JASPER JOTTINGS Week 10 - 2009 March 08

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



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POSITRACTION: Brooklyn PS student turns in wallet


Brooklyn PS student turns in wallet packed with $500-plus
Monday, January 26th 2009, 10:19 PM

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Meet the most honest little kid in New York City: Brooklyn’s own Kemoy Gourzang.

The fifth-grader was walking through East Flatbush on the way to school Friday morning when he found a brown leather wallet on the sidewalk.

It was stuffed. There was at least $500 cash in there.

Kemoy knew what to do. He made a beeline for the school principal’s office and turned in his newfound treasure.

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[JR: Nice to see honesty!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 1 2009 12:37 PM

JObit: Quigley, Thomas J. [MC1939]



Regarded as a pillar of St. Vincent’s Hospital
Cardiologist was always accessible to patients
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Dr. Thomas J. Quigley, 90, a pioneering Staten Island cardiologist known for his dedication to his patients, died Thursday at his home in Seaside Park, N.J., after a long illness.

Born in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, he earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College. He graduated in 1943 with his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C.

He completed his internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan. During World War II, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He met his wife while both were assigned to the 123rd General Hospital in Hereford, England. After the war, he returned to St. Vincent’s for his residency in cardiology.

In 1950, he was recruited by the Sisters of Charity at St. Vincent’s in Manhattan to come to the hospital’s West Brighton campus to begin a medical teaching program for young doctors.

Dr. Quigley was regarded as one of the pillars of St. Vincent’s, now known as Richmond University Medical Center. His leadership led to the establishment of the cardiology care and intensive care units, both pioneering efforts in the early 1960s. The concept of coronary care units was so new it required the drafting and enactment of new legislation in Albany. He was among a group that helped write the law.

He served as Director of Medicine for 15 years and was also president of the medical staff during his almost 50-year association with the hospital.

Dr. Quigley was a throwback to a family physician of another age in his availability to his patients, checking on their conditions long after scheduled hours, often in their homes.

“He represents the end of an era in medicine,” said his friend, Dr. Thomas Forlenza. “He was able to combine old-fashioned family medicine with academics and it was admirable.”

When he moved to the Island in 1950, Dr. Quigley lived for several years in Port Richmond, before moving to Castleton Corners, where he opened a private practice out of his Victory Boulevard home.

His office phone would also ring in his bedroom, so he was always available to his patients, even in the middle of the night.

“When you called, you never got an answering service, you got him on the phone,” said Dr. Thomas Vazzana, a fellow cardiologist and Dr. Quigley’s partner from 1991 until 1993.

“He knew all his patients, families, medical histories and medications off the top of his head.”

Dr. Quigley was a Knight of Malta and a life member of the Assumption Council, Knights of Columbus.

He was also a former president of the Richmond County Medical Society. He was a diplomate on the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.

He retired from medical practice in 1993, leaving behind a legion of doctors, nurses and medical students he had helped train, along with many patients who benefited from his care. He moved to Seaside Park last year.

“He was a wonderful person first, and a wonderful doctor after that,” said Dr. William Frederick. “He was a very, very capable physician and person and I’m going to miss him greatly.”

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Eleanor Criswell; four sons, Thomas Jr., John, Mark and Kevin; two daughters, Judith Ruse and Lynn Richardson, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be Wednesday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Castleton Corners. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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Quigley, Thomas J. [MC????]  

Guestbook: None known

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Dear John,

I believe that the Doctor is a member of the Class of 1939.

May He Rest In Peace. 

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Quigley, Thomas J. [MC1939]  

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 1 2009 1:37 PM
    * Updated: Sun, Mar 1 2009 8:14 PM

JFound: Behrends, Bill [MC1852] gets to hand out the coveted hardware


Behrends chasing golden moments
By Mike Dougherty
The Journal News • March 1, 2009

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WHITE PLAINS - As the first game of a busy week at the County Center tipped off, Bill Behrends was already settled into a familiar seat, ready to watch the latest generation of student-athletes chase a golden moment.

It’s the highlight of his year, too.

The former Mahopac athletic director has served on the Section 1 boys basketball committee for 39 years, watching history and heartbreak unfold here. And when the buzzer sounds, Behrends gets to hand out the coveted hardware.

“I do look forward to it, very much,” said Behrends, who is 82 years old. “I look forward to coming back here this week like hundreds of people do. Anybody who’s from Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and now Rockland, the goal was always to be here.”

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He was a baseball and basketball standout at All Hallows High School who enlisted in the Marines as World War II began to wind down. There was an opportunity to play basketball at North Carolina State, but he decided to stay closer to home and went to Manhattan College to play baseball.

There was a tryout with the Yankees, too.

Behrends sold accounting machines for 13 years before getting into teaching in 1965. He started out teaching fifth grade in Mahopac, and was eventually promoted to athletic director, and spent the next 15 years watching the program grow.

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Behrends, Bill [MC????]

