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Thursday, May 7, 2009

05/07/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Late Night Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Effort to pull back Greenwich wage hikes falters
Greenwich Time
In an interview last week with Greenwich Time, First Selectman Peter Tesei commented that he appreciated the motion's intent, but said wage concessions ...
Greenwich zoning chief backs plan for development
Greenwich Time
Greenwich last did so in 1998. One resident who has followed the plan's development during the 21 months it has been under discussion said the plan failed ...
Art show expands from Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich Time
By Lisa Chamoff The Nathaniel Witherell is more than two miles from Greenwich Avenue, but today the town-owned nursing home joins dozens of downtown ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Post:

How many houses in Greenwich are really for sale?
By christopherfountain
May 7, 2009...5:24 pm. How many houses in Greenwich are really for sale? A reader suggests that all, or almost all houses currently for sale are listed by sellers who actually want to sell. I disagree – based on their ...
For What It's Worth - http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/
Hiring: Hedge Fund Java Developer - Greenwich, CT
By josh
Hedge Fund Java Developer - Greenwich, CT Description: A successful hedge fund located in Greenwich, CT is looking for a Java/SQL Developer with 2-5 years of development experience in the financial services industry. Q.
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Exploring Greenwich: Greenwich Accountants
By Exploring Greenwich
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Digital revolution sparking cable revolt?
In the love/hate relationship some residents have with their cable companies, will requiring customers to rent digital cable boxes on all sets be the final straw? Read More »

Stamford police save man who jumps off I-95 overpass
STAMFORD -- Two Stamford police officers thwarted an apparent suicide attempt by a Stamford man who jumped off the Interstate 95 overpass just south of Exit 9 Thursday morning, then tried to run Read More »

When flipping a switch means more than turning things on
As the mother of a son with cerebral palsy, Barbara Oxer says a little ingenuity can go a long way toward making a child with disabilities feel included. Read More »

Annual event funds fight against domestic abuse
About 350 women, many elegantly dressed and wearing stylish hats, carefully looked through new and used handbags, some of them retailing for thousands of dollars, at the Belle Haven Club Thursday. Read More »

House to consider bill abolishing death penalty
HARTFORD -- Asked whether she supports capital punishment in Connecticut, freshman state Rep. Terrie Wood, R-Darien, took a moment to gather her thoughts. Read More »

GCTV details access rules
On the road to expansion, Greenwich Community Television is close to adopting a policy on what types of programs will be allowed to air on the government-access station and their scheduling.

Frank Quinn, chairman of the advisory committee that oversees GCTV -- Channel 79 for Cablevision customers -- presented the two-page policy Thursday to the Board of Selectmen.....

.....In the 2006 state Senate race, the channel was accused of failing to provide equal air time to Democratic candidate Frank Farricker in his race against GOP incumbent William Nickerson, who was allowed to air a 30-second taped segment of him talking about important issues facing the state. Read More »

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05/07/09 It Is Not Just The Greenwich Time That Wants To Chase Away Online Readers With The Expensive Kindle

Kindle-ing For Papers

The lifeline that Amazon has extended to embattled newspaper publishers like the New York Times could very well help strangle them.

That's because Amazon, which yesterday introduced a large-screen version of its electronic Kindle reader, wants to be the Apple of the newspaper business.

Amazon will be dictating terms that effectively give the e-commerce giant most of the revenue, much the way Apple captured the lion's share of song sales from music labels.

At a showy Apple-esque event in New York yesterday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to the stage to unveil the larger and more expensive Kindle DX, which boasts a bigger screen, more storage and other bells and whistles that make it better suited for viewing periodicals and textbooks.

It retails for a whopping $489

compared with $359 for the previous version.

And while dozens of newspaper publishers plan to sell Kindle subscriptions through Amazon, there could be very little upside.

Amazon controls the pricing and the relationship with the subscriber, leaving publishers with the scraps.

That is especially bad news for the Times, which finds itself scrambling to cut costs and raise capital as a result of the beating it's received due to the ad slowdown. For the first quarter, the company had just $34 million in free-and-clear cash available, though it said it has access to some credit lines.

