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The Greenville News from Greenville, South Carolina • Page 42

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(The ffnrrmullf News GREENVILLE Sunday, December 8, 1991 3 001 CiiDij Hillcrest Middle has sister school in Hunan, seeking local support to help pay for trip 1 i.l Li 'It's something our students have been able to rally around as a unifying kind of Keith Russell, principal hi i wr By Lucy May News staff writer 1 Hillcrest Middle School officials are hoping to bring social studies and current events to life for a group of students by sending them to the People's Republic of China next year. i The trip would be the culmination of more than a year of correspondence between Hillcrest Middle and National Middle a school in the Hunan province of China, Principal Keith Russell said. i Last school year, students in Marilyn Kress' class wrote letters to students at National Middle School in China. Mrs. Kress had taught in China the summer before, and one of the teachers she worked with there taught at National Middle, she said.

The pen-pal relationship worked so well that National Middle officials wrote Mrs. Kress a letter asking Hillcrest Middle to consider becoming its sister school, she said. After getting an enthusiastic response from the school's faculty and the blessing of Greenville County School District officials, Hillcrest Middle agreed and the official relationship was born, Russell said. Since the beginning of this year, teachers in every department full of topics rang ng from sports to boy girl relationships to send to China, she said. The students and school officials hope all their work will culminate in an actual exchange of students with Hillcrest students going to China in June and Chinese students coming to Simpsonville in February 1993, Russell said.

For that to happen, the school will need financial support from local businesses to help the students go to China and to help the Chinese students afford a trip here, Russell said. "I think it's going to cost more than most of our kids have, and we're almost sure the Chinese kids aren't going to be able to pay for their way," he said. But even if the student exchanges don't work out, sell and Mrs. Kress said the Hill-crest students will have exchanged information and ideas with students in a country very different from their own, and the school will have established a sister-school relationship they believe might be the only one of its kind in the state and rare among middle schools across the nation. "It's something our students have been able to rally around as a unifying kind of thing," Russell said.

roT NATIONAL -2 HtU.CREST MIDDLE I y( Hillcrest Middle students, from left, Lindsay Smith, Heidi Lonq. Kathrvn Lona and Portia Drayton pose with some of the items they've received from National Middle School in China. Miss Smith designed the flag on the left Thousands attend parade in downtown Greenville North Carolina man charged in Landrum woman's slaying near Greensboro, N.C., and charged with murder, according to officials and Polk County Chief Deputy Calvin Atkins. Atkins said the body of Angelia L. Brown was found last month.

He said Ms. Brown, who was in her 20s, had lived with McFalls for about six years but they were not married. Atkins refused to release details about how Ms. Brown was By Mike Koziatek News Spartanburg Bureau Authorities charged a man Friday with murder in connection with the slaying of a Landrum woman whose decomposed body was found last month in a Polk County, N.C., wooded area. Frankie Dean McFalls, 30, of Columbus, N.C., was arrested ''it 1 1 By Allah D.

Wright News staff writer They came in droves Saturday to Greenville's annual Christmas parade down Main Street, where floats, beauty queens and marching bands from as far away as Asheville combined to offer a holiday treat under perfect skies. Between 15,000 and 20,000 people attended the parade, law enforcement personnel said. 1 Perhaps accustomed to colder weather during previous parades, spectators came bundled in jackets, sweaters, sweat shirts, overcoats, earmuffs and mittens. But as the morning wore on, the temperature stretched toward the balmy high-50s. Marching bands played such Christmas favorites as "Joy to the World," "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Jim and Debby Edwards of If If V- THE NEWS RON MUNNERLYN killed.

Authorities said she was last seen when she got into a car with someone who pulled into her driveway just after she arrived at her Landrum residence on Lakeview Drive from her job as a waitress. McFalls was being held in the Polk County Jail Friday. He also has been charged with kidnapping by the Landrum Police Department. V. to receive home delivery, rl 4 1991, by noon.) wtlh thk oonltot, rtjtct on, unofficU tntij fcrrn, ana V.

ft -1 i Great Upstate JLIJl from math to literature have gotten their students involved in the schools' exchange of information, Russell said. Pam Barefoot, a Hillcrest Middle social studies teacher whose classes have been among the most active in the exchange, said teaching the Chinese students about life in Simpsonville has made her students more aware of what they "We don't want the Chinese to think our country is all bad," said Justin Theemling, a Hillcrest eighth-grader, adding that a package the Chinese students sent made reference to all the big-city crime that U.S. students must have. Justin and many of Mrs. Bare-foot's other students are preparing a video tape and scrapbooks Taylors, like a lot of other people, had family members in the parade.

