Lunneys in the News

I haven’t posted any “News” items since May.  Several people have complained that the links to Skydrive were not working properly; so from now on, I will post the “News” items directly into the blog, avoiding the Skydrive issues.  Here are the “News” summaries from May through November 2012 (click on the story titles to link to the full news articles):

Lunneys in the News


Space gala crowd of 900 toasts Mike Coats Your Houston News Tom Stafford, Eileen Collins, Glynn Lunney, Tommy Holloway, Mike Griffin and Chris Kraft.]]> Michael Griffin, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and former Director Bill Parsons, JSC Deputy Director Ellen Ochoa, Associate Directors Milt Heflin

John Glenn to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Fox News The Apollo 13 Mission Control team, led by Sig Sjoberg, Glynn Lunney, Milt Windler, Gerry Griffin and Gene Kranz, as well as former Johnson Space Center director George Abbey, were also among those recognized by President Richard Nixon with the

Across the Pond | A roundup of UK comics news Comic Book Resources including Sean Azzopardi (Necessary Monsters), Darryl Cunningham (Psychiatric Tales), Joe Decie (Accidental Salad), Tom Gauld (Goliath), Lizz Lunney (Depressed Cat: Nine Miserable Lives) and Luke Pearson (Hilda and the Midnight Giant).


NORTHEAST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Scranton Times-Tribune Mia LaTorre, Kalinda Leggieri, Randy Lesh, Christopher Lewis, James Lewis, Justine Lishman, Maura Lunney, Shaemus Lunney, Brian Maguire, Javid Mammadli, Anthony Mandile IV, Corey Manley, Dylan Marr, Emily Massari, Desiree McCabe, Emilee McDermott,


No. 2 Le Moyne Downs No. 6 Merrimack for NE-10 Crown LaxPower The Warriors ended a scoreless drought of 33:01 at the 7:38 mark of the third quarter as Corey Lunney netted his 45th goal of the season. Prevost got the goal back one and one-half minutes later by sneaking the ball inside the right post from the right

Grieving Radford mum: My kind boy lightened the darkest days This is Nottingham AT just 12 years old, Dylan-Oliver Lunney had already become “more of a gentleman” than most men. The Year 7 pupil took care of his younger brother and always put other people’s needs before his own. His mum Rouée Lunney said that his death on April 12

Merrimack lacrosse loses in NE-10 championship Eagle Tribune Corey Lunney, Greg Fallon, Kyle Guilbert and DJ Brown each scored one goal for Merrimack (13-3), which trailed 6-3 heading into the final period. Joe Mantoni gave up just one run and struck out nine batters in six innings, but Merrimack baseball lost


Man caught secretly filming boss in toilet ABC Online Magistrate Graeme Lunney said it was an extremely personal breach of a relationship between two people who had worked together for several years and the consequences for the victim had been very serious. But the magistrate said he did accept that Chu

Public servant toilet spy receives community service The Canberra Times Special Magistrate Graeme Lunney in March found Chu guilty of the principle offence, ruling his intentions were clear. “It was an offence for which he made a number of preparations in advance,” he said yesterday. “And, in doing so, it must have been


Softball: Falcons soar past Telstar Chicago Tribune “I’m pleased overall,” said Telstar coach Jim Lunney. “We gave them five unearned runs, but Jessie threw well overall. We gave them some runs, and we made some mistakes offensively.” Maisey Griffin had a pair of hits for Telstar (2-3).

Dominic Chianese Set for Right You Are (f you think you are) Reading By Dan Bacalzo • May 10, 2012 • New York City Dominic Chianese will star in a reading of Luigi Pirandello’s Right You Are (if you think you are), to be presented by Theatre East at O’Lunney’s on Tuesday, May 29 at 6pm. Through small town gossip,


PREP ROUNDUP NWAOnline (subscription) Bentonville football coach Barry Lunney is unsure how he will break up the plays for today’s spring game, but … Read » Siloam Springs knew that in order to have a chance Thursday against unbeaten Little Rock Christian, it would have to keep the Lady

THE SOPRANOS’ Dominic Chianese Performs in RIGHT YOU ARE at Theatre East, 5/29 Broadway World Theatre East presents the next installment in its NEIGHBORHOOD READING SERIES upstairs at O’Lunney’s, 145 West 45th Street (bet. Broadway & 6th Avenue), on Tuesday, May 29th: 6:00 pm is a Mixer with the reading at 7:00 pm


Crusader wins Belfour Award Winnipeg Sun Clockwise from rear left are winners Tieler Fenning-Cox, Liam Bilton, Marc-Andre Simard, Taylor Morriseau, Jessica Kaminsky, Beverley Lunney, Megan Porath and Devyn McFadyen. One of Liam Bilton’s finest plays of the season wasn’ta goal or an assist,

Top marks for top players Winnipeg Free Press Garden City’s Beverley Lunney and Neepawa’s Tieler Fenning Cox were named the female and male recipient of the Winnipeg Jets Friends and Alumni scholarships ($1000 each). The connective tissue between the eight student winners Monday: They all excelled

