JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13 - 2010 March 28

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



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POSITRACTION: Roger Ebert gets His Voice


Amazingly, DVD Commentary Helped Give Roger Ebert His Voice Back
by MG Siegler on Mar 2, 2010

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Film critic Roger Ebert has been unable to speak with his own voice since 2006, when he underwent surgery related to his battle with thyroid cancer. Since then, he’s been using a computerized voice (notably, “Alex,” a voice built-in to Mac OS X), to communicate all this time. But today on Oprah, he’s debuting a new computerized voice: his own.

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[JR: Technology keeps giving us solutions. Hard to imagine how this makes him feel. But, it’s another example of the Creator’s goodness.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 21 2010 12:37 PM

JBlogger: Jasper Katekosior (MC????) wins a basket


Friday, March 19, 2010
The Streak Continues!

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While I was waiting for Wendy, I was looking at the baskets and I spied a honey of a basket and thought, “If I win but one basket tonight, please God, let it be that one.” It was big enough to be a picnic basket, zipped shut around the top, leather handles, a real beaut!

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Then about 6 rounds later, I saw my basket, the one I had coveted in the hallway and I said to Wendy, “This is the one I want.” Playing got going hot and heavy, I was playing with the concentration and determination of a heart surgeon. And then it happened. The caller called my last number, and I yelled, “Bingo!” as 2 other people called it at the same time. DAMN IT!

So back to sudden death overtime again.

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Jasper Katekosior (MC????)

[JR: I always thought Wayne Dyer was on to something with his formulation: "When you believe it, you'll see it". Manifest your destiny. Or a basket, if that's what you want.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 21 2010 1:37 PM

JOBIT: McNeil, Kate Anne “Katie” [MC2010 RIP]


Kate Anne “Katie” McNeil

McNEIL – Kate Anne “Katie”, of Baldwin, suddenly, on March 18, 2010. Cherished daughter of Thomas and Anne. Loving sister of Thomas and Bryan. Adored granddaughter of Anne Favicchio and Barbara Murphy. A student at Manhattan College, Kate was a 2007 graduate of Kellenberg Memorial H.S. and a 2003 graduate of St. Christopher’s School, Baldwin. Katie was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9PM at Cecere Family Funeral Home, 2283 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510. Funeral Mass Monday 9:45AM at St. Christopher’s RC Church, Baldwin. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Please visit www.cecerefamilyfunerals.com

Published in Newsday on March 20, 2010


McNeil, Kate Anne “Katie” [MC2010 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ygnq9wx

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 21 2010 2:37 PM

JEMAIL:McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports the U.S. Bishops came out against

Dear John,

   Last Sunday, March 14th, I read an announcement at Mass that stated that the American Bishops did NOT support the current Health Bill, despite press reports to the contrary.

   I read a news article this week that reported that a collation of Nuns defied the Bishops and announced their support of the Current Bill.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


[JR: Also, late last night on Drudge]


U.S. Bishops’ final plea to Congressmen: Do not pass pro-abortion health care bill

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Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2010 / 09:41 pm (CNA).- In a final, urgent plea to prevent the passage of the current form of the Senate health care bill, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Saturday evening sent a letter to Congressmen asking them to vote “no.”

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First, the bishops argue that health care reform “must protect life and conscience, not threaten them.” The Senate bill “extends abortion coverage, allows federal funds to pay for elective abortions (for example, through a new appropriation for services at Community Health Centers that bypasses the Hyde amendment), and denies adequate conscience protection to individuals and institutions.”

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[JR: Cut through all their usual leftist "social justice" prattle and, bottom line, this is a Totalitarian Marxist lurch towards Secular Progressive nirvana. Like the USSR used to be before their economic collapse. Better late than never. For smart fellows, they may have waited too long to make their voices heard. Maybe the Church can oppose the "king" to protect the little guy. About time, imho. fjohn68]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 21 2010 3:37 PM

JUpdate: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)

Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)



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MOBIT: Pedersen, Donald J. [MCatnd RIP]


Donald J. Pedersen

Donald J. Pedersen, 78, of Rockaway passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010, at home. He was born to John and Adeline Pedersen on Sept. 16, 1931, in Bronx, NY. Donald graduated from Fordham Preparatory in 1949 and attended Manhattan College. He served his country during the Korean War. He married his wife, Kathleen, in 1959. They moved to Rockaway Borough in 1969 and have lived there together ever since. Donald was beloved by his wife, Kathleen, and children: Donald and Lynda Pedersen of Emerald Lakes, Pa., and Michael and Antoinette Pedersen of Cliffside Park and his three grandchildren, Sterlling, Gryffin, and Rowan. He is also survived by his three sisters, Arlene O’Shea, Kathleen Weis and Christine Cerullo. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 21, 2010, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 State Route 10 West, Randolph (www.tuttlefh.com). Funeral service will be on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home

Published in Star-Ledger on March 20, 2010


Pedersen, Donald J. [MCatnd RIP]

[JR: Attendees recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". The war messed up everyone's plans.]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yzpdsf7

[JR: We know that the Korean War disrupted lives. A 40 year marriage sounds "Jasper-ish" to me. And, any one, who graduated from Fordham Prep, but saw the light and came to MC, couldn't be too bad.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 21 2010 6:37 PM

JNews: Barrett, Charles M. [MC1972] Achievement Award from HeartShare


Honoring Charles M. Barrett upon the occasion of receiving the Dr. Catherine White Achievement Award from HeartShare Human Services of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Charles M. Barrett upon the occasion of receiving the Dr. Catherine White Achievement Award from HeartShare Human Services of New York on March **, 2*1*

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives of service to their community; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Charles M. Barrett upon the occasion of receiving the Dr. Catherine White Achievement Award from HeartShare Human Services of New York at its 2010 Spring Gala and Auction to be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Broadway Ballroom on Thursday, March 2 , 2 1 ; and

WHEREAS, A man of singular distinction, Charles M. Barrett has continually demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent leadership in his unwavering service to his community and profession; and

WHEREAS, As Director of Catering Sales at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, Charles M. Barrett is responsible for overall catering sales for one of New York City’s largest hotels, with over 1*,*** square feet of catering and meeting space; and

