JASPER JOTTINGS Week 30 - 2010 July 25  

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




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POSITRACTION: Steinbrenner was equally reserved in matters of charity


Yankees owner George Steinbrenner remembered as intense figure with charitable heart
12:39 AM PDT, July 14, 2010

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A media hound when it came to baseball matters, Steinbrenner was equally reserved in matters of charity. And he gave plenty — especially in his adopted hometown of Tampa.

Steinbrenner had no connection to Virginia Tech, but after a gunman killed 32 students on the campus in 2007 he donated $1 million to the “Hokies Spirit Memorial Fund” and sent the Yankees to Blacksburg, Va., for an exhibition game.

“To respond to a need as he did and put it into action tells me everything about what kind of a human being he was,” Virginia Tech baseball coach Pete Hughes said. “It was an immediate response, too, by him — ‘How can we help them?’ — and within 24 hours, the logistics of that game was being talked about.”

A graduate of Williams College, Steinbrenner, nonetheless, funded the Ohio State marching band for years — his name is on a campus building.

“Mr. Steinbrenner and his wife were the driving force behind the new marching band facility in Ohio Stadium,” said Jon Waters, assistant band director. “We will always remember George Steinbrenner’s love of music and his love of the Ohio State University marching band.”

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It was interesting.

In the past, some folks had nothing good to say about him. Now they praise him. I know the rule is to say nothing ill of the dead, but I don’t understand that. Pray for the sou, but be honest and true to your own beliefs. If I’m a Swell Old Boy when I’m alive, then why lie and say I was a saint after I’m dead?

And, one thing I did like about the fellow, other than his focus on “winning”, was his charity. Never “rub your nose in it”. But it was interesting how Yankee Stadium was always available for a good cause. I ave no idea if that was by accident or on orders form the top, but it just seemed to happen. I remember reading through the years more than one terminally ill kid getting special treatment at Yankee stadium. Could be selective memory or it could have been orders from “the Boss”.

And, of course, we all were educated in the powers of a limited partner by George. “There’s nothing more limited than a limited partner in the Yankees.” — the late sports executive John McMullen,

But the lesson of The Boss George was, imho, charity.

Quietly done as you see the need with a minimum of fuss.

That’s eternal.

p.s., I think Steinbrenner signed first black head coach of a US pro sports team: John McClendon, Cleveland Pipers

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 18 2010 12:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: Arnold, Colleen M. [MC1994] AsstDir Water Div at City of Wilmington


Arnold, Colleen M. [MC1994]
Asst. Water Division Director at City of Wilmington
Greater Philadelphia Area

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 18 2010 8:54 PM

JLINKEDIN: Dillon, James V. [MC????] Senior capital markets professional


Dillon, James V. [MC????]
Senior capital markets professional: int. rate derivatives, struc. finance., risk mgt, mortgages, credit, insurance
Greater New York City Area
Capital Markets

Summary: I have 20+ years experience, primarily as a senior originator, structurer and transactor, in the interest rate derivatives, structured finance and mortgage sectors for two banks and the financial products sub of an insurance company. I also have extensive commercial real estate experience prior to entering the securities industry.

Specialties: Interest rate derivatives, structured finance, credit markets, risk management, insurance, commercial real estate, (re)insurance

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 19 2010 3:59 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) sends in a 1910 NYT MC story

Dear John,

   I have limited access to the computer now. An old friend sent me the attached. Interesting!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Glad you have any access and are OK enough to use it.]

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From: Mike’s Old Friend
Date: July 19, 2010 8:11:14 PM EDT
To: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Subject: Old New York Times stories


I recently found on the internet a site that allows you to read OLD New York Times stories. Lot of trivia. Here’s one such item.


Attached: 1910 NYT MC story



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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 19 2010 11:30 PM

JNEWS: Leon, Vincent J. [MC????] National Sales Manager at Mirae Asset GlobInv


Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) Appoints Vincent J. Leon as National Sales Manager

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ — Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC , a unit of emerging markets expert Mirae Asset Global Investments (Hong Kong) Ltd., announced today that Vincent J. Leon, AAMS®, has joined the firm in the newly created position of National Sales Manager.

