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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 10 – 2012 March 04

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 10 – 2012 March 04

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2012/jj2012W10.html

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2012-Feb-26

POSITRACTION: 26k$ on sale for @123

http://www.wmctv.com/story/16944877/bartlett-man-finds-26000-in-safe-bought-on-ebay

Bartlett man finds $26,000 in safe bought on eBay
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 5:37 PM EST Updated: Feb 17, 2012 1:38 PM EST
By Nick Kenney

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MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – UPDATE: The seller has added a new comment to his feedback page claiming that the buyer never found any money: “He was playing a practical joke the safe was empty there wasnt any money in it.”

A Bartlett man found thousands of dollars inside an item he bought on eBay. James Labrecque sold an old safe on eBay for $122.93. “I made a mistake, you know, that’s what it boils down to,” said Labrecque.  “And it cost me dearly.” Labrecque, an eBay user for more than 15 years, said he did not have the combination to the safe and believed it to be just another item to turn around. “I thought it was empty,” he said.  “I shook it and I didn’t feel anything inside of it, so I figured, well, maybe it’s just a locked safe, you know.  So I put it on eBay.” Labrecque lives in California.  The person who bought the safe lives in Bartlett.  Upon receipt, the buyer brought the safe to a welder, who cut it open.

Inside the safe was $26,000 in cash.

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[JR: At first I thought this was a finders keepers story. Then, it’s a mistake. Then, it’s a fraud. I’m totally confused. If it was a sale, then there’s no gripe. I like stories like this for the ethical challenges that it makes us consider. In this case, I think the buyer bought it in good faith and it’s not like it was the seller’s money that he put in the safe and forgot it. I’m interested in the opinions of my fellow alums since their more moral than just a fat old white guy injineer.]

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2012-Feb-26

JEMAIL: Devey, Roger G. [MC1953 RIP] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=Roger-Devey&pid=156078989

Roger G. Devey

Manning, S.C. – Roger G. Devey passed away on February 21, 2012.

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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/pilotonline/guestbook.aspx?n=roger-devey&pid=156078989&cid=full

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Dear John,

Roger is a member of that great class of 1953, and a great guy!

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And, I am sorry about the loss of your classmate. I know how that affects me.]

Devey, Roger G. [MC1953 RIP]

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2012-Feb-26

JHQ: Seeking $26M in tax-exempt refunding bonds

http://goo.gl/h6NAM

http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nycedc.com/system/files/files/event/
Manhattan%2520College%2520Public%2520Hearing%2520Package.pdf
&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAEoBDAAOABA3Mim-gRIAVgAYgJlbg&cd=
1KyITLHg834&usg=AFQjCNEIpEokXi2g_6FC_pxDXSS4E3cCGg

BUILD NYC RESOURCE CORPORATION PROJECT COST …4531 Manhattan College Pkwy., Bronx, NY (O’Malley Library) … Manhattan College (the “College”), a not-for-profit higher educational institution, is seeking …

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Manhattan College (the “College”), a not-for-profit higher educational institution, is seeking approval for the issuance of approximately $26,115,000 in tax-exempt refunding bonds (“Build NYC Bonds”).

The proceeds from the Build NYC Bonds, together with other funds of the College, will be used by the College to: 1) refund the outstanding Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (“DASNY”) Bonds (Manhattan College Insured Revenue Bonds, Series 2000); and to 2) pay certain costs related to the issuance of the Build NYC Bonds.The proceeds for the 2000 DASNY Bonds were used to finance a portion of the costs for the construction, furnishing and equipping of the O’Malley Library and to advance refund the then outstanding DASNY Bonds (Manhattan College Insured Revenue Bonds, Series 1992). The proceeds for the 1992 DASNY Bonds were used to refinance the costs for the construction, furnishing and equipping of the following College facilities: a) the East Hill Dormitory (re-named Horan Hall) (refund 1989 DASNY Bonds); b) the Research and Learning Center (refund 1984 DASNY Bonds); and c) the Jasper Hall (refinance a commercial bank loan) (collectively, the “Project Locations” with the O’Malley Library).

The College currently employs 157 full-time and 38 part-time employees (or 176 full-time equivalent employees) at the Project Locations. As the proceeds from the Build NYC Bonds include funds to be used to refinance the old debt of the College, no new employees are projected in connection with this financing.

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[JR: Running a college is a high finance hotel biz. Guess I’ll have to cut them some slack.]

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2012-Feb-26

JBLOGGER: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) has another blog

[JR: Sometimes you justhappen across “bread crumbs”.]

GOOGLE SEARCH:

manhattan college riverdale new york | TumblrSign up · Log in. ▾. Search Tags Help Docs. manhattan college riverdale new york · Explore more tags · block notes reblog. maryannmccarra-fitzpatrick: …www.tumblr.com/tagged/manhattan-college-riverdale-new-york

LEADS TO:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/manhattan-college-riverdale-new-york

WHICH LEADS TO:

http://maryannmccarra-fitzpatrick.tumblr.com/

McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: Taa dah! You can run but you can hide.]