Yesterday's move with Amazon shows how desperate the Times is to reach its audience, going to the point of giving up control of its revenue and subscriber information.

Not surprisingly, Amazon as a middleman has spurred some publishers and media companies, including Hearst Corp. and News Corp., to explore alternative e-readers. (News Corp. owns the Post.)

Representatives for the papers declined to comment on the financial terms, citing confidentiality agreements with Amazon. But Amazon is thought to get as much as 70 percent or more of any revenue.

One thing the Kindle still doesn't do: show ads. The DX is closer to the original newspaper layout and is better suited for displaying ads, but Amazon made no announcement about an ad-supported model.

Still, publishers are optimistic that the Kindle and a growing number of competing e-readers will allow them to return to the days of selling subscriptions and ads at levels that sustain their newsgathering operations.

Will The Greenwich Time's online readers pay the New York Times $13 a month for an ad-supported version when they can read local blogs and other newspapers for free?

Clearly Amazon is trying to show is this isn't going to be ad supported.

The Greenwich Time's online readers will
have to see how this all will shake out.

Will local news blogs become the voice of Greenwich?
KaChing !!!! Ka Ching !!!!
KaChing !!!! Ka Ching !!!!
This Is Great News For Greenwich Bloggers
The Greenwich Time Wants To Nickle And Dime It's Online Readers
Web Traffic For Greenwich Bloggers Is Going To Explode !!!!!
Christmas Has Came In May
Greenwich Post Staffers Are Dancing In The Streets As The Greenwich Citizen And Greenwich Time Move Toward Micro Payments
Steven R. Swartz, president of Hearst Newspapers and senior vice president of Hearst Corporation, recently referred to Amazon’s e-book tablet, the Kindle, when addressing workers at a pair of struggling Connecticut dailies that his company owns and operates – the Greenwich Time and The Advocate of Stamford.
In a group e-mail that was sent to employees Feb. 26 and obtained by TMCnet, Swartz said the papers must begin charging for access to online content in some way, and that it may look to Amazon’s new version of an e-book tablet – the Kindle 2 – to do that.
We believe we must begin to provide greater differentiation between the content of our free Web sites and the content of our paid product, be that paid product read in print, on a digital device like Amazon’s Kindle, or online,” Swartz said.....
Now Here's The Punch Line.....

The Greenwich Time Wants You To Pay Hundreds Of Dollars For A Kindle Device, Before They Start Nickling And Diming You To Death

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05/07/09 Ned Lamont On Health Care Reform

“We’ve Never Been So Close”

By Paul Bass - New Haven Independent

Visitors to the Lawn Club were in full campaign mode to pass sweeping health care reform in 2009 — and to propel an old favorite into the governor’s race in 2010.

The occasion Wednesday night was the monthly meeting of New Haven’s chapter of Democracy for America (DFA), the national liberal activist group founded by Howard Dean’s brother Jim. The group draws Connecticut activists originally drawn to the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign, then the 2006 Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate quest.

The group usually meets at Wall St. Pizza (formerly Naples Pizza). It had two reasons to rent a bigger room, at the swanky Lawn Club, for Wednesday’s gathering.

Reason One: The group’s signature policy priority, “health care for all,” has a once-in-a-generation chance of passing both in Connecticut and nationally in coming months.

Reason Two: Lamont has been laying the groundwork to jump into the race for the Democratic nomination for governor next year. So Lamont and his ally Dean, along with a few others, paid for the ballroom rental and the free cheese hors d’oeuvres and dessert cakes. (It was a cash bar, though, which kept the mood sober.)

It felt like Old Home Week for the 2006 Lamont campaign with staffers and bloggers like Aldon Hynes (pictured) gathered among 50 activists.

One of the speakers was Tom Swan, manager of Lamont’s campaign and current head of the state’s leading progressive-issues activist group, the Connecticut Citizen Action Group.

