JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32 - 2010 Aug 08  

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




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POSITRACTION: Great ideas are always great

[JR: Thoughts on a domain expiration notice.]

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Dear Ferdinand Reinke,

Your credit card is set to expire before your domain(s) are scheduled for automatic renewal. If our attempts to bill your credit card are unsuccessful, the following domain name(s) will expire on the date(s) listed and you will lose access to any associated content or email addresses:


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Another of my “great ideas” spins, crashes, and burns. Argh! I thought this might be a winner. Luckily, it only cost under a hundred to try. Sigh! Farewell great idea, to the elephant’s bone yard where all my “great ideas” go to die a horrible death. Argh! But, I was trying. In the arena.

The idea was to give fathers a weekly email of a letter that they could write to their children. I was assuming that divorced dads might need a little help keeping the lines of communication open. Each week, I was going to email subscribers a letter that could be personalized and customized for their situation and mailed to their children. I lined up some child psych writers and pitched the idea to some divorced fathers groups. In group size scale, at my financial estimates, it could have meant subscriptions for 60$ a year gets 52 letters. If I could have gotten a million subscribers, it was a cool net 20M$ to me. I’d have truly reached my potential as the good Brothers in Manhattan Prep seemed convinced I had. (Boy, were they ever wrong about a lot of things.)

But, like all great ideas, no takers. Does that mean I shouldn’t have tried? My “costs” were a few hundred dollars, and some time. And, some egg on my face. And, neither should you NOT try to test your “great ideas”. Like that salad spinner centrifuge, not every idea will make you rich, but that idea can improve someone’s life. For now, I go back to the “Well of Inspiration” and buy a few lottery tickets while I await my next great idea.

I hope this convinces you that even Edison “failed”. His great quote: “I haven’t failed. I know know 10,000 way NOT to make a light bulb.” I hope you allow your ideas out and that they fare better than mine.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 1 2010 12:37 PM

JOY: Massello, Michael Steven [MC????] weds


Maite La Vega Delgado, Michael Massello
Published: July 30, 2010

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Dr. Maite Del Carmen La Vega Delgado and Michael Steven Massello were married Saturday by the Rev. George M. Witt at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.

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Mr. Massello, 36, is an account executive in New York for Lilly/ImClone Systems, a biotechnology company. He graduated from Manhattan College and received an M.B.A. from Fordham. He is a son of Diane Massello and Francis R. Massello of Thornwood, N.Y.

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Massello, Michael Steven [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 1 2010 1:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: Moy, Erik [MC1993] Tech Licensing Spec at Badger Licensing


Moy, Erik [MC1993]
Technology Licensing Specialist at Badger Licensing LLC (The Shaw Group)
Greater Boston Area
Oil & Energy

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 1 2010 3:58 PM

JFOUND: O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983] “Building Kansas City” Debuts
on August 1, 2010 at KCMO710 radio

“Building Kansas City” Radio Show

Join Deb O’Bannon, a University of Missouri-Kansas City civil engineering professor, as she explores how and why structures are built with Kansas City-area policymakers, experts and community members. Listen to how the built environment are affecting our economy, health, roads, homes and environment. Tune in to or stream online “Building Kansas City” at 11:30 a.m. CST Sunday mornings on KCMO Talk Radio 710.

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O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983]

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“Building Kansas City” Debuts on August 1, 2010

About the Show:

Join Dr. Deb O’Bannon, a University of Missouri-Kansas City civil engineering professor as she explores how, what and especially why structures are built with Kansas City-area policymakers, experts and community members. See how the built environment affects our economy, health, roads, homes and environment. Tune in to or stream the “Building Kansas City” show at 11:30 a.m. CST Sunday mornings on KCMO Talk Radio 710.

Our Underwriters:

“Building Kansas City” is underwritten by the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering and the Joint Engineering Council of Kansas City. New underwriters are welcome: please contact us for more information.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 2 2010 9:37 AM

JFOUND: Rodriguez, Vincent [MC1984] on exhibitfrom 7/29 – 9/9 Danbury, CT


Vincent Rodriguez Street Photography

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/vrod62

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Danbury City Hall
155 Deer Hill Aveune – 3rd floor
Danbury, CT 06810

From July 29 – September 9, 2010
Hours: Mon – Thu 7:30am – 6pm

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Rodriguez, Vincent [MC1984]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 2 2010 9:47 AM

