05/04/05 -
NNHS Newsletter - Stand By Me

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I haven't managed to accomplish many spectacular things the last few days, but we do have some Newbies and some
interesting notes and changes this evening.

   By the way, lest you forget, Sunday is Mother's Day for all the wives and mothers and significant others in your lives.

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60)!



1. Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 04/30/05

2. Suzanne Stenner Gabriel ('65) of VA - 05/02/05:

Hi Carol

I am a graduate of the class of 65 and would like to add my e-mail address so I can hear all the news.  Also I would like to know
if anyone has the address of Arthur Joe Hinnant ('55) who just passed away; he was my neighbor for many years.  Thank you
for all you do. 

Susanne Stenner Gabriel  

3. John Gabriel ('62) of VA - 05/02/05

   Welcome, Karen, Suzanne and John!  I've added your email addys to the (hidden) mailing list, and your names to the Alumni Page:


   Suzanne, I'll mail you Joe's widow's address (courtesy of Thelma Spade Roberts - '57 - of VA - Thanks, Thelma!) in a separate note.


From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 05/01/05:

Hi Carol:
I'm organizing the 45th reunion for the NNHS Class of 60!  Would you be willing to put some information
about it on your website? The mailing will go out on May 2nd but I know lots of folks check in with you
on a regular basis.
Our reunion will be held at The Warwick Yacht & Country Club, 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News
on Saturday, July 9th, 2005 at 6pm. There will be lots of good food, good music, and of course, good company!
For more information, folks can contact me at:
Karen Weinstein Witte
18911 Fairwood Ct.
Tampa, FL  33647
I just recently found out about your website and have visited it several times. It's great!  Keep up the good work!  Thanks so much for your help.
Go Typhoons Go!

   WONDERFUL NEWS, Karen!  We are delighted to help you publicize this!  It is posted on the Main page, and I will shortly be
creating a special section on the Reunion Page for your images and updates:



   I still have but one burning question: Will this reunion be open to members of other NNHS Classes???

   Thanks again for letting us know, Karen; we've had several inquiries on this!

The 40th Reunion of the Class of 1965 will be held
on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza in Newport News, and is open to all NNHS Alumni.




   Thank y'all for your recent financial contributions!  They are always needed and most gratefully received!

From Terry Seay ('67) of VA - 05/02/05:

	I think Steve Kiger's ('66 - of VA) prom date might have been my neighbor, Diane Winkler ('67). Diane's 
brother was "Winky" Winkler. 

   AHA!  Looks good to me, Terry, thanks!

 Diane Winkler            
1966 Anchor, p. 73            

   So, Gail, whadaya think?  Pretty girl, long dark hair, possibly maybe?

From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 05/02/05:

Hi Carol,

While I love to see my name in print you are correct, I did not know I had any influence on the newsletter format. 
I do, however,  remember those lively emails about our Briarfield elementary days.  I still do not remember what our area of town was called but I have vivid remembrances and feelings about those times. 
I really appreciate what you are doing for us all, Carol.  You are re-creating  a sense community which is sadly so 
often lacking today.  Near and far apart we Typhoons can feel connected because of YOU! 
A question.  Does anyone know where Joyce Spake  ('65) is? 


   Well, that's the story, Frances!  It was probably the last week in February of 2003.  The Newsletters bore little resemblance
to the ones of today, but they did have their genesis then through your interest in talking with others..  I thought it was well past
time for that to be acknowledged, so I did a page redesign on the Briarfield page to reflect that fact:



   I sadly do not know of Joyce's whereabouts, Frances.  I've thought of her often over the years.

   Thanks again, Frances!

From Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL - 05/03/05:

Hi Carol,

When Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA responded with the final words of the Pledge of Allegiance, 
seeing it in print made me suddenly realize that I have had it all wrong all these years.....I always 
thought it was "...with liberty and justice for Raoul!!!" 

Raoul Weinstein '57

   Now, THAT'S funny!!!I had somehow never heard that version!  Thanks, Raoul!

From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 05/03/05:

Your website is so interesting and informative...I am so privileged to know you.  I look forward 
to seeing you at one and possibly two reunions in the not too distant future.  I will be in touch.
Take care, 
Fred Mays, '60. 

   Wal, golly, Fred - y'all are always making my chin drop!  The privilege is all mine, believe me!  I just keep pinching myself
to make sure that I didn't just imagine the last five years of my life!  It bears a remarkable resemblance to thirty years
of impossible dreams of mine.  I'd elaborate on that a bit, but then I'd just start crying and sobbing (oh, not that I ever DO,
of course!
), and then I'd never get this Newsletter out.

   Hey - that's right!  I wonder what my chances are of crashing your reunion in July?!?

   Thanks so much, Fred - for everything!

