Sunday 27 August 2006

 

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750 (stuck!) are active on the Distribute site. The site had 282 unique visits last week.

 

 

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This issue is at:    http://www.jasperjottings.com/2006/jasperjottings20060827.htm        

 

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Use email-sending webform http://public.2idi.com/=reinkefj  anytime.

 

 

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FLASH! Important info received after the deadline

NOTHING!

 

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Control your own subscription

(1) Send a message from your old email account to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com saying that your switching. (2) Send a message from your new email account to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with your name and class year.

AND you’re done. With zero extra work for the CIC!   :-)    

 

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JASPER EVENTS THAT I HAVE HEARD ABOUT

 

Monday September 18, 2006

Online Registration is now open for the 6th Annual James Keating O'Neill Memorial Golf Classic/Long Island Jasper Golf Outing (www.jkogolf.org).  This year's event is on Monday, September 19th at the Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge, Long Island.  If you can't make it out for golf, join us that evening for the cocktails/reception.

 The event is sponsored by the Manhattan College Alumni Society and the James Keating O'Neill Foundation.  All proceeds from the event benefit the James K. O'Neill '90 Scholarship Fund at Manhattan College.  Last year's event raised over $20,000 and a great day was had by all.  We hope that everyone can join us for another great day.

 

 

Friday September 22nd-24th, 2006

Annual Manhattan College Businessmen's Retreat
Passionist's Retreat House (formerly the Cardinal Spellman Retreat House) in Riverdale
The weekend is monastic in approach (men only).
Any one interested in attending may call Ed McEneney, '59 at (914) 962-2700 for a registration form.

 

Saturday February 24, 2007

Hold the date for 2007 Manhattan Alumni of the Treasure Coast Jasper Open Golf Tourney

 

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My list of Jaspers who are in harm's way:

- Afghanistan

- - Feldman, Aaron (1997)

- 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.

 

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

 

Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.

- -- Phillips Brooks

 

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Any Volunteers?

 The Jasper Jottings Editorial Board --- Me and Mike --- are now accepting applications for "MySpace Investigative" reporter. No salary of course! Join the exciting world of inet investigations. You get to (at your own expense, of course) look at strange websites, some of which are … … less than tasteful. Your duties should you accept are to investigate the 1460 current "jaspers" there, find the real Jaspers, and report back to the weekly distribution your findings. Also, included are some minor clerical duties, like inviting them to join the distribution, maintaining a spreadsheet of your findings, uploading that spreadsheet to headquarters, and keep your heart pure in the quest (Some of these sites are VERY "less than tasteful"). Once the quest is completed, we'll need you to "farm" it. Keeping the seatch current that is. As a semi secret agent there is of course danger and sex involved. You must risk virus infections (computer virus, not the other kind) that are known to exist on MySpace, as well as the other Sexy sites. The Jasper Jottings Editorial Board takes no risk in this position. Should you or any of your MySpace Investigative Team be killed or captured, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of you. Good luck. Send an email to apply!

For the less adventuresome, there are also similar assignments (minus the sex, and most of the danger) in:

č the Martindale's site of lawyers (sex around lawyers? Nah!) with 223 Jaspers. (Can you spell boring?)

č the webshots site with 6819 photos to be investigated.

č the friendster site with 412 "friends" to be investigate.

č the flicker site with 72 photos to be investigated.

č the omegli site with 149 blog entries to be investigated.

And a bunch of other places that need qualifying and quantifying.

 

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Exhortation

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10395878

$1m drug fine leaves daughters destitute
Saturday August 12, 2006
By Patrick Gower

***Begin Quote***

The two young daughters of drug kingpin Darryl Leigh Sorby have been left penniless, the courts taking every cent away from the family to pay his $1 million fine.

***End Quote***

Two casualties in the War on Drugs. All too often innocents are hurt by our actions. Only the Intelligent Designer has the capability of balancing justice and mercy. For my part, I try never to work above my pay grade. Maybe I am a sap, but mercy has to trump justice every time in my court. Hopefully, we can all minimize the "collateral damage", the "unintended consequences", and the damage which is acceptable "in the grand scheme of things". I remember some theology course or teacher trying to say that for an action to be "moral" it had to be both fair and balance. The ends don't justify the means. Nor do the means justify the ends. Or something like that. Wish I had listened harder and maybe I wouldn't be so confused. But then I'm just an injineer. My fellow alums probably can see it much clearer.

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 reinke--AT—jasperjottings.com

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CONTENTS

            0          Messages from Headquarters (like MC Press Releases)
            1          Good_News
            4          Obits
            4          Jaspers_in_the_News
            2          Manhattan_in_the_News
            4          Email From Jaspers
            3          Jaspers found web-wise
            9          Jaspers Found on Ziggs
            3          MC mentioned web-wise
            0          New Jasper Bloggers (8 Previously reported)

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PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS

Class

Name

Section

????

Burke, Drew

ZFound

1935

Heuer, William F. Jr.

JObit1

1942

Fitzpatrick, Tom

JObit4

1945

Mullin, William J.

