Sunday 25 May 2003

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1,060 subscribers to the full edition (322 AOL-ers plus 732 non) and 6 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

Th Jul. 24 '03 - MC Young Alumni Happy Hour
                                Mad River Bar @1442 Third Ave.
                                RSVP: MurphGuide@yahoo.com
Mo Sep 22 '03 3rd Annual James Keating O'Neill Memorial Golf Classic.
    Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge, Long Island
    More info   at www.jkogolf.org . 

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I caught a snippet, but no details.

9. Welcome To Bethlehem University

returns from her studies at the University of Ghent and Brother Henry Chaya, Ph.D., arrives from Manhattan College in New York. Visitors to the University: Recent visitors include …

www.bethlehem.edu/ - May 15, 2003 - 21 KB

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Asked about a Brother's email address, I found this resource:

http://www.lasalle.org/English/People/Brothers/pebr.html

"These email addresses of Brothers are made available as a resource for Lasallian colleagues and graduates who would like to contact them."

It's limited in number but you might get lucky. Many addresses are at Manhattan.

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The New York Post is reporting that Rudy is getting married (again) on Saturday.

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Best wishes on Memorial Day. Remember all our men and women in harms way. Especially our fellow alums. And, my godchild, John William Dandola, son of my best friend and fellow alum John Dandolla '69. I pray they all get home safely.

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http://www.msnbc.com/news/915420.asp

Kangaroo gets new leap on life

Prosthetic gives macropod sound footing

Stumpy may have to be renamed Jumpy after receiving a new leg. NBC News correspondent Kevin Tibbles reports.

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MEET STUMPY, ONE very aptly named little kangaroo.

       “Stumpy came to us about 17 months ago, and Stumpy has actually a rear, hind leg missing, it had been amputated,” says Tammie Rogers of the International Kangaroo Society.

       Tammie and Larry Rogers run a kangaroo sanctuary, not in the wilds of the Australian outback, but 40 minutes outside Columbus, Ohio.

       While Stumpy’s past is sketchy, she likely lost her leg after getting it entangled in a fence.

       “A lot of times macropods have been euthanized when they’ve lost a limb,” says Tammie.

       Simply put, a macropod is an animal with big feet — like a kangaroo.

       And the Roger’s refused to give up on this one.

       Instead they searched for ways this macropod, who lost a pod, could live life to the fullest.

       “Everybody we asked said, ‘you’re going to have to kill it,’ we were unwilling to accept that answer,” says Dr. David Anderson.

       Anderson is a veterinary surgeon at Ohio State University — a pioneer in the unusual field of providing artificial limbs to animals.

<extraneous deleted>

       Dr. Anderson says, “Veterinarians are pediatricians. We have patients that can’t talk to us. I suppose you have to be a little bit of an investigator...and our brains and our eyes and our ears and our hands to trying to figure out what’s wrong and correct that is incredible.”  

       And for the test drive, Stumpy checks out the foot… hobbles... steps and jumps.

       After a curious inspection, and a few hesitant steps, Stumpy jumps just like a kangaroo should.

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Amazing. If we can make limbs for one-legged macropods, then we should be able to help all the land mine victims. It's just a matter of making it happen. Maybe one of the smart kids going to school today can figure out how to do it. It sure frustrates me. But, the ingenuity shown by these fellows is truly amazing.

Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

"Collector-in-chief" John
reinkefj@alum.manhattan.edu

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CONTENTS

 

2

Formal announcements

 

1

Bouncing off the list

 

1

Messages from Headquarters (like MC Press Releases)

 

1

Jaspers publishing web pages

 

3

Jaspers found web-wise

 

1

Honors

 

1

Weddings

 

0

Births

 

0

Engagements

 

0

Graduations

 

2

Obits

 

3

"Manhattan in the news" stories

 

1

Resumes

 

7

Sports

 

16

Emails

 

[PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS]

Class

Name

Section

1950

Brew, George

Email11

1951

O'Fallon, John

Found3

1951

Reilly, John J. Sr.

Email05

1952

Plumeau, Ed

Obit1 (reporter

1953

Knapp, George

Email16

1955

Hansen, Norman J.

Obit1

1956

LaBlanc, Robert E. 

Email16

1957

Doulin, James J.

Obit2

1957

Lestingi, Joseph

Email13

1957

Ryan, Gerald

Bouncing1

1958

Brown, James J.

Announcement2

1964

Mattis, Robert R.

Announcement1

1964

Nicholas, Douglas

Honor1

1968

Clancey, Dennis

Email02

1969

La Rosa, Bill

Found1

1972

Crocco, Bob

Email07

1974

De Vito, Angelo J. 

Email14

1974

Thomas, Patrick

Email01

1974

Zuccaro, Richard

Email01

1975

Cunningham, Thomas A.

Email09

1975

Gonzalez, George 

Email15

1977

Rudy, John

News3

1980

O'Malley, John Arthur

Wedding1

1981

Del Cueto, Sandra

WebPage1

1981

Lutz, Peter

Resume1

1986

Kiernan, Anne

Email04

1988

O'Neill, Patrick J.

Email12

1989

Cornell, Kevin J.

Email03

1990

Daly, Daniel R.

Email10

1996

Cox, Rebekah 

Email06

1997

Finlay, Maggie

Email08

2007

Ayuso, Arlington

Found2

2007

Busch, Eva

News1

 

[PARTICIPANTS BY NAME]

Class

Name

Section

2007

Ayuso, Arlington

Found2

1950

Brew, George

Email11

1958

Brown, James J.

Announcement2

2007

Busch, Eva

News1

1968

Clancey, Dennis

Email02

1989

Cornell, Kevin J.

Email03

1996

Cox, Rebekah 

Email06

1972

Crocco, Bob

Email07

1975

Cunningham, Thomas A.

Email09

1990

Daly, Daniel R.

Email10

1974

De Vito, Angelo J. 

Email14

1981

Del Cueto, Sandra

WebPage1

1957

Doulin, James J.

Obit2

1997

Finlay, Maggie

Email08

1975

Gonzalez, George 

Email15

1955

Hansen, Norman J.

Obit1

1986

Kiernan, Anne

Email04

1953

Knapp, George

Email16

1969

La Rosa, Bill

Found1

1956

LaBlanc, Robert E. 

Email16

1957

Lestingi, Joseph

Email13

1981

Lutz, Peter

Resume1

1964

Mattis, Robert R.

Announcement1

1964

Nicholas, Douglas

Honor1

1951

O'Fallon, John

Found3

1980

O'Malley, John Arthur

Wedding1

1988

O'Neill, Patrick J.

Email12

1952

Plumeau, Ed

Obit1 (reporter

1951

Reilly, John J. Sr.

