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. ech I'll :in ards of tte )n is not leople. It vealth. ly is it :al and ople to ranging Le U.S. s based 1 JOURNAL-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997 PAGE-3 Perkins internet developer speaks at Geological Society meeting Sara Burns, founder and presi- dent of the Perkins-based com- pany Geolectica made a techni- cal presentation to the Geologi- cal Society of America (GSA) an- nual meeting in Salt Lake City, October 20. The title of Ms. Burns' presentation is "Secure Websites Facilitate Geoscientific Collaboration, Progress and Technology Transfer" and was delivered in a theme session entitled "Geoscience Informa- tion Issues in a Rapidly Evolv- ing Environment" sponsored by the Geoscientific Information Society (GIS). "The meeting theme of 'Glo- bal Connections' recognizes the increasing role of international research and cooperation in the geosciences," according to M. Lee Allen, GSA 1997 General Chair. The conference was ex- pected to draw over 6,000 at- tendees. Connie J. Manson, GIS Vice President and coordinator of the them session, said "At first I thought this (topic) is sort of outside of what we usually talk about, but then I realized 'WOW, this is so far ahead of the curve it is exactly what we need to be learning about.' Using the internet in serious academic set- tings represents a paradigm shift in information exchange and this is right on the cutting edge. I look forward to the pre- sentation." "Since Global Connections is the overall theme, and since what Geolectica does is connect people all over the globe via the internet to advance geoscience, I think this computer-based pre- sentation was very appropri- ate," said Ms. Burns. "I demon- strated portions of one of or cli- ent sites, explained the benefits and outlined the issues that need to be addressed in plan- ning and implementation," she Halloween Monster Mash Oct.31 Organizers of the Halloween Monster Mash, co-sponsored by 5e . the Perkins Chamber of Commerce and the Perkins Masonic Lodge, Cities Committee members and judges from announced that the event will be held on Halloween night, Octo- h, our con" leon hand last Wednesday at the Accordion House. ber 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the Perkins Elementary School gymna- orld todaY. t0ood, Sheri Gordon, Steve Willingham, Gerald slum .... There will be lots of games and "treats" for all of the young- can't keeP BillMorriso:an WilliarntL Webb. ": ped Cltt:ies I under ur baths ill ork by the from page one l ny brotlaer, [town, particularly (lily llall's Lariy gloorman and sat do | r,e to be congratulated for their elh)rts in this major he one who t!dv appearance for the judg, es drive-throtlgh," lbt s'all make the effort to keep Perkins neal and istradamti have 'judges' driving our streets ex,eryday." is suppose,t I ing the review were Perkins Town Mayor Randy lave to war [.%nna Benedict Debbie Wets, Sheri Gordon, l)or- San Ross, Steve Willingham, Rankly larvis, (:lay [9cl Wells, Dan Johnson, Betty Neal, Wes Beane, | Atwood. 1 f I l" twood said that she would like to tl ank the o - Ihvater this so hard on the various (:erlified Cities Com- dation joi0 Twila Longan, Marla ( avanaugh, Ricky Custar, wsday, Oct, tRarbara Tarlton, Bob Constien, Bob ttilley, Gene Hopper, Larry Tomlinson, Larry (:ollins, Perkins 'rainer who | rns, and the hundreds of others who volunteered : mghTfe em;:;fl::d ;;: m=end l lanning Commission voted unanimously Tues- d 1 ber 14 to recommend application to the fe era the Perkins Board of Trustees. Dale McDonald, kins, requested the Planning Commission investi- id the sMC ,,ApprOXl'. the boa rose we hao ,ther hosP1" sters and parents who may not wish to go door to door in the traditional "Trick or Treat" style. said. Geolectica builds "Virtual Labs," websites to serve the needs of scientists and others involved in specific projects. "Projecis which require collabo- ration across organizational and international boundaries are becoming more common in the scientific research community. By taking advantage of the se- cure website environment, gee- scientists communicate and share a variety of information resources more effectively and conveniently. This results in closer collaboration, faster timelines, lower costs and more effective technology transfer to the private sector," Ms. Burns said. Ms. Burns founded Geolectica in 1995 when she Saw the emerging of two of her princi- pal professional interests: geol- ogy and internet technology. Ms. Burns is a graduate student in Geology at the University of Texas at Austin and a Project Leader at Digital Mystix, an Aus- tin, Texas advanced internet applications developer before forming Geolectica. Burns moved the company to Perkins in 1997. The company employs five locally. I rlllilll ~F ..... ,i " , at Meridian Technology Center Auction conducted :by Starling Miller Tools V Office Equipment f the drive" ,n in the program after he was denied flood insur- tse our sti eeause Perkins does not currently participate. id SMC willRick Jarvis, Chairman, application to the pro- [ lve a certain amount of paperwork but no fees. for halti :ation, the Corps of Engineers would re-map the n I heard 0I I any flood-prone areas. The,town would then be good idea, 1vantage o! l rary "state of emergency' pending approval, would be placed into the regular program and 'drove tip [ Ould be available for property owners. Sion will present their recommendation to the ,t of shOtS,, [ xt regular meeting. :1 to carpOo i[ lembers tabled any action on revising the exist- ordinancei pending a more in-depth review. They '.et, the freewhy they were requested to review the ordi- ng flu slaOtS [ Ssed the need for a specific directive from the they rettff mor ingliS' members desire the Planning Commission to action. in. "people _man, Town Clerk, thought the request for their IUt as a result of a request for variance made to , t'~ she , red and lie ]by Richard Coate to place an oversized mobile s dispoSaN s Jewelry at 208 N. Main. When asked by Com- , pihd ()lld' if the existing ordinance was a one CatlSC O[ tile t Vled it had worked well in the past. "1 . iving irc 'efs agreed that so long as the specilications fall [0f the existing ordinance approval can be granted lain,nergre.fl, ['e]" Any exceptions to the ordinance shoul9 first [the Town Council, who in likelihood will refer it ,ecause tb@ |(Ommission, who will then make a formal necessaflsaid" 'ly.[to the Town Council for their final action. recom- pps Hward ess, action was tabled until next month on adopt- works i0 fl. .tllations of the Commission, as well as compiling the w ccifl of seriO0s year :r, I imtnUr fall to he LO00 People. 1 :ellowS: onsent llu shot iO" ent vaccir lt" suppreSSa SodiUm aO, solutiOt '. ckens, feat, sonal Playst at the dr viii be unteerS filled ,nts IES I I ,[ When You Order A JUMBO BURGER You get a FREE 16 Oz. Pepsi Only :er the for PERKINS 121WestThomas 547-5378 There is no charge for the event thanks to contributions from the I'erkins ~lasonic Lodge. h)cill merchants, and the Perkins (h;im- I)c'r () [(7()mn~c, rcc,. 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