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Name: Karen Kuehl (KK) ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 12:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: We felt the shaker here in No. San Diego County too. Had my cats scared out of their wits!! I've been watching KTLA and they've said no one was hurt and no damage so far. That's good news!!
It was a "wimper".

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 12:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: far as bands go...don't forget "Monty and the Crystals" and "The Civilized Movement."

Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: Felt your Earthquake all the way here in Vegas! Hope all's well in Hawthorne and elsewhere.
Scared the dogs and the phone is dead. That's it.

Name: Chuck Kelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 10:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1985
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: Regarding the benefit concert, besides Brian Wilson & Al Jardine, there are other successful groups and singers that are HHS alumni: Emitt Rhodes of the Merry Go Round (who I think still lives in Hawthorne), Chris Montez, and Jeff & Steve McDonald of Redd Kross. There's also a popular young band called Dios (Malos) that is from Hawthorne, though Im not sure if they went to HHS. Hawthorne IS the Liverpool of the USA!
Liverpool is the Hawthorne of England, Chuck....

Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 10:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: "HI" (hope I did not offend anybody by that comment)....JB, Free Speech buddy unless the comment is laced with obscenities..."The Host has to Post"....and if some Cougars are offended they can contact the "postee" directly.......enuf said...I will respond to the HHS Sports issue when I have more time...76 ers, Have Fun at Your Reunion, ya lucked out since I will be outta town and unable to Crash your you can cancel the Security you hired......LOVE YOU ALL COUGAR ALUMS, H1 OUT!
Hey Dale, GET OFF THE SNOW!! The 76er reunion was 2 years ago

Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 9:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Pt, Oregon
Message: Amidst the chaos that is currently Cougarville, I sighted some fellow Cougars in the wilds of Oregon. The DeCuir Brothers had a get-together Sunday with all four bros in attendance. Rich (class of 63) Phil (65) Steve (67) and Dennis (71). Also Teresa (Rowden) DeCuir (67) Bill Young (66) and Mike Stover (64?) were present. A swell time was had by all as no fights broke out, but I did hear somebody curse. Shame on them.
Thanks James, for the report. Nice to have Cougar get-togethers in the Northwest too.

Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
City & State: Carmichael, CA
Message: I want to wish Kathy Duran-Reese a very Happy Birthday today. When our parents had their children we all got brothers and sisters. My parents gave me all brothers. Then one of them brought Kathy Duran home to join our family. I got a sister that day. And she is still in my life today and forever. So Kathy Duran Freeman Reese, Happy Birthday. Lots of love, Jan.
Happy Birthday Kathy...

Name: Henry Cooper ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 7:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Redway CA.
Message: John, Sorry if I offended Keith and fellow Cougars. I meant to be funny. I am a Carpenter and in Humboldt County it's Construction Language. A person who makes a stupid mistake is told to quit smoking crack and start thinking. I think Bill Shultz Post for us to donate what we can small or large is very appropriate. Starting Now I will try to remember, and write in the Language as taught to me at H.H.S. Cougarally Yours, Henry Cooper
Hey Henry, Thanks for the apology. We all say things we wish I could take back. It must be Cougar fire Thanks again...
For all who want to donate, please click here. Your donation will go a long way towards helping our HHS Sports program.

Name: Art LaMere ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 29, 2008, 6:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bettendorf Ia
No E-mail
Message: Keith please don't stop what you are doing. please let me know when I can get the info you are trying to put together and I will go to the company I work for and see if we can get some help. We are in the inserting and mailing business and we are located everywhere. They also like to help and see their employees take interst in the areas that they live in. I don't live in Hawthorne anymore however the roots are still there. Thanks again Keith and John
Thanks very much Art, for the support....

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 8:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las vegas
Message: Okay I am hoping to have a Sponsorship Level sheet done and cover letter/press release by Friday. I will send it to John for approval cause I am really winging it since I don't know the full details. I am basically basing on what I have read here. No sports at HHS! So I will go from there. Once he approves it I am hoping he will post what I do so then others can read and print if they want. I will contact Clark this week. Clark if you read this call me sometime at 808-385-1793.
By the way we need a logo design for CougarFest. Then we should make some t-shirts. These can be sold and the money deposited. They should definitely say something like "I Support Cougar Sports" CougarFest 2008 something like that. Simple white shirts. This way people can support the cause like this. Thanks
Keith, Please look at the Letter from the Principal and go by that. Not sure we have any time for Cougarfest this year, but it could be incorporated next year, for sure.

Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Keith: Your class of 76 is proud of your efforts on behalf of HHS! Don't get down and keep up the good efforts!
Hey Clark and Keith, Here's a perfect opportunity for the Hawthorne High Alumni Association to get involved. Keith, you wanted email addresses. Why not start with Clark and the Alumni Association group? I'm sure they could come up with some fund raising ideas and I know they want to help. Let's hear some thoughts from the HHSAA group.

Name: Andrea ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 5:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rossi
Class: 1982
No E-mail
Message: If Hawthorne does have a Cougarfest why not ask Black Flag to play too? I attended many parties when they were playing in Hawthorne. Also, my niece told me Hawthorne High might not be there anymore? The Wiseburn district is looking to buy the land HHS is on.....:{
Hi Andrea, Let's put that rumor to bed once and for all. HHS is NOT going away. I've heard that rumor a few times in the last 2 years, with different synarios, and confirmed through many sources that it is simply not true. Wiseburn wants a Charter high school in their area. No land as of yet, but Hawthorne High won't be involved.

