JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 - 2009 November 22

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



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POSITRACTION: Book thief to Appellate Judge


Boy Lifts Book; Librarian Changes Boy’s Life
October 2, 2009

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“She said, ‘My first thought was to go over there and tell him, boy, you don’t have to steal a book, you can check them out — they’re free.’

“Then she realized what my situation was — that I could not let anybody know I was reading.”

Grady told Neal she decided that if he was showing an interest in books, “she and Mrs. Saunders would drive to Memphis and find another one for me to read — and they would put it in the exact same place where the one I’d taken was.”

So, every time Neal decided to take a book home, the pair would set off to the city to find another book for him.

“You’ve got to understand that this was not an easy matter then — because this is 1957 and ‘58,” Neal said. “And black authors were not especially available, No. 1. And No. 2, Frank Yerby was not such a widely known author. And No. 3, they had to drive all the way to Memphis to find it.”

But the women’s efforts paid off: Neal went on to attend law school and later became a judge, retiring as an appellate judge of the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

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First, it should be NOBODY’S business what anyone reads.

Second, it was a great tale. Unlike today’s busybody society, people could think and react positively.

Third, I wonder how many “turn offs” could be “turned on” with the right “librarian”.

I know my fellow Jaspers would be a lot better at this than I could be.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 15 2009 11:37 AM

JObit: Foody, William Joseph “Bill” [MC1955 RIP]


William “Bill” Joseph Foody

Foody, William Joseph “Bill”, age 78, a resident of Riverside for 8 years went to be with the Lord on October 30, 2009.

Bill was the first U.S. born child of William and Mary Foody, recent immigrants from Ireland. Bill was born in New York City on September 16, 1931 and he became the first person in the family to graduate from college. Bill graduated in 1955 from Manhattan College in New York City. He served in the Korean War and was a decorated veteran. As a businessman, Bill held several responsible managerial positions and in 1974 Bill joined Switzer Candy Company in St. Louis, MO., which he eventually headed. Bill retired in 1992 from David and Sons Co., a division of Nestle Foods Company. Throughout his working life Bill received many awards and promotions for his contributions to these companies.

Bill’s life was filled with activities. He served as his sons’ Cub Scout leader, baseball and basketball coach. Bill enjoyed flying planes, sailing, wood working, and loved to read. Both Bill’s sons and his grandson are Eagle Scouts, a collective achievement for which he was very proud. In September 2001, Bill and Blanche decided to move closer to their oldest son and family in Riverside, CA. While in Riverside, Bill was a member of the Grove Community Church and volunteered at the Riverside National Cemetery. Bill was a deeply religious man and Jesus Christ was a big part of his life.

Bill is survived by his wife, Blanche of 50 years; son Bill Foody and his wife Amy and their two children, William and Josephine of Riverside, CA.; son Andrew Foody and his wife Lisa of Melbourne, Australia; nephew Emmett Lynch and wife Fran and daughter Lexie of Pasadena, CA.

Bill was well loved and will be remembered by his family and friends. Services: A memorial service will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA. on November 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. staging area #1. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to the American Diabetes Association of America, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312

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Foody, William Joseph “Bill” [MC1955 RIP]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yzshtjs

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JBlogger: Briscoe, Tom (MC1968) is TennisTitan


Tom Briscoe is wondering if he has enough influence to entice the pReinkester to include him on Jasper Jottings. He fears that he may “only make it” when his obit is found by the esoteric nerd of (sic) Kendall Park. “Can not my meager accomplishment be that I survived 35 years of employment in the public sector without my intellec…t being challenged. Can one not note with pride that http://tennistitan.blogspot.com has been published over the past 6 years without one stimulus dollar being requested.” With all due respect F. John do the right thing!

