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Name: Adrian Reynolds () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 15:25:49
Class: 67
City and State: Lexington, MA
Message: I live in Boston now. You may recall that Boston is where the two planes that were used on the WTC departed from.
Next Monday my son flies to Europe for a year of study-abroad. Logic tells me that security is higher now than it has ever been and that this is probably the safest possible time to fly. Agreed? OK, so riddle me this... Why is my stomach in knots?

Because you're the father.......

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 14:16:30
Class: 66
City and State: rb, ca
Message: We have an early score on the USC-OREGON game. 0-0. I believe its politically incorrect [is that a total oxymoron or what?] to use the term damn Indians irrespective of what group of Indians you are referring. By the way Ted Turner was asked to change the name of his Atlanta baseball team so as not to insult one of those two groups, maybe both, he has taken it under advisement but a spokesman for the Braves today said that they had real reservations concerning that issue.
We'll get some negative smoke signals from this Feedback.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 13:33:20
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: I agree with you John, deportation wouldn't be my first choice. I don't have a Hawthorne story, only that even though life for me wasn't all that wonderful at that time, I would wish to go back to a time when I felt safe, and not everything on the television was news of trouble in the world.

Name: Pat Stark () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 13:18:44
Maiden: Phillips
Class: 1959
City and State: Santa Rosa, Ca
Message: Hi John and all Cougs
Boy am I glad to see you back, I was checking Ctown every day for some happy thoughts, this has been a terrible week past but we will overcome. I got my Cougartown tee shirt yesterday, just love it. This is my first time to add to the feedback, I am sure it won't be the last. John did you receive my car pictures?
God Bless Cougs.

Hi Pat, Yes I received your car pics and as soon as I re-locate them, I'll put them up. Thanks.......

Name: Mike Backus () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 12:44:46
Class: '74
Message: That's true John, but in the early '60s Americans still thought Indians CAME from India! "What the heck are all of these damn Indians doing in America?!? Send 'em back where they come from!"

Name: Tim Helble () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 11:19:29
Class: 73
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: I don't know if the newspapers in other towns are carrying this news, but the Washington Post today is reporting that "The Justice Department has drafted legislation allowing the U.S. attorney general to lock up foreigners deemed to be terrorist suspects and order them deported without presenting any evidence." It's too bad it's come to this, but it's about time - we're at war now! The full text for the article can be found at:
I downloaded a leaked copy of the draft legislation, which is so new it doesn't even have a number yet (i.e., it's labeled HR____) One paragraph speaks of ammending (8 U.S.C. 1228) to read: "(6) Recommendation to the Attorney General.- The commissioner, after consultation with the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, may recommend to the Attorney General that an alien be certified as an alien the Service has reason to believe may further or facilitate acts of terrorism as described in section 237(a)(4)(a)(i), or 237(a)(4)(a)(iii), or 237(a)(4)(B), or any other activity that endangers the national security of the United States, which recommendation is not reviewable by any court."
I recommend everybody write their senator and representative in support of this draft legislation. Do it now! I sure hope the courts don't try to block this - the ACLU and others will certainly raise a fuss. What's it going to take to get action - will we wait until a biological or nuke attack to take action on a bill like this? Will our political correctness be our Nations undoing? We're at war and it's time for extraordinary measures. I wonder what Mr. Heisner would think?

First of all, why would you DEPORT a Terrorist? Either hold him here, so he can't cause problems or HANG HIM.
Oh Scarlet and Gold, our colors unfold........does anyone have a Hawthorne story?

Name: Mike Backus () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 10:43:07
Maiden: alloftheleftoverswenttoRamona
Class: '74
Message: Sorry no Temp CT Feedback from me on Monday. I was still nursing a hangover from Saturday night when Robin Hood and I drank up all of the Full Sail Amber in the Eugene Hilton waiting for his brother Chris to show up. Seven and a half hours! It was like being back in college. Robin, wasn't Ramona an adopted Native American girl? I seem to remember reading something about Philippe and Alessandro. The trollop! Don't be bitter. There just wasn't room for EVERYONE at York School. (especially now since they've torn all of the buildings down....)
Now see, there's a BIG difference between the 60's and the 70's people right there. We never called it Cattle-people and Native Americans. It was always COWBOYS and INDIANS.

