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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 06 – 2010 February 06

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 06 – 2010 February 06

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/jj2010W06.html

INDEX

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POSITRACTION: Cats were their children

http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2010/01/17/her_last_gift_a_little_house_in_newton_just_for_the_cats

The Boston Globe
Her last gift: A little house in Newton, just for the cats
By Jenifer B. McKim
Globe Staff / January 17, 2010

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NEWTON – Muriel Bayne’s love for her cats was well known on Staniford Street in Auburndale. Neighborhood children called her the “Cat Lady’’ and Bayne’s pets were often seen contentedly peering from a picture window at the small ranch house where she lived for decades.

But Bayne, 77, had a weak heart. And after her husband’s death in 2001, she started worrying about what would happen to her cats when she died. So she penned a will, leaving them the home and a $300,000 trust. Weeks later, Bayne’s heart gave out.

That’s how Shadow, Dolly, Lady, and Spot became trust fund cats.

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Khidhir, who eventually bought the house for $480,000 and moved in late last year, enjoyed hearing about its offbeat history from his real estate agent.

He still keeps a wooden plank hanging in the kitchen that lists the cats’ names – in Bayne’s handwriting – below the title, “Cat ventory.’’ She used it to track their whereabouts inside and out.

“Part of me felt sad that this old couple who lived in Newton had no children to pass on their assets,’’ Khidhir said. “At the same time, I think their cats were their children.’’

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[JR: Sad, pathetic, tragic, epic. If we were a “smarter” people, and not letting government run our lives, we would have had a way to match these people with the numerous children needing care. Even in later life. OK, maybe God, she screwed up. But “we” should have been organized to “fix” it with a composite family. At least, her estate went to charity. So sad! Can us Jaspers do better?]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 31 2010 12:37 PM

JFound: Lavino, Timothy (MC2008) @ Eagle Strategies

http://www.facebook.com/tlavino

Timothy Lavino

Employer:
Eagle Strategies LLC
Operations Associate
New York, NY
Investment Advisory Services

Chester Fire Department
2nd. Lieutenant
Chester, NY
W3 – Walton Engine & Hose Co. #1

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Lavino, Timothy (MC2008)

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 31 2010 1:16 PM

JFound: Lobley, Rob [MC1981] Access Leader GE Equity

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

Rob Lobley
Access GE Leader: GE Equity

Bob is responsible for leading the GE Access Program for the Equity business. In this role Bob is dedicated to supporting the Equity team, helping portfolio businesses improve operations and financial performance. Bob started his career with GE through the Manufacturing Management Program with assignments at GE Aerospace and GE Rail. An alumni of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, Bob has held operational, technology, quality, and commercial roles at GE Aerospace, Industrial Systems, GE Financial Assurance, and GE Trading/Licensing. Over the course of his career, Bob has led operational teams in manufacturing and technology, designed and implemented supplier quality and ISO9000 systems, implemented Lean/flow methodologies, developed information technology solutions, developed marketing plans, and led financial/business process audits. Bob has also developed and delivered training modules associated with Lean, Six Sigma, CAP, and GE’s CECOR process. Bob holds an MBA from Binghamton University, and is a graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering.

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Lobley, Rob [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Rob is member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lobley, Rob [MC1981]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 31 2010 4:12 PM
* Updated: Mon, Feb 1 2010 6:10 PM

JEmail: Antenucci, John (MC1959) and email addresses

John,

I have a new e-mail address. It is {Privacy Shield Invoked}. The {Privacy Shield Invoked} will cease to be effective after 2/13/10.

John Antenucci, Class of 59S
Sarasota, FL 34243

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[JR: Great. You can “self-serve” your jottings subscription unless you need help? As usual, I’m going to give you my “lecture” about why you should have an “eternal” email address. Not related to your Internet Service Provider.]

<begin lecture>

http://reinkefaceslife.com/2009/03/02/service-one-example-of-why-you-should-not-use-your-isps-email-address/

SERVICE: One example of why you SHOULD NOT use your ISP’s email address

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,21951743
[E-mail] Someone else closed my email accounts
from Comcast HSI forum – dslreports.com community

I’m sure that there are other ISP horor stories.

Why put yourself in that position in the first place?

My Service Provider  —  http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 — for example, I could really care less if you use them, if you do I think I get fifty cents — wonder if I’ve ever got a commission ever? — offers for 12 $/year to provide you with email, a domain name, and bunch of other stuff.

So why would you EVER put your email, and web site, at risk?

You can guess why the ISP “gives” you anything for “free”. It’s too lock you in and make it difficult if not impossible to move.

