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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 – 2010 July 17

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 – 2010 July 17

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W29.html

INDEX 

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Jul 10, 2011

POSITRACTION: The truth and beauty of marriage

http://www.usccb.org/marriageuniqueforareason/video-1-made-for-each-other.shtml

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Marriage: Unique for a Reason provides resources to assist with the catechesis and education of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman. The initiative will eventually include five videos with companion viewer’s guides, resource booklets, and an interactive Web site. The videos serve as an introductory step of catechesis and are meant to be used with their companion Viewer’s Guide and Resource Booklet. Together they are a tool to assist those with the important responsibility of preaching and/or teaching. Nothing can replace the vital and necessary role of the catechist, teacher, and preacher. While the materials are primarily intended for a Catholic audience, it is hoped that Marriage: Unique for a Reason can be of assistance to all those who seek to understand the truth and beauty of marriage.

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Smaltzy!

12 minutes.

G rated.

But as a recent widower, I think it’s exactly spot on.

It reinforces my personal beliefs. (1) That we need the Gooferment out of the “marriage biz”. (2) We can’t allow the “Secular Progressives” to redefine our language (i.e., marriage is between a man and a goat). (3) The complete stupidity of calling a rose a tulip; doesn’t make it so! (4) We can’t “vomit” on people who have different opinions; everyone is made in the image, right? (5) Remember Franz Jagerstatter; you have to stand for the Truth.

I’m sure my fellow Jaspers don’t need a video to remind them of what’s important. But it might be a useful sharing tool to change people’s hearts and minds.

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Jul 10, 2011

JEMAIL: Guerriero, Angela Lynch (MC1981) replies to our entry

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LEGACY NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Message from Angela Guerriero,

RE: Lynch, William Francis “Bill” Jr. [MC1944 RIP]

John,

Thank you for the kind words about my father. He was always very proud of his MC education and that of 7 out of 9 of his children. He was the husband of Dr. Mary E. Lynch, Biology Professor, MC faculty that taught at the Mount and the Dean of General Studies at MC.

Take care,
Angela Lynch Guerriero ’81

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Lynch, William Francis “Bill” Jr. [MC1944 RIP]

Guerriero, Angela Lynch (MC1981)

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[JR: No, let me thank for your reply. That’s very gracious with all that you have going on. Sounds like you grew up with heroic parents. And a line for the bathroom! Heroic in the sense of working through the daily grind of responsibility; lovingly accepted. In my novel, I wrote, and believe, that marriage and children are the closest thing we see to God’s love. And, while all our journeys continue with a heavy heart, we have no choice but to go on. One foot in front of the other. I’m working on a biography of Frau Reinke for the youngsters in our family. Therapeutic for me; perhaps useful for them. With Lulu, the costs are negligible. Maybe you can steal the idea and make it a family project. I’d buy one. I’m convinced that the stories of our fellow alums would be fascinating and educational. Donna Nobis Pacem.]

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Jul 10, 2011

JEMAIL: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) shares a laugh

RE: Bourghol, Peter [MC????] takes a bride

John: Don’t you just love Armenian names? “Rev. Papken Anoushian”. Love it! – Jerry Breen

[JR: ROFL, I thought it was just me. Yup, they do sound so “religious”. And, decades ago, when I worked at WFC, I did visit that little Greek Orthodox church-let. <Too small to call it a church.> And spoke to a priest there. He was always gracious to the tourists. But then aren’t we all just tourists in life. ]

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[JR: By way of a commercial, and Jerry would never mention it, but he does “caricatures” for a living. So if you need a unique gift, i recommend him. And, as an example of his fine work, he did do the Brother Jasper logo on Jasper Jottings for me. So surprise someone! Contact Jerry c/o Jasper Jottings or me. We have to encourage the creator of “Jasper Man”.]

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Jul 10, 2011

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids McHugh, Anthony P. [1948 RIP]

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

RE: JOBIT: McHugh, Anthony P. [1948 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=Anthony-McHugh&pid=152425424

Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McHugh, Anthony P. [1948 RIP]

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Jul 10, 2011

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Bourghol, Peter [MC2006]

RE: JOY: Bourghol, Peter [MC2006] takes a bride

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 11:48 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bourghol, Peter [MC2006]

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Jul 10, 2011

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) on stinginess

Dear Jasper John:

Jasper O’Connell goes beyond all reason and decency by comparing me with Casey Anthony – I have no more in common with that woman than Jasper O’Connell has with Satan himself. Maybe less given his seeming devotion to the lies and depredations of the extreme right wing which has taken hold of the Republican Party and is leading us to ruin.

He seems to have missed the bailout required by the gamblers of Wall Street. He seems unaware of the billions, if not trillions robbed from our economy by the titans of Wall Street.

Where has he been?

I give plenty to charity and spent 18 years caring for elderly relatives and friends. I need not be lecured by people who use a false libertarian philosophy to avoid their responsibilities to pay taxes to support the society they live in.

Medicare and Social Security are both far more efficient than many charities. Has Jasper O’onnell ever looked up facts rather than just repeating the lies of the right?

Jasper O’Connell and Jasper John both need to read the Gospel with an open mind and then read the teachings of the Roman Catholic bishops before they resume lecturing me. It is they who diverge from the teachings of Christ and the Church, not me.

Cons, Neocons, Libertarians etc. kill millions around the world with their policies of stinginess.

Face that fact before lecturing others.

Sincerely yours,
Donad M Stebbins
BS 1961

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[JR: Jasper O’Connell can write for himself. For my part, I am ashamed and mad at what the politicians and bureaucrats do in my name. If I was a more courageous person, I’d lead the charge to stop them. Like the Civil Rights marchers. That being said: <1> Us little L libertarians oppose all bailouts and handouts. So how did “we” give the national treasure to anyone? BY your own admission, we don’t want to “give” anyone anything! <2> We have a fundamental difference about “taxes to support the society they live in”. We “live in” because we are give no choice. Everyone is robbed by the gang in power. I, as a little L libertarian, have no problem paying for that which I agree to pay for. I do have a problem with Socialism that presumes I’ll pay for anyone’s wet dream. <3> Medicare efficient? Most will agree efficient it ain’t; just look at the fraud and waste. Giving out Jazzys and Hoverounds to rich retirees ain’t something I want to pay for; let them buy their own. Social Security’s transfer wealth from poor black men to rich white woman is immoral. And, my wife losing her Social Security “contributions” because she was robbed by dying before she could get her money back, rather than being able to pass them on to her nieces and nephews, really <past tense synonym for urine output> me off. <4> I don’t see where any religious tradition requires me to support an immoral, ineffective, and inefficient form of corruption. But, I’d be happy to learn. <5> BTW Libertarians don’t kill people. We’re not in power … yet. The D’s and the R’s are happy to do so. And, they don’t do it with “stinginess”; they do it with weapons. <6> And stealing from the poor around the world by the inflation of the “dollar” isn’t “stinginess”; it’s systematic theft. So again, ATDA.]

