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Friday, September 16, 2011

O9/16/11 Greenwich Roundup's National Press Release Roundup

Greenwich Roundup's national daily reports consistently introduce town residents to ideas not yet imagined, issues not yet confronted, viewpoints not yet expressed and—most importantly—to articles not yet written.

Greenwich Roundup's daily aggregation of press releases, reports, and other news items from web pages ....

Twitter, Facebook and the First Amendment. A Knight Foundationsurvey of 12,090 high school students and 900 high school teachers conducted last spring reveals a correlation between rising support for the First Amendment and the rising use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

Soliciting on the street. Standing on a sidewalk and soliciting motorists for jobs is a First Amendment-protected right, the en banc U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 9-2 decision that struck down a city ordinance in Redondo Beach, Calif. The Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund called the decision a victory for day laborers.

White House

Remarks at signing of the America Invents Act

Presidential Proclamation
National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

National Farm Safety and Health Week

Press Secretary
Press gaggle by Press Secy. Carney and NSC advisor to preview the UN General Assembly meetings

President signs America Invents Act

White House to launch "digital promise" initiative

U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. and central Asian countries evaluate progress on trade and investment relationship

Federal Courts

1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum(Reinstates $675,000 damage award against college student who ignored warnings to stop downloading and distributing copyrighted music works)

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Vacates EPA's approval of insecticide without proper study of effects on children)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Comite de Jornaleros de Redondo Beach v. City of Redondo Beach (City ordinance that prohibits day laborers from soliciting employment violates First Amendment right of free speech)

Executive Departments


National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Testimony at hearing on sustaining Global Positioning System for national security

Contract announcements for September 16

Defense Casualties
Marine Cpl. Michael J. Dutcher, 22, of Asheville, N.C.

Army Sgt. Mycal L. Prince, 28, of Minco, Okla.

Army Sgt. Chester G. Stoda, 32, of Black River Falls, Wis.

Army Sgt. Rodolfo Rodriguez, Jr., 26, of Pharr, Texas

Health and Human Services

Food and Drug Administration
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals issues a nationwide recall of oral contraceptives

National Cancer Institute
Scientists find that blocking cholesterol in brain cancer cells offers a new strategy to fight deadly glioblastomas

Investigators devise new strategy likely to speed drug development for rare cancers

National Institutes of Health
Launches program to facilitate drug, vaccine and therapeutic license agreements for start-up companies

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and FDA collaborate to develop cutting-edge technologies to predict drug safety

Homeland Security
Announces launch of Study in the States website to encourage foreign students to study in the U.S.

Fact sheet: Study in the States

Statements before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight

Housing and Urban Development
Awards $15 million to five public housing authorities to create education centers

Awards $2.5 million for sustainable communities research


Fish and Wildlife Service
Revises loggerhead sea turtle listing

Atty. General Holder speaks at the Hopkins School convocation

Saudi Arabia-based Tamimi Global Co. is fined $13 million for kickbacks and illegal gratuities

Antitrust Division
Amends antitrust complaint against AT&T

Civil Division
BP must pay $20.5 million for underpaid royalties for natural gas taken from Indian and federal lands

Criminal Division
Owner of Miami mental health company is sentenced for orchestrating a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme

Soldiers and recruiter are indicted for fraudulently collecting recruiting bonuses

U.S. Attorney - District of Columbia
Man sentenced for driving his car directly at a neighbor in a dispute over a parking space

U.S. Attorney - Florida Middle
Mayor and city magistrate are sentenced for corruption

U.S. Attorney - New York Southern
Colombian is sentenced for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization

U.S. Attorney - Virginia Western
ATF agent is sentenced on multiple felony charges


Bureau of Labor Statistics
Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in August

Secy. Clinton's remarks at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy Summit

Responds to question on Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb plans to attack planes in Algeria

Interest Groups

U.S. Meat Export Federation
Beef, pork, corn and soybean growers are receiving a solid return on their investments in the export market programs

Report: An economic analysis of the U.S. meat export federation’s export market development programs


Consumers Union
Seven states join Justice Dept. lawsuit against AT&T


Center for Biological Diversity
Loggerhead sea turtles are declared endangered


National Security Archive
Complete Vietnam War-era Pentagon Papers are available online at last!


Associated General Contractors of America
Construction employment declines in 25 states
Economic Policy Institute
4 in 10 state economies are heading in the wrong direction

Precision Metalforming Association
Metalforming companies anticipate steady business conditions during the next three months


Center for American Progress
Report: What if the tea party wins? They have a plan for the Constitution, and it isn’t pretty


Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
9th Circuit Appeals Court sets positive precedent for day laborer rights


Knight Foundation
Next generation of news consumers relies on social media, TV, Web for information

Knight Foundation
Report: Future of the First Amendment


Campaign for America's Future
President Obama should avoid raising Medicare's eligibility age
Physicians for a National Health Program
Big leap in number of uninsured points to urgency of enacting single-payer Medicare for all

Pensions & retirement

National Association of Social Insurance
Social Security cuts under the Bowles-Simpson proposals would eventually lower benefits for 92% of seniors

National Association of Social Insurance
Brief: How would seniors fare – by age, gender, race and ethnicity, and income – under the Bowles-Simpson Social Security proposals by 2070?

