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Sunday, March 30, 2008

03/30/08 - Weekend Roundup - The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  1. Boeing's stake purchase in venture may not solve delay woes for 787

    Shanghai Daily

    ... performer in terms of managing to put those sections together at a fast pace," said Peter Arment, an analyst with Greenwich, Connecticut-based American Technology Research. "This is part of the program that Boeing thought their suppliers would be ...

  2. Brookfield Lax Fest highlights sport's rise

    NewsTimesLive.com

    Mike Gallop remembers the days when Connecticut lacrosse started and ended with three schools: Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.

  3. Recollections about lawyers, guns and money make for anecdotal book

    ... son or daughter gets arrested,' Sherman relates. He covers his own metamorphosis from the 'slums' of Greenwich, Conn., and a 'solid C' academic career to life as a 'C list celebrity.' But mostly the reader gets an ...

  4. Meet the super-rich, the dysfunctional class threatening American values.

    Toledo Talk

    ... that are sealed off socially from the rest of the world - the Hamptons on Long Island; Manhattan's Fifth Avenue; Greenwich, Conn. Because they rarely interact with people of middle-class means (save the odd doctor, lawyer, or interior designer), ...

SATURDAY
  1. Boeing continues damage control on two fronts

    Free Republic

    ... performer in terms of managing to put those sections together at a fast pace," said Peter Arment, an analyst with Greenwich, Conn.-based American Technology Research. "This is part of the program that Boeing thought their suppliers would be able to ...

  2. Boeing buys half of South Carolina 787 assembly plant

    The Seattle Times

    ... performer in terms of managing to put those sections together at a fast pace," said Peter Arment, an analyst with Greenwich, Conn.-based American Technology Research. "This is part of the program that Boeing thought their suppliers would be able to ...

  3. Boeing buys plant to stem 787 delays

    TulsaWorld.com - Business

    ... performer in terms of managing to put those sections together at a fast pace," said Peter Arment, an analyst with Greenwich, Conn.-based American Technology Research. "This is part of the program that Boeing thought their suppliers would be able to ...

  4. Jeff Wilpon won't rest until Amazin' mission is complete

    Recordonline.com - The Times Herald-Record

    It's five o'clock in the morning in Greenwich, Conn., the land of high net worth and billion-dollar hedge funds, and inside one of these tony, new-money homes, a creature of habit is already stirring - and ...

  5. Lampert revs up AutoNation stake

    South Florida Business Journal

    ... is not saying. Requests for interviews and comment were declined by both AutoNation (NYSE: AN) and his hedge fund, Greenwich, Conn.-based ESL Investments . This article is for Paid Print Subscribers ONLY. If you are already a South Florida Business ...

  6. Is VON Creator PulverMedia Dot Gone?

    GigaOM

    ... also seized control of the bank accounts. As a result many folks saw their checks bounced. TICC Capital Group, a Greenwich, CT-based investment group that trades publicly on the NASDAQ stock exchange had invested $11 million in Pulver Media in June ...

  7. Boeing buys Vought venture to stem 787 delays

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... performer in terms of managing to put those sections together at a fast pace," said Peter Arment, an analyst with Greenwich, Conn.-based American Technology Research. "This is part of the program that Boeing thought their suppliers would be able to ...

FRIDAY

  1. Boeing Will Buy Vought's Share in 787 Venture, Seeking to Ensure Supplies

    Bloomberg

    ... in terms of managing to put those sections together at a fast pace,'' said Peter Arment , an analyst with Greenwich, Connecticut-based American Technology Research. ``This is part of the program that Boeing thought their suppliers would be able to ...

  2. William the Green Garbage Truck

    Conscious Choice

    ... realized his own need for environmental awareness after being fined for cutting down trees on his property in Greenwich, Conn. "I was shocked to realize that the generations before me did not teach about these important environmental issues," says ...

  3. Market dips with retail, financial shares

    Earth Times

    ... weekend," especially in financials, said Tim Smalls, head of U.S. stock trading at brokerage firm Execution LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 9.04 points, or 0.08 percent, to 12,293.01. The Standard & ...

