|March 15th, 2003||
A News letter for the Coast Guard Cutter CHASE WESTPAC Tour Crew Members and Friends.
Alan Ricker's personal tape recorded letters, have been transferred to compact disk. These audio files, "Audiograms," can be played on any CD player or can be heard by playing on your computer.
Thanks to Alan, his personal audio files provides a rare recorded audio account for the CHASE WESTPAC Tour, and gives us a chance to hear some of the actual sounds from all of those years ago. Pay close attention to these recordings, you will hear his hopes and plans for the future, a glimpse of life as a seaman on CHASE, a gun fire support mission, and news from the family back home. A rare peek of a WESTPAC tour from the voice of a seaman.
To order your copy: E-mail the address you want the CD sent to, A donation of $5.00 is asked to cover cost of the CD. All extra monies will be donated to a worthy cause decided by you the WESTPAC CREW.
I guarantee, this CD will bring back the memories.
The Poet's Circle
by FN Larry Healey
Sometimes I wish I was a star, no worry of death, no worry of life. Yet you make me thankful I'm not a star, with your ocean wide smile and beautiful face. A star knows nothing of love, you make me glad I'm me.
ca. 1970 The SHORT TIMER, Woody's Cover edition.
I have received word, that my first attempt at sending a News Letter of this type, did not go through to all of our crew. I am trying again to get this off of the ground and hope I can hit on a file system that will work for all of the crew. This is one of the problems an in-expericened computer News Letter person, like myself has.
I say again, any feed back on this News Letter will be appreciated. I will continue to send the regular updates, at various times. Items, articles, pictures, and help. Your welcome, this is your News Letter.
Question: How do you find the information on various crew members and subjects?
I have various resorce's that I use. The good old search engine, and lots of reading is a good way to start. The second and most productive is e-mail. One letter can lead to two and I think you would be surprised at what you can learn if you ask for help.
Always beware of false information, the internet is a good source for incorrect information. I am the first to admit to many mistakes. Rodney
Why is it ???
That when an "all hands" evolution is announced , all hands don't participate. Surely AMMUNITION, and STORES could be stored more quickly IF all hands participated. When all hands abandoned ship is announced, ALL HANDS abandon ship!
4/4/1970 The SHORT TIMER, Under Water Issue.
Thu 13 March 2003, Madrid, SPAIN
"The Security Council meeting is the Spanish government's last opportunity to stand for democracy, listen to the majority of Spanish people and oppose this illegal war. If Foreign Affairs Minister, Ana Palacio, wants to avoid political suicide she will veto the new resolution, stop supporting the Bush Administration's march to war and stop allowing Spanish ports to be used as arteries to war," said Bravo.
Greenpeace is calling on all members of the United Nations to prevent Spain, the UK and the US from undermining the UN Charter by waging an illegal war on Iraq. Greenpeace said all 191 members of the UN General Assembly should use UN resolution 377, known as 'Uniting for Peace', to call an emergency session because the Security Council is split on the issue of how to maintain international peace and security. (1)
"The UN must fully exercise its mandate and unite as a whole to defend its founding principles to preserve international law and multilateralism. It's now up to all the world's countries to avert this war," added Bravo.
Since its inception in 1971, Greenpeace has advocated global disarmament through peaceful means and has challenged the testing and proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world. The international environmental organization is opposed to all wars, including a war in Iraq because, as well as tragic loss of life, war causes environmental degradation and pollution and leads to the use of weapons of mass destruction. (2)
"If the United States is motivated to war by Iraq's oil
reserves then the solution is to reduce dependence on oil through the development
and use of clean energy, such as hydrogen, wind and solar energies. If
the motivation is to disarm Iraq, then the US, the UK and Spain must work
for peaceful disarmament, and disarm at home as well. The world must recommit
itself to multilateral global arms control and peaceful disarmament to
promote real global security," concluded Bravo. (3)