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StyleSheet for use when a translation requires any css style changes.
This StyleSheet can be used directly by languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean which need larger font sizes.
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/* Fixes a feature in Firefox where print preview displays the noscript content */
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To get started with this blank TiddlyWiki, you'll need to modify the following tiddlers:
* SiteTitle & SiteSubtitle: The title and subtitle of the site, as shown above (after saving, they will also appear in the browser title bar)
* MainMenu: The menu (usually on the left)
* DefaultTiddlers: Contains the names of the tiddlers that you want to appear when the TiddlyWiki is opened
You'll also need to enter your username for signing your edits: <<option txtUserName>>
These InterfaceOptions for customising TiddlyWiki are saved in your browser

Your username for signing your edits. Write it as a WikiWord (eg JoeBloggs)

<<option txtUserName>>
<<option chkSaveBackups>> SaveBackups
<<option chkAutoSave>> AutoSave
<<option chkRegExpSearch>> RegExpSearch
<<option chkCaseSensitiveSearch>> CaseSensitiveSearch
<<option chkAnimate>> EnableAnimations

Also see AdvancedOptions
Date: January 25, 2007
From: Alicia Herrera
City/State: Las Vegas, NV

The heart aches knowing your physical being is gone, but the spirit rejoices when one thinks of the amiability you shared as a friend. May you rest in peace in the presence of the Lord. What a wonderful mind you possessed, And how great the many accomplishments you attained. What a joyful personality you displayed, And how bright was the smile you expressed. What enthusiasm for learning you maintained, And how diligent of a Spanish student you became. Unique beings like you are a gift to this world, you will live in our thoughts. Hasta Luego Buen Amigo.
Date: January 24, 2007
From: Andrew Dixon
City/State: Las Vegas, Nevada

I only knew Sean for a short while while he was at Beckley Singleton. Even in that short time, however, I came to know Sean as a very respectful person who had a positive attitude and a love for life. My condolences and prayers are with his family.
   	January 23, 2007
	My condolences to the family. I was a classmate of Sean's at Cretin and will keep him in my thoughts.
   	Brent Coatney (Mendota Heights, MN )
Date: January 24, 2007
From: Brian Florence
City/State: Phoenix, AZ

Always a great man and a great friend whose legacy will live on forever. Sleep well my friend. Tamara, Cullen and Courtney, may the Lord comfort you in this troubled time. My tears and prayers are with you. Love Brian
Date: January 23, 2007
From: Carol Loeffelholz
City/State: Sioux Falls, SD

We`ll always be thankful for the wonderful times we experienced on the St. Viator school trips to Carson City and Washington, DC.
Date: January 23, 2007
From: Caryl and Jim Hepker
City/State: Las Vegas

Tamara, Cullen and Courtney, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the good memories bring you comfort and may your faith bring you peace. Deepest Sympathy, Caryl and Jim Hepker
Sean made the list of [[Notable Nevadans]] of 2007.   
Date: January 23, 2007
From: Connie Bombard
City/State: Henderson

Tamera, Courtney& Cullen, I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. If there is anything I can do for you all please know I am always here for you and I love you very much!! my prayers are with you always. Bless this man who loved you all so very much. He made an amazing impact in this world and his legacy will live on with you Cullen and Courtney and I know he will always be watching over you. God Bless the McGowen Family. All my prayers, Connie Bombard
Date: January 29, 2007
From: Dan McGowan
City/State: St. Paul, Mn

Take care, Big Lloyd, until we meet again.
   	January 25, 2007
	My sincere condolences to the McGowan family. I will continue to cherish the memories of Sean, my friend and classmate in Appleton.
   	David Boraas (St. Louis Park, MN )
 Date: February 11, 2007
From: Ed Fasulo
City/State: San Diego, ca

My sincere condolences to Sean`s Family. I just today heard about Sean`s passing, as I don`t live in Vegas any longer. Sean assisted and submitted my first Gaming license to the NGCB, back in 1987. I became very fond of Sean and we shared a freindly and cordial relationship for several years. He was a good person and very good at his job. Please realise that he leaves a fond legacy, which is really all any of us can do. All my best thoughts to Sean`s Family. Ed
Date: January 29, 2007
From: Ellie Simcoe
City/State: Westborough, MA

