JASPER JOTTINGS Week 22 - 2013 June 02    

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



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POSITRACTION: Marmbrandt, Malin (MC2011) has some words of wisdom


2013-05-07 23:22:00

Everybody cries and everybody hurts
When your day is long and the night
The night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on
Do not let yourself go
Everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes you just need a hug and some words of encouragement that everything will be alright

--- Marmbrandt, Malin (MC2011)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports good results

Good Evening All,

I have just gotten news that John O'Connor who has been in our prayers and thoughts has gone home after two months in the Hospital. John says he is feeling fine which is great news. We hope that John will be with us at the Hall Of Fame tribute. A prayer of thanks is in order for John's healing and continued good health. Prayer works. Please keep John and his family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

[JR: Good news is always welcome.]

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JNEWS: MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) performs at Peekskill Open Studios Weekend 6/1-2/13

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MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick will be reading poetry at the upcoming Peekskill Open Studios Weekend. MaryAnn, along with other poets and performers, will be presenting her work at EMBARK/Peekskill@EMC.

This two-day event, on the 1st and 2nd of June, is FREE and open to the public. Artists will open their studios to the public. Most of the artworks on exhibit are on sale. Come and see (and hear) the artistic offerings (music, poetry, comedy, dance, performance art) and stay for lunch or dinner!!"

MaryAnn's reading is scheduled for Sunday the 2nd of June at 2:00 p.m. at EMBARK/Peekskill@EMC located at 925 South Street in Peekskill, New York.

More information on the Peekskill Open Studios Weekend is available at:


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MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989)

[JR: She'll be edging Patterson out any minute!]

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JHQ: Manhattan College Commencement 2013


Manhattan College Commencement 2013

Published on May 23, 2013

The College community, faculty, family and friends gathered on May 18 and 19 to celebrate the 171st Commencement at Manhattan College.

The weekend's events included Spring Commencement on Saturday, where nearly 200 students received master's and bachelor's degrees (from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies), as well as the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement on Sunday, where 676 seniors received their diplomas. Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

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[JR: I'll watch it for the speeches. Maybe I'll finally learn the secrets of success?]

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JNEWS: "Claudy T." [MC2013] demonstrates her skill with a paintbrush


Thursday, May 23, 2013
Aquadisiac Graduation Look

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Graduated Sunday May 19, 2013 from Manhattan College in New York, a private Catholic College. Very Proud of all I have achieved and learned! Now this was my make-up look for the event :)!

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About Me
I am a Senior in college and my concentration is Marketing. I hope to pursue a career in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, or even fashion. I am very driven and passionate about many things. I enjoy make-up artistry, poetry, traveling, and learning and experiencing new adventures. I am very open minded and love to give words of wisdom to those that need it most. I started to fall in love with make-up and anything beauty related ever since I was about 14 years old. I always admired my mom and her make-up skills, so of course I took part in playing with her cosmetics and from there on slowly but surely I began to develop my own artistry skills. When I was about 18 years old, I began to be inspired by YouTube beauty gurus which helped me become better. Now I am here and hope to share my ideas with you all!

Always keep in mind, Beauty is a force, Intelligence is power!


Claudy T.

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"Claudy T." [MC2013]

[JR: Knocked my socks off. I'm sure she'll be a "beauty" at whatever she sets her eye on. Fellow beware, I sense a heart breaker here. Good thing she didn't study Chemical Engineering! Pherenomes and such. She'd entrance the class. LAFF!]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Google Reader's demise 01 July 13

I'm transitioning from Google Reader. Like most folks, the choices are not as "familiar". There may be some disruption in the flow of Jasper News. If you see something, please let me know. There's no good way to do this, so I am concerned about dropping something.

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MFOUND: Livestock at Alma Mater


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JFOUND: Dooley, William N. [MC????] EVP Investments AIG


Dooley, William N. [MC????]

Mr. William N. Dooley is Executive Vice President - Investments of American International Group Inc. Mr. Dooley is responsible for the AIG Financial Services business, which includes International Lease Finance Corporation, American General Finance, Inc., and AIG Consumer Finance Group, Inc. Mr. Dooley reports to AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Robert N. Benmosche and was most recently AIG Senior Vice President, Financial Services. Since joining AIG in 1978, he has served in various senior roles in AIG's financial management and investment areas, including Vice President and Treasurer of AIG, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of American International Underwriters, and Senior Vice President and Treasurer of AIG Investment Corporation. He was elected AIG Vice President in 1996 and AIG Senior Vice President in 1998. Before joining AIG, Mr. Dooley was employed by European American Bank, New York. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.

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JNEWS: Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942) Grand Marshall of the Voorheesville, NY

Warren Schlickenrieder '42 was named Grand Marshall of the Voorheesville, NY American Legion Memorial Day parade. unfortunately, rain caused cancellation of the event, and Warren will have to wait until next year to fulfill this commitment.

