Sunday 04 December 2005

Dear Jaspers,

733 are active on the Distribute site. The site had 502 views on 11/29 and 6,730 for the month. 


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I’ve given up all my accounts; use if all else fails.


In Late December, I am going to rehost to a different (cheaper) service provider. It SHOULD, emphasize should, be transparent to everyone. That being said, I point out that the email distribution via the Yahoo Group Distribute will continue to send out email. If you have subscribed to that group, regardless of your email setting, you can also use your browser to read the various weekly issues. I would appreciate that when I pinpoint the date for the change, if you have any problems, then please send me an email. Fasten your seat belts, change happens.


I’ll be out in Denver the week of 12/12-16/05 for business. (Yes, I have a real job. This is a hobby.) Any Jaspers want to have an early breakfast or an adult beverage?


If anyone would like to use Google Mail, I have a slew of invites available. It is an amazing free offering.




December 10th - Gulf Coast Club Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 16th - Young Alumni Club - NYC Bar Night 


January 18, 2006 - Treasure Coast Club Luncheon


March 15, 2006 - Treasure Coast Club Luncheon




My list of Jaspers who are in harm's way:
- Afghanistan
- - Feldman, Aaron (1997)
- Iraq
- - Lara, Angel (2002)
- - - 1st Recon BN, H&S Co, S-6
- - - Unit 40535
- - - FPO, AP 96426-0535
- - Sekhri, Sachin (2000)
- Unknown location
- - Lynch, Chris (1991)
- Uzbekistan
- - Brock (nee Klein-Smith), Lt Col Ruth (1979)

… … my thoughts are with you and all that I don't know about.




"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."

George Best, a once a talented soccer player,
who died this week of alcoholism,
which destroyed his career, wrecked his marriages and brought financial ruin.



Sunday, November 20, 2005
Against the tide
In the midst of war hysteria, the Register's R.C. Hoiles, almost alone among newspaper publishers, challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans in 1942

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One of the reasons I so despise political correctness is that the politically correct are notoriously haughty about their own morality when they denounce things that happened many moons ago and push ahead reparations for this or that injustice.

One wonders, as the PCers bask in the glow of modern approval, what they might actually have done while the said evil was flourishing. Really, it doesn't take much moral courage to denounce, for instance, 19th century slavery from the vantage point of the United States circa 2005.

If you're looking for courage, then you've got to look for those individuals who denounced injustice whileit was happening.

That's why the story of this newspaper's early publisher, R.C. Hoiles, and his near-singular voice in denouncing the internment of Japanese-Americans (and residents of Japanese descent living legally in the United States) during World War II has become the stuff of legend in this company and in the newspaper industry.

I write about it this week, because this is the week our company celebrates Founder's Day, which commemorates the birth of the late Mr. Hoiles on Nov. 24, 1878. He acquired the Santa Ana Register in 1935 and founded Freedom Communications, which now owns 70 daily and weekly news publications and eight television stations.

Author Michelle Malkin wrote a recent book justifying the internment of Japanese-Americans in the name of national security. But most people now believe it was wrong - a violation of the civil liberties guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and a moral affront.

About 110,000 people of Japanese descent living in California, Washington, Oregon and southern Arizona were forcibly moved starting in 1942 into 10 camps located from Arkansas to the California desert.

"At that time, with the invasion of the West Coast looming as an imminent possibility, the Western Defense Command of the United States Army decided that the military situation required the removal of all persons of Japanese ancestry from a broad coastal strip," the War Relocation Authority explained in a 1943 document.

What were newspapers saying?

An editorial in the March 6, 1942, San Francisco News argued: "Japanese leaders in California who are counseling their people, both aliens and native-born, to cooperate with the Army in carrying out the evacuation plans are, in effect, offering the best possible way for all Japanese to demonstrate their loyalty to the United States."

By contrast, here was Hoiles on Feb. 5, 1942, before the internment order was announced: "The recommendation of the grand jury to have all alien enemies removed from Orange County calls for a difficult undertaking. Every bit of wealth that these workers are prevented from creating, which we so badly need during the war, will have to be created by the labor of some other worker.

"Of course, there is no such thing as absolute security. We must run some risks in every move. Risks are life itself.

"It would seem that we should not become too skeptical of the loyalty of those people who were born in a foreign country and have lived in the country as good citizens for many years. It is very hard to believe that they are dangerous."

Throughout the year, the Register printed columns that worried, in general, about the state of civil liberties in the nation. By October, Hoiles stepped up the criticism of the internment specifically, calling for a rollback of the order and a rethinking of the evacuation process.

In an Oct. 14, 1942, editorial, the Register argued, "Few, if any, people ever believed that evacuation of the Japanese was constitutional. It was a result of emotion and fright rather than being in harmony with the Constitution and the inherent rights that belong to all citizens."

The paper quoted Harry Emerson Fosdick: "Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have." The Register then argued: "We cannot help but believe that we would shorten the war and lose fewer lives and less property if we would rescind the order and let the Japanese return and go to work, until such time as we have reason to suspect any individuals of being guilty of being disloyal to America."

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Decades later, here's what the Japanese-American Citizens League said regarding Hoiles' induction into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame: "Mr. Hoiles was the only one with the courage of his convictions in taking a strong editorial stand against evacuation and relocation ... . In his editorials in the Register and other Freedom newspapers, Mr. Hoiles challenged the government's right to forcibly relocate American citizens."

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When I hear the Patriot Act extension, with the loss of our freedoms, and our government violating our rights like the TSA at the airports or subway searches, I ask where are the leaders in the press like this fellow. As the writer says, it is easy to criticize the past. But, to criticize, in the moment takes real courage. As the past generations die off, we lose that segment of America who can remember freedom and liberty. While I am sure my fellow alums are probably better than I am at living out their beliefs, I find it hard to call our leaders to account. There is no venue. No support. Just hysteria. We’re are oppressing ourselves, encumbering the future with debt, dumbing ourselves down with government schools, and allowing the government welfare to substitute for our personal charity. It just seems that there is a tidal wave dragging us down like the Titanic. Where it ends who knows. We have to take our Jasper heritage and use it to turn the time, refloat the boat, and be the modern equivalent of the Founding Fathers.

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





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News Release November 28, 2005 Contact: Melanie Austria Farmer

Digital Imaging Works Of Art By Noted Local Artist Will Servin On Display Dec. 1 At The College

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – In memory of Will Servin, late co-president of the Riverdale Art Association and well-known Soho artist, Manhattan College will host a retrospective exhibition of his work in digital imaging from December 1 through December 30. The exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the College’s O’Malley Library. Known for his uses of color and texture in geometric and kaleidoscopic designs of New York sights, Servin’s art also explores ethereal treatments of the human body, creating a range of work that earned him recognition in many venues.

An opening reception for this exhibit will be held on December 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the library. Although the exhibit will end its run on December 30, it will reopen February 1 and be on display until March 1.

Pieces of artwork in this exhibit include a pictorial view of Servin’s personal transition from life in the airline industry to life on the ground in his raw-material photographs, which he shot with his twin brother, Manuel Servin, also an artist. The photographs were shot as Will piloted a Cessna aircraft over some of New York City’s magnificent structures and landmarks. Using imaging techniques on the computer, Will created his unique composition from these and other photographs, winning him notice as Artist of the Month in Digital Imaging magazine, as creator of the t-shirt logo for the

First International Backgammon Server (having won first place in the international competition) and as Artist of the Month in the Art on the Street Project in Soho, among others.

Pat Christiano, a well-known art critic in Soho, calls Servin’s collection of work “pleasing, eye-popping and instructive.” He says, “One image of the Statue of Liberty soars with the eagle-eyed view, and his series of the same is not only eye-catching in its kaleidoscope of color, but aesthetically pleasing. His montages capture the homespun texture of the crazy quilt of a city.”

Visitors may view this exhibit Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call Amy Surak, Manhattan College archivist, at (718) 862-7139. The College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line, and accessible by MTA subway line 1. For driving directions to the campus, visit

If you are a member of the press and wish to attend the opening reception or cover the exhibit, please call Melanie Farmer at (718) 862-7232. This exhibit is sponsored by the Riverdale Art Association and Manhattan College.

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of study in the areas of arts, business, education, engineering and science, along with graduate programs in education and engineering.

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Manhattan College Welcomes Award-Winning Educator And Author Sondra Perl

EVENT:  SONDRA PERL, PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT LEHMAN COLLEGE will deliver the lecture Breaking the Cycle of Hate: New Dialogues in the Post-Holocaust Era. The discussion will be based on her new book, On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I was Taught to Hate.

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 6, 2005 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Manhattan College Miguel Hall, Room 311 (Rodriguez Room)

WHY:  Perl is an award-winning teacher and accomplished author whose encounter with the Nazi legacy in Austria sheds new light on the contemporary meaning of the Holocaust and points the way toward new approaches for the future.

 WHO:  This program is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the College’s Holocaust Resource Center and the Dean of Arts.

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[JR:  As a civilization, we should think about the Holocaust every day. And, pray it never happens again. ]


December 1, 2005

Mechanical Engineering Students At Manhattan College Design Tools To Assist People With Disabilities

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Students in Manhattan College’s senior mechanical engineering design course are making a difference in the lives of residents at the Brandywine Nursing Home in Briarcliff, N.Y. Combining textbook knowledge with real life challenges, the students have designed and produced several tools to assist the residents, most of whom are physically challenged. Students will present their projects on Tuesday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brandywine Nursing Home, and at the conclusion of the presentations, they will donate all projects to Brandywine.

