JASPER JOTTINGS Week 33 - 2008 Aug 17



POSITRACTION: For children who’ve been through hell

PRAYERS REQUESTED: A Jasper mom and baby boy

ADMINISTRIVIA: A drive by comment. No wonder the person wants to hide!

JEmail: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) gives birth to a beautiful baby boy, who’s due home soon.

JUpdate: Chacon, Elias (MC1990)

JNEWS: Pirozzolo, Raymond (MC????) an extern at the USMA military hospital

MNEWS: A future Jasper’s award reveals a great article

MNEWS: Joel Blumberg, the former play-by-play announcer for Manhattan College men’s basketball

JBlogger: Carbonaro, Richard F. (MC1997)

MObit: Williamson, Muriel (MCStaff)

JEMAIL: Butz, John J. (MC1989) lands in the Windy City

JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) Where is George Eastment today?

JEMAIL: McGrath, Erin (MC1992) reports that the Lisa Marie Muccilo ‘92 Fund is now complete

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) explains the origins of Social Justice

JBlogger: Nicoletti, Anthony (MC2012)

JEMAIL: Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat September 19-21, 2008

JHQ: Monmouth Park Day at the Races / Thursday, August 21, 2008

PRAYERS REQUESTED: Martin, Margaret (MC1998) — Caitlin Anne Martin diagnosed with leukemia

CARTOON: Obamaman is hiding his secret identity!

JFound: Walsh, William J. (MC1968) (on MARTINDALE)

JNEWS: Morgan, Mary (MC????) sees corporate social responsibility

JFound: Belben, Lisa Robin Jones (MC1993) (on FACEBOOK)

JEmail: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) become “Guest Curmudgeon”

Remembrance: Colbert, Edward G. (MC1949)

Comment on About by Trista

ENDNOTE: I’m going to start getting my fries and shakes somewhere else



POSITRACTION: For children who’ve been through hell



For children who’ve been through hell, respect is a breath of fresh air

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Star-Ledger Staff

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From all the fun experiences at Life Camp — swimming, biking, nature walks, crafts — director Eddie Franz hopes his campers learn one idea.

“We focus on the word respect,” said Franz. “Respect the other persons, their items, their feelings, their thoughts.”

Life Campers sometimes bring tough thoughts and feelings to the Pottersville camp, Franz said.

This year, about 150 kids attended Life Camp through the help of the Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund, a local nonprofit that for more than a century has helped kids in need attend camp.

To qualify for help from the Fund, children must be age 7 to 12 and demonstrate both financial and personal need.

Some of the 500-plus kids aided by the Fund this year grew up in foster care. One child watched his brother get shot to death. Another struggled when his young mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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[JR: Hard to imagine!]

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PRAYERS REQUESTED: A Jasper mom and baby boy

I don’t have their permission to “collect” their story. But that doesn’t prevent me form asking you to put this anonymous Jasper and her baby Boy on your prayer list.

Today, I blundered into the facts around it. And, in an unual burst of sensitivity for an injineer, I did NOT ask a lot of questions or their permission to broadcast it to the world.

So, this is my compromise. Can you put it on your personal prayer list? I’m sure your prayer will get the benefit to the right place. Pretty sad if God wasn’t better than the Post Office.

I first came upon the concept of a prayer list in my friend’s Protestant church. The minister’s wife carefully collected, collated, and distributed a list of what I would call a “sick call roster”. Hand it to the woman, she had it organized. “Name, onset date, illness, needs, wants, address, and phone number” There were several marked under “Needs” that annotation “2BLA”. I queried my friend who explaind “To Be Left Alone”. :-) Sometimes people don’t want or can’t have visitors or calls. Everyone felt that was fine and weren’t at all insulted. My firend and his wife rpayed every night specifically my name for each one of these folks. Now, I’m an injineer. I don’t KNOW if it helps. But I can do a cost benefit ratio. Cost low. Benefit unknown. Seems good to me.

So ‘nough said. I’ll let you know if and when I hear more.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: A drive by comment. No wonder the person wants to hide!

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Author : temp (IP: , E-mail : temp@none.com

URL : http://1

Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=


I’ve noticed that each year more and more students from India enter American Electrical Engineering Masters degree programs and simultaneously less and less Americans students are pursuing masters degrees. From my experience this deline in American enrollment is exhacerbated by the fact that Americans often find themselves out numbered by Indians that are notorious for cheating in mass. Many University’s Engineering Dept. are competing for rankings which are partially based on the number of masters degrees awarded, thus they have a motive for handing out more diplomas and thus many faculty are complacent when they witness academic dishonesty. UTA NMSU and ASU are some of the worse campuses for this effect. Consider looking up the enrollement numbers for these schools engineering departments, and the demographis for the advanced degree recipients… in some cases over 80% are from India. Imagine sitting in a classroom in the U.S. of A. and having 80% of your classmates being Indian!!

Good luck competing with master cheaters.

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A “drive by” is what bloggers call a comment made without any identification. It’s usually spam. But in this case, it’s a rant.

I’d call it a racist rant. With misspellings!

Normally, I’d just niuke it and move on. I thought this was worth sharing.

I personally have no knowledge one way or the other about cheating. I do know that you can either do the job or not! Cheating might get you the paper, but you won’t be able to do the work. And, the cheater will soon find themselves out of a job. And, blackballed from society.

Sigh, please don’t leave me drive bys. They make me testy.

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JEmail: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) gives birth to a beautiful baby boy, who’s due home soon.


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Hello Facebook dotcommaraden

Between Bernadette Finch and John Reinke

August 10 at 10:41am


Just a FOWG trolling for readers for http://www.jasperjottings.com.

