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10/25/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Dr. Who

“The concept is simply staggering. Pointless, but staggering."

- The Doctor, in "The Pirate Planet"

"First things first, but not necessarily in that order.”

- The Doctor, in "Meglos"

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Today's theme comes at the suggestion of my #2 daughter-in-law,
    Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw High, OR - '94) of OH.

   And hey - she already has our trip pictures posted on her blog:

http://www.bethanyharty.blogspot.com/

   Thanks twice, Pretty Lady!


HOMEWORK:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/:

The First Doctor

William Hartnell
1963-1966

The Second Doctor

Patrick Troughton
1966-1969

The Third Doctor

Jon Pertwee
1970-1974

The Fourth Doctor

Tom Baker
1974-1981

The Fifth Doctor

Peter Davison
1982-1984

 

The Sixth Doctor

Colin Baker
1984-1986

The Seventh Doctor

Sylvester McCoy
1987-1996

The Eighth Doctor

Paul McGann
1996

The Ninth Doctor

Christopher Eccleston

Doctor Who?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4370000/newsid_4373800/4373861.stm:

What is the Tardis?

Tardis stands for Time and Relative Dimension (or Dimensions) in Space. It's the Doctor's machine for travelling through time and space.

It's also his home. The strange thing about the Tardis is that it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.


BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:

   Happy Birthday today to     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!  Tomorrow, we'll have a Two-Fer:    Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY  AND    Randy Tate ('66) of DE will both be celebrating!  On Saturday (formerly known as Navy Day), we'll have another Two-Fer:    Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA  AND        Sepi ("Dimples") Dinwiddie-Prichard ('58) of NC are both having birthdays!  On Sunday,   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA will be celebrating her birthday, and on Monday,    Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA will be as well!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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


   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 10/20/07 - "From this day forward, I will never complain about ANYTHING!!!":

lv, ev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GNzBFnUAdo

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Okay, my toes don't do that, I'm sure my feet don't do that, I don't think my legs do that, and even if they did, my eyes don't see well enough that far from my face to be able to do anything like unto any of that!!! That is just incredibly awesome! Thanks, Evelyn!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 10/20/07 - "Let's Say Thanks":

http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1280.html
 
Use the link above to pick a card to send to one of our troops overseas. 

  This is such a great idea - and takes so little time to do so much! Thanks, Janice!


     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 10/20/07 - "Sammy Shopping":

I just had to send this latest picture of Sammy.  I have "grandmotheritis" really bad!

Please share with anyone who might want to see - he's about 2.5 months now.

My best to you all and thanks for putting up with me,
Pam  

   Thanks, Pam! This is one condition with which I myself am quite familiar, so have at it, Lady - he's adorable!

 
Here's Sam in his new hat.
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/21/07:

Hi Carol.
 
After reading the October 17th newsletter, I tried to locate an email address for   Elaine (Wilkinson Bracken - '61 - of VA) to thank her for her most kind words.  But I was navigating from your home page and couldn't seem to find one. 

   Here's the trick:

   From the home page, find this:

**** SITE MAP ****  

   Then scroll down alphabetically until you see:

EMAIL ADDRESSES 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1961.html - TA-DAH!!

Please tell her she is most kind.  I always thought Elaine was the cutest and spunkiest of my classmates.  I loved her giggle and smile.  During the years we were in school together I did not realize we shared a BD.  So I too, am honored to share with her.  We Virgo's really are kindred spirits. :) :)

 
A side note, my computer has been very ill lately.  I believe they call it M.D. crashitis.  Anyway, it went away for a visit with a good tech doctor.  When it came home again, it relapsed.  So with some borrowed parts (from the grandkids' pcu until a new one arrives) I may have a good dose of the ups and downs. :) :)  I am sure you understand perfectly about all these wonderful cpu diseases.  I wonder when they will prefect some new immunizations.  Instead of D.P.T.s they could call it M.D.C.s. LOL. 

Hope you had a lot of fun with your family.  Have a good week.
 
Joan Lauterbach Krause

   Your crashing computer story gives me the chills as little else can, Joan!  I hope it's all better now!    And yes, I had a marvelous time with all those babies - young and older! Thanks, Lady!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/21/07:

http://www.wgal.com/mylife/14345058/detail.html
How to give yourself a great massage!
 
http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/10/16/295530.html
A kind hearted 9 year old.

   WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Shari!


    From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 10/22/07 - "Coat Hanger - Free Movie Day":

Carol,
 
Has there even been a mention about the free movie day downtown... you had to bring 15? coat-hangers and you get in free. Also the Flash Gordon episodes... what a way to start your Saturday morning.... and you have to get hotdogs at _____  where they were 2 for 25 cents...(forgot the name).

  Terry G. Seay
  Senior Principal Consultant
  ORACLE | ACS Certified
  J D Edwards Business Solutions
  Job Cost - Homebuilder - Financial - Procurement

   Hi, Terry! Yes, there was indeed such a discussion a couple of years back. Everyone seemed to remember this scenario but me. It SHOULD be posted somewhere in here, but I can't seem to find it. It must have blown my mind too much to post it!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html 

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-movie-theaters.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/warwick-theater.html - Should it have been posted here?? As for the hot dogs, the only place I remember is The Dog House, and I don't recall the prices there:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html 

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-C-G.html

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/dog-house.html

   Other people have from time to time mentioned other good sources for hot dogs, but uh, I can't seem to recall those either.....

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Thanks, Terry!


  From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 10/22/07 - "Frances and four others on their Swarm October 2007":

Pics of my trip to Minneapolis and the U of M's Sherlock Holmes room and collection.  Five women fans of SH, Jeremy Brett and Laurie R. Kings Beekeeper's Apprentice series.
 
We swarm twice a year.  Next is to be in Austin.  The U of TX has some Conan Doyle/SHolmes materials.  
Tim, the curator at the U of Minn was an exquisite host.  The Mall of America was big and full of bargains.
We always have high tea somewhere.

Frances

http://patches.smugmug.com/gallery/3693449#211459353

   OH, WOW, this is waaay cool!  Such fun you must have had!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Frances!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/22/07 - "Stress Pig":

 We all need this pig from time to time.....some days more than others.
 
JUST CLICK ON HER NOSE....she comes in handy when you are having one of those days!
 
      http://people.ambrosiasw.com/~andrew/funny/piggy.swf

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! That ought to do it! Thanks again, Shari!


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 10/22/07:

JUST IN CASE YOU WEREN'T FEELING TOO OLD TODAY:

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STARTING COLLEGE THIS FALL ACROSS THE NATION WERE BORN IN 1989.
 
THEY ARE TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER:

THE 'CHALLENGER' BLOWING UP.

THEIR LIFETIME HAS ALWAYS INCLUDED AIDS.

THE CD WAS INTRODUCED 2 YEARS BEFORE THEY WERE BORN.

THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN ANSWERING MACHINE.

THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD CABLE.

JAY LENO HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

POPCORN HAS ALWAYS BEEN COOKED IN THE MICROWAVE.

THEY NEVER TOOK A SWIM AND THOUGHT ABOUT JAWS!

THEY DON'T KNOW WHO MORK WAS OR WHERE HE WAS FROM.

THEY NEVER HEARD: 'WHERE'S THE BEEF?', 'I'D WALK A MILE FOR A CAMEL', OR 'DE PLANE BOSS, DE PLANE'.

MCDONALD'S NEVER CAME IN STYROFOAM CONTAINERS.

THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE HOW TO USE A TYPEWRITER.

DO YOU FEEL OLD YET? (SORRY) PASS THIS ON TO THE OTHER OLD FOGIES ON YOUR LIST.

NOTICE THE LARGER TYPE. THAT'S FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE TROUBLE READING .
 
SAVE THE EARTH! IT'S THE ONLY PLANET WITH CHOCOLATE AND WINE.

   GIGGLES - How sad for them!!! Thanks, Mark!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/22/07 - "~Some cuteness for the day~ ":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sjXSmbv3Cg
This is adorable!

   I quite agree!  Thanks again, Shari!


      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/22/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Estate Planning......... ":

ESTATE PLANNING 101

When Bob found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed a woman to enjoy it with.

So, one evening he went to a singles bar where he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away. He went up to her and said, "I may look like just an ordinary man, but in just a week or two, my father will die, and I'll inherit 20 million dollars."

Impressed, the woman went home with him that evening and, three days later, she became his stepmother.

Women are so much smarter than men.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


MYSTERY OF THE MISSING BRIDGE UPDATE:

THE QUESTION:

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/18/07 - "Now Missing Bridge":

Perhaps this will stimulate some discussion among the more senior alumni.

