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Sunday 23 December 2007

Housekeeping
This issue is at:
http://www.jasperjottings.com/2007/jasperjottings20071223.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 939 views last week; weekly site had 22. (Weekly site can replace Distribute!)

755 Jaspers are active on the Distribute Yahoo site. (One applicant I am awaiting a response from.)

The site had 1,385 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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New format after the first of the year!.

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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:
“Fearful as reality is, it is less fearful than evasions of reality … Look steadfastly into the slit, pinpointed malignant eyes of reality as an old-hand trainer dominates his wild beasts.” – Caitlin Thomas

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EXHORTATION
http://www.covenantnews.com/abortion/archives/035462.html

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November 24, 2007

While People Cut The Heads Off Babies by Abortion in Georgia, Willie Nelson Lobbies State for Tougher Dogfighting Laws The Associated Press ATLANTA — Willie Nelson is looking to become dog’s best friend. The country music star has filmed a television spot supporting an anti-dogfighting bill that is moving through the Georgia Legislature. In the ad, Nelson looks into the camera while “Georgia on My Mind” plays in the background. “Dogfighting is against the law in Georgia, but the laws are so weak, the beautiful state of Georgia has become a haven for dogfighters from around the country,” he says.

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Now, I have nothing against dog fighting. I think it is an excellent indicator of a crass brutal mind. I choose not to associate myself with such people. And, regard them with contempt.

But there is something very wrong with our priorities. And, in the holy day season, it just seems so much more obvious.

The Hollywood teen “star” announces her “pregnancy”. What a icon of values. At least she’s “keeping” the baby.

The Right to Life seems an appropriate seasonal topic today. It’s a tough issue. As a society, we are confused. Our laws seem to reflect a wonton disregard for the Constitutional principle. Our ethics seems to allow us to ignore the children after they are born and certainly they are on their own after 18. Our morals seem to change to suit the situation.

You can’t be “pro-life” unless you “do” something. You can’t be “pro-life” unless you realize that it’s more than just stopping abortion. You can’t be “pro-life” and vote for the pandering politician.

At this time in the season, hopefully, open hearts will be softened to realize just how counterproductive abortion is. And, that each life has value.

Maybe then we can get to “solving” the easy problem. Somehow, I don’t’ think we solve problems by force of law. We solve them by changing “hearts and minds” one by one.

Dona nobis pacem!

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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
3    Obits
4    Jaspers_in_the_News
0    Manhattan_in_the_News
3    Email From Jaspers
2    Jaspers found web-wise
0    MC mentioned web-wise
1    New Jasper Bloggers

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PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS
Class    Name    Locator
1950    Precourt, Gerald F.     JObit2
1951    Cuomo, Eugene     JObit1
1956    Rothenheber, Walter     JObit3
1957    Martin, John S. Jr.     JFound1
1962    Lehr, Valentine     JNews1
1965    Giuliani, Rudy     JFound1
1965    Rooney, John Peter     JEmail03
1969    Carbonell, Ruben     JNews3
1973    Wilkins, Ann     JFound2
1981    Moore, Edward R.     JNews4
1983?    Malone, James     JNews2
1984    Ryan, Jim     JEmail02
1986    Dowd, Raymond J.     JEmail01  (cited)
1997    Kosior, Susan Cherepon     JBloggerNew1
1997    Kosior, Susan Cherepon     JEmail01  (cited)
2004    Babilonia, Gemarla     JEmail01 (cited)
2004    Musharbash, Miyada     JEmail01 (cited)

