Friday 06 April 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,055 subscribers.

Don't forget:

Wednesday 4/11 Accepted Students Day
    (Pete Sweeney c/o Ben Benson 718-862-7431)

Sunday 4/15 US Income Tax filing deadline
    (Contact your federal representative to complain)

Wednesday 4/18 Lunch Stuart FL
    (Bill Mathias 561-287-0022).

Saturday 4/28
Manhattan College Games for Individuals with Disabilities
    (Sheilah Urrutia 718-862-7215

Monday 5/7 [Hold the date] Jasper Open Summit, New Jersey
    (Ben Benson, 718-862-7431)

Thursday 5/10 Fifth Annual Jaspers in Law Enforcement meeting
from 6 to 8Pm,at One Chase Plaza,Executive dinning room 60th floor
    (Bob Van Etten, 212-435-6400)

Weekend Reunion Friday - Sunday 6/1-3 @ the College
    Classes of 36,41,46,51,56,61,66,71,76,81,86,91,96
    (contact Grace Feeney at

Monday 6/18
33rd Mid-Atlantic Industrial & Hazardous Waste Conference
    (Dr. Nada Assaf-Anid

Saturday 7/21 (thru 7/30) Alumni Safari to Kenya
    (Maria Khury-Anton '77, 718-543-500

Monday 7/30 (thru 8/3) 19th Annual AP Workshops
(Dr. Pamela Kerrigan 718-862-7209

ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

It was with interest that I read about Cardinal Eagan giving three elementary schools four weeks to increase enrollment and income or face closure. I was saddened. In an education environment, where children go uneducated, because of the state's headlock on the education process, we all are deprived. The state by denying choice to the parents and stealing form our society the resources to do a better job. Remember they take our tax money and provide free education! Good thing they don't do that with hamburgers. Imagine free hamburgers; I don't have to go through the litany of what would be wrong with that, do I? So why do we permit the state to be involved the same way with children? Perhaps, so we have a future generation of voters so dumb that they are dependent upon big government to solve every problem. Nah, that's cynical. Or is it?

Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

"Collector-in-chief" John



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1963 BA

Bradley Sr., William (Bill) P.


1963 BE

Apoldo, Lou


1966 BA

Van Etten, Robert


1969 BA

Coleman III, Thomas F.


1972 BS

Ferrara, Richard


1978 BA

Farrell, Matthew T.


1985 BA

Barry, Marty


1989 BA

Favata, Maria


1993 BA

Anderson, Michele Barile


1993 BS

Dialto, Jennifer



Draney, Christin



Draney, Christin


XMC Faculty

De Rose, Lou








1993 BA

Anderson, Michele Barile


1963 BE

Apoldo, Lou


1985 BA

Barry, Marty


1963 BA

Bradley Sr., William (Bill) P.


1969 BA

Coleman III, Thomas F.


XMC Faculty

De Rose, Lou


1993 BS

Dialto, Jennifer



Draney, Christin



Draney, Christin


1978 BA

Farrell, Matthew T.


1989 BA

Favata, Maria


1972 BS

Ferrara, Richard


1966 BA

Van Etten, Robert





These are done automatically by the listbot software in response to a bounce. I don't even see the "bounce" so you have to be alert for Jottings going "MIA".

Anderson, Michele Barile (1993 BA)

AND on the Postcard front:

We recovered one lost jasper.

[JR: Keep you're eye on your email and your mail for my postcards. These ISPs are not all that good at SP-ing it.]



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[Found 1]

[JR: One MC student has formed a "club" on Yahoo and according to the splash page nine have joined. Pictures are neat. But, I hope they are careful. The inet is rife with bad people.]

[JR: Not to scare anyone away, maybe someone can form a Manhattan College Alumni club on yahoo. My plates full but I can supply material. If anyone is interested? My model for us is the Ivies or Dukies without the pretension's. I had an office next to a Dukie a long time ago and they had their alums ORGANIZED -- everyone communicated. He belong to a class "tree" (i.e., calling people), a major "tree" (i.e., by academic discipline), and most astonishingly an alpha "tree" (i.e., by the first letter of his last name). Organized into three person cells, he was guaranteed three calls a week by someone in each of his three trees. Needless to say, he got lots of information, many great networking opportunities, and a tremendous feeling of "connectedness". I was jealous. For MC to compete effectively against the "State" schools, bigger schools, smaller schools, richer schools, poorer schools, and even dare I say it "better" schools, the alumni have to feel that "connected-ness". IMHO!]


[Found 2]

IR is a diversified, multinational manufacturer of industrial and commercial equipment and components. The company serves four global growth markets: climate control, industrial productivity, infrastructure, and security and safety. Its product lines include air compressors, architectural hardware products, microturbines, bearings and components, construction equipment, golf cars and utility vehicles, tools, stationary and transport temperature control systems, and refrigerated display units. IR employs approximately 50,000 people.

Matthew T. Farrell
Vice President, Investor Relations and Communication

Matthew Farrell joined Ingersoll-Rand in June 2000 as vice president of Investor Relations and Communication. Farrell is responsible for managing the company's relationships with major investors and buy-side and sell-side analysts, and further strengthening current and prospective shareholder relationships. In addition, he leads our public affairs, media and government relations programs and oversees our employee communication and corporate identity initiatives.

