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Dennis P. Buckley (1986 BA) helped me last week make the connection between Franco Pomponio and Manhattan College. I reported the obit last week because of the mention of Manhattan College bagpipers. While I couldn’t find the connection, I reported it because the obit did mention his love for Manhattan College basketball. Tongue in cheek, I observed that he must have been a Jasper because of that love. Dennis let me know that he was the parent of (five?) Jaspers. I can’t imagine being the parent of five of anything, but, imagine all those tuition bills. He certainly earned a place in our prayers. Thanks to Dennis for helping recognize this man’s contribution. And, I will still maintain that just his loving our basketball team is enough to warrant, if not sainthood, some special status. P.S., Dennis confessed he doesn’t read the boiler plate. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.
Signing off for this week.
From my seat at the table in my virtual Plato's cave, here's another opinion.
On Sunday, November 25, the Advanced Cell Technology company announced that its scientists had successfully cloned a human embryo. ACT does not intend to implant the embryo in a woman's womb. Instead, the bio tech company plans to clone embryos and then kill them for their stem cells in the name of "research."
Cloning is a way of producing a genetic twin of an organism, without sexual reproduction. Cloning human beings poses both ethical and scientific problems.
Once again to this "libertarian pro-choice pro-life" traveler, we have to look deeply into the question of when does life begin. "Cloning embryos" for whatever that means sounds like we are very very close to the line. But, just slightly yet over it, IMHO.
If one believes that life begins at conception, which seems a most reasonable belief, then we must consider what is the essence of being human. If a human is merely their unique DNA code, then their potential cloning is merely a Xerox process. BUT, if a human is the sum of their DNA and their experiences (i.e., Hitler's DNA cloned with a different set of life experiences yields a Mahatma Gandhi), then this cloning has truly produced another unique human being.
God works in strange ways.
So I for one think we are our code plus experience, so this cloning is "good". BUT, big but, the clones have the same God-given rights as one created the old fashioned way. Just as abortion is so wrong because we are killing ourselves, kiloing clones is wrong too. It's inefficient because we may be killing the next Mozart, Einstein, or the woman who cures cancer. It's ineffective because we have become like rabbits that because we can't control our urges, which reflects in the reproduction rate, we have to resort to murder to prevent inconvenience.
That's not good news for Advanced Cell Technology because they get stuck with the child support payments.
Seriously, from my POV, it appears that this is a great breakthrough but once created those creations are no longer "material" but another of God's gifts to be treasured.
Ahh, yes, last week economics (i.e., defining inflation), this week defining life. It’s a heady thing, the air in this here cave.
Drop into your virtual cave anytime and espouse yet another opinion. Share yours with us. Everybody has them. Air them out. You may even get a chuckle from the "Air-OH!-bickering" activity.
Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.
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Keenan, John F.
McEneney, Michael F.
Santoro, Carmelo J. ("Carm")
Copyright 2001 Business Wire, Inc.
November 27, 2001, Tuesday
DISTRIBUTION: Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
HEADLINE: Carmelo Santoro Named to Microsemi Board of Directors; Technology Veteran Brings Broad Insight To Orange County Semiconductor Maker
DATELINE: IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2001
Santoro, whose extensive executive leadership includes computer, semiconductor and software manufacturers AST Research, Silicon Systems, and Ashton-Tate, also has been a member of both public and private high tech boards of directors. These include Seagate Technology, Dallas Semiconductor, S3 and Mentor Graphics.
A graduate of Manhattan College in New York, Santoro was awarded a Ph.D. in solid state physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., in 1967. "Carm's no-nonsense style is a perfect fit for the dynamics at Microsemi today," said James J. Peterson, president and chief executive officer. "His broad experience, straight talk and winning ways will be invaluable to us. We've worked together over many years so I can look forward with confidence to the positive contributions I know Carm will make here."
In addition to corporate interests, Santoro has been involved with fund raising for cancer research and treatment and with his wife, Nancy, has headed a successful fund-raising campaign at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange. They have been founding contributors to the Park City and Orange County Performing Arts Centers and the SOS Foundation for the Egyptian Theater.
