JASPER JOTTINGS Week 10  - 2017 Mar 05    

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2017/jj2017W99.html

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POSITRACTION: Some Christians Choose a Life Apart

2017-Feb-26

In Depth
The Saturday Essay
Wary of Modern Society, Some Christians Choose a Life Apart
Longing to lead more religious lives—and wary of the wider culture—a growing number of traditional Christians are creating their own small communities
By Ian Lovett | Photographs by Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal
Updated Feb. 17, 2017 11:42 a.m. ET

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When the first few monks arrived in Hulbert, Okla., in 1999, there wasn’t much around but tough soil, a creek and an old cabin where they slept as they began to build a Benedictine monastery in the Ozark

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[JR: Worth a read. Wish I could share a link but it’s behind the WSJ paywall. Worth a trip to the library. The essence is that even some Catholics are withdrawing from the secular society and clustering together. Not sure if this is the greatest idea, but I can well understand it. Perhaps, this may save Holy Mother Church in the USA. Reminds me of when I went to Catholic Schools and had the support of others.]

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JLINKEDIN: Pomeranz, David [MC????] COO at RiverSpring Health

2017-Feb-26

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-pomeranz-692578138


Pomeranz, David [MC????]
Chief Operating Officer at RiverSpring Health featuring the Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Greater New York City Area

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Dear John,

            I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for David.

                         Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Tuccille, Jerome [MC1959] on 2017-Feb-16

2017-Feb-26

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2017/02/25/jerome-tuccille-trump-biographer-and-libertarian-author/LKCP1TbYTQKx2WFkzc5O1H/story.html


Jerome Tuccille, 79, Trump biographer and libertarian author
By William Grimes New York Times February 26, 2017

Jerome Tuccille, who wrote one of the first manifestoes of the American libertarian movement and the first biography of President Trump, died Feb. 16 at his home in Severna Park, Md. He was 79.

As Mr. Tuccille told the tale in “It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand: A Libertarian Odyssey” (1971), he was a disaffected Roman Catholic looking for a new faith when he discovered the writings of Ayn Rand and her radically individualist philosophy, which she called objectivism. “For the moment I considered myself unique, a lone and courageous individual who had found the Holy Grail after years of floundering,” he wrote.

He never subscribed to the full objectivist program — Rand’s views on art and sex were too narrow for his taste — and he found most of the objectivist true believers humorless. But he embraced the political philosophy of minimal government and maximum personal freedom.

Mr. Tuccille became heavily involved with the radical libertarians who, breaking with the William F. Buckley Jr. conservatives over the military draft and foreign intervention, staged a walkout at the Young Americans for Freedom convention in 1969.

In “Radical Libertarianism: A Right Wing Alternative” (1970), he laid out a political program that envisioned an end to conscription, taxes, and government control over education, health services, transportation, and other areas. It also called for the legalization of drugs, prostitution, and pornography.

In an Op-Ed for The New York Times in 1971, Mr. Tuccille called on conservatives “who still care about such things as peace and justice and racial harmony” to vote for candidates “who really mean peace when they say peace; who understand and intend to promote the politics of decentralization, of pollution control, of economic and judicial reform, and so on all the way down the line.”

In 1974, two years after the founding of the Free Libertarian Party, Mr. Tuccille ran for governor of New York. He hoped to win the 50,000 votes that would give the party a permanent place on the ballot, a first step toward becoming the third major political party in the United States.

He fell short by about 20,000 votes, but not for lack of trying.

On the campaign trail he distributed “Tuccille bills” — fake dollar bills that, he assured voters, would soon be worth more than the real thing, given the country’s ruinous economic policies. He arranged for a woman in a beige body stocking to ride through Central Park like Lady Godiva, on a horse named Taxpayer.

Three years later, in an article for the conservative magazine National Review, he wrote the epitaph for libertarianism as a political movement. Although still committed to its ideals, he called it “hopelessly utopian” and “an intellectual exercise, not a serious political alternative.”