[JR: Never thought you wanted to be in Jasper Jottings. You never put your education in Facebook, so how was I supposed to know. (Automatic “finds” need “triggers.) Guess you want some more marks to hustle. And, citing “35 years in the public sector” to a Libertarian? Have you ever read my rantings? One would have thought you’d have sought “honest employment” in all that time. ROFL. I’m surprised that the stimulus money wasn’t used to support the current regime by propagandizing all the blogs. I have your blog’s RSS feed in my reader and am amazed at your ability to get suckers, err I mean opponents to come and give you a ego trip. Must be some of that psychology in action. So here’s your wish. (Wish all wishes were so easily granted. I’m still wishing to be “thin, young, and handsome”. “Rich” will come with “handsome”.) pf-Reinke-nstein (My printable high school nickname; aot ffFjohn! Teenagers are cruel. Maybe I need a psy-kolo-gist?!)]


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TennisTitan is a journal devoted to the tennis exploits of a 3.5 hacker in Yonkers NY who continues to enjoy the game immensely. TT relishes chronicaling his matches against his peers in NY and Fl as much as his on-court play. It is a sometimes humorous, often self-deprecating attempt to report on matches of no consequence through the eyes of a man of limited ability and no formal training in a sport for which he has an undying passion. Enjoy the read as much as I liked playing you.

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Your bloviating TennisTitan

   * Age: 63
   * Gender: Male
   * Astrological Sign: Gemini
   * Zodiac Year: Dog
   * Location: Yonkers : New York : United States

About Me

is a 63 year old retired school psychologist who splits his time between homes in NY and Florida. The Titan will travel far and wide to play in a competitve match. Contact me for a singles or doubles game!

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 15 2009 2:37 PM

JEmail: Bryk, William (MC1977) confirms run for the US Senate

>JNews: Bryk, William (MC1977) runs for the US Senate in Idaho?

From: Bryk, William (MC1977)
Date: November 14, 2009 10:00:05 PM EST
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 – 2009 November 15

The story about Idaho is absolutely true. The law permits it. And if I’m a resident of Idaho on Election Day, I am Constitutionally qualified. Whether I’m nominated and elected, of course, are entirely different questions.


[JR: You'd give up Brooklyn? For Idaho? That's what confused me. Hey, I wish I'd "gone west" in my younger days. Then, maybe I wouldn't be stuck in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee. Good luck. Time for a fundraiser?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 15 2009 3:37 PM

JUpdate: George, Gijo (MC1990)


George, Gijo (MC1990)

Sr. Manager
Parisppany, NJ 07054

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JEmail: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) remembers “drinking responsibly”

[JR: Text moved around for readability and the reference to it. No liberties were taken other than that.]

Dear Jasper John:

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[JR: As an injineer, I admire "enginenuity". As a little L libertarian, I question applying Big Brother DWI laws to basically lawn mowers. He did cause damage so that mitigates my question. But it wasn't personal injury. Now that the Gooferment is paying for golf carts, I think we can expect more of this nonsense soon. I highlight this as a positive "where there is a will, there's a way" inineering spirit. To bad he did NOT go to MC, he'd have learned to drink responsibly and harness that talent. I know all my fellow alum are responsible and creative. Hope I can be too.]

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Unless Manhattan College changed a awful lot between 1961 and 1968 your statement above in caps is one of the funniest jokes I have seen in years! Drinking responsibly at MC was about as far from reality as one can get in 1961.

BTW I hope you never need a golf cart to get around but why begrudge Medicare for paying for those who need one.

Long live the “gooferment” as long as it is helping people and not killing them!

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

[JR: Well, whenever something went wrong, I seemed to be "responsible". Seriously, I don't remember any disasters from DWI. Now, with the MADD "craziness" (i.e., blood alcohol greater than zero unless your a politician or cop), it's better to have zero. I'm not sure that without an injury, there should be an infraction. No victim; no crime, imho. As far as golf carts, I hope no one needs one. But, I do object to paying for them whether thru Medicare or the recent golf cart tax credit due to a stupidly written bill. Cost is a valid much-better way to ration care and much more "fair". See all the TV commercials, for the Jazzy and Hover Round? No fraud in those or anything else. Right? When the gooferment "insures" and mandates coverages, we lose our liberty. The analogy is insuring oil changes for your car. Argh! But glad you "liked" the joke. I live to amuse my fellow alums.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 15 2009 9:40 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Smith, Jerry [MC1951 RIP]