Over the years, several engineering students have worked on projects to benefit individual residents and the nursing home overall. Student projects in the past have included a device to steady the legs of adults with cerebral palsy, specialized toys for children with disabilities and a series of gardening tools to assist individuals with multiple sclerosis.

This fall semester, 23 students worked on separate group projects that will help improve the everyday lives of Brandywine residents. Student projects include custom-made computer workstations with adjustable legs for those in wheelchairs or who are bed-ridden; a remote control equipped with extra large buttons so that anyone with limited dexterity can operate it; a watering device for the greenhouse on the property that enables residents to water their plants with one touch of a button; and several gardening tools that are lightweight but efficient.

The partnership between the College and Brandywine began in 1990. The design course was originally funded by the National Science Foundation under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Haines, professor of mechanical engineering at the College. Dr. Zella Kahn-Jetter, also a professor of mechanical engineering, has taught the course for the past six years and oversees the student group projects and designs.

Manhattan College, founded in 1853, is an independent, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of study in the areas of arts, business, education, engineering and science, along with graduate programs in education and engineering. Ranked in the top tier in its region of best engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the College’s school of engineering has a long history devoted to creating leaders in all facets of the field. For information about the Manhattan College School of Engineering, visit 

Students Enrolled In Mechanical Engineering Design Course
Joseph Aversano
Christopher Bell
Basem Boctor
Nino Bosco
Enzo Carlesimo
Giovanni Cerini
Thomas Clifford
Tony Collado
David Fox
Aaron Frank
Joshua Garzione
Stephen Grosso
 Sean Hutchinson
Stephen Leporisz
Glenn Mainardi
Nicholas Markantes
David Paglia
Christopher Pietrangelo
Daniel Polise
Philip Saglimbene II
Nicholas Salomone
Kristen Smith
Sigan-Sulpum Wilson

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From: Mike McEneney
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 11:10 PM
To: John Reinke
Subject: Fw: Mike Vacek

Dear John,

          Mike was a member on the Class of 1972.

            May He Rest In Peace.
                    Mike McEneney

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Jim Grossman
Executive VP
Rubenstein Associates, Inc.


Lobbyist recalled as hard worker

Michael A. Vacek, who built a solid reputation at the Capitol, dies of injuries suffered in crash

By JORDAN CARLEO-EVANGELIST, Staff writer First published: Monday, November 28, 2005

ALBANY -- Michael A. Vacek, a well-known lawyer and lobbyist whose work ethic, friends said, was broadcast by his near-constant presence in Capitol corridors, died early Sunday from injuries suffered in a car accident Friday evening.

He was 53.

Vacek of Guilderland, who was perhaps best known for his work defending the interests of New York beer distributors, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital around 5 p.m. Friday after his car slid off ice-slickened Relyea Road in Guilderland and struck a tree.

The father of three grown sons died Sunday morning, said Steve Harris, Vacek's partner at the lobbying firm Vacek, Harris & McCormack.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing, which is not unusual, authorities said Sunday. Police said the accident appears to have been weather-related.

Part of what made Vacek such an effective advocate, friends said, was that he knew his way around the halls of power, ever since he first interned at the Assembly in 1978 while studying at Albany Law School. He went to work for the Republican side there full time the next year.

"If you went over during session," said fellow lobbyist James Lasky, "he was there."

Vacek, a Johnstown native, spent his career around state government, building a two-decade reputation as a tough, honest dealer who possessed an uncanny ability to read people and decide how to approach them, friends said.

From the beginning, Vacek was "enthralled with the process and knew that he could affect public policy," Harris said.

"Mike's a legend," Harris said when asked what people should know about him. "They already know about Mike. The news is that he passed, not who he was or what he did."

Harris said Vacek considered the 1996 passage of a law to protect the franchises of beer wholesalers as one of his greatest achievements. He was president of the New York State Beer Wholesalers Association.

One industry newsletter credited the law's passage to it being "expertly shepherded through the legislature in a manner that ensured success and evaded inspection at every turn."

But Ed Keis, chief financial officer for Mechanicville's DeCrescente Distributing Co., said Vacek's zeal for advocacy crept into his home life as well, notably his son Mike Jr.'s soccer games at Guilderland High School.

"I never had a problem finding Mike," Keis wrote in an e-mail. "I could hear him cheering on the team and 'helping the coach' from the parking lot."

Keis, who has known Vacek personally and professionally for years, recalled in the e-mail interviewing Vacek 15 years ago for the president's job at the wholesalers association.

"It took about 15 minutes into the interview before I concluded that I wanted Mike on our team," Keis wrote, adding later in a telephone interview that Vacek came across as "just a very perceptive, firm but sensitive guy."

Vacek also was a legislative representative for the New York Association of Realtors and with several lobbying firms, including Schulklapper and Vacek with his friend and mentor Lester Schulklapper. That firm later became Vacek, Harris & McCormack and is scheduled to merge with another firm Jan. 1 to form The State Street Group.

Vacek is survived by his sons, Michael Jr., of Nashville, Tenn.; and Thomas and Timothy, both of Albany; and his former wife, Maureen Walsh Vacek.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Historic Church of St. Mary on Capitol Hill. Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at the McVeigh Funeral Home on North Allen Street in Albany.

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From:   Vacek, Harris & McCormack, LLC
        90 South Swan Street
        Albany, NY 12210
        Contact: Steve Harris, 518-857-0759

 Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
        Public Relations -- (212) 843-8085
        Contact: Jim Grossman


ALBANY (NOV. 27, 2005) -- Michael E. Vacek,  died early  Sunday in Albany Medical Center following injuries sustained in a car accident Friday evening on his way home to Voorheesville. Mr. Vacek was 53 years old.

       As head of the law firm Vacek, Harris & McCormack, PC,  Mr. Vacek was a well-known attorney and lobbyist in the State Capitol. He served as president of the New York State Beer Wholesalers Association and represented  a number of  other statewide associations and large corporations.

       A native of Johnstown, N.Y., Mr. Vacek spent his entire career in and around state government.  A  Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Manhattan College, he received his  law degree from Albany Law School in 1978.  His career in government began while still in law school as an intern for the New York Assembly, where he served on staff full-time in 1979.

       After spending a year as in-house legislative representative for the New York Association of Realtors, Mr. Vacek, became an associate of the lobbyist Lester Shulklapper in 1981, leaving in 1989 to go on his own. His  principal client was the New York State Beer Wholesalers Association, of which he became president in that year.

 In 1992, he joined the Albany law firm of  Hinman, Straub, Pigors and Manning.  He reunited in 1994 with Mr. Shulkapper to form Shulklapper and Vacek, and in 2004 the firm changed its name to Vacek, Harris and McCormack, PC.  Just two weeks ago, the firm announced a merger, effective January 1st, with Griffin, Plummer & Associates, LLC, under the new name of The State Street Group.

       As the managing partner of one of the most successful Albany lobbying firms, Mr. Vacek was involved in the passage of major pieces of legislation on behalf of clients.

       Mr. Vacek is survived by three college-age sons, Michael Jr., Tom, and Tim, the children of himself and his former wife, Maureen Walsh Vacek.

       Funeral arrangements are pending.

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The New York Times
November 29, 2005 Tuesday
Late Edition – Final
SECTION: Section A; Column 4; Metropolitan Desk; Pg. 25
HEADLINE: Michael E. Vacek, 53, a Lawyer and Lobbyist

Michael E. Vacek, a lawyer widely considered one of the most influential lobbyists in Albany, died there on Saturday. He was 53.

Mr. Vacek died in a hospital of injuries from an automobile accident on Friday evening. His death was confirmed by his firm, Vacek, Harris & McCormack.

A familiar figure in the State Capitol for a quarter-century, Mr. Vacek (pronounced VASS-ick) represented a number of well-known corporations and trade organizations. He was known for his work for the New York State Beer Wholesalers Association; he had been the association's president since 1989.

Among Mr. Vacek's other clients were the Real Estate Board of New York, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco, the New York Bankers Association, Allstate Insurance, Yonkers Raceway and Feld Entertainment, the holding company of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Michael Edward Vacek was born in Johnstown, N.Y., on Aug. 31, 1952. He got a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1974 and a J.D. from Albany Law School in 1978. While in law school, he worked as an intern for the New York State Assembly; after graduating, he became a staff lawyer there. Mr. Vacek later joined the staff of the New York State Association of Realtors.

In 1981, Mr. Vacek went to work for Lester Shulklapper, one of Albany's best-known lobbyists, before going out on his own in 1989. He joined the law firm of Hinman, Straub, Pigors & Manning in 1992.

In 1994, he and Mr. Shulklapper formed the lobbying firm Shulklapper & Vacek, which became Vacek, Harris & McCormack last year.

Mr. Vacek's marriage to Maureen Walsh ended in divorce. He is survived by their children, Michael Jr., of Nashville; and Thomas and Timothy, both of Albany; and four siblings, Henry, of Johnstown; William, of Glastonbury, Conn.; Suzanne Calce of Williamsport, Pa.; and Charles, of Alexandria, Va.

