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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 – 2008 MAR 02

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK09.htm

Index

ADMINISTRIVIA: New format and using blogs has saved a lot of time
JASPER HEADQUARTERS: Naples, Florida St. Patrick’s Day Parade On March 15
JBlogger: “cupkate9″ (MC2003?) maybe a Jasper?
JFound: Ewart, John (MC1973) (on LINKEDIN)
JFound: Marshall, Bill (MC1967) cite in a blog post
JNEWS: A new category “Jasper By Marriage”?
JNEWS: Benvenuti, Raynard (MC1978) joins Greenbriar Equity Group LLC
JNEWS: Brevetti, Gregory R. (MC????) weds
JNEWS: Dolan, Thomas J. (MC1966) Joins Board of The TAS Group
JNEWS: Farrelly, James (MC1974) heading a nonprofit agency
JNEWS: Lopiano, Victor N. (MC1972) to Lead PPL Nuclear Development Effort
JNEWS: Spillane, Brendan J. (MC????) to EVP Vestar Capital Partners
JObit: Gambino, William J. (MC1952)
JObit: Haring, Warren Sr. (MC1953)
JOY: Lampasona, John (MC????) weds
MFound: Leinen, Stephen (MCfac?) book cited
MFound: Wilcox, John (MCfac) rates the debate as an expert
MNEWS: Dean’s list cited
MNEWS: urban minority teens
Comment on JEMAIL: Fagan, Eugene [MC1950] finds Jasper Manning’s obit by TERRI L. MANNING
Comment on Copyright 2007 Ferdinand J. Reinke All Rights Reserved. by Pat Keogh ’65 Prep ’61
Comment on Copyright 2007 Ferdinand J. Reinke All Rights Reserved. by reinkefj

 

ADMINISTRIVIA: New format and using blogs has saved a lot of time

Just for the record, and to give you all a peek behind the “curtain”. I assembled, edited, and pushed this week’s edition in just over ONE HOUR!

Why should you care? It allows me to include in the weekly push items that were found yesterday. Under the old meme, I had to cut off on Wednesday, do hours of prep work, to push on Saturday. I pushed on Saturday in case the Inet pushed back (i.e., the many moving parts stopped moving) and I could recover. While my process still has a lot of rough edges, it seems to be working from this side of the glass.

Hopefully it’s working on your side as well.

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* Posted on: Sun, Feb 24 2008 8:12 AM

JNEWS: Brevetti, Gregory R. (MC????) weds

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/fashion/weddings/24Riano.html?_r=1&ref=weddings&oref=slogin

Elaine Riano and Gregory Brevetti
Published: February 24, 2008

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Elaine Riano and Dr. Gregory R. Brevetti were married on Friday. C. María Luisa González Castro, the municipal director of the civil registry of San José del Cabo, Mexico, officiated at the One & Only Palmilla, a resort there. Afterward, Marco Aréchiga, a Universal Life minister, led a nondenominational ceremony in the same location.

Mrs. Riano-Brevetti, 32, is a nurse anesthetist in the cardiothoracic anesthesiology division of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. She graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent and received a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia from the State University Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

Her mother, Ilma I. Navarro of Long Island City, Queens, retired as a production line supervisor for Cooper Wiring Device, a company in Long Island City that produced electrical devices, where she supervised and delegated work in the factory.

Dr. Brevetti, 40, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is a founding partner in Interboro Surgical Associates, a cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery group with offices in Brooklyn and New Brighton, Staten Island. He graduated from Manhattan College and received his medical degree from the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

He is a son of Teresa Brevetti and Dr. Gregorio C. Brevetti of Brooklyn. His father, a retired thoracic surgeon, had a private practice in Brooklyn.

The bridegroom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.

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* Posted on: Sun, Feb 24 2008 5:48 PM

MFound: Leinen, Stephen (MCfac?) book cited

http://criminal-justice-online.blogspot.com/2008/02/over-1800-police-books.html

Criminal Justice Online
Providing criminal justice practitioners, students and academics with online information and resources.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Over 1800 Police Books

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Stephen Leinen is a former New York City Police Department lieutenant. After leaving the NYPD he became a professor of sociology at Manattan College. Ulitmately, in 2006 he retired as the Chair, Department of Sociology, Manhattan College. Stephen Leinen is the author of Gay Cops and of Black Police, Whie Society.

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Leinen, Stephen (MCfac?)

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[JR: Is this one of “our” faculty? Or another case of “Manhattan” confusion. Help? Note, I didn’t change the typos in the text. It may be an indication of the reliability.]

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* Posted on: Tue, Feb 26 2008 7:43 AM

MFound: Wilcox, John (MCfac) rates the debate as an expert

http://liberalarts-college.blogspot.com/2008/02/news-sources-change-you-can-xerox.html

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John Wilcox – Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College – Wilcox is the founder and director of the Center for Professional Ethics.

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AND

http://www.collegenews.org/expertDetail.xml?ID=177

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Experts Record Detail

Name: John Wilcox
College: Manhattan College
Position: Professor of Religious Studies
Office Phone: 718-862-7442
News Phone: 718-862-7232
Topic: Professional Ethics

Description: Founder and director, Center for Professional Ethics; responsible for ethical dimension of curriculum; teaches professional responsiblity for Commodities Exchange Center, Futures Industry Institute, NY Institute for Finance and NY Mercantile Exchange; conducted values audit at College of Mount St. Vincent, University of Central Lancashire UK, University of San Diego, Seton Hall University.

