JASPER JOTTINGS Week 10 - 2010 March 07

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



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POSITRACTION: Two boys, one loud dog, ice, and a rescue


Boy, 7, saves brother after fall through ice in Margate
By BRIAN IANIERI Staff Writer | Posted: Monday, February 1, 2010 | 12 comments

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When 10-year-old Sage Lavin fell through ice on a Margate lagoon Sunday afternoon, his younger brother grabbed onto his hand tightly.

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About 120 yards away — in a home across the water on North Rumson Avenue — Scott and Joanne Abbott’s dog, Kano, started to bark uncharacteristically.

They said the 60-pound mutt normally doesn’t make a sound.

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And the Abbotts were glad they did not have a tragic story to tell Sunday night. Instead, they had one about a barking dog, a red hat and a brother who didn’t let go.

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[JR: Strange how the dog knew to get loud. How the boy, both boys, were able to hold on until help arrived. I'd say some Guardian Angels were working overtime.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 28 2010 12:37 PM

JLinkedin: Waetjen, Donna (LoPinto) [MC1983] Owner, Print This!


Donna (LoPinto) Waetjen
Owner, Print This!, Inc. Your Promotional Products Specialist.
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Donna (LoPinto) Waetjen is working with Youth Baseball, Soccer, Basketball & Little Leagues, along with Recreation Dept. & Adult Athletic Leagues on Team Uniforms. 7 days ago


I help businesses attract new clients and retain their quality clients and employees.

Promotional Products, Advertising Specialties and Corporate Gifts provide one of the most cost effective methods of promoting your business and services, white generating goodwill. Apparel for Staff/Personnel, as well as for Sports and Special Events give your business the advantage of a unified and professional appearance.

Now is not the time to be timid! We help your business stand apart from the rest. Market yourself and your business — cultivate your “brand”. Let your clients know what sets you apart from your competition. We can help you spread the word.

For the corporate client, we support new product launches, grand openings, trade show events and employee gifts, to name a few. We work with you to select the most appropriate items to enhance your image within your target market.

Incentives, Promotional Products, Ad-Specialties & Gifts position your name/logo/message in view and in the hands of your audience.

We work extensively with Non-Profits assisting with promotions, event favors, gifts and apparel for a variety of functions.

For the education-based client, we help you build spirit and morale through a school store, as well as other on-campus clubs and activities. We can also work with your athletics department for uniforms and clothing for all sports activities.

My experience is rivaled only by my enthusiasm to always create a lasting image for my clients. With over 25 years of industry experience, I have worked with clients large and small. My goal is to provide the best quality and most effective items. On time and in budget as promised.


Promotional Products Consultant, Graphic Artist. Logo creation. Embroidery layout. T-shirt design.

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Waetjen, Donna (LoPinto) [MC1983]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 28 2010 1:37 PM

JEmail: Toner, Mike (MC1972) and the “Zia Reverie”

Dear f. John,

I thoroughly enjoyed the “Zia Reverie” in this week’s Jottings. I had the esteemed professor for both semesters of my second year – advanced calc and ODE, I think. I can attest to the veracity of the partial credit and wrong sign stories. I still, even now – almost 40 years later, have the classic dreams about having a final exam in a class that you haven’t been to – and it always a Dr. Zia class. He had quite an impact on many…

mike toner
buffalo, ny/jersey, channel islands
BEE ‘72

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 28 2010 2:37 PM

MFound: Manhattan College Alumni are especially welcomed.


Registered User
Posts: 16
Join Date: Feb 2006
Nyc/auction/18teams/non keeper/big$$$$ – Today, 05:14 AM

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I find the best owners are the ones willing to play for decent stakes. I am not looking for an argument here. I am starting a second league. I already have 13 owners for this second league and I intend to fill it up to 18 teams. I have friends who will gladly jump into a second league of mine but I’m searching for new blood.

I find that small league fee’s attract owners who usually quit by June if their team isn’t faring well so that they can concentrate on one of their 10 other leagues where they may have a shot. Not so in my league.

My league is non keeper, it’s both AL and NL combined, no head to head, it’s roto style.

We start 13 hitters/9 pitchers/ and a 5 man bench. So that’s 27 x 18 = 486 total MLB Players. So you need to know your stuff.

We have a shopping rule which prevents the league from B.S. trades. All trades go on the clock for 24 hours giving non involved owners an opportunity to present a counter offer to either owner of the posted trade. If a counter is accepted within the 24 shopping period, then the new deal goes on the clock for it’s own 24 hour shopping period. If a guy trades Albert Pujols to another owner for Jarrod Washburn and Daniel Murphy, we’ll tell him he’s an idiot, he won’t be invited back next season and we’ll wipe that stupidity off the board. But let’s say the owner trades Albert Pujols to another owner for say, Nick Swisher and John Danks. I know, it’s not great, but say someone else counters with Roy Halladay and Adrian Gonzalez. If the owner doesn’t accept the superior counter offer, the owner counter offering Halladay and Gonzalez may protest once the shopping period closes on the Pujols for Swisher/Danks deal. Then the three member commissioners panel will weigh both offers and in this case will tell the owner receiving Swisher and Danks that he must forfeit that deal/accept Halladay and Gonzalez or he gets no deal at all.

This prevents hook ups in the event that two buddies enter our league, join forces and try to rip us off. Now I know that for those of you circling the waters for victims might be pissed if your deal gets countered and you weren’t able to sucker a weak owner but it really is for the betterment of the league.

The league fee is $600 per team X 18 teams for a prize pool of over $10,000. Top four places finish, 4k, 2.5k, 2k, 1.5k Every penny is disclosed and accounted for, which will be posted on the league message board. The commissioner(s) pay full price too.

This isn’t some creepy guy scam who lives in his parents basement apartment. The auction is live and you will meet the other 17 owners the night of the live auction. We rent out a banquet room of a bar/restaurant, we have a hot buffet, we hire an auctioneer and he has an assistant to write down every team’s player purchases, the auction is a ton of fun and it runs fairly smoothly.

Now, this isn’t a name nominated auction where everyone gets to nominate a player one at a time. What we do is pull out a team roster at random and proceed to call out every name on it, some get bid on, some don’t, thus there are quality players throughout the auction and you just have to know when players are going for a bargain price or when they are going for too much money.

The auction is great. I love it. It’s like Christmas and I’m 10 years old again, not 42, as I am today. We have a lot of White Collar types who live in Westchester, Bergen, Suffolk, Nassau counties and NYC. I haven’t picked an auction date yet, but if you are somewhat interested at what you’ve read, feel free to send me an email at edbuzz@optonline.net and I can send you the rules, etc.

Please note, Our league is a more mature league, family men or at least those in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and up. We really aren’t interested in the younger trade whores who trade their team away all season long and bitch on the message board looking for a fight. You know the type. We want guys who have a feel for the game. That’s one reason why our league entry fee is $600 per owner. We feel it filters out the stupidity.

If you’re in sales, this might be a great opportunity for you to join us and network.

Manhattan College Alumni are especially welcomed.

Good luck in your search for a league that best suits you.


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[JR: No idea who "Ed" is?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 28 2010 7:52 PM

JObit: Ferreri, Elia M. [MC1958 RIP] reported by Smith, Jim (MC1960)

John….I hope that this is your current email……An Obit……The Coast Star…Feb 4,2010….pg 48 Elia Ferreri , class of 1958, Has passed…He was my neighbor in Spring Lake Heights and for the past two years has been involved with our annual meeting in the area…….Nice man……….Jim Smith’60….

Jim Smith
{Privacy Invoked}
EarthLink Revolves Around You.

[JR: Thanks, Jim. Much appreciated. Email address worked. And, I was able to find the obit.]

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Elia M. Ferreri

Elia M. Ferreri, 79, of Spring Lake Heights, died Saturday January 30, 2010 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Born in New York city, he lived in Wood Ridge, NJ, before moving to Spring Lake Heights 17 years ago.