Email05

1977

Rudy, John

News3

1957

Ryan, Gerald

Bouncing1

1974

Thomas, Patrick

Email01

1974

Zuccaro, Richard

Email01

 

 

[FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT JASPERS]

[Announcement1]

Copyright 2003 The New York Times Company 
The New York Times
Copyright 2003 Providence Publications, LLC 
Providence Journal-Bulletin (Rhode Island)
May 16, 2003, Friday West Bay Edition
SECTION: News; Pg. C-01
HEADLINE: Special-ed chief heads to S. Kingstown
BYLINE: JENNIFER D. JORDAN Journal Staff Writer
DATELINE: SOUTH KINGSTOWN

Robert R. Mattis, special-education director for the Cranston public schools since 1996, has accepted a similar post in the South Kingstown system.

"Bob has a very clear picture of special education and a lot of experience setting up alternate programs," Supt. Robert A. Hicks said in announcing the appointment Monday night.

Mattis, 60, of Wakefield, will assume the $92,000-a-year post on July 1.

South Kingstown's per-capita spending in special education is among the highest in the state. Hicks has pledged to restructure and reorganize the system.

Special education in town has been in fiscal and structural disarray.

The former head of special education, Cathy Fusco, abruptly resigned in January. Since then, an interim head, Michael Capalbo, has been addressing parents' concerns and evaluating the current system, Hicks said.

Last month, Roe Lilienthal, the head of the Farm School, an innovative program for students with learning disabilities, was suspended, then terminated. Lilienthal was also one of two team evaluation chairwomen for special education; the other is Anne Whaley. Hicks said both positions are being eliminated and that Mattis will help hire an assistant director for special education.

Mattis, headed special education for the Seekonk public schools for 15 years before taking the Cranston post. He had taught English at Cranston High School West from 1969 to 1976.

He also worked as a special education review officer for the Rhode Island Department of Education, from 1984 to 1996 and coordinated vocational programs for inmates at the Adult Correctional Institutions for three years in the mid-1980s.

Mattis has a degree in psychology from Manhattan College and a master's degree in teaching from Rhode Island College.

LOAD-DATE: May 20, 2003

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Copyright 2003 Providence Publications, LLC 
Providence Journal-Bulletin (Rhode Island)
May 14, 2003, Wednesday Massachusetts Edition
SECTION: News; Pg. C-03
HEADLINE: R.I. school district names special education director
BYLINE: JENNIFER D. JORDAN Journal Staff Writer

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Amid escalating special education costs and a crisis brewing at a popular program for learning-disabled students, Supt. Robert A. Hicks announced his choice for a new director of special education at last night's School Committee meeting.

Robert R. Mattis, special education director for the Cranston, R.I.,  public schools, will start his new job as director of pupil personnel services July 1 with a $92,000 salary. Mattis served as   Seekonk's special education director until 1996.

"Bob has a very clear picture of special education and a lot of experience setting up alternate programs," Hicks said.

One plan is to establish an alternative school for about 10 learning and behaviorally disordered students at the high school this fall, and begin a second program for younger students next year at the Hazard School.

It's one part of a plan to bring back about 15 to 20 special education students from out-of-district placements this year. Hicks has said it will save about $300,000 from the sprawling $11.5-million special education budget.

South Kingstown has one of the highest per capita special education spending in the state, and Hicks has pledged to restructure and reorganize the system.

Mattis started a similar program in Cranston called the Sanders Academy, according to his resume.

Mattis is on vacation this week and couldn't be reached for comment, Hicks said.

Special education in town has been in fiscal and structural disarray.

The former head of special education, Cathy Fusco, abruptly resigned in January. An interim head, Michael Capalbo, was hired until a full-time candidate was hired, and has been addressing parent's concerns and evaluating the current system, Hicks said.

Last month, the head of the Farm School, an innovative program for students with learning disabilities that mixes academics with farm chores, gardening and nature lessons, Roe Lilienthal, was suspended, then terminated. Lilienthal was also one of two team evaluation chairwomen for special education; the other is Anne Whaley. Hicks said both positions are being eliminated and that Mattis will help hire an assistant director for special education.

Hicks said Whaley will be able to apply for another position in the school district.

The Farm School is currently in crisis. Fire officials said the school building is unsafe and closed the facility last Friday.

Hicks has been working with fire officials and parents to come up with a short-term solution for the rest of the school year and a longer-term solution -- finding an appropriate home for the Farm School.

An interview committee, comprising district officials, a regular education teacher, a special education teacher, a member of the parent advisory committee and a family advocate, reviewed a dozen applicants before deciding on Mattis, who headed special education for Seekonk Public Schools for 15 years before moving to Cranston in 1996.

Mattis, also worked as a special education review officer for the Rhode Island Department of Education, from 1984 to 1996 and coordinated vocational programs for inmates at the Adult Correctional Institutions for three years in the mid-1980s.

Mattias served as dean of students at Seekonk High School for five years, before being promoted to director of personnel services there, and taught English at Cranston High School West from 1969 to 1976.

Before that, Mattis was an officer in the Navy and graduated with a degree in psychology from Manhattan College in 1964.

Mattis, who lives in Wakefield, R.I., also earned a master's degree in teaching from Rhode Island College in 1970.

LOAD-DATE: May 15, 2003

[Reported As: 1964 ]

[JR: Sounds like this fellow Jasper has walked into a hornet's nest. We should all pray for his success, not only for him, or the glory to MC, but for those being placed in his care. That's why I'll stick to IT for my next gig, boxes don't hurt! Best of luck to Jasper Mattis who has an obviously tough gig. ]

 

 

[Announcement2]

Copyright 2003 Bergen Record Corporation 
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
May 14, 2003 Wednesday All Editions
SECTION: BUSINESS; PEOPLE IN BUSINESS; Pg. B03
HEADLINE: PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
SOURCE: North Jersey Media Group

<extraneous deleted>

James J. Brown of Mantoloking was named executive director of the new Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales at William Paterson University, Wayne. A salesman for 30 years, Brown most recently was president of the marketing firm Ardmore Group Inc. Earlier, he was national account sales vice president of Automatic Data Processing, and a manager for the Itel and Burroughs corporations. He graduated from Manhattan College, and taught marketing at Rutgers University. Victor Kline of Lawrenceville was named director of the institute, with responsibility for developing education programs. Kline had been president of Princeton Consulting Associates, Before that, he was training and development director of McNeil Consumer Products Co. and head of organization and management development for Engelhard Corp. A graduate of Long Island University, he earned a master's degree in communication from William Paterson and has taught at Rutgers.

GRAPHIC: 1 - PHOTO - PLASKOTA 2 - PHOTO - CRAIG

LOAD-DATE: May 14, 2003

[MCOLDB: 1958 ] 

 

 

[Bouncing off the list]

[JR: The following people have "bounced off" the list. Some bounces expose my poor administrative skills and I can not "who" bounced off. Thus the subscriber total may change more than are shown in this section. I have done what I can to notify them. If you can help "reconnect" – or "connect" new people -- I really appreciate it. And as always, I need your "news".]