Swan noted that a sweeping health reform plan, SustiNet, just passed its fourth state legislative committee Wednesday. The plan seeks to cover the state’s uninsured and underinsured by lowering health costs (through digitized medical records, “medical homes,” “periodic quality reviews” based on “evidence-based medicine) and expanding the state employee medical pool to include self-employed people, small businesses and non-profits.

The plan now advances to the full State House of Representatives, where a safe Democratic majority promises easy passage. From there a tougher fight looms in the State Senate; then, if it gets that far, a reprise showdown with Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

“We’ve never been so close,” Swan (at left in photo) told the crowd as organizers from a universal health care group handed out pro-reform cards to send to elected officials. “The next five months are arguably the most important five months in this issue that we’ve seen in our lifetimes.”

Jim Dean echoed Swan’s assessment in describing the scene in Washington, D.C., where President Obama and leading Democrats are pushing a health reform bill similar to SustiNet. It would create a Medicare-like government insurance plan for the 47 million Americans without health insurance as well as the many more who have some coverage, but either can’t afford it or receive too little in benefits.

Dean noted how times have changed politically. President Clinton last tried to reform health care in 1993 with a narrower effort, and even that failed. Obama campaigned on this more expansive plan, and won. Public opinion supports it; health insurers who declared war on the Clinton plan are seeking to make concessions to the Obama plan in order to water it down. As in Connecticut, the House of Representatives in D.C. seems to have a good shot of passing the plan.

One difference between 2009 and 1993: Universal health advocates are trying to seize the “choice” mantle from the insurance lobby.

Insurers convinced voters (with the “Harry and Louise” ads, for instance) that a government-run insurance plan would take away their ability to choose their own doctors and make health-care decisions, while bloating bureaucracy with inefficiencies.

This time around, Obama, Dean & co. have taken the lead from John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign: They propose to create a government-run plan, but keep private insurance in place, too, and let people decide which one to join.

Dean Wednesday night told the assembled activists that, like many of them, he’d prefer an out-and-out “single-payer” government plan similar to the one proposed by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Advocates believe such a plan would cost less and provide better care than profit-driven private plans.

But Obama’s plan represents the best shot at bringing historic progress, Dean said. Giving people a taste of an alternative to private insurance plans could build support for moving to a complete single-payer plan down the road, the argument goes.

“We have single-payer health care in America for people over 65” through Medicare, Dean noted. The current goal is to offer that option for people under 65, without forcing them to abandon private insurance plans.

The evening’s headlining speaking slot was reserved for Lamont (pictured). He offered a spirited campaign-style talk. He thanked former campaign supporters. He threw out sound bites (about iconic voters like “that dad from Sikorsky” worried about health coverage for his child with a pre-existing condition). And threw in a gibe at the end against Republican Gov. Rell. Many in the room expect him to take her on next year, if he first wins a Democratic primary challenge.

Click on the play arrow to watch a chunk of the speech, as recorded by the Advocate’s Andy Bromage.

“We’re going to have to push. We’re going to push hard!” Lamont told the crowd.

“They’re [the insurance lobby] going to push. We’re going to push back.”

His 2006 campaign against U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman was characterized as a referendum on the Iraq war. On the hustings, it turned out to be just as much about affordable, universal health care, Lamont said. “Wherever I went I heard about health care. It was hitting their wallets. It was hurting their hearts.” (He beat Lieberman in a Democratic primary, then lost in the general election when Lieberman ran as a Bush administration-supported “independent.”)

Lamont cited the recent crowd (1,000-plus strong) that gathered outside Hillhouse High School starting at 4 a.m. when a group called Mission of Mercy offered free dental care. Most of the people desperate for care have jobs, he noted.

“That’s what wrong with health care today,” he said.

And he made a point of arguing that Gov. Rell has failed to use her high popularity ratings to tackle that or other policy challenges.

For the record, Lamont isn’t talking about running for governor. He talks about “getting stuff done” and the need for a governor to lead that charge, as he did in this Advocate interview, for instance.