  4. Betty Munger, Who Helped Found Library, Dies At Age 91

    The News-Gazette, Lexington, VA

    ... married Robert S. Munger, a family physician, who died in 1988. She was a 1933 graduate of Edgewood High School, Greenwich, Conn. She earned a bachelors degree in Pre-Med from Bennington College in Bennington, Vt., in 1937. The 1937 class was the ...

  5. AmBase Reports Full Year Results

    PR Newswire

    GREENWICH, Conn., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AmBase Corporation announced today a net loss of $3,936,000 or $0.09 per share for the full year ended December 31, 2007.

  6. Dallas plant makes water bottles more eco-friendly

    WFAA-TV Dallas

    ... around for a long time," he said. "In the last year it's gotten extremely hot." Nestle Waters North America, the Greenwich, Conn.-based subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle SA, makes 98 percent of its plastic bottles, said Catherine Herter, a ...

  7. Mystery Bestsellers for March 28, 2008

    Mystery Books News

    ... years is dead. On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the ...

  8. Man charged in developer's death knew crime details, police say

    Hartford Courant

    One of two men charged this week in the 2006 slaying of a wealthy Greenwich developer was arrested after telling investigators secret details of the crime, a police official said Thursday.

  9. Boeing Will Buy Vought's Share in 787 Venture, Seeking to Ensure Supplies

    Bloomberg

    ... partner for Boeing in terms of meeting schedules for the 787 program,'' said Peter Arment, an analyst with Greenwich, Connecticut-based American Technology Research. ``They've been sort of a bottleneck on the production ramp-up and a poor performer ...

  10. Lampert revs up AutoNation stake

    South Florida Business Journal

    ... is not saying. Requests for interviews and comment were declined by both AutoNation (NYSE: AN) and his hedge fund, Greenwich, Conn.-based ESL Investments . Lampert likely has the resources to do whatever he wants. He is listed by Forbes as the ...

  11. Where fashion leads pet accessories are sure to follow. The Puppy...

    EIN News

    ... in Hollywood Mother's Day weekend. Contact: Elaine Doran The Puppy Hugger(TM) & Hugger Designs LLC 121 North St Greenwich, CT 06830 ph: 203-661-4858 / fax: 203-661-4858 info@thepuppyhugger.com http://www.puppyhugger.com Online version of this news ...

  12. Friday, March 28, 2008

    Telegram & Gazette

    ... STAFF WORCESTER - Police say Leonard Trujillo, who has been charged along with his cousin in the 2006 slaying of a Greenwich, Conn., real estate developer, was implicated because of his inside information about the crime. Civilian traffic flaggers ...

  13. 'Inside info' fingers suspect

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    City man held in slaying By Scott J. Croteau TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF scroteau@telegram.com WORCESTER- Police say Leonard Trujillo, who has been charged along with his cousin in the 2006 slaying of a Greenwich, ...

  14. Memories hit Glavine hard

    NY Daily News

    ... in Atlanta so he could drive the final 25 miles home last night, the same distance he used to drive from Shea to Greenwich, Conn. "I'll be home, hopefully, by 8 o'clock-ish to tuck the kids in," Glavine said. "That's the reason why I'm still ...

  15. Dallas water bottling plant takes earth-friendly steps, but many still back tap

    WFAA-TV Dallas

    ... around for a long time," he said. "In the last year it's gotten extremely hot." Nestle Waters North America, the Greenwich, Conn.-based subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle SA, makes 98 percent of its plastic bottles, said Catherine Herter, a ...

  16. Police: Man Knew Key Details Of Killing

    Hartford Courant

    One of two men charged this week in the 2006 slaying of a wealthy Greenwich developer was arrested after telling investigators secret details of the crime, a police official said Thursday.



03/29/08 - Dear Greenwich Time Editor, Are there any Belle Haveners who do not favor the tear-down?

Historical Society Director Debra Mecky said it has not received any communications from neighbors and residents of Belle Haven. Therefore, the society is reluctant to take a significant role.





To the editor:

Will 36 Mayo Avenue in Belle Haven be demolished, and another McMansion be built?

Nils Kerchus, a highly respected consultant for The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, was quoted in Greenwich Time on Feb. 24 ("Not set in stone/Historical society attempting to save Mayo Ave. home slated for demolition") as saying the building is "one of the most architecturally significant houses in Greenwich ... it's very rare ... this is the most important one we've run into ever since we started documenting."

