JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 - 2009 July 19

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




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POSITRACTION: Pixar and a Dying Kid


Pixar Grants Dying Kid’s Last Wish to See “Up”
Posted by Xeni Jardin, June 19, 2009 8:18 AM

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Pixar flew an employee with a DVD of the animated feature film “Up” (which is only in theaters right now) to the home of a terminally ill child for a private viewing. The girl passed away soon after fulfilling this last wish.

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[JR: WOW! Who said corporations are heartless?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 12 2009 12:37 PM

JEmail: Walsh, Kevin (MC1980) ids Curran, Br. Jack (MC1980)

>JNews: Curran, Br. Jack (MC????) speaks in Albany on Monday

Hi John,

Br. Jack Curran FSC is class of 1980.

Kevin Walsh 1980.

[JR: Thanks, Kevin80. Much appreciated. ]

Curran, Br. Jack (MC1980)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 12 2009 1:37 PM

JEmail: Email found for Rodriguez, Vincent (MC1984)

Re: JBlogger: Rodriguez, Vincent [MC1984]

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Great stuff, John. I clicked on the link and found that he lists his e-mail and tells a little about himself on it. Go back and have a look and check out the “Good Samaritan.”

For more photos online including regular updates, please go to my web shots site at


For any information on my photos, please email me at {Privacy Shield Invoked}

Most of you may look at my photos and are not sure of my intentions. I look for humor and irony first, but unfortunately life is full of sadness, and hence, seems to catch my attention as well. In the photos I take that fall into that category, I am not trying to ridicule or exploit. In fact, my intentions are exactly the opposite. We are programmed to look the other way and ignore unpleasant images or people, but I am in awe of how some people get by and live day to day whether it be by choice or not. These people amaze me and I applaud and appreciate all of them. -Vincent Rodriguez

{Name Withheld By Request}

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[JR: Good find. Thanks, {Name Withheld By Request}. Much appreciated. I don't spend a lot of time on "discovery". Bag 'em and tag 'em. Move on to the next find. The fun is in the quest. It has to be "obvious". I am after all just a messy old injineer.]

Rodriguez, Vincent (MC1984)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 12 2009 2:37 PM

MFound: See MC students in their native habitat?


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Riverdale City Grill

A sports bar often frequented by Manhattan College students, it also offers nachos, wings, wraps and make-your-own-salads during the daytime.

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[JR: The odd sentence structure makes me think that MC students only frequent during the daytime? ROFL!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 12 2009 3:37 PM

JEmail: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) liked this week’s effort

Hi John:

Thanks again for all your hard work in keeping Manhattan College alumni linked together. I loved the story about 90 year old Andy Neidnig. It would have been interesting to hear about the three times that he was almost killed during the Battle of the Bulge, but he was reticent about telling the stories. This was very typical of World War II veterans like my stepfather who spent half of the war at sea in the merchant marines on some very hazardous troop and supply runs but never talked about it. Nowadays with Twitter and cellphones, people can’t shut up about the most trivial and personal things in their lives.

I also was impressed by the accomplishments of the neuropathologist at the University of Rochester, Dr. Powers.

Finally, I must agree with your last words about the devastating effects of the failure of Catholic leadership on Catholic schools and religious orders. Sadly, it continues to this day.

Keep up the good work.

Best regards,
Peter E. Dans (’57)

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Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

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[JR: Doctor Dans, Thanks for the high praise. I'm just the "sewer pipe" passing stuff along. We need some cub reporters to go capture that story before it escapes forever. As my book, CHURCH 10●19●62 demonstrates, any one can get anything in print. (Unlike your legitimate works.) At near zero cost. There's no reason for these stories to "disappear". I was always entranced by the FireFox series, where a bunch of college kids captured Americana right around them. Most of the WW2 vets I knew NEVER spoke of their personal story. Always about their friends. if at all. Hey, don't complain about twitter @jasperjottings is there too. Instantaneous Jasper news. No delay. :-) As I say, I am journalizing the success of my fellow alums. If I can't be a success, then let me chronicle others'. Sad, isn't' it. We let the gooferment stick it's nose in "charity", "education", "healthcare", and now we have a mess. I feel for posterity; we've made a mess of this. I'll try, but I'm looking to train a replacement. Those obits' Class Years are starting to get painfully close. Thanks for the "steam" to keep on going. Wife says my head barely fits thru the door now; you may have pushed it over the edge.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 12 2009 6:16 PM
    * Updated: Mon, Jul 13 2009 10:57 AM

MFound: Gripe when MC is in session?


