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06/22/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bruce Campbell's 50th Birthday

“For a long time I was embarrassed to say I was a 'B' movie actor, ...
But now that I see what Hollywood's putting out,
I realized 'B' actually means 'better.'”

Bruce Campbell
(b. 22 June 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

  Today's birthday celebration comes to us via suggestion from one of my favorite people:

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/18/08 - "Newsletter stuff":

Here is my blurb about Bruce Campbell as his birthday is the 22nd. :

Bruce Campbell

  Bruce Campbell is a legend among cult movie/TV fans.  He got his first cult following with the trilogy of cult classics: The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness.  Then he got an extension to his fan base with the oft-hilarious The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.  He stayed in the world of campy television with a character that was used in both Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.  He didn’t venture far from his tried and true format with Jack of All Trades.  I actually bought the series collection as it only lasted one season.

Some of his other movie work includes a bit part in The Majestic as the actor in Peter Appleton’s movie.  Sam Raimi, who made the Evil Dead movies, brought Campbell along for the ride with small parts in Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3.  I watched the first one, but Kirsten Dunst effectively drove me away and Toby Maguire might be the worst actor ever.  Campbell also made an appearance in Sky High as the P.E. teacher, and starred in Bubba Ho-tep as Elvis.

It seems he played himself in My Name is Bruce, a film in which he is mistaken for being a real fighter of monsters (from the Evil Dead series) and therefore employed by a small Oregonian town to fend off the monsters that plague them.  Apparently, he is also back on TV with Burn Notice which I have never heard of, but might last a while on USA.

Even though Campbell is getting up there in age, I still feel that he could easily pull off the leading man.  I don’t know if he’s been typecast or just prefers the roles he takes, but either way his career has been anything but a failure.  The guy is a legend.

Campbell is 49.


Feel free to steal the picture, as I did.  Here is the Old Spice commercial he did during which he sings Duran Duran's "Hungry Like a Wolf" which you could then use for the midi theme.

BONUS -  - Bruce Campbell - Hungry Like a Wolf

   Thank you so much, Faniel! I've been a big fan of Bruce's since the Brisco County Jr. series back in '93/'94:

   I'm sorry y'all missed Burn Notice last summer; it was one of my very favorite shows.  The new season is set to begin again on USA on July 10.

   For those of y'all who are new to the class, it was Nathaniel who insisted that I begin this webpage almost eight years ago, when it was a most audacious idea, I assure you  And it was Nathaniel who ran the site for the first four months until he taught me what I needed to know to take over the job myself.  It was Nathaniel who built me this computer and restocked all its files three years ago when my motherboard decided it had had enough and quit.  Without Nathaniel, we would not be here doing what we do.

   Thanks again, Faniel!

  - waaay cool introduction 


Happy Birthday today to   Jim Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 -   Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;
27 -
  Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND      My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL;

28 - Andrew Puckett ('57) AND    Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;

29 -
  Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick - '61) of VA - 06/20/08 - "Old Friends from old neighborhood":

Two Saturday’s ago several of us who had stayed up ALL Night for the NN Relay for Life went to Golden Corral to eat.  Joe noticed a man parking an older model VET and had to talk to him as Joe has a ’01 yellow T-Top Vet.  While we were standing in line, the man was behind me and as we all were talking (another man in our group has a ’02 Vet also) I looked at this man and told him he looked familiar. 

Guess who??? Allen West!  I had met him before about 15 plus years ago up at the pottery where he had a booth selling items and I bought a Precious Moment figurine. 

Allen and his wife still live up in NN not far from me.  Back in 1968 when I was leaving the Daily Press his wife took my place.  Small world.

Asked about Howard and he said he doesn’t know where he is and has not talked to him in over 10 years.

