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Saturday, January 17, 2009

1/17/09 The Return Of Invivible Man

A Greenwich Story Gets Reposted:

In Which You Must Be New « This Recording

I knew I could never be treated as an equal at this Greenwich oasis—a place so insular that the word Negro is still used in conversation. But I figured I could get close enough to understand what these people were thinking and why ...

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1/17/09 The Greenwich Citizen And The Greenwich Post Have Not Updated Since Friday, But Greenwich Roundup Is Here With The Raw Greenwich News Feed

The Raw Greenwich News Feed
Spaning The Globe To Bring You The Latest News About Greenwich..... (Continuously Updated Thoughout The Day)

New York Times
Courtney Erin Shea and Stephen Franklin Wilson Ball Jr. are to be married Sunday in Greenwich, Conn. The Rev. Shawn W. Cutler is to perform the ceremony at ...
AU News, NY
Junior Andrew Brisson (Greenwich, CT/Greenwich) took second in the 100-yard and 500-yard free; senior Tyler Monroe (Conesus, NY/Livonia) was second in the ...

Metro-North commuters criticize crowding, parking
News Times
... when the DOT isn't doing anything to increase parking at the stations," Cameron said. "Between Fairfield and Greenwich, the parking is maxed out." State transportation department spokesman Judd Everhart said the report will be reviewed, but he ...

New York Times
Their decisions will reverberate beyond Greenwich, Conn., the New York suburb that is a haven for hedge fund honchos. Pension funds, endowments and

Brothers honor their dad with sportsmanship trophy
... were spent long after Ralph and Craig left the program. That's one of the reasons Ralph and Craig, who lives in Greenwich, Conn., decided to create a sportsmanship award in memory of their father, who died Oct. 15, 2007. 'Dad didn't want a lot ...

Stamford Advocate
Other good herring locations include Stamford's East Branch and Grass Island off Greenwich. Because of the lower water salinity in the Housatonic River, ...

Oregon Democratic donor says he just wanted good inaugural tickets
The Oregonian
More than anyone else in Oregon, Win McCormack is helping pay for Barack Obama's inaugural celebrations.

McCormack, a longtime publisher and writer who has become one of the state's largest Democratic donors, gave the maximum $50,000 allowed to the committee and is credited with raising another $50,000 from others.

McCormack, the heir to a Midwestern banking fortune, shrugged off the contribution, saying he was just looking for good tickets to the inaugural activities.

"It's a great moment in American history," he said. "I think he's the Democratic leader with the most potential for greatness since Bobby (Kennedy). And I want to be part of that moment."....

....McCormack gave nearly $350,000 to Democratic presidential and congressional candidates in the past two elections. And in the past two years, he gave $333,000 to local and state candidates and ballot measure campaigns in Oregon.

On top of that, he made the biggest political donation of his life -- $1 million -- to an independent voter turnout group seeking to topple Bush in 2004. The group, America Coming Together, operated independently of the Democratic Party so that wealthy donors could exceed federal campaign finance limits....

....And last year, he wrote a book -- "You Don't Know Me, A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values" -- that chronicled dozens of sex scandals involving Republican figures. He thought Republican sexual hypocrisy was inextricably linked to the party's misdeeds in government.

McCormack was reared in Greenwich, Conn., the son of a successful New York lawyer, who had grown up poor, and a mother from a storied family.

His maternal ancestors first made money as papermakers in early 18th-century New England and then in a gunpowder business that rivaled the DuPonts'.

McCormack's great-grandfather founded the Northern Trust Company Bank in Chicago and, with his sons, started Illinois Tool Works, a Fortune 500 company. ....

...He began fundraising for Obama, to the point that he has a little trouble remembering just what he has done. For example, he's not sure he actually raised another $50,000 for the inaugural committee, as it claims.

Still, he added with a smile and a tap of his pipe, "I'm willing to take credit for it."
He also grins when asked what else he might seek during his trip to Washington. Does he want an ambassadorship or something?

"Well," he replied, "I want to serve on the National Endowment for the Humanities. ... I'm going to try to get an appointment to that. And, you know, being an ambassador might be fun, in the second term. I don't have time for it now."

Norwalk Advocate
By Martin B. Cassidy
While maintaining an increased presence to snare unsafe tractor-trailers, violations fell about 14 percent at the Greenwich weigh station ...

Suffield Academy swimmer shatters 27-year pool record
... credited his teammates with helping him. Teammates Connor Beaulieu of Windsor, Conn., and Evan Ciecimirski of Greenwich, Conn., kept up with Casey for 400 yards, and Beaulieu wound up second with a time of 4:39.94. Like Casey's effort, Beaulieu's ...

