Monday, September 15, 2014

Fwd: water polo request

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From: Dan Sharadin <>

Collegiate Water Polo Association

320 West 5th Street Bridgeport, PA 19405  (610) 277-6787   Fax: 7382


Date:   September 15, 2014

To:       CWPA Membership

From:   Daniel Sharadin, Commissioner


Team Leader,


It is not often I write a letter like this, but I would like to bring to your attention an opportunity to help recognize a former CWPA water polo player.


The Army Water Polo Club is attempting to get their pool named after John Hallett, a former water polo player at the academy that was killed in Afghanistan a few years ago when his vehicle contacted an IED. He was on his way to help a village deal with their cholera outbreak.


I met John during his first year at West Point when he contacted me about getting the team active once again. I was incredibly impressed with his leadership and organizational skills and with minor assistance, watched him move the club from inactivity to a competitive team. During this process he had to overcome some significant challenges, not the least of which is Army bureaucracy and his own military schedule. West Point is not your typical college environment.


John not only prevailed, he helped establish the team financially into the future and made them a contender to win their division before graduating. He was a perfect example of the type of individual the Academy desires, one who will see a challenge and in spite of the obstacles, figure out a solution and succeed.


When I hear of the loss of an athlete in the water polo community, it always saddens me. In John's case it comes much closer to home as I knew him and his family personally. I believe the sacrifice he gave for his country and the effort he gave to our sport and conference deserve some recognition and I'd love to see this happen.


If you agree, click on the link below and sign the petition. Likewise, feel free to forward it to others that might feel the same.


College Water Polo Results this past weekend

Saturday, September 13, 2014    
2:20Penn State Universityvs.Carnegie Mellon University 13-10
3:30Bucknell Universityvs.Grove City College 20-13
4:40Bloomsburg Universityvs.Penn State University 10-18
5:50Grove City Collegevs.University of Pittsburgh 9-18
7:00Bucknell Universityvs.Carnegie Mellon University 11-15
8:10Penn State Universityvs.University of Pittsburgh 12-6
9:20Carnegie Mellon Universityvs.Grove City College 17-3
Sunday, September 14, 2014    
9:00Bloomsburg Universityvs.University of Pittsburgh 12-13
10:10Penn State Universityvs.Bucknell University 13-9
11:30Carnegie Mellon Universityvs.University of Pittsburgh 13-12
12:40Bloomsburg Universityvs.Bucknell University 2-19

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fwd: Tonight! Philharmonic plays Ravel, Sibelius, and more

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From: "Carnegie Mellon School of Music" <>
Date: Sep 14, 2014 3:00 PM
Subject: Tonight! Philharmonic plays Ravel, Sibelius, and more
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Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic

Andrés Cárdenes, Artistic Director

Tonight, Andrés Cárdenes and the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic will open the 2014-15 season featuring Joshua Burca on Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47. Also on the program will be Maurice Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, Veljo Tormis' Overture No. 2, and selections from Sergei Prokofiev's orchestral suites No. I & II from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64.

  • Preview Party - Come early (6:30 pm) and enjoy a variety of educationally interactive opportunities to enhance your concert experience
  • Tweet Seats - During the concert participate in an online discussion about the performance
  • Webcast - If you can't join us in person, join us online!
Andrés Cárdenes, conductor
Joshua Burca, violin
Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

$5 General Admission. CMU & Pitt faculty, staff, and students get in free at the door with ID as well as K-12 students.
Carnegie Mellon School of Music
5000 Forbes Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fwd: To my friends and colleagues

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From: "Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC" <>
Date: Sep 11, 2014 3:15 PM
Subject: To my friends and colleagues
To: "Mark Rauterkus" <>


September 11, 2014

Dear Friends & Colleagues, 

I'm writing now to let you know about an exciting educational event in NYC that will be held November 6-9, 2014. It's the 4-day Expressive Therapies Summit, now in its fifth year. Along with our teaching films, the Summit helps Expressive Media to achieve its mission of promoting the power of the arts in healing. For more information, please visit the Summit site at


This year we're offering over 140 presentations, including workshops and courses in all of the creative arts therapies as well as several related disciplines. They include: symposia on play and the arts in the treatment of traumatized children, expressive therapy approaches to work with persons affected by autism and learning disabilities, and ways of using the power of storytelling in therapy. In addition, there are training tracks on Archetypal approaches to the arts in therapy, the treatment of eating disorders, and art studio skills for therapists.