Mr. Ferreri was a Guidance Counseler for NYC Board of Education for over 30 years before retiring. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of St. Catharine RC Church in Spring Lake. Elia was an avid Met Fan. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels, loved to travel, golf, trips to Atlantic City & fine restaurants.

Mr. Ferreri was pre-deceased by his first wife Rawnie and is survived by his wife Katherine.

Visitation will be on Tuesday February 2, 2010 from 2 to 6pm at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ. Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening at 6 pm at the funeral home.

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Ferreri, Elia M. [MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: http://dignity.mem.com/dignity/guestbook.aspx?id=18641795

Reported by: Smith, Jim (MC1960)

[JR: Readers, please note. The obit desn't mention MC so I can't "find" it without your help.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 28 2010 8:04 PM

JFound: Desmarais, John M. (MC1985) @ Kirkland and Ellis LLP


John M. Desmarais

BS in Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College, 1985
JD, New York University, 1988

Bar: New York 1989, DC 1989, U.S. District Court (Southern and eastern district New York ) 1989, U.S. Court Appeals (2d and Federal cir.) 1989, U.S. Supreme Court, registered: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Attorney Fish & Neave, 1988-1992; assistant U.S. attorney criminal division U.S. Atty.’s Office Southern district, New York , 1992-1995; partner, member firm committee Kirkland & Ellis, New York City

Career Related
Member judge’s intellectual property adv. committee Del. District Court, 1999-

Named one of 40 Under 40, National Law Journal, 2002, The Nation’s Top Litigators, The National Law Journal, 2007, 45 Under 45, Am. Lawyer magazine, 2003, America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Intellectual Poperty, Chambers & Partners, 2004

Mem.: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Bar Association, Del. District Court Judges’ Intellectual Property Adv. Committee, International Trademark Association, Bar Association City of New York , New York Intellectual Property Owners Association, New York County Lawyer’s Association, Federal Bar Council, New York Bar Association

Office: Kirkland & Ellis LLP Citigroup Ctr 153 E 53rd St New York New York 10022-4675

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Desmarais, John M. (MC1985)


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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 28 2010 8:34 PM

JEmail: Walsh, Joe (MC1958) remembers Ferreri, Elia M. [MC1958 RIP]

RE: Jasper Obit: Ferreri, Elia M. [MC1958 RIP] reported by Smith, Jim (MC1960)

Hi John, Eli was in my class. He was a navy veteran who returned to college after military service, so older than the average age of the Class of ‘58. Good guy. — Joe Walsh

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Walsh, Joe (MC1958)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 28 2010 9:39 PM

JNews: Evans, Artie [MC1961 RIP] SI HOF; Art Evans, son, standing in 


Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame honors six with staying power
By Jack Minogue
February 28, 2010, 12:45PM

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Staten Island Hall of Fame inductees are, from left to right, Art Evans (standing in for his late father Artie Evans), Lewis Sanders, Bob Bertucci, Adewale Ogunleye, Ed Perpetua and Robin Jackson.You would think that after 14 years, the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame would have exhausted its firsts and its groundbreakers.

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But Saturday, the SRO crowd at the Hall’s home, the CYO Center in Pleasant Plains, bore witness to the first inductee who got into his sport by accident, or as storied volleyball coach Bob Bertucci admitted, because he couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

Joining Bertucci were two more groundbreakers — track and field athletes Artie Evans and Robin Jackson.

Completing Saturday’s class were Ed Perpetua, once a world traveler on the tennis circuit who has become synonymous with tennis on Staten Island, indeed the East, and football greats Adewale Ogunleye and Lewis Sanders, who have never forgotten their Island roots during their NFL careers.

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Artie Evans running career lasted but eight years.

At St. Peter’s, he played a major role as the Eagles began a run of domination on the Island which lasted for 15 years. Then, he starred at Manhattan College where, in the 1961 Millrose Games, he ran a team-best (151.7) anchor leg on the two-mile relay as the Jaspers set a world record before a frenzied crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Brief, but great.

His son, Art, discovered how good his late father was when he, too, became a runner.

“I’d be clerking in and many times when the clerk checked the runners’ names, he’d go: ‘Art Evans? Who’s Art Evans?’

“Then, he’d tell me how fast my dad was.”

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Evans, Artie [MC1961 RIP]

[JR: Being remembered and having a son -- ways to immortality.]

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JEmail: Orgon, Edward A. (MC1967) remembers his “peace”

From: Orgon, Edward A. (MC1967)
Date: March 1, 2010 8:51:39 AM EST
Subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 – 2010 February 28


thanks again for all your work on Jottings.

Some perspective on Manhattan’s “peace studies” program. The course was first called “Anatomy of Peace” for the Spring 67 semester and was interdisciplinary. I would also like to point out that among the dozen or so students (so don’t oversell it as widespread), I was one. I was also cadet colonel of the Air force ROTC wing at Manhattan and would end up receiving my commission as a 2Lt. that same spring. Hope that provides some needed perspective that our military are “peacemakers” too.

[JR: ① Thanks. Hopefully, I'm "stitching" us all together. Wish I could make the "Alumni Office" see the value of an energized Alumni news operations as valuable beyond that of a "cash cow". But, I feel that's a quest worthy of Don Quixote. ② Ahh, one of the "comrade colonels"! That's what I called my favorite bridge partner, Bill Fife. Us injineers would josh about a lot of stuff; takes the mind off disasters like Doc Zia. And, I would muse that our military would be in big trouble with him at the helm. LOL, luckily, I was wrong. And, it appears the USA survived. ③I liked Heinlein's dictum that only ex-military should be allowed to vote. That would bring about peace, because the electors would have all seen the horrors of war. Now as an "old man", I believe that even more. I pray for one young man, son of another Jasper bridge player, to get home safe. "Chicken Hawks" have our boys and girls hanging out all over the globe. We need "peace makers" now. You hit a nerve: I end, as do each Jottings, with "Dona nobis pacem".]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 1 2010 9:40 AM

JHQ: NYC Alumni Club Networking Reception 25 MARCH 2010 PM

Group: Manhattan College Alumni Society

Subject: NYC Alumni Club Networking Reception

Ann Marie Flynn ‘81, Ph.D., chair of the chemical engineering department, will join alumni at the spring networking reception of the New York City Club on Thursday, March 25 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event will take place at Mutual of America (320 Park Ave.) and is hosted by Tom Moran ‘74, chairman and CEO. The reception is $40 per person and includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Advance registration is required and can be found online at http://www.manhattan.edu/alumni_friends/nycevents.php .

Posted By Thomas McCarthy

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[JR: What a great way to spend Annunciation Day!]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 1 2010 10:30 AM

JLinkedin: Rummo, Ernest [MC2005] Engineer at De Nardis


Rummo, Ernest [MC2005]
Engineer at De Nardis Engineering, LLC
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 1 2010 11:02 AM

JHQ: St. Patrick’s Day regional receptions

Manhattan College welcomes you
to join us for one or more of the
following regional receptions for
St. Patrick’s Day

Southwest Florida Alumni Club
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Luncheon at 12:00 noon
Pelican’s Nest Golf Club
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Step-off at 11:00 a.m.

