JASPER JOTTINGS Week 45 – 2009 November 08

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 45 – 2009 November 08

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2009/jasperjottings2009W45.html

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POSITRACTION: Hard decisions can turn out well

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=112324

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE
Tearjerker: 5 alive after woman makes 1 brave choice
Incredible decision impacts generations to come
Posted: October 10, 2009 11:35 pm Eastern
By Chelsea Schilling

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Late one evening in 1956 after watching the movie “The Ten Commandments” in a theater, a 22-year-old woman walked home alone in the dark – but she would not make it to the house before eight young men would brutally beat and rape her in the streets.

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[JR: “Right to Life” even in the case of rape? Wow, tough choice but a beautiful result. May all my — and all your — decision be infinitely easier ones.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 1 2009 11:37 AM

JObit: Douglas, Donald J. [MC???? RIP]

http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/obituaries/obituaries-october-29-2009-5305

Donald J. Douglas

Donald J. Douglas, a resident of Sag Harbor for ten years, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday, October 26, He was 79.

Born on November 9, 1929 in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of Chalres V. and Gertrude (Cassidy) Douglas. He had also lived in Piscataway, N.J.

Mr. Douglas was president of Fiat Chemical, Inc. in Piscataway until his retirement. He was a past president of the Sales Association of the Chemical Industry, the Chemist Club of New Jersey, of which he served as secretary/treasurer and board member, and the Knights of Columbus.

He attended St. Johns Preparatory School in Danivers, Mass.; Manhasset High School, Manhasset, L.I.; and Manhattan College.

Mr. Douglas served in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1952 and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne M. Ryan, and their children: R. Gregory Douglas (Lynne) of Columbia, Md., Keith Edward Douglas of Sag Harbor, and Donna Douglas Bartley (Parker) of Pittsburgh, Penn.

He is also survived by siblings Charles V. Douglas, Jr., G. Bruce Douglas, Patricia Douglas, Diane Grant, John Douglas, Carole Damiano and Maryann Western.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Maura and Andrew Douglas and Parker and Griffen Bartley.

Visiting will be at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mass will be said on Friday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrews Church. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Andrews Church.

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Douglas, Donald J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 1 2009 12:37 PM

JNews: Hill, Robert J. [MC1966] runs for Pawling’s Supervisor

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20091031/NEWS01/910310323/1006/news01

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Office sought: Supervisor.

Name: Robert J. Hill.

Age: 65.

Party: Democratic, Independence, Working Families.

Education: Fordham Prep, Manhattan College School of Engineering, licensed professional engineer.

Experience: Directed large and small public projects; Pawling School Board; chairman, Audit Committee; building and policy: Joint Town Committee for Shared Services, Dutchess Legislature Airport Committee.

Why do yo want to be elected?: I have the skills to lead people to work together successfully. I will work for the preservation of Pawling’s valuable natural assets including Lakeside and Whaley Lake. We need to attract business on South 22 to establish an income-producing economic zone without sacrificing our quality of life. While managing a high standard of fiscal efficiency and accountability, I will put into operation a long range plan to secure an affordable Pawling for all residents.

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Hill, Robert J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hill, Robert J. [MC1966]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 1 2009 1:37 PM
* Updated: Wed, Nov 4 2009 1:18 PM

JFound: Farber, Fred [MC1990]

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fred-farber/0/169/628

Fred Farber
Consultant at Credit Suisse

Current
* Consultant at Credit Suisse
* President at Farber Systems, Inc.

Education

Manhattan College
MSCE Computer Engineering
1992 – 1993
MSEE Electrical Engineering
1990 – 1992
Manhattan College
BEE Electrical Engineering
1987 – 1990

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Farber, Fred [MC1990]

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JFound: McDonnell, John J. Jr. [MC????] CEO of ExaDigm

http://www.tracked.com/person/john_j_mcdonnell

John J. McDonnell, Jr.

Board of Directors: Cybersource Corporation

Board of Directors: Cybersource Corporation | DealerTrack Holdings, Inc.

Board Member: Eloqua

John J. McDonnell, Jr. currently serves as CEO of ExaDigm and as member of the company’s board of directors. Prior to joining ExaDigm, Mr. McDonnell was CEO of PayLinx, a highly successful payment software company which was later sold to CyberSource. In 1990 he founded TNS, Inc. (NYSE:TNS), a worldwide provider of data communications services for the financial and telecommunications industries which he took public. He served as Chairman and CEO of the company from 2001 to 2006. In addition, Mr. McDonnell is a director of DealerTrack (NASDAQ:TRAK), a leading provider of sales and finance on-demand software for the automotive retail industry; and CyberSource (NASDAQ:CYBS), a leading provider of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Mr. McDonnell joined the CyberSource board in 2000 following his successful negotiation of the acquisition of PayLinx by CyberSource.

