JASPER JOTTINGS Week 20 – 2010 May 15

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 20 – 2010 May 15

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W20.html

INDEX 

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May 8, 2011

POSITRACTION: What’s your passion?

http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/Living-the-professional-Irish-dancing-dream-120537039.html

Living the professional Irish dancing dream

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Most dancers might dream of earning a living from their passion, but for one lucky girl it’s already a day job.

Meet Kellyanne Farrell from Yonkers, a 24-year-old who is a full-time member of the renowned dance show ‘The Magic of Ireland.’ While her competitors juggle their training with college studies or full-time jobs, Kellyanne has spent the last three months touring with the show all over the USA and Canada.

Kellyanne told the Irish Voice: “I was a school teacher but I left the job to join the show. I figure I can be a school teacher when I’m 80, but I can only dance for a few years!”

A change of scenery beckoned this week when she returned to the competitive stage to take part in the Ladies Over 21 category at the World Irish Dancing Championships. However, her trip to Ireland wasn’t without immense drama as Kellyanne had to travel without the new costume she had ordered for the event.

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A total of 242 dancers took part in today’s competition for Ladies Over 21. Yet the participation of Brandi Braun from Colorado was truly remarkable given that she only started dancing at the age of 14. The 24-year-old from Denver trains with the Wick school of dance, and admitted: ”I was a late starter!”

Brandi spent her first 14 years working on similarly taxing pursuits, explaining: “I was a first degree black belt at Taekwondo.”

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[JR: There’s something almost viral that comes through this story. How does that old self-help canard go? “Find your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.” These “Ladies Over 21” can teach us all something about “going for the gusto”. Wonder if there’s a “fat old white guy injineer over 65” competition? For beer drinking and being a “grump”. I’m sure I could place in the money. But what are my fellow alums doing to follow their passion?]

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May 8, 2011

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) doesn’t approve assassinations

http://www.worldsstrangest.com/mental-floss/can-boat-captains-really-marry-people/

Dear Jasper John,

Just for your and Jerry Breen’s information it is not a myth that sea captains can marry people; it depends on the country and varies widely around the world. Bermuda now makes available weddings conducted by sea captains aboard ship, for example.

I do not approve assassinations in any case; that is a power I would deny any and all governments.

But governments are required to sustain our rights and these rights include the right to a decent living. Greed is one of the deadly sins, not a building block for a decent society. One need not practice love but justice is required.

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

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[JR: (1) Re; sea captains … I’m sure Jerry will be “edified” by this link. I never cared one way or another about who marries or who married whom. Like Ron Paul said the other night, marriage SHOULD BE a private matter with no Gooferment involvement. (2) Re: You’re not approving of assassinations … I am sure that you’ve put the “Impeach BHO44” on your car, like I have. What else can you call “BHO44 got OBL”? (3) Gooferments are NOT required for “rights”. According to the Dead Old White Guys and the “Classical Liberals” that protection is the ONLY reason to have them. There is NO right to “a decent living”. That’s a positive right and, as I “learnt a MC in eckynomics klass”, that even a fat old white guy injineer could understand, that means some one has to pay for that right. So who are you enslaving today? (4) Not recognizing greed is like not recognizing gravity. But, it can be used to induce humans to cooperate with each other peacefully. Greed IS good. And efficient. Do you think we get food because farmers love to sweat their butts off? Remember the Pilgrims starved until they tried Capitalism. Greed doesn’t get bad until Gooferment Force gets involved. (5) I’ll pass on your Gooferment “justice”. They just don’t seem to get it right. Project Innocence, ¼ of the federal prison population is for “drug offenses”, Gitmo, Bernard “Nut House” — the liberty Dollar “counterfeiter”, and on and on. If they don’t kill you, if it suits the politicians and bureaucrats. Nah, you keep your Gooferment. Just leave me and everyone in peace. (6) ATDA. Donna Nobis Pacem.]

