JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 - 2012 July 15    

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



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POSITRACTION: This needs no words


Published on May 31, 2012 by BancSabadell

En el 130º aniversario de la creación de Banco Sabadell hemos querido rendir un homenaje a nuestra ciudad con la campaña "Som Sabadell". Esta es la flashmob que realizamos como colofón final con la participación de más de 100 personas de la Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès y los coros Lieder y Amics de l'Òpera y la Coral Belles Arts.


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[JR: The essence of the human experience. Look at the faces. I'm so jealous.]

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FINDLINGS: Buy and sell Manhattan College Jaspers Lacrosse Tickets?

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Manhattan College Jaspers Lacrosse Tickets - Buy and sell Manhattan College Jaspers Lacrosse Tickets and all other NCAA Lacrosse Tickets on StubHub!

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[JR: Really. Is there a need for tickets? Does it draw that well?]

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FINDLING: Brendan Slattery on Pittsfield Suns

Slattery (Manhattan College) helps the Pittsfield Suns down the North
Brendan Slattery (Manhattan College) went 1-2, sparking the Pittsfield Suns (10- 12) to a 5-1 victory in seven innings over the North Shore Navigators (14-5) on ...

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JNEWS:  Mossey, Susan [MC????] owns Nancy Langlois School of Dance


July 8, 2012
New owners at Langlois School of Dance
By DAN HEATH, Press-Republican Press-Republican

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PLATTSBURGH — There is new ownership at the Nancy Langlois School of Dance at 34 Riley Ave.

Susan Mossey and her husband, Derek, closed on the building in early June. Mossey also runs the Nancy Langlois School of Dance at Ameri-Can North Sports Center at 90 Sharron Ave. in Plattsburgh.

The Riley Avenue location will now be the home office, she said. Renovations to the Riley Avenue location include a 50-foot mirrored wall, a resurfaced 2,400-square-foot hardwood dance floor and a revamped waiting room.

Mossey said she has hundreds of students at the Sharron Avenue location and has always had to turn some prospective students away in the past. With a second studio, that should no longer be a problem.

“This gives me the opportunity to not have to turn anyone away,” she said.

Plattsburgh Dance offers classes in hip-hop, tap, jazz and ballet dancing.

“We are looking into offering Zumba and hip-hop birthday parties,” Mossey said.

Mossey is originally from Plattsburgh. She said she has been dancing since she was 2 years old.

She graduated from Manhattan College and then studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City and the Bronx Dance Theater. Mossey said she moved back to this area in 1994 and began offering the region’s first hip-hop classes.

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Registration for the next season of classes starts Aug. 1. Forms will be available at plattsburghdance.com or by email at smosseydheath@pressrepublican.com

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Mossey, Susan [MC????]

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JEMAIL: Bryk, William (MC1977) ids Swenson, John [MC1972]

RE: JNEWS:  Swenson, John [MC1972] book "New Atlantis"



“I just always liked words,” said Swenson, who began writing record reviews while a student at Manhattan College in 1968. “I never considered music journalism a potential career.”

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I believe John Swenson was Class of 1972. He was elected President of the Student Government in 1971.

William Bryk '77

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Swenson, John [MC1972]

Bryk, William (MC1977)

[JR: Thanks, William. Much appreciated. It's a team effort.]

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JLINKEDIN: McCool, Ed [MC1991] Director, Finance and Budgeting at United States Tennis Association


McCool, Ed [MC1991]
Director, Finance and Budgeting at United States Tennis Association
Yonkers, New York

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JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) asks a "revenue model" question

On Sunday, July 8, 2012, Louis Menchise wrote:

I’m trying to develop a website. I have a six-point revenue model for it. For me to attract investors, I have to answer two questions for them: “How much capital will be needed?”; and “What kind of return is needed and how soon will it appear?” The capital part isn’t too difficult, but I’m having a devil of a time finding accountants who can monetize my revenue model. Is there anyone out there who can help me directly, or who can refer an accountant who is familiar with web marketing revenue calculation?

Louis Menchise
‘87B - Finance

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Menchise, Louis (MC1987)

[JR: Not my field of expertise. Help from the readers?]

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JEMAIL: Gene Fagan (MC1950) switches to a new ISP

RE: "Hello, Stranger." Challenge message from the Yahoo Group


I am not a stranger. I am Gene Fagan from the class of 1950 in Electrical

My old Email address was {Privacy Invoked} or {Privacy Invoked}.

