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12-27-07 Dr. Chalmer Chastain Dies (Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland, TN) Noted Cleveland physician, community volunteer, sportsman and author Dr. Chalmer Chastain Jr., 83, died Wednesday at the family residence. He maintained his practice in Cleveland for 51 years, retiring two years ago...The son of the late Elma Fitch Chastain and Chalmer Chastain Sr., Dr. Chastain graduated from high school in Paris, Tenn. He received a two-year degree from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale and a four-year degree from Atlantic Union College. Dr. Chastain received his master’s degree in biology from Walla Walla College in Washington state. He served a one-year residency in Roanoke, Va., following graduation from the UT Medical School in Memphis. The Cleveland physician was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He authored two novels, “The Revenge of Coil Collins” and “Coil Collins Returns.” Full Story Back to Top
12-24-07 Dr. Hollace Chastain Says Diamondback 360 Needs More Study (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN) “I don’t think it’s something that’s going to be entering into mainstream use until there’s more data and randomized studies,” said Dr. Hollace Chastain, an interventional cardiologist with Fort Wayne Cardiology. Chastain’s primary hub is Parkview Hospital, but he also rotates at Lutheran Hospital. He first learned about the Diamondback 360 at a conference last year but doesn’t expect it to soon supplant what he characterizes as more tried-and-true methods. Those include balloons and stents – a woven wire-fence-like device used to hold open blood vessels. Still, he sees a potential niche for the device. Full Story Back to Top
10-17-07 President Cathy Chastain Receives $893,485 Check for Humane Society (Mount Shasta Herald - Mt. Shasta, CA) A dream of building a new animal shelter is closer to reality thanks to an $893,485 check that was presented to Siskiyou Humane Society board president Cathy Chastain...part of a bequest from Virginia Girard who had been a long time Yreka resident...Chastain said the Girard bequest is a major step toward a new shelter, but that there is a long way to go. “It's going to take a lot of money and a lot of planning,” she said. Because the Girard bequest is being set aside solely for a new home for the many dogs and cats that are homeless, Chastain said there is still a major need for donations. Full Story Back to Top
10-17-07 Music Professor Terry Chasteen Opposes Church Split (Macomb Daily Journal - Macomb, IL) The Quincy Diocese spans most of Western Illinois, from Moline and Rock Island down to Quincy and across Peoria to the Illinois River. The Synod is an annual gathering of bishops, clerical delegates and lay delegates elected by church parishioners in the Diocese. This weekend, those attending will be voting on a resolution to withdraw all parish churches and missions from any legal relationship or oversight of the Protstant Episcopal Church USA, and affiliate instead with a foreign province of the Anglican Church...Terry Chasteen professor of music at Western Illinois University, has been attending St. George's since moving to Macomb in 2000. He said his views are such that he hopes the diocese becomes more inclusive, not exclusive. in regard to issues of homosexuality and promotion of women to positions of authority. But whatever the outcome, he doubts that the basic day-to-day operation of St. George's will be much affected. " I would hope that (withdrawing) wouldn't be the outcome of the synod," Chasteen said. "But, as a parishioner at St. George's, I feel like our church family will not change much, that our Father will do his best to keep the church in line with policy." Full Story Back to Top
09-21-07 Performer Wayne Chasteen to Sing at Revival (Salem Times Commoner - IL) Sunday morning, September 23, at 10:40 a.m., Pastor Will Bynum and the Bethel Baptist Church's (in rural Odin) congregation will begin their Revival with one of the hottest group on the gospel circuit, Rhyme and Reason. This mixed trio is based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Members include Mary McKinley, Shawn Pope, and Wayne Chasteen...They will perform all of the worship service, including the music, which is blended of Southern, inspirational, and light contemporary. Full Story Back to Top
08-23-07 Aretha Franklin Cancels Date at Chastain Park Due to Heat (United Press International - USA) In announcing the cancellation of her appearance at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Franklin's publicist said in a statement the Queen of Soul had difficulty finishing her last two concerts in 80-degree temps, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Thursday. Hopefully we can reschedule and my sincerest apologies to Chastain Park and the fans in Atlanta," the statement read. "I hope to see you soon." Full Story Back to Top
08-15-07 Historic Kastania Ranch Remembered (Petaluma Argus-Courier - Petaluma, CA) The 168-acre parcel was originally owned by Daniel G. Heald, a farmer and dairyman who acquired the land from a government grant in 1857. James Sorensen purchased it from Heald in 1886 and named it Kastania, using the Scandinavian spelling, after the Castanea, a large, spreading chestnut tree that’s abundant in Denmark...Across the road from the ranch sits the picturesque Kastania Winery, owned by Hoot and Linda Smith, on property that’s been in the Smith family since the 1860s. Full Story Back to Top
07-31-07 Chris Chastain Discovers Possible Plant Fuel Source (Minnesota Public Radio - Saint Paul, MN) It's been getting a lot of attention as a potential source for cellulosic ethanol. It turns out that in the plant world, switchgrass has a distinct advantage. It's one of a few plants that have evolved a sort of turbocharged photosynthesis, called C4 by biologists. "It's C4 country right here," says Chris Chastain. "Where the corn belt is, that's where the tallgrass prairie was, that's C4 country. Corn is also C4." There's no switchgrass in Chris Chastain's lab at Minnesota State University in Moorhead. But there's an enzyme growing in a petri dish that might be a key to regulating plant growth...That's where Chris Chastain's discovery comes in. He calls it finding a unicorn. "We found something nobody's seen before. We matched it against all other known genes that have been cloned. There's nothing like it," says Chastain. The gene tells the plant to create certain enzymes, which appear to act as the accelerator on the plant engine. C4 plants store carbon dioxide in tiny pressurized chambers in the leaves. When there's bright sunlight, the enzyme feeds that pressurized CO2 into the engine, producing more sugar, which fuels more aggressive plant growth. Chris Chastain says C4 plants can put out twice as much energy as other plants. Full Story Back to Top
07-14-07 Vernon Chesteen Involved With Johnny Cash Jail Story (The Commercial Dispatch - Columbus, MS) Johnny Cash: “I'm Johnny Cash.” Starkville Police Officer L.H. White: “Yea, and I'm Dwight Eisenhower; you're under arrest.” The above exchange, or one very similar to it, took place in Starkville around 5 o'clock on the morning of May 11, 1965...Stories vary as to what Cash was doing out drunk on the streets of Starkville in the predawn dark. One possibility says Robbie Ward, a former newspaper reporter who has done exhaustive research on the Starkville incident, is that he was trying to make up after a spat with June Carter, who was in his band. He was picking flowers when he was apprehended; perhaps he was gathering Carter a bouquet of flowers as a peace offering. Instead, the singer/songwriter ended up in the drunk tank with a young teenager named Robert Lee “Smokey” Evans...Cash and his band were staying at the Derby Motel, now the University Inn. When Starkville police called the motel, owner Vernon Chesteen knocked on the door of June Carter's room. Carter assured Chesteen that Cash was in his room, but when they checked, all they found was an empty room with an open window. Full Story Back to Top
07-05-07 Ellen Chastain Works to Keep Young People from Leaving Lakeland (MyFox Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay, FL) The Lakeland Economic Development Council is...launching a new campaign called "Y Lakeland." Its goal is to keep recent college graduates from moving elsewhere. "We want them to see this is a thriving place economically," said Cat Tobin, the coordinator of Y Lakeland. "They don't have to look to the Orlando market. They don't have to look to Tampa."...Ellen Chastain, who is 25-years-old, helps put the series together. She and her husband lived in Lakeland, moved away, and came back. They like Lakeland's homey feeling. "You can get involved with the community here a lot easier than you can in a bigger city," Chastain told FOX 13. Full Story Back to Top
07-01-07 Tribal Leader Robert Chastain Buries Thousand Year Old Native American Remains (St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, FL) About 200 people gathered at the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History on Saturday morning for an event a millennium in the making...spectators watched, transfixed, as the remains of a Tocobaga Indian were carried out on a shroud-covered cedar board. They surged forward when prayers spoken in Cherokee were offered up, and members of the Spirit People Intertribal Family used shells to scoop up dirt and pour it on the fresh grave..."He has gone home, " said tribal leader Robert Chastain...Chastain, a member of the Reedy River Indian Community in South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, said he hoped the ceremony opened people's eyes about respecting other cultures. "Our burial is usually done very privately and very quietly, " Chastain said. "It's always a good day when you can put an ancestor back." Full Story Back to Top
06-16-07 Todd Chastain Promotes Cinema Under the Stars ( - USA) Darlington Forever Inc. is presenting Cinema under the Stars, located at the Old School Park. The event is a fundraiser for Darlington's Old Fashion Days. The feature show will be "Dreamer." The movie will be shown on a 12-by-17-foot screen. There will be a mini feature of "The Little Rascals" before the show. "It is going to be like a drive in," said Todd Chastain, one of the organizers of the event. Chastain said that while viewers will drive their cars to the park, they will watch the movie outside, under the stars. "People will need to bring in lawn chairs and blankets to sit on," Chastain said. Chastain said that the park concession stand will be open for snack purchases. Full Story Back to Top
06-09-07 Susan Chastain to Perform (Gaylord Herald Times - Gaylord, MI) The “Friends of Music” series welcomes The Paul Keller Jazz Trio featuring vocalist Susan Chastain on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lakes of the North clubhouse, located 18 miles southwest of Gaylord. Lakes of the North, “Friends of Music,” is kicking off its 25th season of summer programs...Owner of the Fire Fly Club in Ann Arbor, Susan Chastain has been performing since the age of 3, singing along with Patti Page records on the jukebox at her mother’s club in Oklawaha, Fla. In her rich alto voice, she sings an array of classical and obscure tunes from “The Great American Songbook.” Full Story Back to Top
06-01-07 Diane Shasteen Describes Cleanup of Illegal Dumps (WSIL TV - Carterville, IL) Areas of southern Illinois are getting a make-over. It's part of a statewide program to remove illegal dumping sites..."We've done 60 clean-ups since last September and 30 here in southern Illinois" says environmental specialist Diane Shasteen. E.P.A. workers are removing garbage, loading it on a truck, and taking it to a land-fill. "We do recycle what we can."...Shasteen says part of the problem is that southern Illinois doesn't have many land-fills. However, she says all towns offer trash service, and people need to be aware there are better ways to dispose of their garbage. Full Story Back to Top
05-24-07 Classic Chastain Tickets Now On Sale (Duluth Weekly - Duluth, GA) Single tickets for the longest running summer concert series in Atlanta, the 34th annual Classic Chastain concert series, will be available to the public Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at and at all TickeMaster outlets. Scheduled performers for the 34th Classic Chastain concert series include: Morrissey, Natalie Cole with the ASO; Steve Miller Band; Travis Tritt; Clay Aiken with the ASO; B52’s; Rick Springfield, Eddie Money and Scandal; India.Arie and Dave Koz; Vince Gill & Amy Grant and friends; LeAnne Rimes; The Four Tops and The Spinners; David Sanborn & Tower of Power; The Rippington's; Maurice and the Zodiacs; Brenda Lee; Hootie & the Blowfish; Wynonna Judd; Bob Weir & Ratdog; O.A.R; and Peter, Paul & Mary. 2007 Classic Chastain will also host Gospel Goes Classical with Juanita Bynum and Byron Cage with the ASO; Hippiefest with the Turtles, Rascals, The Zombies, Mitch Ryder and more; and the Solid Gold Dance Party featuring the Village People. Full Story Back to Top
05-17-07 2007 Classic Chastain Announces Its Summer Concert Series (Atlanta Daily World - Atlanta, GA) Full series subscriptions for the 2007 Classic Chastain summer concert series are available through the ASO Season Ticket Office (1280 Peachtree Street at 15th St) at 404-733-4800 and Five subscription packages are also available for purchase for the 2007 Classic Chastain concert series beginning Friday, March 23. Single tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 25. All Classic Chastain proceeds directly support the ASO's arts, educational and community enrichment programs both in Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia. Classic Chastain and the ASO are not associated with Clear Channel Entertainment concerts. Visit for updates, additional information, directions, parking, ticket information and more. Full Story Back to Top
05-03-07 Terry Chasteen Joins Choir as Professional Tenor (The Register-Mail - Galesburg, IL) The Galesburg Community Chorus will conclude its 62nd season in grand style with Beethoven's Mass in C at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Central Congregational Church...The choirs will be joined by four professional soloists from Illinois. Soprano Sarah Nicholas Price is a soloist from Bloomington and music instructor at both Knox College and Monmouth College. Elizabeth Anderson, mezzo-soprano, is a Chicago vocalist and chorus member for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Terry Chasteen, tenor, serves as an assistant professor of voice at Western Illinois University and will join the Community Chorus for the third time as a tenor soloist. Baritone Joshua Zink, a frequent performer for the University of Illinois Opera Theatre, completes the quartet of soloists. Full Story Back to Top
04-08-07 Sharon Chastain Attains Local Celebrity as Story Lady (Seattle Times - Seattle, WA) All eyes are focused on a woman wearing frog slippers at the front of the room. The anticipation is so intense, most of the 26 children, ages 8 months to 10 years, forget to blink. This is actually a small group for Sharon Chastain, "The Story Lady," at the Maple Valley Library. She faces the rapt children sitting on the floor in their pajamas...Tonight's theme is mischievous mice, and Chastain roars, hoots and has the kids shouting phrases from each book. Madison Hansen, almost 5, got the giggles during the always-popular "Sticky Bubble Gum" song but felt the real highlight of the evening was the mouse story, "Mother, Mother, I Want Another."...Chastain knows the name of nearly every kid in Maple Valley under the age of 12, and a good number of their parents. She remembers each kid's book preferences, too, and can always recommend an age-appropriate tale. After 10 years at the Maple Valley Library, she has become a local celebrity. Full Story Back to Top
03-25-07 Margaret Chastain American Pattern Glass Collection at Five Points Museum Center (Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland, TN) The Museum Center at Five Points is organizing an exhibition of selections from the Chastain Family American Pattern Glass Collection. The exhibition will be on view from March 30 through May 25. The exhibition will highlight selections from the more than 1,200 pieces of 19th-century American pattern glass donated by the Chastain Family of Cleveland to the Museum Center in 2006. The exhibition is sponsored by First Tennessee Bank...The pieces were collected over the past 65 years by Margaret Chastain. She began her collection at age 13 while living in her home state of New York. The Museum Center will hold a series of education programs to coincide with the exhibition. Full Story Back to Top
03-24-07 Amber Chasteen Family Mourns Loss of Dog in Pet Food Contamination Death (Tuscaloosa News (subscription) - Tuscaloosa, AL) The news about the source of the contamination Friday was little consolation to Amber Chasteen, whose 2-year-old Boston terrier Suzy-Lou died Tuesday night after eating cans of Old Roy dog food Chasteen had purchased in January from Wal-Mart. “It should not have happened," she said. “I started reading about it on the Internet after Suzy died, and I read that the company tested 50 dogs before they issued the recall and seven died. Why didn’t they tell anyone?" Chasteen said she started feeding her dog the food earlier this month, and Suzy became lethargic last week. By Sunday the dog was vomiting, so she took her to the vet Monday. “They said her liver and kidney functions were off the charts," Chasteen said. By Tuesday night, the dog was dead. Chasteen said her four children, all younger than 11, have been devastated. “We lost our best friend," she said. “My six-year-old cries herself to sleep at night." Full Story Back to Top
03-23-07 Pastor Gregg Chastain Moves Congregation to The Cinema (Sandy Post - Gresham, OR) On Feb. 18, Sandy’s Fellowship Bible Church moved its Sunday services from 5 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church to 9 a.m. at the cinema, a switch that Senior Pastor Gregg Chastain says holds a lot of promise for the 25-year-old church. “This (new facility) puts us in a place where we can actually grow,” said Chastain. “I think lots of people are just happy to be meeting in the morning again.” For just under $300 a month, the church has full run of the cinema, taking over two theater auditoriums. The main service meets in Theater 8, which has more than 80 seats. Sunday school for children is held in a 40-seat theater, and younger tykes ages 2 to 5 have a special space in the hallway between the theaters. Full Story Back to Top
03-23-07 Rev. Gordon Chastain Returns to St. George’s (Terre Haute Tribune Star - Terre Haute, IN) St. George’s always is pleased to welcome back the Rev. Gordon Chastain to our “friendly little church on the hill.” Chastain, who retired from All Saints Episcopal Church in Indianapolis in 2001, will lead the Christian Education/Confirmation session and Holy Eucharist. Chastain’s Christian Education/Confirmation topic will be “Baptism.” This session runs from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in Taylor Hall. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, begins at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Chastain, who graduated from DePauw University and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, was ordained in 1962 and has served parishes in Lebanon, Carmel, Zionsville, Greencastle and Indianapolis. He has served as executive director of the Damien Center (HIV/AIDS service center) in Indianapolis and has been director of several Marion County and Indiana State boards of health programs. Full Story Back to Top