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Dear John,

    I believe that Bill is a member of the Class of 1952.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Behrends, Bill [MC1952]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 1 2009 2:37 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Mar 3 2009 12:10 PM

JObit: Gibbons, Joseph P. [MC1957]


Joseph P. Gibbons

GIBBONS Joseph P. Gibbons, age 74 of Huntington section of Shelton, previously of Fairfield, beloved husband of Ann Gibbons, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at Lord Chamberlain Hospice. He was born in Corona, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Margaret Lyons Gibbons, and was retired from his own business, Gibbons Marketing Research. Previous to that, he had been a vice president at Burke Marketing Research and had also been an instructor at the University of Bridgeport, and a biology and physics teacher at St. Francis Prep in New York City. He graduated from Rice High School, Manhattan College and received a Masters Degree from Columbia University. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his beloved children, Wendy Gibbons-Shepro and her husband, Jon of Fairfield, Tom Gibbons and his wife, Janet of New Fairfield; and four beautiful grandchildren, Kelly, Riley, Patrick and Sean Gibbons. He is also survived by his sister, Eileen Kenna of Southampton, N.Y.; his brother, John Gibbons of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. meeting DIRECTLY at St. Lawrence Church, Shelton. Arrangements are entrusted to the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S Benson Rd., Fairfield. To sign an online guest book please visit us at www.spearmillerfuneralhome.com

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Gibbons, Joseph P.  [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/ar63vl

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Dear John,

   I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1957.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Gibbons, Joseph P.  [MC1957]  

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 1 2009 3:37 PM
    * Updated: Sun, Mar 1 2009 8:14 PM

JFound: Matystik, Walter (MC1972 MCstaff) has insights into Google Apps


Subject: Re: Google Apps for facuty/staff
From: Walter Matystik (MC1972 MCstaff)
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 17:32:13 -0500

Manhattan College made the full transition to Google Apps over the January intersession for all students and employees. We’ve already avoided capital expenditures this fiscal year for server and storage upgrades we would have needed had we kept our in house system. I’ve also been able to cut next FYs capital budget that would have continued with those upgrades. And, with Google, we ramped up storage way beyond what we could have done on our own.

Our next move will be to add alum e-mail over the summer converting legacy account and transitioning the May graduates to an alum pool. Google apparently can’t yet segregate user groups so the alum accounts will initially remain free of ads (same as students/employees) until Google sorts that out.

The synchronization with PDAs/cells and the shared calenders have been appreciated and, overall, the transition has been well received so far especially by the students. We did have to deal with some of the same issues already addressed in Theresa and Ted’s responses. What helped was getting the proposal to make the move approved by our IT Advisory Board (comprising faculty, administrators, board reps & consultors).

I’m still a bit concerned over what will happen cost-wise down the road after the “free phase” expires and needed to make a strong financial case that any potential impact in the future would have been offset by years of savings. Time will tell.


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Kubb, Rick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Greetings,
> For those that have already gone down the path of Google Apps for student
> email is anyone considering doing the same for faculty/staff email or
> perhaps already implemented it? What issues are you dealing with (e.g.
> privacy issues, political issues, cultural, technical such as integrating
> VOIP unified communications with Google Apps)?
> Regards,
> Rick.
> Rick Kubb
> Director of Administrative Technology
> Maryville University
> St. Louis, MO 63141

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 1 2009 4:09 PM

JEmail: Reinke, Fjohn (MC1968) highlights Pro-Abortionist HHS Secretary

From: Fjohn68
Date: March 1, 2009 11:11:24 AM EST
To: My Fellow Jaspers
Subject: Don’t be surprised at the pro-abortion policies coming from DC …

I can’t say as I am surprised. We have so many CINO politicians in the District of Corruption. And, the campaign didn’t expose the new President as a supporter of infanticide. So why should we me surprised when he appoints a pro-abortion HHS.

No wonder it was announced on a Saturday to slip it in under the radar!

When do we vote and argue for the principle of Life? Sorry, but Rush Limbaugh is correct when he says “we can not check our principles at the door”.

This appointment doesn’t surprise me. It saddens me. The congress critters, politicians, and bureaucrats are going to make things worse in so many different areas at the same time.



President Barack Obama Names Pro-Abortion Kathleen Sebelius Health Secretary
by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor
February 28, 2009

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Strongly pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has accepted President Barack Obama’s request to serve as the Health Secretary. Sebelius has one of the most radical pro-abortion record of any elected official and a longstanding relationship with a late-term abortion practitioner.

White House officials told the New York Times as late as February 18 that Sebelius had emerged as Obama’s leading choice for the position. Then, this week, they acknowledged that her pro-abortion record could cause problems for her nomination.

Obama’s decision to allow word of his selection to lead ot the media first on a Saturday is designed to play down news coverage of his selection of a hardcore abortion advocate to lead his health care reform efforts and to implement his pro-abortion agenda.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 1 2009 4:37 PM

JEmail: Toner, Michael (MC1972) responds to my DOWG comment

From: Michael Toner (MC1972)
Date: March 1, 2009 1:24:23 PM EST
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 - 2009 March 01

On 3/1/09 4:05 AM, “jasperfjohn68" wrote:

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 - 2009 March 01

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!

Dear John,

Those DOWGs weren’t too good on the rights of women and non-whites – so I wouldn’t be too sure what they thought about the unborn.

