Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, May 26, 2000
TSTA officials question charge against Bauers
Editor's Note: This is the fourth article in a series concerning
a student's grade that was administratively changed at Pecos High School
and allegations by Brenilda and Bruce Bauer that the district retaliated
against them for challenging the grade change by not renewing their contracts
for the 2000-2001 school year.
The first article, printed in Tuesday's Enterprise, related the events
that led up to the filing of a grievance by Mrs. Bauer.
Bauer claims that the grade change was unwarranted and prejudicial to
her other students.
The administration's response was that the grade was changed because
Bauer did not retain the failing work of the student involved. Without
the failing work as proof, the administration said that it could not justify
the grade to the student's complaining parents.
The second article, printed in Wednesday's Enterprise, related Mrs.
Bauer's unsuccessful march through the grievance process up through her
appeal to the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD School Board.
On December 9, 1999, the board met, and denied Mrs. Bauer's request
to have the failing grade reinstated. A few days later, Mrs. Bauer filed
a grievance with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the state agency that
oversees public education in Texas.
The third article in the series appeared in Thursday's Enterprise and
related the appeal to the TEA, and the agency's final denial of her appeal
on grounds that it lacked jurisdiction in the matter.
A few days after Mrs. Bauer filed her appeal with the TEA however, the
Bauers learned that the district was accusing them of breaking federal
and state law in regard to student records.
The Bauers claim that the accusation was an attempt to intimidate them
and a trumped up excuse to justify non-renewal of their contracts.
Judy Brown, an attorney that represents the district, said that the
district did not know about Mrs. Bauer's TEA grievance until well after
it accused the Bauers of violating the law.
By SMOKEY BRIGGS
PECOS, May 26, 2000 - Brenilda and Bruce Bauer received a letter from
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Superintendent of Schools Don Love on December 17,
1999. The letter proved to be the opening shot in the second phase of their
battle with the school district. This time, instead of fighting over a
grade changed by the administration, they were fighting for their jobs.
from a manuscript as part of the material you provided in support of Mrs.
Bauer’s grievance. I am referring to a document which has a heading of
‘CHAPTER XVIII’ dated Friday, June 18, 1999, which consists of 12 pages,”
Love said in the opening paragraph of the December 17 letter.
“The document contains the names and other personally identifiable information
about various Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District students
or former students. Further, the document makes reference to numerous “Enclosures”
which purport to be copies of student records, including conduct and discipline
reports, test papers, grade book entries, notes from administrators, and
student failure lists…,” Love said.
“All copies of school records which contain personally identifiable
student information are “records” covered by the strict disclosure prohibitions
of the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (sic) (FERPA),” Love
said. (Actually FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
“Your possession of copies of student records has not been authorized
by either the school district or the parents/guardians of the students
referenced and constitutes a violation of Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent
School District Policy FL regarding access to student records,” Love said.
Love then commanded Bruce and Brenilda Bauer to immediately return all
student records in their possession; provide a list of all persons these
records had been disclosed to and anyone who had seen any portion of the
document Love assumed CHAPTER XVIII was a part of; and to provide Love
with a copy of the entire “manuscript.”
Love gave the Bauers until January 3, 2000 to comply with his directive.
Bruce Bauer maintains that the document does not constitute a violation
“I submitted that document to Don Love in confidence - one professional
educator to another. Chapter eighteen is part of ongoing academic research
on my part on the state of education in the American Southwest. It does
not violate FERPA. It does contain the names of students, but it was given
in strict confidence to Don Love who is a person privileged to such information
under the law,” Bruce Bauer said.
“I have never communicated personally identifiable information to a
non-privileged person and the document does not violate FERPA,” he said.
“Mr. Love’s demand left us in quite a predicament. There was no way
an innocent person could respond to his demands. My guilt was presupposed
as you can see from Mr. Love’s language in the letter,” Bauer said.
The Bauers’ reply was short. They simply stated that they were not in
possession of any documents that violated FERPA.
That reply did not satisfy the administration.
The couple found out on March 3, 2000 that their professional evaluations
had been changed and that the district was not going to offer them contracts
for the 2000-2001 school year because of their alleged violations of FERPA.
The district produced the changed evaluations pursuant to an open records
request by the Enterprise.
