claims to the United States and federal agents, U.S. attorney James A. Hurd said Thursday in a press release.

PAY PHONE OPERATORS QUESTION PSC BILLS

The Public Services Commission has billed pay phone providers for services the PSC has not provided, officials for two pay phone companies claim.

LAW LEADS MATCH RACES AFTER DAY 1

The winds were so strong they helped injure a sailor, but Chris Law used them to his advantage.
As the second annual Frenchman's Reef Match Races blasted around St. Thomas Harbor on Thursday, defending champion Law, of Britain, finished the first day on top, but Virgin Islander Peter Holmberg was right on his heels.

GAS FLOWS, BUT SLOWLY

Government vehicles are again getting fuel, but the amount is limited.

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