JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 - 2009 March 01

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



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POSITRACTION: Pennsylvania Most Pro-Life State in America

Pennsylvania Most Pro-Life State in America, California Least, According to AUL State Rankings
Source: Americans United for Life

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   Americans United for Life (AUL) today released its sixth annual ranking of the most and least pro-life states. Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and South Dakota top the ranking, while California, Hawaii, and Vermont ranked lowest.

   “AUL’s annual ranking highlights the significant progress we are making each year toward a more pro-life America,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO. “There is every reason for optimism even in the face of new challenges. Since the election, we have seen a huge outpouring of grassroots support for our work opposing the radically pro-abortion Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) as well as hundreds of inquiries about life-affirming legislation.”

   While AUL’s criteria covers states’ treatment of all life issues, final rankings depend largely on each state’s enactment of prudent and well-supported laws. Such laws fence in the abortion license granted by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade. Among the laws AUL looks for are informed consent, parental involvement for minors, medically-supported regulation of abortion providers, and limitations on the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion.

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[JR: One can only hope that this ... ... genocide ... ... stops. Unfortunately, with supposedly "liberals" in charge, that's not likely. I'd suggest that we attack their use of a heroic label, "liberal", for their socialist agenda. In the days of the "Divine Right of Kings", liberal was Holy Mother Church defending the serfs. And, "liberal" proclaiming the Lockian negative rights of every man. The DofI (Declaration of Independence) is a "liberal" statement of the rights of the sovereign individual.THe DOWGs (Dead Old White Guys) hit the nail on the head ... ... "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." That's a "liberal" agenda! Right to Life. Without it all other rights are meaningless. IMHO]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 22 2009 12:37 PM

ADMINISTRIVIA: This week’s issue has a defective index

Defective index?

I use an open source (i.e., free) package to compose Jasper Jottings. This week, as well as in some past weeks, the index (i.e., the table of contents) does not have links just a plain text listing of the contents. I couldn’t make NVU generate the required index.

Now, I’m annoyed.

So, I’m going to either figure out why or get a better solution.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I figured it was better to push the issue out the door than hold it for a fix.

If, or when, I do get a fix, I’ll replace it where possible. That usually would mean everywhere but the Yahoo Group and it’s associated email.

Argh! Somethings sometimes this is more frustrating than a real job. At least at a real job, I’d get paid and it wouldn’t be my problem,

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 22 2009 9:40 AM

MFound: 8th Annual Water Conference


8th Annual Water Conference & Membership Meeting Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Bronx Council for Environmental Quality 8th Annual Water Conference & Membership Meeting Wednesday, March 18, 2009 3:30pm to 7pm Manhattan College, Leo Engineering Building 3825 Corlear Avenue @…

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 22 2009 1:37 PM

JEmail: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) cites the definition of “lay”

From: “Gerard M. Delaney (MC1975)”
Date: February 22, 2009 12:29:41 PM EST
To: John Reinke
Subject: ‘Lay” Presidents


The first article you referenced on the selection of Dr. O’Connell referred to him as the first “lay” president of our Alma Mater. In Canon Law, all of our presidents have been lay, as religious brothers are not clerics. I know, this is inside baseball, but it is as important a distinction (for certain values of important) as that between Riverdale and Manhattanville.

To demonstrate that he has renounced Satan (or at least Fordham), will Dr. O’Connell be required to declaim the Fordham Ram’s dietary preferences from Center Court during the first Home game of his Presidency?

We should all keep Dr. O’Connell in our prayers, as his success is essential to Manhattan’s future.

Gerard Delaney ‘75

[JR: Good "eye". I have always been amazed at Brother President's ability to "herd cats". I pray our new President (either one) is blessed as well. I can see getting someone but from Fordham? Seriously, I think that MC has turned a corner here. And, it's not a good change imho. Things will change. Change happens. And, it's rarely good. Maybe I'll be surprised.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 22 2009 2:37 PM

JFound: Parisi, Mike [MC2006] From Wikipedia


Mike Parisi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Michael Richard Parisi (born April 18, 1983 in Huntington, New York) is a Minor league baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

He was drafted in the 9th round of the 2004 MLB draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He also was invited to spring training in 2007 and 2008. Parisi went to and graduated Manhattan College in 2006 and was a pitcher for the Manhattan College Jaspers. On November 20, 2007, Parisi was added to the Cardinals 40-man roster in order to keep him from being lost in the Rule 5 draft.