WHEREAS, A 2 year veteran of Marriott International, Charles M. Barrett has held various catering positions with the company, starting with the Stamford Marriott in 1984; he became the Director of Catering at the Westchester Marriott in 198 , and shortly thereafter in 1986, he joined the opening team at the New York Marriott Marquis; and

WHEREAS, Charles M. Barrett has held several catering positions within the hotel including Senior Catering Account Executive as well as his present position as Director of Catering Sales; and

WHEREAS, Charles M. Barrett began his extraordinary career with the (then named) Sheraton Corporation in New York City at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in 1977 as Assistant Catering Sales Manager; he was promoted to Assistant Director of Catering in 1981 and was there for three more years before joining Marriott International; and

WHEREAS, A native New Yorker, Charles M. Barrett is a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts; he then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and earned an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts; and

WHEREAS, Charles M. Barrett has been called upon to contribute his time and talents to countless endeavors and has always given of himself unstintingly; and

WHEREAS, Charles M. Barrett is an active member of Meeting Planners International, Food and Beverage Managers Association, National Association of Catering Executives, Asian American Business Development Council, International Special Events Society, Manhattan College Alumni Association and the American Martyrs Church Parish Council; and

WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a period of constructive involvement, Charles M. Barrett has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and

WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Joy, their daughter, Sandra, and his sons, Charles John and Christopher, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and

WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individual for the benefit of others which Charles M. Barrett has displayed throughout his life; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who enhance the quality of life in their communit


Barrett, Charles M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barrett, Charles M. [MC1972]

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MFound: Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center


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The Center’s mission is to promote Catholic-Jewish dialogue, as set forth in a document promulgated by the Second Vatican Council in 1965, Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) and seconded in many subsequent papal actions and declarations. As befits a Catholic institution of higher education, the Center’s principal sphere is education. The lessons of the Holocaust are essential to educating future generations in order to fight prejudice, genocidal ideologies, apathy, and Holocaust denial. To this end, the Center’s mission is to educate people about the Holocaust and its significance for the present. The primary audiences are the College community, the neighborhood, and teachers and future teachers in the surrounding area.

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The Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center grew out of discussions between concerned faculty and administrators at the College led by Rose Santos-Cunningham, Brother Peter Drake, F. S. C., and Frederick Schweitzer and members of the Riverdale community, most notably Martin Spett, Lou Falkenstein, and the late Martin Richman during the 1995-1996 academic year. The Center’s Charter was approved by the President of the College, Brother Thomas Scanlan, F. S. C. in 1996.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 21 2010 9:32 PM

JLINKEDIN: DeFalco, Anthony [MC1963] Watershed Planning Eng


DeFalco, Anthony [MC1963]
Watershed Planning Engineer at USEPA Region 3
Greater Philadelphia Area
Environmental Services

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 22 2010 5:37 AM

CARTOON: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) gives us “The Doctor Michael Jordan”

John: Here’s my latest cartoon. I drew it while waiting for customers at a caricature stand in downtown Baltimore the other night. It was almost summer-like and lots of people were out enjoying the break from the horrible winter just past. Interestingly, one passer-by observed the cartoon and explained to his wife, “Look! It’s Michael Jordan!” Go figure… Jerry Breen

[JR: Thanks, Jerry. Much appreciated. Never underestimate the stupidity of the American Sheeple. For the record, it's gonna hurt.]


Breen, Jerry (MC1971)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 22 2010 9:12 AM

JOBIT: Brendel, Philip Joseph [MC1961 RIP]



Philip Joseph Brendel, 70, of Holmdel, NJ, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 21, 2010. He was born (August 11, 1939) and raised in Astoria, Queens by his parents, Philip Brendel and Mary Ana Brendel (Devera). He graduated from Manhattan College in 1961 with a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering and pursued multiple post-graduate degrees as a National Science Foundation Fellow. He earned S.M. (E.E.) and E.E. degrees from M. I. T. and his doctorate (Eng.Sc.D) from Columbia University. Dr. Brendel retired in 1996 as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff after a 30 year telecommunications career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was recognized around the world as an expert in international network operations. Prior to Bell Labs, he proudly served his country as an officer in the US Air Force from October 1963 to April 1966.

Away from work, Philip’s passion and joy was spending time with his beloved wife, Joanne and his three children, Philip, Eric, and Kirsten. Whether coaching his boys in T-ball or watching his daughter star in collegiate basketball, his dedication to his family was limitless. His big heart, gentle soul, and remarkable thoughtfulness will be sorely missed by all close to him.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joanne Margaret Brendel (Mungo) of Holmdel, NJ; his three children and their spouses, Philip Joseph Brendel, Jr and his wife Nancy Munyak of Cranbury, NJ, Eric John Brendel and his wife Tina Brendel of Fair Haven, NJ, and Kirsten Marie Dineen and her husband Sean Dineen of New York, NY; his brother, John Jacob Brendel of Astoria, NY; and his sister, Constance Barbara Myers of Jersey City, NJ. He is also survived by his seven beloved grandchildren, MaryRose Brendel, Philip Joseph Brendel III, and Theodore John Brendel of Cranbury, NJ; Ana Louise Brendel, Geoffrey Eric Brendel, and Catherine Louise Brendel of Fair Haven, NJ; Thomas Philip Dineen of New York, NY.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 23 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Rd., Holmdel, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24 at St. Benedicts R.C. Church, 165 Bethany Rd., Holmdel. Interment will follow at St. Johns Cemetery, Middle Village, NY. For directions or to post condolences, please visit www.holmdelfuneralhome. com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on March 22, 2010


Brendel, Philip Joseph [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yj93ddh

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 22 2010 12:07 PM

JNEWS: Dell’Orto, Anthony [MC1984] BoD NYS Restaurant Assoc


NYS Restaurant Association 2010 Elected Officers
Reflects Diversity with a Vision for a Bright Future
    * by New York State Restaurant Association

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ALBANY, NY (03/22/2010)(readMedia)– Four exciting young New York restaurateurs were selected to lead the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) Board of Directors as the 75-year-old “voice of New York’s hospitality industry” continues to evolve to best serve its members and all who eat in New York’s legendary restaurants. More than 56,000 restaurants in New York State employ approximately 471,000 New Yorkers, with combined sales of over $27 billion annually.