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Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

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JUPDATE: Regan, Michael J. [MC1963] identified by "The Literate Chef"

JFOUND: Regan, Michael J. [MC1963] Independent Director, DynaVox

Michael J. Regan
Independent Director, DynaVox, Inc.

Mr. Michael J. Regan is Independent Director at Lifetime Brands, Inc., Independent Director at DynaVox, Inc., and Independent Director at Scientific Games Corp. He is on the Board of Directors at Lifetime Brands, Inc., DynaVox, Inc., Scientific Games Corp., Manhattan College, and The Grand Central Partnership, Inc.

Mr. Regan was previously employed as Vice Chairman & Chief Administrative Officer by KPMG LLP. He also served on the board at Citadel Broadcasting Corp., Allied Security Holdings LLC, and Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

He received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College.

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Regan, Michael J. [MC????]

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The Literate Chef commented on JFOUND: Regan, Michael J. [MC????] Independent Director, DynaVox

Mike Regan was MC 63, MP 59 and GSS 55

Regan, Michael J. [MC1963]

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JHQ: Four Accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers Service Program


Four Manhattan College Graduates Accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers Service Program

Megan McShane, Kathryn Merry, Clare O’Connell and Kathleen O’Malley will begin a year of service this fall.

Recent graduates Megan McShane, Kathryn Merry, Clare O’Connell and Kathleen O’Malley, have been accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers (LV) program. Following the same values upon which Manhattan College was founded on by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lasallian Volunteers is committed to providing dedicated and trained volunteers to serve in underprivileged schools and agencies.

“Serving as a Lasallian Volunteer is about finding that space where your energy, talents and skills meet the needs of others,” said Jolleen Wagner, director of LV. “Once you say yes, it’s about walking alongside your students, your clients, your housemates, the Brothers — our community.”

All four Manhattan College LVs will be working in the San Francisco and Midwest regions. The four graduates’ majors and college activities include:

Megan McShane graduated with a B.A. in secondary English education and a religious studies minor, and was involved with the Kappa Delta Pi honor society for education and Theta Alpha Kappa honor society for religious studies. She was a member of Student Government, the Manhattan College Players and the Scatterbomb comedy improvisation troupe, as well as a resident assistant, student orientation leader and tour guide.

Kathryn Merry graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in education. She was also a member of Kappa Delta Pi and was actively involved in fundraising for the organization. In addition, Merry was in the Psychology Club. Merry will be working at De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Ore.

Clare O’Connell graduated with a B.A. in elementary education, and participated in three Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) trips to New Orleans and Montana. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and a recipient of the James Patterson ’69 Scholarship. O’Connell will be working with LVs at De La Salle High School in Minneapolis.

Kathleen O’Malley graduated with a B.S. in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics. During her time at Manhattan, O’Malley volunteered with L.O.V.E. in the Dominican Republic and also played intramural soccer.

Since the program began in 1989, more than 540 volunteers have served as LVs. Learn more about Lasallian Volunteers at lasallianvolunteers.org.

Posted on May 23, 2013

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JHQ: Grannis, Fred Sr [MC2012] is a Memorial Day story


Seventy Years Later, Manhattan College Graduate Hangs a Diploma

In 1942, Fred Grannis was drafted by the U.S. Army two months before graduating. Now, at age 93, he finally earned his degree.

He is 93 and frailer now, but Fred Grannis ’12 still leads an active cycling lifestyle, pumping his pedals up to 20 miles a day near his home in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. At the peak of his competitive cycling career, he ascended Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, New England’s tallest mountain.

“It took a while, but I made it to the top,” says Grannis in retrospect.

The same might be said for Grannis’ undergraduate journey. After being drafted by the U.S. Army as a Manhattan College senior in the spring semester of 1942 — just two months and 15 academic credits shy of graduation — the young veteran returned to New York nearly four years later, unable to re-register for the classes he’d left behind.

Grannis would go on to lead a full life, including going to law school and fathering three children during a 59-year marriage to his wife, Mary Turner. He accelerated through the business ranks and became the chief examiner at the New York Stock Exchange without the benefit of a college diploma. Still, without that recognizable piece of paper, there was always something missing from his portfolio of achievements.

Seventy years later, thanks to a persistent son, an understanding college administrator and the enduring grit that only a long-distance cycler could posses, Grannis closed in on another finish line.

WWII Preempts Graduation

Grannis was born in 1920, a seventh-generation American whose ancestors arrived in Connecticut in 1644, not long after the Mayflower sailed into port. The family eventually settled in Shore Acres, Staten Island, a stone’s throw from the future site of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

After high school, he enrolled in Manhattan College’s satellite campus in Staten Island and, beginning junior year, became a resident student at the College’s Riverdale campus, where he was a business administration major.

In early 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, thousands of college men entered the draft. Many students were able to defer their enlistments until after graduation, but for about 64 Manhattan students, including Grannis, Uncle Sam wouldn’t wait. In March, Grannis left the Riverdale campus for field artillery training on a U.S. Army base in Oklahoma.