After being graded as proficient in all categories by high school principal
Danny Rodriguez on October 4, 1999, Rodriguez changed Brenilda’s rating
to unsatisfactory for non-compliance with legal requirements and written
Hand-written on the form were allegations that she was in possession
of school records in violation of FERPA and that she was insubordinate
because she had not turned in those documents as directed.
Similarly, the administration changed Bruce Bauer’s evaluation from
the highest possible marks to the lowest in the same categories and made
identical allegations of violating FERPA and insubordination.
Judy Brown, an attorney with the law firm that represents the district,
said in a May 12 interview that the accusation was justified and that in
her opinion the Bauers had violated FERPA.
“The “manuscript” contained reference after reference to students by
name, and student records that were obviously in the possession of the
Bauers,” Brown said.
Brown said that mere possession was not an automatic violation of FERPA,
but that if the possession was outside the course and scope of the Bauers
employment with the school district, then it did constitute a violation
of the law.
“There has to be a legitimate educational interest as defined by FERPA
(for possessing records) and that does not include an individual keeping
copies to use in a manuscript,” Brown said.
“The Commissioner of Education has on many occasions said that private
use of student records is grounds for termination of contracts,” Brown
Brown said that “release” was the operative word in the law and that
the Bauers had “released” the records to themselves and to the Texas Education
Agency without authorization of the parents of the students as required
“How can you possibly have an interest in maintaining records of students
from years past?” Brown asked.
The Bauers’ contracts were not renewed because they did not return the
records in their possession, Brown said.
The Bauers disagree.
They maintain that their contracts were not renewed because they refused
to sit quiet while the administration unfairly changed a failing grade
“As a professional educator I have a legitimate educational interest
in documenting the severe problems public education is experiencing. Such
academic research is within the course and scope of my employment. It must
be,” Bauer said.
“More importantly, neither Brenilda nor myself have ever communicated
a school record containing personally identifiable information to anyone
who was not privileged to that information,” Bauer said. “Don Love is privileged.
He already has access to it. So is the Texas Education Agency.”
Kevin Lungwitz, interim general counsel for the Texas State Teachers’
Association (TSTA), agrees with the Bauers.
“To characterize the Bauers’ actions as violations of FERPA is absurd,”
Lungwitz’ comments were relayed through TSTA Information Officer Annette
Cootes after Cootes briefed him on the district’s accusations contained
in the Dec. 17 letter from Superintendent Love.
Lungwitz said that a teacher couldn’t violate FERPA by releasing records
to privileged individuals and agencies, such as to the superintendent,
or the Texas Education Agency, especially in the context of the grievance
Lungwitz did not find the argument that the Bauers had some how released
the records to themselves credible either.
Interim Executive Director and former General Counsel for TSTA, Katherine
Moore agrees with Lungwitz.
“Oh come on. What is the real reason (these teachers are being fired),”
was Moore’s first response on hearing the facts presented by the district
in the December 17 letter to the Bauers.
Moore's comments were also relayed to the Enterprise by Cootes.
“Releasing records to the superintendent or the TEA is in no way a violation
of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974,” Moore said.
Moore was a hearing officer for the Texas Education Agency before going
to work as legal counsel for the Association.
“The shame of this situation is that Pecos is going to lose two certified
teachers when there is a terrible shortage of certified teachers state
wide,” Cootes said.
No officer of the school district and no member of the school board
who was contacted were willing to comment on the decision not to renew
the Bauer’s contracts.
“Everyone looses in this situation,” Bruce Bauer said. “The child whose
grade was changed has learned a terrible lesson - that you can ignore the
rules if you are a person of influence. Our students certainly haven’t
profited from this. They have been deprived of our services in a school
district that is desperately short of certified teachers. Certainly Brenilda
and I have not gained anything. We have both lost our jobs.”
“This is wrong and sad, both for us and Pecos,” Bauer said.
Judge Bunton leaving the bench
From Staff and Wire Reports
Senior U.S. District Judge Lucius D. Bunton III, known as a friend to environmentalists for his Edwards Aquifer rulings, is retiring for health reasons.