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Anthony Dell’Orto was born into a family that has been in the restaurant business since 1890. One hundred and twenty years later, it is still a family owned and operated business located in the historic Hell’s kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan. Mr. Dell’Orto has worked in the family business his entire career and is proud to be leading it into the future. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Manhattan College where he graduated in 1984. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York with his wife and two children.

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The New York State Restaurant Association, founded in 1935, is the leading business association for the restaurant and hospitality industry in New York State. Comprised of more than 56,000 restaurants, bars, clubs, New York restaurants represent more than 628,000 employees and sales of approximately $27 billion – making it the cornerstone of the economy, career opportunities and community involvement. Along with the New York State Restaurant Association and New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, NYSRA and its chapters work to represent, educate and promote the rapidly growing hospitality industry. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.nysra.org/.

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Dell’Orto, Anthony [MC1984]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 22 2010 12:22 PM

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) disagrees with my ENDNOTE about The Bishops

Response to Endnote:

I grew up in the Bronx. There I was taught the difference between standing for something with your mouth or your hands and feet. It was in Catholic school that I was taught to be civically active.

The Roman Catholic Church has manned the trenches in the battle for the culture of life for all my life. They run hospitals that provide health care to poor that cannot afford it. They run orphanages and find good families for orphans. They run clinics to help more unwed mothers than any other church or several churches combined. Most of the other churches fight for there values with their mouths. The Roman Catholic Church puts more hands and feet into the struggle, and often pays a heavy price for doing this, all the while being bad mouthed by those who do much less.

Talk is easy and cheap. The Catholic Church delivers more action than any other church. It is easy to talk cheap and smear your political opponents or the Catholic Church. We need less bad-mouthing of the Catholic Church and more action.

Mark Mangone (‘77)

[JR: OK, the Bishops have said, "Don't!". Will they close the hospitals rather than do abortions? Well, it's passed. With no 'conscience exemption'. With all sorts of back room deals. With an expansion of abortion funding, as the White House basically admitted with the Stupak Executive Order. An EO that is NOT in the law and really can't 'override' the law. With imaginary funding and unbelievable cost estimates. OK, so let's watch for some action by the Church. They said "Don't" but it was "Done". If we actually get some response, I'd be pleasantly surprised. But, I expect the "King" to push the Church even more to the margins. Once upon a time, the Church was as you describe; things have changed. It's not talk, or smearing, to record the changes and opine why. We shall see what happens in the coming years. Thanks for caring enough to push back.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 22 2010 3:28 PM

JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) one of the 100 best poetry blogs


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick’s blog, McCarra/Poetry, has been included in an online list of the 100 best poetry blogs on the internet.


McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 22 2010 3:36 PM

JEMAIL: Gallaher Peter (MC1965) about meeting my father

From: Gallaher Peter (MP1961MC1965)
Date: March 22, 2010 1:40:50 PM EDT
Subject: In Front of My father

Being a story about meeting my father: http://peadarroe.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/in-front-of-my-father/

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 22 2010 6:24 PM

JUPDATE: Baker, Dick (MC1952)

Baker, Dick (MC1952)

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 10:05 AM

JBLOGGER: Jasper “Peadar Ban” [MC????MP????] has a telling quote


Here’s To Your Health
March 23, 2010 · Leave a Comment

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“In a private fee-for-service medical system, a dead patient is a revenue loss. In the National Health Service (UK), a dead patient was a cost savings.”-Harry Bailey MD 1930-2003, Sheffield (England) University Medical School 1950-1956; Harvard Medical School 1958-1981, US Navy Medical Corps 1982-1991.

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Jasper “Peadar Ban” [MC????MP????]

[JR: In its usual "unique" style, it's a "good read" imho.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 10:16 AM

JUPDATE: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)

Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)
Consultant (non-profit sector)
The Armory Foundation, PowerPlay NYC
Bronx, NY 10466


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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 10:23 AM

MFOUND: The Gaelic Society of Manhattan College


New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade as great as ever

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The 149th Annual New York parade took over Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, March 17, for a day of festivities for all ages. With the sun blazing it was a for day sunglasses and sun block and as usual a large number showed up to the largest St. Patrick’s day celebration in the world.

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The Gaelic Society of Manhattan College were representatives of the Irish language for the day.

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[JR: With a picture!]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 10:28 AM

JNEWS: Myers, Br. Aloysius Myers [MC????] at CBA


Field for Fed tourney is set
By BILL TOSCANO Special to The Post-Star | Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 3:47 pm

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Brother Aloysius is impressed

Ask Brother Aloysius Myers how long he’s been at Christian Brothers Academy, and he replies with a smile and says, “long enough to know better.”

Then he adds the detail. His first year at CBA was 1952.

Sitting on a table outside of the CBA locker room after Sunday’s victory, getting greetings from everyone involved in the program, he’s happy to report that this is the best basketball year he’s ever seen.

“I’ve seen a lot of our teams, and this is the tops of them,” he said. “Truthfully, as a team, there is great togetherness. It’s a communal effort. They follow directions. They do whatever the coach says.”

A graduate of Manhattan College, Aloysius formerly taught science and math and now is a guidance counselor.

Kathleen Reilly, who has two sons at the school, says he’s the heart and soul of CBA.

“The kids hug him every morning,” she said. “He’s out there to great them every day.”

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Myers, Br. Aloysius Myers [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 10:36 AM

MUPDATE: Patricia Gunn (MCstf)


Patricia Gunn (MCstf)
Director of Special Events at Manhattan College

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MFOUND: Manhattan College Rugby Practice pix


DSC_5692—Manhattan College Rugby Practice

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:17 PM

JFOUND: Rizzotti, Matt [MC2007?] Phillies Prospect?


Phillies Prospect #31: Matt Rizzotti
By Chuck Hixson
Date: Mar 22, 2010

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Matt Rizzotti hasn’t had what anybody would really call a breakout season as a prospect, but he’s been consistent and continues to do all the little things right. Breaking out could come at any time for the Manhattan College product.