I am dropping {Privacy Invoked} but don't want to lose you.

My new Email address is {Privacy Invoked}.

Gene Fagan

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[JR: Welcome. I'm sure you won't mind if I use this as a "teachable movement" for our younger alums.]

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 15$/year using wordpressdotcom with gmail, 25$/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".

You should choose something short, memorable, business-like, and eternal.

Then, even if you use an ISP, GMail, or anyone else for mail services, you always give out your domain address. (Or in my case, one of your domain addresses. Allows you to "sort" your inbound email by priority.

The eternal part is that you NEVER have to change emails. People, that you've long forgotten, still will have an email that works. People, who got you email from someone else (i,e,. recruiters and network referrals) can still "find" you.


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MOBIT: McCabe, James Patrick [MCattendee  RIP]


James McCabe

McCabe, James

James Patrick McCabe, loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on July 6, 2012. He was 53 years old.

Jim was born on June 24, 1959 in The Bronx, to Lillian and James McCabe.

He was a caring and compassionate man whose smile could brighten anyone's day. He loved spending time with his family and cheering on his favorite teams, the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He loved Rock and Roll; Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers and The Boss.

Jim graduated from Spellman High School in 1977. He attended Manhattan College and graduated from Mercy College. He had a successful career as a paralegal in New York City.

He was a loving father to his daughter Jessica McCabe and her husband Amos Watts, and a wonderful grandfather to their children, Loren and Sloane.

He was also a loving father to Sona, the daughter of his former wife, Yvonne McKenzie.

He is survived by his six younger brothers, Chris, John, Matthew, Thomas, Peter and Kevin, and many nieces and nephews who will miss his annual birthday serenades.

We will miss him dearly, but thank God for the time we had with him to create the wonderful memories that we will cherish forever.

We find comfort that he is in Heaven with those who have gone before him, including his father, Aunt Rita, Uncle Jackie and Uncle Billy.

A wake will be held at Flynn Memorial Home on Central Park Avenue, on Monday, July 9th, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The Funeral Mass will be held on July 10th, 2012 at 10:00 am at Saint Mary's Church, South Broadway, Yonkers, NY.

Published in the The Journal News on July 9, 2012


McCabe, James Patrick [MCattendee  RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=james-mccabe&pid=158421434&cid=full

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JEMAIL: Horn, Bill (MC1964) cites different factors in the demise of "Manhattan Men"

from: Horn, Bill (MC1964)
to: jasper reinke
date: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM
subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 28 - 2012 July 08

Re Manhattan Men

I doubt the end of "Manhattan Men" had anything to do with the war. More likely it was the increasing presence of women on campus and the transition to co-education. Manhattan Men would have excluded rather than welcomed women and "Manhattan Men and Women" just doesn't work.

A lesser contributing factor may have been the refocusing of the Manhattan College Glee Club from an organization that performed popular, show tunes and light classical music--often in concert with the Manhattan College Orchestra--to one with a more restricted and academic focus on classical music. The old Glee Club could have occasionally performed Manhattan Men and other fight songs that now sit on the shelf as a tribute to Manhattan's heritage without being deemed sexist. Perhaps someday some of those songs will be revived in a reunion or historical context.

To their credit, the leaders of Manhattan in the 60s and 70s were very sensitive to making women feel welcome and a full and natural part of the Manhattan family. I still remember Brother Stephen Sullivan's regular use of the word "alumni/ae" in his speeches to make that point, even though the word of alumni covers both.

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[JR: Very plausible.]

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JFOUND: Ferraiola, Thomas J. 'Tom' [MC1950] cited as a teacher


Is He Not the Carpenter’s Son?
by GodGoogler

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In many working class families, there’s often a strange dynamic at play. Parent’s want their children to succeed, but they also don’t want them to succeed so much that it brings a certain haughtiness to their demeanor. As an example, my Chemistry teacher in high school, Tom Ferraiola, once told me a story about how his family would make their own wine, a typical Italian tradition. Tom, a working class kid, did well in school and ended up studying chemistry at Manhattan College and later at Niagara University, a stone’s throw from where I am now in Buffalo. When he’d come home the parents would invite him to come make wine with them.

During the fermentation process, the liquid would start to bubble, a sign that the yeast was feeding on the sugar and producing alcohol, a typical chemical reaction, known well by Tom.

