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Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 8:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Santa Barbara
Message: So who remembers "Fright Night With Seymour"? I watched all the classic horror films on Fright Night -- Frankenstein, Dracula, The Blob, The Man With the X-Ray Eyes. And Seymour would "pop in" with comments (his face in a "bubble") about how stupid some of scenes were. This was clearly the inspiration for "Mystery Science Theater 3000" What was the film with all the flying brains with spinal cords (one of which the victim caught and put in the oven?)
Wasn't that one, "Fiend Without A Face"? Very cool horror flick.....

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 8:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Sad news. I received word that Jack Hammer, class of 1968, passed away yesterday, June 2. It makes the time we were able to share together at the NorCal mini reunion several years ago all that much more precious. Jack was a good guy and my friend. Jack has been living in Oakland, Oregon. Arrangements are pending. Rest in Peace, Jack.
Very sad news indeed. Jack was a semi-regular on our Feedback page and will be truly missed. My sincere condolences go out to Jack's family and friends.

Name: Scott Maples ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 7:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Los Gatos, CA
Message: Spread the word. The Class of 1981 will have it's 25 year reunion!
July 8, 2006 6:30PM - 2:00AM
Harbor Drive Restaurant
655 N. Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA
Sorry for the late notice, but we ran into some snags. We're getting way too old with way too many responsibilities!
Despite the last minute notice, this will be a great event: cocktails on the patio, private dining room overlooking the harbor, open lounge to dance the night away, tables and chairs and couches to relax on and catch up, and hotels within stumbling distance! We'll be having appetizers during the cocktail hour and a three course buffet dinner, featuring Pasta Primavera, Ponzu Chicken and Sirloin of Beef.
Pricing is not quite set, but should be approximately $65 per person. As soon as it is, you'll have a very short time to get your checks in (I may set up Paypal as well). Billing information to come.
If there is interest, we'll also arrange a golf tournament and/or spa trip in the morning on the 8th and a BYOFAD picnic on Sunday. I'll update the site with details as we have them this week. Again, sorry for the late notice, but this should be fun!
Hi Scott, Sounds like a fun event. Hope you have a good turnout for this one.

Name: james Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 6:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Hotdog
Class: 1970
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Message: In line with the 50's trivia, I thought some out there would appreciate this website . By the way, I have had a Cougar sighting of sorts. A few months ago I was contacted by an old friend, Jan Van Schaik. He found me online and came to visit in Atlanta. He is in Wisconsin and I am planning a visit this Summer. Considering how far we are from Hawthorne, I thought this might qualify. Another TV show that was one of my favorites as a kid was Skipper Frank. I cant find any info on that one though. I think it was LA based also. I saw him once at Inglewood Ave & 138th street at Stellino's Market. He was in the weinnie mobile of all things. I thought that was reserved for Oscar Meyer? I guess you get confused easier as a kid.
Hey James, Yep, Skipper Frank was a fun "after school" show all right. I loved his cartoon drawing. Thanks for the Coug Sighting too.

Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 6:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Ramona, CA
Happy Birthday, Petey!!!

Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Meathead
Class: 1970
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Message: The series' title was changed to "Jet Jackson, Flying Commando" from "Captain Midnight" because the program went into syndication after its initial two-year run by the ex-sponsor (Ovaltine), who still owned the rights to the "Captain Midnight" title. Soundtrack references to "Captain Midnight" were overdubbed.
When I was a kid watching this show, the names of the actors meant little to me. Today, though, I like to see who played what on the shows I enjoyed as a kid and try to see the context of their careers at that time. Although it's interesting to see what Richard Webb did before the show, it is simply amazing to see all the movie and TV work that Olan Soule did over the years---he was everywhere! No doubt I saw him back then in other shows, but I can't remember if I recognized him as Captain Midnight's lab person.
The first program to include audience participation through the use of the famous "Secret Decoder Ring" which allowed the afterschool TV viewer to decode Jet Jackson's secret orders. Most of this Info was obtained from a website for this show. I hope it helped.
Hi James, I believe Jet Jackson and Captain Jet were two different people. Captain Jet was a local LA show.

