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07-12 NEWS

Andy Parmley of Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, and his dog Harry visited the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science for an appointment about Harry's skin allergy. Andy, of Coppice Way, said the first thing he noticed out of the ordinary was being stopped by security while driving in. "The whole site was really busy with lots of people in suits, he said. "As I went in to reception all the staff behind the desk started clapping, and I thought I was late or something." Andy soon learned that he had arrived just before a visit by the Duchess of Cornwall and that the staff was worried that there would be no clients for Camilla to meet. "It was quite a shock," Andy said. "About 10 minutes before she was due, all the press arrived." By the time Camilla arrived, the reception area was packed with about 40 people -- hospital staff and press. Camilla spoke to some of the staff and then came over and said hello to Andy. "She asked about Harry and what I thought of the hospital and treatment. She also shook Harry's paw which was edited out of the ITV news item. I thought it was the best bit." Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles, is the patron of the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare, which educates the public about animal welfare.

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Antonio A. Parmely, the former correctional officer at the Dwight, Mich., prison for women has been sentenced to one year of probation and 15 weekends in jail, after one felony count against him was dismissed and another reduced to a misdemeanor. The 38-year-old Odell, Mich., man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor attempted obstructing justice just before his case was to go to trial in Livingston County Circuit Court. He had been indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, each count alleging he gave false information to an investigator during a criminal interview about sexual misconduct at the prison. He started as a correctional officer at Joliet Correctional Center in 1995 and was transferred to Dwight in 2000. He was placed on administrative leave March 12, 2006, and discharged Nov. 28, 2006. [A note from Tony: I did take a plea because ... my lawyer dropped the ball. He had my case for over nine months, and, two weeks before we went to trial, he said he would look at it (he is good friends with the D.A). I was looking at two felonies and it was dropped to attempting to obstruct justice. The one count was inmates saying I did something but ... it was proven I didn't do anything; the second was an inmate [doing something non-sexual to another inmate] for cigs on a day that it was proven I wasn't there. The union did nothing to help. The only reason I took the plea was so my family would not have to go through all of it over again. ]
  • Bethan Parmelee, the cross-country runner from Tioga, N.Y., finished 16th in 23:46.7 in the Section IV Cross Country Championships.
  • Claire Parmele, the sixth-grader was listed on the A-B honor roll for Rensselaer Central Middle School in Rensselaer, Ind.
  • Deborah Parmely, left, co-owner of Village Schoolhouse Toys in Redding, Calif., has donated toys to replace those stolen from the local Salvation Army on Thanksgiving Day. “My business partner, Leslie, called me at home and said, ‘Hey, can we do this?’ I said, 'Sure,' Deborah said.
  • Donna Parmele, 60, was featured in an article on Alzheimer's disease. In her 30s, the Ontario County, N.Y., Sheriff's Office receptionist took a job taking care of a woman with Alzheimer's. She never worried that it would ever afflict her own life but now worries about the disease simply because she's been labeled a baby boomer. To keep her mind busy, Donna says, she focuses on her job.
  • Eleazar Parmly, the late dentist donated the land that the Rumson 1st Presbyterian Church was built upon in 1886. The church recently was approved for a matching $83,333 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust to make repairs.
  • Gay Parmelee, the Danville, Calif., woman and her neighbors will have to remove their private bridges and ramps along the Iron Horse Trail. Contra Costa County officials saying they cause liability and flooding risks. "I've never even seen any rushing water in the ditch -- it just turns into a bunch of mud," Gay said. "And someone would have to walk 20 or 30 feet off the trail to trip over my ramp. It's odd that the county is paying people money to keep residents from using the trail rather than doing something significant."
  • Glen Parmley, the late Wayne County, Ky., 1st District alderman's unexpired term will be filled by Democrat Danny Bell who won the seat in a special election. Bell received 734 votes to Republican Jerry Sloan's 512. Glen's obit.
  • Gwen Parmley, she and fellow retired teacher Martha Harper will hold “A Coastal Carolina Christmas” crafts and gifts show at the Craven County Jaycees Fairgrounds to raise money for needy children in Pamlico County, N.C. This will be their 16th year of hosting the event.
  • Jalen Parmele, for the second year in a row, the University of Toledo running back has been named to the All-Mid-American Conference football team. He rushed for 1,511 yards and 14 touchdowns for Toledo. He made the first team last year as a junior.
  • Jarrad Parmley, coach of the Wayne County, Ky., Lady Cardinals Eighth Grade basketball team, which won nine straight games, including a 46-18 win over Clinton County in their last home game.
  • Jim Parmelee, he and Cape Cod Five 70s All Stars finished third in the eight-team field at the Winter National Invitational Senior Softball Tournament at Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Johnnie Parmelee, the seventh-grader at Longfellow Middle School in Norman, Okla., was named to the Honor Roll for the most recent grading period.
  • Katie and Matthew Parmley, the Mishawaka, Ind., second-graders made their first Holy Communion with the other 26 members of their class at St. Monica Catholic Church. Marlena, the twins' mother, said her children have an understanding of sin:. "They understand what God is and what He represents," she said. She and her husband, Craig, tried to help explain what sin is by using the money-on- the-table example: "If you take the money and put it in your piggy bank, that would be stealing, and God doesn't want you to steal. But Matthew looked at me and said, 'I wouldn't take that in the first place because it didn't belong to me.' " (Photo credit: Janar Stewart / South Bend Tribune)
  • Kenton Parmley, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound shortstop from Goreville, Ill., High School has signed with Southeast Missouri State. In his career as a Goreville Blackcat, Kenton has posted a .415 batting average from the right side of the plate with 121 RBIs, 17 home runs and 54 stolen bases. Kenton is a career .415 hitter with 121 RBIs; he has only struck out 21 times during his high school career. He earned All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State honors in baseball his junior year.
  • Kristah Parmley, a bowler representing Michigan City, Ind., in the Porter-LaPorte Conference.
  • Lorraine Parmelee, the artist was featured at the Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery's invitational exhibit in Dayton, Ohio. The show was the organization's 18th and last, due to a lack of funds and volunteers.
  • Mary Parmelee, the Democrat who served on the Westport, Conn., Board of Education for eight years, the last four as its chairwoman, has stepped down from the board. Marjorie Cion will succeed her.
  • Mason Parmelee, the eighth-grader at Longfellow Middle School in Norman, Okla., was named to the Honor Roll for the most recent grading period.
  • Mason Parmelee, the high school basketball player scored four points Newark Valley, N.Y, in its 50-35 win over Spencer-Van Etten in Interscholastic Athletic Conference action. Mason had a field goal and was two out of three from the foul line.
  • Rhonda Parmley, the 44-year-old Fort Collins, Colo., runner participated in the Pedersen Thanksgiving Day Run.
  • Royce Parmley, the soccer player from Howe, Ind., had two points in Indian Trail Blue's 8-6 victory over Kingsford Heights, Ind.
... and nearly two decades after the Hearst Corp. folded the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, the newspaper's historic building at 11th Street and Broadway is being converted into creative office space to capitalize on the development around nearby Staples Center. The Mission Style revival building -- designed by Julia Morgan (1872-1957) [Eliza Woodland, Albert Ozias, David, Bryan, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] for owner William Randolph Hearst -- has been used almost exclusively as a film location since the newspaper ended its run in 1989. The landmark 1914 building has been seen in "Strange Days," "Cable Guy" and "The Usual Suspects," among others. Hearst was so impressed with Julia's design that he hired her as architect of his home, Hearst Castle, at San Simeon, Calif. (The Oakland, Calif., YWCA she designed was recently sold.)

