JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44 - 2008 Nov 02

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College


    * POSITRACTION: “Bubbling Over”!
    * JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) correct me on Heffernan, Tom (MC1968)
    * MFound: Praise for MC
    * JObit: Davis, Robert W. [MC1968]
    * CARTOON: Obama’s seal?
    * JFound: Gahagan, Jim [MC????] does a webcast 18 November 2008
    * JEmail: Seebeck, Bill (MC1971) report on Heffernan, Thomas (MC1968)
    * JOY: Mahoney, Lisa [MC????] weds Villetto, Matthew [MC????]
    * JEmail: Heffernan, Thomas (MC1968) provides the text of his remarks
    * JFound: FitzPatrick, Brian J. (MC1980)
    * JEmail: Ellison, David (MC2009) Quadrangle Editor
    * JUpdate: Lindgren, Tom (MC1978)
    * JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) on the Quadrangle email
    * JUpdate: Serbay, Kyle (MC2008)
    * JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots positive press about MC’s Rohrssen
    * JUpdate: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965)
    * JNews: McCarrick, Ed [MC????]
    * JObit: McLaughlin, Edward J. [MC1956]
    * QUADRANGLE: October 21, 2008
    * JUpdate: Menchise, Louis (MC1987)
    * JFound: Marra, Dan [MC2004]
    * Comment on CARTOON: Obama and Acorn! by Breen, Jerry (MC1971) by Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)
    * Comment on JObit: Rivera, Belen [MC????] by The Rivera family
    * Comment on JObit: O’Hagan, Stephen E. [MC1969] by Rosemary Nugent
    * Comment on JObit: MC1941 Acierno, Louis J. (RIP) by Massimo Pomponio
    * ENDNOTE: Catholic Church has made no exception regarding abortion!

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POSITRACTION: “Bubbling Over”!



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When people are fully alive they bubble over with joy. This joy is neither silly giddiness nor ignoring reality. This joy is rather the full engagement that comes from doing what you love. At its best, such engagement is not only self-serving (there’s nothing wrong with that) it’s also life-serving (bringing joy to many others in the process). When was the last time that you bubbled over with joy and blessed others in the process?

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I find this fellow’s work very inspiring. Not that I do much. But. It does make me think about what I could be doing? Have you “bubbled over” today? This week? This lifetime?

Submitted humbly for your consideration,
The Collector In Chief

p.s., does a “chief” have to have “indians”?

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    * Posted on: Sat, Oct 25 2008 11:37 PM


JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) correct me on Heffernan, Tom (MC1968)

From: “Richard A. Lawrence”
Date: October 26, 2008 10:00:00 AM EDT
To: “Ferdinand J. Reinke”
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 43 - 2008 Oct 26

At 07:25 10/26/2008, you wrote:

Heffernan, Thomas (MC????)

F. John, Tom Heffernan was one of our classmates, MC1968.

[JR: Thanks, Dick. Much appreciated. Didn't have him ided that way.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Oct 26 2008 9:05 AM


MFound: Praise for MC


Manhattan College, an excellent community of students and teachers, it offers much more than you would expect from a college in the Bronx.

about 13 hours ago from web
Najee K. Jeremiah

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Engineering Awareness Day, November 11th, 2008 @ Manhattan College

about 13 hours ago from web in reply to engineeringMoi_bigger
najee_jeremiahNajee K. Jeremiah
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[JR: Interesting what you can find when you "listen".]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Oct 27 2008 5:49 AM


JObit: Davis, Robert W. [MC1968]



Robert Davis

Robert W. Davis, 67, died at his family’s home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 10, 1941, in New York City, he was the son of Richard and Anamay (Zutell) Davis.