Neepawa player picked Brandon Sun Neepawa’s Tieler Fenning Cox (right) and Winnipeg’s Beverley Lunney were named the Manitoba high school hockey players of the year. (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Neepawa’s Tieler Fenning Cox scored a $1000 scholarship on Monday as the Manitoba High Schools

MHSAA announces female and male athletes of the year.. CJOB Monday’s other scholarship winners include Beverly Lunney of Garden City, Tyler Fenning Cox of Neepawa, Kelvin’s Devyn McFadyen, Marc-Andre Simard of College Gabriele Roy in Ile Des Chesnes, Megan Porath of St. Mary’s Academy, and Taylor Morriseau Of


Tories not elected to gut environmental laws This week Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney voted in favour of a 400-page budget bill that amends over 70 different acts and devotes an astonishing 150 pages to weakening laws to protect our environment. The Conservatives claim this “streamlining” of


Wee Reds clinch League title Newtown Abbey Times With skipper Pod Lynch suspended, Dan Lunney donned the captain’s armband, and Glenn Pierce came in at centre-half, otherwise the Reds were at full strength, but they found themselves a goal down in the 15th minute, when Warren McAllister was well


Protesters denounce state budget at Rep. Toohil’s office Standard Speaker Jocelyn Lunney of White Haven came on behalf of her children, students in the Crestwood School District, where teachers and programs are on the chopping block due to education cuts in the governor’s budget, she said. Two of her children’s favorite


NASA pioneer Glynn Lunney addresses grads Ultimate Clear Lake by Ben Simon | May 24, 2012 12:32 pm (L to R) UH System Chancellor Renu Khator, retired NASA administrator and commencement speaker Glynn Lunney, UH System Regent Tamecia Glover Harris and UH-Clear Lake President William A. Staple.


Get running for a worthy cause This is Staffordshire IN THE RUNNING: Katharine House fund-raiser James Lunney. Last year’s event saw more than 250 people taking part and the first two years have raised £16000. Organisers hope this year’s event at Shugborough will be just as successful.

One Taliban Bullet, Two Lives Lost Wall Street Journal He and another soldier, Staff Sgt. Joseph Lunney, hoisted Sgt. Quintana by his body armor and dragged him into the partial cover of some trees. Sgt. Kaiser yelled for Spc. Benson. “Benson, get the f— over here,” he shouted over the gunfire.


Aerospace leaders address UHCL’s 1100 graduates Your Houston News Aerospace pioneer Glynn Lunney spoke at the 10 am ceremony when students in the School of Science and Computer Engineering and the School of Human Sciences and Humanities were presented their diplomas. After many years with NASA, Lunney became


Ucluelet’s new aquarium officially open The Westerly “I am proud that we have invested in this tremendous facility and am excited to see the benefits it will bring to our region,” says Nanaimo-Alberni MP Dr. James Lunney during one of several speeches made to a crowd of about 200 gathered outside the


Ucluelet’s new aquarium officially open “I’m convinced that this project is going to be a tremendous asset to this community and to the entire West Coast,” says Nanaimo-Alberni MP Dr. James Lunney during one of several speeches made to a crowd of about 200 gathered outside the aquarium


Supporting our troops includes proper funding Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney likes to say the Conservative Party supports our troops. The facts say otherwise. The Conservatives are cutting post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention programs for soldiers returning from Afghanistan,

Omnibus bill protested in Alberni Alberni Valley News Protesters gather on the steps outside MP James Lunney’s Port Alberni office on Saturday to voice their objections to the Conservatives’ omnibus bill. By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley News A protest outside of Nanaimo-Alberni Member of


Aboriginals should have say on hunting, fishing Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative MP James Lunney echoed Kent’s musings when he told me Ottawa wants to help industry and did not include First Nations because they have the right to hunt and fish already. The Conservatives claim that non-aboriginal hunting


Career in health now an option Coffs Coast Advocate Now into iTs fourth year, North Coast Medicare Local representative Rowan Lunney said the day was about providing options for the students who attended, predominantly from Year 10 who are thinking about what HSC subjects to take.


Conservatives taking us in wrong direction Did our MP Mr. James Lunney know he’d be running roughshod over environmental protections built up over decades, replacing actual protective laws with


MP Lunney joins West Coast communities in opposition to closure of Conservative Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney is urging his own government to put off coast guard cuts.

Lunney asks for further review in coast guard cuts Nanaimo News Bulletin MP James Lunney asks for a hold on cuts to one Canadian Coast Guard base and three communication centres.

Nanaimo MP defends coast guard station Victoria Times Colonist Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney admits he’s concerned by his government’s plans for the closures, including a coast guard station near Vancouver harbour.

BC MP blames bureaucrats for proposed coast guard cuts The Province Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney is urging for “reflection” when it comes to Lunney said Friday communications workers in the Ucluelet centre are best able

Lunney wants more thought given to Coast Guard closures Nanaimo Daily News The most news and entertainment portal from a Canadian perspective. Television, major newspapers across Canada, health, sport, entertainment, lifestyle, free


Lunney says bureaucrats to blame for coast guard cuts A second B.C. Conservative MP who has expressed concern about the Harper government’s budget came under.

