"Crocodile" Parmley's decision to
forgo what seemed like his destiny to represent Australia
in tae kwon do at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
appear to have been vindicated. The 170-pound
welterweight scored a knock-out in the third round of a
mixed martial arts fight in July over former bodybuilding
champion and previously undefeated Ash
"Commando" Vallance. The three-time Australian
tae kwon do national champion comes from a long line of
competitors in the sport. Aunt Denise Parmely
was a 10-time Australian champion, hall of fame member
and one of only four Aussies to win a medal at the 1992
Barcelona Olympics; she brought home a bronze. Because
his uncle, father, mother, younger brother and cousins
all have won Australian titles, many were surprised when
Kyle chose to leave the sport for mixed martial arts. He
trains out of Focus Martial Arts at Mansfield, a small
town in Victoria's Australian Alps.
These other family
members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news
- Abbie Parmele,
the artist has been commissioned by the Steinke
Funeral Home to paint a historical painting of
downtown Rensselaer, N.Y. for display in the
lobby. "I wanted a piece of original art and
I have seen Abbie's work before," Mike
Steinke said. "I wanted something special to
- Andrew Parmley,
the alderman was singled out by London Mayor
Suzanne Brown after she was summoned to Guildhall
to be presented with the title of Freeman, one of
the oldest city traditions dating back nearly 800
years. "I met Andrew Parmley at this
years Swan Upping. We got on really well
and started talking about charity work, because
being a freeman is all about charity. He said was
going to give me the Freedom of the City [title]
and I honestly thought he was joking."
- Bea Parmley, left, vice
president, Perris Valley, Calif., Chamber of
Commerce was on hand to honor students of the
month at Perris Union High School.
- Brian Parmley, right,
the former Glenmora, La., elementary and high
school principal was on medical leave until her
resigns from his new post of assistant principal,
according to the Rapides Parish superintendent.
The move was part of a settlement after a hearing
on staff allegations of "failing to conduct
observations and/or evaluations." See update.
- Bruce Parmelee,
the former Harley-Davidson dealership owner
received Global Communities' Building a Better
World Award for his dedication to improve their
lives and livelihoods around the world. Bruce has
worked in Kosovo, Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq,
Pakistan and Jordan, and as regional director for
Africa and the Middle East. He worked in
Appalachia as a VISTA volunteer and with the
federal ACTION agency before owning his
motorcycle dealership from 1982 to '97. He's been
with Global Communities since.
- Bruce Parmley,
has become Hogan Lovells' head of real estate for
the Americas and is based in Washington.
- Cody Parmley, the
Marion County youngster entered two market
barrows in the Kansas Junior Livestock Show.
- Corey Parmalee, the
golfer and partner Shawn Pranger shot a 69 for a
six-shot win in the 22nd annual Pumpkin Open at
Oceana Golf Club in Shelby, Mich. Forty-five
two-person teams played in the tournament.
- Corin Parmley,
the Marion County youngster entered two market
lambs, a breeding ewe, and two meat goats in the
Kansas Junior Livestock Show, and vied in several
- Dave Parmley,
right, developer of the Doubletree by Hilton in
Columbia, Mo., says that despite delays in the
construction of a parking garage next door, the
new hotel expects to take its first reservations
- Dr. Dean X. Parmelee,
left, the associate dean for academic affairs for
Wright State University Boonshoft School of
Medicine will be among those at the Dayton, Ohio,
institution helping Saudi Arabia set up its first
doctor of medicine program.
- Deb Parmelee.
helped organize a silent auction for "Raise
a Glass," a Le Mars, La., fundraiser to
raise money for diagnosis and treatment of area
- Dustin Parmley, right,
the Orem, Utah, attorney is representing Benjamin
Rettig in an obstruction of justice case after
refusing to testify at the Martin Bond trial.
Bond and Rettig were both accused of killing Kay
Mortensen in November 2009, stealing guns and
holding Pamela and Roger Mortensen hostage.
