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08/11/08 Greenwich Real Estate Office Needs Help


Country Living Associates seeks Assistant Manager in Greenwich

by Hannah

ASSISTANT TO THE MANAGER needed part-time for busy Greenwich real estate firm. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of MS PowerPoint and Access helpful.

Marketing experience needed for print ...

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08/11/08 Fairfield County Holds Connecticut's Only Primary on Primary Day


Tomorrow is Primary Day across Connecticut and Fairfield County is the only district with a Congressional Primary.

Greenwich Democrats Jim Himes and Lee Whitnum are both pursuing their party's official nomination to challenge Republican Incumbent Chris Shays in the fall.

Greenwich Registrar Sharon Vecchiola must over see 8,200 Democrats.

Since both candidates are from Greenwich, we would like to see a fairly good turnout, but most political insiders expect a small percentage to actually cast their ballot.

Please see:

Himes and Whitnum in Primary Tuesday

Connecticut Post

... Whitnum, a former software engineer and current substitute teacher from Greenwich who advertises herself as a single woman and survivor of breast cancer, realizing that she can do better comes from years of dealing ...

Update:

Dan Malloy Blasts Whitnum for Anti-Semitic Greenwich Time Editorial

by Anderson Scooper

This afternoon Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy spoke out against an anti-Israel editorial written by Lee Whitnum, and published in the Sunday editions of both the Greenwich Time and the Stamford Advocate. ...

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08/11/08 HIMES SECOND PRESS ADVISORY TODAY: Jim Himes' Schedule for Primary Day

Jim Himes for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2008
Contact: Michael Sachse, 646 265-0556, Michael@HimesforCongress.com

JIM HIMES' SCHEDULE FOR PRIMARY DAY

BRIDGEPORT, CT: Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12, Jim Himes, Democratic Candidate for Congress, will greet Democratic voters heading to the polls on Primary Day. See below for full schedule. (All times are approximate. Please contact Communications Director Michael Sachse at 646-265-0556 during the day for confirmation).


SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12th

6:15am - 6:45am: Jim and Mary Himes will vote at their polling place:

Central Middle School
9 Indian Rock Lane
Greenwich

7:15am - 10:00am: Jim Himes will greet voters at Blackham School in Bridgeport:

Blackham School
425 Thorme Street
Bridgeport

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Jim Himes will greet voters at Park City Magnet School in Bridgeport:

Park City Magnet School
1526 Chopsey Hill Road
Bridgeport

5:00pm - 8:00pm: Jim Himes will greet voters at Blackham School in Bridgeport:

Blackham School
425 Thorme Street
Bridgeport

8:30pm - 10:30pm: Jim Himes will join supporters to watch primary results:

Black Bear Saloon
80 Washington Street
Norwalk



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08/11/09 199 Households Have 5 or More Cars



Cars in Greenwich

By Chris Fountain

Car Website

The web site I link to above may or may not be accurate - I don't think its calculation of median price is on target, for instance. But if you jump around to all five of our zip codes (tat would be 06807, 06830, 06831, 06870 and 06878) you can compile the number of motor vehicles it thinks are in town. Or you can trust my math (always a dangerous thing to do) and learn that we have 43,917 motor vehicles kicking around. That number includes motor scooters, mopeds and the like, but it's still a lot of steel on our streets, given that 25% of our population of 62,000 is under 16 (roughly). No word on how many landscapers, cement trucks and the like fly through our town every day but I do notice, I think, a lessening in their number. If you want a taste of those numbers, park near St. Catherine's at the intersection of the Post Road and Riverside Avenue at 8 in the morning and count how many turn into Riverside. Multiply that by 5 and Bob's your uncle!
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08/11/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Monday



Poet's voice series welcomes Philip Schultz

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz will give a poetry reading as part of the Poet’s Voice series at Greenwich Library on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3:00 p.m.

Mr. Schultz is the author of several collections of poetry, including his most recent, Failure, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

He has received several prestigious awards and grants for his poetry. His collection, Deep Within the Ravine, was the recipient of The Academy of American Poets Lamont Prize. Like Wings won an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award as well as a National Book Award nomination. Mr. Schultz is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Poetry to Israel and a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. He has also received, among others, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, as well as the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine. Schultz is the founder and director of The Writer’s Studio, a private school for fiction and poetry writing based in New York City.

“Philip Schultz is a hell of a poet, one of the very best of his generation, full of slashing language, good rhythms, surprises, and the power to leave you meditating in the cave of his poems,” Norman Mailer has said of the author.

