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Fellow Inmate says Martha Stewart Getting “Kid-Gloves” Treatment

A pacifist nun serving time in West Virginia’s Alderson Prison says Westport’s Martha Stewart is getting “kid-gloves” treatment from prison guards and is very much in demand as a dining companion.

Details about Stewart’s doings at the prison were mentioned by Carol Gilbert in a letter to her attorney and reported by Denver’s Rocky Mountain News.

Gilbert is serving 33 months for her April 2003 conviction on one count each of felony sabotage and destruction of government property.

Stewart started a five-month sentence Oct. 8 at the same facility for lying to investigators about the circumstances of a now notorious 2001 stock sale.

Want to Stay Fit While You Sit? Kiwanis Speaker to Tell You How

If you’ve been meaning to exercise but somehow end up doing more sitting than working out, a speaker a Wednesday’s Westport Kiwanis Club luncheon might have the answer for you.

Dr. Patrick Guerin, D.C., a co-owner of Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture, will speak on the subject “Staying Fit While You Sit.” The 12:15 p.m. event will be held at the VFW Post, 465 Riverside Ave.

Guerin has serviced residents of Fairfield County for more than 15 years. Previously, while working as a sales representative for a major corporation, he developed debilitating back pain. After experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care, Guerin decided to pursue a career as a chiropractor.

He is a graduate of St. Johns University and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College in 1988. For more information, contact Kim Cooper at 259-4843.

Westport to Afghanistan and Iraq: Tyler Hicks Tells His Story

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Up close in Iraq.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tyler Hicks/New York Times photo
When he graduated from Westport’s Staples High School in 1988, Tyler Hicks had no idea he would be returning home 16 years later an accomplished photojournalist for The New York Times and with a new book featuring his work.

Hicks, 35, tells his story tonight at the Westport Public Library in a discussion about the book, “Histories and Mirrors: The Path of Conflict through Afghanistan and Iraq” (Umbrage Editions, $29.95). The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the McManus Room.

Hicks went through the Westport school system the old Hillspoint Elementary School, Long Lots Junior High, and then Staples. “I wasn’t a big student then,” he admits. “I wasn’t very applied and I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do.”

Westport Photojournalist Tyler Hicks Featured in Library Talk Monday

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Staples High School graduate Tyler Hicks, a photojournalist for The New York Times, returns to Westport Monday for a talk at the Westport Public Library about his new book, “Histories are Mirrors: The Path of Conflict through Afghanistan and Iraq.” The 7:30 p.m. event will include a visual presentation of some of his evocative and haunting photographs. He took this photo during the fall of Baghdad in 2003. Tyler Hicks/New York Times photo

Compo Covered

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Weather forecasters issued a wind advisory for the Westport area today as a low-pressure area moved northeastward off the coast. They said winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph can be expected into the afternoon. The winds pushed Long Island Sound waters at Compo Beach almost to the wall of Soundview Drive. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Richard Barnett for WestportNow.com