Microsemi is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog, mixed-signal and discrete semiconductors. The company's semiconductors manage and regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes and transmit, receive and amplify signals.
Microsemi products include individual components as well as complete circuit solutions that enhance customer designs by providing battery optimization, reducing size or protecting circuits. Markets the company serves include mobile connectivity, computer/peripherals, telecommunications, medical, industrial/commercial, space/satellite and military.
I am a 1977 alumni of Manhattan and have just launched my website for my business, IMPACT Learning Inc at www.impactlearninginc.com. We are a development and training company that specializes in Leadership development, Innovation and Creativity, Competency modeling and Sales training.
Ben J. Lehman, Professional Engineer, Certified
Rear Admiral U.S. Naval Reserve [Engineering Duty] Retired
Registered Professional Engineer in New York 1949, California 1953 Alabama 1976 Louisiana 1976
Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals 1979
Education: C.C.N.Y. - B.M.E.; Manhattan College-Industrial Psychology and Safety; Pratt Institute-Electronics; U.S. Naval Post-Graduate School-Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Harvard University-Mechanical and Chemical Engineering-M.S. in Mechanical Engineering; Stanford University - Design and Analysis courses.
Editor-in-Chief C.C.N.Y. Vector Honorary Fraternity: Tau Beta Pi
Experience: Student Engineer, Mack Truck Co., Allentown PA
U.S. Navy Shipyard Management and Contract Administration 1942-46 and 1950-54
Engineer, General Electric Co. Schenectady NY 1946-48
Engineer, Bethlehem Steel Co. Shipbuilding Div. Quincy MA 1949-50
Engineer, power plant construction and safety, refinery design Bechtel Corp. San Francisco CA 1954-55
Project Engineer, Sylvania Electric 1955
Project Engineer Kaiser Aircraft & Electronics 1956 & Beckman Instruments 1957-59 Engineering Manager, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co, Sunnyvale CA 1959-69 Director of Engineering, Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA 1969-72 Vice-President of Engineering, Litton Industries Ship Systems Los Angeles and Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula MS 1972- 75
Independent Consultant 1975-Present
James P. Murphy, a Manhattan resident who is chairman of the Futures in Education Foundation of the Diocese of Brooklyn, received the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association in Washington, D.C., on Oct.1.
He is former executive vice president and director of public policy of the Fleet Financial Group. He also has served as chairman of the board of trustees of the City University of New York for 17 years. Bishop Thomas V. Daly of Brooklyn, in his nomination, said, "As chairman of the Futures in Education Foundation, Mr. Murphy's leadership has provided thousands of economically less advantaged students with the resources to remain in their neighborhood Catholic schools and has assisted in raising essential program funding for the neediest inner-city Catholic schools."
The Brooklyn native began his banking career as a runner on Wall Street while he attended Manhattan College in 1936. He was in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II and came to Miami in 1946. As soon as he arrived, Delany began working at Coral Gables Federal as a teller. At the same time, he juggled jobs taking bets at Miami Jai-Alai and doing accounting for private firms on the weekends. In 1952, Delany opened the first Coral Gables Federal branch in Homestead, where he worked as manager.
In 1967, Delany returned to the main office where he worked his way up to executive vice president. In 1986, Delany was elected president and chief executive officer. He also served as the board's vice chairman. When he retired in 1991, Coral Gables Federal had 35 to 40 branches, said his wife, Virginia McAteer Delany.
"He absolutely loved it," said his nephew Bob Delany. "He lived for growing the business and bringing in mortgages. We told someone about my father a couple of weeks ago and he said, 'As a matter of fact, I had a mortgage with them, but yet again, who didn't.' "
Delany was also an avid Miami Dolphins fan. He held season tickets from the 1960s to the 1990s. He served twice as president of the Rotary Club as well as working as a board member of Business Inc., Elks Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mortgage Loan Officers Society and The Realty Boards.
