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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 16 – 2008 APR 20

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK16.htm

Index

MNEWS: Manhattan College to ask for the show
JEMAIL: Kaufmann, Rich (MC1968 ) ids Garvey, Patrick J. (MC1957)
JEMAIL: Steponkius, Bill (MC1957) ids Garvey, Pat (MC1957)
JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Garvey, Patrick J. (MC1957)
JEMAIL: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) ids Garvey, Pat (MC1957)
JUPDATE: Buccola, Ann Whelihan (MC1995) returns to NY
JUPDATE: Grassi, Rocco M. (MC1985) gets promoted
JUPDATE: Handren, Edward P. (MC1965) checks in
JUPDATE: O’Connor, Robert E. (MC1953) checks in
JUPDATE: Zambito, Christine (MC1994) checks in
JUPDATE: Perciballi, Mario A. (MC1984) checks in from NC
JUPDATE: Earls, Mrs. Patricia A. (MC1990) checks in
JObit: Flood, George (MCatnd52)
JNEWS: Costello, Donald (MC1954) seeking University of Nebraska’s regent
JNEWS: Corrado, Fred (MC1961) to SCA’s board of directors
JFound: Mulligan, Robert (MC????) joined GEAM as National Account Manager
JObit: Moran, James A. Jr. (MC1947)
JObit: McCarthy, Vincent D. (MC1964)
CARTOON: Barack’s New book by Jerry Breen (MC1970)

MNEWS: Manhattan College to ask for the show

http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/
entertainment/stories/drc_devotion_0413.5d441678.html

Art of devotion
09:37 AM CDT on Sunday, April 13, 2008

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It took Randall Good about seven years to produce Way of the Cross: The Passion of the Christ in Art for a patron in Hope, Ark.

The Denton painter follows the philosophy of the classical masters, conducting research, then producing pages of preliminary drawings before dipping a brush or palette knife into his oils.

His deliberate study and steady, sometimes plodding work in his Denton studio are most likely part of the reason he landed his first New York City exhibit. Way of the Cross, 14 paintings that will be the Stations of the Cross in an Episcopal church in Hope, is now on display in O’Malley Library at Manhattan College. The show opened Thurs­day, and Good hopes viewers might seek out his work as Pope Benedict XVI visits New York City next week. The pope won’t be at the college, but crowds are expected to follow the pontiff to the city, both for his United Nations speech and the Mass he will say at Yankee Stadium.

“I was incredibly excited, and actually kind of shocked,” Good said. “Like I said, you are usually working six to eight months out to get a show together, and to have something happen this fast, and my first New York show, is pretty amazing. It really opens a lot of doors.”

Good graduated from the Uni­versity of North Texas in 1991 as a painting and drawing major with enough hours to earn another major in art history. The college didn’t grant double majors, but Good said the art history studies have forever fed his artistic process.

“When I graduated, I worked as a conservator, restoring easel paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries. I learned a lot doing that, a lot about painting and how people created at that time. A lot of artists get out of school and go straight into trying to get into the gallery. I didn’t. I spent a lot of time building up my portfolio, really working on it so that I’d have something to take to galleries,” Good said. “My wife jokes that I have one speed, and that’s slow.”

Way of the Cross benefits from Good’s deliberate eye, ponderous research methods and step-by-step studies that lead to an oil painting that exhausts his resources and savoir-faire. The 14 oils are painted on panels.

After they tour, they will be permanently installed at the Episcopal church. Episcopal and Catholic churches often include Stations of the Cross in their sanctuaries. During Lent, penitents move from station to station, spiritually accompanying Jesus on his walk to Calvary.

The passion story is fraught with drama and packed with mythological meaning. Jesus carried his own cross to the place where he’d be tortured and killed in the public square.

Good’s color scheme recalls the grandeur of baroque paintings, where cosmic battles commanded attention. Mary’s veil is azure, and Jesus walks to the cross with his red robe falling off. On the cross, Jesus is covered in a white loincloth, part of the cloth trailing over an arm. The sky is never a passive backdrop. It’s implicated into each scene.

Good said his aim as an artist is to move the mind, heart and soul – not to nudge people toward the church door.

