JASPER JOTTINGS Week 15 - 2009 April 12

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



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POSITRACTION: The team missed the free throws intentionally


Not All High School Kids Are Heartless Punks
By Dashiell Bennett

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As an old person, I am required to fear and distrust teenagers, but there are allegedly a few out there who believe in sportsmanship and goodwill, even toward an opponent.

Johntell Franklin of Milwaukee Madison High School showed up late to his high school basketball game on Saturday night, but he did have a good excuse—his mother had died that day from cancer. The team thought about canceling the game, but Franklin told them to go ahead without him. Then he surprised everyone by showing up in the second quarter and asking to suit up. Unfortunately, his name was not in the scorebook so that meant a technical foul and two free throws for the other team … and Madison ended up losing the game by two points!

Ha, not really. The team missed the free throws intentionally.

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[JR: In comparison to the 100-0 score, here's an example of "sportsmanship"!]

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JObit: Bierfeldt, John G. Sr. [MC1971]


John G. Bierfeldt Sr.

John G. Bierfeldt Sr. died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

He leaves his cherished wife and best friend of 36 years, Mary E (Rudolph) Bierfeldt, his five children, John G. Junior, Meg (Bierfeldt) Hewes, Michael, Kate, and Daniel; his daughter-in-law Seana (Plante) Bierfeldt, his son-in-law Christopher Hewes and three grandchildren, Avery, Caroline and Colin. He is also survived by his mother Joan M. Hastings, brothers Gerard and James, and sister Peggy.

John was born in Bronx, New York in 1949. He received a Bachelor’s degree in foreign languages from Manhattan College in 1971; M.A.T. in French from Assumption College in Worcester in 1972 and a C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1984. He began teaching French and Spanish in the Worcester Public Schools in 1972. He was Coordinator of Foreign Languages for the Worcester Public Schools from 1986 to 1988; assistant principal of Forest Grove Middle School from 1988 to 1991; principal of Sullivan Middle School from 1991 to 2005; and principal of Burncoat High School from 2005 to 2007.

After 35 years dedicated to the Worcester Public Schools, John brought his passion for teaching to Saint Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg, where he taught Latin and Spanish.

John was named Teacher of the Year by the Worcester Public School System in 1980. He received the Centro las Americas Leadership Award in 1993; the Thomas S. Green Public Service Award, City of Worcester, in 1993; and was inducted into the Worcester Public Schools Hall of Fame in 2001.

John was coach. manager and a member of the board of directors of Tris Speaker Little League, Worcester, from 1980 to 2000.

He was a Eucharistic Minister for the St. Joan of Arc parish in Worcester, from 1975 to the present. He was founder and past Grand Knight of the St. Joan of Arc Council of the Knights of Columbus.

The main passions of his life were his family and education. He treasured the titles of husband, father, son, brother, teacher and most of all, Grampy.

Calling hours at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, are Tuesday, April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St., Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berkshire Hills Music Academy, 48 Woodridge St., South Hadley, MA 01075.

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Bierfeldt, John G. Sr. [MC1971]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/dyd8lp

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JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) has a Jasper sports source

From: “Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)”
Date: April 6, 2009 8:53:20 AM EDT
To: ferdinand reinke
Subject: Basketball Statistics

F John,

I know you have a general ban on sports reporting in JJ; however, I came upon the following web site that contains some very comprehensive college basketball statistics. It is free and is a one man operation run by Robbie Allen in Cary, NC. The home page is http://statsheet.com/ and the Manhattan College page is http://statsheet.com/mcb/teams/manhattan There are Twitter, IPhone and RSS feeds available. And then there is my favorite: http://statsheet.com/mcb/referees/face2name


[JR: Not a ban, but a lot of folks don't want it. And, now with the GOJASPERS site, it would be repetitive or duplicative. I don't want to waste anyone's time on stuff that doesn't add value. If there's something that adds value, I'm all for it. I've reported sports stuff like when some of the old FL alums went a cheered for the girls' softball team, or when the rugby club was trying to get some press. Neither was covered elsewhere, so that's good for Jasper Jottings. And, of course, the recent refurb of the women's locker room was celebrated and encouraged because the MC powers that be didn't appreciate Ms. "Wiggles" soliciting "their" big donors. ROFL! I was happy to give her access to them for her praiseworthy efforts. Never let it be said that I don't like a good "brawl"! If those "powers that be" were on top of their game, I wouldn't have to have this modest effort!]

