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5/14/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
May 14, 2002
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6 Bulldogs and an editorial note today:
Mary Lynn Shields Potter (58)
Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)
Jim Coffey (62)
Pat Mitchell (62)
Paul Case (67)
Victoria (Vicky) Tamez (91)

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** Editorial note
  I've had some alumni ask about putting a listing of subscriber names and e-mail addresses on the web site so people can get in contact with each other. I also get asked occasionally why the e-mail addresses are not in the archives like they were in the e-mail newsletters. I delete all of the e-mail addresses before I archive a newsletter on the Internet to protect the privacy of those who do not wish to have that information disclosed. Now you may say that the e-mail addresses are in the newsletter, so what's the difference? Well, it's just a little more private having your e-mail address in an occasional e-mail to other alumni as opposed to having it permanently posted on a web site where some mass marketers have been reported to collect them for sale to others. I can't say I know first hand that that has happened, and not everyone is concerned about it. But I can't have one privacy policy for some and a different one for others. If you want to get in touch with someone and you've lost their e-mail address from a newsletter, just drop a brief note to PHS Alumni On-Line and I'll forward it to whomever you're seeking so that they can contact you. Sorry if that's a little inconvenient, but just as some people prefer an unlisted telephone number, some also wish to guard their e-mail address.

  I do think, however, that a listing of alumni subscriber names and their class year might be a nice addition to the web site. I can do that very easily. If I don't hear any objections I will add that to the web site in the next week or so. I'd also like to include city and state (and country, in some cases) for those of you that have provided that information - I get a lot of comments from folks who are interested in where their old friends are living now. Does anybody object to including that info in a listing of PHS Alumni On-Line subscribers? I won't include it initially, but may add it later if that's what people want and no one objects. Please let me know what you think. - Paul

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From: Mary Lynn Shields Potter (58)

To Janet Janes Wolf:
  I attended Pasco schools from gr. 1 to 12 with you. What I want to know now is where is Nine Mile Falls, WA? I too am enjoying `lurking' on the alumni pages.

Mary Lynn Shields Potter (58)
Shoreline, WA
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From: Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)

  It is such a small world and the older we get, the more precious the time we spend in it. I think this site is so great that I "print" a hard copy and file for my children to read someday. I make my personal notations on the hard copy because my memory gets jogged with what is being submitted. My son, a Journalist is working on our family tree. My oldest daughter, who just turned 40 and mother of two teenagers is back to school working on her BA in History. She is also dedicated in recording our family history and keeps bugging me for information. I have kept procrastinating so this site has now got me motivated to get started.

  Hi to Bill Grace. The small world gets even smaller. My oldest daughter and family has lived in Camas for the last 20 years. My Grandson recently graduated from Camas HS. I lived in Portland for 4 years and really loved the area. I believe we have another classmate who lives in Vancouver too.

  My condolences to the Larry Struthers family. It is hard to lose a loved one.

Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)
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From: Jim Coffey (62)

  It's my first time visiting the site as I just registered for the Aug. "40th" reunion [on Jeff Jumper's PHS Class of 1962 web site] and saw the reference links. I'll check back and look it over in more detail.

Best Regards,

Jim Coffey (62)
Nampa, ID
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From: Pat Mitchell (62)

Hi Paul,
  Nice to hear from my PHS friends! I would like to share a quick memory of Mr. (Col.) (VP) (Coach) Gregson. I went into his Chemistry class thinking it was time for a quiz. When he said to close the book and get out a piece of paper, I was ready. I answered all 10 questions lickety sizzle, and took my paper up to be graded. He looked it over and wrote a big "9" on the top. Nine? What did I miss? At the top of my paper, I had written, "QUIZZ." Minus one for misspelling! The good thing is that I ain't never misspelled it ever again, `cept in official reports like this!

Pat Mitchell (62)
Beaverton, OR
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From: Paul Case (67)

For anyone interested in historical photos of Hanford and the Tri-City area:
  The Department of Energy has put 40,000 Hanford photos on the Internet. Some are historical and others may be simply hysterical and of no interest to anyone. It's a bunch of pictures! I know there are some of Pasco and Kennewick as well as Richland and Hanford. Some I have seen before, such as the Lewis Street Hotel, but there are lots of new ones. The Internet viewer is pretty neat, too. The Tri-City Herald story that talks about the photos can be read at:


  The Herald included a sidebar with the print version that I couldn't find online. The sidebar had instructions that you will find helpful in getting started if you're interested in taking a gander. At the risk of infringing on their copyright, I have reproduced those instructions below.

From Tri-City Herald, 5/13/02:
  "To view newly declassified historical Hanford photos, go to http://www2.hanford.gov/DDRS/index.cfm on the Internet.
  Finding the gems among the photos takes patience. With 40,000 photos online, the DOE system can take a few minutes to find each image requested by Web surfers.
  Negatives often were stored with just a one- or two-word description. That means those browsing the collection have to be creative to find what they want.
  The easiest way to use the system is to click on "simple search" and type in "neg" for negative and a search word.
For instance, a train buff might want to do searches for "train," "engine" and "railroad."
  In the advanced search, users can request photos from a particular year, month or date. In the accession/number line, pick the "contains" options and type in n1d to get only negatives. Negatives with no date recorded are given the default year 2001.
  When photos are displayed, tools along the top of the screen allow images to be enlarged or details to be magnified."

Have fun browsing, if you have time!

Paul Case (67)
Pasco, WA
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From: Victoria (Vicky) Tamez (91)

Hi all!
  Wow, it will be 11 yrs since I graduated high school. My baby sister, Sara is graduating this coming June. My parents are so excited. She's the last one to graduate in our family out of five kids. So, this will be a memorable event.

  Well, I hope to hear from fellow classmates from Class of 1991. We had our 10yr reunion last summer and it was a blast. It was great to see everyone. Some changed, some didn't, and few surprises. Well, hope all is good in the home front. Go bulldogs!

Victoria (Vicky) Tamez (91)
Pasco, WA
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