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\ 8 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 THE JOURNAL When I was ~ about 4 going on 5 my parents, ..... ; '*~' ':~4-~ :!i in the check- out line at Drug Fair, bought a 45 RPM record for me. I,dofft recall if I asked for it. I don't think I did, DAVID $. KER , but both Mom and Dad were very anxious to get it. That's because they wanted to listen to it too. It was a collection of radio transmissions from the then still in-progress Mercury program. This was America first foray into hu- man space exploration. These snippets of radio traffic back forth between the astronaut and NASA are priceless. They captured all America's future in space. And every- got through it. That kind of cool and and into the history books. There 1998 he went on a seven-day mission of the tension and excitement of this bodyknew it. If we could put a man in calm manner under pressure was a were seven astronauts in the Mercury aboard the space shuttle. Becoming first great American space adventure, orbit, then we were in the game. John Glenn trademark, program and John Glenn was the last the oldest man in space, so far, didn't And like any child I listened to them The mission went fine. That is un- Glenn was a U.S. Marine officer, survivor. Now, there are none. tohn bother him. If he felt a~ d! effects, over and over. I might not have ap- til a point. Glenn made three orbits. He had flown fighters in World War Glenn died last week at age 95. like almost every Marine I'w net, he preciated their significance, but I re- Then, as so often happens in the busi- II and Korea. But, it in 1957, while He loved aviation and he loved to didn't say anything. member hearing that familiar farewell ness of space exploration, there was working as a Marine test pilot, he set fly. But, he was also comfortable in There was a certain group that de- just before John Glenn left for outer something to worry about. A display a new trans-continental supersonic the limelight. His calm, Midwestern fined the character of our early ad- space. It was a simple, and heartfelt, at Mission Control indicated that the speed record and in so doing caught manner, served him well, and he was ventures in space. Names like Gus "Godspeed John Glenn" R was spo- heat shield was partially detacl~ed. If the eye of the folks looking for pros- elected to the U.S. Senate from Ohio Grissom, Neil Armstrong, and Scott ken by the second American to orbit it was, there was no hope. However, pects to be astronauts. Being an as- in 1974 and even sought the Demo- Carpenter, with their sense of dar- the Earth, Scott Carpenter. maybe it was just a faulty indicator, tronaut back in those times wasn't for cratic nomination for President in ing, their passion for exploration, Glenn was about to become the NASA conferred with Glenn and they the squeamish. Just have a look at a 1984. He served with distinction until and their desire to be the best, said a first American to orbit the Earth. He agreed that they'd just have to find out Mercury spacecraft. It's not very big his retirement in 1999. lot about America. John Glenn was wasn't the first man in space. That the hard way. President Kennedy was and a racecar driver has more room. But, though in his late 70s John amongst that number. And now, like distinction belongs to Yuri Gagarin. informed and waited anxiously for Also, NASA had been having prob- Glenn, he never really got over the many of that early breed of astronaut Nor was he was the first American the word. Would he make it? lems getting rockets into space. The space bug. He was in.good shape and he has left us. But, maybe, hopefully, in space. And he wasn't even the first The answer, as we all know, was list of failures was almost as long as lobbied NASA to let him fly one more some of that spirit still survives, and person to orbit the Earth. The Rus- that he did. Reportedly, he hummed, the list of ones that successfully got off time. As one NASA official put it, off someday, we'll rekindle some of.our sians had done that too. But, this mis- loudly, all the way down. Reentry is the ground, the record, " do you say 'no' passion for exploring the Heavens. sion was a milestone when it came to a scary business and that was how he Glenn made it into the program to John Glenn?" They didn't and in Until then, "Godspeed John Glenn." 