JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31 - 2010 Aug 01  

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




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POSITRACTION: What are the limits of human ability?


July 13th, 2010 at 8:23 am
Little 6-Year-Old Boy With No Legs And One Arm Is Star Of Swimming Team

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His pessimism was understandable. Gabe, the seventh of their 10 adopted children, was born with no legs and one arm.

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She and Ed had two biological children, six other adopted children and more than 50 foster children.

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[JR: What is impossible? Nothing! As this example illustrates, children are the future.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 25 2010 12:37 PM


ADMINISTRIVIA: Yahoo Group still slow

FWIW (for what it is worth) last night I posted the weekly ezine in the Yahoo Group about midnight.

It did not acknowledge it until 4AM. As of 0830 this morning, it has not emailed it out. Nor posted it on the message board.

Hey, you get what you pay for, it’s a free service. That enables me to keep Jasper Jottings free. If everyone would like to pay a subscription fee, we could use something like “constant contact” for the email. That’s an annual bill of 400$/year. Breaks the budget of this unemployable retired fat old white guy injineer.

This week’s issue is available on the Jasper Jottings website (http://www.jasperjottings.com/) and the weekly blog (http://jasperjottings-weekly.com/).

I’d suggest that we just wait for Yahoo to get it’s act together. But, I’m at everyone’s direction on this matter.

Those that like JJ with their Sunday morning coffee will have to get it from the web aot to having it in their email box.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Update @ 1430 Yahoo is still “constipated”. To deploy a “constant contact” email solution, 50 Jaspers of the 700 reading would have to send in $7.20. Or, one Jasper to kick in 360$. Assuming that I got checks, I could hold until I have fifty. If the effort fails, I shred them. If it suceeds, I can discontinue Yahoo and move to “Constant Contact”. I await your feedback.

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Update @ 2100 Yahoo still the same. I put the issue in again. Now probably two will go out? Argh!

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Update @ 2245 Yahoo sent out one issue. Now we have to see if there is a duplicate sent.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 24 2010 12:37 AM
    * Updated on: Sun, Jul 25 2010 10:47 PM

MFOUND: Sir Reverend Paul Lachlan Peck has MC connection


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Please note: Paul will be taking a leave of absence from his spiritual healing work as of June 1, 2010 for a much needed rest, and to continue with the writing and editing of his books. Since 1949, for more than 50-years, Paul has been doing spiritual healing metaphysical work, along with laying-on-of-hands in His Name. When he was 8 years of age, he had his calling: “Ye that believeth on me, the works that I do, will ye do also; and greater works than these shall ye do because I go unto my Father.” Paul’s answer was immediate, sincere, and permanent. “Yes, I choose to follow you!” Along with this experience came many years of preparation, which included class teaching in Christian Science, a good background in the King James Version of the Holy Bible, and wonderful experiences in the Episcopal, Methodist, and Christian Science churches. He has written several books that might interest you. They appear to the right of this column. Please click on each book to see summary, reviews and Table of Contents. All the books are available for purchase at Amazon or your local bookstore.

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Sir Reverend Paul Lachlan Peck is widely known as an author and minister. He spent many years at family counseling, conducting interde­nominational services from coast to coast, lecturing and writing. He was the Founder and Pastor of Arete’ Truth Center, an Interdenominational church.    

Prior to entering the full-time ministry, Reverend Peck served as a Vice President of Syracuse University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Manhattan College (Bronx) over a period of fifteen years. While at Syracuse he served as a director and trustee of The University Hill Corporation, having to do with the planning and development of that section of the city. When at Fairleigh Dickinson he started the first ever charitable giving program with the use of credit cards. He holds a BA. Degree in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, a M.Ed. degree in high school administration from Westfield State College, Westfield, MA and a Th.D. (Hon) from Bernadean University, NV. He was ordained by Truth Center of California in 1972. While at Syracuse he served on the Chaplains’ Council of the University, and as a volunteer Chaplain at Auburn State Prison for one year.

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[JR: An interesting character with a MC connection.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 25 2010 1:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: Romano, James [MC????] Controller at Comprehensive NeuroScience


Romano, James [MC????]
Controller at Comprehensive NeuroScience
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 25 2010 3:06 PM

JBLOGGER: Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997], school board meetings, and a response


Stagnaro, Melissa [MC1997]

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Some days it feels hard to believe I’ve been at this desk typing away for two years. On others, the number the calendar provides feels like a far too conservative estimate. It feels like decades, for example, if I’m recovering from a string of school board meetings.