Name: Ed Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 7:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Post Falls, Idaho
Message: Looking for a little help!! I?m planning a trip down to So Cal this summer and would like to touch bases with some old (or maybe I should say ?ole?) friends while in the area. Does anyone remember / know / know how to get in touch with : Bob Wankel ?64 ---- Barbara Mcnabb ?64 or Ted Ratliff ?63? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Cougs.

Name: Cliff Hitchcock ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Van Nuys, Ca
Message: I was too young to actually remember Vampira but a few years back I got to know somebody who knew her. She used to hang out with James Dean at various haunts (pun intended) throughout Hollywood but especially The Villa Capri. It was rumored after Deans car crash that she had put a curse on him. Thats Hollywierd for ya. I have a client that used to be known as Voluptua on another show similar to Vampiras. Anybody remember her? I do remember Jeepers Creepers from about 62 or 63. We used to go over to my Cousins house and turn on channel 13 at about 8 or 9 pm. I dont know which was worse, the old scary movies, or the campy host.
The Campy Host, I loved scary movies....

Name: Ron Dokken ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Endwell, NY
Message: Greetings. This is my first posting in quite some time. Don't see many listings from my class. I'll be 69 soon, and to celebrate, I bought a 41 Plymouth (on ebay). Thats the trouble with living alone - nobody to keep me from doing such foolish things. I had an interesting year. Went on a cruise, spent a weekend at Disneyland, and finished by having open heart surgery. But hey, I'm not complaining. Feeling great, just feel nervous at burger places - my bovine valve starts acting up! (Now lets see - drop in a 440, then...naw).
Hey Ron it's not foolish, it's LIVING!! And I'd go with the V10

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 3:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Seeing the Captain Jet reference, who was one of my favorites too, made me think of another mid-fifties character. Who remembers Vampira? Dubbed as the original glamour ghoul with her 17 inch waist. I had to look it up but her real name was Maila Syrjäniemi. Even at five or six years old I remember watching her take her Saturday Night bath while hosting horror films on channel seven. She was always a sight to see with her eyeball and vulture blood cocktails and hunting for her pet spider. It seems to me it was longer but her bio shows the show lasted just one year in 1954.
Yep, I too remember Vampira. I always thought she was Elvira's mommy.

Name: Steve Hutchins ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 2:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: St. George, Utah
Message: I'm trying to contact Gayle Walters, HHS '61. Can anyone help?

Name: SHERRY ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 12:39 pm - HHS Time
Captain of my all time favorites as a kid. 83 years old is all I know. Maybe someone else knows more about him. And a great big MOOZ to you!!!

Name: dana salley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 2, 2006, 11:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: salley
Class: 1978
City & State: simi ca
Message: In regards to Laura's post: Vickie Camu is my cousin. Please email me.

Name: Carol A Binder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 9:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Heddaeus
Class: 1963
City & State: Yucaipa, Ca.
Message: Hi everyone, I am looking for my ex husband Raymond Binder. My life has been miserable without him and if anyone has information on this most wonderful man I would love to have a response. I believe he is probably homeless and wondering the streets of Beverly Hills. If he takes his medication on a regular basis he is just fine. He will be drawing his first SS check in August and would love to spend the money with him. If you meet him, he is bald, but extemely good looking and a lively personality. He has never met a stranger. If I see any of my classmates with him, it would really upset me. Regards to all, Raymond Binder
PS: Carol, if you read this I hope there is a big smile on your face. I just happen to stumble on this web site, and I guess this is the only way of talking with you. Your phone numbers change often. LOL. As always, your mutual admiration society friend, ray
RAY!!! I thought your name was Carol.

Name: michael mcdowell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 9:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: long beach ca
Message: i enjoyed seeing everyone at the cougar golf classic. i had a blast surfing with walter holt the following saturday at bolsa chica. walter,if the golf classic winner was determined by a surf off(as you joked),you would win each year!