Some believe the owners may have been given incorrect advice as to the cost of renovating/restoring 36 Mayo. Perhaps it is time for a second opinion.

The historical society was at the forefront about 10 years ago of preserving the Fourth Ward and having it placed on the National Register as a historic district. (Mr. Kerchus was the author of the survey of the ward documenting each structure).

A 90-day stay was placed on the 36 Mayo demolition. The new owners graciously allowed Ann Young to visit and photograph it. The historical society lifted its stay, but the town Historic District Commission of Greenwich also placed a stay, and it has more than a month left....

... Ernest Hemingway said, "Time is the thing we have least of." It was never more true than with 36 Mayo.

William J. Schneider

Greenwich


03/29/08 - A Story We Are Currently Working On





Forclosures now reach into affluent Greenwich


In recent months, foreclosures have touched some of the most affluent communities in New York and Connecticut, including the Town Of Greenwich.

Recently, there have been Foreclosure proceedings on Alden Road, Bible Street, Church Street West, Lafayette Place, Locust Street, Pemberwick Road Riverside Avenue, Ronald Lane, Woodland Drive and many other streets in Greenwich.

What are our Federal, State politicians going to do to help Greenwich Single Family Home Owners from losing their piece of the American Dream?

What local, state and federal resources are available to help the single family home owners of Greenwich?

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03/29/08 - The Worcester Police Department Really Had Nothing To Do With These Arrests


What about all the help from...

New York Police Department, the Connecticut and Massachusetts Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the federal Department of Homeland Security, military police from Fort Jackson, S.C., and police departments from as far away as Philadelphia, Pa. and Miramar, Fla. As well as, dozens of other law enforcement agencies.

This case is far from a slam dunk, there are going to be many twists and turns and Greenwich Police Chief Ridberg had better start giving credit where credit is due, or he just might screw up this continuing investigation.

QUOTE:


"In the end it's not about our reputation but about justice," Ridberg said. "But it's always easy to take pot shots at a failure especially by the New York papers."

HEADLINE:

Arrests in slaying boost police morale
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT

STORY:


The arrests of two men in the 2006 slaying of Andrew Kissel has given police the type of infusion of energy and confidence that comes with a difficult job done well, Chief David Ridberg said.

One dividend of the arrests of Kissel's personal assistant and his relative for the real estate developer's death is halting repeated black eyes from pundits and writers who've derided Greenwich police over Kissel and other cases....

...Ridberg was referring to the 1975 bludgeoning of Martha Moxley in Belle Haven, which remained unsolved until the arrest of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in 2000 and his conviction two years later, and the still-unsolved 1984 murder of 12-year-old Pemberwick boy Matthew Margolies.

Both cases received national, and in the case of Skakel, international, media coverage...

...The warrants in the case remain sealed...

...Mark Fuhrman, the former Los Angeles police detective whose 1998 book slammed Greenwich investigators for failing to investigate Moxley's murder in Belle ...

...
Lindy Urso, the attorney for Carlos Trujillo, said that some of what he views as pressure tactics by police may have steered them away from the real killer.

From the outset, Urso said, police have pushed Carlos Trujillo's South American-born relatives to give them information, using the threat of deportation and other legal problems as leverage...

...Ridberg said two books last year that questioned the department's competence and desire to solve the Kissel murder typified what he considers the unfair impression among media that Greenwich police are not adept investigators.

Brewster, N.Y., true crime authors Kevin McMurray and Joe McGinniss both published Kissel books last year that implied Greenwich detectives would bungle the case, Ridberg said.

"The Andrew Kissel case is currently in the hands of the Greenwich Police Department, a fact that doesn't bode well for a timely resolution for this murder mystery," McMurray wrote.

In his book, "Andrew and Robert Kissel: A Family Cursed" McMurray cited the still unsolved Margolies killing as an indication that police would not crack the Kissel murder.

In the book McMurray urged police to abandon their focus on Carlos Trujillo and investigate other possible killers, especially the possibility the killer was associated with an olive oil importing business Kissel was a partner in based in Sicily.

McMurray remains unconvinced with the premise that Trujillo is involved, he said.

