JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37 - 2012 September 09    

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



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POSITRACTION: A lesson in fidelity found by Gallaher, Peter “Peardar Ban” (MC1965)


A Faithful Spouse
by Peadar Ban
August 22, 2012 at 8:01 am

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Married? You bet. Widow? I don't think so. I don't think the word applies.

Here is a lesson in fidelity we all should pay attention to, living as we do in a "hook-up" world.


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[JR: Says it all. As what I consider a recent widower, I can NOT imagine what this woman has gone through. Just makes me more anti-war.]

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JEMAIL: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) doesn't want to carry a cop

John, your Endnote about the senior citizen who helped to take out an armed bad guy with some excellent 165-yard pistol shots provides more proof of why more decent citizens should be allowed to protect themselves and their community with concealed carry permits. Gun laws only seem to help the bad guys who violate the gun laws anyway, by making unarmed decent citizens easier victim targets for the illegally armed bad guys.

Florida proved this recently by relaxing concealed carry laws for decent citizens, and the number of gun crimes dropped to almost half of what they used to be when unarmed decent citizens were easy prey for illegally armed bad guys. Now it is the bad guys who are in fear for their own safety in case the former victim is also armed and could blow away the bad guy. It all seems to add credibility to the saying "I carry a concealed weapon for protection, because a cop is too heavy!"

Lou Apoldo
MCE '63

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[JR: Well, 165 yards shots are not going to be the norm anytime soon. Least not from me. I particularly like what I call my VD quote. (VD is the keyboard macro I have for it. I have about 300.) “Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose. Someday "We, The Sheeple" will wake up and realize the Dead Old White Guys were very smart and the Gooferment ain't our friend! Just an obese lazy bad servant that needs tight supervision.]

Apoldo, Lou (MC1963)

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JOBIT: Daley, James J. [MC1956 RIP]


James J. Daley

James J. Daley, 78, of Westfield, N.J., passed away peacefully at Overlook Medical Center on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Dooley Colonial Funeral Home, 556 Westfield Ave.,Westfield, N.J. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Helen's Church in Westfield.

James was born in Jersey City, N.J., attended Regis High School in New York City, and went on to graduate from Manhattan College and N.Y.U. Law School.

He served as chief patent counsel for Thomas & Betts Corporation prior to forming a partnership with Robin, Blecker & Daley on Madison Avenue in New York City.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Joan; his children, David, Matthew, and Susan; his five grandchildren, and his sister, Maureen Muldowney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Helping Hands and Hearts of St. Helen's Church, Westfield, N.J.

Published in Star-Ledger on September 2, 2012


Daley, James J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/starledger/guestbook.aspx?n=james-daley&pid=159611761&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Daley, James J. [MC1956 RIP]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reidentifies Froebrich, Alfred W. [MC1988] for the poor clerk

JFOUND: Froebrich, Alfred W. [MC1988] Counsel Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

Alfred W. Froebrich

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Dear John,

I believe that (Alfred) Fred is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Froebrich, Alfred W. [MC1988]

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from: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
to: Jasperfjohn68
date: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 12:01 AM
subject: JFOUND: Froebrich, Alfred W. 1988 Counsel Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

Dear John,

I believe that Alfred is a member of the Class of 1988.


[JR: Mike was polite enough NOT to say "I already told you that, you big dummy". So I'll say it. Somehow, it got on to the blog post but not into the weekly summary. I told you all I was a lousy clerk. That's why I was promoted to executive. Less chance to screw up. Thanks, Mike.]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reids Brierley, James D. [MC1957 RIP]

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace,


JOBIT: Brierley, James D. [MC???? RIP]

[JR: You, did it it again this week, 2 for 2, if nothing, I'm consistent. Consistently wrong. Thanks, Mike. Maybe I just need a section of "Oops I did it again".]

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JHQ: MC tweets standout stars from the class of 2016

Meet a few of the standout stars from the class of 2016: http://t.co/oMiV68WT #MC2016 #GoJaspers


Meet Your New Classmates

Manhattan College welcomed one of its largest freshman classes to campus this year. Meet seven of our newest Jaspers who hail from different communities around the world, but all share similar hopes for successful freshman years.

Maya Astabie
Lasallian Leader Joins Manhattan Community from San Francisco

Also a recipient of The Quadrangle scholarship, Maya Astabie ’16 aspires to become a writer.

Shane Beyer
High School Running Star Recruited for the Mile

Shane Beyer ’16 will balance track, cross country and academics this year at Manhattan.

Boueri Twins
Twins from Dubai Take on the Big City

International students Melhem and Samir Boueri ’16 are living in America for the first time.

Samantha Corrado
Freshman Starts at Manhattan Following Perfect High School Career

An aspiring lawyer, Samantha Corrado ’16 hopes to achieve similar standards in college.

Krystal Diaz
First Generation Student Inspired by Mentorship

Student Sponsor Program motivates Krystal Diaz ’16 to attend Manhattan College.

