OCT.  2007


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                        Bumper sticker - He Who Hesitates Not Only Is Lost, But is Miles From The Next Exit.


Won’t you help us find more of the 12 remaining-missing Warriors?  CLICK AND GET BUSY       






PLAY “WHO DAT WARRIOR??” This one must be really tough. Only 2
guesses and one of them is wrong.  We’ve added additional clues. This clue:
#1 has one beloved pet named for someone who died in Iowa”.  Should be an absolute gift to
those who know her. Click to play "Who Dat Warrior?"


A number of Warriors have contacted the Smoke Signals office questioning the legitimacy
of a solicitation from “Central High School Directory Office”. The postcard requests that the
recipient call a toll free number and provide their directory information i.e. address, phone,
email, etc. The mailing actually originates from Harris Connect Co. who, every five years,
publishes a directory containing data on all Central Alumni. I understand that they do this
for all high schools. This firm is legitimate and the resulting publication has been an
invaluable aid to our Mr. Keen, ‘Tracer of Lost Persons’! I would STRONGLY urge ALL
MEMPHIS CENTRAL WARRIORS, OF ALL CLASSES, receiving this request to provide the

requested information immediately by calling 1-877-893-7499. One caveat, you may wish to
consider whether or not to omit the names of minor children. – ed.




Memories – Send you Central Memories to PAULA 


CRUISE UPDATE – Leonard Engelberg


The people who did our Spain trip have not been responsive at all. They did send me several
online links to cruise lines who were offering deals on specific dates and specific destinations.
Since we have no specifics yet as to how many or where, we can’t take advantage of these options
since you have to make a commitment right then. So lets see what this lady, a friend of Penny
comes back with. We do need to get something concrete though as most of these things
offer 5 to 7.5% discounts off arrangements made 6 months in advance.

Police chiefs say the trends in aggravated assaults are particularly alarming. They are often
considered a better gauge of violence than homicides; the difference between the two is often poor
marksmanship or good medical care
                                                                Kate Zernike NYT Article on increase in violent crime


 To see what the Warriors thought of JFK in Oct. ‘62    Click here!
Smoke Signals wishes to thank Calvin Hicks (CHS’61) for these copies of The Warrior.


WARNINGS TO WARRIORS – from Smoke Signals medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz
Colds are caused by viruses, while 90 percent of ear infections are caused by bacteria. So, why
does your child seem to get an ear infection every time he has a cold? "Colds create mucus and
fluid buildup in the ear tubes -- a perfect environment for ear infection -- causing bacteria to grow,"
says Ari Brown, M.D., coauthor of "Toddler 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Toddler."


HELPFUL HINTS    From Smoke Signals’ HOMES editor - Mike Blackwell

To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place
them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it
reheat faster.



FROM THE               LAUGH TRACK from Bettye Jo Olive

God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to Him, "Lord, we don't need you anymore. Science
has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did
in the 'beginning'."

"Oh, is that so? Tell me..." replies God.

"Well", says the scientist, "we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into
it, thus creating man."

"Well, that's interesting. Show Me. " ! !

So the s cientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil.

"Oh no, no, no..." interrupts God,

"Get your own dirt."


     CAN PUT YOU IN "THE SPOTLITE" . Use this well-done bio from 

                                   PINKY as your guide



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Aug. 22 – An update from Jeanne Rostaing. In New York this summer, we’ve had a few hot days
but it's mostly been unusually cool with very little humidity.  And we've had a lot of rain. It's been very
good for the garden but not so good when we get a deluge like the one on Aug. 8.  It was pouring
when I left work at 6am and the trains were running.  I got home with no problems except wet feet.
The first I heard that the subway system had been brought to a standstill was in the afternoon when
I woke up and got a call from a friend.  By the time I was ready to go back to work in the evening
service had been mostly restored but almost everyone had a story about a nightmare commute that
took hours, several times as long as normal. 
Also that day there was apparently a tornado in Bay Ridge which is a neighborhood in Brooklyn
further south from where Eric and I live.  I've heard of tornados in Massachusetts but never in New
York City
.  The populace is really flabbergasted.



