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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 – 2015 Jun 28

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 – 2015 Jun 28

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2015/jj2015W26.html

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POSITRACTION: An Engineer’s Simple Solution for African Girls Dropping Out

2015-Jun-21

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/feminine-reason-african-girls-drop-out-of-school/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=04-06-2015

The Feminine Reason for African Girls Dropping Out, An Engineer’s Simple Solution
by Good News Network – May 28, 2015

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Many girls in the Western world use their period as an excuse to sit out of gym class–but in some African countries a girl’s monthly cycle forces her out of school altogether.

Diana Sierra was already empowering women in Africa and South America, working as an industrial engineer on innovative cookstoves and food processors that would make their lives better. But when she visited Uganda and found girls there dropping out of school, she trained her problem-solving prowess on the lack of feminine pads.

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While designing the product she worked closely with African girls who told her they wanted something colorful, girly and beautiful. It was a poignant reminder that no matter someone’s income level, people want beautiful things.

“It is our job as designers to serve this population with the same attention to aesthetics as we do with any other user segment.”

Beginning today, Plan USA is offering everyone in the world the chance to help girls in Africa by donating two pairs of the panty-pads for an $11 contribution.

http://www.planusa.org/sanitation-solutions-girls

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I was attracted to this story because, as a fat old white guy injineer, I know engineers like to think of themselves as “problem solvers”.

Not every problem is obvious; not every solution requires a Gooferment solution.

If humans are challenged, some one of the species can solve it.

When you think outside of that proverbial “box”, amazing things can happen.

Some things seem so OBVIOUS once they are solved. Hotels Dot Com captured the concept perfectly with Captain Obvious that says obvious things.

I need to look around and see what I can find that’s “obvious”. Not every idea has to change the world like this one, but it’s amazing when they do.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JNEWS: Wall, David [MC???? RIP] Hudson County Track Coaches Association HoF

2015-Jun-21

http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/26707915/article-SCOREBOARD–HCTCA-honors-past–present-and-future–Thompson–Filipovic–Wall-inducted-to-track-Hall-of-Fame-

SCOREBOARD
HCTCA honors past, present and future
Thompson, Filipovic, Wall inducted to track Hall of Fame
by Jim Hague
Jun 21, 2015

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But now, the two are members of the Hudson County Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Thompson, the North Bergen great sprinter, and Zivanovic Filipovic, the state shot put champion from St. Dominic Academy, earned their status last Monday night at the annual HCTCA’s induction dinner and awards presentation at the Chandelier in Bayonne.

Thompson and Zivanovic Filipovic were inducted along with the late David Wall, a sensational distance runner in his day at both Dickinson High School and Manhattan College.

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Wall ran for Dickinson in the 1970s and posted times in the mile run that were unheard of at the time for local high school runners. His sister, Sheila Wall Leonardo, one of the best basketball players to ever come out of St. Anthony and later played at LaSalle, was one of the people who accepted on Dave Wall’s behalf.

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Wall, David [MC???? RIP]

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JHQ: Alma Mater 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame

2015-Jun-21

http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=12500&ATCLID=210159498

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College is pleased to announce its Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  Eight former student-athletes will be inducted at a formal dinner on Saturday, November 7.
The 2015 Hall of Fame honorees are:

Karen Chevalleau ’92 (women’s track & field)
Christer Hagberg ’98 (men’s track & field)
Steve Herishen ’95 (wrestling)
Siobhan Kilkenny ’03 (women’s basketball)
Joseph Maguire ’74 (men’s swimming & diving)
Marty Redmond ’87 (men’s cross country/track & field)
Goedele ‘Luka’ Van Cauteren ’04 (volleyball)
Russ Williams ’92 (men’s basketball)

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JFOUND: O’Keefe, Luke F. [MC????] Asset Manager First Reserve

2015-Jun-21

https://www.firstreserve.com/go.asp?Go=!frcteampages&x=TeamPage&MemberId=187

2015 Jun 20 Luke O Keefe

Luke F. O’Keefe
Asset Manager
Greenwich

Luke F. O’Keefe, Asset Manager, joined First Reserve in 2015. His responsibilities include due diligence and analysis of proposed investments, business planning for new investments, and long term monitoring and plan implementation for investments by the energy infrastructure sector. Mr. O’Keefe brings a unique capability to First Reserve with over 30 years of power industry experience in North America and Europe. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was a Vice President of Technical Risk in the Energy Financial Services Group at General Electric Company where he focused on the risk underwriting, construction and management of portfolios of operating wind, solar, biomass and power generation facilities. He also spent 12 years at Texaco Inc. (now Chevron Corporation) where his responsibilities included origination, contract management, marketing and gasification technology licensing. Mr. O’Keefe holds an M.B.A. from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, a Master of Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

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O’Keefe, Luke F. [MC????]