Name: Karen Kuehl (KK) ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 4:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: With the remarks that have been made either pro or con about Hawthorne by Keith and others, aren't you all missing the important things that Keith said? Regardless of how you feel about Hawthorne, Keith has some very good ideas that will help our high school's athletic program NOW. Put all the other cr... stuff aside and read what he's said about what can be done to do GOOD for the school ... and possibly the community as well, in the long run. Let's stick to the very important subject and forget about the incidental cr... stuff of what was said. What a way to knock the enthusiasm out of someone trying to help!! You go for it, Keith, and I hope lots of people will join in and help you with your ideas.
Amen to that....

Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 2:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Denver, CO
Message: I went back to Hawthorne last year to visit friends living over in the Ramona area (yeah, I know, it's not Rancho Holly Glen or Del Aire Estates) and I gotta tell you, I was pretty damn surprised. I think Hawthorne looks great! Reminds me of the neighborhood I grew up in and when someone asks where I grew up, I say "Hawthorne California, you know, home of the Beach Boys" and that usually turns into other questions, "Did you know them?", What were they like?".....I tell them I used to date their sister.
Hey Alan, You dated Willamina too??

Name: Madeline Pelland ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 1:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ryan
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I can't help but comment on the last few feedbacks from fellow Cougar's expressing their feelings re: comments made by Keith and Mr Cooper. ALthough I don't agree with Mr Cooper's comments about Keith and a crack pipe which wasn't necessary in conveying how he felt about Keith's " embarassment" about being truthful about where he came from. Both Keith and Mr Cooper have the right to express how they feel, I still hope and pray that although Hawthorne has changed unfortunatley, let's please hope that here in America one still has the right to express his or her opinions without being called names or being asked to be censored. Yes Keith anyone that has eyes can see that Hawthorne has sadly changed and in most places for the worse. Yes Holly Glen and Del Aire have been fortunate to remain the same but even though Hawthorne has declined I never in my wildest of dreams would deny or twist the truth about where I was raised no matter what has happened to the place I grew up in, went to school and more importantly called home. I'm proud to call Hawthorne my home and I'm not afraid to say it. Rational thinking people understand cities change through no fault of its past residents. To deny or be embarrassed where we were from, for a rather large part of our lives, is in my opinion sad. Yes its terribly disappointing and honestly sad to see how the visible look of Hawthorne has changed but I know alot of wonderful people who STILL LIVE IN HAWTHORNE and call it home. This country has become divided much too much lets hope fellow Cougars can convey why Hawthorne was always the best!!!!! Thank you.....
I liked the street I grew up on and still do. Still own a house in the "seedy section"

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 9:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Thanks Mr. Cooper for your advice. Luckily I do not live with blinders on like you so I see the "actual" world and just not what I want to see. If you took them off you might see Hawthorne has changed (and not for the better). So now hopefully you can help get it back to where it once was and even better. Take off the blinders and put down your corn cob pipe and help.

Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 9:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey, Ca
Message: Hey Cougs, I don't usually reply to individual feedback posts, but Coopers reply to Keith Jones was not very positive to the thread going on about the HHS sports shortfall. Keith came up with some very good ideas, and is asking for help from some of us that are closer to HHS. I will Help in any way I can, I still work 5 days a week but will do what I can. Later Don
I agree and thanks Don for your help.

Name: Steve Eide ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 9:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Alexandria, VA
Message: Have I missed something? I don't understand my former classmate Henry Cooper's comments. Sounds pretty harsh.
Thanks for all your efforts Keith.
Hi Steve, I think it was this....."I do this because frankly I am a little embarrassed to say I am from Hawthorne. When I do say something though I always say "it was so nice back when I was there and I grew up in the nice area Holy Glen"....

Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 28, 2008, 9:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: El segundo, CA
No E-mail
Message: Henry Cooper's message to Keith wasn't worth posting.
Hi Barbara, I'm "Damned if I do and Damned if I don't"....

Name: Henry Cooper~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 27, 2008, 1:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Redway CA
Message: A Reply To Keith Jones, Holly Glen was and still is a nice neighborhood. But all of Hawthorne had and still has indoor plumbing. I am proud to call myself a Hawthornian. Too bad about you. Maybe you should give up the crack pipe for awhile and re-align during Winter Solstice. Just a thought. Henry Cooper Class of 66

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 26, 2008, 11:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I may be repeating myself but is that a bad thing. I have also said I am a very busy person and will need help. So you need to email me the info I need and email the people for me. I will put what i can together but like I said I cannot and will not do this on my own. You know the people who can help so have them email me the info I have requested. Thanks for you help.

Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 26, 2008, 8:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Good Old Hawthorne
Message: People let's just send in what you can afford to get this going. If it was band uni's or pocket protecters, either you support it or not. The ideas are super, let's just get the car to the garage then we can really work on it.
It is being overhauled as we speak, Bill, Thanks for the comments....

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 26, 2008, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: JB, no I didn?t get any dinner. But for past favors received, a hug, and a wonderful glass of ice tea it was more than enough reimbursement for me. I also wanted to mention that the Cougar sports aide really seems to be taking off. I want to thank everyone who is getting and will be getting involved. If this comes together as it seems it might, it certainly will be proof that the Cougar Spirit is alive and well.
Thanks Jerry, and thanks too for getting Anita back on line.