07-11 NEWS

Students at Oswego High School in Oswego, Ill., said they wanted to warn against teen drunk driving, but two of them were suspended over T-shirts the group wore. About 50 teens during homecoming week wore red shirts that read "Seniors .08" on the front and "Don't blow it" on the back, playing off Illinois' legal blood-alcohol limit, the Aurora (Ill.) Beacon News reported. Students said they made the shirts in response to a Feb. 11 drunk-driving crash that killed five local teens. Suggesting that the slogan could encourage teens to get away with alcohol, Principal Mike Wayne said that the students "seemed to know they were pushing the envelope with that shirt. I think it could be interpreted as promoting drinking." The teens were told to change their shirts or flip them inside out, but seniors Jessica, pictured on the left, and Katie Kusnierz, both 17, refused and were suspended for a day. Their parents said they supported their daughters' decisions. "It's more important that my daughter stands up for what she believes in," said Rebecca Ostrega, Jessica's mother. "She didn't do anything wrong." (Photo credit: Travis Haughton / The Beacon News)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Abbie Parmele, the artist has a new exhibit of rural landscapes with a hay bale theme on display at The Smallest Little Art Gallery in Town in Rensselaer, N.Y.
  • Bernie Parmalee, the assistant coach celebrates the University of Notre Dame's recent win over UCLA with Jimmy Clausen. (Photo credit: Marcus Marter / South Bend Tribune)
  • Bev Parmele, director of Patient Services for the Orleans County health Department, who is investigating the circumstances surrounding an antibiotic-resistant strain of the staph infection that was contracted by an Albion, N.Y., student.
  • Brian Parmelee, with Springfield, Ore., Fire and Life Safety, taking part in "Safety Day" at Gateway Mall.
  • Carl Parmelee, who discussed "Atheists Do Believe in God" at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Big Flats, N.Y.
  • Chad and Renea Parmley, owners of the Merchant’s Mall, who have decided to close the Hopkinsville, Ky., shopping facility. The couple had been subletting a 48,000-square-foot former Wal-Mart. "It’s too big and the rent’s too big," Renea said. "We have the customers, but we needed more vendors." They are looking for a new location for their enterprise.
  • Chip Parmley of Neosho, Mo., was mentioned in a story about Skycam, a company that works in conjunction with ESPN and other television networks for unique camera angles during sporting events. Sitting in the second-highest row of Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., he said: "I'm in the stadium, and that's all that counts."
  • Cheryl Parmelee, 40, the literacy coach at Eustis Heights Elementary School and mother of two, at her desk on the right, is training to run a half-marathon to raise about $2,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Craig Parmelee, managing director of leisure, sports and media at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, was quoted in a discussion of the value of the Colorado Rockies, now that team is playing in the World Series. "Colorado has put a team together that's doing well and to the extent it can continue, its value is likely to increase," he said.
  • Dave Parmley, the fire-rescue chief of Lake Dillon, Colo., was quoted in a story about three firefighters from his department helping fight the 26,000-acre Santiago Fire in Orange County, Calif. “[We are] pleased to be able to help out when there is a need of this magnitude for fires that have been so devastating," he said, "This experience will be invaluable to us in the event that we have to apply these skills at home.”
  • David Parmley and Continental Divide have announced that Ron Spears has become the newest member of the band, replacing Randy Graham on mandolin and tenor vocals.
  • Garry Parmalee, the Bethlehem, Conn., deputy fire chief was mentioned in a Board of Selectmen town budget meeting.
  • Gavin Parmley, set designer for the Little Theatre's production of "Deathtrap"in Pensacola, Fla.
  • Heather Parmely-Bowman, a letter-winner for the Colorado State University women's volleyball team from 1994-97, who was slated to appear in an alumnae game at Fort Collins, Colo. She played in 96 matches despite the injury late in her sophomore year, and was ranked as high as third in WAC service aces. At the team's award banquet during her senior year, Heather was chosen second-team MVP.
  • Jalen Parmele, the University of Toledo senior scored four touchdowns to help the Rockets rally to a 35-34 win over Liberty. Despite being stopped by several Liberty players in the photo, he rolled up 169 yards in the game, 4 yards short of his personal best. (Photo credit: Andy Morrison / Toledo Blade)
  • Jennifer Parmely, volunteer at The Hoot, an indoor Halloween party for youths in Oelwein, Iowa.
  • Jerry Parmley, a pastor who officiated at a funeral in Clinton, Ill.
  • Jim Parmalee, a member of the Cape Cod Five, a Massachusetts team competing in the Senior Softball USA's World Championship Tournament in Phoenix. The Five let a five-run lead disappear against Syracuse in a 9-7 loss that ended the team's title hopes. Sponsored by the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, the team included players from the Cape Oldtimers Softball League, all of whom are 70 or older.
  • Jim Parmelee, with Boy Scout Troop No. 529 out of Defreestville, N.Y., attended the Harvest Moon Rendezvous at Spa State Park near Saratoga Springs.
  • Jon Parmalee, an assistant coach for the Lawrence, Ind., High School hockey team, which played at the first Shamrock Invitational Tournament in Louisville, Ky.
