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Sunday 16 December 2007

Housekeeping

This issue is at:
http://www.jasperjottings.com/2007/jasperjottings20071216.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 1,079 views last week; weekly site had 21. (Weekly site can replace Distribute!)

754 Jaspers are active on the Distribute Yahoo site. (Two applicants I am awaiting a response from.)

The site had 1,378 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’ve renovated for the new year. Simpler, cleaner, and – of course – less work for me! Since I received ZERO input, I’ve made it easier on my self.  It was ime to house clean. I really like the daily news wire approach. No thought on my part, find it and post it. Optimizes my time spent on the doing and less on the formatting. Hope everyone else does as well.

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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:
Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady. — Thomas H. Huxley

EXHORTATION
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8T3NC4G0&show_article=1

Illegal Immigrant Rescues Boy in Desert
Nov 23 08:51 PM US/Eastern
By TERRY TANG Associated Press writer

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PHOENIX (AP) – A 9-year-old boy looking for help after his mother crashed their van in the southern Arizona desert was rescued by a man entering the U.S. illegally, who stayed with him until help arrived the next day, an official said.

The 45-year-old woman, who eventually died while awaiting help, had been driving on a U.S. Forest Service road in a remote area just north of the Mexican border when she lost control of her van on a curve on Thanksgiving, Sheriff Tony Estrada said.

The van vaulted into a canyon and landed 300 feet from the road, he said. The woman, from Rimrock, north of Phoenix, survived the impact but was pinned inside, Estrada said.

Her son, unhurt but disoriented, crawled out to get help and was found about two hours later by Jesus Manuel Cordova, 26, of Magdalena de Kino in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Unable to pull the mother out, he comforted the boy while they waited for help.

The woman died a short time later.

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And, I’m sure that the fellow was well rewarded for his humanity. Handcuffs, jail cell, one way trip back to Mexico … … I just shake my head.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I see the essential humanity of man in evidence here. The Intelligent Designer’s plan at work?

I KNOW that, if we didn’t have the welfare / warfare state, we COULD take the giant trash bag off the Statue of Liberty, and throw open the golden doors. That’s the America I want to live in. The Peaceful One. The Magnanimous One. The Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave.

Sadly, we’re a long way from our “revolutionary” roots. And, that makes me sad.

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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

0    Messages from Headquarters (i.e., MC Press Releases)
0    Good_News
0    Obits
7    Jaspers_in_the_News
0    Manhattan_in_the_News
2    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
????    Killeen, Brian     JNews5
1963    Trocciola, John     JEmail02
1967    Monaco, Sal     JNews7
1970    Binninger, Ben     JNews4
1973    Kristian, T. Peter     JNews6
1983    Anabtawi, Sari Maher     JNews3
1984    Banks, John H. III     JNews2
1984?    Esch-Warne, Mary Ellen     JNews1
2002    Sliger, Sean Patrick     JEmail01

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PARTICIPANTS BY NAME
Class    Name    Locator
1983    Anabtawi, Sari Maher     JNews3
1984    Banks, John H. III     JNews2
1970    Binninger, Ben     JNews4
1984?    Esch-Warne, Mary Ellen     JNews1
????    Killeen, Brian     JNews5
1973    Kristian, T. Peter     JNews6
1967    Monaco, Sal     JNews7
2002    Sliger, Sean Patrick     JEmail01
1963    Trocciola, John     JEmail02

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AND NOW THE “NEWS” if there is any

HEADQUARTER’S MESSAGES

Headquarters1
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GOOD NEWS

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OBITS

(Memento Mori)

JObit1
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{JR: The ONLY section where I don’t mind having NOTHING to report!  }

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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: Esch-Warne, Mary Ellen (MC1984?) cited

http:// http://www.timesledger.com /site/news.cfm? newsid=19090958& ;BRD=2676&PAG= 461& dept_id=542414 &rfi=6

http://tinyurl.com/yqyolc

BUZZ MEETS WORLD: Burakoski spurns national interest to stay home and play for St. John’s

By Dylan Butler

12/06/2007

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She is the first basketball player from Mary Louis to go to a Division I school since Mary Ellen Esch-Warne went to Manhattan College in 1980.

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Esch-Warne, Mary Ellen (MC1984?)

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JNews2
JNEWS: Banks,John H. III (MC1984)

http:// cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com /2007/12/07/ picking-a-successor-for-doctoroff /?hp

http://tinyurl.com/yoc457

December 7, 2007, 4:52 pm
Picking a Successor for Doctoroff
By Charles V. Bagli

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Several names are being floated at City Hall as possible successors to Daniel L. Doctoroff, the deputy mayor for economic development, who is leaving the government at the end of the year to become president of Bloomberg L.P.

Among the possible candidates being mentioned are John H. Banks III and Marvin Markus.

