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POSITRACTION: Man, 70, drowns saving two


Man, 70, drowns saving two boys in rip current
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sunday, April 26, 2009

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POMPANO BEACH — A 70-year-old man drowned in the ocean Saturday while rescuing two young boys who got caught in a rip current and rough surf off Pompano Beach, officials said.

Charles Schulze carried the two boys, ages 9 and 12, almost to shore in the 1200 block of South Ocean Boulevard.

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[JR: Greater love hath no man … …]

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ENDNOTE: Lotto winnings after 4 years


Unemployed woman gets lotto winnings after 4 years
Apr 17, 3:29 PM (ET)

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NEWPORT, Maine (AP) – An unemployed woman who won $1 million in a Maine State Lottery game has collected her winnings – four years after she bought the scratch ticket in a store that’s since burned down. Brenda Ripton told the Central Maine Morning Sentinel that she had received her $700,000 check from the lottery on Thursday.

Ripton had just learned two days earlier that she won the million-dollar prize in the Texas Hold ‘em game. The government took the rest of her winnings for taxes.

Ripton said both she and her husband are out of work. Her winnings came in a second-chance lottery in which non-winners fill out the back of the ticket.

It took this long to declare winners because the state had to sell all of its Texas Hold ‘em tickets first.

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[JR: There are TWO points that make me rant. #1 — “the state had to sell all its tickets” — even though though the prize had been one. #2 — FOUR YEARS! Argh!! The gooferment.]

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Woman finds $357,959 cashiers check and returns it
By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer

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LOS ANGELES — As she walked from a post office, Talon Curtis thought she’d found one of those gimmicky sweepstakes offers on the ground that scream something like “$357,959.55” in big bold letters and “This is not a real check” in much smaller type. But just as she was about to do her part for a cleaner planet and deliver the paper from the parking lot to a trash can, she noticed it was a real cashier’s check with a real signature.

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There are honest people in the world. She didn’t take a reward of anything. About the only thing that would make it better would be if it was cash.

May all my challenges be little one.

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 11 – 2009 March 15

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



   * POSITRACTION: Teens save boys in an icy lake

   * JObit: Cunningham, Bruce T. [MC1954]

   * JEmail: ManhattanCSMLink is MC’s on-line job posting system

   * QUADRANGLE: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

   * JEmail: McEneney, Edward J. (MC1959) cited for “EARN”

   * JEmail: Toner, Michael (MC1972) thinks sticks could be useful in my world.

   * JBlogger: Callender, Gina (2000) on a panel

   * ADMINISTRIVIA: A Jasper needs clout NYP-Cornell Medical Center

   * JFound: Webb, Joe (MC1978) director WhatTheyThink’s Economics RC

   * JNews: Nacinovich, Mario [MC1994] QD Healthcare Group VP

   * JOY: Kolakowski, Mary [MC????] Pietrangelo, Chris [MC????] engaged

   * MFOUND: Jim Couch Foundation Workout

   * JNews: Mollo, Charles R. [MC1972] founder of iGo, Inc. displeaseD

   * JObit: Hanson, Charles J. [MC1953]

   * JFound: guaranteed bag piper playing

   * JUpdate: Schreck, Bruno R. (MC1968) Aerial Aesthetics website

   * JUpdate: Moran, Tom [MC????] play for the Amsterdam Mohawks

   * MNews: Publio L. Fajardo Bronx Bethany associate pastor

   * JHQ: MC hosts film fight against modern-day slavery

   * JHQ: MC Hosts 28th Annual Engineering Awareness Program

   * MNews: Jaspers “tarred”; deserved or not?

   * JFound: “Ka?”, Melissa [MC????] may be “ours”?

   * Comment on JUpdate: Bryk, William (MC1977) has Brooklyn Law Office

   * Comment on JNews: Nacinovich, Mario [MC1994] QD Healthcare Group VP

   * ENDNOTE: Eight years between inspections?

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ADMINISTRIVIA: A Jasper needs some clout with NYP-Cornell Medical Center

FROM Caitlin Caring Bridge site

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Apparently, getting the pediatric GI specialist at NYP-Cornell Medical Center to review her case sooner rather than later is easier said than done. I also placed a call to Caitlin’s pediatrician to fill them in and they are looking into pediatric GI doctors as well. Anyone got a pull at NYP??

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If any of the readers has some “pull” there, a fellow Jasper would appreciate some help.

It might prevent some adverse consequences for this little girl.

Email or call me and I’ll get you in touch.


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QUADRANGLE: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Quadrangle Email Edition
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Riverdale Weather: HI 32 / LO 14 Mostly Sunny
O'Donnell the New President

O’Donnell the New President

Dr. Brennan O’Donnell, current Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, will be MC’s 19th president as announced in a Feb. 17th press release. “I’m honored and humbled by the faith that the Manhattan community has placed in me to lead this great College in fulfilling its mission,” O’Donnell said in the press release.

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In This Issue:

Down Arrow News | Down Arrow Op Ed | Down Arrow Features | Down Arrow Arts & Entertainment | Down Arrow Sports |


article icon Ben Kiernan Speaks on Cambodian Genocide

When people attend a Cambodian Genocide symposium, most are expecting to hear story of heart-wrenching despair about the victims. However, at his lecture “Genocide in World History” on Feb. 24th Ben Kiernan introduced about 35 students to another side of genocide – the side of the leaders and their consequences. Full Story


article icon 25 Things: Relax, It’s Just a Goof

I had one new notification. Rachel Swartz had tagged me in a note. This note was not just like any other note on Facebook, this was the note: the 25 Things note. For several weeks now, “25 Things” has spread to every Facebook user on the planet. It became the social network’s version of the plague. Full Story


article icon Is There Really ‘No Place Like Home’?

“Hello, my job is to move people, and tonight, I am going to move you to a new family waiting for someone just like you. You have 30 minutes to pack this brown cardboard box with what you want to bring, but no people or pets can come.” It is early morning and this is a tall, very authoritative-looking stranger surprising you at your front door of your house. Full Story


article icon City Watch

How does a sunny, hot beach in Miami sound during a New York winter? One word: amazing. A relaxing getaway turned sour for the girls of The City in “The Past Catches Up.” Rather than leave the drama to deal with upon their return back to New York, the cast members seemed to have stowed it carry-on. Full Story


article icon Hickey and Gutenberger Dominate as Lady Jaspers Topple LeMoyne

The Lady Jaspers lacrosse team came out with a huge win over the LeMoyne Dolphins this past Sunday at Gaelic Field. This marked the first time in four years that MC defeated LeMoyne. Junior Caralyn Hickey led the squad with an astonishing five goals. Freshman Chrissy Gutenberger posted four goals, two of which came in overtime, including the game winner with only 31 seconds remaining.Full Story

POSITRACTION: Teens save boys in an icy lake


Teens save boys who went after backpacks on icy lake
By Tillie Fong, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Published January 30, 2009 at 3:56 p.m.
Updated January 31, 2009 at 12:03 a.m.

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Two boys trying to retrieve backpacks that had been thrown onto a frozen lake in west Denver fell through the ice and were rescued by a pair of teenagers Friday.

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Horseplay that could have had a tragic result?

I’d like my challenges to be small ones!

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