[JR: Reminds me of Plato’s Cave or the back left corner of the Injineering cafeteria where the “barbara streisand” sessions took place. The right corner was where the card games were. That’s seems appropriate. I was in the middle of both then. LOL!]

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Jul 10, 2011

JNEWS: Heithaus, John L. [MC????] on “2 plus two equals 6”

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:by_Iet_o8WQJ:media.globalhrnews.com/+%22manhattan+college%22
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John Heithaus: ALLIANCES – STRATEGIC MARKETING
July 9, 2011
Radio

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…a dialog with John L. Heithaus, SCRP Networking certainly plays a part in the process, but it is far more than that. Humans have survived and thrived using networking to attain goals since the beginning of time. It’s in our DNA to seek and grow support networks for information, security, and resources. But networks are only as good as the glue that binds them, and the alliance is the glue that holds it all together, strengthens and propels the mission.

By definition, a STRATEGIC ALLIANCE is a formal relationship formed between two or more parties to pursue a set of agreed upon goals or to meet a critical business need while remaining independent organizations. We may provide the strategic alliance with resources such as products, distribution channels, manufacturing capability, project funding, capital equipment, knowledge, expertise, or intellectual property. The alliance is a cooperation or collaboration which aims for a synergy where each partner hopes that the benefits from the alliance will be greater than those from individual efforts. The alliance often involves technology transfer (access to knowledge and expertise), economic specialization, shared expenses and shared risk.

John’s twenty-five year career in relocation encompasses management and executive positions with Merrill Lynch, Cartus, Monstermoving.com and Prudential Relocation. He served as Vice President, Membership for the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC) and helped create valuable strategic alliance programs benefiting the association’s worldwide members. Educated at Iona College, Manhattan College’s MBA program and Georgetown University’s McDonough Graduate School of Business, he is currently matriculating for a PhD in Organizational Theory and Design from Warren National University.

Heithaus received ERC’s coveted President’s Award in 1996, in addition to three Distinguished and two Meritorious Service Awards, for his contributions to the industry’s educational and technological initiatives. He also holds the SCRP designation.

So the idea is really to attain a “2 plus two equals 6” outcome when you join forces to market with an alliance partner. Why bother unless you can attain exponential results? For example, when Lexus sells Bose car stereos in its cars, that’s alliance marketing. Leveraging the respective brands to give the consumer something potentially better than simply a “car radio”. It may sound just the same as any Bose … but when it’s your car and you’re cruising 70MPH on the PCH in LA with the Eagles blasting away, it’s the best radio you ever heard. The Lexus brand is thus enhanced — and Bose sells more hardware via the alliance.

Brilliant!

Or how about when you go to Morton’s Restaurant and the menu offers not just soufflés, but Grand Marnier or Godiva soufflés. The customer perception and expectation is altered favorably from the start… and for a premium price to boot.

Alliance Marketing goes far further: in consumer products, education, healthcare, entertainment, homeland security, and many more areas, alliances rule the day. Alliances are really hard work, and not many people are well suited to work in this environment. We’re all taught that winning is a primary goal and that every negotiation should be a ‘zero sum’ gain to get ahead.

And for too many years, the “relocation” industry either overpaid or underpaid for services, depending on what the service was and how important it was perceived by the transferee and the corporate client underwriting the relocation. Further, there’s a good deal of maintenance that goes into an alliance. It takes a focused effort to create the temperament and patience to work alliances for mutual benefit.

But, the advent of alliances in the industry arose from the need to have shared-risk and shared-rewards in the supply chain. The goal is to make sure that vendors become suppliers with “just in time” services customized to the client’s needs, budget and circumstances. And the client works hard to be a good client, pay bills quickly and invest in the relationship to make it a “preferred” relationship. That’s the ‘dream team’ of concepts.

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Heithaus, John L. [MC????]

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Jul 10, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Domato, Daniel [MC2009] Engineering Desginer at HDR

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-domato-eit/17/98a/486

Domato, Daniel [MC2009]
Engineering Desginer at HDR
Greater New York City Area
Environmental Services

Summary: Mr. Domato is an engineering designer at HDR. During his tenure with HDR he has been involved in several Waste-to-Energy and environmental projects, including operations and maintenance monitoring, and environmental compliance monitoring. Mr. Domato majored in Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College where he earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science.

Specialties

Professional Skills: Facility Operation and Maintenance Monitoring, Engineering Cost Estimates, and Environmental Permitting.

Software Skills: AutoCAD, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab, Microsoft Office, Visual Basic Editor, ASPEN, PRO/II, and introductory GIS.

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Jul 10, 2011

JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) on eugenics

10 July 2011

Dear John,

You stated that you did not want a monologue, so here is something for dialogue.

My fellow Jaspers should read “Unnatural Selection” by Mara Hvistendahl, subtitled, “Choosing Boys Over Girls And The Consequences Of A World Full Of Men”. Public Affairs, A member of Perseus Book Group, June 2011. ISBN: 1586488503.

In this book of 314 pages, the Beijing based correspondent, Mara Hvistendahl documents that the natural of expected birth ratio has been shifted by technology and abortion on demand. She writes that the usual or statistical ratio at birth is 105 boys to 100 girls. It has been that way for centuries. Hvistendahl then gives examples of countries where the ratio is as high as 130 boys to 100 girls. She has travelled to China, India, Albania and other countries to investigate why so many boys and so few girls.

The short story is that modern technology has permitted the early determination of the sex of the fetus and the decision is then made to abort the girl babies. The author’s ability to speak Chinese has given her the opportunity to speak directly with the people concerned. Chapters are devoted to the parents and why they would want boys, not girls, the demographer, the doctors, and so on. The author’s writing is excellent as is her grasp of the History of the different areas which she investigated. Read the book.

It is not just China or India or Albania that are affected. Asian enclaves in the United States show this same statistical preference for boys over girls. The data show that some 163 million girl babies are GONE! The feminists have acquired abortion on demand as a right, and, ironically, that freedom of choice has resulted in the death of more girls than boys … Sometimes you get what you wish for.