Mr. Banks is the top lobbyist for Consolidated Edison and a City Hall veteran. He began his career in the Koch administration in the Mayor’s Office of Operations in 1986. In 1990, he joined the Finance Division of the City Council, working on infrastructure and economic development issues. He became deputy director of the division in 1993, managing a staff of 40 financial analysts. He joined Con Edison in 1999 but returned to the Council to serve as chief of staff to the speaker at the time, Gifford Miller, from 2000 to 2002. A graduate of Manhattan College, Mr. Banks received a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Mr. Banks to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Each man would offer different strengths. Mr. Banks has deep relationships in the government and might be a suitable choice to implement the ambitious — and unfinished — agenda that Mr. Doctoroff laid down. Mr. Markus is highly regarded by the private sector and, like Mr. Doctoroff, is seen as independent — and sometimes impatient. Mr. Markus’s role in presiding over contentious hearings over rent regulations could be a drawback if Mr. Bloomberg is looking for someone with broad public appeal.

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Dear John,

I believe that John may be a member of the Class of 1984.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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Banks, John H. III (MC1984)

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JNews3
JNEWS: Anabtawi, Sari Maher (MC1983)

http://www.ameinfo.com/141047.html

Abraaj appoints Sari Maher Anabtawi as an Executive Director

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Abraaj Capital, the premier investment firm specialising in private equity investment in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (Menasa) region, announced today the appointment of Sari Maher Anabtawi as an Executive Director, primarily responsible for coverage and fundraising.

Anabtawi, who has held senior positions at international blue-chips firms such as Drexel Burnham Lambert, Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley, brings 20 years of experience in the global banking industry to this key position at Abraaj. In addition, he has 10 years of experience in private equity.

‘The appointment of Sari Anabtawi comes during a period of significant, sustained growth at Abraaj Capital,’ said Arif Naqvi, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abraaj Capital. ‘We have an unparalleled senior management team, which we continue to bolster further to support our growth. I am confident that Sari will make an important contribution to the ongoing success of Abraaj.’

Anabtawi began his professional career in the United States, where he served at IBM and Anderson Consulting. Immediately prior to joining Abraaj, he served as Head of Regional Origination and Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, MENA, at Standard Bank in Dubai. Anabtawi holds a BSC in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College in New York and an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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Anabtawi, Sari Maher (MC1983)

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Dear John,

I believe that Sari received his Master Degree in 1983,

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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JNews4
JNEWS: Binninger, Ben (MC1970) Kreido Biofuels Chief Executive Officer

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Business Wire
December 12, 2007 Wednesday 11:00 AM GMT
Kreido Biofuels Retains Ben Binninger as Chief Executive Officer
DATELINE: CAMARILLO, Calif.

The Board of Directors of Kreido Biofuels, Inc. (OTCBB: KRBF), a renewable energy company, announced today that it has named interim Chief Executive Officer and Board member G.A. Ben Binninger to the post of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Binninger was appointed interim CEO in July 2007 and has served on the Board of the company and its predecessor, Kreido Laboratories, since 2004.

Betsy Wood Knapp, Kreido’s Chair of the Board, stated, “During the course of Ben’s involvement with Kreido, he has provided an extraordinary range of experience in the fuels and chemicals industries. His familiarity with Kreido’s technology, business and staff has enabled him to be immediately effective in carrying out the company’s mission. In the last five months, it became clear that Ben’s background and expertise make him uniquely qualified to continue to lead the company.”

Chief Executive Officer Ben Binninger said, “I strongly believe in the company and its future. For this reason I have committed to serve as Kreido’s Chief Executive and dedicate myself to the goal of creating a profitable, growing leader in biofuels. Since mid-summer when I accepted the interim CEO position, we have achieved the following noteworthy accomplishments:

* Met ASTM standards for conversion in the STT® system with animal fats, in addition to soy, palm, canola, jatropha and castor oils, tested earlier.

* Expanded our Camarillo facilities to manufacture reactors for at least four plants annually from a single shift operation.

* Manufactured and are assembling the four reactors required for our Wilmington plant.

* Ran the Foothill pilot plant and produced biodiesel that significantly exceeded the conversions necessary to meet industry specifications based on pork fat.

* Substantially completed the first modular plant, which is being readied for shipment to Wilmington.

* Laid the ground work for rapid execution of licensing for commercial plants and international facilities following the start up of the Wilmington plant.”

Previously, Mr. Binninger served as a director and advisor to Kreido Laboratories, the predecessor company. He has hands-on experience leading technologically sophisticated global process and service businesses up to $1 billion with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), Rio Tinto Borax, Exxon and Hercules. Mr. Binninger has a B.E. degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan college and a M.B.A. from Harvard University.

