Noted cancer specialist Dr. Bert Petersen to speak

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Noted cancer specialist Dr. Bert Petersen to speak

The second discussion in the Ambassador Terence Todman Lecture Series will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium on the Charlotte Amalie High School campus.

The topic will be "The prevention and treatment of cancer and its prevalence in our community," and the speaker will be Dr. Bert Petersen, surgical oncologist and director of breast cancer surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Subsequent lectures in the series, which seeks to illuminate issues that affect residents of the territory, are scheduled for March and May.

Streets to be closed today for Steeple Building work

The National Park Service will be painting and making structural repairs to the Steeple Building at the corner of Hospital and Company streets in Christiansted between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. today and Friday. The road in the areas of the pedestrian crossing also will be restriped for National Park public access.

As a result, traffic in the area will be rerouted.

A wooden barricade will direct westbound traffic into Christiansted along Queen Street at the east end of town. Eastbound traffic will follow its normal traffic pattern along Hospital Street, and Company Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic between Church and Hospital streets. All fencing will be removed during off hours.

The gates of the Slave Market Courtyard in between Church and Hospital streets will be open as a public thoroughfare during construction.

Carnival poster contest open to schools

The V.I. Tourism Department is holding a Carnival poster contest for students age 14-18.

Schools interested in participating can contact the department for contest guidelines and sign-up forms. Each school must select one finalist to be submitted to the department by March 2.

The entries from each school will be reviewed by a panel of three representatives from the Virgin Islands art community.

The contest winner will receive a $500 savings bond, and the winning artwork will be used by Tourism to help promote Carnival. Additionally, the winning school will be awarded $500 for use by its art department. Finalists from each school will receive a gift bag from the department and their artwork will be displayed publicly at the Department of Tourism offices. All participating students will receive a "Tourism is Me" T-shirt.

For more information, or to sign up for the contest, call 774-8784 on St. Thomas or St. John or 772-0357 on St. Croix.

Traffic pattern change at Enighed Pond ferry

The V.I. Port Authority will close the exit gate at the Theovald Eric Moorehead Marine Facility at Enighed Pond, St. John, on Monday to allow for construction in the area.

A new concrete catch basin and reinforced concrete pipes for the extension of the storm drain line will be installed, and work is expected to be completed within three weeks.

Vehicles disembarking from the barge will be directed eastward through the facility's entrance gate. Vehicles waiting to board the barge will have to form a queue in the newly completed container holding area until all vehicles have left the facility.

Democratic meeting on St. Thomas

There will be a Democratic District Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Palms Court Harborview.

All Democrats and potential candidates should be present to bring ideas to improve the economic condition. The Delegate Selection Plan for the Democratic Convention will be discussed. Other major issues will also be on the agenda.

Call 998-2202 for more information.

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