- Erika Parmlee,
the mother of 2-year-old Corey Gordon Jr., who
was struck by a hit-and-run driver outside their
Bridgeport, Conn., home, thanked bowlers who came
out for a fundraiser for her critically injured
son. The event at Milford Lanes raised money for
a reward in finding the driver of the April 30
tragedy on Capitol Avenue.
- Harishchandra Parmale,
senior police inspector of Versova police station
in India is on top of a case involving
62-year-old actor Om Puri, whose wife, Nandita,
filed a domestic-violence complaint against him.
"The actor was arrested after he surrendered
before the police and later granted bail on a
bond of 10,000 rupees," Harishchandra said.
- Krystn Parmley,
the 22-year-old Otis Orchards, Wash., artist is
studying at Eastern Washington University and
will work on getting her masters degree
after graduation. She uses her bathroom as a
- Kyle R. Parmelee,
the 23-year-old Hudson, Mass., man was arrested
on suspicion of assault and battery on a pregnant
- Mark Palmerlee,
the kayak tour guide has removed three truckloads
of trash falling from two boats stuck on Jarvis
Creek on Hilton Head Island. The South Carolina
Department of Health and Environmental Control
ordered the vessels removed.
- Mark Parmerlee,
the Eugene, Ore., coffee enthusiast opened Grind
Coffee, a drive-through coffeehouse at 1082 N.
Walnut St., in New Braunfels, Texas.
- Mary Jane Parmele,
the rural Columbus, Kan., woman taught lye soap
making for the Civil War re-enactment of the
150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Blair.
Dressed in a sunbonnet and a period dress she'd
made for the occasion, she explained that animal
fat, rainwater and ash were used to get people
clean in the 19th century. era. "My
grandmother used it for everything, and Ive
been going to Silver Dollar City to get it since
I was a little girl," she said, "When
we tell the children what its made of, they
cant believe it. They just cant
- Matt Palmerlee, right,
the 34-year old
Butcher restaurant in Athens, Ga.. celebrated
it's first anniversary.
- Melissa Parmley,
an administrator at the Peabody Care Center,
assessed damage after the Peabody, Kans.,
assisted-living home was hit by flooding.
"It seeped in around the doors and there was
no holding it back. Three occupied apartments,
one unoccupied apartment, and the one used for
massage therapy all suffered water damage."
- Michael Parmalee,
the 23-year-old paratrooper was awarded the
Soldier's Medal at Fort Bragg, Calif., for
pulling an injured woman from a burning vehicle.
Michael was on leave, returning from his home in
Hillsboro, Ore., in 2012 when he sitting at a
traffic light in Portland. A semi approached him
from behind, clipped his car and sent it into a
turning lane. The truck ran through the
intersection and hit a second vehicle, which
erupted in flames. Michael, who was a gunner in
Iraq in 2011, addressed his battalion: "It's
an honor for me to accept such an award for my
actions that day, but I honestly do believe
everyone in here would do the exact same thing.
" See earlier
- Michael Parmele, at
left, chairman of a three-man panel that counted
ballots in the close Annapolis, Md., mayor's
race, went through three packs of cigarettes in
the 19-hour ordeal of reviewed hundreds of
absentee and provisional ballots. Michael, a
Democrat, works part time consulting businesses
and performing paralegal work. Newcomer Mike
Pantelides, a Republican, won by 59 votes. (Photo
credit: Paul W. Gillespie / Capital Gazette)
- Pat and Mid
Parmley, right, the Lacey, Wash., couple
who recently celebrated their 45th anniversary,
planned to play golf in the Washington State
Senior Games. "Its all about who you
play with, who youre out on the course
with, said Pat. "Thats the main
reason we play this stupid game, to spend quality
time with quality people."
- Patricia Parmelee,
the University of Alabama psychology professor
and director of the Center for Mental Health
& Aging has been presented the Gerontological
Society of America's 2013 M. Powell Lawton Award
for her work on the intersection of pain and
depression among older adults.
- Quentyn Parmley, left,
the Wayne County, Ky., High School senior runner
braved lightning at the Franklin County
Invitational to finish 11th in the two-minute
mile run with a personal record of 17:13.