Now, at the very least, you should have “just — another — email — address” registered at Gmail and use it externally. You can forward “just — another — email — address” to “my — supposedly — freeeee — isp — email — address”. You can use IMAP or POP to do the forward. And, GMAIL will filter spam better than anyone.

Do it my way and people, who have your email address, never lose you. Especially, the people, who got it from someone else and you don’t know. Do it yours and you’ve disappeared!

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[JR: Running Jasper Jottings all these years, it’s amazing how many people “get lost”. Argh! It’ll be better when MC pushes out @alum.manhattan.edu email addresses again. It’s gmail in disguise and has all the features of gmail. Wonder how many people will be confused by it?]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 31 2010 5:49 PM
* Updated: Sun, Jan 31 2010 11:00 PM

JFound: Mason, Nicole D. [MC2007] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://www.tracked.com/person/nicole_mason
Nicole D. Mason
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant: Fifth Street Capital LLC

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Dear John,

I believe that Nicole is a member of the Class of 2007.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mason, Nicole D. [MC2007]

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* Posted on: Sun, Jan 31 2010 5:54 PM

JBlogger: Jasper “Peadar Ban” [MC????MP????] blogs powerfully on Tebow

http://peadarroe.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/focus-on-this/

Focus On This!
January 31, 2010 · 3 Comments

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Sometimes, you know, my mind takes me to another place. That ever happen to you? Take this, for instance…

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I got the feeling from the way the story was written that the reporter thought the ad, well it wasn’t subtle enough, sophisticated enough and nuanced enough for, for all of the sophistications, nuances and subtleties involved in the issue of getting, or not getting born, nowadays.

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“What if what?” You’re saying. What if, instead of dueling ads and lawyers, and committees, and lobbyists, and marches eating up all that dough … ….”

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Jasper “Peadar Ban” [MC????MP????]

[JR: A beautiful well-wriiem post that has power and whimsy. Wish I could write like that! Maybe t could sell books like Patterson? I quoted enough to tease it. Read it and it changes you. And who is this Jasper “Peadar Ban” anyway? An injineer who took the Pioneer Pledge and started up writing??? Help? I’m stunned.]

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* Posted on: Mon, Feb 1 2010 9:11 AM

JNews: Jasper Esposito (MC2004) applies his talents

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/201001/milton_esposito29.html

Mon, Feb 1, 2010

Esposito’s Woodworking offers cabinets, custom designs
Milton business is keen on green
By Kevin Spence

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Attracted by the growth of the area, Anthony Esposito moved from New Jersey to apply his talents as a master craftsman for Cape Region homes. Esposito, 28, moved to Milton into his family’s Creek Falls Farm home – the site known as the old Hudson farm – where out back, he turned a former farm building into a woodworking studio.

In 2004, Esposito graduated from Manhattan College with an engineering degree complementing his woodworking skills, but, while in college, he also picked up the carpentry trade. He specializes in cabinet installation and finishing, which makes good use of his engineering skills.

“Finish carpentry and cabinets go hand-in-hand,” he said. “But kitchens and built-in cabinets – that’s my niche.”

He also makes custom-made furniture, including tiled desks, engraved wine tables and tack trunks.

{Extraneous Deleted}

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Jasper Esposito (MC2004)

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* Posted on: Mon, Feb 1 2010 10:22 AM

JFound: Irene, Eugene A. [MC1963] online CV

http://imageserve.chem.unc.edu/resources/pdf_files/irene_cv.pdf

EUGENE A. IRENE

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Irene, Eugene A. [MC1963]

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* Posted on: Mon, Feb 1 2010 6:12 PM

JObit: White, Frank R. Jr. [MC1954 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/DailyNewsTribune/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=139277693

Frank R. White Jr.

Frank R. White, Jr., 77, of Harrison died January 30, 2010 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway.

Born in Waltham, Mass. on June 5, 1932, the son of the late Francis and Elizabeth Keating White, Frank was a native of Waltham and in his early years worked for his father and with his two brothers, Jimmy and David, for the family-owned business, Whites Garage. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1950, Frank graduated in 1954 suma cum laude from Manhattan College in New York. Frank briefly served as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1956. After graduating from Manhattan College, Frank worked his entire career for the New York Telephone/ NYNEX Corporation, rising over the years to hold various executive level positions.

While living in Westchester County, N.Y., Frank was a volunteer with the East Chester, N.Y. fire patrol. Frank and his wife, Iris, raised their two daughters, Elizabeth and Kathleen, in Glen Rock, N.J. where they lived from 1964-1992. He was active in the community and was a member of the Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department. In 1992 Frank and Iris retired to Harrison. While living in Harrison, Frank was again active in the community as a member of Lions Club, the Appeals Board for the Town of Harrison, the Christmas in Harrison Committee, the Old Home Days Committee and The Long Lake Water Level Committee.