“I’m a laid-back kind of guy, so I didn’t make too much of a fuss over it,” Grannis says.

For the next three years, Grannis would churn through officer candidate training, various flight schools and finally the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he was promoted to first lieutenant and became a B-24 bomber command pilot.

After the war, Grannis returned to Staten Island and approached Manhattan College, presuming he’d re-register for the classes he didn’t complete in the spring of 1942. But College officials told him there weren’t any slots available that fall, so his readmission would have to wait until the following semester.

“And that was the end of the conversation,” Grannis recalls. “So I went on with my life and did what was to be done. And I never held any grudges.”

A Son’s Idea

Three years ago, during a casual conversation with his son, Fred Grannis Jr., Grannis Sr. casually mentioned that he’d never actually graduated from Manhattan College.

“I said to myself, ‘Wow, I didn’t know that,’” Grannis Jr. recalls now. “My father had always talked about Manhattan College with such gratitude, and I assumed he’d graduated.”

Grannis Jr. knew his father was too humble to approach Manhattan College on his own, so he wrote an email to a College administrator last May, outlining his father’s story. He concluded the message with an appeal:

“This narrative history suggests that there is an opportunity for the College to recognize the contribution of those students who have served our nation in the military and were unable to return to complete their degree requirements.”

Grannis Jr.’s email was forwarded to Provost William Clyde, Ph.D. Recognizing that Grannis Sr. had completed 121 out of 136 credits, Clyde wondered whether his war-status might constitute as “life experience” for the basis of the additional credits.

“I read the son’s letter, and here is a guy about to graduate in good standing, and then Pearl Harbor happens,” Clyde recalls. “He shouldn’t be penalized for his patriotism on the precipice of graduating. He also went on to an advanced degree and successful career, doing exactly what he should have been doing with his Manhattan experience. So this was a chance to do something right, close the loop and finish what should have been.”

Clyde consulted with several other college administrators and last fall, a diploma for Frederick Winslow Grannis was drafted with a conferral date of Sept. 1, 2012. A few weeks later, it arrived in a FedEx package at Grannis’ Pennsylvania home.

Now, when he looks up from his favorite chair in his living room as he’s doing crossword puzzles or punching the keys of a laptop, Grannis sees his new diploma on the wall standing out among his other mementos.

“It’s nice to look at it,” he concedes. “And if I want to brag to somebody that I’m a college graduate, I can do that now.”

Posted on May 24, 2013

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Grannis, Fred Sr [MC2012]

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JFOUND: Perry, Robert [MC????] Intellectual Property Practice Group and Managing Partner


Perry, Robert [MC????]


Robert Perry is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and Managing Partner of the New York Office. His practice covers all facets of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. More specifically, Mr. Perry litigates most frequently in the areas of electronics, semiconductors, networks, telecommunications including wireless technology and software.

Mr. Perry has substantial experience representing clients (as plaintiffs or defendants) in patent infringement lawsuits throughout the country. His experience covers an array of technical subject matter, including three dimensional scanning, communications protocols for computer systems, internet protocols and systems, wireless telephony, consumer electronics, software storage control systems and integrated circuits. Mr. Perry has also been involved in litigation in the chemical arts including technologies such as polyethylene foams and paper mill by-product processing systems.

In addition to his litigation capabilities, Mr. Perry regularly provides advice to clients, whether they are emerging or well established companies, on a wide variety of Intellectual Property issues. Mr. Perry also counsels clients with respect to due diligence issues relating to Intellectual Property as well as patent portfolio reviews and clearance opinions. In addition, Mr. Perry has spoken on current topics in Intellectual Property law, including topics such as “Strategies for Successful Markman Hearings.”

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Perry was a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon. Mr. Perry received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, along with a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall University, followed by his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall Law School.


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JOY: Faviano, John Vincent [MC????] weds Kelli McNamara


Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. John Vincent Faviano! A beautiful wedding on a beautiful day! — with Kelli McNamara at Ramada Toms River Hotel.

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JOY: Faviano, John Vincent [MC????] makes a proposal


Engagement: Kelli McNamara & John Vincent Faviano
Feb 24, 2013

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Kathy and James McNamara of Matawan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli, to John Vincent Faviano, son of Marianita and James Faviano of Poughkeepsie, NY.

Kelli is a graduate of Matawan Regional High School. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders from The University of Connecticut, and a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from Mercy College. Kelli is currently employed as a Speech Therapist for the Monroe Township School District.

John Vincent is a graduate of Arlington High School, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Manhattan College. He is currently employed as an Operations Director at MRM Worldwide.

A May 2013 wedding is planned.

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Faviano, John Vincent [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for John Vincent.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Southall, Thomas W. [MC1953 RIP]

RE: John J. Staudohr,'53 RIP

Dear John,

With sadness I report that I received a phone message that my classmate John J. Staudohr passed away on April 13, 2013. I do not have any other details at this time.

