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Sunday 09 December 2007

Housekeeping

This issue is at:
http://www.jasperjottings.com/2007/jasperjottings20071209.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 1,340 views last week; weekly site had 47. (Weekly site can replace Distribute!)

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

The site had 1,124 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 renovating 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.

(Any way, I remain “your respectful chronicler of Jasper Achievement”, until replaced, or, stop reading — which based on participation doesn’t seem very unlikely that you all have stopped reading!)

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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:
“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.” — Boethius

EXHORTATION
http://jewishworldreview.com/1107/milkin_mamas.php3

Milkin’ Mamas aid premature, ill babies
By Cindy Carcamo

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Now it’s the latest business venture for Alice Toth and her 35-year-old identical twin sister, Keri Pommerenk.

The inseparable duo that has done almost everything together – even pregnancy – launched a breast milk bank depot, called Milkin’ Mamas Breast Milk Bank, this summer. The business links nursing mothers who want to donate their excess breast milk to mothers with premature or ill babies.

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Sort of like giving blood!

And, only a woman can do it.

Humbling.

We say we’re “pro life”. But, what actions to we perform. Talk’s cheap.

As we come into the season of renewal, have to look closely at what we do!

imho.

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)
0    Good_News
2    Obits
2    Jaspers_in_the_News
0    Manhattan_in_the_News
6    Email From Jaspers
0    Jaspers found web-wise
1    MC mentioned web-wise
0    New Jasper Bloggers

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PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS
Class    Name    Locator
MCattn    Roche, William “Bill” A.    JEmail04
????    Ward, Walter Thomas     JObit1
1953    McEneney, Mike     JEmail02
1953    Remigino, Lindy     JEmail02 (cited)
1970    McAuley, John J.     JObit2
1974    Oswald, Gerry     JNews2
1978    Akmut, Tariq     JEmail05
1984    Nigro, Nicholas     JUpdates
1990    O’Sullivan, Neil     JEmail03
2001    Gruber, Kimberly     JUpdates
2006    Coltrinari, Brian     JEmail06 (cited)
2006    McCarthy, Tom     Headquarters1
2007    Kratchman, Kathleen     JNews1
2007    McElhoney, Joseph     MFound1

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PARTICIPANTS BY NAME
Class    Name    Locator
1978    Akmut, Tariq     JEmail05
2006    Coltrinari, Brian     JEmail06 (cited)
2001    Gruber, Kimberly     JUpdates
2007    Kratchman, Kathleen     JNews1
1970    McAuley, John J.     JObit2
2006    McCarthy, Tom     Headquarters1
2007    McElhoney, Joseph     MFound1
1953    McEneney, Mike     JEmail02
1984    Nigro, Nicholas     JUpdates
1990    O’Sullivan, Neil     JEmail03
1974    Oswald, Gerry     JNews2
1953    Remigino, Lindy     JEmail02 (cited)
MCattn    Roche, William “Bill” A.    JEmail04
????    Ward, Walter Thomas     JObit1

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AND NOW THE “NEWS” if there is any

HEADQUARTER’S MESSAGES

Headquarters1
Manhattan College Men’s Basketball
At the Princeton University Tigers
Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:00 p.m.

Meet fellow Manhattan College Alumni prior to
the game from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at:

The Triumph Brewing Company of Princeton
138 Nassau Street
Princeton, New Jersey, 08542
Phone: (609) 924-7855
http://triumphbrewing.com/

Game Tickets:

Tickets may be purchased through the Princeton ticket office online by clicking here or by calling (609) 258-4TIX (4849). Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on gameday.

Pre-game Reception:

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Triumph Brewery; has no cover and is a cash bar

For more information contact, Tom McCarthy ’06, assistant director of alumni relations by phone at (718) 862-7454 or by e-mail at thomas dot mccarthy — at – manhattan dot edu.

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GOOD NEWS

JGood1
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OBITS

(Memento Mori)

JObit1
ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 03DEC07 PEEKSKILL NY Ward, Walter Thomas (MC????)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /DailyPress/ DeathNotices.asp? Page=LifeStory& PersonId=98831228

http://tinyurl.com/2g5nfo

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Walter Thomas Ward

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – Walter Thomas Ward was born Jan. 14, 1939, in Hampton, Va., to the late Jacob and Sarah Shields Ward. To family and friends he was affectionately called ‘Fuzzy.’ On Nov. 28, 2007, he departed this life at home while in Phelps Hospice Care.

