JASPER JOTTINGS Week 43 - 2010 Oct 24 

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




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Oct 17, 2010 

POSITRACTION: Pray for the unborn during Advent


Cardinals invite world to join Pope in prayer vigil for unborn

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2010 / 10:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- To encourage a commitment and witness within the Church to love and life, a prayer initiative to be led by Pope Benedict XVI is being promoted by a pair of cardinals. All bishops of the world are being asked to invite the faithful to pray for the unborn during the prayerful season before Christmas during the prayerful season before Christmas.

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[JR: Regardless of how "Catholic" a Catholic you are, one can "pray for the unborn during the prayerful season before Christmas". As a pro-choice pro-life anti-death penalty little L libertarian, who spent a lot of years in Catholic school, I can only wonder why we permit the various Gooferments of the world, including our own, to kill people. Men of good conscience can debate when exactly that the Right to Life, as cited in the DofI, inures to a person. It's hard to debate that the widespread use of abortion, as birth control and population control, has DRAMATICALLY changed the species. It's hard to imagine a more self-destructive meme. Morality aside, it's just stupid behavior. And, this sinner joins the bishops in their call to reflection on this self-inflicted genocide. Donna Nobis Pacem!]

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Oct 17, 2010 

JOBIT: Myers, Robert O. [MC1960 RIP]


Robert O. Myers, 72, of East Hartford, peacefully entered into eternal life on Friday (October 15, 2010) at his home with his sister by his side.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 20, 1938, a son of the late Russell and Aurise (Beaudry) Myers, he had resided in East Hartford for the past forty years. Robert was a graduate of Manhattan College in New York and earned his MSEE degree from UCONN. Prior to his retirement in 2003, Bob was employed as an Electrical Engineer by Kaman Aircraft for 34 years and Sikorsky Aircraft for ten years. While working at Kaman, Bob was on a special assignment for three years with the U.S. Navy and traveled to work in Sicily, Italy, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

Bob was an active and faithful communicant of St. Mary’s Church, East Hartford where he was a former CCD teacher, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Altar Server, Bingo volunteer, Food Bank volunteer, and member of the Men’s Club. Bob was also a member of the National Helicopter Society.

Bob is survived by his sister, M. Annette Myers of White Plains, NY; a brother, Chesley Roy Myers and his wife, Rosanne, of Mahopac, NY; a niece, Jennifer Castro and her husband, Frank, of Putnam Valley, NY and their two children, Caden and Annabelle; a nephew, John Myers of Mahopac, NY; special friends, Anita and John Morrison of East Hartford; and many other friends and former co-workers.

Funeral services will be Wednesday (October 20, 2010) at 9:15 a.m. from the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church, Main Street/Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford. Burial will be held on Saturday at White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday (October 19th) from 4-7 p.m. Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church. 15 Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on October 17, 2010


Myers, Robert O. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/GLKa



I believe that Robert O. Myers is a member of the class of 1960.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Myers, Robert O. [MC1960 RIP]

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Oct 17, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Velasquez, Alejandro [MC2001] International Civil Servant


Velasquez, Alejandro [MC2001]
International Civil Servant
Greater New York City Area
International Affairs

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Oct 17, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Delfa, Francisco Manuel Martin [MC2006] Business Analyst --
Market Data at Bolsas y Mercados Españoles


Delfa, Francisco Manuel Martin [MC2006]
Business Analyst at Market Data at Bolsas y Mercados Españoles
Madrid Area, Spain
Financial Services

Summary: Market Data Service (MDS) business consultant providing advice and expertise in market data content, delivery, expense and control. Equity Direct Market Access,Market Data, Business Intelillent, Project Manager broad experience in all aspects of Computer Science.

Specialties: Equity Direct Market Access , Market Data, Business Intelillent, Project Managemet, Server architecture

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Oct 18, 2010 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports on Sandstrom, Fr. Philip (MC1957)

Dear John,

   On Sunday, Saint Barnabas Parish in the Bronx closed out it’s Centennial Year with a Mass and reception. Archbishop Dolan was the Principal Celebrant at the Mass. He was joined by a large number of Priests who had served in the Parish in years past. Among them was Father Philip Sandstrom, ’57 who is now stationed in Brussels, Belgium. Father is responsible for two English speaking Parishes in Belgium, one is St. Nicholas at the Bourse rue Tabora, B-1000 Brussels Belgium.

   Father is in the States for the next week or so at which time he will return to Brussels. If any Jaspers are traveling over there , I am sure that he would love to see them.


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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Sandstrom, Fr. Philip (MC1957)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Great report. Have to update the "overseas" Jaspers page.]

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Oct 18, 2010 

MNEWS: MC opposes an adjunct union


Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A Sad Day for Manhattan College

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Today we are sorry to have to report to you that at this meeting that took place yesterday we did not iron out the parameters of the election. Quite the opposite. Instead representatives from the College (Barbara Fabe, the College’s Vice President for Human Resources, and Shelley Sanders Kehl, the attorney whom the College has retained) informed us that the College intends to argue at the Labor Board that there should be no election scheduled at all, that adjunct faculty, indeed that all employees of Manhattan College are not entitled to even vote on the question of union representation.