Mr. McDonnell is a founder of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) and recipient of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP’s 1997 High Tech Entrepreneur Award and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College.

John J. McDonnell, Jr. currently serves as CEO of ExaDigm and as member of the company’s board of directors. Prior to joining ExaDigm, Mr. McDonnell was CEO of PayLinx, a highly successful payment software company which was later sold to CyberSource. In 1990 he founded TNS, Inc. (NYSE:TNS), a worldwide provider of data communications services for the financial and telecommunications industries which he took public. He served as Chairman and CEO of the company from 2001 to 2006. In addition, Mr. McDonnell

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McDonnell, John J. Jr. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 1 2009 1:49 PM

JEmail: Laruccia, Stephen (MC1967) ids Magovern, Frederick J. [MC1968]

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JNews: Magovern, Frederick J. [MC????] Angel in Adoption

http://www.gcnews.com/news/2009-10-30/Community/Angel_In_Adoption.html

He is the son of the late Dr. John J. Magovern, Director of Radiology at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre, NY. A graduate of Manhattan College and Fordham Law School, he and his wife Susan live in Garden City with their two sons where they are lifelong members of St. Joseph’s Parish.

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Hi John,

Some more info on Fred Magovern, he is class of 1968 and is the nephew of Dr. George Magovern who was commencement speaker at the graduate commencement in May 2008 and received an honorary degree from Manhattan. Fred attended the commencement which honored his uncle.

Steve

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[JR: Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated. Good Jaspers come from good bloodlines? When “cooked up” in a good place like MC.]

Laruccia, Stephen (MC1967)

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 1 2009 3:36 PM

JFound: Davis, Julie [MC2009]

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-davis/5/a34/288

Julie Davis

Director, Client Services at BlockStar Promotions Group

Summary

Born with a set of headphones and the heart of a musician, I unfortunately grew up without a sense of rhythm or key. Once I accepted not being the next American Idol, I dedicated myself to a career in Public Relations and, as it turns out, my love of melodic art catapulted me into the world of communications. Here I seamlessly found my niche. While volunteering as Music Director of college radio station 88.5 FM WKPX, I expanded my interests in promotional support of local artists, helping to brand acts, plan promotions and generally spread the word.

Digging deeper into PR I’ve had a range of incredible learning experiences. Through an internship with Omnicom agency Brodeur Partners I took on a variety of responsibilities, from pitching media to researching outlets and managing event materials; thus building the necessary skills to be an effective PR professional. Not only have I formed a strong understanding of media relations and unmatched communication skills, I have gained the faculty to efficiently utilize agency resources, such as Cision Media Source, Factiva and creative social media outlets.

One marketing degree from Manhattan College, a few internships and an amazing role in PR later, I’m still looking for ways to further my experience and, eventually, set the world to music.

Manhattan College
Bachelor of Science Marketing
2005 – 2009

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Davis, Julie [MC2009]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 1 2009 3:52 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Owens, Vincent P. [MC1971 RIP]

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JObit: Owens, Vincent P. [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/myrtlebeachonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=135222992

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Dear John,

I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1971.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Owens, Vincent P.  [MC1971 RIP]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 1 2009 9:37 PM

JObit: Capurso, George J. [MC1942 RIP]

http://obits.masslive.com/obituaries/masslive/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=135232955

George J. Capurso
1920-2009

SPRINGFIELD – George J. Capurso, 89 of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Worcester, MA on July 16, 1920, the son of the late Pietro and Isabelle (Mastrototaro) Capurso. George graduated from Manhattan College, NYC, in 1942, with a B.S. degree and from Georgetown University Dental School in 1945. He subsequently owned and operated a dental practice in Yonkers, NY until his retirement in 1998. During this time he established a program for the training of dental assistants and he also organized the first association for dental assistants in Westchester. He also, for many years, donated his time as the director of dental care for the Sisters of Visitation, a convent of cloistered nuns in Riverdale, NY. He was, at various times, on the dental staffs of Yonkers General Hospital, Misericordia Hospital, Bronx, NY, Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, NY, and Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY. He organized a free mobile x-ray unit for the underprivileged children of Yonkers and a program recruiting dentists to provide free dental protective devices to school age football players in Westchester County, NY.

George was a member of a number of professional and service associations. George proudly served our Country in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 and in the United States Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant from 1945 to 1947. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Longmeadow. George was predeceased by his beloved wife Jane ( Stevenson) Capurso. He is survived by his seven devoted children, Peter Capurso and his wife Masami of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY., Judy Capurso of Mt. Tremper, NY., Margaret Capurso of Greenbelt, Maryland, James Capurso and his wife Elizabeth of Longmeadow, Susan Capurso of Waynesville, NC., Paul Capurso and his wife Pam of Brooksville, Maine, David Capurso and his wife Marlene of Sag Harbor, NY., one brother, Mauro Capurso and his wife Doris of Yonkers, NY., and one sister, Rose Johnson of Tom’s River, NJ., and he leaves eight cherished grandchildren.

