JASPER JOTTINGS Week 22 - 2010 May 30  

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




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POSITRACTION: Salad Spinner Centrifuge


Salad Spinner Made Into Life-Saving Centrifuge on Tuesday May 04, @10:49AM
Posted by samzenpus on Tuesday May 04, @10:49AM
from the kitchen-and-lab-equipment dept.

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lucidkoan writes “Two Rice University students have transformed a simple salad spinner into an electricity-free centrifuge that can be used to diagnose diseases on the cheap. Created by Lauren Theis and Lila Kerr, the ingenious DIY centrifuge is cobbled together using a salad spinner, some plastic lids, combs, yogurt containers, and a hot glue gun. The simple and easily-replicated design could be an invaluable tool for clinics the developing world, enabling them to separate blood to detect diseases like anemia without electricity.”

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[JR: Another great idea from "the mouths of babes". Stunning. Like the wheelchairs from discarded patio furniture, or the "squeeze bottle negative pressure bandage", we have to think like poor people. Not everything can cost a grazillion dollars. No one will get rich on this, but it puts real meaning into "Right To Life". Kudos to the Rice University students; hope us Jasper injineers can match that idea and raise them two more. This is really being a Good Samaritan!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 23 2010 12:37 PM

JNEWS: O’Malley, Thomas [MC1963]


O’Malley is growing another oil company
Peter Healy, Correspondent
Published: 12:32 a.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010

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Thomas O’Malley of Greenwich, the serial oil company CEO, has acquired a Delaware refinery from Valero Energy Corp. for his new company, PBF Energy Partners. O’Malley builds oil companies and sells them off. Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo / Greenwich Time Contributed

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Falling oil demand, growing use of ethanol and pending environmental laws could stack the deck against a third royal flush for refining guru Thomas O’Malley of Greenwich, industry experts say.

O’Malley has made billions of dollars for himself and his investors by buying Tosco Corp. and Premcor Inc., moving them to Greenwich, building them up with other oil firms’ castoffs and selling them for huge gains after the market rebounded.

He seems eager to try his proven modus operandi a third time.

Last month, O’Malley’s latest venture, PBF Energy Partners of Greenwich, agreed to buy a 190,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in Delaware City, Del., that he was quite familiar with for $170 million.

O’Malley is chairman and chief executive officer of PBF, whose partners are the Blackstone Group, one of the world’s largest private-equity firms; First Reserve Corp., an energy private-equity firm with headquarters in Greenwich and offices in Houston and London; and Zug, Switzerland-based Petroplus, Europe’s largest independent oil refiner.

Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio, Texas, shut the Delaware City facility in November because the refinery was losing $1 million a day. The deal also would include a 218-megawatt power plant that PBF would buy for $50 million more. Premcor had owned the refinery under O’Malley’s leadership.

“I would say Tom is taking an interesting risk here,” said John Parry, senior equity analyst at IHS Herold, an energy research and consulting firm with offices in Houston and Norwalk. “He could survive and make a go of it, but he is not going to make the pools of money like he did when he built Tosco up. It’s going to be a tougher nut to crack because refineries are facing tougher environmental laws.”

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“I like ‘em big. I like them well-located,” O’Malley said of refineries. He declined an interview request from Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, said Michael Gayda, senior vice president, secretary and general counsel for PBF. Gayda is one of seven PBF executives in the Greenwich headquarters at One Sound Shore Drive, including O’Malley, who had worked for Tosco, Premcor or both.

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If not oil, golf?

If O’Malley ever retires from the oil-refining business, he might have a future in golf course development.

In March, the Palm Beach Post said O’Malley bought the Ironhorse Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., at federal bankruptcy auction for $2.85 million. Palm Beach County property records listed the 2009 market value of the 113-acre golf course and country club at $5.86 million.

O’Malley owns a Worth Avenue condo in Palm Beach and recently bought two Palm City golf courses, the Post reported. His waterfront home in Greenwich was assessed at more than $16 million on the 2009 Grand List.

He was not born into wealth. Raised in New York City, O’Malley paid for his education at Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y., by driving a taxi on weekends and a school bus for a private school on weekdays, according to a 2001 article in the New York Times.

After he graduated in 1963, a friend’s uncle helped him get a job working in the mailroom of Philipp Brothers, a commodities-trading company. After 10 years in the company’s European operations, he was running the company’s energy business.

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O’Malley, Thomas [MC1963]

[JR: And an interesting read!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 23 2010 1:37 PM

JBLOGGER: Jasper “OwnItLiveIt” [MC2009] does BX race


Saturday, May 22, 2010
BX Biathlon Review April 2010

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I jumped up to try to catch her, but a combo of stopping from running fast, being frozen, and then cramping from popping up, I could’t catch her. The good thing was, was that I closed the gap but she picked it up even more at the end. She eventually only beat me by 1 minute. That was a great race because I really pushed myself despite the weather. I coulda used the rain as an xcuse, but since I felt good, no knee pain, no stiches, no stomach gastro issues, I pushed. I pushed and ganed both mentally + phycially and it sure did help me with long branch :)

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Jasper “OwnItLiveIt” [MC2009?]

