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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 – 2008 Nov 23

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 – 2008 Nov 23

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK47.html

INDEX

1. POSITRACTION: WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?

2. MFound: Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College

3. JNews: Kelly, Raymond W. [MC1963] Being considered for: Homeland security secretary

4. JNews: Malacalza, Br. Carl [MC????]

5. JNews: Lorentz, Diana [MC2014?] generates positive press

6. JEmail: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) cites Steve O’Hagan’s recent death from lung cancer

7. JFound: Kinnally, Rev. Robert M. [MC????] named to the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University

8. JEmail: Brazile, Suzanna (MC2006) has a birthday

9. ADMINISTRIVIA: Just noticed that Yahoo didn’t fire out Sunday’s message

10. JEmail: Joseph Morris (MC1995) looking for Sonia Madiavilla (CMSV)

11. JFound: Sean Reynolds (MC2012) Manhattan College Car Enthusiast Club

12. JUpdate: Christina Delia (MC2012) and Phil Spina (MC2010) are now friends, as you suggested.

13. JUpdate: Christina Annunziata (MC2010) and Frank Varcasia (MC2010) are now friends, as you suggested.

14. JFound: O’Brien, Paul C. [MC????] elected to Astrobotic Technology Inc. Board of Directors

15. JEmail: Insull, Bob (MC1963) reports on Phillip Miles Runge [MC1962]

16. JUpdate: Kitson, Ron (MC1968) connects on Plaxo

17. JHQ: Manhattan College Students Work To Establish Mentor Program

18. JUpdate: Christie, Valerie (MC1989)

19. REMEMBERANCE: O’Gara, Br. Andrew [MC1967]

20. JEmail: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) agrees about the real purpose of the War of Northern Aggression.

21. MFound: An unidentified Jasper remembers the “sneakers game”?

22. JEmail: Kirrane, John (MC1978) getting an impromtu pre-BBall game get together.

23. JFound: Amedio, John [MC1982] on “spock”

24. JFound: Kober, Andrew C. [MC????] EVP and CFO

25. JEmail: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) has a wardrobe suggestion for 12/8!

26. JNews: Shabin, Marina [MC????] VP And CIO Of Sterling Commerce cited in InfoWeek

27. JUpdate: McLeod, Jeshanah (MC2012) and Ungaro, Jessica (MC2007) “freinded” on Facebook as suggested

28. Comment on JObit: Skea, Walter H. [MC????] by Patricia Mary Skea, daughter

29. ENDNOTE: Our “forgotten” vets!

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POSITRACTION: WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?

http://www.sharingandcaringhands.org/history.htm

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Sharing and Caring Hands was founded in 1985 by Mary Jo Copeland of Minneapolis. Before 1985 Mary Jo had been a regular volunteer with an organization that help the poor. She was an innovator in this work, especially in the area of organizing outside volunteers to help. In spite of her best efforts, however, Mary had been often been frustrated with the bureaucratic nature of the organizations and she saw many who needed help slipping through the cracks. In 1985 she was recognized for her volunteer service by local TV station KARE as one of their “Eleven who Care.”

With a $2,200 stipend that came with the award she was determined to begin her own outreach to the homeless and the poorest of the poor. Her plan was to provide services through volunteers, to give local churches and organizations an opportunity to serve. To provide charity with a human face, with true compassion.

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Hot stuff! No gooferment involvement at all. Seeing a person like this just makes me sit in awe of the woman.

Not everyone can be a “Mother Teresa”. But we can be “assistants”. Here’s a “Let The Moth Out” candidate!

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 16 2008 11:37 AM

MFound: Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College

http://johncwright.livejournal.com/204704.html

http://www.generalsemantics.org/index.php/discov/alfred/memoir.html

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Sunday, Nov. 16

All Sessions in McMahon Hall Lounge

8:30 AM Breakfast and Registration

9-10:15 Program: Media Futures

Moderator: Brian Cogan, Molloy College

Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College, “The End of Intellectual Property”

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[JR: Alum or faculty? May NOT even be OUR MC?]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 16 2008 12:37 PM

JNews: Kelly, Raymond W. [MC1963] Being considered for: Homeland security secretary

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/us/politics/16web-kelly.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The New Team

Raymond W. Kelly

By DAVID JOHNSTON

Published: November 16, 2008

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As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration. Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration.

