JASPER JOTTINGS Week 20 - 2012 May 13    

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



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POSITRACTION: An anthem to "the family" by a pop star


Taylor Swift's "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)" Music Video HD

Uploaded by MainstayPro on Oct 30, 2011

We love Taylor Swift and wanted to make a music video with her. But we never heard back from her or her representation so we finished the video anyway. Hope you enjoy!

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In 3:37, the video creator "sings" Taylor Swift's song in casting, characters, clothing, and nuances.

The back story I read was that Ms. Swift wrote the song after the old married couple visited her mom and she heard their story.

Evidently, the video creator must have had her OK to make it. (Otherwise, lawsuits would have taken it down.)

I don't know why or what happened.

All I do know is that this is imho a great music video.

Makes me think fondly of my own life. And. forlornly of the future years I've lost.

I think it "sings" a great pro-life, pro-family, pro-American Dream song.

I find i inspiring.

Ms. Swift's squeaky clean image as well as her "message", that appears to resonate with young female tweens and teens, further makes me a "fan". (My relatives think I'm going a little dotty being a "Swiftie". I'm long past chasing girls. I just think she's earned my respect. If she keeps it up, I'd put her in a class with: Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Dolly Parton, and Oprah Winfrey. Smart talented powerful women and positive role models. While Ms. Taylor is only 22, she's donated a prestigious amount to charity. Large, over ½M$ to floor relief; small, a signed guitar to a small NJ charity having an auction to raise fund for a deserving child. Very impressive.

So my fellow alums might think I'm an old fool, but I think "Mary's song" could be an anthem for "the good life; well lived". Compare that to other music and other entertainers. If it was up to me, I'd make her a Jasper. She's an exemplar that current and future Jaspers could learn from.

Watch the video and tell me where I'm wrong.

"Oh My My My".

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JOBIT: Brown, Br. John [MC1937 RIP]


Brother John Brown, F.S.C.
AGE: 98 • Lincroft

Brother John Brown, F.S.C., 98, of Lincroft died Friday, May 4, 2012 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. He was born in Palmer, Mass., and had received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on December 7, 1931. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, had attended Brown University, and received a Master of Arts degree from New York University. His assignments included La Salle Academy, Providence, R.I., St. Mary's School, Waltham, Mass., De La Salle Institute, New York City, La Salle Institute, Troy, N.Y., St. Joseph's School, Detroit, Michigan, and Manhattan Prep., Bronx, N.Y. before returning to La Salle Institute where he served as Vice Principal. He has been in residence at De La Salle Hall since 2004.

The viewing will be held at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at De La Salle Halle on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Marlboro Township. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 6, 2012


Brown, Br. John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=brother-fsc&pid=157480497&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother Celsus John Brown FSC is a member of the Class of 1937.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brown, Br. John [MC1937 RIP]

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On a personal note, I believe, subject confirmation from my fellow Prepsters (Now Confirmed), that Brother attempted to teach me in High School. I apologize that I was a terrible student and giant pain in his, and all the teachers, <synonym for donkey>. I no longer blame them, but myself for not tunneling out. As opposed to checking out mentally which is what I did. I do remember all the Brothers as real human beings from time to time. Funny the perceptions of youth. I've long ago added all my teachers to my prayer list and hope that they forgive me my "youthful exuberance".

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MVIDEO: Manhattan College baseball coach Jim Duffy on paying college athletes


Published on May 2, 2012 by jmmanc

Jim Mancari sits down with three sources to discuss the logistics of paying college athletes. St. John's University men's basketball forward God'sgift Achiuwa, Hofstra Univeristy women's basketball forward Shante Evans and Manhattan College baseball coach Jim Duffy all agree that it would be quite difficult to pay all the athletes. Though a full athletic scholarship seems to be enough compensation, supporters of paying college athletes argue that these individuals have other expenses not covered by the scholarship.

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[JR: I respectfully disagree. Alma Mater is at a disadvantage. Big Education is about earning money on the backs of "student athletes". Semi-pro athletes. NCAA basketball is like Major League Baseball's minor leagues. The system is corrupt. And, needs reform.]

