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09/30/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bernie's Tune

“The service meant so much to me. You don't know how privileged
I feel and how lucky I am to have served.”

- Tony Curtis
(03 June 1925 - 29 Sept 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter, honoring the great    Tony Curtis (a.k.a. Bernie Schwartz) who passed away last night at the age of 85, was suggested by       my daughter, Adrienne Harty. Thanks, Webby!

   The accompanying song was suggested by TV writer David Wild.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k0FS3VszT4 - Bernie's Tune - Gerry Mulligan, 1956


From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-wild/bernies-tune-a-playlist-f_b_745047.html - 09/30/10:

I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood's biggest stars ever, only once. I was backstage at the arena of the MGM in Las Vegas around the turn of the 21st century waiting to interview Paul McCartney who was getting reading to go onstage. I found myself in a waiting room with Eric Burdon of the Animals fame -- already a thrill for me -- when in walked Tony Curtis with his significantly younger wife.

Even in this star-studded context, it was stunning to see this genuine Hollywood legend up close in the flesh and blood, even though at my age, I loved his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis from afar first. Tony seemed very nice and quite happy to be seeing Paul McCartney -- just like the rest of us. But what was amazing was how fabulously excited Paul McCartney was to talk to Tony Curtis. Paul later explained to me what a massive fan he was of Tony Curtis growing up, and that this man was one of the greatest and biggest movie stars of all-time. Lest we forget, he was all that, and I'm thankful I got to be in Tony's Fab presence even that one memorable time.

RIP Tony Curtis, and Bernie Schwartz too.


HOMEWORK:

http://www.tonycurtis.com

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100930/ap_on_en_mo/us_obit_tony_curtis_13

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni4632956/

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni4632823/

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni4633197/


REUNION ALERTS:

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 06/26/10 - "Birthday Party for Everyone":

Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach at 2:00 PM.

For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at evelynfish@msn.com and see http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html

   WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Ev! Sorry I'll miss it; maybe next year!  


From Bill Gross ('49) of VA - 09/08/10 - "NNHS Classes of 1948":

Newport News High School classes of February and June 1948 are planning their 62nd reunion on Sat., Oct. 2nd and Sun., Oct. 3rd at Point Plaza Suites at City Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, NN.  There will be a barbeque and dinner on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday. 

For details:  Bill Gross, 757-595-3203.

Bill Gross
wc144@juno.com

   Thanks, Bill!


      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 and 09/23/10 - "Update on locations AND Hotel Info - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":

Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of    Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65).  They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend...  The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News.  The telephone number is 757-595-4116.  We’ll post a map providing directions.

The Saturday afternoon picnic at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, begins at 1:00 PM.  $20.00 will cover the cost of your food.

http://nnhs65.com/reunion-page.html

     http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10 and 09/24/10!

          http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 09/20/10! 

45-Year NNHS Class of ’65 Reunion – Hotel Information

The following properties are within a 15-20 minute drive of our two locations for the reunion activities.

All are rated by Hotels.com at 3.0 or above on a scale of 5.0. Rates are approximate based on availability.
I’d suggest using Hotels.com or any of the travel sites to assist in making reservations.

If you’re using a GPS the address for Lynn Walker Brothers home is 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News 23606.
Event begins at 7:00 p.m. October 15th.

Newport News Park is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News 23603. Event begins at 1:00 p.m. October 16th.


Omni Newport News - 866-767-0278 - $88.00

Hilton Garden Inn - 866-538-1314 - $74.00

Microtel Newport News - 757-249-8355 or 800-246-8357 - $42.00

Days Inn Oyster Point - 866-582-3258 - $52.00

Crestwood Suites Newport News - 866-538-0315 - $69.00

Holiday Inn Express - 877-859-5095 - Newport News - $72.00

Marriott City Center - 757-873-9299 - $139.00

Comfort Suites Airport - 877-424-6423 - $100.00

Studio Plus Newport News - 757-882-8847 or 800-804-3724 - $65.00

Best Western Newport News Inn and Suites - 757-952-1182 - $81.00

Dave
captarnold@vprj.net

   Thank you, Dave!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/20/10 - "NNHS 64/64 Cruise Announcement":


ATTENTION CLASS OF 1964:


IF YOU WERE UNABLE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR BIRTHDAY CRUISE BY SEPTEMBER 20TH,
YOU CAN STILL JOIN US. IT IS NOT TOO LATE.

EVEN THOUGH WE HAD TO LOCK IN OUR FINAL NUMBER OF SEATS,
WE CAN STILL RESERVE ADDITIONAL SEATS AT OUR GROUP RATE OF $75.00 PER PERSON,
WHILE SEATS REMAIN AVAILABLE.