He received his BA in Electric Engineering from Manhattan College and his MA in Nuclear and Electronic Engineering from RPI. In 1962, his career began with the NASA Space Program and in 1965, he reassigned to Knolles Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) as Electrical Design Engineer, primarily on the Los Angeles Class Submarine Project. As a result of his ability and dedication, Bob was promoted to manager of the Trident Submarine Field Office. In 1991, Bob transferred to KAPL Prototype Training Facility in Windsor and served there until his retirement in 1998. In his over 33 years at KAPL, Bob was well respected and a valued asset to his co-workers and the Naval Nuclear Program.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Judith, His daughter and son in law, Barbara and Victor of East Lyme; and his grandson, Robert Davis of Waterford; two brothers, John and Richard and their devoted wife’s, Bridget and Kathy; and many nieces and nephews, also survive him.

Bob’s two sons, Robert and Brian, predeceased him.

The funeral will assemble at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday at the Thomas L. Neilan and Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic, and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Agnes Church, Haigh Ave., Niantic at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory can be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society at Saint Agnes Church, Haigh Ave., Niantic, CT 06357.

Please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com for directions or to sign the family’s online guest book.

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Dear John,

I believe that Bob is a member of the Class of 1968.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. But, ouch, that's cut close to home!]

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Davis, Robert W. [MC1968]

Guestbook: http://cli.gs/XS7W9Z

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    * Posted on: Mon, Oct 27 2008 6:04 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Oct 29 2008 9:48 PM


CARTOON: Obama’s seal?


From: Jerry Breen
Date: October 27, 2008 6:45:53 PM EDT
To: John Reinke
Subject: new Obama cartoon
Obama's Seal of Office


John: As you know, I don’t usually collaborate with anyone else on political cartoons, but sometimes I make an exception. A few days ago, Lonnie Mussell, a small business man from Stockbridge, Georgia, who owns a construction business, sent me the idea for this cartoon, which I drew for him. Much like the celebrated “Joe the plumber”, Lonnie is concerned that Obama’s tax plans would actually punish the middle class and small businesses. And like Joe, he was shocked by Obama’s answer that Joe should support Obama’s efforts to “spread the wealth around”. (Obama’s commitment to Socialist redistribution of wealth was confirmed by a 2001 Chicago Public Radio interview in which he described his plans at great length.) So I was only too glad to help Lonnie out by illustrating his concept. Here it is. Sincerely, Jerry Breen

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    * Posted on: Mon, Oct 27 2008 5:55 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Oct 28 2008 7:22 PM


JFound: Gahagan, Jim [MC????] does a webcast 18 November 2008



What’s Next? Real Answers for Tough Times

LIVE Nov 18, 2008 02:00 PM ET

Register for this complimentary webcast today!


(Source: Sterling Commerce) The current financial crisis has impacted everyone. Organizations are consolidating, others are waiting for the next crisis and leaders are planning their next move.

What’s your organization doing to mitigate operational risk while reducing costs to come out of the other side successfully? Find answers from top organizations and industry analysts.


Jim Gahagan: Global Industry Executive, Financial Services, for Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). In this role, Gahagan develops sales and marketing strategies to better serve the financial services markets, based on his 25+ years of managerial and consulting experience in financial and information systems management. Gahagan began his financial services career in 1980 at Merrill Lynch. Over the next 12 years, he held a series of progressively more important positions at the company, culminating in his position as vice president of the Financial Systems Group. Subsequently, he moved to Goldman Sachs & Co, where he was responsible for global application development and technology support in his role as vice president, Corporate Services. Gahagan holds a bachelor of science in accounting and business administration from Manhattan College and a master of business administration in information systems and corporate finance from Pace University.

{Extraneous Deleted}

This event takes place on November 18, 2008 02:00 PM ET / November 18, 2008 11:00 AM.

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Gahagan, Jim [MC????]

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JEmail: Seebeck, Bill (MC1971) report on Heffernan, Thomas (MC1968)

From: Seebeck, Bill (MC1971)
Date: October 27, 2008 11:37:03 PM EDT
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 43 - 2008 Oct 26

Dear John,

Tom Heffernan was Class of 1968. He was a great guy back then and I can report after my phone call to congratulate him on his honorary doctorate, he is still the same great guy today.

