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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13 – 2010 MARCH 27

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13 – 2010 MARCH 27

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W13.html

 

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Mar 20, 2011

POSITRACTION: THE PASSING DOCTOR

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12122809

1. THE PASSING DOCTOR

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I was on holiday in Cornwall in August when, while walking in a car park with a friend, I felt really weird. I was having a cardiac arrest.

I literally collapsed and died, there and then on the tarmac, age 47.

As my friend was trying to figure out what was happening, a stranger driving out of the car park stopped, having seen me lying on the ground, and asked my friend if I was OK. The stranger and his passenger got out of the car and came over to where I was lying. They immediately realised what had happened and took over.

They were both consultants from Plymouth’s A&E Department at Derriford Hospital. The driver happened to have the only piece of equipment that could bring me back to life – a portable defibrillator – in his car. After three-and-a-half minutes of being dead, he had me conscious and I was immediately airlifted to Treliske hospital.

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[JR: Wonder when these will Standard Equipment on cars?]

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Mar 20, 2011

JEMAIL: Pascazi, Michael [MC1982] “classified” by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://goo.gl/5gphd

JNEWS: Pascazi, Michael [MC1982] 2nd Circuit Appeals

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1982.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pascazi, Michael [MC1982]

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Mar 20, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Stanford, Kaitlin [MC2007] Assoc Web Ed for TheBump.com

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kaitlin-stanford/9/388/129

Stanford, Kaitlin [MC2007]
Associate Web Editor for TheBump.com at The Knot
Greater New York City Area
Writing and Editing

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Mar 20, 2011

MOBIT: Formel, Phillip A. [MCattendee RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/berkshire/obituary.aspx?n=Phillip-Formel&pid=149436503

Phillip Formel (1923 – 2011) | Visit Guest Book

LENOX – Phillip A. Formel, the patriarch of the Formel family in Berkshire County, and a well-known general contractor, passed away at his home in Lenox on Thursday, March 17th, 2011.

Phillip Adrian Formel was born January 28th, 1923, in Pittsfield, son of Fernando Augustus Formel and Lillian Smithson Formel. His father died when Phillip was just 4 years old, and he was raised by his mother, Lillian. He was a devout Roman Catholic and worshipped at St Mark’s church where he was an altar boy for many years. He attended Pittsfield Public Elementary schools, and St. Joseph High School, where he was quarterback on the football team and graduated in 1941. Despite a burning desire to better himself, he had little hope of attending college because of financial reasons, and began working at the GE immediately after graduating. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Horse Cavalry, which still existed at the start of the War. As a boy, he had worked on horse farms and as a goalie judge for the local Pittsfield Horse Polo team, which explained his interest in the Horse Cavalry. Shortly after he joined the Calvary, it was disbanded and he was reassigned to the Army Postal Service in Alaska. His duties there kept him on the road for many days at a time as a liaison to the outlying post offices, and he was full of stories about traveling through what at that time was really a frontier. He was accepted into the Army Engineering school and attended Texas A&M, Manhattan College and Siena College, until the engineering program was abandoned and he was assigned to the 69th Infantry and was shipped to England in 1944. From England he was sent to France during the Battle of the Bulge, and from there pushed continuously through France, Belgium and Germany, participating, in amongst others, the Battle for Liepzig. He was proud of his service, and thankful for and took advantage of the opportunity to go to college after the War.

Upon returning to the states, he married his high school sweetheart, Norma Haskins, beginning a lifelong love affair, and they moved to Lansing, MI, where he graduated from Michigan State as a Mechanical Engineer, in 1950. The young couple moved back to the Berkshires and had a house built on Barker Road in Pittsfield, where they began their family, which produced 15 children.

After a short stint with National Radiator, and several years with Pittsfield General Electric, he began, with his cousin, a General Construction firm, based in Pittsfield. His projects were generally highly technical industrial jobs. In 1959, the company moved to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where he built a nuclear test reactor at the University of Mayaguez, and a salt water reactor for the government in Rincon. He returned to the United States in 1960, bought out his cousin, and built a construction and metal fabrication yard in Housatonic in 1962. During this time, he took on the civic duty of being the Building Inspector in Lenox, and put the town’s building code in place.

