Sunday, February 28, 2010

Betty Herrmann

Betty Herrmann died February 25, 2010.

From the obituary:

For many years Betty worked for Joe Herrmann’s, Inc. (Saf-T-Gas) and later served as secretary to the president of Saint Leo College. Betty was married to Stephen C. Herrmann in 1968. They lived in Atlanta, GA for 24 years before retiring to Blanton in 1991, where they grew citrus, owning and maintaining a tangerine grove. Betty was widowed in 2001. She was kind to animals and fed wild birds. Betty will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

I was at Tech during the time that they lived in Atlanta, and they were very kind to me and invited me to dinner multiple times, including at holidays like Easter when I couldn't get home. May they both rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Stephen Herrmann Scholarship Fund at Saint Leo University.
(How to make a gift.)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Curling and operations research

We've watched a good bit of curling during the Winter Olympics, and I keep thinking that one could apply operations research to make better decisions in a game.

Apparently I'm not the first: see the article by Kostuk and Willoughby on a long-running dispute in curling.

Bobby Cremins

Column by John Feinstein about Bobby Cremins.

"Bobby Cremins is still doing his thing at College of Charleston," The Washington Post, Sunday, February 21, 2010.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Everybody Dance Now

Karen and some friends danced in a charity variety show last weekend. The fundraiser was for the missions ministry of Houston's First Baptist Church.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Herrmann Building Dedication will be April 8, 2010

St. Leo will be naming its student mail center after Stephen Herrmann. The dedication will be April 8, 2010.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

End of the World Parody

Parody of local news and their the world is ending attitude about ultimately insignificant events - especially appropriate given the nonstop coverage of the (admittedly historic) blizzard. Plus it has music by the greatest American rock band ever.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Classic Elvis Presley

See this video of Elvis singing "Trying to Get to You" on a 1968 NBC special.