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JEMAIL: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) seeks clarification on my opinion of the State's role


> You said in this week's "positrations"--"I continue to believe that this is an area for a minimal State interest.
> The mother —informed by her doctors, properly motivated family members, and her clergy — is the ultimate
> judge. With some modest oversight of the State, that this is not an abuse of a future citizen.

This sounds like you believe that the "State" should have little say about what the mother decides about the fetus. Is that right?

Ken Jablon '62

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Yes, in a better world, a little L libertarian world, this would be true. The State would be only interested in protecting the rights of a citizen. We would have had a national discussion about: "when does life begin", "when do rights inure to a person", and "the proper role for the State in protecting citizens". We'd know that the State would insure that there were no systemeatic factors in such a personal decision.

For example, the motives of those providing services or counseling to a Mom were not biased by financial gain. For example, that should Mom decide to have the child and give it up for adoption that this was an informed decision. For example, that groups urging one decision or the other had to put up financially, or shut up. On both sides of the issue.  

This is a LONG way from where we are today.

Gooferment is probably the WORST way to "solve" a difficult moral, financial, personal, and political issue. Now all we do is argue while the politicians and bureaucrats sit back and feather their nests. Every once in a while, when reasoned discussion begins to take place, they throw more gas on the fire.

Yeah, I'm one of those "nuts" who can see that there's "right" on both sides of the "pro-life / pro-choice" "debate".

And, yes, I see myself as both pro-life and pro-choice.

Gooferment isn't the answer; it's the problem.

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JHQ: 13th annual Media Ecology Association Convention 6/7-10


Media Experts To Visit College this Summer for Annual Convention
Posted on April 19, 2012

From June 7-10, Manhattan College in partnership with the Media Ecology Association (MEA), will host the 13th annual Media Ecology Association Convention on campus. Throughout the four-day event, 200 presenters from more than 20 different countries will highlight topics related to media culture, and the conference’s theme, The Crossroads of the Word.

“The conference references New York City’s Times Square as the crossroads of the world, as well as the 21st century’s constant and fluid movement of peoples and cultures across all of the previous boundaries of our global village,” said Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., this year’s convention coordinator, chair of the communication department at Manhattan College and vice president of MEA.

A few of the noted presenters include Sherry Turkle, Ph.D., Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and author of The Second Self, Life on the Screen and Alone Together on June 7. Douglas Rushkoff, winner of MEA’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity will come on June 8. Rushkoff is the author of 10 books and producer of three PBS Frontline documentaries.

In addition, Terence Moran, Ph.D., distinguished author, professor of media, culture and communication at New York University and one of three founding member’s of NYU’s media ecology doctoral program, will present on June 9. Computer scientist, composer and visual artist Jaron Lanier, author of You are Not a Gadget and named to Time magazine’s list of 100 of the most influential people for 2010, will also speak on June 9.

The MEA is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote the study, research, criticism and application of media ecology by providing a channel for the exchange of information among the association’s members through events like the Annual Convention.

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MFACEBOOK: Reunion Weekend 2012


Yet another Facebook page.

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) Finalist / Poetry Contest


Saturday, May 05, 2012
Finalist in the 40th Annual Poetry Contest held by the Town of Greenburgh, NY

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: ON her way to becoming "poetess laureate" of MC?]

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JFOUND: Nussbaum, Hazel [MC2000] does tennis jewelry


Love Tennis by Hazel: Jewelry line launches
May 4, 2012 · Print This Article

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Dear John,

I believe that Hazel is a member of the Class of 2000.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Nussbaum, Hazel [MC2000]

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JFOUND: Yu, Michelle [MC2001] two novels and doing an emcee gig


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival – May 12th DUMBO, Brooklyn

Posted by: Melissa Rios on: May 6, 2012

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Michelle Yu

Michelle Yu is a sports anchor/reporter for Sports Net New York and covers everything NYC in MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL. Michelle began her sports journalism career in print, writing for Gannett Newspaper’s ‘The Journal News and Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine. In 2003, Michelle made the transition from print to television when she joined College Sports Television. She has also spent time as a sports reporter on Time Warner Cable’s ‘Sportstime’ show in New Jersey. A Bronx native, Michelle co-authored her first novel China Dolls in 2007, and her second novel Young, Restless and Broke will be published in 2009. Michelle graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in communications and currently lives in Manhattan.