  • Kathryn Parmley, the former speech and language pathologist for the Davis County (Utah) School District employee was denied early release from jail for sexual battery against a 17-year-old boy. She will have to serve her entire one-year sentence for two Class A misdemeanor counts.
  • Kent Palmerlee, the UPS driver was one of 4,451 men and women named in a recent ad for the delivery service who have logged 25 years or more accident-free. Kent has driven for UPS for 31 years without a wreck.
  • LaDonna Parmley of Neosho, Mo., attended the annual "History Alley" event at the Newton County Historical Park with daughter Lindsey, 9, and son Jace, 5. LaDonna, who enjoyed the presentations inside the museum and schoolhouse, said she loves history and always tries to be aware of present-day links to the past, be it looking for familiar surnames in historical accounts, or by seeing old furniture still in use. Her favorite item at the park was the pre-Civil War log cabin.v "I just like the feel of this little house. It's so neat," she said.
  • Lloyd Edward and Yvonne (Spradling) Parmley, the Florence, Ky., couple have become members of the Fellows Society, an organization of benefactors who have donated $10,000 or more to the University of Kentucky.
  • Lucas Parmely, a member of the Theo's Pizza team of 8-year-olds who received awards in the Sheboygan (Mich.) YMCA/Kentucky Fried Chicken 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
  • Mary Parmelee, who recently opened A Mary Heart, a clothing shop, in Lakeville, Ind. Her store, at 111 S. Michigan St., is inside a former residence, with the first floor having been converted to a store and the upper level still untouched. While she is focusing on women's apparel, from sizes 2 to 24, Mary also is stocking hand-knitted baby items -- she knits them on the side -- as well as purses, hats, jewelry and greeting cards. Daughter Amy Obarsky of South Bend, is assisting her. "It's always been my dream, and it's been wonderful working on this together," Mary said. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday.
  • Matthew Caan Parmley and Maria Elena Hernandez Ignaci, both of Sheboygan, Wisc., who have taken out a marriage license in Kewaunee County.
  • Michael R. Parmalee, 27, of Osceola, Mo., was injured when his motorcycle ran off the road on a curve, struck a ditch and flipped on Route A three miles west of Lowry City, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Michael was flown to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City with moderate injuries.
  • Mickey Parmele, the supervisor of the 2nd District code enforcement office in Riverside County, Calif., oversaw an inspection at the Glen Avon property of former tiger sanctuary owner John Weinhart. During a four-hour inspection, officers found 236 inoperable vehicles, eight dilapidated sheds and storage buildings and hundreds of miscellaneous auto parts strewn over a 50,000-square-foot area. During an April 2003 raid, California Department of Fish and Game agents found the rotting and mummified remains of at least 30 exotic cats on the property and 58 dead cubs in a freezer. Agents also found 11 newborn tiger and leopard cubs hidden in an attic and Weinhart's then-8-year-old son in the trash- and feces-strewn home where two alligators languished in a bathtub.Weinhart was sentenced to two years in County Jail and five years' probation for animal cruelty and child endangerment.
  • The Parmelee Victorian, the 1896 Queen Anne house was part of the Friends of the Monterey (Calif.) Public Library's annual home tour. The house, 570 Archer St., is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Parmly Senior Housing & Services, the Chisago, Minn., facility was fined $9,250 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for stormwater violations.
  • Paul and Deb Parmelee, their daughter, Morgan Bates, is a candidate for queen on the Le Mars Community Schools' homecoming royalty court in Le Mars, Iowa.
  • Rose Parmley, whose uncle, Hubert W. "Bud" Young, died in Muncie, Ind. Our condolences to the family.
  • Ruth Palmerlee, costume designer for "Bat Boy: The Musical" at Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre in Chico, Calif.
  • Ryan Parmelee, the Monroe County, N.Y., soccer player scored the winning goal at 4:33 into the second half to lift Brockport over Gates Chili, 1-0.
  • Stephanie Parmely, 34, the Sacramento, Calif., psychologist and director of mental health programs at River Oak Center for Children in nearby Carmichael, was featured in a newspaper story on going "green." She bought a Volkswagen Golf TDI, a fuel-efficient hatchback with a diesel engine that she now runs on biodiesel at $3.62 a gallon. "The pro is that I feel good that I'm not contributing to the Iraq War and I'm not using petroleum oil," she said. "The con is that it costs more than regular diesel (fuel) and that I have to make an appointment with the guy [who makes the fuel]." But Stephanie thinks it's worth it. "A little bit of extra money and a little extra time can make a real difference in reducing the effects of global warming," she said. (Photo credit: Autumn Cruz / Sacramento Bee)
  • Steve Parmley, a fullback at Jones Senior High School. The Trojans of Trenton, N.C., recently came from behind to defeat East Carteret, 48-32.
  • Susan Parmley, the senior at Anacortes High School in Anacortes, Wash., made the honor roll with a 4.0 grade-point average.
  • Terry and Sharon Parmelee of Clearwater, Fla., and Terry's parents, Lawrence and Shirley Parmelee of Brookfield, Wisc., whose granddaughter and great-granddaughter, Sydnie Marie Larson, 5, died Oct 8. She was the daughter of Jody and Melissa (Parmelee) Larson of Lake Geneva, Wisc. Our condolences to the family.