Matthew Lucey
Aspiring Engineer Follows in Family’s Footsteps

Math and science wiz Matthew Lucey ’16 will be a third-generation Manhattan engineer.

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JTWITTER: "Sarah Moore" [MC????] wants the Taylor Swift money


"Sarah Moore" tweeting as "‏@smoores55":

http://Taylorswiftoncampus.com keep voting for Manhattan college!!! $10,000 to our music dept and a taylor swift concert at our school!

8:02 PM - 1 Sep 12

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[JRL While I think the trolls voting for that school for the deaf have a funny meme, and while Manhattan College has nowhere near the size and reach of the big Gooferment schools, it would be nice to win this for the undergrads. Maybe as a fat old swiftie, I could sneak in. Vote early and often. Just like a real election, no credentials required.]

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JFOUND: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) reads 10/6 EMBARK/PEEKSKILL -- Festival


01 September 2012
Reading on 6th October 2012 at the EMBARK/PEEKSKILL Festival!!!
EMBARK/PEEKSKILL -- Festival -- October 5th, 6th, and 7th

Very pleased to have been invited to read on Saturday the 6th of October at the Energy Movement Center, located at 925 South Street, in Peekskill, NY.

Our Writers, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., hosted by Mr. Ian Berger (FREE EVENT) at the Energy Movement Center followed by Wine and Jam at 5:30 p.m., featuring local musicians, wine tasting by Dylan's Cellar, and pizza sampling by Gleason's to be held at Beale Street Barbershop, 907 South Street, Peekskill, NY.

Check out the website: Embark/Peekskill 2012 for a full listing of events!!!


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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: Peekskillians are in for a real treat. I doubt I'll be up that way then, but maybe next time it'll be webcast.]

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JFOUND: Blenner, Mark (MC2004) Assistant Professor Clemson University


Dr. Mark Blenner (CV)

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Clemson University

Columbia University, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2009
Manhattan College, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2004

Research Interests: Protein Engineering & Design, Biological Sensors & Switches, Biocatalysis, Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering, Biotechnology, Biorefining

207A Earle Hall, Box 340909
Clemson, SC 29634-0909

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Blenner, Mark (MC2004)

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COMMENT: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) reads 10/6

Submitted on 2012/09/02 at 12:45 pm

Many thanks for the kind words!! :- ) MaryAnn

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[JR: As a blogger, our fellow Jasper must use all the usual tool to track her name. LOL! Better only say nice things. She's watching!]

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JHQ: MC uses FACEBOOK about Vozhilla, Mariela [MC2012 RIP]

FROM https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanCollegeEdu

Our heartfelt prayers go out to the family and friends of Mariela Vozhilla ’12 who died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Thursday, Aug. 30. Mariela was a graduate of the civil engineering program at Manhattan College. A wonderful student, she will be greatly missed.

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JHQ: Astabie, Maya [MC2016] from San Francisco


Lasallian Leader Joins Manhattan Community from San Francisco

Also a recipient of The Quadrangle scholarship, Maya Astabie ’16 aspires to write.

When Maya Astabie ’16 first heard about Manhattan College during her junior year of high school from a friend, she was instantly attracted to the school’s Lasallian heritage and close proximity to New York City.

Maya Astabie spent the majority of her four years at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco discovering the true mission of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers.

As an active volunteer, she has spent time working with kids at Silver Tree Day Camp and teaching disadvantaged students at De Marillac Academy, a Lasallian school in the impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

“I was teaching students in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade, and I learned so much,” Astabie says. “Teaching them how to write and seeing them be proud of themselves really made my summer.”

“The work that she did greatly enhanced the quality of education and allowed many students to reach their potential this summer,” adds Paul Avvento ’07, a history teacher and director of Student Activities at De Marillac Academy. “Maya embodies the true Lasallian spirit reaching out to those in need as a partner, not as a superior.”

In fact, she will join the Lasallian Leaders at Manhattan, a scholarship program founded as a way to acknowledge new students who attended a Lasallian Catholic high school and are committed to community service and expanding service to the College community.

Much of Astabie’s passion for serving others was also displayed in her student leadership roles. She was committed to raising money and awareness at her high school in the wake of the earthquake in Japan, and also highly involved with student council all four years.

“When I was a sophomore I joined a spirit committee at my school called Big Green, and I was really into it because it was more than just planning events and letting them happen,” Astabie adds. “It was more getting involved in the crowd and helping people have fun and getting to know people.”

She will join the Lasallian Leaders at Manhattan, a scholarship program founded as a way to acknowledge new students who attended a Lasallian Catholic high school and are committed to community service and expanding service to the College community

If she wasn’t busy enough in high school, Astabie also managed to find time to run track, mentor freshmen on the cross country team, and be a member of the campus ministry.

In the classroom, she has maintained a 3.6 GPA, and after taking English honors during her sophomore year and Advanced Placement language this past year, Astabie says she is ready to embark on a communication major at Manhattan College.

“I loved both classes because they pushed me to further my writing skills and find my voice,” Astabie says. “And it was through that that I learned to combine my outgoing talking abilities with my writing.”