But I think we should support a totally libertarian view – that the government should stay totally out of what a woman does with her body.


mike toner
bee ‘72
buffalo, ny

[JR: Well, they had their struggles as well. The slavery compromise was made to preserve the "union" against England. Personally, I'm surprised that the idealist Jefferson nor the pragmatist Ben Franklin didn't come up with the "slave buy out" idea. The rest of the world "figured out" slavery without a devastating "civil" war. So the DOWGs were pretty smart, but not infallible. They didn't have the concept of killing unborn children; thus, no idea what they would have thought. Depending if we could come to a national consensus on when life begins, then the government might have some small role in preserving the rights of its littlest citizens. We are so far from that point it's almost inconceivable. (But, an important principle!) The gooferment has totally screwed up education (condemning children to poverty) and foster care (condemning children to abuse). Instead of telling women and their doctors what to do, it should be working on unwinding their involvement in our lives. Instead, they are, like a parasite, worming in further. Argh! Yes, I trust women with these tough decisions more than any gooferment bureaucrat! I just shake my head. And, I don't want to pay for what I view as an immoral behavior (i.e., killing children)! Argh! ]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 1 2009 5:29 PM

JFound: Thieke, Stephen G. [MC????]



Stephen G. Thieke

From SourceWatch

Stephen Thieke served as chairman of Portfolio’s board “of directors from our inception in 1998 until June 2004 and was re-elected to serve as one of our directors in April 2007. From August 1989 to July 1999, Mr. Thieke worked for JPMorgan in a variety of senior management positions, including head of fixed income, business co-head of global markets, president and chairman of JPMorgan Securities, Inc. and head of the corporate risk management group. Mr. Thieke served on the board of directors of the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom. Mr. Thieke is a member of the board of directors of PNC Financial Services Group Inc., a regional bank headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Thieke holds a B.A. degree from Manhattan College.” [1]

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Thieke, Stephen G. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 2 2009 12:16 PM

JObit: Bishoff, Sr. Mary Lou [MC????]


March 2, 2009
Holy Child sister dead at 76

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Mary Lou Bishoff, a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 56 years who served at three Lake County locations, died Sunday of heart failure at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, Pa. She was 76.

Sister Mary Lou, known to many by her former religious name, Mother Mary Christine, taught at St. Anastasia School in Waukegan from 1959 to 1960 and was a pastoral minister at St. Anastasia’s from 1978 to 1979. Prior to coming to Waukegan she taught at St. Veronica School in Chicago.

She taught Latin and history at the former Holy Child High School in Waukegan from 1960 to 1967.

She also was a pastoral associate at St. Mary’s Parish in Lake Forest from 1988 to 1989, and was director of religious education at St. Mary’s Parish in Kenosha, Wis., from 1979 to 1989.

Sister Mary Lou held a bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova University and two master’s degrees, one in the classics from Notre Dame University and the other in religious studies from Manhattan College.

A native of Everett, Mass., she joined the sisterhood in 1949 and besides serving in Lake and Kenosha counties, her teaching ministry took her to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Kentucky.

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Bishoff, Sr. Mary Lou [MC????]  

Guestbook: None reported

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 2 2009 2:31 PM

JFound: Geagan, John [MC2009] reports on a lacrosse trip


NCAA Player Blogs: John Geaghan on the Jaspers’ Pittsburgh trip

March 2nd, 2009 by Sean Burns

Our latest college lacrosse blog comes from Manhattan college senior goalie John Geagan, who brings us a recap of the week that was leading up to the Jasper’s trip to Pittsburgh to face Robert Morris and Detroit. Players and coaches interested in submitting blogs can email Info@InsideLacrosse.com.

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What’s up Inside Lacrosse, my name is John Geagan and I’m a senior goalie at Manhattan College.

Yes, it’s Division 1.

So I’m gonna blog to you guys about our road trip. We’re on the way to Pittsburgh, to play Robert Morris and Detroit (Editors Note: the Jaspers went 1-1). It was an interesting week, trying to get all the work done for Thursday and Friday classes that we were going to miss, and hand it in before hand. A bunch of guys had tests that they had to arrange with the professors to retake. We had an early 7 am practice, got our stuff together, then got on the bus. We’re about to get moving and senior Angelo Marrano is all jacked up because we have Capri Suns on the bus, and that brings him back to the old days when he didn’t have a beard or long hair. I’ll catch up later.

