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01/27/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“Let it be an act of remembrance, for that is what the victims wanted:
to be remembered, at least to be remembered.

- Elie Wiesel
(b. 30 Sept 1928)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is another day we should not fail to observe...

BONUS #1 - - Remembrances - Schindler's List

BONUS #2 - - Itzhak Perlman - Remembrances - Schindler's List

HOMEWORK: "27 January is the date, in 1945, when the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet troops.",Poland-marks-International-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day

   Take time today to remember those millions of worlds which ended.....


Schindler's List is the original soundtrack, on the MCA label, of the 1993 film Schindler's List starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and Caroline Goodall. The original score and songs were composed by John Williams, and features violin player Itzhak Perlman.

The album won the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for "Best Original Score" and the Grammy Award for "Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media". It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award.


     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 01/27/14, 9:34 AM:


My daughter,
Laura, sent me the picture, "What Every Mother Sees." My eldest son, Pete, is in Afghanistan right now - Army Reserves. I am so very proud that he is serving his country. If you could post this, I would like to request any spare prayers that anyone has be directed his way. God may be getting tired of all my prayers for Pete, and it would be a nice break for Him to hear from someone else.

Thanks. BTW, my daughter had a tour in Afghanistan and Iraq. I am very proud of my children.

Love, Pam

    As well you should be, Cousin Pam! We will definitely keep Pete in our prayers!

   As you may have surmised, when I see my own second son,           Captain Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of AL), in uniform, my mind also sees that precious little toddler he once was playing soldier.


    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter,   Becca Harty of IL!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -      Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND      HP Lucas ('65) of VA;

30 -   Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;

31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05)  AND   John Patterson ('59) of TN AND    Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!

03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all! 


January 27, 1939 - First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

January 27, 1943 - The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhemshafen, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany of the war.

January 27, 1944 - The 900-day Siege of Leningrad was lifted.

January 27, 1945 - The Red Army liberated the remained inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by the Nazi Germans on the territory of Poland.


Monday, January 27, 1964 - Composer Patrick van Deurzen was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Monday, January 27, 1964 - Actress Bridget Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California.

Monday, January 27, 1964 - Basketball player Jack Haley was born Jack Kevin Haley in Long Beach, California.

    From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 04/29/08 (sic) - "WORLD WAR 2 PICTURES..........":

Not just Jews but Christians, ....too sad.

These photos were taken in Germany by James Emison Chanslor, an Army Master Sergeant who served in World War II from 1942 until 1945.
Source: Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor

It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

 He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some b *stard will get up and say that this never happened.'

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'
- Edmund Burke

This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim population
which claims it never occurred.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The above sentence is not really correct, but it does nothing to negate the reality
of the horror of these images, or the fact that there are those who make such obscene claims:

This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

This ..... is ..... in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,'
it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

.....remember, because we cannot let it ever happen again.

Thanks To ALL Who Served And Are Serving..
Please Pray For Our Troops And Leaders.

God Bless America. Land That I love.

   Thank you - again - so much, Norris Sweetie!

        From Me ('65) of NC - 04/25/06 (sic):

   On a personal note, ..... I have every reason to believe that as the Regimental Surgeon for the 116th Infantry of the 29th Division,       my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) was present at the liberation of at least one of the infamous Nazi concentration camps. He would never actually admit it, but he was in the right place at the right time, and it would stand to reason that he should have been there. Moreover, on more than one occasion he related in great detail a delousing scene of woman prisoners (he called them "refugees") which I later viewed in a documentary exactly as he had described. Most telling to me, however, was the way he never missed an opportunity to show me, a young child, very graphic images of the camps as they appeared in magazines and on television. Considering the great care he had taken to protect me from other evils of the world, his heroic efforts that I should never forget speak volumes to me, even today.

   Thank you, Daddy.

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/26/14 - "Safety tip":

This is really, really important folks.  Take a look.
Luvs to each of you.

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thanks so much, Joan! Y'all break out that electrical tape!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 01/26/14 - "Acceleration explained.........for the gentlemen":

Good info

Acceleration explained.........

Ever wonder why a Top Fuel dragster gets a rebuilt engine after each run?

Stay with this - even if you aren't a 'car nut', this is stunning.

* One Top Fuel dragster outfitted with a 500 cubic-inch replica Dodge (actually Keith Black, etc) Hemi engine makes more horsepower (8,000 HP) than the first 4 rows of cars at NASCAR's Daytona 500.

* Under full throttle, a dragster engine will consume 11.2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded Boeing 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate but with 25% less energy being produced.

* A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to merely drive the dragster's supercharger.

* With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lockup at full throttle.

* At the stoichio metric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for nitro methane the flame front temperature measures 7050 degrees F.

* Nitro methane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.

* Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. Which is typically the output of an electric arc welder in each cylinder.

* Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After 1/2 way thru the run, the engine is 'dieseling' from compression and the glow of the exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.

* If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with enough sufficient force to blow the cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half !!

* Dragsters reach over 300 MPH +... before you have completed reading this sentence.