The College’s position is that its employees are exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (the federal law that guarantees most employees in the private sector the right to organize and join unions) because of its identity as a Catholic college. Legally-speaking, the College is invoking the precedent of the “Carroll College decision,” a 2007 case where the DC Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a Labor Board decision in Wisconsin. It’s too complicated to explain the entire case here — though we’re happy to go through the details with any of you who are interested in learning more or you can check out this link for a good layperson synopsis http://www.aftface.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=496&Itemid=99999999

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What do you think? Should the College respect its adjunct faculty’s right to decide the question of unionization in a democratic election?

Write and let us know. We will certainly keep you updated on future developments.

Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? Interested in volunteering to help us win the right for Manhattan adjunct faculty to participate in a union election?

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[JR: imho, I haven't heard a grievance. Have a union, just to he a union? Seems like making trouble for no good reason. As a Catholic College, the College has a special duty to honor "Labor". I haven't heard them fail in such a self-assumed higher standard. Is this about Secular Progressives winning something like birth control / abortion benefits from a Catholic institution? Maybe I'm a suspicious fat old white guy injineer, but I smell a rat.]

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Oct 18, 2010 

MOBIT: MC Fan “freddy sez” reported on Twitter to have passed away



:( #1 Yankee Fan “freddy sez” passed away . I will always remember clagging your pan at Yankee stadium and the Manhattan College home games..

[JR: Too bad. I wonder if he should be considered an honorary Jasper. He rooted for the men's bball team, when even the students didn't come out.]


[JR: Is "DJLenC" a Jasper?]

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Guestbook: http://goo.gl/UYcP

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Oct 18, 2010 

JHQ: Sociology Major Offers New Concentrations and Minor


October 15, 2010

Manhattan College Sociology Major Offers New Concentrations and Minor

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Current or prospective sociology majors at Manhattan College now have even more course options than before with a new minor in cultural anthropology, and a concentration in immigration and global sociology. In addition, the crime, law and social justice and social services concentrations have enhanced curriculum requirements and feature fresh components and courses.

“The new immigration and global sociology concentration is the first program at Manhattan to exclusively analyze immigration and allows sociology majors to gain a greater understanding of the challenges facing immigrant communities and the larger social development implications of these issues within both national and global contexts,” said Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., chair of the sociology department and associate professor of sociology.

The three sociology concentrations feature and target the following career paths:

   * Immigration and Global Sociology – This brand new concentration offers a variety of courses and is geared toward students with career interests in immigration policy and advocacy, local immigrant support services, and international cooperation and development agencies.

   * Crime, Law and Social Justice– Students focusing on a career in criminal justice, law, community activism or human rights advocacy pursue the criminal justice and sociology of law concentration, which offers new courses in Transnational Organized Crime.

   * Social Services – This social work concentration is for the student looking to obtain a social-service related career after graduation, and now includes the following courses: Social Service Practice, Practicing Empowerment and The Modern Metropolis (a new urban studies course).

Sociology students interested in minoring in cultural anthropology are required to complete 15 credits under a departmental adviser’s supervision. In addition to three required courses, cultural anthropology course options include: Urban or Visual Anthropology; Anthropology of Drugs; Societies and Cultures of Latin America; Workers and the Workplace; Culture, Health and Illness; and much more.

“The cultural anthropology minor and three expanded course concentrations launched this fall offer several new avenues for Manhattan students to explore,” Dello Buono added.

To learn more, visit the sociology’s curriculum Web page.

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Oct 18, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: DeSimone, Stephen [MC1988] Trusted Leader at DeSimone Cons Eng


DeSimone, Stephen [MC1988]
Trusted Leader at DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

* Company Website http://www.de-simone.com/

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Oct 18, 2010 

JHQ: McCall, Marybeth [MC1974] MC Honorary Degree October 2010


October 15, 2010

Manhattan College To Award Dr. Marybeth McCall ’74 With Honorary Degree

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Dr. Marybeth McCall ’74, vice president and chief medical officer for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Central New York and Southern Tier regions, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at Manhattan College’s Fall Honors Convocation on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.

During the ceremony, more than 160 seniors will be recognized for their academic excellence and inducted into Epsilon Sigma Pi, the oldest college-wide honor society. Induction into Epsilon Sigma Pi is considered the highest scholastic honor that can be earned by a Manhattan College student.

McCall, a resident of Utica, N.Y., earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan, graduating magna cum laude, and completed medical school at Georgetown University and her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

After finishing her residency, McCall was assigned active duty at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., where she was promoted to major in the Air Force Reserves. In addition, she fulfilled a research fellowship in allergy/immunology at Creighton University before moving to Central New York.