Wednesday night he repeated for now he’s busy working on statewide issues and has no plans to make any kind of announcement about a gubernatorial run “for a long time. There’s plenty of time to figure that stuff out.”

Other leading Democrats — Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, and former state House Speaker Jim Amann — have already started running hard. The conventional wisdom is that unlike them, Lamont can afford to wait until early next year to start a formal campaign. His personal wealth means he doesn’t need to raise as much money as they do. And his 2006 campaign against Lieberman gave him statewide, even for a time worldwide, name recognition.

U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd has also not officially announced he’s running again in 2010. But unlike Lamont, he has a team hired and already working hard on the ground, including a new campaign manager, Jay Howser (pictured). Howser is a veteran Democratic campaign staffer whose previous bosses include U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and, in his last quest in 2002, the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. Dodd has been racing around the state himself, including repeated stops in New Haven, to try to resuscitate his career amid a series of debilitating scandals. Howser and crew were on hand at the Lawn Club Wednesday night.

From the podium Tom Swan promoted Dodd from the podium as an “instrumental” leader in the D.C. fight for universal health care. Swan has helped Dodd burnish his progressive bonafides in the senator’s Career Resuscitation Tour.

Source: http://newhavenindependent.org/archives/2009/05/weve_never_been.php

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05/07/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed Evening Edition

If You Really Want To Know What's Going On In Greenwich You Have Got To Read The Out Of Town Newspaoers And Blogs ......

Supermodel In Divorce Hell

"It's OK. I am sleeping in the maids quarters .... It's very tough. He's playing very dirty with me."

Peter Brant accusses Seymore of being an unfit mother to Peter Jr. 15, Harry 12, and Lily 4.

The parties are due in Greenwich Court on Monday.

Stephanie Seymour, Peter Brant in 'War of Roses'
TheImproper.com - New York
The split is coming after 16 years of marriage and three children, but neither is apparently willing to give up the palatial home in tony Greenwich, Conn....
Tornga Officer of the Year
Independent Observer - Conrad,MT
Officer Brian Tornga, a relatively new member of the Greenwich, Conn., police force, was honored as 2008's Officer of the Year for his response to a Sept. ...
If A Hedge Fund Registers With the SEC, Does It Make a Sound?
NASDAQ - New York
... doesn't mean SEC officials are suddenly going to start shadowing hedge-fund managers driving from their Greenwich, Conn., mansions to their Greenwich ...
Men's Soccer Announces 2009 Recruiting Class
Quinnipiac Bobcats - CT
Marijan Juric (Greenwich, Conn.), Greg digiovine (West Orange, NJ) and Carl Stensland (Storrs, Conn.) will all attend Quinnipiac this upcoming fall. ...
Bollinger Acquires Gail Steinberg & Co. Inc.
Insurance Journal - San Diego
Bollinger is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, and has branch offices in New York, Greenwich, Conn., Philadelphia, and additional New Jersey offices ...
Hedge Fund Giant Gottex Takes Stake In SJC Capital
FINalternatives - New York
Czech founded SJC Capital last September after leaving Greenwich, Conn.-based special situations shop Contrarian Capital Management. ...
Stress? Not for big banks' bondholders -- unlike Chrysler's
Los Angeles Times
Obama's attack spurred Clifford Asness, head of well-known hedge fund manager AQR Capital Management in Greenwich, Conn., to write a bitter letter that has ...
Bernanke: Housing market stabilizing
Inman.com - Emeryville,CA
According to an article from the UK's Guardian, Stephen Stanley, an economist at RBS Securities in Greenwich, Conn., said Bernanke's comments were ...
Treasurys Recover After Well-Bid Record $22 Bln 10-Yr Auction
Wall Street Journal
Ian Lyngen, an interest-rate strategist at RBS Securities Inc. in Greenwich, Conn., noted that the May refunding has historically been "a bullish tipping ...
Weeden & Co., LP Establishes Fixed-Income Sales, Trading and ...
Press release
GREENWICH, Conn.,Weeden & Co., LP, an institutional equity trading firm since 1922, today announced the establishment of a ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

More On The Mess At Peter Brandts House......

