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07/25/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
A Little Less Talk

Action may not always bring happiness,
but there is no happiness without action.”

- Benjamin Disraeli
(21 Dec 1804 - 19 Apr 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

     I really had no intention of issuing a Newsletter today, so when I changed my mind at the noon hour, I just swiped everything from this one we ran nearly two years ago:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-28-06-NNHS-A-Little-Less-Talk.html


UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to:

      My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -     Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of NC;

31 -
  Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 -        My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND    Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


HEALTH UPDATE:

1.  Jerry Allen ('65) of VA:

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/25/08, 10:37 AM - "Jerry update":

Here is an update on Jerry.  Say a prayer or two for him.  We went yesterday for a post op check up which led to an appointment at the hospital to check for a blood clot.  More than one blood clot was found and Jerry was sent to ER and admitted from there.  The doctor called me this morning with test results (they did several while they have him) and said that he would be there at least until Sunday.  He will have a scan on his chest this afternoon.  I'm heading up there now. 
 
Thanks in advance for your prayers.
 
Love,
Judy

   YIKES! Kiss your darling husband for us, Dearest Judy! I've just added him back on our prayer roll, and we'll keep 'em coming!


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/23/08 - "Sobering Read":

A lot of good information and suggestions.... "Snopes" can neither confirm  nor deny.
 
   Juval Aviv was the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie 'Munich' was based.

He was Golda Meir's bodyguard--she appointed him to track down and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games.

In a lecture in New York City a few weeks ago, he shared information  that EVERY American needs to know--but that our government has not yet shared with us. (Aviv's bio is noted at end.)

He predicted the London subway bombing on the Bill O'Reilly show on Fox News stating publicly that it would happen within a week. At the time, O'Reilly laughed and mocked him saying that in a week he wanted him back on the show. But, unfortunately, within a week the terrorist attack had occurred.

Juval Aviv gave intelligence (via what he had gathered in Israel and the Middle East) to the Bush Administration about 9/11 a month before it occurred. His report specifically said they would use planes as bombs and target high profile buildings and monuments. He was not taken seriously by the Bush Administration, and they refused to respond to his concerns. Congress has since hired him as a security consultant, but he's frustrated as the Administration still does not really listen to him or his advice.

He didn't agree with Bush going into Iraq, saying that it didn't make sense to do so if what we really wanted was the terrorists responsible for 9/11. He also believes in Golda Meir's approach, which was to bring justice to the terrorists but not to take down civilians. Aviv feels that killing civilians only creates more terrorists. However, similar to George Bush, Israel's leaders since Meir are not as insightful about such matters as she was.

For example, Aviv articulately states that Israel's greatest mistake against their war on terror was to invade the West Bank and Gaza and then to stay there. He says they should have followed the proven anti-terrorist strategy which is to 'Hit and Leave,' instead of 'Hit and Stay.' He fears we are now 'stuck in Iraq' and that the consequences will be worse than that of Vietnam. Iraq has become the U.S. version of Israel's West Bank/Gaza strip debacle. Aviv doesn't believe we will ever be able to truly leave Iraq; because even when we are able to pull our troops back, we will still have to go back regularly to keep order which will keep us quagmired. We should have hit hard and left immediately.

Now for his future predictions. He predicts the next terrorist attack on the U.S. will occur within the next few months. Forget hijacking airplanes, because he says terrorists will NEVER try and hijack a plane again as they know the people onboard will never go down quietly again. Aviv believes our airport security is a joke--that we have been reactionary rather than proactive in developing strategies that are truly effective.

    For example:

1) our airport technology is outdated. We look for metal, and the new explosives are made of plastic.

2) He talked about how some idiot tried to light his shoe on fire. Because of that, now everyone has to take off their shoes. A group of idiots tried to bring aboard liquid explosives. Now we can't bring liquids on board. He says he's waiting for some suicidal maniac to pour liquid explosive on his underwear; at which point, security will have us all traveling naked! Every strategy we have is 'reactionary.'

3) We only focus on security when people are heading to the gates. Aviv says that if a terrorist attack targets airports in the future, they will target busy times on the front end of the airport when/where people are checking in. It would be easy for someone to take two suitcases of explosives, walk up to a busy check-in line, ask a person next to them to watch their bags for a minute while they run to the restroom or get a drink, and then detonate the bags BEFORE security even gets involved. In Israel, security checks bags BEFORE people can even ENTER the airport.

Aviv says the next terrorist attack here in America is imminent and will involve suicide bombers and non-suicide bombers in places where large groups of people congregate. (i. e., Disneyland, Las Vegas casinos, big cities (New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc.) and that it will also include shopping malls, subways in rush hour, train stations, etc., as well as rural America this time
(Wyoming, Montana, etc.).

