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Oxnard Tourism Office Announces Awards

May 14, 2000

* The Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the winners of its annual awards program, which honors individuals for their contributions to the area's tourism industry.

Tourism Merit Award--Bill Faulkner of Channel Islands National Park for his service to the park and development of educational programs.

Education Award--Frank Ursitti of Channel Islands Marine Floating Lab for his contributions to schoolchildren and visiting groups.

Business Award--Dennis Costa and Thom Moore for their Fisherman's Wharf promotional efforts and development of successful business ventures.

Volunteer Honored for Computer Work

* Robert Gorman of Ventura, a volunteer with Easter Seals Tri-Counties, was awarded the JCPenney Golden Rule Award for outstanding community service. Gorman was recognized during a recent ceremony in Oxnard. He received the award, established in 1902, in part for building computers from donated parts for use by Easter Seals Tri-Counties.

Awards and Honors is compiled by Rodney Bosch. Please address items to Awards and Honors, Los Angeles Times, 93 S. Chestnut St., Ventura 93001. Items can also be faxed to The Times at 653-7576 or 653-7548.

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