Tag Archives: MC1968

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


Good Morning All,

Yes, John had his surgery and is recuperating at home. Your prayers are appreciated and please keep them coming as his healing continues. From John, much appreciated. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
[JR: Yup, recuperating from “minor” surgery — minor for the surgeon maybe. But, I’m doing fine. Just went in with unrealistic expectations about “bouncing back”. Laugh! It’s probably due to my Wall Street time.]
Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Reinke, F. John (MC1968)


Good Morning All,
I ask for your prayers for John as he will be going in for surgery this week to remove a Colon Polyp too large to remove lapriscopically. In speaking with John he said he was O’K with my sharing his thoughts on the importance of Colonoscopies. John’s Maternal Grandmother died of Colon Cancer and his Mom had a near miss with her Polyp being in the same place as John’s. Consequently, John takes his Colonoscopies very seriously. As John says ” it stops a silent killer cold.” Please keep John in your prayers as we pray for complete success with the operation with no repercussions or ill effects. I will keep you posted after the surgery. Thank you John for sharing. Thank you all for your prayers. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
[JR: Thanks Phil and all. As you can guess, I came through with relatively little trouble. It only hurts when I laugh or bend. Colon cancer is that silent killer. It killed Katie Couric’s young husband. In my case, it’s genetic. One doc called me “a polyp farm” after taking out 15 two years ago. It’s sad because a very simple disgusting procedure called a colonoscopy can detect, harvest, and eliminate them before they become cancerous. And they all do eventually. Being the typical fat old white guy injineer, I do my colonoscopies without the anesthetic so I can kibitz. It’s watching a TV as the doc steers through a bunch of twisty tunnels that look like the inside of a worm. When he spots a polyp, the doc lassos it and strangles it. Sometimes he has to snip and burn. I find it fascinating. Or you can elect to wimp out and sleep through the whole thing. In my case, it was like a golf ball tucked in a deep rough so they had to get it with laparoscopicly. I tell this story so that you can do it too. It’s really no big deal. And it can save your life. Dona Nobis Pacem ]   
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COMMENT: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) is upset with the “Catholic Spring”


Is anyone else as upset about what Wikileaks is exposing?



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“We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up,” Podesta writes.

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Still think that Holy Mother Church and its institutions like Alma Mater are NOT under attack from within and without?

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COMMENT: Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968) thinks I am …


Author Stephen K. Trynosky
URL https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1255896778/
In Response To ENDNOTE: An old, white bigot disconnects from his alma mater
Submitted on 2016/09/03 at 10:33 pm

How totally insensitive of you JR.

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Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968)

[JR: Well, I am a fat old white guy injineer.  

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JNEWS: Walsh, William J. [MC1968] joins Clark Hill firm in DC



WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Clark Hill announced today that two prominent environmental law attorneys, Karen C. Bennett and William J. Walsh, have joined the firm’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group in its Washington, D.C. office.

“Clark Hill continues its success in landing both high profile environmental matters and top-flight practitioners.  This prestige has increased the attraction of being part of our growing team,” said Ken von Schaumburg, Chair of Clark Hill’s national Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group.  “Karen Bennett is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and respected strategists in the mining industry, with expertise in complex project development in the face of multi-front regulatory hurdles and public scrutiny,” he added.  “Chambers USA-ranked Bill Walsh joins the firm at a critical time in the history of chemical regulation – which affects every manufacturing and production sector.  Well-known for advising trade associations and industry clients on an array of environmental laws, Bill will focus on the newly amended Toxic Substance and Control Act (“TSCA”), and business risks related to regulations to be promulgated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  We are delighted to have Karen and Bill as part of our growing national environmental presence.”

“Clark Hill is a leader among Am Law 200 firms, with the expertise necessary to tackle today’s sophisticated environmental challenges on behalf of clients throughout the country,” said Charlie Spies, head of Clark Hill’s Washington D.C. office.  “Karen and Bill bring significant knowledge of the natural resource development, chemical, and manufacturing industries to the firm, expanding the capabilities of our already established national environmental practice as well as solidifying our environmental policy expertise here in D.C.,” he added. “Their extensive experience will greatly benefit our existing clients, and will set us apart from the competition at a time when the legal and regulatory world is undergoing fundamental changes.”

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Walsh principally focuses his practice in the areas of government policy advocacy, regulatory compliance and counseling, science policy issues, and environmental litigation.  He advises companies and industry trade associations on compliance with a wide range of environmental laws and assists in identifying and mitigating business risks associated with product safety and chemical ingredient regulations.
Walsh, who is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, served as the chief of the EPA’s Drinking Water and Wetlands Enforcement Branch before entering private practice. Walsh earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and B.S. from Manhattan College.

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Walsh, William J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Walsh, William J. [MC1968]

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JEMAIL: Kilroy, James (MC1968) has missed some issues


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Jim Kilroy <> wrote:

Hi John …. Have not received Jasper Jottings in several weeks? Are you still posting? THX  Jim

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[JR: Of course. I resubmitted his email to the MAILCHIMP service.]  

Kilroy, James (MC1968)

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JNEWS: Adams, Brandon [MC2010] found by Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)



N.Y. / Region
A Tiny Bronx Bakery Churns Out Carrot Cakes That Travel the World
By WINNIE HU  APRIL 8, 2016 

2016 04Apr 15 brandon

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Betty Campbell-Adams has never made it to China, Nigeria or the Philippines — but her carrot cakes have.

From her storefront bakery in the Bronx, the dense, moist cakes have boarded planes bound for far-flung parts of the world, lugged by faithful customers who swear by them and want their family and friends to do so as well. Every couple of weeks, Ms. Campbell-Adams, who has traveled as far as Greece, hears about another journey. There have been too many to count.

“I’m going to hang up a map and put a pin in everywhere that someone tells me they’re going with my cake,” Ms. Campbell-Adams, 60, said as the sweet scent of sugar, cinnamon and baking carrots wafted through the air. 

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Standing in front of the bakery the other day, Ms. Campbell-Adams said she still chokes up when she sees people lining up for her husband’s cake. His portrait hangs on the wall of the bakery. Ms. Campbell-Adams and their two children are carrying on what he started.

Lilka, 31, a marketing manager for a television station, helps run the bakery’s social media accounts. And

Brandon, 28, who grew up delivering cakes with his father, is now the general manager.
“It’s been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember,” he said. “I know he’s happy just looking down and seeing we’re all pitching in.”

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Adams, Brandon [MC2010]

Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)