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May 8, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Piza, Edward [MC1975] Bus Dev at Apex Logistics International

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/edward-piza/18/bb4/9a1

Piza, Edward [MC????]
Partner/Director of Business Development at Apex Logistics International
Greater New York City Area
Logistics and Supply Chain

Summary: Accomplished business leader, with more than 20 years of experience managing and advancing large-scale logistics, sales, and distribution operations for a number of high-volume organizations. Confident and personable communicator, known for securing key customers and negotiating competitive contracts. Skillfully recruit and motivate talented individuals, with demonstrated success in meeting and exceeding operational goals. Expertly oversee multiple business units and regions, with global experience across Asia, North, South, and Latin America.
* Global Logistics Management Sales & Operations Management Cross-Functional Team Leadership
* Freight Forwarding Management New Business Development Brand Development Negotiations
* Due Diligence Vendor Management Recruitment Organizational Development
* Regional Management Account Management Warehouse Management
* Strategic Planning P&L Management Training & Development

Specialties: budgeting, contract management, directing, dsl, due diligence, forecasting, hiring, latin, logistics, lotus notes, marketing, microsoft office, personnel, pricing, production, sales, transportation,

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1975.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Piza, Edward [MC1975]

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May 9, 2011

JNEWS: Evans, Artie [MC1961] is in the Staten Island HoF

http://www.silive.com/sports/advance/gordon/index.ssf/2011/05/staten_island_hall_of_fame_cou.html

Staten Island Hall of Fame could use your help
Published: Sunday, May 08, 2011, 8:02 AM
By Cormac Gordon
Staten Island has its treasures, and the Sports Hall of Fame is one of them.

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The Hall makes the list along with the Boardwalk at South Beach, Ralph’s Ices, Snug Harbor, and a dozen of the best pizza places on the planet (this borough may want for a lot of things, but a good thin-crust pie isn’t one of them).

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The trek out Hylan Boulevard to Mt. Loretto, current home of the Hall of Fame, is well worth the trouble, believe me.

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Artie Evans, who anchored Manhattan College’s world-record two-mile relay team of 50 years ago, is there.

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Evans, Artie [MC1961]

[JR: Per GOJASPERS, also a 2005 inductee into MC’s HoF.]

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May 9, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Avais, Fariha [MC2006] Dev Eng II at Lummus Technology Inc.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fariha-avais/8/500/b51

Avais, Fariha [MC2006]
Development Engineer II at Lummus Technology Inc. A CB&I Company.
Greater New York City Area
Chemicals

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May 10, 2011

MNEWS: MC, a “veritable college of cardinals.”

http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Why-is-Manhattan-College-in-the-Bronx-Pat-McNamara-05-10-2011.html

Home / Columns / In Ages Past
IN AGES PAST
Why is Manhattan College in the Bronx?
Historian Pat McNamara takes a fascinating and amusing look at the Christian Brothers and their founding of a “veritable college of cardinals.”
By Pat McNamara, May 09, 2011

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A religious Brother’s vocation is unique. Free of the priest’s obligation to celebrate the Sacraments, his calling is exclusively apostolic. Within this context, the Brothers of the Christian Schools, started by St. John Baptist De La Salle in 1600′s France, have made a distinctive contribution. The first Brothers founded exclusively for teaching, they contributed greatly toward the development of education as profession. Much of what we take for granted today was started by them.

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The site was purchased with help from Hughes. On May 5, 1853, the Academy of the Holy Infancy opened at 131st Street and Grand Boulevard (now Broadway) with twenty-five students. One Brother commented: “everything was in an appropriate state of unreadiness.” For the next seventy years, nearby Annunciation Church doubled as the college chapel.

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But property had been purchased for a new campus near Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, and ground was broken in 1921. On May 15, 1924, the new campus was dedicated by New York’s Archbishop, Patrick Hayes, Class of 1888. He and George Mundelein, Class of 1889, had just been named Cardinals, on the same day. Manhattan was now known as a “veritable college of cardinals.”

And that’s why Manhattan College is in the Bronx!

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[JR: Maybe in the old days?]

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May 10, 2011

JBLOGGER: Stagnaro, Melissa (MC1997)

http://blog.evesun.com/2011/05/09/everything-is-better-in-hot-pink/

Everything is better in hot pink

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In less than a month I’ll be participating in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Overnight, an 18 mile overnight jaunt through New York City to raise money for suicide prevention and awareness.

I may have mentioned it a time or, like, twenty.

For months I’ve been preparing for the event, doing training walks and helping Team Chenango raise the more than $10,000 we need to embark on this journey of ours. The time and energy I’ve put into it is well worth it, though, because this truly is an important cause.