School board meetings. *Groan.*

Attending these meetings is something of a necessary evil for me. I have no idea how many I’ve gone to in the last 24 months, although I feel safe to say it is more than any human should have to endure in a lifetime – unless they are elected to do so, of course. But important stories come out of them, so I have to be there in order to do my job to the best of my ability.

If my job was a spaghetti western a la Clint Eastwood, school board meetings would be the Bad AND the Ugly. But luckily there is the Good to balance it out.

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Reporting the school board meetings may be the most essential form of writing that you do.

These people are supposedly educating other people’s children. You have to distill the facts so those other people, the taxpayers, and the voters (which may be three separate and distinct populations of people) understand who to hold accountable for the results.

(Personally, I’ll try to convince you of the absolute EVIL of Gooferment education. The purpose of the current Gooferment education system, modeled after the Prussian system in the late 1800s, is to create: cannon fodder from the Army, willing workers for the factory, and dumb voters capable of being led by the elite. It’s racist, sexist, immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. Why do people turn over their children, their legacy, to be brainwashed? And, why do taxpayers pay for it since they don’t pay to feed, clothe, house, or even have these children? Finally, why do voters allow the Gooferment to dumb down and propagandize future voters while creating the evil Teacher’s Union to further distort the politics?)

So, you have an important role in exposing schools boards for what they are. Even if you don’t believe my rant, just reporting on it — fairly, honestly, and completely — will show you and your readers the truth about this “giant mistake”.

It may be the MOST important thing you report on.

“If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government school system in most cities.” — Walter Williams

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.” — Mohandas Gandhi

“I don’t think we’ll get rid of schools any time soon, certainly not in my lifetime, but if we’re going to change what’s rapidly becoming a disaster of ignorance, we need to realize that the school institution “schools” very well, though it does not “educate”; that’s inherent in the design of the thing. It’s not the fault of bad teachers or too little money spent. It’s just impossible for education and schooling ever to be the same thing.” – John Taylor Gatto

Please go to those school board meetings with a vision of you freeing future generations from prison. That’s where we have consigned them to.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 25 2010 4:17 PM

JFOUND: Duffy, John J. [MC????] in 2005 session is “news”

[JR: It's interesting what pops up purporting to be new.]


Lorman Education Services Presents “Landlord And Tenant Law” on Oct. 27, 2005

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John J. Duffy practices real estate transactional work with DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, focusing on commercial leasing. Over the past few years, Mr. Duffy has represented, on an ongoing basis, landlords, such as Bank of America, Mitsui Fudosan, CalPERS, TrizecHahn and CB Richard Ellis Realty Advisors and tenants, such as Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Sanwa Bank California, Sterling Commerce, Sterling Software and Regus Business Centre Corporation. He has lectured on various real estate topics, including commercial leasing, loan documentation and joint venture agreements for the Continuing Education of the Bar of the State University of California, Georgetown University, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the State Bar of California, as well as for various real estate trade organizations. Mr. Duffy received his J.D. degree from New York University, his M.A. degree from Manhattan College, his S.T.L. degree from Gregorian University and his B.A. degree from St. Josephs College in Yonkers.

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Duffy, John J. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 25 2010 5:32 PM

JNEWS: Strand, Vibeke [MC????] Medical Advisory Board at Salugen


Salugen Establishes a Renowned Medical Advisory Board

Salugen, Inc. (www.salugen.com), a leading personalized healthcare company, announced today the expansion of its Medical Advisory Board.

“We are honored to have such well-respected physicians and researchers join our Medical Advisory Board,” says CEO Brian Meshkin. “With their guidance and involvement in our commitment to further the research of genetic and nutritional influences on health conditions, I am very optimistic about the scientific contributions we can make to the field of nutrigenomics.”