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COMMENT: Catherine Francomano-Renza on Francomano, Francis Joseph “Big Frank” [MC1962 RIP]

2015-Jun-21

RE: Francomano, Francis Joseph “Big Frank” [MC1962 RIP]

Message from Catherine Francomano-Renza:

Thank you so very much for you kind words of sympathy.

Sincerely, Cathie

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JFOUND: Duggan, Michael J. [MC????] a top Massachusetts attorney

2015-Jun-21

http://www.dugganlawoffices.com/meet-the-attorney/

2015 Jun 20 Duggan

Michael J. Duggan, Esq.

A top Massachusetts attorney, Michael J. Duggan, Esq., has been practicing law in North Attleboro and Marblehead since 1974. After graduating from Manhattan College of New York, Michael went on to earn his law degree from Boston College Law School in Chestnut Hill before being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the Federal Bar, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Before founding Duggan Law Offices, Michael was a partner at the firm of Armstrong, Pollis and Clapp. Along with supporting the legal interests of families and businesses, Michael has been active in both town and charitable organizations. Over the years, he has held the position of North Attleboro’s Town Moderator and sat on the North Attleboro Finance Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals. Additionally, Michael proudly served as president of the North Attleboro/Plainville Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club as well as the Fourth District Court Bar Association. He has also helped educate future generations of businessmen as an instructor of business at Fisher College.

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Duggan, Michael J. [MC????]

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JOBIT: Granado, Jose [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Jun-18

2015-Jun-21

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=Jose-Granado&pid=175122355

Jose Granado
1964-2015

Jose Granado, 50, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away June 18, 2015.

He was born in New York, New York on November 13, 1964. Jose received his bachelors from Manhattan College.

Jose was married to the love of his life, Laurie Ann Granado (Chavez), for 25 years.

He had a career as a computer security consultant for Ernst & Young LLP, and also had a passion for baseball and hockey.

Jose is survived by his loving wife, Laurie, his son, Anthony, his brother, Eddie, and his mother and stepfather, Migdalia and Luis Limardo.

Services for Jose will be held at 11:00 am, June 23, 2015 at St Anthony of Padua 7801 Bay Branch Dr. The Woodlands, Texas 77382

Published in Houston Chronicle on June 21, 2015

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Granado, Jose [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Dorothy Sweeney

2015-Jun-21

Good Morning All,

From John Reinke, we hear of ” Grandma Sweeney’s ” fall. Mrs. Sweeney, Pete Sweeney’s mom, took a fall on Thursday that required some major surgery on her kneecap to reconstruct it. Surgery was done this past Friday and we pray that Mrs. Sweeney is recuperating free of pain and that her recovery is quick and free of complication. Knee surgery can be complicated. Mrs. Sweeney, besides being Pete’s Mom, has a very special place in John’s heart. She was an important caregiver to John as he was growing up so that John’s Mom was able to work. This special lady needs our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

Reinke, F. John (MC1968)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on Fathers’ Day

2015-Jun-21

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads. In turn, we have so much to be thankful for in our Daughters and Sons. Maria Khury recently referred to Spirit and Faith as part of our Focus and we owe so much to our Fathers. Thank you. God Bless..

