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JNEWS: Garner, Richie [MC1972] talks about his basketball legacy



Mount Vernon has a unique connection to the NBA
Mike Dougherty, The Journal News 6:07 a.m. ET April 19, 2017

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Richie Garner of Mount Vernon, a high school basketball star who went on to play at Manhattan College and in the NBA, talks about his legacy. Mark Vergari/lohud

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Garner, Richie [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that Richie is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Garner, Richie [MC1972]

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JOBIT: Fitzgerald, Jim [MC1972] on 2017-04Apr-17



Jim Fitzgerald, longtime AP writer and editor, dies at 66
By The Associated Press April 17, 2017 8:21 pm

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Fitzgerald, a longtime Associated Press writer and editor who helped shape the news service’s coverage of stories from terror attacks to the evolving landscape of aging, died Monday. He was 66.

Fitzgerald, who worked for the AP for 45 years before retiring in December, had been fighting leukemia for more than a year and a half. He died at a New York hospital, said his wife, Ellen Nimmons, a manager at AP’s headquarters.

During decades of covering New York City’s northern suburbs and editing local and national stories, Fitzgerald was known for handling some of the top news of the day with a can-do demeanor, professionalism, fairness and a gentlemanly grace. His trademark answer to an everyday “How are you?”: “Never better.”

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Fitzgerald began working for the AP in part-time and temporary jobs as a Manhattan College student in 1971, then joined the news cooperative full time in New York in 1973, writing stories for radio and TV use. He moved on to what was then called the General Desk, editing stories for national and international distribution and helping supervise coverage of major news — and meeting Nimmons.

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Fitzgerald, Jim [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

           I believe that Jim is a member of the Class of 1972.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzgerald, Jim [MC1972]  

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

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


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ENDNOTE: The politically correct AP


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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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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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JFOUND: Eastment, Thomas (MC1972) Baker Botts LLP



Baker Botts LLP – Washington, DC
Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA 20004-2400

Represents producers, refiners and others in oil and gas pipeline matters before FERC, the California PUC, and state and federal appellate courts; represents oil and gas producers regarding royalty matters before the U.S. Interior Department and federal courts; represents project owners regarding FERC certificate and similar authorisations for pipeline and LNG export projects and regarding DOE gas export authorizations; and represents parties on oil and gas pipeline contract and interconnection matters.

Professional Memberships
District of Columbia Bar; New York Bar.

JD from the University of Michigan Law School, 1975; BChE from Manhattan College, 1972.

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Eastment, Thomas (MC1972)

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) asks about Carol King


I went to a wonderful performance – tribute to the music of Carol King last night with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and a trio of Broadway singers. In this week’s JJ item about the upocoming women’s e-zine, you made refernce to the women ignoring “one of the better “story tellers”, Carol King.”

Can you please explain the reference??

Thanks, as always, for your fine efforts as CIC!

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

[JR: Sure. The Quadrangle posted an article in which the phrase “shame women in storytelling or are ignored altogether” was used. As an old hippie folk singer / writer wanna be, I knew about her LONG BEFORE she was famous. And now the play has made her even more well known. Since “song writers” are “story tellers”, I thought I’d point out this contradiction. Guess I was too obtuse. Obviously, I don’t agree with the Q writer’s assertion — guess they have never follow Sharyl Attkisson either. Just me ranting. And thanks for the compliment.]

Toner, Mike (MC1972) 

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JFACEBOOK: Jablonski, Lou [MC1972] with more details on the Kidney Walk



When Peter Jablonski, son of Lou Jablonski , Business ’72, needed a kidney transplant, Peter’s aunt, Helen Jablonski, Business ’83 stepped up in true Jasper fashion and donated the gift of life to her nephew. The Jablonski family celebrates their good fortune by supporting the New York City Kidney Walk.
Here is our latest update:
Friends, Family, Colleagues,

First, I hope this finds you and your families well.
Second, THANK YOU.

This will be my last update before the New York City Kidney Walk. With only three days remaining before the Walk, I am pleased to report that we have raised nearly $30,000, to date. This is an incredible statement and one that the Jablonski Family does not take for granted. So many of you, ( in fact , several hundred of you ) have chosen to join us in our celebration of Peter’s good health and my sister Helen’s generosity and love. Transplants don’t happen without a donor.

My thanks to all of you for allowing me to spread the word and ask for your help. Through your generosity , we are among the top fund raising families in all of New York.

As always, we hope you consider joining us at the Walk on Sunday. If you can’t join us, then give us a thought on Sunday as we join with thousands of other who want to beat kidney disease.
Should you know of anyone who might want to join our ranks, please direct them to our team web page :

You are the best.

With best regards,

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Jablonski, Lou [MC1972]

Buhlnger, Helen Jablonski McLaughlin [MC1983]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) What, exactly, is the problem with providing bathrooms for transgendered people?


Toner, Mike (MC1972)

Last week’s endnote…
ENDNOTE: Massachusetts wants a parish fish fry to be considered “secular”?

What, exactly, is the problem with providing bathrooms for transgendered people? Not sure I understand the threat to our “religious freedom” – unless that “freedom” is interpreted to mean freedom to be mean-spirited and discriminatory…

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Let me see if I can itemize the problems I have with this Taxchusetts Gooferment diktat.

(1) Private property

(2) Interference with “religion”

(3) Public interest in “transgendered freedom”

(4) The proper role of religion in secular issues

(5) The overall over reach of the regulatory state

That should about do it.

I’m sure that the good people involved in the Church in question would approach every one with charity and provide such toilet facilities as they possibly could. When I had asthma and the bathrooms were downstairs, I was offered the use of the bathroom in the sacristy. I’m sure that discrete arrangements could be made. And would be. BUT, retrofitting a special bathroom would be fantastically expensive in most old structures. Gooferment Skrules have nurses’ offices with bathrooms that can be provided. 

So the diktat improperly infringes on private property, interferes with the free exercise of religion, and is a total overreach into the private social space.

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