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Friday, December 24, 1999
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3DEC241999 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1999 postnet.comnews Hooding s legacy is a blue Christmas for North Carolina THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. Edna Gray has decked her government-issue camping trailer with two red bows, a string of lights and pink tinsel all in an attempt to celebrate a holiday that reminds her of all she has lost In September, Hurricane Floyd destroyed Gray's mobile home and most of her possessions. Now, more than three months later, she, her husband and their 8-year-old daughter Angelique are among the thousands of flood victims who will be away from home for the holidays. "You just barely have enough room to walk through here," Gray, 28, said as she swept the floor and carried out trash in the one-bedroom trailer. "If s OK for me, but not for a child." She said that for the holidays, she was sending Angelique to her grandmother's home, 20 miles away in Scotland Neck, so "she has room to run around, act like a child." Hurricane Floyd destroyed 6,000 homes and damaged more than 10,000 as it drenched eastern North Carolina in 20 inches of rain on Sept 16. The flooding was blamed for at least 51 deaths. More than 6,000 people who were driven from their homes still live in 10 government-owned trailer parks. Holiday generosity has brought intensified attention and heaps of gifts to the flood victims. Employees of the Federal Emergency Management Agency bought a truckload of presents to be distributed by the Salvation Army. A community college club from Beaver County, Pa., donated 700 toys to children in Rocky Mount Members of the NFL's Carolina Panthers handed out food and gifts at the trailer park this week. On Thursday, members of the group Hootie and the Blowfish distributed new musical instruments to schools wiped out by flooding. A church in the small town of Aurora gathered IS truckloads of toys for children. The Greenville Salvation Army chapter has given away 800 toys, letting children pick them out at a party. Parents also will be able to select gifts for their children through Christmas Eve. Despite the outpouring, some have trouble finding anything to celebrate. "I don't have the spirit like I did last year," said Lisa Pettaway, 36, another resident of the trailer park where the Grays live. "It'll be difficult. It won't be fun." Edna Gray has no way of giving Angelique what she wants for Christmas a new computer and video game set to replace the ones lost in the flood. Instead, Angelique will get two new school uniforms, new underwear, a doll and hair ribbons. As for Gray arid her husband, "We're not going to give each other anything," she said. Getting the holiday spirit can happen every day in Holly, U.S. Reuters News Service WASHINGTON Christmas comes just once a year, as the saying goes, but people living in a handful of U.S. communities with holiday-themed names are reminded of the festive season year-round. "Holly" and "Jolly" are the most popular holiday town names, followed by "Christmas," according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Santa Claus, Ga., population 156, has Rudolph Way and Sleigh Street. The town's city hall is located at 25 December Drive. "The Christmas spirit is more of a year-round thing with us," Mayor Bernard Harden said. The most widely used holiday names by communities are: Holly: There are 963 cities whose names contain Holly, including Holly Branch, Monroe County, Ala.; Holly House, Montezuma County, Colo.; Holly Island, New Castle County, Del.; Holly Tree Park, Charles County, Md.; and Holly Bush Creek, Gloucester, Va. Christmas: There are 142 places with Christmas, including Christmas Tree Point in Aleutians West, Alaska; Christmas Tree Creek, Ravalli County, Mont; Christmas Gift Mine in Pinal County, Ariz.; and Mer-rie Christmas Park in Miami-Dade County, Fla. Santa Claus: Eleven towns have adopted Santa Claus, in eight states Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon and Utah. Reindeer Reindeer roams in 34 cities, including Reindeer Camp in Nome, Alaska; and Reindeer Spring in Lincoln County, Neb. Twenty-seven are in Alaska North Pole: There are 24 North Pole place names, including communities named North Pole in Kootenai County, Idaho; Essex County, N.Y.; and McCurtain County, Okla. Freshman, 19, at Princeton U. is new Veiled Prophet queen Elizabeth Kemper was a top scholar and athlete at John Burroughs High By John M. McGuire Of the Post-Dispatch Elizabeth Claire "Ellie" Kemper, 19, the 1999 Queen of Love and Beauty, was crowned Thursday night at the Veiled Prophet Ball in the Promenade Ballroom at the Adam's Mark Hotel. Kemper is the 105th young woman to be so honored by the Veiled Prophet organization. She wore a white