George’s funeral will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 10:30A.M. from the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church, 519 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Rites of committal will follow at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001. Family and friends are invited to the calling hours on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 2P.M. – 5P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For online condolences please visit http://www.forastieresmithfuenralhome.com

Published in The Republican on October 31, 2009 Print print

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Capurso, George J. [MC1942 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ychtqzt

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 2 2009 8:37 AM

JObit: Havens, James Edward [MC1957 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=135255389

Havens, James Edward

The Owl has flown! James Edward Havens, of Surprise, peacefully left this earth on Saturday October 24; he had suffered a heart attack and was cared for in his final days at Banner Health-Del Webb Memorial Hospital and at Hospice of Arizona. He had just celebrated his 75th birthday on October 1st. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth in 2003. A graduate of Manhattan College, before his retirement Jim had been an executive at Grey Advertising in New York City for over thirty years. He leaves his much adored family: his younger brother, John; sister-in-law Lillian; stepdaughters Maryam and Rafia; grandson, Nathan and son-in-law, Bill Paul; nephews John Jr. and James; and grandnephews and niece, all of the New York-New Jersey area. Memorials may be sent to either Hospice of Arizona or Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Published in The Arizona Republic on November 1, 2009

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Havens, James Edward [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yaqbg4x

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1957.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Havens, James Edward [MC1957 RIP]

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 2 2009 8:44 AM
* Updated: Wed, Nov 4 2009 1:18 PM

JHQ: Trinity College Professor at MC’s Holocaust Resource Center 11/16 PM

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/103009_1.shtml

October 30, 2009
Trinity College Professor To Speak At Manhattan College’s Holocaust Resource Center

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Dr. Samuel Kassow, the Charles Northam Professor at Trinity College, will deliver the second annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture on the Holocaust at Manhattan College on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The event, presented by the Holocaust Resource Center, is free and open to the public.

Kassow will deliver the lecture Between History and Catastrophe: Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw Ghetto. He is the author of four books, including the award-winning Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oynet Shabes Archive (2007) and The Distinctive Life of East European Jewry (2004). A public intellectual whose efforts have contributed to the preservation of Jewish culture both in Europe and the United States, Kassow’s many scholarly articles have appeared in Polish, Russian and German, as well as in English.

The lecture coincides with the opening of Remembrance: A Daughter’s Reflections, an exhibit of paintings by artist Marilyn Honigman that will be displayed in the Alumni Room of O’Malley Library from Nov. 16-Dec. 18. Inspired by photos that an American solider gave to her father after he was liberated from Dachau, Honigman’s works are a visual representation of the Holocaust.

The Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture on the Holocaust is a lecture series named in honor of Frederick M. Schweitzer, professor emeritus of history, who was the instrumental voice behind the launch of Manhattan College’s Holocaust Resource Center in 1996 and served as its director until 2007. Schweitzer has been a member of the College community for nearly half a century.

For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Jeff Horn, associate professor of history and director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7129 or jeff.horn@manhattan.edu.

The history of the Holocaust Resource Center dates back to 1996, when discussions among Manhattan’s concerned faculty and administrators and the Riverdale community led to its founding with the mission to promote Catholic-Jewish dialogue and educate future generations about the Holocaust. The center inaugurated its Visiting Scholars Program the next year, and in 2006, an additional annual lecture was added to the series that focuses on genocides other than the Holocaust.

To further its mission, the center sponsored workshops for teachers in the metropolitan area from 1997-2002 and worked closely with the College’s school of education to incorporate segments on the Holocaust into curriculum and special courses.

In the past decade, the center has sponsored bus trips to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and New York City’s Battery Park. It also has sponsored events, such as commemorations of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Kristallnacht, and model Passover seders on campus and in the community. The center has published educational books such as Reflections of the Soul: Martin Spett’s Holocaust Experiences, as well as DVDs on Holocaust survivors created by Manhattan College students.

More information about the Holocaust Resource Center can be found on its Web site at home.manhattan.edu/holocaustcenter/.

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 2 2009 12:13 PM

JHQ: Holocaust Painting Exhibition at MC 11/16 – 12/18

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/103009_2.shtml

October 30, 2009
Manhattan College Presents Holocaust Painting Exhibition

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – A selection of paintings by the artist Marilyn Honigman will go on display on Monday, Nov. 16 in the Alumni Room of Manhattan College’s O’Malley Library. Remembrance: A Daughter’s Reflections, co-sponsored by the Manhattan College archives and the Holocaust Resource Center, will run until Dec. 18.