“Maybe it sounds bad, but I’m absolutely not proselytizing,” Good said. “I’m not trying to promote a religious view. This isn’t all of my work. I do a lot of different stuff, exploring Greek and Roman mythology and my personal story. For me, it is much more about the art and archetypal images, things that aren’t necessarily part of a particular belief system or unique to a belief system. And the archetypal images are very much in this work. I think that’s why it’s been so well received.”

In the booklet Blue Moon Gallery published to accompany the exhibit, Good puts Way of the Cross in a big artistic landscape.

“The artists who inspire me, Michelangelo, Pontormo and Fiorrentino, saw public commissions as a chance to display their talents and push themselves to the limits of their abilities,” Good writes. “Almost 500 years later, I perceived the commission for the Stations of the Cross in the same way, as both an opportunity and a challenge.”

The main player in the series is Jesus, his skin light and thin, muscles small and tight. Good’s Jesus is human – not superhuman. His body bends, twists and buckles under the weight of the patibulum – the horizontal piece of the cross he carries from station to station.

Good said he deliberately chose not to use the traditional cross icon in the series. The 12th station, in which Jesus dies on the cross, the icon looks like a capital T.

“Because I’m a classical artist – my influences come from the late Italian Renaissance – I looked at some of the versions of the 14 stations other artists did, and then began to work on thumbnail versions,” Good said. “I wanted to take what they’ve done and bring it forward and make it my own. When you see the series, you will see that Christ is carrying the single cross piece – the patibulum. I did some research on how the Greeks and Romans actually crucified people. That allowed me to manipulate that Christ figure in different ways.”

Good draws the eye to Jesus in each work. All of the paintings are 14 by 11 inches. Stations of the Cross are often small in small or mid-size churches.

“My No. 1 subject in all my work is the human figure and eliciting a response from the viewer,” Good said. “The most exciting thing was the people who had no background in the 14 stations or the Stations of the Cross, but who had an emotional res­ponse.”

Good said he might not have gotten his first New York City show if it weren’t for the Blue Moon Gallery, which represents him, sells his work and keeps a growing portfolio on hand.

Good said he and his wife found the gallery in Hot Springs, Ark., by chance. They traveled to the city for a vacation and discovered that Hot Springs was one of the most important arts regions in the country. Hot Springs’ prestige has grown since then.

“We went to the Blue Moon and I said, ‘I really like the feel of this gallery.'” Good met the co-owner, hit it off and asked if he might return one day with a portfolio. The gallery became his exclusive representative in 2002.

The Way of the Cross premiered in Hot Springs on March 1. The patron who commissioned it asked Good’s permission to call a friend in New York. That friend turned out to be the president of Manhattan College. It took little time for the college to ask for the show, and fast, so it would coincide with the pope’s visit.

“I’m lucky,” Good said. “So lucky. Getting me to New York, and getting me on a traveling show. Between Blue Moon and this patron, I’m just really lucky.”

It boils down to more than luck. The Way of the Cross is a powerful, contemporary interpretation of one of the world’s most important mythologies. It’s somehow inclusive, even in spite of the very European bodies and faces, of a bigger, more integrated world that returns every year to this story of Jesus, an ordinary Jew who upset the staid assumptions of his time, assumptions about love, what it means to be a neighbor and the “right” way to come close to the sacred.

Two things in particular stand out in Good’s Way of the Cross. One is Jesus’ hands. They are big, with tender fingers that somehow suggest gentleness and capacity. The second are his eyes. They are eternally closed. This says something about the way Good sees his heroes. In this series, Jesus accepts the hero’s fate and the martyr’s suffering.

But this Jesus won’t watch the crowds enjoy their gluttony for revenge, power and political posturing. This Jesus’ eyes are shut by agony, but they aren’t blind.

It’s an artistic choice that makes this hero’s forgiveness a little easier to understand, and it’s a series worthy of the pope and the seekers in his wake.

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JEMAIL: Kaufmann, Rich (MC1968) ids Garvey, Patrick J. (MC1957)

Dear John,

I found a Patrick J. Garvey Class of 1957 in the 1990 MCAD. He graduated with a BBA.

