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Q 4, e Photo by David Baker THE BALLOON LAUNCH took place at Halfway Elementary School's annual end-of- school picnic on Friday, May 24. Students are awarded balloons to launch according to how many books they have read during the school year. Page 5 Hells Canyon Journal May 29, 1996 OPB Takes Irreverent, Witty Look at Computer Industry Oregon Public Broadcast- world ..." ingairsTriumphoftheNerds, Inspired by host and writer an entertaining look at the Bob Cringely's book on the, personal computer industry, same subject,Triumph of the on Wednesday, June 12th at Nerds was filmed largely in 8 p.m. This three-hour spe- California. Viewers aregiven cialtakes us backward on the the opportunity to see infor- information superhighwayto mal and candid interviews discover how youthful ama- with Bill Gates, Paul Allen, teurs and self-proclaimed Steve Wozniak and Steve "nerds" accidentally changed Jobs on the rise of Apple and the world by creating this new Microsoft. It is the first time industry, that television has explored "YoungmenlikePaulAllen this new industry with such and Bill Gates invented the attention to the culture that personal computer, and in surroundsit. Triumph of the doing so, launched a revolu- Nerds promises to be one of tion that's changed the way the high points of the PBS we live, work and communi- year. cate," says host Bob Cringely. A production of OPB and "It's hard to believe that 20 John Gau Productions, Tri- years ago there'were no per- umph of the Nerds will air on sonal computers. Now it's the television stations of Oregon third largest industry in the Public Broadcasting. ,- I II IIIIIII I I Hello - remember me? I'm your Flag. Some folks call me Old Glory, others call me the Stars and Stripes, the Ensign, or just.., the Flag: But whatever , theycall me, I amyour.Flag. And, , as I proudly state, the Flag of the United States of America. Something has been bothering me lately. I was wondering if I might talk it over with you. It's about you and me. I remember sometime ago (t think it was Memorial Day, or was it the 4th of July?) when people lined up on both sides of the street to watch a parade. When your father saw me com- ing along, waving in the breeze, he took his hat offand held it against his left shoulder. His hand was directly over his heart... Remember? And you. I remember you! Standing there straight as a soldier. You didn't have a hat on, but you gave the correct salute. They taught you in school to place your right hand over your heart. Remember your little sister? Not to be outdone, she was saluting the same as you. I was proud, so very proud, as I came down that street. Oh, yes, there were some Servicemen there, standing at attention, giving the military salute. Ladies as well as gentlemen, civilians as well as military, paid me respect.., reverence. Now, if I sound a bit conceited.., well, I have a right to. I represent the finest country in the world --- the United States of America. More than one aggressive nation has tried to haul me down, only to feel the fury of this freedom- loving country. Many of you had to go overseas to defend me. A lot more blood has been shed since you were a boy, but I'm still the same Old Flag. Dad is gone now, and the hometown has a new look. The last time I came down your street I noticed that some of the old landmarks had given way to a number of new buildings and homes. Yes sir, the old town sure has changed. I guess I have too, 'cause I don't feel as proud as I did back then. I see youngsters running and shouting through the streets, college boys and girls disrupting our campuses, people selling hot dogs and beer while our National Anthem is being played --- every- thing from apathy to riots. They don't seem to know -- or care -- who I am. Not long ago, I saw a man take his hat off when I came by -- he looked around, didn't see anybody else with their's off-- so he quickly put his back on. Now -- when I come down your street, you just stand there with your hand in your pockets. Occasionally, you give me a small glance and then turn away. When I think of all the places I've been... Normandy, Guadalcanal, IwoJima, Battle of the Bulge, Korea, and Vietnam, I won- der what's happened? I'm still the same Old Flag. How can I be expected to fly high and proud from buildings and homes if there is no thought, love or respect for me? Whatever happened to patriotism? Have you forgotten what I stand for? Have you forgotten all the battlefields where men fought and died to keep this nation free? When you salute me, you salute them. Take a look at the Memorial Honor Rolls sometime. Look at the names of those who never came back. Some of them were friends or relatives of yours --- maybe even went to school with you. That's what you're saluting... NOT ME! Well, it will not be long before I come down your street again. So, when you see me, stand straight, and place your hand over your heart. Do this because I represent you. You will see me wave back, which is my salute to you. Anonymous (Editor's note: Thanks to George and Margie Bryan, who submitted and sponsored publica- tion of this articled Cambridge Art Show Heartland Studio is host- ing a reception to open the Hells .Canyon Art Show and Sale. The reception will be held from 7 -9 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the studio, 65 North Superior Street, Cambridge, Idaho. The public is invited to come visit with the artists and preview the exhibits while enjoying refreshments. For further information, call 208-257-3377. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF BUDGET COMINTTEE MEE11NG A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Halfway, Baker County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1,1996 to June 30, 1997, will be held at the Senior/community Center, 155 E. Record St., Halfway. The meeting will take place on the 31 st day of May, 1996 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose is to receive the budget message and document of the city. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 20, 1996 at City Ha11,125 W. Record St. in Halfway, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pro. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. 5/29 Cass & Pattie Vanderwiele Atweod Rd. 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