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04/05/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency
of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody,
then you make everybody your judge.

- Fritz Perls
(08 July 1893 - 14 Mar 1970) 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Today's Newsletter is a flashback to the eighties.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ifovMqgjBk - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIUmxqdK9sI -  Stop Draggin' My Car Around - Weird Al Yankovic


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 -   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -      Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND    Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -     Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

12 -  Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:

1. Betty Holland ('66) of VA - 04/04/10:

Sunday 04/04/2010 5:01:05pm
Name: Betty Holland
E-Mail: betty23661@verizon.net
Marital Status married
City/Country: Hampton
Favorite Teachers Coach Nuttycombe
Hobbies reading, gardening, Nascar, grandkids
Comments I LOVED LOOKING AT ALL OF MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS. BORN & RAISED IN NN. MY BROTHER JOHN TOLD ME ABOUT THIS SITE & I HAVE TOLD A LOT OF MY FRIENDS WHO ALSO GREW UP IN NN.

   Thanks, Betty!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 5, 1941 - German commandos secured docks along the Danube River in preparation for Germany’s invasion of the Balkans.

April 5, 1942 - The Japanese Navy attacked Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire were sunk southwest of the island.

April 5, 1943 - American bomber aircraft accidentally caused more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. The target was the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.

April 5, 1944 - 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura were executed by the Germans.

April 5, 1945 - Yugoslav partisan leader Josip "Tito" Broz signed an agreement with the Soviet Union allowing "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".

April 5, 1946 - Soviet troops left the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Monday, April 5, 1965 - Baseball player Cris Carpenter was born in St. Augustine, Florida.


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/04/10 - "new e-mail":

This is   Carroll Buchanan's ('60) new e-mail: _______________________
  
   Thanks, Glenn, I've switched it now!


    From Forrest Powell ('63) of VA - 04/04/10 - "Easter Bonnet, Monument Avenue, Richmond Easter Parade 2010":

Carol
 
Here is my granddaughter, Holland, who made a special Easter Bonnet for the Richmond VA Monument Avenue Easter Parade today.

Forrest Powell '63
   
Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010
Richmond, VA
  
   OHH, what a beautiful girl she is - no real surprise there! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Forrest! Love her bonnet; that must be great fun to wear, too!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/04/10 - "An eighth grade education in 1895":

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895...

Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education?

Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.


8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS - 1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)
1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.
2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications.
3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph.
4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of 'lie, ‘play,' and 'run.'
5. Define case; illustrate each case.
6 What is punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of punctuation.
7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

Arithmetic (Time,1 hour 15 minutes)
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. Deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. Wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3,942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1,050 lbs. For tare?
4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find the cost of 6,720 lbs. Coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft.. Long at $20 per metre?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.

U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.

Orthography (Time, one hour)
[Do we even know what this is??]
1. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u.' (HUH?)
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup.
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography (Time, one hour)
1 What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.

Notice that the exam took FIVE HOURS to complete. Gives the saying 'he only had an 8th grade education' a whole new meaning, doesn't it?!

Also shows you how poor our education system has become and, NO, I don't have the answers!
  
   Thank you so much, Glenn! This does put education in a whole new perspective!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at bobsawalker@verizon.net (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at bsb0735@cox.net (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953

2. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at bineher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / ggill@sbo.hampton.k12.va.us with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

6. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at tnsjones@charter.net. - CLASS OF 1963

7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net. OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965


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Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Written by Tom Petty (b. 20 Oct 1950) and Mike Campbell (b. 01 Feb 1950)

Recorded by Stevie Nicks (b. 26 May 1948) with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1981
 

Baby you'll come knocking on
my front door
Same old line you used to use before
I said ya...well...
what am I supposed to do
I didn't know what I was getting into

So you've had a little trouble in town
Now you're keeping some demon down
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around

It's hard to think about
what you've wanted
It's hard to think about what you've lost
This doesn't have to be the big get even
This doesn't have to be anything at all

I know you really want to
tell me good-bye
I know you really want to
be your own girl

Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight
of the words
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around

There's people running 'round loose
in the world
Ain't got nothing better to do
Than make a meal of some
bright eyed kid
You need someone looking after you

I know you really want to
tell me good-bye
I know you really want to
be your own girl

Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight
of the words
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around


"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" midi courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/valentinesday1/ValSongs.html - 04/05/10

"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" lyrics courtesy of http://rockalittle.com/stopdrag.htm - 04/05/10

"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (MII-4)" Title clip art by GravityX9 courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/35959495@N00/2695609983 - 04/05/10

Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 08/20/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy o
f http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 03/07/06

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  From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL - 04/04/10 - "Correcting Congress (Finally someone is thinking and taking action).":

So who can we get to head this group "Change Congress."  Anyone interested?  I'm ready to join now!

Correcting Congress
 

This message came from a person reared in Stamford, Texas, graduate of a major college, retired from Associated press and has written about four books that have done well.  The books that he has written are of the investigative type that he had to dig down and find the information to write about and all of them have been good. 

I have the same request to you that he gave to me.  I do not care to discuss any political parties.  If you think what he has written has merit, please pass it along to your friends.  If you do not find any merit in it, be my guest and hit the delete button.

Thanks,
A Fellow American

 

Congressional Reform Act of 2010


1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six year Senate terms
B. Six Two year House terms
C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


2. No Tenure / No Pension:

A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term(s), then go home and back to work.


4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.



8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

     Thanks, Patti! I've received this from a number of people now; I wonder if anyone will take action??


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 04/04/10:


Linguistics

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative."

"However," he pointed out, "there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah. Right." 


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