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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 50 – 2011 December 11

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 50 – 2011 December 11

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W50.html

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2011-12-04

POSITRACTION: Boy, born without a hip socket, plays football

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/high-school-football-player-dedicates-senior-season-to-his-late-mom

High school football player dedicates senior season to his late mom
By John Shaughnessy

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Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 5, 2011 / 01:16 pm (CNA).- He thought of his mother again on Senior Night as he walked across the football field with his father.

When his accomplishments as a high school student-athlete were announced to the crowd, he knew that his mother would have hung on every word as she also held onto his arm.

Indeed, if he could have had one wish granted in that moment, he wouldn’t have hesitated in making his choice. It would have been for her—his biggest fan—to be there with him and his dad.

“It was hard,” said Casey Moorman, recalling the Senior Night on Sept. 30 for the football team of Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis, Ind.. “I tried to stay focused on the game, but I definitely was thinking about her a lot that night.”

He thought about the story she told him about his birth—how he was born without a hip socket on his right leg, and how doctors told his parents that he may never walk.

He recalled how she had always been there for him through the surgeries, how she had always encouraged him to never give up, and how she always had cheered loudly in the stands for him and his teammates.

He also remembered Feb. 3, 2011, when Shiela Moorman died unexpectedly in her sleep a few days after the mother of three had undergone surgery.

And just before he ran on the field as a starting linebacker for Cardinal Ritter’s football team, the 5-foot, 7-inch, 175-pound Casey did what he has done for every game this season: He dedicated the game to his mother

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[JR: The positive part is not that a boy honors his Mom. It’s that the boy is a shining example that the doctors don’t know everything. And, that if the Culture of Death succeeds, we’ll become like Sparta putting “defectives” out to die. What gives us the right to make these decisions? And, what if we’ve already aborted the next “Penicillin” Fleming, Mother Theresa, or even President Obama. Examples like this show us what’s possible. And, demonstrate the limit of our understanding.]

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2011-12-04

JOY: Well sort of … …

[JR: Yesterday, I spotted a Jasper saying how her fellow Jasper was being a bride. So I hit like and started to look for a way to “capture” it. When I went back to the application on the IPAD, the item had “slipped away”. (There’s a torrent — techie joke — of updates that firehose gushes that sweep everything away. Argh! So, if you read this and your College room mate got married yesterday, it’s you I’m trying to remember. Can you please bail me out and send it a report. Argh!]

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2011-12-04

ADMINISTRIVIA: Wikipedia — Capshaw, Frederick W. [MC????]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Manhattan_College_people#Academia

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2011-12-04

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Capshaw, Frederick W. [MC1966 RIP]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 11:30 PM
Subject: Wikipedia Capshaw, Frederick W. 1966

Dear John,

I believe that Frederick is a member of the Class of 1966.

May He Continue to Rest in Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Capshaw, Frederick W. [MC1966 RIP]

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2011-12-04

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Finn, John J [MC1960 RIP]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 11:23 PM
Subject: Finn, John J 1960 RIP

Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1960.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Obit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=John-Finn&pid=154853215

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=john-finn&pid=154853215&cid=full

Finn, John J [MC1960 RIP]

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2011-12-04

MFOUND: Chi Wang’s memoir recounts 47 years

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa/2011-12/02/content_14203298.htm

Memoir recounts 47 years of progress
Updated: 2011-12-02 11:18
By Cheng Guangjin (China Daily)

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Diplomat details efforts to expand Sino-US ties, Cheng Guangjin reports in Washington.

When Chi Wang came to the United States 62 years ago as a teenager, he never expected one day he would write a memoir as an accomplished librarian and an important figure in promoting Sino-US relations.

A Compelling Journey from Peking to Washington: Building a New Life in America, Wang’s memoir published this year and written in English, is not a thick book at only 210 pages. But Wang, president of the US-China Policy Foundation, said the book can be finished “reading it on a flight connecting the two capitals of China and the US”.

Wang dedicated 47 years to the US Library of Congress and to co-founding the US-China Policy Foundation. He retired from his post as the head of the Chinese branch of the Library of Congress in 2004.

The idea of establishing the foundation occurred to Wang in the early 1990s when bilateral relations were poor. In 1992, after chairing a roundtable event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Shanghai Communiqu, Wang; John Holdridge, who was present at the drafting of the communiqu; former US ambassador to China Arthur W. Hummel; and former State Department officials gathered to discuss how to create an organization to patch up relations.

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Wang, whose father is General Wang Shuchang and was a high-ranking official in China’s Nationalist government from the 1920s through the 1940s, came to the US in 1949 at the age of 17.

He learned English in Manhattan College for two years before studying agriculture at the University of Maryland with the intention of some day returning to China.

But because of the Korean War, he was unable to return to China after graduating from college and instead took a teaching opportunity at an institute run by the US State Department. He said it opened new doors for his career.

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[JR: Fascinating story and it might not even been “our” Manhattan College. “Assignment Desk, dispatch a reporter from the DC office to confirm this immediately!” (At least that’s my perception of how a real newsroom would work.) But we don’t have … Maybe one of the readers around DC would like to talk to this chap. I bet it would be interesting!]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM
Subject: Memoir recounts 47 years of progress

Dear John,

I believe that he is one of our “attendees”. In my class there was another son of a former high ranking Nationalist office holder by the name of Chow. It is quite possible that Mr. Wang was also on Campus at that time.

Mike

[JR: Fascinating stuff. Amazes me, I just thought folks went to MC for a degree and may drop out before. Now it appears, folks, like Nuns and Foreigners, just dropped in for awhile. Hmm.]

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2011-12-04

MFOUND: Wheelchair Basketball Players Compete at MC

http://bronx.ny1.com/content/top_stories/151877/wheelchair-basketball-players-compete-in-11th-annual-nyc-mayor-s-cup-tournament

Updated 12/03/2011 04:30 PM
Wheelchair Basketball Players Compete In 11th Annual NYC Mayor’s Cup Tournament
By: Amanda Farinacci

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The New York Rollin’ Knicks took on the NEPVA Celtics Saturday in the 11th annual wheelchair basketball tournament held at Manhattan College.

“It’s not like the Knicks and Celtics in the NBA, but yeah, every game is competitive,” said wheelchair player Jess Markt. “The strategy is just to always try and get our best players out there, work on the things we’ve practiced, run out plays.”

The two-day tournament features about 100 of the top wheelchair basketball players in the country.