What’s up guys I’m in my room right now just got back from our team dinner, meeting and film session. We’re pretty pumped for the game and our scouting report seems right on. I’m gonna try to get some work done, I’m in a room with jr. defensemen Kyle “splinter” Ochwat, who’s bro is a freshmen pole at Ohio State. I’m gonna do some school work, review the scout and get some rest, catch up later. What’s up guys its friday morning just got back from a solid breakfast in our hotel props to the Holiday Inn for that, everyone seems pumped and loose for today, were about to get on the bus and get to Robert Morris, always there 2 hours ahead of time, but since I’m a goalie I do a lot of prep for the game so ill catch up after What’s up guys just got back from the game. We had them, but made some costly mistakes, lots of turnovers, and they capitalized on opportunities. We feel we should have won but give RMU props they pulled it out. Everyone is icin down in the hotel, showering, because the game was really rainy. Rumor has it our frosh attackmen Brian Hall only showers when he “has to.” All the guys are grabbin lunch n nappin, the other two captains and I are going to meet with our head coach, then head to dinner and meet for the Detroit scouting. What’s up guys just got back from dinner and scout we held a team meeting without the coaching staff where the majority of our team spoke their minds about how to improve as a team. Definitely think it helped. I’m going to watch some home improvement and get some sleep. Ill catch up tomorrow. What’s up guys were just gettin on the bus after a team breakfast, we checked out of the hotel, and we’re getting on the road right after the game. Heading over to Robert Morris now which is the neutral site for us. I’ll check in later. Hey guys were on the bus after the game on our way back to New York City. Its been a long weekend everyone seems excited to get back to school. Its been a great first road trip even though we didn’t play as good as we wanted. We have a long bus ride home and I need to string our sophomore goalies’ sticks. (They’re in trouble when I graduate). Hope you enjoyed hearing about how a weekend as an MC Laxer is.

Thanks for reading


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Geagan, John [MC2009]

[JR: I'm sure that, being able to beat your opponents with sticks of various sizes while pretending to care when a ball will go, will come in very handy in the future. LOL!]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 2 2009 4:27 PM

JBlogger: Marshall, Sean [MC????] is a maybe again?


Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day

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A snow day arrives today, Monday. Its beautiful outside my window right now. A nice blend of Bronx and white fog. Birds who came North too early are scrambling for shelter.

Perhaps the most perfect thing. After a weekend of running around, business, this day of resting is quite welcome.

Saturday morning I hit the slopes for the 3rd time this winter season. This time, headed to Hunter Mt. in the Catskills for a Senior Trip with classmates. This was cool because it was less about skiing, more about spending time together with Manhattan College friends. I did plenty of runs with friends on the more difficult slopes (im getting the hang of this skiing thing), then headed down to the bunny slopes to catch Julie picking up the sport pretty quickly. I was able to take her to the top of the mountain by the end of the day for a big run.

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Posted by sean marshall at 6:37 AM

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Marshall, Sean [MC????]

[JR: Still not able to confirm this. Reported him as a possible last year. He pops up again this year as a possible. Either he's a Jasper or knows a lot of them.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 2 2009 8:08 PM

JFound: Thomas, Tegy (MC1999) founder of SuperNova 7 Productions (SN7)


Current revision as of 21:03, 2 March 2009

Tegy Thomas is the founder of SuperNova 7 Productions (SN7), a global grassroots group that empowers social entrepreneurs. SN7 is currently working on an open source portal for social entrepreneurs (called Nebula) and multimedia projects that would focus on triple bottom line initiatives. Tegy has spent the last two years working feverishly as a volunteer for the Obama campaign at the grassroots level with such groups as Generation Obama New York City; London for Obama and DC for Obama. Tegy’s campaign experience began in 2004 when he worked in varied capacities for the Kerry-Edwards Presidential campaign and the Eliot Spitzer gubernatorial campaign. He also has served as an intern for Senator Jon Corzine (NJ) in 2004. Mr. Thomas has worked at Voter News Service; a consortium of major news networks which provided results for the 2002 United States Presidential elections. Before getting involved in the campaign world, Mr. Thomas began his career in the financial services sector holding positions with Datek Online Holdings Corp and Signature Bank and Securities both in the NY metro area. Tegy’s true passion lies in film and technology, while trying to fuse both disciplines in underserved and developing communities. He has been affiliated with several film festivals, including AFI/Discovery SILVERDOCS Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and the IFP Market and Filmmaker Conference. In June of 2005 he served as Associate Producer of a multimedia slideshow, presented at the United Nations, focused on the Ganesh Festival in India. During his undergraduate years Tegy was involved in the health care sector with a specific focus in pharmacy and physical therapy. He worked for a health care administrator and gained invaluable experience while working with other allied health professionals in rehabilitation clinics, long term care facilities, and hospitals. To better understand the relationships of corporate social responsibility, education, and social impact, Tegy worked on a grassroots campaign initiated by Nike called P.L.A.Y. (Participated in the Lives of America’s Youth). He recruited college students in the NY metro area to market the Nike P.L.A.Y. program and then later went on to work for the “Subway Series” campaign contracted by Nike athletes. Mr. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College and has a Master’s of Science in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. He resides in Silver Spring, MD with his wife and two children.

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Thomas, Tegy (MC1999)

[JR: Found this. Last heard from TT in 2003.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 2 2009 8:27 PM

JEmail: White Plains Parade- Sat. March 14th!

Dan Desmond sent a message to the members of Manhattan College Gaelic Society.


Subject: White Plains Parade- Sat. March 14th!

Hello all-

This message is for everyone who is interested marching with Manhattan College in the White Plains Parade the weekend of the 14th. We do have a bus leaving from Manhattan college gaurd booth at 10:30am and that can hold about 50 people if you would like to join us or you can meet us in white plains. The line up for the parade is at 11am and the address is 452 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. It is right near the CVS where we will begin the march. We will also probably be going out afterwards for some beverages. It would be greatly appreciated if you could attended and it will be a great time!! Get back to me if you have any questions. Thanks a lot guys and I hope you can make it out!