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JEmail: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) updates about ASTP at MC in WW2

From: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965)
Date: April 6, 2009 10:27:53 AM EDT
To: Jasper reinke

6 APRIL 2009


Dear John:

Back in World War II, the U.S. Army ran the Army Specialized Training Program, ASTP. The idea was to take the smartest recruits and train them in engineering, medicine and languages, for the future needs of the United States Army. Around 200,000 soldiers were trained at about 227 colleges and universities around the United States. In New York City, Manhattan College was one of the training schools, as was City College of New York.

The high point of the Army Specialized Training Program was probably Christmas, 1943, when there were about 140,000 men being trained. Their training was a mix of military matters with standard courses in subjects such as calculus and physics. With the impending invasion at Normandy, the entire Army Specialized Training Program was drastically cut in April 1944 when some 110,000 ASTP soldiers were brought back into the various divisions being earmarked for Europe. Many ASTP soldiers performed bravely during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.

Some well-known alumni of the Army Specialized Training Program include Mayor Edward Koch, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, actor Mel Brooks and the later Senator Frank Church. You can read more about the ASTP in the book by Louis E. Keefer, entitled, “Scholars In Foxholes: A Study Of The Army Specialized Training Program.”

As a reviewer for AMAZON.COM, I have prepared a “Listmania” list showing 13 books that mention the ASTP. While on AMAZON, see if you can find in your heart to give my reviews a positive vote. Furthermore, if any reader of Jasper Jottings has any information on that short period of time when ASTP soldiers marched up and down the hills of Manhattan’s campus, please contact me at {Privacy Shield Invoked} in care of jasperjottings.

John Peter Rooney, B.E.E., Manhattan College 1965.

John Peter Rooney
Life Senior Member IEEE

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[JR: Thanks for the update. I always give WW2 attendees credit for their time at MC. It was a unique time in America. I'm happy to pass along any contact requests.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 6 2009 11:29 AM

JNews: Romero, Jaime [MC19??] Director, Online Community Development

Meeting Reminder

To members of Manhattan College Marketing Club

Hey All,

Just a quick reminder that Mr. Jaime Romero who is involved in Global Internet portals for Elsevier will be speaking at our next marketing club meeting, THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th, @ 3:30 pm in the Capalbo Room. If the room location changes a sign will be posted.

Jaime is Director, Online Community Development at IQPC which is a subdivision of Elsevier. He has experience with creating and hosting trade shows for Reed Exhibitions. He graduated 10 years ago and will be discussing the online global projects he is involved with as well as how he got from Graduation to his present job in 10 years.

We hope you all can attend. Also, if you are interested in baking for extra credit in Dr. Predmore’s class please email jvosburgh01.student@manhattan.edu or respond to this message thread!

Marketing Club

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Romero, Jaime [MC19??]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 6 2009 3:53 PM

MNews: WRCM Radio Show time change

AJ Nicoletti sent a message to the members of R & A Sports Radio.


Subject: Show Change

This week only, we will be on the air at 4 instead of 5. Still on Wednesday, still on wrcmradio.org for MC listeners and still on justin.tv/randsports for outside listeners and viewers.

