- NNHS Newsletter -
First Day of Sukkot
“On the first day, you will take for
a fruit of a beautiful tree,
palm branches, twigs of a braided tree
and brook willows, and you will rejoice
before the L-RD your G-d for seven days.”
- Leviticus 23:40
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
celebration is, I believe, a first for us here together as a Typhoon Family.
It began last night at sunset.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-pj6NU9gk -
Sisu V'simchu, Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, cantor J. Malovany, Alexander
Tsaliuk, solo - J. Malovany; Piano - Alexander Velikovskiy
Psalm 118: 24 - 25:
24 This is the day which the Lord hath
made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now
23: 33 - 41:
¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this
seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the
35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the
eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an
offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall
do no servile work therein.
37 These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy
convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt
offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing
upon his day:
38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all
your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in
the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on
the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees,
branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the
brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It
shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in
the seventh month.
NEWS FLASH - COUNTDOWN -
The NNHS Class of 1963
its 45-Year Reunion on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.
FORMER NNHS STUDENTS
We’re Going Back!!!!
The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former
NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:
A 60’s Sock
Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!!
Names of all members in your party must be provided with
What: A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00
Cost: $15 per person
Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come,
first served basis. Send check or money order payable to:
Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
firstname.lastname@example.org or 495-2022. Include
signed/dated release of liability form.
Event parking in lot at 29th & 30th Street (Between Huntington
Socks only, (no shoes of any
kind or bare feet) will be permitted in the gymnasium.
Soft drinks & snacks will be sold
at the event.
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things
CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORM - ADDED 09/21/08:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND
My Youngest Granddaughter,
Emeline Harty of OR!
Milton Nunnally ('66 / '67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);Lou
Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND
Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of
Coleman ('63) of NC;
John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;
Mr. Julius Conn - 1904
(deceased - Sept 1983)
Albert Dorner ('66) of VA
Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!
Happy Returns, One and All!
STILL TO COME:
1. Unbelievable treasures from
Chestnut ('65) of VA;
2. A plethora of new
Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA
- still not
done, but I am making progress!
Thank you, Ladies!
About 30 images from the NNHS Tour with the
Class of 1968 PLUS another 30 or so
from Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of
('65) of NC!
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 10/13/08, 5:31 PM - "fido
I tried and tried and could
not get the fido puzzle to open up for me. So I did a
search for it. I found the following web address and it contained the answer. I
guess this is the fido puzzle that was mentioned in
today's (Oct.13th newsletter).
WHY THE FIDO PUZZLE WORKS
The key lies in a characteristic of the number 9. If you transpose the digits in
a number and subtract the smaller number from the larger, the difference is
always evenly divisible by 9.
4321 rearranged to 1423
4321 minus 1423 = 2898
I choose to circle the 9, leaving the numbers 2, 8 &8 to be typed in.
The only number that may be added to the sequence 2+8+8 and be divisible evenly
by 9 is 9 (the digit I circled). [2+8+8+9=27]
6734 rearranged to 7346
7346 minus 6734 = 612
I choose to circle the 6, leaving the numbers 1 &2 to be typed in.
The only number that may be added to the sequence 1+2 and be divisible evenly by
9 is 6 (the digit I circled). [1+2+6=9]
578 rearranged to 857
857 minus 578 = 279
I choose to circle the 2, leaving the numbers 7 &9 to be typed in.
The only number that may be added to the sequence 7+9 and be divisible evenly by
9 is 2 (the digit I circled). [7+9+2=18] The designer has programmed the
puzzle to do the math so your computer has no problem supplying the 'missing'
I did remember that it had something the do with the Nifty Numeral
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA -
10/13/08, 7:58 PM - "Amazing Brain Teaser -
Newsletter of 13 October":
I think we did a variation of this numerical
legerdemain some months ago.
While I cannot offer a mathematical proof, here is how it is done:
All the folderol leading up to the point entering a the 3 digit number is merely
designed to get you to enter that 3 digit number. Once you do that, an algorithm
runs in the background and does the following:
- it sums the three digits of the entered number,
- it divides that sum by nine and notes the
remainder, e.g. 14 divided by 9 goes 1 times with a remainder of 5
- it subtracts that remainder from nine and ...
presto ... displays the result, e.g. 9-5=4
You can test it yourself.
Here is the sequence:
000 -> 9
001 -> 8
002 -> 7
003 -> 6
004 -> 5
005 -> 4
006 -> 3
007 -> 2
008 -> 1
009 -> 9
010 -> 8
011 -> 7
012 -> 6
013 -> 5
014 -> 4
015 -> 3
016 -> 2
017 -> 1
990 -> 9
991 -> 8
992 -> 7
993 -> 6
994 -> 5
995 -> 4
996 -> 3
997 -> 2
998 -> 1
999 -> 9
I suspect that this somehow involves the mathematical "Rule of Nines", but this
involves modular arithmetic, with which I am unfamiliar.
I have high expectations that sometime during the Millennial Reign, my math
skills will enlarge and improve, and I will see and understand such matters
without experiencing sudden sharp aches in my brain.....