Name: Peter Tremblay () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 09:56:27
Class: 1980
City and State: New York, New York
Message: Just some random observations on the first day back at work after the the bombings....
My office is two buildings away from what was the World Trade Center. I left the apt. extra early to give myself plenty of time to get downtown and deal with whatever lay in store. The subway was quiet, too quiet. As my train passed through the Chambers Street/WTC station (closed), the conductor asked us to remember the heroes.
The trains ran only on the C line, because the E train ends at the WTC and that part of the station was destroyed (I used to come up out of the subway every morning through the WTC). The train was only 1/3 full, instead of fully loaded.
Coming up onto to Nassau Street at John, I looked to the west and saw the first glimpse of destruction. The pictures in the papers and on TV don't do it justice. Going past the National Guard and the NYPD to get into my building felt like some war scene. From our boardroom on the 47th floor, I just looked down on the remains of the south Tower, rubble covering Liberty and West Streets. One eerie sight: all the trees on the sidewalks and on the plaza facing Liberty Street are incinerated--nothing green in sight. Across West Street, beyond the WTC remains, were the scarred buildings of the World Financial Center, one of the most beautiful office complexes in Manhattan. The Winter Garden, an awesome three or four story glass atrium is nearly buried in rubble. Only the American flag hanging off the side of the American Express tower lends some brightness to the scene.
I was lucky--we had left for Milan the night before. We watched the horror on RAI and CNN from the safety of our hotel room. We all know someone who died in the air or on the ground, or someone who lost a friend or loved one. Many in my office watched the second jet virtually fly by our building before slamming into the south Tower.
Manhattan is still quiet, at least lower Manhattan, except for the sound of sirens and helicopters. The air smells of burnt wood, as if the Santa Anas had brought on brush fires like back home. The skies at dusk have that same eerie glow as well.
I think life in this city will be different for a very long time....

Name: Robin () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 01:42:58
Maiden: GrantsTomb? I would like to call a friend Regis....
Class: 60s
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Wayyyyyyyyy off Sloey!...The class of 67s Adrian Reynolds is correct....I might add that he is the love child of Harry Plotkin and Our Miss Brooks (please keep this to yourself as their PERS could be revoked)...:o)...John, welcome home. Im impressed with your 40gig 256k memory toy, but why did it take me 2 hrs to get rid of the "intentionally closed for the weekend" page? I was ready to fire up RealCT again but half of the alums are on vacation and feedback for the other two would be silly at this point...Oh and Burko...dont Duck sat..just dont watch..later Cougs :o)...
Geez Robin, You've just gotta get rid of that 286 with 500K of RAM. I know it's an original IBM, and you used to love that Charlie Chaplin guy they had back in the 80's, but it's time to let go and move up.
And Ramona BOYS!!?? Now THAT'S an oxymoron.

Name: Patt () on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 00:24:53
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 65
City and State: kennewick, Wa
Message: So Sorry That is not my picture! If my brother, Chris had not called me I would never know who this is!
Doesn't look like anyone else knows either Patt. It's Adrian Reynolds HHS67

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 23:21:45
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hello my Sweetie Pies, I've been very busy this past week, and haven't had time to write until now. You see, I'm trying to get Zorro to get me an F16. (He has connections) I figure I have but one life to give for my country I'll give it the way I want and that's going out with a few notches on my holster. If I get shot down don't anybody cry for me......I'm coming back as a smart ass with a 180 I.Q. then I can be president. Hmmm? Think I can get some little stud muffins for interns? Maybe a military man? I do love a man in uniform. Where is that UPS guy anyway? I love you all. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
You don't need an F15 to take this clown out. How about a Piper Cub and a 14 pound bowling ball. Good Luck Liz, and call collect when you've added that notch.

Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 23:18:30
Class: 63
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message:Hey Cougs...for those who have not ordered your Prom Night Memory Book...all orders and money has to be in to John Baker by this Friday, September 21. The cost is $20.00 each. As mentioned in the Memory Book order page we said we would be taking orders for thirty days after the dance...and that time has come. So if you have been putting this off now is the time to fill out that order and mail off your check. Come Friday we will be closing out this chapter of Cougartown's participation in this event. I want to thank all of you who attended the dance...without your participation it wouldn't have been nearly as much fun as it was. We had alumni travel from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia and Hawaii, from all over California...and many of you came here from Hawthorne...from your roots. No matter how far you traveled I hope you had as much fun as Judy and I did...and we came from that faraway place called Torrance! And for our committee members and our helpers...I want to thank did a great hat is off to you!
Be a Coug let's go kick some butt...Semper Fi and God Bless America!

OK Cougs instead of the 30th, it's the 21st, If you want a memory book. Thanks Jan.........

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 23:06:01
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Finally got home from Florida yesterday. I was at a conference in Orlando on 9-11-01. We ended up spending a few extra days there because of the flight delays caused by Tuesday's catastrophe and the (then) tropical storm Gabrielle (you know you are in trouble when you look out the window of the hotel and see that they've tied the potted plants to the posts!). For anyone who is having a hard time equating having fun at the same time as dealing with the serious feelings we all are having, I recommend finding a copy of an old Joel McCrea movie titled Sullivan's Travels .....

