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Fort Sheridan – 16th psyops reserve –

 

ACH is acetylcholine – see also AChE - jax – Anderson clayton – trucks – organophosphates – fibro – aec – ach – ace restaurant supply - moscardelli

 

Sheridan - See 202 mp – And see 233MP

 

Plates = AFA 133  disproportionately –

xa fuelspecialists – timm - lopian

 

HBGARY – chamber – gray – noonan – Klaus –

Development of “online personna” – false attribution – hall – pretexting – phone scammers –

 

Hbgary looking to get biz from –

SAIC – duane Andrews – cheney – personal hero

And see qinetiq – cambone –

General dynamics – perrin – ufcweckperrin –

IBM link – kjell used to work for IBM – sold computer system to CMS – gray at CMS – thompson

 

(note that GD is nassco – IAM – kennedy – solar/cat – chamber/gray)

 

*And note jax - Anderson clayton – galv – cotton –

 

Note also johnny’s friend weiner is MI contractor –

(arden hills link – ft snelling)

 

Sidenote: heard that interrogators/questioners often aren’t in the room when subjects are beaten/mistreated

Subjects must submit to offer additional information after a particular instance or level of mistreatment in order to come in contact with an interrogator. Note link to 233mp – abu ghraib – and see libri as Kabul prisons – see esp black site: salt pit

 

This made me think that they were planning to make my life as miserable as possible, as long as possible, in order to get me to walk in somewhere and say that I accept blame for anything they wanted to hear, in order to make it stop.

 

That’s why no marks, nothing visible, recruitment based on anonymous computer postings and “creative” audio and video editing. See also arson frame – ingrum – noonan key frame – “English” site

 

*Note also GWB homicidal threats frame – Pennell – USSS – and see sears tower threats frame – and see gov perry threats frame and TX arson frame

 

Compare bite marks frame – harry burge – ISP crime lab – burge in chi – burge in Sarasota – with Klaus – ISS –

 

Phone pix frame – pedophile pix – ATT – pedophile frame and gay frame goes back to 95/96 – coll dems – reinhart – CIB – Henderson – duraneb – (note links from bunn to reinhart – chamber – Henderson – cib – blago)

 

 

Sarver – donley – “harris” in sd – trucks – sexual harassment frame –

“harris” gathers audio of me – background information – ie dad’s alco – cohen recommends ubc work after internship – bad idea – many months spent with harris and others – Carlsbad mcd’s poison – fibro – back pain – mulvaneys – erection stimulant – phone battery covers – this is where the pedophile frame is involved – weird biotech stuff -

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Prevented from meeting women -

 

Not sure how sarver is involved in this –

 

Wanting to meet women, but prevented, emails intercepted, homeless, no job, no money, worksite pain,

 

When in bars, people spray me with pain causing substances, headaches, eye irritant, dizziness, have to leave

 

Not wanting to get married, but wanting to meet women

 

 

Harassment has nothing to do with a job, or a woman or any addiction or mental illness, the harassment is based on lies about me.

 

Sarver was used as cover that I would consent to harassment – based on some fictitious relationship with her. I worked in the same bldg. as her for a couple months, that’s it. Never touched her, last I heard about her she accused me of sexual harassment.

 

I have reason to believe that her relatives at sarco have been behind some of the harassment.

 

 

Hbgary – 12 monkeys –

 

Johnathon monken at ISP

 

English st guy on first floor – jumping on my back – cocaine user

 

Addiction frame – ISP – SPD – MRT – DIRT – spk –

 

Note also – 12 – as in 12 steps –

 

And see sd loft – linked to scientologists – narconon – kennedy addiction frame – cohen – mom –

 

Scientologists at loft is real – block was owned by LRH – proximity to SCI – 4 or 5 blks away – will detail later – they were freaks – and I avoided them – they didn’t like me, wouldn’t go to any meetings – I paid rent – worked during day, didn’t spend much time there – knew something was up there – long story -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RESERVE PSYOP UNITS

 

The 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., remains today as the only active duty U.S. Army Psychological Operations Group. Its forces constitutes 26 percent of all U.S. Army psychological operations units. The remaining 74 percent are in the Reserve component. Listed below are the USAR Psychological Operations Units and their locations.

 

7th Psychological Operations Group

10th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) - St. Louis, Missouri

307th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - St. Louis, Missouri

308th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Belton, Missouri

318th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - St. Louis, Missouri

12th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) - Moffett, California

315th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Upland, California

320th Psychological Operations Company (POC)  - Portland, Oregon

361st Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Bothell, Washington

14th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) - Mountain View, California

301st Psychological Operations Company (POC)  (ABN) - San Diego, California

304th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Sacramento, California

324th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Aurora, Colorado

17th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) (Dissemination) - Austin, Texas

306th Psychological Operations Company (SDC) - Los Alamitos, California

341st Psychological Operations Company(POC) - San Antonio, Texas

Alpha Company (POC) - Elwood, Illinois

Bravo Company (POC) - Aurora, Illinois

 

 2ndPsychological Operations Group

11th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) -  Upper Marlboro, Maryland

303rd Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

305th Psychological Operations Company (POC) -  Upper Marlboro, Maryland

312th Psychological Operations Company (POC) -  Upper Marlboro, Maryland

15th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) -  Fort Thomas, Kentucky

321st Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Cleveland, Ohio

346th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Whitehall, Ohio

350th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Cleveland, Ohio

 16th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) - Fort Sheridan, Illinois

310th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Forest Park, Georgia

345th Psychological Operations Company (POC) (ABN) - Dallas, Texas

362nd Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Fayetteville, Arkansas

13th Enemy Prisoner of War Battalion (EPW) - Arden Hills,  Minnesota

339th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Fort Snelling, Minnesota

319th Psychological Operations Company (POC) - Arden Hills, Minnesota

 

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Springfield Police Department spokesman will serve active duty

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)

July 13, 2005

Author: JAYETTE BOLINSKI STAFF WRITER

Estimated printed pages: 2

 

Sgt. Kevin Keen,

 

who has appeared in print and on television hundreds of times as spokesman for the Springfield Police Department,

 

is leaving to serve 18 months of active duty with the U.S. Army Reserves.

 

Keen, 49, had planned to retire in March, so he will return to the force just long enough to file retirement paperwork once his reserve assignment is complete.

His replacement is longtime department veteran Sgt. Pat Ross, who will take over as spokesman next week.

 

Keen's last day on the job is Friday, and he will report for duty at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin on July 24. He said he had been aware for some time that his unit,

 

based out of Fort Sheridan in Chicago,

 

could be mobilized. He received official word last week.

 

Fort McCoy is a mobilization center, where soldiers go through training and administrative processing before being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers also go through demobilization at Fort McCoy once they return to the States.

 

"People have commented on the sacrifice of having to serve 18 months. Eighteen months is a long time, but my tour of duty at a stateside military post pales in comparison to the mobilization that other soldiers have faced for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan," he said.

 

Keen has been with the U.S. Army Reserves for 14 months, but he's been in the military 25 years. He enlisted in the Army in 1975 and has been a military policeman.

 

He joined the Illinois National Guard in 1986 and moved to the reserves in May 2004.

 

He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in January 2001. He was in the Illinois Air National Guard at Capital Airport for a year before joining the Illinois National Guard in 1986.

 

Keen commanded the 233rd Military Police Company of the Illinois National Guard for 183 days in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991,

 

and he was awarded the Bronze Star.

 

He plans to remain in the military until he reaches the mandatory retirement date, which for him will be in 2015.

 

He has been at the police department since February 1980 and has been its spokesman and public information officer since 1999. He recalled Tuesday that he was on military duty in Korea when his wife phoned him to tell him he'd been promoted to sergeant and named the new PIO, a job he hadn't actually sought but quickly grew to enjoy.

 

"Despite the ups and downs that have come along the way, I don't regret it. There's not another job at the police department I'd rather have," he said.

 

"I'm proud to retire from this position, because I had the ability to impact the image of the police department and get the good news out. I always tried to present the police department in the most true and positive light that I could."

 

Keen's wife, Earlene, will remain in Springfield while he is at Fort McCoy. He has three adult children, including a daughter who is getting married in September. He also has four grandchildren.

 

"For the last 19 of my 25 years in the military, my wife has always supported me and whatever comes down the pike. It's just one of those things you learn to deal with," he said.

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Bob harmon at

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Harmon is ING –

communications

ANG – 92nd medical

 

MEDICAL UNIT KEEPS BUSY PREPARING FOR ASSIGNMENT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 2, 1990

Author/Byline: DAVE BAKKE STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 21

FORT SHERIDAN -- Since the Army Reserve's 92nd Medical Battalion was sent from Springfield to Fort Sheridan near Chicago last Friday,

there has been little time to be bored or homesick.

"We start physical training at 5:30 a.m.," says Capt. Jeffrey Pedrolley of Springfield. "Breakfast is at 6:30. By 7:45, the first sergeant is calling formation and giving the men their job assignments for the day.

"At night, some of the junior folks get a chance to talk for a few minutes, but they're pretty tired and just want to get to bed. The senior folks get to have another meeting for planning purposes. I haven't had any problem sleeping at night."

Although the 42-member unit is made up of medics, they are still soldiers. That's why some of their time is spent on non-medical projects. Earlier this week, the 92nd spent a day at the firing range. James Davis and Scott Bostick, both of Springfield, are learning to operate a 5-ton wrecker.

"One of the things we do is provide organizational support to other units," Pedrolley said. "Some of that is recovery of broken-down vehicles."

Springfieldians Randy Barbee and

Bob Harmon

are working on

communications,

 

Al Grantz is in personnel records and Mary Leone is doing typing and clerical work for the unit. All are from Springfield.

Darla Hennings, 25, of Taylorville, will get to return home Monday to interview for a job as a Taylorville police patrol officer. She is one of five finalists in a field of 63 applicants.

She has passed physical and psychological tests, a background check, and a written examination. All that remains is Monday's interview.

"She will not be penalized for fulfilling her military duties," said Pat Flynn, a Taylorville official.

The battalion's main function is still medical. In the field, it provides soldiers with medical treatment, in Pedrolley's words, "more sophisticated than first aid . . . intermediate to a MASH unit." They also operate an air ambulance and general dispensaries.

The unit left Springfield for Fort Sheridan with a low-key sendoff -- no dignitaries, no speeches and no media coverage. At Sheridan, members are staying in a converted office building, and most of the men are sleeping on cots.

"It's reasonably comfortable," says Pedrolley, adding that morale is good.

"The phrase is positive mental attitude -- PMA." When there is any free time in the evenings, members of the unit either watch television, call home on pay phones, or go off the base.

"Only a couple of people have cars, so there's not much of that," Pedrolley said. "Nobody's really interested in running around anyway, they're kind of tired."

No hint of the 92nd's coming assignment has been given, but the unit is preparing as if it were going to Saudi Arabia.

"We'll just keep training," says Pedrolley, "until we go somewhere."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From keen site – terminix – Williamson/cocaine

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Note also Gillette site – 233mp –

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And note 333mp site - royer

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KEEN –

 

233 mp with gillette/scso

spd with royer –

Pruitt – cocaine – Williamson  –

keen - terminix

 

(see also: mudra – orkin – COY)

 

 

 

(KC’s - 6 point chairman, ed keen) Site: http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyKcnorthend

 

TERMINIX LINK – mudra - coy

 

COCAINE WITH SIDENER AND PRUITT – williamson

 

WILLIAMSON/pruitt

 

ING – CMDR FOR 233 MP

 

SPD PIO –

 

BAILS WITH OTHER 2006 RETIREES

 

Airports – Drugs

 

Maggiore - saladino

 

 

 

 

TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, August 5, 1986

 

Kenneth K. Keen Sr.

 

Kenneth K. Keen Sr., 60, of Springfield died at 12:01 a.m. Monday at St.

 

John's Hospital.

 

He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Glenarm, the son of Joseph F. and Oma Mae Cundiff Keen . A lifelong resident of Springfield, Mr. Keen was married to Joan P. Barnum in 1968 and she died in 1985. He attended Roanoke Baptist Church. Prior to his retirement,

 

he was a controller for the Terminix International Inc., for 29 years.

 

Surviving are three sons,

 

Kenneth K. Jr. of Petersburg,

 

Joseph of Jacksonville and

 

Kevin of Springfield;

 

 one stepson, Melvin Barnum of Belleville; one brother, Edward of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Williams of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. LaRue DeFrates officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

 

TITLE: ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Keen -45th Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Keen of Springfield celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a family brunch hosted by their children at Baur's Restaurant.

 

Keen and the former Margaret A. Clark were married April 21, 1951, at St.

 

Patrick's Church by the Rev. James Haggrity.

 

Mr. Keen has been employed by Terminix

International for 32 years.

 

Mrs. Keen has been employed by Illinois Bell Telephone for 43 years.

 

They are the parents of four children, Kimberly Murphy of Raymond, Machele Thomas of Chatham, Shawn of Duvall and Patrick of Springfield. There are seven grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seventh sentenced for role in cocaine ring

Jerrad A. Pruitt, son-in-law of sheriff, gets six years

By CHRIS DETTRO

STAFF WRITER

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A 28-year-old Springfield man Monday became the seventh person to be sentenced in connection with a Springfield cocaine distribution ring that resulted in federal indictments in late 2005 and in 2006.

 

Jerrad A. Pruitt of the 4000 block of Hazelcrest Road was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine from June 2000 to October 2003.

Pruitt, whose wife is the daughter of Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson and the

 

 

stepdaughter of retired Springfield police Sgt. Kevin Keen,

 

 

pleaded guilty last August to conspiring to distribute cocaine he bought from Danny Sidener Jr. in Springfield, Bloomington and Carbondale.

Pruitt admitted at his plea hearing that he either paid Sidener outright for the drugs or obtained cocaine on a front or consignment basis, then sold or fronted the drugs to others for distribution.

Sidener also pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine and has been sentenced to 11 years, nine months in prison.

Pruitt worked from Aug. 22, 2005, to July 20, 2006, as a Sangamon County 911 dispatcher. He took the $27,000 job after the drug conspiracy ended.

The government calculated Pruitt's federal sentencing guideline range to be between 108 and 135 months in prison based on the facts of the case and his criminal history. The government recommended a reduction because of Pruitt's cooperation in the case.

However, U.S. District Judge Jeanne Scott reduced the guideline range to a 97-month minimum, accepting defense attorney John "Mo" Madonia's argument that the seriousness of Pruitt's criminal history was overrepresented.

Madonia said Pruitt pleaded guilty when he was 19 to misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol.

He also pleaded guilty in 2000 to possession of a controlled substance, with the judgment withheld due to first-offender sentencing. The court ultimately determined he had successfully completed the probation period and dismissed the case, Madonia said.

Scott reduced Pruitt's sentence by an additional six months because he voluntarily removed himself from the conspiracy three years before he was charged.

"There was an additional reduction for the positive changes he made in his life," Madonia said.

He said Pruitt ended his involvement with drugs when he graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2003. Madonia said Pruitt used his education to obtain the dispatch job and that he married, bought a house and settled down

"It was after all that when his past caught up with him, and he found himself facing a multiple-year sentence of imprisonment for conduct that occurred while he was an immature college student attempting to make ends meet and further his educational endeavors," Madonia said.

The minimum sentence Pruitt could have received was five years in prison.

The charges were the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Springfield Police Department and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group. Assistant U.S. attorney David Risley represented the government at sentencing.

The investigation resulted in nine people being charged in federal court and in formal charges being brought against three attorneys by the state Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. To date, the seven people sentenced have received prison terms ranging from five to 191/2 years.

The office of the state appellate prosecutor also has been considering whether others should face criminal charges in the case.

Chris Dettro can be reached at 788-1510 or chris.dettro@sj-r.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keen – 233 mp CMDR

 

Very important –

 

 

 

 

Kevin keen = 233 comdr

 

Xa – terminix – mudra – coy

 

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THE 233RD COMES HOME CHEERS GREET GULF WAR VETS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, May 15, 1991

Author/Byline: BRIAN FLIFLET STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 1

Members of the 233rd Military Police Company marched home Tuesday before a cheering crowd in front of the state Capitol, but its commander said the

heroes weren't the ones receiving the hero's welcome.

"War is a terrible thing," said 1st Lt. Kevin Keen, the 233rd's commander. "There are no winners, only survivors. There are no heroes standing before you in the 233rd.

"The real heroes are the American citizens," Keen said, referring to the support they gave to the war effort.

About 2,500 people gathered along both sides of Second Street between Monroe Street and Capitol Avenue to welcome the troops.

The 150-member company stopped in front of the statue of Abraham Lincoln to watch the ceremonies, and three UH-1H helicopters of the 106th Aviation Battalion flew overhead in tribute.

"On November 21, 1990, as your commander, I took from you your sons, your daughters, your husbands, wives and loved ones," Keen said. "My pledge to you then was to come home with everyone I left with. If I failed in any other mission along the way, I succeeded in the most important one -- everyone is home today standing in front of you."

State Adj. Gen. Harold Holesinger welcomed the troops, members of the Illinois National Guard, home on behalf of Gov. Jim Edgar.

"I saw you people off, and I welcomed you home when you first arrived in the states," he said. "And I can't tell you how proud I am each time I see you.

"Now's the time to shake the sand off your boots and enjoy the celebration."

Keen asked for special recognition for two members of the 233rd who volunteered to stay in Saudi Arabia and help with the pullout. Spec. Robert Aper and Spec. Jeffrey Patch will help ensure that equipment gets aboard ships safely. They will be home by Sept. 18, Keen said.

Friends and family members who came to greet their loved ones told about some of the ironies of this conflict.

Gabriel Kil was only 1 year old in 1945, when American soldiers liberated the German labor camp in which he and his family were held. As he waited Tuesday for his son Robbie to march down Second Street with the 233rd, Kil saw parallels between his liberation at infancy and his son's participation in the liberation of Kuwait.

"It's ironic that my son participated in that kind of action," said Kil, who was born in Poland. "Things are balanced out. What the Americans did for me and my family in 1945, my son was able to do for the Kuwaitis."

John Schneider, 20, was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1971 with his father, Ron, who served in Vietnam for 38 months. In telephone conversations from the Middle East, John had worried about a Vietnam-like reaction to the Persian Gulf War, his father said.

"He called and wanted to make sure it was being supported," Ron Schneider said. "Most of the guys are worried that they don't get screwed over like we did."

After the ceremonies at the Capitol, the troops boarded buses and went to Camp Lincoln for a private reception with their families, where they shared some of their experiences.

"Thank God for a Patriot missile or I wouldn't be here today," Sgt. Barry Nass of Springfield said. A Scud missile was headed for the unit's compound in Saudi Arabia,but it exploded overhead when a Patriot intercepted it, he said.

The 233rd was part of the 1st Infantry Division when the ground war was launched, Keen said. The unit collected, processed and transported more than 5,000 prisoners of war at the height of the conflict, he said.

"We weren't in the heat of battle, but we weren't out of harm's way," Keen said. "All of the prisoners that we had were armed, so at any time any one of them could have drawn on our soldiers."

Spec. John Bartello

 

remembered walking through a minefield. "We realized we were in a minefield when we were in the middle of it," he said. "We waited for daylight to go through the rest of it."

The unit was 40 miles north of Kuwait City in an area they were told was secure when they found a bunker with two Iraqi soldiers who hadn't surrendered, Pfc. Francis Rutledge said.

Among the AK-47s and hand grenades in bunkers, the soldiers also found booby traps, said Pfc. Kevin McAnally and Pfc. Robert Roate.

"We looked in a tank and there was a trip wire across the entrance," NcAnally said.

McAnally said he found an Iraqi girl while on a courier run delivering food to another platoon. The camel she was riding stepped on a land mine. The camel and the girl's brother were killed.

In addition to processing POWs, the unit provided humanitarian assistance to refugees, Keen said, working with the 11th Aviation Brigade in AsSalman, Iraq, about 120 miles north of the Kuwaiti border.

"There was total destruction everywhere you looked," Keen said. "The tanks and the armor that preceded us wiped out everything in their path."

Keen and the other members of the 233rd won't be released from duty until May 20. They must report for armed formation at 9 a.m. today, Keen said.

Caption: Above, Bob Dorsey gets a hug from his 4-year-old daughter, Sarah, while still in the ranks of the 233rd Military Police Company during ceremonies outside the state Capitol. Right, Pete Ting gets a good look from the shoulders of Jon Launer as they cheer the return of Shawn and Eric O'Neill, two brothers who served in the Persian Gulf War with the 233rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Springfield Police Department spokesman will serve active duty

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)

July 13, 2005

Author: JAYETTE BOLINSKI STAFF WRITER

Estimated printed pages: 2

 

Sgt. Kevin Keen,

 

who has appeared in print and on television hundreds of times as spokesman for the Springfield Police Department,

 

is leaving to serve 18 months of active duty with the U.S. Army Reserves.

 

Keen, 49, had planned to retire in March, so he will return to the force just long enough to file retirement paperwork once his reserve assignment is complete.

His replacement is longtime department veteran Sgt. Pat Ross, who will take over as spokesman next week.

 

Keen's last day on the job is Friday, and he will report for duty at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin on July 24. He said he had been aware for some time that his unit, based out of Fort Sheridan in Chicago, could be mobilized. He received official word last week.

 

Fort McCoy is a mobilization center, where soldiers go through training and administrative processing before being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers also go through demobilization at Fort McCoy once they return to the States.

 

"People have commented on the sacrifice of having to serve 18 months. Eighteen months is a long time, but my tour of duty at a stateside military post pales in comparison to the mobilization that other soldiers have faced for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan," he said.

 

Keen has been with the U.S. Army Reserves for 14 months, but he's been in the military 25 years. He enlisted in the Army in 1975 and has been a military policeman.

 

He joined the Illinois National Guard in 1986 and moved to the reserves in May 2004.

 

He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in January 2001. He was in the Illinois Air National Guard at Capital Airport for a year before joining the Illinois National Guard in 1986.

 

Keen commanded the 233rd Military Police Company of the Illinois National Guard for 183 days in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991,

 

and he was awarded the Bronze Star.

 

He plans to remain in the military until he reaches the mandatory retirement date, which for him will be in 2015.

 

He has been at the police department since February 1980 and has been its spokesman and public information officer since 1999. He recalled Tuesday that he was on military duty in Korea when his wife phoned him to tell him he'd been promoted to sergeant and named the new PIO, a job he hadn't actually sought but quickly grew to enjoy.

 

"Despite the ups and downs that have come along the way, I don't regret it. There's not another job at the police department I'd rather have," he said.

 

"I'm proud to retire from this position, because I had the ability to impact the image of the police department and get the good news out. I always tried to present the police department in the most true and positive light that I could."

 

Keen's wife, Earlene, will remain in Springfield while he is at Fort McCoy. He has three adult children, including a daughter who is getting married in September. He also has four grandchildren.

 

"For the last 19 of my 25 years in the military, my wife has always supported me and whatever comes down the pike. It's just one of those things you learn to deal with," he said.

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Guard members report for duty / Springfield police, sheriff's office may lose officers

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - September 29, 2001

Author: DOUG FINKE and SARAH ANTONACCI STAFF WRITERS

 

More than 130 members of Illinois National Guard military police units reported for duty Friday in preparation for assignment as additional security at state airports.

 

The call-up could cost the Springfield Police Department eight officers, including two who currently work on the street, and remove three deputies from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office.

 

The local officers are among the 76 members of the 233rd Military Police Company in Springfield called to duty along with 56 members of the 933rd Military Police Company in Chicago.

 

The soldiers will get training in airport security measures next week, but even National Guard officials do not know for sure what their troops will be doing.

 

"We really don't know what the mission will be," said Brig. Gen. Chuck Fleming, assistant adjutant general. "That depends on the regional coordinator of the Federal Aviation Administration. This thing is being put together as we sit here."

 

On Thursday, Major Gen. David Harris, head of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs, said a unit based in Freeport also would be called to duty. But Friday, Fleming said, "After further mission analysis, we decided to go with just those two companies" in Chicago and Springfield.

 

"They will go home on Sunday to get additional clothing and personal items they need for a 31- to 45-day period," Fleming said. "They will report back on Monday."

 

All of the soldiers will report to Bloomington to undergo training under the supervision of the FAA. They could be on duty at airports by the end of next week, Fleming said.

 

The military police officers will be assigned to 12 airports throughout the state, including Capital Airport in Springfield, the Greater Peoria Regional Airport and airports in Bloomington, Quincy, Decatur, Champaign and Moline.

 

Although the security mission of the National Guard is initially scheduled to last six months, Fleming said officers hope they can rotate personnel out after a month or 45 days.

 

Technically, the guard units were not called to active duty in the state, but rather for the federal government. The distinction means the soldiers are guaranteed their civilian jobs when their service is concluded.

 

In Springfield, Keen said the police department did not know as of Friday if all eight officers in the 233rd will have to report immediately.

 

But a plan is in place to keep just as many police officers on the street as before the call-up, he said.

 

"Of the eight, only two are in operations, and they will be replaced by within," Keen said. "The motoring public won't see any differences in the way the streets are patrolled."

 

Capt. Gary Stone of the sheriff's department said the agency could stand to lose two deputies from the second shift and one off the midnight shift if they all end up being called away.

 

"On Sept. 12, we sat around and discussed this, once we realized the implications of what happened the day before and based on what we saw in Desert Storm. We thought the mobility of the guard and reserves might be a real possibility and made a game plan," he said.

 

He said the department will be reorganized and personnel will be pulled from other units to cover those street officers' positions.

 

Springfield officers who are members of the 233rd are:

 

Jeff Royer,

 

Naythan Stewart,

 

Bobby Dorsey,

 

Kevin Donaldson,

 

Jeramie Mayes and three police recruits due to start Monday:

 

James Kollins,

 

Ed Higginson and

 

Jennifer Batterson. Stewart and Dorsey are street officers.

 

Sheriff's deputies who may be called away include

 

Adrian Guerrero ,

 

John Hayes and

 

John Gillette.

 

"We're not sure when they'll know, but they've been called to their units. They're not sure when they're going or where, but they have been told to prepare," Keen said.

Caption: Pfc.

 

Theresa Carwile

 

of Pesotum says goodbye to her mother, Cathy Ring of Pesotum, before reporting for duty at Camp Lincoln in Springfield. Carwile is among the National Guard members called to duty for airport security.

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Several in city and county law enforcement to retire

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, February 26, 2006

Author/Byline: JAYETTE BOLINSKI STAFF WRITER

Section: CITY/STATE

Page: 17

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It's tough to get Capt. Dennis Sloman to tout his accomplishments as the head of Illinois State Police District 9, the district based in Springfield.

 

He said any success he's had comes down to one thing: his "troops" make him look good.

 

"I don't view my job as doing anything. There's a good bunch of troops here. They're the ones that do the job. I'm real proud of all of them that are here now and those that have been here in the past," he said.

 

"I tell the story that I lived a young boy's dream. Every little boy wants to be a cop. I just never got out of that phase. I was a trooper here and got to wear the uniform and was fortunate enough to be able to come back and run the place."

 

Sloman's dream career will come to an end Tuesday, when he retires after nearly 27 years with the Illinois State Police. He is one of about a dozen local police officers who will retire this spring after lengthy careers in law enforcement.

 

Retiring March 3 from the Springfield Police Department are Deputy Chief Pat Fogleman,

 

Sgt. Kevin Keen,

 

detectives Al Brown and Terry Stouffe and officer Tommy Baughman. Officer Joe Schweska will retire March 19, and Sgt. Tim Young will retire April 7.

 

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office will lose five deputies to retirement by the end of March. Detective Leah Boston will retire March 22, and Lt. Pat Davlin and deputies John Diefenback, Roger Stuart and Dave Shaneman will retire March 31.

 

"We're going to probably lose 130 years of experience," Sheriff Neil Williamson said. "When you lose five people, it's rather significant. That's the key to our whole existence, just the people who work here. When you lose good people who have experience, you can't just walk out on the street and say, 'Come be a deputy and fill these shoes.'"

 

Sloman, 53, grew up in on a farm in Montgomery County and graduated from Pawnee High School. A clerking job at the Springfield FBI office got him interested in a career in law enforcement.

 

He landed his first Illinois State Police job in 1979 as a trooper based in Macomb. He eventually was transferred to District 9. He was promoted to sergeant in 1985, master sergeant in 1990, lieutenant in 1996 and captain in 1997. He was head of the district investigations unit and worked in the agency's Division of Internal Investigations and its Strategic Planning and Analysis Bureau.

 

One of Sloman's more notable assignments was as officer in charge of the 39-day Roby standoff in 1997.

 

He became commander of District 18 in Litchfield in the summer of 1998 and was named commander of District 9 in February 1999.

 

"We've run some good operations, had some good details," he said.

 

Sloman has no specific retirement plans. He lives in Pleasant Plains with his wife, Nancy, to whom he has been married for 32 years. He has two children, Tyler and Amanda, and a 2-year-old grandson and is expecting twin grandchildren in July. He retired in 2000 after 26 years with the 183rd Illinois Air National Guard.

 

No replacement has been named for the District 9 commander's position. The agency is expected to post the opening in the next week or so.

 

"District 9, because of the capital and the headquarters being here, is kind of a popular one," he said. "It's unique because of the capital and the headquarters. The fair is a big deal. We've worked on details on every president since Jimmy Carter."

 

Fogleman, head of the Springfield Police Department's Administrative Services Division, also is departing after 27 years on the force. He had a short career with the Lake Springfield police before being hired by the city department in February 1979.

 

He worked for nine years as a second-shift patrol officer in the southeast part of town, then went to the police academy to be a training officer, eventually being promoted to assistant commander in charge of the academy. After a year he went back to being a patrolman on the day shift, working the north end and the Enos Park area.

 

Fogleman, 50, was promoted to sergeant in 1996 and to lieutenant in 2000. In 2002, he was transferred to the department's internal affairs division, where he spent three years until being promoted to his current job.

 

He said among the most notable points in his career were the department's transition from revolvers to automatic pistols while he was at the academy and his involvement in the department's community policing programs.

 

His proudest moments, however, involve training rookie officers.

 

"I think some of the rewarding stuff now is some of the guys who I was their FTO (field training officer) to see where they're at in the department now. My most rewarding time was in the training field," he said. "I just think it's a more positive environment in the world of police work, which is all so negative, anyway."

 

His advice for up-and-coming officers?

 

"Number one, don't ever forget where you came from. That comes from good old Mike Walton (former Springfield police chief). The second thing would be to treat the people you deal with like you would like to be treated or like you would like to have your mother or sister dealt with."

 

Fogleman, a motor sports junkie, said he has no specific retirement plans. He is married to Marsha Fogleman and has two sons, Nick, 24, and Pat, 21. He said he is proud of his time as a city police officer.

 

"Even with all the negative that's going on with the Springfield Police Department, I still think it's probably one of the best police departments in the country," he said.

 

Lt. Ed Flesch will be promoted to Fogleman's position.

 

The other retiring officers and deputies are taking a great deal of valuable experience with them, said Williamson and Springfield Police Chief Don Kliment.

 

From the sheriff's office:

 

* Davlin will retire after 21 years. His most recent assignment was head of the department's crime prevention unit. Prior to that, he was a lieutenant supervising deputies on patrol.

 

 

* Boston, a longtime detective, will retire after 29 years. She specializes in child abuse cases and works with the Child Advocacy Center.

 

"It takes a special person to be able to sort through all that trash and get down to talking to the youngsters and the victims," Williamson said.

 

* Diefenback will retire after 22 years. He is a deputy assigned to the traffic division, enforcing traffic and DUI laws, truck weights, school bus enforcement, seat belt details, roadside safety checks and underage alcohol audits.

 

* Stuart will retire after 20 years. He is a deputy assigned to crime prevention and has worked as the department's senior citizens officer and is a hostage negotiator.

 

* Shaneman will retire after 20 years. He is a deputy on the midnight shift and has been on the emergency response team.

 

From the Springfield Police Department:

 

* Keen will retire after 26 years. His most recent job was as the public information officer for the department and head of its crime prevention unit.

 

* Baughman will retire after 26 years. He most recently was a day-shift patrol officer.

 

* Schweska will retire after 24 years. Much of his career was spent as a third-shift patrol officer but he also has worked in crime prevention, as a DARE officer and in the evidence section.

 

* Both Stouffe and Brown will retire after 27 years. Both are detectives.

 

* Young, a veteran detective with many decorations, will retire with 26 years on the force.

 

Kliment said he wishes the retirees the best and thanks them for their service.

 

"Obviously, they've meant a lot not only to the police department but to the city of Springfield as a whole, and their friendships will be missed," he said.

Caption: While packing his belongings Friday, Illinois State Police Capt. Dennis Sloman dusts off an old state trooper hat that decorated his office at the District 9 headquarters. Sloman will retire Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Theresa Marie Mudra and

Todd Alan Maggiore, DMD, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. July 12 at Christ the King Church by the Rev. David Lantz.

 

The bride is the daughter of Joe and Donna Mudra of Springfield. The groom is the son of Richard and Helen Maggiore of Springfield.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Lori Mitchell, with Gina Graham as bridesmaid.

 

Serving as best man was

Jermey Maggiore, with Tim Kell serving as groomsman. Serving as ushers were

 John Saladino, Mike Hawkins and Jim File.

 

A reception was held at Panther Creek Country Club.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lanphier High School, Springfield College in Illinois and Illinois State University.

 

She is employed by the Illinois Collaboration on Youth .

 

The groom is a graduate of Griffin High School, SCI, the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine. He is a practicing dentist with Dr.

 

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pruitt was leaving the room and calling people on his cel phone to give them a heads up that the police were on the way or that that they were being investigated. this is the sheriff's son in law; placed in a sensitive position by the sheriff himself. watch out for representation by madonia. see also pruitt and construction deals

 

 

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Paper: State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)

Title: Cocaine investigation over / Latest to plead guilty has ties to law enforcement

Author: SARAH ANTONACCI and JOHN REYNOLDS STAFF WRITERS

Date: August 24, 2006

Section: NEWS

Page: 1

 

A 27-year-old man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a charge that he distributed drugs in Springfield and other communities.

 

 

Jerrad A. Pruitt of the 4000 block of Hazelcrest Road admitted to conspiring to distribute cocaine. He is to be sentenced Dec. 18 and faces five to 40 years in prison.

 

 

Pruitt is married to the daughter of Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson

 

and

 

stepdaughter of retired police Sgt. Kevin Keen,

 

longtime spokesman for the Springfield Police Department. He is also a former emergency dispatcher with the Sangamon County 911 system.

 

 

During Wednesday's hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore, information was revealed that between June 2000 and October 2003, Pruitt purchased cocaine from another defendant in the case, Danny J. Sidener Jr., and then sold or fronted the drugs to other people in Springfield, Bloomington and Carbondale.

 

 

Pruitt, the ninth person charged in an ongoing investigation, also admitted in court that he had used cocaine.

 

 

Williamson, reached at another child's wedding in Colorado, said he's not particularly close to Pruitt and had no idea of his drug involvement until late June, when he was contacted by the U.S. attorney's office to let him know Pruitt was being interviewed as part of the cocaine investigation.

 

 

He said he didn't hear what his son-in-law had been charged with until Wednesday morning. The couple married about a year ago, he said.

 

 

"I wasn't privy to any ... information about the investigation, and I'm glad I wasn't," Williamson said, adding that he feels he's come in for some undue scrutiny because of his position.

 

 

"You can't control who your kids get involved with. If I was a meat cutter at Shop 'n Save, no one would say anything," he said.

 

 

And, the sheriff noted, his is not the first family to be touched by drug abuse.

 

 

"You could walk on the mall at the Old State Capitol and stop 100 people, 80 of them would have a close relative who broke the law in one way or another. I pray for them," Williamson said.

 

 

"I'm sorry it happened, but if he did something wrong, he has to pay for it. I put drug dealers in jail. People make poor choices in life. Everybody makes mistakes, but you hope you learn from them."

 

 

Keen could not be reached Wednesday.

 

 

Mallorie Teubner, director of Sangamon County Central Dispatch, said Pruitt was employed from Aug. 22, 2005, to July 20 as a 911 dispatcher. She said Pruitt resigned from the $27,248 position, and that prior to his resignation, he had been on paid leave.

 

 

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Attorney Rodger Heaton pointed out that Pruitt's employment with the dispatch center came after the drug conspiracy ended.

 

 

"Our investigation confirmed that there was no impact or threat to the work that he did there," Heaton said.

 

 

According to Sangamon County court records, Pruitt was convicted of possession of cocaine in 2000, but authorities said the offense was wiped from his record because he successfully completed his probation. State law allows the cleansing of a first-time offender's record if probation is completed successfully, authorities said.

 

 

Teubner said she couldn't discuss Pruitt's record.

 

 

"I can only talk about our hiring process in general. In general, on our application we ask the applicant if he has an arrest. The only thing that precludes them from being employed with us is a felony conviction."

 

 

She said a candidate would not be specifically asked about a criminal record during an interview.

 

 

"We have a set list of questions we ask all applicants and don't deviate from that list of questions in the interview," she said.

 

 

Williamson said he had nothing to do with getting Pruitt his job.

 

 

"He applied like everyone else. We've got no control over 911. It's a total separate entity. They go through an interview, a background check. I wasn't even listed as a reference," he said.

 

 

Williamson said he was aware of Pruitt's past problems and had talked to his daughter, Karen, about them.

 

 

"She said she didn't know anything about it and had never seen anything and didn't know anything about it," he said.

 

 

Pruitt's attorney, John "Mo" Madonia, said there's good reason for that. He said that Pruitt quit any involvement with drugs when he graduated from college.

 

 

"This is a regrettable set of facts and circumstances," Madonia said. "It was income for him in college. It all pertained to a time when he was in college. He was a childhood friend of Danny Sidener, and it became too easy for him to engage in that course of conduct."

 

 

Madonia said Pruitt graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, met his wife, "settled down and never thought to look back. Unfortunately it caught up with him. He's ready and did accept responsibility and hopes to get consideration for that."

 

 

Heaton also said that it appeared Pruitt had come to some sort of life change in 2003.

 

 

"My understanding is that Mr. Pruitt's activities sort of came to a self-imposed end," Heaton said. "He had moved on in his life. I think he even started his new marriage and personal relationship after the time that he was involved in this conspiracy. I don't know whether there is a direct connection between the two or not."

 

 

Pruitt's case was investigated by Springfield police, Illinois State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

Author: SARAH ANTONACCI and JOHN REYNOLDS STAFF WRITERS

Section: NEWS

Page: 1

 

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Seventh sentenced for role in cocaine ring

Jerrad A. Pruitt, son-in-law of sheriff, gets six years

By CHRIS DETTRO

STAFF WRITER

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A 28-year-old Springfield man Monday became the seventh person to be sentenced in connection with a Springfield cocaine distribution ring that resulted in federal indictments in late 2005 and in 2006.

 

Jerrad A. Pruitt of the 4000 block of Hazelcrest Road was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine from June 2000 to October 2003.

Pruitt, whose wife is the daughter of Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson and the stepdaughter of retired Springfield police Sgt. Kevin Keen, pleaded guilty last August to conspiring to distribute cocaine he bought from Danny Sidener Jr. in Springfield, Bloomington and Carbondale.

Pruitt admitted at his plea hearing that he either paid Sidener outright for the drugs or obtained cocaine on a front or consignment basis, then sold or fronted the drugs to others for distribution.