Sept. 9th  - ♪♫ Movin, movin, movin, though they’re disapproving. ♪♫ - Mary Burgess has returned to
the area, from the Lone Star State. Mary has taken up residence in Hernando, Ms.

Click here to see which Warriors live near her.


Sept. 12th  View latest pic of Fallen Warrior, Larry Solomon’s 5 month-old grandson, Hunt Allen
Click for pic.


Sept.22th  - ♪♫ Welcome back, to that same old place that you laughed about ♪♫ - Janet Harlan
McClure has pulled the pin and moved from Wildersville, Tn. to Germantown.





Sept. 2nd - LONG HOT SUMMER – August 2007 will go down in the record books as the hottest
August in  Memphis history with an average temp of 88.4. It also set an all time record as the month
with the highest average daily high temperature – 98.9. It was the second hottest month in Memphis
history behind July of 1980, which had an average temperature of 88.8.


Sept. 4thFrom the UCSB web site “The Faculty Club is pleased to welcome back award-winning
artist Kate (Kathy Ketchum) Yarbrough. Ms. Yarbrough has shown her work widely in the U.S. in
both group and solo exhibits and was one of five artists to represent the U.S. and Canada in Winsor
& Newton’s International exhibit. Ms. Yarbrough studied fine art and advertising art at the Art
Academy in Memphis, TN; Memphis University and at Santa Barbara City College. She is also a
graphic designer at UCSB, a member of Oil Painters of America, Santa Barbara Art Association and
SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment). Her work will be on display at The
Club from September 4th through October 31st. As always, the work is for sale. Price sheets are
available at The Club.” Click for pic.


Sept. 21st - Today’s C.A. reports that the popular, former Memphis deejay Ron Jordan, 58, died
Monday, Sept. 17th in Hays. Kan.  Temp link to story


Sept. 25thToday’s C.A. reports that the Shelby County Clerk will relocate a satellite office from the
Knight Arnold and Perkins area to the Hickory Ridge Mall to escape escalating crime in Parkway


Sept. 27th -  We’re number 1!, We’re number 1! – The Memphis metro area has clawed its way to
the top of the list of the most violent of the country’s 311 metro areas.



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The passing of a generation Busselle       This explains a lot      A little more wine my dear?

10 toughest places to coach          This explains a lot, too        100 all-time best TV shows

"Men kiss to increase the likelihood of sex"     Kids mature faster due to diet and PORN!

                   Guys, just for you; the best movie car chases!  my favorite- Bullitt -  ed.



 Speaking of  Bullitt, we were, weren’t we, the 1968 action thriller starring Steve
 McQueen featured what was, at that time, the best car chase ever filmed. It
 pitted a Ford Mustang, against a Dodge Charger. The chase ran an incredible
 9 minutes and 42 seconds, and began in the downtown area of San Francisco
 quickly spreading out to the San Bruno Mountains. The chase scene took 3
 weeks to film and required 2 Mustangs and 2 Chargers. All but one of the vehicles
 were destroyed during the filming. McQueen and stunt driver Bud Ekins shared the driving duties.
Ekins was also the stunt double for McQueen in the 1963 hit The Great Escape doing the motorcycle
jump featured in the film. The chase was supposed to be filmed at speeds below 85 mph, but the
vehicles eventually reached speeds in excess of 110.

McQueen’s character, Lt. Frank Bullitt, was actually based on San Francisco Homicide inspector
Dave Toschi, right down to Toschi’s fast draw shoulder holster. Toschi was the lead investigator on
the still unsolved “Zodiac” murders. This fact was not lost on the writers of the 2007 thriller Zodiac. In
it, the character Dave Toschi is ribbed about having a shoulder rig similar to Frank Bullitt’s.

Bullitt was the first mainstream Hollywood film to include the term “Bullshit”

Among the countries to outlaw denying that the Holocaust happened are Austria, Belgium, Czech
Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Spain, and Switzerland.


A “jiffy” is actually 1/60th of a second, which is the interval between A/C power cycles.


The "Luther Burger," a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme donut bun, is a real food
named after R&B singer Luther Vandross. and is available at Mulligan's, a bar outside Atlanta,


Oct. 4, 1962 – 99 nuclear warheads arrived in Cuba, enough to destroy every major U.S. city. Thus
began the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’



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