JASPER JOTTINGS Week 33  - 2015 Aug 16    

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



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POSITRACTION: Winner buys new shoes ... for others!



Millionaire Hot Seat winner buys every student at her school new shoes
12:00 PM Saturday Jul 18, 2015

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An Australian teacher who won $20,000 on a TV game show will buy new shoes for the students at her school.

Bri Dredge, 32, who was on Millionaire Hot Seat on Thursday night, has decided to use her winnings to help pupils at Yuille Park Community College in Ballarat.

"I walked into school and every student in the whole school has given me a hug and said thank you," Dredge told AAP on Friday.

"The look on their faces was worth all the money that I won."

All 200 students will receive a pair of sturdy leather shoes to get them through Ballarat's long, cold winter.

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An impressive act of charity.

I’m sure there were other things she “wanted”. Perhaps even “needed”.

(I’d assert that saving for one’s “retirement” is a valid “need”!)

Makes my own efforts at charity look lame by comparison.

That’s why I’m sure I’ll need one of my fellow Jaspers to wedge open a side door to Heaven at the Final Judgment.

Laugh, if there is a “side door” or any “door” at all.

Nice act charity by this lady.

Maybe it will inspire others.

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) is mad too


Donald Costello commented on ENDNOTE: Does "legalized same-sex marriage" eclipse all other issues?

2015-Aug-08 https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/laurence-m-vance/evangelicals-are-outraged-at-same-sex-marriage/ Where Is the …

So you and millions of Americans are outraged …we use to say MAD. And I have had enough. The difference between us Americans is that each of us would rank order our madness differently. I suspect similar rank ordering could be attributed to those in the same 1). Age group; 2). Sex 3.) Part of the country 4.) economic class and perhaps even 5.)religious persuasion.

Where we would have a large scattering of opinions about what caused this Sunmai of outrage.

If you want to gather that opinion that's a great effort and I bet us old Jasper could give it a good go.

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

[JR: My gripe with Gooferment “marriage” licenses is that they exist at all. A racist invention to keep black me from marrying white women has now extended into all aspects of the tax code and “benefits”. “Benefits” are the product of FDR’s wage and price controls. Which has now been the “camel’s nose” into Obama/SCOTUS-care and the tax code. Remember when “Social Security Insurance” was sold to Americans as “not for identification purposes”. “barbara streisand”! I’m mad about the whole mess that “we” collectively have made of the Dead Old White Guys’ “experiment”! I’m moving to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project to enter politics with my fellow little L libertarians. “We” are going to turn one state around. Maybe even secede! And roll back the tyranny of the political class. ] 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Deacon Neil


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Deacon Neil Manning. Deacon Manning is back in Hospital after just being released. He has been diagnosed with MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), a Viral Respiratory Illness. We pray for a quick and complete recovery. MERS is an illness that was first diagnosed in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Japan amd North Korea have been struck and now the U.S. is experiencing it. Please keep Deacon Manning in your prayers as we also pray that MERS is stopped in the U.S. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Andrews, John C. [MC1957 RIP] on 2015-Aug-08



John C. Andrews
(1936 - 2015)

MECHANICSBURG - John C. Andrews, 79, of Mechanicsburg passed away peacefully at home on Saturday (August 8, 2015) from cancer.

His loving wife of 58 years and children surrounded him with love and prayers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 11, 2015) at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1 Peter Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Viewing will be held Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg. A Rosary Service will be at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

John was born on Long Island to William McKinley Andrews and Marcella Souhan February 3, 1936. He met Barbara Liszcz at the age of 14. They wed in 1957, upon his graduation from Manhattan college.

John held managerial and executive positions in risk management and industrial relations in the N.Y. Metropolitan Area including the F&M Schaeffer Brewing Co. during periods of intense labor unrest in the late 1960's and 1970's, where his talents as a mediator bridged several contentious labor disputes with the Teamsters.

John's childhood years in the New York Finger Lakes region inspired him to return to his family's origins in the late 1970's to raise his children and begin an entrepreneurial career where he built a successful insurance brokerage in Waterloo New York. He served the community as a Village Justice while residing in Waterloo.

In the late 1980's John returned to the insurance industry where he held management roles with the Nationwide companies ultimately calling Hampden Township and Saint Katherine Drexel Parish his home for the last quarter century. A devoted parishioner, he found joy in bringing holy communion to the sick.