Stephanie Seymour In Ugly Divorce
By The Huffington Post News Editors
SUPERMODEL Stephanie Seymour is getting divorced from her polo-playing husband Peter Brant after 16 years of marriage and three children -- but they are still living under the same roof in the marital mansion in Greenwich, Conn.
The Huffington Post Full News Feed - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thenewswire/
U.S. Men's Nat'l Team Downs Finland, 3-2, to Advance to Semifinals ...
Colin Wilson (Greenwich, Conn./Boston University) had the best chance for Team USA in the opening 20 minutes, but was stopped by Pekka Rinne as he tried to jam the puck home from just outside the crease. The second period featured five ...
USOC News - http://teamusa.org/news
Golf Receives First-Ever NCAA Bid - Carnegie Mellon University
Amity Regional) is third on the team with an average of 78.2 followed by freshmen Terence Einhorn (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) and Michael Cheng (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) who average 78.3 and 78.9, respectively. ...
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05/07/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed - Bloggers Who Are From, Work In Or Used To Live In Greenwich (Updated)

Today's Featured Blog:

Hey Lincoln, Just shoot me and get it over with Already!

With all the power, money, resources and manpower in the Hearst Corporation behind him; this is the best that Lincoln Millstein could come up with?

Twelve year old girls blog better than this.

Without further interruptions here is the Greenwich Times latest massive waste of bandwidth.......

Meli Melo video - Here is a hilarious video I found on youtube on my son’s favorite restaurant in Greenwich, Meli Melo.

Did You Here The Latest Joke Going Around Greenwich?

What did Lincoln say after being out drinking for three day's straight?

I blogged what?

The real sad part of this OGYC video post is that it has had only 41 views after being up for a week at the Greenwich Time.
That's right Lincoln and this Greenwich Time blog post got 41 views since May 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm.
That's less than six views a day.
Lincoln's Other Video
Has only gotten 19 Views since May 06, 2009
That's like only one view every Hour and a half
And this is a blog that is predominately featured on the home page
of a major daily newspaper.
Oh and what about Lincoln's new
that he is featuring at the
Greenwich Time?
It Got 512 Views In The Last Month,
but none of the views have been
from the Greenwich Time.
All that traffic came from 5 sites:
459 hits were from

110 hits were from
I know what you are thinking. Who is Mr. Brown.
Well it's Lincoln's geeky relative, Kinmun Lee in Singapore.
Just look at Lincoln's Kinmun Lee's recent tweet on twitter.....
... thinks that utter humiliation is not being ousted but being put on New Paper front page."
No Kinmun the humiliating part is that Hearst Newspaper
Vice President Lincoln Millstein put your video
on the home page of the Greenwich time and
it did not even generate one web hit on
your Youtube video.
Basically Kinmun Lee's friends and family could generate 512 hits in 30 days. Or about 17 hits a day.
While Hearst Newspaper Vice President Lincoln Millstein could not generate one lousy hit on the Youtube video.

Give the Hearst Newspaper's power, money, resources and manpower to real citizen journalists like these Greenwich bloggers:

The difference between these citizen journalists and and blogger wanna be Lincoln Millstein is that they actually have something to say .....

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
Well of course she was - It’s been known at least since the WAPO reported it in 2007, but in the face of continued denials by the Speaker of the House, ABC News is out with the ...

Today's Greenwich Time Most Emailed Web Article - RSS Feed
Rain can't stop Art to the Avenue - Paula Yellis stood outside Petticoat Lane on Greenwich Avenue Thursday night, pointing to the acrylic paintings of colorful flowers and a park scene in the...

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Baby Dies after Foster Mother Taped Pacifier To Mouth - Thirty-year-old Angela Deniece Dukes was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct towards a child, after South Carolina investigators found her foster so...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
That Road Not Traveled - It doesn't matter any more - We humans must be wired that way. When life deals us a blow, especially one affecting our ability to earn a good living and have the respect of our peers, we...

