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04/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Buddy Ebsen's 102nd Birthday

Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being, the most important, the most
essential, the one that will sustain, transcend, overcome and vanquish obstacles is - Spirit!”

 - Buddy Ebsen
(02 Apr 1908 - 06 July 2003)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today is also Good Friday, not to mention Hans Christian Andersen's 205th Birthday, but we celebrated both of them last year:

BONUS - - The Beverly Hillbillies - opening credits complete with special Winston cigarette commercial, 1962



1.   Barbara Hedrick ('66) of WV - 04/02/10:

   Welcome aboard, Barbara!

   I've added you to the Alumni Page and the contact page for your class:

   Let me know if you'd like your addy published; otherwise I'll keep it private.

   Send me your birthday and I'll add you there, too!


     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Robert Workman ('57) AND    Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -   Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 -   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 2, 1941 - German Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel, "the Desert Fox," resumed his advance into Cyrenaica. The advance was the beginning of the recapture of Libya by the Axis forces.

April 2, 1944 - The Soviet Union announced that its troops had crossed the Prut River and entered Romania.


Friday, April 2, 1965 - Rodney King, who made headlines on March 3, 1991, was born in Sacramento, California.


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/02/10, 9:12 AM:

Good Morning Carol,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter and if you are traveling, a safe trip.  I get to work this weekend, as we have few holidays. 

Recently there have been a few "blonde jokes" in the newsletters and I thought I'd add my two-cents worth.  Not all are jokes, some are based on fact. 

A few years ago, I arrived at the scene of an accident, in which both vehicles were totaled but nobody was injured.  I asked both drivers to have a seat in my car as I proceeded with the paperwork.  The young "blonde" in the back seat said, "I think I got you for my last wreck".  I immediately remembered her very distinct voice, as indeed I had investigated her previous wreck, in which she had totaled another car.  So far she had totaled her mom's car and her father's car.  A couple of months later I was sent to another accident, this time a single pick-up truck, which had gone through a telephone pole, then rolled over.  This was about 10:00 PM, there was not anyone around, so as I was walking back to my car to call a wrecker, a porch light from a nearby house came on and I heard, "Hey, Trooper Styles" in that same very distinct voice. This time it was her boyfriend's truck. He was teaching her to drive a straight shift.  Turns out, she also rolled the driver's education car in another county, all in a year, all totaled and thankfully nobody was hurt.  Thing is, she has since dyed her hair red and works at the local Wal-Mart, so evidently she has finally got a driver's license, as previously she had a learner's permit.  

Told you, I could write a book, or maybe volumes.

Take Care
Jay Styles, '68 

   Thanks, Jay Sweetie!


          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 03/28/10:

"You're killing me, Smalls."

Not that I'm gonna rush out and have any aspartame... I'd rather push my luck with food that I know to be unhealthy, but at least I know why it's unhealthy and it's natural. If I'm gonna eat a brownie, I'ma do it right! Who knows what that crap does to ya?

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 03/28/10:


A chemical is a chemical. I eat very little processed food.

I think of what I eat each day, which is pretty much the same... banana, plain yogurt, a protein scoop (chemicals), Splenda (chemicals). Then half pound of ground turkey, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, various spices (probably some small amounts of chemicals there), handful of tortilla chips (some chemicals there), a lot of lettuce, salsa (probably some small amount of chemicals there) sour cream (again, maybe some in there...preservatives likely). Soup for dinner...canned often (likely some preservatives there). I also have at least 3 apples and usually half to a whole package of crackers (so there is some processing there). I also drink usually 4 diet sodas a day.

But comparatively to what most Americans eat, this is significantly lower. The bulk of what I eat (the fruit and lunch meal with the 'taco salad') is all fresh/natural food. I'll tell you what...when I vary from this and eat more processed food, I feel sick to my stomach. I don't appear to have any adverse conditions to aspartame. Again, a chemical is a chemical, so one must be leery. But I can attest, in general to the idea of what natural foods do for you versus what processed foods (filled with chemicals) do to one's body. Huge difference.

Also the difference between 200 pounds and steady holding since July of 2008 and 265 pounds and struggling to hold that weight...

Thanks for the article...

love bh

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/29/10:

Carol my dear, the article (Sweet Poison – Aspartame) in one of the last newsletters is FALSE. It is an internet “urban legend” and has been verified false by numerous scientists & doctors. Ya been BAMBOOZLED!!

Love my Nutrasweet, “I ain’t got no health problems, just regular writin’ & talkin’ problems”, Dave

   Ja, Gorgeous, thass whut they WANT you to believe!  They've a fortune to protect!  Alls I knows (spoken like a true English major) is how I feel before and after.  Whoyagonna believe - the poison mongers or me, "the cute one"?!?