Farrell joined Ingersoll-Rand from Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal) where he served most recently as chief financial officer for the Specialty Chemicals business. He joined AlliedSignal in 1994 as director, Corporate Audit, where he led the initiative to re-engineer the company's approach to corporate audit.

Farrell began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, where he held positions of increasing responsibility and worked with a number of Fortune 500 firms. He was named audit partner in 1989.

Farrell earned his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in New York. He is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

[JR: 1978 BA with a picture]


[Found 3]
Value Selling in the PWB Industry

Lou De Rose, De Rose & Associates Inc.

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Lou DeRose is President of DeRose and Associates, a management and training consultancy. His clients include General Electric, IBM, Monsanto, Mobile Oil, Becton Dickinson, and Control Data. Before establishing his own consulting firm, Lou was Professor and Chair of the Business Management Department at Fordham University. He has also taught at Cornell University and Manhattan College. Lou is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association on trade and contract disputes and has served on the Procurement Advisory Committee of the U.S. Senate.

[JR: Past faculty in case any one remembers]



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[Collector's prayer: And, may perpetual light shine on our fellow departed Jaspers, and all the souls of the faithful departed.]


Christin Draney, 19, also see "News" story #2
Woman dies after visits to bars
Wednesday, April 4, 2001

A 19-year-old Manhattan College freshman from Fair Lawn died Sunday after drinking at nearby bars in the Bronx, authorities said.

The New York City medical examiner had not determined the cause of death for Cristin Draney. According to published reports, she had been drinking heavily Saturday night and began vomiting at her dormitory around 3:30 a.m.

Draney, a 2000 graduate of Fair Lawn High School, was taken by ambulance to the Allen Pavilion of New York Presbyterian Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

There was no signs of foul play, said NYPD Lt. Elias Nikas, a department spokesman. He would not provide further details.

Draney's friends told police she used fake identification to enter the bars, according to the published reports. They also said she had been taking over-the-counter diet drugs, which detectives reported finding in her room.

An autopsy Monday proved inconclusive. The Medical Examiner's Office was conducting further tests, including toxicology testing, to determine how and why Draney died.

Visiting hours were scheduled from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Vander Plaaat Colonial Home on Saddle River Road in Fair Lawn. A Mass was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Fair Lawn.


[MCOLDB: 2004]



Copyright 2001 The Providence Journal Company  
The Providence Journal-Bulletin
April 2, 2001, Monday, All EDITIONS

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THOMAS F. COLEMAN III, 53, of Reservoir Road, Pascoag, a kitchen designer, died Saturday after being stricken at work.

He was the husband of Mary Ellen (Gray) Coleman. Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas F. Jr. and Veronica (Carlos) Coleman, he had lived in Pascoag for over 10 years, and previously lived on Sharon Street, Providence.

He was a kitchen designer at Tillinghast Lumber Co., Danielson, Conn., and had worked at Harris Lumber and Remington Lumber Co. He was the vice president of the former Coleman Construction Co., Barrington, for many years.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as an artillery specialist, and later in Germany as a communications specialist. He received several awards, including the Bronze Star.

He was a graduate of La Salle Academy, Providence, Class of 1965, and a member of its Alumni Association. He graduated in 1969 from Manhattan College and was a member of its Alumni Association. He received the Brother Thomas Award, and was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. He received his master's degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1980.

He was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. He was a committee member of Boy Scout Troop 53 and Primrose Boy Scout Troop 28. He was a member of the Sons of Irish Kings, and a communicant of St. Joseph Church.

He was an avid sailor and a student of the Civil War.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Marcy E. Coleman of Pascoag; two sons, Thomas J. Coleman of Smithfield and Edward S. Coleman of Pascoag; and a brother, Edmund V. Coleman of Providence.

A funeral with military honors will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from Hoey-Arpin-Williams-King Funeral Home, 168 Academy Ave., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Pius V Church, Eaton Street, Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

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LOAD-DATE: April 4, 2001 

[MCOLDB: 1969 BA]



[JR: In my usual insensitive "polish minesweeper" approach, I learned of another obit.]

From: Bradley Jr., William (IPCT)
Subject: RE: Jaspers @ MER as of 4/1/1
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 13:08:44 -0400


Bradley Jr, William (Bill) P.
IPBG Workstation Project 
101 Hudson St. (19)

The Bill Bradley you had listed, my father passed away in April of 99.

William Bradley Jr.

-----Original Message-----
From: john reinke
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 9:46 PM
Subject: Jaspers @ MER as of 4/1/1

Dear Fellow Jasper,

Here's my list of our fellow Jaspers at MER for your use. I would appreciate any corrections, additions, or deletions that you may know about. If  you are not interested in receiving this again next quarter, just let me know and I will not bother you again.

Best wishes and good luck,
John Reinke '68BEEE

[MCOLDB 1963 BA]

[JR: Appropriate apologies made and condolences offered, but I still don't understand why it is so difficult to keep data correct.]


An aside:

"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?" --Laurence J. Peter




Friday, March 30, 2001

This Problem Still Hasn't Been Fixed

Gambling: Point-shaving scandal rocked college basketball in 1951, and others have followed.

By EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer

    ". . . but when your luck runs dry, watch out. That's when the nights grow long and the streets grow cold--and when that juice turns sour, baby, it's more than your day that gets ruined. A New York minute--that's all it takes to go from the top of the heap to the city dump."
     --The athletes' lament,
     from "City Dump"

     It was and still is, 50 years later, the worst development in the history of college basketball.

