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Old 09-14-2004, 11:08 AM
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Well, on the lighter side of news for today:


On this Day in History -- September 14

Famous people born on this day:


--> 1867, Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, drew the
"Gibson Girl."

--> 1883, Margaret Sanger, feminist.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1848, Alexander Stewart opens the first department
store in the U.S.

--> 1716, First lighthouse in US is lit (in Boston
Harbor.)

--> 1814, Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled
Banner."

--> 1886, The typewriter ribbon is patented.

--> 1892, A.P. Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo.

--> 1899, While in New York, Henry Bliss becomes first
automobile fatality.

--> 1940, Congress passes first peace time draft law.

--> 1972, Pope John IV, abolishes the fifteen hundred
year old custom of
the circular haircuts for monks.


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Old 09-15-2004, 04:34 AM
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News from Goldsboro, NC

Goldsboro Native wins Emmy Award!

Veton Ray Bunch won the Emmy for Music Composition for a Series
(Dramatic Underscore) for Star Trek: Similtude, Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

This was Veton's sixth nomination and his first win.


On September 19th and October 19th

There will be a narrated Historic Horse/Trolley Tour of Downtown Goldsboro

This will encompass several of the older housing districts, the old refurbished Paramount theater, historical facts about Sherman's March on Goldsboro, the Railroad Tracks going through Center Street, the Old Orphan Home...now the Goldsboro Wayne Center, and many other historical features of our city.


This is a fantastic tour of our city. It is something that they do each year and it really benefits the children and younger people who are able to learn the history of this terrific little city. It brings back fond memories for the older folks, and for the not so old.

The city is gearing up the annual County fair at the end of the month. Everywhere you go, you hear people talking about entries for certain booths. We are expecting record crowds this year. I am certainly looking forward to going and cannot wait to post about it.
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:19 PM
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Great news about your area Kellydid..the Horse/Trolley Tour sounds like fun!

If you get to go, take some pictures to share.

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Old 09-16-2004, 02:20 PM
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On this Day in History -- September 16

Famous people born on this day:


--> 1822, Charles S. Crocker, of Southern Pacific
fame.

--> 1924, Lauren Bacall, whistler.

--> 1956, David Copperfield, Magician.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1630, Shawmut, Massachussetts, changes its name to
Boston.

--> 1782, Great Seal of the United States is used for
first time.

--> 1857, Patent is issued for the typesetting
machine.

--> 1919, The American Legion is incorporated.

--> 1984, First baboon heart is transplanted into a
human.

--> 1984, Miami Vice premiers.

And don't forget...


--> Independence Day, celebrated in Mexico.
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:33 PM
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Ferocious Hurricane Punishes the Gulf Coast
By ANDREW C. REVKIN

Published: September 16, 2004


MOBILE, Ala., Thursday, Sept 16 - Hurricane Ivan pummeled and paralyzed the central Gulf Coast late Wednesday and early Thursday as it surged toward the broad bay here with a ferocity not seen in the region since Hurricane Camille struck to the west in 1969.

By Wednesday evening giant waves, measured at 53 feet by automated buoys offshore, were rumbling onto the barrier beaches and islands south of this city of 198,000.


"It's going to be extreme damage," said Max Mayfield, the director of the National Hurricane Center.

At midnight central time, hurricane-force winds raked the region and more than eight inches of rain had fallen in some areas along the Alabama coast, and only worse lay ahead, with 30 hours of such conditions expected over a broad swath of the coast.

The ragged but explosively powerful eye of the storm was 40 miles offshore and moving north 12 miles per hour with sustained winds swirling at 135 miles per hour, putting the storm in Category 4 of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane damage potential. The eye of the storm had nearly reached the coast at 1 a.m.

For this storm in this region of bayous and shallow bays, Mr. Mayfield said, the tidal surge, which could be up to 16 feet above sea level in some places, could be the most destructive force.

"I just pray people heeded the advice of local officials and got out," he said.

Forecasters said the storm would be slow to abate even as it moved inland. And they predicted that it would stall near the southern Appalachians and would slowly dissipate in that area.

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida declared states of emergency. Curfews were ordered in several cities, including New Orleans and Mobile County, both to discourage looting and to reduce the danger from falling power lines, trees and other hazards.

Please Hold all Hurricane residents in your prayers.
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Yes, please everyone pray for the people who are in harms way.
I know here in New Hampshire they got an overwhelming response from people thatvolunteered to the nationwide program(Citizens Corps Council) They are looking for people who are wiling to go and help out, doing construction work, emergency
management,clearing debri and alot of other things, If anyone is interested you contact the citizen corp council in yourstate. they are providing training and also paying $750. aweek plus they willpay up to 145.a day for expenses. You must be willing to withstand heat and humidity and rough conditions for up tp 4-6weeks. God Bless the Volunteeers!

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Old 09-17-2004, 05:21 PM
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Here is a photo of the devastation that Florida has to deal with.

Yes, Sandie I will remember Florida, & Alabama residents in my prayers.


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Old 09-17-2004, 05:23 PM
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Gulfshores,

More pictures to come.
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Old 09-17-2004, 05:25 PM
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This is of a bridge in Mobile, ALA.
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This is of a Hotel at Orange Beach, Ala.

This used to be a beautiful place..I haven't been there since the late 80's, but I loved the coastline, sea air, and people were so friendly too.

SO sad...
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