Friday, November 29, 2002


FYI

Re medical plan:
Received my packet and returned it. Keeping the same options as before.

Re the "mini-stroke": Have pretty much recovered strength in right arm. If there was a clot anywhere, it was very small. It didn't show up in the MRI . Doppler test of carotid was also negative Except that the carotids are not reasonably straight, but are all convoluted like the small intestine (or a bowl of spaghetti). Might have gotten a kink that temporarily reduced blood flow to the brain.
Wednesday, had an MRA of the carotid area(have no idea what THAT is but it was done in the same machine used for MRIs) No results yet. Will find out next week.

And all of this brings me back to insurance. Do you know anyone who has changed health insurance carriers lately?
I do. A friend, in his 50s did it.
He is a bike rider. Does 50 or 60 miles a day and frequently rides in events of over 150 miles. He is lean as a rail ~~~nothing but bone and muscle~~~~ and the new carrier added $350 to his annual premium for being "underweight". He had a complete physical a couple of years back.
Colinoscopy found a small polyp. New carrier denied insurance for his intestinal tract because of this "pre-existing condition".
For me, and many other retirees who were in good health at time of retirement from CBS, this may mean rejection of coverage for "pre-existing conditions" e.g. the brain (if they eventually find something), the spine (because of the arthritic vertibrae),the cardiovascular system (because of my bout with atrial fibrillation), any consequences of recently developed diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol etc. The list goes on and on.
I may not be able to obtain new health insurance at all, or if I do, the premiums may be sky high and all of the things that are wrong with me (including my eyes) will not be covered.

Does CBS even have a clue as to the possible health care consequences for older retirees if they just cut us loose?

Please make them aware.

Pierce Evans

Submitted by Tony Cucurullo

Monday, November 25, 2002

Ten signs your 401(k) is being looted



Commentary: Your own CEO may be ripping you off

By Chris Pummer, CBS.MarketWatch.com
Last Update: 7:48 AM ET Nov. 20, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Nothing's sacred when your own company's top execs would rob your 401(k) fund. Yet such thievery has occurred at a record rate this year -- and most 401(k) investors have been little warned.

The business media made headlines of Enron employees' 401(k) losses -- and nothing of the Feds quietly settling with executives of hundreds of companies for looting employees' retirement assets. Those execs tapped into 401(k)s for accessible cash or delayed making millions in deposits to keep their failing enterprises afloat.

In the year ended Sept. 30, the federal Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration closed a record 4,925 civil cases involving pension-fund misuse, with 1,940 settled for a record $832 million in monetary damages. Most involved 401(k)s.

Assistant Labor Department Secretary Ann Combs released those figures Nov. 4 at a Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Yet the assembled watchdogs made little of her disclosure.

Combs' division opened 155 criminal cases that resulted in 134 indictments, largely against small, private companies. Still, none approached the headlines afforded unindicted Martha Stewart, whose insider-trading probe pales in its impact on average investors.

While Enron execs sold millions in stock while claiming the company was healthy, and then barred employees from selling shares held in their 401(k) accounts, these criminal cases involve execs who were so convinced desperate times call for desperate measures that they seized their employees' assets to rectify their bad management.

The PWBA, admittedly under funded for enforcement, notes the abuses involve only "a small percentage" of employers. Still, its Web site lists "10 Warnings Signs That Pension Contributions Are Being Misused." Here they are in bold, with further explanation of what might be transpiring:


Your 401(k) or individual account statement is consistently late or comes at irregular intervals. Inquire of the mutual-fund company administering your plan what's going on and the call-center rep pleads the Fifth. "On the advice of counsel, I decline to answer that question" -- or words to that effect. There are, after all, plan-management fees at stake.
Your account balance does not appear to be accurate. This, of course, is hard to reconcile when the market's made chopped liver of your retirement assets. But if your money-market fund balance is suddenly zero, be afraid, be very afraid. Your neck's been bitten and your lifeblood's being sucked.
Your employer failed to transmit your contribution to the plan on a timely basis. When you put the question to payroll, a usually amiable clerk is seized by a sudden twitching fit and starts shouting, like an accessory-after-the-fact under a police spotlight -- "The check's in the mail! The check's in the mail!" -- while avoiding all eye contact.
A significant drop in account balance that cannot be explained by normal market ups and downs. In other words, you bailed on all growth-stock funds a full two years ago, but your balance has dropped like a reincarnated Herbert Hoover's returning as president.
401(k) or individual account statement shows your contribution from your paycheck was not made. This one's painfully obvious: A big honking "0" under the listing "Contributions this quarter."
Investments listed on your statement are not what you authorized. In this case, you may suddenly be asking yourself: "When did I request that 100 percent of my funds be put into company stock?"
Former employees are having trouble getting their benefits paid on time or in the correct amounts. This is a testament to the honor among thieves: There is a rip-off pecking order -- the traitors who jumped the sinking ship early on are the first to get ransacked. You're likely next to walk the plank.
Unusual transactions, such as a loan to the employer, a corporate officer, or one of the plan trustees. Your immediate reaction: "Oh, sure, like I'd loan a guy making A HUNDRED TIMES what I earn money from my meager retirement savings!"
Frequent and unexplained changes in investment managers or consultants. This shows there's also honor among Mafia consiglieri -- some refuse to be party to the fraud, but unfortunately, they're not snitches, either.
Your employer has recently experienced severe financial difficulty. This isn't entirely fair -- we all fall on hard times occasionally. But if you're being asked to lie to creditors -- a.k.a. "The check's in the mail" -- give notice, clear out your desk and immediately rollover your 401(k) funds into an IRA lest you be one of the perceived traitors the crooks loot. Chris Pummer is personal finance editor for CBS.MarketWatch.com in San Francisco.

Article supplied by Tony Cucurullo





Friday, November 22, 2002

From Keith Morris to Tony Cucurullo dated November 13, 2002

Hello Tony and everyone else.

I think we have good news. You let me know. We have received the Viacom Summary of Retiree Benefits and they can be read on our website
ibew1212.org click on "Latest News" then click on "Business Manager's Latest Updates"
If there is some way to spread this news I would appreciate any help or suggestions or both.

Thanks to all,
Happy Holidays to all
Keith






Dated November 19, 2002

Dear Tony:

Hope this note finds both you and your wife in good health, and while I'm at it happy Thanksgiving Day to you'all.
Going through the net I came across iBEW 1212.org and saw a posting dated Nov.09,2002 by Peter Quaranta and it said that "Medical Plans for Medicare Retiress:
The Medicare "Fee-for Service" Option will not be canceled as of 12/31/2003 as previously announced". Boy is that great news.
I want to thank you and all of the other fellow members of IBEW that put that strong fight to get VIACOM to not cancel our Medical Plan. As the results show it was worth all the trouble and effort you guys went through to get the job done. As the saying goes it was A JOB WELL DONE!.
Thanks again Tony and the gang.

Romeo

Here is my open letter response to Romeo Quaranta:

Well, my friend, I am not as pleased as you, and all of those that pat themselves on the back for an accomplishment that is at best specious.
First they didn't add anything that is new. We were supposed to have insurance coverage until Dec. 2003. All the company did was increase the rates. Second they still have not told us whether we will be covered beyond that infamous December date?
At least though, you can find comfort in the fact that we are covered by a major plan for another year.
Hopefully they will still honor the moral commitment that was made to all of us at CBS, that left the company, with the feeling that we would be covered for life by the medical plan, and not dropped at a time in our lives when getting coverage will be difficult, and very costly.
Further if the company was open about their tactics they would not have approached our WEBMASTER and presented the package for this years coverage, thereby passing the Union as the quasi representative for the plan.
They still haven't gotten it yet. Honest, and open dialogue,is much better than the back-door approach they used.
If the package was so great they would have heralded it from the Goodyear blimp.
So, dear friend Romeo, we thank them in the Holiday spirit for giving us what we had, (but at a higher rate of course) and pray that they will be generous to us in the future.
Happy Holidays yet to come, for you and your family, and friends.
Tony Cucurullo

Webmaster's note:

I received the information from Chuck Baker just after he had sent it to Keith Morris (this was at the end of October, 2002.) I had called him to find out about some personal problems I was having with medical coverage, and before ending the conversation, I off-handedly asked him what, if any, progress was being made with the retiree medical coverage. After he told me the good news, and mentioned that a packet of information was being mailed to all retirees, I asked him if I could publish it on the website, and he asked me not to do so, because the information should come from the Union.
I complied with his wishes, but also E-mailed Keith, and asked him to release the information as soon as possible.
Since no information was forthcoming, I was preparing to post it on the website, when the promised packet of information arrived from the company.