A parade veteran of seven years, the Edwards' 10-year-old daughter, Johnna, was marching with her dance class, and her mom was prepared to catch it all on film. "It was a pretty good crowd a lot of young people and families," said Greenville Police Capt. Don Belue. "We attribute that to real good weather today." Civic and church groups, businesses and schools sponsored festive floats decorated in red, green, royal blue and gold. "I'm amazed at all the entries," said Deborah Ford of Clemson.

Mrs. Ford brought daughter Elizabeth, 10, and son Lee, 6, to view their first Greenville Christmas parade. "It helps you get in the Christmas spirit," the mother said, adding that after the parade, late 1980s, and it's never shown any real signs of recovery," Simpson said. Dunlop Slazenger, based in the United Kingdom, has four other tennis ball plants in Europe and the Far East and will continue to supply balls to the North American market through its Racket Division based in Greenville. The company plans to expand a tennis ball plant in the Philippines, Simpson said.

"We will almost certainly be expanding on a long-term basis to supply a large quantity from the Far East, and that means supplying Europe as well as North America," he said. The American Tennis Industry Federation, drawing on research by the National Sporting Goods Association, says the high point for tennis ball sales was 1977, when 57 million cans of tennis balls were sold. At three balls per can, that's 171 million balls. REVIEW comes a mixed chorus of great beauty. The subtle gradations and overriding delicacy of their singing, the exquisite shaping of melodic line and smooth blending of voices was seductive indeed.

Surely the spiritual life can be said to be as seductive as the pro-' fane. Next was the Misericordia, a soprano solo, and the first of three sung ravishingly, radiantly by Mia Douglas. Although director Bingham Vick expressed reservations with the third and fifth sections, they went by with an ease and fluency that belied any difficulty. And Vick proved to be a conductor of utmost sensitivity and elegance. Could there be a more splendid, Dunlop tennis ball plant to close Clue: If you're looking for hidden treasure, you found the right place.

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Southern Bell won most original float with an entry featuring small children feeding long Christmas wish lists into a fax machine. The best use of theme award went to Mountain Creek Baptist Church for a float with people linking hands around a globe, symbolizing the "Peace on Earth" theme. The winning entries received trophies, officials said. But sales quickly dropped to 47 million cans in 1978, and the estimate for 1991 is 40 million cans. Dollar revenues, however, have remained relatively stable throughout these periods.

"Tennis was a very fashionable sport in the late 1970s," Simpson said. "It really had a tremendous and quite extraordinary boom." "Other competitive activities took their toll on the number of tennis participants. While some sports, ike golf in particular, since that period have continued to grow at an extraordinary and consistent rate, tennis, unfortunately, was never able to sustain that high point," he said. The Hartwell facility opened in 1968 as a golf ball plant and converted to tennis balls in 1972. Penn and Wilson are Dunlop Slazenger's major competitors in the tennis ball market.

Wilson Sporting Goods has a tennis ball plant in Fountain Inn. performance deeply moving and heartening way to usher in the holidays? This was without doubt the single most thrilling new piece of music Greenville has heard all year. After intermission, the Wade Hampton Singers, directed by Warren Martin, took over, looking smart in tuxedos and ruby red gowns and singing with remarkable precision and skill. Most impressive was how close they kept to national styles, evident in two Spanish songs but most winsome in a Jamaican carol. Six more carols followed, richly orchestrated by Rutter and sung by the Chorale, Wade Hampton Singers and the audience.

What the audience might have lacked in finesse was made up in esprit de corps. The accompaniment here was by Michael Rice. The Hartwell, plant's closing will cause 132 jobs to be lost. By Robert Travis Scott News business editor Citing a decline in the number of people playing tennis, Dunlop Slazenger North American headquarters in Greenville announced it will close its Hart-well, tennis ball plant at a loss of 132 jobs. 'After the plant closes on Feb.

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By Blake A. Samson News arts writer The Greenville Chorale's Family Christmas Concert at McAlis-ter Auditorium Friday was grand, virtually spellbinding from start to finish with John Rutter's newly released "Magnificat." The Chorale Orchestra drove the score home with vigorous playing, and this was easily the most refined and bold performance this year from the chorale. Its tenderest, most delicate singing came in the medieval poem "Of a Rose" incorporated into the hymn of praise. Here the music turns soft and sweet, with zephyr-like tunes and a choral halo spread over the whole. The third movement is no less glorious, topped by a Sanctus for female voices, which then be- tmrm On rht to oorrarJ tnafrephkol imn oonnttom 1 Vu Onto Wno-JVofe Cmm 1.

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