Dan Desmond

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 3 2009 12:32 PM

JEmail: “Sing Out!” on Friday, March 6 at 8:00pm

Danny invited you to “Sing Out!” on Friday, March 6 at 8:00pm.

Event: Sing Out! “A Hippie Cabaret”

What: Performance Host: Manhattan College Players

Start Time: Friday, March 6 at 8:00pm

End Time: Sunday, March 8 at 9:30pm

Where:  The Box To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=55070925761&aref=6188034
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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 3 2009 1:52 PM

JEmail: Oddo, Leslie (MC2009) March 4th Sales as a career

Meeting Wednesday, March 4th

To members of Manhattan College Marketing Club

Tomorrow, March 4th, we will welcome Tom Rolston, Brendan Major and Wayne Pasternack to talk about Sales as a career. See you in the Capalbo Room at 3:30!

Leslie Oddo

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 3 2009 3:09 PM

MNews: Manhattan College School of Engineering will host


Wed., Feb. 25

Engineering ethics

The Bronx Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers and the Manhattan College School of Engineering will host a seminar on engineering ethics in the Scala Auditorium at Manhattan College, on the first floor of the Leo Engineering Building at 3825 Corlear Ave., at 7 p.m.

Professor Seamus Freyne of Manhattan College will lead the seminar with a review of the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics. Case studies and a discussion of contemporary issues will follow.

Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 718-884-6644 or e-mail info@bxnspe.org.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 3 2009 3:19 PM

JHQ: 2009 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships

The 2009 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships are being held at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, March 5-9. For information on tournament information and scheduling, click Here.

A limited number of tickets for sessions of play are available through the Manhattan College Ticket office on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets purchased through the College are $30 per session

…a $15 discount specially arranged for our fans.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the Manhattan College Ticket Office at (718) 862-7795 or e-mail jaspers.tickets@manhattan.edu.

For the latest Manhattan College sports information and upcoming details on the 2009 MAAC Tournament visit www.gojaspers.com.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 3 2009 4:13 PM

JObit: Hayden, Martin J. [MC1942]


Martin J. Hayden
Monroe, NY

Martin J. Hayden, longtime resident of Merrick, recently moved to Monroe where he passed away at home on Monday, March 2 with his family at his side.

Martin was born in Brooklyn on September 6, 1920 to Mary and Martin Hayden. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and served as a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard during WW II.

On September 4, 1942, he married the love of his life, Phyllis Campbell, who predeceased him in January 2005 and together for 62 years, they had three children, Martin (Patti) Hayden of Florida, Barbara (Frank) Chiulli of California and Rosemary (Wayne) Knapp of Monroe, NY.

Following his retirement from Hospital For Special Surgery, Marty continued to lead an active life through volunteering for various organizations including Rebuilding Together, Sacred Heart Outreach Program and Social Services of Nassau. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend who was always there to lend a helping hand when needed.

Martin is survived by his three children, grandchildren Alix, Jon and Jed Hayden, Chuck, Dan and Gregory Hackett and Michael Panetta. He is also survived by his loving extended family and his recent great grandchildren, Vanessa Hayden and Trevor Hackett; his sister, Regina (Hugh) Morgan; brother, Robert (Maryanne) Hayden and sister-in-law, Evelyn Campbell, numerous nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis and his grandson, Philip Panetta.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.

Funeral Mass will be on Friday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Parish, Merrick, NY, Sacred Heart Parish, Monroe, NY or the National Alzheimer’s Association.

A Memorial Service and Mass to be held at Sacred Heart Church, Merrick, NY at a date to be announced. Burial at Calverton National Cemetery will be private at a later date.

Funeral arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home. ssqfuneralhome.com or 845-782-8185.

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Hayden, Martin J. [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/d4e4cj

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[JR: Grace Feeney (MCstf) messaged me: "This alum graduated in 1942"]

[JR: Thanks, Grace. Much appreciated. ]

Hayden, Martin J. [MC1942]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 4 2009 9:19 AM

MFound: Manhattan College faculty member for Pro-Abortion Obama Pick?


Catholic Professors Cheerleading for Pro-Abortion Obama Pick
3/3/2009 - 1:41 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

MANASSAS, VA (MARCH 3, 2009) - Half of the 26 Catholic activists, scholars and theologians who signed a statement publicly supporting President Barack Obama’s selection of pro-abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services are professors employed by Catholic universities, The Cardinal Newman Society revealed today.

“These professors are giving comfort and aid to those whose stated goals are to advance policies directly opposed to Catholic teachings on life issues, and they do it under the guise of fidelity to Jesus Christ,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society.

“Lauding pro-abortion Catholics such as Gov. Sebelius is an entirely individual action that does not necessarily reflect on their Catholic employers, but it does highlight the problem of Catholic universities being used as platforms for pro-abortion politics. Moreover, it speaks to the need for careful faculty hiring that considers the moral judgment and example of professors.”