Please accept my compliments on one of the BEST facebook profile pictures I’ve see yet.

So when was the happy date? I have to report back to our fellow alums. I get lots of obits to report, but nowhere near enough joyous events.

What was you maiden name?

No, I am not trying to open up a credit card for you. As a six sigma wanna be, I try an measure stuff. So, I am trying to line up how I reached you.

Margan Stanley. Very impressive. I survived 7 eons at Merrill before they nuked me.


Oh well, time to go help someone else.

Jottingly along,



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From: Bernadette Finch

August 10 at 11:37am

Hello John - You reported my wedding back in October 2005 already, I believe, but thanks for asking. I was Bernad Kelly, class of ‘95. Married to my Aussie hubby, Darren Finch. Yes - I know I need to put a more recent picture, but I happen to really like that one :) If you’d like to post happy news for me, I just gave birth to our son, James Martin Finch on July 24, 2008. He was only 24 weeks and 2 days, and 1 lb 12 ozs. He will be in the NICU of Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian until November. So far so good, but a few extra Jasper prayers are always welcome.

Best Wishes,


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From: John Reinke

August 11 at 12:17am

Ahhh, Kelly. You girls make it hard on us guys — changing names. I agree that picture is great. Maybe you should keep it! I read the story on caringbridge. And, put out the call for prayers. These medicine men, while frustrating, have some track record at pulling off, what look to me to be, minor miracles. fjohn68

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[JR: So there's the scoop. A joyous Jasper email, But the wee lad is having a spot of trouble. Jasper Bernedette has generously supplied us with the link www.caringbridge.org/visit/finchfiles where are the details about James Martin Finch are recorded. That's the names i'd suggest need adding to your prayer list.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 11 2008 1:00 PM



JUpdate: Chacon, Elias (MC1990)


Chacon, Elias (MC1990)


* Manhattan College ‘90

* engineering

High School:

* Cardinal Hayes High School ‘85


New York State Police



Time Period:

October 1997 - Present

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JNEWS: Pirozzolo, Raymond (MC????) an extern at the USMA military hospital




Sunday, August 10, 2008


Staten Island Advance

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Raymond Pirozzolo, a native of New Dorp, was elected secretary of the American Optometric Student Association during an event in St. Louis, Mo.

Pirozzolo is a graduate of Manhattan College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology. He is currently a third-year student working toward a doctoral degree in PIROZZOLO optometry at the State University of New York, College of Optometry, Manhattan.

Pirozzolo currently works part-time as an optometric technician at the South Shore Eyecare Associates, Dongan Hills, where his father, Dr. Frank Pirozzolo, an optometrist, is currently is a member of the practice.

This summer, Pirozzolo is serving as an extern at the military hospital at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

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Pirozzolo, Raymond (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 6:02 PM



MNEWS: A future Jasper’s award reveals a great article



Vets honoring vets

By Bob Baird

Journal News Columnist • August 10, 2008

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When the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 333 awarded scholarships the other evening, Marine Sgt. Sean W. DeBevoise couldn’t make it to the ceremony, held at the New City American Legion post named for his father’s uncle, who was killed in action in France just months before the end of World War II.

Like his relative, the younger DeBevoise was born and raised in New City. And like his relative, Sean DeBevoise put his safety on the line, enlisting in the Marines in the September after his 2003 graduation from Clarkstown North High School, where he played football and lacrosse and wrestled.

In May 2006, after reconnaissance and sniper training, he was serving in Iraq’s Anbar Province when his unit was hit with heavy fire while checking possible enemy activity at a warehouse.

DeBevoise was hit with shrapnel from a grenade and shot four times. Bullets tore through his shoulder and both legs.

But it was the one that pierced his helmet, tearing into his brain, that kept him from being there Thursday, when he and another Iraq veteran, Sgt. 1st Class Ron Agard of Airmont, were honored.

More than two years after his injury, DeBevoise is still undergoing rehabilitation in Wilmington, N.C., near Camp Lejune.

His other wounds have largely mended, but the brain injury DeBevoise sustained has left him with problems with the hamstring muscles in his left leg, his parents, William and Sandra DeBevoise, explained as they accepted a $2,500 Ruth May Seberry Memorial Scholarship from Chapter 333 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Chapter 333 President Ed Frank said the scholarships assure that one generation of veterans will not be abandoned by a previous generation.

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Gregory Pelton, the son of member Lee Pelton, was thankful for his scholarship, but also was eager to get to work at a restaurant in Haverstraw. Pelton has a degree from Rockland Community College in computer networking and is now majoring in psychology and minoring in philosophy at Manhattan College. He hopes to become a counseling psychologist.

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Reach Bob Baird at rbaird@lohud.com or 845-578-2463. His column appears Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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[JR: Well worth a full read imho]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 6:12 PM



MNEWS: Joel Blumberg, the former play-by-play announcer for Manhattan College men’s basketball



Evan Wilner: North Rockland grad produces sports talk show

By Julie Ganz • The Journal News • August 12, 2008

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Another familial mentor in the world of sports journalism has been his uncle Joel Blumberg, the former play-by-play announcer for Manhattan College men’s basketball who used to bring Wilner to watch the Jaspers.

As a high school student, Wilner became the engineer and producer at the games.

“I really enjoyed producing and doing behind-the-scenes (work),” said Wilner.