Ryan, Gerald (1957)

 

[Messages from Headquarters
(Manhattan College Press Releases & Stuff)]

[Message1]

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS 

July 28- August 1, 2003 Manhattan College 21st Annual AP Workshops: TEACHING OF ADVANCED PLACEMENT Graduate Division of Manhattan College in cooperation with La Salle University and the Middle States Regional Office of the College Board

Workshop Director: Dr. Pamela Kerrigan 718-862-7209 Email: pam.kerrigan@manhattan.edu 

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July 7-11, 2003 & July 28-August 1, 2003
Bobby Gonzalez
Basketball Day Camp Program Information:
boys • ages 8-18
9:30am-5:30pm
July 7-11, 2003 - cost : $300
July 28-August 1 - cost : $300

Contact:

Men’s Basketball Office
Telephone: (718) 862-7180
Fax: (718) 862-7165
Email: theresa.hage@manhattan.edu

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June 9-13, 2003 48th Institute in Water Pollution Control - Two Professional Courses: Biological Treatment: Wastewaters, Nutrients and Soils/Sediments & Water Quality Modeling (A Computer-Based Workshop with Applications to TMDLs)  Email: Nafeeza.Altaf@manhattan.edu

 

 

[JASPERS PUBLISHING WEB PAGES]

[WebPage1]

http://www.northampton.edu/Faculty/SDelCueto/default.htm

Sandra Del Cueto

Assistant Professor, Spanish
Office location:CNTR 332

Degrees
MA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, UCLA; BA, Manhattan College

Office Hours
MT 5-6 p.m.
TR 9-9:30 a.m. & 2-2:30 p.m.

[MCOLDB: 1981 ]

 

 

[JASPERS FOUND ON & OFF THE WEB BY USING THE WEB]

[Found1]

http://www.sgi.com/newsroom/execbios/la_rosa.html 

Bill La Rosa

Senior Vice President, Intercontinental Field Operations

Bill La Rosa recently joined SGI in the role of senior vice president, Intercontinental Field Operations. La Rosa will be responsible for SGI sales and field service efforts in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America geographies.

La Rosa has acquired more than 25 years experience in profit and loss management across multiple industries and geographies in the IT industry. Prior to joining SGI, La Rosa held the role of senior vice president at CommVault, a data storage management company, where he was responsible for worldwide sales, service, and support.

La Rosa has also held several sales and marketing executive positions with IBM, including sales management assignments for the company's EMEA, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America operations.

In addition to these roles, La Rosa worked for American Motion Systems, General Electric, and was founder, chairman, and CEO of Lead Group International.

La Rosa has a M.B.A. from Pace University and also a B.S.E.E. from Manhattan College.

[MCOLDB: 1969 ]    

 

 

[Found2]

http://www.sport-travel.com/tours/China%20Tour/bcnytour.htm 

*STUDENT DIPLOMACY & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Our plans called for two weeks of travel in China and principally in the areas surrounding Beijing. We were also scheduled to play seven games against China’s major university and national teams. Our college age boys were playing at the NCAA Division Two and Three levels and two of the high school age boys remain possible Division One recruits. On the athletic side, we were not too certain about what to expect and did our best to prepare for a spirited and challenging level of play. What we encountered was unlike anything that we have ever experienced.

After a long tiring flight to Beijing, we settled into our hotel, which was located across from the National Library and The Purple Bamboo Park. We were greeted warmly by our hosts who had many questions regarding the level of our play. They emphasized friendship and fairness and clearly considered it an honor to be hosting us. Our boys felt an immediate sense of affirmation as they began to more fully understand the responsibilities of student diplomacy. While they had all honed their basketball skills on NYC’s playgrounds and in tightly quartered city gyms, much of what they had learned about the game and themselves would need to be redefined.

Our first full day in China was spent trying to adjust our biological clocks. We quickly learned that this would, in fact, take days and simply tried to sleep when we could. We managed to hold two practices and as we began to make our way through the city of Beijing, we immediately became aware that its population was engaged in what might be considered the most ambitious display of public works projects ever undertaken. Construction cranes spotted the city’s entire landscape and loomed over buildings that were ascending from neighborhoods that had endured a century of unprecedented change. Crews of men, women and children were busy repairing streets and sidewalks. Vendors on bicycles scurried along with loads of produce, construction supplies and with entire families in tow. They all seemed to be racing towards the new millennium…ten years after the Tian An Men Square uprising and fifty years after Mao Tse-tung declared the founding of the Peopled Republic of China. This was no sleeping giant, but rather a focused and deliberate population convinced that the next century would belong to China. Our day concluded with a banquet hosted by a delegation from the Ministry of Sports and attended by many of our opposing coaches and players.

On our second day in China, we began to follow a schedule that would serve us until our departure. We were always accompanied by an official and translator from the Beijing International Sports Exchange and completed all of our ground travel by bus. On this particular day, we departed for the Yan Qing Province. After a two-hour drive, which took us beyond the Beijing city limits and past the Great Wall, we arrived at an area that was surrounded by mountains and fertile valleys. We were all struck by the natural beauty and sense of rhythm that surrounded us, as each member of our group began to express a global appreciation for his individual place in the world.

"Grace is universal. You can find it anywhere. Everyone appreciates it. When I get home, I am going to hug every member of my family. I am very fortunate to live where I do and to have so many people who truly care for me,"

Arlington Ayuso,
All Star & Manhattan College Freshman

 

 

[Found3]

http://www.tfhrc.gov/trnsptr/apr99/contents.htm

The First 45 Years

In 1954, a young man was walking down F Street in Washington, DC, when he noticed the sign "Bureau of Public Roads" (BPR) in front of a government building. Having heard that BPR hired structural engineers; he entered, asked for a job and became a bridge engineer on the spot. Two months later, John O'Fallon reported to the Bridge Branch and began design of his first bridge since graduating from Manhattan College in 1951. In February of this year, John worked his 45th year of Federal service.

In his career thus far, O'Fallon became the first Division Bridge Engineer in the Connecticut Division and spent a year as chief structural engineer for a consultant. He returned to Washington and BPR's new Bridge Division, then went to the Highway Design Division, then worked on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), and finally the Structures Division at TFHRC. Some of his assignments include starting the National Bridge Inspection and Special Bridge Replacement Programs, drafting the original Bridge Inspector's Training Manual, creating the 6-week Bridge Engineers Workshop, editting the chapter on bridges in America's Highways, 1776-1976, and managing the NEC Structures Program. At present, John is team-leader for the Bridge Infrastructure Team which handles bridge management, NDE, corrosion protection, timber bridges, bridge dynamics, structural analysis, and culverts. Mr O'Fallon likes to note that he may now be the last original Division Bridge Engineer still with FHWA. His next goal is to work through August 1, 2001.