Conservative backbencher blasted for blaming ‘bureaucrats’ for But Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, directed blame at bureaucrats rather than New Democratic Party MP Fin Donnelly slammed Lunney for criticizing cuts in

BC Tory under fire for budget comments Vancouver Sun Veteran Vancouver Island MP James Lunney said during a radio broadcast last But Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, directed blame at bureaucrats rather

Sexy, not scary: Adam & Eve just another shop Winnipeg Sun JASON HALSTEAD/Winnipeg Sun RE: Lunney column. Owner Rafael Palao and model Jess show off some of the products available at Adam and Eve, the new


Lunney must clarify coast guard position No one is saying that being a member of Parliament is an easy job.

MP criticizes amalgamation plan Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney is complaining about regional unfairness in the government’s “amalgamation” of Canadian Coast Guard communications

B.C. backbencher criticizes his gov’t over budget cuts Veteran Vancouver Island MP James Lunney’s criticism of a government decision is extremely rare in a government famous for its ironclad control over ministers

Online chatter “Nice try, Mr Lunney, but you are not very convincing, nor is your government . . . the buck stops with this same government – yours. Whether it is decimating vital

Conservative MP breaks ranks in criticizing coast guard closures Vancouver Sun Veteran Vancouver Island MP James Lunney’s criticism of an official decision is Lunney is also failing to acknowledge that he voted for the budget that

James Lunney and the coast guard Last night, Mr. Lunney issued a statement explaining his position. In recent weeks, I have met with responsible authorities in Ottawa and written suggesting more

UPDATE: Lunney expands on criticism of coast guard cuts Nanaimo News Bulletin NANAIMO: MP says bureaucrats have overlooked West Coast geographical challenges by proposing to reduce marine services.

Nanaimo-MP MP Lunney asks for review of coast guard cuts Parksville Qualicum Beach News Nanaimo-Alberni MP says cuts to Coast Guard facilities could prove problematic.

MP expresses concerns about coast guard cuts CKNW News Talk 980 In a statement released yesterday, Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney Lunney writes he’s met with “responsible authorities” in Ottawa, looking for more


A western Tory dares to question Harper government Vancouver Sun (blog) Lunney, a 60-year-old MP and chiropractor by profession, is clearly not destined for cabinet. He has a political career to protect, he is always smiling so I suspect

Online chatter Nanaimo Daily News Lunney says bureaucrats to blame for coast guard cuts. “The gall of this guy. Anyone who voted for Lunney also has a hand in shutting down the coast guard


MP says his position is consistent with votes Re: ‘Lunney must clarify coast guard position’ (Our View, June 20). In your editorial you chose to ignore serious concerns that I raised on behalf of coastal

Don’t blame the bureaucrats Victoria Times Colonist Sitting Conservative members such as James Lunney (NanaimoAlberni) and David Wilks (KootenayColumbia) blame any doubts they might have on


Not a single comment in favour of MP Lunney Usually when there is a controversial article the comments that are published (Online Chatter, June.

Nanaimo-Alberni MP frets over Coast Guard cuts Parksville Qualicum Beach News Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney this week expanded on his concerns about In particular, Lunney expressed concern about the amalgamation of Marine


Thumbs up/ thumbs down Victoria Times Colonist Thumbs up To Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney, for questioning announced cuts to Coast Guard facilities.


Lunney should be listening to voters I find it so interesting that James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, attends a grand opening of a new.

District to Explore Classroom Additions at Centre SAU 90 Business Administrator Nathan Lunney said the Winnacunnet Road elementary school’s most recent addition — completed in the late 1990s — wasn’t


Our Social Networks Scranton Times-Tribune Tom Lunney fired a no-hitter as South Scranton remained perfect in American Legion baseball with a 5-1 win over Moscow. Lunney whiffed nine in his masterpiece. Bob Heil helped save the no-hitter when he corralled a line drive off the bat of Rich


Riding changes will significantly alter landscape: Nanaimo would be left with James Lunney and Jean Crowder both said they are looking at the possible repercussions of a new South Cowichan-Juan de Fuca riding, which would rejig electoral boundaries throughout the region. The proposals would mean a new set of geographical


New riding boundaries could be positive What’s especially interesting is that Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative MP James Lunney and the NDP’s Jean Crowder, who represents Nanaimo-Cowichan, relied heavily on Nanaimo to secure their seats. Both candidates captured about 50% of their votes in


Federal electoral boundaries rejigged in Nanaimo Alberni Valley News Crowder, first elected in 2004, has enjoyed strong NDP support in south Nanaimo and Duncan to help get her elected, while Lunney, first elected in 2000, has relied on north Nanaimo for support. While neither politician would speculate on political


Online chatter Nanaimo Daily News “Both Crowder and Lunney have been highly visible and especially Crowder has been on the ball with her forwarding of letters on to the Minister of Health, Aglukkaq and replies and on other issues. One thing you can count on with the Feds is for them to


Our politicians’ pension plan just isn’t fair “If he (Lunney) retires in 2015, he is eligible for a first-year pension of $75352, which will grow by 2% a year. If he lives to be 80 years old, he will have collected a lifetime pension of $1.4 million,” Bateman told me in an e-mail. “If he serves


