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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44 – 2010 Oct 31

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44 – 2010 Oct 31

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/jj2010W44.html

 

INDEX

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Oct 24, 2010

POSITRACTION: Pro-Life Leader threatened

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=39498&page=1

Ohio Democrat Threatens Pro-Life Leader with Jail
by Connie Hair
10/20/2010

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I’m Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization.

Congressman Steve Driehaus is threatening my organization with a criminal statute in a desperate attempt to silence us.

Steve Driehaus doesn’t want you to know the truth … … but you deserve to hear it.

Steve Driehaus voted for taxpayer funding of abortion when he cast his vote for the health care reform bill.

Every major pro-life group in the country agrees that the health care reform bill allows for taxpayer funding of abortion , including National Right to Life, Americans United for Life, Ohio Right to Life, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

We will not be silenced or intimidated.

Driehaus voted for taxpayer funding of abortion.

And that vote has consequences.

Paid for by the Susan B. Anthony List, which is responsible for the content of this advertisement. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. sba-list.org.

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[JR: Clearly the D’s are running from their votes. Not that the R’s are much better. That any legislator can attempt to stifle free speech is scary. I’d say that if it was either side of this terrible horrifying genocide. Everyone deserves to speak their mind. No matter how looney. We need ideas out in the open. Just as clearly, this will be a momentous election. I hope all Jaspers do their duty as they see it. Whatever that duty is.]

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Oct 24, 2010

JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) finds an inspirational military story

This is an incredible testament to the medics and the transporters. In this time when our president and others apologize for America, this makes me proud to be an American and not for the first time like Michelle Obama. Would I have done the same thing in their position. I’d like to think I would have but one never knows until the rubber meets the road.

Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

[JR: You have to admire a fellow, or gal, with bowling balls for stones. Greater love hath. Personally, I’m a fan of Ron Paul’s strategy. Get on the first thing smoking coming in this direction. “We, The People” need to “help” our politicians understand that our Army stops at the coast or border. We forget this at the peril of a lot of good women and men, or boys and girls. Argh!]

—– Original Message —–

From: Phil Steinacker
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:34 AM
Subject: Praise God for this Miracle of Courage!

Live RPG removed from soldier http://goo.gl/fS2B

Spc. Channing Moss was impaled with a piece of live ordinance. The medical people could have followed protocol and let him die, but they saw the value of one human life and knew there was only one choice.

What a miracle story! Get out the tissues and say a prayer of thanksgiving.

Forward it – if you’ve a mind to do so.

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Oct 24, 2010

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) about the right to organize

Dear Fjohn,

It is amazing to me to see how often Catholic institutions work hard to deny workers their right to organize. I am not a big union fan (when I worked for CUNY and SUNY, many years ago – I opted to pay an “agency shop” fee rather than be compelled to join a union) but a clear teaching from Pope Leo’s encyclical “Rerum Novarum” is that workers should be free to join unions if they choose. It is disappointing to see that alma mater would go to the trouble and expense of hiring a special counsel to fight the simple attempt to organize.

mike toner
BEE ‘72
Buffalo, NY

[JR: I’m not an encyclical kinda guy. Us fat old white guy injineers get headaches when we read all them fancy words with no formulas or numbers. But, I just smell a Secular Progressive “rat”. My question is ‘why is a union needed’?]

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Oct 25, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Ramirez, Michael [MC1998] SrSalesRep/Mgr at Merial Animal Health

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-ramirez/7/a89/271

Ramirez, Michael [MC????]
Senior Sales Representative/Territory Manager at Merial Animal Health
Austin, Texas Area
Veterinary

Summary: Over 12 years of experience in field sales. A consistent top performer in the Animal Health Industry.

Specialties: Currently marketing and selling Animal Health Pharmaceuticals to Veterinarians in Austin, Texas

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Hi John,

I believe Michael Ramirez is a member of the class of 1998.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Ramirez, Michael [MC1998]

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Oct 25, 2010

JEMAIL: Mawn, Joseph (MC1963) cites Brother Brian Carty article

Great article on Brian Carty and the De La Salle School

Mawn, Joseph (MC1963)

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http://goo.gl/d5N7

N.Y. / REGION | October 25, 2010
Tough as Nails, but Always Ready for a Bearhug
By JENNY ANDERSON

Strict but always ready for a hug, Brother Brian Carty, founder of a highly regarded private middle school in Manhattan, holds his students to rigorous academic and personal standards.

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[JR: Interesting. A heroic effort in the face of problems at all levels.]