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PARTICIPANTS BY NAME
Class    Name    Locator
2004    Babilonia, Gemarla     JEmail01 (cited)
1969    Carbonell, Ruben     JNews3
1951    Cuomo, Eugene     JObit1
1986    Dowd, Raymond J.     JEmail01  (cited)
1965    Giuliani, Rudy     JFound1
1997    Kosior, Susan Cherepon     JBloggerNew1
1997    Kosior, Susan Cherepon     JEmail01  (cited)
1962    Lehr, Valentine     JNews1
1983?    Malone, James     JNews2
1957    Martin, John S. Jr.     JFound1
1981    Moore, Edward R.     JNews4
2004    Musharbash, Miyada     JEmail01 (cited)
1950    Precourt, Gerald F.     JObit2
1965    Rooney, John Peter     JEmail03
1956    Rothenheber, Walter     JObit3
1984    Ryan, Jim     JEmail02
1973    Wilkins, Ann     JFound2

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AND NOW THE “NEWS” if there is any

HEADQUARTER’S MESSAGES

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OBITS

(Memento Mori)

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ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 17DEC07 Congers, NY Cuomo, Eugene (MC1951)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /NorthJersey/ DeathNotices .asp? Page=LifeStory &PersonId=99611870

http://tinyurl.com/333rds

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Eugene Cuomo

CUOMO Eugene of Nyack, New York passed away on December 13, 2007 at the age of 78. Bora January 30, 1929 in Yonkers, NY to Michael and Helen (Tully) Cuomo. Eugene graduated from Manhattan College in 1951 and was a Professional Engineer. In 1951 he married Louise Faini in Yonkers, NY. He is survived by his loving wife Louise, daughters Jeanette Bossi and husband David Koravos of San Diego, CA, Donna and husband Robert Patch of Valley Cottage, NY and Carrie and husband Thomas Rooney of Oradell, NJ., beloved grandfather to Monica, Steven and Krista Bossi, Elena and Alex Patch, and Luisa, Gregory, Christopher and Claudia Rooney. He is also survived by his brother Leo Cuomo and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Paul Cuomo. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-6PM at Higgins Funeral Home Congers, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday December 17, 2007 10AM at St. Paul’s Church Congers, NY. Interment will follow at Fred Loescher Veterans Cemetery New Hempstead, NY. His final resting place will be in the heart of each person’s life he touched. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eugene’s name to a charity of your choice.

Published in The Record and Herald News on 12/15/2007.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http:// http://www.legacy.com /NorthJersey/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=99611870

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ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 17DEC07 Cranston, RI Precourt, Gerald F. (MCatnd1950)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /Providence/ Obituaries.asp? Page=LifeStory &PersonId=99612164

http://tinyurl.com/2oc2lg

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Gerald F. Precourt

PRECOURT, MAJOR GERALD F., 83, of Old Pocasset Lane, formerly of Middle Highway, Barrington, passed away on December 13, 2007 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth (Doyle) Precourt. They had been married for fifty-one years.

Born in Providence on June 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Herbert O. and Elizabeth (McHugh) Precourt, and the brother of the late Herbert A. Precourt. Major Precourt graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1942, and shortly after entered the U.S. Army Air Force. After completing basic training at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, MO, he underwent pre-flight training at Embry-Riddle Flight School in Arcadia, FL. The Major then received basic flight training at Bainbridge, GA, and twin-engine flight school training at Columbus, MS, which he completed in November, 1944. Subsequent instruction in B-24 flight training followed at Maxwell Field, AL. He then underwent training in flying B-29 bombers at Shepard Field in Shreveport, LA.

After the war, Major Precourt entered the Air Force Reserve, from which he retired in 1984, after forty-two years of service. He attended Manhattan College, and in 1949 entered into employment with the State of RI Dept. of Public Works, Division of Roads and Bridges. He retired from the position of Chief Draftsman in 1980. After his retirement, Major Precourt and his wife Elizabeth, a former Providence and Barrington middle school teacher, worked for JANCO, Inc. constructing greenhouses across the state for five years.

He leaves a sister-in-law, Ruth Precourt; a niece Caroline and her husband Matthew Ponko, as well as two grandnieces, Chiara and Caitlin, and a cousin, Robert McClellan.