[JR: OK, fellow Jasper detectives, I'd like a name please! Probably 2009 graduate in exercise science.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 23 2010 3:37 PM

JEMAIL: Bottlik, Geza (MC1960) feels that Chuck Schilling should be 60 or 60½!

Re: Chuck Schilling

Hi: Chuck Schilling was officially the class of ’61, BME, although those of us he went to classes with consider him part of the first ME class, 1960. And of course are very aware of his fine play at second base!

Geza Bottlik, BME, 1960

[JR: Thanks! As far as I'm concerned, we can place him where ever it best fits. I just try for the right decade, but Mike insists I try to get the 3s and 8s right. Wonder why I haven't heard this before. There's so much DIKW locked up out there. We have to get our fellow Jaspers to dribble some on the keyboards before it's lost. Hmmm, maybe if I put an "adult refreshment" near the keyboard that might attract them?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 23 2010 6:59 PM

JLINKEDIN: Roggiero, Anne Marie [MC2001] AE at MSRI


Roggiero, Anne Marie [MC2001]
Account Executive at MSRI, The Richards Organization
Marketing and Advertising Professional
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Specialties: adobe photoshop, advertising, billing, budgeting, customer relations, customer service, macintosh, microsoft excel, microsoft office, microsoft outlook express, microsoft powerpoint, microsoft publisher, microsoft windows, microsoft word, newspaper/print advertising, print media, quark, real estate, reconciling, scheduling,

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 23 2010 8:14 PM

JOBIT: Curcio, Msgr. Ralph V. [MC1976 RIP]


Msgr. Ralph V. Curcio …

… who served as pastor and parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mercy parish in Port Chester, died May 9 at White Plains Hospital. He was 77.

Archbishop Dolan offered the Funeral Mass May 14 at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Msgr. John B. Sullivan, a former pastor of St. Mary’s in the Bronx, was the homilist.

Msgr. Curcio was pastor of Our Lady of Mercy from 1996 to 2007, and he was parochial vicar there from 1989 to 1996. He also served for many years as an Army chaplain. Msgr. Curcio was pastor of Our Lady of Mercy during its 150th anniversary celebration in 2004. Along with the festivities, the church was freshly painted and its rose window, bell tower and roof were repaired. At the parish, Msgr. Curcio “was busy all the time,” said Msgr. Sullivan, a seminary classmate. “Any time I saw him, he was always going someplace. He was on a mission all the time.” Recalling their seminary days, he told CNY that Msgr. Curcio was always on time, and at the seminary he had the job of “regulator,” with the duty of ringing bells for the seminarians to wake up, pray, start classes and begin meals. “He just loved being a priest,” Msgr. Sullivan said. “He was particularly fond of helping the sick. He did a lot of hospital work,” which fit Msgr. Curcio’s unassuming and quiet personality. “He just went about doing his work,” Msgr. Sullivan said.

Msgr. Curcio served as parochial vicar of Infant Savior in Pine Bush, 1968-1971 and 1967-1968; Our Lady of Grace in the Bronx, 1968; and St. Ann’s in Yonkers, 1961-1964. He briefly served as chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in Port Jervis in 1967. He served as a chaplain at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and as parochial vicar at St. Rose of Lima in Manhattan, from 1971 until 1989. He was a U.S. Army chaplain from 1964 until 1967, during which he served for a year in Vietnam. He was awarded the Air Medal for flying under combat conditions. In 1987 he was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He retired as a full colonel in 1993. After leaving Our Lady of Mercy parish in 2007, he served for two years as senior priest chaplain at White Plains Hospital, with residence at St. Bernard’s, White Plains.

Born in the Bronx, he attended Cathedral College in Manhattan before entering St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. He was ordained in 1961 and named a monsignor in 2006. He held a master’s degree in counseling from Manhattan College. He is survived by his sisters, Theresa Curcio and Ida Celentano. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla.

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Curcio, Msgr. Ralph V. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Msgr is a member of the Class of 1976.

   May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Curcio, Msgr. Ralph V. [MC1976 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 23 2010 11:22 PM
    * Updated: Tue, May 25 2010 9:11 AM

JLINKEDIN: D’Annunzio, Marc [MC2007] ProjEng at Edwards + Zuck


D’Annunzio, Marc [MC2007]
Project Engineer at Edwards & Zuck
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 24 2010 3:21 PM

JNEWS: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] author novel “The Man Who Never Returned”


Monday, May 24, 2010

Meet Peter Quinn, Author of THE MAN WHO NEVER RETURNED, at Book Expo America on May 26

Attention BEA Attendees! Peter Quinn, author of the forthcoming novel The Man Who Never Returned, will autograph advance reading copies on Wednesday, May 26, 1pm, at the BEA Autographing Area, Table 9.

Novelist, political historian, and foremost chronicler of New York City, Peter Quinn is the author of Banished Children of Eve, Hour of the Cat, and a collection of essays, Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America.

