702? are active on the Distribute site. There are 39 bouncing. Yahoo adjusted their count. When I have time I'll figure out what the right number is.
As of 3/26, the Jasper Jottings site had 270 page views yesterday. Total page views this month: 10582!?!
This issue is at: http://tinyurl.com/5xzow
Which is another way of saying http://www.jasperjottings.com/jasperjottings20050410.htm
graduating year ends in a 5 or a 0, you are celebrating an anniversary.
Sheehan Five Mile Run and Runners' Expo Redbank, NJ
My list of
Jaspers who are in harm's way:
- Unknown location
- - Lynch, Chris (1991)
… … my thoughts are with you and all that I don't know about.
Masten, one of the RTD information and sales representatives
Andrew Arnett got off a Route 40 bus recently without a document mailer that contained some of his job materials. It hit him almost immediately that he had left it behind, he said, as he signed the slip to get it back.
Masten said bus drivers and light-rail operators are supposed to walk through their vehicles at the end of their runs to look for items that have been left behind. If passengers act fast, they sometimes can arrange through RTD dispatchers to meet the same bus on a return trip and pick up the item.
At the end
of their shifts, when drivers return to their garages, the found items are
turned in to be cataloged. Every item is tagged with an identification number
and sent downtown, or to
I am always amazed when lost “stuff” gets returned. Maybe it my NYC upbringing. Or finders keepers losers weepers. But I guess more people than I expect are basically honest. I am always worried when I find stuff that I might be tempted to keep it. I hope all my tests are little ones. Anything more than a month’s pay would be hard to return. While I am sure that all my fellow alums don’t have this moral failing, I will hope that all our findings are small. I’m not good with temptation.
N.Y. – James J. Fyfe, Ph.D., deputy commissioner of training at the
The College will award more than 200 degrees in the graduate programs of education and engineering as well as undergraduate degrees in organizational management through its adult degree completion program.
Fyfe was appointed
a patrolman in the
hiatus from the police force, Fyfe was a professor at
published several books and more than 100 articles and book chapters on the
subject of criminal justice and police policies. He served as the editor of
Justice Quarterly, the journal of the
has been involved in a series of high-profile cases such as the Rodney King
trial and the Jeffrey Dahmer serial murders, has
consulted with law enforcement agencies and civil and human rights
organizations globally. He has testified as a police practices expert in the
U.S. Senate and Congress and in federal and state courts in the
Bernard was also
the son of the famous "Doc" Mullery who
tried to teach many of us Public Speaking at
[JR: I'm going to try a new section for "updates". These are changes that "pop" in from the various sources that are not really from the news. I thought it might be valuable to alert old friends seeking to reconnect or "youngsters" seeking a networking contact with someone who might have a unique viewpoint that they are interested in. This is a benefit of freeing up time trying to make email work by "outsourcing" the task to Yahoo.]
[JR: I'm going to try a new section for "negative updates". These are changes that "pop" in from the various sources that are not really from the news. I thought it might be valuable to alert old friends or "youngsters" that someone they maybe interested in has “drifted off”. Yet another benefit of freeing up time trying to make email work by "outsourcing" the task to Yahoo.]
DALLAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas C. Leppert, chairman and chief executive officer, The Turner Corporation, and Peter J. Davoren, president, Turner Construction Company, announced the following promotions and executive changes at Turner's offices around the country, effective immediately.
Richard C. Bach was promoted to
senior vice president in charge of the
Turner is the leading general
builder in the
Over the past 35 years Dan Kiestlinger helped christen two brand new high schools, developed two scholastic athletic programs and, on two separate occasions, simultaneously coached two basketball teams at separate schools.
While still teaching at
"After my 696th game, the door has finally come to be closed," he told the team. "My goal as a high school coach was to leave the floor winning more games than we lost. You were the first team to do it, to put me over the top."
The First Shall Be Last: Considering
his inauspicious start, achieving a .500 coaching record was no easy feat.