His funeral will be held Monday from the URQUHART MURPHY Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Greenwood, Warwick (Exit 12A on I95) at 8 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Immaculate Conception Church, Oaklawn Avenue at Garden Hills Drive, Cranston at 9 a.m. Burial with full military honors will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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http:// http://www.legacy.com /Providence/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=99612164

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerald is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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Precourt, Gerald F. (1950)

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JObit3
ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 21DEC07 Troy, NY Rothenheber, Walter (MC1956)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /GreenwichTime/ DeathNotices.asp? Page=LifeStory &PersonId=99843255

http://tinyurl.com/3xba6f

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WALTER ROTHENHEBER

72, died unexpectedly at his home on December 14, 2007. Born, raised, and educated in Troy, NY, he was son of the late Nicholas and Barbara Neudecker Rothenheber. He received his elementary education at St. Lawrence School and secondary education at LaSalle Institute where he graduated with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. While at LaSalle, he played football, swimming and tennis for four years. Following graduation, he received a swimming scholarship to Manhattan College and enrolled in the School of Physical Education. While at Manhattan, he swam and played water polo and tennis for four years and during his junior and senior years, was captain of the swimming team. He was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa and the National Education Honor Society. He graduated from Manhattan with a B.S. degree in Physical Education. During and after college, he was an Army reservist, attached to the 77th Infantry division, Military Police, for eight years, following which, he was honorably discharged in 1959. He then received a masters degree from New York University in administration of physical education, health and recreation. In 1956, Walter took employment with St. Mary High School in Greenwich, CT where he worked for 35 years. He served as the school’s athletic director for 25 of those years and taught various subjects and coached football, basketball, baseball and swimming. The latter sport for which he was most recognized. As a highly successful swimming coach, Walter founded the St. Mary’s H.S. Boys Swimming Program compiling a lifetime career won-loss record of 186-119 and eight consecutive Westchester private parochial high school championships. In 1975, he founded the girl’s swim program at the school. Walter also coached summer country club swimming programs at the Milbrook Club in Greenwich, CT where he produced 10 consecutive Fairfield County championship teams from 1959-1968 and the Newfield Club in Stamford, CT where he produced two more championship teams in 1971-72. Walter founded the highly successful Shark Swim Team in 1972, which produced many state, regional, junior national and Olympic sport festival champions as well as numerous national, Olympic trial and world championship qualifiers. His men’s and women’s Shark teams, from 1967 to 1985, combined, won twelve state level championships and eleven runner-up titles. Many of Walter’s swimmers went on to be collegiate champions, team captains and some followed him into the ranks of coaching. In national recognition of his accomplishments, Walter was selected as coach of the 1979 East team for the Olympics sports festival at Colorado Springs. He was one of the founding members of the Connecticut Swimming Association. Other recognitions include 1985 and 1986 Connecticut Swimming Coach of the Year, 25-year service award from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association and in 1985, became a level five coach of that same organization, the highest-ranking coaching level in the United States. In 2005, he was inducted into the Greenwich Aquatic Hall of Fame. He resigned from the Shark program in 1989 and in 1991 retired from St. Mary High School. More recently, he was employed by the Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck, NY as manager of all outdoor sports activities and lastly at Burning Tree Golf Club in Greenwich as the course starter.

He is survived by several cousins and dear friends.

Funeral Mass on Friday at 10am in the Church of St. Margaret Mary Church, Homestead Street at Western Avenue, Albany, NY with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy, NY. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 5 until 8pm at the Doran Funeral Home, 9 South Lake Avenue, Troy, NY. Memorial donations, in Walter’s memory, to the Greenwich Aquatic Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund, c/o YWCA, Boston Post Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Published in the GreenwichTime on 12/19/2007.