“Now it’s boiling.” Tom’s father would say.

“Dad,” Tom would counter, “It’s not boiling, it’s fermenting.”

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Ferraiola, Tom [MC????]

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Dear John,

I find a Thomas J. Ferraiola in the Class of 1950 who was a teacher.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ferraiola, Thomas J. 'Tom' [MC1950]

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FINDLING: Muslims for Progressive Values @ mc

MPV Annual Retreat “Theology Of Mercy” To Be Held At Manhattan College, New York July 13-15 2012 - PRLog (free press release)
LOS ANGELES, CA 7/9/12: Muslims for Progressive Values will hold its annual retreat in New York, sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center of Manhattan College. PRLog (Press Release) - Jul 09, 2012 - In keeping with the theme of ...

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MOBIT: Mitchell, Alphonso [MCattendee RIP]


Alphonso Mitchell, 72
Published: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 4:34 AM Updated: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 4:36 AM
Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Lifelong Staten Islander Alphonso Batista Mitchell, 72, of West Brighton, the loving patriarch of three generations, died Thursday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born and raised in New Brighton, he graduated from Curtis High School. He moved to West Brighton in 1960.

Mr. Mitchell attended Manhattan College, the Bronx, and earned his bachelor of science degree in social work and substance abuse counseling from the College of Staten Island.

He worked as a deck technician for the former New York Telephone Co. for 21 years, retiring in 1991. He also was a substance abuse counselor at Bayley Seton Hospital in Clifton until 2005.

Along with spending time with his family, Mr. Mitchell loved listening to jazz, watching sports, especially boxing, and reading newspapers and books.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Bessie; his daughters, Dorrell and Ayisha Mitchell; five brothers, Donovan, Raymond, Edward and Glenn Mitchell and James Moses; six sisters, Mary Pace, Caroline Mitchell-Davis, Calafa Hood, Margaret Brantley, Bea Clyburn and Mary McDowell; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton. Burial will follow in Silver Mount Cemetery, Silver Lake.


Mitchell, Alphonso [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JHQ: Jersey Shore Alumni Luncheon

Jersey Shore Alumni Luncheon
Friday, July 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Spring Lake Manor
415 Route 71
Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Join the College at our annual Jersey Shore luncheon, hosted by Bill Harkins '67. The cost is $30 per person and includes one complimentary cocktail and a sit-down lunch with salad, a choice of four entrees and dessert.

Executive Vice President and Provost, William Clyde, Ph.D. and head baseball coach Jim Duffy will be in attendance to speak on behalf of the College.

*Advance registration required*


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JOBIT: Woods, Thomas J. (Tom) [MC???? RIP]


Thomas J. (Tom) Woods
AGE: 55 • Tinton Falls

Thomas J. (Tom) Woods, 55, who brought so much life, love, and laughter to the lives of all who were lucky enough to meet him, died at peace, at his home in Tinton Halls, NJ, on his 22nd wedding anniversary, July 7, 2012. Tom, the second son of James and Kathleen Woods, was born in New York City on December 10, 1956. Tom was the Chief of Procurement for New Jersey Transit, a position that proved ideal for a man with an amazing aptitude for understanding complex systems and his extraordinary negotiating skills. After beginning his career as an expeditor for an engineering firm specializing in nuclear construction, he joined the Procurement Department of New Jersey Transit in 1987. In a career spanning 25 years, he held several senior management positions, a highlight of which was managing the first public-private partnership Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM) contract, which resulted in New Jersey's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System. Subsequently, he headed up Light Rail Operations, Contracted Services, Real-Estate, and Advertising for NJT before returning to Procurement as its Chief.

Tom was a graduate of St. Benedict's Elementary School in Holmdel, NJ; Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ; Manhattan College in New York; and the Rutgers University Executive MBA program, where he graduated at the top of his class. Tom was both the smartest and the funniest man in every room lucky enough for him to enter. His interests were as broad as his intellect and his sense of humor. A true Renaissance Man of the Jersey Shore, Tom was a guitarist, a singer, a writer, a blogger, a sailor, a swimmer, and a man who, along with his beloved wife and companion, Pippa, traveled the world in search of knowledge, adventure, friendship, and fun.