Bill Seebeck ‘71

[JR: Well, Dick and Mike reported that Class Year also. Which I appreciate. When someone has a minute, it would be nice to have the text of his remarks that were so inspiring. Too bad it wasn't video taped. Or at least audio recorded. With YouTube being viral amoung the youth, we are missing at lest one way to reach out to help MC recruit. Besides, old alums need inspiration too. Especially in the "interesting times" we are living in. Isn't that the old Chinese curse? Thanks for the report. fjohn68]

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JOY: Mahoney, Lisa [MC????] weds Villetto, Matthew [MC????]



Posted: 12:50 am October 26, 2008


July 11 - Though Lisa Mahoney and Matthew Villetto met at Manhattan College in The Bronx, their love has seen all of NYC. The couple had their first date at Rockefeller Center. Eight years later, Villetto, who works in new development marketing for Citi Habitats and Mahoney, a teacher at PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, wed at St. Thomas More Church Breezy Point, Queens. Then it was off to Long Island where 250 guests joined the duo for a celebration at the Lawrence Country Club.

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Mahoney, Lisa [MC????]

Villetto, Matthew [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Oct 28 2008 3:38 AM


JEmail: Heffernan, Thomas (MC1968) provides the text of his remarks


From: Heffernan, Thomas (MC1968)
Date: October 28, 2008 8:46:03 AM EDT
To: “reinke, fjohn68″
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 43 - 2008 Oct 26

Thanks so much for the nice note and the response from one of the inductees. Of course I am happy to attach my brief remarks. And thanks again for the JJ blog.

Best Tom Heffernan

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On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 4:05 AM, reinke, fjohn68 wrote:

Dear Fellow Jasper Tom ‘68:

If possible, do you have the text of your remarks and would you be willing to share them with the Jasper Jottings community? Evidently, you hit home with at least one of the listeners. (Someone who was there left a comment on the Jasper Jottings story.)

Either way, thanks for considering it and thanks for inspiring,


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[JR: The link at the top is to the text of his remarks. Any problems please let me know.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Oct 28 2008 9:02 AM


JFound: FitzPatrick, Brian J. (MC1980)


Brian J. FitzPatrick
Employer: BearingPoint, Inc.
Position: Senior Manager
Time Period: 1998 - Present
Location: McLean, VA

* Loyola College in Maryland ‘97 MBA
* Manhattan College ‘90 ME, Environmental Engineering
* Manhattan College ‘88 Civil Engineering
* Chaminade High School ‘84

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[[JR: Befriended me on Facebook.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Oct 30 2008 7:47 AM


JEmail: Ellison, David (MC2009) Quadrangle Editor


Jasper Jottings and the Quadrangle
Between You and David Ellison

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From: David Ellison

October 29 at 1:26pm


I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Quadrangle. I check your site frequently for possible stories. I am disapointed to see with the re-launch of our website that you have not blogged about any of our stories. I understand a past editor got upset at you. However, I am going to encourage for my last month as editor that you mcquadrangle.org as much as you can. I understand Jasper Jottings is a great way to keep alumni connected. Please do not shy away from the Quadrangle’s website. We recently put out our Election Issue in which I wrote three very interesting articles. I encourage you to check it out. It should be up on the webiste within the next 24 hours or so.

I also encoruage you to check this out. I was interviewed for an article in the NY Times.


If you need anything let me know



Source: www.nytimes.com

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FROM: John Reinke

October 29 at 4:21pm


The past editor didn’t just get me upset.

I was threatened with copyright infringement. Lame, from someone who obviously didn’t have a clue. I shared the email exchange with both my personal lawyer and a fellow alum lawyer who helps with Jasper Jottings Mike McE.

It wasn’t a matter of being annoyed.