03-15-07 Salvation Army's Maj. Jack Chastain Relates Story of Special Bicycle (Greenville Daily Reflector - Greenville, NC) "It was something of personal interest to the staff and advisory board," said Maj. Jack Chastain, the organization's director of community resources. Choate's mother, Valerie Choate, requested the bicycle from The Salvation Army at Christmastime, but discovered the unusual model would have to be ordered. The fire engine-red bicycle arrived last week, and SA Capt. Robbie Robbins presented the gift to the joyous girl Wednesday morning during a 20-minute event at the organization's site on Dickinson Avenue. "Her smile told the whole story," Chastain recalled Wednesday afternoon. Choate — who according to Chastain has muscular dystrophy and autism — needed the $700, three-wheel model because she can't balance traditional two-wheel bicycles...Chastain, 72, who has worked for The Salvation Army for 46 years, hasn't seen another request quite like this one, he said. Full Story Back to Top
03-04-07 Craig Chastain Brings Christian Rock to Tampa (St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, FL) Who said Christians don't rock?...Seaver, Handley and thousands of others gathered at the Raymond James Stadium grounds for "Great music & Good News" Dozens of local businesses and 550 area churches helped fund the it, said festival spokesman Craig Chastain, and 10,000 volunteers helped man it. "We only do two or three a year in the U.S. and we've been working on this one in Tampa for close to three years," he said...Palau's ministry morphed from a crusade model patterned after Billy Graham, which usually has a speaker and a choir in a contained setting, to the festival model where Palau addresses the audience but also has extreme sports and contemporary music, said Chastain. "We want to do as Jesus did; go where the people are and reach them face to face," Chastain said. Full Story Back to Top
02-20-07 Carter Chastain Has Major Part in New Play (San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco, CA) Big Death & Little Death: Comedy. By Mickey Birnbaum. Directed by Sean Daniels...Much of the action alternates between the barren home life of confused, disaffected Gary (Carter Chastain) and his hormones-raging little sister, Kristi (Mandy Goldstone), and flashbacks to the fatal family car ride home after picking up Dad (Lawrence Radecker) at the airport. The problem isn't just that Dad is shell-shocked (not from the current Iraq war but the previous one), but that Mom (Michele Leavy) is compulsively relating the sexual adventures she's had in his absence in comically explicit detail. Full Story Back to Top
01-18-07 Dr. Chalmer and Margaret Chastain Donate American Pattern Glass to Museum (Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland, TN) Dr. Chalmer and Margaret Chastain announced Tuesday the donation of more than 1,200 pieces of American pattern glass to the Museum Center at Five Points. Dr. Chastain said the museum now holds a unique collection of American pattern glass, which he called a special type of glass and gives the local museum a unique niche. “They would have probably the largest display of any museum in America of just American pattern glass only,” he said. Museum curator Lolly Bekkevold said, “This is a very significant donation.” Full Story Back to Top
01-13-07 Ed Chasteen Distributes Free Book at ML King Celebration (Kansas City Star - MO) For the 22nd year, hundreds of Liberty and Northland residents will gather on the William Jewell College campus to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The free event begins at 10 a.m. Monday inside the John Gano Memorial Chapel...“By canceling the day’s classes, our students have the chance to participate in the many events on campus and reflect on the values and courage Dr. King stood for,” said Andrew Pratt, dean of the chapel and vice president for religious ministries...Ed Chasteen, a founder of HateBusters, a national organization dedicated to ending racially motivated hate, will distribute free copies of his book, How To Like People Who Are Not Like You.">Full Story Back to Top
12-15-06 Jim Chastain Hosts Al Gore Documentary (All Headline News - ) More than 27,000 people in about 1,800 living rooms throughout the country will watch former Vice President Al Gore's documentary on global warming Dec. 16. The event, hosted by Gore and MoveOn, will feature the film "The Inconvenient Truth." At 9 p.m. there will be a computer and conference call presentation by Gore, with a live Q&A. "This is bigger than any of the 2006 election parties," said Jim Chastain, who is hosting 12 people in his Sarasota, Fla. Condo. Chastain said after the movie and call, everyone will fill out postcards with a personal message to each Senator and Congress representative, urging them to address the problem of global warming. Full Story Back to Top
12-12-06 Harrison Chastang an Important Voice in San Francisco (Beyond Chron - San Francisco, CA) If you examine the stories making news in San Francisco’s African-American communities, and those covered by the Chronicle and other mainstream media, the disconnect is startling. The black perspective on San Francisco has almost disappeared from most local media, which is why Harrison Chastang’s reporting on KPOO radio is so crucial. In 2006, Chastang noted the disparate treatment between the proposed ban on beer and wine for the free North Beach Jazz Festival while outdoor consumption of alcohol was permitted for the upscale Black and White Ball. He may have been the only writer to recognize that the North Beach event is one of the few outdoor music events in the city promoted by an African-American, and who raised troubling questions about how the city was treating the event. Chastang also questioned the absence of elected officials (other than Mirkarimi and Adachi) from a large anti-Redevelopment rally held on the steps of City Hall on October 16. Noting the event occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Million Man March, Chastang discussed this absence of local politicians as part of the larger context of the steep and continuing decline in San Francisco’s African-American population. Full Story Back to Top
12-09-06 Jim Chastain Publishes New Book of Poetry ( (subscription) - Oklahoma City, OK) "Like Some First Human Being,” a collection of his poetry released this week. The Norman author, film critic and Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals attorney will celebrate the book and his birthday Sunday at the Performing Arts Studio’s Second Sunday Poetry Reading. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Norman Depot, 200 S Jones Ave. Chastain said he decided to compile some of his favorite poems into a single volume because "the time was right.” He had been asked to be on the state poet laureate selection committee, and he had read his poems at the Oklahoma Arts Festival and the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Full Story Back to Top
12-02-06 Jim Chastain Writes Cancer Book (Norman Transcript - Norman, OK) The long-time Norman resident, film critic and attorney for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, lost his arm to malignant fibrous hystiocytoma, a soft tissue sarcoma that attacked the triceps muscle of his right arm. He was 37 years old when he was diagnosed in 2001. And Chastain went looking for books. He found them too...What he didn’t find was a voice out there in the cancer books that spoke to the common person who lives with cancer, who loves someone with cancer or maybe just knows someone with cancer. So the prolific entertainment writer and poet since the age of 15 wrote one — a slim volume that’s searingly funny, poignant and honest, a memoir that grew out of e-mailed updates to friends and family. “I Survived Cancer, but Never Won the Tour de France,” is Chastain’s first book, published by Hawk Publishing Group. “This is a cancer book, but it’s not a cancer book. It’s a story of a family in crisis. It’s what could happen to anybody in any given situation if things go horribly wrong. And coming to grips that, yes, it all does end,” he says. Full Story Back to Top
11-15-06 Ed Chasteen Receives Award at Religions Luncheon (Kansas City Star - MO) The awards luncheon at the Westin Crown Center hotel was put on by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, a group that works to promote education about all religious traditions in Kansas City. “It was a great opportunity for over 700 people to participate and experience diversity in our interfaith community,” said Mahnaz Shabbir, one of the event organizers. Before lunch, leaders of the 15 religions represented in the council each said a prayer representing their faith. The religions were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Paganism, Sikhism, Orthodox, Sufism, Unitarian Universalism, Vedantism and Zoroastrianism...Ed Chasteen, founder of Hatebusters, a national organization dedicated to ending racially or religiously motivated hate, also received an award. “For years he has been relentless in creating an environment where people are tolerant of one another,” said Shabbir. Full Story Back to Top
11-13-06 Chris Chastain Faces Problems with Medical Marijuana (Seattle Post Intelligencer) The 44-year-old Lewis County woman has been authorized to provide the potent herb to her son, Chris Chastain, a 27-year-old paraplegic. Yet despite a state law permitting use of marijuana in certain medical cases -- as well as permission from two doctors -- DeBow was charged with manufacture of a controlled substance in August and faced up to five years in prison...DeBow's ordeal began Thanksgiving weekend 2001, when her son, then 22, was in a car that crashed into another on a rainy road and was then run over by a semi. His resulting injuries left the one-time athlete unable to move, speak or feed himself for months. DeBow quit her job as a trucker to spend every day at Chastain's side, doling out dozens of prescription painkillers, muscle relaxants and anti-spasmodics as he became increasingly depressed. After six months, without appetite and down to a wraithlike weight, Chastain asked his mother to inquire about marijuana. A physician and researcher at the University of Washington authorized him to use it a few months later. "Medical marijuana saved our lives," DeBow said. "It helps Chris sleep. It helps him with shakes so he can feed himself. It made it so that he could cope, and when he copes better, we all cope better." Full Story Back to Top
11-06-06 Ford Chastain Leads Young Teen Band ( (subscription) - Oklahoma City, OK) He convinced his best friends, Troy Cheshier and Jay Harp, now ages 13 and 12, that they should start a band. The rest is rock and roll history...Now, they have a following of shrill-voiced screaming fans, mostly preteen girls, who bombard their Web site and with comments such as "You guys are the coolest band ever!" and "You. Guys. Rock. Hardcore..."Most of our songs are about girls," said Chastain, 12. But some of the songs he writes are more serious, such as "My Last Day." "When I wrote this song, I was writing about a guy who knew he was going to die," Chastain explains...wrote this song, I was writing about a guy who knew he was going to die," Chastain explains on the band's Web site, www.Refuje. com. "He loves a girl, but he wants to die because life is too hard for him. That's why it says, ‘My hope is strong, but my faith is weak.'"..."We just do shows because we really love to play music. We don't care about the money," Chastain said. "I have never thought about anything but music. I don't see myself doing anything else." Full Story Back to Top
10-26-06 Craig Chastain Credits Christian Skating as Cutting Edge Evangelism (Christian Post - USA) The 300 attendants at the event this year include long-time evangelists and a larger number of youth leaders, according to Palau's spokesperson Craig Chastain. Chastain attributes the growing involvement of youth leaders to the latest technique in youth outreach – young Christian skaters testifying of Jesus Christ on the half-pipe. Such ministries as the Livin It group goes around the nation performing live action skate demos at such events as the Luis Palau festivals. The unique outreach effort has been called the newest, hippest and largest means of evangelization. "We're encouraged by the growth and momentum that seems to be coming from youth ministries, in particular, who are interested in using new technologies and [tapping] into today's youth culture with things like action sports and the Internet," noted Chastain. Full Story Back to Top
10-09-06 Jessica Chastain to Star in "Jolene" (Dark Horizons - USA) Dermot Mulroney, Donald Sutherland, Michael Vartan and Denise Richards have joined the cast of Dan Ireland's "Jolene" says The Hollywood Reporter. The project is based on E.L. Doctorow's tale "Jolene: A Life," from the 2004 collection "Sweet Land Stories." It centers on a red-haired heroine (newcomer Jessica Chastain) whose cross-country adventures beginning at age 15 are tracked over the course of a decade. Full Story Back to Top
10-01-06 Director George Chastain Helps Eradicate Beach Vitex (Georgetown Times - Georgetown, SC) George Chastain, executive director of the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, was also taking part in the eradication day. He says this effort is very important to this beach. “Our goal for the beach on our portion of DeBordieu Island is to manage it as a natural area and that means that we are managing for native plants,” Chastain said. “Beach vitex, being a non-native aggressive plant, it out-competes our native plants.” He adds that there is still some question about whether beach vitex holds dunes together as well as native grasses and until those questions are answered, that is a major concern. Another major concern is the safety of sea turtles and their hatchlings. Full Story Back to Top
9-27-06 Tony Shasteen to Co-Produce New Rosario Dawson Movie (IGN - Brisbane, CA) O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce, the Image Comics series launched earlier this year, is headed to the big screen courtesy of Dimension Films. Per a report in today's Variety, the flick is planned as a starring vehicle for actress Rosario Dawson who co-created the comic with writer David Atchison and artist Tony Shasteen. Dawson co-wrote the issues and is graphically represented as the "star" of the series. Atchison and Shasteen will reportedly co-produce the movie. The actress will portray a NYC detective who discovers a gruesome and bizarre crime scene and is enlisted in a covert squad that uses black arts and mystical weaponry to hunt down and kill soul-sucking ghouls. Full Story Back to Top
9-21-06 Chastain Park Conservancy Plans Fundraiser ( - GA) Chastain Park Conservancy, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore, enhance, maintain and preserve Chastain Park, has announced plans to host its annual fundraising event Celebration for Preservation again this year. Scheduled for Saturday, November 4 at Chastain Park Amphitheater, the event will be a celebration of the history of the park, featuring dinner, music and a silent auction...Chastain Park is the largest park in the city of Atlanta. Its history as a park dates back to the late 1930’s when Commissioner Troy Chastain led his fellow commissioners and local business leaders in the park’s development. Full Story Back to Top
9-6-06? Zoo President and CEO Bob Chastain Shocked and Pleased with 3 Million Dollars in Gifts (KKTV 11 News - Colorado Springs, CO) The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is nearly 3 million dollars richer after 2 generous donations. One, from an anonymous donor was 1.46 million dollars, the biggest donation from an individual the zoo has ever received. The other is a gift the El Pomar Foundation which matched it dollar for dollar. The money will help fund the new Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit which is basically a tribute to Colorado's animal heritage. Mountain lions, moose, bald eagles-- all animals which for a time were close to or actually extinct in Colorado will be featured at the exhibit. "I am beyond belief excited," said Zoo President and CEO Bob Chastain. Chastain says he was shocked when the anonymous donor gave the nearly 1.5 million dollar donation. Full Story Back to Top
9-5-06 Joseph Chastain Loves Camaros (Times-Mail (subscription) - Bedford, IN) The Mustang and Camaro battle — as fierce as the mongoose and cobra — is what sparked General Motors to introduce Camaros in 1967. And soon the battle will be back on. The Camaro, out of production since 2002, GM hopes will again in 2009 race past Ford’s Mustang...For 19-year-old Joseph Chastain, owner of a 1998 Z28, power is important. But not at the expense of looks. “Oh he loves that car,” said Joseph’s mom, Lisa Brinkworth. “If somebody touches it, he’s right there with a cloth wiping it down.” The Bedford teenager, knowing the importance of one’s ride, shrugs off his mom’s comment. But he also understands the practicality of good car care. Delivering furniture to pay for the car and auto insurance, Chastain knows parts and repairs don’t come cheap. Nor will restorations if Chastain has it long enough...“I’d really like to have one of the new ones,” Chastain said. “Those things are awesome, but I’ll have to get a better job, where I can afford it.” Full Story Back to Top
9-2-06 Erin Chastain-Harris Encourages Involvement in Clean Up (Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX) Allen residents can make a difference in beautifying the city by picking up just three pieces of litter each this weekend..."Last year, only half of the schools participated, but this year all 18 schools are joining the effort. If everybody does just a little bit all together, we make such a big difference," said Erin Chastain-Harris, education specialist for the city. "The Picking Up America Day is not a huge, organized event; we are simply encouraging individuals to do their part."...Ms. Chastain-Harris said many of the schools are scheduling cleanups early next week. Full Story Back to Top
8-23-06 Dr. Curt Chastain Discusses Louisiana Men’s Health Conference (2TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge, LA) The annual Louisiana Men’s Health Conference continues to grow each year and is expected to attract more than 600 area men Saturday at the Pennington Biomedical Research Conference Center. “I think one of the attendees said it best when he said that, for many men, this has become their primary care doctor,” said Dr. Curt Chastain, director of the Louisiana Men’s Health Organization and the Lake Men’s Health Center. “Many of the men who attend the conference can’t or don’t have access to health care otherwise. “The purpose of the conference is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment, as well as to educate on health risks specific to men of different ages and races,” he said...“Men are much worse than women about taking care of their own personal health issues,” Chastain said. “They’re better about taking care of their cars than they are their own bodies. I think it’s an issue of giving up control. Men are told to ‘suck it up’ and they think going to the doctor is a sign of weakness. So, they don’t go until they’re having chest pains. Full Story Back to Top