Jerome Joseph Tuccille, known as Jerry, was born May 30, 1937, in the Bronx and grew up in the Throgs Neck neighborhood. His father, Salvatore, was a cabdriver. His mother, the former Virginia Marano, was a homemaker.

After graduating from Fordham Preparatory School, a Roman Catholic institution, he enrolled in Manhattan College, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, which was run by the Christian Brothers. He earned a psychology degree in 1959 and then entered the Marine Corps.

Mr. Tuccille also described his encounters with libertarianism and his intellectual development in a sequel, “It Still Begins With Ayn Rand: Part Two of a Libertarian Odyssey” (1999), as well as the memoir “Heretic: Confessions of an Ex-Catholic Rebel” (2006).

Flat broke after running for governor, Mr. Tuccille put on the only suit he owned and walked into the offices of Merrill Lynch, presenting himself as a wealthy prospective client. When the manager agreed to see him, he begged for a job. Thus began his long career as a stockbroker. In the 1990s he became a financial writer for T. Rowe Price.

When not trading stocks, Mr. Tuccille wrote how-to books on investing and a series of biographies, beginning in 1985 with “Trump: The Saga of America’s Most Powerful Real Estate Baron.”

Denied access to his subject, members of Trump’s family, and most of his associates, Mr. Tuccille relied heavily on newspaper and magazine accounts to produce what Michael Sterne, writing in The New York Times Book Review, called “a gee-whizzer of a biography” that “points to a key to Trump’s career — his ability to turn political friendships, tax abatements, and government loans into opportunities for profit.”

After his Trump biography, he wrote “Rupert Murdoch” (1989), “Barry Diller: The Life and Times of a Media Mogul” (1998) and “Alan Shrugged: Alan Greenspan, the World’s Most Powerful Banker” (2002).

Politically, Mr. Tuccille remained what his son called “a borderline anarchist.” In “The Gospel According to Ayn Rand” (2007), a revised and updated version of “It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand,” Tuccille wrote: “The battle to sustain the Bill of Rights is more challenging now than ever; the fight for freedom is far from over. In many ways things have gotten worse over the decades. Government is grotesquely big, taxes are too high, civil liberties are getting crimped a bit tighter every day.”

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Tuccille, Jerome [MC1959]

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JFACEBOOK: O’Sullivan, Neil T. (MC1990) on Pub Tour

2017-Feb-26

2017 02Feb 26 Jaspers in Ireland

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O’Sullivan, Neil T. (MC1990)

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Dear John,

           I believe that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1970
and Neil MAY be a member of the Class of 1990.

                   Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Troy, Denis [MC1970]

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JUPDATE: Edwards, Lisa [MC2000] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2017-Feb-26

JNEWS: Edwards, Lisa [MC2000] "as as I’ve gotten older.”

2017-Feb-25

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/feb/23/colgate-womens-games-conclude-after-weeks-prelimin/

Colgate Women’s Games conclude after weeks of preliminaries
Vincent Davis | 2/23/2017, 12:06 p.m.

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There’s a beauty to track and field that’s not experienced in other sports. Their loyalty and dedication is simply to running, to their team and, without malice, to their sneaker company. Of course, politics seems to play a part in all we do, but once the race begins, that gun sounds, runners run. Their success is determined by speed—their speed, their times, the records that an athlete is able to set.

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There are many interesting stories, from Lauren Princz, 14 years old from Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., who won her first professional meet, 55 meters, and one of Colgate’s most prestigious awards, Most Promising Newcomer, to Lisa Edwards from the Bronx, who’s been competing for 33 years, finishing first in the 200 meters.

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Edwards, a Manhattan College graduate who works for the Board of Education, just returned from competing in Australia. She’s participated in Colgate for more than 25 years. She works out two to three hours daily.

“It’s hard work,” she stated, but she is inspired by watching the younger athletes participate. “Looking at their times pushes me,” she said.

Edwards also runs to stay in shape and to have fun. “Running is a great exercise for women,” she said. “It allows me to eat what I want, and not put on weight, because I’m always working out, though my metabolism has slowed down as I’ve gotten older.”

