JASPER JOTTINGS Week 20 - 2009 May 19

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



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POSITRACTION: Australian library finds copy of Schindler’s list


Australian library finds copy of Schindler’s list
Apr 6 09:01 AM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

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SYDNEY (AP) – Australian researchers sifting papers belonging to the author of “Schindler’s List” discovered a yellowing roll of 801 men saved from the Holocaust by the German industrialist—the very copy the writer used to bring the story to the world’s attention, a curator said Monday.

The 13-page document is a copy of one of Oskar Schindler’s famed compilations of names that eventually included 1,100 men and women he saved by employing them in his factories in World War II Germany.

“It’s the list Tom used when writing `Schindler’s Ark’ and that really brought Schindler’s actions to the attention of the world,” said State Library of New South Wales co-curator Olwen Pryke, referring to the book’s author, Thomas Keneally.

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It includes the names, nationalities and skills of 801 men employed at Schindler’s factory.

Pryke said several copies of the list were typed between 1944 and 1945 and carbon copies were made, as the originals would go to the German bureaucracy.

The list will be on display at the library and on its Web site beginning Tuesday.

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[JR: It's hard to imagine the risks that one man took to save the pariahs of his society. Hard to imagine man's inhumanity to man. And, as I always pray, may all our challenges be little ones. Mine better be; yours may be. His was heroic.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 10 2009 12:37 PM

JEmail: Bryk, William (MC1977) has content on his wife’s blog

Dear JR:

My beloved and hard-working wife has created and continues to develop a blog for our journalism about New York City history, politics, and culture. Mimi has been a cultural critic for some thirty years, a theatre critic for The New Yorker, and published numerous articles in The New Criterion, Vanity Fair, and Time, to name only a few. Over the last fifteen years, I’ve published numerous reviews as well as my columns on local history and eccentric characters in New York Press and The New York Sun. Our blog is www.cityofsmoke.com and I would be grateful if you would please announce it in your next edition of Jasper Jottings.

William Bryk

[JR: Be glad to. Us writers have to stick together. :-) Does self-publishing count? ]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 10 2009 1:37 PM

JFound: Crowley, Frank [MC????] remembered


A Legacy of Running

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Crowley, a NCAA All-American distance runner at Manhattan College and on the United States 1932 Olympic team, won. The Crowley Brother’s Memorial 10K, in its 33rd year, will be held on June 14th. Register by June 4th.)

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Crowley, Frank [MC????]

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It’s Back and Better Than Ever! The 33rd Annual Crowley Brothers’ Memorial 10K, Vermont State Championship, the best and oldest 10K in New England.
The best 10K championship race in New England! Why? This year, with your support and the support of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, there are exciting Race Weekend events designed for the athletes and to attract spectators and visitors. The weekend “kicks off” on Saturday, June 13th, with the 3rd Annual Crowley Brothers’ Annual Sport and Fitness Expo (10-4p.m) to be held at the Rutland Middle School Keefe Gym on Library Avenue. Sunday’s main event of the 10K race also includes the 10K relay, the 2nd Annual 5K race, and 5K walk, and 5K Corporate Challenge Walk. Yes, this is a weekend full of events for runners, athletes and families….something for everyone!

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 10 2009 9:32 PM

MNews: MC gets some bad press


[JR: I'm shocked. Really shocked. Not Casablanca shocked. These students, and no one disputes that they are MC Students who are doing this, are soiling OUR good name. I hope that peer pressure will get this nonsense stopped.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 11 2009 8:03 AM

JEmail: Gildea, Bill [MC1962] ids Tyrone Pannell [MC1963]


Tyrone Pannell was MC class of ‘63 and a Brother in SBK.