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[Mike McEneney says:  1974 (Good enough for me!) Thanks, Mike. ]

[JR:  Mike was on this early enough to alert in near real time. I put it in the MCAlum in case any one wished to attend. For those interested in things in real time, please join the Yahoo Manhattan College Alumni group. Distributions are minimal but in as close real time as is feasible now. Sadly, he sounded like a guy do his best as he saw it. Would have like to know him better.]




[JR: Alerting old friends seeking to reconnect or "youngsters" seeking a networking contact with someone who might have a unique viewpoint that they are interested in.]

Illiano, Anthony (2006)


Koalyshyn, Roxanna M. (2006)


Lee, Timothy M. (1998)


Lipari, Gregory (2006)


Mendonez, Steven (2007)


Smelyansky,  Max (2006)




[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” either here at Jasper Jottings or in the mcALUMdb.]

Murphy, Ronald (1956) marked as missing in mcALUMdb

Last Activity: 10/8/2005 3:42:00 PM

Business Name:  U.S. Army
Position:  Division Chief
Address:  Darcom 5001 Eisenhower Avenue
State:  VA
City/Town:  Alexandria
Zip/Postal Code:  22333-0001

Marital Status:  Married
Spouse's Name:  Elizabeth M. Murphy
Date of Birth:  3/27/1934


Murray, Patricia (1987)




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What's in a name: Rockland's Clarke trail
(Original Publication: November 27, 2005)

ORANGETOWN — More than 15 years ago, Joseph B. Clarke saw potential in the abandoned railway of the old Northern branch of the Erie Railroad.

"It just made all the sense in the world," said Clarke, superintendent of the Orangetown Parks and Recreation Department from 1969 to 1997. "The old railroads are perfectly suited and best utilized as trails for passive activities."

In the early 1990s, Clarke began working on converting the five-mile path from Tappan to Blauvelt into a pedestrian trail.

"There's a lot of historic value to the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad system and many places nationally were converting their abandoned lines into trails," said the 68-year-old Pearl River resident. "I thought that creating a trail was a great way to preserve the history, and it's great for the community."

In 1997, after the town purchased the route from Conrail, the gravel-topped trail was named in honor of Clarke for his leading role in establishing the path.

Since the dedication of the trail, there has been controversy regarding a plan to pave the trail through a $3 million project administered by and funded through the state Department of Transportation.

"Ultimately a paved path allows people to bike, Rollerblade, jog and walk safely," Clarke said.

Neighbors have said paving the path was unnecessary and would "urbanize" the area.

Despite concerns about the paving, Clarke said the path is a positive contribution to the town.

"It unites our community, and it really was created to accommodate and serve our community members."

The path links Tappan, Sparkill, Orangetown and Blauvelt. A spur connects the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail with Piermont, Grand View, Nyack and South Nyack.

Clarke supports the continued plans for improvement of the pathway, which includes the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Route 303.

Clarke, a Manhattan College and Columbia University graduate, said he was honored to have the path named after him.

"Now there's a way for people to get across town without the use of a car. Hopefully, the trail will be something that everyone can benefit from for years to come."

Clarke, now retired, said he walks various trails in Westchester and Rockland, including the one named for him.

"Ultimately, continuing to preserve land for passive activities is something every community should support," Clarke said.

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[Mike McEneney says:  I believe that Joe was the Class of 1962. (Good enough for me!) Thanks, Mike. ]


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Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week
December 4, 2005

Ripp named president, COO of pharmaceutical, life sciences software company

Dendrite International, Inc. (DRTE) a provider of sales, marketing, clinical and compliance software for the global pharmaceutical industry, announced the appointment of Joseph Ripp as president and chief operating officer, effective November 1, 2005.

Ripp was previously senior vice president of Time Warner's Media & Communications Group. His responsibilities at Time Warner, Inc. included America Online, Inc. where, as vice chairman from 2002 to 2004, he oversaw AOL technology, network operations, marketing, member services, human relations and legal. He was previously AOL's chief financial officer.

Simultaneously, Dendrite announced the retirement of its current president and chief operating officer, Paul Zaffaroni.

Ripp is on the board of directors of Greenfield Online, Inc. He is on the board of trustees at Manhattan College, the board of directors of the Advertising Educational Foundation and the Finance Committee of A Better Chance. He also is on the board of directors and the executive committee of the Ad Council and is chairman of its finance committee.

Ripp graduated from Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and earned his master's of business administration from the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York in 1978. He is a native of Babylon, New York.

Founded in 1986, Dendrite International (DRTE) provides IT software and systems to the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry.

This article was prepared by Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2005, Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week via

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Mon Nov 28 08:38:27 2005 Pacific Time

      CBU To Launch New Master Of Science In Engineering Management Degree Online

       Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 28 (AScribe Newswire) -- The Christian Brothers University School of Engineering will launch a new graduate degree in engineering management, which will offer classes not only at the university but also online to students at other Christian Brothers’ universities in Europe.

       "The Master of Science in Engineering Management is designed for the traditional graduate student, the student who has just finished an undergraduate degree and doesn’t have professional experience yet," said Dr. Neal Jackson, director of graduate engineering.

       The Master of Engineering Management (MEM), which CBU has offered since 1989, is more focused on practical application and is aimed at the engineer who already has experience and wants to climb the ladder into a managerial position, Jackson explained.

       The new MSEM degree, like the MEM, will consist of 33 hours of academic coursework and will be structured on a 15-week class term. Unlike the MEM, students in the new program may attend full-time and will be able to complete the program in one year.

       "It’s a '4+1’ program, geared to our graduates, with more emphasis on theory and research," Jackson said. The MSEM program will require an additional course in research methods, and a thesis will be required for the degree.

       While the current MEM program already has three classes available online, the complete online degree available through the MSEM is a first for CBU. Jackson says the initial market for the online program will be through Institute Superieur Agricole in Beauvais, France, and Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle in Barcelona, Spain.

       Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe-Basogain, professor of electrical engineering, has been actively involved in developing distance education technologies for the past five years. He has helped develop online coursework for the MSEM using a variety of online technologies including video and audio streaming, and software such as Powerpoint and WebCT. Olabe will direct CBU’s distance learning project, and a technician will be hired to maintain the systems.

       Jackson sees an unlimited audience for distance learning in CBU’s engineering programs. "This isn’t limited to Europe," he said. "In the U.S., Manhattan College is the only other Christian Brothers campus with a full engineering program, so we have a market here too. "We’re already developing online and hybrid classes for religion and business," he said. "And it makes sense to offer this eventually to students in the region who want a CBU education but can’t come to Memphis for classes."

       Jackson said that the MEM degree would also be completely available online by Spring 2007. ##

       -John W. Kerr Director, Communications and Marketing Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN 38104 901-321-4417

       Contact Information:

       John Kerr, CBU Media Relations; 901-321-4417

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The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)
November 25, 2005, Friday
HEADLINE: Giants have lots more tradition in this state than the Seahawks do
BYLINE: John McGrath, The News Tribune

When it comes to tradition, New York Giants versus Seattle Seahawks is more one-sided than Jerome James versus the Thanksgiving leftovers.

The Giants boast 15 Hall-of-Fame players, coaches and executives who spent the bulk of their careers with the franchise. A reunion of Hall of Famers associated with the Seahawks could be held on Steve Largent's living room couch, with enough room remaining for pillows and the family dog.

The Giants have retired 11 jerseys, the Seahawks have retired two: Largent's No. 80, and No. 12, in honor of the "12th man," the fans.

The Giants won three NFL championships before the league merged with the AFL, appeared in the title game 11 other times, and have been awarded two Super Bowl trophies since the Seahawks last advanced in the playoffs.

The Giants wear wonderful uniforms in a throwback style that conjures up such classic football names as Andy Robustelli and Jim Katcavage. The Seahawks wear home uniforms of a distinctly peculiar color created on the bottom of a glass containing a child's water-color paint brushes.

But the history of one of the NFL's pillar franchises - Tim Mara bought it for $ 500 in 1925 - can't be told without mentioning the prominent contributions of Huskies, Cougars and Zags. The Giants may play their home games in New Jersey, but they derive much of their heritage from the state of Washington.

Consider four of the team's Hall-of-Famers:

* End Ray Flaherty (who played for the Giants between 1928 and 1935) graduated from Gonzaga Prep and went on to Washington State and, later, Gonzaga. His memory of the inclement November weather on the east side of the state was responsible for one of the most startling fourth-quarter comebacks ever seen on an NFL field.

* End Red Badgro (1930-35) was raised in Kent. A three-sport athlete at Southern California, Badgro had a brief baseball career with the St. Louis Browns before hooking up with New York's football Giants. In 1981, at the age of 78, Badgro became the oldest man inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

* Center Mel Hein (1931-45), an All-American at Washington State, was such a force as a two-way interior lineman, he was named the league's Most Valuable Player in 1938. According to legend, Hein called timeout just once during his NFL career: To tend to his broken nose.

* Defensive tackle Arnie Weinmeister (1950-53), a Saskatchewan native who was raised in Portland, sandwiched a versatile football career at the University of Washington between a four-year stint in World War II. Large even by defensive line standards - he was 6-foot-4, 235 pounds in an era when sportswriters typically described any athlete over 6-foot as "strapping" - Weinmeister had the quickness to drop into the role of a linebacker, a cornerstone principle of the Giants' "umbrella defense."