8-12-06 Outside Dinner Tradition Continues at Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) "Check it out!" cries Mara Davis, the ebullient Dave FM deejay. She raises her arm, points her finger. "This is what I've been talking about." I follow the direction of her finger across the scene at Chastain Park Amphitheatre during the hour before a recent George Benson concert. She points across a vista of red-checked paper tablecloths and day lilies in teardrop vases; of purple gel votives and battery-powered face fans; of Publix deli party pinwheels and clustered champagne grapes; of stuffed shells and sushi and Chick-fil-A and cheese cubes; of magnums of Heidsieck & Co. Monopole champagne...Chastain patrons over their 33 years of attending concerts famously, some might say infamously, turned them into massive outdoor dinner parties...There is no denying the sheer theatrics that go into the art of table setting at Chastain. Full Story Back to Top
8-8-06 Columnist Comments on Elaborate Tables at Chastain Park (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) I went to a show at Chastain Park recently and was blown away by the effort people put into their tables. The candles, the flowers, the color coordination, the themes. Someone I talked to said she overheard Guster’s lead singer say it was “like a [expletive] dinner party.” He was right. One table had this whole Tiki thing going down, while another has silver and roses. What is the deal? I’d be very curious to hear from anyone who goes all out as well as any of you who have stories about over-the-top Chastain set ups you’ve seen. Full Story Back to Top
7-30-06 Ed Chasteen Distributes 'Human Family Reunions' Information at Local Reunion (Kansas City Star - MO) The event included food, artwork, travel brochures and other tidbits from about 25 countries...Lillie Owens, a member of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County Human Relations Commission, carefully studied some African-American-themed posters at one of the exhibits. “Because of the diversity in Wyandotte County, maybe this will give us a better understanding and appreciation of all the cultures,” she said. Any achievement along those lines would please Ed Chasteen, who began organizing Human Family Reunions in 1976, when he was a professor at William Jewell College in Liberty. At Saturday’s event he distributed information about the history of the reunions and HateBusters, a nonprofit organization founded by him and William Jewell students. “We all live within 25 minutes of each other, but we never get to know each other,” Chasteen said. Full Story Back to Top
7-30-06 Chastain Home for Gentlewomen Receives Final Check from Community Foundation (Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond, VA) Grants, totaling $210,000, represent the last installment from the foundation's Chastain Home Fund. The fund was created when the Chastain Home for Gentlewomen in Halifax presented the Community Foundation with a $1.03 million gift in 2003. The money was targeted at helping charitable organizations that assist elderly women in Halifax County. Full Story Back to Top
7-20-06 Dawson-Atchison-Shasteen Create New Comicbook--Photo of Shasteen ( - Round Rock, TX) Rosario Dawson, the butt-kicking babe from ''Sin City'' and a star of ''Clerks II,'' has gone geeky. On Thursday, the 27-year-old actress appeared at Comic-Con, the country's largest comic book convention, to discuss her foray into the genre. Dawson is the co-creator of ''The Occult Crimes Taskforce,'' a new comic book series that tells the story of the supernatural gone wild in New York City...Working with Atchison and artist Tony Shasteen, Dawson contributes story lines and character development to the four-book series that she hopes to see adapted into a film and video game. Full Story Back to Top
7-20-06 Tony Shasteen Illustrates New Occult Crimes Taskforce (comic Book Resources - USA) Illustrating "OST" is Tony Shasteen, who spoke extensively of his employment of photo-referencing in his artwork. Dawson explained she often poses with innumerable variations of smiles, expressions of anger, and things like broomsticks for images of her character holding a shotgun. Shasteen remarked had Rosario Dawson chosen not to be the model for Sylvia, he would have used his own wife, who is reportedly very jealous of the entire affair. The look of the series is very reminiscent of that of the films "Se7en" and "The Silence of the Lambs," a similarity Shasteen happily concedes: "I'm probably more influenced by film than by comics," he said. Full Story Back to Top
7-20-06 Margie Chastain Makes Recommendations for Pet Owners During the Hot Season ( Margie Chastain of Critter Crazy Pet Sitting Service, recommends pet owners keep their homes at the same comfortable, cool temperature all the time as they would if they were home with their pets. "Animals have fur. They can easily overheat," she said. "It's best to make sure that the animal is comfortable and that it has plenty of water and someone to look after them."...If your pet must stay outside, make sure it has plenty of shade, a source of fresh water -- Chastain recommends fresh running water -- and, perhaps, a child's swimming pool for both drinking and cooling off. Full Story Back to Top
7-10-06 Alyssa Chastine's Blouse and Capri Pants Outfit is a Hit at County Fair (The Marshall Democrat-News - Marshall, MO) The Saline County Fair commenced over the weekend under mostly fair skies and mild temperatures, getting off to a fine start...In the junior level event, grand champion in the "Clothes You Make" category was Jessie Gorrell, who modeled a dress she made, and the reserve champion was Alyssa Chastine, who modeled a blouse and capri pants she made...Alyssa Chastine won the "Special" category for her blouse and capri pants outfit. Full Story Back to Top
7-6-06 New Tony Shasteen Comic Book Series Released (comic Book Resources - USA) This Friday night, July 7th, at 6pm, please join us as we welcome David Atchison, Tony Shasteen, and Rosario Dawson. They will be signing copies of their new book OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE from Image Comics. This is the premeire issue of a series with art by Tony Shasteen, written and co-created by David Atchison and Rosario Dawson...Dawson is a native New Yorker, and best known for roles in SIN CITY, ALEXANDER, RENT, and the upcoming CLERKS II. Shasteen is best known for being from the same hometown as Rocketship co-owner Alex, not to mention his totally rad recent pin-up in THE GOON. Full Story Back to Top
6-20-06 Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield Director James Garvin Chastain Addresses Groundbreaking (Brookhaven Daily Leader - MS) Chastain spoke Monday as part of a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction for the center to be located on Brookman Drive Extension..."We want to be a good neighbor and provide a good service to your community," Chastain said. Additionally, the center will supply nearly 50 new jobs in the medical field for the area, Chastain said. Full Story Back to Top
6-19-06 Jessica Chastain Stars in Blackbeard (WFAA (subscription) - Dallas, TX) Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward, together on film for the first time since The Thorn Birds, play colorful supporting roles in this new pirate adventure. Angus Macfadyen (Alias ) has the title role of the ruthless buccaneer, with Mark Umbers as the British naval officer sent to the Caribbean to rid the islands of his kind. Jessica Chastain also stars. Full Story Back to Top
6-3-06? Loralee Chastain Helps Build Habitat Home in Beius, Romania (TCPalm - Jupiter, FL) Because of cerebral palsy, Loralee Chastain's left fingers won't move individually. So she caulks right-handed — as she did four years ago in helping build a Habitat for Humanity home for herself and an adopted son, Tim. Now the small 49-year-old woman is ready to work again, this time thousands of miles away in the southeastern European nation of Romania...The overseas trip is a first for Chastain — who worked a second job to pay for it... Chastain's helping others isn't new. She's a former foster mother who adopted three children of different races. Now two are grown. "They look different, but you diaper them the same and they all call you mom," said Chastian, who couldn't have children of her own. Full Story Back to Top
5-31-06 Andrea del Castagno and Other Renaissance Artists Debunk Da Vinci Code (Bloomberg - USA) At the heart of the movie -- transformed into a rather tacky PowerPoint-type demonstration -- remains a piece of art-historical bunkum. This is the moment at which the figure of St. John in Leonardo's ``Last Supper'' is revealed to be no male saint at all. With ``flowing red hair, delicate folded hands, and the hint of a bosom'' this was ``without doubt'' -- as the book fearlessly asserts -- ``female.''...consider Raphael's ``Crucifixion'' of 1502-3 in the National Gallery in London. It contains depictions of both Mary Magdalene and St. John, and for a moment, it is genuinely hard to work out which is which. As physical types, they are virtually identical. That ``flowing hair'' which seems such a clue to Sophie Neveu and Sir Leigh Teabing, was a young male fashion at the time. Raphael himself is wearing similar hippy locks in his ``Self Portrait'' of about 1506, while his St. Sebastian (Pinacoteca, Bergamo 1502-3) could be a female impersonator...Andrea del Castagno, who died in 1457, painted another ``Last Supper'' in the Refectory of Sant'Apollonia in Florence around 1450 (that is, decades before Leonardo produced his in the mid-1490s). Andrea also has a beardless, long-haired St. John, and he, too, paints the table set with little glass wine cups and no grail chalice -- a detail of Leonardo's picture that Sir Leigh regards as amazingly suspicious. Full Story Back to Top
5-30-06 Christie's Auctions Castagna Motorcar (Forbes - USA) Isotta's Tipo 8 range, of which the 8AS is a part, came out in 1919. Isotta would build only the car's chassis and let other companies assemble the body. The 8AS that Christie's will auction features a body by Castagna, one of Italy's finest coachbuilders of the day. The car is gray with gray leather upholstery and a dark green soft-top. Full Story Back to Top
5-17-06 Decorator Susan Lind Chastain Says Chandeliers are Coming Back (San Francisco Chronicle - CA) "There was a time in the late '80s and early '90s when people weren't much for chandeliers, but they've really made a comeback. There are a lot of great choices out there." "I think they're making a comeback," agreed Susan Lind Chastain, who made big use of a chandelier in the house's small nursery. "The Shades of Light catalog has gotten huge."...When seamstress and nursery designer Chastain visited the warehouse of Ironies looking for something to hang in a room higher than it was long or wide, she only had to see one piece. "It was a sea grass green beaded chandelier in the exact color of fabric I'd been carrying around with me," she said. "And it was ethereal, light and airy -- elements that fit the style we were trying to convey." Full Story Back to Top
4-30-06 Jessica Chastain as Salome Steals the Show from Pacino (OCRegister - Orange County, CA) This production contains an unexpected bravura performance: Jessica Chastain as Salome. Chastain makes it a no-brainer to understand why Herod and most of the male members of his motley court are mad about the girl. She's beautiful, certainly. But Chastain also gives her manipulative hyper-intelligence and roving sexual curiosity - two qualities that, when combined, make her dangerous, then doomed...Tossing her red hair like a fiery mane and contorting her body into provocative positions as she sits on a tall stool, Chastain's Salome is Trouble, my friend - the kind of gal who gives men wild fantasies and women jealous nightmares. Full Story Back to Top
4-28-06 Jessica Chastain is Smoldering as Salome (Los Angeles Daily News - Los Angeles, CA) This production of "Salome" was originally scheduled to tour the Southland with its New York cast...Had that version arrived — and with all due respect to Tomei — local audiences would have missed out on seeing a very exciting actress named Jessica Chastain. Not only does this performer hold her own opposite some very formidable company, she delivers one of the hottest and most frightening performances of the year. Chastain is no kitten, but the character knows her effect on men. And with a Salome this young and this much in heat, being cursed by Kevin Anderson's Jokanaan is an aphrodisiac. Chastain's Salome, indifferent to everybody else's lust, wants this man so badly that she can barely keep from tearing that midriff-baring salmon-colored dress off her body. I would attempt to describe the dance of the seven veils, but some aspects of performance are better experienced live. Suffice it to say that Howard Thies' lights go to smoking red, and Chastain's gyrating and shimmying is a sensual purge, very much in character. The lady earns her prize. Full Story Back to Top
4-28-06? 1930 Castagna Isotto Fraschini Takes Prize in Car Show (Classic Driver - St. Albans, Hertshire, UK) The most historic Concours d’Elegance found itself once again at Cernobbio, by the banks of Lake Como last weekend. 48 cars in total, from 1914 to 1972, were divided into eight classes for judging by not only the experts, but also by members of the public...Lorenzo Ramaciotti, president of the judges said the event once again presented a selection of "Unusual automobiles, which express beauty, passion and individualism, style and engineering art, which aim directly at the heart"...The public’s prize, the Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este, went to a 1930 Isotto Fraschini 8 A SS. The four-seat body of the latter by Castagna was originally exported to America and had been in single ownership for 50 years. After a complete restoration this was the first time the car has been seen in public. Full Story Back to Top
4-27-06 Greg Chastain Featured in City of Angels (Lexington Winchester Star - Lexington, MA) Greg Chastain is featured in the Burlington Players production of "City of Angels," a jazzy Broadway musical with a "film noir" twist...Greg Chastain brings his considerable vocal talent to the role of Jimmy Powers, a wildly popular radio crooner in "City of Angels." Chastain performed in the Purdue University Glee Club and New York City Choral Society before moving on to roles in local productions including "Little Shop of Horrors" with Arlington Friends of the Drama, "Lies and Legends" in Burlington, "Working" and "Once on This Island" for Colonial Chorus Players, and the Winton Club Cabaret here in Winchester...Chastain shares his Winchester home with his wife and daughter..."City of Angels" is exciting for a very special reason; his parents will be visiting him from Indiana and will see him perform for the first time in 20 years. Full Story Back to Top
4-26-06? Jessica Chastain Recalls Salome Audition (San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino, CA) The first time Jessica Chastain met Parsons to discuss the role of Salome — last played on Broadway by Marisa Tomei — she was asked to get up and dance. No veils or nudity required for this audition — although the role might include some disrobing. Parsons just wanted to see how the young actress moved. "I was completely horrified. It's an actor's nightmare to have someone say, 'Let's just see you shake it,' " says Chastain. "But I just thought, 'You know, I spent four years in Juilliard doing really stupid things and making a fool out of myself. I can spend one more day.' I'm really not a dancer, and I'm incredibly self-conscious, but I really wanted the role." Chastain has since worked with Parsons on an adaptation of Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and has come to get a sense of the director's methods. 'She's like a therapist," Chastain says. "I'll show up and say, 'Is she angry here?' and Estelle will say, 'I don't know. Why don't you tell me?' It's incredibly frustrating. And at the end, when you've found the answer yourself, you find she knew the answer the entire time." When the audition dance anecdote is recalled to Parsons, the director replies, "Of course she didn't hesitate." Full Story Back to Top
4-23-06? Jessica Chastain and Cast Rehearse During Final Countdown to Salome ( - Los Angeles, CA) "Where is he whose cup of abominations is now full?" says a voice that might be God's, resounding through the theater. It's Kevin Anderson, who plays the imprisoned Jokanaan (a.k.a. John the Baptist), working with the sound guys on just how much portentous echo to give his bursts of prophecy. Jessica Chastain, the willowy young redhead who plays Salome — she's just two years out of Juilliard's drama program, yet sufficiently well schooled to dodge questions about her age — is up front, investigating movement options and bantering with the director...Soon all eyes are on Chastain, who is working out her first entrance. It seems simple enough. On cue, she steps forward from darkness. But Pacino and Parsons each have ideas, as do the lighting people. These rehearsals, the producers whisper, are far more collaborative and less structured than most. "Where do you want me to start speaking? That's the question," says Chastain, thumbs hooked into her back pockets...the rest of the cast gathers at the foot of the stage to talk about Salome's dance. Parsons quizzes them on what they'll do while Chastain is writhing and shimmying for Herod and the audience. "They're not going to be looking at us," quips one of the cast, a little too quickly. "Bob, you do not know what they're gonna do," says Parsons. "Some people are so disturbed by that dance, they can't look at it."...three days later, an honest-to-God audience shows up in the rain to fill 90% of the seats. Salome's entry and Jokanaan's voices go fine. Fox clocks the performance at 1 hour, 28 minutes, followed by standing and shouting. Full Story Back to Top
4-20-06 Michelle Chastain Discovers Child Artist Katie Scott (New Albany Tribune - IN) The 11-year-old said, without hesitation, her favorite artist is the Spanish-born Picasso, a co-inventor of the cubist style of painting...Scott is four years younger than her artistic idol when he entered the Royal Academy of Art in Barcelona and is already making a name for herself locally as an artist...Maple and Wilson Elementary School Art Teacher Michelle Chastain recognized the fifth-grader’s talent right off the bat and recommended her for the afterschool art program. “She sees things differently that most students do,” Chastain said...And just as Picasso left his mark on the art world, Scott plans to continue entering her artworks in shows and contests. And Chastain, for one, predicts great things. Full Story Back to Top