Bunton, 75, of Midland, told his fellow judges in the western district of Texas in an e-mail Tuesday that he would take no more cases. Bunton, who as a senior judge had less than a full caseload, said in the e-mail that his lung capacity is less than 50 percent and getting worse. He said he would be on oxygen for the rest of his life.
The judge was not immediately available for an interview Thursday.
Bunton, who was appointed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter and served as chief judge for the western district from 1987 to 1992, became classified as a ``senior judge'' in December 1992. Judge W. Royal Furgeson replaced him in 1994, but Bunton continued to work, even after surgery last year for bladder cancer.
Other judges were grateful for his help. The western district has been inundated in the last five years because of a border crackdown that has caused the number of arrests to skyrocket.
U.S. District Judge James R. Nowlin, the current chief judge, said Bunton made his mark by being ``very freewheeling and independent.'' He was known as a workaholic who would push lawyers to work until 10 or 11 o'clock at night and who would finish trials that could last two weeks in less than two days.
Bunton was also instrumental in construction of a new United States District Courthouse in Pecos in 1995. The efforts were fought by other federal court officials, who had sought over the years to shut the Pecos Division down, but the local court now handles the second highest criminal caseload in the Western District, after the local caseload fell to zero in April of 1994, just after Bunton’s retirement from full time status.
Ken Kramer, state director for the Sierra Club, said Bunton would be remembered for forcing the creation of a management system to regulate withdrawal of water from the Edwards Aquifer.
The Sierra Club had sued under the Endangered Species Act as drought conditions and increased pumping were draining the aquifer; the group was fighting to protect species living in the aquifer-fed springs in New Braunfels and San Marcos.
Bunton's rulings required the Texas Legislature to take steps to protect the springflows. He also at one point declared an Edwards Aquifer emergency and ordered limits on water usage by the city of San Antonio and other aquifer pumpers. The 175-mile-long underground aquifer is the sole source of drinking water for San Antonio.
An appeals court later struck down that ruling.
But Bunton stood by the environmentalists.
``He didn't always get affirmed, but he ruled with them frequently, and I think he is proud of that,'' Nowlin said.
``There were people who just didn't agree with him,'' said U.S. District Judge H.F. ``Hippo'' Garcia, who is based in San Antonio. ``But it didn't bother him at all. He did what he thought was right.''
Bunton also handled cases involving the Republic of Texas separatist group, one of the first cases heard in the new Lucius D. Bunton III Federal Courthouse in Pecos.
In the spring of 1996, Bunton warned members of the group, who contended that Texas never was legally annexed by the United States, to quit filing bogus liens against property owners in Texas.
“I granted an injunction against (Richard) McLaren to keep him from filing superfluous liens. He didn’t quit, so I had him cited for contempt. I brought him back to the courthouse in Pecos and ordered him jailed until he purged himself of contempt by removing the liens. He stayed in jail for about three months, and then I felt sorry for him, called him back, put a lot of restrictions on him, and turned him loose. I probably made a mistake because he did not change his ways,” Bunton said in his memoirs titled, “A Bit of Bunton.”
McLaren’s arrest was ordered in December of 1996. McLaren hid out on his Fort Davis property and in April of 1997, the group got into a week-long armed standoff with authorities that ultimately ended peacefully.
Another interesting chapter in Bunton’s life came when he was asked to act as the judge in the television production entitled, “On Trial Lee Harvey Oswald,” which was filmed in London, England in 1986.
Bunton was asked to fill in when his friend and fellow judge Bob Hill encountered a scheduling conflict. Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted the Charles Manson murder case was cast as the prosecutor and noted defense attorney and television commentator Gerry Spence represented Oswald, Bunton relates in his memoirs.
Nowlin said Bunton's retirement puts even more pressure on western district judges to try to handle the increased caseload. The number of criminal cases filed in the district has jumped 182 percent since 1995.
Nowlin said he is pushing for legislation to add two federal judges in the district.
There is plenty of room at the federal courthouse in Pecos, which has no resident judge but was built in 1995 at the urging of Bunton. Critics called the $19.6 million courthouse, which is named for Bunton, a waste of taxpayers' money and a monument to the senior judge.
In his retirement letter this week, Bunton told his fellow judges he'd still be there for them.
``At anytime please know I have a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen to your troubles, a heart that beats with yours, an eye to your future, a nose for your business and a voice for advice if you think you need it.''