Public lands

National Parks Conservation Association
Ozone levels in national parks continue to increase


Food & Water Watch
President Obama's infrastructure bank will leave rural water systems high and dry

Independent Agencies

Commodity Futures and Trading Commission
Provides temporary relief from large swap trader reporting for physical commodities

Consumer Product Safety Commission
John Deere (Moline, Ill.) recalls 36,500 lawn tractors powered by Kawasaki engines due to overheating and fire hazards

Export - Import Bank
Agreement will facilitate U.S. exports to Vietnam

Federal Maritime Commission
Additional information requested from Consolidated Chassis Management Pool Agreement

Announces two game-changing space technology projects

Congressional Agencies

Government Accountability Office
Aviation security: TSA has made progress, but additional efforts are needed to improve security

Iraq drawdown: Opportunities exist to improve equipment viability, contractor demobilization, and clarity of post-2011 DOD role

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of GAO recommendations to Treasury

Executive departments (continued)


Federal Railroad Administration
Provides $22 million to study replacement options for Susquehanna River railroad bridge

Releases international capital data for July

Comptroller of the Currency
Reports second quarter trading revenue of $7.4 billion

Announces $27 million to fund 500 projects to boost renewable energy production

Veterans Administration
Expands retroactive traumatic injury benefits to service members regardless of geographic location

09/16/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed (Early Evening Edition)

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Announces the Appointment of Richard Grellier ...
MarketWatch (press release)
GREENWICH, Conn., Sep 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. announced today that Richard Grellier has been appointed to the Board of Directors. Mr. Grellier was appointed to serve on the Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate ...
Greenwich falls to Staples in girls volleyball
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich volleyball coach Steve Lapham knew his team would have a target on its back and get every team's best effort after the run of success the team has had in recent years. Staples became the first team this season to hit the bull's eye, ...
GREENWICH FOOTBALL Cardinals open up against talented Ridgefield
Greenwich Citizen
WEAKNESSES: Beset by injuries a year ago, Greenwich has already been bit by the injury bug. With O'Neil sidelined for the season-opener, the onus is on sophomore Jose Melo to run the offense. While a .500 season may have been encouraging to an ...
Greenwich Avenue post office sells for $15M
Greenwich Time
The US Post office in central Greenwich has been sold for $15 million to Greenwich Retail LLC. documents filed with the town clerk's office indicate real estate magnate and Greenwich resident Peter Malkin may be behind the purchase. ...

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09/16/11 The Rabbi's Weekly Teaching

Weekly Teaching
By Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz


Travel to Israel with Temple Sholom!

Join us for an Informational Meeting

about our February 2012 Mission Trip

on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

at 7:00pm

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Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity

to experience the Holy Land

on a trip led by Rabbi Mitch and Reverend Jim Lemler.

February 9th - 19th, 2012

Reserve your spot now by contacting Lori Baden, Senior Director of Membership and Programming, at lori.baden@templesholom.com or call (203) 542-7172.

Don't miss out! Spaces are filling up quickly!

Rabbi's Weekly Teaching

Parashat Ki Tavo

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The story is told of a frail and elderly king who summoned his children and the entire court right before he was to pass away.

He said to them: "The creditor has come to collect his debt; so now I will bequeath my life to you and instruct you to your benefit. This is your charge: you need to join together and help one another. You must band together as "ONE." This must take all of your efforts at all times. Let the individuals with knowledge teach the ones who do not possess such knowledge. And let the ones without acquired wisdom be willing to share in learning. Make sure that those with resources share with those without, and let the needy express their gratitude to those who have willingly helped. The sinner should confess to the one they have harmed, and the one who was harmed should be willing to reconcile and forgive. Ultimately, you must know that you will live only if you are united, and you will perish if you are divided."

After the King's speech, he instructed one of his strongest guards to bring forth ten of his arrows and to grip them in his hand. He said to the guard to bind the shafts of the arrows together, and try to break them all in half. The guard mightily tried, but could not break any of them. The King then said to his guard to throw each of them on the ground separately, one by one. When the guard did so, the frail king picked up each arrow, and easily broke them all.

The king, tears in his eyes, looked at his family and court and told them: "You have seen that the strongest of our guards couldn't break these arrows when they were united, but even my frail, atrophied arms could snap each single arrow. This is as it will be with all of you. United, you will survive and thrive. Divided, you will be broken."