Greenwich Student, Blogger And Receptionist krystle's Collection of things *not to forget*
Wesleyan Suspect's Sister: Turn Yourself In - MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut (CNN) -- The sister of the man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Wesleyan University junior urged him Thursday to turn himself in...

Rock Star Diary
Rain rain rain - It's been raining in NY everyday for over a week. I swear I am going to build an arc if this does not let up. Grrrrrr. Here are some pictures of the skybar t...
6 hours ago

Today's Greenwich Time Most Viewed Web Article - RSS Feed
Probable swine flu case identified in Stamford - STAMFORD -- The state Department of Public Health has identified a probable case of swine flu in Stamford. The department did not identify the person. The ...

Former Greenwich Resident Rosie O'Donnell"s RBlog
AskRo - Misha writes: Rosie, I never knew that teens "age out" until being approached by a 501c3 to make a short film about it. We collaborated, and made the short...

Vivapop Community Events RSS Feed
Father's Forum: May 16 - COMMUNITY CHANNEL Greenwich, CT 203-869-1630 General Interest Richard Colangelo presents a father’s forum focusing on “Cyberspace and Beyond: Keeping ...

Ask the Doctor: Medical Health Articles
Effective Natural Treatments to Fight Yeast Infection Problems - Yeast infection is caused due to a group of microscopic fungi or yeast from the Candida family. Yeast infection can develop in the mouth, nail bed, skin, ...

Greenwich Time: Food - RSS Feed
Layla's Falafel opens location No. 3 - The opening of the third Layla's Falafel is more than just another addition to this popular Middle Eastern dining destination. The other restaurants, on .....

The Daily Spurgeon
Genuine humility - Genuine humility is a very gracious fruit of the Spirit. To be broken in heart is the best means of preparing the soul for Jesus. “A broken and a contrite...

Exploring Greenwich - The Information Portal Of Greenwich
Greenwich Accountants - Anderson & Co 55 Old Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830-6149 Phone: 203-422-0166Fax: 203-422-2682 Arthur Allen & Co 21 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830...

Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
I Said What Needed to be Said - First, let's offer warm thoughts to former Red Sox player and current announcer Jerry Remy, as he recovers from lung cancer surgery. Sox fans love him ...

The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
2009 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners - The *Ezra Jack Keats Award* is dedicated to fostering the talent of the new generations of children, artists, and authors who have succeeded Ezra Jack Keats...

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05/07/09 New Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber Ignites An Associated Press News Explosion At The Greenwich Time

Greenwich Sports Fans Go Head Over Heals As They Read All Of The Associated Press Sports Coverage At The Greenwich Time

It Is Time To Enter The Associated Press Sports Zone At The Greenwich Time.....

Steve Mills to leave MSG in June
16 minutes ago‎
AP NEW YORK—Steve Mills, who hired Isiah Thomas and later was demoted after Thomas' turbulent tenure at MSG, is leaving the company in June. ...

Bengals get RB Leonard from Rams
16 minutes ago‎
AP CINCINNATI—Looking to add depth at running back, the Cincinnati Bengals acquired Brian Leonard in a trade with the St. Louis Rams on Thursday. ...

Time for Manny to show, not just tell what he used
16 minutes ago‎
By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Ramirez walks to home plate to bat against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game in Los ...

Alston, Fisher suspended by NBA
16 minutes ago‎
AP NEW YORK—Rafer Alston of Orlando and Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers have each been suspended for the next game of their playoff series. ...

Pacers F Granger invited to US team camp
‎20 minutes ago‎
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has said he thinks Danny Granger can be an Olympian. ...

Kuznetsova upsets Jankovic at Italian Open
1 hour ago‎
By ALESSANDRA RIZZO AP Writer Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns the ball to Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, during their quarter final match at the ...

A poor day of putting holds Woods back
‎1 hour ago‎
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods waits his turn to putt on the 15th green during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament at ...