Frank grew up playing baseball and was a big Boston sports fan, but his favorite team was the New York Football Giants as he was a season-ticket holder for over 50 years.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Iris Weale White of Harrison; two sons, Francis R. White III of New Orleans, La. and William F. White of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Elizabeth E. Welch and Kathleen M. Keliher, both of Hingham, Mass.; one sister, Paula W. McLaughlin of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, Randy, Ryan, Kathleen, Danny, Matthew, Justin, James, Brendan, Meghan, Molly, Liam, Connor and Caitlin, and many loving nieces and nephews, especially Carolyn and Peter Lancia of Portland. He was predeceased by one son, John Weston White, two brothers, David and James, and one granddaughter, Melanie.

Visitation will be held at the Raymond Wentworth funeral home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton on Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 5-7 p.m.with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials in Frank’s memory are suggested to the Harrison Lions Club, P.O. Box 56, Harrison, ME 04040 Attn: Matt Frank. Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.andrewsgreanleaf.com.

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White, Frank R. Jr. [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/y85ne8m

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* Posted on: Tue, Feb 2 2010 6:39 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JFound: Lauria, D. [MC1956] at UNC

http://www.sph.unc.edu/?option=com_profiles&Itemid=1891&profileAction=ProfDetail&pid=701518112

Lauria, D. [MC1956]
Professor
Environmental Sciences & Engineering

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* Posted on: Tue, Feb 2 2010 6:19 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JFound: Jasper Brian (MC2010)

http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/UserProfile/234582-280/c

Brian

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Location: Bronx, New York, United States

Area of Focus: Children and Youth, Community Service and Volunteering, Crime, Safety, and Victims’ Issues, Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Trans Issues, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Media and Journalism, Poverty and Hunger, Race and Ethnicity, Recovery, Addiction and Abuse, Victim Support Services, Women’s Issues

Description:

I am a senior at Manhattan College majoring in Corp. Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations. I also have a minor in Business. This May (2010) I will graduate with a B.A. in Communications and am currently reviewing employment options. Professionally I am considering work in the fashion, music, and entertainment industries, but am equally interested in contributing my expertise of communications/PR to jobs related to human rights and civil liberties.

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Jasper Brian (MC2010)

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* Posted on: Tue, Feb 2 2010 6:43 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JHQ: “A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago” 2/11 PM

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/020210_1.shtml

February 2, 2010

Local Author To Discuss His New Memoir At Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Author Joel Chasnoff will deliver a lecture at Manhattan College on Thursday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m. Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries. He has had his writings featured in The Idiots Guide to Jokes and The Big Book of Jewish Humor: 25th Anniversary Edition. Chasnoff will speak on his experiences as an American serving in the Israeli army in Lebanon, which is the subject of his new book, The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah, (Simon and Schuster) out this month. The event will be held in the Scala Academy Room, Leo Hall, Room 215.

Following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Chasnoff, a Riverdale resident, moved to Israel and volunteered for a combat unit of the Israeli army. As a member of the 188th Armored Brigade, Chasnoff was voted Outstanding Soldier of the Company and deployed to Lebanon for a tour of duty against Hezbollah. The 188th Crybaby Brigade is Chasnoff’s humorous memoir about his year in the Israeli military.

Copies of The 188th Crybaby Brigade will be on sale at the event and a portion of all proceeds from its sales will be donated to Chasnoff’s charitable foundation, Project Elijah.

For more information on this event, please contact pamela.chasek@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7248.

Members of the media who would like to cover the event should call Lydia Gray at (718) 862-7993 or e-mail lydia.gray@manhattan.edu. Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line 1.

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 8:11 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JFound: Frechette, Nicole [MC2006] sings 2/21 in CT

http://nicolefrechette.com/nf/?p=192

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[JR: As an old Judy Collins fan, I have support any Jasper. The fact that she’s young, and blonde and a girl has nothing to do with it. I hope the CT Jaspers would come out in support. Call it your Jasper Jottings subscription fee!]

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Dear John,

I believe that Nicole is a member of the Class of 2006.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 8:59 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JObit: Andresen, Sr. Joan Teresa Haley [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=139315144

Joan T. ANDRESEN

ANDRESEN, Joan T.

Joan Teresa (Haley) Andresen, 84, died Monday, (February 1, 2010) at Bolster Heights Residential Care.

She was born in Lewiston, ME on Jan. 23, 1926, daughter of Walter Edward and Elizabeth (Cronin) Haley. She was an honors graduate of Lewiston High School in 1943. She attended Notre Dame College of Staten Island, NY, now St. John’s University. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Manhattan College of Riverdale and Fordham University, Sisters’ Divisions.