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[JR: Good karma for MC by doing this. Maybe as fundraising idea the bball teams could do an exhibition? Or is that not “politically correct”?]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-04 @ 09:45   originally at: http://goo.gl/tZrDf

2011-12-04

JNEWS: Nikolai, John Edward [MC1960] Business Leadership Award

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/john_edward_nikolai_is_the_lou.html

John Edward Nikolai is the Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award winner
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2011, 6:05 AM     Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2011, 6:09 AM
By Kiawana Rich

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Keeping the home fires burning is way of life for John Edward Nikolai. Nikolai has made the presentation of fire, through that ultimate symbol of warmth, contentment and comfort — the fireplace — his passion for the last 35 years.

What started as an intriguing whim, ultimately prompted the creation of Jealan Fireplaces, Inc., one of the premiere fireplace installers/distributors in the nation.

It is through Nikolai’s perseverance and attention to excellence that he has been selected as the latest recipient in the Established Category for the Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award.

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Born in the Bronx, Nikolai graduated from Manhattan College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. In 1960, he joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an engineering trainee and attended New York University at night, receiving a master of business administration degree with a major in marketing. He stayed with the Port Authority for 34 years, leaving as the manager of Vehicle Imports and Exports.

He met his wife, the former Lucille LaRocca, while working at the Port Authority. The couple married in 1962 and moved to Brooklyn. They settled in Oakwood in 1969. They have one son, John Michael.

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Education

Graduate, High School at Mount Saint Michael Academy, Yonkers, N.Y.; bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y.; master’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing, New York University.

Marital status

Married, 49 years, to the former Lucille LaRocca.

Family

One son, John Michael.

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Nikolai, John Edward [MC1960]

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2011-12-04

JNEWS: Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992] releases his tunes

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AndreasCetinski

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My two new Christmas songs are available on Cd Baby and/or cdbaby.com plus all of the 25 songs from my first 12 song cd “Freedom Is Not Free” and my second 13 song cd “Never Let Go ;-)

both of my Christmas songs, “All I Really Want For Christmas Is You! and “Hey Hey Hey, Santa’s On His Way” are now available for sale on cdbaby.com and in the next 2-3 days they will be on amazons, and also, all 27 songs i have written are on youtube for listening ;-)

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[JR: If every reader bought ’em, he’d have at least two sales — Mike and me. How about as presents?]

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2011-12-05

JOBIT: Lancucka, Sr. Severine [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=Severine-Lancucka&pid=154908876

Severine Lancucka

LANCUCKA

Sister Severine Lancucka, 100, died Saturday December 3rd at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent Monroe.

Sister Severine, the former Eleanore Lancucka, was the eighth of eleven children born to Constantine and Alexandra (Wisniewska) Lancucki. Sister grew up in Maspeth, New York and attended the parish elementary school. It was here at Holy Cross School that Eleanor met the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Upon graduation from eighth grade, Sister Severine entered Nazareth Academy in Torresdale, PA and upon graduation entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Sister earned a BA degree in Theology from Manhattan College and was then assigned to teach at St. Stanislaus Kostka School, Brooklyn, NY. Sister went on to teach at Our Lady of Czestochowa School, Philadelphia, PA; St. Stanislaus, New Haven, CT; St Joseph School, Lincoln Park and St. Stephen School, Paterson, NJ; St. Joseph School, Ansonia, CT; Holy Trinity School, Utica, NY and Our Lady of Czestochowa School, Brooklyn, NY.

Sister retired from the classroom in 1983 but continued to serve as convent sacristan until 2001 when Sister Severine retired and subsequently moved to Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, Monroe, CT.

On September 12, 2011 surrounded by many of her family members, Sister Seventine celebrated her 100th birthday.

Sister is survived by her nieces Aurelia Arpino, Evelyn Glibowska, Arlene Jezykowski, Arlene Kershaw and Dolores Przybysz; her nephews Lawrence Lancucki, Frank Kwapniewski and Richard Lancucki; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday December 7th at 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, Monroe. Interment will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery on the Convent grounds. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday December 6th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Convent. Online condolences may be made by visiting http://www.spadaccino funeralhome.com

Published in Connecticut Post on December 5, 2011

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Lancucka, Sr. Severine [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/ctpost/guestbook.aspx?n=severine-lancucka&pid=154908876&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Lancucka, Sr. Severine [MC???? RIP]

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my “stuff” for Sister Severine.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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2011-12-05

JEMAIL: Horn, William J. Jr. (1964 BA) on Fandel, John [MCxfac RIP]

From: Horn, William J. Jr. (1964 BA)
Date: Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 2:29 PM
Subject: John Fandel

John,

Good idea re John Fandel.   He was an awe-inspiring person whose humility, modesty and gentility are most uncommon among the “celebrated.”

I remember him as one of the most extraordinary teachers I have ever encountered.  His creative writing class was a place of peace and inspiration.  He helped all of us to see writing in a different way, to see the world with different eyes and indeed, to write with all of our senses and soaring spirit.

When I was teaching high school students I borrowed some of his techniques.  The students unleashed great creativity, and learned to enjoy the creative experience.  Without John’s teaching and example I could never have done it.  I can only imagine how much greater their experience would have been had they had the good fortune to have had him in the classroom as I did.    (Actually, I expect a few did since a good number came to Manhattan.)

Thanks for doing this.
Bill

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[JR: No thanks ever needed. I’m just “having fun”. Secretly, I hoped that I could get a bunch of folks working on the “Fandel” project. Maybe some students, who would eventually move on to put other notable Jaspers on Wikipedia. But, no “volunteers” showed up.]

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2011-12-05

JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) wants more famous alums testimonals

From: Menchise, Louis (MC1987)
Date: Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 2:06 PM
Subject: No “Social Media” also, no advertising

OK… I’ll have graduated MC 25 years ago next year, but both in “my day” and now, I do not see MC’s name “out there” as I see other local colleges.  Whenever a newspaper or magazine runs an education series or section, there are no MC ads.  I briefly worked in MC’s development office as a part of college work study and knew that MC has limited funds, but couldn’t the powers that be reach out to Rudy Giuliani, Ray Kelly, and James Patterson (among others) to get the school’s name in the public sector?  I went on many interviews after I graduated.  I took intersession classes in the summer of 1987 to graduate that year.  I started interviewing in September of 1987.  Six weeks later, the stock market crashed.  I finally started working full time in July of 1988.  I can’t tell you how many of my interviewers had never heard of Manhattan College.  Typical discourses sounded like this: Interviewer: “I see you went to Manhattan College… (after an uncomfortable pause) Is that on the west side?”  Myself: “No, it’s in Riverdale.” I/V: “Oh! Upstate!”  Me: “No, it’s in the Bronx.”  I/V: (with a puzzled look) Hunh?  Wha? (another pause) Then why is it called “Manhattan College”?  Such conversations were disheartening.  I couldn’t help but be interviewed by ignoramuses, but suddenly, my the feeling I had of securing the job usually went out the window.