On May 4, 2008, Parisi was called up to the big-league club.[1] Parisi made his MLB debut on May 5, 2008 at Coors Field. He pitched a scoreless inning of relief and his first career strikeout was against Matt Herges.

On November 20, 2008, the Cardinals outrighted him to its AAA affiliate (Memphis Redbirds), reducing their 40-man roster to 36.[2]

Parisi is only the second Major League Baseball player to hail from Sachem High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York on Long Island.

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Parisi, Mike [MC2006]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 23 2009 8:48 AM

JEmail: Paluszek, M. J. (1980) via twitter

Paluszek, M. J. (1980)

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Krugman finance blog Calculated Risk suggests that instead of calling the process nationalization, we should call it “preprivatization”

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 23 2009 11:36 AM

JEmail: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) ids Schreifer

From: “Moore, Kevin (MC1980)”
Date: February 23, 2009 12:38:36 PM EST
To: ferdinandreinke
Subject: Russ Schreifer

Dear CIC,

  Russ Schreifer is indeed a Jasper and one of “ours “. He is a member of the class of 1980. I remember him inviting Perry B. Duryea to speak when he was running for governor as a Republican. The meeting was not very well attended, perhaps because no “refreshments” were served. It also could have been due to the dearth of Republicans on campus at the time.

Kevin Moore

[JR: Thanks, Kevin. Appreciate the help.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 23 2009 2:01 PM

JUpdate: Gilson, Robert (MC1977)


Gilson, Robert (MC1977)
Vice President
Rockwood Search Associates
Greater New York City Area
Industry Human Resources

Manhattan College
1973 – 1977

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 23 2009 2:32 PM

JHQ: March with Manhattan College



March with Manhattan College and the oldest Catholic College Alumni Society.

St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meet at West 45th Street between 5th & 6th Ave.

11:30 a.m. (No Later!)

Buying a sash from the Gaelic Society for $5 is required to join the Manhattan contingent. No stragglers will be allowed to join the line of march so please arrive on time. Please dress and act appropriately - no “odd ball” dress, funny hats, beads or commerical advertising will be permitted by order of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. For more information visit their official website here.

The 12th Annual White Plains
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Also, plan on joining us for the White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14, 2009, 11:00 a.m. Alumni and students will be led down Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, NY by the Manhattan College Pipes & Drums in their 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Line-up is promptly at 11:00 a.m. on Mamaroneck Ave. at the intersection of Old Mamaroneck Road.

For more information please contact Pipe Major Tom McCarthy at (718) 862-7454 or by e-mail at thomas.mccarthy@manhattan.edu

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 23 2009 4:03 PM

JFound: Montoni, Steven (MC2011?) luring other to MC?


Steven Montoni ’07 stopped in to see how the Science Olympiad team was doing. He attends Manhattan College and is a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. He stopped in to see most of the entire faculty it seems.

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Montoni, Steven (MC2011?)

[JR: Nice to see encouraging folks that there is life after high school. Maybe some will follow him to MC?]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 23 2009 4:28 PM

MFound: Manhattan College Sunday Mass

Manhattan College Sunday Mass
Manhattan College
Student Groups - Religious Groups


This group is designed for all those who wish to give service during Sunday Mass in the Chapel of St.John Baptist De La Salle and his Brothers.

Express your interest in serving as: an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector, Gift Presenter, or Usher. Simply post your interest and availability. As Sundays approach, an event will be posted with assignments.

Note: This is an excellent way to be active in the community’s prayer life. Also, its a great place for any type of service hours you may need to be signed off on.

Contact Info

Chapel Sacristy
Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY

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[JR: Placed here so the students, and maybe alumni, would know it exists.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Feb 23 2009 8:49 PM

JBlogger: Daly, Thomas (MC2012) a runner’s comeback blog


Running Renaissance
I’ve been physically and mentally broken down as a runner and I’m documenting my comeback leading up to my ultimate goal of running collegiately.
Monday, February 23, 2009
College Background: The Comeback

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The Weeks after surgery were very awful. My doctor assured me it was a 100% success. She said my calf was really trapped and when she released the pressure it shot out. I cant tell to, my calfs are are bigger now. I had a great physical therapist, and he got me right back on track. All my friends were good to me during that time, coming to visit me when I could not go out, and picking me up to go out when I could not drive. Same with my ex girlfriend, she was over just about everyday, and I really think they all helped me recover faster.