Gulf Coast Alumni Club
Friday, March 12, 2010
Luncheon at 12:00 noon
University Park Country Club

Long Island Alumni Club
Monday, March 15, 2010
Luncheon at 12:00 noon
Inn at New Hyde Park

Washington, D.C. Alumni Club
Monday, March 15, 2010
Luncheon at 12:00 noon
Kelly’s Irish Times

New York City Area Alumni
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Breakfast from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Club Quarters Hotel
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Step-off at 12:00 noon

Preregistration for all of the above events is required.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 1 2010 1:45 PM

MObit: Borzaga, Fr. Rinaldo [MCxfac RIP] reported by Moore, Kevin (MC1980)

From: Moore, Kevin (MC1980)
Date: March 1, 2010 11:41:23 AM EST

Dear CIC,

I read with sadness last week of the death of Fr, Reynoldo Borzaga in The Tablet, a publication of the Brooklyn Diocese. Fr. Borzaga was a long time professor of philosophy at Manhattan (especially Christian existentialism) and even longer the chaplain to the Christian Brothers. I saw him recently at my uncle, Br. Luke Salm’s, funeral but the obituary indicates that he died among family in Italy. Although he spent most of his life in the Bronx, he was incarnated in the Brooklyn Diocese. He was a brilliant man, from whom I learned much. The Tablet may still have his obituary and can be accessed at thetablet.org. RIP

Kevin Moore

[JR: I was able to get it from Google's cache.]

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By The Tablet
Published: 02/20/2010

Father Rinaldo Borzaga, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn died Feb.9, in Caraveno, Italy, where he had been living in retirement. He would have been 90 next month.

Born in Caraveno in Italian Tyrol, he studied at the Gregorian University and Padua State University, both in Rome. He was ordained July 13, 1947, for the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco.

He was incardinated into the Diocese of Brooklyn on Jan. 24, 1963.

From 1957-90, he taught philosophy and theology at Manhattan College. He also served as chaplain to the Christian Brothers on the Manhattan College campus.

The funeral and burial took place in Italy.

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Moore, Kevin (MC1980)

Borzaga, Fr. Rinaldo [MCxfac RIP]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 1 2010 4:12 PM

JFound: Powers, John [MC1958] old 2007 story found


The Powers That Be: Coach Honored at Cancer Benefit

Basketball has played a major role in the life of Jack Powers.

First as a student at Manhattan Prep and then at Manhattan College.

Upon graduating from the Christian Brothers of the Schools institution in Riverdale, he returned to his alma mater within a short period of time.

Powers coached the Jaspers for 10 years and then became the athletic director for 10 more.

That was followed by 19 years as executive director of the National Invitation Tournament.

And when the NCAA took over the NIT two years ago, Jack continued running the oldest college tournament in the U.S.

Meanwhile, his enthusiasm and hard work did not go unnoticed as there have been many awards and honors bestowed upon him.

The latest took place at the sixth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Outing at the Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, the Monday prior to Labor Day.

The committee, headed by Tom Pecora, coach at Hofstra University, selected Powers as the honoree of the day-long event.

And of all the honors that he has received, Jack was most touched by the latest.

“That is because of Hope Lodge, this year’s beneficiary,” explained Powers.

“When I was told I was to be honored, I researched Hope Lodge and came away amazed at its accomplishments.”

Located across the street from Madison Square Garden and adjacent to St. John’s Church, which is conducted by the Capuchin Fathers, Hope Lodge takes care of families of a cancer patient who comes to New York for treatment.

The Classic, affiliated with the American Cancer Society, has raised almost $200,000 over the past six years.

This time out $50,000 was collected as Citibank became a sponsor. In addition, a journal was produced, thus the advertising brought in additional funds.

“Our best outing thus far,” said Pecora, who grew up playing CYO basketball in Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Queens Village.

“There were 30 foursomes for golf and 250 overall at the dinner.”

Ed Kelly, the golf professional at Cherry Valley who played at St. John’s University and who also is from Our Lady of Lourdes parish, handled the golf proceedings.

What pleased the committee most is that all five prior honorees, starting with Lou Carnesecca of St. John’s University, were in attendance.

Following Little Looie were Rollie Massimino of Villanova; Bill Raftery of Seton Hall; Nick Macarchuk of Fordham and Jack Curran of Archbishop Molloy H.S.

Getting back to Hope Lodge, Powers continued, “I really wanted to know as much about it so I could tell people what it accomplishes.

“Families bringing a loved one to New York for cancer treatment have enough to worry about without wondering where to stay.

“Hope Lodge steps in and takes care of that concern. And it was Norm Roberts of St. John’s University who made the connection for us through Dee McCabe of the American Cancer Society.”

Powers, who grew up in St. John’s parish in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, was a standout player at Manhattan College.

“One game that is most memorable was our upset over West Virginia, then No. 1 in the country, in the first round of the 1958 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden,” he recalled.

“Jerry West was their key man and he was held to 17 points while I scored 29. That’s a game you can’t forget.”

Also not forgotten was Jack’s coaching victory over Carnesecca and St. John’s in the Holiday Festival, also at the Garden.

“I have had a very good career in athletics,” concluded Powers, “and I would not change a thing.

“And to receive an honor from your own coaches who are dedicated to helping such organizations as Hope Lodge is something I will never forget.”

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Powers, John [MC1958]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 1 2010 4:42 PM

JFound: Murray, Eileen K. [MC1980] UChicago Argonne LLC in IL


Eileen K. Murray

OCCUPATION: investment company executive

BORN: New York City,


BS in Accounting, Manhattan College, New York , 1980


Formerly with Peat Marwick; with Morgan Stanley, 1984-2002; vice president Morgan Stanley Group Inc., 1988-1991, principal, 1991-1994, managing director, 1994, controller and treasurer; chief administrative officer, institutional securities group Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., 1999-2002; head of global tech, operations & product control Credit Suisse First Boston, New York City, 2002-2005; head global operations & tech., member management committee Morgan Stanley, 2005-2007; president, co-CEO, partner Duff Capital Advisors; CEO Investment Risk Management, LLC

Career Related

Board member Am. Women’s Economic Devel. Corp.; board advisors Hewlett Packard Fin. Services; board directors OMGEO, LLC, 2001-


Named one of Top 20 Nonbank Women in Fin., US Banker, 2007, 2008; recipient Merit Achievement award, Women’s Bond Club, 2003, Humanitarian award, Urban Stages, 2005


Member Argonne National Laboratory board governors UChicago Argonne, LLC, 2007-


Office: c/o UChicago Argonne LLC Argonne Dr Woodridge IL 60517

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Murray, Eileen K. [MC1980]


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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 1 2010 8:42 PM

JNews: Rotondo, James [MC1978] Dir Public Works Winsted NY


WEB FIRST: Winsted gets new Director of Public Works
Published: Monday, March 1, 2010

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WINSTED — The town has filled yet another position as it will welcome a new Director of Public Works later this month.

James Rotondo, a 53-year-old Winchester Center resident who has served as Warren’s town engineer since early 2005, will assume his new duties beginning March 15, Town Manager Wayne Dove announced Monday night. The hiring concludes a search that had been ongoing since early December.

Rotondo was chosen from a field of five candidates to replace Patrick Hague. Hague will help oversee Rotondo’s training for a two week period before vacating his position on March 29.

Dove said contract negotiations between the two parties are still ongoing, but Rotondo will be paid around $75,000 to start. The town will save around $8,000 in salary expenses related to the turnover.

“The decision was quite difficult,” said Dove. “We are thrilled to have him come on board.”

Rotondo has lived in Winchester for around 20 years with his wife and children. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering, both from New York’s Manhattan College.

Prior to his work for Warren, he worked in his family’s Avon-based concrete business Rotondo Precast, and worked in various engineering, land use and consulting capacities for different municipalities.

“I’m really pleased that I’ve been chosen,” he said. “I have four kids that have all grown up here in Winsted, and I’m tickled that I’m going to be working for the town.”

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Rotondo, James [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rotondo, James [MC1978]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 12:15 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Mar 4 2010 12:41 AM

MNews: Yes, Kyle, there is an MC!