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Dear John,

Today’s NY Times has an article on the School that Br. Brian Carty, FSC runs in Manhattan. He is an interesting person. He was at one time assigned to Lincoln Hall up in Lincolndale, Westchester County.

A few years back he spoke at our Manhattan College and Businesmen’s Retreat.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Sorry to report, Mawn, Joseph (MC1963) got his paper early today, so you were scooped. But he didn’t mention the Jasper connection.]

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Oct 25, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Alvarez, Edwin [MC2002] Dir Imaging Tech at Maxwell Med Imaging

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/edwin-alvarez/6/47b/153

Alvarez, Edwin [MC2002]
Director of Imaging Technology at Maxwell Medical Imaging
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care

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Oct 25, 2010

JNEWS: Stone, Stephen [MC1989] VP Sales and Marketing Aleris International

http://goo.gl/6noA

Aleris Rolled Products North America Business Names Stephen Stone Vice President, Sales & Marketing

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Aleris International, Inc. named Stephen Stone vice president, Sales and Marketing of its Rolled Products North America business, effective today. Stone will lead all sales and marketing activities for aluminum rolled products, including mill-finish, coated and tread sheets, foil and plate for the automotive, building and construction, transportation, packaging, industrial products and distribution industries.

Stone joins Aleris from Cytec Industries, Inc., where he served most recently as vice president for the company’s High Performance Industrial Materials, Performance Chemicals and Polymer Additive businesses, and as vice president of Sales and Customer Service for Cytec’s Performance Specialties Division. Stone joined Cytec in 1989 and also held positions in finance, project management and engineering, as well as additional management and sales roles.

“Steve’s global experience in running businesses is a great complement to his customer focus,” said Alan Dick, Aleris executive vice president and president, Rolled Products North America. “His background will serve us well as we work to achieve our growth goals.”

Stone holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College.

About Aleris

Aleris International, Inc. is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than 40 production facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.aleris.com.

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Stone, Stephen [MC????]

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John,

I believe that Stephen S. Stone is a member of the class of 1989.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Stone, Stephen [MC1989]

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Oct 26, 2010

JBLOGGER: Jasper “COMM209” [MC????] critical of MC’s offerings

http://goo.gl/nBuR

Monday, October 25, 2010
Missing Three Credits? Expect to Stay in School Another Three Months

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Out of the eighteen courses that are required among the Advertising, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Public Relations concentrations in order to graduate, only seven are offered next semester. In addition, out of the 300 required courses among students in the School of Arts, Business, Engineering and Science, and all of their concentrations, only 107 are offered.

Rich Baxter, a transfer student and Public Relations major, had been eager for the release of available courses, as he was anticipating graduating in the spring. “There are no communications courses,” he over-exaggerated that same day, clearly frustrated. “They don’t even have the classes I need to take before I graduate. As of now I’m stuck taking two electives.” Even though his eyes were hidden from behind studded shades, they were obviously being rolled.

His only hope to fulfill his requirements would be the school’s Winterim courses, which oddly enough have not been released yet.

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Besides lack of interest, technological inadequacies have made it impossible for students to register for some required classes.

Manhattan College’s ‘Self-Service’ program is hated among all undergraduates especially when the dreaded registration period rears it’s ugly head. On the days when registration is open, student’s set their alarms for the crack of dawn, where they then scramble to log onto the server and register for their desired classes before each is filled, if they’re lucky.

Without fail, each semester the server gets “overloaded” and students are unable to log in, helpless behind their computer screen as their courses fill up. Once the classes are filled its simply ‘tough luck’ for these students, who are then forced to take courses that are unnecessary just so they can fill their schedule.

For students facing the possibility of having to stay an extra semester at Manhattan College, there are very few options. Like Baxter, students may have to rely on winter courses to fulfill their requirements, or take courses at another college and transfer the credits (if Manhattan College will accept the other school’s credits).

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Jasper “COMM209″ [MC????]

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Oct 26, 2010

JOBIT: Ward, Malcolm [MC1935 RIP]

http://goo.gl/HPJ8

Malcolm Ward

Malcolm Ward, passed away at the Santa Fe Care Center, Sunday, October 24, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Robert Ward and Alexine Fourcade, on October 6, 1910, he was 100 years old. Malcolm received degrees in science from St. Mary’s University in Texas, Manhattan College in New York, and New Mexico Highlands University. He taught for 55 years with the Christian Brothers at St. Paul in Covington, Louisiana, College of Santa Fe, St. Michael’s High School, and Cathedral High School In El Paso, Texas. He was also a member of the College of Santa Fe Alumni and Friends of the Library.