The reading will take place in the Library’s Meeting Room on the second floor and is free and open to all. Poet’s Voice has been in existence since 1977 and is sponsored by the Horace E. Manacher Poetry Fund and the Friends of Greenwich Library. For more information, call Alice Bonvenuto at 622-7919.

The Friends of the Greenwich Library is a not-for-profit membership corporation which is open to all upon annual contribution. Membership funds support free Library programs. The Friends nominate and elect trustees of the Greenwich Library. Friends volunteers spend countless hours each month working in outreach, assisting Library staff and fundraising. The Byram and Cos Cob branches are both supported by their own Friends volunteer groups. For more information about the Friends, or to join, call 622-7938.

MORE INFORMATION:

"Failure"

Click here to listen to Philip Schultz read this poem.

To pay for my father's funeral
I borrowed money from people
he already owed money to.
One called him a nobody.
No, I said, he was a failure.
You can't remember
a nobody's name, that's why
they're called nobodies.
Failures are unforgettable.
The rabbi who read a stock eulogy
about a man who didn't belong to
or believe in anything
was both a failure and a nobody.
He failed to imagine the son
and wife of the dead man
being shamed by each word.
To understand that not
believing in or belonging to
anything demanded a kind
of faith and buoyancy.
An uncle, counting on his fingers
my father's business failures—
a parking lot that raised geese,
a motel that raffled honeymoons,
a bowling alley with roving mariachis—
failed to love and honor his brother,
who showed him how to whistle
under covers, steal apples
with his right or left hand. Indeed,
my father was comical.
His watches pinched, he tripped
on his pant cuffs and snored
loudly in movies, where
his weariness overcame him
finally. He didn't believe in:
savings insurance newspapers
vegetables good or evil human
frailty history or God.
Our family avoided us,
fearing boils. I left town
but failed to get away.

ALSO:

The New Yorker Poetry:

The God of Loneliness

by Philip Schultz

t’s a cold Sunday February morning

and I’m one of eight men waiting

for the doors of Toys R Us to open

in a mall on the eastern tip of Long Island.

We’ve come for the Japanese electronic game

that’s so hard to find. Last week, I waited

three hours for a store in Manhattan

to disappoint me. The first today, bundled

in six layers, I stood shivering in the dawn light

reading the new Aeneid translation, which I hid

when the others came, stamping boots

and rubbing gloveless hands, joking about

sacrificing sleep for ungrateful sons. “My boy broke

two front teeth playing hockey,” a man wearing

shorts laughs. “This is his reward.” My sons

will leap into my arms, remember this morning

all their lives. “The game is for my oldest boy,

just back from Iraq,” a man in overalls says

from the back of the line. “He plays these games

in his room all day. I’m not worried, he’ll snap out of it,

he’s earned his rest.” These men fix leaks, lay

foundations for other men’s dreams without complaint.

They’ve been waiting in the cold since Aeneas

founded Rome on rivers of blood. Virgil understood that

death begins and never ends, that it’s the god of loneliness.

Through the window, a clerk shouts, “We’ve only five.”

The others seem not to know what to do with their hands,

tuck them under their arms, or let them hang,

naked and useless. Is it because our hands remember

what they held, the promises they made? I know

exactly when my boys will be old enough for war.

Soon three of us will wait across the street at Target,

because it’s what men do for their sons.

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Police Watch, Aug. 11

The following are today's released reports:

POSSESSION
Layla Juma, 22, of 32 Fox Lane was arrested Aug. 7 and charged with possession of hallucinogens, sale of hallucinogens, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Police were investigating an unrelated incident when they began to suspect that Juma was involved in narcotic activity. Police said investigators found drugs in Juma’s possession and in her car. Juma was released on a $2,500 surety bond and is due in court Aug. 15.


LARCENY
David Vega, 31, of Bradley Beach, N.J. was arrested Aug. 7 and charged with third degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third degree burglary and conspiracy to commit fifth degree larceny. Police were investigating car thefts in central Greenwich commuter lots and doing surveillance of the areas when undercover officers saw Vega and Jose Rodriguez, 35, of New Haven, try to break into a car with a GPS unit affixed to the windshield. According to police, a search of Vega’s car found several more stolen GPS units. Rodriguez was charged with conspiracy to commit third degree burglary and conspiracy to commit fifth degree larceny. Vega was held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond; Rodriguez was held in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond. They are due in court Aug. 15.