Dawn Vanlandingham
(202) 493-3198
dawn.vanlandingham@fhwa.dot.gov

 

 

[HONORS]

[Honor1]

From: Douglas Nicholas (1964)
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 7:22 PM
Subject: poetry award on Web

Hi John,

I had the pleasure of winning an honorable mention last week in the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation 2003 Prize for Poetry. (They had one first place and four equal hon mentions from a field of 2600 entrants.) You can see the poem plus a picture of me and Audrey, who is by profession an Australian Silky Terrier. (After we got Audrey 9 yrs ago, I realized that I hadn't really understood the full meaning of the words "inseparable" and "sidekick" and so she's in every last picture there is of me since '94. Silky Terriers are like that; I haven't even been to the bathroom alone in the last decade.) Point your browser to www.torhouse.org/prize.htm.

Last year I took second in the 2002 Allan Ginsberg Poetry Awards, which came with a reading in Paterson, NJ. I'd won stuff before but hadn't had a public reading before, and as I approached the mike my Outer Wallflower was in a hell of a tizzy. Fortunately, as I swung into the second verse, my Inner Ham kicked in and I ended by chewing the scenery, to a surprisingly kind reception.

A collection of my poems in PDF form (you open it with Adobe Acrobat, which comes with everyone's computer these days) is available by email to any MC brother or sister who expresses even the most tepid interest.

Best to all,
Douglas Nicholas A64

[JR: Great report. Now I have an Irishman, a few Docs, and a Prize winning poet. Now if you had just been a '68 E, life would be perfect. (Just kidding for the humorly challenged out there!)]

 

 

[WEDDINGS]

[Wedding1]

May 18, 2003, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 9; Page 12; Column 2; Society Desk
HEADLINE: WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS;

Ellen Elcock, John O'Malley

Ellen Lindsay Elcock, a daughter of Ellen and Walter Elcock of Chestnut Hill, Mass., was married yesterday to John Arthur O'Malley, the son of Eleanor and Arthur O'Malley of Douglaston, Queens. Msgr. Edward J. Mitty performed the ceremony at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Chestnut Hill.

Mrs. O'Malley, 37, is the vice principal for the sixth-grade class at the Lincoln School, a preparatory school for girls in Providence, R.I. In September, she is to become a fifth-grade history teacher and the fifth-grade class dean at the Trinity School in Manhattan. The bride is a graduate of Providence College. She received a master's degree in education from Lesley College in Cambridge and another in educational administration from Columbia. Her father, a former president of both the United States Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation, retired as the sales manager in Newton, Mass., for Hillyard Inc., a manufacturer of industrial cleaning products. Her mother is a broker for Hammond Realtors in Chestnut Hill.

Mr. O'Malley, 45, owns JOM Associates, an insurance brokerage and investment planning business in Manhattan. He graduated and received an M.B.A. from Manhattan College. His father retired as a senior vice president for underwriting at Duncanson & Holt, a former reinsurance management business in Manhattan.

The bridegroom is a descendant of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island.

GRAPHIC: Photo

LOAD-DATE: May 18, 2003

[MCOLDB: 1980 ]

 

 

[BIRTHS]

[No Births]

 

[ENGAGEMENTS]

[No Engagements]

 

[GRADUATIONS]

[No Graduations]

 

[OBITS]

[Collector's prayer: And, may perpetual light shine on our fellow departed Jaspers, and all the souls of the faithful departed.]

Your assistance is requested in finding these. Please don’t assume that I will “catch” it via an automated search. Sometimes the data just doesn’t makes it’s way in.

[Obit1]

From: Ed Plumeau '52A
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 5:52 PM
Subject: Obituary

John: This is a late arrival but I've just gotten back in contact with the world.  NORMAN J. HANSEN, MC Elect. Engr. died in West Chester, PA., on April 29, 2003.  The death notice appeared in the "Connecticut Post" on May 1, 2003, page B5.  Rest in Peace.

Ed Plumeau '52A

[MCOLDB: 1955 ]

 

 

[Obit2]

Copyright 2003 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc. 
TELEGRAM & GAZETTE (Massachusetts)
May 20, 2003 Tuesday, RT. 9 EAST EDITION
SECTION: DEATHS; Pg. B4
HEADLINE: James J. Doulin, 68, Vietnam War veteran
DATELINE: MARLBORO

James J. Doulin, 68, of Marlboro, died Friday, May 16, in Marlboro Hospital, after being stricken ill at home.

He leaves his wife of 39 years, Bette A. (Fagan) Doulin; three sons, Michael F. Roache of Fayetteville, Ga., Christopher D. Roache of Hopedale and Timothy J.F. Doulin of Lorton, Va.; two daughters, Kimberly A. Major of Framingham and Karen L. Doulin of Weymouth; two sisters, Catherine Rush of Queens, N.Y. and Mary L. Doulin of Hague, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Two brothers, Michael F. and John R. Doulin, predeceased him. He was born in Albany, N.Y., the son of James and Catherine (Canavan) Doulin and lived in Marlboro for the past 35 years. He graduated from Vincentian Institute, Albany, attended Manhattan College, New York, and earned a degree in history from Framingham State College in 1991. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Doulin worked for the Lands Transportation Co. in Framingham until his retirement. He enjoyed running, the mile race was his speciality. His best time was 4:09 minutes in 1957, he also qualified and competed in the 1956 Olympic trials.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, in John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St. Burial, with military honors, will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Calling hours are 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, in the funeral home. Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to the Olsen Special Care Unity, UMass Health System-Marlboro Hospital, 157 Union St., Marlboro, MA 01752.

LOAD-DATE: May 21, 2003

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Copyright 2003 The Hearst Corporation 
The Times Union (Albany, NY)
May 20, 2003 Tuesday THREE STAR EDITION
SECTION: CAPITAL REGION, Pg. B6
HEADLINE: Doulin, James J.
DATELINE: MARLBOROUGH, Mass.

James J. Doulin, 68, of Marlborough died Friday, May 16, 2003 at UMass Health System-Marlboro Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was born in Albany, N.Y., son of the late James and Catherine (Canavan) Doulin and has lived in Marlborough, Mass. for the past 35 years. He was a 1953 graduate of Vincentian Institute, Albany, N.Y. He also attended Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y. and graduated in 1991 from Framingham State College, Framingham, Mass. with a degree in history. He was employed for several years at Lands Transportation Company in Framingham until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. During his time in high school and college, he enjoyed a very successful running career. As a miler in high school, he ran the mile in 4:17 minutes and as a Manhattan College Jasper in 1957, he ran the best mile of his career in 4:09 minutes. He also qualified for and competed in the 1956 Olympic trials. He was also a history enthusiast. He leaves his wife of 39 years, Bette A. (Fagan) Doulin; three sons, Lt. Col. (Retired) U.S. Army Michael F. Roache and his wife Clorinda of Fayetteville, Ga., Christopher D. Roache of Hopedale, Mass. and Captain Timothy J.F. Doulin U.S. Army, serving in Iraq, and his wife Kathleen of Lorton, Va.; two daughters, Kimberly A. and her husband Michael Major of Framingham, Mass. and Karen L. Doulin of Weymouth, Mass.; two sisters, Catherine Rush of Queens, N.Y. and Mary Louise Doulin of Hague, N.Y.; also seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was the brother of the late Michael F. Doulin and John R. Doulin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough, Mass. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough, Mass. Calling hours will be prior to services on Friday from 9 until 11 a.m. Flowers may be sent or memorial donations may be made to the Olsen Special Care Unit, UMass Health System-Marlboro Hospital, 157 Union St., Marlborough, MA 01752.

LOAD-DATE: May 20, 2003

[Reported As: 1957]

 

 

[News MC]

[News1]

http://www.thehour.com/278789008574329.bsp

Residents recognized for work
By DIRK PERREFORT
Hour Staff Writer

Community residents and leaders were honored Wednesday night by the National Conference for Community and Justice for their ongoing commitments to social justice.

"Our organization works toward eliminating bias, bigotry and racism," said Deborah Howland-Murray, executive director of the organization's Fairfield County chapter. "We do this through promoting understanding and respect so that people can find a common ground." Among those honored during the 29th annual heroes of social justice award, held at Norwalk Community College, was college president William Schwab. Since joining the institution he has helped it to respond to the needs of a diverse population.

"I feel the college deserves this award more than myself, and I will accept it on the college's behalf," said Schwab, who recently announced his retirement from the institution. "We have a climate at the college that everyone feels welcome." He added that 43 percent of the students at the college are born in foreign countries and that the college ranks 35 out of more than 1,200 community colleges nationwide for foreign-born students.

"They bring a different perspective to the college that others can learn from," said Schwab.

Stamford resident Cleveland Christophe, a managing partner of TSG Capitol Group and a former board member of community and justice, was also honored during the event.

"We all live in one world," said Christophe. "It is important that we recognize how we are all inter-related and how dependent we are on each other." He added that it is also vital that people understand the cultures and perspectives of other people whom we share the world with.

"Organizations like community and justice make progress toward these aims in our own communities," he said. "We've made some progress, but we still have a lot to accomplish." Westport resident William Mitchell, who was also honored during the event, said that community service is a life-long commitment for him that he learned from his parents.

"Our family has been blessed and has received so much from the surrounding communities," said Mitchell. "Not only is it important to give back to the community but it's the right thing to do." Perhaps the youngest honoree during the event was 18-year-old Wilton High School student Eva Busch, who became passionately involved in social justice issues after attending a peace rally last spring. "It's really easy in our day to day lives to forget about the people in this world who need our help," she said. "It's important to stand up for what you believe in." Busch is planning on attending Manhattan College in the fall to major in peace studies. She hopes to lead a nonprofit peace and justice organization in the future.

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Hour photo / Erik Trautmann

The Hour © Copyright 2003

[JR: One idealist on her way to the campus. Peace only comes when one is strong enough to be secure being at peace. The lions will not be laying down with the lambs anytime soon. At least until the lambs can kick a…. But, idealism is educated by time. ]

 

 

[News2]

Copyright 2003 The Washington Post 
The Washington Post
May 15, 2003, Thursday, Final Edition
SECTION: D.C. EXTRA; Pg. T17; A HOUSE DIVIDED LINDA WHEELER
HEADLINE: Lincoln, Lee, Douglass: Linked by Baseball?
BYLINE: Linda Wheeler

What did President Abraham Lincoln, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and abolitionist Frederick Douglass have in common?

One answer is baseball, according to a new book, "Baseball in Blue & Gray," by George B. Kirsch, a history professor at Manhattan College who has written several books on American team sports. Although none of the three played ball, each is loosely tied to the sport that was gaining popularity when the Civil War began and eventually became a national passion.

By 1860, teams had formed in Washington, Baltimore, New Orleans, Louisville and Chicago. At the time, there were two versions of the game: one named for Massachusetts and the other, for New York City.

A free reenactment of the Massachusetts version of the game is scheduled June 14 in Rockville during the 140th anniversary of Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Rockville raid. Teams representing Rockville and Takoma Park are to face off at noon at Richard Montgomery High School.

The organizer, Peerless Rockville, has not worked out the details, but specifics should be available by the end of the month by calling 301-762-0096 or visiting www.peerlessrockville.org.

The Massachusetts game was played on a square field with bases at each corner, according to Kirsch. Quoting an unnamed Boston enthusiast of 1856, the batter stood at home base, the corner between first and third, and tried to hit a ball made of "yarn, tightly wound around a lump or cork or India rubber, and covered with smooth calf-skin in quarters . . . the seams closed snugly, and not raised, lest they would blister the hands of the thrower and catcher."

The pitcher threw overhand. The batter could hit the ball in any direction because there was no foul territory. The runner was out if the catcher caught three missed balls, if a ball was caught on the fly or if he was "soaked" or "burned" -- that is, hit with the ball. One out usually ended an inning, and the first team to score 100 runs was the winner.

In the New York version, a diamond was used, and the batter stood at home plate, again the corner between first and third. The ball was pitched underhand, and a ball knocked outside first or third base was foul.

A batter was out if a ball was caught on the fly or the first bounce, if the fielder held the ball on a base before the runner arrived or if a fielder touched the player with a ball between bases. Three outs ended an inning, and 21 runs decided the game if both sides had an equal number of outs.

Eventually, the New York version prevailed because it spread more quickly than the Massachusetts variety and because, as one player said, he was tired of getting hit in the ribs.

Kirsch quotes "The Life of Johnny Reb," in which Bell Wiley wrote that for the Southerners, "the bat may be a board, a section of some farmer's fence rail, or a slightly trimmed hickory limb; the pellet might be nothing better than a yarn-wrapped walnut; but enthusiasm would be great to make the camp reverberate with the cheers and taunts of the participants, if not the spectators."

As to the famous people mentioned above, Lincoln was portrayed in a Currier & Ives political cartoon in 1860 as the victor in the four-way race for president. The cartoon was titled "The National Game. Three 'Outs' and One 'Run.' Abraham Winning the Ball."

In the cartoon, Lincoln admonishes the others by saying, "Gentlemen, if any of you should ever take a hand in another match of this game, remember you must have 'a good bat' and strike a 'fair ball' to make a 'clean score & a 'home run.' "

Lee's name was used to promote baseball in the South after the war when Charles W. Button, the Lynchburg newspaper publisher, urged baseball clubs to organize in his town, claiming that the general had approved of baseball.

Douglass attended a game at the Ellipse in 1867 when his son, Charles, played third base for a team known as the Alerts, who lost to the Pythians. The score is not given.