Now I am back at college, I just ordered a new pair of Newton Running shoes, and I am starting to alternate running and walking and my calves feel very very very good. I haven’t felt this good in a long time. It’s been a long road to recovery, and I’ve been through a lot, but I’m going to keep at it.

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Daly, Thomas (MC2012)

[JR: Very interesting.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 24 2009 12:31 AM

JFound: Keenan, John F. [MC1951] From Wikipedia


John F. Keenan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Fontaine Keenan (b. 1929 in New York, NY) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Keenan received a B.B.A. from Manhattan College in 1951 and an LL.B from Fordham University School of Law, in 1954. He was nominated to the court by Ronald Reagan on September 13, 1983, to a seat vacated by Lloyd F. MacMahon, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 20, 1983, and received his commission on September 20, 1983. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1996.

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Keenan, John F. [MC1951]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 24 2009 8:52 AM

MFound: Mary Diedrich’s NYT comment


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Mary Diedrich on Giving Recess More Respect:

on Well from 14 hours ago

   I am currently studying at Manhattan College to become a teacher. I have had experience in the classroom, and of course been a student myself. I feel that it is absolutely necessary for students, especially those at the elementary level, to get time to play outdoors. At school students are expected to exercise their minds, shouldn’t they also get the chance to exercise their bodies? Most of the time children are assigned so much homework, and have after school commitments that playing after school is not an option. I feel recess absolutely helps children to have a balanced day. It allows them to get out any cramped up energy, as well as create a social aspect for children! Students would hate school if they were given no time to enjoy themselves. Shouldn’t we be making learning fun and school a desirable place for students? If recess time is not allotted then this cannot occur. Yayyy for recess!!!

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[JR: Ours?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 25 2009 7:45 AM

JObit: Conforti, Mario Joseph [MC1938]


Mario Joseph Conforti

Conforti, Mario Joseph, 94, of Pembroke Pines, FL passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009. Beloved husband of Perla Conforti of 67 years. Devoted and loving father of Diane Potter, of Vail, CO and Linda Conforti of Denver, CO. Loving grandfather of Travis & Justin of Vail, CO. A graduate of Manhattan College and attended St. Johns University of Law for two years. He served three and a half years in the Army Air Corps in Texas as a flight trainer instructor. He was employed as a personal property appraiser in Broward County with William Markham for 24 years. He was a fifty year member of the Italian American Civic League in Hollywood, FL. In repose Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 6-9 PM where Chapel Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 PM. Private interment will take place at Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude or The American Cancer Society. Joseph A. Scarano Pines Memorial Chapel, 9000 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 954-438-8222.

Published in the Sun-Sentinel on 2/25/2009

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Conforti, Mario Joseph [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/c5j4mu

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[JR: Feeney, Grace (MCstaff) reports Conforti, Mario Joseph [MC1938] Thanks, Grace. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 25 2009 7:53 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Feb 25 2009 1:57 PM

JObit: Blake, John C. [MC1969]


John C. Blake

BLAKE, John C. John C. Blake, 61, beloved and devoted husband of Patricia (Rinehart) Blake, of South Windsor, died Monday, (February 23, 2009), at home after a long illness. John was born on December 23, 1947, to Catherine (Karnas) Blake and the late Francis Blake of Staten Island, NY. He attended St. Peter’s High School, Staten Island, NY, and Manhattan College, Bronx, NY. He held an M.Eng. and an M.B.A. from RPI. He raised his family in East Hartford, before he and Pat moved to South Windsor 13 years ago. John was employed for 35 years as an engineer and business manager for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, from which he retired in 2004. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church, South Windsor. John was known fondly as a Renaissance man; he was a grower of grapes and a maker of wine, a skilled woodworker, a gardener, a nature enthusiast, and a lover of books and music. He enjoyed boating, water and snow skiing, and traveling; he visited all 50 states and many places abroad with his family. In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, John C. Blake, Jr., his daughter-in-law Bernadeta, and his two grandchildren, Andrew and Kasia, of Chicago, IL; his daughter, Elizabeth Blake of Biddeford, ME; two brothers, Robert Blake of Staten Island and Lawrence Blake of Santa Monica, CA; a sister, Catherine Blake, and her husband Michael Gilson, of Lafayette, CA; many dear friends, including Jim Dina of South Windsor; and many beloved in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will be private. His family will receive friends Friday from 5-8 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Audubon Society, The Development Office, 2325 Burr St, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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Blake, John C. [MC????]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/adaf66

