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Sunday 02 December 2007

Housekeeping
This issue is at:
http://www.jasperjottings.com/2007/jasperjottings20071202.htm

Send email to http://tinyurl.com/yh34ut (gives you an email address), fax 781-723-3746, or call 732-917-4816 (It’s the phone on my computer) anytime.

All communications are ASSUMED to be for inclusion, UNLESS otherwise indicated.

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Weekly Stats
The daily site had 6,48 views last week; weekly site had 37. (Weekly site can replace Distribute!)

754 Jaspers are active on the Distribute Yahoo site. (Serves no purpose!)

The site had 1,058 unique visits last week.

26 in LinkedInJaspers (http://tinyurl.com/yp6x2q).
(A real wasted effort?!)

mcALUMdb is STILL off the air.

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FLASH! Important info received after the deadline
I’m planning some renovations for the new year. If there’s something you like, speak up to keep it. Also, if there’s something you hate, now’s a good time to get rid of it.

(Other than me, that is. I need to be “replaced” but I don’t see any “volunteers” stepping up to the work. So, I guess you’re stuck with me. Like that Jack Nicholson character in “Frankly, I don’t give a …”, or was that Rhett B? Any way, I remain “your respectful chronicler of Jasper Achievement”, until replaced, you stop contributing news (which is sparse enough to assume you really have stopped), stop reading, or … … I can’ t do it any more.)

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Events

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My list of Jaspers who are in harm’s way:
– Afghanistan
– – Feldman, Aaron (1997)
– Iraq
– – Angel Estrella (2002)
– Korea
— Stephanie (????)
– Unknown location
– – Lynch, Chris (1991)
– Uzbekistan
– – Brock (nee Klein-Smith), Lt Col Ruth (1979)
… … my thoughts are with you, and
… … with all of you that I don’t know about.
Dona Nobis Pacem

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny. – Albert Ellis

EXHORTATION
http://www.impactlab.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13618

Boy Wonder Can Speak 11 Languages
Posted on Tuesday, October 30 @ 08:09:57 CDT Eye

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He speaks French with flair, rattles off German with ease and can hold a lengthy conversation in Swahili. His Spanish is impressive as is his Italian and he has more than a grasp of Mandarin… but at the age of ten he’s too young to even leave the country on his own. Arpan Sharma has astounded his teachers by learning to speak an incredible 10 languages on top of English.

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Do we ever know the innate capability and value of every single human being?

I won’t get on my soapbox! I’m sure that we can all see how valuable each person is. We have to ensure that everyone has the liberty to be “all they can be” as they see fit. We’re certainly not organized for that now. Hopefully, we can find a way to that “paradise”.

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Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

“Collector-in-chief” John reinke—AT—jasperjottings.com

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CONTENTS

1    Messages from Headquarters (i.e., MC Press Releases)
1    Good_News
4    Obits
1    Jaspers_in_the_News
1    Manhattan_in_the_News
3    Email From Jaspers
0    Jaspers found web-wise
0    MC mentioned web-wise
0    New Jasper Bloggers

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PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS
Class    Name    Locator
????    Coltrinari, Brian Patrick     JGood1
????    McKenna, Br. Bernard     JObit3
1951    Miles, Donald A.     JObit2
1961    Corrigan, Br. A. Jerome     JObit4
1963    McGrath, Eugene R.     Headquarters1
1964    Murphy, William J.     JUpdates
1965    Giuliani, Rudolph W.     Headquarters1
1965    Salerno, Frederic V.     Headquarters1
1968    Wszolek, Donald     JEmail01
1968    Meglio, Raymond P.     JNews1
1969    Semchyshyn, George Roman     JEmail01 (RIP cited)
1969    Semchyshyn, George Roman     JEmail03 (RIP cited)
1969    Semchyshyn, George Roman     JObit1
1975    Cunningham, Thomas A.     JUpdates
1975    Hansbury, William D.     JUpdates
1980    Antaki, Stephen A.     JUpdates
1991    Mellett,  Bill     JUpdates
1994    Pollina, Philip J. Sr.     JUpdates
1995    Morris, Joe     JEmail02

