Archive for November 26, 2005

CDT Hill Fights On

It’s been just two weeks since Walter
world came crashing down, since the premature death of the best
friend he’d ever known. But even though Barbara Hill had passed away following a
long, brave bout with cancer just 14 days earlier, Walter had never felt so
close to his mother than in the days that had just clipped by.

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Buy Online through WP-ORG

As a reminder as we head into the holiday shopping season, WP-ORG (the organization that hosts our class web site, e-mail list, and last year’s reunion registration) has an Amazon affiliate online store that earns a commission on every purchase made through that web site.  The commission comes out of Amazon’s profit, so it is no extra cost to you — and makes a great way to help support WP-ORG.

Amazon now sells much more than books — you can buy DVD’s, electronics, computers, software, cameras, clothes, jewelry and much more.  If you are looking for a particular item, use the search box at the top left of the site.  The results will show up on the screen and be "tagged" as giving the commission to WP-ORG if you continue to Amazon through those links.  Just remember to come back to the link and search for each item you’re wanting to purchase so that the purchase will be correctly "tagged".

Amazon does not give any indication that the commission is coming to WP-ORG, but if you follow the directions above and go through the link for each purchase, rest assured that WP-ORG will get the commission.

Army Strong in 4th Straight Win

Army beats Arkansas State, 38-10: Carlton Jones ran for 187 yards and two touchdowns to lead resurgent Army to its fourth straight win, a 38-10 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday.  The Black Knights (4-6) had lost 11 straight before reeling off wins against Akron, Air Force and Massachusetts. It’s the first time Army has gone unbeaten in November since 1971. Army now heads into its annual game against Navy on Dec. 3 with a chance for its best record since 1996.

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Grads at INFORMS Conference

Dale Henderson and Warren Hearnes were some of the USMA grads who attended the annual Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
(INFORMS) conference in San Francisco in November.  Dale presented
an interactive session on his research into techniques for solving a
temperature estimation model.  Warren spoke, for the third consecutive year, on a panel advising
doctoral students who are planning to pursue a career in
industry.  USMA sent nine cadets to participate as well a number
of professors from the Department of Systems Engineering.

Army Wins 3rd in a Row!

Army Beats Mass, 34-27:  Zac Dahman completed 22 of 27 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead Army a 34-27 win over Massachusetts on Saturday, giving the Black Knights their first three-game winning streak since 1996.
The victory against the Division I-AA Minutemen (7-3) gave the Black
Knights (3-6) their first win at home this season and more victories
than they managed last year.

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Music Video to Watch

This was passed along to me and I thought it was a great video.  Terry Kelly, a Canadian singer-songwriter, wrote about an experience he had when a store held two minutes of silence for veterans.  Read the background and then watch the video.  It’s worth a few minutes of your time.

Army Beats Air Force, 27-24!

Army beat Air Force 27-24 in Colorado on 5 Nov.  It was an excellent game and the first Army victory at Air Force since 1977.  That’s two victories in a row for the Black Knights.  Carleton Jones ran for 146 yards and a touchdown, and Army stayed in contention for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy with a 27-24 victory over Air Force on Saturday.  It was Jones’ third 100-yard game this season for Army, which ended an eight-game losing streak against the Falcons and beat Air Force at the academy for the first time in 28 years.

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2005 Thayer Award speech

{mosimage}A steaming video of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Thayer Award acceptance speech can be viewed.  If you have difficulty playing the clip you can also read the speech.