4-15-06 Kayla Chataignier Explains Buddhist Festival in Iberia Parish, Louisiana (2TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge, LA) Every Easter weekend, the streets and temple fill with the colors, sounds and tastes of southeast Asia as residents celebrate the Lao New Year. The event began Friday and continues today with a parade, at 1 p.m., and a dance at 7 p.m. “We brought the singer in from Laos,” said Kayla Chataignier, a festival volunteer who grew up in the village. Visitors can also stroll through an open-air market offering southeast Asian food, clothes and music. But Chataignier cautioned that festival-goers should prepare to get wet, because it will be hard to avoid the children and teenagers aiming water pistols at anyone who appears dry. “It’s to wash away all your sins from the past year,” she said...“In Laos, it’s the whole week,” said Chataignier, interpreting for her father, Souvane Phomthirath, an elder in the community. The Laotian community in Iberia Parish took shape in the 1980s, formed by refugees who left Laos after communists gained control there. For information, call (337) 364-3403. Full Story Back to Top
4-14-06 Tommy Shasteen-a Mason Since 1954-Honored for 50 Years as Mason (Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - Sherman/Denison, TX) Six Master Masons were honored with a dinner and ceremony last week for 50 years service to the Grand Lodge of Texas. The event was held at Lone Star Masonic Lodge 403 in Denison. The ceremony was conducted by Worshipful Master Rick Measles and Johnny Waldrip. The honorees received 50-year pins before a group of about 50 friends and relatives. Each was pinned by a family member. Honored were Tommy Shasteen, E. H. Smathers, Senior District Judge R.C. Vaughan, Charles Walker, Jim Bob Ward and Morris Woodroof. Shasteen joined the Lone Star Lodge in November 1954 and became a Master Mason in November 1955. Full Story Back to Top
4-12-06 Tenor Terry Chasteen Features at Peoria Area Civic Chorale ( - Ottawa, IL) Featured guest artists -- soprano Shirley Salazar and tenor Terry Chasteen -- will perform operatic solos that will include Verdi's "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" from Nabucco, the "Easter Hymn" from Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana," Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" as well as the orchestral overtures from Rossini's "William Tell" and "The Barber of Seville." Full Story Back to Top
4-10-06 Emma Chasteen Wins First Place in Photography Contest (Macon Telegraph - Macon, GA) "I was shocked," said 10-year-old Emma Chasteen of Griffin, who won first place for her age group and received an honorable mention. She was one of 34 children participating automatically chosen to display work in an exhibit hall. Emma's proud parents took photographs of her standing in front of her piece entitled "The Watering Hole," depicting animals drinking from a lake. Landra Chasteen, Emma's mother, thinks the festival is an opportunity for children, who are not often given a chance to show off their talents and garner cash prizes. Some children also sold their work. "I think it's awesome. I've been very impressed," Chasteen said. Emma is going to put her $60 prize money in her savings account, she said, and plans to enter other contests. Full Story Back to Top
4-09-06 Abby Chastain Comes to Life in New Novel "Shiver" (Hub - Lansing, MI) It's Abby Chastain's birthday, but she really doesn't want to celebrate. She hasn't really made a big deal about her birthday in a long time. That's because, 20 years ago on this date - a birth date she shared with her mother - Abby witnessed her mother's suicide at Our Lady of Virtues Hospital, where Faith Chastain had been a patient intermittently for years. To make matters worse on this day, Luke Gierman, Abby's ex-husband, was bothering her. Personally, Luke was a charming ladies' man, which was primarily why their marriage dissolved. Professionally, Luke was a jerk. He was a "shock jock" on the number one radio station in New Orleans, and making enemies was his job. Nobody, least of all Abby, should have been surprised Luke was found dead. But it was the way he was found dead that sent The Big Easy reeling. Full Story Back to Top
3-25-06 Tony Shasteen's USA Team Wins International Website-Building Contest (PR Leap (press release) - Chula Vista, CA) Assemble teams of up to four designers representing 10 countries from all over the world, throw them into a large convention space in a small town in southern France, and let the web games begin. This non-stop, 24-hour contest pits teams against one another to design dynamic, intuitive websites that must adhere to general themes given to the contestants just minutes before start time. For 2006, the theme focused on creating a rich media site for a mock architectural firm. The winners hail from Atlanta, GA—a first for the U.S. in this competitive space...The team consists of Tony Shasteen (original illustration); Nathan Scronce (site design and Flash™ animation), Mark Kirby (site design and original score) and Sean McInerney (Flash™ application and data development). As business owners and colleagues of the Atlanta-based design firms Studio720 ( and Creative Cannonball (, this winning lineup will soon embark on a 21-day world tour, meeting with top ad agencies and creative gurus from L.A. to Tokyo to showcase their portfolios Full Story Back to Top
3-19-06 Jessica Chastain to Play Salome Opposite Al Pacino ( - New York, NY) Al Pacino will reprise his work as King Herod Antipas in Oscar Wilde's Salome at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles. Also set for the production, set to open April 27, are Kevin Anderson as Jokanaan and Jessica Chastain as Salome...Chastain appeared in Richard Nelson's Rodney's Wife at Playwrights Horizons, on the upcoming miniseries Blackbeard and as a guest star on ER, Veronica Mars, Law & Order: Trail by Jury and Close to Home. Full Story Back to Top
3-19-06 Dr. Jane Chastain Advises Early Heartworm Tests for Pets (Times-Mail (subscription) - Bedford, IN) Dr. Jane Chastain of Stonebrook Animal Hospital said vets typically test in March and April because it takes that long for the parasite to reach the adult stage when it is easily detected with a blood test. It's important to begin treatment for heartworm before symptoms are presented, she said...“The thing to impress upon people is it's still out there. We started doing the clinics because there was such a high incidence and few people who have pets were on preventative,” Chastain said. “It's a preventable disease. And it's much easier treated in early stages than later stages.” Full Story Back to Top
3-16-06 Rachel Chastain Recommends Preparation for Emergencies When You Travel Abroad (Kansas State Collegian - Manhattan, KS) She went to Acapulco for spring break 2005 with a group of friends. After being delayed for 24 hours, the group arrived at about midnight. At 4 p.m. the next day, Chastain’s trip ended. While swimming with friends, she slipped and landed on a broken glass bottle as she slid into the pool...The Naval Hospital sent her to Hospital del Pacifico because the injury was too severe to be taken care of at the Naval Hospital...They wanted payment first: $2,200. “People had to call their parents to get permission,” Chastain said. “Then, finally one of my friends paid for it with his credit card.” After spending the night in the hospital, Chastain took the first flight available back to the United States, where her parents were waiting anxiously...She was never reimbursed for the flight home or her loss of a trip. She did not purchase the insurance part of the travel package. Chastain said she has advice for future spring breakers. “Things can happen,” she said. “What happened to me was a fluke accident. You should get an international phone, bring a credit card and be careful, because anything can happen.” Full Story Back to Top
3-10-06 Cyrus Chestnut's New Album goes Beyond His Previous Styles (Nashville City Paper - Nashville, TN) Cyrus Chestnut's Atlantic works usually juggled gospel and blues inflections, but his latest Genuine Chestnut (Telarc) includes some funk, pop, Latin and R&B influence as well...Chestnut demonstrates more versatility both thematically and instrumentally, varying the mood and pace of his lines and not relying quite as much on sheer rhythmic energy. He also includes one poignant religious piece "Lord, I Give Myself To You" and another playful upbeat tune with "Baby Girl's Strut." Overall, Genuine Chestnut is his most complete, adventurous and captivating release as a leader. Full Story Back to Top
3-05-06 Settler J.B.P. Day Named Castana, Iowa for Chinkapin-like Tree (Sioux City Journal - Sioux City, IA) One is Latin for chestnuts. One is a place where travelers changed rail cars. And one is either a source of fuel or a way to eliminate confusion. All are names of towns across Siouxland...Castana, Iowa: "A History of Place Names" reported that settler J.B.P. Day named Castana, "for what he understood to be the Latin word for chestnuts as he thought the trees around there resembled the chinkapin pumila." Full Story Back to Top
2-28-06 Cyrus Chestnut Reaches New Heights on "Genuine Chestnut" Album (Santa Fe New Mexican - Santa Fe, NM) As a jazz pianist, Cyrus Chestnut is the complete package with deep roots in blues and gospel music, the classical training that has helped him develop virtuoso chops, and an innate sense of how to swing. On "Genuine Chestnut," his first CD for the Telarc label, the pianist manages to harness his eclectic influences more effectively than on past albums. Rather than draw from the Great American Songbook for inspiration, Chestnut offers up an appealing mix of seven original compositions plus jazz interpretations of three pop tunes and a traditional hymn. Full Story Back to Top
2-27-06 After 30 Years, Chesnut Family Says Farewell to Haunted House (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) The Chesnuts are preparing to say farewell to all the strangers living in their house in Dunwoody. The old man. The little girl in a dress and pinafore. The lady who stares out the window. And whoever makes the Bible levitate around the room. "We have ghosts in our house," said 41-year-old Caroline Chesnut Leslie, the daughter who grew up there. "They're just part of that house. They just don't seem to want to go on." After three decades, the Chesnuts have sold their family estate. Full Story Back to Top
2-26-06 Jon Chasteen Leads Metamorphosis Group (Durham Herald Sun - Durham, NC) It uses college students as leaders for each group -- "Folks who aren't much older than them," explained Reyner, "that they can look at and say, 'Hey, it's cool to be a Christian!' " Jon Chasteen, son of a Ridgecrest pastor, and Laurie Gambrell -- both students at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest -- are two of those cool Christians, leading a group of 10 high-schoolers through the weekend. Chasteen, now 24, grew up attending Metamorphosis weekends and called them "a very big signpost" in his life. "It was great to see college students who love Christ," he said. Now he's passing that along to a new generation of high-schoolers. "It gives me hope there is an ability to go to college and to still stay strong in our faith and the Word," said David Odom, a senior in the group. Full Story Back to Top
2-22-06 Tony Shasteen Says Occult Crimes Taskforce to Begin in July from Image Comics (comic Book Resources - USA) Rosario Dawson, David Atchison and Tony Shasteen announced today that their new comic book miniseries, the OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE, will now be published through Image Comics, starting this July! "We are very excited about our new home. Image Comics and the guys at 12 Gauge are helping us make the book the best it can possibly be. The interest Speakeasy Comics showed in publishing the "O.C.T." was greatly appreciated. However, due to recent changes in their direction, we didn't feel our book fit with them at this time," said Shasteen...The Occult Crimes Taskforce follows the exploits of rookie Detective Sophia Ortiz (modeled after Rosario Dawson), who is recruited into the ranks of a covert police investigation unit established to monitor and control supernatural activity in the Manhattan Underground. The series is co-created by Rosario Dawson, written by David Atchison and illustrated by Tony Shasteen. Full Story Back to Top
2-21-06 Nellotie Chastain Inspires Jail Supervisor to Publish Novel (Times-Mail (subscription) - Bedford, IN) What's your day job? Jail supervisor for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. ..How did you find your publisher? I was influenced through the Writer's CopyBlock feature and Nellie Chastain's success with PublishAmerica, so I decided to contact them myself. The end result is this book. Before, I thought an author had to have an agent in order to be published and all my attempts at that didn't prove productive. Full Story Back to Top
2-09-06 Norman Chastain Work Nominated for Mystery Writers of America Best First Novel Award (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) "After the Game," Chastain's murder mystery set in Atlanta, was recently nominated in the "best first novel" category of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. The Marietta resident said his book sales ranking is posted on the Internet, but the only number he can quantify is how far behind "Mary, Mary," the latest James Patterson thriller, his book is. He said he isn't hoping for literary fame - he just wants to write good page-turners. "I want to be an airplane fictionist," he said. "I want people to read my books on planes or at the beach." Chastain, 50, plans to keep his day job in management for a cable and wire manufacturer. But after hours he plugs away at home in Whitlock Heights writing murder mysteries. Full Story Back to Top
2-07-06 Rick Chastain Says Introduction of Florida Panther in Arkansas Not Yet Certain (Ashley COunty Ledger - Hamburg, AR) The Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge is among the top three places that the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering as possible relocation sites for the Florida panther...Rick Chastain, assistant chief of wildlife management for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, noted on Monday that the agency will respond to the proposal before the comment period ends on April 3. "All you are looking at now is a real general proposal," he said. "It does not mean that they are going to stock them here."...Although Florida panthers are native to Arkansas, the Game and Fish Commission's policy is that any panthers now in the state most likely have escaped from private landowners and are western cougars, Chastain said. He added, "as far as we are concerned, they are not the Florida panther." Full Story Back to Top
2-05-06 Internationally Acclaimed Flamenco Dancer Bettina Castano Combines Unusual Traditions (Hindu - Chennai, India) The Spanish dance Flamenco has a surprising Indian connection. It is believed that the dance was brought to Andalusia in southern Spain by gypsies from Rajasthan more than a thousand years ago. This dance form is very popular in southern Spain, especially in Seville...Now what happens if the guitar is replaced by the chenda or the thavil? A meeting of two cultures, says Bettina Castano, internationally acclaimed Flamenco dancer currently on her maiden tour of India. At a recent show in Thiruvananthapuram, she wowed the audience by dancing to the chenda melam performed by maestro Mattannoor Sankarankutty...The love for blending traditional Flamenco dance with regional music sets Bettina Castano apart and has made her popular. Full Story Back to Top
2-01-06 Brittney Chesnut Competes in Miss Morton Competition (Scott County Times - Forest, MS) Miss Morton contestants will compete starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Contestants are Brittney Chesnut and Ashley Laird, both of Morton, and Tiffany Hancock of Taylorsville. Chesnut, 19, is the daughter of Jimmy Lynn Chesnut and Laura Chesnut of Morton. She is a freshman at Hinds Community College where she is majoring in dental hygiene. She plans to enter the dental program at Meridian Community College and work for a dentist one day. Her critical issue is Being Active in the 4-H Program. Chesnut will perform a jazz dance for her talent. Full Story Back to Top
1-25-06 Dr. Jean-Paul Castaigne Anticipates Positive Results from New Diabetes Drug Test ( (press release) - Newtown, PA) ConjuChem Inc. (TSX: CJC) today announced it has filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a submission to initiate a Phase I/II trial for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes using the Company's proprietary PC-DAC(TM):Exendin-4 compound. Regulatory clearance is anticipated prior to the end of February 2006 with patient enrollment starting in March 2006. Preliminary data is expected to be available at the end of the second quarter of calendar 2006. ..."We anticipate this study with PC-DAC(TM):Exendin-4 will confirm the positive efficacy and the excellent tolerability profile we saw for this compound in pre-clinical studies," said Dr. Jean-Paul Castaigne, Chief Operating Officer. "Moreover, we expect the data to support our efforts to produce a once-per-week GLP-1 receptor agonist compound." Following the completion of this study, ConjuChem intends to start a phase I/II multiple dose trial. Full Story Back to Top
1-22-06 Scholar Analyzes Charles W. Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman Dialect (WMU News - Kalamazoo, MI) "Dialect and Dichotomy" covers recent, innovative applications of linguistic analysis of literature. It proposes theoretical principles and specific methods that can be implemented to analyze literary dialect for linguistic or literary purposes, or both. The proposed methods are applied in four original analyses of African American speech as represented in major works of fiction of the American South, including Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Charles W. Chesnutt's "The Conjure Woman," William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" and Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Full Story Back to Top
1-20-06 Kendra Chastain Contends for Leesburg Mardi Gras Queen (Orlando Sentinel - Orlando, FL) Contestants, who are recruited from the community, compete in the weeks before the festival by raising money, with the title of king and queen being bestowed to the ones who raise the most money. Some of the Mardi Gas mixers for the contestants to raise money, which will be open to the public, include a dance ball, bowling, karaoke and more. The candidates for queen and the businesses they represent are: Dee McCollum, Love 2 Ride; Judy Strickland, All About Me Salon; Kendra Chastain, Style magazine; and Luciana Beck, ERA Tom Grizzard Realtor. Full Story Back to Top
1-20-06 Jim Chesnutt Urges Additional Fundraising for Theater Reconstruction (Washington Daily News - Washington, NC) During Tuesday’s meeting, Jim Chesnutt, co-chairman of the foundation’s latest fundraising effort, suggested another half-million dollars would suffice to service the debt. Chesnutt also requested that the trustees form a subcommittee to take a look at a fresh fundraising campaign. He rallied the troops not to get complacent in light of the news Tuesday that construction would begin next month. “People in this town have to come to the trough and tow the line,” Chesnutt said. In a later interview, Chesnutt said his plea was for broader community support, much-needed for the project’s success. Full Story Back to Top