Dave Minott

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Hello all,

I am just back from Florida visiting family in the Ft. Meyers area. Prior to that trip, was a two week visit in the NY area. I was able to attend the NJ luncheon and meet old friends and take a few photos which hopefully will appear on the website. While in Fla, I realized I would be there during the Fla luncheon, so I rented a car and drove over to Boca Raton for the luncheon. Following the luncheon, it was off to Ft. Lauderdale for my flight home to California. It was great seeing Hans Singer, Paul Herschander, Sig Meyers, Art Schoenfuss, Sid Kaufman, three sports directors, Struck, Grossman and Dailey. There were many people whose names I didn't know, and of course I left out a few (they will come back to me as soon as I hit the send button.) Some photos will appear on the website.

It saddened me to hear of the passing of George Moses and George Joanitis -- both dedicated, long time CBS'ers. Rest in peace guys.

Bob Vernum

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Here is a list of the 28 attendees at the November 13th luncheon at the Boca Raton C.C. The day was a huge success and there was really a lot of love and good feelings felt in the room. Thanks to all those who came to the event and those who wanted to, but could not and were there in spirit.

Note: This list is also accessible from the Photo Page as well. D.M.

Ann Brown
David Cohen
Bob Dailey
Howard Dennewitz
Hal Deutch
Margret Fishman
David Fruitman
Harve Gilman
Jim Herschel
Paul Herschander
Marshall Johnson
Sid Kaufman
Lee Levy
John McManus
Stu Meyer
Sig Meyers
Bill Murtough
Irv Rosenberg
Art Schoenfuss
Joe Scholnick
Dick Shapiro
Art Shine
Hans Singer
Max Streem
Duke Struck
Carlos Vargas
Bob Vernum
Mel Waldman

Thanks to Lee Levy & Stu Meyers

Thursday, November 14, 2002

[Relayed from Tony Cucurullo]

Dear Tony,
I cannot begin to tell you about the "heartfelt" thanks I am feeling right now.
I am George Peter Moses' daughter, Georgetta Moses Winston…his namesake.
Dad...George...Mom.. Etta..put it together & you have Georgetta...a little of my Dad's humor, I have....:)))
My Dad died Oct 1, 1983… he is buried in Leavenworth, Kansas, b/c I live in Kansas City now.
As for knowing my Dad, well, he was the Christmas, Thanksgiving Dad or if I called CBS, when he wasn't on camera, he would call me back. We would meet for lunch or a show at Radio City.
But when I got married my Dad & I had 3 WONDERFUL years together...1976-1979…then I moved to Kansas City. During those 3 years, he was the Dad he never was when I was growing up. We had a great relationship. He even left the city... which for my Dad was very hard...he thought there was no place on earth like NYC...he came to see his first grandson, Mark at the hospital. I even got him to come to Yonkers for Thanksgiving during those 3 years. My Dad even apologized to me for NOT being the Dad he wanted to be to me & my brothers. He even said he loved me!!!
Even when we lived in KC, my Dad called us EVERY weekend or we called him. It was something I always looked forward to...and I miss very much now.
Children tend to keep "only' the good memories of their parents…that is how I chose to remember "MY DAD"...lots of good memories.
I do have the manuscript of his book of CBS...do you think you have any ideas of what I can do with it ???
And do you know Chico & where he is ??? My Mom is alive & lives in KC too. Do you know, my Mom ???
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES...
Sincerely,
Georgetta