Time for politicos to light up the barbecues No doubt NDP MP Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) and Conservative MP James Lunney (Nanaimo-Alberni) will attend their share of such events on the mid-Island. Usually these are put on by and for party faithful and Crowder and Lunney will likely want


Frank Lunney, aka Captain Rowdy, dies in his sleep at age 53 (playBill blog by (blog) Frank Lunney, who would have celebrated his 54th birthday on Aug. 2, died on July 5. It took a few days for his sister, Cathryn Morrow — who found her brother’s body in his bed last week — to start looking for phone numbers and e-mails so she could

Connell Park/East Scranton claims District 17 Senior League title Scranton Times-Tribune Shamus Lunney drove in two more runs with a double, and he and Petrucci scored when Thomas Maier reached first on an error to give Connell/East the 8-2 advantage. “With runners in scoring position, I just needed to put the bat on the ball,” said Lunney


The Harper Government: Working for Small Businesses Marketwire (press release) NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – July 25, 2012) – The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, Cathy McLeod, accompanied by James Lunney, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nanaimo-Alberni, today met with members of the


The Harper Government: Working for Small Businesses (press release) The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, Cathy McLeod, accompanied by James Lunney, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nanaimo-Alberni, today met with members of the local business community to discuss a number of initiatives the


Hawks claim first Silver Bat title Hawks catcher Reid Lunney threw out the runner on an attempted steal, the batter grounded out and the Hawks were heading to the final. “Nobody expected us to beat that team,” Lunney said. The final was a see-saw affair that saw several lead changes until

Bentonville Football Will Lean on Tearris Wallace 5 News “This is this year,” said head coach Barry Lunney. “You’re going to be remembered for what you do this year, not last year, especially for the senior class.” That’s the perfect way for Lunney to summarize the way Bentonville feels about that loss. “It’s been tons


St Mary’s boys take a stand Toowoomba Chronicle Senior students (from left) Patrick McGovern, Jacob Lunney, Luke Dowsett, Xavier Stenzel & Sam Handley were happy to support the College’s Anti-Bullying


Koala Crunch Time ABC Online (Dan Lunney) Ask any visitor to Australia what they’d like to do and they’ll probably tell you they’d love to cuddle a koala.


My Brother’s Savior Southern Pines Pilot I want to thank The Pilot for publishing the recent article by John Chappell concerning the World War II efforts of Charles “Chuck” Lunney.

£20k shortfall fear as Midnight Walk numbers drop Hospice spokesman James Lunney today appealed for more women to come forward and register before the September 3 deadline. So far, just 350 have volunteered


SEC proves new challenge for Franklin FS Midwest Barry Lunney Jr. stood on the field before kickoff and stared at the specimens across Lunney understood the challenge. “You look down there and think,


Lee Flames Rally To Win Lee Olive Garden Championship The Chattanoogan Senior Luke Cuthbert fired a penalty kick in the back of the net past Martin Methodist Keeper, Stephen Lunney to give the Flames a commanding 3-1 advantage at the 64th minute mark of the second half. The Redhawks would strike just two minutes later on

Defense Does Job NWAOnline (subscription) 4:25 a.m.. Marc Henning · Print item; E-mail · Share · Tweet. Bentonville football coach Barry Lunney has said on numerous occasions the defense may have to shoulder more of the early load until a young offensive unit gets some experience under its


Federation takes aim at pensions for MPs with giant highway billboard Nanaimo Daily News Bateman said that if NanaimoAlberni MP James Lunney, in whose riding the new Lunney said that he didn’t decide to run for public office just to get a


Jack Kyle the guest speaker at Rotary Portadown Times Jack Kyle signs an autograph for Tom Atkinson at the Rotary Club meeting on Monday, wtachjed (back left to rioght) by Mervyn White, Mary and Peter Lunney.

Lunney once railed against MP pensions Victoria Times Colonist By Bill Stewart, Times Colonist September 11, 2012 2:01 AM I remember when James Lunney was a member of the Reform Party and was in Ottawa railing against


Major Lunney Sentenced Following Court Martial U.S. Politics Today In June 2011, the Canadian Forces National Investigative Service charged two of Major Lunney’s subordinates, Major (then Captain) Darryl Watts and Warrant Officer (retired) Paul Ravensdale, in relation to the same incident. In February 2012, the

Teary officer pleads guilty in 2010 training-range death in Afghanistan Christopher Lunney, 42, had to pause to compose himself several times as he told a court martial of his shock and remorse over the friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan that took the life of Cpl. Josh Baker and wounded four others. “I can offer no


Canadian officer drops rank over Afghanistan training death Business Recorder (blog) A decorated Canadian officer was sentenced on Friday to a reduction in rank over a training incident in Afghanistan that killed a soldier and injured four others. Major Christopher Lunney’s rank was reduced to captain, the military announced in a


Conservative MPs coping with cuts upon return from summer stints in ridings Hamilton Spectator On Vancouver Island, MP James Lunney opposed the cuts to the closure of several maritime communications and traffic service centres (MCTS) along the B.C. coastline, as well as the shuttering of a search and rescue station in Vancouver. “We have the


Derelict boats, cuts top issues for MPs Nanaimo Daily News James Lunney, Conservative MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, said he will continue his efforts to keep the coast guard’s communications centre in Ucluelet open, despite his government’s plan to close 10 of the 22 communications centres in Canada as a costsaving


man revived after surfing mishap Herald Sun “We were able to resuscitate him fairly quickly, which is one good sign,” Gold Coast lifeguard supervisor Anthony Lunney said. Mr Lunney said the surfer may have either wiped out and hit the shallow sand bank or suffered some sort of medical condition.