From My Cousin-in-Law-in-Law
Kay, of MI - 10/13/08 - "There comes a point... ":
comes a point in your life when you realize
who never did,
who won't anymore...
and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past;
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
From www.LifeScript.com -
10/13/08 - "The 13 Germiest Things You Own":
13 Germy Items That Will Gross You Out
By Lisa Zamosky, Special to LifeScript
With 80% of all infections transmitted by direct and indirect human
contact, it’s no wonder experts implore us to wash our hands before eating or
touching our eyes, nose or mouth. Germs and viruses can and do set up shop on
the objects we come into contact with daily. LifeScript talked with a few germ
experts to find out what’s lurking on 12 everyday items and the steps we can
take to keep them clean and protect our
Item #1: Sponges
This kitchen “essential” is the germiest object you’ll ever touch, says
University of Arizona microbiologist Charles Gerba, Ph.D. The kitchen sponge
commonly carries E. coli and fecal bacteria as well as many other microbes.
“In a lot of the
we looked at, the cleaner they were [on the surface] the more germs
we found because people were spreading them around [with their sponge].
Usually, we found fewer [bacteria] in the homes of bachelors because they
never cleaned the place. If you don’t use a disinfectant cleaner, you’re just
giving a free ride to germs,” Gerba says.
Zapping sponges in
the microwave for one to two minutes on a weekly basis, or
them through the
will kill off any organisms growing inside. You should also
replace your sponges at least monthly.
Item #2: Women’s purses
The inside of your
may be cluttered, but it’s the bottom that’s crawling with tens of
thousands of germs, such as E. coli and salmonella. Women innocently place
their purses on germ-infested public floors and surfaces, only to have these
bacteria attach themselves to the bottom of their “it” bag.
Never set your
purse down on the floor in a public place, especially the bathroom.
According to Gerba, public commodes are teaming with microbes. Hang your bag
on a hook whenever possible.
Item #3: Men’s wallets
Even germier than women’s
, the inside of a man’s wallet seems to be a breeding ground for
microbes. Gerba says the wallet likely functions as an incubator. “You’re
sitting on it and you’re keeping all your money and anything that’s
degradable nice and warm and there is higher moisture content.”
Don’t load your
wallet up with papers, and if you can, keep your dollar bills in a separate
compartment. Whenever possible, pull your wallet out of your back pocket and
let it breathe.
Item #4: Makeup case
Heading out for a night on the town right after work? While you’re
freshening up with lipstick, you’re also likely slapping on some extra
cases are on Gerba’s list of the top germiest items. “The makeup
creates something for the microbes to grow in and stick to,” Gerba says.
(See related article:
7 Bad Makeup Practices
Leather cases are
easier to wipe down and disinfect than fabric cases. Pull your makeup out
and clean the case every week or so with a disinfecting wipe (don’t use an
anti-bacterial one because it won’t kill viruses, which are the greatest
concern with respect to infection), or spray a germicide, such as Lysol,
onto a paper towel and use it to wipe down the surface. Also, replace your
makeup in accordance with expiration dates. Anything that touches your eyes,
such as mascara, should be ditched every three to six months to reduce the
risk of bacterial contamination that can lead to troublesome eye infections.
Item #5: Remote control
This is one of those items that everybody handles, but few people think
about cleaning. Because it’s touched by many hands – those expert
transmitters of germs – the remote control is one item worth paying
attention to the next time you’re getting ready to clean
down all remote controls with a disinfecting wipe or spray. If you can
remember to do so, wash your hands before you sit down to watch TV. Or, keep
a bottle of disinfecting hand gel next to the remote or TV.
Item #6: Pillows and mattress
Phillip Tierno, Ph.D., director of clinical microbiology
and diagnostic immunology at the New York University Medical Center and
author of The Secret Life of Germs
, (Atria, 2004), the average person
sheds about 1.5 million
cells per hour and perspires one quart per day while doing nothing.
Add fungal mold and spores, bacteria, chemicals, dust, lint, fibers, dust
mites, insect parts and a host of other items to your bed, and a mattress
every ten years. After five years, 10% of the weight of a pillow
is dust mites. “It’s like a zoo,” says Tierno, “an eco-system in your pillow
and mattress.” How’s that for a lullaby?
Protective Step: C
mattress and pillows with impervious outer covers, and don’t forget to do
the same for your box spring, too. “Allergy-proof coverings seal the
mattress and pillow, preventing anything from getting in or out, which
protects you,” Tierno says. He also suggests that you wash your sheets in
hot water every seven days.
Item #7: Refillable liquid soap dispensers
According to Gerba, fecal bacteria grow in refillable soap dispensers. “You
can get as many as 10 million bacteria on your hands every time you use
one,” he says. “They grow in the soap.”
Protective Step: Don’t use them!
Buy a new soap dispenser when you run out.
Item #8: PDA
When examining items in men’s offices, Gerba found that the personal digital
assistant (PDA) was among the top items harboring the greatest amount of
germs. In fact, it came in just behind the wallet and purse in the race for
Do your best to
keep your hands clean by washing them regularly and/or using alcohol sprays
or gels, which Gerba says have been shown to reduce
by 30%-50%. Tierno suggests cleaning your hands with alcohol
wipe has the same concentration, but you’re rubbing so you
have the [added benefit of] friction.” It’s the friction, according to
Tierno, that removes the cells that contain germs. Also, wipe down your PDA
regularly with a disinfecting wipe or germicidal spray.