1-18-06 Melanie Chasteen Encourages Mentor Volunteers (News 8 Austin - Austin, TX) "It's just a really easy way to go out and kind of become a kid again. Because you can go to the school and hang out, play basketball, play soccer, swing. When was the last time you swung in a swing?" Melanie Chasteen of Big Brothers Big Sisters said..."Children in our program for at least a year are less likely to use drugs and alcohol, are more likely to stay in school, they earn higher grades, they show improved self confidence, and they get along better with their peers and their parents," Chasteen said. Full Story Back to Top
1-12-06 Melanie Chasteen Appeals for Volunteer Mentors (KVUE (subscription) - Austin, TX) It only takes a commitment of 1 hour a week. "We studied the impact that we have on the children in our program and year after year. These studies show these kids are going to school, they're earning higher grades, they're less likely to use alcohol, less likely to use drugs, they're getting along better with their peers," said Melanie Chasteen, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central Texas. There's especially a need for men of color to become mentors. Full Story Back to Top
1-07-06 Artist Tony Shasteen Joins New Comic Book Team (comic Book Resources - USA) Actress Rosario Dawson, star of “SIN CITY”, “RENT”, “CLERKS 2” and “MiB2” teams with writer David Atchison and artist Tony Shasteen this spring to launch the Occult Crimes Taskforce, a groundbreaking new comic book miniseries co-created by Dawson herself...The storytelling skills Dawson has gained acting in some of Hollywood’s hottest productions combined with the writing talents of David Atchison and the thematic art of Tony Shasteen will create a comic book experience unlike anything on the shelves...Speakeasy’s “The Hunger” Cover Artist Tony Shasteen will illustrate the series. Dawson continued, “I love Tony’s visuals and David has come up with some really imaginative, off the wall stuff. I think we’re going to turn out a great product. I’m very excited; I can’t stop talking about the book.” Full Story Back to Top
1-05-06 Lisa Chastain Describes New Clinic in Assembly of God Church (Arizona Daily Star - Tucson, AZ) The Flowing Wells Health Clinic provides health care, helps community members find out if they qualify for financial help with medical costs or medical insurance, and will not turn anyone away, said Lisa Chastain, pastor of outreach and community initiatives at Victory Assembly of God, where the clinic is located. A collaboration between the church, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic and the Flowing Wells Neighborhood Association and Community Coalition brought the clinic to the Flowing Wells area, Chastain said..."We believe it is the church's responsibility to take care of people in need," Chastain said...Plans are in place to open a dental office in March at the new health center, Chastain said. Full Story Back to Top
1-04-06 National Drug Council Catherine Chesnut Supports Drug Abuse Treatment (Cayman Net News - grand cayman, Cayman Islands) Catherine Chesnut of the National Drug Council said that treatment is crucial to society as a whole. “Statistics confirm that drug abuse treatment is a cost-effective way to tackle the health and social consequences of drug abuse, and reduce the associated costs of medical care, social welfare and criminal justice interventions,” she said. Full Story Back to Top
12-28-05 Vic Chesnutt’s Twelfth Album Is Another Classic (Pulse of the Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN) Georgia-based singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt’s twelfth album proper finds him dealing with subjects both old and new, while musically going beyond almost anything he’s done in the past. From the stately, string-laden melodrama of opener “Virginia” (“... yes Virginia, I love you enough to die ...”) to the timely, spooky shakes of “Little Caesar” (“... little Caesar has a mandate/ Now there is no doubt/ The blessing of the senate/ And the citizenry/ Rome is bowing at his feet/ What will he do with all his power ...”) right through to final cut “Gnats,” with its bizarre log drum percussion and half-silly, half-mystical lyricism (“Bumps and stumps and green tattoos/ I know why your crutches bruise/ Biscuit dough and oleo/ I know where the time goes ...”), it’s clear that Chesnutt is not just hot on the heels of his latest muse, but that he’s tagged, bagged and stuffed it already. Full Story Back to Top
12-27-05 Castagna Prepares New Year's Eve Dinner ( - Portland, OR) Castagna New Year's Eve: Five-course prix-fixe dinner; reservations begin at 5:30 p.m.; Castagna, 1752 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; 231-7373; $80 without wine, $125 paired with wine. Full Story Back to Top
12-25-05 Job Path is the Way to Success for Kayla Chastain (Arizona Daily Star - Tucson, AZ) It has been a long time coming, but Kayla Chastain has discovered her dream job. Now the 50-year-old mother of two, who has worked at jobs ranging from computer programmer to administrative assistant, advises others to let Job Path help them chart a direct route to career success...Chastain's degree is one of numerous education and apprentice programs affiliated with Job Path, an organization that recruits and assists adults with obtaining job training...Chastain said Job Path provided much more than just an opportunity to receive financial assistance with tuition, fees and books. She emphasized that it provided the support and encouragement she needed to continue her studies when personal financial pressures seemed overwhelming. At one point, Job Path's emergency assistance fund prevented her electricity from being disconnected. Full Story Back to Top
12-21-05 Australian Rose Castine Wins Garden Competition Award for Second Year in a Row (Clare Northern Argus - Clare, South Australia) For the second year in a row, Rose Castine of Morella Cottage Plants Nursery has won the award of excellence in its class in the Nursery and Garden Industry's Garden Competition of the Year. The award recognises Morella's impressive and attractive layout, high quality plants, excellence in customer service and a special mention of the good application of mulch to cut down on the use of water...The nursery was established in the grounds of an old cottage in Watervale four years ago and Mrs Castine often hosts gardening talks and festivals at the nursery, adding another dimension to the gardening services she offers. Full Story Back to Top
12-19-05 Dr. William Chastain Recommends Microchips for Pets (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN) Dr. William Chastain at St. Joe Veterinary Hospital says the staff there recommends microchips unless a cat or dog is strictly an indoor pet. “It’s not really necessary for a totally inside pet,” Chastain says, “but if someone comes in with a new pet, we generally recommend it. “When we first started doing this, a client lost a dog and because of the microchip, it was saved from being euthanized.” Full Story Back to Top
12-12-05 Sue Chastain Addresses Legality of Internet OEM Software (About - News & Issues - New York, NY) In MOST instances the purchase of OEM software from internet sites is illegal...Bottom line… if it is not from a well-known established retailer, you should be wary. And it's not just a matter of the software being illegal. Many of these sites are just a front of other illegal activity like identity theft and credit card fraud." Full Story Back to Top
12-06-05 Salvation Army Captain John Chastain Needs More Ringers for Needy Families (St. Augustine Record - St. Augustine, FL) This year's about $14,000 behind last year's effort at a comparable time, said the Army's Capt. John Chastain said...Signing up more volunteers to ring more bells has become a necessity if The Salvation Army is going to help Santa slide down 300 local chimneys. A combination of unexpected tidings has cut the regular corps of two dozen bell ringers in half, said Chastain...The contributions will help buy food and toys for a little more than 300 needy families, Chastain said. Full Story Back to Top
12-03-05 Veterinarian Larry Chasteen Says Arrange Boarding of Pets Early for Christmas Travel (Daily Home Online - Talladega, AL) People need to go ahead and reserve a spot for their pet because we are usually booked two weeks before Christmas even gets here," said Dr. Larry Chasteen, veterinarian at Logan Martin Vet Clinic in Pell City...The only requirements are that the animal should be current on its vaccinations and if they require a special food or medication, the owner should bring that along. For that price, a dog will get two feedings per day and two trips outside to "do their business." "Puppies, of course, will get special attention," Chasteen said. "They get held a lot." Full Story Back to Top
12-01-05 Paul Castagna Restores Newly-Discovered Mural (Ironwood Daily Globe - Ironwood, MI) A painter stripping wallpaper discovered the faded mural on a wall in a small alcove outside a power room. "He said, 'Marv, you have to look at this miracle,'" said Marvin Marks, who bought the house in June. Marks hired Paul Castagna of Iron Belt, Wis., to restore the painting. "He's done an excellent job. He was able to remove the adhesives from it quite well. The paint was very faded," Marks said. The oil painting is a beautiful woman with a hint of a smile and a seductive sideways glance. She wears a feathered hat. A beribboned masquerade eye-mask rests on one shoulder. The portrait ends in a low-cut neckline ruffle to which Castagna added a large cameo brooch. Full Story Back to Top
11-29-05 Todd Castagno Saves a Life with Bone Marrow (Tooele Transcript-Bulletin - Tooele, UT) While still a student at the University of Utah, Todd Castagno, now a 38-year-old Grantsville City Councilman, registered as a bone marrow donor. He paid a $75 fee to do so, and though the cost was a little steep for a college student, he gladly paid it. His only hope was to offer a "gift of life" to someone in need. It had been well over two decades since Castagno registered as a bone marrow donor, he had all but forgotten about it...By December 2003, Law was experiencing severe lower back pain. He had more blood tests and learned the leukemia had returned. He was then told his best chance for survival was a bone marrow transplant, and that his best chance for a match would be his only sibling, Julie. "My sister was tested, but our bone marrow didn't match," Law said. "I then registered with the National Marrow Donor program." "It's actually pretty tough to match bone marrow...After it was found that Castagno's bone marrow might be a match with Law, Castagno received a phone call asking if he was still willing to be a donor..."I was sick and in pain for a short time after that," Castagno said. "It took about a month for my bone marrow to completely reproduce itself and for me to get my strength back. But my bone marrow was removed on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday."...Both Law and Castagno look forward to meeting one another next spring. On the first-year anniversary of the bone marrow transplant, Law was given Castagno's name and telephone number. He called him immediately. Full Story Back to Top
11-25-05 Jim Chastain Named Philanthropist of the Year (The Bandera Bulletin - Bandera, TX) The event was hosted by the Bandera Regional Community Foundation (BRCF) for "honoring those who give to help others."...National Philanthropy Day honoree presentations were made by Demers to the following: Pat Breedlove, volunteer of the year; Regina Howell, educator of the year; Bandera General Store, business of the year; Bandera Sports Complex, nonprofit organization of the year; John Hegemier, nonprofit organization executive of the year; Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation, philanthropic foundation of the year; Jim Chastain, philanthropist of the year. Full Story Back to Top
11-14-05 Artist Susan Chastain Enjoys Gainesville Art Festival (Independent Florida Alligator - Gainesville, FL) What watercolor artist Susan Chastain loved the most was seeing her loyal customers. "They can always count on me being at this show and in this exact spot," she said. "I've been here for the past 10 years." Chastain sold her first piece of art when she was 8 and won the City of Las Vegas watercolor contest. "Everyone expected the work to be from a much older person," she said. "And that was when I knew I wanted to be an artist for the rest of my life." Full Story Back to Top
11-10-05 Ed Chasteen's Greater Liberty Riders Celebrate Second Anniversary (Sun-News of the Northland - Liberty, MO) Rodger had called ahead to tell them we were coming and order the cake. Now as we assemble, he stands to say, "Two years ago this crazy man named Ed Chasteen was riding 10,000 miles to raise money for MS, and the MS society sent out an invitation for riders to join Ed on Saturdays. Ed rode everyday. But he wanted company on Saturdays. Several of us came that first Saturday in November two years ago. We enjoyed it so much we kept coming back. And Ed volunteered to keep our email addresses on his computer and send us weekly reminders of our Saturday destinations." Full Story Back to Top
11-10-05 Ed Chasteen Turns 70 (Sun-News of the Northland - Liberty, MO) Chasteen's son, Brian, said his father has touched many thousands of people's lives in the Northland for the past 40 years..."My Dad was diagnosed 25 years ago with multiple sclerosis. For 19 consecutive years he has ridden the MS-150, a 150 mile, two-day bicycle ride to raise money for MS," Brian said. "And since 1988 he has taken HateBusters to places around the world...Contact information to reach Chasteen: Birthday cards or letters can be sent to Ed Chasteen (Founder of HateBusters), Box 442, Liberty, MO 64069 or e-mail him at Full Story Back to Top
11-09-05 John Castagna Receives Reginald Fessenden Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (EurekAlert (press release) - Washington, DC) The next revolution in hydrocarbon exploration and subsurface reflection seismology is being fueled by new algorithms developed by John Castagna, UH Robert and Margaret Sheriff Chair in Applied Geophysics. For his groundbreaking research, Castagna is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Reginald Fessenden Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and was presented with the award at the SEG 75th Annual Exposition and Annual Meeting this week in Houston...Specifically, Castagna is being recognized for his development of an algorithm to predict seismic-wave velocities needed for direct hydrocarbon indicator (DHI) analysis, which is oriented toward directly detecting oil and gas reservoirs using seismic data. Subsurface reflection seismology is like a sophisticated version of the echo sounding used in submarines, ships and radar systems. The algorithms that Castagna has been developing detect not only fluid but also the type of fluid, such as oil, gas or water, in subsurface reservoirs and are helping to image, explore and identify those subsurface reservoirs that are filled with hydrocarbons in a cost-effective way. Full Story Back to Top
10-27-05 Ed Chasteen Beats MS with Bicycle Riding (Sun-News of the Northland - Liberty, MO) "One day I had a crazy notion to ride a bicycle," Chasteen said. "Doctors had recommended that I not do it because I wasn't supposed to get hot." He went against doctor's orders and began riding regularly...In 1989, Chasteen rode more than 5,000 miles in 105 days from Orlando to Seattle to Los Angeles. "I rode from Disney World to Disney Land," he said. "Having done it, I learned some things I would have never known." Full Story Back to Top
10-21-05 Dr. David Chastain Advises Youth to Begin Healthy Habits Early (Kingsport Times News - Kingsport, TN) Chastain, who specializes in adolescent medicine at ETSU Physicians and Associates, said most teens and young adults won't encounter many major health concerns during this time of their lives. In fact, the biggest threats to their safety are preventable, he said. "The three leading causes of death (among young people) are accidents, suicides and homicides...Young adulthood is also the time when individuals will develop habits that will stick with them for the rest of their lives...Kids can pretty much abuse their bodies and get away with it," Chastain said. "But as they get older it gets harder and harder to pull that off. That's why it's important to lay the groundwork for a healthy life." Full Story Back to Top
10-16-05 Zack Chasteen Story Continues in Second Book--Jamaica Me Dead ( - Fort Lauderdale, FL) The splash that Floridian Bob Morris made with last year's Edgar-nominated Bahamarama becomes a tidal surge with his highly entertaining second novel. Briskly paced, Jamaica Me Dead moves from Central Florida to -- guess where! -- Jamaica, along the way bringing keen insights into friendship, island politics and the power of wealth. Full Story Back to Top
10-16-05 Teresa Chastain and Her Daughters Share at Grief Camp (Salem Statesman Journal - Salem, OR) Teresa Chastain of Salem agreed with Satrum about the sudden stigma felt by those who experience the death of a loved one. She brought her daughters Mariah Chastain, 10, and Mikayla Chastain, 5, to the camp to help them understand and deal with their dad's death. Her ex-husband died last February of a suicide, and she said she felt awkward among her friends and co-workers. "People don't know what to say, so they don't say anything," Chastain said. "And that hurts even more." Full Story Back to Top
10-15-05 Neil Chastain's SAFMOD Compares to Cirque du Soleil (Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH) "Moments Captured," SAFMOD's show this week at Cleveland Public Theatre, is reminiscent of the French-Canadian troupe's origins as an innovative band of street performers. The 80-minute production strings together eight vignettes that feature the clever manipulation of costumes and props. Each scene is accompanied by throbbing percussion and electronic music created and played by artistic/music director Neil Chastain and percussionist Tim Lane...the production demonstrated SAFMOD's knack for coming up with something different every time it appears at Cleveland Public Theatre. Full Story Back to Top
10-13-05 Richard and Pamela Castagna Turn Idaho Warehouse into a Home (Idaho State Journal - Pocatello, ID) It's a daunting task for one man and his wife to give a 70-year-old abandoned warehouse all the accouterments of home. Sometimes, Richard and Pamela Castagna look at the rows of fluorescent lights, dank brick walls and exposed insulation in the immense former supplies area that will be their great room and wonder...The Castagnas hope others will follow their lead. They believe an old creamery in the vicinity would be ideal for condominiums...When they first approached the city about permits for their project, city officials were concerned they would convert the warehouse into apartments. The city was supportive of the project after the Castagnas convinced officials they had no intention of making anything other than a single-family dwelling. Full Story Back to Top