He is survived by his wife Mary, brothers; John Ward of Danville, Virginia and Brother Thomas Ward FSC of New Orleans, Louisiana; sister-in-law: Joanne (John) Rink of Rio Rancho; and many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., at Berardinelli Family Chapel, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., at Cristo Rey Church, followed by Interment at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 984-8600

Published in El Paso Times from October 26 to October 28, 2010

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Ward, Malcolm [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/7XDE

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Dear John,

I show Malcolm as a member of the Class of 1935!

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Imagine the stories he could have told us? Lost! Argh, that’s why with cheap self-publishing and free websites, there’s no reason not to capture all these stories before it’s too late. Argh! I think this is the second oldest obit we’ve done.]

Ward, Malcolm [MC1935 RIP]

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Oct 27, 2010 (3 days ago)

JLINKEDIN: Kinatukara, Shibu [MC1995] MedDir at NY Foot+Ankle Surgery

http://goo.gl/X60q

Kinatukara, Shibu [MC1995]
Medical Director at NY Foot & Ankle Surgery
Greater New York City Area
Medical Practice

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Oct 27, 2010

JHQ: Manhattan College Alumni Building the Second Ave Subway 11/4

Manhattan College Alumni Building the Second Ave Subway
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010
Con Ed’s Auditorium at 4 Irving Place, 19th floor
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to invite alumni colleagues and friends to enjoy a social networking atmosphere and informative discussion. $50 per person includes refreshments. Registration has been extended to Tuesday, Nov. 2 (security mandates that all guests be preregistered). For more information and to register, please click here. http://goo.gl/WACb

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Oct 27, 2010

JOBIT: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports Newcomb, Mike [MC1952 RIP]

by Jasper John 68
Dear John,

I am saddened to Report that Mike Newcomb, 52 was buried on Monday October 26th from Saint Gabriel’s Church in Riverdale. The wake on Sunday was packed with friends and family from all parts of the Bronx and beyond. At the funeral a Marine Honor Guard was present as well as a large number members of the American Legion. Mike was a Past Commander of the Riverdale Post. Mike was a member, and an an officer, of many other organizations as well. He was an active member in the Alumni group that puts together the Annual Job Fair in Draddy that is reputed to be one of the best College Fairs in the Country. Of course he was no stranger to Draddy as he was an avid supporter of Jasper basketball.

At least two of his daughters are also Jaspers.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Newcomb, Mike [MC1952 RIP]

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Oct 27, 2010

JEMAIL: Martin, Margaret (MC1998) pediatric cancer research fundraiser

Hello all!

Heartfelt thanks to those of you who have left encouraging notes for Mike as the big day approaches! The NYC Marathon is 11 days away (AHHHH!) and he can definitely use the support. Training the second time around has been especially difficult – I guess that is what having 4 young kids and a demanding job will do to you – gets hard to “sneak” in a 20 mile run! :)

Caitlin is currently in remission (YAY) and returns to Sloan Kettering next Wednesday for bloodwork. Her next bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap will be in December. We pray for her continued health and good results! Yet again, Caitlin will be outside Sloan Kettering on Marathon Day to cheer for her daddy as he runs past the most remarkable cancer center treating her and her little friends! For those of you that follow Caitlin’s story on her CaringBridge site, Caitlin will also be cheering for her special friend Russell who used to volunteer in the pediatric playroom. We are humbled that he is also running with Fred’s Team in honor of Caitlin.

Sincerest thanks to those of you who have already donated to a cause so near and dear to our hearts! If you have been meaning to donate, there is still time!

http://goo.gl/PEkL

http://www.facebook.com/l/47a44u-ba-2kJoUUuLg7byqFGrg;mskcc.convio.net/site/TR/Events/Freds_Team?px=1758320&pg=personal&fr_id=1310

Every dollar counts!

With love and hope for a cure,
Mike, Margaret, Caitlin (6), Liam (4), Mary (2) and Anne Martin (~7 mos)

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Martin, Margaret (MC1998)

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Oct 27, 2010

TOTD: Petrovich, Carlos [MC????] on his ipod

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=170491172967282

Thought of the Day (Oct. 25th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:27

Manhattan College Track and Field runner Carlos Petrovich talks about what he’s listening to on his ipod.

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Petrovich, Carlos [MC????]

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Oct 27, 2010

TOTD: Gormley, Matt [MC????] favorite movie

http://goo.gl/O0lV

Thought of the Day (Oct. 26th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:30

Manhattan College Men’s Soccer player Matt Gormley discusses his favorite movie of all-time.

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Gormley, Matt [MC????]

