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November 02, 2005

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Publication Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Notebook Notebook (November 02, 2005)

Program: 'Technologies to Save the World'

Four scientific innovators from around the world who are working to solve problems of humanity will appear at a panel discussion Thursday, November 10, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Menlo College in Atherton.

"Technologies to Save the World" is the title of the program featuring four winners of awards from the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation.

The program is sponsored by the Peninsula Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California.

Speakers will be Dr. Hamish Fraser, an expert in informatics and telemedicine from Boston; Mr. Saeed Awan, director of the Center for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment, of Lahore, Pakistan; Ms. Sharon Hom, executiive director of Human Rights in China, from New York; and Dr. Stephen Hall, director general of WorldFish Center, from Panang, Malaysia.

Dr. Rafiq Dossani, senior research scholar at Stanford's Asia Pacific Research Center, will moderate the program at the John D. Russell Center for international Studies at Menlo College.

The free program will be preceded by refreshments at 7 p.m.
Breakfast focuses on women, children

People interested in government issues related to women, children and families are invited to the 8th annual Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women of San Mateo County, on Saturday, November 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Burlingame Library at 480 Primrose Road.

Legislators will be on hand to share a free continental breakfast, discuss issues, and answer questions.

For information or to attend, call the commission at 363-4872.
Canoe trip to Bair Island

Enterprising volunteers can join Save the Bay for an education and work canoe trip to Bair Island on Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participants will paddle from Redwood City to Middle Bair Island, where they will learn about its history and ecology, and then help to remove invasive iceplant.

The fee is $25 for members, and $35 for non-members. For more information or to sign up, call Jocelyn Gretz at 510-452-9261, ext. 109; or visit

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