COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) sees my tin foil hat

2017-Mar-27

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ENDNOTE: The politically correct AP
2017-Mar-25

MARYLAND CRUISES PAST WEST VIRGINIA 83-56 INTO SWEET 16
BY DAVID GINSBURG
AP SPORTS WRITER

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 The AP is so politically correct that they didn’t report in the headline that it’s the Womens’ NCAA.

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Argh!

Methinks you are seeing conspiracy theories where there are none… I think that the onus is on those interested in the outcomes to have an idea which schools are in which tournaments… They are both NCAA tourneys…

Thanks for all your efforts f.John… I hope there was beer buying all around…

mike toner
buffalo, ny
BEE ’72

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: Laugh! Not a REAL tin foil hat conspiracy; just incompetence. It’s odd to leave out NCAAW or NITW. ESPN does it, but not AP. I’d say they “have an agenda”.]  

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JUPDATE: McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2017-Mar-27

Obit: http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/John-Christopher-McCabe-104604698

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/104604698

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Dear John,

              I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1950.

                    May He Rest In Peace.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP]

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MNEWS: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) find old MSG history in news

2017-Mar-27

Dear John,

             The Sunday, March 26th NY Daily News, at page 86
has an article END ZONE -When the Garden Cheered Again.

        It is about 1958 when Manhattan beat Jerry West & # 1
West Virginia, under Captain Jack Powers at the ‘old’ Garden.

         A great piece. I have it if you need it.

                                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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[JR: NYDN is behind some kind of wall.]  

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MNEWS: Matt Centrowitz connection to Alma Mater

2017-Mar-26

http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT-o4pDog

Matt Centrowitz’s Memoir Gets Behind The Scenes With Olympics, Oregon, Pre
Mar 24, 2017
Johanna Gretschel

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The Matthew Centrowitz of popular imagination is not only the first U.S. man to win the 1500m Olympic gold since 1908 but also a super-human badass who gives us the theatrics we want from a great American sports hero. He won an NCAA title while making a throat-slit gesture at the camera. He’s probably flirted with your girlfriend on Twitter. He even got a fan to tattoo a likeness of his face on the fan’s shoulder. (It was actually the fan’s idea, and Centro told him he didn’t have to do it. But he did anyway. Still.)

To understand the story of the man, we have to take a step back and examine the story of his father, who was the first Matt Centrowitz to earn All-American honors at the University of Oregon, make two Olympic teams, and set the American record for 5K (OK, he’s still the only Centrowitz to do that). The elder Centrowitz–who says that at home, he’s “Matt” and his son is “Matthew”–recently published a book that every self-respecting track fan should read called “Like Father, Like Son: My Story on Running, Coaching and Parenting.” (It’s worth noting that the younger Centrowitz has the quote “Like father like son” tattooed across his chest.)

The memoir, co-written by Nathan Williams and Chris Kwiatkowski, who is Centro Jr.’s former teammate at Oregon and Centro Sr.’s assistant coach at American University, begins and ends with a personal account of watching Matthew race the Rio Olympic Games 1500m final. In between, it details his own atypical journey through life and running. And it was always meant to be that way; he says in an interview that you can watch below that this book is three years in the making and has been an idea in his head for the past 10 years. He just lucked out that his son’s Olympic final gave him a nice conclusion.

So, who is the man that produced America’s top middle distance talent?

Centrowitz was born and raised in the Bronx to an Irish mother and Jewish father in the tumultuous 1960s. His dad gambled. His parents split up, and a junior high-aged Centrowitz turned to the streets, where he spent his days drinking and smoking instead of sitting behind a desk in school. Eventually, his mother moved her kids out to Queens, where Centrowitz discovered the sport that would change his life.

He attended two different high schools, Andrew Jackson High and Power Memorial High, and gained two different mentors, coach Milt Blatt and Brother John Beilen. They helped Centrowitz not only find his gift but also tap into his desire to compete. He would set the still-standing New York state high school mile record of 4:02.7, matriculate at Manhattan College under the tutelage of Frank Gagliano and Fred Dwyer, and transfer to the University of Oregon, where he gained a lifelong friend and mentor in Bill Dellinger and encountered Steve Prefontaine, who had by then graduated from college but was still a rock star-like presence in Tracktown, USA.