     The 1951 gambling scandal, first uncovered in New York City, wasn't the first or last such scandal to hit college basketball--there had been others, dating to the '30s--but it was certainly the biggest to that time and it nearly flattened a young, growing game.

     Other major scandals would hit college basketball, in 1961 and 1979, and the threat of another, NCAA administrators believe, still lurks, namely from the rise of student bookies and offshore gambling Web sites. But the '51 scandal was the grabber.

     On Feb. 18 of that year, New York District Attorney Frank Hogan announced the arrests of City College of New York stars Ed Warner, Ed Roman and Alvin Roth, after they'd confessed to deliberately losing three games during the 1950-51 season.

     The story rocked the sport to its roots, because at the time, CCNY was the king of college basketball. In the previous season, it had won both the NCAA and NIT championships, the only time that happened.

     In New York in 1951, the NBA was trying hard to catch on. The Knicks played their home games at the 69th Street Armory. Meanwhile, college basketball crowds of 18,000 were routine at Madison Square Garden, where Marty Glickman opened his broadcasts with, "Welcome to Madison Square Garden, the basketball capital of the world."

     The three CCNY players admitted receiving $1,500, $1,400 and $1,000 each for throwing games.

     Two days later, Long Island University players Sherman White, Adolf Bigos and Leroy Smith admitted involvement in the scandal and were arrested.

     They admitted to receiving $18,500 from gamblers for shaving points in seven games during the 1949-50 and 1950-51 seasons.

     While college basketball lay prostrate in New York, the scandal moved westward. Players from Kentucky, Toledo and Bradley in Peoria, Ill., were swept up in the scandal.

     In New York, there were more arrests.

     Eventually, according to "The Journal of Sports History," nationwide, the 1951 scandal involved 35 active and former college players accused of fixing 86 games between 1947 and 1951. Twenty of the players and 14 gamblers who'd bribed them were indicted and convicted.

     Careers were ruined, the most prominent of which was Sherman White's at LIU.

     In the excellent HBO special on the scandals, "City Dump," New York Times columnist Dave Anderson recalled the case of the 6-foot-8 White, who at the time was only 77 points away from the NCAA scoring record.

     "If it weren't for the scandals," Anderson said, "the Knicks would have made White their territorial draft pick and the Knicks, not the Minneapolis Lakers, would have won all those NBA championships in the '50s. White might have become the NBA's best player."

     A key figure in the 1951 scandal was a New York jeweler with a weakness for gambling, Salvatore Sollazzo. His point man was former Long Island player Eddie Gard, who was on a first-name basis with every prominent New York college player.

     Gard wanted to organize a point-shaving scheme, but needed someone to bankroll it.

     Enter Sollazzo.

     Non-Nevada sports wagering then, as now, was illegal. But gamblers operated openly at Madison Square Garden. Sports columnist Jimmy Cannon, before the scandal broke, once called college basketball "the slot machine of college sports."

     Bookies could be found in any New York neighborhood and point spreads for basketball games were published in the newspapers.

     In "City Dump," two Madison Square Garden gamblers are actually caught on film, one handing over to another a handful of cash.

     Gard befriended New York-area college stars at Catskills resorts, where they played in summer leagues.

     One of his running mates was a former Manhattan College player, Hank Poppe. In January 1951, Poppe offered Manhattan center Junius Kellogg $1,000 to fix a game and Kellogg reported it. Poppe was arrested, along with three bookmaker associates.

     The District Attorney's office, prepared to crack down on illegal gambling, arrested CCNY's Roman, Roth and Warner a month later.

     CCNY had just beaten Temple at Philadelphia and boarded a New York-bound train. New York detectives got on at Camden, N.J., and sought out CCNY Coach Nat Holman, saying they wanted to speak to the three players.

     The arrests were made as the train rolled into New York.

     Gard was arrested the same day, White, Bigos and Leroy Smith of Long Island two days later.

     The scandal went national in October '51, when Kentucky stars Ralph Beard, Alex Groza and Dale Barnstable were arrested, accused of throwing Kentucky's first-round NIT game against Chicago Loyola in 1949.

     The widening scandal had even brushed Los Angeles. On March 4, 1951, USC player Ken Flower reported to his coach, Forrest Twogood, that a gambler had offered him $1,500 to throw a game with UCLA.

     Ultimately, Sollazzo, the key figure in New York, served 12 years in prison.

     Basketball at CCNY was severely wounded and never did fully recover. The city colleges banned themselves from Madison Square Garden. Long Island dropped basketball completely for six years. Kentucky suspended basketball for a season.

* * *

     As painful as the 1951 scandals were to the colleges, at least two--Bradley and New York University--apparently learned nothing from them. They were also implicated in the 1961 mess. This one, with arrests spanning two years, involved 50 players from 27 colleges. Between 1956 and '61, it was charged, 44 games had been rigged and 50 players had accepted close to $45,000 in bribe money.

     The gamblers, of course, made millions.

     North Carolina State was hit hard by the scandal. Three of the Wolfpack's players were arrested, but because they cooperated with investigators and fingered the contact men, they were not indicted.