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Yu, Michelle [MC????]

[JR: How kool is Jasper Yu? TWO novels and an EMCEE! Applause from this section of the PeaNut Gallery!  ]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michelle is a member of the Class of 2001.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Yu, Michelle [MC2001]

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JNEWS: Mahlstedt, Neil D. [MC1967] writes about economics and ran a mailroom equipment manufacturing company


May 07, 2012

Neil D. Mahlstedt Recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for Excellence in Business Management
-- Neil D. Mahlstedt writes about economics and ran a mailroom equipment manufacturing company --

BARRINGTON, IL, May 7, 2012 /Cambridge Who's Who/ -- Neil D. Mahlstedt, Retired President of Neopost, and Author for MaskedAvenger.me, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in business management.

Mr. Mahlstedt nurtured an interest in and leadership throughout a career which concluded as the head of the North American operations of a troubled middle market mailroom equipment supplier. His goal in this last assignment was to end 11 years of losses from operations. He led efforts in improving employee participation, adequate financing and lowering costs. The company turned profitable within two years and continued to generate increasing levels of income through an LBO and finally an IPO. He currently writes about simple economics with a touch of humor for the average reader. He attributes his success to his resilience and good fortune. He considers the organization change at Neopost as his best accomplishment because it involved all the company's personnel and continues today.

Resiliency showed up in Mr. Mahlstedt's education. After quitting high school to join the military he went on as an adult to receive his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Accounting from Manhattan College, and an MBA in Business from the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago. He remains abreast of trends and developments as a member of various internet groups, and he is a former member of The Conference Board Inc. In the years to come, Mr. Mahlstedt hopes to continue influencing people and teach others what he has learned - or giving back as he puts it.

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Mahlstedt, Neil D. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Neil is a member of the Class of 1967.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mahlstedt, Neil D. [MC1967]

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JNEWS: Cash, Darron [MC1989] runs for office


Darron Cash


Candidate's Info

Darron Cash was born in Nassau, the son of Cleo Cash and Benjamin F. Stewart. He completed primary and secondary school at Uriah McPhee and St. Augustine’s College, respectively.

Mr Cash earned an associate’s degree from The College of The Bahamas and a bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Manhattan College, New York. He later earned a master of business administration degree in finance from Rutgers University, where he pursued his studies as a Fulbright Scholar.

Mr Cash began his professional career in public accounting with the international firms Ernst & Young in Nassau, and KPMG in Nassau and New York City. Prior to establishing his own practice, Darron Cash and Associates, an accounting and consulting firm specialising in services to small and medium-sized businesses, Mr Cash served as chief financial officer to Doctors Hospital and First Caribbean International Bank.

A former FNM Senator, Mr Cash also serves as Chairman of the Board of The Bahamas Development Bank. He was the FNM National Treasurer between 2003 and 2005 and presently serves as a Party Vice-Chairman.

Mr Cash has 30 years of community service and leadership experience, and has made a difference to society at every stage of his life. This independent thinker and vocal advocate is a leader and man of action and his track record of engagement demonstrates this.

Mr Cash has held a number of leadership positions in a broad range of business and civic organisations, including: The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce (treasurer and secretary), The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (secretary), The Bahamian Interest Forum (chairman), The Rutgers University Black MBA Association (president), Circle K International Board of Trustees (trustee), National Association of Black Accountants Inc.-New York Chapter (secretary), Nassau Jaycees (treasurer), and The College of The Bahamas Union of Students (COBUS) (president).

Mr Cash is married to Annette Cash and the couple has a son, Jonathan.

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Cash, Darron [MC????]

