Milne Alumni April Newsletter
April 15, 2010

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Need More News!
* Milne School Group on LinkedIn
* Recycled Lab Turns Green As He Puts Bite on Litter
* Sad News


Please be sure to send class-reunion updates and other Milne/personal news! Thanks! (See for an email link.)


Ann Marie Rudolph, Milne Class of 1975, has set up a Milne School Group on LinkedIn. LinkedIn provides an opportunity to develop a professional network of trusted contacts, which is advantageous to your career. Its mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. "When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments. You can then form enduring connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your network consists of your connections, your connections' connections, and the people they know, linking you to a vast number of qualified professionals and experts." (See for further information.)


Max, a 3 1/2-year-old Labrador retriever, puts a bite on litter and does his bit for recycling each morning when he takes his walk with his master, Class of 1963 Milne alumnus, Keith Sanderson. As they take their morning walk, the eager pooch scours the nearby shrubs, athletic fields, and green spaces of his hometown in search of cans and bottles. When he finds a can or a bottle, he dutifully picks up the offending piece of litter and brings it back to Keith.

According to Sanderson, Max will retrieve as many as 19 or 20 cans and bottles during a morning's walk. The litter is bagged and disposed of in a recycling receptacle.

Max was abandoned by his owners at a dog pound when he was six months of age. If he had not been saved from the pound, he would have been euthanized. His body would have been disposed at a landfill along with cans, bottle, and other debris that our throwaway society discards. However, instead of being discarded, Max was recycled (adopted) by Keith and Keith's wife Helen. Now Max leads a productive life.

Sanderson, who is an e-business strategic planner and writer, claims training Max to pick up cans and bottles was easy. He says, "Max learned to do his bit against litter in less than a day."

Needless to say, Max creates his share of attention when a passerby sees him search for, find, and retrieve a discarded can or bottle. In fact, Max is becoming such an icon that Sanderson's daughter Christine asked if Max could be a spokes-canine for her company Le Thrift.

Le Thrift is an online consignment and resale store. Christine says, "LeThrift 'retrieves' brand- and designer-name clothing and accessories and recycles them by offering them for sale on its web site, Max retrieves litter and recycles. We are both in the recycling business."

Keith resides in Deerfield, IL, with his wife Helen. They have two children, Christine, 36, and Mike, 31. When Keith isn't walking Max, he spends his days providing e-business and marketing consulting, writing, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors.


Bettie Lee CAROTHERS Clarke, Milne Class of 1949, passed away on March 12, 2010. Bettie was the sister of Joan CAROTHERS Murphine, Milne Class of 1952.

Carl Gustav EPPELMANN, Milne Class of 1956, passed away on March 16, 2010.

John Edward LANGWIG, Milne Class of 1941, passed away on April 4, 2010. John was the brother of Kenneth LANGWIG, Milne '43, and cousin of Russell LANGWIG, Milne '43. He is survived by his wife, Margaret KIRK Langwig, Milne '43.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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