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Frederick B. Lacey, Who Prosecuted Corruption in New Jersey, Dies at 96 - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Hauptmann, who had claimed that the state wrongly executed her husband in the 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh’s infant son.In 1978, Judge Lacey refused to free M. A. Farber, a New York Times reporter who had been held in contempt and jailed by the trial judge for refusing a defense request to turn over his notes in the so-called “Dr. X” murder trial of Dr. Mario E. Jascalevich.Judge Lacey argued that because Mr. Farber also had a book contract, he was “standing on the altar of greed.” Mr. Farber served 40 days.Even after he retired as a judge, Mr. Lacey wielded his cudgel as the court-appointed independent administrator of the corruption-riddled International Brotherhood of Teamsters, ousting Barry Feinstein in 1993 as president of Local 237, which represents New York City employees.He was also named to monitor Bristol-Myers Squibb after an accounting scandal and was a court-appointed special master to remap New York’s congressional and legislative districts in 1992 and 2002 when proposals by state legislators had been found wanting.As an independent counsel appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr in 1992, Mr. Lacey found, to the dismay of Democrats, no evidence that the Justice Department under President George Bush had bungled an investigation into loans by an Atlanta branch of the Italian Banca Nazionale del Lavoro to help arm Saddam Hussein in Iraq’s war with Iran. A Senate committee blamed bureaucracy and errors of judgment for the flawed investigation rather than an overt cover-up.Frederick Bernard Lacey was born on Sept. 8, 1920, in Newark to Frederick R. Lacey, a Newark police chief, and the former Mary Armstrong. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 1941, served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II, and graduated from Cornell Law School.He married the former Mary Stoneham, who died in 2005. In addition to their son John, he is survived by their three other sons, Fred Jr., Jim and Bob; three daughters, Virginia Field, Mary Pat McCann and Kathleen Albert; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.While working as an assistant prosecutor in the mid-1950s Mr. Lacey also served as a councilman in his hometown, Glen Ridge, N.J.As a partner at Shanley & Fisher, a New Jersey firm, he was a pro bono counsel for a Rahway State Prison inmate who claimed that he was being unconstitutionally denied wages for prison work. Mr. Lacey successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.On Senator Clifford P. Case’s recommendation, Mr. Lacey was appointed a federal prosecutor in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard M. Nixon named him to the federal bench. He retired in 1986 and joined what was then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, a law firm headquartered in New York.Although he was a Republican, Mr. Lacey was under consideration in 1979 for the post of deputy attorney general in the Carter administration, but he withdrew after critics complained that as a judge he had been

Live Event: The Art and Craft of Obituary Writing - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Welcome to Times Insider Events — live programming for Times Insiders and their guests. Times Insider offers behind-the-scenes insights into news, features and opinion at The New York Times.How do obituary writers do it? How do they capture a life in 500 words — and do it on deadline?In this exclusive Times Insider event, Bill McDonald, The Times’s obituary editor, and Margalit Fox, an obituary writer, join the filmmaker Vanessa Gould — creator of the award-winning film “Obit” — to discuss the art of the fair and balanced post-mortem appraisal.The Times journalist Melena Ryzik leads the discussion, delving into how individual writers approach their craft; what it’s like to interview the friends and family of the recently deceased; and the truth behind obituaries supposedly written in advance of a person’s passing.When: Monday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.Where: The New York Times Building, 620 8th Avenue, New York CityYou may purchase tickets here.If you are not a Times Insider but would like to receive invitations to Times Insider Events, you can subscribe here._____Care to see the film in advance of the event on May 15? There’s a special offer for Times

N.J. native reportedly falls to death from MIT dome -

Monday, May 01, 2017

Mass. Nicholas Paggi, a 24-year-old 2015 graduate of the university, died Wednesday after he fell from the dome, according to reports. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Nicholas Paggi's brother told the New York Post that Paggi, an MIT graduate who was on the campus with current graduate students, had tried to climb from the roof of the Barker Engineering Library to a lower ledge on the building when he slipped and fell.Boston Magazine reported there is a tradition of MIT students pulling pranks and stunts that involve scaling the iconic "Great Dome," in some cases placing objects on top of the dome, ranging from emergency vehicles to artwork.Paggi was valedictorian of his 2011 graduating class at Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, according to his obituary in the Asbury Park Press.After graduating from MIT in 2015 with degrees in computer science, engineering and physics, Paggi was working as a software engineer at Lexington, Mass.-based Ab Initio at the time of his death, according to The Tech, MIT's campus newspaper.Paggi's family has started a fundraiser toward a memorial scholarship in his memory. The fundraiser's GoFundMe page says the scholarship would be given to a graduating senior at the high school Paggi attended who plans to pursue a degree in physics or computer science.Thomas Moriarty may be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @ThomasDMoriarty. Find on Facebook.