[JR: Can't tell if he won.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Darron is a member of the Class of 1989.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cash, Darron [MC1989]

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JNEWS: O'Malley, Tom [MC1963] WSJ letter by McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

from: McEneney, Edward J. (MC1959)
to: Jasper Fjohn68
cc: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
date: Mon, May 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM
subject: Tom O'Malley WSJ Letter to Editor May 7, 2012




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May 6, 2012, 3:41 p.m. ET

The Things I Did to Get on Obama's 'Enemies List'

Kimberley Strassel's April 27 Potomac Watch "The President Has a List" reports some serious allegations. I have not made too many lists in my more than 50 years in business, so I was quite surprised to see my name on President Barack Obama's "enemies" list.

My most recent business venture, PBF Energy, bought the closed-down Delaware City Refinery, spent $400 million to fix it and reopened it with a United Steel Workers unionized work force. More than a thousand high-paying jobs were created in a state where unemployment had become a real problem.

PBF also bought a refinery in Paulsboro, N.J., one that was scheduled to close. Thus, more high-paying unionized jobs were saved in New Jersey.

If this gets you on the enemies list, it would be good for the country if the list were expanded. It would seem that I got on the list because I gave to the Romney PAC. I have also run a fund-raiser for New York's own senator, Chuck Schumer, who I believe is still a Democrat. I hope this doesn't get me on another list, because the amount involved exceeded the Romney contribution.

I can't believe that the president has authorized such a self-destructive strategy and can only suggest that he and his administration may want to disown the author of the list, whoever that may be.

Tom O'Malley
Executive Chairman
PFB Energy
West Palm Beach, Fla.

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O'Malley, Tom [MC1963]

[JR: Seems to me a I remember that name from somewhere around the Quad? Too bad he's "an enemy". Chicago politics peeking out from behind the façade? ]

[TIP 'o' the HAT to: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) ]

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Religious Studies Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant


Religious Studies Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant
Posted on May 07, 2012

Robert Geraci, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, was recently awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar grant to research the social study of artificial intelligence and robotics at the Indian Institute of Science in Banglore, India. His research will begin in December 2012 and end in April 2013.

In his 2010 book Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, Geraci analyzed how the western religious apocalyptic traditions have affected the way certain people think about robotics and artificial intelligence. Using this same concept of how technology and meaning are intertwined, he will interview roboticists, computer scientists and researchers in India to gain further insight and identify if there is in fact a religious connection.

“I am going to go and talk to people and try to understand why they build what they build, what kinds of things are they building and what problems are they hoping to solve using the computer sciences,” Geraci said. “I also want to contextualize that within their religious life if such a connection exists.”

Geraci is also preparing to publish his latest book on the association between video games and transhumanism. For example, some games actually debate transhumanism as a user plays, and this concept has lead to research conducted by three of Geraci’s students, which is funded through a National Science Foundation grant. He is the author of a variety of essays published in the Routledge Companion to Religion and Science, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion and Theology and Science.

He is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2012-2013. The U.S. government sponsors the Fulbright Program, which is its flagship international educational exchange program. In addition, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries.

First established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is also supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Since the Fulbright program started more than 60 years ago, nearly 310,000 people have participated — approximately 116,900 from the U.S. and 192,800 from other countries.

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JINSTAGRAM: A new source of Jasper content?



794 photos · 309 followers

“Manhattan College! Shined a light so bright in my sense of self, fall 2004 I entered not knowing I'd be enlightened with the most amazing 4 years of my life! Nothing quite competes with the bonds I made & lessons learned in MC! #Jasper till the end!! <3 love my school! Class of '08 [Photo Credit: Tom Conway]”

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[JR: Not sure how to capture these Jaspers or follow them. (Note: It's not stalking. But that's for a jury to sort out.) All to provide content for those of us who's lives are over and, like vampires, we need the living to live vicariously. LOL! I think.]

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JOBIT: Greene, Donald F. Jr. [MC1961 RIP]



Donald F. Greene Jr.

Donald F. Greene Jr., 76, of Fairview Park, died March 24.

