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May 2, 2014
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Kudos & Kindness: Thank you for keeping Carl in your thoughts

May 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the passing of our son, Carl Young.

Carl along with two of his colleagues and best friends, Tim and Paul Samaras were killed while they were conducting tornado research in the Midwest, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. In addition to what all of you can currently read about these three very fine men on the Internet we wanted to share with all of you that some positive things have transpired this past year.

It pains us deeply to learn of more tornado tragedies in the news and the subsequent flooding in many areas. Yes, we are going through the daily pain over losing our son, Carl. That will be heightened again with the coming of Mother’s Day, Carl’s May 14 birthday, Carl/Tim/Paul May 31 fatal accident and naturally Father’s Day.

Considering all the above, Ada and I have put this together to thank you for your support. Our hope is to share these positive things about Carl that have developed due to the kindness, generosity and compassion shared by all of you and several noteworthy charities that will be illustrated below.

We believe that Carl will not be forgotten, his passion for teaching at Lake Tahoe Community College will continue through his scholarship program, and Carl/Tim/Paul’s storm chasing research work may continue in a safer manner through the deployment of the high tech Multi-function Phased Array Radar System, just to name a few.

Ada & I can not thank the organizers of the 2014 Storm Chasers Convention enough for including us as their guests in Denver, Colo., this past February. What an incredible opportunity to meet hundreds of Carl’s friends and colleagues. Also to have spent quality time with Kathy Samaras and her family provided much needed comfort and support.

May 6 is the National Day of Giving. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the First Community Foundation. In memory of Carl, Ada & I would urge you to consider donating to any of these worthy non-profit organizations.

See page 12 of today’s Tribune for more information Carl’s Earth Science Scholarship Fund through the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation.

Check out www.keeptahoeblue.org (League to Save Lake Tahoe), read page 7 of the 2013 fall newsletter.

Check out www.VentanaWS.org (Ventana Wildlife Society) , then click on the Condor Cam Image. Scroll down to bottom of page, read about dedication. If you click on the orange highlighted “Carl Young” you will view Carl’s Biography and see Carl/Tim/Paul video dedication produced by The Discovery Channel.

The following link is provided if you wish to read more about the Multi-Function Phased Array Radar that has the potential to make future tornado and other extreme weather research safer. www.nssl.noaa.gov/tools/radar/mpar/ Our hearts and prayers go out to all tornado victims , their families and friends.

Love and hugs to all of you.

Sal & Ada Lucido


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 2, 2014 07:32PM Published May 2, 2014 07:32PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.