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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

09/18/08 Greenwich Time Newslinks For Thursday

Suspect pleads not guilty to 1997 rape, slaying

BOULDER, Colo. - A man linked by DNA evidence to a 1997 rape and beating death in Boulder, Colo., has pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Animal control officers target owners who let the dogs loose

Stamford resident Kristen Lombardi brings her yellow Labrador retriever Zoe to Mianus River Park every day.

Town mulls restricting Byram pool to residents

Looking to make amends with taxpayers upset by a controversial decision allowing nonresidents to ride town ferries this summer, Greenwich officials want the municipal pool proposed for Byram Park to be for residents only.

09/17/08 NERLEEA Police Explorer Conference 2008

Police Explorer Conference 2008 at Western Connecticut State University

Greenwich Explorer Post NERLEEA Conference WestConn 2008 PD Helicopter SRU SWAT

09/17/08 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS FEED

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Exit 55
Sean at The Big E - By Rob "WGCH" Adams - Here is a short silly Sean video from our trip to The Big E. This can be viewed as an example of Rule 55. Thank you in advance.
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For What It's Worth
- Slappy the Clown's Happy Dance *Happy Talk* I am under increasing pressure from my real estate peers to stop being gloomy and start reporting happy news. E...
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Barack Obama
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The Daily Spurgeon
With great mercies - “And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel, so will I save you and ye shall be a blessi...
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Jackie Starks keynote speaker for ‘Fairfield County Women United’ - Jackie Starks Last Sunday, Jackie Starks founder of the ‘Jackie Starks foundation’ was the keynote speaker at the ‘Fairfield County Women United’ annual ...
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Greenwich Forum
Fairfield County, state brace for fallout - Greenwich Time - 1 Comment, last updated on Wednesday Sep 17 by George Regnery
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Greenwich Library Today's Events
Baby Lapsit Registration - *When:* Wednesday September 17th, 2008 - All Day Open enrollment begins August 18 for Baby Lapsit for infants up to 12 months with a caregiver. Five-week F...
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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
NEW YORK Magazine calls it: Book Biz is dead - All those intellectual ivy league graduates who are willing to toil in pricey Manhattan for peanuts just to be in the book industry no longer have that optio...
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Jim Himes...Do the Right Thing - So now that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked Rep. Charlie Rangle to step down from his position as the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, ...
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The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
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Greenwich News
CME Group Sets New Records in Euro FX and Russian Ruble Trading Volumes - CME Group, a derivatives exchange and regulated marketplace for foreign exchange trading, established new FX volume records on September 4 for its Euro F...
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The Greenwich Blog
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09/17/08 Children's Benefit Fund to Honor Stone Point Capital CEO Charles Davis

New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund to Honor Stone Point Capital CEO Charles Davis and NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier At 23rd Annual Benefit Gala

NEW YORK, Sep 17, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund Chairman Daniel J. "Rusty" Staub, and Stephen J. Dannhauser, Chairman of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and President and CEO of the Fund, announced today they will honor Charles A. Davis, CEO of global private equity firm Stone Point Capital LLC, and Mark Messier, six-time Stanley Cup Champion and NHL Hall of Fame member, at the organization's 23rd Annual Benefit Gala on Tuesday, September 23rd at the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom. Philip V. Moyles, Jr., Senior Advisor at Stone Point Capital LLC is Chair for the black-tie optional event.

This year's gala features a live auction with NY 1 News Society Reporter George Whipple as auctioneer. Among the items to be bid on are an Ireland Castle vacation package, a private island Bahamas Vacation (including fishing trip and dinner with Mark Messier), and four seats to the last game at Shea Stadium, which will honor 45 former Mets players and managers and mark the closing of the Stadium.

The evening will also pay tribute to the legacy of Benefit Fund co-founder J. Patrick "Paddy" Burns, who passed away earlier this year. The first J. Patrick "Paddy" Burns award recipient will be Harrison Ford, in recognition of his contribution and participation in the organization's premier Public Service Announcement "The Call," which received a Telly Award this year.

"The board and families of the Benefit Fund are deeply grateful for the active support that Charles and Mark have shown. Thanks to their involvement, we have already exceeded prior years' fundraising efforts, even despite the tough economy," said Rusty Staub.

"It's been a privilege working with Charles and Mark, both respectable leaders in their careers and communities. Their stalwart dedication is inspiring, and sets an important example of giving back and honoring our most respected heroes," said Stephen Dannhauser.