"Unless they have some earth shattering evidence that leaves no doubt he is the one," McMurray said this week. "Until I see that evidence I think he's innocent."...

...Last year in his book "Never Enough," McGinniss wrote that the department was spinning its wheels in the case, which he speculated investigators considered a low priority.

"While Greenwich police were quick to pounce on anyone found water skiing after sunset, the town was a great place to get away with murder," McGinniss wrote...

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03/29/08 - "It's ridiculous to think this type of guy would have the backbone to kill himself for his children or that he would do so in such a ......


03/27/08 - "I think what really put it over the edge was some of the knowledge that Leonard had of this case," Worcester Capt. Edward McGinn said

``He had intimate knowledge of the facts of the case which hadn't been released to the public,'' McGinn said. ``He knew things about the crime and the crime scene that a non-participant would not know.''

03/25/08 - Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Gets Caught Mis-leading To The Press In The Andrew Kissel Murder


See Also...

Police: Man charged in developer's slaying knew details of crime WTNH


Suspects' Family Linked To Slain Man's Finances Hartford Courant

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03/30/08 - Greenwich Newswire - Latest Greenwich News

Greenwich News Reports:

Sleeping With The Stars
Hartford Courant


In 2003, Schwartz paid $10.4 million for a 17-room, 11000-square-foot mansion on 7 acres in Greenwich, and he also owns a condo in Edwards, Colo. ...

Minnesota team dines out in Stamford
Stamford Advocate - Stamford,CT


Greenwich resident and Thirteen/WNET President Emeritus William Baker will be honored for his contributions to public television and the New York ...


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03/30/08 - "Jeff is the kind of guy that once he wins the World Series, he'll only be happy for a very short time,"


New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana, foreground, is watched by owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, right, during the first full squad workout at baseball spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Jeff Wilpon won't rest until Amazin' mission is complete

Via Recordonline.com - The Times Herald-Record

It's five o'clock in the morning in Greenwich, Conn., the land of high net worth and billion-dollar hedge funds, and inside one of these tony, new-money homes, a creature of habit is already stirring — and beginning to sweat.

Jeff Wilpon, 46, one of the most vilified New York City sports figures in recent years but who has more and more become the face of Mets' ownership, is pedaling furiously on his stationary bike, something he does for an hour every day.

It's said by those who know Wilpon best that from this point on he won't come to anything resembling a complete stop until, incredibly, around 10 at night, moving steadily throughout his day like some Pac-Man gobbling up everything in his path, seemingly checking off one item after the next — in exact order, no less — from a carefully-prepared, if not overly ambitious list ...

...His friends and allies say he's all about the mission of the moment, and it's a good guess that his mission this very moment, whether he admits it publicly or not, is as much about his own vindication as about the Mets winning a world championship, to at last show all those who have flippantly flung insults at him over the years that they're dead wrong about him, that there's far more to Jeff Wilpon than just being the boss' son.

"I'm not in this," he once said without a twitch of doubt, when the world was against him at the beginning, "not to achieve my goal."

Poster boy of nepotism

From the time he entered our consciousness, circa 2001, Jeff Wilpon, who "politely" declined to be interviewed for this story, appeared to us as nothing but a poster boy of nepotism, thrust by his dad into the Mets' organization despite not having on his resume a sliver of hardball management experience. Combine that with his arrival coinciding with the team's sudden descent into oblivion, eventually straight to the bottom of the National League East, and it made for a situation that was no-win from the get-go, where he might as well as had a "Kick Me!" sign taped on his back.

In fact, it took little time for one local columnist to playfully dub him Paris Wilpon, conjuring an unseemly image of a spoiled, empty-headed dolt running around out of control on nothing but unearned money, whose only claim to fame was being an heir to a family fortune.

It didn't help that whatever suspicions people had about Jeff's substance were made that much worse by the fear and loathing of his out-of-the-gate, rough-edged style. To those within the inner sanctum of Metland, he was seen early on, according to sources and published accounts, as something of a pugnacious punk, someone who'd only remove the silver spoon born in his mouth to rap people over the head with it: snooty, abrasive, impatient, short-tempered, unreasonable and a bully over the powerless, who would go so far as to fire an usher for committing the egregious sin of smoking a cigarette on the job.