Even if you can't join us there, please let your friends and colleagues know about the Summit by posting one of our many special topic digital flyers on social media. 

We are also delighted to announce that DVDs of our latest film, "Lessons from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," will be available for purchase at this year's Summit. 

To see clips or order our other films, visit our site by clicking here.

Hope to see you in New York City!

Judy Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM
Co-founder, Expressive Media


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Tuesday, September 09, 2014


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From: "Hill District Consensus Group" <>
Date: Sep 9, 2014 11:50 AM
To: "Mark Rauterkus" <>



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dear Hill District Community & Stakeholders,

There is an urgency by the Democratic Party elected officials to make a deal now. Why? Because a federal transportation grant that will bring $21 million more subsidy to the Penguins is soon to be decided. It is a very competitive grant. The deal has not been shared with the community. Bottom line. The Penguins should follow the community plan or they should not be supported. Any deals must be included in the lower Hill District Zoning text.

In fact.

It's time to renegotiate the agreement between the Penguins and the Public (City and County) regarding the Lower Hill Parking Lots. The current no-bid deal locked out all competition for Lower Hill development because of the friendship between the owner(s) of the Penguins and the Governor.

The Penguins have refused to support the Hill District Community Plan and community benefits.

1. It is time to take back the gift of public land and parking revenue. Put the parking lots which are owned by the public (through the SEA and the URA) under public control. All parking revenue should be used for public purposes instead of providing more profit for the owners of the Penguins. The parking could be managed by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority or bids could be requested for an operator for all Lower Hill Parking lots. The Penguins Parking Company should be allowed to bid as well. This is a way to maximize public and community benefit from this public resource.

The Penguins have refused to support the Hill District Community Plan and community benefits.

2. It is also time to request open competitive bids for the development of the Lower Hill District. Many developers would be interested in the opportunity to develop the Lower Hill but they were not allowed to participate. There was no open process. Previous administrations made a back room deal in a Philadelphia hotel room to not only build the new arena for the Penguins but they also gave them parking revenue and development rights for the parking lots. This is another way to maximize public and community benefit from this public resource.



Carl Redwood, Jr.

Chair, Hill District Consensus Group




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Fwd: 18th year for PGH Scholastic Disc Golf Series tees off this Sat. 9/13

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Hi Disc Golfers,

The flyer (click that link to a PDF) has all the info about how you can win a disc golf package, including baskets, discs and a curriculum for your phys. ed teachers, in this year's disc golf series for kids.

The series starts at 1 pm this Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, with a putting and driving clinic followed by an afternoon round at Deer Lakes from the Red tees.  Register at the Blue Gill pavilion between holes 7/9.

Events 2-5 are at Phillips Park on 9/21, Schenley Park on 10/5, Two Mile Run Extension on 10/19 and the Finals at Knob Hill on Sat. Nov. 1.

Each $12 entry fee includes a golf disc.  Every series participant gets a disc golf shirt, and prizes are awarded each week and at the end of the series with an emphasis on "The Most Fun Wins"!

See you on the course!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Fwd: Students For Liberty Pittsburgh Regional Conference

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From: Samuel Teixeira <>
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Subject: Students For Liberty Pittsburgh Regional Conference

Hello Mark! 

My name is Sam Teixeira.  I'm a fourth year at the University of Virginia and a campus coordinator with Students For Liberty. I noticed that you registered for last year's Pittsburgh Regional Conference.   

First, thank you for registering for our event and for participating in the liberty movement!  Because of your previous involvement, I want to personally invite you to this year's Pittsburgh Regional Conference!

As you probably know, registration is free and includes three meals and drinks at our evening social.  This year's conference will be held at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, November 15th from 9am to 8pm.  At the Pittsburgh Regional Conference, you'll hear from some of the best speakers in the liberty movement including Tom Palmer, T.K. Coleman, Joshua Hall, and many others!  You'll also be able to network with pro-liberty students and discover opportunities for jobs, internships, seminars, and conferences.  Most importantly, we hope you'll have a lot of fun! 

Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and be sure to check out the Facebook event!  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please send me an email.  I hope to see you in Pittsburgh! 

Sincerely and For Liberty,

Sam Teixeira

Mid-Atlantic Campus Coordinator 
University of Virginia 


Mark Rauterkus
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
412 298 3432 = cell

Thursday, September 04, 2014

One of the top ten high school runners in the country, from NY, doing a 4:07 mile

Mike Brannigan is dreaming of the Olympics.

Kate Snow of NBC News, in Northport, New York.