A recipient of The Quadrangle scholarship, Astabie will spend the next four years further developing and honing her writing skills at the College’s newspaper.

“Manhattan is fortunate to have someone as dedicated as she is for the next four years and I look forward to hearing wonderful stories in the near future,” Avvento says. “She has an ability to bring others in and make everyone feel welcomed and appreciated and that spirit is contagious.”

When asking where she sees herself in four years, Astabie says, “My dream is to end up working at Lucky magazine and settling in New York City.”

Posted on August 30, 2012

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JFOUND: McGowan, John J. [MC????] Professor Bethany College, Bethany, WV


John J. McGowan (1980)
Professor of Physical Education and Sports Studies
B.S., Manhattan College
M.S., Springfield College

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McGowan, John J. [MC????]

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JOBIT: Griffin, William E. [MC1954 RIP]


William E. Griffin

Griffin, William E.

William E. Griffin passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 1, 2012, after a long illness. He was 79 years old.

William was born in Yonkers, N.Y., the eldest child of William Edmund and Madeline Lane Griffin. He was educated in Yonkers schools and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Manhattan College in 1954. After serving two years with the United States Army in Germany, he attended Villanova University School of Law, and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1960. He practiced Corporate and Business Law in Yonkers, N.Y. and later in Bronxville. In May of 1960 he married Margaret Olive O'Hara, who survives.

From 1960 through 1963 he served as Research Counsel to New York Lieutenant Governor Malcolm Wilson. He was elected as a member of the Westchester County Board of Supervisors from 1963 through 1965.

Mr. Griffin was one of the original organizers of Hudson Valley Bank. He served as a director since its inception in 1972, and became Chairman of the Board in 1990. He served in that capacity until May of this year.

Mr. Griffin was a member of the President's Council for the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation. He was President of the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation and a member of the Development Committee of St. Joseph's Seminary. He served as a director of many charitable organizations, including Northern Ireland Children's Enterprise (NICE), the Monsignor Robert Fox Memorial Shelter for battered women, and the Hudson Valley National Foundation. He served as a Knight of Malta of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a former President of the Society of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Westchester Chapter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Colleen, Daniel (Kathleen) and Katherine Griffin, and six grandchildren, Shannon, William, Jack, Michael, Sean and Brian; his brother Gary Griffin, sister Arlene Meyer, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at Flynn Memorial Home, Yonkers, N.Y., from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 6th at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Seminary, 201 Seminary Avenue, Yonkers, N.Y. 10704.

Flynn Memorial Home, Inc. 1652 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710 914-963-5178 www.flynnmemorialhome.com

Published in the The Journal News on September 4, 2012


Griffin, William E. [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=william-griffin&pid=159633896&cid=full

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ADMINISTRIVIA: President Brennan O'Donnell's Green Book download now works

JHQ: President Brennan O'Donnell introduced the Green Book
At yesterday's Faculty Convocation, President Brennan O'Donnell introduced the Green Book, a guide to the Lasallian Catholic presence on campus, in current programs and practices, and in the lives of distinguished faculty and alumni. The Green Book was distributed to all members of the MC community, and can also be accessed online here: http://bit.ly/PSxNo0


Green Book: Manhattan College and its Lasallian Catholic Mission

Distributed to all Manhattan College community members, this book is a guide to the presence of the Lasallian and Catholic tradition on our campus, in our current programs and practices, and in the lives of some of our distinguished faculty and alumni.

The book also provides a collection of quotations that are intended to assist with reflection on our core values and commitments. It is our hope that members of the Manhattan community—current and future students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni—will find this book a pleasant and helpful companion, one that may perhaps spark further study of and reflection on the rich legacy of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

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[JR: The download doesn't work. But you can read it online.]

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[JR: The download now works.]

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JFOUND: Wayne, Joseph [MC1978] Internal Medicine Clerkship Director Albany Medical Center


Joseph Wayne, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director

Dr. Joseph Wayne, born and raised in the Bronx, NY received his B. S. in Biology from Manhattan College in 1978 and his M.D. degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his residency training at St. Louis University Hospital Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Program in 1986. After three years in the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Wayne joined the faculty at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center. While there, he received his MPH from St Louis University School of Public Health in 1994. Dr Wayne served as Associate Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program from 1992 to 1998. In 1998, he accepted the position of Program Director at Georgetown University’s Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency Program under a Pew Foundation grant for the Partnerships for Quality Education with Kaiser-Permanente Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2001, Dr. Wayne accepted the position of Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Albany Medical College.

Currently, he serves as the Clerkship Director and Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine.

He is a contributing author to the AAIM/CDIM ACP-sponsored text Medicine Essentials for the Clerkship Student. He also serves in a contributing editor for MKSAP for Students, MedU-InTime’s Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experience (SIMPLE) and the American College of Physician’s Physicians Interactive Education Resource (PIER) website. He has served as Councilor for the NY Chapter of ACP and currently is the Poster Competition Chairman and Chairman of the Medical Student Committee for NYACP.