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) questions

2015-Jun-21

Dear f. John,

RE: COMMENT: Frank Smith (MC 1970) comments on Toner, Mike (MC1972)

Since Jasper Frank Smith has such great judgement – calling me a “bedrock of common sense” – I really wish I could claim him as friend and fraternity brother. Alas, I cannot.  Jasper Frank, while we have a common bond as Jaspers, I don’t think we were acqainted at alma mater. I did not belong to ASB or any social fraternity – only Eta Kappa NU (HKN), the EE academic frat. But best wishes to you and thnak you for your kind comment.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

[JR: Hmmm maybe it was that other “mike toner”? Laugh! Hey Class of 70, maybe we’re all in the home together. Delusional. I sometimes remember getting good grades back in my undergraduate days. C’s were good for me. Laugh! We know that injurers were rarely allowed “up the hill” for any reason.]

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JFACEBOOK: Kiang, Jayson [MC1996] teaching calc

2015-Jun-22

2015 Jun 21 Klang

Jayson Kiang with Jen Del Bene
June 15 at 7:53pm · Rocky Point, NY
Picture of me (MC ’96) with one of my calculus students, a future Jasper! (MC ’19)

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Kiang, Jayson [MC1996]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2015-Jun-22

Good Morning All,

I have just heard from Clare, Mike & Cathie McEneney’s Daughter with an urgent request for our prayers. Mike is in St. FRANCIS Hospital on Long Island. The MDs are working on bringing that high Fever down as quickly as possible because Mike has suffered an Aortic Valve Blockage as well and the Fever has to be brought under control so that they may get to dealing with the blockage. Please raise the volume as we pray that the MDs are quickly successful in handling both emergencies and get this good man back on his feet and back ro his Family and us, his extended Family. I will keep you posted. Thank you. God Bless. Thank you Clare.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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MOBIT: Farley, James, D. [MCtrustee RIP] on 2015-Jun-19

2015-Jun-22

http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/annarbor/obituary.aspx?n=James-D-Farley&pid=175131795

James D. Farley
Obituary
6/24/1926 – 6/19/2015

Hobe Sound, FL James Duncan Farley died peacefully at home in Hobe Sound, Florida on June 19, 2015 after a progressive decline in health.

Mr. Farley was born on June 24, 1926 to Alice Duncan Farley and Donald Stephen Farley in Chicago, Illinois. The eldest of six children, he was raised in Madison, Wisconsin where he graduated from Edgewood High School. In 1944, he entered the Merchant Marine Academy. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. At Georgetown, he was a member of the Golf Team igniting a life-long passion for golf.

In 1950, Mr. Farley was hired as a trainee at the First National City Bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bulk of his 40 year career at Citibank was spent in New York City where he retired in 1991, as a Vice Chairman.

During his career, he was involved with the Mercantile Bank of Canada in Montreal, Canada, the Citibank New York State Branches, the Citibank Merchant Bank, and he was the head of corporate banking in Central and South America. He was the consummate New York City Banker in banking’s heyday.

In 1960, James Farley married Mary Kay Tracy. The Farley’s raised their four children in Greenwich, Connecticut. He served as a Trustee of International House, Manhattan College, Georgetown University, and the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. He was a Knight of Malta, and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the John A. Hartford Foundation.

In 1991, Mr. Farley retired from Citibank and maintained residences in Hobe Sound, Florida, Harbor Point, Michigan and Pebble Beach, California. He remained active at the Hartford Foundation, on the Golf course and traveled the world. He was a member of the Cypress Point Club, the Los Angeles Country Club, the Lyford Cay Club, the Everglades Club, the Little Harbor Club, and the Question Club. He was a founding member of the Loblolly Pines Golf Club, and a Director of the Wequetonsing Golf Club and the University Club of New York.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary Kay Farley, a year ago, after 54 years of marriage. He is survived by his children Frances A. Farley, M.D. (Darryl J. Snabes), James D. Farley, Jr. (Cornelia Connor Farley), Kathryn T. Farley, PhD, and Andrew E. Farley. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, two brother in laws, five sister in laws and thirty four nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Holy Childhood Church, Harbor Springs, Michigan, Georgetown University, and the Highland Cottage Hospice, Petoskey, Michigan

Funeral Mass is at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, 150 Main Street, Harbor Springs, Michigan at 11 AM, June 27, 2015. The family will greet friends at 10 AM at Holy Childhood Church. Burial will follow at the Holy Childhood Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are through the Schiller Funeral Home. Schiller Funeral Home Harbor Springs, Mi.