Once returning to New York, McCall started at Slocum Dickson Medical Group in 1985 as an internal medicine primary care physician. Four years later, McCall obtained an added qualification in geriatric medicine in 1990, and launched her administrative career in 1995 when she became medical director of St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital.

McCall advanced her career further in 2001 after completing her master’s in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University. For the next four years, she was chief medical officer (CMO) at Crouse Hospital, and served as CMO at Rome Hospital prior to joining Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

McCall also serves as a board member for the Boy Scouts of America Revolutionary Trails Council and the American Heart Association.

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Oct 18, 2010 

JNEWS: Bullock, Keith [MC1993] New Haven Tap-Off Club HoF


Tap-Off Club inducts seven into Hall?
Published: Monday, October 18, 2010
From staff reports,

The New Haven Tap-Off Club will induct seven people into its Hall of Fame Nov. 9 at Amarante’s restaurant in New Haven.

The inductees are: Keith Bullock, a Register All-State basketball selection who went on to play at Manhattan College;

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Bullock, Keith [MC1993]

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Oct 18, 2010 

MFOUND: MC’s upgrade called to the attention of foreign students


New campus facilities at Dean College, Manhattan College, JMU & Indiana Tech
October 2010

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Students applying to Dean College, Manhattan College, James Madison University and Indiana Institute of Technology will enjoy the benefits of planned campus improvements.

When you study in the USA, in addition to excellent academic programs at US universities, you will enjoy a well-rounded student experience in terms of student recreation centers, extracurricular activities and on-campus facilities.

Several universities in the USA that Study Group works with have planned and implemented campus upgrades to their student services and academic buildings to further enhance their offerings to current and new students. Dean College recently opened its new dining and entertainment center, while James Madison University (JMU), Manhattan College and Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) have also announced investment in campus improvements.

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Manhattan College

On September 16, President Brennan O’Donnell of Manhattan College, unveiled plans for the new five-story, 67,400 square-foot student center, Student Commons. The $40 million facility will feature a multipurpose performance space able to accommodate plays, dinners, dances, lectures and seminars, and a 6,700 square-foot fitness center. Other highlights include: a wireless lounge with couches, bookstore, café, new cafeteria, student government office, multiple practice spaces, band room, staff offices, meeting rooms, faculty dining room and student activities offices.

In addition, the state-of-the-art building’s design and structure will follow environmentally responsible practices and meet the goals of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Manhattan College has raised more than $15 million in contributions and plans to break ground on the new facility in 2012.

With over 4,000 US universities to choose from, it is essential to find a quality university that matches your needs. We help you choose Universities in the USA that strive to offer the best student amenities, the most up-to-date facilities and quality academic programs.

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Oct 18, 2010

MEMAIL: MC Annual Career Fair 4 alums, students, and graduate students
Wednesday, October 20th Noon to 5PM

From: Marjorie Apel
Date: October 18, 2010 2:40:35 PM EDT
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
Subject: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 42 – 2010 Oct 17

Manhattan College Annual Career Fair for alums, students and graduate students is this Wednesday, October 20th from 12 noon to 5 pm. Free. Just bring your resume.

Click here for a partial list of attendees : http://www.manhattan.edu/student_life/career-ccd/2010_Career_Fair.html

– Marjorie Apel
The Center for Career Development
Manhattan College
marjorie apel at manhattan dot edu

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[JR: We pushed the announcement earlier. And, I put this out in the daily blog before the event.]

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Oct 18, 2010 

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (1977) cites the Boys Scouts as a potential resource

From: Mangone, Mark (1977)
Date: October 18, 2010 10:38:24 AM EDT
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 42 – 2010 Oct 17

Hello John,

I hope that my advice an be of help.

<<My name is Kathy Altomari Cardinuto – I am reaching out to you regarding my daughter, Jean Altomari, who is a Pennsylvania State Trooper. She grew up in Rockland, graduated from Nyack High School in 1997, and moved to Pennsylvania just a few years ago. On November 18, 2009, she was on vacation on a Carnival cruise with an excursion in Cozumel, Mexico, and was involved in a horrific car crash – she is paralyzed from her chest down and she will be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. She needs so much help – on top of medical bills – she needs to renovate her house to accommodate her wheelchair and her needs, and special equipment is needed to help her with her rehabilitation. Some of her former classmates and teammates at Nyack High School have organized a benefit to help her with some costs.>>

She may want to contact the Boy Scouts. To get to Eagle, boy scouts have to do a project to help the community or someone in the community. Several Eagle scouts have built ramps for access to peoples homes as their Eagle Scout project. She should contact the local Boy Scout troops and see if they would consider having a fundraiaser and making some of the modifications to the home as one or more scouts’ Eagle projects. I hope that this helps.

Mark A. Mangone
Senior Environmental Engineer
Buckman International

[JR: Forwarded on to the Altomari family.]

