JASPER JOTTINGS Week 21 - 2010 May 23  

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




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POSITRACTION: Forgive them, they know not what they do?


Baby Boy Survived Abortion, Lived Two Days After Doctors Left Him to Die
by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 28, 2010

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Florence, Italy (LifeNews.com) — A 22-week old disabled boy survived an abortion attempt in southern Italy, but doctors left him to die afterwards and he survived for two days before passing away. The boy’s mother was pregnant for the first time but decided to have an abortion after prenatal scans suggested the unborn child was disabled.

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[JR: It's hard to imagine how cold a heart you must have to have to do this evil. All we can do is our best to rid the world of this contra-survival immoral activity. Take action by passing this horror along. It'll make anyone sick. Anyone who still has a conscience left.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 16 2010 12:37 PM

JFOUND: Schilling, Chuck [MC????] MLB 1958 and later teacher


Thursday, May 13, 2010
#272 Chuck Schilling

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I bet you didn’t know that there was a Schilling on the Red Sox before Curt. Something tells me that this one kept more of his opinions to himself, though.

Fun facts about Chuck Schilling:

-Born in Brooklyn, NY, Chuck signed with the Red Sox in 1958 after playing at Manhattan College.

-He hit .314 at AAA Minneapolis in his second pro season, prompting Boston to name him their starting second baseman in 1961.

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[JR: Hey I didn't know the MC connection. Or care anything about Boston.]

Schilling, Chuck [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 16 2010 1:37 PM

JOBIT: Roncallo, Angelo D. [MC1950 RIP] (longer obit) by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Subject: Judge Roncollo 1950 RIP
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 23:48:05 -0400
From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
To: Jasperfjohn68

Dear John,

Did we have this version?


[JR: No, Mike. Thanks; Much appreciated. I push it so that folks can have an appreciation of him.]

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NEWSDAY   Friday, May 7, 2010 p. A50, col. 1 OBITUARY

Nassau Justice A. Roncallo

Former U.S. congressman and Nassau Supreme Court Justice Angelo D. Roncallo of Massapequa died Tuesday at 82 of a heart attack, his family and associates said.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Maria Regina Church in Seaford, where Roncallo was a founding parishioner in 1955.

“His life could be summed up in one word: ‘faithful,”‘ his former law clerk and current State Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bucaria said. “He was extraordinarily faithful to his god, to his church, to his country and to his civic responsibilities. He saw civic responsibilities as an obligation, so that others would benefit after he was gone, to make their life easier.”

For decades, Roncallo had been active in Republican Party politics, mentoring politicians like Peter Schmitt, now the Republican presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature.

“I would say that Angelo was the nicest person I have ever met. He gave me my start in politics,” Schmitt said. “I worked on his 1972 congressional campaign, and the rest is history.”

Former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato said Roncallo had been “like an older brother to me. His heart was big – and he was a big man. … He loved his family, and he loved his country.”

Friends said Roncallo had a sense of humor and often laughed that he was outliving several doctors who had been telling him over the years to lose weight. He left instructions for his funeral that specified it should cost no more than $7,500, plus 3 percent annually after 2005, the date of the note. “P.S. I hope I’m not leaving soon,” the note said.

Born in Port Chester in 1927, Roncallo later moved to Nassau County, with a brief stay in Laurelton, Queens. He dropped out of college to enlist in the Army toward the end of World War II and served as a medic at a hospital in Europe.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1950 and married Priscille Pouliot in 1952. He got his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1954, formed the firm. Roncallo & Dunn, and practiced law until 1967 when he was elected Nassau comptroller. He was elected to the 93rd Congress in 1972 but did not win re-election. He was elected to State Supreme Court in 1976 and retired in 1995.

He loved to read, especially history. And he had a regular card game with friends. “He was a terrible card player, but he loved the camaraderie,” Bucaria said.

He is survived by his wife and four children: sons Paul of Kent, N.Y., John of Yalesville, Conn., and James of Farmingdale; a daughter, Jean Roncallo of Massapequa; and five grandchildren.

Donations can be made to the Interfaith Nutrition Network, 211 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY ll550.

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 16 2010 3:37 PM

JFOUND: Jones, Bob [MC1976] Pres at Murray Hill Associates


Murray Hill Associates, Inc.
Software Training & Consulting Services
Serving Fortune 500 clients and the Investment Bank Community for 13 Years
Microsoft Office, MS Project, Excell, Visual Basic
Financial Modeling Training

Bob Jones
St. Rose ’68
Essex Catholic ’72
Manhattan College ’76
Seton Hall ’81
(That’s a LOT of Catholic Schooling) !