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[JR: Well, I have seen print ads form time to time in the NYC, Trenton, and Metuchen Catholic newspapers. I agree that in this day of “social media”, testimonials by alums could be a powerful form of referential selling to prospects and their parents. (imho, parents only care about ‘is my kid safe’ and ‘will they get a job’.) As far as “mc in the bronx”, I had a whole riff that I would drop into “My Mom grew up by it when it was the Imaculate down the bloc; Brothers were smart to sell “uptown” and buying a bigger spread in the “country”; Brother Jasper was a mountain climber. And, Doctor Zia’s “wrong sign” was typical of academic discipline”. So, I never had a problem with that. It’s all about establishing rapport. I’d attempt to get an interviewer laughing with me about MC. It was usually pretty easy. I’d usually end with that MC was a NYC Catholic college with a Notre Dame attitude as a beloved school.]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-05 @ 08:34 http://goo.gl/qxfCv

2011-12-05

JEMAIL: McGoey Tom (MC1969) touts Patterson, James [MC1969]

From: McGoey Tom (MC1969)
Date: Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 2:01 PM
Subject: NYTimes.com: Inside the List

The New York Times E-mail

Message from sender: “Jim Patterson ’69 noted by NYT.”

BOOKS   | December 04, 2011
TBR:  Inside the List
By GREGORY COWLES

“Kill Alex Cross,” the latest entry in James Patterson’s signature detective series, storms the hardcover fiction list at No. 1.

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[JR: Thanks, Tom. I don’t report on Patterson, unless it’s something “newsworthy”. You have to admire the guy as a prolific writer. He should be the “face” of Manhattan College alumni; not as Rudy was before his divorce.]

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2011-12-05

JOBIT: Cardona, Anthony V. [MC1962 RIP]

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Appellate-Division-Justice-Anthony-Cardona-dies-2343756.php

Appellate Division Justice Anthony Cardona dies
Updated 10:41 p.m., Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Anthony V. Cardona, whose decades as a judge touched thousands in Albany County and beyond, died Sunday evening after a yearlong battle with cancer.

He was 70.

Cardona’s death was confirmed by two of his colleagues in the Appellate Division, 3rd Department, where he served as presiding justice beginning in 1994.

“It’s a huge loss to us,” said Justice Thomas Mercure, a colleague on the court. “He did a great job in administering our court and making sure decisions got out in a timely manner, and he felt very strongly that we should write sufficiently so people would understand our decisions. I think that will be his legacy.”

Cardona, an Albany native, served four years in the Navy after graduating from Manhattan College in 1962. He enrolled in Albany Law School, from which he graduated in 1970 and began 14 years in private practice in the city. He later served as a judge in Family Court and Supreme Court.

Cardona, who resided in Glenmont, did not seek re-election this past year after passing the mandatory retirement age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Aline, as well as four children — Anthony, Elizabeth, David and Brian — and several grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

— Jimmy Vielkind

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Cardona, Anthony V. [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202534393416&Anthony_V_Cardona_Longtime_Third_Dept__Presiding_Justice_Dies&slreturn=1

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2011-12-06

JHQ: pre Fordham (mens) bball game social 12/7 1700

Dear Ferdinand,

Manhattan College Men’s Basketball fans are invited to cheer on the Jaspers as they face their cross-Bronx rival, Fordham University in the 104th meeting of the two teams.

The alumni relations office invites alumni and friends to come and enjoy dinner and drinks prior to the game in newly refurbished Café 1853 (formerly Plato’s Cave). Preregistration is required.

Wednesday, Dec. 7
$35 per person
5:00 p.m. | Café 1853 (Thomas Hall, 2nd floor)
7:00 p.m. | Tip-off in Draddy Gymnasium

To register, click here.

Note: the cost of the event does not include a game ticket. For ticket information and to order online, visit Jasperstickets.com.

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2011-12-06

MVIDEO: Women’s Lacrosse hosted a Virtual Sock Drive

http://youtu.be/wypcMuUfWX4

Manhattan College Women’s Lacrosse Community Service

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Uploaded by ManhattanJaspers on Dec 5, 2011

The Manhattan College Women’s Lacrosse Team hosted a Virtual Sock Drive. The objective of the sock drive was to get student to click the “donate now” button on the Hanes facebook page. For every click of the “donate now” button, one pair of socks would be donated to the Salvation Army. The Lady Jaspers we’re able to obtain over 150 sock donations within a 4 hour period.

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[JR: 35 seconds. Don’t understand but then I’m just a fat old white guy injineer. Kudos to them for doing it. Whatever “it” was?]

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2011-12-06

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) on Cardona, Anthony V. [MC1962 RIP]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Subject: Breaking News: Anthony V. Cardona, ’62 Longtime Presiding Justice, Dies

Dear John,

Attached is an article announcing the death of Presiding Justice of the NY State Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Anthony Cardona,’62. He was a a great Judge, a compassionate person and a proud Jasper.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I caught the sad news in the automatic search —  http://goo.gl/loNZd — too bad he didn’t get to do his interview. Or “we” couldn’t capture his “song”. I’m sure it would have been interesting.]

Cardona, Anthony V. [MC1962 RIP]

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8:00 PM | Sunday, December 4

Anthony V. Cardona, Long-time Third Dept. Presiding Justice, Dies 3D’Free’

Appointed presiding justice by Governor Mario M. Cuomo in 1994 and reappointed by George E. Pataki in 2005, Justice Cardona announced his intention to retire at the end of 2011. He passed Sunday evening St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany due to cancer.

Justice Anthony V. Cardona, in preparation for= a planned interview with the Law Journal that never took place, had compiled a list of 10 of his favorite decisions and dissents. Few if any could be deemed legal landmarks, but each one speaks to the innate compassion and fair-mindedness of an oft-described “people person” who friends and colleagues say genuinely and sincerely cared about others.