Dear John,

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JObit: Smith, Jerry [MC???? RIP]

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   I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1951.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Smith, Jerry [MC1951 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 15 2009 9:46 PM

JNews: Rosso, Melissa [MC2010] coaches a hs team to state finals


St. Catharine makes history
Crusaders become first CHSAA Archdiocese team to make Class A state final
Last Updated: 2:46 AM, November 16, 2009

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At the start of the season, the question around St. Catharine Academy was if it could match or even exceed the 2005 team, the program’s best ever. Now it’s if the 2009 Crusaders are the best team in CHSAA Archdiocesan history. By sweeping Archbishop Molloy in the semifinals Sunday, SCA became the first Archdiocese team to ever advance to a CHSAA Class A state tournament final.

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Although St. Catharine has cemented its dynasty, it’s also the end of an era. The special senior class is graduating and Rosso, who will graduate Manhattan College in the spring, plans on stepping down.

Who will take over the two-time Archdiocesan champs? That’s still up in the air. Rosso said if the school can’t find anyone, she’ll return. Her older sister, Jennifer, coached SCA until that 2005 team. They might just keep it in the family again.

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Rosso, Melissa [MC2010]

[JR: Impressive accomplishment BEFORE graduating.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 6:33 AM

JNews: Walters, Eve [MC2003] Rochester NY Section V Basketball HOF


Daily Reporter
Mon Nov 16, 2009, 12:36 AM EST

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The Tenth Induction Class of the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame was inducted Saturday at the Radisson Riverside Hotel in Rochester.

   The class features 9 people who have earned distinction through playing, coaching, officiating and leadership during the past 88 years of scholastic competition in Section V Basketball.

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Eve Walters: Led Pittsford Mendon to the 1998 Section V Championship and a berth in NYSPHSAA title game. Scored 1,474 points and grabbed 1057 rebounds in her career. A two-time Monroe County Player of the Year (1997 and 1998) Eve was named All Greater Rochester Player of the Year in 1998. Upon graduation she attended Division I Manhattan College leading the Jaspers to a berth in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. She spent 5 years playing professionally in Germany.

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Walters, Eve [MC2003]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 6:39 AM

JUpdate: Hilas, Demetrios (MC2009)

Hilas, Demetrios (MC2009)

Project Engineer
E E Cruz & Company

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 9:45 AM

JNews: Genereux, Paul [MC1972] Deputy Commander NY Army National Guard


Central Pennsylvania Combat Vet Transfers Command, Becomes Deputy Commander of New York Army National Guard
Media Advisory for change of command
    * by New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs

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BLOOMSBURG, PA. (04/29/2009)(readMedia)– Bloomsburg, Pa. native and Iraq War veteran Brig. Gen. Paul Genereux successfully completes more than three years command of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division this Sunday in a change of command ceremony at Camp Smith, near Peekskill, N.Y.

Genereux transfers command on Sunday, May 3 of the Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division, based in Troy, N.Y. with Soldiers across New York State and associated units across five states.

Genereux led the division during its reorganization following the unit’s return from Iraq in 2006, provided leadership, guidance and resources to the division’s training with the U.S. Army Central Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt in 2007 and the mobilization and deployment of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 50th Brigade Combat Team divisional elements for combat actions overseas in 2008.

Brigadier General Genereux will become the Deputy Commander of the New York Army National Guard. He will be responsible for the training, mobilization readiness and domestic preparedness of more than 10,500 Army National Guard Citizen Soldiers across New York State.

Genereux resides in Bloomsburg, Penn. with his wife Rosalie and is the Director of Construction for Torcon Incorporated, Redbank, N.J.

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Genereux graduated from Manhattan College in 1972 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and entered military service in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in October of that year. After five years enlisted service, he was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Army Reserve in February 1978. Genereux was first assigned as the Operations Officer for the 300th Civil Affairs Group in Riverdale, Maryland.

