Sandy shows a few interesting positives
JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) thinks well of the Marinesfrom: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)
date: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM
The US Marines claim to be "No better friend, no fiercer foe."
Seems to be true.
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[JR: Impressive women and men. It makes me sad that we are wasting them in ill considered adventures!]
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JNEWS: Naughton, Jim [MC????] runs for officehttp://www.douglascountysentinel.com/view/full_story/20698624/article-Naughton-wants-to-apply-business-experience-to-senate?instance=west_ga_news
Naughton wants to apply business experience to senate
by Winston Jonesl/Times-Georgian
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District 30 State Senate candidate Jim Naughton of Carrollton has pledged, if he’s elected, to run the office like a business.
Naughton believes his business experience, his backing of term limits and plans to make the office a full-time job, gives him an advantage over the other three candidates in the Republican primary.
“I have a 30-year business background,” Naughton said. “I worked for one of the greatest American corporations, Milliken and Company, for 22 of those years. I was promoted 11 times and the reason was that I outworked most everybody else. I don’t do things half way. If I’m elected senator, I won’t just work in January and February. I’ll work the year round and put in 50- to 70-hour weeks, like I did in business.”
Naughton said he believes in eight-year term limits for state lawmakers and charged that politicians who are re-elected numerous times are not a sensible answer to good government.
“There’s more advantages to term limits than disadvantages,” he said. “The argument that you need political experience to do well is just a crutch to keep incumbents in office. I will work hard to get on top the issues and understand the process, and I don’t think it will take three years to be effective.”
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Naughton was born in 1959 in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in finance, from Manhattan College, and a master’s degree, with concentration in finance, from Fordham University.
He worked 21 years with Milliken and Company, rising from an assistant market credit manager to leader of a $50 million business unit that manufactured and marketed stretch fabrics.
He was executive director of the University of West Georgia Foundation and assistant vice president for alumni and development relations from 2010 to 2011.
Naughton said he was fired from the job after he questioned how some contracts were being handled, which he felt was in voilation of state policy. He sued under the state’s whistleblower law and eventually settled for $274,000. He said he accepted the settlement because he was told the case could drag on for 10 years. Naughton said after paying legal fees of $110,000, he donated the remainder of the settlement to various charities and programs, including $80,000 to the new UWG nursing school.
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JNEWS: McAvoy, John J. [MC????] CEO Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inchttp://www.rocklandtimes.com/2012/11/02/john-mcavoy-named-ors-new-president-and-ceo/
JOHN McAVOY NAMED O&R’S NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO
Posted November 2nd, 2012
O&R Press Release
John J. McAvoy, the senior vice president of Central Operations at Consolidated Edison of New York, today was named president and chief executive officer of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) effective January 1.
McAvoy succeeds William G. Longhi, who served as O&R’s president and CEO for nearly four years. Longhi, who came to O&R from Con Edison, returns to Con Edison to the newly created position of president, Shared Services, effective January 1. Both announcements were made by Consolidated Edison, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Burke. Consolidated Edison, Inc. is O&R’s parent company.
In his senior vice president position at Con Edison, McAvoy was responsible for the planning, design, operation and maintenance of the electric generation, transmission and substations systems, the generation and distribution of the steam system, and contractor construction activities for the company.
McAvoy joined Con Edison in 1980. He has served as vice president of System and Transmission Operations, general manager of System Operations, general manager of Brooklyn/Queens Electric Operations, general manager of Substation Operations, and plant manager of the Indian Point and East River generating stations.
He earned an MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. He has completed the Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) Transmission Engineering and Distribution Engineering courses, and was certified by NERC as a System Operator.
McAvoy was a Rockefeller Fellow and he currently serves on the board of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
As the president of a new Shared Services organization, Longhi will oversee the operations of the following functions for both Consolidated Edison of New York and O&R: Information Resources, Purchasing, Transportation, Stores Inventory, Emergency Management, Energy Management, Facilities, Security, Research and Development and Energy Policy and Regulatory Affairs. In May, Human Resources also will report to him.
Since joining Con Edison in 1976, Longhi has held a variety of positions throughout the company. He served as senior vice president of Central Operations, vice president of Manhattan Electric Operations, and vice president of System and Transmission Operations. Previously, he served at Orange and Rockland Utilities as vice president of Operations. He also was chief engineer of Distribution Engineering, and general manager of Electric Operations in Brooklyn.
