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Monday, December 22, 2008

12/22/08 Take A Look At This Press Release: New York Law Firm Is Going After Mandoff Feeder Fund Guys Like Greenwich Resident Walter Noel


Press release from:

Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP


NEW YORK – The New York law firm of Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP, has been retained by individuals and entities that delivered hundreds of millions of dollars to investment adviser Bernard L. Madoff, who authorities say admitted to operating what amounted to a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.


Since the December 11 arrest of Mr. Madoff, 70, the list of companies and individuals facing steep financial losses based on their dealings with Mr. Madoff and companies affiliated with or controlled by him have grown to include individuals and institutions across the country. In addition, Mr. Madoff’s fund obtained money from some of Europe’s largest banks, including institutions in the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Italy, and their clients.


“If this were a traditional bank robbery, the eyewitness reports would say that Mr. Madoff walked out with billions of dollars as someone held the door open for him,” says Jeffrey Zwerling, a founding partner of Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling. “If it’s true, it’s just amazing in terms of the audacity, if nothing else.”


Mr. Zwerling and his firm represent investment partnerships, individuals and companies that may have lost significant amounts of money in Mr. Madoff’s scheme. In addition to targeting Mr. Madoff’s businesses, the firm will be taking a close look at third parties, including financial firms and other institutions that may have played a role in the scheme.


There’s just no way that this happens without help of some kind,” says Robert S. Schachter a senior partner of the firm. “The evidence already shows that Mr. Madoff wanted ‘investors’ to come to him through other entities. Those will be the businesses that are going to find themselves answering a few questions now.”


Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP, is currently investigating the appropriate legal approaches available to its clients. The investigation and any litigation will be undertaken by the firm on a contingent fee basis, meaning the firm’s clients will pay no legal fees unless there is a financial recovery. The firm currently plays a leading role in numerous major securities and complex commercial litigations pending in federal and state courts and has offices in New York City, Garden City, N.Y., and Seattle. The firm has been recognized by courts throughout the country as highly experienced and skilled in complex litigation, particularly with respect to federal securities class-action litigation.

More information is available at http://www.zsz.com/.

For more information or to speak with Jeffrey Zwerling or Robert S. Schachter about the Madoff case, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 (office), 214-213-1754 (mobile) or mark@androvett.com.

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12/22/08 A Short Greenwich Roundup Editorial: Why Isn't Anyone Reporting On Getting Federal Stimulus Money For Greenwich



Only a fool would argue that the town of Greenwich

doesn't need Connecticut state stimulus package money


The town needs to get on it getting stimulus money pronto,


Please take a look at this link.....


http://ccm-ct.org/advocacy/2007-2008/ready_to_go_121108.pdf


Greenwich residents can see how the stimulus package is playing out.


Stimulus package money could help the single family homeowners in Greenwich contain potential tax increases while preserving vital town services.


The stimulus package is really important to Greenwich and one of the biggest advocates of the town getting it's fair share has been Cos Cob resident Frank Farricker.

It is time for Greenwich politicos and local media reporters to look into what Mr. Farricker says is potentially available to the town.

For far too long Greenwich has paid too much to Connecticut and Federal coffers and gotten little or nothing in return.

It is time for Greenwich to start getting more state and federal grants that provide relief to taxpayer while improving the town.

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12/22/08 Christmas Killjoys Attack The Most Wonderful Holiday



KILLJOY - A Short Animation
11.55 pm on December 24 th. Santa Claus is disturbed by a strange noise in his house. He finds some Christmas presents close to his cheminey. He is about to discover a cruel reality: a Santa Claus younger and more modern than him seems to do his job


The war against Christmas toys

International Herald Tribune

By Alex Beam
Published: December 22, 2008


Ah, Christmastime. Store tramplings, nervous breakdowns, prickly clumps of holly showing up where you least expect them. And the annual, mindless War on Toys. It makes a fella feel gosh-darned sentimental.