Name: Raymond W. Kelly

Being considered for: Homeland security secretary

{Extraneous Deleted}

Résumé includes: Born Sept. 4, 1941. … son of a milkman, grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. … former Marine and combat veteran of Vietnam. … graduated from Manhattan College, has law degrees from St. John’s University and New York University, and a master’s degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. … married; two sons, including Greg Kelly, an anchor at Fox News in New York.

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Kelly, Raymond W. [MC1963]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 16 2008 1:37 PM

JNews: Malacalza, Br. Carl [MC????]

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=739990&category=REGION

New chapel is school’s ’spiritual heart’

By BROTHER CARL MALACALZA: PRINCIPAL OF LA SALLE INSTITUTE IN TROY

First published in print: Saturday, November 15, 2008

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Brother Carl Malacalza: Principal of La Salle Institute in Troy, which dedicates the new St. John Baptist de La Salle Chapel on Tuesday.

Background: 66, born in the Bronx “near Yankee Stadium.” Graduated from Manhattan College where he also received a master’s in religion. He also has a master’s degree in mathematics from Syracuse University. He lives on the La Salle school campus with other brothers.

When did you decide to devote yourself to your religion?

I was majoring in science at Manhattan College when I joined the Christian Brothers along with my best friend. My friend left but I stayed.

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Malacalza, Br. Carl [MC????]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 16 2008 2:37 PM

JNews: Lorentz, Diana [MC2014?] generates positive press

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008811150387

Rockland Scholar-Athlete: North Rockland’s Diana Lorentz

By Terrence Watson • The Journal News • November 15, 2008

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Ask people who know North Rockland’s Diana Lorentz and they’ll probably tell you she takes a real modest approach and doesn’t like to say much about herself. But for someone who’s played varsity tennis since eighth grade and has gone 62-0 in league play, what else needs to be said?

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Lorentz, who has a 95 academic average, will continue playing tennis at Manhattan College, having recently signed her National Letter of Intent. Even though she has high hopes about playing in the pro circuit one day, she just wants to concentrate on her next four years for now.

“I see myself playing some pro tournaments as I get older,” Lorentz said. “But I’m just going to focus on Division I tennis and see what happens.”

The Journal News Rockland Scholar-Athlete of the Week program honors students for their academic, athletic and community achievements. Each week a winner is selected from the nominees submitted by athletic directors. Only seniors can be nominated and the award can be won only once.

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[JR: Smart and competitive athlete coming to MC. Hope she survives the ordeal. She should; she’s got a racket! Going to break a few hearts along the way too imho.]

Lorentz, Diana [MC2014?]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 16 2008 3:37 PM

JEmail: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) cites Steve O’Hagan’s recent death from lung cancer

From: Breen, Jerry (MC1971)

Date: November 16, 2008 6:52:35 PM EST

To: John Reinke

Subject: new project from Jerry Breen

John: Here’s the cover art for a new project I’m working on. It’s a book called “Dreams from My Sa-Mekh”. Basically, it’s a parody of Barack Obama’s memoir “Dreams from My Father”, except that it’s written by a half-Vulcan/half-human Starfleet officer (like Spock). “Sa-Mekh” is the Vulcan word for “father”. Just like Obama, Spock was always somewhat conflicted about his mixed ancestry. So there’s a lot of potential for humor there. If any members of Star Trek Nation (or anyone else) would like to keep up with the latest developments as we go where no Jasper has gone before, they can send their email address to me at N E W br ee n — at — com cast dot net and I’ll send periodic updates straight to their tricorder. Or just check out my website at http://www.newbreen.com for the latest news. Yours in Jasper, Jerry Breen MC’71

P.S. On a serious note, I was saddened to hear of my old friend Steve O’Hagan’s recent death from lung cancer. At Manhattan back in the 60’s, Steve and I were both members of the “B.V.D.”, the Brothers of Visual Drama (the film club). Though we were few in number, we entertained and enlightened many by showing an incredibly diverse selection of films, everything from Michaelangelo Antonioni to Ingmar Bergman to Richard Lester, including such hard-to-find films as Leni Riefenstahl’s notorious documentary “Triumph of the Will”. Steve’s obituary in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentioned his love of Irish culture and his love of sailing, but Steve also had a great love and appreciation for the art of film. Fortunately, I was able to reconnect with Steve by phone earlier this year and we had a nice conversation. I didn’t realize we’d lose him so soon. He was a truly nice guy and a great Jasper. – FJB