If you look closely at this image, in the upper left corner you will see the very familiar water tower.  But, look to the right of the tower. Is that not a bridge over the RR tracks? 
By my calculations, it is at 58th Street.
The same area today almost suggests that a bridge
stood there. Does anybody have a recollection of a bridge
at that location? Why and when was it removed?
  2007

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

   Thanks, Captain!
 


THE RESPONSES:

1. From Dale Parsons ('48) of VA - 10/24/07 - "58th Street Bridge":
 

Carol
 
Yes, there was a 58th Street wooden bridge built during W/W 2 for shipyard workers living in Betsy Lee Gardens and other workers living in that area also for the HRPE laundry located at Jefferson Avenue and Briarfield road which later became Crown Fastener. I believe that bridge was dismantled around 1946 or 1947..
 
Dale Parsons 48
 

2.   From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 10/24/07 - "58th Street Bridge":

Dave, Carol and all,
<<to the right of the tower. Is that not a bridge over the RR tracks?  By my calculations, it is at 58th Street.>>
The answer to part of your question is on page 134 of "Newport News, A Centennial History" published by the City of Newport News in 1996, where it says "A temporary span at 58th Street between Huntington and Marshall Avenues further improved access between the communities northern and southern halves." 
 
It does not say when or why it was removed but since it says temporary and I, who lived on 64th street from 1947 to 1960, have no memory of it my assumption is that it was removed soon after the end of WWII in 1945.
 
If you do not have this book, you should, especially if you are interested in Newport News or Warwick County history because it is chock full of little known facts about Newport News.  It is an attractive book and well worth the price.  Lots of photos and well written and interesting text too.  I bought mine at the War Memorial Museum in Huntington Park just a few years ago.
Al Simms
Class of 1960
 

3.   From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 10/25/07 - "The 58th Street Bridge":
 

As I recall, that particular (and short-lived) bridge was built during World War II to ease traffic over downtown bridges and the overpass at the James River Bridge entrance. Literally thousands of people traveled daily between the shipyard and housing developments that sprang up on the 'other side of the tracks' and east of Jefferson Avenue in what was then part of Warwick and Elizabeth City Counties.
 
Like so many war-time projects, it was built of wood, and because of the close proximity of the tracks to what was then Virginia Avenue (now Warwick Boulevard), it was pretty steep on that end. The other end had a more gentle slope, because of the distance between the tracks and Jefferson.
 
Sometime in the late 40s (I think) it was torn down. The reasoning may have been that s/y employment had dropped considerably to pre-war levels, but it may have also been because it might catch fire and/or fall down (bridges do that, from time to time, you know - especially wooden ones).
 
But before the bridge was demolished, the North End Fire Station was built at 48th and Virginia Avenue right next to the steepest part of the bridge.
 
NOTE to Dave: That building is depicted on page 291 of the 1946 book about Newport News. As far as I know, the building is still there, but no longer used as a fire station.
 
TRIVIA NOTE: Did you know that very early-on, Huntington Avenue was named after Lafayette? The name was changed in 1903 as a memorial to the founder of NNS, who had passed away in 1900 (see page 202, same book).
 
Bill Lee  
 

4.   From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/25/07 - "58th Street Bridge":
 

I asked Dad (age 94) about the bridge, and he remembers there being a 58th St bridge -- but doesn't remember when or why it was taken down. He thinks it was very old at the time and was possibly deemed unsafe. It may have been taken down during or shortly after WWII.
 
That picture was just one of those 3 pictures of the shipyard that the Cap'n had sent to you recently. It seemed to me that the pictures were probably taken during or before WWII. Notice the carrier at the 34th St pier -- that's definitely a WWII-era carrier. Also, the new ship under construction in the 52nd St drydock looks like it could be a battleship or carrier -- hard to say with just the hull put together at that point.
 
And, it looks like ALL the ships docked in the yard or under construction were military vessels, but again, that's hard to say for sure. Anyhow, that's why I suspect the photos are WWII vintage.
 

5.       From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/25/07:
 

CBD,
 
In reply to Dave's question regarding "the bridge over the railroad tracks", is there a movie in that line?, if he is talking about a "structure" that runs parallel to Warwick and Jefferson Avenues, in between both, that is apparent in the "before" photo and "gone" in the after, I can tell him what it appears to have been!
 