DUI
Geovany Alvares, 24, of Stamford was arrested Aug. 8 and charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license. Police said officers saw Alvares’ car traveling westbound on Mill Street with a front headlight out. Police pulled over his car. Officers said when he was asked for his license, Alvares said he didn’t have one. Police said his speech was slurred and confused and he could not pass field sobriety tests. He was released on a $750 cash bond and is due in court Aug. 25.


DUI
Maria Rodriguez, 25, of Stamford was arrested Aug. 10 and charged with driving under the influence. Police responded to an accident on East Putnam Avenue and interviewed Rodriguez. Officers said she smelled of alcohol and failed three field sobriety tests. Rodriguez was released on a $250 cash bond and is due in court Aug. 25.


TRESPASS
Jeffrey Borsk, 62, was arrested Aug. 10 and charged with first degree criminal trespass. Borsk, who has no listed address, was allegedly found sleeping inside an unoccupied room at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel in Riverside. The hotel is under renovation and is closed. Police said that Borsk has repeatedly been asked not to trespass on the property and that no trespassing signs are clearly posted. Borsk was held in lieu of a $500 cash bond and is due in court Aug. 18.


FALSE STATEMENT
Keri Cavaliere, 25, of 9 Peck Ave. Apt. 2 was arrested Aug. 10 and charged with second degree false statement and interfering with an officer. Cavaliere allegedly filed a false complaint on July 24 that she had been physically grabbed by a man while jogging on East Elm Street. She turned herself in on the charge. Cavaliere was released on a $500 cash bond and is due in court Aug. 18.

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08/11/08 Hot Babe Is Going To Inspire Over 900 Youth Leaders For Greenwich-based Friendship Ambassadors Foundation


Say What: "Her commitment to improving the lives of others through her business and her humanitarian efforts make her uniquely qualified to help us achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals,"
Supermodel Kathy Ireland will address hundreds of youth leaders Wednesday at the 5th Annual Youth Assembly, sponsored by the Greenwich-based Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, at the United Nations in New York.

"Kathy is a powerful and moving motivational speaker and her presence at the 5th Annual Youth Assembly will inspire the over 900 youth leaders she will be speaking to at the United Nations," said Patrick Sciarratta, the program's co-founder and executive director of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation....

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08/11/08 PRESS RELEASE: Gemm Learning Welcomes Tina Liberatore as Director of Greenwich Learning Center

Gemm Learning Welcomes Tina Liberatore as Director of Greenwich Learning Center

Greenwich , Connecticut – August 11, 2008 – Gemm Learning, a learning intervention service and the largest provider of Fast ForWord in the U.S., today announced the hire of Tina Liberatore as the director of the company’s Greenwich learning center.

A resident of Bronx, New York, Liberatore holds a B. A. in Liberal Arts from Queens College where she was on the Deans List and received a Faculty Award for Excellence. She was previously employed by Sylvan Learning Center as the New York Achievement Center Director. During Liberatore’s tenure with the company, she was responsible for meeting revenue and operational goals and managing and developing all sales and educational staff.

At Gemm Learning, Liberatore says she is excited to bring programs to children who need their services, not just those who can afford them, through its scholarship program: “Having a close relative with severe learning disabilities has increased my passion to be a part of Gemm Learning, as Gemm is on the cutting edge of learning interventions,” said Liberatore.

As the director of the Greenwich learning center, she will oversee operations and productivity to ensure center growth and success. Outside of the center, Liberatore can be found enjoying movies and Broadway theater, participating in her book club and spending time with family.

“We are excited to welcome Tina to the Gemm Learning team,” said Geoff Nixon, founder, Gemm Learning. “Her passion and experience will serve Greenwich well and provide a strong foundation for our first Connecticut learning center.”

Gemm Learning offers learning intervention programs designed to change the way children learn. Offerings include Fast ForWord, FASTT Math and other cutting edge therapies for children in grades K-12. The Company also offers the Brain Fitness Program, designed to improve memory and cognitive skills in mature adults that have declined due to aging.

About Gemm Learning: Gemm Learning is a new kind of learning center that applies advances in neuroscience to building the fundamental cognitive skills required to learn. Programs include Fast ForWord software, FASTT Math software and other leading edge therapies, which can be pursued in the center or at home, with or without a coach. The company also offers the Brain Fitness Program for mature adults. Gemm Learning has centers in Pelham and Scarsdale, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information visit www.GemmLearning.com or call 877.OUR.GEMM.




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Danielle Cyr
860.658.5700
Danielle@cocommunications.com


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08/11/08 From Bad To Worse: Much has changed at the Greenwich Time past over the past ten months.