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Rizzotti, Matt [MC2007?]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:25 PM

MFOUND: MC Pipes and Drums pictures


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MC Pipes and Drums

[JR: MC pics from the parade and before.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:27 PM

JNEWS: Tapia, Jiddu [MC????] CDO North American Wind Dev


Gamesa Names Chief Development Officer of North American Wind Development

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, a global leader in wind energy technology, has named Jiddu Tapia as Chief Development Officer for North American wind development at Gamesa Energy USA, the company’s wind farm development entity. Tapia’s functions replace the roles previously held by Glenn Smith and Dan Noble.

Tapia has nearly a decade of domestic and international experience in wind energy portfolio creation, evolution, growth and management to Gamesa USA. His arrival coincides with Gamesa’s deployment this year of its new G-90 wind turbine model.

“Jiddu’s industry and market experience will be an invaluable asset as Gamesa continues to roll out this next generation of clean energy development,” said Dirk Matthys North American CEO for Gamesa.

Tapia most recently served as vice president of development at Eurus Energy America Corp. in San Diego, Ca., where he coordinated various aspects of wind development focused around pipeline growth and project implementation.

Before joining Eurus, Tapia served as the director of development for Canadian operations at Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc. While at Acciona, Tapia directed the successful installation of 106 megawatts in project capacity, the creation of a 5,000-megawatt pipeline, and successfully responded to requests for proposals resulting in 220 megawatts of long-term wind power purchase agreements.

Tapia began his career in renewable energy in 2003 as a project manager for Jasper Energy LLC in New York. In addition to managing projects located in New York, Texas, Wyoming and the Dominican Republic, Tapia assisted in the management of a 12-megawatt cogeneration facility located in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tapia graduated from Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a minor in physics. He is a member of both the American Wind Energy Association and Canadian Wind Energy Association.

Gamesa employs 900 U.S. workers, including 800 in Pennsylvania, where it is headquartered and operates two U.S. manufacturing centers — a blades plant in Ebensburg and a nacelles facility in Fairless Hills. The company has development offices in Philadelphia; Chicago; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Austin, Texas.

For more information, visit http://www.gamesacorp.com/en.


Tapia, Jiddu [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:31 PM

JNEWS: Petroski, Henry [MC1963] free lecture Wednesday 3/24 in Cleveland


Henry Petroski of Duke University to lecture Wednesday about engineering in Case Western Reserve University series
By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
March 23, 2010, 10:33AM

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Fair or not, architects always get more glory than engineers.

Most people would find it far easier to identify Frank Lloyd Wright, the designer of Fallingwater, than Joseph B. Strauss, who led the team that designed the Golden Gate Bridge.

It bugs Henry Petroski, a professor of civil engineering at Duke University.

Petroski, who will give a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Severance Hall (11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland), has made it his mission to change the image of engineering. He’s written more than a dozen highly readable books aimed at giving the field higher cultural status.

His lecture, “Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructure and Sources of Success and Failure,” is Case Western Reserve University’s Distinguished Lecture for 2010.

By virtue of his writing, Petroski has made himself an ambassador for a profession that has had a huge impact on everyday life, albeit without creating a star system, at least in the United States.

It’s different in other countries. In Scotland, for example, every schoolchild knows that the A5, a major highway, was designed by the great civil engineer Thomas Telford (1757-1834).

“It’s Telford’s road,” Petroski said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “People know all this stuff as part of their history. It gives them an identity and a pride. We don’t see that in the U.S. as much.”

Petroski has written about Telford and scores of other great engineers in books including “Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering” (1997), “Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America” (1995) and “Pushing the Limits: New Adventures in Engineering” (2004).

He’s also written entertaining micro-histories such as “The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance” (1989) and “The Toothpick: Technology and Culture” (2007).

His most recent title, “The Essential Engineer,” argues that engineering is the bridge between hard science and the solution of practical problems.

“Science is about knowing,” he writes, “engineering is about doing.”

Petroski’s work has made him a crossover phenomenon in contemporary culture.

Like Paul Krugman, the Princeton economist who writes op-ed columns for The New York Times, Petroski has built a large following outside academia with clear prose that makes highly specialized information accessible to a large, popular audience.

In his research, he’s unearthed gems such as the definition of engineering proposed by the 19th-century American railroad engineer Arthur Mellen Wellington.

Engineering is, Wellington wrote, “the art of doing well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.”

Petroski was in high school in Queens, N.Y., in 1957 when he was electrified by the news that the Soviet Union had launched the Sputnik satellite into outer space.

Because he was good at math and science, he found it natural to follow advice from teachers and guidance counselors that he should pursue a career in engineering.

But as an undergraduate at Manhattan College in New York, he also took classes in philosophy, literature and history — which left a deep mark and later propelled him toward writing.

As a master’s degree student in engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Petroski helped pay his tuition by working as a teaching assistant. He loved teaching and found his way to Duke University, where he’s been on the faculty for 30 years.

It was also at Duke that he honed his skills as a writer, first by writing poetry, then by submitting articles to newspapers and magazines. Eventually, he started writing books.

Colleagues greeted his efforts skeptically at first. Magazines and books were not peer-reviewed journals; articles and popular books did not count toward tenure.

Now, however, Petroski finds himself approached by other academics who want to follow his example. They don’t ask directly for Petroski’s secrets, but he knows what they’re after.

“Read and write with a sensitive ear,” he tells them. “The craft of writing is very important. Practice the craft.”

Petroski said that “scientists already know the technical stuff. The challenge is trying to put it into a framework whereby it’s accessible, not full of jargon; something people can not only follow, but in which they can see the excitement and challenge.”

He said he finds writing for popular audiences enormously rewarding, “but, no, you don’t get tenure for this stuff.”


Petroski, Henry [MC1963]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: Carapola, Art [MC1975] NewVista Advisors


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Carapola, Art [MC1975]
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Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services


A seasoned technology leader providing strategic insight and direction to the management of the large IT Infrastructure initiatives. Extensive experience in complex project management including major datacenter, trading floor and facility infrastructure design and implementations. Specific focus on Infrastructure efficiency, including power and cooling, datacenter organization and metrics, and systems and server virtualization and consolidation. Have managed technology in as many as 25 countries, managing budgets from $20 million to $100 million. Data Center Design Professional Certified as well as Six Sigma Project Management and Advanced Leadership certified . Significant experience defining, deploying and managing technology internationally, especially in Asia and South America.