May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. LEGACY doesn't have an obit.]

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No Obit Available


Staudohr, John J. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: None available

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Dear John,

              A problem! I misunderstood the phone message about the loss of my classmate! It was Thomas W. Southall that died on April 13th, 2013. I just had a long conversation with his widow.  Please correct my grievous error!


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[Sounds like Mark Twain. "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Explains no obit.]


Thomas Southall

The Guest Book is expired.

THOMAS W. SOUTHALL, 81, of Spring, TX passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Tom was born in New York City. He also lived in Baltimore before coming to the Spring area in 1974. After a brief time in the insurance business, he joined Exxon and spent the more than 30 years there. Tom had a deep love for his family and his friends and considered any time with people a great day. He was a great man of faith and he loved to be with those important to him and learn about their latest experiences, but he also enjoyed conversing with almost anyone due to his deep love of people. He cared for others daily and was the first to check in with someone who was ill or had an ill relative. He especially loved his wife Vera and they enjoyed many wonderful times traveling, at Exxon events, playing tennis, and of course being with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also deeply loved and enjoyed time with their many nieces and nephews.

A lifelong sports fan, he was a committed fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and Notre Dame football. With a love for so many people, and from so many people, he will be deeply missed by friends and family.

Tom is survived by his wife Vera; children Tom Southall (Janet), Suzan Erickson (Peter), Charles Famulari (Carol); grandchildren Thomas, Christine, Stephanie (Guy), Adrianne, Cristy (Clint) and Cindy (Rex); great-grandchildren Colette, Claire, Gavin, Isabella, Colten and Western; sister Lois Cronin-O'Brien and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Klein Funeral Home, Champions, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Published in Houston Chronicle from April 17 to April 18, 2013


Southall, Thomas W. [MC1953 RIP]

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JEMAIL: O'Connor, John Edward (1974) proposes an alternate scenario

Read your reflections on the priests who were denied access to the victims at the Boston Marathon Massacre.

I'd like to share a story an then a commentary response to your "editorial"

When my son Michael was in Iraq during the surge, periodically we would not get email from him for a day or so. I knew it was because there had been casualties in his unit, and they did not want premature word to get out before the official notifications could be made. I was not worried because I also figured I would have gotten a call if he was wounded, or the dreaded knock at the door well before we noticed the interruption. One time when we finally got to chat on line, I asked him what happened. " Sister company had 4 KIA." Firefight I asked? "No... suicide by stupidity"

He related how a Humvee that had been hardened was hit by a small IED. They radioed for assistance. SOP said stay in the vehicle until help arrived unless you lost radio contact, then get out and seek cover away from vehicle. These 4 got out and posed for a cell phone picture to post on Facebook. That's when they set off #2.

Point to my story is that even on base, when they have exercises, the military chaplains responding have to be processed in to be sure they are not the second terrorist. On base they have ID and a process. At the Marathon, unless by dumb luck the priest came upon one of his own parishioners, how do you know it is a real priest and not someone planning to set off a vest among the first responders? Anyone with a credit card can buy a cassock or a roman collar on line.

And what if they had just waved through someone who looked like clergy, and it turned out that they were not? How would your commentary read then?

I agree with your sentiments in principle, but I did not see this as challenging freedom of religion as much as guaranteeing the right to life...

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[JR: I'd suspect that "the authorities" would need / will need to adapt. Just as do we. But I see the State always limiting the Rights of the People. So, we need to work harder on the tough calls. Good counter-point, though. (We were warned about "death by stupidity" in boot camp. I guess it was not stressed as hard sometimes. The DI would say "Grab aqqing is for liberty. Stay alert; stay alive. Maybe we scared easier?)]

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JFOUND: Hottinger, Richard [MC????] will focus on expanding international real estate business


Douglas Elliman Announces New Schenone-Hottinger Team
May 23, 2013
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Top veteran Douglas Elliman agents Magda Schenone and Richard Hottinger have joined forces to become the Schenone-Hottinger Team. The team will focus on expanding international business as well as resales, rentals, building sales (townhouses, mixed-use, and commercial) in New York, Brazil, and throughout Europe. They are based out of Elliman’s 575 Madison Avenue Flagship office. Other team members include Adam Hernandez, Michael Schenone, Andy Rontonardo, Laura Bocly, Jenna McGuirem, and Barbara Fazzalari.

“I am delighted to be working so closely with Richard and my other talented teammates that I have known for many years. We hand selected a group of ambitious, well-educated, discreet professionals who were successful in their previous careers. Their strong skill sets and great networking base made an easy transition into real estate that will provide top service in every transaction. Together, we will grow business and add value for the company and our customers,” said Ms. Schenone, a native of Brazil who is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

“Our multi-cultural client base combined with our knowledge of the New York marketplace will give us a unique edge in the industry,” added Mr. Hottinger, a native of Geneva, Switzerland who is also fluent in English and French.