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Stagnaro, Melissa (MC1997)

[JR: Worthy of our support? If we’re really “pro-life” or “pro-choice”.]

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May 10, 2011

MNEWS: MC and the union issue

http://commonwealmagazine.org/which-side-are-they

Which Side Are They On?
WHEN A CATHOLIC COLLEGE RESISTS A UNION
Paul Moses

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Manhattan College, founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1853, is proud of its Catholic tradition. The chairman of its board of trustees, corporate executive Thomas D. O’Malley, has noted that it has a crucifix in every classroom, three churches, daily Mass, and much religious art gracing its campus in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

The remainder of this article is only available to paid subscribers.

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[JR: A paywall to their content. They haven’t learned how to deal with the inet. But what can you expect for the “Secular Progressive” media.]

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May 10, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Bracco, Thomas [MC1985] Dir of Pgms for Telephonics Corp

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-bracco/18/830/b1a

Bracco, Thomas [MC1985]
Director of Programs for Telephonics Corporation
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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May 11, 2011

MVIDEO: Manhattan College Raccoon !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHAdXZhpOtA

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[JR: I don’t know if these young women are Jaspers … but … if so we need to get them out in the country more AND let them know never to approach a potentially rabid raccoon. At least not without some protection and an “urban raccoon discouragement” device say caliber 380 or higher. Only on TV, is “Rocky, the Raccoon” cute. But their reaction was funny. Worth a minute to get a laff!]

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May 11, 2011

JLINKEDIN: McFeely, John R. [MC1965] Ind Legal Services Professional

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-r-mcfeely/18/739/78a

McFeely, John R. [MC1965]
Independent Legal Services Professional
Greater New York City Area
Legal Services

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May 11, 2011

JEMAIL: Germino, Damien [MC2009] cites MC “alumni” facebook page

Damien Germino May 11 at 10:22pm

Hi all,

Please “like” this new MC Alumni page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manhattan-College-Alumni/128465133897375

Also see the description of reunion event below and at this link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122140341199062

YOUNG ALUMNI (2000-10) is the Friday night celebration in Plato’s Cave on June 3rd at 7:00 p.m., includes a hot BUFFET, full OPEN BAR, and you can also attend WINE TASTING at 2:30 p.m. in Plato’s Cave on Saturday and the Manhattan College Players CABARET in Smith Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. (Sat.) and Celebration of the Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of De La Salle and his Brothers…

Spread the word. Hope to see you there! Thanks.

– Damien Germino ’09

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Germino, Damien [MC2009]

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May 12, 2011

JOBIT: Whiteside, John Charles [MC1959 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=John-Whiteside&pid=150954951

John Whiteside

John Charles Whiteside, 73, died after a short illness on April 28.

Born in Manhattan, he lived in the Washington Heights section until moving to Denville in 1968 where he raised his children. He also lived in Parsippany.

He was a 1959 graduate of Manhattan College with a major in Liberal Arts. He was a Regent of his fraternity, ABS while in Manhattan College, and he was very proud to be Jasper.

Whiteside was a retired insurance executive who worked many years for the St. Paul-Seaboard Surety Company.

Whiteside is survived by his children, John Whiteside of Denville, Robert Whiteside and his wife, Judy, of Chatham, Anne Hamtil and her husband, James, of Whippany, and Eileen Potts and her husband, Jeffrey, of Vernon; his five grandchildren, Tommy Whiteside, Meghan Hamtil, Alec Reda, Brandon Reda, and Madyson Potts; his sister, Colleen Sullivan and her husband, William, of Naples, Fla.; and his companion, Lauren Fransen, of Queens, N.Y.

His funeral was conducted from Norman Dean Home for Services in Denville. Mass was offered at St. Mary’s Church, Denville, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.

Published in Parsippany LIfe on May 11, 2011

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Whiteside, John Charles [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=john-whiteside&pid=150954951&cid=full

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May 12, 2011

JFOUND: Sheehan, George [MC1940 RIP] still inspiring others two decades later

http://marathongranny.blogspot.com/2011/05/success.html

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

Success

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” Dr. George Sheehan

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Dr. George Sheehan was a powerful advocate for running from its boom in the late 1970′s until his death in 1993. He was a regular contributor to Runner’s World magazine and wrote a weekly column in the Red Bank Register, our local paper in the 80′s. He became famous for breaking through age barriers, including running the first sub-5 minute mile by a person over 50. He published several books and wrote essays that he classified as either “right brain” (those about philosophy and his experiences), or “left brain” (practical advice). At age 60, he ran the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 3:01.