MediaNews Group (and Denver Post) head honcho Dean Singleton.

HEADLINE:

Singleton Dumped The Deal With The Money Losing And Subscriber Losing Greenwich Time To Save A The Newspaper He Cares About The Most, The Denver Post

Forget About A "Connecticut Expansion" - The Connecticut Post Ain't No Denver Post

QUOTE:


"The decision to sell the Connecticut Post was not an easy one. It is a great newspaper run by a fine group of people, and we will miss them. But MediaNews is now better positioned to weather the storm that surrounds our industry," said Dean "See You Later Suckers" Singleton, "As always, we thank you for your efforts during these challenging times. We also recognize and appreciate your loyalties and passion for a great industry."


THE STORY:


MediaNews Group's Changes Its Tune With Connecticut Sale

From The Latest Word

In a memo to employees announcing the sale of the Connecticut Post and seven nearby publications to Hearst Corp., Dean Singleton, the chieftain of MediaNews Group, which owns the Denver Post and more than a hundred other U.S. newspapers, did his darnedest to put a positive spin on the development. But he and Jody Lodovic, the fellow executive who is listed as a co-author of the missive, apparently didn't think to have their minions update the MediaNews website, which at this writing features a chipper (and notably out-of-date) promo about the "Connecticut Expansion" as the most prominent item on its home page.

Here's the way Singleton and Lodovic explained their most recent actions in the aforementioned memo:

Why did MediaNews sell the Connecticut Post? While we were not looking to sell the Connecticut Post, we took advantage of an opportunity to accomplish several important objectives. First, proceeds from the sale were used to repay almost 25% of our outstanding bank debt. Secondly, the transaction provided a unique opportunity to approach our bank lenders with a "win-win" proposition. In exchange for the large repayment, our banks agreed to relax certain key aspects of our credit agreement to provide more room to navigate over the coming years. In sum, the sale, coupled with the changes to our credit agreement, provide us the runway we need to execute our strategic plans, position the Company to be opportunistic, and continue to lead the industry into the future.

And here's a very different press release, dated October 24, 2007, which discusses an agreement for MediaNews to manage two properties -- The Advocate and Greenwich Time -- which Hearst will now take over, and namechecks The News-Times of Danbury, another paper Hearst is set to manage in the future.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


DENVER, CO, October 24, 2007 - MediaNews Group, Inc. (MediaNews) today announced the expansion of its Connecticut joint venture with The Hearst Corporation (Hearst). In a separate transaction announced today by Tribune Publishing, Hearst will acquire The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time. An existing joint venture agreement between MediaNews and Hearst, which includes the Connecticut Post and The News-Times (Danbury), will be amended to include The Advocate and Greenwich Time. MediaNews is the manager under the agreement and will retain 60 percent of the profits from the venture. The transaction is expected to close within the next few weeks.

"We are delighted to add The Advocate and Greenwich Time to our growing Connecticut cluster," said Dean Singleton, Chief Executive Officer of MediaNews. "As a result of our increased reach in Fairfield County and added editorial resources and efficiencies provided by our Connecticut joint venture, each of the newspapers, as well as our advertisers and readers, will benefit," added Singleton.

About MediaNews Group, Inc.

MediaNews is the nation’s fourth largest newspaper company, with headquarters in Denver, CO. MediaNews and its affiliated companies publish 58 daily newspapers and approximately 100 non-daily publications in 13 states with daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 3.0 million, respectively. In addition, MediaNews owns a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska and four radio stations in Texas. MediaNews maintains web sites for all of its daily newspapers.

Obviously, much has changed in the past ten months. As of late June, according to this Rocky Mountain News report, some ratings agencies feared MediaNews would default on its considerable debt by the end of 2008 -- a theory that earned a ringing denial from Singleton and Lodovic in a subsequent statement. Still, the sale demonstrates how serious the financial situation is, since the Connecticut papers represented one of the best examples of MediaNews' clustering concept, which called for the firm to hoover up as many publications in an area as possible as a way of reducing costs via economies of scale.

The notion worked well a few years ago, when the newspaper business was humming along. Now, however, even Singleton admits that he's not in an acquisitive mood. Don't be surprised if he deals other newspapers in an effort to protect those he cares about most -- including, presumably, the Post.