Mr. Hottinger also has experience in overseas real estate markets including Geneva and London. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Manhattan College. Ms. Schenone began selling real estate in Brazil in 1980. Prior to that, she worked in the Brazilian fashion industry manufacturing women’s clothing and accessories, and distributing them through her own showroom.

About Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Douglas Elliman Real Estate is New York’s largest residential brokerage, with over 70 offices in New York City, Long Island, the Hamptons , Westchester/Putnam, and South Florida and more than 4,000 real estate agents and a network of national and international affiliates. They are strategic partners with London-based Knight Frank LLP for residential business in all of their New York markets. Douglas Elliman ranked in the top four of all real estate companies in the nation in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services, including Manhattan’s largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management, as well as DE Title and DE Capital Mortgage. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, visit the Douglas Elliman site at www.elliman.com.

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JLINKEDIN: Kelly, Ed [MC1975] Consulting Services Director


Kelly, Ed [MC1975]
Consulting Services Director
Greater New York City Area


Enterprise software implementation, enterprise asset management, complex project management & delivery execution, and software-driven business process improvement. Clear understanding of the issues facing utilities (electric, water/wastewater, and gas), process manufacturing (forest products), and transportation facilities (major airports, bridges & tunnels, and rail transit).

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JNEWS: Losito, Nicholas [MC1963] retires Farmingdale State College


Meet Your Neighbor

The Neighborhood Files

Chatham Professor Retires After 45 Years in Classroom
Nick Losito was a professor the math department at Farmingdale State College.
By Laura Silvius
May 28, 2013

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Nicholas Losito retired this month from Farmingdale State College, where he has been a member of the math department for 45 years.

Losito, a Chatham resident, was the chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1986 util 1992, and was a full professor at the college.

Losito's bachelor of science degree was earned at Manhattan College. He holds two master's degrees from Fordham University and New York University.

He earned a BS at Manhattan College and two master’s degrees: one from Fordham University and one from New York University.

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Losito, Nicholas [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Nick is a member of the Class of 1963.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Losito, Nicholas [MC1963]

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JOBIT: O'Brien, Timothy J. [MC1960 RIP]


Timothy J. O'Brien

O'Brien, Timothy J.

DELMAR Timothy J. O'Brien, 74, of Delmar, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Born in the Bronx, he was the son of Timothy and Hanna Quirke O'Brien. He graduated from Manhattan College and earned his master's degree at Columbia University. He worked for NYS Dept. of Health and retired in 1996.

An avid student, gardener, dancer, bird lover and friend of many, Tim's greatest legacy was his children, Maura Gillen (Hank), Suzy, Joe, Jack, and Ginny O'Brien; grandfather of Mary, Henry, and Alex; great-grandfather of Sophie; brother of Mary McGillicuddy (John) and Cornelius O'Brien.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m., at our Lady of the Americas Church on Central Avenue in Albany. Interment St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx.

n lieu of flowers, donations to Living Resources Foundation or the Community Hospice would be greatly appreciated. To leave the family a special message, obtain a prayer card or other helpful services please go to McveighFuneralHome.com

Published in Albany Times Union on May 29, 2013


O'Brien, Timothy J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/guestbook.aspx?n=timothy-obrien&pid=165037071&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Timothy is a member of the Class of 1960.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O'Brien, Timothy J. [MC1960 RIP]

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MNEWS: Healthy vending machines


Fresh Healthy Vending Brings Nourishment to New Jersey
Healthy Vending Machines Redefine the Term ‘Garden State’

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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

A New Jersey man goes from hawking empty-calorie foods to championing healthy eating with Fresh Healthy Vending machines. A sales manager for Hostess Brands for over a decade, John Reaves was forced to seek new employment after they closed their doors late last year. Reaves was hopeful when he discovered an ad online for San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending.

Seeing the opportunity in the nutritional food trend, Reaves signed on as a franchisee with Fresh Healthy Vending. The company provides healthful snacks via their state-of-the-art vending machines and has found success in support of the national fight against obesity. According to Reaves, “Once I saw the objective of Fresh Healthy Vending, I knew that I could provide a great service to the community.”

He started his business in December of 2012 and currently has seven machines throughout New Jersey including the cities of Newark and Summit. He has one at Manhattan College in New York City, and his expansion plans include Drake College of Business and Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey.

His current locations include the historic estate and garden at Reeves Reed Arboretum, where he is the sole food vendor. The site is open to the public 365 days a year, Reaves stated, “I saw an immediate opportunity to serve, plus, the visitors say they really enjoy the food.” He recently provided hot beverages to guests as a way to introduce the products to the public. He considers it his mission to spread the word about Fresh Healthy Vending, which he believes has a great growth advantage.