The pro-Sebelius open statement, organized by the pro-Obama group Catholics United, cites Sebelius’ “successful efforts at reducing abortion.” Sebelius has said that she personally believes abortion is wrong.

However, Kathleen Sebelius vetoed pro-life legislation on four separate occasions as governor of Kansas. After she vetoed the pro-life Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act in April 2008, Bishop Joseph Naumann told the Los Angeles Times that she “should stop receiving Communion until she publicly repudiates her support of abortion.”

According to Robert Novak in a May 2008 article entitled “A Vice President for Abortion”, Sebelius was “allied with the aggressive Kansas branch of Planned Parenthood in a bitter struggle with anti-abortion activist District Attorney Phill Kline. There is substantial evidence she has been involved in laundering abortion industry money for distribution to Kansas Democrats. Kansas is the fiercest state battleground for abortion wars, making Kathleen Sebelius the national pro-choice poster girl.” Novak also writes, “In May 2007, Sebelius was featured at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Kansas City, Mo.”

“Given Gov. Sebelius’s abortion record and the concerns of her own bishop, it is sad that some of her strongest supporters are speaking out from their platforms on Catholic campuses,” noted Reilly.

This is especially true given the important Catholic values that may very well come under assault by the Obama Administration. For instance, in an article published on the website of First Things, papal biographer George Weigel noted that the next Secretary of HHS will shape key policy on a number of questions:

“Will conscience-rights protection for pro-life physicians and health-care workers be sustained, amended, or eliminated? Will over-the-counter abortifacients in the guise of ‘Plan B’ contraceptives be available to minors without a doctor’s prescription or counsel? Will the government continue to sanction the sale and use of RU-486, the ‘abortion pill’ that has killed seven women since the Clinton administration rammed its approval through the Food and Drug Administration shortly before leaving office?”

Catholic scholars who signed the statement, with their Catholic university affiliations, include:

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Joseph Fahey – Manhattan College

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Contact: The Cardinal Newman Society

http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org VA, 20110 US

Adam Wilson - Outreach Manager, 703-367-0333

Keywords: Kathleen Sebelius, Cardinal Newman Society, Catholic Universities, Abortion, Planned Parenthood

Category: Catholic Church

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[JR: Surprised to see a Manhattan College faculty member in this list. Maybe he could explain to us his logic. Argh!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 4 2009 11:48 AM

JObit: O’Connor, Charles A. Jr. [MC1931]


3/4/09 12:03PM

Dr. Charles A. O’Connor Jr., 98, Portsmouth

Noted educator, school administrator

Dr. Charles A. O’Connor Jr., 98, of Portsmouth and Delray Beach, Fla., a distinguished educator and administrator known locally and nationally for his commitment to excellence in education, died at home Sunday, March 1, 2009, with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Mary C. McGinn.

Born in Pawtucket on May 1, 1910, the son of the late Anne (Hanaway) and Charles A. O’Connor Sr., he was a 1927 graduate of LaSalle Academy, received an A.B. from Manhattan College in 1931, a master’s of education from Rhode Island College in 1952, and an honorary doctorate of education from Salve Regina University in 1964. He was a teacher and principal in the Pawtucket school system and was also superintendent of schools in Warren, Newport and Providence. He served as an Assistant Regional Commissioner for the United States Department of Education from 1970 to 1977 and finished his USOE career in 1980 at Salve Regina University. He spent his life dedicated to serving others with kindness, dedication and love.

Dr. O’Connor leaves his children, Charles A. and his wife Susan (Plaeger) O’Connor III, Stephen J. and his wife Gail (Sullivan) O’Connor, David and his wife Judy (Krotky) O’Connor, Mary C. “Mimi” O’Connor, Anne and her husband Kevin Downey, Kevin J. and his wife Susan (Curtis) O’Connor, Christopher J. and his wife Susan (Kaiser) O’Connor; seven grandchildren, Chad, Bess, Caitlin, Meghan, Rachel, Sara and Claire; and one great-grandchild, Anaqi. He was the brother of the late A. Frances O’Connor.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth. Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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O’Connor, Charles A. Jr. [MC1931]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/a9m83e

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 4 2009 6:38 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Mar 5 2009 10:00 AM

JObit: Ineson, Walter [MC1971]


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Walter G. Ineson (1949-2009)

Walter G. “Goose” Ineson, a lifelong Yonkers, NY resident, died on Sunday March 2, 2009 at Saint John’s Riverside Hospital; he was 59 Years old.

He was born on July 16, 1949 to Walter and Margaret Raethke Ineson in Yonkers where he was raised and educated. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School, Gorton High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Manhattan College.

Mr. Ineson was an engineer for Verizon Business in Pleasantville for over ten years until his retirement in 2008. Previously, he was employed as an engineer for Ward Leonard Electric Company in Mount Vernon for several years.

Mr. Inenson served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Walter was a member of the Boys from the First Hole Golf League, the North Yonkers Scholarship Fund, the North Yonkers Boys and Girls Club, the Shamrocks and the Lakers Club.

He was an avid golfer.