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2012-Feb-26

MOBIT: Ware, Charles H. [MCxfac RIP]

http://www.tributes.com/show/Charles-H.-Ware-93308805

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Ware, Charles H. , 84, died February 20, 2012 at Bayfront Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Sharon V. Mayes of Palm Harbor; daughters Ellen E. Ware and Laura W. Pennington of Tampa; grandchildren Allen C. Pennington and Anna E. Pennington of Tampa; nephews Paul J. MacKnight (Sandie) of Sulphur, LA, Thomas E. MacKnight (Rhonda) of Aylett, VA, Kenneth C. MacKnight (Kim) of Calhoun, GA, and Dr. John M. MacKnight (Melissa) of Charlottesville, VA; niece Diane H. MacKnight of Arlington, VA; and cousin George W. Fischer (Janet) of Rosamond, CA.

Charlie was born in the Bronx, NY on July 8, 1927. He graduated in 1945 from Tenafly High School in NJ, and in 1949 from Princeton University. After serving in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in 1952-1954, which included living a year in Japan, he received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

In 1952 he married the late Elizabeth B. Ware. They had two daughters and lived for 20 years in Poughkeepsie, NY, where Charlie was active many years at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and served as its President. In 1980 they moved to Tampa, FL. They were later divorced. In 1985 he married Sharon at Mountain Lake Hotel in VA.

From 1959-1974 he worked at Texaco, where he wrote a comprehensive and widely used book on research and development. He also spent a year as Visiting Professor at Columbia University and as Consultant to the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania, and two years as Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College. He was a popular national speaker for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers from 1968 to 1994.

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Always an optimist, in 1987 Charlie created an inspirational alternative to Murphy’s Law: “Everything turns out right… when you let it.” He called the message “Charlie’s Law”. In 1999, he formed Charlie’s Law, Inc., publisher of posters, greeting cards and magnets and in 2004, published “Murphy’s Law Repealed!”. “Charlie’s Law” and ten of its corollaries are explicated in the book through personal and spiritual insights. The book continues to be life-changing for many readers.

Charlie was a soft-spoken, creative man noted as much for his warmth as for his keen intellect. He was beloved and will be dearly missed by his family and many friends, and indeed, by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Princeton University.

A Celebration of Life officiated by the Rev. Alan Rowbotham will take place at 11 AM on March 7, 2012. Further details as to the location will be forthcoming.

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Ware, Charles H. [MCxfac RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/93308805

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2012-Feb-26

MEMAIL: Update on Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

[JR:  Update on Veliz, Tierney [MC2011] ]

from:  Jude DiGidio, CFP
to:  Jasper Fjohn68 in a list of others
date:  Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM
subject:  Tierney

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Ashley and I were able to spend over three hours with Tierney on Friday night and it was awesome. Rose took the two other children to basketball so it was just us three for most of the night. The three hours seemed like 15 minutes. Tierney and Ashley get along great and for me what could be better than to be around to gorgeous girls at my age, not much. Tierney is way smarter than I even thought, she is funny, cute, brilliant  but in some ways still a child . She maybe the toughest person I ever meet, but doesn’t even realize it, I feel so insignificant in that department after listening to her, she is a giant in the toughness department.

It was a great evening beyond description, how could I tell you all we talked about and shared in three hours, but it was our best time yet by far. We were able to help her eat and give her medicine which Ash and I never did before, we talked about her future which was great.

Here is what her wish list looks like, first and foremost a service dog for her to get around with. I will exhaust all my connections to find out about these amazing creatures that God has given to the world. I guess we need to find out how much they cost, where do we get one, who can help us.

Number 2 is an Apple computer so she can use that when she starts taking classes, which will be soon, she is very pumped up to go back to school very soon, either back to Seton Hall or take some credits at the college her, she was very psyched about this and this will happen soon.

Number three was a piece of equipment to help her stand, she is going to send me more information on that piece. The great news now is we can focus on these items for her, the questions will be who can get us the computer from Apple, can anyone get it donated or at a discount, should only be about $2000 bucks retail, no big deal but with a donation or a discount maybe we can get her more stuff, the service dog, anyone know anyone who knows about these animals, someone must but to me the dog is the key item.

Other great news, Ashley and her seemed like they known each other for years, that are making plans for dinner and going to the mall to do girl stuff, the van Rose has will help beyond words, Tierney has a new wheel chair which is way better than the last one, plus Tierney looked strong, young, beautiful and full of positive energy last night, she is going to be a powerful force in this world.

Have a great weekend everyone, lets keep pushing for this girl and family, society will be way stronger with an independent Tierney Veliz,

Jude

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[JR: Makes me sad. Hope we get a chance to help.]

Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

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[JR: Since this is going to be an ongoing story line, I’m adding the tag “Veliz” to all posts about our fellow alum. The link http://jasperjottings-daily.com/tag/veliz/ will bring up all stories about her. You can paste that link into your RSS reader for updates.]

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[JR: Since this is going to be an ongoing story line, I’m adding the tag “Veliz” to all posts about our fellow alum. The link http://jasperjottings-daily.com/tag/veliz/  will bring up all stories about her. You can paste that link into your RSS reader for updates.]