News Roundup: Three Shot at Liberty City BBQ
By Kyle Munzenrieder in News Roundup
Mon., Mar. 1 2010 @ 9:40AM

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   * So Manhattan College, which is a real school that apparently exists, handed Hurricanes baseball their first loss, and the NYDN has a much too long, triumphant story about it. Whatever. Miami still won the three game series 2-1, including an 18-1 rout on Saturday. [NYDN]

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[JR: LOL, I sent him the "manhattan-college-ology" link. http://jasperjottings-daily.com/about/manhattan-college-ology Feel free to use when needed. Have to protect our alma mater's brand.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 9:23 AM

JNews: Cave, William [MC2002] Yonkers deputy chief


Yonkers police officers promoted
  Will David • March 2, 2010

YONKERS — Detective Capt. William Cave, who joined the police force 41 years ago, was promoted Monday to deputy chief of Investigative Services.

Cave, 59, was joined at the promotion ceremony at the Yonkers Riverfront Library by his father, retired Brig. Gen. William Cave, who served in the Marines and the Army and fought in both World War II and the Korean War.

Cave joined the Police Department on Sept. 22, 1969, with his identical twin brother, Warren Cave, who retired as a sergeant.

Prior to becoming deputy chief, Cave was commander of the Detective Division.

He will now oversee all departmental investigative services.

Throughout his career, Cave, the most senior officer on the force, has worked in virtually every aspect of the department. He graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in sociology and psychology.

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Cave, William [MC????]

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” … Bill as having graduated in 2002 … “

[JR: Thanks, Mike and Thomas. Much appreciated.]

Cave, William [MC2002]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 9:28 AM

MFound: G2REA is Jasper involved?


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Predmore, Carolyn (MCfac): G2REA goes live tomorrow. Renewable energy consultants – I love supporting alumni – Go Jaspers!

[JR: On the hunt for Jasper news.]

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[JR: But I don't see the Jasper connection.]

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G2 Renewable Energy Advisers, LLC – “Solutions for a Sustainable …

- 6:53am

I welcome all visitors to this website to send their inquiries directly to me at {Privacy Invoked}. Thank you, Daniel J. Greene Founder …

[JR: A Jasper?]

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Yes, certainly a Jasper-owned venture.  A proud Jasper-owned venture, to be precise.

With the time and effort donated by Dr. Predmore and our Manhattan College interns we succeeded in launching a first-of-its-kind consulting service positioned to revolutionize an entire industry.  It figures that a team of Jaspers would pull off such an ambitious project, right?

If you or anybody you know is curious about renewable energy please visit our website and feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Thank you,
Dan Greene (class of '01 - Marketing)
Founder & CEO
G2 Renewable Energy Advisers, LLC
Solutions for a Sustainable Future

1744 Second Avenue 5th floor
New York, NY 10128
c. 917.453.4041
o. 347-878-8135
f. 877.453.5797

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[JR: Don't forget to ask for the Jasper Family discount. LOL!]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 9:59 AM

JLinkedin: Lenaghan, Kevin [MC1972] Analyst in Raleigh-Durham


Lenaghan, Kevin [MC1972]
Help Desk Analyst at Research Triangle Institute
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Information Technology and Services

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 10:35 AM

MFound: “Aftermath of Genocide in Cambodia” at MC 3/4 at 7:30 pm


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free Lecture at Manhattan College

Manhattan College’s Holocaust Resource Center will be presenting a free lecture that is open to the public this Thursday, 3/4, at 7:30pm in the Smith Auditorium. The topic of the lecture is “The Aftermath of Genocide in Cambodia: the UN and the Failures of National Reconciliation.”

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 11:37 AM

JFound: Rossi, Todd A. (MC1977)


Todd A. Rossi
Kean Miller Hawthorne D’Armond McCowan & Jarman, L.L.P.
18th Floor, One American Place
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70825

(East Baton Rouge Parish)

Practice Areas Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Litigation; Federal Taxation; Insurance Coverage Litigation

University Manhattan College, B.S., summa cum laude, 1977

Law School Louisiana State University, J.D., 1981; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1989

Admitted 1981, Louisiana; 1982, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1984, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; 1987, Washington; 1990, U.S. Tax Court; 1992, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Memberships Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, Washington State and American Bar Associations.

Born Bay Shore, New York

Biography Order of the Coif. Member, Moot Court Board. Adjunct Faculty, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1996—. Law Clerk to the Hon. Fred A. Blanche, Jr., Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1981-1982. Author: “Limited Liability Company Members’ Immunity from Claims: Advantages Over Corporate Shareholders,” 46 La. Bar J. 122; “Powers of Attorney—Durable Enough to Survive Interdiction?” 44 La. Bar J. 517; “Business Advice: The Privilege Stops Here,” 42 La.Bar J. 263; “Professional Advisors: Are They Subject to Fiduciary Liability Under ERISA?” 41 La.Bar J. 28; “Taxation of Amounts Received for Personal Injury,” 38 La.Bar J. 409.

ISLN 901987677


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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 2:40 PM

JEmail: Walsh, Joe (MC1958) alerts on more ATT email changes

From: Walsh, Joe (MC1958)
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 3:16 PM
Subject: Email Address Change

As of March 31 my email address will be {Privacy Invoked}. ATT is dropping its DSL service so I had to migrate. Cheers.

[JR: Don't let any ISP control your email. Nor Google with gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or any other "free" provider.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 5:06 PM

JEmail: Greene, Dan (MC2001) G2 Renewable Energy Advisers, LLC


Yes, certainly a Jasper-owned venture. A proud Jasper-owned venture, to be precise.

With the time and effort donated by Dr. Predmore and our Manhattan College interns we succeeded in launching a first-of-its-kind consulting service positioned to revolutionize an entire industry. It figures that a team of Jaspers would pull off such an ambitious project, right?

If you or anybody you know is curious about renewable energy please visit our website and feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Thank you,
Dan Greene (class of ‘01 – Marketing)
Founder & CEO
G2 Renewable Energy Advisers, LLC
Solutions for a Sustainable Future

1744 Second Avenue 5th floor
New York, NY 10128
c. 917.453.4041
o. 347-878-8135
f. 877.453.5797

[JR: Mozel Tov! Hopefully you're on the crest of a wave. Any need for a fat old injineer? ROFL, no I didn't so.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 6:55 PM

JFound: Benincasa, Daniel [MC1967] clinical dir Applied Human Services, Hartsdale


Daniel Benincasa

OCCUPATION: psychologist

BORN: Bronx, New York , February 27, 1946

BBA, Manhattan College, 1967
MS, University Bridgeport, 1974
PsyD, Pace University, 1986

Certification Lic. psychologist, New York ; cert. school psychologist, New York

Career Psychologist clin.-neuropsychology Westchester CIty Medical Center, Vallahalla, New York , 1984-86; psychologist White Plains (New York ) Schools, 1974-; private practice clin.-neuropsychology Hartsdale and Harrison, New York , 1986-; training consultant J.R.W. Alcohol Study Institute, Yonkers, 1989-; clinical director Applied Human Services, Hartsdale, 1989-

Career Related Consultant psychologist Board Cooperative Educational Services, Hastings, New York , 1986-, Western Queens Devel. School, Long Island City, New York , 1989-.

Membership Member American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, New York Society Clinical Psychologists, Westchester County Psychological Association

Hobbies and Avocations Running, golf

Family Son of Matthew Charles and Libera (Callara) B.; Married Eileen Perlman-Benincasa, July 27, 1982.

Address Office: Ramapo Cir Harrison New York 10528

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 8:46 PM

MFound: Cohalan, Neil [MC1928 xcoach RIP], the MC connection


Hank Rosenstein, Player in First N.B.A. Game, Dies at 89

Posted on 02 March 2010.

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Hank Rosenstein, who played in what is considered the National Basketball Association’s first game, in 1946, as an original member of the New York Knicks, died on Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla., where he lived. He was 89.