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Reach Julie Ganz at jganz@lohud.com. For an archive of stories in this series, visit lohud.com/catchingup.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 6:17 PM



JBlogger: Carbonaro, Richard F. (MC1997)

Follow along the bread crumb trail:


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Ciba High School Chemistry Institute

By Rich Carbonaro(Rich Carbonaro)

On July 28, the Ciba High School Chemistry Institute visited the Environmental Engineering Labs at Manhattan College for the annual “Filter Design Competition.” The students did a great job! …

Blog Title - http://richeql.blogspot.com/

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12 August 2008

Ciba High School Chemistry Institute

On July 28, the Ciba High School Chemistry Institute visited the Environmental Engineering Labs at Manhattan College for the annual “Filter Design Competition.” The students did a great job! Check out the photos:


Posted by Rich Carbonaro at 3:24 PM 0 comments

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Carbonaro” rings a bell!

Google Desktop search shows:

Dr. Richard F. [MC1997u] Carbonaro

and thus we find another Jasper blogger.

Carbonaro, Richard F. (MC1997)

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MObit: Williamson, Muriel (MCStaff)



Muriel Williamson

WILLIAMSON–Muriel, 94, died peacefully on August 11, 2008. The beloved wife of the late George S. Williamson, she worked for many years at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY as secretary to the Dean of Students where she interacted with many students over the years. After retiring, she had a successful real estate career in Montauk, NY. She is survived by her son, George Stephen Williamson of Bedford Hills, NY and her devoted daughter Mary Elizabeth Payne of Southampton, NY and four grandchildren; Jeffrey Payne, Thomas Payne, Timothy Williamson and Brian Williamson. She will be sorely missed by her devoted son-in-law, Jeff Payne and daughter-in-law, Sally Williamson. Burial Service will be private.

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Williamson, Muriel (MCStaff)

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/5vrmhw

[JR: During my time in Jasper Land, I met many many of the secretaries. After all I spent so much time being "called onto that proverbial carpet", I had lots of interactions with them. Don't remember any specifically, but I do remember often thinking that they were "the College". They were always nice to deal with, always seemed willing to go out of their way to schedule stuff, and always had helpful tips like "The Dean like people who admit their mistakes and promise to do better ... even if you ddon't mean it.". :-) In that spirit, I pray for them all because without them, I probably would have been tossed. In some ways, even thought they didn't have a diploma, they were Jaspers too.]

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JEMAIL: Butz, John J. (MC1989) lands in the Windy City


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John Butz

New Product Development

at Neutral Tandem

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—– Original Message —-

From: John Reinke

To: John Butz

Sent: Saturday, August 9, 2008 9:43:30 PM

Subject: congrats on new job


John Reinke has sent you a message.

Date: 8/09/2008

Subject: congrats on new job


—– Reply Message —-

From: j butz

Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 5:10 PM

To: John Reinke

Subject: Re: congrats on new job

Thanks John,

This change was a win-win for my wife and me… It’s an opportunity for a bigger role (and hopefully bigger payout) and a chance for my wife to move back to where she grew up.

I’ll be sure to keep the Jasper spirit alive in the windy city and well wishes to all the Jaspers back at Comcast.

John Butz

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[JR: Adding to my following in Chicago. Must be karma. Hope all the Chicago Jasper call John and form up. Sigh!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 8:53 PM

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) Where is George Eastment today?

From: Antenucci, John (MC1959)

Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 10:12 PM

Subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31 - 2008 Aug 03


Where is George Eastment today? The title says found, but only refers to the middle east coaching assignment. I was on the track team in my freshman year when George Eastment was the track coach.

John Antenucci ‘59 Science

Pensacola, FL 32513

[JR: Sorry don't know. Maybe if you contact them? ]

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[JR: I can always count on MikeMcE53 to ride in to my rescue. My personal "Green Alumni and all things Jasper" reference book. Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

From: “Mike McEneney” (MC1953)

Date: August 14, 2008 12:01:06 AM EDT

To: “Jasperfjohn68 Reinke”

Subject: Re: JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) Where is George Eastment today?

Dear John,

Coach Eastment passed away a few years ago after a great career as a coach and Professor at Manhattan. In fact he taught Business Law in the Business School and I took his course as a senior. It was his influence and inspiration that got me to go to Law School! He was also a great Man!

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Everyone please note the time -- midnight! And Jasper Mike is fact checking the Jasper Jottings Daily feed. Go to bed Mike. :-) It will keep till the morning. Here I thought it was only us youngsters that stayed up till all hours.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 8:58 PM

    * Updated: Thu, Aug 14 2008 8:46 AM



JEMAIL: McGrath, Erin (MC1992) reports that the Lisa Marie Muccilo ‘92 Fund is now complete

From: McGrath, Erin (MC1992)

Date: August 11, 2008 4:35:38 PM EDT

To: Jasper FJohn68

Subject: Lisa Marie Muccilo ‘92 Fund final

Hello John,

The Lisa Marie Muccilo ‘92 Fund is now complete.

In lieu of a library room, the fund was redirected, at the College’s and the LMM committee’s request, to renovate the women’s basketball team locker room. The renovation is complete and a dedication ceremony will be held later in 2008 or February 2009. (Probably during the MAAC’s breast cancer awareness program which Lisa founded.)

Further details will be available as we close in on a specific date. Hopefully this will be very soon. While I don’t know the exact form such notice will take, I will keep the Jottings community informed personally.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this wonderful tribute possible. Lisa was a remarkable person and very deserving of a memorial. It has been a long journey and we are very proud to finally see it through to completion.