Charles Davis joined Greenwich-based Stone Point Capital, a global private equity firm, in 1998 and has served as Chief Executive Officer for eight years. Previously, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 23 years, where he served as head of Investment Banking Services worldwide, co-head of the Americas Group, head of the Financial Services Industry Group, member of the International Executive Committee and General Partner. Davis serves as a director of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, Lockton International Holdings Limited and Wilton Re Holdings Limited, and a former director of several portfolio companies including Sedgwick CMS Holdings, Inc. and Vertafore, Inc. (f/k/a AMS Services, Inc.). He is also a director of Media General, Inc., Merchants Bancshares, Inc., Progressive Corporation and The Hershey Company. Davis' charitable contributions include active involvement with the Charles & Marna Davis Foundation and Stone Point Capital Foundation.

Mark Messier, widely considered among the greatest hockey players and greatest sports leaders of all time, spent more than a quarter of a century in the NHL (1979-2004) with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks. He won five Stanley Cups with the Oilers and one with the Rangers, and is the only professional athlete to captain two different teams to championships. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Since his retirement in January 2006, Messier has been actively involved with several charitable causes, including the Tomorrow's Children Fund, which named Messier the 1996 "Humanitarian of the Year," and Hackensack University Medical Center, which unveiled the "Mark Messier Skyway for Tomorrow's Children" in 2006.

Cocktail Reception begins at 6:00 p.m., with dinner and program at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets begin at $750. For sponsorship/ticket information, contact Linda Giammona, 212-735-4505/linda.giammona@answerthecall.org. Press must contact Rhonda Walker, 212-843-8338/rwalker@rubenstein.com regarding photo opportunities/attendance.

Since its inception in 1985 by Rusty Staub, the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund ( http://www.answerthecall.org/) has distributed approximately $114 million to the families of New York City Police and Fire personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. Starting in 1987, the Benefit Fund provided 320 families with annual financial assistance; now, the commitment has grown to nearly 700 families. Immediately after the death of a First Responder, the Benefit Fund delivers the family a check to help them through the uncertain times such a tragedy can bring. After the initial crisis, the Benefit Fund provides each family with financial support and a network of friends ready to lend a hand. Though the Benefit Fund was initially created to assist families of New York City Fire Fighters and Police Officers, it now includes the families of Emergency Medical Services and Port Authority Police as well.

This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, http://www.globenewswire.com/


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09/17/08 The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Wednesday

ABC News

... paycheck will come from. CEO Richard Fuld, on the other hand, can contemplate his next move from a lavish home in Greenwich, Conn. The multi-million dollar manse has 20 rooms and includes an indoor squash court. Fuld and his wife regularly make the ...

Gevity's new top executive gets OK to work in the U.S.


... after General Atlantic acquired a 9.5 percent stake in the Lakewood Ranch company. Greater Atlantic, based in Greenwich, Conn., manages $17 billion in investments. Gevity said that managers were authorized "to initiate a formal process to evaluate ...

Is Shays avoiding debates?


... will take place next month. However, by Tuesday evening no debates had yet been scheduled. Democrat Jim Himes of Greenwich and Green Party candidate Richard Duffee of Stamford said Shays, the only Republican member of Congress from New England, was ...

Fed policy makers keep key rate steady

International Herald Tribune

... the federal funds rate is too high," said Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, an investment firm in Greenwich, Connecticut "The markets are frozen because there is a crisis of confidence. It's not a matter of whether the short rate is 2 ...

AIG rescue at hand, government to take stake

Star Phoenix

... the Fed. "This would mean another shareholder wipeout," said David Ader, head of government bond strategy at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson were briefing members of ...

CHC and First Reserve Announce Closing of Plan of Arrangement

PR Newswire

GREENWICH, Conn., HOUSTON, LONDON and VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- CHC Helicopter Corporation and First Reserve Corporation are pleased to announce that the Plan of ...

Jupiter Island retirement sweet for Lehman boss

Palm Beach Post

... to be his neighbor." Fuld owns a main residence in Manhattan, which is worth $26.2 million. He's got another in Greenwich, Conn., assessed at nearly $9 million, and another in Ketchum, Idaho, according to records.

