04/18/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
“If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of
advice for all humanity
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Your income taxes must be filed tonight by midnight. I do hope you have them finished or at least filed for an extension, because one way or another.....
|"One Way or Another" is a song by
New Wave band
Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison for the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines (1978), the song was inspired by one of Harry's ex-boyfriends who stalked her after their break up. The song was released as a single in the US as the follow-up to "Heart of Glass". "One Way or Another" reached number twenty-four in the Billboard Hot 100. Although never officially released as a single in the United Kingdom and other countries, the song remains one of the group's most popular songs worldwide. Rolling Stone ranked the song #298 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song was included on the US and Canadian versions of the band's first hits compilation, The Best of Blondie (1981), but not on international releases...
|... The due date for 2010 individual federal income tax returns will
be Monday, April 18, 2011.
Traditionally, Tax Day falls on April 15 unless that day happens to be on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday. In 2011, April 15 meets none of those criteria -- it falls on a Friday, and there's no federal holiday that day.
So what's the deal? In 2011, Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15, a day earlier than normal, since April 16 falls on a Saturday. Emancipation Day marks the anniversary of the day that President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. The Act, which was "for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia," freed 3,100 slaves in the District, making DC residents the "first freed" by the federal government. In 2005, Emancipation Day was made an official public holiday in the District of Columbia.
In observance of the DC holiday, Tax Day will be moved forward one business day, this year landing it on Monday, April 18. That's the date your form has to be either submitted electronically or postmarked by for your tax return to be considered timely filed by the IRS.
Don't be fooled into believing that the day moves all individual federal income tax deadlines forward. The overseas exception due date will still be June 15, 2011. However, individual federal income tax returns on a "normal" extension will be due on Monday, Oct.17, 2011; that's because Oct. 15, 2011, (the regular extension due date) falls on a Saturday.
Passover begins tonight at sundown. We'll have more on this subject tomorrow.
|Geneva is fine. We live next door to her. Tornado came by right outside of our neighborhood. We were without power for almost 20 hours. but we are all ok.|
|Eleanor was also without power for those same 20 hours (Saturday at 4:00 PM to noon on Sunday), but suffered no damage to herself, her home, or property - and typically was out running around as though all was well and life should continue on as though nothing whatsoever had happened!|
|I didn't speak with Charis directly, but her family is safe and Eleanor thinks that her property is as well. She is, however, experiencing high levels of frustration as the Easter Fireside (a musical cantata-like event which Charis was directing) - scheduled for last night - was postponed and no date has yet been reset for it. Coupled with the fact that those weeks of planning and practicing may well have been for naught, is the "lovely" problem of "you can't get there from here" is rampant.|
Joe Mansfield (Stanton College
Prep School, FL - 2002)
Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of
NC - also known as our children by other parents:
Joe and Megan and their three sweet
little angels live out in a section of the county which sustained no
damage or power outages. When I spoke with him Sunday afternoon,
Joe was typically calling on everyone else and arranging and attending
to their needs and repairs.
He neglected to tell "his mama" that he was promoted to Captain two
|Katelyn, Megan, Joe, Jonathan and Jacob Mansfield|
|Still no word; I'll call her later today to check on her.....|
|Check out the Daily Press
for pics etc. for local damage. One of the tornados came down in
Gloucester. A lot of damage including 3 deaths. A fairly new (20 year
old or so) middle school is badly damaged.
Hope this help keeps those who not in the area informed.
Thank you so much, Joan - for everything!
Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms
Nature's fury leaves memories, little else in storm torn areas
Published: 06:23 AM, Mon Apr 18, 2011
A chilling picture emerged Sunday of the scope of devastation from Saturday's deadly tornadoes, as hundreds of families and business owners began the overwhelming process of rebuilding their lives.
At least 167 homes in Cumberland County were torn to pieces by the afternoon tornado that carved a three-block wide path across western and northern Fayetteville. Another 144 homes were damaged, 78 of them major, according to a preliminary assessment by county authorities.
More than 50 cars were smashed or crushed, and nearly 11,000 homes still had no power going into Sunday evening. Statewide, the number of confirmed dead climbed to at least 17, including one person in Linden, four in Bladen County, two in Lee County and one in Dunn.