Now, everyone, on my side of the fence, agreed that cross posting the headlines was well within “fair use”. We all decided discretion was the better part of valor. So, I just proceeded to ignore the Quadrangle.

It was bitter because several years prior the then editor asked, and I gladly, interceded with the Administration and the IT folks about the Quadrangle and its needs. I did some “selling” how the Quadrangle was an “institutional necessity despite being annoying”. No good deed goes unpunished.

Unfortunately, that legacy seems to require rediscovery with each change of years.

So, you want me to cover the Quadrangle in Jasper Jottings?


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FROM: David Ellison

October 29 at 7:57pm

I would love if you covered us. My job as Editor-in-Chief is to not only improve the paper and make sure it gets out but to also get people reading. Whatever network building I can do, I will take.

What did you think of the NY Times article?

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From: John Reinke

Today at 9:46am


OK. I’ll begin to cover the Quadrangle. As I was doing in the past. Please pass the word along to your successor that I wear a white hat. Friendly fire incidents take a lot out of the receiver.

WRT the times article, you asked so I’ll give you some feedback. I don’t have much respect for the Times as a newspaper. It’s “liberal” bias always shows. Funny how the word “liberal” has been perverted from it’s original meaning of “champion of individual liberty” to “destruction of any personal responsibility”. It’s a well written story and it’s not hard to distill the bias, but it is there. Right in the title, it sets the tone “Big Smirk”.

Yup, you got your 15 minutes of fame. If they caught you unprepared, you did fine. If you had time to think about it, I think you’d have been better served to be supportive Brother Scanlan’s ideal. Regardless of agreement with the strategy and tactics, you might have defended his vision, his right to set standards, and his defense of the sanctity of women. See it’s far too easy to “smirk” at those that buck the tide of secular progressiveness.

I know the man personally. He’s one who has great dreams for his students. I don’t think that was a good strategy or tactic, but he’s up at the bridge steering and I’m down in the engine room shoveling coal. He’s got perspectives and insights, I can only dream of ever having. I had many bosses; many of whom I knew I could do their job better. He’s a leader that I know I couldn’t replace. Not that anyone is going to trust me to inspire a few thousand children to do what’s right for them.

Virginity should be considered an issue of woman’s rights, liberty, and equality. Instead, the article got a chance to intimate that male Jaspers are horny dogs just like the rest of men. And, we’ll just politely leave out the implied characterization of the female Jaspers as too stupid to know what’s good for them without a club to reinforce their beliefs. A sad erroneous characterization of the Jasper — men and women — that I know.

No, that’s certainly not like any of the Jaspers I know. Not saints by any means. (Myself included!) But certainly not needing a club to tell them what’s right and wrong. Strong willed, hard headed, with courage and fortitude to follow their visions. In the face of any opposition. And certainly not in need of any crutch to do what they think is right.

I have never figured out whether it is the education that makes that character, the institution attracts and selects those type of people, or is it a good people come to an institution that transforms the raw iron into steel? Lest you think I’m biased, I am. But I have a lot of obits as anecdotal evidence that Manhattan College produces a lot of good and some great people. It can’t be by accident.

Not that I agree with them all, like for example Rudy, but I am certainly impressed with what they have accomplished as a body of work.

So now you know more than you ever wanted to know about what I thought of the Times article.

LOL, sorry you asked?


p.s.: Given the scandals in reporting, it might make an interesting follow up to see if the three students cited in the article exist, said what’s attributed to them, or were taken out of context. Break that story, and you might get a Pulitzer for investigative journalism! Wasn’t that Gray fellow brought down on the details of a filler story he wrote. And, then stuff just unwound. That would certainly put the Quadrangle on the map!

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[JR: We'll resume covering the Quadrangle in the spirit of Jasper cooperation. Until the next editor chimes in with "copyright law". :-) Or whatever.]