Quinn co-wrote the script for the 1987 television documentary “McSorley’s New York,” which was awarded a New York-area Emmy for “Outstanding Historical Programming.” He has participated as a guest commentator in several PBS documentaries, including “The Irish in America;” “New York: A Documentary Film;” “The Life and Times of Stephen Foster,” as well as the Academy Award-nominated film, “The Passion of Sister Rose.” He was an advisor on Martin Scorcese’s film “Gangs of New York.” He helped conceive and script the six-part documentary “The Road to the White House,” which aired on TG4, in Ireland, in 2009.

Along with his book writing, Quinn was the editor of The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society from 1986 to 1993. He has published articles and reviews in The New York Times, Commonweal, America, American Heritage, The Catholic Historical Review, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The L.A. Times, Eiré-Ireland, and in numerous other newspapers and journals. At present, Quinn is on the advisory boards of the American Irish Historical Society, NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, the Tenement Museum and the New York City Landmark Conservancy.

In 1979, Quinn was appointed to the staff of Governor Hugh Carey as chief speechwriter. He continued in that role under Governor Mario Cuomo, helping craft the Governor’s 1984 Democratic Convention speech and his address on religion and politics at Notre Dame University.

Peter Quinn joined Time Inc. as the chief speechwriter in 1985 and retired as corporate editorial director for Time Warner at the end of 2007. He received a B.A. from Manhattan College in 1969, an M.A. in history from Fordham University in 1974 and completed all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation. He was awarded a Ph.D., honoris causa, by Manhattan College in 2002.

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Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 24 2010 11:19 PM

JFOUND: Bailie, Sr. Ann [MC????] Albertus Magnus College honorary degree


Albertus Magnus College on Sunday, May 16, celebrated its 87th Commencement, awarding more than 700 undergraduate and graduate degrees in an outdoor ceremony in from of venerable Rosary Hall. Thousands of family members and friends cheered and applauded the graduating students and honorary degree recipients.

Awarded were 115 Associate degrees, 414 Bachelor degrees and 200 Master degrees. Among the jubilant new alumni are a father and son who received MBAs; a husband who earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree and his wife who earned a Bachelor of Science degree; a mother and daughter earning Bachelor’s degrees; father and daughter receiving Bachelor’s degrees; and many siblings completing various degree programs.

Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, pastor of the Beulah Heights Pentecostal and recipient of an Albertus honorary degree in 2003, gave the charge to the graduates and the benediction.

Biographies and citations for the 2010 honorary degree recipients– Carl A. Anderson, Sister Ann Bailie, O.P., Jane Nady Sigmon ’70 and Lula White—follow.

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Dominican Sister of Peace, administrator and master teacher, Sister Ann Bailie has led a dedicated life of service as an active and committed member of her religious congregation. During four decades at Albertus Magnus College, she has personified the Dominican Order’s motto: to contemplate and to share with others the fruits of contemplation.

A passionate New Yorker, Sister Ann was born and grew up in Manhattan, attending schools where she was taught and inspired by Dominican Sisters. She attended St. Vincent Ferrer Elementary School and Dominican Academy. Both provided a solid academic and spiritual foundation, which would one day change the course of her life. After two years at Hunter College of the City of New York, she made the decision to join the Dominican Order. She received her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and went on to earn a master’s degree in French Language and Literature from Université Laval in Québec City; she also completed advanced studies in French literature at New York University.

Prior to coming to Albertus, Sister Ann was a secondary school principal, and teacher of French, science and math for many years. Here at the College, she is an associate professor of French, and has chaired both the French and foreign language departments; in recent years, she has eloquently engaged numbers of Albertus students in the study of the humanities.

Sister Ann Bailie held a Yale University Visiting Faculty Fellowship and studied in Paris on a Fulbright U.S. Government Fellowship. Over the years, this professor extraordinaire and thoughtful member of the Albertus community of scholars has inspired and mentored countless students in the College’s day and evening programs. She has transmitted her enthusiasm for languages and other cultures, especially her beloved French, to students of all ages. Sister Ann’s complete dedication to the adventure of education has made the academic journey of her students one that inspires both lifelong learning and personal joie de vivre.


Sister Ann Bailie, O.P., member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and associate professor of French and chair of the Department of Foreign Language at Albertus Magnus College, you have led a life of service to others and have done so with good humor and sensitivity. You have taught, encouraged, nurtured and inspired students of all ages here at Albertus.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, one of the patron saints of this College, wrote in his great work the Summa Theologica: “Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.” You, Sister Ann, are, indeed the personification of these ideals.”

Degree Citation

Sister Ann Bailie, Dominican Sister of Peace, we at Albertus say mille fois merci for your selfless devotion and faithful service to your religious congregation and to this College.

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Bailie, Sr. Ann [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 25 2010 12:14 AM

JLINKEDIN: Lucas, Charlie [MC2004] Enterprise Data Management Specialist at IBM


Lucas, Charlie [MC2004]
Enterprise Data Management Specialist at IBM
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary: 5+ year experience selling IT solutions while managing several Brand Specialty Representatives, 20 Telesales Representatives, 50+ Business partners into 3000+ accounts. Business and relationship manager for IBM Software in Mid Market Accounts across all Industries with focus on selling solutions across all functional areas of IBM Software Portfolio: storage and information management, security and access control, eCommerce, portals and collaboration technologies, application development lifecycle tools and process technologies, application servers and middleware, and systems management tools. I have recently developed sales plans focusing on new IBM products that are in the early adoptive stages to the market.