Obit Gives Us an Inside Look at Inside Journalism. It's Not Pretty. - National Review

Monday, May 01, 2017

A new documentary about the New York Times arrives at just the moment America’s newspaper of record presents itself as something that stands not for news but for power, partisanship, and elitism. It’s titled “Obit,” perhaps in a witty response to the digital era’s advance on outmoded media. An inside look at how the paper’s staff of obituary writers and researchers perform their tasks, Obit may be the closest that any media-maker gets to examining the Times’ confidential procedures during this terrible period of oppositional journalism. Director Vanessa Gould does not perform a head-on investigation. (What filmmaker or Justice Department official would dare?) With seemingly innocent curiosity, she supplies a virtual scrutiny of the Times that, for those incredulous viewers remaining among the information-addicted electorate, is desperately needed. And sure enough, for non-thinking people, Obit delightedly tours one of the paper’s most enduring, popular sections — the one devoted to the way of all flesh. Thinking

Obituary: Richard K. Davis - Malibu Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Big Red” lacrosse team. After graduating with a degree in anthropology, he joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and shipped off to Korea. After returning, he went to work for Sperry Rand Univac in New York City, beginning a career in the computer industry. While there, he also married Jane Kiely on May 4, 1957. In 1958, they moved to Berkeley where he earned an MBA in Operations Research from UC Berkeley and they also had the first of their six children. Upon graduating, they moved to Hinsdale, Ill., where he worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche). After two years, they returned to California so that he could go to work for North American Aviation. They took up residence in Malibu. In the early 1970s, he and his business partner acquired Performance Development Corporation. Over the next 40+ years, they would travel the U.S. and the world advising many of the Fortune 500 and various arms of the Federal government. Davis was a longtime board member and president of the LaCosta Homeowners Association, he was president of Malibu Coastal Vision and was an active alumnus backer of the New Mexico Military Institute. He was named the 2004 Citizen of the Year by The Malibu Times. More recently, he organized a concert in Malibu to raise funds for the homeless. In his spare time, he traveled the world, sometimes with his wife and sometimes to exotic surf spots with his kids and other surfing buddies. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sarah, and is survived by his wife of 59 years, five children, 11 grandchildren and one step-grandchild. The funeral mass was held on Saturday, April 1, at Our Lady of Malibu Church.

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Clifton James, the swaggering Southern sheriff in two James Bond movies, dies at 96 - Los Angeles Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

I don't think the man had an enemy. We were incredibly blessed to have had him in our lives."James often played a convincing Southerner but loved working on the stage in New York during the prime of his career.One of his first significant roles playing a Southerner was as a cigar-chomping, prison floor-walker in the 1967 classic "Cool Hand Luke."His long list of roles also includes swaggering, tobacco-spitting Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper in the Bond films.His portrayal of the redneck sheriff in "Live and Let Die" in 1973 more than held its own with sophisticated English actor Roger Moore's portrayal of Bond.James was such a hit that writers carved a role for him in the next Bond film, "The Man With the Golden Gun," in 1974. James, this time playing the same sheriff on vacation in Thailand and the epitome of the ugly American abroad, gets pushed into the water by a baby elephant."He wasn't supposed to actually go in," said his daughter. "They gave him sugar in his pocket to feed the elephant. But he wasn't giving it to the elephant fast enough."She said her father met with real Southern sheriffs to prepare for his role as Pepper. Of his hundreds of roles, it was the Louisiana sheriff that people most often recognized and approached him about.His daughter noted that her father sometimes said actors get remembered for one particular role out of hundreds."His is the sheriff's, but he said he would have never picked that one," she said.George Clifton James was born May 29, 192

Daniel Thomas Cornell, 70 - Montana Standard

Monday, May 01, 2017

A good man who lived his life the way he wanted, bound not by society's rules, constraints and norms would aptly describe Daniel Thomas Cornell. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on Feb. 11, 1947 to a Brooklyn native, John Cornell and a farm girl from the country, Edna May Lewis. The vast difference in his parents' background helped create a unique boy from the very beginning. At an early age, Dan and his parents moved to rural Newton, New Jersey to be close to Edna's family. There he was educated at local schools and his brother Jack and sister Kathy were born.His mother died when Dan was a young boy and that forever impacted his life. Edna was an avid reader and she certainly passed that on to her son. Dan's house today is filled with books and it is our guess that every one of them was read. He had a passion for history, with World War II being the subject that he extensively perused.Dan enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Crew Chief on a Chinook helicopter during the Vietnam Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1971, and at that time he moved to San Francisco where he lived in a commune in the Haight Ashbury District. In 1975, he took adv