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Oct 19, 2010 

TOTD: Skrec, Allison [MC????] on reality tv


Thought of the Day (Oct. 18th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:25

Manhattan College basketball player Allison Skrec shares her thoughts on reality t.v. and some of today’s most popular shows.

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Skrec, Allison [MC????]

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Oct 19, 2010 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports the Freddy story in the Daily News

On Oct 19, 2010, at 12:08 PM, McEneney, Mike (MC1953) wrote:

Dear John,

   The New York Daily News carried the story on Monday at page 2. The NY Times had a piece on Tuesday, 10/19 on page A29.

   He was a loyal fan of the Jaspers.

   May He Rest In Peace!


[JR: Yup. We were up on JJDAILY with the story before the press. It was on Twitter real early -- 8:11 -- on the 18th. I had it posted a few minutes later. He was at the bball games when even the students wouldn't come out and support the team!]

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Oct 19, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Fournier, Todd [MC2008] Ticketing Coord at MLB Adv Media


Fournier, Todd [MC2008]
Ticketing Coordinator at MLB Advanced Media
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Summary: Marketing professional with experience in online media and non-profits. Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Specialties: Online marketing, Data analysis, Project management, Adobe Photoshop, DoubleClick, Omniture, E-Dialogue, The Raiser’s Edge

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Oct 20, 2010 

TOTD: Renner, Joshua [MC2011] has world-wide dreams


Thought of the Day (Oct. 19th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:27

Manhattan College men’s soccer player Joshua Renner talks about where he would go with a free ticket to anywhere in the world.

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Renner, Joshua [MC2011]

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Oct 20, 2010 

JOBIT: Farkas, William [MC???? RIP]



Born: October 26, 1947
Died: October 15, 2010

William Farkas, 62, passed away on Oct. 15th, 2010 at a local hospital with his wife and brother –in-law Ken at his side in Hudson, Fl.
William was born October 26th, 1947 in Bronx, New York. He attended Saint Helena’s Catholic School and Manhattan College before joining the Military. Bill proudly served his Country during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army. He worked in the field of assembly, operation and maintenance of Nuclear and Conventional weapons. During a tour in Korea, he was injured in an unfortunate accident which kept him in the hospital for 3 years and left him with a medical honorable discharge. He went on to graduate from Engineering school and worked for Grinner Engineering. Linda and Bill were married in 1992 and lived in Embassy Hills, Leisure Beach, and Spring Hill. Together they have 5 children. It can easily be said that Bill “never knew a stranger” since he was never at a loss for conversation. He could talk about anything and he did love cars, especially his 1969 carousal red GTO and of course Cadillac’s. We can’t forget about the trains. From the time he was a small boy, his Father always bought him a Lionel train for a gift. He had trains running in his basement in the Bronx. To this day, he was still enjoying his trains, always had a vision of a super layout.

Bill enjoyed traveling to a new and different places and meeting with his favorite group of friends from ” Dunkin Donuts “. He could sit for hours enjoying a cup of coffee, had to be iced with French Vanilla, and a plain stick. He will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Farkas, Children, William Ralph Farkas, and Mary Kim Farkas, both from New York, Elizabeth Ann Farkas, from New Jersey, Aaron Detmar, Bill Detmar, from Idaho, and sister, Terry DiGralamo of New York, and grandson, Jakson Detmar of Idaho . A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 2010 at 10 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial way, Spring Hill, Fl, 34606. A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 22nd, at Grace Memorial Funeral Home, 16931 U.S. Hwy. 19, Hudson, Fl, 34667 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice in William Farkas’s name.


Farkas, William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/JKrp



I did not find a listing of William Farkas in the Alumni directories.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

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Oct 20, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Morgan, Thomas [MC1995] Community Mgr at Steven D. Bell + Co


Morgan, Thomas [MC1995]
Community Manager at Steven D. Bell & Company
Columbus, Ohio Area
Real Estate

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Oct 21, 2010 

JOBIT: Lane, Philip A. [MC1969 RIP]


Dr. Philip A. Lane
(Courier News)

Dr. Philip A. Lane, 69, died on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. He was born in Bronx, NY on May 9, 1941 to his dear parents, Carl Walter and Antoinette Bianchini Lane. In 1963, Dr. Lane received a Bachelor’s Degree from Manhattan College; in 1969, he received a Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College; and in 1975, he received a Phd. from Rutgers University. He was a Director of Analytical Chemistry at Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation in Raritan, NJ. Dr. Lane was a devoted husband, a proud father of four sons, a dearest brother, a wonderful grandfather who loved his grandchildren, and a dearest uncle. He was a fan of the New York Yankees and the Opera, and a Lionel Train Enthusiast who was a kind, caring, generous person, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Dr. Lane is survived by his beloved wife, Carmella Pascale of 18 years; his loving sons, Carl (Eleanor) Lane of New York City, Christopher Lane of Brooklyn, NY, Gregory (Barbara) Horton of Raritan, NJ, Jeffrey Horton of Bridgewater, NJ; a dearest brother, Carl (Carolyn) Lane of Montclair, NJ; a loving sister, Geraldine (Nick) DeSantis of Congers, NY; five wonderful grandchildren, Carlie, Katie, Chloe, Dylan, Johanna; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; a loving sister-in-law, Roseann (Michael) Winchock; and a dear brother-in-law, Jack Pascale.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Bongiovi Funeral Home, LLC, 416 Bell Avenue, Raritan, NJ 08869 (908-725-1887). Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 starting with a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 am followed by Religious Services at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dr. Lane’s memory to the Diabetes Center at Somerset Medical Center, 110 Rehill Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876.