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Genereux, Paul [MC1972]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 9:47 AM

JNews: Kelly, Kieran [MC1991] VP of Sales WANTED Technologies


WANTED Technologies Names Kieran Kelly Vice President of Sales

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QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 16 /CNW Telbec/ – WANTED Technologies Corporation (TSX-V: WAN), the leading source of insight and intelligence based on hiring demand, has announced that Kieran Kelly has joined its senior management team as Vice President of Sales.

In this role Mr. Kelly will be responsible for the sales of WANTED’s Analytics business intelligence and sales productivity platform. Mr. Kelly will succeed former VP of Sales and Delivery, Mike Cunningham, who will be leaving the company.

“Kieran’s has shown great success leading a global sales team delivering information-based products and services,” said Bruce Murray, President and CEO of WANTED. “He has demonstrated the ability to grow revenues in the kind of new and emerging Internet-based market segments that we serve.”

“I would also like to thank Mike Cunningham for his fine work managing the sales and delivery teams during a challenging period,” said Murray. “We wish Mike the very best in his next endeavor.”

Prior to joining WANTED Technologies, Mr. Kelly served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Client Services for JupiterResearch, a leading research and analysis firm which was acquired by Forrester Research in 2008. In that role, Mr. Kelly was responsible for a sales and service organization that sold and delivered products to leading global companies such as Google, eBay, Amazon, Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner, Comcast and Nokia. Mr. Kelly joined JupiterResearch in 1999. Prior to joining Jupiter, Mr. Kelly served in various senior sales roles with Reuters, JP Morgan Chase and Thomson. Mr. Kelly attended the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1987 and graduated with a BS in Economics from Manhattan College in Riverdale NY in 1991.

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Kelly, Kieran [MC1991]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 9:53 AM

JEmail: Carroll, Raymond (MC1981) remembers Spence, Jean E. [MC1982]

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Jean E. Spence

Executive Vice President – Research, Development and Quality: Kraft Foods Inc.

Dear John,

   I believe that Jean is a member of the Class of 1985.


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It’s hard to believe, but I think Mike got one wrong.

I’m pretty sure Jean Spence was an ‘82 graduate with a Masters in Chemical Engineering. (She received her undergraduate degree from Clarkson.

I worked with Jean at Maxwell House Coffee in Hoboken after I graduated in ‘81.

Raymond Carroll – ‘81

[JR: Thanks, Raymond. Much appreciated. We'll just have to get Mike a new set of reading glasses.]

Spence, Jean E. [MC1982]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 12:32 PM

JEmail: Gibbons, Tom (MC1960) ids Smith, Jerry [MC1951 RIP]


My 1999 copy of the Alumni directory indicates that “Jerry” Gerard C. Smith was a graduate of Class of 1951 with a BA and retired from Patterson/ Smith Assn.

Hope this helps.

Thomas D. Gibbons, Sr., P.E.
Vice President – Sr. Projects Manager
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Babylon, New York 11702-3432

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[JR: Certainly does. Can never have enough help. Thanks.]

Smith, Jerry [MC1951 RIP]

Gibbons, Tom (MC1960)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 12:38 PM

JNews: Doyle, Frank [MC1981] Director NACAC


Mon Nov 16 10:07:52 2009 Pacific Time

Association Executive Named Director of Membership and Affiliate Relations for the National Association for College Admission Counseling

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   ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 16 (AScribe Newswire) — Frank Doyle, former deputy executive director of the National Communication Association, has been named director of membership and affiliate relations for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), an Arlington, Va.-based association of more than 11,000 college admission professionals in high schools and colleges worldwide.

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Doyle earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s of arts degree from Marymount University.

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Doyle, Frank [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1981,


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Doyle, Frank [MC1981]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Nov 16 2009 4:47 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Nov 19 2009 3:21 PM

JObit: Davis, Edward James [MC1958 RIP]


Edward James Davis II

EAST HARWICH — Edward James Davis II, 74, died quietly in his sleep at home Monday morning, Nov. 16, 2009, surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren.

