Wastewater sales were down 7 percent, with the number of customers up 1 percent. “It was marginally better than the six months of the last year,” DU General Manager Kem Carr said. Our sales are still not that good, but marginally better than last year. All the departments are financially in good shape except the Water Department. Since Termite Inspection Gold Coast we just got a water-rate increase, hopefully that will turn around and go forward. Besides lagging industrial sales, DU also has seen revenues flagging due to a milder winter and a wetter, cooler spring.
TRINITY — Members of West Morgan High School’s first two varsity football teams might confirm there is hope but no comfort in losing 20 straight games. The squad members of the 1966 and 1967 teams also might agree losing that many times without success was a character-builder that instilled determination for life’s game. Bruce Kimbrell, an offensive end, recalls that despite the tough times, there were no quitters.
He joined the military as a “Hollywood Marine” — so-called because his basic training was in San Diego — served in Vietnam and became the school’s principal. Kimbrell’s teammate those two losing years, defensive guard Don Robinson of Fort Worth, Texas, remembers “playing hard, but we were a terrible team, just learning. “
Although he was a loser on the gridiron, Robinson was a winner in the classroom, where science was his favorite subject and learning never a problem. He became a chemist and continues to make an impact in the industrial world. As commencement speaker at his alma mater Tuesday night, who would blame Robinson, 54, for not mentioning football? What he’s sure to discuss are challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the school’s Class of ’04. “It’s a great honor to be asked to return to the school where you graduated and make a speech,” he said. As I look upon those youthful faces, I will remember that I was once in one of those chairs, a long time ago. I will be giving them a perspective of what might be out there for them. “