Archive for June, 2010

production Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

June 19, 2010

In 1982 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire created Spokesong, a musical production designed to educate the public about disability issues in the form of a delightful performance. Lisa incorporated a very skillful presentation by American Sign Language Interpreter to not only make it possible for the hearing impaired to enjoy the performance, but to demonstrate by example what can be done.

Lisa’s work has spanned the last 16 years working with such esteemed organizations as the Very Special Arts USA, Adaptive Environments Center in Boston, and Next Move Theater. She has served on the Mayor’s Commission on Handicapped Affairs for the City of Boston and received three successive scholarships to attend Jazz in July at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Lisa Thorson, for showing by example that you can make your dreams reality in spite of physical obstacles, and for paving the way for others who are physically challenged, we honor you with the Living Legacy Award.


red hot Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

June 19, 2010

Her Recipe for success:

· Take four drug addicts.
· Gently blend one cup of Compassion with two cups of Strict Discipline.
· Fold in six tablespoons of Vision.
Add a generous dash of Responsibility.
· Mix with three Valuable Skills and three tightly packed cups of Personal Accountability.
· Stir all ingredients vigorously, slowly adding Milk of Human Kindness, until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
· Bake at 300 degrees for four years, or until done to the touch.
· Generously ice with one “Red Hot” Mimi Silbert.
· Share this delicious Delancy Street Staff of Life with several thousand hungry people and watch them grow strong.
The Delancy Street Foundation, founded and directed by Master Chef Mimi Silbert, is the world’s most successful rehabilitation program for drug addicts and criminals.

Delancy Street is based on the principles of complete accountability, mastery of life and career skill, empowering everyone to learn, earn and lead. The rules are simple and strict.

The environment is like a large extended family and functions like one as well, with support, encouragement and love. Each resident learns three marketable skills, earns a high school equivalency, and participates in the “family” structure, helping other residents to master life’s skills.

Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire and her “student/teachers” daily prove that ‘losers’ can be winners when personal respect and knowledge are carefully blended and tended.

adversity 220.adv.0 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

June 12, 2010

Living her personal philosophy of improving the human condition through her work, is award winning film and television producer and writer, Dorothea Petrie.

Since 1979, Mrs. Petrie has produced outstanding dramatic specials and motion pictures for television. She has received Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, the AmadeUNESCO Award, the Humanitas Award, and many other prestigious awards recognizing her producing talents, as well as her writing abilities.

Her films, which have been praised for their integrity, conscience and humanness, are a personal reflection of Dorothea Petrie’s concern for the unique worth of the individual. All her films celebrate life and the victory of perseverance over adversity, even tragedy.

For Orphan Train, Dorothea Petrie received the “Best Original Story Written for Television” Award in 1979 from the Writers Guild and acknowledgment from Southern California Motion Picture Council along with the Christopher Award. Mrs. Petrie’s book of the same name was published and selected for the Reader’s Digest Book Club. This one film and book would have been enough to prove her dedication to the greatness of people, but Dorothea Petrie went on to positively touch the lives of millions more.

Her films, Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire, License to Kill, Picking Up The Pieces, Love is Never Silent and Foxfire have earned her more than recognition and awards, they have endeared her to the world. Many of Mrs. Petrie’s films are produced for Hallmark Hall of Fame Television Specials.

Her new film, Caroline, starring Dorothy McGuire and Patricia Neal, who are both at the 1990 Living Legacy Awards presentation, reaches out again to caress our hearts with love, kindness and understanding.

kennedy 002.ken.003 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

June 5, 2010

General Claudia was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Southwestern at Memphis and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1969 through the Women’s Army Corps. Her military education includes completion of the Women’s Army Corps Officer Basic Course, Military intelligence Officer Advanced Course, the Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program at the national Security Agency, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. She was confirmed by the Senate for promotion to Lieutenant General and Assigned to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff for intelligence as of May 21, 1997. Her promotion and swearing-in ceremony was June 17, 1997.

General Kennedy has held a variety of command and staff positions throughout her career. Key assignments include: Commander, 3d Operations Battalion, U.S. Army Field Station Augsburg, Germany; Commander, San Antonio Recruiting Battalion, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and Commander, 703d Military intelligence Brigade, Field Station Kunia, Hawaii.

Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire has served as Operations Officer, U.S. Army Field Station Augsburg, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; Staff Officer, Directorate of Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Washington, DC; the Director of Intelligence, G2, Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia, as Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca/Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Intelligence School at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC.

During her career, General Kennedy has received awards and decorations to include the Legion of Merit (three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters) and the Army Staff Identification Badge.