In the near future, scientific advances will generate technological advancements which will permit the choosing of the color of the eyes, the color of the hair, etc., of the child in the womb. Wanna bet that the demand will be for blue-eyed, blond hair boys? That doesn’t bother me because my eyes are blue, my hair (when I had it, blonde) and I am fair of skin. And, I hate when I am termed an “Anglo”, as I am of Irish descent.

But, just think… somewhere, perhaps in Hell, Adolf Hitler is watching all this, and laughing at us and joining his compatriots in raising their arms and shouting “Seig Heil”! They have won after all.

Sincerely,
John Peter Rooney
MC Engineering 1965

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[JR: Of course, I think you’re spot on. It’s sad to me when I think that the “women’s movement” might have killed the person who would have: cured cancer, brought about world peace, and sung “Suzanne” better that Judy Collins. (OK, that’s a little personal. But you get the idea.) So what are these countries going to do without enough women to do the laundry … err, OK, the heavy lifting of “family life”. Women make the “home”. That contribution is essential. So will we see polygamy? ]

Rooney, John Peter (MC1965)

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Jul 11, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) responds in Yahoo Answers

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110708095603AAAxo1P

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David Rosenbloom

What are my chances of getting into Manhattan College 3.33gpa?

I’m a transfer student from Montclair State University. Majoring in Management Information Systems

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PE2008

You’re in the acceptable range.

Be aware Manhattan College gets a Yellow Light (“Caution”) by the ISI Foundation for being nominally Catholic, but being one of the most gay-friendly schools in America, The administration openly flouts Catholic doctrine.

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Why ask a faceless nameless audience? Why not go directly to the source?

Any questions regarding the transfer admissions process please contact: Michael Petri,Director of Transfer Admissions at 718-862-7299, or michael.petri@manhattan.edu.

As an alum, I KNOW that the faculty and staff are ALL motivated to “make it right”. Win win for everyone.

And, if he does bite, I’m sure he’s had all his shots. (That’s a joke.)

As far as “nominally Catholic”, I know a lot of folks would disagree. I suspect that PE2008 has been listening to the NLRB. I’d suggest that we look towards the Bishop Dolan for guidance. He’s not been shy about asking non-conforming “catholic” colleges to stop using the label.

Also, understand that MC is supposed to be a place of learning, where your thinking is challenged, but also a loving environment towards all “men of good will”.

Take a look at http://jasperjottings-daily.com/ for some Jasper accomplishments.

I hope you choose wisely.

fjohn68

Ferdinand John Reinke
Manhattan College Alumni
Class of 1968
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
http://wp.me/Pg9z-bt (Email form)

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Jul 11, 2011

JNEWS: D’Emic, Kevin [MC????] wins a race

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/high_school/2011/07/11/2011-07-11_his_point_of_pride.html?page=1

Seventh annual Breezy Point Biathlon, organized by Ryan Woerner, sees finale come and go Sunday
BY DYLAN KITTS
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS
Monday, July 11th 2011, 4:00 AM

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Ryan Woerner took a deep breath and walked across the starting line of the seventh annual Breezy Point Biathlon, where he was greeted by one runner after another.

After several brief exchanges, the runners were off. Woerner, the biathlon’s organizer, stood and watched, knowing that he’d just witnessed the final takeoff of the popular Rockaways community event, which he founded when he was a student at Xavier HS in 2005.

“I’m going to miss this,” said Woerner, 22, who recently completed his first year as an assistant coach with Cornell’s women’s basketball team, making him one of the youngest Division-I assistants in the country.

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Kevin D’Emic, a long distance runner for Manhattan College, won the biathlon with a time of 18:37. He said he participates because he’s friends with Woerner, whom he knew from the neighborhood and as a high school classmate.

“This is the most fun I have preparing for the season,” said D’Emic, who also won the biathlon in each of the past five years. “It is much shorter than what I’m accustomed to running, but it is definitely a good test for speed.”

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Woerner decided to discontinue the race mostly because of his budding career. He and his assistants were afraid they would not have enough time to organize an event of this stature next year.

It may have been the finale, but the mood at Saturday’s race was celebratory, and Woerner said that was only appropriate.

“Last year was much more emotional because Alice passed,” Woerner said. “Today was not a sad day. It was a celebration for all, of the positive effect this event has had on the community.”

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D’Emic, Kevin [MC????]

[JR: Of course, congrats to my fellow Jasper for a win. And, having “fun”. But in reading the story, I was touched by sadness at the “last race”. All to often good stuff has to end because there is no one to pick up the torch when the founder can no longer do it. That’s sad. In some ways, that’s what I feel will happen to Jasper Jottings when I can no longer do it. That’s why I focus on zero cost and easy as possible. In hopes of not being “indispensable” to it. We’ll see if my fear is realized.]

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Jul 11, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Reilly, Thomas [MC1978] EVP at Jones Lang LaSalle

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-reilly/7/505/bb1

Reilly, Thomas [MC1978]
Executive Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle
Greater New York City Area
Commercial Real Estate

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Jul 11, 2011

JHQ: MC Presents New Brand Identity

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2011_07

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2011_07/#news_article1

College Presents New Brand Identity

Manhattan College is launching the first phase of The Promise, the College’s new advertising and promotional campaign, designed to deliver clearer and sharper messaging and a more recognizable public image. The Promise campaign will highlight key information about the history of the College and define the distinctive values of a Manhattan College education. It will also initiate a new approach to promoting the College through various forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin), a new website, admissions marketing materials, and a standards and usage guide, which are all part of phase two of The Promise campaign and will debut in fall 2011.

The campaign is the product of a year-long process that involved extensive research and focus groups, and included current and prospective students, faculty, parents, alumni, donors, trustees, the Christian Brothers community, and other stakeholders. The Promise campaign seeks to distinguish Manhattan as a premier Lasallian Catholic institution with a special emphasis on the College’s heritage.

“Our new strategic plan commits us to strive for a new level of excellence and our marketing campaign will make a bold statement about that commitment to prospective students and the wider community,” says Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College. “The marketing initiative is intended to get people to sit up and take notice, and to inform them in a powerful way about what makes a Manhattan College education distinctive and valuable.”