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* Posted on: Tue, Feb 26 2008 7:49 AM

JNEWS: Farrelly, James (MC1974) heading a nonprofit agency

http://www.sptimes.com/2008/02/25/news_pf/Pasco/Agency_leader_hits_th.shtml

Agency leader hits the ground running
Jim Farrelly’s high energy and family values equip him for the challenging role.
By Lisa Buie, Times Staff Writer
Published February 25, 2008
SPRING HILL

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Jim Farrelly is an experienced marathon runner. Good thing. He has a long road to negotiate if he expects to remake the agency that oversees early-childhood programs in Pasco and Hernando counties. Even he recognizes it. “It’s not going to be an outstanding year,” he said. “But we’re certainly on the road back.” In the end, however, Farrelly not only expects to revive the Pasco Hernando Early Learning Coalition, but he plans to make it thrive.

“I’ve got my eye on being No. 1 in the state of Florida,” said Farrelly, whose most recent job was heading a nonprofit agency that provides guardians to incapacitated adults in New Jersey. “Give me time.”

Those who work closely with Farrelly already are heaping on the praise.

“I never thought such a breath of fresh air could come out of New Jersey,” joked Lisa Hammond, chairwoman of the volunteer board that oversees the coalition.

In January, Farrelly took over as executive of the coalition. The nonprofit agency oversees day care centers that serve low-income children and those who participate in the voluntary pre-kindergarten program open to everyone.

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After reviewing about 90 resumes, board members settled on Farrelly, a 58-year-old native New Yorker and former school superintendent.

Until he flew in for his job interview last fall, he had never “set foot in Pasco or Hernando,” he proudly pointed out to board members during his first official meeting last month.

He has dubbed 2008 a year of “R and R.” In Farrelly speak, that means reorganization and rebuilding.

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“This man is a blessing,” the agency’s quality manager, Noreen St. Jean, said after Farrelly attended his first board meeting.

All the hard work has left Farrelly little time to train for marathons, although he still runs most days at 5 a.m.

“I’ve retired from marathons,” he said. “I’m only going to do half-marathons from now on.”

Lisa Buie can be reached at {Extraneous Deleted} or 813 909-4604.

Just call him Jim

Name: James Farrelly. He prefers Jim.

Age: “A vibrant 58,” he says.

Title: Executive director, Pasco Hernando Early Learning Coalition.

Background: Born in the Bronx, grew up a few blocks from Yankee Stadium. Went from high school straight to the Army in the Vietnam era. Served in Germany. Went to college on the G.I. Bill.

Education: Undergraduate degree in secondary education/history, Manhattan College, New York City, 1974. Master’s degree in special education, the College of New Rochelle, 1976. Completed course requirements for doctorate in educational psychology from Rutgers University, 1986. He was awarded the diplomate in educational administration in 1994.

Experience: Teacher, New York City public schools, 1974-76; special education teacher, Spotswood Public High School, N.J., 1976-80; Served in school administration, 1981-2001. Also, worked as an educational consultant, 1995-2003; executive director, Volunteer Guardianship One-on-One, 2003-07.

Family: Wife, Elizabeth, a physician specializing in internal medicine, and four daughters ages 19, 21, 24 and 25.

Hobbies: Runs six mornings a week, enjoys Major League Baseball and landscape architecture. Is a self-described CNN junkie.

Learn more

For information about the Pasco Hernando Early Learning Coalition’s programs, visit http://www.phelc.org or call (727) 233-8291 or toll-free at 1-866-979-9444.

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Farrelly, James (MC1974)

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* Posted on: Tue, Feb 26 2008 7:57 AM

JNEWS: A new category “Jasper By Marriage”?

http://www.legacy.com/PostGazette/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=104363679