Edward was the son of the late Edward James Davis and Grace Mary Simpson of Highland Falls, N.Y. Edward is survived by his wife of 51 years, Claire (McGee). He is the father of Erin of Montgomery, N.Y., Tim (Christine) of Rochester, N.Y., Edward (Robyn) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Jim (Colleen) of Raleigh, N.C. He is the loving grandfather of James, Matthew, Bobby, Rachel, Anna, Abby, Andrew, Maire, Ivy, and is also survived by his stepgrandchildren Collin and Zoe. He is brother of George (predeceased) of Germantown, Md., brother of Elizabeth “Betty” Parker of Chicago, and nephew of Catherine Davis Baker (Dolly) of Raleigh, N.C.

Ed was born on Oct. 20, 1935, and grew up in Highland Falls, N.Y. He graduated from Highland Falls High School in 1953, and then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Manhattan College. In his senior year at Manhattan College, Ed was sworn into the Marine Corps to become a helicopter pilot, but was excused due to an asthma condition. Ed was then accepted at the United States Coast Guard Officer Candidate School at United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Ed graduated and became an ensign on Oct. 24, 1958. A day later, he married his love, Claire A. McGee on Oct. 25, 1958, at the United States Coast Guard Academy Chapel.

After his active service, Ed continued with the Coast Guard Reserves, rose to the rank of lieutenant commander and received an honorable discharge in 1975. He continued his Coast Guard service in 1997 as a vessel examiner officer, with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Chatham Flotilla 11-1.

While raising his family in Middle Hope (Newburgh), N.Y., he worked 28 years for IBM in East Fishkill, with the last few years being in Boca Raton, Fla. His career was in procurement but thrived in personnel training which lead to many classes and trainings in Asia. Ed has always been very active in the community. Ed volunteered as a Scout leader when his sons were in scouting. Ed was a volunteer firefighter in the Middle Hope Fire Department for 19 years, serving positions of lieutenant, apparatus driver and vice president. Ed created and copyrighted the Middle Hope Fire Department’s Maltese Cross. Ed influenced IBM to donate to the fire department such items as classroom furniture, kitchen equipment and most importantly funds to build “Little Squirt,” a talking fire engine made from a golf cart, to educate school children about fire safety.

He moved to the Cape in 1999, worked with the Senior Environment Corp., had an artistic touch in woodworking and landscape design. He loved gardening with his wife, built a number of additions to his home. He thoroughly cherished his time spent with his kids and grandkids whom were the joy of his life.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Morris & O’Connor Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, Route 28, West Harwich.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod (Hospice & Palliative Care), P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601, and Harwich Fire Department.

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Davis, Edward James [MC???? RIP]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yl7feg2

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Dear John,

   I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1958.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Davis, Edward James [MC1958 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Nov 17 2009 8:45 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Nov 19 2009 3:21 PM

JNews: Parisi, Michael [MC2000] Arizona Fall League


Parisi showing Cardinals he’s back
Righty allows one run in five innings for Rafters
By Robert Emrich / Special to MLB.com
11/16/09 7:19 PM EST

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Cardinals right-hander Mike Parisi wants everyone to know he’s healthy, and he made sure to prove that on Monday.

Parisi allowed one run on three hits on 50 pitches in five innings in what was likely his final start of the Arizona Fall League season as the Surprise Rafters defeated the Peoria Javelinas, 6-4.

Parisi, limited to five games in 2009 after Tommy John elbow ligament surgery in ‘08, picked up his third win in the AFL. The Manhattan College product, selected in the ninth round of the ‘04 Draft, pitched in 12 games for St. Louis in ‘08 and is aiming for a return in 2010.

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Parisi, Michael [MC2000]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Nov 17 2009 9:34 AM

PRAYERSREQUESTED: “We” have a fever and GI pain

(For those late to the “prayer party”, one of our fellow alums is Mom to a trio of delightful young children. The “oldest”, 10 ish who like bad jokes, is battling cancer.)

“fever this morning – 103.6 F” and “BAD stomach pain (crying involved) and we are not sure”

[JR: OK, my fellow Jaspers, do your thing. ChemEs pray for relief of the fever, Sanitary the tummy, and EE's pain in general. MEs and CEs and others give "high cover" and standby for specific assignments. Seriously, other than make silliness, what can be done. Can only imagine what Mom, our fellow alum, is going thru. "... I pray to the Lord ..."]