Hey kiddo, how you feel is what is important most of all!!

Still, all the science & stuff that was mentioned, was flat out wrong incorrect. Oh, and it was independently verified by impartial scientists & doctors NOT connected to the aspartame industry. I must have drank/drunk/drinked at least a 2 liter a day of diet coke every flippin’ day for 25 years! Then I stopped when I had the gastric bypass, and haven’t had one since, but now I drink protein shakes that I add about a quarter cup (!) of NutraSweet to, every day, and I’ve never felt better in me whole life. Of course after losing 75 lbs, I expected to feel better. Last week I had all kinds of blood tests done & everything was great. Wouldn’tcha think with that much aspartame in me I’d be a perfect candidate for all those “bad things”? Of course, now watch me drop dead next week.

   Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!

   I was quite aware of the fact that this theory has been publicly debunked repeatedly.

   I also believe that if enough money is involved - and this is a billion dollar industry - dissenting voices can be repeatedly silenced by whatever means necessary to preserve such an enterprise.

   Perhaps some people have a particular sensitivity to aspartame, while others are not noticeably adversely affected whatsoever.

   While I was pregnant or nursing or both (and except for the months of September of 1981 to April of 1983, that means for the entire first nineteen years of my marriage), I never used artificial sweeteners.  Of course, perhaps more than most, I was enormously protective of my little ones at those times, and would not so much as color my hair for fear of harming their development.  After that I developed quite a taste for diet sodas, and enjoyed them immensely for a number of years.  I also liked to sprinkle sugar-free gelatin over cottage cheese and stir in some drained crushed pineapple and perhaps some Cool Whip for a yummy low-carb snack.  I just this moment noticed to my utter horror that the uber-delicious key-lime pie flavored nonfat yogurt I adore also contains aspartame.

   I just think if you find yourself in so much pain from who-knows-what that it requires all your effort to keep from screaming, and you don't want to risk becoming dependant on prescription pain relievers, and three aspirins are not even touching it, you might - you might - want to experiment yourself with dropping the aspartame for three or four days to see if you notice any improvement.

   I'm just saying.....

  From Barbara Hedrick ('66) of WV - 04/01/10 - "NNHS 65 website":

Dear Carol,
Do you know if there's an alumni association for the class of '66?
Barbara Hedrick

   Hey, Barbara! I don't know if there's a formal alumni association for the Class of '66, but there is a very active reunion committee. The contact person is   Dee Hodges Bartram of VA -


   Hey again, Barbara! My brain must have been out of town for April Fool's Day.  Because several of us were looking for you a couple of years back, I thought we'd already found you and you'd long since joined the other 650 or so people on my mailing list.

   "Sometimes you feel like a nut..."

   Let me begin again.

   Would you like to join us here??  The site itself is huge, and we have an almost daily newsletter to keep in touch with people from all NNHS classes and several from nearby schools as well:

We have lots of fun together, and would so love to have you!

   YES!  Thank you for getting back in touch with me!  You have my e-mail address.  My mailing address is (in) WV.....  I'll also check on the web sites you sent me.  Looking forward to joining the club.  Would like to see if any of my Class of '66 mates are on Facebook.
From one Typhoon to another! 
Barbara Hedrick

   COOL BEANS! I've forwarded your contact information to your Reunion Committee, Barbara. As for Facebook, my understanding is that everybody in the world is on there but me. If I were to join Facebook, I would have no time left to do this, and I was here first.

      From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA (AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD) - 04/01/10 - "Harry Covert - The Covert Letter":

The Tragedy of Dr. Bruce Ivins

Posted: 31 Mar 2010 03:24 PM PDT

The Question Perists, Who’s the Real Anthrax Bomber

By Norman M. Covert

(Editor’s Note: This is the first of two columns regarding the late Dr. Bruce Ivins of Fort Detrick, Md., who was accused of being the notorious anthrax bomber.)

Frederick, Md.

It is probable that the G-Men of the U. S. Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation are content, sleeping well tonight. One might observe that Mrs. Diane Ivins and her family have been denied such slumber. Dr. Bruce Ivins is surely in the care of his Father in Heaven.

After eight-plus years, the G-Men declare in the “Amerithrax Investigative Summary” released Friday Feb. 19, 2010:

“…Administrative and investigative steps taken in the past year toward closure of the investigation confirm the conclusion that Dr. Ivins perpetrated the (2001) anthrax letter attacks … (B)ased on the evidence set forth above, the investigation … has been concluded.”

