The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on December 6, 2003 · 26
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · 26

Provo, Utah
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Saturday, December 6, 2003
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D4 D A I L Y HERALD Saturday, December 6, 2003 Fire Continued from Dl As she moved around the house she found the husband on the porch, dead from severe burns. "I ran back to the van to grab my phone and called 911," she i said... With911 operators on the line, Shepherd said she went to each window and door around the house calling for the wife. "I kept yelling for her," she said. "I knew she was in there because they don't go out a lot." The Spanish Fork fire department, police and the Utah County Sheriffs Office deputiesxe-sponded to the fire within minutes and found the wife inside of the home. The woman was taken to the Mountain View Hospital by ambulance and transported to the University of Utah Burn Center by medical helicopter. The woman was in critical condition at the time of transport. The fire is under investigation by the Detective Division of the Utah County Sheriff s Office as well as the State Fire Marshall. The Medical Examiner's Office was present and the the man's body will be taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Salt Lake City. Shepherd said she had been delivering meals to the family for the past two years. She has been delivering Meals On Wheels for the past 17 years and had never experienced anything like what she did Friday. ( This is an absolute first," she said. "I came home and cried on my husband's shoulder and hugged my cat. I'm beingnel-low right now but it will hit sooner or later. "The worst part is that he (the victim) joked with me just yesterday that he couldn't see me coming, that I surprised him. It was kind of a running joke between us and he always managed to cheer me up and I'm going to miss that." I Caleb Wamock can be reached at 344-2543 or Projects Continued from Dl : said Deann Huish, vice president of the association. Most of the projects were done on Friday, though some . . roof work was done earlier, and other projects will be done 7 later, Huish said. The people whose homes need repairs are nominated by community groups, cities and clergy, and must own their homes, Huish said. All the builders contribute . their time and materials for the projects. Between 120 and 150 people worked on this year's projects. Together, the builders donated between $75,000 and $150,000 on the projects this , year, said Dave Lewis, president of the association. "We love what we do," Lewis said. "We're giving back to the community that's giving to us." The projects vary from replacing a screen door to reshin- Santa Continued from Dl Development found an apartment for them. With a job starting on Dec. 15, Clarissa cannot afford Christmas presents for her daughters. She turned to the Sub for Santa program as a way to brighten up the holidays for her girls. "If it wasn't for Sub for Santa, my kids wouldn't get anything," she said. Clarissa is also a bit blue, be-cause her mother and sister moved from Utah County to live near her old home, but the ' job prospects in the 800-person town forced Clarissa to find work elsewhere. "I moved back, and I'm alone," she said. She says the move has been especially tough for Louise and Anne, who are not used to the area or the number of people. "It's been a hard change for my girls, because they've grown up in a small town, and it's been kind of hard for them to fit in," she said. "We're slowly getting there," and I know we're going to gling a roof. Eric Linf ield, an assistant professor of construction management at Utah Valley State College, had 20 students working Friday on two roof projects. One of the students' projects was for a teacher whose leaking roof has several layers of shingles. They will have to re-- move the shingles and put new roof sheathing on the house, Linfield said. "Our students are pretty dedicated to the industry and want to ghte to the community," Linfield said. Other projects involve replacing carpet and other floors. Employees at McCoy Flooring and Furniture in Orem replaced flooring in a hallway and bathroom "They like to see people's faces after it's done," said Chad Allen, of McCoy Flooring and Furniture. "It's exciting." I Amie Rose can be reached at 344-2530 or . make it, and I appreciate everything generous people have . . done to help us." Clarissa's concern for her ; children and their happiness is clear as she talks about them. She said she wants to make sure the holidays are a happy time for them. "My girls are good," she said. "I've got good kids." Louise, 11, enjoys reading, including the Harry Potter books and Goosebumps. Her interests lie most in athletics. "She likes sports and she's a more athletic typeLIarissa- said. "She likes to do those kind of things." Anne, 8, also reads, but her true love is animals. She brings stray cats and neighbors' dogs home, asking if she can keep them. She is also a comedian. "She's my funny one," Clarissa said. "She's always got something funny to say." The girls' both enjoy playing with Bratz dolls, and would like a Bratz limo. They would also like a GameBoy, and each girl needs pants, a shirt and shoes. Shana Helps can be reached at 344-2549 or lis &Nkl i? 1 f & m J I s t " r ' v Dr. Us Brooks it pioneering ' dentistry today. With stats of 5 ' - the ort equipment and a - specially trained staff he is able to treat many of the symptoms that plague us today. These symptoms may include migraines, headaches, tension