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[JR: Hey what do I know about kids agewise -- food in the north end and poop out the south end, change diapers until they turn 18 and go to college. End of problem? LOL! Can't do much other than pass the word along. "Remote" prayers might do some good.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Nov 18 2009 7:47 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Nov 18 2009 3:05 PM

JFound: Roderick, Don [MC1979] asks about post-COBRA

By reinkefj on MC1979


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Linkedin Groups November 18, 2009
Manhattan College Alumni Society
Advice sought for post-COBRA health care coverage

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My COBRA health care coverage is almost up – next month will be the last (18th) month that I can purchase COBRA health insurance.

Can anyone in the group suggest reasoanble alternatives for my health care coverage going forward? For reasons unknown to me, policies such as those available from the IEEE and AARP (I’m 52) are not available to residents of NY (and usually NJ as well.)

The only plan I’ve located so far is a catastrophic plan + prescriptions from GHI for $450/month (single) but I think that may have a deductible of $25000. I’ll have to investigate further.

I would appreciate any and all advice and suggestions on available coverage options for myself in 2010.

Don Roderick

[JR: I remember that there was a independent consulting organization that offered "benefits" at their costs. I try and find it again.]

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Roderick, Don [MC1979]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Nov 19 2009 12:54 PM

JNews: Pepe, Thomas [MC1974] new trustee to the County College of Morris


New trustee appointed to CCM board, rather than 30-year veteran
By LAURA BRUNO • STAFF WRITER • November 19, 2009

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RANDOLPH — The Morris County freeholders appointed a new trustee to the County College of Morris, choosing not to re-appoint 30-year veteran board of trustees member Sandra Geiger.

Thomas Pepe, 57, of Morris Township, a former banking executive who now runs a Madison-based public relations and marketing firm, was named to the seat held by Geiger since 1979. His four-year term will run through Oct. 31, 2013.

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Pepe declined to give his political affiliation. He saw an ad for the position and applied because he thought his life experiences could be helpful to the board and he believes in “giving back.”

“I believe in the value of a higher education,” Pepe wrote in his application. “I also believe it should be affordable and available to all who seek it.”

Pepe also volunteers with the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America, serving as the council’s executive vice president. In addition, he’s volunteered on fundraising campaigns for his alma mater, Manhattan College.

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Geiger, who was a Republican councilwoman in Mount Olive prior to joining the CCM board, said she had no hard feelings and enjoyed her time on the board.

“I understand where they are coming from … I guess it’s time,” said Geiger, a retired school nurse practitioner.

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Pepe, Thomas [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1974.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pepe, Thomas [MC1974]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Nov 19 2009 1:05 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Nov 21 2009 5:53 PM

JHQ: The MC “jobs” lady is soliciting input

From: Apel (MCstf-jobs) Marjorie
Subject: Alumni Job Hunting Survey
Date: November 19, 2009 11:43:03 AM EST

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:


In order to improve upon the service that the Center for Career Development at Manhattan College is providing our Alumni, we ask that you take a few minutes to answer the following questions. In advance, we thank you for taking time out of your busy day to complete this form.

Marjorie Apel, Director

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    * Posted on: Thu, Nov 19 2009 1:31 PM

JHQ: Carols on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m


November 18, 2009

Manhattan College Presents A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College Singers and Orchestra will host their holiday program A Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the College’s Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers, with preludes beginning at 4:00 p.m. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The program is a unique and festive celebration that combines an eclectic selection of music, prayers, readings from sacred Scripture and traditional Christmas carols.

The MC Singers will perform various pieces ranging from baroque and contemporary music to Spanish, while the MC Orchestra will perform selections from Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. The ensembles will combine to lead the traditional hymns in which the congregation is invited to participate.

Immediately following the service, the MC Singers will walk by candlelight onto the Quadrangle and light the College’s Christmas tree. The program will return indoors to Smith Auditorium for a reception, including a visit from Santa Claus and live jazz music.

