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SPONSORS KEY TO INTERNATIONAL MATCH RACE

When the Second Annual Marriott Frenchman’s Reef International Match Race begins on December 10 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the focus will be on the extremely high caliber of the eight competing teams.

GOVERNMENT OUT OF GAS

Government vehicles, including emergency vehicles, were running on empty or not running at all over the weekend after gasoline wholesalers refused to supply any more gas.

VETERANS OFFICE LACKS BARE ESSENTIALS

Employees at the St. Thomas-St. John district Veteran's Affairs Office continue to function despite lack of budget, supplies and equipment.

SENATORS QUESTION Y2K FLIP-FLOP

Two senators have criticized Gov. Roy L. Schneider for vetoing legislation in July to create a Year 2000-complaince task force, then seeking a $32.4 million loan last week to ensure Y2K compliance.

ELECTIONS BOARD SNAFU SPARKS DEBATE

The Attorney General's Office has ruled that George Blackhall and Yvonne Tharpes won seats on the Board of Elections, despite getting fewer votes than other candidates.

HOTEL GROUP CHANGES NAME, BROADENS BASE

In a move to broaden its membership base and therefore its political clout, the St. Thomas-St. John has changed its name to the St. Thomas-St. John Hotel and Tourism Association.

FOUNDATION FOCUSES ON DADS

More than 12 dads and 35 children met Saturday at Coral World to address issues and concerns facing fathers in the territory.

GOV. SEEKS $32 MILLION LOAN FOR COMPUTERS

The governor is asking legislators to approve a $32.4 million loan for Year 2000-computer compliance and avert a potential disaster.

VARLACK PLEADS GUILTY TO POLLUTING OCEAN

Varlack Ventures of St. John has pleaded guilty to negligently discharging oil into Red Hook Harbor, St. John, and failing to notify federal authorities.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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