JASPER JOTTINGS Week 34 - 2010 Aug 22  

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




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POSITRACTION: Changing the world, one woman at a time


Arkansas native devotes life to poor women in Thailand
Jodie Hightower

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Conway, Ark., Jul 31, 2010 / 01:15 pm (CNA).- Some people dream of making a difference in the world and others actually do it. Arkansas native Elizabeth Lachowsky Thaibinh and her husband, Michael, founded Wildflower Home in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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“We take mothers in crisis, maybe they are single and pregnant, victims of domestic violence or whatever the situation,” she said in an interview with Arkansas Catholic during a recent trip back to Conway, Arkansas and Houston, Texas. “We teach them and help them readjust to society so they can effectively raise their children.”

Wildflower Home began in 2004 as an outreach ministry of the Maryknoll religious order. The Thaibinhs were lay missionaries and began their mission work in Thailand in 1994, she said. Even though in June the Maryknolls pulled out of Thailand and Vietnam because of financial concerns, Thaibinh said she will stay in the country and continue Wildflower Home.

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[JR: Wow! Now first thought is why not do it at home. Are there no needs in Arkansas? But, one has to be amazed at the physical raw courage of these folks. Like trapeze artist working without at net. So far from home. So alone. Guess that's what demonstrating faith is all about. Each of us faces our own challenges. They say you never get more than you can handle. If so, I'd like small challenges, please. But the folks who do the big ones are inspiring. If they can do THAT, then surly I can do this. (Yeah, and don't call me Shirley!) Having studied Thai in military language school, this woman's accomplishment is impressive.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 15 2010 12:37 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

MNEWS: An MC librarian weds


Heather Paulson, Samuel Dodge
Published: August 13, 2010

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Heather Rose Paulson and Samuel Barclay Dodge were married Saturday evening at the Mountain Meadow Inn in Helena, Mont. Benjamin Martin, a cousin of the bride and a Universal Life minister, officiated.

The bride, 28, is taking her husband’s name. Until earlier this month, she worked in Manhattan as a children’s assistant librarian at the New York Society Library. Later this month, she is to begin working as the information services librarian at Manhattan College in Riverdale, the Bronx. She graduated with honors from Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and received a master’s in library science from Long Island University’s School of Library and Information Science in Manhattan. She is pursuing a master’s in humanities and social thought at New York University.

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A version of this article appeared in print on August 15, 2010, on page ST13 of the New York edition.

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[JR: Interesting. But published in the Old GreyLady. Why?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 15 2010 1:37 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: Flynn, Jim [MC????] Information / Data Architect at CJK Info Services


Flynn, Jim [MC????]
Information / Data Architect at CJK Info Services
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 15 2010 2:24 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: Wallace, Patrick [MC2007] Planning Supervisor at Maxus


Wallace, Patrick [MC2007]
Planning Supervisor at Maxus
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 15 2010 2:54 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) cites two examples of past rants


Group asks Pope to stop sale of Boston’s Catholic health-care system
August 11, 2010

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A coalition of lay Catholics has appealed to Pope Benedict XVI to block the sale of Boston’s Catholic health-care system to a secular corporation.

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Court victory for Loretto Sisters in dispute with California bishop
August 12, 2010

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A California appellate court on August 10 sided with the Loretto Sisters and against Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento in a dispute over proceeds of the sale of a Catholic high school to a charter school.

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My fellow Jasper alums,

Taking off my CIC hat, I presume to write you as a fellow alum.

You’ve read my rants. Some of you have pushed back publicly and privately.

But here are two indisputable data points. You may think you have First Amendment “rights”, but you don’t. The evil Gooferment has been slowly crushing the civic, social, and religious life out of this country by consuming all the “air”. It is supplanting God as the thing to be worshipped.

Note the “health care system” sold to “secular”. Think they will do abortions? Note the school sold to a “charter”. Think it’s going to teach religious virtue.

Now I am just a fat old white guy injineer with a low index, but even I see the handwriting on the wall. The Gooferment religion is going to be worshipping The State from which all benefits flow. Attended by its bishops and priests aka politicians and bureaucrats. And, all you who disagree just take your place in that railroad car over there for a ride to the “Work Will Set You Free” camp vacation.

How stupid are we not to see the hand writing on the wall?

It may be well to late to turn the Titanic. I’d suggest that you examine EVERY person standing for public office. You really only have to query on a few issues: guns, money, and abortion / death penalty. Those are the litmus tests.