JObit3

1951

Cullinane Fr. John F.

JObit4 (cited)

1952

Nason, John

JObit4 (cited)

1952

Noonan, James '

JObit4 (cited)

1953

McEneney, Mike

JObit4 (Reporter)

1953

Mike McEneney

Email03

1954

Collins, John

Missing

1955

Pauszek, John

JObit4 (cited)

1959

Antenucci, John

Email01 

1962

Healey, John J.

JUpdate

1963

Rosa, Albert

JFound3

1965

Collins, James

Missing

1966

De Rosa, Liberatus

Missing

1966

McGuinness, Bill

JNews4

1969

Bricker, William L.

ZFound

1969

Todaro, Frank P.

JObit2

1971

Calvaruso, Joseph A.

ZFound

1973

Bucci, Peter

ZFound

1974

Brecht, Jonathan P.

ZFound

1974

Buckley, George M.

ZFound

1974

Costantini, Dan

Email02

1974

Zuccaro, Rick

Email02

1975

Boyle, Patrick G.

ZFound

1975

Capasso, Vincent P.

ZFound

1977

Brady, Gerard P.

ZFound

1978

Miriam Miller

Email03

1980

Malone, Tim

Email04

1980

Moore, Kevin

Email04

1986

Dowd, Raymond J. 

JUpdate

1987

Di Rosa, Marisa

Missing

1987

Hamaric, John

Missing

1987

Murray, Patricia

Missing

1987

Olivera, Rosa

Missing

1990

Forte, Gregory J.

Missing

1990

Rosa, Maryanne

Missing

1991

Harris, Rosa Silva

Missing

1992

Squarzini, Michael J.

JFound2

1993

Basel, Christa

JFound1

1993

Steinberg, Robert

Good1

1999

Dela Rosa, Guillermo

Missing

2005

Barone, Ms Kristin E.

JUpdate

2005

Visone, Briana

JUpdate

2006

Burriesci, Laura

JUpdate

2006

Davis, Ashley Dolores

JNews2

2006

Makhijani, Rashmee

JNews3

2006

Medea, Jillian

JUpdate

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PARTICIPANTS BY NAME

Class

Name

Section

1959

Antenucci, John

Email01 

2005

Barone, Ms Kristin E.

JUpdate

1993

Basel, Christa

JFound1

1975

Boyle, Patrick G.

ZFound

1977

Brady, Gerard P.

ZFound

1974

Brecht, Jonathan P.

ZFound

1969

Bricker, William L.

ZFound

1973

Bucci, Peter

ZFound

1974

Buckley, George M.

ZFound

????

Burke, Drew

ZFound

2006

Burriesci, Laura

JUpdate

1971

Calvaruso, Joseph A.

ZFound

1975

Capasso, Vincent P.

ZFound

1965

Collins, James

Missing

1954

Collins, John

Missing

1974

Costantini, Dan

Email02

1951

Cullinane Fr. John F.

JObit4 (cited)

2006

Davis, Ashley Dolores

JNews2

1966

De Rosa, Liberatus

Missing

1999

Dela Rosa, Guillermo

Missing

1987

Di Rosa, Marisa

Missing

1986

Dowd, Raymond J. 

JUpdate

1942

Fitzpatrick, Tom

JObit4

1990

Forte, Gregory J.

Missing

1987

Hamaric, John

Missing

1991

Harris, Rosa Silva

Missing

1962

Healey, John J.

JUpdate

1935

Heuer, William F. Jr.

JObit1

2006

Makhijani, Rashmee

JNews3

1980

Malone, Tim

Email04

1953

McEneney, Mike

JObit4 (Reporter)

1966

McGuinness, Bill

JNews4

2006

Medea, Jillian

JUpdate

1953

Mike McEneney

Email03

1978

Miriam Miller

Email03

1980

Moore, Kevin

Email04

1945

Mullin, William J.

JObit3

1987

Murray, Patricia

Missing

1952

Nason, John

JObit4 (cited)

1952

Noonan, James '

JObit4 (cited)

1987

Olivera, Rosa

Missing

1955

Pauszek, John

JObit4 (cited)

1963

Rosa, Albert

JFound3

1990

Rosa, Maryanne

Missing

1992

Squarzini, Michael J.

JFound2

1993

Steinberg, Robert

Good1

1969

Todaro, Frank P.

JObit2

2005

Visone, Briana

JUpdate

1974

Zuccaro, Rick

Email02

 

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HEADQUARTER'S MESSAGES

Headquarters1

{NOTHING}

 

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GOOD NEWS

Good1

Picked Up From mcALUMdb:   Steinberg, Robert [1993]

All is great. I am currently living in Philadelphia and working as a radio pesonality at WZZO in Allentown, PA and WQXA-FM in Harrisburg, PA. My wife gave birth to our daughter Kimberly Annalise (named after my late friend Kimberly Kennedy-Sgammato CMSV 1994) on 2/15/06. Please visit me at www.myspace.com/bobstei.