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Oct 27, 2010

MFOUND: Prank on ‘Family Weeked’ twists some unmentionables

http://goo.gl/Gdwp

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Male Gentile Artwork Craze
Kayla Mancuso

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It’s Family Weekend at Manhattan, family and friends are overflowing the resident halls. Now imagine going to visit your loved one and seeing male gentile artwork everywhere. This was the case on the 7th floor of Horan Hall.

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Oct 27, 2010

MFOUND: The Manhattan College brand and better communicate the mission

http://goo.gl/egMM

Manhattan College has engaged the services of SME to evolve the Manhattan College brand and better communicate the mission to be more meaningful to all the constituents, prospective students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni and the national media.

The partnership includes market insights, benchmarking, an evolved brand identity (logo, look/feel), a new website and a new branding campaign for Manhattan College. It is expected that the new branding will be unveiled in the spring of 2011.

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[JR: OK. We’ll see.]

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Oct 27, 2010

JNEWS: Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973] National Geographic Society chairman

http://goo.gl/vUXy

A seismic shift at the Geographic
By Thomas Heath
The Washington Post
October 27, 2010

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The Grosvenors, a storied Washington family and heirs to Alexander Graham Bell, will conclude 122 consecutive years of stewardship over the National Geographic Society at the end of the year when Gilbert M. Grosvenor retires as chairman of the board of trustees.

Grosvenor, 79, announced his retirement before a standing-room-only crowd — fittingly — in the Grosvenor Auditorium at the Society’s headquarters, just a few blocks from the White House.

‘It’s time to go,’ said Grosvenor, reached at his farm near Warrenton. ‘I’ve done my thing. It’s time for other people to have their turn. I don’t think it’s proper for an institution like the Geographic Society, which is tied to adventure, science and exploration, to have a chairman approaching 80 years of age.’

He will be succeeded by Society President John M. Fahey, 58, who has held that position for 14 years.

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Fahey, John M. Jr. [MC1973]

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Oct 27, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Moret, Rafael Jr [MC1986] InfoTech and Services Professional

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rafael-moret-jr/16/b27/64a

Moret, Rafael Jr [MC1986]
Information Technology and Services Professional
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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Oct 29, 2010

JOBIT: Crotty, Thomas L. [MC1980 RIP]

http://goo.gl/vYB2

Thomas Crotty

LTC Thomas L. Crotty of San Antonio passed away on October 22, 2010 after a courageous battle with Leukemia.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 29, 1958 to Leo and Virginia Crotty. Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Manhattan College, Bronx, New York and received his Master of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

LTC Crotty enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1989 as an Infantryman, completed Officer Candidate School and was appointed Medical Service Corps Officer in 1990. He served as a Sniper, Platoon leader, Company Commander, Aide-de camp, S-3, Marksmanship Instructor and ARNG Future Plans officer. In his last assignment, LTC Crotty was the Senior Army National Guard Advisor to the Southern Regional Medical Command. He received a Bronze Star Medal for his service with the 45th Infantry Brigade during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan as an Embedded Training Team leader. In addition LTC Crotty received the Legion of Merit Award, Combat Medic Badge, Distinguished Member of the AMEDD Regiment, and two Meritorious Service Medals. He was an expert marksman and competed in numerous Army National Guard marksmanship competitions.

As a civilian, Tom served as a paramedic and police officer in Norman, Oklahoma, as a Recreation Supervisor and Parole Officer for the State of Oklahoma and as a civilian marksmanship instructor in Iraq.

He was an avid cyclist and was a driving force behind organizing the National Guard cycling club. Tom loved fly fishing, hunting and camping. Tom is a former member of Trinity Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma and is a current member of Journey Fellowship in San Antonio.

Tom was a faithful husband, loving father, and a servant of the Lord. He is preceded in death by his father, Leo Francis Crotty and his brother, Donald Crotty. He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Stephanie Crotty; children, Caitlyn, Taryn, and Teague Crotty; mother, Virginia Crotty; brothers, Chris Crotty and Jim Crotty; sister, Patricia Kiernan; numerous nieces, nephews, special friends, and other loving family members. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary.

SERVICE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2010 10:00 A.M. MAIN POST CHAPEL FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX
Graveside service with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Published in Express-News on October 28, 2010

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Crotty, Thomas L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/WlPA

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Hi John,

I believe Thomas L. Crotty is a member of the class of 1980.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Crotty, Thomas L. [MC1980 RIP]

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Oct 29, 2010

JOBIT: Ruwart, Sr. M. Fidelis [MC???? RIP]

http://goo.gl/mn7e

Sr. M. Fidelis Ruwart

SR. M. FIDELIS RUWART, SSND of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 345 Belden Hill Rd., Wilton, died on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Lourdes Health Center in her 92nd year.