Flaherty, Badgro and Hein were teammates on a 1934 Giants team that upset unbeaten Chicago in the NFL championship game. The Giants prevailed through a combination of luck (a winter storm that turned the grass field of the Polo Grounds into a sheet of ice) and resourcefulness.

Before kickoff, when it was apparent footing would be a factor, Flaherty approached head coach Steve Owen and suggested the Giants exchange their cleats for basketball sneakers. Sneakers, Flaherty told Owen, once worked on a slippery field at Gonzaga.

Giants trainer Gus Mauch, who worked at Manhattan College, summoned part-time clubhouse attendant Abe Cohen to rush over to the Manhattan campus and return with as many pairs of sneakers as he could find. Cohen either broke into the basketball locker room by smashing the windows with a hammer, or used a master key - the details are vague - but he brought back nine pairs of sneakers after halftime.

Having found their traction, the Giants rallied from a 13-3 deficit in the fourth quarter to score 27 straight points.

Not surprisingly, the brainiac behind "The Sneakers Game" became an innovative coach with the Redskins. Flaherty is credited with implementing the screen pass (deftly executed by quarterback Sammy Baugh) and offensive specialization: a group of players for passing plays, another for running plays. Today, of course, wholesale substitutions on third-and-long are standard procedure, but the concept was radical in the late 1930s.

Although Flaherty's path to the Hall of Fame was as a coach, he clearly was beloved as a player. Seventy years ago, during his last season on the field, the Giants retired his jersey. Never before had a pro team, in any sport, bestowed such an honor.

When the visitors show up at Qwest Field on Sunday, nobody on the Giants will be seen wearing Tuffy Leemans' No. 4, or Mel Hein's No. 7, or Phil Simms' No. 11, or Y.A. Tittle's No. 14.

Or, for that matter, Frank Gifford's No. 16, Al Blozis' No. 32, Joe Morrison's No. 40, Charlie Conerly's No. 42, Ken Strong's No. 50, or Lawrence Taylor's No. 56.

But the first retired jersey - appropriately enough, No. 1 - belongs to Ray Flaherty, whose Gonzaga education included a rudimentary physics lesson that enabled the New York Giants to win their first NFL championship game.

Rubber trumps ice.

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Ed Brounstein, a pharmacist and Nyack community activist, dies
 (Original publication: November 29, 2005)

NYACK — Edgar Allen Brounstein, a longtime resident of Nyack, died Wednesday at his home. He was 70.

The cause was lymphoma, his family said.

Brounstein, a passionate Yankees fan and chocolate lover, worked for 25 years as a pharmacist in New City. Although he retired in 1996, his daughter, Laura Brounstein, said he missed his job so much that he continued work on and off at a nearby CVS.

"He missed the people and he liked helping" them, she said yesterday.

Brounstein was an active member in the community. He was on the Nyack Board of Education for nine years in the early 1980s. He was on the Nyack Parking Authority and he sat on the boards of the Rockland chapter of the American Cancer Society and CANDLE, the Community Awareness Network for a Drug-free Life and Environment, a nonprofit substance abuse-prevention program.

Brounstein was born June 28, 1935, in the Bronx. He grew up there with his parents, Joe and Freida Brounstein, and his younger sister, Faith Goldsmith.

Goldsmith said she and Brounstein had "this special closeness."

"He was my protective older brother who I could always turn to," she said. "It's a terrible sadness to lose your roots."

Throughout Brounstein's life, he loved going to Yankees games and would try to see the team play at least a couple of times a year, his daughter said.

For her father, "nobody ever eclipsed DiMaggio," Laura Brounstein said.

After Taft High School, Brounstein graduated from Fordham University, where he received a master's degree in pharmacy in 1957. Soon after, he opened his own pharmacy, which he named Clearview, in the Bronx.

A few years later, he met his future wife, Ann Golden, in the Hamptons. She died in 1997.

"She met him the first night she was there," Laura Brounstein said.

In 1968, the two married. Two years later, they moved to Nyack to be near Brounstein's sister, who lived in Suffern.

"They both loved being by the water," Laura Brounstein said.

Her father loved the artfulness and diversity of Nyack, she added.

South Nyack resident Mark Taylor, a good friend of Brounstein's for more than a decade, usually played a weekly golf game with him at Blue Hill Golf Course in Orangeburg.

"He and I had similar golf games. We didn't threaten par," the Manhattan College English professor said with a chuckle.

Taylor described his friend as always upbeat and a person who shared "the same lefty policies."

Laura Brounstein said she would miss her father.

"He was a really good father," she said. "I was really lucky."

Brounstein is also survived by three nieces: Fern Seltzer, Jessica Barzilay and Joy Goldsmith.

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Newsday (New York)
November 26, 2005 Saturday
HEADLINE: Taxing times; Seniors feeling the pinch of Long Island property rates look for solutions. Moving away is just one option.

About 2 1/2 years ago, Joan M. Andersen of Rocky Point helped found an organization called Seniors Against Discrimination, whose emotive acronym, SAD, reflected its mission: to help seniors feel less sad by fighting inequities they face every day.

A prime target? Long Island's monumental property taxes, among the highest in the nation. This activist firebrand was organizing demonstrations, lobbying legislators and trying her best to work for change.

No longer. She's given up the fight.

In July, Andersen, 66, moved with her husband, Robert, 74, and developmentally disabled son, Christopher, 37, to Charlotte, N.C., where she's paying only $1,800 in taxes on a 2,000-square-foot home that set her back a mere $156,000. And whenever she goes to functions at her condo complex, she meets a slew of former Long Islanders.

"I left two other children on Long Island and four grandchildren," Andersen says. "That didn't feel good to do, but when you're a senior, you've got to take care of yourself. We had to do what we had to do."

And now? "We love it - love it," she says. "We'd never go back to Long Island. As far as I'm concerned, with the taxes we paid and what we got for it, it's disgusting."

They're angry out there

Long Island emigres like Andersen are not the only ones feeling disgust; so are many seniors still clinging to homes here they've lived in for decades.

And it's not just the elderly.

Last spring, Long Island voters of all ages - fabled soccer moms included - put the kibosh on a record 21 school budgets, and those districts must operate this school year under state-mandated spending limits.

That scenario seemed to please many - like Louis Theodore, for example, who says he pays $21,000 in property taxes.

"I think it's too high," complains the 71-year-old chemical engineering professor - "and about $14,000 of that goes to the school taxes."

It doesn't matter that many houses in his East Williston neighborhood are going for about a million dollars now, he says - school taxes are still too high.

He's written a ream of letters to The Williston Times, waging what he calls "basically a one-man battle against the school board because of the waste and excess that exist in the budget."

Theodore, who teaches at Manhattan College, is just one of those trying actively to create change.

Eleanor Morris, 75, a retired office manager for an appliance-repair firm, is another.

Morris has been a member of East Islip TaxPac since its inception in 1989. For years, before the school budget votes in the spring, this TaxPac has courted controversy by listing the salaries of all the school district's teachers. "We file a Freedom of Information Act, and we get the salary list and put it in the flier before the vote," Morris says. "Some people are shocked - they think it's the old days, when teachers were underpaid, and they haven't come to grips with it."

James E. Stubenrauch, 81, a retired vice president of Irving Trust Co., is taking a slightly different route.

Stubenrauch, who has lived in Massapequa for 37 years, says he and his wife, Jeanne, 72, "have a very modest three-bedroom ranch house, and the school tax last year was more than we paid in federal income tax."

Movin' on

The Stubenrauchs have friends who recently sold their house in Massapequa and moved to Virginia, he says - where their taxes on a center hall Colonial are only $3,500. "That's a primary reason why they're moving," he says. "People are leaving Long Island because of this tax thing."

So, at a recent meeting hosted by the Massapequa chapter of AARP, Stubenrauch, chairman of the organization's Legislative Committee, signed a petition supporting proposed state legislation that would freeze property taxes for people age 70 and older in counties that decide to adopt the measure.

The bills - A4641-B in the Assembly, sponsored by Assemb. Steven Englebright (D-Setauket), and S2404-B, the Senate version sponsored by Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) - would make the proposed freeze an option for counties, which would have to cover any shortfalls due to the freeze.

Major changes proposed

A more comprehensive proposal - S164, the Private Housing Finance Law, sponsored by State Sen. John J. Bonacic (R-Middletown) - would make only owners of commercial properties and second homes pay property taxes. "The remaining part of the local share of education costs would be paid for by an income tax," according to a Q & A on the legislation on Bonacic's Web site,

"That means that people would no longer pay a property tax on their primary residence."

Under Bonacic's proposal, counties could decide whether to accept this system, because "in some counties in this state, the property tax is not a significant problem. In other parts, it is a major problem."

As it is on Long Island.

One local public official has been outspoken in support of substituting an income tax for school property taxes.

Harvey B. Levinson, chairman of the Nassau County Board of Assessors, held a public hearing in March in which he said the property tax system is broken so badly that it can't be fixed.

"There are wildly different school tax rates, depending on where the senior's home is," he says. "A taxpayer in Levittown is paying $4,200 in taxes on the basic STAR program ... the same identical Levitt home across the street in the Island Trees school district is paying 32 percent less in taxes."

Replacing the school property tax with an income tax would be fairer and would benefit low-income people such as seniors, Levinson said. He is proposing that the governor appoint a commission to study this and other ideas for relieving the property tax burden.

