Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) still can read


In response to your rumination, wondering if anyone reads Jasper Jottings, please be assured that I read every issue “cover to cover.” It is part of my Sunday morning ritual. Thanks for your efforts in producing it each week. All the best.

Bill O’Connell, ’59

O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) 

[JR: Thanks. I appreciate the support. “If a tree falls in the forest, will a woman still tell a man he’s wrong?” Or something like that.]

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) on Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]


“He spent the remainder of his life living in the Bronx, until he died in 1998. There were testimonials for this great hero in Manhattan College, yet for some reason the rest of the world never quite recognized his gallant life.”

Jasper Jottings / John R.

The above quote is from the article by Filip Bondy regarding Junius Kellogg.

One of the tetimonials was created by Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity between the years of 1956 and 1959. The fraternity developed a major dance in honor of Junius Kellogg recogning the courage and integrity it took to break the points shaving scheme that was tarnishing the game of college basketball. Manhattan College has many heroes that graduated from our college. We should all be proud to stand with the memory of Junius Kellogg and what he did to make our College proud of what he did. I know that I am very proud to be part of Alpha Phi Delta, the fraternity that recognized our fellow alum, Junius Jellogg.

Deacon John Antenucci, BS ’59
Sarasota, FL

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Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

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JEMAIL: Stroud, James G. (MC1987) reports on Butz, John J. [MC1989 RIP]


Stroud, James G. (MC1987)

John Butz and a very good friend of mine died Feb 18, 2015. He was 47 years old and Manhattan College Grad. Class of 89 and was a EE.   He had pancreatic cancer.  He has 3 young children ages 4 and twins that are two years of age. A Memorial fund has been set up for their children’s education.
College fund for the Butz Children, c/o Bright Start College Savings Program, 20860 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 370, Phoenix, AZ 85050

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[JR:  Thanks, James. I was stunned by that yesterday too. I worked with him at Comcast and held him in highest regard. I’ve passed it along to other Jaspers at Comcast who knew him. Requiescat In Pacem.]

Butz, John J. [MC1989 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) incites a response


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If Catholics were libertarians, they could not ask the “government” to ban abortion or same sex marriage.

Ken Jablon ’62

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Nor would they have anything to do with “marriage licenses”, having Pledge of the Allegiance to the American flag1 in the Church or even have the flag there— especially not the fringed variety, or prayers for anything but peace.

Nor would they tolerate pro-abortion CINO politicians.

Nor, nor, nor … …


(Please don’t poke the little L libertarian in the Gooferment cage. He has very little power to make peace throughout the land.)

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1 For those who don’t understand the origin of the Pledge,

The “devotion” to the flag was created by a Nazi flag salesman. (See pictures of the original flag “salute” at

And, finally for the tin foil hat crowd, the “fringe” has meaning.

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots a snub Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]


Dear John,

Today’s NY Daily News (2/16/15) carries a column by Filip Bondy who laments the failure of the NBA and the Basketball Hall of Fame for not inducting my Classmate, the late Junius Kellogg,’53 into the Hall of Fame.



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NBA, Hall of Fame drop ball by forgetting NYC legend Junius Kellogg during All-Star Weekend
Kellogg’s name was not mentioned even once over this long weekend. On Saturday, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced that George Raveling, Nike’s Global Basketball Marketing Director, had been inducted this year in the Contributor category. That isn’t just a shame, it’s a condemnation of the Hall.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, February 15, 2015, 5:20 PM

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JEMAIL: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) points out the role of Gooferment



If Catholics were libertarians, they could not ask the “government” to ban abortion or same sex marriage.

Ken Jablon ’62

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[JR: I agree. To me the concept of a King, whether it’s Louis the Umpteenth or BHO44, is irrelavant to morality. I don’t ask the Gooferment’s permission to marry, die, or have children. By the same token, I don’t want the Gooferment confusing the situation. They should have no role in any of these decisions. By the same token, Churches should not seek 501c3 status. (I hope I am very consistent.) If you want to marry a same sex person, I’ll try convince you it’s “unproductive” aka immoral, but I won’t seek to use force against you. Similarly, kill your offspring? I think that is anathema. But I would kill you to percent you from killing your child. We need a lost less “asking Gooferment to force anything” imho.]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) corrects The Wkilpedia

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Ed.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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On 1/29/2015 4:38 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:
> Ed Murawinski
> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> Ed Murawinski
> Edmurawinski.JPG
> Murawinski working on a drawing for the New York Daily News.
> Born November 3, 1951 (age 63)
> Jersey City, New Jersey
> Occupation New York Daily News Cartoonist
> Spouse(s) Deborah Murawinski (m. 1977)
> Children Kevin Murawinski, Michael Murawinski, Matthew Murawinski
> Edward Murawinski (born November 3, 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American cartoonist. He is currently employed by the New York Daily News in New York City as a cartoonist and a member of the National Cartoonist Society. He attended Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts and has been employed by the Daily News since he was seventeen.

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