Many note the anthusiasm Sean showed for many things as an adult. I can confirm that he had the same joy in life as a child. I remember him best as a happy two and three year old, always with a smile as he greeted new challenges. Later, I enjoyed watching him play basketball at Cretin High School in St. Paul. He added happiness to many family memories. Ellie McGowan Simcoe
Fr Bill's poem to Sean at the Funeral:
''The Final Flight''

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one' touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Author: Unknown
Wednesday night at O'Gara's two seemingly "older" gentlemen came in to watch the Gopher game on the Big Ten Network, (right after you were there, Mooch!) one of whom I had seen before, the other not.  After awhile and a few cool ones later, the one I had not seen before asked me "You're a McGowan aren't you?"  He said that he was in the Cretin Class of 1970 with Sean, had spent most of the time since then in the San Francisco Bay area, and had heard through some of the boys that Sean had passed away, and was quite saddened and shocked when he heard.  He said, as most of Sean's old friends do, "He was just an all-around great guy."  He (his name escapes me -- as I said earlier, that part of my brain cells were likely killed by all the second-hand smoke I inhaled at O'Gara's in the first 22 years of my employment there when smoking was still allowed) said that he had tried to get ahold of Sean when Sean was living in Carson City and he was in Reno on a business trip, but they weren't able to connect because of scheduling conflicts, but said Sean made a great impression upon him in their high school years....So they still ask about Sean, and always with great sadness that he is no longer with us.  -- DPM
Date: January 25, 2007
From: Jim Craft
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona

In 1970, Sean and I were both UofA freshmen living in Yavapai Dorm. He was the kid from Appleton often heading out the door to play hoops or tennis. I`ll most remember his wry and perceptive humor. It was our good fortune to know him.
Good Morning. My name is Jim Drago. 

I have been Sean McGowan’s friend for more than 36 years. Of all the things I have been called in my life (and believe me the list is a long one and not all of them would be appropriate here today), there are few that I am prouder of or more honored to be called than Sean McGowan’s good friend.  

From our initial encounter as freshmen at the U of A in August 1970, Sean and I hit if off. Over the years we shared many experiences, most of them good and a few of them sad. None, sadder than today. But instead of mourning, I know that Sean would want all of us to celebrate his life and cherish the time that we shared with him.  

Sean’s life was a treasure trove of funny stories. He lived life to the fullest. and I could go on for hours with stories about Sean but I can hear him telling me to be quiet and sit down.   

When we were in college, Sean decided that he needed a way to get around Tucson so he purchased a used motorcycle. He rode that motorcycle everywhere. One of his favorite pastimes was to ride the bike up Mt. Lemon outside Tucson. The bike had been giving him trouble and was in dire need of repairs. Sean, however, was not interested in paying for such work so when the bike gave out on Mt. Lemon, he abandoned on the side of the road and hitchhiked back to campus. 

I saw him later that day and asked what he planned to do. He said he would wait a couple days and then he would drive up to Mt. Lemon to check on the bike. A week passed and went back up the mountain only to find that the bike was gone. The bike hasd been stolen.  

I asked Sean if he wanted to file a police report. He said that wasn’t necessary. He said the thieves had been punished enough because now that piece of junk was their problem. 

As many of you know Sean learned Hebrew and lived on a kibbutz in the Negev Desert in Israel following his graduation from the U of A. But this was not Sean’s first endeavor into broadening his understanding of other religions. During the summer of our sophomore year in college, Sean took a job selling religious books to Southern Baptists in Albany, Georgia in the heart of the Bible Belt. As the summer was ending, Sean decided to come visit me in New York City and take in a couple Yankee and New York Mets baseball games.  

He gave me the date for his arrival and I waited anxiously for his call to pick him up at the airport, train station or bus terminal. Instead, an 18- wheeler pulled up in front of my family’s home in Queens at 10 p.m. and out jumped Sean. He decided he could save some money by hitchhiking to New York and was picked up by a moving van.  I asked what the trip cost. He said nothing, except he had to help unload furniture at two houses.  

Sean had a heart of gold and really was a romantic at heart. Long after our school days and firmly established as an attorney here in Nevada, Sean and I had an opportunity to get together with a few of our old college friends including Jim Craft.  Jim Craft or Crafty as we all called him, was a successful attorney in Washington D.C. While Sean and rest of us had more Democratic and liberal political leanings, Crafty was a button-downed, rock-ribbed Republican. Cautious to a fault, Crafty was forever analyzing the proper course of action especially when it came to his female friends.  