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PARTICIPANTS BY NAME
Class    Name    Locator
1980    Antaki, Stephen A.     JUpdates
????    Coltrinari, Brian Patrick     JGood1
1961    Corrigan, Br. A. Jerome     JObit4
1975    Cunningham, Thomas A.     JUpdates
1965    Giuliani, Rudolph W.     Headquarters1
1975    Hansbury, William D.     JUpdates
1963    McGrath, Eugene R.     Headquarters1
????    McKenna, Br. Bernard     JObit3
1968    Meglio, Raymond P.     JNews1
1991    Mellett,  Bill     JUpdates
1951    Miles, Donald A.     JObit2
1995    Morris, Joe     JEmail02
1964    Murphy, William J.     JUpdates
1994    Pollina, Philip J. Sr.     JUpdates
1965    Salerno, Frederic V.     Headquarters1
1969    Semchyshyn, George Roman     JEmail01 (RIP cited)
1969    Semchyshyn, George Roman     JEmail03 (RIP cited)
1969    Semchyshyn, George Roman     JObit1
1968    Wszolek, Donald     JEmail01

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AND NOW THE “NEWS” if there is any

HEADQUARTER’S MESSAGES

Headquarters1
JASPER HEADQUARTERS: Manhattan College To Honor Frederic V. Salerno ’65

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/112087_1.shtml

November 28, 2007

Manhattan College To Honor Frederic V. Salerno ’65, Retired Vice Chairman And Chief Financial Officer Of Verizon, At Annual De La Salle Medal Fundraiser

De La Salle Medal Dinner is the College’s key annual fund-raising event

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College will present Frederic V. Salerno ’65, retired vice chairman and chief financial officer of Verizon, with the De La Salle Medal at the College’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008.

The ceremony will be held at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

A native New Yorker, Salerno joined New York Telephone in 1965 and was elected vice president in 1983, when he directed the divestiture of the company from the Bell System. He was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of New England Telephone in 1985. Two years later, Salerno became president and chief executive officer of New York Telephone.

In 1991, Salerno was appointed vice chairman of NYNEX, a position he held until the 1997 Bell Atlantic merger, which added chief financial officer to his title. When the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger formed Verizon, he was named vice chairman and chief financial officer of the new company. He remained in this position until his retirement in September 2002.

During his 37 years in the telecommunications industry, Salerno served as a lead negotiator in three of the most significant mergers in business history: the 1997 merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX; Bell Atlantic’s merger with GTE; and the union of the U.S. wireless assets of Bell Atlantic and Vodafone to make the country’s largest wireless provider, Verizon Wireless. He also directed Bell Atlantic’s successful efforts to realize the annual expense savings, capital efficiencies and revenue gains from the merger with NYNEX.

The De La Salle Medal Dinner remains the College’s top fundraising event. Proceeds from the $750-per-plate fundraiser are applied to academic and cocurricular programs, scholarship assistance and library resources. The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the De La Salle Medal Dinner, please call Stephen L. White, director of development at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7548 or e-mail Stephen dot whitein care of manhattan dot edu.

The De La Salle Medal was established in 1951 in honor of John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and one of the world’s great educators. The Order founded Manhattan College in 1853. Since 1977, the De La Salle Medal has been conferred annually by the College’s board of trustees to honor executives who exemplify the principles of excellence and corporate leadership. Past recipients include New York Life Insurance Chief Executive Sy Sternberg, former Mayor of New York City Rudolph W. Giuliani ’65 and Con Edison Chairman Eugene R. McGrath ’63.

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GOOD NEWS

JGood1
JOY: Coltrinari, Brian Patrick (MC????) weds

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Staten Island Advance (New York)
November 25, 2007 Sunday
Brian Coltrinari, Eileen Magnuski
SECTION: WEDDINGS; Pg. D07

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Nuptial vows were exchanged Nov. 10 in Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, West Brighton, by Eileen Lauretta Magnuski and Brian Patrick Coltrinari. The Rev. Deogratias Lingao celebrated the afternoon mass. A reception followed in the Island Chateau, Grasmere.