Tom was predeceased by his wonderful dad, James P. Woods. Tom is survived by his beautiful wife of 22 years, Pippa deCosson Woods; his beloved mother, Kathleen T. Woods; his older brother, Jim Woods, and Jim's wife, Kathryn Depman; his younger brother, Terry Woods, and Terry's wife, Gina Woods; Jim and Kate's three children, Jimmy, Nacy Kathleen, and Frank; and his beloved cousins, the Wray's, the Young's, and the Schweigard's; and five nephews, Yasha, Toby, and Sebastian Berg, Nicholas and Thomas de Cosson, and Kristin Golden; and two God Sons, Jack Sherlock, and Ben Waldron, and his God Daughter, Nacy K. Woods; and a truly great and wonderful circle of friends whom he loved and who will love and miss him dearly. All will celebrate him forever.

A visitation celebrating Tom's life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Drive, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at St. Anselm's R.C. Church, 1028 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls. The interment will follow at St. Gabriel Cemetery in Marlboro.

Tom's life was one lived with joy, love, and laughter. His final wish is that you live yours in that spirit. And celebrate his own with the same.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's name can be sent to: The Center in Asbury Park, 806 Third Ave., Asbury Park, NJ, 07712 or Family Promise of Monmouth County www.ihn-of-MC.org. You are invited to share your memories and pictures of Tom at Tom's website at www.johndayfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 10, 2012


Woods, Thomas J. (Tom) [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-woods&pid=158465131&cid=full

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JNEWS: Veliz, Tierney (MC2012) reporting small miracles


Miracles still unfolding for Fredon accident victim
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 12:01 AM EDT Updated: Jul 10, 2012 12:01 AM EDT
For the New Jersey Herald

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FREDON — A year ago this June, 23-year-old Tierney Veliz was in a car accident that left her with a spine broken in 16 places, two crushed lungs, fractured hips and ribs, a fractured collarbone, a brain hemorrhage and the inability to do anything other than blink her eyes.

Her chances of recovery were small, but today miracles are occurring on an almost daily basis for this young woman. She can now move both arms, has occasional flickers of movement in her fingers, and experiences other small signs of hope for recovery.

Prior to her accident, she was accepted into the Seton Hall Ph.D. program for psychology, and still plans to carry out that acceptance when she is strong enough to participate.

"Since my accident I'm realizing there are different types of psychology that I'm interested in," Veliz said. "I'm eager to start taking classes, because I know that's what I want to do."

She recently bought speech recognition software (dictation software you speak into through a computer) and is eager to use it. "There's a lot of writing during graduate studies, so now I'll be able to do it. It was just a matter of finding a way."

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Veliz, Tierney (MC2012)

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FINDLING: Sommerfeldt, Laue, McCabe-Moran Honored for Academic Excellence

Sommerfeldt, Laue, McCabe-Moran Honored for Academic Excellence

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Three Manhattan College men's basketball players garnered 2012 Honors Court recognition by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for their success in the classroom. Manhattan College graduates Kevin Laue (Pleasanton, Calif.), Liam McCabe-Moran (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and rising junior Torgrim Sommerfeldt (Drammen, Norway) received the accolade for maintaining a cumulative grade point average above a 3.2 at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Comments on “JEMAIL: Zuccaro, Rich (MC1974) on cross count”

Bill Smith
Submitted on 2012/07/10 at 3:12 pm

Hi, Rich, Bill Smith here. Manhattan and Arnold Air 1973. Hope all is well with you and your family.

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Comments on “JNEWS: Veliz, Tierney (MC2012) reporting small miracles"

Bill Smith
Submitted on 2012/07/10 at 3:08 pm

God bless you and good luck!

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JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) thinks the Utica government has solved the garbage problem

from: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961)
to: jasperfjohn68
date: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM
subject: Volume- vs. Weight-Based Programs | Pay-As-You-Throw | US EPA

Dear Jasper John

My first reaction to the article about disposing of garbage in Ireland was to reflect that here in Utica we have essentially been charged by volume for decades under our government run system. It turns out that the EPA is fully aware ot the tradeoffs involved as has done studies to find the best way to charge for each community.