One revealing story goes back to 2003, Jeff's first full season as COO. The Mets had just finished playing a series against the Expos in Puerto Rico, and they were returning on the team charter. First, however, they needed to go through security on the tarmac, forced to stand on this long, snaking line. It was taking an eternity, too. Jeff, who had stayed behind while his father flew out a day earlier on a private plane, suddenly showed up, taking his place in the back. But after waiting for just a half-minute, he released this snort of an exasperated sigh, lifted up his luggage with a snap, and simply bolted to the front, passing a string of stunned expressions — and forever-altered perceptions.

"It was like, 'I'm more important than everybody else,'" said one eyewitness.

It's these kinds of ugly first impressions that linger to this day, remaining uncomfortably under the surface...

..."I think it was Jeff's lack of experience that made him do some things that rubbed people the wrong way," said one high-level former employee who asked for anonymity. "Overall, I think his intentions were good. He was just trying to get the team going in the right direction. But at times, he didn't come across that way. I think because he's such a highly competitive guy that sometimes it was like he wanted to prove to people that he deserved to be there in that job."

A little Yankee in him

"George Steinbrenner on training wheels," is what the whispers have always said about Jeff, appearing far more like George's boy than Fred's.

"Jeff is regimented, extremely demanding and a perfectionist," Browne said. "He wants to win on the field, he wants to win in business, and he's committed to always being better — that is, at everything, even his golf game. Like last summer, while he was on vacation, he e-mailed me that he hit a 68, which was the first time he had ever broken 70. But what I remember most about that e-mail is that after briefly praising himself for that 68, he wrote — mind you, in the same sentence — about how upset he was for the two shots he blew that would've given him a 66. I mean, he couldn't be happy with himself for more than a split second."....

..."He's changed," Horwitz claimed. "He's mellowed."

"I'll say this," said one employee, "when the Mets were going through their collapse in those last couple of weeks, Jeff not only didn't show any strain but still took the time to come up to me, pat me on the back, tell me I was doing a good job and even asked about my family."

This is not to say, of course, that Jeff Wilpon has magically transformed, but maybe, just maybe, he's evolved a few degrees from those initial Met years, when he was someone so shockingly devoid of social skills that people around him couldn't believe he was related to the regal man who brought him into being.

A distinct difference

When you look at the father and son, you quickly see the striking physical resemblance smack in the middle of their faces: that long, thin, upturned nose. But that's where any kind of similarity seems to begin and end. While Fred's lips curl easily into an engaging smile, Jeff's don't, only occasionally managing something akin to a forced grin. While Fred's eyes twinkle, Jeff's barely blink, looking all business, caught in deep thought while possibly pondering the next thing on his agenda. And while Fred exudes a polished elegance and fatherly warmth, as well as being someone famously judicious with his words, Jeff appears raw, impulsive and a bit on the chilly side.

"Jeff doesn't dwell on the emotions (of the job)," said Howard. Like with e-mails — "He prefers getting shorter ones," he said, "and he doesn't like to get the gratuitous, 'OK, thanks,' type of responses. He prefers just, 'Got it. Done.' And that's the end of the chain."...

...By 10, Jeff was already carrying around homemade business cards identifying himself as Sterling Equities' "Director of Construction." It was around 15 years later, in 1986, that his dad made him the company's executive vice president — but not before Fred made his son pay his dues with another builder and three years after, as a catcher, Jeff had an eye-blink of a fling at professional baseball, drafted by the Expos (which, rumor has it, was done as a favor to Fred) and spending a brief time with Class-A Jamestown of the New York-Penn League (though his name reportedly doesn't appear in the team's statistics for that season).

He's the boss

What Jeff did last September, especially, was nothing like his dad but straight out of the George Steinbrenner playbook.

Not only did he lower the boom at the worst of times — telling SI.com in the midst of his team balancing perilously on the tipping point: "I'm disappointed with the way the team is performing overall, and that's everyone, top to bottom. I'm disappointed in Omar (Minaya, the general manager), Willie (Randolph), the players ... that's everyone. We shouldn't be in this position," — but once the season ended, reminiscent of Steinbrenner's apology to New York City after the Yankees tanked in the 1981 World Series to the Dodgers, Jeff fired off a letter via e-mail to all Mets season-ticket holders, expressing bitter disappointment over what had happened, conceding they, the fans, indeed deserved much better and promising to fix whatever was wrong.