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[News3]

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=8012448&BRD=1705&PAG=461&dept_id=71853&rfi=6

Rudy to run for second term
By: Robert Lachman May 15, 2003
Incumbent to face off against Doro, Binder 

The school board elections are being held on June 3 this year. There are two seats available and three candidates running: Andrew Doro, Alan Binder and John Rudy.

A school board member for three years, Rudy moved to Millbrook in 1986 with his wife Barbara. He has worked as an engineer at IBM in Poughkeepsie for 25 years, mostly in systems administration.

Rudy grew up in Yorktown Heights and graduated from high school in 1973. He went on to Manhattan College for electrical engineering, graduating in 1977.

"From there I jumped right into IBM," he said. "I recently joined the quarter-century club there."

He married his wife in 1986, the year they moved to Millbrook. They have two children in the Millbrook public school system, a son at Elm Drive and a daughter in the junior/senior high school.

Rudy got involved in school politics as a member of a citizen's advisory committee. He was chairman of the last two committees from 1997-1999. He also sat on the early technology committee that explored bringing computers to the school and he was on the Alden Place Planning Committee in the late '90s.

Three years ago Rudy ran for a seat on the board of education and won. He feels that he has helped in many areas, especially technology.

"One of my reasons for running initially was to increase the use of technology and communication," he said. "One thing we've done is to avail the teachers of the chance to understand and use the newest available technology."

Rudy feels that with his background as an engineer he is very analytical and cost-conscious and feels that the future of any school building project will need input from as many areas as possible.

"I think trying to make do with the existing buildings we have is a challenge," Rudy said. "The citizens showed us that they want more input and I will try to work with the board to address those concerns. I think I influenced the board to focus on maintenance concerns and I think you'll see good things happen before school opens next year. The Elm Drive boiler will be replaced, and the high school auditorium will be spruced up."

Rudy says that one of the board's goals this year was to develop a feedback process on district services. Board Communication Committee members Binder, Judy Bondus and Rudy put together a satisfaction survey to help with district services.

"I take people's responses seriously," he said. "I would like to see our board goals for next year derive from these surveys. We're here to serve students, staff and the community and it's a wonderful way to get perspective."

Rudy takes an active role in the community as a member of the Grace Community Church and as the Boy Scout leader of Den 1, Millbrook Pack 31 and he is very happy to live in Millbrook.

"I work at IBM and I like Millbrook because it is small," Rudy said. "You get to know people here and it's a great way to leave corporate life aside. Its also great for my children and I feel that I can really get involved here and make a difference."

©Millbrook Round Table 2003 

[Reported As: 1977 ]

 

 

[RESUMES]

FROM THE COLLEGE’S WEB SITE: Your resume can be sent to employers who contact our office seeking to fill positions.  For more information contact the Recruitment Coordinator at (718) 862-7965 or Email to JGlenn@manhattan.edu

Actual jobs at MC are at: http://www.manhattan.edu/hrs/jobs 

 

 

[Resumes]

[Resume1]

From: Peter Lutz (1981)
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 7:29 AM
Subject: Peter F. Lutz - Marketing Plan

Please find attached a copy of my current marketing plan to facilitate my landing a job. If you have any contacts at any of my target companies, please let me know or if you know someone who knows someone - again, please let me know.

Thanks for taking the time to read this email and the attachment.

Sincerely,
Peter Lutz

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PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE:

Business Systems Analyst; Project Leader, Project Management; Technical Training and Writing

Preferred Functions Include:
Business Systems Analyst       Data Modeler/Data Architect
Project Management    Technical Trainer / Technical Writer
Requirements Definition         Relationship Manager/User Champion

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

My technical, analytical and communication skills and diverse experience as an Information Technology professional in the Insurance, Data Processing Services and Telecommunications industries enables me to add value to an organization since I have a broad background. I have a strong skill set ranging from business systems analysis, database design, data modeling, and application development to building excellent relationships with customers by eliciting and defining their business requirements. My strengths are in training, user interface, communication, team-building and facilitation of the delivery of solutions that meet and exceed customer expectations. 

POSITIONING STATEMENT

Information Technology professional with extensive experience in business systems analysis, requirements definition, data modeling, project leadership, team-building, communication and facilitation in the insurance and financial services industries.

COMPETENCIES:

Business Analysis       Project Leadership/Management         Data Modeling
Define customer business requirements.

Document workflows.
Develop and review test cases and test plans.
Conduct project initiation and status meetings.
Triage project to determine critical deliverables in affecting project implementation.
Interface extensively with I.T. developers, management and QA staffs to ensure all team members are working on same objectives.
Build conceptual and logical data models.
Convert logical design to physical implementation.
Quick study – learned data modeling with minimal training.
Ability to rapidly modify data model to meet changing business needs.

TARGET MARKET

Geographic:
New Jersey and metropolitan New York area, Delaware Valley (Pennsylvania)
Southeast U.S. – Georgia, specifically metropolitan Atlanta area, South Carolina

Target Industries:
Pharmaceutical companies
Financial Services firms
Insurance companies

Size of Organization:
Medium to large company

TARGET LIST:

Pharmaceutical Companies: Merck;Pfizer;Aventis Pasteur;Novartis;Johnson & Johnson;Bristol Myers Squibb;Schering-Plough;Bayer;Novo Nordisk

Financial Services: JP Morgan Chase;Merrill Lynch;CitiGroup;Cendant;Morgan Stanley;Prudential Financial;Deutsche Bank

Insurance & Other: Dun & Bradstreet;Moody’s Investor Services     Met Life;New York Life;United HealthCare;Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey;Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ;The Guardian Life Insurance Company

 

 

[SPORTS]

FROM THE COLLEGE’S WEB SITE: http://www.gojaspers.com [which is no longer at the College, but at a third party. Web bugs are on the pages. (That’s the benefit of being a security weenie!) So, it’s reader beware. Your browser can tell people “stuff” about you, like your email address, leading to SPAM. Forewarned is forearmed.]

[SportsSchedule]

The only reason for putting this here is to give us a chance to attend one of these games and support "our" team.

Date Day Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
5/25/03 Sunday Baseball   MAAC Tournament   Dutchess County Stadium   TBA 
5/28/03 Wednesday Baseball   NCAA Regionals   TBA   TBA 
5/29/03 Thursday Baseball   NCAA Regionals   TBA   TBA 
5/29/03 Thursday Track & Field   NCAA Regional   Fairfax, VA   TBA 
5/30/03 Friday Track & Field   NCAA Regional   Fairfax, VA   TBA 
5/30/03 Friday Baseball   NCAA Regionals   TBA   TBA 
5/31/03 Saturday Baseball   NCAA Regionals   TBA   TBA 
5/31/03 Saturday Track & Field   NCAA Regional   Fairfax, VA   TBA 
6/1/03 Sunday Baseball   NCAA Regionals   TBA   TBA 
6/11/03 Wednesday Track & Field   NCAA Outdoor Championships   Sacramento, CA   TBA 
6/12/03 Thursday Track & Field   NCAA Outdoor Championships   Sacramento, CA   TBA 
6/13/03 Friday Track & Field   NCAA Outdoor Championships   Sacramento, CA   TBA 
6/14/03 Saturday Track & Field   NCAA Outdoor Championships   Sacramento, CA   TBA 
6/27/03 Friday Track & Field   USATF Championships   Stanford, CA   TBA 
6/28/03 Saturday Track & Field   USATF Championships   Stanford, CA   TBA 
6/29/03 Sunday Track & Field   USATF Championships   Stanford, CA   TBA 
6/30/03 Monday Track & Field   USATF Championships   Stanford, CA   TBA 

 

 

[Sports from College]

MISSI HOLLAND RESIGNS AS HEAD WOMEN’S LACROSSE COACH

RIVERDALE, NY (May 20, 2003) – Missi Holland announced today that she has resigned from her position as Manhattan College's head women's lacrosse coach due to personal reasons and family obligations.