Crafty told us that he had met this very nice woman named Dawn who was a school teacher in the D.C. area and that he was very taken with her. He wanted to let her know he was thinking of her while he was in Nevada, but was unsure just how to do it. Step in Sean to the rescue. Sean suggested that Crafty send Dawn some flowers from Nevada.   

Crafty being forever cautious thought it was a good idea but was undecided about what type and how many flowers he should send, fearful of conveying the wrong message. Crafty suggested two roses and Sean told him that Crafty would look cheap and uninterested. Sean suggested a dozen red roses, but Crafty responded that 12 red roses would surely suggest marriage. Sean being the great negotiator he was suggested a dozen red and white roses to demonstrate sufficient interest but not a walk down the aisle. Sufficiently reassured, Sean then dialed the phone to FTD so Crafty could place the order.  

A couple weeks later Sean called me and told me that Crafty and Dawn were engaged.  

Sean and I shared a deep passion for Arizona basketball. Over the years, we would anxiously follow each Arizona game. When Arizona would make its annual trip to the NCAA tournament, Sean and I would pool our money and place a wager on the game.  

But Sean insisted that we not wager on Arizona. He said that would surely doom their chances. Instead, we would wager on the UofA’s opponent.  I thought why we would do that. Either way I’d be rooting against myself. Sean persisted. He said by doing it his way if Arizona won, we would be happy.  If the U of A lost or failed to cover the spread, we could always lick our wounds with our winnings. What an argument! It was so stupid it made sense.  So for the last 20 years that what we did.  

In closing, I am reminded about something my Dad told me when my mother died while I was in college. He said the greatest legacy a person could leave is the positive influence that they had on the people they touched throughout their life.  I’d say Sean’s report card is an A- plus. 

God Bless you Sean, my good friend. 
Date: January 25, 2007
From: Joe Maglaras
City/State: Las Vegas

I would just like to say that my prayers are with the whole McGowan family and I wish that I could have gotten to get to know him better then I did, but the time I did spend with him coaching me on the basketball court was some of the most fun I`ve had playing basketball. And I feel lucky that I have the chance to say that I knew him.
Date: January 23, 2007
From: Joe & Arline Wetter
City/State: Camarillo, CA

Sean was a good man with a good heart. I`ll never be able to thank him enough for how he helped my mother when she was a victim of scam artists that preyed on the elderly. He will be missed by his extended family as numerous as they are. I`m sure his Aunts Kay, Lucille, Eleanor, Uncle Henry and cousins Jim Nolan, Mark and Steve Hollenhorst of the Nolan clan that preceded him there will welcome him to the pearly gates.
Date: January 23, 2007
From: John C. Giomi
City/State: La Quinta, CA

Sean was a wonderful friend since I met him on his first day of law school. We laughed about that day so many times. I told him about the job in Fallon and watched him become a Nevadan, a husband, and a father. I enjoyed the occassions that we were toghether with his kids and his interaction with them and with mine. I will always remember and love you Sean. You were a good man.
Date: January 23, 2007
From: Judy and Harold Kessler
City/State: Silver Spring, Maryland

Condelences fo the McGowan family. From the obituary, it is clear that Sean was a special man, and he will be missed. Judy and Harold Kessler
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Date: January 23, 2007
From: Marty McGowan (III)
City/State: Cranford, NJ

In behalf of me and my wife, Pat, we were fortunate to share Sean`s "going west". Sharing his law school graduation, his driving through Colorado Springs at Christmas, a visit to his law clerking in Fallon, NV. Pat says that for all the distance between us, we never felt that far apart. And for me, the treats were his recent visits with Cullen, then Courtney to "the Big Apple". Just this past summer, being able to witness the awe in Courtney at her first sight of the Statue of Liberty. Sean was a gift to his family, to anyone he shared moments with.
Date: January 24, 2007
From: Mary Bayly Nebe
City/State: Tucson, AZ

I remember going to see Sean play basketball at the U of A in the 1970`s. He was a great role model for his cousins and will be greatly missed.
Date: January 23, 2007
From: Mary Kay and Jim Myers
City/State: Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

My early memories of Sean are at Pelican Lake at the family reunions. Really got to know Sean when he was at the University of Arizona and used to come to our home for Thanksgiving. After that time we seemed to always keep in contact even if it was a Christmas card. A couple of years ago Sean e mailed he was planning a trip to the Northwest and hoped we could connect. Sadly that did not happen. Sean will be missed. Mary Kay Myers
Date: January 23, 2007
From: Mary and Chris Haines
City/State: Trabuco Canyon, CA