She taught for 23 years as a member of the Sisters of the Congregation de Notre Dame de Montreal, P.Q., Canada in schools in New York and Connecticut. During that time she received her Master’s Degree from Columbia University, School of Library Service and pursued further graduate studies at Fordham University, Catholic University of Ponce, Puerto Rico and Middlebury College School of Spanish. Since 1967 she served eight years as Children’s Librarian, then 14 years as Assistant Reference Librarian and Circulation Supervisor at the Noah Webster Public Library in West Hartford, CT. She retired in 1988 but remained in Hartford for another 14 years; then after 35 years in Hartford she returned to Maine in 2002. She was a former member of the American Library Association, the Connecticut Library Association, the Pilot Club of Hartford and Call to Action for Catholic Renewal. She was a lifelong animal lover.

She is survived by her sister, Kathleen Elizabeth Gagnier, of Lewiston; a cousin, Leo Papineau and his wife Rita of Minneapolis, MN; a niece, Joan Tucker and her husband Thomas of Fall River, MA and Summerville, SC; three nephews, Gregory Gagnier and his wife Diane, Stephen Gagnier and Thomas Gagnier all of Lewiston, ME. Funeral Mass Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Interment in the spring at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dostie Funeral Home, 2151 Lisbon Rd., Lewiston. Online condolences may be shared by visiting http://www.dostiefuneralhome.com. 207-782-8221.

Published in Hartford Courant on February 3, 2010

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Andresen, Sr. Joan Teresa Haley [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/y8gyree

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 2:24 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JHQ: Honor Brother Robert Berger Friday 2/5

Jaspers to Honor Brother Robert Berger during Basketball Doubleheader
Manhattan to Send Vice President of Student Life off in Style at Halftime of Men’s ESPNU Game

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan Athletic Department in conjunction with Student Government will honor Vice President for Student Life Brother Robert Berger F.S.C. Friday for over 20 years of service to the College during the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. Brother Robert will step down from his position as Vice President of Student Life at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year concentrating as a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department. Fans, students and alumni are encouraged to come out to Draddy Gymnasium to help send Brother Robert off in style with a special ceremony during the Jaspers ESPNU televised contest versus Marist at 9 p.m. The first 1,000 students through the turnstiles will receive a commemorative Brother Robert souvenir.

The eventful evening kicks off at 6 p.m. when the Lady Jaspers host upstate MAAC rival Siena, which is currently locked in a third place tie with Manhattan. The women’s game will feature a ‘Commuter Night’ theme as Manhattan students will have the opportunity to win a meal plan and parking space on campus. Following the game, the Lady Jaspers will host an Alumni Reception in the Faculty Dinning Room from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission to the reception is $10 and attendees are required to RSVP via email to Deborah.Gregory@manhattan.edu or by phone 718-862-7223.

There will be a formal presentation halftime of the nationally televised men’s game versus the Red Foxes to show appreciation to Brother Robert for his dedicated service to Manhattan College and its students. Also during the game, selected students will have the opportunity to sink a half court shot to win either a car or a semester of books.

Brother Robert returned to Manhattan College in 1988, fifteen years after he had received his undergraduate degree from the College. During this time, Brother Robert taught mathematics and religion at several secondary schools. He also served as the assistant chaplain at the Aquinas Institute of Princeton University (1985-88). During his time at Manhattan, Brother Robert received a Fullbright Memorial Scholarship to study the educational system in Japan. He spent the 1998-99 academic year abroad while on sabbatical from Manhattan. Brother Robert also received the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award from Manhattan College for the 1993-94 academic year. Brother Robert has served as the Vice President of Student Life and Associate Professor of Religious Studies since 1997.

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[JR: Can you tell when?]

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Dear John,

The event is this Friday night, Feb 5

>Jaspers to Honor Brother Robert Berger during Basketball Doubleheader
> Manhattan to Send Vice President of Student Life off in Style at Halftime of Men’s ESPNU Game

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. BUT tell the truth, you didn’t find that in the announcement?]

