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The Getaway Guy MIKE OBRIEN

TOM MALLOY

ACTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, ENTREPRENEUR, COMEDIAN, DANCER AND PUBLIC SPEAKER


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Rochester Woman Online is proud to feature, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, dancer and public speaker; Tom Malloy on our “Men’s Edition” cover. You heard the saying “Jack of all trades”, well Tom is the Tom of “all trades”. Tom started acting when he was a kid and always knew this was what he wanted to do with his life. His acting career started out as Captain Hook in a 4th grade play. His first adult role which he considered as a major role achievement was co-starring with Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) in The Attic. Tom shares with us, “I love all aspects of what I do, and I keep grinding away, looking to achieve more. I will say, when I danced with Betty White in “Love-NDancing” it was pretty great! She’s a legend! Learning to live with rejection, which you face daily in this business, is the most challenging. I not only act, I write, produce and I sell movies. At times, I must be creative and change my approaches. Everything’s a process. There are a bunch of irons in the fire. It’s all about 223

communication with yourself. I said to myself over-and over again, I was going to be an actor and I was going to be in the movie business. I’ve now produced 15 films, starred in a bunch of films, written about 30 screenplays (out of those I’d say 24 were optioned, sold or made into films) and cofounded a film sales company (Glass House Distribution). I haven’t done

any job outside the film business in close to twenty years. The “crack high” of the movie business is being on set, shooting a film. There’s just an energy and excitement, that is indescribable. As for my least favorite part, I’d say the days where I don’t have anything going on. I notoriously work all the time (even when I’m out to play)

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I realized long ago the only time I’m stressed is when I am bored. I try to be grateful of everything I have, the good and the bad. The good is good. The bad is a way to learn and improve. So, I wouldn’t change a thing”. Tom’s latest film, #Screamers debuted in theaters in April 2018. The movie, a horror film, is about two guys who have built a business on the internet which offers scary videos to consumers. The storyline grabs you when the business men start finding out about the people that are submitting the videos. We definitely don’t want to ruin it for you so check it out! Tom is also the father of two children. His daughter Ella is 14 and his son Tyler is 12. Tom is grateful for his children. He lives a double life residing in Rochester but travelling frequently to LA. His record of travelling back and forth is 16 times in a year. Currently, Tom’s company has many films in development. He strives to become an A-list star and to be involved in producing huge films.


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“Everything’s a process. There are a bunch of irons in the fire. It’s all about communication with yourself. I said to myself over-and over again, I was going to be an actor and I was going to be in the movie business.”


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{ COVER STORY } “The “crack high” of the movie business is being on set, shooting a film. There’s just an energy and excitement, that is indescribable.”

At the end of the day, Tom enjoys being a father. The hardest part about his career is having to travel and be separated from his children. This motivated him to do some work locally in Rochester (4 films and a TV show). He spends all of his time when he is here with Ella and Tyler. He explains saying, “When I fly to LA or anywhere else (last year I was in Cannes, South Korea and Italy) I miss them. Even though I love what I do, and I love to fly (always leads

to new adventures) it’s always tough to be away”. SIDE BAR To m Ma l l oy h a s s t a r re d i n #Screamers(producer), Trauma Therapy, Shattered(producer), Hero of the Underworld (3 best actor awards) (producer), Fair Haven (producer), Ashley(producer), LoveN-Dancing(producer/writer), The Alphabet Killer(producer/writer), and The Attic (producer/writer). He currently is starring in the Amazon

Improv Comedy series Midtown which premiered at the LA Comedy Festival. He graduated from the prestigious Improv Olympic Training Center in LA. He is also a stand-up comedian who appeared at Caroline’s Comedy Club, The Broadway Comedy Club in NYC and The Funny Bone in Syracuse. Additionally, he is a highly experienced ballroom dancer, who trained under 12-time Swing Dance World Champion Robert Royston. Previously

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Seinfeld). His company is successful as he has the unique talent of being able to write the projects and secure the funding. He is the author of the best-selling book Bankroll (financing independent films) and with Jason Brubaker, the online film training platform www.filmmakingstuffhq. com. He also is the President and co-

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THE GETAWAY GUY! BY MIKE OBRIAN

During my 23 years of traveling around New York State with a TV camera, I developed a huge appreciation for what our state has to offer for great day-trip Getaways. With travel season now upon us, I’d like to share a few of my favorites for this time of year ! GO TO THE LIGHT!

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base of the gorge! You’ll experience the roar and up-close power of the mighty Niagara as you stroll along the boardwalk complete with viewing platforms. Getting There: Cross the Rainbow Bridge and head north along River Road, Niagara Parkway.