Levinson is not the only local public official who is making reform of the school tax system a major issue. The day after his re-election earlier this month, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi met with county legislators, half a dozen school board members and others to announce a campaign to reduce school taxes.

"The most important issue on Long Island right now is the high property taxes we pay in Nassau County, much of which comes from school taxes," Suozzi said. "We have to start building a consensus that this is the number-one problem we face on Long Island, and we have to find a solution."

Although the county doesn't have control over school taxes, Suozzi said he felt a "moral obligation" to take on the issue. To that end, he will hold a meeting early next month with representatives of the county's 56 school districts to decide how to move toward possible solutions - including consolidating business functions for the districts and suing New York State to redress imbalances in state aid. Nassau County receives "only 17 percent of our school funding from the state, when the state average is 37 percent," Suozzi said.

Suing the state

The state has been sued over its school funding system before.

In March, State Supreme Court Justice Leland DeGrasse ordered the state to comply with a Court of Appeals mandate requiring it to give the New York City schools at least $15 billion in extra aid over the next five years to ensure they have enough funding to provide students with a "sound basic education."

But Gov. George Pataki appealed that decision on the grounds that the courts couldn't intervene in other branches of government. And this fall, the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the not-for-profit coalition whose lawsuit spurred DeGrasse's decision, submitted a brief to the Appellate Division challenging Pataki's appeal.

Work off your taxes?

Meanwhile, Englebright is drafting legislation that would be similar to the Massachusetts Senior Property Tax Work-Off, a popular program that rewards seniors with a tax rebate if they spend time volunteering for governmental agencies.

Greg Olsen, Englebright's legislative and policy director, says that something has to be done about taxes.

"The local tax burden puts people at risk of losing their homes," he says.

"The second issue is how we, as a society, deal with people that retire," he continues. "We basically say, once you retire, 'Thanks a lot, you've given your contribution to society.' We've basically thrown away people's experience and expertise. Outlets where people don't ordinarily volunteer could be an option, such as after-school programs or YMCAs."

The seniors, he says, "could have an impact on kids' lives."

Paul Arfin, president of the nonprofit organization Intergenerational Strategies in Hauppauge, recently met with Olsen about the proposed tax work-off program. "These issues really have to be addressed at the state level to come up with a formula that's more equitable," said Arfin, who is also chairman of the Suffolk County Commission on Creative Retirement. "Older people keep getting blamed for defeating school budgets. It's a terrible dilemma."

And it's one that Arfin says will only get worse if it isn't seriously addressed - and soon. "There are more and more people over 55 who want to live in age-restricted communities," said Arfin, 65. "I'm concerned that they're not going to be concerned about the welfare of the community outside.

"They want to live in a restricted area inside a guard booth, and if that proliferates, we're in for more trouble than we have now."

A way to work off excessive taxes?

Roll up your sleeves, seniors.

If New York passes proposed legislation to establish a program similar to a successful Massachusetts initiative, you might find yourself swapping time for money - volunteering your services to save on property taxes.

Under the Bay State's Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement law (amended as Chapter 184, Section 52 of the Acts of 2002), property owners age 60 and older may volunteer for work in their municipality, earning real estate tax abatements of up to $750. Reimbursement generally is based on the state's minimum wage, $6.75 an hour for the time they work, although local governments - which may decide whether or not to offer the program and which set their own guidelines - can pay people as little as the federal minimum wage, $5.15.

Assemb. Steven Englebright (D- Setauket) is drafting a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would create a similar program in New York.

Before the Massachusetts program became law six years ago, it had existed for about 15 years as an informal, grassroots attempt to help seniors, according to Gary Blau, an attorney with that state's Division of Local Services, which administers the program. "It's funded out of a public account that is used to cover the loss of the taxes," he said. The popular program "spread like wildfire, because the problem of seniors being able to stay in their homes is universal."

Blau said unions haven't complained about the program. "The jobs don't pay more than minimum wage, and most of our unions are getting well beyond that," he said.

Massachusetts also offers other options to help seniors with their taxes, including a "circuit-breaker" program that gives state income tax credits to low- and moderate-income seniors who have been paying property taxes and utility bills; as well as a $500 exemption on property tax bills for people 70 and over.


GRAPHIC: 1) File Photo by Howard Schnapp, 2004 - Joan Andersen, co-founder of Seniors Against Discrimination, lobbied against high property taxes from her home in Rocky Point, above, but gave up and moved to North Carolina in July. 2) File Photo by Howard Schnapp, 2003 - Paul Arfin, president of Intergenerational Strategies, sees "a terrible dilemma." 3) Newsday Photo /K. Willes Stabile - Massapequa AARP official James E. Stubenrauch backs senior tax freeze. 4) Newsday Photo / Kathy Kmonicek - Taxes on Louis Theodore's East Williston home are $21,000; he complains of waste in the school budget. 5) Newsday Cover Photo / David L. Pokress - Eleanor Morris, 75, is active in East Islip TaxPac, which distributes lists of teachers' salaries before school budget votes.

LOAD-DATE: November 26, 2005


*** MNews5 ***

The New York Post

November 27, 2005 Sunday

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Teenage video game whiz Sal Garozzo has captured his second straight world gaming gold medal - and a piece of the $50,000 prize money that goes with it.

Garozzo, 18, and his four Team 3-D teammates won the title at last week's World Cyber Games, in Singapore.

Garozzo, who attend Manhattan College, plays "Counter Strike" with his team and beat teams from Pakistan and Kazakhstan for the title.

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Wed, November 30, 2005

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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
12/4/05 Sunday W. Basketball   Hartford   West Hartford, Conn.   2:00 PM
12/6/05 Tuesday M. Basketball   Rhode Island   Kingston, R.I.   7:30 PM
12/9/05 Friday Track & Field   Fordham Invitational   Bronx, N.Y.
   2:00 PM
12/9/05 Friday W. Basketball   Siena*   Loudonville, N.Y.   7:00 PM
12/9/05 Friday M. Basketball   Marist*   HOME   7:00 PM
12/10/05 Saturday Track & Field   Princeton Invitational   Princeton, N.J.   11:00 AM
12/10/05 Saturday W. Swimming   Siena*   HOME   2:00 PM
12/11/05 Sunday M. Basketball   Loyola*   Baltimore, Md.   2:00 PM
12/11/05 Sunday W. Basketball   Niagara*   HOME   2:00 PM
12/18/05 Sunday W. Basketball   Quinnipiac   Hamden, Conn.   12:00 PM

12/18/05 Sunday M. Basketball   North Dakota State   Fargo, N.D.   8:00 PM
12/20/05 Tuesday M. Basketball   South Dakota State   Sioux Falls, S.D.   8:00 PM
12/23/05 Friday M. Basketball   Fordham   HOME   7:00 PM
12/30/05 Friday W. Basketball   Villanova   HOME   3:00 PM
12/30/05 Friday M. Basketball   St. Francis-NY   HOME   7:30 PM

1/2/06 Monday W. Basketball   Maryland   College Park, Md.   7:00 PM
1/5/06 Thursday W. Basketball   Rider*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/6/06 Friday Track & Field   Fordham Invitational   NYC Armory   4:00 PM
1/6/06 Friday M. Basketball   Iona*   New Rochelle, N.Y.   7:00 PM
1/7/06 Saturday W. Basketball   Loyola*   Baltimore, Md.   1:00 PM

1/8/06 Sunday M. Basketball   Saint Peter's*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/12/06 Thursday W. Basketball   Siena*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/13/06 Friday M. Basketball   Rider*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/14/06 Saturday Track & Field   West Point Quad.   West Point, N.Y.   10:00 AM
1/14/06 Saturday W. Basketball   Canisius*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/15/06 Sunday M. Basketball   Siena*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/18/06 Wednesday M. Basketball   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   7:30 PM

1/19/06 Thursday W. Basketball   Saint Peter's*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/20/06 Friday M. Basketball   Canisius*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/21/06 Saturday Track & Field   Manhattan Invitational   HOME   10:00 AM
1/21/06 Saturday Track & Field   Adidas Classic   Lincoln, Neb.   10:00 AM
1/21/06 Saturday W. Basketball   Rider*   Lawrenceville, N.J.   2:00 PM
1/24/06 Tuesday M. Basketball   Rider*   Lawrenceville, N.J.   7:30 PM

1/27/06 Friday Track & Field   Jasper Relays   HOME   9:00 AM
1/27/06 Friday W. Basketball   Iona*   New Rochelle, N.Y.   7:30 PM
1/27/06 Friday M. Basketball   Fairfield*   Bridgeport, Conn.   8:30 PM

1/28/06 Saturday Track & Field   Jasper Relays   HOME   9:00 AM
1/28/06 Saturday W. Swimming   CW Post   Brookville, NY   2:00 PM
1/29/06 Sunday W. Basketball   Marist*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/30/06 Monday M. Basketball   Siena*   Albany, N.Y.   7:00 PM

If you do go support "our" teams, I'd appreciate any reports or photos. What else do us old alums have to do? Right, encourage the young ones to max their achievement to 100% potential. I don’t think you have to win or die. Just give us it all and we should applaud. What better things do you have to do today, but to go to some strange support, dress up “funny”, and cheer for “our” athletes. So what if they think you’re a loon. You’re their loon. You never know what kind of difference you’ll make!