     And just as the '51 mess had cost Sherman White an NBA career, this one cost Connie Hawkins half of his.

     The 6-8 Hawkins was already a New York playground legend when he enrolled at the University of Iowa in 1960. There, he met Jack Molinas, onetime Columbia star who'd been thrown out of the NBA in 1954 for shaving points while playing for the Fort Wayne Pistons.

     Hawkins was never charged with a crime. But he was guilty of not being careful with whom he associated. Molinas, Hawkins later admitted, once lent him $200.

     When Molinas and his associate, Joe Hacken, were accused of masterminding a widespread gambling ring, Hawkins, a freshman not even eligible to play varsity basketball, was swept up.

     Because he had associated with Molinas, he was taken back to New York by investigators from a multi-agency task force. When he admitted to the loan, he was freed. Iowa kicked him out of school--and the NBA blackballed him.

     Hawkins filed suit against the NBA in 1966 and his case was settled in 1969, when he was 27. This, after years of playing with the Harlem Globetrotters and the ABA. He signed a five-year deal with the Phoenix Suns that included $410,000 in salary, a $600,000 annuity, a $250,000 cash bonus and $35,000 for legal bills.

     He was an instant NBA all-star, played nine seasons and in 1992 was named to the basketball Hall of Fame.

     Molinas and Hacken both served prison terms, Molinas for five years. He moved to Hollywood, where he became a furrier and pornography trafficker. On Aug. 3, 1975, in a case that was never solved, he was shot and killed in the backyard of his Hollywood Hills home.

* * *

     In 1981, gambler Henry Hill told federal agents that during the 1978-79 season, he had paid Boston College players Rick Kuhn, Jim Sweeney and Ernie Cobb $2,500 a game to fix nine games.

     Hill said he'd netted $75,000-$100,000.

     "Not bad for 11 weeks' work," he wrote in a first-person piece for Sports Illustrated in 1981.

     Kuhn wound up serving 28 months in prison. His teammates were not charged.

     Hill, who was already in the Justice Department's witness protection program after a 1980 arrest for his role in a cocaine-smuggling ring, cooperated in the prosecution's gambling case and was not prosecuted.

* * *

     The beat goes on:

     * For his point shaving in Arizona State games during the 1993-94 season, player Stevin Smith was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $8,000.

     A teammate, Isaac Burton Jr., spent two months in jail, six months in home detention and was fined $8,000.

     Benny Silman, the Arizona State student who masterminded the point shaving, was sentenced to 46 months and is serving his term at a federal prison camp in Yankton, S.D.

     * In 1998, Northwestern teammates Kenneth Dion Lee and Dewey Williams were sentenced to a month in jail by a federal judge. Their bookie, former Notre Dame football kicker Kevin Pendergast, who paid bribes to the players, spent two months in prison. * * *

     How long before the next scandal?

     Bill Saum, the NCAA's point man in its gambling-awareness program for students, athletes and coaches, says more elements are in place now for another such scandal than ever before.

     The current fear: student bookies.

     "We have reason to believe there are bookies on every campus in America," he said.

     "That, combined with Caribbean-based gambling Web sites, is a real concern. Using U.S. phone lines to place wagers with those sites is illegal. But with every student having a credit card and access to a computer--it scares us to death."

* * *

     One of the members of the 1951 CCNY team, Floyd Layne, now a Brooklyn high school coach, at first agreed to be interviewed for this story.

     But when called for the interview, he deferred questions to his lawyer, who explained that none of the surviving players are talking.

     Turns out, exclusive rights to their stories have been acquired by a film production company.

Copyright 2001 Los Angeles Times

[JR: While Junius' courageous act, standing up for what is right, never seems to be given its due. Imagine how much better it would have been for all of us if Poppe had stood up first. I've read that we should: ACT always as if someone is watching. ACT as we would like be seen as acting. ACT as if we were with our mothers and fathers. Conscience is that small quiet voice that speaks to us if we listen. I hope I do. I hope we all do.]



Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
April 3, 2001, Tuesday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

A Manhattan College freshman died early Sunday after a night of heavy drinking with other underage pals from the Bronx school, police said yesterday.

Christin Draney, 19, of Fair Lawn, N.J., was pronounced dead at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was rushed after collapsing in her dorm room on the college's Riverdale campus.

Friends told police that Draney began vomiting about 3:30 a.m. after returning to Jasper Hall on Manhattan College Ave.

When she passed out, students called an ambulance, according to cops.

Draney had spent the night carousing with friends at several bars off-campus, using a fake ID to gain entrance, police sources said.

"This does not appear to be a hazing, or any school-related problem," said one source. "She may have just drank too much, and that's it."

The victim's friends told police Draney had been "seriously dieting," taking a popular over-the-counter fat burner and metabolism booster. Detectives found the pills in her dorm room.

Investigators said the exact cause of death will have to await the results of toxicology tests. The city medical examiner's office said it expects to perform an autopsy today.

The young woman's death was not immediately reported to the Police Department, the sources said.

They said the school notified Draney's parents, and they identified her body at the hospital. Police were not called into the case until 10 hours later, long after her family had returned home.

The death sent shock waves through the tight-knit college community, students said.

"This has really affected a lot of people and touched a lot of lives," said an 18-year-old freshman who asked that her name not be used. "People who knew her and even people who didn't know her are feeling the loss."