About Kreido Biofuels

Kreido Biofuels, Inc. has invested $20 million to provide the world renewable energy through its proprietary process intensification technology – the STT® system. The Company is currently developing biodiesel plants in the U.S. that will have an anticipated aggregate nameplate capacity of 100 million gallons per year. Kreido’s plants are built around its STT 30G biodiesel production unit, a complete pipe-to-pipe biodiesel production system that significantly improves the efficiency, quality, and process control of biodiesel production. Committed to building a sustainable future, Kreido Biofuels’ plants have a smaller footprint and offer feedstock flexibility. The Company plans to license its biodiesel technology internationally and to third-party biodiesel producers in the U.S. Kreido Biofuels is based in Camarillo, California. STT is a registered USPTO trademark of Kreido Biofuels, all rights reserved. For more information about Kreido Biofuels, visitwww.kreido.com.

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LOAD-DATE: December 12, 2007

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Dear John,

I believe that Ben is a member of the Class of 1970.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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Binninger, Ben (MC1970)

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JNews5
JNEWS: Killeen, Brian (MC????) named interim executive director Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

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The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
December 11, 2007 Tuesday
S. Berkshire Chamber names interim head
BYLINE: City
SECTION: BUSINESS

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce board of directors has announced that Brian Killeen has been named interim executive director.

He has served as a board member and treasurer and will step down from those seats to take his new job, serving through 2008. The chamber will conduct a search for a permanent director in coming months.

Killeen has more than 30 years of experience in the textile and apparel business. He founded Willow Creek Apparel in 1985 and grew the company into a national operation with 150 employees. The firm had manufacturing plants in three states, in Central America and in China. He sold the business in 2004.

For the past two years, Killeen has served as vice president of sales for Cypress Apparel Group in Sheffield. He also has experience both as a real estate investor and as a salesman.

He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Manhattan College and served four years in the Air Force. He is a former member of the CEO Club of New York.

LOAD-DATE: December 11, 2007

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Killeen, Brian (MC????)

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JNews6
JNEWS: Kristian, T. Peter (MC1973) general manager of Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners’ Association

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PR Newswire
December 11, 2007 Tuesday 11:06 PM GMT
Hilton Head Manager Elected to Top National Post
DATELINE: ALEXANDRIA, Va. Dec. 11

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — T. Peter Kristian, general manager of Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners’ Association in Hilton Head, S.C., has been elected president of Community Associations Institute (CAI), a 28,500-member national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, successful community associations across the country. Kristian was elected to the post by members of the CAI Board of Trustees.

Kristian has been involved in community management for almost 24 years. He joined the staff of Hilton Head Plantation as general manager in February 2000. With about 4,200 homes and close to 9,000 residents, the association encompasses almost 4,000 acres, featuring parks, pools, lagoons, lakes, marshes, two conservancies, a beach, tennis courts and acres of unspoiled open space. Kristian currently serves as vice chairman of the Hilton Head Island Board of Zoning Appeals.

Before moving to South Carolina, Kristian spent 16 years with Montgomery Village Foundation, a large community association in suburban Maryland, where he held the positions of facilities manager, director of community operations and executive vice president, a position he assumed in 1992. He was appointed to the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities in 1995, chairing the commission in 1998-99.

A member of CAI since 1988, Kristian has served on the Institute’s Board of Trustees for five years. He has also served on CAI’s Government and Public Affairs Committee, Large-Scale Managers Committee, an ethics review panel and a blue-ribbon task force that addressed the certification of community managers. Kristian has been active in both the Maryland and South Carolina chapters of CAI. In 1997, he was honored as “Volunteer of the Year” for his work as co-chair of the Maryland Legislative Action Committee.

In addition to earning his Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, Kristian holds the Large-Scale Manager (LSM) and Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designations, both awarded by CAI.

Kristian holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree from Long Island University. He and his wife, Martha, have been married for 35 years and have three children and two grandchildren.

More than 57 million Americans live in almost 300,000 association-governed communities nationwide.

CAI is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents, providing information, tools and resources to volunteers and professionals responsible for community association governance and management. More information can be obtained at http://www.caionline.org/ or by calling toll-free (888) 224-4321.

CONTACT: Frank Rathbun of Community Associations Institute,703-797-6261,

Web Site: http://www.caionline.org/

SOURCE Community Associations Institute

LOAD-DATE: December 12, 2007

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Dear John,

I believe that T. Peter is a member of the Class of 1973.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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Kristian, T. Peter (MC1973)

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JNews7
JASPERFINDING: Sal Monaco (MC1967)

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,239470.shtml

Western Governors University Appoints New Provost
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — 12/10/07 —
Posted : Mon, 10 Dec 2007 22:41:18 GMT
Category : PressRelease

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT — 12/10/07 — Western Governors University (WGU) today named Sal Monaco, Ph.D. as its new provost and vice-president of academic affairs, according to President Robert W. Mendenhall. Dr. Monaco joins WGU following a distinguished career developing and delivering high quality educational programs in business, technology, health care administration, and education. Dr. Monaco spent ten years at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), serving until 2006 as Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School of Management and Technology delivering online degrees to more than 12,000 students enrolled in 20 degree and 40 certificate programs.