Envirocare offers reason for storage method
By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, May 26, 2000 - Envirocare of Texas' area representative was in
Pecos on Thursday, and offered an explanation on why his company feels
assured isolation of low level radioactive waste above ground would be
better in the long run than below ground storage.
Gene Brown, West Texas Director of Community Relations for Envirocare
of Texas, said future methods of decontaminating trace radioactivity on
materials placed in isolation would be easier to achieve if the materials,
such as clothing and syringes, were easily recoverable from an above-ground
site, compared with underground burial of those materials.
Envirocare is seeking permission from the State of Texas to build an
above ground radioactive waste storage site eight miles north of Barstow,
on land owned by rancher John Forrester in western Ward County. The company
chose the site after determining there were no underground aquifers in
the area, and that water from the site would drain away from the Pecos
River and into Soda Lake, currently a dry low spot north of Barstow.
Radioactive materials would be stored in metal drums and housed inside
a concrete bunker that would be covered over with dirt and fenced in around
Envirocare originally had sought a permit for a site in Andrews County,
along with another company, Waste Control Specialists, after the state's
planned underground low level waste dump in Hudspeth County was rejected
in December of 1998. Action was begun in the 1999 Texas Legislature's session
on the Andrews County plans, but was dropped when underground water was
found at that location.
"Assured isolation is something people in America are not familiar with,"
Brown said. "It has been tried in other countries, and right now, we have
to give folks a chance to learn about it. That's part of the process going
Envirocare opened an office in Monahans last month with Brown in charge,
and company president Khosrow Semnani was in Monahans on Tuesday to speak
to members of the local Lions Club.
"He told them something about his life experiences and how he came to
America," Brown said, along with answering some questions about his company's
"This is the question and answer process that goes on, and we are in
the process of answering questions they raise to us."
Brown said that the items that will be kept in isolation do not become
radioactive, but are stored because all the radioactive materials currently
cannot be separated from those items. "Sometime in the future they may
find a way to do that, so that those items can be made safe again," Brown
Reaction to the site has been mixed in Ward County, while Reeves County
Commissioners earlier this year passed a resolution in opposition to the
plan and on Thursday, Town of Pecos City Council members passed their own
resolution asking that any referendum on the plan not be limited to Ward
County voters alone.
Only 5 percent of Ward County's 13,000 residents are within 20 miles
of the site, while 75 percent of Reeves County's residents would be within
20 miles of the location, north of Barstow.
Brown said to his knowledge, because the site would be on private property,
a referendum would not be possible at this point.
"We're not an initiative-referendum state like California is. Something
would have to be changed in the election code," he said. "That doesn't
mean it couldn't happen next year, but my understanding from the (Ward)
county commissioners a referendum is not possible at this point."
Ward County Judge Sam Massey said he tentatively has an item on the
commissioners' June 12 agenda to ask the Legislature to allow Ward County
to have a binding referendum on the waste dumpsite.
"Under State Rep. Warren Chisum's (1998) bill it had to have a local
vote, but when we looked at it there were several other things in the bill
we didn't want to include, so we decided to come back a little later,"
"I want the people in Ward County to have a say in that," he said. "It
would seem that those for and against would support that, since both sides
say they have the majority of the votes."
Brown said while a final decision is a year away at the earliest, the
company is already doing soil, water and vegetation sample testing at the
site, along with reading background radiation in the area to set baseline
"We have five test wells checking for water, and we've never found any
water in any of them," he said.
"We also put out decimeters to read accumulated radiation for the quarter
(three-month period) and send those in to be read," he added. "We're taking
soil samples and vegetation samples to see what the readings are at the
site. If the site were to be built we'd keep doing that to see if the radiation
levels at the site have changed any."
One item Brown was unsure of was the possible conflict with the Air
Force's Realistic Bomber Training Initiative. The Air Force plans to fly
B-1 and B-52 bombers in a loop around Pecos, targeting electronic scoring
sites in the area. The planes will fly as low as 500 feet, and preliminary
route maps issued last year by the Air Force showed the Envirocare site
may be on the inside edge of the flight path over western Ward County.
