The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 10, 2002


Bob and Lyn Oleksiak of Autumn Lane welcome their fifth grandchild, William Nathaniel Weinberg. William was born on April 11 to Sharon and Steven Weinberg of Barrington, Rhode Island. He joins his brothers Sydney, Alden and Charles. His paternal grandmother lives in Huntington, New York, his great-grandmother, Natalie Oleksiak, in Webster.
Adam Fitzgerald (center) is a champion in the 10,000 meter event.

Adam Fitzgerald of Autumn Lane, a junior at Connecticut College, captured the 10,000 meter event at the men's New England Division III Championship in Williamstown, Massachusetts on Saturday. Fitzgerald ran a Connecticut College school-record time of 31:58.24 to become the second New England champion in the history of the Connecticut College men's track and field program.

Ruth Elliott Holmes, the daughter of Rachel Elliott, of River Road Farm, President of Pentec Handwriting Consultants, has been named to Corp! magazine's list of "Michigan's 95 Most Powerful Women," published in the magazine's March issue. Chosen by the publication's editorial panel, the list was released by Corp! to commemorate March as Women's History Month.

Ruth Holmes, CDE, is a professional handwriting and document examiner whose forensic and personnel consulting firm, Pentec, Inc., in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, advised individual, legal and corporate clients in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Holmes is a Certified Document Examiner by the National Association of Document Examiners and Board Certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners. She is court qualified as an expert witness in Federal, State and local courts.

From 1996 to 1999, Holmes served as a trial consultant for the defense team of Dr. Jack Kevorkian and appeared in Canada on a BBC documentary about these trials. In addition to her work in handwriting examination, she is now serving as a legal assistant for Dr. Kevorkian's'' attorney during the appeal in his landmark Right to Die case.

Holmes, 54, grew up in Carlisle where she attended Carlisle schools and CCHS in Concord.

BRINGING FAMILY TO TOWN MEETING. Hillary Burke, Melissa Mariano, Dillon Mariano and Andrew Burke settle in for the long night ahead. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Alberto, formerly of Peter Hans Road, received an award for "significant contributions to the development of criminal restitution law through the successful prosecution and recovery of millions of dollars in restitution," for victims of crime. Mr. Alberto received the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) award at the Federal Strategies Against Fraud Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FDIC in Long Beach, California.

FDIC Chairman Donald E. Powell stated that he "wished to acknowledge the initiative and superior performance of Mr. Alberto for creating and leading the Justice Enforcement Team which has successfully recovered millions of dollars worth of hidden assets and monies from felons seeking to escape court-ordered criminal restitution obligations. As a result, the credibility of our justice system has been vindicated and numerous victims of crimes, such as investment fraud and bank fraud, have been compensated for their losses."

Lefty hurler Chris Bodnar of Judy Farm Road, a freshman at Williams College, was named Co-NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) baseball player of the week along with Amherst's John Brody.

Scott Simpson of Judy Farm Road, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, has recently published a new book entitled How Firms Succeed ­ A Field Guide to Design Management. Co-authored with James P. Cramer, a former CEO of the American Institute of Architects, the book focuses on innovative management techniques for design firms.


Tiny spring warblers
diminished to near-
invisibility by vertical
distance up to treetops
trill and twitter to
the coloratura of miniature
leaves, as the trees
spread open innumerable
leafbuds, feather-soft,
breathing in sunlight dissolved
in transparent air, their
immense strength drawn in
through the singular grace
of very small things.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito