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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 21 – 2008 MAY 25

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK21.htm

Index

JNEWS: Hill, Robert J. (MC1966) goes for Pawling Central School District Board of Education
JEMAIL: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) finds an inspiring NYT story about “Monks”
JEMAIL: Antenucci. John (MC1959) seeks Sullivan, Jim (MC1959)
JObit: Davis, Richard James (MC????)
JOY: Callender, Gina (2000) completes an MBA
JOY: Brennan, Peter (MC2008?) commissioned at MC’s Smith Auditorium
JNEWS: Crowley, Frank (MC1932?) spawned a VT race tradition
JNEWS: Sparandero, Frank (MC1970) receives honorary doctor of science degree
MNEWS: Undergraduate Degrees At 166th Commencement
JObit: O’Rourke, Br. Gregory (MC1950)
JNEWS: Bartilucci, Nicholas J. (MC????) 40 years commissioner Jericho Water District
JNEWS: Elbrecht, Andrew (MC2008) Graduates from Manhattan College
MNEWS: The Fourth Division includes the Manhattan College Pipe Band
JNEWS: Ranelli, Richard (MC????) helps with the SI Special Olympics Area Games
MNEWS: Rwabukamba, Alain (MC2013) comes to MC to study Engineering
CARTOON: My latest Obama caricature is not really a political cartoon
JBlogger: Callender, Gina (2000) Gina’s trials and tribulations RE: A favor to ask, it only takes a minute
JObit: Mathews, Douglas (MC1987)

JNEWS: Hill, Robert J. (MC1966) goes for Pawling Central School District Board of Education

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008805170314

2 seeking 2 seats in Pawling

May 17, 2008

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PAWLING – Two candidates are seeking two open seats on the Pawling Central School District Board of Education. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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Robert J. Hill

Age: N/A.

Resides: Pawling.

Job: Professional engineer/ corporate executive responsible for multibillion dollar projects locally and overseas.

Education: Fordham Prep and Manhattan College, licensed professional engineer.

Why you want to join the school board: I wish to continue to promote financial efficiency and tax reform, but most importantly to enhance education and enable students to dream and become the best they can be through advanced college preparation and scholarship achievement to the top universities. I support sports, extracurricular activities, multicultural awareness and developing our children into men and women who will help others.

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Hill, Robert J. (MC1966) goes for Pawling Central School District Board of Education

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[JR: Clearly if you’re a voter in Pawling, then this Jasper would like your support.2 for 2 seats? Why waste the money on an election? When elected, I hope our favorite Jasper in this races looks into that. Will we ever have two Jaspers running against each other? That will confuse the Jasper Jottings endorsement process.]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Sun, May 18 2008 6:29 AM

* Updated: Mon, May 19 2008 5:02 PM

JEMAIL: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) finds an inspiring NYT story about “Monks”

FROM THE EMAIL BOX:

Here’s a story from the NY Times of all places that actually depicts the Church in a positive light.  Read here for some encouragement on what is happening with vocations.  And spread the word;  you might even inspire a dormant vocation.

Carmine

[JR: I agree. For the Socialist rag to cast Holy Mother  Church in a positive light means that some editor will get fired! If it does inspire vocations, so much the better. If it inspires contributions or courageous actions for good, even better. Great find. Thanks.]

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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/nyregion/thecity/22monk.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Monks Who Play Punk

James Estrin/The New York Times

Father Luke in his room at St. Joseph’s Friary in Harlem.

By JOHN MITCHELL

Published: April 22, 2007

IT was 9 o’clock on a wintry Saturday night, and in the dimly lighted basement of Our Lady of Good Counsel, a Roman Catholic church on 90th Street and Second Avenue, the chatter of more than 400 young people competed with the din of a rock band. Those not shouting in one another’s ears were dancing, singing, laughing and jumping up and down while trying not to spill their cups of coffee.

“Who has ever heard of a monk playing funk music?” shouted Brother Agostino Torres, a 30-year-old friar wearing sandals and a hooded gray robe. Hands shot into the air.

“O.K., all right, but I’ll bet you never heard of this one,” Brother Agostino went on. “Because tonight, we’re going to have some monks play some punk!” Half a dozen other bushy-bearded, gray-frocked friars broke into a cacophony of drums, bass, saxophone and electric guitar.

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Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957)  finds an inspiring NYT story about “Monks”

Technorati Tags: MC1957

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* Posted on: Sun, May 18 2008 7:42 PM

JEMAIL: Antenucci. John (MC1959) seeks Sullivan, Jim (MC1959)

John,

I would like to know if anyone knows where Jim and Kathy Sullivan live now. We stopped getting Christmas cards a few years ago. They lived in in Happauge, NY. Jim graduated 59 EE. I think Jim was a brother in Pi Rho Phi. I was privileged to be the best man in their wedding close to fifty years ago. Roni and I miss their simple Christmas greeting and hope all is well with them. If anyone knows, let me know through Jasper Jottings.

Roni and John Antenucci

[JR: I don’t have a listing for him. But, we’ll see who speaks up.]

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* Posted on: Mon, May 19 2008 4:07 PM

JObit: Davis, Richard James (MC????)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Davis, Richard James (MC????) Braintree, MA EXPIRES 22MAY2008

http://www.legacy.com/SouthOfBoston-Ledger/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=110047708

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Richard James Davis

BRAINTREE Richard James Davis, 55 years of age, of Westwood, formerly of Braintree, died at his home on Sunday, May 18, 2008.

He was born in Boston and received his education at St. Mary’s Grammar School in Quincy, Xaverian High School in Westwood, Wentworth Institute in Boston, and at Manhattan College in New York. He received a Bachelors Degree in Engineering.

By occupation he was a software engineer in the technology industry. He was a vociferous reader and had traveled throughout the world. He was a member and former High Chief Ranger with the Catholic Order of Foresters and had been a member of several committees with the Order of Foresters. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association.

He was the son of the late James Michael Davis and Virginia (Mackie) Davis. Richard is survived by many cousins.

Funeral from the Mortimer N. Peck Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, BRAINTREE, on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 9:30am. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, SOUTH BRAINTREE SQUARE, at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting Hours will be held Wednesday evening from 7-9pm at the Mortimer N. Peck Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, BRAINTREE. Memorial donations may be sent to the Braintree Catholic Association of Foresters Education Fund, Attention John F. Anderson, Jr., Treasurer, 182 Forbes Road, Suite 119, Braintree, MA 02184-2693.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on 5/20/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http://www.legacy.com/SouthOfBoston-Ledger/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=110047708

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* Posted on: Tue, May 20 2008 10:46 AM

JOY: Callender, Gina (2000) completes an MBA

FROM A JASPER BLOGGER

Callender, Gina (2000) Gina’s trials and tribulations

http://ginating.blogspot.com/2008/05/graduation-at-last.html

Monday, May 19, 2008

Graduation at last!

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So on Saturday, I graduated from RPI. I didn’t have a real camera on me…so here are a few pics that I took with my cell phone.

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[JR: Congrats from the peanut gallery cheering section.]

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* Posted on: Tue, May 20 2008 10:59 AM

JOY: Brennan, Peter (MC2008?) commissioned at MC’s Smith Auditorium

http://milvets.wordpress.com/2008/05/20/news-and-events-week-of-51908

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3) The official commissioning ceremony for Peter Brennan will take place at Manhattan College’s Smith Auditorium promptly at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 24th. It can be accessed easily by taking the “1? train to either 238th or 242nd and walking up the hill. Cadets should be posted along the way as guides. For more information please contact Peter Brennan directly

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* Posted on: Tue, May 20 2008 11:04 AM

JNEWS: Crowley, Frank (MC1932?) spawned a VT race tradition

http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080520/SPORTS/805200322/1007/SPORTS

Bill Rodgers will add to Crowley aura

May 20, 2008

By Tom Haley Herald Staff

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There are some events in Rutland you look forward to because you are certain you’ll see people you know.