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[JR: Feeney, Grace (MCstf) reports MC1969. Thanks, Grace. Much appreciated. ]

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JObit: Kingsley, Thomas Edward [MC1948]


Thomas Edward Kingsley

SOUTHERN SHORES - Thomas Edward Kingsley, 85, passed away Feb. 22, 2009. He was born to the late Loretta Sullivan Kingsley and the late Thomas Edward Kingsley in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1923. He met the love of his life, Rosemary Donovan, whom he married after the war. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Upon his return from Europe, he continued his studies at Manhattan College from which he graduated in 1948 with a bachelor’s of science. Tom and Rosemary moved to Long Island where they raised their three children. Tom’s career as a salesman was a natural for a man who enjoyed all people and never forgot a name. In 1988, Tom and Rosemary retired to Southern Shores where he was an avid reader, enjoyed golf, their sailboat and the beauty of the area. After Rosemary’s death, he became very active in Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, N.C. He was a leader in fundraising efforts to rebuild the church, among other involvements. He will be missed greatly by his children who loved him, Thomas Kingsley and wife Bernadette, Mark Kingsley and Denise K. and husband Will Graham; grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Caitlin and Megan; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Roy; and nieces, nephews and friends. A viewing will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, today from 6 to 9 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Dr. William F. Walsh, OSFS. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at the Southern Shores Cemetery where he will join Rosemary. Visit www.twifordfh.com to sign the online register.

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Kingsley, Thomas Edward [MC1948]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/bbj6xd

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 25 2009 8:09 AM

JFound: Martin, John S. Jr. [MC1957] From Wikipedia


John S. Martin, Jr.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Stephen[citation needed] Martin, Jr. (born 1935, Brooklyn, NY) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Judge Martin received a B.A. from Manhattan College in 1957 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1961

He was nominated to the court by George H. W. Bush on January 24, 1990, to a seat vacated by Edward Weinfeld, confirmed by the United States Senate on April 5, 1990, and received his commission on April 6, 1990. He assumed senior status on May 31, 2003. His service terminated on September 30, 2003, due to retirement.

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Martin, John S. Jr. [MC1957]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Feb 25 2009 8:58 AM

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Repose of the soul of Muccilo, Lisa [MC1992 RIP]

Dedication for Lisa Muccilo ‘92 at Manhattan College Feb 28 at 2pm.

[JR: I have a prior commitment. But, at 2PM, I'll say my prayer for a beautiful young fellow Jasper engineer who completed her life's work all to soon imho. Offered for your consideration.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 26 2009 8:14 AM

JUpdate: Albin, Doug (MC2003) joined the MCAlumni Yahoo group

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 5:24 PM

Albin, Doug (MC2003) joined the ManhattanCollegeAlumni Yahoo group.

Comment from user:

I am a 2003 graduate of Manhattan College. I have a degree in Marketing and Global Business Studies. I am looking to reconnect with the community.

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[JR: Always glad to assist with connections. Since I just spoke to the Marketing Club up at MC, I'm sure they would all like to do the old Vulcan mind meld with you.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 26 2009 8:26 AM

PRAYERREQUESTED: A Jasper’s child has surgery today at 4PM

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The bad news is that surgery time has been bumped to 4pm tomorrow. It was originally 9am, then noon, and now 4pm. Yuck. Caitlin was on an all clear liquid diet today and has to fast completely tomorrow until after surgery.

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Thanks again for all the prayers and for all your words of encouragement (and of course the jokes too!)

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[JR: AND, it ain’t cosmetic!]

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UPDATE: “had a successful surgery and is out of the recovery unit”.