-- Michael Roberts

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08/11/08 PRESS ADVISORY: Jim Himes To Watch Primary Results in Norwalk

Jim Himes for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michael Sachse, 646 265-0556, Michael@HimesforCongress.com

JIM HIMES TO WATCH PRIMARY RESULTS IN NORWALK

BRIDGEPORT, CT: On Tuesday, August 12, Jim Himes, Democratic Candidate for Congress will join supporters to watch primary results at Black Bear Saloon in South Norwalk, beginning at 8:30 P.M.

WHO: Jim Himes, Democratic candidate for Congress

WHAT: Jim will join supporters to watch results of the Fourth Congressional District Primary.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 12 at 8:30 PM.

WHERE: Black Bear Saloon, 80 Washington St., Norwalk, CT 06854

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08/11/08 Greenwich Time Finds Lost Letters To The Editor And They Are Finally Published On The Web


Letters We Lose Letters
We Lose Lots Of Letters


For over a dozen days readers have been telling Greenwich Roundup that the Greenwich Time had stopped publishing letters online

The town was full of rumors as to why the the letters were not being published a why a letter from Democratic State Central Committee member David Singer blasting District 4 Congressional Candidate Lee Whitnum.

The latest rumor was that the Greenwich Time Webmaster might have been fired by the Hearst Newspaper Group.

Please see:

08/11/08 Has Hearst Newspapers Fired The Greenwich Time Web Master

Well rumors of the webmaster's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

The Greenwich Time webmaster has came out of the self induced coma and is burning up the internet by posting four letters in less than an hour.

Usually, the Greenwich Time only posts one letter a day to it's website. A few years back I do recall seeing two letters posted in one day.

But I have never ever noticed four letters published in less than an hour.

Would someone please call the Guinness Book Of World Records or Ripley's Believe It Or Not .

Please read today's

Letters to the Greenwich Time Editor.....


Positives about young people shown on stage

Launched: 08/11/2008 08:14:36 AM

To the editor:

There was nothing "off" on Thursday night at the Off Beat Players' first production of "Nunsense".

Director Brian Ciccone turned the small space at Arch Street teen center into a Broadway theater. The script was hysterical, the music incredible and the cast - young people with and without disabilities - brilliant.

Those who missed the show missed a wonderful display of courage, dedication and talent of our town's finest.

Barbara and Kristen Kelly

Old Greenwich

Voice is needed

Launched: 08/11/2008 08:14:36 AM

To the editor:

I am very disappointed that Sarah Darer Littman is no longer one of your writers. I think it's very important to have liberal columnists as well as conservative columnists and to have them speak their minds openly.

Although I do not usually write letters to newspapers, despite being opinionated, I have to say that Lee Whitnum, a candidate for U.S. representative, should have persons denouncing her. She spoke up at a speech given by Alan Dershowitz recently and did not inspire any credibility, although she was brave to challenge him.

I do hope you will reconsider Ms. Littman's dismissal.

Janet Kilon

Greenwich

Oil-price response

Launched: 08/11/2008 08:14:36 AM

To the editor:

The Aug.1 edition of Greenwich Time reported ExxonMobil profits of $11.68 billion for the second quarter. I would be curious to see what would happen if consumers stopped buying ExxonMobil.

Everyone has someone to blame for the price of oil. I don't know what to believe anymore. But if this is the wave of the future, maybe it is time for a date to be set for production of only hybrid vehicles. It would be good for the consumer and the environment.

Joe Rich

Stamford

Columnist has been enjoyed for a long time

Launched: 08/11/2008 09:05:19 AM

To the editor:

So Greenwich Time columnist Bernie Yudain is the big 9-0. (I am nearing age 90.) I have read his column religously all these many years, and have derived much pleasure from his written words.

Speaking of that, I have often had to use my trusty, well-worn dictionary. His vocabulary is amazing! I once suggested that English teachers use his column in class to provide a guide to increasing students' vocabulary.

I particularly enjoy Bernie's frequent references to Greenwich as it used to be. I can relate as a "townie" who has lived through all the unbelievable, amazing changes. My love for Greenwich has never wavered. I will live here until "my time" arrives.

Long ago, my dad, a popular and savvy merchant on Greenwich Avenue, wisely invested in Greenwich property. His family is sure glad he did!

Please, Bernie, stay well and keep writing, and I will keep reading. I promise.

Tina Dennis

Greenwich

The Previous Letter To The Editor Had Been:


Whitnum is to blame for lack of convention role

Launched: 07/31/2008 01:00:00 AM

To the editor:

In her "rebuttal" to Sarah Darer Littman's column July 22, petitioning candidate Lee Whitnum claimed that she was somehow shut out of the nominating convention to select the Democratic Party's candidate for Connecticut's 4th Congressional District ("Column was an unfair attack on 4th District campaign," Greenwich Time Opinion page, July 25). This is the second time this claim has appeared in Greenwich Time.