According to Reaves, “There are schools in certain areas of New Jersey that don't have vending machines at all. Many people in the inner-city have no knowledge about how to eat healthy.” As a result, he is promoting Fresh Healthy Vending at local events. With plans for expansion, his grassroots approach is to visit schools individually and market the products by participating in community events. “With more schools involved the business will grow,” he said. “My hope is to say to the kids, ‘You can have these machines in your school too.’”

For those individuals who may be averse to the switchover from high-calorie, high-fat, empty-calorie foods to more nourishing options, he says, “You can have the same things, just healthier. They taste good and the calories provide nutrition. I want kids to know that they can have better options.”

With franchisees as the backbone of the business, Fresh Healthy Vending provides opportunities that can be described as “a cause beyond financial benefit.” Becoming a franchisee is part of a socially-responsible lifestyle choice that benefits others. It offers readily available healthy foods that serve the well being of each body and the overall health of a nation.

As the first and largest healthy vending company in America, Fresh Healthy Vending is unique in providing a range of products that meet and exceed the USDA standards. Machines are stocked with all-natural, organic and preservative-free snacks and beverages ensuring that nutrient-rich selections are available, gluten and nut-free products are among the 2300 choices too.

The latest vending technologies are employed, and the company leads with first-to-market in products and equipment. The company boasts the most comprehensive support structure for franchisees.

They introduced a completely new concept, the Freshandhealthy.org initiative for potential locations. It offers $1 million in incentives to sites around the country that want to provide healthy vending. So far, more than $300K has been given away. More information is available at: http://www.freshandhealthy.org

The Fresh Healthy Vending machines in New Jersey and New York are some of the thousands of vending locations throughout the country offering healthy snack food and beverage choices. Keeping minds and bodies in better shape are part of the directives for Fresh Healthy Vending, the first and largest franchisor of healthy vending machines. Their quest is to help Americans become healthier by providing more nutritious and wholesome snacks and drinks purchased through vending machines.

Expert at creating profitable vending businesses for franchisees, they also offer the Fresh Healthy Vending Café. This unique vending machine dispenses fresh-ground, gourmet, organic coffee products such as cappuccinno, latte, espresso and chai tea drinks together with signature healthy snack options. The machine is exclusive to Fresh Healthy Vending Franchise owners.

For more information about Fresh Healthy Vending franchises, visit http://www.freshvending.com. To inquire about receiving a free Fresh Healthy Vending machine, visit http://www.freshandhealthy.org or call toll free 888-902-7558.

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Amanda Cromwell ’13, a resident of Jackson, N.J., will join the selective program in fall 2013.

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JFOUND: Hunter, Thomas M. [MC????] Chemical and Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Group Sughrue


Thomas M. Hunter is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office and is a member of the firm’s Chemical and Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Groups.  Mr. Hunter prepares and prosecutes patent applications relating to the biological sciences, pharmaceuticals, and chemical polymers, in addition to other areas pertaining to the chemical, electrical and mechanical arts.

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JFOUND: Kelly, Ray [MC1963] Ambassador to the Upper East Side


Tenth Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner

Monday, September 30th

Join FRIENDS for an exciting evening as we proudly honor Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly at our Tenth Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner on Monday, September 30th.

Raymond W. Kelly was appointed police commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in January 2002, making
Commissioner Kelly the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure.

He also served as police commissioner under Mayor David Dinkins from 1992 to 1994. In 2002, under Commissioner Kelly’s leadership, the NYPD became the first municipal police department in the country to develop its own counterterrorism bureau and global intelligence program. Commissioner Kelly
also established a Real Time Crime Center, a state-of-the-art facility that uses data mining to search millions of computer records and put investigative leads into the hands of detectives in the field.

Commissioner Kelly was formerly senior managing director of global corporate security at Bear Stearns. Before that, he served as commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, where he managed the agency’s 20,000 employees and $20 billion in annual revenue. For his accomplishments at Customs, Commissioner Kelly was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Exceptional Service.

From 1996 to 1998, Commissioner Kelly was Under Secretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department. There he supervised the department’s enforcement bureaus, including the U.S. Customs Service; the U.S. Secret Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

In addition, Commissioner Kelly served on the executive committee and was elected vice president for the Americas of Interpol, the international police organization, from 1996 to 2000. He served previously as director of the International Police Monitors in Haiti, a U.S.-led force responsible for ending human rights abuses and establishing an interim police force there. For this service, Commissioner Kelly was awarded the Exceptionally Meritorious Service Commendation by the president of the United States.

A 43-year veteran of the NYPD, Commissioner Kelly served in 25 different commands in the department before being named Police Commissioner.

A combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Commissioner Kelly retired as a colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves after 30 years of service. He holds a BBA from Manhattan College, a JD from St. John’s University School of Law, an LLM from New York University Graduate School of Law, and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In addition to numerous honorary degrees, Commissioner Kelly was awarded the French government’s Légion d’Honneur decoration in 2006.