He is survived by his children Susan Bachman, John Andrews, Jill Andrews, R. Brian Andrews, and Stacy Williams Andrews; "Poppy" was adored by his 11 grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Patrick, William, Phoebe, Roth, Audrey, Jewell, Roland, Ella, and Maddie.He was predeceased on June 8 by his beloved son, Col. William F. Andrews.

Funeral Home
Malpezzi Funeral Home
8 Market Plaza Way
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 697-4696

Published in Finger Lakes Times from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2015


Andrews, John C. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/fltimes/john-c-andrews-condolences/175463110?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1957

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Andrews, John C. [MC1957 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) on Kelly, Jack [MC1968]



Jack Kelly

My undergraduate school was Manhattan College. Over the past few years, Jack Kelly and I have run into each other at the Chart Room. Jack a Manhattan grad also. A bit younger than me. He graduated in 1968. I, 1957.

The Manhattan College thing provided instant bonding.

Jack once had a home on Cudjoe Key. Long gone. In recent years, he has been taking a week here and there to visit Key West.

Jack was at the Chart Room last night. Always good to see him. We talked a bit about Manhattan and some of the grads. One or two we both know. Then Jack surprised me. He is returning to Key West full time.

Jack is buying a home in Bayview. He is also in the process of closing on three restaurants. That’s returning big time!

One is the former Finnegan’s Wake. Last operated for several days as Backspace. Jack will be reopening it as Cayheuso. A tapas place.

Another is World of Beer. Near Sloppy Joe’s. Jack plans on naming the new establishment Jack Kelly’s Citizen. Such vanity! Not really. Turns out the location was the first home of the Key West Citizen.

The third place is on Front Street. Across from Two Guys. Not Island Dogs. Next door to Island Dogs. An empty two story commercial building.

The name of the new enterprise escapes me. Its purpose not. Jack intends it to be family friendly. In addition to food, etc., the restaurant will provide all kinds of games for the kiddies to busy themselves with. Even the parents.

Jack is retired Air Force. He presently lives in Washington, DC. He remains active with the Arnold Air Society.

Welcome back, Jack! Good luck!

Jack and I hung together for a few hours at the Chart Room. While there, I met Devin Callahan. A snow bird. He is in Key West frequently. Surprising we had not met before.

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Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)

Kelly, Jack [MC1968]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Little James


Good Evening All,

About 10 days ago, I asked for your prayers for a little fellow that had had some complicated heart surgery and was not doing well. That was on July 31, 2015. Little James, three years old, is not doing well. He is still in ICU with a lot of restrictions and things keep going off track requiring Emergency attention. Little James is a fighter. The MDs at N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital are on the case and little James is on their case. We pray for the Doctors to get the problems under control and resolved quickly. This little fellow needs to be home with his parents, his little Sister and his Grandparents. Please raise the volume once again. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC1952 RIP] on 2015-Jul-24




KILCARR PAUL THOMAS KILCARR, SR. "Paul" (Age 85) Of Williamsburg, Virginia died of natural causes on July 24, 2015.

He was the devoted father of Marianne Kilcarr Umstead, Paul Jr., and Kevin and beloved husband of Regina "Jean" V (Looby) Kilcarr. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his Grandchildren Ashley Umstead Brown, Joseph Kilcarr, Lauren Umstead Schmidt and his great grandchild Marlee Brown and his brother John Kilcarr. He was preceded in death by his brother Andrew Kilcarr, his sister-in-law Barbara Kilcarr, and his mother Mary Kilcarr.

Paul and his brothers, Andrew and Jack, graduated from Manhattan College in New York City. Paul took over as head of the family at age 15 when his dad Patrick J. Kilcarr passed from this earth too early in life. His brothers would always remark that "my brother is the one that raised us".

Upon graduation from school and marriage to the love of his life Jean, Paul pursued his career in defense contracting as an engineer. He and Jean traveled the world having Marianne in Wichita, KS, Paul Jr in Kaiserslauten, Germany and then back to New York for the birth of Kevin. Once back in the US, Paul took a series of defense contracting positions ending his career with Westinghouse.

Paul enjoyed his gardening to the point of being awarded a certificate as a Master Gardener. He loved sharing the bounty of his harvest with all his friends. He was very outgoing and always willing to help a neighbor with anything they were trying to accomplish. A devote Catholic, Paul did some very serious soul searching in his later years and was very content with his next stage in life. In his last days, he was happy and content with moving on to join Andrew and his mother.