Bill Gildea

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[JR: Thanks, Bill, much appreciated.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 11 2009 8:15 PM

JObit: Sandiford, Arthur C. [MC1968]


Arthur C. Sandiford

Arthur C. Sandiford, 62, of Fanwood returned to his heavenly Father on May 9, 2009. Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church, 1571 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. Arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. For additional information or to express condolences, please visit www.fanwoodmemorial.com. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Arthur lived in Fanwood for the past 29 years. He was the loving son of Alice and Wilbur Sandiford. Arthur attended St. Augustine High School and Manhattan College. He was a systems manager and first vice president at JPMorgan Chase in New York City for 39 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Elizabeth, and two sons, Christopher (and his wife Eva) and Daniel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Brothers Center, Office of Development, 635 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882-1347.

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Sandiford, Arthur C. [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/pwphzr

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[JR: Grace Feeney (MCstf) messaged me: "He graduated in 1968. "]

[JR: Thanks, Grace. Much appreciated. ]

Sandiford, Arthur C. [MC1968]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Arthur is a member of the Class of 1968.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 12 2009 8:40 AM
    * Updated: Wed, May 13 2009 3:38 PM

JNews: Fleury, David [MC1968] Forestport Planning Board


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David Fleury of Forestport was appointed to the Forestport Planning Board. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, became a New York State professional engineer in 1973, most recently for the Adirondack Park Agency, and he retired in 2002. He has been a full-time resident of Forestport since 2003. His wife is Ingrid, and they have six children and nine grandchildren.

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Fleury, David [MC????]

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[JR: Lawrence, Richard  (MC1968) commented: "Dave is one of our classmates". Thanks, Dick. Much appreciated.]

Fleury, David [MC1968]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 13 2009 5:37 PM
    * Updated: Thu, May 14 2009 1:58 PM

JNews: Markey, Charlie [MC1964] Grand Marshall Memorial Day



Markey to Grand Marshall Memorial Day Parade

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Charlie Markey has deep Maspeth roots.

From the 1920’s on, the Markey family has been an active presence in St. Mary Winfield parish, and Markey himself met his wife Marge at Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, where on Friday nights they perfected their Lindy skills.

After graduation from Manhattan College in 1964, Charlie was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. He married Marge at St. Stanislaus Church and reported for active duty. He served as a weapons controller in the Tactical Air Command and the Alaskan Air Command, possessing Top Secret/Crypto and Nuclear Deployment clearances. He separated from active duty in 1968, and served in the Air National Guard and active reserve before electing assignment as a captain in the retired reserve.

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Markey, Charlie [MC1964]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 13 2009 5:44 PM

JNews: Howze, Retired Bishop Joseph [MC????] Golden Jubilee


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Golden Jubilee: 50th anniversary

   Retired Bishop Joseph Howze, 85, was named an auxiliary bishop of Natchez Jackson on Nov. 14, 1972, and was ordained to the episcopacy on Jan. 28, 1973. When he was installed as bishop of the newly created Diocese of Biloxi June 6, 1977, he was the first black bishop in the 20th century to head a diocese.

   Born Aug. 30, 1923, in Daphne, Ala., Lawson Howze took the name Joseph when he converted to Catholicism in 1948. In 1959 he was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Raleigh, N.C., and became a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte when North Carolina was divided into two dioceses less than a year before he was made a bishop. He was a pastor in Asheville, N.C., and diocesan liturgy commission chairman, home mission director and Society for the Propagation of the Faith director in 1972 when he learned he was to be named a bishop. Bishop Howze was awarded the Doctor of Law Degree, Honoris Causa, by the University of Portland, Ore., on May 5, 1974; Doctor of Humanities, Sacred Heart College, Belmont, N.C., on May 14, 1977; Doctor of Laws Degree, St. Bonaventure University, N.Y., on May 22, 1977; and Doctor of Laws Degree, Manhattan College, N.Y., on May 20, 1979. He also holds honorary degrees from Phillips College, Gulfport, and the Lift Bible Crusade College, Ocean Springs.