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2011-12-06

JLINKEDIN: McCrosson, Matt [MC????] Ptr PKF O’Connor Davies

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-mccrosson/0/5aa/178

McCrosson, Matt [MC????]
Partner PKF O’Connor Davies
Greater New York City Area
Accounting

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Dear John,

I believe that Matt is a member of the Class of 1972.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCrosson, Matt [MC1972]

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2011-12-06

JHQ: “Story of the Third Wave” 01/30 1930

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE MC HOME PAGE NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

“The Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave” Film and Discussion with the producers, Philip Neel and David Jeffery

Monday, January 30, 2012  7.30pm

The event will be held in Smith Auditorium. In spring 1967, in Palo Alto, California, history teacher Ron Jones conducted an experiment with his class of 15-year-olds to sample the experience of the attraction and rise of the Nazis in Germany before World War II. In a matter of days the experiment began to get out of control, as those attracted to the movement became aggressive zealots. This true story serves as a teaching tool, to facilitate discussion of those uncomfortable topics of history, psychology, group behavior, gangs, bullying, intolerance and hate.

For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Chasek, Government Department, ext. 7248 pamela.chasek@manhattan.edu or Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Director—Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, ext. 7284 mehnaz.afridi@manhattan.edu

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[JR: Now that sounds interesting. We need a webcast! Or a “MC U Tube”?  ]

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2011-12-06

JNEWS: Kleinman, Janet [MC????] “Flirting with Disaster”

http://www.prlog.org/11741426-brighton-pub-signs-acclaimed-author-janet-kleinman-for-romance-thriller-flirting-with-disaster.html

Brighton Pub. signs acclaimed author Janet Kleinman for romance-thriller “Flirting with Disaster”
When the forces of nature and the forces of love collide, anything can—and does—happen!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FLIRTING WITH DISASTER by Janet Kleinman

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 05, 2011 –

Brighton Publishing LLC today announced the signing of author Janet Kleinman for her novel Flirting with Disaster, a romance-thriller that races between beautiful Florida and earthquake-ravaged Haiti with a bold, new heroine that readers won’t soon forget. Flirting with Disaster is scheduled to be released in mid-2012, and will be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and fine booksellers nationwide.

Gloria is a widow, charming and beautiful, and ready to rediscover not only her ability to love and be loved, but her talents as a smart, successful woman with much to offer. Very soon, she will find not one, but three very handsome men vying for her attention, and in the most unlikely of places.

Henri, a Haitian ex-patriot whom Gloria teaches English, returns to his homeland under the guise of reestablishing a democratic government and convinces Gloria to join him and start a school for abandoned children.

Forty years after their first kiss, former high-school jock turned businessman Mickey calls and wants back into her life, and he’ll follow her to Port au Prince to prove it.

And in Haiti, retired Senator Lance Carter, chief of the Relief Commission, arrives to oversee earthquake reconstruction efforts—and before too long finds an intense attraction to Gloria that he can’t let go.

Amid the rubble, the crumbling buildings, the aftershocks, and the tremors ravaging the poorest island in the Western Hemisphere, the biggest surprises are what Gloria discovers about the men so determined to be part of her life. Intrigue, ambition, deceit, and patriotism clash amid the love and laughter in Gloria’s new life.

From Florida to Haiti and ultimately to Washington, D.C., author Janet Kleinman takes readers on a whirlwind experience like no other…

…because nothing—absolutely nothing— compares to Flirting with Disaster.

“With a flair for romance and suspense, Janet Kleinman is on her way to joining Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele atop the list of sultry women writers to can entertain, mesmerize, enthrall, and even make pulses skip a beat or two,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC.

Janet Kleinman makes her home in South County Florida. She is a member of a Writers Study Group and Education VP of her local chapter of an international philanthropic organization. She is a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College and a master’s degree graduate of Manhattan College, and spent her career both as a teacher and writing for Fortune 500 companies. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Writer’s Digest, The South Florida Times, and Lifestyles. Flirting with Disaster is her first published novel.

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Brighton Publishing is a publisher offering authors 21st century options in multiple publishing formats.

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Kleinman, Janet [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Janet is a member of the Class of 1976.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kleinman, Janet [MC1976]

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2011-Dec-06

JBLOGGER: Rodriguez, Vincent (MC1984) “shooting” dogs

http://vrod62.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-has-begun.html

Vincent Rodriguez Street Photography: Christmas Has Begun

vrod62.blogspot.com

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/vrod62 – All photos are for sale or to commission Vincent Rodriguez to photograph any event, location, portraits, pets, etc. call (914) 552-6732 or email vrod62@yahoo.com.

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Rodriguez, Vincent (MC1984)

[JR: Looks like our fellow Jasper is “shooting” dogs. I imagine for a fee he’ll do naughty kids and cheatin’ wives. (Have to stop listening to so much Country music.) ]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-06 @ 07:26    originally at: http://goo.gl/9HJWu

2011-Dec-06

JFOUND: Frechette, Nicole [MC2006] has a pledge drive

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/nicolefrechette#project

Nicole Frechette: BLONDE AMBITION: Album #2!

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Welcome guys! Thanks for checking me out here. So it was time for something totally different. Sometimes you got to really change it up, right? I remember thinking recently, “for this record, it needs to be something brand new all the way across the board — from the way we make it, record it and put it out.” So, luckily things started falling into place, including meeting my new friends at PledgeMusic to help make this happen and to able to bring you guys aboard for the whole experience!

Since you guys have supported me from the beginning — many of you from all the way back to my earliest days — I felt I just HAD to make you guys as involved as possible with the release of this new record. I’m really excited about these new songs and can’t wait for you to hear them.

In coming aboard here at PledgeMusic, we’ll be going on a little journey — you’ll get access to all of my exclusive updates and videos about what I’m doing in the studio, how things are progressing and what’s next in the process for the album. You’ll also have the chance to get involved in some very exclusive merchandise and interactive experiences that I’ve never made available or done before — we’re going to have a lot of fun here, me and you :)

What else is great is that a portion of your pledge goes to an amazing charity…i mean, we’re getting to do some wildly good things here!

This is my first time down this road so I would love for you to come along with me. So, please join in on the fun as we head to some brand new places in music together!

xoxo,
Nicole

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Frechette, Nicole [MC2006]

[JR: I don’t understand the whole thing. Maybe one of our smarter alums can explain it. How much she’s looking to raise? And what portion goes to the charity? And, what does it have to do with producing an … “album”?]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-06 @ 12:00   originally at: http://goo.gl/aF1bt

2011-Dec-06

ADMINISTRIVIA: Zero cost; help Jasper Jottings get free space

http://db.tt/EpYtfii

Zero cost way to help Jasper Jottings get free space in the cloud.

DROPBOX will give me, and you, a free space upgrade if you use the link above and install their software. Unless you use the DROPBOX directory on your hard drive, nothing happens.