Longhi earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and has completed the Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) Transmission Engineering course. He was an executive on loan at General Electric in 1999, and has completed executive education at both the University of Michigan and Penn State.
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JEMAIL:Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has some prayer requestsGood Afternoon All,
I ask for your prayers for the wife of a dear friend of mine and fellow Jasper, Tom Philbin, ' 61 BS. Susan has been Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, a painful and debilitating illness that takes a long time to go away. Big red welts on her legs and nodules on her lungs are some of the symptoms. As Tom says, fortunately, Susan is being treated by the Best of the Best at Brigham & Women's and Mass General up in Boston. Please keep Susan, Tom and their family in your prayers as we pray that the healing process continues apace and that the MDs are able to control the pain and reduce the healing time.
Please also keep in your prayers Tom's sister as she continues her treatments for Cancer.
Please remember in your prayers, Lukie, our littlest Jasper, who was operated on this past Thursday.
Also keep in your prayers Mike & Cathie McEneney as Cathie continues to heal and Daughter Clare who is waiting on test results.
Please keep Maria Khury's Brother, George, in your prayers as he continues his treatments.
Please keep in your prayers all those who have died and those who continue to suffer so much in the aftermath of " Sandy."
Thank you. God Bless.
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[JR: Echoing, Phil, the real victims of Sandy are those who lost everything. By comparison, inconvenience and upset is just "minor".]
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JHQ: Alma Mater on Sandyhttp://manhattan.edu/hurricane-sandy-recovery
Message from President O'Donnell regarding Hurricane Sandy Recovery
To the Manhattan College Community:
I hope and pray that this message finds you and your family well. I have heard from many of you about the heartbreaking losses you have suffered and about the continuing struggles that you face in the wake of the storm. Here on campus, we are praying for all members of our community as they continue the hard work of recovery.
I am writing to confirm that the College will be open as of 8:00 Monday morning. While I know that we still face daunting challenges and that it will take some time for us to be fully back to normal, I am confident that, with good will and good communication, we can overcome the remaining challenges as we resume our important work.
Students who may be experiencing severe difficulties getting to and from campus should be in touch with their professors to develop a plan of action for keeping engaged and returning to class as quickly as possible.
In addition, we are aware that many students may be feeling psychological stress related to the events of last week and encourage students to seek support through the Counseling Center.
We are grateful that our campus suffered relatively little damage in the storm; nevertheless, we continue to experience some disruptions to normal activity. As of Saturday morning, power had not been restored to Draddy Gymnasium, Alumni Hall and East Hill Residence Hall. ConEd has not been able thus far to provide us a timeline for when power may be restored but we will update the community as soon as we have additional information. Classes that regularly meet in Draddy and Alumni Hall have been temporarily relocated: students should look for messages from their professors and should plan to get to class early if they have classes scheduled in those spaces.
Apart from some obvious inconveniences, East Hill is habitable and Residence Life staff will continue to work with Physical Plant to improve conditions in the building until full power can be restored. In addition, please note that access to the parking lot at Draddy Gymnasium has restricted access because of a downed power line. Students returning to East Hill and Horan Residence Halls should be dropped off at the entrances on the Manhattan College Parkway side of those buildings.
Due to the power outage the Health Center in Alumni Hall will be temporarily closed, but Nurse Practitioner Amy Dall will be available to see patients in the Counseling Center located on the 5th Floor of Miguel Hall.
Once again, thank you for your patience and your good will as we move forward. I have every confidence that our community is up to the task.
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JOBIT: Carley, Thomas E. [MC???? RIP]http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/njherald/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-Carley&pid=160874484#fbLoggedOut
Thomas E. Carley
HOPATCONG - After a brief illness, Thomas E. Carley, a 38-year resident of Hopatcong, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Saint Clare's Hospital in Denville. He was 84.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., Thomas was the eldest son of Thomas and Linda Carley. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and attended Manhattan College until he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed a lifelong career as a chemist with Allied Signal, now Honeywell, until he retired in 1991.
Thomas was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and a loyal member of American Legion, Musconetcong Post 278, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Lake Hopatcong Lodge No. 782, where he could be found on most Friday nights.