LAWRENCE RAUSCH, 68, of Leonia died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a pilot for U.S. Airways, where he worked for 33 years. He was a graduate of Manhattan College. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Leonia. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
Mr. Gallagher was a graduate of Manhattan College, receiving his Bachelors degree in accounting. He resided in Baltimore, Md., where he was associated with Exxon Oil Company. He was a communicant of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in North Palm Beach.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. today at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church chapel, 10970 State Road A1A, North Palm Beach. Inurnment will be at a later date at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
Copyright 2001 Time Inc.
SECTION: FEATURES/THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE; Pg. 156
HEADLINE: Rudy's NYC; THE MAYOR TELLS WHY NEW YORK IS (STILL) THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD.
BYLINE: Rudy Giuliani
In August, I treated myself to a night on the town: mouth-watering Italian fare at Brooklyn's Coney Island followed by a Brooklyn Cyclones game at Keyspan Park, the picturesque stadium built for the minor league Mets team. As we cruised on the East River, the sun set behind Manhattan on our right, illuminating a newly resurgent Queens and Brooklyn to our left. Ten years ago, such a trip would have revealed a depressing display of dilapidated warehouses and empty lots. Today, Manhattan teems with commerce and culture. The other boroughs have enjoyed an unprecedented renaissance of safety, convenience and just plain livability. It is a great city, reborn. And the tragic events of Sept. 11 only proved what I'd said all along--that New York City is the strongest, bravest, best city in the world.
Coney Island is but one example of a revitalized neighborhood. With its famous Cyclone roller coaster, energetic boardwalk and the gorgeous new ballpark, Coney Island symbolizes all of what's going right in New York City. Brooklyn homeowners flock to the borough, lured by the promise of affordable beachfront housing. And that story is repeated all over the city.
I was born in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn on Hawthorne Street, went to Manhattan College in the Bronx and law school at New York University in Manhattan, lived in Woodside, Queens when I was an assistant U.S. Attorney. And I plan to retire someday on Staten Island, where I currently golf as often as I can. So I'm familiar with enough places to know that this is a city so filled with promise, with good people and great opportunity, that I truly cannot picture living anywhere else.
There is a spirit here that makes New York City the capital of the world. The most cursory summary includes Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, reliable and inexpensive public transportation (including charming ferries and a tram), many of the world's great museums, the Yankees, Mets, Rangers and Knicks, the first-class universities, peerless theaters, lush parks, unbeatable restaurants and the greatest, most generous citizens in the world.
On the boat to Coney Island that evening in August, we curled around the Gowanus Bay and I spotted a familiar sight--a lady who for 115 years has reminded visitors and New Yorkers alike what this city means to the country and the world. The Statue of Liberty has long welcomed newcomers to the city of New York, and that beacon of freedom will always hold the promise of a better life.
Copyright 2001 Sentinel Communications Co.
THE ORLANDO SENTINEL
November 28, 2001 Wednesday, METRO SECTION: LIVING; Pg. E1
HEADLINE: JAMES PATTERSON'S PEN IS ONE WITH MANY POINTS
BYLINE: Nancy Pate, Sentinel Book Critic
James Patterson writes books for You! Yes, you -- the voracious reader of Patterson's best-selling series of thrillers starring Alex Cross, including last year's Roses Are Red and this month's Violets Are Blue (Little, Brown, $27.95).
"I write to entertain," Patterson says by phone from his Palm Beach home. "And I like to write a lot of different kinds of books. But my contract with the reader is to write something that you won't be able to put down."
Patterson himself is on the move this week, skipping around Florida to promote Violets Are Blue, in which Washington, D.C., detective and psychologist Alex Cross again crosses paths with his criminal nemesis Mastermind while investigating several grisly deaths by killers who think they're vampires.
"There's this whole vampire subculture out there," says Patterson, who will be in Orlando on Friday. "I went to this club in L.A. where people wear fangs and have colored contact lenses so their eyes are red or purple."