Cal,

Thank you very much for your comments about my Grandpa. I think that you must be very discerning because your perception of my Grandpa is accurate. He was a lonely person in his later years. So that you are aware, He had a wife and 3 children who lived in Yonkers. His wife was full-blood Italian (maiden name "Eletto"). He was separated from my Grandma until he died but they were never divorced. Unfortunately his two sons fell into a lifestyle of drug addition. My Mom's oldest brother, Bobby, died in the early 80's of HIV from intravenous drug use. Her youngest brother, Craig, is still dealing with this addition and the damage that it has done to his body and mind. The good news :) is that my Mother, Georgetta, and Grandmother, Marietta, Grandpa's wife, are doing very well. Marietta ("Nanny" as she is known by me) lived in our home during my childhood and teenage years. My mother married the best guy in the whole world, my dad. They had 3 boys, two in Yonkers and one in Missouri after they relocated.
My Mother and Father met and married in Hawaii. After 3 years they moved to Yonkers (my dad was originally from West Friendship, MD, just outside of Baltimore). This was a crucial period in my Mom and Grandpa's relationship. They were able to completely reconcile. During this period is when I have very dear memories of my Grandpa. He was always so loving and lively. He adored our family and helped us out in every possible way. Shortly after my parents moved us to Kansas City my Grandpa ("Ding Ding" as he was known by us) became ill. My mother traveled back to NYC and spent some final moments with him, affirming their love for one another. He was cremated and some of his ashes were sprinkled in the ocean. His headstone is located in Blue Springs, Missouri.
This may be more information than you'd care to know but I felt it was important to share. I'm sure others, like yourself, picked up on things in my Grandpa's life and I think it's important to note that in his last days he had a reconciling with his family and with God.
The book that he was writing is in my Mother's possession. I presently work in the computer industry and am helping my Mom to convert this book into electronic form. The thought of trying to have it published has been discussed for years. I'm not sure how or when that will take shape but we would definitely want to have it reviewed by his friend and associates, such as yourself.
I'd also like to add that Grandpa's grandchildren have inherited much of his amicable, humorous nature, and some of his artistic ability. I am the oldest of 3 brothers. My middle brother, Matthew (whose middle name is George) looks strikingly similar to Grandpa. We all have a special place in our heart for him and greatly miss the time that could have been spent with him had he not passed away when we were so very young.
Thank you again for this invaluable information. I can't describe how appreciative I am of the response I've received from Tony Cucurullo, yourself, and hopefully others. These are truly gifts; special insights into the life of our Grandpa.
I hope that this is not the last communication we will have. Take care and be sure and pass on more of these types of wonderful memories to your loved ones. When you have passed on they will be priceless gifts that can be shared over and over again.
-=-=-=-
Mark R. Winston
DST Output, DB/App Admin
pgr: 816 818 8298
mark_winston@dstoutput.com
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My name is Cal Marotta.

I worked on the Ed Sullivan show with your grandfather. I remember him vividly because of his dry sense of humor. He had a knack of reading "between the lines" of company announcements, and found the humor in them.
He was a very good artist and edited current events giving a funny and outlandish view with his cartoons.
After every show, we would visit local pubs, having only one drink before leaving for the next one. After the third drink we would all go home. I felt that when he left work he became a lonely man and didn't want the day to end. I found him very entertaining but first a very good friend, and yes, he never wore a coat, just a scarf around his neck. He said he got tired of buying coats because he always left them behind and never could remember where.
There is a famous drawing of the earth as seen from the moon. George drew it and sent it to Life Magazine.( He called it life on the moon with a copy of Life Magazine resting on the moon in the foreground.) They never gave him credit but used it many times in their ads. I believe he also wrote or was writing a book on the Ed Sullivan show but Sullivan would not give permission to publish.
George was very secretive about his personal life. I never knew he had children.
I hope my little tale helps you.


Monday, November 11, 2002

Subj: About George!
Date: 11/11/2002 5:28:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: Tonycucu
To: Mark_Winston

Mark,
This is an open letter in response to your request to learn about your
granddad George Moses. I want this to be on our web page, so that you might
get a better insight from those that knew him intimately.
This response might be a bit lengthy, and may also add some confusion to the
mental image of your grandfather George Moses.
If the Biblical Moses was indeed your grandfather, I feel the world might be
a better place somewhat? While the deity Moses, (not Charlton Heston) brought
forth the Jews from Egypt, and gave us the Ten Commandments, your grandpa
George, gave those that worked with him over the many years more belly laughs
that the world could have used in place of the structured formality of the
UN. For his humor was without reverence; as was the majority of those that
plied their trades at the center of the television world.
I don't use that term, immodestly, for it was the accomplished fact that CBS
set most of the standards that propelled the art of television forward. And,
it was the consummate skills of men like George Moses, that made that
possible.
One could make the analogy of using Major league baseball with its system of
numbers to position the excellence of performance of the participants.
The show that quickly comes to mind, is the, "Ed Sullivan Show." It required
the talents of the very best, because of its financial, and artistic impact
on the industry.
George, was a mainstay on the show. He was on the stage, alongside of 'Ed'
and was for the many years his "camera."
Grandpa George, could easily have been a performer, as was the case of quite
a few of the behind the scenes talents. But, it was his unique ability to
mime, and project images of mirth and laughter, that made many of the boring
hours that rehearsals require, to fade and be entertaining. He took
sophomoric humor and added sophistication to it, and adults, and even those
staid actors all stole from the characters he portrayed from his camera
position.
A particular incident occurred on one show that required George's camera to
show a carriage, (for the sake of imaging for you, I will say, it might have
been the Queen of England's carriage, here for the Worlds Fair Exposition, in
the 1960s). Well, George could have just pointed his camera to do as the
director asked, but, the innate, and creative instincts that transform a
cameraPOINTER, to an artistically molded cameraman. He added a rocking
motion, to his slow, and almost imperceptible move to the carriage. That was
art work, and imaginative. He had that ability to improvise.
I knew George from early 1950s to his departing this mortal stage. George
went to a television Workshop, where I knew immediately that we would be
friends. As most clowns, have a way of joining together. George, and a couple
of others in the class, (Chuck Austin, Frank Rosa) just two that formed a
foursome that were inseperable.The two that went on to greatness in the
motion picture end of the moving arts, were Chuck, wwhos was, Alfred
Hitchcock's Director of Photography, and Frank, an award winning director of
documentaries. The significanceto this tale was that George was a consultant,
and friend, to these two.
We learned that George had combat photographic experiences. He worked with
another man named Herbert "Chico" Claudio, who also, was a combat
photographer, during World War 11. These two, were too become mainstays on
the famous "Ed Sullivan Show" with Chico, doing microphone boom, and George
on camera.