For more information about this event, please contact William Mulligan, coordinator of performing arts, at (718) 862-7254 or e-mail william.mulligan@manhattan.edu.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Nov 20 2009 9:02 AM

JHQ: Anne M. Mulcahy, Chairman Xerox, At 2010 De La Salle Medal 


November 20, 2009

Manhattan College To Honor Anne M. Mulcahy, Chairman Of Xerox Corporation, At 2010 De La Salle Medal Dinner

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College will present Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman of Xerox Corporation, with the De La Salle Medal at the College’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.

The ceremony will be held at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.

Mulcahy spent eight years as chief executive officer of Xerox before retiring from the post, effective July 1, 2009, and retaining the position of chairman. Prior to serving as CEO, she was president and chief operating officer of Xerox from May 2000-July 2001, and also served as president of Xerox’s General Markets Operations, which created and sold products for reseller, dealer and retail channels.

After beginning her Xerox career as a field sales representative in 1976, Mulcahy assumed increasingly responsible sales and senior management positions. From 1992-1995, she was vice president for human resources, responsible for compensation, benefits, human resource strategy, labor relations, management development and employee training. She became chief staff officer in 1997 and corporate senior vice president in 1998. Prior to that, she served as vice president and staff officer for Customer Operations, covering South America and Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and China.

A graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., Mulcahy is also a board director of Catalyst, Citigroup Inc., Fuji Xerox Company, Ltd., Johnson & Johnson, Target Corporation, The Washington Post Company and, effective March 2, 2010, chair of the board of trustees for Save the Children.

The De La Salle Medal Dinner is the College’s top fundraising event. Proceeds from the $750-per-plate fundraiser are applied to academic and cocurricular programs, scholarship assistance and library resources. The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the dinner, please call Susan Bronson, director of corporate and foundation relations, at (718) 862-7837 or e-mail susan.bronson@manhattan.edu.

The De La Salle Medal was established in 1951 in honor of John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and one of the world’s great educators. The Order founded Manhattan College in 1853. Since 1977, the De La Salle Medal has been conferred annually by the College’s board of trustees to honor executives who exemplify the principles of excellence and corporate leadership. Past recipients include former New York Life Insurance Chief Executive Sy Sternberg, former Mayor of New York City Rudolph W. Giuliani ’65 and former Con Edison Chairman Eugene R. McGrath ’63.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Nov 21 2009 6:08 AM

Comment on JBlogger: Briscoe, Tom (MC1968) is TennisTitan 

By Tom Briscoe

I am humbled to be among the pantheon of notables that F. John Reinke has bestowed recognition on in his Jasper Jottings. And to think it wasn’t a link to my obituary! It makes me crave a beer at the Terminal Bar. Join me?

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 15 2009 8:42 PM

Comment on JBlogger: Briscoe, Tom (MC1968) is TennisTitan 

By reinkefj

Sure. Say “when”! Now don’t going doing that “obit” thing until I get a chance to collect.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Nov 15 2009 9:42 PM

Comment on PRAYERSREQUESTED: “We” have a fever and GI pain 

By Carolyn Predmore

The child is added to my list.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Nov 19 2009 2:11 PM

Comment on PRAYERSREQUESTED: “We” have a fever and GI pain 

By reinkefj

Thanks. Probably needs to be kept there. She has a tough row to hoe.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Nov 19 2009 3:06 PM

Comment on JEmail: Toner, Michael (MC1972) ids Seamus O’Kirwan as MC72

By Shannon O'Kirwan

Gil & Mike,

It’s Shannon, Seamus daughter. I loved reading this and had no idea it existed. The stories made me smile. I found pictures of you guys from when you were in college. Please contact me.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Nov 20 2009 12:48 PM

ENDNOTE: The Fourteenth Victim


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Fort Hood, TX (LifeNews.com) — The military has charged Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the terrible shooting that recently took place at the Fort Hood military base. The initial charges do not include one for the death of an unborn child, who was the little-talked-about fourteenth victim.

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[JR: Sadly speechless. So much potential. So little understanding. How do we make people understand the value of EVERY human life?]

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