Thank You

R and A

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 7 2009 7:36 AM

JNews: Gallo, Michael [MC1976] NYL SVP Long-Term Care Ops


April 07, 2009 09:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

New York Life Names Michael Gallo to Head Up Long-Term Care Operation

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NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—New York Life Insurance Company today announced that Michael Gallo has been appointed Senior Vice President of the company’s Long-Term Care Operation, based in Austin, Texas. He reports to Senior Vice President John Meyer, chief operating officer, Retirement Income Security. Mr. Gallo succeeds retired Senior Vice President Dennis O’Brien, who had led the operation since 2006.

Mr. Gallo is now responsible for overseeing the company’s Long-Term Care Operation, the nation’s sixth largest provider of individual long term-care insurance, including all facets of product development, marketing and administration of New York Life’s long-term care insurance line.

“Mike’s vast experience in the life insurance and guaranteed lifetime income businesses will help further the fine work that Dennis has done,” said Chris Blunt, executive vice president in charge of Retirement Income Security.

New York Life recently announced that it had appointed Mr. Blunt to run the Retirement Income Security business, which encompasses income and investment annuities, the distribution of mutual funds, and long-term care insurance. The new division will focus on leveraging New York Life’s financial strength, innovation and leadership position as the country’s largest mutual life insurer to provide products and services that will help address Americans’ retirement security challenge.

Mr. Gallo joined New York Life as an actuarial trainee in 1976. After serving in varied capacities throughout the company, he was elected vice president and chief administrative officer in the individual operations area. In January 1994, he was named senior vice president in charge of the Northeastern Zone. In 1995, he became senior vice president in charge of the Individual Life Department. In 2005, he was appointed chief of staff to the chief operating officer of Life and Annuity and U.S. Insurance Operations. In 2007, he was appointed senior vice president of Retirement Income in the Guaranteed Lifetime Income Department, where he was responsible for overseeing the income annuity business.

Mr. Gallo earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Manhattan College. He also graduated from The Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, and earned an F.S.A. (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) designation and an M.A.A.A. (Member of the American Academy of Actuaries) designation.

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings from all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments* provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds.

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Gallo, Michael [MC????]

Dear John,

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


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Gallo, Michael [MC1976]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 7 2009 12:41 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Apr 8 2009 8:41 PM

JEmail: Lynch, William (MC1996) seeks info on Daly, Lt John Jr. [MC1938]

Lynch, William (MC1996) via Facebook

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Do you have any hints on how I can find out more on Lt. John J. Daly, Jr., of the Jasper class of 1938? I have already exhausted the 1938 MC yearbook and the latest edition of the book “Belleville Sons Honor Roll,” actually quoted my research on Lt. Daly. I also contributed all of my information and photographs of Lt. Daly to The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Website.

Here is what I have so far:


I appreciate any help that you may have.

Bill Lynch
MC - MBA ‘96

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[JR: Visit the link and prepared to have a Jasper moment. Like the Ghost of Christmas Future! It takes your breath away. A young man dies in his prime. What might have been. Sigh. Now back to the matter at hand.]

[JR: Unaccustomed as I am to giving my opinion, I shot this off from tehe hip!]

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Wow! I’m a little stunned at all that you’ve done already. Class of ‘38. Wow, that’s going to be tough. OK! Off the top of my head.

(1) It might still be possible to talk to alums who knew your “target”. I’d contact the alumni office. And, ask for their help. Grace Feeney is a good person to go to. They may be willing to send a letter on your behalf to the Class survivors. I’d try to go a few years before and after; not just that one year.

(2) Army buddies?

(3) Baseball opponents?

(4) Sports records?

(5) Politicians of the era that might have known him?

(6) I’d go to the MC library. Marie Duchone is good people and maybe able to steer you in the corrct direction.

(7) I’ll put something in Jasper Jottings and see if anything comes of it.

(8) Perhaps, you might be able to get some English help. About his time in England before the jump. Police records newspaper reports, local schools, local sports. (That’s pretty lame, but, in that era, they did things like that.)

That’s my thoughts, stream of consciousness, might be some modest value in them.