The Hour, CT
Kristina Magdalinos had tied the game at 38 with the only 3-pointer for Greenwich (3-5, 4-7). "I'm happy we came out on the winning side, but we gave away ...

Animal Crazy
.. the biggest slice of the pet-products industry, estimated to be $43.4 billion in 2008 by the American Pet Products Association Inc. in Greenwich, Conn. ...

New York Times
GREENWICH Bruce Museum “Celebrating a Life of Love,” annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday featuring the Messiah Baptist Gospel Choir from ...

Peter Foster: From gamblers to bankers
National Post
... and Aaron Brown, a risk manager fo AQR Capital Management, based in Greenwich, Conn. Humans are natural gamblers, and, as A World of Chance makes clear, gambling and commercial risk taking have been ...

Norwalk Advocate
... Norwalk's Molly Gaumer-Klein, Syla King and Alexandra Pennella, Westport's Brielle Hutchinson and Michaela Macdonald, and Greenwich's Samantha Scordo. ...

Popeater, NY
Finally, I went to a doctor at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut just so it wouldn't turn into a circus. He said, 'you've got to stop working. ...

Bates College Sports News
...first-year Bobby Burns (Greenwich, Conn.) at No. 6, senior Marc Taggart (Skippack, Pa.) at No. 8 and senior Charlie Johnson (Atlanta, Ga.) at No. 9. ...

Journalist began his storied career as global reporter
... after he returned to the United States in 1985. He divided his time in recent years between Sarasota and Old Greenwich, Conn. He was born June 29, 1920, in Concordia, Kansas. Afflicted with asthma since childhood, he suffered from chronic ...

DMN Newswire (press release), CA
GREENWICH, CT -- (Marketwire) -- In support of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, VisionRx has launched its groundbreaking online glaucoma test, ...

Toledo Blade
A native of Greenwich, Conn., Mr. Leo was a Navy veteran of World War II. He received a bachelor's degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a master of ...

Hartford Courant
Barbara Ryan, a Deutsche Bank analyst in Greenwich, Conn., said in an interview last month. The layoffs, which will include middle managers, ...

Nymex Gas Falls on Concern U.S. Recession Will Deepen, Curbing Fuel Demand
... this weather, I dona t know what is going to make it rally,a said Tom Orr , research director at Weeden & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut. a oeResidential demand had to go up so commercial demand had to go off a cliff.a Falling Demand About 74 percent ...

The Epoch Times, NY
I live in Greenwich, Connecticut; I think the first or second wealthiest community in the United States. I had to live there because I was managing a ...

A whole new game when re-entering the job hunt
... their careers. "The game is new for seasoned executives," said Debra Feldman, an executive talent agent based in Greenwich, Conn. "Today's environment is not always welcoming for even the most successful, passionate, capable and proven individuals. ...

Financial reversal sets trend
... for them and Citigroup are "still treating the symptoms," said Michael Darda, an economist with MKM Partners in Greenwich, Conn. "The underlying cause is falling home prices and highly leveraged households," he said. Darda ran some data on the last ...

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Contracts for Suite of...
Airport Business
GREENWICH, Conn. /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSSR) announced today that ...

Midwest Inc. to move distribution center to Tennessee
... leader in giftware and home decor. The company was acquired in 2001 by Blyth, a home-decor company based in Greenwich, Conn. Cannon Falls offered everything it could to get the distribution center to stay, but Tennessee offered a better tax package, ...

John H. McGuire
Village Soup
NAPLES, FLA. : John H. McGuire, 93, of Naples, Fla., and formerly of Greenwich, Conn., died peacefully Jan.

Travelers at Westchester airport marvel at 'miracle' on TV
Journal News
... 'What would it feel like to land on the water?' Other Charlotte-bound passengers, including Jack Vartuli, 37, of Greenwich, Conn., said the incident made them feel a little uneasy about stepping onto the plane. 'It's kind of an odd thing to ...

Kissimmee Econo Lodge sells for $1.7M
Orlando Business Journal
... LLC . CBRE Hotels , a hotel/resort specialty practice within CB Richard Ellis , represented the seller, a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund, in the deal. CBRE Hotels Senior Vice President Robert Taylor and associate Lisa Zaranek teamed with two ...
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1/17/09 Senator Chris Dodd Is Not Welcome At Obama Inaguration

Washington DC Police Have plastered the street lamp poles in a central part of the city with big red signs "WARNING" all that "

This area has been declared a PROSTITUTION FREE ZONE"

This sign--one of a whole bunch D.C. police have posted between 4th and 5th streets NW from Eye to L streets could possibly subject Chris Dodd to arrest if he were to go to the Obama inauguration

I'm thinking at least some of the Greenwich residents visiting Washington might want to get themselves a souvenir of their visit to Washington, like a nice big red sign declaring Chis Dodd Keep Out, or something like that.