Salugen continues to expand its Medical Advisory Board of leading physician researchers across various specialities. Members of Salugen’s Medical Advisory Board include so far:

Daniel Furst, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine
Vibeke Strand, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Michelle Pietzak, M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine
Georges Halpern, M.D., Ph.D., Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Eric Braverman, M.D., Path Medical Foundation, New York City

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Dr. Vibeke Strand, an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine states, “Having worked with Brian Meshkin for several years, I am interested in working with Salugen to evaluate the role genes play on commonly used nutritional and dietary supplements, such as Vitamin D and calcium.”

Dr. Strand has been a clinical rheumatologist for 25 years. Her professional interests include development of clinical trial methodology, planning regulatory strategy and clinical studies leading to approval of new agents for treatment of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Strand has worked with Salugen management over the past several years on the pharmacogenomics of an anti-folate therapy, methotrexate. Her focus is to help translate basic research into clinical trials, evaluate results of these randomized controlled trials and defend successful clinical development at the FDA.

Her commitment to promoting forums for the discussion of rational product development among industry, FDA and academia led to her establishment and co-chairing of the biyearly “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings (1988-2005), organizing committee membership of the international Outcomes in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT 1-7) consensus conferences (1992-2004), and co-chairing of OMERACT 7 in 2004. She has been invited to speak at FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents for RA, OA, SLE, JRA, radiographic analyses in RA and pain (1996 – 2003). She has authored over 100 articles, 25 chapters, co-edited several books and multiple proceedings. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (1982), a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (1986), serves on the editorial board of several rheumatology journals, and is a member of the Cosmos Club (1994).

“I am very excited about Salugen. I have long suspected that the celiac/IBD/autism population has an increased prevalence of food allergies and sensitivities over the general population. And I look forward to participating in research involving the genetics of nutrition and their contribution to these disease states. I know many willing parents and patients who want answers to these kinds of questions. I am honored to serve on this medical advisory board,” says Michelle Pietzak, M.D., an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.

She received her Bachelors in Biology at Manhattan College in the Bronx, and did her medical school training at SUNY Buffalo. She did both her residency and fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is boarded in both Pediatrics and Gastroenterology and practices as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In her practice she cares primarily for children with autoimmune inflammatory bowel diseases (such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), short bowel syndrome, and those who have special nutritional needs requiring either intravenous nutrition or special formulas. She has written several book chapters and scientific articles, both peer-reviewed and in the lay press, on these topics.

Since 1995, she has been the director of the Center for Celiac Research-West, and has been a co-author on numerous papers and abstracts describing the prevalence of celiac disease in the United States, California and Los Angeles. Dr. Pietzak is also the recipient of numerous 00004000 grants, including from the NIH, to study autoimmune intestinal diseases, as well as the interactions of E. coli bacteria and the gastrointestinal tract.

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The PATH Foundation also has been intensely involved in the development of both clinic-use and at-home therapies dedicated to improving the health of the brain. Dr. Braverman has conducted research with renowned scientists in the field of brain research including Rodolfo Llinas, M.D., Ph.D., who developed an in vitro brain model, Ernest Noble, M.D., Ph.D. and Kenneth Blum, PhD who made breakthroughs in the genetics of alcoholism research and the electrophysiology of addictive behavior, as well as Nora Volkow, M.D. who was recently appointed head the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

About Salugen

Salugen, Inc., a leading personalized healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of patent-protected genetic tests and companion DNA-customized therapeutics worldwide. With over 30 years of research conducted on the genetic causes and pharmacology of many healthcare concerns, Salugen is a pioneer and leader in delivering personalized medicine. Currently, the Company commercializes nutrigenomic technologies where genetic analysis guides the formulation and delivery of nutritional solutions that are customized to the individual. The company has headquarters in San Diego, CA, with its high-complexity CLIA-certified laboratory services in Los Angeles, CA. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.salugen.com.

Author Information Florina Crews SALUGEN, INC.

Posted on Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Strand, Vibeke [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 25 2010 11:49 PM

JLINKEDIN: Dolan, Jay [MC2008] Systems Analyst/Engineer at Wall Street Systems


Dolan, Jay [MC2008]
Systems Analyst / Engineer at Wall Street Systems
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary: Recent Manhattan College graduate with degrees in both Computer Information Systems and Finance. Various experience in the fields of architecture, community development, quality assurance and educational technology.