Lunney heads back to House with plan Parksville Qualicum Beach News Speaking from the lobby of the House on Wednesday, Lunney said he has had a busy summer in the constituency, but he’s pleased to be back in the nation’s capital to push his private political agenda. “I’m glad to be back,” he said. “It’s been a busy


No support from Stephen Harper Chilliwack Times Other social conservatives in the B.C. caucus, such as James Lunney (Nanaimo-Alberni), Russ Hiebert (South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale), and Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows-Maple RidgeMission), did not respond to interview requests. Cathy McLeod, MP


Nanaimo MP Lunney backs pro-life motion Nanaimo Daily News Nanaimo-Alberni member of Parliament James Lunney said it should surprise no one that he supported a defeated pro-life motion in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Kitchener Centre member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth’s motion called for a


Prep Football Schedules NWAOnline (subscription) Previous Story · Tigers Turn Attention To ‘Competitive Greatn… Barry Lunney closed out his postgame speech to Bentonville’s football team Friday night with a subject he labeled “competitive greatness.”


Strike up the bands: Wylie performers eager for tonight’s Big Wylie Band Director Mike Lunney said his band is about twice as large as many 3A bands. “I feel like it’s a really strong group, as good as any I’ve had,”


Iran called a very serious threat by MP Parksville Qualicum Beach News Lunney left for the Middle East on Sept. 29 to join a gathering of world Lunney said Canada has stood out in its stalwart support of Israel,


RIIL, media seek to get on same page Woonsocket Call where RIIL Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte, Assistant Director Mike Lunney and newly-appointed Director of Marketing Tracy Quarella presided.


Pembroke Civil War ‘battle’ was a spectator event The Patriot Ledger Civil War re-enactor Mike Reimer of Hanson, a member of the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, talks to Chuck Lunney of Marshfield during the weekend


Diane Fletcher & Corrinne Wicks Middle Ground is touring Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in a new production both directed and designed by co-founder Michael Lunney.


Larry the Answer Guy: Drum majors have to know the beat, don’t Abilene Mike Lunney, director of the Wylie High School Pure Gold Band, says the position of drum major originated with the Corps of Drums in the British Army


Former Island MP Returns From Detention in Israel HQ Comox Valley From the moment the Estelle sailed, Nanaimo Alberni Conservative MP James Lunney has been highly critical, taking to Twitter and other venues and calling


Copyright: The New Mercantilism Techdirt I met Lunney a few months ago, and saw him present some of this research at a conference, and he makes a really compelling case (I had a minor disagreement


Action of Jim Manly was courageous and selfless Nanaimo Daily News As a Conservative member of Parliament, James Lunney was just following the party line for Stephen Harper. I have $100 for any one of that bunch who has the


Andrew Perry remains in front of the pack Belfast Newsletter Perry was always in the driving seat but Jonny Lunney was just two points behind him after the opening lap. At the halfway stage of the Mid-Antrim club’s JP


Trade agreements costly for taxpayers Who do the Harper Government, and MP James Lunney of Nanamio-Alberni really represent in Ottawa? The answers become clearer every day Harper and Lunney push for the China-Canada Free Trade Agreement: multinational corporations. Multinational


Pure Gold: ‘Team’ effort propels Wylie marching band’s return to state contest “It’s hard, but you gotta execute,” Lunney, who has directed the Wylie High School band program since 1997, tells the 140 band members through a megaphone at Thursday morning’s practice at Wylie’s football stadium. “This show was written to get into


St Mary’s students form bond with aged-care residents The Queensland Times ST MARY’S College students Ben Choice, Jacob Lunney and Jared Swinton have formed a strong bond with aged-care resident Nino Marchetti by retelling the story of his life. The year 12 students considered themselves lucky to have been able to spend


Wylie band members upbeat despite missing state final round “Now that we’ve proven ourselves at this level of difficulty, it has made our students hungrier for higher difficulty,” said Lunney, who has guided four Wylie bands to state since he became director in 1997. “We’ll use this as a springboard to higher


Former senior Mountie says force is stretched too thin The Province Robert Lunney, a former RCMP superintendent, writes in the latest edition of Canadian Public Administration that the force is a “monolithic entity” that is committed to too many roles and has no clear core mission. “In the pejorative,” he writes, the

Council shelves streets contract Standard Speaker Lunney provided a line-by-line explanation and did not dispute Councilwoman Jean Mope’s remarks that the union sought 50-cent hourly wage increases in each year of the contract. Notable provisions, according to Lunney, include: n Awarding an additional


Media Advisory: Federal Announcement to Benefit BC Coastal Communities U.S. Politics Today 2012, Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo – Alberni, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will make an announcement to strengthen Vancouver Island’s coastal communities.