NCAA blogger Brian Bennett


... They're 35th right now. I think they'll have to beat Louisville and get to 5-0 to break the rankings Kevin (Greenwich, CT): Why is Donald Brown not getting any mention as a Heisman candidate? Brian Bennett: He's on my radar. UConn hasn't gotten a ...

Ithaca Times

... total $220,000 in costs, was further boosted by a $25,000 unrestricted gift from Plainfield Asset Management of Greenwich, Conn., given with the intent to strengthen the college's commitment to equine education and research. Plainfield has ...


... in Salem, Massachusetts. The drama kept traders glued to their screens: In the capital of the hedge fund industry, Greenwich, Connecticut, an industry conference for 500 people had 200 empty seats. "A lot of people who are seeing massive red ink and ...


... with a gain in the high 50s or low 60s'' last week, said Tom Orr , director of research at Weeden & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``We might find ourselves 150 billion cubic feet less than where we were last year in the next couple of weeks because ...

Westport News

... lower Fairfield County and New York City to raise more than $2.3 million by the start of July. Himes, who lives in Greenwich, has called on friends and associates from his days as a vice president at Goldman Sachs to raise more than $2.1 million by ...


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09/17/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Wednesday

Greenwich police officers, from left, Sean O’Donnell and John D’Inverno were among the police, fire and emergency service attendees from all over Fairfield County at the Blue Mass in Bridgeport commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

(John Kovach/Greenwich Post photo)

A procession of police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services providers, including Greenwich police officers, led by motorcycle officers and honor guards, marched on Sunday from the Fairfield Police

Department on Reef Road to St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the Post Road.
The road was closed to traffic except for saluting firefighters on both sides and two ladder trucks from which a giant American flag flew against a clear, powder blue sky.

Since Oct. 16, 1933, the Representative Town Meeting in Greenwich, the first in the state, has been gathering to make decisions that have shaped the town to what it is today. On Oct. 19 of this year, past and present members and their families, as well as constituents, are invited to gather for a 75th anniversary party, organized by a committee of current meeting members.

The event, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the student center at Greenwich High School, will honor all members, as well as give special recognition to the 11 members who have served for 25 consecutive years or more on the town board. Members Joan Caldwell, who has served for 42 years, and Todd Kennedy, who has served for more than three decades, are the longest consecutively serving members.

The event will also honor the Chamber of Commerce for its help in getting the RTM started, and celebrate the fact that the RTM is all-volunteer and run on a nonpartisan basis.

Chaired by Despina Fassuliotis of District 11, the RTM 75th Anniversary Committee is seeking past members’ current whereabouts. Those who fall in that category or know someone’s current address are asked to contact Ms. Fassuliotis at 661-5991.

Invitations to past members whose whereabouts are known to the committee have already been sent out.

The event, which current RTM Moderator Thomas J. Byrne called “the grandest reunion Greenwich has ever seen,” is free to attend.....

Citizens who would like to volunteer locally to elect United States Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin as the next President and vice president of the United States may attend a meeting of the Greenwich chapter of the McCain/Palin 2008 campaign Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. at the home of Joe Romano, McCain Greenwich town coordinator.

Ken Adler, owner of River Bicycles in Greenwich, says he is seeing a trend toward electric bikes and scooters. The trend toward electric bikes is at an all-time high according to the Gluskin-Townley Group, which does market research for the National Bicycle Dealers Association. It estimates that 10,000 electric bicycles were sold in the United States in 2007, up from 6,000 in 2006. Now it seems production can barely keep up with demand, said Mr. Adler.

The alumni of the Stateliners Senior and Junior Drum and Bugle Corps are planning a reunion for all former members and instructors on Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 11 and 12.

On Oct. 1, 1998, three medical practices in Greenwich merged to form Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists PC, known as ONS. Two of the practices were orthopaedic groups led by Dr. Seth Miller and Dr. John Crowe. The third was the solo practice of neurosurgeon, Dr. Mark Camel. The idea of a group composed of orthopedists and neurosurgeons was brand new, but to Drs. Miller, Camel and Crowe — colleagues at Greenwich Hospital — thought a practice made up of specialists to treat the full spectrum of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders made “good sense.” The biggest benefit would be to patients who could go to one source for diagnosis, treatment and follow up, instead of being referred from one practice to another to resolve a problem.

Theresa C. Carroll, a longtime resident of Greenwich, died after a long illness at Stamford Hospital. She was 67.