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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 26 2009 8:33 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Feb 27 2009 6:12 AM

JFound: West, Judith [MC????] From Wikipedia


Judith West

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Judith West is an entrepreneur business woman, political activist, radio personality and hosts her own cable network TV Show, Getting Your Money’s Worth. Owner and president of Westco Inc., based in New York City, she draws from her vast experience in business, education, philanthropy and activism to inspire people to seek achievement in their own lives. Having come from meager circumstance, West carved out a successful career in retail design and manufacturing before founding her own company, Westco. A privately held company, Westco designs and manufactures retail store fixturing for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Plaza and Caesar’s, Las Vegas, among others. A point of pride for Ms. West is that all manufacturing is done domestically facilitating a tight rein on quality control.

As a private citizen and former public school teacher, Ms. West is passionate about education, serving on the Board of Directors of the Center for Education Reform and active in promoting Charter Schools. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Hunter College following enrollment at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, her hometown. She then earned a Master of Arts degree in career counseling from Manhattan College in New York and was a doctoral candidate in business psychology at Fordham University. Prior to entering the retail world, she taught English as a Second Language and served as a curriculum and guidance director.

Westco is a national award winner, repeatedly winning prestigious annual awards from the National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers (NASFM). Westco produced many fixtures for the World of Disney retail attractions in Orlando, Florida, Euro Disney and for their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Westco’s niche is to mix unusual materials and customized design incorporating the logo of the brand to create environments that drive clients’ profits and strengthen their brands.

Ms. West is a popular personality appearing on Talk Radio and Television programs discussing a variety of issues including education reform, school choice, women’s entrepreneurship, retirement planning and business. Her own show, broadcast on WNXL-TV (Channel 26) in New York, WPMF 38 in Miami, WSCF 31 in Melbourne and Key West and on the internet, “Getting Your Money’s Worth” is dedicated to producing quality programming with civility and dignity. “I don’t care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and a story to tell that is timely, you’ll get a chance to freely air your opinion,” says the attractive New Yorker.

In addition to serving on the board of the Center for Education Reform, Ms. West is chairman of the Admission’s Committee of the Excelsior Corporation Board of Trustees; member of the President’s Council, Heritage Foundation; member of Development Committee, Count Me In, as well as a member of the Manhattan Institute and the National Association, Store Fixture Manufacturers.

Her accolades include 2005 Business Woman of the Year Award, Business Advisory Council, National Republican Congressional Committee; Informal Advisor, Department of Education, Washington, DC, “No Child Left Behind Workshop”; and Media Advisor, Women’s National Forum.

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West, Judith [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 26 2009 9:02 AM

JUpdate: Durning, Joseph F. (MC1980)

Durning, Joseph F. (MC1980)
District Manager-Northeast
Sales Engineer
Asahi/America, Inc.
Malden, MA 02148

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    * Posted on: Thu, Feb 26 2009 12:44 PM

JUpdate: Miller, Bill (MC1948) rejoins the “distribution”

From: “McEneney, Mike (MC1953)”
Date: February 27, 2009 12:37:59 AM EST
To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”
Subject: Bill Miller, ‘48

Dear John,

In talking with Bill Miller this evening he mentioned that he is not receiving Jasper Jottings. I told him that I would ask you to put him back on the list. His e-mail is: {Privacy Shield Invoked}. Bill was the first PR person at the College starting about 1950.


[JR: Invite extended to the Yahoo Jasper Jottings Distribution group.]

[JR: Sending a message to the following addresses with your name, class year, and some prose is an easy way on and off the list. Subscribe: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com AND Unsubscribe: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 27 2009 4:47 AM

JNews: Gialanella, David [MC1984] heads CBRE NJ


CBRE Names David Gialanella as Head of New Jersey Management Team
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 25 2009, 06:09 PM EST

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EVP Gialanella Brings Enterprise Management, Global Corporate Services Tools to CBRE NJ Market Clients and Professionals

CB Richard Ellis announced that David Gialanella, executive vice president, Brokerage, has been named to head its New Jersey management team. In assuming his new role, Mr. Gialanella will bring his deep knowledge and national experience in Enterprise Management, Global Corporate Services and marketing to CBRE’s clients and professionals in the New Jersey market.