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And if you are an early riser, there is always the Crowley Brothers Memorial Road Race.

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But the Crowley Memorial Brothers Road Race traces its origins to some pretty famous guys in their own right.

They would be Clarence DeMar and Frank Crowley.

DeMar won a record seven Boston Marathons and Crowley, a Rutlander, was an NCAA All-American distance runner at Manhattan College who competed in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

The story is that DeMar and Crowley challenged one another to a race from Proctor to Rutland in the late 1920s. The younger Crowley defeated DeMar and that race continued for a number of years.

The race ceased for a bit but was revived in 1976 with the help of local people like Mike Canty, Bill Reardon, John Cioffredi and Frank’s brother, Joe Crowley.

I landed back in Rutland in 1987 and wrote about the race a number of different years. I have plenty of favorites, but one year still stands out.

It was in 2000 when the race was dead. There was a brief notice in the Rutland Herald that the race would not be held that year.

Then, the same week that the race would normally be held, Rutland’s Lincoln Fenn walked into this office and proclaimed the race would go on after all. Fenn and Hugh Short, both former Rutlland educators and track coaches, felt the race should be held without a break and they threw something together to make certain the tradition would not take a year off. There was no entry fee, prizes or commemorative T-shirts or electronic timing. There were only 20 runners.

But it was a race from the heart and miraculously it happened.

And talk about local flavor. John Daly, a Rutland High runner and NCAA Division II All-American distance runner from Southeast Missouri State University, just happened to be back from St. Louis for a family reunion, and won the race. Daly was married by the late Joe Crowley when Joe was a justice of the peace and the race is named for brothers Joe, Frank and Larry Crowley.

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The Crowley Brothers Memorial Road Race has a lot going for it. It has history, big names like Crowley, DeMar and now Rodgers, and it has a hilly, challenging layout that begins in one of the prettiest little communities anywhere.

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[JR: I didn’t know that?]

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* Posted on: Tue, May 20 2008 11:13 AM

JNEWS: Sparandero, Frank (MC1970) receives honorary doctor of science degree

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080519/GETPUBLISHED/805190374/1003/NEWS01

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2008

Contact: Lauren L. Fetterman, Publications Specialist 610-776-4590

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL PRESIDENT RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE

Dr. Frank Sparandero receives honorary doctor of science degree

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ALLENTOWN, PA – DeSales University awarded Dr. Frank Sparandero, President and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital, an honorary doctor of science degree on Saturday, May 17, 2008. DeSales University held its 40th Commencement exercises at 11:00 a.m. in Billera Hall.

Dr. Sparandero has participated in a number of community health ventures to address the issues of the uninsured and underinsured populations in the greater Lehigh Valley area. While at Sacred Heart Hospital, Dr. Sparandero has assisted in the development of a health clinic at the Allentown Rescue Mission. This clinic is run by the Physician Assistant Program at DeSales University and support for laboratory and x-ray testing, along with availability of medications, is provided by Sacred Heart Hospital. He has also become involved in the effort to bring a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to the Lehigh Valley. FQHCs enhance the delivery of primary care services in underserved urban and rural communities and include community health centers, public housing centers, outpatient health programs, and programs serving migrants and the homeless. Payment for FQHC services are based upon reasonable costs and include a per-visit, all-inclusive amount. Sacred Heart Hospital is in the midst of the FQHC application process with other area hospitals such as Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.

On behalf of Sacred Heart Hospital, Dr. Sparandero has also been involved in a regional health department initiative. Though Allentown and Bethlehem have their own health bureaus, health officials from Lehigh and Northampton Counties are joining forces to create a new bi-county health department to provide better access to public health services for residents in both counties.