Noon — Bar as bistro
An Beal Bocht, 445 W. 238th St.

Public transit access: No. 1 train to West 328th Street, walk up the step street; Bx7 bus to the corner of Riverdale and West 238th Street, walk downhill

Cost: Full Irish breakfast, $12; basic hamburger with trimmings, $8

This Irish pub, with a name that means “The Poor Mouth” in Gaelic, is a neighborhood favorite. When Manhattan College is in session, locals often gripe that An Beal Bocht is too popular, especially with its Tuesday open mic series. With the college students gone for the summer, An Beal Bocht is once again left to the neighborhood, and area residents take full advantage of its outdoor seating. Bring a book and sit outside, but beware, the pub is on a sharply sloped street — so make sure to pick a sturdy chair. The pub is known for its lively evenings, but the Gaelic burger ($10) — with Irish bacon, cheddar cheese, and grilled onions — is worth a visit anytime.

An Beal Bocht is open from 10 a.m. to late.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 12 2009 8:07 PM

JEmail: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) chides my crit

Lou Apoldo commented on your status:

“John, your Curmudgeon Last Word in this week’s Jasper Jottings condeming the Church for failing to speak up against the erosion of our morals and values was probably a little too broad. I believe that the Traditionalists, like the Brothers of the Christian Schools at Manhattan College, have held the line to uphold the Church’s teachings, while the Progressives, like the Jesuits at Fordham, have yielded to the moral relativists and the politically correct to erode the Church’s teachings.”

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Apoldo, Lou (MC1963)

[JR: Perhaps, but I think we can indict a whole generation of Church leadership, including the laity and the Irish Catholic politicians. We lost the battle to limit government to a tight little box and we failed to hold Catholic Politicians to high standards. JFK was an exemplar of the problem. I think that, when the "Decline and Fall of the American Empire" is written, the takeover of education by Dewey and Mann using the Prussian model will be the singular watershed event to our decline. It allowed the Secular Progressives to in one fell swoop to: dumb down the electorate, destroy religion by brainwashing the children in religious families, and simultaneously train the "cannon fodder / factory worker" population to led into war and welfare. And, the Church leadership allowed it to happen. And, I see no way to reverse the decline. Michael Jackson gets a national frenzy; Brian Bradshaw is unknown! Sigh. Any more and I'll be in an endnote. Thanks for the trigger.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 12 2009 8:37 PM

JFound: Newman, Nick (MC????) track-er


Nick Newman

Posted: 11 July 2009 03:07 PM  

I really don’t have one…

I havent ran it in 3-4 years i think…

I ran 11.01 in high school, then ran 11.25 for Manhattan College one year. I’ve ran the race maybe 3 times in my life…



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   * Name Nick Newman

   * Location Fullerton, CA

   * Web http://www.elitetrack.com/forums/viewthread/7172/

   * Bio Up and coming elite Long Jumper, loves: Flying, NBA, Darts, Cereal, the sky, learning, Taoism, designing training, poker, relaxing

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Newman, Nick  (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 13 2009 12:53 AM

JObit: Kirwan, James [MC????]


James Kirwan

Kirwan, James WHITESTONE, N.Y. James Kirwan, formerly of Albany, died July 10, 2009. He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, Manhattan College in the Bronx and New York Law School. Loving father of James (Carolyn) and Shannon; devoted son of Mary (nee Monahon) and the late James; dear brother of Christine Cassidy, Thomas, Carol Kreidler and Matthew; cherished grandfather of Phoebe and Deirdre; also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Reposing Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Edward D. Lynch Funeral Home, 43-07 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, N.Y. Funeral Mass, Queen of Angels R.C. Church, Monday 10 a.m. Cremation to follow at Fresh Pond Crematory. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the American Cancer Society.

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Kirwan, James [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/nax5cv

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 13 2009 9:21 AM

JEmail: Kevin Moore, Kevin (MC1980) reports on Br. Celestine Luke Salm

Dear CIC,

   It is with sadness and a heavy heart the I write to inform you that I learned that that my uncle and long time Manhattan College professor Br. Celestine Luke Salm has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has given six months to live. I am sure many of your readers have been taught by Br. Luke, who was a professor in the religion department for many, many years. He was also a residence director at both West Hill and Overlook. His professional accomplishments in the field of theology were many, and he had published several books including a biography of St. John Baptiste De La Salle, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. This book has recently been made required reading for all faculty and staff of the College. Prayers on his behalf would be greatly appreciated by any and all inclined to do so.