Specialties: AutoCAD, C++, CSS, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, Java, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, Perl, Photoshop, PHP, Python, SQL, Visual Basics, Technical Support and XML

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 26 2010 3:11 PM

MFOUND: MC’s on a bad list?


Monday, July 26, 2010
The Real ICA Scandal
By: Matthew Denhart & Michael Malesick

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Some schools are worse than others. Listed below are the top 10 most egregious offenders in the FBS and FCS.

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5. Manhattan College (415%)

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[JR: Interpretation anyone?]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 27 2010 9:04 AM

JLINKEDIN: Annibale, Ernie [MC????] VP at Northwest Atlantic


Annibale, Ernie [MC????]
Vice President at Northwest Atlantic
Greater New York City Area
Real Estate

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 27 2010 3:16 PM

JOBIT: Burke, William J. “Bill” [MC1940 RIP]


William J. Burke

SPRINGFIELD – Leaving a legacy of love, William J. “Bill” Burke, 92, of Spring-field, departed this life for his eternal reward on Monday, July 26, 2010 from Wingate at Springfield.

He was born in Chicago IL, son of the late William and Alice (McDonald) Burke and graduated from Manhattan College in New York City. Bill served his country as a United States Army Veteran of World War II, and had lived in Troy New York before coming to Springfield more than 55 years ago. He was employed as a Newspaper Editor for the Springfield Newspapers in Springfield MA from 1955 until his retirement in 1981.

Bill was a member of the Kiwanis Club, a founding member of the Valley Press Club, a bridge player at the Springfield Senior Center, and an avid fan of the New York Yankees. He was a kind, generous man with a wonderful sense of humor and love of life. He was a proud father, avid reader, devoted husband, and a friend to everyone, especially those less fortunate. Bill always left those he came in contact with feeling special; it was always about you, not him.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Lucille (Higgins) Burke on April 22, 1995. Bill is survived by a daughter, Patricia Kearns and her husband James of Springfield, two sons: Michael E. Burke and his wife Deborah Ann of Coral Springs FL, and William F. Burke and his wife Monique LaRiviere of South Hadley, 5 grandchildren: Kerry E. Antilla and her husband Mark of Davie FL, Kathryn Ann Burke of Coral Springs FL, Thomas Burke of Seattle WA, William Burke of CA, and Raymond Burke of NC.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke, followed by a Mass in Sacred Heart Church on Chestnut Street in Springfield at 10:00. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Chicopee. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St. Suite 101, Boston MA 02129 or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Published in The Republican on July 28, 2010


Burke, William J. “Bill” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/JdJR



I believe William J. Burke is a member of the class of 1940.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Burke, William J. “Bill” [MC1940 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 28 2010 6:47 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Jul 28 2010 3:24 PM

JOBIT: Horan, John “Jack” M. [MC1957 RIP]


John M. Horan
Born: August 17, 1934
Died: July 25, 2010

John “Jack” M. Horan passed away on July 25, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born in New York, NY on August 17, 1934 to Thomas and Alice (Gibbons) Horan. Jack grew up in the Bronx moving to Rockland in 1962. He was a graduate of Manhattan College working in the banking industry for over forty years. He retired as a Regional Vice President for the Bank of New York in 1997.

He was an active member of the Nanuet FD, The Pearl River Elks, Rockland County Shields, St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society, Nanuet Lions Club, American Legion Post New City, Clarkstown Senior Citizens West Nyack #1, and the TTAA (Town Tavern Athletic Association).

Jack is survived by his wife of 52 years Mary, sons Edward and wife Tracey, Kevin and wife Patricia, daughters Cathy and husband Jeff Simon, Jeanne and husband Joe McCarney, and Eileen and husband Timothy Sheldon, grandchildren Amanda, Brad, Morgan, Trevor, Madison, R Declan Gerard, and Cassidy, and brother Thomas Horan.