Hornets stand by their coach, Scott will return
2 hours ago‎
AP NEW ORLEANS—The New Orleans Hornets are sticking with head coach Byron Scott for at least one more season. Team president Hugh Weber says the franchise ...

Nowitzki acknowledges 'tough time' personally
2 hours ago‎
AP DALLAS—Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki says it's "pretty obvious" he's going through a tough time personally after a woman was arrested at his Dallas home. ...

Matt Millen joins ESPN as football analyst
2 hours ago‎
AP BRISTOL, Conn.—Matt Millen is a lot more popular as a broadcaster than he was as an NFL executive. The architect of the league's first 0-16 team is ...

Ex-Nebraska QB files suit against NCAA, game maker
3 hours ago‎
By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb.—Former Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller is suing EA Sports and the NCAA, saying the video-game maker wrongly uses ...

Baseball reacts to 50-game Ramirez suspension
3 hours ago‎
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was talking to reporters before Thursday's game against Pittsburgh when a ...

Marlins' Sanchez leaves game with injury
4 hours ago‎
AP MIAMI—Right-hander Anibal Sanchez has left the Florida Marlins' game against Atlanta in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his surgically repaired ...

Cardinals place Rick Ankiel on DL
‎4 hours ago‎
By RB FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS—Rick Ankiel went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, three days after the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder ...

Ex-Nebraska QB files suit against NCAA, game maker
3 hours ago‎
By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb.—Former Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller is suing EA Sports and the NCAA, saying the video-game maker wrongly uses ...

Baseball reacts to 50-game Ramirez suspension
3 hours ago‎
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was talking to reporters before Thursday's game against Pittsburgh when a ...

Marlins' Sanchez leaves game with injury
4 hours ago‎
AP MIAMI—Right-hander Anibal Sanchez has left the Florida Marlins' game against Atlanta in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his surgically repaired ...

Cardinals place Rick Ankiel on DL
‎4 hours ago‎
By RB FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS—Rick Ankiel went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, three days after the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder ...

Danny Ozark, former Phillies manager, dead at 85
‎4 hours ago‎
AP PHILADELPHIA—Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark has died at his home in Florida. He was 85. Team officials say Ozark died Thursday morning ...

Bengals sign S Roy Williams
4 hours ago‎
AP CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Bengals have signed veteran safety Roy Williams, a five-time Pro Bowl player for the Dallas Cowboys. The eighth-year NFL player ...

No Favre meeting? Childress shows up at Vikings HQ
4 hours ago
AP EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress has been spotted at team headquarters despite reports that he would be out of town meeting ...

Manny Ramirez statement on drug suspension
‎4 hours ago‎
By AP Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was OK to give me. ...

Hewitt, Safin to play in Queen's Club tournament
10 hours ago‎
AP LONDON—Four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt and former top-ranked Marat Safin will play in the Queen's Club tournament, a major warmup for Wimbledon. ...

Lakers' Derek Fisher, Houston's Artest ejected
‎10 hours ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher and Houston Rockets forward Ron Artest were ejected in separate incidents in the second half of ...

NCAA schools finding academic costs are priceless
‎14 hours ago‎
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS—NCAA president Myles Brand understands it's expensive running a Division I athletic program, ...

Nuggets guard against complacency with 2-0 lead
14 hours ago‎
By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Sure, the Nuggets are up 2-0 in their best-of-seven series with the Dallas Mavericks after another fourth-quarter spurt ...

Rookies ready for unpredictable test at Players
14 hours ago‎
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—The Players Championship has its own version of a Super Bowl media day. For the last two years...

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Just Words & Just Books

Just Books Summer Store Front
Upcoming Events
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Just Words Presents: Master Classes
in the Writing Craft

Thursdays, May 7 - June 4, 10 a.m. - 12 noon*
Greenwich Arts Council logo
299 Greenwich Ave.
GAC Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
(*no class May 14 - GAC Anniversary Event)

May 7: Arthur Phillips, Illuminating the Mysteries of Structure
JW May 7
Award winning novelist Arthur Phillips will illuminate the process of creating story structure, answer questions and sign the newly released, The Song is You. His first three literary novels, Prague, The Egyptologist and Angelica all became bestsellers. Don't miss the opportunity to garner advice from this extraordinary master craftsman.