To improve access to health care for both the uninsured and the underinsured, Dr. Sparandero also sits on the Greater Lehigh Valley Access to Care Task Force, a group focused on raising awareness about the need for high quality health care and health insurance for residents in the Lehigh Valley.

Dr. Sparandero earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Manhattan College and his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. He served his residency in internal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital and earned a Master of Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also completed flight training as a flight surgeon at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and was a research associate in hyperbaric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

After working in private practice in internal medicine, Dr. Sparandero served as clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

He served as a flight surgeon and medical squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force Reserve (retired). Before coming to Sacred Heart Hospital, Dr. Sparandero was Vice President for Medical Affairs and Senior Director of Occupational Medicine and Health Services at Merck & Co., Inc.

Currently, Dr. Sparandero’s interests include evidence-based medicine and management, organizational behavior and management, community health, and worker health and productivity. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association Board of Directors.

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Dear John,

I believe that the Doctor is a member of the Class of 1970

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Tue, May 20 2008 11:16 AM

* Updated: Wed, May 21 2008 3:30 PM

MNEWS: Undergraduate Degrees At 166th Commencement

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/051908_1.shtml

May 19, 2008

Manhattan College Awards Undergraduate Degrees At 166th Commencement

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College awarded close to 700 degrees in some 40 major fields of study from its five schools in arts, business, education, engineering and science at its 166th Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 18. Students who completed their studies in September 2007, February 2008 and May 2008 participated in the ceremony in the College’s Draddy Gymnasium.

During the ceremony, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters was presented to William F. Baker, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Educational Broadcasting Corporation (EBC).

In his keynote address, Baker told the graduates, “You are fortunate to have been educated at Manhattan College, and to be in New York City gives you a real advantage in a complex world. It may be hard for you to appreciate now, but think about why Manhattan College has produced so many famous graduates for a place its size. Being in New York City and having terrific faculty and an administration with values makes this place so special.”

Baker has been at the head of EBC since 1987. During his tenure, the station has grown and created new programs, such as Charlie Rose, City Arts and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. He established the Educational Resources Center, which has become America’s most prolific teacher trainer in multimedia technologies.

Baker’s career spans four decades. Prior to assuming his current position, he was president of Westinghouse Television and chairman of the cable programming companies. During his 10 years at Westinghouse, five cable networks were launched, including Discover Channel and the Disney Channel. He established the successful national program PM Magazine and introduced Oprah Winfrey as a talk show host.

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* Posted on: Tue, May 20 2008 3:23 PM

JObit: O’Rourke, Br. Gregory (MC1950)

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080521/OBITUARIES/805210447

BROTHER BASIL GREGORY O’ROURKE, F.S.C., 85, of Lincroft, MIDDLETOWN

May 21, 2008

BROTHER BASIL GREGORY O’ROURKE, F.S.C., 85, of Lincroft, MIDDLETOWN, died Tuesday, May 20, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. He was born in New York City. He received his Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on Sept. 7, 1939. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in history from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., in 1950; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from St. John’s University, Brooklyn, in 1959. Brother Gregory’s assignments included St. Cecilia’s School and Bishop Loughlin, both of Brooklyn; Bradley School, Manchester, N.H.; St. Augustine’s School, the Bronx; De La Salle College, Washington, D.C.; De La Salle School, Detroit; Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse, N.Y.; Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, N.Y.; Manhattan Prep School, New York City; Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx; Christian Brothers College, Memphis, Tenn.; La Salle Institute, Troy, N.Y.; Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, and Manhattan College, New York City.

The viewing hours will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at De La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at De La Salle Hall. Interment will follow at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro. Donations to the De La Salle Hall Nursing Development Fund, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge arrangements.