    * Do they trust you with a gun with which you may resist the thugs who would force you to comply with Gooferment diktats? (The Second Amendment is NOT about hunting unless by hunting you mean tyrants.)

    * Do they want an honest commodity — gold and / or silver — based money? (Printing press money aka fiat currency is like a rubber yardstick that can always be stretched. With printing press money, the Gooferment is never broke and you pay the hidden tax of inflation. BTW do you believe there is zero inflation? By any food lately?)

    * Do they support abortion or the death penalty? Feel free to examine your Constitution. No where does it give the Gooferment the power to kill folks unless there’s a declaration of war. Or, they use Marque and Reprisal; even that doesn’t allow them to do “wet work” personally, just promise not hold the killer accountable. So how are they not defending the rights of future citizens? How are they killing “convicted murderers”? “Enemy civilians”? “Collateral damage” in foreign countries? Targeting and killing American citizens in foreign countries? And, don’t forget turning inner cities into third world countries with “free fire” zones with their Pseudo War On Some Drugs.

That’s all you have to do. Call out politicians and bureaucrats with “Strike One: Guns”, “Strike Two: Money”, and “Strike Three: Death”.

Sorry to intrude but this has my shorts in a knot.

Respectfully submitted for your consideration,

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 15 2010 5:26 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: Horgan, James P. [MC1983] Financial Services Professional


Horgan, James P. [MC1983]
Financial Services Professional
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Summary: Accomplished financial services and securities management professional with extensive success leading organizational transformation, launching new technologies, developing new processes and initiatives to create business solutions to raise productivities and achieve cost savings. Superb leader with entrepreneurial drive, interpersonal and organizational skills who builds, mentors and inspires high performing teams to maximize performance and productivity across multiple services and locations.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 16 2010 2:31 PM
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JOBIT: Adelhardt, Joseph [MC1964 RIP] reported by Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

More sad news to report. Joe Adelhardt MC class of 1967 / MP 1963, passed on feast of Assumption following relapse of cancer which was thought to have been completely removed in 2009. I let Alumni office know by e-mail but your network may get word more broadly and rapidly distributed to those who may wish to pay their respects. Arrangements are below. Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Janina Adelhardt, 10 Thomas Drive, Manalapan NJ 07726.


Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

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Joseph Adelhardt, 64, of Manalapan

Visitation at Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro FH, 344 Route 9 North, Manalapan, on Tuesday & Wednesday, 8/17 & 18, from 4 to 8 pm both days. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Church, Manalapan, on Thursday, 8/19, at 9:30 am. Interment will follow at the Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Navy Memorial Foundation, Washington, D.C. – www.navymemorial.org/donate

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Adelhardt, Joseph [MC1964 RIP]

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Joseph William Adelhardt, 64, of Manalapan, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in New York City to parents George and Adele (Luchun) Adelhardt, he resided in Hazlet prior to moving to Manalapan 29 years ago. Joe graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Accounting and from Monmouth University with a Masters in Business. He was a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Navy Lieutenant and pilot instructor in Pensacola, Florida. Joe retired in 2008 as Controller and Senior Vice president for Pathmark stores where he worked for 30 years. As an avid photographer, he enjoyed documenting family occasions. Joe’s love of sports, especially baseball, continued throughout his lifetime and his friends and family always looked forward to his annual Adelhardt Softball gatherings. He was a communicant of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Manalapan, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council, Englishtown. Joe was Chairperson of the Monmouth University Leon Hess Business School Business Council as well as the Chairman of the Council’s Steering Committee. Joe also served on the Monmouth University, Leon Hess Business School Accounting Accreditation Committee. He was also an Alumni Board Member.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Janina Juskevicius; his two sons and daughter-in-law, Craig and Jennifer of Wood Ridge and Chad of Narberth, PA; brother and sister-in-law, George and Marion of Yonkers, NY; his sister, Jean of New York, NY; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visit on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17th and 18th, from 4 to 8 pm, at the Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, 344 Route 9 North, Manalapan. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, August 19th, at 9:30 am, at St. Thomas More Church, Manalapan. Interment will follow at B/G William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004 www.navymemorial.org/Donate.