Hope this helps,

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Daly, Lieut John J. “Jack” Jr. [MC1938]

[JR: OK, my fellow alumni, make me look good. Can anyone come up with anything to help this fellow Jasper on his quest?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 8 2009 9:05 AM

Jnews: Pintauro, Joe [MC????] CATHEDRAL Opens  Source 4/22


CATHEDRAL Opens At Manhattan Theatre Source 4/22

Tuesday, April 7, 2009; Posted: 09:04 PM - by BWW News Desk

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Manhattan Theatre Source (Jim Lawson, Artistic Director) will present Cathedral, a drama about faith and trauma in today’s Catholic priesthood, April 22 through May 16, 2009 at the theatre’s Washington Square Park home (177 MacDougal Street).

Father Jake, for many years a loved and respected priest, is enmeshed in a crisis of conscience and faith that endangers not only his vocation, but his very soul – perhaps even the souls of those nearest to him, especially that of the young hustler who has accused him of inappropriate sexual contact.

Cathedral is a compelling tale, not only about of the eternal conflict between human nature and the religious life, but of the internal conflict inside every person in a time of moral ambiguity, shifting standards and uncertain trust – both in people and institutions.

A full length tragedy in one act, Cathedral is fearless in its depiction of the moral twilight that exists in both the secular and religious world. Is the reporter trying to expose Jake really acting out of moral outrage, or is she taking emotional revenge for the collected betrayals of the two men in her life? Is the cardinal blind in more than the strictly physical sense? Is the young hustler telling the truth, or taking revenge on Jake for rejecting him romantically? Why is Jake himself haunted by the ghost of his younger self – a ghost that ultimately turns into the young hustler?

Mr. Pintauro directs his own script for this production. The cast includes Jon Ecklund as Father Jacob Hansen, Kate Middleton as Katherine McGuire, Vincent Marano as Father Angelo Rosetti, Tom Godfrey as Francis Cardinal Hammond, Cary Woodworth as Young Jake/Will.

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Joe Pintauro (Playwright and director) Pintauro’s play, Snow Orchid was a selection of the Eugene O’Neill conference. Circle Rep produced it with Olympia Dukakis and a recent revival in London, starred Jude Law and Paola di Ognisotti. Moving Targets, a number of short plays, was produced by the Vineyard Theatre in New York City. Other plays include Beside Herself, Circle Rep. with William Hurt and Calista Flockhart, and Lois Smith. Raft of the Medusa at the Minetta Lane and London’s Gate Nottinghill. Men’s Lives, a dramatic adaptation of Peter Mattheissen’s non-fiction book, at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The Dead Boy, work-shopped at London’s Royal Court with Ian McKellan, Sean Mathias directing. Pintauro directed a Netherlands production entitled, Dode Jongen, in Dutch language. It was also recently produced in Los Angeles. His collection of twenty seven short plays called Metropolitan Operas have been produced in various languages. The trilogy By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea, was produced at The Bay Street Theatre and later at The Manhattan Theatre Club. Pintauro taught fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence and N.Y.U., film making at Marymount College and The School of Visual Arts, N.Y., and playwrighting at Southampton College where he headed the summer writers conference. The Dead Boy was a recent selection of the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. His novel, Cold Hands, was singled out by the New York Times as one of the best novels of the year. State of Grace, his second novel, was published by Times Books and well reviewed. Pintauro has studied cinematography, (Columbia University) has a B.B.A. from Manhattan College, a B.A. in Philosophy and he completed full time study in Major Theology. He was awarded the MargaretHill inaugural chair in theatre at Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame, 2001.