Well, it's time someone set the record straight.

As a delegate to that convention, and a member of the party's State Central Committee, I can tell you that she was in no way "shut out," for the simple reason that she made no attempt to be represented.

Ms. Whitnum did not even show up at the Democratic Town Committee meeting where delegates to that convention were elected.

Ms. Whitnum also claimed that she was going to speak at the nominating convention, apparently not knowing that candidates (or prospective candidates) do not normally speak on their own behalf other than to accept the party's endorsement. Of course, the latter claim is moot, as she did not show up at the convention in any capacity, or even find a single delegate who would place her name in nomination or seek out any other opportunity to be heard at the convention. No supporter of hers was in evidence at the Democratic Town Committee or at the convention - probably because I have yet to meet a single Democrat who supports her or believes anything she says or stands for.

David M. Singer

Greenwich

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08/11/08 Beyond Greenwich - Election 2008 - Presidential Race Tightens as Faith Voters Rethink


Presidential Race Tightens as Faith Voters Rethink Their Preference


Presidential Race Tightens as Faith Voters Rethink Their Preference

The 2008 presidential election is heating up, and the Obama lead has dwindled by a few points since early June. The portion of the electorate that may again decide the margin of victory is the committed Christian segment. While most voting blocs have remained stable over the past two months, the Christian community is showing signs of restlessness. To read more about the standing of the presidential candidates and how people's faith is affecting voting preferences this year, click here

. Christians and Their Politics

The Barna Group, 1957 Eastman Ave.,Ventura, California 93003


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08/10/98 The Greenwich Time Won't Cover This Story On Their So-Called News Website, So We Will Bring It To You


TWISTED: Accused kidnapper Clark Rockefeller (left) tried to obtain David Berkowitz's Social Security number.

POSED AS KILLER'S BRO

New York Post

By DAVE COPELAND in Boston and BRAD HAMILTON and JANON FISHER in NY

Creepy con man Clark Rockefeller posed as the long-lost brother of serial killer David Berkowitz and tried to use the Son of Sam's Social Security number to get his Wall Street broker's license.

The fake Rockefeller - born Christian Gerhartsreiter in Germany and jailed for allegedly kidnapping his daughter, "Snooks" - called the killer's lawyer around 1985 claiming to need information to confirm that Berkowitz, who was adopted, was the sibling he never knew, the lawyer said.

"He said that he'd been abandoned by his family, too," said lawyer Mark Jay Heller, who is convinced that the caller was Gerhartsreiter.

Heller refused the caller's request for a Social Security number, but the bizarre Bavarian appears to have gotten it anyway.

A former colleague said the faker got his first finance job in 1985, with venture capitalist Stanford Phelps in Greenwich, Conn., using the name Christopher Crowe.

Phelps fired him within a year after learning from the National Association of Securities Dealers that he had used the Social Security number of David Berkowitz, said the ex-colleague.

When Gerhartsreiter got a job at Nikko on Wall Street, Phelps called, and again "Crowe" was fired, the trader said.

Rockefeller's lawyer, Stephen Hrones, said his client doesn't have a memory of using Berkowitz's ID.

At his next job, at Kidder-Peabody, Gerhartsreiter "went into his manager's office saying his parents had been kidnapped in South America and he needed to go down there to pay a ransom," the trader said.

The next day, FBI agents showed up at Nikko, looking for "Crowe," Barnett and the trader said.

They wanted to question him about a truck he was driving in Connecticut that was owned by John Sohus, his ex-landlord, who'd vanished with his wife, Linda, from their San Marino, Calif., home four years earlier.

They never found "Crowe" or the truck, but in 1994 contractors digging a pool at the home unearthed three plastic bags containing a hacked-up male skeleton, according to the LA County Sheriff's Office.

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Mystery man linked to couple's '85 disappearance

nland Valley Daily Bulletin

A man arrested in Baltimore earlier this month using the name Clark Rockefeller has been described as a person of interest in the 1985 disappearance of a San Marino couple.

San Marino police said Friday they again plan to search the backyard of a Lorain Road home where human remains were found 14 years ago.

San Marino police Lt. Steve Johnson said investigators will use equipment that can X-ray through concrete when they search the property where John and Linda Sohus were living when they disappeared in February 1985.

