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October 27, 1997

Scientists to discuss El Niño in November 4 public lectures

By Robert Irion

Rain-laden tempests driven by El Niño could batter the Central Coast this winter and wreak havoc on the environment, if you trust the headlines. The question is, should you? That's what four leading Monterey Bay Area scientists will try to address on Tuesday, November 4, during a set of public lectures titled "El Niño: Fact or Fiction?"

The talks will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. Admission is $5 for members of the Friends of Long Marine Lab, sponsors of the event, and $6 for the general public. Proceeds will benefit public education programs at UCSC's Long Marine Lab.

Each of the four speakers will talk for 20 minutes, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience. The speakers, and synopses of their topics, are as follows:

For information, call Lisa M. Rose, executive director of the Friends of Long Marine Lab, at (408) 459-3694. For tickets, visit Long Marine Lab or call (408) 459-4568 or (408) 459-2883.

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