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Dear John,

I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

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Rothenheber, Walter (MC1956)

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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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MNEWS: Valentine Lehr serves on the board of trustees of Manhattan College

PR Newswire
December 19, 2007 Wednesday 2:19 PM GMT
Global Engineering Conference Announces Keynote Speakers: Rick Fedrizzi and Valentine Lehr
DATELINE: SYRACUSE, N.Y. Dec. 19

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Valentine Lehr, senior partner, Lehr Consultants International, will be keynote speakers at the opening plenary for the 10th Global Engineering Conference sponsored by Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp.(NYSE:UTX)and HPAC Engineering magazine. The conference will take place April 9-11, 2008, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

“Carrier is thrilled to have Rick and Val as keynote speakers at the 10th Global Engineering Conference,” noted Kelly Romano, president of Carrier Building Systems and Services. “Carrier and United Technologies have long been supporters of the U.S Green Building Council and we are excited to extend the synergy through this event.”

Attended by global consulting and design engineers, the conference will focus on new technology and engineering topics in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. The theme of the 10th Global Engineering Conference is designing and building for sustainability, with the goals of reducing environmental impact through reducing the consumption of non- renewable natural resources and by minimizing waste, and creating healthy, productive environments.

Speakers will discuss finding solutions that provide environmental, societal, and human benefits while reducing construction and operating costs. The solutions consider all project aspects including planning, design, construction, operation and decommissioning.

Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of USGBC since April 2004, has spearheaded a number of critical initiatives, including a major refinement of the LEED Rating System, and its extension into homes, schools and healthcare. The USGBC has grown to 70+ local chapters and more than 12,000 organizations representing millions of employees, stakeholders and communities.

In 2007, the Council advanced its agenda of outreach and education by working with the Clinton Global Initiative, the International Codes Council, and other national and international NGOs and trade associations.

Prior to his appointment, Fedrizzi was the founder and president of Green- Think, an environmentally focused marketing and communications consulting firm. He founded Green-Think after a distinguished 25-year career at United Technologies Corp. where he served as an in-house environmental marketing consultant.

Valentine Lehr is a recognized industry leader, educator, lecturer, and a published engineer. Licensed in 28 U.S. states and territories, Lehr is a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom and a licensed professional engineer in Australia. He is a senior partner of Lehr Consultants International and founding partner of its precursor formed in 1969.

Lehr is former president of the New York Association of Consulting Engineers, a fellow of ASHRAE and ASCE, and member of NSPE, AWWA, ASPE, and ASSE. He also serves on the board of trustees of Manhattan College, LaSalle Academy and the newly formed East New York Academy Charter School. In addition to lecturing at numerous colleges and universities, Lehr is an adjunct professor at New York University and has been on its faculty since 1968.

Lehr’s experience covers projects on six continents. Noted for innovation in high-rise construction, hotel design and master planning of complex projects, he is also dedicated to environmentally responsive sustainable design and has led the design efforts in numerous award winning environmental projects.

For more information and registration details on the 2008 Global Engineering Conference, visit http://www.globalengineeringconference.com/ .

About Carrier Corp.

Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2006 revenues of $13.5 billion, Carrier has approximately 41,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit http://www.carrier.com/ for more information.

About HPAC Engineering

HPAC Engineering is part of Penton Media Inc., the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. HPAC Engineering is a family of in-print, on-line and in-person media devoted to helping buildings professionals, including engineers, architects, mechanical contractors and building managers and owners, design and specify mechanical systems for new and existing commercial, industrial, institutional and government buildings. For additional information on HPAC Engineering, visit http://www.hpac.com/ . For more information on Penton, headquartered in New York City, visit http://www.penton.com/ .

CONTACT: Christine Hiney of Carrier Corporation, +1-315-432-7176,

Christine.Hiney c/o carrier.utc.com

Web site: http://www.globalengineeringconference.com/

http://www.carrier.com/

http://www.hpac.com/

SOURCE Carrier Corp. http://www.prnewswire.com

LOAD-DATE: December 19, 2007

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Dear John,

I believe that Val is a member of the Class of 1962.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike. It didn’t mention he was an alum. Good catch!)