In Lieu of flowers donation can be made to United Hospice of Rockland 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956. Family will receive friends on Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Higgins Funeral Home New City, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday 10:15AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church W. Nyack, NY. Interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery Nanuet, NY. MICHAEL J. HIGGINS FS 321 S. Main St. New City, NY 10956 845-634-6110 www.mjhigginsnewcity.com


Horan, John “Jack” M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/bkE6



I believe that John (Jack) M. Horan is a member of the class of 1957.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Horan, John “Jack” M. [MC1957 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 28 2010 6:56 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Jul 28 2010 3:24 PM

JLINKEDIN: Keogh, Patrick [MC????] Specialist at Con Edison


Keogh, Patrick [MC????]
Specialist at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 28 2010 3:20 PM

JHQ: New Major in Art History


June 17, 2010

New Major in Art History at Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Beginning in the fall semester of 2010, Manhattan College’s School of Arts will be offering a major in art history. The new major, the first for the College’s fine arts department, will examine art and architecture created from the ancient to the contemporary worlds within broad historical and cultural contexts.

Art history majors will be required to take courses in both the earlier (Medieval and Renaissance) and later (Baroque and Modern) periods, as well as courses in World Arts and art history methodologies. Electives ranging from ancient to American art can also be structured to emphasize museum studies and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities for internships in the New York area. Majors will study the world-class architecture, galleries, libraries, and museums in New York City. The newly introduced course in Monasticism and the Arts, for example, will draw heavily on the collections of the Cloisters, just as the course in the New York City Skyscraper focuses on buildings in midtown and downtown Manhattan.

Chair of the fine arts department, Dr. Mark A. Pottinger, enthusiastically described the program. “The art history major at Manhattan College addresses the creative energy that is found among students who want to live and study in New York City, known throughout the world as a major center for art and culture. As an art history major, you will not only study the artists and museums that define art in New York and throughout the world but you will also come to articulate how visual culture in general informs and challenges our own hopes and immediate desires.”

The College is expanding its full time fine arts faculty to meet the new demands on the department. Po Yin Auyeung, who holds her doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, specializes in modern art history and Asian art. Daniel Savoy, a renaissance specialist who recently completed his doctorate at the Institute for Fine Arts, New York University, will join the department in the fall. Dr. Richard Emmerson, the dean of the School of Arts, is also a specialist in medieval art history and will be teaching in the department.

Dr. Emmerson pointed to Manhattan College’s long legacy of liberal arts education. “The addition of an Art History major to a College with such a rich heritage of liberal arts education was an easy and logical decision. Manhattan will draw on both its own faculty and the knowledge and creativity of New York City to provide a top notch curriculum.”

The fine arts department also offers minors in art history, digital media art, and music, along with courses required of all students to fulfill the College’s core requirements.

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[JR: Seems to take awhile for the news to get to the web. Just know that I soon as I get anything, I post it.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 29 2010 8:17 AM

MFOUND: MC connection to a touching Holocaust story


Train derailed from deadly mission
Surviving the Holocaust
Last in a series
By Jason Fields

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Mr. Spett worked as a designer of women’s handbags, and, later in life, began speaking about the Holocaust to students and other groups. He worked with others to create the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College with Frederick Schweitze in the mid-1990s.

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Mr. Spett asked that these be the final words to his story in The Riverdale Press:

“We survivors will not forsake the memories of those who died in the concentration camps and gas chambers throughout Europe. Mankind must be taught, and reminded repeatedly, of the horrendous tragedy of the Holocaust.”

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[JR: Hard not to be moved. Hard to realize that it CAN happen here. Hard to realize how inhumane some humans can become. A political lesson for today. No matter how acrimonious the debate; we have to insist everyone be treated with basic human dignity. Even politicians and bureaucrats! It's hard, but we must.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 29 2010 8:37 AM

JNEWS: Mancino, Anthony [MC????] Bronx Gas Ops at ConEd


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CONGERS: Anthony Mancino of Congers will serve as the new general manager of Consolidated Edison’s Bronx Gas Operations. Mancino will be responsible for 140 employees and a budget of more than $44 million.

Bronx Gas Operations maintains and upgrades more than 810 miles of gas mains and 87,000 gas service lines that serve more than 1.4 million residents in the borough. Employees also respond to gas odor reports and emergency calls.

Mancino joined Con Edison in 1991 and has held various positions including engineering supervisor, associate engineer, senior engineer and section manager.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Manhattan College.