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Dear John,

             I believe that Lisa is a member of the Class of 2000.

                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Edwards, Lisa [MC2000]

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JHQ: Peace Week 2017

2017-Feb-26

Manhattan College
Page Liked 27 mins   Peace Week 2017 kicked off tonight at Mass as we prayed for our brothers & sisters at home and around the world! #MCpeaceweek

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JLINKEDIN: Wiseman, Darren [MC2008] Marketing & Sales Alfred, Maine

2017-Feb-27

https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-wiseman-855282138

Wiseman, Darren [MC2008]
Marketing & Sales
Alfred, Maine
Media Production

Summary

I have been a real estate sales person for 12 years in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley of New York State and was also Licensed for many of those years in Pennsylvania. Prior to that I spent 20 years working in the Film & Television industry as a production assistant, location scout, location manager and segment producer. It is hard to explain to anyone who is not in the film business what it is exactly that a location manager does. It was an exciting, often exhausting but always rewarding career. After 9/11 occurred in our neighborhood in Manhattan I started to split my time between NYC and the bucolic countryside. I eventually moved to that area full time. I worked in Real Estate sales and had many wonderful experiences working with buyers , sellers, other realtors and people throughout the community. I have just moved to Maine and am looking for a new and interesting profession to devote my time to.

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JNEWS: Driscoll, Thomas M. [MC1975] BoD Christ the King Retreat

2017-Feb-27

http://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2017/02/company_news_christ_the_king_retreat_announces_new_board_members.html

Company news: Christ the King Retreat announces new board members
syracuse.com | The Post-Standard By syracuse.com | The Post-Standard
on February 27, 2017 at 10:20 AM, updated February 27, 2017 at 10:26 AM

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Christ the King Retreat House announces new members to its board of directors. They are:

Thomas M. Driscoll, a retired business executive in the packaging industry. He currently serves as a mentor at Le Moyne College's Madden School of Business. Driscoll serves as a lector at St. James Roman Catholic Church. He holds a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

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Driscoll, Thomas M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1975.

                          Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Driscoll, Thomas M. [MC1975]

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JFOUND: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) facilitates a "pen pal mail art project"

2017-Feb-27

2017 02Feb 27 art project

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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

2017-Feb-28

Good Evening All,

 
From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Bill Daly, a colleague of Mike's. We pray that Bill's Doctors are able to successfully treat Bill's malignant tumor. We pray for a complete recovery free of complication. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
 
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JNEWS: McCarron, Debra [MC????] Asst Treas Lakeland Bank

2017-Feb-28

http://www.njherald.com/20170226/people-in-business-feb-26#

People in Business, Feb. 26
Posted: Feb. 26, 2017 12:01 am

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Lakeland Bank announces its first branch in New York State will be located in Highland Mills, N.Y., and the bank has hired Heather Foley as vice president, branch manager, and Debra McCarron as assistant treasurer, branch operations manager.

"We look forward to opening our first branch in New York and welcome Heather and Debra to the Lakeland family," said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. "As a community bank, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and are excited to introduce a branch designed to ensure our visitors have an enjoyable, personal and informative experience with us."

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McCarron joins Lakeland with more than 30 years of banking experience, and was most recently assistant vice president, client service manager with Sterling National Bank in Monroe. Prior to that, she spent 20 years with Apple Bank for Savings in New York City. McCarron has an associate degree in business from Manhattan College. The Branch is located at 556 State Route 32 in Highland Mills and is scheduled to open in the spring.

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McCarron, Debra [MC????]

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Dear John,

                  I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Debra.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Zita, Diana [MC1993] interim CEO Hamilton YMCA

2017-Feb-28

http://mercerspace.com/2017/02/28/hamilton-ymca-names-zita-interim-ceo/

2017 02Feb 28 Zita YMCA

Hamilton YMCA names Zita interim CEO
By Joe Emanski - February 28, 20173

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The Hamilton Area YMCA Board of Directors has announced Hamilton native Diana Zita will be the company’s new interim chief executive officer.