Published in Asbury Park Press on August 17, 2010


Guestbook: http://goo.gl/HkZX

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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 17 2010 12:36 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: Murray, Michael (MC????) Prime Brkg Svcs at FBR Capital Markets


Murray, Michael (MC????)
Head Prime Brokerage Services at FBR Capital Markets
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Specialties: Prime Brokerage, Hedge Fund Service Providers. Hedge Fund Start Up Services, Hedge Fund Capital Introduction, Speaking at Hedge Fund Conferences.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Aug 17 2010 2:40 PM
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JLINKEDIN: Patti, Michael [MC1977] Pgm Mgr at Panasonic Corp. of NA


Patti, Michael [MC1977]
Program Manager at Panasonic Corp. of North America
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Electronics

Summary: An engineering manager with 30 years of experience in both management and design.Specific areas of expertise are in the areas of integrated circuit design and consumer electronicproducts. A hands on technical manager with a broad range of skills in digital and analog circuit design, CAD tools, algorithm development, and software modeling. Experience as a program manager working closely with customers from design concept to high volume production. Significant contributor to business development and marketing activities.

Specialties: technical management, program management, integrated circuit design, consumer electronics product design, product market analysis

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 18 2010 2:03 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) requests you consider donating blood

Dear fellow alumni:

I told the story of how I first started to give blood in Jasper Jottings back in 2005.


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Like the good Brother who encouraged me to give blood for the first time with the exhortation, “you’re probably not too stupid to bleed right … …

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I started giving and it seemed easy enough. I never kept track of how much I gave over the years. But it was a lot. Never thought too much about it. Just a function of habit. Have an opportunity present itself and I’d go bleed.

(Always thought about that forgotten Brother, and wonder if he thought we all got smarter with age?)

That ALL changed in the last five weeks.

Frau was in the ER, CCU, and various parts the hospital. She had a (still) unexplained blood loss. She required 26 pints over the 5 weeks in and out of the hospital as the various doctors tried to figure it out. The magic liquid just came every time it was called for.

Wasn’t until today, when I received an email from the Red Cross about donating blood, that it really clicked.

It was this past week end, when they gave her steroids, and the blood loss slowed to a manageable pace. (She’s on a pace that says she’ll need a pint in a month.) Not a cure by any means, BUTT (there’s always a big but), if those 26 people hadn’t made time to donate, we’d be having a completely different blog post.

Now, evidently, we have good health insurance, since no one has asked me to replace or pay for the blood she’s needed.

But, believing in the Law of Karma, I’d like to replace those 26 pints. Since I don’t have 26 to spare, it would take me a few years to satisfy that “cosmic debt”. (Even though, I’ve probably “pre paid” it.) So I’m going to ask for your help.

We don’t need a formal “directed donation” of O+. But, I would appreciate if you would donate a pint. Any flavor. In her name, for her: “Frau Reinke”.

p.s., don’t tell her, she’d be embarrassed at the attention and mad at me for make her the center of attention. I’m too old, too poor, and need her too much to be sent to the doghouse or worse divorce court for this particular “offense”.

By way of “reward”, or “punishment” depending upon your view point, I will enter everyone who donates a pint into a raffle for an autographed copy of “CHURCH 10●19●62”. Value somewhere between zero and about $60. Contest runs between now and the last day of September. Please email or mail me some evidence of the donation. I’ll figure out some way to get a random number.


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It is often difficult to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients during the summer months. With schools out and families on vacation, it’s important for eligible donors to come forward and give the gift of life.

All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative, and B negative.

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or CLICK HERE http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation to find a convenient donation opportunity and to schedule an appointment.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 18 2010 11:23 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JNEWS: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] is interviewed in the WSJ


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Judge Crater and the Ever-Vanishing City

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Peter Quinn’s two previous historical novels are in some sense about vanishing New York, but his latest tackles the theme directly. In “The Man Who Never Returned,” out this month, Mr. Quinn revisits the case of Joseph Force Crater, the real-life New York State Supreme Court judge who mysteriously disappeared in 1930.

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You retired as a speechwriter in 2007. Without a day job, have you become more productive as a novelist?

The day I retired I took my dog down to the train station to say goodbye to the people I rode the 6:18 train with. Since then I haven’t got up at 5:30 once. I get done in 12 hours what I used to get done in two. It’s hard to write all day, although James Patterson seems to be very productive. He sat behind me in English class at Manhattan College. I tell people, “Jim and I together have sold 150 million books, worldwide. James Patterson has sold 149,996,000. I sold the rest.”