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2012-Feb-26

JLINKEDIN: Horgan, Alison [MC2006] Writer at New York State Senate

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alison-horgan/48/95B/217

Horgan, Alison [MC2006]
Writer at New York State Senate
Owner Nosila by Alison Horgan
Delmar, New York
Legislative Office

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2012-Feb-26

JNEWS: Tighe, Sheila [MC1984] stuck on Linsanity

http://www.silive.com/sports/advance/dowd/index.ssf/2012/02/sheila_tighe_recalls_a_special.html

Sheila Tighe recalls a special era in Staten Island women’s basketball
Published: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:05 AM
By Tom Dowdtighe Staten Island

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From 3,000 miles away, even Sheila Tighe got swept away by the sudden, stunning stardom of Jeremy Lin.

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Tighe went off to Manhattan College after scoring 1,891 points for the Eagles, still third on the Island’s all-time list, more than 30 years later.

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And now Tighe and her No. 11 Jasper jersey are going to the big Hall, the one in Springfield, Mass., the town where James Naismith invented the game at the local YMCA. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tighe is part of “The MAAC Experience,” a 600-square-foot exhibit that opened in the fall to run in conjunction with the conference hosting its annual basketball tournaments in Springfield the next three years. She’s been chosen by Manhattan to represent the school on the MAAC Honor Roll, with each of the 10 schools in the league choosing one female and one male to be enshrined in the exhibit each year.

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There will be a dinner on Friday evening where the 20 honorees will be recognized, and they’ll also take the court at halftime of Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. men’s game between the No. 8 and No. 9 seeds.

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After 20 years in L.A., Tighe is a founder herself. Last summer she and a partner opened City Films, producing commercials, documentaries, public service announcement and in-house corporate videos.

She said it all comes from basketball, the relationships she formed and the doors it opened.

“I have a lot of really fond memories,” said Tighe. “I had really wonderful teammates. I had great friends from there. I love the fact that I was close to home, being from New York. I don’t think we accomplished what we really hoped to do. But we had a pretty good run and I loved every minute of it.”

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Tighe, Sheila [MC1984]

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2012-Feb-26

JEMAIL: O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) mourns Devey, Roger G. [MC1953 RIP]

John –

Roger Devey was class of 1953 (Business).One more of us gone.

Regards,
Bob O’Connor, ’53B

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Sorry about your lost classmate. That always upsets me when a classmate passes.]

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

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2012-Feb-27

MNEWS: Widow of Bellew, John [MC1989 RIP] remarries

[JR: Caught a story, but wasn’t sure. So Mike confirmed. Here it is.]

http://www.lohud.com/article/20120226/COLUMNIST05/302260071/Baird-Pearl-River-couple-s-royal-wedding-shows-hope-reigns

Baird: Pearl River couple’s ‘royal wedding’ shows hope reigns
12:41 AM, Feb. 26, 2012

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Their fairy tale love stories took tragic turns, recounted in a video narrated by host Kelly Ripa as part of Friday’s show. In 2005, John Bellew and five other firefighters dove out windows to escape a Bronx fire. Bellew and a colleague perished, leaving Eileen to raise four young children.

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Mike,

This rings a bell. Is there a Jasper connection? Other than Baird, Bob (MC1969) writing it.

fjohn68

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Dear John,

John is a member of the Class of 1989.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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[JR: I’m glad for the happy couple. As a widower, I know the sadness. SO it’s good to have some joy. I’ll pray for them and our fellow alum.]

Bellew, John [MC1989 RIP]

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2012-Feb-27

JNEWS: Franco, Rev. Joseph [MC1997] had a story in the NY Daily News

[JR: Google found this but the link is broken.]

Rev. Joseph Franco of Sacred Heart is charged  with  leading Bronx parishes to new heights as regional chair  – New York Daily NewsFranco was raised in Queens by a Puerto Rican mother and a Peruvian father, and studied at Manhattan College in Riverdale, where his calling in life was confirmed. He was the only seminarian in his 14-member class who spoke fluent Spanish …

Rev. Joseph Franco of Sacred Heart is charged with leading Bronx parishes to new heights as regional chairRev. Joseph Franco of Sacred Heart parish, who will oversee ongoing reorganization of 27 Archdiocese schools in the Bronx.
Msgr. Gerald Ryan of St. Luke’s Church in Mott Haven, where he has served since 1966. (He is not on the board.) Msgr. John Jenik, pastor at Our Lady of Refuge in Bedford Park, added, “It’s a good choice, because we really need some young blood in this.”

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[JR: Help? With the link down and nothing in the Google cache, what can I do?]

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Dear John,

Father Franco is a member of the Class of 1997 and has been back to the College to celebrate Mass for us.  He is a very energetic young Priest.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Franco, Rev. Joseph [MC1997]

[JR: Now we just need the story.]

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2012-Mar-02

Dear John,

Thursday’s NY Daily News, Bronx Edition, (page 35) has an article about the appointment of Father Joseph Franco,’97 to head up the Catholic School  Reorganization for the Northwest/South Bronx region. A great picture of him accompanies the article.

