Monthly Archives: April 2015

Where Does It Stop?


Complaint against 8th-floor Patti Dear [Manager] Dana, On Sunday evening around 7:30 I entered the first floor lobby to get the elevator up to my apartment. Patti and the little boy were there. The elevator button had not been pushed … Continue reading

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Crouse PromptCare = Diagnosis + Cops


I went to Crouse PromptCare at 11:15 a.m. Signed in. Did not get called to check in with insurance, etc. At 11:35 a.m. got called into a treatment room with Peter, a nurse. He couldn’t get blood pressure but did … Continue reading

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Related Management’s Reply


Good afternoon Ms. Woodlen, We are aware of the unfortunate that occurred yesterday and are thankful that there were no injuries to anyone at the site. One of our experienced maintenance team members responded to the emergency call and completed … Continue reading

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A High-rise in Dubai; a Fire in Syracuse


Yesterday there was another McCarthy Manor fire, this time two apartments directly below me. http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/04/crews_responding_to_fire_at_apartment_complex_near_syracuse_hospitals.html What was not reported in the newspaper article is that this eight-story building, located at 501 S. Crouse Ave., is home to 176 people, more … Continue reading

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The Time Warner Way (Part I)


My father was a college professor who had five children and an old 14-room house: he knew how to fix things. I grew up watching him analyze broken stuff and then figure out how to fix it. If it was … Continue reading

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The $5.2 Million Man: When Is It Time To Die?


Five-point-two million dollars were spent to keep one 69-year-old retired prison guard alive in the Duke University Hospital ICU for 34 days; he was then discharged to death. His wife said, “I was just hoping it would save my husband’s … Continue reading

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Wallenda on the Wire


Originally posted on Anne C Woodlen: Notes in Passing:
Karl Wallenda created his crowning achievement — the seven-person chair pyramid.  Four men stood on a wire 35 feet in the air [without a net], two pairs yoked together by shoulder…

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