He has been awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2007, 2009, and 2012 for excellence in clinical teaching. Dr. Wayne’s educational interests are in the determination of clinical competence, clinical reasoning, and remediation. He remains active in clinical practice with interests in health promotion/ disease prevention and chronic disease management with special interests in asthma, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic non-malignant pain.

Personal interests include cooking, photography, the St. Louis Cardinals, and just about any professional sports team from New York.

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Wayne, Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wayne, Joseph [MC1978] 

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MTWITTER: Third Annual Cardinal Newman Lecture on Sept. 12


"MCNewsRoom" tweeting as "‏@MCNewsRoom" tweeted:

Manhattan College hosts Cardinal Newman Lecture on Sept. 12 with John Churchill, secretary of Phi Beta Kappa Society. http://bit.ly/S2HpCh


Manhattan College Hosts Third Annual Cardinal Newman Lecture on Sept. 12

The Newman Lecture series continues at Manhattan College with John Churchill, Ph.D., secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest academic honorary society in the nation.

John Churchill, Ph.D., secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, America’s oldest and most widely recognized collegiate honor society, will present at the third annual Cardinal Newman Lecture at Manhattan College on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. in Hayden 100. His presentation, Saving America From Efficiency: The Primacy of Meaning in Higher Education, is free and open to the public.

Churchill attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated in 1971 with a B.A. He had the opportunity to study as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, receiving one of the highest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world, and was later awarded a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1978.

Having previously served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Hendrix College, Churchill was also a professor of philosophy and twice interim president of the college. In the 1970s, he worked as an assistant American secretary to the Rhodes Scholarship Trust, and has been active since that time in the selection of Rhodes Scholars.

The Cardinal Newman Lecture was launched at Manhattan College in 2010 to celebrate Cardinal John Henry Newman’s beatification, which occurred on Sept. 19, 2010, in Birmingham, England, at a ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI. The goal of the lecture series is to reaffirm the significance of the liberal arts as the core of undergraduate education. Cardinal Newman’s The Idea of a University stressed the central place of the liberal arts in the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as education in the professions.

Manhattan College is one of 280 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Posted on August 30, 2012

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[JR: No webcast?]

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JHQ: Beyer, Shane [MC2016] High School Running Star Recruited for the Mile


High School Running Star Recruited for the Mile

Shane Beyer ’16 will balance track, cross country and academics this year at Manhattan.

As the oldest of four, Shane Beyer ’16 has always been a role model. Now, this star athlete is on his way to begin a college career running NCAA Division 1 track and cross country for the Jaspers.

Shane BeyerBeyer was recruited for the mile during high school and is thrilled to improve his running at Manhattan College.

“I heard that college running is an experience in itself, and I’m looking forward to that,” Beyer says. “My friend who also runs for Manhattan had such a great experience and told me while I was considering the College, ‘your teammates are going to be your best friends for the next four years.’”

“I expect Shane to compete for one of our top seven spots on the cross country team this year. He has had a good summer of base training that will help him improve off a strong high school career,” says Dan Mecca, head coach of the cross country and track and field teams at Manhattan College. “I’m sure Shane will also be a help to the track program from the mile to the 5000-meter events both this coming indoor and outdoor seasons.”

The avid runner is not only a running enthusiast but also a former high school soccer and baseball player. Beyer took his passion for sports and started a blog for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League, a summer league with some of the top college baseball players in the country.

The Brick, N.J., resident has spent many summer vacations in Cape Cod, and was inspired to start the fan blog in 2008 because the team did not have much online coverage.

“Once Twitter became popular, I made an account for my blog online and that was how it really took off,” Beyer says.

The success of his Orleans Firebirds blog resulted in an opportunity to write for Boston Sports U18, a website that covers all Boston sports and recruits writers under age 18. Thanks to this position, he had the chance to sit in the press box at Fenway Park while covering a game for the Orleans Firebirds.

Beyer attended Brick High School, was a member of the National Honor Society and also involved in the Christian Surfers Chapter of Manasquan, N.J. Initially he considered studying sports journalism in college, but after taking Advanced Placement physics during his junior and senior years, Beyer decided to pursue civil engineering at Manhattan.

He looks forward to learning more about engineering in the coming year and, in particular, his introductory course this fall.

“I want to learn how physics and calculus come together in engineering,” he adds.

As he begins the year, Beyer is also excited for the new freedom and responsibilities of living with four suitemates, and the chance to visit midtown Manhattan frequently.

And there’s no doubt this new Jasper will be found running the hills of Riverdale and the trails of Van Cortlandt Park come this fall.

Posted on August 30, 2012

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JNEWS: Remigino, Lindy [MC1953] interviewed


There Was Nobody Faster In 1952 Than Hartford's Lindy Remigino
July 28, 2012|Jeff Jacobs

Holding two Olympic gold medals in his 81-year-old hands, Lindy Remigino breaks into laughter. The medals show their age. The stories do not. The stories never grow old.