Anne Louise McGeorge Mallon

MALLON ANNE LOUISE McGEORGE

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Was born on September 12, 1923 in Ambridge, PA (35 miles Northwest of Pittsburgh). Her parents were C.S. McGeorge, M.D., originally of Darlington, PA and “Carrie” (Caroline Anne) Caulfield, born in Enon Valley, PA. Following her graduation from Radcliffe College in War-accelerated January 1945, she went to work at the Aetna Casualty Company, where, on that Ascension Thursday, she met Edward Vincent Mallon, Manhattan College and Columbia Law, on the “other side of the table” on a Claim she was adjusting. They went to Mass together that Holy Day, were soon engaged and, a year later, married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Anne, adopted the two children that Ed, a widower, had and together had five more children, one of whom died as a youth. Extremely active in civic affairs (Red Cross, Brownies and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and the clubs and societies of the Church of the Immaculate Conception), Ed and Anne had settled in Montclair, New Jersey (the middle ground between their native states) and vacationed every summer at the family farm in Enon Valley and at Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod. When her youngest child was well into Elementary School in Montclair, Anne earned a Masters Degree at Rutgers University. Later studies included a Summer program at Trinity College in Dublin, where she “cemented” her love of, and academic specialization in, the poets, playwrights and novelists of Ireland. Several years after the death of her husband, she left her beloved Montclair, after nearly four decades, and bought a home in Whiting, NJ, where she lived until a year ago last Summer. She was very active there in her Parish, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and in the Birthright Organization. Surviving her are her six children: Edward A. of Florida, Mary E. Flate of Nevada, Katherine A. Johnson of Virginia, William G. of South Carolina, Caroline A. Harris of Virginia and James C. of Virginia as well as eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother-in-law Dick Mallon, of Caldwell, NJ and sister-in-law Claire Marinan (Dick’s twin sister), of Whiting, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at her Parish Church on February 27, 2008; her burial was at the family plot in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair, NJ. Anne’s family wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Doctors and Staffs of the Crestwood Manor in Whiting, the Community Medical Center and the VanDyke Hospice (both in Toms River, NJ) for the extraordinary, loving care they gave their Mother during the final weeks of her life. Those wishing to make Memorial Gifts in her honor may do so to Birthright of Ocean County, 36 W. Water St., Toms River, NJ 08753, or: VanDyke Hospice, 99 Rt. 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755.

Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2/27/2008.

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[JR: Here a Jasper Connection. And, I’m “liberal” in my definition of a Jasper. :-) A new category “Jasper By Marriage”? Requiescat In Pacem Fair Lady.]

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 8:28 AM

JNEWS: Benvenuti, Raynard (MC1978) joins Greenbriar Equity Group LLC

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PR Newswire
February 27, 2008 Wednesday 1:46 PM GMT
Greenbriar Equity Group Announces Benvenuti, Roy and Krishnamurthy Join Firm
DATELINE: RYE, N.Y. Feb. 27

RYE, N.Y., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ – Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm focused exclusively on making investments in the global transportation industry, announced today that Raynard Benvenuti and Noah Roy have joined the firm as Managing Directors and that Arvind Krishnamurthy has joined the firm as a Director.

“Following the raising of our second fund, one of our top priorities has been expanding the staff in order to capitalize on increased deal flow and manage our portfolio activity,” said Greenbriar co-founder and Managing Partner Regg Jones. “The addition of Ray, Noah and Arvind will allow us to continue to augment both our operating and investment capabilities.”

“We’ve had the opportunity to work with Ray and Noah previously and have been very impressed with their strengths,” added Joel Beckman, Greenbriar co- founder and Managing Partner. “Arvind has terrific industry and investment experience and fits well into the Greenbriar culture.”

Benvenuti began working with Greenbriar as an Advisory Director in 2007. He previously served as President and CEO of Stellex Aerostructures, Inc. a provider of major structural components and assemblies for commercial and military aircraft, leading the company from bankruptcy to profitability and sale to GKN, plc. Prior to joining Stellex, he was the founder of Concord Investment Partners, a private investment firm specializing in middle market acquisitions of companies in turnaround situations. Earlier in his career, Benvenuti worked at Forstmann Little & Co. and before that at McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College, an M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

Roy joined Greenbriar from Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Managing Director and served as head of the aerospace and defense sector within the Investment Banking Division. During his tenure at Goldman, Roy was an advisor to many of the company’s most important clients and was involved in a number of Goldman’s principal investments in the sector. He was also engaged in advisory activities in a number of transportation and related industrial sectors. Prior to joining Goldman, Roy worked at Rothschild Inc., focusing on merger and restructuring activities in the airline, automotive, aerospace and defense sectors. Roy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. from Georgetown University.

Krishnamurthy joined Greenbriar from Veritas Capital Management, Inc. where he was engaged in private equity investment in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. He gained his earlier private equity experience at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Bain Capital, LLC. Krishnamurthy graduated Magna Cum Laude with an A.B. from Harvard College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC is focused exclusively on making private equity investments in the global transportation industry, including companies in freight and passenger transport, commercial aerospace, automotive, logistics, and related sectors. Greenbriar’s managing partners bring over nine decades of collective experience at the highest levels within transportation. Greenbriar manages approximately $1.5 billion of limited partner capital and co-investment commitments. Additional information may be found at http://www.greenbriarequity.com/ .

Contact: Kathleen Moran, Greenbriar Equity – 914-925-9692
John Patteson, Kekst and Company – 212-521-4811
CONTACT: Kathleen Moran, Greenbriar Equity, +1-914-925-9692; or John
Patteson, Kekst and Company, +1-212-521-4811

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

SOURCE Greenbriar Equity Group LLC http://www.prnewswire.com

LOAD-DATE: February 27, 2008

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Dear John,

I believe that Raymond is a member of the Class of 1978.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Benvenuti, Raynard (MC1978)

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 10:15 PM

JNEWS: Lopiano, Victor N. (MC1972) to Lead PPL Nuclear Development Effort

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PR Newswire
February 27, 2008 Wednesday 12:47 PM GMT
Electric Industry Veteran to Lead PPL Nuclear Development Effort
DATELINE: ALLENTOWN, Pa. Feb. 27

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – PPL Corporation(NYSE:PPL)announced Wednesday (2/27) that Victor N. Lopiano, an electric industry veteran with an extensive background in large construction projects and nuclear technology, will become president of its nuclear development company.