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In an era when professional and amateur teams reflected the ethnic immigrant populations of their respective cities, Rosenstein suited up for the game with seven other Jewish teammates. They were Oscar Schectman, Leo Gottlieb, Stan Stutz, Jake Weber and Ralph Kaplowitz (who made up the original starting five) as well as Sidney Hertzberg and Nat Militzok. The coach was Neil Cohalan, formerly of Manhattan College. Of those, only Schectman survives.

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Dear John,

   Neil Cohalan is a member of the Class of 1928 and was one of the first to be inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 2 2010 11:06 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Mar 4 2010 12:41 AM

JHQ: 2010 MAAC Tournament Friday 3/5


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Hey there Manhattan fans, come support your women’s and men’s teams in the 2010 MAAC Tournament

Lady Jaspers vs. Niagara in the quarterfinals this Fri. at 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola in the opening round Fri. at 7:30 p.m.

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[JR: It's in Albany. A little late for a reminder? They insist on using jpegs which don't copy well into text and take a lot of space which I don't have in a free the free, and unequaled, wordpressdotcom account. And, they never, or rarely, include a URL to a site where you can see what they've emailed. Great marketing guys! Argh! Here it is FWIW.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 8:45 AM

JLinkedin: Diaz-Canales, Jessica [MC2003] Sr. Recruiter at PeopleFinders


Diaz-Canales, Jessica [MC2003]
Senior Recruiter at PeopleFinders Plus
Greater New York City Area
Human Resources

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[JR: As a "senior", I'd like to be "recruited"! Glad to see there's no age discrimination today!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 11:08 AM

JFound: Simonetti, Randal [MC1973] ‘Lawyers Who Needs Them’


TalkZone Internet Talk Radio Adds ‘Lawyers Who Needs Them’

TalkZone Internet Radio has added the award winning “Lawyers Who Needs Them” program featuring hosts Randal Simonetti and James Hartman Esq. The program originated on National Public Radio in Rochester in the early 1990s and moved to Rochester’s CBS affiliate WHAM. During that period Simonetti and Hartman received the coveted New York State BAR Association Media Award for broadcast excellence. In 2008, the program became the second most popular show on the San Diego-based Internet network World Talk Radio with a global audience reaching all the way to Australia.

Simonetti and Hartman provide an informative, entertaining and often irreverent look at the law and those who practice it. The hosts explore the application and implication of the law in everyday life. Their discussions cover a wide range of related topics such as education, business, government, medicine, sports and entertainment. No one is safe from the law or Jim and Randal. Their humorous and out spoken approach to topics keeps listeners laughing and interested. They bring legal concepts down to earth. However, they are relentless and direct when it comes to those who abuse the law or manipulate it for personal gain. The hosts bring over 60 years of combined legal, business, and academic experience to the subject and most importantly enjoy helping listeners who call with questions or seek guidance.

The program’s rapid fire pace is complimented with visits from famous legal figures like English barristers Sir James Featherweight and Sir Randal Dishwater along with guests ranging from business, government and judicial leaders to some of Hollywood’s most famous actors and actresses. Each week, legal bunglers are eligible to receive the coveted Simon-Hart Award given to people who abuse the legal system or use the law to take advantage of others.

“We never know who is going to be on the other end of a call,” says Randal Simonetti. “Our objective is simple; we are there to take the fear and mystery out of our complex system of jurisprudence.”

“Make no mistake about it,” explains Jim Hartman, “We challenge those who abuse the system while we advocate for common sense.”

Randal Simonetti is the President and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society serving over 12,000 clients and their families across 50 counties in Upstate New York. He is also the founder and CEO of Ignition Consulting, Ltd., a full service management, marketing and public relations consulting firm. He has held executive management positions at AT&T, Citicorp, and Frontier Corporation. He holds a BA Degree in English from Manhattan College, a master’s degree in Communications from Manhattanville College and a second master’s degree in Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. He has attended the executive studies program at the Wharton School of Business and the Harvard-MIT School of Dispute Resolution. He has published over a dozen articles on leadership, reputation management, global marketing, mergers and acquisitions and consultative selling.

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Both Jim and Randal were professional musicians. Jim toured the country as a member of the United State Army Band playing clarinet and saxophone. Randal founded the successful New York metropolitan area band, “Circus” playing the string bass and bass guitar.

To listen to Lawyers Who Needs Them starting on Monday, September 8, 2008, at 3:00PM CST, visit The TalkZone Website at www.talkzone.com.

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Dear John,

   I believe that Randal is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Simonetti, Randal [MC1973]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 2:59 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Mar 4 2010 11:05 PM

JFound: Drobenko, Walter (MC1983) in Astoria Queens


Walter Drobenko
Drobenko & Associates, PC
25-84 Steinway Street
Astoria, New York 11103

(Queens Co.)

Practice Areas Commercial Law; Business Law; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate; Real Estate; Personal Injury; State Litigation; Federal Litigation

University Manhattan College, B.A., 1983
Law School Washington & Lee University, J.D., 1988
Admitted 1990, New York
Memberships Queens County Bar Association.
Languages Ukrainian
Born 1961

ISLN 900521759

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 3:06 PM

JEmail: Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942) corrects Mirabito, Bart (MC1942)


Mike McEneney was in error when, in the Jottings of Week 08, he stated that Bart Mirabito was a member of the class of 1952.

Bart was a member of the class of 1942.

Warren Schlickenrieder
Class of 1942

[JR: Thanks. You can't get good help these days. Seems they all have fuzzy vision. :-) LOL. Guess those 4's and 5's look a like. Always glad to hear from the Senior Member of the Jottings Community.]

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Dear John,

   Warren is right! Sorry about that! Must get new glasses!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: No extra in your pay envelope next week. :-) I know, you were just checking to see who was reading.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 4:53 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Mar 4 2010 11:05 PM

JFound: McCarrick, Edward R. [MC1971] EVP ICON Intl in CT


Edward R. McCarrick

OCCUPATION: publishing executive

Grad., Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York , 1971

Sales rep. TIME Magazine, Boston, Minneapolis, 1973-1977, senior sales rep., 1977-1980, automotive category supervisor, 1980, division sales manager Boston, 1981-1985, advertising sales director New York City, 1985-1986, associate pub., international advertising sales director, 1986-1991; sales director Life Magazine, New York City, 1988-1991, pub., 1993-1999; pub. US TIME Magazine, 1999-2003, worldwide pub., 2003-2008, president New York City, 2005-2008; executive vice president account management and media partnerships ICON International, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, 2009-

Vol. Catholic Charities; board directors Concern Worldwide, First Tee of Connecticut, YMCA/YWCA

Hobbies and Avocations
Golf, squash, tennis

Married; 2 children.

Office: ICON International Inc 4 Stamford Plz 15th Fl 107 Elm St Stamford CT 06902

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 8:53 PM

MFound: An MC connection to another good work


Urban Ellis: Battling to give kids the chances he never had
A Press profile
By Maria Clark

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Two years ago, Urban Ellis trekked up the steep hill from Broadway to Manhattan College on a mission: to start up a college prep program for kids in Marble Hill.

Despite his age — he was 76 at the time — and a bad hip, Mr. Ellis was determined to enlist help from the college for his program.

“The dean walked him upstairs to my office that day. His ambition for the betterment of the kids in the Bronx really has energized me,” said Corine Fitzpatrick, who helped Mr. Ellis successfully apply for a $400,000 Optimal College Readiness grant.

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[JR: Good catch by that unknown Dean.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 10:25 PM

JNews: Gorey, Steven [MC1983] COO GoldenTree InSite Partners


March 03, 2010 11:02 AM Eastern Time

GoldenTree InSite Partners Hires Steven Gorey as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoldenTree InSite Partners, a global real estate investment firm, today announced that Steven Gorey has joined the company in the capacity of Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gorey is based in GoldenTree InSite Partners’ New York City headquarters and reports to Tom Shapiro, President.