07-10 NEWS

It was moving day for the 1840 farmhouse built by Sylvanus (1784-1874) [John, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] at Sullivan, Ohio. Present-day owners Ray and Ginny Dilley say the original brick foundation was crumbling and that U.S. 224 was just too close for comfort. So, they built a new foundation and had crews lift the old home to its new location, about 250 feet farther back from the heavily traveled highway. Sylvanus' family and six other families left Vermont for Ohio in 1817, making the six-week journey by wagons pulled by oxen; Sylvanus walked the entire distance. Once settled, he operated a sawmill and a general store. In 1845, he was elected to the House in the Ohio General Assembly. The home passed through many hands over the years, however, much of the history splintered with time, leaving the Dilleys without much information. Former owners JoAnn and the late Jim Richards had the house in their family for years. The farm had been in JoAnn's family since 1922. The Richards, however, never lived in the Parmely House. They lived in the farmhouse next to it and rented the Parmely House to various residents. The Dilleys bought the place after just one visit to Sullivan. "We were looking for a dairy farm and my husband loved the land," Ginny said. "I was lucky because most farm houses aren't so pretty."

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Amy Parmalee, who was named girls' tennis coach at Piedmont High School in Monroe, N.C.
  • Arthur Owen Parmelee, who took out a marriage license Sept. 11 in Martin County, Fla., with Joyce Stewart-Spain. Both are of Stuart, Fla.
  • Bob Parmele, of with Cinnabar Service Co., which is appraising homes in the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeastern Oklahoma. The federal government is buying out hundreds of Ottawa County homes after a 2006 report showed sites in the Picher, Cardin and Hockerville area could cave in because the ground is riddled with defunct lead mines.
  • Bob Parmele, his real estate office was one of the sponsors of the Hale High School Alumni Foundation's 10th annual golf tournament Sept. 15 at White Hawk Golf Club in Bixby, Okla.
  • Bob Parmelee -- at left with fellow Los Alamos National Laboratory worker Srinivasan Srivilliputhur -- was part of the Sept. 21 "Save Our Science" rally at the Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Workers at the lab protested Congress' proposed cuts in the 2008 Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratory budgets. (Photo credit: Amiran White / Santa Fe New Mexican)
  • Brandi Parmelee, a volleyball player for the Glacier High School Wolfpack in Kalispell, Mont.
  • Brian Parmelee, deputy fire marshal in Springfield, Ore., investigating a fatal duplex fire.
  • Brianna and Maria Parmley, the duo who play for the Green Machine in the La Porte, Ind., Fall Girls Slowpitch Softball League, saw their team lose to Blue, 10-9, but bounded back to out-slug the Orange Crush, 17-6. In the first game, Maria smacked two home runs for and Brianna belted two base hits and a home run. In the second, Brianna hit two doubles and a home run; Maria was on the mound, striking out four and walking one.
  • Charles Parmley, one of six applicants for the District 4 seat on the Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees in Tyler, Texas. The board voted to leave the seat formerly occupied by Kristen Baldwin empty until a May election. Baldwin moved out of the district.
  • Corey Parmalee, who shot a hole in one Sept. 4 at Benona Shores Golf Course. He used a five-iron on the 215-yard, par-3 tenth hole at Shelby, Mich.
  • Damion Parmelee, former equipment manager of the Alaska Aces hockey team.
  • Eric Parmley, head coach of the DeRidder Dragons football team in DeRidder, La. His son Brad is one of the four assistant coaches. The Dragons easily defeated Buckeye, 31-13, on Aug. 31. It was DeRidder’s first win under Eric
  • Glen A. Parmley, the late Wayne County, Ky., magistrate's seat has been temporarily filled. Gov. Ernie Fletcher has appointed Jerry Sloan to represent District One through November, when the winner in the general election will complete Glen's term. Sloan, a Republican, held the seat until November, 2006, when he was defeated by Glen, left, a Democrat, who died in July. Glen's obit.
  • Jalen Parmele, a senior at Toledo University, scored a pair of touchdowns as the Rockets (1-3) posted their first win of the season Sep. 22, edging Iowa State 36-35. Jalen, right, scored in the opening quarter on a 13-yard run and again in the fourth quarter on an 82-yard kickoff return. He finished with 74 yards on 16 carries.
  • Jeffrey Parmelee, 48, of Durham, Conn., whose tractor was struck by motorcyclist William Bottomley, 58, of Middletown, Conn., north of Durham. Authorities said Jeffrey's stationary John Deere was in the northbound lane of State Route 17, waiting to turn onto Parmelee Hill Road when Bottomley's 1977 Harley Davidson hit his tractor. The motorcycle careened across the oncoming lane and into the grassy shoulder, where medical workers found Bottomley unconscious. Bottomley, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Middlesex Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jeffrey was not charged.
  • John N. Parmley, assistant U.S. attorney, is prosecuting environmental activist Rod Coronado in San Diego. Coronado, of Tucson, Ariz., is accused of burning down a $50-million condo project, the costliest eco-terrorism attack in the nation's history, in 2003.
  • Judith (Parmalee) Castellanos, 57, of Groveland, Calif., was killed Aug. 30, in a single-vehicle accident on Pine Mountain Drive. The California Highway Patrol said her vehicle drifted off the north edge of the roadway, became airborne and struck the bottom of a ravine. She was not wearing a seat belt. Earlier in the day she was treated for shortness of breath.
  • Judy (Boshears) Parmely, whose sister Bonnie Evelyn (Boshears) Jackson, 48, of Searcy, Ark., died Sept. 14.
  • Kailyn Parmalee, a member of the Vernon United U14 girls soccer team.
  • Kevin Parmlee, 19, a Johnson C. Smith University student, is quoted in a Charlotte (N.C.) Observer story about crime. "I've never had any problems," said Kevin, who moved from Winston-Salem to Charlotte about a year ago. "It has a lot to do with the situations you put yourself in."
  • Margaret Parmelee, 63, of Whittier, Calif., and granddaughter Serenity Stager, 9, who rode the Cyclone at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, Calif.
  • Marge Palmerlee, right, executive director of Degage Ministries, which lost $7,500 in United Way funds for its Grand Rapids women's drop-in center as the charity pumped more money into literacy and childhood development programs. "They said we don't fit their long-term focus," Marge said.
  • Maria Parmley, hired at $6.75 per hour as a food service worker by the Douglas Unified School District in Douglas, Ariz.
  • Michael E Parmelee, 29, of Moultonborough, N.H., escaped injury in the crash of his car. Police found a Ford Focus off Alpine Park Road with no one around it shortly before 6 a.m. on Aug. 27. An investigation revealed that Michael lost control of his vehicle, rolling it over. The car was towed; no charges were pending.
  • Missy Parmley, whose step-grandmother Katherine M. McNally of Warsaw, Mo., died.
  • Robert Parmelee, 61, of Monticello, Ky., placed second in his age division in the Lake Cumberland 5 Miler near Monticello.
  • Robert Parmelee, the Lauderhill, Fla., police detective is investigating the kidnapping of a woman on her way to church.
  • Ronald Dean and Sherri Doreen Parmely, among those named in a civil lawsuit filed by Drapers Complete Home Builders Inc., in 7th District Court, Casper, Wyo.
  • Steven Parmley, the football player from East Carteret High School in East Beaufort, N.C., blocked an extra-point attempt in the Mariners' game against the East Bladen Eagles. The Eagles won, 33-7.
  • Teresa Parmley, a teacher at K.R. Hanchey Elementary School, was selected as one of three Teachers of the Year in Beauregard Parish, La. She will be representing the parish at the elementary level in the regional program.
  • Vickie J. Parmley, of Lytton Springs, Texas, whose father, Joseph A. Mueller, died.
  • William Parmelee, who came in first in the men's 50-to-54 age division in the Denison Dash Triathlon in Denison, Okla.