That beginning was in 1992, when the first Alex Cross novel, Along Came a Spider, thrilled thriller fans and marked Patterson's increasingly regular appearances on national best-seller lists. The Cross books made Patterson a name-brand author even before two of them -- Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider -- were made into movies starring Morgan Freeman. It might have looked like one of those "overnight success" stories, but it was actually years in the making.
While a young advertising executive with J. Walter Thompson in the early 1970s, Patterson, who grew up in Newburgh, N.Y., penned The Thomas Berryman Number. Little, Brown published the book in 1976 after it had been turned down by two dozen other publishers. The novel went on to win the prestigious Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Patterson was just 27.
Although he continued to write novels -- five more published between 1977 and 1988 -- Patterson was really making a name for himself in advertising, creating award-wining campaigns for Kodak, Burger King, Toys R Us and Bell Atlantic, among others. Patterson, who has degrees in English from Manhattan College and Vanderbilt University, went from copywriter to creative director to CEO. He was chairman of J. Walter Thompson, North America from 1990 to 1996, when he finally turned to writing full time.
"It's my own crazy system where I have someone who types for me and then I go back and write between the lines," he explains. "I end up maybe doing seven or eight drafts because the first thing is to get the story down. Then I come back and work with the characters, put the twists in. I want it to be a rollercoaster."
GRAPHIC: PHOTO: James Patterson
PHOTO: Book titled Violets Are Blue
BOX: Book signing
Who: James Patterson.
What: Signing copies of Violets Are Blue and his other novels.
When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 2418 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando.
Copyright 2001 Burrelle's Information Services
SHOW: Good Morning America (7:00 AM ET) - ABC
November 27, 2001 Tuesday
HEADLINE: Carol Gardner talks about Zelda's career
ANCHORS: CHARLES GIBSON; ANTONIO MORA
Also in this half-hour, we have the story of a supermodel. This is a supermodel that you don't see in traditional settings, but it's a supermodel who has got--got it all: bucks, beauty, brains. Harvard gave this supermodel an honorary degree. The supermodel has a new book, "Zelda's Wisdom" (sic). But now America's top dog is putting the high life aside to give something back to her country.
GIBSON: (VO) She is the model of patriotism, putting aside her modeling career to wag the flag for the war effort. Zelda, the face that launched thousands of cards and calendars, spent the last week crossing the country spreading her own brand of patriotism. From the mountains where she hosted a tradition Thanksgiving dinner, to the prairies where she reminded us all how the West was won, to the bases. Zelda's not above flirting with fly boys. Unidentified Soldiers: (In unison) Good morning, America, from Lackland Air Force Base, Nebraska.
Ms. GARDNER: Well, it--following the terrorist attack, we thought, you know, there's a Zelda in all of us, what can we do to illustrate that? And I think Zelda reflects the feeling everybody had. This country took a hit but, you know, freedom's worth fighting for, so that--that's Zelda's version.
Ms. GARDNER: They did. I got a call one morning from a woman who's at Manhattan College, and she said, 'Could I get a copy of this poster?' And at that time, we just had it on the Web site. And I said, 'We can print one out,' and she said, 'Well, my brother was one of the firemen lost in the tragedy.'
He is thought to be in talks with Ernst & Young, the big five accountancy firm, to take a job turning around stricken US companies. Certainly there would be no shortage of clients in the current economy. Giuliani, whose second term as mayor ends on December 31, has so far refused to confirm or deny the rumour, which began at the weekend. But his potentially lavish remuneration at the bean-counting firm would make his current $US190,000 ($368,000) mayoral salary look like small change.
Aminex emerged from bankruptcy in 1981, with creditors receiving 100c in the dollar. Meanwhile, Giuliani's law firm received a $US2.6 million fee, including a rare $US200,000 bonus awarded by the bankruptcy court.
Instead of taking a job at Ernst & Young, many believe that the mayor, who is now 57, could instead opt to become a "celebrity CEO". Some jokers have even suggested that Giuliani could take the top job at Bloomberg, the financial news company whose billionaire founder, Michael Bloomberg, was recently elected Giuliani's successor.