Please do some research before blaming the "gooferment", which in this case is way ahead of you

Sincerely yours
Donald M Stebbins

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[JR: With all due respect to your adulation of all things gooferment, I bet if you honestly dig into their efforts I am 100% certain that you'll find that it's: immoral (because it uses force to oppress humans into doing something they don't want to do), ineffective (because what ever it does, it does in a one-sze-fits-all solution), and inefficient (because the cost of all the "studies", politician's brothers-in-law on the payroll, and the overhead of doing anything). I can't say for sure, but I have NEVER heard of a Gooferment program that didn't fail on one of those three "tests". A lot of little L libertarians have been looking but yet to find one. If you could point one out, I'd be a hero in Libertarian circles for bring in an example. Of course, I'd credit you. :-) Us Jaspers are nothing if honest. LOL! ]

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JHQ: MC Alums get a break at NYSC

The Alumni Relations office is happy to announce a partnership with Town Sports International (parent company of New York Sports Club) to offer Manhattan College alumni a corporate membership discount of $74 a month for a one-year passport membership at any club, any time.

All classes are included, as well as a free fitness orientation with a personal trainer. Spouses/domestic partners and children over 14 are also eligible. The Sports Clubs Network offers more than 150 locations in the four major metropolitan areas in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. For clubs in your area, click here.

*Join before July 13, 2012, and pay $0 initiation fee and get July FREE. A one time $39 processing fee applies

To enroll as a new member, please complete the membership agreement and contact Barbara Lichtenberger, corporate wellness consultant for Town Sports International at 917-351-6680 x 1009.

Existing members may also convert to the corporate membership and should contact Barbara for details.

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JOBIT: Kraus, Ronald J. Sr. [MC???? RIP]


Ronald J. Kraus, Sr.
1939 - 2012

NASHUA, NH - Ronald Joseph Kraus, Sr., 73, local businessman, philanthropist, educator, retired US Air Force Vietnam Veteran, of Nashua, New Hampshire died on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Mr. Kraus was born in New York, New York on January 16, 1939, a son of the late Joseph W. and Alice (Schwagerl) Kraus. He was the husband of Donna (Varney) Kraus whom he married on October 8, 1989. They shared 22 years of marriage.

Education was a driving force in Mr. Kraus' life and as such he completed many avenues of study including his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Manhattan College in New York, NY, Certificate in Atmospheric Physics from Mass Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, MBA in Business Management from Webster University, St. Louis, MO, Master of Education in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Boston University.

Mr. Kraus was CEO of Bausch Articulating Papers, Inc. from August 1997 to the present. He also was former vice president of institutional advancement at Rivier College, which recently became Rivier University on July 1. He played a key role in the school's decision in 1990 to become a fully co-ed institution. Rivier allowed men into its undergraduate day program starting in September 1991 and increased enrollment has helped the school thrive in Nashua and expand its national and global reach. He, as well, lectured at Rivier College and Daniel Webster Colleg and Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.

Mr. Kraus was President and served as Executive Director of New England Colleges Foundation from May 1990 - present and President of Tufts University Foundation in Andover, MA from September 1997 to present. Mr. Kraus was President and served on the Board of Directors for Nashua Education Foundation from June 2009 to present. He served on the Board of Directors for several years of The Front Door Agency, (formerly The Care Center) including serving as President. He also led their Endowment Campaign and Strategic Planning. He was a member of Rotary Club of Nashua, West. Mr. Kraus was a Chairman of the Board for the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and received the President's Award from the Chamber in 2007,and was instrumental in the development of the Leadership Greater Nashua program.

He was the consummate student, always learning and passing on his knowledge. He had the talent of connecting people to people.

He was a 20 year United States Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam Era and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

After retiring from the Air Force, he spent 20 years in higher education spending most of that time at Anna Maria College.

Mr. Kraus had a zest for life that was contagious. He enjoyed boating, travel, reading, writing, music, fishing, and at one time was a runner. Mr. Kraus was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Parish in Nashua, and was instrumental in the construction of the present church building.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Virginia Kraus Moughan who died in September 2004. In addition to his wife, Donna of Nashua, survivors include five children, Ronald J. Kraus, Jr. and his wife Rachel of Medfield, MA, Kevin J. Kraus and his wife Kerri of San Rafael, CA, Heather M. Kraus of Worcester, MA, Ethan E. Kraus of Nashua and Allison P. Kraus of Nashua, NH; his son-in-law, Thomas Moughan of Leicester, MA; seven grandchildren, Sarah Moughan, Emily Moughan, Ryan Kraus, Emma Kraus, Dylan Kraus, Ava Kraus and John Kraus; a brother, Joseph D. Kraus and his wife Geralyn of State College, PA; former wife, Virginia A. Kraus of Shrewsbury, MA; his mother-in-law Patricia Varney of Springfield, MA, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda and Rudolph Brooks of Standish, ME; Dale and Amy Varney of E. Longmeadow, MA and Kevin and Regina Varney of Wilbraham, MA; several nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Visiting Hours will be held at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish, 216 East Dunstable Road, Nashua on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. Friends are invited to attend. Interment Prayers, Military Rites, and Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to: Nashua Education Foundation, c/o Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, 142 Main Street 5th Floor, Nashua, NH 03060, or Home, Health & Hospice Care, c/o Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054, or The Front Door Agency, 7 Concord Street, Nashua, NH 03064. Arrangements are in care of the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock Street, Nashua, www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER".