“Forever in Our Hearts”

Published in Courier News from October 19 to October 21, 201


Lane, Philip A. [MC1969 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/f2VN


Oct 21, 2010 

TOTD: McDevitt, Meghan [MC????] favorite sports-related underdog


Thought of the Day (Oct. 20th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:29

Manhattan College softball player Meghan McDevitt discusses her favorite sports-related underdog story.

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Oct 21, 2010 

JEMAIL: Kelly, Jack (MC1968) connecting former members of the ROTC


Thanks so much for continuing to prepare and distribute JasperJottings. It’s a great way to keep up and stay connected. In that same vein, I’d like your readers to note that the alumni and former members of the ROTC’s Maj Wm V Holohan Squadron of the Arnold Air Society now have other oppurtunities to stay connected. The Squadron’s alumni now have a presence on Twitter, @aasalumni http://twitter.com/aasalumni, and on Facebook, Aas Alumni-Holohan http://www.connect.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001675443791. We like to get as much participation as possible. Even the old farts are (’68 that’s like you, John) connecting up via Facebook.

   So if you’re reading this and you were ever a member of the Squadron please sign on and tune in (as they kinda use to say in the ’60s). Don’t forget about our web site, www.aasalumni.org, either.

Jack Kelly
MC Business ’68
Major, USAF (ret.)

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[JR: Appreciate the thanks, Jack. Looking for a successor. I can't do this forever. I took the liberty of adding the links for the presences you mentioned. Can't expect old alums to know what to do. The Biz types can't "do" the tech of cut 'n' paste, and the Ingineers can't read to know what to "do"? Point and click. Then, no excuse. ROFL!]

Kelly, Jack (MC1968)

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Oct 21, 2010 

JNEWS: Cosgrove, Gavin T. [MC2003] Trustee Algonquin+Lakeshore
Catholic District School Board


Trustee Election Coverage, City of Kingston and Frontenac Islands Separate School English Language Trustee
Posted Oct 21, 2010 By EMC News

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Position seeking: Trustee on the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board in the Kingston and Frontenac Islands ward. I am a grateful product of this school system. I believe in Catholic education and its longstanding contribution to this community and this province. I would be proud to have the opportunity to work on behalf of the students, parents, guardians and staff of the system which provided me with a first class education embedded in a value system which I honour.

About yourself: Born and raised in Kingston, I attended elementary school at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and École Cathédrale Catholique and am a graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. I have been a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for over 25 years.

I have a diverse educational background. In addition to having a bachelor of science degree in Economics from Manhattan College, a Catholic liberal arts college in New York City, I have earned a Certificate in Comparative Law from the East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China and a law degree from the University of New Brunswick.

I am a practicing lawyer in the City of Kingston.

Active in the Kingston community, I am member of the Grand Theatre Community Advisory Board, the Grand Theatre Foundation, the Frontenac Law Association and the Knights of Columbus.

Political background: Nil.


- School System Finances: I will support all reasonable efforts to manage the school system’s financial resources effectively with the commitment of those resources substantially and directly aimed at classroom needs – both human and material.

- Independence of Ontario’s Catholic School System: I will support the system’s efforts, in co-operation with its various partners, local and provincial, to nurture both the integrity and independence of the Catholic school systems of Ontario.

- Stakeholder Co-operation: I will support on-going efforts to improve the range and frequency of information sharing and co-operation between the Board and parents/guardians, students, teachers and other interested stakeholders.

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Cosgrove, Gavin T. [MC????]

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I believe that Gavin T. Cosgrove is a member of the class of 2003.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Cosgrove, Gavin T. [MC2003]

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Oct 21, 2010 

MFOUND: A snapshot of history; no MC pic, but interesting people


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1915 Edison Manufacturing Co. The Claremont Theatre 3320-3338 Broadway (aka 536-540 West 135th Street) in Manhattanville. The village of Manhattnville was established in 1806 in a valley at the crossroads of Bloomingdale Road and Manhattan Street (Broadway and 125th Street). The community was the site of churches, a grade school, and Manhattan College (1853). A ferry terminus on the Hudson River, a mill, and a brewery contributed to a thriving enclave that had about five hundred residents at mid century. – (excerpt) Karen E. Markoe / Encyclopedia of New York City – Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson

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[JR: The posted video is a loop but if you watch some of it. It does give you an strange feeling. Seeing all those "now dead" people.]