Best,
Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. But it’s not online.]

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2012-Feb-28

JOBIT: Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC1936 RIP]

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2012/02/william_ennis_97.html

William Ennis, 97
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:32 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:34 AM
By Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Longtime Staten Islander William E. Ennis, Sr., 97, a retired federal and city government specialist and real estate appraiser, died yesterday in Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Castleton Corners, where he had resided for seven years.

Born in the Bronx, he also lived in Sunnyside, Queens, before settling on Staten Island 25 years ago.

Mr. Ennis graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Manhattan College, both in the Bronx.

He served in the New York National Guard and retired with the rank of major, family said.

Mr. Ennis was a member of the AARP and sang in a barber shop quartet.

He enjoyed going to military reunions and was a member of the Order of Saint Barbara military honor Society and the American Legion.

His wife, Virginia, died in 1995. He also was preceded in death by his sons, Joseph and John, and his daughter, Jane Lazaro.
Surviving Mr. Ennis are his son, William Jr.; his daughter, Patrice Whalen; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church, Tottenville. Burial will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale.

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Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1936. I also believe that his son William is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC1936 RIP]

Ennis, William Jr. [MC1951]

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2012-Feb-29

JEMAIL: Kelly, Ken [MC1954] cited by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

I missed the announcement that Ken Kelly,’54 was inducted into the All Hallows High School Hall of Fame on October 28th, 2011. Below is the citation that accompanied his induction:

” Ken was born in the Bronx of Irish parents John and Bridget Lavelle Kelly. He is the second of their four children. Older brother John James (All Hallows Class of 1948) now deceased, sister Margaret, a Sister of Mercy, and past provincial of her order, and James Patrick.

Ken came to All Hallows from Sacred Heart Parish and School in the Highbridge  section  of the Bronx and graduated with honors in the Class of 1950. He ran on the track team and played varsity football. While a student at All Hallows, he worked at Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds as a vendor.

After graduation, he attended Manhattan College where he was active in the Math Club, Phi Rho Pi Fraternity, Air Force ROTC, and ran for class president. At graduation he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Math/Physics and was commissioned a lieutenant in the US Air Force. He served from 1954 to 1957, and after time in the Reserves, was honorably discharged in 1965.

While a senior at Manhattan, he was recruited by AT&T, where he worked for 46 years in a number of different assignments, retiring the first time as Director of Broadcast Services and the second time as a Regional Sales Manager. During his time at ATT&T, he attended the ATT&T/Harvard Advanced Degree program and received a Master’s Degree in Management.

Ken married Madeline Castiner Kelly on September 24, 1960 at St. Rose of Lima Church in New York City. They have four children, Kenneth, Karen Kelly Esposito, Thomas and Steven. They have three granddaughters, Lauren Elizabeth, Julia Constance, Victoria Kelly Esposito and two grandsons, Matthew Paul Esposito and Thomas Christopher Kelly.

Ken is a substitute teacher at his local high school, a past commander of the American Legion, a member of the Manasquan Elks, co-chairman  of  the All Hallows Class of 1950 Alumni, Chairman of the Manhattan College Career Job Fair, and a member of the Manhattan College Alumni Council. He has been a coordinator for the All Hallows Class of 1950 scholarship for needy students and, along with other classmates, has been and advocate for tuition vouchers for deserving students in private  schools like All Hallows.

Ken and Madeline enjoy, spring, summer, and fall at the Jersey shore and winter in Florida. They also enjoy gatherings with family and friends.”

This was a well deserved honor for a very active and loyal Jasper!

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kelly, Ken [MC1954]

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2012-Feb-29

MOBIT: Kutchman, Vincent [MCattendee RIP]

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2012/02/vincent_kutchman_50.html

Vincent Kutchman, 50
Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:04 AM     Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:08 AM
By Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –Vincent Kutchman, 50, of New Dorp, died Sunday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Kutchman later moved to Manhattan before settling in New Dorp 20 years ago.

He worked as a loader at The Home Depot in Mariners Harbor for four years.

Mr. Kutchman studied telecommunications at Manhattan College, the Bronx.

In his free time, he enjoyed building model cars and airplanes. He was an avid hobbyist.

“He was a great guy, the best, a very good-hearted person who would help anybody,” said his brother, Chris Kutchman.

In addition to his brother, Chris, surviving are a stepdaughter, Crystal Pipitone, and one stepson, Joseph Pipitone.

A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at A. Azzara Funeral Home, South Beach. Arrangements include cremation.

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Kutchman, Vincent [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. We don’t know why he left? Military and money would be my two guesses. A good many who went to the military, never came back, and maybe those that did had new priorities. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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2012-Mar-01

JHQ: New York Campus Compact

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/manhattan-college-joins-new-york-campus-compact

Manhattan College Joins New York Campus Compact
Posted on February 28, 2012

Manhattan College has become the newest member of the New York Campus Compact (NYCC), an association that connects more than 80 colleges and universities from across New York State. Hosted by Cornell University, the NYCC is the largest regional branch of the national network, a coalition that strives to promote active citizenship as a focus of higher education. As a member of the NYCC, Manhattan College will receive valuable resources to further promote student service and civic engagement within the community, an important aspect of the mission of the College.