Sister was born in Jefferson City, Mo. She was a teacher for more than 70 years and received her MA in Religious Education from Manhattan College and an MA in Spanish from Fordham University. She taught high school and was an administrator for more than 15 years serving in Puerto Rico and at St. Matthew’s, Virginia Beach, Va. Sister returned to Wilton in 1990 and assisted in various positions.

Survivors include a brother, Bill Ruwart of Bradenton, Fla.; a nephew, Garry Betzold and his wife, Diana of Sterling Heights, Mich.; a niece, Sue Burita of Arnold, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Sue Ruwart of San Francisco, Calif.; and many close friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the SSND Villa Chapel, Wilton with a Mass of Christian Burial. Bracken-Donovan-Spodnick, Bridgeport directing. Relative and friends invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Christian Wake Service will be Friday at 7 p.m. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bethel. Memorials in Sister’s memory may be made to SSND Mission Advancement Fund, Wilton, CT 06897.

Published in Connecticut Post on October 28, 2010

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Ruwart, Sr. M. Fidelis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/1iwj

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Oct 29, 2010

JNEWS: Malone, James P. [MC1968] Chief Nuclear Fuel Development Officer

http://goo.gl/6xGp

Lightbridge Corporation Appoints James P. Malone as Chief Nuclear Fuel Development Officer
Brings 40 Years of Nuclear Fuel Development and Commercialization Experience to Lightbridge; Will Lead Company’s Nuclear Fuel Development Activities
GlobeNewswire
updated 10/28/2010 7:46:03 AM ET 2010-10-28T11:46:03

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq:LTBR), the leading developer of non-proliferative nuclear fuel technology and provider of comprehensive advisory services for civil nuclear energy programs, today announced that James P. Malone has joined the Company as Chief Nuclear Fuel Development Officer. Mr. Malone will manage the Company’s day-to-day nuclear fuel design development efforts and will work closely with Lightbridge’s senior management team to advance the company’s proprietary fuel programs and bring added visibility with leading global nuclear interests.

In this role, Mr. Malone will develop strategies for the Company’s fuel technology development and commercialization, and work closely with Andrey Mushakov, EVP, International Nuclear Operations, to execute these strategies. Mr. Malone will also serve as the Company’s lead contact to nuclear fuel vendors and utilities.

“Jim will play an instrumental role in supporting our ongoing efforts to bring to commercialization our all-metal and thorium nuclear fuels,” said Seth Grae, CEO of Lightbridge. “Jim’s depth of nuclear fuel development experience, and work with leading utilities, is extensive and brings an added dynamic to our fuel design development team. We’re pleased that Jim has joined Lightbridge, and eager for him to apply his industry perspective with an eye on advancing our core capabilities.”

“I have known Seth and the Lightbridge management and advisory teams for many years. I’ve been impressed by the recent developments on the fuel design side of the business, including its work with all-metal nuclear fuel. The Company’s strong technological position, growth on the consulting side of the business, and strengthened presence as a leading voice and proponent of nuclear energy all were contributing factors to my joining Lightbridge,” added James Malone. “I look forward to getting to work and helping the Company move along the fuel design development process toward future commercialization.”

Mr. Malone brings to Lightbridge more than 40 years of experience in the development and commercialization of nuclear fuels. Before joining Lightbridge, he was Vice President, Nuclear Fuels at Exelon Generation Company, where he led the strategic direction and tactical guidance for the Company’s nuclear fuel cycle activities. In this role, he managed the procurement (uranium, conversion, enrichment, and fuel fabrication) for 17 operating nuclear reactors—PWRs and BWRs—and his expertise guided the management of spent fuel.

Prior to that, Mr. Malone served for ten years as vice president and senior consultant at NAC International, where he consulted on fuel reliability and the front and back ends of the nuclear fuel cycle, among other issues. Mr. Malone has also held positions at SWUCO and Yankee Atomic and began his career in the utility reactor core analysis section of the Nuclear Engineering Department of United Nuclear Corporation. Mr. Malone has also testified before the U.S. Senate on important international nuclear fuel and nuclear non-proliferation matters.

Mr. Malone holds a M.B.A. from Iona College and a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Manhattan College. He also is a member of the American Nuclear Society.