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Mancino, Anthony [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 29 2010 8:42 AM

JLINKEDIN: Morrissey, Patrick J. [MC1967] President @ ConSpec Assocs


Morrissey, Patrick J. [MC1967]
President of ConSpec Associates, Inc.
Greater New York City Area

Summary: PATRICK J MORRISSEY obtained his Civil Engineering degree from Manhattan College then did graduate work at Newark College of Engineering in Concrete and Construction Management. Concrete and Masonry experience – started as VP of Windsor Probe Test Systems until he opened ConSpec Associates Inc. in 1976. Major marketing efforts of “new” technologies includes introduction of Mighty Super plasticizers from ICI Americas in the early 80’s, Pyrament Activated Cements in the early 90’s and Cintec Anchoring Systems for masonry strengthening and stabilization. More recently through brownstone.us he trademarked the Weser name for a specific quarry in Germany which now enjoys proprietary status with many specifiers. Arte Mundit an internal masonry stone cleaner long used in Europe is currently being introduced to the US market. He continues to combine “technology with tradition” in the restoration process. Professional associations include both member and board member positions in various local and national organizations including ASTM, ICRI and APTI.

Specialties: Bring concepts to marketplace

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 29 2010 2:41 PM

JNEWS: Moran, Tom [MC2010?] signed by Oakland County FL



Posted on July 29, 2010 by nystateleague

Tom Moran, RHP, has been signed by Oakland County (FL). A recent graduate of Manhattan College, the 6-7 closer was 3-0 in the NYSL this summer with a 2.13 ERA. He struck out 36 in 26 innings and allowed only 19 hits.

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Moran, Tom [MC2010?]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 30 2010 9:33 AM

JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) ids few folks

From: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)
Date: July 27, 2010 2:49:28 PM EDT
To: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Cc: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Subject: Ed is back!!


I believe that the following people are members of the class:

James V. Dillon 1969
Vincent J. Leon 1992
Gerald Charles McDonald 1961
Stephen Perrotta 2004

There is no record of Laura Barca


[JR: Thanks, Ed. Glad to have you back on duty.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 30 2010 12:42 PM

JOBIT: Doyle, James M. “Big Jim” [MC1957 RIP]


James Doyle
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Last updated: Thursday July 29, 2010, 1:21 AM
Wayne Today

WAYNE — James M. “Big Jim” Doyle, 75, of the Packanack Lake area of Wayne, died July 20, 2010.

Doyle was born in the Bronx, N.Y., where he lived his for 29 years before moving to Bergenfield and then to a country town known as Wayne.

He received his formal education at Visitation Roman Catholic Grammar School and at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx graduating with the class of 1952. He then went on to study at the Manhattan College where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with the class of 1957. Doyle advanced his education further by going to St. John’s University in Manhattan where he received a master’s degree in finance.

Doyle was very skilled at sports especially track, baseball and softball. Those gifts helped him with scholarships to advance his education at Manhattan College.

His life work was as a credit administrator first at Radio Corporation of America (RCA.) He also worked at various oil companies then at BP Oil Corporation where he worked before his retirement. In his retirement years he spent many volunteer hours at the Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains.

He was especially devout in his Roman Catholic faith and was a parishioner of the Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church in Wayne. He served as a Eucharistic minister at church and was always enthusiastic about helping on church projects.

Doyle loved to play golf and would often play at the Passaic County Golf Course in Wayne. Besides golf he especially enjoyed being at the Jersey Shore at Sandy Hook and standing in the surf casting his line for a big one. He also enjoyed pets and always had a dog or a cat as a household companion.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Eleanor (nee Burke) Doyle; daughter Jane Marie Christensen and her husband Douglas of Little Silver; grandson Haakon James Christensen; and brother Raymond Doyle and his wife Susan of Ridgewood.

He was predeceased by his infant daughter Mary Clare and his sister Patricia Quinn.

Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.

Memorial donations: Food For the Poor Inc., 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073.


Doyle, James M. “Big Jim” [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/JdJR [Updated 31 July 10 @ 1148]

    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 30 2010 1:56 PM
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JLINKEDIN: O’Malley, John [MC1994] Dir ProfSrvcs at Comp Design and Integration


O’Malley, John [MC1994]
Director, Professional Services at Computer Design and Integration, L.L.C.
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

Specialties: MSCE + Messaging, CCNA, Cisco Unity, Virtualization, Backup, Recovery and Archiving

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JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) on Doyle, James M. “Big Jim” [MC1957 RIP]


Jim “Big Jim” Doyle graduated with me from Cardinal Hayes in 1953. I met him at our Hayes 50th anniversary celebration in 2003.

