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ILeittters Super Bowl weekend downunder Editor's note: We are told that we share a common bond with other former British colonies such as Canada and Australia. We speak the same language. Or do we? This letter from Newspaper typesetter Sabina Rosser should make you think twice about travelling downunder without a dictionary. dic-tionary. For the benefit of "us Yanks, " we asked her to include a translation in parentheses (or "brackets," if you're an aussie). Editor: While yous Yanks iya all Americans) have got your eyes glued to the teley (watching T.V.) watching the Super Bowl this weekend, there will be a bunch of Aussies celebrating also. But not the footy. It will be Australia Day, very much like your Independence Day. I remember last Australia Day at home, we packed the EH panel van (a popular car), stocked up at the rub-bedy rub-bedy dub with some pigs ears (bought some beers at the liquor store), hit the frog and toad (road) and fanged on down (drove) to the island. It was as hot as a boilin billy (pretty hot), so the beach was the go. The most important requisite was the can of Loui's enemy (insect repellent), off with the togs top (bifeing top), hoping to get as black as an abbo. (tanned). After a few surfs with Murf (your best friend) and dry as a dingo in the desert, (thirsty) it was time for a smoko (break), down a tube or two (have a few beers) and devour a few sandy sangas (sandwiches) and bikkies and vegemite. (An Australian delicacy and crackers.) In the arvo (afternoon), it poured cats and dogs (rained) so we split and went to a mate's shack (friend's holiday house). We had a barbie (BBQ), cooked some chook (chicfeen) and drank a Yalumba cask. (local brand of wine stored in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box with a tap for pouring, beats dropping a glass flagon, and losing all your wine, which has been done before.) Strewth (wow), the weather was still shitty (bad) Sunday, so we headed home. The cars were banked up for miles like an ant parade, so we stopped and got some dim sims (Chinese food), flake (fillet of shark) and cakes (thin slices of potato, deep fried in batter) and tarax (soda) (no beer on Sunday) to wash it down with." '" " ' t The holiday festivities were still -happening in town on the Yarra friver running through Melbourne city) and we were in time to watch the crackers (fireworks) that were banging away like a dunny (outside toilet) door in a gale. I'm dinky die (pretty sure) that the crew down yonder are raging again this weekend, which when you think about it is not much different to any other weekend except being a long weekend, there's an extra day to recuperate. There's a few of us who are checking it out (visiting) here in Park City that will have to watch the game because there's nothing else on the tube. (t.v.) We'll do the usual haul (drive) to Wyoming and get some export ex-port KB (Australian beer that is made especially weaker for export normally nor-mally it is around 7 percent) which is nothing like the real thing. I for one will be barracking (rooting, but for goodness sakes, don't say you're rooting root-ing for the team down under, you could get yourself into a lot of trouble) for the team with the gold and red jumpers jump-ers (sweaters). Anyway, if you can't understand this okkerism gibberish (Australian slang), con onto a spunky okka (find yourself a good looking Australian) and get him to tell you what it's all about. AVAGOODWEEGEND (HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND) Sabina Rosser HL(0)H(SEI(DIL it itUae lEdlnttdDir Firefighter fires back Dear Editor: Why is it that each time we nave a fire, the fire department is attacked by every paranoid person in town? You would think that it was the fire department's fault that there are fires. The media eats up reports that if the fire department would have done this or that differently, the Blue Church could have been saved. Why doesn't anyone listen to the findings of Dan Bowker who was the investigator from the MGM Grand Hotel fire, or Lynn Borg who was the investigator from the State Fire Marshall's office? They found that the fire had been burning for quite a period of time, had spread from the area of origin, had crept outward into the walls and ceiling of the basement, and had only needed air to really get burning. Lynn Borg stated after his investigation that there was not much anyone could have done to save the structure at the time the fire department was called in. I arrived on the first engine on the Blue Church fire and was directed by Mr. Roger Schmidt to bring a hose into a north basement door just below the furnace room. He and another person had opened the door prior to our arrival. I'm sure their intentions were good, but the open door had served to feed the fire the oxygen it needed to really take off. Mr. Schmidt also tried to unlock the door to the furnace room over the objections of one of the firefighters and then was asked by the police to leave the fire scene or face arrest. Mr. Schmidt did not realize that only a minute or two after he failed to unlock the door, it blew off its hinges. Why must fire department members take verbal abuse from sidewalk superintendents and experts like Mr. Gunnerson, whose grandfather was a fireman, immediately qualifying him to tell us what to do. If Mr. Gunnerson is so paranoid, he should take his violin and go back to California, or wherever he came from, where he might feel safe. There haVe been numerous fires over the past several years