A winning tradition started early
In the Beginning: He played the
trumpet in the band, played four years of basketball and acted in the school
play his senior year at Bishop Bradley High School. An Eagle Scout, Kiestlinger aspired to work full time for the Boy Scouts
of America Association until his parents arranged an informational meeting
with a professional scout inside their
He played basketball at
It's a Small World: Eight years
Kiestlinger was a
coach on the New Hampshire Explorers team that competed at the 1978 National
Explorer Olympics at
"I'd coach the junior high
team in the afternoon before driving to Tyngsborough,
where the Alvirne team practiced at night," he
said. "You'd think I would have learned my lesson. But in 2000 when I
Personal Matters: He and his wife,
Marcia, were married on
They have two adult children, Diana and Laura, and a 22-month old grandson, Xavier. -- "Sunday News Profile" was compiled by sportswriter Eric Emmerling. Submissions for possible subjects may be e-mailed to sports --- at ---theunionleader.com
TRADITION takes time, but don't
knock Rebel Relays meet director Kevin Dee for trying to rush the process.
While Howell will host the season-opening relay meet today for just the third
"I want a carnival atmosphere," said Dee, who was the head coach for the Rebels for 13 years. "We've got three divisions, we go six-deep in medals, and we are giving watches to the best relay team. We're just trying to make it a friendly atmosphere."
Denman spoke of his lifetime of
experiences in the sport, focusing on the joy of seeing athletes he covered
locally exceling on the larger stage, including
Howell graduate Lindsey Gallo, now an All-American at the
"When I was at
That's the summer when Cokeley, this week's The Journal News Rockland Scholar-Athlete of the Week, started playing travel softball. But this year, with college just around the corner, she decided she needed a break.
That will provide fuel, however, to make it further in softball. The team has made it to every sectional final since Cokeley joined the team as a freshman year, with a record of 72-11 during her career. Last year, the team made it to the regional final.
"Our biggest goal is to get to states," Cokeley said. "We want to get to the final four. But we have to do the little things first. We have to win leagues, sections, regionals, and then get to the final four."
Athletics aren't the only place Cokeley shows her dedication. She brings that to the classroom as well, something Carlacci knows well. Not only is he her coach, he's been her math teacher the last two years.
"She's a great kid who's the type of kid all the other players on the team respect and like," he said. "She's always there to try to help them and the team morale. She's like that in class, too. She's a hard worker and liked by everyone."
The Journal News Rockland Scholar-Athlete of the Week program honors students for their academic, athletic and community achievements. Each week a winner is selected from the nominees submitted by athletic directors. Only seniors can be nominated and the award can be won only once. Nominations must be received by Monday for consideration that week.
Dr. Harold Baillie, who has been serving as interim associate provost since that position was vacated, will serve as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs for the 2005-2006 school year, said university spokesperson Stan Zygmunt.
In the dual roles of provost and vice president of academic affairs, Barnett is responsible for providing the best curriculum for students as well as making certain the funding is there to support such a curriculum. She also oversees general education programs, which account for about half of the school's curriculum, but also needs to ensure preprofessional programs such as physical therapy, education and nursing meet state mandated requirements.