Along with the campaign, the College is unveiling a bold new official logo. The logo represents the College’s identity through three key elements encased in a traditional crest: the symbolic M representing the institutional name, the founding date 1853 positioned as the foundation, and the Lasallian Star of Faith (“Signum Fidei”), which symbolizes the five core principles set forth by St. John Baptist De la Salle. Those principles are faith in the presence of God, respect for all people, commitment to quality education, an inclusive community, and concern for the poor and social justice. The font and color selection are classic and true to the College’s heritage.

In addition to the official College logo, Manhattan College will also retain an updated version of the Jaspers block M athletic logo.

“We are proud to be central to the development of Manhattan College’s new brand identity, an identity that is traditional yet fresh and enduring. This revitalized new brand sets us apart to become the first choice educational selection for millennials,” says Ed O’Hara, senior partner of the NYC-based branding firm SME.

Application of the logo will begin immediately with implementation continuing throughout the academic year. Logo management and guidelines will be coordinated by the college relations’ office.

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Jul 11, 2011

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) thinks government could be efficient

Hello John,

Response to Bill O’Connell

1) When did we give our national treasure to the greediest people in the country? Or do we count you among those who believe all property belongs to the government until such time as it picks the winner to give it to?

The tax code favors the rich. It finances the government off the middle class and gives the rich their money back to reinvest.

2) In what area exactly does the government (except for the military) perform any service better than the private sector? You may be willing to pay taxes to support any needy child via government programs and that’s fine. What’s stopping you? You can write as big or as many checks to the Treasury as your heart desires, why wait for the taxman to come and take it? You can also take the more efficient route and bypass the government and give your money directly to the numerous charities that help children without losing a significant portion of it in government waste, fraud, abuse. (Take note, conservatives on average give 30% more to charity than liberals)

Although the Post Office is often maligned, it sends a letter from Florida to Washington State for 44 cents. It loses a little money doing this. It could probably break even at 50 cents. If you think that a private company could do this, then put your money where your mouth is and send all your mail by FedEx or UPS.

There is no reason why the government cannot be efficient. There are many good local governments that are efficient and many businesses that are not efficient. Corruption affects government and business alike. Poor journalistic integrity and public disinterest (except for complaining) contributes to the problem.

3) Parents should decide whether or not to have a child before they create one. It seems the only difference between your view and that of Casey Anthony, on trial in Florida for the murder of her two year old, is that she waited too long. You seem to believe you are allowed to kill a child as long as no one wants the child. Only after someone becomes attached to the child does it become murder.

Agreed, life is continuous. Ending a life after the moment of conception is murder.

Regards,
Mark A. Mangone
Senior Environmental Engineer
Skype: enognam

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Mangone, Mark (MC1977)

[JR: Glad to get the discussion rolling. I’ll get my 5¢ in first. <1> One statistic from the NY Times July 30, 2009, 2:26 PM “Top 1% Paid More in Federal Income Taxes Than Bottom 95% in ‘07”. So if the “rich” are biasing the tax code, they’re doing a bad job of it. It’s probably the politicians selling “tax breaks” and handouts that are the worst. And, progressive taxation is immoral imho. Taxes are theft. Other than national defense, I can’t think of any reason for the Federal Government and that cost could be passed to States by capitation as the Constitution allows. <2> The PO doesn’t account for its true costs like a business. If it did, the losses would be even worse. And, I wouldn’t call the 2010 loss of $8.5 billion loss as “a little money”. <3> At least we all agree that murder is murder. Unfortunately, the Gooferment is a bigger murderer and I think that we have to use persuasion, not force, to stop this terrible stupidity.]

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Jul 12, 2011

JTWITTER: Ferrarotto, Amanda [MC2012] thinks ill of Zappos

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

@aferrarotto

Amanda Ferrarotto

Photo: We all know that sex sells, but has Zappos gone too far in using that concept to sell their brand?… http://tumblr.com/x303fwy4qn

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Ferrarotto, Amanda [MC2012]

[JR: Nice to see that it’s not just this grumpy fat old white guy injineer thinking that this ad demeans. At least Lady Godiva had a noble purpose.]

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Jul 12, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Reilly, Thomas [MC1989] VP at FRB of NY

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-reilly/a/7b4/6a7

Reilly, Thomas [MC1989]
Vice President at Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Greater New York City Area
Banking

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Jul 13, 2011

JOBIT: Burton, Scott J. [MC1991 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Scott-Burton&pid=152513299

BURTON, SCOTT J.

Scott J. Burton of Ridgewood, NJ, formerly of New City, NY, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2011 at Springfield Hospital in VT.

He recently held the position of Commissioner of Environmental Management and Engineering for the Town of Orangetown and prior had worked for Pfizer In Pearl River.

Scott, born October 4, 1968, was born to James and Patricia Burton and raised in New City, NY. He was a very proud graduate of Clarkstown South HS and Manhattan College where he earned a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, cum laude et Al, and later earned his Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering.

The friends Scott made in both high school and college remained life-long and they shared many fun moments and escapades that became the source of many stories whenever they were together. Scott met his wife Christine Moran at Manhattan College and they were married in August of 1996 at St. Aedan’s in Pearl River. They were blessed with three boys, twins Christopher and Matthew in 2003 and Daniel in 2006. Scott adored his boys and they thought the world of him. He could always be found with the boys in tow doing everything and anything. Scott will always be remembered for his love of life and his devotion to his family.

Scott is also survived by his sister Barbara Sangenito (Fred) of Marietta, GA; brother Michael Burton (Julia) of Chappaqua; sister JoAnn Neugebauer (Paul) of Orangeburg and his loving nieces and nephews Michael and Daniel Sangenito, Kyle & Samantha Burton and Jessica & Nicole Neugebauer, all of whom will miss their Uncle Scott deeply. Scott is joining his mother and father, whom he missed dearly, in heaven.

Calling hours will be from 4-8PM on Thursday, July 14 at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River, NY. (Any special stories of Scott you would like to share can be typed and brought to the wake.) The funeral mass will be Friday at 10AM at St. Aedan’s Church, 23 Reid Drive, Pearl River, NY. Internment will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family is setting up a college fund for the boys. If interested, a check made out to JoAnn Neugebauer can be mailed to: Burton, P.O. Box 403, Orangeburg, NY 10962.

Published in the The Journal News on July 13, 2011

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Burton, Scott J. [MC???? RIP]

[JR: The obit implies that this was a Jasper marriage.]

Burton, Christine Moran [MC????]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=scott-burton&pid=152513299&cid=full

[JR: Way to young and to leave young children. Bummed. Extra prayers and donations required. I can only empathize with this families loss.]