that have caused the people of Park City to see first hand what sort of problems we have around here, but because there was no fire code or building inspection until two years ago, we still have many problems with fire protection. Look around old town at some of the Mine Camp, Quitting Time, or Sweetwater buildings. Look at some of the old abandoned structures at the top of Main Street that should be torn down, but are "historic" buildings. Look at -the Cattle Company, the new and the old structures up Daly Avenue and look at any area of old town and there are potentially hazardous structures. But is it the fire department's fault that these structures exist? Paying full-time firefighters to man the fire station is a step in the right direction but will not stop Park City from having fires! On Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. there was a fire alarm at ParkWest in a dumpster. At that time there were three firefighters manning the fire station in Park City because of the traffic problems we've been having on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The three firefighters took three minutes to respond to the fire because it takes at least that long to don gear and get the truck running. On the morning of the Blue Church fire, the first truck was underway in five minutes. Not too bad for getting up from a sound sleep, getting dressed, going to the station, putting on gear, and starting the fire trucks. It took another two minutes for the first engine to arrive. Currently the fire department and Fire Commission are studying costs of paying firefighters to man the fire station. It isn't cheap. You need at least three men to man an engine. Times that times 24 hours a day 365 days a year times $8 per hour comes to $210,240.00 per year. If it was manned by three salaried men at $18,000 per year you would need 3 shifts or a minimum of nine men to cover it 24 hours, 365 days a year. This comes to $162,000. But you must add 2 (OFF 649-8110 The Resort Center about 25 percent to this to cover insurance, retirement, and other benefits plus sick leave and vacation pay. Currently the fire station has no sleeping facilities. A second story would need to be added to the station. How much would this cost? $200,000? According to Councilwoman Helen Alvarez, the city has no control over the fire district, but the city is currently considering what it calls a redevelopment district which would take much of the money it would get from any new development within the city away from the fire district. Helen stated on a TV interview she would like to consider having the city take over fire protection again. That would be great! Maybe the fire department should' have the dispatcher call Helen the next time that the dumpster catches fire at Homestake Condos or the pipes freeze at Fawngrove or someone smells smoke in their home because they didn't oil their furnace motor. The fire department responded to 102 different situations last year, only a handful of which anyone took any notice of. The fire department needs your support, not criticism. Check your home and place of business for fire hazards. Install smoke alarms. Dig out your fire hydrant if it's buried under snow. Call the fire department immediately if you suspect a fire. Don't try to fight a fire yourself. Memorize the fire, police, ambulance, emergency number 649-9561. Attend a fire commission meeting if you have criticism or suggestions. If you want to help the fire department, join it. Jim White A class operation Editor: The Deer Valley Ski Resort recently hosted the student body of Park City High School for an afternoon of skiing. It was a magnificent experience, and we would like to offer our thanks and appreciation to the administration and staff of Deer Valley for the manner in which our students and staff were treated. The runs were great. The event was flawlessly organized. Not only did Deer Valley permit us to ski, but their generosity also extended to providing equipment to those of our students who needed it. Most of all, however, we thank the people of Deer Valley for the kind and gracious treatment which our students received. It is indeed, a "class" operation. We should also like to extend our public thanks to Amanda Peterson and the Chamber staff who, in cooperation with Deer Valley, Park City Resort and ParkWest, have made this experience possible. Our visit to Deer , Valley was an outstanding experience, ! and we look forward to our future visits to the Park City Resort and ParkWest. Sincerely yours, Bob Blackbourn Student Body President Jack Dozier, Ph.D. Principal Praise for Egyptian staff Dear Editor: After nearly four months of operation, oper-ation, we feel a big bouquet of thank yous is due the staff of the Egyptian Theater. Terry Coolidge, Demi Mil-liken, Mil-liken, Don Gomes and his wife, Terri, have put in countless hours of both physical and mental work to present Park City top notch entertainment in a completely renovated theater. All over town we continually hear amazement expressed at the caliber of talent and programming available through the Egyptian Theater, i.e., Glen Yarbrough, John Hammond, "Back to Back," My Fair Lady, Peter Pan, Ed Metzger as Einstein, etc. We are all grateful for the dedication of this staff and their "pursuit of excellence." It makes being on the board a most pleasurable experience. Sincerely, Board of Directors, Park City Performances. Astral Tunes Stereo Packs 3 sets only $150.00 each Shop 0 Special festival hours. 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