Sidener also pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine and has been sentenced to 11 years, nine months in prison.

Pruitt worked from Aug. 22, 2005, to July 20, 2006, as a Sangamon County 911 dispatcher. He took the $27,000 job after the drug conspiracy ended.

The government calculated Pruitt's federal sentencing guideline range to be between 108 and 135 months in prison based on the facts of the case and his criminal history. The government recommended a reduction because of Pruitt's cooperation in the case.

However, U.S. District Judge Jeanne Scott reduced the guideline range to a 97-month minimum, accepting defense attorney John "Mo" Madonia's argument that the seriousness of Pruitt's criminal history was overrepresented.

Madonia said Pruitt pleaded guilty when he was 19 to misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol.

He also pleaded guilty in 2000 to possession of a controlled substance, with the judgment withheld due to first-offender sentencing. The court ultimately determined he had successfully completed the probation period and dismissed the case, Madonia said.

Scott reduced Pruitt's sentence by an additional six months because he voluntarily removed himself from the conspiracy three years before he was charged.

"There was an additional reduction for the positive changes he made in his life," Madonia said.

He said Pruitt ended his involvement with drugs when he graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2003. Madonia said Pruitt used his education to obtain the dispatch job and that he married, bought a house and settled down

"It was after all that when his past caught up with him, and he found himself facing a multiple-year sentence of imprisonment for conduct that occurred while he was an immature college student attempting to make ends meet and further his educational endeavors," Madonia said.

The minimum sentence Pruitt could have received was five years in prison.

The charges were the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Springfield Police Department and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group. Assistant U.S. attorney David Risley represented the government at sentencing.

The investigation resulted in nine people being charged in federal court and in formal charges being brought against three attorneys by the state Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. To date, the seven people sentenced have received prison terms ranging from five to 191/2 years.

The office of the state appellate prosecutor also has been considering whether others should face criminal charges in the case.

Chris Dettro can be reached at 788-1510 or chris.dettro@sj-r.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Two men arrested when federal agents raided Outlaws Motorcycle Club meeting places in Kankakee and several Chicago-area locations last week allegedly set a pipe bomb that wrecked a suburban business on orders from the Chicago mob, officials said Tuesday.

Prosecutors filed court papers drawing a link between organized crime and the Outlaws -- a motorcycle club with chapters nationwide and a history of violence in a number of states.

The company that was the target of the February 2003 bombing, C&S Coin Operated Amusements, was horning in on the mob's $13 million video gaming business, prosecutors said. They said the bomb that blew out windows and tore up the building was organized crime's way of sending a warning.

"The government's investigation has established that C&S was bombed at the orders of the Chicago Outfit," prosecutors said. "C&S was in competition with Outfit-run gambling operations."

U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez has set a hearing for today on efforts by two men arrested in last week's raid, Mark Polchan, 41, and Samuel Volpendesto, 84, to win their release on bond pending trial.

Prosecutors said they should be held behind bars pending trial because they present a risk of flight and a danger to the community.

Witnesses have described Polchan as "a ranking member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and a criminal associate of the Chicago Outfit," according to the court papers. They said he was arrested 14 times between June 1984 and February 1996 and convicted twice.

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Posted by showme at 10:33AM on Wednesday, 8/6/08

 

i wonder how much the mob make s off the illegal poker machine s in kankakee county because the police refuse to enforce the law or they are getting paid not to

Posted by btowngirl at 11:21AM on Wednesday, 8/6/08

 

a number of area businesses were nailed a few years ago for poker machines - it was a state and federal investigation, not a local one. locals should enforce it, but at least at that time, the sting was from higher up.

Posted by btowngirl at 11:22AM on Wednesday, 8/6/08

 

either way, i'm finding it harder and harder to believe the claim that the outlaws are "great guys"!

 

 

 

 

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Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson came under scrutiny last week when son-in-law

Jerrad Pruitt

pleaded guilty to cocaine-distribution charges in federal court. Pruitt, 27, had worked as a dispatcher in the Sangamon County Central Dispatch System 911 call center, despite his record showing a previous felony cocaine charge [see "Snow job," Aug. 24].

But Pruitt wasn't the only person with family ties to the sheriff to get away with questionable behavior.

SCSO Deputy Troy Sweeney, whose daughter Crystal is married to Williamson's son Stephen, has had a colorful career that includes excessive absenteeism, a drunken-driving conviction, and charges of domestic battery. Internal investigations show that he drank alcohol in uniform in his marked squad car and that he drank a beer at the Outlaw motorcycle club while on duty and in uniform.

Sweeney declined to comment for this article. Williamson, contacted last week, said he never gave Sweeney any special treatment, pointing to the fact that Sweeney — a 20-year veteran of the department — was demoted. Williamson couldn't say what prompted the demotion, but sources in the SCSO indicate that it was the Outlaw incident.

Williamson also objects to the notion that Sweeney could be classified as a relation.

"He's not family. His stepdaughter married my son. They'd been going together 10 or 15 years, long before I was sheriff," Williamson says. "So here I am sheriff, and Troy has a string of personnel issues. He's got a black cloud over his head."

Sweeney's disciplinary history includes:

* Orders of protection filed against him in 1989 and 1994 by his then-wife, Sandra.

* A guilty plea to a drunken-driving charge in January 1998, after Springfield police noticed Sweeney driving erratically at a high rate of speed. He flipped a friend's truck after veering up the railroad embankment near Fifth Street and Stanford Avenue.

* A charge of domestic battery filed in 1999 by Sandra Sweeney. Williamson placed Troy Sweeney on 12 days' paid administrative leave, calling it a "cooling off" period after which he would reinstate the deputy. However, Williamson changed his mind and assigned Sweeney to unarmed desk duty until the case was resolved (as trial began, Sandra Sweeney decided not to press charges). According to a State Journal-Register report, Williamson rethought the disciplinary decision after callers to a WMAY (970 AM) talk show made critical comments.

* In 2004, while working an off-duty job at the Old Luxemburg Inn, Sweeney consumed several bottles of beer, first in his marked squad car and later inside the restaurant. He then reported for duty in an intoxicated state, at one point brandishing his service weapon above his head in the briefing room. Sweeney attributed his behavior to a mixture of medications he was taking, according to an internal-investigation summary obtained by Illinois Times.

* Also in 2004, Sweeney drove his marked squad car to the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, on South Grand Avenue, tried to apply for membership, and asked to be served a beer. When club members refused, Sweeney retrieved a bottle of Miller Lite from his squad car, drank it inside the club, and left a handwritten note stating that the "5-0" had been consumed by a uniformed on-duty law officer, according to an internal-investigation summary.

Williamson adamantly denies showing Sweeney any leniency.

"That's ridiculous. Whoever says that doesn't know what they're talking about. He's one of the very few people [ever demoted]," Williamson says.

"He screwed up, and I busted him back down to deputy."

Contact Dusty Rhodes at drhodes@illinoistimes

 

 

 

 

233 tour cancelled

 

Deployment of National Guard unit canceled

By Anonymous

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted Jan 16, 2010 @ 11:08 AM

SPRINGFIELD — The soldiers of the Illinois Army National Guard’s 233rd Military Police learned this week that they’ll most likely not be going overseas this year.

The Army canceled the unit’s deployment because of the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq. The unit was scheduled to deploy in the spring.

Some soldiers skipped a semester of college in anticipation of deploying. Some employers may have hired temporary help believing a soldier who worked for them would be gone for a year.

Maj. Gen. William Enyart is Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard. He says while many family members are relieved to hear the news, he thinks most of the soldiers are disappointed.

Guard officials say there’s still a possibility that the unit will be picked up for another deployment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, July 28, 2008

Section: LOCAL
Page: 11

Gary Satterlee has been elected commander of American Legion Post 32.

Other officers are Robert Harmon , senior vice commander; James Peters, junior vice commander; Ronald Otken, finance officer; and Ronald Schermerhorn and Ronald Gilbert, board members.

Post 32 will hold its installation of officers for the year 2008-09 at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the post, 1120 Sangamon Ave.

For more information, contact the post at 523-3415.

 

WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 5, 2003



Harmon-Crowley

Mary Sharon Crowley and David Robert Harmon , both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 2002, at Christ the King Church by Monsignor David Lantz.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Sharon Crowley of Chatham. The groom is the son of Robert and Carol Harmon of Princeville.

Serving as matrons of honor were Kathryn Conlon and Anna Landi. Bridesmaids were Mary Rawlins, Elizabeth Donathan and Angie Dietrich. Junior bridesmaid was Michaela Crowley. Flower girls were Allison Rawlins, Rachael Crowley, Amanda Rawlins, Claire Conlon, Alexis Crowley, Grace Conlon and Erin Crowley.

Best man was Brad Hinkfuss. Groomsmen were Nathan Carter, Larry Crowley, Jim Crowley and Todd Kurth. Ring bearer was Michael Conlon. Ushers were Joe Conlon, Nick Hamilton and Dave Rawlins.

A reception was held at Panther Creek Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School and Millikin University. She is employed as a teacher at Christ the King Elementary School. The groom received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Illinois State University. He is employed by the federal government.

The couple will live in Kansas City, Mo

 

 

92nd medical

 

LOW-INTEREST LOANS WELCOME VETERANS HOME PROGRAM BACKED BY STATE DEPOSITS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, February 9, 1992

Author/Byline: SEAN NOBLE STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 9

Returning from war in the Persian Gulf wasn't as cheerful as it should have been for Robert Harmon .

The 48-year-old U.S. Army Reservist was laid off from his electrical contracting job the same month that Saddam Hussein's tanks began rolling into Kuwait. Serving with the Illinois National Guard's 92nd Medical Battalion overseas kept him busy for several months, but Harmon knew he'd face another enemy -- unemployment -- after his homecoming.

Harmon's future looked a little brighter Saturday, however, as he listened to state Treasurer Patrick Quinn describe the benefits of a recently established loan program for the state's 1.2 million veterans. Since its inception, the program has made $1.86 million available to 226 Illinois veterans for continuing education, as well as founding or boosting small businesses.

"I'm going to see about a small business loan," said Harmon, who believes he might be able to get a painting business off the ground.

Despite the recession, Quinn said, the first three months of the Illinois Veterans Linked Deposit Program have gone well. The loans are backed by bank deposits from scores of Illinois funds, and he said "a number of (the funds) are flushed with cash."

Under the program, the state deposits money with 32 banks across Illinois that agree to make loans to honorably discharged military personnel. Area institutions participating in the program include the First National Bank of Springfield, First of America Bank-Springfield, Bank One (Marine Bank) of Springfield, Farmers State Bank of Buffalo, Peoples Bank & Trust of Pana, and First Trust & Savings Bank of Taylorville.

The state requires participating banks to restrict interest rates to 3 percent above the interest rate given the initial state deposits. Quinn explained that, because the state's rate currently is 4.25 percent, loan recipients' top interest rate would be 7.25 percent.

"The whole idea is to make sure our veterans in Illinois get access to credit," Quinn said. "We want to give something back to them in a way that helps them help themselves."

U.S. Rep. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, urged both banks and veterans to take advantage of the program so Illinois could lead the nation as an example in caring for its veterans. He was joined by U.S. Rep. Lane Evans, a Rock Island Democrat, who called such measures a governmental responsibility.

"Government just can't be a one-way street, it must be a two-way street," said Evans, a member of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee and co-chairman of the Vietnam Era Veterans in Congress.

Sgt. James Davis, another member of the 92nd Medical Battalion, was another man interested in the loan program Saturday.

Davis said he's already been able to pay many of his steep bills through help from Illinois' Welcome Home loan program, which caps interest at 6 percent. However, Davis said he now needs more financial assistance if he's to return to school for a bachelor's degree to help him find more job opportunities.

"The job market's not that great," said Davis, who is trying to support a wife and infant daughter. "Any financial assistance I can get, I'm all for it."

Veterans interested in the loans can call 524-4320 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

 

Mendenhall/leach –

long – link

new Holland bank

 

 

*farm credit services link

 

TITLE: PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, September 18, 1991

 

 

. ROBERT HARMON has been named loan officer at the New Holland banking center of

 

Magna Bank of Central Illinois NA. Harmon, of Lincoln,

 

has three years agricultural lending experience with Farm Credit Services.

 

he is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMT links

 

 

Harmon does civil aviation for CMT –

 

Garrett/landmark

 

Airport studies/grants

 

 

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyairport

 

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyparachute

 

 

 

 

Jim roth at CMT –

912 – tea party

 

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyteaparty

 

 

 

 

Dorothy A. Peterson

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 6, 2008

Section: LOCAL
Page: 14

Dorothy A. Peterson

SPRINGFIELD – Dorothy A. Peterson, 87, of Springfield died at Memorial Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.

She was born the daughter of Fred and Lula Mann Painter on Sept. 16, 1920, in Rochester.

She married Duane "Pete" Peterson on Oct. 6, 1962, in Champaign; he survives.

Dorothy was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by husband, Duane; two daughters, Mary (husband, William) Wahlsmith and Dorothy (husband, Jim) Glass; and five sons, Archie (wife, Pat) Harmon, Bob Harmon , Richard Harmon, Roger (wife, Linda) Harmon and Bill (wife, Donna) Harmon, all of the Springfield area; a sister, Ruth Coe of Springfield; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Grace Hewitt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil aviation

PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 27, 2007

Section: MARKETPLACE
Page: 31

BOB HARMON has marked 30 years with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc.

Harmon is a senior engineering technician assigned to CMT's Springfield aviation group.

 

 Harmon has provided engineering support services with responsibilities in surveying, drafting, design and resident engineering for primarily transportation projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Mendenhall –

at county water –

 

Conservation districts' cash low / Face closures if appropriated money doesn't materialize

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, March 3, 2008

Author/Byline: CHRIS YOUNG OUTDOORS EDITOR chris.young@sj-r.com

Section: CITY/STATE

Page: 15

The state's 98 soil and water conservation districts, entities that administer key state and federal conservation programs, are running out of money to operate.

 

Offices in Lawrence, Scott and Stark Counties may have to close their doors soon if funds appropriated to the Illinois Department of Agriculture are not released.

 

Richard Nichols, executive director of the Illinois Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, says $1.667 million of the appropriation of about $7.4 million has been released to operate district offices and pay staff.

 

The offices work with private landowners to carry out government conservation programs, provide payments to participating landowners and monitor the results. SWCD employees also work with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to monitor construction projects with an eye towards reducing erosion and protecting water quality.

 

Russell Baugher of Greenview owns property overlooking the Sangamon River that has been the site of a past natural resources tour hosted by the Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District. The tour highlighted work done when federal, state and local government agencies, along with private contractors, helped Baugher restore woodlands on his property.

 

"I don't know what I'd have done without all of their help," he said.

 

Kelley Quinn, communications manager with the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, says all agencies, not just agriculture and natural resources, are feeling the effects of revenue shortfalls.

 

"There isn't enough revenue coming in to cover all the spending lawmakers approved in their fiscal 2008 budget," she said.

 

Spending has been slowed too, she said, and the state also is keeping the number of state employees and debt below appropriated levels.

 

"But we will also have to hold spending on most grants until the General Assembly approves additional revenue to cover the cost."

 

The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District had to take out a loan Jan. 1 when its reserves ran out.

 

"We really don't have anything left," said Bonnie Schone, the district's administrative coordinator. "We're really hoping they can get the money released and we won't have to close our doors."

 

Some larger districts have reserves, such as the

 

Sangamon County Soil and Water Conservation District.

 

The state is "going to have to come through pretty quick," says

 

Barb Mendenhall ,

 

executive director of the Sangamon County SWCD.

 

"We have been fortunate to have some grants and have some reserves built up, but it's not going to last.

 

"It's getting more crucial everyday," she said. "We don't want to have to close our doors."

 

Conservation districts in the Illinois River drainage basin hold about 1,000 easements for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The districts inspect the easements and make sure landowners follow their agreements to take marginal land in floodplains out of production and plant trees.

 

Debbie Bruce, program support administrator with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, says her agency doesn't have the authority to write checks to landowners and has no staff to inspect easements.

 

In addition to the 1,000 easements already held, Bruce said another 200 are in progress.

 

"Therein lies a huge problem," said Bruce. "Where there is no district, we have no way to work with the landowners. The (SWCDs) help with paperwork, legal work, land surveys, and handle filing of legal documents, as well as sort out mortgage and ownership issues.

 

"We just don't have the staff," she said. "We can't go to every single county that has this process going on."

 

Bruce said SWCDs put $200 million worth of conservation initiatives on the ground each year.

 

"They are really the unsung heroes of conservation. Any private lands program is dependent on those people out there working with the landowners.

 

"The landowners know those people and they trust them," said Bruce. "They can sit in the office and see the maps."

 

Bruce said the funding crisis for SWCDs is unfolding with little public fanfare.

 

"I don't know if individual landowners even know this is happening," she said. "That's the sad thing."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also Lincoln prairie water – roth – centko – (jim roth at chamber) – see also dehart at isbe with gray – iep – ifpe

(Dwd7 site)

 

 

 

Hydrology projects

 

PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 19, 2002



ROBERT "BOB" HARMON has marked 25 years of service with the engineering firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc., headquartered in Springfield.

Harmon, a senior engineering technician, has been providing engineering support services for CMT since he started with the firm in 1977, with responsibility for surveying, drafting, design, and construction observation services for both transportation and hydraulic/hydrology projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 28, 2001



CRAWFORD, MURPHY & TILLY ENGINEERS recently presented Above and Beyond awards to four Springfield office employees during the company's Annual Recognition Celebration. The award is presented to employees for their outstanding contribution to the successful completion of a technical project or quality improvement project, outstanding performance in support of unit or corporate performance goals, or leadership in a community volunteer project of program.

Bob Harmon of Litchfield received the award for providing quality resident engineering services for several of CMT's airport clients in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

Boyd Nowicki of Petersburg received the award for his development of a transportation improvement program database which has significantly improved the efficiency of the data management process to obtain federal and state funding for Illinois airports.

Jack Blakemore of CMT's highways and bridges unit received the award for his performance as project engineer of the Illinois 29 Expressway Project and for his contributions to Springfield Koke Mill, 11th Street Project and the Shippingsport Bridge Project on Illinois 351 south of LaSalle. Blakemore has recently been assigned to CMT's St. Louis office and will be relocating to Granite City.

Lew Alexander III of Lincoln received the award for performance as resident engineer at Dubuque Regional Airport in Dubuque, Iowa.

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc. is headquartered in Springfield and has six other offices in

Aurora,

Rockford,

Chicago,

East Alton,

Peoria and

St. Louis, Mo.

 

 

 

FENCES AIMED AT KEEPING RUNWAYS CLEAR

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, July 30, 1993

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 12

Despite appearances, Springfield's Capital Airport isn't being converted into a prison.

However, officials confirmed Wednesday that a 6-foot chain-link fence, topped with three strands of barbed wire, is slowly working its way around the perimeter of the airport.

Bob Harmon , an engineer for Crawford Murphy and Tilly, the airport's engineering firm, said the fencing is being installed to comply with new FAA guidelines.

"It's merely meant to keep people out and animals out," Harmon said. "A lot of time we get deer and coyote on the runway, and they have to be chased off."

About 5,500 feet of the fencing is being installed parallel to the expansion of Runway 13.31, northwest of the control tower.

The fencing is being installed as the federal government provides grants for various projects, Harmon said. Also being replaced is existing 3- and 4-foot-tall farm fencing.

Harmon estimates the $51,000 project will be completed in about five years, "just depending upon how Congress allots the money."

 

 

 

 

Harmon is ING –

communications

ANG – 92nd medical

 

MEDICAL UNIT KEEPS BUSY PREPARING FOR ASSIGNMENT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 2, 1990

Author/Byline: DAVE BAKKE STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 21

FORT SHERIDAN -- Since the Army Reserve's 92nd Medical Battalion was sent from Springfield to Fort Sheridan near Chicago last Friday, there has been

little time to be bored or homesick.

"We start physical training at 5:30 a.m.," says Capt. Jeffrey Pedrolley of Springfield. "Breakfast is at 6:30. By 7:45, the first sergeant is calling formation and giving the men their job assignments for the day.

"At night, some of the junior folks get a chance to talk for a few minutes, but they're pretty tired and just want to get to bed. The senior folks get to have another meeting for planning purposes. I haven't had any problem sleeping at night."

Although the 42-member unit is made up of medics, they are still soldiers. That's why some of their time is spent on non-medical projects. Earlier this week, the 92nd spent a day at the firing range. James Davis and Scott Bostick, both of Springfield, are learning to operate a 5-ton wrecker.

"One of the things we do is provide organizational support to other units," Pedrolley said. "Some of that is recovery of broken-down vehicles."

Springfieldians Randy Barbee and Bob Harmon are working on

communications,

 

Al Grantz is in personnel records and Mary Leone is doing typing and clerical work for the unit. All are from Springfield.

Darla Hennings, 25, of Taylorville, will get to return home Monday to interview for a job as a Taylorville police patrol officer. She is one of five finalists in a field of 63 applicants.

She has passed physical and psychological tests, a background check, and a written examination. All that remains is Monday's interview.

"She will not be penalized for fulfilling her military duties," said Pat Flynn, a Taylorville official.

The battalion's main function is still medical. In the field, it provides soldiers with medical treatment, in Pedrolley's words, "more sophisticated than first aid . . . intermediate to a MASH unit." They also operate an air ambulance and general dispensaries.

The unit left Springfield for Fort Sheridan with a low-key sendoff -- no dignitaries, no speeches and no media coverage. At Sheridan, members are staying in a converted office building, and most of the men are sleeping on cots.

"It's reasonably comfortable," says Pedrolley, adding that morale is good.

"The phrase is positive mental attitude -- PMA." When there is any free time in the evenings, members of the unit either watch television, call home on pay phones, or go off the base.

"Only a couple of people have cars, so there's not much of that," Pedrolley said. "Nobody's really interested in running around anyway, they're kind of tired."

No hint of the 92nd's coming assignment has been given, but the unit is preparing as if it were going to Saudi Arabia.

"We'll just keep training," says Pedrolley, "until we go somewhere."

 

 

 

MONTGOMERY BOARD OKS HIGHWAY WORKERS' PACT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, October 13, 1988

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 6

HILLSBORO -- The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted to accept a three-year contract with highway employees that grants a pay raise of $1 an

hour and eliminates insurance coverage.

The starting wage of highway workers now will be $10.81 per hour.

The board also approved a contract with sheriff's department employees that added $1.20 per hour to the pay of deputies and jailers. They also approved $1 an hour increases for secretaries and janitors and 40 cents an hour for part-time workers.

Both contracts are for three years and provide that the contracts can be reopened after the second and third years.

In other action, Bob Harmon was appointed to the

 

Litchfield Airport Authority.

 

 

SWINYER INSTALLED AS CHEF DE GARE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, September 4, 1987

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 36

Louis "Bud" Swinyer has been installed as chef de gare of Sangamon County Voiture 344 for the Forty and Eight.

Other officers installed were Danny Hawks Jr., chef de train; Marvin Harris, commissaire intendant; Mike Herder, correspondent; Jim Sanderson, garde de la port; Tom McDonough, lampiste; Jack Cullen, aumonier; Ron Gilbert and Ed Johnson, commis voyageur; Bob Harmon , Hank Hornback, Chuck O'Hara, cheminot.

The Forty and Eight is the honor society of the American Legion and maintains headquarters at Legion Post 32, 410 S. 5th St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From “psychological”

 

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneypsychological

 

 

and see UIS soccer team hate crime –

eck – noonan - gays

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneygayrumorsbad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment –

 

Rough sketch -

 

arson frame – running out of gas – stealing fuel – leaving spk – sedative – stuck in tx – originally wanted to go to new Orleans – in springfield car would often stall out and not start unless I put gas in it. possible gas theft, or ignition control from radio control. requires carrying extra fuel. exposure to pain inducing chem often when forced to re-fuel, must carry gas can and pain when using gas can. and see pain when getting gas at gas stations.

 

Electronic control of vehicle – frequent run out of gas – and exposure while re-fueling

 

Arson frame – people ask me for a cigarette or light, not much lately, used to happen once or more a day. failed to provoke much response from me, eventually stopped. I don't smoke. possibly related to arson frame and dna from cigarette. too clever by half. I've never smoked in my life. 

 

arson frame – guard at dor bldg when there on LR job – saying: “they always come back to the scene” and see red hair lady guard – false statements – talon frame – gray worked in dor bldg when dmh - consider also state farm and narup/jurkanin/cellini

 

Sexuality – pedophilia – planted photos in discarded photos at Jackson house – barringer – andy roommate – giacomini – uis tennis – scholarship

and see people using my facebook and myspace logins and behaving inappropriately. lots here, will detail later.

 

 

drug frame – Johnny in sd – had to get apt as a condition of his probation – funding, used his acct to pay for initial rent – Pennell – 96, 98 – see sharmin at agency and see irv smith and influence – delay – goss – stayed w/ delong - didn't know it was pennell apt - video - did nothing wrong - no charges or ev - pennell contact in apt amelia and errol

 

and see spk – constant exposure to eye irritant made my eyes red all the time. Students promoted misinformation, rumors of drug use/abuse and selling. Students named, relevant links, see esp. zeman, gugino, jansen, faculty= hess, bradley

had to leave spi b/c exposure in southern view – dunbar – sv public works – rt 66 vala – cozy dog guy – misinformation about me – saying I was drug dealer like Johnny – neighbor exposure – no sleep

 

 

 

tinnitus as factor used to create stress and tension – see also uis roommates – brief tinnitus used on different nights, slept with metal bowls over head and noise stopped – not sure why – tinnitus constant since jan 2006 – told permanent

 

 

 

FTL 

 

respiratory  fla coughing – working at theater – galleria – “the box” giving tickets, small enclosed structure, started coughing a lot – mom suggested I apply at that particular theater – see misinformation and addiction frame - possible source of urinary tract infection from ftl – see coinfection and fibro – compare also gut and olfactory bacteria

  

also – hotels near ftl bayshore – place across from “principles” – place gone now – also stayed at “the chateau” hair started falling out like nothing I’ve seen before

 

mom in ftl – Campbell/mclaughlin – barry andreas – irv lived ½ mile from mom’s place – she marries much younger and attractive – spent the little she had and left in 2 yrs remained in FTL – I had to leave spi and nowhere else to go, so I ended up in ftl – note Huizenga/garbage/ibt/paolino at ftl and see Wackenhut at wpb

 

 

1993

 

jurkanin – gas leak at 917 s 2nd apt – sfd shows up in the morning - apt smells of gas - either wind blew out stove that I left on or jurkanin landlord turned on gas - this might be construed as suicide - frame from1993 – also video taken from apt – again nothing wrong/illegal - this is especially disturbing as I've never considered suicide and I'm strongly opposed to it. worried that it could be used as cover for intentional killing

 

 

 

grandma and grandpa

 

pain to me mimics the illnesses that they've suffered through, concerned that same tactics used against me have led to their deaths. Confused on this question as it could be designed to make me think someone killed my grandparents. I was closer to them than my parents. They often bailed me out financially, especially on rent and cars.

 

grandma – dr paul – Cellini – madonia at wedding – renaissance hotel investor – “cutting edge” treatment actually makes her worse – see also paul and crabtree at ciai – and see henkle does respiratory – grandma also had asthma - see coughing in FTL and stroke/spasms in skull - temple area

 

grandpa – stroke – preceded by car accident – see M.O. for me and moore/sd

see also symptoms of exposure for me include – spasms in temples – sharp chest pains – wonder if killed or if just mind game – organized crime – illicit tech transfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment –  

 

Why fibromyalgia and

 

usage of alcoholism as topic area

 

Fibro – psychology

 

pols and PR people – behavioral scientists

 

Why fibromyalgia? – leaves no marks, plausible deniability, controlled use of pain – psyops -

 

 

See also misinformation used as inducement to recruit participants in conspiracy to cause me pain, inability to work and social isolation –

 

specifically psychological basis behind using alcoholism as a rationale for battery to me: Professional psychologists have been employed to create psychological stress, disorder and confusion in me. In particular, the long term, but also targeted use of pain, in a wide variety of settings and locations was designed, intended and in fact had the effect of reducing my sense of security and self image. In the language of interrogators this tactic is referred to as “ego down”, see also "fear up, harsh"

Why alcoholism?

With respect to the alcoholism cover, I believe it was used because my father is an alcoholic. It played an important part in the divorce of my parents and my father’s drinking is a prominent and visible part of his life. Obviously I’m concerned with the danger that alcohol consumption creates, given that research has suggested that addiction is a trait that can be genetically influenced. I drink from time to time, typically once a week on the weekends, and have approximately 4 to 5 drinks over about 3 hours. I find it a relaxing way to mark the end of the week and have never been fearful that I could become addicted to it. I did get the impression that someone didn’t like the fact that I drink, as pain has been directed toward me at specific times over the years to suggest this.

 

I could never become addicted to alcohol or drugs because I have seen what it has done to my father. He drinks about 6 or 7 days a week in significant quantities and has done so for as long as I have been alive. He looks much older than he should and I believe at this stage in his life, it has impaired his mental ability. 

 

His drinking is not a secret and, I believe that those people designing the effort to reduce my self confidence and self respect used this knowledge to create the fiction that I secretly wanted people to cause me pain in order to prevent me from entering into an addictive relationship alcohol. I don’t know if they told participants that I really wanted to quit or that they told recruits that they were going to make me quit whether I wanted it or not. Regardless, pain was directed at me in such a way as to suggest that consumption of alcohol was related to the longstanding campaign to cause me pain. This pain was delivered at specific times, which suggested a psychological component to the campaign to cause me pain.

 

Notably, I sensed that a tension was being created, that couldn’t be resolved. If I drank, then it was because I had to because I was addicted. If I didn’t drink, then it was because the pain was successfully preventing me from drinking. This type of tension was created on several different topics, ie. Sexuality, appearance, etc. and in those cases functioned somewhat similarly. Ultimately, I have found that adherence to routine has been the most successful response to this general strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment –

sexuality – sexual harassment/abuse

 

2000 sd – sarver – sd clc - cope

 

known instances/individuals

 

sarver theory – see also illegitimate children

 

 

 

biggest change was in late summer 2000, when sex harassment frame-up happened. She acted like she wanted me to ask her to lunch. I asked her if she had plans for lunch about three times in the span of around two weeks and she said she didn’t. Never went out, never touched her, worked in the same bldg for a couple months, that’s it. later told that it was sex harassment and not return to sd clc. I was volunteering and thought “fuck them” and applied for law school. Left for law school and before the first semester mid term, started getting stimulant and noise at sd hotel and prevention of sleep, people following me, wherever I went. This happened for several weeks and then for several days straight and had to leave town. Went to ftl right after the election. Can’t id anyone, but thought I recognized voices of ubc 1506 org comte. I really don’t want to see her again. I’ve said this a lot, but there seems to be some question about it for some reason. Note esp. link to sarco and ISP, see also kennedy and cat/solar and cat/shaheen/us chamber – gray. Sometimes thought I got paid internship in sd to keep me away from girlfriend in spi. Had girlfriend in spi summer of 1996 while at uis dorms with Oscar and leach. Been going out around a month maybe more, nice girl. At the time, figured the sd thing might turn into a job, so I left. Probably done just to break that up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fromDennis Delaney <dwdelaney@gmail.com>

todwdelaney@gmail.com

 

dateMon, Dec 29, 2008 at 10:04 AM

subjectsarver theory not credible

mailed-bygmail.com

 

hide details 12/29/08

 

 

not sure how or why sarver is involved in the harassment

 

I asked what she was doing for lunch and was accused of sexual harassment

 

that was 8 years ago

 

haven't seen her since, don't want to see her

 

very possible that sarver fam involved, they are defendants, not sure if stated or not

 

 

 

 

It's been like a nightmare, people I don't know causing me pain, and I'm the only one in the room that feels it

 

It's followed me across the country, sometimes the people that do it look at me with a smug self - satisfied look as if theyv'e gotten a new toy

 

How could anyone be interested in seeing someone that could be a part of that. that just strains credulity

 

I didn't like her when I left san diego, I don't see how 8 solid years of torment and pain could change that

 

 

that's how they try to play with your mind

 

I don't like pain and I deserve to be treated with respect

 

sometimes I fear that I'll forget what normal looks like

 

I might not be the smartest guy in class, but I'm not the dumbest either; I know when I'm being insulted and I certainly feel pain like everyone else

 

every day I think, this can't go on. I can't stay at an apt. or a house, hotel or even a shelter without someone causing me pain or lack of sleep

 

same with every job I've tried to work since 2000, there's always someone or something

 

so I wake up in the car again, going on 40 yrs old in april, no money, no job, no one to talk to, not sure why

 

I believe that some of the people that are doing this to me think this is some kind of game

 

this has been going on since way before 2000, but it really changed after I left the labor council and started law school

 

spokane was very bad, prob the worst part of it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

what I have noticed RE SARVER FAM, is this;

 

lots of sarver family in effingham, il. xa - gray given christian county republican nomination for states atty

 

lots of sarver fam in police, ISP, local, county

 

sarver and gainer at ISP in childhood encounter - ISP dist 9 - sloman-

 

gainer gets ISP spot - xa cellini - ISP/gnutek

 

gray-cellini - ISP

 

pennell - ISP - gambling - cellini - trent - LCN

 

see also coke - aiello - pennell/jennings

 

pennell frame - coke law enf community - johnny - me

 

note effingham hartke of ILDA, he bails,

 

note sarver at sheriff's dept, PD effingham

 

see dowdy, cravens, mahon, jurkanin in area law enf commty - christian county

 

note cravens/dowdy/vala/cellini - big picture

 

fam in manufacturing biz - "sarco" sells cat implements

 

dwight dunbar at land improvement assoc.(see also UCM/IUOE) pensions, LIUNA/IUOE; advocates for dev commty

 

dwight dunbar at ILDA/pesticides/plant protection

 

bob dunbar leland grove PD, SVPD, henkle, ingrum

 

Cat and bunn at IMA

 

gray gets shaheen the US CHAMBER prez. spot

 

gray does dirty tricks for RNC - chamber, kjellander/rove

 

gray knows FBI - dirty tricks - ie. earthfirst lady, boston frame-up, etc.

 

nixon admin, copeland, clair george, gates, segretti, the more thing change

 

rummy as rep in chi, gray in chi, chamber, jaycees; cambone hack DIA, CIFA, GOSS

 

H&K in chi- clair george, dwight chapin, see also rummy as rep, back in the day

 

sarco cat - boesdorfer mta - scso - auburn mayor - FD - PD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment –

 

Arson frame

 

Pain from red trucks exhaust, and Kansas city when odd number of red trucks followed me to KC and on highway back, and while looking for place to sleep

 

Pain if wore color red

 

Fire trucks actually had painful exhaust or pain from another vehicle when, before or after,  fire truck passed me on road or in area

 

This hasn’t happened in a while

 

It used to happen all the time, see also in grocery store, if a couple guys are in uniform, often pain before or after.

 

Not necessarily FF’s caused but coordinated by someone.

 

Probably influenced, see steil and see netznick at sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment

 

Sexuality

 

Homosexuality –

 

 

 

jeff nelson – 4th of july event - story of female relative married to gay man, punished by snowmobiling accident involving barbed wire fencing

 

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Around the time I became aware that some people were spreading the rumor that I was gay, I went to a small function at nelson's house on the lake. He said he had a woman relative that married a man named bjorn who turned out to be gay. He died snowmobiling when he ran into barb wire fencing. At the time, I found the tone of the remarks confusing  and they seemed inappropriate as I believe that an implication was made that the guy didn't necessarily die by accident. I didn't know what to think about it at the time. Bob glatz was there and some other people I didn't know

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment

 

Sexuality

 

Insinuated desire for virginity

 

Some suggestion has been made that my difficulty in finding a girlfriend is related to a requirement or desire for a virgin girlfriend. This theory also works in combination with the pedophilia argument. It is obviously untrue. Honestly I would rather not be the first. It would be alright if I was younger when in high school or college, but, I’m 40 and would feel  uneasy about a woman choosing me for that kind of thing. I would not seek it. I like women that are college age or older, but, feel uncomfortable about virgin women. Regardless, my earlier objection to exchanging my civil claim for “affection” still stands. What has been done to me cannot be excused with a “roll in the hay” and I’m not so disgusting that I need to endure years of anguish in order to “deserve” companionship. The idea of such an exchange is, by itself, insulting. The people that suggested that I’m interested in virgin women have done so with the intent of excusing their actions while causing me pain and destroying my life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burge – korte - UIS roomates (see also gonzaga roomates,

 

trevor wright et al.)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burge at isp with nargalenas – and Pennell - isp – Cellini

 

Burge at Sangamon chapter credit union with korte – uis dorms

 

Burge – bio tech from siu labs – RA position – dod research

 

 

 

 

Burge -50th

Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Burge of Dawson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the East Coast and a family dinner.

Burge and the former Clara Lee Dickerson were married Oct. 18, 1952, at Fifth Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Raymond Knudson.

Mr. Burge retired from the Illinois State Police with 33 years of service. He had also served as manager of the Sangamo Chapter Credit Union.

Mrs. Burge was employed by St. John's Hospital for a number of years and retired from the state Department of Revenue. She currently works with her daughter in a floral business, Something Unique.

They are parents of a daughter, Jacqueline Lee (husband, Joseph) Henton of Rochester. There are two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

3 TOP STATE POLICE SUPERVISORS REPLACED

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, November 19, 1987

Author/Byline: Doug Pokorski
Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 15

Three top supervisors in the Illinois State Police have been replaced in what the department calls a normal reorganization following a change in

directors.

Laimutis Nargelenas, Harry Burge and Alex Ferguson were replaced this week as the superintendents of three of the department's five divisions. The other two division superintendents will retain their jobs.

Nargelenas headed the division of state troopers;

Burge was in charge of the division of internal investigation; and Ferguson was superintendent of the division of administration. Nargelenas will take over as deputy superintendent of the division of criminal investigation. Ferguson will leave the department for the private sector, and Burge is retiring after 32 years in law enforcement.

Replacing Nargelenas is William O'Sullivan, a 23-year lawman who currently is deputy superintendent of the division.

Gene Marlin, a 24-year state police veteran, will become the new superintendent of the division of administration and David Williams will succeed Burge as head of the division of internal investigation.

Marlin was deputy superintendent at DCI while Williams was serving as chief of enforcement and investigations for the transportation division of the Illinois Commerce Commission.

ISP Director Jeremy Margolis said the announcements were made with "a blend of pleasure and regret. The three previous superintendents each set an exemplary record for the state police."

ISP spokesman Robert Fletcher said Margolis wanted to install his own management team.

"Each director picks his own backfield," Fletcher said.

ISP's previous director, James Zagel, replaced all five division superintendents, Fletcher said, but not all at once. Margolis assumed control of the department in April after Zagel left to become a federal judge.

O'Sullivan began his law enforcement career in 1964 as a Chicago police officer. He returned from a tour in Vietnam to join the old Illinois Bureau of Investigation. He has served as director of the Northeast Metropolitan Enforcement Group, director of the division of criminal investigation and deputy superintendent of the division of administration.

Marlin has held a number of police management positions, including chief of the state police personnel system.

Williams served 17 years in DCI before he was "loaned" to the Commerce Commission. He has also been a unit commander for the gang crimes unit for the northern area. His experience includes investigations of terrorist activities, organized crime, homicides and major felony cases.