Specialties: Creation and execution of sales strategy for IBM software portfolio for major accounts. Product portfolio includes database and information managementaq, people collaboration tools and portals, business integration infrastructure, systems management, application development tools and application servers.

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 25 2010 2:45 PM

MFOUND: 1900 Players



Item condition: –

Time left: 13h 52m 9s (May 26, 201019:02:20 PDT)

Bid history: 4 bids[Refresh bidhistory]

Current bid: US $4.53

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Mulchay, Jack [MC????]

O?, Robert J [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 26 2010 8:28 AM

JOBIT: Sullivan, Donald F. [MC1940 RIP]


Col. Donald F. Sullivan (1919 – 2010)
13 May, 1919 – 23 May, 2010

Donald F. Sullivan, longtime resident of Ventura County, celebrated his 91st birthday with family on the 15th of May, fell ill on the 19th while traveling to the East Coast, and died peacefully at home on the 23rd, one day after his 67th wedding anniversary with his beloved Helen.

Colonel Sullivan was born and raised on Staten Island, learned to love the Yankees early, earned an engineering degree from Manhattan College (1940), and joined the Marine Corps after Pearl Harbor. He served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict.

After his war service he joined the Department of Defense at Point Mugu and rose to Technical Director of the Naval Missile Center. He was a graduate of the Harvard University School of Business Management.

Donald was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight of the Oxnard Council #750. Retiring in 1972, “Papa” Sullivan devoted his time to a growing number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, multiple charities, and travel with his family and friends. He was especially fond of traveling to Europe and Asia with Helen and his brother, Jack, and sister-in-law, Ginny.

Donald is survived by his wife, Helen, of 67 years; sister, Betty of Naples, Fla.; five children: Peter (Marie) of Larkspur, John (Mary Ellen) of Torrance, Donald (Genevieve) of San Francisco, Kathi (Jim) of Ventura, and Betsy (Michael) of La Canada; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. with the Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at Reardon’s Funeral Home located at 757 E. Main St., Ventura. The Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 28 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church located at 3175 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. The burial services will immediately follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery located at 2370 North H Street in Oxnard. Reception will be held after the interment.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Catholic Charities, 303 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001-1961, or a charity of your choice.

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Sullivan, Donald F. [MC1940 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/waQo

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 26 2010 8:36 AM

JFOUND: Coyne, Shaun J. [MC????] Insurance exec lists Palos Verdes 5BD


Insurance exec lists Palos Verdes 5BD by Ryan Anderson, published May 25, 2010

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Shaun J. Coyne and Priscilla Coyne have listed for sale a five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home at 2300 Via La Brea in Palos Verdes Estates {Privacy Invoked}.

The Coynes bought the property for {Privacy Invoked} million in June 2002. The 4,778-square-foot house was built in 2001 at Central Palos Verdes Estates. Raju Chhabria of Shorewood Realtors Inc. is the listing agent.

Mr. Coyne is chief information officer at State Fund, a California-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance. Before joining State Fund in 2009, he was vice president and chief information officer of Toyota Financial Services in Torrance. He also worked for General Electric as vice president and chief technical officer.

He earned his B.S. in computer information systems and marketing from Manhattan College.

According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 105 home sales in Palos Verdes Real Estates during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $1.3 million.

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Coyne, Shaun J. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 26 2010 9:10 AM

JHQ: June 4-6, 2010 reunion weekend

June 4-6, 2010

The alumni relations office is proud to welcome you back to Manhattan College for your upcoming Reunion Weekend celebration. Please join us for all or part of an exciting events lineup planned for you, your family and friends. Visit our webpage at www.manhattan.edu/reunion to plan your return to the College so that you can thoroughly enjoy the campus, the neighborhood, and, most importantly, reconnect with classmates and other alumni.

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 26 2010 1:09 PM

JLINKEDIN: Graham, Christopher [MC????] Investment Consultant at Citigroup


Graham, Christopher [MC????]
Investment Consultant at Citigroup
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Summary: To utilize my professional skills and experience along with my educational achievements, allowing me to successfully transition into a financial market analysis career.

Specialties: budgeting, business development, corporate finance, credit, customer relations, fixed income, funds, investments, marketing, microsoft excel, microsoft office 98, modeling, relationship management, sales,

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 26 2010 2:35 PM

JBLOGGER: Dorn, Philip [MC2010] will teach English in South Korea


26 May 2010
Moving Forward

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I find it hard to explain how I feel about leaving Manhattan College after four years. I will let someone else do it for me:

So you’re scared and you’re thinking
that maybe we ain’t that young anymore
-Bruce Springsteen

And so I move on to summer. Filled with no expectations, only possibilities. Then, I will land in South Korea and my journey will begin. Until next time.


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After four incredible years at Manhattan College, I will be spending three hundred and sixty-five days in South Korea teaching English and traveling around Asia. This blog is a way for me to share my experiences, thoughts, and pictures with you. I’ll be seeing you.