30 Mile Point Lighthouse is a gem found along the Seaway Trail by taking one of my favorite drives, the Lake Ontario State Parkway! Continue west to route 18, past apple orchards and fruit stands and eventually to Golden Hill State Park on Lower Lake Road in Barker, New York, Niagara County.

While you’re there, you’ve got to ride the Whirlpool Aero Car... another classic just up the road!

Man-made back in 1875, this family fun and affordable lighthouse Getaway is a great find an hour and a half out of Rochester. Guided tours are only $1 for adults, 50 cents for kids and under 5 are free. There is a $6 car entrance fee to the park. Inside the historical lighthouse, you’ll see the1st floor museum where the lighthouse keeper and his family lived long ago. On the 2nd floor a 3-bedroom cottage that you can rent out to spend the night!

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up the old winding staircase..... up inside the tower to the top of the lighthouse! What a view!!! This Getaway is a great stop on your way to Niagara Falls or Olcott Beach Carousel Park.

Tr a v e l Ti p : B o t h Getaways are on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, so bring your passport or enhanced driver’s license plus birth certificate for the kids.

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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE! That’s exactly what White Water Walk is all about at this Niagara Falls classic! Expect an up-close experience of the Niagara River’s Class 6 white-water rapids after your elevator ride to the

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Yes! One of my absolute favorite waterfall Getaways, Taughannock Falls. She drops 215 feet to the gorge below! This natural gem in Trumansburgh, N.Y. is best in Spring when the falling water is at its max. There are 2 ways to witness this wonder of the Finger Lakes. Look for the Falls Overlook sign as you travel down scenic route 89


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along Cayuga Lake’s west side. This is a free way to see the falls from a spectacular vantage point! Further on down Route 89 is the State Park Entrance with a $8 park entrance fee. Travel Tip: New York State residents 62 or older get free state park vehicle 235

entry on non-holiday weekdays! https://parks.ny.gov/parks/62/details.aspx Be sure to take home my favorite TV Getaways with both Volume I and Volume II Getaway Guy Travel

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CHARLES LEE ROBINSON, JR BY CHERYL KATES & KELLY BREUER I PHOTOS BY CHARLENE MANN PHOTOGRAPHY

Winter is about 7 months away. I’ve seen alot of women on social media sites, during that time, looking for a good book to read! Well, I have an answer! I can give you the name of an author, who has many good books from novels, poems to relational. He has written over 70 published books. His name is Charles Lee Robinson Jr.

disappointments, hard times and most of all his love for God! Where does he come up with the idea’s for his novels? His books are based on his own life’s experiences and all the things he’s had to face, good, bad and ugly. His goal is to help other people, by sharing his own life’s lessons and how

M r. R o b i n s o n is a native from Rochester,NY. He first started writing while in the third grade. It was his third grade teacher who encouraged him. His biggest inspiration was his mother and best friend, Elaine Denise Robinson. Growing up in Rochester wasn’t always easy. He had to make some life choices of either growing up in the streets or finishing high school and making a better life for himself. He talks about this in his book, ‘KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND KNOW YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE.’ His unique way of writing comes from his ups and downs with relationships, life’s heartaches, pains,

he overcame them. I have read many of his books including his book of poetry, ‘THE ANOINTED PEN’, that he wrote with his grandmother. It’s a compilation of Christian poetry that touches the heart.

When I asked him what his biggest obstacle was to get over, he told me it was his mom’s death. Being the oldest, he was very close to his mom, she was his rock and go to person in times of heartache and trouble. She was the one to help him through and give sound advice because she herself went through plenty of hardtimes too. The book, ‘BROKEN CHILD BROKEN WOMAN’, is a memoir of his mother’s life that she told just before she died. She finished it in 2011 and died in 2012. It was then that Mr. Robinson vowed he would get her book out for everyone to read and it was a promise he kept. He published the book January 6, 2016 on his mother’s birthday. He wasn’t stopping there. With hard work and dedication, it is now a play that has debuted in Winnfield, LA and Natchitoches, LA . Eventually, the play will be in every state. One day, it will be a movie! I was never much of a reader myself.

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{ MEN WHO INSPIRE } “His unique way of writing comes from his ups and downs with relationships, life’s heartaches, pains, disappointments, hard times and most of all his love for God! ”

(Even magazine articles have to capture my attention)! If it doesn’t capture me in the prologue or in the first five pages, it isn’t getting read. When I started reading Mr. Robinson’s books, I finished them in less than a day! That was a big deal for me! After 241

that I was hooked! So, if you’re looking for a good book to read, go to amazon.com and look up Charles Lee Robinson Jr. He has books on Kindle and books on Kindle Unlimited. They are great reads and