The bride is a daughter of Rita and John Magnuski of West Brighton. The bridegroom is a son of AnnMarie and Fred Coltrinari of Queens. Escorted by her parents, the bride chose her sister, Kristen Magnuski, as the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Ellen Coltrinari, Julia Coltrinari and Danielle Bennett. The flower girls were Jennifer Driscoll and Shannon Connors.

Kevin Coltrinari was the best man for his brother. The ushers were Kenneth Saldibar, Alex Ioselevich and Andrew Hunton. The ringbearer was Liam Driscoll.

Mrs. Coltrinari is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Grymes Hill, and earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Wagner College, where she was named to Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. She is a registered nurse with New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan.

Mr. Coltrinari is a graduate of Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens and earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and finance from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y. He is an accountant with Peter Marino Architect, Manhattan.

After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the newlyweds will live in Port Richmond Center.

LOAD-DATE: November 25, 2007

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OBITS

(Memento Mori)

JObit1
JObit: Semchyshyn, George Roman (MC1969)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 26NOV07 ATLANTA GA Semchyshyn, George Roman (MC1969)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /Atlanta/ Obituaries.asp? Page=LifeStory& PersonId=98493792

http://tinyurl.com/yrst79

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George Roman Semchyshyn

Family-Placed Death Notice

George Roman Semchyshyn, age 61, of Kennesaw, died Wednesday, November 21, 2007. George Semchyshyn was born in Peine, Germany in 1946. He came to America at the age of 5, after spending 5 years in an American run Displaced Persons Camp right after World War II. Mr. Semchyshyn was raised in New York City where he attended Manhattan Prep and then continued his education at Manhattan College. Mr. Semchyshyn graduated with a degree in International finance.

He relocated to Atlanta in 1973 with William Iselin Company to open the new Atlanta location. In 1984 George returned to New York City to continue his financial career. After five years, he went to work with Bank of Boston as Vice President of the Factoring Division. Returning to Atlanta in 1993, where he worked for Sun Trust Bank in their Factoring Division. Since 1998, George has been selling insurance and benefits individually.

George Semchyshyn was preceded in death by his father Orest Semchyshyn. George is survived by mother, Tatiana Semchyshyn, wife, Lisa Semchyshyn of Kennesaw, GA; son, Nicholas Semchyshyn of Kennesaw, GA; daughter, Katherine Semchyshyn of Kennesaw, GA; sister, Donia Semchyshyn of Atlanta, GA. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM til 9:00 PM on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday November 25, at the funeral home. Service will be held on Monday, November 26 at 1:00 in the funeral home chapel. George will be laid to rest at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 11/24/2007.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http:// http://www.legacy.com /Atlanta/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=98493792

http://tinyurl.com/38kmgx

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Classof 1969.

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

{JR:  Thanks, Mike. He must have been on the five year plan. }

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Semchyshyn, George Roman (MC1969)

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{JR: I did a lot of emailing about George. Other activities suffered. Only so many hours in the day!}

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JObit2
JObit: ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 26NOV07 TRAVERSE CITY MI Miles, Donald A. (MC1951)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /Record-Eagle/ Obituaries.asp? Page=LifeStory& PersonId=98489259

http://tinyurl.com/24kwgr

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Donald Arthur Miles

TRAVERSE CITY — Donald A. Miles, 79, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, in Traverse City. He was born on Jan. 23, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Mary and Michael J. Miles.

Donald graduated from St. Augustine Diocese High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1946.

After high school, he joined the United States Navy, serving on the light cruisers U.S.S. Wilkes-Barre and U.S.S. Manchester in the Atlantic.

He left the Navy in 1948 to continue his formal education. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1951, and attended graduate school in Business Administration at New York University.

After college, he was a field representative for Royal Globe Insurance Company. As a field representative he relocated to the Midwest, living in Cleveland, Toledo, Traverse City, Detroit, and Cincinnati. He returned to Cleveland, working for Alexander and Alexander. In 1975, he moved his family to Traverse City and started the Miles Insurance Agency. He sold the agency and retired in 2002.