16 Warner Place
Murray Hill, NJ 07974

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Jones, Bob [MC1976]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 16 2010 8:28 PM

JLINKEDIN: Pecora, John (MC1986) Pgm Mgt at UnitedHealth Group


Pecora, John (MC1986)
Manager, Program Managment at UnitedHealth Group
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

SUMMARY: 24 Years experience as a Business-focused Technology Manager, who exploits Processes and Technology, to improve revenue, business profits, and control costs. The main task was to lead executives towards aligning technology with business goals. Proven technology innovator who Motivates Staff to Communicate, Produce, and Excel, in reaching business objectives.

Specialties: .net, abap/4, actuate, adobe, agile, aix, application development, approach, solutions, business strategy, c, c + +, cabling, call center, capacity planning, change management, cics, circuit design, cisco, citrix, client/server, cognos impromptu, com, computer hardware, computer networking, consulting, content management, contract management, control, conversion, corba, council, crystal reports, css, customer relations, customer satisfaction

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 17 2010 3:07 PM

JNEWS: Ferraro, Joseph (MC1988) runs for PVSB on 5/19


Ferraro ready for Putnam Valley

My name is Joe Ferraro and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the Putnam Valley School Board election. I’d like to tell you a little about myself and my perspective of what I would bring to the table if elected. I was raised in the Bronx and moved to Yorktown and attended Lakeland schools. I became the first in my family to attend college — Manhattan College in Riverdale. I earned my masters degree in Non-Profit Management from New School University. I currently run my own consulting firm — PULSE-MDC — helping nonprofit organizations improve their fundraising programs.

I see first-hand, through my two daughters who attend Putnam Valley Elementary School, the impact their teachers have had in their lives. And while they are not fans of homework, they love learning, love their teachers and love their school. I want to be sure that today’s generation of students are afforded the opportunity to continue to receive an education that moves progressively forward with a program dedicated to excellence. If elected to the school board, I will be a dedicated servant to our district. I will be a strong advocate for our community and our kids. While I know times are difficult, I believe providing an education of excellence serves as a promise to future generations. And I will advocate and advance responsible funding choices as part of keeping that promise. More information about my platform and philosophy can be found at www.josephaferraro.com.

Joseph A. Ferraro
Putnam Valley

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Ferraro, Joseph (MC1988)

[JR: All Putnam Valley Jasper should get out and vote for Joe. He's a good guy from my dealings in the past with him. And, after all how much more screwed up can education get? Maybe a Jasper might be able to cut the budget. "Go through it line by line" is something all politicians promise, but few do. Good luck, Joe. Done all I can for your candidacy.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 18 2010 7:09 AM

JLINKEDIN: Rivas-Adames, Karlos [MC2009] Warehouse Mgr at Fuda Tile


Rivas-Adames, Karlos [MC2009]
Warehouse Manager at Fuda Tile, King of Tile
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Ideas, Fluent in Spanish

Specialties: Thermal Fluids System Design, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Dynamics, Dynamic Systems, Solid Mechanics, Machine Design, Computer Aided Design, Engineering Economy, Mechatronics, Robotics, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Computer Programing, Statics, Materials of Science, Physics, Chemistry, Design + Graphics, Engineering Analysis & Numerical Methods, Manufacturing Process, Vehicle Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering Design

Manhattan College
Bachelor’s of Science Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics
2005 – 2009
ASHRAE, ASME, SHPE, 2006 – 2008,
Pi Tau Sigma – Mechanical Engineering honor society, 2008 – 2009
High School – Aspira, Spanish Honor Society, 2001-2005

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 18 2010 3:33 PM

JNEWS: Batista, Raquel [MC????] VP at Vantage Properties


Vantage Properties Appoints Raquel Batista As Key Executive
Named Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Compliance

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ — Vantage Properties announces the appointment of Raquel Batista as Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Compliance, with oversight of the real estate company’s commitment to providing residents with high-quality affordable housing.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100519/NY06703)

Ms. Batista will work closely with residents, community leaders, elected officials and local organizations on a wide array issues – with a focus on ensuring residents receive a high level of service. Ms. Batista will also serve as Vantage’s primary liaison with non-profit, civic and community groups.

“Raquel will play a critical role in ensuring our 40,000 residents receive the level of service and quality they deserve,” said Neil Rubler, President and CEO, Vantage Properties. “As we continue building strong relationships with our residents and the community at large, I’m confident Raquel will be a terrific addition to the Vantage team.”

Ms. Batista said, “I’m excited to serve as a bridge between the dedicated Vantage staff, the local communities and our residents as we work together to create cooperative and long-lasting partnerships,” Ms. Batista said. “By building stronger connections between Vantage, our residents and the local communities, I hope to continue in strengthening Vantage’s mission and vision to support and foster New York City’s vibrancy.”