Each of the positions carries the rank of colonel and a salary of $57,200. Sam Nolen, who heads the forensic services division, and William Doster, who is head of DCI, will remain in their positions.

 

 

PROBE: NO PROOF IEPA OFFICIAL MISUSED OFFICE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, May 14, 1986

Author/Byline: Jeff Brody
Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 8

 

 

 

 

 

A state police investigation has found no evidence of conflict of interest in connection with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans to build

a mobile hazardous waste incinerator.

The IEPA had asked state police to determine if Robert Kuykendall, then manager of land pollution control for the IEPA, compromised the bidding process for the incinerator contract when he accepted a job with Roy Weston Inc., one of the bidders.


IEPA Director Richard Carlson said the report indicates Kuykendall "did not engage in any activity which could compromise or otherwise discredit the agency's process of securing, evaluating, negotiating and awarding of a contract."

Carlson said Kuykendall did just the opposite, refusing to get involved in negotiations when he could have done so.

However, the report, signed by Harry Burge , superintendent of the Division of Internal Investigations, did not take so clear-cut a stand.

State law prohibits a state employee from participating in negotiations on state contracts with any firm from which he has a job offer or with which he is negotiating a possible job.

"I am unable to comment on the applicability of the facts in this matter to the statute governing future private employment," Burge wrote Carlson. "It seems clear that Mr. Kuykendall was negotiating with potential vendors for future employment (during) June and July of 1985 (and) August and September of 1985 and February 1986." But Burge said he was uncertain how to define when "contract negotiations" as mentioned in the law actually began.

Burge also said investigators "would have appreciated the opportunity to solidify their findings" by subjecting Kuykendall to a polygraph test. Kuykendall refused on the advice of his attorney, citing studies that question the reliability of lie detectors.

"No information was developed to indicate that Kuykendall conveyed unauthorized information to any of the three bidders," Burge said. "It should be noted, however, that even in light of the security arrangements for the bid proposals, Kuykendall apparently obtained (copies of the proposals) knowing that he was in the process of finalizing employment with one of the bidders."

But Burge acknowledged that Kuykendall delayed his final job interview with the firm until after the bid proposals were submitted. Kuykendall also refused to discuss the bids and other IEPA projects of interest to Weston during the job interviews, Burge said.

The report also says Kuykendall had little direct involvement in the process of requesting the proposals and evaluating them. As division head, however, he had authority to review a contract negotiated by the evaluation team and to disapprove it.

Carlson said the report contains no basis for rejecting or discrediting the Weston bid proposal.

"Therefore, I have directed my staff to proceed with the evaluation of the proposals and the negotiation and award of a contract to the company whose proposal is in the best interest of the people of the state," Carlson said.

 

 

Area residents among SIU grads

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 25, 2008

Section: LOCAL
Page: 25



* Dr. Meredith Burge

 

will begin a pathology residency at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

 

She is the daughter of Harry and Carol Burge of Springfield.

 

Burge graduated from Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield (2000) and Augustana College in Rock Island (2004).

 

 

 

 

Sherman residents urged to offer input

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, March 15, 2007

Author/Byline: HUGH MOORE CORRESPONDENT
Section: LOCAL
Page: 12

SHERMAN - Residents of Sherman will have the opportunity Sunday to discuss the results of a five-month attempt to help the village determine its goals.

The program is called "MAPPING the Future of Your Community," a project created by the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

Nancy Zibutis, planning and zoning trustee on the Sherman Village Board, said she contacted WIU's program to help the village determine what services residents might like.

"The next five years will be very important for Sherman as it continues to grow. We want to keep the small-town flavor by managing change and growth," Zibutis said.

Public response has been overwhelming, she said. Between 45 and 50 residents volunteered to serve through four planning sessions during the past five months.

The cost of the planning effort was $3,400, which was paid for through local sponsorship and individual donations, Zibutis said.

Sue Burge , a project volunteer, participated in what is called "strategic visioning." These were highly structured brainstorming sessions in which participants discussed where the community is, where it wants to be and how to get there.

The group used a type of voting machine that registered an "impact" or "feasibility" response rather than a "yes" or "no" vote.

"This was quite helpful in formulating proposals to be discussed at the March 18 meeting," Burge said. "One of the options we looked at was 'community connectivity' ... This means getting to know and interact with your neighbors, and helping to replace the old connotation of rural towns as bedroom communities with realistic and positive improvements."

Bike trails and a community park are also under consideration.

"A lot of creativity went into it, and I thought it more appropriate to let the participants work through the process and not be influenced," Village President Frank Meredith said.

"I'm optimistic to see new growth this spring or summer," Meredith said, although he added that Sherman isn't looking for "explosive" growth.

"I don't believe in development just for the dollar," Meredith said.

The group Sunday also will discuss ideas for improving the school district as well as economic possibilities for the near future.

State Rep. Rich Brauer, R-Petersburg, is scheduled to attend, as is Carol Merna from the office of U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria. LaHood himself has been invited, as have state Sen. Larry Bomke, R-Springfield, and state Rep. Raymond Poe , R-Springfield.

All residents of Sherman are invited to the Sunday meeting. The program runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Sherman United Methodist Church, 2336 E. Andrew Road.

 

 

ISBE= gray

 

Milner leaving Illinois State Board of Education

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, April 26, 2003

Author/Byline: ADRIANA COLINDRES STATE CAPITOL BUREAU
Section: LOCAL
Page: 22

After almost 24 years at the same agency, Lee Milner is bidding a reluctant farewell to his job as Illinois State Board of Education spokesman.

"This has been a very tough decision," said the 57-year-old Milner, who is taking advantage of the state's early retirement incentive program. "I think I'll just miss about everything."

"We're at a critical time now for education, especially with concerns about the budget and significant problems facing schools throughout the state," he said.

A native of southern Illinois, Milner moved frequently while growing up because his father was a minister. The longest time he spent in one place was seven years in Beecher City.

After graduating from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in communications, Milner was drafted by the Army in 1968. He served two years stateside, mostly working as a photojournalist in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Milner started working in MacMurray College's public relations department in 1970. Later, he was hired by Memorial Medical Center and SIU School of Medicine.

He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1974 to become spokesman for U.S. Rep. George Shipley of Olney.

"Frankly, it was not the place for me because I was a small-town guy," Milner recalled. "Even though I loved working out there, I didn't love living out there."

Upon his return to Illinois, Milner became one of the press secretaries for Bill Redmond, speaker of the Illinois House.

In 1979, Milner joined the State Board of Education as Superintendent Joseph Cronin's special assistant for public affairs. Cronin was the state's first appointed superintendent, and a half-dozen other men have followed him in that post.

Now, Milner is principal communications consultant for the board. And Robert Schiller, whom Milner calls a "very good leader for education," is superintendent.

Milner said he's witnessed a number of changes in education over the years.

"The development of (student assessment) standards is probably the most significant thing that's occurred in education nationwide, but especially in Illinois, since I've been here," he said. "The standards we now have in place are much more rigorous than anything even imagined when I went to school."

For instance, he said, "You start with algebraic concepts in third grade. You have to have good working knowledge of algebra before you finish high school."

As a result, Illinois schools are providing a better education to students, he said.

Milner said he doesn't have any specific retirement plans. His wife, Cindy, also took early retirement and recently left the attorney general's office. The couple has two children, James, 18, Leanne, 21.

Colleagues and friends wished Milner well at a reception Friday afternoon, even though his last day at work isn't until Wednesday.

Current and past co-workers agreed the State Board of Education will miss his institutional knowledge.

"Lee had been around long enough that he knew who to go to, to get information,"

 

said Sue Burge , who retired in February after 23 years with the agency.

 

"Lee's leaving is just a real loss because he knows the people and programs."

"He's good-humored, good-natured, just a really nice person to work with," added Marilyn Leveque, Milner's co-worker for the past three years.

Caption: Illinois State Board of Education spokesman Lee Milner says goodbye Friday to Carolina Mata-Woodruff at his retirement party.

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE GOP STAFF MEMBER'S MEMO RAISES QUESTIONS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, March 27, 1997

 

…GOP officers The North Sangamon Republican Club recently elected officers to one-year terms. They include RUSTY EDWARDS of Williamsville, president; BENNETT CROUSE, vice president; SUE BURGE , treasurer; and PATTY NOYSE, secretary.

 

 

 

 

(note yannone/madonia @ arena, and see burge/poe, sherman FD)

CHANGES LOOM IN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, April 9, 1995

 

New GOP officers New officers of the North Sangamon County Republican Club, based in Sherman, are DAVE VOEPEL, president;

 

TONY YANNONE,

 

vice president; WANDA SCHMIDGALL, secretary, and

 

SUE BURGE , treasurer.

The club's meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Williamsville Community Center. They being at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment

 

Sexuality

 

Possible “gossling” time frame fits – goss as comte chair

 

rumor planted with dad; neighbor across the hall, first floor in bldg., he said he saw me masturbate on the hood of someone's car in the parking lot. dad believed him and dad’s friend, Dennis Joslin, also believed him. The neighbor had a piece of statuary in his front yard. It was a single goose with a kerchief around it's neck. the neighbor lived there for appx 1 yr or 2. this along with things I haven't even heard about may have contributed to dad's saying he wanted to force me into a mental institution.

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological component to harassment –

sexuality - gay rumors

known instances/individuals

 

*note mariona - boesdorfer at WIU

 

 

1. Famvid emp – uis lib – 94 -95 – worked at famvid – see mulrooney/hall counter work – hoogland

 

2. Oscar mariona – uis roommate – 95-96 – not genuine or kidding – had girlfriend at time – struck me at the time as strangely confrontational. Would wait till people came over to say something insulting, typically phrased as a joke.

 

3. brian cross – coll dems - 95-96 – sipe student – former republican – coll dem chi field trip – uis student party overhear. Party at uis commons bldg, thought I heard him say something about me being gay

 

4. Uis dorms – gay neighbors – disturbed party – blockaded doors of apt from outside – picnic table propped up against door – people acted effeminate and suggested close relationship to me. Acted as if surprised I didn’t invite them to get together with old friends. I didn’t know them, probably not even neighbors. Don’t know names. Earlier than grad school, I think it was summer and in town from siu and needed a place to stay since divorce and house sold.

 

5. And see generally,  pain in public places when trying to talk to women, esp clubs/bars. This has happened probably every bar I’ve been in. I can’t remember it not happening to some degree since around summer 2000. Also think somebody is messing with my email and phone calls. This has functioned to make social interaction and companionship impossible. Tension created here suggests that inability to find girlfriend related to sexuality disorder, when in fact such inability is externally controlled. Also suggested, some actual homosexual desire, oddly enough not true, despite campaign to question sexuality.

 

Related to this, psychological nature of harassment – sexuality – insinuations of pedophilia, illegitimate children and sexual harassment/abuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedophile frame

Erection stimulant

 

 

 

 

Obviously this is pretty awkward to talk about.

I don’t know how this stuff works, but it does. This has been happening to me for a long time. It’s part of the psychological basis of the harassment and is related to undermining my normally healthy sense of my sexuality. Combined with the whisper campaign claiming that I am gay and that I abuse women, the erection stimulant was used to persuade recruits that I was sexually aroused by inappropriate images and/or situations.

 

Typically the situation would go something like this: small children would behave innocently around me, like in grocery store, and I without any desire or interest in them would become sexually aroused for a couple minutes. This also happened on bicycle in ftl and was sometimes the result of bikes in front or behind and was due to the direction of the wind. Sometimes if I wasn’t in a hurry, I would park the bike and let what I thought was the cause, go by. Often this worked, other times I didn’t think too much of it and I have kind of gotten used to it. I didn’t realize there was a down side to it that I couldn’t have imagined.

 

I have written about this in the past and in particular I have referenced the timing and strength of sensation along with several types of contrived situations, ie. Someone positioning themselves in front of me and then “dropping” something. In addition, what I tend to take away from such instances is the role of the “spotter” this is the person watching me to see where my eyes go in any given situation. That’s why I know someone thinks I’m interested in something I shouldn’t be interested in. In all this time I have not done anything that would suggest I am interested in underage girls, yet I still have to go through this nonsense. It made me feel like people thought I was a pedophile because these people were so surprisingly unsubtle. It really didn’t make any difference, because whether they knew it or not someone else was controlling my physical reaction.

  

Used to have unusually intense erections at the job making cell phone battery covers. I worked there about 2 months about 40 hrs a week.  I worked a machine, by myself, watching little rectangular chunks of black plastic go by on a conveyor belt. It was a medium size facility and the area I worked was in a part of the building without other people. If I saw a bad piece of plastic go by I was to set that one aside. I remember thinking it was odd and that it was good that no one else was around. I think it was a labor ready job out of the office near the airport. I really needed the money and didn’t think too much of it at the time and it was much better than some day labor jobs I had done.

 

This might have something to do with later instances of erection stimulant and sensitization to a particular substance. Note esp here the trip to mulvaney’s with “harris” I think this was the first time it happened in public. He drove and I had to stay there about a half hour or so before we left, pretty awkward. At the time I didn’t connect it to “harris” although later at the banner at utc I started thinking it might be some food he gave me while at the banner. I think it was a jelly doughnut. The next day I went to the BA of UBC 1506 and told him I was getting a drug test and he tried to discourage me from doing so, but I went and paid for it myself. They only test for narcotics and stuff like that and nothing showed up. Mulvaney’s is a country music place in El Cajon, a town where bunn owns and runs a nursing home community. This was around the time I stopped working banners and started law school in the fall of 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plastics job

 

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Timeline – pre 911- detail

 

 

It’s been suggested that my harassment is related to enhanced security concerns resulting from 911, but harassment started well before 2000. It got really bad in 2000, Obviously, but since harassment started before 911, this fact seems to refute such an argument.

Regarding the 2000 onset, the only thing I can think of is the arson frame from ingrum at English street apartment. I don’t start fires for fun or for whatever reason arsonists set fires. I didn’t start a fire or ever see a fire when I worked at rehab bldg or anywhere else and I haven’t discussed the topic explicitly or otherwise. I used to start fires in our fireplace at home when I was growing up and it’s not something to play around with.

Regarding the building itself, first note other guard locations and links to Cellini, second, note gray of  ioicc is funded in part by rehab dept, in fact gray used to work at that bldg, that caught fire, early in his career, then called dept of mental health. Could do lots of detail on how it would be impossible for me to be the cause of the fire, but essentially: not sure what time of the day it happened, but it was after I stopped working there, so the building would be locked and couldn’t get in. I found out about it when I got a job at labor ready for the clean up. Bottom line here, some people were induced to lie about me and this was used as an excuse to harass me and designate me as a security threat.

The background on ingrum as roommate, his employment, and sources of income, as well as those of his father, jerry ingrum seem remarkably clear cut and serve to undermine the credibility of such statements. Anyone suggesting that I started a fire on purpose or by accident is lying. Anyone suggesting that I told them that I started a fire on purpose or by accident is lying. In addition, a second party, a security guard employed by harvel at the same I was employed by harvel, is also implicated. An important weakness that such statements suffer is that they fail to suggest a credible motive. I don’t understand how I’m even a suspect, if someone wants to ask me about it, I’d love to talk about it. I think, the “whisper” aspect of the allegations is something I and many others would consider most disturbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

the harassment started before the arson frame and before 911

 

I was set up for a dui – see complaint, hall roommate – crimestoppers tip, not over bac limit,  svpd in 95/96

 

95/96 Roommates, gay rumors, Oscar mariona, coll dems reinhart, cross, guy on campus/famvid

 

96 = afl-cio internship in sd, Pennell apt – Delong apt – video – nothing incriminating

(Cellini – hade – sipe – intern sd) and see david saltz – video – 96 rnc conv – campo norquist etc.

 

97 back in spfld, coursework, sec guard jobs, student loans

 

98 – 2000 sd

 

prop 226 – Maryland hotel – Delong apt – Johnny bust –

99=ubc 1506 work banners and jobs cal western law lib, john jory movie theater, labor ready jobs,

98-99=kennedy house, iam – cat – solar turbines – (sd iam/Mitchell jessen father – spk)

99-2000 loft and then little Italy apt, actually it was a hotel room that an Indian couple ran at 550 w grape, when working john jory theater job.

Loft when working cal west job. Loft= 624 broadway bldg. both Johnny and mom visited me there and can confirm the address

2000 banners, frank harris, Carlsbad, utc, sunroad ford, sexual harassment accusation, sarver – sd clc – was planning on law school before sexual harassment claim, lsat taken earlier in year, was planning on doing that anyway, didn’t work on campaigns, started school at Thomas Jefferson, school loans, stayed at Maryland hotel. Sleep deprivation starts about week before midterms. People in rooms near me at Maryland and followed in public, libraries, out of the way places. Forced to go without sleep appx 5 days straight, walked around last 4 days and nights. Video probably used at Maryland, noises only when attempts to sleep, like boone and in car, plus chem. Used

Car ran into me about 2000, banner Carlsbad, puegot blue, sold got alfa romeo red, both cheap, working Carlsbad banner, Hilton garden inn, Carlsbad mcdonalds for breakfast most mornings, sausage and egg muffin, rode with frank harris to Carlsbad, later worked utc banner, dosed with ecstasy, erection for approximately 2-3 hours, started looking differently at frank harris. Also worked some temp jobs, plastic factory north of downtown in some little industrial park, making phone battery covers. 

 

2000 people from loft, apt in imperial beach, very close to Coronado

2000 laguna, stayed at johnnys place, pugeot drove back and forth to work banners, girl from loft house, I introduced her to Johnny and he later rented him a room and did “extra” work. Some girls at laguna house possibly involved in prostitution. Also “loft” and massages possible cover for prostitution, heard later some people possible run aways, homeless. Not sure on this, but makes sense. I paid rent, it was a loft in the gaslamp, about 20x60 with 12 ft high ceiling and hardwood floors and a large window out to the street for 200/mo, later I think it was 300/mo. It only had one bathroom, but I was up early for work so it wasn’t too bad. The other places downtown were typically between 4 and 5 times as expensive for a similar room. There were freaks around, but I was fairly clear in my disdain for them and their requests to listen to a, I don’t who the guy was, he was heavy-set and wore bed sheet around him and drove a Lincoln navigator, he was supposed to be some kind of spiritual leader. I didn’t see it.

Laguna house very nice, 8 bedrooms, actually on PCH, #32414, overlooking ocean, on monarch bay, surprised that loft girl had that kind of good credit, had lots of roommates, there for maybe 2 months

 

Had to leave sd. Sleep deprivation stopped once I dropped out of school, left town after election went to ftl, stayed at moms at 429 bayshore #25, stayed at ftl til around new years, then went to halls on price for a couple months, then to hickox and spine vibration and sv johnny’s and stim and walking around, subst 186, exposure, went to ftl again 911 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedophilia frame – erection stimulant

 

That job making cell phone battery covers might be related to the erection stimulant. When I Worked in a big building in an area by myself I Remember having erections for long periods of time and of surprising intensity. Especially for just standing around watching chunks of plastic on a conveyor belt. Didn’t think much of it at the time. Wasn’t  all the time and only worked there about two months. Worked for labor ready at the time I think. Pretty easy for a LR job. Just watched a machine crank out little chunks of plastic. They were the plastic covers for cell phone batteries. Black in color and rectangular and came out the machine warm. I’d look at them on the conveyor belt and look for bad ones and scratches. No one else around so didn’t mind erections.

Similar to job in tx working the shim machine as far as manufacturing goes

I think this was around the time of the utc banner with “harris”and when I had that intense erection for several hours. I was staying at the hotel on grape st in little Italy at the time. The people at LR might know the name, don’t know that area of sd county that well, think it was north of lajolla in an industrial park, might recognize name. LR office was out of maple by the airport/casbah

 

Might be Sorrento valley – pacific plastics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heminghous – Pennell - Wackenhut – Carlucci – Carlyle - CIA – GHWB – goss – “ftl” site – tampa airport – zito at tampa regions bank – Wackenhut at tampa airport – at night – only private security airport in country

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyheminghous

 

 

 

Noonan – scb – yannone – Sherman bank – arena foods – dick hart – soccer – llcc soccer – ronriggle – eck uis soccer – noonan key frame – emory prof – Klaus – ISS – hbgary – chamber – gray – atl spkr gingrich – delay – gray as bundler – chamber – dirty tricks -

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneydash

 

 

acetylcholinesterase – organophosphates – AchE – AEC – ach – ac humko – Anderson/clayton – kraft –

 

lacey – olfactory sensitization – neurotransmitters – entomology – neurotoxins – UCR –

 

xa terminix – keen – servicemaster – Rutherford – ibt – Romney – LCN gets into “legit” franchises – plunkett site – Peoria – gauwitz – caths dio – shg IT guy – bertolino – galv police – Austin consultant – rove – cleat – longies – LCN – bertolino arson nursing home – monty Pennell in tx – rove – delay – Wilkinson – armey – kbh – cornyn – perry – (xa bunn powerplants – sangamo elec – lacey – united way – Kincaid plant – lacey in edinburg PD)

 

 

Cabazon is riverside –

 

UCR – lacey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



"Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them."
                                                                                                                                                                     George Santayana.

February 18 2011
by Daniel Hopsicker
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It is 11 a.m. on the morning of June 30, 1997.

On the steps of the Sarasota County Courthouse a public auction is underway. Being auctioned off is the lease of a bankrupt company at the Venice Municipal Airport.

Before it went under, 4Square Aviation was owned by two people. One is a pilot, Joe Duncan. Joe is a likeable guy, but has what can charitably be called a checkered past. 

Several years earlier, he had been charged with bank fraud. It was a misunderstanding.

Several years before that one of his charter jets went down in San Diego, killing just about every member of country singer Reba McIntire's band.

Several years before that, he was flying weapons to the contras in Honduras from Venice, as part of Oliver North's contra resupply operation, and became a close associate of an infamous drug smuggler from Venice named Stephen Ruth.

(See Confessions of a drug smuggling CIA hit man.)

Duncan’s co-owner at the aviation company isn’t a soldier of fortune like Joe. He is a pastor at Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg Virginia. 

That must be why they call it 4Square Aviation. Rent a biblically-inerrant Gulfstream, or prepare for the fires of damnation.


"Pirates of the Caribbean for $500 please Alec"

Pastor Wayne Booth is also Chairman of the Endowment Fund at Falwell’s Liberty University, which means he’s good at raising money. This is good, cause, at least while he was still alive, Jerry always needed money. 

We were looking at this old transaction only because there’s another faintly dodgy Christian aviation company at the Venice Airport currently, occupying the same space and same hanger where 4Square use to be. La plus ca change...

(see Pirates of the Caribbean: Christian fundamentalists & the CIA.)

But we're glad we did. Because while reading the tiny print of one of those boilerplate Public Notice of Sale listings in the newspaper that no one ever reads—you know, the ones announcing bank sales of foreclosed property and tax lien and bankruptcy sales— we saw the name of a third man with an ownership interest in the 4Square foreclosure sale.  

Remember the question we posed in  "The 9/11 Social Network": "What does Mohamed Atta have in common with Carlos Salinas?" The unexpected presence at the Venice Airport of Maximo Haddad is, at the very least, a very big clue.


Who is Maximo Haddad?

Máximo Haddad is a shady Mexican businessman implicated in the failure of a Florida bank which intelligence officials say was involved in everything from money laundering to weapons and drug smuggling.

In 2002, The Miami Herald reported that bags of cash from Latin American political leaders were routinely being flown to Hamilton Bank for money laundering.

After US bank regulators moved in on Hamilton, the first thing they did was prohibit the bank from making any more loans to Máximo Haddad.

The 9/11 Social Network offered a brief profile of the richest man (until he died several years ago) in Mexico,Carlos Hank Gonzalez, a behind the scenes kingmaker who had made Carlos Salinas President of Mexico.  

Haddad was in business with Carlos Hank González in a Panamanian highway construction project which never gets built, but does get paid for.

A DEA investigation in 1997 code-named Operation White Tiger accused Carlos Hank Gonzalez and his sons of laundering billions of dollars of drug money through American banks for the jefes of Mexico's most infamous drug cartels.  That investigation’s findings were officially suppressed by the Dept of Justice.  After White Tiger” documents are leaked to The Washington Post, the paper reports, “The Hank family poses a significant criminal threat to the United States."


The diplomatic pouch: Elite Deviant fashion accessory of choice

Although he lived in a $5 million estate in West Palm Beach, Máximo Haddad was Panama's Honorary Consul for Tampa.

In 2004, based on a tip from the FBI, which had been conducting surveillance of Haddad, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) searched Haddad's private plane, a Jetstar II, which he had acquired through Duncan Aviation at the Venice Airport.

Agents discovered such an embarrassing large pile of cash and bonds on the plane that The State Department felt compelled to request Panama to ask Haddad to resign his position.

Haddad had to turn in his diplomatic pouch.  Ouch!

Haddad took frequent business trips to Panama with Mario Villanueva. Villanueva was the fugitive Governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering. He was recently extradited to the U.S.

Villanueva's home state, where the resorts of Cancun and Cozumel are located, is ruled by a vicious—even by Mexican standards—cabal of Mexican-Lebanese drug traffickers who are also known pedophiles.

They are involved in the international trafficking of children. In the Mexican press—which is far braver than our own—they are known as “The Narcopederastas."

There is more to tell about Maximo Haddad. He is, at the very least, an extremely odd associate for one of Jerry Falwell's Pastors.

Then again, maybe not.


History is what we say it is

Partners in an aviation company at the tiny Venice Municipal Airport were: An Iran Contra pilot with some blemishes on his record...

A pastor for Jerry Falwell, who already has suspicious links to the Venice Airport...

And a shady Mexican businessman who’s in a score of businesses with Mexican drug cartel “kingpin of kingpins” Carlos Hank Gonzalez...

Yet any decades-long history of continuing criminal activity at the Venice Airport is completely unrelated to Mohamed Atta's presence there.

Drug trafficking gangsters at the Venice Airport are a matter of indifference in the story of the 9/11 attack. 

That is the United States Government’s official position.

How did things get this way?  What follows is merely my own editorial opinion, and is openly labeled as such. We don't know about you, but...  

We blame Ronald Reagan. Seriously.


"Turn the howitzers on Zsa Zsa."

It is Saturday February 6, 2011. Just another sunny day in Southern California at the beginning of the second decade of  the 21st Century. 

 But the name on everyone’s lips is Ronald Reagan, who was born before the start of World War I.

At the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Zsa Zsa Gabor celebrates her 94th birthday with a big chocolate cake.

And at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley,  they're celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, himself.

Although Simi Valley is a long way from the center of Los Angeles, the Reagan Library is “freeway-close,” just off exit 22A of The Ronald Reagan Freeway.

Today is a festival of All Things Reagan.  1500 dignitaries crowd the lawn.

James Baker III is there. So is former Vice President Dick Chaney.  They listen to speakers praise the Reagan legacy. 

There is a ceremonial wreath laying. A 21-gun salute with 105 Howitzer Saluting Battery Fire. There is talk of freedom, common sense, self-reliance.

Speculation about incorporating—at some point— a manger into the tableau is just malicious gossip.
 

Stealth Heart   

Nancy Reagan looks skyward. She says, “I know that Ronnie would be thrilled.”

The Beach Boys sing “Happy Birthday.” Everyone applauds. Even former Vice President Dick Cheney rises to his feet. 

Once Cheney was just a heart beat from the Presidency.

Now he doesn’t even have one.

His heart runs on batteries. Instead of a pulse, he has a Ventricular Assist Device.

It took years of trying, and incredible persistence, but the Russians finally killed Rasputin.

America will have no such luck. Nothing , it seems, will ever kill Cheney.

Credit where credit is due: Ronald Reagan was charming. Engagingly modest. Even surprisingly brave. After the assassination attempt against him, and in the face of what might have been imminent death, when he sees Nancy at the hospital as he’s being wheeled into surgery he says "Honey, I forgot to duck.”

Even liberals respect moxie.

But—and its a big 'but'—there’s a dark side to the Reagan legacy.

A dark side that Americans—long after Ronnie has shuffled off this mortal coil—must  live with every day. And its visible—to this day!—at the Venice Municipal Airport.


Operation Condor's Evil Spawn

Call it The Enterprise.  The "Company." The Iran-Contra rackets. Or even The Octopus...

Of course it didn’t start with Reagan.

Still, despite a “Mighty Wurlitzer” of propaganda to the contrary, allowing an arms-dealing drug trafficking Praetorian Guard to replace the U. S. Constitution with a secret government won’t get Reagan’s face up on Mount Rushmore.

Because there’s a surprisingly direct link between the spooks, gangsters and con men who peopled Danny Casarolo and later Cheri Seymour’s tale of  government corruption at a Casino on the Cabazon Indian Reservation... and one particular associate of Mohamed Atta's.

He knows who he is. But I'm saving that story for later.

Operation Condor, the precursor to The Enterprise, began way back in ’72, when Reagan was just a snot-nosed Governor of California defending the war in Vietnam, and vowing to keep campuses at the University of California open during the Christmas carpet bombing of North Vietnam one year.

(He didn’t. I know. I helped shut it down.)

No it didn’t start with Reagan. But it became institutionalized while he was President.

To the bitches brew still bubbling in Venice,  Ronald Reagan provided an essential precursor... He made it all right to subvert the U.S. Constitution, as long, of course, as you did it for patriotic reasons.

The dark prophetic warning of former President Dwight David Eisenhower as he left office, about what he called “a unique circumstance in American history, the military industrial complex,” finally and horribly came true…

On Ronald Reagan’s watch.


Something wicked this way comes

Three of the four pilots involved in the 9/11 attack learn to fly at a tiny Municipal Airport in an out-of-the way retirement community on the sleepy Gulf Coast of Florida. 

This is nothing more than happenstance. It is incidental information.

At least, so says the FBI.

When I first arrive in Venice three months after the attack,  it appears they must be right.

Because if they aren't, there would be reporters from all around the world crawling all over each other to get a scoop.

But at the biggest September 11th crime scene that wasn’t reduced to rubble, reporters weren’t crawling all over each other. Because there weren’t any. None.

There was no ‘team coverage.’  There were no reporters ‘standing by.’

And at the Crows Nest on Dona Bay, I wasn’t stepping over Bob Woodward to get to the bar.

I found it all more than passing strange.

And it wasn’t as if the mainstream media decided there were no stories worth pursuing in Venice, except for one guy with a wild hair up his ass at the Seattle Post, and one woman at the Cleveland Plain Dealer who needed to see something else that winter beside more dirty snow.

The decision was unanimous. Nobody came to Venice. About how many subjects can it be said that America’s great and glorious free press expressed a unanimous opinion?

Do a survey of reporters. Ask whether they are for or against the proposition that "You should call your Mother on Mother’s Day." The results will be, at best, 60/40 for. 

I had to figure this all out myself in Venice. I couldn't understand why it wasn't major news when it was discovered that the owner of the flight school Mohamed Atta trained at lost his Lear jet when it was seized carrying 43 lbs. of heroin.

Here's what I figured out: "Something wicked this way comes."


Shark Tooth Capital of the Terrorist World!

Atta leaves Venice (for good!) in December 2000, says the FBI, says the ‘official story.’

He spent a mere six month sojourn among the "People Who Walk Around Looking for Shark Teeth."

No need to consider replacing the city slogan "Shark Tooth Capital of the World!” to “Welcome to Venice Florida! Home of the 9/11 Terrorist Cadre!”

Brad Warrick owns Warrick’s Rent-a-Car in Fort Lauderdale. Atta and Marwan rented his cars. Atta is in Venice Florida on three separate occasions in the last six weeks of his life, says Warrick.

"I know. Once he broke down there. Another time he called when a red light went on the dash.  He called from the 941 area code. I saw it on the caller ID."

I interview four eyewitnesses in Venice—cab driver, local pharmacist, two restaurant owners— who see the same thing: Atta in Venice two weeks before the 9/11 attack.

Every fact, every piece of information, every nodded head, and every deflected or unanswered question I have seen or heard since supports this statement:

“Something weird was going on in Venice Florida... and still is.”


Still tilting at the same windmill with no plans to stop

One of Brad Warrick’s rental cars is left in the parking lot of Logan International in Boston.

The FBI impounds it. He never gets it back. 

Warrick is not asked to testify before the 9/11 Commission.

His information is incidental.  It does not signify.

“In March 2000 Atta emails 31 different U.S. flight schools on behalf of a small group of Arab men studying in Germany who, while lacking prior training, were interested in learning to fly in the United States,” states the 9/11 Report.

Wow.  Were 31 flight schools in the U.S. really in the running for an Al Qaeda expansion franchise?  Maybe they chose Venice by accident. Like just drew a name out of a hat.  Do ya think?

What we think:

It would be, for the FBI, so much easier if they had.  There'd be far less not to explain.

 

Cabazon Band of Mission Indians

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Cabazon Band of Mission Indians

Total population

38 enrolled members[1]

Regions with significant populations

United States ( California)

Languages

English, Cahuilla language[2]

Religion

traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)

Related ethnic groups

Cahuilla tribes

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla Indians, located in Riverside County, California.[1][3]

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[edit] Reservation

The Cabazon Indian Reservation was founded in 1876.[3] It occupies 1,706 acres (6.90 km2) located seven miles (11 km) from Indio, California and 18 miles (29 km) from Palm Springs. Population on the reservation is approximately 806.[1]

[edit] Government

The tribe's headquarters is located in Indio, California. David Roosevelt is their current tribal chairman.[4]

[edit] Programs and economic development

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians introduced high-stakes bingo to their state,[1] after they won the pivotal court case, California v. Cabazon Band. The tribe has no unemployment.[3]

The Cabazon Band owns Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 250 room hotel, POM Restaurant, Pizza Kitchen, The Bistro, Fresh Grill Buffet, JOY Asian Cuisine, a Starbucks, and several casual dining areas, located in Indio.[5] The resort also featured Eagle Falls Golf Course.[6]

The Cabazon Cultural Museum is open to the public, free of admission, Mondays to Saturdays. Since 1981, the tribe has hosted the annual Indio Powwow, with dancing, Cahuilla bird singing, drum competitions, and peon games.[7]

[edit] Controversy

The tribe first came to public attention in 1987 when they won California v. Cabazon Band; however prior to the U.S.Supreme Court's decision 480 U.S. 202 (1987), the tribe had developed a questionable background, a mysterious involvement with John Philip Nichols, The Wackenhut Corporation, and with the June 29, 1981 triple homicides of Alfred "Fred" Alvarez, Patricia Castro, and Ralph Boger.[8][9]

[edit] See also

[edit] Notes

  1. ^ a b c d California Indians and Their Reservations. San Diego State University Library and Information Access. 2009 (retrieved 10 May 2010)
  2. ^ Eargle, 111
  3. ^ a b c Pritzker, 120
  4. ^ "Tribal Governments by Area." National Congress of American Indians. (retrieved 14 May 2010)
  5. ^ "Fantasy Springs Resort Casino." 500 Nations. (retrieved 14 May 2010)
  6. ^ "Golf." Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. 2010 (retrieved 14 May 2010)
  7. ^ "Cabazon Indians." Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. 2010 (retrieved 14 May 2010)
  8. ^ Lane, Ambrose I. (1995). Return of the Buffalo: The Story Behind America's Indian Gaming Explosion. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 174–175. ISBN 0897894332.  (See section: (iii.) Bua Report, "Riconosciuto's March 29, 1981 (sic) arrest".
  9. ^ "Arrest in 1981 tribal murders revives old mystery". Associated Press. 2010-01-21. http://reznetnews.org/article/arrest-1981-tribal-murders-revives-old-mystery-41260. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 

[edit] References

  • Eargle, Jr., Dolan H. California Indian Country: The Land and the People. San Francisco: Tree Company Press, 1992. ISBN 0-937401-20-X.
  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0195138771.

[edit] External links

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabazon_Band_of_Mission_Indians"

Categories: Cahuilla | California Mission Indians | Native American tribes in California | Federally recognized tribes in the United States | Native American tribes in Riverside County, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"MAGIC MIKE" RICONOSCIUTO MEETS "DR." JOHN PHILIP NICHOLS AT THE CABAZON RESERVATION

by Virginia McCullough



Mike Riconosciuto

The mainstream media has reported that two years after John Philip Nichols took control of the Cabazon Reservation employing his family in the company called Pro Plan Inc. a young genius named Michael James Riconosciuto was introduced to him. However, even the timing of the introduction, the location of the first meeting, the reason for the initial contact, the people who arranged the meeting, the reason for bringing the two men together, the entities behind the scenes still remain a mystery to this day. Just like "Magic Mike" the fascination is wrapped up in the unknown.

John Philip Nichols

Ever since the first meeting between the general manager of the Cabazons and the strange young man who had built his own laser when he was barely a teenager, reporters around the world had their eyes wide open and they remained captivated with the ever expanding web that started with this first meeting.

"Dr." John Philip Nichols was interviewed by Ambrose I. Lane, Sr. in 1995 for his book Return of the Buffalo. Lane wrote that Nichols was asked how the relationship with the giant Florida security firm Wackenhut came about and Lane recounted that "According to him [Nichols], establishing that contact was a source of pride.  Because of the uncertainty of adequate income to meet the increasing expenses of the Tribe, he was pushed to concentrate on seeking new business opportunities. He described the hookup with Wackenhut this way:

When I was told to go out and look for new business, that's what I did. Wackenhut -- I was very proud of this and the way that came about -- Mr. Wackenhut's mother was a friend of a guy named Charles Emmert, and Emmert was a friend of Mike Riconosciuto's father, Marshall Riconosciuto. He was also a friend of Beryl Barber and Beryl Barber had reportedly developed a lot of the hardware for the AWAC's [Airborne Warning And Control System] airplane. This Charles Emmert was the head of a group calling itself something like "We Won't Pay Income Tax." They refused to pay income tax because of wars and all that stuff, and he [Emmert] just wouldn't pay it. So, of course the federal government was really hot on his tail. But he was also a conservative.

Apparently Emmert was also a friend of a fellow named Pat Moriarty who owned Red Devil Fireworks Company. Moriarty, allegedly a former CIA agent who had worked overseas and in Northern Japan, was an acquaintance of Robert Meskunas who knew me. Meskunas supposedly told some of them I was a social worker who often successfully treated people with severe mental and emotional problems, citing for example my work in Kentucky and Michigan. Apparently they had been discussing Mike Riconosciuto.

So what happened, Charles Emmert called me and said, "Look, I have a problem. We have a genius by the name of Michael Riconosciuto." He said Michael had shot down an RCA satellite in Mozanbique where he had gone when he had gotten mad at RCA. Now Mike was hanging around the Stanford Research Institute and he knew all the scientists there. Mike had lived with Janis Joplin in the past and it was stated he was a cook for the Hells' Angels for making amphetamines. I said, "He sound pretty sick to me."

Emmert felt I could help get Mike cleaned up for Wackenhut. Emmert felt Wackenhut would like to have him mentally and emotionally straight to use his genius. I went to Pinole, California, accompanied by Peter Zokosky and my wife and his wife. Pinole was the site of Hercules Powder Company, which had been owned by Dupont. It has been sold, and Michael's father had gotten control of this mammoth, mammoth plant. His son Mike was manufacturing amphetamines, apparently unknown by his dad. Mike wanted to hire me. He brought with him to the meeting $100,000 in street money. He was disheveled, dirty looking and smelled like he needed a bath. He said, "I would like to work with Wackenhut," as Emmert had said Wackenhut could use him. Zokosky still thought he really was a genius. Zokosky had been president of Armtec, which made caseless ammunition that was used in the Vietnam War. They made artillery ammunition out of nitrocellulose, with a metal cap and a traditional nose on each shell. The case, when fired, would disintegrate. After disintegration, only the bottom of the shell would be left. Before this invention, the entire hot shell would be left, burning the legs of the soldiers. Zokovsky had been president of this company which was the sole source for these shells, located in Coachella.