DC Declares a 'Prostitution Free Zone' for Inauguration

......portions of downtown have been declared a "Prostitution Free Zone" for the Inaugural celebration period. The best part? It has an expiration date, as though at all other times, hookers have free reign over downtown Washington -- hey, at least the MPD is honest....


The Desert Sun, CA

Barney Frank and Chris Dodd make Bernie Madoff appear to be a paradigm of ethical and moral standards. Frank and Dodd allowed the executives of Fannie Mae ...

TheDay, CT

Chris Dodd was a member of a special group of “VIP” customers of Countrywide, the mortgage giant whose business is the jurisdiction of Dodd’s Senate Banking ...

Vail Daily News, CO

This is an open letter to Barney Franks, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Financial Services ...

Journal Express, IA

Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank) from their positions of authority. 2. An offshoot of the first point, Paulson is leaving $350 billion in the hands of the ...

Chicago Tribune

.....a couple of other senators who are beloved by the news media, two senators who made the famous cocktail waitress sandwich years ago.

According to news reports, those two liberal Democratic lions and champions of women's rights, Sen. Ted Kennedy, the noted midnight swimmer from Massachusetts, and his buddy Christopher Dodd of Connecticut were out one night drinking at La Brasserie, a Capitol Hill restaurant.

Dodd had so much to drink he slumped in a chair. Kennedy decided to liven things up. So he threw a waitress on top of Dodd. Then Kennedy jumped on the astonished woman.

"She was said to have run screaming from the room," according to a lengthy 1991 profile on Dodd in the Hartford Courant.....

Hartford Courant

Chris Dodd, who has been asked by the committee's chairman, Sen. Edward Kennedy, to be Kennedy's "chief deputy" on health-care reform. ...

Lew Rockwell, CA

Chris Dodd, the corrupt Democratic senator from Connecticut, has long been a shill for the Fannie-Freddie-Fed complex. BTW, his senator-father was a corrupt

.....Dodd junior may become a dodo thanks to a Republican challenge from Peter Schiff, the champion of sound money and Austrian economics who is the opposite of Dodd in every sense. Even Peter's father, Irwin, is a libertarian hero and political prisoner, and the opposite of Dodd senior.

Peter, an economic advisor to the Ron Paul campaign, has long warned about this coming Fed depression, and, like Ron, he knows the way out. Schiff-Dodd would be the most interesting race of 2010 for Paulians and all Americans who realize just what a monster the Fed is.

Wall Street Journal

We've got some leftover business from the 110th Congress -- namely, Chris Dodd's July 2008 promise to release the details of his sweetheart loans from ...

Hartford Courant

Chris Dodd's now-venerable promise to release documents pertaining to his 2003 mortgages with Countrywide. This newsprint icon of commerce reminded its ...

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1/17/09 The Greenwich Time Gets It's News Up Before Midnight, But Greenwich Roundup Is Still Unhappy. Where's The Editorial And Letters To The Editor

Red-Headed Greenwich Family Is Forced By Greenwich Time To Search For News At Local Greenwich Blogs !!!!!!!

The Greenwich Time Is Still Treating It's Online Readers Like Red Headed Step Children

Today Hearst Newspapers Have Not Given Greenwich Residents Any Links To Columnists, Editorials or Letters To The Editor.

The Online Readers Helped The Greenwich Time Get A Combined Print In And Online Circulation Increase Of 22%, But Greenwich Time Publisher John Dunster Treats These Young Affluent Tech Savvy Readers Like Garbage.

Green Kitty Litter Liner Insiders Say The Greenwich Time Print Edition Suffered Some Losses In The Last ABC Audit.

For Years, Ex-Greenwich Time Editors Like Joe Pisani And Jim Zebora Failed To Embrace The Digital Revolution.

Greenwich Citizen Blogger Chris Fountain Set A New Record Last Week By Getting 16,000 Unique Web Visitors In One Day

The Greenwich Time Sells No Where Near 16,000 Newspapers In One Day, Yet The New Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Is Making The Same Mistake Of Ignoring The Power The Internet.

But The Greenwich Time Reporers Got All Of The News Up Before Midnight......

Greenwich union heads buoyed by Tesei meeting

By Neil Vigdor

Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 11:57:33 PM EST

Union leaders emerged from a meeting with First Selectman Peter Tesei on Friday upbeat about their chances of avoiding layoffs of their members by the town as a cost-cutting measure.