For 'New York Times' Obit Writers, 'Death Is Never Solicitous Of A Deadline' - NPR

Monday, May 01, 2017

Margalit Fox and Bruce Weber have each written more than a thousand obituaries for The New York Times. Their subjects have ranged from celebrities and politicians to, as you'll soon hear, the inventor of Stove Top stuffing. Fox and Weber are among those featured in a new documentary about The Times obituary department called "Obit." It's directed by Vanessa Gould.Margalit Fox joined the obituary desk in 2004 after working as an editor at The Times Book Review. She's trained as a cellist and a linguist. She still writes for The Times, writing advance obituaries of notable people for future use. Bruce Weber has worked as a Metro reporter and theater critic, among other roles, at The Times and is the author of several books. He's left the paper and is working on a biography of E.L. Doctorow, one of his obituary subjects at The Times. Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox spoke with FRESH AIR's Dave Davies.DAVE DAVIES, HOST: Well, Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, welcome to FRESH AIR. This is an interesting job that you both had for so many years, and some people might think it might be sad or morbid to write about people dying every day. Is it?MARGALIT FOX: Not in the least. It may be a little bit contrary to popular belief, but in point of fact, in a news obituary of 800 or a thousand words, there might be one or two sentences about

Obituary: Former Long Island Couple Die In Georgia Fire -

Monday, May 01, 2017

Joseph was born to Philip Kneer and Theresa (nee Ballings) Kneer in Astoria. He was a gifted mechanic, who grew up working in his dad’s Auto Repair shop. He owned Joe’s Auto Repair in New York and was the owner of Small Motor Repairs in Clayton. Joseph served in the Navy in the 1960s on the U.S.S. Shangri-La. He was generous, kind, and devoted to his wife and daughters, and also to his customers, who knew that he could fix anything. Joseph is survived by his brother, Philip G. Kneer of Bay Shore. He was predeceased by his parents.Phyllis was born to Alexander Stadtmiller and Agnes (nee Moran) Stadtmiller in Central Islip. She had a doctorate degree in education and taught 5th grade for 20 years in the Smithtown Central School District. She later taught education at San Diego State University. Phyllis was a talented artist and was a member of the Rabun County Artists Guild. She was an excellent cook, and her paintings and recipes are cherished by her daughters. She is survived by her two sisters, Helen Reilly and Carol Michaud, both of Arizona. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Muriel Brown.Phyllis and Joseph are survived by their three daughters and their families, Linda Uckert and her husband Kevin of Hackettstown, N.J. ; Kathryn VanDyke and her husband Bob, of Islip; and Bonnie Griffin of Tempe, Ariz. In addition, they are survived by three grandchildren, Kaitlyn (and Tyler) Breiner of Los Angeles, Calif.; Kyle Uckert of Tujunga, Calif; and Thomas Uckert of Portland, Ore.A private memorial service was held in New York.Photo and info via Beck Funeral Home Get free real-time news alerts from the Smithtown Patch.

Vail Daily obituary: Megan Elise Dickie, 1981 — 2017 - Vail Daily News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Illinois and dear sister of Lauren, of Minturn.  She is survived by an aunt and uncle, Judy and William Brennan of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, cousins Sean (Jordana) and Scott Brennan (Emma) of New York City and her special aunt, Kara Heide, of Vail. Megan is also survived by her beloved Ecuadorian dog, Karina.   Megan grew up in Evanston, and attended Evanston Township High School, where she excelled in science and was a member of the soccer and gymnastics teams. After high school, Megan attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2004. While at Cornell, Megan played soccer and was a member of the Cornell Ski Team. Following her graduation from Cornell, Megan entered the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Vega Rivera, Ecuador, where she formed lifetime bonds with the local community. While working in Ecuador, Megan learned the value of using the law to effect social change. Accordingly, upon completion of her Peace Corps service, Megan attended Vermont Law School, where she obtained both a Masters of Law and Environmental Policy, cum laude and Juris Doctor Degrees in 2011. Megan became a member of the Colorado Bar in 2011. After law school, Megan served as a legal fellow with the Environmental Defense Fund until 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, Megan was a policy analyst for the Environmental Investigation Agency in Washington, D.C Most recently, Megan was a policy and planning Associate for the Wilderness Society in Denver. This was her dream job — working to protect the environment and living in Colorado.  In her short 35 years, Megan did more than most people do in a lifetime. She lived every day to the fullest, holding everyone, including herself, to