The exhibit’s opening coincides with the second annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture on the Holocaust, to be held on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. Dr. Samuel Kassow, the Charles Northam Professor at Trinity College, will deliver the lecture Between History and Catastrophe: Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Inspired by photos that an American solider gave to her father after he was liberated from Dachau, the paintings are a visual representation of the Holocaust that has evolved slowly. There are no accusations or condemnation, just contemplation of the psychological space in which we find ourselves.

“My personal experiences and family history have drawn me to the Holocaust as a subject for my work,” says Honigman. “What I hope to accomplish as an artist is to form my subject into an expressive image that touches the viewer directly, invoking both personal and universal emotions.”

Honigman’s art seeks to engage the viewer emotionally and personally. She takes on the daunting task of representing the horrors of war, using forms and colors that are consistent with the subject matter. Her landscapes are a series of reflections on humanity viewed through the lens of nature: they evoke mystery and suspense through atmospheric paintings of skies, clouds and gathering storms.

“The goal I face as an artist confronting the ravages of war that continue to frequently mar our world, is how to illuminate these horrific events in paint,” Honigman adds. “I hope to not only shed light on a particular time and place, but show that the paintings also stand on their own as part of the continuum that is the history of human experience.”

If you have questions about this exhibit, please call Sandra Emmerson at (718) 862-7329 or e-mail sandra.emmerson@manhattan.edu.

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 2 2009 12:16 PM

JFound: Curry, Thomas J. [MC1978] BoD FDIC

http://www.tracked.com/person/thomas_curry

Thomas J. Curry

Board of Directors: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

“Thomas J. Curry took office on January 12, 2004, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a six-year term. Mr. Curry serves as Chairman of the FDIC’s Assessment Appeals Committee and Case Review Committee.

Mr. Curry also serves as the Chairman of the NeighborWorks’ America Board of Directors. NeighborWorks’ America is a national non-profit organization chartered by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Further, Mr. Curry serves on the Board of Directors of the HOPE for Homeowners Program. The HOPE for Homeowners Program is a temporary Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance program created by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

Prior to joining the FDIC’s Board of Directors, Mr. Curry served five Massachusetts Governors as the Commonwealth’s Commissioner of Banks from 1990 to 1991 and from 1995 to 2003. He served as Acting Commissioner from February 1994 to June 1995. He previously served as First Deputy Commissioner and Assistant General Counsel within the Massachusetts Division of Banks. He entered state government in 1982 as an attorney with the Massachusetts’ Secretary of State’s Office.

Director Curry served as the Chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors from 2000 to 2001. He served two terms on the State Liaison Committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, including a term as Committee chairman.

He is a graduate of Manhattan College (summa cum laude), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the New England School of Law.”

“Thomas J. Curry took office on January 12, 2004, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a six-year term. Mr. Curry serves as Chairman of the FDIC’s Assessment Appeals Committee and Case Review Committee. Mr. Curry also serves as the Chairman of the NeighborWorks’ America Board of Directors. NeighborWorks’ America is a national non-profit organization chartered by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based

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Curry, Thomas J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1978.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Curry, Thomas J. [MC1978]

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 2 2009 1:53 PM
* Updated: Wed, Nov 4 2009 1:18 PM

JBlogger: “Key West Lou” (MC1957) internet + radio Thursdays 1PM EST

http://www.konkam.com/

1PM The Key West Lou Show Key West Lou Th

http://www.keywestlou.com/

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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My radio show starts Thursday. At 1 pm. Konk 1680 AM here in Key West.

I am excited. I have never done a radio show before. So it is all a learning experience also.

I spent 3 hours at the radio station yesterday learning the nuts and bolts of what I am to do. It is not just speaking into a microphone.

I sit on a stool in a little room with all kinds of equipment. A big mike is in front of me. My guests sit across. They are partially blocked from my view by their mikes.

I have a panel in front of me. To control the volume for each speaker, including me. To my left is like a large clock. But in letters and words. Like a computer screen. I have to keep my eye on the time on that screen as I talk into the mike and chat with my guests.

Sounds confusing. I will problably screw up a few times. But I should have in down pat by the end of the first show.

The show is entitled the Key West Lou Legal Hour. Got to keep Key West Lou going!

My vision is for a 3 way format. I will talk. Express opinions. There will be a guest or guests. And telephone calls can be received. So remember to call in if you have a point to make or a question to ask. I don’t want to be left alone for an hour trying to come up with something to say!

Konk 1680 is an AM station. So it can only be heard in Key West proper. Once you are on U.S. 1, reception is lost.

Not a problem however. As long as you are not in your car. For everyone outside Key West, the show can be heard on the internet. All over the world. Amazing!

Go to http://www.konkam.com. Then to the upper left hand corner to a large read circle that says LISTEN. Put the arrow on LISTEN and press. I will be there!

