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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 25 – 2008 JUNE 22

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 25 – 2008 JUNE 22

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK25.htm

Index

JObit: Ciasulli, Stephen M. (MC????)
JObit: Brady, Sr. Mary C. (MC1944)
JObit: Smith, Robert “Bobby” [MC1967] obit reported by McGory, Thomas [MC????]
MFound: Byrne, Jasper Mister (MC1913)
JNews: Chiappa, Michelle (MC????) and Chiappa, Joe (MC????) cited
MNEWS: Francis Lombardi (MChonor2007)
JHQ: Manhattan College Begins Search For 19th President
ADMINISTRIVIA: New HEADER graphic
MFound: Catholic scholars try to bolster unions
JNEWS: Tully, Fr. Gerard (MC1983) Pastor, St. Philip Neri Parish, Portland
JFound: Whitmore, Kendra (MC2003) Company: WCS, aka The Bronx Zoo (on FRIENDSTER)
Whitmore, Kendra (MC2003) Company: WCS, aka The Bronx Zoo
JFound: Di Justo, Patrick (MC1986) I write for the… (on FRIENDSTER)
JEMAIL: Geneologist wants to know who are the parents of Christopher Prunty (MC2005)?
JObit: West, John K. (MC1965)
JEMAIL: Inquiry re Christopher Prunty
JObit: Dillon, Edward J. (MC????)
Comment on JObit: Ciasulli, Stephen M. (MC????) by Adele Bourdon
Comment on JOY: Engagement of Victoria A. Farley (MC2005) and Christopher Prunty (MC2005) by Bette Thatcher

JObit: Ciasulli, Stephen M. (MC????)

http://www.legacy.com/StarLedger/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=111624789

Stephen M. Ciasulli

CIASULLI Stephen M. Ciasulli Son, father, brother, 34 Stephen M. Ciasulli, 34, of Morristown passed away on May 17, 2008, in West Caldwell. Arrangements were under the direction of the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Rd., Parsippany, (973)887-3235 or visit http://www.partroyfuneralhome.com. Born in Daytona Beach, Fla., Stephen received his B.A. in business from Manhattan College in New York City and became a real estate investor in New Jersey. Survivors include his devoted parents: his father, Robert G. Ciasulli Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of Kinnelon; his mother, Adele Bourdon of West Caldwell; his loving daughter, Kristi Noelle of Hasbrouck Heights; his dear brother, Robert G. III of Freehold; his maternal grandmother, Josephine Bourdon of Caldwell; his paternal grandmother, Marie Mosher of Cranford; and his paternal step-grandmother, Patricia Ciasulli of Delray Beach, Fla. Donations may be made in his memory to: The Stephen Ciasulli Charity of Hope c/o Woehling & Freeman, Esq., 50 Elmer St., Westfield, N.J. 07090.

Published in the Star-Ledger on 6/15/2008.

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Ciasulli, Stephen M. (MC????)

[JR: Tragic at that age!]

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** Posted on: Sun, Jun 15 2008 9:22 AM

JObit: Brady, Sr. Mary C. (MC1944)

Sister Mary Camillus Brady
New Windsor, NY

Sr. Mary Camillus Brady, of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Windsor, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. She was 100.

Daughter of the late Hugh and Julia Brady, she was born July 18, 1907 in the Bronx, NY.

Sister entered religious life on February 2, 1927 at Mount St. Joseph, New Windsor. She made first vows on August 15, 1929 and final vows on August 15, 1932. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in 1944 and Master’s from Fordham University in 1948. During her ministry as a teacher, she taught at several schools, including, St. Frances of Rome, in the Bronx; St. Teresa’s, Manhattan; St. John’s, Goshen; Holy Rosary, in the Bronx; St. Lucy’s, in Houma, LA; St. Paul’s, Yonkers; Presentation Junior College, New Windsor, NY; St. Jude, Manhattan; St. Paul’s, Yonkers; Mount St. Joseph Academy, New Windsor, and St. Joseph’s, New Windsor, NY.

She is survived by her niece, Julia Dye of Park Ridge, IL; grand-nephew, Donald R. Dye of New York City; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A wake will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at Mount St. Joseph, New Windsor. A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Mount St. Joseph Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Presentation Building Fund, 880 Jackson Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553.

Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 845-561-8300 or BrooksFH.com.

Published in the Times Herald-Record on 6/15/2008.

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Brady, Sr. Mary C. (MC1944)

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** Sun, Jun 15 2008 9:34 AM

JObit: Smith, Robert “Bobby” [MC1967] obit reported by McGory, Thomas [MC????]

From: Thomas McGory [MC????]
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 3:45 PM
Subject: Bobby Smith MC ‘68 or ‘69

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ROBERT SMITH, 63
05/29/2008
Friday, May 30, 2008

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Native Staten Islander and “Mayor of Forest Avenue” Robert (Bobby) Smith died yesterday in New York Hospital Queens, after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. His age was 63.
Born the fourth of 10 children, he was reared in West Brighton. He graduated from Brooklyn’s Xaverian High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Manhattan College before he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1970 for the Vietnam War.But because Mr. Smith’s younger brother Tommy already had volunteered for the Marines and was serving in Vietnam, the soldier was sent to Korea, where he was assigned to peacekeeping operations.

After his discharge in 1974, Mr. Smith returned to his old job delivering pizzas for the former West Brighton institution Pal Joey’s, where he worked nights and on weekends for 35 years.

He taught physical education at Sacred Heart School in West Brighton in the 1970s and ’80s, and then opened The Courtyard, on Forest Avenue, which he operated for about a decade.

Mr. Smith was a resident of St. George.

A world traveler with a wide range of friends, he frequently traveled to Puerto Rico and Europe, and had friends in such far-flung spots as Amsterdam and Paris, said his brother, Jim Smith.

“He was a free spirit and had a lot of friends,” his brother, Jim, said. “He would just take off on a whim.”
Mr. Smith was an ardent Yankees fan, a passion that could be traced to the days when his father, James F. Smith, would return from Yankee Stadium and regale his children with tales of watching Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Mr. Smith was a season ticket holder for 30-plus years.

“We were all indoctrinated,” Jim Smith said. “He delighted in inviting friends and family to the games.”
Mr. Smith also was a motorcycle enthusiast, and would take frequent day trips to the Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania and the Jersey Shore. He once rode to Boston to see a Yankees-Red Sox game.

He was an active volunteer with the Pepper Martin Run on Staten Island, and was an organizer of the annual PS 45 Courtyard Reunion in West Brighton.

Mr. Smith was a longtime parishioner of St. Peter’s R.C. Church, New Brighton, where he was an usher.
Surviving, along with his brother, Jim, are his brothers, William, Thomas, Raymond, Jack and Richard, and his sisters, Margaret (Peggy) Whiteside and Mary Smith.

His brother, Edward Smith, died in 1997.

The funeral will be Monday from the Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Brighton.

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Smith, Robert “Bobby” [MC1967] obit reported by McGory, Thomas [MC????]

[JR: Too close to home! Age-wise.]

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** Sun, Jun 15 2008 5:38 PM Updated: Wed, Jun 18 2008 3:50 PM

MFound: Byrne, Jasper Mister (MC1913)

http://harryjbyrne.blogspot.com

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As actor, dad regaled us with Heirich Heine’s “The Laurelei’. In German! “Ick vas is vas solis bedirten.” Then, “It was the time of the workingman’s great strike[probably 1877], the roar of the mills was stilled…” Despite his love for Manhattan College (Class ‘13 with Brooklyn Bishop Bryan McEntagert) dad was the leader of a student strike. Dad intrigued us with the rapid fire German-Yiddish saga of the farmer who couldn’t get home that night because his pig would not go over the fence. His appeals for help went unanswered until, “The ox began to drink the water,the water began to quench the fire, the fire began to burn the stick, the stick began to beat the pig, the pig got over the fence and the farmer got home that night.” Then there were the Civil War poems and songs that his father, a former sailor in the Union Navy had taught him.

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Byrne, Jasper Mister (MC1913)

[JR: Worth a few minutes of your time.]

http://www.blogger.com/profile/01045288678670088353

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Msgr. Harry J. Byrne
* Industry: Religion
* Occupation: Retired Clergyman
* Location: 5655 Arlington Avenue, : Bronx, NY 10471 : United States
About Me
Public school education developed interests in writing and public discussion. High school at Iona Prep with the Christian Brothers disclosed the broad horizons of Christian philosophy, art, and history. Seminary studies prepared for ministry. Graduate studies in Canon Law prepared for work in church governance. Involvement in community and governmental bodies over the years showed the need for and the value of wide citizen participation in community and governmental affairs. Pastoral ministry disclosed the importance of lay participation in Church life and governance. The mindset of clericalism can be opened by conversation of bishops with today’s educated and articulate laity. Respectful dialogue brings helpful sharing of insights on both sides and encourages the deepening of knowledge and the strengthening of relationships. It is the hope of this site to carry on sometthing of this conversation. CONTACT e-mail: larchstar@aol.com
Interests
* Human rights vis a vis church governance and civil governance; First Amendment concerns; Church reform efforts.
Msgr. Harry J. Byrne’s Blogs
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View this Blog Archangel

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** Posted on: Mon, Jun 16 2008 6:57 PM

JNews: Chiappa, Michelle (MC????) and Chiappa, Joe (MC????) cited

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008806150406

Scholar-Athletes of the Year
BY BOB BAIRD
JOURNAL NEWS COLUMNIST

  • JUNE 15, 2008

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In 28 years, the program has awarded a total of nearly $100,000 in scholarships to the best of the best – those who excel in the classroom, in athletic competition, and in their schools and communities.
Back in 1980, that was the motivation for the program – to honor those who achieve at the highest level in everything they do.

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Joe Chiappa and his sister Michelle both went on to Manhattan College and work as engineers.

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Chiappa, Michelle (MC????) and Chiappa, Joe (MC????) cited

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** Posted on: Mon, Jun 16 2008 8:14 PM

MNEWS: Francis Lombardi (MChonor2007)

http://www.masstransitmag.com/web/online/People/ACEC-New-York-Honors-Three-at-its-Spring-Conference/16$6298

People: ACEC New York Honors Three at its Spring Conference

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The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York honored three industry leaders June 9 at its annual spring conference at The Marriott East Side in New York City. The honorees were recognized for their exemplary leadership and contributions to New York’s consulting engineering community.

The recipient of this year’s President’s Award, Engineer of the Year Award and New Principal of the Year Award respectively are: Francis J. Lombardi, Samuel (Sam) I. Schwartz and Thomas (Tom) C. McLaughlin.
President’s Award: Francis Lombardi, P.E.

The President’s Award is given to a non-member of the council whose leadership and business savvy best supports ACEC New York’s mission to be the leading advocate for member companies and the industry as a whole.

Francis Lombardi, chief engineer of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, has long been a friend and champion of ACEC goals, objectives and activities. In addition to the President’s Award, he was the recipient of an ACEC New York Scholarship in 1970, and a Special Awards Presentation (Salute to the Chief Engineers of the Port Authority) in 2000.

Lombardi started his career with the Port Authority in 1971 as an engineering trainee. Since his appointment to the position of chief engineer in 1995, Lombardi has been responsible for delivering the agency’s multibillion dollar capital programs and oversees such high-profile construction projects as the $300 million contract to restore PATH service to lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks. He also directed the engineering efforts for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport, which includes the $1.9 billion AirTrain light rail project and the redevelopment of Newark International Airport, which includes a rail link connecting the airport’s monorail service to Amtrak and NJ Transit.

In addition to many professional memberships, he serves on several boards, including the board of consultors to the Department of Civil Engineering at Manhattan College, and the board of managers of the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association.