"Look at these medals, I don't even know which one is which," said Remigino, who won gold in 1952 in the 100 meters and the 4x100-meter relay as a 5 feet 6, 138-pound kid from Hartford.They came without ribbon lanyards in those July days 60 years ago, and there is nothing on them to identify the events. The boxes that once held the medals are gone, chewed up by his five children when they were little. And while there might be nicks and chips on the fading gold-plated medals, there is something Father Time and his kids' bicuspids could never take away.

"Once you're a gold medalist," Remigino said quietly in the living room of his Newington home, "you're a gold medalist forever."

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OK, forget the NFL. There would be a scholarship to run at Manhattan College, erasing his fears that his education would end with making cardboard boxes. So sure, Lindy Remigino knew he was fast, but Olympic 100-meter gold medal fast? By the time 1952 rolled around few were betting on him after he took a fifth place in the NCAA 100 at Berkeley.

"But I also was second at the trials behind Art Bragg and I was beating everybody in the workouts leading into the Games," Remigino said.

He had arrived in Helsinki a few weeks before the Olympics on a first class flight, compliments of the New York Athletic Club. When the world's athletes arrived, however, they found themselves in different camps. This was the first Olympics for the Russians since 1912 and the Cold War was never colder. A separate Olympic Village, surrounded by barbed wire, was set up for the Eastern bloc athletes. A huge portrait of Stalin hung from one of the buildings.

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JLINKEDIN: Baron, Michael [MC1996] Director Prudential Financial Hartford CT


Baron, Michael [MC1996]
Director of Investment Counseling at Prudential Financial
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Investment Management

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JOBIT: Barry, David Clement Jr. [MC1953 RIP]


David Barry Jr, 82
Published: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 6:33 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 6:35 AM
By Staten Island Advance

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- David Clement Barry Jr., 82, of McLean, Va., a former IRS branch chief and U.S. Naval Reserve officer devoted to his family and his faith, died Saturday at home.

Born in New Dorp, he moved to Virginia in 1959.

Mr. Barry served as branch chief of training for the Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., for 35 years. He retired in the 1980s.

A graduate of St. Peter's Boys High School, New Brighton, he attended Manhattan College and earned a bachelor's degree in physical education.

Mr. Barry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the 1950s. He went from active duty to reserve status, attaining the rank of captain in the Naval Reserve.

Mr. Barry was a hunter and an avid reader.

He was a dedicated family man, devoted to his children and grandchildren.

A deeply religious individual, Mr. Barry was also dedicated to his Catholic faith and was a longtime member of St. John the Beloved R.C. Church, McLean, Va.

His wife of 55 years, the former Patricia Walsh, died in 2009.

He is survived by two sons, David and Richard; four daughters, Janet Mullins, Sharon Burt, Kathleen Farrell and Julie Cox, and 17 grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, Va., with a mass at 11 a.m. on Friday in St. John the Beloved Church. Burial will be in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery at a later date.


Barry, David Clement Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that David is a member of that great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barry, David Clement Jr. [MC1953 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: DiDomizio, Mike [MC1987] Vice President, Corporate Business Continuation Prudential Financial


DiDomizio, Mike [MC1987]
Vice President, Corporate Business Continuation and Crisis Management at Prudential Financial
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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JLINKEDIN: Maher, Robert [MC1983] NYSE Sales Trader at Mogavero, Lee & Co.


Maher, Robert [MC1983]
NYSE Trader / Sales Trader at Mogavero, Lee & Co.Inc
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services


I have been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 15 years with over 25 years of trading experience. I own a successful record of increasing firm profitability through efficient trade execution and development of trusting, long-term relationships. I have proven leadership qualities with the ability to direct and supervise personnel to achieve maximum productivity and revenue. I also have a unique talent for increasing profitability while minimizing risk in both volatile and stable markets. Lastly, I maintain strong analytical skills that help me develop innovative solutions to challenging trading situations and adapt to the ever-changing marketplace.

Specialties: Management, Trade Execution, Customer Relationship Management, Equity Sales Trading, ETF Trading, ETF Sales Trading.

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JEMAIL: Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942) also corrects my blunder

from: Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
date: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 1:03 AM
subject: James D. Brierly


As mentioned in his obituary, Jim was of the Class of 1957.

May he rest in peace.

Warren Schlickenrieder '42

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[JR: Thanks, Warren. I must have been having a senior brain freeze. Not only did I miss it, but Mike had to tell me twice. LOL! I'm a demonstrably bad clerk. Good thing no one is trying to take my job away. But I do wonder what will happen when I get hit with that apocryphal Mack truck? To Jasper Jottings. I think I know where I'm going. Hope I get a good lawyer to represent me at the Pearly Gate!]

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JOY: Cipriano, Valerie [MC2001] and Foley, Thomas [MC2001] engaged


Valerie Cipriano to wed Thomas Foley
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Ridgewood News

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Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Cipriano of Ridgewood announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Cipriano, to Thomas Foley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Foley of Blue Point, Long Island.