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On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

I believe that Scott is a member of the Class of 1991.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burton, Scott J. [MC1991 RIP]

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Jul 13, 2011

JEMAIL: Gearity, John (MC1961) reports on Eithiopian inflation rate

Reported by Bloomberg July 12, 2011

Ethiopia inflation rate for June was 38.1%

Brother Greg Flynn (MC 1957) needs more money to feed the street kids of Addis Abba. www.addis-hope.com

John Gearity (MC1961)

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[JR: Yes, I imagine he’s facing a daunting rise in costs. Some measure of which is due to our using ethanol and our printing press money. I hope your note generates more donations. I’ve chipped in. He’s in the front lines doing a job I wouldn’t want to do.]

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Jul 13, 2011

JNEWS: Bowles, Ray [MC1957] wins bronze at National Senior Games

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/jul/12/75-year-old-palm-city-resident-wins-bronze-medal-a/

75-year-old Palm City resident wins bronze medal at National Senior Games
Nancy McCarthy
Posted July 12, 2011 at 4:45 p.m., updated July 12, 2011 at 4:48 p.m.

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PALM CITY — When Ray Bowles retired and moved to Florida 10 years ago, he wasn’t looking for a “waterfront home” in the traditional sense. This 75-year-old avid swimmer was searching for access to a 25-yard swimming pool where he could perfect his swimming strokes. Bowles finally found the ideal spot at Martin Downs Sports Resort where he swims an average of 50 laps every day. His intense practice paid off when Bowles brought home a bronze medal in the 500-yard freestyle from the National Senior Games held in Houston,Texas from June 28-30.

The national event is the third tier in the competition that begins at County and then State level. Bowles’ 9 minute 13 second time was enough to secure the bronze medal, and bragging rights. “This is the second year I’ve participated in the senior games. It’s been an exhilarating experience,” Bowles said.

Bowles began swimming competitively in high school before joining his college team at Manhattan College. Since then, swimming has continued to be a passion. “It’s a great way to stay healthy and in shape without wearing out your joints,” Bowles said.

When asked if he’s planning to compete in the senior games next year, Bowles said he is taking it one “lap” at a time.

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Bowles, Ray [MC????]

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On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bowles, Ray [MC1957]

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Jul 13, 2011

JNEWS: Booth, William D. [MC1990] sells a condo

http://dc.blockshopper.com/news/story/1700131941-Energy_attorney_selling_condo_in_Logan_Circle,

Energy attorney selling condo in Logan Circle
by Ceana Andrews, published July 12, 2011 ShareThis

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William D. Booth listed for sale a one-bedroom, one-bath condo at 1205 N. Street N.W. in Logan Circle

{Extraneous Deleted}

Mr. Booth is a partner at the law firm SNR Denton, where he practices energy law. Before he joined SNR Denton, he was a partner with the energy law firm Bruder, Gentile and Marcoux, LLP and has practiced energy law in the New York office of Huber Lawrence and Abell. Prior to practicing law, he worked as radiological engineer with the New York Power Authority.

He obtained his J.D. from Pace Law School, received his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, and graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power School.

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Booth, William D. [MC????]

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On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1990.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Booth, William D. [MC1990]

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Jul 13, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Reilly, Tom [MC1994] Director Finance at Novartis

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-reilly/7/b61/795

Reilly, Tom [MC1994]
Director Finance at Novartis
Greater New York City Area
Accounting

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Jul 13, 2011

JNEWS: Pischera, Dana (MC2009) helps a fellow traveler

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Woman passes out on the train basically right on top of me. I can’t believe i was the ONLY ONE who took care of her out of all Penn Station commuters! Gave her my water bottle, my bag incase she got sick, a hair tie to tie her hair up & even wet my t-shirt and wrapped it around her neck until medical attention came…. Note to NYC commuters: PLEASE drive lots of water, trains are very hot.

— Pischera, Dana (MC2009)

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[JR: Nice to see that this Jasper emulates the Good Samaritan.]

http://facebook.com/dana.pischera

[JR: I suggest Jaspers on Facebook hit that link and put a “like” on that report. Give her some positive reinforcement.]

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Jul 14, 2011

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) thinks about poverty

Dear Jasper John,

Lest anyone think I reached too high or too low by mentioning Satan himself, remember that Nancy Grace claimed that “the devil is dancing tonight” after Casey Anthony was acquitted. Hence Jasper O’Connell’s comparing me to Casey brought Satan into play.

Casey Anthony is a perfect example of right wing anti-abortion people’s attitude toward children. Casey carried Caylee to term and then neglected her, not even reporting her disappearance. Isn’t that exactly what cons and neocons do regarding children born into poverty?

Around the world 30,000 children die every day via malnutrition and diseases rampant in high poverty areas. We as a nation could do much to end that situation if we had the mind to. Personally my wife and I have sponsored children in various countries continuously since 1969 via private charities. I calculate that if everyone in this country gave the same level of income that we have there would have been no need for governmental foreign aid. So how about about cons and neocons chipping in?

If we had concentrated on ending poverty around the world instead of seeking profits everywhere we would be the most loved country instead of one of the most hated. We could be spending a lot less on the “war on terror” and enjoying a much higher standard of living even while sharing some of our wealth. Policies dominated by greed have produced little of value and now led us to the brink of disaster. Unbelievably the cons now want to place the burden for paying our past profligacy on the backs of the poor and middle class by cutting benefits rather than raising taxes on the perpetrators of the crime.