“A key element in PPL’s strategy to grow its generating portfolio is our initiative to develop options for the expansion of our nuclear operations. We are very fortunate to have someone of Vic’s experience join our nuclear development effort at this very important time,” said James H. Miller, chairman, president and chief executive officer of PPL.

Lopiano will become president of PPL Nuclear Development, LLC, which is pursuing a construction and operating license for a potential new nuclear unit in Northeast Pennsylvania, near PPL’s Susquehanna nuclear plant.

In his new position, Lopiano will replace Bryce L. Shriver, who has served as president of PPL Nuclear Development since it was formed in 2007 and plans to retire on June 1. To ensure a smooth transition, Miller said Lopiano will join PPL in March, becoming president of PPL Nuclear Development after Shriver’s retirement.

The nuclear development company also is exploring the possibility of PPL participation in other new nuclear power projects in the United States, the acquisition of existing nuclear plants and a range of joint venture possibilities.

PPL announced in December that PPL Nuclear Development plans to ask the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve a combined license to construct and operate a new generating unit near the Susquehanna plant.

While PPL has not yet decided to move forward with construction, it plans to file a license application by the end of 2008. This time frame will help preserve the potential for federal production tax credits and federal loan guarantees.

Miller said a decision on whether to proceed with construction of a new nuclear unit will depend on a number of factors, including nuclear loan guarantees and a joint venture arrangement.

“Nuclear power plants will be an important part of the U.S. electricity generation mix in the future, maybe even more so than they are today. Our PPL Nuclear Development initiative is another important element of our commitment to a systematic identification of growth opportunities that add value for our shareowners,” Miller said.

“Having worked with Vic on a number of projects over the past 20 years, I know he will be a great addition to PPL’s team. We also are very pleased that Bryce Shriver has agreed to stay on for a period to help in the transition,” said Miller.

Lopiano currently is vice president, American Centrifuge, for USEC Inc., a leading supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. In that position, he is responsible for deployment and commercial operations of USEC’s next-generation uranium enrichment technology, the American Centrifuge, including manufacturing of centrifuge machines by USEC’s suppliers.

He joined USEC in 1996 and was assigned to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where he was the senior USEC manager responsible for the development of advanced laser-based enrichment technology. Beginning in 2000, he served as director, projects, in USEC’s corporate development department.

Prior to joining USEC, he held senior management positions with various business units of ABB, Inc. over an 11-year period including senior vice president, operations, ABB Environmental Systems; vice president, project services, ABB Power Plant Systems; and vice president, engineering and facility operations, ABB Resource Recovery Systems.

Lopiano previously worked for Burns and Roe, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the engineering, procurement and construction of several power plants and cogeneration facilities.

He earned a bachelor of engineering in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a master of engineering in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Shriver came to PPL in 1999 as general manager of the Susquehanna nuclear plant. He was named vice president of operations in 2000 and became the company’s chief nuclear officer in 2002. He has served as president of PPL Generation since 2004. He came to PPL from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama.

PPL’s two existing nuclear units, totaling 2,360 megawatts, are owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna, LLC (90 percent) and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. (10 percent), and are operated by PPL Susquehanna.

PPL Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pa., controls more than 11,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets and delivers electricity to about 4 million customers in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.

CONTACT: Dan McCarthy of PPL Corporation, +1-610-774-5758, Fax, +1-610-774-5281

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

SOURCE PPL Corporation http://www.prnewswire.com

LOAD-DATE: February 27, 2008

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Dear John,

I believe that Victor is a member of the Class of 1972.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 10:18 PM

JNEWS: Dolan, Thomas J. (MC1966) Joins Board of The TAS Group

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Business Wire
February 26, 2008 Tuesday 1:59 PM GMT
Tom Dolan, President Xerox Global Account Operations, Joins Board of The TAS Group;
High Profile Appointment Underlines Market Leadership of On-demand Sales Effectiveness Provider;
DATELINE: SEATTLE

The TAS Group, the world leader in on-demand sales effectiveness solutions, today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Dolan of Xerox Corporation to its Board of Directors.

Dolan is president of Xerox Global Account Operations and a corporate senior vice president at Xerox. He will also be honored as Executive of the Year at theStrategic Account Management Association’s(SAMA) 44thAnnual Conference, May 18-21, 2008 in Dallas.

“Tom is an outstanding thinker, with vast experience and global awareness,” said Donal Daly, CEO of The TAS Group. “We are really pleased and honored that he has chosen to serve on the Board of The TAS Group. Tom’s extensive sales, general management, leadership and deep passion for sales professionalism are already helping us chart the best course to continuously enhance our product and service offerings to our customers, and guide our company to a sustained market leadership position.”

The TAS Group was formed in July 2006 when Select Selling Ltd. – a software-based sales methodology company – acquired OnTarget, the sales methodology division of Oracle and the creator of Target Account Selling, the world’s most successful sales methodology. Less than 18 months later, The TAS Group achieved primary positioning in ES Research’s ESR/Arena(TM) Chart, which positions sales effectiveness providers.