Donald has always been an active member of the Catholic Church. He served on the Advisory Council and Planning Committee for Catholic Service Appeal; as Eucharistic minister and hospital ministry for St. Francis Catholic Church. At the time of his death, he was chairman of the Catholic Human Services for Diocese of Gaylord.

Donald was also involved with the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, serving as President of the Board of Education.

In addition to his work with the Catholic church and schools, Donald was also founding member of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club, an avid swimmer, and participated in the Labor Day Mackinaw Bridge Walk.

Donald is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara; brother, Thomas of Long Island, N.Y.; sister, Kathleen Cummings of Floral Park, N.Y.; children, Mary of Petoskey, Peter (MaryJo) of Madison Heights, Christopher (Laura) of Alexandria, Va., and Patrick (Karen) of Mundelein, Ill.; grandchildren, Adam Ward, Logan Ward, Jonathon Miles, Erin Miles, Samantha Miles and Caroline Miles.

He was preceded in death by brother, Cornelius; and sister, Dorothy.

Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church on Monday, Nov, 26, 2007, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Kenneth Stachnik serving as the celebrant. Military honors under the auspices of Cherryland VFW Post 2780 will follow the Mass.

Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Charity and Catholic Human Services for the Diocese of Gaylord.

Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services; http://www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.

Published in the Record-Eagle on 11/24/2007.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

Http:// http://www.legacy.com /Record-Eagle/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=98489259

http://tinyurl.com/2sxcl6

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JObit3
ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 26NOV07 LINCROFT NJ McKenna, Br. Bernard (MC????)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /TimesUnion-Albany/ Obituaries.asp? Page=LifeStory& PersonId=98504726

http://tinyurl.com/2tsfm5

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Br. Bernard McKenna

McKenna, Br. Bernard

LINCROFT, N.J.

Brother Bernard “Barney” McKenna, F.S.C., 88, of De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, died Friday, November 23, 2007 at De La Salle Hall. Brother Bernard was born on October 6, 1919 in New York City and had received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on September 7, 1936. He was a graduate of St. Jerome’s School, New York City, St. Joseph’s High School, Barry-town, N.Y., and Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He also attended graduate school at Manhattan College, St. John’s University, and Fordham University, where he earned a master’s of science degree in social welfare.

Brother Bernard’s assignments included St. Bernard’s Annex, New York City, St. Thomas Apostle School, both of New York, Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, N.Y., St. Mary’s School, Walt-ham, Bishop Loughlin High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., St. Joseph’s School, Buffalo, N.Y., LaSalle Institute, Albany, N.Y, La Salle School, Albany, N.Y., Queen of Peace School, North Arlington where he served as director.

Brother Bernard moved to De La Salle Hall, Lincroft in 1979. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Margaret; his four brothers, Raymond, Richard, Edward, and Thomas; nieces, Theresa Doherty and Nancy Armbruster; and nephew Robert McKenna. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Margaret Mc-Kenna and Dorothy McKenna. He also leaves behind 17 nieces and nephews and 52 great-nieces and nephews to whom he will always be remembered as “Uncle Phil.”

He had the ability to make all those who crossed his path feel welcomed, safe, comforted, and loved. He also had great passion as a teacher and Irish historian. His writing and photo albums documented the family the family lineage and will be cherished forever.

The viewing will be held at De La Salle Hall on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at St. Gabriel’s Church, Route 79, Marlboro Township on Monday at 10:00 a.m. The interment will follow at the Christian Brothers’ Section in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro Township. Memorial donations to the De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated.

Published in the Albany Times Union on 11/24/2007.

