12/10/12 - NNHS Newsletter
“And it came to pass, as the angels were gone
away from them into heaven, the shepherds
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter has a lovely old Italian carol for you.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0XpTib0p9w - Gesù Bambino - Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Osborne with the East London Gospel Choir, Modena, Italy, 1996
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy7MXFj557A - Gesù Bambino - Amy Bourdon (age 14), November 19, 2011
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qSqdWFKurI - Gesù Bambino - Ciara Wallace (age 12), 2010
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdxHSDU_6gU - Gesù Bambino - The Vienna Boys Choir with Luciano Pavarotti
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z3DT-CqBTs - Gesù Bambino - Heidi Joy, Omaha, Nebraska, December, 2006 - What an angelic voice!
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nChsp_KuCZQ - Gesù Bambino - Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Staade with André Previn
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhNahhK1I20 - Gesù Bambino - Elder David Archuleta (currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile) and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2011
|Gesù bambino is an
Christmas carol composed by
Pietro Yon in 1917. It was translated to English by Frederick H.
Martens. The melody and lyrics of the chorus are derived from that of "O
Come All Ye Faithful".
The music historian Salvatore Basile notes: "The song would achieve the near-impossible feat of surviving in the standard holiday repertoire, with important performances, innumerable recordings, and every kind of vocal and instrumental arrangement."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX!
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA;
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA;
17 - Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 10, 1941 -
Battle of the Philippines –
Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General
Masaharu Homma invaded the Philippine mainland.
December 10, 1941 - In the Battle of Malaya, the Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse were sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Monday, December 10, 1962 - Footballer John de Wolf was born Johannes Hildebrand de Wolf in Schiedam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.|
From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia - 12/09/12 - "Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded - ABC News":
|Hi, folks. Y'all might've
already seen this in the States, but it's getting big play here now,
and a lot of us are in the cohort where we or family members take at
least some meds. This version lists most of the relevant meds at the
end...and also applies to anything with citrus related to
grapefruit, like Seville oranges (often in marmalade, esp. English)
and some OJ that has gf juice blended in but doesn't make a big
mention of it (i.e., read the ingredients!).
Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded
ABC News’ Ben Maas reports:
It has long been known that grapefruit juice can pose dangerous — and even deadly — risks when taken along with certain medications. Now, experts warn the list of medications that can result in these interactions is longer than many may have believed.
Check below to see whether your medication appears on the list.
In a new report released Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers at the University of Western Ontario said that while 17 drugs were identified in 2008 as having the potential to cause serious problems when taken with grapefruit, this number has now grown to 43.
“The frequency of these reactions may be small, but the risks are not worth it, especially for drugs which could cause sudden death,” said lead study author David Bailey, a professor of pharmacology and one of the first to report the interactions between grapefruit juice and certain medications 20 years ago. “Physicians need to know that this affects a number of new drugs and apply this information to their practice and patients.”
So how does a common breakfast fruit cause these problems? Grapefruits contain chemicals called furanocoumarins that interfere with how your body breaks down drugs before they enter the bloodstream. By preventing this normal breakdown of a drug, these chemicals in grapefruit can effectively cause a drug overdose and more severe side-effects.
Among the side effects sometimes seen with grapefruit-induced overdoses are heart rhythm problems, kidney failure, muscle breakdown, difficulty with breathing and blood clots. Atorvastatin — commonly known by the brand name Lipitor and taken by millions of Americans — is one of the drugs that have been linked to serious cases of drug toxicity when combined with grapefruit products. Other common heart medications — including verapamil and amiodarone — have also led to serious interactions when consumed with grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
Drug toxicity is not the only problem. Leslie Hendeles, a professor of pharmacology and pediatrics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, said that with some medications grapefruit can have the opposite effect — in other words, decreasing their effectiveness.
“Grapefruit can have opposite unwanted effects depending on the drug,” Hendeles said. “Examples are atenolol — a beta blocker used to prevent heart attacks or treat high blood pressure — and fexofenadine, [which is] Allegra, an antihistamine used to treat allergies.”
While there have been many reported cases of serious side effects attributable to this problem, the total number of Americans who have been affected is not known.
As little as one grapefruit or one 8-ounce glass of grapefruit juice can cause an effect that may last more than 24 hours. Other fruits including Seville oranges, limes, and pomelos can have the same effect, although sweet orange varieties do not produce this interaction.
“People know that drugs react with drugs, but fewer are aware of drug-food interactions,” said Professor Paul Doering of the University of Florida Pharmacy Department. “Health professionals need to learn as much as they can about this. Undetected there are very serious adverse effects.”
For consumers, the best advice may be to ask a doctor or pharmacist when they are prescribed a new drug whether there are foods or other medicines that they should avoid.
A list of drugs whose effects are decreased by grapefruit can be found here.
YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Carla! Y'all be careful out there!
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
- Kimberly's Sideways Lace Scarf -
"This Broom-stick lace pattern is a very versatile pattern and
extremely easy to modify for your desired yarn, size, available
knitting needle size etc."
http://gardeners-ramblings.blogspot.com/2008/12/snowy-day-moebius-neckwarmerhood.html - Snowy Day Mobius Neckwarmer - "A Snowy Day Mobius Neckwarmer like this one is exactly perfect for that snowy day. Have a snow day and play outside. This neckwarmer is big enough to wear as a hood too. Single and double crochet is all you need to know."
http://www.dearestdebi.com/2012/10/newborn-christmas-tree-crochet-hat.html - Debi's Newborn Christmas Tree Hat - "Even your littlest one can get festive this holiday season with a Newborn Christmas Tree Crochet Hat. Crochet hats are great gifts for anyone of all ages; Christmas crochet hats are even better. This hat would make a cute picture for your greeting cards."
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/09/12:
|David A. Bednar|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#23 in a Series of
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA AND From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/04/12 - "Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open (#6 in a Series of 23)":
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/09/12:
|Groups of Americans
were traveling by tour bus through Holland. As they stopped at a cheese
farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making,
explaining that goat's milk was used. She showed the group a lovely
hillside where many goats were grazing.
"These," she explained, "Are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce."
She then asked, "What do you do in America with your old goats?"
A spry old gentleman answered, "They send us on bus tours!"
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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
2. Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/09/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Please find a few minutes of your busy
schedule to support
Thank you so much!
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Words and Music by
(08 Aug 1886 - 22 Nov 1943)
nel freddo e povertà
è nato il Santo pargolo
che il mondo adorerè
Osanna, osanna cantano
con giubilante cor
i tuoi pastori ed angeli
o re di luce e amor
O bel bambin non piangere
non piangere, Redentor!
la mamma tua cullandoti
ti bacia, O Salvator
Osanna, osanna cantano
con giubilante cor
i tuoi pastori ed angeli
o re di luce e amor
Ah! venite adoremus
Ah! adoremus Dominum
(not a literal translation)
flower e'er 'mid the snow
"Gesù Bambino" midi (sequenced by John Cowles) courtesy of http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com/cmc/xmas.html - 11/05/08
"Gesù Bambino" Italian lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ges%C3%B9_bambino - 12/10/12
"Gesù Bambino" English lyrics courtesy of http://www.christmas-songs.org/songs/gesu_bambino.html - 12/09/08
Image of Roberto Ferruzzi's (1854-1934) 1897 Painting, "Madonna_of_the_Streets", courtesy of ?? - 12/09/08
Angel Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ1.htm - 12/05/05
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
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/- 10/02/05
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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