David Kisselback, who had served as the chief executive for nearly two years, left the post last month. Mercer County Freeholder John Cimino, the YMCA board chair, wished Kisselback well in a statement, and said Zita brings with her a strong financial background, a love for her community and a commitment to the YMCA’s work.

Zita is a Hamiltonian, born and raised. She grew up on Kuser Road, where her parents, Maria and Ersilio, still live. A graduate of McCorristin High School, Zita went on to study accounting at Manhattan College and later, to pass the CPA exam.

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Zita, Diana [MC????]

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Dear John,

        I believe that Diana is a member of the Class of 1993.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zita, Diana [MC1993]

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JLINKEDIN: Skowronek, Michael [MC2008] PM Cornerstone Environmental

2017-Feb-26

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-skowronek-p-e-112b05139

Skowronek, Michael [MC2008]
Project Manager at Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC
Middletown, New York
Environmental Services

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JNEWS: Meagher, Chris [MC1999] MCHA Board of Trustee

2017-Feb-28

http://www.gmnews.com/2017/02/22/mcha-holds-118th-annual-meeting-elects-four-new-board-members/

MCHA holds 118th annual meeting, elects four new board members
February 22, 2017 123
By JESSICA HARDINGvStaff Writer

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RED BANK — The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHS) held its 118th annual meeting where four new Board of Trustees members were elected.

The four new members who will join the MCHA Board of Trustees are Vera Vaughan Hough, Sandy Jones, Chris Meagher and Sean Moran.

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Meagher is a Middletown native, but currently resides with his family in Rumson. He is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and Manhattan College. Meagher currently works as director of Equity Sales at the New York Office of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

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Meagher, Chris [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that Chris is a member of the Class of 1999.

                              Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Meagher, Chris [MC1999]

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JOBIT: Bilyeu, Donald P. [MC1954 RIP] on 2017-Feb-27

2017-Mar-01

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/berkshire/obituary.aspx?n=Donald-P-Bilyeu&pid=184284168

Donald P. Bilyeu
1932 - 2017
Obituary

Donald Paul Bilyeu of Lenox, MA passed away on February 27, 2017 from complications of Parkinson's disease.

Born on November 27, 1932 in the Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Bilyeu. He attended elementary through high school at St. Nicholas of Tolentine and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1954.

He was employed by GE Ordnance in Pittsfield and participated in the Polaris through Trident missile defense programs, retiring in 1992. He also served as Lenox Town Warden and as gate attendant at Tanglewood for many years. He enjoyed movies, classical music, opera, computer animation, water color painting and gardening. He and his wife, Barbara, met by chance in a cable car in Zermatt, Switzerland in 1962 and were married September 5, 1964 in Bloomfield, CT at Sacred Heart Church.

In the 1970's and early 1980's he was a member of the Vineyard Community at the former Cranwell School and participated in William Gibson's plays, "The Body and the Wheel" and "The Butterfinger's Angel". He was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Lenox.

Besides his wife Barbara, he is survived by his children, Elizabeth (Beth) Twohy and her husband, Peter, of Cockeysville, MD, David Bilyeu and his wife, Catherine, of Lakewood, CO, and Scott Bilyeu, also of Lakewood; grandchildren Kyra and Conor Twohy, Devon and Taryn Bilyeu, and Cameron Bilyeu. He was predeceased by his sister, June Moylan.

The family thanks HospiceCare of the Berkshires and Ren e Carl for their support and care of Don.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Ann Church at 11 AM, concelebrated by Rev. Gerald Finnegan SJ and Monsignor John Bonzagni. There will be no calling hours. All attending the funeral Mass are invited to a reception immediately following at St. Ann Family Center. Burial in St. Ann cemetery will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to HospiceCare in The Berkshires at 877 South St #1w, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

To share memories and stories please visit rochefuneralhome.com

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 1, 2017

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Bilyeu, Donald P. [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Biggar, Barry P. [MC1974] Managing Partner at Polsinelli

2017-Mar-01

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/polsinellis-york-office-adds-two-145526163.html

Polsinelli's New York Office Adds Two Veteran Finance Lawyers
Marketwired March 1, 2017

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 1, 2017) - Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm with offices in 20 cities across the U.S., announced today two highly-experienced finance attorneys joined its New York office.