“Improving sales productivity is an important challenge for all companies around the world,” said Dolan. “Whether it’s about managing global accounts, increasing the sales pipeline or improving deal close rates, there really are no more urgent issues in today’s constrained economic times. The team at The TAS Group has an eagerness and vigor to solve these problems for its customers and a level of innovation in its sales effectiveness solutions that can deliver extraordinary value. I am excited to be a part of the future at The TAS Group and contribute in any way I can.”

Dolan joined Xerox in 1970 as a sales representative in Philadelphia and has since held a range of sales and general management positions. Before being named president of Global Account Operations, he served as president of Xerox Global Services, president of the Global Solutions Group, president of the North American Solutions Group and president of Xerox Business Services, which under his leadership won the 1997Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Manhattan College and attended Brooklyn Law School. He is chairman of the Board of INROADS, Inc., a nonprofit organization that develops and places minority youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.

About The TAS Group (www.thetasgroup.com)

The TAS Group provides on-demand sales effectiveness solutions to companies that want to achieve sustained, predictable and profitable revenue growth. It exists to guide and motivate global sales teams to win profitable business faster from target customers through a combination of methodology, process and technology. The TAS Group has helped over half a million sales professionals succeed and has a global presence serving organizations in all major global economies with native language speaking, culturally attuned, sales effectiveness experts. The TAS Group solutions are available in up to 14 languages. The TAS Group integrates provensales methodologiesand processes with Dealmaker – the most advanced technology platform for lasting sales effectiveness, and reinforced by the TAS:Pedia learning community – to constantly refresh sales learning and best practice behavior. The only sales effectiveness organization with a continuous multi-million dollar investment in its own methodology and technology R&D center, The TAS Group is headquartered in Seattle, with international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

All companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: For The TAS Group GCC, Inc. George Cohen, 617-325-0011

LOAD-DATE: February 27, 2008

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1966.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 10:25 PM

JObit: Haring, Warren Sr. (MC1953)

Staten Island Advance (New York)
February 25, 2008 Monday
WARREN HARING, 87 Former executive officer of S.I. Borough Command enjoyed public service
BYLINE: MARK STEIN, STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE
SECTION: OBITS; Pg. A10

Date of Death: 02/23/2008 FDNY deputy chief treated others with respect Former FDNY Deputy Chief Warren Haring Sr., 87, of West Brighton, a man known for always treating others with respect during his 45 years on the job, died Saturday at home.

“He believed in serving the public,” said his son, FDNY Borough Commander Thomas Haring. “He taught by example.”

Born in the Bronx, Mr. Haring was brought to Staten Island in 1928, settling in West Brighton. He lived in Grant City for many years until returning to West Brighton in 1990.

He graduated from St. Peter’s Boys High School in 1937, and joined the Navy five years later. He served during World War II aboard a destroyer escort, the Melvin R. Nawman. From his ship, he witnessed the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, his family said. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a second-class torpedo man.

Mr. Haring joined the FDNY in 1947 and was appointed to Engine 153 in Stapleton. His desire to become a firefighter was triggered by his father’s career as a police officer during the Great Depression.

“He believed he was a city servant,” said his son, Thomas. “He believed he worked for us – all of us.”

Mr. Haring was promoted to lieutenant in December 1953 and to captain five years later. With the promotion, he was assigned to Staten Island’s Division 8.

In 1965, Mr. Haring became battalion chief, and eight years later, deputy chief. He became executive officer of the Staten Island Borough Command in 1976. He retired in 1988.

Mr. Haring earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Manhattan College in 1953, and a master’s degree in education from Wagner College, Grymes Hill, in 1965.

His daughter, Kim McLaughlin, described Mr. Haring’s humor as “wry, sarcastic, comical.”

She noted that her father sent her funny and motivating letters while she was in college, one saying, “It is my fondest hope that you will be able to use three syllable words in normal conversation when they top your crown with the tasseled cap.”

Mr. Haring treasured his relationship with his wife, the former Delores Lynch. The couple, married for almost 60 years, constantly supported one another.

“He was very grateful for the life he shared with his wife,” his daughter said. “He just thanked her the other day.”

The former deputy chief enjoyed skiing, playing tennis and golf, and gardening. He also enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Staten Island Ballroom Dancers. Mr. Haring took part in the Senior Olympics and enjoyed swimming.

Mr. Haring was a parishioner of St. Christopher’s R.C. Church, Grant City, and later of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, West Brighton.

Thomas Haring, along with his two brothers, Warren, Jr. and Robert, are all members of the FDNY. The borough commander considered his father’s experience “a great resource.” Thomas added, “It was a tremendous asset for me.”

In addition to his wife, Delores; sons, Thomas, Warren and Robert; and daughter, Kim, Mr. Haring is survived by another daughter, Ceil Andriola, and 13 grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Brighton.

LOAD-DATE: February 25, 2008

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Dear John,

Warren was a classmate in the famous class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Haring, Warren Sr. (MC1953)

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 10:37 PM

JOY: Lampasona, John (MC????) weds

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The New York Times

February 24, 2008 Sunday

Late Edition – Final

Lili Monowitz, John Lampasona

SECTION: Section ST; Column 0; Society Desk; Pg. 14

Lili Dowd Monowitz and John Francis Lampasona were married on Saturday at Battery Gardens, a restaurant in New York. The Rev. David J. Robb, a Unitarian Universalist minister, officiated.