{JR:  I take any GOOD news no matter where I find it! }

 

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OBITS

JObit1

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc.
SUNDAY TELEGRAM (Massachusetts)
August 20, 2006 Sunday
ALL EDITIONS
SECTION: DEATHS; Pg. B7
HEADLINE: William F. Heuer, Jr.
DATELINE: PLANTATION, FL

William F. Heuer, Jr., 92, formerly of Auburn, died peacefully in his sleep, on August 12th, at Covenent Village in Plantation, FL.

He was the son of the late William F. and Theresa K. (Cummings) Heuer, Sr. He leaves his loving wife of 40 years, Mary (Ferguson-Ridler) Heuer; a son, William F. Heuer III and his wife Loretta of Holliston; two daughters, Jeanne (Heuer) Eddy and her husband William of Jacksonville, FL, Marianne (Heuer) McManus and her husband Paul of Cherry Valley; a stepson, John Ridler and his wife Rosemary of Worcester; a stepdaughter, Monica (Ridler) Pyle and her husband Frank of Allentown, NJ; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his first wife of 25 years, Anastasia (Clausen) Heuer in 1965.

William was Born in Brooklyn, New York, August 18, 1913. He lived in Beacon and Brewster, NY, before moving to Auburn, in 1959. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1935 with BS in Civil Engineering and was a World War II veteran of the United States Army served as a 1st Lt. In the Pacific Army Corps of Engineers Oct 14, 1942 - April 28, 1946; served as a Captain in the Army Reserve until Sept 20, 1956 and retired as supervisor of track after a career with the NYC/Penn Central Railroad in New York and Massachusetts. He was a member of St. Gregory's Parish in Plantation, FL and Knights of Columbus. He was an avid Red Sox & Patriot's fan. Enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, crossword puzzles, shuffleboard and playing cards. He also enjoyed collecting coins and stamps.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Covenent Village, W. Broward Boulevard in Plantation, FL on Wednesday, August 30th at 3:00 PM. A funeral Mass will be on Saturday, September 23rd 10:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 1154 Main St., Leicester. Interment will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester.

Memorial contributions can be made to U-Mass Memorial Walk to Cure Cancer, 365 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605 or www.firstgiving.com/billheuer. CALLAHAN & FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Worcester. For online guest book, please visit. www.callahanfay.com

GRAPHIC: PHOTO

LOAD-DATE: August 21, 2006

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Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
August 22, 2006 Tuesday
Broward Metro Edition
SECTION: LOCAL; Pg. 6B
HEADLINE: OBITUARIES

{identical text}

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{Reported As:  1935 }

{JR:  At least he got to see the Red Sox win something! }

 

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JObit2

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=4212315

Frank P. Todaro

Public Opinion Online

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Frank P. Todaro, 58, a resident of Moscow, Pa. for the past 5 years and formerly of Chambersburg and Santa Clara, California, died Friday evening at home after a courageous battle with cancer. His wife of 19 years is the former Barbara H. Fisher.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Peter and Giovanna D'Amore Todaro. A graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School, Brooklyn, he earned his bachelor's of engineering degree from Manhattan College, master of science in electrophysics from George Washington University, and MBA in telecommunications from Golden Gate University. He was a Certified professional engineer. He worked for the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for 7 years, and prior to his retirement, he was the Chief, Project Design & Development Division Production Engineering Directorate with the Tobyhanna Army Depot. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow and its adult choir. He was a former member of Corpus Christi Church, Chambersburg, where he served as a cantor, sang in the adult choir and was the choir eirector for their Contemporary Choir.

He was a devoted husband and a loving father who enjoyed chess, playing guitar and home improvement projects. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving are: 2 sons: Michael, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Matthew, at home. 4 sisters: Caroline Todaro, Central, S.C. Paula Corsaro, and husband Dominic, Staten Island, N.Y. Joanne Todaro, Eagle Point, OR. Rosemary Todaro, and husband Arthur Zigman, Jersey City, N.J. 3 nephews, 3 nieces and several other loving family members.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690 and First Street, Spring Brook Township, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Church Street, Moscow, to be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Finn, pastor. Entombment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, New York.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael and Matthew Todaro College Fund, C/O Penn Security Bank, Main and Academy Streets, Moscow, Pa. 18444. For additional information, directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit www.strauchfuneralhome.com.

{MikeMcE reports: I believe that Frank was a member of the Class of 1969. (Thanks, Mike.) }

 

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JObit3

http://www.silive.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/news/1155908007164390.xml&coll=1

WILLIAM MULLIN, 84
08/15/2006
Friday, August 18, 2006

Lifelong Staten Islander William J. Mullin, 84, of West Brighton, a World War II veteran and retired New York Telephone foreman, died Tuesday at his home.

Mr. Mullin was born in West Brighton and lived inDongan Hills for about 18 years before moving to a house only four blocks from his childhood home about 25 years ago.

He graduated from St. Peter's Boys High School in 1941 and attended Manhattan College.

During World War II, Mr. Mullin served as a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Cross and the USS Trippe. He continued to serve in the Navy's active reserve for 25 years after the war.