I was also glad to see that Anthony Fererra is alive and kicking. I thought it was too much of a coincidence that an Anthony Fererra from the class of 1968 was appointed a judge and the he was listed as deceased on the ’64 Prep page.

Very good news indeed.

Regards,

Rich Kaufmann, MP’64, MC’68

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated. Yes, it’s good to be wrong!]

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Kaufmann, Rich (MC196 8) ids Garvey, Patrick J. (MC1957)

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* Posted on: Sun, Apr 13 2008 8:12 PM
* Updated: Tue, Apr 15 2008 6:04 PM

JEMAIL: Steponkius, Bill (MC1957) ids Garvey, Pat (MC1957)

Regarding the Pat Garvey entry:

Pat is class of 1957, Business School.

In addition, it should be noted that Pat is a Brigadier General, USMC Reserve after being promoted to that rank in the New York State Militia after having served with great distinction as Commander of Camp Smith for many years.

Bill Steponkius, ‘57A

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[JR: Thanks, Bill. Much appreciated. ]

Steponkius, Bill (MC1957) ids Garvey, Pat (MC1957)

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* Posted on: Sun, Apr 13 2008 8:17 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Garvey, Patrick J. (MC1957)

>Patrick J. Garvey … the Chairman of the Cavalry Security Group

Dear John,

I believe that Pat may be a member of the Class of 1957.

Mike

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Garvey, Patrick J. (MC1957)

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* Posted on: Sun, Apr 13 2008 8:24 PM

JEMAIL: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) ids Garvey, Pat (MC1957)

Fred,

There was a Pat Garvey in the class of ‘57 although I thought he was going into the USAF and not the USMC, however “Patrick Garvey” is not an unusual name.

Carmine Vaccarino, BEE, ‘57

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[JR: Thanks, Carmine. Much appreciated. ]

Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) ids Garvey, Pat (MC1957)

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 6:01 PM

JUPDATE: Buccola, Ann Whelihan (MC1995) returns to NY

Ann (Whelihan) Buccola

1995 MC Alumni

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 6:05 PM

JUPDATE: Grassi, Rocco M. (MC1985) gets promoted

Rocco M. (1985) Grassi

Director of Contracts

UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia 30324

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 6:10 PM

JUPDATE: Handren, Edward P. (MC1965) checks in

Edward P. Handren

1965 MC Alumni

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 6:12 PM

JUPDATE: O’Connor, Robert E. (MC1953) checks in

By Jasper John 68 on JUpdates

Robert E. O’Connor

1953 MC Alumni

VP-Acquisition Services

Nash & Company

Framingham, MA 01701

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 6:16 PM

JUPDATE: Zambito, Christine (MC1994) checks in

Christine Zambito

1994

Ernst & Young

New York, New York

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 6:19 PM

JUPDATE: Perciballi, Mario A. (MC1984) checks in from NC

Mario A. Perciballi

1984 MC Alumni

Eaton

North Carolina

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 6:22 PM

JUPDATE: Earls, Mrs. Patricia A. (MC1990) checks in

Mrs. Patricia A. Earls (1990)

Environmental Engineer

Eastern Research Group

River Vale, NJ 07675

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* Posted on: Mon, Apr 14 2008 8:08 PM

JObit: Flood, George (MCatnd52)

http://www.legacy.com/Telegram/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=107594456

George Flood

George Flood, 78, of Worcester, died peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the Hermitage Nursing Center, Worcester.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Florence A. (Anderson) Flood. He also leaves five children: Robert J. Flood and his wife Lee Ann, David T. Flood and his wife Victoria, Karen E. Chisholm and her husband William, Diane M. Woodis and her husband Bill, and Patrick J. Flood and his wife Rochelle; five grandchildren: Ashley, Kasey, Taylor, Cory and Bailey; and many nephews and nieces. His son, Kevin R. Flood; his grandson, Kyle G. Flood; his brother, Robert J. Flood and his sister, Eileen O’Conner, predeceased him.

George was born in Peekskill, N.Y. on February 8, 1930 to George and Theresa (Vaughey) Flood.