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[JR: A Jasper inspires long after he’s gone.]

Sheehan, George [MC1940 RIP]

Member of the Jaspers’ 1939 IC4A Indoor Championship team. Junior National AAU indoor mile champion in 1940. Set the world indoor mile record for 50-year-olds and over in 1968 and the national indoor 1500m record for 70 and over in 1989. Served as a consultant to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

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May 12, 2011

JBLOGGER: Maybe Jasper “Agrestic” [MC????] starts blogging

http://theagrestic.blogspot.com/2011/05/local-365.html

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

The local 365

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Work hard, live simply, and have a great respect for the Earth.

I have decided today to make a change. This change is going to be drastic. No more mass-produced anything. Yes, that means no new clothing, no mass-produced or name brands. This is going to be applied to my entire life.

Thinking about clothing, I have decided that this means that I will not buy any new clothing. All second hand for me. I want to prove that it is possible to take yourself out of the capitalistic fashion world and still feel confident about how you look. This does not mean that things are necessarily going to be cheaper, but it will mean that I will not be contributing to the success of ‘new fall lines’.

For food, I will try my darnedest to eat locally. As a student at Manhattan College, and obligated to eat in the cafeterias until summer, this may have to wait until May 18th to take effect.

Everything else will be locally made, as long as it is something that it is literally irreplaceable, such as medication.

This is the blog of my story, my try to take myself out of this system that I am starting to find repulsive.

Posted by Grizzly Thoughts at 7:32 PM

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[JR: Well, hopefully before you completely condemn “capitalism”, you might want to consider that life was — how does that phrase — “hard, brutish, and short”. Perhaps it might be better if we lived a subsistence life style. But better for whom? “Eckynomics” teaches us that the scarcity is a fact of life. Perhaps, instead of “opting out”, it might be better to “opt in”. Figure out how to both transcend societies current limits and maximizing human potentials. As a fat old white guy injineer, all I can think of when you say “second hand clothing” is “used undies”. Will you really buy and wear a “used bathing suit”. Yuck. But then, I’m a barbarian from down the hill who thinks “beer and pizza” is fine dining and all you need in life is clean undies.]

[JR: On a technical note, I’ve pinged the author for name and class year.]

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May 12, 2011

MNEWS: Scavetta, Jake [MC2015?] comes to MC; good press

http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com/articles/whiz-kid-jake-scavetta-a-soccer-standout

The Neighborhood Files, Sports
Whiz Kid: Jake Scavetta a Soccer Standout
Scavetta, a varsity captain for Miller Place, will play Division I soccer at Manhattan College.
By Rich Arleo | May 11, 2011

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Keys to Awesomeness: In the fall, Scavetta will attend Manhattan College where he will play for their Division I soccer team. He has a 94 GPA and has taken AP Economics, College Forensics, College Italian, AP U.S. and AP World History.

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Scavetta, Jake [MC2015?]

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May 12, 2011

JNEWS: Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992] on the way to gold or platinum

http://andreascetinski.blogspot.com/2011/05/just-submitted-my-new-single-gone-but.html

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

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Just submitted my new single “Gone But Not Forgotten” to a digital music distribution website called Cd Baby, which will put my song and upcoming cd on Itunes, Amazon, Thumbplay and a few other music websites. They seem to have a quick processing time so my song may be available within a week i’m hoping ;-) You know i will make sure to tell you about it on facebook as soon as its available lolol

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POSTED BY ANDREAS CETINSKI AT 3:20 PM

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[JR: Impressive accomplishment!]