Barnett obtained her
undergraduate degree at
foundation signature programs include the Ciba High School Chemistry
Institute, High School Science Awards, National Science Teachers Association
(NSTA) Exemplary Elementary/Middle/High School Teacher and Principal Awards,
and the Ciba Environmental Engineering Scholarship at
Specialty Chemicals (www.cibasc.com) is a global company adding performance,
protection, color and strength to textiles, plastics, paper, auto
article written by John Bekisz, Jr., the Manhattan
College Quadrangle covered a story regarding the construction of a new
parking lot where both Paulian Hall and the
Broadway parking lot now reside. Mr. John Daly, Vice President of Finance,
stated that the initial stages of hearings, local governmental application,
and other early facets of construction have passed, and
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Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
4/10/05 Sunday W. Lacrosse Canisius* Buffalo, NY 10:00 AM
4/10/05 Sunday Baseball Marist* HOME 12:00 PM
4/10/05 Sunday W. Tennis Siena* Loudonville, NY 1:00 PM
4/10/05 Sunday M. Tennis SUNY Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 1:00 PM
4/11/05 Monday Golf Delaware Seacoast Series Bethany Beach DE 8:00 AM
4/12/05 Tuesday Softball at Fairleigh Dickinson Teaneck, NJ 6:00 PM
4/13/05 Wednesday M. Tennis Fairfield HOME TBA
4/13/05 Wednesday W. Tennis Rider* Lawrenceville, NJ 3:00 PM
4/13/05 Wednesday Baseball Army West Point, NY 3:30 PM
4/14/05 Thursday Softball at Albany Albany, NY 3:00 PM
4/15/05 Friday M. Tennis Siena Loudonville, NJ TBA
4/15/05 Friday Track & Field Metropolitan Championships # Queens, NY 10:00 AM
4/15/05 Friday W. Tennis Marist* Poughkeepsie, NY 3:00 PM
4/16/05 Saturday Crew Knecht Cup Regatta Camden, NJ TBA
4/16/05 Saturday Track & Field Metropolitan Championships # Queens, NY 10:00 AM
4/16/05 Saturday W. Lacrosse Le Moyne* HOME 10:00 AM
4/16/05 Saturday Baseball Iona* (DH) New Rochelle, NY 12:00 PM
4/16/05 Saturday Softball at Iona* New Rochelle, NY 1:00 PM
4/16/05 Saturday W. Tennis Wagner HOME 1:00 PM
4/16/05 Saturday M. Lacrosse Canisius* HOME 1:00 PM
4/17/05 Sunday Crew Knecht Cup Regatta Camden, NJ TBA
4/17/05 Sunday W. Lacrosse Siena* HOME 10:00 AM
4/17/05 Sunday Baseball Iona* New Rochelle, NY 12:00 PM
4/17/05 Sunday Softball at Fairfield* Fairfield, CT 1:00 PM
4/19/05 Tuesday Golf 3rd Annual Peacock Invitational Neshanic Station, NJ 10:00 AM
4/19/05 Tuesday Baseball Sacred Heart% Bridgeport, CT 3:30 PM
4/20/05 Wednesday M. Lacrosse Wagner* Staten Island, NY 3:30 PM
4/20/05 Wednesday W. Lacrosse Drexel HOME 4:00 PM
4/21/05 Thursday Softball Wagner HOME 3:00 PM
4/22/05 Friday M. Tennis MAAC Championships Flushing, NY TBA
4/22/05 Friday Golf MAAC Championships Lake Buena Vista, FL 7:00 AM
4/22/05 Friday Track & Field New York Relays % New York, NY 10:00 AM
4/23/05 Saturday M. Tennis MAAC Championships Flushing, NY TBA
4/23/05 Saturday Crew MAAC Championships Mercer County Park, NJ TBA
4/23/05 Saturday Crew Spring Metropolitan Championships New Rochelle, NY TBA
4/23/05 Saturday Golf MAAC Championships Lake Buena Vista, FL 7:00 AM
4/23/05 Saturday Track & Field New York Relays % New York, NY 10:00 AM
4/23/05 Saturday Baseball Rider* (DH) HOME 12:00 PM
4/23/05 Saturday Softball Rider* HOME 1:00 PM
4/23/05 Saturday M. Lacrosse St. Joseph's* Philadelphia, PA 2:00 PM
4/23/05 Saturday W. Lacrosse Fairfield* Fairfield, CT 3:30 PM
4/24/05 Sunday M. Tennis MAAC Championships Flushing, NY TBA