He was a 1948 graduate of Peekskill High School. He attended Manhattan College and graduated from Springfield College where he also earned a Masters Degree. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps including a tour of duty in Japan.

He had a long and distinguished career in college and high school athletic coaching and administration. For many years, he was head football coach at Rome Free Academy in Rome, N.Y. He went on to serve as Athletic Director and head football coach at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He then joined the football coaching staff as offensive coordinator at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He left UMass to become the Athletic Director at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He retired as Associate Athletic Director at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

He was a member and lector at Blessed Sacrament Church. He was a member of the Greendale Retired Men’s Club and Toastmasters.

George was known affectionately and respectfully as “Coach” to his friends who could always rely on George for his wisdom and loyalty.

Calling hours at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, are Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday, April 17 from the funeral home with a Mass at 11 a.m in Blessed Sacrament Church, 555 Pleasant St., Worcester. The private burial will be held later.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kyle Flood Scholarship, Community Foundation of No. Central Mass., 285 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg 01420 or the Kevin R. Flood Memorial Trail Fund, in care of David Ziomak, Amherst Dept. of Public Works, Amherst 01002.

Published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette from 4/14/2008 – 4/15/2008.

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Attendee around Class of 1952

[N.B.: In accordance with my liberal definition of what is a Jasper, I think if some one saw fit to mention his time at Manhattan College, then it must have been important to him. That makes him a Jasper to me. It’s not a piece of paper, but that you’ve taken the lessons into your heart. Besides isn’t one of the corporal works of mercy to bury the dead? I’ll commend him to our fellow alums for their prayers.]

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* Posted on: Tue, Apr 15 2008 6:38 PM

JNEWS: Costello, Donald (MC1954) seeking University of Nebraska’s regent

Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)

April 12, 2008 Saturday

Midlands; Nebraska Editions

Three seek Lincoln regents seat Tim Clare Donald Costello Earl Scudder

BYLINE: Matthew Hansen, WORLD-HERALD BUREAU

SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 03B

DATELINE: LINCOLN

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LINCOLN – The three Lincoln men seeking to replace the University of Nebraska’s longest- serving regent all boast long histories with the university.

Tim Clare, Don Costello and Earl Scudder each say his university connection would help him lead the Board of Regents into a promising future.

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Costello has worked as a university instructor and administrator for nearly three decades. Six of his children hold degrees from the University of Nebraska system.

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Members of the Board of Regents serve six-year terms. District 1 covers almost all of Lancaster County. Voters will whittle the field of candidates to two in the May 13 primary election.

The candidates differ on the best way to move the university system forward.

Costello wants to freeze tuition at current levels, a move he said would allow middle-class families to continue to send their children to the NU campuses.

To pay for a tuition freeze, Costello wants to increase the number of online courses the university offers. He said online courses are an easy way to make money and spread educational opportunity across the entire state.

Costello says the board needs a middle-class voice.

“They are smart men and they try hard,” Costello said of the current regents. “They didn’t get rich by being stupid. But they are big-picture guys. . . . I think the university needs someone on the board who understands the details of how the university works.”

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Donald Costello

Age: 74

Party affiliation: Democrat

Address: 2441 Bradfield Drive, Lincoln

Occupation: lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; president, Costello and Associates consulting firm.

Education: bachelor’s degree, Manhattan College, New York, 1954; master’s degree, mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 1957; doctoral work at University of Nebraska-Lin¬coln.

Family: wife, Mary, seven grown children

Web site: costelloforregent.com

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LOAD-DATE: April 12, 2008

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* Posted on: Wed, Apr 16 2008 6:09 PM

JNEWS: Corrado, Fred (MC1961) to SCA’s board of directors

Associated Press Financial Wire

April 10, 2008 Thursday 1:05 PM GMT

SECTION: BUSINESS NEWS

TO BUSINESS AND FOREIGN EDITORS:

Security Capital Assurance Ltd Announces the Appointment of Fred Corrado and Paul E. Hellmers to its Board of Directors; Annual Shareholder Meeting to be Held May 20, 2008 HAMILTON, Bermuda

April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Security Capital Assurance Ltd (NYSE: SCA) (“SCA” or the “Company”) announced today that it has appointed Fred Corrado and Paul E. Hellmers to SCA’s board of directors. Following these two appointments, SCA’s board will have nine members. “We are pleased to welcome Fred and Paul as new members of the board. Their collective expertise in finance and risk management will be a strong addition to the Company’s board and we look forward to the counsel and experience that they will bring to SCA,” said SCA’s chairman, Michael P. Esposito, Jr.

