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Manhattan Beach Eagle Scout Douglas Nakayaki (center in white T-shirt) and members of North High Boy Scout Troop 719 take a break during planting of the children's garden Saturday at the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden. Plants include Kangaroo Paws, Lions Tails, Parrot's Beak, and other plants that resemble parts of animal. Work parties are held the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call Botanical Garden President Gretchen Renshaw at 545-7338.

TRW park meeting Monday

The city of Manhattan Beach's Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a public meeting Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers for the public to discuss the future development of the TRW park site located at 1701 Marine Avenue. The city recently purchased the seven-acre site from TRW for baseball and soccer fields. Subsequently, the city council agreed to sell the property to the Beach Cities Health District, who intend to develop six acres as playing fields and use one acre for a youth health and fitness center. The Health District will attend and present its concept plans.

MB doctor Nobel winner

Epidemiologist Dr. Brigg Reilley, a Manhattan Beach resident was one of the many doctors comprising the group Doctors Without Borders honored with the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Reilley currently is in the Ukraine on his fifth tour with the group, which sends physicians to war-torn and disease-ridden countries to provide medical care.

Whirry a finalist

Mira Costa teacher Dr. Marilyn Whirry learned this week that she is one of five finalists under consideration to be California's delegate for National Teacher of the Year honors. Dr. Whirry flies to Sacramento for interviews late this week. California's representative will be announced next week.

Suits galore collected

The Manhattan Village and Women in Business Committee of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, whose goal was to collect 1000 suits by Oct. 16 to help women get started or re-started in business, are proud to announce that 1367 suits have been collected to date. The date to donate a suit has been extended to month's end if you want to deliver a used suit to the Manhattan Village Mall Management Office. Let's go for 2000!

Court chosen

Mira Costa High School has selected its Homecoming Court. Matt Allen, Taylor Arnett, Mike Block, Fitz Dietz, Bo Jonas and Zach Houston were named Princes. Shawna Benard, Amy Cortina, Lauren Fredricks, Meagan Schikler, Gina Johnston and Aarika Anvaripour were chosen as Princesses. The King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of the Homecoming football game against Inglewood Oct. 29. ER

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