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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

LAMP dinner helps deminers in Afghanistan

Five or so years ago, Ray Starrett decided to do something good. So he started LAMP, the La Crosse Afghanistan Mine-removal Project. Affiliated with the UNA's Adopt a Minefield, LAMP raises money to help pay for demining efforts in Afghanistan.

You can help right now! LAMP's annual fundraising dinner will be on Saturday night, March 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the English Lutheran Church, 16th and King Streets. An amazing meal including recipes from Afghanistan (lovingly prepared by volunteer cooks led by Arlene Vrlec of the People's Food Co-op) will be served. John Knight, a local educator with Afghan experience, and an Afghan exchange student, Jala Ahmad Sarvary, will speak.

You want to do something good, too. Call Ray at 788-4767 or email John to make your reservation. (Do it TODAY!) The cost? Whatever you can afford, whatever you think it's worth to help the people of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

3/19 - WI Global Warming Task Force

Be there! Wednesday, March 19 between 4 and 7 p.m. in room 102 Wing Hall, UW-L (17th and State Streets) YOU can weigh in on the recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on Global Warming including regulation of current and potential "dirty" energy installations and preference and strong support for clean renewable energy. Some people have had a plan for a long time now. And remember energy CONSERVATION is still the largest untapped energy source. You can also submit your comments by email.

Monday, March 17, 2008

US OUT OF IRAQ - Actions this week

TUESDAY: Feingold Listening Session at 2:45 p.m. at the Holland Town Hall, W7937 County Road MH, in the Town of Holland AND at 5:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Opera House at Independence City Hall, 23688 Adams Street, Independence. Each meeting will last up to an hour.

WEDNESDAY: Women in Black vigil to mark the 5th anniversary of the U.S. Iraq attack. Noon to 1 p.m. at 4th and Main Streets in La Crosse. Wear black. Bring your sign.

THURSDAY: Ron Kind (Not) Listening Session at 2:00 p.m. Vernon County Town Hall, Western Technical College – Viroqua Campus, Community Room, 115, 220 South Main Street, VIROQUA

Sunday, March 02, 2008

YOUR views on Iraq

Dick Mial at the La Crosse Tribune is soliciting comments from area citizens to run in the paper on March 19, the fifth anniversary of the U.S. attack on Iraq. Limit is 250 words. Email your letter NOW.