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 3:28 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JFound: Lachiewicz, Paul F. [MC1973] Prof Orthopaedics; UNC

http://www.med.unc.edu/ortho/faculty/lachiewicz

Paul F. Lachiewicz, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics
Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education
* BS: Manhattan College
* MD: Cornell University
* Internship, Asst. Residency: University of Minnesota
* Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery
* Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery

Selected Honors, Awards, and Recognitions
* T. Campbell Thompson Prize for proficiency in orthopaedic surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
* Philip D. Wilson Award, Hospital for Special Surgery
* Associate Editor, Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association
* Reviewer, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research

Clinical Interests
* Adult reconstructive surgery

Research Interests
* All aspects of total hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery
* new techniques for total hip and knee revision surgery

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Lachiewicz, Paul F. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the class of 1973.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lachiewicz, Paul F. [MC1973]

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 6:23 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JNews: Untalan, Edward G. [MC1984] bank SVP on Guam

http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?cat=5&newsID=96948

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
FHB announces 8 SVP promotions

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HONOLULU, Hawaii-First Hawaiian Bank chairman and chief executive officer Don Horner announced yesterday the promotion of the following eight bank officers to senior vice president:

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Edward G. Untalan to senior vice president and banking center manager, Maite Banking Center from vice president and manger, Maite Banking Center on Guam

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Untalan has over 22 years of banking and finance experience and joined First Hawaiian in 2004 as an assistant vice president and team leader, Maite Banking Center. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations in the Maite Banking Center and serves in the capacity of senior lender under the regional manager. He is a graduate of Father Duenas Memorial High School in Guam and has a bachelor’s and an MBA degree from Manhattan College in New York. He also is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle.

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First Hawaiian Bank (fhb.com) with assets of $13.7 billion was founded in 1858 and is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. It has 58 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two on Saipan. It is a subsidiary of BancWest Corporation (www.bancwestcorp.com), a financial holding company.

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Untalan, Edward G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1984.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Untalan, Edward G. [MC1984]

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 4 2010 6:49 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 10:23 PM

MFound: “100 more reasons …”; a new inet meme

http://www.peterrobertcasey.com/2010/02/100-more-reasons-to-love-game-of.html

100 more reasons to love the game of basketball

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

100 more reasons to love the game of basketball

Just in case 150 reasons weren’t enough, I’ll leave you with 100 more. The guy above tried to come up with 251, but his time ran out.

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54) They Call Me Coach, by John Wooden

55) Kevin Laue earns a scholarship to Manhattan College

56) Gunnin’ for that Number 1 Spot

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[JR: Smiling at the fact MC made the list, I’d suggest the “Exposing of the infamous point shaving scandal” as more significant. But the authors are probably too young. This will probably spark a new inet meme — aka or called: a fad or a craze, in your era; us youthful hipsters use meme now Pops!– with everyone doing “100 more reasons to”. Start working on the MC list; we don’t want to be left out or be considered old f … … fogies!]

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 4 2010 8:29 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JOY: Esposito, Anthony (MC2004)

http://www.northjersey.com/community/announcements/83515492_Sara_Holland___Anthony_Esposito.html

Sara Holland & Anthony Esposito
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Last updated: Thursday February 4, 2010, 1:20 AM
Northern Valley Suburbanite

Old Tappan – Donna and Michael Holland of North Kingston, R.I., formerly of Medfield, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara to Anthony Esposito, son of Marcia and Tony Esposito of Milton, Del., formerly of Old Tappan.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of J. H. Rose High School in Greenville, N.C. and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2005. She works as an engineer at Element Design Group in Lewes, Del.

The groom-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2004 from Manhattan College of Engineering. Anthony is the owner of Esposito’s Woodworking and Construction, LLC in Milton, Del.

The couple is planning a fall 2010 wedding.

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Esposito, Anthony (MC2004)

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 4 2010 8:40 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JUpdate: Au, Jeffrey (MC2006)

Jeffrey Au
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
New York, NY 10001

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Au, Jeffrey (MC2006)

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 4 2010 9:39 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

CARTOON: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) and the canary

John: Here are a few more cartoons, produced in collaboration with my friend Lonnie Mussell, of Stockbridge, Georgia. I like the “canary” cartoon the best. Interestingly, both Lonnie and my other recent collaborator, Fred Rodriguez, are independent businessman from Georgia, and both in the construction business. Small businesses, as you well know, are the main source of new jobs in the American economy, and small businessmen seem to be the group who are most frightened by Obama’s economic policies. (Lonnie also is very actively involved with supporting a mission for orphans in Kenya, so he’s someone with a good heart as well as a businessman.) I’ll be back in touch by next week. I should have a few more cartoons by then. Thanks, Jerry Breen Jasper ‘71

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Breen, Jerry (MC1971)

[JR: My favorite is the “glue factory”. But I wouldn’t ignore that some “big gooferment” “republican” RINOs might be axed as well! Good job on the ‘toons. Makes me laff! like te old Jasperman days.

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 4 2010 3:16 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JHQ: Manhattan Monthly

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2010_02/index.html

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 4 2010 4:14 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Child sees a positive result on the horizon

“The leukemia team told us definitively that {Privacy Shield Invoked}’s last day of chemo will be in early MARCH!!”