6 1 9 7 3 8 5 7 6 1 75 1 OAK RIDGE" VFD INSTALLS Officers are as follows, Chief- Jamie son is accused of robbing the Dahlgren OFFICERS Conn, Assistant Chief- Ray Irvine, auto store by grabbing cash a manager Oak Ridge Volunteer Fire Depart- Captain- Ryan Huffman, Lieutenants- was taking from a cash register. ment held its installation of officers for Mike Gutridge, Russell Pauley, and Wharton said Robinson was in the 2017 Monday night Some memorable Michael Irvine. Also, for the first time store as a customer when he saw the awards indude, Member of the Year, is OGVFD and Westmoreland County store manager handling the money, Michael "Otis" Chauncey, Firefighter history, the department has first female grabbed the cash and ran out of the of the Year, Russell Pauley, and Junior fire chief, Jamie Conn. store. Member of the Year, Nick Balderson. The manager gave chase, but the The Top five call runners for 2016 were MARYLAND MAN ARRESTED robber indicated he had a weapon and Michael Gutridge, Jim Latane, Tirnmy AFTER AUTO ZONE ROBBERY threatened anyone who pursued him. Massey, Michael "otis" Chauncey and A 34-year-old man is being held in Store employees immediately called Mike Williams. The 2017 Administra- the Charles County, Md., jail after al- 911 and gave sheriff's officers the man's tive Officers are as follows, President legedly robbing the Auto Zone store in description and his license plate num- - Larry Jones, Vice President- lack Dahlgren Sunday night, ber. Balderson, Secretary- Timmy Massey, King George Sheriff's Sgt. Leica A be on the lookout was issued and Treasurer -Jim Latane. The 2017 Line Wharton said Charles Edward Robin- the suspect was captured 10 minutes [#11 -16-1 "SPOT" Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Hello my name is Spot and I'm at the shelter just waiting for a new owner, someone who will take the time to teach me how to have fun. I like to get the ball a bit but I'm not quite sure what to do with it. rm a nice dog with a good disposition, rm very curious and would love to see what your house is like. Also, I would prefer to be an only dog. rm available for adoption or rescue now! #10-27-16-1 "HENNA" Cane Corso (short coat) Hello there, my name is Henna because my markings look like a Hyena's markings. I actually have a beautiful coat. rm very afraid here at the seller and like to stay in my kennel where it is safe. I'm leaming to take treats from the frie:. ,v vnlunteers and sometimes give a little lick just to show I am nice, but it's really scary here. Come and see me, I'm available for adoption right now! #12-1-16-1 "ARISA" Hound (short coat) Hey, it's Arisa, I'm a Hound who is very scared in the noisey kennel. I could use some petting and a little quiet time. I'm a nice dog who is looking forward to being someones pet. I like ear scratches and would like to learn about toys. I'm available on 12-12-16. . 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THE IOVRNAL (ISSN #87502275) is published weekly by The lournal Press, Inc. Postmaster, send 3579 to: The Journal, Post Office Box 409, King George, Virginia 22485 later in Charles County just past the 301 bridge by a Charles County deputy sheriff. Wharton said Robinson is being held in Maryland pending extradition. He is facing a charge of robbery and other charges. He is "also facing charges in Maryland. Richard Leggitt KING GEORGE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS Dec. 4 Ricardo Winston Upson, 41, of King George was charged with public intoxi- cation. Dec. 5: Antwan Savory Bross, 34, of Co- lonial Beach was charged with five counts of larceny by bad check. Michael Nicolas Soussanin, 32, of King George was charged with a being fugitive from justice. Dec. 8: Brody Dole Flowers, 43, of Bowie, Md., was charged with failure to ap- pear. Donald Wayne Elliott Jr., 23, of Cobb island, Md., was charged with proba- tion violation. COLONIAL BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT Dec. 5 Laura Anne Painter, 37, of Colonial Beach, was arrested for contempt of court. Dec. 8 Officers responded to a residence on Marshall Avenue for a call about prop- erty damage. The case is still under in- vestigation. Dec. 9 and 10 Officers were called to a location on McKinney Boulevard to investigate a burglar alarm. Investigation revealed alarm was accidentally activated. Dec. 11 Officers investigated when several residences reporting that their vehides were broken into and various items were stolen. These cases are still under investigation. Officers were called to the Dollar General store to investigate a shoplift- ing complaint. The case is still under investigation. WESTMORELAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS Dec. 6 Wayne R. Bratcher, Jr., 51, Hague arrested for failure to appear in GD Court on. Natalie Marie Acheson, 32, Callao arrested for failure tO appear on felony offense. Dec. 8 Kayla Brooke Chatham, 21, Callao arrested for felony marijuana posses- sion with intent to distribute. Dec. 9 Anna Marie Pearce, 48, Augusta, W.V arrested for public intoxication. Alisha Lee Quail, 32, Montross ar- rested for DWI, first offense. 8 4 1 9478 36 Level: Intermediate CLUES ACROSS 1. Large primate 30. Kids take it to school 4. Annualized percentage rate 3 l. Bowling bali's adversary 7. Frictional horsepower 32.1988 NFL MVP 8. Alternate name 39. Volcanic crater 10. Incursion 41. Curved shape 12. Metrical feet 42. Discover by investigation 13. Musician Ingrain 43. Up in the air (abbr.) 14. Swiss river 44. A son who shares his dad's name 16. Text speak for annoying 45. Assist in wrongdoing 17. Squelch 46. Actress Lathan 19. Will Ferrell played one 48. Nonsense (slang) 20. Close violently 49. Sharp and forthright 21. Arrogant 50. Midway between northeast 25. Goddess of the dawn and east 26. Today (Spanish) 51. NAACP cofounder Wells 27. Ethiopian town 52. 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