MFOUND: “Cockles & Mussels” by Dennis Day


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Track 1: “Cockles & Mussels” by Dennis Day – The late Irish-American tenor and radio personality Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty was born in the Bronx in 1916. Dubbed “America’s Favorite Irish Tenor,” McNulty attended Manhattan College in the Bronx and had his first radio appearance on Jack Benny’s show in 1939. He was 21. McNulty changed his name to Dennis Day and got his own radio show in 1946, “A Day in the Life of Dennis Day.” Before he died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 1988, Day, his wife and 10 of his children settled in Los Angeles where he reportedly was known as the honorary mayor of Mandeville Canyon. At right, check out a video of Day performing “The Moonshiner” for “The Jack Benny Program.”

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 2 2010 10:28 AM

JLINKEDIN: O’Brien, Pat [MC1980] SrDir Advertising at Sony BMG Music


O’Brien, Pat [MC1980]
Sr. Director-Advertising at Sony BMG Music
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 2 2010 3:59 PM

JHQ: MC awarded DEP Grant


August 2, 2010

Manhattan College Awarded DEP Grant
Grant will create green roof for the New York Hospital to help reduce sewer overflow

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently awarded Manhattan College with $661,000 of the $2.6 million Flushing and Gowanus Green Infrastructure Grant Initiative to support the installation of a modular green roof for the New York Hospital Queens in Flushing, N.Y. Out of five grant recipients, Manhattan College received the highest amount of grant funding to back a green project.

The DEP grant program was created in order to integrate the use of green infrastructure projects to regulate and capture stormwater runoff during wet weather. The project’s goal is to decrease the amount of stormwater and wastewater being diverted into New York City’s adjacent waterways. DEP currently manages New York City’s water supply and supplies nine million residents with one billion gallons of water each day.

Scott Lowe, Ph.D., associate professor in Manhattan College’s school of engineering and lead investigator for the project, is partnering with HDR Engineering, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm with locations throughout North America, to design and install 20,000 square feet of modular green roof. Manhattan College engineering students will be involved at every stage of the project. Once the roof is installed, students will gather and analyze data over a four-year period to determine how much water is being captured.

“The school of engineering is honored to be chosen as one of five grant recipients,” said Tim J. Ward, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the school of engineering. “Manhattan College engineers are trained and committed to integrating green practices throughout New York City and the grant project will allow our faculty and students to not only assist in improving the City’s water stewardship, but design, install and monitor the entire process for four years.”

For more information about the Flushing and Gowanus Green Infrastructure Grant Initiative, please visit DEP’s announcement at:


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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 3 2010 9:57 AM

JFOUND: Kennedy, John [MC????] LI Religion NY Catholic Examiner


Long Island Religion and Spirituality NY Catholic Examiner 

Kennedy, John [MC????]

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Business ethics, religious education and philosophy are at the cornerstone of John’s teaching by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Educated at Manhattan College, he’s a daily communicant whose parish is St. Rose of Lima Perpetual Adoration Chapel in Rockaway, New York. Each week, and as part of the Catholic Church’s Year of the Priest, John can be found participating in Benediction near the Pope John Paul II House of Discernment of the Archdiocese of Brooklyn; in conjunction with the Sisters of Mt. Carmel, home of the Carmelite Monastery, discerning a vocation to the Priesthood and standing firmly for the Catholic faith and the church’s pro-Life teaching on morality and virtue.

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We have number John Kennedy’s in the directory I do not know which one to pick. Do you have additional info on him?


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: No, and no way to contact him. The website doesn't have a feedback mechanism that I saw. Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. We'll have to rely on the vast "research staff" to help.] 

Kennedy, John [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 3 2010 10:10 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Aug 7 2010 4:27 PM

JLINKEDIN: Aiken, Judy [MC1993] VP at JPMorgan Chase


Aiken, Judy [MC1993]
Vice President at JPMorgan Chase
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 3 2010 2:01 PM

JOBIT: O’Brien, Robert D. [MC1950 RIP]


Robert O’Brien  

Dr. Robert D. O’Brien, D.C., Ph.C., of Beltrone L.C. and formerly of Clifton Park, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn surrounded by his loving family.

He was 84. Born at home on August 11, 1925 to the late Daniel and Sara Madigan O’Brien. He was raised and educated in the Bronx. He entered the Army Air Corps, within two years, he had 36 combat missions as a B 29 radar operator in the China-Burma-India Theater and from Tinian Island in the Western Pacific. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Air Medals, the Asiatic Pacific medal with silver star and others awards. Unfortunately within this early time period, his only brother, James O’Brien was a victim of the war.

On his return home, he graduated from Manhattan College, he met and married Barbara McNamara, his love, companion, and supporter for 56 years. Dr. O’Brien served the Clifton Park community for 35 of his 50-year chiropractic career before retiring to Beltrone L.C. in Colonie. He was a charter member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard, and several veterans organizations including: VFW 1498, DAV, CBI, Hump Pilots and others. He was also a member of St. Edwards K of C.

In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by his children, Maura O’Brien, Monica (Charles) Paddock, Margaret (Michael) Walsh, Kathleen (David) Triller and James (Jacqulyn) O’Brien; his sister, Margaret (Paul) Krachen-fels; and 11 grandchildren, Daniel and Michael Triller, Colleen Paddock, Caitlin Walsh, Leslie Paddock, Meghan and Sean Walsh, Ryan Triller, Fiona, Ryley and Noah O’Brien. In addition to his parents and brother, Robert was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen and his granddaughter, Lauren Walsh.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2010 in St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park with Father Pat Butler, pastor, officiating. Relatives and friends may call prior to the Mass from 9 to 10:00 a.m. at the Church. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery with military honors. The family would like to thank the Veteran Administration Care, Dr. Flesh and Dr. Brill, the staff at Beltrone L.C., as well as Erin and Gail from St Peter’s Hospice Care. Memorial contribution information and online remembrances are available at www.chasesmithfamily.com

Published in Albany Times Union on August 4, 2010


O’Brien, Robert D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/tkLD



I believe he is a member of the class of 1950.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

O’Brien, Robert D. [MC1950 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 4 2010 2:44 PM

JLINKEDIN: Goldwire, Courtney [MC1990] Sr Mktg Cons at The Smallwood Grp


Goldwire, Courtney [MC1990]
Senior Marketing Consultant at The Smallwood Group
Greater Atlanta Area

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 4 2010 3:26 PM

JOBIT: Minozzi, Michael F. Jr. [MC1964 RIP]


Michael F. Minozzi, Jr. of Marco Island

Michael F. Minozzi Jr. of Marco Island passed away early Aug. 1, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 4-7 p.m. at Josberger Funeral Home, 577 Elkcam Circle on Marco Island.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by contributions to the Marco Island Police Foundation and the Marco Island Fire Department Foundation.

Funeral services will be held at the San Marco Catholic Church on Marco Island on Friday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m.. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Marco Island Cemetery

Minozzi was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. and was one of 14 siblings.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Lynn; their five children, Dr. Michael Minozzi and his wife, Amy; Marie Swanson and her husband, Richard; Katherine Castello and her husband, Michael; David Fine and his wife, Barri, and Steven Fine; their 10 grandchildren, Michael, Christian and Ryan Swanson; Ava, Lena and Luke Minozzi; Christopher and Mathew Castelo, and Jackie and Leila Fine; Michael’s six brothers, William, Charles, Thomas, Pat, Frank and Edward Minozzi; four sisters, Susan Guzzardi, Annette and Carol Minozzi and Sibilla Tucker.

He was preceded in death by his loving granddaughter Angela Castelo and his three brothers, Richard, Ronald and Daniel Minozzi.

Minozzi’s legacy is one of unyielding love for his family, his church and his community. All of his energies were focused on assuring that he gave all he could for as long as he could to help as many as possible.

Minozzi attended local schools in New York and was named to the all-county basketball team as well as receiving top “craftsman” awards at graduation. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Manhattan College and graduated cum laude with a major in management and finance.

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Minozzi was a devoted member of the Marco Island Knights of Columbus where he served as an officer for many years and became Grand Knight in 1999. He also served as Faithful Navigator for the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly and was named “Knight of the year” in 2004. His leadership in the Knights led to hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for his local church, San Marco Catholic Church. As a member of San Marco Church, Minozzi was chairman of the Parish Council, worked on the Liturgy Committee, was past chair of the Finance Committee and served on the St. Finbarr Building Fund and Parish Center Building Fund committees – both efforts leading to the construction of a new church for people living off of Marco Island and for a new Parish Hall for San Marco Church. He designed and directed the creation of the San Marco Catholic Church Memorial Gardens, refurbished the St. Bernadette Grotto and personally built many fixtures for the church, including the holy oil cabinet in the front of the church, the church’s creche and a hand-sculptured crucifix hanging in the front of the Parish Hall. Until his death, Minozzi served on the church’s Parish Council, was head of the Lectors and led the “7 Last Words” group.

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Minozzi, Michael F. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited



I believe Michael F. Minozzi Jr. is a member of the class of 1964.

The man responded to the call on his life to do God’s work. A Jasper we all can be proud of.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Minozzi, Michael F. Jr. [MC1964 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 4 2010 6:31 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Aug 4 2010 9:48 PM

CARTOON: Ever wonder why … …

John: I haven’t sent you any political cartoons in a while, but here’s a new one. I’ve done a number of caricatures over the years depicting politicians as animals. I’ve made Richard Nixon into a cocker spaniel, Fred Thompson into an elephant and Gerald Ford into a gorilla (King Kong). Now it’s Obama’s turn. This kind of sums up the state of Obama’s presidency, in my view. I was afraid that Obama (with his skimpy resume and naive views on world affairs) might be the “Second Coming” of Jimmy Carter. It looks like that’s exactly what he’s turning out to be. At least he hasn’t given a “National Malaise” speech yet. (In case you’ve forgotten, it was the nadir of Carter’s presidency, and the most embarrassing speech ever given by an American President.) But there’s still time. And I’m sure his fan Chris Matthews (who wrote the original speech for Carter) will gladly write a new one for him. – Jerry Breen ’71

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Breen, Jerry (MC1971)

[JR: Always enjoy when you skewer a politician of any flavor.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 5 2010 2:06 PM

JLINKEDIN: Carr, Patrick [MC1999] Sr Financial Analyst at EXSIF Worldwide


Carr, Patrick [MC1999]
Senior Financial Analyst at EXSIF Worldwide
Greater New York City Area

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 5 2010 2:33 PM

JOY: D’Elena, Lisa [MC2007] engaged


Lisa D’Elena to marry Timothy Fisher

West Milford — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D’Elena of West Milford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa to Timothy Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Fisher of West Milford.

Lisa and Timothy are graduates of West Milford High School class of 2003. Lisa received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Manhattan College in 2007 and currently is working in New York as a merchandise control analyst for the Ross Corporation. Timothy received his criminal justice degree from The College of New Jersey in 2007 and is currently employed by Unique Concrete of West Milford.

A September 2011 wedding is planned.

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D’Elena, Lisa [MC2007]

[JR: Mozel Tov.]

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JNEWS: Bernsley, David [MC1992] Monroe-Woodbury NY HS principal


Updated: August 5, 2010

A homecoming for David Bernsley

David Bernsley, a Monroe native who is the new Monroe-Woodbury High School principal, is getting ready for a new school year which is now less than a month away. Bernsley is a member of the M-W Class of 1987, and feels his new role is also a homecoming for him. Photo by Nancy Kriz

M-W graduate begins new role as high school principal, By Nancy Kriz

CENTRAL VALLEY – At six feet, seven inches tall, David Bernsley can be easily noticed walking down the hallways at Monroe-Woodbury High School.

While the summer months tend to be slower at the high school, there is still a lot of activity going on every day. Bernsley – the new high school principal – stops and chats with everyone he encounters, shaking hands and asking how things are going as he makes his way around the building.

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The David Bernsley Bio

Graduated in 1987 from Monroe-Woodbury

Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College; master’s degree from Iona College and certificate of advanced study from SUNY New Paltz.

Lived in Israel and played professional basketball for the Israeli National Team. The team won the 1997 European Championship.

Taught at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx and at North Rockland High School in Thiells in Rockland County.

Served as assistant principal at Washingtonville High School.

Served as principal for the past five years at Wallkill High School.

Bernsley, wife Karen and their four children live in Montgomery; his parents Harvey and Valerie Bernsley still live in Monroe.

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Bernsley, David [MC????]

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I believe that David Scott Bernsley is a member of the class of 1992.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Bernsley, David [MC1992]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 5 2010 7:58 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Aug 7 2010 4:27 PM

JFOUND: O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983] “Building Kansas City” Radio Sun AM

“Building Kansas City” Radio Show

Join Deb O’Bannon, a University of Missouri-Kansas City civil engineering professor, as she explores how and why structures are built with Kansas City-area policymakers, experts and community members. Listen to how the built environment are affecting our economy, health, roads, homes and environment. Tune in to or stream online “Building Kansas City” at 11:30 a.m. CST Sunday mornings on KCMO Talk Radio 710.