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

[JR: As it appears you’re aiming at me, I’ll take a stab at a response. <1> Nancy Grace is a liberal. And, I’ll take her on face value, she’s passionate. Wrong, but loud. The State make its case. True, I didn’t sit through it, but from what I saw. They didn’t PROVE she murdered the child; though imho they did prove a murder with the duct tape. <2> Two wrongs. Child neglect, while horrific, doesn’t stack up to abortion, where the child never gets a chance at life. And, again imho, abortion is evidence of what HQ calls the “culture of death”. It coarsens and conditions us to accept the murder of innocents. We have a feast day about Holy Innocents. <3> Poverty? Well let’s chat about that. The Scripture tells us that we’ll always have poor folk. Let’s divide poverty into Third World Poverty and “poverty” in the USA. I’d suggest that your beloved Big Gooferment is the cause. Third World Poverty is “caused” by corrupt Gooferments that are supported and sustained by your Big Gooferment. You’ve read how if I were King, I’d give them a “time out” (i.e., Persona Non Grata) until conditions changed. Here’ in the “good” old USA, your Big Gooferment — thru its “war on poverty”, foreign adventures, “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”, and the dole — has created (four?) generations of welfare “farmers”. The slaves may have been “freed”, but they are right back on the “plantation” without the kindly slave owner. How impoverished are they? The dole has taken their God Given right to be free. <4> “Conservatives” are reported to give three times as much as “Liberals”. While you’re asking for “chip ins”, why not start with Joe Biden? That good Catholic’s tax return is an eye opener. <5> War is the health of the State. And, “The broken window fallacy” of Frédéric Bastiat! War is a waste. I’d love a truly humble foreign policy, like Switzerland. Vote for Ron Paul and we’ll get it. <6> IMHO the “perpetrators” are the politicians of both parties. As far as cutting “benefits”, 50% of the folks pay nothing in taxes. We need more rowers and fewer riders. And, in the “riders” class, it’s not the truly poor. It’s the politicians and bureaucrats. It’s the corporate welfare. And, yes, it’s the people on welfare who are gaming the system. Unfortunately, we have to cut all of them off to end the abuse. Real people will pick up the slack for the truly needy. <7> The Gooferment is not the way to help truly poor people. Gooferment is immoral (i.e., taxes are theft), ineffective (i.e., 40 years of the ware on poverty and it’s gotten worse), and inefficient (i.e., as evidence look at Hoverarounds for rich senior citizens). We have a fundamental difference on this. So ATDA! Donna Nobis Pacem]

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Jul 14, 2011

JHQ: 10 MC MBA student visit India

http://www.manhattan.edu/news_and_events/featured/07_11_11_1.shtml

Business Students Visit India as Part of College’s New M.B.A. Program

As an academic component to Manhattan College’s new graduate M.B.A. program launching this fall, 10 graduate business students from the Class of 2012 embarked on a two week trip to India earlier this summer to gain a first-hand look at the rising Indian market.

Prior to departing for India, the students had two classroom meetings to discuss and analyze India’s unique place in the global economy and how businesses operate. Students must submit a final paper at the end of summer as part of the completion to this academic component. The trip was designed to offer students the opportunity to visit a variety of local companies and factories, and learn more extensively about day-to-day business operations in India. In addition, students attend onsite seminars with Indian businessmen, politicians, intellectuals and social activists to discuss contemporary issues and problems relating to the Indian economy and the business environment.

The trip began in Delhi, India with a visit to the U.S. Embassy, and students heard about careers in the State Department and the current economic and political situation within India. On the second day, the students listened to presentations on Model Rural Youth Development Organization (MRYDO), a non-profit organization that provides services to underdeveloped communities (such as Najafgarh, Delhi and Haryana) at the company’s main office in Prem Nagar. In particular, MRYDO explained how the company is helping to empower the women of these communities through self-help groups.

“This was one of the more rewarding stops on the trip and prior to visiting MRYDO, all I knew about micro-finance groups was what I read about in class or in the newspaper in relation to Haiti and other third world countries,” said Eduardo Baez ’11. “Getting the opportunity to see the inner workings of these groups provided me with insight as to how people from rural communities and villages are able to empower themselves and start their own business, and the concept of inter-person lending is powerful and its potential had far reaching effects. One of the women in the village was able to send her daughter off to college and others were able to start their own businesses.”

“We were told that the women and children within these groups are taught several skills in order to better their lives and their financial situations,” added Baez. “We got to see the classrooms where they were taught cosmetology and sewing.”

The remainder of the trip was spent touring and seeing other companies including: Brenntag Ingredients, a distributor of industrial and specialty chemical ingredients; Quatrro BPO Solutions, a global business process outsourcing market share company; and Tata Consulting Services (TCS), a subsidiary of the Tata Group. The students also saw the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore (IIM), a prestigious institution, which offers post-graduate programs.

In addition to the academic portion of the trip, students were able to explore and experience the city of Bangalore’s Bull Temple, botanical garden and the palace, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, go to an elephant camp and much more.

“I feel there is no better way to learn about doing business in India than to actually be there on the ground,” said Grishma Shah, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and marketing in the school of business. “This not only engages the students with professionals on the field, but more importantly, it enables them to observe, experience and absorb the thousands of things going on around them. All of this culminates in a holistic experience, which allows for a much greater understanding of the larger paradigm in which business operates in India.”

To learn more about Manhattan College’s new M.B.A. program, visit http://manhattan.edu/academics/business/MBA_Curriculum.shtml and read the group’s blog.

July 11, 2011 Featured News Item

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Jul 14, 2011

JNEWS: Ehler, Diannae [MC1982] depdir @ NYPA TBT

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110713/BIZ/107130346

Stewart Airport’s general manager takes new job Port Authority promotes Ehler after four years By Judy Rife Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 07/13/11 Last updated: 2:07 PM – 07/13/11

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STEWART AIRPORT — Diannae Ehler, the Port Authority’s first general manager at Stewart International Airport, is leaving after four years for another position at the bistate agency.

Ehler, a civil engineer who joined the Port Authority as a summer intern in 1983, will become deputy director of the agency’s Tunnels, Bridges

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Family helped make decision

Ehler, who lives in Nyack, said another factor in her decision, made in concert with her family, was the age of her children. Her daughter starts college in September — she’ll study engineering — and her twin sons just turned 16.

“For me, personally, being the first general manager at Stewart was fabulous,” said Ehler. “It was a tall order, to take the bones of the airport — we had a terminal that was a former parachute factory and we were surrounded by abandoned military barracks — and develop a vision.

“Would we have preferred not to do this in a recession?” she continued. “Of course. But we have come so far, and we are going to see it all the way through. We know Stewart will be a success.”

Ehler grew up in Queens Village and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Manhattan College. She also has an MBA in management and finance from Fordham University.

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Ehler, Diannae [MC????]

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On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

I believe that Diannae is a member of the Class of 1982,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ehler, Diannae [MC1982]

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Jul 14, 2011

JNEWS: Wolbeck, John [MC1997] Norbert Gerbier-MUMM Intl Award

http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/suny-orange-professor-receives-award-for-authorship/

SUNY Orange Professor Receives Award For Authorship
Jul 13th, 2011 | By HV Insider | Category: Community Happenings
Engineering Professor John Wolbeck Contributed to Winning Paper on Land-Based Ecosystems and the Climate

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SUNY Orange engineering professor John Wolbeck has received international recognition for his contributions toward a research paper that examines relationships between climate and the carbon exchange of land-based ecosystems to predict future levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Wolbeck, who is interim chair of SUNY Orange’s Science, Engineering and Architecture Department, was the fourth author on a paper entitled “Climate Control of Terrestrial Carbon Exchange Across Biomes and Continents” that received the Norbert Gerbier-MUMMM International Award as presented by the World Meteorological Organization. The WMO is an agency of the United Nations The paper was printed in “Environmental Research Letters” in 2010 (Volume 5).