Mirae Asset has over $57 billion in assets under management, of which $36 billion is invested in emerging markets equities, making it one of the largest emerging markets equity investors worldwide. As National Sales Manager, Mr. Leon will help drive the firm’s expansion into the U.S. retail market, building its strategic accounts and sales teams to bring Mirae Asset’s planned suite of emerging markets products to retail investors through financial intermediaries. With the addition of Mr. Leon as National Sales Manager, Mirae Asset (USA) has added depth to its senior sales team, with Timothy Hill continuing as Head of North American Sales. “Vince is a proven sales executive with experience in serving wirehouses and banks, as well as regional broker-dealers and independent advisors,” said Jay (Hun Jun) Jang, President and CEO of Mirae Asset (USA). “As the appetite for emerging markets investment continues to grow, we are building our U.S. sales and marketing organization to deliver Mirae Asset’s focused expertise in emerging markets investing to U.S. investors.”

Mr. Leon joins Mirae Asset (USA) with over 13 years of industry experience, most recently at GE Asset Management. While at GE Asset Management, Mr. Leon held roles as Regional Sales Director and Head of Internal Sales and Service. Previously, he spent eight years in a series of progressively senior sales positions at Legg Mason Asset Management.

Mr. Leon has earned the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (SM) (AAMS®) designation and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College.

Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC

Established in 2008, Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC (www.miraeasset.com) is a registered investment advisor focused on providing investors with access to emerging markets investment expertise in both the institutional and retail markets.

Founded in 1997, Mirae Asset Global Investments is one of the largest asset management firms in Korea with over 160 emerging market investment professionals working in key markets including Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, the U.K., the U.S. and Vietnam. The firm is one of the largest emerging markets managers globally with over $57 billion in assets under management, as of March 31, 2010.

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Leon, Vincent J. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 20 2010 2:15 PM

JLINKEDIN: Cedrone, Anthony [MC2001] Manager at Con Edison


Cedrone, Anthony [MC2001]
Manager at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 20 2010 3:04 PM

JLINKEDIN: Gandolfo, Celeste [MC1985] Glob Port Spec at Fujitsu Computer Sys


Gandolfo, Celeste [MC1985]
Global Portfolio Specialist at Fujitsu Computer Systems
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 21 2010 3:08 PM

JOBIT: McDonald, Gerald Charles [MC???? RIP]


Gerald Charles McDonald Ph.D.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Gerald Charles McDonald Ph.D., a resident of Rochester, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Friday, July 16, 2010 while on vacation in New York City.

He was born in Bronx, N.Y., on December 28, 1939, to Charles and Helen (Corbett). He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Marianne; his brother, Robert (Joey); his former wife, Sarah Kirwin McDonald; his children, Mary Ellen Holvey, Tracy McDonald, Eileen McDonald, Christina (Sergio) Rucci, Gregory (Lee Ann), Melissa (Gerardo) Rodriquez, and Gerald William (Amy); his stepdaughter, Daniele (Charles) D’Onofrio-Eber; son-in-law, Anthony D’Onofrio; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Thomas) Mortillaro; his 13 grandchildren, Joseph D’Onofrio, Michael, Bridget, Brendan and Aidan Holvey, Liliana, Felice, and Iselle Rucci, Henry and Owen McDonald, Electa and Emeline Rodriquez, C.J. Eber; and many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Manhattan College (B.S.) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Ph.D.). He was the former commissioner of physical services for Monroe County and later worked for Ecology and Environment, Inc., for whom he did extensive work in China.

No prior calling. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Church in Pittsford, N.Y. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to McQuaid Jesuit High School, 1800 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 or Our Lady of Mercy High School, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610 in Gerald’s memory. To light a candle visit anthonychapels.com

Published in Albany Times Union on July 21, 2010


McDonald, Gerald Charles [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/Zzr2

    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 21 2010 4:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: Mullins, Kevin [MC1981] Sr. Consult Storage Brand Spec at IBM


Mullins, Kevin [MC1981]
Sr. Consulting Storage Brand Specialist at IBM
Greater New York City Area
Computer Hardware

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 22 2010 3:12 PM

JNEWS: Asselta, Meaghan [MCxcoach] Lafayette Head Softball Coach


Meaghan Asselta Named Lafayette Head Softball Coach
2009 MAAC Coach of the Year Joins Leopards
July 22, 2010
From Lafayette Athletic Communications

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EASTON, Pa. – Meaghan Asselta has been named the head coach of the Lafayette softball program Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon announced Wednesday morning.