For about 35 years, he worked for the former New York Telephone Co. in Staten Island and Brooklyn, retiring as a desk foreman more than 20 years ago.

His family said Mr. Mullin was dedicated to his wife, children, church and country.

He was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Tompkinsville.

Mr. Mullin was involved in the Staten Island Little League when his son, William R., played baseball there. He also was a Boy Scout leader with Troop 77 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church when his son, Paul, was a Scout.

He was initiated into the Scouting fraternity Order of the Arrow at age 60 and also received the Bronze Pelican Award for leaders who have contributed to Catholic Scouting.

Mr. Mullin enjoyed playing golf.

"I never heard anyone say a bad thing about him," said his son, William. "He was liked by everyone and referred to as a complete gentleman. He was a great guy who never had a cross word to say about anyone else."

Mr. Mullin's wife of 59 years, the former Elizabeth Brown, died in October.

In addition to his sons, William and Paul, surviving are his two daughters, Lizbeth Fisher and Christine Higgins, and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be Monday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. The arrangements include cremation.

{JR:  Estimated Class of 1945 }

 

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JObit4

From: Mike McEneney [1953]
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:27 AM
Subject: Tom Fitzpatrick, '42

Dear John,

        Tom Fitzpatrick, '42, former President of The Manhattan College Alumni Society, and former part time faculty member, died on August 12th in Florida after a long illness.

       His funeral Mass, on Thursday August 17th, was celebrated at St.Anastasia's Church in Douglaston. This was the Church that Tom escorted each of his five daughters down the aisle at their weddings. The Principal Celebrant was Father John F. Cullinane, '51 who delivered a very moving Homily.

        The eulogy was given by John Pauszek, '55 Trustee Emeritus, and former President of the Alumni Society. John described Tom as a great father, grandfather and a devoted Jasper. John related how Tom, on his own, conducted a survey of the Alumni to determine how much support there was among the Alumni for the construction of a new Gym, and whether the financial support was there as well. He found that there was overwhelming support and brought these findings to the Administration - the result is Draddy Gym. Without Tom there might not have been a Draddy Gym at all. Tom was always willing to help a fellow Jasper whenever he could. He did much to make Manhattan a better institution.

        Among the family and friends that attended the Funeral Mass were James Noonan, '52 and his wife Mary, John Nason, 52, (former President of the Alumni Society) and his wife Jeannie, and myself. Thus, there were three former Presidents of the Alumni Society present to say goodbye.

            May He Rest In Peace.

                Mike McEneney, Esq. '53

{JR:  It was good that you were all there together for him, and his family. It's somewhat a measure of a life by the people that gather around to mourn the loss. }

 

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Jasper_Updates

[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.]

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Barone, Ms Kristin E. (2005)
NYC Board of Education Teacher

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Burriesci, Laura (2006)
Howard Beach, NY 11414

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Dowd, Raymond J.  (1986 )
Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, LLP

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Healey, John J. (1962)

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Medea, Jillian (2006)
Ernst & Young

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Visone, Briana (2005)
NYC Department of Education

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Jaspers_Missing

Reported by mcALUMdb as "lost":

Collins, James (1965)

Collins, John (1954)

Dela Rosa, Guillermo (1999)

De Rosa, Liberatus (1966)

Di Rosa, Marisa (1987)

Forte, Gregory J. (1990)

Murray, Patricia (1987)

Hamaric, John (1987)

Harris, Rosa Silva(1991)

Olivera, Rosa (1987)

Rosa, Maryanne (1990)

# # #

Reported by me:

(none)

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Jaspers_in_the_News

JNews1

{Error – Not a Jasper}

 

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JNews2

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/sunpub/naper/everyday/6_5_NA20_COLLEGE_S10820.htm

SuburbanChicagoNews.com
Digital Chicago & Sun-Times News Group

COLLEGE NOTES

{extraneous deleted}

Ashley Dolores Davis of Naperville graduated with a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College on May 21.

{extraneous deleted}

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{Reported As:  2006 }

 

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JNews3

http://www.hudsonreporter.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17068098&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523587&rfi=6

The Hudson Reporter 2006
The Secaucus Reporter

Local News
On the Streets Where We Live
By Matthew Amato, Columnist           08/20/2006

{extraneous deleted}

Rashmee Makhijani of North Bergen has become a recent graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y....

{extraneous deleted}

{Reported As:  2006 }

 

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JNews4

http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2001/08/27/smallb1.html?t=printable  

Finance leads McGuiness to new path
East Bay Business Times - August 24, 2001
by David Goll

Financial advisor and author Bill McGuinness always had the trappings of a successful American life. But it wasn't enough.

Raised in the suburb of Little Neck, N.Y., on Long Island's tony north shore, McGuiness earned a business degree from Manhattan College and got a job with IBM, serving as a liaison between Big Blue and such Big Apple financial giants as American Express and Chase Manhattan. A few years later, he returned to academia to earn an MBA from Harvard University in 1971.

All the while, he enjoyed life with his wife, Kathy, and their growing family that eventually included three children.