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O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 5 2010 9:55 PM

JEMAIL: McGoey Tom (MC1969) ids story about Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

From: Tom McG <tmgsiny@yahoo.com>
Date: August 5, 2010 10:41:16 AM EDT
Subject: Nice Story about Peter Quinn MC ‘69


Judge Is Still Missing, but Novel Tracks Him Down
Published: August 4, 2010

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One day last week, the novelist Peter Quinn (“I’m actually a lapsed historian”) was walking west on 45th Street, beyond Eighth Avenue, when he stopped outside the old home of a vanished Broadway restaurant called Billy Haas’s Chophouse.

“This is it,” he said, nodding at the graceless apartment building that had, in the local manner, risen to take its place. “He comes out here” — Mr. Quinn pointed at the curb — “and a tan cab is heading west. He’s wearing a double-breasted coat. He’s just had dinner with William Klein, a lawyer for the Shubert brothers, and a showgirl named Sally Ritz. He tips his hat, climbs in the cab — and that’s it.”

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[JR: Thanks, Tom. Much appreciated. Great find. No mention of MC, so I’m blind. That’s why we need eyeballs, until the internet comes up with an identity tagging mechanism. I could use “Big Brother”. Till then, the readership has to help.]

McGoey Tom (MC1969)

Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

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On Aug 6, 2010, at 11:23 PM, McEneney, Mike (MC1953) wrote:

Dear John,

   Today’s NY Daily News has a piece by Peter Quinn, ’69 about a new book he wrote: “The Man Who Never Returned”, a novel about Judge Crater. Judge Crater, a Justice of the NY State Supreme Court, disappeared on August 6, 1930 and was never found. Yesterday’s NY Times also had an interesting piece about Peter and his book.

   Peter’s late father, also Peter was a Justice of The Supreme Court and a Jasper!


[JR: Thanks, Mike. But you were scooped by McGoey Tom (MC1969). Guess he's after your job as leading Jasper Jottings researcher. Tough job market out there. But we have a lot of desks in the the Virtual Jasper Jottings Newsroom. Although you may eventually be demoted to the MySpace Desk. LOL! Hope your PT is getting you back in fighting shape. I think Ed is tiring under the look up load. Seriously much appreciated. It was a great story without a mention of MC.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 6 2010 10:34 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Aug 7 2010 8:53 AM

JEMAIL: Walsh, Joe (MC1958) falls off the list

From: “Joe Walsh”
Date: August 1, 2010 10:37:22 AM EDT
To: “reinke, fjohn68″
Subject: Jasper Jottings

John, I fell off the Jasper Jottings distribution list when ATT dropped its DSL services and I had to get a new Internet provider. My email address is now {Privacy Invoked}. Could you put me back on the list? Thank you.

Joe Walsh, ’58′A

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Walsh, Joe (MC1958)

Time for me to preach!




Now MC again gave out “lifetime” email addresses. And, I know the good folks who did it. BUTT (there’s always a big but) you should ALWAYS own your own email address. You might trust MC, but they might be sold out to SUNY by the Gooferment. (Yeah, I know my tin foil hat is on too tight.)

Note this is different than buying email service from say Yahoo. At Yahoo, you become FriendOfBrotherJasper @ yahoo dot com, that’s the same problem as FriendOfBrotherJasper @ Your ISP dot com.

You need to OWN the part after the @!

And, I don’t particularly care what you call yourself. Or who handles your mail. Go buy FriendOfBrotherJasper dot whatever. Then use Google to handle the mail or the Service Provider. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 but there are many other domain registrars. Mine is just the one I recommend.

(Disclaimer: If you use that link and sign up, I probably get a dime of your something a lot less than 20 bucks. This monumental inducement has not prejudiced my recommendation. But there some new FTC rule about blog payola so there I’ve disclosed this tremendous conflict of interest. Argh! Gooferment diktats!)

That name FriendOfBrotherJasper dot whatever is yours for as long as you pay the annual ten buck registration fee.

And it will never change.


You can control your own Yahoo subscription.

To subscribe send an email to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with your name and class year.

To unsubscribe send an email to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Minimal effort on everyone’s part.