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 17 2008 9:02 PM

JFound: Kinnally, Rev. Robert M. [MC????] named to the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University

http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/

25727_father_robert_kinnally_named_

to_shu_board_of_trustees.cfm

FATHER ROBERT KINNALLY NAMED TO SHU BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY NEWS

November 11, 2008

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Rev. Robert M. Kinnally, parochial vicar of St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield, has been named to the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University. The board is Sacred Heart’s principal governing body.

Father Kinnally had a long and varied career prior to his ordination in 2005. He taught special education at Iona College and was an admissions director at Pace University, Purchase College, the University of Bridgeport, and Sarah Lawrence College, where he was also dean of admissions. He was later dean of admissions and financial aid at Stanford University.

Father Kinnally earned degrees in English from Manhattan College and New York University and a degree in sacred theology from the Catholic University of America. A professional organist, pianist and vocalist, he has served as music director and organist at parishes in Connecticut and New York. Among his present responsibilities, he is a coordinator of St. Pius’ ministries for those with special needs and for young people, and he is coordinator of ministry to the newly ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

“I am honored to serve as a trustee of Sacred Heart,” said Father Kinnally. “Over the many years of my professional life in higher education, I have watched Sacred Heart become the gem it is today. Now as a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport and a steward of the University, I have the privilege of helping Sacred Heart remain true to its mission of educating in the Catholic intellectual tradition and preparing students to be true leaders in a complex world.”

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About Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. Approximately 5,800 students attend the University’s four colleges: Arts & Sciences; Education & Health Professions; University College; and the AACSB-accredited John F. (Jack) Welch College of Business. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its “Best 368 Colleges: 2009,” U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2008” ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North, and Intel rates it #11 among the nation’s most “unwired” campuses. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams, and has an award-winning program of community service. http://www.sacredheart.edu

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Kinnally, Rev. Robert M. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 17 2008 9:19 PM

JEmail: Brazile, Suzanna (MC2006) has a birthday

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Between Suzanna Brazile and You

John Reinke

November 12 at 2:01am

Dear fellow Jasper,

Please accept my personal wish for you to have an exceptionally happy birthday.

{Extraneous Deleted}

Your e-friend,

Ferdinand John Reinke

Manhattan College Alumni – Class of 1968

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Suzanna Brazile

November 15 at 10:29pm

Thank you for the birthday wishes! I’m not quite sure if anyone ever tells you this but your work is greatly greatly appreciated. It’s amazing how you keep up with all the alumnis and incoming students! Keep up the great work!

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John Reinke

November 16 at 8:50am

I’m blushing. Really, I’m just the “mushroom”. Everyone else is out doing important things. I’m just the fellow in the back “collecting”. If not me, some one else. You, perhaps? I’m looking for some one to pick up the baton. LOL. Thanks for the kind words. It’ll keep me going for another week. fjohn68

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Brazile, Suzanna (MC2006)

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 17 2008 9:31 PM

ADMINISTRIVIA: Just noticed that Yahoo didn’t fire out Sunday’s message

Argh!

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 18 2008 11:25 AM

JEmail: Joseph Morris (MC1995) looking for Sonia Madiavilla (CMSV)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

re Jottings

Between You and Joseph Morris

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Joseph Morris (MC1995)

November 18 at 11:31pm

wish I could help you with doing Jottings. Its kinda cool someones keeping track of old alumni. What ever happened with that section on the MC site, with contact info for old alumni

I’m trying to get ahold of Sonia Madiavilla (CMSV) but they don’t have an alumni page either..

I wrote a song about a friend of mine from MC, mentions Wavehill; will pass it along once I’ve secured copyright on it from the Library of Congress in DC (easier than I thought!)

Be well

Joe (”Still looking for a job!”) Morris

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John Reinke

Today at 6:56am

You’re helping by reading and encouraging. :-)

I’ll see if anyone knows her whereabouts.

Looking forward to your song.

Chin up on the job. Just got nuked myself, so I know the feeling.

Argh,

fjohn68

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 7:01 AM

JFound: Sean Reynolds (MC2012) Manhattan College Car Enthusiast Club

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Sean Reynolds Anyone interested in joining the Manhattan College Car Enthusiast Club, follow this link:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43802008141

By Sean Reynolds (MC2012)

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 7:27 AM

* Updated: Fri, Nov 21 2008 12:40 AM

JUpdate: Christina Delia (MC2012) and Phil Spina (MC2010) are now friends, as you suggested.

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Christina Delia (MC2012) and Phil Spina (MC2010) are now friends, as you suggested.

[JR: Score one for the Collector in Chief!]

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 7:47 AM

JUpdate: Christina Annunziata (MC2010) and Frank Varcasia (MC2010) are now friends, as you suggested.

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Christina Annunziata (MC2010) and Frank Varcasia (MC2010) are now friends, as you suggested.

[JR: Score one for the Collector-in-Chief; finding new ways to annoy his fellow alums using the ‘intertubes’!]

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 7:51 AM

JFound: O’Brien, Paul C. [MC????] elected to Astrobotic Technology Inc. Board of Directors

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/NASA-UAV-Test-Pilot-Di

stinguished/story.aspx?guid=%7B294E0D6F-3F1D-4CFC-B2C2-236FA

FA61DE4%7D

http://tinyurl.com/6ofk46

PRESS RELEASE

NASA UAV Test Pilot; Distinguished Astronaut; Two Technology Investors Join Astrobotic Technology Board Of Directors

Google Lunar X Prize Competitor Plans Return To Apollo 11 Site And Commercial Polar Missions

Last update: 4:32 p.m. EST Nov. 18, 2008

PITTSBURGH, Nov 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Astrobotic Technology Inc., which will pioneer the lunar frontier with commercial robotic services, today announced that four leading space and management experts have been elected to its Board of Directors.

“Together, these new board members span an enormous range of talents,” said Astrobotic CEO John Kohut, formerly a senior space manager at Raytheon Co. “Their backgrounds include top corporate management, investments and start-ups, senior NASA leadership, robotics and international relations experience.”

The company’s chairman, Dr. William “Red” Whittaker, is founder of the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon University and is directing the development of the firm’s first lunar robot, which has been undergoing field trials for several months. The company’s first mission, to win the $20 million Google Lunar X prize and respectfully visit Apollo 11 with HD video, is set for May 2010.

Astrobotic is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, which is adapting many of its existing robotic vision, navigation and locomotion technologies to the lunar challenge.

The newly elected board members are:

{Extraneous Deleted}

Paul C. O’Brien of Boston brings more than 40 years experience in the telecommunications and information technology industry with an extensive background in information systems, project management, technical marketing. Mr. O’Brien is the president of the O’Brien Group, a technology investment and consulting firm. He also serves as the president of Pan-Asia Development, an investment firm pursuing opportunities in Asia.

Mr. O’Brien is the former CEO and chairman of the board of New England Telephone after having served as executive vice president at New York Telephone. Earlier in his career he worked for GE and served in the US Air Force. Mr. O’Brien currently sits on a variety of boards of both private and public companies. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from New York University. He has received three honorary doctorates.

{Extraneous Deleted}

About Astrobotic Technology

The company was formed in fall 2007 and has secured lunar contracts from NASA and two commercial firms. Prototype rovers are now being field-tested at Carnegie Mellon University by Dr. William “Red” Whittaker, the firm’s chairman. Prototype landing platforms have been constructed by Raytheon Co., using the company’s proven digital terrain matching technologies to achieve precision landings on the Moon. Mission planning and camera expertise is provided by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at The University of Arizona. More information is available at http://www.astrobotictech.com.

About Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute

Carnegie Mellon is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Its Robotics Institute, a division of the School of Computer Science, is one of the world’s largest robotics research and education institutions, with pioneering programs in field robotics, autonomous navigation and computer vision. The most recent of its many NASA-sponsored projects is a prototype lunar prospecting robot. Its teams have been successful in competitive robot contests, including the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. For more, see http://www.ri.cmu.edu.

SOURCE: Astrobotic Technology Inc.

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O’Brien, Paul C. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 8:01 AM

JEmail: Insull, Bob (MC1963) reports on Phillip Miles Runge [MC1962]

From: Insull, Bob (MC1963)

Date: November 18, 2008 2:22:40 PM EST

To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner

Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 – 2008 Nov 16

John: This is the obituary from The South Florida Sun Sentinel 11/14/08

(http://www.legacy.com/SunSentinel/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=120171758)

for Phil Runge MC ‘62. Phil was a year ahead of me @ MC and was my neighbor for more than a dozen years in Connecticut and a friend for far longer than that.

Phillip Miles Runge

Runge, Phillip Miles, born March 8, 1940 in Bronx, NY died this week. A graduate of Manhattan College, Phil married Molly Martin in 1964. They lived in Bethel, CT where he volunteered at the Stony Hill Fire Department. They moved to South Florida in 1982, where Phil and Molly served the Archdiocese of Miami as lay ministers. A man of family, faith and service, he is survived by his children, John, Laura, Robert and Brian and their spouses; his two grandchildren; and his sister. Services will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Ft. Lauderdale on November 15th at 12:30 PM. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Arthritis Foundation (954-616-1233).

Published in the Sun-Sentinel on 11/14/2008

Bob Insull, ‘63

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From: “Bob Insull”

Date: November 18, 2008 2:29:16 PM EST

To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner

Subject: Fw: Obit

John: I see from the Jasper Jottings I just opened that you’d already received this obit so forgive the re-send.

Robert C. Insull, Ph.D.

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[JR: No forgiveness needed. I’d rather have “repeats” than “misses”. Besides, we wouldn’t have know about your connection. Sorry for your loss. Sorry for all our losses. Obits make me sad. We need more births, marriages, or even engagements. Not necessarily in that order. Sigh! So many Jaspers; so little time.]

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 9:36 AM

JUpdate: Kitson, Ron (MC1968) connects on Plaxo

http://tinyurl.com/5rr4ko

Kitson, Ron (MC1968)

Corning, NY 14830

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 12:21 PM

JHQ: Manhattan College Students Work To Establish Mentor Program

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/111808_1.shtml

News Release

November 18, 2008

Manhattan College Students Work To Establish Mentor Program At New Explorers High School In South Bronx

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College students David Ellison ’09, Dinorah Pena ’10, Emily Murtaugh ’09 and Ayana Rainford ’09 have started to make strides toward the creation of a permanent mentor program at New Explorers High School.

The four communication majors will travel to the South Bronx high school on Monday, Nov. 24, to speak with 60 juniors about the importance of going to college, staying motivated and keeping a positive attitude.

“As Manhattan College students and members of the Riverdale community, we wanted to try and give back to children from the Bronx neighborhoods who are about to undergo the same experiences that we have; applying to college, preparing for and taking the SATs, and choosing the best university to continue their education,” says Ellison, who also serves as editor-in-chief of the College’s student newspaper The Quadrangle.

The Manhattan students plan to talk about their personal struggles with getting into college, common misconceptions about college and the importance of perseverance. They will hold a workshop on how to fill out applications and financial aid forms, and the difference between high school and college life.

For more information about the program, please contact Ellison at (401) 230-5520 or {Extraneous Deleted}.

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 6:27 PM

JUpdate: Christie, Valerie (MC1989)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LINKEDIN NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

http://www.linkedin.com/in/valeriechristie

Christie, Valerie (MC1989)

Director, Supplier Accounting at Arrow Electronics

Location Greater New York City Area

Industry Wholesale

Current * Director, Supplier Accounting at Arrow Electronics

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 19 2008 6:35 PM

REMEMBERANCE: O’Gara, Br. Andrew [MC1967]

http://independent.gmnews.com/news/2008/1120/front_page/003.html

CBA recalls a ‘gregarious and thoughtful man’

Brother Andrew O’Gara, 80, led academy for 30 years

BY JAMIE ROMM Staff Writer

The man whom many credit with making Christian Brothers Academy what it is today, Brother Andrew O’Gara, died on Nov. 8.

According to people who knew him, he left his mark on every person who set foot on the CBA campus.

“I think for anyone who has graduated, Brother Andrew was CBA,” CBA basketball coach Geoff Billet said. “He was one of the first people you met freshman year and was the first to know you, your name and your family. By November of each year he knew everyone.”

Billet, a former student and star basketball player for the school, came back to his alma mater 13 years after graduating to take over the basketball program and work in the marketing department.

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O’Gara became the first president of Christian Brothers Academy in 1991, a position he held until his death. Prior to that appointment, Brother Andrew had been principal of CBA since 1979.

Brother Andrew’s 30 years at CBA were a time of unprecedented growth and major capital campaigns transformed the appearance of the school, according to the school Web site.

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In 1946, he received the habit of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the religious name Brother Andrew of Mary. After studies at Catholic University and Manhattan College, Brother Andrew served as teacher and administrator at La Salle Academy, New York City, and Lincoln Hall Catholic Protectory for Boys.

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Billet said that in a final tribute, O’Gara’s casket was carried throughout the building at CBA.

“To see all of the students lined up throughout the building really was a tremendous send-off,” Billet said. “He spent the last 30 years of his life here and it’s a strong dedication to the man to have his body carried throughout the place he cared so much about.”

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 20 2008 1:45 PM

JEmail: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) agrees about the real purpose of the War of Northern Aggression.

[JR: I was cleaning up. And, I may have missed this. Argh! Sorry. I admit I am a lousy clerk.]

From: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963)

Date: September 28, 2008 1:21:16 PM EDT

To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner

Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 39 – 2008 Sep 28

JR, your closing comment about the real purpose of the Civil War being to hang onto the southern taxable base. rather than the popular misconception of being a war to end slavery, is once again right on the Libertarian mark. That misconception is equivalent to the one about Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery, when his real purpose was more targeted at being intended to end slavery in the South, so that Southern slaves could not be used as soldiers against the Yankees in the “War of Northern Agression.”

Unfortunately, the descendants of those former slaves are still being enslaved by their so-called “leaders” and their own political ignorance. Since the 1964 Civil Rights Act (which was put through with the full support of Republicans and opposed by Senator Albert Gore Sr. and the Democratic Dixicrats), fifty years of American blacks voting as a taken-for-granted voting block for Democrats seems to have not helped them much financially. Seems like you need to think like a rich guy to become a rich guy, since the rich are the ones (not the gooferment) that creates jobs and financial prosperity. The only persons I ever saw get a job from poor people were “community activists” who were paid to keep the “hoi ploi” conned.

Lou Apoldo

BCE ‘63

————– Original message ————–

The email is referring to my response about a drive by comment. Here it is to refresh your memory.

[JR: Always nice to hear from someone who spells worse than I do. And such a `literate” contribution to civil discourse. On, and no surprise, it was a `drive by’ comment (i.e., no return email address). Folks like that don’t want to have to defend or explain their words. I don’t think he does O any service this way. Flies and honey? And, I’m sorry to say that Candidate O has some unexplained issues in his rather sparse credentials (e.g., birth certificate; PhD thesis; medical records; tax return). Not that facts matter to anyone. Certainly not to the liberal media, who once again are the cheerleaders for the Liberal Candidate. Any way, normally I’d just ignore this and move on. But, he did bring up an interesting point about the Civil War. He thinks it was about slavery. Silly person. The Civil War was about taxes plus empowering and enriching the Northern elite. Slavery ended peacefully in the rest of the world. And, slavery was going to end due to bad economics . But, we can’t have that discussion, because the commenter just drove by! We wuz robbed of that opportunity to learn. Maybe next time.]

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 20 2008 8:28 PM

MFound: An unidentified Jasper remembers the “sneakers game”?

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.sports.football.pro.ny-gi

ants/browse_thread/thread/2e28c7af3e857044?pli=1

http://tinyurl.com/69ohh2

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Nov 17, 4:52 pm

Newsgroups: alt.sports.football.pro.ny-giants

From: number6 <snumb…@aol.com>

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:52:16 -0800 (PST)

Local: Mon, Nov 17 2008 4:52 pm

Subject: Re: SB scenario

On Nov 17, 3:59 pm, “Lubow” <lu…@lubowindustries.com> wrote:

> “Parker Race” <parker.r…@gmail.com> wrote in message

> news:eb5fe8cb-9627-42e0-85fd-8e7108621f34@s9g2000prm.googlegroups.com…

> >I know it’s early but ….

> > Wouldn’t it be strange if the Titans were to go undefeated and end up

> > in the SB against the Giants.

> > Imagine taking out an undefeated team in the championship game two

> > years in a row. It would be legendary.

> > I wonder if the Titans will tank a game in an attempt to get it out of

> > the way if they wrap up home field before the end of the season?

> And don’t forget the Giants took out the undefeated Bears in the 1934 Sneaker

> Game.

DId you have good seats ?? :-)

My old undergraduate college gets credit for that game … Where do

you think they got sneakers for a bunch of big guys to wear on a

Sunday then close to the field ??

In addition to me, Captain Video and Rudy Guiliani as alums … the

first Orange Bowl … the seventh inning stretch …

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Lubow

My old undergraduate college gets credit for that game … Where do you think they got sneakers for a bunch of big guys to wear on a Sunday then close to the field ?? In addition to me, Captain Video and Rudy Guiliani as alums … the first Orange Bowl … the seventh inning stretch … ================== Yep, they invaded the Jaspers’ b-ball locker room for the sneakers. Had the Giants’ equipment manager stayed on Manhattan Island and asked Nat Holman at my CCNY for the sneakers, the equipment guy would have been forced to stay for a lecture by one of our eight future Nobel laureates. Sorry, but I was not at the Sneaker Game. I was a Brooklyn Dodgers (football) fan at the time or was it the Staten Island Stapletons? It was a long time ago. You know, just as the 1934 game was the Sneaker Game because of a halftime adjustment, can’t we call the 2007 SB the Banana Game because Pam Oliver told the viewers that the Giants players were fed bananas during halftime to correct electrolytic imbalances caused by the desert heat. I think the bananas had just as much impact in 2007 as the sneakers did in 1934.

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My old undergraduate college gets credit for that game … Where do

you think they got sneakers for a bunch of big guys to wear on a

Sunday then close to the field ??

In addition to me, Captain Video and Rudy Guiliani as alums … the

first Orange Bowl … the seventh inning stretch …

==================

Yep, they invaded the Jaspers’ b-ball locker room for the sneakers. Had the

Giants’ equipment manager stayed on Manhattan Island and asked Nat Holman at my

CCNY for the sneakers, the equipment guy would have been forced to stay for a

lecture by one of our eight future Nobel laureates.

Sorry, but I was not at the Sneaker Game. I was a Brooklyn Dodgers (football)

fan at the time or was it the Staten Island Stapletons? It was a long time ago.

You know, just as the 1934 game was the Sneaker Game because of a halftime

adjustment, can’t we call the 2007 SB the Banana Game because Pam Oliver told

the viewers that the Giants players were fed bananas during halftime to correct

electrolytic imbalances caused by the desert heat. I think the bananas had just

as much impact in 2007 as the sneakers did in 1934.

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[JR: An interesting fragment. Might be an old Jasper involved here. I don’t recognize the partial email address. Read the whole post for “clues”. Anyone have any thoughts? ]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 21 2008 5:32 AM

JEmail: Kirrane, John (MC1978) getting an impromtu pre-BBall game get together.

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LINKEDIN NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

John Kirrane (MC1978)

Strategic Initiatives Director at Citigroup

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2008 Battle of the Bronx – MC vs. FU : If anyone is planning to attend the game tomorrw (Saturday) at Rose Hill Gym, several Jaspers will be meeting before the game at Dagger Johns for refreshments.

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[JR: I’m like Sergeant Shultz; “I know nuthin, nuthin! Nuthin at all!!]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 21 2008 2:09 PM

JFound: Amedio, John [MC1982] on “spock”

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE SPOCK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

http://www.spock.com/John-Amedio-jhmaI1xw

Amedio, John [MC1982]

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John Amedio , PhD Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development Dr. Amedio is Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development, serving in this capacity since 2006. Dr. Amedio has seventeen years of experience in major and start-up pharmaceutical companies. ziopharm

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[JR: Which led to!]

John Amedio, Ph.D.

Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development

Dr. Amedio is Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development, serving in this capacity since 2006. Dr. Amedio has seventeen years of experience in major and start-up pharmaceutical companies. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), including regulatory agency document preparation, active pharmaceutical ingredient synthesis, drug product pre-formulation and formulation, analytical methods development and the preparation of clinical trial materials. Most recently Dr. Amedio was Executive Director, Analytical and Chemical R&D, EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA. Before joining EPIX in 1995, Dr. Amedio was with Sandoz Research Institute (currently Novartis Pharmaceuticals), East Hanover, New Jersey, as a Unit Leader in the Chemical Research and Development department.

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[JR: Which led to!]

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/a1/945

John Amedio

John is a 3rd degree contact

VP, Manufacturing and Process Development at ZIOPHARM Oncology

Location

Greater Boston Area

Industry

Pharmaceuticals

Current

* VP, Manufacturing and Process Development at ZIOPHARM Oncology

Education

* Manhattan College

Connections

3 connections

Public Profile

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/a1/945

Applications

Experience

VP, Manufacturing and Process Development

ZIOPHARM Oncology

Public Company; Pharmaceuticals industry

Currently holds this position

Education

Manhattan College

1978 – 1982

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ZIOPHARM Appoints John Amedio, Ph.D. as Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development

Company Fills Key Position in Anticipation of Pivotal Clinical Trials

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 22, 2006–ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) announced today the appointment of John Amedio, Ph.D., as Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development. Dr. Amedio joins ZIOPHARM with over 17 years of drug development experience in both major pharmaceutical and early stage biotechnology companies. John has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and he is an adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, where he teaches Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance.

John’s extensive experience in chemistry, manufacturing and control (CMC), analytical and process development, and formulation development will be critical for ZIOPHARM as the Company moves toward manufacturing scale-up in anticipation of late stage clinical trials for its lead programs, ZIO-101 and ZIO-201. Prior to joining ZIOPHARM John spent 10 years at EPIX Pharmaceuticals where he was most recently Executive Director, Chemical and Analytical Research & Development. John was with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now part of Novartis Pharmaceuticals) prior to joining EPIX.

“Dr. Amedio joins ZIOPHARM at a critical juncture in the Company’s evolution as we move from small scale production of material for early clinical trials to the large batches required for pivotal studies,” said Jon Lewis, CEO. “John’s experience and leadership will be key for us as we ramp up production of our lead drugs, ZIO-101 and ZIO-201 and as we acquire additional programs.”

About ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 21 2008 8:47 PM

JFound: Kober, Andrew C. [MC????] EVP and CFO

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE SPOCK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

http://www.spock.com/Andrew-C.-Kober-RRDmg1sz

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Mr. Kober is a certified public accountant and a summa cum laude graduate of Manhattan College, where he received a BS in Accounting and Information Systems. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Broadband Tax Institute, the Broadcasting and Cable Financial Management Society and the Accounting and Financial Operations Committee of the National Cable Telecommunications Association

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which leads to:

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Andrew C. Kober, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Andy Kober brings a detailed understanding of financial structuring, accounting, tax and financial reporting to the Bresnan management team.

Mr. Kober joined Bresnan in 1990 as Controller and has been responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions of the Company’s U.S. and international operations. In this role, Mr. Kober has worked with various domestic and international operating locations to implement policies and procedures, integrate acquired businesses, recommend improvements in systems and procedures, review financial results with local management and ensure timely reporting of financial and tax information to our partners, bankers and the SEC.

In addition, Mr. Kober has been actively involved in the Company’s public high-yield offerings and international and domestic equity-raising efforts. He also helped coordinate the sale of Bresnan’s former domestic and international operations, overseeing the orderly completion of financial and tax reporting and the transition of financial operations to the acquiring companies.

Prior to joining Bresnan, Mr. Kober was a manager with the New York City office of Ernst & Young. During his six years there, he worked with clients in the manufacturing, legal services, media, broadcasting and cable sectors, including Bresnan.

Mr. Kober is a certified public accountant and a summa cum laude graduate of Manhattan College, where he received a BS in Accounting and Information Systems. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Broadband Tax Institute, the Broadcasting and Cable Financial Management Society and the Accounting and Financial Operations Committee of the National Cable Telecommunications Association.

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Kober, Andrew C. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 21 2008 8:49 PM

JEmail: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) has a wardrobe suggestion for 12/8!

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995)

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=29832043741

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My youth group leader was giving a talk one night and he said, “There are over a billion Catholics in the world. If Catholics decided to wear the color blue tomorrow, everyone would be like…Blue is a cool color.” And that made me have this crazy idea…. What if all of us Catholics actually did that? So I decided in honor of our mother Mary, on December 8th, which is The Feast of The I

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