Manhattan College officials announced Draney's death to the faculty and students, and made counselors available to talk about the tragedy, said Robert Becker, managing editor of The Quadrangle, the school newspaper.

"They [the college] basically said, 'If you have a problem, come to us,' " he said. "It's in the consciousness of the school today. This is a small school, and this was obviously a traumatic event."

LOAD-DATE: April 3, 2001 

[JR: It's so sad and unnecessary.]



Copyright 2001 The Observer via U-Wire  
University Wire
March 30, 2001
HEADLINE: Notre Dame sluggers face Seton Hall in Big East games
BYLINE: By Jeff Baltruzak, The Observer
SOURCE: U. Notre Dame
DATELINE: South Bend, Ind.

In this age of pumped-up power hitters and five home run games, the No. 13 Notre Dame baseball team is an anomaly, winning with pitching despite an offense that has struggled to put together big innings at the plate.

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If there was ever a series to put Notre Dame's hitting back on track, this weekend's three games against Big East opponent Seton Hall would be it. The two teams will mix it up twice on Saturday and once on Sunday at Frank Eck Stadium.

The Pirates enter the weekend at 11-10, with a lackluster pitching staff giving up 5.18 earned runs a game. Opponents are hitting .279 collectively against Seton Hall, an average higher than five starting Irish hitters.

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Seton Hall offers an opportunity for the Irish to gain some confidence at the plate against a pitching staff that has lost games, not won them, this season.

This weekend the Irish pitching staff faces a Seton Hall squad that averages seven runs a game, but that figure is misleading. The Pirates scored 18 runs on little-known Manhattan College, and 16 runs on even more obscure Long Island University.

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 (C) 2001 The Observer via U-WIRE

LOAD-DATE: March 30, 2001

[JR: Hey, what is this "little known" <excrement>! I picked MC over ND for character values. (That, and I didn't have to leave my mommy.) BUT, ND should decide if it wants to be a school or a semi-pro athletic exhibitionist corporation. IMHO the NCAA has made the concept of student athletics a joke. ND is a leading example of that excess. "little known" indeed. Better to be "little known" than an exemplar of what's wrong in this small segment of society. And, this came straight from the school (note the source line IND). Besides we have a "RUDY" too.]



Copyright 2001 Charleston Newspapers  
The Charleston Gazette
March 29, 2001, Thursday
SECTION: Metro East; Pg. P01
HEADLINE: College students trade Sprong Break for Appalachian experience
BYLINE: Tommy R. Atkinson


While college students around the country enjoy Spring Break in such tropical paradises as Florida and the Caribbean, more than 100 students turned down the sun and surf for rural West Virginia.

"Most of my friends went to Florida or Cancun," said Erica Howard during a break from installing overhead insulation. "When I heard about the opportunity at school, the program seemed like a really neat way to contribute to change."

Students from 10 out-of-state colleges gave up their Spring Break in late March and early April to take part in the Southern Appalachian Labor School's College Alternative Break Program.

"Several college students will say if they go to Florida they know what the beach is like, but if they come here they don't know what's going to happen," said John David, director of the Southern Appalachian Labor School.

"It's almost like an exchange program. They get to know the people and become closer to understanding what some of the issues are all about here. It's been a real eye-opener for them."

The college students work alongside Youth Build members from the Southern Appalachian Labor School, gutting existing homes in Powellton and building new homes in Page over a 10-week period.

"It's so important that some of our youth who are at risk have a sense that there is something else out there," said David, who's also an economics professor and chairman of the social sciences department at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. "You create an opportunity for the youth to interact with someone who's going in a different direction and provide some inspiration."

The new homes in Page will be sold to low-income families through the West Virginia Housing Development Fund. David said all building materials are received through grants.

"The experience was awesome," said Howard, a Wells, Maine, native and freshman at Manhattan College in New York City. "It's nice to get to do something different and get away from New York City for a week. It's really wonderful here. I didn't expect it to be as beautiful as it is."

All the students will be housed at the Beards Fork Community Center.

"I've never done anything like this before," said Manhattan College junior Christine Prizeman, a Long Island native. "I've learned how to use a saw and how to hit a nail. I'd rather be here doing something that's changing our world. I kind of came here with an open mind. In a lot of ways we're all similar."

The Youth Build program helps youths ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of high school get their lives back on track. Participants enroll in the one-year program and pick up a construction trade while working with counselors on getting their General Equivalency Diploma.

"They've got jobs and went to college when everybody in the whole system said they could never do something like that," David said. "They have a chance to come back and contribute something and be respected. It creates a sense that they have a purpose and are valued."

David said the College Alternative Break Program has picked up steam recently.

"It really got going the last three years after we put our site on the Internet," he said. "Probably half the colleges that come are repeats. It all adds up to economic development. They spend money here, they mentor the youth and they build people homes."

Dennis Lee, director of Manhattan College's campus ministry and social action program, said it takes a special person to leave the comforts of home and give up an entire Spring Break to work. Lee said in past years, he's taken students to Puerto Rico and South Africa.

"We had to drive 11 hours in a van and get up at six in the morning and go to work instead of being on the beach," he said. "They're motivated people, I think. They get no credit for this. Some of them used saws and built floors and did things they never done before. It's pretty amazing."

Lee said his group just didn't pick up carpentry skills on the weeklong trip.

