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Saturday, July 31, 2010

07/31/10 Did You Ever Wonder How Greenwich Billionaires Could Sit Back And Turn A Blind Eye To Blind Eye To The Poor School Children At Ham Ave School

New Study Finds The Rich Horribly Stingy When It Comes To Charity

Studies come and go, but a new psychological study from the University of California Berkeley has found that 'class' (wealth, one's perception of social standing) and charity are inversely related.

You'd think that the 'higher class' would be less interested in collecting a small bit of money from a university experiment, but researchers found otherwise:

The Economist Reports:

To start with, these volunteers were asked to engage in a series of bogus activities, in order to create a misleading impression of the purpose of the research. Eventually, each was told he had been paired with an anonymous partner seated in a different room. Participants were given ten credits and advised that their task was to decide how many of these credits they wanted to keep for themselves and how many (if any) they wished to transfer to their partner. They were also told that the credits they had at the end of the game would be worth real money and that their partners would have no ability to interfere with the outcome.

A week before the game was run, participants were asked their ethnic backgrounds, sex, age, frequency of attendance at religious services and socioeconomic status. During this part of the study, they were presented with a drawing of a ladder with ten rungs on it. Each rung represented people of different levels of education, income and occupational status. They were asked to place an “X” on the rung they felt corresponded to where they stood relative to others in their own community.

The average number of credits people gave away was 4.1. However, an analysis of the results showed that generosity increased as participants’ assessment of their own social status fell. Those who rated themselves at the bottom of the ladder gave away 44% more of their credits than those who put their crosses at the top, even when the effects of age, sex, ethnicity and religiousness had been accounted for.

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Just How many checks have you seen
Paul Tudor Jones, Eddie Lampert or Steve Cohen to Greenwich social service organizations lately.

07/31/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

News Reports About
Greenwich, CT

Standoff With New Canaan Man Ends With Negotiator, Police Dog
Patch
"The suspect refused to come out," said Lieutenant DeMaio, "We called in Special Response Teams from
New Canaan and Greenwich, and had negotiators from both ...
Lamont, Malloy use lessons from 2006 in Conn. race
Hartford Courant
... he lost the primary to New Haven Mayor John DeStefano. He says it's easier this time around to contrast himself with Lamont, a businessman from Greenwich.
Darien-New Canaan probate candidates compare caseloads
Darien Times
None of the candidates had any active or closed cases in
Greenwich or Westport according to court representatives. New Canaan's Osterndorf had eight closed ...
Mammography screening van is coming to the area on Aug. 4
Weston Forum
There is no charge to women without insurance; this is made possible by a grant from the
Breast Cancer Alliance of Greenwich and the Susan G. Komen ...
Aptuit and Siena Biotech Announce Strategic Relationship in Italy
Earthtimes (press release)
GREENWICH, Conn. & SIENA, Italy - (Business Wire) Aptuit, Inc., and Siena Biotech SpA, today announced a strategic partnership in which Siena Biotech will ...
Nrwalk, Wilton Police Blotter
The Hour
Johanna Zuloaga, 28, of 242 Davis Ave.,
Greenwich, was charged with disorderly conduct and given a court date of July 30. * Diego Guerrero, 29, of 75 Ferris ...
What's It Worth?
Richmond Times Dispatch
The Clifford A. Wallach museum has a fine collection of tramp art in
Greenwich, Conn. Have a question about an antique or collectible? ...
POLICE BLOTTER: 5 charged with pool-hopping at Innis Arden Club
Greenwich Time
... 18, of 8 Marshal St., and a 17-year-old Greenwich girl were arrested on scene. They were each released to their parents' custody on promises to appear. ...
Man pleads guilty to robbing Stamford bodega
Greenwich Time
STAMFORD -- A Bridgeport man charged with robbing a Stamford bodega in December 2009 pleaded guilty to several offenses Friday in state Superior Court as
...
Starwood Property Trust CFO Anderson resigns
Washington Post
AP
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Real estate investment trust Starwood Property Trust said its chief financial officer, Barbara Anderson, has resigned. ...

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07/31/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Morning Edition

News Reports About
Greenwich, CT

Greenwich Taxi insists it has proper insurance for senior rides
Greenwich Time
The owner of
Greenwich Taxi says his company is fully insured and has provided proof of that coverage more than once to the town, which the cab operator has ...

WEEKS LATER GREENWICH CUB REPORTER COLIN "BOE BROWN NOSE" GUSTAFSON
IS FORCED TO REPORT THE TRUTH ABOUT GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

HE CHOSE TO REPORT THE FOLLOWING ON A SATURDAY......
Greenwich ranks low in its scores on state exam
Greenwich Time

Greenwich's elementary and middle school students scored near the bottom in a ranking of 18 demographically similar school districts on each section of this year's Connecticut Mastery Test, an analysis of state data shows.

Within its "district reference group" of 18 districts that administered the 2010 CMT in grades 3-8, Greenwich ranked 17th in math, 15th in reading, 15th in writing and 17th in science, according to an analysis by Greenwich Time of state Department of Education figures.....

....Messages seeking comment about the 2010 CMT rankings were left with Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund this week....