   Thanks, Karrin! I don't believe I know any of the people you mentioned, but I'm always thrilled to hear of "chance" meetings and small world stories; they make life so much sweeter!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 06/20/08 - "RE: 06/20/08 - Lionel Richie's 59th Birthday":

It was good to hear from     Leslie (Les) Puckett ('58 - of VA), a fellow "North Ender", by way of       Sepi's (Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) sharing his joke with all of us. I found it most funny, because the "punch line" caught me totally off guard!
"Les" was probably the SECOND best ping pong player in North End ( and thus the city!) and many is the time that I put a good " thumpin' "on him at Jackson Gym; it is good to see that he was able to survive the beatings! Oh, I'd let him win every now and then just to keep him playing!
Seriously, it is good to hear that a fellow "North Ender" is alive and well and still with his great sense of humor. By the way, Les was an excellent ping pong player! I'm sure he would have something to say about who it was he thinks got the " thumpin' " !!

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!

   GREAT IDEA: It's fun to hear from old friends (even indirectly), but it's much more fun to see them again after forty-eleven years!  Come to    Evelyn's (Fryer Fish - '58 - of TX) Birthday Party for All of Us in September!  Les is almost sure to be there - along with any number of old friends and new!

  From Polly White Bevins ('63) of VA - 06/20/08 - "'63 Missing Classmates":

Hi Carol,
Just a personal note....Hope you're having a good day today.  Congratulations on that adorable new grandson!  You (and because of you, so many of our NNHS friends) are in my thoughts often as I check the NNHS web site..... 

     Thank you, Polly!

When you get the chance maybe you can update the '63 Missing Classmates list accordingly:

Vicki Prevatte Fulmore passed away on May 26, 2005 from cancer.  Her home was in Ivor, VA.  You can check this out on  It was in the Daily Press. 
Also, I ran into Inez Clemmons Bruce a few years ago, and she was in Newport News.  She gave me her home address and email at the time.....
One more thing, I checked the SS Death Index when Beverly Rosser passed away because I thought I remembered seeing the news of   Waverly's passing several years ago.  I found Waverly C. Rosser of Palm Beach, FL who had a VA SS#.  The date of birth given is Jan. 10, 1944 (same as Beverly's), with date of death given as Jan. 12, 2001.....
Take care, 
Polly White Bevins "63   

   WOW - thank you so much for all the information - sad though it was.

   I made significant changes to these pages yesterday:

     Thanks again, Lady!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/20/08 - "Tunnel Harry":

 These were some truly brave and determined men!
 Joyce Cahoon
Tunnel Harry

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Joyce!

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 06/20/08  - "Write it on the back of your envelopes":

Write it on the back of your envelopes...



..... We heard proposed on a
  radio station show, that we should all write 
'IN GOD WE TRUST' on the back of all our mail. After all, that's our National Motto, and it's on all the money we use to buy those stamps. We think it's a wonderful idea. 

We must take back our nation from all the people who
think that anything that offends them should be removed.  

If you like this idea, please pass it on and DO IT. The idea of writing or stamping  
'IN GOD WE  TRUST' on our envelopes sounds good to us . WE'RE HAVING A STAMP MADE TOO! Heck, let's use it as our signature on e-mails too!

It's been reported that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, we have a very hard time understanding why there's such a mess about having 
'In God We Trust!' on our money and having God in the pledge of Allegiance. 

Could it be that WE just need to take action and tell the 14% to 'sit down and shut up?'
If you agree, pass this on, if not, forget it!!! BUT REMEMBER IF YOU FORGET THIS, that's one reason why this world is in the mess we're in now - BECAUSE WE SIT BACK AND LET IT HAPPEN!

   Amen! Thanks, Elaine!  

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/21/08 - "Check your License Plate":

This is excellent advice!!  I should have thought of this myself, having managed a convenience store with gas pumps and experiencing drive-offs first hand.  They must have better cameras now that can pick up the license plate numbers because the cashiers are usually so busy they don't know they've had a drive-off until the crowd clears and they have a pump that hasn't been cleared.  Drive-offs make a good cashier feel like crap.  People who drive off watch and catch you when you are so busy you barely have time to breathe.  It's very hard to get the plate number from a car that is speeding away!!  This almost sounds like I'm giving a lesson in how to do a drive-off !! lol   Seriously, watch your plates and get yourself a lock gas cap.
 Joyce Cahoon


A woman said her son found his license plate missing so he called the police to file a report.

