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New Trier Hall of Fame, Rumsfeld In, Emanuel Out
Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 12/02/2010 8:59:46 AM PST by PBRCat

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, actor Rainn Wilson and ex-Playboy executive Christie Hefner are among the entering class in New Trier Township High School's alumni Hall of Honor awards.

Among those not making the cut were actress Ann-Margaret and Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel.

The honorees were said to embody the Winnetka school's mission "to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion and lives to the service of humanity."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: emanuel; fame; illinois; newtrier; rahm; rummy; rumsfeld
Emanuel, the long time suburbanite, was denied by recognition by his North Shore neighbors.

Maybe if he had stuck with his ballet lessons and stayed out of politics, he would have been more politely received.

1 posted on 12/02/2010 8:59:47 AM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

My Alma Mater. Great school, not so great kids of the well-to-do.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 9:01:47 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: PBRCat

How could they not let Ann-Margaret in???


3 posted on 12/02/2010 9:02:50 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you would be worse than grabbing your balls!)
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To: PBRCat

I guess John Stossel didn’t make it.


4 posted on 12/02/2010 9:05:55 AM PST by Inyokern
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To: PBRCat

They picked Rainn Wilson but not Ann-Margret?

Dummies!


5 posted on 12/02/2010 9:06:46 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: Nachum

Charlton Heston went there, right?


6 posted on 12/02/2010 9:08:52 AM PST by Inyokern
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To: Inyokern
Charlton Heston went there, right?

Yes, and Ann Margeret too. We do have some great Alums. :)

7 posted on 12/02/2010 9:10:19 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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As a lifelong Chicagoan, how did Rahm manage to attend New Trier High School, it is not part of the CPS is it? It seems to quite distant from Chicago’s Albany Park.


8 posted on 12/02/2010 9:14:10 AM PST by PBRCat
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To: Mr. K

“How could they not let Ann-Margaret in???”

And they chose Christie Hefner instead?


9 posted on 12/02/2010 9:16:48 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: PBRCat

There were a number of kids I knew from my time there whose parents specifically moved into the area so the kids could attend there. At that time the school was divided in into two parts, East and West. I think he was at New Trier West.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 9:16:48 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Mr. K
How could they not let Ann-Margaret in???

Probably because she unselfishly gave of her time, beauty and talent to entertain the troops in Vietnam. It doesn't fit the lakefront liberal profile.

11 posted on 12/02/2010 9:27:19 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum
"Charlton Heston went there, right?"

"Yes, and Ann Margeret too. We do have some great Alums."

I remember way back in my days at NTHS in 50's watching an 8mm film of Shakespere's "Julius Caesar" made by Heston while he was a student there, using the columns at old Soldier Field for the set. Another grad was Roy Fitzgerald, who later changed his name to Rock Hudson. One time in junior English class, one of the girls came in late and blurted out "Rock Hudson just drove up outside in a Cadillac convertible!!" Every girl in the class jumped up and ran outside to see him.

12 posted on 12/02/2010 9:34:49 AM PST by Reo
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To: Don Corleone
"It doesn't fit the lakefront liberal profile. "

Don't think Rummy does, either.....

13 posted on 12/02/2010 9:36:50 AM PST by Reo
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To: PBRCat

re Ann-Margaret...

rules. please... ( : >)


14 posted on 12/02/2010 9:46:57 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Reo

Great story!


15 posted on 12/02/2010 9:53:27 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: PBRCat

Emanuel grew up in the suburb of Wilmette, on Ramona Road, a VERY wealthy area. He probably had no connection to Chicago other than the household help lived there.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 9:55:17 AM PST by Inyokern
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To: Reo
The rear gate of the 25th ID, Cu Chi Base Camp was nick-named the Ann Margaret Gate ... I'm sure due to the 2 LARGE mounds located just outside the wire. That's where you did your 'gut check' on night ambush patrols ... anything past those mounds was 'No Mans Land'.

Ann Margaret was a beloved lady to the 25th Inf.Div. Grunts. I think she must have arrived with Bob Hope prior to Chistmas '67... that was the year Raquel came to dance with wild abandon in her short, short knit mini-skirt. I've still got the 8x10 glossy to prove it.

None of us will ever forget that day. God Bless them all, and the USO, for caring enough to show up.

17 posted on 12/02/2010 10:11:37 AM PST by CIBvet (So how's all this FAST TRACKED - FREE TRADE workin' out for you so far, Comrade Job-Seekers ?)
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To: BigBobber

Possibly just snobs rather than dummies. When Ann Margret Olsen (as she was then known) attended New Trier, the fact that she lived with her mom in the back of a funeral home tainted her with a “wrong side of the tracks” reputation. By the time I met her at Northwestern University, no one cared where she came from; her talent was too blindingly obvious. She was also one of the sweetest and most gracious of the many beautiful young women on campus.

Incidentally, one of her sorority sisters later married Rich (later “Dick” for PC reasons) Gephardt.


18 posted on 12/02/2010 10:26:06 AM PST by earglasses (I was blind, and now I hear...)
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To: Mr. K; PBRCat

I agree with Mr. K, Ann-Margaret being excluded is unbelieveable.


19 posted on 12/02/2010 10:37:54 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: PBRCat; Nachum
As a lifelong Chicagoan, how did Rahm manage to attend New Trier High School, it is not part of the CPS is it? It seems to quite distant from Chicago’s Albany Park.

He had a condo in Highland park. Of course, he had it on long-term lease to a friend, but he didn't tell them about that.

≤}B^)

20 posted on 12/02/2010 11:31:55 AM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: Yehuda

21 posted on 12/02/2010 11:46:31 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

22 posted on 12/02/2010 2:04:10 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Inyokern
Charlton Heston went there, right?

Yes. According to school lore he was suspended for riding a motorcycle through the hall and into the swimming pool, which is generally considered his first attempt at parting a large body of water.

23 posted on 12/02/2010 2:08:17 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Inyokern
Emanuel grew up in the suburb of Wilmette, on Ramona Road, a VERY wealthy area. He probably had no connection to Chicago other than the household help lived there.

It's Romona Road, and that's west Wilmette. Upper middle class but not a particularly wealthy area. Not compared to Wilmette east of Greenbay.

24 posted on 12/02/2010 2:11:40 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Mr. K
How could they not let Ann-Margaret in???

How could they not choose me? Class of 1970-something.

25 posted on 12/02/2010 2:13:13 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
It's Romona Road, and that's west Wilmette. Upper middle class but not a particularly wealthy area. Not compared to Wilmette east of Greenbay.

Admittedly it is not Sheridan Road but houses on Romona go for over a million bucks.

26 posted on 12/02/2010 4:15:16 PM PST by Inyokern
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