Erin McGrath

Class of 1992

[JR: I have to admire Ms. Erin's determination to make the memorial to her friend happen. It took a ton of determination to get it done! AND, I'm happy to award her the coveted 'Jasper Jottings Reporter' card. Maybe she can use it with the College to prove her affiliation with the independent media. OTOH given how much Jasper Jottings is beloved by the powers that be, she might have more success keeping it in her pocket. LOL, go gettem Tiger. And, let that be a lesson, never stand in the way of a Woman on a "mission". Maybe I can retain her for my memorial. Nah, wrong sex and doing this isn't very memorable. ROFL, oh well, back to FaceBook to chase down more unsuspecting Future Jaspers.]

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JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) explains the origins of Social Justice

From: Mangone, Mark (MC1977)

Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:31 PM

Subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32 - 2008 Aug 10

Hello Jasper Jottings,

Social Justice originated from the 19th century because of the application of economic and political theories without consideration of morality. At that time there was great discussion of capitalism versus socialism. The Catholic Church felt that the application of socialism without regard to morality resulted in injustice and that the application of capitalism without regard to morality also resulted in injustice.

The example given in Jasper Jottings was an example of as you say “government run amok”, that is government being applied without regard to morality, resulting in injustice. This is a fine example why social justice is important.

Social justice is not a liberal or conservative idea because political ideologies often do not regard morality. Social justice is applying morality to political ideologies and economics. Social justice is being given a bad name in modern times.

Abortion is a fine example of political ideology being applied without regard to morality. A true proponent of social justice opposes abortion. Unrestrained socialism and unrestrained capitalism both fail the test of social justice.

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[JR: Well, I'm just an injineer and, EVERY time I hear "social justice", someone wants to rob me some more for "the children", "the poor", or some indigent bureaucrat somewhere. When do I get "social justice" and get to keep the fruits of my labor without some do gooder telling me I have to do this or that? Ask me for a contribution for a worthwhile charity, and I'll be happy to kick in. But, don't tell me United Way compares to the Salvation Army. I ain't happy funding a 6 figure CEO to tell me in taxpayer funded ad that I'm cheap! Or uninvolved! Argh! Since we have "unrestrained socialism" now, I'd like to try "unrestrained capitalism". Note Bene (Sound impressive throwing some Latin in. See I went to that there Katholick Skool!) "Unrestrained Capitalism" does NOT mean release all the gooferment corporations to run amok. Read Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Henry Hazlitt and Murray Rothfarb. Capitalism is NOT corporatism. In "unrestrained capitalism" there is NO limited liability corporation! Big diff from what we got now!!]

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JBlogger: Nicoletti, Anthony (MC2012)

Nicoletti, Anthony (MC2012)


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JEMAIL: Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat September 19-21, 2008

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 12:10 PM

To: Jasperfjohn Reinke

Subject: Fw: Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat

Dear John,

I would appreciate it if we could feature this announcement in the next few editions of Jasper Jottings. The total cost for the weekend is a low $195! A large number of men have signed up already.



—– Original Message —–

Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:22 AM

Subject: Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat

A Special Retreat Weekend

for alumni and friends of Manhattan College

September 19-21, 2008

Passionist Spiritual Center of Riverdale

5801 Palisade Avenue

Bronx, NY 10471

This year is the seventeenth anniversary of the Reality Retreat at the Passionist Spiritual Center. The founding purpose of these retreats is bringing men in business together for 36 hours to listen to gifted speakers make presentations centered on an annual theme. Over the years, more than 50 speakers including CEOs, presidents of universities, government officials, psychologists and clergy have made these presentations. We then provide an opportunity for the retreatants to discuss possible solutions to the difficulties and obstacles we all face in trying to live successful and spiritually fulfilling lives. It is amazing when each retreatant realizes that he is not alone with his problems but finds compassion, camaraderie and friendship with the other retreatants.

This year’s theme is Gratitude.

Gratitude is a gift and way of life that lifts the spirit… easy to say, hard to put into practice. Come listen and share with other retreatants this under-appreciated gift.

The word retreat conjures up the retreats of your school days but the Reality Retreat is unlike and you have made before. So come join us for a life-changing 36 hours: from Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday at noon. Sign-in begins at 5:00 p.m. Friday evening and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. A deposit of $75 is required.

There are private rooms for each retreatant, delicious meals (accommodations can be made for special dietary requirements), and a placid environment on the beautiful grounds overlooking the Hudson River that lend itself to discussion and personal renewal.

Contact the following retreat team members for more information:

Owen McKeon ’60

Ed McEneney ’59

c/o Jasper Jottings

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[JR: Not that I want to insert myself into the process, but I didn't post Owen's and Ed's email information. Spamers would have those email addresses in a heartbeat. If you send your email bound for them to me, I promise to forward it asap.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 10:49 PM

    * Updated: Thu, Aug 14 2008 8:46 AM



JHQ: Monmouth Park Day at the Races / Thursday, August 21, 2008

From: alumni-bounces@listserv.manhattan.edu [mailto:alumni-bounces@listserv.manhattan.edu] On Behalf Of alumni@listserv.manhattan.edu

Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:13 AM

To: alumni@listserv.manhattan.edu

Subject: Monmouth Racetrack Running of the Purse - Last Chance to Register

Monmouth Park Day at the Races

Thursday, August 21, 2008

12:00 noon

Monmouth Racetrack

Oceanport, NJ

Omnibus Box

$50 per person (cash bar)

Includes admission to track, lunch, and program.

Come watch the races from the luxurious Omnibus Box overlooking the entire race track. Last chance to register!

Register Here

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[JR: Sorry to interrupt!]

[JR: It's proper to show you the "real" url. For your convenience, I have given you the tinyurl to click on. If you're suspicious, your have the original link. I will make no comment why the powers that be don't use simple urls. You can ask them some time. You should NEVER click ANY link in an email message. Even mine!]


has a length of 311 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 25 characters:


[JR: Back to their message.]