The attack will be characterized by simultaneous detonations around the country (terrorists like big impact), involving at least 5-8 cities, including rural areas. Aviv says terrorists won't need to use suicide bombers in many of the larger cities, because at places like the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, they can simply valet park a car loaded with explosives and walk away.

Aviv says all of the above is well known in intelligence circles, but that our U.S. government does not want to 'alarm American citizens' with the facts.

Aviv also predicts that the U. S. will attack Iran & Syria BEFORE Bush leaves office. Since our troop force is stretched at the moment, the U.S. will likely resort to using small, strategic nuclear weapons, eve n though the headlines the next day will read 'US Nukes Islamic World'.

The world is quickly going to become 'a different place,' and issues like 'global warming' and political correctness will become totally irrelevant.

On an encouraging note, he says that Americans don't have to be concerned about being nuked. Aviv says the terrorists who want to destroy America will not use sophisticated weapons. They like to use suicide as a front-line approach.
It's cheap, it's easy, it's effective; and they have an infinite abundance of young militants more than willing to 'meet their destiny.'

He also says the next level of terrorists, over which America should be most concerned, will not be coming from abroad. But will be, instead, 'homegrown' - having attended and been educated in our own schools and universities right here in the U. S. He says to look for 'students' who frequently travel back and forth to the Middle East. These young terrorists will be most dangerous because
they will know our language and will fully understand the habits of Americans; but that we Americans won't know/understand a thing about them.

Aviv says that, as a people, Americans are unaware and uneducated about the terroristic threats we will, inevitably, face. America still has only have a handful of Arabic and Farsi speaking people in our intelligence networks, and Aviv says it is critical that we change that fact - SOON.

So, what can America do to protect itself?

From an intelligence perspective, Aviv says the U.S. needs to stop relying on satellites and technology for intelligence. We need to, instead follow Israel's, Ireland's and England's hands on examples of human intelligence, both from an infiltration perspective as well as to trust 'aware' citizens to help.

We need to engage and educate ourselves as citizens; however, our U. S. government continues to treat us, its citizens, 'like babies.' Our government thinks we 'can't handle the truth' and are concerned that we'll panic if we understand the realities of  terrorism. Aviv says this is a deadly mistake. Aviv recently created/executed a security test for our Congress, by  placing an empty briefcase in five well-traveled spots in five major cities. The results?  Not one person called 911 or sought a policeman to check it out. In fact, in Chicago, someone tried to steal the briefcase! In comparison, Aviv says that citizens of
  Israel are so well 'trained' that an unattended bag or package would be reported in seconds by citizens who know to publicly shout,  'Unattended Bag.' The area would be quickly & calmly cleared by the citizens themselves. But, unfortunately, America hasn't been yet 'hurt enough' by terrorism for their government to fully understand the need to educate its citizens or for the government to understand that it's their citizens who are, inevitably, the best first-line of defense against terrorism.

Aviv also was concerned about the high number of children here in America who were in preschool and kindergarten after 9/11, who were 'lost' without parents being able to pick them up, and about ours schools that 
had no plan in place to best care for he students until parents could get there. (In New York City, this was days, in some cases!)

He stresses the importance of having a plan, that's agreed upon within your family, to respond to in the event of a terroristic emergency. He urges parents to contact their children's schools and demand that the schools, too, develop plans of actions, as they do in Israel.

Does your family know what to do if you can't contact one another by ph one? Where would you gather in an emergency? He says we should all have a plan that is easy enough for even our youngest children to remember and follow.

Aviv says that the U. S. government has in force a plan that, in the event of another terrorist attack, will immediately cut-off EVERYONE's ability to use cell phones, blackberries, etc., as this is the preferred communication source used by terrorists and is often the way that their bombs are detonated. How will you communicate with your loved ones in the event you cannot speak? You need to have a plan.


Aviv's Bio as follows:
Juval Aviv holds an M. A. in Business from Tel Aviv University and is President and CEO of Interior, Inc., an international corporate intelligence and investigations firm.

Interfor, Inc. is now based in New York, with offices around the world. It was founded in 1979 and provides foreign and domestic intelligence services to legal, corporate and financial communities around the world. Interfor, Inc.  also conducts investigations into terrorism and Mr. Aviv now serves as a special consultant to the U. S. Congress, and other policy makers, here within the U. S. on issues of terrorism, fraud and money laundering.

Interfor's services encompass white-collar crime investigations, asset search and recovery, corporate due diligence, litigation support, fraud investigations, internal compliance investigations and security and vulnerability assessments. Since its inception, Interfor's asset investigation services have recovered over $2 billion worldwide for its clients.

A leading authority on terrorist networks, Mr. Aviv served as lead investigator for Pan Am Airways into the Pan Am 103-Lockerbie terrorist bombing. He was featured in the recent film, Munich, as the leader of the Israeli team that tracked down the terrorists who kidnapped the Israeli Olympic team.
 