Kevin Moore

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[JR: Ouch! That is ... sad news indeed. Hard to find the right words. As one of the radio commercials I heard, "people don't come with expiration dates". I'm not convinced that the "witch doctors" are more accurate than weather forecasters or economists. I'd rank them just a smidgen above "politician's promises". Perhaps, we can find the his books on Amazon and post a link. Might make Brother smile to have his books climb on the popularity list. Isn't that the fourth of the "Prime Directive": Live, Laugh, Love, and Legacy? Prayers are on their way.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 13 2009 12:24 PM

JEmail: O’Connor, John (MC1974) reports on Lichte, Arthur J. [MC1972]

From: “John O’Connor (MP70MC74)”
Date: July 13, 2009 9:54:26 PM EDT
To: “‘reinke, fjohn68′”
Subject: Manhattan Grad in the news

Arthur Lichte was class of 72. I deleted the rest of the message with non Jaspers

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[JR: Thanks, JohnO'C. Much appreciated. ]

[JR: John, with occasional elbow joggling from me, is the force behind the Yahoo Prep Group for All Years. He's from the Omega class.]

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Subject: FW: Air Force Senior Leader Announcement – 8 July 2009


8 July 2009



SUBJECT: Senior Leader Announcement



FROM: Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL


The President has nominated to the Senate the following general officers for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as indicated:


FROM: Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC

TO: Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL



Lieutenant General, USAF

DCS, Manpower and Personnel

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Lichte, Arthur J. [MC1972]

O’Connor, John (MC1974)

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 14 2009 6:31 AM

JNews: Odd story mentions Kane, Ed [MC1951] and Harrington, Bill [MC1953]

[JR: Behind the scenes, I consult on what's suitable to share. This appeared to be just filler. Boy, was I surprised!]

fjohn reinke wrote:

Mike: I see no need to push this. Other than it’s says he’s a Jasper, and the obit disagreed. Interesting the standards of “journalism”? :-) fjohn68

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Dear John,

Ed Kane, I believe, is a member of the Class of 1951 and Bill Harrington is a member of the Class of 1953. So there is no reason not to push it.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Late insurance pro’s Gramercy Park condo sells for $800K
by Ryan Anderson, published Jul 13, 2009
Gramercy Park Habitat

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The estate of Edward K. Kane sold a two-bedroom, one-bath condo at 205 E. 22nd St. in Gramercy Park to Steven E. Gold for $800,000 on June 11.

The 1,050-square-foot Unit #2D is in the Gramercy Park Habitat, a doorman building located a block east of Gramercy Park and is very near Union Square.

Mr. Kane served as executive vice president of the Guardian Life Insurance Co. He was also a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Guardian Life in 1951.

He graduated from Manhattan College and earned his LL.B from Fordham University. He passed away in Sept. 2008.

William F. Harrington, who appears on the deed, is a partner at Bleakley, Platt & Schmidt and a member of the firm’s trusts and estates practice group.

The Gramercy Park Habitat, a former brewery building erected in 1896 and converted to a condominium in 1986, has 64 units on seven floors.

There were 92 condo sales in Gramercy Park in 2008, with median sales price of $681,000.

Filed under: No story tag

Address: Condo205 E 22nd Street, # 2D

Buyer(s): Steven E Gold

Seller(s): William F Harrington and (Estate of) Edward K Kane

Sale date: 2009-06-11

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[JR: So we have a conflict. Did he graduate or not? And, if he didn't, it's interesting that two Jaspers were obviously close to and trusted by him. Sorry to have missed capturing his story. I think it would have been instructive and interesting. Another missed opportunity.]

Kane, Ed [MC1951]

Harrington, Bill [MC1953]

[JR: I have applaud my "ace resource" McEneney, Mike (MC1953) without whom this story would be in the recycle bin!]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 14 2009 6:45 AM

ADMINISTRATIVE: Just for fun! Maybe this is what the Pope was thinking about!