From Dean Springfield ('73) of VA - 05/03/05:


I am Dean Springfield, class of 73 and want to thank you and your cohorts for an outstanding web site.  My brother, Ed Springfield, was in your class of 65 and our brother Chuck Springfield (Class of 66) got us access to your web site.  In addition, brother John (Class of 74), sisters Ruth (Class of 68) and Susie (Class of 69) are all Typhoons and are now aware of this site.  While not many Typhoons from my time frame are gracing your site to date, I suspect that to start growing soon.  I have passed the sight on to another Typhoon family, the Bosts, who have six additional Typhoons who should be visiting the site in the near future.  You have created a monster and it continues to grow.  What a great experience to sift through the information you have gathered.
While busing led to my graduating from Warwick High School in 73,  I'll always have the best memories of attending Newport News High School.  At that time, Newport News High School was the only school in the area to have anything close to racial balance, so busing was even more confusing to us who were affected by the decision.  I had the recent opportunity to enter Julie Conn Gym and saw that not one thing has changed since the High School was regulated to a Middle School in 1971.  It literally felt like going through a time warp walking through the gym.
One particular memory I'll always be thankful for being able to experience was the 1970 Turkey Day football game.  Talk about school spirit.  Today's schools just don't understand the term as it was defined in those days.  I was a member of that team as a tenth grader (let's assume that keeping the bench warm constitutes member) and still remember Jo Jo Bethea and Willie Armistead as the team leaders.  We entered the game with a 7 and 2 record losing to Huntington and Carver in two of the first three games of the year.  Still, Hampton was a very heavy favorite as they entered the game unbeaten and having something like a 30 game winning streak.  Newspapers were already laying the ground work for the State Championship game the following week for Hampton once the pesky rivals from downtown Newport News were disposed of.  Coach Harlan Hott was in his first year of head coaching at Newport News and he was joined by rookie assistant coaches Jim Cavanaugh (now assistant at Virginia Tech, from which I'm also an alumnus) and Jimmy Laycock (now head coach at William & Mary).  They were fun, enthusiastic coaches and they drilled into us the belief that we could beat Hampton.  All the scoring was done in the first half with Willie Armistead and Jo Jo Bethea each scoring a touchdown after Hampton turnovers and Phil Allen kicking a short field goal at the end of the half.  The 1st half and final score was Newport News 16, Hampton 7 as Newport News shut out the vaulted Hampton offense in the second half.  With the decision to revamp Newport News into a middle school as part of the busing plan, the Typhoons will maintain a one game winning streak over the Crabbers for all eternity.  I still have the newspaper that carries the story and would love
to provide it if I knew how to get it to you.
Anyway, thanks again for what you're doing and I hope that I can see growth in later year Typhoons as you continue to bring back the memories from yesteryear.
Take care!
Dean Springfield (73)

   WOWZERS!  Thanks, Dean!  As the obvious is almost always lost on me, I had no idea y'all were all siblings.  In the Small
World Department (we haven't run any of those lately), Eddie was in my homeroom and Chuck was born on my first birthday.

   Now, when you say the Bosts, do you mean the East End Bosts such as Audra ('58) and Billy ('61) and Millie ('66) and Karen ('67)
and all those others?!?  For REAL?!?  Oh, my goodness!!!

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/04/05:

Hi, Dave:
Just a quick note to say thank you for the generous offer to assist the TYPHOON who have left TYPHOON LAND to pursue careers and other opportunities in other parts of the world to reconnect with the Peninsula.
Many of us who grew up in Newport News can remember when it was only four square miles in area, and are so surprised to return to find the old downtown completely changed from the time we left the city.
Of course, the expansive growth in the northern section and new roads with large intersections cause us to think we never lived in this place. I still find it exciting to visit the Peninsula.
For those TYPHOON who seldom get an opportunity to visit, I am sure your invitation will be warmly received by them.
What I miss most when I return are the familiar faces when you go into a store. All that has changed in addition to the landscape.
However, Carol's website and newsletters keep us in touch with those familiar faces that we used to greet in Our Old Stomping Grounds.

   Thanks, Adonis!  Isn't that just a spectacular offer Dave made?!?  I just can't get over it, personally!  It must be the years of isolation
I endured...

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/04/05:

I notice that the Home Page is becoming cluttered with individual links to the many offers by several Classes for merchandise/memorabilia.  '64 is as guilty as anybody.
Perhaps you could consign all of them to a new page "NNHS SCHOOL STORE" or "TYPHOONMART" which would contain all the many offers in one place.  I would not suggest further segregation by Class, as many offers transcend Classes (my Reunion CDs, f'rinstance), and many sales might be lost.
Then you could hype the "SCHOOL STORE" page on the home page.  Also, that would help reduce the home page d/l time for our DUN friends
Just a thought ..........

   David, you are a SOOPER-GENIUS!  Every now and then I stop and look at that page and watch it grow and
grow, and wonder how to reduce its size, and find myself increasing it instead.  How's this for the first draft?



   Thanks so much, Captain!

 Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!                        

                            Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
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Stand By Me

Jeffrey Leiber and Michael Stoller

(Ben E. King)

Peak: #4; Year: 1961; Week peaked: 6/18/1961

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me.....

And darlin, darlin, stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin, darlin, stand by me, oh stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah

----- guitar -----

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Darlin, darlin, stand by me-e, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me....

"Stand By Me" midi courtesy of http://www.walkthroughlife.com/midis/oldies/
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Stand By Me" lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/standbyme.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Full Moon clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.miningco.com/library/cos/blmoon1.htm - 09/20/04

 Animated Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars16.html - 03/23/05

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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