Zokosky, Riconosciuto, Bob Frey and myself went to two U.S. Arsenals, one was Dover Arsenal in New Jersey, and I forgot the name of the second in Indiana. We sat there with the absolute top brass in the United States in military physics talking about particle beams.

Riconosciuto held his own all the way through. I didn't know a particle beam from a sunbeam. I gave Wackenhut a lot of help with Mike because he was sent to me. That's how we met Riconosciuto. The bottom line was Riconosciuto was nuts. He brought with him a young man named Victor. They said they were running teenage prostitutes to service L.A.cops. They brought some of their prostitutes with them. Mike said he owned that business. Of course, he had all this money from manufacturing and selling drugs. He had been busted, because to escape detection he had built an under-the-water laboratory to make drugs [1972]. This way the lab couldn't be detected by Seattle Police helicopters. The guy is the closest to, if you ever read comic books, [Lex] Luthor in Superman. He is one of the most evil people I ever met. My diagnosis was he suffered from a combination character defect and was a sociopath."

The bottom line was that Nichols, according to those who introduced him and the Tribe to Wackenhut, gave Wackenhut what it wanted -- an attempt by Nichols to treat Riconosciuto to make him more functional -- and Wackenhut gave Nichols what he wanted, a tribal joint venture business relationship. As events would prove it was not a good bargain for either. [Source: Return of the Buffalo, pp. 75-77]

If Dr. Nichols' account of his first meeting with Michael Riconosciuto is correct, the impact it had on what transpired in future years at the Cabazon Reservation is overwhelming. But is there any independent verification that Nichols' story is true?

Court records reveal that the Cabazons were locked in a fight for survival with local, county and state officials over the tribe's desire for legalized gambling on their reservation. Because of this fight the business committee recognized the need for funds to support the legal bills involved in the struggle as well as the day to day expenses necessary to keep the staff paid, the offices open and health insurance paid.

According to John Philip Nichols he had to expand his consulting business and it is said he used his personal funds to support the tribe during this time. However, it must be pointed out that Nichols' family company, Pro Plan received 50% of the monies derived from businesses he brought to the reservation. In Nichols' account of his first meeting with Riconosciuto he states that Michael brought $100,000 in "street money" to their meeting at the old Hercules Powder Company and Nichols states he knew that "Mike was manufacturing amphetamines, apparently unknown by his dad". The remainder of Nichols' statement about this first meeting implies that Nichols accepted the money and soon those involved were visiting U.S. Arsenals with "Magic Mike".  And those welcoming them apparently had no qualms about interacting with Michael Riconosciuto whose history included associating with scientists at Stanford Research Institute where Edwin and Ursula Meese held court at the Foundation for the Future.

It cannot be denied that Michael Riconosciuto came to the Cabazon reservation armed with some very powerful connections. In his statement Nichols lists a few influential people such as Charles Emmert, Beryl Barber, W. Patrick Moriarty, Robert Meskunas, and Bob Frye. These men had extended connections that led to several presidents and many foreign leaders. Michael Riconosciuto came into his power through his family's generational friendships and business relationships.

But when did this first meeting take place? That is a much harder question to pin down. What is known is that in September of 1980 the tribe formed The Cabazon Security Corporation Inc. in anticipation of some future relationship with the Wackenhut Corporation of Coral Gables, Florida. On April 1, 1981 Wackenhut and Cabazon entered into a joint venture that would last until October 1, 1984.

A five-page document given to this reporter by the mother of Michael Riconosciuto's daughter is on letterhead for Emmert & Associates. It is entitled Weekend Outline and details meetings taking place from 1-24-1981 through 1-26-1981. Among those attending this weekend conference were Robert Meskunes associated with the Energy Group who would be discussing alcohol plants and Beryl and Herma Barber who would be discussing solar pumps and an airport industrial park. These are names referred to by John Philip Nichols. On page two was a reference to Hercules Research.

Hercules Research

(1) Michael Riconosciuto

METC
Methane Plant
Communications

(2) Marshall Riconosciuto

Scientific Village
Land Development
Port Facilities

Hercules Properties was a real estate development project built around the partnership of long time friends Marshall Riconosciuto and W. Patrick Moriarty who were also partners is the huge fireworks company called Pyrotronics.

On page 5 the summary of this conference states "The scope and potential of the people, projects and inventions could and will change the direction of the world".

The preceding information provides a time window for Nichols version of his first meeting with Michael Riconosciuto. But what does Michael Riconosciuto say about their initial encounter?

On October 18, 2005 Michael Riconosciuto hand wrote an 8 page letter addressed "To Whom It May Concern" and Anita Langley, who said she spoke for "Magic Mike," faxed this reporter a copy. On page 2 and 3 Riconosciuto tells his side of the story:

(2) There are a string of unsolved homicides that authorities readily acknowledge the deceased parties as having a person connection to me and the Wackenhut/Cabazon joint venture. San Francisco homicide investigator Eddie Erdelatz is quoted in a 12/30/91 San Francisco Chronicle article as describing these still open homicide cases"...It's the craziest mix of characters and circumstances that any of us has ever come across...". The article further states that police detectives describe the murders as the most bizarre they have ever seen, and that all leads...keep going back to the group of people involved with the Cabazon tribe.

It is not a matter of dispute that a string of homicides have been committed that are closely related. It is also agreed upon as fact by media and law enforcement that I personally knew the victims and that we all had some connection to the Cabazon tribe.

What is in dispute is my claim of high level U.S. Intelligence officials and government agencies with the Cabazon tribe's joint venture with Wackenhut Corporation. Ambrose Lane's book on the Cabazon Tribe entitled Return of the Buffalo unambiguously states I was the reason Wackenhut became involved with the Cabazon Tribe. Lane clearly "blames" me for the military and weapons related projects undertaken by the Wackenhut/Cabazon joint venture. At the same time Lane's book portrays me as a "psychiatric patient" of Dr. John P. Nichols. The "wacko genius" that Wackenhut wanted Dr. Nichols to try to salvage.

The proclaimed doctor/patient relationship of Dr. Nichols to me was used as an excuse to prevent homicide detectives in the Morasca murder [January 1982] from meaningfully questioning Dr. Nichols on the Morasca murder. The fact is that John P. Nichols has no professional credentials medical, psychiatric, or otherwise. The San Francisco District Attorney's office and the FBI allowed J. P. Nichols to get away with this ruse. The so-called credential J. P. Nichols used to establish his standing to claim doctor/patient confidentiality was a mail order SOCIAL WORKER'S CERTIFICATE. This would be laughable but for the fact that it was used to shield J.P. Nichols from the full force of an active homicide investigation.

There is some third party documentation that both supports and discredits the stories told by both Nichols and Riconosciuto. There is a strange document that Michael Riconosciuto refers to as "the service contract with JPN". Anita Langley emailed this reporter on March 9, 2005 and said "Michael asks if you can find a copy of the service contract with JPN, would you please sent it to him" at FCI Allenwood, Whitedeer, PA. This "service contract" suggests that John Philip Nichols and Michael Riconosciuto had entered into an agreement where JPN would assist Riconosciuto is somehow "altering" his behavior. Many references to this service contract occur in the years following that first meeting between the two men. As Riconosciuto states this bizarre document plays a central part in many homicides and the personal relationship Michael had with his wife Phyllis. Additionally JPN's future use of this contract bring into sharp focus the possibility of Nichol's use of mind control, not just of Riconosciuto and his wife, but of other Cabazon Indians who met strange deaths while Nichols controlled the reservation.

Riconosciuto is accurate when he infers that Nichols' social worker's certificate was issued by a paper mill in Manitoba, Canada The name of the school was Philathes Seminary and according to a letter signed by the Archbishop of the church "Nichols graduated from Philathes Seminary in July 1971 with the Degree of Doctor of Religious Education. His minor was pastoral counseling, his claim to a Ph.d is not correct."

The website "Welcome to Freemasonry.org" reveals that:

 The Philalethes Society was founded on October 1, 1928, by a group of Masonic students. It was designed for Freemasons desirous of seeking and spreading Masonic light. In 1946, The Philalethes magazine was established to publish articles by and for its members. For many years it has been voted the best Masonic publication in the world. The sole purpose of this Research Society is to act as a clearinghouse for Masonic knowledge. It exchanges ideas, research searches problems confronting Freemasonry, and passes them along to the Masonic world.
[URL https://freemasonry.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 internet ] 

Each reader must make up his or her own mind about when and how the initial meeting between the mysterious "Dr." John Philip Nichols and "Magic Mike" Riconosciuto took place . The only thing one can be certain of is that this unique encounter forever changed the future of the Cabazon Nation.

Virginia McCullough © 2/4/2010
vmccullough@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ALVAREZ EXECUTIONS
JOHN PHILIP NICHOLS, CO-CONSPIRATOR
by Virginia McCullough 1/10/10

Deputy Attorney General Michael T. Murphy on behalf of the people of the State of California filed an Amended Felony Complaint in Case No. INF066719 - The People v. Jimmy Hughes. The amended complaint was filed on December 18, 2009 and detailed charges naming James Hughes as the man who murdered Fred Alvarez, Patricia Castro and Ralph Boger on June 29, 1981 in the County of Riverside, State of California. The final page of the complaint cites the special allegation of multiple murders in violation of Pen. Code S 190.2(a)(3). Much has been written about the four people addressed in this portion of the complaint.

Page one of the complaint outlines the “Conspiracy to Commit a Crime”. The three people who are named here, John Philip Nichols, John Paul Nichols, and Glen Heggstad have been featured in the media to differing degrees. Now the state alleges that each and every one is central to the conspiracy that resulted two days later in the Alvarez executions. Deputy AG Murphy alleges the following:

That on or about June 27, 1981, in the County of Riverside, State of California, JAMES HUGHES did unlawfully conspire with John Nichols, John Paul Nichols, Glen Heggstad and other persons whose
        identities are unknown; to commit the crime of Murder, in violation of Penal Code section 187(s), a felony.

Who are these men and what are their backgrounds? This three part series will give a brief biography of each gentleman.

JOHN PHILIP NICHOLS - THE PATRIARCH

John Philip Nichols is a mystery man whose connections ranged from Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan to former South Dakota Senator James Aboureszk, to intelligence operative and informer Michael Riconosciuto and finally to alleged hit man Jimmy Hughes.

John Philip Nichols was all these things, but he described himself as a radical and the only child of parents he described as dedicated advocates of union movements across the United States. He claims to have met John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers Union. Nichols said that Lewis taught him a great lesson “that he must be true to his family, the movement, the local union then God and maybe country….in that order”. In his early thirties Nichols became Secretary-Treasurer of the International Teamsters Union and got to know its President Jimmy Hoffa personally. The relationship was so close that when the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Racketeering was investigating Jimmy Hoffa, Nichols temporarily relocated to Washington D.C. to assist Hoffa's defense.

On Page 11 of John Philip Nichols resume (Read his resume) he describes his world wide travels while he was working as the Cabazon Manager. He claimed that while ” helping a small Native American tribe develop its own skills in breaking the poverty cycle” he traveled to Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Germany, England, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia in a three year period. Additionally, police reports show that John Philip Nichols also did business in South Africa, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, the Netherlands, Canada and France.

While in Brazil Nichols was sales and advertising manager for Refrescos Do Brasil (Coca Cola) bottling and later he worked in marketing for the Anderson Clayton Corporation.

The time span between Brazil and the Nichols family arrival at the Cabazon Reservation have not been widely covered in the media but it is essential to an understanding of the man that brought the bright sun of gambling riches to a small desert tribe at the cost of some of the tribal members lives.

The best description of these years is contained on pages 27 and 28 of a book published in 1995, commissioned by the youngest son, Mark Nichols and paid for by the Cabazon tribe.

Return of the Buffalo by Ambrose L. Lane Sr. is clearly a biased book but one that is invaluable to understanding what happened in the 70s and 80s in Indio, California. Lane’s interview with Nichols Sr. recounted the Latin American years of Nichols’ career:

Nichols then returned to the United States for a short period. While waiting to return to Latin America, he took a temporary assignment as Executive Director of the Lower Eastside Neighborhood Association in New York City. Securing a position with Church World Service as staff representative, Nichols was assigned to Ayuda Christiana Evangelica (ACE) and the Concilio Evangelica de Chile. He would be based in Santiago and would be supervised by Obispo Enrique Chavez.

For more than four years, Nichols worked with health and social welfare treatment facilities and on economic-development projects of Chile's almost 900 local committees, covering a 2,300-mile area serving 2,000,000 Chilean Evangelicals. Among these projects were setting up and working small mines for precious stones such as lapis lazuli and various kinds of metals, deep-sea diving, the collection of abalone, the cultivation and gathering of seaweed for the Far East market, sawmills, millwork factories and native crafts work centers.

From that operations base, Nichols did consultation work for evangelical groups in Peru, Brazil, El Salvador, Bolivia and similar economic-development work with COMBASE, a group representing Protestant, Evangelical, Mennonite and Pentecostal churches in Bolivia.

In 1967, 10 years before contracting with the Cabazon's in California, Nichols was a consultant to the Chilean Council of Churches delegation to the World Congress of Pentecostalism in Rio de Janeiro. He was also a delegate from Chile to the World Congress of Evangelicals held in Berlin, West Germany, in 1966. Assisted by his wife, Joann, he was ACE’s official coordinator for disaster relief within Chile and throughout Latin America. While serving in that position in 1965, 80 percent of the country was declared a disaster because of the devastation from nationwide earthquakes and tidal waves produced by another mammoth earthquake. During this time, he and Joann coordinated the feeding of 3,000,000 people, the rebuilding of thousands of houses, the distribution of planeloads of clothing and blankets and the establishment of post-disaster cooperative economic-development enterprises.

Before returning to the United States, Nichols made several trips to countries in Africa as an economic-development consultant after the Declaration of Rancaqua was drafted. The Declaration was a faith statement for Evangelicals and Pentecostals. Nichols, Obispo Chavez Pentecostal Church of Chile, the Reverndo Coelho Ferraz Presbyterian Church of Brazil, and Reverndo Geraldo Valdevia were among the drafters of the Declaration. To raise money for Evangelical economic and social-health-development projects, Bishop Chavez, Nichols and other staff made multiple trips to the Orient and throughout Europe. In late 1967, Nichols sought and was granted a five-year leave of absence by the board of ACE so he could return to the United States for his children’s education. The leave was twice extended so that he could represent ACE with resource-development activities in the United States and Europe.

Upon his return to America, Nichols, Joann, and Dr. William Willner formed Pro Plan International Ltd. Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida. Willner was a lawyer, the retired Director of Grants and Contract Management of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration, and a professor of public administration. Together Nichols and Willner wrote and published two major training books: Revenue Sharing in 1973, and Handbook of Grants and Contracts for Nonprofit Organizations in 1976. Included in the latter book were the Federal Register regulations, published November 4, 1975, governing the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638. The year it was published, Joe Benitez and Nichols met for the first time, and one year later Benitez, Welmas, Nichols and the Cabazon Band’s Business Committee had reached a meeting of the minds. Given Nichol’s broad-reaching experience, all that needed to be done was to formalize an agreement on paper and secure the money to pay for his services [at the Cabazon reservation].

A Western Union Telegram dated July 3, 1979 addressed to Mr. David E. DeSerio of St. Petersburg, Florida and copied to John Philip Nichols on behalf of all parties discussed the transfer of over 57 tons of gold
(
Click to Gold Telex).  The hard copy of this telegram was recovered from the remaining possessions of Fred Alvarez by his parents following the assassination of their son and two of his friends in June of 1981. The telegram was given to this reporter by the Alvarez parents in October of 1991. The motive behind the gold transfer and the reason John Philip Nichols was handling the transaction remains unknown.

In 1978 John Philip Nichols and his family’s company Pro Plan International Ltd. took control of the Cabazon Indian Reservation in Indio, California. Assisted by his close friend, the former Senator from South Dakota James Aboureszk, Nichols exercised absolute control over the tribe’s powerful business committee. Working hand in iron glove with Aboureszk and using powerful political connections the two men pushed through the “Cabazon Decision” that made gaming on Indian Reservations legal.

That historic Supreme Court decision was handed down on February 25, 1987. Nichols second oldest son John Paul Nichols described the impact of this decision on the Cabazon tribe and the Nichols family:

When we won the Supreme Court decision, we all of a sudden were legitimatized.  We were legitimatized in the view of Indian tribes nationwide.  We, all of a sudden, became a political force in and of itself
        because the Cabazon Decision became the law of the land, if you will, and so, this small little tribe of 25 members, voting members, all of a sudden had the influence of 25,000 members.  We became, in fact,
        one of the most influential tribes in the nation.  It was an amazing turnaround from going to tribal meetings before that decision to going to tribal meetings after that decision.  It was almost like being ostracized
        and then treated overly with respec
t, if you will.

That landmark ruling eclipsed all of the failed business ventures and all of the negative publicity that Nichols Sr. had generated in the years between 1978 and 1987. That decision by the highest court in the land overshadowed and almost erased the memory of the triple executions that took place in June of 1981 when Cabazon Indian Fred Alvarez, and his friends Ralph Boger and Patricia Castro were brutally murdered in the backyard of Alvarez’ Rancho Mirage home. Alvarez’s words that he was a man marked for murder as he told reporters about the massive amounts of money being skimmed from the Cabazon Casino coffers disappeared in the hype generated by the tribe as it advertised for more gambling customers.

The rumors of organized crime running the new gaming were ignored by the courts, the Senate investigating committees and, of course, the media.

Decades long suspicions of political alliances between the Nichols patriarch and influential politicians, including those in the White House, were forgotten. So too, were the failed attempts by Nichols to use the Cabazon reservation and its sister tribes to manufacture and supply weapons to the Sandinistas. The September 10, 1981 night vision goggle demonstration that was allegedly attended by Eden Pastora was now a distant memory, disturbing but unimportant in light of the money now flowing across the gaming tables in Indio, California. After all, the Wackenhut/Cabazon Arms joint venture never bore fruit and the weapons were never created or delivered, according to official reports.

The 1984 attempt to dislodge the Patriarch and his family from power at the Cabazon Nation supposedly led by John Patrick McGuire, Jimmy Hughes, Peter Zokowsky, Gary Packham and backed by G. Wayne Reeder failed. By the third week of March 1984 the players had once again realigned with new compatriots and the Cabazon Head of Security Jimmy Hughes had been fired and banned from tribal land.

On September 13, 1984 Zokowsky, Reeder and Hughes had a meeting that resulted in a parting of the ways. But the drama was not over and in the last months of 1984 yet another conspiracy would take place. There would be a meeting of the minds that would be successful is setting up John Philip Nichols. Participating in this arrangement was yet another mysterious man named Michael James Riconosciuto who paperwork shows was a patient of John Philip Nichols. Caught in a trap, partially of his own making, the patriarch would go to prison and serve 24 months for solicitation to commit murder.

All of the trials, triumphs and tribulations would evaporate when the United States Supreme Court served up a victory that would lead to Indian gaming nationwide. No one could deny that behind the dawning of this new day was an elderly, portly man with white hair who was the engine that drove the train.

In 1991 the enigma named Riconosciuto would resurface and begin recounting his own version of what had transpired at the Cabazon under John Philip Nichols. The story would quickly become international news and introduced many new angles that had not been mentioned before.

In 1992 the father of Indian gaming lost his left leg below the knee from complication of diabetes and in 1993 he survived double bypass heart surgery.

The Nichols family reported that their father lived out the remainder of his life quietly in the desert existing on a minimum income. Sources within the Cabazon community said that this man remained a power in the tribe until his passing.

When the 76 year old Nichols died of a heart attack in March of 2001 many of exploits were recounted in the obituaries that appeared in the press (Read obituaries). Reporters Mark Henry and Mike Kataoka, writing for The Press-Enterprise of Indio, California said it best:

Mr. Nichols remained an enigmatic figure, his life scrutinized by law enforcement, writers and conspiracy theorists.

Nichols’ youngest son, Mark Nichols, then CEO of the Cabazon Tribe paid tribute to his father by honestly declaring, “He changed a lot of people’s lives and he lived a lot of people’s fantasies.”

Virginia McCullough © 1/10/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNTANGLING THE OCTOPUS

http://www2.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/octopus.html

 

by Steve Mizrach

October Surprise, Iran-Contra, Noriega, Iraqgate, and BCCI

Before he died in an ineptly performed 'suicide,' the young journalist Danny Casolaro was working on a book that he claimed tied together many of the 'gates' and 'miniscandals' surrounding the Bush presidency. The book identified the web which tied all the scandals together as the "Octopus," a mythical creature with tentacles stretching everywhere. Perhaps the birth of the Octopus lies in the 1980 Presidential election; and its growth occurred under the eight years of the Reagan presidency. Casolaro soon found that the Octopus may have consisted of a 'shadow government' apparatus that went back even further than Bush and Reagan. But what's left of his notes seem primarily to focus on events in the 80s and 90s.

It is very possible that in 1980, Bill Casey and other members of the Reagan team may have conspired with the Iranians to delay the release of the American hostages: they were afraid of an "October Surprise" which might damage Reagan's chances of defeating Carter. Sure enough, the hostages were released right as Reagan was being inaugurated, and in 1981, the first shipment of arms to Iran began. Gunther Rossbacher, an ex-Navy pilot, and two other foreign sources, insist that on October 21st and 22nd, Bush met with Iranian delegates in Paris. The "October Surprise" may have been how Bush and other Reagan team members located the Iranian 'moderates' that played a role in the Iran-Contra scandal. In 1984, the Boland amendment forbade any more military assistance to the Contras. So, in 1985, the underground "Enterprise" - Operation Yellowfruit - began selling arms to Iran and using the proceeds to furnish weapons to the Contras. George Bush claims Iran-Contra has nothing to do with him, but other administration figures' records show he was at the secret meetings - Poindexter, in particular. Amiram Nir, an Israeli terrorism expert, insists he discussed Iranian arms deals with Bush, but that can't be confirmed... he died in a mysterious plane crash in Mexico in 1988.

It turns out the Iran-Contra scandal may have been part of a larger arms-for-hostages deal. The Iranians needed weapons in their war against Iraq, and the Reagan administration felt that the Iranians might have been able to convince the Shiite terrorists in Lebanon to release the American hostages held there. Reagan claimed no "quid pro quo," but then he also claimed he really didn't remember much, either. In any case, additional hostages were seized after the 'non-deal', and many may remain in captivity today, including the Lebanon CIA station head. One man who may have known a great deal about the Iran-Contra business was Manuel Noriega, whose name came up in the 1988 Dukakis-Bush debates. Noriega knew about the Contra drug pipeline, because he was a pusher, himself, while on the CIA payroll throughout the 1980s, and during his trial in Miami in 1989, some testimony emerged which suggested he knew something about the Central American end of the Iran-Contra affair and where some on the missing money may have 'disappeared' into.

On the Middle Eastern end, another man who was a delighted beneficiary of American generosity throughout the 1980s was Saddam Hussein of Iraq. The Agriculture Department and other agencies gave Saddam agricultural credits worth millions of dollars which he used to purchase American attack helicopters, chemical weapons for using on the Kurds, and the components of a nuclear weapons program. It is suspected that the CIA and Justice Department overlooked, or aided, the Banco Nazionale Lavoro (BNL) of Italy while it funneled billions in military aid to Iraq. This recently burgeoning scandal, "Iraqgate," suggests we were playing both sides against the middle during the Iran-Iraq war. We were selling arms to both the Iranians and the Iraqis, and the CIA at various points double-crossed both sides. It is no wonder that America is so distrusted in that part of the world. In any case, there were two men that knew too much, and when Bush became president, he had to clean them up, and he would wage two "cleanup wars" to do it.

One link between Bush, Saddam, and Iran-Contra was the corrupt Middle Eastern bank, the Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI). BCCI, it turns out, laundered drug money, financed CIA and Mossad covert operations, and helped Bush, Saddam, and others split over $250 billion in extortion from the sale of Persian Gulf oil.

 

(BCCI also might have had links to the corrupt drug-money-laundering-and-CIA scandals involving Australia's Nugan Hand Bank.) Attorney General Richard Thornburgh squashed an investigation into First American Bankshares, secretly controlled by BCCI, in October 1990; and William von Raab, former U.S. customs official, was fired by Treasury Secretary James Brady for delving too deeply into BCCI. This may have a lot to do with the links between Prescott Bush, First American director Stephens, Bahrain, and Iraq. Bush's family were oilmen, and if there is anything he stood for, it was Big Oil and its interests in the Middle East. (It might be pointed out, incidentally, that it was Norman Schwarzkopf's father who helped boot out Mossadegh in Iran when he threatened to nationalize holdings of British Petroleum.) The mess was in place, and President Bush had a lot of cleaning up to do.

The "Cleanup Wars"

The first "cleanup war" was so-called Operation Just Cause in Panama. We invaded with the ostensibly 'just' cause of arresting a drug dealer and bringing him to justice here in the U.S.. The fact that he was the leader of another country, and that this is a violation of international law, didn't raise a naysayer, although insiders knew that Noriega was working for us before Bush started to see him as a threat. He may have wanted to jail Noriega because of the Iran-Contra secrets he knew. The other ostensible reason was because of Bush family holdings in Panama. It seems that Prescott's friends in the Aoki Corporation of Japan have invested more than $350 million in Panama; their holdings include the luxury resort Caesar Park and the Mariott Hotel. Bush may have been afraid of Noriega nationalizing that property. While Bush claimed to be nailing a dealer, he replaced him with two other dope pushers. Panamanian president Guillermo Endara is a director of the bank used exclusively by the Medellin cartel, and vice president Guillermo Ford is part owner of Dadeland Bank of Florida, which stands accused of laundering South American drug money. This Bush cleanup cost 26 American and 2000 Panamanian (civilian) lives, and several million dollars. It's worth seeing the film The Panama Deception to see some of the chilling secrets of this operation, including hidden mass graves of murdered civilians.

The second 'cleanup war' was Operation Desert Storm, with the purposes of ostensibly 'liberating' Kuwait from Saddam Hussein. It is clear that, in fact, administration official April Glaspie succeeded in goading Hussein into invading Kuwait by saying that the U.S. would not interfere. And that the CIA and NSC provided doctored sattelite photographs making it look like Iraq was preparing to invade Saudi Arabia, when in fact Iraqi troops were nowhere near the Saudi border; further, that the CIA deliberately payed no attention to Iraqi troop buildup prior to the invasion of Kuwait. And that the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador, appearing under a pseudonym, told a false story about how Iraqi soldiers were ripping Kuwaiti babies out of incubators. Saddam Hussein had been set up, and now so were the American people, who Bush promised this was about "jobs" and dealing with America's "VietNam syndrome."

The Desert Storm war never accomplished any of its supposed goals. Kuwait does not have 'democracy,' only a returned monarchy hell-bent on seeking blood vengeance on Palestinian citizens. Saddam Hussein was not toppled from power; and the Kurds who were incited to rise up against him received no U.S. help when Republican Guard American-made attack helicopters mowed them down. Saddam's chemical and nuclear arsenal were never eliminated. Instead, what was destroyed was the Iraqi infrastructure, causing thousands to suffer disease, hunger, and deprivation, in addition to the thousands who died in the 'smart' bombings which nonetheless hit plenty of civilian targets; and the environment of the Persian Gulf, when eco-terrorist Saddam Hussein dumped millions of gallons of oil out of his wells and set ablaze thousands of Kuwaiti oil wells. It was a pyrrhic victory, but not for American oil companies, who profited mightily from increased oil prices... and for George Bush, who used his "VietNam syndrome therapy" as an excuse to hold hundreds of parades celebrating his 'victory' nationwide with yellow ribbons and marching soldiers.

The Wackenhut Connection

The Wackenhut Security Corporation of Miami, Florida, has long been suspected of being a CIA front. The right-wing politics of George Wackenhut,

 

who had ties to Belgian fascists and South American death squads, are well known. But few people realize that Wackenhut, a small company with "only a few" employees, gets some choice assignments, including guarding nuclear reactors, nuclear weapons facilities, the Alaskan Oil pipeline, and several American embassies; or that its board of directors contains several luminaries from the FBI, CIA, and Army Intelligence, including Bobby Ray Inman.

 

Wackenhut has led a covert crusade against whistleblowers at many nuclear power plants, using wiretaps to eavesdrop on them and various 'subtle' techniques to convince them not to talk;

 

it also spied on Chuck Hamel, a critic of the Aleyska Oil Consortium's drilling policies, by setting up a fake environmental-law firm which sought to "pump" him for his sources. Wackenhut may have even used some operatives to try and help topple President Perez of Venezuela through a (failed) military coup, largely for money (rather than politics) it was given by Blanca Ibanez, the mistress of Jaime Luinschi, the former president.

Also, a Wackenhut employee named Ernesto Bermudez was using 1500 'employees' in El Salvador for things he admitted "you wouldn't want your mother to know about" to a reporter from Spy magazine. Candian PM Pierre Trudeau refused to allow Wackenhut to purchase a weapons-propellant plant in Quebec, and it was refused a permit to open a security facility in France because President Francois Mitterand said "we had just gotten rid of the CIA." Wackenhut maintained files on over 4 million suspected 'subversives' of all types, including civil rights activists and antiwar protesters, well into the 1960s, making it the largest private holder of such information. In 1975, after a Congressional investigation into domestic intelligence operations and connections to private firms, Wackenhut turned its files over to the Anti-Communist Church League of America based in Wheaton, Illinois, which is now defunct. Florida Governor Claude Kirk claims to have worked closely with Wackenhut to "fight organized crime," although insiders maintain they were doing anything but fighting the Mob.

But there are direct links between Wackenhut and the 'Octopus'. It appears that Michael Riconsciuto, a convicted drug dealer, claims to have met with George Wackenhut, John Amarell (of Wackenhut's Executive Board), and

 

Dr. John Philip Nichols (a CIA operative conducting shady activities on the Cabazon Indian Reservation in the California desert)

 

in Las Vegas in the early 80s to discuss the theft of Inslaw's PROMIS software; he says Wackenhut asked him "how his software work was coming along." (Supposedly, Nichols was using the Cabazon reservation as his own private munitions proving ground, testing things ranging from super-lethal Fuel-Air Explosives and chemical-biological weapons to Electromagnetic Pulse [EMP] generators.) Ammarell confirms the meeting, but claims it was merely about the sale of a boat! Retired general Richard Secord arranged for the Wackenhut Corp. to work with Iraqi arms dealer Ihsan Barbouti; Wackenhut operative David Ramirez claims that he and Barbouti rode in a truck carrying chemical-weapons technology from Texas to Chicago, and then rode on a plane to Iraq. Ramirez indicates that he thinks Wackenhut may have been part of a "food stamp" scheme to get agricultural credits for Iraq which were in turn used to purchase nuclear-weapons technology, making Wackenhut part of the Iraqgate affair as well.

Assisting with Barbouti's arms schemes were two partners, James Tully (who sent Bill Clinton's 'draft-dodge' letter to ABC) and Jack Brennan, who currently works as director of administrative operations in President Bush's office. Brennan and Tully had been involved in a $181 million deal to supply uniforms for the Iraqi army, arranging them to be manufactured in Ceausescu's Romania, of all places. Other partners in that deal were Watergate felon John Mitchell and Sarkis Soghnalian, a Lebanese citizen who was credited with introducing Saddam Hussein to Gerald Bull, the inventor of the so-called "supergun." Soghnalian is currently in prison for selling 103 military helicopters to Iraq; and David Ramirez says that Wackenhut considered the Turkish man to be a "valuable client." Two thousand gallons of ferrocyanide - an important chemical-warfare binary ingredient - vanished from a Boca Raton cherry flavoring factory in 1990. That plant was guarded by - guess who - Wackenhut.

Barbouti owned shares in that company, and two others: TK-7, which makes a fuel additive that could extend the range of liquid-fueled missiles such as the SCUD, and Pipeline Recovery Systems, which coats pipes to make them useable in nuclear power plants. He admits having faked his own death several times, and having helped Moammar Khadafi build his infamous chemical-weapons plant at Rabta, Libya. Further, he owns about $100 million worth of real estate and oil-drilling equipment in Texas and Oklahoma. It is widely believed that the Middle Eastern architect is either currently dead (surprise), living in Jordan, or being kept in a CIA safe house in Florida. An engineering company owned by him in Frankfurt had a $552 million contract to build airfields in Iraq. And - no surprise here - Barbouti used the corrupt BCCI bank as his middleman in many deals.

The CenTrust Connection: the S & Ls, the Mob, and BCCI

The S & L failures of '89 were a massive blow to the banking system. Over 200 small savings and loan banks went under - just under half of those in existence - and had their assets seized by the federal 'dummy' company, the Resolution Trust Corp. Largely, this was a problem created by deregulation legislation passed by the congressional banking committees - the legislation allowed the S & Ls to make investments that were extremely risky and fiscally unsound. In fact, the failure can also be seen as the result of several years of deregulation of many industries under the Reagan administration - deregulation that was "bought" by the very industries which were supposed to be policed. But where were the regulators who were supposed to be the 'watchdogs' of the industry? Almost across the board they were 'bought off' by S & L moguls like Charles Keating, paid to look the other way while the S & Ls invested in fraudulent real estate schemes and sham projects which collapsed after a few years. But to maintain a veneer of solubility for their creditors, many S & Ls actually turned to "junk bond" king Michael Milliken, managing to "puff up" their investment profiles with airy money. There may have been even more crooked things going on, as some recent articles suggest that some of the S & L swindle may have gotten into the hands of the CIA and used to fund the Contras- most funds coming from the failed Palmer National Bank and Vision Savings Bank in Houston.

Even more daring reports, such as a recent book by investigative reporter Peter Brewton, suggest the Mafia may have been involved with some of the bank fraud - as they most certainly were with the Vatican Bank scandal in Italy. Author Dan Moldea notes extensive connections between the Hollywood motion picture company MCA, the defense/nuclear contractor General Electric, the corrupt Teamsters' Union, and the Mob. Strangely, former Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan had connections to all of the above. The fact that there are close Republican ties to the Teamsters, despite the party's overt anti-labor stance, is very curious; but it must be examined in the light of the Teamsters' "patriotic" support of "guns and butter" and other right-wing stances, and their links to the Mafia. (It is widely suspected that Richard Nixon may have pardoned Jimmy Hoffa after making a deal with the Teamsters to give money to his 1972 presidential campaign - yet another unwritten chapter in the Watergate saga, along with the revelations that he may have tried to frame the Democrats for the assassination attempt on George Wallace.) Anthony Summers believes that J. Edgar Hoover was blackmailed by the Mob for his homosexuality, and that is why the former FBI director continued to deny the pervasiveness of "organized crime." One of Brewton's most amazing revelations is that Bush may have actively attempted to conceal the Texas oil - organized crime - S & L - CIA links during the 1988 campaign: but so did Lloyd Bentsen, who told Dukakis it would be "a losing issue for our ticket!"

The cost for fixing the S & L mess - for returning the depositors in the banks all their savings - will be quite high. Another cost involved in the process will be the liquidation of nearly valueless assets owned by the S & Ls - such as acres and acres of undeveloped land out in the Southwest. The properties of the failed S & Ls are being sold by RTC for businessmen for a steal; and taxpayers are being asked to pick up a large part of the tab. Some estimate that the S & L cleanup may cost each and every taxpayer as much as $1000. Each and every taxpayer, of the 200 million who pay taxes! There are economists who feel the beginning wave of the S & L collapse may have contributed to the massive stock market crash of 1987, and that its impact led to other bank failures and a real estate 'bust' contributing to the 1990 recession. Crooked S & L operators received, on the average, 2.4 years in prison for ripping off America with their white-collar crimes. But a robber who steals $200 from a convenience store gets, on average, 7.8 years. One need not be a math wizard to see something glaringly wrong with that. Why have the federal prosecutors under the Bush administration been so slow to prosecute, and so lenient with their sentences? Could it be connected to the extensive amounts of money that Bush himself got from the S & Ls during his 1988 campaign?

Was there also a link between the failed Savings & Loans and BCCI? It turns out, yes, and the (now defunct) Miami CenTrust bank chairman David Paul is the key. According to a NBC special on the S & L scandal, Dexter Lehtinen, the temporary appointee to the position of federal prosecutor for south Florida, claims he was obstructed by the government from serving subpoenas on many of the big figures connected to Paul. Lehtinen was never confirmed officially for the position after serving in it for several years - some say this was because of things in his background that might lead to a confirmation fight, but others feel it was because he was digging too deeply into CenTrust's failures. Lehtinen now claims that Paul may have bribed many local and federal officials to cover up for money laundering and secret Carribean accounts to sequester 'narcodollars.' Investigators found that Paul lived a lavish lifestyle, buying gold fixtures and priceless art treasures for his office in the CenTrust building. When CenTrust was starting to face insolvency, Paul found a cash influx from an unsuspected source - BCCI financier Farouk, who tried to use CenTrust to launder money from the Banco Nazionale Lavore (BNL) in Italy. The S & L scandal is, it seems, yet another arm within the Octopus.

Bush's Teapot Dome?: the INSLAW Affair

George Bush's predecessor, Ronald Reagan, had a terribly corrupt administration. There were huge numbers of indictments, resignations, scandals, and accusations of corruption and coverrup. Housing and Urban Development, under Sam "the Invisible Man" Pierce, turned a blind eye as shifty Republican financiers raked in profits off of shady deals involving public housing. Savings and Loan regulators allowed S & L's all over the country to make ridiculously unsound investments and disappear into bankruptcy. But the corruption in the Reagan administration may have been nowhere more shocking than in the Department of Justice, whose anti-pornography crusader, Edwin Meese III, was accused of improprieties regarding the transfer of a company called Wedtech.

Bush's new Attorney General, Richard Thornburgh, may have done Meese one better, bringing the Department of Injustice one step further. For it now stands accused of being a software pirate - of having stole the Inslaw PROMIS database program from its creators without recompensating them. That PROMIS is a program that can be used to track political dissidents, among other things, has been noted by many commentators. Because William Sessions of the FBI was investigating Justice's possible role in the Inslaw/BNL affair, Attorney General William Barr suddenly launched an investigation of Session's misuse of his phone for making personal calls and allowing his wife to be at meetings - hardly the most major of offenses among government bureaucrats! Curious infighting as the ship went down, it seems.

According to Riconsciouto, the INSLAW affair might have been, among other things, a political payoff for the role a former political operative and Justice Department official, Earl Brian, played in the October Surprise. INSLAW was originally a nonprofit organization basically of quasi-governmental nature, which went private in the 1980s in an effort to market its software commercially. PROMIS was marketed to law enforcement agencies as an efficient tool for tracking criminal cases. However, its versatility for use in such wide-ranging areas as political intelligence and monitoring caught the eye of the Justice Department - which would require modifying the program's original design. So Brian first tried to seize INSLAW Corp. in an illegally authorized "hostile takeover," and when that failed, basically stole the PROMIS software outright. Copies of the program were thought to be distributed or sold to, among others, Israel, South Africa, some Central American regimes, and perhaps Saddam Hussein - by the Bush administration - all without consent or compensation for the program's original authors. It is believed that some regimes even today still use chilling, modified versions of the program for tracking political dissidents.