Mrs. Lampasona, 34, is a senior director of consumer marketing for the Sesame Workshop in New York, the nonprofit organization that supports “Sesame Street” programming in this country and abroad. She is involved in licensing characters and the marketing of products like videos and DVDs. She graduated from Tulane.

She is the daughter of Joan and Morris Monowitz of New York. Her father retired as a director of purchasing for Revlon in New York.

Mr. Lampasona, 30, is an associate in New York with Standard & Poor’s structured finance group, for which he determines ratings on assets that are considered esoteric, like timber, time shares and insurance premiums. He graduated from Manhattan College and received an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

He is a son of Lougene and John Francis Lampasona of Plainview, N.Y. His mother is an office manager for a dentist in Plainview. His father is the assistant superintendent of the mechanical department for New York for New Jersey Transit Rail Operations.

The bride always hoped she would find love on Fire Island, where her parents have a house in Seaview purchased the year she was born. “It is the place I love most in the world,” she said, “and I wanted to meet someone.”

The couple met there, in an Ocean Beach bar over Labor Day weekend 2005. It was Mr. Lampasona’s first visit to the island.

Several weeks later they went out on their first date, at which Mr. Lampasona, then a corporate financial analyst with Pfizer, announced that he might be going to Dublin for work for six months.

“I went, ‘Oh, great, just my luck,’ ” Ms. Monowitz said. “It was not a huge deal for me, but as our relationship grew, it became more and more of an issue. When he got the position and decided to go, we discussed whether to stay together during that time. We felt that if we made it through that, it was the real deal.”

She visited him once in Ireland and once in Paris, where they spent a long weekend together.

He returned to New York in July 2006 and the relationship thrived.

For the weekend of his 30th birthday party last March, he planned a large party with friends and relatives coming from all over the country.

“I decided to propose two days before that, so we could announce it at the party,” Mr. Lampasona said. But first, he was determined to get her parents’ permission. So on Thursday he left work early and went to their apartment on the Upper East Side.

“They were not expecting me, and I didn’t want them to call Lili and ask her why I was coming to see them,” he said. “So I scooted into the building past the doorman and got into the elevator. On the way up, the doorman called the elevator man telling him to bring me back down because I was not expected. I pleaded with him to continue going up, and he agreed.”

He found the Monowitzes having cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. They did not seem a bit surprised to see him without their daughter and offered him a glass of wine.

“We sat there drinking shiraz and idly chatting,” he said. “Finally, I couldn’t take it any more, so I stood up and said, ‘Look, I have an agenda. I am going to ask your daughter to marry me tonight, and I am here to get your permission.’ Her mom burst into tears and her dad clapped his hands together.”

LOAD-DATE: February 24, 2008

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Dear John,

        Today’s NY Times (2/24/08) has a wedding announcement for Lili Monowitz and John Lampasona. The item states that John graduated from Manhattan College, but I do not have a Class.

                     Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

[JR: HELP?]

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Lampasona, John (MC????)

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 10:40 PM

MNEWS: urban minority teens

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The Boston Globe
February 21, 2008 Thursday
THIRD EDITION

Their chance to shine; Program at Masconomet High helps blaze college path for urban minority teens

BYLINE: David Cogger Globe correspondent

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1990 – William R Miranda, Manhattan College.

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SOURCE: ABC, Masconomet

LOAD-DATE: February 22, 2008

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[JR: In this “our” MC? ]

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 10:48 PM

MNEWS: Dean’s list cited

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The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
February 21, 2008 Thursday
FINAL EDITION

ACHIEVERS

SECTION: NEIGHBORS NORTHEAST; Pg. 9

Dean’s list

{Extraneous Deleted}

Manhattan College: Shanna M. Delaney, daughter of Karen and Donald Delaney of Liverpool, a special education major.

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LOAD-DATE: February 22, 2008

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 27 2008 10:51 PM

JASPER HEADQUARTERS: Naples, Florida St. Patrick’s Day Parade On March 15

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/022708_1.shtml

February 27, 2008
Contact: Scott Silversten
Phone: (718) 862-7232
E-mail: Public Relations

Manhattan College Pipes & Drums Band To Make Special Appearance In Naples, Florida St. Patrick’s Day Parade On March 15

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College Pipes & Drums, an award-winning college pipe band, will make a special appearance in the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Naples, Fla., on Saturday, March 15.

The appearance was made possible due in large part to the support and efforts of Jim Connors ’57, who was instrumental in planning the parade festivities and also helped to organize lodging and financial support for the group.

“I am very proud to play a part in this March celebration and remain in debt to the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums members who are making personal sacrifices and adjustments in their schedules in order to represent Manhattan College in a very public way,” says Connors, a resident of Bonita Springs, Fla.

The Pipes & Drums is quartered on the campus in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The band was formed in 1981 under the guidance of Brother Kenneth Fitzgerald, F.S.C., and the musical training of Captain Robert Hogan ’82 of the Pipes & Drums of the New York Police Department’s Emerald Society. Pipes & Drums includes 30-40 pipers and drummers. John Carey ’56 is the moderator, while Michael Hogan ’91 serves as director.