Funeral Home
Schiller Funeral Home – Harbor Springs
5505 M-119, P.O. Box 105
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231-526-2581

Published in Ann Arbor News from June 22 to June 25, 2015

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Farley, James, D. [MCtrustee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/annarbor/james-d-farley-condolences/175131795?cid=full

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JHQ: Sep 21, 2015: Broderick “Jasper 66” Dinner and Golf Outing

2015-Jun-23

Sep 21, 2015: Broderick “Jasper 66” Dinner and Golf Outing at Westchester Hills Golf Club
Join the College for the 29th anniversary dinner and 11th annual golf outing, supporting the Donald R. Broderick ’86 Memorial Scholarship. Golf registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by brunch at 11 a.m. and shot gun tee-off at

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JNEWS: Fickeria, Dominick [MC1979] SVP Hill International

2015-Jun-23

http://rew-online.com/2015/06/22/whos-news-diane-davis-named-new-urban-planning-chair-at-harvard-vhb-names-new-managing-director/

Hill International announced that Dominick Fickeria has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Deputy Northeast Regional Manager with Hill’s Project Management Group.

Fickeria has more than 35 years of experience in construction management on building and infrastructure projects throughout the New York City metropolitan region.

Before joining Hill, he was Director of the Construction Management Department for the New York City office of URS Corporation.

Fickeria is also an adjunct faculty member at New York University Polytechnic, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in construction management.

He earned his A.A.S. in civil technology from Westchester Community College and his B.C.E. and M.C.E. in civil engineering from Manhattan College.

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Fickeria, Dominick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Dominick is a member of the Class of 1979.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Fickeria, Dominick [MC1979]

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JFACEBOOK: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) at the Olympics

2015-Jun-24

2015 Jun 24 Pompey

Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2015-Jun-24

I just opened Clare’s Email full of wonderful News and as Clare says, ” She now believes in Miracles.” Heart Catherizationn was performed on Mike and that was all they had to do. The MDs were preparing the Family for open heart surgery but the Cath did the deed. Not even a Stent was necessary. Clare, speaking for the entire Family thanks you for your prayers and they are very grateful. Please keep Mike and his Family in your prayers as we say a prayer of thanks. Thank you. God Bless. HoooRaah.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Schriefer, Russ [MC1980] Adjunct Graduate School of Political Management

2015-Jun-25

https://gspm.gwu.edu/russ-schriefer

Russ Schriefer

Faculty:   Adjunct
Website:
Strategic Partners & Media, Inc.
Background

Russ Schriefer is an American political strategist and media consultant who has worked on six out of the last seven presidential campaigns. In 2012, he was a senior advisor and media consultant on Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

In 2009 and 2013 Schriefer was the media consultant for Governor Chris Christie’s re-election campaign in New Jersey.

After graduating from Manhattan College, Schriefer got his start working for two Republican House members, the National Republican Congressional Committee and was Mid-Atlantic political director for George H. W. Bush in the 1988 campaign.

A founding partner with Stuart Stevens and Ashley O’Connor in Strategic Partners & Media, Schriefer has worked with many Republican Governors, Senators, and Congressmen, including Governor Robert Ehrlich (MD), Senator Johnny Isakson (GA), Governor Tom Ridge (PA), Governor Bill Weld (MA), Governor Paul Cellucci (MA), Governor Bob Riley (AL), Senator Richard Lugar (IN), Senator John Cornyn (TX), Governor Mary Fallin (OK), Senator Dan Coats (IN), Senator Roy Blunt (MO) and Senator Rob Portman (OH).

He served as program director of the 2004 & 2012 Republican conventions.

Schriefer produced campaign advertisements for George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections, gaining notoriety for an advertisement that aired in 2004 picturing Senator John Kerry windsurfing.

Schriefer also does corporate and association consulting and has lectured and taught politics and campaigns throughout the United States and overseas. He has published articles for numerous publications including The New York Times.

Russ Schriefer is married to Nina Easton, Senior Editor at Fortune magazine, commentator on the Fox News Channel and former IOP fellow.

He has a daughter Elizabeth Rose, and two-step sons Taylor and Danny.