"Layoffs are the absolute worst-case avenue. I am optimistic that there's other avenues being looked at, and the first selectman is not looking to take the easy way out," said Roger Taranto, steward of Teamsters Local 456, which represents about 500 tradesmen in parks, public works and several other departments.

Taranto and the heads of the other municipal employee unions spent about two hours discussing the town's budget woes with Tesei, Greenwich's chief elected official.

"We're all in this together right now. It's not anything anybody did or anybody could have seen six months ago. We are where we are," Taranto said.

Tesei echoed Taranto's assessment of the meeting's tenor.

"It was a very productive meeting," Tesei said. "It certainly established a framework for ongoing communication."

On Wednesday, Tesei announced that he could seek to cut as many as 70 jobs from the town's non-school work force of 1,020 employees -- some through layoffs and others by attrition -- to make up for declining revenues.

Public safety, education and employees at the town-owned Nathaniel Witherell nursing home would be spared from the cuts, Tesei has said.

The decision to cut that work force comes down to a choice between reducing operating expenses or raising taxes beyond the customary 2 to 4 percent rate per year that residents have grown accustomed to in Greenwich during the past decade, said Tesei, who is opposed to raising taxes in the current recession.......

Musician makes music out of trash

By Colin Gustafson
Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 11:57:32 PM EST

For most, a discarded cardboard box or a broken bottle cork would be little more than household trash, bound for the wastebasket or recycling bin.

Greenwich to celebrate Martin Luther King Day

By Colleen Flaherty
Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 11:56:38 PM EST

It's a proud time for Greenwich and the rest of the country, with Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday followed this year by the inauguration of the first black president Tuesday.

Town briefs

Greenwich Time Staff
Posted: 01/16/2009 10:39:03 PM EST

PTA seeks donations

The New Lebanon School PTA is seeking donations of new items and gift certificates suitable for prizes, as well as supplies, for the annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction on March 28.

Proceeds from the event pay for school field trips, arts in education, scholarships and other programs. Donating companies will be highlighted in the PTA's list of contributors.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Wendy Figueroa at (914) 510-3561 or wndy_figueroa@yahoo.com.

YWCA presents economic advice

The YWCA of Greenwich will present "How to Navigate through the Economic Storm," with Amy O. Goodfriend, at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Goodfriend, a former partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co. who is currently a self-employed partner at Goodfriend Partners LLC in Greenwich, will speak about the tumultuous market and economy and how to manage personal finances.

The event is free. For more information or to register, visit www.ywcagreenwich.org or call 869-6501, ext. 0.

Church hosts discussion

Dr. Tony Campolo, a nationally known pastor, sociologist, social activist, author and commentator, will discuss "Faith and the Future of the Church" at a brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave.

Donations will be accepted. Coffee, rolls and pastries will be served.

Founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education and an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Campolo has created and nurtured programs for at-risk children in cities across North America, as well as helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries, according to event organizers.

Brunch reservations should be made by Jan. 23. Child care will be available if requested by Jan. 20.

For more information and reservations, contact Gloria LaDestro at 869-9311, ext. 120, or gloria@2cc.org.

Greenwich residents brave the cold

By Debra Friedman
Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 10:37:06 PM EST

Bitter-cold temperatures kept many residents indoors Friday as the area faced the coldest day of the season.

Greenwich Boys basketball qualifies for states with win over Norwalk

By Jesse Quinlan
Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 11:55:55 PM EST

A dominant third quarter, some clutch free throws down the stretch and plenty of points in the paint added up to another victory for the Greenwich High School boys basketball team.


New architectural firm starts up in South Norwalk

Firm gets its start in South Norwalk
By Peter Healy Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 07:51:12 PM EST

A South Norwalk architectural firm has spun off from its New York City parent to concentrate on local projects and clients in the tri-state area.


Just retired Speaker of House hired by successor in Hartford

Amann will advise Donovan in post

By Brian Lockhart
Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 04:11:48 PM EST

Last Wednesday when retiring House Speaker James Amann, D-Milford, delivered an emotional farewell address to his colleagues, he knew he would soon be back at the capitol in a different capacity.

Amann's successor, Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, Friday afternoon announced he had tapped Amann as a senior advisor.

WOW - The Greenwich Time Home Page Is Ahead Of The Time For A Change:

Living & Health

Movie Clock Monday, Jan. 19
BEDFORD, N.Y. Clearview's Bedford Playhouse, Route 22, (914) 234-7300 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 12:45, 4:30, 8:15 Gran Torino: 1, 4, 7 BETHEL Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave.

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