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JUpdate: Lindgren, Tom (MC1978)

Lindgren, Tom (MC1978)

Poyner Spruill

Raleigh, NC 27614

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JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) on the Quadrangle email

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: October 30, 2008 1:02:21 AM EDT
To: “reinke, fjohn68″
Subject: Re: Any comments about this email from The Quad editor?

Dear John,

At a recent meeting of the National Alumni Council, the governing body of the Manhattan College Alumni Society, I raised the question of Jasper Jottings being threatened for using “stuff” from the Quad. The representative said she was surprised and would look into the issue - I assume that this is the result. So we should feel free to use as much or as little as we see fit.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated for looking out for Jasper Jottings. I'll resume reporting the highlights and link as I was doing before the old editor threw a hissey fit. Until the next editor with pre-law wants to throw another fit. Guess they never learned the internet arithmetic that "1+1 equals more eyeballs for everyone". Wry frown of concern. ]

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JUpdate: Serbay, Kyle (MC2008)

Kyle Serbay

MC Alumni Class 2008

PHED teacher ps 221

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JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots positive press about MC’s Rohrssen


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: October 30, 2008 2:03:47 AM EDT
To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”
Subject: Basketball Coach

Dear John,

The NY Daily News at page 66 in the 10/29/08 edition has a piece on Manhattan’s Basketball Coach, Barry Rohrssen.

I have copy if you need it.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I have the link to it above. IT was a very positive article. And, at risk of aggravating the "no sports" crowd, well worth the few minutes to read it.]

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JUpdate: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965)

Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) Retired Engineer Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

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JNews: McCarrick, Ed [MC????]




Ed McCarrick
Last updated: 5:27 am October 29, 2008
Posted: 3:59 am October 29, 2008

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Among the top dogs on individual magazines who are known to be leaving is Ed McCarrick, a 35-year veteran of the company and the current president and worldwide publisher of Time magazine. He’s retiring.

“This was my choice,” McCarrick, 59, said yesterday when reached at his home in New Canaan, Conn.

McCarrick is an old-school publisher, whose career was built on relationships with ad agency executives, fostered on the golf course and over steak dinners and two-martini lunches of a bygone era.

He joined the company in 1973 as a sales trainee straight out of Manhattan College and learned the craft in the far corners of the Time Inc. empire in Boston and Minneapolis before moving back to New York in the mid-1980s.

He held ad sales jobs at Time, Life and People before moving into Time Inc. corporate sales. He got his first publisher role at Life in 1993.

He moved back to Time as publisher in 1999 and added the president’s title in December 2005.

McCarrick had developed a particularly strong bond with Jim Kelly, the longtime executive editor who moved into the top editor’s job when Walter Isaacson stepped down.

There’s nobody in the world I enjoyed more than Jim Kelly,” McCarrick said. “I mean no offense to Rick Stengel [the current managing editor], but Jim could complete my sentences for me.”

McCarrick was a second-generation ad salesman. His father worked for years at US News & World Report but died at 57, a mere six years after the younger McCarrick started working at Time Inc.

“My dad was always proud that I worked for Time. He considered it the gold standard,” he said. “And I still consider it the gold standard.”

But it’s one that has been under enormous pressure thanks to the changes sweeping the publishing world, and the defection of ad dollars to the Internet.

McCarrick said that time.com currently accounts for 12 percent of the revenue of the Time magazine brand, up from virtually nothing a few years ago. But ad pages in the print version have tumbled.

No replacement is expected to be named as president.