Every year, like clockwork, the family of Boston lawyer Edward Swartz stages a holiday-time press conference, decrying the "10 most dangerous toys" in the stores. Every year, like beaten, groveling, guileless dogs, the media give the Swartz's outfit, World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH), free publicity for its dubious claims. That must be because there is so little happening in the world.

This year is no exception. WATCH "fearlessly exposed potentially dangerous toys to the general public," the nonprofit's Web site proclaims.

What are the 10 toys to avoid this Christmas? Beware the Play-a-Sound Book with Cuddly Pooh! Shun the Spiderman Adjustable Toy Skates! For heaven's sakes, don't let your children play with Kenscott's 4-foot-wide inflatable Giga Ball! "Children as young as 4 years old are encouraged to 'crawl inside' this colorful inflatable ball, in order to 'spin, tumble, [and] bounce,"' the Swartzes write, adding: "WATCH out!".......

... A more welcome, albeit short-lived, Christmastime tradition was the full-page ad that the Greenwich, Connecticut-based rich guy Ray Dalio took out in major newspapers decrying Yuletide commercialism. "No sooner does Thanksgiving end, than the loathsome shopping season begins - a monthlong compulsion to buy something, anything, for anyone," read Dalio's ad in last year's Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and other papers.

In lieu of mobbing the malls, Dalio urged you to "give people donations to their favorite charity. And request that they give donations to your favorite charities. A lot more money would go to people who need it."

Dalio, a Harvard Business School grad who captains the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, spent $2 million on his "redefining Christmas" campaign last year. This year, not so much.

Instead of newspaper ads, "they opted for radio," publicist Marianne O'Hare tells me. "They had limited money to spend." Dalio commissioned six 15-second radio spots to run on some nationally syndicated shows and bought some sponsorship messages on National Public Radio.....

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12/22/08 Chris Fountain Reports: All Noel, all the time

The First Shoe Drops
Things are heating up for the Noels, even on this cold December day.
http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/the-first-shoe-drops/

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12/22/08 One Reason The Greenwich Time Website May Not Be Getting The Adverstising Dollars It Needs Is Because Visitors Are Reporting It As Dangerous


WEB SECURITY GUARD WARNING


greenwichtime.com is downloading code segments from interlock.com.


this website maybe connected with advertising networks, adware, spyware, viruses, popup flood and spam.


Domain Info: No Data Available


Server Location: Internap Network Services, Miami Fl 33103


Visitors Load: Heavy


User Rating Statistics:


50 -100 Reports Of Spam


50 -100 Reports Of Advertising Network


50 -100 Reports Of Adware Spyware And Viruses


50 - 100 Reports Of Pop Up Flood


Comments:


Reports Of Dangerous Website:


James says....


This website plays dirty and doesn't care at who's expence.


Aniello M. Giordano says .....


I Don't know if this website is safe. Software warns me in advance.


MVA says .....


Not a good site to allow.


When ever the pop up appears my desk top goes grey and everything stops.


Barbara2846@aol says .....


Suspicious website. Don't want Virus.


COMMENT:


Perhaps The Greenwich Time And Greenwich Hospital Should Get Rid Of That Annoying Pop Up On The Newspaper's Home Page, Because It Is Making Town Residents Mad At Both Institutions.


The Greenwich Time Webmaster Should Realize That Down Loading Code On Visitors Computers Is Bad For Business.
Does This Huge Pop Up Advertising Campaign That Downloads Code On Visitors Computers Violate Heart Newspaper Or Greenwich Hospital Privacy Policies
Greenwich Roundup Will Not Knowingly Download Code
On Your Personal Computer
Greenwich Roundup Will Never Ever Secretly Allow A Third Party To Down Load Code On Your Computer.
Just how Much Money Is Greenwich Hospital Giving The Local Rag For Those Huge Pop Up Ads That Freeze Personal Computers And Secretly Download Code.


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12/22/08 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS FEED


Bloggers Who Are From, Work In Or Used To Live In Greenwich .....


John Ferris Robben - T-shirt Philosophy Page At Our Greenwich
PreChristmas in Connecticut - [image: Connecticut December 2008 Cold Very Cold Windy Ice and Snow on the ground ... I took my buddy 'Wilcox' and 3 adorable Mrs. Clause costumes to my ...