[JR: All hands, let’s pray this child home!]

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* Posted on: Thu, Feb 4 2010 7:04 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JFound: Mangan, Thomas [MC1966]

http://rishabh86.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/thomas-mangans-profile/

Thomas Mangan’s Profile
By rishabh86

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Thomas Mangan’s Summary
Current Company: TJM Technical Writing
Work Area: Technology & Computers
Total Work Experience: 10

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Thomas Mangan’s Education
College
Manhattan College
BA 1962-1966

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Mangan, Thomas [MC1966]

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 5 2010 8:45 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JHQ: Traditional Ethiopian Folk Art

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/020410_1.shtml

February 4, 2010

Exhibition Of Early 20th-Century Traditional Ethiopian Folk Art At Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Thirteen pieces of traditional Ethiopian folk art by the artist W.F. Mamo are on display from now until June in the Lobby of Manhattan College’s O’Malley Library. This exhibition, which is open all day, is open to the public and is possible thanks to the generous gift of Arbab Ghatak, who donated nineteen pieces of early twentieth-century traditional Ethiopian folk art to Manhattan College.

Ethiopia has been a Christian country since the fourth century, thus Ethiopian culture is closely tied to Christianity and has a rich and varied tradition of religious art. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, however, European travelers to Ethiopia created an interest in nonreligious art.

The paintings displayed at Manhattan College, which are on cotton duck canvas, depict such scenes and people as Ethiopian royal celebration, the meeting of Queen Makeda of Sheba with King Soloman, simple village life, St. Tekle Haimanot, St. George slaying the dragon, and pilgrims going in reed boats to visit the Ark of the Covenant.

Manhattan College Junior, Abraham Asfaw, provided translation of the Amharic in each of these paintings. His translations supply viewers with the stories contained within the paintings.

A selection of photographs and memorabilia from the Christian Brothers’ mission in Ethiopia will also be on display.

For more information on this event, please contact sandra.emmerson@manhattan.edu or call (718)862-7329.

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 5 2010 9:51 AM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:00 PM

JFound: Waltz, John G. [MC1959] PM Kipcon

http://www.njand.com/news/business.php/2010/02/03/john_waltz_pe_joins_the_kipcon_team

John Waltz, PE Joins the Kipcon Team By Betsy Kraat

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NORTH BRUNSWICK—Kipcon Inc. recently welcomed John G. Waltz, PE as a new project manager.

A Professional Engineer in both New Jersey and New York, Waltz has extensive capabilities in engineering design, construction and troubleshooting for commercial and residential buildings. He graduated from Rutgers, has an Associate in Applied Science degree in Civil Technology from the State University of New York and a Bachelors of Engineering degree from Manhattan College. Having worked in the industry for almost 25 years, he brings both expertise and experience to Kipcon.

Waltz specializes in wastewater treatment, pumping, piping and septic system design.

Kipcon, Inc. http://www.kipcon.com

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Waltz, John G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1959.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Waltz, John G. [MC1959]

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 5 2010 11:58 AM
* Updated: Sat, Feb 6 2010 9:12 PM

JObit: Bierfeldt, Gerard M. “Jerry” [MC1972 RIP] by O’Sullivan, Neil T. (MC1990)

From: O’Sullivan, Neil T. (MC1990)
Date: February 5, 2010 11:10:29 AM EST
Subject: hi

Hi John,

I am going to forward you a death notice of a Jasper I knew. Not sure of his grad date. Neil OS

[JR: Great work. This one slipped under the radar completely. Have to think about adding a search of the “memorial” site. Since the obit never mentioned MC. Thanks.]

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Gerard “Jerry” Bierfeldt

EAST FISHKILL – Gerard “Jerry” Bierfeldt of East Fishkill, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City, surrounded by his loving family. He was 59. Jerry was born in the Bronx, NY on October 28, 1950 and was one of four children born to Jack and Joan Bierfeldt.

His love, care, and generous spirit served as an example to everyone he came across. On June 24, 1979 he married Janet Milani and together had three wonderful children. Jerry was an avid golfer who enjoyed sports, reading, and spending time with his family. His favorite athlete was Arnold Palmer. He was described by his brother Jimmy as a man who “had what he wanted and wanted what he had.” Jerry Bierfeldt was content with what the Lord had provided him, a loving family who looked up to him and to whom he could devote his time. His wife recalls he would have been happy with a steak or a hot dog, just so long as his children had enough to eat. He had a long career in the Social Security Administration, first in the Bronx, New York from 74-82, then at the Appeals Council in Arlington, Virginia until 1988 and then in White Plains, New York until 2010. Jerry was a dedicated and hard-worker in every task he undertook, whether in the office or at home.