Item #9: Phones
Of all the items you touch on a daily basis, your phone is the one that’s
guaranteed to make direct contact with your face. Frighteningly, the phone
was one of the areas where Gerba found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA), a drug-resistant form of staph bacteria that can cause
and blood infections, which can turn fatal.
don’t share phones. Wipe down your office,
and cell phones regularly with disinfecting wipes or a paper towel
sprayed with a germicidal agent. (See related article:
10 Ways to Save the World and Your Health
Item #10: Desk drawer bottom
The bottom of the desk drawer is the moldiest site Gerba sampled in offices
around the country. MRSA was also found in many desk drawer bottoms tested.
“Seventy percent of women and about 40 percent of men have
in their desks,” Gerba says. Unfortunately for the fairer sex, the
women store – apples, bananas, granola bars – tend to be more
biodegradable, creating more of an opportunity for mold and other bacteria
Keep food stored
in airtight containers and be diligent about cleaning food out of your desk
regularly. Wipe down the surface of the desk drawer bottom with disinfecting
wipes or germicidal spray on a regular basis.
Item #11: Computer mouse
Chances are your hand is touching one right now. Not only is the computer
mouse a common breeding ground for the MRSA bug, it also ranks among the top
four moldiest spots in the office. And according to Gerba’s studies, if
yeast and/or mold is somewhere in your office, it’s all over your office.
Protective Step: Again, use
disinfectant. People who claim to use disinfectants are found to have only
one-quarter the number of bacteria of those who don’t.
Item #12: Door handle
Given that 80% of all infections are transmitted through direct and indirect
human contact, we know that our hands play a major role in our overall
. Door handles are a major source of the germs and viruses we
acquire. According to Gerba, “When a person is ill and in the office, he’s
laying a minefield of viruses behind him while he coughs and sneezes and
touches things. You really run a germ gauntlet during the flu and cold
“I spray my door
knobs, particularly if someone with a hint of a cold walks in,” Gerba says.
According to Tierno, germicidal sprays, such as Lysol with alcohol, are
excellent remedies because they reduce bptj particulates and the
Items #13: The car
Gerba found that dashboards, door handles and cup holders in cars sampled
around the country had an average of 10,000 bacteria per four square inches.
The bigger the car, the more germs there were, probably because larger
numbers of kids tend to travel in these vehicles. And where there are kids,
germs will follow.
The worst kinds of bacteria were found in cars in humid climates such as in
Florida, while molds were rampant in cars in cold places like Chicago. “They
act like a
in Chicago and a sauna in Florida,” Gerba says.
Wipe down the
surfaces of your car with disinfectant wipes. Minimize eating in your car as
much as possible;
is a major cause of bacteria. If you must eat while on the go, vacuum
up any particles left on the seats, upholstery and carpet.
Want to learn more? Get your own copy of
The Secret Life of Germs
Is Your Hygiene Heinous?
When it comes to your hygiene habits, would those who know you praise your
penchant for cleanliness or cry foul over your questionable ways? Good hygiene
cannot be underestimated -
, not to mention reputation, depends on it. Find out where your
habits rank on the cleanliness meter with this
From Mark Friedman ('65) of
VA - 10/13/08:
It DOES work well!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY!
(#13 in a Series of 26):
... more pics for the newsletter. Amazing artwork!
These are amazing!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS
1. Friday, October 17, 2008, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Reunion Registration - Omni
Hotel Lobby -
OF 1963 AND GUESTS
2. Friday, October 17, 2008, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - A 60s Sock Hop in the NNHS
High School Gym! - $15.00 per person -
ALL PRE-REGISTERED TYPHOONS
3. Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:00 AM - Noon - A Tour of the Old NNHS (now
Huntington Hall) - ALL
4. Saturday, October 18, 2008, 6:30 PM - Midnight - Omni - Dinner, Program,
Dancing with a Live 60s Band, and a Few Surprises -
NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS
5. Sunday, October 19, 2008, 8:00AM - Noon - Farewell Continental Breakfast
- NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND
Hospitality Suite All Weekend!"
Y'all take care of each other!
TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Sisu Vesimchu B'simchat Torah
Ut'nu kavod laTorah
Ki tov sachra mikol sechora
Mipaz umip'ninim yekara
Nagil venasis b'zot haTorah
Ki hi lanu oz ve'ora
Rejoice and be merry on Simchat
honor to the Torah!
For her reward is greater
than any business,
More valuable than jewels.
We shall rejoice and be
merry on Simchat Torah,
For it is for us strength
"Sisu Vesimchu" midi
and lyrics courtesy of
Sukkot" Greeting Card courtesy of
http://www.njop.org/html/CCJH.htm - 10/14/08
Clip art of Lulav
used to form Divider Lines courtesy of
Girl clip art courtesy of
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!!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy
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