07-09 NEWS

Charles, 63, of Albany, N.Y., and his family were among those building 12-foot Bevins Skiffs in Portland, Maine, at the fourth annual Boatbuilding Festival at Monument Square. More than 100 participants formed 20 teams to piece together their crafts in three days. The July event raises thousands of dollars for the Compass Project, an organization that hosts rowing and boat-building classes to teach children at risk of dropping out of area schools a combination of teamwork, mathematics and practical skills. Charles -- at left with Lark Parmalee, 9, Joel Kirk, Lianne Parmalee, 10, and Jan Parmalee -- said his family plans to keep the skiff they helped build to use on Panther Pond in Raymond, Maine, where they have a summer home. The Parmalees were joined another Panther Pond family, the Kirks of Simsbury, Conn., at the workshop. The two clans plan to share the skiff after they finish and paint the exterior. The families, which including six children, have not settled on a name, Charles said. "There are too many diverse opinions. We might have to drop them into a hat," he said, and draw the winning name..(Photo credit: Shawn Patrick Ouellete/ Portland (Maine) Press Herald)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Cathie Parmelee, the artist's New Work exhibit is on view at the Art Downtown Gallery 209 in Brunswick, Ga.
  • Colleen Parmely, a graduate of Natrona County High School, and Bryan Vandal, a graduate of Roosevelt High School are engaged to marry Sept. 1 at Red Butte Ranch near Casper, Wyo. She is the daughter of Roy and JoAnn Parmely of Casper; he is the son of Walt and Lisa Wilcox of Casper. .
  • Craig Parmelee, an S&P credit analyst.
  • David Parmley and Continental Divide are among the bluegrass acts lined up for the Sept. 1 taping of PBS' "Song of the Mountains" at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va.
  • Deborah Parmely, one of the owners of Village Schoolhouse Toys in Redding, Calif., has been checking with her suppliers to see how frequently they test lead levels and where they make their toys.
  • Dustin Parmley, starred as Prof. Harold Hill -- at right with Suzana Garrett as Marian Paroo -- in the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre's production of "The Music Man" in Orem, Utah.
  • Glen A. Parmley, the late Wayne County, Ky., magistrate's District 1 seat will be filled in a November special election. Glen [Miles "Bill" Monroe, Frank "Hence," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died July 7. His obit.
  • Jalen Parmele, the University of Toledo senior running back was chosen by Coach Tom Amstutz as one of two Rockets players to attend the Mid-American Conference football media day. The first-team All-MAC performer rushed for 1,131 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior.
  • Maggie Parmelee, a resident of Jacumba, Calif., appeared in a story of the development of the Ketchum Ranch community in San Diego County.
  • Peggy Parmley, member of the ClearView Church in Carbondale, Utah., was featured in a story about the church which holds its services in an old theater.
  • Randy Lee Parmley, 50, of Cincinnati, Ohio, pictured at right, is now working near Nome, Alaska, at the Rock Creek Gold Mine for Alaska Mechanical Inc.
  • Robert Parmley, the Morgan & Parmley Ltd. project engineer is overseeing a sewer project in Bruce, Wisc.
  • Terry Parmelee, chief of the Middlefield, Conn., Volunteer Fire Company, was quoted in a story about a dairy barn fire.
  • William E. Parmelee, 45, the Poulsbo, Wash., motorcyclist was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton with a broken ankle and facial injuries after a crash with a car. According to the Washington State Patrol, William was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle on State Highway 3 about five miles south of Poulsbo when he attempted to move into the right lane. A 1988 BMW driven by Shon D. Hixson, 43, of Poulsbo made a quick lane change in front of him and he hit it, officers said. Hixson cited with negligent driving.

07-08 NEWS

Any given night, the Salvation Army homeless shelter for women and families in Lexington, Ky., is packed beyond its 132-person capacity. An overflow of women -- sometimes up to 20 of them -- sleep on lounge couches or mattresses on the lobby floor. "It is crowded," said Viola, 31, of Nicholasville, Ky. "I was here four years ago, and it's nothing like it is now." Viola lived at the shelter for two months this spring. On June 9, Viola gave birth to a daughter, Antonia Boaz, who lives with her in a small family unit at the shelter. "It's a wonderful place," she said. "Without this place, a lot of people would lose their children and be out on the street." She said she came to the shelter after separating from her boyfriend and finding that she could not afford to live independently. During the last months of her pregnancy, Viola finished an associate degree in accounting at National College. When she recovers, she plans to get a job and save enough money for a place of her own. Women, children In 2001, 15% of people living at the shelter were family groups; by 2005, it was 40% families. The Salvation Army shelter is only for single women and families; homeless single men can find emergency shelter at The Hope Center. In 2001, the shelter provided 22,903 nights of lodging; by 2006, it provided 32,534 nights of shelter. Eighty-five percent of residents are from Lexington, but last year the shelter served people from 60 Kentucky counties. (Photo credit: Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald-Leader)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Brownie Parmley, the former Louisiana high school football coach was mentioned in a story on Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville in the Huntsville (Ala.) Times.
  • Christopher R. Parmelee, a 2007 graduate of Branford High School at Branford, New Haven County, Conn.
  • Dana Parmelee, a 2007 graduate of Guilford High School, at Guilford, New Haven County, Conn., will attend the University of New Hampshire this fall.
  • Erin Parmelee, 30, was featured in a story on Lawrence, Kan., runners. Also mentioned in the article was her sister, Shannon Hodges, who serves as coach of the EZ8 running camp.
  • Gary Howard Parmely, 62, and Georgeanna Hope Hanna, 63, both of Redding, Calif., were married May 14, according to the Shasta County clerk’s office.
  • Jim Parmelee, an anti-tax activist from northern Virginia, in a story on a new state Republican Party chairman.
  • Kathryn Louise Parmley, 49, right, a former Davis, Utah, School District educator, was sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to get psychiatric treatment for misdemeanor sexual battery involving a 17-year-old boy. In a plea bargain, Kathryn pleaded guilty to two Class A misdemeanor counts of sexual battery; individuals convicted of this crime do not have to register as a sex offender. The judge also put her on three years' probation with several conditions, including forbidding her from being around anyone younger than 18, including her 4-year-old grandson. Her husband is Rich Parmley, a Weber County, Utah, prosecutor. (Photo credit: Scott G. Winterton / Desert Morning News)
  • Nichole Parmelly, communication specialist in a story on the Arapahoe County Fair in Colorado.
  • Sally Ann Parmelee, daughter of Michael and Kathy Parmelee of Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., was recognized as one of the Top 10 students in the 2007 graduating class of Haddam Killingworth High School. She will attend Fordham University this fall in New York.

... and from Myrtle Beach, S.C., Coldwell Banker Chicora Real Estate, along with developer DenMark Homes, plans to construct 216 townhomes in the community of Parmalee off Tournament Boulevard in Murrells Inlet, between State Route 707 and the U.S. 17 bypass.

07-07 NEWS

Usually, mail carrier Kelley of Cadillac, Mich., is the one doing the delivering but after a house fire destroyed her home last October, it's her friends who are delivering. To help Kelley and her two children, coworkers, downtown businesses and other customers on her route collected groceries and gift certificates. Her home was a total loss. "The house is still standing but if you take a look inside, you would see it is gone," she said, "I don't know what woke me up. I think it was an angel," she said. Dawn Richardson.was responsible for passing out flyers around Kelley's route asking for help. "I pretty much went through her route," Richardson said, "but concentrated on her businesses. A lot of people didn't know that Kelley lost her home to a fire. I thought it would be nice to have a small gift of kindness because it can really cheer a person up." Originally, the donations were supposed to be a surprise but Kelley found out accidentally. She said in November that she and her children were still looking for a place to rent and itemizing their loss, but considered themselves lucky. "I don't wish this on anybody but it's just stuff," she said. "The kids and I are safe and that's all that matters when it comes down to it."