Barry P. Biggar and Stephen A. Rutenberg have joined the firm's national Capital Markets and Commercial Lending group. The new additions are the latest in a significant growth period for the New York office as Polsinelli continues to add strong talent to its roster, most notably in real estate, financial services and intellectual property.

Biggar joins Polsinelli from Pillsbury Winthrop. For more than 25 years he has represented financial institutions in complex structured debt and tax advantaged financings in both the U.S. domestic and cross-border markets, including extensive experience in the aviation, rail, maritime and manufacturing sectors, as well as nuclear fuel resources.

Biggar has represented creditors in the United Air Lines and Northwest Airlines bankruptcy cases. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, and his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Manhattan College. Biggar is included in Euromoney's "Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers" as one of the premier practitioners in North America.

"We are very lucky to have attracted Barry, a true dean of the equipment and aviation finance bar," said Dan Flanigan, Chair of the firm's Financial Services Department and Managing Partner of the New York office.

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Biggar and Rutenberg join the New York office amidst a noteworthy growth period, particularly in the Real Estate and Financial Services and Intellectual Property Departments. Recent additions to the Intellectual Property Department include cybersecurity lawyer Jarno Vanto and patent prosecution attorney Pete Thurlow.

About Polsinelli:

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.

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Biggar, Barry P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Barry is a member of the Class of 1974.

                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Biggar, Barry P. [MC1974]

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JLINKEDIN: Salanitro, Benny [MC1986] Civil Engineer VOS

2017-Mar-01

https://www.linkedin.com/in/benny-salanitro-9b1295138

Salanitro, Benny [MC1986]
Civil Engineer VOS
Mamaroneck, New York
Civil Engineering

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JLINKEDIN: Gutschmidt, Jennifer [MC????] Financial Services at Flash Enterprises

2017-Mar-02

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-gutschmidt-15a2a8138

Gutschmidt, Jennifer [MC????]
Financial Services at Flash Enterprises/PRI Investments
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Financial Services

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Dear John,

           I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Jennifer.

                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Regan, Raymond W. Sr. [MC1965 RIP] on 2017-Feb-28

2017-Mar-03

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/centredaily/obituary.aspx?n=Raymond-W-Regan&pid=184302879

Raymond W. Regan Sr.
August 30, 1943 February 28, 2017

Raymond W. Regan, Sr., 73, of Boalsburg, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in Juniper Village of Brookline, in State College.

Born August 30, 1943, in Richmond Hill, N.Y., he was the son of the late Capt. Raymond L. and Marion Wesley Regan. As the son of an Army officer in World War II, Ray did not meet his father until the end of the war in 1945. While his father served in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany, and Belgium, Ray thrived at home with his mother and grandparents caring for him. Upon returning from the war, Capt. Regan's first task as a new father was to take his long, curly, blonde-haired son to the barber for his first haircut.

In Rosedale, N.Y. at St. Clare's Catholic Church on July 6, 1968, he married Mary Elizabeth Mignogna, who survives. His greatest joy are his nine incredibly funny children, Raymond W. Regan, Jr. and his wife, Sara, of Pleasant Gap; Daniel J. Regan and his wife, Lisa, of Houston, Texas; Michael A. Regan and his wife, Zuzana, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Rose Marie Ward and her husband, John, of Oxford, Ohio; Bernadette Marie Regan, of Joshua Tree, Calif.; John Paul Regan and his wife, Rebekah, of Pittsburgh; Robert J. Regan, of State College; and Elizabeth A. Pecknold and her husband, Ryan, of Nederland, Colo. Ray leaves his seven awesome siblings, Ronald Regan and his wife, Eileen, of Mountainville, N.Y.; Roger and his wife, Elizabeth, of Garden City, N.Y.; Richard Regan and his wife, Linda Celauro, of Hackensack, N.J.; Marina Sullivan and her husband, Kevin, of Boscawen, N.H.; Michelle Meneses and her husband, Larry, of Hauppauge, N.Y.; Melinda Alford and her husband, John, of Garden City, N.Y.; and Martine Caselli and her husband, Ron, of Stoneybrook, N.Y. The sparkle of his day are his 11 grandchildren, Morgan, Andrew, Bethany, Mathias, Lindsey, Anna, Sophie, Samko, Elijah, Joshua, and Nehemiah Ward. His parents preceded him in death. In addition, his son, Thomas A. Regan, on August 11, 1987; and an infant sister, Christine Regan in 1951, preceded him in death.