His wife and children will affectionately remember him for his caring spirit, his positive attitude, and his collection of quirks. The stories used to describe Jerry Bierfeldt’s life would span a number of pages. Growing up as a supermarket cashier, he once received a counterfeit bill and was told by his supervisor to give it back to someone as change. Feeling unable to give the bill to an unsuspecting customer, he eventually reached into his own pocket and paid to make up the discrepancy in the cash drawer.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janet Bierfeldt; his three children Steven, Kristen, and Kevin; his mother, Joan Bierfeldt; his sister, Peggy Bierfeldt; his brother, James Bierfeldt; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, John Bierfeldt on April 4, 2009. I

n lieu of flowers, it was Jerry’s wish to have donations made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50. Memphis, TN 38101. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Jct, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Jct. at 10am on Wednesday, February 3. To send condolences or relate the impact Jerry Bierfeldt had on your life, please visit the family’s online guestbook at http://www.MemorialWebsites. Legacy.com/GerardBierfeldt.

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http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/gerardbierfeldt/Homepage.aspx

Full Name: Gerard M. “Jerry” Bierfeldt
Date of Birth: October 28, 1950
Date of Death: January 30, 2010
Country of Birth: United States
Place of Birth: Bronx, NY
Place of Death: New York, NY

Biography: Jerry was born to Joan and John Bierfeldt on October 28, 1950 in the Bronx. He attended St. Benedict’s Elementary School, Cardinal Spellman High School, and Manhattan College. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He began working for the Social Security Administration in 1974 where he met his soon to be wife Janet. He and Janet were married on June 24, 1979 and they had three children: Steven, Kristen, and Kevin. He loved to play golf, watch game shows, decorate the house during the Christmas season, and enjoy his family.

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Bierfeldt, Gerard M. “Jerry” [MC1972 RIP]

Guestbook: http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/gerardbierfeldt/Homepage.aspx

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O’Sullivan, Neil T. (MC1990)>> His brother btw John who passed away last April, he was also a Jasper, class of ‘71

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 5 2010 12:35 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 6:47 PM

JHQ: Feeney, Grace (MCstf) retires by Laruccia, Steve (MC1967)

Good afternoon, John,

This might be something good for Jaspers Jottings.

Take care,
Steve Laruccia ‘67

[JR: Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated.]

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Feeney, Grace (MCstf)

[JR: Grace has been a help to students and alumni for a long long time. I wish her all the best. She’s one of those “jewels” that MC the forge of great Jaspers. I’ll miss her ]

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Dear John,

Here is the announcement for Grace Feeney’s retirement celebration. Grace served the Alumni in the Alumni Office for 38 years. She was the one who was always ready to answer our questions, take our reservations (even if they were late) with a smile in her voice. She will be missed!

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 5 2010 12:57 PM
* Updated: Fri, Feb 5 2010 10:23 PM

JFound: Frail, Robert J. (MC1971) Centenary College Prof

http://www.centenarycollege.edu/faculty/frail/default.htm

Robert J. Frail, Ph.D.
Director of International Studies
Associate Professor of English & French
Department of English & Communication

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Frail, Robert J. (MC????)

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Frail, Robert J. (MC1971)

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* Posted on: Fri, Feb 5 2010 8:18 PM
* Updated: Sat, Feb 6 2010 9:12 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) at Brother Robert’s game

Dear John,

Both the Women and the Men won their games handily tonight. The turnout by the students was very good. I can see where the TV shots might show a number of empty seats, but the ends under the baskets were full. The halftime tribute to Brother Robert was very touching and heartfelt. Fans were give fan like devices that had Brother Roberts face on them. A great idea. The reception was not that well attended but was very nice. We should have more of them.

Best,
Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated for the report. Perhaps due to the short trigger — the event was last minute from my POV — it might have been better attended by alums. Although that’s making excuses a little. Like the weather. Like the short notice. Like the stars didn’t align. Hard to explain the attendance at times.]

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* Posted on: Sat, Feb 6 2010 5:19 AM

JNews: Herzman, Ronald [MC????] co-director of the Edgar Fellows program

http://media.www.thelamron.com/media/storage/paper1150/news/2010/02/04/News/Humanities.I.To.Be.Offered.In.Nyc-3865203.shtml

Humanities I to be offered in NYC
Rachel Bernstein
Issue date: 2/4/10 Section: News

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The program intends to provide students with an experience akin to studying abroad at a more affordable price. Ronald Herzman, English professor and co-director of the Edgar Fellows program, helped initiate the opportunity and said he is passionate about what it will entail for participants.

“It’s kind of odd that nobody had thought of this before,” he said. “This program will give us the opportunity to explore New York City intensively. New York City is a great place to have an adventure.”