He married Patricia McDonald in Sacred Heart Church. Mrs. Ineson survives and lives in Yonkers. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Thomas Ineson and his wife, Doreen of Somers, NY and Michael Ineson and his wife (Sandra) of Westhaven, CT., and one sister, Margaret Baxley of Orlando, FL.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Whalen and Ball Funeral Home on Thursday, March 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and on Friday, March 6 from 10 AM-12:30 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 6 at 1 PM.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the North Yonkers Scholarship Fund, 10 Homecrest Oval, Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 or the Arlene Torpey McDonald Scholarship Fund, 209 Roberts Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703 or Saint Claire’s Friary, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY 10703 or the Good Shepherd Province Center, 2530 21st Ave., Astoria, NY 11105.

Editor’s Note: This obituary appeared in The Journal News on March 4, 2009.

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A Reflection

Walter Ineson, our dear friend and colleague, was a charter member of the Boys from the 1st Hole Golf League which formed in 1992. For seventeen years, he served as the league’s official score keeper and as a member of the executive board. Engineers like Walter are highly skilled professionals who strive to make the world a better place. He was always able to use his organizational and planning skills to make our lives easier and more meaningful, whether he was golfing, fundraising for numerous charities, or enjoying the company of his loving wife, family, and friends.

Walter was well-known for his dedication, fairness, honesty, and rationality, especially when important decisions were needed in league or tourney play. Leading 36 or so diverse and independent peers in an amateur golf league is no easy task. Yet, leadership does constitute service to others and Walter was a wonderful leader who modeled essential values such as care, and concern, and connectedness, as well as an understanding of the common good.

Walter was also a superb golfer, committed to the process of excellence while stroking countless shots and putts on the Dunwoodie Golf Course driving range and putting green. He loved to learn and share new things about driving, chipping, and putting, always seeking better ways to play a game where winning is virtually impossible.

Much like the legendary Bagger Vance, he knew that golfers can’t beat a course or really win - we can only play the game, accept our own human shortcomings, and deal with the frustrating realities of sandtraps and undulating greens.

Most importantly, Walter was a man who understood love, affection, and camaraderie. He loved his wife and family, showed deep affection for his friends, and enjoyed spending downtime with his golfing buddies. He smiled easily, forgave quickly, tolerated and modified our egocentrism, and always volunteered to help one person or another without complaint or a need for recognition. His abilities were exemplary in the honored traditions of public discourse and storytelling.

In another month, league play will resume at the Dunwoodie Golf Course. When you get to the 18th tee which is high on a Yonkers hill, hit your drive well, remember Walter, and watch the ball as it gently flies toward heaven.

Please feel free to click on the comments line below and share your thoughts and feelings about Walter.

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Ineson,  Walter  [MC????]  

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Dear John,

   I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1971.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Ineson,  Walter  [MC1971]  

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 4 2009 8:00 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Mar 5 2009 10:00 AM

JNews: McGarvey, Edward J. [MC1979] Treasurer Atlas Air Worldwide


Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Appoints Edward J. McGarvey New Vice President, Treasurer

2009-03-05 21:00:16 -

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo assets and services, today announced that Edward J. McGarvey has joined the Company as Vice President, Treasurer. Mr. McGarvey comes to AAWW from HSH Nordbank, where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Aviation Americas, responsible for finance and business development for the bank’s aviation finance unit.

“Ed brings to us a deep background in aviation finance and structured financing, and we are excited to have him as part of our team,” said Jason Grant, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Prior to HSH Nordbank, Mr. McGarvey was a Vice President in the Capital Markets group at GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) from 1996 to 2006. He played an active role in portfolio and securitization initiatives, as well as led the sales effort for GECAS’ entrance into the Japanese Operating Lease market. Mr. McGarvey is a certified public accountant with a B.S. in accounting from Manhattan College.

About Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.:

AAWW is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Titan Aviation Leasing Limited Titan, and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar). Through Atlas and Polar, AAWW operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft.

Atlas, Titan and Polar offer a range of air cargo services that include ACMI aircraft leasing - in which customers receive a dedicated aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term lease basis - express network and scheduled air cargo service, military charters, commercial cargo charters, and dry leasing of aircraft.

AAWW’s press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the Company’s home page, www.atlasair.com.

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Dear John,

   I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1979


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

McGarvey, Edward J. [MC1979]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 5 2009 4:17 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Mar 6 2009 5:43 PM

JObit: Gibbons, Joseph P. [MC1957]


Joseph P. Gibbons

GIBBONS Joseph P. Gibbons, age 74 of the Huntington section of Shelton, previously of Fairfield, beloved husband of Ann Gibbons, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at Lord Chamberlain Hospice. He was born in Corona, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Margaret Lyons Gibbons, and was retired from his own business, Gibbons Marketing Research. Previous to that, he had been a vice president at Burke Marketing Research. He had also been an instructor at the University of Bridgeport, and a biology and physics teacher at St. Francis Prep in New York City. He graduated from Rice High School, Manhattan College and received a Masters Degree from Columbia University. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his beloved children, Wendy Gibbons-Shepro and her husband, Jon of Fairfield, Tom Gibbons and his wife, Janet of New Fairfield; and four beautiful grandchildren, Kelly, Riley, Patrick and Sean Gibbons. He is also survived by his sister, Eileen Kenna of Southampton, N.Y.; his brother, John Gibbons of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. meeting DIRECTLY at St. Lawrence Church, Shelton. Arrangements are entrusted to the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S Benson Rd., Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joe’s name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. To sign an online guest book please visit us at www.spearmillerfuneralhome.com .