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Visit our other great upcoming alumni events here.

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[JR: Me again!]


which redirects to:


[JR: That's the end of their message.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 11:01 PM



PRAYERS REQUESTED: Martin, Margaret (MC1998) — Caitlin Anne Martin diagnosed with leukemia

Caitlin Anne Martin

Caitlin was diagnosed with leukemia of the pre-B ALL type on December 17, 2007 when she was 3 years old. She is also considered to be “high risk”, due to the high level of white blood cells that were present when she was diagnosed, and the presence of one ’suspicious’ cell in her spinal fluid, meaning there is a greater chance of relapse once she goes into remission than that of a “standard” case. (To put it in perspective, standard has approx 93% cure rate whereas high risk is 80%). All in all, still good odds, but does mean extra vigilance all around. Caitlin will be very susceptible to germs and therefore if anyone is even sniffling, it can be detrimental to her recovery. Therefore, she will not really be up for visitors or going many places for a very long time.

Margaret stayed at the hospital with Caitlin until she was able to come home, which was about six weeks. Mike went back and forth between work and the hospital and was with them as much as possible. They are expecting baby # 3 in early May 2008.

During that time, Caitlin’s lovely little brother, Liam was well cared for by both sets of grandparents. He loved playing with his cousins Patrick, Ryan & Michael when in Hopewell Junction and his cousin Victoria when in Brooklyn.

Caitlin suffered complications during induction therapy resulting in emergency surgery on her intestines while neutropenic; there were major risks of infection and/or bleeding out. Thankfully, she was blessed with brilliant surgeons and nurses. She now has an ileostomy to allow her large intestines to heal. The ileostomy is temporary and will be reversed when the oncologists feel Caitlin is past the strong chemo sessions; most likely April 2009.

Caitlin is now being treated weekly [at least] on an out-patient basis and hopefully will complete chemotherapy May 2010.

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From: ferdinand reinke

To: Martin, Margaret (MC1998)

Sent: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 6:18 pm

Subject: May I report … …


Dear Ms. Jasper Martin,

May I report this in Jasper Jottings?


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On Aug 13, 2008, at 1:16 AM, Martin, Margaret (MC1998) wrote:

Hi there John! I see you have been searching Facebook again. : ) Yes, you may report this in JasperJottings. We truly believe that every prayer makes a difference and we will take all that we can get.

Warm regards,

Margaret (Kelly) Martin `98

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From: ferdinand reinke

Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 6:41 AM

To: Martin, Margaret (MC1998)

Subject: Re: May I report … …

Dear fellow Jasper MM76,

Hello. Yes on the Face Book! No Jasper is ever safe anywhere from the the vacuum of the “Collector in Chief”. There probably should be some horrifying horror movie sucking sound in the background. With screaming young Jaspers running from a Pillsbury Doughboy Ghostbusters type 1 foot tall monster yelling “dont let him get your email address or your name or your birthday! worse than opening a credit card in your name, you’ll never get away from his inane blabbering. Run. Save yourself.”

(Make you laff?)

Thanks, some folks, don’t want the extra attention, and I try to be “sensitive” to the feelings of others. Not easy for an injineers. And, in grammar school the Nun’s gigged me for that all the time. Hey, say something extremely “wrong”, and I’ll tell you. Note: that is not “dumb”, there are no dumb questions. There are, however, folks, whose head is stuck in the wrong end, and say hurtful things or worse deliberately hurt other people. For them, I help “unstick it” with gentle words of whizdumb. :-)

(Laughing yet? Must be losing my touch. I’m writing this on my new apple mac book air. All us young kool creative types have ‘em! Now you HAVE to be laughing! The thought of a FOWG injineer being creative on this tinsey wennsie thin apple has to bring tears to your eyes! Of laughter. So sad when OldsHeimer’s sets in?)

Thanks for helping me make Jasper Jottings interesting,


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[JR: This touched me when I first read it. And it still touches me as I read the updates. Your prayers are requested. STAT! (That always works on ER!) I try to be funny, because if I don't I'll be sad. And, that doesn't read well.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Aug 13 2008 11:41 PM

    * Updated: Thu, Aug 14 2008 8:46 AM



CARTOON: Obamaman is hiding his secret identity!


John: Here’s my latest cartoon, which I predict will explode all over the blogosphere! It’s a follow-up to my most popular political cartoon, “Obama Been Lyin’ “. In that one, published way back in July 2007, I wondered why Obama was so evasive and misleading about his childhood in Indonesia. Here’s the answer - Obamaman is hiding his secret identity!

Thanks again for all your help, Jerry

Breen www.newbreen.com

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With the kind permission of Jerry Breen (MC1971)


[JR: Going to twist some shorts in a knot ... tight! Just like when he was at school.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 15 2008 5:54 AM

    * Updated: Fri, Aug 15 2008 9:10 AM



JFound: Walsh, William J. (MC1968) (on MARTINDALE)



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William J. Walsh

Of Counsel

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Hamilton Square, 600 Fourteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, District of Columbia 20005-2004

Telephone: 202-220-1200

Telecopy: 202-220-1665


Visibility Rankings

#2,045 out of 24,207 lawyers in Washington, District of Columbia

#51,869 out of 892,259 total lawyers Overall

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas Superfund; Environmental Administrative Law; Environmental Litigation

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Education George Washington University, J.D., 1978, Manhattan College, B.S., cum laude, 1968

Admitted 1978, District of Columbia

Born New York, NY, 1946

Biography Order of the Coif. Enforcement Attorney, Environmental Protection Agency, Section Chief in Charge of “Love Canal” cases, 1978-1986.