The National Weather Service said two tornadoes touched ground in Cumberland County; the other was in the rural southeastern community of Beaver Dam. Fayetteville's tornado formed over the Wayside area of Hoke County and hit the ground along North Reilly Road, where homes in LaGrange were shredded and crushed, their contents strewn for hundreds of feet. The funnel pushed on for more than a mile to Yadkin Road, where roofs were torn from homes in Cottonade and Summerhill and towering pines snapped mid-trunk like brittle twigs.
The tornado appeared to dissipate at the All American Freeway but plowed back into neighborhoods near Andrews Road and Ramsey Street. The same tornado is believed to have continued northeasterly toward Linden, killing someone on Vault Field Road, then Dunn, where it damaged factories and killed again. The identities of both victims haven't been released.
On the ground, the extent of devastation was hard to comprehend. Fayetteville neighborhoods remained choked with debris, and major corridors were closed.
"I don't know where to start," said Mike Pate Sr., owner of Reilly Road Farmer's Market, as he tried to salvage what he could from his store. Yellow boards covered the windows blown out by the storm.
Friends and family sorted through the outside nursery plants that survived. Pate plans to rebuild the store, but it could take months.
Across town at the Longhill Pointe complex off McCloskey Road, Abby Tyjeski sifted through what was left. A wall of her second-story living room tumbled down, taking with it family photos and yearbooks.
"We're making piles," Tyjeski said, as she and Trey Wright dug through rubble 200 feet from their destroyed apartment. "Most of it is waterlogged and destroyed, but it still has the memories. At least you can look at it one last time."
Gov. Bev Perdue flew to Fayetteville in a helicopter to tour Reilly and Yadkin roads and meet with local authorities.
"We've seen tremendous property damage. I've never seen anything like this," Perdue said, shaking her head.
Mayor Tony Chavonne and Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Edge huddled with the governor before she inspected damage at Ben Martin Elementary School, which will remain closed for the rest of the school year.
Perdue promised help to neighborhoods destroyed by the dozens of tornadoes spawned statewide. She declared a state of emergency Saturday night, one of the first steps toward getting federal assistance.
"They will be rebuilt. This is North Carolina," she said. "Bottom line: There will be no stone unturned."
But on a brilliantly sunny Sunday morning, scores of residents tried only to collect what they could before a 9 p.m. curfew. The city turned buses into shuttles that transported families to their homes. Those who were lucky will only have to replace shingles or remove fallen trees. Others were left with skeleton-like wooden frames. A shelter remained open Sunday night at Westover Recreation Center.
Some residents were upset by police restrictions in subdivisions. Residents were allowed to leave their neighborhoods in their vehicles, but once they left they couldn't return by car, said Jonathan Kammen, who lives between Reilly and Yadkin roads.
"Why are they letting people walk in, but what if you have a car with groceries or medicines, or if you are shuttling a disabled person?" he said. "This is nuts."
A Fort Bragg spokesman said soldiers who were turned away from their neighborhoods by law enforcement or firefighters will be allowed access to their homes by presenting military identification.
Belongings in tow
Yadkin Road - normally a bustling commercial corridor - was filled Sunday with people on foot, pushing their belongings in carts or pulling carry-on suitcases. They passed remnants of insurance offices, real estate firms, barber shops and military outlets. Orange Xs painted on buildings indicated where rescuers had searched for the injured or dead.
Adolph Holliman made his way to his home on Cool Shade Drive in Cottonade.
"It's liveable," he said. "But some of us are not that lucky."
Joanna Hamar and Xavier Poindexter walked hand in hand down Yadkin Road after checking on a friend's business.
"It's unspeakable," Hamar said. "It's amazing what Mother Nature can do. You see it on television but you don't realize how bad it is until you see it with your own eyes."
Areas put under curfew until 6 a.m. include Reilly Road between Morganton Road and the Fort Bragg gate; Fillyaw Road; and northern parts of Yadkin Road. North Fayetteville neighborhoods under curfew include Stonegate, Fairfield Farms, Summerchase and those near Pine Forest High School, which is closed today because of damage.
Fayetteville police were working Sunday afternoon to devise a plan that would allow people to return to houses that were safe. Bragg Boulevard and the All American were open Sunday evening, but Yadkin and Reilly remained closed.