4/24/05 Sunday Golf MAAC Championships Lake Buena Vista, FL 7:00 AM
4/24/05 Sunday W. Lacrosse Marist* HOME 10:00 AM
4/24/05 Sunday Track & Field New York Relays % New York, NY 10:00 AM
4/24/05 Sunday Baseball Rider* HOME 12:00 PM
4/27/05 Wednesday Baseball Columbia New York, NY 1:30 PM
4/27/05 Wednesday Softball at Central Connecticut New Britain, CT 3:00 PM
4/27/05 Wednesday M. Lacrosse Providence* HOME 3:30 PM
4/28/05 Thursday Track & Field Penn Relays Philadelphia, PA 10:00 AM
4/29/05 Friday W. Lacrosse MAAC Championships Fairfield, CT TBA
4/29/05 Friday Track & Field Penn Relays Philadelphia, PA 10:00 AM
4/30/05 Saturday Crew New York State Rowing Championships Whitney Point, NY TBA
4/30/05 Saturday Softball at Canisius* Buffalo, NY 10:00 AM
4/30/05 Saturday Track & Field Penn Relays Philadelphia, PA 10:00 AM
4/30/05 Saturday Baseball Niagara* (DH) Niagara University, NY 12:00 PM
4/30/05 Saturday M. Lacrosse Mt. St. Mary's* HOME 1:00 PM
5/1/05 Sunday W. Lacrosse MAAC Championships Fairfield, CT TBA
5/1/05 Sunday Crew New York State Rowing Championships Whitney Point, NY TBA
5/1/05 Sunday Softball at Niagara* Niagara University, NY 12:00 PM
5/1/05 Sunday Baseball Niagara* Niagara University, NY 12:00 PM
5/4/05 Wednesday Baseball Fordham HOME 3:00 PM
5/5/05 Thursday Softball Fordham HOME 3:00 PM
5/6/05 Friday M. Lacrosse MAAC Championships$ Poughkeepsie, NY TBA
5/7/05 Saturday Crew Rowing Banquet New York, NY TBA
5/7/05 Saturday Track & Field MAAC Championships (at Rider) Lawrenceville, NJ 11:00 AM
5/7/05 Saturday Baseball Canisius* (DH) HOME 12:00 PM
5/7/05 Saturday Softball Marist* HOME 1:00 PM
5/8/05 Sunday M. Lacrosse MAAC Championships$ Poughkeepsie, NY TBA
5/8/05 Sunday Softball Siena* HOME 9:00 AM
5/8/05 Sunday Track & Field MAAC Championships (at Rider) Lawrenceville, NJ 11:00 AM
5/8/05 Sunday Baseball Canisius* HOME 12:00 PM
5/10/05 Tuesday Baseball St. Francis-NY HOME 3:30 PM
5/11/05 Wednesday Baseball Sacred Heart HOME 3:30 PM
5/12/05 Thursday Track & Field IC4A/ECAC Championships Princeton, NJ 10:00 AM
5/13/05 Friday Softball at MAAC Championships% Stratford, CT TBD
5/13/05 Friday Crew Dad Vail Regatta Philadelphia, PA TBA
5/13/05 Friday Track & Field IC4A/ECAC Championships Princeton, NJ 10:00 AM
5/14/05 Saturday Crew Dad Vail Regatta Philadelphia, PA TBA
5/14/05 Saturday Softball at MAAC Championships% Stratford, CT TBD
5/14/05 Saturday M. Lacrosse NCAA Championships TBA TBA
5/14/05 Saturday Track & Field IC4A/ECAC Championships Princeton, NJ 10:00 AM
5/14/05 Saturday Baseball Le Moyne* (DH) HOME 12:00 PM
5/15/05 Sunday Softball at MAAC Championships% Stratford, CT TBD
5/15/05 Sunday Track & Field IC4A/ECAC Championships Princeton, NJ 10:00 AM
5/15/05 Sunday Baseball Le Moyne* HOME 12:00 PM
5/17/05 Tuesday Baseball St. John's Jamaica, NY 7:00 PM
5/19/05 Thursday Baseball Fairfield* (DH) Fairfield, CT 12:00 PM
5/20/05 Friday Baseball Fairfield* Fairfield, CT 12:00 PM
5/26/05 Thursday Baseball MAAC Championships& Fishkill, NY TBA
5/27/05 Friday Baseball MAAC Championships& Fishkill, NY TBA
5/27/05 Friday Track & Field NCAA Regionals % New York, NY 10:00 AM
5/28/05 Saturday Baseball MAAC Championships& Fishkill, NY TBA
5/28/05 Saturday Track & Field NCAA Regionals % New York, NY 10:00 AM
5/29/05 Sunday Baseball MAAC Championships& Fishkill, NY TBA
Upper Saucon Township, PA (April 8, 2005)- Manhattan posted a round one tally of 336 in the opening round of the Fourth Annual Lafayette Invitational, played at the par-72, 6,916-yard Center Valley Golf Club.
New York, NY (April 7, 2005)- Jill Medea threw a four-hit, complete-game shutout to lead Manhattan to a 1-0 win over Columbia in the first game of a double header this afternoon at the Columbia Softball Complex. The Lady Jaspers fell, 4-0, in the nightcap.
[JR: At the risk of losing some of my aura of omnipotence or at least omni-pia-presence, you can see Jasper Sports stories at: http://www.topix.net/ncaa/manhattan/ so for brevity’s sake I will not repeat them here. I will just report the ones that come to my attention and NOT widely reported. No sense wasting electrons!]
Brandon Wai, who is currently ranked No. 92 in the nation, and
Ryan Murphy, led the Bulldogs to success by combining to win at the No. 1
doubles position 9-8. Wai and Murphy then bolstered
the Bulldog's score by winning each of their singles matches. Wai turned in a stellar performance to win the No. 1
singles spot, dominating over
singles Rowan Reynolds also had an excellent day, defeating
Britain, CT - The Central Connecticut women's lacrosse team snapped a five
game losing skid with a 17-6 victory over visiting Iona in a non-conference
match-up on Tuesday night. The Blue Devils were led by freshman Abbey Capobianco who finished with a season-high six goals
including a three-goal stretch spanning 1:08 of the first half. The Blue
Devils are now 2-7 on the season while
Central came out hot in the second half outscoring the visiting Gales 9-2 in the second period. Central finished the game with four players scoring multiple goals led by Capobianco's six. Fellow freshman Meghan MacPherson and sophomore Abigail Hayes each scored three goals while Danielle Adams added a pair of scores. Kathryn Hughes and Kristyna Patsey each added a goal while senior captain Kate Backman scored her first collegiate goal with 6:40 to play in the second half.
The Blue Devils took nine more shots than the Gales posting a 30-21 advantage in the shot department. Central keeper Amanda Zabel, who allowed only two second half goals recorded a total of 11 saves, with six in the second half. Roxanne Monte recorded 12 saves in net for the Gales. The Blue Devils finished one goal shy of tying the team record for goals in a game, originally set in 2000 and matched two season's later.
[JR: Your guesses are better than my ????; now do I go back and update the "old" stuff? That's more clerking than I am good at. Maybe I can get an intern. ;-) Besides if someone object and they email, fax, or usmail, poof we've got more "participation" which is great from my pov. Thanks, for all your help. I feel less like the Dutch boy on Saturday mornings. I'm always afraid of having nothing interesting.]
Very surprised to see my speech in Jasper Jottings, thanks to great friend Pete McDermott's (Cl of '67) interest and diligence. I don't think any of us ever show quite enough gratitude for what Manhattan's meant to us throughout our lives but your Jasper Jottings "labor of love" seems to be allowing for more and more of that gratitude to get expressed. I think and hope it's contagious! Thanks for your labor. Keep up the great work.
[JR: Jottings has "spies", err I mean reporters, everywhere. I am always pleased to serve great men like you with whatever modest contribution I can make. I hope that our efforts inspire those coming behind us to do more, better, and in ways we couldn't conceive of. I try to invite every student, even pre-students, to join us here. I think to some extent we are what we read. Unlike TV that bombards us with "messages" that we resist, when someone sits down at their computer screen and voluntarily reads Jottings, then we have a short instant pathway to their soul as they open their gate. If we can inspire them with speeches like yours, enrage them with Curmudgeon's rants, pique their curiosity about what other Jaspers are doing, or even induce them to communicate with their fellow Jaspers, then JJs is a wild success. If not, then it's a gigantic waste of everyone's time. Jury's still out. ]
You registered your address on the MC Alumni site but it may have had a typo. When I sent you an email, to invite you to receive Jasper Jottings, that invitation email bounced. When it "bounced" back to me, it showed the attempted delivery address. Then, I took a guess at your correct email address.
unidentified Jaspers — April, Louis, Lauren, Fran, Ash — mblogged
(Picture take and put in a mobile camera picture venue with some identifying
information and "
transferred here from
[JR: Normally I'd dig into this, make some comments, correct some errors, and just learn what the Dad's story was. Sounds like a heck of a guy. And, as any regular reader knows, to me, a Jasper is anyone who has and wants a connection to MC. Some of the best people I knew didn't graduate for a variety of reasons – personal, financial, emotional – whatever. That does mean to me that they are any more or less than someone like me who coasted thru. Perhaps one of the "reporters" on the roster, who wishes to participate, can do that for me.]
But riding the subway on the way home, their was this man. He was trying to get money, and he announced that he had cancer, and showed us all these lesions and scars on his body that were in someway caused by the cancer. Then he showed us his right eye. He collected some money from some people, and then when he started to pass me, I asked him if I promised I would give him money, could we talk awhile...
yes. His name was Jose, and he was origionally from
2) Even if he could afford the operation, he would have to stay in the hospital for a certain amount of time to recuperate, and I'm not including the rehabilitation that would almost certainly be necessary. Anyways, if he stayed in the hospital, the government would stop financing his place to live...So if he gets the operation, and recuperates and is atleast some degree of "healthy", he will be homeless, which is deadly in itself.
This is a disgrace. This is a blatant injustice, and it makes me ill. How is it the most powerful nation in the world can allow this to happen? When will we realize that some people simply cannot help themselves, and as human beings, deserve to be helped?
A- Universal healthcare. As in the people in this nation (they are a sizeable minority) who can't afford healthcare, are taken care of. This would be beneficial to the nation as a whole in two definate ways- Life expectancy would rise to the credit of our health system, ensuring our system as a continuing prescence among the best and finest. Secondly, quality of living would rise, making our nation even greater.
B- Put more
money into homeless shelters, and perhaps even finance a viable living wage.
We could do all this by closing corporate tax loopholes which are being
exploited at the expense of the middle and working classes. In
People could really be helped. Our country and eventually the world, could be really great. If only we would lead by example. Jose was a genuinely good man, and in that 9 or so minutes we talked, he taught me more about the realities of life than you can learn in 9 years of class study.
IN other news, even though I doubt anyone save Maria (and even that's a stretch) has read this far, I've reached a conclusion concerning the opposite gender. A girl here by the name of Megan reminded me of someone at home. That someone is amazingly awesome and amazingly out of reach, but to me, the perfect girl. Until I find someone that can make her the second best girl in the world, I don't see much point in continuing to date. That girl from here, Meg, is a lot like her. It was super crazy.
Normally, I would have just passed along. But your entry struck me and seemed to call out for some one to defend the "system". That and the remedies you propose are fatally flawed and counter productive.
someone asks me for money, panhandles for food, as a Christian, I am
obligated to follow his teachings, so I offer to feed them. In all the years,
I have only had one person take me up on that. We went to a nearby
When one writes of compassion, I always cite http://www.acton.org/ppolicy/compassion/ as the roadmap to an effective program. And specifically, http://www.acton.org/publicat/books/transformwelfare/olasky.html which itemizes lessons our forefathers knew and followed.
While I may or may not take everything written as Gospel, for the purposes of discussion let's assume it is, I would urge you, in your journey to wisdom, that we are all on, to consider the following points:
(1) Government is force. When you spend funds from the public treasury, you are essentially taking those dollars by force from your fellow citizens and saying to them I know better than you how to spend your money. When a penny is taken from the marginal taxpayer to help your acquaintance, you may be creating another homeless person. True effective charity must be voluntary. Government "assistance" is loaded with unintended consequences.