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Wolbeck recently concluded his 18th year as a faculty member at SUNY Orange. He graduated from the College in 1983 before earning his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo and his master’s degree from Manhattan College.

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Wolbeck, John [MC????]

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On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1997.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wolbeck, John [MC1997]

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Jul 14, 2011

JBLOGGER: Nigro, Nicholas [MC1984] tells a sad tale

http://nicholasnigro.blogspot.com/2011/07/greg-quigleys-cautionary-tale.html

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Greg Quigley’s Cautionary Tale

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The man was deeply depressed by the time his father passed away. The family home had been willed to him, so at least he would have some money coming to him when it was sold, and a roof over his head in the interim. However, his brother asked that Greg sign the property over to him. His family could move right into the old Quigley family house. What would a single guy do with such a big house anyway? And why sell it to a stranger when it could be kept in the family? Compliant, Greg gave the house to his sibling and got nothing in return. Despite being downcast and downtrodden, he rented an apartment and tried to survive on his own.

When I got to know him, Greg was of much sounder mind. He had emerged from the doldrums and fully realized that his big brother had taken advantage of him at a very vulnerable point in his life. But that was ancient history, he said. He had made peace with that life episode. Greg worked by day and attended law school by night. On the surface, he was a living and breathing example of the possibilities of redemption. Seemingly, he was picking up the pieces and beginning again.

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Nigro, Nicholas [MC1984]

[JR: This really hits home. Could be my ending! Pathetic. Makes you wonder. Sadly. Well written.]

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Jul 14, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Reilly, Tom [MC1975] ACCTREP at Mooney General Paper

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-reilly/1/aa2/89b

Reilly, Tom [MC1975]
ACCT. REP. at MOONEY GENERAL PAPER
Greater New York City Area
Wholesale

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Jul 15, 2011

JEMAIL: Iannuzzi, Regina [MC2005] NYC Marathon 4 favorite charity

Dear John,

Below is an email from Regina Iannuzzi, ’05 who has overcome a lot of adversity with a smile.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. You get all the good emails; I get Obits.]

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Hello There Friends and Family!!!

There was a saying that was mentioned around my office this year… “What A Difference A Year Can Make”!! Well, in my case that was beyond true!! As most of you know the year anniversary of my accident is upon us.

For those of you that don’t I was up at my favorite family place “Maplewood Farm and Orchards” in VT and was on my horse Romeo. He was spooked and took me for a ride that ended in me hitting a post and slamming to the ground head and back first. This result was fracturing a few vertebrates, compressing the soft tissue in my lower back as well as a few discs.

All and all I am the luckiest girl in the world because I was able to feel pain throughout my body. To often this is not the case.

I decided during my recovery that I wanted to become a member of Team Reaves in Support of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation as well as Larry Dubey. I’m participating in the NYC Marathon Nov 6, 2011!! You may see me walking but I will finish this :)!!

I am asking all of my friends and family to please visit the following site and support Team Reeve and me. The amount that I raise through Team Reeve will also be matched and donated to Larry Dubey and his family!

http://www.christopherreeve.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=469384&supid=326919147

I cant thank you all enough especially my amazing family, friends, and my T4 Trainers at Equinox Rick, Dominick, and Ian without you I would not be doing so great!

Please send to anyone you think would be interested in donating.

Thanks!!
Regina I.

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Iannuzzi, Regina [MC2005]

[JR: Here thanks to Mike, Jaspers have another opportunity to “exercise their pet moths” (i.e., open up the change purse and let the light shine in) and support our fellow Jasper. Who was very lucky and appears to know it. Prayers of thanksgiving, of course. Checks applaud the loudest.]

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Jul 15, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Wynne, Daniel [MC1994] Dir Marketing at Sharp Electronics

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-wynne/9/a3a/a93

Wynne, Daniel [MC1994]
Director of Marketing at Sharp Electronics
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Electronics

Summary: Marketing Executive with significant experience in marketing consumer and commercial products. Senior management positions at multi-national companies have provided a thorough understanding of what is required to manage a business and the ability to assess the financial and operational impact of decision alternatives. Demonstrated ability to manage a team, increase market share and improve profitability.

Specialties:
– Channel marketing
– Product management
– Marcom strategy & execution
– Brand extension
– Lead cross-functional teams
– Marketing & lead generation campaigns
– P&L management
– CRM using Salesforce

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Jul 16, 2011

JNEWS: Meehan, Msgr. John [MC1959] and Sandstrom, Fr. Philip [MC1957]

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 12:48 AM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

The July 14th Edition of Catholic New York has a piece on the Retirement of Priests from the Archdiocese. Among them are at least two Jaspers: Fr. Philip Sandstrom,’57 and Msgr. John Meehan,’59.

Father Phil has since 1988, been on the Faculty, and has served as director of liturgy at American College, Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels,. He also served two English Speaking Parishes in Brussels. From 1974 to 1985 he was on the Faculty of Cardinal Spellman High School and offered Mass on Sundays at St. Barnabas Parish in the Bronx.

Msgr. Meehan has served as the Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Mount Vernon since 1992 where he attracted a large following form the area to his special liturgy. Earlier he had served on the Faculty of Cardinal Hayes High School.

They both came back for their Classes 50th Reunion and Con celebrated the Reunion Mass. We wish them a long and enjoyable retirement.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Since my Mom’s passing, I’ve lost my CNY reader. I could always count on her telling me about anything mentioning MC as she read it cover to cover. She didn’t have any sense of time and she new her memory was bad, so she’d be equally likely to call at 3PM or 3AM. Funny now; not so at 3AM. Visualize the 3AM call: “No, Mom, I didn’t know that MC had a new ad on page 27”. Miss those.]

[JR: Of course, I applaud our two fellow on their achievements. On a serious note, where are the replacements?]