ISLN 902974263

Articles by this firm on Martindale.com

International Climate Change Programs and Proposals

William J. Walsh, Mark A. Erman, July 26, 2008

Because climate change is a global environmental problem caused by the combined impact of worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mitigating climate change requires a global solution. Although the Kyoto Protocol was a landmark diplomatic accomplishment, it did not apply to developing nations and…

Sustainability Is Driving ‘Toxic’ Chemicals From Products

William J. Walsh, Michelle M. Skjoldal, May 15, 2008

Many chemicals now classified as “toxic” based on exposure of test animals or humans at high levels have long been used in the manufacture of products.

SEC Climate Change Reporting Requirements and Developments

William J. Walsh, October 18, 2007

Although the law is unclear, some companies may decide it is necessary or prudent to report to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), and/or pursuant to state disclosure laws, their carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)1 emissions and how compliance measures may impact the company in the future….

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William J. Walsh is of counsel in the Washington office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he heads that office’s Environmental Practice Group. He also is a member of the firm’s Sustainability and Climate Change Team. Mr. Walsh provides a range of environmental counseling, compliance, permitting, transactional and litigation services (including defense of personal injury claims) to foreign and domestic clients of varying size across the spectrum of business and industry. His experience encompasses all major federal environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Superfund, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and many state and local environmental laws. He has also assisted clients in matters involving foreign environmental laws. Often, his counseling involves innovative scientific, regulatory, legal and policy questions.

Mr. Walsh has written and spoken on a wide range of topics, including risk assessment, the toxicology of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), EPA’s sediment cleanup initiative, the issues raised by EPA’s endocrine disrupter theory, choosing cleanup goals and technologies, the use of groundwater models in the regulatory system and toxic torts. Mr. Walsh is the former chair of the environmental working group of the Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI), an American Bar Association sponsored group that is providing advice to Central and East European governments concerning methods of democratizing their institutions.

Mr. Walsh is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Before 1986 when he joined Pepper, Mr. Walsh served as section chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and was lead EPA counsel on the precedent setting hazardous waste lawsuits brought against Occidental Chemical Corporation concerning the Love Canal and related landfills. He also worked in the Office of Water Enforcement. He is serving on the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Committee on the Disposal of Nonstockpile Chemical Weapons and has previously served on the Committee On Ground-water Cleanup Alternatives and other NAS Committees. He has been regularly consulted by NAS on public policy issues.


Mr. Walsh’s environmental engagements have involved site/plant-specific representations, transaction related advice, advocacy of regulatory and legislative changes, and advice on how environmental regulations may impact the market for a client product.

Site-, Plant- or Product- Specific Representations

Some of Mr. Walsh’s more significant representations include:

* developing a regulatory strategy for addressing the issue of risk of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the permitting of a major electric utility line

* negotiating more cost-effective remedies, including the reopening and updating of EPA Records of Decisions at Superfund and other hazardous waste sites, typically saving tens of millions of dollars. The chemicals of concern at these sites have included, but are not limited to, PCBs, chlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans (also referred to as dioxin or TCDD), arsenic, lead, chromium, mercury, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), ferric ferrocyanide (FFC), phenol, trichloroethylene, and tetrachloroethylene.

* filing a Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) petition requesting EPA to issue a clarifying regulation or declaratory statement concerning the disposal options available for PCB contaminated sediment and soil

* preparing defenses at Superfund sites based on the lack of bioavailability of various chemicals and obtaining EPA and other governmental approval for innovative technologies

* representing a consumer product distributor in two lawsuits alleging that the lead levels leaching from the product exceeded the California Proposition 65 daily exposure level for lead

* advising clients on the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state equivalents, including matters involving novel issues.

Advocating Regulatory Policy/Regulatory Changes

Mr. Walsh assists companies and trade groups in shaping environmental policy by developing and articulating public policy advocacy positions. Some representative transactions include:

* representing trade associations, for example the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the National Automotive Radiator Service Association, and the PCB Consensus Panel (a coalition of the CMA PCB Panel, the Solid Waste Utility Group PCB panel, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and a number of companies)

* evaluating the regulatory status of ceramic fibers, including the ongoing Toxic Substances Control Act proceeding on ceramic fibers

* evaluating whether traditional risk assessment approaches used by the International Agency for Research on Cancer were appropriate for assessing the carcinogenic potential of small inert particles

* petitioning the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to re-evaluate its toxicity factor for 1,4 dioxane based on a new pharmacokinetic model and new Federal science policies providing for the use of pharmacokinetic modeling

* preparing comments on agency rules, including EPA’s advanced notice of rulemaking and the draft rule concerning PCB disposal rules, hazardous waste identification rules for wastes and for contaminated media, the hazardous waste corrective action rule, and the Pennsylvania Act 2 hazardous waste cleanup and Brownfields regulations

* challenging administrative rules, including EPA’s hydrofluorocarbon ban regulations, in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

* advising clients on developing trends in domestic and international environmental law, including the impact of environmental laws on the market for their products

* filing comments on EPA’s draft soil screening level guidance

* advocating to the EPA Superfund office the greater use of bioavailability data in decision making

* evaluating whether a new product might be classified differently by the National Toxicological Program (NTP) than the product it replaced based on the scientific factors adopted by NTP

* lobbying for Superfund reform and Brownfields programs

* advocating to Congress and other administrative agencies the adoption of safe harbor provisions for lenders

* advised the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning the reform of their environmental laws, performed due diligence for the privatization of Kazak industrial facilities.