I recommended it as a way to painlessly and silently back up files to the cloud.

But back to my point, installing the software give me an upgrade and doesn’t cost you anything.

(I assume that after they give the upgrade, you can uninstall and I don’t lose anything.)

Thanks for considering it. Jasper Jottings, and all the associated files, are getting up there size-wise.

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-06 @ 14:46   originally at: http://goo.gl/1DXJS

2011-Dec-06

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) opines Horses and Carriages

From: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961)
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM
Subject: Scrooge and Marriage – Go Together like a Horse and Carriage?

Dear Jasper John

You wrote:

“You are misreading my support for old Eb. He pays his taxes for his Gooferment social programs and then he gets panhandled to support the poor. His rant about “workhouses” is more about having to pay twice.”

You have to be kidding!! Scrooge was the one being subsidized by the existing economic structure. First he was living on the backs of Bob Cratchit and other workers by not paying a living wage. He pocketed his fortune by exploiting workers. Then he was subsidized by the charitable contributions of others ( he did not contribute) which kept Cratchit healthy enough to work at Scrooge’s unheated place. I viewed the George C Scott version of “A Christmas Carol” last night- the best one is the Alistair Sim version which is usually shown on Christmas Eve. and puts more of the fear of God into you.

I am surprised by your attitude toward panhandlers- I’d think you would at least admire their spunk and individual initiative. I remember the techniques used by the needy back in 1957-58 when I delivered inter-office mail for Con Edison via the Lexington Avenue Express. One method was to place two nickels in their hand and say they needed another 5 cents to buy a token. They would of course place the nickels into their pockets until they had enough money for a bottle of Danny Boy. But the most memorable were the groups of young people who would dance and play bongo drums in the subway cars and then pass the hat as we reached a station (During the non-rush hours there was plenty of room).

As far as marriage is concerned I think reading a little about the history of marriage might change your mind about not having the “gooferment” involved. Without a government defining the rules of marriage every culture within our borders and throughout the world would have their own definitions and practices. Chaos would reign in virtually every aspect of our lives.

see http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/review-a-history-of-marriage-by-elizabeth-abbott/article1440475/singlepage/#articlecontent for a review of the book “A History of Marriage by Elizabeth Abbott”

A quote fro the review gives some indication of the contents of the book:

“She is also a voracious reader who has dipped into a disparate group of sources. This allows her to challenge the mantra that “traditional marriage has always been one-man, one-woman,” noting the prevalence of polygamy and even, occasionally, same-sex marriages in the past. She observes that marriages were not always even between two living persons, that Chinese parents sometimes conducted afterlife marriages for dead sons and daughters to spare them “the eternal torment of their unmarried states.”

Who is to say what constitutes a marriage if the government does not?

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

PS I hope a John Fandel page can be established on Wikipedia – good luck

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WRT old Eb: If Bob wasn’t being paid what he was worth, he was free to seek other employment. If Eb was stupidly or malevolently undervaluing Bob’s labor, then Bob would quickly find higher paying work. If Bob was not earning a “living wage”, that’s Bob’s problem. He has to comport his lifestyle to what he can afford. It’s not Eb’s problem. It’s not “society’s” problem. It’s not a problem! Regardless, of what age or era, the individual has to pull their own weight. Everyone has choices. Stealing from one’s neighbors to maintain one’s own “extravagant” lifestyle is just theft. Putting the Gooferment or the Mob in the middle to keep the thief’s hands clean fools no one.

WRT panhandlers: If there’s no force or fraud involved, they should be free to handle any pan they want. There is a small role of an honest small government to prevent force or fraud. Before you can beg by claiming to be blind, you have to be blind. If you’re exposed as a fraud, then you should be forced to make restitution. Charities provide for those who truly need it and have a pretty good record for excluding the thieves or the indolent.

WRT marriage: Once again, the politicians run to the front of the parade and then they claim they are leading. Humans found that, for a bundle of reasons, humans, as a species, survive better when, as many animals, they mate for life to raise offspring. Then the priests and the politicians rush in to claim to have created it. Without churches or Gooferments, marriage would continue to exist and thrive. And, parents and children can do whatever they want. (As long as there’s no force or fraud.) History will tell what worked and what didn’t. The Shakers abhorred sex; extinction. Natural law has it’s own discipline. No Gooferment needed. For example, the “Law of Gravity” was “repealed” by the gang of people calling themselves “The State of Louisiana”. Anyone, who jumped off a roof, found out that the “Law” was still in effect. The people will decide what marriage is. The Gooferment want to control the discussion and the people. And, they use it, in the Tax Code, to pit us against each other!

Thanks for the good wishes on the Fandel page. I was hoping for some help. Anyone have Fandel’s CV? Or other information.

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2011-Dec-06

JFACEBOOK: Brewer, Howie (MC1991) teaches charity Kettle Balling

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

Howie Brewer posted:

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Kettlebells for Charity

This Saturday, December 10th, Manhattan College alum Howie Brewer (Engineering Class of ’91) will be teaching a kettlebell lifting workshop to raise money for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (http://www.tsalliance.org/index.aspx). Howie is a master trainer for the World Kettlebell Club for whom he certifies trainers and coaches athletes in Kettlebell Sport in his spare time.

Howie’s son was born afflicted with Tuberous Sclerosis and now throughout the year, Howie teaches his love of kettlebell lifting to others while raising money to help the TS Alliance search for a cure for this devastating genetic disorder.

This workshop will be held at Pure Fitness, 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. There is no fee to attend, but donations are suggested. 100% of collections will be donated to the Alliance. If you are interested in attending, please email Howie at Howie@kettlebellsny.com.

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[JR: Of course, if you can’t make the training, you can still chip in. And, if you do it that way, you don’t have to lift any balls. Give the moth some exercise.]

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2011-Dec-06

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) on the UN

From: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961)
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Accomplishments of the United Nations

[JR: Attached a picture.]