WE WILL REACH THE AGE OF 64 ONLY ONCE, SO DO NOT MISS THIS GALA CELEBRATION.

IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, CONTACT DAVE SPRIGGS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

nnhs64@cox.net OR TELEPHONE 757-627-1441

     http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10 and 09/21/10!

         NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html

                 http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - updated 09/28/10! 
 


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND    Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -   Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;

03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57);

04 -       My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO;

06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;

07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) AND Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


TODAY IN WWII:

September 30, 1938 - At 2:00 am, the Munich Conference ended with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler: Britain, France, Germany and Italy signed the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

September 30, 1938 - The League of Nations unanimously outlawed "intentional bombings of civilian populations".

September 30, 1939 - General Władysław Sikorski became commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.

September 30, 1941 - Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C completed the Babi Yar massacre.

September 30, 1946 - An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.

September 30, 1949 - The Berlin Airlift came to an end after 277,264 flights. The airlift had taken 2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade.

September 30, 1966 - Albert Speer and Baldur von Schirach were released at midnight from Spandau prison after completing their 20-year sentences. Speer was the Nazi minister of armaments and von Schirach was the founder of Hitler Youth.

September 30, 1997 - France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the persecution and deportation of Jews the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.


TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, September 30, 1965 - General Suharto rose to power after an alleged coup by the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacred over a million Indonesians suspected of being communists.

Thursday, September 30, 1965 - The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, was introduced.

Thursday, September 30, 1965 - Comedienne Kathleen Madigan was born in Florissant, Missouri.

Thursday, September 30, 1965 - Comedian and actor Omid Djalili (امید جلیلی) was born in Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom.


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
 

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery.php?pg=&limit=40&sort=tnid&type=tnap&field=dog_name&keyword=grace#14296

 
 
  
Grace is #1 in pet of the month: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=1

and #3 in pet of the year: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2 

  WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris! 

   Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote) - and don't drop the ball now!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery.php?pg=&limit=40&sort=tnid&type=tnap&field=dog_name&keyword=grace#14296


   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 09/29/10, 4:59 PM:

Hello Carol, Wed. Sept. 29, 2010

Thanks for publishing my letter about the christening team.

In the same issue,
  Edna Whitcomb Harrison (65) has a copy of    Julie Conn's photo from the NNHS Class of 1922.

I hope you can forward a message to her.

If she has access to that annual I'd greatly appreciate her checking for two more possible graduates of that year:

Walter G. Walker, and Thomas "Griff" Williams.

I am deeply involved in writing a history of the Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (PARC). These two were the founders.

Thanks for any help.

Fred
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fred W. Field, Class of June 1945
Fullerton, CA
fwfield@juno.com
 

   Thanks, Fred!


  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 09/29/10, 10:34 PM - "For    Fred Field (June '45 - of CA)":

  Carol,

Fred Field requested two pictures from the 1922 annual. This is the only one of the two that are in that annual.

Edna

   COOL! Thank you so much, Edna!  

   I own copies of the February 1922 and June 1923 Beacons, and Mr. Williams is neither pictured nor listed in either of those volumes.  Sorry, Fred! :o(

June 1922 Beacon
 


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 09/29/10 - "monkeys": 

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes.

Richard

   You're welcome!

Monkeys

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes the attempt with same result, all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one.

The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.

Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked.

Hang on.

Most of the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs, nor why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. After replacing all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana.

Why not?

Because as far as they know, that is the way it has always been done around here. And that, my fellow monkeys, is how Congress operates...

And that is why we need to replace ALL of the original monkeys this November.

   AMEN! Thanks, Dicky!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:

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

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

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DRAMATIC-WORKSHOP-STUDENTS.doc 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at evelynfish@msn.com - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

2. Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, 2010 - The NNHS Classes of February and June 1948 will hold their 62-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites at City Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News, VA: a barbeque and dinner on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday. For details, contact Bill Gross at wc144@juno.com or 757-595-3203.

3. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf - http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html

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

6. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion: Friday night at 7:00 PM at the home of Barry (York HS - '65) and Lynn Walker Brothers, 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 ($5.00@); Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23603 ($20.00@) For more details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964

9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


 
Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!                             Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048
     

    To donate, click on the Donate Button on the left,  or just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks! nnhs65@gmail.com
 


Bernie's Tune

http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-3/berniestune.htm  

Composed By Bernard "Bernie" Miller, Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, 1952


"Bernie's Tune" midi (sequenced by Bob Ganon) courtesy of http://www.ajsmidi.com/jazz/jazz1.html - 09/30/10

 First Image of Tony Curtis from the Webmistress' Personal Collection of Arcade Movie Star Cards - 01/11/06

 Second Image of Tony Curtis courtesy of http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100930/ap_on_en_mo/us_obit_tony_curtis_13 - 09/30/10

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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

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

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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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