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Dorn, Philip [MC2010]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 26 2010 10:30 PM

JNEWS: Wilson, Toyelle [MC2003] Prairie View A+M U women bball head coach


Wilson Elevated To Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 06:31 PM
Prairie View A&M University Athletic Director Fred Washington announced today the promotion of Toyelle Wilson to head coach of the women’s basketball team.

“We’re glad to have been able to retain Coach Wilson and are excited about the future of our women’s basketball program,” said Washington. “Wilson has been a part of all the success we’ve had and is deserving of a chance to show everyone her ability to coach on this level.”

Prior to accepting the position of head coach, Wilson spent the past four seasons as the top assistant coach for the Lady Panthers and played a large role in Prairie View A&M’s success with four consecutive postseason appearances, three straight Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season titles, two NCAA Tournament and two Women’s NIT berths. Off the court, Wilson was involved in all aspects of the program with special emphasis on recruiting, the development of the team’s perimeter players, scouting, film breakdown, game strategy and operations such as team travel.

“I’m unbelievably excited to be the head coach at Prairie View A&M University,” stated Wilson. “It’s an incredible opportunity that I’ve been given by Mr. Washington and our President Dr. Wright and I’m honored they felt I was the right person to continue the success of this program. I take that honor very seriously, and I’m going to work incredibly hard to prove them and others right while continuing to build on the success that we’ve had over the last four years.”

No stranger to turnarounds, Wilson coached three seasons at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa. and played an integral role in the program’s ascension during her tenure. In only her second season on staff, RMU finished 20-10 and performed the third-biggest turnaround in NCAA history among teams after one season play. In addition, it only marked the third time in program history that Robert Morris had tallied a 20-win season.

A native of Camden, N.J., Wilson holds a bachelor’s in business management from Manhattan College in 2003 and was a four-year letterwinner on the court. As a freshman, Wilson started 18-of-29 games for the Lady Jaspers and capped off her career in 2002-03 by leading Manhattan to an NCAA Tournament berth and a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship with a 20-10 overall and 15-3 MAAC record. She also served as team captain during her stint and earned Defensive Player of the Year honors.

“Coach Wilson has been a part of championship teams as a student-athlete in college and a coach,” said Assistant Athletic Director for Female Sports Alicia Pete. “Based on her knowledge and wisdom of the game, I anticipate she’ll continue to uphold the winning tradition she has helped establish during her tenure at Prairie View A&M.”

Wilson, 28, is one of the youngest NCAA Division I head women’s coaches in the country.

“Lastly, I would like to thank Coach (Cynthia) Cooper-Dyke,” added Wilson. “She trusted in me and all the things I could bring and do for her and the team when I arrived 4 years ago. She has taught me so much that I will take with me as I lead my team in the future and in life. I am so grateful to have had her in my life and words can never explain how valuable she has been not only as a mentor but as a friend. She told me that she believes I will do an awesome job.”

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Wilson, Toyelle [MC2003]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 26 2010 10:47 PM
    * Updated: Thu, May 27 2010 4:29 AM

JOBIT: Murphy, Jeremiah Patrick (Jerry) [MC1957 RIP] by Walsh, Joe (MC1958)

Hi John, I believe Jerry Murphy graduated from Manhattan in 1957, the business school.

P.S. My email domain has changed from {Privacy Invoked} to {Privacy Invoked}. Thanks

Joe Walsh, ‘58A

[JR: No, Joe, THANK YOU. I’d have never seen this because it didn’t mention MC. That’s why we need “eyeballs” aot mechanical searches. And, I won’t even nag you about the need to have an eternal email address tied to a domain you own. :-) … Well maybe a little bit.]

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SAVANNAH – Jeremiah Patrick Murphy (Jerry) passed away peacefully at Savannah Hospice House on May 25, 2010 after a brief illness of brain cancer.

Jerry is survived by Mary Lyons Murphy, his devoted wife of almost 45 years, and one daughter, Mary Frances Murphy of Savannah and his special companion Tigger (“cat”); cousins Kathleen Keely, Sally Anne and Tom Quinn and Jack McGauvran and wife Kathy and many dear friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by his parents Ann and Jeremiah Murphy of Inwood on the Hudson, New York. Jerry and Mary were both born and raised in New York City. They met while Jerry was with Ford Motor Corporation and she with General Motors. Later, Jerry would join General Motors, where he rose to zone manager of Buick Motor Division, serving in the New York, Pittsburgh and Atlanta zones. Jerry retired after 30-plus year career with GM. Jerry continued his involvement with the automobile business, having been summoned to work on special projects with dealers for several years beyond his retirement.

In 2001, Jerry and his family moved from Atlanta to The Landings, in Savannah, Georgia. Jerry developed a love for the South during his youth, having lived in Alabama for a time while his father was completing officer’s training school with the Army. He relished the times GM would transfer him to Georgia. Jerry loved being a Southerner but proudly maintained a “bit” of his New York accent.