Human bones, believed by coroner's investigators to be those of John Sohus, were unearthed in the backyard in May 1994 by workers installing a swimming pool. Linda Sohus remains unaccounted for, officials said.

Police said this week's search will be an effort to determine whether any additional human remains are buried on the property.

Before San Marino police made the announcement, a German told Boston reporters that Clark Rockefeller, a man called a person of interest in the Sohuses' disappearance, was his brother.

After reviewing photographs of Christopher Chichester and Clark Rockefeller, Alexander Gerhartsreiter told a Boston Globe reporter he was absolutely certain both men were his long-lost brother.

Police believe in 1985 Rockefeller used the name Christopher Chichester when he lived with the Sohuses. He disappeared soon after they did. Rockefeller was arrested Aug. 2 in Baltimore on.....

... After leaving San Marino, Chichester was not seen again until police found him in Greenwich, Conn., in the late 1980s.

Police learned that the truck he was driving belonged to John Sohus, but before they could question him, Chichester and the truck disappeared again...

...homicide detectives who had mistaken her for a woman of the same maiden name who married Christian Gerhartsreiter in 1981 and provided him with a green card.

"They wanted to know if I knew where he was in February of 1981," Palmer said. "I told them I had no idea where he was then, because I've never met him."

Palmer said her husband got angry with the detectives when they insisted the woman knew more than she would admit.

"I just kept telling them, I don't recognize these pictures at all," Palmer said. "Finally they left."

The woman who actually married Christian Gerhartsreiter, Amy Jersild Duhnke, 49, of Milwaukee, was unavailable for comment. In a telephone interview Friday, her husband, Eric Duhnke, confirmed that the marriage took place, but he said it lasted only a day. Public records obtained by The Associated Press indicate Amy Duhnke waited 11 years before filing for divorce from Gerhartstreiter.....

Please Also See:

The Suspect Known as Clark Rockefeller on Wall Street

Universal Hub

Dave Copeland, who knows something about criminals and New York, makes some calls to learn about "Rockefeller's" less than illustrious career on Wall Street back in the Gordon Gekko days:

... But after two days at Lehman, Rockefeller told his supervisors that he needed to take time off to search for his parents, who he said had gone missing in Afghanistan. Sources said Rockefeller – who told co-workers at Nikko he was film director Christoher Crowe – was dismissed by Lehman. Rockefeller even invited co-workers to the Greenwich, Conn. guest house he was renting for screenings of “his” movies. Rockefeller claimed he was living in the guest house because his own home was being renovated, a claim that co-workers assumed was one of his tall tales.

Within days of his dismissal from Lehman, Connecticut State Police detectives arrived at the offices of both Lehman and Nikko looking to question Rockefeller. ...

One guess what they might have wanted to question him about. Yep.

MORE INFORMATION:

08/01/08 The Fake Rockefeller Has A Greenwich Connection In Doctor Hedi Leistner

AND:

08/08/08 Is Frank Girardot Is Wondering Why The Lazy Greenwich Time Reporters Have Not Called Him Asking About The Fake Rockefeller

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08/11/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Monday


In a rare rebuke of a public agency by the town's chief-elected official, First Selectman Peter Tesei said the Greenwich Housing Authority needs to remove the veil of secrecy from its expansion plans for McKinney Terrace and Quarry Knoll.

Top Story:

HEADLINES:

Greenwich Housing Authority Meetings Were Improperly Noticed And Closed To Members Of The Public

Tesei Won't Give His Blessing To Any Project Until All Of The Details Are Fully And Properly Presented To A Public That Is Allowed To Comment At A Public Hearing


QUOTES:

"Tell the community at large what your plans are. That's my expectation," First Selectman Peter Tesei said. "It's their job to tell people what they're proposing to do. It's not mine."

"That is not correct. We wouldn't turn anyone away," Jonathan DuBois, the Housing Authority's chairman, said. "I think it's fair I misunderstood what was expected of us as an agency of the town,""I think it's fair I misunderstood what was expected of us as an agency of the town,"

THE STORY:

Housing goes public with plans

By Neil Vigdor
Greenwich Time Staff Writer

Twice during the current year, Tesei said he has called on the agency to publicly present its entire plan for building additional housing units for seniors at the two facilities, a request that has still not been met.

"They have a credibility problem, and they need to address it," Tesei said. "The way to address it is to, one, present what it is they're proposing, and, number two, respond to questions and take public comment on it."

Jonathan DuBois, the Housing Authority's chairman, said the agency had wrongly been under the impression that it was responsible for developing such plans, and that elected politicians were in charge of coordinating the public vetting of them.....