Asselta joins Lafayette after serving as head coach at Manhattan College from 2006-09 and the 2010 season as the assistant softball coach at the University of Rhode Island.

“We are excited to be taking on someone with the experience that Meaghan has,” McCutcheon said. “She has been successful in her coaching stops and we feel she is someone who fits well into the mission for our athletic department.”

Prior to her arrival to URI, Asselta spent three years as the head coach at Manhattan College, where she helped lead the Jaspers to the Semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) tournament in 2009.

The 2009 team also recorded a school-record 11 conference wins and earned a share of the MAAC regular-season title for the first time in the program’s history. Asselta was named the 2009 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year following that run.

“I feel privileged to be associated with a prestigious institution like Lafayette College,” said Asselta. “I am honored to be a part of such a talented group of softball players and I’m truly looking forward to guiding these student-athletes to the program’s first Patriot League Championship.”

From 2005 until her arrival at Manhattan, the Ramsey, N.J., native served as head coach of the 18U Gold Fall/Summer Pride softball team, a club team that competed in numerous elite College Showcase Tournaments nationwide. While at the gold level, she’s coached 14 players to date, who have received Division I scholarships.

She began her coaching career in 2003 after graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Exercise Science & Sports Studies while playing from 2001-03, serving as the team captain her junior and senior year. Asselta was named to the NJ All-Century Softball Team-Shortstop by the Star Ledger in 1999.

From 2003-05, Asselta served as varsity head coach of Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, N.J., where she led her squad to back-to-back state championships in 2004 and 2005. She guided her team a top five ranking in the Newark Star Ledger’s end of year softball rankings during each of her two seasons at the helm of the Cougars and was named the 2005 Coach of The Year. Asselta also coached a season at Drew University from 2005-06.

The Leopards are coming off a year in which they went 15-33. The Leopards advanced to the Patriot League Tournament in four of the previous five seasons and return 12 letterwinners for the 2011 campaign.

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Asselta, Meaghan [MCxcoach]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 22 2010 6:33 PM

JNEWS: Welsh, Rita [MC2010] assistant volleyball coach @ La Salle


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VOLLEYBALL: La Salle coach Dave Stever announced the appointment of Rita Welsh as an assistant volleyball coach. Walsh is a 2010 graduate of Manhattan College.

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Welsh, Rita [MC2010]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 22 2010 7:20 PM

MNEWS: Milt Gantenbein, a past MC coach?



An understudy who had a steady career – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – from Google News

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With his playing days behind him, Gantenbein went on to coach football at Manhattan College in New York for several years. He was inducted into the Packers …

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[JR: I posted it to Wikipedia for confirmation and amplification.]


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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 22 2010 7:58 PM

JOBIT: Trainor, Thomas A. [MC1953 RIP]



Thomas A. Trainor, 78, of Lions Head South, Brick Twsp., NJ, formerly of Oakland, NJ, died Thursday July 22, 2010 at Laurelton Village, Brick, NJ. Born in New York City, he lived in Oakland, NJ for 39 years before moving to Brick 10 years ago. Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1953 from Manhattan College in New York City, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Trainor was a Certified Public Accountant for 55 years, retiring in 1995. He had worked at Main LaFrentz in New York City and several other firms before retiring. Thomas served as Councilman in Oakland, NJ and was a member of the Oakland Democratic Club. He was also an avid New York Mets fan.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Muriel (nee Hanahoe) Trainor; his children, Ann Marie Sheehan and her husband Gregory of Toms River, Thomas A. Trainor Jr. and his companion Rebecca of Far Hills, NJ, Michael E. Trainor and his wife Barbara of West Milford, NJ, Carol Lowden and her husband Mark of Suffern, NY; a sister, Margaret “Pegge” Delmour of Oakland, NJ; seven grandchildren, Katie Mazza and her husband Chris, Carolyn Hanifin and her husband Kevin, Michael Trainor, Meghan Trainor, Andrew Lowden, Erin Lowden and Kristin Trainor; one great grandchild, Ryan Mazza.

The family will receive friends Sunday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday 9:30am at St. Justin RC Church, Toms River. Entombment to follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 23, 2010


Trainor, Thomas A. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/JVVH

    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 23 2010 9:39 AM

MFOUND: Ronnie Weintraub, an MC fixture, turns up in Columbus


Reporter brings endless passion to Special Olympics blogging
By Colleen Kenney Lee Enterprises | Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 8:30 am

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He’s especially passionate about basketball. So he’s been spending a lot of time at Lincoln Southeast High School, the basketball venue. Back home in New York, he helps keep stats for Manhattan College’s basketball team. He has a media credential.