satin square-neck gown designed by Toma-sina and purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue. A freshman at Princeton University, Kemper is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Kemper. She is the granddaughter of the late Brig. Gen. and Mrs. John R. Jannarone and Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kemper. David Kemper is chairman and chief executive of Commerce Bank and Commerce Banc-shares Inc.; James Kemper is a Kansas City banker. A 1998 graduate of John Burroughs High School, Ellie Kemper was a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She is an accomplished athlete, in track and field hockey. She made All-State in both sports and was co-captain of the 1997 Missouri state championship field hockey team. Her interests include running and musical theater. She's also done volunteer work with the St Louis Crisis Nursery, Aim High and Habitat for Humanity. This year's court of special maids includes Laura Elizabeth Noland, Alexa Augusta Hager, Christan Elizabeth Shelton, Elizabeth Capps and Kather-ine Stolz Atwood. Noland, 19, the first special maid, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Noland. She attended Mary Institute-Country Day School and is a teacher's assistant at Ladue Chapel Nursery SchooL Hager, 19, the second special maid, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hager. She is a student at the University of Montana. Shelton, 19, the third special maid, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben A Shelton. She is a graduate of Gateway Institute of Technology and was an All-State basketball player and a (; NaT , V '-Ur : ri-- A- - x3 ' ' - - Elizabeth Kemper is the 1999 Veiled Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty. Post-Dispatch scholar athlete. She's on the dean's'list at St Louis University. Capps, 19, the fourth special maid, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Capps. She's a graduate of Villa Duchesne High, attended Indiana University and is transferring to Vanderbilt Atwood, 19, the fifth special maid, is the daughter of Frederick H. Atwood in and Holly Stolz Atwood. She is a graduate of Whitfield School and is majoring in art and psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. Compiled By Harry Levins Post-Dispatch Senior Writer Pucker factor We're whirling through the Silly Season, so Blockbuster Video's annual Mis-tletoe Poll seems appropriate. The chain asks customers which show-biz celeb they'd like to meet under the mistletoe. The winners: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Son of the Ozarks Brad Pitt. Hewitt shoved last year's winner, perky Cameron Diaz, all the way to third place, behind Jennifer Lopez but ahead of ageless Rene Russo and Heather Graham. On the boys' playground, Pitt beat out Bruce Willis, Cuba Gooding Jr., Joseph Fiennes and Mike Myers. The doctor is in A doctored script has locked up the services of Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "Hannibal," the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs." No word yet from "Lambs" co-star Jodie Foster, who rejected the first "Hannibal" script as too, too gory and as faithless to her character, FBI Agent Clarice Starling. Big numbers Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" will have its 5,000th Broadway performance Sunday. That's good for BRINKLEY: With the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, she wowed our boys in the Balkans li .. HEWITT: A mistletoe must MARTIN: 28 is great HOPKINS: Eats up new script for "Hannibal" fifth-longest running Broadway show ever, after "Cats," "A Chorus Line," "Oh! Calcutta" and "Les Miz" . . . The year's best-selling album? It's a 10-million-copies tie between Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time," and the Backstreet Boys' "Millennium." Next are Shania Twain's "Come on Over" (9 mil) and Ricky Martin's "Ricky Martin" (6 mil) . . . The Rolling Stones are the decade's touring champs, playing 333 shows (307 sold out) and raking in $750 mil, says Amusement Business mag Mama mia! At age 45, model Christie Brinkley could have a boy in the Army. Instead, she wowed our boys on her just-ended Christmas tour of Balkans bases. How? "I unzip myself out of my flight suit and am wearing what I would describe as a second-skin red dress. A little tiny red negligee of a dress. And I work that dress for all it's worth." At ease! On this day: On Dec. 24, 1814, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the War of 1812. Today's birthdays: Singer Ricky Martin 28 Actor Diedrich Bader 33 Rock's Ian Burden 42 Actress Stephanie Hodge 43 Rock's Lemmy 54 ST LOUS POST-imTCH 900 North tucker Blvd. St. Louis, Mo., 63101-1099 Today's Index Business , . C1 Movie limes E9 Classified Fl . Obituaries B5 Commentary B7 NationWorld . . . 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