Prior to joining Vantage, Ms. Batista most recently was executive director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights. She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition, North Star Community Funding Board and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni Board. Ms. Batista co-founded and is an active member of the Latina Political Action Committee. She has been honored by El Diario La Prensa, New York State Senate and Dominican Women’s Development Center. Ms. Batista earned her JD from the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College and her BA in Sociology, cum laude, from Manhattan College.


Vantage Properties owns and operates 10,000 apartment units in approximately 150 buildings in Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey. Founded in 2006, Vantage Properties is dedicated to long-term investments in workforce housing based on the principle of providing the highest level of service and safety to residents through skilled management and operational innovation.

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Batista, Raquel [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 19 2010 10:59 AM

JNEWS: Manetta, Stephen [MC1984] IP at Chadbourne + Parke


Former GE Oil & Gas IP Head and Disney IP Executive Join Chadbourne & Parke’s Expanding IP Group

Additions of Stephen Manetta and Rajappan “BG” Balagopal Continue IP Expansion with High Profile, Former In-House Hires

NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ — The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Stephen Manetta has joined the Firm’s intellectual property group as counsel in the New York office. He comes to Chadbourne from General Electric Company.

At GE, Mr. Manetta was Head of the IP Department at the company’s Oil & Gas Division.

Chadbourne also announced that it has hired former Walt Disney Company IP Executive Rajappan (“BG”) Balagopal in the Firm’s Los Angeles office as a Senior IP Strategist for the group. At Disney, he was Vice President, Technology Intellectual Property Management and was in charge of patent strategy across all of Disney’s product lines.

Mr. Manetta, 47, spent nearly four years with GE in Florence, Italy. In that role, he defined and executed worldwide IP strategy for oil and gas operations, implementing and advancing IP development and protection. Mr. Manetta has experience managing all aspects of intellectual property, from portfolio building to licensing, to litigation, both in the U.S. and internationally. He also brings considerable IP experience in computer and software technologies, electronics and medical devices. With a background in energy-related work, he will also boost Chadbourne’s renewables practice.

“With Stephen, the Firm continues its acquisition of top-notch talent to expand our IP group,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “His experience in high-technology issues complements our strengths in information technology, digital media and financial services. He also allows the IP practice to further respond to the needs of clients in the renewable energy industry.”

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“Stephen’s in-house experience and technology background continues Chadbourne’s growth and technology diversification to provide leading edge experience to the diverse needs of our clients,” said Walter Hanchuk, co-chair of Chadbourne’s IP group. “Specifically, the experience he brings from the energy sector further enhances our practice in such areas as renewable energy and next generation vehicles.”

“Clients continue to want advice and counsel from their outside firms partnering with and as an extension of their in house attorneys,” added practice co-chair John A. Squires. “Stephen brings us and our diverse client base additional experience in energy — another key industry — to benefit from.”

During his more than 15 years of doing IP work, he has also been a partner at Morgan & Finnegan, LLP.

Mr. Manetta is a qualified electrical engineer with seven years experience as senior systems and lead software engineer. He is comfortable discussing, and advising on, complex technology issues.

Mr. Manetta received a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1984 and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1993. He is registered to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted in New York.

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About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London (an affiliated partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.

SOURCE Chadbourne & Parke LLP

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Manetta, Stephen [MC1984]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 19 2010 11:07 AM

JLINKEDIN: Marschhauser, Joe [MC1973] Turnaround Mgr at LyondellBasell


Marschhauser, Joe [MC1973]
Turnaround Manager at LyondellBasell
Houston, Texas Area

Murray State University
MBA 1985
Manhattan College
BEChE Chemical Engineering 1973

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 19 2010 2:56 PM

JVIDEO: Friends (Manhattan College RA Project)


Friends (Manhattan College RA Project)

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MikeESizzle — May 11, 2010 — This is the video our RA group made for Brother Ray’s video challenge.

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 20 2010 2:02 AM

JOBIT: McLoughlin, John J. [MC1971 RIP]


John J. McLoughlin

John J. McLoughlin, age 69, of New Milford, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at home. He was the husband of Margaret Major McLoughlin. Mr. McLoughlin was born in New York City, October 5, 1940, son of the late Michael and Kathleen O’Brien Mc Loughlin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Manhattan College, New York. Mr. McLoughlin worked in the pharmaceutical business all his life, and was Director of Sales for Soft Gel Technologies of California for 15 years. He was the loving husband of Margaret “Gretta”, devoted father of Jennifer of Trumbull, CT, Kevin of New Milford, Michelle of Yorktown, NY and Danny of New York City and loving grandfather to Michael, Anthony, Danielle and Isabelle. He is also survived by his sister Ann of New Jersey, cousins, nieces, and countless friends in the U.S. and Ireland. He was predeceased by his son Brendan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, New Milford. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, New Milford. Friends may call on Thursday, May 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford.