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[JR: That’s one talented class!]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 19 2010 9:58 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JNEWS: Deppisch, Ralph [MC1968] speaks at Distressed Investing Forum ’10


Ralph Deppisch, Luminous Ventures on Acquiring Assets from the FDIC at Distressed Investing Forum’10

2010-08-18 21:22:25 – Ralph Deppisch, Managing Member, Luminous Ventures, Presenting at Distressed Investing Experts Forum 2010, “Analyzing and Valuing Distressed Companies, Securities and Real Estate (DistressedInvestingExpertsForum.com), September 21, New York

Ralph Deppisch, Managing Member, Luminous Ventures, will present at Golden Networking’s Distressed Investing Experts Forum 2010, “Analyzing and Valuing Distressed Companies, Securities and Real Estate” (www.DistressedInvestingExpertsForum.com), September 21st, 2010, New York City. Mr. Deppisch will join a team of experienced practitioners in the panel “Finding Acquiring Distressed Financial Assets from the FDIC”.

Mr. Deppisch, an experienced Commercial Real Estate senior executive with an emphasis in all aspects of development, asset management and valuation, has served for the past twenty five years in the capacities of Vice President, Senior Vice President, Director, Founder and Managing Member. He has acquired an in depth knowledge in the underwriting, valuation and financing of a wide range of product types with strong affiliation relationships in all areas of the Real Estate Industry.

Mr. Deppisch has built through his career strategic affiliations in the capital markets sector including equity raising and the formation of joint venture partnerships, debt financing and the negotiation of loan documents, as well managed the development and implementation of public/private and political outreach programs as well as public/private partnership structures. Mr. Deppisch holds a Bachelor in Sciences, Electrical Engineering, from Manhattan College, and a Master in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton.

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Deppisch, Ralph [MC1968]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 19 2010 10:06 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: O’Reilly, Peter [MC1994] Project Manager at Arbee Associates


O’Reilly, Peter [MC1994]
Project Manager at Arbee Associates
Baltimore, Maryland Area

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    * Posted on: Thu, Aug 19 2010 2:08 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: Flynn, James [MC1987] Senior Vice President at Citibank


Flynn, James [MC1987]
Senior Vice President at Citibank
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 20 2010 10:18 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:29 PM

JHQ: 23 SEPT 10 McFaddens — MC Boston networking event


Manhattan College Networking Event in Boston: September 23rd at McFaddens.

All Manhattan College Alumni in there area should find a way to make this event! We are expecting a large …

By Michael McLeod, Alumni Relations Officer at Manhattan College

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 20 2010 5:24 PM

JLINKEDIN: McGrath, Robert [MC1993] Sr Client Svcs at Mellon Capital Mgmt


McGrath, Robert [MC1993]
Senior Client Services Officer at Mellon Capital Management
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 20 2010 8:49 PM

JFOUND: Martin, Margaret (MC1998); her daughter has cookbook for you


A Cookbook fundraiser in honor of Caitlin Anne Martin

“Cooking with Caitlin”
Following a Neutropenic/Low Microbial Diet

A cookbook that highlights recipes that work within the Neutropenic / Low Microbial Diet Guidelines. A Neutropenic/ Low Microbial diet is a special diet that must be followed during cancer treatment. Just about any recipe can be converted to meet the Neutropenic/Low Microbial Diet Guidelines

The Cookbooks are: http://cookingwithcaitlin.webs.com/orderform.htm

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Caitlin’s dad, Michael Martin, will be running in his second NYC Marathon in November 2010, as a part of Fred’s Team. Fred’s Team raises money for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The proceeds from this cookbook will go towards Mike’s 2010 run with a donation in Caitlin’s name towards The Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Thank you again for you support & Bon appetit!

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[JR: Cookbooks are 20$ for a good cause. And, I'm sure, if you try a recipe or two, it won't kill you. Even if it's awful, then you'll understand a little bit of what those afflicted are going through. It's probably good for you anyway. And, if you don't like, and you're like this fat old white guy injineer, you could lose a few pounds. Seriously, we need to support our fellow Jasper and her daughter.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 20 2010 9:24 PM

ENDNOTE: Can’t Be Pro-Abortion Catholic


Archbishop: Can’t Be Pro-Abortion Catholic, No Communion for Abortion Backers
by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor
July 28, 2010

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis says it is “clear and unambiguous” that Catholics who want to remain in good standing with the Church can’t support abortion. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson also says those who support legalized abortion should voluntarily opt out of receiving community.

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Finally going to address the CINO politicians?

I doubt it. My tin foil hat says that the Gooferment has the sex scandal hanging over them. We’ll see?

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 21 2010 6:37 PM

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