He was a native of Hackensack, N.J. and longtime resident of Fairview Park. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1953 and Manhattan College in 1961. His dearest accomplishment was enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he became a sergeant serving in the First Battalion, Ninth Marines in Okinawa.

Mr. Green is survived by his children Elizabeth, Amy, Christopher and Daniel; grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas and Ana Cristina; sister, Barbara and brother-in-law Frank and their children; best friend and cousin Malcolm Greene and his wife Michelle; friend of the Keatings; many cousins and lifelong friends.

Graveside services were conducted at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Arrangements by Corrigan/Craciun Funeral Home, Fairview Park.


Greene, Donald F. Jr. [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JNEWS: Bibaud, Patrick [MC????] Francis Ouimet Scholarship student speaker


Tiger Woods
May 8, 2012
O’Meara won’t spill the beans about Tiger Woods
Emily Kay
Boston Golf Examiner

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The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has awarded $25 million in scholarships to 5,000 students since its founding in 1949. This year’s student speaker, Patrick Bibaud, worked as a caddie and in the bag room at Worcester Country Club for eight years, captains his Manhattan College golf team, and helps renovate Habitat for Humanity dwellings in New York City.

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Bibaud, Patrick [MC????]

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JLINKEDIN: Guernsey, Nancy "Red" [MC1977] Project Engineer at NYCDOT


Guernsey, Nancy "Red" [MC1977]
Project Engineer at NYCDOT
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering


Polytechnic University
Manhattan College
Ocean County College

Skills & Expertise

Licensed pilot
Life member, American Mensa

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JOBIT: Gauriloff, James M. [MC1946 RIP]


James M. Gauriloff

BEACON - James Mark Gauriloff joined his beloved wife, Alice, in heaven on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the age of 91.

Jim was born the first of ten children to Anna and Maxim Gauriloff on August 15, 1920 in Ellsworth, PA. He played football at Ellsworth High School where he was an All-Star county center for two years, earned a football scholarship to Manhattan College where he played tackle and end, and was named to the NYC All-Star team. He graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education in 1946 and in 1953 received his M.A. in Physical Education from NYU.

His college career was interrupted while he served in the US Army during WWII with the medical detachment at Rhoads General Hospital in Utica.

He came to Beacon High School in 1947 to organize a football team. Jim coached football, basketball and baseball on and off for his 35 year career at BHS. As Athletic Director, he introduced many competitive team sports to the school, created the Varsity Club, and established the athletic program at Rombout Middle School.

His involvement in the community included working with the Beacon Recreation Commission and helping to form the Beacon Pop Warner Football League. Jim directed the adult phys ed and driver's ed programs in town. Jim also directed the driver training program at the VA Medical Center at Castle Point and was sports director at both Castle Point and Green Haven Corrections Facilities.

He was also an active member of the Beacon Lodge of Elks and the Knights of Columbus. Jim served as President of the Parish Council of St. John the Evangelist, was past President of the Dutchess County Scholastic League and was inducted into the Dutchess County Sports Museum Hall of Fame in 1986.

On July 22, 1944, he married the love of his life, Alice O'Grady, who predeceased him in 2011. His hobbies included fishing - especially in the wilds of Canada, tending to his roses and tomatoes, working with stained glass and hosting his 'two-beer' cookouts for family and friends. Jim and Alice enjoyed traveling extensively in their retirement.

Jim's love is etched in the hearts of his children - son James and his wife Kathy of Lehighton, PA; daughter Ellen Boldrin and her husband Hank of Hyde Park; son Joe and his wife Patty of Beacon; daughter Janet Hof and her husband Roger of Salt Point; and son-in-law John Paille of Rochester.

He will forever be remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren - Jeff and Lisa Paille and their daughters Charlotte, Julia and Lindsay; Jenn and Jodi Hooper and their children, Madison and Sam; Mary Paille; Cheryl Paille; Jerold and Janice Gauriloff; Mike Gauriloff and Brittany O'Keefe; Lauren Boldrin and Randall Marquis; Dan Boldrin and Jennifer Kane; Joe Gauriloff and Dana Thorsen; Kim Gauriloff, Alissa Hof and Sarah Hof.