Is the Octopus Still Alive?: Mena, Arkansas and a Clinton Compromise

Riconsciouto claims that Clinton, like Bush, has been "compromised" by the CIA. He says that he personally flew planes carrying illegal shipments of arms to and drugs from the Contra rebels which took off from a secret airstrip near Mena, Arkansas - one which apparently existed with the full knowledge and consent of then-governor Bill Clinton. He and others think that Clinton made a basic "deal" with Bush after he won -- Bush would not criticize Clinton or bring up too much about Whitewater or Mena airstrip, and in return Clinton would not pursue indictments against Bush Administration officials. Today, as the Clinton administration battles off a series of its own political scandals, writers for the alternative media still puzzle over the "mainstream" media's total refusal to look at whatever was going at Mena, in 1992 or now. Because then-governor Clinton may have been permitting the CIA to run a small scale "black operation" right in his own state. So it's obvious that Clinton has no interest in pursuing the Octopus, the question then becomes - even if his administration isn't involved, does it still thrive in its own shadowy centres?

Danny Casolaro may have been killed because he got too close to the truth. The Christic Institute may have been SLAPPed out of existence because of it. Even if the Octopus isn't still operating, there are likely to be various "tentacles" of it who want to cover up the roles that they played in it. It may have branched into things that Casolaro hadn't gotten around to investigating yet. Certainly it tied together a series of sinister forces and operations. George Bush was undoubtedly a key figure, but he isn't going to be running for President again. What's more tragic is the way that he and other co-conspirators may have basically gotten off scot-free. And at this point, it's too early to tell what role Clinton and his administration may or may not be playing in keeping the creature going. Which to me is more important than any unwise land investments he and his wife may have made during the 1980s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Octopus Conspiracy: One Woman’s Search for Her Father’s Killer

 

Illustration: Rina Kushnir

On the morning of July 1, 1981, three bodies were discovered behind a shabby, concrete ranch house on Bob Hope Drive, a main drag in a sand-swept stretch of California’s scorching Coachella Valley. The corpses were sprawled in a semicircle, on chairs and beds that had been dragged into the backyard. Each of the victims—the house’s owner, Fred Alvarez, his girlfriend, Patricia Castro, and a guest named Ralph Boger—had been killed by a single .38-caliber gunshot to the head. Police surmised that Alvarez and his friends had been planning to sleep outdoors to escape the heat of the house, which had no air-conditioning, and were surprised in the dark by one or more assailants. There were few clues and no witnesses left at the scene; the crime had all the hallmarks of a professional hit.

Boger’s daughter, Rachel Begley, who was 13 at the time, says she learned of her father’s death from a television news bulletin. Her parents were divorced, and though she spent occasional days with her dad, riding in his motorcycle’s sidecar, she didn’t know enough about his life to make sense of what had happened. The police would eventually conclude that Boger and Alvarez were killed in connection with shady doings at the nearby Cabazon Indian reservation. But Begley’s mother shielded her from all the murky details of the investigation.

After the murders, Begley went through a rebellious phase and fell in with a bad crowd. By the time she was 15, she was pregnant and had dropped out of high school. Eventually she got her GED and moved to Iowa. She says she would periodically wonder about the case and check in with the police, who never seemed to have any new information. Beyond that, she didn’t have time or tools to delve too deeply.

Then one night in 2007, she idly typed her father’s name into Google. She didn’t find much, but as she clicked through the few results that came up, she found a book entitled The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro. Based on the work of a fringe freelance journalist, the book argued that the 1981 triple slaying was wrapped up in an enormous plot involving arms dealing, private-security firms, and the upper echelons of the Reagan administration. Skeptical but intrigued, Begley dug deeper and discovered that over the years the murder case had taken on a curious life of its own, preserved on obscure websites and nurtured by a grassroots community of obsessives. To these conspiracy theorists, Boger’s killing was the work of a secret syndicate that they called the Octopus, because its tangled tentacles supposedly reached into some of the most powerful organizations in the world.

 

Rachel Begley's hunt started with a simple google search—and became an obsession.
Photo: Andrew Hetherington

Begley’s simple Google search launched a four-year-and-counting odyssey, during which she has devoted herself to tracking down forgotten documents, corresponding with federal prisoners, putting questions to Oliver North, and even confronting the man who may have shot her dad. Her work, she says, has placed her own life in danger and made her a target of the same forces that killed her father. And yet she cannot stop. She keeps following the siren song of the conspiracy theory, the same beguiling cognitive path that lures others to the JFK assassination and Area 51. What was once a family tragedy has blossomed into something else entirely, a vast puzzle whose solution promises to illuminate not only her father’s death but the dark forces behind the world’s apparent chaos.

On a sweltering afternoon last June, Begley was sitting in front of a wheezing Dell Dimension 8300 desktop, beneath a photocopy of a prayer for protection from “evil spirits who prowl about the world,” trying to sum up the dimensions of the Octopus conspiracy. “You’ve got the drug people, mixing with the mafia, mixing with the Hells Angels, mixing with the government—various governments, actually,” she says as she clicks around on the computer. “This is where I piece it all together.”

Begley lives and works in a rickety house at the end of a gravel road, next to a small pond and a rotting wood barn in a rural town outside Louisville, Kentucky, that she doesn’t want named for security reasons. Out front, her “guard dog,” an aging flat-coated retriever named Lucky, lazes beneath her porch. Begley is 43 and heavyset, with piercing blue eyes. On this day, her air conditioner is broken, and her round face glistens with sweat. She has four children, and for the moment she is collecting unemployment and selling a line of weight-loss shakes to make money on the side.

Before she heard about the Octopus, she never gave much thought to politics or read the newspaper, and she certainly didn’t size up her dad—a bearded mechanic who liked to drink, smoke pot, and ride motorcycles—as the type to be tied up in byzantine plots. “I thought it was a normal thing,” Begley says of the killings. “Well, murder is never normal, but I thought somebody went to try and rob them or something.”

In fact, within days of the crime, investigators had fixed their suspicion on John Philip Nichols, who was serving as financial manager for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, a group of fewer than 30 descendants of a desert people that had long inhabited the Coachella Valley. Nichols was encouraging the Cabazons to open a casino, a radical idea at the time that caused clashes with the police and attracted some alleged mob associates to the reservation. Boger’s friend Fred Alvarez, a dissident tribe member, opposed the plan. Before his death, Alvarez had approached a local reporter to talk about blowing the whistle. “There are people out there who want to kill me,” he warned. No one knew what Alvarez was preparing to disclose, but initial speculation involved embezzlement.

When Begley stumbled upon The Octopus, though, she found a more nefarious explanation: Nichols proposed to use the tribe’s sovereign status to build an arms factory on the reservation and ship weapons to Central American rebel groups like the Contras. Drawing heavily on a San Francisco Chronicle investigation, the book reported that he had struck a partnership arrangement with Wackenhut, a private-security firm with alleged ties to the CIA and Republican Party.

 

Begley's father was murdered along with his friend Fred Alvarez, who claimed to have some powerful enemies.
Photo: Andrew Hetherington

That strange story was widely reported in the early 1990s. But since then, others had embroidered those findings with more bizarre information, speculation, and extrapolations. Before long, Begley was tearing through websites and bulletin boards, finding herself drawn into the conspiracy. Much of what she found traced back to Danny Casolaro, the freelance journalist who had been the first to write about a shadowy “international cabal” of covert operatives he dubbed the Octopus. Casolaro tied the Cabazon tribe’s arms company to a Reagan crony, who figured in the so-called October Surprise of 1980 and was connected to a computer program called Promis, which was supposedly used for spying. In 1991, the writer was found dead in the bathtub at a West Virginia hotel, his wrists slashed. Authorities deemed the death a suicide, but others presumed Casolaro was killed because he knew too much.

“Most of the stuff, I didn’t believe,” Begley says. “I thought all these people were making money off my dad’s murder, writing these books.” She was angry enough, in fact, that she was determined to prove the speculators wrong. At the time, Begley was working in customer service for an Internet service provider, which was moving its back-office operations to another state, and she was spending her days sitting idly at her computer, waiting to get laid off. Begley had once worked for a collections agency, and she knew how to track people down. “I went into it with a mindset, I guess, almost like a police officer would,” she says.

No one had ever been charged in the killings. Nichols was long gone—he had died of a heart attack in 2001. But Begley talked to Alvarez’s sister, who recounted her family’s thwarted efforts to get the police to pursue the case. She then found William Hamilton, the developer of the Promis software, who had collaborated with Casolaro on his investigation. Hamilton called her back on her cell phone as she was leaving work one day, and he talked and talked until his battery died. “It was like—boom,” she later said. “He dumped it all in my lap.” Begley may have started out trying to resist the Octopus, but she gradually gave in to the theory’s implications: Her father had been caught up in a vast conspiracy, and it had killed him.

So Begley dove deeper, into the submerged ecosystem of interconnected message boards where initiates continued to discuss and dissect the Octopus. “I was one of those thinking that the conspiracy people were weird,” she posted on one of these boards in 2008. “Then I had my eyes opened, REALLY FAST.”

As she set out on her search, one of the first things Begley did was fashion a new identity. She came up with a screen name, Desertfae, and introduced her character in a series of YouTube videos. The first ones, set to pounding music, consisted of montages of images—an Indian chief, a close-up of her eyes—and cryptic messages: “I am lost … I need your help and guidance to bring closure … I will be silent no longer … Soon the clues and proof will be found.”

As Begley plunged into the world of the conspiracy theorists, she found more than facts and assertions—she found a community with its own rules, ethics, and currency. And it was a difficult one to penetrate; the cluster of people devoted to studying the Octopus tended not to throw their arms open to newcomers. Over the years, they had built a kind of gnostic society, a belief system that was both all-encompassing—a grand unified theory of everything sinister—and exclusionary, open only to the select few who could accept the devastating truth. They were suspicious of outsiders and divided into factions that warred over arcane points, often accusing one another of being double agents.

With persistence and a convert’s zeal, Begley managed to win the trust of some of the leading theorists. She formed a particularly tight bond with Cheri Seymour, a matronly San Diego woman who had been working for nearly 20 years on a book called The Last Circle. The two sealed their friendship with a transaction of weathered documents, the Octopus community’s customary medium of exchange. Copying Seymour’s files, which the author had gathered from archives, courts, and a confidential source’s hidden trailer, Begley glimpsed the far reaches of the speculation: bioweapons, Lebanese heroin shipments, Howard Hughes, the yakuza.

There were many competing interpretations of the Octopus—Seymour was particularly interested in the alleged role of entertainment company MCA—and they were infinitely adaptable, able to accommodate the Patriot Act or the financial crisis. Devotees found and fought one another on sites like Above Top Secret, conspiracy clearinghouses that host every conceivable thread of discussion. Begley forged an alliance with a retired FBI agent who was exploring a link between the Octopus and Satanic cults. She did battle with a prominent UFO enthusiast who thought the Octopus was hiding the government’s collaboration with a colonizing alien force. (In January, online sleuths discovered that alleged Arizona assassin Jared Lee Loughner was a regular poster on Above Top Secret, but his bizarre ramblings about currency and space travel, widely disdained by other contributors, never touched on the Octopus threads.) Begley also developed a venomous rivalry with Virginia McCullough, a California writer who accused her of being an enemy impostor, not really Ralph Boger’s daughter. When Begley posted a copy of her birth certificate online, McCullough called it “a cut-and-paste job.”

“I do not believe that Desertfae is a ‘victim,’ and she has not posted any information that she is who she claims to be,” McCullough wrote on one message board. “She is a low-stage puppet reporting to the puppet master and two or three of his minions.”

The man McCullough called the puppet master is a federal narcotics prisoner named Michael Riconosciuto, Casolaro’s principal source, who had worked for the Cabazon arms company in the 1980s. The convict, who claimed he’d been framed, continued to play a leading role in the factional wars, penning letters in loopy cursive to numerous correspondents. Shortly after Begley began communicating with Riconosciuto, she posted a new video, entitled “OMG Michael Called!!!!!” Looking rattled, she reported that Riconosciuto had warned that the Octopus was watching. Then she cut to shaky handheld footage of a black helicopter that had appeared over her house.

Begley wasn’t scared off the trail. She interviewed retired cops and unearthed new witnesses. She amassed thousands of documents: news clippings, police reports, Casolaro’s notes, leaked memos, reams of legal filings and depositions. (For a secret cabal, the Octopus was remarkably litigious.) Informants found her website or friended her on Facebook and promised they could tell her about the Octopus from the inside. “If you’re involved with some kind of high-level weird thing,” she explains, “and you’ve held it in for 20 or 30 years, and you can’t talk about it, eventually you’re going to be, like, ‘I want to tell somebody before I die.’”

Begley continued to post YouTube videos documenting her investigations, and before long they started winning a small but avid viewership—and not just fellow conspiracy theorists. It seemed the police were paying attention as well. Back when she had first begun investigating, Begley called the police department in Riverside County, where Coachella is located, telling them the case was bigger than Watergate. She got a dismissive response. But after she started posting her videos, she received a phone call telling her that the cold-case squad was reopening the inquiry into her father’s murder.

Soon, Begley focused her attention on one player in the killing: Jimmy Hughes, a former Cabazon reservation employee who worked for John Philip Nichols. In 1984, in the midst of a business dispute, Hughes implicated Nichols to the police, claiming he had ferried a cash payment from Nichols to some unidentified contract killers for the Alvarez hit, which he said his boss had called a “US government covert action.” The police had looked into Hughes’ claims but gradually shifted their suspicion to the informant himself. At that point, Hughes fled town, and the grand jury investigation into the murders fizzled.

Begley discovered that Hughes had become an evangelical minister based in Honduras. In December 2007, she began trying to contact him, but he ignored her. She had an idea why: On the website of a religious group, she discovered an autobiographic essay Hughes had posted that sounded eerily familiar. In it, he called himself “a hit man with a new mission” and told a story of elite military training and a career as a contract killer, a life that was transformed when he was born again. She also found a list of upcoming speaking engagements, which indicated that Hughes was scheduled to address an evangelical banquet in Fresno, California. Begley booked a flight.

On a rainy evening in February 2008, Begley sat in the gilded ballroom of a historic Fresno bank building as Hughes took the floor to preach. Inside her handbag, she carried a hidden camera that peeked out through a discreet hole she’d cut just beneath the zipper. Next to it sat a loaded pistol—just in case.

Hughes, a stocky 51-year-old with a graying buzz cut and raspy voice, bounded around, bellowing tales of his past brutality. Begley, nervous and bleary-eyed from a sleepless cross-country flight, exchanged incredulous text messages with an accomplice who had come along as backup: Mikel Alvarez, Fred’s son. When Hughes finished his performance, Begley and Alvarez came forward with a rush of adrenaline, introducing themselves to the sweat-soaked evangelist as the children of the murder victims.

“Can’t say nothing about that,” Hughes stammered. “It’s a long time ago—it’s in the past.”

“Not for us,” Begley said, insistently. “We’re trying to get resolution.”

“I don’t care who got killed,” Hughes shouted, attracting the bewildered attention of others at the banquet. “I was trainedin the military. I killed people all over the world, right or wrong, because the government ordered me to.”

Hughes stalked off, fuming, and Begley began to cry. That seemed to bother the minister, because he came back, speaking in a tone that was softer but full of veiled menace. Apparently, he had seen her web videos. “Are you aware that that goes all over the world? Are you a crazy lady?” Hughes said. “Think about your children. They need a mother.” He told Begley and Alvarez that the murder was a “mafia hit,” and though he didn’t explicitly admit to carrying it out, he intimated that he knew much more.

“Your parents were involved in some very dangerous things,” Hughes said. “It’s a lot bigger than just the murder of this guy or the murder of that guy. You’re talking political people. You’ve got babies to take care of, mama. Go home tonight and be at peace.”

Suddenly, the murky crime had come into focus, and the conspiracy theorist confronted an unaccustomed feeling: vindication. Hughes’ outburst seemed to confirm Begley’s deepest fears and also her most far-fetched fantasies. After so many decades of false starts and mysterious ends, Begley had finally hit upon something undeniably tangible—an actual lead in the case. Within two days, Begley posted excerpts of the confrontation to YouTube, ending her video with a postscript in stark black and white: “This ‘crazy lady’ wants the murders solved. The Octopus will be exposed.”

Shortly before Begley confronted Hughes, she began cooperating with John Powers, a Riverside County homicide detective who was investigating the reopened 1981 murder case. When Powers saw the video of her run-in with Hughes, he was impressed. “The statements she got from him,” Powers says, “no police officer would ever have been able to get.” He and Begley went on to form an unusually tight partnership. She shared everything she learned with the man she called “my detective” and helped to persuade a pair of reluctant witnesses to offer damning testimony against Hughes.

Still, the case had to overcome some curious obstacles. Powers was surprised to find that the records of the 1980s grand jury investigation had somehow disappeared. And it turned out that the district attorney of Riverside County, a long-serving prosecutor, was actually related to Hughes. Because of the conflict of interest, the case was transferred to the California attorney general’s office. After much procedural wrangling, a warrant was finally issued. In September 2009, Hughes was arrested at Miami’s international airport. Begley posted a celebratory video, scored to Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida.” It flashed up an image of Hughes’ mug shot, across which she had scrawled: “Gotcha.”

As fond as he was of Begley, Powers’ arrest complaint completely ignored the Octopus conspiracy. The detective doubted that a jury would believe—or even be able to follow—the abstruse connections that purportedly linked Hughes to the CIA, the Contras, and all the rest. Instead, he wanted to focus on the old dispute over building a casino on the Cabazon reservation. “Nichols thought he was going to be making millions, and Fred Alvarez was a threat to that,” Powers says. “That was motive enough for murder.”

 

Begley's prime target, Jimmy Hughes, at a pretrial hearing in July in Indio, California.
Photo: Andrew Hetherington

On the afternoon of July 1, the 29th anniversary of the murders, a grim-faced Begley walked into a courtroom in Indio, California, for an important hearing. The chamber was packed with an expectant crowd of reporters, members of Hughes’ family, and a few supporters from the Octopus community, including Cheri Seymour. Hughes was ushered in, wearing chains and an orange jumpsuit.

Then Michael Murphy, a dapper prosecutor from the attorney general’s office, rose and delivered a shocking blow. “We have lost confidence in our ability to proceed with the prosecution,” he said. Begley closed her eyes tightly as the prosecutor gave a vague reason for his sudden about-face, something about “new information” and a reassessment of the evidence. Begley was allowed to address the court. “How many people must die or suffer at the hands of Jimmy Hughes,” she asked, “before he is brought to justice?” But the judge dismissed the charges anyway. It was enough to make you wonder, if you were of a certain mindset, whether the fix was in.

Afterward, Powers stood next to Begley outside the courtroom as she addressed the television cameras, sobbing. The detective was disgusted by the outcome. The attorney general’s office gave no further public explanation for its decision, but Powers sensed that the prosecutors were eager to “dump” the case. Murphy, he said, started to question the credibility of the witnesses Begley had uncovered. Throughout, Begley had used Twitter and Facebook to mobilize the Octopus believers to pressure Murphy, and at least a few called the prosecutor to urge him to look beyond Hughes and dig into the myriad connections they had spent decades documenting. Begley’s devotion and inventive use of the Internet had helped to ensnare Hughes, but the obsessions of her fellow travelers may have helped to undermine the prosecutor’s confidence. (Murphy declined to comment.)

Powers, for his part, doubts there ever was an Octopus. The detective blames Nichols, the self-aggrandizing adviser who convinced the Cabazons to build a casino, for conjuring the intrigue that continued to befog the case long after his death. “Nichols had a lot of people fooled,” Powers says, “believing that he was some secret spook working for the government.” Even Nichols’ own underlings bought into his mystique; Powers thought it entirely plausible that Hughes truly believed his boss gave orders on behalf of shadowy overlords. In that sense, the Octopus may have existed, if only as a deceived and malignant state of mind.

On the night of his release, Hughes emerged from jail into a furnace blast of desert darkness. “Only God can justify and vindicate those who are really innocent,” he triumphantly told reporters outside the Indio jailhouse. Fearing retribution, Begley had already split, driving over the mountains to San Diego, where she holed up at Seymour’s house. “It’s not over by a long shot,” she told me on the phone. Her cell phone kept ringing: the Los Angeles Times, Dateline NBC, her newly materialized pro bono lawyer, a victims’ rights advocate who often appeared on Nancy Grace’s talk show.

Finally, the world seemed to be listening. “Actually, this might be better,” Begley says, sounding curiously invigorated. Though this experience has been draining, it has given her a sense of purpose, of a momentous cause. Hughes might be free, heading back to Honduras, but in a way, defeat offered a perverse validation. The Octopus wouldn’t be the enemy she thought it was if it gave up its secrets so easily. “You’re going to find out real soon,” Begley says, “that the world isn’t what you think it is.”

Andrew Rice (andrewrice75@yahoo.com) is the author of The Teeth May Smile but the Heart Does Not Forget. This is his first piece for Wired

 

 

 

ACH in Jacksonville

By Staff Report

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Dec 12, 2008 @ 11:46 PM

Significant dates in the 56-year history of the Jacksonville ACH Food Companies facility in Jacksonville.

1952 — Mrs. Tucker’s Foods plant opens to produce shortening and is later acquired by Anderson Clayton Co. of Oklahoma City.
The same year, HumKo, a Memphis-based manufacturer of lard substitutes and oils, is acquired by Kraft Foods.

1987 — Kraft purchases Anderson Clayton Foods and merges it with HumKo to form Kraft Food Ingredients.

1995 — Associated British Foods of London acquires Kraft Food Ingredients, naming it AC HumKo.

2000 — AC HumKo renamed ACH Food Companies Inc.

2008 — ACH Food Companies announces it is closing the plant over the next six to nine months.

 

 

 

 

 

Galv= cotton port – exchange – longies

 

And see md Anderson in hou - hosp

 

 

ANDERSON, CLAYTON AND COMPANY

ANDERSON, CLAYTON AND COMPANY. Anderson, Clayton and Company, cotton merchants, was founded by brothers-in-law Frank E. Anderson and William Lockhart Clayton, cotton merchants, and Monroe D. Anderson, a banker. The partnership was established in Oklahoma City on August 1, 1904. In 1905 Benjamin Clayton, Will's younger brother and an expert in rail and steamship transportation, joined the firm. Company headquarters moved to Houston in 1916 to be nearer the deep-water port facilities of the Houston Ship Channel.

World War I demands for cotton enhanced the company's fortunes. As its buying and distributing organization expanded, the firm acquired storage and compressors for American cotton handling and improved its finance and insurance arrangements. As United States exports and banking accommodations grew, Anderson, Clayton set up overseas distributing agents. By the mid-1920s company trading firms were operating in Europe, Egypt, India, and China.

In the Great Depression, Farm Board price-support legislation and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act necessitated geographical diversification to protect the firm's interests from the uncertainties of government policy. Development of an organization for accumulating, handling, selling, and distributing cotton abroad allowed Anderson, Clayton ultimately to sell any nation's cotton to any nation's spinners. New South American subsidiaries were set up, and, as cotton growing in other countries spread, the firm followed, offerings its services. At home, cottonseed-oil refineries produced salad oils, shortenings, and cattle feed under a variety of trademarks. By 1940 Anderson, Clayton could provide American cotton growers with service and supervision at all stages of cotton production, ginning, by-products merchandising, and finance. Before World War II the company purchased Gulf Atlantic Warehousing to improve its access to cotton resources and built a lab for the development of disease-resistant cottonseed.

From 1928 to 1930 and again in 1936 Anderson, Clayton and Company was investigated by the United States Senate on charges of manipulating the market. William L. Clayton, later assistant United States secretary of state, responded to the charges, and no action was taken. Clayton's successful negotiations with northern investors for "Southern delivery" to non-New York ports on cotton futures contracts altered a long-standing tradition and aided the firm.

After initial war-related setbacks Anderson, Clayton continued to sell cotton in Europe in the 1940s, avoiding conflict by quick turnover of its supplies. To aid in the war effort, the company used its line of barges and tugs to transport fuels, and the Long Reach Machine Works, built in 1942 to manufacture cotton-handling machinery, was converted to army ordnance production.

The company was incorporated in 1929 and remained private until 1945. At that time it went public and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The move allowed the M. D. Anderson Foundation to purchase land for the Texas Medical Center through sale of company stock. By 1945, with 223 gins, 33 cottonseed oil plants, and 123 warehouses worldwide, Anderson, Clayton and Company was called the largest buyer, seller, storer, and shipper of raw cotton in the world by Fortune Magazine. Its subsidiaries included a marine insurance company, the barge line, bagging and cotton-blanket mills, a Mexican loan bank, and the machine works. After 1950 sales in the international market reached 3½ percent of all the world's production, and the multimillion-dollar corporation came to be known as ACCO, or the Big Store.

When rayon threatened the cotton market after the war, ACCO further diversified, reducing its cotton interests by half and adding industrials, government warehousing services, and other interests. A Foods Division was organized after the purchase of Mrs. Tucker's Foods of Sherman, Texas, in 1952 and by 1954 ACCO sold Chiffon margarine and Seven Seas dressing and owned some of the first consumer-product franchises in Mexico. By 1965 the company handled approximately 15 percent of Brazilian coffee exports and a substantial quantity from other countries, as well as cocoa exports and soybean processing.

By 1977 Anderson, Clayton and Company maintained firms or exclusive agents for cotton in over forty nations; had expanded its Ranger trademark insurance ventures, founded in 1923, with acquisition of Pan Am Insurance in 1968 and American Founders Life in 1977; and had acquired Igloo Corporation, a producer of thermoplastic beverage containers and ice chests. The company climaxed its shipping investments as cooperator of the first nuclear-powered merchant ship, the Savannah.

Pruning of operations began in the 1960s, and by 1973 the firm had withdrawn from cotton merchandising everywhere except in Brazil and Mexico and considered itself chiefly a producer of food products. In the fiscal year 1982 gross sales reached $1.9 billion and net income $55.4 million. The company employed 15,000 persons worldwide. Anderson, Clayton and Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Quaker Oats Company in 1986, when Quaker Oats purchased the Anderson Clayton stock. Some food products, notably Gaines dog food, continued to be marketed under the name Anderson Clayton, but the company's Houston headquarters was closed and the stock was delisted.

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Many of Jacksonville's industries have stood the test of time and continue to provide employment and other major benefits for our town.

Jacksonville is also the host city for Eli Bridge Company, the world's oldest manufacturer of Ferris Wheels and other amusement rides. W.E. Sullivan founded the firm with the introduction of his first portable "Big Eli" Wheel on the Jacksonville Square on May 23, 1900.

EMI Manufacturing, formerly Capitol Records, also constructed a plant in this city in 1964. The local site has produced music industry merchandise ranging from Beatles albums to Garth Brooks CDs.

MII Fixtures - Lundia Division came to town in 1968 as Myers Industries and was later called Lundia-Myers. The facility employs between 100 and 125 people at present. The main products manufactured by the company include door fixtures, display fixtures, shelving materials and mobile file systems.

ACH Food Companies, Inc., started in Jacksonville as Mrs. Tucker's Foods in 1951 and was owned by Anderson, Clayton & Co. In later years the facility was owned by Quaker Oats and then the Kraft Corporation. Today it is owned by parent company Associated British Foods. ACH Food Companies, Inc., is a major manufacturer of margarine and shortening products and currently employs approximately 260 people.

The facility today owned by Pactive was originally a branch of Kordite Corporation and was built in Jacksonville in 1957. The Mobil Chemical Corporation purchased the bsuiness in 1962. In 1995 the facility became Tenneco Packaging and in 1999, Pactiv. Employing approximately 1,000 people, Pactive is a major United States manufacturer of Hefty products and ours is the main facility for production of Hefty® OneZip® food storage bags and and Hefty®CinchSak® garbage bags.

Jacksonville, Illinois, is a lovely community with a rich heritage and diverse culture. Both urban and rural in nature, Jacksonville is an excellent place to visit, in which to work and to live and raise families.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anderson Clayton Corp. (www.andersonclayton.com) is headquartered in Fresno, California, and, through its offices and gins in California and Arizona, provides farmers with all services related to the processing of cotton.  Qualified farmers are financed for crop inputs through its subsidiary ACCO Finance Co.  Thirteen gins (Upland and Long-Staple) provide ginning services to farmers.  Anderson Clayton warehouses in California and Arizona store cotton for farmers and merchants.  QC (US) Marketing, Inc., Anderson Clayton's affiliate, offers cotton marketing services to farmers.  Anderson Clayton is also a major supplier of wholecotton seed to the feed and dairy markets in the Western United States.  In 1997, Anderson Clayton Corp. was acquired by Queensland Cotton Holdings Limited, an Australian publicly-listed company that is one of the top 10 cotton companies in the world.

 

 

 

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COUNTDOWN 2008 WILL NUNN COME BACK? A Georgia political giant

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) - Sunday, July 13, 2008

Author/Byline: MATT KEMPNER, CAMERON MCWHIRTER ; Staff
Edition: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Section: News
Page: A1

For the past eight summers, Sam Nunn has spent a week with friends at a manor house in Scotland. The powerful men play golf at famous links, eat fine food and relax.

Only the 69-year-old Nunn doesn't relax. He wakes at 5 a.m. to hit practice balls, his preparation giving him an edge on his sleeping friends.

This year, Nunn appears to be preparing for something beyond his putt. He told his annual host, venture capitalist and friend John Imlay, he might skip the August trip this year.

Nunn didn't explain, but Imlay doesn't see any mystery. The Democratic National Convention is Aug. 25-28, when presidential nominee Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination alongside a choice for vice president. Many pundits believe Nunn is on the short list.

Nunn has been here before. Since the 1980s, the former U.S. senator from Georgia and Armed Services Committee chairman has surfaced numerous times as a possible candidate for high political office, from president to vice president to secretary of defense. Each time he backed away.

This time, Nunn could step in.

"He's frustrated now like a lot of people," Imlay said. Big issues such as energy policy, the war in Iraq and health care -- and Washington's inability to deal with them -- are weighing on the former senator. And that has Nunn motivated, Imlay said. "He loves to solve the problem."

Gordon Giffin, former chief counsel for Nunn and now an Atlanta lawyer, had breakfast with his old boss this month. He said Nunn seemed to have studied Obama's entire platform. "He thinks he can make a contribution now."

The fact that Nunn's name has surfaced again this year as a possible running mate or Cabinet member points to his status as one of Washington's most influential politicians during a career that spanned three decades. That reputation has continued in the 11 years since he left office.

Nunn already is serving as a foreign policy and national security adviser to Obama. Obama's team said the Illinois senator "deeply respects Senator Nunn's leadership on national security."

Not surprisingly, Nunn is cagey on the subject of the vice presidency, but he doesn't rule out the possibility.

"I don't have any overriding ambition to go back into government," Nunn said in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "It just depends on what he [Obama] wants and whether I feel I would fit the needs that he has."

Nunn has shown a willingness to make a political comeback. Unhappy with partisan polarization in Washington, Nunn last year floated the idea of making an independent run for the presidency.

Later, he dropped such talk and endorsed Obama.

Arnold Punaro, who was Nunn's chief of staff on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the nation's daunting problems have made Nunn -- a lifelong Democrat with gravitas and a reputation as a problem-solver -- a particularly attractive candidate this year.

"It's pretty clear to everyone that as a nation we have some very, very serious issues that we have to deal with, especially in the national security area. ... It's going to take a Sam Nunn-caliber individual."

Famously analytical, Nunn's career of achievements and demurrals is grounded in calculation and consideration. Before making any big decision, he studies pros and cons on a yellow legal pad, his wife, Colleen, said.

Nunn agonized for months in 1987 as powerful people urged him to run for president. He even drafted two letters for his staff, one announcing his run, the other explaining why he backed away. Deciding he didn't have a strong enough desire, he passed out the second one.

Nunn said he discouraged presidential contenders from considering him for vice president in 1984, 1988 and 1992. And three more times, he says, he begged off becoming secretary of defense.

In the 11 years since he left the Senate, Nunn has kept busy on issues of major import. He heads an international initiative to halt nuclear proliferation. And last year he made $1.2 million sitting on the boards of some of America's largest corporations, including Chevron, Coca-Cola, General Electric and Dell.

Though he works among the powerful in Washington and in America's corporate boardrooms, Nunn's role isn't flashy. As a result, even many Georgians don't know who he is. This year -- before the vice presidential speculation heated up -- a poll of state voters pegged Nunn's name recognition at "well below" 50 percent, said Atlanta pollster and commentator Matt Towery of InsiderAdvantage.

But Nunn has kept up his credentials in political circles, especially moderate, pro-military elements of the Democratic Party. They've rallied to Nunn for his middle-of-the-road politics, instinct to find compromise and thoughtful, even wonkish, discussion of serious issues.

Pundits say Nunn could help make up for Obama's lack of foreign policy and defense experience. Newsweek's Jonathan Alter wrote July 4 that Nunn "may be the best pick" for Obama. "He's white, Southern and comfortable."

But some cite Nunn's age and insider status as at odds with Obama's promise of change. Further, Nunn's hawkish reputation in the Senate and support for the "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays in the military could antagonize liberal Democrats.

If Nunn jumps back into national politics, it would be another twist in an extraordinary political year. Potentially, the nation's first black president could have as vice president a white man who grew up in segregated Middle Georgia -- and who in the 1970s sought the endorsement of then-segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace.

In 1972, Nunn made the most daring campaign run of his life. A young, little-known state representative, he launched a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat that opened when Richard Russell died. He faced off against then-Gov. Jimmy Carter's handpicked candidate. Nunn cobbled together a coalition of supporters, both black and white.

He won, and he never again faced a close election, cruising to victory three more times.

Nunn built on his earlier experience on Capitol Hill, where he was a staffer thanks to his powerful great-uncle, U.S. Rep. Carl Vinson. Participating in a congressional fact-finding trip to Europe, Nunn encountered two things that would change his life.

First, at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, he met his future wife, Colleen, who was working as a spy for the Central Intelligence Agency. Second, Nunn was at a U.S. base in Germany when the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Nunn said the crisis motivated him to find ways to lessen the chances of nuclear conflict.

Over a 24-year career in the Senate, Nunn was one of the most powerful politicians dealing with the U.S. military: endorsing weapons systems, handling procurement of billions of dollars and planning for wars and threats to U.S. security. He dealt with an array of other issues as well, some of which remain controversial.

Nunn helped fashion the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 1993, which prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military but stopped incoming servicemen and women from being asked whether they were homosexual. Gay rights activists deplore the policy.

"It's un-American to the utmost degree," said David Smith of the Human Rights Campaign.

Nunn doesn't second-guess his stand, but he suggested that the mood of the nation has changed and that the military should reconsider the policy.

"There's a lot more tolerance now," he said. "I think that's good."

As part of the controversy, it came to light that Nunn had encouraged two gay staffers in his office to leave their jobs because CIA and Defense Department rules at the time prohibited gays from getting security clearance.

One of the men, Ralph White, recently told a gay newspaper that he was still hurt by Nunn's move. The other, Greg Baldwin, now a lawyer in Miami, told the AJC that Nunn treated him fairly and didn't have much of a choice. "I may have to hand in my gay credentials for saying this, but I would vote for him."

Nunn's political problems went beyond the gay community in the 1990s. In a move that surprised many, he opposed the 1991 Persian Gulf War, pushing instead for extended economic sanctions.

His political standing took a hit. In 1996, Nunn decided to not seek re-election.

He found prestigious but less public places to use his skills, landing seats on the boards of some of the nation's biggest corporations. The new work, he said, made him "infinitely better off" financially than he was in the Senate.

But those corporate connections could be fodder for critics in a political campaign. Nunn, for example, is a director of Chevron in an era of $4-a-gallon gas and global warming questions. He also serves on the compensation committees for the boards of GE and Dell, where there have been controversies tied to high CEO pay and perks. Dell was rated as one of the worst offenders of "pay-for-failure" -- dishing out big money to top executives even as the company's performance soured compared with peers, according to the Corporate Library, a governance research firm.

Still, Nunn garnered a reputation among colleagues as a thoughtful, studious director.

"Ability to analyze is ability to analyze, whether it's foreign relations or the Coke board," said Jimmy Williams, who sits on Coke's board with the former senator.

His role as a director has been active, colleagues say. Nunn was expected to lend a prominent name and a bevy of government contacts when he joined the

 

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Internet Security Systems.

 

But he also thought up a way to ally the Atlanta company with insurers to win new clients, former chief executive

 

Tom Noonan

 

recalled. "It became a huge part of our business."

Friends say Nunn's great passion isn't business, but policy. The AJC interviewed Nunn at Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, where he is an unpaid professor. He spoke in a conference room decorated with photos of his days as a power broker, standing beside presidents and world leaders from the 1970s, '80s and '90s. Nunn's hair is grayer, his skin more tanned than in his days on Capitol Hill. Some things don't change, though: He still favors big eyeglasses, a remnant of his nerdy persona that survived a quarter-century in office.

"I'm boring, but never bored," Nunn joked.

With the financial backing of CNN founder Ted Turner, Nunn helped start and lead the Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit that scours the world to secure and curb weapons of mass destruction. With a $9.6 million budget last year, the organization attempts to push the threat of nuclear proliferation to the front of the foreign policy agenda. Its work includes keeping former Soviet weapons scientists from joining rogue nations and supporting creation of a nuclear fuel bank to deter nations from building their own stockpiles.

His efforts have earned him plaudits from wealthy donors such as Warren Buffett and Turner. "As far as I'm concerned," Turner said, "he could be president of the United States."

If Obama offers Nunn a meaningful post, friends say he'll accept. Once he takes that step, the hesitation will be gone.

Unlike many people who fall behind on the golf course, Nunn keeps on playing, said Turner Enterprises President Taylor Glover, who counts himself among Nunn's closest friends. "He will fight until the last putt."

On the current Iraq war: "I think going in was a bad mistake, a tragic mistake. But you still have a responsibility to come out in a way that is as stabilizing as possible for the region. ... I never have been much of a believer in timetables in terms of war."

On why he turned down being defense secretary "two or three times:" "I've talked to a number of them over a period of time, and every one of them tells me you can pick out a couple of things to do on the offense and the rest of it is reactive: procurement problems, personnel problems, a huge number of things that come at you. So there is no doubt in my mind I got more done as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee than I would have gotten done as secretary of defense."

On the future of Iraq: "You are going to have some continued conflict no matter when we leave this place. It's not going to be a win in the sense that America likes to think of winning. It's going to be much more of a murky period. What you hope is that Iraq will not be a haven for terrorists and there will not be a large-scale civil war."

-- Cox White House correspondent Bob Deans contributed to this article.

KEY DATES

1938: Born in Macon, grows up in Perry.

1959-1960: Serves active duty in U.S. Coast Guard.

1962: Graduates from Emory Law School. Later practices law and heads Perry Chamber of Commerce.

1964: Has his only known brush with the law, a car accident after a party. News reports state he was fined for leaving the scene after he struck a parked car and crashed his car in a ditch.

1968-72: Serves as state representative.

1972: Wins U.S. Senate seat.

1978, 1984 and 1990: Is re-elected to the Senate without any serious challenge.

1996: Doesn't seek re-election.