in the neck and shoulders, ond not sleeping well Dr. (rooks c teaches t lectures to health care . ; providers internationally. ';-. If you or a friend have any of these symptoms, please' give us : .' a call for a free consultation, "' .J'eWli Payson could vote on recreation center in May Caleb Wamock THE DAILY HERALD Payson residents may be voting on a multimillion-dollar bond issue for an aquatics-' recreation center as soon as r next May. , The City Council has formed a committee to study the issue ' and bring back specific recommendations by April, including the size, components, price and location and how to pay for Couricilwoman Colleen Ja-cobson said the public would likely be invited in April to give their opinion on any proposed facility. "I think it is our intention to -have a public hearing, if not a couple of public hearings, so people have the opportunity to become educated and to also express any concerns," she , said. v At a recent City Council meeting, the committee presented some 200 possible activities that could be held in such a facility. Components could include aerobic exercise and dance rooms, a gymnasium, fitness center, jogging Avalking track, climbing wall, game room, daycare facilities, competitive swimming pool, recreational pool concessions area and locker rooms with family changing areas. The committee will return to the City Council over the next several months as it gathers 1 more information, Councilman Brad Daley said. The committee may recommend a bond issue is not necessary if the city can find other revenue including future revenue from the Payson Wal-Mart, which is expected to open in January and generate an estimated $500,000 a year in sales tax revenue. "It is possible, with the new growth we are anticipating in our business park and commercial areas, and with Wal-Mart coming in we will be receiving more sales -tax revenue than we have in the past," he said. Payson city manager Andy Hall said an exact cost of such a project would depend on the size of the facility and what components it would include, and would likely not be determined until ApriL . J "The City Council asked this committee to identify the needs of the community, including a recreation facility, size and capacity, and come back in an eight-month period and submit that for review," he said. "I think they will come three of ' four times, and I think they will look at funding scenarios and do an exploration of how much land is necessary and make recommendations to the council."' Daley cautioned that paying for the facility with sales tax revenue is just an option and may not be possible. "One concern is that you don't count your chickens before they hatch, so we want to wait and see just exactly what 1 kind of revenue Wal-Mart is going to generate before we . commit that money to building a recreation facility or another city property," Daley said. Hall said the committee could recommend against building anything at alL Daley said turning the city's existing 30-year-old outdoor swimming pool into an indoor pool by finding a way to cover it is also possible, though not likely. : ..." "Some of the information that the committee has already found is that there are new pools out there that are larger : and are run more efficiently than ours, and would cost less to maintain than our pool," he said. v..; . ( The city also is growing and is in need of expanded recre-' ation opportunities for its residents, he said. "And there has been interest snown in naving a year-ruuiui pool" he said. "The normal life span of a public swimming pool is about 25 years, and ours is now near 30." ; Tree of Life Continued from Dl get," Sites said. The project is daunting in its scale. Sites said his area of the project encompasses more than 7,000 species. Sites said with just 100 species, the potential number of arrangements on the tree exceeds the number of atoms in the universe Sites said his part of the project wiU examine 145 species chosen to represent the bigger branches of the squamata group. The first few years of the study win De aevotea to molecular sleuthing," Sites said. Researchers wiU examine genomic databases to identify genes that exist in both mammals and fish. If they exist in both, they likely exist in aU vertebrates, including scaly reptiles. This wiU give scientists a starting place for constructing the squamata branch of the tree. Once a year during the squamata project, members of the team will meet at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, 111., to discuss their findings. "I think it wiU teach us a lot about the origin of distinctive traits," Sites said. The "Tree of Life" project wiU likely bring more knowledge about the origin and descent of desirable properties in living species that can be used in medicines or for manipulating crops, he said. Currently, pharmaceutical companies conduct random searches around the world for new bacteria or Compounds with medicinal uses, Sites said. "Once you have a genealo gy, you can make that search far more predictive," he said. The advances in theory and methodology made through . the project wiU transfer to research into human health, including tracking the spread of pathogens and disease, he said. I Christ! C Babbitt can be reached at 344-2552 or Visit the ' ODiiuanes ' f online to sign a uuesi book or send flowers See the obituary section at Ford focus C'iTQ - r Starting At '''''Jrr-Xr "Some restriction apply. See dealer (or tewSummm. 1 ' 0 (DlpM!B(IHEli)lMll3? (HiimUtryGWtKate &Wm tti&ffiti item . .a mm 1 1 Imiraxi k II n

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