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JNEWS: James Malone (MC1983?)

http://www.businesswire.com/ portal/site/google/index.jsp? ndmViewId=news_view &newsId=20071213005253 &newsLang=en

Yellowcake Appoints Siegfried Muessig and James Malone to Board of Directors

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yellowcake Mining Inc. (OTCBB:YCKM) (”Yellowcake” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Siegfried Muessig, and James Malone to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Muessig, PhD has over 50 years of mining experience, including Vice President of Getty Mining Company. Mr. Muessig played a leading role in the discovery of the Jabiluka uranium deposit, and discovery, development, and mining of uranium at Petrotomics Mining Company in Wyoming. Under his direction, Getty Mining commenced coal mining, developed the Mercur gold mine, and had 50 percent participation in the discovery of Escondida deposit in Chile, now the world’s largest copper mine.

Mr. Muessig has been a senior advisor to major mining companies. While he was president, Crystal Exploration operated a diamond exploration program in the U.S. in joint venture with Dow Chemical and Ashton Mining Co.

Mr. Muessig is a past president of the Society of Economic Geologists; a Distinguished Member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; a Fellow of the Geological Society of America; and served on the committee on Geology of the National Academy of Science. He is a Founding Member of the Division of Energy Minerals of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and served on the Uranium Advisory Committee of the American Mining Congress.

Mr. Malone has more than 39 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, focused on the technical, economic and planning aspects of nuclear fuels. Mr. Malone is the Vice President of Nuclear Fuels for Exelon Generation since 1999. Nuclear Fuels provides the strategic direction and tactical guidance for Exelon’s nuclear fuel cycle activities, including procurement, special nuclear material accounting and safeguards, economics, and fuel cycle cost. Nuclear Fuels also provides reload bundle and core design, safety analysis and plant technical support including fuel reliability, component procurement strategy, high- level waste and spent fuel management. Mr. Malone also guides the interactions of the Nuclear Fuels staff in the regulatory, political and public acceptance areas.

Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Malone was a Vice-President and Senior Consultant at NAC International where he participated in fuel cycle consulting including the front and back-ends of the fuels cycle, and fuel reliability via NAC’s Stoller Nuclear Fuel Division.

Mr. Malone is a member of the American Nuclear Society and a Past Chairman of the Fuel Cycle Waste Management Division and obtained a B.S. in chemical engineering (nuclear) from Manhattan College.

William Tafuri, CEO stated, “the addition of Sig and Jim to our board, reflects our strategy of becoming a Uranium producer in the medium term. We believe both of these gentlemen will be instrumental in developing our assets and infrastructure for production.” Tafuri added,” We have promoted Richard Klatt to the position of Vice President Exploration, further demonstrating our intent to increase our asset base and continue toward production.” Richard Klatt is a serving member of the board of directors. A summary of his achievements is posted on the Yellowcake website. http://www.yellowcakemining.com.

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Dear John,

It is possible that James is a member of the Class of 1983, but I am not sure.

Mike

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JNews3
JNEWS: Carbonell, Ruben (MC1969) a professor at N.C. State University

http://www.wral.com/business/local_tech_wire/news/story/2189353

Biotech Training Center Names NCSU Professor as Director

Posted: Dec. 18, 2007

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Raleigh — Ruben Carbonell, a professor at N.C. State University, has been named the director of the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center.

The center, which is located at the Centennial Campus at NCSU, recently launched its operation.

Carbonell replaces Peter Kilpatrick, who recently resigned to become head of the College of Engineering at Notre Dame. Carbonell assumes the job on Jan. 1.

The training center was founded to train as many as 2,000 workers every year for North Carolina’s growing biotech industry.

Carbonell is a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor at NCSU. He also is director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science.

“Ruben Carbonell is a distinguished researcher and talented administrator who has worn a number of hats during his nearly two dozen years at NC State,” said Larry Nielsen, NC State’s provost and executive vice chancellor. “We’re fortunate that we can put this important facility and its training programs – which will have such a tremendous impact on the growth of the biomanufacturing sector in our state – in his capable hands.”

Carbonell joined the NCSU faculty in 1984. He received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College and a PhD in chemical engineering at Princeton.

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Dear John,

I believe that Ruben is a member of the Class of 1969.