Published in The Republican from July 13 to July 14, 2012


Kraus, Ronald J. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/masslive/guestbook.aspx?n=ronald-kraus&pid=158527402&cid=full

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JHQ: 2012 Brother Jubilarians


2012 Brother Jubilarians

This year, four dedicated members of the past and present Manhattan College community are celebrating jubilee anniversaries as Christian Brothers. Thank you for your service!

Br. John Guasconi, FSC, celebrates his 50th anniversary. Br. John worked in the Manhattan College Admissions office from 2005-2009. He most recently finished a distinguished three-year term as Director-General of the Brothers’ Generalate in Rome, and has since returned permanently to New York City.

Br. Raymond Meagher, FSC, also celebrates his 50th anniversary. Br. Ray has taught at Manhattan since 1994 in both the graduate and undergraduate education programs, and has served as a counselor of Kappa Delta Pi since 2006. Prior to this, he spent more than 20 years in administration at St. Raymond’s High School in the Bronx.

Br. John Muller, FSC, celebrates his 60th anniversary. Throughout a 50-year teaching career, Br. John worked at many New York schools before arriving at Manhattan in 1968, where he earned the title of associate professor emeritus of government. During his time here, he also served as assistant to the president, executive vice president and director of planned giving.

Br. David Van Hollebeke, FSC, also celebrates his 60th anniversary. Br. David arrived at Manhattan in 1970, after teaching at the elementary and high school levels in New York. At the College he served as an adjunct instructor of math and associate director of Admissions, specializing in financial aid.

Posted on July 10, 2012

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[JR: Heroic dedication!  ]

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ENDNOTE: July 4 -- Hot Air Day?


Can Americans Escape the Deception?
by Paul Craig Roberts

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Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4 hot air will spew forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our “freedom and democracy” and praise “our brave troops” who are protecting our freedom by “killing them over there before they come over here.”

Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth. No speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his audience to action to restore the only document that protects their liberty. No speaker will acknowledge that in the 21st century the Bush/Obama Regime, with the complicity of the Department of Justice, federal courts, Congress, presstitute media, law schools, bar associations, and an insouciant public have murdered the Constitution in the name of the “war on terror.”

As in medieval times, American citizens can be thrown into dungeons and never accounted for. No evidence or charges need be presented to a court. No trial is required, and no conviction.

As in tyrannies, US citizens can be executed at the sole discretion of the despot in the Oval Office, who sits there drawing up lists of people to be murdered.

Protestors exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of speech and freedom of association are attacked by armed police, beaten, tasered, tear-gassed, pepper sprayed, and arrested.

Whistleblowers who report the government’s crimes are prosecuted despite the statute that protects them.

US soldier Bradley Manning, who allegedly gave Wikileaks the documents revealing US war crimes, including the video of US soldiers in a helicopter gunship enjoying themselves murdering civilians walking along the street as if the soldiers were playing a video game, has been arrested and held in conditions of torture while the government tries to invent a case against him.

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Washington’s “wars of liberation” are wars of world hegemony and wars of massive profits for the military/security complex. The combination of power and money that are the motives for Washington’s concocted wars are hidden motives, wrapped in the flag, patriotic sentiments, and fear of dark-skinned demonized Muslims.

Can Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth or any truth break through and liberate americans from the artificial reality created by government liars and a corrupt presstitute media, or are americans doomed to expire in the Matrix that has been created for them?

Perhaps the hope is that the economy will collapse under the would-be hegemons, and people who will not fight for principles and their liberty will fight for their economic survival.

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You have to admit that he makes a persuasive case that the Gooferment is uncontroled by "We, The Sheeple", the scrap of paper called the U.S. Constitution, or even the limit of the taxpayers' pocketbook.

So what are YOU going to do about it.

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