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Old 06-13-2018, 05:56 PM
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who vanished 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system, former colleagues said.

University system colleagues knew William Howard Hughes Jr. as a personable, brainy number cruncher for the system's vast health benefits program, the San Francisco

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said Hughes was charged with desertion and is being held at Travis Air Force Base in California. They said he was living under the name Barry O'Beirne.

Official records show that O'Beirne used Timothy as a middle name.

"This just floors me," Judy Boyette said, a San Francisco attorney who signed O'Beirne's consulting contracts when she ran human resources and benefits at UC more than a decade ago. Looking at a photo of her former colleague in custody, Boyette was stunned. "My gosh, that's Tim! Oh, my word. That is unbelievable. But that's him! Wow."

Boyette and other University of California system colleagues said they knew him as a cheerful health benefits actuary and consultant for Deloitte in San Francisco who was contracted to work in the office of the system's president during the mid-2000s.

They described him as smart, articulate, kind and very likable.

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"The thing I loved about him was that he could relate to everybody. Just a very nice personality," Boyette said.

Stephanie Rosh, a retired insurance manager at UC, worked with O'Beirne for years. She called him a leader and considered him a friend.

"He is very smart," she said. "Always had a wry sense of humor. Always joking." And when the staff was tired, "he might take the whole team out after work. A team player."

Neighbors in Daly City, California, also knew him as "Tim" and described him as a quiet man who kept to himself but was always pleasant and never left the house without wearing his San Francisco Giants cap.

Hughes was apprehended after a passport fraud investigation, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said.

He told authorities after his capture that he was depressed about being in the Air Force and decided to leave, saying he created a fake identity and lived in California since he vanished in 1983, according to the statement.

Hughes was involved in classified planning and analysis of NATO's control, command and communications surveillance systems during the Cold War. He specialized in radar surveillance.

A captain at Kirtland Air Force Base, Hughes was 33 and single when he vanished, according to news reports from the time of his disappearance.

It's unclear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
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Was reading an article on the loss of the tree canopy in Atlanta and saw this strange actuarial reference:

"The problem is the tree ordinance does not protect trees. Itís largely an actuarial chart that tabulates a fee developers must pay when trees are cut down"

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Jurassic World TLK not only mentioned an actuary, they said insurance actuary.
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Jurassic World TLK not only mentioned an actuary, they said insurance actuary.
My mom called me as she was leaving the theater to tell me this.
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Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but in the movie Class Action, auto executive, played by Fred Thompson, makes the statement that paying expected claims from lawsuits, as opposed to fixing a defect by recall, was less expensive, by simple actuarial analysis.
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The One-In-A-Million Boy.
At one point, someone accuses Quinn (the title boy's father) of being like the devil. He denies it, "I'm about as devilish as an actuary."
I'm not so sure that's a denial, Ms Marler.
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Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but in the movie Class Action, auto executive, played by Fred Thompson, makes the statement that paying expected claims from lawsuits, as opposed to fixing a defect by recall, was less expensive, by simple actuarial analysis.
That's what Ford thought about the Pinto, much to their peril.

Correctly guessing the amount that a class action lawsuit will cost you is trickier than it sounds.

But this is about actuarial sightings, so But it kind of makes actuaries look stupid and/or heartless, so
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That's what Ford thought about the Pinto, much to their peril.

Correctly guessing the amount that a class action lawsuit will cost you is trickier than it sounds.

But this is about actuarial sightings, so But it kind of makes actuaries look stupid and/or heartless, so
The person in the movie who did the calculation was actually referred to as the company risk manager, but admitted on the stand to being a bean counter.
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The person in the movie who did the calculation was actually referred to as the company risk manager, but admitted on the stand to being a bean counter.
Yeah, people get so confused about what we do.

I had a doctor's appointment earlier this week and my doc said something about how my job must be so draining / difficult talking to the families of people who had lost their loved ones.

I was like "Yeah I count dead people; I don't talk to their families."
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Sounds like he thought you were a mortuary.
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