“What makes the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums special is that it is comprised of students and alumni, a mix that separates us from other college bands, which are often all students,” says Thomas McCarthy ’06, who serves as pipe major, the lead musician for the band. “We are about 60 percent alumni and 40 percent students. The youngest person in the band is 17, and the oldest is 73. The band’s composition is representative of the great history of Manhattan College.”

The Manhattan College Pipes & Drums consists of a mix of current students, alumni and faculty. Members are trained in the fundamentals of bagpiping, drumming and marching. The band is well represented by first generation Irish Americans and welcomes all members of the College community, regardless of background. Their musical repertoire draws from the traditional airs and marches of Ireland, as well as from contemporary and traditional American selections.

The band makes regular appearances at a number of parades and social events in the New York metropolitan area, in addition to the annual march up Fifth Avenue on St. Patrick’s Day. It has performed in the Bunker Hill Day Parade in Boston, opened for the Mighty Mighty Bostones in Roseland Ballroom in New York City, played the Holiday Express Benefit Concert Christmas Spectacular at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., and performed in consecutive years in Frank Patterson’s annual show held at Carnegie Hall.

Honored with numerous awards, the Pipes & Drums was one of the few American-based organizations to participate in the 1995 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, and has often earned first place for college pipe bands in several New York City St. Patrick’s Day parades.

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education, engineering and science, along with graduate programs in education and engineering. For more information about Manhattan College, visit http://www.manhattan.edu.

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 28 2008 4:50 PM

JObit: Gambino, William J. (MC1952)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Gambino, William J. (MC1952) Milford,CT EXPIRES 01MAR2008

http://www.legacy.com/StamfordAdvocate/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=104552561

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William J. Gambino

WILLIAM J. GAMBINO age 78, of Milford, beloved husband of Florence Guarino Gambino, passed away peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on February 27, 2008. Mr. Gambino was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 29, 1929 to the late William N. and Lillian Vastola Gambino and was a Stamford resident for 42 years prior to moving to Milford in 2000 after his retirement. Mr. Gambino was a graduate of Manhattan College, Class of 1952 and received a Masters Degree in Personnel Administration from Columbia University. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and served in Taejon, Korea and reached the rank of corporal with the Military Police Battalion 772, Company A. He was an active member of St. Leo Parish in Stamford for 40 years, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, member of the RCIA team and a chairman of the Outplacement Network Group for Executives and Professionals. Mr. Gambino was a Cub Master of Pack 31 and a member of the Board of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 15. He spent the large part of his professional career in Human Resources, Labor Relations and Compensation & Benefits for a variety of Aerospace & Technology Corporations, including AMF, Republic Aviation Corporation, Litton Industires, Fairchild Republic Corporation and Loral Electronics.

After his retirement from industry, he worked for the Episcopal Social Services as a Refugee Resettlement Counselor. His greatest satisfaction came when he was hired by the Conn. Department of Veteran Affairs as a service officer where he served for 8 years. He had an extensive background in Veteran’s Advocacy, Compensation & Benefits, interfacing with both mentally and physically impaired veterans and their families. He covered the 4th Congressional District in his tireless efforts on behalf of veterans. He was a member of VFW, Post #7788 and was the Post Service Officer and its Chaplain. In addition to his work with veterans, he was a volunteer at the Beth-El Soup Kitchen. He will be remembered as a kind, compassionate and caring individual who went out of his way to help people, no matter what their status.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Florence, include his loving children, Alan Gambino of Newtown, William Gambino (Krista) of Seymour and Claire Casey (Charles) of Milford, 6 grandchildren, Heather Gambino, Kimberly Testo (Raymond), Andrew and Emily Casey, Joseph and Gabriana Gambino, a sister-in-law, Paula Stephan, a niece, Claudia Braden (George), a nephew, John Stephan (Donna Jo), a grandnephew, Patrick Braden and a grandniece, Francesca Braden. Mr. Gambino was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Gambino.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday at 9:30AM DIRECTLY in St. Ann Church, Naugatuck Avenue, Milford with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Milford. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) 4-8PM in The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Beth-El Shelter and Soup Kitchen in Milford or The Literacy Center of Milford in Mr.Gambino’s memory.

Published in the StamfordAdvocate on 2/29/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http://www.legacy.com/StamfordAdvocate/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=104552561

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Gambino, William J. (MC1952)

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 29 2008 8:23 AM

JFound: Marshall, Bill (MC1967) cite in a blog post

http://seanmarshall.blogspot.com/2008/02/weekend-trip.html

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Weekend Trip!

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Hello readers. family. strangers??…

Apparently last week’s post was spotted by a former Jasper. Not that internet/people hunting isn’t characteristic of a Manhattan Alumni. All of us Marshall’s dont have to try hard to picture Dad doing just that. (Bill Marshall ‘67 for all the odd ones) He quotes me and put a link to my post up on jasperjottings-daily.com. But hey, that’s cool. I like exposure.

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[JR: “spotted by a former Jasper” Huh, does this fellow think that you stop being a Jasper when you graduate? Ahh, the interesting perspective of the young folks. So self-centered. He doesn’t even give us “link love” back. Oh well, the quote makes me feel like a “stalker”. As opposed to a “librarian”. Sigh!]