When the "Sullivan Show" was finished, George was in demand by other CBS
venues. He chose to be on a soap opera, "The world Turns." This fit George
like a glove, he was as if he was portraying the part of Jack Nickolson, in
the movie about the mentally deprived.
The stars of the show and the crew became a family. Each adding to the days
insanity. The foremost players in the cornucopia of insanity, were two, Joe
Desmond, and of course Grandpa George.
Joe, was a six foot four inch, technician, that reveled in the
characterization of World War Two German characters. And George was his
Russian counterpart. They along with a consummate actor Don Hastings, created
the atmosphere of a mental ward, with the ensuing bedlam that made it a
delight to be sent to work on that show.

One very important part of the show was the "slates" that contain the data
that are placed in front of the camera before each scene to help in the
editing of the show. Well, the slates were created almost on a daily basis
by George. He was a great cartoonist, and each slate had his art work on it.
His imagination was endless. I personally feel those cartoons should placed
in a television museum if one does indeed exist?
Mark, I hope I have given a slice of what I remember about my dear friend
George. I would have told you more about his personal life but, that wouldn't
be fair, because I didn't know much about it, and because everyone has a
tendency to embellish, or add salt, or hemlock, to the mix, and some of
course that spoils the brew with inane, and inconsistent inaccuracies.
I fervently hope that you get others too reply to your warm letter that seems
to come from your heart.
He was only a man that offered to those that liked him, a chance to see his
contributions, and gather his earthly wisdom, not unlike his namesake.
"MOSES."
He was a fun man to be with, and he portrayed that of a 'bon vivant' that
could walk down Broadway on the coldest day, with just a scarf that was
turned theatrically askance about his neck, that created the look of a Damon
Runyon character, or peerhaps,another of the bright lights of the "great
white way."
Peace be with you and your family,

Tony Cucurullo
Dear Sir,

Hello, my name is Mark Richard Winston. George Moses was my Grandpa on
my Mom's side. I was born in Yonkers, NY on October 30th, 1977. Shortly after
my second brother, Matthew (who greatly takes after Grandpa), was born my
parents decided to move to the Kansas City, Missouri area. I've have grown
up in the Kansas City area but have visited New York many times. I am
actually scheduled to visit New York again over this coming Christmas and
New Years holiday.

I am writing to you because I happened upon your website regarding retired
CBS employees. I have very vivid memories of my Grandpa (Grandpa "Ding
Ding" is what I called him) as a child. The most vivid in particular was of
him walking me and holding me at Jones beach. I remember visiting his
apartment in the city where he always had grapes and cheese on the table.
My mom tells me that he used to tell her that I would be very smart. He
bought me an Erector Set when I was two; I still have it and, he was right
:)

I am on a quest to reconnect with my past, my heritage. The Midwest has
much lacking in comparison to New York. I always tell people that I'm FROM
New York but I grew up in Kansas City. My mom made sure that I was always a
New Yorker at heart and she has accomplished her mission.