“GoldenTree InSite Partners has a greatly respected brand because of its deep talent pool and their approach to real estate investing”

“Having a financial professional of Steve’s caliber join us to help manage our growing business is a distinct advantage for us and our clients,” noted Tom Shapiro. “Our deep bench of professionals will be complimented by Steve’s input, and we’re looking forward to the many contributions we know he’ll make to the firm.”

Prior to joining GoldenTree InSite Partners, Mr. Gorey had a 15 year career with Lehman Brothers, most recently serving as Senior Vice President in the firm’s Principal Transaction Group, where his responsibilities included underwriting and asset management, transaction due diligence, structuring, and execution of real estate debt and equity investments with a focus on development properties. In other senior-level roles during his career at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Gorey oversaw asset management and financial reporting of the firm’s corporate investments in real estate, which included direct investments in both development and operating properties.

Previously, Mr. Gorey worked for Citigroup as Vice President in the firm’s Consumer Assets Division, and Vice President and CFO of The Student Loan Corporation, a NYSE listed company 80% owned by Citigroup. In these roles, he was responsible for financial reporting, portfolio funding, strategic planning, acquisition and disposition of both business lines, and portfolios consisting of residential mortgages and student loans.

“GoldenTree InSite Partners has a greatly respected brand because of its deep talent pool and their approach to real estate investing,” said Mr. Gorey. “I’m delighted to be part of this team, and look forward to helping my colleagues continue to establish the firm as a real estate investment leader.”

Mr. Gorey received a BS in Business Administration from Manhattan College, and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About GoldenTree Insite Partners

GoldenTree InSite Partners is a global real estate investment firm headquartered in New York with an office in São Paulo. The firm was formed in February 2005 in partnership with GoldenTree Asset Management. GoldenTree InSite has 36 employees and manages over $1.1 billion of committed equity. The firm pursues value-added real estate opportunities through direct equity investment and non-traditional lending activities. To date, the firm has committed capital to residential, retail, industrial, office, hotel, and mixed-use projects in the U.S. and Brazil. The firm’s principals have over 80 years of investment, management, and operations experience, which spans all major property types and geographies. By combining hands-on real estate expertise with a disciplined investment approach, GoldenTree InSite creates value for its investors and partners. For further information please visit our website at www.goldentreeinsite.com.

About GoldenTree Asset Management

GoldenTree Asset Management, an investment advisor with offices in New York, London, Luxembourg, and Seoul, invests in bank debt, high yield bonds, distressed debt, real estate and equities. GoldenTree manages approximately $11 billion as of February 1, 2010, and the firm has more than 200 employees. For further information regarding GoldenTree, please visit their Web site at http://www.goldentree.com.

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Dear John,

   I believe that Steve is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gorey, Steven [MC1983]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 10:31 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Mar 4 2010 11:05 PM

JNews: Brouwer, Kenneth [MC2009] runs in a do-over?


Three vie for one term on Park Ridge Council

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last updated: Thursday March 4, 2010, 1:24 AM


Pascack Valley Community Life


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Democrat Kenneth Brouwer, Republican Steven Hopper and Independent Ann Kilmartin are seeking election to the three-year term on the Park Ridge Borough Council vacated when Superior Court Judge Robert Wilson was unable to decisively determine whether Brouwer or Hopper had won the November 2009 election for the term. The certified results showed that Brouwer won by 8 votes.

Hopper petitioned for and was granted a recount that did not change the certified results. He then filed suit in Superior Court alleging “voter irregularities,” contending that several people who voted in the election were ineligible because they did not live in borough. On Jan. 20, after hearing days of testimony from the voters in question and verifying some of their votes, disallowing others, and leaving several “open,” Wilson ordered a Special Election and the vacation of the term to which Brouwer had been sworn on Jan. 1.

Polls will be open on March 9 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Following is information provided by each of the candidates.

Age: 39

Borough resident: 13 years

Occupation: Vice president of electrical contracting company, New York City

Education: Joint Apprenticeship Program IBEW Local 164 – Manhattan College bachelor of science degree in organizational leadership and management.

Elected Office: One-year council term – served 2008; elected to council, November 2009 – served Jan. 1 to 20, 2010.

Family: Wife Eileen, sons Kirk, Luke, Caiden and Kenny

Community Activities: Park Ridge Board of Utilities 2003-2007; Park Ridge Planning Board 2009 – present; Park Ridge Athletic Association, coached various sports; Habitat for Humanity; Rebuilding America.

Reason for seeking office: (Excerpted from November 2009 campaign)

Brouwer said he wants to serve the community and work to maintain the character of the town. “Park Ridge is a great place to live and raise a family, but there are many pressures we all have to deal with to afford to live here. I want to use my business and leadership experience to bring clarity of thought to the Park Ridge Council. I thoroughly enjoy community service and giving back to the town I love.”

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 4 2010 6:30 AM

JLinkedin: McFarland, Bill [MC1992] Critical Facilities Eng Mgr at CBRE


McFarland, Bill [MC1992]
Critical Facilities Engineering Manager at CBRE
Scranton, Pennsylvania Area
Facilities Services

Bill McFarland, PE, LEED AP is re-starting his career in facilities management with CBRE. Thanks to all my friends at Borton-Lawson for a wonderful experience. 15 days ago


~10 years of facility management, including a Fortune 10 company (Philip Morris) world headquarters and a DJIA (Kraft Foods), with a focus on data center engineering, management and operations.

~10 years in the electric utility industry including engineering, customer management.

~2 years of professional engineering design and consulting services, including critical facilities for banking, military, health care and educational institutions.

Goal: Take what I have learned and apply it across various industries resulting in cost savings, improved operations and a safer work environment. Provide a focus beyond engineering by linking customers with tax credits and/or loan mechanisms for energy reduction initiatives and providing insight into facility operations for system redundancy and reliability.


Electrical design of data centers and other areas requiring highly reliable and secure infrastructure such as, medical facilities, nursing homes, military installations, municipal installations, and banks/credit unions. Perform reliability studies, energy audits, security audits, power quality reviews and remediation, electrical protection/coordination studies and arc flash studies.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 4 2010 11:18 AM

JHQ: All alumni, family and friends are invited …

All alumni, family and friends are invited…
Hoops Squads Enter MAAC Tournament

The Manhattan College men’s and women’s basketball teams begin their quest for a MAAC title in Albany, N.Y., on Friday, March 5, when the ninth-seeded Jaspers battle No. 8 Loyola in a 7:30 p.m. first round match-up. The Lady Jaspers, seeded fourth, will take on No. 5 Niagara in a 3:30 p.m. quarterfinal on Friday, March 5. For more MAAC Tournament news, including ticket information, click Here. For more Manhattan sports news, visit gojaspers.com.

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

All alumni, family and friends are invited to march with Manhattan College and the oldest Catholic alumni society on St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17. This year’s parade honors grand marshal Raymond Kelly ’63. Please assemble by 11:30 a.m. at West 45th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Marchers are required to purchase a sash, available at the line of march, for $5 from the Gaelic Society. Join us for a special breakfast reception at Club Quarters Hotel (40 West 45th Street) from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $20 per person or $10 for students. Preregistration is required for this breakfast. For registration and more information on the NYC parade, as well as marching in the White Plains, N.Y. parade on Saturday, March 14, please click Here.

Pipes & Drums To March in the Naples, Fla. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Manhattan College Pipes & Drums, an award-winning college pipe band, will march in the 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Naples, Fla., on Saturday, March 13. The event was made possible due in large part to the support and efforts of Jim Connors ‘57, who was instrumental in planning the parade festivities and also helped to organize lodging and financial support for the group. Other events include a luncheon on Sunday, March 7 and a reception on Friday evening, March 12. For more information on our Southwest Florida Alumni Club, click Here.