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JASPER CONTINUE EXCELLENCE AT 2003 IC4A/ECAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

PRINCETON, NJ (May 18, 2003) - Manhattan College track and field junior Adeniyi Omisore (Providence, RI) was crowned champion of the triple jump at the 2003 IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Championships this weekend at Princeton University's Weaver Field. Omisore leaped a personal best 15.16m. This accomplishment also marked the 17th consecutive year head coach Dan Mecca has trained an IC4A champion.

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BASEBALL ADVANCES TO MAAC PLAYOFFS WITH WIN OVER FAIRFIELD, 12-7

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Manhattan College baseball team defeated Fairfield University, 12-7, in its regular season finale in the third game of a MAAC series on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Diamond. With the win, Manhattan (25-24, 15-10 MAAC) advances to the 2003 MAAC Tournament next weekend at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, NY. This is the first time in Jasper history that the baseball team has made the MAAC playoffs.

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JASPERS SPLIT WITH FAIRFIELD

FAIRFIELD, CT (May 16, 2003) - The Manhattan College baseball team split a MAAC doubleheader with host Fairfield University this afternoon at Alumni Diamond. Fairfield held off a late Jasper rally to win the first game 4-3 to end their 16-game losing streak, but Manhattan pounded the Stags for 11 runs on 16 basehits to win the nightcap 11-5. Manhattan evens its record at 24-24 overall and moves to 14-10 in the MAAC, while Fairfield falls to 7-33-1 overall and 5-20 in the conference.

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JASPERS TO COMPETE IN THE 2003 IC4A/ECAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

RIVERDALE, NY (MAY 12, 2003) – Several qualifying members of the Manhattan College men's and women's track & field teams will compete in the 2003 IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Championships on May 15-18 at Princeton University at Weaver Stadium in Princeton, NJ.

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[Sports from News & Web]

Copyright 2003 Newsday, Inc. 
Newsday (New York)
May 20, 2003 Tuesday QUEENS EDITION
SECTION: SPORTS, Pg. A69
HEADLINE: The Lineup

MAAC BASEBALL

Manhattan College, with a 12-7 victory over Fairfield in its regular-season finale this past weekend, clinched the No. 4 seed in the MAAC baseball tournament. It is the first MAAC Tournament berth in the history of the baseball program. Manhattan (25-24, 15-10) faces No. 1 LeMoyne at 3 p.m. Thursday at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, N.Y.

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LOAD-DATE: May 20, 2003

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Copyright 2003 The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
All Rights Reserved 
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
May 15, 2003 Thursday Ind and indiana Editions
SECTION: SPORTS; Pg. 3E
HEADLINE: Chiles transferring to Murray State
BYLINE: BROWN C L, cbrown@courier-journal.com

<extraneous deleted>

Ngarndi picks Manhattan

Western High School's Guy Ngarndi, who recently was named to the Kentucky All-Star team, signed with Manhattan College.

"I really liked the program and the coach (Bobby Gonzalez)," Ngarndi said. "He has a good reputation in the nation, and I like the way they play. They press all the time and play like Louisville."

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Ngarndi, who has played competitive basketball for only a little more than a year since coming to America from Cameroon, picked Manhattan over a host of schools, including Utah, Pepperdine, Fairfield, Murray and Morehead State.

"It was a really tough decision," he said. "I feel free now."

Ngarndi averaged 20.5 points and 15 rebounds as a senior.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

GRAPHIC: ASSOCIATED PRESS; Wayne Morgan called his promotion to head coach at Iowa State "the greatest thing in my life." He succeeds Larry Eustachy.

LOAD-DATE: May 16, 2003

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[EMAIL FROM JASPERS]

[Email01]

From: Richard Zuccaro (1974)
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 10:21 PM
Cc: Thomas, Patrick
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 27 April 2003

Patrick Thomas, Class of 1974, School of Engineering, has asked to be added to your mailing list.  I have marked him for a copy so you will have his address.

I enjoy your newsletter.

Thanks,
Rich

[JR: Added as requested. And, I'm glad you enjoy it. It's a hoot doing it. (Most times) But without readers who write in, there wouldn't be much to read. ]

 

 

[Email02]

From: Dennis Clancey (1968)
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 30 April 2003

OK!

 

 

[Email03]

From: Cornell, Kevin J. (1989)
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 10 May 2003

hi john -

i'd love to get back in touch!!  thanks for inviting me to the Jasper Jottings community!

please sign me up!!!

thanks!
kevin - 1989 CS

[JR: done. glad to have you. ]

 

 

[Email04]

From: Kiernan, Anne (1986)
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 10:15 AM
Subject: RE: http://ferdinand_reinke.tripod.com/jasperjottings20030511.htm

Hello John,

Many thanks for the great job you are doing with the Jasper Jottings.  In the future, please send the Jasper Jottings to <privacy invoked>  instead of <privacy invoked> .

Thanks,
Anne

[JR: Changed. The thanks belong to the readers who keep reading my ramblings and the alums who write in and tell us what they are doing, (without me having to "find" it on the net). ]

 

 

[Email05]

From: John J. Reilly Sr. (1951)
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 4:02 AM
Subject:

John     Please advise where to send donations to the Dominican nun   John Reilly

[JR: I sent an email to the headquarters. Hopefully I'll hear back. Maybe someone could call CNN?]

 

 

[Email06]

From: Rebekah (1996) Cox
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

ok sounds interesting

[JR: I think it is.?! ]

 

 

[Email07]

Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 10:42 AM
From: Bob Crocco (1972)
 Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

Sounds interesting...but AOL says the file is too large to open with AOL.

Bob Crocco
BSME '72

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Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 11:16 AM
To: Bob Crocco (1972)
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

Hi Bob:

AOL is a giant pain. They routinely "complain" about all sorts of stuff, at least what has been reported to me. For example, "it's encrypted" (Please!), "it's a virus" (yeah right!), too large, not readable, etc., etc. I put the weekly issue on a free web site and for five of our fellow alums, I send a weekly pointer to the issue. For example the invitation is at:

                     http://ferdinand_reinke.tripod.com/a_jasper_jottings_invitation.htm

The summary page, that links to all issues is:

                        http://ferdinand_reinke.tripod.com/

I can sign you up for the "slim" notification message if you would like. I recommend that in case I have to "move". I have had to do that three times in the past. And, you want to get "lost".