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[JR: Maybe this strikes home because I've published "CHURCH 10●19●62". Guess I should have thought bigger. LOL!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 8 2009 9:56 AM

JFound: Buonicore, Anthony [MC????] presents on Vapor Intrusion


April 08, 2009

Vapor Intrusion: New Challenges and Solutions

Featured Presenters:

Anthony J. Buonicore, Chairman and CEO of the Buonicore Group

Anthony Buonicore is a past president and Fellow Member of the Air & Waste Management Association, and is the Chairman and CEO of the Buonicore Group, a real estate and environmental risk management consulting company. Mr. Buonicore is also a Diplomate in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a Qualified Environmental Professional and a licensed professional engineer. He is a member of the ASTM E 50.02 Property Environmental Due Diligence committee, former chairman of its ASTM Phase I/Transaction Screen Task Group, and currently chairs the ASTM Task Group that developed the U.S. standard for vapor intrusion assessment in real estate transactions. Mr. Buonicore holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.

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Buonicore, Anthony [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 8 2009 8:26 PM

JNews: Wixted, David [MC????] retired Navy and then from teaching


Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:27 AM EDT
Former teacher committed to education, other causes
By James J. Gillis Daily News staff

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NEWPORT — When David Wixted retired from teaching, he decided it was time to put his philosophy into practice.

“I’ve always believed that if you live in a democracy, you should be involved in your community,” he said. “That’s what I told my students. So for me it was time to put up and shut up.”

Wixted and his wife, Ellen, moved to Newport full time 10 years ago, after spending a number of summers here. “We’d been coming here for a long time and just fell in love with the place,” he said. “It’s a wonderful place to live.”

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Wixted, 74, said he became fond of Newport during his summers spent teaching at Officers Candidate School in the 1960s, having graduated from the school when he entered the Navy after graduating from Manhattan College.

He served 28 years in the Navy, first in active duty and then as a reservist, retiring as a captain in 1984. “I was very fortunate to spend the summers teaching here at OCS,” he said. “I was teaching school at a time when things were tough for teachers, before teachers were unionized. It was tough to make it with a family (five children) just teaching school.”

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 8 2009 9:31 PM

JObit: Mulvanerty, Fr. Thomas M. [MC1971]

From: “McEneney, Mike (MC1953)”
Date: April 9, 2009 12:20:13 AM EDT
To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”
Subject: Father Thomas M. Mulvanerty, ‘71

Dear John,

   The NY Times on Saturday April 4th had an obituary for Father Thomas M. Mulvanerty who received his Masters from Manhattan in 1971. He was a great Priest who was very devoted to his family and to the Church. He had the ability to deliver a thoughtful Homily and had a wonderful singing voice. He will be missed.

   I have a copy of the Obituary if you need it.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. As usual, once pointed at it, I often can find it. That's why we need everyone's keen eyes and fingers. Automated searches still have a way to go.]

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Thomas M. Mulvanerty

MULVANERTY–Rev. Thomas M., on April 2nd, 2009. Born August 6, 1939 to Thomas and Mollie. He is survived by his loving brother John (Barbara) and nieces Catherine and Mary. He is also survived by his loving sister Ann Baker and niece Sarah and nephew Breen and Aunt Anne, Uncle Mike and many cousins and friends. He served the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York from May 29, 1965-present. His family, friends and fellow priests will miss him greatly. May his memory be a blessing to all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Reposing at St. Monica’s Church, 413 East 79th Street, New York City, Sunday, 5-9pm and Monday, 2-4pm. Mass of the Eucharist at 7:30pm on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10am. Interment St. Raymond’s Cemetery. For further information call John Krtil Funeral Home, 212-744-3084.

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Mulvanerty, Fr. Thomas M. [MC1971]

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JEmail: Cahill, Thomas (MC1966) re Mulvanerty, Fr. Thomas M. [MC1971]

From: Cahill, Thomas (MC1966)
Date: April 9, 2009 10:06:56 AM EDT
Subject: RE: [ManhattanCollegeAlumni] Jasper Obit: Mulvanerty, Fr. Thomas M. [MC1971]

St. Monica’s was my Father’s and Grandfather’s Parish.

There is a very nice short video of his wake and funeral on YouTube:


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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 9 2009 12:22 PM

JEmail: Sell, William (MC1978) invites Jaspers to 4/15 conference

LINKEDIN:  Manhattan College Alumni Society

IT managers conference at Meadowlands 4/15/09 free to Jaspers in Metro NY area.