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Bryce Parmelly, an assistant tennis coach at UC Santa Cruz.
  • Darian and Emanuel Parmele, two members of the H.H. Dow High School 400-meter relay team that placed fourth at the Division 1 Regional in Flint, Mich.
  • Donn Parmelee, 65, pictured at right returning a hit, and his doubles partner Mike Waneka played at Centennial Tennis Courts. The Greeley, Colo., residents were competing in their first Rocky Mountain Senior Games tennis tournament. Though they didn't win a match in the 65-69 age group, losing to the gold medalists, it didn't seem to bother them. There were no John McEnroe-like tantrums on the court. "We had them when we were younger," Donn said. "We don't need them anymore." (Photo credit: Riza Falk / Greeley Tribune)
  • Eve Parmelly, a golfer at the Judy Rankin Invitational in Midland, Texas.
  • Jennifer Parmelee, a spokeswoman for the World Food Program.
  • Kaelyn Parmalee, soccer player who netted the winner for Vernon United, which defeated Kamloops, 2-1, in the U13 Girls Division Final at the Kamloops Youth Soccer Assn. Cup in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Kathryn Louise Parmley, 48, a longtime Davis County, Utah, educator pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor charges of sexual battery as part of a plea bargain that spares a former 17-year-old boy from having to testify in court. Kathryn remains out on bail while she awaits sentencing in July. Her husband is Rich Parmley, a Weber County, Utah, prosecutor. Kathryn was hired by Davis School District in 1991 and has worked at the Family Enrichment Center in Kaysville, Utah.
  • Keith Parmely, manager of marketing for the Houston postal district.
  • Kenton Parmley, the Goreville, Ill., High School baseball player went 3-for-3, including a two-run homer, as the Blackcats blasted Pope County High School 17-0 in 4 1/2 innings in the Goreville Class A Semifinals.
  • Liz Parmalee, who played at Portland, Ore.'s, Red Door with Adam Sweeney and Low Anthem.
  • Mark Parmley, the FedEx pilot won DeSoto County approval to have his own personal airstrip next door on rural farmland to a Lewisburg, Miss., area home site. Supervisors voted 4-1 to grant him a 15-year conditional use permit. He and his wife, Becky, want to build a home and a grass landing strip.
  • Nick Parmelee, was uninjured in a severe crash on the seventh lap of the second 30-lap Super Late Model feature at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • Randall Parmelee, president of the Wallowa Valley Trail Riders, a motorized off-road recreation club, Joseph, Ore.
  • Sarah Parmelee, trombone player for the Vermont Youth Orchestra, which is performing in China. The musicians will take the stage in major cities, even performing with members of the Hong Kong Youth Symphony. "I've never been outside of North America," said Sarah: "We practiced seven hours a day Monday through yesterday. It was pretty intense."
  • Vine R. Parmalee, late Superior Court judge of Suffield, Mass. Accountant Gary P. Mallows, 59, of Longmeadow, Mass., pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree larceny in Superior Court in Enfield, Mass., and was sentenced to a 10-year suspended term and five years' probation. Mallows stole $124,500 from Vine's estate.

07-06 NEWS

Rosco [John Ballenger, Chrisman, Aladdin, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], 76, knew he wouldn't have much time to act as he looked down the barrel of a gun in the hand of the masked man trying to rob his Eastside Indianapolis jewelry store. "I just knew he was going to do something," Rosco said. "I saw my opportunity, and I took it." The face-off last October at Rosco Jewelry ended with the robbery suspect dead and his brother, arrested as his suspected accomplice, facing the potential of murder charges. Rosco's East Washington Street jewelry store has been a fixture for 34 years. He started out dealing in rare coins, then expanded into gold and other jewelry. And he also sells firearms. "Everybody in the neighborhood knows they are armed," Indianapolis Police Detective Marcus Kennedy said. The suspects apparently knew it, too. Corey, 18, and Nicholas Artry, 20, cased the store days before the botched robbery, police said, and saw the warnings inside -- shelves of firearms, a shotgun openly displayed and a sign that reads "We Don't Call 911." Undeterred, the brothers went into the store armed with a .22-caliber handgun and a knife, according to police and witness accounts. The Artrys quickly found themselves outgunned, police said. The incident began about 10:40 a.m., when two masked men demanded cash, according to police. Rosco said he had just sat down in a back room to eat breakfast when he heard the commotion and found himself staring at an armed man who had jumped over the counter. The man took turns pointing the pistol at Rosco, his wife, Hwa-Lan, 65, and employee Michael Ross, 53. The man's partner jumped another counter, police said, and held a knife to the throat of jeweler Gary Brown, 49. The men demanded money and access to the safe. Just then Hwa-Lan blurted out that she recognized two as customers she had seen in the store two days before. At that moment, Rosco, a retired Air Force veteran, said he felt the situation was going to end badly. The gunman would likely perceive the burly Ross as the biggest threat, Rosco figured, so he waited until the man focused his aim in that direction. Rosco then reached into his front pocket for his .38-caliber handgun and fired, striking the gunman five times. Corey Artry stood for a few heartbeats, Rosco said, then wobbled toward the door. By the time police arrived, Rosco and the employees had Nicholas Artry cornered in an upstairs portion of the store and Corey Arty was dead inside the front door. One stray bullet hit a car across the street, parked next to an IPS Early Childhood Center; no one else was hurt. Nicholas Artry faces preliminary charges of robbery and murder. Indiana law states that anyone involved in a crime that leads to a killing can be charged with murder, even if the individual didn't directly cause the death.  

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Darian Parmele, a member of the H.H. Dow High School shot put relay and sprint medley teams which both placed first at the inaugural Graves/Swayze Relays at Midland Stadium in Midland, Mich. "[Darian] looked nice and loose," said Coach Madill.
  • David Parmley, pictured at right, chief of the Lake Dillion Fire Protection District in Dillon, Colo.
  • Edward Parmelee, an FBI agent quoted in a story Jackson, Miss., story on Internet child safety. He said online predators often lie about their ages and try to relate to their victims. "They're going to watch all the TV shows. They're going to know the music the teenagers listen to. They're going to know how to talk the talk and begin to interject themselves in that child's life," Edward said.
  • Karen Parmly, who lives north of Baldwin City, Kan., was quoted in a story on violent weather. "We were facing southwest and we knew the tornado was moving southeast, so we weren't worried about our safety," said Parmly. "It was amazing. I knew it was headed to my sister's house, so I called her. Just about the time it dissipated, the sirens went off in Baldwin." The Parmly house also received two rounds of hail that day.
  • Kristah Parmley, who received an award for her 601 bowling series in a Michigan City, Ind., youth league.
  • Lon Parmelly, author of "Success in Short Sales," was mentioned in a story on foreclosures.