"I think working side by side with Youth Build members teaches them about certain stereotypes that they may have about Appalachia.

"It's not about Appalachia, it's about Barry, John and J.R. Too often we focus on differences. So much good happened this week. Our students have been very impressed with how much they have in common. People listen to the same music and have the same concerns about their future."

Lee said his students have a new appreciation for West Virginia.

"We see the beauty of it," he said. "Living in the Bronx, people lock doors. I see the way people act with one another. It's kind of nice to not worry about someone taking a camera out of your car. It's been great for us."

David said during the upcoming summer, 2,000 volunteers will be arriving as part of the Group Workcamps program. The volunteers will renovate 1,000 homes each in Kanawha and Fayette counties.

For more information on the Youth Build program, call 779-2772 or 779-2280. For more information on the summer renovation program, call AmeriCorps members Joyce Brown or Candi Massey at 442-3042.

To contact staff writer Tommy R. Atkinson, call 348-1733 or e-mail

LOAD-DATE: March 29, 2001



Daily Targum

A tradition untold: Rutgers, Princeton hold strong men's lacrosse rivalry

(U-WIRE) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Even before there was a United States of America, there was a Rutgers and there was a Princeton. The history of these two prestigious institutions of higher learning provides for some vital chapters in New Jersey lore, from George Washington driving the British out of Princeton's Nassau Hall in 1777, to the 13-year shutdown of Rutgers in 1812, due to the war and a slouching economy, to the first-ever college football game, played between the two schools in 1869.

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The first collegiate lacrosse game was played on Nov. 22, 1877 between New York University and Manhattan College. Other colleges in the Northeast soon took up the sport, including Boston University, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Stevens Institute and Princeton.

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April 3, 2001

Rams Score Two Runs in the Bottom of the 12th Inning for the 9-8 Win

RIVERDALE, NY -  The Manhattan College baseball team lost to cross-Bronx rival Fordham 9-8 in 12 innings on Tuesday afternoon.  Manhattan led 8-7 in the 12th when junior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) hit a sacrifice fly to score Mike Lorento (Ronkonkoma, NY) who led off the inning with a double.  Sophomore Tim Boyle (Mamaroneck, NY) singled in Kurt Thomas (Cortland Manor, NY) for the game-winning run.

Anderson and Lorento led the Jaspers.  Anderson went 2-3 with a walk and a double and four RBI.  Lorento went 1-2 with two walks and three runs scored.  Thomas led the Rams going 2-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

The Rams improved to 10-9 while the Jaspers dropped to 8-11.  Manhattan returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Sacred Heart for a 3:00 PM game.


April 3, 2001

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Manhattan College golf team won both of its matches today against Wagner and St. Peter’s.  The Jaspers narrowly defeated Wagner by one stroke, 328-329, and finished 24 strokes better, 328-352, than St. Peter’s.  The two wins improved the Jaspers record to 2-0 this spring.

Individually, Chris Damiano (Scarsdale, NY) led the Jaspers with a 78.  Chris Okeson (Novelty, OH) shot an 81, Daniel Fabe (New York, NY) shot an 83, and Jay Weiderlight (Southold, NY) shot an 86 for the Jaspers.


April 3, 2001
Senior Brian Crimmins Scores Three Goals in the Loss

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team lost to Quinnipiac 16-7 on Tuesday afternoon.  The Braves fired three goals in two minutes to take a 3-0 lead early in the first, but Manhattan rallied with three unanswered goals to knot the score at three-all.  Quinnipiac led 5-4 at the end of the first quarter and scored four goals in the second while holding Manhattan scoreless to take a 9-4 lead to halftime.  Quinnipiac’s freshman Andy Pelletier (South Windsor, CT) scored two of his game-high four goals in the third quarter to put the game out of reach for the Jaspers.

Pelletier added an assist to finish with five points on the day.  Braves junior Mike Baglio (Brightwaters, NY) scored three goals and an assists for four points.  Seniors Ryan Wheeler (Solon, OH) and Brian Crimmins (Theills, NY) led the Jaspers with three goals each.

Quinnipiac improved to 8-0 (6-0 MAAC) while Manhattan dropped to 3-6 (1-3 MAAC).

The Jaspers return to action on Saturday April 7th when they travel to Mt. St. Mary’s for a 2:00 PM game.


April 3, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY - Maegan Cosgrove (Sachem High School/Farmingdale, NY) earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women's lacrosse Defender of the week honors on Monday for the second time this season. The junior goalkeeper led the team to a 1-1 week, with a win against Albany (9-7) and a loss against Wagner (5-7). She has played all 420 minutes this season, and has a 10.00 goals against Average (third in the MAAC) and a .563 save percentage (second in the MAAC).

The Lady Jaspers are currently 1-6 and return to action on Wednesday, April, 4 against Marist at 3:00 PM.


April 2, 2001
Pitchers Candice Aulogia and Brianne Illanovsky Shut Down Saints

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College softball team swept its opening MAAC doubleheader on Monday afternoon against Siena College, 2-0 and 4-1.  Sophomore Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY) pitched a two-hit shutout in the first game making an Amanda Rogers (New Fairfield, CT) leadoff homerun in the bottom of the first inning stand up.  Aulogia ended up striking out five and walking only one.

