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BIG SURF POUNDS NORTH SIDE

Heavy northerly swells sank boats and flooded roads in Hull and Magens Bay on Tuesday. Some boaters were ill-prepared in spite of National Weather Service predictions. At least one sailing yacht was ashore in Magens Bay, and several power boats were sunk or capsized in Hull Bay.

MAN, 47, FACES 60 YEARS FOR RAPE OF TEEN

A 47-year-old man convicted of raping a teen-age girl during Carnival last April faces up to 60 years in prison. Elwin Joyce was found guilty by a Territorial Court jury of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual contact.

SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAM

The V.I. Department of Education announces the administration of the 1999 Summer Food Service Program.

TAXI DRIVER SHOOTING ENDS IN ARREST

A shooting at Coki Point beach between two taxi drivers has resulted in the arrest of Leon Samuel, 56, of Hospital Ground.

CHEE -YUN RETURNS TO TILLETT'S

Chee-Yun returns for her third encore performance at Tillett Garden. If you haven't seen her in her two previous performances, don't miss her on Wednesday. See and hear why she's been asked back over and over again.

WAPA BOARD COULD GET RADICAL OVERHAUL

The nine-member Water and Power Authority board could see eight new members if Gov. Charles W. Turnbull decides to replace three members whose terms have expired. As it is, he needs to name three new government members and fill two vacancies.

CABLE TV RATES TO GO UP

Cable TV subscribers in St. Thomas and St. John will see an increase in their bills of $4 to $7 a month as of March 1, depending on the level of service received.

CRONKITE ENJOYS SEABORNE'S 1ST TORTOLA FLIGHT

If Seaborne Aviation was looking for publicity, it got a little more than it possibly could have bargained for Monday when famed CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite showed up at the West End ramp in Tortola for the company's inaugural flight.

THOSE YOUNG SHINING STARS

For anyone who has doubted the wisdom of Reichhold Director David Edgecombe's commitment to fostering the talent of young artists on St. Thomas, they had to become converts last Saturday night. The "Youth Expression" concert, performed by past STARfest participants, was a testimony to his vision.

CLINTON PROPOSES RUM-TAX INCREASE

President Bill Clinton has included in his fiscal year 2000 budget a proposal to return to the Virgin Islands the entire $13.50-per-proof gallon federal tax levied on V.I. rum. This is an increase of $3 over the present $10.50 per gallon returned to the V.I. government.

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