Both bride and groom attended Manhattan College where Thomas was a ranking pitcher for the Manhattan Jaspers baseball team. Thomas and Valerie graduated with honors in 2001. Valerie was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, National Communications Association Honors Society, Delta Chapter. Thomas was inducted into Epsilon Sigma Pi Honor Society.

Currently the prospective bride and groom work in New York City.

The couple’s wedding and reception will take place in September at the Tarrytown House Estate followed by a honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Cipriano, Valerie [MC2001]

Foley, Thomas [MC2001]

[JR: Mozel Tov! A double joy.]

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JOY: Reilly, Shannon Erin [MC????] is engaged


Shannon Reilly and William Knecht
Published: Friday, September 07, 2012, 5:01 PM
Updated: Friday, September 07, 2012, 5:08 PM
By The Republican Lifestyle Desk

Denise and Charles Reilly, of Westfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Erin Reilly, to William Chase Knecht, both of Brooklyn, N.Y. The future bridegroom is the son of MaryEllen Knecht of Leesburg, Va., and Mark Knecht of Ashburn, Va.

The bride, a graduate of Westfield High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from New York University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nursing at SUNY, and is employed as a nurse with Maimonides Hospital, in Brooklyn.

The future bridegroom, graduated from Westfield High School, Chantilly, Va., and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and accounting from William and Mary, College, Williamsburg, Va. He is a CFA Charterholder, and is employed as a manager in Quantitative Advisory with Ernst and Young, New York City.

A September 2013 wedding in New York City is planned.

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[JR: Mozel Tov. I hope the couple has all the joy I had and none of the sorrows. Of course, that can't happen. But, I pray for them to navigate through the rough waters of life, staying in the channels, to the safe harbor of their spouse. Boy, I miss that. Hope they find it, have found, it. Dona Nobis Pacem]

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JNEWS: Conte, Rich [MC????] has his 911 story told; worth the read


A 9/11 survivor's long journey from Ground Zero
Saved only by acts of fate, Rich Conte of Stowe still carries the legacy of his firefighter brothers
6:52 PM, Sep 7, 2012

Written by
David Goodman
Free Press Correspondent

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STOWE — 8:47 a.m., September 11, 2001. American Airlines flight 11 crashes into the North Tower, One World Trade Center between the 90th and 100th floors.

One minute later, an alarm goes off in the firehouse of Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 in the East Village in Manhattan. Firefighters from Engine 33 scramble to board the red fire truck. Ladder 9’s firefighters roll out moments later.

Engine 33’s night shift driver — the “chauffeur,” in firefighter’s parlance — had just asked Rich Conte to cover for him so that he could leave early to drop off his kid at day care. Firefighters routinely cover for one another, and Rich took over with little thought. Conte normally rode “the back step” of the rig as a regular firefighter at Engine 33, but he had been a chauffeur in another FDNY engine company for eight years so he knew the job well.

It was the first act of fate for Rich Conte that morning.

Conte jumped behind the wheel and began rolling the rig. He paused to ask Bobby King, one of Engine 33’s regular chauffeurs, if he wanted to take over driving, but Bobby waved him off and told Conte to keep going – King would ride the back step on this call.

Another fateful turn.

Conte gripped the wheel and skillfully maneuvered his large truck through the growing crush of traffic around the World Trade Center. He reached the site within minutes. As he was about to turn the corner to drop his men at the entrance to the North Tower, Lt. Kevin Pfeiffer, Engine 33’s officer, ordered him to stop and let the men out. Conte was surprised — he assumed he would deliver his crew to the front doors of the North Tower a half block away.

But Lt. Pfeiffer was one of the best officers in the department — “he was definitely going to be a captain one day” — and Conte did as he was told. He set up his rig a half block from the building and started hooking up hoses.

It was a third act of fate in a span of just a few minutes.

A mere 48 minutes after it was hit, the 110-story South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. Thirty eight minutes after that, the North Tower vanished in a vortex of white dust.

Three firefighters from Ladder 9 and seven from Engine 33 died in the Twin Towers that day.

Rich Conte was the lone survivor of the Engine 33 firefighters who responded.

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Rich Conte grew up in Brooklyn. His father was a wedding photographer and his mother worked as a manager for Avon, the beauty products company. After graduating Brooklyn Tech high school, he worked as a disc jockey in nightclubs while attending Manhattan College and Brooklyn College part-time. He considered moving to Colorado to be a DJ and teach skiing, which he enjoyed. But in 1978, he decided to take the test to be a firefighter, thinking it might be an interesting job. In 1983, he was informed that he had passed the test.

“I liked to climb trees — I was a tree hugger since I was a little kid. Where could you go and get paid to climb?” he says

At age 29, Rich Conte became a New York City firefighter. He and his wife moved to a town near Newburgh, New York, where they had two kids. Conte would commute about 90 minutes to the city, where he would pull several 24-hour shifts per week. For 15 years, he worked in Engine 18, eight of them working as a chauffeur driving fire trucks and running the pumps. His interest in nutrition — he is a vegetarian, “the smallest club in the fire department,” he jokes – led him to work for two years in the health and fitness unit at FDNY headquarters, where he helped other firefighters improve their diet and exercise. In 2000, he decided to return to working on the back step and joined Engine 33, which occupies a beautiful Beaux Arts firehouse on Great Jones Street in the East Village that it shares with Ladder 9.