Meehan, Msgr. John [MC1959]

Sandstrom, Fr. Philip [MC1957]

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Jul 16, 2011

JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) gets a Simon ‘n’ Schuster book deal

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Douglas Nicholas wrote:

Hi John,

I’ve just signed a two-book contract with Simon & Schuster; they’re going to publish my novel, Something Red, in Spring 2012, plus a sequel (which I’m busy writing!). They’ll be published under S&S’s Emily Bestler Books imprint. Something Red was originally self-published, but the contract stipulates that it be withdrawn from sale, so it won’t be available till the S&S edition comes out. You can find a description of it, though, at the following website:

http://fantasyguide.stormthecastle.com/authors/something-red-by-douglas-nicholas.htm

In vaguely related news, Manhattan College Library has purchased three of my poetry books from Amazon.com: Iron Rose, a collection of poems set in and inspired by New York City; The Rescue Artist, meditations on love and a 45-year marriage; and The Old Language, poems on the company of animals.

Regards,
Douglas Nicholas
Arts ’64

[JR: Congratulations. I know what an accomplishment that is. Patterson watch out. Hey, I gave the Library my book to get it in there. I wuz robbed; they BOUGHT yours? I got a sad tale about how poor they were. Imagine them taking advantage of a poor fat old white guy injineer! Yup, ingineers have to be suspicious of all them there hill dwellers. Seriously, great achievement; I’m green with envy. When it’s published, please send us the link to buy. And, of course, I’m available as a “compensated spokesperson”. LOL, like poor old Ed McMann; may he rest in peace.]

Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)

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Jul 16, 2011

JNEWS: Young, Stephen M. [MC????] for Super of Berlin School District

http://eastwickpress.com/news/2011/07/the-candidates-for-bcsd-superintendent/

The Candidates For BCSD Superintendent
July 15, 2011 by eastwickpress
by Thaddeus Flint

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The Berlin Central School District held a Meet the Candidates night on June 28 allowing residents to meet and interview the final two candidates for the District’s Superintendent position.

The finalists in the search are Virginia Keegan of the Owen D. Young Central School District in Herkimer County and Stephen M. Young of Lindenhurst Public Schools in Suffolk County.

The public either didn’t know of the meeting or didn’t feel like sitting in a classroom with their prospective Superintendant on such a nice summer’s night. There were only around eight people in the room, most of them faculty and staff of the Berlin Schools. The Board of Education was represented by Board Member John Nash, and Board Member-elect Jim Willis.

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The interview session with Young was more like a classroom experience, and one could easily see him as he once was, a science teacher in the Bronx. Young sat at a desk at the front of the classroom, the public in the little chairs. Young took names like a roll call. Thankfully nobody was late. The interviewers wondered if Young knew what it was like to work in a district with a higher than average poverty rate? Young asked what percentage of students at BCS received free lunch. The answer was thought to be around 40%. “Well in the Bronx, at one school, we had 100%, that is every single kid on free lunch,” said Young. Young studied biology in the Bronx, getting a Bachelors from Manhattan College, and then a Masters at Fordham University. In 1998 he received a Masters in Education from the College of New Rochelle. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Education Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University. He has taught at Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, Intermediate School 116 in the Bronx, The Bronx High School of Science and Benjamin Cardoza High School in Bayside, NY. Currently he is interim District Administrator at Lindenhurst Public Schools, a District far larger than Berlin, having over five thousand students and an astronomical budget of $137,091,637 for the 2010 – 2011 school year.

Young spoke of the need to bring the towns that make up this district together, almost echoing the words of the District’s previous Interim Superintendent, Dr. Brian Howard. When questioned as to his thoughts on what a 21st century education meant, he said that a student could “successfully leave Berlin, pick up a news paper and read and understand everything in it, that a student could go into the workforce and work together with teams from all over the world.” But Young also stressed the need for an education that is not overly focused on technology. Students are plugged in, computer literate “but some kids don’t know how to change a tire.”

Young then turned the tables on his interviewers and asked them a question: “What is it about Berlin that is special, that makes parents want to send their kids here?” Dianne Mosher, a Berlin teacher, answered right back. “We really care about the kids,” she said, and the others in the room agreed with her.

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Young, Stephen M. [MC????]

[JR: Glad I never had to interview like that.]

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Jul 16, 2011

MVIDEO: WRCM April 4, 1993

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6o_kYNF2Js

WRCM Manhattan College April 4, 1993- “Top Ten Things Overheard At Bob’s Birthday Bash”

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Jul 16, 2011

MFOUND: … just which Manhattan team this young man played for?

http://cabinetcardgallery.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/early-baseball-player-was-he-on-the-roster-of-the-manhattan-college-jaspers/

EARLY BASEBALL PLAYER: WAS HE ON THE ROSTER OF THE MANHATTAN COLLEGE JASPERS?

By bmarshphd

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The question remains; is the player in the photograph a former member of the collegiate Jaspers? Is he a former member of the prep school team; or is he a member of some other team from a non New York town called Manhattan? Perhaps a visitor to this site will pitch hit for this writer and determine just which Manhattan team this young man played for.

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[JR: Any detectives? ]

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Jul 16, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Trageser, Thomas [MC1994] Director at Merrill Lynch

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-trageser/9/526/348

Trageser, Thomas [MC1994]
Director at Merrill Lynch
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Jul 16, 2011

ENDNOTE: One Young Man; dead in a ‘lost cause” … again

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/06/25/one-young-mans-sacrifice

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 | Posted by Veterans Today
One Young Man’s Sacrifice
by James Theres

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Ryan Larson wasn’t a Veteran. He never had the chance. But he was one of us. A little more than a year ago, the former high school wrestler and class President from Friendship, Wisconsin enlisted in the United States Army. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia and arrived at Fort Wainwright, Alaska in October 2010. Having been assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, he deployed to Afghanistan. On June 15, 2011, he was killed in Kandahar Province. Insurgents… Roadside bomb.

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[JR: Just a week or so ago, I was being asked to justify my assertion that “we” should be bringing all the girls and boys home “yesterday”. Young men and women die in old politician’s wars. I always point to Switzerland as the ideal “porcupine” and what happened to the USSR in AfPak. Think that “we, the sheeple” support this war. They barely know it’s going on. When Bush was in office, all the media did was point to the “unwinnable death machine”. Once their guy won, no more anti-war protest. I feel guilt about Ryan Larson’s death. I was unable to make “we, the sheeple” demand his, and all the other girls and boys, coming home. The Dead Old White Guys “knew” that “war” should be a big deal that the Congress had to support and fund. As well as, explain at home. What a disaster. I’m sorry for my part in not making the case!]

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