Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nurse kicks tweeders' asses in Courier poll

From the Queens Courier:

More than 3,000 readers cast their vote online for The Courier Person of the Year, and St. Francis Preparatory School nurse Mary Pappas emerged as the winner, receiving nearly 67 percent of the votes cast.

Pappas was thrust into the national and even international spotlight last April when she spotted what turned out to be the first swine flu, or H1N1, case in New York at the Fresh Meadows school.

Pappas beat out Jorge Munoz, a CNN Heroes Award finalist who cooks and brings meals to day laborers in Jackson Height; Rachel Guzy, the quick-thinking hero camp counselor who saved kids when a bus went spiraling out of control; Michael Bloomberg, who won a third term as Mayor of New York City; and John Liu, the first Asian-American elected to citywide office as City Comptroller.


Anonymous said...

Good for her.Someone who is more than competent at her job desrves the kudos!

Anonymous said...

Unforch, the Trib did not poll its readers when it selected John Liu as its person of the year.

Anonymous said...

Can someone post a link to a definition of "tweeder" or "tweeding"? Not sure what this refers to, and cannot find it on the web. William Marcy Tweed? Tweed fabric? It's a bit too inside, I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

the reference is big bad
Boss Tweed
of Tammany Hall fame

wow, some idiot who aids and abets illegal immigration got an award from CNN?
He is feeding the day laborers in Jackson Heights, that means Woodside, ie Harts Playground

Anonymous said...

actually it should be Robert Moses that is deified since he destroyed so many wonderful neighborhoods in NYC

at least Tweed did some good for the unemployed and orphans

Anonymous said...

according to the former Martins Field press release, John Liu also brought the community surrounding the 1840 cholera and smallpox victims burial ground together "on racial lines". liu to the rescue again in Flushing.

google :everett p. martin