Without divulging the why of it, during the course of "my work" I spent about 4 years at the railroad both on the "track gang" and at the coal piers. Additionally, in my early youth my father was a "yard conductor" (crew supervisor) there, also. Anyway, what Dave is seeing is an "earth works" of elevated tracks in the before photo. This anomaly was a man made hill with a few tracks upon it that "dropped down" to a "yard" with a great number of tracks in it. It was called the "Hump"! There is another item that is missing in the after photo and I can't find in the before photo( they are taken at different angles and area) that was there for the same purpose as the "Hump", the "Switch House".
 
The reason for these 2 things was to separate the different types of coal (yes, coal is not coal, there are different varieties) in their cars onto the same tracks for later loading at the coal piers. A locomotive would push a number of connected coal cars to the point on the "Hump" that would allow them to gravity fall down the other side onto the correct track for which they were destined. A worker in the "Switch House" would do as the title suggest and "throw the correct switch" to allow the cars to end up on the correct track for that type of coal.
 
If you notice in the "after photo" you can see that the earth is flat and a different color than it's surroundings and also goes east (toward Jefferson Avenue) beyond where the tracks were to cover the area of the "Switch House", thus where the "House" used to be. During my time at the "RR" there was a car derailment at that very spot and I was in the crew that repaired it!
 
If you recall when traveling over the 39th, 34th, 25th street and other bridges, you could look down and see an untold number of filled and unfilled coal cars sitting in the "yard"; remember?
 
One of the benefits I was able to obtain during my time at the railroad was to learn how to and drive a locomotive up and down the tracks! That part was fun!!
 
Now, on to the area of "what goes around, comes around", the nice list that Sepi sent in became more familiar as I read it. So, I reached over and picked up a list that Linda brought home from her work on 10-11-07 and read the very same thing!! Small world, but good advice.
 
I just can't come up with anything else to say that would make this "note" even longer than it is, so I bid you the best of luck and health and ask that you,
 
Take Care!
Wayne
 

   Thanks so much, Dale, Al, Bill, Ron - and Wayne Honey!

   RESPONSES ARE NOT YET POSTED:

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ALERT:

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 10/24/07 - "Fort Monroe documentary on WHRO":

This a reminder that the Fort Monroe documentary covering both the past and the future of this National Historic Landmark will be on WHRO this week. Many people, including me, would like to see it become a park after the Army leaves. I hope that you will watch the half-hour program to become better informed on the issue.
 
Adrian Whitcomb
 
**********************************************************************
WHRO Channel 15's upcoming "Kingdom by the Sea" documentary on Fort Monroe and its future.
 
The half-hour film premieres October 24 at 8:30 p.m. on WHRO-TV 15 and WHRO HD 15.1, and airs again on October 25 at 9:30 p.m. and October 28 at 2 p.m.
 
http://www.whro.org/home/
 
Portfolio Magazine review of documentary:
http://www.cfmnp.org/sounding_the_trumpets.htm
 
Daily Press announcement of documentary:

http://www.dailypress.com/features/dp-now-tvbrief,0,5393461.story

 
For more information on Fort Monroe:   http://www.cfmnp.org/
(Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park)

   Thank you, Adrian! I myself had forgotten this!


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, November 1, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

2. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

3. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/03/07 - "Dear Carol, Here are some Happy Halloween Pumpkins" - #12 (sic) in a Series of 12:

Dear Carol,

The Halloween season is fast approaching, Here are some ideas to get everyone in the spirit of Haunting.....

Your Friend, Herbie

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'! This has been a fun series - with plenty of good decorating ideas!

 
 
 


   Now I'm only THREE days behind in posting all the many wonderful things y'all have sent me this week - WOO-HOO!!!

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

                          Love to all, Carol 

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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


Dr. Who Theme Song


"Dr. Who" midi courtesy of http://www.devedia.com/dosghost/faf/music.htm
at the suggestion of my #2 Daughter-in-Law,
Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw High, OR - '
94) of OH - 10/19/07
Thanks, Bethany!

Images of Doctor Who's TARDIS courtesy of http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/gallery/2006_x/ - 10/25/07

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/shs/index.php - 05/27/07

Blue Neon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html  - 06/25/06

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

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

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

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!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

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