10-11-05 Humane Society President Cathy Chastain Declares Auction a Success! (Mount Shasta Herald - Mt. Shasta, CA) Siskiyou Humane Society board president Cathy Chastain got the festivities underway by welcoming everyone and presenting a special Certificate of Appreciation to former long time Humane Society board member Joan Lynch...Chastain spoke about the importance of the Humane Society's spay and neuter program in its efforts, along with other animal activists in keeping populations down and therefore decreasing the number of animals that are left homeless. This included the success of the feral cat program...The auction, which was led by event emcee and auctioneer Dave Gray, was deemed a big success by Chastain. Full Story Back to Top
10-10-05 George Chastain Says Tropical Storm Tammy Good for Longleaf Pine (Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach, SC) Longleaf pines, which once spread through 92 million acres throughout the Southeast, have now dwindled to about 3 million acres, Franklin said. The property at Hobcaw Barony contains about 2,000 acres of longleaf pines, Hobcaw Manager George Chastain said...Although the rains from Tropical Storm Tammy left standing water at Hobcaw Barony, the wet weather was beneficial to the forest because it will allow a controlled burn this winter, Chastain said. Different parts of the longleaf pine forest at Hobcaw are burned each year, Chastain said, but smoke can't blow across U.S. 17 or get too close to residential developments. "If the [wet] weather had not happened, we were too dry to be able to burn," Chastain said. Full Story Back to Top
10-9-05 Craig Chastain Says Soggy Campaign May Make More Changes (Washington Post) The opening day of DC Festival, a Christian evangelical gathering on the Mall two years in the planning, was undercut by bad weather yesterday as heavy rain forced organizers to cancel many events and truncate their spiritual outreach. The $3.4 million, two-day festival, which represents the Washington debut of evangelical preacher Luis Palau, drew a fraction of the 100,000 that organizers had hoped to attract...Festival spokesman Craig Chastain said officials would decide early today about additional changes in the scheduled program. Full Story Back to Top
10-07-05 Craig Chastain Says Palau Show Will Go On Rain or Shine (Washington Times - Washington, DC) "The infrastructure is pretty much in place, the stage is built, the power is hooked up," D.C. Festival spokesman Craig Chastain said yesterday...The National Weather Service is forecasting a 50 percent chance of rain for tomorrow, but Mr. Chastain said crews have made preparations for inclement weather. "Rain or shine we're gonna do this thing," he said. "The stage and all the electronics are covered. We've done it in rain before so we're prepared." Full Story Back to Top
9-27-05 Ron Chatagnier Discusses Killer Mold at Tulane Hospital (Guardian Unlimited - UK) Even dead mold can provoke asthma in susceptible people, meaning that places open to the public - restaurants, schools, businesses - must eliminate it. This is most true for hospitals, where mold spores can cause deadly lung diseases in people with weak immune systems or organ transplants. Such concerns already led Charity Hospital's owners to mothball it. Tulane University Hospital and Clinic's cleanup is expected to take months. ``The first floor's got pretty much mold. It's going to be pretty much a total loss,'' said Ron Chatagnier, project coordinator for C&B Services, a Texas company hired by the hospital's owner, HCA. Full Story Back to Top
9-26-05 Mezzo-soprano Alexandra Castano Performs at Art Exhibit Reception (Times Herald-Record - Middletown, NY) The opening reception for an art exhibit by Gustavo Kaxtano will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at SUNY Orange's Gallery Loft on the Middletown campus. The theme is "Latino-American Romanticism." Colombian-born Kaxtano specializes in oil paintings with a "melancholic dreamlike quality," said Dorothy Szefc, the college's cultural affairs coordinator. The reception will include entertainment by Alexandra Castano, a mezzo-soprano, and Danny Arias, a classical guitarist. Full Story Back to Top
9-16-05 Chairman Francois Castaing Leads UCCA in Meeting Development Goals (The South End - Detroit, MI) The UCCA is an organization that oversees the Midtown neighborhood (their definition of Midtown is I-94 to the north, the Lodge to the west, I-75 to the east and south), builds up the area’s infrastructure and helps to create an area that’s ripe for development...Among the goal’s on UCCA’s agenda: Lobby business, government and institutions to prioritize Midtown after the Super Bowl is over with. Castaing feels that the Ford Field area has siphoned attention away from the Midtown area to prepare for the sea of out-of-towners expected for February’s Detroit Super Bowl. Full Story Back to Top
9-9-05 Terry Chasteen Trains Dancers for Gay Events (Washington Blade - Washington, DC) There are gay-friendly lessons held several nights a week at Remingtons, D.C.’s gay country-western bar on Capitol Hill. While the steps of line dances, like the “cowboy cha-cha,” are the same everywhere individuals perform them, couple dancing, like the two-step or country waltz, is a bit different for gay partners. "I think it’s important that we both lead and follow,” says Terry Chasteen, a gay professional dance instructor and coordinator of Dance Team D.C., which is training to bring a squad next year to both the Gay Games in Chicago and the Out Games in Montreal. Both events will feature competitive country-western dancing for the first time. Full Story Back to Top
9-8-05 Lisa Castagna Fires Employee for Berating Gay Muslims (Southern Voice - Atlanta, GA) Those present said the employee, an African-American woman wearing a traditional Muslim head covering, yelled at and berated them. The woman said it was not possible to be gay and Muslim, and that the attendees would burn in hell, witnesses said. Lisa Castagna, general manager of the hotel, confirmed the incident, and said Wednesday that the employee had been terminated. Castagna said the hotel was still investigating the matter and had not yet met with a leader of the group. "This is between us and the group,” Castagna said. “We're planning to talk to them." She anticipated meeting with the group before the end of the week. Full Story Back to Top
9-8-05 Madeleine Castaing Influences Collector (Los Angeles Times - CA) "I call this Madeleine Castaing goes surfing," says Virtue, an homage to the Parisian designer whose ceramics, glassware and spirit fill the room. Her love of color combinations like blue and green and her affinity for palm trees shocked many 1930s contemporaries. Full Story Back to Top
9-7-05 Jim and Pam Chastain Encourage Their Dog to Swim for Charity (Hutchinson News - Hutchinson, KS) Every breed from golden retrievers to Labradors to tiny dachshunds splashed about in the pool. Then, in walked Rose, a head-turner. The cream-colored standard poodle with pom-poms from top to bottom stood back and observed. As Jim Chastain tried to encourage Rose into the pool, Pam Chastain explained that the poodle liked water, but in the privacy of her home. "She's doing better than she did last year," Pam Chastain said. "We pumped her up about coming." Full Story Back to Top
9-5-05 Chad Chastain Seeks New Home for No-Drug or Alcohol Music Venue (The Ledger - Lakeland, FL) Once again, Lakeland's teen music scene is in flux. But Chad Chastain, 23, who made MB3 possible, is looking for a new home for local indie rockers and emerging bands from around the country. "What we want is a safe venue for kids with a P.A. system and a stage," says Chastain. His wife Ellen Chastain nods her head. "Kids go anywhere and everywhere just to find a place to play. It shouldn't be like that." Full Story Back to Top
9-4-05 Interior Designer Identifies with Madeleine Castaing (Chicago Tribune - United States) Like her idol, the late, gloriously eccentric French decorator Madeleine Castaing, Coyle uses colors and patterns that might sound jarring together, but turn out to be strikingly pretty. She keeps a picture of herself taken outside Castaing's former Paris shop for motivation, and she defines her own color sense as derived from a pack of Necco Wafers. Her rooms are dipped in shades of green, purple, orange, pink and a porridgey brown..."Madeleine Castaing's rooms were so glamorous-Old World with a kind of faded elegance. Her forms were always classic but alive with color," says Coyle. Full Story Back to Top
9-2-05 Photographer Customizes Million Dollar Condo at View@Chastain Condominiums (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) "When I saw this spectacular space only a mile from our house, I came home and told my wife, 'We're moving,' " said Kevin Wolman with a laugh. The former interior designer, who now devotes his time to brokering photography, was immediately won over by the View@Chastain, a new 10-story midrise on Roswell Road. Atlantans with long memories will know it as the lot where the old Boston Seafood Party once stood, across from Johnny's Hideaway. Units there are priced from the $200,000s to the $500,000s. But Wolman's imagination didn't stop at half a million dollars, nor did it stop with just one unit. He opted instead to combine two eight-floor plans into a 2,900-square-foot showcase for his photography that is now worth more than $1 million. Full Story Back to Top
8-29-05 JoAnn Castano Organizes Victims Group Against Problem Home Builder (Times Herald-Record - Middletown, NY) They tell stories of delays and excuses, of shoddy work and contractors who show up for a day or two and then disappear, of promises broken and money lost. Several took out construction loans with HSBC Bank – at Papamichael's urging – and have been charged thousands of dollars in penalties because their homes weren't done on time...Castano, who worked with Papamichael for years and considered him a friend, was the first to fire him...In December, Castano hosted a meeting of about 15 Papamichael customers who heard she had fired the builder. "We all started driving around the community and finding other homes he was building and contacted each other," explained DeFreese, who helped organize the meeting. "It was a bunch of people who got together to brainstorm, 'How do we save our money? How do we get Chris to finish our homes?' " Full Story
8-29-05 Jessica Chastain Plays Charlotte in Blackbeard ( - USA) Blackbeard has an airdate in June, according to the Hallmark Channel. The mini-series has been in production now since July 25 over in Thailand. Now it's getting the first media roll-out -- confirming actors and putting out press releases. Today's Hollywood Reporter gives it big play, focusing on the four of the stars: Angus McFadyen, Stacy Keach, Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward...Jessica Chastain plays Charlotte, Maynard's love interest, and a pawn in Blackbeard's deadly game. Full Story
8-29-05 Katie Castagna Joins Council to Curb Teen Drinking (Marin Independent-Journal - San Rafael, CA) Katie Castagna, 16, of San Anselmo said she joined the San Rafael youth council a year ago after hearing about it in a school presentation. Castagna said she supports the environmental approach because it "makes adults more accountable" and it's "taking the blame off of kids...I was concerned about my peers and I didn't think I could do it on my own," said Castagna, a student at College of Marin, about joining the youth council. "I thought it was a good way to make a difference." Full Story
8-28-05 Triplets Run in Chasteen Family (Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY) When Willie, Wilbert and Willard Chasteen were born in 1927, they created quite a stir as Louisville's first triplet boys...Multiple births were the hot topic at the Chasteen family reunion in Shepherdsville on July 31, when Willard and Wilbert got to meet the family's newest set of triplets -- their 2-year-old great-great-nieces Victoria, Jenna and Brittany Sanders of Clayton, N.C. Full Story
8-27-05 Catalina Castana Paid to Look Good at Celebrity Functions ( - Fort Lauderdale, FL) As the petite, Colombian-born beauty weaved through the crowd during last year's MTV Video Music Awards party, heads turned...Catalina Castana, 25, a tanned, toned brunette, is not a famous singer or actress. Paparazzi do not trail her down the street. She is among dozens of good-looking locals hired to attend all the "it" parties whenever glitterati come to Miami, as they have this weekend for Sunday's VMA bash...Castana, an aspiring actress who gets paid up to $30 an hour to grace parties with her beauty, is booked for this weekend. Today she will appear at a South Beach fete featuring popular DJ Juan Duva...A former waitress from Tampa, Castana moved to Miami with dreams of becoming a soap opera star. "When I was living in Tampa, everyone was telling me I had to move to Miami for the opportunities," she said. Full Story
8-20-05 Chastain-Skillman Helps Booming Florida City Plan for Future (The Ledger - Lakeland, FL) Green said Chastain-Skillman's presentation will help the city prioritize the improvements, identify the deadlines and evaluate costs. Chastain-Skillman is also completing an impact study so the city can determine the amount impact fees will need to be increased to help pay for growth-related projects, Green said. Full Story
8-19-05 Pat Castagna Named 2005 Outstanding Older Worker (TheDay (subscription) - New London, CT) Castagna, now 84 and a long way from his 25 cents-a-day beginnings, was recently named the 2005 Outstanding Older Worker from Rhode Island, an award sponsored by Experience Works, a national nonprofit organization that promotes the hiring and training of workers over 65. Experience Works gave him a four-night, five-day trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the September award banquet with other state winners. Full Story
8-14-05 Rev. Robert Castagna Leads Scientology Community Ministry (Boston Globe - United States) The Rev. Robert Castagna, who heads the Dorchester operation and was ordained by the Church of Scientology, said he doesn't pay much attention to the controversy that has touched on the religion and its stance against antidepressant drugs. He said he just wants to help a community that he believes needs help, as part of the Church of Scientology's outreach. Full Story
8-12-05 Norma Chastain Helps Provide Free Shoes for Kids (Hood County News - Granbury, TX) Four days a week, Chastain gathers with parents and children in the Wal-Mart shoe department. The parents exchange vouchers for footwear...The most popular footwear, Chastain said, are “walking shoes, sneakers. And most of the kids want the ones that have lights in them. They’re pretty, and they’re also serviceable...“We have 45 kids a day,” Chastain said. “That’s not families. That’s kids. We had a family today with nine children. That’s nine pair of shoes.” Full Story
8-11-05 Artist Paul Castagna to Discuss His Paintings on Display (Ironwood Daily Globe - Ironwood, MI) Castagna will talk about his paintings on display at the coffee shop. The paintings, peopled with famous faces and anonymous nudes, were painted 10 to 15 years ago. They were stored in Colorado with a friend, who recently delivered them to the painter. Some make political statements; others are abstract. Full Story
8-6-05 Leanne Chasteen Starts New Children's Theater Group to Replace Lost Program ( (subscription) - Memphis, TN) New Day's mission is identical to that of Morgan Woods -- allowing children to run the show, on stage and off, with some adult supervision. "It is not adult theater that includes children," said New Day organizer Leanne Chasteen of Collierville. This spring, Germantown aldermen cut $80,000 earmarked in the city's budget for Morgan Woods's operation...Although she was disappointed in the decision to close Morgan Woods, Chasteen said, "We are just moving forward. There are no hard feelings. All that's gone." Full Story
8-5-05 Wanda Shasteen Loses Her Pants in Huntsville (WAFF - Huntsville, AL) Wanda Shasteen sells high-end ladies clothes for a living. And she dresses the part every day for work. So when Wanda went to pick up 13 pair of her designer pants at Whitesburg Cleaners on Drake Avenue in Huntsville , she was furious that seven of them were missing. "I trusted them when I took my clothes in there," Shasteen says...Upon request, Wanda presented a receipt to Whitesburg Cleaners showing the full amount for her pants. But she says the store told her that wasn't enough. "They said I had to have another receipt which I got from my store manager and she wrote what I could replace them for was $465, so they gave me a $377.50 check and said that was all they was going to give me and I feel like that's unfair. Full Story
7-25-05 Tim and Joni Castine Among Thousands Affected by Industrial Pollutant MTBE (Bloomberg - USA) "Am I flammable?'' Joni Castine, 50, asked with tears in her eyes as members of New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services stood in her home. For more than two years, Castine, her husband Tim and seven of their children have been living with water that contains up to 850 times New Hampshire's recommended level of methyl tertiary butyl ether, a gasoline additive that seeps into groundwater, often from storage tanks and junked cars. Although they drink bottled water, MTBE has turned their clothes, sinks and bathtubs orange and has given Castine sores in her mouth from brushing her teeth. Full Story
7-25-05 Kim Castagno Manages Audubon Refuge in Rhode Island (Woonsocket Call - Woonsocket, RI) The main attraction of the 125-acre sanctuary is roughly a mile’s worth of trails that snake through the Powder Mill Ledges preserve, meandering past a variety of wildlife habitats, according to Kim Castagno, the refuge manager. "There are trails through meadows, woodlands and a little bit of piney woodlands, too," says Castagno. "They’re easy trails, too, great for families. But they take you through a bunch of habitats, which is nice."...Named for a gunpowder mill which existed in the area in the 1800s, the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge is located on land donated to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island in the early 1980s. Full Story
7-23-05 Nancy Chastang Hits Repairman with Guitar Because He Won't Listen (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks, AK) Nancy Ellen Hutson-Chastang, 50, of Big Lake was charged with fourth-degree assault based on an allegation she hit a repairman with a guitar last weekend after he told her he didn't want to hear about her ex-husband anymore, court records stated. Full Story
7-17-05 Shannon Chastine Meets Kid Rock Up Close (Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron, MI) Monzo and her friend Shannon Chastine of Port Huron were the first in line of about 25 or 30 fans that got a chance to get up close and personal with the famed Detroit artist. "We like that he's from Detroit," Chastine said. "Someone from here actually made it." Full Story