[JR: Sorry, but what this article claims as accomplishments, I’d call failures. The Korean War, Human Rights by tyrant regimes, corruption in everything it does, and don’t get me started on the IMF. It’s a OPEC for “central banking”. The UN is an attempt by the socialists and fascists  to create a World Gooferment. Luckily, all gooferments are extremely incompetent and totally clueless. Without the stupidest “We, The Sheeple”, they’d never be allowed to grow bigger than an angry mob could burn out of a Saturday night. That’s “will of the people”. “Too big to fail is too big to exist” applies to gooferments as well. Argh! Human beings have to free. They must be free. They will be free. Because if they aren’t, they can subvert anything until they are.]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-06 @ 21:14    originally at: http://goo.gl/ZK0AD

2011-Dec-07

MFOUND: Worst nickname in college sports

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4349069

shukhov

RE: Worst nickname in college sports? 12/6/2011 7:58AM – in reply to Daily double    Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

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the st. louis Bilikens are doing pretty well this year

i would also like to add the manhattan college Jaspers to the list

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[JR: I don’t know about that. I kind think the whole “impure version of quartz” jinda strangely fits many of the alums I know.]

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2011-Dec-07

JOBIT: Cardona, Anthony V. [MC1962 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=Anthony-Cardona&pid=154927131

Anthony Victor Cardona

Cardona, Hon. Anthony V.

ALBANY The Honorable Anthony Victor Cardona, 70, presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Third Depart ment of the New York State Unified Court System, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Victor and Dora Sgroi Cardona. Tony was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy ’58, Manhattan College ’62 and Albany Law School ’70. He served in the United States Navy as a naval officer from 1963 – 1967 and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He was a private practitioner from 1971-1984 with the law firm of Ainsworth, Sullivan, Tracy and Knauf, Esqs. During that time he also served as a law guardian representing children in Albany County Family Court. Tony held part-time positions as an assistant public defender for Albany County and as Coeymans town attorney. In 1984, Tony was elected to the Albany County Family Court. During 1992-1993, he served as administrative judge of the seven-county Third Judicial District. On September 8, 1993 Tony was appointed to the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department. He had been the presiding justice of that court since January 1, 1994 and served as a member of the administrative board of the courts until his passing. From 2002-2003 Tony served as president of the Council of Chief Judges of the National Center of State Courts. He also co-chaired the Family Violence Task Force from 1994-2004. He was a member of the board of trustees of Albany Law School. Tony was a member of the New York State Supreme Court Justices Association, the New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association and the Upstate New York Chapter of the National Italian-American Bar Association.

He was the beloved husband of Aline C. Stehle Cardona; dear father of Elizabeth Keller (John), Anthony V. Cardona Jr, David Cardona (Kimberly), Brian Cardona (Meghan); loving grandfather of Sam, Nick and Ben, Madeleine, David and Dominick; brother of Jennie Cascio, Victoria Faicco, Victor Cardona and Rita Wilson; survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.

Tony loved life, he loved people, and he loved spending time doing for others. His grandchildren were the light of his life and being a part of their lives meant everything to him. He was a man of tradition who treasured birthdays, holidays and Sunday dinners. An avid fisherman, a so-so golfer and a Giants fan all required his never-ending positive attitude.

Tony touched the lives of so many people and had a tremendous respect for everyone he met. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff who provided such wonderful care to Tony throughout his illness.

Funeral services Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Historic Church of St. Mary on Capitol Hill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday, December 8, 2011 3 to 7 p.m. at the Parish of Mater Christi (formerly St. Catherine of Siena Church). Interment St. Agnes Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Judge Cardona and his family in a special way may send a contribution to Friends of The Albany County Family Court Children’s Center, PO Box 1944, Latham, NY 12110. To leave the family a special message on their guest book, obtain a prayer card or directions, or share an e-card or photo with them, please visit http://www.McveighFuneralHome.com

Published in Albany Times Union from December 7 to December 8, 2011

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Cardona, Anthony V. [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/timesunion-albany/guestbook.aspx?n=anthony-cardona&pid=154927131&cid=full

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2011-Dec-07

JFOUND: Karazuba, Paul [MC1998] Sr Prod Mktg Mgr QuickLogic

http://www.embedded.com/design/programmable-logic/4231155/Display-interface-and-power-saving-challenges–The-system-designer-perspective

Display interface and power-saving challenges: The system designer perspective
Paul Karazuba, QuickLogic Corporation
12/6/2011 4:41 PM EST

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It’s not easy to be a system designer. You’re often handed a high-level set of specifications and told ‘make this work.’ For example, when a new tablet or smartphone is architected, high-level specifications such as the processor and display used are often chosen by people who don’t necessarily examine how easily these components can be integrated together. Regardless of who has chosen these components, responsibility most often falls to the system engineer to solve these issues within the product’s cost, size, and design targets.

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About the author

Paul Karazuba joined QuickLogic in April of 2010 as the Senior Product Marketing Manager in charge of Display and Display Enhancement Technologies. Prior to joining QuickLogic, Paul served in several marketing and sales positions at Aptina, Foveon and PerkinElmer.

At Aptina, a CMOS image sensor manufacturer, Paul was the Segment Manager in charge of the computer industry, and then followed as the North American Sales and Business Manager, managing all customers and sales in North America. Prior to Aptina, he was the Marketing Manager for DLSR image sensor products at Foveon. Paul holds BS degrees in Marketing and Management from Manhattan College, New York.

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Karazuba, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1998.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Karazuba, Paul [MC1998]

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2011-Dec-07

JOY: Catalano, Michael [MC????] engaged for 3/2013 wedding

http://blog.silive.com/relationships/2011/12/tina_marie_torricelli_michael.html

Tina Marie Torricelli, Michael Catalano
Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 12:29 PM     Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 12:54 PM
Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance

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Tina Marie Torricelli of Rosebank and Michael Catalano of Fort Wadsworth have announced their engagement.

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Mr. Catalano is a graduate of the Michael J. Petrides School, Sunnyside, and earned a bachelor of science degree, magna cum laude, in business management from Manhattan College, the Bronx. He is an administrative assistant with Con Edison in Travis.

The couple is planning a March 2013 wedding.

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Catalano, Michael [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov! Don’t you just love happy news.]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-07 @ 07:41   originally at: http://goo.gl/kSUwU

2011-Dec-08

JOY: Heath, Jordan Marcel [MC????] to wed 6/27/13

http://www.courierstandardenterprise.com/News/12082011_heath

Thursday, December 08, 2011

HERKIMER — Alan and Andria Heath of Herkimer announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Marcel Heath, to Philip Joseph Schoff, son of Philip and Marcia Schoff of Fort Plain.

The future bride is a graduate of Herkimer High School and attends Manhattan College for peace studies and public relations, where she is student body president and a resident assistant.

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An intimate ceremony is planned for June 27, 2013, in the family’s vacation town of Cape Ann, Mass., followed by an inclusive reception in upstate New York July 27, 2013.