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McCarrick, Ed [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Oct 30 2008 7:41 PM


JObit: McLaughlin, Edward J. [MC1956]



Edward J. McLaughlin
October 28, 2008

The Honorable Edward J. McLaughlin, 78, died peacefully at home on Tuesday evening, surrounded by his loving family. A longtime resident of Syracuse, Ed was born in the Bronx, NY. He was the son of Rudolph and Abigail. Ed was a decorated Korean War veteran, awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and was inducted into the Army OCS Hall of Fame. Following Korea, Ed graduated from Manhattan College, then Villanova Law School. He married Arden Shaughnessy in 1958. Judge McLaughlin was a Family Court Judge in Onondaga County from 1973 to 1992. His distinguished career also included being an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Principal Assistant District Attorney (Onondaga County) and an adjunct professor at Syracuse University College of Law. He was active in the VFW, American Legion and the Navy League. Ed is survived by Arden, his loving wife of over 50 years; his children, Rody (Kathy) of Herndon, VA, Betsy of Syracuse, Ted (Melissa) of Blue Bell, PA, and Christian (Kristen) of West Chesterfield, NH, and 12 grandchildren. Donations, in lieu of flowers can be made to the Holy Cross Church building fund. Friends are invited to call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee St., DeWitt. Burns Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13214. To leave a note of condolence for the family, please visit www.burnsgarfield.com Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in the Syracuse Post Standard from 10/30/2008 - 10/31/2008

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: October 31, 2008 3:33:46 PM EDT
To: “reinke, fjohn68″
Cc: McEneney, Edward J. (MC1959)

Subject: Re: Jasper Obit: McLaughlin, Edward J. [MC????]

Dear John,

The Judge is a member of the Class of 1956. He was raised in Woodlawn and was on the Swim Team at All Hallows High School and earlier on the St. Barnabas CYO swim Team. On a Sunday morning of the CYO finals, Ed was by this time a star swimmer at All Hallows, the best swimmer for St. Barnabas was sick. The Moderator for the team, Fr. Breen sought Ed out and asked him to fill in at the meet. Ed protested but Father told it was okay and no one would know and it would be good for the boys to have a good showing at the meet. Ed agreed and won the feature race. His picture appeared in the Catholic News the next week with the caption stating that “Anthony Adamo was the winner”. Since Ed was a bright Red Head with the Map of Ireland on his face, the secret was out and the crown was forfeited!

Many more stories come to mind such as in later years he took a one day course in Sky Diving and jumped with a chute that too small for his weight, landed wrong and broke both ankels, knees and hips and was in traction for months! He was an inch shorter when it was over.

A great Lawyer, a great Judge and a fun person. He will be missed by many!

May He Rest In Peace.


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McLaughlin, Edward J. [MC1956]

Non-Legacy Guestbook: http://www.burnsgarfield.com/post_message.php?id=292

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    * Posted on: Fri, Oct 31 2008 5:53 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Oct 31 2008 10:05 PM

QUADRANGLE: October 21, 2008


The Quadrangle
Current Issue: October 21, 2008


Men’s Baseball Annual Alumni Game by Dan Salogub in Sports

Review of Bayside’s New Record: Shudder by Bobby Rice in Arts & Entertainment

6 Letters 1 Meaning? by Dinorah C. Pena in Features

Meg’s Music Column Supporting Public Radio by Meg Driscoll in Arts & Entertainment

The World of Facebook — and its Photos by Danielle Valente in Op Ed

On a Journey Through the Past Fall Convocation Honors by Kathleen Bulson in News

Men’s Swim Team Dives into Inaugural Season by Chuck Daly in Sports

Donna Frietas Shares the Truth About Hooking-Up by Marlisse Cepeda in News

Students Make Impact with Hands-On Service by Katie Kerbstat in Features

Get With the Wireless Program MC! by Carly Hertica in Op Ed


* Fair Trade Speaker Sheds Light on Important Issue

* News Briefs

* On a Journey Through the Past

* Peace Building in Uganda

* Donna Frietas Shares the Truth About Hooking-Up

Op Ed

* Garden Gourmet Blossoms on Broadway

* Got Issues? No Problem

* Laundry Room Etiquette

* Notes from the Editor

* P/C: What Is Uptstate New York?

* P/C: What Is Uptstate New York?

* Get With the Wireless Program MC!

* The World of Facebook — and its Photos


* For the Love of the Pipe and Drum Band

* October Awareness, Think Pink!