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May 12, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Dutt, Meighan [MC1984] Client Services Director at SIRVA

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mdutt15

Dutt, Meighan [MC1984]
Client Services Director at SIRVA
Greater New York City Area
Banking

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May 12, 2011

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) “a teachable moment”

On 5/12/2011 11:28 AM, Don & Diane wrote:

http://blog.faithinpubliclife.org/2011/05/catholic_scholars_teach_boehne.html

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Catholic leaders are using this as a teachable moment for Boehner. This week a delegation of Catholic University faculty are delivering to Boehner’s office a letter signed by more than 70 Catholic scholars, clergy and leaders – including 30 Catholic University faculty – about how the Republican budget plan recently passed by the House violates Catholic doctrine about treatment of the most vulnerable members of society. They’re also giving the Speaker a helpful resource to inform his policy positions – a copy of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, a Vatican publication that highlights centuries of Church teaching on social justice issues.

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[JR: Sigh. Fortunately, this is NOT a Catholic Theocracy. And, I hope it never is. Even those who are Catholics, are NOT obligated to have their wealth stolen by the Gooferment to support what a bunch of “Catholic leaders” think is his duty to force upon others. It’s hard to imagine a more un-Christian application. Catholics have a self-imposed obligation to be charitable; citizens have NO such obligation. American’s are a very charitable people by their very nature. But let’s not confuse “charity” and “obligation”. Socialism, Marxism, and Communism have all been tried and failed. Unfortunately, it appears that “Catholic leaders” would like to try again. I’ve seen Gooferment welfare and how it entraps and demeans. Private charity is infinitely more effective and efficient. It’s interesting how the “Catholic leaders” are often AWOL on the Gooferment anti-life activities. But that doesn’t match their political agenda. ATDA!]

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[JR: Not to cause a further dust up, but Bill O’Reilly took on the issue last night. Not to belabor the point, he did point out the NONE of the Catholic bishops signed on or agreed with the “letter”. Interesting. Both BO’R and Laura Ingram — both Catholics — pointed out “politics”. LI went so far as to have specifics on certain signatories’ socialist leanings. Interesting. Thanks to Jasper Stebbins, I knew what they were talking about.]

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May 13, 2011

JBLOGGER: Kasprzak, Loraine [MC1984] dba “advantage-marketing”

http://twitter.com/#!/LMKasprzak

http://www.advantage-marketing.com

http://advantage-marketingblog.com/

Kasprzak, Loraine [MC1984]

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May 13, 2011

JOBIT: Oakley, Marie Louise [Attendee? MC???? RIP]

http://pressrepublican.com/obituaries_archive_url/x1950015842/Marie-Louise-Oakley

May 13, 2011
Marie Louise Oakley
Press-Republican

PERU — Marie Louise Oakley, 84, of Sunlea Village Drive, Peru, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her home with her loving family by her side and under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

She was born in Bronx, N.Y., Dec. 25, 1926, the only child to Carl and Alice (Widel) Peterson; both immigrated to the United States from Sweden. She graduated from Morris High School in South Bronx and attended Manhattan College.

Marie married Ernest V. Oakley, Oct. 3, 1953. Ernie was also an only child. Marie worked at various jobs including Hearst Publishing, Mahopac National Bank and lastly, at the Patent Trader/Village Voice as a proof reader until her retirement.

Marie and Ernie both volunteered for Meals on Wheels in North Carolina. They were both a member of the Willsboro Kitchen Band. Marie was a member of the St. Paul’s Church in Keeseville and a member of the Women’s Club. She was a contributor of many charities. She loved to read, play golf and enjoyed their boat. Marie’s smile and happy personality will be missed by all who knew her.

Marie leaves behind her husband, Ernest V. Oakley; two children, daughter, Victoria Kosakowski and husband, Michael who live in Canaan, N.Y.; and son, Peter Oakley and wife, Debbie who have a health retreat in Costa Rica; and grandson, Arthur Pinori and his fiancée, Laurene; they will be married June 11, 2011.

She was predeceased by her parents; and granddaughter, Paige Pinori, July 2010.

There will be no public calling hours or services. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in the Essex County Veteran’s Cemetery in Wadhams.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be given to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund and mailed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Clinton Street, Keeseville.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Marie Oakley, please visit http://www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com.