1997: Joins corporate boards including Coke and General Electric, is named a senior partner at law firm King & Spalding, becomes an unpaid distinguished professor at Georgia Tech.

2001: Helps found the nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative, based in Washington.

AUGUST 2007: Considers nonpartisan run for president and says he won't be a candidate for vice president.

APRIL 2008: Endorses Obama, becomes a campaign adviser and no longer rules himself out as a vice presidential or Cabinet selection.

NUNN TIDBITS

AGE: 69

WIFE: Colleen Nunn, a former CIA spy.

CHILDREN: Michelle, Brian

WORK: Co-chairman, chief executive, Nuclear Threat Initiative; on board of directors for Coca-Cola Co., Chevron, General Electric, Dell; unpaid professor at Georgia Tech; chairman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a Washington nonprofit.

SENATE CAREER: 1972 until early 1997. Chairman of the Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

HOMES: Midtown Atlanta and St. Simons Island

MILITARY SERVICE: Served in the Coast Guard.

PEACE: Nominated with U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) for the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to reduce nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union.

Caption: Photo BEN GRAY / bgray@ajc.com Photo BEN GRAY / bgray@ajc.com Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) was a fixture on vice presidential short lists until he left politics in 1997. Now he says he'd consider a job in an Obama presidency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGIA FOCUS: For ISS, nasty Love Bug virus is good business - Thriving: Atlanta-based seller of Internet security software expects strong sales and profit this year. - DAILY INVESTING REPORT

The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution - Friday, May 12, 2000

Author/Byline: FROM NEWS SERVICES
Edition: Home; The Atlanta Constitution
Section: Business
Page: H6

Internet Security Systems (ticker symbol ISSX), the top seller of Internet security software, expects sales and profit to soar this year, spurred by viruses like the Love Bug that hit computers worldwide last week, said Chief Executive Officer Tom Noonan .

''In some strange way, these things are actually good for us by forcing us to proactively deal with the real issues'' of computer security, he said.

Shares of the Atlanta-based company Thursday jumped $7.18 3/4, or 9 percent, to $86.68 3/4.

Internet Security Systems took in many new orders after busy Web sites such as eBay, the top auction site, and Yahoo, the top search engine, were attacked by hackers in early February. First-quarter sales jumped 71 percent to $32.3 million from $22.9 million, and net income more than doubled to $3.07 million, or 7 cents a share, from $1.18 million, or 3 cents.

That kind of performance will continue, said Noonan in an interview with Bloomberg News.

''Companies are using our software more aggressively to counteract'' these kinds of attacks, he said. Internet Security Systems sells software, which monitors a network for disruptions and intruders, to banks, telecommunications carriers and government agencies with average sales prices in the millions of dollars.

The 6-year-old company is thriving because of electronic commerce. Thousands of small businesses that want to sell electronically to customers like General Motors, the largest automaker, or Boeing Co., the top airplane builder, need smaller versions of its software or security monitoring services, Noonan said.

Internet Security Systems now derives about 60 percent of sales from licenses with the remainder from services, the CEO said. Over time, it hopes to even that out, selling ''desperately needed security'' for small businesses that want to do business online.

The company now has about 6,000 customers. Nearly a quarter of revenue comes from sales to its 25 biggest customers. Several of the world's biggest phone companies, including AT&T in the United States and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone in Japan, distribute its products.

Noonan, 39, a Harvard Business School graduate who co-founded the company, cited a study by International Data Corp. that said it had a 49 percent share of the market for network-security software, compared with about 17 percent for Network Associates, in second place.

The company plans to use some of its $129 million in cash and securities for acquisitions of ''unique technologies,'' Noonan said. It also plans to expand a new marketing relationship with

 

Marsh & McLennan Cos.,

 

the largest insurance broker, to sell products linked to e-commerce policies.

Meanwhile, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS), whose shares were up 43 3/4 cents to $61.25, believes there isn't any distinction between the "new economy" and the "old economy."

The real business frontier is in supply chain management, according to UPS Vice President Michael Eskew.

That statement before an audience in London echoes a theme that emerged at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and recent remarks made by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

Not surprisingly, perhaps, UPS believes it is at the forefront of this new frontier. Gone are the days when the company was simply about those brown vans most people associate with UPS.

Next month, for example, UPS' capital arm will begin a pilot of its Global Trade Finance operation in the United Kingdom, Eskew said. It will be similar to a scheme already begun in Hong Kong that acts as a one-stop shop for credit risk mitigation, financing and payment administration.

At this stage, the size and market for the scheme in Britain is uncertain, but Eskew said it is one of several moves the company is making to expand its core business of package delivery.

In a nutshell, he said, supply chain management involves the logistics of bringing products together from all over the world in a precise choreography that sees American firms spend some $862 billion a year. Worldwide, he estimated the expenditure to be $3 trillion.

"Make no mistake," he said at this week's Bank of America (BAC) growth stocks conference, "the morphing of the physical distribution, information technology and financial services industries into one streamlined enterprise will have a tremendous impact on the way all of us do business in the coming decade."

"There is only one economy," Eskew told Dow Jones News Service before his remarks.

He said UPS has more than 100 ventures with high-tech companies and receives about 21 million hits a day on its Web site, so that it now deals with the vast majority of tracking inquiries online.

For many years, UPS has spent more on technology than on trucks, he added.

The use of the Internet and similar technology not only saves time and money, but is creating new opportunities for UPS, Eskew said.

Building on its core business, UPS in February agreed to track and coordinate Ford Motor Co.'s (F) vehicles from factory floor to dealership. Cisco Systems (CSCO) has asked UPS to create a European distribution network.

Eskew feels there are further opportunities to build such relationships with other companies.

In January it bought a French logistics company, Sofecome, which could be one of several deals to expand UPS' after-sales and customer support efforts in Europe.

In other trading, restaurant operator Rare Hospitality International (RARE) surged $4.62 1/2 to $34.62 1/2, on more than five times average daily volume.

Caption: Graphic: TRACKING THE STOCK Thursday's close: $86.68 3/4, up $7.18 3/4 Source: Bloomberg News / TROY OXFORD / Staff Photo: CEO Tom Noonan says companies are using their software more aggressively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christopher J. Rouland

Mr. Christopher Rouland, CEO and Co-Founder of Endgame Systems has over 20 years of experience in the field of information security. Mr. Rouland previously held the position of CTO and Distinguished Engineer of IBM Internet Security Systems after IBM purchased Internet Security Systems, Inc. in 2006. Prior to the IBM acquisition of ISS, Chris held the position of CTO of ISS where he was responsible for the overall technical direction of the ISS product and services portfolio. Prior to his executive roles at IBM and ISS, Chris was the original Director of the famed X-Force vulnerability research team which was responsible for the discovery of hundreds of security vulnerabilities.

Daniel Ingevaldson

Mr. Daniel Ingevaldson, COO and Co-Founder of Endgame Systems was previously the Director of Technology Strategy with IBM Internet Security Systems. Prior to the acquisition of ISS by IBM in 2006, Mr. Ingevaldson held various positions within the ISS Professional Services organization where he lead the X-Force Penetration Testing consulting practice, and as Director of X-Force R&D where he helped expand the research capacity of the X-Force zero-day vulnerability identification and disclosure program.

Raymond Gazaway

Mr. Raymond Gazaway, Senior Vice President and Co-Founder of Endgame Systems was previously the Vice President of Worldwide Professional Security Services with IBM Internet Security Systems. Ray joins Endgame Systems with over 30 years of government and commercial services experience and executive management positions with IBM, Internet Security Systems and Dun and Bradstreet.

David Miles

Mr. David Miles, Vice President of Engineering and Co-Founder of Endgame Systems, brings nearly 10 years of experience in information security and was previously the Director of R&D within ISS Professional Security Services managing strategic security research engagements, designing and delivering custom cyber security products and solutions, as well as assisting in emergency response services and forensic investigations. Prior to that, in X-Force, he designed and implemented processes and procedures for delivery of hundreds of security content updates for the entire ISS product portfolio.

Mark Snell

Mr. Mark Snell, Chief Financial Officer of Endgame Systems, oversees all aspects of Finance and Administration including financial planning, reporting and analysis, investor relations, human resources, information technology and office management. Prior to Endgame Systems, he was Corporate Controller at Suniva, a solar cell manufacturer based in Atlanta, Georgia. At Suniva, he helped to develop the financial infrastructure and systems to manage a business that would quickly become recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the Southeast. Earlier in his career, Mark served as Corporate Controller of Servigistics, a software developer in the service lifecycle space and in various positions of financial management for IBM and Internet Security Systems. Mark holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. Mark is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.

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Mr. Thomas E. Noonan is the Chief Executive Officer and President at JouleX, Inc. He assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer at JouleX in 2010 and also remains a Partner at TechOperators, which he co-founded in 2008. Mr. Noonan is the former chair, Executive Officer and President of Internet Security Systems, which was acquired by IBM for $1.5 billion. Prior to ISS, he held senior positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software, where he was a Vice President, ... Worldwide Marketing. Mr. Noonan serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Noro-Moseley Partners. He is active in numerous professional societies and serves on the boards of Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, the Carter Center’s Board of Counselors, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Young President’s Organization. Mr. Noonan holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Business degree from Harvard.

 

 

 

HBGary's leaked e-mail ain't getting boring yet

Endgame Systems caught up in HBGary Federal leak...

By Patrick Gray

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February 21, 2011 -- 

One interesting little organisation to come to the attention of the information security industry since HBGary Federal got popped is a US-based company named Endgame Systems.

It's a slightly shadowy information security company based in the US that appears to offer its services almost exclusively to the US military and intelligence apparatus.

It was founded in 2008 by a bunch of senior ex-ISS execs and founders like Chris Rouland and Thomas Noonan.

Well, thanks to the "liberation" of HBGary's e-mail by Anonymous and the leak-sifters over at Cryptome, we've now all got access to everything from a high-level overview of Endgame's "capabilities" to its pricelist and a sample report.

All three documents are instructive reading.

It seems Endgame does everything from selling stacks of 0day for use in "information operations," as well as unspecified tools used in "information assurance". The company tracks botnets, too, with some interesting results that are linked to below.

But what caught my eye was slide seven of a presentation, which you can find here [.zip], in which the company boasts of "active vulnerability assessment" and "identification of known vulnerable systems".

Massive, international vulnerability recon and intelligence for US military and intelligence applications, all done in the private sector.

The service sounds a lot like Metlstorm's "low hanging kiwi fruit"* project from a couple of years ago, only these guys charge millions for it [.pdf]. Have a look at a sample report from the company here [.zip].

This sort of information comes in handy. You never know when you'll need to know version of Apache Aeroflot's facilities at Moscow Sheremetevo Airport are running. (1.3.33 on Win32, in case you're wondering.)

HBGary's spools just keep coughing up interesting stuff. I'll be fascinated to see what else surfaces.

* A brief blurb on Metl's project can be found on this page. It's referred to as "low scuttling chilli crab". It's a Singapore thing.

 

 

 

 

 

Note SCB noonan link –

to emory prof – biz school –

 

links – “dash” site – dick hart - scb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hbgary – ISS –

Klaus - Emory - noonan

 

 

 

Undergraduate Business School Leadership Conference (UBSLC)

 

Speakers


 

Our keynote for UBSLC 2010 included:


Christopher W. Klaus
Founder & CEO, Kaneva

As founder and chief executive officer of Kaneva, a rapidly growing virtual entertainment world, Christopher W. Klaus is focused on driving overall vision and strategy. Klaus is highly regarded as one of the youngest and brightest Internet pioneers of our time as well as a foremost philanthropist and community leader.

Kaneva founder, Christopher Klaus, foresaw that the future of the Internet included the 3D web. With a personal passion for community-building, socialization and gaming, Chris and Kaneva co-founder Greg Frame developed a massively multi-player online (MMO) gaming platform that converges digital entertainment, gaming, Web 2.0 with an immersive 3D environment.

Prior to founding Kaneva, Klaus founded and served as the chief security advisor of Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS), a company he created in 1994 and sold to IBM in 2006. As a world renowned Internet pioneer, Klaus was one of the first to recognize the emerging need for Internet security and developed the first vulnerability scanning technology. During his time at ISS, Klaus consistently lead the company’s technology vision, contributed significantly to its business strategy and was instrumental in helping organizations around the world safeguard critical data. During his time at ISS, Klaus testified at several U.S. Senate and House of Representative Hearings on issues surrounding cyber security and was selected to co-chair the Technical Standards and Common Criteria Task Force for the Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Summit – a private sector sponsored task force within the President’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

A former student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Klaus decided to share his success by donating $15 million in 1999 for the construction of a new building on the Georgia Tech campus – the Klaus Advanced Computing Building – representing the largest personal donation from anyone of his generation, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Opened in 2006, the building was designed to inspire students to also give back, as well as accelerate future technology innovation, making a positive, direct impact to our digital lifestyle and the global online community.

Appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Klaus currently sits on the Film, Video, and Music Advisory Commission where he plays an active role in helping define legislation to support the number of films and games made in Georgia. He is a game advisor to American Intercontinental University (AIU), serves on the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Board of Visitors as well as the boards of VerticalOne, the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA), Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB), and the Georgia Tech College of Computing Advisory Board.

Further demonstrating his commitment to creating more opportunities for entrepreneurs and in giving back to the community, Klaus is involved at a high level in groups such as: The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Hands on Atlanta, Hands on Network, C.A.R.E., the Technology Association of Georgia and The Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From heminghous site -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heminghous – Pennell – Wackenhut – cia – rummy – cheney – gwb - ghwb

 

pennell - guards - contractors - prince - carlyle - cia - nsa - inman - rummy - gates - cheney - carlucci - ghwb - gwb - tampa - drugs - organized crime

 

nudo and apl

 

*(ILDA – LGPD) *jennings/heminghous at LGPD and dunbar at LGPD, jennings as dir ILDA, pennell at ILDA

 

 

 

 


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To: dwdelaney@gmail.com

"Security Guards" – Wackenhut - Carlucci/cia/rummy/cheney

 

*Political pull in FL. mandates employment for “condo guards”

 

Note proximity of Wackenhut base at wpb and ftl addr, smith

 

Pennell/heminghous and Wackenhut

 

Pennell/heminghous and ronan potts/filan/ryan

 

Wackenhut, Carlyle, rummy/inman/nsa/cheney/gates/cia

 

Nudo – apl – liuna 477

 

Pesticides - APL – dwight dunbar at ilda pesticides and ifca w/ gray, bob dunbar was chief at lgpd and heminghous was chief at lgpd,

 

ISP Jennings/pennell bro = ilda dir, maureen pennell/heminghous/jennnigs is usda but office is at fairgrounds/ilda (she works on EAB project, insect control, emerald ash borer)

 

See also saputo at ibt, kicked out for corruption, hoffa painting/allegiance, and see saputo at ilda as dir of “marketing”

Note saputo/coffey and dennis moore, and see freesen/cellini/ucm ties to guy that ran into me, trauma

 

 

Nudo – optimist club – on broadway management – burge –

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - NUDO - seibert – THIS LINKS NUDO/APL/COMMUNITY/CONTRACTORS AND SEIBERT  - SEE CAR PROBLEMS

 

american metals – cwlp – iuoe 965

 

 

 

 

Had to take the tri-rail in ftl while subbing, exposure problems sometimes on train,

note also drugs so fla., tampa, planes

 

 

“The company has supplied complete police services at the Tampa Airport and pre-departure security at several other airports. Additionally, it supplies security for courthouses in Texas and Florida; armed patrols for the Miami Downtown Development Authority; guards to ride the Miami Metro Rail and the Tri-Rail from West Palm Beach to Dade County .”

 

 

Condo guard requirement -- Pork for private security firms?

> Posted by Michael Mayo at 10:22 AM

Even in these tough economic times, it’s good to be in the private security business in Florida.

The incarceration business remains a growth industry, with more prisons and jails being built and more being outsourced to private security firms.

And now there’s the latest interesting tidbit, reported by my colleague Daniel Vasquez in his condo column today: Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum issued an advisory opinion last month saying cities have the authority to force condo associations and apartment complexes to hire security guards.

That seems wrong on many levels -- but it could prove to be a boon to private security firms like Wackenhut and the Navarro Group.

You can bet their lobbyists will soon be working municipalities hard to force coverage.

They’ll pitch it to cities as a way to save money on their own police expenses.

But it seems wrong to force an entire class of people (condo and apartment dwellers) to have a different set of security costs and standards over single-family homeowners.

This all smells like one big lawsuit waiting to happen.

If a condo association has the means, desire and need to hire its own security, by all means it should. But it’s wrong for the government to compel it.

What do you think?

 

Wackenhut and the CIA

Frequent rumors that his company was in the employ of the Central Intelligence Agency, particularly in the 1960s, were never substantiated, but Wackenhut, who was obsessive about high-tech security gadgets in his private life, did not discourage the suggestion. Several of his senior executives were former CIA operatives, and his company's board of directors included former FBI director Clarence M. Kelley, former National Security Agency director Bobby Ray Inman, and former Defense secretary and deputy CIA director Frank Carlucci.[citation needed] On rare occasions, the company's clandestine work did land in the headlines.[citation needed] In 1991, a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigated charges that a Wackenhut executive, working for a consortium of oil companies, illegally spied on a whistleblower, former independent oil executive Chuck Hamel, exposing environmental damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.[4] The executive, who had also discussed trying to implicate a California congressman in his sting, resigned immediately after a meeting with George Wackenhut.[citation needed]

[edit] Accounting irregularities

In May 2008, an audit from Miami-Dade County found that Wackenhut had overbilled the county for up to six million dollars over three years for non-existing security guards at Metrorail stations and along bus routes, and tried to cover this up using inaccurate and falsified records, including payment to officers for ghost posts. Officers were paid and asked to sign in so management could bill the county, even though the hours were never worked. Numerous people have been fired/suspended by Wackenhut, including the Project Managers, Elijah Pendelton and Gerald Lepore, along with Major Kaslick, Major Holmes, Major Mora, Major Alverado, Major Colon and Major Pereira have all been relieved of duties with TWC for their part in the conspiracy and cover ups of fraud against the County. Indictments are now pending to be released soon and is expected to include high level County employees that processed these fraudulent invoices and allegedly through confidential sources close to the investigation stated, they all received kickbacks, some say to the tune of $100,000. The company disputed the audit, but has fired/suspended at least 8 management employees as of 28 May 2008 on the metro Rail Contract including, investigating of the current contract manager of TWC who is a recently retired Miami-Dade Police captain now working for Wackenhut metro rail, Mr Dennis Shaw. A call to his office resulted in a typical, "I can't comment at this time due to company Policy." The Public corruption unit and the FBI and A.M.S have worked very hard on this case and a final outcome is near, including Grand Jury indictments and TWC losing the 92 million dollar contract and being banned from all future Miami-Dade contracts according to the Mayor, Mr. Carlos Alvarez, a former retired Miami Dade Police Director. It has been suggested to return police officers to replace the Wackenhut guards who are now there.[5]

 

 

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May 15/16, 2004

Investing in War

The Carlyle Empire

By ERIC LESER

The biggest private investor in the world, deeply entrenched in the weapons' sector, is a discreet group that cultivates dealings with influential men, including Bush father and son.

One year ago, May 1, 2003, George Bush, strapped up in a fighter pilot's suit, landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham-Lincoln along the coast of California. The image became famous. Under a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished", the president prematurely announced the end of military operations in Iraq and his victory. Back on dry land the next day, he made another martial speech, not far from San Diego, in a United Defense Industries' weapons factory.

This company is one of the Pentagon's main suppliers. It manufactures, among other things, missiles, transport vehicles, and the light Bradley armored vehicle. Its main shareholder is the biggest private investor in the world, a discreet group, called Carlyle.

It's not listed on the stock market and doesn't have to show its accounts to any but its 550 investors- billionaires or pension funds. Carlyle manages eighteen billion dollars today, invested in defense and high tech (notably biotech), space, security-linked information technology, nanotechnologies, and telecommunications. The companies it controls share the characteristic that their main customers are governments and administrations. As the company wrote in its brochure: "We invest in the opportunities created in industries strongly affected by changes in government policy."

Carlyle is a unique model, assembled at the planetary level on the capitalism of relationships or "capitalism of access" to use the 1993 expression of the American magazine New Republic. Today, in spite of its denials, the group incarnates the "military-industrial complex" against which Republican President Dwight Eisenhower warned the American people when he left office in 1961.

That didn't prevent George Bush senior from occupying a position as consultant to Carlyle for the ten years ending October 2003. It was the first time in United States' history that a former president worked for a Pentagon supplier. His son, George W. Bush, also knows Carlyle well. The group found him a job in February 1990, while his father occupied the White House: administrator for Caterair, a Texas company specialized in aerial catering. The episode does not figure in the president's official biography. When George W. Bush left Caterair in 1994, before becoming Governor of Texas, the company was in bad shape.

"It's not possible to get closer to the administration than Carlyle is," asserts Charles Lewis, Director of the Center for Public Integrity, a non-partisan organization in Washington. "George Bush senior earned money from private interests that worked for the government of which his son was president. You could even say that the president could one day profit financially, through his father's investments, from the political decisions he himself took," he adds.

The collection of influential characters who now work, have worked, or have invested in the group would make the most convinced conspiracy theorists incredulous. They include among others, John Major, former British Prime Minister; Fidel Ramos, former Philippines President; Park Tae Joon, former South Korean Prime Minister; Saudi Prince Al-Walid; Colin Powell, the present Secretary of State; James Baker III, former Secretary of State; Caspar Weinberger, former Defense Secretary; Richard Darman, former White House Budget Director; the billionaire George Soros, and even some bin Laden family members. You can add Alice Albright, daughter of Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State; Arthur Lewitt, former SEC head; William Kennard, former head of the FCC, to this list. Finally, add in the Europeans: Karl Otto Poehl, former Bundesbank president; the now-deceased Henri Martre, who was president of Aerospatiale; and Etienne Davignon, former president of the Belgian Generale Holding Company.

Carlyle isn't only a collection of power people. It maintains holdings in close to 200 companies and, above all, provides returns on its investments that have exceeded 30% for a decade. "Compared to the five hundred people we employ in the world, the number of former statesmen is quite small, a dozen at most," explains Christopher Ullmann, Carlyle Vice-President for communication. "We're accused of every wrong, but no one has ever brought proof of any kind of misappropriation. No legal proceeding has ever been brought against us. We're a handy target for whoever wants to take shots at the American government and the president."

Carlyle was created in 1987 in the salons of the New York eponymous palace, with five million dollars. Its founders, four lawyers, including David Rubenstein (a former Jimmy Carter advisor), had the -limited- ambition at the time of profiting from a flaw in fiscal legislation that authorized companies owned by Eskimos in Alaska to give their losses to profitable companies that would thus pay reduced taxes. The group vegetated until January 1989 and the arrival at its helm of the man who would invent the Carlyle system, Frank Carlucci.

Former Assistant Director of the CIA, National Security Advisor, then Ronald Reagan's Defense Secretary, Mr. Carlucci counted in Washington. He is one of current Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's closest friends. They were roommates as students at Princeton together. Later, their paths crossed in several administrations and they even worked for a time at the same company, Sears Roebuck.

 

 

Six days after officially quitting the Pentagon, January 6, 1989, Frank Carlucci became Carlyle's Director General. He brought trusted lieutenants from the CIA, the State Department, and the Defense Department with him. Nicknamed "Mr. Clean", Frank Carlucci has a sulfurous reputation.

This diplomat was posted during the 1970s to countries such as South Africa, the Congo, Tanzania, and Portugal, where the United States and the CIA had played a questionable political role. He was the number two at the American embassy in the Belgian Congo in 1961 and was suspected of being implicated in the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. He has always firmly denied it. The American press has also accused him of being implicated in several cases of arms trafficking in the 1980s, but he has never been prosecuted. For a while, he directed Wackenhut, a security company with a hateful reputation, implicated in one of the biggest espionage scandals ever, the hijacking of Promise software. Frank Carlucci had the mission of cleaning up after the Iran-Contra affair in the Reagan administration and he succeeded John Pointdexter as National Security Advisor. As he took over his new position, he chose a young general to be his assistant... Colin Powell.

Frank Carlucci's name attracted capital to Carlyle. In October 1990, the group took over BDM International, which participated in the "Star Wars" Program and constituted a bridgehead to it. In 1992, Frank Carlucci allied himself with the French group Thomson-CSF to take over LTV's aerospace division. The operation failed, Congress opposing the sale to a foreign group. Carlyle found other associates, Loral and Northrop, and got hold of LTV Aerospace, quickly renamed Vought Aircraft, which contributed to the manufacture of the B1 and B2 bombers.

At the same time, the fund was multiplying its strategic acquisitions, such as Magnavox Electronic Systems, a pioneer in radar imagery, and DGE, which owns the technology for cruise missile electronic relief maps.

Three companies specializing in nuclear, chemical, and biological decontamination (Magnetek, IT Group and EG & G Technical Services) followed. Then, through BDM International, a firm linked to the CIA, Carlyle acquired Vinnell, which was among the first companies to supply the American army and its allies with private contractors, i.e., mercenaries. Vinnell's mercenaries train the Saudi armed forces and protect King Fahd. During the first Gulf War, they fought alongside Saudi troops. In 1997, Carlyle sold BDM and Vinnell, which had become too dangerous. The group didn't need it any more. It had become the Pentagon's eleventh biggest supplier by gaining control of United Defense Industries that same year.

Carlyle emerged from the shadows in spite of itself on September 11, 2001. That day, the group had organized a meeting at Washington's Ritz Carlton Hotel with five hundred of its largest investors. Frank Carlucci and James Baker III played masters of ceremony. George Bush senior made a lightning appearance at the beginning of the day. The presentation was quickly interrupted, but one detail escaped no one. One of the guests wore the name bin Laden on his badge. It was Shafiq bin Laden, one of Osama's many brothers. The American media discovered Carlyle. One journalist, Dan Briody, wrote a book about the group's hidden side, "The Iron Triangle", and takes an interest in the close relations between the Bush clan and the Saudi leadership.

Some ask about George Bush senior's influence on American foreign policy.

In January 2001, while George Bush junior was breaking off negotiations over missiles with North Korea, the dismayed South Koreans intervened with his father. Carlyle has important interests in Seoul. In June 2001, Washington resumed discussions with Pyongyang.

Another example: in July 2001, according to the New York Times, George Bush senior telephoned Saudi Prince Abdullah who was unhappy with the positions the president took on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. George Bush senior reassured the prince that his son "is doing good things" and "has his heart in the right place."

Larry Klayman, Director of Judicial Watch, a resolutely conservative organization, demands that "the president's father resign from Carlyle. The group has conflicts of interest that can create problems for American foreign policy." Finally, in October 2003, George Bush senior leaves Carlyle, officially because he's nearing eighty years old.

It doesn't matter that Carlyle put an end to all relations with the bin Laden family in October 2001; the evil was already done. The group, along with Halliburton, has become the target of Bush administration opponents.

"Carlyle has replaced the Trilateral Commission in conspiracy theories," David Rubenstein acknowledged in a 2003 Washington Post interview. For the first time, the group put someone in charge of communications and changed its boss. Frank Carlucci became honorary president and Lou Gerstner, a respected executive who saved IBM, officially took the reins.

That operation seems mostly cosmetic. Mr. Gerstner doesn't spend much time in his office; but Carlyle wants to become respectable.

The Group has created an Internet site. It has opened certain funds to investors bringing "only" 250,000 dollars (210,000 euros). It will have reduced its holdings in United Defense Industries, and asserts that defense and aeronautics represent no more than 15% of its investments.

However, Carlyle continues to make intensive use of fiscal havens and it's difficult to know the names of the companies it controls or its perimeter.

Carlyle is also increasing its efforts in Europe. In September 2001, it took control of the Swedish weapons manufacturer Bofors through United Defense. Subsequently, it tried, unsuccessfully, to take over Thales Information Systems and, in the beginning of 2003, to acquire those parts of France Telecom that are in Eutelsat, which plays an important role in the European Positioning System by Galileo satellite--a competitor of the American GPS. From 1999 to 2002, it managed a holding in Le Figaro. In Italy, it made a breakthrough, by taking up Fiat's aeronautics subsidiary, Fiat Avio. This company is a supplier to Arianespace and allows Carlyle to be part of the European Rocket Council. In another coup in December 2002, Carlyle bought a third of Qinetic, the private subsidiary of the British military's Research and Development Center. Qinetic occupies a unique advisory role with the British government.

"To anticipate the technologies of the future and the enterprises which will develop them is our first role as an investor. Pension funds bring us their money for that. You can't blame us for trying to take strategic positions," Mr. Ullmann stresses.

This article originally appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique.

 

 

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Meet the Counterterrorism-Industrial Complex

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006. By Ken Silverstein.

Sources

Last week I wrote about the steady flow of CIA employees to Blackwater USA, the private security contractor with major operations in Iraq. Yesterday's Los Angeles Times took a broader look at the revolving door between intelligence agencies and the private sector, and found that "because of the demands of the war on terrorism and the drawn–out conflict in Iraq, U.S. spy agencies have turned to unprecedented numbers of outside contractors to perform jobs once the domain of government-employed analysts and secret agents."

For private contractors to hire intelligence officials is not a new phenomenon. Take a look at the board of directors of any major defense or homeland security contractor and you're likely to come across some familiar names. The board at San Diego-based Science Applications International Corporation, which receives billions annually in federal contracts, has included two former CIA directors (John Deutch and Robert Gates), a

*****former head of the National Security Agency (Bobby Ray Inman),

and two former defense secretaries (William Perry and Melvin Laird).

But the pace of the movement to private firms has recently reached alarming proportions. "At the CIA," said the Los Angeles Times story, "poaching became such a problem that former Director Porter J. Goss had to warn several firms to stop recruiting employees in the agency cafeteria . . . . One recently retired case officer said he had been approached twice while in line for coffee." (As I noted in my recent post about Blackwater, that firm's CEO, Erik Prince, has a "green badge" that allows him access to CIA installations, and he regularly meets with senior officials at the agency's headquarters.)

Among the Times' other interesting findings:

More than half of all employees at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCC) are outside contractors, and the former head of the NCC, John Brennan, is now the CEO of Analysis Corp, which supplies contract analysts to the center. The use of contractors is especially heavy at the CIA. Abraxas Corp, a firm conveniently located near the agency in McLean, Virginia, and home to many former CIA veterans, creates false identities for an elite group of overseas case officers.

Contractors have at times outnumbered CIA employees at key stations like Baghdad and Islamabad. In Baghdad, contractors aren't simply performing bureaucratic functions; they recruit informants, manage relationships with the military, and "handle agents in support of frontline combat units."

Senior U.S. intelligence officials told the Times that agencies have become so dependent on contractors that they could no longer function without them. "If you took away the contractor support, they'd have to put yellow tape around the building and close it down," a former CIA official told the newspaper.

One former senior CIA official told me that the implications of the "enhanced revolving door" are being felt in a broad variety of ways. "There are many people inside who aspire to work for a private contractor because—overnight—they can at least double their earnings," he said. "It undermines morale and doesn't build a competent system. But the bigger story is that this is symptomatic of a new 'counterterrorism-industrial complex' that's popping up and that is starting to look a lot like Eisenhower's military-industrial complex. It's a multibillion dollar industry and it's beginning to drive policy."

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November 12, 2006

In Gates Selection, White House Hopes to Close Rift Between State and Defense

By DAVID E. SANGER and SCOTT SHANE

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 — President Bush selected Robert M. Gates as his new defense secretary in part to close a long-running rift between the Defense Department and the State Department that has hobbled progress on Iraq, keeping the two agencies at odds on issues ranging from reconstruction to detaining terrorism suspects, according to White House officials and members of Mr. Gates's inner circle.

While Mr. Gates, a former director of central intelligence, had long been considered for a variety of roles, over the past two months Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, quietly steered the White House toward replacing Donald H. Rumsfeld with Mr. Gates, who had worked closely with Ms. Rice under the first President Bush. One senior participant in those discussions, who declined to be identified by name while talking about internal deliberations, said, "everyone realizes that we don't have much time to get this right" and the first step is to get "everyone driving on the same track."

White House officials said that goal may be difficult to accomplish in the seventh year of an administration. Ms. Rice and Mr. Rumsfeld never managed to resolve their differences, especially after their arguments over the handling of the occupation came into public view in late summer 2003. As national security adviser during Mr. Bush's first term, Ms. Rice was unable to halt a war between the State Department and the Pentagon that put senior officials in the departments in a state of constant conflict.

The question now is whether it is simply too late to achieve President Bush's goal of a stable and democratic Iraq, even if Mr. Gates and Ms. Rice are able to work together as smoothly in altering policy as they did 15 years ago on a very different kind of problem, managing the American response to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

A few members of the Iraq Study Group — the commission created in March at the urging of members of Congress and led by James A. Baker III, from which Mr. Gates stepped down on Friday — have wondered aloud in recent days whether the insurgency and sectarian conflict in Iraq may be too far advanced to reverse. The group will consult with the British prime minister, Tony Blair, by video on Tuesday and is due to present recommendations to the White House and Congress in December.

And while Mr. Gates, who faces Senate confirmation hearings at roughly the same time, is considered far less combative and contrarian than Mr. Rumsfeld, he has a long-ago history of conflict with secretaries of state, most notably George P. Shultz, who objected to Mr. Gates's hawkish views of the Soviet Union and once tried to have him fired.

He is being thrust into the job at a moment when Democrats, newly empowered by their control of the House and the Senate, are promising investigations into the conduct of the war in Iraq and demanding a far greater voice in Iraq policy.

Nor is it clear how Mr. Gates will deal with Vice President Dick Cheney. Mr. Cheney worked for years to protect Mr. Rumsfeld, who had hired him for his first government job, and the top echelons of the Defense Department have been peppered with Cheney protégés. Many of them have told associates they expect to be leaving, as Mr. Gates takes over with a mandate, in Mr. Bush's words, to approach the job with "fresh eyes."

White House officials would say little on the record about the deliberations that led to the selection of Mr. Gates, 63, the president of Texas A&M University. But on Friday, they rejected the conventional wisdom in Washington that his selection amounts to a resurrection of the advisers to Mr. Bush's father, or a resurgence of realism to rescue a war started with the ideological certainty that toppling Saddam Hussein would help spread democracy across the Middle East.

"It dumbs this whole thing down to say that this is the victory of the pragmatists over the ideologues," said Daniel Bartlett, the president's counselor, who took part in the secret decisions to oust Mr. Rumsfeld and bring in Mr. Gates. "We are going to be practical in some respects, and ideological in others. But we knew that we needed a defense secretary who could hit the ground running and who was very familiar with the challenges we face."

A national security official who served under Ms. Rice in President Bush's first term said she regularly consulted with Mr. Gates, particularly on intelligence matters. "When she needed to figure out what had gone wrong at the C.I.A. , she turned to him," the official said.

Perhaps so, but Mr. Gates's friends say he will approach the current Iraq policy with a healthy skepticism. Joseph Nye, a Harvard professor and a Democrat who has known Mr. Gates for two decades and dealt with him on a variety of intelligence issues, describes him as "a realist, a conservative realist."

"He is open to evidence and less likely to be driven by fads, or the ideological certainties that sped this administration off course," Mr. Nye said. Mr. Gates's "frame of reference is more where Condoleezza Rice used to be, before the administration's excursion into democracy promotion."

In his memoirs, Mr. Gates writes of working with Ms. Rice, then a mid-level aide in the National Security Council, on a variety of projects, including the preparation of secret contingency plans in 1989 for the possibility that Mikhail S. Gorbachev might be overthrown and the Soviet Union descend into chaos.

Now, in a new partnership 17 years later, officials say their task is to guide Mr. Bush through even more treacherous waters: finding a way to stabilize Iraq, while devising options for the United States if the weak Iraqi government collapses or full-scale civil war breaks out.

All those possibilities have been debated by members of the Iraq Study Group. Mr. Gates was chosen as a Republican member of that commission by Mr. Baker, though the two occasionally clashed during the first Bush administration.

In his 1995 memoir, "The Politics of Diplomacy," Mr. Baker recounted his fury at learning in 1989 that Mr. Gates, then deputy national security adviser, intended to give a speech predicting that Mr. Gorbachev would not remain in power for much longer.

"When Gates had been at the C.I.A., he had given a speech that had completely undercut George Shultz on Soviet policy," Mr. Baker wrote. "That had hurt President Reagan then, and this would hurt George Bush now," he continued, referring to the first President Bush. Mr. Baker killed the speech.

In his long cold war experience as a C.I.A. director and deputy national security adviser, Mr. Gates never had to cope with an insurgency the size of the one that has erupted in Iraq, or devise a strategy for containing a battle between rival Islamic groups.

Last summer he told the Council on Foreign Relations that "we have the old line in the intelligence business that everything we want to know is divided into two categories: secrets and mysteries." Iraq, he said, "is very much the latter."

Yet together with Ms. Rice, Mr. Gates is expected to have to put into action recommendations by the study group that are likely to call for initiatives involving European allies and Iraq's neighbors in the Middle East. The new plans are expected to mix diplomacy, the training of Iraqi troops and the use of American force to quell the violence in Baghdad, and to require close coordination between the Departments of State and Defense.

"They needed someone who was not only capable but willing to try something new," said a former Gates colleague who has followed the process closely and who spoke on condition of anonymity. "Once these recommendations come out, some are going to be Gates's to carry out, and some are going to be Rice's."

Mr. Gates has at times been critical of Bush administration policies, most clearly in the case of how to deal with Iran, which administration officials fear is manipulating Shiite militias in Iraq. Along with Zbigniew Brzezinski, his former boss on President Jimmy Carter's National Security Council, he called in 2004 for a new approach, including talks with Tehran and expansion of and cultural contacts. So far, Mr. Bush has rejected most of that advice.

"He defies labels," said Bobby R. Inman, an old friend and former C.I.A. colleague of Mr. Gates. "His orientation is to solving problems."

In 1994, he endorsed with some reservations the idea of missile strikes to take out North Korean nuclear facilities. "Unless they believe we can and will use our strength, there is little chance of influencing them," he wrote. "A nuclear North Korea is the price we have paid to learn this lesson."

Similarly, in 1997, he proposed "a powerful air and missile campaign" to prevent Saddam Hussein from acquiring unconventional weapons.

But in 1998, he took a less bellicose approach in a prescient article on terrorism, written after the bombings at American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He said the United States had to consider "whether to make a war against terrorism our highest priority in foreign policy."

He counseled caution, arguing that "retributive violence, no matter how massive, almost inevitably begets more violence against us in response." He advised a combination of terrorist arrests, targeted military action and promotion of human rights and political freedom in the Middle East.

 

heminghous - pennell - isfm - somer –

( isfm dave defraties –  dawn defraties, blago, cms HR, LIUNA)

 

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State fire marshal's office has spent $2,500 on logo redesign

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - December 8, 2005

Section: EDITORIAL

Page: 11

 

The Office of State Fire Marshal, a state agency, spent $2,500 to get a new logo designed - but then rejected all 40 proposed versions.

 

And now, there's a new guy in charge, and he thinks the old logo is just fine.

 

DAVE DEFRATIES of Springfield is interim state fire marshal.

 

He replaced J.T. SOMER of Salem, who resigned for personal reasons.

 

"When Dave took over in October, he didn't think it was necessary to change (logos) because that entails a lot of expense," said spokeswoman PATTI THOMPSON. The extra expense could come from such things as changing signs and getting new letterhead on office documents and envelopes.