07-05 NEWS

Two Knoxville, Tenn., homes being restored by Knox Heritage have a connection to architect and Civil War drummer boy Martin (1852-1945) [Egbert Benson, Phineas Meigs, Phineas, Phineas, Isaac, Isaac, John, John]. Martin and George Barber were recent newcomers to Knoxville when they established the Barber & Parmelee architectural firm in the late 1880s. Hoping that warmer weather and area's mineral water would revive him, Martin moved his family to Knoxville in 1888. The family brought with it a snare drum from Martin's Civil War service. He wasn't yet 12 when he'd been a drummer boy in the Union's 29th Wisconsin Regiment. Barber's brother, contractor Manly DeWitt Barber, also worked on the homes. A business card lists Martin as the business' "superintendent" and George Barber as its "artist." The partnership was short-lived; by 1890 Martin had set up his own office. Dean Barber, a grandson of both Manley Barber and Martin, was quoted recently in the Knoxville News Sentinel as saying Barber & Parmelee didn't last because the principals "had extreme differences in architectural vision." Barber, he said, was more flamboyant, creating Victorian-era houses with turrets, bay windows and gingerbread trim., while Martin liked more conservative designs. After the business partnership dissolved, the two families remained friends. Manley's son David West Barber married Carol Parmelee; Dean Barber is their son. Martin worked as an architect until his 80s and died at age 93 in 1945; his drum was handed down to Dean Barber, who later gave it to the East Tennessee Historical Society museum. The houses are at 1618 and 1620 Washington Ave.

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Casey Parmley, the senior at Lemmon School in Lemmon, S.D., was named to the third-quarter honor roll.
  • Chris Parmelee, he'll likely be the marquee player on the Beloit Snappers' roster this season. The 19-year-old Californian from Chino Hills High School played 45 games for the Minnesota Twins' rookie league team in Fort Myers, Fla., and 11 games for Beloit late in the season and during the playoffs. In the first at-bat of his professional career, he drilled a home run!
  • Christine Parmley, a member of the Lemmon, S.D., High School team, pictured at the right, that placed second in a Destination Imagination tournament and is headed for the state finals at Pierre. She's the girl on the left in the bottom row.
  • Jalen Parmele, a returning senior tight end for the University of Toledo Rockets football team.
  • Joanne Parmele, director of nursing at Kokua Nurses, one of Hawaii's oldest nursing and home-care providers.
  • Kenton Parmley, a relief pitcher for the Goreville, Ill., Blackcats baseball team.
  • Michael Parmely, 21, of Santa Rosa, Calif., who was required to register as a sex offender, was arrested in that city and charged with failing to disclose his true address. He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail and faces a violation of probation charge in Mendocino County.
  • Nick Parmelee, a driver in the 20-lap Late Model feature at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • Nick Parmley, a member of a team of Kickapoo High School students who are building a fuel-efficient car for the Missouri High Mileage Vehicle Competition. That's Nick in the center in the green shirt.
  • Sally Ann Parmelee, a senior at Haddam-Killingworth High School, was named to the second-term honor roll.
  • Sandra Parmelly, assisting with a book sale in Tulare County, Calif., for the American Assn. of University Women's Visalia-Sequoia Branch.
  • Warren E. Parmelee, founder of Medic-1, a chain of urgent-care centers in the greater Fredericksburg, Va., area..

... and from Indianapolis, Officer Jeff Parmelee was investigating a burglary report in an alley behind a home in the 4000 block of Guilford Avenue when a brown-and-tan colored pit bull escaped a nearby yard and charged toward him, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Jeff fired one shot from his handgun, striking the dog in the head. The dog's owners said the animal had escaped through an open gate. .... [Parmelee on Guilford Avenue -- I couldn't make this stuff up!]

07-04 NEWS

The Oakland, Calif., YWCA, built by Berkeley architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957) [Eliza Woodland, Albert Ozias, David, Bryan, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], has been sold to an unnamed buyer, according to the Jan. 28 editions of the Oakland Tribune. The building had been on the market for six months, and the sale price has not been disclosed. The five-story Y, designated city landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, stands at the corner of 15th Street and Webster. It's notable for its pressed-brick veneer exterior, punctuated by polychrome terra cotta ornamentation, in keeping with its Renaissance palazzo-inspired style. When it opened in 1913, the Oakland Y was the first of a string of 18 Y's designed by Morgan, who won fame for her unusual, open, flowing style, which helped put California architecture on the map. She was also the primary architect of William Randolph Heart's Hearst Castle at San Simeon, Calif. (The old Los Angeles Herald-Examiner building she designed is undergoing renovation.)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Allan Ray Parmley, drummer for Wide Load band.
  • Brenda Parmly, of Jonesboro, Ill.; her father, James Albert Tellor, has died.
  • Christopher R. Parmley, owned a home in Evansville, Ind., where police reportedly found signs of a working meth lab. Evansville lawyer Brad Happe was recently sentenced to attend a treatment program after he was found leaving the home. Christopher was convicted in November of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine and was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction for six years.
  • Crystal Parmele, art director for the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Center Art Program, in Bethesda, Md.
  • Darian and Emanuel Parmele, H.H. Dow High School football players who have signed with Michigan Technological University at Houghton, Mich.
  • David Parmley, president of a St. Louis investment group that bought the old Campus Inn near the University of Missouri-Columbia for a new Hampton Inn & Suites.
  • Denise Parmley, president of the Vernon College Business and Professional Women's Club in Wichita Falls, Kan.
  • Dianna (Callison, May) Parmley, dean of educational services at Central Community College in Columbus, Neb.
  • Dick Parmelee, Crest Forest Fire Protection District fire marshal, Crestline, Calif.
  • Drew Parmley, Cole County director for the Farm Service Agency in Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Greg Parmley, manager of Trilling True Value Hardware in Sheboygan, Wisc., was quoted in a storm story.
  • Ian Parmley, a baseball player at Monroe High School in Monroe, Wash., hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh to drive in Chad Thomas, defeating Kamiak, 3-2, in the season opener.
  • James A. Parmelee, a certified public accountant at Parmelee Poirier & Associates, in Warwick, R.I.
  • Jeremiah Parmely, Wichita, Kan., middle school honor roll.
  • Jeremy Parmley, high school basketball player at Marshwood, Maine.
  • John Parmelee, spokesman for the Forum Ice Arena in Fishers, Ind.
  • John E. Parmelee, an accountant and partner in Parmelee Poirier & Associates of Warwick, R.I., is doing work for the Town Council of Portsmouth, R.I.
  • Kathryn Louise Parmley, 42, scheduled for a hearing in Farmington, Utah, before 2nd District Judge Rodney Page. Parmley formerly worked at the Davis County School District's Family Enrichment Center in Kaysville. The Davis County Attorney's Office has charged her with two third-degree felony counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a 17-year-old; the youth was not one of her students. Her attorney insists she is innocent. Her husband is Rich Parmley, a Weber County, Utah, prosecutor.
  • Kelley Parmelee, a U.S. postal carrier, left, trudges through downtown Cadillac, Mich., on her rounds. Kelley was featured in a winter weather story. “It’s been a long day. It is madness kind of but it goes with the territory for us,” she said. “There were not a lot of people out. It is kind of lonely when the weather is like this.” Although many people may have watched the weather and made the concerted effort to stay indoors, Parmelee strapped on her boots and got to work. “It is just a mind set. You have to psyche yourself out. When you do this job you can expect just about everything. You whine a little but mostly just to loved ones,” she said. (Photo credit: Tanya Berkebile / Cadillac News)
  • Kenton Parmley, Goreville (Ill.) Blackcats High School basketball player.
  • Kristah Parmley, Indiana bowler.
  • Lance Parmalee, property manager in North Naples, Fla.
  • Larry Parmele, 55, former race car driver and instructor at BMW's Performance Center.
  • Maegan Parmley, the Hondo Valley Future Farmers of America member, will go to Artesia, N.M., to compete in the District Public Speaking contest.
  • Meaghan Parmele, of Milton, Mass.; her father, Robert M. “Bob” O’Malley, has died.
  • Mary Parmelee, chairwoman of the Westport, Conn., Board of Education
  • Michelle Parmelee, Brand Iron of Denver has named her senior brand manager.
  • Nathan Parmelee, advertising sales manager for the Juneau Empire in Alaska, won the Morris Publishing Group's President's Club Award in Augusta, Ga. This is his third time that the Shreveport, La., native has won the award. He began selling advertising for the Capital City Weekly in 1998 and has been with the Empire for more than seven years.
  • Robin D. Parmelee, 46, was rebuffed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The justices decided not hear an appeal over the 105- to 210-year sentence he received after being convicted in July 2001 of more than 60 crimes, including numerous counts of rape, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and statutory sexual assault. He is currently serving the longest prison sentence ever handed down in Lackawanna County.
  • Spencer Parmelee, McCook Central (S.D.) High School wrestler.
  • Stephen Parmley, 55, of Waldoboro, Maine, was arrested in Knox County on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended operator's license. He also had an active warrant for his arrest out of Lincoln County.
  • Susanna Parmelee, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America at Bishop O'Reilly High School in Kingston, Pa., placed first in desktop publishing in regional competition at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Pa.
  • Wayne Parmalee, honored by the Portage, Wisc., Police Department during Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week