Jim is joyfully reunited in heaven with his beloved wife, Alice, and his daughter MaryAlice Paille.

The family will be receiving friends at Halvey Funeral Home, 24 Willow Street in Beacon on Friday, May 11, from 4:00 - 7:00p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon. Interment will follow at St. Joachim's Old Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Jim's memory to The James M. Gauriloff Memorial BHS Scholarship Fund in care of Ellen Boldrin, 46 Lawrence Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

To send the family a personal condolence please visit www.halveyfh.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Peter T. and Patrick J. Halvey.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from May 10 to May 12, 2012


Gauriloff, James M. [MC1946 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=james-gauriloff&pid=157525359&cid=full

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JOBIT: Werner, Walter F. [MC???? RIP]


Dr. Walter F. Werner

Dr. Walter F. Werner (Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force (Ret.), loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, pastor and friend, went home to be with the Lord on May 1, 2012.

Walt was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and received his B.A. from Manhattan College, an M.B.A. from Western New England University, studied for a Doctor of Ministry degree at Evangel Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Theology degree from Biblical Life College and Seminary.

In his professional life as a U.S. Air Force officer he began his career in 1967 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., with the Electronic Systems Division working on the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) program. In 1971, Walt came to the Armament Development and Test Center, Eglin AFB, Fla., as a Public Affairs Officer. Subsequent assignments included Thule, Greenland, Hanscom AFB, and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In 1979, Walt separated from the Air Force, joined the Air Force Reserve and continued his career with the Air Force as a civilian, first as Director of Security Review and later Deputy Director of Public Affairs at Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md., and then as Director of Security Review at Air Force Headquarters, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Walt retired in 2001 to pursue the ministry full-time.

As proud as Walt was to serve his country, his true calling and his first love was serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, alongside his wife, Sue. Walt devoted the last 30 years of his life to the ministry at home in the United States, as well as traveling to and supporting ministries in Israel, Ghana, India, Bosnia, Panama, Outer Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Russia and China. Besides his ministerial studies, Walt also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for his many years of national and international achievements and contributions to the ministry.

Walt is fondly remembered as Senior Pastor of Living Word Ministries in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Springfield, Va., and providing weekly services for the last 10 years at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, Fla.

Walt is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years and ministry partner, Susan (Scofield) Werner; son, Jeff (Kathleen); daughters, Lauren Storie (DeWayne) and Stefanie; and sister, Janet Kempner (Bruce). He was affectionately known as "Poppy" to his grandchildren Bethany, Liam, Jacob, Elise, Caleb and the newest Werner, due this fall.

A celebration of Walt's life will be held on Saturday, May 12, at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin, Fla. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to his memorial fund can be made to Living Word Ministries P.O. Box 1000, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549.

You may express condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com. Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements.


Werner, Walter F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/nwfdailynews/guestbook.aspx?n=walter-werner&pid=157525525&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1967.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Werner, Walter F. [MC1967 RIP]

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MVIDEO: An Analysis of the Chapel


An Analysis of the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

As part of the 2012 De La Salle Week festivities, Richard Emmerson, Ph.D., dean of the school of arts and medieval art specialist, gave an analysis of the mural in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers, in the context of the building itself.

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[JR: Wow, that was quick. And I was interested in it since I've been there so many times for long periods of time. Oblvious to what the nuances of what I was seeing. Argh! ]

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[JR: Strange? A little poking around gave anther link. Argh! 10 minutes well spent. Who knew it had such a story to tell?]

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JHQ: Patterson, James [MC1969] increases his scholarship support


James Patterson’s Dedication to Alma Mater Sparks New Scholarships at Manhattan
Posted on May 10, 2012

Award-winning author and alumnus James Patterson ’69 continues his support and generosity at Manhattan College with the establishment of 16 new James Patterson Scholarships.