Transaction/Compliance Advice

Mr. Walsh also provides transaction or compliance related advice, including:

* counseling borrowers and lenders, and buyers and sellers on the implementation of environmental due diligence investigations, site assessments and audits, and the negotiation and drafting of indemnities, representations, warranties, and covenants in complicated business transactions

* assisting clients in facility siting and in obtaining or transferring environmental permits and licenses incident to business transactions

* advising clients on environmental compliance programs

* preparing a comprehensive evaluation of the applicability of federal worker hazard communication and material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements and the equivalent laws in all 50 states to a substance categorized as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer

* reviewing and commenting on proposed worker hazard communication programs and MSDSs

* negotiating the transfer of an underground injection well permit

* advising clients on methods of using Brownfields and voluntary cleanup programs to acquire or divest contaminated property, including a Base Realignment and Closure site.

Advice to Companies Marketing “Environmentally Preferable” Technology

Mr. Walsh represents companies, consultants and trade associations seeking approval of (or avoiding pitfalls in marketing) less-polluting technologies. He works with the intellectual property and commercial attorneys in the firm to assist in developing business strategies and obtaining capital (through the Small Business Administration, EPA or private sources). His representative transactions in this arena include:

* advising on methods of obtaining governmental approval for an innovative technology

* advising on the best method of obtaining governmental “verification” or other approvals of innovative less polluting technologies

* advising on the Federal Trade Commission’s advertising regulations and the limitation on “green” labeling

* advising clients on the requirements of the TSCA pre-manufacturing notice, which is needed prior to marketing a new chemical

* advising clients concerning the requirements of the new TSCA rule requiring premanufacture approval for certain biotechnology products.

Health Effects

Mr. Walsh also utilizes his experience in scientific and legal issues in personal injury litigation. His representative engagements include:

* representing a client in a Frye/Daubert hearing involving exposure to toluene and other chemicals

* representing a defendant in personal injury actions brought as a result of a pipeline rupture

* representing a defendant in personal injury actions alleging that the defendant’s plant created an artificial fog which contributed to an automobile accident

* advising clients concerning defenses to personal injury claims alleging that exposure to PCBs causes adverse health impacts

* advising clients on the impact of product liability on the market for their products

* publishing a monograph on the legal and scientific viability of personal injury claims that exposure to magnetic fields presents a significant human health risk

* writing and speaking on the distinction between regulatory levels and levels which are more likely than not to cause injury to a person exposed, and the flaws in the endocrine disrupter theory.

Other Federal Regulation

In addition to EPA advice, Mr. Walsh advises companies on the National Highway Safety Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and hazardous materials transportation safety requirements. Representative transactions include:

* representing several tire companies in a challenge to the stringency of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s tire pressure monitoring system rule

* providing advice to a tire manufacturer regarding TREAD Act compliance issues

* providing advice regarding strengths, weaknesses of filing potential appeals of various federal rules

* advising on potential worker compensation issues

* in addition to EPA penalty cases, defending companies in penalties actions brought by various federal agencies, including CPSC, and the Department of Transportation

* convincing the IRS to expand its interpretation of the applicability of open loop biomass tax incentive

* advising companies manufacturing and using hazardous materials concerning methods of minimizing both regulatory and litigation risks.


B.S. 1968, cum laude, Manhattan College

J.D. 1978 George Washington University Law School; Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice in District of Columbia

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Walsh, William J. (MC1968)

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 15 2008 6:45 AM



JNEWS: Morgan, Mary (MC????) sees corporate social responsibility




All Economy Finance News

How to lure Gen Y workers? Do good

August 14th, 2008

By Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com senior writer

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Mary Morgan of Saddlebrook, N.J., knew that PricewaterhouseCoopers was the firm for her after she learned about its fundraising drive for malaria and participated in its Project Belize this summer. The Manhattan College senior, an uber-volunteer who also raises money to buy anti-malaria mosquito nets and provides books to low-income children, accepted a full-time position at the firm because she admires the high-priority it gives to community service.

“They showed me they really live this corporate social responsibility,” said Morgan, 21, a double major in economics and accounting. “That really resonated with me.”

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Morgan, Mary (MC????) sees corporate social responsibility

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    * Posted on: Fri, Aug 15 2008 9:21 PM



JFound: Belben, Lisa Robin Jones (MC1993) (on FACEBOOK)



Belben, Lisa Robin Jones (MC1993)

was found “procrastinating… should be setting up her home office, but instead is messing around on Facebook…”

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Lafayette, IN




April 9, {Extraneous Deleted}


Cornwall, NY

Relationship Status:


Looking For:



Religious Views:



Kids, playing soccer or any and all sports,

scrap booking, handmade card making, computers,

writing, taking pictures


My family, sports, New York Yankees, scrap booking,

digital photography


* Manhattan College ‘93

* Communications, Business

* Hendriks Institute ‘01

* Web Design, 3D Animation, Graphic Design

* College of Mount Saint Vincent ‘93

* Communications

High School:

* Cornwall Central High School ‘89


Scrappin’ Tomboy Designs



Time Period:

2005 - Present


My home-based handmade pop-up greeting card and

invitation business I started a few years ago. You

can visit www.scrappintomboy.com to find out more :)

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 16 2008 7:43 AM



JEmail: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) become “Guest Curmudgeon”

From: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957)

Date: August 16, 2008 9:56:53 AM EDT

To: “Ferdinand J. Reinke”

Subject: From one old curmudgeon to another


Thank you for the compliment inviting me to be the guest curmudgeon in your newsletter but I don’t know if I can be as curmudgeonly (like that word? It is in the dictionary!) as you.