   Before his retirement May 15, 2001, as Bishop of Biloxi he served on the National Council of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) Ad Hoc “Call to Action” Committee; World Peace Committee of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC); and the Mississippi Health Care Commission; and was a member of the NCCB Liaison Committee to the National Office for Black Catholics; NCCB/USCC Education Committee; NCCB Committee on Vocations; USCC Administrative Board, Alternate,

   Region V; NCCB Interreligious and Ecumenical Affairs Committee, the Biloxi Regional Medical Center Board, and is the National Episcopal Liaison of the Apostleship of the Sea. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Gulf Pines Girl Scout Council; Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Peter Claver; and a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

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Howze, Retired Bishop Joseph [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 13 2009 5:47 PM

JEmail: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) cites Old Cathedral anniversary

Hi FJ,

Not grousing this time but announcing some festivities.. My old parish where I was raised and educated by the good Sisters of Charity is kicking off a celebration of their 200th anniversary, Any Jaspers out there who have come from the Lower East Side (now known as SOHO) might be interested in the festivities set for Sunday, June 7 starting with the 11:00 AM Mass celebrated by Bishop Dolan Follow the link below to see the full program.

Carmine Vaccarino
BEE 1957


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[JR: Thanks CV57. That's a great find. And, it is a beautiful church.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 13 2009 9:27 PM

JObit: Vesce, William L. [MC1948]

Dear John,

   Brother President has been notified of the Death of William L. Vesce, ‘48, who died on May 10th in Florida.

   May He Rest In Peace.


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The nephew of William L. Vesce, ‘48 phoned Brother Thomas on Monday to tell us that Bill Vesce died in Florida on Sunday, 10 May 2009. Please mark you records accordingly. Thank you.

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Vesce, William L. [MC1948]

[JR: No obit in the usual places.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 14 2009 10:24 AM

JEmail: Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988) shares pic

Thought my Jasper friends would like this banner. It is hanging on Thomas Hall. Graduation is this Sunday!

— Patrice Liquori Athanasidy (MC1988)

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[JR: A sad ending. He was an essential leader. Won't be the same without him. :-( Hopefully it'll be better.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 14 2009 10:02 PM

JFound: Bortolussi, Gina [MC2008] pens an article on HIPAA


The Importance of HIPAA By Gina Bortolussi [MC2008]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 14 2009 10:26 PM

JFound: Grogan-Brown, Julie [MC????]


News Release – Release No. 0171.09
Contact: Office of Communications (202)720-4623

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Julie Grogan-Brown – Confidential Assistant. Grogan-Brown most recently worked as a Field Organizer for the Campaign for Change in Pahrump, Nev. She also previously taught civics to high school students at Northern High School in Durham, N.C., and conservation practices at Eagle’s Nest Camp in Pisgah Forest, N.C., over several summers. Originally from Takoma Park, Md., she is a graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., and Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Grogan-Brown, Julie [MC????]

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* Posted on: May 16, 2009 

MFound: “you’re with me at Manhattan College”


Thursday, May 14, 2009

You’ve Been Gone for Eight Years, and Five Months

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It is November of 1980, and
The Philosopher says that Love
is the child of Plenty and Want.
You’ve been gone for eight years and five months,

but you’re with me wherever I go -
you’re with me at Manhattan College;
you’re with me in Philosophy 101;
you’re with me at the end of the beginning.

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[JR: I’m not sure there’s a Jasper in there somewhere? Opinions?]

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* Posted on: May 16, 2009 

JUpdate: Gomez, Cecilio [MC2009] on Twitter


   * Name Cecilio Gomez

   * Location Bronx, New York

   * Bio Bout to graduate Manhattan College, looking to get into coaching basketball

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* Posted on: May 16, 2009 

JFound: Waddell, Tom [MC????] remembered in comments


Erik Boland
E-Boland and the Bombers
Yankees news, commentary and more musings from beat writer Erik Boland and the Newsday baseball team.

« Gameday Live 34: Yankees at Blue Jays | Main | Tonight’s lineup »

And away we go…

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[JR: In the comments.]

>one year, a bullpen led by “closer” Tom Waddell.

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Okay Boland, One more thing to remember….