An official with the Texas Department of Health, which is reviewing
Envirocare's permit, said earlier this year that may be taken into consideration
when the TDH announces its final decision. No word is expected from the
agency until sometime late this fall.
Questions remain on bill for emergency services
By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, May 26, 2000 - Pecos is a 14-miles drive away from Envirocare's
proposed low-level radioactive waste site.
Monahans is a 42-mile drive away.
So it would figure that any emergency situation requiring fire or ambulance
personnel at the site north of Barstow would bring crews from Pecos and
Reeves County before they would come in from Monahans. The question is,
who would pay for the cost of covering the side and extra training local
crews would need to deal with a radioactive waste storage area.
Envirocare says Reeves and Ward County can work that out, with the extra
money that would be provided Ward County for hosting the side.
Ward County Judge Sam Massey says, not so fast _ Envirocare can work
that problem out on their own with Reeves County and the City of Pecos.
"The money would not come from Ward County," Massey said this morning.
"It might come from Envirocare.
"I don't know why Ward County would fund a hospital in Reeves County,"
he said, adding, "Envirocare has promised they would do a lot of things,
so I would assume they would help with the cost of training emergency workers
Barstow has its own volunteer fire department, but is sometimes helped
out by Pecos Volunteer firemen on larger blazes. However, ambulance services
in the Barstow area of Ward County are handled by the Pecos Volunteer Ambulance
Service, as are accidents on Interstate 20 in far western Ward County.
Gene Brown, Envirocare's West Texas Director for Community Relations
said that under the Texas-Maine-Vermont radioactive waste compact originally
designed for Hudspeth County, 10 percent of each state's $25 million payment
to Texas, or $5 million, would go to the host county. Brown said that Envirocare's
president, Khosrow Semnani, also would donate 5 percent of his company's
revenues to the host county.
Massey said the money would go into the Ward County general fund, and
commissioners would then decide how the money would be used.
"My guess is all this has to do with county government," Brown said.
"The county commissioners (from Ward and Reeves counties) would have to
work that out on how services would be divided up and how to use the funds."
"I've asked them (Envirocare) a lot of questions about whether they
would do local training and they said yes, they would be doing it. So I
would assume they would do it at each hospital," Massey said.
Brown pointed out none of this can take effect until next year at the
earliest, since the current three-state compact arrangement will have to
be altered by the Texas Legislature.
"If I recall correctly, the compact says the site can only go to Hudspeth
County," he said. "If we're going to have a site in Texas it has to be
designated by the Legislature."
He said State Representative Bob Turner, whose district includes Ward
County, said a decision on any waste site would either be made before April
1 or not until the end of May, since redistricting is expected to take
up much of the legislature's time during the latter part of the 2001 session.
Harrison, Wein announced as top PHS grads
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, May 26, 2000 - Two Pecos High School seniors will have the privilege
of speaking before their family, teachers and friends tonight at the PHS
graduation 2000, set for 8 p.m. at Eagle Stadium.
Senior Brandi Harrison earned the position of valedictorian out of 161
graduating seniors with a local grade point average of 4.15, while Craig
Wein will be the salutatorian for tonight's commencement exercises.
Harrison plans to attend West Texas A&M University in Canyon this
Harrison said she is looking forward to attending WTAMU and plans to
study Animal Science
"I'm excited, I think it's going to be a new experience," she said.
"I plan to have a lot of fun."
While at PHS, Harrison was involved in many activities.
She was president of National Honor Society and Future Farmers of America.
She was vice-president of 4-H and secretary/treasurer of the Youth Development
Foundation. Harrison was also co-chairperson for Drug Awareness Safety
and Health and editor of the school newspaper.
Harrison was a member of Student Council, Pecos Youth Advisory Commission,
FFA Senior Chapter Conducting Team, Texas High School Rodeo Association,
High Plains Junior Rodeo Association, Latin Club, Junior Engineering Technology
Society, First Baptist Church Youth Group, Extension Program Council 4-H
and Youth Committee, Duke University Talent Identification Program, Gifted
and Talented Program and the Texas Communities Futures Forum.
She also competed in Basketball, Track, UIL-Journalism and Land Judging.