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Oakley, Marie Louise [Attendee? MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://hamiltonfuneralhome.com/obituary_view/80831?candle=new

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Dear John,

I do not anything in my “stuff” for Marie.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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May 13, 2011

MFOUND: Paretti, Andrew Jr. [MCattendee ~1944] doesn’t think he’s a hero

http://foxpoint.patch.com/articles/fox-point-veteran-praises-honor-flight

The Neighborhood Files
Fox Point Veteran Praises Honor Flight
Andrew Paretti Jr., World War II veteran and Fox Point resident, shares his experiences.
By Jesse Carpender | 5:00am

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Andrew Paretti Jr. is an 86-year-old World War II veteran, and he doesn’t think he’s a hero. Nor did he want to go on an Honor Flight when his friend, John Young, a retired Navy captain he met in the Navy League, first suggested it.

“Those are for the heroes,” he said. Still, Reid persisted for three years, and finally accompanied Paretti as a guardian on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight two weeks ago to see the National World War II memorial.

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Paretti was only 20 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was in Manhattan College in New York City, his hometown, and could have finished his degree in another semester if he chose. But Paretti’s “old man” was in the Navy in World War I, and so following his sense of duty, “I figured I better get in there,” he said. He left for the war at the end of 1944.

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Paretti, Andrew Jr. [MCattendee ~1944]

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention, then …”. 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.]

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May 13, 2011

JOBIT: Myers, Br. Aloysius [MC1951]

http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Beloved-CBA-educator-dies-1377477.php

Beloved CBA educator dies
“Brother Al” Myers, 80, had deep dedication lasting into later years
By SCOTT WALDMAN Staff writer
Updated 07:08 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2011

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COLONIE — A scooter never slowed him down.

Brother Aloysius Myers, an educator at the Christian Brothers Academy for 52 years, died Thursday at 80. “Brother Al” was more than a teacher, principal and guidance counselor; he was the living embodiment of the school.

Brother Al parked his scooter at the entrance to the school every morning to give high-fives and hugs to the students entering. He parked it on the basketball court, at the end of the bench, and popped Jolly Ranchers into his mouth as he watched the court. He was also there to give varsity basketball coach David Domel a little poke every time he heard a curse word.

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Myers was born John Francis Myers in Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 16, 1930. He grew up on a farm and completed his novitiate years of studies in 1949. He received the name Brother Aloysius Urban that year. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education and political science from Manhattan College in 1951.

Myers started as a teacher at CBA in 1952, and became principal of the junior high school, where he remained until 1969. He was transferred to Trinity High School until 1974, when he returned to the guidance office at CBA after a heart condition took him out of the classroom.

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A viewing will be held in the CBA gym from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Pius X Church in Loudonville.

Reach Scott Waldman at 454-5080 or swaldman@timesunion.com.

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Myers, Br. Aloysius [MC1951]

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May 13, 2011

JNEWS: del Rosario, Michelle [MC????] on charity BoD

http://www.qgazette.com/news/2011-05-11/Front_Page/Jacob_A_Riis_Neighborhood_Settlement_House_Welcome.html

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Welcomes New And Returning Board Members

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Executive Director of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House William T. Newlin recently announced the expansion of its board of directors with the addition and/or return of three new members:

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Michelle del Rosario is an Emerging Market Equities trader at Morgan Stanley. She recently received her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has a strong background in finance and has worked at several firms including Goldman Sachs. Michelle served on the board of Riis Settlement prior to moving to Philadelphia for graduate school and is excited to delve into new initiatives upon her return. A native of the Dominican Republic, she obtained her BA from Manhattan College.

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del Rosario, Michelle [MC????]

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Dear john,

I do not any thing in my “stuff” for Michelle.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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May 13, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Ivey, Terrence [MC1985] Senior App Dev Manager at Citi

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/terrence-ivey/23/ba3/142

Ivey, Terrence [MC1985]
Senior App Development Manager at Citi
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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May 14, 2011

CARTOON: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) “Poor Adolf”

John: Here’s my latest cartoon. I thought a little comparison between Bin Laden and Hitler might be illuminating. {Privacy Invoked} Thanks again, Jerry Breen

[JR: Well, as usual, you are most entertaining, but like guys from up the hill, you ignore certain facts. (1) We ain’t them bad old Ruskies, son, (2) WW2 was the LAST war Congress bothered to declare. (3) What happens when old BHO44 takes a particular dislike to a certain impertinent cartoonist and fat old white guy injineer with desire to see real birth certificates? (4) We have so much wrong with our country we need to go back to basic principles. Shooting unarmed sick old men in their undies still seems wrong to me. (5) And donning my tin foil hat, why did we try Saddam and so many others and yet not do the same to old OBL? Could he have secrets about the CIA that no one wanted coming to light? Did BHO44 need to distract “We, The Sheeple” from low unemployment, zero inflation, and inexpensive gas? (6) Maybe another cartoon is in order. LOL!]