We will miss Sean! Thinking of his family and offering prayers to Cullen and Courtney. You always made your dad proud. We know you will continue to do so. You are greatkids. Love and Blessings, Chris and Mary Haines, Molly, Meg, Emily and Billy
Select a name to read their testimonial; these are tallied by home state on the "tags" at the right:

Date: January 23, 2007Date: January 23, 2007
From: Michael Majewski
City/State: North Las Vegas

Peace be the journey ole friend.
   	January 26, 2007
	We remember Sean when he went to the University of Arizona. My sister and I both had a crush on him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
   	Nora Slawik (Maplewood, MN )
From Vince in Las Vegas -- 12/30/07

Thought you would want to know, Sean made the list in the Las Vegas Review-Journal of Notable Nevadans who died in 2007:

Source: [[Gmail - [mcsibl] Notable Nevadans - marty.mcgowan@gmail.com|h
ReviewJournal Obituary
'Date: January 23, 2007
From: Pamela Dittmar
City/State: las vegas

Sean was an intelligent, professional, dedicated and a sweet man. He will be missed tremendously here at the City of NLV. God Bless his wonderful children and his family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Date: January 24, 2007
From: Patricia Snyder
City/State: Las Vegas

Dear Tamara, Cullen and Courtney, John, Matthew, Mark and I send our deepest sympathy to you and Sean`s family. We thank God for your family, your friendship, and for being such a special part of our "extended family". Sean was a blessing to many. He was a wonderful father and was blessed to have you, Tamara, at his side in sickness and in health. He was a well-educated, well-travelled, fun loving, caring, good person, who never gave up hope and always had a smile on his face. Cullen and Courtney were the joys of his life and he showed them how to live life to the fullest. He told me he admired Pope John Paul II, and enjoyed reading about his life and faith. Now, Sean and John Paul II are enjoying being in the presence of God and Sean is free from his physical pain. All of you have wonderful memories and in this time of deep sorrow there is also deep joy, knowing that he felt your love and you felt his love and that love, with God`s grace, will heal your saddened, broken hearts. God Bless You. Patricia Snyder
Date: January 24, 2007
From: Pauline Zibley Whelan
City/State: St. Paul, MN

My sincere condolences to the entire McGowan family. I met Sean when his family moved to St. Paul and considered him my friend through grade school and high school. He was always destined for greatness with his keen intellect and wry sense of humor. Although I had not seen him for many, many years, it is clear through these messages that he lived a full and wonderful life. We are all better people for having known him.
Date: January 26, 2007
From: Peter Seagle
City/State: West Bloomfield, MI

I, too, met Sean while living in Yavapai in 1970. Mimi and I shared many happy moments with him through the years -- most recently a couple of weeks ago. We feel blessed to have been his friends. He will remain with us in spirit forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tamara, Cullen, Courtney and the entire McGowan clan.
Sean's ashes are being released at sunset in San Diego,  Tuesday, July 17, 2007, with the family present:

Here's the prayer:


 //Release of Sean’s Ashes to the Sea July 17, 2007// 

''In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ we commend to almighty God, our Husband, Father, Brother and Friend, Sean Terrance ~McGowan and we commit his earthy remains to the sea.  The Lord bless him and keep him, the Lord make his face to shine upon him and be gracious to him. The Lord lift up his life and give him peace.

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord And let perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.