- Ron and Kana
Parmley, our condolences to the Madison,
Wis., couple and their daughters, Elyssa
and Kate, on the death of her
grandmother, Jeanette Gipson, 81.
- Ryan Parmely, right,
the Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, High School baseball
player was one of four Wildcats named to the
Tri-Rivers Conference second team all-conference.
- Taylor Parmley,
the Mishawaka, Ind., hoopster has sent a letter
of intent to Grand Valley State in Allendale,
Mich. The 5-foot-10 forward has averaged at least
17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game since her
sophomore season. In her three years on the
varsity squad, Taylor has shot better than 63
percent from the field. She intends to major in
- Teresa Parmley, left,
the new principal at K.R. Hanchey Elementary
School in DeRidder, La., says her goal for the
year is "to work hand in hand with teachers
and parents to provide a warm caring environment
for the students, so they will learn and grow to
their fullest potential."
- Tre Parmalee,
the University of Kansas wide receiver recently
underwent an appendectomy.
- Truman Parmele, right,
owner of Ashland Coffee and Tea, and other
merchants are pleased that city workers have
replaced deteriorating sidewalks and completed
upgrades to address storm-water drainage problems
in downtown Ashland, Va. Three weeks after he
bought the 18-year-old business in 2009, a
downpour filled his store with 2 inches of
runoff, while the water of Thompson Street was
thigh-high. "Susan Greenbaum was playing
here and parked her little Honda right out
here," Truman said. "In 15 minutes the
water was up over her hood."
- Tyler Parmelee, left, a
junior midfielder from Colchester, Conn., who
plays on the Suffolk University men's soccer
team, was a third team selection by the Great
Northeast Athletic Conference for the 2013
- Vernon Parmley,
the Wisconsin ophthalmologist performed 93
cataracts surgeries during a five-day trip to
Myanmar as part of a team from the Wisconsin
Academy of Ophthalmology and the Global Community
- Wendy Parmley,
the concerned Mishawaka, Ind., woman was quoted
in a story about local teen prescription drug
abuse. "It is scary that it is happening in
our communities, but it is," she said.
"It's important to talk to your kids about
everything because if you are not, someone else
... and from Bedford Township,
Mich., the local Park Commission has applied for
a grant to cover the cost of installing surveillance
cameras in Parmelee and Carr parks.
"It wont stop the vandalism completely,"
said Chairman John Mohr, "but we hope the fact that
[the cameras] being there will help deter some of the
CARL and DOROTHY PARMELEE
The key to any good relationship
is communication, but Burnis "Carl" [Burnis
Carl, Frank Edward, Ambrose "Andrew," Nathan
Lord, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John] and Dorothy
Parmelee of Elmira, N.Y., will tell you it also
takes a lot of compromising. The Elmira couple, 86 and
89, respectively, recently celebrated their 65th wedding
anniversary. Dorothy was raised on a farm in Chemung and
grew up with four brothers; Carl grew up in Elmira with
three sisters. The two were married June 12, 1948, in the
church where they first met, in a youth group. Although
they knew each other for a little while before they began
dating, neither could recall their first date. "It
was too long ago," said Carl. Dorothy was a
bookkeeper for many years at Streeter Associates; Carl
had his own television repair business when screens were
17 inches, sets were black-and-white, and programs came
on three stations available via antenna. "The
average television broke down three times a year,"
he said. "When color television arrived, you
couldnt carry one by yourself." The couple
raised two sons, Larry, who worked as a
computer specialist at Cornell University in Ithaca until
his death last year, and David, who
lives with wife Bobbi in New Jersey.
They also have three grandchildren: Jasmine,
David and Terry. "We never
had any real arguments," Carl said. "I guess
because we were always able to discuss things."
These other family
members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news
Palmerlee, right, the Chico, Calif.,
novelist has begun promoting his latest,
"The Plotseer," with book-signings.