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[JR: Good for him. Taking a bus there. There's a lesson in here about focus. And, I'm sure that they heard about MC.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 23 2010 10:20 AM

JLINKEDIN: Mahoney, Pat [MC1991] Accts Pay Mgr at Home Box Office


Mahoney, Pat [MC1991]
Accounts Payable Manager at Home Box Office Inc.
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 23 2010 2:17 PM

JLINKEDIN: Barca, Laura [MC????] Project Engineer/Manager at HDR


Barca, Laura [MC????]
Project Engineer/Manager at HDR
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

Professional Engineer in the State of New York;
Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 23 2010 3:01 PM

JOY: Perrotta, Stephen [MC????] weds Katherine Anne Assante


Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Perrotta

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Atlanta, Ga., residents Katherine Anne Assante, formerly of Travis, and Stephen Robert Perrotta, formerly of Oakwood, exchanged wedding vows July 17 in St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Travis. The Rev. John Wroblewski celebrated the afternoon nuptial mass, which was followed by a reception in the Stone Court at the St. Charles Mission Center in Dongan Hills.

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Mrs. Perrotta is a graduate of Moore Catholic High School, Graniteville. She earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and social studies, with a concentration in music literature, from the State University of New York at Oneonta, and a master of arts degree in history from the College of Staten Island. She is an adjunct history professor with Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta.

Mr. Perrotta is a graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School, Oakwood, and earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Manhattan College, the Bronx. He is an aviation insurance underwriter with Chartis Aerospace in Atlanta.

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Perrotta, Stephen [MC????]

[JR: I love weddings. Right behind births. So much promise; so much fun. Mazel Tov! Happy Days. "May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings."]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 24 2010 7:40 AM

Comment on MFound: on the bench at MC 

By Chris Nealon

The Groom on the bench would be M. Ciffu, not sure of the year but thats the name…


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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 18 2010 1:11 AM

Comment on MFound: on the bench at MC 

By reinkefj

Thanks, appreciate you taking the unpaid position of “research assistant”. Careful, you’re now in line to inherit this mess called Jasper Jottings. :-)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 18 2010 8:55 AM

ENDNOTE: And the Catholic hospitals.


Sale of Boston Catholic hospitals could end Catholic identity, director concedes
July 02, 2010

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At a public hearing on the sale of Caritas Christi, the health-care system of the Boston archdiocese, the director of the 6-hospital system admitted that he could not guarantee the continuation of the institution’s Catholic identity after the transfer. James Karam argued in favor of the sale, to the Cerberus capital firm, because he said the only alternative would be closing the hospitals.

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In last week’s ENDNOTE, I pointed out to you that “Gooferment Skrules” kill Catholic Schools. Even in the Gooferment’s tentative move to “Charter Schools”, hated-by-the-Left as an adulteration and attack on the traditional Gooferment Skrules, is or has the side effect of killing Catholic Schools.

(Couldn’t possibly be the intention of the politicians and bureaucrats to introduce “Charter Schools” to kill Catholic Schools and, after the job is done, kill “Charter Schools” forcing everyone into Gooferment Skrules. Which is what they wanted in the first place. No, it must be just a coincidence. P.S.: I have a bridge to sell you. Swamp land? A can’t lose investment that pays 42% annual interest? ARGH!)

This week, I’ll again point to the “War on Faith — Hospitals’ Section”. Just a coincidence that the Catholic Hospitals have to go out of business and be magically transformed into Gooferment Hospitals. (Think they will be doing abortions there?)

And, you say there’s no Gooferment pogrom to destroy the Religious Right, the Catholic Church, and all its good works?

When they are marching Catholics and other religious people to the reeducation death camps, then maybe you’ll see the assault for what it is. Gooferment at its worst. Oppressing and killing its citizens and people under its dominion.

But I’m the tin foil hat!

So how do you explain it?

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A pogrom is a form of violent riot, a mob attack, either approved or condoned by government or military authorities, directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious, or other, and characterized by killings and destruction of their homes, businesses, and religious centers, property. The term was originally used to denote extensive violence against Jews in the Russian Empire

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 24 2010 6:37 PM

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