At the age of 11, Mr. Ward accepted Christ, was baptized and became a member of Queen Street Baptist Church under the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. George S. Russell. Mr. Ward later became a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, where he faithfully served for 28 years. For 12 of those years, he served as Trustee Board Chairman. He also volunteered with the Mount Lebanon Food Pantry Ministry.

Mr. Ward attended Hampton public school, and graduated from George P. Phenix High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Hampton (Institute) University (Virginia). He went on to earn a Masters of Science in Education from Manhattan College (New York). During his undergraduate college years, Mr. Ward played basketball setting scoring records there. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Capitols to play professional basketball, but was required to accept the military draft. He served in the United States Army as a Physical Activities Specialist and Athletic Coach in Wildwood Station, Kenai, Alaska. After his tour of duty with the Army, Mr. Ward continued to play his favorite sport in the Rucker Professional Basketball Tournament, the Eastern Professional Basketball League, and various tournaments throughout the Tri-State area. Later in life his love of sports led him to become an avid tennis player.

On Aug. 22, 1964, he was joined in holy matrimony with Lorraine Scott in East Elmhurst, N.Y. He resided in Cortlandt Manor for 35 years and was a loving husband and father. Dedicating his life to excellence in education for 32 years, Mr. Ward taught in the New York City Public Schools (Queens); Children’s’ Village, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and BOCES, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Mr. Ward was preceded in death by twin sister, Juanita; a sister, Verdell; three brothers, James, Melton and Calvin.

Along with his wife of 43 years, he leaves to cherish and rejoice in his memory two sons, Kenneth of Raleigh, N.C., and Donald of Columbia, Md.; grandson, Sterling; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rodgers and Naomi of Atlanta, Ga., Leon and Freda of Enterprise, Ala., Carrie of Queens Village, N.Y.; and a host of relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 3, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Peekskill, N.Y. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

Arrangements by Jeremiah Edwards Funeral Home, Peekskill, N.Y.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/30/2007.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http:// http://www.legacy.com /DailyPress/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=98831228

http://tinyurl.com/2dtv37

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Ward, Walter Thomas (MC????)

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JObit2
JObit: McAuley, John J. (MC1970)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 07DEC07 Cranston, RI McAuley, John J. (MC1970)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /Providence/ Obituaries.asp? Page=LifeStory& PersonId=99079194

http://tinyurl.com/267dfa

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John J. McAuley

McAULEY, JOHN J. of Pelham, suddenly on November 28, 2007

John was a witty, erudite, gregarious man of many interests, who was taken from us much too soon.

He spent more than two decades doing economic forecasting at several Wall Street firms, including Chemical Bank, Wrightson Associates and Wilkenson Boyd. He taught economics at Fordham University, where he received the Bene Merenti award and also taught at Pace University. He is the author of two economics textbooks.

John joined Dow Jones Newswires in 2000. His Big Picture column provided original insights on all matters pertaining to the economy in a clear and often witty manner.

He was an avid sailor and past Commodore of Huguenot Yacht Club and a member of the New York Athletic Club.

Born on November 2, 1947 in Gardiner, MA he grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island. Proud of his New England roots he was a Boston Red Sox fan and delighted at their World Series victory. He received a degree in Economics from Manhattan College and a PhD from Fordham University.

John is survived by his wife Kathy and son Matt.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mathew Church 1300 Elmwood Ave. Cranston, RI on Friday Dec. 7, at 10 am In lieu of flowers donations to Southern Poverty Law Center 400 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104 http://www.splcenter.org 1-888-414-7752 or Amnesty International USA 5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001 http://www.amnesty.org 1-800-AMNESTY

Published in The Providence Journal on 12/5/2007.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http:// http://www.legacy.com /Providence/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=99079194

http://tinyurl.com/2uve44

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1970. May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

{JR: Thanks, Mike. }

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McAuley, John J. (MC1970)

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Jasper_Updates
Gruber, Kimberly [MC2001]
Psych and Comp Sci
Just curious to see what people are up to…

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Nigro, Nicholas [MC1984]
(Business)
John, I read Jasper Jottings regularly and commend you for a job well done. {JR:   Thanks for the kind words. Wanna help? Wanna takeover? :-)  }

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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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Reported by me as “lost”:
{NOTHING}