He has more than 25 years of management responsibility in business, higher education, in the private sector, and with the United States Air Force. Since leaving UMUC in 2006, Dr Monaco has successfully served as Interim President of the New England College of Finance in Boston, Massachusetts, and most recently as Provost and Executive Vice President of the American College of Education. He holds a B.S.E. from Manhattan College, an M.S.E. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His appointment will be effective January 21, 2008.

“WGU is redefining the model for higher education by preparing students with a set of integrated competencies, rather than a succession of courses, that define the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed in today’s competitive marketplace,” says Dr. Monaco. “Through a thorough and carefully crafted objective assessment of each competency, WGU ensures that graduates actually possess these critical workforce skills. Today, the university is on the threshold of becoming a formidable and dominant force in providing education for working professionals in career areas that are most in demand.”

According to President Robert Mendenhall, “What attracted us most to Dr. Monaco is his commitment to high academic quality and his demonstrated success in managing faculty and student success in a high growth online education enterprise. As WGU continues to grow at a fast rate (45% growth last year), Dr. Monaco’s leadership will serve our growing student enrollment and the WGU academic staff extremely well.”

About Western Governors University (WGU)

WGU is the only accredited university in the U.S. offering online competency-based degree programs. The private non-profit university was founded and is supported by 19 governors, as well as more than 20 leading corporations and foundations, which include corporations and foundations such as AT & T, Bearing Point, Dell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, HCA, Microsoft, Oracle, Qwest, SunGard SCT, Sun Microsystems, and Zions Bank. WGU offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions, with students in all 50 states. More information is available at http://www.wgu.edu  .

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Dear John,

I believe that Sal is a member of the Class of 1967.

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
Class year updated by Sean in a blog comment

JOY: Sliger, Sean Patrick (MC2002) engaged

http:// blog.nj.com /southjerseylife/ 2007/11/ engagement_announcement_1.html

http://tinyurl.com/3928h2

Naddeo-Sliger

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A June 2008 wedding is planned in Brielle.

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Sliger, Sean Patrick (MC2002)

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JEmail02
COMMENT ON DAILY BLOG:

John Trocciola // December 12, 2007 at (edit)

I am a member of class of 1963, Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

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{JR:  Thanks, I’ve made the update.  }

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JASPERS FOUND WEB-WISE

JFound1
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MC mentioned web-wise

MFound1
MFound: Sports Information Manhattan College (1986-89)

http://sportsontheair.blogspot.com/ 2007/12/ leslieanne-wade-named-senior-vice.html

LeslieAnne Wade Named Senior Vice President, Communications, CBS Sports

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New York (Dec 6, 2007) – LeslieAnne Wade (pictured left) has been named Senior Vice President, Communications, CBS Sports, it was announced today by Gil Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, CBS Corporation, and Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. In this role, Wade will oversee the corporate and media relations effort for the Corporation’s sports businesses including CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, CSTV and CSTV.com, and will work closely with Showtime Sports and all the Company’s other sports properties.

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She began her career as Director of Sports Information at Fordham University (1985-86) and then Manhattan College (1986-89). During that time, she was actively involved with the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), serving as a National Coordinator of the Academic All-America program. In 1986 she was honored with a CoSIDA writing award.

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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://libertarianlifter.blogspot.com/2007/11/smell-of-freedom.html

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This Drew Carey bit is great. Especially note the government’s “Reefer Madness” spot. Link from the Libertarian Lifter. You can see the government’s propaganda here. Marijuana is called “a violent narcotic,” “an unspeakable scourge,” and “the real public enemy number…

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It’s a real shame that the casualties in the Gooferment’s War on Drugs is the American people’s sensibilities.

Guess they didn’t teach about Prohibition in gooferment skoolz.

We have violent turf wars, just like the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, in which neighborhoods are terrorized and there’s collateral damage. Ever hear of the Miller and Bud guys duking it out. Or the Pepsi and Coke folks shooting it out over space in the inner city.

No, it’s the black market resolving its disputes.

Now don’t get me wrong. Drug addiction is terrible. A tragedy.

But what we have done is far far worse.

If the gooferment can’t keep drugs out of its own prisons, the what chance do they have of doing it in a supposedly free society.

Nope, the market will provide what people demand. Only the gooferment is dumb enough to think that laws will change that. And, we’re even dumber to let them try!

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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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