Anthony Francis Belmont, 79, a longtime resident of Greenwich, died Sunday, Sept. 14, after a battle with cancer. Born April 15, 1929, to Harmon and Eileen McIlvenny Belmont, he was nicknamed “Nonie” at a young age and was known as such his whole life.

He served his country in the armed forces during the Korean War. Mr. Belmont loved the Chicago Cubs, all-night poker games and Sundays in Chickahominy with his buddies, said family and friends. For 58 years, he was employed with the town, primarily as the coordinator of Consumer Affairs.

“Without a doubt, the only thing he loved more than his town was his family,” said those who knew him.

Mr. Belmont was predeceased by his parents and his younger brother, Harmon “Pebbles” Belmont Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Paula Belmont; his daughter, Kathleen Belmont Derene; his son, John Francis Belmont and his wife, Annie; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah and Samuel Harmon Derene and J.J. and Jaime Belmont; his sister, Eileen, and her husband, Frank; and his niece, Deirdre, and stepsons Bill and Stephen Kocis.

Calling hours were Tuesday at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday at St. Roch Church. Cremation will be private.

Contributions may be made to the Richard Rosenthal Hospice, 100 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06904, or the Boyd Center for Integrative Health Foundation (Dr. Barry Boyd), 15 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830.

John H. Carlson Jr., a 50-year resident of Old Greenwich, died at his home in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 11. He was 84. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 20, 1923, he was the eldest son of the late John H. Carlson and Elsa P. Carlson.
Mr. Carlson attended Tufts and Notre Dame universities, and graduated from the University of Connecticut.

He enlisted in 1943 and served his country as an ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving aboard the USS Cuyama in the Pacific. After returning home, he married Shirley Ann Gilmore and joined what was to become the family insurance company in New York City. In 1952, he moved to Old Greenwich and co-founded Carlson and Carlson Inc., where he was president. He later established an office of the firm in Stamford and then Riverside.

The following are Sept. 16's released arrests:


Gladys Zapata, 45, of Altamonte, Fla. was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with driving under the influence. She was reportedly seen driving on West Putnam Avenue and weaving in between lanes before coming to a complete stop at an intersection where there was a green light. Police said when officers stopped her car, Zapata had slurred and confused speech and could not pass field sobriety tests. She was released on a $250 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 15.

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09/17/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Wednesday

Sheila Keatinge president of the Junior League, is spearheading a fundraising effort to renovate the aging Bruce Park Playground. She stands in the playgound with her son Willy Keatinge, 9, daughter Maggie Keatinge, 11 and friend Katie Carlson, 11.

(Helen Neafsey/Staff photo)


The Headline:

Selectman Lynn Lavery, a former Junior League president, praised the efforts of the group to renovate Bruce Park playground.

Lavery Says: "In this era of tight budgets, it's wonderful that we have an organization Éthat sees a need and creates a solution"

The Quote:

"Practically every feature of this playground is going to be for all children, of all abilities," said Sheila Keatinge, president of the Junior League. "Back supports, crawl-in ramps, wide pathways. It's going to be a really exciting experience for them."

The Story:

A treehouse-themed jungle gym with an access ramp for children using a walker.

A maze of boxwood trees with pathways accessible by tricycle or wheelchair.

With town approval, the Junior League of Greenwich will hire a contractor by next month to install new equipment for a spring 2009 ribbon-cutting, planners said.

The Representative Town Meeting on Monday approved a request by town parks officials to accept a $600,000 donation from the Junior League to equip the playground with new state-of-the-art amenities.

Fairfield County, state brace for fallout

HARTFORD - Officials and lower Fairfield County residents have long lamented that they send more income and sales taxes to Hartford than they get back.

Support appears to be growing for a measure that would narrow the window of time the town is allowed to borrow money to fund capital projects, with proponents hoping the move will close a back door to increased bonding.

Schools' employees await new contract

By Colin Gustafson Staff Writer

After settling disputes over wages and benefits, the Board of Education and the Public Service Employees Local 136 expect a new contract for teachers' assistants and school security guards to coast to final approval this month.

Winning a championship is never easy on the high school level. Defending a title may be the only feat that is more difficult because there is so much change from one season to next.

It's going to take some time for the aftershocks of the Wall Street earthquake to settle down and allow all of us to gauge the full impact. What we do know is the tremors will shake Fairfield County something terrible.

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged again Wednesday, with anxieties about the financial system still running high even after the government bailed out the insurer American International Group Inc.


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