Frank Lombardi’s business achievements have earned him numerous awards and recognition, but it is his commitment to education and mentoring in the A/E/C industry, however, that has earned him his highly regarded reputation as a concerned, caring and compassionate individual, personally involving himself in the following activities: the ACE Mentor Program (N.Y. and N.J.); American ORT, Engineering and Construction Industry Chapter, the world’s largest non-sectarian and non-governmental education and training organization; ASCE Met Section Scholarship Luncheon; Engineering Career Day at Rutgers University; FIRST Robotics Program; Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day; Manhattan College Mentor Program; Polytechnic University Mentor Program and Salvadori Center, a non-profit educational center at the City College of New York dedicated to helping inner-city youth appreciate science and mathematics through a hands-on study of bridges and other structures.

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** Posted on: Tue, Jun 17 2008 6:13 PM

JHQ: Manhattan College Begins Search For 19th President

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/061608_1.shtml

June 16, 2008

Contact: Scott Silversten Phone: (718) 862-7232

Manhattan College Begins Search For 19th President
Br. Thomas Scanlan to step down from position in June 2009

RIVERDALE, N.Y. -Manhattan College will commence its search for its next president this summer as Brother Thomas J. Scanlan, F.S.C., prepares to step down from the position in June 2009, after nearly 22 years of unparalleled leadership.

The firm Isaacson, Miller has been hired to conduct an extensive national search, with Eugene McGrath ’63, trustee emeritus and retired chairman & CEO of Con Edison, serving as chairman of the search committee. A full job description can be found at http://www.imsearch.com.

Scanlan, the College’s 18th and longest-tenured president, was inaugurated on October 29, 1987. Prior to his appointment, he was vice chancellor and chief executive officer of Bethlehem University, a private, independent institution sponsored by the Vatican and directed by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

Under Scanlan’s leadership, Manhattan College has undergone a transformation that has it currently recognized as one of the premier Catholic institutions of higher education in the nation. His presidency has allowed Manhattan to meet the increasing demands of education in the 21st century.

During his time in office, the College has seen a 120 percent increase in applications and a 100-point increase in SAT scores while achieving accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Five-year programs have been added in education and engineering, and a new major, computer engineering, has been included in the curriculum.

Manhattan College has raised over $225 million in two capital campaigns during the past two decades and the endowment has increased tenfold. A second new residence hall will be completed later this year, with Horan and its new twin, East Hill Residence, housing 1,250 students.

Scanlan’s leadership led to the construction of the 24-7 state-of-the-art Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley Library featuring modern accommodations for study and research, which was joined to the renovated and updated Cardinal Hayes Pavilion. A new multi-level parking garage also will be completed in summer 2008, and athletic facilities have been upgraded, including a new playing service at Gaelic Park.

In 1987, Scanlan was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifici Cross from Pope John Paul II for service to the
Catholic Church in the Holy Land. A 20-year veteran in the field of education, he was director of finance and education for the New York Province of the Brothers of the Christian Schools from 1978-1981, where he presided over the Province’s 14 educational institutions.

He served for eight years at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, N.J., first as a member of the faculty, then as vice principal, and from 1972-1975, as the principal. During the late 1970s, he was an instructor in organizational behavior for the Manhattan College’s school of business.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Scanlan earned a doctorate in organizational behavior from Columbia University; a Master’s degree from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America. His many professional affiliations include membership with the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, National Collegiate Athletic Association and the New York State Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.

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[JR: A sad day for the College and for me personally. He is a tremendous leader. I found him personally inspiring. And, he certainly ‘helped’ me grow.]

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** Posted on: Tue, Jun 17 2008 6:30 PM

ADMINISTRIVIA: New HEADER graphic

You may recognize the art work. Should you need some stuff drawn, I know someone who you can ask for a quote.

With the kind permission of Jerry Breen (MC1971)
http://www.jerrybreen.com

P.S.: Don’t forget to ask for the Jasper discount!