(2) We all eventually die of something. When you demand medial care for your acquaintance paid by the public treasury, you by definition, deny care to someone else. Money is one of the factors in triage or prioritization. It is in itself and interesting concept. Rich people earn money by doing something for others that is deemed valuable. When they spend that they are in fact redeeming their past services for some current benefit. So in a strange sort of calculus, your acquaintance has not made enough contributions in the past to merit consideration of his future needs. Interesting concept? The fact that our society does things for him thru both public and personal charity just demonstrates that while the system maybe flawed it does have some interesting redundancies to prevent tragedies.
Universal heathcare is a fraud. Look at the past
Communist countries with their version, the political connected got the best,
everyone else got poor, and your acquaintance would have gotten none. Look at
(4) Put more money in homeless shelters and living wage. Drivel. Take a gun, I'll loan you mine, and go each person in your dorm, apartment house, hometown street, and demand they support your idea. It's the same concept. I would urge you to consider that freedom and liberty are better solutions. Homelessness IMHO is rooted in the failed drug war. Like Prohibition in the 20's, the politicians are convinces that a human being -- the most adaptable and arguably the most intelligent life form on the planet -- can be prevented from eating, drinking, or injecting anything they darn well please into their own body. Hence we have druggies who have to steal to do it and we have gang wars over the best sales locations and everything goes to hell. When was the last time you saw the Bud guy and the Miller guy shooting it out over a bar tap. Sigh, we have to realize that political decisions that don't reflect reality are doomed from the start. I have citation here somewhere about when the LA state legislature voted to repeal the Law of Gravity. The felt that only the politician can make 'laws". Hence LA state skool kids should be taught the "theory" of gravity. Way cool, lets jump out the window and discuss the "theory" on the way down. I'll take the first floor one please. Although at my age I don't jump too well.
ignorance were bliss, I suspect Joseph G. Siclari
and his disciples would be king! King Joseph of
Sounds silly! Yet, in my humble opinion, that is exactly what Siclari's venomous letters are spewing. Whatever creditable issues he may have raised about a handful of Progress House clients, a New York State Department of Mental Health outpatient funded-facility, were lost in his diatribes against William F. Reilly, PhD and Donald Lee Warner. Dr. Reilly and my fellow parishioners from St. Bernard's Church should be complimented, rather than castigated, for taking the initiative to open a long delayed dialogue with the staff and clients of Progress House. It also took a great deal of courage, I'm sure, for Donald Lee Warner to publicly write of his own bout with alcoholism and mental health. The fact that he has been able to turn his life around, earn a college degree and obtain full-time employment is a credit to his own perseverance and that of the Progress House staff. It is a classic example of our tax monies being well spent.
the privilege of knowing Bill Reilly since the 1950s, when he returned to his
Tom Curry, heads up the New York Rowing Association (NYRA) and
the Peter Jay Sharp Rowing Club. He is planning a Summer 2005 Development
Camp to be coached by World Champion Christian Dahlke
It starts on June 11th and runs through August 8th. Christian Dahlke, former German national Team member and 2003 World Champion in the Men’s Lightweight Eight, will be the camp’s Head Coach. Before I took charge of the New York Rowing Association, I had brought him in to coach a development camp at Nereid Boat Club which I also ran in 2002. We brought in Christian as a technical coach for both sweep and sculling, and he did a great job. He was our technician for that season, and really taught the kids great technique, getting them up to speed and teaching them to pick the boat along, whether in sweep or sculling boats; the kids learned how to move a boat.