Jerry will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and wonderful loyal friend. Those who knew Jerry knew that he was a very intelligent gentle man with a great sense of humor. His dry wit frequently caught his friends off guard.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 26 from 5pm to 7 pm at Fox and Weeks’ Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass celebrating the life of Jeremiah Patrick Murphy will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 10am at St. James the Less, Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, Georgia followed by interment at The Catholic Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, GA 31406 or Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News May 27, 2010 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .

Published in Savannah Morning News from May 26 to May 27, 2010


Murphy, Jeremiah Patrick (Jerry) [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/SRFn

    * Posted on: Thu, May 27 2010 12:07 PM

JLINKEDIN: Sanchez, Edwin [MC2002] Latin America BusMgr at Cheil Worldwide


Sanchez, Edwin [MC2002]
Latin America Business Manager at Cheil Worldwide Inc.
Greater New York City Area

    Manhattan College
    BA , Marketing (E-Commerce) , 1998 — 2002

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 27 2010 3:20 PM

JNEWS: McLoughlin, John J. [MC1971 RIP] remembered


Soft Gel Mourns Loss of John McLoughlin, Sales Director
2010-05-27 – Soft Gel Technologies

Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. sadly announced the loss of John McLoughlin, their Sales Director of 11 years. McLoughlin, 69, of New Milford, CT, died on May 19, 2010, at at his residence. His career in the natural products industry began almost 30 years ago. His sales experience at Banner Pharmacaps proved to be an invaluable resource for his tenure at Soft Gel Technologies. He was beloved by both co-workers and customers.

“John was a true friend and an invaluable asset to our company,” said Steve Holtby, President and CEO of Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. “He treated everyone with respect and wasn’t afraid to share his sense of humor. Most importantly, he served as a mentor to those he worked with, especially within our Sales Department. We feel fortunate to have such a wonderful man be a part of our team. He will be sorely missed by all of us.”

“John was a tenacious salesperson, but he did it with kindness and finesse,” said Diane Hembree, Vice President, Sales Administration of Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. “I admired his work ethic and the way he’d foster relationships with every single person he met. Most of all, he was a long-time friend and co-worker. I will miss him.”

McLoughlin was born in New York City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Manhattan College in New York City. Having New York roots shaped his choice of sport teams; he was an avid Giants and Yankees fan. He was proud of his Irish Catholic heritage, and had plans of becoming a priest until he met his wife, Margaret, known as “Gretta”. McLoughlin was a devoted father and grandfather, as well. He is survived by his wife, four children: Jennifer, Kevin, Michelle, and Danny, four grandchildren, and countless numbers of loving family, friends and associates in the U.S. and Ireland. He was predeceased by a son, Brendan. Services were held on May 21, 2010 at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, New Milford.

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Holtby added, “John’s legacy lives on at Soft Gel. We will always think of him when the Notre Dame Victory March song plays, as this was his cell phone ringtone.”

About Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. ®

Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a leading contract manufacturer providing specialty soft gelatin encapsulation capabilities exclusively to the dietary supplement industry. It is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA, and was founded in 1995. The portfolio of unique patented ingredients, proprietary production technologies, global sourcing and ability to provide a full range of product development and marketing services allow us to provide a distinct advantage to our business partners. For additional information, please refer to www.soft-gel.com or contact us at (800) 360-7484.

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McLoughlin, John J. [MC1971 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 27 2010 4:08 PM

JNEWS: Pirone, Thomas [MC????] for Berkeley Heights Town Council on June 8th


Berkeley Heights news »
Pirone cites experience on Town Council
By Independent Press
May 27, 2010, 9:20AM

The following statement was submitted by Thomas Pirone, candidate in the contested Republican Primary for Berkeley Heights Town Council.

Thomas Pirone and Kevin Hayes are running for Town Council in the Republican Primary on Tuesday June 8. The polls will be open from 6 a.m.to 8 p.m.

Tom Pirone is an Assistant Vice President – Manager at Moody’s Investors Service. He continues to work with their Public Finance group, has experience in contract negotiation, project management, and business analysis. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. He has lived in Berkeley Heights for 14 years with his wife and children. Tom is a Boy Scout Merit Badge Councilor in the District for Citizenship in the Community, Nation, and World, as well as Carpentry. He has volunteered at service projects in our town such as the “Suburban Chamber of Commerce Clean Up Day” picking up roadside trash. Tom Pirone has served on the Berkeley Heights: Town Council for one year, Office of Emergency Management for 2 years, Planning Board for four years, and the Master Plan Subcommittee.

Tom and Kevin believe the council should be a strong steward of the community’s finances. This means being efficient and responsible with taxpayer dollars. The Council should require tight expenditure controls, conservative revenue forecasting, and long term planning. Tom Pirone is trained in municipal finance, budgeting, and planning.

As Councilman, Mr. Pirone’s suggestions resulted in budget reductions. While in office, services were not substantially cut, police cars with high mileage were replaced, six streets were repaved, and worn parts were replaced at the sewage treatment plant. This combined with shopping for more cost effective insurance and other cost reductions made for a reasonable balance between infrastructure investment and cost containment, minimizing taxes without reducing services.