Harper Government Helps to Strengthen the Economy of BC’s Coastal U.S. Politics Today “Today, the Harper Government is supporting B.C.’s coastal communities to create new economic opportunities,” said MP Lunney. “These projects will build upon each community’s unique strengths, while also helping pave the way for job creations, economic

No reason to fear China – MP Parksville Qualicum Beach News Lunney, whose office was picketed with a protest recently against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) said those concerned about the impacts of the proposed deal can rest assured it’s not as scary as some

Calgary reservist pleads not guilty in training range death The Province Christopher Lunney, who pleaded guilty in September to negligent performance of duty in the same blast. Lunney, 42, was a company commander at the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar city. He was demoted

‘Supposed to be another day on the range:’ Calgary reservist pleads not guilty Montreal Gazette He was demoted from major to captain and given a severe reprimand for failing to ensure that Watts was properly qualified. Lunney told his court martial he assumed Watts was trained on the device because of his rank at the time. Lunney testified


From curiosity to arson a dangerous slide Scranton Times-Tribune That is why, for the last six years, Mr. Lunney and Ms. Chieffallo have run the program, which consists of a fire education component that Mr. Lunney handles and a mental health assessment component that Ms. Chieffallo handles. Intervention. The idea

Moves Pay Off For Lunney, Patton NWAOnline (subscription) Daryl Patton and Barry Lunney weren’t afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone years ago, and it has certainly paid off for the two veteran football coaches. AT A GLANCE. THAT FIGURE. 9 – consecutive wins by Bentonville in November. 11 – field


Spencer Anderson: MP wants electoral reform Nanaimo Daily News It’s far behind the victorious candidate, Conservative James Lunney, and New Democrat runner-up Zeni Maartman, who received 46.4 per cent and 38.3 per cent, respectively, and just ahead of the Greens, who finished fourth with 6.8 per cent. What was the


Reports: Les Miles to Stay at LSU KARK Patton or Lunney depending on who wins the7A championship on 1 December…the loser gets offensive coordinator. Check thier records and who they’ve sent to the Hogs. Remember that Gus was a highschool coach before they made him big time.


Tigers, Bulldogs Provide Intriguing Rivalry NWAOnline (subscription) STAFF PHOTO MARC F. HENNING — Bentonville coach Barry Lunney, right, talks to assistant coach Barry Lunney Jr. during the Tigers’ scrimmage Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, against the Redskins at Union-Tuttle Stadium in Tulsa, Okla. Print item; E-mail


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Space Shuttle Flight Director Bryan Lunney Retires

Space Shuttle Flight Director Bryan Lunney served his last shift at Mission Control on March 7, 2011, concluding a 22-year career at NASA. Bryan directed almost 50 space shuttle missions and logged over 300 shifts directing the International Space Station (ISS). Lunney is leaving NASA and joining Odyssey Space Research, an engineering analysis firm, and Firestar Technologies, specializing in propulsion and power systems.

A second generation NASA Flight Director, Bryan followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Glynn Lunney, who was Flight Director for Apollo Program moon missions.

During a press conference Monday to discuss the final flight of space shuttle Discovery, Flight Director Bryan Lunney spoke about about the legacy of his Onyx Flight team at NASA:

Onyx Flight is my flight director team color, for those who don’t know, named somewhat after my father’s team, who was Black Flight,” said Lunney. “So I wanted to stick with the family tradition to some extent there.”…”What is my legacy? Hopefully a good one. I came into this program to hopefully make this a better place, this world a better place for my kids. I think what we do here at NASA does that and I hope I contributed my piece to that.”…”I got a lot of help when I was growing up over the last 10 years, my first 10 years here. I hope I paid that back and helped evolve some of the younger folks who came through…”…”I wanted to hand down that torch, so to speak. And I tell you, looking around either control room today, there’s not as much gray hair as perhaps on my head, but there’s some extremely competent individuals who have come in.”…”Maybe, I like to think,” Lunney said, “a little piece of my legacy in station was to help those flight controllers who do such a fabulous job today. Maybe I was a little bit helpful getting them along on their way.”

Earlier Monday, before his Orbit 1 shift ended, Lunney was celebrated by his fellow flight controllers and by the crew of Discovery from orbit. “I’ve known Bryan for years and years, working with him for years and years, through the Astronaut Office, through various roles, and of course, as our lead on this flight,” radioed Discovery Commander Steve Lindsey to Mission Control. “Bryan has just been a great friend and a terrific flight director and a leader.”… “He pulled this mission together and made it all happen. Kept us all focused and working on the plan and working to the plan and when the plans changed and we went through multiple flight plans, he kept the team focused and just showed true leadership throughout.”…”We’re going to really miss him. I know you guys are, too. And Bryan, it was just an absolute pleasure to work with you and we wish you the best of luck in your new career,” said Lindsey. “It’s been a hoot,” responded Lunney. “You guys obviously have been really great to work with.”…”I really enjoyed working with you on this flight and over the years, all of you and your crew. Couldn’t have had a better choice for my last flight. Thanks very much,” said Lunney.