I definitely am opinionated when it comes to subjects like abortion and euthanasia, same-sex “marriage”, the “gay” lifestyle, (when I was young we had other names for this and it certainly was not even remotely related to this connotation), the level of educational standards in this country, (why are we importing most of our good engineers? Because the kids coming out of high school can’t read, write, or add 1+1 and come up with two unless they have their calculator in hand.)

As they say in many of our current mass readings ” For the short version omit the section in parenthesis. I won’t feel bad if you take it out. Just trying to give you a heads up on who and what I have become.

[I can go on about many of these subjects, but before you install me as a guest curmudgeon, I'll give you some background info.

Graduated St Patrick's Old Cathedral elementary school second in the class where the good Sisters of Charity, dressed in their widows garb of St Elizabeth Ann Seaton taught us and tried their best to keep us in line.

Next I graduated Cardinal Hayes not as high in the class because I discovered girls and sports and wasted my youth on those pursuits although I was never able to get the brass ring. But I did get some good training in studying, morality and religion from the good priests and brothers there.

Went to Manhattan direct from Hayes and by the skin of my teeth graduated as an engineer. It wasn't until years later when I was studying for my Masters in Computer Sci, did I again achieve the high class standing (matured and married and the father of two).

Active in the parish as an EM, Usher, and BINGO worker (and the good sisters taught us that gamboling was a sin??)

I am a fifty year Life Member of the Knights of Columbus and when the defense industry collapsed in 1991, and engineers on Long Island were a dime a dozen, I changed careers and went to work as an insurance salesman for the KofC. Yes, gooferment interference has not helped us in maintaining the low premium rates of the old days and added loads of extra paper work, but we are still less expensive than many companies, are in the top 5% in financial strength of all the companies, and have some of the highest return in dividends in North America. In fact the Knights have the highest rating from A.M. Best and Standard and Poors, and are recognized by the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) for their ethical practices, a trio of recognition and ratings shared by only five companies out of about 1200 in the US and Canada. So you guys out there, join your local KofC Councils, work for the betterment of our religious beliefs and look into their insurance program. You will be pleasently surprised at not only their portfolio but at the good and charitable works these united members of 1.75 million Catholic men in 13 countries perform for our Church and for the handicapped children among us. I've heard tell that the KofC is one of the best kept secrets in the US. If you live in the NY Metro area, give me a shout.for some info.]

Another point you mentioned was the failure of the clergy to speak up about the Catholic In Name Only (CINO) politicians. The following link is a discussion of Cardinal Ratzinger’s disection and guidance to the clergy in respect to this problem and the reaction of some of our hierarchey.


Again thanks for the compliment.

Carmine Vaccarino

BEE ‘57

[JR: I accept your "job application". You can have the "ENDNOTE" position. If anytime you can't find something to get cranked up, I'll cover. I ALWAYS have something that infuriates me. Usually a politician, Or society in general. And, remember, I won the anchor pool in '68 for the lowest gaduating index. So of course "curmudgeonly" is a word! Welcome to the kulture war. Did you see Jerry's latest kartoon? That's should tie some shorts in a knot!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 16 2008 12:16 PM



Remembrance: Colbert, Edward G. (MC1949)


Guest Book for
Edward G. Colbert M.D.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Aug 16 2008 7:31 PM



Comment on About by Trista

Hi everyone I am looking for a Jasper Russ Williams who played in 1992. Does anyone know how to reach him…Thank you

[JR: I messaged as many ’92 ers on Facebook as I dared without being tossed as a spammer. Several answer; no finding. Can I have a little help here?]

    * Posted on: Mon, Aug 11 2008 6:38 PM



ENDNOTE: I’m going to start getting my fries and shakes somewhere else

I’m going to start getting my fries and shakes somewhere else

Ronald has come out of the closet and has done it again. First, the he paid $20,000 to become a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and to have a seat on the board of directors. Next, he refused a request to remain neutral in the culture war by choosing to promote the gay agenda. Then Ron accused those opposing the gay agenda, including same-sex marriage, of being motivated by hate.

Now we learn that he sponsors training for homosexuals on how to promote their agenda among corporations from the inside. Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates is a national organization devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace. One of its primary purposes is to train employees how to aggressively promote homosexuality within the company they work for, all the way to the corporate boardroom.

Part of last year’s Out & Equal Summit in Washington, DC, (sponsored by none other than Ronald) was an organized march into congressional offices demanding same-sex marriage laws be passed. At the bottom of his half-page ad in the Out & Equal Summit booklet is this statement: “From neighborhood to neighborhood, coast to coast and around the world, McXxxxxd’s is proud to celebrate diversity” (homosexuality).

I think my next chicken sandwich is going to come from BurgerKing. If you want to get involved go to The American Family Association at www.afa.net to get more information.

Carmine (MC1957) Vaccarino
Guest Curmudgeon

[JR: It's certainly approprate for you to buy your favorite "cardiac condition" where ever you see fit. What I see wrong in this story is (1) It's incestuous for a gooferment coorporation becoming involved in lobbying the gooferment. It creates a positive ffedback loop making politicnas more powerful. (2) Sponsorig any group to campaign to use the gooferment's force against other groups is just wrong. (3) Any 'agenda', even that of the KofC, that uses the gooferment to force people to do this or that, is un-American. Everyone should MYOB. We have enough serious ones here; we don't need Ronald or any Gooferment file folder interfering with real people. Go get 'em CV57!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Aug 17 2008 6:58 AM


"Bon courage a vous tous"