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JFOUND: Ferrone, Frank [MC1969] chases "sickle hemoglobin polymerization"


Guest Blog
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific American

Dangerous Braids That Tangle in Brains and Veins
By Frank Ferrone | May 30, 2013 | Comments1

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Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition of the brain that is assuming epidemic proportions as the population ages, since it can strike almost anyone.

Sickle Cell Disease is a strictly genetic disorder of African origins that rigidifies red blood cells.

These would seem to be worlds apart in more ways than one.

Yet I was reminded this week that one of the delights of science is the discovery of the connections between things that seem totally unrelated: A recent breakthrough in understanding Alzheimer’s, described in the current Early Edition issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is based on advances my colleagues and I made some 30 years ago in understanding sickle cell.

What these maladies have in common is the association of molecules that were never intended to come together in healthy processes. When the Alzheimer’s molecule, known as amyloid-β, congregates in the brain, it forms the tangles and plaques that are a well-known visual signature found post-mortem in the brains of those who have suffered from the disease.

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Frank Ferrone is a Professor of Physics and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research at Drexel University. Trained as a physicist at Manhattan College (BS) and Princeton University (PhD), his interest in Biological Physics began with his doctoral dissertation, and led him to a subsequent postdoctoral Staff Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. There he began the work with Drs. Hofrichter and Eaton that would unravel the mechanism of sickle cell polymerization. With NIH grant support he has continued exploring various facets of this physically-rich system, and is presently involved in developing diagnostic tools to help describe the state of patients suffering from the disease.

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Ferrone, Frank  [MC1969]

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JOBIT: Tracy, Donald Samuel "Don" Jr. [MC???? RIP]


Donald Samuel (Don) Tracy Jr.
AGE: 57 • Long Beach Island

Donald (Don) Samuel Tracy Jr., 57, died Sunday, May 26, 2013.

He was born to Donald S. Tracy and the late Emilie Z. Tracy, in Charleston, SC on May 7, 1956. He grew up in Nanuet, NY, graduated from Nanuet Senior High School, then earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Manhattan College.

During childhood vacations on Long Beach Island, NJ, Don fell in love with the Island and made it his home, opening Bay Haven Marina, where he lived out his days on his beloved Little Egg Harbor Bay. Through hard work and superior skills as a marine mechanic, he grew his business into a local fixture. Known for his gift of gab, Don regaled friends old and new with his amusing anecdotes at every opportunity, usually with a black Labrador Retriever at his side.

He was kind-hearted, diplomatic and always able to generate laughter. He loved Labrador Retrievers, the New York Giants, collecting classic cars, bicycling, tinkering with machinery, telling jokes and talking with everyone.

Don is survived by his father, Donald S. Tracy; his brother, Bruce Tracy; and sisters, Judy Pirela and Emilie Tracy. He is also survived by three nieces, Judy Pirela, Jenny Pirela, and Kristina Tracy; and his nephew, Knute Tracy.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, with a service at 8:30 p.m. at Maxwell Funeral Home, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association .

Published in Asbury Park Press on June 3, 2013


Tracy, Donald Samuel "Don" Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/guestbook.aspx?n=donald-tracy&pid=165073357&cid=full

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest in Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tracy, Donald Samuel "Don" Jr. [MC1978 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) pass along an update

Good Morning,

We have had Gene Sullivan in our prayers and have received an update from his Brother, Fellow Jasper, John Sullivan '63. On May 23, Gene underwent major surgery at Yale/New Haven Hospital to remove Cancer from his Lung, Neck, Throat and Thyroid. The results are not encouraging. Removing the Cancer has not happened and since then, Gene, has not been able to retain even tube fed nourishment. As John has said, " Gene has a very tough fight on his hands and needs all the assistance via prayers that you may want to deliver." John asks that we pray for better days. Please let us turn up the volume as we pray for Gene and his family during this very difficult time and ask that the power of prayer be at Gene's side. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Eng, Joseph [MC????] Managing Director - Implementation Manager at FTEN, a Nasdaq OMX Company


Eng, Joseph [MC????]
Managing Director - Implementation Manager at FTEN, a Nasdaq OMX Company
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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JNEWS: Hanzlik, Chris [MC1983] runs for Peekskill City Committee


Former Councilman Among Republican Picks for Peekskill City Council

Posted by Ashley Tarr (Editor), May 30, 2013 at 11:30 pm

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The Peekskill Republican City Committee is unanimously endorsing three candidates in the upcoming election for City Council.

Committee members made the decision at a meeting earlier this week. They chose former City councilman Chris Hanzlik, Joe Torres and Vincent A. Vesce, son of former Peekskill City councilman and mayor Vincent C. Vesce.

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Chris Hanzlik is a Civil Engineer who works for TRC Engineers, Inc. in Hawthorne. He is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and earned a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Manhattan College. He is a former Peekskill Councilman and served on Peekskill’s Planning Commission for 14 years being named its Chairman in 2008. He is currently the President of the Peekskill Lapolla Little League and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Society. Chris and his wife Esther have two children, Jonathan and Rebecca.