We now resume your normal entertainment broadcast with the program already in progress.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 6 2010 11:04 AM

JNEWS: Lightbody, Jason [MC2004] Yale Physician Assistant Program


Why Physician Assistant School May be Right for You
It’s one of the fastest growing careers in the country. Learn about how to get into a top program.
By Brian Burnsed
Posted August 6, 2010

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After graduating from Manhattan College in 2004, Jason Lightbody had aspirations to pursue a career in the medical field, but didn’t want to sacrifice his personal life to the rigors of medical school, a residency, and life as a physician. He remembered being treated by a physician assistant for injuries he sustained as a soccer player at Methodist University during his first two years of school, and soon realized that pursuing a career as a PA would be rewarding while allowing him a full life outside of the one he lived in his scrubs. Lightbody graduated from the Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in 2007. “I never want to regret not living life to the fullest and I thought that if I were to go to med school then I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of things in my life that I wanted to do,” he says. “I’m still certain I made the right decision.”

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Lightbody, Jason [MC2004]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 6 2010 1:50 PM

JNEWS: Doran, Willard [MC1954] Capital Region HoF 2010


Capital Region Hall of Fame Class of 2010
Published: Friday, August 06, 2010
By Steve Grandin
For The Record

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Willard Doran (Capital District Chapter)

Willard Doran is a graduate of LaSalle Institute, Manhattan College and SUNY Albany. Will began his career as a teacher in the Lansingburgh School District in the physical education department. He coached varsity basketball for eight years, was principal of Knickerbacker Junior High School for 13 years, and was the director of student development at Hudson Valley Community College for 14 years. While at LaSalle, he was captain of the football, baseball and basketball teams. He was captain of the 1953-54 Manhattan College basketball team, a member of the Troy All-City All-Time Basketball Team and a member of Ken Norton’s All-Time Manhattan Basketball Team.

He officiated high school and local college football as a member of the Capital District Football Officials Association for 40 years.

He is a member of the LaSalle Athletic Hall of Fame, the Emerald Club Athletic Hall of Fame, Lansingburgh School System Hall of Fame, and the Friends of 112th Street Hall of Fame.

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Doran, Willard [MC????]

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I believe that J. Willard Doran is a member of the class of 1954.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Doran, Willard [MC1954]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 6 2010 1:56 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Aug 7 2010 4:27 PM

JLINKEDIN: Grech, Thomas J. [MC1993] Ser and Ops Exec at Sony DADC


Grech, Thomas J. [MC1993]
Service and Operations Executive at Sony DADC
Greater New York City Area
Logistics and Supply Chain


Thomas J. Grech has over 20 years experience in the print and publishing fields. In 1985, he started his career with RR Donnelley and spent nearly a dozen years in a variety of positions including customer service manager, sales rep, and international sales representative traveling throughout South America.

Currently, Tom works for SONY DADC at the firms’ Pitman, NJ facility, advising the Executive Management team on Account Team issues, cost management and Key Performance Indicators.

Until 2009, Tom was Senior Vice President and Director of Sales for Virtudocs, Inc, a well-regarded document management firm headquartered in NYC. His other interests include investing and managing multi-family real estate, adviser to both for-profit and non-profit boards and teaching as an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College.

He is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a BS in Accounting and an MBA in International Business from Manhattan College.


Self-directed team building, sales, sales management, organizational integration, document management and process solutions. Entrepreneurship, volunteer activities.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 6 2010 2:42 PM

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) votes for free

From: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)
Date: August 1, 2010 1:54:30 PM EDT
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31 – 2010 Aug 01


Yahoo works for me! As you’re message suggested I am one of those who enjoy read a leisurely read of Jasper Jottings each Sunday with my coffee. Keep up the good work and thanks very much for your efforts.

All the best.
Bill O’Connell, ’59
Williamsburg, VA

[JR: One vote for the free service regardless of the minor problems.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 7 2010 11:13 AM

JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) ids two jaspers

From: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)
Date: August 2, 2010 7:41:16 AM EDT
To: reinke, fjohn68
Subject: Patrick J. Keogh Esq. 1965; John S. Levendoskky 2006


I believe Patrick J. Keogh Esq. is a member of the class of 1965.

I believe John S. Levendosky is a member of the class of 2006.


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[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. I'm catching up.]

Keogh, Patrick J. [MC1965]

Levendosky, John S. [MC2006]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 7 2010 11:16 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Aug 7 2010 4:27 PM

JNEWS: LaRosa, William [MC1979] BoD Vitesse Semiconductor


[August 06, 2010]

Vitesse Appoints G. William LaRosa to Board of Directors

CAMARILLO, Calif. –(Business Wire)–

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, today announced that G. William LaRosa will join its Board of Directors. He will serve on the Governance & Nominating and Compensation committees.