About Lightbridge Corporation

Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear energy company based in McLean, VA. with operations in Abu Dhabi, Moscow and London. The Company develops non-proliferative nuclear fuel technology and provides comprehensive advisory services for established and emerging nuclear programs based on a philosophy of transparency, non-proliferation, safety and operational excellence. Lightbridge’s breakthrough fuel technology is establishing new global standards for safe and clean nuclear power and leading the way towards a sustainable energy future. Lightbridge consultants provide integrated strategic advice and expertise across a range of disciplines including regulatory affairs, nuclear reactor procurement and deployment, reactor and fuel technology and international relations. It leverages those broad and integrated capabilities by offering their services to commercial entities and governments with a need to establish or expand nuclear industry capabilities and infrastructure.

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Malone, James P. [MC????]

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John,

I believe that James P. Malone is a member of the class of 1968.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. A fine year for Jasper injineers!]

Malone, James P. [MC1968]

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Oct 29, 2010

JNEWS: Weber, Harry [MC1982] Ramsey Borough Council

http://goo.gl/FZXq

Contest heated in Ramsey for one-year unexpired term
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
BY BARBARA BOUCICAUT
Ramsey Suburban News

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RAMSEY — Candidates for two three-year terms on the all-Republican Borough Council are facing no contest in the Nov. 2 election, but a newly-sworn incumbent is being challenged for a one-year unexpired term.

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Republicans Councilwoman Vanessa Jachzel and Harry Weber are seeking the three-year terms.

{Extraneous Deleted}

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WEBER

Biography: Weber, 50, has lived in Ramsey for 14 years with his wife, Donna, and their two children. He earned a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Manhattan College and an MBA in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also earned a graduate certificate in network communications management and is currently pursuing a master’s in project management from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. He is currently employed by the New York Stock Exchange as the managing director of trading services and telecommunications. Prior to joining the Exchange, he was a senior project manager for Comdisco Inc. He is active in the Ramsey Baseball Softball Association, and is the softball league president and co-director of travel softball. He has also been a youth basketball and soccer coach. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is a parishioner of St. Paul’s Church.

Platform: I have resided in Ramsey with my wife, Donna, since March 1996. I have two children, son Harry and daughter Angela. I care very much for this town and the wonderful family environment, which is why I decided to pursue a council position. I hope to work with the current administration, fellow candidates and residents to keep Ramsey a town we are proud to call home.

I look forward to this opportunity to serve on the town council with a team of professional and dedicated individuals who care about this community as much as I do. Mayor Botta and the Ramsey council members have done an outstanding job addressing many of the community needs and have an agenda to do much more. Their dedication to maintaining taxes at reasonable levels, while continuing to provide quality service that the community expects is an ongoing challenge. I look forward to working with them to address these challenges.

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Weber, Harry [MC????]

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John,

I believe that Harry J. Weber is a member of the class of 1982.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Weber, Harry [MC1982]

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Oct 29, 2010

JNEWS: Lamatina, Louis [MC1979] Emerson mayor seeks reelection

http://goo.gl/RP38

Meet the Emerson Council candidates
Thursday, October 28, 2010
BY KIMBERLY REDMOND
Pascack Valley Community Life

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In Emerson, a hotly contested race for a mayoral seat and two council seats is underway, with three political newcomers facing off against three incumbents.

Mayor Louis Lamatina, a Democrat, is running for his second four-year term. Political newcomer Carlos Colina, a Republican, is seeking to unseat Lamatina.

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Louis Lamatina* (D)

Age: 53

Educational background: Graduated from Manhattan College magna cum laude with a double major in Economics and History in 1979, received a juris doctorate degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1982

Borough resident: 20 years

Family: Married to Jeanine for 27 years; two daughters, Lauren, 18, a freshman at Hofstra University and Allison, 10, a fifth-grader at Villano School

Occupation: Attorney and principal of the Law Office of Louis J. Lamatina since 1989

Community activities: Volunteer with Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence, softball and soccer coach

Elected positions: Mayor since 2007, Councilman 1995-1997

Why are you running? I am running for re-election to continue the progress which I began when first elected to the job of Mayor in 2006. For decades, our borough’s downtown has stagnated under both Democratic and Republican administrations. As my election occurred under a bi-partisan coalition, conditions were finally optimal for long overdue change& I have the experience, qualifications and drive to insure that the revitalization of our downtown continues.

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Lamatina, Louis [MC1979]

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Oct 29, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Ormseth, Teresa O’Shea [MC1986] Owner at Shortgrass Web Dev

http://goo.gl/bMcG

Ormseth, Teresa O’Shea [MC1986]
Owner/Manager at Shortgrass Web Development, LLC
Great Falls, Montana Area
Computer Software

* Personal Website http://goo.gl/wufJ

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Oct 29, 2010

JOBIT: Leonard, Sr. Joan Margaret [MC???? RIP] by Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2010-10-29

Robert T Coyne October 28 at 7:34pm Report

From “The Long Island Catholic” edition October 27th ,2010, Sister Joan Margaret Leonard reported as Manhattan College graduate:

http://www.licatholic.org/news/2010/10/102710/102710obituaries.html

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http://goo.gl/o3UD

Sister Joan Margaret Leonard, CSJ

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Joan Margaret Leonard, a teacher, died Oct. 6. She was 90 and in the 71st year of her religious life.