He is both a sweep rower and sculler and he goes out in the boat a lot to row with the kids. He really gets a feel for what the kids are doing and picks up on the finer points while rowing with the crews. He is a professional and has a very controlled approach to coaching. He believes in miles at a steady state speed with low ratings to build technique and endurance. In this way rowers learn to work together and pick up essential technique which is carried through as the rating goes up. Speed work is done in controlled, measured doses, in order to achieve the maximum benefit. The kids really excelled during the last camp.His technical expertise and all-round approach were key. Instead of focusing just on power, they benefitted from superior technical skills he taught them. His rowers develop not only power but effective application of technique. It definitely gives them a long-term advantage.
programs for both private and public high school kids. The private school
rowing programs are self funding. The public high schools are a different
story. The public school kids fall under Title 1. The kids do get free
breakfast and lunch at school but after-school programs are not funded. This
change came in the last few months due to
will be coaching this group as well as the college kids who are coming in for
the program. We plan on integrating the kids and building on the teamwork
concept. They will race this summer as the Peter Jay Sharp Rowing Club. We
are also making plans for assistant coaches who will work under him.
Christian will divide the rowers into senior and junior boats. The faster
boats will go to Independence Day Regatta in Philadephia,
to Nationals in
working on a fundraiser to be held at the New York Athletic Club in
Exactly, the boathouse has been donated, but we have to manage it, man it, provide and service equipment and coach the kids. We want them to have the same opportunities as other high school teams who will be out there during the upcoming seasons racing boats against us.
Yes: the camp costs money and the kids don’t have the wherewithall to do this. We have been lucky enough to have Nike Apparel as one of our sponsors. They were great and donated us clothes for the kids to train in. The kids sometimes show up to practice in t-shirts and it’s 36 degrees outside. It was really cold on the river this winter but thanks to Nike we can make sure they stay warm enough to train.
Yes that is
why we are focused on fund raising. We have experienced coaches that are
motivated to work with the kids and we have kids with great spirit who want
to be involved and to train to their utmost potential. They’d like to go on
and row later in college too. The April 28th fundraiser is an important step
for us to provide further means to develop our program up for the
love it and are having a blast. They are ready to hit the water, as they
spent the winter on the ergs. The parents are really excited too, because they
see it is a great opportunity for the kids. They see
They realize what a chance they have to learn from someone with excellent
sweep and sculling techniqes who has raced and won
at the World Championships.
We are lucky to have Christian. He is a great professional, who has a real talent at coaching. We have kids who were in the previous program who will be coming back to the program this summer specifically to have a chance to be coached by Christian.
19-year-old college students from
They are examples of how gambling - and specifically, in many cases, the poker craze that has swept the nation - can affect young lives, Assemblywoman Joan Voss, D-Fort Lee, school officials, and others said Wednesday.
Voss wants to see the cable channels that have profited from and helped feed poker fever ante up. On Wednesday, she announced that she is proposing a bill that would require cable networks that show poker shows to pay a fee. The money would go toward educating youths about the perils of gambling.
is a wake-up call to the stations, and I'm hoping they will heed it,"
said Voss, standing in front of
Lee Superintendent Alan Sugarman talked about the
irony that in
Ed Looney, executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, who provided the examples of young people who became trapped by gambling, said that one-fourth of card players who answered an online survey in 2003 were under 18. Last year, nearly half the card players were underage.
Brazer said that for most of his career, he never had a client come in saying they had a problem with Texas Hold 'Em. But in the last nine months, Brazer said, virtually every person he has seen came in because of the game.
"We're advertising poker or Texas Hold 'Em as a socially acceptable entity" compared with drugs or alcohol, Brazer said. In reality, Looney said, about 15 percent of gamblers develop some problems, and 5 percent become addicted. Among youths, the number of problem gamblers is even higher, Looney said.
Kelly Peterson, a senior at Manhattan College, said that in her study of 461 high school students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio, 55 percent reported playing poker, the majority for money. Of those who play poker, 82 percent also watch the game on TV and nearly half said they had never been taught about the dangers of gambling.
Money hides a form of taxation. The government usually controls the money supply. They declare by fiat what the unit is. See Smithsonian for their exhibit of French gold francs of the reigns of the various French Kings. The original franc was a thick and hefty coin that looked like more than an ounce. The last franc was the size of a shirt button and as thin as a sheet of paper. Both were francs, but they weren't equal. The debasement of the currency was the hidden tax.
It is the same in the here and now
of the US of A. My grandfather had some $20 gold coins that were seized by