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Heath, Jordan Marcel [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov. Marking my calendar to look for a follow up. Yea, I know. No life. But Jaspers and their fellow alums don’t report in voluntarily. So, yes, I’m a virtual stalker. Somehow there must be an inet biz in there — “known people tracker”.]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-08 @ 09:48   originally at: http://goo.gl/D0umg

2011-Dec-08

JHQ: Werner, Frederick W. [MC1975] honored 2012 De La Salle Medal

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12/prweb9022071.htm

Manhattan College Honors Two AECOM Leaders at 2012 De La Salle Medal Dinner

Manhattan College will present John M. Dionisio, chairman and chief executive officer of AECOM Technology Corporation (AECOM), and Frederick W. Werner ’75, president of corporate development for AECOM, with the De La Salle Medals at the College’s annual fundraising dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The ceremony will be held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.

(PRWEB) December 08, 2011

Dionisio and Werner have received industry-wide recognition for their work at AECOM (a global leader in providing integrated professional technical and management support services) and its subsidiaries. In the past, both men played a key role on projects including: the Second Avenue Subway in New York City; the Tren Urbano transit rail system in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the State Highway 130 toll-way in Texas; Southern California’s Metrolink Commuter Rail System; and the $5 billion Phoenix, Ariz., freeway system.

Under Dionisio’s leadership as CEO, AECOM tripled its revenue and doubled its workforce, while considerably expanding its service offerings and geographic reach. In 2007, Dionisio oversaw the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which was one of the 10 largest NYSE listings for 2007, and one of the biggest engineering industry IPOs of all time.

Prior to his appointment as CEO and president in 2005, Dionisio served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for AECOM. Earlier, he served as CEO and president of DMJM Harris, an AECOM legacy operating company.

As president of corporate development, Werner is responsible for growth strategies in all of AECOM’s business lines, including mega pursuits, and ensures that AECOM is advancing technology and best practices globally. He previously led AECOM’s U.S. Infrastructure Group, which brought together the company’s business throughout the country in the fields of transportation, energy, water and development before assuming the role of president of corporate development.

Werner also served as CEO for AECOM’s Americas Transportation Group and president of DMJM Harris.

The De La Salle Medal Dinner is the College’s top fundraising event. Proceeds from the $800-per-plate fundraiser are applied to academic and cocurricular programs, scholarship assistance and library resources. The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the dinner, please call Kevin Brewer at (718) 862-7278 or e-mail kevin(dot)brewer(at)manhattan(dot)edu.

Members of the media who would like to cover the ceremony and dinner can contact Liz Connolly, assistant director of communications at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7232 or e-mail public_relations(at)manhattan(dot)edu.

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Werner, Frederick W. [MC1975]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-08 @ 10:00    originally at: http://goo.gl/IkNxg

2011-Dec-09

MFOUND: Delta Kappa Epsilon?

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

@DKE1844 Delta Kappa Epsilon

Breaking News: DKE’s Board of Directors has approved four new colonies at Auburn, NC State, Manhattan College, and St. Joseph’s College (NY)

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[JR: Haven’t yet confirmed that this is “our” Manhattan College.]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-09 @ 09:01   originally at: http://goo.gl/VgSug

2011-Dec-09

JNEWS: Dixon, James J. [MC1982] Chief Counsel for Con Ed subs

http://www.electricenergyonline.com/?page=show_news&id=162326

James J. Dixon Named Chief Counsel for Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy

Valhalla, NY, December 8, 2011 – James J. Dixon has been named Chief Legal Counsel for ConEdison Development, which develops renewable and energy infrastructure assets, and ConEdison Energy, a wholesale energy company.  In this capacity he will oversee the legal services for these two companies which are subsidiaries of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of America’s largest investor-owned energy companies. In addition, he assumes responsibility for compliance activities for all of ConEdison’s Competitive Energy Businesses.

Mr. Dixon previously served as Vice President of Energy Services for ConEdison Solutions, an energy services company that is also a subsidiary of Con Edison Inc.  He had previously held the position of Vice President and General Counsel for that company.

“America’s energy sector is growing rapidly and also becoming increasingly complex,” said Robert Mennella, chief operating officer of ConEdison Development and ConEdison Energy.  “Jim Dixon enjoys an outstanding national reputation in the energy world for his keen management skills and his unusually broad understanding of the energy business gained through practical experience both as an attorney and leader of ConEdison Solutions’ energy services business.  He will play a valuable role in guiding the continued success and expansion of Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy.”

Before joining ConEdison Solutions, Mr. Dixon held positions of increasing responsibility at Con Edison Company of New York (CECONY) as an electrical engineer in its construction, operations and design organizations.  He also was an attorney in the company’s Nuclear Regulatory and Commercial Litigation Services sections, eventually becoming Assistant Corporate Secretary.  During his tenure at CECONY, Mr. Dixon also served as ConEdison Solutions’ first dedicated legal counsel from 1998 until 2002.

He is a registered professional engineer in New York State and a retired major from the U.S. Army Reserve, where he commanded a Combat Heavy Engineer Company and was Executive Officer for an Engineer Battalion.  Mr. Dixon is an honors graduate of both the basic and advanced officer courses at the United States Army Engineer School.

Mr. Dixon received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a law degree from New York Law School.  He is admitted to practice law in New York and Washington D.C.  Mr. Dixon is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

In 2010, Mr. Dixon was selected Chairman of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), the leading energy services industry trade organization that promotes energy efficiency nationwide on behalf of more than 75 member companies.   He will continue as NAESCO’s chairman through the end of his term in November 2012.

About Con Edison Development

Launched in 1997, Con Edison Development focuses on the development, ownership and operation of renewable and energy infrastructure projects in the Northeast.  Through acquisitions as well as greenfield development, Con Edison Development has owned, operated and marketed 1700 MW of electric generating facilities.  The company has proven expertise in engineering and construction management, start-up and commissioning, and a strong track record of financial stability and regulatory experience.   Con Edison Development currently has over 40MW of renewable electricity in service or in construction in NJ, MA, CT and PA.

About Con Edison Energy

Con Edison Energy procures electric energy and capacity for Con Edison Solutions and procures fuel for other companies. It sells the electric capacity and energy produced by plants owned, leased, or operated by others. The company also provides energy risk management services to Con Edison Solutions and Development, offers these services to others, and enters into wholesale supply transactions.