She taught elementary school in the diocese at St. Joachim, Cedarhurst (1951-58) and Sacred Heart Seminary, Hempstead (1982-86). In the Brooklyn Diocese, her assignments included St. Michael’s (1942-51), Bishop McDonnell Memorial H.S., (1958-65), the Mary Louis Academy (1965-71), Our Lady of Perpetual Help H.S. (1971-75), Stella Maris H.S. (1975-79), Good Shepherd (1979-80), St. Edmund H.S. (1980-81), and St. Virgilius (1986-87). She then retired to St. Joseph Convent here and later to Maria Regina Residence.

Sister Joan Margaret studied theology, earning a B.A. from Manhattan College and M.A. from St. Bonaventure.

She is survived by her sister, Carmelita Riso of Baldwin, and her niece, Pat Riso of Freeport. She was interred in Calvary Cemetery following a funeral Mass at Maria Regina Chapel here Oct. 8.

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Leonard, Sr. Joan Margaret [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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[JR: Kudos to Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970) and his sharp eyes. Google ain’t perfect. We need everyone looking and reporting. We would have missed this.]

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John, I did not find Sr. Joan Margaret Leonard listed in the Alumni directories. Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

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Oct 29, 2010

JOBIT: Sullivan, Charles “Charlie” [MC1959 RIP]

http://goo.gl/SyOC

Charles Sullivan, Widower of Former Chancellor Pat Sullivan, Dies
By Michelle Hines, University Relations
Posted 10-28-10

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GREENSBORO — Charles “Charlie” Sullivan, husband of former UNCG Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, after a brief illness. He was 70.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greensboro.

Staff and faculty at UNCG remember Charlie Sullivan as an avid Spartan basketball fan and a man dedicated to supporting his wife during her 13-year tenure at UNCG. He was known for his gentle good humor, often calling guests to dinner with a train whistle and rewiring circuits in the chancellor’s residence.

Sullivan was quite a capable electrician, holding both a master’s and a PhD in electrical engineering from New York University. He had a 25-year career in the corporate world with General Electric and Texas Instruments, where he worked on the analysis, design and computer simulation of semiconductor devices and fabrication technology and the development of semiconductor engineering software.

He grew up on Staten Island, N.Y., just up the block from Pat Sullivan. They met at the Manhattan Engineers Ball when he was a junior at Manhattan College and married in June 1966.

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http://goo.gl/D96g

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Sullivan, Charles “Charlie” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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John,

I believe that Charles “Charlie” Sullivan was a member of the class of 1960.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Sullivan, Charles “Charlie” [MC1959 RIP]

# # # # # posted 2010-10-29 12:52

Oct 29, 2010

TOTD: Gormley, Matt [MC????] all-time fav movie

http://goo.gl/W8Hz

Thought of the Day (Oct. 26th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:30

Manhattan College Men’s Soccer player Matt Gormley discusses his favorite movie of all-time.

Gormley, Matt [MC????]

# # # # # posted 2010-10-29 12:38

Oct 29, 2010

TOTD: Whitmore, Jocelin [MC????] team gets dressed

http://goo.gl/VVzi

Thought of the Day (Oct. 27th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:23

Manhattan College Softball player Jocelin Whitmore discusses what her team will be dressing up as for Halloween.

Whitmore, Jocelin [MC????]

# # # # # posted 2010-10-29 12:43

Oct 29, 2010

MFOUND: MC #87 Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges

http://goo.gl/Yr1j

Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges

Rank – Name – State – Adm. rate-Students per faculty – 4-Yr grad. rate – Total cost per yr. – Average need-based aid – Average non-need-based aid – % of non-need-based aid – Average debt at graduation

87 Manhattan College, Riverdale NY 65% 12 61.4% $36,470 $7,690 $8,126 84% $31,076

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Oct 29, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Nicoll, Gary [MC2007] Visa Credit Representative at SEFCU

http://goo.gl/mMLe

Nicoll, Gary [MC2007]
Visa Credit Representative at SEFCU
Albany, New York Area
Banking

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Oct 30, 2010

TOTD: Collareta, Jamie [MC????] team dresses for practice

http://goo.gl/MnrT

Thought of the Day (Oct. 29th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:43

Manhattan Volleyball player Jamie Collareta and other members of the team discuss what they dressed up as for their annual Halloween practice.