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** Posted on: Tue, Jun 17 2008 6:48 PM

MFound: Catholic scholars try to bolster unions

http://goodjesuitbadjesuit.blogspot.com/2008/06/jesuicrats-fighting-war-that-does-not.html

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Jesuicrats: Fighting A War That Does Not Exist
Catholic scholars try to bolster unions
By Rich Barlow
June 14, 2008

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The collision of an election year with economic distress – a housing slump, soaring gas prices, shaky corporate-sponsored health and pension plans, among other factors – has made the state of the American worker a campaign issue. One hundred and twelve years ago, in an era of similar uncertainty, William Jennings Bryan, fueled partly by his devout Protestant faith, ran for president (lost) on a pro union platform. more stories like this Since then, unions have ascended and waned. Now, a group of Catholic academics and clergy wants to reinvigorate them and its members, citing their church’s teaching as support. Founded by a religion professor at Manhattan College in New York, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice has several Massachusetts residents on its steering committee.

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[JR: More of that ‘social justice’ stuff. I remember hearing it at MC decades ago. It didn’t make sense then; still doesn’t today. How do they feel about the law of gravity? I can no more assure the poor of what they call a ‘living wage’ than I can make the weightless. You’d think that even a rudimentary study of economics would show them that redefining the scale on the thermometer doesn’t make the temperature change. If they really want to help the poor, lower taxes – increase the economy – cut the minimum wage. JFK hit the nail on the head with “A rising tide lifts all boats”. Putting folks on the dole ain’t ‘social justice’; neither for the folks paying, not the folks receiving. It’s Socialism. And, we have seen how well that worked in Russia, Germany, China, and North Korea. And, here to a certain extent. Argh!]

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** Posted on: Tue, Jun 17 2008 6:55 PM

JNEWS: Tully, Fr. Gerard (MC1983) Pastor, St. Philip Neri Parish, Portland

http://www.sentinel.org/node/9151

June 18, 2008
News Stories
Print Edition: 06/20/2008
Archdiocese announces priest reassignments, effective July 1

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Archdiocese announces priest reassignments, effective July 1
Archbishop John Vlazny has announced the clergy reassignments for the Archdiocese of Portland. They are as follows:

{Extraneous Deleted}

Father Gerard Tully, CSP: Pastor, St. Philip Neri Parish, Portland

After graduating from Manhattan College in 1983, Father Tully entered the work force for awhile before joining the Paulists in 1988. He studied at Catholic University of America in 1989. In 1993, he finished his Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained in 1994 in New York City. His pastoral assignments have included stints in New York City, Arizona, Rome, and Texas.

{Extraneous Deleted}

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Tully, Fr. Gerard (MC1983) Pastor, St. Philip Neri Parish, Portland

[JR: Maine or Oregon? :-) Oregon, of course. Now I’ll have to return to my birth state. All bad pennies go home?]

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** Posted on: Wed, Jun 18 2008 6:12 PM

JFound: Whitmore, Kendra (MC2003) Company: WCS, aka The Bronx Zoo (on FRIENDSTER)