That attempt at a fix came just days before spring training — in the form of, arguably, the best pitcher in the game, Johan Santana — and Jeff did it exactly the way the Boss in his heyday used to: by first trading away a slew of prospects, then closing the deal with a man-to-man chat and flipping open that fat checkbook of his....

Jeff Wilpon bio

Age: 46

Resides: Greenwich, Conn.

Job: Senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mets

Responsibilities: Manages team's business and baseball operations.

Other experience

• Senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, Brooklyn Cyclones

• Executive vice president, Sterling Equities

• Board of directors, New York Hall of Science; NYC & Co.; Greenwich Country Day School; Association for a Better New York

About the series

Our two-part series looks at

the men who are emerging from their fathers' shadows as the key players in the management of New York's pro baseball teams.

Today: Mets' Jeff Wilpon

Tomorrow: Yankees' Hank Steinbrenner

These stories will be archived at recordonline.com/sports.

03/30/08 - "He covers his own metamorphosis from the 'slums' of Greenwich, Conn., and a 'solid C' academic career to life as a 'C list celebrity."


CBS News legal analyst Mickey Sherman


Recollections about lawyers, guns and money make for anecdotal book

I'd really like to meet the rival who beat out Mickey Sherman for high school class clown, because Sherman is a really funny guy.

He's also the scum of the earth to those who despise criminal defense lawyers as protectors of the antisocial rabble who threaten us all.

But in How Can You Defend Those People? Sherman explains, in an often humorous way, what motivates those like him who defend the presumably guilty.

Many times 'those people' aren't always who we think they are. He has seen people who considered him a disgusting parasite one day show up at his office door the next, checkbook in hand.

'This metamorphosis generally occurs precisely 10 minutes after their son or daughter gets arrested,' Sherman relates.

He covers his own metamorphosis from the 'slums' of Greenwich, Conn., and a 'solid C' academic career to life as a 'C list celebrity.'

But mostly the reader gets an anecdote-filled primer on our criminal justice system and the way it is covered by the media from one of the country's most recognizable lawyers, thanks to his being the go-to legal expert for an alphabet soup of cable and network television programs.

Sherman's legal career began as a public defender. It's a profession he believes is unfairly maligned.

'Even my mother rarely took my calls,' he writes of those days.

He was also a prosecutor for four years and mildly successful TV game show contestant (winning $17,000 and all kinds of prizes) before becoming a 'real lawyer.'

'You can't buy a house in Fairfield County, for $17,000 and all kinds of stuff,' he points out.

Having spent some time with him a few years ago when he was involved in a cold-case homicide in Olathe, I would observe that the personality he displays on television is the same in a courthouse lobby, over dinner and drinks or in a book.

But behind the façade of disarming humor, Sherman stands out as someone who takes what he does very seriously. Like any good lawyer, he knows that the decisions he makes have an impact on the lives of real people -- even if they are people who bring trouble on themselves.

'People do stupid or bad things,' Sherman writes. 'People like me are there to clean up the mess, or at least, to do our best to minimize how their conduct will impact the rest of their lives.'

A defense attorney has an absolute duty to do everything within ethical bounds to help his client, but sometimes those bounds are not always well-defined.

Sherman relates one dilemma when a client confessed to him that he had stashed a gun in the back seat of a police car. The officer who had arrested the man for burglary had missed the gun when he searched Sherman's client. The gun, fully loaded, had been taken in another burglary police knew nothing about.

Risking an ethical complaint but afraid that an unsuspecting police officer could be at risk, Sherman told an officer he trusted about the gun. The officer promised that his client would not face additional charges.

'He thanked me, and I went back home, wondering what it was going to be like applying for a job in advertising after my disbarment,' Sherman says.

But when his client went to court, nothing was mentioned about the gun.

Sherman points out how much respect he has for the judges, defense lawyers, police officers and prosecutors who strive to do the right thing, no matter which side of the system they toil on.

And despite the serious nature of what they do, Sherman proves you can still have fun doing it.

Appearing with a client before a tough judge, he asked for a continuance to research an issue. The judge asked what it was.