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Dear John,

I believe that Chris is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hanzlik, Chris [MC1983]

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JOBIT: Farkas, Dennis Louis [MC1951 RIP]



May 7, 1925 - May 30, 2013

Marion Oaks - Dennis Louis Farkas, 88, of Marion Oaks passed away May 30, 2013.

Mr. Farkas was born in Hungary on May 7, 1925. He received the opportunity of his life shortly after World War II ended. His parish priest sent a multitude of letters on his behalf to Catholic colleges in the U.S. seeking a scholarship for an exceptionally brilliant student. Only Manhattan College in New York City, run by the Christian Brothers, responded with a full scholarship and Dennis Farkas left war-torn Europe for New York. He more than fulfilled the expectations of his benefactors. Graduating in 1951, Mr. Farkas became a chemist and spent his entire successful career in pharmaceuticals at U.S. Vitamin Company. He also cherished his American citizenship.

Mr. Farkas married the love of his life, Marie (Rodier) Farkas, (who predeceased him). In 1987, they moved from New York State to Marion Oaks in Ocala. Mr. Farkas was known as an exceptional gardener who delighted in sharing his vegetable and floral bounty with friends and neighbors.

As an active and involved member of the St. Jude Catholic Church, Mr. Farkas joined the Knights of Columbus, the Men's Society, served as an usher, and with uncurbed enthusiasm was the photographer for St. Jude Catholic Community events.

His hallmarks as a gifted photographer were his portraits, landscapes, and photos of individual flowers. Mr. Farkas's interests were so wide ranging, it would be difficult to list them all, but he was a master at chess and had encyclopedic knowledge of topics ranging from electronics and short-wave radios to all classical composers and their works, and the history of all eras, especially World War I to the present day.

Mr. Farkas earned many awards from the American Chemical Society for his decades of service translating chemical journals into several European languages for Chemical Abstracts.

Although exceedingly proper in his bearing, Dennis Farkas's trademarks were his beaming smile and impeccable good manners. He retained his sense of humor until his death at home from lung cancer on Thursday, May 30, 2013. His faith in his Heavenly Father helped him through his illness, with the assistance of his Pastor, Fr. Barthelemy Garcon, Hospice, and his caregivers, Michelle and Linda. His many loving nieces and nephews survive him.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Marion Oaks, FL. Visitation is at 9 a.m. at the church and Mass is at 10 am. A reception will follow, and then internment at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Red Cross for Oklahoma tornado victims.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from June 1 to June 2, 2013


Farkas, Dennis Louis [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ocala/guestbook.aspx?n=dennis-farkas&pid=165088162&cid=full

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JLINKEDIN: Valenti, Cheryl [MC????] President at CV Recruiting LLC


Valenti, Cheryl [MC????]
President at CV Recruiting LLC
Greater New York City Area


CV Recruiting LLC is a recruiting company based in the New York Metro area. We focus on recruitment and placement of executives and professionals in retail and related industries. Our services are provided with the highest level of commitment and professionalism. We specialize in Buying, Design, Human Resources, Marketing, Merchandising, Planning and Product Development.

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ENDNOTE: Top bishops clash


Top bishops clash over excommunication of Catholics who support new abortion bill
Archbishops Diarmuid Martin and Eamon Martin disagree strongly on how to handle issue
By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral Staff Writer
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:03 AMUpdated Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 9:11 AM

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A row has erupted between two senior Irish Catholic church leaders over the treatment of those who support the new abortion legislation.

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin have clashed as the abortion debate intensifies. Eamon Martin is newly appointed and will be Ireland’s top clergyman when he takes over from Cardinal Sean Brady in a year.

The Irish Independent reports that their sharp disagreement is the first sign of division among senior clerics.

The Dublin Archbishop spoke after Archbishop Eamon Martin warned that politicians who knowingly introduced legislation ‘aiding and abetting abortion’ should not approach a priest looking for communion.

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that legislators who supported abortion were excommunicating themselves.

He said: “You cannot regard yourself as a person of faith and support abortion.

“If a legislator comes to me and says, ‘Can I be a faithful Catholic and support abortion?’ I would say no. Your communion is ruptured if you support abortion.

“You are excommunicating yourself. Any legislator who clearly and publicly states this should not approach looking for communion.”

In response Archbishop Diarmuid Martin told the paper he does not want to see the sacrament of communion being used ‘for publicity reasons’ by anybody in the debate surrounding abortion.

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If Holy Mother Church's Leadership can't agree to defend "the brand", what hope does the Church have?

Sorry, but if you can't enforce doctrinal discipline, then scratch "bad example" as a sin.

If "we" believe some thing is sacred, like life, then how do we rationalize this "controversy".

I don't pretend to be a saint, but when I move to NH and run for office, (Lord willing), I'll defend life.


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