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* Posted on: Wed, May 21 2008 2:24 PM

JNEWS: Bartilucci, Nicholas J. (MC????) 40 years commissioner Jericho Water District

http://www.antonnews.com/syossetjerichotribune/2008/05/23/news/water.html

Nicholas Bartilucci Celebrates 40 Years

As Jericho Water Commissioner

Nicholas J. Bartilucci

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Nicholas J. Bartilucci is celebrating 40 years as a commissioner of the Jericho Water District. Bartilucci, former president and current Chairman of the Board of Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers, in Woodbury, and Chairman of the Board of Water Commissioners of the Jericho Water District, was honored with a celebration on May 16.

Bartilucci’s professional experience spans 50 years in civil and environmental engineering. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and from New York University with a Master of Civil Engineering degree. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps in the Panama Canal Zone.

Bartilucci is licensed to practice engineering in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Florida, and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

He is an active member in Professional Societies, Associations and Conferences, having served as president of the New York Water Environment Association, chairman of the Long Island Water Conference, director of the Water Pollution Control Federation, president of the Nassau-Suffolk Water Commissioners Association, the NGO representative to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council for the Water Environment Federation, and director of the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. He is currently the treasurer and a member of the executive committee of the New York Water Environment Association, a consulter to the Environmental Engineering Department at Manhattan College, a member of the Advisory Council of the Long Island Groundwater Research Institute at The University of Stony Brook, and a member of the Nassau County Water Resources Advisory Board.

Bartilucci has written numerous technical papers and has been the recipient of the Kenneth Allen Memorial Award and the Charles Agar Memorial Award from the New York Water Environment Association for meritorious papers and has also received the Arthur Sidney Bedell Service Award from the Water Environment Federation. He has been honored by the Coalition for the Protection of Long Island’s Groundwater, the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor and the Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington for his outstanding professional contribution to the field of Water Quantity Management on Long Island.

The Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers selected Bartilucci as “Engineer of the Year” in 1986 and has received the Distinguished Service and Community Service Awards from the same organization. He was the recipient of the 1997 Achievement Award presented by the Engineers Joint Committee of Long Island and was initiated and elevated to Manhattan College Chapter Honor Member of Chi Epsilon, the engineering honor society. He was the 1998 recipient of the George M. Fuller Award by the American Water Works Association and is the Water Environment Federation’s 1999 Honorary Membership awardee. He was the recipient of the 2001 Life Time Achievement Award by the Long Island Chapter of the New York Water Environment Association, the 2003 Outstanding Professional Engineer in Management Award by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, the George M. Diven, Jr. Award by the New York Section American Water Works Association in 2005, and was inducted in 2003 to the New York Water Environment Association Hall of Fame.

Bartilucci has been active in community, fraternal and charitable organizations having served as first vice president of the Center for the Developmentally Disabled and a member of the board of directors of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association and is vice president of the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. He is an Extraordinary Minister, a member of the Special Projects Committee and served on the Pastoral Council at Saint Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church in Syosset. He also is a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Sons of Italy. He was the Nassau County Italian-Americans in Government Services 2001 Honoree and the recipient of the 2003 Mary M. Lai Model of Faith Award by the Catholic Campus Parish of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.

Bartilucci is married and he and his wife, Joan, reside in the Village of Laurel Hollow. They have two sons and a daughter.

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* Posted on: Thu, May 22 2008 9:03 PM

JNEWS: Elbrecht, Andrew (MC2008) Graduates from Manhattan College

http://www.pcnr.com/news/2008/0521/schools/072.html

Andrew Elbrecht Graduates from Manhattan College

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Andrew Elbrecht, son of Elise & Martin Elbrecht of Lake Peekskill, and a member of Putnam Valley High School’ s first graduating class, the Class of 2004, graduated from Manhattan College on May 18, 2008, with a bachelor of science degree in education and a concentration in mathematics.

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* Posted on: Thu, May 22 2008 9:05 PM

JFound: Naranjo, David (MC?????) Director Product Development Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America

http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=400871

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David Naranjo, Director of Product Development for Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, has more than 15 years of experience in the consumer and commercial electronics industry. His professional background includes business analysis, product development, product planning and marketing. He was vice president of consumer electronics research with DisplaySearch. Naranjo earned a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, and his MBA with distinction in Marketing and Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management in San Diego.