May 14: Art Center Reserved for Anniversary Event

May 21: Susan Breen, Commanding Point of View
JW May 21
Breen brings perspective to the strength and limitations of various points of view and will sign copies of her novel, The Fiction Class. She teaches at The Gotham Writers' Workshop; stories appear in American Literary Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Chattahoochee Review and Kansas Quarterly/Arkansas Review.

May 28: Martha Frankel, Revelation Rules:
How Much, When & Where

JW May 28

A writer for Details, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post and New Yorker, the author of Hats and Eyeglasses: A Memoir convinced celebrities Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Robert DeNiro and Angelina Jolie to spill their secrets before revealing her own. The NYFFA creative nonfiction award winner, 2003 Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Ulster, and MacDowell Colony Philip Morris Fellow will address how much to reveal in non-fiction story-telling, and when, and sign her memoir.

June 4: Mitali Perkins and Rachel Vail,
Resonating with Young Readers

JW June 4
Award winning children's book authors Mitali Perkins and Rachel Vail have written well loved books for children of various ages. They'll discuss the art of reaching young readers, answer questions and sign copies of their latest releases, Secret Keeper, and Gorgeous (second YA novel in the Avery Sisters trilogy).

Books for this series available on site and at Just Books


Just Books would like to THANK the community for its continued support. The success of an independent neighborhood bookstore is dependent on its loyal customers.

-- Marion Holmes and the staff at Just Books

Just Books is Better Than Ever - Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

MAY 11, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
MAY 13, 12 PM -- Greenwich Water Club Book Club - The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry; luncheon $40 (includes book): reservations required by calling 203-661-4033
MAY 16, 10:00 AM - KAREN BENCE with MIDNIGHT REVELATIONS at Just Books (Book Signing)
MAY 18, 7:00 PM - JANIS ABRAHMS SPRING with LIFE WITH POP at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
MAY 19, 4:00 PM - CAITLIN MACY with SPOILED at Just Books (Book Signing)
MAY 18, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
MAY 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 AM - Just Books' Toddler & Pre School Story Hour at Just Books

JUNE 1, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
JUNE 8, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
JUNE 9, 7:30 PM - ISABEL GILLIES with HAPPENS EVERY DAY at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 13, 10:00 AM - RICHARD BROOKHISER with RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE at Just Books (Book Signing)
JUNE 23, 7:30 PM - JOAN WICKERSHAM with THE SUICIDE INDEX at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 24, 7:00 PM - WARD JUST with EXILES IN THE GARDEN at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 24, 12 PM -- Greenwich Water Club Book Club - The World Before Her by Deb Weisgall; luncheon $40 (includes book): reservations required by calling 203-661-4033
JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - JO MAEDER with WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER at Just Books (Book Signing)

JULY 14, 6:00 PM - BILL EVANS with FROZEN FIRE at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)

AUGUST 7, 7:00 PM - FRANK HERBERT with THE WINDS OF DUNE at Arcadia Café (Book Signing) - NOTE: Event is limited to 100 people; RSVP for this event in advance at 203-637-0707

SEPTEMBER 16, 7:00 PM - LEV GROSSMAN with THE MAGICIANS at Just Books (Book Signing)

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28 Arcadia Road
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
M-F, 9am - 5pm
Sat, 9am-4pm
Closed Sun

Just Books is proud to support the community with a renewed and continued focus on customer service. Check out the Just Books' calendar for upcoming events, including book signings, book clubs, youth literacy and writing programs (Just Words @ Just Books on Monday nights). Also stop by anytime and meet the new owner Marion Holmes. Just Books also wants to hear from you, so please send us your favorites, recommendations and wish list! Just Books can special order any book, gift wrap and ship to anywhere in the U.S.

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