Some may question if this bureaucratic theater has closed the curtain on the scenario’s final act. Naysayers believe the prologue is sure to come. The scenery may tumble from the catwalk and the spotlight will eventually shine on the actual terrorist.

This, too, will bring vindication and reinstatement of Dr. Ivins to the register of laureate scientists of Fort Detrick. It won’t dry the family’s tears or its disappointment in those sworn to protect their beloved country.

The media has taken up the clarion call of the Justice Department, portraying Dr. Ivins as a scientist suffering from irreparable social and mental ills. Nothing new is evident in the report

Significantly no B. anthracis spores were uncovered in Dr. Ivins home, garage, autos, van or other personal effects – a prima facie fact in his favor. Neither his handwriting nor fingerprints can be associated with the letters, another favorable defense fact. The report’s discussion of possible links to the post office box in Trenton, N.J., fail the test of reason and opportunity, plus the instances are more embarrassing for him than being supportive of a terrorist indictment.

The quest to indict Dr. Ivins appears based more on what happened from 2006 until 2008, a time when the FBI’s fleet of black Suburbans was a fixture blocking the Ivins driveway on Military Road in Frederick, a stone’s throw from the Fort Detrick main gate. The FBI gambit intimidated Dr. Ivins, whose life was made one of misery and fear, not to mention the need for a lawyer.

Past and present colleagues express skepticism of the FBI/Justice Department science in media interviews and letters to area newspapers. Dr. Henry Heine’s comments Feb. 23, 2010, on Bob Miller’s “Morning Express” show on WFMD (AM930) should have led the next morning’s Frederick News-Post. Instead the local daily published a bland rehash of the Justice Department’s investigation in its edition Sunday morning February 28. You may hear the interview at

The bio-defense veterans laud Dr. Ivins’ brilliant research the past 30 years. They point out, however, that his specialty did not include skill in preparing such massive quantities of the highly refined anthrax concoction served in the deadly letters.

The B. anthracis vaccine work at the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) lacks the required equipment to brew the slurry in sufficient quantity. Dr. Ivins could not have conducted the sophisticated drying and other prep work in a few late night hours in the lab, away from the prying eyes of colleagues. He could not have contained the brilliantly active spores. The Justice Department insists its DNA

The FBI analysis was headed by Claire Fraser-Liggett of the University of Maryland Institute for Genome Science. Her work is being assessed by the National Academies of Science, which says it will not offer an opinion on the veracity of any supposed link between the genome science, Dr. Ivins and the attacks.

In November 2001, a skittery and vulnerable American public demanded former President George W. Bush find and prosecute the person or persons who developed the sophisticated, weapons grade B. anthracis found in envelopes mailed to Florida, New York City and Washington and environs.

President Bush assigned former Attorney General John Ashcroft to find the bomber, using all government resources. The Justice Department was already scrambling with the disparate U.S. foreign and domestic intelligence and law enforcement agencies to carve out their piece of the pie in the new war against terrorism.

Jeffrey Taylor, a Harvard-schooled lawyer, was an advisor to Mr. Ashcroft. One of Taylor’s first tasks was to write several acceptable provisions for the U.S. Patriot act.

The Patriot Act, a wartime necessity, ultimately provided martial law-like authority to domestic intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies. Agents would use the new authority to monitor terrorist suspects’ communications and wield virtually warrantless search and seizure. Ultimately, Taylor’s work on the Patriot Act ... (missing from source...).

There is no doubting Taylor’s patriotic zeal, but he was thrust into uncharted territory and given the keys to the candy store. The opportunity for abuse of power was rampant in The Patriot Act. Such abuse occurred frequently as FBI agents rounded up anyone in their crosshairs, still learning the extent of their authority. They left a trail of ruined lives before coming to Frederick and Fort Detrick.

Luckless former Fort Detrick virologist Dr. Steven Hatfill was guilty of a couple amateurish personal and professional miscues that made him vulnerable. He had come to USAMRIID in 1998, moving across post to the National Cancer Institutes campus in late 1999. He possessed little knowledge of B. anthracis, a fact ignored as the FBI continued its “hot pursuit.”

Mr. Taylor came close to obtaining an indictment after two search warrants bared Dr. Hatfill’s flat in the Detrick Apartments on Frederick’s W. Seventh Street. The searches were media theater, yielding nothing of value. Consider, too, the explanations after a suspect farm pond produced virtually nothing.

Mr. Taylor’s team uncovered doubtful circumstantial evidence against Dr. Hatfill. He sued the government for its reckless media leaks of his probable guilt as a “person of interest.”