Collareta, Jamie [MC????]

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Oct 30, 2010

JFOUND: Zapolski, Arthur (“Art”) P. [MC1974] runs for County Clerk

http://goo.gl/i7tt

Republican County Clerk Nominee Arthur Zapolski
October 29, 2010
Name: Arthur (“Art”) P. Zapolski
Age: 57

{Extraneous Deleted}

Family Life: Married to Dr. Alice T. Brittain, D.M.D. for over 27 years. No children.
Education:
* Primary and secondary education in Queens, New York;
* Manhattan College, NY 1970-74, B.A. in English Literature 1974;
* Association of Cultural Exchange Certificate of Study in Archeology 1974, held at Merton College, Oxford University, England;
* St. John’s University, NY 1974-74, Studied one year towards Masters in English Literature;
* Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law, LA, 1975-78, J.D.; and
* Tulane University School of Law, LA, 1989-90, Masters of Law in Admiralty.
Professional Life:
* Licensed to practice law in New York, Texas and New Jersey;
* Captain, US Air Force serving as a JAG (attorney) 1979-84 stationed in Texas and England;
* Private and government law practice in Texas 1985-89 which included being the legislative counsel for Steven Wolens (D) of Dallas, Texas House of Representatives, state capitol Austin, Texas for the 1989 legislative session;
* Private practice of law in New York City 1990-98;
* Adjunct Professor at Maritime College, State University of New York in 1996;
* Air Force Reserves 1984-2009, retired as a Colonel in the JAG Corps after serving in that capacity for 8 years;
* Solo law office in Linden, NJ since 1999; and
* Public Defender for the Borough of Roselle Park 2002 and the Borough’s Alternate Public Defender from 2003 to the present time.
Community/Political Activities:
* Member of the Para-legal Advisory Committee of Union County Community College;
* Past President of the Linden Rotary Club;
* Admissions Liaison Officer for the US Air Force Academy from 1994 to 2009. This was an additional duty while I was in the Air Force Reserves. I acted as the local area high school representative for the Academy’s admission program; and
* Republican Party candidate for Union County Surrogate in 2009.

A. What are the three most important issues facing the Office of County Clerk? (Please list your answers.)

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[JR: A long web page but some of the answers I found interesting.]

Zapolski, Arthur (“Art”) P. [MC1974]

# # # # # posted 2010-10-30 11:03

Oct 30, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Falahee, Bill [MC1987] Controller at The J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.

http://goo.gl/JDbR

Falahee, Bill [MC1987]
Controller at The J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Philanthropy

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Oct 30, 2010

ENDNOTE: “The Simpsons”? Really! An exemplar

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-paper-lauds-simpsons-for-realistic-portrait-of-faith

Vatican paper lauds ‘Simpsons’ for realistic portrait of faith

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Vatican City, Oct 18, 2010 / 12:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- L’Osservatore Romano marked the 20th anniversary of “The Simpsons” in its Oct. 17 edition by lauding the popular television show for taking religious faith seriously, although often irreverently.

And, although “few know it, and he does everything to hide it … it’s true: Homer J. Simpson is Catholic,” according to newspaper.

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“The Simpsons remain among the few TV programs for kids in which the Christian faith, religion and the question on God are recurrent themes,” Father Occhetta wrote.

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Characters are often shown praying and the Simpsons family always prays before meals. “In their own way,” Father Occhetta wrote, the character all “believe in the ‘beyond’.”

The Vatican newspaper said “Parents shouldn’t be afraid to let their children watch the adventures of the ‘little guys in yellow’.”

The content and themes of “The Simpsons” are so realistic that they could be used to kickstart discussions among parents and their children about issues of family life, school, relationships, and social and political issues.

The show’s “skeptical realism” does not lend itself to any easy moral lessons, the paper suggested. But it does tend to deflate false illusions about the world. And, the paper added, “a world devoid of easy illusions is more human and, perhaps, more Christian.”

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[JR: I guess I’m going to “burn in hell”. (Unless I’m already there, trying to build the Jasper Jottings readership.) I have to disagree with the Pope’s Newspaper. (And, I assume every opinion is vetted before printing.) “The Simpsons” is the typical “Secular Progressive” brainwashing. Bart demonstrates the proper conduct of children towards their parents. Homer’s exclamatory catchphrase “D’oh!” And the topics covered? Maybe I’m in hell already and the Devil is writing for the Pope’s Press?]

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