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[JR: Wow, a stunning story. Lest we forget. ]


The 911 attack has the following 17 Jasper fatalities reported.

01) Baierwalter Robert ’79

02) Coppo, Joseph (1975) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the wtc

03) Duffy, Michael J. (1993) was on the 88th floor at wtc , son of Judge John Duffy ’59

04) Frawley Kevin ’90

05) Gabriel, Richard (1971 BA) was on Flight 77, deceased (son of Barbara Gabriel MC retiree)

06) Gallagher John ’91

07) Holland Joseph ’91, deceased

08) Leavey Lt. Joseph ’77

09) Lyons Michael J. ’93

10) Mccarthy, Robert Garvin (1990 BS) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the wtc

11) Morgan, Richard (1959) was consulting with ConEd in the wtc

12) Moroney, Dennis G. (1984) missing @ wtc

13) O’ Sullivan Timothy ’64 (former Director of Personnel, Manhattan College)

14) Regan, Robert ’75

15) Rocha Antonio A. ’90

16) Tobin, John (1976 BA) was at a meeting in the wtc

17) Quinn James ’99, missing

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Conte, Rich [MC????]

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JNEWS: Nigrello, Bob [MC1977] NH candidate profiled


Jobs, economy top issue for Nigrello
September 07, 2012 2:00 AM

Name: Robert (Bob) Nigrello
Age: 57
Address: 2 Pine Woods Road, East Kingston, NH 03827
Occupation: Lighting Sales for Osram Sylvania
Education: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College
Public service/public office experience: East Kingston Planning Board- 3 years,
East Kingston School Board- 5+ years, School Board Chair - 3 years
SAU16 Joint Board - 5+ years. Compensation Committee Chair - 2 years

Question #1: How would you restore civility to the Statehouse?

Four hundred men and women are elected to apply their collective experience; knowledge and expertise to deliver meaningful legislative solutions.

These solutions include; providing an environment for business to grow, efficient delivery of state services and excellent educational opportunities to all. In order to create real solutions, it is imperative that the members work towards common goals and go beyond both individual and party differences. I look forward to working with and learning from my colleagues to seek the best solutions. To quote Bill Belichick, "we need to do our jobs." Considering his theme and understanding that there cannot be civility without mutual respect, all members must be held to a "higher standard" and be fully accountable for their actions.

Question #2: What is your opinion on expanded gambling in New Hampshire?

The extensive final report from the May 2010 New Hampshire Gaming Study Commission suggests that New Hampshire would have a net benefit of $89 million in new revenue with an expanded gaming facility located in the southern part of the state. It is estimated that the construction of such a facility would take appromimately 18 months and the jobs created by this construction would result in a much needed "shot in the arm" to our construction industry. In addition once built it is estimated that another 2,100 new jobs would be needed to run the facility itself. Based on the Gaming Study I would support legislation to make VLT's or Casino Gaming a reality in New Hampshire.

Question #3: What is the most important issue facing the Legislature this upcoming session and why?

Jobs and our state economy in general must be the two priorities in the upcoming legislative session. As a primary goal for this session, the legislature must not only do everything in its power to reduce the state's current 5.2 percent unemployment rate, but it must also take measures to reduce underemployment. A healthy state economy provides jobs for our current and future work force and attracts the best and the brightest. It provides a work-atmosphere and job opportunities at all levels that will allow our young adults the opportunity to live, work and raise a family right here in New Hampshire.

Question #4: What role could you play as a state legislator in improving the business climate in the state and restoring jobs for New Hampshire Citizens?

Currently, New Hampshire is ranked sixth in the nation with an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent. In New England we have the second lowest unemployment rate, with Vermont at 4.7 percent unemployment rate being the lowest and Rhode Island's 10.9 percent being the highest. While there is no denying that we must still do better it is important to understand that New Hampshire continues to outperform most states in New England and the nation even in these tough economic conditions. Over the last six years we have seen the implementation of many new taxes —- followed by their reversal. It is imperative that the State legislature stabilize our tax structure and ensure that New Hampshire build on its "Business Friendly" image. By doing this business confidence will increase and business currently located in New Hampshire will be encouraged to expand and other businesses will be given another reason to move here. Since the unsustainable increases in the cost of health care continue to burden New Hampshire's economy and job growth, as a critical tie —in we must review all state policies related to health care, eliminate any that are unnecessary or duplicative, streamline those wherever possible and then do all that is possible to drive down health-care costs by fostering competition in all health related areas.

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JBLOGGER: Kasprzak, Loraine [MC1984] has her Social Media advice published

Kasprzak, Loraine [MC1984] The Marketing Advantage


Social Media for Professionals – 4 More Resources
Posted by advantagemarketing on September 6, 2012

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Chemical Engineering Progress magazine recently ran my article series on social media for professionals.

