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Publication Date: Friday, September 17, 2004

Community Briefs Community Briefs (September 17, 2004)

Book foundation helps open library

Mountain View's Bring Me A Book Foundation has teamed up with Goodwill to open a library at Goodwill's headquarters on 1080 N. 7th San Jose,

The Bring Me A Book Library is equipped with 288 brand new, pre-selected, high quality, multi-cultural children's books in English and Spanish and literacy training for parents.

Local competes in model search

Mountain View resident April Eaton was selected as a finalist in the 2004 Supermodel of the World U.S. search, presented by Marshall Field's and Ford Models.

Eaton, who represented Mountain View in the Miss Jr. America pagaent last year, will compete against 19 other finalists on Sept. 20 in Chicago. The winner will be rewarded with a $15,000 modeling contract and the opportunity to compete in the Supermodel of the World International Final in New York in January 2005.

Apollo 9 astronaut to give talk

Russell Schweickart -- a lunar module pilot for Apollo 9, who was the first person to step outside of a spacecraft without an umbilical cord -- will give a talk Oct. 6 at Foothill College's Smithwick Theater, 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. The talk, entitled "Asteroid Deflection: Hope & Fears," will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

Schweickart is now the chair of the B612 Founation, an agency dedicated to protecting the planet from asteroids. He will discuss the threat of cosmic rocks and various ways, both nuclear and non-nuclear, that have been suggested for saving the Earth from large asteroid impacts.

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