He kept close ties with Puerto Rico, and in 1974, again moved to Puerto Rico and continued his construction business there, performing primarily industrial and commercial construction. In 1981, together with some of his children, he began an interisland Maritime Shipping firm, owning and operating his own cargo ships. He left Puerto Rico in 1995 and returned to Lenox where he built two houses for himself and a number of condominiums in Lenox, as light work during his “retirement” years. He also had a house built in Homestead, Fla. where he and Norma resided.

He was a devout communicant at St Ann’s Church in Lenox.

He was a brilliant, loving and serious man, and left a large footprint on our Earth. He will be missed by all who had the chance to know him.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Haskins Formel of Lenox, his 15 children, Michael Albert of Columbus, MS, Stephen Fernando of Claverack, NY, Phillip A. Jr. of Homestead, FL, Eugenie Formel of Becket, Shaun Joseph of Searcy, AR, Ann Frances Formel of North Chatham, NY, Mark Anselm of Great Barrington, Norma Frances Formel of York, PA, Kristina Marie Burkhart of Averill Park, NY, Brian Damian of Great Barrington, Richard Murray of Gainesville, FL, Paul Gilbert of Geneva, FL, Mary Formel Woodger of Stockbridge, Fernanda Meagher of Piedmont, CA, and Matthew James Joseph of New Orleans, LA.; 60 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents and his four siblings, Eugenie Phillips of Pittsfield, Dr. Paul Formel of Albany, NY, John Formel of Chicago, Il, and Robert Formel of Peachtree, GA.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be Monday morning at 10 am from the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 celebrated by the Rev. Christopher J. Waitekus, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 1-4.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Formel’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society in care of the funeral home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on March 20, 2011

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[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

Formel, Phillip A. [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/berkshire/guestbook.aspx?n=phillip-formel&pid=149436503&cid=full

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Mar 20, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Mailman, Eric [MC????] Info Tech and Services Pro

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

Mailman, Eric [MC????]
Information Technology and Services Professional
Greater Philadelphia Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary: IT professional specializing in integrating manufacturing and HR applications, as well as creating customized reports for these applications. Developed complex and automated Excel workbooks based on clients’ requirements. Developed Microsoft Access databases to handle client requirements too complex for Excel. Use of various tools such as PGP and Cyrptainer to provide for the secure storage and transfer of sensitive HR data. My goal is to continue doing this type of work.

Specialties: Microsoft Office automation using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Unix scripting, scripting secure data transfers using PGP, sftp, and ftp. Kronos administration. HR Perspective and PC/Payroll administration and custom reporting.

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Mar 20, 2011

JEMAIL: Rafferty, Bill [MC1949 RIP] classified by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://goo.gl/sZ5Lh

Bill Rafferty

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Dear John,

I believe that Bill is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rafferty, Bill [MC1949 RIP]

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Mar 21, 2011

MOBIT: Ahern, Bishop Patrick V. (MCattendee RIP)

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/bishop_patrick_v_ahern_former_1.html

Bishop Patrick V. Ahern, former episcopal vicar of Staten Island, is dead at 92
Published: Monday, March 21, 2011, 2:04 AM Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011, 6:25 AM
By Ben Johnson

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Bishop Patrick V. Ahern, a former episcopal vicar of Staten Island, was hailed by fellow clergy and parishioners as a compassionate, humorous and community-minded innovator.

Bishop Ahern died Saturday at the Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan at the age of 92 — the 41st anniversary of his ordination.

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After attending Manhattan College, Cathedral College and St. Joseph’s Seminary, Bishop Ahern was ordained as a priest in 1945. He served as an associate pastor of St. Helena’s Church in the Bronx and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Ahern, Bishop Patrick V. (MCattendee RIP)

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Mar 21, 2011

JNEWS: Wilson, Toyelle [MC2003] loses in womens NCAAs

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2010-03-14

What’s on my mind?? That PV Women’s bball head coach Toyelle Wilson takes her team to NCAA tourney her first year

Wilson, Toyelle [MC2003]

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[JR: Coach Wilson drew Baylor in the opening round. While you have to string 5 wins to take it all, has #16 EVER upset #1? Let all pray for history to be made.]

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{JR: She hit the buzz saw. Better luck next year. Good job getting there. That should help her keep the job.]

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/womens-basketball/recap?gid=201103200050

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Mar 21, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Janke, Meredith [MC1992] Manager, BusInf + Report Boehringer

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/meredith-janke/5/aa1/332

Janke, Meredith [MC1992]
Manager, Business Information & Reporting at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Greater New York City Area
Pharmaceuticals

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Mar 22, 2011

QUADRANGLE: Paluszek, John [MC1955] visit report

http://mcquad.com/2011/03/21/pr-mogul-visits-mc/

PR Mogul Visits MC
Posted: 21st March 2011 by admin in Features
By Kayla Hutzler

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John Paluszek explained the growing relationship between marketing and public relations to a group of 20 students and faculty members last Thursday.

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Mar 22, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: Jasper Jottings email address

http://scr.im/jasperreinke

[JR: Comments?]

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Mar 22, 2011

JEMAIL: Collins, Tom [MC1968] “class-ified” by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://newcity.patch.com/articles/collins-taking-his-place-among-new-york-basketball-coaching-greats

JNEWS: Collins, Tom [MC1968] NY BBall HoF

Collins Taking His Place Among New York Basketball Coaching Greats
Long-time Albertus Magnus basketball coach and athletic director and Pearl River AD Tom Collins will be inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Hall of Fame Sunday at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
By Marc Maturo | Email the author | March 18, 2011

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1968.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Collins, Tom [MC1968]

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Mar 22, 2011

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) verifies St. P factoid

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Beloved-St-Patrick-is-not-officially-a-saint-after-all-114893239.html

Beloved St. Patrick is not officially a saint after all
Church never canonized him but Facebook might
By DARA KELLY , IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Sunday, January 30, 2011, 7:14 AM
Updated Sunday, January 30, 2011, 7:26 AM

[JR: I didn’t know that!]

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Dear John,

As you can see I forwarded your St. Patrick note a Deacon friend (he attended Manhattan for year) and this is his reply.

Mike

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Subject: Re: St. Patrick
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 20:00:35 -0400

Mike,

It is true. That far back there wasn’t a canonical procedure to determine saintliness.

However there is a tradition that if some person or celebration appears to inspire and enhance the faith that has gone on for a very long time, it is incorporated into the body of beliefs.

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[JR: See there’s hope for me yet. “Persons appears to inspire”; I’m pretty good at only “appearing”. Not doing; just appearing. :-) A decade doing Jotting feels “long”. LOL!]

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Mar 22, 2011

JHQ: Hundreds of Jaspers March in New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

http://www.manhattan.edu/news_and_events/featured/03_21_11_1.shtml

Hundreds of Jaspers March in New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Nearly 650 students, alumni, staff and family from the Manhattan College community showed their Manhattan spirit last week and marched in the 250th New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, including members of Manhattan’s Gaelic Society and Pipe and Drums Band.

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Mar 22, 2011

JHQ: “The Legacy of James Luther Adams” by John Wilcox 3/31@4pm

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/031711_1.shtml

JOHN WILCOX TO PRESENT ON THE CHALLENGES FACING RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AT THE JAMES LUTHER ADAMS FORUM ON MARCH 31

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – In honor of James Luther Adams, a theologian and social ethicist, Manhattan College will host the 15th annual James Luther Adams Forum on religion and society on Thursday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. in the Scala Academy Room in Leo Hall. John Wilcox, Ph.D., director for the Center of Lasallian Studies at Manhattan College and professor emeritus of religious studies, will speak on the topic, Together and by Association: The Legacy of James Luther Adams and the Future of Religious Colleges and Universities.

Wilcox will discuss the challenges facing colleges and universities sponsored by religious congregations and dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as by those educational institutions sponsored by mainline Christian denominations. As members of the congregations and clergy continue to decline in numbers on the Catholic campuses, these colleges and universities are in danger of losing their Catholic culture and the religious heritage of the founding congregation.

By connecting James Luther Adams’ theory of voluntary associations, religious congregations and the institutional future of all religious colleges and universities, Wilcox will propose a new living endowment, the mission community — a contemporary voluntary association. Wilcox, a former Marist brother, is the author of one of the two monographs on Adams titled Taking Time Seriously: James Luther Adams (1978), and is an author and co-author of several books about religious higher education.

Gary Dorrien, Ph.D., Reinhold Niebuhr professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary and professor of religion at Columbia University, will also serve as the respondent of the forum. He has written about Adams particularly in his book The Making of American Liberal Theology: Crisis, Irony, & Postmodernity 1950-2005.

The James Luther Adams Foundation, whose mission is to promote the thought and work of James Luther Adams, sponsors the forum.

The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. To attend the lecture, please R.S.V.P. by March 22 to Charity Njau by phone at (718) 862-7734 or e-mail cnjau.student@manhattan.edu.

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Mar 22, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Daniel Roman [MC2001] Software Engineer at BAE Systems

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-roman/28/980/88b

Daniel Roman [MC2001]
Software Engineer at BAE Systems
Greater New York City Area
Defense & Space

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Mar 23, 2011

JEMAIL: Donohue, Warren [MC1942 RIP] lauded by his high school

Dear John,

The Winter/Spring Edition of The Mount Letter, the Alumni News Letter for Mount Saint Michael Academy, has the following article on the late Warren Donohue, Esq.’42:

Last spring the Mount received an extraordinary bequest of $142,712 from the estate of Warren Donohue from the Class of 1938. These funds will be used to support students at the Mount who otherwise would forfeit a Mount education due to financial hardship.

Such support for today’s students reflects the kindness that the Mount offered Warren when he was a student. Warren followed his older brother Vincent ’37 into the Mount (Vincent’s tuition was paid by two generous aunts). As noted by his brother Tom (Class of 1944, a scholarship student), “Warren was dependent on the good will of the then Principal to forgive or reduce his tuition and my mother made annual or semi-annual pilgrimages to the Mount to plead her case and, grace of that Brother’s kindness, she somehow got together enough tuition to get Warren through.”

In addition to Warren’s gift to the Mount, he made a similar gift to Manhattan College where he was awarded a scholarship and graduated. It should be noted that he graduated in three and a half years, after which he joined the Navy’s war effort, serving as an officer on a sub-chaser in the Atlantic. He was promoted to Executive Officer, serving through 11 invasion landings. After the war, he attended NYU Law School, from which he earned a J.D. in 1950; wrote for the NY Daily News as a freelancer, and launched an advertising career as the founder and principal of Warren Donohue Associates.

As he racked up accomplishments, he never forgot the Mount or Manhattan College. So when he began planning his estate, he decided to give other young men a leg up in the exact way he was helped: through financial aid. He established funding to specifically provide support to young men who graduate from Mt. St. Michael Academy and attend Manhattan College. Thus current Mount Students might enjoy a great educational experience over eight years. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!

I thought that this was a piece that was worth reproducing as an example of how some people do not forget kindnesses!

In the same issue is an article by and other Jasper, Joseph Cammalleri, ’56 (Mount St Michael 1952) about his years as a boarder at the Mount.

Of course I must disclose that I am a proud 1949 graduate of the Mount.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Clearly humbling. While people throw around “the greatest generation” loosely, and I definitely quibble with their politics, what is amazing is their character. Holy Mother Church has made many mistakes in my lifetime, but the biggest, or maybe second biggest, was to permit the destruction of the Catholic School system. These were the “foundries” that created great people. Discipline, Honor, Humility, I see all those virtues in the above story. I wonder what will become of future generations when these great people pass away. We go from Titans to midgets. From literate, to illiterate. From “we give Thee thanks for all we have been given” to “what’s in it for me”, “I’m entitled”, and the ever present cultural epithet. Or course, I’m please to push this story out on the wire. Humbled and saddened. But pleased.]

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Donohue, Warren [MC1942 RIP]

Cammalleri, Joseph [MC1956]

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Mar 23, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Antoniou, Chris [MC1983] Principal Proj Eng at Biogen Idec

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-antoniou/6/282/485

Antoniou, Chris [MC1983]
Principal Project Engineer at Biogen Idec
Greater Boston Area
Biotechnology

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Mar 23, 2011

JHQ: First Annual Tournées French Film Festival 3/28-4/6

First Annual Tournées French Film Festival
Mon, March 28, 7pm – Wed, April 6, 9pm
Rodriguez Room (Miguel Hall 311)

Manhattan College is pleased to present The First Annual Tournées French Film Festival. The theme of the 2011 French film festival is Crossing Borders. We open the festival with the film, Two Days in Paris by Julie Delpy, and then Welcome by Philippe Lioret, 35 Rhums by Claire Denis, Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako and we end the festival with Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet. Faculty on the organizing committee will introduce the films and conduct a discussion after each showing.

The organizing committee consists of faculty from a variety of disciplines at Manhattan College: Samira Hassa (French), Evelyn Scaramella (Spanish), Meg Toth (English) and Nonie Wanger (French).

The festival is open to the general public and we look forward to seeing you!

Film Schedule:
Monday, March 28: Two Days in Paris by the director Julie Delpy
Tuesday, March 29: Welcome by the director Philippe Lioret
Wednesday, March 30: 35 Rhum by the director Claire Denis
Monday, April 4: Bamako by the director Abderrahmane Sissako
Wednesday, April 6: Entre Les Murs by the director Laurent Cantet

Tournées is a program of FACE, the French American Cultural Exchange, and it is made possible with the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). Additional sponsors of the FACE program are: The Florence Gould Foundation; The Grand Marnier Foundation; Highbrow Entertainment; agnès b; the Fonds Culturel Franco- Américain. The festival is also sponsored by: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; Communication, English, Performing Arts, and the School of Arts.

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Mar 24, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Santamaria, John [MC1983] Exec in Transportation Industry

http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsantamaria1961

Santamaria, John [MC1983]
Executive within Transportation Industry,
Electronic System Support Role, ATE Developer, Licensed Elect. Eng.
Greater New York City Area
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Summary: Engineering executive with proven leadership skills in various managerial and technical support roles. Demonstrated ability to generate a work atmosphere that effectively motivates staff to utlize available resources and yield maximum productivity.

Specialties: Program management, business process management, automatic test equipment, engineering design, contract negotiations, department liaison, arbitrator

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Mar 25, 2011

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) claims “baiting” good bureaucrats

Dear Jasper John,

You left out some important facts when you condemned “gooferment” for the toll booth “detainment”. This includes the fact that Chandler was baiting the toll takers and was the initiator of talk about detainment.

I’ll bet if you tested private stores and restaurants and tried to pay a 50 cent charge with a 100 dollar bill you might find far worse consequences. Chandler was looking for trouble and eventually found it. That proves nothing. Chandler says it is a serious crime to detain someone without proper legal authority. It is interesting to note that under this interpretation of the law, a store owner or employee has no legal right to detain a shoplifter leaving his store and would have to watch the perpetrator go or face serious criminal charges.

Sincerely yours,

Donal M Stebbins
BS 1961

[JR: Well, in fair use of the story, I only quoted the first paragraph to “tease” people into reading it. I’d don’t think “left out” is a fair criticism. Don’t you see a difference between a private business, a corporation, a Gooferment agency, and the Gooferment itself? Especially in the areas of size of bill and detaining a suspect. I sure do. But then, Law “degree” from watching Judge Judy. As far as “baiting”, I guess then MLK was “baiting” the owners of segregated lunch counters. And, Parks should have just quietly sat at the back of the bus. Some movie or other had the line, “The objective of civil disobedience is to provoke a response.” And, I take rhetorical note that you didn’t talk about the cover up and lies in the Gooferment’s response. We just view the world differently: you see the Gooferment as your friend; I see it as a brutal killer. Even when we’re lucky and it doesn’t kill us outright, it kills us by deception. Kills our progeny’s minds with its brainwashing, our initiative with a grazillion diktats, and our eventually our dreams of better with its oppressive taxes. Welcome to the “oppressed” side of Johari’s window. The Keystone Kops cover up was pretty funny though.]

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Mar 25, 2011

JOBIT: Praetorius, Eliza Cavanagh [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-ledger/obituary.aspx?n=Eliza-Praetorius&pid=149601334

Eliza Praetorius

Eliza (Cavanagh) Praetorius, 65, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Benedictine Hospital. Born May 8, 1945 in Boston, MA, she was a daughter of the late George and Margery Smith Cavanagh. She grew up in Scituate, graduated from Thayer Academy and Manhattan College. She was a published author of poetry and novels. She composed music and played the piano. She co-wrote a musical “Minka Ray”, which was performed in Florida and later became a book. Surviving are her daughter, Summer Praetorius of Oregon, son Jebsen Praetorius of Saugerties; five brothers, George, William, Charles, Nick and Tom Cavanagh, a sister Diedre Cavanagh; nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Rte. 212, Woodstock, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on March 24, 2011

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Praetorius, Eliza Cavanagh [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/southofboston-ledger/guestbook.aspx?n=eliza-praetorius&pid=149601334&cid=full

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Mar 25, 2011

MNEWS: Maria Jose Aveiga, Scholarship Winner

http://bedford.patch.com/articles/meet-maria-jose-aveigascholarship-winner

Meet Maria Jose Aveiga,Scholarship Winner
This senior’s success at Fox Lane High School resulted in a full college scholarship.
By Jessie Jafet | Email the author | March 22, 2011

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Whiz Kid Accomplishment: After applying for the Modern Foreign Language Scholarship offered by Manhattan College, Maria Aveiga was one of fifteen winners chosen from a pool of 90 applicants. She was awarded a four-year scholarship that includes tuition, room and board, to attend the Roman Catholic, liberal arts college located in Riverdale, NY.

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“I did not expect this. I was so surprised to learn that I actually won this scholarship,” she says. “My mother was crying when we found out.”

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“I am so excited to go to Manhattan College and I am prepared to study and learn a lot,” she says. Plans for the immediate future, this Whiz Kid says, include a major in International Relations and minor in Italian. “I would like to have a career as a diplomat and work to address issues of poverty in Ecuador and other places around the world.”

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Mar 25, 2011

MNEWS: MC Director of Alumni Relations

Director of Alumni Relations job in Riverdale, NY – Manhattan College

March 18, 2011. View the job posting for Director of Alumni Relations at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. We seek a seasoned, creative and energetic.
http://www.simplyhired.com/job-id/xw63ffdv4j/director-of-jobs/

[JR: Posted without editorial comment.]

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Mar 25, 2011

MNEWS: WRCM cited in news story

http://www.qgazette.com/news/2011-03-23/Front_Page/College_Radio_Stations_Offer_Many_Listening_Option.html

College Radio Stations Offer Many Listening Options

Western Queens Gazette

For example, Queens College’s radio station WQMC and Manhattan College’s radio station WRCM can only be heard on the Internet at http://www.wqmc.com and http://www.wrcmradio.org, respectively. New York University’s station, WNYU, is considered to be one of New …

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Mar 25, 2011

JNEWS: Barry, Mark [MC1994] seeks elective office

http://lakeforest.patch.com/articles/four-candidates-vie-for-three-seats-3

Four Candidates Vie for Three Seats
Profiles provide voters with vital candidate information.

March 23, 2011

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Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch is providing each candidate an opportunity to provide information about themselves for voter’s to use in making an informed decision on Election Day, April 5.

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Name: Mark Barry
Age: 47
Town: Lake Bluff
Incumbent? (If yes, when were you elected?) No
Education: I have a master’s degree in environmental engineering (1996) and a BS in civil engineering (1994), both from Manhattan College in The Bronx, NY. In addition, I have a BS in business administration (1987) from Northeastern University in Boston.
Family: Married 22 years, two sons in middle school, two dogs, one Gecko
Occupation: I am a stay-at-home father raising my two sons. Prior to staying home I was an environmental consultant. Most recently I managed environmental compliance at over 600 properties for a large East Coast petroleum retailer.

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Barry, Mark [MC1994]

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Mar 25, 2011

JNEWS: Hickey, Christina [MC2005] appointed Postdoctoral Scientist

http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/networking/news/people/118499384.html

RIFM Appoints Postdoctoral Scientist
Posted: March 23, 2011

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RIFM announced the appointment of Christina Hickey to its postdoctoral scientist position. Hickey will be the fourth scientist to hold the training position, which has been customized specifically for the fragrance industry. In May, she will receive her doctorate in environmental medicine health sciences with a concentration in inhalation toxicology from New York University. She received her BS in biology, with minors in chemistry and psychology, from Manhattan College. Hickey also was an adjunct professor at Manhattan College and previously served as a research assistant at there, assisting with developmental genetics research, and at the Bronx Zoo Animal Health Center, Bronx, NY.

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Hickey, Christina [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Christina is a member of the Class of 2005.

Best,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hickey, Christina [MC2005]

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Mar 25, 2011

JLINKEDIN: McCarthy, Marianne [MC1995] MngDir-GlobInv @ BofA

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marianne-mccarthy-cpa-cma-cfe/7/700/422

McCarthy, Marianne [MC1995]
Managing Director-Global Investment Banking and Trading at Bank of America
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Mar 26, 2011

JOBIT: Mullin, John A. Sr. [MC1958 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/berkshire/obituary.aspx?n=John-Mullin&pid=149667669

John Mullin Sr.
1933-2011

PITTSFIELD —- John A. Mullin, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home early Thursday morning, March 24, 2011 with his children attending.

John was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. After serving with the Army’s occupation forces, he graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. Immediately thereafter, John went to work for General Electric beginning as a field engineer and ending his career as a contracts administrator when he retired.

John was a long time member of Berkshire Hills Country Club and Sacred Heart Parish. An avid golfer and racing handicapper, John was well-known for his smile and storytelling. His family is very proud to remember his grace, good humor and courage in the face of numerous challenges especially after disability took him off the links and out of active circulation.

John is survived by his children, their partners and families: John and Tanya Mullin, and their two sons Eddie and Tommy, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Michael Mullin and Jonathan Plotzker of San Francisco, California, and Maggie Weems and her children Sarah (Cairo, Egypt), Daniel (Breckenridge, Colorado), Hannah (Stockbridge, Massachusetts) and Mason (Fairfax, California), and her grandchildren Hossam and Omar (Cairo, Egypt).

FUNERAL SERVICES: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 191 Elm Street, Pittsfield, with Rev. James K. Joyce officiating. Visiting hours for John will be Sunday March 27th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Devanny-Condron Funeral Home, 40 Maplewood Avenue, Pittsfield. Burial will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made, in John’s name, directly to: Elder Services of Berkshire County Inc., 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201. To send condolences to the family, please visit: http://www.devanny-condron.com.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on March 26, 2011

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Mullin, John A. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/berkshire/guestbook.aspx?n=john-mullin&pid=149667669&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1958.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mullin, John A. Sr. [MC1958 RIP]

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Mar 26, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Healy, Jo Ann [MC1994] Tax Consultant at PWC

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jo-ann-healy/28/105/136

Healy, Jo Ann [MC1994]
Tax Consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers
United States

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Mar 26, 2011

ENDNOTE: Actions speak volumes

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/81683.html

Truth Emerging From Lies
Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on March 6, 2011 07:47 PM

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Our civilization and every institution in it is permeated with lies. The lies are so thick that they pass for truths. The notion that America is a free country is one. Another is that it is a Christian country, by and large. If it were, could torture become institutionalized? Would so-called good people stand by and evilly imprison hundreds of thousands of Americans because of drugs? Is that the kind of mercy or pity or compassion that Christ promoted? Would Christians who were true to Christ be supportive of a murderous State? Of course not.

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The truth emerges. It of course emerged in this land long before this in its treatment of the black race, among others. The lie was perpetrated that they were inferior as human beings rather than God’s children and brothers under the skin as all of us are. What lie and excuse now covers the mistreatment of white Americans, sending them off to die and be maimed in fruitless wars? Or groping them at every airport in the land? There is no end to the lies. This is a land of lies, and in this it is not exceptional.

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[JR: Maybe I should have paid more attention in Philosophy class. Or Marketing. It appears that we are continuing to be sold a very ugly pig. And, it roots in the mistaken idea that the Gooferment is our friend and protector. We’ve strayed so far from the ideals of the Dead Old White Guys that their American Experiment is unrecognizable. Sure looks like we’re trying to run the world while trying to run everyone’s lives. And, it just gets worse. Messing in Libya, implementing Hillary care when a judge says stop, stopping drilling in the Gulf when a judge says permit, and printing ‘money’ like it’s going out of style. Hard to say where this will all wind up. But it’s going to be ugly. Where’s Zorro, Robin Hood, or Superman when you need them.]

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