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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM GENE AUTRY'S NINJA WARRIORS

(Last update: April 2, 2003)

NEWS UPDATE: 2 APRIL 2003!

Here's some news--I'm always looking for more!

NEWS OF NUPTIALS... Ninjas Andrew Ulland and Megan Burns get married in October 
2002 in Minneapolis... Ninjas Missy Joy and Brendan Ross to get married in June 2003 
in Stevens Point... Ninjas Aaron Ulland and Sabrina Mueller to get married in June 2004
CLICK HERE TO SEE AARON AND SABRINA'S WEDDING INFO!!! 
GET A JOB.... (REMEMBER THAT SONG?)... Mike Joy will start teaching Spanish at Presbyterian College in South Carolina this fall... Mike and Becky are very close to closing on a cute little house in Laurens, SC which will be perfect for visiting Ninjas! UN NUEVO MIEMBRO DE LA FAMILIA NINJA... Ninjas Chris Snowbeck and Diane Mancini welcome future Trivia player Elsa into the world in September 2002... New Ninjas Bruce Manning and Tricia Cornell, likewise, have a new little one, Nora! HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO.... work these Ninjas go, who have recently found and/or changed jobs! Mike Joy to go to South Carolina this fall to teach Spanish at Presbyterian College... Matt Joy is doing the same thing he was doing before, which I can't tell you about, at a different place, but in the same state. See him for more details... Missy Joy is teaching at Malcolm X High School in Milwaukee... OKAY, PEOPLE--I GUESS I'M FRESH OUT OF NEWS... _PLEASE_ SEND ME ANY YOU HAVE! GANW1@YAHOO.COM!

                  22 AUGUST 2001

WELL FOLKS, it's a hot August night, school starts soon, and it's only 240 days until
Trivia 2002... Time for an update on what your fellow Ninjas have been up to!!!  So
put on some oldies and crack open a Diet Dr. Pepper, and read on...

BIG, BIG, BIG NEWS!

Long-time team members David and Amy Trzebiatowski are happy to announce the birth of 
their son, Corey David.  Congrats Amy and David!  The next generation of Ninjas is coming 
along nicely, now let's just get him watching some of those cartoons, okay?

AND IN OTHER MEDICAL NEWS...

Long-time GANW supporter Jill Young graduated as an MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin 
in May; she's now in Columbus, Ohio doing a residency in internal medicine.  Even more 
exciting, now that she's an MD, she gets a promotion from Team Medical Advisor to Team Doctor, 
and a hefty 25% raise in her GANW salary!

IN THE MARRY, MARRY MONTH OF MAY... ER, OCTOBER...

CyberNinjas Andrew Ulland and Megan Burns (of Minneapolis, Minnesota) are planning the social 
event of October, 2002-namely, their wedding!  Congrats to the lucky duo!  And allow me to 
thank you and all other Ninjas for NOT scheduling your weddings during Trivia!  Anyway, no 
word on Andrew and Megan's honeymoon plans, but maybe they'll get some ideas from the next 
section of news…

THEY GOT THEIR MOTOR RUNNING…

We've got a few trips to mention this time... Matt Joy and Kari Tuskowski went out to North 
Carolina to watch the a NASCAR race-I wonder if they picked up any ideas for driving strategy 
during the Trivia Stone?  Yours truly flew out to Columbus, Ohio for a conference the week 
after Trivia.  Boy, oh, boy, was I excited.  But Columbus turned out to be a nice town, 
well-stocked with 7-Elevens and Steak N Shakes (neither of which I had ever visited before).  
In May, Becky Ulland drove out east on a ten day road trip with her mom and their friend Nancy.  
They made it as far as Maine, thought about going over the border into Canada and then hopping 
on over the Atlantic to Greenland, but decided to turn back.

And, the big GANW trip of the summer-Becky, Mike, Dennis, Matt, and Missy flew down to Mexico 
City for a week in August… We spent a week climbing seventh-century pyramids, bargaining for 
cool crafts, eating some awesome food, and drinking apple soda.  Good stuff!  If you're ever 
heading to Mexico City, see one of the Ninjas for hotel and restaurant recommendations...

WE ALSO ENJOY KIT-KAT BARS, CATSUP, AND THE MUSIC OF CAT STEVENS…

Cats?  Oh, yeah, the Ninjas have cats.  In the last two months: Missy Joy got her cat Arnie, 
Matt Joy and Kari Tuskowski got a cat whose name will wind up being either Blackie or Coco, 
and Mike Joy and Becky Ulland got two big cats, Alex and Mickey.  To give you an idea of their
size, Alex is about the size of Gene Autry's horse, Champion.

THIS JUST IN FROM THE HASTINGS!!!  

A nice email came in from that always enthusiastic Ninja, Shari Hastings: "Our summer has been 
great so far.  I have had great success with all my flower beds and perenials, some really 
beautiful specimens this year.  We were able to visit relatives in St. Louis, Waynesville, 
and Branson, MO in July and I must say upon our return to WI, "What humidity?"  Jenny is now 
the proud owner of a 1989 Oldsmobile, yes, and tastefully decked out in Hawaiian print seat 
covers and a pink steering wheel cover.  Her first car and she loves it!"  Thanks for letting 
the team know how things are going Shari-and that car certainly sounds very GANWish, wouldn't 
you say???

MOVIN' ON UP TO THE DELUXE APARTMENT IN CRIVITZ...

On the afternoon of August 23rd I received the following e-mail from founding Ninja
Bill Retza (Rosholt High School, class of '89).  No names have been changed to protect 
the innocent...:

"This just in the Retza's are not living in a van down by the river, the menominee river that is.  
Swamp holes,ect.. Instead we are in an apartment in Crivitz part of the time, Platteville part 
of the time and are in the process of getting a house outside of Crivitz away from all the hub 
bub and rat race.  But hey we found a house.  So the Retza Clan (including parents) will own 
Florida Property, Three Platteville Properties, and soon a Crivitz property as well as the 
apartment.  I think we are heavy in Real Estate hope the market doesn't fall out.  No leads yet 
on the sale of anything but we are trying.  Just will take time.
                  
The boys and the rest of us are all stressed out over this and a note to all GANW {NEVER 
NEVER NEVER try to move with two months of the summer with 2 children under 3 and two parents 
over or near 70}  Let me repeat {NEVER NEVER NEVER try to move with two months of the summer 
with 2 children under 3 and two parents over or near 70}
                  
Other than that we are trying to do everything trivia and will be making sure there is a DISH 
at the new property so we can continue with the children theme and hopefully start adding 
notes on the movies the week before trivia from TCM and AMC {NOT THIS YEAR OZ, I WILL BE 
PREPARED!}
                  
Hope all is well and hope to see you all soon.  King Billiam, King of the Bench Bunch."

ANY MORE NEWS?  EMAIL IT TO ME AT GANW1@YAHOO.COM!!!
PLEASE KEEP ME UP TO DATE WITH YOUR ADDRESSES (EMAIL AND "REAL")…


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