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Riverdale, N.Y. (December 1, 2005)--Procrastination was not on the agenda for Thursday afternoon as Manhattan Track and Field opened the 2005-06 Indoor season with the annual Manhattan Opener at Draddy Gymnasium. Eight Manhattan athletes met IC4A/ECAC qualifying requirements on the very first day of the season. Manhattan will also have at least 22 entries in the Metropolitan Championships this winter as a result of today's performances.


Syracuse, N.Y. (November 30, 2005)- Manhattan overcame a 24 point first half deficit to lead by as many as 11 in the second half, but could not overcome a late Syracuse charge, falling 87-82, in overtime tonight at the Carrier Dome. Mike Konovelchick tallied his first collegiate double-double, scoring a team-high 21 points while pulling down a career-high 10 rebounds to pace five Jaspers in double-figures, as Manhattan scored 61 second half points to claw back into the game.


Riverdale, N.Y. (November 29, 2005)--By means of the NCAA's early signing period, Manhattan Track and Field has added four new members to the program. Lindsay Southard (Carmel, N.Y./Carmel), Mary Consiglio (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern), Alexandra MacDougall (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme), and Seid Mujanovic (Serbia and Montenegro) will all begin athletic competition for Manhattan at the start of the 2006-07 school year.


Riverdale, N.Y. (November 29, 2005)--A Manhattan Men's Lacrosse alumnus and a current player have both recently joined elite company in two different arenas. Former Jasper midfielder Nick Silva, who graduated from Manhattan in 2003, has etched his name into Missouri Lacrosse History by becoming the first head coach of the first NCAA-sponsored lacrosse program in the state's history. While Silva was making news in Missouri, current Manhattan senior Patrick Farrelly IV was doing the same right here in a college classroom. Farrelly was recently inducted into the Manhattan College chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Pi honor society for his outstanding achievement.


Flagstaff, Ariz. (November 26, 2005)--Manhattan Women's Basketball was unable to overcome a second straight night at 7,000 feet above sea level as well as 25 turnovers, as the Lady Jaspers fell to Northern Arizona by a score of 65-51 in the La Quinta Inn and Suites Thanksgiving Tournament Championship Game. Manhattan sophomore Caitlin Flood earned All-Tournament honors for the Lady J's.


Riverdale, N.Y. (November 26, 2005)- Manhattan cut a seven point deficit to one, 62-61, with 2:36 remaining in the game on a Jeff Xavier layup, but could not move ahead, falling to George Mason, 72-66, tonight at Draddy Gymnasium in the Jaspers' home opener. Manhattan falls to 0-2 on the young season, while the Patriots even their record at 2-2.


Flagstaff, Ariz. (November 25, 2005)--Senior guard Lupe Godinez, an Arizona native, led the Lady Jaspers with a career-high 16 points, as Manhattan Women's Basketball downed Army, 72-65, in the opening game of the La Quinta Inn and Suites Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Northern Arizona University. The Lady J's will face host school Northern Arizona in tomorrow night's championship contest.



Sports from Other Sources

[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: 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!]


*** OtherSports1 ***

By Ed Odeven Sun Sports Staff

Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Sun NAU's Kim Biswanger (44) looks for a shoot during the game against Mahattan at the Skydome Saturday night.

Relentless defense carried the NAU women's basketball team to the La Quinta Inn & Suites Tournament championship Saturday.

The Lumberjacks won its tourney title game 65-51 over Manhattan College in impressive fashion at the Skydome.

They made 17 steals, with eight players making at least one. NAU's defensive smarts were on display from start to finish, particularly in anticipating where the pass was going before it was made.

How was it done?

"Getting up and denying where they wanted to throw the ball would get them out of their offense, so that was the main focus of our defense," said NAU center Megan Porter, who was named the tourney MVP.

Or as Manhattan coach Myndi Hill put it: "(The Jacks) go hard. They're in your shorts defensively. They make things happen on the defensive end, and they knew they had us. We had the deer-in-the-headlight look. And they just kept pouring it on."

Added Hill: "Their defensive pressure never, I thought, went down."

For the second straight game, every NAU starter had at least one steal

"It's unbelievable," NAU coach Laurie Kelly said.

Guards Sade Cunningham and Kim Winkfield led the way with four apiece. Off the bench, Laura Dinkins had two and Janelle Matthews and Kim Biswanger each had one. NAU had 13 steals in Friday's win over Cal State Fullerton.

"Last year, we weren't a very steal-oriented team at all," Winkfield said. "This year, we've been trying to get in the passing lanes and trying to pressure the ball more. ... It's good to know that we can get the steals when we are pressuring the ball."

The game was tied at 17-all with 9:27 to play before halftime. NAU used a 6-0 run capped by a Nicky Eason bucket to take the lead for good.

The Jacks (3-1) ended the first half with a sparkling play following a 30-second timeout. Cunningham brought the ball in and dished it off to a cutting Winkfield, who made a nice inside pass to Porter. The center hit a layup with 7 seconds left.

The Lady Jaspers (2-2) trailed 32-23 entering the second half.

NAU turned the ball over just three times in the first half. Another sign of its solid overall game: NAU made 16 of 17 free throws.

The Jacks seized control of the game early in the second half. Natalie Metz, who scored seven points, hit a jumper on the first possession to give NAU an 11-point lead.

Winkfield swished back-to-back 3-pointers moments later, the second of which made it 47-34 and put a smile on her face.

Entering the game, Winkfield was struggling from the field, shooting 12.5 percent (4-for-32). She took a step in the right direction Saturday with a solid 5-for-10 effort and 13 points, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range.

"I was a little upset about the last three games," Winkfield said. "It's just frustrating to know that I'm not helping the team the way I wanted to be helping them.

"Today, I kind of felt like I helped more. I'm not saying like my steals and rebounds and everything aren't important, but I'm at the shooting guard position to be a shooter."

After a Gabrielle Cottrell 3-pointer brought the Lady Jaspers within 47-37, NAU went on a 12-0 run to make it 59-37. It began with a slick display of razzle-dazzle by Cunningham: a speedy drive in the lane, a super-quick spin and a layup that brought NAU's bench to its feet.

The Jacks' biggest lead of the game was 61-38 with 5:27 to play.

"As we progressed throughout the tournament, I think we got better at what teams were giving us, and that showed in the second half against Manhattan College," said Porter, who scored a game-high 18 points against the Lady Jaspers after a 19-point effort in Friday's 66-61 win over Cal State Fullerton.

"They (the Lady Jaspers) were playing hard but we were still able to get shots off because we were reading what they were giving us."

No NAU starter played more than 29 minutes. Kelly used her bench players extensively in the second half. Beth Hopper led all reserves with eight points.

The Jacks shot 43.4 percent from the floor (23 of 53) and 23.1 percent from 3-point range (3 for 13). Neither figure was problematic, though.

"I think we're a better shooting team than that, but because our defense was so good, it doesn't put pressure on you to have to make shots," Kelly said. "If you defend, it's OK to miss shots. And I thought that point came across loud and clear today."

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MANHATTAN 23 28 -- 51

NAU 32 33 -- 65

A: 476 Officials: Lolly Saenz, Fidel Davila, Elonda Robinson. Technical fouls: None. Fouled out: None.

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From: Google Alerts []
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 12:39 PM
Subject: Google Alert - "manhattan college" -"marymount manhattan college" -"borough of manhattan college"


Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff,AZ,USA

... championship Saturday. The Lumberjacks won its tourney title game 65-51 over Manhattan College in impressive fashion at the Skydome. They ...

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*** Email01 ***

From: Angel Lara  [2002]
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 7:10 AM
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: Iraq Address

Greetings and Happy Holidays!

Here's my Iraq address for any Jasper out there wanting to send anything....

Angel Lara
1st Recon BN, H&S Co, S-6
Unit 40535
FPO, AP 96426-0535

[JR:  I asked what he needed. ]

From: Angel Lara  [2002]
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: FW: Iraq Address

Hi John,

Of all things, I’d like to just lay down at night and read letters from people expressing their appreciations, thanks, personal stories, and support especially from communities that I am part of (i.e Jasper Community, City of Yonkers, etc...) and just put it all on my wall. Each Marine in my battalion were given a care package and the one they gave me had a letter inside from a elementary-aged kid. It touched my heart and really made my day.


[JR:  Let’s see what we can do. ]



*** Email02 ***

From: Bill O'Connell, A.B. '59
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 9:08 AM
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: Opinion? More or less sports


I have been meaning to email you about sports content on JJ for a while but your request for opinions provided the necessary impetus.  I agree with Rich Kaufmann and would prefer less (or no) sports coverage.  Since I never read the sports items I have to scroll down to find the messages from Jaspers.  How about eliminating sport coverage or positioning it at the end of JJ so those who are interested can read that coverage after reading the more important things (from my point of view) that you cover?

I read JJ in its entirety (with the exception of sports) every week.  Keep up the good work in providing us with information about the College and its alums.

All the best.
Bill O'Connell, A.B. '59
Williamsburg, VA

[JR:  Taken under advisement. Good suggestion to move to the end. I think sports are somewhat important to us all. I’m not a jock but a wanna be. There is a lot to learn from struggling with oneself, with opponents, and with the external world. I’m always tickled when the Jasper teams beat State Schools. Just a political thing. MC’s struggle with it’s main competitors the State Schools like SUNY encourage me to help out. Sports does give us press coverage; that gives us future students. And, when that old alum showed up at the girl’s softball tourney in Florida, it warmed my soul. Let’s see what others say.]