So my dear friends all over the world, tune in via internet. It would do my heart good to know you are listening to me from England, Italy, Greece, Indonesia and where ever else. As well as the U.S.

Time is a problem. I am on at 1 pm Eastern Standard Time. You have to figure out what time that may be for you if you are not in my time zone.

Let me go over it again. It is the lawyer in me summing up.

In Key West, radio is KONK 1680 AM.

Outside Key West, it is the internet. http://www.konkam.com.

Telephone is 305-294-2769 (305-294-CROW).

Don’t ask me where crow came from. I do not know.

The first show is going to be on the homeless. Sounds dull. Is not. The homeless is a big issue from a legal perspective. You will be amazed how it impacts on not only Key West, but every community. It includes your pocket book as well as your conscience.

In subsequent weeks, I will be touching on criminal sentencing. Shades of the Acevedo cases. Also, the death penalty, gay adoption, gay marriage, Truman Annex, the waterfront Navy property, mediation, domestic issues, foreclosures, the court house, personal injury, the Mel Fisher story, code enforcement and what have you. Also based on a story in yesterday’s Key West Citizen, a show dealing with grouper fishing.

So hang in there! Stay with me! And listen to the Key West Legal Hour on Thursday at 1 pm!

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[JR: No podcast. So you’ll have to listen live.]

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 3 2009 10:40 AM

JFound: Valhuerdi, Arthur [MC1989] VP-Infrastructure FiberNet

http://www.tracked.com/person/arthur_valhuerdi

Arthur Valhuerdi

VP-Infrastructure: FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc.

From 1990 to 2000 he held various engineering and construction management positions within Bell Atlantic. Mr. Valhuerdi has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and an M.S. in Information Systems from Polytechnic University as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional.

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Valhuerdi, Arthur [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Arthur is a member of the Class of 1989.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Valhuerdi, Arthur [MC1989]

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 3 2009 1:59 PM
* Updated: Wed, Nov 4 2009 8:14 PM

JNews: Concannon, Thomas J. [MC1979] SVP RedHawk Energy

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS155457+03-Nov-2009+BW20091103

RedHawk Energy Acquires Xxtreme Group for $66.0 Million
Tue Nov 3, 2009 11:05am EST

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LAFAYETTE, La.—(Business Wire)— RedHawk Energy Corporation (“RedHawk”) announced today that it has acquired 100% of the membership interests of Texas-based Xxtreme Pipe Services, LLC, Xxtreme Pipe Storage, LLC, Xxtreme Tubular Processors, LLC and Wolf Pack Rentals, L.L.C. (collectively, the “Xxtreme Group”) for $66.0 million in cash, preferred stock and assumed debt. The purchase price is subject to certain post-closing adjustments.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Xxtreme Group is a premier provider of oilfield services including ultrasonic inspection, storage and API threading and processing of Oil Country tubular goods. Through its tubular unit, the Xxtreme Group employs approximately 150 operational, marketing and administrative personnel with field and administrative facilities in Houston, Channelview and Lone Star, Texas and Beebe, Arkansas. Through its rental unit, Wolf Pack Rentals, L.L.C., the Xxtreme Group, employs approximately 30 field, marketing and administrative personnel in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and West Virginia. Wolf Pack Rentals, L.L.C.`s rental fleet includes modular buildings, living quarters, generators, light towers, water and sewer systems, forklifts, man-lifts, communication systems and drill pipe.

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Additionally, RedHawk previously announced the addition of Thomas J. Concannon as its Senior Vice President. Mr. Concannon has more than 20 years of energy industry experience. He recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Geokinetics Inc., a publicly traded provider of seismic acquisition and data processing services to the oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Concannon earned an accounting degree from Manhattan College. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate from St. John`s University School of Law, he was a member of the audit staff of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Concannon, Thomas J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1979.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Concannon, Thomas J. [MC1979]

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 3 2009 10:28 PM
* Updated: Wed, Nov 4 2009 8:14 PM

JFound: Spence, Jean E. [MC????] EVP RnD Kraft Foods

http://www.tracked.com/person/jean_spence

Jean E. Spence
Executive Vice President – Research, Development and Quality: Kraft Foods Inc.

Jean Spence is Executive Vice President of Research, Development & Quality for Kraft Foods. She is responsible for all product and packaging development, research, nutrition, quality, food safety and scientific affairs worldwide.

Jean joined Kraft in 1981 as a Research Engineer for Maxwell House coffee and holds three U.S. and worldwide patents for her development work. She held a variety of management positions in Research and Development and Quality before being named Quality Assurance Director in 1993. A year later in 1994, Jean was named Research Director, Beverages, then became Group Director for Beverages and Desserts in 1995. She became Vice President of Technology in 1996 and Vice President, Worldwide Quality and Scientific Relations in 1999.