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Dixon, James J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dixon, James J. [MC1982]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-09 @ 21:34   originally at: http://goo.gl/uJ1xm

2011-Dec-09

JHQ: Dante Seminar TBA 2/2/12 1600

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE MC HOME PAGE NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Dante Seminar
Thursday, February 2, 2012 4.00pm

TBA

Location: O’Malley Library/Alumni Room

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[JR: ROFL, guess someone hasn’t heard what happens when you deal with “live” production applications? Cute!]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-Dec-09 @ 17:26   originally at: http://goo.gl/t0hpG

2011-Dec-10

JHQ: School of Business on TWITTER leads to a find

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

MC_Business Manhattan College

Manhattan College Business School, Riverdale, NY 10471

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AND

@ally_anderson3 Ally Anderson

Intramural & Recreation Sports | Manhattan College: Intramural and Recreation Sports. Recreation. Recreation at … bit.ly/s8k2hx

http://www.manhattan.edu/student_life/intramural-and-recreation-sports

[JR: That points to a new format of pages and an “alumni” choice?]

http://www.manhattan.edu/alumni/notable-alumni

[JR: With Patterson in front of Rudy.]

[JR: Points to, under “Alumni Community”, “Online Directory – Coming Soon” and “Jasper Facebook Page” (https://www.facebook.com/JasperAlumni). Also under “Alumni Resources”, “Alumni Benefits” and “Weddings on Campus”. And, “Alumni Profiles” http://www.manhattan.edu/alumni/alumni-profiles was interesting.]

https://twitter.com/#!/manhattanedu

[JR: That leads to the announcement of the new website being up. :-)  ]

http://www.manhattan.edu/

[JR: Which has this block about new website, twitter, and Facebook. ]

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[JR: Snazzy, but that lead splash’s height forces the good stuff off the main screen. Maybe it renders differently in other browsers. We’ll see if there’s a new attitude to go with the new website. We’ll see what “online directory” means. The last THREE attempts haven’t been so good. Yea, but what did you expect from a grumpy fat old white guy injineer with a long memory. ]

# – # – # – # – #  2011-Dec-10 @ 07:03  http://goo.gl/n8ZRq

2011-Dec-10

JOBIT: Narducci, Michael N. [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/marshallnewsmessenger/obituary.aspx?n=michael-narducci&pid=154953124&eid=sp_ommatch

Michael Narducci

MARSHALL — Michael N. Narducci, of Marshall, passed away December 8, 2011. He was born December 29, 1934, to Ida Panzera and Roy Rocco Narducci. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, December 10, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Michael was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and graduated from Roosevelt, High School and Manhattan College with a degree in business. Michael played the violin in the Manhattan College Orchestra.

The family moved to Marshall, Texas, in 2007, where Michael was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and was very involved in St. Joseph Catholic Church, taking sacraments to nursing homes and the sick or elderly. He very much enjoyed the company of the four family dogs: Luigi, Sofia, Holly and Candee.

Mr. Narducci is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Rose Leonardi Narducci; daughters, Donna Narducci and her life partner, Roxanne Fucci, Susan Narducci and Lorie Lastra and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Zachary, Samuel, David and Solomon Lastra; three nephews, Roy and his wife, Kathy Narducci, Michael Narducci and William Cavaliere; two nieces, Lisa Shaeffer and husband, Scott, and Alaina Bainlardi and husband, John; sisters-in-law, Susan Cavaliere and Ruth Narducci; beloved cousins, Big Connie and Little Connie Petrovick and Jim Flower and wife, Karen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Roy Rocco Narducci; brother, Roy R. Narducci Jr.; and neice, Susan Mary Narducci.

Please make condolences to the family at http://www.sullivan-funeralhome.com

Published in The Marshall News Messenger from December 9 to December 10, 2011

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Narducci, Michael N. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/marshallnewsmessenger/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-narducci&pid=154953124&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1956.

May Ge Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Quickly responding. :-) Standing by waiting? LOL!]

Narducci, Michael N. [MC1956 RIP]

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2011-Dec-10

ENDNOTE: Still think that Catholic Schools are “Catholic”?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/catholic-high-school-refuses-to-allow-student-led-conservative-club-on-campus/

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL REFUSES TO ALLOW STUDENT-LED CONSERVATIVE CLUB ON CAMPUS
Posted on November 4, 2011 at 3:02pm by Billy Hallowell

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La Reina High School, an all-girls Catholic educational facility located in Thousand Oaks, California, has endured some heat after refusing to allow a student to launch a conservative club on campus.

In a story that has gone widely unreported, a battle has been brewing between the school’s administrators and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), an arm of Young Americans Foundation, a prominent organization that helps spread conservative ideals.

The drama commenced at the end of the last school year when Isabelle Foxen, who is now a junior at La Reina, decided that she wanted to launch a YAF chapter at the school. In an exclusive interview with the Blaze, Isabella’s mother, Cristine Foxen, explained that there was already a political interest group on the school’s campus, but she described it as a “very one-sided“ and ”liberal” group.

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Unfortunately, the Blaze was not able to verify the current status of these clubs or get a response to the quotes recalled by the mother, as accessing individuals at both the Los Angeles Archdiocese and La Reina has been difficult at best. In a brief conversation with Dr. Gomez, we were told that someone would respond to us. After we placed a number of follow-up calls, the Blaze was forwarded to the archdiocese (they, too, ignored our attempts for comment).

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Normally, I’d have did a “ho hum” and rolled right along.

I thought the name was odd for a “Catholic” high school. My rusty Manhattan Prep Spanish was enough to know that “La Reina” is spanish for “Queen”.

I looked at the website and saw pictures of all Caucasian girl students.

That’s odd.

Poking around on the website, http://www.lareina.com/about/index.asp, I found the mission statement: “La Reina High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women in the tradition, vision, and educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame. La Reina provides a nurturing, Catholic environment of educational excellence, focused on helping young women develop into moral and self-confident leaders, who work for the transformation of individuals and society. Students are given opportunities to foster their relationship with God, to grow intellectually, to develop their individual gifts, and to be catalysts for the promotion of justice locally, nationally and globally.”

I found the story and the statement inconsistent. If a reporter asks a question, it’s polite to answer it.

Then, at the last line of the statement, which I had to read twice to pick up on, “promotion of justice locally, nationally, and globally” jumped off the screen at me.

Our old “friend” “Social Justice”!

So this is Socialism wrapped up in the label “Catholic”. And, immediately, the whole story makes sense.

This is the “Secular Progressive” version of “Catholic”. It’s all designed to transfer power from the individual, made in the Image and Likeness, to the Government who replaced God in our lives.

So now I “see”!

It’s just another strategy in crippling a competitor to the Government as the Queen Bee of the human hive.

Where’s Zorro when you need him?

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