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http:// http://www.legacy.com /TimesUnion-Albany/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=98504726

http://tinyurl.com/382m6s

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ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 01DEC07 NARRAGANSETT RI Corrigan, Br. A. Jerome (MC1961)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /Newsday/ DeathNotices.asp? Page=LifeStory& PersonId=98794590

http://tinyurl.com/2ruuxc

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Brother A. Jerome Corrigan

CORRIGAN – Brother A. Jerome , FSC, 75, of the Christian Brothers Community, Oakdale, NY, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in his community in Oakdale, NY. Born in Southampton, NY, on June 28, 1932, son of The James and Margaret (Sherry) Corrigan. He was the brother of the late Margaret Coombs. He entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools at Barry town, NY, in 1949 and received the habit in September of that year. He pronounced his final vows in 1958 in Barry town, NY. Brother Jerome received a Bachelor of Science degree from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, in 1954 and a Master’s degree from Manhattan College in 1961.

Brother Jerome began his teaching career at St. Bernard’s School in New York in 1954. From there he taught at several schools in the NY area. His other assignments were at St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI where he was the Director, teacher and Principal from 1963-1919; La Salle Academy, Providence, RI; financial Administrator, Principal and President from 1979-1998; and La Salle Center, Oakdale, NY where he was President/CEO from 1999-2002.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Star Chapel, Christian Brothers Center, 635 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI. Burial will be in the Brothers’ Cemetery at the Center. Visiting hours will be from 7-9PM on Thursday, November 29 and from 2-5 and 7-9PM on Friday, November 30th at the Christian Brothers Center. Donations to the Brother A. Jerome Corrigan Scholarship Fund may be made directly to La Salle Academy, 612 Academy Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 or St, Raphael Academy, 123 Walcott Street, Pawtucket, Rl 02860. Arrangements by Avery-Storti Funeral Home.

Published in Newsday on 11/29/2007.

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http:// http://www.legacy.com /Newsday/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=98794590

http://tinyurl.com/28gm7e

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Jasper_Updates
Antaki, Stephen A. (1980)
AVZ & Co. PC
Hauppauge, New York 11788

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Cunningham, Thomas A. (1975)
Vault inc.
Chappaqua NY 10514

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Hansbury, William D. (1975)
Director of Sales, Western Region
Barron’s Magazine
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Mellett,  Bill (MC1991)
Senior Auditor
Mercedes-Benz Financial

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Murphy, William J. (MC1964)
Principal
Schnabel Engineering
Sterling, VA 20166

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Pollina, Philip J. Sr. (MC1994)
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Edgewood, NY 11717

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Jaspers_Missing

Reported by mcALUMdb as “lost”:
No, the mcALUMdb itself is lost. To some extent no surprise. And, it’s discouraging. And, it puts a bigger load on MikeMcE who is supplying the “class look up function” for me.

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Jaspers_in_the_News

JNews1
JNEWS: Meglio, Raymond P. (MC1968)

By Jasper John 68 on MC????

http://www.costar.com/News/Article.aspx? id=441C583E65941CB2931C4E5A593E8565

Meglio to Oversee Real Estate at RVI Group

CRE Vet Named Real Estate Surveillance Manager for Residual Value Insurance Provider

Raymond P. Meglio was named real estate surveillance manager at The RVI Group, a provider of residual value insurance based in Stamford, CT.

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In his new role, Meglio will oversee surveillance of the firm’s entire real estate portfolio. He is a 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, previously serving as vice president and REO manager at Business Loan Express in New York City. Meglio also previously served as senior vice president, REO at Chase Manhattan Bank in Bridgeport, and spent 10 years as vice president for real estate and strategic sourcing with The Thomson Corp. in Stamford.

His experience includes handling lease and contract negotiations, construction and facilities management, property acquisitions and dispositions, and global portfolio management and surveillance.

Meglio holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College, a Master’s degree in city planning from Pratt Institute and an M.B.A. from Sacred Hearty University. He holds a real estate license in Connecticut and New York.

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Dear John,

I believe that Ray is a member of the class of 1968.