The weather service hadn't yet determined the strength of the tornado nor where it ultimately dissipated, said meteorologist Scott Sharp.
"For comparison, it compares with March 1984 as far as the severity and with the long track," he said.
A series of tornadoes ripped through the Sandhills and eastern North Carolina that year, killing 42 including one person in Cumberland County.
"It was eerily similar as far as the strength and length of the track," Sharp said.
Staff writers April Dudash, Jim Halpin and Michael Futch contributed to this story.
Staff writer Nancy McCleary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-486-3568.
Damage estimates could top $100 million in Cumberland County
Published: 12:06 PM, Mon Apr 18, 2011
|A staff report
Authorities say Saturday's tornadoes caused $50 million to $100 million in damage in Cumberland County, according to preliminary estimates released Monday.
More than 300 homes were damaged or destroyed. The actual number of damaged structures, including buildings, cars and intrastructure, will likely be much higher.
Work in the tornado-ravaged areas of Fayetteville moves today from response to recovery, according to an emergency management spokesman.
"We'll now be helping neighborhoods with recovery," said Calvin Bishop, a battalion commander with the Fayetteville Fire Department.
He heads up the department's Collapse, Search and Rescue team.
Building contractors, business owners and insurance adjusters will be allowed to enter the areas that include neighborhoods along North Reilly, Yadkin and Andrews roads and North Ramsey Street.
Contractors must have a permit issued by the city, Bishop said, and will be allowed to drive into the areas.
Business owners and insurance adjusters will be allowed to walk into the areas, Bishop said.
Everyone must register with police to account for their whereabouts, he said.
Children who were returning to schools today were assembled at one area to catch the buses, Bishop said.
The schools, with the exception of Ben Martin Elementary and Pine Forest High schools, are operating on a two-hour delay this morning.
The elementary and high schools suffered severe damage during Saturday's tornado and will be closed today, officials announced Sunday. The elementary school will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.
Meanwhile, about 350 customers of South River Electric Membership Corp. remained without power this morning, according to a spokeswoman.
A substation that serves Clinton is still out of service, Catherine O'Dell said, and there are reports of scattered outages.
Workers will be focusing on restoring service to those customers today, she said.
South River workers have been joined by crews from Lee Electrical Construction in Aberdeen and Randolph Electrical Membership Cooperative in Asheboro, O'Dell said.
Workers from Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Shallotte assisted South River workers on Sunday, she said.
A limited number of power generators arrived at Home Depot this morning, according to Robert Jenkins, manager of the Skibo Road store.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Monty Phillips ('62) (deceased 04/15/11) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to lands dark and dusty);
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA;
25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/17/11, 9:50 PM to Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - "Thank you":
Thank you, Linda May, for the sweet message. It warmed my heart. God has blessed me in so many ways that I can be more thankful than sad. Thank you for being a blessing.
God bless you.
|AMEN! Thank you, Dearest Judy!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/16/11 - " 'Can Do' the Dog":
|YES I CAN! Amazing dog!
This is one special dog.... perfect name... Can Do!!!! And boy, he can do it well... Amazing adoptive parents too...and a creative man who built these contraptions for Can Do.
WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/16/11 - "Are we gonna end up like this?":
|An elderly couple had dinner
at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table
and went into the kitchen.
The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great... I would recommend it very highly.'
The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?'
The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know... The one that's red and has thorns.'
'Do you mean a rose?'
'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?'
to Improve Your Spiritual Health
By Karen Kleinwort
Adam was walking outside of the Garden of Eden with Cane and Abel when the boys were young. Cane and Abel looked into the garden and viewed waterfalls, lovely birds, lush forests and fruit trees bending over because of the large amounts of fruit on them. Then they took a long look at where they lived. It was dry, dusty with weeds and sickly-looking trees.
"Daddy? Why don't we live in there instead of out here?" they asked innocently.
Adam said, "Well, Sons. Eve and I use to live in there at one time.
But your mother ate us out of house and home."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Recorded by Blondie,
One way or
another I'm gonna find ya
"One Way or Another" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi2.html - 04/14/09
"One Way or Another" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/coyoteugly/onewayoranother.htm - 04/14/09
"Taxes" clip art courtesy of http://irritatedtulsan.wordpress.com/2009/03/page/2/- 04/15/09
Blue-Green Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars2.html - 04/15/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08