Fred Corrado is being nominated as a Class II Director to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Brian M. O’Hara from the Company’s board on November 26, 2007. Paul E. Hellmers is being nominated as a Class I Director to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Alan Z. Senter from the Company’s board on December 27, 2007.

Mr. Corrado has over 40 years experience in finance, general management and corporate governance. Mr. Hellmers has over 25 years of diverse

investment banking, real estate, insurance and general management experience. Mr. Corrado served as chief financial officer and vice chairman of the board of directors for Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc. (“A&P”) from his appointment in 1992 to his retirement in 2002. Mr. Corrado joined A&P in 1987. Prior to that, Mr. Corrado served as president and chief operating officer of Nabisco Brands Ltd (“Nabisco”) from 1984 to 1986 and was a member of its board of directors. Mr. Corrado joined Nabisco in 1973. Mr. Corrado currently serves as director and audit committee chair of

Novell, Inc. (since November 2002). He also is a member of the Approva Corporation advisory board of directors (since 2005); a director of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (since 1999); and is a business strategy, acquisitions and integration consultant (since 2002). From 1998 to 2006, he served as director, member of the executive committee and chair of the finance committee of Covenant House. Mr. Corrado is a certified public accountant in New York State; a member of AICPA and NYSSCPA; a member of FEI and former chairman of their CFO Financial Advisory Council. Mr. Corrado graduated with a B.B.A. from Manhattan College and is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Business’ Advanced Management Program.

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About Security Capital Assurance Ltd

Security Capital Assurance Ltd is a Bermuda-domiciled holding company whose common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SCA). For more information please visit http://www.scafg.com .

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LOAD-DATE: April 11, 2008

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Corrado, Fred (MC1961) to SCA’s board of directors

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Dear John,

I believe that Fred is a member of the Class of 1961.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Wed, Apr 16 2008 6:19 PM

* Updated: Fri, Apr 18 2008 1:22 PM

JFound: Mulligan, Robert (MC????) joined GEAM as National Account Manager

http://www.investmentwires.com/common/article.asp?bhjs=0&storyid=17986

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

GEAM Beefs Up its Mutual Fund Sales Team

By InvestmentWires Staff

GE Asset Management is building out its U.S. mutual fund advisor sales and support team. The company has added seven new members in total. New additions include: five regional sales directors; Robert Mulligan, national account manager; and Vincent Leon, inside sales and service leader.

Mulligan was previously with Transamerica as divisional vice president of the Eastern U.S. Leon joined GEAM from Legg Mason, where he was assistant vice president and wholesaler desk supervisor for two years.

Company Press Release

Stamford, CT – April 16, 2008 – GE Asset Management Incorporated (GEAM) today announced seven additions to its U.S. mutual fund advisor sales and support team, including five regional sales directors, a national account manager and an inside sales leader:

Regional Sales Directors and their territories include George Fraser, Northeast Region; Todd Kobrin, Atlantic Region; Michael Woerner, Midwest Region; Charlie Anderson, Southern Region; and John Harty, Northwest Region. As regional leaders, they will seek to continue to expand sales of the GE Mutual Funds by partnering with advisors and providing product knowledge, best practices and market intelligence.

Robert Mulligan, a 20-year industry veteran, has joined GEAM as National Account Manager and will focus on growing and servicing the firm’s major intermediary client base, including mutual fund platforms. He will also team with the firm’s regional sales directors to expand their key relationships throughout the U.S. In addition, he will seek to help GEAM clients enhance their business models on an ongoing basis using GE best practices and expertise.

Vincent Leon has joined GEAM as Inside Sales and Service Leader and will focus on expanding his existing team to service advisor relationships and support GEAM’s regional sales directors with the growth and maintenance of their accounts. His group will also serve a critical role in the firm’s efforts to add value to its clients’ business models.