A celebration of life and service will be held from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. on August 15, 2015 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plain Rd., Williamsburg, VA. 23188: (757) 565-1141 The internment will be on August 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., near Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22201: (703) 527-1235 Please RSVP to: kmkvt82@gmail.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to honor Paul make donations in his memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor. http://www.littlesistersofthepoor.org/donate

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2015


Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/paul-t-kilcarr-condolences/175469810?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1952, his brother Andy, 1953,
was my classmate and his brother Jack was a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC1952 RIP]

Kilcarr, Andy [MC1953 RIP]

Kilcarr, Jack [MC1955]

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I came across this in today’s Washington Post about Paul T. Kilcarr, Sr. (I didn't know him).


Bob Scudo

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated. Can’t have enough eyes on the “news”.]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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GOOGLE+: Nichols, Danielle [MC2010] Works at Carat International



Nichols, Danielle [MC2010]
Works at Carat International, Ltd.
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in San Francisco

Character is above intellect.

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MNEWS: Alma Mater coach Fred Dwyer cited



Mt. Rushmore: See who was voted as Seton Hall Prep's 4 best athletes of all time
By James Kratch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on August 10, 2015 12:11 PM, updated August 10, 2015 1:58 PM

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FREDERICK DWYER, 1949: In his senior year at Seton Hall Prep, Fred Dwyer joined the track team and immediately won the New Jersey State Championship in Cross Country and the Mile Run in the Indoor and Outdoor State Championships, setting the state record in both. He was also selected High School All-American on the 1949 team. He was also a record-holding miler at Villanova, a three-time All-American and a Pan-American Games bronze medalist before coaching at Essex Catholic and Manhattan College, where he led the Jaspers to a national title.

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GOOGLE+: McNamee, Christina [MC1993] Teacher at NYC DOE



McNamee, Christina [MC1993]
Teacher at NYC DOE
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Yonkers, NY

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GOOGLE+: Cundari, Joseph [MC1978] Worked at SWBOCES


Dear John,

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


On 8/10/2015 3:49 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 [JasperJottingsEditorial] wrote:

Joseph Cundari
Worked at SWBOCES
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Yonkers, NY
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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Cundari, Joseph [MC1978]
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JNEWS: Thomas, Medard [MC????] principal of Columbus Magnet School.



Medard Thomas Takes Over As Principal At Norwalk's Columbus Magnet School
by Christopher C. Wuensch

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NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Public Schools have named Medard Thomas as principal of Columbus Magnet School.

Thomas arrives at Columbus from Jettie Tisdale School, a K-8 in Bridgeport, where he served as assistant principal. He also spent time as assistant head of school at Corlears School, and assistant principal at Parkway Elementary School and the International School at Dundee in Greenwich.

Thomas taught at Parkway Elementary and in the New York City Public School system -- after earning a MS in education leadership from Manhattan College, an MS in early childhood education from the Bank Street College of Education, and a BS in psychology from Fordham University.

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Thomas, Medard [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Thomas


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: McHugh, Patrick [MC1995] spots jasper hats on sale



Patrick McHugh
43 mins Edited
LIDS is having a huge clearance sale, and wouldn't you know it there is a great Manhattan Jaspers hat on sale for $6.

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1995.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McHugh, Patrick [MC1995]

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MFOUND: 7th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic



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On Saturday, September 26th HEADstrong will present the 7th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic at Hofstra University.  The event will recognize those in the fight and will feature 15 collegiate women’s programs including:  Adelphi University, Binghamton University, Central Connecticut State University, Hofstra University, Hofstra Alumni, Iona College, Le Moyne College, Long Island University Brooklyn, Long Island University Post, Manhattan College, New York Athletic Club, Siena College, Stony Brook University, UMASS Lowell and Wagner College, who will come together to face-off against cancer.  Now in its 7th year the event has helped to more than $250,000 to support the cause. 

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JHQ: Alma Mater offers Instructional Design and Delivery


Manhattan College Offers New Online Master's in Instructional ...
PR Web (press release)-9 hours ago
Manhattan College has launched an online Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Design and Delivery to address the need for an experience-based program ...