Harrison also received many awards, including Outstanding Pre-AP English
I student, Outstanding Pre-AP English II student, Outstanding Pre-Calculus
student, Outstanding AP-Biology student and Outstanding Student of the
She was also Who's Who Among American High School Students, Texas High
School Rodeo Region II Rookie of the Year and State Qualifier, All-American
Scholar and PBT-ISD G/T Student of the Year.
Harrison also received the US National Leadership Merit Award, FFA Star
Chapter Farmer award, 4-H Gold Star Award, US National Mathematics Award,
U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, Presidential Award for Educational
Excellence and a UIL Scholar Award.
She was nominated for and attended the Global Young Leaders Conference
in New York and Washington D.C.
Harrison was a member of the JETS District-winning team, State-second
place team and National qualifying team.
She was also the District 2-4A winner and regional qualifier in the
3200-meter run in 1999, earning All-District honors.
This year, Harrison was nominated for the Pecos Chamber of Commerce
Student of the Year.
When asked what her reaction to being named valedictorian Harrison said,
"I was relieved because Craig and I were really close."
Harrison is the daughter of Roger and Angela Harrison and has a sister,
Kaci who will be a freshman at PHS next year.
Wein has received the honors of giving the salutatory address with a
local GPA of 4.11, and said he was honored to deliver the address.
"I felt that all my hard work and doing well in school really paid off,"
Wein was chairman for the Youth Development Foundation, treasurer for
the National Honor Society, a member of the Gifted and Talented Program
and Junior Engineering Technical Society.
He participated in one year of One Act Play and four years of Band.
Wein was recognized in Who's Who Among American High School Students
for four years.
He received the Outstanding Student in Economics award, a U.S. National
Mathematics award, the Joe Bob Kelton Award, a U.S. Army Reserve Scholar
Athlete award, the Rotary Club scholarship, the Twentieth Century scholarship,
a Youth Development Foundation scholarship, and a Presidential Award for
Wein also participated in two years of junior varsity tennis, one year
of cross-country, one year of varsity track, two years of JV football and
two years of varsity football.
He was linebacker on the football team and received All-District honors
Wein also participated in four years of varsity swimming and in three
of the four years, was a member of the District Champion Boys Team.
All four years he was also recognized as an All-District swimmer and
This year he was a part of the Region Champion Boys Team and state qualifier.
Wein is the son of Pat Wein and Becky Wein and the brother to Michael,
Michelle, Sara and Rebecca Wein.
Memorial Day closings, events are announced
PECOS, May 26, 2000 - City, state and federal workers and most local businesses
will be taking an extra day off on Monday for Memorial Day:
Town of Pecos City workers will have the day off, City Hall will be
closed, while Reeves County workers and the Reeves County Courthouse, along
with the U.S. District Courthouse also will be closed Monday.
Businesses that will be closed include Security State Bank and the First
National Bank in Pecos, as well as the Pecos Enterprise.
As part of the Memorial Day holiday, the Pecos Chapter of the Catholic
War Veterans will hold a service at 8 a.m. on Monday at the Santa Rosa
Cemetery on East Seventh Street. All local veterans are invited to attend.
PEDC schedules July 29 ceremony for OC's campus
PECOS, May 26, 2000 - The Pecos Economic Development Corporation has set
the grand opening of the Odessa College Technical Training Center in Pecos
for 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, PEDC president Gari Ward said Thursday.
Officials from Odessa College and from Austin are scheduled to be in
Pecos for the ceremony. The new OC Training Center in Pecos will open for
its first summer classes this coming Tuesday.
Graveside services for Ruby Clay, 88, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Pecos
Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Henderson officiating. Burial will
follow at Greenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.
Clay was born March 20, 1912 in Plain Dealing, La., and was a lifelong
resident of Pecos, a homemaker and a Baptist. She died Saturday, May 20,
2000 at her home in Pecos.
Survivors include one daughter, Thelma Dickson of Pecos, eight grandchildren,
18 great-grandchild, an aunt, one niece, and numerous relatives and friends.
PECOS, May 26, 2000 - High Thursday 102. Low this morning 67. Forecast
for tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 60s. Saturday: Mostly sunny.
High in the upper 90s. Saturday night: Mostly clear. Low in the mid 60s.
Sunday through Tuesday: Mostly sunny days and fair nights through the period.
Lows in the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Highs 100-105.
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