REPORTING FROM THE FRIENDSTER DESK
IN THE JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM

http://profiles.friendster.com/15075513

Kendra Whitmore

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what can i say i like to goof around
* Female, 26, Single
* Interested In: Friends, Activity Partners
* Member Since: Dec 2004
* Location: New York, NY
* Hometown: Binghamton Ny
* College: Manhattan College
* Company: WCS, aka The Bronx Zoo
* Last Login: 24 hours
* Kendra’s URL:
* http://profiles.friendster.com/15075513
“I’ve been told that I’m an honest, good hearted, wholesome kinda girl and I agree w/ all of that :-D But no matter what I…”
# Schools (Other):
The Swedish Institute, Manhattan College, Montrose Area High Sschool, Choconut Valley Elem
# College/University:
Manhattan College, Attended 1999 – 2003, Bachelor’s Degree, Exercise science sports Med
# Occupation:
student and a victim of habbit
# Affiliations:
A sister of Aplha Upsilon Pi
# Hobbies and Interests:
I like to surround my self w/ people that make me laugh, people w/ short term memory loss :-D, like to watch most sports
# Favorite Books:
I read text books……………..fun right :-\, All I need to know I learned in kindergarden, Uh-oh, Aqua erotica, Kama sutra, Get stoned and read this book
# Favorite Movies:
Half baked, Dazed and Confused, Pretty Woman, Vanilla sky, Traffic, Road trip, Finding Nemo, The lil mermaid, Benny and June, Legond of the fall
# Favorite Music:
I will listen to most anyting but I do love to dance to reggae, and lately my music choice has been what doug puts in the radio
# Favorite TV Shows:
That 70’s show, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Sex in the City :-), Dave Chapelle show, Conan O’Brian, John Stewart, Crank yankers, Boiling point
# Zodiac Sign:
Cancer
# About Me:
I’ve been told that I’m an honest, good hearted, wholesome kinda girl and I agree w/ all of that :-D But no matter what I say here, it does not mean anything. Get to know me on your own time and form your own opinion
I work full time playing w/ animals and at night i go to school (for massage therapy) full time, u might wanna get to know me ;-p
I live in an apt in east harlem w/ my cat lil man.
If you are a lover of the 80’s you need to check out http://www.retrojunk.com its totaly rad!!!!
# Who I Want to Meet:
I always enjoy meeting funny entertaining people who are not that judgmental. I know its hard not to be in todays world but I try to look at everything w/ and open mind and so should you.
Would love to meet Gwen Stefani and her hottie husband Gavin *heart flutter*

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Whitmore, Kendra (MC2003) Company: WCS, aka The Bronx Zoo

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** Posted on: Wed, Jun 18 2008 9:58 PM

JFound: Di Justo, Patrick (MC1986) I write for the… (on FRIENDSTER)

REPORTING FROM THE FRIENDSTER DESK
IN THE JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM

http://profiles.friendster.com/44891300

Patrick Di Justo

***Begin Quote***
* Male, 44, Single
* Member Since: Jun 2007
* Location: Brooklyn, NY
* College: Columbia University, College of Mount St. Vincent, Manhattan College
* Company: American Museum of Natural History, Andrus Planetarium, Hudson River Museum, Equitable Life assurance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, PerQ Research, Wired Magazine
* Last Login: 24 hours
* Patrick’s URL:
* http://profiles.friendster.com/44891300
“I am a contributing editor for Wired Magazine. I write for Popular Science. I write for Scientific American. I write for the…”
# Schools:
Sacred Heart Grade School, Attended 1976 – 1978, Class of 1978
# College/University:
Columbia University, Attended 1988 – 1989, Class of 1989, Master’s Degree, Multimedia Production
College of Mount St. Vincent, Attended 1982 – 1989, Class of 1989, Bachelor’s Degree, Science Journalism
Manhattan College, Attended 1982 – 1986, Class of 1986, Bachelor’s Degree, Science Journalism
# Occupation:
writer
# About Me:
I am a contributing editor for Wired Magazine. I write for Popular Science. I write for Scientific American. I write for the New York Times Circuits section. I write for New York magazine. I have actually gotten rejection notices from The New Yorker. I am a regular blogger at Worldchanging New York and an itinerant blogger at Worldchanging Global. I have a regular science segment on Monday mornings on WFUV-FM (90.7 in New York). I am available to speak in any medium or forum, on just about any science or technology topic.
I used to work as an astrophysics lecturer at the American Museum of Natural History. Yes, I have spent many nights at the museum. Yes, certain exhibits in the museum come to life at night. Email me to find out which.
I have worked as a robot programmer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. I have lost $500,000 in US currency. I have done standup comedy. I have walked on the outside ledge of the 72nd floor of the Empire State Building for a radio story. I have designed experiments that have flown on the Space Shuttle.
I grew up in a haunted house in Yonkers, NY. I was the Son of Sam`s paper boy for a few weeks in the summer of 1977. I also singlehandedly caused the 1977 blackout. Write for details.
I am such a nerd that I used to be president of my local astronomy club. I make LED sculptures. I have developed a method of digital rotoscoping (check out my videos).
I have squirted Ron Howard in the face with a water gun. I told Sigourney Weaver`s daughter (in front of her) that there are no such things as space aliens. I have explained meteorites to David Byrne. I have had Wolf Blitzer steal pizza from me. I saw Bill Clinton drop off his girlfriend on Houston Street. I shared a buffet with Al Gore.
# Who I Want to Meet:
Ignaz Semmelweis
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Di Justo, Patrick (MC1986) I write for the…

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** Posted on: Wed, Jun 18 2008 10:03 PM

JEMAIL: Geneologist wants to know who are the parents of Christopher Prunty (MC2005)?

