Sunday, October 31, 2004
Friday, October 29, 2004
The site brought back a lot of great memories for me. It should do likewsie for many of you also.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
my album 'Verdunite at heart'). Missed the snow by one day!
I also joined the US navy in 59. Went to the Great Lakes basic
training, and sent to the USS Bausell for a few months, and to the USS
Ammen. This ship had a collision with another destroyer and the
survivors all got choice of duty. I picked Japan and stayed there at a
naval air station for three years. A year after my discharge I joined
the US merchant marine and serviced the Vietnam war with tanks, armored
personnel carriers, and napalm for ten years. Yuk! I retired in 98.
My dad served in the Canadian army during WW2. He spent the entire war
overseas. Wounded in Italy and recovered in England. I was 5 when I
seen him for the first time.
"The moon gives you light, and the bugles and the drums give you music,
and my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love."-
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
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October 22, 2004
"Star Trek" star William Shatner and Red Hot Chili
Dave Navarro are among thousands of people who want to fly
proposed commercial space flights, company chief Richard Branson
their willingness to pay the
$210,000 fare for the service, which promises
to send passengers 70 miles above
told Britain's Press
Association news agency there had been "tremendous
take-up" of the idea since he
announced it last month.
a sense that the gamble we
took seems to have paid off," he
toward spaceships and ground
infrastructure for the new service, Virgin
Galactic. He also plans to spend up
to $26 million to license the technology
of SpaceShipOne, the rocket-plane that
made two successful suborbital space
flights earlier this month to capture the
US$10 million Ansari X
hours including six minutes
of weightlessness — by 2008.
Branson said he would go on the first flight, along with family members
including his father, now 86.
to come and if there is room for my mum she will come as well," Branson
trying to encourage the kids to stay on the ground."
Virgin Group (search) began as a record label, and now sells everything from
soft drinks to bridal gowns, and even runs a train service and mobile phone
Thursday, October 21, 2004
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I am trying to get any information that anyone has about Mr. Hebb, who was a principal at Riverview for several years circa the late 1920s to the 1930s.
Anyone who knows anything about Mr. Hebb while he was at Riverview or is, or knows, someone who was a student during the Hebb years can contact me at:
I'm also looking for anyone who has access to records from the school during the same period that might tell us anything about Hebb while he was there.. My Mom still lives in Verdun, so I can visit and collect information from anyone who can help. (I went to Woodland (but don't hold that against me).
For those who are interested, the young Mr. Hebb went on to become one of the most influential psychologists-neuroscientists of the 20th century.
Dr. Bryan D. Fantie
Director, Human Neuropsychology Laboratory
Department of Psychology
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016-8062
Monday, October 4, 2004
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Sunday, October 3, 2004
volcano, southwestern Washington, in the Cascade Range. The volcano, which had
been dormant since 1857, began to show signs of renewed activity in early 1980
when a column of magma began pushing up inside the mountain, causing the north
face of the mountain to bulge out. On May 18, 1980, an earthquake caused a
landslide on the mountain’s north face, taking off the top of the mountain. The
landslide triggered the main eruption by “uncorking” the column of magma that
had been building up. The eruption spewed a cloud of ash and gases as high as 19
km (12 mi). The blast killed 57 people and damaged life in an area of some 180
sq km (some 70 sq mi), and a vast area was covered with ash and debris. As a
result of the eruption, the mountain's elevation was decreased from 2,950 m
(9,677 ft) to 2,550 m (8,365 ft). A minor eruption occurred in 1982, and the
last magma-producing eruption was in 1986. The Mount Saint Helens National
Volcanic Monument was established there in 1983.
BATTERSBY, Lawrence Henry. Physician, died peacefully September 14, 2004. Much loved husband of Ruth. A beloved brother-in-law and treasured friend of many. In accordance with his wishes there was no funeral.
Saturday, October 2, 2004
Saturday, October 02, 2004
QUEBEC -- Quebec will be an independent country in five years, Parti
Quebecois Leader Bernard Landry predicted Friday at a meeting of Quebec
Though Landry has made similar predictions in the past, his comments raised
the spectre that another sovereignty referendum might immediately follow a PQ
win in the next Quebec election.
There are more than three years remaining in current premier Jean Charest's
"Five years from now we will achieve national independence," Landry, 67, said
in a speech to a Quebec sovereignty group.
"If it were much longer, I wouldn't have the time to lead this extraordinary
movement. Believe me when I say five years, it's because I believe five years."
PQ leaders have been reluctant to commit to a sovereignty timeline since
their razor-thin defeat in the 1995 referendum. Former premier Lucien Bouchard
said he would wait for "winning conditions" before calling another referendum.
A tearful Bouchard quit as premier in 2001, saying he had failed to achieve
Landry also adopted the go-slow approach to sovereignty when he replaced
But he has routinely fired up sovereigntists in recent years by starting
countdowns to take Quebec out of Canada, without declaring a referendum date.
In September 2001, Landry said he would love for Quebec to be a full-fledged
country participating in the Summit of the Americas to be held in Buenos Aires
At a party meeting in September 2002, he said he wanted Quebec
independence within 1,000 days, or three years.
But the deadlines were cast to the winds when the PQ was trounced by
Charest's Liberals in last year's election.
Following his election loss in April 2003, Landry launched a so-called
"season of ideas" to debate the PQ's approach to sovereignty and governance.
The debate within his party has put into question Landry's leadership and the
PQ's sovereignty strategy.
Former premier Jacques Parizeau proposed an aggressive new strategy that
would see the party move directly toward Quebec independence after a PQ election
The plan would eliminate the need for the sovereignty referendums that were
held in 1980 and 1995 and have long been the main element in PQ strategy.
Landry and other longtime PQ stalwarts suggested Parizeau's strategy is too
risky. Federal leaders said it's also illegal.
PQ legislature members have recently questioned the sovereignty movement's
appeal among young Quebecers.
Three young PQ members spent the summer interviewing young Quebecers and
wrote in a report that the movement is "outmoded, outdated and dilapidated" and
doesn't respond to the aspirations of young people.
Landry and Parizeau said Friday that sovereignty is the best tool to protect
Quebecers from the ravages of globalization, an issue that appeals to many
"Our health care system, our water, our cultural industries, these things
concern us all, will be debated at international forums this year, next year and
the year after," Parizeau said during a video-taped interview that was played
for the meeting.
Quebec is not at the table," he added. "Everyone understands that the
nation-state is the best protection against globalization."
Sovereigntist leaders said recent recycled buzzwords that have surfaced to
describe Quebec's relations with the rest of Canada won't satisfy nationalist
aspirations in the province.
Sovereigntists scoffed at Quebec's recent side deal on health care, hailed by
federalists as the dawn of a new era of asymmetrical federalism.
Federalists have used the term to describe a flexible arrangement that
recognizes Quebec's distinctiveness.
"They are drowning Quebec's specificity in distinctions without any
difference," said Gerald Larose, president of the Conseil de la souverainete du
"It just confirms that Canada does not recognize the Quebec nation or
The 10-year, $41.3-billion health deal stipulates that provinces co-operate
in establishing common standards to measure wait times, for such things as
surgery, by the end of 2005.
But the federal government signed a side deal with Quebec that allowed the
province to get the new federal funding with no strings attached.
ALERT: Mount St. Helens in Washington is spewing ash and steam,
scientists say a bigger eruption could happen soon. This means sky
in western North America should be alert for blue moons in the
Airborne particles from volcanoes can act like a
color-filter, shading the
moon (or even the sun) blue.
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