“Dave has an outstanding record of putting innovative and effective tools into the hands of professionals and will do so for our New Jersey service line professionals,” said Mitchell E. Rudin, president and CEO, New York Tri-State Region, CBRE. “He will also serve as a productive conduit between that market and the work he continues to perform as our Global Head of Transactions Services, and a member of the Americas Brokerage Management team.”

As part of this leadership change, Jeff Hipschman, senior managing director, will expand his role to focus on statewide management of all business lines for the firm. Mr. Hipschman brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate operations experience to CBRE’s New Jersey management team, having most recently run the firm’s East Brunswick office, and prior to that the Research/IT side of CBRE’s business. Working closely with Mr. Gialanella, he will apply his unique perspective and creative ideas to furthering the firm’s business development efforts in the state. Mr. Hipschman will be in the Saddle Brook office.

In addition, Patrick Luzzi, managing director, also resident in the firm’s Saddle Brook office, will assist Messrs. Hipschman and Gialanella as he continues his management of CBRE’s New Jersey associate program and sales professionals. Expanding on this role, Mr. Luzzi will be more involved in overall brokerage management with a focus on professional development.

Mr. Gialanella, who will be in CBRE’s Saddle Brook office, joined the firm in 2005, and previously served as part of the New York Tri-State Region Leadership Team focusing on the expansion of the Region’s brokerage referral business. Under his leadership, revenue from referrals into and out of the New York Tri-State Region grew by more than 80 percent from the end of 2005 through 2007. A native of New Jersey, he has deep roots in the New York and New Jersey marketplace. Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Gialanella has held several senior level positions at CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. He holds his undergraduate degree in History from Seton Hall University. He has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and an MBA in Finance from Manhattan College.

It was announced also that Ray Sohmer, executive managing director and the former market leader for New Jersey, is returning to full-time brokerage in the state. Mr. Sohmer, who was instrumental in building CBRE into the largest brokerage firm in New Jersey, joined CBRE in 2001. Mr. Sohmer has helped to successfully guide the New Jersey operations through two major integrations — Insignia/ESG in 2003 and Trammell Crow Company in 2006/2007. In producing business for CBRE, he will continue to cultivate the many relationships he has built with Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies throughout his 26-year distinguished career.

You can find this and other CBRE New York Tri-State Region Communications and Research information at www.cbre.com/nytristatemediamagnet.

About CB Richard Ellis

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2008 revenue). With over 29,000 employees, the Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices worldwide (excluding affiliate offices). CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. CB Richard Ellis is the only commercial real estate services company named one of the 50 “best in class” companies by BusinessWeek, and was also named one of the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.

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Gialanella, David [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that David obtained his MBA in 1984.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Gialanella, David [MC1984]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 27 2009 4:59 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Feb 28 2009 7:47 PM

JFound: “Deacon Ed” [MC????]


Brings Back Memories….

February 23rd, 2009 | 5:48am

of when I attended what used to be a truly Catholic college (Manahattan College).

I commented recently at a diocesan meeting that there is no crisis in Catholic elementary education that requires the closing of all these schools. There IS a crisis in Catholic identity. Catholic parents can get good private education for their children (for the most part) but they struggle to find schools that are unabasedly Catholic in identity. If our Catholic elementary schools were very clear about their mission in the Church, Catholic parents would make the necessary sacrifices to support them. Instead, many are opting for home schooling because they cannot count on their children graduating from our Catholic elementary and high schools with their Catholicism intact and formed well enough to evangelize the world.

Written by Deacon Ed

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[JR: Now we have to figure out who "Deacon Ed" is?]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 27 2009 5:07 AM

JFound: Palmiere, Catherine [MC????] opens new
career coaching and skills counseling business


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Palmiere Career Services Debuts

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New York, NY, February 25, 2009. Catherine Palmiere is a teacher, author, and popular guest speaker at seminars and on TV. The President of her own staffing firm, Adam Personnel in New York City, Ms. Palmiere is now sharing the secrets of her success in a new career as a skills counselor and career coach.

Palmiere Career Services is the name of Catherine Palmiere’s new career coaching and skills counseling business. It’s the logical next step for Ms. Palmiere, whose meteoric rise to the top of Gotham’s staffing and employment services industry, exemplifies the know-how she imparts to her clients.