In the mid-1970s, he moved them to the Bay Area, taking a job running the MasterCard division of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. He later became a financial consultant specializing in cash-flow dynamics for Menlo Park-based SRI International and Moody's Risk Management. Finally, he started his own consulting firm. During that period, the family settled into a home in Walnut Creek.

But by the mid-1980s, McGuinness said he felt his life needed new direction. Though still challenged by work and family responsibilities, spiritual yearnings grew stronger.

"I felt the need to return to my faith ­ or maybe come to faith for the first time," said McGuinness, who was raised a Roman Catholic but drifted away during young adulthood. "It lost its relevance for a period of time in my life. But there was something missing as I grew older and my family grew. Spirituality became important again."

McGuinness and his wife joined Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church and became community outreach volunteers.

"It became clear this was what I really enjoyed doing," he said. "Reaching out to others and connecting in a spiritual way was the most satisfying thing to me."

After months of reflection, prayer and conversations with family members, McGuinness said he began considering a career in the ministry. In 1985, he enrolled in a three-year course of study at Pasadena's Fuller Theological Seminary.

"It was a big change," he said. "My oldest child was entering college, while one was in middle school and the youngest in elementary school. It was difficult financially, but I was clear this is what I needed to do. I was lucky to have wonderful support from my wife and family."

In 1988, McGuinness graduated from Fuller with a Master of Divinity degree. Wanting to move closer to East Coast relatives, McGuinness and his family moved again, though only about 2,000 miles this time. They settled in Mackinaw City, Mich., a small resort town at the convergence of Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.

In his first pastoral job, he took over leadership of a rather unusual 250-member congregation.

"Mackinaw City is such a small town that they merged the Presbyterian and United Methodist congregations," McGuinness said. "They were in the habit of alternating between Presbyterian and United Methodist pastors. I was the Presbyterian pastor."

McGuinness grew fond of the split congregation and remained seven years. But in 1995, after his daughter's high school graduation, the family moved again ­ this time getting all the way to an old, upstate New York town called Wappingers Falls, where he became the sole spiritual leader of the town's 400 Presbyterians.

This time, his tenure was much shorter.

"We stayed only two years," he said. "It wasn't a good long-term fit. By that time, all three of our children had moved back to the Bay Area, and we had our first grandchild."

Though he left the church job, McGuinness didn't return immediately to the Bay Area. While still in New York, McGuinness satisfied another long-time dream and, drawing on his business expertise, wrote a book titled, "Cash Rules: Learn & Manage The 7 Cash-Flow Drivers for Your Company's Success."

"That's a particular area of expertise I'd developed during my years working in the financial community," he said. "I'd conducted many seminars on the subject for bankers over the years, but felt strongly I also wanted to help small business people understand the importance of cash flow to their success. Writing a book seemed the best way to reach them."

The book was published in December 2000 by Kiplinger's Business Management Library.

McGuinness eventually returned to the Bay Area in 1999, as he and Kathy moved into a home in Pleasant Hill to be close to their children, who had settled in Berkeley and Walnut Creek. He temporarily returned to the business world, working at Moody's headquarters office in Walnut Creek.

Late last year, he heard of an associate pastor opening at the First Presbyterian Church of Hayward, located in Castro Valley. Aahmes Overton, the church's longtime senior pastor, was preparing to embark on a six-month sabbatical and McGuinness was ready for a return to the pulpit.

"I met with the search committee in mid-December and I was on duty by late January," McGuinness said. "That's pretty fast by church standards. But it's a great fit. The church has a strong emphasis on evangelism and family life, which mirrors my religious philosophy. It's an outstanding staff and congregation."

Kim Huggett, director of public affairs at Cal State Hayward, is among the 800-member congregation.

"Many of the qualities that made Bill successful in the business world make him a great pastor," said Huggett, a church elder. "He really enjoys listening and problem-solving and has compassion for the people he serves and a love for his work."

Huggett added that McGuinness' marketing savvy is also welcome, as the church is interested in attracting larger numbers of high school- and college-aged members. He's good at the spiritual aspects of his job, too, Huggett said.

"His sermons are wonderfully down to earth, much like his plain-spoken book," he said. "You can tell he loves what he does. I really appreciate that a man who made his mark in the world as an author and financial expert got a calling to serve Almighty God rather than the almighty dollar."

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{MikeMcE reports: I believe that Bill is a member of the Class of 1966. (Thanks, Mike.) }

 

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Manhattan_in_the_News

MNews1

http://rdbaker.blogspot.com/2006/06/big-xii-hanging-on-by-thread-in.html 

As if that wasn't surprising enough, Nebraska lost to Manhattan College. Manhattan College! Not only is the school misnamed (it's actually in the Bronx), the school is best known for launching the coaching career of ESPN hoops analyst Fran Fraschilla and his starch-sprayed hair.

{JR:  I objected to the "misnamed". It's a grand old name! No response to the manhattan-ology email.}

 

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MNews2

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
August 16, 2006 Wednesday
SECTION: COMMUNITY
HEADLINE: UNICO awards 18 scholarships
BYLINE: Community

PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO has completed its scholarship program for 2006. Eighteen students from Berkshire County will share in a total of $11,000 to assist in attaining their particular educational goals.