* In order to exceed 300 MPH in 4.5 seconds, a dragster must accelerate an average of over 4 G's. In order to reach 200 MPH well before reaching half-track, at launch the acceleration approaches 8 G's.

* Top Fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light!

* Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load.

* The redline is actually quite high at 9500 RPM.

* THE BOTTOM LINE: Assuming all the equipment is paid for, the pit crew is working for free,
& NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run will cost an estimated $1,000 per second.

0 to 100 MPH in .8 seconds (the first 60 feet of t he run)
0 to 200 MPH in 2.2 seconds (the first 350 feet of the run)
6 g-forces at the starting line (nothing accelerates faster on land)
6 negative g-forces upon deployment of twin 'chutes at 300 MPH

An NHRA Top Fuel Dragster accelerates quicker than any other land vehicle on earth . . quicker than a jet fighter plane . . . quicker than the space shuttle....or snapping your fingers !!

The current Top Fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.420 seconds for the quarter-mile (2004, Doug Kalitta).

The top speed record is 337.58 MPH as measured over the last 66' of the run (2005, Tony Schumacher).

Let's now put this all into perspective:

Imagine this...........You are driving a new $140,000 Lingenfelter twin-turbo powered Corvette Z-06. Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged & ready to 'launch' down a quarter-mile s trip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard, on up through the gears and blast across the starting line and pass the dragster at an honest 200 MPH.... The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that exact moment. The dragster departs & starts after you. You keep your foot buried hard to the floor, and suddenly you hear an incredibly brutally screaming whine that sears and pummels your eardrums and within a mere 3 seconds the dragster effortlessly catches & passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter-mile away from where you just passed him. Think about it – from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 MPH.....and it not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the planet when he passed you within a mere 1320 foot long race !!!!

That, my acceleration.

   Thank you, George! (Weenie that I am, I think I just had a coronary thinking about all this.....)

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/26/14 - "NEW ROLLER COASTER IN PRAGUE":

It's safe. Take a barf bag.

New Roller Coaster in Prague -

Now this is a REAL wide body roller coaster like a 747!

   YOWZERONI! Thanks, Jimmy! You go to Prague; I'd rather just ride the wonderful old roller coaster at Buckroe:

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/26/14 - "Lesson of life based on coffee":

Watch the clip "Life Is Like Coffee." Even if you don't drink it, watch the video. (No guidance on cream and sugar)

   AMEN! Thank you, Haul Party!

BONUS JEWISH CROCHET PATTERNS: - 's Top 12 Free Crochet Jewish Themed Patterns for Hadassah, Hanukkah, Passover, Rosh Hashanah or Bar or Bat Mitzvah Ceremonies - "When I'm invited to a Passover Seder or to a dinner celebrating the eight days of Hanukkah, or Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, or many of the observances, I like to bring a crocheted gift. Quick, easy and thoughtful, the Tehlim, the Jewish book of Psalms, tells us that the work of our hands will let the graciousness of the Lord to shine upon us..."

NOTE: The three promised Hazel Furst prayer cap designs for women seem to have disappeared from the above page, but two of them can be found here, and they're gorgeous! 

BONUS EASY JEWISH RECIPES: - Traditional Jewish Chicken Soup - "The traditional Jewish Chicken Soup Recipe (or 'Jewish penicillin') is often served at holidays and Shabbat and makes a comforting and flavorful addition to any meal. You can replace chicken with turkey meat and enjoy a hearty turkey soup and use up the vegetables that you happen to have on hand in case you have run out of carrots, celery or onions. Prepare the soup as a chicken noodle soup recipe, chicken rice soup, matzo ball soup or as a clear broth - always good." - Sauteed Green Beans - "Sauteed Green Beans are an easy dish to prepare on the stove. Of course, this leaves you with precious oven space when you need it most for larger meals. This green bean recipe serves a crowd and quantities can be adapted very easily. Green beans are a cinch to prepare and can remain partially cooked on the stove until you are ready to prepare your meal. At family dinners and holidays, Sauteed Green Beans are a handy and healthy recipe option." - Lemon Coconut Loaf - "Lemon Coconut Loaf with cream cheese filling is an excellent loaf recipe from the Land O'Lakes Company, producer of butter and other dairy products in the United States. This recipe is relatively easy to make and looks very appetizing once glazed and set on an attractive serving plate. The cream cheese toasted coconut filling is a wonderful surprise."



One day, Emma the teacher is reading out loud to her class the story of Chicken Little. Emma soon reads out the bit where Chicken Little tries to warn the farmer.

“So Chicken Little went over to the farmer and said, ‘The sky is falling, the sky is falling.”

Emma then asks her class, "What do you think the farmer then said?"

Little Moshe raises his hand. "I think he said, ‘Goodness, a talking chicken."


1. Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 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.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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 reservations.  

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/27/14

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Composed by John Williams for Schindler's List,1993
(b. 08 Feb 1932)

"Remembrances" midi courtesy of - 04/29/08

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Logo courtesy of - 01/27/13

Barbed Wire Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/30/08

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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

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