Ray attended the Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Grammar School and graduated from The Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y., class of 1961. He received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1965, and a master's degree in Sanitary and Civil Engineering in 1966, both from Manhattan College. In 1972, Ray received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas. At Manhattan College, Ray worked with John S. Jeris Sc.D. researching activated algae as the Project Engineer overseeing the Civil Engineering laboratory. At the University of Kansas, Ray studied under Ross E. Mc Kinney Ph.D. through a US Public Health Grant. His emphasis was the biodegradation of waste water. He also spent ten weeks during the summer of 1982, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oakridge Tenn. Moreover, Ray was a Fulbright Scholar who traveled to Portugal and South Korea to provide guidance on foundries and waste water management.

Ray enjoyed his work with the Foundries of Eastern Penn doing sand reclamation, land fills throughout the Pennsylvania area, the US Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, and the US Navy researching ground reclamation of Jet Plane fuel discharge prior to landing. He worked with Penn State University setting up digesters for the cow manure. They were able to use the methane gas, a byproduct of the cow waste, and work with local farmers recycling turkey waste to produce methane as an alternate source of energy. He retired from Penn State University in 2009, after 37 years of service as a full Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. During his tenure at the university, he had over 150 peer-reviewed publications and millions of dollars of grants and contracts. He enjoyed his time in the classroom and the connections he had with his graduate students.

Ray was a faithful Catholic. He taught high school religious education for more than twelve years and was active in other Our Lady of Victory Catholic church activities. He cherished his faith and the responsibility being a Catholic brought to him. His friends and family knew him as a quiet, sincere, and loving man. Ray's first love was his wife Mary Beth and their nine wacky children. He rarely took work home. He preferred to spend the evening being with the children, reading them stories, playing games, and singing them to sleep with silly songs. The children enjoyed being the star of each evening story. He coached little league baseball. He may have had losing seasons, but his team always had a good time.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Memorial Mass will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, with the Reverend Neil Dadey officiating. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, 800 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801 to the Raymond W. Regan scholarship, or to Father Ralph Mensa, Holy Name of Mary Academy, Beyin, Ghana, through Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome. com or visit us on Facebook. Koch Funeral Home - State College 2401 S. Atherton Street State College, PA 16801 (814) 237-2712

Published in Centre Daily Times on Mar. 2, 2017

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Regan, Raymond W. Sr. [MC1965 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/centredaily/raymond-w-regan-condolences/184302879?cid=full

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MNEWS: Reporting live from TU gym on the MBB game; we wuz robbed!

2017-Mar-03

Here’s what I posted to Facebook.

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FJohn Reinke feeling crazy at Times Union Center.

14 hrs Albany, NY
Argh. What a comeback.

FJohn Reinke feeling pissed off.

15 hrs Rensselaer, NY
Ryder 69 Jasper's 68

FJohn Reinke

15 hrs Rensselaer, NY
Confusion reigns. Close play at the end!

FJohn Reinke at Times Union Center.

16 hrs Albany, NY
Only down 5 at the half. Not bad considering the size difference.

FJohn Reinke at Times Union Center.

17 hrs Albany, NY
The Jasper game is going to start more than an hour late due to the prior games.

