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2 Thursday, July 3, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahrump Valley Gazette, formerly known &s the Death Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (ISSN #07467419), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated as a legal news- paper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Goldfield Group Pub- lashers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the Val- ley View Plaza, 1330 Hwy. 160, Ste. 3, Pahrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727-7192. Periodical postage paid at Pahtump, Nevada and ad- ditional mailing offices. Postmas- ter: send address changes to The Pahrump Vail O, Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193. For billing or subscription in- quiries please telephone 800/682. 2640. Copyrights: No part of this )ublication may be copied or re- )roduced by any means without the express written permission of the Publishers. Included are pho- tos, stories, staff produced adver- tiseraents, columns, cartoons and all other materials. All rights re- served by The Pahrump Valley Gazette, Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley Gazette columnists are their own and do not necessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters must he signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be published. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will he edited for length and libel. Mail to 1330 Hwy. 160, Suite 3, Pahmmp, NV 89048 Northern and Central Nevada Friday_.Dry and warmer. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Saturday and Sunday...Breezy in the west...Otherwise dry and seasonably warm. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Southern Nevada Friday...Dry and warmer. Breezy in the afternoon. Lows in the 70s. Highs in the upper 90s to near ll0. Saturday and Stlnday...Dry with breezy al.emoons. Seasonably hot. Lows in the 70s to lower 80s. Highs from 100to near 112. Califonda Ilesert Amls Friday._Clear. Bzezy during the afternoon and evening hours. Lows, from the 50s Owens Valley to the mid 70s Death Valley. Highs from the upper 80s to lower 90s Owens Valley to 107 Death Valley. Saturday...Mostly clear. Locally breezy in the a.moon and evening hours. Lows from the 50s Owens Valley to the mid to upper 70s Death Valley. Highs fromthe 90sowens Valley to 110 Death Valley. Sunday.Mostly clear. Lows from the mid 50s Owens Valley to the mid 70s to lower 80s Death Valley. Highs fromdae 90s Owens Valley to 112 Death Valley. Did it all start here ? For many, the birthplace of the current UFO craze is not Area 51 or Roswell, New Mexico, but rather Landers. Cali- fornia -- home of Giant Rock and the Integratron. It was here -- in Landers -- that George Van Tassel, a retired aircraft engineer, migrated to in 1947 and soon there- after encountered visitors from the stars. George and his family set- up camp, north of Landers, at Giant Rock -- a huge free- standing boulder. Years ear- lier an old hermit named Frank Critzer had burrowed rooms BLM bulldozed The Come On Inn and filled the rooms beneath Giant Rock. The Integratron, however, still stands at its original site. A tour of the Integratron is more than just a walk-through of the large, two story, white dome... It's an experience! Although Van Tassel never totally finished the large ma- Agent 0 As the mist clears from the blast, a silhouette emerges. beneath the large granite monolith, this became storage for the VanTassels while they constructed The Come On Inn, a small care adjacent to the rock. The Van Tassel s held group meditations at Giant Rock starting in the early 1950's, then in the late summer of 1953 a flying saucer from the planet Venus landed, bringing George the information needed to rejuvenate human cell tissue -- the fountain of youth, so to speak. The next year George and some friends started construction of the Integratron -- the machine that would carry out this rejuvenation process. After George had his encounter with the flying saucer and its occupants, he also began holding UFO conventions at Giant Rock  it is reported that more than 11,000 people attended these gatherings throughout the years. If these conventions were not the first of their kind, they'd follow a close second. George Van Tassel passed away in 1978, leaving the Integratron structure finished, but still in the testing phase of the actual rejuvenation process. After George's death, the chine, smaller rejuvenation machines -- called Multi- wave Oscillators -- are in use at the site, and the tour includes exposure to this pro- cess. [Note: Children under 5 years are not allowed to be in the room during this part of the tour] If you're not interested in the supposed healing power of the electric arc produced by these "Multi-wave Oscillators", or the group meditation on the second floor of the structure, the tour is still worthwhile. The architecture of the Integratron is quite stunning, no screws or nails were used in its construction, every ,joist and floor board is pinned in place with wooden dowe": it survived the Landers 7.4 magnitude earthquake unscathea,"T ', the cinder block building next to it wasn't so lucky. I didn't see any flying saucers during my camp out at Giant Rock, or my visit to the Integratron. But it was pleasant desert camping, and a wonderful look at a well preserved piece of UFO history. For information on the Integratron and Giant Rock contact the Landers Chamber of Commerce in Landers, California. Or visit the Integratron web site at: http://www.integratron.com 24-Hour Urgent Care When Jack took a spill: his mother knew exactly where to take him. Pahrump Center for Healthcare 1501E. Galvada Blvd.. Pahrump, NV89048 702-727-6060 Established 1981 Publisher MaryAnn McNeil/ RePorter/Photo(]raphers Patti Babcock Andy Holtmann Geoff Kreis Lesley Stronach Production Director Dann Weeks Art Director Sean Wilson Produc__ Editors Ann Smart Pete Peters Dor.Groner Kevin ,I. SimDson Teresa Stan Gina Moore Photogratv | Ethet Messer ,, Bruce Stevenson 'b Advertisino Director Carlton McCaslin  A(Qtmt Executive Beverly Sacca ", Resident A cnt/Controlle?' Marie Lapriore Administration/Circulstion Angle Lapnore, Admin. Asst. Norm Leavitt, Distribution You can contact the .... 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