“Bill is a strong addition to the Vitesse Board of Directors,” said Chris Gardner, chief executive officer of Vitesse. “He brings a wealth of business leadership experience, having worked with Fortune 100 companies and start-ups alike. Bill’s deep expertise in global operations, sales & marketing, and customer service, will benefit Vitesse significantly as we continue to execute on our growth plans in the coming years.”

Mr. LaRosa is currently the CEO of G.W. LaRosa & Associates LLC, a global technology sales and business development firm. With over 30 years of experience, he has held various senior level positions at industry-leading companies including General Electric, IBM (News – Alert), and dvanced Micro Devices. In addition, Mr. LaRosa founded Lead Group International (LGI), and helped lead smaller technology companies including Silicon Graphics (SGI) and American Motion Systems.

Mr. LaRosa currently serves on the board of advisors for Silvatron Partners in Los Gatos, Calif. He is a past director for the advisory board for the Lubin School of Business at PACE University, and a former chairman of the board at LGI. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Lubin School of Business at PACE University and has a B.S. in electrical and electronic engineering from Manhattan College in New York City.

With the addition of Mr. LaRosa, the Vitesse board consists of six members. The Company set the size of the board at six directors as part of its debt restructuring that closed on October 30, 2009.

About Vitesse

Vitesse designs, develops and markets a diverse portfolio of high-performance, cost-competitive semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Engineering excellence and dedicated customer service distinguish Vitesse as an industry leader in high-performance Ethernet LAN, WAN, and RAN, Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH, Optical Transport (OTN), and best-in-class Signal Integrity and Physical Layer products for Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Serial Attached SCSI, InfiniBand®, Video, and PCI (News – Alert) Express applications. Additional company and product information is available at www.vitesse.com.

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LaRosa, William [MC????]

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I believe that G. William LaRosa is a member of the class of 1979.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

LaRosa, William [MC1979]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 7 2010 11:59 AM

JOBIT: Bohan, Daniel P. [MC1962 RIP]


Daniel P. Bohan
    * BORN: August 13, 1940
    * DIED: August 5, 2010
    * LOCATION: McLean, VA

Daniel P. Bohan was born on August 13, 1940 to Marion Lennon Bohan and Daniel Bohan in New York City. Throughout his career, Daniel has distinguised himself as an entrepreneur, visionary, serviceman, builder and businessman. He received a degree in Psychology in 1962 from Manhattan College, where he was active in both the German Club and the rifle team. Soon after graduation, he joined the Air Force and was assigned to duty. His last assignment brought him to the Washington D.C. area where he was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in the late 60’s. He loved the area around Washington and delighted in the town houses on Capitol Hill. He also took great joy in walking the vast land south of Washington D.C. in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Virginia and invested in property there. A teacher of real estate, he decided that the area would make an ideal setting for a career in real estate.

Soon after he married Gloria Spinelli, they moved to Fredericksburg where he was quickly thrust into home building when a contractor whose homes he was selling suddenly died on the job. Gloria and Dan settled in one of the homes and both began their life’s work together in the area. The year was 1972. Dan was building homes and Gloria started a travel business. They shared an old English stone house as an office. They eventually decided the area was too far away from the “action”, so today a different office of theirs stands on the busy road known as Plank Road or Route 3, in front of the Spotsylvania Mall. Mr. Bohan established Omega Real Estate and Omega Organization, Builders and Developers while Gloria started Omega World Travel. During the 70’s, Mr. Bohan built some 400 homes and developed Battle Park Lakes in Spotsylvania, Virginia. When interest rates rose to over 18% in the late 70’s and early 80’s, Dan shifted his attention to the travel business that Gloria was operating. The travel business was also undergoing change in that it was being deregulated and new opportunities were emerging. Dan took great delight in helping Gloria to expand by searching for prime locations for travel offices around the greater Washington area. His construction crew shifted gears by building out and renovating offices using a modern design of low white counters and decor that distinguished the business from competitors and offered a consistent look for customer identification. By 1982, Omega had expanded to eight locations in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland areas.

At that time, the Government Accounting Office was conducting a test program to see how well private industry could service the government for official travel. This represented a real challenge to Dan who had been involved in proposal reviews and government forms while serving in the Air Force. He spearheaded Omega’s entry into government travel and set the stage for a unique and pioneering role in furthering the growth of travel agents in serving government travelers.