For all of my fellow Jaspers - I am running a one-day conference Wednesday 4-15-09 at the Meadowlands Convention Center for IT and IS managers. ITEC Conference looks at some of the emerging technologies small and mid-sized business face every day. http://city.goitec.com/ny/ Free registration to attend, including light breakfast and free lunch. 9 AM to 4 PM. Please look me up when you arrive and remind me we’re Jaspers getting a chance to meet up. <post will also appear on the other Manhattan College group>

Bill Sell

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 10 2009 8:46 AM

JEmail: McGowan, Thomas F. (MC1972) edits a book

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am pleased to report the publication of “Biomass and Alternate Fuel Systems: An Engineering and Economic Guide.” Creating this 280-page book was a labor of love on the part of three associate editors, several contributing authors, and myself as chief editor.

The book explains characteristics of renewable fuels, especially biomass and wood, and the cost-effective and environment-friendly methods of handling, storing, burning and converting these fuels to produce heat, steam and power. It is comprehensive, covering economic evaluation methods; furnaces, boilers and gasifiers; pollution-control equipment to limit emissions from biomass combustion; production of liquid fuels from biomass; a case study/feasibility study; costing; and calculation methods for comparing greenhouse gas/carbon emissions of conventional and alternate fuels. It introduces new technologies and contains current cost and equipment vendor data. For those involved in the alternate fuels industry, it promises to be a real page turner!

A cooperative production by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and John Wiley & Sons, publisher, the book can be ordered from Wiley, Amazon and other booksellers. The links to the Wiley and Amazon sites are:

Wiley: http://tinyurl.com/Wiley-biomass-book

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/Amazon-biomass-book

The websites show it as being backordered, however the book is in Wiley warehouse and is being shipped.

On a final note, TMTS Associates, Inc. has reached a milestone, having been in business for 10 years. We want to thank our clients, colleagues and many, many friends for helping to make this decade of service possible.


Thomas F. McGowan, PE
TMTS Associates, Inc.
399 Pavillion Street
Atlanta, GA 30315

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 10 2009 11:56 AM

JUpdate: Murray, Thomas (MC1964)

Murray, Thomas (MC1964)

    * Manhattan College ‘64


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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 10 2009 12:31 PM

JNews: Hurley, John [MC1976] practicing in Morristown NJ


Top New Jersey Orthopedists Join Summit Medical Group; John Hurley, MD, and Stephen Kocaj, MD, Open SMG Office in Morristown
By Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is pleased to announce that John Hurley, MD, and Stephen Kocaj, MD, have joined the Group’s Orthopedics Department.

John Hurley, MD, received his BS from Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York. He attended Manhattan College on a full Basketball Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1976. He was named Varsity Basketball Team Captain in 1976 to the nationally ranked, top 20 NCAA-Division I team (1975, l976).

He earned his Doctor of Medicine from New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York in 1980. He completed his Residency Training in Orthopaedic Surgery with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ. Hurley completed his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio mentored by Dr. John Bergfeld, Director of Sports Medicine and team physician for all of the professional sports teams in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hurley was on the attending Orthopaedic staff at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and served as the Orthopaedic surgeon for the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers until 1988. He remained in private practice until 2006 when he was appointed the first Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Atlantic Health System/Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Over the past twenty years, Hurley has been an active Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. He is Board Certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. His specialty interest is in Surgical Joint Restoration in young and middle-aged athletes including Lower Extremity Realignment Procedures, Meniscal Transplantation and Articular Cartilage Regeneration.

Hurley serves as board member to the Sports Medicine Advisory Board for the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association. He is also a board member for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New Jersey. He is active in the community, serving as the team physician for several universities and high schools in the Morris County Area.

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Drs. Hurley and Kocaj are located in the Group’s new offices at 95 Madison Avenue, Morristown, 973-285-7610.