The new scholarships will start this fall, and $5,000 each will be awarded to 16 rising seniors and juniors who exemplify hard work, determination and leadership in the classroom and within the campus community. Eight students from both the junior and senior classes will be selected to receive the James Patterson Scholarships based on merit, need and involvement in activities related to the College’s mission. All recipients of the James Patterson Scholarships will be selected this summer.

“My hope is that our program will help motivate and stimulate potential leaders at the College who will go on to do great things in their communities,” Patterson said. “Manhattan College will be warmed and illuminated by their glow.”

During the scholarship program’s second year, Patterson will increase the scholarships from 16 to 18, and recognize eight juniors and 10 seniors with awards. Four of the senior scholarships recipients will be awarded $7,500 each based on their personal contributions made to the College throughout their junior year, and these will be determined through an essay submission. The remaining 14 recipients will receive $5,000.

“The students who will be eligible for this generous assistance are our 'emerging stars': they work in student government, organize and lead the Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) service trips, tutor in the local schools, play varsity athletics, or write for the newspaper and the literary magazine, while also excelling in classes,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College. “Many of them are also first-generation college students whose families struggle to meet the gap between available financial aid and the full cost of attendance.”

In addition to the new Patterson scholarships, he currently funds the James Patterson Minority Scholarship at Manhattan, which started in 2006 and has supported the education of 25 students. He also has supported the College’s Jasper Open, De La Salle Dinner and Annual Fund.

Patterson has had 19 consecutive No. 1 novels on The New York Times bestseller list, and holds The New York Times and Guinness world records for most hardcover fiction best-selling titles by a single author (76). His books include the top-selling detective series, Alex Cross featuring Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, and the popular Maximum Ride, Daniel X and Witch & Wizard series.

As an author, Patterson is passionate about books and encouraging people of all ages to read. In fact, he recently launched the website ReadKiddoRead.com as a tool for adults to help them find books for kids to read. He also rewards groups or individuals who use creative and effective ways to spread the joy of reading with the James Patterson Pageturner Awards, and makes regular donations of thousands of books to troops overseas.

In 2010, he received the Children’s Choice Book Council’s Author of the Year award, an honor chosen by more than 15,000 young readers.

“James Patterson’s strong commitment to education is clearly evident in his generous support of Manhattan College and its students,” O’Donnell added.

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[JR: Nice to have talent. Even better to help future Jaspers.]

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JEMAIL: Skau, George (MC1959) recognizes a problem

My e-mail account was broken into and someone sent out spam to everyone in my address book around 9pm with the subject "re:" and a web site link. Please do not click on the web site link and delete the e-mail immediately.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

George Skau

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Skau, George (MC1959)

[JR: Regardless of the reason, always nice to hear from fellow Jaspers. Although, now everyone will need to hear the "canned" "Why you should have your own domain" lecture. Or gmail.]

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May I suggest that you have your own domain? The common wisdom, or is that common whizdumb, is to own your own name as a domain name. I own "reinke.cc". (I like saying "sea sea me at reinke.cc"! me@reinke.cc will actually work!) I gives one quite a bit of control. And, it's very cheap. I know three solutions at 18$/year using wordpressdotcom with gmail, 28$/year email only with 1and1, and 60$/year for domain+email+webspace also at 1and1. My point is not that you should use 1and1. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 I could care less which one you use. It's that getting on to your own domain with email is cheap and easy. And, it's not hotmail, yahoo, or gmail. It IS your own "personal brand".

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[JR: You can also avoid this nonsense with GMAIL. Reply for an invite. Although you don't need "an invite" anymore. :-)  I send hem to annoy the aol, yahoo, and hotmail Users that email me. LOL! Yeah I know; "no life".]

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JNEWS: Bibaud, Patrick [MC2012] Francis Ouimet Scholarship student speaker ided

Dear John,

See message below from my Grandson. Patrick is a member of the Class 2012.


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Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JNEWS: Bibaud, Patrick [MC????] Francis Ouimet Scholarship student speaker
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 21:02:35 -0400
From: John Chan
To: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

I know him he was one of the old golfers that I helped make the swim team. He is a great kid. A senior graduating this year and I think i did well. {Privacy Invoked}

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Mike McEneney <mmceneney@mindspring.com> wrote:

Dear John,

Do you know this fellow? Is in your class?