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* Posted on: Sat, Mar 1 2008 7:49 AM

JBlogger: “cupkate9″ (MC2003?) maybe a Jasper?

http://cupkate9.livejournal.com/1370.html?view=1370

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Seriously, why did I go to college? $28,000 a year to get a piece of paper that was worth a piece of crap. I should use it for toilet paper the next time we run out. Oh yeah, well I know how to “think” (I don’t) and I know how to write (I don’t)….bullshit. Corporate America wants the meat heads straight out of Business school. I should have known this at the first Manhattan College career fair I went too….300 companies for the School of Business and 10 for the School of Arts, and it was probably Katherine Kibbs Secretarial School, cause they knew we were worth shit.

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[JR: “cupkate9″ (MC2003?) maybe a Jasper. Although the price seems low. Any help here?]

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* Posted on: Sat, Mar 1 2008 8:09 AM

JNEWS: Spillane, Brendan J. (MC????) to EVP Vestar Capital Partners

http://www.forbes.com/businesswire/feeds/businesswire/2008/02/28/businesswire20080228005669r1.html

Business Wire – Press Release
Vestar Capital Partners Promotes Peter Calamari and Brendan Spillane
02.28.08, 10:24 AM ET

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Vestar Capital Partners, a leading international private equity firm, announced the promotion of Peter C. Calamari to Principal and Brendan J. Spillane, who also serves as Corporate Chief Financial Officer, to Executive Vice President.

“We are happy to congratulate Peter and Brendan on their well-deserved promotions,” said Dan O’Connell, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Vestar Capital Partners. “Vestar appreciates the excellence and value they bring to the firm everyday, and will continue to recognize their outstanding achievements.”

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Spillane joined Vestar Capital Partners as a Vice President in 2006. Previously, he was CFO of SV Investment Partners, the U.S. affiliate of Schroder Ventures. Prior to that, he was CFO of Schafer Capital Management after starting his career in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse. Spillane holds a BS from Manhattan College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Vestar

Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm. The firm’s investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. Since the firm’s founding in 1988, the Vestar funds have completed over 60 investments in companies with a total value of over $20 billion. These companies have varied in size and geography and span a broad range of industries. The firm’s strategy is to invest behind incumbent management teams, family owners, or corporations in a creative, flexible and entrepreneurial way with the overriding goal to build long-term franchise value. Vestar currently manages funds with committed capital totaling approximately $7 billion and has offices or affiliates operating in New York, Denver, Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Milan and Munich.

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Spillane, Brendan J. (MC????)

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* Posted on: Sat, Mar 1 2008 8:20 AM

JFound: Ewart, John (MC1973) (on LINKEDIN)

REPORTING FROM THE LINKEDIN DESK
IN THE JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM

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John Ewart
Owner, Sagamore Partners LLC and Investment Banking Consultant
Greater New York City Area

Past
* Chief Financial Officer at Daybrook Fisheries
* Senior Vice President at PNC Bank and Midlantic National Bank
* Vice President at HSBC Bank – Marine Midland Bank

Education
* Manhattan College
* Brooklyn Technical High School

Connections
* 63 connections

Industry
* Investment Banking

Public Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/1/629/a67

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Ewart, John (MC1973)

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* Posted on: Sat, Mar 1 2008 9:55 AM

Comment on JEMAIL: Fagan, Eugene [MC1950] finds Jasper Manning’s obit by TERRI L. MANNING

By TERRI L. MANNING

Eugene, I can indeed see your wonder. I shall explain; I am 60 years old. Kevin, 58. My daughter , Michelle, was born when I was 19, her son, Justin, was born when she was 16!! He is now 24 and little JJ is 16 months. Kev & I met when I was 40 and he took my children in as his own. We married when I was 45 & Kev was 43. Does that clear it up? Not exactly conventional, but a very close and loving family. Oh, by the way, that little Michelle put herself back in school and graduated from Lehigh University in Pa. when she was 34 yrs old with highest honors…you just never know about these kids!!! Jeanine is a Nationally Board Certified Elementary School school teacher in Pinellas County, Fl & Jeff works for Kev!

Would love to hear back from you to share stories with Kevin’s 86 yr old mother and Kevin’s employer & dear friend, Mike Bette, who is also a Manhattan Alumnus of significant stature.

Thanks for your interest. You’ve made me smile. T. Manning

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 22 2008 8:34 AM

Comment on Copyright 2007 Ferdinand J. Reinke All Rights Reserved. by Pat Keogh ’65 Prep ’61

By Pat Keogh ’65 Prep ’61

How about signing me up for Jasper Jottings. Thanks.

Pat

[JR: Invitation extended.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 22 2008 9:58 PM

Comment on Copyright 2007 Ferdinand J. Reinke All Rights Reserved. by reinkefj

By reinkefj

Invite sent. To prevent spam, Yahoo only allows me to “invite”. Your invite sent.

For others interested, there’s a self-serve mechanism.

http://tinyurl.com/2e76fr

Will give you the subscribe email address. (Sorry but spammers are “listening”.) Include your name and class year in the message and it’s as good as done.

:-)

fjohn68

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* Posted on: Sun, Feb 24 2008 8:38 AM

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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