In June 2008, the U. S. District Court of Appeals in Washington negotiated an agreement foregoing further explanation and that the case against Hatfill would be dropped. He was awarded more than $2.5 million, plus and an annual allowance of $150,000. Exonerated in August 2008, Dr. Hatfill  ... (missing from source...).

Such a financial settlement doesn’t seem probable in the Ivins family’s immediate future, but the Hon. Mr. Taylor’s Justice Department credentials include his having lost a $100 million communications fraud case because he prosecuted using the wrong statute.

Mr. Taylor resigned his post in August 2009, thus he was scarce when the report was issued without comment more than a fortnight ago. New Attorney General Eric Holder must be satisfied with the resolution, which declares, “We won!”

Silence from the current Oval Office may indicate the new administration isn’t much interested in truth, veracity, the welfare of Ivins’ family or Bruce’s legacy. It’s a shameful performance by all involved.


Norman M. Covert


Norman M. Covert is retired as archivist and historian of Fort Detrick. He is an expert on biochemical warfare. He is an author, writer and consultant. His writings on The Ivins Affair appeared in March in the and is used with permission of The Tentacle.#


 Some Ivins Colleagues Doubt DOJ’s Facts

By Norman M. Covert

Frederick, Maryland.

(Editor’s Note: This is the second installment regarding the late Dr. Bruce Ivins of Fort Detrick, Md. who was accused of being the notorious anthrax bomber.)

Many scientific and lay persons express dismay at the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Amerithrax report. It begs the reader to believe its conclusions despite a host of miscalculations, far-reaching circumstantial evidence and omission of some mitigating facts. This creative assessment of evidentiary material lacks Hollywood’s blandishments, but not the creativity.

The report would have you believe the late Dr. Bruce E. Ivins is a clone of “Star Wars” cinematic villain Darth Vader. The tragicomedy here is that Dr. Ivins is miscast with the narrative seeming to portray the DOJ as the bumbling character Dark Helmet and his sidekicks in Hollywood’s “Space Balls” spoof.

Like Dr. Ivins the analogous dark side of Fort Detrick does not exist. There is no secret laboratory beneath the former airport runway parallel to Military Road. Offensive biological warfare (BW) came to an abrupt halt. Despite braying of dissenters, the U. S. Army cannot be a scofflaw.

Several hundred professional and support personnel vacated Fort Detrick after President Richard M. Nixon issued Executive Orders in Nov. 1969 forbidding offensive BW research. He retained defensive research, a small percentage of the work force then. The former U. S. Army Medical Unit (USAMU) became the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USAMRIID.

Overt destruction of bio-weapon stockpiles was undertaken in the network of BW research complexes, including Fort Detrick. Then Frederick County Public Health Officer Dr. Forbes Burgess was a witness. It was recorded on still photography, 16mm motion picture film and other media technologies of the era, all of which is available in the National Archives and Records Center.

Many local citizens still express their anger that family members were transferred “down the road” or simply lost their jobs through reduction in force procedures. Dr. Riley D. Housewright was a World War II scientist, becoming scientific director in 1956. He was directed to oversee destruction, dismantling and transfer to the National Cancer Institutes, Nixon’s concession to Sen. Charles (Mac) Mathias (D-Md.) and Rep. Goodloe E. Byron (D-6th). Housewright then helped found one of the first civilian laboratories in Rockville in 1973.

The National Academies of Science (NAS) presented its awaited report on the existing and new facility of the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), but faced a collection of dissenters who groused about potential dangers apparently glossed over by the distinguished, multi-disciplined group.

The report tossed a bone to local insurgents regarding one piece of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS). However, it averred that USAMRIID goes above and beyond in its complex to ensure safety. The new facility promises to be even better, which ensures another season at least of some local protestations.

Fort Detrick/USAMRIID leadership was urged to cultivate closer communication with the Frederick community. New Mayor Randy McClement is anxious for such dialogue, which eroded during the early days of former Mayor Jennifer Dougherty’s administration. Flashes of interaction ensued before she was kicked out of City Hall.

Conspiracy theorists love the chase, which explains why many find it believable that Dr. Ivins was just another rogue scientist carrying out his own form of justice. Local activist Barry Kissin believes in Dr. Ivins’ innocence but admitted recently he wants Fort Detrick to just “go away.”

In the mid-80s a former local pastor’s mistrust was allayed after he served a term as community member of the institute’s human use committee. Its professionalism, thorough review and consideration for the 250 or so Medical Research Volunteer Subjects (MRVS) changed his thinking.

This writer and a local farmer/doctor of veterinary medicine served more than a decade together as non-scientific and community members, respectively, of the Institute’s Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The committees reviewed protocols with a critical eye. Dr. Ivins presented 18-page protocol No. 01-28 in June 2001, designed to take research another step toward improving the efficacy of the anthrax vaccine.