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3 THINGS TO REMEMBER BY THOMAS CORLETTA, ATTORNEY AT LAW

If You Are Stopped For DWI. Under New York law, the stop of a moving motor vehicle is a seizure subject to Constitutional limitations. According to People v. Robinson, a 2001 Court of Appeals decision in which the undersigned was attorney, police can stop your vehicle if there is probable cause to believe you committed any traffic violation, no matter how minor. Moreover, even if police are mistaken as to the law you have violated, if their mistake is objectively reasonable, the stop remains valid. Therefore, police have wide latitude to stop a vehicle for traffic violations. Such stops often l e a d t o DW I arrests. Further, 38 states also conduct sobriety checkpoints to stop vehicles in an attempt to promote highway safety. Sobriety checkpoints however, since they are suspicionless stops, are subject to special rules to avoid arbitrary police intrusions. Before being stopped by police, you should be aware of your rights. 243

DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS If the officer believes you are operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will ask numerous questions about where you’ve been and if you’ve been drinking. You do not have to answer these questions. You should be polite and remain calm. This will probably occur while you are still in your car. At that point, there is

no requirement the officer “read you your rights”, as many believe. Police may ask if you have consumed alcohol or drugs prior to driving. They may also ask where you are coming from and where you are going. You are not legally obligated to answer. Politely tell the officer you will not answer any questions without an

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attorney present. Ask to contact an attorney. Note the time you make this request. Ask to speak to the attorney privately. If you are able to reach an attorney, be careful what you say if the officer remains present or nearby. They are listening. The officer must allow you to contact an attorney for advice. The officer must respect your right to remain silent. F I E L D SOBRIETY TESTS If the officer believes you are intoxicated, they will ask you to take field sobriety tests. You are not required to take them. These tests are subjectively based, and designed to set you up for failure. There are no witnesses other than you and the officer. Videotaping can occur, but is not required. The officer “scores” the tests. Refusing to take field sobriety tests carries no license sanction, but can be used against you at trial as so-called “consciousness of guilt”. In New York, you are required to take a breath or blood test. New York’s “implied consent” law states you must


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“Without probable cause, consent, or plain view, the officer must get a search warrant. If they don’t, you can move to suppress any evidence seized.”

submit to a chemical test if a police officer has reasonable cause to believe you are operating while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Chemical tests testing blood, breath, urine, or saliva are used. Refusal to submit can result in a separate license revocation. Understand Probable Cause & Search and Seizure Police may not perform a physical search of you, your passengers, or your vehicle without probable cause to believe they will find evidence related

to a crime. Police however, may search your person and the immediate area after a valid arrest.

or plain view, the officer must get a search warrant. If they don’t, you can move to suppress any evidence seized.

If the officer sees drugs, alcohol, or related paraphernalia in plain view during a valid traffic stop, they can search your vehicle, and/or seize the contraband. Further, if the stop is valid and you consent to a search, the search is valid. You should not consent.

For legal advice, contact Thomas A Corletta, Attorney at Law. Mr. Corletta has nearly 40 years experience defending those accused of alcoholrelated offenses. He has argued DWI cases at every level of the Court system, including the State’s highest Court. He can be contacted at 585-546-5072 or at Corletta@eznet.net, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

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SEAN MCLEOD BY TAMARA REESE

World class musicians join Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival Founder Sean McLeod on July 13th 2019 at the Equal Rights Heritage Center for the annual historical event which is now in it’s fourth year. It celebrates what it means to be free. The Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival is poised to be the next Global Citizens Festival. Created by McLeod who is a great deal of things that makes him awesome such as an father, creator, executive producer, director, composer, choreographer, award winning business man, mentor, consultant, artistic ambassador and more. As if that isn’t enough to define his achievements and success. What drove me to write this article of my fellow Media Unit Alum who learned from one of the same mentors as me Walt Shepperd is that Sean McLeod being an accomplished African American male providing a platform to uphold the iconic legacy of one of the most powerful woman figures in American history Harriet Tubman. He is honoring Harriet Tubman through music. The soundtrack that he composed in her memory will be the foundation of The Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival. McLeod always had family and artistic ties to the Tubman legacy. As a youth he and his father would visit the Harriet Tubman home in Auburn, which gave him a early appreciation of what she 249

has meant to the African American and overall American culture. Also producing highly great reviewed stage performances about her life. While Interviewing Sean he revealed that the McLeod family were the last to live in the Harriet Tubman home in the 1920’s. The more we spoke about his family and artistic bonds with Harriet Tubman and the Harriet Tubman home it became more clear it was destiny for Sean to create such a powerful event. When asked what was some feedback

he has gotten over the years from people who attend the Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival Sean stated people give overwhelmingly great feedback such as they want to come back, or sponsor or perform and spread the word. Sean McLeod is the leader of a movement that is showcases diversity and women empowerment. He is a champion of the underserved as Harriet Tubman was. Sean realizes as Tubman did that we all just want to be free. Performances, Award