7-16-05 Chris Chastain Describes Symptoms and Treatment of Sleep Apnea (North County Times - Escondido, CA) Sleep disorders can affect people at all ages, from 3 years old to 100, said Chris Chastain, director of operations for West Coast Sleep Diagnostics. Chastain, an X-ray technician, specializes in children with sleep disorders...Just because you snore doesn't automatically mean you have sleep apnea, Chastain said. A major symptom of sleep apnea is excessive daytime sleepiness, he said. Spouses and partners of people with this kind of sleep disorder can also be sleep-deprived because they're often kept awake by the snoring, he added. "Sometimes, after we treat the patient, the spouse starts sleeping better, too," he said. Full Story
7-10-05 Teen Music Writer Nicole Castagna Dreams of Music Career (Staten Island Advance - Staten Island, NY) For Nicole Castagna of Oakwood, music isn't just a part of her life -- it is her life. The 17-year-old, who actually has a music studio in her backyard, is a composer...She wrote her first song, "Back in Virginia," when she was 10. "I don't know where it came from. It was like a folk song and it only had four lines. It was a silly song that my friends would sing along to. It was kind of funny," Nicole remembered. So far, she's written seven songs, one of which was featured in Tech's Junior-Freshman Sing 2005 show. A ballad titled "I Ask You Why." Full Story
7-2-05 Pat Castagna Named 2005 Outstanding Older Worker (Westerly Sun - Westerly, RI) Pasquale "Pat" Castagna has been named Rhode Island's 2005 Outstanding Older Worker, marking the second consecutive year a Westerly resident has been honored. Castagna, 83...was honored through Experience Works, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the value of older Americans in the workforce. Full Story
7-2-05 Kress Architecture Expert Robert Kevin Chastine Discusses Unique Chain ( - Baton Rouge, LA) These days. it's commonly accepted that chain stores will operate in big-box outlets that all look alike, and all look pretty bad. At their best, the big-box stores are merely plain; at their worst, they're militantly ugly. But that's not how Kress did business, as Baton Rouge listeners were reminded recently during a visit by Robert Kevin Chastine, a scholar of Kress store architecture..."These Depression-era stores," said Chastine, "became instant landmarks in cities across America, because of their modern art deco designs with regionally and locally influenced ornamentation. These buildings represent an important part of America's commercial architectural history and the developments of Main Streets." Full Story
6-17-05 Kimberly Chastain Releases Book on Parenting (ArriveNet (press release) - Castle Rock, CO) Kimberly Chastain's new book, Help!!! My Pre-Teen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!!! is a sensational book providing practical answers and steps to help you survive and enjoy your kid's preteen and teenage years...Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Life Coach. She has been working with families and adolescents for over 18 years...If you are looking for answers to how to survive as a parent of a preteen or teenager, then her site and book are just what you need. The site offers free articles, tips and answers you've been waiting for. Full Story
6-15-05 A. P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation Funds Opera House (CNN International - USA) Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, Denmark's wealthiest citizen, offered to write a check to give the Danes an opera house that would set a standard for decades to come...He donated $440 million from the A. P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, which was set up by his father, for Copenhagen's new opera house -- called the Operaen...The donation was formalized in August 2000 and architect Henning Larsen was handed the commission after success with other Møller projects. The brief was to design a landmark that would reflect the character of the Danish people. Full Story
6-11-05 Adiela Castano Becomes U.S. Citizen with Help From IIC Inc (Stamford Advocate - Stamford, CT) When she arrived in Stamford, a friend told her about the International Institute of Connecticut Inc. The Bridgeport-based agency helped Castano get her American citizenship papers, showed her how to sponsor her mother, her five brothers and her oldest daughter and is still assisting her with paperwork for her Colombian husband, she said. For a small fee, the organization also translated documents such as her marriage license and her brothers' birth certificates. Full Story
6-9-05 Elaine Chastain Chooses to Die at Home Among Family (Houston Chronicle - Houston, TX) Chastain entered the emergency room at a Fort Worth hospital on Feb. 8, 2003, with stomach pain: "It felt like a knife going through me." Doctors gave her pain medication and ran tests. When Chastain went to her doctor March 10, she was told she had pancreatic cancer and that, with treatment, she might live nine months. After living more than a year longer than the experts had predicted, Chastain decided that she did not want to die at the hospital. "At this point, each day is a miracle," Chastain said. "This is a wonderful celebration of life. My regret is what I'm leaving behind: my family, my husband, not what I'm facing. What I'm facing is nothing." Full Story
5-24-05 BellSouth Sponsors 2005 Classic Chastain Concert Series (Yahoo News (press release) - USA) The campaign includes a "Classic Central" micro-Web site ( ) which will serve as the central location for all components of the program including: concert dates and information, links to BellSouth products and services, and a registration area for a number of prizes to be given away to visitors of the site..."The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is proud to have BellSouth as one of its major sponsors of the 2005 Classic Chastain Concert Series," said Paul Hogle, vice president of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. "BellSouth has been a tremendous partner for the past five years. This continued support of Classic Chastain is a testament to BellSouth's ongoing interest and commitment to supporting those institutions and projects that year after year contribute to Atlanta's quality of life." Full Story
5-20-05 Chad Chastain Brings Lakeland Band Back Home for Concert (The Ledger - Lakeland, FL) "It's a great opportunity for people to see what the museum has to offer, see the bands that are there and make an evening of it," Chastain says..."We've got so much talent in this town and no venues to show it in," says Ellen Chastain, education coordinator at the museum and Chad Chastain's wife...Along with the melodic, indie-rock sounds of Summerbirds in the Cellar and the Lakeland group All Ages, the show will offer the more punk-oriented music of Luxembourg and the California-based Doses of Adolescence. "I want to let people hear new types of music and let the local bands that are doing so well get a chance to perform in front of their friends and family in town," Chad Chastain says. Full Story
5-18-05 Preservationist Kevin Chastine Optimistic on Preserving Historic Civil Rights Site ( - Baton Rouge, LA) Kevin Chastine, a preservationist who has spent years researching the history of the Kress company and its buildings and how they've been brought back to life. "We can do just about anything we can dream up," he said. And because Baton Rouge's Third and Main street location was the site of a 1960s lunch-counter sit-in that helped to end racial segregation at public buildings in the United States, the opportunity is too great to miss, he said...Chastine said the role some of Kress' buildings played in the civil-rights struggle began in Greensboro but quickly spread to Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Kress building's role began in 1960, when seven Southern University students went to the store's lunch counter and, predictably, were refused service. The case springing from their subsequent arrests eventually landed before the U.S. Supreme Court, which reversed Louisiana court decisions upholding "separate but equal" laws. Full Story
5-11-05 Chef Peter Chastain Gives Herb Tips (Bradenton Herald - Bradenton, FL) Chastain's artistry comes from letting his ingredients be - a laissez-faire attitude that often proves deliciously herbaceous. "The more you do to herbs," Chastain says, "the less they do for you." Ideally, Chastain says, you should have your own private stash "and just go snip-snip." The fresher, the better...Deep-frying herbs might seem like heresy, but the cooking method is so quick it develops sweetness and softens the natural bitterness. "Deep-fried sage leaves are delicious things," Chastain says. Try biting into a raw sage leaf and you'll appreciate the difference. Full Story
5-2-05 Ed and Sharon Chastain Surprised at Dowsing Demonstration (Maryville Daily Times - Maryville, TN) Maryville residents Ed and Sharon Chastain were doubtful it would work at first. Later they wrestled with reasons that dowsing might work -- magnetic fields, for instance. Or maybe the wind Sunday pushed the rods in a certain direction. But when he used them, the rods would move over a grave, even against the wind, according to Ed Chastain. Full Story
4-29-05 Melanie Chastain Advocates Open Adoption Partnership with Birth Mothers (Columbia Star - Columbia, SC) “I don’t want my happiness based on the birth mother’s grief,” said Melanie Chastain, a freelance adoption paralegal and adoptive mother. “I’d rather have my birth mother know how my son is doing.” Open adoption, a process by which a relationship is formed between the birth mother and adoptive parents, has been around for over 20 years, but it is still widely unknown. Chastain is a strong advocate of open adoption. She adopted her son, Tyler, through open adoption in 1993. “The children have a complete birth story, not a ‘how I was got’ story,” said Chastain. Full Story
4-28-05 Lynda Bolen Chastain's Art Class Includes 93 Year Old Artist (Thomasville Times - Thomasville, AL) "Miss Minnie" better known to all of her china-painting classmates, paints weekly at the studio of china painter-teacher Lynda Bolen Chastain in Jackson...Beverly has been taking china-painting lessons from Chastain since 1991. Prior to that she was a pupil of Shasta's mother, the late Pauline Boolean of Jackson. Full Story
4-27-05 Brent Chasteen Helps Cincinnati's Homeless (Wired News - USA) In Cincinnati, downtown businesses and property owners pay a voluntary tax that raises $1.6 million annually for various services, including $50,000 for Brent Chasteen's social worker position. Chasteen walks through the downtown and tells the homeless about sandwich shops where they can get something to eat under deals he has worked out. He is friendly but firm as he warns the homeless of a city ordinance that outlaws aggressive panhandling. Full Story
4-17-05 Neil Chastain is Both Artistic and Musical Director of New Production (Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH) Because Chastain is now serving as both artistic and music director, the ensemble's composer-musicians will play a more visible role in the new show. In the past, they created works in collaboration with the group's choreographer-dancers but stayed in the background during performances. In "Imbue," three percussionists will provide dancelike visual elements as they perform Chastain's "seen and heard." Inspired by ritualistic techniques the composer studied in a workshop with Japanese master drummer Eitetsu Hayashi. Full Story
3-31-05 Ronnie Clay Chastain Memorial Bridge Named for Deceased Youth (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) Ronnie Clay Chastain's last words were, "Come on in, it's awesome." The 17-year-old had jumped twice into the Little River tributary on Lake Allatoona. It was a hot, August day and the 6-foot-4 teen was just a few weeks away from starting his junior year at Cherokee High School. Robin Dixon, his older sister, said it was his first trip to the popular spot where teens challenge each other to leap 30 feet off the cliff into the water below. On Ronnie's third jump, he tried a somersault and landed hard on his stomach. Full Story
3-24-05 Barbara Chasteen Campbell Keynotes Cancer Crusade Meeting (Memphis Democrat - Memphis, MO) The Scotland County Unit of the American Cancer Society will hear from a local educator at the group’s annual Cancer Crusade Kick-Off dinner to be held at Keith’s Cafe April 6th at 6:30 p.m. Barbara Chasteen Campbell, a long-time teacher and coach at Scotland County R-I High School will address the meeting. Full Story
3-22-05 Stake President Leroy Chastain Says Mormons Will Cooperate on Traffic (Bend Bulletin - Bend, OR) Leroy Chastain, stake president for Mormons in Bend, said that traffic was the top concern from neighbors at a public hearing about their project a couple of years ago. The Mormons have therefore been planning to work with the other churches to prevent backups... Chastain said that the lot will not remain barren. The Latter-day Saints plan to restore pines and other decorative trees as part of professional landscaping. "We'll be putting back 140 trees on the property," he said. Full Story
3-22-05 Chastain Beach Set to Open (Stuart News - Stuart, FL) Santa Lucea Beach, north of the House of Refuge, will open when the county marks the completion of the $6 million reconstruction of MacArthur Boulevard at 4 p.m. Thursday. Meanwhile, the two other public swimming areas on the hurricane-damaged road — Chastain and Bathtub Reef beaches — are set to officially reopen Friday at 9 a.m., when county lifeguards again will be on duty, Park Planner Kevin Landry said. Full Story
3-20-05 Re-Opening of Chastain Beach and Others Will End Sneaking Surfers (Stuart News - Stuart, FL) With his board clutched firmly under one arm, surfer Paul March doesn't care who sees him walking MacArthur Boulevard after he catches a few waves at Fletcher Beach — one of three still closed since September's hurricanes. But it's a covert operation. "We park at the Marriott and walk down there on the beach."...March — and others who ignore the closed beach signs — must dodge off-duty sheriff's deputies. Full Story
3-15-05 Michael Chastain Discovers Camping Buddy Matthew McConaughey (Kansas City Star - MO) Michael Chastain, a boilermaker from North Carolina...was parked just down the road from McConaughey's. Shortly after the movie star set up camp Friday, the goateed Chastain, in bib overalls and ball cap, wandered over to say howdy. Chastain was surprised to learn his new neighbor was a celebrity. “You know, I haven't seen one of his movies,” Chastain said Monday. “But he didn't hold that against me. He's about as down to earth a person as I ever met.” Sunday morning the two went fishing. “Then I tried to teach him to ride my unicycle...,” Chastain said. Full Story
3-5-05 Ed Chasteen Helps Run Aryan Nations Out of Kansas City (Kansas City Star - MO) “As it was with me, the new headquarters will reside with where the national director resides,” Juba said. “The Kansas address is no longer valid, and all reading this should disregard it from this point forward.” Local officials and civil rights leaders were delighted at the news...When Ed Chasteen heard that Aryan Nations was leaving, he sent an e-mail to supporters of HateBusters, of which he is president. “Praise God,” he wrote. “We have been spared a national embarrassment. The nation will know that we love and care for one another.” Rather than cancel a protest rally he had scheduled for noon on Monday, Chasteen decided to transform the gathering into a victory rally. Full Story
2-18-05 Janay Castine Does Not Mention Strong Georgia Roots (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) At first, it seemed like the ATL could claim Janay Castine and Bo Bice, who both have made it into the crop of 24 finalists. Castine's hometown is listed on the as Lawrenceville, while Bice's is listed as Atlanta. But neither singer mentioned Atlanta in their video clips, now included on the "Idol" Web site. Castine, 17, says she is "originally from East Palo Alto, California." Full Story
2-17-05 Janay Castine Makes American Idol Cut for Final 24 (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA) The "American Idol" judges have decided to keep Janay Castine in the competition. Now it's viewers' turn. Janay, 17, is now one of 24 finalists — 12 male and 12 female — who will begin appearing on the show next week, after which viewers will decide with their phone or text-message votes. Full Story
2-12-05 Mark Chasteen Challenges Whether Any Artist Has Five Great Albums (Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY) Chasteen piped up the other night with this provocative little jewel: "Name one rock band that has made five truly great albums," he said. "Not three great ones and a couple of really good ones. Five great ones." Easy. Let's start with the Beatles. "Rubber Soul," "Revolver," "Help!" "Abbey Road" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." OK, actually, "Sgt. Pepper's" is overrated, and there are some pretty questionable songs on "Abbey Road." So are there five absolutely, indisputably great Beatles albums? Maybe not. Full Story
2-6-05 Fourth Jeff Chastang Play Opens (Ann Arbor News - Ann Arbor, MI) In 2001, Wild Swan Theater commissioned Detroit playwright Jeff Chastang to write a play about Michigan's involvement in the underground railroad. Based on true events, "Along the Tracks" told the story of three adolescent runaway slaves who are separated from their parents while journeying to Canada and freedom. "Tracks" was such a success that Chastang penned a sequel, "Along the Tracks Part Two," which will have its stage premiere this week. Full Story
1-26-05 Multiple Sclerosis Society Presents Award to Ed Chasteen (Kansas City Star (subscription) - Kansas City, MO) The Mid-America chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will present its annual MS Achievement Award at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Second Baptist Church, 309 E. Franklin St. in Liberty. The recipient of this year's award is Ed Chasteen of Liberty. Chasteen is a 20-year veteran of the MS-150 Bicycle Tour in Kansas City. The bicycle ride is conducted annually to raise money for research to combat the neurological disease of multiple sclerosis. Full Story
1-15-05 Citizens Concerned Over House Plans Along Bayou Castine (Times Picayune - New Orleans, LA) A Baton Rouge investment broker's plan to build a house on pristine land along Bayou Castine in Mandeville has some residents in the area worried about the trees and concerned that public access to the bayou will be cut off. About a dozen residents showed up at a meeting of the city Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday. Full Story
1-11-05 Paul Thomas Chesteen Engaged ( Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellis of Brandon announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Teresa Brooke, to Paul Thomas Chesteen of Greenwood, son of Carla Mims Chesteen of Greenwood and Mike T. Chesteen of Moss Point. Full Story
1-10-05 Kevin Chastine Speaks in Nashville (Nashville City Paper - Nashville, TN) Kevin Chastine speaks on the similarities between the Kress building downtown and the Parthenon at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Parthenon, Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave. Reservations: 862-8431. Free. Full Story