“Power To Create”

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[JR: Safe For Work. 45 seconds! ROFL. Maybe this is what the Pope was thinking about! Just makes an old injineer laugh! Sorry for the interruption. We'll now return to our regularly scheduled Jasper news. (I still think it's exceptional!)]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 14 2009 7:01 AM

JFound: Keefe, Billy [MC????] in Dubrovnik


Sea The World – Summer 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Welcome Surprise of Croatia

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The first day we arrived in Dubrovnik I went on a field program to the City Walls in the Old Town. The entire tour took around an hour and a half to walk around the walls, which are 1,940 meters long. One of the things that really astonished me was when the tour guide showed us a map of the entire region around and including the walls that was bombed during the war involving Croatia. It shocked me to see how many places in that area were actually attacked and how beautiful the area has become since the war. I really have gained a new respect and appreciation for the resilience and determination of the Croatian people.

As we made our journey around the wall my friends and I were surrounded by breathtaking views. In front of me was the bluest water of the Adriatic Sea. Behind me was an unexpectedly immense, majestic hillside. To the left were vibrant, rustic Mediterranean-style roof tiles of the Old Town houses, cafes, and churches. To my right was the distant seascape of the uninhabited and serene island of Lokrum and the port side of the New Town.

On my fourth day in Croatia, I was scheduled for a tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina, but overslept and missed the tour bus. I sprinted out of the pier and tried to find a taxi bargain a ride to Medjugore, Bosnia and Herzegovina to meet my tour bus. The taxi driver glanced at the side of my backpack and then mumbled something under his breath and sped off. I later learned that the water bottle I was carrying on the side of my backpack, which I bought in Montenegro the previous day, was named after a malicious Serbian leader who carried-out cruel acts on Croatians during the war decades earlier. Judging from the taxi driver’s reaction, I realized that 20 years may be enough time to rebuild houses and reconstruct landscape, but not enough time to heal intercultural relations and amend past atrocities. I put the water bottle in my bag, hailed another taxi and made it to Medjugore, the second largest Catholic pilgrimage, at almost the same time as the field program bus arrived. Though the beginning of the day started off a bit frenetic, the tranquil ambiance of my environment—an environment which not too long ago was literally in the midst of some of the most horrific war crimes—left me unexpectedly appreciative of the beauty and resilience of this region. I left Croatia with an undiluted sense of hope.

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Keefe, Billy [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 14 2009 7:48 AM

JObit: Murphy, Albert “Alby” J. Jr. [MC????]


Albert J. Murphy Jr.

BEDFORD — Albert “Alby” J. Murphy Jr., M.D., 73, died July 13, 2009, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester after a brief illness.

He was born in Manchester on Aug. 12, 1935, to Albert J. and Vivian (Willett) Murphy Sr.

He graduated from St. Joseph High School for Boys, Manhattan College and Vermont Medical Institute.

Dr. Murphy served with the U.S. Air Force, where he held the rank of captain.

He was a family medical doctor at his practice, Medical Associates in Nashua, until his retirement.

He was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

He was a member of the American Legion and several other veterans organizations.

Family includes sisters Kathryn L. Murphy, Eileen Buciak and Ann Begin, all of Manchester; brothers Edward C. Murphy of Bedford and Harold F. Murphy of Manchester; nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St., Manchester.

The funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

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Murphy, Albert “Alby” J. Jr. [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/l5ce7e

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 15 2009 8:30 AM

JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) ids achievement

Hi John,

A truly remarkable accomplishment; congratulations to coach Myndi Hill and all the team members for getting their priorities correct.


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Lady Jaspers Recognized for Success In Classroom
Release: 07/13/2009

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced its 2008-09 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, and Manhattan College finished seventh among all Division I schools with a team GPA of 3.432 for the academic year. Manhattan was the only MAAC institution to make the top 25, and had the highest GPA of any team in the Eastern time zone.

The Lady Jaspers placed a league-high six players on the 2008-09 MAAC All-Academic Team. To be eligible for that award, student-athletes must have completed two semesters at their institution and boast a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. In addition, seven members of the Manhattan women’s basketball squad had a cumulative GPA better than 3.40 at the conclusion of the 2009 spring semester.

This marks the second consecutive year in which Manhattan earned a place on the WBCA Academic Top 25. The Lady Jaspers ranked eighth in the nation with a team GPA of 3.43 in 2007-08. The No. 7 ranking is Manhattan’s highest in the 12-year history of the award.

All 341 Division I member schools are eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, provided they are nominated by a WBCA-member head coach. GPAs are calculated by dividing the number of quality points earned by each student-athlete each semester by the total number of credit hours earned by the team. Indiana State had a team GPA of 3.645 in 2008-09 to lead all Division I institutions.