To measure the effectiveness of a councilman you need to examine more than the voting record. You should look at the initiative shown and the results delivered. While on the Council Mr. Pirone found NJ tuition assistance for our Fire and Rescue volunteers’ families. He also helped stop the expansion of Exit 43 off Interstate 78 by lobbying NJTPA and county officials. He requested the Administrator have Public Works perform minor repairs to the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad building, and to conduct a ceremony honoring returning war veterans.

As Council Representative to the Planning Board Tom Pirone voted for initiatives to bring jobs and tax dollars to Berkeley Heights. He voted to construct the Loreal Headquarters and LifeTime Fitness in town that now bring in enough money through property taxes put 40 children through school, and pay for a few municipal employees every year. The taxes these two buildings contribute pay for much more services than they consume. Mr. Pirone has served on the Berkeley Heights Planning Board for the past 4 years and was a key member in updating the Master Plan that called for less housing density at the edges of downtown and lower building heights downtown which both keep Berkeley Heights suburban.

Please vote for responsible and reasonable governance on Tuesday June 8; vote Thomas Pirone and Kevin Hayes for Town Council and Joe Bruno for Mayor. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m..

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 27 2010 4:17 PM

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) opines on job search



I need Help getting a job?

i really need a good job. I wanna work as a receptionist but its hard because i have No Experience. im a full time student at an Manhattan College so i dont have time to have a job. But i would like to have one. i dont have experience but i am great with people and im patient, always on time,i just need help…What should i do??

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Best Answer – Chosen by Voters

Well having worked full time while I went to school full time, (and dated full time and did lots of partying full time, great life in school), it not easy to get everything done.

Having said that get over to the Placement Office, if your “manhattan college” is the same as my “manhattan college” (i.e., manhattan dot edu), the go see Ms. Apel and Ms. Blocker are get their advice. If it’s a different “manhattan college”, the names will be different but all schools have the same functions.

If you want to do it yourself, take a stroll up and down Broadway and Riverdale Avenue at a non busy time and stop and chat with each business owner.

Then take the yellow pages for Riverdale and call all the places that might use a receptionist.

Finally, register with some of the day work places in the vicinity of the college. Go for the day work nearby and see what you can learn.

You may want to also chat with Marketing Prof (Predmore if manhattan dot edu; different name if not), to give you some more ideas how to market yourself.

Congrats on seeking employment now. It will benefit you later, when you graduate, and want to get a real job.

Remember, I think: Success for your generation is: (1) ruthless financial discipline — no bad debt; (2) a life long interest in learning — education — a degree — they can’t take it away from you; (3) a NON-OFFSHORABLE white collar job in order to save big bux; (4) a blue collar skill for hard times — never saw a poor plumber; (5) one or more internet based businesses — your store is always open; (6) a free time hobby that generates income; and (7) a large will-maintained network of people who can “help” you.

So build that network now.

Good luck,


First hand knowledge of manhattan college faculty and staff

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[JR: Just sharing my opinion on anyone who mentions: MC. Doesn't even have to be OUR mc. ROFL? At least a lol!]

[JR: P.S. "Best -- voted by readers" is the result of ONE vote. Not me!]

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    * Posted on: Thu, May 27 2010 9:08 PM

JOBIT: Gildea, John Peter [MC1936 RIP]


John Peter Gildea
(Asbury Park Press)


John Peter Gildea, 96, of Sea Girt, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation, Wall, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New York City, John lived in Bronx, N.Y. before moving to Teaneck, where he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bogota. While a parishioner of St. Joseph’s, he was president of the Holy Name Society and developed the parish’s CCD Program into a full school of religion. He was active in the Player’s Guild and the Knights of Columbus. In 1974, they moved to Sea Girt and became an active member of St. Mark’s Church, where he was active in the Evangelization Program and the Holy Name Society. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, Class of 1936, where he was a member of it’s Honor Fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Pi. He began his career as an accountant with Caltex Oil Company. He joined the war effort as a Special Agent with the Treasury Department as Special Agent in Foreign Funds Control. He retired as supervisor and special agent in the Internal Revenue Service after 30 years to accept an assignment as Special Agent with the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation where he served until 1976.

John was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary Ellen Kean Gildea; his brother, William Gildea; and his sisters, Anne Maguire and Rose Reichert. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary O’Day Gildea; three daughters, Mary Cashman, Barbara Grosso, and Jeanne Gildea; 10 grandchildren, James, Gregory, Kevin and Timothy Cashman, Maureen Cashman Klein, Frank, Robert, Christopher, Charles and Paul Grosso; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 28 at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35, Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 215 Crescent Parkway, Sea Girt. Entombment will follow in St. Catharine’s Mausoleum, Wall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471 or Christian Brothers Academy, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. For more information and condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 28, 2010


Gildea, John Peter [MC1936 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/HJPr

    * Posted on: Fri, May 28 2010 6:51 AM

MFOUND: Vintage 9″ Felt Manhattan College Pennant on eBay


eBay: Find Vintage 9″ Felt College Pennant MANHATTAN COLLEGE in the Collectibles

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 28 2010 7:02 AM

JEMAIL: Gildea, Bill (MC1962) reports Gildea, John [MC1936 RIP]

I am saddened to advise you that my Uncle, John Gildea, Manhattan ’36, passed away yesterday at the age of 96, He was also a graduate of the Prep.