In November 2001, Jean was appointed Senior Vice President of Worldwide Quality, Scientific Affairs and Compliance for Kraft Foods North America and was responsible for quality on a worldwide basis, coordinating global compliance programs, scientific relations, regulatory issues, microbiology and auditing. In August of 2003 she was named Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Kraft Foods North America. In that role, she oversaw basic research, nutrition and product, product, package and process development.

Prior to joining Kraft, Spence worked in manufacturing as a Process Supervisor for Procter and Gamble in Staten Island, New York.

She serves on the Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Advisory Council. In addition, she serves on the boards of Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts Illinois Crossroads Council, a Clarkson University trustee, an International Life Sciences Institute trustee, and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Spence received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

Jean Spence is Executive Vice President of Research, Development & Quality for Kraft Foods. She is responsible for all product and packaging development, research, nutrition, quality, food safety and scientific affairs worldwide. Jean joined Kraft in 1981 as a Research Engineer for Maxwell House coffee and holds three U.S. and worldwide patents for her development work. She held a variety of management positions in Research and Development and Quality before being named Quality Assurance Director

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Spence, Jean E. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 4 2009 2:05 PM

JHQ: November Manhattan Monthly

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2009_11/index.html

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 4 2009 4:56 PM

JFound: MC Wedding pic

http://weddingphotographerinwestchester.com/?p=63

Manhattan College Weddings

by admin on Nov.03, 2009, under Recent Wedding Photographs

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[JR: Beautiful pic, but no idea who it is. Help?]

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 4 2009 7:29 PM

JFound: McGarvey, Edward J. [MC????] Treas Atlas Air Worldwide

http://www.tracked.com/person/edward_mcgarvey

Edward J. McGarvey
Treas & VP: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Ed McGarvey is an experienced finance executive with a deep background in aviation finance, structured finance, and banking. Mr. McGarvey joined the company in March 2009 from HSH Nordbank, where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Aviation Americas, responsible for finance and business development for the bank’s aviation finance unit.Prior to HSH Nordbank, Mr. McGarvey was a Vice President in the Capital Markets group at GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) from 1996 to 2006. He played an active role in portfolio and securitization initiatives.As the company’s Treasurer, Mr. McGarvey is responsible for capital markets and corporate finance efforts as well as banking, cash management, insurance, hedging and investor relations activities.Mr. McGarvey is a certified public accountant with a B.S. in accounting from Manhattan College.

Ed McGarvey is an experienced finance executive with a deep background in aviation finance, structured finance, and banking. Mr. McGarvey joined the company in March 2009 from HSH Nordbank, where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Aviation Americas, responsible for finance and business development for the bank’s aviation finance unit.Prior to HSH Nordbank, Mr. McGarvey was a Vice President in the Capital Markets group at GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) from 1996 to 2006. He played an active

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McGarvey, Edward J. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 5 2009 2:16 PM

JHQ: MC HOF SAT 11/14

Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame

The Alumni Society of Manhattan College
Cordially Invites You to Attend the
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Honoring the Athletic Achievements of

William Goodfellow ’68 – Basketball+
John Leonard ’82 – Basketball
Marty Ludwikowski ’80 – Track
Aliann Pompey ’99 – Track
Michael Quigley ’72 – Baseball
Gerry Ryan ’90 – Track & Field
Gerard Smith ’79 – Tennis
+ posthumously

Cocktail Reception – 5:00 p.m.
Dante’s Den, Thomas Hall
Dinner & Ceremony – 6:00 p.m.
Smith Auditorium

Mass will be offered in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers at 4:00 p.m.
May we please receive your reply on or before Friday, November 6, 2009.
Reservations may be made online atwww.manhattan.edu/alumni_friends/hof.php.

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 5 2009 3:39 PM

JNews: Emond, Douglas (MC1984) SVP/CFO Metro Credit Union

http://www.wickedlocal.com/burlington/news/business/x896791980/Burlington-Business-Buzz-Nov-5-edition

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Emond joins Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union announced the appointment of Douglas Emond as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Emond will report to Robert M. Cashman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and will oversee accounting, finance, operations and technology for the organization.

Prior to joining Metro, Emond was Chief Financial Officer of Windham Professionals. Previously, Emond was Vice President, Corporate Finance at Fidelity Investments, responsible for profitability measurement. Prior to Fidelity, Emond was Chief Technology Officer at Eastern Bank where he spent five years managing the expansion and improvement of technology.

Emond also spent 10 years with FleetBoston Financial and BankBoston, serving as senior director of Internet Banking and Chief Operating Officer for the Wholesale Bank, managing operations, strategic planning, and key business initiatives.

Emond’s community involvement has included his role as a member of the Board of Directors of HAWC in Salem, Massachusetts, Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee for the town of Marblehead, Massachusetts, management advisor to http://www.philantropist.org and numerous volunteer activities in Marblehead, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Emond earned his MBA and Bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College and lives in Marblehead with his wife and their two children.