I recently authored an article series on social media for professionals for the Career Catalyst section of Chemical Engineering Progress magazine. These articles are great resources, whether you are professional just starting out in social media, or a business owner who wants social media tips and techniques to grow your business.

My philosophy is to keep it simple. As a business owner or professional, you have a lot on your plate already. I write so that it’s easy for you to absorb and learn new social media and marketing tactics. Then it becomes very easy to put these ideas to work in your own business or professional career.

In “Getting Started in Social Media“ you can discover the benefits of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and other social media and get practical advice on using these tools effectively, whether you’re a veteran or relative novice.

“Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career” reveals tips and techniques for using LinkedIn to establish a professional online presence, connect with others, and find business and job opportunities.

“Smart Blogging for Chemical Engineers” shares how blogs allow anyone – even people with minimal computer knowledge – to easily publish text, photos, and audio and video files on the Internet. The article offers blogging tips for sharing technical information, building thought leadership, and growing a community of followers.
Cloud tools for collaboration

Professionals can find new ways to work together with Internet-based collaboration tools.

Internet-based applications are changing the way we work together. In “Use Cloud Tools to Collaborate“ you’ll learn how virtual tools can help project teams make decisions more quickly, reduce costs, and increase productivity.

Need help getting your social media efforts off the ground? Check out our Quick Start Social Media Coaching for professionals and business owners.

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[JR: Behind a paywall unless you're an aiche member.]

PDF downloads from her site.




[JR:  A great helping hand extended by our fellow Jasper. ]

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JOBIT: McCourt, John Joseph Sr. [MC1937 RIP]


John McCourt (1916 - 2012)

John J. McCourt, Sr.

Marlboro, NY - John Joseph McCourt, Sr. died quietly at his home in Marlboro on Thursday, September 6, 2012. He was 96 and believed to be the oldest surviving WW II veteran in Marlboro. He was predeceased in December of 2008 by the love of his life, Virginia (Jeannie) Herberich McCourt his wife of 66 years.

A life-long Marlboro resident, he was born at home on April 6, 1916 to his parents Cornelius and Catherine McCourt. He was predeceased by his sister Helen and brother Harold.

Joe and Jeannie were lifelong members of St. Mary's Parish in Marlboro.

He was a graduate of The Marlboro High School Class of 1933 and graduated with honors from Manhattan College in 1937. He then attended law school on a scholarship at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Upon graduation in 1940 he took a job as a staff attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Joe enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor in February of 1942 and was accepted into the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Program. He was commissioned as an Ensign in May of 1942. He served as the commanding officer of mine sweeps in both the Atlantic and Pacific until his active duty discharge in December of 1945.

Upon his return home he opened his law practice with offices in both Marlboro and Newburgh. He practiced law for 35 years until his retirement in 1981. He was also active in both local and state politics on the Democratic ticket.

After retirement he and Jeannie (who taught high school French for many years in Marlboro) traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and South America.

He is survived by his 3 sons, John J. McCourt, Jr. and wife Harlee and their sons Jack and Hank of Houston, Texas, Dennis B. McCourt and his wife Pamela and their son Mark and daughter Katie of Marlboro, NY, Kevin C. McCourt and his wife Deirdre and their sons Conor and Morgan and daughters Shannon and Mary Elizabeth of Lido Beach, NY and 1 daughter Maureen Berg and her husband Jonathan and their daughters Megan and Erin of Monroe, CT.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10:30am at St. Mary's Church, Marlboro with Father Frank Bassett officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Marlboro

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from September 8 to September 10, 2012


McCourt, John Joseph Sr. [MC1937 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=john-mccourt&pid=159707670&cid=full

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JLINKEDIN: Odenthal, Susan [MC2003] Estimator Airtech Systems, Inc.


Odenthal, Susan [MC2003]
Estimator Airtech Systems, Inc.
Greater New York City Area

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ENDNOTE: Dolan's "dog whistle to all Catholics"


Periscope by Niall O'Dowd

Cardinal Timothy Dolan to offer closing prayer at GOP convention in Florida --
Taking sides so openly in presidential election is not a very smart idea
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 08:06 AM

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Dolan claimed he was “speaking personally and not from a partisan point of view” and “not trying to be an apologist” for Ryan.

He even praised Ryan’s “call for financial accountability and restraint and a balanced budget,” as well as his “obvious solicitude for the poor.”

Dolan said, “I admire him. He’s honest. He’s refreshing. Do I agree with everything? No, but...I’m anxious to see him in action.”

Dolan is the undisputed leader of the Catholic Church in America and this move puts that church squarely in the Romney camp in this election-- which is where they have no business belonging.

This is a dog whistle to all Catholics out there to support the GOP candidates, Paul Ryan proposed budget cuts to the poor notwithstanding, which had been criticized by other bishops.

Cardinal Dolan should really know better.

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About time the clergy started to show some "huevos not so grand".

On the Church's signature issue, abortion, which side should it support?

And, Biden's a CINO!

Why not stand for something?

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