Thomas was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lillian F. (McGarrah) Carley. He is survived by his brother, John P. Carley, of New Rochelle, N.Y.; his sister, Kathleen Gill, of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; his son-in-law, Scott T. Kearney and his only daughter, Patricia R. Carley, both of Sparta; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The viewing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the William J. Leber Funeral Home on Route 206 in Chester, where family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church on Espanog Road, Lake Hopatcong. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Elks National Foundation, c/o the Lake Hopatcong Lodge, 201 Howard Blvd., Mount Arlington, NJ 07856; or to the Knights of Columbus No. 9914, 40 Maxim Drive, Hopatcong, NJ 07843.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on November 5, 2012
Carley, Thomas E. [MC???? RIP]
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JOY: Beierle, Mary Catherine [MC????] is engaged to Vadim PetroviciMary Catherine Beierle is engaged to Vadim Petrovici.
[JR: Well there is a Jasper connection here somewhere? And, after Sandy, I need some happy news!]
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JLINKEDIN: Reilly, Connor [MC2010] Men's and Women's PR Assistant at Calvin Kleinhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/connor-reilly/5b/32a/89
Reilly, Connor [MC2010]
Men's and Women's PR Assistant at Calvin Klein
New York, New York
Apparel & Fashion
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JOBIT: Cozzini, Rev. Robert P. [MC???? RIP]http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Cozzini&pid=160901635
Rev. Robert Cozzini
Rev. Robert P., on November 4, 2012, of Caldwell, NJ, age 79. Fr. Cozzini was born on January 8, 1933 in Newark, NJ.
He was raised on 2nd Ave., Newark, before moving to the Silver Lake section of Belleville, NJ and then spent his later childhood on Grove St. in Bloomfield, NJ. He attended St. Francis Xavier Parish Elementary School in Newark, NJ then went on to Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, NJ. He received his Undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ and Master's Degree in Religious Studies from Manhattan College. Fr. Cozzini attended the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Darlington, NJ and was ordained by the Most Rev. Thomas A. Boland on May 28, 1960.
His first assignment was at St. Lucy Parish in Newark, NJ from 1960 -1962, later moving to Holy Family Parish in Nutley, NJ from 1962-1980, before finally serving at the Church of the Epiphany in Cliffside Park, NJ from 1982-2002. After retiring in 2002, he resided at the Rev. Msgr. James F. Kelley Residence in Caldwell, NJ.
Fr. Cozzini chose to be a lifelong parish priest, serving the people. He demonstrated a love of God, love of life, and love of family. He was a man of great humor and compassion; a beacon of goodness and a pillar of strength for his family, friends, and parishioners.
Loving brother to Aurelia "Rita" Stypulkoski and her husband Joseph, Nello Cozzini, Sr. Vilma Cozzini M.P.F., and Rev. Dorino Cozzini and his wife Connie. Cherished uncle to John, Thomas, and Denis Stypulkoski, Theresa Pecaro, Anthony Cozzini, Michael Cozzini, and Bridget Neigel. He is also survived by many loving grand nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Church of the Epiphany 247 Knox Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ on Friday November 9, 2012 from 3-7 PM with a Vigil Service at 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday November 10, 2012 from 9-10 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Bloomfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fr. Cozzini's memory to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104. A.K. Macagna Funeral Home 495 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ is handling the arrangements. www.akmacagnafuneralhome.com
Published in The Record/Herald News on November 6, 2012
Cozzini, Rev. Robert P. [MC???? RIP]
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JOBIT: Mayer, Arthur C. [MC???? RIP]http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Arthur-Mayer&pid=160891452#fbLoggedOut
Arthur C. Mayer (1943 - 2012)
Mayer, Arthur C.
Arthur C. Mayer, Jr. died on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at age 69.
Artie was born in the Bronx, New York the son of the late Rosemary (Murphy) and Arthur C. Mayer. Sr. He attended St. Helena's Grade School, Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College.
Artie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where he received a Purple Heart while stationed in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Artie worked for over thirty-five years at Con Edison retiring in 2006.
Artie lived in Dobbs Ferry, New York and enjoyed playing golf.
He is survived by this sons Sean P. Mayer and Capt. Brendan J. Mayer and his wife Kian. Also surviving are his sons mother Kathleen (Callaghan) Mayer; his brother Peter and his wife Lynn and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is Joan Armstrong.
Visiting hours will be at Whalen and Ball Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mass will be at St. Helena's Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10703 914-965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com
Published in the The Journal News from November 6 to November 7, 2012
Mayer, Arthur C. [MC???? RIP]
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JLINKEDIN: LaPointe, Christina [MC2012] Staff Environmental Engineer at Malcolm Pirnie/Arcadishttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/christina-lapointe/7/1bb/449
LaPointe, Christina [MC2012] Staff Environmental Engineer at Malcolm Pirnie/Arcadis
Norfolk, Virginia Area
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JOBIT: Grogan, John A. [MC???? RIP]http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stamfordadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=John-Grogan&pid=160905971
John A. Grogan, 77, son of the late John and Catherine Grogan, a 42 year resident of New Canaan, died Sunday November 4th after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay Grogan.