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Jaspers_in_the_News

JNews1
JNEWS: Kratchman, Kathleen (MC2007)

http:// http://www.northjersey.com /page.php? qstr= eXJpcnk3Z jczN2Y3d nFlZUVF eXk3MTY mZmdiZW w3Zjd2c WVlRUV5 eTcyMj g4ODUm eXJpcn k3Zjcx N2Y3 dnFl ZUVF eXky

http://tinyurl.com/yqkfsr

Graduates

Sunday, December 2, 2007

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MANHATTAN COLLEGE

# Mahwah: Kathleen Kratchman, B.S., education, magna cum laude.

{Extraneous Deleted}

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Kratchman, Kathleen (MC2007)

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JNews2
JNEWS: Oswald, Gerry (MC1974)

http:// http://www.thejournalnews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/ article? AID=/20071129 /SPORTS01/ 711290437 /1108/ SPORTS01

http://tinyurl.com/24yuc4

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The Girls Player of the Year, Ellen Oswald, always had an interest in golf, but she admits it’s grown in recent years. The senior at Clarkstown South High School had been splitting time evenly between horseback riding, basketball, and golf before deciding one needed more of her attention. The result this year was wins in several Met PGA one-day events, and a second place showing in the WMGA’s Maureen Orcutt Championship.

Now Ellen, whose father, Gerry, played basketball at Manhattan College, is entertaining offers from several Division I college golf programs.

“I decided I really liked golf and I wanted to spend more time working on it,” said Oswald, who plays out of Westchester Country Club. “Then you start having a couple of good rounds and it’s like, ‘Wow, I can do this.’ “

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Oswald, Gerry (MC1974)

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerry is a member of the Class of 1974.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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Manhattan_in_the_News

MNews1
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EMAIL FROM JASPERS
(Disclaimer emails may be edited for form, but never substance.)

JEmail01
LEFT AS A COMMENT ON A BLOG

JEMAILXX: The Napkins are the 2007 Manhattan College Battle of the Bands Champions!

The Napkins are the 2007 Manhattan College Battle of the Bands Champions!

http://slimjimmafia.livejournal.com/39269.html

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JEmail02
From: Mike McEneney [1953]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 2:50 PM
To: Reinke’s Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
Subject: ’53

Dear John,

Today’s NY Times 11/28/07. has an Obitutary on page B7 for Herb McKenley the great Jamaican Track Star.

In the lengthy piece there is this paragraph:

” McKenley’s frustration continued atthe 1952 Olympics, in Helsinki, Finland. In the 100-meter final, he appeared to catch Lindy Remigino (’53), an unheralded American. But despite Remigino’s urging that Mckenely had won, the judges said that Remigino had been first and McKenley second.”

An interesting mention of my classmate!

Mike

{JR:  I never heard that facet of the story. I always heard that he won. It makes him sound like a real winner and an honest fellow to boot. }

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JEmail03
From: Neil O’Sullivan [1990]
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:04 PM
To: Thomas Fahey; Stephen Rizzi; Denis Troy; Billy Wheeler; Anthony Evangelista; Ernie Brand; Thomas Johnson; Theresa Henry; Shawn T. Kelly; Sprague, Michael; Tom Gilbart; Pat Huvane; Dan Shine; Kalian, Chris; Edward Roche; Sean Healy; PJ Gustas; Noel Nixon; Patrick Huvane; Tom Fahey; Frank Abate; Woody; Joe Farrell; john reinke; Mike Carlacci
Subject: Fw: Manhattan Monthly

A Little late but here you go..

{JR:  Are all those Jaspers? Eyeing lustily at the CC list. Hmmm, in the old days with MCOLDB I’d have looked each one up to generate “fresh meat” for Jottings. Now, I’d just be spamming them. You on the other hand … … :-)  Shameless I know! }

{JR: Neil has http://HealyOSullivanTravel.com with a Pub Tour and if nothing else an idyllic pic of Ireland. And, I’m sure that if you ask for the “Jasper discount”, he’ll only mark it up 100% for my commission.   :-)  Maybe Jottings should have an additional section – like the baseball clubs do – You know Barthman the official jeweler of the Yankees, little Debbie the official cake of the Phillies, Meadowlands the official home of the NEW YORK Jiants and Gjets?  }

{JR: For the humorly challenged, there are no kick backs in the creation of Jasper Jottings. In fact, there’s no money in it at all. Hmmm??? Is that secondary definition of insanity?}

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JEmail04
From: Meg Root
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:54 PM
Subject: Guest Book for William A. “Bill” Roche

Message:

Mr. Reinke,

It is an honor that you wrote in to my father’s guest book. He always spoke of the fun and memorable times he had a Manhattan College. As he said, “those were the best years of his life”.