All seven positions report to Joe Lydon, National Sales Manager for GEAM’s advisor sales channel. “We’ve indicated our commitment to bringing GEAM’s investment expertise to advisors by dramatically adding to our sales team, including the addition of a number of senior, experienced industry professionals,” said Lydon. “Our sales leaders are strategically positioned throughout the U.S. and represent the greatest reach of our sales presence to date. In addition, we’re building our inside sales and service capabilities, starting with our hiring of a new team manager.”

“As we build our team, we enhance our capability to succeed in this competitive market and focus on our core strategy. We’re excited about the growth of our team and the way in which we’ll be able to continue to bring our experience to advisors interested in harnessing the power of GEAM and the GE global network for their clients’ portfolios,” added Mike Cosgrove, President and CEO – Mutual Funds for GEAM. George Fraser joins GEAM from BlackRock/State Street Research where most recently he was Vice President – New England, with wholesaler responsibilities for mutual fund sales to the retail account channel. His previous experience includes roles as regional and inside wholesalers during his 13 years with State Street Research. He has 15 years’ industry experience and attended the University of New Hampshire.

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Robert Mulligan previously worked for Transamerica as Divisional Vice President – Eastern U.S., where he built a wholesaling force for the wirehouse / regional distribution channel on the East Coast. Prior to his tenure at Transamerica, he held wholesaling roles at firms including GE Capital, GE Investment Management and Keystone Investments. Mulligan has over 20 years’ industry experience and received his BA in Economics from the University of Rhode Island. Vincent Leon joins GEAM from Legg Mason Inc. (formerly Citigroup Asset Management), where he was Assistant Vice President and Wholesaler Desk Supervisor for two years. While there, he also served as an internal wholesaler, working with separately managed accounts, domestic and offshore mutual funds, 529 plans, 401(k) plans, and annuities. He brings ten years of industry experience to GEAM. Leon received his BS in Finance from Manhattan College.

GEAM is a global asset manager wholly owned by General Electric Company, a diversified technology, media and financial services company. Built on an 80-year heritage of investment experience, GEAM today manages approximately $190 billion (as of December 31, 2007) in total assets. Portfolios managed by GEAM and its subsidiaries include $89 billion GE Asset Management in client assets for leading institutions and individual investors around the world, and the $60 billion GE U.S. Pension Trust, an overfunded plan to which the company has not made a contribution since 1987. Investment strategies are offered across all major asset classes, including U.S. and international equities, fixed income, and alternative assets.

GE Investment Distributors, Inc., Member FINRA & SIPC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of GEAM. ### For further information, contact: Chris Linehan, GE Asset Management Incorporated (203) 708-3193

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JObit: Moran, James A. Jr. (MC1947)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Moran, James A. Jr. (MC1947) Clifton Park, NY EXPIRES 21APR2008

http://www.legacy.com/TimesUnion-Albany/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=107801562

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James A. Moran Jr.

Moran, James A. Jr. CLIFTON PARK, N.Y.

James A. Moran Jr., 80, of Clifton Park, died peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at his residence surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was born on October 9, 1927 in New York, N.Y. and was the son of the late James A. Moran Sr. and Marion (Kilgannon) Moran. He was a graduate of Kingsbridge High School in the Bronx, received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in 1947, and earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from New York University.

He was the beloved husband of Jean A. (Volmer) Moran whom he married on October 11, 1952, and who predeceased him on December 29, 2006. Jim and Jean were communicants of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park, and were avid sailors on Lake George for over 30 years.

Jim was a world recognized expert in high-voltage underground cable, and traveled extensively in his 60-year career. He developed a state-of-the-art testing laboratory during his 25 years at Phelps Dodge Copper Products in Yonkers, N.Y. After a brief stint at I-T-E Imperial in Greensboro, Pa., he moved to Clifton Park and began a 10-year career at Power Technologies Incorporated in Schenectady in their high-voltage cable group. In 1984, Jim was appointed president of Nokia Cables USA, Inc., and enjoyed frequent travel with Jean to their headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.