Data Center Assessment, Design, Implementation and Migration
Disaster Recovery Planning
System and Server Virtualization and Consolidation
Infrastructure Architecture, Implementation and Global Project Management
IT Vision and Strategy
IT Audit, Assessment and Remediation
IT Governance and Best Practices
Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance
Technology Benchmarking, and Metrics
Microsoft Windows
Network System Engineering


Carapola, Art [MC1975]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 12:22 AM

JLINKEDIN: Urbano, Lynn [MC1993] Section Mgr Con Ed


Urbano, Lynn [MC1993]
Section Manager at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 5:37 AM

JOBIT: McCoy, John F. “Jack” [MC1956 RIP]


John F. “Jack” McCoy

LTC (Ret) John F. “Jack” McCoy 75 years, a true Irishman, passed away on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2010 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Jack was born in the Bronx, New York on July 31, 1934 to Michael and Catherine McCoy. On September 20, 1958, Jack and Margaret “Peggy” Murphy were married at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in the Bronx. Jack earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Upon graduation, Jack was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He served as a Personnel Officer and Instructor during his first five years of service before dedicating the next 18 years to our nation as a Missile Officer and Wing Commander. Following 23 years of honorable service, Jack retired from active duty in 1980 as a Lieutenant Colonel and embarked upon his second career as a financial planner in Tucson, Arizona with First Command Financial Services.

Over the next 20 years, Jack served the financial aspirations of countless military families and became not only a highly regarded and well-respected mentor, but a friend to those families he touched. Jack’s belief in character and integrity were paramount in his life. These principles resonate loudly with all who crossed his path and have become a life’s lesson that will endure as part of his legacy. Jack was a humble and grateful man who viewed his life as a series of “happy accidents”. He was a patriot and a gentleman and will be deeply missed by his family and all those who knew and loved him.

Jack is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Peggy; children, Rick and Steve McCoy, Julie (Rod) Brown; grandchildren, Jonathon (Carrie) Seidl, Jennifer Weideman, Heather, Matthew and Caitlin McCoy; great-grandchildren, Joshua Seidl and Natalee Weideman and his brother, Tom (Barbara) McCoy.

Private Services will be held at East Lawn Cemetery in April. In lieu of cards and flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jack’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter. Donations may be mailed to PO Box 27352, Tucson, AZ 85726 or completed online at: http://www.alz.org/dsw.

Published in the Tucson Newspapers on March 24, 2010


McCoy, John F. “Jack” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ylprlp3

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Dear John,

   I believe that Jack is a member of the Class of 1956.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCoy, John F. “Jack” [MC1956 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 10:09 AM

JOBIT: Rios, Albert James [MC1951 RIP]



Albert James Rios Age 83, a resident of Novato, California and Sinajana, Guam, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 19, 2010 at the Guam Naval Hospital.

He will be missed and remembered in the hearts of his loving wife, Marianne Rios, daughters and sons-in-law Michele and Brad Miller of Encinitas, Barb and Guy Curtice of Novato, daughter Marie Rios of Novato, his sisters and brother Helen Jones of Ordot, Guam, Virginia Aflague of Sacramento and Ricardo Rios of Sinajana, Guam, and their families.

He was “Guampa Extra-Ordinaire” to Jake and Cole Miller, Evan Curtice and Tony Houson. He is predeceased by his son Anthony. Albert or “Big Al” as known by many, graduated at the top of his Guam class in 1947. He was one of 7 students who received full scholarships after the war to mainland US Universities. Al received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College, and Masters Degrees from the University of Southern California and Golden Gate University.

Major Albert James Rios was a career officer in the United States Army. While in the service, his military duty assignments took him to such places as Washington, Germany, Oklahoma, New York, Korea and the Presidio in San Francisco. He loved to travel and explore new places and the Army took him to Germany, where he met Marianne, his life partner of 52 years.

After his military retirement, he worked for many years as Director of Financial Aid and Dean of Students at the University of Guam and also with the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles.

In 1968 Al and Marianne settled in Novato part time and in Guam for 4 to 5 months annually. Other times, they traveled to visit with family and friends. Al enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was camping, walking on the beach, feeling the warm breeze while riding his motorcycle or pedaling around the neighborhood with his dog(s). He was a deeply spiritual man, gentle, kind and compassionate, and always interested in getting to know people.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1000 Cambridge Street, Novato. Rosary at 9:30 AM; Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment follows at Valley Memorial Park with military honors, 650 Bugeia Lane Novato. Following interment, friends and family are invited back to the church hall for lunch and to share memories. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association are appreciated.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on March 24, 2010


Rios, Albert James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yldbw49

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Dear John,

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

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rios, Albert James [MC1951 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 10:18 AM

JEMAIL: Juricic, Franco P. (MC1989) corrects us re: Goodman, Stephen [MC1988]

Hi John -

The subject of the post below (in the latest jottings) is, I believe, a 1988 graduate.

JFound: Goodman, Stephen [MC1968] Dir Lower Manhattan Recovery Office
NYC http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/offices/about_FTA_6324.html
Stephen Goodman: Director Lower Manhattan Recovery Office

All the best….

Franco P. Juricic
Manager, Business and Research Integration, MRL


Juricic, Franco P. (MC1989)


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Dear John,

   I show a Stephen C. Goodman as a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Great catch. 6’s and 8’s look alike. And with age discrimination being rampant, we don’t want to age anyone too soon.

Thanks. Much appreciated.


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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 5:31 PM

JNEWS: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) as Local Counsel in the Second Circuit


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ray Dowd as Local Counsel in the Second Circuit, Southern District of New York and New State Courts

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RAYMOND J. DOWD is a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, a New York firm founded in 1921. He is part of Dunnington’s corporate, intellectual property, litigation and arbitration and art law practice groups. He has broad corporate counsel and commercial litigation experience as first chair in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Corporate counseling includes corporate and transactional work for entrepreneurial companies including international licensing. Trademark counseling includes registration, policing and enforcing rights. Counseling art owners and dealers includes transactional representation, UCC filings, tracking and recovering stolen art, handling disputes involving title, provenance, authenticity and theft.

Dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration includes corporate and partnership disputes, contract disputes, copyright, trademark, domain name , licensing, and rights of publicity, conducting bench and jury trials, arbitration, administrative proceedings, emergency applications for injunctive relief, quashing subpoenas, obtaining, enforcing, and collecting judgments.

Trust and estates matters include resolving business succession issues, handling contested probate proceedings through trial, and disputes involving heirship and decedents’ estates.

International practice includes licensing deals in Latin America and Russia, litigations in Canada, France and Switzerland, pursuing discovery through letters rogatory, obtaining service of process in foreign countries, obtaining and challenging foreign expert and foreign legal opinions including cross-examination at trial.

Mr. Dowd is a Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at New York County Lawyers’ Association together with the Hon. Stephen G. Crane.

AFFILIATIONS: Federal Bar Association – Vice President for the Second Circuit (2008-present), Editorial Board, The Federal Lawyer Magazine, President of Southern District of New York Chapter (2006-2008); Copyright Society of the U.S.A.; New York State Bar Association – Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Intellectual Property Law Section; New York County Lawyers’ Association – Board of Directors (2003 – 2006).

PUBLICATIONS: Copyright Litigation Handbook (West 4th Ed. 2009) ; Copyright Litigation Blog.

EDUCATION: Manhattan College (B.A. cum laude International Studies 1986); Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1991), Articles Editor, Fordham International Law Journal.

LANGUAGES: French and Italian. Experienced litigating controversies involving German-language documents.


Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986)

[JR: Obviously, this will mean something to the lawyers in the distribution. If I have trouble reading Löwenbräu on the label, I'll know who to retain. Seriously, impressive language skills to my eye.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 8:35 PM

JWIKIPEDIA: Mujanovic, Seid [MC2011] article needs editing


Mujanovic, Seid [MC2011]
Travankut, Serbia

[JR: I think it's important for MC to be visible. I'm trying to do my part. Help?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 9:04 PM

MFOUND: MC Jasper Cheerleaders


Manhattan College Jasper Cheerleaders

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 24 2010 11:58 PM

JLINKEDIN: O’Grady, Tom [MC1983] Sr. BusAnalyst eximware


O’Grady, Tom [MC1983]
Sr. Business Analyst at eximware
Greater New York City Area
Oil & Energy

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 25 2010 5:37 AM

MNEWS: Freddy Sez


The Legend of Freddy Sez
March 24, 2010 | Posted by Dan Reiner

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So who is Freddy? His real name is Freddy Schuman, born in 1925 and raised in the Bronx. At age nine, he lost his right eye in a stickball incident. Since 1988, he has been the unofficial ‘mascot’ of the New York Yankees, as well as the Manhattan College Jaspers, the Fordham University Rams and Lady Rams, the Columbia University Lions, the Princeton University Tigers, and the Cornell University Big Red.

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[JR: A colorful "character". We do need a "mascot" like the WV Mountaineer, Syracuse's Orange Dot, ... ... so how about a "Brother Jasper" reprising his role as "Prefect of Discipline"? Of course, the definition of "discipline" might include whipping the "crowd" -- all seven of them -- into a frenzy with dipping into S and M. MC needs some "color".]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 25 2010 9:19 AM

MFOUND: The old Manhattan College


Wednesday, March 24, 2010
REMEMBER: The 130th Street Train Station

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The large red bricked building is the old Manhattan College in its prime years before its eventual demolition in 1926.

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[JR: Amazing what people find and post.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 25 2010 9:25 AM

JOBIT: Smith, Denis C. [MC1968 RIP]


Denis C. Smith

DENIS C. SMITH Age 70, passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2010.

Denis was born on July 4, 1939 in New York City, NY to George and Virginia Smith. He had been a resident of Jupiter, FL for 21 years. He graduated from Manhattan College.

He was Vice-President of Ciba-Geigy Chemical Company before starting his own plastic company, Republic Plastics in Lansing, MI.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Barbara and their four children, Dee Smith of Albuquerque, NM, Stacy (Joe) McNamara of Summit, NJ, Sean (Laurie) Smith of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Chris Smith of Milwaukee, WI and five grandchildren, Matthew, Liam, Emmet and Mabel McNamara and Grace Smith.

The family will be receiving guests on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St., Jupiter, FL 33458. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 27 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 13591 Prosperity Farms Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Foundation www.Michaeljfox.org. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home Family Owned & Operated (561) 744-2030, Jupiter, FL To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

Published in The Palm Beach Post from March 25 to March 26, 2010


Smith, Denis C. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yaq4wb7

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Dear John,

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

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Ouch, that's too close to "home"! fjohn68]

Smith, Denis C. [MC1968 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 26 2010 5:03 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Mar 26 2010 2:49 PM

JTWITTER: Gibbons, Patti [MC1986] ids Kane, Walt [MC1984]




@pattigibbons: Yes, Walt really is my friend, we went to Manhattan College together. That wasn’t an ad, he’s just got a new fan page. http://bit.ly/bEbcV6

Gibbons, Patti [MC1986]



When it comes to exposing government waste, scams or other wrongdoing, it’s good to have “Kane In Your Corner.”

Follow Walt on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WaltKane

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Three time Emmy winning reporter Walt Kane has been with News 12 New Jersey since the station signed on the air in 1996. His Kane In Your Corner investigations have uncovered more than $3 billion of government waste of your tax dollars.

On the weekends, Walt hosts a half-hour version of KIYC, exposing scams and helping New Jersey consumers get the most for their money.

Walt has won more than 150 awards for outstanding reporting by organizations including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Headliners Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the New York Press Club. Before coming to News 12 New Jersey, he worked at stations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan and New York.

Walt grew up in Brooklyn, and now lives with his wife and son in New Jersey.

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Kane, Walt [MC1984]
Investigative Reporter at News 12 New Jersey
Greater New York City Area
Broadcast Media

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

JLINKEDIN: Weiss, Tim [MC1984] ResEng TRC Engineers


Weiss, Tim [MC1984]
Resident Engineer at TRC Engineers
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 26 2010 5:37 AM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports … … new lights

Dear John,

   I just want to report that while I have not gotten new glasses, I did get a better light thanks to my God Son, Ed’s son Eddie.

   Maybe this will help.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: No, this is not a new level of detail of reporting in Jasper Jottings. Mike's been missing the 6's and 8's in his class year reports. So I'm sure we will all now say a silent prayer of thanks for Eddie's timely intervention.]

[JR: I thought this was funny. And, I needed to share a laff. Someone's status recently said: "Life. It goes on." Very true. Very true. So let's go on.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 26 2010 6:23 AM

MFOUND: The last book I actually read


Thursday, March 25, 2010

JO307: “J.D. Salinger dies at 91, but has Holden Caulfield died with him?”

Erin Chack

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“Catcher in the Rye was probably the last book I actually read,” said Sean Colello, a 21-year-old mathematics major at Manhattan College. “I loved it. Holden was the only literary character I actually could identify with because he wasn’t some big hero, he was just a lost and confused kid like everyone is at that age.”

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[JR: Hmmm, all those great books at MC. How about identifying with Robinson Crusoe? In today's economy, it's a metaphor. Even us injineers learned about those. But, it may not be OUR MC; there's hope. I'm sure the other MCs have great books too.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 26 2010 10:38 AM

JBLOGGER: “Jasper Rob” [MC????] “Jasper Maura” [MC????]


The Bride and Groom
March 26, 2010 in Stupid Future Groom

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Groom – Rob

As I mentioned before, both I and the fiance are graduates of Manhattan College. This wedding is going to be infested with ManCol grads. That, and people from Florida.

I used to be a newspaper reporter and now I work in public relations, meaning I’ve never had an actual soul. I enjoy blankly staring off into the distance and delusions of mass grandeur. I first met the fiance in passing during my freshman year of college, but it was our senior year when we first started dating.

Bride – Maura

And finally, our last profile is of the bride, Maura. We were going to profile the ring barer an flower girl, but how interesting can a 10-year-old really be?

Maura is a teacher and a far better wedding planner than I. She has a masters degree and wants to get a doctorate, which I think is just showing off at this point.

She has put up with all of my nonsense up until this point, and for that she deserves an accommodation. I guess when you teach a group of little kids all day, dealing with one full size idiot at home is not that hard.


“c/o Tidewaters, Jasper Maura” [MC????]

“c/o Tidewaters, Jasper Rob” [MC????]

and from the prior blog post “c/o Tidewaters, Jasper Kerry” [MC????]

[JR: Wedding in less than four months -- June - July? OK, readers, let's id these "culprits". :-) No stone is left unturned! Also, no prize for the first correct answer, but it's the Jasper Jottings equivalent of a scavenger hunt.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 26 2010 8:19 PM

JNEWS: Ferraro, Joseph A. [MC1989] VP Marketing and Business Development


Carl Bloom Associates (CBA) Expands Integrated Marketing with Hiring of Fundraising Expert

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Joseph A. Ferraro, CFRE, formally Director of Development at Manhattan College has joined CBA as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Joe consistently increased income year after year at Manhattan College, a 150-year-old institution ranked 15th by U.S. News and World Report. He raised millions of dollars in annual giving, both unrestricted and restricted.

Joe also served as the Director of Annual Programs at The American Bible Society where he increased the donor file by over 300% — from 190,000 to 600,000 in three years and surpassed income goals each fiscal year.

A “builder” by nature and a savvy sales person, Joe built a new fundraising division for Uni-Mail List Corp., a leading international direct marketing agency. While there he provided list marketing for a number of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations.

Says Carl Bloom, CBA President and Founder, “I’m delighted to welcome Joe to our 30-year-old direct marketing agency. We look forward to having him apply his talents to help our nonprofit clients add more contributors and increase revenue.”

In addition, Joe will be busy building the CBA client roster with important organizations who are looking for innovative strategic thinking and creative, want to develop new sources of income, as well as increasing performance from current programs.

CBA provides expertise and creative for online, email and web development in coordination with direct mail and telemarketing. With Joe, on board at CBA, we’ll be doing an even better job of helping not-for-profit organizations master the new realities of membership development and effective fundraising.

About CBA

CBA offers integrated marketing services — making the best use of all media — mail, telemarketing, email and online promotion — in well coordinated campaigns that speak in one voice and aim for common goals.

CBA, Inc. of White Plains, NY is a direct marketing agency specializing in helping nonprofit and for-profit organizations acquire and retain members, donors and loyal customers. Founded in 1976 in New York City by Carl Bloom, CBA is the creator and manager of a public TV consortium with more than 30 public broadcasting clients nationwide, and of the National Direct Mail Consortium for Public Libraries. Other current and past clients include Consumers Union, the National Association of Railroad Passengers, Friends of Animals, Hospital for Special Surgery, St. Vincents Catholic Medical Centers Foundation, Catholic Charities of San Francisco, The Ronald McDonald House – Sa 5B4 n Diego, The Actors’ Fund of America, AARP, the Bay-Area Make-A-Wish Foundation, numerous catalogs and publications, and a host of libraries, including the San Diego Public Library, Queens Public Library, Broward County Public Library, and Alameda County Public Library.

CBA’s subsidiary, The Loyalty Marketing Group, Inc. (LMG), provides incentive and recognition programs that help build relationships with members and customers. CBA also offers complete and comprehensive web development and e-mail marketing through Loyalty eMarketing.

For more information, contact: Carl Bloom, 914-761-2800 or fax 914-761-2744 http://www.carlbloom.com

Source: Carl Bloom Associates, Inc.


Ferraro, Joseph A. [MC1989]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 26 2010 8:30 PM

JLINKEDIN: Kelly, James [MC1977] CEO Management Consulting


Kelly, James [MC1977]
President & CEO
Greater New York City Area
Management Consulting


• President & CEO at JVKG
• Current Member & Past President and former Board Member of National Association of Purchasing Management – NY (NAPM-NY)
• Current Board Member & Past Chairman of the Board of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce
• Member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Huntington Yacht Club
• Participant in Congressman Steve Israel’s Next Generation Energy Security Initiative
• Former host of Kelly’s Corner concerning critical business issues of the day on Business Radio on WLIE (540AM)
• Selected for the Long Island Press Power List in 2006, 2007, 2008
• Named by the Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine as a “Pro to Know” in 2007, 2008, 2009
• Winner of the J. H. Leonard Award from NAPM-NY for significant efforts on behalf of the purchasing profession and for contributions to the growth, development, and professional stature of the association.