Freshman Brianne Illanovsky (Matamoras, PA) held Siena to only one run on six hits in the second game, and freshman Suzanne Masotto (Southbury, CT) and senior Jessica Mack (Marlboro, NJ) both had two hits to lead the Jaspers to the sweep.  Mack singled home Rogers in the bottom of the first and tripled in a two-run third inning.  Masotto had an RBI single and scored in that third inning as well.

With the wins, Manhattan improved to 10-8 overall, 2-0 MAAC.  Siena dropped to 9-9, 0-2 MAAC.  Manhattan returns to action on Wednesday at Monmouth at 3:00 pm.


April 2, 2001
Sophomore Ryan Darcy Shuts Down Saints

LOUDONVILLE, NY – The Manhattan College baseball team won the final game of a three-game set at Siena on Monday afternoon, 3-2, behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY).  After the Saints had scored 7 runs in both of their two wins over the Jaspers yesterday, Darcy shut down the Saints allowing only 2 runs in 8+ innings pitched.  He allowed 2 runs, both earned, 8 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 1.  Junior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT), the Team’s starting right fielder since his freshman season, continued to impress on the mound this year as he relieved Darcy with one on in the ninth and picked up his first career save.  Anderson struck out the side in the ninth inning despite allowing his one inherited runner to score.

Offensively, the Jaspers scored single runs in the 3rd, 5th, and 7th innings.  In the third, Sal Candela (Brooklyn, NY) doubled and scored on a double by Jonathan Holzer (Brooklyn, NY).  In the fifth, Nick Carbone (Litchfield, CT) singled, advanced on a groundout, moved to third on a balk, and scored on a wild pitch.  In the 7th, the Jaspers scratched across another run on an infield single by catcher Josh Greco (Kensington, CT), a bunt single by Carbone, and a wild pitch.

Siena was held scoreless until Jim Buckley hit a home run in the bottom of the 7th inning.

With the win, Manhattan improved to 8-10, 2-4 MAAC.  Siena dropped to 8-19, 5-4 MAAC.  The Jaspers return to action on Tuesday at Fordham at 3:00 pm.


April 1, 2001

LOUDONVILLE, NY – The Manhattan College baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader, 7-4 and 7-0, at Siena on Sunday afternoon.  The doubleheader was originally scheduled for Saturday with a single game originally scheduled for today.  The two teams will play the final game on Monday afternoon.

In today’s first game, the Saints jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the first two innings before Manhattan’s number one starter, Scott Martin (New Brunxswick, Canada), settled down.  Manhattan tied the game at 3 in the sixth on an RBI single by Mike Lorento (Ronkonkoma, NY) and a 2 RBI double by freshman catcher Josh Greco (Kensington, CT), but Siena relief pitcher Jeremy Cabot shut down the rally stranding runners on second and third with a ground ball and a line out.

Siena scored one in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead, but Manhattan scored one in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by Paul Pulidore (Rockville, Centre, NY).

With the score tied in the bottom of the 8th, Martin seemed to tire as he gave up a single and an RBI double before being relieved by Tom Turner (Brooklyn, NY).  Turner was unable to shut down the Saints as they scored twice more against a Manhattan defense that committed 3 errors in the inning.

Manhattan was retired in order in the top of the 9th inning.

For the game, Pulidore finished 3-4 with 1 RBI and Greco went 1-3 with 2 RBI’s, 1 walk, and a double.  Martin took the loss to drop to 1-2 on the year.

In the second game, Siena scored two in the second and three in the third, and Siena’s Brent Wengert went six shutout innings allowing only 3 hits.  Mark Smith pitched a scoreless 7th for the Saints to complete the shutout.

With the losses, Manhattan dropped to 7-10, 1-4 MAAC while Siena improved to 8-18, 5-3 MAAC.


March 31, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College women’s tennis team blanked Niagara University (10-5) 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.  The win improved the Lady Jaspers to 8-3 overall, 3-0 MAAC, and set up a showdown with defending conference champion, and also unbeaten in the MAAC this year, Loyola on Sunday at 10:00 am.

The Jaspers were led on Saturday by two freshmen, Melissa Sunga (Bergenfield, NJ) and Mary Jane McGuire (Sebring, FL), who teamed up for an 8-2 win at number two doubles to improve to 5-0 as a doubles team.  The two have only given up 9 games in their five matches together.  Each player also easily won her singles match with Sunga winning 6-2, 6-0 at #3 singles and McGuire winning 6-1, 6-0 at #4 singles.

 Also winning twice for the Jaspers was Courtney James (Mt. Kisco, NY) who teamed with Daisy Hamburg (Jackson, MS) to win 8-2 at #3 doubles and won 6-0, 6-0 at number 5 singles.


March 31, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College men’s tennis team blanked Niagara University (8-8) 7-0 on Saturday afternoon.  The win improved the Jaspers to 8-2 overall.  Playing the singles first due to concerns about daylight, the Jaspers stormed through all six singles matches dropping only 22 games along the way.  The doubles was defaulted by Niagara.

Senior John Espinosa (Astoria, NY) led the way for the Jaspers with a 6-3, 6-0 win at #1 singles.  Junior Tona Chavez-Geller (Oaxaca, Mexico) won at #2 singles, 6-3, 6-0, and freshman Klim Fedosienko (New York, NY) continued his strong play at #6 singles as he rallied late in both sets to win 7-5, 6-4.