“The College’s campus ministry and social action office has always encouraged service and community engagement on campus and provided faculty and other colleagues with any materials and community contacts we had,” said Lois Harr, director of campus ministry and social action at Manhattan College. “Campus Compact will help the College get to a new scale by providing an entire array of resources from research to program models, conferences to funding opportunities and more.”

A few of the faculty benefits of NYCC membership include the availability of the latest research, publications, program models, and even funding opportunities for Manhattan College. The NYCC also puts strategic plans in motion in useful ways, including fostering relationships between student life, academic affairs and the local community. Its membership offers students the opportunity to gain real-world experience that augments academic learning and even generates thought about long-term civic and social solutions.

“Campus Compact will assist the College in being an even greater asset to our neighbors in the Bronx and beyond,” added Harr.

“Manhattan’s association with Campus Compact is a logical next step for us as we look to increase our students’ experience with community service and civic engagement in our current strategic plan,” said Richard Satterlee, Ph.D., vice president for student life. “I am certain that faculty and student life professionals will benefit from this association as they seek to expand opportunities for student learning, inside and outside of the classroom.”

Campus Compact serves more than 6 million students from across the United States and the coalition includes more than 1,100 national colleges and universities, from two-year to four-year public and private schools. NYCC member student volunteers provided an estimated $560 million worth of service to New York communities in 2010 with the aid of the NYCC.

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[JR: Circumspect? How does this differentiate MC and what “fleas” come along with “strange bedfellows”.]

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2012-Mar-01

JEMAIL: Wilson, Paul F. [MC1942 RIP] idedby Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Paul-Wilson&pid=156026239
Paul F. Wilson (1920 – 2012)
Published in the The Journal News on February 22, 2012
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Wilson, Paul F. [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=paul-wilson&pid=156026239&cid=full
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John,

Paul Wilson, whose obituary was presented in Issue 09 of 2012 was a member of the Class of 1942.

Warren Schlickenrieder

[JR: Thanks, Warren. Often, when stuff happens on Thursday and Friday, it’s difficult to get the email version updated. The email is a static shot of what exists on Saturday night. So readers, unless they check the daily, can be looking at “old news”. Need digital ink. LOL! For a zero budget operation.]

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Wilson, Paul F. [MC1942 RIP]

Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

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2012-Mar-01

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites Reilly, Caitlin [MC2005]

Dear John,

This is an interesting piece about Caitlin’ work.
Mike

——– Original Message ——–
Subject:  [Manhattan College Alumni] Caitlin Reilly, MC class of 2005, at work in the…
Date:  Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:52:00 -0800
From:  Lois Harr
To:  Manhattan College Alumni

Lois Harr posted in Manhattan College Alumni. Caitlin Reilly, MC class of 2005, at work in…

Caitlin Reilly, MC class of 2005, at work in the Big Easy…
New York State Marine Education Association: Restoration Efforts in the City with a Ring Around Itnysmea.blogspot.com

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http://nysmea.blogspot.com/2012/02/restoration-efforts-in-city-with-ring.html

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Restoration Efforts in the City with a Ring Around It

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The greater New Orleans area is a melting pot of complex issues that often overlap and sometimes conflict. We’ve seen the impact that major hurricanes (like those in the 2005 season, Katrina and Rita) have had on the area, which are only heightened because of accelerated wetlands loss. According to data from partners of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act initiative, “If nothing more is done to stop this land loss, Louisiana could potentially lose approximately 700 additional square miles of land, or an area about equal to the size of the greater Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, in the next 50 years.”

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[JR: Good story. Long. But what frustrates me is that the Gooferment caused, the Gooferment made it worse, and evidently the Gooferment hasn’t finished the job. So volunteers have to work on the problem. Absurd. Cui bono? Politicians and bureaucrats. Sorry for the people who had to suffer through this.]

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Reilly, Caitlin [MC2005]

Harr, Lois [MCstaff]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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2012-Mar-01

JHQ: ManhattanCollege’s Facebook broke 400 likes today!

#ManhattanCollege’s Facebook broke 400 likes today! Help grow our social media by telling your friends to like us:

http://t.co/01f0rWYZ

by ManhattanEdu (Manhattan College)

https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanCollegeEdu

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[JR: I’m one of the 400; are you?]

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2012-Mar-02

MEMAIL: Merriman, William [MCfaculty] reports on awards

John,

I am forwarding to you an email with 3 attachments that describe the 2/24 Physical Education Department’s Distinguished Service Award Program honoring 3 distinguished alumni/ae. The three awardees (Anthony Servidio, ’71; Dr. Terrence Ryan, ’72; Dr. Laura Martorello, ’88) are quite distinguished alumni/ae and well-deserving of the award. I hope you can use this for JasperJottings.

Thanks for doing JasperJottings! I read it every week and love to read about the doings of alums that I know, particularly my former students.