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ceremonies, food, vendors, fun, networking will all take part of this amazing Festival. Overall the feeling of freedom, unity , and acknowledgement to the history and rebrand of Harriet Tubman who is a global icon will have anyone who attends feeling they went to an festival that had a purpose. McLeod was the first man I ever asked what does women empowerment mean to him. His answer was remarkable deep and needed. Sean explained “ women empowerment is never having to say women empowerment. W o m e n Empowerment would be when women are seen as equal with failures and success, do the work and ensure the outcome”. Some advice Sean has for anyone wanting to create an festival in the honor of an iconic pubic figure is to honor them by being selfless. Remember it’s by you, but not about you. This Festival he created is all about Harriet Tu b m a n a n d celebrating freedom . Sean makes that very clear as he does in a song he wrote in her memory. Some lyrics state “ Come on Harriet , hurry up! You about to change the world”. That she did and Sean is changing the world too! For more info on the Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival please visit harriettubmanmusicfestival.com


{ VISIONARY MINDS } “Sean McLeod being an accomplished African American male providing a platform to uphold the iconic legacy of one of the most powerful woman figures in American history, Harriet Tubman.”

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GOOD ORAL HYGIENE BY DR. SAM KHALIL I PHOTOS BY CHRIS CONLON

Ensuring good oral hygiene could help to prevent stroke. This was what scientists proposed after finding DNA traces of oral bacteria in samples of blood clots that had caused strokes.

took from the same patients.

streptococci in acute ischemic stroke.

The team reports the findings in a recent Journal of the American Heart Associationstudy.

New research suggests that good oral hygiene may protect against stroke. Researchers from Tampere University in Finland analyzed clot samples from 75 people who received emergency treatment for ischemic stroke when they attended Tampere University Hospital’s Acute Stroke Unit.

Larger picture implicates bacteria in clots The study forms part of a large investigation that Tampere University has been conducting for around 10 years on the role of bacteria in cardiovascular diseases.

A stroke is when the brain suddenly experiences a disruption to its blood supply. This starves cells of essential oxygen and nutrients and can result in tissue damage and loss of function in the brain.

According to figures from the World Stroke Organization, around 1 in 6 people worldwide will likely experience a stroke in their lifetime.

The patients had undergone thrombectomies. These procedures remove blood clots by means of catheters conducted through arteries. The catheters can deploy stent retrievers and aspirators to reduce or remove the clot. When they analyzed blood clots sampled in this way, the researchers found that 79% of them bore DNA from common oral bacteria. Most of the bacteria were of the Streptococcus mitis type, which belong to a group that scientists call viridans streptococci. The levels of the oral bacteria were much higher in the blood clot samples than they were in other samples that surgeons 251

The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which occurs when a blood clot reduces the blood supply in an artery that feeds the brain.

This investigation has already found that blood clots that have caused heart attacks, brain aneurysms, and thromboses in leg veins and arteries, contain oral bacteria, particularly viridans streptococci. It has also shown that these bacteria can cause infective endocarditis, a type of heart infection. The researchers believe that the new study is the first to implicate viridans

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One of the leading causes of stroke is a condition called atherosclerosis in which plaques form in the walls of arteries and cause them to narrow and harden over time. The plaques are deposits of cellular waste, fat, cholesterol, and other materials. Depending on where the plaques form, atherosclerosis can raise the risk of heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, and peripheral artery disease. However, plaques can also lose bits into


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{ WORD OF MOUTH } “According to figures from the World Stroke Organization, around 1 in 6 people worldwide will likely experience a stroke in their lifetime.”

the bloodstream, or attract clots. If such an event affects an artery supplying blood to the brain, it can trigger an ischemic stroke.

Oral bacteria: Cause of stroke or ‘bystander?’ In discussing the implication of the results, the authors note that streptococci bacteria from the mouth can cause serious infection, such as of the heart valves, when they enter the circulation. There is also evidence that bacteria can 253

activate blood platelets directly. Could this be a possible route to increasing stroke risk?

that oral bacteria are involved, it is still unclear whether they cause strokes or whether “their role is solely as bystander.”

“Activated platelets” trigger cells that promote atherosclerosis and “speed up the development of atherothrombotic lesions,” they write.

In the meantime, they suggest that: “Regular dental care should be emphasized in the primary prevention of [acute ischemic stroke].”

“Bacterial surface proteins of S. mitis,” they add, “can directly bind to various platelet receptors.” In regard to the recent findings, the researchers note that while they show

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RWO's 2019 Mens Special Edition  

June wouldn't be complete without our annual Rochester MEN'S edition of Rochester Woman Online. This time, we are featuring a "Tom" of all t...