Students who live in the metropolitan New York City area will be able to commute from home if they choose; others will have the opportunity to live in the dormitories of Manhattan College, a residential campus which connects to the city by train.

Herzman graduated from Manhattan College and said he is friends with the current dean of the college. “It is the perfect suburban campus, located right near Manhattan,” he said.

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Herzman, Ronald [MC????]

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* Posted on: Sat, Feb 6 2010 8:57 AM

JObit: Jennings, Joseph A. [MC1951 RIP]

http://www.larchmontgazette.com/obits/joseph-a-jennings/

Joseph A. Jennings

Obituary Editor, posted on February 6, 2010

Joseph A Jennings, a longtime Larchmont resident, died peacefully on February 4, 2010. He was born in 1925 to Joseph and Gertrude Walker Jennings. Joe was raised in the Bronx and graduated from Fordham Preparatory School in 1944.

He served in the US Navy in World War II. Upon his return from the war Joe graduated from Manhattan College and Fordham Law School. He joined C.F. Childs and Company and became a partner. He joined Eastman Dillon Union Securities and was made partner in 1966. He worked for RMJ Securities for several years and he joined Bear Stearns and Co in 1976 as a limited partner. Joe remained with Bear Stearns in a successful fixed income securities career until his retirement in 1999. Joe was a parishioner of Sts. John and Paul Church and a member of Winged Foot Golf Club and served as Club Secretary for several years.

Joe is survived by two children, Michael (Debbi) of Larchmont, NY and Anthony (Dawn) and three grandchildren Charlotte, Claudia and Sydney. Joe is also survived by his sister, Gertrude Jennings Gunset of Manhattan NY and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Jennings was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Helen Jennings and his daughter, Ellen Jennings.

A wake will be held at Fox Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb 7, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be held at Sts. John & Paul Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont on Monday, February 8th at 10:00 A.M. John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 2080 Boston Post Road Larchmont, NY 10538 (914) 834-0144 http://www.jjffh.com

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Jennings, Joseph A. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jennings, Joseph A. [MC1951 RIP]

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* Posted on: Sat, Feb 6 2010 3:55 PM
* Updated: Sat, Feb 6 2010 9:12 PM

Comment on JHQ: Honor Brother Robert Berger Friday 2/5

By John Butz

Brother Robert … Good Man … He moved into Jasper 401 the year after Brother “O” retired… my buddies lived in Jasper 501 … Can’t tell you how many times Brother Robert walked up that 1 flight of stairs to knock on the 501 door …

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Butz, John J. (MC1989)

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 6:17 PM
* Updated: Sat, Feb 6 2010 6:18 PM

Comment on JObit: Finn, Elizabeth Ann [MC1975 RIP]

By Mel

I’ve known Betty for 7 years, we were close, in fact she was my only confidant. I knew Betty as a high schooler at Plainfield High, her and I became close there and since then she had been an extremely important person in my life. I often visited her in New York and Rhode Island, she came to my college graduation, and sent me flowers and cards every birthday without fail. I’ve been trying to reach her as the last time we spoke was in October, I just found out the news when I tried calling her again and her phone was disconnected. I cannot tell you how much she will be missed in my life, and I am hoping to find out here where she is buried. Please, if anyone has any information please email me at melissa . camacho  @  ymail . com or leave a post here.

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 9:44 PM

Comment on JFound: Umana, John [MC1969] remembers the Beatles

By Ave

I remember when you played your guitar for me, strumming and singing the Beatles songs at Manhattan College & the boat ride on the lake up there~ You sounded real good & were quite the gentleman. Then you went off to AnnArbor to finish school~ Always knew you’d be a success :) Glad it all turned out right for you!!

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* Posted on: Wed, Feb 3 2010 10:57 PM

ENDNOTE: Priests blogging?

http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/01/pope-priests-should-blog-tweet-the-gospel-too.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

Pope: priests should blog, tweet the gospel too
By Jacqui Cheng | Last updated January 25, 2010 1:28 PM

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Priests blogging! Cardinals on Facebook! Dogs and cats living together! No, it’s not the mass hysteria out of an 80s sci-fi movie: Pope Benedict XVI urged priests over the weekend to use as many tools as possible to communicate with people, which includes the Internet and—yes—blogging. The Pope, who has been a bit of an Internet cudmudgeon, acknowledged that “the larger digital world represents a great resource for humanity” and said priests should take advantage of the tool before they become outdated.

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[JR: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen must be rolling over. The Church has failed to use the media to inspire the faithful and not so faithful. Worse they ceded the “playing field” to the Secular Progressives. Sigh, when will everyone take the new technologies seriously.]

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

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