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Hurley, John [MC1976]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 10 2009 1:45 PM

JNews: Downes, Tommy [MC????] Hudson County NJ HOF


Hall of an evening for Hudson Hall’s new inductees
Tons of nostalgia and memories at annual induction dinner
by Jim Hague

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Probably the biggest applause of the night came when famed distance runner Tommy Downes, currently the track and field coach at County Prep in Jersey City, went up to the podium to receive his award.

Downes went from Hudson Catholic High School to eventually Manhattan College and later became one of the nation’s premier marathon runners.

“There’s not a better place in the world to live than Hudson County,” Downes said. “I’m so blessed to be inducted with all these great athletes. It makes me proud to be a Hudson County resident. I always knew that hard work would get me to where I wanted to go.”

And where Downes usually was going was running the streets of Hudson County, endlessly pounding the pavement on Kennedy Boulevard in pursuit of a dream.

“If you have a dream,” Downes said, “then put some work into it and you’ll do it.”

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 10 2009 3:51 PM

JObit: Donovan, Sr. Grace [MC????]


Sister Grace Donovan Susc

SISTER GRACE DONOVAN, SUSC, (Sister Therese Anna) Died in Fall River on April 9. She was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary Ellen (Grandfield) Donovan. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, she is survived by her sister, Helen Scholl of Somerset, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Her brothers John, William, Neil, and sister Mary Walmsley predeceased her. Sr. Grace graduated from the former Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River. She entered the Holy Union Sisters in 1938. She received a B.A. degree from Manhattan College, New York, an M.A. from Boston College and a Ph.D. from Boston College. She also studied at Oxford University and the University of Paris. Sr. Grace was principal of the former St. Mary High School, Taunton and taught history at Boston College and Lowell State College. Sr. Grace was Provincial Superior of the Fall River Province from 1971-1974 and Dean of Students at Regis College, Weston, MA from 1974-76. She served as archivist for the Fall River Province from 1979-1999. From 1980 to 1997 she was a member of the campus ministry team of Stonehill College, Easton, MA. In 1997, she became congregational archivist for the Holy Union Sisters in Rome. From 1999-2005 she served as co-archivist for the newly-formed United States Province. Sr. Grace was an active member of the American Historical Society, the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists of Religious Institutions. She published a book entitled, Beginnings, Holy Union Sisters in the U. S. A., and a history of the foundation period of the Holy Union Sisters: Holy Women on Holy Ground. In 2005, she retired from full time ministry. Up until the time of her death, she continued to do research and write articles for the province newsletter. The wake will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, 178 Winter St., FALL RIVER followed by the Vigil service at 4 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 5 p.m. Burial will be April 14 at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. Donations may be made in Sister Grace’s memory to: The Holy Union Sisters Mission Advancement Office, PO Box 410, Milton, MA 02186-0006

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Donovan, Sr. Grace [MC????]  

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 11 2009 10:29 AM

Comment on JNews: Leary, Tim [MC1968] in NY Basketball HOF 

By Richard Lawrence

F. John, I don’t remember him as one of our classmates. The MC Alumni Directory has him as class of 67.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 8 2009 3:41 PM

ENDNOTE: The “Catholic” brand is ever weakening

April 11, 2009 


Bob Casey, Catholic Democrat, Defends Vote for International Abortion Funding

from LifeNews.com Pro-Life Headlines by news@LifeNews.com (Steven Ertelt)

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, considered by some to be one of the few pro-life Democrats in Congress, is defending his repeated votes for international abortion funding. He is defending his votes against the Mexico City Policy despite two rebukes from his Catholics bishop.

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[JR: CINO. Not one rebuke, but two! :-( We need some “brand management”. And, some voter attention! Not that I am any great saint, but at least I try value life. And, I don’t advertise myself as “Catholic”. Or pretend to be deciding for people in other countries. It’s “genocide on the quiet”! imho.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 11 2009 9:37 PM

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