Dr. Ivins was professional and quick to answer detailed challenges, earning the committee’s approval. He proposed to use a strain of B. anthracis drawn from the original Ames stock at USAMRIID, not the RMR 1029, which the DOJ says was basis for the letter spores.

We saw no troubled, brooding scientist during that presentation just two months prior to the first anthrax letter attacks. His career was certainly not on the rocks and he was considered among the best and brightest at USAMRIID.

The DOJ certainly overreached in slandering the besieged Dr. Ivins. He may have been the last chance suspect among microbiologists at USAMRIID. Each was vulnerable to suspicion after using demonstrating their individual skills to assay evidence from the letter bombs.

USAMRIID’s team found the dry anthrax spores to be among the most sophisticated they had ever seen. The silicon-laced spores bore little resemblance to their wet product used to expose research animals.

The former Pilot Plant (Bldg. 470) at Fort Detrick once possessed and produced the volumes of B. anthracis slurry in pursuit of weaponization. Such equipment, including a large volume lyophilizer, did not exist at Fort Detrick in the summer and fall of 2001. Dr. Ivins and his colleagues were limited to small volume vessels to brew the wet product they needed.

Time, the experts say, also mitigates Dr. Ivins as the killer. It would have taken many months to produce the amount of slurry needed to realize the final amounts of product. Each letter was said to contain around two grams of spores.

Any major production in Dr. Ivins’ suites, centrally located in USAMRIID’s main building (1412), would have been detected. BW Safety experts agree that it would have been impossible to contain the contamination within the BL3 laboratory.

USAMRIID’s negative airflow system carries outside air from the two entrances through HEPA filters prior to outside exhaust. This reduces to near zero any threat to the community.

Inside the building is another question. Two Fort Detrick tradesmen died as a result of exposure to anthrax spores inside the old Pilot Plant. The DOJ scenario would result in almost certain contamination and infection of epidemic proportion inside the building. Spores could not be contained within the BL3 suite.

The latter scenario would have played into the hands of local doomsday believers. However, it did not happen.

Someone was going to take the fall for the attacks – it was demanded. The lack of direct evidence contained in the DOJ report suggests the investigation had gone as far as it could and Dr. Ivins had been made vulnerable. The report is an indictment of those who simply failed in their investigation — a sorry ending to this screenplay. #


Norman M. Covert is retired as archivist and historian of Fort Detrick. He is an expert on biochemical warfare. He is an author, writer and consultant. His writings on The Ivins Affair appeared in March in the and is used with permission of The Tentacle.

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Thank you so much, Harry! Outstanding research and writing on such a difficult chapter of painful history, Norm!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 04/01/10 - "LIFE THOUGHTS BY DUCKY":


Marriage changes passion. 
Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with 'Guess' on it. 
So I said, 'Implants?'  
She hit me.

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and over fifty for Miss America ? Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place! When I was young we used to go 'skinny dipping,' now I just 'chunky dunk.' Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference. Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !!
Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? Wouldn't you know it....
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.
Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

Bumper sticker of the year: 
'If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier'

And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 04/01/10:

NASA's Ballpoint Pen

During the heat of the space race in the 1960's, NASA decided it needed a ball point pen to write in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules.

After considerable research and development, the Astronaut Pen was developed at a cost of $1 million U.S. The pen worked and also enjoyed some modest success as a novelty item back here on earth.

The Soviet Union, faced with the same problem, used a pencil. 


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953

2. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

6. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/31/10
NNHS BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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The Ballad of Jed Clampett

The Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song

Written by producer and writer Paul Henning (16 Sept 1911 – 25 Mar 2005), 1962

Performed by Jerry Scoggins (1911 - 07 Dec 2004), backed by Flatt and Scruggs

Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was shootin' at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know ol' Jed's a millionaire,
Kinfolk said Jed move away from there
Said Californy is the place you ought to be
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

Hills, that is.
Swimmin' pools, movie stars.

The Beverly Hillbillies!

Sung at the end of the show:

Well, now its time to say good-bye to Jed and all his kin.
And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin' in.
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of their hospitality

Hillbilly, that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. Y'all come back now, y'hear?


"The Ballad of Jed Clampett" midi (sequenced by Don Carroll ) courtesy of - 04/02/10

"The Ballad of Jed Clampett" lyrics courtesy of - 04/02/10

First Image of Buddy Ebsen courtesy of - 04/02/10

Second Image of Buddy Ebsen courtesy of - 04/02/10

Silver Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/28/05 and 11/23/08

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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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