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10/14/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
First Day of Sukkot

“On the first day, you will take for yourselves
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,

   This holiday celebration is, I believe, a first for us here together as a Typhoon Family.  It began last night at sunset.

BONUS - - 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 prosperity.

Leviticus 23: 33 - 41:

33 ¶ 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 Lord.
35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
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 Lord.
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.



The NNHS Class of 1963
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.

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 payment. 

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 PM
Cost:  $15 per person

TICKETS.  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  23462
Contact: or 495-2022. Include signed/dated release of liability form.
Event parking in lot at 29th & 30th Street (Between Huntington Avenue/Warwick Boulevard)

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 never change).





   Happy Birthday today to       Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND       My Youngest Granddaughter, Emeline Harty of OR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Milton Nunnally ('66 / '67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 -
Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA;

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 -   John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 - Mr. Julius Conn - 1904 - (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND        Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND   Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!



1. Unbelievable treasures from      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

2. A plethora of new images from        Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - still not done, but I am making progress!

   Thank you, Ladies!

3. 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 Us from
  Me ('65) of NC!


  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 10/13/08, 5:31 PM - "fido puzzle":


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).



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.

Example 1
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]

Example 2
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]

Example 3
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' number.

   Thanks, Edna! I did remember that it had something the do with the Nifty Numeral Nine.....


       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:

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.

   Thank you, Captain! 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 (follow that??), Kay, of MI - 10/13/08 - "There comes a point... ":

There comes a point in your life when you realize

who matters,

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.

   Thanks, Kay!


From - 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 health… 

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 homes 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.

Protective Step: Zapping sponges in the microwave for one to two minutes on a weekly basis, or running them through the dishwasher 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 purse 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. 

Protective Step: 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 handbags, 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.”

Protective Step: 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 bacteria. Women’s makeup 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)

Protective Step:
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 house

Protective Step: Regularly wipe 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
According to 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 skin 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 doubles in weight 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: Cover your 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 the germiest.

Protective Step: 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 illness by 30%-50%. Tierno suggests cleaning your hands with alcohol wipes. “The alcoholic 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 serious skin and blood infections, which can turn fatal. 

Protective Step: If possible, don’t share phones. Wipe down your office, home 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 food in their desks,” Gerba says. Unfortunately for the fairer sex, the foods women store – apples, bananas, granola bars – tend to be more biodegradable, creating more of an opportunity for mold and other bacteria to develop. 

Protective Step: 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 health. 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 season.”

Protective Step: “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 influenza virus.

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 refrigerator in Chicago and a sauna in Florida,” Gerba says.

Protective Step: Wipe down the surfaces of your car with disinfectant wipes. Minimize eating in your car as much as possible; food 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 - your health, not to mention reputation, depends on it. Find out where your habits rank on the cleanliness meter with this hygiene quiz.


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 10/13/08:

Your Monitor looks a bit dirty. 

Click the link below to get a FREE CLEAN UP! 
It works well.

How Much Nicer a Day When Kindness Touches it!

   Thanks, Mark! 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):

  Carol ... more pics for the newsletter. Amazing artwork!


   Thanks, Babe! These are amazing!



PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/11/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 10/14/08


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:

     1. Friday, October 17, 2008, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Reunion Registration - Omni Hotel Lobby - NNHS CLASS 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 TYPHOONS

     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 GUESTS

"Reunion Hospitality Suite All Weekend!"


  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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Sisu Vesimchu

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 Torah

And give 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 and light.


"Sisu Vesimchu" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 10/14/08

 "Happy Sukkot" Greeting Card courtesy of - 10/14/08

Clip art of Lulav used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 10/14/08

Animated Dancing Girl clip art courtesy of - 10/11/08

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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