Please Read The Full Greenwich Time Story

More Greenwich Time News Links:

Comly Avenue bridge work reaches midpoint

Crews working on the Comly Avenue Bridge have reached an unofficial halfway point in their restoration of the aging span, shifting traffic to the north side of the roadway so work can commence on the south side.

When athlete Chris Kantzas tore his left tricep tendon four years ago playing basketball, it took him several months to recover.

Senior continues visits to Island Beach

Una Frederick, 90, can remember going to Island Beach, during the days when women wore rubber bathing suits and there was a bar where residents could dance.

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08/11/08 Has Hearst Newspapers Fired The Greenwich Time Web Master


Is The Greenwich Time Web Maaster

still on the job?


Local Rag remains Stuck On Stupid.


Since Wednesday July 31st, The Greenwich Time has featured the same letter bashing Lee Whitnum from Democratic State Committee member and local attorney David Singer on it's

Letters From Readers Page

Please see:

Whitnum is to blame for lack of convention role

To the editor:

In her "rebuttal" to Sarah Darer Littman's column July 22, petitioning candidate Lee Whitnum claimed that she was somehow shut out of the nominating convention to select the Democratic Party's candidate for Connecticut's 4th Congressional District ("Column was an unfair attack on 4th District campaign," Greenwich Time Opinion page, July 25).....

This made one wonder if the Greenwich Time Editor's been republishing Ms. Singer's letter everyday, for the last 12 days because they are endorsing Jim Himes,?

Please see:


In most primary elections, it's really the concerned party's business as to who it picks to represent it......

Or are the Greenwich Time editors repeatedly running Mr. Singer's letter for twelve days in a vain attempt to kiss and make up with the local Democratic party for firing Sarah Littman.

Please see:

07/26/08 Bill Clarke Has The Inside Scoop About What's Going On At The "Yellowich Time"

  • Local Rag Hits A New Low
  • Just when you thought, dear reader, that it was impossible for the local rag, aka Yellowwich Time, to get any worse than it's been for lo! these many years, it has sunk to yet another new low. The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Dollar has nothing on the morons who bring you the daily swill, fresh from the overflowing sewers of the seamy side of Greenwich. Now they have fired probably the most talented writer in Greenwich, Sarah Littman, at the behest of.....
Then Greenwich web surfers started speculating that....

The Greenwich Time has been repeatedly running Mr. Singer's letter for twelve days, because Greenwich Time employees are way too busy sending out their resumes.

These and do not have any time or interest in publishing any whining letters to the editor.


Now, Greenwich residents are thinking that Greenwich Time Website has been become the laughing stock of Greenwich, because there is no web master.

The rumor around town is that the Greenwich Time publisher, John Dunster, may show the Greenwich Time web master the door.

Last night I overheard a Glory Day's Diner patron say that...

Publisher John DUMBSTER has put the Greenwich Time DUMPSTER

Please see last weeks article:

Greenwich Roundup Article:


08/08/08 The combined circulation of the Time, Advocate And Post Will Be 137,000 Daily And 151,000 Sunday

Say Goodbye To The Greenwich Time

And The Stamford Advocate


Hearst takes over management of Advocate/Greenwich Time

Please read about more of the Greenwich Time Webmaster's Screw ups:

06/22/08 All Three Greenwich News Web Sites Say No News Is Good News.


  • On-line Greenwich News Junkies Woke Up Sunday Morning To Discover That All Three Greenwich News Web Sites Had Not Been Updated.

05/11/08 - Behind The Times - Would Someone Please Wake Up The Greenwich Time Web Master - These Articles Have Not Been Updated In 48 Hours!!!!!


  • Same Old Same Old News - It's 2:27 am And The Greenwich Time Editors Are Still A Sleep At The Switch.

    Are The Greenwich Time Web Site Users Going To Get Some New News Links For Sunday?


    Once Again The Publisher Of The Greenwich Time Is Treating It's Web Site Users Like Red Headed Step Children
    .


    The Greenwich Time Has Been Regurgitating It's Regurgitated Press Releases For Two Days.

    Where's Saturday's News?

    The Greenwich Time Web Site Appears To Be Stuck At 2:03 am Last Friday Morning.

    Is The Greenwich Time Planning On Becoming A Weekly?
04/01/08 - Greenwich Time Is Back After Crash - Eventbrite Is Gone After Crash


03/25/08 - Beat The Press - Greenwich Time Web Master Puts News Website At Risk


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