William Merriman, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education

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[JR: To do each one justice, I’ll post them as separate posts. Thanks, always need content. Be careful though, this is supposed to be an “underground non-official” activity. Someone will think you’re supporting a “subversive”. LOL! Never was able to convince anyone that this should be done by the Alumni office. Appreciate you sharing this with everyone. Hard to get news out from the Quad.]

Martorello, Laura [MC1988]

Ryan, Terrence  [MC1972]

Servidio, Anthony  [MC1971]

Merriman, William [MCfaculty]

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2012-Mar-02

JNEWS: Martorello, Laura [MC1988] MC Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Laura Martorello
Class of 1988

Dr. Laura Martorello is a 1988 graduate of Manhattan College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. She then received a Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in 1992 and a Doctor of Physical Education degree with an emphasis in Biomechanics and Administration from Springfield College in 1997. She is a licensed Physical Therapist in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

Laura has extensive clinical experience as a physical therapist in home care and also in therapy with mentally and physically disabled persons. In addition, she has been involved in four colleges/universities as a professor in Physical Therapy education programs. She also served as director or associate director in two of these programs. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at American International College in Springfield Massachusetts. She lives in Connecticut with her one-and-a-half year-old daughter, Antonia.

Dr. Martorello has published in peer-reviewed journals and made several presentations at scientific and professional conferences. She has also organized and conducted several continuing educational workshops. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and is on the Board of National Advisors for the National Fitness Trainers Association.

Because of her excellent clinical, administrative, research and teaching experience, Dr. Laura Martorello is most deserving of the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance’s Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations Dr. Martorello!

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[JR: Well done.]

Martorello, Laura [MC1988]

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2012-Mar-02

JNEWS: Servidio, Anthony [MC1971] MC Distinguished Service Award

Anthony Servedio
Class of 1971

Anthony Servedio entered Manhattan College in the Fall of 1967 on a full athletic scholarship after graduating from Cardinal Spellman HS, where he was an All- City Football and Baseball Player.

During his four years as a Health and Physical Education Major, Tony also played center field for the Jaspers Varsity and garnered All-Metropolitan Conference All Star Honorable Mention for his Junior and Senior Years. Tony was selected Captain for the 1971 Team and led the NCAA in successful stolen base percentage for attempts per games played.

Upon his graduation from Manhattan, Tony took his leadership abilities and educational skills to work as a Teacher, Athletic Coach, Dean of Students, and Educational Administrator for the next 40 years of uninterrupted service in the NYC Department of Education and several Long Island School Districts, as well. He is indeed a superlative of the highest kind.

Currently, Tony is working in St. Dominick’s HS in Long Island as an Assistant Principal.

Tony is recognized for his accomplishments and his service to youngsters, their families, and the community at large.

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[JR: Well done  ]

Servidio, Anthony  [MC1971]

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2012-Mar-02

JNEWS: Ryan, Terrence  [MC1972] MC Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Terrence Ryan
Class of 1972

Upon graduation from Manhattan College in 1972, Dr. Ryan received a fellowship to the state University of New York at Brockport to study adapted physical education and special education. After obtaining his Master’s Degree at SUNY, Brockport, Dr. Ryan received a teaching assistantship to The Ohio State University, Nisonger Center. There he studied, conducted research and worked with prominent scholars in special education, psychology, adapted physical education and health services.

In June of 1977, Dr. Ryan received his Ph. D. from the Ohio State University and accepted his first job in Cleveland as supervisor of adapted physical education and leisure services for the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD). Over the next seven years, he developed a comprehensive program of adapted physical education and leisure-recreation services for 4,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities.

After being promoted to Director of Children’s Services for the CCBDD in 1985, Dr. Ryan worked with 31 school districts to implement special education services for the multi-handicapped in neighborhood schools and the development of preschool special education services. In 1998, Dr. Ryan became the CCBDD’s first Assistant Superintendent, responsible for the overall operation of the CCBDD’s educational, adult vocational, residential, transportation and clinical services. In 2002, Dr. Ryan became Superintendent/CEO of the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Ryan is recognized for his leadership at the local, state and national levels. He leads one of the finest organizations in the country, serving individuals with developmental disabilities. He oversees an annual operating budget of $200 million and a professional staff of 1,250, serving more than 9,000 infants, children and adults who have developmental disabilities. Over his career he has worked on important public policy initiatives at the state and national levels so that people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunities.

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[JR: Well done.]

Ryan, Terrence  [MC1972]

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2012-Mar-02

JEMAIL: Wilson, Richard [MC1979] responds about his Dad Wilson, Paul F. [MC1942 RIP]

RE: Paul F. Wilson 1920 – 2012
From Richard Wilson

Thanks for placing the kind message on behalf of Manhattan College on my father’s memorial site. Manhattan College is a “family school” – not only did my father graduate (42), but I did (79) and my son will (2013), as well as numerous uncles, cousins, etc. Once again, thank you very much and we deeply appreciate your sentiments. Richard

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[JR: You’re most welcome. Wish I could have captured his “song”. Sadly, we have no process or resources to interview every Jasper on a regular basis. Imagine all that we’d learn. Tower on Babel comes to mind. But, we could do a Jasper-apedia. A compendium or encyclopedia of Jasper dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom). Thanks for writing.]