All scholarships are given directly to the student upon completion of their first college semester.

This year's UNICO awards will continue to honor its deceased members by granting 13 memorial scholarships of $500 each, 12 of which are reserved for current high school graduates that will be entering their freshman year in college. One of these awards is continuing education for a student currently attending college.

In addition, as the sponsor of the Berkshire Baseball Hall of Fame, UNICO will award four scholarships in the amount of $500 to honor the inductees into the Hall of Fame. UNICO will also give two $1,000 Paul Capitanio Jr. Memorial Scholarships.

Family and friends of the candidates were in attendance at a scholarship reception held at the ITAM Lodge in Pittsfield on July 10, where they were recognized for their achievements.

The following awards were presented:

{extraneous deleted}

* Edmund Grasso and Francis Sanginetti Memorial Award -- Mallory Brindle, a 2006 graduate of St. Joseph who will attend Manhattan College.

{extraneous deleted}

LOAD-DATE: August 16, 2006

{JR:  Not only do we score a good student, but we get some free press as well. }

 

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Reported from The Quadrangle (http://www.mcquadrangle.org/)

{none}

 

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EMAIL FROM JASPERS

Email01

From: John Antenucci (1959)
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:56 PM
Subject: FW: from friend Nancy

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my new clothes and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it . live it and never give it back.

Stop sweating the small stuff.

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.

Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Let's think about what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.

{JR:  Good advice and more descriptive than "carpe diem". }  

 

 

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Email02

From: Dan Costantini (1974
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 9:04 PM
Subject: [RE][Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] jasperjottings20060820

John,

I saw the email from Rick Zuccaro and would also like his email address to get in touch.  Can you provide it to me?  Thanks again, we spent many hours either studying together or marching on the football field in ROTC.

Dan Costantini

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From: Reinke's Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 10:24 PM
To: Costantini, Daniel W. [JJ] [MC1974]
Subject: RE: [RE][Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] jasperjottings20060820

Hi Dan, I don't give email addresses out. What I do is to BCC Zuccaro on this message. SO now he has your message. Ball is in his court. Fjohn68

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{JR:  Jasper Zuccaro's email bounced so I've called him and spoke to him. He's going to email me. Some type of strange email bounce. Seems to be working now!?!}

 

 

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Email03

From: Miriam Miller [1978]
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 12:47 PM
To: Reinke's Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
Subject: Typo?

John,

I do not know if this is really a mistake but you say the Manhattan College Businessmen's Retreat is at the  Passionate Monastery. don't you mean Passionist Monastery.  Passionate Monastery just didn't seem "kosher".

Miriam Miller   Class of 78

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From: Reinke's Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
To: 'Miriam Miller'
Cc: Jottings Editorial Staff
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 1:40 PM
Subject: [JasperJottingsEditorial] RE: Typo?

Miriam, Good eyes. I'm not sure either. I checked that is how it was submitted. (I thought maybe I spell checked and changed it. I'll ask Mike what is correct. It might be right. Thanks, FJohn68

Mike, Your thoughts? FJohn68

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From: Mike McEneney [1953]
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 1:08 AM
To: Reinke's Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] RE: Typo?

Dear John, 

           Miriam is right! The proper name is "the Passionist Spiritual Center". Spell check does not like that spelling.

                            Best,
                               Mike McEneney

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{JR:  We'll blame it on Ed, (Mike's brother), he was probably trying to make it sound more exciting! }

 

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Email04

From: Moore, Kevin (1980)
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: jasperjottings20060820

Dear CIC,

I have spoken with Tim Malone, Class of 1980 (BEE), and he informs me that he would like to receive Jasper Jottings.  His e-mail address is {privacy invoked}.  

All the best,
   Kevin Moore

{JR:  In light of your excellent work, I have extended your subscription a whole year. No charge! Ain't that magnanimous? Seriously, thanks.}

 

 

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Jaspers found web-wise

JFound1

Christa [MC1993z] Basel

http://www.seaony.org/pages/directors.htm

Christa Basel was hired as Executive Director of SEAoNY in the Fall of 2003. She received from Bachelor's of Engineering from Manhattan College in 1993. She worked for Parsons Brinckerhoff in the Facilities Department for 2 years. A change of jobs then brought her to Thornton Tomasetti Engineers where she worked for 6 years on a variety of projects including stadiums/ballparks, arenas and commercial buildings.

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JFound2

http://www.seaony.org/pages/directors.htm

Michael J. Squarzini [MC1992]

Michael J. Squarzini, PE is a Senior Associate at Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers and an Associate Professor at Manhattan College. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and an MS of Structural Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Squarzini has over 11 years of extensive experience in the structural analysis, design and review of a variety of building types, including sports facilities, commercial buildings, transportation and educational buildings, in both steel and concrete. Some recent projects include 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, NJ and the New York Presbyterian - Heart Hospital in New York, NY.