PLEASE DON'T WORRY THE OVER PAID ADMINISTRATORS AT THE GREENWICH BOE ARE DOING A GREAT JOB WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS

No love lost between Lamont and Malloy
Stamford Advocate
Democratic gubernatiorial candidate
Ned Lamont speaks with Christina Lovallo, 66, during a visit he made to the Greenwich Senior Center Friday morning. ...
Forever Young Foundation continues to support Cohen Award
Greenwich Time
The free event is open to all area youth groups, and will also be attended by Hall of Famer and
Greenwich resident Gail Goodrich, and Courage Award winners ...
New private school to teach troubled teens to care of mind, body
Trading Markets (press release)
... on a renovated floor of a Stamford office building at 44 Commerce St. Founded by the Cos Cob-b
As weevils gobble, invasive vines topple in Conn.
Hartford Courant
AP Scientists are encouraged that tiny beetles unleashed last year in northwest
Greenwich are beginning to make a dent in the spread of an ...
Norwalk man charged with sexual assault after jumping in stranger's car
Greenwich Time
The waitress, a 32-year-old
Greenwich resident, said while she was stopped at Washington and Water streets on her way home from work, shortly before 2 am ...
Locals help Chargers win two lacrosse tournaments
Wilton Bulletin
The team is comprised of girls from Darien,
Greenwich, New Canaan and Wilton, and is coached by Wilton High alum Katie Lauten. Three rising eighth grade ...

Wilton Bulletin
Starwood Property Trust CFO Anderson resigns
The Associated Press
GREENWICH, Conn. — Real estate investment trust Starwood Property Trust said its chief financial officer, Barbara Anderson, has resigned. ...
Wedding: Diana C. Polzer and Keith B. Whamond
Newsday
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United Rentals Raising CapEx Spend, CFO Plummer Asserts
Rental Equipment Register (registration)
Adjusted EBITDA margin was 32.1 percent for the quarter, a 31.5-percent improvement compared with 24.4 percent in the year-ago period. Based in
Greenwich ...
Fishing Column: DEP, boaters together on Facebook
Stamford Advocate
Bill at Sportsman's Den said that he saw some kids crabbing in
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RSR Partners Hires Mary Ellen Russell
Earthtimes
GREENWICH, Conn. - (Business Wire) RSR Partners announced today the appointment of Mary Ellen Russell as a Managing Director in the firm's Industrial, ...
Thanks, LeBron: Heat Fires Season Ticket Salespeople
Newser
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Steve Young loves talking football at ESPN
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'Project Runway' Recap: Season 8, Episode 1 - Baggage Claim
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New Canaan Roundup: 07/31/10 CT POLITICS - The Governor's Race
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07/31/10 GREENWICH BRIEFING: Police reports

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - July 31, 2010
Police reports (Darien News-Review)
Renata Santos, 24, of Greenwich, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right at 2:40 a.m. on Monday, July 19.
BAN PAY TO PLAY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS (bridgeportroundup.blogspot)
Just as corporate lobbying corrupts the legislative process, the scramble for government contracts corrupts the executive branch and its agencies.
Connecticut has seen multiple pay-to-play scandals in recent years where campaign contributors illicitly received jobs and no-bid contracts.
Similar scandals have enveloped public officials in New York, California, South Carolina, Illinois and other states across the country.
A number of states have taken action to assure greater accountability in the public contracting system through common-sense solutions:
Campaign Contributions by Contractors:
Seven states currently have some form of pay-to-play contracting law to bar companies bidding on contracts from making campaign contributions to government officials.
Tightening Contracting Standards:
The tighter the standards for the bidding processes and the work done, the less likely incompetent or corrupt companies can buy contracts with campaign contributions. Campaign Contributions By Contractors Corrupt Elections
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy is the King Of Pay To Play contributions that prevent "clean elections."
Dan Malloy has for years fueled his political ambitions with donations from people doing business with the city of Stamford.
State elected officials cannot take contributions from state contractors, but it is legal and common at the municipal level politicians to swap contracts for campgain donations.
Over the last six years Dan Malloy's bids for re-election and for governor has brought in huge political contributions from over 25 contracting entities doing business with the City of Stamford.
Dan Malloy should know better, because he was the subject of a contract-steering probe prior to his 2006 bid for governor.
Rather than correct his ways Malloy continues the same reckless behavior.
Connecticut Needs A Governor With No Strings Attached
In 2003, the Chief State's Attorney's Office opened an investigation into allegations that Malloy, who was first elected in 1995 and left office last year, helped award city jobs to contractors who worked on his home in the late 1990s.....
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dannel Malloy , a participant in the state's new public campaign financing program, while recently predicting his election, said "the people of this state will know that their government belongs to them -- not to someone's bank account and not to a bunch of special interests." Proponents of public financing, such ...
Two Republican lawyers, each hoping to become the first Republican attorney general since 1959, meet August 10 in a GOP primary, with the winner facing Democrat George Jepsen in November.
Jane Wynne, a graduate of Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, and Greenwich High School graduate Diana Pelliccia are the recipients of the Perrot Memorial Library's first Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships.
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