... and from Pune, India, courtesy of the Express News Service, comes this story about suspected tax cheats: The Bund Garden Police on Jan. 12 arrested licensed toddy shop owner Shivaji Parmale, a resident of Keshavnagar, Mundhwa, and lodged a case against another shop owner, Appa Ramlinga Dhende, and two of their accomplices on suspicion of submitting fake challans in the name of State Bank of India to the state excise department, causing a loss of 8,320,000 rupees [about $189,000] to the excise exchequer. The two others accused were identified as Kiran, son of Shivaji Parmale, and Balasaheb, an accomplice of Dhende.


Todd Parmley once again took on the role of the urban slacker whose dire circumstances force him to hire on as one of Santa's department-store slaves in "The Santaland Diaries." It was the sixth go-round of the Tooth & Nail troupe's production of the play in St. George, Utah. The script was adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello from Sedaris' wickedly humorous essay about his humiliating job as one of Santa's elves in New York City's Macy's department store during the holiday crunch. (Photo: Tooth & Nail)


James R. Parmelee, 44, became the first inmate to attempt to escape from the 8-year-old Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Ore. In June, 2006, Jim fell while attempting to climb over an outside wall from an inmate recreation area where he had been hiding. During a routine 8:30 p.m. head count, Jim was missing from the common area, and officials discovered that he had stuffed his bed to make it appear he was in his cell. While climbing a drainpipe to get to the top of the wall, he fell 10 to 15 feet to the concrete and injured himself. Jim had been sentenced to 41 years in a Washington State correctional facility for robbery. He was in the County Jail while facing multiple charges of robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and other charges from several robberies in Washington County. In 2009, the Sheriff's Department released its report on the incident.


The Minnesota Twins selected outfielder Christopher Parmelee [Christopher Matthew, Samuel Melvin, Samuel Melvin, Samuel Carlton, Noah David, David, Noah, Noah, Stephen, John, John] in the first round of the 2006 Major League Baseball amateur draft. Parmelee, 18, who bats and throws left-handed, batted .407 with 11 home runs, 26 RBIs, 34 walks, 24 stolen bases and a .614 on-base percentage as a senior for Chino Hills (Calif.) High School. He was a First Team All- District selection for Chino Hills. A 6-foot-1, 200-pounder, Parmelee was named AFLAC All-American after his junior season as well as MVP honors at Team One Baseball's Cape Cod High School Classic. He led his Bulldogs to a third-place finish at the 2005 World Wood Bat Assn. World Championships and went 7-for-10 with 11 walks, three home runs and six stolen bases. Congrats, Chris!


Ross Eleazer [David Whitney, Eleazer "Lee," Eleazer "Zar," Eleazer "Ellie," David W., Eleazer, Jehiel, Stephen, Stephen, John, John] has become an Eagle Scout and will receive his grandfather's Eagle badge this year. Ross made this backpacking trek in July 2004 in spite of breaking his toe the night before he and his father, David, departed.

At right father and son are pictured at the top of 12,441-foot Mt. Baldy, the second-highest peak in New Mexico.


President Fidel Castro confirmed Oct. 28, 2005, that Cuba agreed to let three U.S. aid officials visit the island to assess damage from Hurricane Wilma's assault on the island this week. Cuba has routinely turned down American offers of assistance during disasters over the years. According to the State Department's Cuba experts, this was the first time the Castro government has accepted a U.S. offer of emergency assistance, department spokesman Sean McCormack said. Nevertheless, the Cuban leader seemed impressed by what he considered to be the "respectful" tone of the letter offering assistance sent by the new chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Michael Eleazer Parmly [Eleazer "Lea," Eleazer "Zar," Eleazer "Ellie," Eleazer, David W., Eleazer, Jehiel, Stephen, Stephen, John, John]. Castro had a particularly contentious relationship with Parmly's predecessor, James Cason, who he once characterized as a "bully." Associated Press feature story.


Jeff Parmley of Newport, N.C., looks at what remains of the condominium project he was constructing on Calico Creek in Morehead City on the north side of Bay Street, between 17th and 18th streets after the storm moved through in September, 2005.

(Dylan Ray photo / Carteret County News-Times) 


The whereabouts of at least four members of the family were uncertain after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in late August, 2005. Two have since been reported safe but the fates of the other two are unknown.

  • Gayle Parmelee of New Orleans, La., has been located in Houston, Texas with her cat Chabukiani; both are OK. She is Loyola University dance department professor. "She planned to remain with her cat and a couple of elderly people in her apartment," a posting reads. "We talked with her by phone Sunday before the hurricane's arrival. Other friends talked with her later that same day, offering refuge in a local hotel, but she refused to leave her cat. Her area did get flood waters, but to what extent?"
  • Jean Parmelee of Metairie, La., was relocated to the Pine Bluff Convention Center, Pine Bluff, Ark.
  • Patricia Parmley of Mandeville, La.
  • Ron Parmley of Gulfport, Miss.
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