1-9-05 Dean Leon Chestang Reflects on Confederate Flag (The Tennessean - Nashville, TN) ''When people have Confederate license tags or display the flag on their cars or home, it might be pride in the Confederacy for Southern whites, but I think to most blacks, it's a symbol of segregation, racism and all the negative things about the South,'' said Leon Chestang, then dean of the School of Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit. Chestang, a native of Mobile, Ala., added that he views the displaying of the Confederate flag ''as a coded way of expressing hostility toward blacks. Now, I don't know that is what everyone intends, but it is certainly my experience in terms of how I feel.'' Full Story
1-9?-05 Amanda Chastain Recognized For Interview Presentation in Pageant (Asheboro Courier Tribune - Asheboro, NC) Other contestants in the two-day pageant were Amanda Chastain, Jennifer Gregson, Allison Hester, Jessica Jacobs, Jennifer Jones, Hannah Kiefer, Sarah King, Sara Snow, Kimberly Thompson, Paige Wainright and Ashanti White. Individuals recognized as leaders among the non-finalists were Chastain for her presentation during the interview portion of the elimination and, in the talent portion, Kiefer, Hester and Thompson. Full Story
1-3?-05 Dee Chastain's Son Not Killed in Tsunami as Feared (Tampa Bay's 10 - St. Petersburg, FL) Chastain's 24 year old son Nick sent an e-mail saying he was fine and not in Thailand as his mom had feared. Instead, he was in Vietnam with his girlfriend. Full Story
1-1-05 Has Dee Chastain's Son Been Killed in the Tsunami? (St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, FL) The last time Dee Chastain heard from her youngest son was Dec. 19. Nick Amheiser, a 24-year-old English teacher in Japan, told his mother he would vacation in Thailand, India and Vietnam over the Christmas holidays...Since the tsunamis hit, Chastain has called the U.S. State Department, relief agencies and anyone else she thinks can help. She sits by her phone at home, drinking coffee and waiting. Full Story
1-1-05 Brent Chasteen Saves Lives of Homeless (Kentucky Post - Covington, KY) "Joe" is Joe Young, a homeless man found dead in Covington Christmas Eve under a railroad viaduct, where he apparently froze to death...Downtown Cincinnati Inc. hired a social worker to help people get help. "When police come across somebody now, they call me," said Brent Chasteen, social service outreach coordinator for DCI. "I try to keep in contact with people -- in hopes that someday when they're ready to take another step, we'll be there to help." Full Story
12-30-04 Opera Singer Jody Chastain to Spoof Country Song for New Years (Longview Daily News - Longview, WA) Up on the stage, the entertainment will range from jazz to opera. About 55 local folks will perform in 29 acts directed by Don Correll, the drama instructor at Lower Columbia College, and opera instructor Sue Hinshaw. Ryan Heller, conductor of the Southwest Washington Symphony, will lead the backup band. "It's twice as much as what we did before," Hinshaw said. "There's a lot of comedy numbers." "It's a real 'up' show," Heller added. "A champagne bubbler."...No Mozart, however, from professional opera singer Jody Chastain. He'll spoof a country song in "God Bless my SUV." Full Story
12-30-04 Joe Chastain Gardens for Charity (Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL) Joe Chastain, has a marvelous gift with plants. "I have a green thumb," the Englewood resident explained. "It's really easy for me." Chastain is retired, lives in Tangerine Woods and really enjoys helping others...Chastain also put his green thumb to use at a fund-raiser for the nonprofit organization. Chastain sold his plants at the annual sale at Tangerine Woods and donated all the money raised to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Full Story
12-27-04 Brandi Chastain to Participate in Celebrity Poker Showdown Charity Show ( This season's mixture of new and veteran players features Jason Alexander, Nicolas Gonzales, Allison Janney, Chris Kattan and Mary McCormack (all in Week Two), Lacey Chabert, Bonnie Hunt, J. K. Simmons, Robert Wagner and Scott Wolf (in Week Three), Brandi Chastain, Camryn Manheim, Colin Quinn, Tom Verica and Kevin Weisman (in Week Four) and Heather Graham, Jesse Metcalfe, Andrea Parker, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Fred Willard. Full Story
12-16-04 Chastain Beach Repair From Hurricane Delayed (Stuart News - Stuart, FL) Because of the restoration work along MacArthur Boulevard, Chastain and Bathtub beaches will not be under repair until some time next year. Both facilities are being used as staging areas for the road work, which is expected to be completed in March. Full Story
12-16-04 Salvation Army Captain Robyn Chastain Confirms Toy Crisis from Hurricanes (Daytona Beach News-Journal - Daytona, FL) Capt. Robyn Chastain, commanding officer with her husband, John, for the Salvation Army in West Volusia, said the demand for toys has increased this year from families in outer area such as Seville, Pierson and Osteen. She is worried about meeting the need..."Just about every one of them lost a job or income due to the hurricanes," Chastain said. "We are seeing all walks of life, from the homeless to people who would normally never see themselves in this position." Full Story
12-13 Chastain Faith Smith Deceased at 85 (Elk Valley Times - Fayetteville, TN) Chastain Faith Smith, 85, of Tishomingo, Miss., formerly of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (Dec. 8, 2004) in Mississippi. She was a native of Mississippi and the daughter of the late Paul and Flora Paden Finch. She was a homemaker and member of the Tishomingo Methodist Church. Full Story
12-10-04 Debbie Chatagnier Elected Corresponding Secretary ( - Biloxi, MS) The Krewe of Hera Mardi Gras Organization is a South Mississippi women's Carnival association that was founded in 1985. Hera's membership is limited to 225 women. Officers were elected at Hera's annual general membership meeting, which was held March 8 at the Biloxi Yacht Club. . . Debbie Chatagnier, corresponding secretary. Full Story
12-10-04 Pastor Lisa Chastain's Church Gives 2000 Christmas Bikes (Tucson Citizen - Tucson, AZ) Christmas will arrive early for 2,000 needy children who will begin to receive free bikes and helmets this week. Victory Assembly of God Church sponsors the holiday giveaway for children ages 3 to 12. Mayor Bob Walkup will hand out some of the bikes at the North Side church tomorrow. This is the eighth year of the bike giveaway, which started with just 50 bicycles, said Lisa Chastain, pastor of the church. Full Story
12-9-04 Hurricanes Uncover Ancient Indian Graves Near Chastain Beach ( - Fort Lauderdale, FL) Just north of Chastain Beach, where beachgoers found three Ais Indian graves uncovered by the hurricanes, Seminole shaman Bobby Henry on Wednesday performed a ceremony to bring peace back to the island's spirits. Full Story
12-8-04 Australian Water Advocate Rose Castine Sees Fruit of Her Effort (Clare Northern Argus - Clare, South Australia) The tap was turned on and reticulated Murray Water splashed out of two sprinklers on the Watervale Oval last Friday, culminating many years of expectation and lobbying. SA Water chief executive officer Anne Howe officiated at the ceremony, helped by one of the driving forces behind the scheme Watervale resident Rose Castine. Full Story
12-2-04 Tenor Terry Chasteen Solos in Messiah (Peoria Journal Star - Peoria, IL) A 17-piece orchestra including organ and harpsichord will accompany the chorus and four professional soloists: Sherezade Panphaki, soprano; Elizabeth Buckley, mezzo-soprano; Terry Chasteen, tenor; and Pete Hagglund, baritone. The 70-member Galesburg Community Chorus is in its 60th year. Full Story
11-29 Chastain Road Homes Devastated After Eight Inch Rain (Carolina - Greenville, SC) Her home is a bit higher than it was when the July rains came -- about 10 feet higher, to be exact. Williams' home is one of four on Chastain Drive to be raised to help keep it out of the path of future floodwaters. Full Story
11-28-04 Ed Chasteen Receives National Multiple Sclerosis Society Achievement Award (Kansas City Star (subscription) - Kansas City, MO) Chasteen, 69, received the 2004 MS Achievement Award from the national society. He was selected based on activities and accomplishments over the past three years and his ability to inspire others. His initiative, resourcefulness and perseverance in coping with and adapting to the disease also were considered. Full Story
11-21-04 Chastine Drive Turns to Mud (The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg, VA) On rainy days, the road is slippery and muddy; you can actually feel your car sliding. It is disgusting, especially in winter. You fear you'll end up in one of the ditches on an especially bad day. During the many rainy days, we didn't leave our home. Big trucks could actually have gone mud-bogging on our road. Full Story
11-16-04 Brandi Chastain Guest Stars in Jason Alexander's Upcoming "Listen Up" (Daily Facts - Redlands, CA) Two-time Olympic women's soccer gold medalist Brandi Chastain will guest star as herself in the comedy's Nov. 29 episode. Full Story
11-11-04 Chastine Drive Still Not Paved After Promises (The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg, VA) Residents of Chastine Drive in King George have heard this more times than they care to remember. Full Story
11-8-04 Kevin Chastine Promotes Action in Historical Tullahoma (Tullahoma News - Tullahoma, TN) Kevin Chastine, Tennessee Historical Commission certified local government coordinator, said the historic commission is on the right track with its effort Full Story
10-27-04 Jessica Chastain Cast in New Play - Rodney's Wife ( - New York, NY, USA) Jessica Chastain and Jesse Pennington have joined the cast of Rodney's Wife, the new play written and directed by Richard Nelson, at Playwrights Horizons. ... Full Story
10-25-04 Joseph Shasteen Dead at 78 ( - Tullahoma, TN, USA) SHASTEEN, Joseph A., 78, of Tullahoma, died Friday, Oct. ... He was born in Harvey, Ill., the son of Clifford Shasteen Sr. and Ara Ray Shasteen. ... Full Story
10-25-04 Rita Chastain Surprised by 400-pound Black Bear on Porch (WCJB - Gainesville, FL, USA) 73-year-old Rita Chastain, who lives alone, was sleeping soundly with only noise from her oxygen machine echoing through the house. ... Full Story
10-24-04 Amanda Renee Chastain Competes in Miss Kinston-Lenoir County Pageant (Kinston Free Press) Amanda Renee Chastain, graduate, ECU; graduate student, ECU; talent, vocal performance; platform, "Protecting Abused and Neglected Children" Full Story
10-24-04 Chastain Beach Still Closed from Hurricanes (Palm Beach Post) In Martin County, 95 percent of the beaches are open, said Bob Denison, county parks and recreation director. Still closed are Bathtub Reef Park and Bob Graham, Stokes, Chastain and Fletcher beaches. Full Story
10-21-04 Fictional Zack Chasteen Receives Rave Reviews (The News-Press) "Bahamarama" is first of a series starring Zack Chasteen, a former star defensive back for the Florida Gators and Miami Dolphins. According to the publisher's summary, Chasteen is fresh out of prison after being set up . . . Full Story
10-21-04 Sonia Chasteen Fund Provides Wigs and Prostheses for Cancer Patients (Appleton Post Crescent - Appleton, WI, USA) Charitable giving picks up in Valley - Marci Sojka shared a donor's perspective in telling the story of the Sonia Chasteen Memorial Fund, named for her late mother. ... Full Story
10-19-04 Chris Reeve is Gone, Paralyzed Jimmy Chastain Remains (Northeast Georgian - Cornelia, GA, USA) Chris Reeve is gone; others wait for help. But what does all of that mean to Jimmy Chastain? Jimmy Chastain has been locked inside his own body since Nov. ... So did I. So did Stacy Chastain. ... Full Story
10-17-04 Novel Tells Story of Dolphins Linebacker Zack Chasteen ( - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA) Out of prison and into a jam. Former Dolphins linebacker Zack Chasteen spent the past two years in a Florida prison on bogus charges. But his first day of freedom ... Full Story
9-30-04 Vicki Chasteen Honored for Volunteer Work (Palladium-Item - Richmond, IN, United States) Local respite care program honors 16 volunteers. Other volunteers honored included: Karen Beymer, Darrell Watt, Lee McManigal, Linda Orsborn, Vicki Chasteen, Sue Nixon, Chris Nicholson, Bonnie Pierson, Judy ... Full Story
9-26-04 Kathy Chasteen Refuses to Run From Hurricane Jeanne FLORIDA battens down for Jeanne, the fourth hurricane in six weeks (Channel News Asia - Singapore) But Kathy Chasteen, a resident of nearby Vero Beach, said she planned to stay, as her home had already been destroyed. "I'm not running. ... Full Story
9-17-04 William Chasteen Wins Second Place In Art Contest CENTERVILLE photographer cleans up at county fair contests (Palladium-Item - Richmond, IN, United States) In advanced drawing, Harold Brady of Richmond won first place and best advanced drawing with "Way to Calm." William Chasteen of Lynn won second place with ... Full Story
9-10-04 Treasurer Tom Chastain Presents Check to Save Our Ship Group ON saving ships, purple ink and roadwork (Cheboygan Daily Tribune - Cheboygan, MI, USA) In case you missed it, Tom Chastain, treasurer of the USCGC Mackinaw Association, presented Chairman Jim Stevens of the Save Our Ship group with a check for ... Full Story
8-15-04 George Chastain Supports Protection for Environmental/Historical Site (Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach, SC, USA) "What's there [at the house sites] are chimney bases and bricks," said George Chastain, plantation manager at Hobcaw Barony. ... Full Story
8-10-04 Craig Chastain Reports Problem Free Palau Event (Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - Minneapolis, MN, USA) The biggest mess proved to be the cleanup, but even that went smoothly, said Palau spokesman Craig Chastain. He said ... Full Story
8-7-04 Rev. Gordon Chastain Supports Episcopal Same-Sex Blessing Ceremonies (Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, IN, USA) "Priests have been blessing animals, people and objects for years, so I don't see why they can't bless relationships that are healthy," says Chastain who is gay. Full Story
8-4-04 Toddler Josh Chastain Fights Rare Kawasaki Syndrome (WTOC - Savannah, GA, USA) But a high fever for several days was enough to send Josh Chastain's mother to the emergency room with her two year old. ... Full Story
7-30-04 Betty Jean (Shasteen) Henson, 75, Reunites Childhood Gang (Winchester Herald Chronicle - Winchester, TN, USA) Betty Jean (Shasteen) Henson of South High St. remembers it all very well. She was the oldest in her little neighborhood "gang." Full Story
7-29-04 Tyler Chastain, 19, Among Older Members of STARS 2000 (Walnut Creek Journal - Walnut Creek, CA, USA) Tyler Chastain, 19, of Walnut Creek marks his fourth STARS 2000 production with "Into the Woods." After a series of "big dance musicals" with large casts, he ... Full Story
7-27-04 George Chastain of Baruch Foundation Concerned for Environment (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - Atlanta, GA, USA) George Chastain, plantation manager for the Baruch Foundation, said the foundation is not claiming the land, but wants payment from Pate. Full Story
7-24-04 Craig Chastain Provides Update on Palau Festival (Pioneer Press (Subscription) - St. Paul, MN, USA) "With no advance ticket sales, it's impossible to gauge the crowds in advance,'' festival spokesman Craig Chastain said. ... Full Story
7-5-04 Neal Chastain Films Council Meetings for Channel 11 (Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff, AZ, USA) At least in the eyes of Sun City West resident Neal Chastain, whose job it is to film Surprise's council meetings for the city's cable Channel 11. ... Full Story
7-3-04 Red Cross' Misty Chastain Works in HIV Testing (The Herald Tribune Herald Bulletin) Fairgoers ask: Where'd ya get that shirt? Maybe it was the shock value of wearing bright yellow T-shirts with STD boldly printed on the front and circled with the red international "No" symbol. Maybe it was a lingering anxiety about something done in the past ... Full Story
7-3-04 Music Director Neil Chastain Maintains Group (Cleveland Plain Dealer (Subscription) - Cleveland, OH, USA) 10 company members begged founding music director Neil Chastain to keep the group going, and he has vowed to give it his best shot. ... Full Story
7-2-04 Salvation Army Capt. John Chastain of DeLand, Florida (Daytona Beach News-Journal - Daytona, FL, USA) Capt. John Chastain. ... Avenue. The Salvation Army has been active in DeLand since the mid-1980s, Chastain said, and became a corps in 1991... Full Story
6-30-04 Jeffrey Chastain Elected President (Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA, USA) Elected by chapter members were: Jeffrey L. Chastain - President: Mr. Chastain is Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications at Transocean Inc. Full Story
6-26-04 Tiffany Lynn Chastain to Wed Matthew Lamar Thaxton (Victoria Advocate Chastain-Thaxton) Fred Chastain of Victoria and Sharon Diers of San Antonio announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Lynn Chastain of Houston, to Matthew Lamar Thaxton of Houston, son of Bobby Thaxton and Virginia Moreau, both of Houston. Full Story
6-24-04 Erma Chastain Part of Medical Telemonitoring Program News 14 Charlotte Nurses monitor vital signs from afar - Erma Chastain is just one of about 19 patients who use a telemonitoring device every day. A nurse used to visit Chastain twice a week at her home. Full Story
6-21-04 CHASTAIN Park Amphitheatre Meets Code Requirements (Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - Atlanta, GA, USA) Chastain Park Amphitheatre is in compliance with the Atlanta fire code, Fire Department officials said Monday. ... Chastain can accommodate more than 6,500 people. ... Full Story
6-17-04 Ann Chesteen Home Damaged in Altamonte Storm ( FL Storms Cause Ruckus In Seminole County One homeowner, Ann Chesteen, was sitting in her family room when a tree came crashing through her roof. Pieces of Chesteen's ceiling were scattered everywhere. Full Story
6-16-04 Mary Blaine Chastain, Famed for Romantic Wedding, Dies at 98 (Akron Beacon Journal) One-way trip to Akron was to wed. By Marilyn Miller. The first time that Mary Blaine Chastain set foot in Akron was in 1985, at age 80. Full Story
6-14-04 Christina Chastain Home Plagued by Neighborhood Sewage Problem (WLOX) Vancleave Neighbors Still Face Sewage Frustrations - I just wish we would have known about it before we moved out here. 'Cause we're trying to sell and we can't even sell it " said Christina Chastain. Full Story
6-13-04 Senior Zac Chastain Named Best Jazz Soloist (Press & Sun-Bulletin) Musical groups take prizes - Senior Zac Chastain was named best jazz soloist for his alto saxophone solo in the piece Sapphire Eyes. Full Story
6-12-04 Successful Dog Park Project Committee Chair Susanne Chastain News-Leader Dogs to get their park on Catalpa - Dog park's official site will be in Loren Street Park. The cat's out of the bag on the location of Springfield's first dog park. "Our official site is going to be the Loren Street Park site on Catalpa west of Kansas Expressway,"... Full Story
6-11-04 Gospel Rescue Mission Founder Raymond Dale Chastain Sr. Dies at 91 (The Tucson Citizen) OBITUARY A caring man with a ministry of seeing to the needs of Tucson's Depression-era homeless lived long enough to see his ministry grow far beyond his original vision. Full Story
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