Catherine, who counts among her honors and awards, certificates as a Personal Consultant (CPC), Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA), and Professional Career Coach (CPCC), offers guidance, assessment, and coaching both for individuals and for employers seeking enhanced personal growth and achievement.

Ms. Palmiere, who says “It’s time to start giving back by sharing my methods and skills,” proudly displays a file full of testimonials like this one from M.B. of Brooklyn: “Thank you for coaching me through those interview questions. I nailed the interview and landed the job of my dreams.”

Ms. Palmiere, who took her B.S. and M.B.A. in Management at Manhattan College, teaches at New York’s prestigious Grace Institute and is the author, with Patrick O’Halloran of the New York City College of Technology, of Unlocking the Door to Your Career: Guidelines to Finding the Perfect Job and Taking Charge of Your Life, due out in April.

When she’s not at the helm of Adam Personnel, one of the few woman-owned staffing and employment agencies in the country, you’ll find her conducting workshops and interviews, most recently on news channel NY1, where Tara Lynn Wagner featured Catherine in “Resumes Help Applicants Stand Out In Flooded Job Market.”

For more information about career coaching and skills counseling, please visit the Palmiere Career Services website at http://www.palmierecareerservices.com, or call Ms. Palmiere at (212) 557-9162.

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Palmiere, Catherine [MC????] opens new career coaching and skills counseling business

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 27 2009 5:12 AM

JObit: Burke, Patrick J. [MC1943]


Patrick J. Burke
(Asbury Park Press)



Patrick J. Burke, 86, of Buford, Ga., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. Mr. Burke was born April 10, 1922 in New York City. He was a graduate from Manhattan College in Bronx, NY. He was a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces. He was a retired postal clerk at the Munsey Mail Processing Facility in Munsey, NY after 25 years of service and he also was a retired policeman after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Police Benevolence Association.

He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Linda Burke of Buford, Ga., Michael Burke of Del Ray Beach, Fla., Patrick and Karla Burke of Wilmington, N.C., and James Burke of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Margaret Gannon of Mount Kisco, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for a later date. Interment will be in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, West Chester, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN or to Compassionate Hospice in memory of Patrick J. Burke. Arrangements are by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga., www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

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Burke, Patrick J. [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/d4khas

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Grace Feeney (MCstf) messaged in: “Patrick J. Burke was the class of `43″

[JR: Thanks, Grace. Much appreciated. ]

Burke, Patrick J. [MC1943]  

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 27 2009 5:24 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Feb 27 2009 2:24 PM

JFound: Ramos, Dr. Ángel (MC1971) From Wikipedia


Ángel Ramos (educator)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dr. Ángel Ramos (born 1949) was the founder of the National Hispanic Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Superintendent of the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, and was one of the few deaf person of Hispanic descent to earn a doctorate from Gallaudet University.[1]

Early years

Ramos was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the early 1950s, Ramos’ parents left the island and moved to New York City. Shortly afterward, his parents divorced, and as a result he and his sister were raised by his mother, who worked as a seamstress. They lived in a poor apartment building, along with a number of relatives. Ramos attended public school, leading a normal child’s life until 1959 when, while nine years old, he lost his hearing. He was able to hide his impairment from his mother for two years and from his school by following directions on the classroom blackboard and by reading his textbooks carefully. By 1961, he had learned to lip-read and this helped him to get by in both elementary school and high school.[1]

Academic education

Ramos later enrolled and attended Manhattan College in New York. By that time, he learned sign language and while 21 years old, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Ramos then worked as a taxi driver until he was hired as a gym supervisor at a deaf school — with his only pay being room and board. Eventually, he became a teacher at another local school for the deaf.[1]

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Ramos, Dr. Ángel (MC1971)