He was born in Manhattan on August 16, 1935 and graduated from Manhattan College. He later received an MBA from New York University. He spent his career in the insurance industry where he spent 40 years as an executive at Union Mutual, The Equitable and MetLife.
John served as the President of the Wild Geese Society as well as a board member at the New Canaan Field Club. He was an active member of The New Canaan Exchange Club and the Senior Men's Club as well as a volunteer at Waveny Care Center.
He was an active member of St. Aloysius Church where he served as a Eucharistic minister. John was actively involved in sports his entire life. He was an avid tennis player, golfer and loved the adventures of travel. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children, especially coaching many of their youth sports teams.
Later in life, John loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending their games and events. He was predeceased in April by his brother Reverend Richard P. Grogan, SJ. He is survived by his daughters Kathy Deadrick (Stuart) of Cincinnati,OH, Elizabeth Lisciandra (Phil) of Medfield, MA and sons John (Kim) of Weston, CT and Brian (Beth) of Lakewood Ranch, FL and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Thursday, November 8th at Hoyt Funeral home in New Canaan. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at St. Aloysius Church at 10am. A burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In his memory, donations may be made to Lapham Senior Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT 06840 or the New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., New Canaan, CT 06840. For online condolences, visit: www.hoytfuneralhome.com
Published in StamfordAdvocate on November 7, 2012
Grogan, John A. [MC???? RIP]
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JLINKEDIN: Howard, Ed [MC1967] math teacher at New Jersey City Universityhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/ed-howard/48/841/43a
Howard, Ed [MC1967]
math teacher at New Jersey City University
Bloomingdale, New Jersey (Greater New York City Area)
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JLINKEDIN: Mangir, Julyssa [MC????] Consultant at MBK Auditinghttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/julyssa-mangir/5b/466/a25
Mangir, Julyssa [MC????]
Consultant at MBK Auditing
Arthur, Iowa (Sioux City, Iowa Area)
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ADMINISTRATIVIA: Weekly will be lateI'll be seeing my shack down the shore tomorrow. The Komisars in charge of my property are letting the mundane Clovers get in to see what they have been paying taxes on. Argh!
[JR: NO Damage!!! House intact. Shed swamped but standing!! Wow, buy a lottery ticket! No need to be late. Literally there was nothing to do. Every other house wasn't so lucky, they had some damage. Nothing like other streets, Seaside Park, or Ortley Beach. I lucked out.]
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JLINKEDIN: Farrell, Raymond [MC1985] Senior Partner at Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLPhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/raymond-farrell/4/752/78
Farrell, Raymond [MC1985]
Senior Partner at Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
Greater New York City Area
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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) communicates prayersGood Afternoon All,
I have some good news to share and ask for your continued prayers for our littlest Jasper, Lukie. Lukies surgery went well although he did remain in hospital just short of a week due to some minor complications that needed attention. As I have mentioned before, this little warrior just keeps on keeping on. On Monday, November 12, Lukie will be flashing that beautiful smile of his as he and his family celebrate his 5th birthday. We have reason to offer a prayer of thanks and hope for this little boy and his family. Please keep the volume up. Thank you, God Bless.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUKIE
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports on Chan, Catherine McEneney [MC2010]Dear John,
I would like to report what my grand daughter, Catherine McEneney Chan.,'10 did to help our neighbors in Long Beach Long Island after Sandy.
Catherine is a second year Law Student at the Albany Law School. She saw a Face Book page asking for help for the people who lost so much on Staten Island and thought that she should do something for the people that she knew in Long Beach, who had suffered such devastating damage from Sandy (particularly our neighbors in the West End).
On November 2nd she started a Face Book Group called "ALS Sandy help for Long Beach Long Island" and with the help of a member of the Student Bar Association, emailed an invitation to students to join the group. Catherine then posted pictures from our neighborhood with comments and asked students to donate specific items that were needed in Long Beach, Such items as Cleaning supplies, heavy trash bags, water, diapers etc.
On Monday, November 5th, Catherine asked the Student Bar Association to request that people bring the donated goods to the hallway drop off area. By Tuesday the drop off area was 'flooded' with the donated items.
After Class on Tuesday, with help, Catherine loaded her car with the donated items and drove to our house in the Bronx. I went with her because only residents are permitted to enter Long Beach. With my identification we were able to pass through the check point at the Atlantic Beach Bridge. It was dark when we finally reached the Beach and the distribution center appeared to be closed. Since there is a curfew from 6 PM to 6 AM we could not stay to distribute the items ourselves, we brought the items to our neighbor who has remained in their house and who will distribute them to our immediate neighbors who are in need.
Catherine returned to Albany (missing only one class) and plans to make another trip over the weekend with more of the donated items.
Needless to say I am very proud of my JASPER grand daughter!
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
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[JR: Admirable! We don't need Gooferment; we just need more "Catherines"! ]
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JHQ: Alumni Association assumes the largest LinkedIn Jasper groupAinsley Woakes, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations:
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Jaspers: Manhattan alumni now have an official page!
Please join the below group as it is the official page for Manhattan alumni and is run by the alumni relations office. Spread the word to other Jaspers as we are trying to consolidate the existing groups into one centralized network. Thanks for your help!
Manhattan College Alumni linkedin.com
The Manhattan College Alumni group is an additional online networking resource that serves to facilitate and support professional connections among alumni as well as ... more » The Manhattan College Alumni group is an...
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Mark Boland, AVP at ING US, Greater Atlanta Area
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Hi fellow Jaspers! This group is the largest alumni group on LinkedIn. I started it because there weren't any a couple of years ago. I was just contacted by the MC alumni director to see if I'd be
...willing to hand over the reigns to them and of course I would. I think they have the motivation to create something much better. It's been very enjoyable to approve all of you and your entries over the last couple of years. If any of you are in the Atlanta area please let me know if we need to create a regional group. I just moved here a couple of months ago.
So you will see some changes to this group, for the better I'm sure.
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JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) cites Patterson, Joames [MC1969]9 Nov 2012
Hope you and yours survived Hurricane Sandy.
James Patterson, MC 1969.
The November issue of "Coastal Living", a nice magaznie, has a six page spread showing the mansion in which James Patterson lives. His wife, Sue, a "...former college competitive swimmer", has a 75 foot pool, in which "... she swims daily laps". Since I was on the swim team at Manhattan College, I, too, would like to have such a pool. Oh well!, it gets too cold for outdoor swimming in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
But!, we are preparing for the 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims, in 2020!
Keep up the good work on "JasperJotttings".
John Peter Rooney, B.E.E., MC 1965
[JR: Yes, thanks for asking. The family and friends are thrilled that my sainted wife's "treasure" survived Sandy with very minimal damage. You, too, could have such a pool if you wrote a few thrillers. LOL!]
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ENDNOTE: Alaska develops agriculture; too little, too late?http://redoubtreporter.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/homegrown-revolution-gardeners-expand-to-tackle-alaskas-food-insecurity/
October 24, 2012 · 9:57 am
Homegrown revolution — Gardeners expand to tackle Alaska’s food insecurity
By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter
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Here’s something to chew on with your breakfast: The eggs for that omelet you’re eating — or the milk in your cereal, the meat in your sausage, the honey in your tea, the jam on your toast — probably wasn’t produced in Alaska. But half a century ago, it probably was.
The factors contributing to this fact are many, and about as complicated as making a soufflé in an Easy-Bake Oven with no electricity at the 17,200-foot camp on Denali’s west buttress.
Convenience, cost, and consumer demand related to those, are big parts of the equation. It’s also a product of changes in globalization, infrastructure, transportation, supply chains, the increase in corporations and conglomerations vs. privately owned businesses, marketing strategies, subsidies, technologies and growing conditions. It doesn’t break down into an easy recipe, with one part of this to two parts of that, or three tablespoons of this whisked into four cups of that.
The result, however, is quantifiable: In 1955, 55 percent of the food consumed in Alaska was produced in Alaska. Today, a mere 5 percent of the food Alaskans eat is produced in Alaska.
And that, say experts concerned with the health, stability and economy of Alaska, is as bitter a problem as mistaking salt for sugar.
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You have to recognize that the people are recognizing their mistakes.
Gooferment interference in markets is the reason that Africa starves.
Alaska could be in the same boat.
And, why is it part of the "United" States anyway?
Hopefully, as the decline of the USA proceeds, the people in Alaska will get even more capable.
We all should!
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