Wilson, Paul F. [MC1942 RIP]

Wilson, Richard [MC1979]

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2012-Mar-03

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots Calogero, Catherine [MC????]

Dear John,

This is interesting. I am not sure what year Catherine graduated from Manhattan.

Best,
Mike

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Subject:  [Manhattan College Alumni] New link
Date:  Fri, 2 Mar 2012 18:23:54 -0800
From:  Lois Harr
To:  Manhattan College Alumni

Lois Harr posted in Manhattan College Alumni.

Lois Harr
9:23pm Mar 2

Catherine Calogero | Lasallian Volunteers
http://www.lasallianvolunteers.org

What do you do?John XXIII Educational Center began 3 years ago as an after school site for supervise…

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http://www.lasallianvolunteers.org/lv2010/2012/03/02/catherine-calogero/

Catherine Calogero
Service Site: John XXIII Educational Center, Racine, WI
College: Manhattan College

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What do you do?John XXIII Educational Center began 3 years ago as an after school site for supervised study hall, mentoring, and tutoring after the close of San Juan Diego Middle School. I am responsible for overseeing study hall sessions, assisting students with homework, projects, and school assignments, maintaining the library, and planning and organizing weekly social activities for the students. During the daytime hours, John XXIII Educational Center offers Out-Reach Programs at various middle school sites. Our staff facilitates 5-6 week mini courses on topics related to anger management, gossip and bullying, self-esteem, and health related issues. I am currently responsible for facilitating four different Out-Reach Programs at various school sites.

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What have you discovered about poverty from your work?

I have found that it is very easy, especially when working with those who are struggling with poverty, to fall into the trap of feeling like you always need to do something FOR that person, when in reality, the focus should be on doing something WITH that person. Sometimes someone who is struggling only needs a person to walk with them and empower them to take initiative and ownership over their situation to set them on the right path. The real beauty of being in service to those living in poverty is being a part of creating an environment that enables them to do something on their own

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Why would you recommend a contribution to the LV Program from a prospective donor?

A donation to the LV program is a donation that extends far beyond the work of the Lasallian Volunteers. By donating to the LV program, you are investing in a worldwide network of people and places that believe in a quality education for everyone. Your donation not only helps with continuing the LV program, but also ensures that many Lasallian ministries will have the staff and resources they need to keep their doors open. Without Lasallian Volunteers, many schools and agencies would be unable to provide services for their students and clients. As a donor to the LV program, you are committing to changing lives by offering unique experiences to those who benefit from your generosity, volunteers and students alike.

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[JR: No secret I don’t have a high opinion of how “we” do “education” here in the USA. The Horace Mann meme is all wrong (i.e., Yack in the box model, cattle herds in a prison like scene, teacher unions insulating bad teachers, parents forced to send their children to these mind numbing places, parents abdicating their responsibility for educating their children, parent and bureaucrats transferring the costs to taxpayers, and the dumbing down of the electorate. Just look at the results and we don’t change. Like a kid’s locomotive stuck on a closed loop of track. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), I found this young lady’s story to very Jasper-ishly inspiring. May she make a difference. We can only hope.]

Calogero, Catherine [MC????]

Harr, Lois [MCstaff]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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2012-Mar-03

JEMAIL: Call for pre-2001 copies of Jasper Jottings

Dear Dean Merriman:

Thanks for the content. It was a pleasure to add that to this week’s Jasper Jottings. Always scrounging for “news”. So it’s a big help when it comes in over the transom.

You’re most welcome. It’s a heck of hobby. I think the accomplishments of my fellow alums are inspiring. I wish I had the resources to capture more of their stories. For some reason, folks feel that telling their story is bragging. False modesty imho. It’s a “duty” to tell your story, warts and all, to help the rest of us navigate as well as share the dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) that they’ve collected in their trek through what I call “real life”.

When I retire, I think I creates some ebooks of all the Jasper Jottings I have. Sadly I didn’t start collecting them all in one place online until 2001. Maybe I’ll ask the readers to send in any old one’s that they have? ROFL. We’ll see who is more obsessive hoarder than me.

Thanks for your kind words. That type of feedback let’s me know that the effort is worth it.

fjohn68

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[JR: Anyone have pre-2001 Jasper Jottings? I had a hard disk crash ‘n’ burn (literally) at the end of 2000 (Y2K?) and lost a lot of old files. Long before, I got serious about it. Long before DROPBOX, Carbonite, and POGOPLUGs. Your help would be appreciated.]