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 27 2009 9:06 AM

JHQ: Webcast of Saturday’s Game Available Free of Charge


Webcast of Saturday’s Game Available Free of Charge

Release: 02/27/2009

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – A live webcast of Saturday’s Senior Day festivities and 30th anniversary celebration, as well as the Manhattan College women’s basketball team’s regular season finale against Fairfield, will be available free of charge at www.gojaspers.com as a part of the JasperVision package. The Senior Day ceremony begins at 1:45 p.m., as the Lady Jaspers honor Annie McIntyre and Kelly Regan for their four years of dedication to the program. The game between the Lady Jaspers and Stags gets underway at 2 p.m. with Maggie Gray and Brian Mahoney calling the action. At halftime, many former players and coaches will be on hand for a special on-court ceremony celebrating the program’s 30th anniversary. The women’s basketball locker room will also be dedicated to Lisa Marie Muccilo at halftime.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Feb 27 2009 10:22 PM

QUADRANGLE: Friday, February 27, 2009


Friday, February 27, 2009 Riverdale Weather: HI 43 / LO 38 Snow/Sleet

Hooman Majd Visits MC

On Thursday, Feb. 19th, the New York Times Best Selling Author, Hooman Majd came to speak at Manhattan College. Over one hundred students attended his lecture in which he discussed his book The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran. Majd, who lives in New York City, is the son of an Iranian diplomat, and grandson of an eminent Ayatollah, which he explained is a respected figure of religion.


New York Community Air Survey

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Queens College of the City University of New York have announced their plan to conduct a New York City Community Air Survey, commonly referred to as NYCCAS. This survey will allow them to determine how the air quality varies in different parts of New York City.

News Briefs Understanding Street Harassment Juicy Campus Website Shut Down


Bad-Mouthing Teachers Online

Amidst the sphere of the world-wide-web that Americans use each and every day lies an innumerable amount of opportunities. Not only are law, business, and engineering reviews at each of our disposals, but pornography, violence, and illegal substances are likewise as easily available. Full Story

New Selling Point of MC


Kruth Makes Impact in Music Journalism

Professor John Kruth was honored at the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music for his biography, To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late Great Towns Van Zandt. The reception dinner was held at the Frederick P.

NY Cares Manhattan College Meets Argentina


“And It’s Drool, Drool, Drool”

To me nothing could be more pathetic than My Chemical Romance covering “Hybrid Moments” by the Misfits a few years ago. But at least the whiny generic voice of the lead singer (I could care less what his name is) made me laugh when comparing it to growl of Glen Danzig.

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Lady Jaspers Take on Marist in Pink Zone

Last Thursday, MC women’s basketball hosted the first place Marist Red Foxes (24-3, 14-2 MAAC) in the “Pink Zone.” Draddy Gymnasium took on a new color as both teams participated in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) breast cancer awareness initiative. Full Story

Students Realize Benefits of Yoga Thirsty Years of Women’s Basketball Women’s Lacrosse Excited for Season

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    * Posted on: Sat, Feb 28 2009 3:00 AM

Comment on MFound: Future Jaspers studying abroad? 

By Carolyn Predmore (MCfac)

Caitlyn O’Neil is seated and wearing the grey tweed jacket.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Feb 22 2009 5:45 PM

Comment on JEmail: Email about 2007 Obit Burns, Lou [MC1938] 

By Lou Burns

I would be pleased to answer any questions or provide further info on my father’s track career. I have a silver plate with his name on it from the Penn Relays where they wond the championship in the 30’s.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Feb 24 2009 1:24 PM

ENDNOTE: Your city gooferment at work!



WWII Veteran Freezes To Death In Own Home
Bay City Electric & Light Restricted Power To Man’s Home After Not Paying Bills
POSTED: 2:20 pm EST January 26, 2009
UPDATED: 1:29 pm EST January 27, 2009

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BAY CITY, Mich. — TV5 and WNEM.com has learned about new circumstances surrounding Marvin Schur’s death.

A limiter on Schur’s electric meter is being blamed for the man’s death. Now Bay City said it will notify customers before their power is shut off.

Michigan’s Attorney General Mike Cox said Tuesday he would review the case.

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TV5 also found out that Bay City isn’t regulated by the state agency because it’s a municipal company.

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Schur’s neighbor, Herndon, said Schur had a utility bill on his kitchen table with a large amount of money clipped to it, with the intention of paying that bill.

Right now the city said the situation is still under investigation. Marvin Schur was a World War II veteran.

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[JR: Evaluate societies on how they treat the children and the elderly. Argh! What can we do, personally, to prevent this from happening again in the future?]

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