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Oct 21, 2010 

JNEWS: Grosso, Matthew P. [MC1994] EVP Data Storage Corp


press release
Oct. 21, 2010, 11:34 a.m. EDT
Data Storage Corporation Promotes Matthew P. Grosso to Executive Vice President

GARDEN CITY, NY, Oct 21, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Data Storage Corporation, a provider of data recovery and business continuity solutions, today announced that Matthew P. Grosso has been promoted to executive vice president of the Data Storage Corporation unit.

Mr. Grosso will be responsible for business development and expanding the DSC Partnership Program. He will also continue to have operational, data center and product development responsibilities for the Data Storage Corporation unit.

Prior to joining Data Storage Corporation, Mr. Grosso held numerous executive positions as president/managing partner, VP, general manager, practice manager and sales director for companies focused on technology consulting, systems integration and value-added product solutions.

His 24 year professional career started with Blue-Chip AT&T and has been balanced between technology, business development, sales and management. As an executive VP at a technology consulting start-up, he successfully managed the sales channel and vendor partnership programs with Cisco and AT&T (among others) and, led the sales teams to consistent year-over-year growth. His company was the first international partner to obtain the contract rights with India partner, Data Access, to offer VoIP phone service between India and the USA in 2002.

Some notable achievements for Mr. Grosso have been the support and leadership on the service activation of many AT&T-lead worldwide Undersea Fiber Optic Cable systems in use today as well as the sales leadership and joint project management of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, where his AT&T team provided worldwide TV broadcast and news media data transmission.

Mr. Grosso has built and managed sales and consultant teams focusing on telecommunications, data communications and network hardware integration, winning many awards for sales excellence and channel partner leadership.

He earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering, specializing in digital systems design, from Manhattan College. Mr. Grosso is also a Cisco Certified Sales Expert, specializing in communications, wireless and security, and an EMC Proven Professional in storage, backup and recovery; and has been certified through the AT&T National Sales University.

About Data Storage Corporation DSC provides professional services focused on data recovery and business continuity solutions that help organizations protect their data, minimize downtime and recover and restore data quickly. Through its four data centers, DSC delivers and supports a broad range of premium technology solutions which store, protect, optimize and leverage critical business information and ensure regulatory compliance. The company’s solutions include: high availability replication services, email storage and archival, email compliance solutions for e-discovery, off-site data backup and recovery, electronic vaulting, virtualized recovery, continuous data protection, data de-duplication, telecom recovery services and virtual tape libraries. DSC specializes in both Windows and IBM iSeries environments, leveraging leading technologies, such as virtualization, cloud computing and green IT to serve clients in the business, government, education and healthcare industries. For more information on DSC, visit www.dscorp.net.

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Grosso, Matthew P. [MC????]

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I believe that Matthew P. Grosso is a member of the class of 1994.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Grosso, Matthew P. [MC1994]

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Oct 21, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: DiBenedetto, Michael [MC1989] SrMgr, Global Accts
at Renesas Technology America, Inc.

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DiBenedetto, Michael [MC1989]
Senior Manager, Global Accounts at Renesas Technology America, Inc.
Greater New York City Area

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Oct 21, 2010 

TOTD: Vuckovic, Milos [MC2010] likes most studying in America


Thought of the Day (Oct. 21st) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos) 0:46

Manhattan College Cross Country and Soccer player Milos Vuckovic, originally from Serbia, discusses what he likes most about studying in America.

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Vuckovic, Milos [MC2010]

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Oct 21, 2010 

JEMAIL: Do you have B- blood in the Winston Salem NC area?

I know a baby who needs some blood. Can’t offer you anything much more than “thanks”. Young parents are going nuts. The grandparents are my old friends. Drop me a email or call me.


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Oct 22, 2010 

JOBIT: O’Neill, Br. Michael J. [MC1955 RIP]



Brother Michael J. O’Neill, F.S.C., 89, of Lincroft, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. Brother Michael was born in New York City and received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on Sept. 7, 1939. He was a graduate of Catholic University, Washington, D.C. and received a Master of Art Degree from Manhattan College and a Master of Science Degree from Union College. His assignments included La Salle Institute, Troy, N.Y., Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, N.Y., St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, R.I., De La Salle Collegiate High School, Detroit, Michigan, Bishop Loughlin High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., De La Salle School, Newport, R.I., and Christian Brothers Center, Narragansett, R.I.