'Your vacation schedule, your honor,' Sherman said.

The request was granted.

How Can You Defend Those People? by Mickey Sherman (240 pages; the Lyons Press; $24.95)

03/3008 - Greenwich Sports Wire

The Greenwich Blues Pee Wee Ice Hockey Team

Greenwich Sports News Reports:

Via Greenwich Post

Greenwich to put a little ‘Blues’ in Garden State
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT


For the first time in 35 years, the Greenwich Blues Pee Wee ice hockey team will be competing at the national level. After beating Mid-Fairfield in the regional tournament, the Blues will represent the Northeast as they play the Wisconsin Fire on Wednesday.

“I don’t have kids, so I just enjoy giving back to a sport that’s been very gracious to me,” Blues head coach Scott Raymond said. “It’s so rewarding to see these kids do something I was able to do because it’s one of the reasons I do it.”

In the state finals, the Mid-Fairfield hockey team took the Connecticut championship, beating the Blues 4-1. Despite the loss, the top two teams in Connecticut automatically represent the state in the Tier I New England Regional Championship, which meant Greenwich could look for redemption at the regional level.

With a bitter taste still in their mouths, Greenwich came roaring back in the New England tourney, which took place in Hartford earlier in the month. During the tournament, the Blues plowed through their opponents in the preliminaries, beating Rhode Island 6-0 and Vermont 10-3, and tying New Hampshire 3-3.

In the championship round of the tournament, Greenwich upended the Edgewood Hawks of Rhode Island 5-1 during the semifinals and gained a rematch against Mid-Fairfield. This time around it was the Greenwich Blues that came away with a 4-1 victory and will represent New England in the USA Hockey Tier I Pee Wee National Championship.

Wednesday’s 12-year-old national championship tournament will take place in Hackensack, N.J., at the Ice House Arena. Greenwich will see action at 9:45 a.m. when they battle the Wisconsin Fire, the No. 5 team in the country. Thursday at noon, the Blues are back in action when they face off against Team Maryland, the 10th best team in the country.
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Greenwich golf teams are eager to tee off this season
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT


Someday, the Greenwich High girls golf program hopes to be — pardon the pun — on a “par” with the GHS boys team. The Cardinals won the FCIAC championship in ...

Pleasing season GHS cagers improve their record
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT
It’s kind of a strange feeling for head coach Bill Brehm and the Greenwich High School boys basketball team. On one hand, this was a season that saw some ...


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03/30/08 - News Links From The Greenwich Time

THE GREENWICH TIME



Greenwich Republicans and Democrats are already maneuvering behind the scenes to see how they can work the state's new system of funding of campaigns with taxpayer dollars to their advantage. Full Story

Arrests in slaying boost police morale
The arrests of two men in the 2006 slaying of Andrew Kissel has given police the type of infusion of energy and confidence that comes with a difficult job done well, Chief David Ridberg said. Full Story

NORWALK -- Police Officer Matthew Morelli apparently staged his death in a South Norwalk church parking lot a week ago Friday to make it look as if he were the victim of a homicide while on duty, police and state sources said. Full Story

Rell readies tax cap proposal
HARTFORD -- It's a typical cart-before-the-horse situation. In this case, the horse is a bipartisan committee having a hard time finding common ground on tax policy. Full Story

When Preston Stuart took his swing during a croquet match against Blair Brickman, the ball landed too close to the wicket, and he had to stop the game. Full Story

Prosecutors keep witnesses' names sealed
STAMFORD -- Prosecutors want to keep secret the identifies of five key witnesses against the cousins accused in the slaying of convicted Greenwich real estate developer Andrew Kissel, according to court papers filed late Friday. Full Story

STAMFORD -- The number of passenger rail cars on the New Haven Line will grow by 40 percent with the arrival of new M8 cars starting next year, officials said last week, providing the first firm details on how much the new rail cars will increase capacity on the crowded commuter line. Full Story

Social services to get $50G back
The Board of Estimate and Taxation has voted to put $50,000 back into the Department of Social Services budget to help children at risk. Full Story

North Mianus student Melanie Pfetch, 10, was helping pre-school and kindergarten students make Italian masquerade masks yesterday. Full Story

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