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10/4/01
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PHS Bulldogs On-Line
Oct 04, 2001
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5 Bulldog alumni notes today:
Ron Dupuis (62)
Mike Burke (63)
Paul Case (67)
Cliff Brown (67)
Deborah Case Sundblad (88)

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From: Ron Dupuis (62)

  Loren Larson and I are looking forward to attending this Friday night's game with Davis. Maybe we will run into a few familiar faces from the classes of the early sixties.
  Take care and Go Bulldogs!

  To Carol Smith:
  Dawnie is living in Edmonds, Wa. She is in the phone book but I can also give you her phone number if you want to e-mail me.

Ron Dupuis (62)
Snohomish, WA
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From: Mike Burke (63)

  Carol Smith listed a few names of persons she wanted the locations of: Linda Dickerson, Jackie Head, etc. I am curious too. It is 6:30 am here in the city. Please give me some feedback. I get football scores from my dad, class of 39. He still goes to all games with Mick O'Leary and other real old-timers. But it is nice to hear it from the young locals. Love to hear about Pasco sports. I still bleed purple and white.

Mike Burke (63)
Edmonds, WA
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From: Paul Case (67)

  Bulldogs sports scores for 10/2:
    Soccer: Pasco 2 - Davis 0
    Pasco is 3 - 2

    Volleyball: Eisenhower 3 - Pasco 1
    Pasco is 8 - 1 (Ike is 9 - 0)

  To Tom Brandon:
  I assume the Pasco School District would welcome alumni contributions for the stadium project? Do you have an address to send them to? Do you have any pictures of how it will look that we could post on the web site?

  To Irma Zacher:
  We're almost neighbors - I live on Rd. 56 one block north of Wernett! My house sits on what used to be a party spot - it was closer than the sand dunes if people were low on gas. You wouldn't believe how many beer bottles I dug up in our garden when we first moved here in 1976.

  Was anyone out there ever on stage crew? Seems like I remember somebody mentioning it. What a blast! Got to see all the performances, play with the stage lights, etc. Running the spotlight seemed to be the most popular assignment - I can't imagine why. Unless . . .

Paul Case (67)
Pasco, WA
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From: Cliff Brown (67)

. . . .Like I said, Jim Gladden asked me what I thought of the Vietnam war, and I had nothing much to say, and felt like a fool. So then, I somehow got interested in debate team, since that would force me to learn something about  what was going on in the world. I didn't actually know that at the time, but it sure turned out to be true. It was probably Steve Felton, a kid who had moved over to Pasco from Kennewick, and somehow had gotten to know Jim Gladden, who got me involved in debate. He was an Intellectual or made out like one, anyway. Carried around a copy of On Walden Pond, just to look cool to those who knew what it was. I didn't. He became, and remains, my best friend. And we both got on the debate team somehow. Maybe because no one else was interested. Debate was like another awakening. We had to argue both sides of some question all year long. The year we were first involved, my senior year, the question was something like: "Resolved, that the U.S. should significantly curtail military assistance." We would go about the northwest arguing that U.S. military assistance to both sides of the India/Pakistan war was either a good or bad idea. It was far more fun than regular school work. We traveled in a small van and got to stay in hotels, instead of gyms.
  The first day I walked into the debate room, I saw Karen Sargeant sitting in the back of the room with a pretty red dress on. She was a junior, and had (and has) a sparkling laugh, and somehow liked Steve and me. She was assigned to be my debate partner. Later that year, she played Emily and I played George in Thorton Wilder's Our Town. . . . .
  The debate trips were, well, trips! Karen and I didn't win anything that I can recall. We might have gone to the State tournament but for the fact that I got suspended from school for a week for organizing the Senior Sneak. All of the seniors, or at least all those who we thought counted, heeded the call put out by Essie Pudwell and me, to skip class for an entire day and go down to Hatrock State Park, which was on the Oregon side of the river just up from McNary Dam. Harvey Hart, the only Vice Principal (now they have about 11), had it in for me anyway, and when he found out Essie and I were the ringleaders, he suspended me from extracurricular events for the rest of the year. Fortunately, Our Town, had already been produced. Likewise, the Senior Talent Show had also happened already. The only thing left was the State Debate Tournament. I don't know if Karen went with some other partner, but I didn't.
  But debate really was an eye opener. For one thing, it Was so easy to make up quotes of supposed authorities, to support most anything you were arguing for. My favorite was University of Miami's Professor of Political Science, Bernice Wright.  She said anything I needed her to say, and was quoted in almost any magazine I could think of. That was because Bernice Wright was actually a girl in my senior class with whom I had had my first real date. We had gone to the prom the previous year, since her real boyfriend one Steve Martin (I'm not making this up either) had gone off to Vietnam. . . . .

Cliff Brown (67)
Bogota, Colombia
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From: Deborah Case Sundblad (88)

  This might be a weird question, and maybe I missed it in earlier emails, but I am curious how the stadium project is being funded? Completely through private donations or is there public funding too? That would be great if you could put the contact info for donations on this site. Sounds like it will be a great facility and a much-needed facelift for old Edgar Brown.

Deborah Case Sundblad (88)
Seattle, WA
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