“Today we retire the call sign Onyx Flight,” chief flight director John McCullough said. “Twenty-two years in the agency with nearly 50 flights on the shuttle side and over 300 shifts on the station side, kind of appropriate he’s working the Orbit 1 shift at night again closing it out.”…”We just want to say thank you very much for all that you’ve done and best wishes on everything you hope to accomplish in the future,” said McCullough.

“It has always been a pleasure to come to work to be with people like you guys, even when it was that midnight shift,” Lunney said, addressing the crowd of flight controllers who had gathered in the shuttle flight control room. “I am honored and privileged to be able to do this the last 22 years.”…”I look forward to the next phase in my career. It is going to be something completely different but it will be fun, too. But I don’t think it will be anything like what I’ve gotten the opportunity to do here.”…”It has been an amazing opportunity and I’m just thrilled to have that opportunity. I owe it to each and every one of you all for that. You are guys are awesome, this agency is awesome and MOD [the Mission Operations Directorate] is awesome. So I very much appreciate it and I look forward to working with you guys in the future,” Lunney said.

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Allen Ross of Dexter, Maine Honored

Allen Ross, the husband of our cousin Amelda “Amy” (Gregory) Ross has been honored by the Maine Courts for his service as a mediator and advocate.

Allen Ross (seated in center)

The October 19, 2011 announcement issued by Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court:

“Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court today announced the recipients of the Judicial Branch Special Service Award, and the Advocate For Justice Award. The Special Service Award is given to that person or persons who consistently contributes above and beyond expected job responsibilities to further the Judicial Branch mission, and the Advocate For Justice Award is awarded to that person, judge, employee, legislator, public official, lawyer or citizen who has most effectively championed the cause of justice in our society.

The Special Service Award was awarded to Allen Ross of Dexter, Maine. Mr. Ross became a mediator for the Judicial Branch in 1998, after retiring from teaching in the Dexter School System for 33 years. In his mediation duties, Mr. Ross helped initiate mediation for grandparents caught up in child custody issues. He also served for many years as a volunteer and on the Board of Womancare, an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse. Chief Justice Leigh Saufley said, “Al’s everyday acts of kindness around the courthouse are legendary. In a place where so much of the work revolves around disputes, Al was always kind, thoughtful and caring with all who entered the courthouse. It is such a privilege for us to recognize Al Ross for the wonderful work he has done in Maine Courts for over a decade.

During a ceremony at the Newport District Court, State Representative Ken Fredette also presented Mr. Ross with a legislative sentiment in honor of the occasion. Judges, clerks, members of the bar, family and friends, were in attendance and offered congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Ross.”

In addition, the Bangor Daily News published a very nice article about Al, his service and the Special Service Award:

Court system honors Dexter man for work as mediator for grandparents

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

Posted Oct. 20,
2011, at 4:03 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — Grandparents in court battles over custody issues in rural Penobscot and Piscataquis counties didn’t have to face the system alone. For more than two decades, Allen Ross stood beside them to help them navigate the system.

Ross, 76, of Dexter was honored Monday at a small ceremony in Newport District Court with the Judicial Branch Special Award for his 23 years of service as a family mediator.

The Special Service Award is given to a person who consistently contributes above and beyond expected job responsibilities to further the mission of the court system, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Leigh I. Saufley, chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

“Al’s everyday acts of kindness around the courthouse are legendary,” Saufley said in the press release. “In a place where so much of the work revolves around disputes, Al was always kind, thoughtful and caring with all who entered the courthouse. It is such a privilege for us to recognize Al Ross for the wonderful work he has done in Maine courts.”

Ross became a court mediator in 1998 after retiring from a 33-year career teaching history in the Dexter School District, his wife, Amy Ross, 75, of Dexter said Thursday in a telephone interview.

Allen Ross had to give up his work in the court system earlier this year due to health problems that impaired his ability to speak, his wife said.

“He loved being a mediator,” she said. “It was his pride and joy. He loved the contact with people and the satisfaction of speaking his mind completely.”

His work began in Dover-Foxcroft District Court, but he also traveled to Lincoln District Court during the first decade of his career. More recently, he worked at Newport District Court.

“Sometimes he had just one case a week, other times, he did four a week,” Amy Ross said. “I have no idea how many cases he worked on over the years.”

In addition to his work with the court system, he also served for many years as a volunteer and on the Board of Womancare, an organization based in Dover-Foxcroft that helps victims of domestic abuse.”
printed on October 21, 2011 .

Al has been courageously battling cancer this past year, and we all wish him well.

“Old blue hair” would be very proud of you Al.

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My summer in Maine, a great book & an incident in Ireland that changed the 20th Century

Like many South Florida Irish-Americans, I spent the summer in Maine, enjoying its soft Ireland-like weather, searching for sea glass on the beach and spending many quiet evenings reading. One of the great books that I read this summer was The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman, originally published in 1962 and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction that year. This amazing history of the politics and persons responsible for the outbreak of World War I, and of the first few weeks of battle, so impressed President John F. Kennedy that he gave copies of the book to his friends as Christmas gifts.