Name: Poorman () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 21:09:24
Class: '77
City and State: Wayzata. MN
Message: Welcome back Cougs and thanks John for bringing us back into the REAL world (or at least one that we can all grasp). As a frequent flyer and one that was on "the road" when it all came down I really needed the down time (actually CT is UP TIME) to sit back and share the feelings. I'm glad you're back which means we're back which means I'm back. Peace to all, an end to the madness and now I'm off to light another candle. On a lighter note (which we all need), I'm off to corner the market in wax; ear wax, bee's wax, floor wax it doesn't matter. A candle nonetheless! God bless America. Keep you flags a'flyin'

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 19:46:52
E-Mail: iknowwhotheguyisinthepicturethatyousaidwecouldntguess
Class: 66
City and State: rb, ca
Message: You gave it away John! Gee who is buried in Grant's tomb! The person on the preceding feedback is Patt Deckard and Joe Mailander. Hey Burko, one word Buddy! DUCK!
Uhhhh, OK then...........

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 19:12:18
E-Mail: ohmagooyou'
City and State: rb, ca
Message: But where's Magoo? We are all having withdrawals, and what about cheesecake night? And who's a Yorkie and who isn't? And just where is my classroom today? Backus say it ain't so? You will be back won't you? We didn't even get to plan the backwards dance!

Name: Doris () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 19:10:18
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: JOHN!! Who said anything about our having PATIENCE??!! :-) Oh well, at least you're finally back ... seems like eons since CT has been around. I feel like something is REALLY wrong with me when I miss the likes of Sloey, the Hoodguy and guess I'd better include Mr. Backus in there too! And DIZZY LIZZY ... are you around or are you on vacation? Gosh! I guess I just missed everyone! And would somebody PLEASE write something funny ... I need a good laugh; no, I need a DOZEN good laughs! Come on Cougars ... do your stuff!
I AGREE!!! Let's get back to the old Ctown. Enough of this doom and gloom saber rattling and politics for awhile. I've seen all the pictures and the FWDS in quintuplet. There are plenty of forums on the Internet for that. Let's do something funny and get back to the "REAL" Cougartown. Where're the Robins, Schroeders, Sloeys, and Jakejudes when we need him.

Name: CHERYL NICOCIA () on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 18:03:00
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
City and State: Keno, Oregon(ontheriver)
Message: Oh John, I am so glad you are back. I missed you.
HEY!!! Glad to be back online with the new machine. Lots of space (40 Gigs) and lots faster. I still haven't gotten everything working yet, but it won't be long. Thanks for the patience Cougs.

Name: John Baker () on Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 21:44:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: Here's a Cougar many of you mid 60's people might know. WHO IS HE? I know you can't answer until Monday, so just study it until then. Thanks Cougs....
Patt Deckard and Joe Mailander are disqualified from this one.

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 17:06:14
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: As we leave our workplaces for the weekend, I just want to wish each and everyone and their families a safe and restful weekend. This has been a rough week for all, and emotions are running rapidly. My prayer is that we all rest, pray for wisdom and continue to share the love and friendship we all have. God bless ...
Amen and we'll see you all on Monday Morning........well, maybe Tuesday, as I get my new computer on Monday, hopefully.

Name: Gina Black Peck () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 16:22:10
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: I like Tony Frink's new WTC design!!! Let's build that one!! With a wall in the first floor lobby with all the names on it. I was reminded today...the colors red, white and blue....these colors don't run. I put a rather large flag on my car last night, this morning I took my kitten to be tutorred, and everyone who saw my flag smiled and waved. A policeman even pulled up along side of me and told me he was admiring my flag...he had a dinky little thing. It makes me feel proud to be part of this country, this people, this spirit.
Keep waving those flags Cougs.I wonder how she knew he had a dinky little thing........

Name: Doris () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 16:02:30
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: Twin Falls, ID U.S.A.!!!!!!
Message: I know some of you won't believe this, but I've been a bit lost for words! YES, ME! My mind and heart ... and yes, my soul ... is boggled by the recent tragedies on the East Coast. My humor has suddenly decided to take a vacation and there's NO WAY I can concentrate. My prayers go out for all those who have lost loved ones, most specifically comes to mind our own Vickie Arestegui for the loss of her beloved sister. But as has been shown over and over, we Americans seem to rally around each other ... it has been seen repeatedly in New York and D.C., as well as all over these United States; and it is so very obvious right here in CTown! I am SO PROUD to be an American; and what is more, I'm proud to be a COUGAR and I'm thankful for each and every one of you COUGARS and all of your different opinions and thoughts! I am overwhelmed with pride as well as sadness ... all at the same time. Thanks John ... a million thanks ... for this site! XO!
You're welcome Doris, and we're lucky to have you too. Have a great weekend Cougs. I know next week has gotta be better than this one.

