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CUSTOMS SEEKING CIGARETTE BOAT SUSPECT

U.S. Customs agents in St. Thomas are looking for a Colombian man, Augusto Castaneda Ramirez, in connection with the seizure late Sunday night of 2,567 pounds of marijuana.

TWO CAHS STUDENTS ARE FINALISTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Marcus E. Daniel and Jennae P. Wallace, both 16 years old, are finalists in the 1999 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Daniel and Wallace are students at Charlotte Amalie High School.

3 ANTILLES STUDENTS FINALISTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Three Antilles School students -- Dwight Branch, Sennai Habtes and Mahlena Rae Johnson -- have moved into the finalist stage for the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

HOSPITALS NEED AUTONOMY, OFFICIALS SAY

Local hospitals must be free of the constraints of the central government’s bureaucracy in order to function properly. That was the contention of hospital officials at a Senate hearing Tuesday night. But top Turnbull administration officials said autonomy should be introduced gradually.

TURNBULL: WE MUST PROVE RESPONSIBILITY

If the federal government is to help the Virgin Islands, the territory must first prove its willingness to help itself, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull said from Washington, D.C.

HOMELESS NEED HELP; WE COULD GIVE IT

Being homeless is not easy in the "American Paradise," the United States Virgin Islands, despite the great weather, writes Catherine Mills. But resources are available to help the homeless, if we make the commitment to tap into them.

ST. THOMAS VETERANS WITHOUT PHARMACIST

Veterans in St. Thomas have been without a pharmacist since December when the Vet Center pharmacist left the island. But another pharmacist should be here in four to six weeks. Meanwhile, veterans are getting supplies of medication from local pharmacies.

DENYCE GRAVES DAZZLES REICHHOLD AUDIENCE

A near-capacity audience flocked to the Reichhold Center for the Arts Saturday evening to hear much-acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves in recital with master accompanist Warren Jones. It was a truly enchanted evening. Even the weather cooperated, providing a gentle breeze under a star-studded sky further enhanced by two planets in rare configuration. The heavens seemed to portend something magical was about to take place -- and it did.

ADVERTISE THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

A St. Thomas engineering student says some people at his school in the states are naive about the existence of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He believes it may be due to inadequate advertising and promotion.

ROOFING PROGRAM GETS MIXED REVIEW

Only one stipend of $15,000 was paid from money intended for the Home Protection Roofing Program, a Senate hearing Monday revealed, and of 446 applications that met criteria, 342 have been completed or are in process.

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