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 5 2009 7:33 PM

JObit: Walsh, Raymond J. [MC1944 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=135445120

Raymond J. Walsh
1924 – 2009

New London, NH – Raymond J. Walsh of New London, NH died Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 25, 1924 on Staten Island, NY. He was graduated from Manhattan College in 1944 and served as a Lt. in the US Navy during WWII. Ray worked for the General Electric Company for 42 years. He was transferred from NY to MA in 1962, becoming an avid Red Sox fan. He retired as the sales manager of the medium steam turbine division in Lynn, MA. He moved to New London, NH in 1997. Ray lived in Topsfield, MA for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jane Walsh; his children and their families, Jane Wolf of Gloucester, MA, Judy Walsh and her husband, Paul Stenzel of Buffalo, NY, Raymond J. Walsh, Jr. and his wife, Gloria of Sydney, Australia, Nancy Foley and her husband, Timothy of Clive, IA, Amy Walsh and her husband, James Sullivan of Worcester, MA; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother, Hilary Walsh of Fanwood, NJ and a sister, Regina LeMay of St. Paul, MN.

Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 from 6-8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New London, NH. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima, 724 Main Street, New London, NH 03257. To sign an online guestbook please visit http://www.chadwickfuneralservice.com.

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Walsh, Raymond J. [MC1944 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ylp88d8

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 6 2009 8:26 AM

JFound: Apruzzese, Jean Marie [MC1989] Controller DRA Advisors

http://www.tracked.com/person/jean_apruzzese

Jean Marie Apruzzese
Mng Dir & Controller: DRA Advisors LLC

Jean Marie Apruzzese is Managing Director and Controller of DRA. She oversees DRA’s administrative and operational functions, as well as asset management. From March through July 1994, Ms. Apruzzese was a Senior Property Analyst for Dreyfus Realty Advisors. From May 1992 through February 1994, she was a Property Analyst with The Clifford Companies, where she was responsible for financial analysis of a diverse portfolio of real estate assets. From July 1989 through April 1992, Ms. Apruzzese was a Senior Auditor responsible for overseeing real estate audits with Eisner & Lubin CPA’s, a New York based public accounting firm. She graduated from Manhattan College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Management.

Jean Marie Apruzzese is Managing Director and Controller of DRA. She oversees DRA’s administrative and operational functions, as well as asset management. From March through July 1994, Ms. Apruzzese was a Senior Property Analyst for Dreyfus Realty Advisors. From May 1992 through February 1994, she was a Property Analyst with The Clifford Companies, where she was responsible for financial analysis of a diverse portfolio of real estate assets. From July 1989 through April 1992, Ms. Apruzzese was a

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Apruzzese, Jean Marie [MC1989]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 6 2009 2:41 PM

JFound: Rouhana, Steve [MC????] at Ford

http://www.prdomain.com/companies/F/FordMotor/newsreleases/200911679780.htm

Steve Rouhana: Ford Biomechanics And Crash Protection Specialist Works To Improve Safety For All

Dr. Steve Rouhana, senior technical leader for safety in Passive Safety Research and Advanced Engineering, has helped Ford lead the development of inflatable seat belts and pediatric crash dummies Rouhana is internationally recognized for pioneering research in the area of human response to impact, particularly with regard to abdominal injuries and air bag noise

5 Nov 2009 :

Dr. Steve Rouhana, senior technical leader for passive safety in Ford Motor Company’s Research and Advanced Engineering and group leader for Biomechanics and Occupant Protection, likes to joke that he works with a lot of dummies – crash test dummies. But when it comes to protecting vehicle occupants – particularly children – this father of three boys takes his work seriously.

Rouhana is internationally recognized for pioneering research in the area of human response to impact, particularly with regard to abdominal injuries and air bag noise. He has written more than 65 technical papers on basic biomechanical research, crash test dummy development and seat belts.

Rouhana, who joined Ford in 2000 after 17 years with General Motors, is helping Ford lead development of advanced belt systems, including the inflatable belt, in which a small, tubular-shaped inflatable bag can deploy inside a shoulder belt in the event of a crash.

“I know the fear of parents for their children’s safety,” said Rouhana, who has three sons. “In our development of the inflatable belt, we’ve insisted on taking great pains to test possible side effects of the belt system vis-à-vis the forces involved in a crash.”

One day, during the technology’s first year of development, Rouhana saw something in his rear view mirror that spurred him and the team to create a special test to determine if there would be risk of unintended injury by the inflatable belt.

“I was driving home from a family vacation in 2001,” Rouhana said. “My son Jonathan, who was five at the time, fell asleep in his booster seat with his head and neck resting against the seat belt. I realized the team needed to create a dummy test to determine the effect of the belt’s air bag inflation on a sleeping child in that kind of position.”