He was an offensive end for the football team and a good one. No I was not on the football team I played the trumpet in the CH marching band. We were 125 strong. As a member of the band I attended every football game (we were also the cheering section) especially at away games. Jim was originally from Visitation Parish, at Hayes as a junior he was class president, member of the Knights of the Blessed Sacrament for 3 years, Varsity football for three years, varsity track 2 years. He played baseball for 2 years. He liked fishing and lunch best in 1953. He was a serious minded young man then and obviously kept the faith the rest of his life. Jim is a great ‘witness’ to the rest of us.  

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1957.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Ed, sorry for our loss. Sounds like a great guy to have known. I'm always impressed by the long marriages that Jaspers seem to rack up. Must have something to do with the water on the campus?]

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

JOY: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) on Kate’s debut


Bernadette Kelly Finch: Thanks to all for the prayers & congratulations on Kate’s arrival – I’m in love :).

[JR: Mozel Tov!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 31 2010 12:18 AM

JOBIT: Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970) reports Fowler, Sr. Dorothy [MC1955 RIP]


Subject: Obituary – Sister Dorothy Fowler, CSJ (MC 1955)

From “The Long Island Catholic” July 28th, 2010 edition:

Brentwood — Sister Dorothy Fowler, 87, formerly known as Sister St. Dorothy, died July 12. She was in the 66th year of her religious life as a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood.

She entered the congregation in 1944 and earned a B.A. in Italian from Manhattan College (1955), an M.S. in religious education from Fordham University (1974), and an M.A. in sociology from Catholic University (1965).

With the exception of her elementary teaching experience in St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill (1946-61), the main of her ministerial life was spent in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. From 1961-64 she taught history at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, followed by four years in Brentwood College here teaching social science.

For five years she served as principal of Our Lady of Grace Religious Education Center and later became director of religious education in five parishes: St. Sylvester’s, Medford; Good Shepherd, Holbrook; St. Margaret of Scotland, Selden; St. John of God, Central Islip; and St. John Nepomucene, Bohemia. She taught numerous adult education courses helping people to deepen their faith following Vatican II. Following her retirement from parish work, she embraced a new ministry, preparing women for their GEDs in the Learning Connection in Brentwood.

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Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970)

[JR: Thanks, Jasper RobertT70. Much appreciated. Interesting how this doesn't get indexed by Google? That's why we still need the human beings to eyeball "stuff".]

Fowler, Sr. Dorothy [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 31 2010 12:54 PM

JOY: Levendosky, John [MC????] weds


John Levendosky, Erica McCarthy are married
Published: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 5:33 AM Updated: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 5:36 AM
Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Albany, N.Y., residents Erica McCarthy and John Levendosky were married July 17 in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Albany. The Rev. Paul Butler of All Saints R.C. Church of Albany officiated at the evening ceremony, which was followed by a reception in The State Room, Albany.

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Mr. Levendosky is a graduate of Michael J. Petrides School, Sunnyside. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and philosophy from Manhattan College, the Bronx, where he was named to the history and philosophy honor societies, and a master of science degree in education from The College of St. Rose in Albany. He is a teacher with the North Colonie (N.Y.) School District.

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Levendosky, John [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 31 2010 1:56 PM

JLINKEDIN: Keogh, Patrick [MC????] Owner, AMV, LLC


Keogh, Patrick [MC????]
Owner, AMV, LLC
Jacksonville, Florida Area
Real Estate

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 31 2010 3:24 PM

ENDNOTE: Where do all the millionaires go?


JULY 10, 2010
Limbaugh Gets Mega Millions on Condo Sale

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A year after railing about the high tax burden on wealthy New Yorkers, Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk-show host, is severing one more tie with New York, selling his lushly decorated Fifth Avenue penthouse to an undisclosed buyer.

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So what will New York tax now? Do they think it’s a fluke that, when they raise the taxes on “millionaires”, those same millionaires scram?

We’ve seen study after study demonstrating that wealthy people have option that poor people don’t.

Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Yet, we keep reelecting the same tired fraudsters who promise everything and deliver nothing. Nothing but more pain and sorrow.

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