* The Holocaust Resource Center’s Evolving Mission

* This Week In Jasper History

* 6 Letters 1 Meaning?

* Students Make Impact with Hands-On Service

Arts & Entertainment

* Fashion Spotlight

* What’s On Your iPod?

* Review of Bayside’s New Record: Shudder

* Meg’s Music Column


* Jasper’s Offense Frozen by Gaels

* Jaspers Hope to Dance Their Way to Nationals

* Men’s Baseball Annual Alumni Game

* Sports Briefs

* Men’s Swim Team Dives into Inaugural Season

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JUpdate: Menchise, Louis (MC1987)

Louis Menchise
‘87B (Finance)
Gileo Productions/BetterFlicks.com

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JFound: Marra, Dan [MC2004]


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About the authors:

Dan Marra began working for the Journal News this past September. He graduated from Manhattan College in 2004 and from John F. Kennedy High School in 2000. While at Kennedy, he ran cross-country and track. He is excited to be covering the sport that he participated in throughout his four years in high school. Dan loves all sports, but has, what some may say, an unhealthy obsession with the New York Giants.

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Marra, Dan [MC2004]

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Comment on CARTOON: Obama and Acorn! by Breen, Jerry (MC1971) by Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

I object to the use of the word “educate” in the explanation of excessive use of text in a “cartoon” — when the more accurate and truthful word would have been “propagandize.” But if school isn’t out yet, there ought to be a matching cartoon with the other candidate, as the link below outlines.

rak, ‘73


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Comment on JObit: Rivera, Belen [MC????] by The Rivera family

Thank you for your message. My mother was very proud of her school and talked about her years there often. Thank you for remembering and caring enough to send condolences. With appreciation, The Rivera family

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Comment on JObit: O’Hagan, Stephen E. [MC1969] by Rosemary Nugent

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. He was a great man and proud to be a Jasper.

Rosemary Nugent (Steve’s sister)

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Comment on JObit: MC1941 Acierno, Louis J. (RIP) by Massimo Pomponio

My dear, lovable, funny, smart uncle “zio”. A great man.

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ENDNOTE: Catholic Church has made no exception regarding abortion!


Catholic Church has made no exception regarding abortion since ancient times

October 26, 2008

Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop, Catholic Diocese of Wilmington

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In his interview with The News Journal published Oct. 19, Sen. Joe Biden presents a seriously erroneous picture of Catholic teaching on abortion. He said, “I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years,” and claimed repeatedly that the Church has a nuanced view of the subject that leaves a great deal of room for uncertainty and debate.

This is simply incorrect. The teaching of the Church is clear and not open to debate. Abortion is a grave sin because it is the wrongful taking of an innocent human life. The Church received the tradition opposing abortion from Judaism. In the Greco-Roman world, early Christians were identifiable by their rejection of the common practices of abortion and infanticide.

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This Sunday, all the parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will pray the Litany of St. Thomas More, martyr and patron saint of statesmen, politicians and lawyers. We will ask St. Thomas More to intercede so all statesmen and politicians may be courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life. We hope Sen. Biden will carefully listen to the Church’s 2,000 years of testimony on abortion and that he will join in the defense and promotion of the sanctity of life.

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[JR: Seems to sum the issue up!]

[JR: (Added a compilation time) According to some sources Catholics make up 25% of the vote. That means that O can not be elected unless Catholics vote for him. It would seem that on this FUNDAMENTAL issue of human rights, Catholics who pull the lever for O are "Catholics In Name Only". Everyone's a sinner; me included. This seems to be the equivlent of "endorsing the Holacaust" because Hitler had other redeeming social values. I've queried my MC students about their support for O and their attendence at MC . Never got a congent rationalization. One can only pray for His Grace to save all these children. Free will is a dangerous thing. Sometimes one gets what one chooses.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Nov 1 2008 8:37 PM

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"Bon courage a vous tous"