Giuliani certainly stood side-by-side with "Bloomy" during the final part of the mayoral election battle, although most New Yorkers reckon this was more out of hatred for Mark Green (who was Bloomberg's rival candidate) than any real affection for the media tycoon.
A more realistic option for him would be to stay in New York politics, serving as chairman of the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation, established to rebuild the financial district after the September 11 attacks. This could allow Giuliani, who was born in Brooklyn and educated at Manhattan College and New York University Law School, to make an even more ambitious political move -- perhaps even running for President.
Although Giuliani is never likely to make a fortune to match Bloomberg's $US4 billion, making money will not be hard for Rudi the Rock. He has already secured a $US3 million contract with Talk Miramax Books to write his memoirs, plus a book on management and leadership.
The Lady Jaspers, who fought off numerous Wildcat runs, kept the lead for the entire game. New Hampshire cut the lead to two at the 17:55 mark, but Manhattan went on a 6-0 run on back-to-back three-pointers by Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) to take a 13-5 lead. The Lady Jaspers maintained at least a six-point edge in the half as Rosalee Mason (London, England) added a breakaway layup with three seconds on the clock to give the Lady J’s a 33-22 halftime lead.
Schettig and Mason led all scorers with 19 points each. Mason added 16 rebounds for her second double-double effort in as many games, in addition to chipping in four assists and three steals. Schettig, who went 5-9 from behind the arc, finished with 19 points, two assists and one steal. Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) added nine points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals in the win.
RIVERDALE, NY – Track & Field News announced in its December 2001 issue that Manhattan College men’s track and field junior Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) is ranked 10th in the United States in the hammer throw. Last year, Freeman was ranked 13th.
Last season, Freeman, a three-time All-American in the weight and hammer throws, won the IC4A meet with a personal best and NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 68.36m (224”03’) to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships where he placed seventh with a throw of 67.38m. This was the third best throw by an American athlete in the competition.
Freeman, along with the indoor track and field team, will begin their season this Saturday, December 1st, as Manhattan host the Pentathlon/Throws Invitational beginning at 12 noon in Draddy Gymnasium.
BROOKLYN, NY – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a game-high 24 points to lead six Jaspers in double figures as Manhattan College dominated the Long Island University Blackbirds by a score of 111-84 Monday evening in the Schwartz Athletic Center.
LIU led by as many as seven points in the first half (29-22, 8:26). But the Jaspers inched back into it and rallied to tie the score at 41-41 with 2:34 to play in the half. A layup by junior Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) put the Jaspers up 43-41 and a jumper by sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) capped a 9-1 run by Manhattan, as it took a six-point lead into the lockerroom (49-43).
The Blackbirds came out shooting to start the second half on the strength of a 13-4 scoring spurt to assume a 56-53 lead in the first three minutes, forcing head coach Bobby Gonzales to call timeout. Out of the huddle, the Jaspers scored nine straight points, six coming from junior Darnell Tyler (Long Branch, NJ), to regain the lead (62-56). Tyler, who only played in the second half, had a breakout game going 6-6 from the floor for 13 points.
Flores hit 7-11 shots from the floor and 9-10 free throws in addition to picking up four assists, four rebounds and five steals. Junior Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) scored 18 points, 16 of which came during Manhattan’s 62-point second half effort. Senior Von Damien Green (New York, NY) tallied 16 points and eight assists, while Johnson and senior Noah Coughlin (Middleboro, MA) came off the bench to tally 11 apiece.
The first half was a see-saw battle which featured seven lead changes and five ties. Holy Cross led early before the Jaspers rallied from down 8-3 to tie the score at 12-12. Sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) single-handedly got the Jaspers back into the game, scoring 11 of Manhattan’s first 12 points. Manhattan took the lead for good at the 3:55 mark of the first half on a pair of free throws by senior Noah Coughlin (Middleboro, MA), and took a 40-34 lead into the lockerroom.