Last night, David Harris, National Executive Director of the AJC, addressed our community on the subject of Turmoil and Transformation in the Middle East. In front of a crowd of approximately 400 members of the southern Connecticut and Westchester Jewish communities, Mr. Harris stated the need for each of us to stand up together for our Jewish homeland, now more than ever, at this most crucial time of challenge.

Throughout our history, the Jewish People have faced seemingly overwhelming challenges. Rulers and empires have risen up against us, and yet we survive and thrive because of our commitment to Jewish unity. We learn, in our liturgy, our sacred texts, and through our communal acts of loving-kindness, that each Jew must take care of and support another. As we begin to head into our High Holy Days, we need more than ever to bind ourselves to each other, so that we are not broken. As Mr. Harris so eloquently stated last night, Israel, our Jewish homeland, is under siege -- and our voices, while allowing for disagreement between ourselves on political perspectives, must be united in vocal public support of the Jewish State. We cannot afford the luxury of disunity.

As American Jews we are blessed to live in our nation, and to have our government leaders across the mainstream political spectrum of both Republicans and Democrats recognize why they should support Israel - both morally and strategically. Jews who publically express dissent about Israel are the anti-Semite's/anti-Zionist's greatest weapon. Although disagreement with Israeli policies will always be present, a unified validation of Israel's right to be a Jewish State with safe and secure borders cannot be an open question. Safety and security cannot be predicated on abstract and idealistic hopes, but guaranteed realities.

God speaks to us in the depths of our Jewish souls, telling us to bind our hopes, fears, destinies and lives to each other. This was the secret of our survival; this is why we are here still, as the vibrant ancient living civilization, present here in modernity.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Mitch

P.S. For those who were unable to attend, the link to last night's webcast presentation by David Harris can be found here.

Temple Sholom
300 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
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09/16/11 Giving Greenwich Kids The Help They Need To Succeed


Susie Ponce
Executive Director
Children's Education Zone
32 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

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09/16/11 This Week At Harvest Time Church Up On King Street In Greenwich

PHOTO: Family Oriented Fun At Harvest Time Church

Harvest Time Church Phase 2 Sanctuary Photos

To see additional images of the Phase 2 plan, please click here.

Come Find Out Why Harvest Time Church Is The Town's Fastest Growing Church

Watch As This Dynamic And Friendly Church Prepares To Break Ground On A 1,000 Seat Santuary That Will Be The Largest Auditorium In Greenwich


5:30 pm: Worship Service [Nursery, Lil' K]

During our Saturday evening service, children in Kindergarten through 6th grade participate in sanctuary worship, then meet for age-appropriate Bible lessons, learning activities and games.


8:30 am: Worship Service [Nursery, Lil' K]

9:00 am: K - 6 KidMo

10:00 am: Worship Service [Nursery, Preschool Tumble Time]

10:30 am: Sunday School

11:30 am: Worship Service [Nursery, Lil' K]

12:00 pm: K - 6 KidMo

During our 8:30 & 11:30 AM service, children in Kindergarten through 6th grade participate in sanctuary worship, then meet for age-appropriate Bible lessons, learning activities and games.

Sunday School is available for children and adults from 10:30 to 11:15 AM Sunday morning. For classes and room assignments, please visit the Welcome Center.


Live in Stamford? We'd love to have you be a part of our new Stamford Satellite Location on Summer Street, meeting in the Majestic Theater at 118 Summer Street.

9:00 am: Morning Fellowship with coffee & bagels

9:30 am: Worship Service

Children's programs are available for kids ages birth through 6th grade


7:00 pm: Worship and Prayer Service for adults

[Kids' and Teens' Ministries also run at this time]


Our Spanish-speaking congregation, Iglesia Tiempo de Cosecha, meets Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 4:00 PM.


Infant Nursery: Our well-baby program provides a nurturing and quiet environment for babies who are not yet walking. Nursing mothers are welcome to nurse their babies in the Infant Nursery during any of our weekend service times.

Toddler Nursery: Toddlers are cared for in a safe, child-friendly environment. Nursery care is available during all service times. Nursery is also available at 10:00 AM on Sunday (Greenwich Campus).

Listen To Or Download Recent Harvest Time Church Sermons


Series: Sermon on the Mount

Sermon preached by Pastor Glenn Harvison on September 4, 2011

When You Fast

Series: Sermon on the Mount

Pastor Nick Uva 08/27/11

More Surpassing Prayer

Series: Sermon on the Mount

Pastor Glenn Harvison 08/21/11

Surpassing Prayer

Series: Sermon on the Mount

Pastor Glenn Harvison 08/14/11

But If Not Part 2

Pastor Chris Willis 07/17/11

But If Not Part 1

Pastor Chris Willis 07/10/11


Pastor Robert Stearns 06/19/11

Salt And Light

Series: Sermon on the Mount

Pastor Nick Uva 05/22/11

The Sermon on the Mount

Series: Sermon on the Mount

Pastor Glenn Harvison 05/01/11

Born Again!

Pastor Glenn Harvison 04/24/11

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