High school students put time in a bottle

Schultz, in his written message, said music was included in the capsule to help bridge the gap of time.

"Music has the power to evoke strong memories," said Schultz. "I still remember seeing Jim Morrison and The Doors play at SPAC the year I graduated from BH-BL High School in 1967."

The complete play list on the CD for the 2007 capsule is:

"Nothing Else Matters," by Metallica.

"Drop it like it's Hot," by Snoop Dogg.

"It's not Over," by Daughtry.

"Not Ready to Make Nice," by Dixie Chicks.

"My Immortal," by Evanescence.

"Bad Day," by Fuel.

"Because of You," by Kelly Clarkson.

"Hey Ya," by Outkast.

"Good is Good," by Sheryl Crow.

A quarter, a penny and a photo of the graduating class will also be preserved in the capsule. The kids originally wanted to include high-tech items such as a cell phone or iPod, but were advised they wouldn't stand up to the test of time.

"Anything with batteries would decay and leak acid, compromising everything else in the box," said Reynolds. "We found the items in the 1950s capsule were badly deteriorated, and for that matter, they smelled vile. We won't be including any of the original items in this new capsule."

The state-of-the-art small square box was purchased from a museum company for $350.

"It will certainly last 50 to 100 years, and beyond that, who knows?" said Reynolds. The accidental discovery of the 1957 treasure trove happened without clues, a map or even a note in school archival records. Reynolds said he'll make an entry into his files about the class of 2007 creating the time capsule, and the rest, as they say, will be history.

"It will be totally happenstance when they find this in decades to come," said Reynolds. "In so many ways, that's part of the fun, is the not-knowing what the future is for this time capsule."


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