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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 52 – 2008 Dec 28

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 52 – 2008 Dec 28

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK52.html

INDEX

POSITRACTION: Silent good works can inspire even crusty CICs
JObit: Lotufo, Donald A. [MC????]
JFound: Conway, John (MC2008)
MNEWS: Iraq War Veterans Appreciation Night @ MC BBALL
JNews: Rivera, Camille [MC????] in Cambridge Who’s Who
MFound: Craigslist for sale (Bargain!)
ADMINISTRIVIA: JasperJottings is active on Twitter
JNews: Kellogg, Junius [MC1953] “50 greatest athletes of south hampton roads”
JEmail: To: Gearity, John (MC1961?) on FACEBOOK
JUpdate: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) changed firms
JUpdate: Oakes, Gus (MC1969) is on Plaxo
JEmail: Alline, Vince (MC1968) takes on encoding and fonts.
JEmail: Flynn, Br. Gregory Jack (MC1957) has had a tough year
JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) ids Kerans, Edward [MC1966]
JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) ids Eastment, George T. [MC1967]
JUpdates: Quick pings on Plaxo
JUpdate: Cotter, Robert (MC1966) in Bluffton, SC
JUpdate: Genovese, Matthew S. (MC1993) is the first follower of JasperJottings on Twitter
JUpdate: McCrosson, Matt (MC1972)
JUpdate: Tyniec, Jack (MC1966)
Joy: Visceglia, Mark Anthony [MC????] weds
Comment on JObit: Geraghty, Donald Charles (MC1966)
Comment on JUpdate: Genovese, Matthew S. (MC1993) is the first follower
ENDNOTE: Can you sue a “good samaritan”?

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POSITRACTION: Silent good works can inspire even crusty CICs

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE CARINGBRIDGE NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

[JR: One of fellow Jasper’s children is having some serious medical issues. Here’s a story about some MEN, high school boys, who are selflessly helping out.]

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008 12:01 AM, CST

Through the efforts of our own AJ Falco and the Director of Development at Xaverian High School, Rob Oliva, nine high school seniors (pictured above) from Xaverian’s prestigious International Baccalaureate Program took time out of their busy study schedules to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. They realized a great need to give back to the community, and were inspired to give by our own dear Caitlin! The boys donated to Caitlin’s blood bank and have even committed themselves to donate blood platelets in early 2009. THANK YOU!

The Xaverian Boys

Carlo Cassata, Connor McPartland, Anthony Falco, Otis Gamboa, Matthew DiNatale (in front), Thomas Brown, Andrew Coppola, Carl Sanon, Sean Wagner

[JR: Humbling when I think of all my petty complaints and the opportunities that I could have had to do a good work or two. I resolve to do better. You?]

[JR; Happy Holy Days to all. Merry Christ Mass.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Dec 21 2008 12:37 AM

JObit: Lotufo, Donald A. [MC????]

http://www.legacy.com/CTPost/DeathNotices.asp?
Page=LifeStory&PersonId=121682647

http://tinyurl.com/7pjqyz

Donald A. Lotufo

LOTUFO Donald A. Lotufo, age 76 of Huntington section of Shelton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the home of his daughter in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Donald, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War was born in Yonkers, N.Y. to the late Donato and Rosina (Caggiano) Lotufo. He was educated at Manhattan College and Columbia University and worked for Gillette and Bristol-Myers before founding DAL Partners of Stamford. His family was his life and he will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Elsi Krusko Lotufo; his devoted children, Scott Lotufo and his wife, Ellen of Millville, Mass., Dean Lotufo and his wife, Franca of Mckinney, Texas, Penny Briganti and her husband, Dominick of Darien, and Melissa Brock and her husband, Jack of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; 11 cherished grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will take place Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 9: 15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford and at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Broadbridge Avenue, Stratford for a Requiem Funeral Service, with Rev. Peter Paproski officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Monroe. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Panachida at 6: 30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to St. John’s Church, 1240 Broadbridge Ave., Stratford, CT 06615 or to the Norma Pfriem Cancer Center, c/o Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610 For more information or to make an online condolence please visit http://www.adzimafuneralhome.com.

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Lotufo, Donald A. [MC????]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/9ku3oa

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* Posted on: Sun, Dec 21 2008 1:37 AM

JFound: Conway, John (MC2008)

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/10/a6/587

John Conway at Brain Engineering Labs

Current

* Multi media Consultant at hyatt and associates

* Global E office consultant at Brain Engineering Labs

Past

* Contract Engineer at Kraft Foods

* Resident Life intern at Manhattan College

* Intern at Sestina Enterprises

Education

* Manhattan College

Summary

I would like to get a full time entry level position utilizing my background in chemical and process engineering.

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Conway, John (MC2008)

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* Posted on: Sun, Dec 21 2008 5:59 PM

MNEWS: Iraq War Veterans Appreciation Night @ MC BBALL

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/basketcase/2008/12/jaspers-host-veterans-night-vs.html

By Sean Brennan on December 22, 2008 4:42 PM
December 22, 2008
Jaspers host ‘Veterans Night’ vs. American

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Then why not venture to Manhattan College for the Jaspers game against American University Monday night at Draddy Gym. It’s not just the final home game of 2008 for the Jaspers, it’s also going to be Iraq War Veterans Appreciation Night. All veterans and their families will receive complimentary tickets to the game, courtesy of Manhattan College.

The idea for Manhattan’s “Veterans Night” was spawned from Jaspers coach Barry Rohrssen’s visit to Iraq last summer as part of Operation Hardwood, a goodwill visit by a group of Division I college coaches sponsored by the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment.

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So come on out and support our troops. Tipoff for this very worthy cause is 7 p.m.

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[JR: Sounds like a good idea!]

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* Posted on: Mon, Dec 22 2008 9:21 PM

JNews: Rivera, Camille [MC????] in Cambridge Who’s Who

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/camille-rivera-bs-rt-inducted-
into-cambridge-whos-who-executive-professional-and-entrepreneurial-registry-80354.php

Camille Rivera, BS, RT, Inducted into Cambridge Who’s Who Executive, Professional and Entrepreneurial Registry

As a diagnostic mammography technologist, she is responsible for assisting radiologists with patient concerns, meeting with breast cancer patients and ensuring that they feel comfortable.

Bronx, NY, December 19, 2008 /Cambridge Who’s Who/ — Camille Rivera, Diagnostic Mammography Technologist, has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of medical technology.

Inspired by her father, who was a radiologic tecnologist, Ms. Rivera began her own career in medical technology 11 years ago. As a diagnostic mammography technologist, she is responsible for assisting radiologists with patient concerns, meeting with breast cancer patients and ensuring that they feel comfortable. A member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Ms. Rivera received her Bachelor of Science from Manhattan College and is currently completing her Master’s Degree. She looks forward to pursuing her Doctorate.

About Cambridge Who’s Who

Cambridge Who’s Who is an exclusive membership organization that recognizes and empowers executives, professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the world. From healthcare to law, engineering to finance, manufacturing to education, every major industry is represented by its 250,000 active members.

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Rivera, Camille [MC????]

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* Posted on: Tue, Dec 23 2008 6:44 AM

MFound: Craigslist for sale (Bargain!)

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/fuo/968597836.html

Manhattan College Mirror – $30 (forest hills)

Date: 2008-12-24, 1:27AM EST

Price reduced for quick sale. This mirror measures 24″ x 24″. It has the imprint of JASPERS MANHATTAN COLLEGE on the mirror. In very good condition. Call Kenny at 718-263-1695. Emailers tend to not be serious buyers. Around the corner from the F or E train or near all major roadways in Forest Hills, Queens.

* Location: forest hills

* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 968597836

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* Posted on: Thu, Dec 25 2008 4:09 AM

ADMINISTRIVIA: JasperJottings is active on Twitter

For those Jaspers, who are addicted to Twitter, feel free to follow JasperJottings. If you follow us, we’ll follow you.

BTW (By The Way), I’ve added a TWITTER desk to the VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM. SO there is a non-paying editorial position open. You too could be a on the career path to replace the CIC.

If you don’t know what Twitter is, then just skip this foolishness. :-)

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* Posted on: Thu, Dec 25 2008 9:48 AM

JNews: Kellogg, Junius [MC1953] named one of the “50 greatest athletes of south hampton roads”

http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/8988710/50-greatest-athletes-of-south-hampton-roads-

50 greatest athletes of south hampton roads
by The Virginian-Pilot

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43

Junius Kellogg Basketball

Hometown Portsmouth

Born 1927 Died 1998

Claim to fame Refused a gambler’s bribe, setting off the largest betting scandal in college history

Even in a wheelchair, Kellogg was a towering example of integrity. The first black basketball player at Manhattan College, Kellogg was offered $1,000 by an ex-teammate to shave points in a game in 1951. He refused and notified authorities, touching off a scandal in which 32 players admitted fixing 86 games from 1947 to 1950. Kellogg was lauded as a hero by many but also received threatening letters. After a stint in the Army, he completed his degree and joined the Harlem Globetrotters. He was traveling to a game in 1954 when a tire blew and the car flipped. Kellogg was paralyzed from the waist down. He became an advocate for wheelchair basketball, winning four international titles as a coach, and worked for New York City in community development for more than 30 years. The gym at his alma mater, I.C. Norcom High, is named for him.

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Kellogg, Junius [MC1953]

[JR: Good deeds ARE remembered.]

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* Posted on: Thu, Dec 25 2008 5:13 PM

JEmail: To: Gearity, John (MC1961?) on FACEBOOK

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

To: Gearity, John (MC1961?)
Fr: Reinke, FJohn (MC1968)
Re: Welcome to Facebook
Date: Friday 26 December 2008

JohnG: Class of 61? There are nine others from 61 but I don’t have link to them.

Alfred Hurley   North Jersey, NJ

Egidio Carbone   Los Angeles, CA

Joe Prezzano   Poughkeepsie, NY

John Horgan   Poughkeepsie, NY

John Slattery   New York, NY

Joseph Zeccardi   Washington, DC

Louis Perrotta   Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thomas Mitchell   Tucson, AZ

Know any? I know how intimidating “social networking” can be and a new software as well. I’d be happy to help you if needed.

Happy Holy Days,
fjohn68

Ferdinand John Reinke
Manhattan College Alumni – Class of 1968
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
Jasper Jottings web site => http://www.jasperjottings.com

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Re: Welcome to Facebook

Thanks John, You do a great job with Jasper Jottings. I am a regular reader. Give another plug to my friend Brother Gregory aka Jack Flynn at www.addis-hope.com. I know he appreciates your help.

John Gearity

[JR: You just gave the plug yourself. Thanks, for the praise on Jottings. It’s all just other people’s actions. Anybody can be the collector.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 7:02 AM
* Updated: Sat, Dec 27 2008 12:17 AM

JUpdate: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) changed firms

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE PLAXO NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Raymond J. Dowd

New company Dunnington Bartholow Miller
New work address Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP
1359 Broadway, Suite 600
New York NY 10018

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Mr. Dowd is a member of DBM’s intellectual property, corporate, litigation and arbitration practice groups. He has broad commercial litigation experience in both federal and state courts, and has represented copyright, trademark and domain name owners, broadcasters, distributors and content providers in transactions and litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has conducted numerous bench and jury trials and arbitrations. He has obtained, enforced, and collected judgments including conducting seizures. In addition, he has provided corporate and transactional representation entrepreneurial companies from the incorporation and startup phase through significant growth. Mr. Dowd represents collectors and dealers of fine art and has litigated disputes involving authenticity, forgery, ownership and provenance. Mr. Dowd regularly speaks to trade associations on copyright, fine art, trademark and litigation issues, and participates in organizing continuing legal education programs.

Memberships and Affiliations: Copyright Society of the U.S.A.; New York State Bar Association; Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; Intellectual Property law Section; President, Southern District of New York State Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2006-2008); Federal Bar Association, Vice President for the Second Circuit (2008 – ); New York County Lawyers’ Association; Board of Directors (2003 – 2006); Co-Chair, Entertainment Media, Intellectual Property and Sports Law Section (2000 – 2003); Continuing Legal Education (2003 – 2008); Committee on Committees ( 2003 – 2007).

Publications: Copyright Litigation Handbook, (West 3d Ed. 2008); former columnist, New York Law Journal; Copyright Litigation Blog. Member, Editorial Board, The Federal Lawyer (2007 – ).

Bar Admissions: New York (1993); U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1994); Northern U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1998);U.S. Supreme Court (2000); United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (2000); United States Tax Court (2007)

Education: Manhattan College (B.A. 1986); Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1991)

Languages: French, Italian

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 2:24 PM

JUpdate: Oakes, Gus (MC1969) is on Plaxo

http://www.plaxo.com/profile/show/55835504494?pk=30350f0e3d2d1bc7f960b6cd655d1e9d7326882a

Oakes, Gus (MC1969)

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 3:55 PM

JEmail: Alline, Vince (MC1968) takes on encoding and fonts. (Better man than I, Gunga Din!)

From: Alline, Vince (MC1968)
Date: December 21, 2008 6:37:58 PM EST
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2008 Dec 21

Hi John,

I have a simple question which I’m sure has a long and complicated answer, but I’ll ask it anyway. Why do I sometimes run into the following when I read your email (but not on the website)?

I’m looking for an apostrophe (’) and I find ’

I’m looking for an open quotes (”) and I find “

I’m looking for a close quotes (”) and I find â€

I’m looking for a dash (-) and I find —

I’m looking for a bullet point (·) and I find •

Needless to say, this doesn’t make for very smooth reading, but of course you have a logical explanation. Maybe we’ve just discovered why that coveted Pulitzer Prize has so far eluded you.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you on an ongoing basis for a thankless job well done!

Vince Alline

[JR: Pulitzer? More like copyright infringement!]

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From: “reinke, fjohn68″
Date: December 21, 2008 6:48:38 PM EST
To: Alline, Vince (MC1968)
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2008 Dec 21

VA: Sounds like a font problem. Certain fonts don’t support every character. A font can become corrupted. Your email reading program translates the message into fonts defined in the program’s preferences. If that font is corrupt or doesn’t recognize that character, it displays the code string. Can’t think of an easy way to fix it. What email client are you using? If it’s only you, then it’s you. I might be possible for Yahoo to screw it up. BUT, that’s unlikely since I get copies emailed to me as a check. fjohn68

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From: Alline, Vince (MC1968)
Date: December 21, 2008 8:41:30 PM EST
To: “reinke, fjohn68″
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2008 Dec 21

FWIW, I have my email forwarded from my MC account to my Gmail account, then on to my ISP webmail and it’s finally downloaded to Thunderbird (Believe it or not, I actually have a reason for this). Tbird is set to receive mail in the original HTML. After receiving your reply, I changed it to simple HTML and then to plain text. Although the fonts were different, it had no effect on the problem. I then downloaded it in Outlook Express – no change. I went back and checked my Gmail webmail account. It read exactly the same.

Now thoroughly confused, I went into the Tbird options and checked the box to Apply the default character encoding to all incoming messages. This had the effect of replacing the aforementioned gibberish with fresh new gibberish. Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just to confuse matters further, I checked last week’s Jottings and it came through perfectly. Aren’t computers wonderful?

Vince

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From: Alline, Vince (MC1968)
Date: December 21, 2008 10:10:00 PM EST
To: fjohn68
Subject: Update: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2008 Dec 21

As a true engineer, I don’t know when to stop tinkering. I went into Tbird’s options and changed the default character encoding from Western(ISO-8859-1) – the default setting – to Unicode(UTF-8). Now the symbol for a dash looks like �” but all the other characters appear normal.

My research indicates that this all may have to do with the use of items such as “smart apostrophes” and “smart quotes”. Of course, since Microsoft is involved, the term is an oxymoron. Apparently MS Word uses different symbols for these punctuation marks consisting of periods with curly tails rather than the more common slanted slash marks. Consequently they are encoded differently and are misunderstood by many applications, thus producing the bizarre markings. Oh well, at least the majority of my problem has been solved.

Vince

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[JR: Once I saw what side of the boundary the problem resided, I sighed with releif. Have fun trying to figure this one out. I do know that corrupt font files on Windoze can also screw you up. Argh! Onto Linux asap.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 7:47 PM

JEmail: Flynn, Br. Gregory Jack (MC1957) has had a tough year

Addis Hope Newsletter
December 2008

Dear Friends of Addis Hope,

I am hoping that your holidays have been blessed. I regret that I must begin this letter on a rather unhappy note. Effective January 1, 2009 donations to Addis Hope will not be tax deductible.

In order to be so, Addis Hope would have to belong to the Lwanga District, (i.e., Province,) who would then take responsibility for the program’s administration, finance and personnel. As a program that began with the blessing of the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice seven years ago, it is the Ministry to which Addis Hope is primarily accountable and must remain so. Therefore, because Addis Hope is not a District project, donations to it are not eligible for tax deductions in the U.S.

On a positive note, the Addis Hope program continues to be recognized by the Christian Brothers as providing a valued service to very needy children of Addis Ababa and their families. The program is also recognized by the Ethiopian Catholic Church for helping to carry out one of the main objectives of the Church, helping to alleviate poverty among the poorest of the poor.

It is our hope that our loyal sponsors will continue to support the program. As many have said, they support the program simply because it is typical of the kind of program they feel worthy of assistance – teaching the poor gratuitously which is also the fifth vow of the Christian Brothers. I am grateful to my cousins in Massachusetts who will continue to provide administrative and website support at their own expense for the program. Please see the end of this letter for new information on how to make your donations.

On a personal note, over the last 18 months, I have experienced some unpleasant surprises and many grace-filled moments. I returned to the States in September of 2007 for my usual Addis Hope fund-raising activities and for medical check-ups. Lab tests revealed that I have non-Hodgkin lymphoma. So, instead of a planned return to Ethiopia in November, I underwent six cycles of chemotherapy at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. The grace-filled moments were witnessing the heroism of the cancer-ridden patients I met and the loving care with which we were all treated by the hospital medical personnel. The long and short of it is that I went through the chemo and was given a clean bill of health. I returned to Ethiopia this September with the stipulation that I return to the states every six months for two years as follow-up. Special thanks to the Flynn/Maher clan and the CBA Lincroft community who provided me extended hospitality and kept me in their prayers.

I arrived back in Addis Ababa on the evening of September 9th 2008 to a very warm reception by the other member of my community, Brother Kassu Fantaye, and my Addis Hope Lasallian Associate, Ruth Girmay. The first inkling of a return to the Fourth World was being approached in the airport parking lot on this late cold and rainy evening by a bedraggled young mother and her two children looking for a few coins for food. No one should have to live like that.

It is for such families that the Addis Hope program for kindergarten-age children of street families was officially begun seven years ago. Ruth has seen to it that after two successful years in the program, those children who have graduated go on to gain entrance into government schools. It has been the generosity of family, friends, colleagues and benefactors that have enabled these children to have a new lease on life through education.

It comes as no surprise that the world financial crisis has impacted severely on countries like Ethiopia, which on the United Nations Human Development Index ranks 169 out of 177. In our case, the cost of the grain teff which makes up the daily hot meal we serve the Addis Hope children has risen from 100 Ethiopian dollars for 100 pounds to 1,200 dollars for the same amount. We also had to close one of our three centers due to the substantial increase in rent. This necessitated laying off two teachers, a cook and a guard and reducing the salaries of the staff. The 80 children who normally would be attending classes in that center will have to do without. To save rent cost, we also moved our Selihome Teacher Training program into one of the two remaining centers. This certificate program trains teachers to work with children with special needs. Fifteen graduated this past July, among them several deaf mutes preparing to become teachers in programs for the deaf. We plan on this program moving up from Certificate to Diploma. Much depends on increasing tuition paying students.

It is with the realization that many of the generous Friends of Addis Hope have also been affected by the financial crisis in one way or another, that I still ask for your continued support, if you have not recently done so. Without your assistance the Addis Hope program will either have to close or be drastically cut back.

With every best wish, I remain,

Fraternally,

Brother Gregory Flynn (Jack)

[JR: Hopefully, a few moths will escape and allow Jasper Flynn to do the Lord’s work. Darn gooferment rules. Hope there’s a special “reward” for these thieves.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 10:46 PM

JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) ids Kerans, Edward [MC1966]

From: “Richard A. Lawrence” (MC1968)
Date: December 14, 2008 9:48:51 AM EST
To: “reinke, fjohn68″
Subject: Re: [ManhattanCollegeAlumni] Jasper Obit: Kerans, Edward [MC????]

F. John,

1966 BBA according to my MC Alumni Directory.

Rich

[JR: After a “quick” trip to the spam folder, credit Senor L with an update. Thanks, much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 11:37 PM

JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) ids Eastment, George T. [MC1967]

From: “Richard A. Lawrence” (MC1968)
Date: December 21, 2008 8:30:56 AM EST
To: “reinke, fjohn68″
Subject: Re: [ManhattanCollegeAlumni] Jasper Found: Eastment, George T. [MC????]

F. John,

Class of 1967 and I believe also the son of Dean George T. Eastment who was Dean of Students while we were at MC and also head track coach at MC from 1946 to 1963.

Regards,
Rich

[JR: Also after a “quick” trip to the spam folder, credit Senor L with an update. Thanks, much appreciated. ]

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 11:37 PM

JUpdates: Quick pings on Plaxo

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE PLAXO NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Kilroy, Jim (MC1968)

McKenna, Thomas (MC1969)

Semon, David (MC1999)

Sieger, Jerry (MC1970)

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 11:41 AM

JUpdate: Cotter, Robert (MC1966) in Bluffton, SC

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE PLAXO NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Cotter, Robert (MC1966)

CEO
Advanced Global Solutions, Inc.
Management Consulting and Business Services. Venture Capital Investors
Bluffton, SC

Married 41 years – Mary Lee
Daughter – Deirdre – Science teacher; St Helena Island Elementary, SC
Son – Bob and Jennifer.
Head Chef We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.
Fountain Hills Arizona

political views Conservative
religious views Catholic
hometown Bluffton, SC

activities Golf, Kayaking, Fishing, Boating, Investing, Travel
interests Family, Community, Finance and Science
music Jazz, Classical, Oldies

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 11:46 AM

JUpdate: Genovese, Matthew S. (MC1993) is the first follower of JasperJottings on Twitter

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

http://rivierarealty.com/matthew_genovese

Genovese, Matthew S. (MC1993)

RIVIERA REALTY JACKSON / LAKEWOOD
2052 W. COUNTY LINE ROAD
Jackson, NJ 08527

Phone: (732)364-0099

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Matthew works with clients in commercial, residential and investment properties. Feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.

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[JR: I guess we can ASK for the special “Jasper” discount. Seriously, always good to buy from someone you have some connection, no matter how loose, with? Disclaimer: Matt “revealed” himself by following “jasperjottings” on Twitter. He was the first one. So now he’s snagged. LOL. Stickier than Charlotte’s Web. But he has no idea I’m pimping for him. Guess he’ll now be the first “unfollower”! ROFL. The dangers of social networking. A practical example.]

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 4:37 PM

JUpdate: McCrosson, Matt (MC1972)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE PLAXO NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

McCrosson, Matt (MC1972)
Partner
O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins
2000 – Present

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 6:54 PM

JUpdate: Tyniec, Jack (MC1966)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE PLAXO NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Tyniec, Jack (MC1966)
Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting
2005 – Present

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 7:02 PM

Joy: Visceglia, Mark Anthony [MC????] weds

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/fashion/weddings/28EDLITZ.html?_r=1

Tracy Edlitz, Mark Visceglia
Published: December 26, 2008

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Tracy Beth Edlitz and Mark Anthony Visceglia were married Saturday at Beckwith Pointe, a club in New Rochelle, N.Y. The bride’s mother, Judge Sandra B. Edlitz, officiated.

Mrs. Visceglia, 39, teaches third grade at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle. She graduated from Northwestern and received master’s degrees in education from Columbia and the Bank Street College of Education.

She is the daughter of Judge Edlitz of New Rochelle and the late Robert I. Edlitz. Her mother is a family court judge in Westchester County and presides in White Plains. Her father was a partner in the Manhattan law firm Gubman, Sitomer, Goldstein & Edlitz.

Mr. Visceglia, 46, is the founder and president of AAA Training for Success, a Manhattan company that specializes in sales development, training and marketing. He graduated from Manhattan College.

He is the son of Joan L. Visceglia and Marco P. Visceglia of Riverdale, the Bronx. His father retired as a crane operator in New York. His father is also the inventor of two safety warning devices, called boom angle indicators, for cranes.

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Visceglia, Mark Anthony [MC????]

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 8:00 PM

Comment on JObit: Geraghty, Donald Charles (MC1966)
by Dick Mercado

I worked with Don and for him for many years at the Equitable. A finer individual you will never find. He will be missed he was an incredable and wonderful person.

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* Posted on: Fri, Dec 26 2008 4:02 PM

Comment on JUpdate: Genovese, Matthew S. (MC1993) is the first follower of JasperJottings on Twitter
by Matthew Genovese

By Matthew Genovese

Thanks, John! No worries about making the offer for me. I’ll gladly honor it. I do agree with your advice,too, and try to always work with people i have some connection with. If any Jaspers are looking for referals to your local area I’d be happy to help with that as well.

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 5:21 PM

ENDNOTE: Can you sue a “good samaritan”?

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=11186852

http://www.sacbee.com/827/story/1484850.html?mi_rss=Latest%20News

Calif. Court: Would-be Good Samaritan can be sued
By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer
Published: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

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LOS ANGELES — Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, the state’s high court on Thursday said a would-be Good Samaritan accused of rendering her friend paraplegic by pulling her from a wrecked car “like a rag doll” can be sued.

California’s Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Good Samaritan law only protects people from liability if the are administering emergency medical care, and that Lisa Torti’s attempted rescue of her friend didn’t qualify.

Justice Carlos Moreno wrote for a unanimous court that a person is not obligated to come to someone’s aid.

“If, however, a person elects to come to someone’s aid, he or she has a duty to exercise due care,” he wrote.

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Beverly Hills lawyer Robert Hutchinson, who represented Van Horn, said he’s pleased with the ruling.

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[JR: Only from the land of “fruits and nuts”! AND, of course the lawyer is pleased, visions of 33% floating in his head. Wonder how he feel if his family was in that “washed away” car and the fellow who saved them wondered about his legal liabilities. This, on its face, is a bad decision. Unless there was diminished capacity due to drinking at the office party OR risk of explosion was nil, I can’t see much moral culpability. Argh! Just when you think it can’t get worse. So, when you get he chance to save a life, you have to start balancing the civil court versus the eternal one. I think I’ll chance it. But who knows what you’ll do in the heat of the moment. Or, what the consequences are. Argh!]

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* Posted on: Sat, Dec 27 2008 8:37 PM

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

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