From: Thatcher, Bette
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:23 PM
Subject: JottingsLink

Jasper,

I am working on the Prunty genealogy and I found your notice of Christopher and Victoria getting married. Any chance of finding out who his parents are?

I have a Christopher, b. in 1967, whose parents are Eugene and Barbara, living in Braxton, WV. I am hoping that is them.

Thanks,
Bette Thatcher, IST
Production Data Guidance, State Controller’s Office
Sacramento, CA 916 322-2002
H 916 488-5854
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Benjamin Franklin

[JR: This has to be in the running for the most odd thing I’ve been asked. So far this life time. :-) Anyone care to shed any light. Mike?]

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** Posted on: Thu, Jun 19 2008 5:28 AM

JObit: West, John K. (MC1965)

http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080619/APC010301/806190583/1007/APC01

West, John K.

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John Kevin West, age 64, of Appleton, WI, died Sunday, June 15, 2008. He was born June 19, 1943, in New York City, NY, to the late John J. West, I and Marion C. (Erbeck) West. He grew up on Governor’s Island, NY. He received a B.B.A. degree from Manhattan College in 1965; major in accounting. Some of the companies he worked for were Allied Chemical Corporation, Transamerica Corporation, Memorex Corporation and Olivetti Corporation of America.

John loved sports and was a fan of the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics, and the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed watching the history channel and spending time with his family. He had a keen sense of humor.

Survivors include his son, John J., II (Billie Jo Bottine), Appleton; four daughters: Robin M. (Tarek Kawar), Appleton; Jeanne (David) McOmber, Carol Rust and twin Patricia (Kevin) Steinhauser, all of New York; 11 grandchildren; his ex-wife and friend, Joan West, Appleton; a brother, Robert (Janice) and nephew Steven, all of New York; other relatives and friends.

A private memorial was held. The Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel, Appleton, assisted the family.

We will miss you.

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West, John K. (MC1965)

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** Posted on: Fri, Jun 20 2008 12:32 PM

JEMAIL: Inquiry re Christopher Prunty

From: Richard Ferrara
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 9:54 AM
To: John Reinke
Subject: Inquiry re Christopher Prunty

Unlikely to be him. If he was born in 1967 and is Class of 2005 (assume that means undergraduate class), he would have been ~ 38 upon graduation.

From: Thatcher, Bette
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:23 PM
Subject: JottingsLink

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** Posted on: Fri, Jun 20 2008 12:37 PM

JObit: Dillon, Edward J. (MC????)

http://www.rockawave.com/news/2008/0620/obits/062.html

Edward J. Dillon
Resident

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Edward Dillon, a native Rockaway resident, died May 18. Dillon graduated from St. Augustine High School and Manhattan College. He served as a first lieutenant in the USAF during the Korean War. His career in advertising was portrayed in the short lived TV miniseries Mad Man to Ad Man!

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Dillon, Edward J. (MC????)

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** Posted on: Fri, Jun 20 2008 1:42 PM

Comment on JObit: Ciasulli, Stephen M. (MC????) by Adele Bourdon

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am Stephen’s Mother and know that your words touched my broken heart.

** Posted on: Tue, Jun 17 2008 7:56 AM

Comment on JOY: Engagement of Victoria A. Farley (MC2005) and Christopher Prunty (MC2005) by Bette Thatcher

Are Christopher’s parents Eugene and Barbera of Braxton, WV?
If so, I am working on our Prunty genealogy.

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

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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