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April 20, 1998

Making the News

A San Francisco Examiner article about the search for alien life-forms featured astronomer Frank Drake, known for his work in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project.

The March-April 1998 issue of VIA, the California Automobile Association's magazine, featured excerpts from Melanie J. Mayer's Klondike Women: True Tales of the 1897-98 Gold Rush (Ohio University Press) in a story on the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska.

Marine biologists Baldo Marinovic and Don Croll were the focus of an article in the Santa Cruz County Sentinel. The researchers are surveying populations of seabirds, marine mammals, and krill (tiny crustaceans) to determine the effects of El Nino on the food web in Monterey Bay.

Tennis coach Bob Hansen and the men's tennis team were in the news last week as the Slugs began their drive for a fourth NCAA Division III national title. By decisively defeating their rivals from University of Redlands, the Slugs likely have clinched the top seed in the NCAA Division III West regionals and the right to host the tournament, reported the Santa Cruz County Sentinel.

Bay Tree Bookstore director Bob McCampbell was pictured along with other Pajaro Chamber of Commerce board members in the chamber's February newsletter. McCampbell joined the board this year.

UCSC student volunteers Allison Endert and Sheheryar Kaoosji were interviewed by the Santa Cruz County Sentinel for a story on the successful grassroots effort to win voter approval of bond measures for the K-12 schools in Santa Cruz.

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