Mike

{JR: Thanks, Mike. I don’t remember him; must not have been a card player or attended the “class meetings” at the local cultural establishement. }

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Manhattan_in_the_News

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MNEWS: MC Prof Harry Stein does a study

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Daily Record (Morristown, New Jersey)
November 23, 2007 Friday
Rockaway Twp.: Don’t split kids
BYLINE: MATT MANOCHIO DAILY RECORD
SECTION: Pg. COMMUNITIES42

The Morris Hills Regional School District is waiting for the results of several parent focus groups before voting on a redistricting proposal that would send all Rockaway Township students to Morris Hills High School instead of splitting them among two campuses.

Now, those students are split between the regional district’s high schools — 839 at Morris Knolls High School and 504 at Morris Hills.

One scenario calls for all Rockaway Township students to attend Morris Hills, and for Wharton students to be moved to Morris Knolls.

District Business Administrator Manny Deus said the school board hired a consultant, Harry Stein, in June to conduct focus groups with parents from the district’s four sending towns — the Rockaways, Wharton and Denville.

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Stein was hired on June 18 for $5,600 and recently completed the focus groups. The last took place on Nov. 14 at Thomas Jefferson School in Rockaway.

Stein, a history professor at City University of New York and Manhattan College, said on Monday that he completed the last of the forums for the capacity study, and will present his findings to schools Superintendent Ernest Palestis before January.

“Capacity is defined in two ways,” Stein said. “(It’s) the ability to carry out state-mandated programs, and the ability to carry out local, board-approved educational policies and programs.”

Stein said Palestis will decide whether to recommend action on Stein’s report.

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Deus said he and other district administrators have kept their distance from Stein in order to let him conduct his surveys, and won’t make their feelings known about his findings until he delivers them to Palestis.

“We want to see what Harry (Stein) has to say first,” Deus said.

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LOAD-DATE: November 24, 2007

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EMAIL FROM JASPERS
(Disclaimer emails may be edited for form, but never substance.)

JEmail01
Concerning: Semchyshyn, George Roman (MC1969)

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November 26, 2007

My deepest condolences to all members of the Semchyshyn family on your heart-felt loss. I was a classmate of George’s for eight years at Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College. He and I shared the distinction of having teachers frequently stumble on the pronunciation and spelling of our Last names!

George was a good student, with a positive study and work ethic. He was an excellent intramural athlete and one of the class weightlifters. George always saw the bright side and had a frequent smile beaming from his face topped with his long combed-over blonde hair.

During our college days, George was part of a large group of ’64 Prepsters (plus new college chums) who politely “commandeered” a set of tables in the College Thomas Hall cafeteria so that any time during the school day, one could always go to that set of tables and find several of the “guys” around to talk, complain, pontificate and discuss the state of the world in the tumultuous 1960’s.

George was a good guitar player, and we would have jam sessions with Ron Conti, Bob Van Buren and other friends, while I simulated an organ sound on my accordion (using an amplifier I bought from George).

The late 1960’s were also prime time for American muscle cars, and we all had our favorites. I can remember the gleam in George’s eye when he came to campus in his new gold-colored 1968 Pontiac GTO with the tachometer encased in a small bubble on the hood! I will always remember the ride George gave me as he showcased “what the car could do”!

As is so often the case, after college graduation the “gang” all went on their own ways. I was glad to read that in these intervening years George had the enduring gifts of mothers’s love, the joy of a loving wife and family and the satisfaction of a successful business career.

May God bless you all.

Donald Wszolek (Montvale, NJ)

{JR:  Don is MP1964 & MC1968. And, as evidenced by the above, the generally acknowledged “smart guy” in the class. He hasn’t lost the ability to impress me.}

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November 25, 2007

As George’s classmate in the Prep, I am personally stunned.

The Manhattan College alumni community, as well as the small Manhattan Prep64 group, and the slightly larger Prepsters of all years group, all now share the grief, and is praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings, Prep64, and PrepstersAllYears communities that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. “No man is an island; entire of itself … any man’s death diminishes me”. We are sorry for your loss.