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2012-Mar-03

JHQ: “Dreams Delivered” 1:29 min

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd-KsXxHBpc

Uploaded by manhattancollege on Mar 1, 2012

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“Dreams Delivered”

1:29 min

[JR: Very well done. imho! ]

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2012-Mar-03

JLINKEDIN: Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988) Freelance Writer/Marketing Coordinator

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patrice-liquori-athanasidy/4/9b/51b

Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988)
Freelance Writer/Marketing Coordinator
Greater New York City Area
Writing and Editing

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy via Twitter: @PatricePiece Honor to cover. Mass for Longest-Married Couples Strikes Poignant Chord – Catholic New York http://t.co/SAo9XxJn

Websites
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PatriceAutism
One of the sites I developed: http://www.sallymayes.net/
It’s The Little Things: http://peekskill.patch.com/articles/it-s-the-little-things-hug-is-worth-the-wait
Twitter: @PatricePiece https://twitter.com/#!/search/users/%40PatricePiece
Activities and Societies: The Quadarangle, Pen and Sword, Epsilon Sigma Pi, Delta Mu Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa, Marketing Club

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2012-Mar-03

JNEWS: Scott, Daniel [MC1999] Counsel Chadbourne & Parke

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chadbourne-parke-appoints-two-international-164800604.html

Chadbourne & Parke Appoints Two International Partners, One International Counsel and Three Counsel to Its Global PracticeFirm Continues to Strengthen Established Practice Areas in Latin America, Moscow and New York
PR NewswirePress Release: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
– Fri, Mar 2, 2012 11:48 AM EST

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NEW YORK, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke announced today that it has made six new appointments. Alejandro Landa and Daniel Spencer have been appointed International Partners in Mexico City and Sao Paulo respectively, Jeff Browne has been appointed International Counsel in Moscow, while Daniel Scott, Joseph Giannini and Kessar Nashat have been promoted to Counsel in the New York office.

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Daniel Scott practices trusts and estates and tax law out of Chadbourne’s New York office. Mr. Scott’s practice focuses on domestic and international estate, tax and wealth planning for high net worth individuals and their families and businesses. In addition to the preparation of wills and trusts, Mr. Scott advises on the structuring, administration and transfer of closely held businesses, including family offices and private trust companies, and other assets. He also counsels international clients on cross-border planning, pre-immigration tax planning, U.S. tax and reporting issues, and offshore grantor and non-grantor trust issues. Mr. Scott has published numerous articles and has lectured on the personal planning needs of entertainers and athletes.  Mr. Scott earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Manhattan College in 1999, where he was Valedictorian of his class, and is a 2002 graduate, magna cum laude, of St. John’s University, School of Law.

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Scott, Daniel [MC1999]

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2012-Mar-03

ENDNOTE: Liberty of conscience was / is part of the larger issue

http://ricochet.com/main-feed/American-Catholicism-s-Pact-With-the-Devil

American Catholicism’s Pact With the Devil
Paul A. Rahe · Feb. 10 at 5:21pm

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In the nascent American republic, this principle was codified in its purest form in the First Amendment to the Constitution. But it had additional ramifications as well – for the government’s scope was limited also in other ways. There were other amendments that made up what we now call the Bill of Rights, and many of the states prefaced their constitutions with bills of rights or added them as appendices. These were all intended to limit the scope of the government. They were all designed to protect the right of individuals to life, liberty, the acquisition and possession of property, and the pursuit of happiness as these individuals understood happiness. Put simply, liberty of conscience was part of a larger package.

This is what the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church forgot. In the 1930s, the majority of the  bishops, priests, and nuns sold their souls to the devil, and they did so with the best of intentions. In their concern for the suffering of those out of work and destitute, they wholeheartedly embraced the New Deal. They gloried in the fact that Franklin Delano Roosevelt made Frances Perkins – a devout Anglo-Catholic laywoman who belonged to the Episcopalian Church but retreated on occasion to a Catholic convent – Secretary of Labor and the first member of her sex to be awarded a cabinet post. And they welcomed Social Security – which was her handiwork. They did not stop to ponder whether public provision in this regard would subvert the moral principle that children are responsible for the well-being of their parents. They did not stop to consider whether this measure would reduce the incentives for procreation and nourish the temptation to think of sexual intercourse as an indoor sport. They did not stop to think.

In the process, the leaders of the American Catholic Church fell prey to a conceit that had long before ensnared a great many mainstream Protestants in the United States – the notion that public provision is somehow akin to charity – and so they fostered state paternalism and undermined what they professed to teach: that charity is an individual responsibility and that it is appropriate that the laity join together under the leadership of the Church to alleviate the suffering of the poor. In its place, they helped establish the Machiavellian principle that underpins modern liberalism – the notion that it is our Christian duty to confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it.

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While this is a little nose-bleed-ish for this fat old white guy injineer, it does strike to the heart of the issue.

I’ve critiqued the decision not to fight Gooferment Skrules on a First Amendment basis. The Gooferment should not be propagandizing future voters. And, dumbing them down. That was the goal of the Prussians when they introduced the whole idea. And, “We, The Sheeple” just went along.

How do we put some spine back into the Church folks and the American People in general?

Maybe BHO44 has done that for us?

This is just the first shot at religious freedom. If BHO44 gets reelected, then Obamacare will open the flood gates of these type issues.

Do Catholics have the courage of a MLK or Gandhi to stand together in defiance of the civil authorities?

Sadly, I don’t think so.

It’s a war for the soul of America. A war that may have been lost in 1913. And, these are just the final skirmishes. Before there’s total capitulation to the “Secular Progressive” meme.

Argh!

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