Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Chris Lane Quoted in Today's Capital Times Online Regarding Isla Mujeres

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    Rob Zaleski: Hurricanes test ex-residents' resolve

    By Rob Zaleski
    October 26, 2005

    About Rob

    Rob Zaleski is a 32-year veteran of the news business. His columns appear every Monday and Wednesday in the Communities section.
    Ruben wasn't the only ex-Wisconsinite who was shaken.

    Chris Lane, a Lodi native who had moved to enchanting Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, in 2003 and who was profiled in this space last March, rode out Wilma in a shelter at the island's highest point. But he told his parents, Rick and Vicky Lane of Lodi, in a phone call Monday that "anything that wasn't cemented down is gone" and that helicopters were flying in food and water to those who'd stayed behind.

    (The La Gloria English School on Isla Mujeres, which is owned and operated by Tom and Maggie Washa of Middleton, suffered water damage but otherwise "survived just fine," Maggie Washa said Tuesday.)

    Meanwhile, my sister Marilyn - who moved to Naples with her late husband Sam in 1981, bought a condo across the street from the beach for $110,000 and has always insisted she's among the luckiest people on the planet - has spent the last four nights at a motel in Ocala in the middle of the state.

    And she says the moment she gets back - assuming her condo's still standing - she's going to sell the property and start all over again in Maryland or Virginia.

    But she's apparently an exception.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ snip ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    "Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to check my shutters."


    Published: 9:59 AM 10/26/05

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