Or, you can get the regular distribution that I send to 320 of our fellow alums on AOL. I hear from time time to time, say three or four problems a month from AOL-ers, so all I can say is that AOL has problems.

PS: I told Joe Ripp the Jasper CFO of AOL Time Warner about the intermittent problems, but, nothing ever happened. (But I tried.)

Advise what you like me to do to include you.

John

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Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 11:38 AM
From: Bob Crocco (1972)
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

Sign me up to the "pointer." I'm on DSL so it will be easy to get there.

Thanks for the prompt follow-up!

A Jasper CFO of Time Warner, eh?? Impressive!

Bob Crocco

[JR: We aims to please. Unemployment gives me lots of time to work on my hobby. ]

 

 

[Email08]

Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 1:16 PM
From: Finlay, Maggie (1997)
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

I would like to join the list.

Thanks,

===

Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:39 PM
To: Finlay Maggie
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

Hi, Great, Glad to have you. But, did I send you an invite? Not that is essential. I just can find your email address in my "invites pending" file. Just curious, I like to try and keep my files organized. People usually just hit reply and that tells me from whence it came. Thanks, John

===

From: Finlay Maggie
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:41 PM
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

I received it as a forward from Rebekah Cox-Tianga.  I hope you don't mind, but I also forwarded it to a couple people in my class.

[JR: Nah, the more the merrier. ]

 

 

[Email09]

From: Cunningham, Thomas A. (1975)
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 13 May 2003

John:

Thanks, I would like to join.

Tom Cunningham

[JR: And, we'd to have you.]

 

 

[Email10]

From: Daly, Daniel R. (1990)
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 3:45 PM
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 16 May 2003

John,

Great job on the newsletter!!!!

I am always interested in what my fellow Jaspers are doing.

Please keep me on the list.

Thanks,
Dan Daly

[JR: Thanks, kudos belongs to the readers and writers. I'm saving up for a search engine to index all these issues.]

 

 

[Email11]

 From: Brew, George (1950)
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject:

Dear Friends, Today is Armed Forces Day and May 26th is Memorial Day. I don't usually send a-mails en masse but I was compelled to do so by the impact the site below had on me. So please click on the website below you won't be disappointed. If you are, I will give you $1.00 the next time I see you.

PLEASE BE PATIENT WAITING FOR IT TO LOAD. DO SOMETHING ELSE WHILE IT LOADS.

George Brew 10224559/052722 (Once a Marine, always a Marine)

http://bengal.missouri.edu/~leveronj/wesupportu/WeSupportU.htm

[JR: It certainly was well done. ]

 

 

[Email12]

From: O'Neill, Patrick J. (1988)

Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 4:23 PM

Subject: Save The Date - 3rd Annual JKO Memorial Golf Classic

Mark your calender for Monday, September 22nd when we will host the 3rd Annual James Keating O'Neill Memorial Golf Classic.  This year's event will again be held at the Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge, Long Island.

Last year's event raised over $18,000 and brought the scholarship fund to over $65,000 at Manhattan College.  This is due to the generosity of the family and friends of James and fellow alumni of Manhattan College.

More info on this year's event can be found at www.jkogolf.org.  Later this spring online registration will be available.  Photos from last year's event can be found online as well as more info on the Foundation.

We hope to see you on September 22nd!

James' Family

www.jkogolf.org

 

 

 

[Email13]

From: Lestingi, Joseph (1957)
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 11:29 PM
Subject: E-mail address change

John,

Please change my e-mail address from <privacy invoked>  to <privacy invoked> .

Thank you.

Regards,

Joe

-----------------------------------------------------------

Joseph Lestingi
Tucson, AZ 85739

 

 

[Email14]

From: Angelo J. (1974) De Vito
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 18 May 2003

Sounds Great John!!!!

I will be at the 150th reunion mass at St Patricks.

Also 2003 is my 25th year adjuncting at Manhattan College in the Electrical Engineering Department!!!

Angelo

 

 

[Email15]

From: George (1975) Gonzalez
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: http://ferdinand_reinke.tripod.com/jasperjottings20030518.htm

Dear John , 

You have a lot of time on your hands.  I wonder how I can put you to work and capitalize on all of this energy?  E = Mc2

Regards,
GGonzalez Class of 1975

[JR: Stuff all the politicians in an asylum and let America get back to work. Will Rogers had it right. Regulation and messing with the money have (once again) sent the economy on its proverbial butt. The founding fathers must be rolling over. They tried to give us a restrained government but we let it out its chains and it is ruining us. IMHO!  ]

 

 

[Email16]

From: Robert E. (1956) LaBlanc
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 5:01 PM
Cc: George Knapp '53
Subject: New Subscriber

John

As I drove up to the college today for the commencement, I was telling fellow trustee George Knapp '53 E how much I enjoyed Jasper Jottings.  He asked to be added to your list. His e-mail address is <privacy invoked>

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Bob

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http://au.news.yahoo.com/030522/11/k42m.html   

Thursday May 22, 09:45 PM

Dixie Chicks Booed, Snubbed at Country Music Show

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Former country music darlings the Dixie Chicks are still paying a price for criticizing the U.S.-led war against Iraq.

The trio was snubbed at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday while audience members booed the very mention of the absent group's name.

The Texas musicians have been on the defensive since March, when singer Natalie Maines. Several radio stations pulled the chart-topping group's songs, and sales of their acclaimed new album slipped. 

Instead of showing up at the glitzy Las Vegas ceremony, the three-time nominees performed a song live via satellite from Austin, Texas. They received a "pretty big negative response," the show's host, Reba McEntire (news), told reporters backstage afterward.

Later during the ceremony, presenter Vince Gill (news) jokingly mumbled their names when listing the contenders for entertainer of the year.

Gill, who has said people should forgive the group, said backstage that the atmosphere "wasn't near as volatile" as it was during the Flameworthy Music Awards in Nashville last month.

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Why the American public treats "celebrities" as anything more than performing seals amazes me. For the war, against the war, who cares! These people know zip. At least a performing seal can be excused for just doing what they are trained to do. Politicians aren't much better. I am much more interested in what the average foot soldier has to say about war, than any Hollywood type. At least, he is in the fray. Not that soldiers should make policy, but I still think that a criteria for public office should be being a PFC in some fighting. Then, we see just how many wars we would get into? Heinlein had it right about the qualifications for citizenship. Make it something that is valued. As a libertarian, I think we should be staying out of other people's business. If the Dixie Chickies were smart, they would mind their own business too.

Curmudgeon

And that’s the last word.

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