They live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Education

B.A., Manhattan College

Classes Taught

Political Advertising

The Graduate School of Political Management

805 21st Street NW
Suite 401
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-6000 | Fax: 202-994-6006
gspmgrad@gwu.edu

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Schriefer, Russ [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Russ is a member of the Class of 1980.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schriefer, Russ [MC1980]

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JLINKEDIN: DePaola, Amy [MC2007] Founder at indieMEDIAry

2015-Jun-25

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amydepaola

DePaola, Amy [MC2007]
Founder at indieMEDIAry
Boston, Massachusetts
Entertainment

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JNEWS: Petchonka, John [MC1976] owner Ridgefield Glass

2015-Jun-25

http://westfaironline.com/72397/ridgefield-glass-etches-a-fresh-chapter-with-relocation/

Ridgefield Glass etches a fresh chapter with relocation
By Bill Fallon
June 25, 2015

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Now in his 10th year owning Ridgefield Glass, which dates to 1974 and which cut the ribbon on a new showroom this month, John Petchonka dodged the shuttering effects of the recession through adaptation and managed to expand. He figures 66 percent to 75 percent of company business is with contractors. The remaining business is with private homeowners.

The 2,000-square-foot showroom at 159 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, this month began displaying new products, including glass showers that effectively double the size of smaller, second bathrooms by replacing shower curtains with walls of glass. Formerly, most frameless glass shower doors swung open, making them unsuitable for small bathrooms. Ridgefield Glass now sells a “frameless slider” that, per its name, does not swing out. Petchonka said displaying it is, “One of the reasons for the move.”

Petchonka was three years into ownership in 2008 when, as he recently put it, “All hell hit and there was a market drop in Ridgefield.”

Born in New York City, Petchonka, 60 and a scientist by education and trade, reacted to the downturn by expanding his catchment area. He turned his gaze south.

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Petchonka is a Manhattan College-trained chemical engineer who in his former business life designed and built the NutraSweet plant in Athens, Ga., and worked on developing Viagra for Pfizer, originally as a heart aid – the beating, pumping heart, not the Valentine/twin-bathtub variety. A half-hour conversation — mainly to speak about his relocation — addressed the properties of glass — “basically a solid, but you can enhance its properties with rapid heating and quenching: — and Viagra “It was a failed heart drug, but the patients kept coming back asking for more. I was not astute enough to buy stock in Pfizer.” (The drug is still used to treat some forms of hypertension.)

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Petchonka, John [MC1978]

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JOBIT: Zeuren, Henry W. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Jun-23

2015-Jun-25

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/1127132/Zeuren-Henry.php

Henry W. Zeuren Obituary
Date of Birth: Wednesday, April 12th, 1916
Date of Death:
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Funeral Home:
William G. Miller and Son Funeral Home, Inc
wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
371 Hooker Avenue
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York, UNITED STATES
12603
Obituary:

Henry W. Zeuren, 99, of Poughkeepsie, NY died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born in Shelton, CT on April 12, 1916, he was the son of the late William Zeuren and Adele Heinrich Zeuren. Henry had been a local resident for 61 years, previously of NYC, where he graduated from Manhattan College.

On August 3, 1941 he married Dorothy Cody at St. Mary’s Church in Poughkeepsie. She predeceased him on March 13, 2002.

Henry worked as an engineer for IBM in Fishkill, NY, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, A.A.R.P. and the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Henry is survived by his son Jasenn Zaejian of California, his son and daughter-in-law Charles and Nancy Zeuren of Westchester, NY, his granddaughter and her husband, Rebecca and Christopher Fiumano, and his great-granddaughter Sienna.

As he wished, there are no calling hours and a private burial. If desired, donations may be made to the Covenant House of New York City. Arrangements are under the direction of the William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. To send online condolences, please visit our website at http://www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com

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Zeuren, Henry W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://wmgmillerfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2179435/Zeuren-Henry/leave-condolence.php

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Henry.

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOY: Motta, Brigid [MC2007] may be expecting

2015-Jun-25

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

 2015 Jun 25 Motta

Brigid Motta 6 hrs · We’re apartment owners! — with Jeff Motta.

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Marie Motta Manocchio Congratulations, you two !!! Soon to the three !!! xoxo

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Motta, Brigid [MC2007]

[JR: Mozel Tov on the apartment and the new baby?]