Thank you again for your kind words about our father on his guest book. The family and I wish you a happy and Healthy Holiday season.

Best,
Megan Root and Family

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Dear Ms. Megan:

Thanks for your kind, but very unnecessary words. Jaspers, seem to universally share a special spot for that strange place call Manhattan College in Riverdale.

While I think one can’t logically identify “the best years”, that is merely the StarTrek Spock in me coming out. From an engineering, theology, and philosophy perspective, I “know” it is “wrong”, but I too have the same feeling.

It was my sad duty to pass the news along to our fellow alums. The Guest Book of your Dad, and those of all our fellow Jaspers, serve as both a reflection of their good works, and an inspiration to those of us left behind to emulate them. Personally, I try to ensure that I “collect” everyone as “Journal of Jasper Achievement”. It’s amazing to see common threads. I’m not sure if that is the MC training, or self-selection bias. But, I’m proud to be in such company. It’s not the paper diploma that binds us together; it’s the place, the common ideal, and the recognition of the value of each person.

Thanks for the positive reinforcement that this effort is beneficial to my fellow alum’s family. It’s important that it’s “bidirectional”.

As we come to the Holy Day season, I can only hope that we all find — my  favorite phrase “Dona Nobis Pacem” — Peace.

Best wishes to all,
and how I end each Jasper Jottings — “Bon courage a vous tous”,
fjohn68

Ferdinand John Reinke
Manhattan College Alumni – Class of 1968
Kendall Park, NJ 08824

Jasper Jottings web site  => http://www.jasperjottings.com
http://www.jasperjottings.com/2007/jasperjottings20071118.htm#_JObit3

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Roche, William “Bill” A. (MCattendee ~1973)

MCattn Roche, William “Bill” A.

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JEmail05
From: Tariq Akmut ’78 E
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] jasperjottings20071202

Fred:

My new e-mail address is: {privacy invoked}

Thank you

Tariq Akmut ’78 E

{JR:  Thanks. }

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JEmail06
From:
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] jasperjottings20071202

Hey there – rather not be included in publication for such a minor point, but Brian Coltrinari is a member of MC 2006

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REPLIED:

Hey, thanks, participation is not a small thing to me. But, you can be the mysterious anonymous Jasper if you want. :-) Don’t think I won’t put your name in the hat to succeed me. rofl, fjohn

{JR:  Thanks. But, I like all “minors”. :-)  They might grow up to be “majors”, or even a “replacement”!}

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JASPERS FOUND WEB-WISE

JFound1
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MC mentioned web-wise

MFound1
MFound: McElhoney, Joseph (MC2007)

http://www.thefinalsprint.com/2007/12/slinkey-trying-to-extend-us-record-wining-streak

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In today’s race, Slinskey will have strong competition from an athlete he calls his “buddy,” Joseph McElhoney, from nearby Beacon, N.Y. McElhoney, who is set to graduate from Manhattan College in two weeks, is just 21 and finished 12th at his university’s regional cross country championship in 2006.

“‘You know,’” Slinskey recalls telling McElhoney, “‘I’m trying to set this world record. If you kick my butt it’s not going to be good.’ There’s 18 years of youth on his side.”

The two both competed in the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, Pa., last September. Slinskey ran 2:30:28 to McElhoney’s 2:35:06.

“Right now, if we were going to race head to head we’d be about the same,” said Slinskey. “I’m hoping I can get away from him pretty good.”

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McElhoney, Joseph (MC2007)

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JASPER’s BLOGGING

JBlog
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Old
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.wsaz.com/news/headlines/10939086.html

Reward For Mystery Lion
Posted: 5:50 AM Nov 1, 2007
Last Updated: 10:15 AM Nov 1, 2007
Reporter: The Associated Press

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If an African lion is roaming the mountains of southeastern West Virginia, Angus Peyton wants it captured, not killed.

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And, I want to be young again.

Given WVa tradition of guns, I’d say that I’d bet on “killed”. It is all well and good to feel sorry for a misplaced animal. It’s another thing to put people at risk to capture it. Sure all things being equal capture. But we are not talking about someone’s pet gerbil here. That lion maybe hungry and we look like lunch. So, I’d suggest the WVa-ers in the area carry their “lion discouragement device” at the ready. 30-06 should do nicely. Sorry, my sympathy is with the humans.

?
And that’s the last word.

Curmudgeon

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GBu GBA

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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