- Carla Parmele, left,
the assistant to former University of Tennessee
president Joe Johnson was one of the handful of
guests who beat the guest of honor to his
surprise 80th birthday party breakfast. (Photo
credit: Michael Patrick, Knoxville News
- Carl and Dorothy
Parmelee, the Elmira, N.Y., couple
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
- Chris Parmalee,
the Minnesota Twins outfielder has been optioned
to Triple-A Rochester, N.Y.
- Ian Parmley, the
Vancouver, British Columbia, went 3-for-5 with a
run scored as the Canadians romped to a 11-1
victory over the Everett, Wash., AquaSox.
- Jay Parmley, the
former executive director of the North Carolina
Democratic Party's reputation has been restored
after Adriadn Ortega dropped his defamation suit
against the party. Former party chairman David
Parker said there was no merit to Ortega's claims
of sexual harassment, and described Jay as a
"close talker" and "a friendly
guy" who meant nothing sexual by his contact
with Ortega. The suit had claimed that the party
smeared Ortega after he'd said that Jay had
sexually harassed him. Parker added that Ortega's
letter to party lawyers seeking a severance
agreement "smacked of extortion."
- Kaden Parmley,
the 9-year-old New Buffalo, Mich., dirt bike
racer will compete at the 32nd annual Red Bull
AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at
country music star Loretta Lynn's ranch in
Hurricane Mills, Tenn. He started racing at 6 --
and won his very first race. "He's just been
glued to it," says dad Jeremy.
"It's all he thinks. It's all he wants to
- Kayla Parmely, left,
the Longwood, N.Y., High School senior, used an
electric shock to revive a grandfather who'd
collapsed at a June school festival. The
18-year-old was in the front row of the school
auditorium when she saw a man having a heart
attack. Kayla grabbed the schools
defibrillator and used her recent training as an
EMT at the Middle Island Fire Departments
explorer program to treat the man, who is
expected to survive.
- Kenneth V. Parmley Jr.,
the 52-year-old whom police say prompted an
evacuation of a Lowes store in June was
held at the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of
first-degree robbery. Court papers state that
moments before emergency dispatchers called for
an evacuation of the home improvement store where
an armed man had been seen, they'd received a
report of an attempted armed robbery in the
parking lot of a nearby supermarket. The alleged
victim told police that earlier that day at a
Jack-in-a-Box, he'd picked a man who'd requested
help after his car broke down. When they'd
arrived at the Safeway, the passenger produced a
gun and told the driver he was robbing him.
Kenneth was arrested trying to exit Lowe's
through the rear of the garden center. Olympia
police said they found a BB gun magazine in one
of his front pants pockets; a BB pistol was found
under some plastic storage bins outside the
- Kenton Parmley,
right, the Southeast Missouri State player is
congratulated by third base coach Tom Bolen after
hitting a three-run home run against the St.
Louis Printers. He drove in seven runs in Plaza
Tire's 16-7 victory. (Photo credit; Wayne
- Nikkeishia and Keymiah
Parmely, the two were among hundreds
participating in a demonstration at Howard
University following the verdict the cleared
Neighborhood Watch leader George Zimmerman in the
2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin
in Sanford, Fla.
- Ross and Cade
Parmelee, left, the Portland, Mich.,
baseball coach and player, respectively, were
part of the undefeated U13 championship team at
the Thornapple Valley tournament. (Photo credit:
Jane Marie May Photography)
- Shannon Parmley, right,
the Kentwood, Wash., High School senior is
traveling to Sunnfjord, Norway, this summer.
"I'd like to open my eyes up to something
different," she said. "And I'd like to
have some experience to say I've done before I go
... and from Durham, Conn., comes
word that work continues on the Route 17 culvert over Parmalee
Brook should be completed by Sept. 22. The New
Haven-to-Glastonbury road crosses the waterway between
School House Lane and Coe Road.
ERIKA PARMALEE FAMILY
his 10-month-old sister began to cry, 2-year-old Corey
Gordon Jr. leaned over in his car seat to pat her arm.