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GOOGLE+: Perry, Patrick [MC2013] Worked at NRG Energy


Dear John,

While I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Patrick, he claims be
a member of the Class of 2013.


On 8/10/2015 3:51 PM, Jasper Fjohn68  [JasperJottingsEditorial] wrote:
> https://plus.google.com/107778413703041049266/about
> Patrick Perry
> Worked at NRG Energy
> Attended Manhattan College
> Lives in Neptune, New Jersey
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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Perry, Patrick [MC2013]

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JHQ: Alma Mater repaved The Quad, Senior Walk and Walsh Plaza


Manhattan College added 7 new photos.
21 mins
Campus construction comes to a close just a few weeks before the semester begins! The Quad, Senior Walk and Walsh Plaza were completely repaved, and outfitted with branded light fixtures. Wider, handicap accessible ramps and railings were added to the entrances of De La Salle and Miguel Halls. What do you think?!

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[JR: Ready to take mushy minds and make Jaspers out of them? ] 

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JHQ: Retreat 9/18-20/2015


July 2015

Dear Brothers in Christ,  
Life can be a flurry of activity. There always seems to be something to do. And just when we think we have a moment to ourselves, the phone rings or we receive another instant message. All of a sudden, the cycle of activity begins again. Experts tell us that it is critical to take time for ourselves - break away from the flurry of activity and daily routines so we can reflect, give thanks, pray, meditate, appreciate, and think about our purpose in life. The 24th annual Manhattan College Reality Retreat provides the perfect setting to do this and seek direction on this year's spiritual quest,
"Trust in the lord...He will make our paths straight" Proverbs 3:5&6

For the fifth year, the Manhattan College Businessmen's Reality Retreat will be hosted at the Bishop Molloy Passionist House in Jamaice Estates in Queens, NY on September 18, 19 and 20. The retreat planning committee has lined up engaging and thoughtful speakers, insightful questions for discussion groups, as well as Reconciliation, Anointing, and The Eucharist - our "Spiritual Trifecta".

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends, network and enjoy camaraderie with men like yourself. Many Silicon Valley executives spend thousands of dollars for a similar setting and experience. Our cost is a fraction of their cost - only $195 (pay by check or credit card) which includes all meals and a private room.

For those in attendance last year, we look forward to your return. If it's been awhile, we welcome your return. And of course, we're always looking for new attendees! The retreat is open but not limited to Manhattan College alumni. So feel free to invite your male friends, co-workers and family members.

Please complete and return the registration form to reserve your spot today, or call the retreat house directly at (718) 739-1229, you'll be glad you did!
Ed McEneney '59
ed@manhattancollegeretreat.com | (914) 962-2700
Retreat Team: Don Bane, John Michael Chan, Phil Colon, Dave Ellis, Damien Germino, Joe Gunn, Al Hansen, Jim Kennedy, Jim Kosch, Tim Mante, Mike McEneney, Frank McIntyre, Tom McKeon, David Price, Joe Quinn, Ed Riely, Don Settani
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JNEWS: Pankey, Ashton [MC2015] playing at Pro City with Big Apple Basketball



Pankey’s career taking off after slow start
By Patrick McCormack

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Life continues to get better for Ashton Pankey after a rough first year in his hometown.

His career did not go the way he wanted it to prior to the 2012-13 season, including losing his freshman season at Maryland to injury. Pankey transferred from Maryland to Manhattan College in 2012 to be closer his family, especially his mother, Persuasion Branch, who was ill.

“It was horrible,” the Bronx native said. “It was a tough year for me and my family. I transferred back home because my mom was sick. I wanted to be closer to home and family so they can watch me play.”

The 6-foot-10 forward was able to rebound after his off year and became a key member of the Jaspers by contributing to two MAAC Championships and berths into the NCAA tournament. His mother’s health has also improved.

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Pankey, Ashton [MC2015]

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JNEWS: Hammond, Annette [MC????] Gilbertsville-Mount Upton superintendent



Ex-G-MU principal to return as superintendent
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:11 pm | Updated: 6:49 am, Fri Aug 14, 2015.
By Mark Boshnack Staff Writer

2015 08Aug 14 Annette Hammond

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Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School will be be starting the school year with new leadership, from a familiar face.

The G-MU Board of Education recently chose Principal Annette Hammond as its superintendent effective Sept. 1, an official said.