The Daily Spurgeon
He became bone of our bone - Let us dream no longer in somber sadness that we cannot draw near to God so that he will really hear our prayer and pity our necessities, seeing that Jes...

EDDIE "Greenwich Native" ROSS
West Village Wreaths - On the hunt for a little holiday inspiration last week, Jaithan and I were out and about in the West Village snapping a few pictures of our favorite wreaths....

Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
OK, Enough With The Snow! - Roughly a foot of snow fell in the Putnam County area since midday Friday. My back has had enough. Shoveling...pushing the snow blower...sweeping...scrapin...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Our Economic Katrina - Pets again the victims - We knew this was coming. With the economy worsening, we knew that pets would become early victims of the fear and uncertainty. This played out during Katrina...

Greenwich Diva
Mary dressed in drag in a Amsterdam Christmas celebration - From Huffington Post AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Amsterdam hosted a Christmas celebration for its ga...

Rock Star Diary
New Lens from Victoria - Victoria, my BFF, got me a new lens for my camera for x-mas. It was so desperately needed. So many of my pictures were coming out blurry with my old lens. No...

The Blonde Excuse
Is it Thanksgiving Already? - Yes, I'm behind, as always. I decided I should probably try to get my Thanksgiving entry done before Christmas, though! Sorry for the major back-up of entrie...

Cos Cob Blogger Iggy Makarevich At High Strangeness
Roy Buchanan's Cajun by John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives - The late and very lamented guitar genius Roy Buchanan is one of my heroes and I periodically check the web for videos of him playing Cajun, my favorite song ...


Greenwich Library Today's Events
Baby Lapsit Registration - *When:* Monday December 22nd, 2008 - All Day Open enrollment begins December 8 for Baby Lapsit for infants up to 12 months with a caregiver. Five-week...

Greenwich Forum
Why Ron Howard Prefers Greenwich Over Hollywood - 1 Comment, last updated on Sunday Dec 21 by Toady Rell

The New And Improved "For What It's Worth" (Wordpress Edition)
It can’t happen here, either - A New York resident looks at his Governor’s proposed budget and notices that, as always, state employees are immune from suffering. The Gove says he’s cut...

Tribune Company's Greenwich News Feed
Well-known former Greenwich chef dies in car fire - Authorities say a former Greenwich, Conn., restaurateur who gained local fame for his fancy cakes and pastries has died in a car fire in Virginia. Police ...


Greenwich Bloggers Who Are Missing In Action ......


Joe Pisani's Our Greenwich Page
Greed and journalism - When Tribune Company bought Times Mirror in what was called “The Deal of the Century” by Editor and Publisher magazine, everyone thought the revenue would...
1 week ago

Sarah Darer Littman - Politics Above the Parapet At Our Greenwich
Shays’ former campaign manager suspect in fraud - The AP is reporting that Michael Sohn, Chris Shays’ campaign manager for the last several elections is the target of suspicions that money was misappropria...
1 week ago

Publicani By Dr. Zak Maymin Of Greenwich
Publicani has been nominated for the Prometheus Award for Best Novel! -
1 week ago

Greenwich Guy
A Wake up Call - I am sitting here thinking about the terrorist attacks in India and the prospect of the liberals running our defense. They are more worried about the right...
3 weeks ago

Joy Haenlein's Our Greenwich Page
Mr. Himes goes to Washington - In introducing our new congressman in South Norwalk last night, Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy talked about the decision Jim Himes made two years ago to ...
1 month ago

Susie Costaregni's Our Greenwich Page
OUR JOE PISANI - Out there … The Toast and Roast Dinner to honor Joe Pisani, former editor of the Greenwich Time/Stamford Advocate, took place last week at the Greenwich Hy...
1 month ago

Ed's First Blog
Hey Film Buffs! Look What Turner Classic Movies Is Offering! -
My colleague *Catherine Tynes* pointed out this terrific site offered by the cable station Turner Classic Movies . Basically, TCM has a collection of * down...
1 month ago


More Greenwich Bloggers Who Are Missing In Action .....


