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Cliff’s Notes for January 1, 2012

Cliff Marsh, Henry Schein ……Cell: 201-321-7494……Fax: 201-262-2210…..E-mail:


The reason we do what we do, is so that we can to do what we want to do, when we want to do it!

It’s a tongue twister, but working as a team and making informed decisions, will get us there.




“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”

Abraham Lincoln


This Week’s Feature on the Cliff’s Notes Channel

 “The Story of Butch O’Hare & The Congressional Medal of Honor”


“The Twisted File”



In This Week’s Issue

  • Total Health – Log-On Now!
  • Product Review – Medelita Fashions!
  • Commentary for the New Year…Easy Eddie did Good!


Total Health & Beyond – The Sleep Complete Program……………………………………….

Log On Now!


Product Review – Medelita Fashions for the Dental Office……………………………………………….

Henry Schein understands that a professional presentation of office personnel is essential in building patient confidence. Pages #931 – #951 of our 2011-2012 catalog features some of the most current & flattering apparel for the fashion conscious healthcare professional. Enjoy the shopping!

Nurse Mates – Jockey – Grey’s Anatomy – NRG – Landau – Fashion Seal – Meta & Denline

And Our Featured Fashion Line – Medelita

Click here for the Store Tour:


 Elsie G. Women’s Lab Coat by Medelita

The most flattering dental lab coat available. OSHA compliant, cuffed sleeves, and an optional closure at the neck. Feminine waist detail, pleated…

 Fauchard Men’s Dental Lab Coat by Medelita

Medelita Men’s is proud to introduce a true men’s dental lab coat. Adhering to OSHA policy with rib cuffed sleeves and optional closure to the neck…

Sunday January 1, 2012………………………………………………………………………….

Sometimes you just got to do the right thing. At this time of year I enjoy re-reading to touching stories that have a common interest. Both men did the right thing in a world that had gone wrong. I hope you enjoy.

Story #1

Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn’t famous
for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in
everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was Capone’s lawyer for a
good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal
maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the
money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his
family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the
conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire
Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him. Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly.

Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good
education. Nothing was withheld.  Price was no object. And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong.  Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn’t
give his son; he couldn’t pass on a good name or a good example.

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to
 rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al
“Scarface” Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some
semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The
Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie’s life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely
Chicago Street.  But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift
he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine. The poem read.

The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.”


World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander
Butch O’Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the
South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne,
he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top
off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward
the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn’t reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. 

There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.
Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation
of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber’s blazed as he charged in,
attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and
out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip
a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly. Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O’Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return.
The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed
the extent of Butch’s daring attempt to protect his fleet.  He had,
in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft.

This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action Butch became
the Navy’s first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the
Congressional Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His home
town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today,
O’Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O’Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch’s memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It’s located between Terminals 1 & 2.



Butch O’Hare was Easy Eddie’s Son…….True Story!



From my family to yours, have a warm, safe and peaceful New Year!………………………….

Cliff Marsh

Henry Schein Dental

P.O. Box 663 / 45 Rt. 46 East, Suite 605

Pine Brook, NJ 07058

Cell: 201-321-7494

Fax: 201-262-2210




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