Flores scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half and added two steals, two rebounds and an assist to lead the Jaspers to the victory. Holmes tallied 14 points, all in the first half, while junior Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) and freshman Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) chipped in with 11 points apiece. Holy Cross was led by Brian Wilson, who scored a game-high 19 points including four three-pointers.
RIVERDALE, NY – Freshman Donette Reed (Syracuse, NY) came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points in her first collegiate game to lead the Manhattan College Lady Jaspers (1-0) to a 74-60 season opening victory over the visiting Fordham University Rams (0-2) Tuesday evening in Draddy Gym.
Reed was one of three Lady Jaspers to score in double figures, as sophomores Elana Greene (Brooklyn, NY) tallied 14 and Rosalee Mason (London, England) posted a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Manhattan went up 13-5 early in the first half, with six of its points coming off of free throws. But the Rams would close the gap to 17-14 at the 12:12 mark of the first half on back-to-back jumpers by Mobolaki Akiode and Lara Hanson. The Lady J’s would pull away again towards the end of the half and took a 12-point lead into the lockerroom.
Manhattan, which won its season opener for the second year in a row, would maintain its double-digit lead for the remainder of the game. The Lady Jaspers out-rebounded the Rams 38-29 and picked off 12 steals for the game.
Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.
Newsday (New York, NY)
November 28, 2001 Wednesday QUEENS EDITION
SECTION: SPORTS, Pg. A77
HEADLINE: LOCAL COLLEGES; Fashion Victim? Not in Tennis
BYLINE: MICHAEL J; WOODS
Manhattan College junior Jacob Freeman was ranked No. 10 in the hammer throw among U.S. collegians by Track and Field News. Freeman placed seventh in the event in last season's NCAA Outdoor Championship with a throw of 67.38m. The Jaspers indoor track and field team opens the season Saturday at noon when it hosts the Pentathlon/Throws Invitational at Draddy Gymnasium.
The United States Postal Service may have done enough to clean up the anthrax in its New York facilities, but a federal Judge ruled last week that there is a mouse problem, and it is out of control, at least at the Morgan Processing and Distribution Center in Manhattan.
Judge John F. Keenan of United States District Court took a detour in his written opinion on anthrax contamination on Thursday to express his concern about an "excessive mice infestation problem" at Morgan that came to light during recent anthrax hearings. In a brief ruling on Nov. 9, he said there was no reason to shut the Morgan center for anthrax cleaning, as the postal workers union had asked.
He set out his reasoning about anthrax on Thursday in a 12 page opinion. But, apparently moved by testimony about rampant mice, he ordered that the problem be remedied on Thanksgiving Day, when there is no mail delivery.
2. I will get back to writing to you during the week. I have been busy the past 3 weeks doing the Soldier show circuit. November 4th in Old Greenwich; November 11th in Rochester: and November 18th in Armonk. Three shows in three weeks really keeps one busy. My next two shows are December 2nd in Windsor Locks and December 16th (I think) in White Plains. That will complete the year for me. Business has been like a see-saw but I’m not about to buy a rocking chair.
3. By the way, there was a phone call during dinner tonight which my son answered. He was told that a young lady from Manhattan College wished to speak to Lieutenant Helm. I really wish our College would get its act together. FNS sends
[JR: Rich, now as an EE you know how important it is to keep on schedule. Clearly, you have instructed your “staff” with this important principal. At the very least, after this delayed delivery, I urge you to conduct a root cause analysis as to the delay and what caused the initial problem. ;-) Seriously, we are rooting for your better half.]
Could you add Sean Dowling from the class of 83 and Rick Maher from the class of 82 to your distribution list. Sean, Rick and myself were members of the swim team in the early 80s. We got together the night before Thanksgiving at McSorleys in Greenwich Village. We toasted a few ales to a former swim team member Dennis Moroney who passed away in the World Trade Center tragedy. I mentioned your e-mail to them and they asked me to have them added to your list. Sean is back in New York after spending the last 15 years in Hawaii. He is currently working 7 days a week for FEMA doing a great job helping the families of the victims and survivors of the World Trade Center incident.