Name: Laura ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Churchill
Class: 1975
City & State: Olympia, WA
Message: Wanting to contact Bunny (Bernadette) Bax and Vickie Camu
Hope you find your friends, Laura....

Name: Camille ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 12:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hill
Class: 1959
City & State: Manhattan Beach, Ca
Message: Mr. Herd.....oh yes, the teacher of "tall & tan" and craziness. My memory of Biology in his class was:
Playing musical chairs around the chest high biology tables - don't ask me what that occasion celebrated! But, Linda Burgin & I were the final two who had to jump up on the table to get to the last winning chair! Wish I had a video of that little escapade. But his class was always fun and surprising.

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 12:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hey Bud; I think overall you guys did a good job with the tournament. This is one of the ways to help John offset some of the expenses he has, as you know John works his butt off to keep us all together. And the raffle tickets were a great idea to help out our Cougartown web site.
Bud, Wade, & Jill I?d like to personally thank you for all your hard work??You the (wo)man?
FYI Rich Sloan's group had a putting contest I won with a 35 footer.
Thanks for asking us for suggestions for next year.
1. I would like to see us sell more raffle tickets I would suggest we have a table setup at least 2 hours before we T off so that the volunteers have time to sell more.
2. I would like to see John Baker attend this event so we can tell him how much we all appreciate COUGARTOWN.
3. Shotgun start would be nice so that we all finish as a group.
Hey Dennis, Thanks for the suggestions and I would have attended this year but needed a day off from the party at Gaetanos. Raffle Tickets??? I know nothing about.

Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 10:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: The Shore
Message: Attention all of our loyal Cougartown Golf fanatics, Wade, Jill and myself will be meeting next week to discuss the good, bad and ugly of our hugely successful 3rd annual Cougartown Classic.
This is your tournament folks so please feel free to e-mail me with any constructive suggestions on how we can continue to improve upon our efforts. Thanks again to all of you who participated and we will continue to work on making this the best alumni golf tournament we can.
Cheers, Bud

Name: Richard Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 6:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: Hey Cougs, First, I'd like to thank Mssr. Baker for continuing to administer and support this site. I finally joined using the PayPal option and encourage anyone who uses and enjoys the site to do so.
I wanted to share a very happy moment with you that happened because of I went to the first multi-year reunion in Manhattan Beach several years ago at the (Raddison or Marriot/can't remember which name it was going under then). During the evening, the names of class members were read that were deceased. I was shocked and dismayed that they named William Harris (Bill to me), my former room-mate and co-worker for several years during the late 70's had passed. I tried for some time to figure out what had happend as we had been out of touch for several years. Lo and behold, after not being on the site for a while, I saw his name & email address in the Alumni listing, so I emailed him. Sure enough, he's alive and kicking in Santa Clarita CA! Without Cougartown, I'd probably never have known.
So thanks again John, you're doing a good thing.
Cheers to all! Rick
Hey Rick, Thanks very much for joining our Cougartown Membership. It is appreciated. Secondly, glad your friend is still on the Green side of the Grass. Always a nice surprise when that happens. Join in anytime, and thanks again.

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 5:26 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
Message: Mr. Herd also had a Santa Barbara society background and always had a great tan. He either grew up with or was college room mate with former Milwaukee Braves 3rd Baseman, Eddie Matthews (Sorry, I've got CRS this AM). So, when I got to go to a Dodger-Braves game, Mr. Herd wrote a note to Eddie that got me past an usher and an autograph during pre-game warm-ups. We had a short chat and I could tell they were the best of friends. Mr. Herd was surprised and happy that I did that. He was my biology teacher in my sophomore year, but didn't return the next year. I think he was bored teaching. Who knows?

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 1, 2006, 12:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Why yes, Cindy, anyone can purchase a Class of 76 30-year reunion memory book! Email me if you need the order form.
And since the multi class reunion has been cancelled I'd like to formally invite any Cougs who have been disenfranchised to attend the class of 76 reunion on Aug 19 at the Ayres Hotel in Hawthorne. Again, email me for information. We're starting to get a lot of responses and seats are filling up fast so don't wait, it might be too late!