Any future references to one of your childhood idols, Tom Waddell, should include the fact that Mr. Waddell matriculated at the only elite University to be found in the Bronx…just across the Major Deegan and a few miles north of Yankee Stadium.

So get used to saying this now…”Tom Waddell, from Manhattan College”………..

You also might be interested to know that a certain pain in the ass commenter taught Mr. Waddell some of the finer aspects of night life in the 242nd St and Broadway area of the Bronx during Waddell’s freshman year in ‘77.

See that Erik?

Things you learned on your 1st day at the new job.

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[JR: Confirmation? This is an aspect of history that I didn't know. Or, don't remember.]

Waddell, Tom [MC????]

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* Posted on: May 16, 2009 

JUpdate: Varela, Priscilla (MC2009)

Varela, Priscilla (MC2009)

“Manhattan College- thank you for the best 4years and all the wonderful people I have met here ♥ here is to a new beginning”

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[JR: Nice status. Good luck in your "new beginning". I'm green with envy. Please keep us updated. Those "old" Jaspers, who read this, have to live vicariously. LOL!]

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* Posted on: May 16, 2009 · No Comments

JNews: Rudy, John [MC1977] for Millbrook BOE


3 Millbrook hopefuls vie for 2 posts
Journal staff • May 16, 2009

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The Millbrook school district has two seats vacant on its board of education.

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John Rudy
Residence: Washington.
Age: 53.
Occupation: Information technology architect.
Education: Yorktown High School, 1973. Bachelor’s in engineering and electrical engineering from Manhattan College, 1977.

Why do you want to serve on the school board? After serving on Millbrook’s board for nine years, I would like to return to continue tasks I have advocated for and have been involved in: higher student achievement at a reasonable cost, given our economic climate; comprehensive review of board policy; long-range facilities plan development; state legislative advocacy of fair and proper public school laws, state aid and taxes; ensure Millbrook remains vibrant.

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Rudy, John [MC1977]

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* Posted on: May 16, 2009 

Comment on MNews: MC gets some bad press

By Celes Maria

First off, this is old news from a couple of years ago. I agree that the vandalism is wrong but I think people forget that this sort of thing happens all over the country at colleges. Granted, most schools aren’t built near residential areas, but MC is not the only rowdy school. Think of all the big (state) schools who are always in trouble for fraternity pranks and the like. I’m not saying what these kids did was right, but home owners in the area should have expected possible issues when they moved in. Perhaps it their home was cheaper to rent or buy simply because it was near a school. Personally, I think the school has way worse problems such as not properly disciplining underage drinking, especially from scholarship athletes. Trust me, that code is violated WAY more often than vandalism.

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 11 2009 7:47 PM

Comment on JEmail: Gildea, Bill [MC1962] ids Tyrone Pannell [MC1963] 

By Ken Schwarz

Like me, he was the class of 1964. I knew him. I saw him win the 1964 IC4A indoor hurdles championship in MSG. Years ago, I saw a kid wearing a “Tyrone Pannell Track Club” jacket in the IGA parking lot in Montauk. The kid was awestruck when I told him I knew Tyrone. It was a sad day when I learned he was blown up by a land mine in Viet Nam.

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 12 2009 7:07 AM

Comment on JNews: Fleury, David [MC1968] Forestport Planning Board

By Richard Lawrence

F. John,
Dave is one of our classmates.

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 14 2009 6:10 AM

ENDNOTE: Big gooferment programs don’t accomplish their objective


5 Retarded Health Campaigns That Backfired (Hilariously)

#1. A Tobacco Company’s Anti-Smoking Campaign Somehow Fails
#2. California’s “Healthy Lunchbox” Program, Now with Lead
#3. Nebraska’s “Give Us Your Troubled Child” Law Somehow Backfires
#4. England’s Beat Bullying Campaign Gets Kids Beaten
#5. The D.A.R.E. Program May Increase Drug Use

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[JR: As I listen to the "demand" from more gooferment programs like "Universal Health Care", I just think about the VA delivering health care to vets.]

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    * Posted on: May 16, 2009 

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