After his retirement from Nokia, he continued to consult on high-voltage cable projects, sharing his expertise for years thereafter. Jim was a fellow of IEEE, and a frequent lecturer at their technical seminars. He was a teacher to his children and grandchildren, and following his retirement, was a mathematics teacher at the City Mission in Schenectady where he helped mission residents prepare for their GEDs. Jim was also a volunteer and member of the Mended Hearts at St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Medical Center.

Survivors include his devoted children and their spouses, James A. (Margi) Moran III of Yarmouth, Maine, Claudia (Mark) Moran Atkinson of Bedford, N.Y., Peter G. Moran Sr. of Saratoga Springs, William G. (Martha) Moran of Niskayuna, twin sons, Thomas M. (Sandra) Moran of Burbank, Calif. and Joseph M. (Sandi) Moran of Colonie, Hilary (Kevin) Moran Van Norstrand of Hyde Park, N.Y., and the late Charles A. Moran; 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gloria Moran Kearin.

Funeral will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the City Mission of Schenectady, 11 Cheltingham Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12306. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065; 518-371-5454.

Published in the Albany Times Union on 4/17/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

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* Posted on: Fri, Apr 18 2008 8:29 AM

JObit: McCarthy, Vincent D. (MC1964)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: McCarthy, Vincent D. (MC????) Ridgewood, NJ EXPIRES 20APR2008

http://www.legacy.com/NorthJersey/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=107845851

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Vincent McCarthy

McCARTHY Vincent D., 77, of Ridgewood and Spray Beach, N.J., passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on April 17, 2008. An adored and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Vinny was born on May 17, 1930 in the Bronx. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High School, he served his country as a submariner in the U.S. Navy. He earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and his MBA from Iona College.

Vinny spent most of his professional life working in information technology; his career included computer analyst positions at IBM, AT&T. He taught courses at Manhattan College and Bergen Community College. More recently, he lent his technological expertise to the Rectory at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, where he gave freely of his time refining the parish’s computer network. Vinny will be best remembered for his warm, engaging personality, his broad smile, his “silver blonde” hair, and his genuine interest in the well-being of others.

He will be missed forever by his beloved wife of 49 years, Katherine Durkin McCarthy, his six children, their spouses, and his 13 grandchildren: Tom and Michelle McCarthy Murphy, Mary McCarthy; Vincent and Anita McCarthy, Paul and Lorie McCarthy, Tim and Kathie McCarthy Fording, and David and Gina McCarthy; and his grandchildren, Kate, Jack and Thomas Murphy Durkin, Madeline, and Teddy McCarthy, Sherry and Thomas McCarthy, Michael, Molly, Caroline and Daisy Fording, and Liam McCarthy. He will also be missed by his brother and sister-in-law Donald and Civita McCarthy; his sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Timothy Sammy; his sister-in-law Sr. Michaela Durkin; and many nieces, nephews, and devoted friends. Vinny was predeceased by his brother John, and his brother-in-law Thomas Durkin.

Viewing will be at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood on Sunday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will offered on Monday, April 20, at 10:45 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Burial will follow in Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OLMC-The Vincent McCarthy Memorial Fund, 1 Passaic St. Ridgewood NJ 07450. feeneyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Record and Herald News on 4/18/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http://www.legacy.com/NorthJersey/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=107845851

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McCarthy, Vincent D. (MC1964)

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Dear John,

I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Fri, Apr 18 2008 8:39 AM

* Updated: Fri, Apr 18 2008 3:15 PM

CARTOON: Barack’s New book by Jerry Breen (MC1970)

http://tinyurl.com/66alba

John: Lately, my “Obama Been Lyin’ ” cartoon seems to be popping up all over the internet. Here’s a new one. Apparently, it’s impossible to make fun of Obama without being accused of racism. I’m sure this cartoon will get the same reaction, which is richly ironic, since the subject of the cartoon is Obama’s racism! I’ll send you a new Jimmy Carter cartoon in a day or so. Thanks again for your help in disseminating my artwork. – Jerry Breen

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With the kind permission of Jerry Breen (MC1970)

http://www.jerrybreen.com

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* Posted on: Fri, Apr 18 2008 9:17 AM

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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