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* Posted on: Thu, May 22 2008 9:10 PM

MNEWS: The Fourth Division includes the Manhattan College Pipe Band

http://www.antonnews.com/manhassetpress/2008/05/23/news

American Legion Post Announces

Memorial Day Parade Plans

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Anthony W. Buzzitta, commander of the Manhasset Post 304, American Legion, and James T. Brooks, parade chairman, have announced the line -of-march and schedule for the traditional Manhasset Day Parade and for the attendant memorial services. All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join the Legion in this remembrance of the great sacrifice of these American heroes.

The theme of the parade this year is celebration of the 80th year since the Post was founded and a memorial to Past County Commander and Past Post Commander William A. Baxter, who served his country, his community and his church for many years. Deceased Veterans of all wars will all be remembered, especially the 24 Manhasset residents who passed away during the past year. The Gold Star Monument in the Mary Jane Davies Green Park lists all the names of all the service members from Manhasset, killed in action, during all the wars since the Civil War. Last year, Sgt. James J. Regan’s name, having served multiple tours of action in Afganistan and Iraq, was added.

In preparation for the Memorial Day ceremonies, the Legion, assisted by Boy Scout Troop 97, will place American flags on the graves of veterans in local cemeteries and participate with other Legion Posts to decorate the graves at the Pinelawn National Cemetery. Memorial wreaths will also be placed at five memorial monuments in Manhasset. Plandome Road will be appropriately decorated for the occasion.

A Memorial Service in honor of our war dead will be held on Sunday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Road, Manhasset. All are invited to join with the Legion in the remembrance of the great sacrifice of these citizen soldiers.

On Memorial Day, May 26, the parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Over 30 organizations are scheduled to march including five bands and more than 30 pieces of fire apparatus and other vehicles.

The route of the parade will be along Plandome Road from Plandome Court to Memorial Place with excellent public viewing along the entire length. Those planning to march in the parade are expected to be present, ready to march, in their designated assembly areas no later than 9:30 a.m.

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The Fourth Division will meet on Bourndale Road North facing west, starting at the junction with Winthrope Road includes the Manhattan College Pipe Band; the Tower Foundation; Church of Our Savior Lutheran Nursery School; the North Shore Nursery School; the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce; the Kiwanis Club; Knights of Columbus; the North Shore Right to Life Committee; the Guild of St Francis Hospital; the Manhasset Soccer Club and the Committee for a Safer Manhasset. The Division Commander will be Patrick McGreal.

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The parade will conclude in formation at Memorial Field, where a special area will be designated for public viewing of the Memorial Services. The program will start with the National Anthem, played by the Manhasset High School Band under the direction of Randy Knudsen and sung by Catherine Lau.

Rabbi Todd Chizner of Temple Judea of Manhasset will give the Invocation. The Poppy Queen, Lauren Nevitt of Manhasset High School, will then be introduced.

The presentation of the floral tributes by the public will follow after which Chaplain James R. Russell of Post 304 will then read the Roll Call of the Honored Dead, accompanied by drummer Emmett O’Hanlon of the Manhasset High School Band. Taps will be rendered by William Cybriwsky and Christopher Chin both with the Manhasset High School Band and SFC Gregory Hall and SFC Kenneth Barnes, both of the 319th Statue of Liberty Band.