A viewing will be from 2 to 3 Friday, Oct. 22 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. The Funeral Liturgy and interment will be held at the Christian Brothers Center, Narragansett, R.I. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on October 22, 2010


O’Neill, Br. Michael J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/wZpP



I believe Brother Michael J. O’Neill F.S.C. is a member of the class of 1955.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

O’Neill, Br. Michael J. [MC1955 RIP]

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Oct 22, 2010 

JHQ: Meet and greet MC’s men’s and women’s coaches Th 28Oct 1830

The alumni relations office invites you to come and greet Manhattan College’s men’s and women’s coaches and hear about the upcoming 2010-11 season on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room, Thomas Hall. Manhattan College alumna and current SNY anchor Michelle Yu ’01 will host the event as coaches Barry Rohrssen and John Olenowski discuss the upcoming season. Enjoy dinner and drinks with fellow sports fans and discuss the teams’ outlooks. Cost is $30 per person. For more information and to register (required), click here. http://goo.gl/xPe5 Thanks. Need anything else, just ask!

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Oct 22, 2010 

JHQ: MC Enhances Urban Affairs Program


October 19, 2010
Manhattan College Enhances Urban Affairs Program with Single Urban Affairs Major

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College’s school of arts now offers an urban affairs major with a more concentrated focus on urban issues and no longer requires students to have a dual major.

“I’m looking forward to building on the past success of urban affairs and expanding into some new areas,” said Cory Blad, director of the urban affairs program and assistant professor of sociology. “In particular, the impact of globalization on urban space and the challenge of urban decline in former manufacturing centers.”

With the major comes an assortment of new courses, including: Street Art & the City; Urban Art and the History of Venice; Power and Conflict; the New York Skyscraper; Police and Society; and Social Class and Inequality. In addition, faculty members from other departments will add classes to count toward the urban affairs major.

Blad is also working to further expand the structure of the urban affairs program by increasing College and community partnerships and interactive public events, and displaying outstanding student contributions. For example, urban affairs students are working with LIFT’s Bronx chapter, which is a national organization designed to help alleviate poverty through support in job searches, résumé construction, tax filing and much more.

“One of the great things about an interdisciplinary program is the opportunity to really expand how you think about cities and urban life in general, and I am hopeful that we can continue to push those boundaries and grow this exciting program,” Blad explained.

Current and future students will still have the option of double majoring and minoring in urban affairs. For more information, please visit http://www.manhattan.edu/academics/arts/urban/index.shtml.

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Oct 22, 2010 

JHQ: Rutgers’ Psychology Professor to Speak 28OCT@1700


October 21, 2010
Rutgers’ Psychology Professor to Speak at Manhattan

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Rochel Gelman, Ph.D., co-director of the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University and professor of psychology, will visit Manhattan College as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar program. During her two-day visit, Gelman will deliver a lecture entitled Early Cognitive Development and Beyond on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Scala Academy Room in Leo Hall, and the event is free and open to the public.

Gelman focused early in her career on finding and demonstrating how preschoolers and even infants were conceptually more competent than assumed by existing theories. As a result, she went on to publish Preschool Pathways to Science, The Child’s Understanding of Number and the article “Language and the Origin of Numerical Concepts” in Science Magazine, as well as articles on both math and science education in Early Childhood Research Quarterly. She also has developed a Science-into-ESL program and preschool exhibits at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.

Prior to working at Rutgers University, Gelman taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Los Angeles. As an established expert in the study of preschoolers, Gelman has received awards from the American Psychological Association (Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award), the Association for Psychological Science (William James Fellow) and the Society for Research in Child Development (Lifetime Contribution to the Study of Child Development). In addition, she is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

“The Upsilon of New York chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to welcome Dr. Gelman to Manhattan College,” said Michael Judge, Ph.D., secretary-treasurer of Manhattan’s chapter, associate professor and acting chair of the biology department. “We are excited by her visit and look forward to stimulating conversations as we continue our tradition of a strong liberal education.”

The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program makes available each year a dozen or so distinguished scholars who will visit colleges and universities with chapters of Phi Beta Kappa. They spend two days on each campus, meeting informally with students and faculty members, taking part in classroom discussions, and giving a public lecture open to the entire academic community. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the institution by making possible an exchange of ideas between the visiting scholars and the resident faculty and students. Now entering its 55th year, the Visiting Scholar Program has sent 577 scholars on 4,784 two-day visits since it was established in 1956.

For more information, please contact Michael Judge at (718) 862-7880 or via e-mail at michael.judge@manhattan.edu.

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Oct 23, 2010 AM 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) recommends a vote for Borrelli, Ed [MC1973]

Dear John,

   Ed Borrelli, ’73 is running for Family Court Judge in Westchester County, New York. Ed worked for me at the Office of Court Administration before he became a Judge in Yonkers City Court. His daughter Christen is also a Jasper and his wife Cheryl is a Mount Saint Vincent Grad. Ed’s web site is www.EdBorrelli.com has an extensive background on Ed’s accomplishments. I believe that Ed will make a great Family Court Judge.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Borrelli, Ed [MC1973]

Borrelli, Christen [MC????]

[JR: I'm sure with your endorsement that will put him over the top. Hopefully, all the Westchester County Jaspers will vote for him.]