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 Donald Costello commented on MNEWS: Matt Centrowitz connection to Alma Mater

    2017-Mar-26 http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT

Have no idea what this has to do with Jasper Jottings!

“He would set the still-standing New York state high school mile record of 4:02.7, matriculate at Manhattan College under the tutelage of Frank Gagliano and Fred Dwyer, and transfer to the University of Oregon …”

[JR: I thought this was an interesting connection.]  

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

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2017-Mar-26 http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT

 

Have no idea what this has to do with Jasper Jottings! 

 

POSITRACTION: Good Samaritan buys $749 plane ticket for desperate father

2017-Mar-26

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4305266/Woman-buys-desperate-father-plane-ticket-daughter.html

EXCLUSIVE: Heartwarming moment Good Samaritan steps in and buys $749 plane ticket for desperate father whose daughter, two, is told she’s too old to fly for free 
   

  • A father was left speechless when a stranger bought his daughter a plane ticket    
  • He was told at the check in counter that she was too old to fly for free   
  • The woman, Debbie Bolton, stepped up and paid for the girl’s $749 ticket   
  • Bolton wanted to remain anonymous, but after the story went viral online, friends commented revealing her identity   
  • Bolton is the co-Founder and Global Chief Sales officer at Norwex – a home cleaning product firm   
  • A woman who works for her, Susan Holt, said that she is an amazing woman who never would have intended for this story to go public 

By Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:55 EDT, 11 March 2017 | Updated: 09:12 EDT, 12 March 2017 

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Although Bolton hoped to stay anonymous and did not buy the ticket to receive attention, after the post was shared on Facebook a number of people left comments that revealed her identity.

Some of her personal friends and coworkers left comments that this is exactly the kind of thing that she would do, and that they are proud to know her. 

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While I’ve done a lot of anonymous stuff in my time, but nothing this big or on the spur of the moment like this. 

Very impressive.

And she tried to stay anonymous.

I have told you, everyone, and anyone the old Irish adage about “good works only count if done in secret”. Funny, I learned that from my maternal English Protestant grandmother who wanted to teach me about my maternal grandfather’s “heathen Irish culture that has a few good points”. ROFL!

I hope this kind soul get credit even though she was uncovered.

Nice to know there are these kind of people in the world.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: The politically correct AP

2017-Mar-25

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKW_NCAA_WEST_VIRGINIA_MARYLAND?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-03-19-17-37-31

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Mar 19, 5:37 PM EDT

MARYLAND CRUISES PAST WEST VIRGINIA 83-56 INTO SWEET 16
BY DAVID GINSBURG
AP SPORTS WRITER

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Imagine my surprise I knew that Maryland’s loss had given me the victory over my “old” friend in our “bracketology for a beer” bet. 

Could we both have missed an overtime or a do over. 

The AP is so politically correct that they didn’t report in the headline that it’s the Womens’ NCAA. 

Laugh!

They don’t seem to know how to write headlines to differentiate men and women as well as NCAA and NIT.

Argh!

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JNEWS: Halen, Alexander [MC2012] SEM Manager at Dow Jones

2017-Mar-25

FROM LINKEDIN

“Congratulate Alexander Halen, MS for starting a new position as SEM Manager at Dow Jones Previously SEM Manager at Mercury Media”

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahalen/

Halen, Alexander [MC2012] 
SEM Manager at Dow Jones
Hoboken, New Jersey  

I have my BS in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and minors in Psychology and Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College, Magna Cum Laude. I then enrolled at New Jersey Institute of Technology for an MS in Business and Information Systems with a specialization in Business Decision Making. Enjoying both worlds of business and computing, I was looking for a field that would marry the two seamlessly.

The search marketing/PPC industry allows me to be analytical and use data to make informed decisions while maintaining creativity.  

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