The team modified a crash test dummy to simulate the position of a sleeping child, which allowed them to measure the forces of the inflatable belt’s air bag deployment and determine that there would be low risk of injury.

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“I have been blessed throughout my life, through no merit of my own, so I want to share those blessings through my work to make the world a better place,” Rouhana said. “My faith is the fundamental driver of my actions.”

Personal Insights and Fun Facts

* Steve is married to his wife, Mary Ellen, and has three sons – Steve Jr., age 25, Matthew, age 17 and Jonathan, age 13.

* Steve graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College, with a bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics and religious studies, followed by a master’s degree and doctorate, both in physics, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

* He is working on a master’s degree in pastoral studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and hopes to become a deacon in the Catholic Church upon completion of his studies.

* Steve is chairman of the Occupant Safety Research Partnership of USCAR and was involved with creation of the WorldSID, the world’s most advanced crash test dummy.

* Steve received the U.S. Government Award for Safety Engineering Excellence in 2003, and became a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers in 2006.

* He has been granted five patents and has four more pending.

Steve has received the award for Best Technical Paper at the Stapp Car Crash Conference on four occasions – twice as primary author and twice as co-author.

* Steve remembers when heroes had no blemishes, life was not so fast-paced (even where he grew up in Brooklyn, New York), and honor, integrity and service to others were more important than “What’s in it for me.”

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Rouhana, Steve [MC????]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 6 2009 10:22 PM

JFound: Lin, Paul [MC????] Director of Manufacturing Processes GloriOil

Paul Lin
Director of Manufacturing Processes: GloriOil
Industries: Oil, Gas and Energy

Roles:

Director of Manufacturing Processes: GloriOil

Paul Lin is GloriOil’s Director of Manufacturing Operations. Paul brings over 15 years of comprehensive engineering management and operations experience in processes similar to GloriOil’s at chemicals and biopharmaceuticals companies. He has a BS in chemical engineering from RPI, and a dual Masters in Biochemical Engineering from Manhattan College and Computer Science from Pace University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer.

Paul has worked as engineer, process engineer, plant supervisor, engineering manager, and ultimately director of engineering and operations for large companies such as Shell Chemical, Exxon Chemical, New Brunswick Scientific, NYGene Corp and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He has worked extensively in designing complex bioreactor systems and scaling up fermentation processes, managing plant engineering and manufacturing activities, establishing production SOPs, and following strict cGMP principles and guidelines. In his most recent role, Paul as a director of manufacturing and global operations helped grow PurePharm Technologies from inception to 100 people.

Paul Lin is GloriOil’s Director of Manufacturing Operations. Paul brings over 15 years of comprehensive engineering management and operations experience in processes similar to GloriOil’s at chemicals and biopharmaceuticals companies. He has a BS in chemical engineering from RPI, and a dual Masters in Biochemical Engineering from Manhattan College and Computer Science from Pace University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer. Paul has worked as engineer, process engineer, plant supervisor,

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Lin, Paul [MC????]

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* Posted on: Sat, Nov 7 2009 2:50 PM

Comment on JOY: The Brewers announce Alexandra Nicole (Class of 2031)

By Adrienne Zeh

Dear family Brewers,

I was just googling on my name and very surprised to find someone else with the same name. And what surprised me even more, is that our first daughter, born on 18-07-07 is named Alexandra Niene Johanna Theuns. Just thought of letting you know. It’s a joyeus coincedence. Good luck and lot’s of joy with your daughter. Hope Adrienne is doing well.

Kind regards Adrienne Zeh Theuns
theuns@skynet.be (we live in Belgium)

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[JR: Googling yourself is a fun passtime. For those, like me, have no life! LOL, interesting results.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 6 2009 7:10 AM

ENDNOTE: Presidental “loons” are anti-Christian

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=113735

CZAR WARS
Catholic League: Why does Obama like ‘Christian basher’
‘Remember … Jennings was chosen to instruct youth on moral matters’
By Bob Unruh

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The president of the Catholic League is questioning why President Obama would select Kevin Jennings, known as a “Christian basher” in addition to his homosexual activism, to instruct public school children on “moral matters.”

WND has reported multiple times on the background of Jennings, who founded the “Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network,” which promotes homosexuality in public schools across the nation.

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[JR: We’ve already rant about how the horse has long left the barn. But why do we tolerate this. Paid for by our taxes. Hopefully we can have “justice” and “charity” for all. I think why the Senator with the 100% liberal rating for his two years would pick a raving loon is obvious. They reflect him. A President usually gets to work on two or three big issues and make a dozen key appointments. That’s what Regan said. And, that’s his legacy. I think we’re seeing the result. Argh!]

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

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