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Her 24-year career in education started with teaching health at a school in Dutchess County. She was a teacher for seven years, and served in school administration for 17 years.

She attended Manhattan College for her bachelor’s in health education. She received her master’s in special education and a certificate of advanced studies in school district administration from SUNY New Paltz.

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Hammond, Annette [MC????]

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MOBIT: Stout, Angela Kathryn [MCxFaculty RIP] on 2015-Jul-21



Angela Kathryn Stout

Angela Kathryn Stout passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Passages Hospice and Sanctuary in New Orleans LA.

Daughter of Martha Roper Alexander and the late Conrad Dale Stout, a New Orleans attorney and later Federal Judge for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. Sister of Martha Moncure Stout and sister-in-law of Allen Tyler Bixby. Aunt of Gabriel Adolfo Bello. Longtime best friend of Nita Flores. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Kathy had a Ph.D. in Sociology and was a professor at various colleges and universities over the past 34 years. She was passionate about her teaching and most recently taught at Manhattan College in the Bronx in New York and at Southern University of New Orleans.

During her teaching career Kathy received many recognitions and awards. She also contributed to various publications in her field.

Her last days were spent in comfort at Passages Hospice, thanks to their loving and caring staff.

A private memorial service will be held for immediate family and close friends.

The online memorial page is: http://www.never-gone.com/memorials/?m=Lqjf3tvx6u0dEuDwSpTRag%3d%3d In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy's memory may be made to Passages Hospice and Sanctuary, 617 Dublin St., New Orleans, LA 70118.

Arrangements handled by NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS, 3801 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA. 504-464-3095

Funeral Home
Neptune Society - New Orleans
3801 Williams Blvd. Suite A
Kenner, LA 70065

Published in The Times-Picayune from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, 2015


Stout, Angela Kathryn [MCxFaculty RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nola/angela-kathryn-stout-condolences/175497709?cid=full

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GOOGLE+: Khan, Sultana [MC2007] Editorial Researcher at Gawker Media



Khan, Sultana [MC2007]
Attended Manhattan College


Editorial Researcher at Gawker Media
New York, New York   
Broadcast Media

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Littlest Jasper Luke


Good Morning All,

Our prayers are requested for our Littlest Jasper, Luke. Luke will be going in for surgery this Tuesday, August 18, 2015. It is surgery that is required on Luke from time to time and the Doctors are confident that the plate being put into his hip will be fine. We want to make sure that this is the case so please raise the volume as we pray that all goes well with no complications for this little fighter. Luke is expected to be in Hospital for three or so days if all goes as expected. Please keep his parents, Heidi and Peter and his Grandparents Anne and George in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: The politics of “climate change”



What’s The Carbon Footprint of The PopeMobile?
By Eric Peters
Eric Peters Autos
August 1, 2015

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Because “global warming.”

Er… make that “climate change.”

The new – more general – term for the allegedly human-caused alteration of the planet’s weather. “Global warming” had to go because global cooling was also inconveniently happening.

This was becoming globally embarrassing.

“Climate change” is much better, because it always fits. The climate is constantly changing. And would do so (and has done so) regardless of the presence of man on this Earth. But why not just blame man for it?

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The fact that this re-branding was necessary says more about the politics of “climate change” than its scientific validity. Despite the near-unanimity of media Tele-Prompter readers and politicians, experts in the field (as opposed to “environmentalists,” a non-degreed title anyone can claim) are far less certain about the assertion that recent changes are abnormal, much less the result of human activity – and so reluctant to endorse the imposition of extreme (and expensive) government regulations and taxes on billions of humans that will impoverish them but not the elites (including the Pope) whose super-sized carbon footprints will continue to tromp the Earth.

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Pope Francis seems to be a nice man – but he is no more a scientific expert than Al Gore.

And while both the Pope and Al Gore have bought-in to “climate change,” neither of them have stopped shopping. Or traveling. Both of which – according to their own public scoldings – are environmental no-no’s that ought to be discouraged.

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I remember in the 70’s we were all going to freeze.

Now we’re all going to bake.

And, no matter WHAT the problem, the answer is more Gooferment!

Sorry, but “experts” should prove their point by “walking the walk”.

Mother Teresa, Ron Paul, JFK, Ronald Regan — for all their flaws — were worth listening too.

Today’s pundits are just getting rich.


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