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[JR: Here’s the official story!] 

http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=211513202&DB_OEM_ID=12500

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[JR: Here is what is left out. The scoreboard was wrong after the last Ryder three it had Jaspers 71-Ryder 68. So naturally, it was chaos. After time expired and the scoreboard was changed several times. The Jasper bench thought the had it it even without the last lay up. Some one on the bench should have know the score. I thought the wrong score swung the game — why take a meaningless layup when it could have been an easy three point attempt. The clock would not have been a factor. Argh! Fog of war. But I hated to see a great comeback effort by the entire team, taken away from them by inept scoreboard operator. The refs weren’t that great either. There was a tremendous disparity in number of fouls called and travels ignored. They say it all evens out and I thought Ryder had the bigger team, but it was within reach. Argh!] 

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JNEWS: Haering, Paul E. [MC1986] SVP E&SO at Central Hudson G&E

2017-Mar-03

http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2017/03/03/haering-appointed-senior-position-central-hudson/

Haering Appointed to Senior Position at Central Hudson
March 3, 2017
Kathy Welsh

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Paul E. Haering has been appointed Senior Vice President of Engineering and System Operations for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

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Haering will continue executive responsibility for electric and natural gas engineering functions including system planning and design, substation and hydroelectric plant operations, project management and System Operations, and will maintain oversight of the energy company’s annual capital budget of approximately $200 million.

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Haering joined the Company as a Junior Engineer in Substation Design in 1986. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College; earned a master’s degree, also in Electrical Engineering, from Polytechnic University; is a graduate of the GE Power System Engineering Program; and earned an Executive MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Haering’s career within Central Hudson included service in Operations Services, Electric System Protection, Distribution Engineering and Electric Transmission and Distribution Engineering.

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Haering, Paul E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

                 I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1986.

                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Haering, Paul E. [MC1986]

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JLINKEDIN: O’Reilly, Bernadette [MC1982] Mg Dir at BNY Mellon

2017-Mar-03

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernadette-o-reilly-34655a138

O’Reilly, Bernadette [MC1982]
Managing Director at BNY Mellon
Harrington Park, New Jersey
Financial Services

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JHQ: Jasper MBB to play In Northern Ireland Next Year

2017-Mar-04

http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=211510046&DB_OEM_ID=12500

Manhattan To Play In Northern Ireland Next Year
Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic DepartmentRelease: 03/03/2017

[JR: Crazy as it sounds; I’m seriously thinking about it. Laugh!]

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ENDNOTE: SNAP funded by contingency-fee attorneys?

2017-Mar-04

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2017/02/11/bozell-graham-column-tables-transparency-turn-litigious-left

Bozell & Graham Column: Tables of Transparency Turn on the Litigious Left
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 11, 2017 | 7:59 AM EST

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But CNN and the other television networks haven’t touched the amazing story of the shoe going on the other foot in the last few weeks. Suddenly, SNAP is falling apart after a lawsuit alleging they were funded largely by kickbacks for contingency-fee attorneys extracting billions of dollars in settlements.

On January 17, former SNAP development director Gretchen Rachel Hammond filed a lawsuit claiming to have been fired after discovering “SNAP does not focus on protecting or helping survivors – it exploits them....Attorneys and SNAP base their strategy not on the best interests of the survivor, but on what will generate the most publicity and fundraising opportunities for SNAP."

The lawsuit claimed the group receives “substantial contributions” from attorneys sometimes totaling more than 40 or 50 percent of its annual income. An unnamed Minnesota attorney who represents clergy abuse survivors (local news reports suggested Jeff Anderson) reportedly donated several six-figure annual sums, including over $415,000 in 2008. Anderson admitted he gave to SNAP, but denied it was a quid pro quo arrangement.

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While as disgusting as the “clergy abuse” is, I find it interesting that this hasn’t gotten any publicity at all.

Perhaps, it’s overblown or not all it seems to be.

Now even one case is ONE too many.

But perhaps, some truth in reporting might be needed.

Maybe someday we’ll find out the truth. Till then, you really can’t believe anything the press reports.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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