 

A state voucher shows that Imaginatics, a Springfield firm, was paid for the design work on July 29.

 

MARK VERDUIN, owner of the company, said an assistant to Somer, JULIANN HEMINGHOUS , contacted the firm with a design idea, and repeated tries to rework the design or its colors continued through August and September.

 

Heminghous , of Chatham, noted that the office's budget, while appropriated by the General Assembly,

 

 

is paid for by a 1 percent surcharge on fire insurance premiums.

 

 

 The idea for a new logo came generally from a picture used in firefighting medal of honor ceremonies, and she said she hoped it would show "it was kind of a new era for our ... office."

 

She said there is now an active "firefighters' caucus" of about 90 lawmakers attuned to issues affecting the profession, chaired by Reps. DON MOFFITT, R-Gilson, and MIKE SMITH, D-Canton. She also said the office has become more involved in the legislative process.

 

Heminghous said Somer liked the idea of a new logo, which she said was to include an image of the state, of the Maltese cross now used as a logo, and the state Capitol.

 

The delay in approval of a design came, she said, because so many people were required to sign off, and busy schedules, including the Illinois State Fair, got in the way.

 

While Heminghous said she knows "it's not a pressing issue" compared with others, she hopes DeFraties might be convinced to go with a new logo.

 

Extra costs could be held to a minimum by ordering new stationery only when it's time to replenish the supply, she said.

 

"Everything was based on her design," Verduin said, and many color schemes were tried.

 

However, the price was established in advance, so the number of remakes didn't affect it, he said.

 

"We are still waiting on a final decision and would be more than happy" to provide the agency what it needs if a choice is made, he said.

 

Heminghous was the executive assistant to Somer. She now works on special projects.

 

She said Somer left the agency for just the kinds of reasons he stated.

 

"He was just exhausted, put in a lot of hours," she said, and he wanted to spend more time with his grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wackenhut – Carlucci – rumsfeld – cheney – cia – rummy as rep/winnetka

 

Heminghous/pennell – isfm – costa -

 

MARK HEMINGHOUS, formerly project manager for the Miami-based Wackenhut Corp., recently was made manager of security operations for Apple Computer Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

 

Heminghous is the son of Bud and Sandy Heminghous of Springfield.

 

 

 

Heminghous -Pennell Juliann Michele Pennell of Chatham and Charles Dale Heminghous of Springfield were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. Joseph Lofy.

 

The bride is the daughter of William L. and Carol A. Pennell of Chatham. The groom is the son of Bud and Sandra Heminghous of Springfield.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Amy Pennell. Maureen Pennell and Kimberly Stephens were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Ann Pennell.

 

Best man was Mike Kresge. Mike and Mark Heminghous were groomsmen. Ushers were Bill and John Pennell. Ringbearer was Christopher Heminghous .

 

A reception was held at the Northfield Center.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

 

She is employed as a public information officer for the state fire marshal.

 

The groom is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He is employed as a claims adjuster for St. Paul Economy Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.

 

The couple will reside in Chatham.

 

 

Costa – pennell/heminghous

 

Costa-Alessandrini Julie Ann Alessandrini of Springfield and Mario Andre Costa of Riverton were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. James Catholic Church in Riverton by the Very Rev. Ken Steffen. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Jo Alessandrini of Springfield. The groom is the son of Mario L. and Rose Costa of Nokomis. Serving as matron of honor was Jeri Heminghous . Serving as maid of honor was Lisa Karaitis. Bridesmaids were Angie Etzwiler and Tsui-Li Bowman. Best man was Dennis Caraway. Groomsmen were Jeff Augustine, Chris Costa and Pete Costa. Ushers were Mark Heminghous and Mike Costa. A reception was held at Illini Country Club. The bride is a 1985 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently attending Bowling Green State University. The groom is a 1974 graduate of Nokomis High School and a 1978 graduate of Eastern Illinois University and earned his master's degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1979. The couple will reside in Riverton.

 

 

 

Pennell-Cunningham Caroline Ann Cunningham and Cpt. Mark Christopher Pennell, both of Springfield, exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Gordon McLean and the Rev. Joseph Lofy performed the ceremony.

 

The bride is the daughter of Ed and Caroline Cunningham of Springfield. The groom is the son of William and Carol Pennell of Chatham.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Christie Cunningham. Bridesmaids were Vicki Crain, Margi Cole, Christie Simpson and Royale Anne Distelzweig. Flower girl was Ann Pennell.

 

Best man was Gale Wickham. Groomsmen were Charlie Choate and

 

Mike, John and Bill Pennell.

 

Ushers were Curtis and Clark Cunningham, Tom Ware and Charles Heminghous . Ringbearer was Buzz Nanavati.

 

A reception was held at the Sangamo Club.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College. She is employed as a cardiac registered nurse at Memorial Medical Center. The groom is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

 

He is employed as a pilot for the Air National Guard.

 

 

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armstead, copeland, pisano, ray, davlin, vespa: K of C. armstead is 364 link to ISFM/SFD/kulek

 

pisano is isea/stout/dot/stefanski/sharmin/bartolomucci - SERS bd/sharmin - (SMITH)

 

[note that smith controls pol aspirations of ald cands, bartolomucci, bartnick etc.]

 

(note hardy link here also, hardy=hinshaw, ramage/liuna/cdb/llcc also reps blago and phx links

 

stefanski is link from locals to the big time,

 

somer, somer, somer-time

 

 

pennell sister at the wedding of ronan director - same one at isfm - hubby at cupertino for wackenhut/apple

 

note ronan involvement in grt for chamber and ... blago links

 

 

 

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POSTED ON FEBRUARY 19, 2004:

Smooth operator

By Rich Miller

At first glance, it may seem puzzling that last week's list of federal indictments included the powerful lobbying firm of Ronan Potts, but not Al Ronan, the guy who runs the firm.

Ronan's attorney has all but admitted that Ronan is "Fawell Associate 1," who was repeatedly referred to in the indictments of former George Ryan chief of staff Scott Fawell and others connected to Fawell's alleged schemings at the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. The feds allege Fawell, who ran McPier for four years, rigged bids on a highly lucrative project.

Big projects usually require two rounds of bids. After the first round, the finalists get an opportunity to refine their proposals. Fawell had access to the sealed bids of the three finalists. He was then in a position to help his favorite company win the second round. And, according to the U.S. Attorney's office, that's just what he did.

According to the indictments, Ronan talked to Fawell about making Julie Starsiak the contact person for Jacobs Facilities, the firm that Ronan Potts was representing. Starsiak has been with Ronan for years, starting as his district office manager when he was still in the Illinois House of Representatives.

Starsiak, the feds allege, gave Ronan information about the top-secret sealed bids that were submitted by Jacobs' competitors. The feds also allege that Ronan helped cover up misdeeds relating to the goings-on at McPier. The indictment also alleges that Fawell hired people referred by Ronan, and told his employees "to award special access and business to clients of Ronan Potts."

Starsiak told the feds that Ronan called an official with Jacobs Facilities and strongly suggested that the company lower its bid by a specific amount so it could win the rebidding process.

That's what got Starsiak indicted. Starsiak had been given immunity in exchange for coming clean. But when she allegedly denied talking to her client's Chicago representative about the rigged bid and appeared to blame everything on Ronan, the feds decided that she had broken the immunity agreement and charged Starsiak with lying to a federal investigator.

Ronan's attorney has flatly denied any wrongdoing by his client, and has insisted that Ronan's firm will not plead guilty.

Al Ronan has been a major operator almost since he first arrived in Springfield. He's been through investigations before and has always come out unscathed. One time, the Illinois State Police poked around a tollway land deal. Ronan represented the landowner, who had doubled his money on the property in just four years. Turns out, before and during the wildly successful negotiations with the tollway, Ronan paid a tollway board member's consulting company over $11,000 in fees.

Ronan knows almost everybody in this business, including people you might not care to know. The Northwest Side, Ronan's turf, is filled with shady ward heelers, and most of them worked for Ryan's 1998 gubernatorial campaign and Rod Blagojevich's 2002 campaign. Ryan gave Ronan's organization lots of jobs and contracts over the years.

 

 And Ronan had a hand in placing some high-level people in Blagojevich's administration, including the budget director.

 

A friend of mine recently recalled a conversation with Ronan from many years ago. Whenever the feds start snooping around, Ronan said he immediately cooperates and gives them everything he has.

Ronan may have a lot to give this time. The feds badly want to put Ryan behind bars, and Ronan knows where a lot of bones are buried. If he knows something about the current governor's friends and relatives, well, that could just be icing on the cake.

 

 

 

 

 

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Dennis Delaney <dwdelaney@gmail.com> wrote:

 

***VERY INTERESTING***

 

 

Yelverton-Volz

 

Kristi Volz and Nicholas Yelverton, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Olson.

 

The bride is the daughter of Marilyn and Donald Schroyer of Sherman and the late Floyd Volz. The groom is the son of Phyllis Kennedy of Nathez, Miss.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Cynthia Strahle.

 

 

Bridesmaids were Juliann Heminghous ,

 

 

Karen Murrell and Pamela Volz. Flower girls were Nici Anthony and Emily Volz.

 

Best man was Robert Myers. Groomsmen were Don Williams, Randy Nehrt and Christopher Kratzer. Ring bearer was Samuel Strahle. Ushers were Scott Volz and William Strahle.

 

A reception was held at Panther Creek Country Club.

 

The bride is a graduate of Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield, with a bachelor's degree in political science.

 

 

She is employed as

director

of government affairs with Ronan Potts, LLC.

 

 

The groom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in political science.

 

 

He is employed as a government affairs officer with the Teachers Retirement System.

 

 

The couple lives in Springfield.

 

Dennis Delaney

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Another Domino Falls

One more domino in the increasingly corrupt former-Gov. George Ryan administration fell today when power-lobbyist Al Ronan pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with bid rigging in the $800 million expansion of Chicago's McCormick Place convention center and agreed to pay a $350,000 fine.

Ronan, leader of Illinois lobbying firm Ronan-Potts, LLC and once a top fundraiser for former Republican Governor George Ryan, is only the latest in a series of top Ryan aids and associates to be convicted for trading money for favors through the Governor's Office, and the Secretary of State's Office, while Ryan held that position.

It was only a matter of time before Ronan took a plea, since former Ryan chief of staff Scott Fawell named on March 19 "unnamed" Ronan Potts employees as conduits for passing sealed bidding information on a McCormick Place expansion project. Ronan Potts passed that information on to a client, Jacobs Facilities Inc., which according to Associated Press, "the St. Louis company was able to cut its bid from $18.8 million to $11.5 million in a second round of "best and final" bids. It won the contract."

Fawell's in jail. His assistant, Alexandra Coutretsis is too. We're thinking it's only a matter of time before George Ryan is on his way to the pokey.

 

 

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pennell sister at the wedding of ronan director - same one at isfm - hubby at cupertino for wackenhut/apple

 

note ronan involvement in grt for chamber and ... blago links

 

Printed from the Illinois Times website: illinois.gyrosite.com

POSTED ON FEBRUARY 19, 2004:

Smooth operator

By Rich Miller

At first glance, it may seem puzzling that last week's list of federal indictments included the powerful lobbying firm of Ronan Potts, but not Al Ronan, the guy who runs the firm.

Ronan's attorney has all but admitted that Ronan is "Fawell Associate 1," who was repeatedly referred to in the indictments of former George Ryan chief of staff Scott Fawell and others connected to Fawell's alleged schemings at the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. The feds allege Fawell, who ran McPier for four years, rigged bids on a highly lucrative project.

Big projects usually require two rounds of bids. After the first round, the finalists get an opportunity to refine their proposals. Fawell had access to the sealed bids of the three finalists. He was then in a position to help his favorite company win the second round. And, according to the U.S. Attorney's office, that's just what he did.

According to the indictments, Ronan talked to Fawell about making Julie Starsiak the contact person for Jacobs Facilities, the firm that Ronan Potts was representing. Starsiak has been with Ronan for years, starting as his district office manager when he was still in the Illinois House of Representatives.

Starsiak, the feds allege, gave Ronan information about the top-secret sealed bids that were submitted by Jacobs' competitors. The feds also allege that Ronan helped cover up misdeeds relating to the goings-on at McPier. The indictment also alleges that Fawell hired people referred by Ronan, and told his employees "to award special access and business to clients of Ronan Potts."

Starsiak told the feds that Ronan called an official with Jacobs Facilities and strongly suggested that the company lower its bid by a specific amount so it could win the rebidding process.

That's what got Starsiak indicted. Starsiak had been given immunity in exchange for coming clean. But when she allegedly denied talking to her client's Chicago representative about the rigged bid and appeared to blame everything on Ronan, the feds decided that she had broken the immunity agreement and charged Starsiak with lying to a federal investigator.

Ronan's attorney has flatly denied any wrongdoing by his client, and has insisted that Ronan's firm will not plead guilty.

Al Ronan has been a major operator almost since he first arrived in Springfield. He's been through investigations before and has always come out unscathed. One time, the Illinois State Police poked around a tollway land deal. Ronan represented the landowner, who had doubled his money on the property in just four years. Turns out, before and during the wildly successful negotiations with the tollway, Ronan paid a tollway board member's consulting company over $11,000 in fees.

Ronan knows almost everybody in this business, including people you might not care to know. The Northwest Side, Ronan's turf, is filled with shady ward heelers, and most of them worked for Ryan's 1998 gubernatorial campaign and Rod Blagojevich's 2002 campaign. Ryan gave Ronan's organization lots of jobs and contracts over the years.

 

 And Ronan had a hand in placing some high-level people in Blagojevich's administration, including the budget director.

 

A friend of mine recently recalled a conversation with Ronan from many years ago. Whenever the feds start snooping around, Ronan said he immediately cooperates and gives them everything he has.

Ronan may have a lot to give this time. The feds badly want to put Ryan behind bars, and Ronan knows where a lot of bones are buried. If he knows something about the current governor's friends and relatives, well, that could just be icing on the cake.

 

 

 

 

 

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Dennis Delaney <dwdelaney@gmail.com> wrote:

 

***VERY INTERESTING***

Yelverton-Volz

Kristi Volz and Nicholas Yelverton, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Olson.

The bride is the daughter of Marilyn and Donald Schroyer of Sherman and the late Floyd Volz. The groom is the son of Phyllis Kennedy of Nathez, Miss.

Serving as matron of honor was Cynthia Strahle.

*Bridesmaids were Juliann Heminghous *,

Karen Murrell and Pamela Volz. Flower girls were Nici Anthony and Emily Volz.

Best man was Robert Myers. Groomsmen were Don Williams, Randy Nehrt and Christopher Kratzer. Ring bearer was Samuel Strahle. Ushers were Scott Volz and William Strahle.

 

A reception was held at Panther Creek Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield, with a bachelor's degree in political science.

She is employed as director of government affairs with Ronan Potts, LLC.

The groom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in political science.

He is employed as a government affairs officer with the Teachers Retirement System.

The couple lives in Springfield.

 

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Ronan potts = filan/budget

 

Blagojevich appoints new budget director

Jan. 18, 2007

(AP) — Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed a new budget director Thursday, as the administration prepares a spending plan that must deliver on the governor's promise to expand health care and education funding.

Blagojevich promoted deputy director Ginger Ostro to the top spot at his Office of Management and Budget.

 

The previous director, John Filan,will become one of Blagojevich's top managers, overseeing several state agencies that handle finances, economic development and infrastructure,

 

spokeswoman Becky Carroll said.

Ostro, 41, called the new job "a tremendous honor and challenge" and said the toughest chore will be balancing all the competing demands for state money.

Blagojevich wants to expand health care programs and give more money to schools. At the same time, Medicaid and other costs are climbing and, after a two-year cutback, the state is supposed to sharply increase its contributions to government pension systems. One study found a $6-billion gap between the state's revenues and expenses.

Ostro would say little about how Blagojevich plans to address the situation when his budget proposal is released March 7.

"There's lots of stuff on the table," she said.

Ostro has worked for the Blagojevich administration since July 2003. Before that, she worked for the think tank Metropolis 2020, Governors State University and various state agencies. She will make $124,000 a year.

 

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Dennis Delaney <dwdelaney@gmail.com> wrote:

 

September 2, 2004

Another Domino Falls

One more domino in the increasingly corrupt former-Gov. George Ryan administration fell today when power-lobbyist Al Ronan pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with bid rigging in the $800 million expansion of Chicago's McCormick Place convention center and agreed to pay a $350,000 fine.

Ronan, leader of Illinois lobbying firm Ronan-Potts, LLC and once a top fundraiser for former Republican Governor George Ryan, is only the latest in a series of top Ryan aids and associates to be convicted for trading money for favors through the Governor's Office, and the Secretary of State's Office, while Ryan held that position.

It was only a matter of time before Ronan took a plea, since former Ryan chief of staff Scott Fawell named on March 19 "unnamed" Ronan Potts employees as conduits for passing sealed bidding information on a McCormick Place expansion project. Ronan Potts passed that information on to a client, Jacobs Facilities Inc., which according to Associated Press, "the St. Louis company was able to cut its bid from $18.8 million to $11.5 million in a second round of "best and final" bids. It won the contract."

Fawell's in jail. His assistant, Alexandra Coutretsis is too. We're thinking it's only a matter of time before George Ryan is on his way to the pokey

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Dennis Delaney <dwdelaney@gmail.com> wrote:

 

pennell sister at the wedding of ronan director - same one at isfm - hubby at cupertino for wackenhut/apple

 

note ronan involvement in grt for chamber and ... blago links

 

 

 

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Dennis Delaney <dwdelaney@gmail.com> wrote:

 

***VERY INTERESTING***

 

 

Yelverton-Volz

Kristi Volz and Nicholas Yelverton, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Olson.

The bride is the daughter of Marilyn and Donald Schroyer of Sherman and the late Floyd Volz. The groom is the son of Phyllis Kennedy of Nathez, Miss.

Serving as matron of honor was Cynthia Strahle.

Bridesmaids were Juliann Heminghous ,

 Karen Murrell and Pamela Volz. Flower girls were Nici Anthony and Emily Volz.

Best man was Robert Myers. Groomsmen were Don Williams, Randy Nehrt and Christopher Kratzer. Ring bearer was Samuel Strahle. Ushers were Scott Volz and William Strahle.

A reception was held at Panther Creek Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield, with a bachelor's degree in political science.  

She is employed as director of government affairs with Ronan Potts, LLC.  

The groom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in political science.  

He is employed as a government affairs officer with the Teachers Retirement System. The couple lives in Springfield.

 

Dennis Delaney

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pennell - ronan – blago

 

pennell - juliann - heminghous - isfm - somers/see son at new frontier/cellini - wackenhut - carlucci - carlyle - rumsfeld - cheney - PNAC - chicago/rummy as rep - cia

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Wackenhut – Carlucci – rumsfeld – cheney – cia – rummy as rep/winnetka

 

Heminghous/pennell – isfm – costa -

 

MARK HEMINGHOUS, formerly project manager for the Miami-based Wackenhut Corp., recently was made manager of security operations for Apple Computer Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

 

Heminghous is the son of Bud and Sandy Heminghous of Springfield.

 

 

 

Heminghous -Pennell Juliann Michele Pennell of Chatham and Charles Dale Heminghous of Springfield were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. Joseph Lofy.

 

The bride is the daughter of William L. and Carol A. Pennell of Chatham. The groom is the son of Bud and Sandra Heminghous of Springfield.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Amy Pennell. Maureen Pennell and Kimberly Stephens were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Ann Pennell.

 

Best man was Mike Kresge. Mike and Mark Heminghous were groomsmen. Ushers were Bill and John Pennell. Ringbearer was Christopher Heminghous .

 

A reception was held at the Northfield Center.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is employed as a public information officer for the state fire marshal. The groom is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He is employed as a claims adjuster for St. Paul Economy Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.

The couple will reside in Chatham.

 

 

Pennell-Cunningham Caroline Ann Cunningham and Cpt. Mark Christopher Pennell, both of Springfield, exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Gordon McLean and the Rev. Joseph Lofy performed the ceremony.

 

The bride is the daughter of Ed and Caroline Cunningham of Springfield. The groom is the son of William and Carol Pennell of Chatham.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Christie Cunningham. Bridesmaids were Vicki Crain, Margi Cole, Christie Simpson and Royale Anne Distelzweig. Flower girl was Ann Pennell.

 

Best man was Gale Wickham. Groomsmen were Charlie Choate and Mike, John and Bill Pennell. Ushers were Curtis and Clark Cunningham, Tom Ware and Charles Heminghous . Ringbearer was Buzz Nanavati.

 

A reception was held at the Sangamo Club.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College. She is employed as a cardiac registered nurse at Memorial Medical Center. The groom is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He is employed as a pilot for the Air National Guard.

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Wackenhut – Carlucci – rumsfeld – cheney – cia – rummy as rep/winnetka

 

Heminghous/pennell – isfm – costa -

 

MARK HEMINGHOUS, formerly project manager for the Miami-based Wackenhut Corp., recently was made manager of security operations for Apple Computer Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

 

Heminghous is the son of Bud and Sandy Heminghous of Springfield.

 

Heminghous -Pennell Juliann Michele Pennell of Chatham and Charles Dale Heminghous of Springfield were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. Joseph Lofy.

 

The bride is the daughter of William L. and Carol A. Pennell of Chatham. The groom is the son of Bud and Sandra Heminghous of Springfield.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Amy Pennell. Maureen Pennell and Kimberly Stephens were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Ann Pennell.

 

Best man was Mike Kresge. Mike and Mark Heminghous were groomsmen. Ushers were Bill and John Pennell. Ringbearer was Christopher Heminghous .

 

A reception was held at the Northfield Center.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is employed as a public information officer for the state fire marshal. The groom is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He is employed as a claims adjuster for St. Paul Economy Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.

 

The couple will reside in Chatham.

 

 

Costa – pennell/heminghous

 

Costa-Alessandrini Julie Ann Alessandrini of Springfield and Mario Andre Costa of Riverton were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. James Catholic Church in Riverton by the Very Rev. Ken Steffen. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Jo Alessandrini of Springfield. The groom is the son of Mario L. and Rose Costa of Nokomis. Serving as matron of honor was Jeri Heminghous . Serving as maid of honor was Lisa Karaitis. Bridesmaids were Angie Etzwiler and Tsui-Li Bowman. Best man was Dennis Caraway. Groomsmen were Jeff Augustine, Chris Costa and Pete Costa. Ushers were Mark Heminghous and Mike Costa. A reception was held at Illini Country Club. The bride is a 1985 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently attending Bowling Green State University. The groom is a 1974 graduate of Nokomis High School and a 1978 graduate of Eastern Illinois University and earned his master's degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1979. The couple will reside in Riverton.

 

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Joseph A. Alessandrini

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, March 31, 2007

Section: LOCAL

Page: 8

Joseph A. Alessandrini

 

SPRINGFIELD – Joseph "Joe" A. Alessandrini, 66, of Springfield died March 28, 2007, at home.

 

He was born March 26, 1941, in Springfield, the son of Joe and Mildred (McLerren) Alessandrini, who preceded him in death. He grew up in Springfield and graduated from Cathedral Boys High School. He moved to Chicago, where he graduated from Loyola University. He married Jo Ann Boock and they continued to live in the Chicago area until 1970. While in Chicago, Joe worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and passed the CPA exam.

 

In 1970, they moved back to Springfield and Joe joined the firm of Kerber, Eck and Braeckel. He became a partner in 1973. Besides being a devoted husband and father, he was very involved in the community and a member of St. Joseph's Church. He was a member of the

*Roman Cultural Society board and served as president. He was instrumental in developing the Italian-American Garden in Washington Park. He was a member of the

*Lincoln Library board and served as president. He incorporated the pillars from the former library into the Italian-American Garden. He was a member of the Illinois State Museum Society and served as president. He was a member of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra board and served as president. He was a member of the MERCY board and served as treasurer. He assisted his wife with their daughters' Girl Scout troops and with several fundraisers for

 Animal Protective League

 

, Illinois Symphony Guild and Lincoln Memorial Garden. He was an adviser and mentor to several businesses and religious organizations. He also was involved with Junior Achievement and Knights of Columbus. His professional memberships include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Illinois Certified Public Accountants. He was a certified fraud examiner.

 

Joe is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his two daughters, Jeri Ann

 Heminghous (husband, Mark) of Breckenridge, Colo., and Julie Ann Costa (husband, Mario) of Riverton; his sister, Patricia Ann Scoggins of Springfield; his nephews, Terry Scoggins, Kevin Scoggins, Tim Scoggins, all of Springfield, and Bob Hohenstein of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; nieces, Mari Kay Hannah of Kernersville, N.C. and Judy Carmichael of Sag Harbor, N.Y.; and several cousins.

 

A celebration memorial will be held at Staab Funeral Home Sunday, April 1, 2007. The memorial services consists of a reception from 4-4:30 p.m.; a program from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; and dessert and visitation from 5:30-7 p.m. Monsignor Thomas Holinga and the Rev. John Corredato, CSV, will concelebrate the funeral Mass Monday, April 2, 2007, at St. Joseph's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

Please do not send flowers. Joe and family would prefer donations to any of the following organizations: St. Joseph's Home of Springfield, 3306 South Sixth Street Road, Springfield, IL 62703-4793; MERCY Communities, 108 E Cook St., Springfield, IL 62704; Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL 62702-1766; Sacred Heart-Griffin Scholarship Fund, 1200 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702; Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, IL 62612; Illinois Symphony Orchestra, 524½ E. Capitol Ave., Springfield, IL 62701.

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 4, 1987

 

Merriman-Rittenhouse Joan Ellen Rittenhouse and Philip F. Merriman, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 5. Father John Corredato CSV conducted the ceremony at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Rittenhouse, 2144 N. Sixth St. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buhnerkemper, 2156 E. Converse.

Judi Rittenhouse served as maid of honor, with Sandy Wagner, Maria Short, Stella Stapleton, Amy Cleveland, Laura Giannone and Beth Merriman serving as bridesmaids. mBest man was John Forgas, with Steve Esslinger,
Mark Heminghous , Jim Naumovich, Mike Wagner and Jim Enlow serving as groomsmen. Ushers were Brad Cleveland and Matt Dietrich, with Timothy Rittenhouse serving as ringbearer.

A reception was held at the St. John Vianney Activity Center in Sherman.

The bride, a graduate of Springfield College in Illinois and Eastern Illinois University, is employed by Springfield College in Illinois. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School and Lincoln Land Community College, is employed by
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OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, January 3, 2002

 

 

Ernest Nudo Sr.

 

SPRINGFIELD - Ernest Nudo Sr., 77, of Springfield died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at his home.

 

He was born June 6, 1924, in Springfield, the son of Peter and Marie Salerna Nudo . He married Helen Bernice Bostic in 1949 in Springfield; she preceded him in death in 1970. He married Linda Collins in 1980 in Springfield. Also preceding him in death was a son, Dominic Nudo .

 

Mr. Nudo was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater on the USS Hornet and the USS Independence. He also served in Korea. He received the American Defense Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific ribbon with nine stars, European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal and the Philippine Liberation ribbon with one star.

 

He later worked for Local 477 Labors Union, retiring after more than 40 years of service.

 

 

Survivors: wife, Linda; six sons, Larry Massey, and Peter, Ernie Jr., Patrick, Michael and Daniel Nudo , all of Springfield; three daughters, Cindy Bounds, Tonya Ridgeway and Angelica Nudo , all of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Nudo of Springfield; two sisters, Mable Blackburn and Parma Nudo , both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, October 17, 1996

 

 

Vincenzo Nudo Vincenzo "Jim" Nudo , 74, of Grandview died Tuesday in Grandview.

 

He was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Niagra Falls, N.Y., the son of Pietro and Maria Salerna Nudo . He married Dorothy L. Burnett in 1941 in St. Louis; she died in 1994.

 

Mr. Nudo was employed by Sangamo Electric for 27 years

 

and worked in security for St. John's North for two years and the Willard Ice Building for eight years.

 

 

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he earned the American Area Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and Star.

 

Survivors: two sons, James O. and Russell Joseph Nudo , both of Springfield; a daughter, Connie Hill of Springfield; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Earnest and Lawrence Nudo , both of Springfield; two sisters, Mabel Blackburn and Parma Nudo , both of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

NUDO FAMILY KNOWS A LOT ABOUT OPPORTUNITY

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 14, 1986

Author/Byline: Michael Murphy

Edition: M1,M2,S1

Section: BUSINESS

Page: 51

When Sam Nudo starts "backing off" next year, he expects to go to work for his sons -- a sharp role reversal for the founder and patriarch of Nudo

 

Products Inc.

 

"When I come in, I'll be an employee. I'll do whatever needs to be done," Sam Sr. says with seeming seriousness. Then, with a characteristic twinkle in his eyes: "I'll probably start on another new product; maybe even a new business."

 

With second son, Tom, sitting to his left, and third son, Sam Jr., standing in the doorway behind him, Sam's statement draws nods of approval, not chuckles. When it comes to seizing opportunity, Sam and the Nudo clan have quite a track record.

 

They don't just fabricate awnings and specialized building materials, although that's the lion's share of the trade. Sam and Tom have a patent on an adjustable, fiberglass wind-deflector for recreational vehicles; it goes into boxes in the yellow-metal building next door.

 

They're also using in-house materials and expertise to make removable side panels for flatbed trucks. And on the desk beside Tom is Sam's latest baby: prototype fiberglass mud flaps for the RV market.

 

"We have chances all the time," Sam Sr. says of the cottage industries developed off of the company's main lines of awnings and fiberglass- and vinyl-coated building materials. "We have the materials here. It's ridiculous for us not to make something that will bring in another $15,000 or $20,000." At Nudo Products, which is almost hidden behind a bakery thrift shop and an appliance rental business at 2508 South Grand Ave. E., that attitude has done more than provide Sam and Wanda Nudo with a comfortable living.

 

For their 14-hour days –

 

and for side ventures like Fiesta Hall,

 

which was never in anyone's business plan -- they have a thriving business. Three of their five sons (and two of their wives) now participate. Their youngest, Patrick, will join the ranks after graduating from the University of Arizona in December.

 

"At that time, we're going to get a computer, which we really need. Patrick is going to set it up," Sam Sr. says proudly.

 

Sam, of course, didn't have anything like this in mind when he bought out his brother in 1962 to take over Economy Awning and Tile Co. With a business to run and five children to raise, he had little time to envision a corporation as dynamic as Nudo Products has become -- let alone think about having his offspring pursue their own careers at his side.

 

"I never thought that the growth of the business would be all that much that my sons could be in it, but, then, they're the ones who made the business grow," Sam says.

 

In the year Tom rejoined the company, 1975, sales totaled $125,000. Last year, Nudo sold about $2 million worth of products. This year's sales are estimated at $3 million.

 

"I was 45 when I decided to go into this, and you can't change your business overnight. You can't do things until you have an opportunity," says Sam, finishing the sentence with one of his favorite words.

 

The son of an Italian immigrant, A. Sam Nudo grew up on the north end of Springfield, served six years in the Navy and worked at a variety of jobs before he and his brother launched Economy Awning in 1954. Sam worked door-to-door selling awnings, tile, siding and windows, and the business moved to its present southeast side location after it outgrew rented quarters on South MacArthur Boulevard. Economy Awning was a "flourishing business," according to a brief corporate history written by Tom's wife, Wanda.

 

But Sam Nudo was never content with selling someone else's products.

 

"His ideal in business, you can use the word `dream,' was always to make something and sell it nationally," says an admiring Tom Nudo , the firm's vice president. "That's where we are today, 20 years later." "It's true, I always wanted to make awnings, to make a product and a quality product," says Sam. "But this guy (Tom), this guy is worse than I am."

 

 

The elder Nudo 's first chance to pursue his dream came in 1969, when Armbruster Manufacturing, after developing the local market for custom-made fiberglass awnings, decided to concentrate on canvas products.

 

 

 

"Armbruster threw it out, and I picked it up," says Sam, who answers questions as directly as they're put. "And I about went broke making my first awning. I wanted to change the design and make it better."

 

The firm soon became a wholesaler, which suited Sam fine, and production facilities were built on what is now a 6.5-acre factory and office site. Economy made strictly awnings, but it was "very aggressive," Sam says, "selling more fiberglass than dealers in Chicago."

 

However, shipping capacity and costs limited the firm to central Illinois markets. Awnings were 100 percent of the output in 1975, and the $125,000-a-year level has remained constant. But, as new products have been developed, awnings represent only 12 percent of Nudo 's business today.

 

The Nudo sons worked plenty of summers and weekends with their father, but the scope of the business left them with little reason to think about becoming a permanent part of a family operation.

 

Eldest son Jerry became an investment banker in Chicago and has assisted the firm financially. Tom, a CPA, went to work for an accounting firm in Pittsburgh. Fourth son Tim, then Sam Jr., expected to travel equally diverse career paths.

 

"When I left, all he was into was awnings; there wasn't that much room here," says Sam Jr. "Once we got into panels, the sky was the limit." "Panels," now the mainstay of the Nudo business, are obscure products with features as sexy as a flannel nightgown. With registered and trademarked names like Fiber-Lite, Nu-Alum and White-Wood, they are 4- by 8-foot sheets of fiberglass, vinyl or aluminum, glued to pieces of plywood in the back half of the Fiesta Hall building.

 

And "panels," as anyone in the building materials business knows, are quite popular nowadays. Used for walls, ceilings and space dividers, they have replaced glazed tile and stainless steel as the low-cost products of choice in farm buildings, kennels, restrooms and fast-food kitchens.

 

 

 

"Sanitation is the key," explains Sam. "It started with the USDA meat inspectors and the like. They'd say, `Let's clean up this wall.' They'd always recommend fiberglass, and they said, `There's two places you can get it: in Joliet and from Nudo .'

 

 

" Sam Sr. and Tom weren't sure what they were getting into when Dave Edwards, a fiberglass salesman from Chicago, talked them into making their first sheets. But the awning business had reached a plateau, and the thinner fiberglass sheets (1-32nd of an inch, glued onto 3/8th-inch thick boards) were materials father and son thought they could handle.

 

"We were always looking for new products and related products," Samsays. "This is the same material we have, but we're showing it in a different area."

 

With Tom hitting the trade shows and overseeing production, sales of panels went from a few thousand in 1978 to about 80,000 today. Because the early demand was from dairy barns and hog confinement operations, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota became new markets for Nudo products.

 

"The explosion in the farm trade was all we could handle at first," Tom Nudo says. "Then, boom, all of a sudden it leveled off, and we had to find new markets."

 

Supermarket chains in the Southeast, companies like Bi-Lo and Food Lion, became the next heavy users of Nudo panels, using them in food display and preparation areas. That also opened up livestock operations in a poultry-heavy region.

 

Tim Nudo , who drives the firm's semi-trailer truck,

 

now hauls 50,000-pound loads of panels into the Northeast, as well as into the upper Midwest and Southeast. From Minnesota and Georgia, he back-hauls wood on which the next batch of panels will be attached.

 

"We didn't jump into any of this blind," Sam Sr. says. "We just started making panels and grew as our business grew." While he never considered the expansion risky, he still marvels at how far Nudo Products has come.

 

A company that once didn't own a sealing press now has four in use, and one in mothballs. An operation that made 40 panels -- on its best day -- now makes 400 on an average day.

 

Sam's awning business once used 65,000 square feet of fiberglass annually. This year, he says, it will use more than 2 million square feet of various fiberglass products.

 

Wanda, who runs the banquet room portion of the Fiesta Hall, now comes down to the loosely structured office to help out. "We really need her down here," Sam says fondly.

 

Sam Jr., who made a brief run at an independent fortune with his University of Wisconsin business degree, considers his "real world" job as a Nudo salesman rewarding enough.

 

And Denise Nudo , Tom's wife, drives a forklift and runs a press, and writes the company history, as well. She heads up the crew that produces the panels in the back half of Fiesta Hall.

 

The chemistry within the company is not perfect, "but 95 percent of the time, we're together on something," Sam Sr. says.

 

"I don't think there's any big trick to it," he says. "Everybody just fits into their jobs, and that's the way it is . . . When we work here, we're business people. When we're not here, I'm the father, and they're my sons."

 

Sam Sr. is the corporation's president -- "They won't give the title I really want, which is `Boss,' " he cracks. "No, Wanda's the boss," Tom says -- and no provisions have yet been made for a change in command.

 

But neither Tom nor his father is much concerned about sibling rivalry breaking up the unit when Sam Sr. and Wanda take off in their camper.

 

"It's just the Nudo blood," Tom says. "We're going to have our traumas, up and down, but I think most of us agree that the way to go is together.

 

"We really have the momentum behind us now. If we bust it up . . . we'll just stagnate."

Caption: Wanda and Sam Nudo have taken a retail awning shop and turned it into one of the Midwest's leading makers of vinyl and fiberglass building products.

 

 

NUDO PRODUCTS ADDS THIRD SHIFT / COMPANY TRYING TO BETTER UTILIZE SPACE AT COMPOUND

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, May 11, 1999

Author/Byline: NATALIE BOEHME STAFF WRITER

Edition: M1,M2

Section: BUSINESS

Page: 17

Nudo Products Inc. has run out of space. So, the Springfield company hopes to keep up with demand by making more time.

 

The cutting crew for the factory -- which produces laminated-panel products ranging from ceiling and floor tiles to wall paneling -- will start a night shift today. And last week, a branch of the factory that manufactures plastic sheets used for laminating also added a third shift.

 

Company president Wanda Nudo said the third shifts are being added to better utilize space at the sprawling compound, which straddles South Grand Avenue East.

 

The quarters reached cramped status only six months after Nudo Products bought the neighboring Precision Products building at 2415 South Grand Ave.

 

E., doubling the factory's floor space.

 

A computerized saw line is the only production equipment operating from the main building. The rest of the cavernous factory is filled with inventory. New equipment that makes plastic sheets has operated from a secondary building on the former Precision Products lot since March.

 

John Bednarko, head of Nudo 's shipping and handling department, said inventory has already filled the space freed up at the main Nudo Products compound by purchasing the additional buildings. "We sell such a wide range of products we have to keep a big inventory," Bednarko said. "And demand just keeps growing every day." Two computerized saws are in the main compound at 1500 Taylor Ave., and another is in the South Grand Avenue East building. Bednarko said a fourth machine will be added later this year.

 

 

 

A dozen workers have been hired to work the night shifts.

 

 

 

The entire factory employs more than 100. A $100,000 loan through the city's block grant fund helped Nudo Products buy the former Precision Products buildings. The loan was based on the company's expectation of creating 26 jobs in the year following the purchase.

 

Despite the shortage of space, Nudo said there are no building plans in the immediate future. "Not right now," she said. "We've got a lot on Taylor (Avenue) and Laurel (Street), but we're not going to build for a while."

 

 

 

NEW ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE `UNLEASHED' AT SUNDAY EVENT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, June 19, 1997

Edition: M1,M2

Section: LOCAL

Page: 39

Rosie the beagle and Mac the cat will unhook a leash officially opening the new Animal Protective League no-kill Waggin' Tails Animal Shelter at noon

 

Sunday at 1001 Taintor Road.

 

The "unleashing" and open house marks the completion of several years of planning, fund raising and building by APL members and volunteers.