Name: Cliff Rickson () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 14:57:47
Class: 1967
City and State: St.Petersburg, Fla
Message: Hey John, Great graphic! "Lock & Load" Lets go!

Name: John Baker () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 15:20:14
Class: 62
Message:Here's a little break in the action of the day. Happy Anniversary to two HHS Cougars. John Nicocia HHS58, and Cheryl Christensen Nicocia HHS62 are celebrating their 38th and we all wish them good luck on the next 38 years of wedded bliss.

Cheryl, did you use to look like that?

Name: Susan King () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 14:25:28
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: How deeply sad I feel. Sad but interestingly, not hopeless. A testament to my American values? Whatever it is that drives my determination to rise above this horrible tragedy, I give thanks for it.....and it is that which makes me want to have something stronger rise out of the ashes of the WTC. I DO want to see a rebuilding. Not an empty hole or park and memorial which would only serve as a frightening reminder to OUR citizens and a symbol of victory to the evil which created it.....I would propose a stronger building on its site - perhaps with each office or suite being named in honor of one of the victims. I think THAT would be a lasting symbol of the strength of character which could endeavor to rebuild. To Vickie Arestegui: I cannot stop thinking about your sister and hope that knowing that others care and mourn for her along with you will help you feel the hope that I have.....
I agree.....If we keep putting up memorials and parks, this country will be overrun by gophers. Let's rebuild it as a memorial AGAINST terrorism and FOR the people who lost lives and their loved ones..

Name: AN AMERICAN! () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 13:44:57
Message: CANDLE LIGHTING - PLEASE PARTICIPATE Americans Show Unity Against Terrorism - Friday, September 14, 2001 - SPREAD THE WORD! - WE STAND UNITED - WE WILL NOT TOLERATE TERRORISM - Friday Night at 7:00 P.M., step out your door, stop your car, or step out of your establishment and light a candle. - We will show the world that Americans are strong and united together against terrorism. We need to reach everyone across the United States quickly. - THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!
If you're confused about the time,as I am, please step out at 6 and 7.

Name: Walter Holt () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 13:42:32
Class: 66
City and State: Orange, CA
Message: Now this really tears it...It is enough to have all that is going on now but the nuts are coming out of the woodwork. Everyone in my building just got back from being evacuated for 2 hours because some nut called in a bomb threat on our building. I can handle this and only get $#%##off but there were some of the ladies we had to try to console because it scared the h-e double hockey sticks out of them. Would love to get my hands on that nut. John love the pictures..Mike...Me N Sloey are ready to go... Fellow Cougs try to have a decent weekend, as we all band together during these times.
Things'll start poppin' soon, thanks Walter.......

Name: Maurine White () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 13:41:56
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 59
Message: The "design" by Tony Frink has given me my first reason to laugh since Tuesday. When clearer minds prevail, it may not be the image we really want to send to the world, but for today I say, "Right On!!!!" The tragedy continues to move closer to home. My daughter has her own PR company and one of her clients fears it has lost it's entire New York staff of 400. The candle lighting tonight will be a brilliant gesture of our thoughts, caring, and solidarity. Keep the flags flying!

Name: Linda Farrow () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 13:16:55
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: I love Tony Frink's design of the tower! I totally agree..

Name: Delia (Soon to be) Hardy () on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 13:13:47
Maiden: Yawnick
Class: 86
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: I noticed that someone posted info about the candlelight vigil tonite. I wanted to pass on this information I received by email this morning regarding a change in time. (note the P.S.)
I have gotten so many different emails about his... who knows what time it will actually happen...... Maybe we will just be lighting candles all afternoon and evening (which is fine by me).
Take care of yourselves and loved ones!
Friday Night at 9:00 p.m. EST step out your door, stop your car, or step out of your establishment and light a candle. We will show the world that Americans are strong and united together against terrorism. WE STAND UNITED WE WILL NOT TOLERATE TERRORISM!
PS: You may have already received an email stating the time was 7:00pm...and so it is in some parts of the US...but it was decided that we would make it a National Event if everyone in America did it at the same time. So it is 9 pm EST, 8 pm CST, 7 pm MST, 6pm PST. Please join in.

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