They told him people were stealing the plates to get free gas.

Given the rise in gas prices, people have taken to stealing license plates, putting them on their car, then getting gas and running.

The gas station will have 'your' license plate # and you could be in trouble for 'pump and run.'

Check your car periodically to be sure you still have a plate. If you should find it missing file a report immediately!!!

Keep an eye on your license plate! Make sure you always know it's there!

When the license plate is reported as the 'drive off vehicle', it's YOU they contact!

Be aware!!!! Be aware of your license plates, most of us never look to see if the plates are there or not.


   Thanks, Joyce! I was so busy running a plethora of items through, that I didn't check this one, because it's actually just good common sense to be aware of your property for a variety of reasons.

   From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 06/21/08 - "Video of the Week: First Woman to Walk Lost Arrow": 

No connection to NNHS whatsoever, but cool just the same.

   And how long has it been since that was an issue with us here, Sweetie?!?

Jun 20, 2008

First Woman to Walk Lost Arrow
Last July, nursing school graduate Libby Sauter became the first woman to successfully cross the Lost Arrow Spire Highline, located 2,890 feet high above the Yosemite Valley floor in Yosemite National Park. Considered by many who practice the art of balance sports to be a kind of Mecca, Lost Arrow Spire's height is equal to two Empire State buildings stacked on top of the other, plus 390 feet. It was last crossed twenty-two years ago. Watch this gripping video of Libby's courage, persistence, and history-making joy. 

Be The Change!     

1. Libby couldn’t have reached her dream without the support and help of her team.  Check out these photos and notes from the team.

2. Read more about other women’s first achievements.

3. Tackle something you would like to do. And finish it! Libby reminds us to aim high.

   YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! As I personally have no balancing skills whatsoever and am absolutely terrified of heights, it was all I could do to watch this amazing video! The lesson of striving, persisting, and achieving is certainly a great one to remember, though!  Thank you, Frank!

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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system"; update of 05/08/08 - "did pretty well with the chemo today in spite of the risky business with the procedure without the pic line that was removed due to a clot"; update of 05/28/08: has chemo again on 05/29/08

2.   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 ABOVE

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

3.   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

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

5.       My Niece Shari of VA - 05/26/08 - dangerous abscess in mouth; update of 06/06/08 - back right upper tooth has to be cut out on 06/09/08, as it dangerously impacted; update of 06/11/08 and update of 06/12/08 - SEE: 06/12/08; update of 06/13/08 - SEE: 06/14/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08; update of 06/19/08 - SEE: 06/19/08

6.      Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

7. 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

8. 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.:

9. 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

10.   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)."

11. 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. "

12. 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

13. 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"

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

15. All of Us


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

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

                                  Love to all, Carol




Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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 Hungry Like the Wolf

Words and Music by Duran Duran, 1982

Dark in the city night is a wire
Steam in the subway earth is afire
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
Woman you want me give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo

In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt I'm after you
Smell like I sound I'm lost in a crowd.
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
I'm on the hunt I'm after you.
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf

Stalked in the forest too close to hide
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
High blood Drumming on your skin it's so tight
You feel my heart I'm just a moment behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo

In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt I'm after you
Scent and a sound. I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Strut on a line it's discord and rhyme
I howl and I whine I'm after you
Mouth is alive all running inside
And I'm hungry like the wolf.

Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf

Burning the ground I break from the crowd
I'm on the hunt I'm after you
I smell like I sound. I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line it's discord and rhyme
I'm on the hunt I'm after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf

"Hungry Like the Wolf" midi courtesy of - 06/18/08,
at the suggestion of
Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/18/08
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Hungry Like the Wolf" lyrics courtesy of - 06/21/08,
also at the suggestion of
Nathaniel Harty
(Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/18/08
Thanks again, Nathaniel!

First Image of Bruce Campbell courtesy of - 06/18/08

Second Image of Bruce Campbell courtesy of - 06/18/08

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Icon’s Architectural Bar #71 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/21/08

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

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

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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