March 2005 Archives

March 26, 2005

Tuttle Middle School cheerleaders win national and state titles

Sarah Lail is one of 17 members of the cheerleader squad from Tuddle Middle that won a national championship in cheering and their fifth state title in six years.

See the Charlotte Observer article.

Lynn Lail against local option state lottery bill

Lynn Lail believes if North Carolina wants a lottery, it should be statewide, not in select counties.

The Catawba County commissioner is against a bill now in the General Assembly that would allow residents in each county to vote on whether to participate in a state-run lottery.

See full story in the Hickory Daily Record

Noted and Quoted: June Lail

“All of you kids will be successful in life if you are able to steer away from drugs, to steer away from people who sell drugs,” Boiling Springs Elementary Principal June Lail said.

June Lail was speaking Thursday, March 24, 2005, at a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE program) graduation.

Peebles CEO Randy Lail

Peebles, a Virginia-based clothing retailer, will open its first Connecticut store in Waterbury.

"That's the kind of place we like to be," Randy Lail, chief operating officer for Peebles was quoted as saying in the Waterbury Republican-American on Friday, March 25, 2005.

Earlier in the week, he announced a new store in Troy, AL.

Peebles has some 140 odd stores and a distribution center in Knoxville, TN, nad South Hill, VA.

March 7, 2005

The fruits of burrowing

Jon Lail of Lail Design is quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about people in California's Napa Valley expanding their homes with caves in the hillsides.

"If you live in a residence backed up into a hill or mountain, a cave makes all the sense in the world," said Jon Lail, of Lail Design Group, architects noted for building area wineries.
"They're perfect for wine, which needs cool storage, no light, and a certain amount of moisture in the air." And, Lail adds, cutting a cave in the earth is a one-time expense. Also, caves require minimum maintenance, power and cooling.

March 6, 2005

Teacher inspires reading

A story on Wanda Lail Huffman in The News Herald in Morganton, NC.

Huffman, who had been a teacher at Hildebran Elementary since 1969, died of breast cancer in 2004.

Because of her dedication to the students, and her love for reading, the school decided to dedicate a corner of the library in her memory.

50 is the new 30

Cindy Lail, 50, is featured in a Palm Beach Post article titled "Forever-young Baby Boomers finding 50 is the new 30."

Cindy Lail, 50, who has a 15-year-old daughter, is going back to college to get a degree and study Spanish. "I'm evaluating my life and trying to figure out which way I want to head," she said. "Pursuing your dreams is a lifelong activity."

You go girl.

March 1, 2005

Moms stage own show

Katie Lail has gotten written up in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday for her Oscar's party.

"I've got a houseful of men," said hostess Katie Lail, mother of three boys. "This is my ladies' night."