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Oct 23, 2010

JOBIT: Bolz, Charles “Charlie” [MC???? RIP]


Charles “Charlie” Bolz

Charles “Charlie” Bolz, 87, of Bradenton, formerly of Bowie, Maryland joined his Lord and Savior on October 21, 2010.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Gustave and Elsie Bolz; brother, Gustave; sister, Lillian; first wife, Evelyn and second wife, Jean. He is survived by daughters who adored him, Cebby McCarter and Charlotte Thielen, their husbands, Robert McCarter and Mark Thielen; grandchildren, Michael, Kevin, Matthew, Courtney, Elliott, Whitney; 9 great-grandchildren.

Charlie was born in New York in 1923. Because of economic times, his widower father, placed Charlie in a home for children known as Half Orphan and Destitute Home for Children. Charlie considered this experience as one of the many blessings in his life.

Charlie served as a navigator during World War II as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, earning the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and Air Medal. After the war, Charlie attended and graduated from Manhattan College. Charlie then joined the FBI in 1948. He was very proud of being an ‘FBI Official’ working on cases involving Jimmy Hoffa where he testified on behalf of J. Edgar Hoover, as well as the Watergate case. Jack Anderson, of the Washington Post, referred to Charlie as ‘The top fraud sleuth’ upon his leaving the FBI in 1972. At that time he joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Charlie then worked with the US House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee.

Charlie enjoyed fishing; playing golf, tennis, handball and poker. Once he retired, he and Jean traveled the country and the world. Charlie served his community by volunteering with the tax assistance program and Meals on Wheels.

The family thanks Charlie’s many friends at Freedom Village and his First In Care caregivers, also known as ‘Charlie’s Angels’, and Dr. Robert Koser. A Celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2:00 in the auditorium at Freedom Village followed by a reception at the Grapevine. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in charge. Memorial donations can be made to the Freedom Village Scholarship Fund and Kirkwood Presbyterian Church. Condolences: www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Published in The Herald on October 23, 2010


Bolz, Charles “Charlie” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/7Mxq


Oct 23, 2010

JBLOGGER: Brown, Lindsay [MC2007] an eco-activist


About Lindsay Brown

I’m an eco-activist, vegan, eternal optimist and sustainable living expert. After graduating from Manhattan College in 2007, I helped launch healthgifts.com, an eco-friendly gift giving company. I then spent two years at a Boutique Ad Agency in Manhattan, day-dreaming about my real passions, before I co-created www.ecoeastend.com, a site dedicated to a powerful green living movement throughout the Hamptons and Long Island. I’ve also contributed to publications such as Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and Edible East End and I’ve interviewed and developed strong relationships with hundreds of like-minded businesses and individuals. I now proudly work with Edible Manhattan, a beautiful, grassroots publication on their mission to both celebrate and examine the local food culture.

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Oct 23, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Mundy, David [MC1979] VP SIO at AIG

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Mundy, David [MC1979]
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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Oct 23, 2010

MEMAIL: “The Catholic Fellowship of NYC” makes its presence known


We are a Catholic young adult organization call “The Catholic Fellowship” that serves people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with social, spiritual and community events. Our flagship group is “The Catholic Fellowship of NYC,” which has 5 chapters/parish affiliations in the NYC area (3 in the Diocese of Brooklyn and 2 in the Archdiocese of New York). We are reaching out to Catholic university and colleges to let them know we are here to serve them, their students and alums. We do have a relationship with various Campus Ministers and campus ministries.

We are very active in the community and host many events as well as raise funds for various charitable causes. We also invite great guest speakers to talk to young adults. You can learn about us at www.cfnetwork.org. Our registered membership base is about 10,000+ Catholic young adults.

We are not seeking to spam people. We respect the privacy of your members.

Toan B. Chu
The Catholic Fellowship
God * Peace * Unity

[JR: Passing it along to the readership for their consideration.]

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Oct 23, 2010

ENDNOTE: Divided from the “white” section by barbed wire


The Longoria Affair: A story worth listening to
Posted: 5th October 2010
By Jessica DeLugo

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The documentary tells the controversial story of Felix Z. Longoria J, a Mexican-American who was drafted and shipped out along with the 27th Infantry Regiment to Luzon, Philippines. He left behind his wife and four-year-old daughter.

While Longoria was out in the Philippines, he was killed in action. Although he died in 1945, his remains were not returned to the United States until 1949.

In his hometown of Three Rivers, Texas, the director of the only funeral town available would not let him be buried because he was Mexican. In addition to this controversy, the only cemetery of Three Rivers was segregated and Longoria had to be buried in the “Mexican” part of the cemetery, which was divided from the “white” section by barbed wire.

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[JR: Speechless. How could Americans be so ... stupid. We need to see these lessons to avoid the same prejudices in the future. It a cemetery. Great Brother Jasper's Ghost!!! Are they afraid the residents will sneak over? Dumb, de dumb dumb!]

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