"No cry," he told her. Moments later, the
toddler was hit by a car April 30 on Capitol Avenue in
Bridgeport, Conn., while holding the hand of his mother, Erika
Parmalee, as she reached for her purse on the
front seat. "I never let go of my child," she
said; daughter Faith was still strapped into her car seat
in back. The impact dented her car and flung Corey under
a parked vehicle. Days later, his neck in a brace and
tubes jutting out of his arms, he was in an induced coma
at Yale-New Haven Hospital. "I think he can feel us
and I think he can hear us," said his grandmother, Stephanie
Parmalee. "His vitals keep spiking."
Corey has since awakened and his recovery is scheduled to
continue at a rehabilitation center in Westchester
County, N.Y. Erika said her son was talking, but not yet
walking again. Police and Mayor Bill Finch have made it
clear the search for the unidentified driver is a
priority. Anyone with information is urged to call police
at (203) 576-8126.
These other family
members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news
- Bria Parmelee,
the softball player hit a triple as New Prairie,
Ind., High School shut out Marquette, 15-0, at
- Cayden Parmley,
the fourth-grader at Hot Springs, S.D.,
Elementary School was named to the third-quarter
- Chance Parmly, the
Fluvanna County, Va., High School senior, left,
could finish with his fourth state pole-vault
title this spring. His personal best? Fifteen
- Charles H. Parmley, at
the front of the light armored vehicle, the
Marine corporal drives it to shore during a
maritime pre-positioning force off-load at Dogu
Beach near Pohang, South Korea, as part of a
combined joint-logistics exercise with the U.S.
Army and Navy.
- Cole Parmley, the
120-pound senior earned a runner-up finish for
the Oelwein Huskies at the 2013 Northeast Iowa
Conference wrestling tournament.
- Corin Parmley,
the seventh-grader at Marion, Kans., Middle
School was named to the "high honors"
- Dan Parmele, the
"volleyball dad" is signing up his
daughter for one of the 100 youth basketball
teams at the new Fieldhouse Sportscenter in
Springfield, Mo. "There's really no [other]
place in this area where she could go and play
competitively," he said.
- The Daniel and Clarice
Parmelee Prize, the award for
participation and outstanding contribution to the
Wooster, Ohio, Symphony Orchestra, was presented
to Aimon Dwan of Petoskey, Mich., a senior music
education major at The College of Wooster. So
grateful were Alfred and Betty Foster to the
leadership of music professor Dan Parmelee that
they established the prize in their memory.
- David Parmelee, left,
the Wyoming, Pa., man has published his first
novel, "The Sea Is a Thief" [Sunbury
Press], set in a family vacation spot,
Chincoteague, Va. His books is the Civil War
story of a dangerous courtship between Sam
Dreher, a young Union sailor on a gunship sent to
protect the island, and Anna Daisey, a
Chincoteague girl whose gifts as a wildlife
artist are beginning to blossom.
- Deb Parmele, right, a
member of the Rensselaer, N.Y., Retail Merchants
which is decorating flower planters now to
beautify Washington Street and the downtown area
for community Christmas festivities.
- Derrick Parmelee, the coach of
the Kalamalka, British Columbia, Lakers girls
soccer squad will see his team compete in the
Senior AA Girls Championships in Courtenay.
- Dyllon Parmley, left,
the junior from North County High School in Bonne
Terre was named to the 2012 Missouri Football
Coaches Association Academic All-State Team.
- Jalen Parmele,
the 5-foot-11, 225-pound NFL running back has
been signed by the Tennessee Titans. Jalen spent
last season as a member of the Jacksonville
Jaguars, rushing for 45 yards against Tennessee
in the Jags' victory in Jacksonville, Fla. He
played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008-10 and
was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in
- Jayde Parmely, the Natrona
County, Wyo., High School senior was named to the
honor roll for the third grading quarter.
Parmele, the Leicester, N.Y., man,
right, is one of seven to have recently graduated
as deputies from the Seneca County Basic Jail
Parmley, left, communications specialist
of the U.S. Sportsmens Alliance, was among
a group of journalists who spent a morning
jigging on Lake Erie. The charter boat industry
isn't what it used to be. "The younger kids
dont want to be outside," said Kali.