Mike

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JNEWS: Moore, Edward R. (MC1981) in M.R. Beal’s fixed income sales department

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M.R. Beal Announces Appointments of Carmen C. Pigler and Edward R. Moore as Vice Presidents

Last update: 12:12 p.m. EST Dec. 14, 2007

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NEW YORK, Dec 14, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — M.R. Beal & Company, a leading investment bank specializing municipal, corporate finance and equity execution, announced today that Carmen C. Pigler and Edward R. Moore have joined the firm in New York as vice presidents.

Ms. Pigler, most recently a vice president at Raymond James & Associates, will report to Wayne Seaton, executive vice president of M.R. Beal’s public finance department. She will be responsible for analyzing the financial needs of the firm’s municipal clients and providing service to the firm’s growing client base in the areas of the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest regions. Ms. Pigler previously held positions at Fleet Securities, Inc.; Diamond Tree Partners, LLC; Merrill Lynch; and within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Mr. Moore joins M.R. Beal after seventeen years with Chapdelaine & Company, lastly in the position of vice president for national sales. Mr. Moore will work in M.R. Beal’s fixed income sales department, where he will bolster the firm’s institutional sales effort. He will report to executive vice president Jay Alpert. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Moore held positions at middle market commercial real estate firm L.B. Kaye & Co., as well as with brokerage firms Clifford Drake & Company and Cantor, Fitzgerald & Company.

“Carmen and Edward’s specialized knowledge and extensive experience in the municipal finance sector strongly complement those of our already formidable team,” said Bernard Beal, founder and chief executive officer of M.R. Beal. “The firm and its clients will undoubtedly benefit greatly from their exceptional expertise.”

Ms. Pigler, 43, earned her masters degree in finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and her undergraduate degree in economics from South Carolina State University. Mr. Moore, 48, earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Manhattan College, where he graduated with honors.

About M.R. Beal

Founded in 1988, M.R. Beal is a leading investment bank specializing in municipal, corporate finance and equity execution. Based in New York, the minority-owned firm participated in $31.6 billion of municipal underwritings in 2006 and continues to rank among the top 20 underwriters of municipal securities worldwide. Additionally the firm has participated in nine of the 11 largest IPO’s in history, representing an equity volume exceeding $21 billion to date. M.R. Beal’s institutional clients include a wide array of leading U.S. corporations, as well as state and local government and not-for-profit entities. In addition to its New York headquarters, M.R. Beal also has offices in Chicago, Sacramento, Dallas and Atlanta.

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I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

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

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JEMAILXX: Does MC have a good international relations program?

By Jasper John 68 on JEmail

MY RESPONSE TO A POTENTIAL MC STUDENT

>thanks for your advice about manhattan college. but i was wondering if they have a good international relations program?

Dear Ms. Rachel:

You’ve now far exceeded the abilities of a fat old injineer. So I’m going to ask for help on your question.

Bear in mind the holy day season, so their responses maybe a little delayed.

I know some Jaspers and Staffers who might be better able to answer that question. Next week when I feature the question in my email ezine even more might chime in.

Here’s Staffers who I know up at the College would be qualified to answer:

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Brother John Guasconi, F.S.C.
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
718-862-7931
john dot guasconi c/o manhattan dot edu

School of Arts
Program in International Studies
Dr. Pamela Chasek, Director of the Program
(718) 862-7248
Pamela dot chasek c/o manhattan dot edu
http://www.manhattan.edu/academics/arts/intl/index.shtml

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Here’s who I “know” to varying degrees who have International Studies major or minor from MC. I’ve copied them (in the bcc field) and you’ll get a “on the ground view point” from them. Hopefully. They’ll have your email address so they may come directly to you. (Sending it to me wouldn’t add any value.)

