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Published 12:00 am Friday, September 10, 2004

34 Marines died in bloody battle

SAIGON (AP) – Outnumbered four to one, U.S. Marines battled nearly 3,000 North Vietnamese to a bloody standstill, killing at least 140, the U.S. Command announced today.

Marine casualties were 34 killed and 185 wounded in the six hour battle just below the demilitarized zone. It was the seventh day of stepped up activity in the northern war zone and there was no sign of letup.

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South Vietnamese troops also were heavily engaged in the northern area. They reported killing 70 Communist troops and the Reds replied early today with a coordinated mortar and ground attack on the provincial capital of Hoi An, three district headquarters and five militia outposts.

New art teachers at Yeates and FG

Both Forest Glen and John Yeates high schools have new art teachers who are also newlyweds. Glen Frazier teachers at Forest Glen; his wife at Yeates.

Married Aug. 12, both are May graduates of Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, N.C. They have a lively interest in history.


from rural areas of North Carolina, she near Newbern and he near Rocky Mount, they find the Nansemond area much to their liking. At present, they’re residing at 1235 Larry Ann Drive. If they settle here, they’ll look for a farm.

Many Suffolk students departing for college

A number of students from Suffolk and the county will be leaving this week for college. Some will resume their studies while for others, it will be their first year away from home.

Of the 93 graduating from Suffolk high in June, 72 will be attending a college, business school or training school.

A partial list of students and their colleges are as follows:

Old Dominion – T.J. LoCascio Jr., Steve Coppola, Jane King, Woody Griffin, Ruth Ann Brewer, Walter Sizer, Robert Hicks, David Sweat Jr. Shirley Byrum, Randy Maust, Wayne Wills, Brenda Johnson;VPI – Lloyd Hicks, Bill Griggs, Buddy Lane, Doug Johnson; MCV School of Nursing – Juanita Babb; Randolph Macon Woman’s College – Marion Cockey, Ann Royall Story, Ellen Beville; VMI – Lewis R. White Jr., Lawrence J. Stetson; William and Mary – Ray Anderson, Edward G. Roberts, Phil Ferguson, Les Powell, Edward Roberts; Duke, Kaye Johnson; University of Richmond – Frederick Pond, Larry Ward, Rawls Saecker, Jeff Johnson; Sweetbriar – Michela English, Betty McLemore; Longwood – Katherine Vaden, Noreen Corcoran, Hope Bradshaw, Terry Martin, Linda Vaughan, Barbara Coursen, Ann Call Taylor, Dabney Morgan, Rebecca Debnam.

Mrs. Jaffe captures women’s net crown

Maybe some of her husband’s tennis talent has rubbed off on Mrs. Jean Jaffe.

In any event, Mrs. Jaffe is the newly crowned champion of the Women’s Beginner Tournament which wound up a week’s run here yesterday.

Mrs. Jaffe, a housewife, defeated Mrs. Ida Story, a teller in the American National Bank here, in the finals of a 2 1/2 hour marathon yesterday, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The winner’s husband, Jerry Jaffe, has won the city’s men’s Junior Veterans title for the past for the three years but is now nursing a bad case of &uot;tennis elbow.&uot;

The beginner men’s tournament has reached the championship round, with Bill Davis, a local lawyer, opposing Jim Thorsen in the finals. Thorsen is with a firm working in the Dismal Swamp out of Corapeake, N.C. Thorsen defeated Terry Reel, executive secretary of the Nansemond-Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, in his semifinals, 6-2, and Davis defeated Dr. Carlos Pinto, 6-4.

– Compiled by Allison T. Williams