Regional Alumni Receptions

The alumni office welcomes you to attend one or more of the following regional receptions. For more information and online registration, click on the respective links.

Washington, D.C.

Long Island, N.Y.

Southwest Florida Alumni Club, Naples, Fla.

Gulf Coast Alumni Club, Sarasota, Fla.

Staten Island Alumni Communion Breakfast

The Manhattan College Alumni Society will host a Communion breakfast on Sunday, March 21 at Blessed Sacrament Church on Staten Island, N.Y. The Mass will be celebrated by Monsignor Peter Finn ‘60, and a breakfast will follow at the Kings Arm Diner (500 Forest Ave.) for $15 per person. For more information and to register, click Here

New York City Alumni Club Reception

Ann Marie Flynn ‘81, Ph.D., chair of the chemical engineering department, will join alumni at the spring networking reception of the New York City Club on Thursday, March 25 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event will take place at Mutual of America (320 Park Ave.) and is hosted by Tom Moran ‘74, chairman and CEO. The reception is $40 per person and includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For more information and online registration (required) click Here.

Reunion Weekend 2010

Volunteer to be your class agent: click Here

Reunion Weekend 2010 will be held June 4-6. Manhattan College welcomes home our alumni who return to campus to celebrate the 141st Alumni Reunion Weekend. Classes ending in either a 5 or 0 will have special receptions. Class representatives are needed! For more information on how you can be a part of your class’s organizing committee, please call Ellen Kiernan, director of alumni relations, at (718) 862-7977 or e-mail alumni@manhattan.edu. Other details as well as photos from Reunion Weekend 2009 are available Here.

Winter Ski & Snowboard Weekend

Manhattan College alumni and friends are invited to enjoy a fun winter weekend at Sunday River, M.E. from March 26-28, 2010. Enjoy all the attractions of this beautiful northeastern resort, with great skiing and snowboarding trails and base lodges with excellent food and entertainment. The trip includes bus transportation, select meals and several rooming options starting from $299 per person. For more information, click Here or download the registration form Here.

Jasper Open Golf Tournament

Please join us for our 22nd annual Jasper Open, which will be held on Monday, May 3, 2010 at Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, N.Y. Join us for golf, brunch, cocktails and a wonderful reception. Proceeds directly help in supporting student-athletes at the College. Please consider sponsoring a part of this great event. Opportunities exist for individuals and businesses. For more information and downloadable brochures, click Here. For other questions, call (718) 862-7454 or e-mail thomas.mccarthy@manhattan.edu.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations

Did you know that anyone can nominate a Manhattan athlete for our Athletic Hall of Fame? Each year, we seek to induct a broad representation of qualified candidates. We recommend detailed attention when collecting and presenting biographical information to achieve the desired results in this competitive process. Nominations are due by Friday, June 4, 2010. For more information or if you’d like to submit a nomination, please contact the alumni relations office at (718) 862-7454 or e-mail alumni@manhattan.edu. The 2010 induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6.

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JFound: Heath, Jeffrey A. [MC1975] executive recruiter


Jeffrey A. Heath

OCCUPATION: executive recruiter

BORN: Kent, Washington, September 30, 1950

BS in Psychology, Manhattan College, 1975
MBA in Finance, Pace University, 1978

Career With Lafayette Radio Corp., Syosset, New York , 1972-77; sales manager U.S. JVC Corp., Elmwood Park, New Jersey, 1977-79, national corp. administrator, 1979-81; president Management Recruiters International, New York City, 1981-98; CEO The Landstone Group, 1998-

Civic Board directors New Castle Conservation Board, Chappaqua, New York , 1984-90.

Membership Member Psi Chi.

Political Affiliation Republican

Family Son of Harold Herbert and Charlotte (Mitchell) H.; Married Karen Sue Bradley, September 12, 1982.

Address 295 Madison Ave Fl 36 New York New York 10017-6304

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 4 2010 9:03 PM

PrayersRequested: Young Daughter of Jasper completes treatment

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After more than two years, {Privacy Invoked} is FINALLY finished with chemotherapy treatments!! We pray that she is finished with them forever!! HOORAY!!

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[JR: Nice to have a happy ending. I pray, as should you, that this is the end of this trouble.]

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JNews: Goldstein, Harriet Sobie [MC????] in joint exhbit


Artists have joint exhbit at West Side Presbyterian Church
Friday, March 5, 2010
The Ridgewood News

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Ridgewood artist Laura Marcusa called the show at West Side Presbyterian “Interesting choice – to see how work came together with each artist having her own style.” Five artists from the Ridgewood/Glen Rock neighborhood group of SALUTE to Women in the Arts have joined together for this exhibit: Anne Connors Winner of Ridgewood; Laura Marcusa, Ridgewood; Carole Goldstein, Wyckoff; Harriet Sobie Goldstein, Teaneck; and Marsha Heller, Leonia.

SALUTE was formed in 1974 because there was a need for an organization representing women in the arts in northern New Jersey where they lived. SALUTE members represented the performing arts, visual and literary arts. Now, most members are visual artists, and men are also encouraged to join.

The neighborhood group of approximately 15 artists meet monthly giving members an opportunity to discuss new techniques, new shows and critique each others work. “The group provides encouragement for beginning artists – it’s important to show your work – it takes courage.” Marcusa said. She called SALUTE a place for an artist to explain his or her art to a group. They also visit museums, shows and paint plein air. SALUTE sponsors art exhibits on a variety of themes, invites the public and does not jury for membership.

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Harriet Sobie Goldstein is displaying seven monotypes, hand-pulled artist prints on printing paper that she embellished with crayon, pencil and watercolor paints. They reflect a romantic view of nature: “A New Day,” “Fall River,” “Sun Sensation,” “Talking Trees,” “Sun Ahead,” “Moon Lit,” and “Sky.” Goldstein said, “Atmosphere is important to me, weather, clouds, sunsets, skies are all based on nature. “Manhattan Bridge” and “Night Bridge, GW” are both oil on canvas and part of a series. “I went around the city on the Circle Line taking photos of bridges and the water that encircles Manhattan.” Her work is on display at the Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea.

Goldstein has a BA in art from Hunter College, and an MA from Manhattan College and an Art Teaching Certification from William Paterson University, and completed advanced studies in painting and printmaking at the Art Students League and Montclair University. “I am interested in creating landscapes that are not ordinary. I have continued my interest in landscape ideas to printmaking.” Her monoprints are one-of-a-kind handmade prints.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 5:35 AM

JNews: Brennan, Sean [MC1997] mourns his Dad


Basket Case
by Sean Brennan
March 4, 2010 11:40 PM

Memories of a great man, my father »

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Two of the earliest memories I have sharing a day with my dad go back over 40 years ago, when we were sitting in a stifling Yankee Stadium – the original one, mind you – as the Yanks played a doubleheader against the White Sox on Bat Day. Both my dad and my older brother, Michael, swear it was in 1968, though none of us can remember who won either game. But if you remember the 1968 Yankees, the odds of the White Sox winning both games would have been a safe bet. We do, however, remember my dad buying us so much ice cream that we almost became lactose intolerant that day.

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Brennan, Sean [MC1997]

[JR: A touching remembrance. Worth a read. I agree: a great man, in the model of Saint Joseph, the good father. Requiescat In Pacem.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 6:00 AM

JFacebook: Gaffney, Michael E. (MC1997) Rome in mid-June

Gaffney, Michael E. (MC1997): “Flight booked from Sydney to Rome 17th June…looking forward to re-visiting the old city…”

[JR: Give a wave to the Big Jasper, The Pope.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 9:09 AM

JLinkedin: Jamin, Tom [MC1982] Dir – Corp Reliability at Medco Health


Jamin, Tom [MC1982]
Director-Corporate Reliability at Medco Health Solutions
Greater New York City Area

Work: Franklin Lakes, NJ
Home: Hillsborough, NJ

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 11:26 AM

MFound: Support Programs for Hispanic Students


A Shoulder to Lean on: Support Programs for Hispanic Students

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There are many colleges and universities with support programs that help assist students who lack preparation and financial resources to pursue a college degree. New York State established one such program in 1970; HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program) enabled me to attend a private college and successfully graduate. The program focuses on NYS residents and students who have already started the process of applying for colleges.