 

 

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JFound3

http://masshightech.bizjournals.com/masshightech/stories/2002/08/05/daily2.html  

Education
DU's Rosa retiring after building school of engineering
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology - March 10, 2006
by Todd Neff

Dr. Albert Rosa came to the University of Denver in 1986 to build a school of engineering from the six professors and 50 students who comprised a 2-year-old, unaccredited program at a financially struggling university.

That was no small task.

This summer, Rosa's Depart-ment of Engineering, with 12 professors and 200 students, merged with the Department of Computer Sciences to form a yet-to-be named school. Rosa, his job complete, will retire after the 2001-2002 school year.

Rosa's parents, from the Tuscany region of Italy, settled in Manhattan, N.Y. After attending Manhattan College on an ROTC scholarship, Rosa entered the Air Force, only to be returned to academia for a master's degree in electrical engineering at Columbia University.

Rosa became a U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, and his duties took him to 55 countries in nine years. Then he earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois and joined the U.S. Air Force Academy faculty in Colorado Springs.

He remained there for nine years, serving as acting head of the electrical engineering de-partment by the early 1980s. Rosa counts among his achievements the 1979 design of a course in practical electronics applications that, with updates for newer technologies, still is required for all cadets.

In 1983, he left the academy for a post in London as a chief scientist for the USAF, and was promoted to colonel. After retiring from the Air Force the following year, Rosa moved to the U.S. Space Command, where until 1986 he helped design the national missile warning system. At that time, he faced a difficult career decision: "I was selected for a brigadier general position," Rosa said. "But I missed academia."

Rosa chose academia and secured permission from DU to offer bachelor's degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering. He created a highly structured regime designed to win and maintain accreditation for the new programs - vital if DU's graduates were to become registered engineers. The programs were accredited by 1989.

A variety of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs followed in fields such as material science, computer and mechanical engineering.

Along the way, Rosa co-authored an electrical engineering textbook, "The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits," and designed both standard engineering courses and special programs such as "The Making of an Engineer."

Since 1987, that corporate-sponsored summer program has brought high school students from across the country to Denver to take a college-level course in engineering. This year, 67 students from 17 states are participating, the majority being women and minority students who generally are scarce in engineering programs. Eighty-two percent of the program's participants go on to college engineering programs.

Despite his imminent retirement to spend time with his family, Rosa still is dreaming up new curricula. "My dream is to have a program where students have a master in engineering four years after high school," Rosa said. "And to have the $200 million endowment needed to make it free."

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{MikeMcE reports: I believe that Al is a member of the Class of 1963. (Thanks, Mike.) }  

 

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ZFound (Jaspers Found on Ziggs http://www.ziggs.com)

Ziggs harvested all the public personal pages as a search engine would. Using their free offering, I have identified ~700 possible Jaspers from it. I'm planning to share 10 "found on Ziggs" Jaspers each week in the coming weeks. The first group moves in this week's issue. I don't like to overwhelm the readership with too much of anything. Besides "harvesting" takes a lot of time. And, these folks thought they could hide from Jasper Jottings!

Boyle, Patrick G. (1975)

http://www.nylim.com/nylim/0,2058,12_1002684,00.html

Brady, Gerard P. (1977)

http://www.wbgllp.com/html/gpb.html

Brecht, Jonathan P. (1974)

http://fa.smithbarney.com/brecht/

Bricker, William L. (1969)

http://www.cm-p.com/attorneys_partners_bricker.htm

Bucci, Peter (1973)

http://www.chadbourne.com/attorneys/att_detail1.asp?cboLegal=590

Buckley, George M. (1974)

http://www.bsk.com/Attorneys/bio.dbm?ID=2317&SRC=LN

Burke, Drew (????)

http://tinyurl.com/n97jp

Calvaruso, Joseph A. (1971)

http://www.chadbourne.com/attorneys/att_detail1.asp?cboLegal=994

Capasso, Vincent P. [(1975)

http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/find_md/find_md_details.php?md_id=48

 

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MC mentioned web-wise

MFound1

http://www.dennern.1go.dk/?p=16 

Traffic was very dense around the New York area, but we finally got there.

We are staying at Manhattan college which is situated right smack in the middle of the Bronx. Let’s just say that it’s not exactly the Sheraton Hotel, the rooms are pretty crappy but I guess it’s ok. I wouldn’t want to live for several years while I studied, but I think that a lot of people in this area are pretty poor so they have probably got no other option.

Over and out, but there’s more to come…

{JR:  Probably doesn't cost as much as a Sheraton either. Beggars and choosers? }

 

 

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MFound2

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/800017183?ltl=1155928445  

Support Phi Theta Chi Soroity Inc, In opening a New chapter at Manhattan College.
Target: Bianca Lajara, President, Phi Theta Chi Soroity Inc.
Sponsor: Bianca Lajara, Phi Theta Chi Soroity Inc.
Signatures: 33
Goal: 35
Deadline: Ongoing...
See Full Petition
Email this Petition

Phi Theta Chi Soroity Inc, is working on opening a chapter at Manhattan College. We need the help of the student body in order to make this possible so we ask for all fellow Jaspers to take the time to sign the petition and help Phi Theta Chi Soroity Inc. open a New Chapter to help and educate others and provide community service to our communities.