[[Link:| http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=sean-mcgowan&pid=142070210]]
SEAN MCGOWAN Sean T. ~McGowan, 54, of Henderson, died Jan. 22, 2007, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas after a courageous 13 month battle with mantle cell lymphoma. He was born Aug. 19, 1952, in Appleton, Minn., attended high school in St. Paul, Minn., graduated from the University of Arizona in 1974 and its law school in 1978. He spent his entire professional career in various legal positions in Nevada and Arizona including a judicial clerkship in Fallon; as a deputy attorney general in both Carson City and Las Vegas including a stint as counsel to the State Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission; as a corporate counsel to Del Webb Corporation in both Las Vegas and Phoenix; several positions with various prominent Las Vegas law firms; and became North Las Vegas City Attorney in 1999, a position he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the Nevada and Arizona Bar Associations and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He served as a member of the Clark County Board of Equalization and the Advisory Task Force Reunified Development Code. He was a member of the Clark County Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and throughout his legal career, he helped mentor many new attorneys. A loving, caring and supportive father, he coached baseball, basketball and soccer for both his children and attended all of their sports activities. He was passionate about all sports and in particular for University of Arizona where he played basketball for one year. Baseball and travel being additional passions, he visited numerous major league baseball stadiums while on trips through 49 states and several foreign countries, including one year in Israel on a kibbutz where he learned to speak Hebrew. Lately, he was an avid student of Spanish and he helped start the Spanish program at St. Viator School. One of his goals was to dream in Spanish. He loved the Pacific Ocean and spent many weekends on the beach in San Diego. He was active in the Boy Scouts and served as a merit badge advisor. He is survived by a son, Cullen; daughter, Courtney; and former wife, Tamara Bybee-McGowan, all of Henderson; his parents, Martin and Elizabeth McGowan of St. Paul, Minn.; six brothers, Martin III (Pat) of Cranford, N.J., Dan (Pam) of St. Paul, Vince (Teresa) of Eagan, Minn., Kevin of Eden Prairie, Minn., Brendan of St. Paul, and Michael (Joy) of Eagan, Minn.; two sisters, Margaret McGowan of Honolulu, and Maureen (Paul) Sinkler of Chanhassen, Minn.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, at 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at St. Viator Catholic Church, 2461 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas. Memorials are preferred to Nevada Cancer Institute, St. Viator Catholic Parish and School, and the children's education fund being establish at Bank of America.
[[link to Las Vegas Review Journal article|http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Jan-23-Tue-2007/news/12133088.html]]
Jan. 23, 2007
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal

NLV city attorney McGowan, 54, dies

He also served as a deputy attorney general


Sean T. McGowan, North Las Vegas city attorney and a former Nevada deputy attorney general, died Monday after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 54.

The Minnesota native graduated in 1978 from law school at the University of Arizona. His nearly 30-year professional career included serving as Nevada's deputy attorney general from 1980 to 1984. He worked as a senior attorney for the Del Webb Corporation and had a private law practice in Las Vegas before accepting a position as North Las Vegas's city attorney in early 2000.

"We were very fortunate to get Sean," said North Las Vegas Mayor Michael Montandon, who had become a friend of McGowan's. "You rarely get the opportunity to get someone in this position who is a partner-level attorney, who is willing to take a new tack in life, get out of the dog-eat-dog world and become a public servant for a while."

Montandon said McGowan was a hard worker, even while undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

"Everybody should know someone who handles it (cancer) as well as Sean did," he said on Monday. "I saw him four days ago. He was making jokes, his spirits were good and he had his family around him."

McGowan was the father of two children. An avid sports fan, he coached his children's baseball, basketball and soccer teams. He also served as a merit badge advisor for the Boy Scouts.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Viator Catholic Church, 2461 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas.
Here's a story Heard_atOGaras, reported by DanMcGowan.
Date: February 01, 2007
From: Sean McGuinness
City/State: Reno, NV

Because our names were so similar, Sean and I always called each other by our last names. It was just easier that way. The name thing got even more confusing when he and I briefly worked together at the same law firm, but fortunately we shared the same secretary and she made sure that our mail and phone calls always went to the right person. Working with McGowan was one of the high points in my career, although it only lasted a couple of months. Sean was a good friend and I will miss him. His sense of humor was fantastic. McGowan and I spoke a few days before he passed away and I`m glad that I was able to tell him how much I valued our friendship and what a wonderful person I thought he was. Sean, Tamara, Cullen and Courtney are in my family`s thoughts and prayers. McGowan was a great man. I miss him. -- McGuinness
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Date: January 24, 2007
From: Susie Portz
City/State: Las Vegas

I know Sean had to have been tremendously proud of Cullen and Courtney. They are fine children and with the continued guidance of their precious mom, Tamara, will be wonderful adults. Sean you left a wonderful legacy. Peace is yours now.
Date: January 23, 2007

Date: February 02, 2007
From: Tim Miles
City/State: St. Joseph, Minnesota

Sean was two years ahead of me in grade school, where we sang in choir together, and in high school, where I watched him play basketball. Nobody ever hustled more on a basketball floor than did Sean McGowan. He was kind, respectful, and friendly and had a twinkle in the eye sense of humor. Very Irish. It is wonderful to read this messageboard and know what a positive force he was, and will ever remain, in so many lives. My condolences to all Sean`s loved ones.

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Bless you, and certainly Sean's life and family!