Emerging from an economically disadvantaged background myself, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to attend college until I heard about this program by chance 15 years ago. Back in 1992, I knew nothing about HEOP or what it offered. While many high-school students knew already which colleges they would go to, I was struggling with the fact that I might not have enough financial backing to attend any college. Neither my parents nor I were aware of the available help. I was lucky enough to hear about the program through a friend, and four years later I became the first in my family to earn a college degree.

Acceptance into the HEOP program is based on certain residency, school and financial requirements. The program offered by Manhattan College, where I attended in Riverdale, NY, provides testing, counseling, tutoring, academic advisement and financial assistance to prospective and accepted students throughout the four to five years they are in school.

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[JR: Testimony by an unknown Jasper alum to the MC's mission to be the education gateway for the "first college graduate in a family". Now, I just wish it had been signed.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 3:43 PM

JFound: Jeffrey, Robert “Bob” [MC1975] @ JWT in NYC


Robert (Bob) Jeffrey

OCCUPATION: advertising executive

BA in English, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York , 1975

Career Co-founder Goldsmith/Jeffrey, 1987; executive vice president, managing director Lowe & Partners (formerly Goldsmith/Jeffrey), 1996-1998; president J. Walter Thompson New York , 1998-2001, J. Walter Thompson North America, 2001-2004; CEO JWT USA, Inc. (formerly J. Walter Thompson), 2004-, worldwide chairman, 2005-

Address Office: JWT USA Inc 466 Lexington Ave New York New York 10017

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Jeffrey, Robert “Bob” [MC1975]


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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 9:09 PM

JLinkedin: Lee, Timothy [MC1998] Dir of Admissions Hilbert College


Lee, Timothy [MC1998]
Director of Admissions at Hilbert College
Buffalo/Niagara, New York Area
Higher Education

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 10:38 PM

JObit: Bundziak, Alexander B. [MC1981 RIP]


Alexander B. Bundziak

Alexander B. Bundziak of Ardsley, N.Y. died on Monday, March 1, 2010 at age 51. Born on January 28, 1959 to Iwan and Zena Bundziak in New Jersey where he was raised and came to Yonkers in 1963 and graduated from St. Michael’s Grade School, Sacred Heart High School and received his degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College. He worked as a technician in the audio-visual field for over 20 years.

Alex was parishioner of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church where he did volunteer work and also was member of SUMA. He also was a bass player in the Ukrainian Band called Iskra.

On August 6, 1983, he married Irene Nowakowsi in St. Michael’s Church, she survives living in Ardsley He is also survived by his 3 children Andrew, Larissa and Christina, his brother Isydore of Tampa, Florida and his Mother Zena Bundziak. He is also survived by his father-in-law Mikola Nowakowski and 2 cousins.

Visiting hours will be at the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Thursday, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parastas Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church on Friday, March 5th at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Spirit Cemetery , Campbell Hall, New York.

Donations may be made to the Building Fund at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church.

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Bundziak, Alexander B. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Alexander-Bundziak&lc=1347&mid=4160113

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Dear John,

   In believe that Alexander is a member of the Class of 1981.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bundziak, Alexander B. [MC1981 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 5 2010 11:06 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Mar 6 2010 9:44 AM

JLinkedin: Tejada, Fernando [MC????] Sys Admin EMI Music North America


Tejada, Fernando [MC????]
System Admin, PMP
Greater New York City Area
Computer Networking

Fernando Tejada’s Summary

* A Network Manager and System Administrator experienced in all aspects of system management, maintenance, monitoring and support as well as leading projects such as technical audits, software migrations and hardware upgrades. Adept in working with clients, senior management and shareholders to ensure projects are delivered with minimum disruption. Principle strengths are technical knowledge, communication, attention to detail and the ability to successfully complete projects within time constraints; also proficient in Spanish.

Fernando Tejada’s Specialties:


Fernando Tejada’s Experience

* System Administrator EMI Music North America

** A System Administrator for the GADEX (Global, Active Directory and Exchange) team responsible for daily maintenance and management of the Windows 2003 Active Directory environment, Exchange Servers and Domain Controllers. Local responsibilities include monitoring of all server, cluster servers, and VM Ware systems; create DHCP zones, DNS records, manage user accounts, run backups, approve security patches, and support of regional offices. Member of the core disaster recovery team.

** Project manager of the technical audit for the Japan and Australian offices. Worked closely with the local technology department so as to update the hardware and software inventory for the GADEX team. Also supervised the software upgrades to SCOM and Trend during the visit.

** Lead team for the BackupExec centralization and migration of company data resulting in standardized backup policies and upgraded hardware. Project required detailed project definition, budgeting, project planning, and timely deliverables.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 6 2010 11:34 AM

Comment on JFound: Morris, Bill [MC1980] @ Cal State Fullerton 4/13 

By Bill Morris

That is correct…Class of 1980…!!!! MBA

Good work…!!

Bill Morris

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 3 2010 4:20 PM

Comment on JEmail: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) defends Jerry’s cartoons

By Ray Lodato

Hi Lou,

Thanks for a truly humorous (and impressively uninformed) attack. You really made my day.

I’m a 1984 graduate of Manhattan. At no time have I ever attended a Jesuit institution. Nor do I have any link to Saul Alinsky, his philosophies or values.

If you actually read my post (you go from left to right, for your information), you’d see that my concern was the use of Jasper Jottings for partisan purposes. If there was any indications of even-handedness, I would not have bothered to respond. But all the cartoons are from one side, offering up cheap shots with no regard for the facts.

It’s amusing, to some degree, that you characterize my comments as “un-American.” Last I checked, Cheney and Bush didn’t get around to repeal the First Amendment. I have no power to stifle anyone’s opinions. I was merely suggesting that we think about the purposes of the site and try to be inclusive of the opinions of all Jaspers. Your attempt to stifle my ability to offer a dissenting opinion are a classic form of political correctness and a heavy-handedness that has no place in a democratic (small-d) society.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 4 2010 3:15 PM

ENDNOTE: Put the marketplace in charge to reduce medical costs


Health Care Cost Control – It’s Hard But Can Be Done

Feb 27, 2010

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I want to have the liberty to make those choices. Everyone having the liberty to make those choices will bend the cost curve down. The medical community, which is a business, will have the incentive to find a way to drive down the cost of a $3,000 procedure to say $300. If they did so, I just might show up every 5 – 10 years at that price. That’s how markets work. If your flat screen TV set, or your medical procedure is too expense the demand drops. If you find a way to keep lowering (get that? lowering) the cost the demand will rise. But if you don’t pay the bill, if you don’t see the bill, you don’t care about the bill. If you don’t care about the bill and no one else does, then the government gets involved and the problem doesn’t get solved. Your liberty gets taken away along with your money and the government tells all their stupid citizens what to do, because, after all, government knows best. Right?

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Bill O’Connell has held a variety of positions in his career. He began as a civil engineer in the nuclear power industry in the late 1970s. He has subsequently held management positions in telecommunications, financial services, and manufacturing. He has long been an observer of government and politics and decided to add his voice to the discussion, particularly at these critical times.

He is married and the father of four. He was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island where he currently resides.

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[JR: Seems so obvious. That distortion, in the marketplace as a result of the WW2 wage and price controls, keeps us poor. Make "health insurance" more like "life insurance" or even "car insurance". Why not like "pet insurance"? Get the gooferment out of medicine -- including Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, and the Indian Health Service -- will make us all better off.]

O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"