Vice Commander James T. Brooks will present the High School Achievement Awards to Marc-Andrew Ardito, Manhasset High School and to Paul Marino, St. Mary’s High School. The Boys’ State Scholarships will be awarded to Joseph Calderone and Michael Sinclair, both representing Manhasset BSA Troop No. 97, to Matt Savage, representing BSA Troop 71 and to Mr. David Knowles and

Joseph Sullivan, both from Manhasset High School. Mrs. Doris Bezkor, president of the Manhasset Auxiliary 304, will preside over the girls’ awards. Marylyn Furlong is the Americanism Chairlady for the school awards Program. However, Mrs. Doris Bezkor, who is also the Girls’ State Chairlady will present all the awards. The school awards will be presented to Victoria Belinsky of Manhasset High School and Miss Tara Thomas from St. Mary’s High School. The Girls’ State Award will be presented to Lauren Nevitt of Manhasset High School.

After brief remarks by Commander Buzzitta, the Reverend James E. Only, Congregational Church of Manhasset, will give the Benediction. To close the service, Catherine Lau will lead the audience in singing God Bless America accompanied by the U. S. Army 319th Statue of Liberty Band directed by CWO Stephen Joseph, Band Master.

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* Posted on: Thu, May 22 2008 9:13 PM

JNEWS: Ranelli, Richard (MC????) helps with the SI Special Olympics Area Games

http://www.silive.com/columnists/namegame/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1211278520135180.xml&coll=1

Petrides grad leads his team of volunteers from Goldman Sachs at annual games

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

By DANIEL O’LEARY ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Richard Ranelli was up early last Saturday.

Real early.

Getting-up-for-work early.

The 23-year-old analyst at Goldman Sachs rises early every weekday, so you couldn’t blame him for wanting a few extra winks on a Saturday.

But last Saturday, he just had to get to Monsignor Farrell for the Staten Island Special Olympics Area Games.

Ranelli was a co-captain for the team of 35 other Goldman Sachs employees that volunteered to work the event.

“It’s definitely the sacrifice of a Saturday,” said Ranelli. “But it’s a worthy sacrifice.”

The Games, celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, had 515 athletes and over 200 volunteers. And Ranelli wasn’t missing out this year.

“Goldman has been helping at this event for years,” he said. “The sign-up sheet fills up fast, because it’s something everyone wants to be a part of, so this year, I got on early.”

Last year, Ranelli missed out, ending up at an animal shelter in Brooklyn, where he went on a couple of dog-walking missions. As an athlete – he played baseball and basketball at Petrides before becoming captain of the crew team at Manhattan College – it was easier for Ranelli to fit in at a sporting event.

“It’s nice to be able to give something back,” said Ranelli. “Being involved in sports, that’s definitely a big reason I wanted to get involved with this.

“It’s worth getting up in the morning. I wanted to be there. When you see the look on the faces of the athletes, it’s just great.”

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Ranelli, Richard (MC????) helps with the SI Special Olympics Area Games

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* Posted on: Thu, May 22 2008 9:19 PM

MNEWS: Rwabukamba, Alain (MC2013) comes to MC to study Engineering

http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/lewisboro/33522.shtml

May 15, 2008

Rwanda’s Alain Rwabukamba

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A new life in America is helping those back home

Eighteen-year-old Alain Rwabukamba grew up surrounded by the overwhelming horrors of tribal genocide in his native country of Rwanda. Now 18, he is receiving his high school diploma from The Harvey School on June 5, and looking forward to studying engineering at Manhattan College this coming fall.

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Rwabukamba, Alain (MC2013) comes to MC to study Engineering

[JR: Hope he makes it! That country could use a few good folks.]

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* Posted on: Thu, May 22 2008 9:27 PM

CARTOON: My latest Obama caricature is not really a political cartoon

http://jasperjottings-daily.com/2008/05/23/cartoon-my-latest-obama-caricature-is-not-really-a-political-cartoon/

John: My latest Obama caricature is not really a political cartoon.

Some folks in Oregon hired me to do the face of Obama for a new “product” – really a gag gift – called “OBAMAir”. Their company usually sells bags of frozen food. Now they’re offering bags of Obama’s own breath, captured at some of his recent campaign stops and packaged for mass consumption, at $10 a bag! (I’m told that in the event of a “water landing”, it can be used as a flotation device.) You can buy them online at their website, http://www.obamair.com . Check it out; it’s hilariously funny. – Jerry Breen (Jasper ‘71)

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With the kind permission of Jerry Breen (MC1970)

http://www.jerrybreen.com

[JR: I’m sure the air is “hot”. Just as with any of the other politicians!]