We have specialties in Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing Operations, Commodity Management, Expense Control and Reporting. Our expertise lies in utilizing change/demand management dashboards to reduce expenses, enhance performance and drive profitability.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 27 2010 5:37 AM

JOBIT: Galloway, James Thomas [MC???? RIP]


James Thomas GALLOWAY

GALLOWAY James Thomas, a longtime resident of Teaneck on March 26, 2010.

Loving husband of Virginia. Devoted father of Kim and her husband Robert Ahearn, James P. and his wife So Young Lee and Justine. Cherished grandfather of Liam and Daniel Ahearn.

James was born on April 10, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY to a family of Scottish immigrants. His grandfather and father, both named James Galloway, immigrated from Dumbarton, Scotland and they both worked in the Brooklyn shipyards during World War II. Following in the family tradition of building, James became a civil engineer after attending Mount Assumption High School in Plattsburgh NY and Manhattan College. He spent his career working on numerous infrastructure projects in the New York Metropolitan area, including the 1970’s expansion of Newark Airport.

James struggled for many years with early onset of Parkinson’s Disease and was active in many Parkinson’s Disease organizations. He also participated in many experimental treatments and was one of the earliest patients to receive deep brain stimulation to relieve the disease’s symptoms. According to his wishes, James’ family has donated his brain to Columbia University for research purposes to help further the work of combating Parkinson’s.

Prior to his diagnosis with Parkinson’s, James was a runner and completed 5 marathons with his best time being 3:34 minutes. He was also an avid skier and, in fact, met Virginia his wife of 43 years on a skiing trip in Stowe, Vermont. He passed his love of running and skiing onto his children all of whom are runners of marathons and half-marathons and expert skiers. James’ other loves included sweets and Brandy Alexanders.

Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home 148 Dean Drive Tenafly on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Monday 9:30 AM St. Therese R.C. Church Cresskill. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1350 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.For directions visit www.barrettfuneralhome.net.

Published in The Record and Herald News on March 27, 2010


Galloway, James Thomas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ydw3hfa

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    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 27 2010 7:36 AM

Comment on JHQ: McNeil, Kate Anne [MC2010 RIP]

By Jean Risso

May the angels wrap their wings around Kate and bring her home to Heaven.
With deepest sympathy,
Cousins Jean and Frank (Scala-Pizzuto)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 21 2010 9:32 AM

Comment on MFound: Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center 

By cweinblatt

Whenever we stand up to those who deny or minimize genocide we send a critical message to the world. As we continue to live in an age of genocide and ethnic cleansing, we must repel the broken ethics of our ancestors, or risk a dreadful repeat of past transgressions. We know from captured German war records that millions of innocent Jews were systematically exterminated by Nazi Germany – most in gas chambers. These facts have been proven repeatedly through countless thesis and dissertation research papers. Virtually every PhD in the world will stake their career on the veracity of known Holocaust facts. Despite this knowledge, Holocaust deniers ply their mendacious poison everywhere, especially with young people on the Internet. Such deniers have only one agenda – to distort the truth in a way that promotes antagonism against the object of their hatred, or to deny the culpability of their ancestors and heroes.

Museums and mandatory public education are tools to dispel bigotry, especially racial and ethnic hatred. Books, films and presentations can reinforce the veracity of past and present genocides. They help to tell the true story of the perpetrators of genocide; and they reveal the abject terror, humiliation and degradation resulting from prejudice. It is therefore essential that we disclose the factual brutality and horror of genocide, combating the deniers’ virulent, inaccurate historical revision. We must protect vulnerable future generations from making the same mistakes.

A world that continues to allow genocide requires ethical remediation. We must show the world that religious, racial, ethnic, gender and orientation persecution is wrong; and that tolerance is our progeny’s only hope. Only through such efforts can we reveal the true horror of genocide and promote the triumphant spirit of humankind.

Charles Weinblatt
Author, “Jacob’s Courage”

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 23 2010 7:11 PM

Comment on JOBIT: Rios, Albert James [MC1951 RIP] 

By Marie Rios

Thank you so much for your kind words about my Father. He always told me many stories of his time at Manhattan College. He loved it there, and also was such a spiritual man. We are blessed that we had the time with him as now he has been called to His kingdom. Blessings, Marie Rios #3 Daughter aka Rhee by my Dad

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 25 2010 7:30 AM

ENDNOTE: Abortion, a conspiracy to kill off blacks?


Abortion is Devastating the African American Community, Is Anyone Noticing?
by Deal Hudson
March 1, 2010

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, African American women have 40 percent of the nation’s abortions, but make up only 13 percent of the population. That black children are being aborted at such a high rate has not been a subject of discussion among the Democrats in the Congress and the White House, who insist on leaving the door open for abortion funding in the health care bill.

But a recent article in the New York Times suggests that the disproportionate price being paid in the African American community for the pro-abortion advocacy of Planned Parenthood is beginning to be noticed.

According to the piece, Georgia Right to Life changed its tactics last year by having minority outreach coordinator Catherine Davis visit black churches throughout the state, “delivering the message that abortion is the primary tool in a decades-old conspiracy to kill off blacks.”

Pro-life activists have long known that Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, explicitly recommended the “eugenics value” of abortion as a means of suppressing minority populations. But now the story of the nefarious roots of the abortion movement are gaining traction among the African Americans that Davis met with.

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The film’s trailer opens with chilling quotes from American eugenicists like Sanger. Her attitude toward the “inferior” black race is startling for a woman born in Corning, New York, to a devout Catholic family of eleven children.

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[JR: As I get older, I get sadder. “Gun Control”, aka “Victim Disarmament”, was a racist measure to keep the Klan safe from self-defense. “Public Education” is a scam to keep minorities, and the public, stupid while enabling the elite. “Social Security” is a Ponzi scheme to transfer wealth from poor minority men to rich white women. And, “Pro-choice” abortion is “eugenics” that would make the Nazis proud. And, we, as Americans, with supposedly a Judeo-Christian tradition, tolerate it. It the old days at least there was a King to focus the anger. Now days, it’s “the system”. Argh!]

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"