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5/29/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
May 29, 2002
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8 Bulldog notes:
Donna Walker Schmelzer (58)
Pat Allman Mason (58)
Richard Holt (58)
Marilyn Cowell Lupinacci (59)
Karon Mc Culloch (62)
Sandra Green Reuther (63)
Sheldon Spadafore (65)
Paul Case (67)

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From: Pat Allman Mason (58)

  Speaking of Wilkies, I was going through some things the other day and found a box with my annuals and a scrapbook in it and in the scrapbook was an old napkins from Wilkies. It has the prices we had to pay for a coke, hamburger, fries, etc. I would have to dig it out to see the prices but it is unbelievable that we had to pitch in just to buy a coke. We could buy a dozen for the price we have to pay now. The scrapbook also has programs from all the basketball and football games with the write up from the paper the following day. Boy we had good teams then. Guess I was, and still am, a real sports fan. Might bring them to our class reunion next year.

To Janice Wood:
  I do remember you and your family very well. Sorry to say that Sammy and his wife were killed when their car went into the Clearwater River sometime in the mid 60's, can't remember the exact year. My sister Marie lives in Lapwai, Idaho, which is about 15 miles from where I live.

Pat Allman Mason (58)
Clarkston, WA
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From: Richard Holt (58)

  Hi - All PHS Alumni come to Prosser Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Watch the Prosser Fire Dept. dynamite a huge anvil to start the games, it rings like a bell.
  For more information http://prosserchamber.org/scottish_games.htm
Come to my tent and check out your genealogy of your Scottish history. Hope to see you soon at Prosser, WA., Port of Benton Wine and Food Park on 29th June 2002.

Sincerely,

Richard Holt (58)
Pasco, WA
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From: Donna Walker Schmelzer (58)

Re: fast food
  That's right Robert Edwards. Those french fries came in a brown lunch sack and cost us a whole 15 cents! Those were fun days out at Wilkies Drive In.

Have enjoyed reading all the memories, keep it up.

Donna Walker Schmelzer (58)
Olympia, WA
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From: Marilyn Cowell Lupinacci (59)

  What fun this is to hear from all the people from Pasco.
Just returned from there doing a quick run at decorating the cemetery. Will always feel like home. This weekend we will be having a birthday party for my sister, Adrienne (`57) hope to have Bob Combs (`57), wife Carol Ann VanHollebeck Combs (`57), Lonnie Hunt (`59) and his wife Deanna Clapper (`63), Mike Cavett (`59) and his wife Judy Clapper (`63) here. Will be reviewing all of the entries.

Marilyn Cowell Lupinacci (59)
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From: Karon Mc Culloch (62)

  Although I was born at Lady of Lourdes Hospital, our family lived in Burbank, Eltopia, and Mesa until we moved into Pasco when I was in the 4th grade. Miss Storment was my first teacher in the Pasco schools. I guess, from the sounds of things, Longfellow was a fairly new school (rebuilt because of a fire?) at that time. I didn't get to wear the coveted patrol belt and badge and carry the stop flag until 5th grade because the guys seemed to get the duty first in 4th grade. Frankie Eng's mom used to bring really cool treats to celebrate his Birthdays, or do you guys who were in our classes remember that? Jan Meyers was taking classes in acrobatics and dance and was pretty good even in 4th and 5th grades. My younger sisters and I paid a visit to Longfellow a couple of years ago and the school I attended was long gone and a brand new building stood in its place. One of you who has stayed in the area all these years might be able to enlighten me: has Longfellow been rebuilt twice?

To Jean Bishop Rykman:
  I know we share the same Birthday and the dubious honor of being the two youngest in our graduating class, but were you also born at Lady of Lourdes?

Karon Mc Culloch (62)
Federal Way, WA
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From: Sandra Green Reuther (63)

  I saw this article in the NY Times today about experiments that the US government used on sailors in the Pacific in the 1960s. I know we have a number of classmates that might have been in the service during those years - so am sending this item. If any classmates have friends or relatives who were in the Pacific - you might want to check out the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/24/politics/24NERV.html
[You have to register on the NYT web site to view the entire article, but it's free and may be worthwhile if you, or someone you know, may have been exposed and have need of the benefits being offered. - Paul]

  The Department of Veterans Affairs has notified 622 of about 4,300 military personnel, mostly from the Navy, that might have been involved clear up to 1969.

  The 5/24/2002 article starts out...
"The Defense Department sprayed live nerve and biological agents on ships and sailors in cold war-era experiments to test the Navy's vulnerability to toxic warfare, the Pentagon revealed today.
  The Pentagon documents made public today showed that six tests were carried out in the Pacific Ocean from 1964 to 1968. In the experiments, nerve or chemical agents were sprayed on a variety of ships and their crews to gauge how quickly the poisons could be detected and how rapidly they would disperse, as well as to test the effectiveness of protective gear and decontamination procedures in use at the time.
  Hundreds of sailors exposed to the poisons in tests conducted in the 1960's could be eligible for health care benefits, and the Department of Veterans Affairs has already begun contacting those who participated in some of the experiments, known as Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense, or SHAD."

Sandra Green Reuther (63)
Boulder City, NV
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From: Sheldon Spadafore (65)

  Reading about all the folks and their favorite eating places. A&W was great, but there was a place in Kennewick that served up horseburgers (or so the story went). Tasted OK to me anyhow.

  However, I didn't know what a real hamburger was until I moved to Australia.

Real 100% beef - large patty ( 6" diameter by 3/4" thick ) w/large bun to match
lettuce
sliced Tomato
grated carrot (uncooked)
pickled beets ( called beetroot here )
sweet or dill pickle
onion (cooked or raw )
bacon
cheese
1 fried egg
choice of sauce ( tomato or BBQ usually ) occasionally someone's secret concoction

  Sorry to say that my days of indulging are over for the most part, but you all can try it. It's GOOD!

  A guy has to have a pastime!

  More Aussie/English delights if you are interested.

Sheldon Spadafore (65)
Booragul, New South Wales, Australia
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From: Paul Case (67)

Item of interest to Hotmail users:
  An entry in the Bombers' Alumni Sandstorm warned of a possible privacy issue for users of Hotmail, now owned by Microsoft. I've included a slightly edited excerpt below. If you use Hotmail you may want to take a look.

From Alumni Sandstorm of 5/26/02:
"Re: Hotmail Accounts
  If you have a Hotmail account - or if you've used Microsoft Passport - there's something you may want to check. Or, more accurately, UNcheck.
  Microsoft bought Hotmail in January 1998. Almost 120,000,000 people use the system, worldwide. A couple of years ago, Microsoft hooked up Hotmail to its Passport system. Variously known as Microsoft Passport, Windows Passport, MSN Passport, and/or .NET Passport, all of the names refer to Microsoft's giant central database of customer info.
  If you signed up for Hotmail - or anything else that uses Passport - more than a couple of months ago, you may be in for a big surprise. It seems that Microsoft changed the rules while you weren't looking. Unilaterally, Microsoft may have granted itself permission to pass along your personal information to other companies that use Passport on their Web sites. The personal information includes your email address, your birthday, your country and zip code, your gender and occupation.
  To check this out, go into Hotmail. Click OPTIONS (to the right of the tab that says "Address Book"). Look below the "Your Information" header and click PERSONAL PROFILE. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and see whether the boxes marked "Share my e-mail address" and "Share my other registration information" have been checked. Those boxes may not have been there when you signed up for Hotmail.
  Details are still murky, but it looks like Microsoft added those two check boxes a couple of months ago, and did itself a big favor by checking both of them for all of the Passport holders at the time."

Paul Case (67)
Pasco, WA
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