Before founding Interfor, Mr. Aviv served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force (Major, retired) leading an elite Commando/Intelligence Unit, and was later selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of intelligence special operations, serving in many countries in the late 1960's and 1970's.

While working as a consultant with El Al, Mr. Aviv surveyed the existing security measures in place and updated El Al's security program, making El Al the safest airline in business today.

Most recently, Mr. Aviv wrote a book entitled, 'Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business.' (2004, Harper Resource)

He has been a featured guest on ABC Nightline, FOX News, CNN, BBC Newsnight, ZDF (German National Television) and RAI (Italian National Television)--and has been featured in numerous articles in major magazines and newspapers worldwide.

"The police serve to protect the innocent, not grant latitude to the guilty. You cannot negotiate ... with evil"

   YOWZERONI! Thanks for this information, Norris!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/24/08 - "A good job!":

Perfect for a Monday morning... puts it all into perspective

When you have a 'I Hate My Job' day, try this:  


On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson.

Be very sure you get this brand.

Change into very comfortable clothing and sit in your favorite chair. Open the package and remove the thermometer. Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken.

Now the fun part begins. Take out the literature from the box and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print there is a statement:

'Every Rectal Thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is personally tested and then sanitized. '

Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, 'I am so glad I do not work in the thermometer quality control department at Johnson & Johnson.'  

HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS MORE OF A PAIN IN THE BUTT THAN YOURS!

   EEEWWWW!!! Thanks, Joyce!


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 07/24/08 - "definition of globalization":

Sorry,     Joe Madagan - '57 - of FL), The problem is not with the word whisky. That is correct. The problem is with the word Scottish Whisky. You see you never ever call Scotch Whisky, Scottish Whisky, just like you don’t call a Canada Goose a Canadian Goose.

By the way, Whisky can only be spelled that way when it is made in Scotland. Whisky made other places is spelled Whiskey. Oh and I did check the bottles. Actually I checked my Dewar’s bottle twice before I would write this note. Well gota go buy some more club soda.

Loved the definition of Globalization.

Richard

   Ah, you're a purist after me own heart, Dicky Darlin'! Thanks for the illumination!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/24/08 - "It finally happened...":

I don't think I've gotten quite this bad......but it could happen to some of my friends!!
This is just a warning!!
 
 Joyce Cahoon

 
Well, it finally happened ... I've sent soooooooo many e-mails that my mouse overheated.
 
Check it out for yourself, this is what happens if you overuse your mouse. Click on this link: 

http://www.flamingcursor.com/

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Joyce!


PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - update of 07/25/08 - SEE ABOVE

2.   Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE: 07/19/08

3.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye -  07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

4.   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain; update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08

5. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

6. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08

7.       My Niece, Shari, of VA - hospitalized 07/19/08

8.     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08

9.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08; update of 07/20/08 - SEE: 07/21/08

10. My second granddaughter,     Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy; update of 07/06/08: SEE: 07/07/08

11. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output;  SEE: 07/03/08

12. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; 
update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

13.   Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston).

14. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "

15. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422


16.
    Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - "I WENT BACK INTO THE HOSPITAL TUESDAY (07/15/08)"

17. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"; update of 07/19/08 - finished her radiation treatments and is now cancer free !!!!!  - will be having reconstructive surgery in August.

18. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08

19. All of Us


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-EVELYNS-PARTY.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-29-07-EVELYNS-PARTY.html

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND PERHAPS OTHERS:

 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html  - 07/23/08


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

                                             Love to all, Carol

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A Little Less Talk

Words and Music by Toby Keith and Jim Femino

(Toby Keith, 1993)
(b. 8 July 1961)

I was getting kinda tired of her endless chatter
Nothing I could say ever seemed to matter
So I took a little drive just to clear my head
I saw a flashing neon up ahead
It looked like a place to find some satisfaction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

I paid the man at the door and pushed my way to the bar
Shouted for a drink over a screaming guitar
A drunk on a stool tried to mess with my head
But I didn't even listen to a word he said
I knew somewhere amid all this distraction
Was a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk if you please
A lot more loving is what I need
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

Well she was fighting them off at a corner table
She had a longneck bottle she was peeling the label
The look on her face it was perfectly clear
She said somebody please get me out of here
The look she shot me through the glass refraction
Said a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk if you please
A lot more loving is what I need
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk
A lot more loving
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action
Get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action


"A Little Less Talk" midi courtesy of http://www.mididelight.com/download/693 - 07/27/06

"A Little Less Talk" lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tobykeith/alittlelesstalkandalotmoreaction.html - 07/27/06

"Less Talk: More Action" Drawing courtesy of http://fanlistings.dreame.net/fred/ - 07/27/06

Animated Cowgirl Linda Singing clip art (designed by Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 09/01/05

Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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!

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