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[JR: Agreed. Applause is well-deserved. The objective of the college athlete should be education. In talking to students -- yes, they let me speak to students; stop laughing; as an example of what not to do and what happens when you get an index like mine -- I tell them as part of my "success for your generation" formula which includes: "(2) a life long interest in learning -- education -- a degree -- they can't take it away from you"! Unfortunately, some student athletes are defrauded by their schools. Glad to see that MC is a leader in this category. Hope that never changes. And, congrats to the women. Now where are the men?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 15 2009 9:19 AM

JBlogger: Frechette, Nicole [MC????] reports in


i’m in the MEDIA JUNKYARD! listen in!

SO! I was invited to interview in the MEDIA JUNKYARD, a really cool live blog spot and radio wave length created by & hosted by a former classmates and Alum of my Alma mater Manhattan College! GO JASPERS!! :)

anyhow!- check out listen to the interview by clicking here! or visit their site at http://www.themediajunkyard.com/ and ALSO!!! don’t forget…MEDIA JUNKYARD is offering the chance to WIN a copy of EVERY artist they have interviewed this summer AND the brand New BEATLES ROCKBAND! being released this September!!


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An up and coming country music artist hailing from Southern Connecticut, Nicole Frechette, has long been pursuing a life bound by song with a beat in her heart and music in her head.

However, Nicole was not always surrounded by the comforting sounds of the South: “Country music found me through the steady voice of Patsy Cline when my Grandmother would show me ‘real music’. After few heartaches of my own and falling to pieces on numerous occasions, I found a place in country music for my thoughts to rest.” From her five foot tall frame comes a powerful voice that commands attention, while her performances truly reflect the power of a song. In her music, all facets of Nicole’s personality are on her sleeve; she captures speaking to the heart and reasoning with life as it comes at you…..

***Nicole Frechette has recently shared bills with country superstars Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, JoDee Messina, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, and more! Nicole has been featured in such publications as Billboard Magazine, New Haven Magazine, New Haven Advocate, New Haven Register, the Shoreline Times, The Source, and the UK’s Maverick Magazine. She has also been televised on Fox 61 News, WTNH News Channel 8’s ‘News @ Noon’, and Community Auditions.***

Nicole Frechette is involved with various charity organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Mason Lindley Miracle Foundation.

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Frechette, Nicole [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 15 2009 4:20 PM

JFound: O’Brien, Shannon [MC????] + Tschinkel, Karen [MC????] @ UD


Thursday, July 16, 2009
UD hosts undergraduate researchers in energy program
Students in UD’s Chemical Engineering Research in Energy and Sustainability program.

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9:30 a.m., July 15, 2009—-A grant from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program is enabling 11 students from institutions throughout the country to spend the summer at the University of Delaware investigating energy-related issues.

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Participants in the 2009 program include Robert Jackson (MIT), Robert Jones (Lincoln University), Thomas Langel (University of Wisconsin), Ryan Niles (University of Florida), Shannon O’Brien (Manhattan College), Thomas Ronan (Notre Dame), Jasmine Smith (Delaware State University), Karen Tschinkel (Manhattan College), Kathryn Whitaker (Rowan University), Christopher Wolcott (Illinois Institute of Technology), and Alexander Young (Harvey Mudd College).

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O’Brien, Shannon [MC????]

Tschinkel, Karen  [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 16 2009 6:47 PM

JFound: Several Jaspers found on a new directory site


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Bob Creedon (Bob creedon)
Jim Mathews Southington CT
William Chatterton Sykesville MD

Joe Bolze

Ray Rush

Larry Feuer (Larry Feuer)

Barry Sweeney Cross River NY
Leo Mulcahy

Pavan Grandhi Vijayawada AP

Mary Ellen McCue
Vincent Catalano

Samantha Perez

Natalie Friedman (Natalie friedman)

Mary Ellen McCue
Terence Curran

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[JR: A "classmates" like site?]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 16 2009 9:33 PM

JNews: Walsh, Michele R. [MC????] VP NY FED


New York Fed names one senior vice president, nine vice presidents
July 16, 2009

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NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s board of directors has approved the promotion of one senior vice president and nine vice presidents.

{Extraneous Deleted}

Michele R. Walsh has been promoted to vice president in group shared services in the Markets Group. She had been an assistant vice president assigned to Special Purposes Vehicle Management since November 2008 and business development since January 2007.