As you are probably aware, my Grandpa died in the early 80's. His wife,
Marietta ("Nanny" as she is known by me :)) lived in our home while I was
growing up. Those were the days---homemade pasta, sauces, stories; it was
great. She still resides in the Kansas City area and is in very good
health. I love her very much.

Anyway, there is a lot that I know about my Grandpa but there is also a lot
I don't know, specifically about his career at CBS. I actually have his
helmet from WWII when he was a combat photographer and Nanny has shown me
the letters of correspondence that she and my Grandpa exchanged during the
war; fantastic. He was working on a book about his experience at CBS called
"My Camera and Eye (with the CBS logo as the "eye") but he never finished
it. It, at one time, had priceless pictures of The Beatles, Elvis, and many
other celebrities in the their first appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show or
even American television for that matter. Unfortunately, many of these
pictures were "lost" over the years.

Had my Grandpa still been alive I would have visited him often in New York.
I feel that we would have been very close. It's no secret that he was
separated from his wife for many years and had a strained relationship with
his children. My mother was able to reconcile with him in later years and
spent several years with him and my dad (during the time I was born) having
a great time in New York. Even so, I feel a "gap" in my knowledge of him
from day-to-day. I am actively searching for recollections and stories from
others who knew him so that I can hopefully share these with my
grandchildren one day and they won't be lost forever.

Those of you who worked in the broadcast industry during your era have a
special place in American history. You were part of a "revolution of
American influence" of sorts that we now take for granted; television and
the media. My Grandpa was part of this and I would feel terrible if I never
knew at least part of the story.

This is huge favor but I would like to ask you to take some time and jot
down some of your memories of Grandpa. If you know another person who has
some more information please forward this email to them for their input as
well. I'd like to hear it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. If it's
easier for you to dictate I wouldn't mind calling you and listening (you
reply with your phone number and I could call you so that you wouldn't
accrue the long-distance charges). Once again, I realize that you're
probably involved in many activities so I know that I'm asking for a lot but
if you could find a few moments here and there I would greatly appreciate
it.

Please reply and let me know what you think. Thanks for your time.

Mark R. Winston
DST Output, DB/App Admin
pgr: 816 818 8298
mark_winston@dstoutput.com

Sunday, November 10, 2002

FYI
More computer trivia!

When was a computer first used to predict a presidential election?

When did Silicon Valley get its start?

When was the first high level computer language introduced?

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CBS-TV used a UNIVAC to successfully predict the 1952 presidential
election. (I remember that!)

William Shockley* opened his semiconductor laboratory in 1955,
ushering in the semiconductor business in “Silicon Valley”.

The computer language FORTRAN was introduced in 1957. (Several
web sites indicate it was created in 1956 & 1954**.)


*The controversial William Shockley was one of three scientists at
Bell Telephone Laboratories, including Walter Brattain and John
Bardeen, who demonstrated the point-contact transistor amplifier
(1947). In the 1970s, Shockley shocked Americans with his comments
that racial differences in intelligence tests were based on heredity.

FYI Grace Murray Hopper (Adm., US Navy) invented Cobol in 1959 and
also discovered the first computer bug (A moth stuck in a relay).
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Source: *The Information Please Almanac 1994
**http://www.computer.org/annals/an1998/a4068abs.htm
http://www.inventorsmuseum.com/gracehopper.htm

Ted Perzeszty

Saturday, November 09, 2002

We just got a call from Pat Barron, she informed us that Bill passed away last Thursday. Bill worked in Studio 43 as an A.D. and on Capt Kangaroo, among other things. He was one of the Finer people I had the pleasure of working with.........And a friend...!

Harry Charles


Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Hi Guys:

You may have already heard this sad news, but just in case you have not, we learned last week that we have lost another union brother, Maurice St. Cyr.
He apparently was a victim of a sudden heart infection, and went to a hospital for treatment, but it was too late.
I believe he started his career as an IBEW member at WCBS-FM, and then moved to WCBS-AM and eventually to the Broadcast Center, where he was most recently working in the BOC area. Some of us even knew his father, Gus, who worked in Black Rock and the old Arthur Godfrey radio studio on East 52nd.

73 de Ray Sills

Sunday, November 03, 2002

Hi Dave,

I thought you would want to know that I spoke to the troops in Control Maintenance and was told that Maurice St Cyr passed away at the beginning of last week.
He was a dedicated supervisor in the L.M.S. area, as I'm sure you will remember. They believe he was a victim of a bout with pneumonia.

Joe Strano