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May 14, 2011

JOY: DeVito, Stephen [MC2003] weds

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/fashion/weddings/allison-maimona-stephen-devito-weddings.html

Allison Maimona, Stephen DeVito

Published: May 13, 2011

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The bride, 29, and the bridegroom, 30, met in April 2009 when he returned from a deployment in Iraq to Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz., where she was stationed.

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The bridegroom serves in the Air Force Reserve and was on active duty at Luke Air Force Base until last December. He is studying at Utica College in preparation for applying to medical schools. He graduated from Manhattan College.

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DeVito, Stephen [MC2003]

[JR: Mozel Tov. I LOVE doing wedding announcements. Second only to babies. To life. Going on.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Stephen is a member of the Class of 2003.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeVito, Stephen [MC2003]

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May 14, 2011

MNEWS: Ongoing student government election controversy

http://mcquad.com/2011/05/14/breaking-news-new-twists-and-turns-in-rocky-election-road/

Breaking News: New Twists and Turns in Rocky Election Road
By Chuck Daly Editor-in-Chief

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In another shocking development in the ongoing student government election controversy, new information has come to light revealing that Joseph Driscoll was ineligible to run for president in the first place.

Both the Manhattan College Student Government Constitution and the Student Handbook say, “elected and appointed representatives of Student Government must have and maintain a minimum overall Grade Point Average of 2.3, while being full-time, undergraduate and matriculating students.”

Driscoll has confirmed to The Quadrangle that he has not met these requirements.

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[JR: Interesting? I love a good political scandal. Maybe a conspiracy or two. Sigh!]

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May 14, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Rambaran, Michael [MC1992] Principal, HVAC Technologies

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-rambaran/b/801/346

Rambaran, Michael [MC1992]
Principal, HVAC Technologies
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Summary:
* Design Engineer: 1992-2000
* Sales Engineer: 2000-2004
* Sales Engineering Manager: 2004-2008
* Owner/Principal: HVAC Technologies:2008-Present

Specialties:
* Design of HVAC Systems;
* Expert in HVAC Equipment Applications;
* Expert in Building Systems as it relates to Energy And Efficiencies

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May 12, 2011

Comment on JNEWS: Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992] to gold or platinum

by Andreas

Thanks John for following my musical effort and sharing it with others, much appreciated, as for gold or platinum lol that would be another dream come true, my main goal is to put out good music that comes from the heart, that has real meaning and depth behind the lyrics and music, my full cd will be out before July 4th 2011, but my first single is on my website andreascetinski.com for listening only right now, in a week hopefully Itunes an Amazon plus a few other music stores will have it listed for sale, thanks again buddy

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May 14, 2011

ENDNOTE: Why Gooferment hates Catholic Education

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/nj-students-step-forward-to-join-catholic-church

NJ students step forward to join Catholic Church
By Charles W. Nutt

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Camden, N.J., Apr 23, 2011 / 01:14 pm (CNA).- St. Mary Magdalen Regional School in Millville, N.J. will finish this academic year with more than a dozen additional Catholic students – but not because of a surge in enrollment.

The increase is due to 13 of the school’s 29 non-Catholic students joining the Catholic Church.

“It is very unusual,” said Sister Rosa Maria Ojeda, the principal. “Usually we have two or three, or at most four.”

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Here’s the reason that “We, The People” have to “die” fighting on the “Gooferment Skrules” “hill”.

Gooferment Skrules propagandize “the young minds full of mush” to believe that the Gooferment actually exists. We all know it’s just a puppet show where the elite control the gang.

Gooferment must KILL “the Church”, any church, as an alternative for the people to go to seek protection from the “King’s” tyranny.

If religious schools are allowed to exist they will undermine the control of the Gooferment and the “Secular Progressives”.

We should have fought this battle years ago. Now we have no choice. We’re in a hopeless situation imho but we have to go down “guns a blazing”.

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

We well may be at that moment or a little past it.

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