{JR:  I'd LOVE to join any sorority that would have me as a member. My wife may have some other ideas. But, I don't think they had me in mind when they asked for Jasper signatures?  }

 

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MFound3

http://baseballnyc.blogspot.com/2006/06/baseball-imitates-life-or-influences.html 

Thursday, June 15, 2006
Baseball Imitates Life or Influences Life?

Because of encouragement from the one and only Donkeyhue over at The Aurora, I have decided to post more often so our little blog can grow and be as good as it looks. The trouble is sometimes (stop me if this is just me) but I don't have a whole heck of a lot to say. In this way, baseball somehow seems to influence my life. Truth be told, I have a lot more to say when the Mets & Yankme's aren't playing well. Contrary to popular belief around these parts, I think that evil minor league team in the Bronx is doing more things right than wrong. If they aren't, how come they are in first place alone today? Exactly, tell me how Arod isn't holding up his end of the bargain, the pitching staff is mediocre at best, and two of their best players are probably gone for the season...but you cannot tell me they aren't in first place. As for the Metsies, I have even less to say. They have been just that good and therefore life is good. Complain and it might all go away. Believe me, I am not one to mess with a (fill in amount of games here) win streak. Honestly, I will not say how many games they have won in a row out loud.

All of that being said, people who know me know that I would talk to a rock if I thought the rock was listening (or if she thought I was sexy). So I want to pass on this little cartoon to you that I just received via a new thing called email. The often maligned Craic-ster, my colleague and brother (does that guy still post here?), sent me one of these new fangled emails with an attachment. In the attachment was the aforementioned cartoon. Well, this cartoon mind you shows the invention of the seventh inning stretch by an Irishman who is near and dear to our beloved city of New York. Manhattan college's very own Brother Jasper of Mary whose name is now worn with pride by all MC athletes and students alike (being a graduate of St.Peter's College, I would never be caught dead wearing any "Jasper" related garb). Two of my great Uncles attended Manhattan College early on in the school's history and I am sure although reluctant to say that it is a fine institution. So without further ado, I present "Pride of the Irish" by Patrick Reynolds.

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JASPER’s BLOGGING

Yell if you need help.

Jasper Jottings as a feed

http://www.feedyes.com/feed.php?f=3KNUXxDz2JdArs6b

Jasper Jottings Sports  

http://jasperjottings.blogspot.com/atom.xml

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Asherah, Kathleen (1992)

http://katyknits.typepad.com/katyknits/rss.xml

Fay, John (1986)

http://irisheagle.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Kahn, Donald J. Sr. (1961)

http://alykahn.livejournal.com/data/rss

Lampe, Blaire (2005)

http://blogs.bootsnall.com/Blair/

Mauro, Nicholas (2003)

http://evilnickm.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Mawn, Theresa (2001)

http://theresamawn.blogspot.com/

McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (1989)

http://mccarra--poetry.blogspot.com/

http://mccarra-fitzpatrickscatalogueshopping.blogspot.com/

http://mccarra-fitzpatrick.blogspot.com/

Reinke, John (1968)

http://reinkefj.wordpress.com/feed/

Steinberg, Robert (1993)

http://www.myspace.com/bobstei

Webb, Joe (1978)

http://drjoewebb.blogspot.com/atom.xml

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Sports from College (http://www.gojaspers.com)

Sports from others (http://jasperjottings.blogspot.com/ )

Jaspers In Strange Places (Not including Brooklyn!)
       Volunteers in other countries accepted!

Country

City

Who

Last update

China

HongKong

Haybyrne, James B. (1966)

2006-06-18

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (1966)

2005-11-10

Hawaii

Kaneohe

Yamamoto,  John H. (1963)

2004-07-15

Ireland

?

Fay, John C. (1986)

2005-09-18

Italy

Mascalucia

Celeste, Salvatore L. (1968)

2006-06-15

Italy

Rome

Tully, Rev. Gerard P.  (1983)

2006-04-16

Japan

Tokyo

Carroll, Kevin M. (1974)

2006-06-18

Philippines

Cebu

Rotando, Jerome (1968)

2006-06-18

Spain

Madrid

Pradas, Eugene (1978)

2005-07-27

Spain

Valencia

Giner, Robert (1979)

2006-06-16

UAE

Dubai

Kahn, Donald J. (1961)

2006-06-15

Venezuela

Valencia

Grimaldi, Gustavo A. (1980)

2006-06-20

{JR:  All Jaspers in Strange Places please ping in. When I retire, I'm planning to visit! No one in merry Old England? We would have all wanted to know more.}

 

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Boilerplate

http://www.jasperjottings.com/boilerplate.htm  

 

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Curmudgeon's Final Words This Week

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2006/08/09/the_minimum_wage_vision

At least some one understands that this is economic stupidity aimed directly at the whole of society. It hurts everyone top to bottom, or bottom to top!

Arghhh!

And that’s the last word.
Curmudgeon

 

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-30-

GBu. GBA. Reinke sends.