On a personal note, George in high school was quiet fellow, always in with a joke, or even smile. And he did take some ribbing about that accent and name. But, I can honestly say, I never saw him mad or bad, which is saying a lot in an all guy school. In high school, he was pals with his running mate Vito T. They had a great skit where Vito would stand on his hands and George would mimic one of the “nut job teachers” giving Vito’s feet a tongue lashing for “not looking him in the eyes like a man” as if the teacher didn’t realize VT was upside down. Their act would have the class in tears.

Vito too passed a few years ago. So I guess George is now with his old friend and entertaining new audiences with their act. Hope I get to see it.

With Sadness.
FJohn Reinke (MC68 & MP64) (kendall park, NJ)

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{JR: This really rocked my world. I had some contact with him in the past few years. So, it wasn’t just a name. }

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COMMENT ON THE DAILY BLOG: Joe Morris (MC1995)

Joe Morris
myspace.com/joequotjoequotmorris

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Hi

You list my blog but don’t list year

That info is 2/1995

Hope this is of some help

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{JR: Great! I updated the page.}

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{JR:  Re Semchyshyn obit, I took it upon myself to notify the four people he was connected to on LinkedIn as well as others.  }

On 11/26/07 8:11 AM, John Reinke wrote:
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You’re listed as a connection for George. I have some bad news. Here’s his obit. Sorry, fjohn

Ferdinand J. Reinke

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RE: Semchyshyn obit
From: Bob Burkhardt
Customer Service Engineer at Kodak
Greater Atlanta Area
Date: November 27, 2007
To: John Reinke

Thanks for sending this.

For the pass ~3 years George and I have been meeting for coffee on Saturday mornings as part of a bible study/have a good time/solve the world’s problems.

I was able to visit him at the hospital the last few days and go the Funeral.

I will miss him very much!!

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RE: Semchyshyn obit
From: Chad Massaker
CEO, Carceron Systems Group, LLC
Greater Atlanta Area
Date: November 27, 2007
To: John Reinke

Thanks a bunch. I appreciate the heads up. I have forwarding this onto this rest of his old PowerCore team which is where we met.

I was always concerned about his health. It is too bad.

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JASPERS FOUND WEB-WISE

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MC mentioned web-wise

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JASPER’s BLOGGING

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My list of previously reported Jasper Bloggers here:

http://jxymxu7sn5ho9d.wordpress.com/about/jasper-bloggers/

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Sports from College

(http://www.gojaspers.com)

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Boilerplate
Control your own subscription:

(1) Send a message from your old email account to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com saying that you’re switching.

(2) Send a message from your new email account to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with your name and class year.

To keep me from spamming you, Yahoo only permits me to invite and delete people. I can NOT just ADD your email address.

AND you’re done. With zero extra work for the CIC! :-)

http://www.jasperjottings.com/boilerplate.htm

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Curmudgeon’s Final Words This Week
http://www.eagletribune.com/punews/local_story_301115754

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The primary message from lottery employees to winners is this: Get a lawyer.

Bradley, of Sudden Money, would add another: Get a certified financial advisor.

“You win, you’re excited, you don’t sleep for four days,” she said. “You are sleep deprived by the time you decide how to take the money” – whether in annual payments or as a lump sum, if the choice is available. Some games, like the one Arcand won, don’t have that option and must be taken as an annual payment.

“Most people who win the lottery don’t have lawyers, accountants or financial planners,” she said. But quite often someone they know steps forward and acts as “the gatekeeper.” Unfortunately, that person rarely has the necessary expertise to manage large amounts of money.

“If you start off on the wrong foot, it’s hard to catch up,” she said. “The first six months are tough. People make commitments to themselves and other people.”

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Well, if you are “fortunate” enough to get something returned from the “stupidity tax” (i.e., it’s really a tax on typically poor people who are desperate to take a chance and are billing to turn a blind eye to the odds. Or are “smart people” who are too stupid to realize that they are making the gooferment the “big winner”!), then the first thing you should realize is that there is an ominous stat. A huge percentage of winners declare bankruptcy with in five years. So you need an advisor who’ll say “no” and watch the accountant and the lawyer like hawks. Call me; it’d be fun.

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And that’s the last word.

Curmudgeon

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GBu GBA

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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