[JR: <1> Done. Boy, will they be made when they find out what you sucked them into. <2> I have been getting the opportunity to walk past Ground Zero twice a day now and it still makes me sad, mad, and prayerful. <3> Thanks for the report. <4> What are you going to do when we Americans eliminate the “income tax” and replace it with the “fair tax”? (Couldn’t resist)]
Having been a subscriber for some time, I have to let you know that I find it highly inappropriate for the alumni newsletter to be turned into a free political forum for the editor. This forum exists solely for the purpose of informing Jasper grads of current events relevant to the school and classmates. Whether or not one agrees with the opinions expressed is immaterial and not the issue (sometimes I do and sometimes I don't). The issue is one of sticking to the purpose of the vehicle. If the goal is to reflect well on our alma mater, them please start by leaving the op-ed pieces out.
This forum, as you call it, is my personal labor. See it's not technically an alumni newsletter, since neither the College nor the alumni society put anything into it. I don't think of it as a political forum but Plato's Cave. It "costs" me between 10 and 30 hours per week. So, if I blow off steam, exchange "comments" with my fellow alums, or just "pontificate" most people just regard it as the price of the "subscription". Probably most of them ignore it. Some just unsubscribe. Others razz me right back. Sometimes people even agree. From time to time, so people even think it's funny. If you want sanitized alumni news then you have to be satisfied with what the College sends out when and if they send it out. If you want the lively exchange of ideas with people getting involved and making contact, then this is it. At least that’s what I hope it is? I don't do a lot of tracking but I know this is the first message I've received from you. If you've been lurking in the background what didn't you like that finally drew you out?
You are not being testy. My concern was based on the presumption that your newsletter was an official activity of the College and it was the interjection of personal opinions in a College organ that I was objecting to. There was no specific opinion that I was objecting to. The fact that you are doing this as a personal activity changes the basis and makes my concern moot.
John, please keep up the great channel of communication. Would you please re send the names of those Jaspers who were lost during the attacks on September 11. I deleted it by mistake. I want to keep them in my prayer journal.
• Robert Baierwalter '79
• Michael Carroll '84
• Joseph Coppo '75
• Michael J. Duffy '93, son of Judge John Duffy '59
• Kevin Frawley '90
• Richard Gabriel '71, deceased (son of Barbara Gabriel retiree)
• John Gallagher '91
• Salvatore Gitto '78, deceased
• Joseph Holland '91, deceased
• Lt. Joseph Leavey '77
• Michael J. Lyons '93
• Brian P. Magee '73, deceased
• Robert McCarthy '90
• Richard Morgan '59
• Dennis Moroney '84
• Timothy O' Sullivan '64 (former Director of Personnel, Manhattan College)
• Robert Regan '75
• Antonio A. Rocha '90
• John Tobin '76
• James Quinn '99, missing
[JR: Your welcome. Only our government can debase the currency, ruining it as a unit of account and a store of value. It then only serves ans a medium of exchange. (Hey, some of that D in economics must have filter through by ossie-mo-sis!)]
Please welcome John Reinke to the CSC Pinnacle Alliance as the Global Business Information Risk Manager. John has accepted the role as our senior security / information assurance representative and will be responsible for identifying and delivering information risk management and compliance services. John has an extensive career in Information Services, Security and Risk Management with his most recent position as the Vice President of Enterprise IS Architecture for Merrill Lynch. John has also held positions as Vice President of Information Security for CS First Boston, an AVP for Computer Security at Shearson America Express, as well as many years in his own consulting practice focusing on Information Technology Architecture, Security, Recovery, Business Process Reengineering, and Project Management. John will be based at 75 Wall Street, NYC, NY, 10005 and can be reached on 212-235-6854.
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There’s a lot to be said for listening, really listening, to what people say. One finds wisdom in the strangest places, and it wasn’t even in Latin. Guess I too should have been more specific. You young guys should take note. You get an interesting perspective doing this little alumni newsletter, especially from the obits.