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Raymond J. Dowd
http://www.dunnington.com/biodowd.html
Law (J.D. 1991) COLLEGE: Manhattan College (B.A. cum laude International Studies, 1986) Sorbonne, Paris, 1985 French Language Certificate mention bien) Centro

Ms. Susan Cherepon [MC1997] Kosior
http://katekosior.blogspot.com/
Major: International Studies

Ms. Gemarla [MC2004] Babilonia
http://manhattan.edu/academics/arts/intl/newsletters
/October%202005%20Newsletter.pdf
Major 1: Government Minor 1: Spanish Major 2: International Studies

Ms. Miyada [MC2004] Musharbash
Major 1: International Studies Major (2) Peace Studies

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I’ll pass along any more responses as they come into me.

Hopefully this will impress you with how alums help each other out. And, how much we believe in the value that MC delivers.

And, in my case, how easy it is to slip past them out the door with a diploma under the radar by the skin of one’s teeth. :-) My two claims to fame from my college career were: lowest graduating index where I won the anchor pool of about 500$ collected for the poor slob who was going to have a hard time finding a job with such lousy grades AND the highest salary after graduation (my nearest competitor was half; I cheated I was working full time while in school!)

Feel free to let me know how you are doing.

Fjohn

Ferdinand John Reinke
Manhattan College Alumni – Class of 1968

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JEmail02
From: Yahoo! Groups Notification
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:51 AM
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: APPROVE — jamesmalachyryan  wants to join Distribute_Jasper_Jottings

Hello,

The following person would like to join the Distribute_Jasper_Jottings group:

Comment from user:

1984 grad

{JR:  Welcome Jim Ryan (MC1984) }

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JEmail03
From: John Peter Rooney [1965]
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:30 PM
Subject: Papal Visit 2008

John Peter Rooney
ASQ CRE #2425

{JR: Neat graphic to remind us that the Pope is coming to the USA. Maybe it will help? http://www.uspapalvisit.org   }

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JASPERS FOUND WEB-WISE

JFound1
JFound: Rudy’s”memory” on TV fires up another Jasper’s pen

From: Mike McEneney
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2007 4:25 PM
To: Reinke’s Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
Subject: NY Times

Dear John,

Today’s NY Times (Monday 12/17/07) at page A31,has an OP-ED piece by Judge John S. Martin, Jr. ‘57, that takes Rudy Giuliani ‘65, to task for comments Rudy made on “Meet The Press” a week ago about ” . . . how he . . (was) able to turn around the United States Attorney’s office..” Judge Martin was Rudy’s predecessor at that office.

I have a copy if you need it.

Mike

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Got it, Mike, Thanks. So I guess Judge Martin ‘57 won’t be voting for Rudy ‘65?

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http:// http://www.nytimes.com /2007/ 12 /17/ opinion /17martin.html?_ r=1 &oref=slogin &ref=todayspaper &pagewanted=print

http://tinyurl.com/367jax

December 17, 2007
Op-Ed Contributor
The Office I Left Giuliani
By JOHN S. MARTIN Jr.

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ON “Meet the Press” a week ago, Rudolph W. Giuliani attempted to deflect criticism of his close relationship with his former police commissioner, Bernard Kerik, by saying that his misjudgment of Mr. Kerik had to be weighed against his other accomplishments. “How can I not have pretty good judgment about the people who work for me and not been able to turn around the United States attorney’s office?” he asked. But Mr. Giuliani’s claim to have turned around the Manhattan United States attorney’s office is not only untrue, it is an insult to the outstanding men and women who have served in that office over the last 50 years.

When he became the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1983 (I was his immediate predecessor), Mr. Giuliani did not take over a moribund prosecutor’s office; he became the head of the premier United States attorney’s office in the country, with a tradition of excellence stretching back 30 years under the leadership of such legal luminaries as Robert M. Morgenthau, the current Manhattan district attorney, and Robert B. Fiske Jr., the original Whitewater special prosecutor. Mr. Giuliani took over an office staffed by a group of the finest young lawyers in the country.

