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128 Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 Bulletin, Progressive, I In insurance com Overall travel during the travelers will go by airplane, Thanksgiving holiday is ex- train or bus--a 27 percent de- pected to be down from years crease. Nearly all of the de- past, but far less than travel cline is a result of fewer peo- experts predicted, reported ple wanting to fly this holi- AAA of Northern California. day. AAA estimates that more "The real challenge comes than 4.2 million Californians in trying to rebuild the pub- (1 in 8 people) will travel at lic's confidence in air travel," least 50 miles or more from said Erlingsson, who cited a home during the Thanksgiv- recent AAA study showing ing weekend--down 6 per- only one-third of Americans cent from last year. were very confident in cur- "With all the problems the rent airport and in-flight se- travel industry faces, a single curry. digit decline in travelers is "If Congress comes togeth- an improvement from the er and quickly passes avia- double-digit declines of the tion security legislation, that last two months," said AAA would go a long way toward spokesmanAtleErlingsson, rebuilding the traveler's AAA predicts 3.65 million trust and comfort in air trav- Californians will travel by el," said Erlingsson. car--down only 1.6 percent Of those traveling, 59 per- from last year. cent intend to stay with fatal- The major portion of the ly or friends while 24 percent Thanksgiving downturn is in expect to sleep in a hotel or travel by other modes of motel. transportation. Only 550,000 AAA's survey found travel- ers plan on visiting the fol- lowing destinations during Thanksgiving: town/rural areas, 42 percent; city, 33 per- cent; ocean/beach, 9 percent; mountain area, 6 percent; other, 10 percent. Nationwide, 34.6 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday week- end as compared to 36.8 mil- lion who took a trip last Thanksgiving. "The devastating attack of Sept. 11 caused the biggest crisis in leisure travel since World War II," said Erlings- son. "But due to deep dis- counting by the travel indus- try, the lowest gas prices in two years, and the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we believe the con- ditions are in place for a re- covery in leisure travel. The only question is when will we see a meaningful recov- ery?" Restoration work be ins on Work began earlier this ties; and securing the affected week on a $1 million roadside area with erosion control restoration project along the measures. portions of State Route 70 Burnt vegetation and se- that were ravaged by the re- lected trees damaged by the cent wildfire known as the 70 fire will be removed from the Fire. roadside area to eliminate An emergency contract has the possibility of their falling been awarded to Hat Creek across Highway 70 at a later Construction, Inc., of Burney, date. The project will receive to complete a variety of pro- a high work priority so the jects that includes replacing scheduled work is completed burnt signs, posts and metal prior to the approaching beam guardrail sections; re- rainy season. constructing drainage facili- The project limits are from Out Our II 1.3 miles east of Big Bend/Pinkston roads to 1.5 miles east of Grandview Sta- tion on Highway 70, north- east of Oroville. Workers and equipment will be in and around the construction zone Monday through Sunday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mo- torists will be subject to one-way traffic, controlled by flaggers. Delays of up to 10 minutes may be expected during work hours. Motorists are asked to re- duce their speed and drive with caution when approach- ing the construction zone. Workers on the ground and heavy equipment will be in close proximity to the center- line of the highway. Quinc 5r. [)rama presents ] )el -man's / November I th, t6th & ! 7th -70opm- O uinc I-]ish Theatre ckcts at [ x okshelf and Care.,. Canc[q Co. : f ML'~ 1"0 ~t~fCH MY Jerry Holland, center, director of the Plumas Charter School; and tensen, Quincy High School librarianj were happy to receive books, Plumas Bank's recent book drive. Mike Serpilio, left, the bank's Quincy ager, helped to distribute the books. pMel~ Plumas Bank collects more than books for high school Plumas Bank announced "Our library will be en- that it has collected over hanced with a fresh selection 5,700 books for high school li- and a good variety of books braries in Northeastern Cali- for students to read, thanks fornia. The books, donated by to Plumas Bank and the gen- the bank's customers, were erosity of the local communi- collected in its nine branches ty," commented Candy David, in Quincy, Portola, Chester, librarian at Lassen High Susanville, Westwood, A1- School. turas, Truckee, Greenville Pat Morton, the librarian and Fall River Mills. at Portola High School, was "The community response very appreciative and noted, far exceeded my expecta- "It's so nice to receive direct tions," said Bill Elliott, presi- contributions specifically for dent and chief executive offi- thelibrary." cer of Ptumas Bank. "Ed- The books were collected ucation is so important, weover the past eight weeks as were pleased to be able to part of a community support promote academics, as well campaign designed to en- as sports booster clubs with courage community support this campaign." of academic, as well as the athletic activities ! high schools. In addition to the bank is one dollar each tomers order cbeC their local high mascot logo. Books not need high school donated to braries, public nonprofit m t~ All the way from Maska! the Saturday Night Nov. 17th 284-0879 Highway 89 Crescent Mills Chef Peter Presents Thanksgiving Dinner a.t Cafe ~lohawk Thursday, November 22nd 2:00,6:30pm Tomato Bisque swirled with cream Slow roasted hand carved turkey breast & Virginia Ham served with sourdough sage dressing, giblet gravy & a warm cranberry apricot salsa Fluff potato puree, sliced fresh carrots vichy, petit pois & asparagus mornay. Warm baguette & butter Pumpkin pie & fresh whipped cream or country apple pie ala mode $16.95 Children $7.95 By Debra Coate Managing Editor The American has made historY tional news by precedented the aftermath But, closer to Red Cross is local communities and manmade Plumas the Three Rivers the American which, just this Butte County to Larry Trotter, volunteer brief I Plumas County pervisors during meeting. Trotter said training classes fered in the first three While Plumas too remote to be target, Trotter Red Cross ural disasters severe storms told Trotter he had heard, County was the site for a Bay and wondered tion was accurate" While Trotter noting that the Office of vices, Public Rita Scardaci ly, Plumas Coo good evacuation Scardaci cess, volatile tions and a lacl resources as i Plumas County Reservations Required suitable for ma tions. 8 3 6- 0 9 01 While the COUl a statewide disasl Regular breakfast 8:00 - 12:00 plan, Scardaci sa Large selection of wine by the bottlety would be :onSU & glass, beer and champagne role in the case tions.