Frank Trotta's Page At Our Greenwich
The Power of No Power - Early Friday morning, there was a storm-related blackout in and around “the Hub,” as the downtown Cos Cob neighborhood is known locally. “Back country Cos ... 1 week ago

Greenwich Gossip
Holiday Choral Concert at Greenwich High School - This annual event is always a favorite with your scribe. The talent of our local students, under the direction of Patrick Taylor, is truly awesome to hear ...
1 week ago

Saramerica
Yay for feisty Irish broads! - I just got back from doing some poll standing for local Democratic candidate Ed Krumeich and I met this wonderful lady stopped to speak with me on her way ...
1 month ago

The Greenwich Blog
Vigil at YWCA to raise awareness of domestic violence - The YWCA of Greenwich invites the community to attend a Candlelight Vigil to raise awareness of domestic violence on Thursday, October 16 at 6 p.m. Octobe...
2 months ago


Another Greenwich Blog That Is Missing In Action .......


Greenwich Roundup
12/20/08 The Our Greenwich Blog May Be Expanding With More Failed Greenwich Time Employees - *The Greenwich Time Still Continues To Go Down In Flames* We Are Starting To Get Tired Of Saying This...... We Hate To Say We Told You So, But We Told You So...
2 days ago


COMMENT:


The Town Snow Storms Have Gotten The Publisher Of Greenwich Roundup A Bit Behind In His Work. However, Several Exciting And Shocking Blog Posts Are Saved In Draft Form Waiting To Be Edited And Provided With Pictures Or Graphics.


Please Check Back For Read These Drafts That Will Be Published Very Soon.


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12/22/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Monday


Jenny Byxbee Angela Valentine, Natalie Queen and Liliana Herrera




On Dec. 9, in a ceremony at Town Hall, 17 adults graduated from the 10-week People Empowering People course designed by the Parent Leadership Training Institute and supported by the Department of Social Services, United Way of Greenwich Youth Services Council, Greenwich Public Schools, the Graustein Memorial Fund and The Children's Trust Fund.




Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) in the diocese of Bridgeport will welcome Paul Scarbrough at its initial 2009 meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m., to be held at the First Congregational Church on the Norwalk Green. Mr. Scarbrough, co-president of Call to Action/USA will speak on "The Changing Face of Catholicism: Opportunities and Challenges for Reform Movements."




BREACH OF PEACE


A 20-year-old woman and a 24-year-old Greenwich man were both arrested Dec. 20 and charged with breach of peace after police responded to a report of a woman screaming for help. Police reportedly learned of a domestic violence incident between the man and woman, who are a live-in couple. The woman claimed the man had pulled her hair and pushed her to the ground, causing a bruise and small cut on her right knee. She allegedly showed officers hair that had been pulled out of her head. The man claimed the woman had struck him in the face and scratched his right hand. They were both released on promises to appear in court Dec. 22

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DISORDERLY


A 26-year-old Waltham, Mass., woman was arrested Dec. 21 and charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct. Police had been sent to the scene of a reported fight between a brother and sister, and said they found both had become intoxicated and started fighting. The woman allegedly bit her brother and struck him with a phone while also preventing him from calling 911. She was released on a $1,000 cash bond and was due in court Dec. 22.


DISORDERLY


A 52-year-old Riverside man was arrested Dec. 21 and charged with disorderly conduct after an alleged domestic violence incident. Police responding to a reported incident were met with the woman who had called them. She alleged that after returning home from buying groceries, her husband had approached her in a violent manner, yelling and screaming at her and forcefully removing her from the car. She told police that the man pushed her head against the roof of the car before she was able to run inside and call police. The man reportedly told police that he had confronted his wife because he believed she had been drinking and driving, and claimed he never hit her. Police reports state that officers observed the man to be in an “extremely agitated state” and that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The woman did not appear to be under any influence of alcohol, they said. The man was released at the scene on a promise to appear and told by officers not to return to the home or have any contact with his wife. The man was due in court Dec. 22.


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