"You cant get them away from their
iPads and their TVs."
- Kerstin Parmley, the master of
fine arts graduate was one of nine poets and
writers who read from their work at the
University of Missouri-St. Louis' Touhill Center.
- Kyle R. Parmelee, the
22-year-old Marlborough, Mass., man was arrested
on an outstanding warrant.
Parmele, right, the student is one of
several from Oregon State University, University
of Oregon and Portland State University who will
travel to Cuba as part of the state university
system's first study abroad program.
Parmelee, he is one of six Wellspring
dancers performing at this spring's concert,
"Pull," in Kalamazoo, Mich. That's him
at left with Rachel Miller. (Photo credit: Mark
- Parmelee Elementary School,
air quality tests have come back negative for
unhealthy particles at the Oklahoma City
building. During recent renovations, a
construction crew tore the old tile up, creating
dust particles. Administrators canceled class
that day and the next so that tests could be
- Parmalee, the
North Carolina band has made its first appearance
on the Grand Ole Opry stage. The group is
comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead
vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin
Barry Knox (bass) and friend Josh McSwain
- Parmele Park, the
final design of the new Moore, Okla., park
includes a playground and sprayground, walking
trail, pavilion, restroom, and landscaping. The
park will be just north of 12th Street on Janeway
- Penny Parmele, left,
nudges Mary Polizzotto into the games of chance
at a fundraiser for the Christ Child Society's
childrens programs in Naples, Fla., at
right. "Make a Childs Dream Come
True" was the theme of the organization's
15th anniversary bash to benefit underprivileged
children in Collier County. (Photo credit: John
- Randy Parmley,
the singer's "A Special Time" was part
of a service at the First Baptist Church of
- Ross Parmley, while
unsealed court documents describe Tulsa
University's former athletic director as "an
admitted gambler," the NCAA notified the
Oklahoma university that it faces no sanctions.
Ross was fired in December, a week after being
named in a federal investigation of Teddy
Mitchell, who is accused of running a major
gambling operation in Oklahoma City and is
scheduled to go on trial this year.
- Ryan Parmely, the
Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, sprinter, left, had a
pair of 14th-place finishes at the Class 1A Co-Ed
State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines. He was
a member of the 4x200-meter relay team that
finished with a time of 1:34.70, and the quartet
that ran the 4x100 prelims in 45.42. Ryan placed
22nd in the shotput with a toss of 40 feet, 7.75
inches. (Photo credit: Beth Lutgen)
- Sandy Parmley, the
Summit, Ky., resident owns Simple Living, a
retail outlet store across the Ohio River in
Ironton. Located in the Masonic building,
it offers brand-name clothing and accessories,
all priced from $3 to $50. "I want to make
my things affordable," says the
self-proclaimed clearance shopper.
- Taylor Parmele,
right, was the Mishawaka, Ind., High School
basketball squad's leading scorer this season,
averaging over 17 points per game. The 5-10
senior has committed to play at Grand Valley
State University, a Division II program in Grand
Rapids, Mich. (Photo credit: Robert Franklin / South
- Yvonne Parmley kneels
with grandson Finley MacKay in Covington, Ky.,
next to the Roebling Suspension Bridge as they
look across the Ohio River toward downtown
Cincinnati. The span, which sits between the
Bengals and Reds stadiums, was the model for New
York City's Brooklyn Bridge. (AP photo: Al
... and from Indian Hills, Colo., comes
news that a horse that wandered onto an icy pond
overnight on Parmalee Gulch Road, fell
through the ice and was stuck for hours, has recovered.
Heavy snow made is difficult to see the ice-covered pond
in the pasture. Karly Reece gone out to feed her horse
and discovered her in the water. "All I see is her
head out of the water, so I called 911 and Animal
Control. They called the vet and the fire
department." It took rescuers about 45 minutes to
pull the animal out.