 

 

Among those who will receive special recognition are

Tim Nudo of Nudo Corp

 

 

., Springfield Electric, Kevin Hyatt of Hyatt Electric and the late Irving Brendt,

 

each of whom will have a portion of the facility named in their honor for their contributions to the project.

 

After several years at a modified farm house, the modern facility at 1001 Taintor Road opened for business in mid-May. The new shelter is more than 6,000 square feet and can provide housing to approximately 40 dogs and puppies and 120 cats and kittens. Adoption fees are $65 for cats and $75 for dogs.

 

The event, which will include refreshments and entertainment, is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m.

 

The shelter is on the north side of the state fairgrounds, across from Gate 6.

 

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1Stephen Hott                57Dillon Thomas

2Rob Mosher                      58Jacob Wilmot

4Thomas Kennedy                     60Kevin Dallavis

5Gary Wilson                       61Casey Daley

6David Kavish                    63Sean Johnson

7Bobby Brenneisen                    64Nick Theole

8Dominic Walton                   65Derek French

9Mike Stieren                 66Dan Schafer

10Kevin Klemm                    67Jeremy Bertoni

11Shaughn Reid                    68Nick Varney

13John Lantz                  70Matt Mast

15Alex Kararo                     72Shawn Young

16Joe Marrin                     73Tim Stevens

17Tim Dondanville               74Jeremy Adams

18Grant Anderson                  75Matt Israel

21Brian Rimini                77Chad Rushing

24Chris Peterson                     79Zach Higdon

25Josh Gossard                    80Victor Kimberlin

27Adrian Cave                   81Ryan Hillsted

28Scott Kren                 82Brian Fitzgerald

33Mike Edwards             83Adam Nudo

37Keenan Gilpin               84Brandon Dixon

38Joe Geiger                  85Donovan Kavish

39Jack Duncan                88Tim Fitzgerald

40Mitch Murphy              90Tanner Sommer

43Leonard Hubbard             95Matt Magowan

44Andrew Collings              99Jared Dodd

48Tommy Jennings           9Tim Capestrain

50Aaron Peterman            25Ryan Butler

51Matt Selvaggio                37Steve Begando

52Kelby Jasmon                 52Mitch Luster

53Blake Pranger                  60John Felchner

54Zack Moore                       61Mike Loscher

55Matt Sartore                       63Zach Boente

56Jason Moore                     75Jon O'Daniel

 

 

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LA CASITA MEXICAN RESTAURANT REOPENS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, March 14, 1993

Edition: M1,M2

Section: BUSINESS

Page: 49

After a two-month hiatus, La Casita Mexican Restaurant, on Illinois 125 in Pleasant Plains, reopened last week.

 

The restaurant, which opened in 1990 as a complement to the adjoining Pueblo Southwestern Art Gallery, traditionally closes during the winter months.

 

That gives owner Lou Simpson time to travel to the Southwest. There, he goes on shopping sprees for the art gallery and researches new recipes for the restaurant.

 

Remodeling and maintenance projects also were undertaken over the winter.

 

Last winter, an addition doubling the size of the La Casita (Spanish for "little house") was built. This past winter, a larger bar was built in the cantina area, in addition to repainting the interior of the whole building, upgrading the kitchen and installing custom-built indirect lighting in the cantina.

 

This may be the last winter that the restaurant closes, Simpson said.

 

"I think the public is forcing us to stay open and that's good," he said.

 

Menu favorites are enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, Tex-Mex steaks and chiles relleno. All main dishes can now be ordered a la carte or as a dinner platter with rice, beans and salad.

 

New to the menu this year is a Mexican or American breakfast. Breakfast items include huevos rancheros (fried eggs layered with tortillas, refried beans and salsa), breakfast burritos and fajita omelettes in addition to eggs, bacon, toast, and biscuits and gravy.

 

For now, the restaurant is open only on Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Starting April 1st, the La Casita and the Pueblo will be open Tuesday through Sunday.

 

Opening Wednesday in the downtown area is Bedrock Bar & Grill, 225 E. Monroe St., just west of D.H. Brown's.

 

The restaurant is co-owned by Rick Wood of Chauffer Werks Limousine Service, 1608 S. Pasfield and Tim Nudo, a partner in Nudo Products, 2508 South Grand Ave. E.

The manager is Mark Claycomb, formerly of On Broadway.

 

The building formerly housed Doc's Italian Sausage, which went out of business in November. Wood and Nudo moved in in December, gutted the building, and installed a horseshoe-shaped stone bar.

 

"It's modeled after the Flintstones," Wood said.

 

Monday through Friday, the bar will cater to the downtown breakfast and lunch crowd. Breakfast will be served from 6 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch deliveries also will be made to downtown locations.

 

Wednesday nights, "we're gonna be rockin'," Wood said. Tables are moved aside and WYMG's Dave "Keefer" Fulgham will DJ. The bar will remain open to 1 a.m. each week night and on Saturdays from noon to 1 a.m.

 

Mike Seibert's walleye fish dinners will be served on Fridays; pizza will be available on other nights.

 

Saturday night will feature live acoustic music.

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 20, 1999

High-Nudo Lindsey Kathryn Nudo and Richard Edward High, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Hilton Hotel by the Rev. Dan Seibert.

 

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Sharon Nudo of Springfield. The groom is the son of Richard High and JoEllyn High, both of Springfield.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Cary Cheffy. Rene Johnson, Stephanie Brock, Carla Burger and Courtney Kinsel were bridesmaids. Flower girls were Samantha and Natalie Nudo.

 

Best man was Mitchell Johnson. Mike Stephens, Matt Lael, Aaron Fullington and Brian Hewitt were groomsmen. Ushers were Scott Cheffy and Mark McCormick.

 

A reception was held at the Hilton Hotel.

 

The bride is a graduate of Springfield College in Illinois and attended Eastern Illinois University. She is employed by Nudo Products Inc. The groom attended Lincoln Land Community College.

He is employed in sales at American Metals Supply Co.

 

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, February 27, 1996

 

 

 

Robert H. Schleyhahn Robert H. Schleyhahn, 66, of Springfield died Sunday at his residence.

 

He was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Springfield, the son of Rollard C. and Jessie Siders Schleyhahn. He married Patricia D. Baldoni in 1950.

 

*Mr. Schleyhahn was a member of Local 965 Operating Engineers,

*he also had owned several bars in Springfield

 

*and was formerly employed by CWLP.

 

 He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force

 

 and was a member of the Elks Club.

 

Survivors: wife, Patricia D. Schleyhahn; a son, Robert R. Schleyhahn of Springfield; three daughters, Kathy Biroschak of Berlin Center, Ohio, Patricia L. Sommers of Glenarm and

 

***Sharon Nudo***

 

of Springfield; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Remains were cremated. Private family services will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hacked e-mails reveal plans for dirty-tricks campaign against U.S. Chamber foes

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 15, 2011; 12:36 AM

A feud between a security contracting firm and a group of guerrilla computer hackers has spilled over onto K Street, as stolen e-mails reveal plans for a dirty-tricks-style campaign against critics of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The tale began this month when a global hackers collective known as Anonymous broke into the computers of HBGary Federal, a California security firm, and dumped tens of thousands of internal company e-mails onto the Internet.

The move was in retaliation for assertions by HBGary Federal chief executive Aaron Barr that he had identified leaders of the hackers' group, which has actively supported the efforts of anti-secrecy Web site WikiLeaks to obtain and disclose classified documents.

The e-mails revealed, among other things, a series of often-dubious counterintelligence proposals aimed at enemies of Bank of America and the chamber. The proposals included distributing fake documents and launching cyber-attacks.

The chamber has adamantly denied any knowledge of the "abhorrent" proposals, including some contained in a sample blueprint outlined for Hunton & Williams, a law and lobbying firm that works for the chamber. The business group said in a statement Monday that the proposal "was not requested by the Chamber, it was not delivered to the Chamber and it was never discussed with anyone at the Chamber."

Two other security firms named in the e-mails, Berico Technologies and Palantir Technologies, also have issued statements distancing themselves from the plans. HBGary Federal and Hunton & Williams declined to comment.

The hacked e-mails suggest that the three security firms worked with Hunton & Williams in hopes of landing a $2 million contract to assist the chamber. Some of the e-mails, which were highlighted by the liberal Web site ThinkProgress on Monday, seem to suggest that the chamber had been apprised of the efforts. The chamber denied any such knowledge.

On Nov. 16, for example, Barr suggests in an e-mail to Berico that his company had spoken "directly" to the chamber despite the lack of a signed contract.

Other e-mails describe Hunton & Williams lawyer Bob Quackenboss as the "key client contact operationally" with the chamber and make references to a demonstration session that had "sold the Chamber in the first place."

On Dec. 1, a Palantir engineer summarized a meeting with Hunton & Williams, saying the law firm "was looking forward to briefing the results to the Chamber to get them to pony up the cash for Phase II." The proposed meeting was set to take place this past Monday, according to the e-mail.

"While many questions remain in the unfolding ChamberLeaks controversy, what's clear is that this multitude of emails clearly contradicts the Chamber's claim that they were 'not aware of these proposals until HBGary's e-mails leaked,' " ThinkProgress reporter Scott Keyes wrote in a blog post.

One Nov. 29 e-mail contains presentations and memos outlining how a potential counterintelligence program against chamber critics might work. The documents are written under the logo of Team Themis, which was the joint project name adopted by the three technology firms.

Several of the documents focus on ChamberWatch, a union-backed organization that criticizes the business lobby and many of its members. The documents include personal details about activists who work for the group and suggestions for targeting its reputation, including planting fake documents, tying the organization to radical activists or creating "fake insider personas" on social media.

ChamberWatch, one memo said, is "vulnerable to information operations that could embarrass the organization and those associated with it."

Christy Setzer, a ChamberWatch spokeswoman, said that "even if the chamber was not aware of these specific proposals, they were clearly aware of the work that was being done."

The chamber disagreed and singled out ThinkProgress for allegedly organizing a "smear campaign" similar to unproven allegations last year that the business group used foreign money in its domestic political activities.

"The leaked e-mails appear to show that HBGary was willing to propose questionable actions in an attempt to drum up business, but the Chamber was not aware of these proposals until HBGary's e-mails leaked," the chamber's statement said.

Palantir chief executive Alex Karp, a self-described progressive, said in a statement Monday that the Silicon Valley software firm had severed ties with HBGary Federal and placed on leave an engineer involved in the project pending a review.

"Palantir does not make software that has the capability to carry out the offensive tactics proposed by HBGary," Karp said. "Palantir never has and never will condone the sort of activities recommended by HBGary."

Berico's co-founders, Guy Filippelli and Nick Hallam, said in a statement Friday that they also had severed ties with HBGary Federal and had launched an internal investigation into the affair.

"Our leadership does not condone or support any effort that proactively targets American firms, organizations or individuals," the executives said, adding that such proposals "run counter to our organization's values."

 

 

 

 

 

Cut-out (espionage)

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In espionage parlance, a cutout is a mutually trusted intermediary, method or channel of communication, facilitating the exchange of information between agents. By definition, a "cutout" does not know the source or destination the information being transmitted, or the identities of any persons involved in the espionage process. Thus, a captured cutout cannot be used to identify members of an espionage cell. A classic example of a 'cut out' which fulfills all the required characteristics is the dead drop "postbox".

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galv cotton link – anderson clayton –

 

Fort sheridan - ING

 

 

ING co. Ft sheridan – usattys - cdil

 

 

 

 

State hires new company to supply cotton for inmate underwear

By Anonymous

The Associated Press

Posted Dec 09, 2010 @ 06:27 AM

Last update Dec 09, 2010 @ 06:42 AM

The Illinois Department of Corrections says the state's prison inmates won't have to worry about going without underpants - at least for now.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that because of a global surge in cotton prices, the company hired to supply the broadcloth used for inmate boxer shorts has refused to deliver it, saying it couldn't make any profit. Cotton prices have more than doubled in the past six months.

The department hired another company to supply the cloth this week. The new contract is worth $183,800 - an estimated $50,000 more than the last one.

Illinois doesn't purchase pre-made boxer shorts. It buys the broadcloth, which is then made into shorts at an inmate labor program at the Sheridan Correctional Center north of Ottawa.

 

 

 

General dynamics – perrin –

 

Owns nassco – most of the IAM in sd –

 

Kennedy as IAM prez –

 

And see solar/cat link – gray chamber

 

 

 

NASSCO may be forced to lay off 1,500 workers

By Gary Robbins

Originally published February 16, 2011 at 3:02 p.m., updated February 16, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.

 

- US Navy

The 820-foot Peleliu was commissioned in 1980 and is currently homeported in San Diego.

General Dynamics-NASSCO says that it could be forced to lay off 1,500 of its 3,700 workers this year if Congress doesn't quickly resolve deep funding problems in the 2011 Defense Appropriations Act.

The Navy has already canceled $24.7 million in scheduled repairs and upgrades that NASSCO was to begin performing on the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship Peleliu in May. Four other major ship repair contracts were canceled around the nation.

The Defense Department is operating under a continuing funding resolution that is set to expire at the end of February. If Congress doesn't extend the resolution, and add funding, NASSCO also could lose out on a pending contract to build the first of three Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ships for the Navy. The contract is worth about $500 million.

"We are cautiously optimistic that the matter will be resolved," said James Gill, a NASSCO spokesman. "But we don't know what's going to happen, and the Peleliu work has been canceled. So we informed our workers in writing that there could be as many as 1,500 layoffs by the end of the year if more money isn't appropriated."

The funding problems come at a bad time for NASSCO. The company laid off more than 500 employees and sub-contractors last year due to a downturn in the shipbuilding business. And NASSCO is nearing the end constructing Lewis-and-Clark class cargo ships for the Navy.

NASSCO had hoped to cope with the end of that line by obtaining contracts to build three MLPs, a new class of ship that will serve as a pier-at-sea. The Navy has accelerated the construction program. But its unclear whether money will be available to build the 800-foot ships on a schedule that would enable NASSCO to avoid major layoffs.

There is some good news; the Navy says it wants to contract to build three Navy oilers, starting in 2012. And NASSCO is well positioned to compete for those contracts because it specializes in large vessels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From eckufcwperrin

 

Addiction frame –

 

Sd link –

general dynamics – perrin

GD= NASSCO – IAM – kennedy – addiction frame – pedophile frame – mental illness frame –

 

Xa cat in Peoria – links – gray – chamber

 

Cohen recommends

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“Eckufcwperrin”

 

 

 

Bommarito - UFCW

 

 

United way=

Eck –

Funk/ufcw/bommarito –

perrin

 

 

 

Eck – uis soccer – troxel – Aiello – siebert - carnduff

 

Ufcw – funk – bommarito – caths – stl - excel

 

Perrin – county judge – ambucs – chase/bunn – sd – senturia – harbor towers – ccdc – sd afl-cio clc -

 

 

 

 

 

Note eck and giacomini at uis – Jackson house roommate andy/tennis scholarship is giacomini – filipiak/nifong – and see gay rumors bad site

 

giacomini breessan – and see SAHBA – see also bressan site and giacomini site

 

 

 

 

Bressan impacts

 

 

Eck is uis soccer – carnduff – stic – bw –

 

and eck is troxell with Aiello and siebert – roofing – truck – (see Aiello and cocaine – Jennings – Pennell – ISP – IL dept AG)

 

 

 

perrin – judge at county – brother in sd – harbor towers – senturia – loft on broadway – overlap at PCH/laguna

 

 

note esp Henderson in sd and Henderson in spfld –

 

earl at shg – dura neb – radio control –

 

and chase/bunn atty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sites:

 

Bressan

 

Dirt

 

mrt

 

Ilfopngaoi

 

boesdorfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is why eck is important –

 

troxel – Aiello – siebert – uis soccer – and see noonan at LLCC soccer – xa carnduff soccer – stic – bw – and see stone – bomke

 

XA Henderson – contri (clatfelter/contri/ibt916)

 

 

 

 

Henderson – stone/pbpa5 – giganti – bomke - eck

 

 

 

Eck – bomke – Henderson – stone

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 22, 1985

Edition: M1,M2,E1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 38

Stone-Schaddel Tammy A. Schaddel of Pleasant Plains and Richard L. Stone of Springfield

were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Nov. 23. The Rev. Joseph Murray conducted the ceremony at the St. Augustine Church in Ashland.

Jack and Ann Schaddel of Pleasant Plains are the parents of the bride. The bridegroom is the son of Robert and Leona Stone of Springfield.

Serving as matron of honor was

Nancy M. Eck, with

Cathy S. Bomke, Donna Schaddel,

Jackie Stone and

Heather Stone serving as bridesmaids. Flower girls were Emily and Katie Schaddel and

Jessica Bomke.

Best man was Robert Stone Jr., and

 

Ronald J. Stone,

 

Brian K. Bomke,

Albert O. Eck II and Jack E. Schaddel served as groomsmen. Ushers were Jim Clemons, Jeff Oxencis and

Earl Henderson ,

with Justin R. Stone serving as ringbearer.

The reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield.

The bride is a graduate of Illinois State University. The bridegroom, a graduate of ISU, is employed by the First Financial Group of Springfield, Inc.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United way – funk/ufcw – eck - perrin

 

 

United Way surpasses fund goal

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, January 20, 2005

Author/Byline: JOHN REYNOLDS STAFF WRITER
Section: LOCAL
Page: 28

Local United Way officials announced Wednesday that donors surpassed this year's fund-raising goal of $2.74 million and helped the agency raise $2,775,375.

"This is great news for the community," said Kent Starkey, the 2004 campaign chairman. "When we set the goal, there was a real sense of urgency that we needed to do everything possible to maintain the funding for programs. Achieving this level of commitment demonstrates our community's understanding of the value of United Way-funded programs."

The bulk of the money raised, about 90 percent, was through workplace campaigns. People can donate to specific United Way charities, or they can give to the Community Fund, which is distributed to those organizations that have the greatest need and can do the most good.

United Way volunteers decide how the Community Fund is distributed.

The record United Way fund-raising drive locally was in 2001 when about $2.81 million was raised.

Wednesday's announcement was made during the agency's annual meeting and recognition breakfast at the Hilton Springfield.

During the meeting, the United Way's three largest employee groups were recognized with Campaign Chair Awards. Employees from all three - Horace Mann Companies, Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital - surpassed the amount they raised in 2003.

Employees at Horace Mann raised $258,139 in 2004, which is $31,622 more than last year; employees at Memorial raised $106,429, an increase of $24,418; and St. John's employees raised $102,368, or $26,966 more.

As a whole, United Way's business division saw an 8.3 percent increase over 2003.

Donations from campaigns of state, federal and municipal employees totaled more than $430,000. Leading the public-sector giving was the U.S. Postal Service, whose employees raised $16,851.

Outgoing United Way board chairman Harvey Stephens emphasized the importance of the business community in meeting the 2004 goal.

"The only reason for the success of this year's campaign and for the growth of the campaign in years to come is the support of our business community," he said.

Numerous other individuals and groups also were recognized for their United Way support. Retiring board members Dan Dungan, Springfield Electric and Supply Co.; Carlissa Puckett, Sparc; and Ron Sides, Bank One, were presented plaques in recognition of their service.

The following new board members were elected: Carolyn Blackwell, Springfield School District; Joe Bretz, St. John's Hospital; Jim Dove, retired physician;

John Eck Jr., R.W. Troxell Insurance;

Mettie Funk , UFCW Local 881;

Marty Michelson, Rutledge Youth Foundation; Harry Mitchell, Horace Mann;

Amy Perrin, Bank One;

Richard Ringeisen, University of Illinois at Springfield; Diane Rutledge, Springfield School District; Harvey Stephens, Brown, Hay and Stephens; John Stinson, National City Bank; Susan Wallace, Wells Fargo; and Karen Woods, Blue Cross Blue Shield.

New officers elected to lead the United Way in 2005 are: board chairman, Gene Wilkinson, Hanson Professional Services; chairman-elect, Mitchell; secretary, Blackwell; treasurer, Marc Carter, Kerber, Eck and Breakel, LLP; immediate past chair, Stephens; and assistant secretary, president and chief professional officer, John Kelker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giacomini - bressan

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 2, 1989

Giacomini-Cummins Erin Ann Cummins of Springfield and Thomas Paul Giacomini of Batavia were married at 2:30 p.m. May 27, by the Rev. John Ossola at St. Aloysius Church.

Nancy and Bob Cummings of 24 Oakdale Drive are the parents of the bride. Dominic and Patricia Giacomini of 2101 Shabbona Drive are the parents of the bridegroom.

Maid of honor was Karen Lynch. Bridesmaids were Theresa Ludwig, Michelle Giacomini and Lisa Giacomini.

Best man was Keith Cummins. Groomsmen were

Nicholas Giacomini,

 

Brian Bressan

 

and Patrick Giacomini. Ushers were Dr. Shannon Cummins and Brian Cummins.

A reception was held at Teamsters Local 916. The bride is a graduate of Springfield College in Illinois and St. John's School of Radiology. The bridegroom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and is an air-traffic controller in Aurora.

The couple will live in Batavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 From “bressan” page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bressan – background

 

 

 

Ran dirt dirt until april of 2007 – timeline - scso

 

 

 

Grandview= rosemarie long – scb 10 - brad long – carlock at Grandview pd – and see Rutherford as new mayor

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Reno J. Bressan

SPRINGFIELD - Reno J. Bressan, 77, of Springfield died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born July 23, 1926, in Springfield, the son of Joe and Etalia Niccole Bressan. He married Joan Horrighs in 1961 in Springfield.

Mr. Bressan was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Pillsbury Mills in 1988 after 45 years. He was a member of Grain Millers Union, Grandview Dad's Club, Dale Teubner Little League,

 

American Legion Post 809 and

 

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

 

 

He served four terms on the Grandview Village Board.



Survivors: wife, Joan; two sons,

 

Brian Bressan (companion, Stephanie Myers) of Springfield and

 

Reno Bressan (companion, Julie Brandel) of Imperial, Mo.; two sisters,

 

Rena Shaudis and Mary Sheehan, both of Springfield;

 

two brothers, Americo and Joe (wife, Alice) Bressan, both of Springfield;

 

 

and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

TITLE: ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 18

Bressan-60th Mr. and Mrs. Americo Bressan of Springfield will celebrate their 60th

wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Bressan and the former Eathel Dalton were married Sept. 29, 1939, in Covington, Ind.

Mr. Bressan retired from Jones and Blythe Construction in 1982. Mrs.

Bressan is a homemaker.

They are parents of eight children, Joan Yarbrough of St. Louis,

 

Mike Bressan,

 

Becky Mizeur,

 

Mark Bressan, and

 

Stephanie Lawrence, all of Springfield,

 

Debbie Adkins of Sherman,

 

Roxanne Thompson of Chatham,

and Mary Dobson, deceased. There are 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

TITLE: ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 24, 1989

Bressan--50th Mr. and Mrs. Americo Bressan , 5 Starnes Addition, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with a family Mass at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. A reception hosted by their children will follow in the St. Cabrini Hall.

Mr. Bressan, now retired, had been employed for 30 years by Jones and Blythe Construction Co.

He and his wife are the parents of eight children, Joan Yarbrough of Costa Mesa, Calif., Michael, Rebecca Mizeur, Stephanie Bressan and Roxanne Stuper, all of Springfield, Deborah Adkins of Sherman, Mark of Vero Beach, Fla., and Mary Dobson, who is now deceased. They have 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leader of county drug investigation team promoted

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 3, 2007

Author: JOHN REYNOLDS STAFF WRITER

 

The head of the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office's drug investigation team has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and reassigned as a shift supervisor.

 

Brian Bressan , who has been with the sheriff's office since 1989, was promoted from sergeant and began his new job Monday.

 

"It's a privilege for me to promote somebody of his caliber and expertise," said Sheriff Neil Williamson. "This is going to be good, not just for the sheriff's office, but for the citizens of the county."

 

 

Bressan has headed the Drug Investigations Response Team, or DIRT, since its inception in 2004.

 

 

The four-person team formed to combat the growing methamphetamine problem has been extremely successful, the sheriff said.

 

Williamson estimated that 80 percent of Bressan's work with the team has been administrative, which should benefit him as a shift supervisor. "Bressan knows how to motivate people, has a good work ethic, and gets the most he can out of his employees," Williamson said.

 

A new shift supervisor is needed at the sheriff's office because Lt. Jack Campbell, the second-shift supervisor, will be starting a new administrative job with the department this summer.

 

 

 

Chief deputy Tony Sacco will oversee the three officers on the DIRT team.

 

 

Caption: Bressan

 

 

 

Giacomini= uis tennis - construction

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 2, 1989

Giacomini-Cummins Erin Ann Cummins of Springfield and Thomas Paul Giacomini of Batavia were married at 2:30 p.m. May 27, by the Rev. John Ossola at St. Aloysius Church.

Nancy and Bob Cummings of 24 Oakdale Drive are the parents of the bride. Dominic and Patricia Giacomini of 2101 Shabbona Drive are the parents of the bridegroom.

Maid of honor was Karen Lynch. Bridesmaids were Theresa Ludwig, Michelle Giacomini and Lisa Giacomini.

Best man was Keith Cummins. Groomsmen were Nicholas Giacomini, Brian Bressan and Patrick Giacomini. Ushers were Dr. Shannon Cummins and Brian Cummins.

 



A reception was held at Teamsters Local 916.

 

The bride is a graduate of Springfield College in Illinois and St. John's School of Radiology. The bridegroom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and is an air-traffic controller in Aurora.

The couple will live in Batavia.

 

 

 

 

BRESSAN ELECTED CHIEF OF ARC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, June 25, 1988

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 31

Carol Bressan has been elected president of the board of directors of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Springfield.

Other officers elected were Ray Cicci, first vice-president; David Milling, secretary; and Ed Brooks, treasurer.

The Association for Retarded Citizens of Springfield is a not-for-profit organization providing services to the developmentally disabled citizens of Sangamon and Menard counties.

 

 

 

WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, March 28, 2004



Bressan -Myers

Stephanie M. Myers and Brian J. Bressan , both of Cantrall, were married at 5 p.m. March 13, 2004, at the Jacksonville Country Club by Judge Leslie Groves.

The bride is the daughter of Roxanne Myers of Springfield. The groom is the son of Joan Bressan of Springfield and the late Reno Bressan .

The bride and groom are both employed by the Sangamon County Sheriff's office.

The couple lives in Cantrall.

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 23, 1995

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 18

 

Danenberger-Sullivan Susan Elizabeth Sullivan and Douglas Dwayne

Danenberger, both of Springfield, were married at 7 p.m. June 23 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. Kevin Sullivan.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Sullivan of New Berlin. The groom is the son of Shearl Herndon and Lyle Danenberger, both of Springfield.

Serving as matron of honor was Stacie Speith, with Carolyn Sullivan serving as maid of honor. Julie Lane and

 

 

Connie Coady were bridesmaids.

Best man was Ed Ashton.

Dave Coady,

Reno Bressan and

Brad Long

 

were groomsmen. Ushers were Kevin Sullivan and Ernie Dannenberger.

A reception was held at the River Ridge Restaurant.

The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. She is employed by the state

Department of Public Health. The groom is a graduate of Riverton High School. He is also employed by the state

Department of Public Health.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunn employees

 

PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, March 19, 2000

SIX BUNN-O-MATIC quality work groups received special recognition during 1999 by meeting annual goals. They are:

Bobbie's B&B: Rick Troutner, Angel Johnson and Bobbie Diers.

Communicators: Rita Margaron, Pat Richey, Vicki Tomarelli, Claudene Watts, Judy Lewis and Tom Easley.

QC's: Darrell "Butch" Garrison,

 

Lee Bressan ,

 

Paul Smith, Darrell Edwards, Randy Sorrel and Kurt Ingram.

Export Specialists: Dave Speck, Rita Coffey, Jim Felts, Jim Fidler, Dan Formea, Mark Gumble, Sue Padget, Stuart Sielschott and Jennifer Yonker.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Sheila Boarman, Max Comstock, Rhett Farrell, Diane Plohr, Ron Figgins, Sondra Briggs, Mike May, Sharon Riechers, Mitch Wernsing, Diane Byers, Karen Holley, Aaron Robison, Dava Scheufele, Gene Wilken and Sharon Megginson.

Top Guns: Cindy Lord, Steve Coady, Rich Kniss, Bill Thomas, Paul Beveridge, Bill Midden and Pat Leonard.

 

 

 

 

Brian bressan – demarco family

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 16, 1995

DeMarco-Brooks Lisa Lynne Brooks of Chatham and Thomas Anthony DeMarco of Springfield exchanged wedding vows at 2 p.m. June 17 at St. Agnes Church. The Rev. Barry Harmon performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Richard S. and Linda L. Brooks of Chatham. The groom is the son of Kay Wallwork and

William DeMarco of Springfield.

Serving as maid of honor was Lori Creason. Christine Gabel, Ronda Brinkman, Deann French and Mary Smith were bridesmaids. Flower girls were Ashley Brooks and

Jennifer DeMarco.

Best man was Jim DiCenso. Dave Holmin, Don Adams,

Brian Bressan and Nick Roscetti were groomsmen. Ushers were Michael Brooks, Steve French and

Jeff and Steve DeMarco. Ringbearers were Derek French and

Nicholas DeMarco.

A reception was held at the Springfield Hilton.

The bride is a graduate of Glenwood High School, Lincoln Land Community College and Illinois State University. She is employed as a teacher at

Taylorville Correctional Center.

The groom is a graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School and Eastern Illinois University.

He is employed by DeMarco Office Supply.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 12, 1992

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 21

McEvoy-Fleck Geralyn M. Fleck of Springfield and

 

Timothy P. McEvoy of Athens were

married at 11 a.m. June 13 at St. Agnes Church by the Rev. Patrick Wright.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph A. and Donna J. Fleck of Springfield. The groom is the son of James and Carol McEvoy of Athens.

Serving as maid of honor was Kary Ann Fleck. Bridesmaids were Ellen Andres, Pamela Cox and Mary McEvoy.

Best man was Mike McCain. Groomsmen were Max Fleck,
John Kunz and

 

Brian Bressan .

 

Ushers were Bradley Brown and Jim Nemecek.

A reception was held at the VFW Hall.

The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield College in Illinois and Illinois State University. She is employed as an assistant treasurer/marketing coordinator for American Savings.

 

The groom is a graduate of Griffin High School

 

and Lincoln Land Community College.

 

He is employed as a Springfield firefighter.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

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Published Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mark Beagles expects to announce Ward 7 run soon

MARK BEAGLES,

 

a state trooper who has worked on a number of campaigns

 

, is moving toward a run for Springfield Ward 7 alderman.

"Giving back to the community," Beagles said when asked why he would want the job. "I think that Ward 7 needs a strong advocate. I think I would be a strong advocate."

Beagles said he's concerned about the city's loss of some economic base, such as the closed Esquire Theater on MacArthur Boulevard. And while he likes the jobs new development would bring, he also has concerns about consequences of that growth - such as traffic.

The youngest of a dozen children, Beagles, 44, said he expected to have many people out this weekend gathering petition signatures.

"As long as everything goes according to plan, I should have a formal announcement, hopefully within a week," he said.

 

Beagles said he has voted in GOP primaries for more than 20 years, but would run as an independent for the officially nonpartisan aldermanic post

 

. He has worked on the campaigns of Republicans including the late

 

Sheriff BILL DEMARCO, whom he called "my second Dad";

 

former Mayor KAREN HASARA; and

 

Sangamon County Board member JANE VANHOOS;

 

as well as Ward 3 Ald. FRANK KUNZ, a Democrat.

 

Among his best friends, he said, are DeMarco's son, JEFF;

 

and JOHN KUNZ,

 

brother of the alderman.

Beagles, a Griffin High grad who attended Springfield College in Illinois and went on to graduate in political science from Western Illinois University in Macomb, was a

 

juvenile probation officer

 

before joining state police more than nine years ago.

He said he and one of his brothers,

 

MIKE BEAGLES,

 

a retired state police lieutenant,

 

do a lot of charity work. They have each donated more than 19 gallons of blood, for example. They were also out Friday morning doing some free snow-shoveling and driving around, stopping to give pushes to several cars they came across - including mine - that had become stuck in snow.

This is such a small town.

Helping other people, he said, "makes us feel so much better."

Mark Beagles, who is married and has no children, said he also puts in a five-hour shift once every week or two at the

 

Ronald McDonald House. And his work raising money for Big Brothers/Big Sisters at the

 

Caritas Hall bingo venue makes him think that the smoking ban should perhaps have exemptions for businesses such as that hall and some bars.

Democrat JOE ROCK is running for the Ward 7 seat being vacated by Ald. JUDY YEAGER, who is not seeking re-election. Republicans MIKE COFFEY JR. and DEBBIE CIMAROSSA have also said they are considering running for alderman in the ward.

Beagles said he even signed a petition for Rock.

"Everybody should have the opportunity to run," he said.

The primary for aldermanic races with more than two contenders is Feb. 27, and the general election is April 17.

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 24, 1991

 

 Cummins-Wray Bobbie J. Wray and Brian C. Cummins, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Stanley Milewski performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mildred Ray and William Dean, both of Peoria. The groom is the son of Robert and Nancy Cummins of Oakdale Lane.

Serving as maid of honor was Lori Toevs. Bridesmaids were Cinda Edwards and Cheryl Johnston.

Best man was Keith Cummins. Groomsmen were Shannon Cummins and

 

Brian Bressan . Ushers were Kerry Scattergood and

 

Tom Giacomini.

A reception was held at
American Center.


The bride is a graduate of Illinois Central College and Sangamon State University. She is employed by St. John's Hospital as a registered nurse. The groom attended Springfield College in Illinois and is a graduate of Illinois State University
.

 

He is employed by the city of Springfield.

They will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 20, 1991

Thompson- Bressan

 

Roxanne Michelle Bressan and

 

David Lee Thompson,

 

both of Springfield, were married at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Memorial Island, Vero Beach, Fla.

The bride is the daughter of America and Eathel Bressan , 5 Starnes. The groom is the son of Thomas Thompson of Riverton and Jackquiline Grant, 2418 N. 15th St.

Serving as maid of honor was Mary Jo Bressan . Bridesmaids were Tara Stuper and Tara Thompson.

 

Best man was Mark Bressan .



The bride is a graduate of Ursuline Academy and Undergraduate School of Cosmetology. She is employed by the state Department of Public Aid. The groom is a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School and is

 

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employed by Lake Area Disposal.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

*Shrine petty – terry petty – funeral home guy

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 15, 1991

Pennington-Shevokas Mari Angela Shevokas and

 

Michael Lynn Pennington,

 

both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at St. Agnes Church. The Rev. Kevin Laughery performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Irene Rogers, 1101 N. Osburn, and James Shevokas, 3237 E. Elm St. The groom is the son of John and Marjorie Pennington of Divernon and Wesley and Donna Walker of Pontiac.

Serving as maid of honor was Sheila Kil. Bridesmaids were Robin Pennington, Denise Taylor, Jacquie Rogers, Cathy Bredemeyer and Mary Callahan.

 

Best man was Brian Bressan .

Groomsmen were Denny Power, Joe Meister, Patrick Petty, Terry Adams and Donn Schroeder. Ushers were David Pennington and Randy Pennington. Ringbearers were Keith Pennington and Jeremy Bredemeyer.



A reception was held at Knights of Columbus in Riverton.

The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and is employed by the Franklin. The groom is a graduate of Divernon High School and is employed by the

 

Sangamon County Sheriff's Department.

The couple will reside in Springfield

 

 

 

 

SACRED HEART-GRIFFIN SPIKES LANPHIER

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, October 26, 1990

Author/Byline: ROBERT BURNS STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: SPORTS
Page: 29

Although Sacred Heart-Griffin High School won its 14th regional volleyball title Thursday with a 15-3, 15-5 win over Lanphier at SHG, the Blazers

didn't take the crown with the final point.

That happened about midway through the second game, with SHG up 8-5, and as usual, having matters much its own way.

In the midst of a rally against the Lady Lions, Lanphier's Susi Newell blasted a spike attempt that seemed destined for a sideout.

But the Blazers dug it out by seemingly defying some law of nature, as the ball hung parallel slightly under the net.

Lanphier, 14-12, never scored again.

Sacred Heart-Griffin, 33-2, advances to the Lincoln Sectional Tuesday against Champaign Centennial, the Urbana Regional champion. Centennial beat Rantoul, 15-3, 15-10. The Blazers, rated No. 3 in Class AA and No. 4 nationally, will play in Game Two at about 7:30 p.m.

SHG Coach Helen Dulle, having conquered the first stage of getting her team to state for the ninth time in 10 years, said her squad, which never trailed in either game, is playing precisely to her standards.

For trivia buffs, the Blazers didn't spend an hour in winning the championship. They beat Springfield Tuesday in 23 minutes, and did in the Lady Lions in 26 minutes.

"We did extremely well again," Dulle said. "We haven't encountered any case of tournament jitters yet and have shown maturity and good judgment. The mental and physical intensity are both there."

SHG showed both in the contest, overcoming a stubborn Lanphier team with its superior height.

The Blazers jumped to a 3-0 advantage, then turned 4-3 into the final margin, with Jenny Wood and Tara Lovekamp doing the majority of the work up front, and Lovekamp and Anne Quenette most effective from the service line.

The SHG defense negated the one-two attack of Jennifer Smith and Newell. Smith, with 13 kills in the Lady Lions' win over Southeast Tuesday, was held to one, while Newell, who had nine kills against the Spartans, finished with two.

Sacred Heart-Griffin was forced to hold off Lanphier midway through Game Two, failing to hold on to a 7-2 lead as the Lady Lions took advantage of SHG miscues to cut it to 7-5 before going off on the final run.

Wood, a sophomore on a senior-laden team, finished with five kills, with Jennie Walton and Tara Lovekamp adding three each.

Quenette had 15 service points, including three aces, while Wood had three aces, all coming in the midst of the Blazers first four points in Game Two.

"We gave them a better match than anybody else did in the tournament, and that's something,"

 

Lanphier Coach Carol Bressan

 

 

said. "I'm proud of them, because they did the best they could under the circumstances.

"I thought our defense was terrific. Our serving used to kill us, and it was much better. I'm proud of the girls. This has been a great experience."

The experience will continue for SHG, trying to get back among the state's elite and better last year's fourth-place state finish.

"We expect to take it up another notch if we have to," Dulle said. "And another and another. It all depends on the intensity that we have to have."

Caption: Anne Quenette had 15 service points as SHG captures its 14th regional volleyball title.
Memo: M1 ARTICLE APPEARS ON PAGE 32 / HEAD VARIES / PHOTO USED ONLY IN M2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Reno J. Bressan

SPRINGFIELD - Reno J. Bressan, 77, of Springfield died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born July 23, 1926, in Springfield, the son of Joe and Etalia Niccole Bressan. He married Joan Horrighs in 1961 in Springfield.

Mr. Bressan was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Pillsbury Mills in 1988 after 45 years. He was a member of Grain Millers Union, Grandview Dad's Club, Dale Teubner Little League,

 

American Legion Post 809 and

 

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

 

 

He served four terms on the Grandview Village Board.



Survivors: wife, Joan; two sons,

 

Brian Bressan (companion, Stephanie Myers) of Springfield and

 

Reno Bressan (companion, Julie Brandel) of Imperial, Mo.; two sisters,

 

Rena Shaudis and Mary Sheehan, both of Springfield;

 

two brothers, Americo and Joe (wife, Alice) Bressan, both of Springfield;

 

 

and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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