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JNEWS: Eriquez, Steven [MC1995] PM at Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers

2015-Jun-26

http://rew-online.com/2015/06/25/whos-news-saeid-garebaglow-joins-faithfulgould-pat-sapinsley-heads-nyus-sustainability-incubator/

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Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers announces that Electrical Engineer Steven Eriquez, PE, LEED AP, has joined the firm as a project manager in its Manhattan office.

Eriquez will be responsible for supervising key projects in the residential and commercial sectors, including condominium conversions and large scale retail and mixed-use facility systems design.
Prior to joining Lilker, Eriquez spent the past 15 years with AKF Group where he provided project management and electric design team leadership on numerous high profile projects: the retail portion of the entire World Trade Center complex, the Woolworth Building Residential Condominium Complex, Cipriani Club and Condominium Residences at 55 Wall Street, the 600,000 s/f Rego Park retail development, and the 226-bed Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home.

Eriquez serves as a mentor to students at both of his alma maters, Xaverian High School and Manhattan College, where he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics and has recently been nominated to the Mentor Program Advisory Board.

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Eriquez, Steven [MC1995]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) update on McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2015-Jun-26

Good Morning All,

I just heard from Mike, which made my week, and he is home resting and continuing his recuperation. Please keep Mike and Cathie in your prayers as we pray that all continues well with no complications. Your voice was heard and we are grateful. Thank you. God Bless. HoooRaah !

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ADMINISITRIVIA: Left computer at home

2015-Jun-26

Came to the Jersey shore and left the computer at home.

Hence, the weekly compilation will be delayed until late Sunday afternoon or early evening.

Sorry; getting senile. (Brought the power cord FWIW!)

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ENDNOTE: Portugal 14 Years After Decriminalizing

2015-Jun-27

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/portugal-cuts-addiction-rates-half/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=10-06-2015

14 Years After Decriminalizing Heroin, Here’s What Portugal Looks Like
by Terry Turner – June 3, 2015

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he total number of people using drugs in Portugal has actually fallen by more than a third since the country began focusing on treatment programs instead of punishment.

In 2001, critics worried that drug addiction rates would skyrocket, but not only have they come down, heroin addiction rates have been cut in half.

HIV infections, which are spread by shared needles, have also been cut in half, while the number of drug-related deaths has been cut by 75%.

Under the decriminalization law, users are allowed to possess a 10-day supply of illicit drugs — anything from marijuana to heroin – and those who have more are sent before a three-person drug commission. The panel decides on a fine or treatment, but opts for treatment in four out of every five cases.

About 25 countries have reduced criminal penalties for drug use since Portugal changed its approach on illicit drugs from a criminal matter to one of public health.

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In my recent trip to Keene NH, meeting with the FSP / Keeniacs welcoming me, one of the topics mentioned was their recent effort to get the State Legislation to consider decriminalizing drugs. Ending the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” is a key to returning freedom and liberty to USA. At the legislative hearing, they reported that one legislator opposed said: “I don’t want to hear any more about Portugal. I’m sick of hearing about Portugal!” (Like saying don’t confuse me with facts, my minds made up.) So, of course, later, another citizen speaker for decriminalizing cited Portugal.

Like Alcohol Prohibition, the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” has been a TOTAL failure.

In the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, my nieces and nephews reported that drugs were easier to get than beer in schools.

Young people are regular die from illegal drugs of unknown strength and purity.

Drugs are regularly reported in prisons.

Gun battles over turf by drug gangs kill each other and innocents. (Remind you of Prohibition?)

The inner cities have been devastated by “drugs”.

The police have been further corrupted by drug money.

Our Fourth Amendment rights are a casualty of this drug policy.

AND, the police have become militarized “fighting” the “war”.
Yet, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein

Can we NOT try treating drug addiction as a medical problem.

I am confident that WalMart, Walgreen, CVS, and the local pharmacist can drive the cost of these drugs down to where there is no profit for the drug gangs to thrive on. Some studies have claimed that aspirin will actually cost more than “illegal” drugs.

Also, the “kool factor” will be gone. If there not illegal, then the young won’t be tempted to be “kool”.

And, if they do experiment, the drugs will be pure, clean, and of a known strength.

Let’s start saving lives.

Argh!

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