Ms. Walsh joined the Bank in June 1993 as an analyst in the central bank financial services department, Markets Group. She was named an officer of the Bank in January 2003 assigned to the funds clearing staff and in May 2005, she was assigned to cash management both in central bank and international account services.

Ms. Walsh holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Pace University.

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Walsh, Michele R. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 17 2009 11:50 AM

Comment on JEmail: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) chides my crit

By Lou Apoldo


In my opinion, the watershed event beginning the current decline of traditional American values and the open acceptance of Progressive teachings was the censuring of Joe McCarthy. He was providing a public service identifying Communists who were out to undermine American values by brainwashing our youth in our schools. Once the Progressives got McCarthy out of the way they were free to pack our schools and colleges with pinko teachers who poisoned the minds of an entire generation. If you wonder how come the media is 85% Leftist, just look at the teachers in our schools of journalism. We need more schools like Hillsdale College who refuse all government handouts, so that they are free to teach American traditionalist values without having their curriculum dictated to them by a progressive US Dept. of Education.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 13 2009 4:05 AM

Comment on JEmail: Email found for Rodriguez, Vincent (MC1984)

By Vincent Rodriguez

Curious how you found me. Thanks…

-Vincent Rodriguez

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[JR: Responded with my description of how no Jasper can hide from "the collector" and his loyal reporters.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 13 2009 10:04 AM

Comment on JEmail: Kevin Moore, Kevin (MC1980) on Br. Celestine Luke Salm

By Patrice Liquori Athanasidy

One of the best classes I ever took at Manhattan was with Br. Luke Salm. He embodies everything a professor should. I am sure Jaspers around the world will pray that he suffers little and is able to make the most of this time here with family and friends.

Please send my love and gratitude. I will never forget Br. Luke stopping me in the quad to encourage me to take one of his classes (I had not been able to work him into my schedule yet). That little nudge helped me to make it happen the next semester and I have always been grateful for the opportunity of including one of the Manhattan College greats among my professors.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 13 2009 1:29 PM

Comment on JFound: Luna, Lauren (MC2004) does customized creations

I am a MC grad. Masters of Science class of 2004. Feel free to contact me directly for an interview! 

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 15 2009 1:24 AM

Comment on JEmail: Kevin Moore, Kevin (MC1980) on Br. Celestine Luke Salm

By Carolyn Predmore

I read this note with tears – I am so sorry and he is added to my prayer list. He answered every question I have asked him and been more than helpful when I was new to Manhattan College. He is one of our living treasures.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 15 2009 6:08 PM

Comment on JBlogger: Frechette, Nicole [MC????] reports in 

By Danielle Relation

The link is not working and i can not find anything on http://www.themediajunkyard.com/ :( can you link it again to the source?

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[JR: While the lin worked for me. I put it in an email and sent it. Nothing further.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 16 2009 4:08 PM
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Comment on JNews: Schanberger, Fr. James Lawrence [MC1950] celebrates 60th 

By Mar George Theckedath, Nazraani Orthodox Missionary Bishop,Ottawa

By chance I happened to read about Fr.Lawrence Schanberger’s remarkable priestly apostolate for sixty years working in the educational field and as a missionary outside the U.S.
I wish him “ad multos annos.”

The moment of truth has come, it seems to me, for priests and people to come forward to emulate his zeal and strive without compromise to maintain and preach and proclaim
the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic faith ,in its entirety here in USA and Canada, where it is being attacked from different quarters, as is widely known through the media.

Mar George Theckedath,Nazraani Orthodox
Missionary Bishop,2270 Courtice Ave.,
Ottawa,ONT. K1H 7G8, Canada

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 17 2009 11:02 PM

ENDNOTE: The Dark Age of Gooferment


Modern Survivalism Tenet Number Four
Taxation is theft, the best way to combat it is to understand every legal deduction you can take or create
by Jack Spirko

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Long term believe it or not many survivalists actually will voluntarily reduce their incomes. Some directly while others will use a more creative means

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[JR: When the “King” becomes too oppressive and “Holy Mother Church” is unavailable to protect the serfs, then all is lost. Maybe we should call this the “Dark Age of Gooferment”. When the seizures become too outrageous, the producing class will just stop producing. If they don’t stop completely, they will slow down. And, we will have several lost decades like 29 to 42 here in the USA, Japan of the 80’s, and many many more instances. Secession anyone? How else do we unload the “political” class. Where’s Robin Hood, Zorro, or our next George Washington when you need him?]

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