The Guns of August was a revelation to me, surprised me by revealing how little I knew about “the war to end all wars”, and provided me with a fresh perspective on events that shaped the history of the 20th century. If you haven’t read this book, I strongly recommend it:

The Guns of August [Mass Market Paperback]

The Guns of August [Hardcover]

The Guns of August [Kindle Edition]

Of particular interest to me was a now little-known incident relating to northern Ireland that paralyzed Britain’s military decision-makers in 1914, and which emboldened Germany to launch its invasion of Belgium and France in August of that year. The Guns of August briefly mentions the so-called “Curragh Mutiny” incident that rocked Britain’s military and political structure to its foundations in the months before the start of World War I, and left the mighty British Empire unprepared and indecisive on the precipice of impending war in Europe.

In January 1913, after over 700 years of England’s colonial oppression of Ireland, a Liberal Party-controlled British Parliament voted to grant “Home Rule” to Ireland, including its own independent Irish Parliament. Conservative pro-British Unionists in the north of Ireland vehemently opposed “Home Rule” and the prospect of being governed by a liberal Irish Parliament in Dublin. The Ulster Unionists threatened armed rebellion to prevent Irish “Home Rule” in the north, formed their own provisional government at Belfast and established their own paramilitary force with an estimated 100,000 volunteers by 1914. Faced with the threat of armed opposition to the enforcement of the Home Rule Act, the British Government ordered its military to ready weapons and troops to respond to any armed rebellion in Ulster. In March 1914, the largely pro-Unionist British officer corps in Ireland balked at the prospect of fighting against “its own people” in Ulster, in what became known as the “Curragh Mutiny”. Britain’s Parliament and Government were shaken by the resignation of a large number of its senior Army officers and by the threat that its military might not obey the civilian Government.

Meanwhile, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was contemplating the imminent invasion of France through Belgium. His decision would be based upon the likelihood of Britain’s not honoring its treaty obligation to defend neutral Belgium. The Kaiser’s close cousin was King George V of England and the mighty British Empire, and Kaiser Wilhelm was afraid of facing a British military response to any German invasion of Belgium. The political chaos and fractured military authority in England, created in large part by the “Curragh Mutiny”, lead the Kaiser to believe that England would either opt to stay out of any Continental war or, at the very least, delay any British military response long enough for Germany to launch a rapid and overwhelming invasion through Belgium and achieve a quick conquest of France. Upon this wishful and faulty assumption, the Kaiser plunged the world into the greatest and costliest war in human history to that time. World War I killed much of an entire generation, wasted Western Europe and, in its festering ruin, spawned nearly a century of world conflict. The “Curragh Mutiny” also resulted in nearly a century of unnecessary conflict and terror in northern Ireland.

Read more about the “Curragh Mutiny”:

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Five for the 4th of July

Any American family would be proud to have an ancestor who fought for the cause of American independence during the long American Revolutionary War (1775–1783).

The Lunney Family of Maine are descendants of five brave men who fought to win our nation’s independence:

ELIAS TAYLOR (1726-1777) of Winthrop, Maine volunteered for service at age 49, along with his 22-year-old son John Taylor, served in Colonel Joseph North’s regiment engaged for the town of Winthrop and in Captain John Mills’ company of Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin’s regiment, and died along with his son at Ft. Ticonderoga in 1777.  Another son, Elias Taylor Jr., also served in the Continental Army. In gratitude for her family’s great sacrifice to its country during the war, the Town of Winthrop, Maine supplied the widow Mary Taylor and her five minor children with provisions in the amount of one half of her fallen husband’s wages.

JOHN PATTEE (1738-1826) of Goffstown, New Hampshire served as a Sergeant in Captain John Parker’s company, Colonel Timothy Bedell’s regiment, went on to represent the Town of Goffstown in the New Hampshire Legislature in 1795 and 1797, served as a Selectman in 1819-1821 and 1823, and lived to age 88.

DANIEL MOSHER (1746-1840) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts served as a sailor during the Revolutionary War, was taken prisoner by the British and then held onboard the infamous HMS Jersey prison ship in New York Harbor for 18 months and survived, and lived to age 93.

EPHRAIM LOW, Jr. (1748-1834) of Wells and Sanford, Maine supposedly took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill, where he had the end of his nose shot off, witnessed Generals Washington and Howe conclude the terms for the evacuation of Boston, was present when the British fleet sailed out of Boston Harbor, and lived to age 86.

JOSEPH STEVENS (1762-1792) of Berwick and Lebanon, Maine enlisted in the New Hampshire Militia in October, 1781 in Capt. Joshua Woodman’s company of Col. Reynold’s regiment, then re-enlisted from Lebanon, Maine on March 29, 1783 to serve 22 months in Capt. Bowman’s company of the 5th Massachusetts regiment. In 1792, he was shot and killed while again in the service of the American military.

You can read their complete biographies HERE.

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Lunneys in the News – June 2011

Click HERE to read about Lunneys in the News during June 2011

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