Uncle John served as an Agent for the US Treasury Dept. and later for the State of NJ.

He is survived by his wife Mary and daughters, Mary, Barbara and Jean.

He has been a long time supporter of the College, the Prep and the Christian Brothers and the family has asked that in lieu of flowers etc, donations be made to Manhattan College, the Prep and/or Christian Brothers Acadamy in his memory.

Bill Gildea ’62

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[JR: I caught the obit and recognized the name, but didn't make the connection. Sorry for your loss. And for all our loss. Would have liked to capture all his MC experience.]


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    * Posted on: Fri, May 28 2010 1:11 PM
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JLINKEDIN: Badinelli, Martin Sr. [MC1987] GM at The Tuxedo Club


Badinelli, Martin Sr. [MC1987]
General Manager at The Tuxedo Club
Greater New York City Area
Recreational Facilities and Services

Certified Chief Executive, 2008
CMAA Honor Society, 2004
Certified Club Manager, 1998
Recertified 2000, 2005, 2010
Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Candlewood Lk. Council  

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 28 2010 2:41 PM

JLINKEDIN: Mischuk-O’Brien, Mia [MC1985] Freelance Writer


Mischuk-O’Brien, Mia [MC1985]
Freelance Writer, Editor & Owner of CaffCon Copywriting, and Editor at North Jersey Media Group
Greater New York City Area
Writing and Editing

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    * Posted on: Sat, May 29 2010 2:46 PM

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

By reinkefj

Tennis Titan = Briscoe, Tom (MP1964MC1968)

I can attest to the MP; not to the MC, he wasn’t a injineer. But seems to have turned out OK anyway. As far as “titaning tennis”, it’s outside my scope of expertise. But, following my usual rules, “one should never bet on or bet with anything that talks”. So nothing Tom does would surprise me.

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 23 2010 11:14 PM

Comment on JOBIT: McLoughlin, John J. [MC1971 RIP] 

By Jim Manning

I was an old associate of John from the Bronx. I manage a web site dedicated to nostalgia re Saints Peter & Paul graduates. See the link at the end of this message. I hope the link does not kill this message. I was wondering if you had any access to photographs of John while at Manhattan College from Yearbooks etc. Any extension of your comments would also be welcome if you know John personally. Here is the link.


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    * Posted on: Thu, May 27 2010 6:59 PM

ENDNOTE: Making tough decisions


Incompatible With Life? Some Children Die in Abortions, But Bella is Now Two
by Rick Santorum
May 5, 2010

LifeNews.com Note: Rick Santorum represented Pennsylvania as a member of the House and then the Senate. He was the sponsor of the partial-birth abortion ban and is widely considered one of the pro-life leaders in Congress during his tenure. He is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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“Incompatible with life.” The doctor’s words kept echoing in my head as I held my sobbing wife, Karen, just four days after the birth of our eighth child, Isabella Maria.

Bella was born with three No. 18 chromosomes, rather than the normal two. The statistics were heartbreaking: About 90 percent of children with the disorder, known as trisomy 18, die before or during birth, and 90 percent of those who survive die within the first year.

Bella was baptized that day, and then we spent every waking hour at her bedside, giving her a lifetime’s worth of love and care. However, not only did she not die; she came home in just 10 days.

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Next week, we will mark Bella’s second birthday. Over these two years, we have endured two close brushes with death, lots of sleepless nights, more than a month in CHOP’s intensive care unit, and the constant anxiety that the next day could be our little girl’s last.

And yet we have also been inspired – by her fighting spirit, and by the miracle of seeing our little flower blossom into a loving, joyful child who is at the center of our family life.

Most children with trisomy 18 diagnosed in the womb are aborted. Most who survive birth are given hospice care until they die. In these cases, doctors advise parents that these disabled children will die young or be a burden to them and society. But couldn’t the same be said of many healthy children?

All children are a gift that comes with no guarantees. While Bella’s life may not be long, and though she requires our constant care, she is worth every tear.

Living with Bella has been a course in character and virtue. She makes us better. And it’s not just our family; she enriches every life she touches. In the end, isn’t that what every parent hopes for his or her child?

Happy birthday, Isabella!

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[JR: As a pro-life little L libertarian, these are the tough calls. It's a balance between the resources spent preserving Bella's life versus using those resources to help others. The false choice is that "the resources" would be wasted by the gooferment; not spent for a "more important" purpose. (Learned that in Father Ritter's Theology class. Got another D! Must have missed his main point. Or, maybe he didn't like injineers. But, he did teach about false choices in moral questions. I remember that!) Bella has a right to life. One thing is obvious to me: the gooferment's "one size fits all" laws are the wrong way to address these difficult moral problems. Her parents were entrusted with her care by the Creator. The gooferment should step aside. As long as their, or anyone's, decisions are carefully, reasonably, and even prayerfully considered, we should respect them. I'm not going to critique anyone. And, thank that Creator, that I don't have to make those decisions. Happy birthday, Isabella!]

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"