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* Posted on: Fri, May 23 2008 10:18 PM

JBlogger: Callender, Gina (2000) Gina’s trials and tribulations RE: A favor to ask, it only takes a minute

FROM Callender, Gina (2000) “Gina’s trials and tribulations”

http://ginating.blogspot.com/2008/05/click-it.html

Friday, May 23, 2008

Click it…

A favor to ask, it only takes a minute….

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Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and! click on ‘donating a mammogram’ for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn’t cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here’s the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

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Labels: breast cancer

posted by Gina at 7:47 AM

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[JR: Jasper Jottings reaches about 1500. (Unless there is one reader, at 1500 different ip addresses.) So our fellow Jasper has requested our help. Enough said!]

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* Posted on: Sat, May 24 2008 9:00 AM

JObit: Mathews, Douglas (MC1987)

http://www.legacy.com/NorthJersey/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=110164891

Douglas Mathews

MATHEWS Douglas, of Midland Park, 42, is at peace after a long illness. Born in Teaneck he grew up in Oradell and lived in River Edge before moving to Midland Park 13 years ago. Douglas was a 1987 graduate of Manhattan College with his BS in Chemical Engineering. He was a Contracts Analyst, for MDX Solutions, Mahwah, NJ. He was a parishioner of Church of the Nativity, Midland Park.

Surviving is his loving wife Diane (nee Sayegh) Mathews, his children, Marie, Robert, Caroline and Daniel. He was predeceased by his daughter, Christie Mathews, age 9 in 2002. His parents, Gerald and Jane (nee Leahy) Mathews of Waldwick, his parents in law, Robert and Diane Sayegh of Ho-Ho-Kus. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Joseph of Neptune, Marianne (Scot) Van Demark of Chester, NY, Kathleen (Charles) Krieger of Goshen, NY, Eileen (Michael) Giordano of Ledgewood, NJ, Timothy of Boca Raton, FL, Stephen (Marie) of Larchmont,NY, Richard (Allyson)of River Edge, James of New York, NY and Theresa of New York, NY. Also surviving are sixteen nieces and nephews.

Visiting Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect St. Midland Park, NJ. Funeral Mass Friday 9:30 AM from the Church followed by the interment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations to Smile Train, 245 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016 would be appreciated. Arrangement by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 http://www.vpfh.com

Published in The Record and Herald News on 5/22/2008.

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Mathews, Douglas (MC1987)

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[JR: This ‘popped’ today Saturday 24 May 08. Argh!]

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* Posted on: Sat, May 24 2008 11:47 AM

Memorial Day weekend

My dear fellow Jaspers:

I hope we all take a moment on Monday.

Not because some politician tells us we should at 3pm for their agenda. But, because we allowed undeclared wars to happen in our name and good people acted on what we said we needed.

I plan to take that moment to:

* Pray for all the boys and girls who gave their lives for what they believed in.

* Recognize the ongoing sacrifices being made.

* Value the ‘breakage’ in the wounded; insist that ‘we’ do right by them.

* Grieve with all the families that are picking up afterwards.

* And, finally, hope that we all begin to hold the politicians accountable for their words and actions that put ‘our people’ in harm’s way in our name.

You know if I could I’d bring them all home on Tuesday – Wednesday latest.

I will pray they all come home in one piece.

And that ‘we’ get back to a Department of Defense and return to the Constitutional America of Liberty. We seem to have lost our way.

What will you do – or what did you do – on Monday? Picnic and party? Listen to more political rhetoric? Forget it all and vacation? Tube out?

Sorry if I’ve offended,
Your Collector In Chief
sadly, fjohn68

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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