[JR:  PS Curmudgeon weighed in and he or she likes the end spot. ]


*** Email03 ***

From: Robert Helm [1951]
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 12:11 PM
Subject: FW: marine

MessageTo one and all:

    1. Retired sailor though I may be, The Corps saved my life in WWII and I shall never forget that fact. Their hymn says it all...First to fight for Right and Freedom..They deserve our fact all of the Military do...we are in a war for survival...the so-called "mainstream Press" – I call them the Quisling Press - refuses to admit this, as do many of our political leaders but our way of life, our laws - imperfect though they may be -  all that we hold under attack by the upholders of the Sharari'i !

-----Original Message-----

From: Helen A. Helm
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 11:43 PM
Subject: marine

Please let this marine know we care by passing his poem onto your friends.


This is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad.

For those who take the time to read it, you'll see a letter from him to his Dad at the bottom. It makes you truly thankful for not only the Marines, but ALL of our troops.


We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.

In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.

Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life,
So you can live the American way.

I give you the right
To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups,
and protest in our streets.

But still I fight on,
I don't bitch, I don't whine.
I'm just one of the people
Who is doing your time.

I'm harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I'm the immortal soldier,
I'm a U.S. MARINE!

So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they've shown.

Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.
So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you've won.

Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.

But when your time comes,
Do what I've done.
For if you stand up for freedom,
You'll stand when the fight's done.

By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps

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March 23, 2003

Hey Dad,

Do me a favor and label this "The Marine" and send it to everybody on your email list. Even leave this letter in it. I want this rolling all over the US; I want every home reading it. Every eye seeing it. And every heart to feel it. So can you please send this for me? I would but my email  time isn't that long and I don't have much time anyway. You know what Dad? I wondered what it would be like to truly understand what JFK said in His inaugural speech. "When the time comes to lay down my life for my country, I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome it."

Well, now I know. And I do. Dad, I welcome the opportunity to do what I do. Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I will miss the birth of our first born child, I would do it 70 times over to fight for the place that God has made for my home.  I love you all and I miss you very much. I wish I could be there when Sandi has our baby, but tell her that I love her, and Lord willing, I will be coming home soon. Give Mom a great big hug from me and give one to yourself too.


If this touched you as much as it touched me, please forward it on.

Let's help Aaron's dad spread the word ...


... someone pays for you and me.

[JR:  At the risk that this is an urban legend or hoax, I think the sentiment that it expresses is touching. As an L, I think our leaders have done badly by us. That being said, for the grunts, I have tremendous respect and a passion to get as many home safe as possible. Donna nobis pacem. ]

[JR:  It’s Friday night and I just heard that 10 Marines died in one action today, 11 injured, and 2 other service people killed elsewhere. Makes the point. IMHO when we ask men to die we’d better make darned sure what we are doing.  I’d have rather lost 10 politicians, but that’s not how the world works. ]


*** Email04 ***

From: JasperJottingsEditor
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 12:28 PM
To: Robert Petrocine
Subject: [JasperJottingsEditor] Dear Jasper Petrocine (1980): I noticed that your subscription to Jasper Jottings is bouncing ... ...

… … can I move it to another email id for you?

Last Bounced Message

Remote host said: 554 delivery error: dd Sorry your message to rpetrocine cannot be delivered. This account has been disabled or discontinued [#102]. –

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*** Email05 ***

From: Michael Toner [1972]
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: jasperjottings20051127.htm

On 11/26/05 11:35 AM, "Ferdinand J. Reinke" wrote:

> Bracelets will be available for all those that mention "Manhattan

> [JR:   Darn, I just missed the age limits. I'm sure I coulda scraped

Dear John,

The announcement doesn't seem to specify any age to get in on the fun and reduced price drinks. You simply seem to need to "mention" "MC Young Alumni Party". So go for it if you've got the $40...

"we're 20, we're 20
who says we are more

he's tipsy, young jackanapes
show him the door..."

Less sports coverage is fine with me in JJ - just scroll through it anyway.

Thanks for all you do with JJ.

mike toner
buffalo, ny
BEE '72

[JR:  Hmmm. I don’t think “Hey Hon. I am going to an alumni meeting be home tomorrow.” Will fly. Better make it a “business trip”.]



*** Email06 ***

Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 9:29 PM
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: APPROVE <privacy invoked> wants to join Distribute_Jasper_Jottings


The following person would like to join the Distribute_Jasper_Jottings group:

Comment from user:

I am a graduate and interested in hearing about what is going on. Bill McLellan '58

[JR:  Welcome aboard, Bill. ]


*** Email07 ***

From: Bill McLellan 58
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 7:21 PM
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: Re: File - Departure

The reason for "departing" is that immediately after subscribing my junk mail skyrocketed. I don't think this is your fault but I feel that someone has (or has gotten) access to your mail list and is using it to send me lots of junk.

                    Bill McLellan 58

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From: JasperJottingsEditor
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 8:34 PM
To: Bill McLellan 58


Sorry that has happened to you. As an infosec weenie, I would point out one fact, one theory, and suggest one experiment.

Factually, spammers regularly attack all the usual services by what is known as an "alpha attack". They basically cycle thru the alphabet from aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa to zzzzzzzzzzzz one email address at a time. They then look for any indication that the address is alive. I have seen them "discover" john . reinke at att and eventually reinke @ att. At my employer, we can see these happening and are always fighting them.  

My theory is that you've been discovered. I doubt and have not heard any compromise with Yahoo. I know my address list hasn't been compromised on my end. It really only exists in one place on Yahoo. I don't suspect a compromise on their end because I have eight extra email addresses in the list as "canaries". Email on those ids would signal a compromise or theft.

I'd suggest an experiment. I can send you a free gmail invite. You can then choose a random "name" like YWUX U5TW C7M4 6J2F. We can "enroll" that id for you in jottings and see if that gets spammed.

Or you can just read jottings from the website.

Again I'm sorry that you think I caused you the problem. The only true solution is to abandon the address and find another one. I have also quite successfully pushed email from a spammy account thru to a gmail id and use gmail as a free spam filter.

Advise if I can be of any assistance.




*** Email08 ***

From: Joseph S. Myers, Jr. (1986)
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 5:09 PM

I am Joseph S. Myers, Jr. I am a 1986 graduate of the Business School.  I have been in the Navy for the last 17 years as Health Care Executive I am a Commander.  I would like to be added to your list. Thank you.

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[JR:  Welcome, invite extended as requested. So where are you stationed? I have a section itemizing those in harms way.  ]

# # #

From: Joseph S. Myers, Jr. (1986)
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: FW: added to


    I am stationed at the Navy Medicine Support Command in Jacksonville, Florida.  My past duty stations are Naval Hospital Orlando, Fleet Surgical Team Four Norfolk VA (spent about 16 months at sea or foreign ports), Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Wash DC, Naval Medical Clinic Quantico VA, Diego Garcia(small island south of India I spent a year there), Naval Hospital Rota Spain, Bureau of Naval Personnel Memphis TN and now Jacksonville. 

     I can't rightly say I've really been in harm's way.  I haven't been to Iraq or anything but from my job in BUPERS I sure sent quite alot of people there!

      My father by the way is Joseph S. Myers too Manhattan College Class of 1953 Arts and Science he is a retired Navy Captain and Doctor.  He is retired in Daytona Beach.  I don't have his email however.


[JR:  Welcome. Feel free to have Dad join us as well.  ]



*** Email09 ***

From: Chris Kelly [1987]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 9:44 AM
Subject: Linked - IN

Glad to hook up with another Jasper.

Christopher Kelly
Vice President, Group Sales Manager
Gannett Television Media Sales
Blair Television

# # #

Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:05 PM
To: Chris Kelly [1987]
Subject: [JasperJottingsEditorial] RE: Linked - IN

I too, as well, am always glad to make connections. I sent you an invite to my ezine Jasper Jottings, my Plaxo cards, and put you in my Corex Cardscan database. So how can I help you accomplish your dreams, goals, and objectives? I assume that you have some. Otherwise why network? One of our fellow Jaspers just used LinkedIn, Jottings, and me to connect to a Jasper and sell some business. I reported it just this week in Jottings.

[JR:  Include Tom Greech’s email #3 from last week. ]



*** Email10 ***

From: Brancale, Francis J. [1965]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:35 PM
Subject: FW: Vacancy Announcement for the Chief Information Officer, ES-340, Washington, DC

For your Information.

-----Original Message-----

From: Administrative Information Branch
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 11:25 AM
Subject: Vacancy Announcement for the Chief Information Officer, ES-340, Washington, DC

The following SBA vacancy has been posted on USAJOBS.  This announcement is open to any U.S. citizen.

Position:  Chief Information Officer, ES-340 (SES Career)
Organization:  Office of the Chief Information Officer
Duty station:  Washington, DC
Announcement number (open to any U.S. citizen):  06-SES-5-YW

You may view these announcements at  Under "Keyword Search," enter the announcement number as shown above.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "SEARCH FOR JOBS." 

[JR: Thanks. Given my Libertarian leanings, this may not be the best fit for me. ;-)   ]


Jaspers found web-wise

*** JFound1 ***

"NYMC has an excellent physical therapy program that enables students to learn effectively through hands-on labs, problem-based learning, a wide variety of clinical affiliations and most importantly the dedication and guidance of the professors. It also provides a warm learning environment that helps facilitate a positive learning experience."