{Privacy Invoked}


Pop Pop

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Bibaud, Patrick [MC2012]

[JR: Can't resist giving the "senior officer on deck" in the Virtual Jasper Newsroom a little "love"!]

OK, "Pop Pop"! Thanks for sharing that.

Since turn about is fair play, when Frau Reinke wanted to razz me she'd call me "Ferd". Usually preceded with adjectives like "weird", "crazy", or "nutty". Her niece and nephews picked it up. Since her oldest nephew took a while to get a handle on "B''s, "F"s, and "T"s. His "feeerrrd" would come out as "turd". Which she thought was hysterical. And, she'd work on prompting the child to say it around my Mom, who thought it was adorable, and around our friends.

I was less amused.

So to get her back, around her Uncles at one WEDDING we were all at, I'd asked the boy to tell them what I drove. (An international harvester TRUCK which the boy and I thought was kool.) Since T's came out as F's. Those Uncles had beer through their noses moment, and then had him repeat that for anyone who hadn't heard it and for several encores.

After the wedding, a particularly FRIGID Frau Reinke negotiated a "peace" about "Ferd" and "Truck". THAT was funny!

And, my niece in law, now on the wrong side of 40, still thinks "ferd" is funny from time to time.

SO "Pop Pop" is much better than "Turd".

"Ferd" or "Turd" aka CIC 

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[JR: I can sense the readers saying: "Gag me and get back to Jasper news." ]

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ENDNOTE: Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992] on the Yonkers "bubble"

FROM TIME TO TIME, I read "stuff" by our fellow alums that sparks a reaction from this little L libertarian.


Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992]

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Part One of a Series of Reports......

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"A City In Decline, What is Truly Happening in The City of Yonkers, NY" or maybe a better title, "The City of Yonkers, Uncovering the Truth" so lets begin, since we have to begin somewhere, full dislclosure, i am a Yonkers Fire Lieutenant and have been a member of the YFD for a little over 11 years...........just went to a Yonkers City Council townhall type meeting at Lincoln HS in Yonkers, where the residents and employees of Yonkers get to voice their concerns over the proposed budget from the Mayor and i have to to say i was extremely disappointed, first off, some residents seem to live in a bubble where all that matters is education, we can all agree education is crucial but without police keeping the streets safe and firefighters keeping you safe and sanitation workers keeping the streets clean then what kind of learning environment can children thrive in? it takes all of these services working together to make a city thrive and be alive.

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AHHhh, it's nice to see someone recognizing that "socialism doesn't work".

The powers that be, masquerading as a fiction called "The City of Yonkers, NY" — which "We, The Sheeple" actually treat as if it exists — allow the gangsters to provoke a fight between those that want education and those that want police and those that want firefighters. Argh!

Compare that to the Free Market, or what we know today as the SEMI-FREE market. (The only true free market is the underground or Black Market.)

You want Burger King and I want KFC. The invisible hand of the free market provides each of us exactly (almost) what we want at a price we are willing to pay.

No fights between the KFC-ers and the BK-ers. Peaceful commerce.

Now return to the Socialist scenario. After helping themselves to vast quantities of loot disguised as salaries, pensions, and benefits! And, after all the corrupt double dealing tricks that are all very illegal! The peons get to fight over how to allocate the few pennies that are left. All those who want more --- "Please, sir, may I have some more?" --- are pointed at casinos, developers, "the rich", … <insert favorite scapegoats> … the crazy Libertarians who say "weze vein' robbed" to extract the needed wealth.

Yes, you want education? Don't ask for others to pay for it.

Yes, you want fire protection? Don't ask for others to pay for it.

Yes, you want a "peace officer"? Don't ask others to pay for it.

Ben Franklin came up with "fire insurance" to pay for the fireman. Great concept.

Let's revive it.

<Insert argument about "You had those kids. You feed 'em. Why do I have to eddykate them.">

Anyway, you get the idea of this endnote. "Don't let fictions cause friction".

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