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Gibbons, Joseph P.  [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/dgknsu

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Dear John,   

I believe that Joe is mamber of the Class of 1957.   

May He Rest In Peace.   


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Gibbons, Joseph P.  [MC1957]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 6 2009 8:44 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Mar 6 2009 5:43 PM

JFound: Siil, Karl [MC????] gives a free presentation 4/2 evening


LOPSA-NJ - IPv6: The Final Frontier
Start: 2009-04-02 19:00
End: 2009-04-02 21:00
Timezone: EST

Ironically, the title of this presentation is the same as that of an article published in Japan in 1996. Yet, since that time we have barely stepped into the IPv6 frontier. Internet Protocol, version 6, or IPv6 for short, has been “3 years away” since the early 1990s. It has received much interest in the academic and research communities and there are several experimental networks. But, there has been no “killer application”, as they used to say when IPv6 was first conceived, so IPv6 has not taken off commercially. But recent trends indicate it actually may take off, and soon.

Fears of IPv4 address space running out have been the primary reason that IPv6 has endured as a viable technology for over a decade despite nearly no acceptance in commercial networks. With “only” 4-billion addresses, the rapidly-growing Internet-based economy needs far more breathing room than IPv4 offers. The U.S. DoD, for example, envisions the deployment of address space thousands of times larger than the present-day Internet on each individual soldier. Those outside the U.S. are motivated to move to IPv6, partly because emerging technological powers like China have little legacy to preserve and strong government-mandated direction to implement leading-edge technologies.

IPv6 shouldn’t be expected to be a final frontier by anyone aware of the history of technology. But, IP networks are entering a brave new world with the maturing of this latest version of the protocol. Fortunately, IPv6 as a commercial reality is still far enough out that most businesses have plenty of time to plan and execute an orderly adoption. In addition to the history of IPv6, this presentation discusses real world pilot examples and gives tips on how to plan pilots and overall IPv6 adoption for your organization.

At the end of the session, participants will:
    * Understand the evolution, current status, and future direction of IPv6 deployment
    * Understand the drivers that have hindered IPv6 deployment and are now accelerating it
    * Learn what you can do to assess the immediate and long-term impact of IPv6 on your organization
    * Learn where to start experimenting with IPv6 equipment, software, and the existing international infrastructure
    * Learn what to do to be ready for IPv6 migration before it becomes an urgent need to do so

Speaker Bio:

Karl Siil is a Senior Research Engineer and Program Manager on SRI International’s C4ISR team. He is responsible for the Information Assurance practice of the Engineering and Systems Division. Karl has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and is a subject matter expert in network management, software development, and computer and network security. He recently published a book on managing change in enterprise networks, focusing on the Federal IPv6 transition.

Before joining SRI, Karl was a founding member and Chief Architect for Lumeta Corporation. Karl created and managed the company’s Professional Services Organization, architected and developed Lumeta’s flagship IPsonar product, and established the IPv6 Internet Mapping Project to track IPv6 adoption worldwide. Prior to Lumeta, Karl spent over a decade working for Bell Laboratories (now AT&T Laboratories) developing secure operating systems, consumer services, and next-generation networking platforms. Karl holds a BE in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union and an ME in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. He currently lives in Princeton, NJ with his family. Karl enjoys flying and holds a commercial pilot’s license with instrument, multi-engine, and seaplane ratings.

“LOPSA-NJ is an organization for system administrators in New Jersey formed to facilitate information exchange pertaining to the field of system administration. LOPSA-NJ is not affiliated with a particular hardware or software vendor or company. Everyone is invited!”

    Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library
    2751 Brunswick Pike   Meeting Room 1
    Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648
    United States

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    * Posted on: Fri, Mar 6 2009 12:54 PM

MNews: “MC RELAY for LIFE!” on Saturday, April 4 at 3:00pm

Caitlin invited you to “MC RELAY for LIFE!” on Saturday, April 4 at 3:00pm.

Event: MC RELAY for LIFE!

   “The Main Event”

What: Fundraiser

Host: Relay For Life Committee

Start Time: Saturday, April 4 at 3:00pm

End Time: Sunday, April 5 at 3:00am

Where: Draddy Gym

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


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    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 7 2009 8:08 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Mar 7 2009 9:14 PM

ENDNOTE: Murdered Man “Exonerated” by His Murderer — Texas


Murdered Man “Exonerated” by His Murderer — the State of Texas
Posted by Bill Anderson at February 6, 2009 10:10 PM

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Timothy Cole died of complications from asthma in a Texas prison in 1999, put there because of a wrongful rape conviction in Lubbock in 1986. Today, the State of Texas acknowledged that Cole was not the “Tech Rapist,” and that he was wrongfully convicted.

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Anyone want to discuss the “death penalty” and Justice?

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"