Always looking to do something “exciting”, Mr. Bohan saw the advantage in the early 80’s of buying and selling airline coupons that some carriers were offering to travelers as incentives to fly on their airline. This was legal at the time and it helped Omega establish a loyal customer base that appreciated the chance to save money. His loyal and trusted building crew once again shifted gears and helped further the effort by buying coupons from travelers at airports. This effort gained Omega nationwide attention for innovation. Dan continued to work closely with Gloria and the two formed a close partnership with Dan focused on sales and marketing, along with special projects. He quickly became well known in the travel business as an expert and visionary. Through the years, industry executives have credited him for his insight, creativity and ability to foresee future trends. His talent and energy has helped to spark the growth of Omega World Travel into the fifth largest travel agency in the U.S. and more recently, Cruise.com, which has become the largest seller of cruises on the Internet.

As a former cobol programmer, Daniel was intrigued with the Internet and encouraged Gloria to go along with the development of a travel technology company which is known as TravTech. Dan grew up on Long Island where his father developed and built homes in Bellport, Bluepoint, Amityville and Westhampton Beach. Bohan senior was an early developer of beachfront property along Dune Road in the late 40’s and sold homes along the ocean for $5, 000 and bayside for $4200. He was also considered a great visionary at that time for taking what was considered a risk in buying along the ocean. He and his wife, Marion, built and ran the Ocean Bay Apartments in the early 50’s which Dan and Gloria today still operate in the village of Westhampton Beach. Daniel learned the building and real estate business from his father who also owned a real estate agency in Westhampton. He inherited his mother’s outgoing personality and loved sales and meeting people. He was very proud of his mother’s efforts as a Gray Lady during the war. Like her, he has always been energized by the challenges of new experiences and “Meet People” is a slogan he has promoted in business.

Dan loved the water as he grew up along the sandy dunes of Long Island. He learned to sail at an early age and always wanted to live near the water, whether it was the ocean or rivers. His mother and father loved to take him and his cousins in their Ford “tin lizzy” to Miami during the cold winters up north. Dan has continued to love winters down south. Gloria and Dan even had their wedding reception and honeymoon on a cruise ship. Love of water and cruising was not only the spark that ignited the idea for Omega, but also, for Cruise.com. While Dan has never tired of finding new things to challenge him in life, whether work or play, perhaps the thing that he values most is the respect and love that he has earned from his employees.

Dan has struggled for 6 years to overcome a brain injury sustained after heart surgery in 2004. His dramatic fight has inspired the medical community and his effort has helped those with traumatic brain injuries. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Gloria Spinelli Bohan; his cousins George Atwater, Susan and Joseph Sciareno; Doris and Jean Wells; Lucille and Jack O’Dwyer; niece and nephew, Christine and John O’Dwyer and many devoted friends.


Bohan, Daniel P. [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/Rqwn



Another great Jasper.

How come we only hear his story after he died.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: It's sad that we can't capture the great stories!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 7 2010 1:55 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Aug 7 2010 9:07 PM

JLINKEDIN: Mackey, Peter [MC1973] Head, CFA Examinations at CFA Institute


Mackey, Peter [MC1973]
Head, CFA Examinations at CFA Institute
Charlottesville, Virginia Area
Investment Management

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 7 2010 2:47 PM

ENDNOTE: Pity the poor donkey; give the asses a similar treatment


Parachuting donkey shocks Russian beachgoers
AFP – Wednesday, July 21

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MOSCOW (AFP) – – Russian beachgoers got a shock when they saw a donkey soaring in the blue skies over the balmy beaches on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia last week, police said on Tuesday. Attached to a parachute, the animal screamed in fear as it circled over heads of holidaymakers sunbathing on a beach in the Cossack village of Golubitskaya in the Krasnodar region. A regional police spokeswoman said the donkey ended up in the skies as a result of an impromptu advertising campaign by several Russian entrepreneurs to attract beachgoers to their private beach.

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“The donkey screamed and children cried,” regional police spokeswoman Larisa Tuchkova told AFP. “No-one had the brains to call police.”

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[JR: I'd suggest that someone drop the "entrepreneurs" out of a plane upside down dangling form a chute. It would serve them right to have an international and national boycott of their project. Like that shopping center "where Santa died" after helicopter arrival of Jolly Old went bad in front of all the children. Would serve them right to go broke and go screaming as their bank balance drop to zero.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 7 2010 6:37 PM

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"