To Mr. Giuliani’s credit he made no major changes in the staff or leadership group he inherited. He retained William Tendy, a career prosecutor, as chief assistant, and Lawrence Pedowitz, a former Supreme Court law clerk and partner in the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, as chief of the criminal division. It was primarily the outstanding lawyers Mr. Giuliani inherited who investigated and prosecuted the important cases.

This is not to say that Mr. Giuliani was not a good trial lawyer and that he did not provide effective leadership. But the important cases prosecuted during his tenure did not result from some unique initiative or insight on his part.

Mr. Giuliani claims that he came up with the idea of prosecuting the leaders of each of the major crime families in a single case under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. While that may be his perception, the idea was first broached by the head of the criminal section of the F.B.I.’s New York office in a meeting with me and my staff approximately a year before Mr. Giuliani took office. By the time he was sworn in, the office was laying the groundwork for that case and had in place wiretaps on three of the five organized-crime families in New York City. Among the lawyers already assigned to those cases were Louis Freeh, later the director of the F.B.I., and Barbara Jones, later the chief assistant district attorney for Manhattan and now a United States district court judge.

While the United States attorney’s office under Mr. Giuliani prosecuted a number of high-profile securities fraud cases, including those against Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken, the original information from which these cases developed came from Merrill Lynch, whose compliance staff had spotted what appeared to be insider trading in an account in the Bahamas. This account turned out to be owned by Dennis Levine, a leading Wall Street investment banker who, when confronted with the evidence against him, agreed to cooperate with the United States attorney’s office.

The principal case that Mr. Giuliani personally tried during his six-year tenure, that of Stanley M. Friedman, the Bronx Democratic leader accused of corruption, had its genesis in an investigation conducted by the F.B.I. in Chicago. A person who had been caught paying bribes to Chicago city officials revealed to the F.B.I. that he had also been paying bribes to an official in the New York City Parking Violations Bureau. That official, Geoffrey Lindenauer, in turn cooperated in the investigation, and this led to the indictment — and ultimately the conviction — of Mr. Friedman.

There is no question that Mr. Giuliani is an able lawyer. It is unfortunate, however, that he feels he must denigrate the accomplishments of others to advance his own political interests. What has made the office of the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York an example of what a great prosecutor’s office should be is its tradition of hiring the best lawyers available, without regard to party affiliation, and allowing them to do their job free from political influence. Mr. Giuliani did not have to turn the prosecutor’s office around; he simply had to keep it moving forward.

John S. Martin Jr. was the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1980 to 1983.

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JFound2
JFound: Wilkins, Ann (MC1973) gave her Mom ” Best moments in my life”

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200771213083

great moments
Originally posted on December 16, 2007
STEPHEN HAYFORD/The News-Press

• Peggy Wilkins, 48, of Century 21 Prestige has been a Realtor in Southwest Florida for 15 years.

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Name: Peggy Wilkins

Job: Realtor with Century 21 Prestige Realty Group at The Gateway to Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach. I have been in real estate full time for 15 years, specializing in all forms of residential real estate. Web site: http://www.PeggyWilkins.com.

{Extraneous Deleted}

Best moments in my life: Becoming a grandmother to Michael Jakob, and watching my daughter Ann graduate from Manhattan College with her master’s degree.

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Dear John,

I believe that Ann received her Masters Degree in 1973.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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Wilkins, Ann (MC1973)

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MC mentioned web-wise

MFound1
{NOTHING}

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JASPER’s BLOGGING

JBlog
JBlogger: Ms. Susan Cherepon [MC1997] Kosior

Ms. Susan Cherepon [MC1997] Kosior

http://katekosior.blogspot.com/

Major: International Studies

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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
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HAPPY SOLSTICE, HAPPY HANUKKAH, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY KWANZA

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday(tm), practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all . . . and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2000, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only “AMERICA” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual orientation of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

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ROFL! And, I hope that this greeting “translates” to you. If not, then you really have lost the sense of humor characteristic of Jaspers.

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And that’s the last word.

Curmudgeon

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GBu GBA

“Bon courage a vous tous”

-30-

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