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Month: May 2011

ANACORTES HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES

ANACORTES HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES

I got started on a project researching information about a former star basketball and football player at Anacortes High School because I got an e-mail asking if I could provide it. In the process found year books on line. There is the high school building I remember. Then I found a picture of my favorite teacher Ferndand Kramer who used to let me out early on the day of a basketball game so I could go to the gym and practice. He…

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Huguette Clark THE BILLIONARE YOU HAVE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD ABOUT

Huguette Clark THE BILLIONARE YOU HAVE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD ABOUT

Back in March of 2010 I wrote about William A. Clark and his daughter Huguette. It was a strange story: https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/multimillionare-william-a-clark-and-his-daughter-huguette.html Her father was a millionare and she inherited his money and then lived until age 104 after living as a recluse. She died this week and Bill Dedman of MSNBC has done a great job of describing this unique woman and her money http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39006900/ns/business-huguette_clark_mystery she inherited one of the great mining fortunes of the 19th century and was the…

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HARMON KILLEBREW’S 498th HOME RUN

HARMON KILLEBREW’S 498th HOME RUN

Baseball great Harmon Killebrew died this month at age 74. Twincities.com has an interview with Hall of Fame member Harmon Killebrew's son Ken talking about the family gathering at his dad's Scottsdale home the night before he died. He said all of the family and children were there. They played a DVD of the David Letterman's show called "Harmon Killebrew night." Letterman dedicated the entire February 1986 Letterman show to him after he had been bumped as an invited guest when Bette Midler…

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WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE ORDAINED A JESUIT PRIEST?

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE ORDAINED A JESUIT PRIEST?

Lita and I support the missionary diocese of Fairbanks (Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska 1312 Peger Rd Fairbanks 99709-5199) As a result we receive the Alaskan Shepard Newsletter which gives reports of the missionary work being done. In the last issue a novice in the Oregon Jesuits wrote a column about being the only Indonesian Jesuit in Bethel Alaska as part of his novitiate experience. In the article he outlined the general steps of becoming a member of the Society…

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YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER etc & PHOENIX BISHOP OLMSTED

YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER etc & PHOENIX BISHOP OLMSTED

 A year ago Phoenix bishop Thomas J. Olmsted excommunicated Sister Margaret Mary McBride, a member of St. Joseph Hospital's Ethics Committee and declared St Joseph’s was no longer "a Catholic" hospital. He did this after a committee of health care professionals including Sister McBride authorized an abortion in a case where it was concluded continued pregnancy would mean that the chance for survival for both mother and fetus "approached zero" According to the National Catholic Reporter,  a  recent survey was conducted by a fellow…

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“UNCLE BUSH” & THE MOVIE GET LOW

“UNCLE BUSH” & THE MOVIE GET LOW

In 2009 Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek are featured in the movie Get Low based on a true story about Felix "Bush" Breazeale from Roane County in East Tennessee. Known as "Uncle Bush" Felix was born on June 29, 1864 on Dogwood Road in Roane. He was one of eight children and was a life long bachelor. He lived in a cabin in the hills near Kingston where he lived alone during his 78 years of life. He decided…

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THE SANTA FE PUEBLO REVOLT OF 1680 AGAINST THE SPANISH

THE SANTA FE PUEBLO REVOLT OF 1680 AGAINST THE SPANISH

We have just concluded our office retreat which we held this year in Santa Fe. Our office staff and their families along with the lawyers stayed at the beautiful Ecantanto Resort about 15 minutes outside of Santa Fe. The resort is a wonderful place with a staff that treated us very well. We enjoyed Santa Fe and the colorful history of this part of the United States. The Native Americans sell their jewelry and other art work in down town….

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THE PAUL SATKO SAGA & JOURNEY TO ALASKA ON THE ARC

THE PAUL SATKO SAGA & JOURNEY TO ALASKA ON THE ARC

Professor Michael Sullivan, who teaches history at the University of Washington, Tacoma, called me for information on piece of history. He was interested in the role my dad played in the affair, but I had to refer him to my sisters because I was too young to remember the actual events. The call brought back memories of what I had been told about.  Professor Sullivan was kind enough to send me photos which I am publishing along with my understanding of the story based upon internet reports.  The…

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