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Spectrum - June 21, 2006

Guest Opinion: A wake-up call on preparing for emergencies

by Annette Ashton

The minor earthquake early last Thursday morning did more than wake me up <0x2104> it was a wake-up call that we need to be better prepared for all kind of emergencies, not just the potential avian-flu pandemic that the Weekly featured in its issue the day before.

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Annette Glanckopf Ashton is retired from a career focusing on strategic planning, business development and information technology in health care. She has been active in neighborhood issues and emergency preparation. She chairs the emergency medical services committee of the Santa Clara County Health Advisory Commission. She can be emailed at


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