Natalie Francisco
Class of 2006
Hometown: Nanuet, NY
Undergraduate University: Manhattan College
Area(s) of Interest in Physical Therapy: Pediatrics




*** JFound2 ***

Bob Glasser

Professional Experience

Robert is a partner in the firm’s Energy practice group. He has served as lead counsel in both state and federal courts, appearing at the trial and appellate levels. He also has extensive experience as lead counsel in trial-type administrative hearings. Robert has particular experience in the development and presentation of complex environmental and regulatory cases involving highly technical matters including energy law/regulation proceedings, such as the New York State Competitive Opportunities case, FERC Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant allocation dispute, New York Power Pool/ISO proposal, numerous gas and electrical rate proceedings and major environmental cases such as the Cornwall (Storm King Mountain) case and the Hudson River Cooling Tower cases.

Robert advises Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation on energy law and regulatory and environmental matters. He has also represented public utilities in environmental litigations, including a pending case involving allegations of coal tar contamination migrating from a property formerly used as a manufactured gas plant.

In connection with his involvement in several multi-party environmental and administrative matters, Robert has developed a facility for working with multi-party groups both in defining and attaining common objectives and in negotiating the mutually satisfactory resolution of complex technical issues. He has also been involved in arbitration proceedings.

Robert is representing Dow Corning Corporation in a significant, ongoing superfund action brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has extensive experience not only with superfund matters, but with all major federal and New York State environmental laws.

Robert is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

Manhattan College; B.CH.E; 1966
Fordham University; J.D.; 1974

Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association · Member, Committee on Public Utility Law
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York · Member, Committee on Energy

"The Discharge Permit Program Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972"; · Fordham Urban Law Journal
"Dimensions to Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites--CERCLA and Beyond";, 1986 American Gas Association Environmental Workshop

Office Location
One Chase Manhattan Plaza - 58th Floor
New York, NY 10005-1401

[REPORTEDAS:  1966 ]


*** JFound3 ***

Catholic Educations
Ronald Herzman

[JR:  A long piece that is worth reading. It is actually an indictment of the Brooklyn prep leadership, Boston College, and MC’s financial problems. But way to long to reproduce. But don’t miss an interesting read.]

[mcALUMdb:  1965 ]



MC mentioned web-wise




Lampe, Blaire (2005)

[JR:  It’s not a email to us. But it is public. So maybe, I have hit upon another niche for JJs. Rather than everyone having to check, here it is. I’ll catch any Jasper’s blog if I knew where they were hiding. Care to rat out your fellow alums?]

Blame Canada


“Unsheathe your dagger definitions. Horseness is the whatness of allhorse. Streams of tendency and eons they worship. God: noise in the street: very peripatetic. Space: what you damn well have to see…hold on to the now, the here through which all future plunges.” James Joyce, Ulysses

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Seeing as how the French do not observe the holiday, I treated myself to some celebratory kebab. Mmmm. So here I am in Paris where is currently snowing outdoors. Today I purchased a pair of boots made for walkin (had to) in keeping with my new tradition of buying one new item a week to slowly replace my “wardrobe” otherwise incondusive to the cold weather. Next up: stockings. Stay tuned, very exciting stuff. Since the last post I left Cordoba for Lisbon. A nice city not counting the rainy weather. I like the Portuguese people on a whole. Know why? Because the Portuguese do not muck around. Know how I can tell? First, a secret…or a warning if this concerns you: one of my biggest pet peeves is when people get onto those conveyor belt things in airports or subway stations or other areas of vast expanse wherein people must get from one side to the other and just stand there. I would like to take a minute to clarify and vent that these apparatuses are not there for lazy slobs who want to take a break from 30 meters of grueling walking. If this were the case, they would move faster. This amenity turned aggravation is for people trying to get to their destination on the other side of said vast expanse a little faster than simply walking could provide. They are there to enhance the flow of traffic in notably high traffic areas, but almost anywhere you go, people get on there, side by side with their rolling suitcases (I know they must be so heavy to pull) and stand impervious to subtle urgings such as violent coughing and intrusive physical proximity. Anyway, the point is, Lisbon is the first city I have encountered where people use the things properly and those who do not comply are subject to nasty looks and occasional fruitings. And that (if I spoke Portuguese) is why I would live in Lisbon. I also took a trip out to a picturesque little city called Sintra, town of castles and mountains and in my experience, fog. Though forewarned to take the tram up to the Moorish castle there, I stubbornly walk over an hour uphill and, reaching the top, cannot find it, ginormous castle though it may be. Shouldn’t be too surprising, coming from someone who went to Munich and failed to locate Oktoberfest (No, I am not kidding). I truly didn’t mind though. There was no one else around and the whole walk was a nice hike through heavily wooded areas culminating in my reversion to skipping and singing to my mp3 player like no one was looking (because they were not so far as I know) for the first time in months. So that was good. Then, I made a mad dash to Paris for the few days remaining before I had to be in Madrid. Unbeknownst to me, Portugal is a remarkably difficult country to exit by train. There are only 2 ways out and very few international trains run daily. Also unknown is the weekend’s French rail strike, making getting out of Spain near impossible. I meet a fellow stuck traveler and we finally devise a means to get first to the french/spanish border and then work our way to Paris from there. So I set off with a nice Canadian lad into the unknown. We do actually manage to make it into Bordeaux the next day, but must stay the night to catch a morning train to Paris (not that Bordeaux is in any way inferior). As far as traveling companions go we generally saw eye to eye on budget issues and itineraries as far as what we wanted to see, so all was well. Also, he was just a nice and interesting person in general, so it was not torturous…for me. Yesterday, I left to call the family for the holiday and then I went to where we were supposed to meet, he wasn’t there. Eventually I go back to the room and find he is not there either. Also, his bag is gone. At first I am concerned that he robbed me or stiffed me because the accommodations were on my card. But then I find he has left his share with my things and taken nothing. So then confusion sets in, followed shortly by indigence and then engulfed by rejection where I currently reside. See, it is one thing to be dumped by someone with whom you are romantically involved. Then it could be anything: incompatibility, different futures, another person. But this was strictly platonic. I got dumped by a friend. Meaning, there must have been something so heinous, so offensive about me that he was just waiting for a chance to run; willing to eat the 35 euro for the one night remaining after which, he would never probably see me again anyway. So, yes. Today I am a little testy. If you haven’t written in a while and are suddenly filled with the inclination to shower me with compliments about how strange and offensive I am not, now would be the time. In other, brighter news, company’s comin! Yes ladies and gents, Mr. Martin Walker, son of renowned Narwhalogist Dr. Graham Walker, is due to join me tomorrow in Madrid for a vacation from his much loathed job as an engineer. On a similar but obscure note, I ran into my friend Alie from the Morocco trip a few days ago on the streets of Paris. Rather strange, no? She got my attention right away, it’s not like when I hear someone yell Blair! it is ever directed at someone else. Not much else for now, tonight I board a train back to Spain where Marty and I may raise our glasses high to the self-serving halfwits who strive daily to instill a solid abandonment complex in otherwise confident people. Cheers.

Opportunity Knocks

Published: Administrator Friday, 25 November 2005 05:06:39

[JR:  Well I don’t know about you but I want to be entertained? Young people are so entertaining.]



Curmudgeon's Final Words This Week

Moral turpitude ain't what it used to be
By Kathleen Parker
Nov 26, 2005

=== <begin quote> ===

What a funny world. Where once it was scandalous to be unmarried and pregnant, now it is scandalous to disapprove of another's being unmarried and pregnant.

The latest episode in these morally confused times occurred in New York recently when a Roman Catholic school fired a teacher because she is single and pregnant. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn claims that teacher Michelle McCusker violated "the tenets of Catholic morality" and thus could not be employed by the school.

For her part, McCusker claims she was discriminated against and on Monday filed a wrongful dismissal complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. McCusker, 26, a well-respected teacher, according to the school's own principal, said in a statement that she didn't "understand how a religion that prides itself on being forgiving and on valuing life" could fire her for deciding to have a baby.

Implicit in that statement is that McCusker obviously decided not to have an abortion, a result that would have been far more grievous to the Catholic Church.

So what's the answer? Do schools have any say-so when it comes to how teachers comport themselves in their private lives? Do parents have a right to voice objections when a teacher's private behavior contradicts the moral values they're trying to teach at home?

My immediate parental reaction to both questions is "but of course!" Then more reasoned thought reveals the murkiness of such issues. At the same time I don't want teachers advocating behaviors that are potentially harmful, my other reaction is: This is nobody's business. A person's sex life shouldn't be held up for public scrutiny and, as the discrimination suit points out, such policies unfairly target women.

<extraneous deleted>

=== <end quote> ===

I’ve kvetched before about the “Catholic” politicians not being held to account for their positions. So to, I would hold everyone, who holds themselves out for support with the label “Catholic”, to not betray the brand. I would no more call myself a “good catholic” than I would call myself “NBA Superstar”. About all I can claim is to be a mediocre speller. That being said, Catholic Schools have to have the ability to insist that their employees meet their standards. If they don’t, they can go teach in the government skools, where anything goes. Even mediocre spelling.

And that’s the last word.