Published in News Times on May 20, 2010

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Guestbook: http://goo.gl/SSGK

McLoughlin, John J. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

   I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1971.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McLoughlin, John J. [MC1971 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 20 2010 1:52 PM
    * Updated: Fri, May 21 2010 8:39 AM

JLINKEDIN: Heege, Paul [MC2007] Field Organizer at Reshma Saujani for Congress


Heege, Paul [MC2007]
Field Organizer at Reshma Saujani for Congress
Greater New York City Area
Political Organization

Manhattan College
B.S. Business Management 2007
Activities and Societies: LaSalle Honor Society

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 20 2010 2:08 PM

JEMAIL: Reinke, FJohn (MC1968) urges you to have as much “fun” as he did


“Stage at diagnosis also greatly impacts colon cancer survival rates. Research published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery found that In Australia, the five-year survival for stage 1 colon cancer is 93%, but it drops to 59% for stage 3 colon cancer.”

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[JR: Colonscopy done. Didn't need the drugs. One polyp removed. All done; all clear. Good for another half decade. A disgusting procedure that can save your life. OK, boys and girls, who's going be the first to say it can't happen to me? FYI: It hurt a lot less than my pinched never. And, I'm told it's a lot less than a kidney stone or birthing a baby. And, you can wimp out and take the drugs to sleep thru it. What's your excuse? Besides I can't afford to lose any readers!]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 20 2010 8:36 PM

JFOUND: 3 Jaspers found at LIU Rockland


Rockland Graduate Campus Faculty

Mary Anne Evangelist
Adjunct Professor of Education
B.A., College of New Rochelle;
M.A., Manhattan College;
Ph.D., Fordham University

Louisa Kramer-Vida
Assistant Professor of Education
M.A. Manhattan College
P.D., Ed.D. Hofstra University

Thomas Nardi
Adjunct Professor of Education
B.A., Manhattan College
M.S., P.D., Ph.D., St. John’s University

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Evangelist, Mary Anne [MC????]

Kramer-Vida, Louisa [MC????]

Thomas Nardi, Thomas [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Mary Anne received her degree in 1973, Louisa in 1976 and Thomas in 1970.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Evangelist, Mary Anne [MC1973]

Kramer-Vida, Louisa [MC1976]

Thomas Nardi, Thomas [MC1970]

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 21 2010 6:02 AM
    * Updated: Sat, May 22 2010 5:39 PM

JLINKEDIN: Leahy, Bill [MC1990] Mgr TechSvcs at TIAA-CREF


Leahy, Bill [MC????]
Manager – Desktop Technologies Services at TIAA-CREF
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Dear John,

   I believe that Bill is a member if the Class of 1990.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Leahy, Bill [MC1990]

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 21 2010 2:53 PM
    * Updated: Sat, May 22 2010 5:39 PM

JLINKEDIN: Walters, Joseph [MC????] VP Sales at CeloNovaBioSci


Walters, Joseph [MC????]
Vice President of Sales,US at CeloNova BioSciences, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland Area
Medical Devices

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    * Posted on: Sat, May 22 2010 1:29 PM

Comment on JFOUND: Schilling, Chuck [MC????] MLB 1958 and later teacher 

By Tennis Titan

The TennisTitan remembers this connection about this very good player from the ’60s.

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Briscoe, Tom (MP1964)

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 16 2010 6:30 PM

Comment on JOBIT: Sullivan, Eugene Leo Jr. [MC1945 RIP] 

By Doreen Sullivan

Dear Mr. Reinke, I just wanted to acknowledge that I saw your nice comments on my father, Gene Sullivan, and they are much appreciated. Yours in spirit, Doreen Sullivan

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 17 2010 8:21 PM

ENDNOTE: Abortions coming; explain St. V’s?


Eight Nurses at Nassau University Medical Center Punished for Refusing Abortions

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East Meadow, New York (LifeNews.com) — Eight nurses who refused to participate in an abortion at Nassau University Medical Center are resisting disciplinary action levied on them by hospital officials, according to the Long island Catholic newspaper.

“This is a horrendous situation,” said one of the labor/delivery nurses disciplined who asked that her name not be used. She and the others, she said, had signed paperwork at the time they began working there stipulating that they would not be required to assist in abortions but have often faced pressure to do so.

Some of the nurses involved have lost vacation time and others have their cases still pending, union officials report.

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[JR: With the passage of Obamacare, I’d expect to hear more of this. It’s a national disgrace. Part of the continued war by Social Progressives on morality (any morality other than Secular Humanism and the worship of the “King” — the all powerful Gooferment), all Churches, and all the charitable works of those Churches. Think I’m overstating it. How do YOU explain the closing of Saint Vincent’s Hospital? I bet if it had a different name (e.g., The Chuck Schumer Memorial Hospital), it would certainly be open.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, May 22 2010 6:37 PM

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