Manhattan returns to action on Sunday at 2:30 pm when they host Loyola in another MAAC showdown.


March 31, 2001

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team lost to Fairfield 13-4 on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game.  The Stags jumped out to an early lead as they outscored Manhattan 5-0 in the first quarter.  The second quarter was more competitive as the Jaspers held Fairfield to only two goals, but Manhattan was only able to score one giving Fairfield a 7-1 halftime lead.  The second half saw Fairfield outscore the Jaspers 6-3.

Junior goalkeeper James Amandola (Medford, NY) continued his strong play as he recorded 23 saves on 50 Fairfield shots.  Sophomore Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO) was also a bright spot for the Jaspers as he scored one goal and assisted on two others.

The Jaspers dropped to 3-5 on the year while Fairfield improved to 4-4.  Manhattan returns to action on Tuesday when they host Quinnipiac at 3:30 pm.


March 29, 2001
Sophomore Candice Aulogia Hurls Two Hit Shutout

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College softball team swept Stony Brook in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon, 1-0 and 4-2.

In the first game, sophomore Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY) made a second inning RBI double from Michelle Chiappa (Pearl River, NY) stand up with a three-hit complete game shutout.  She struck out four and walked none as she improved to 2-2 on the year.

In the second game, Manhattan scored four in the bottom of the first after a leadoff walk to Amanda Rogers (New Fairfield, CT), an RBI triple by Suzanne Masotto (Southbury, CT), and a single by Erin McNamara (Ronkonkoma, NY).  Junior Kara Husband (Depew, NY) made it stand giving up only two runs in the fourth inning as she improved to 3-4 on the year.  Freshman Brianne Illanovsky (Matamoras, PA) pitched the seventh inning for her first save.

With the sweep, Manhattan evened its record at 8-8 while Stony Brook dropped to 7-7.  Manhattan returns to action on Saturday when they host Siena for a doubleheader starting at 2:00 pm.


March 28, 2001
Junior Wendell Anderson Picks Up Second Win Of Season

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College baseball team split a doubleheader, 4-1 and 1-3, against Albany on Wednesday afternoon.  Originally scheduled as a single game for the two teams, due to recent inclement weather, the two teams agreed to play a doubleheader.

In the first game, the Jaspers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a leadoff walk, stolen base, ground out, and an error.  Manhattan added another run in the 2nd inning and two more in the 4th.  Junior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) continued to impress since being moved from his normal starting position in right field to occasional starting pitcher.  He went 6 2/3 innings before being relieved by Tom Turner (Brooklyn, NY) with the bases loaded.  After a walk, Turner retired the final batter for his fourth save.

In the second game, Manhattan scored in the bottom of the first on a double by Steve Foster (Bronx, NY) and an RBI double by Eric Sullivan (Ronkonkoma, NY).  Albany scored one in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings and tacked one on in the top of the 7th.  Albany threw six different pitchers in the second game.

Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY) had a strong day at the plate going 3-7 with two runs scored, a walk, and a stolen base.

With the split, Manhattan’s record goes to 7-8 on the year.  Albany goes to 4-12.  Manhattan returns to action this Saturday and Sunday at Siena.


March 28, 2001
Senior Ryan Wheeler Scores Four Goals in the Loss

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team lost to Sacred Heart University on Wednesday afternoon.  The Pioneers went on a five-goal run to lead 6-1 at the end of the first quarter.  Manhattan scored three consecutive goals in the second to cut the lead to 6-4.  The Jaspers trailed 12-7 in the fourth before scoring three consecutive goals, two by senior Ryan Wheeler (Solon, OH), to cut the lead to 12-10.   Sacred Heart freshman Garrett Bamann (Victor, NY) scored the final insurance goal for the Pioneers with seven minutes remaining.

Wheeler led the Jaspers with four goals while Bamann led Sacred Heart with two goals and three assists for five points.  Sophomore Chris Swier (Ronkonkoma, NY) added three goals and an assist for the Pioneers.  Senior Wayne Sitar (Commack, NY) and sophomore Michael Conforto (Congers, NY) each added one goal and two assists on the afternoon.

The Jaspers drop to 3-4 (1-2 MAAC) while Sacred Heart improved to 3-2 (3-0) in the MAAC.

The Jaspers return to action on Saturday at Fairfield at 12 Noon.


March 28, 2001
Senior Co-Captain Elizabeth Tiffany Scores Two Goals in the Loss

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Manhattan College women’s lacrosse team dropped a 7-5 decision to Wagner on Wednesday afternoon.  The Seahawks led 2-1 at the half and led 4-1 early in the second until Elizabeth Tiffany (Blauvelt, NY) scored her second goal on an assist from junior defender Jessica Alzate (West Hartford, CT).  Freshman Alana Fevola (Pearl River, NY) scored two consecutive goals, one assisted by Tiffany, to cut the lead to 5-4.  Wagner scored two goals in about a minute late in the half to ice the game.

Senior Krissie Fisher (Pennsauken, NJ) led the Seahawks with four goals while Tiffany scored two goals and added one assists for the Lady Jaspers.  Junior goalkeeper Maegan Cosgove (Farmingville, NY) had another outstanding outing in the goal with 18 saves.

The Jaspers drop to 1-6 while Wagner improved to 2-0.  The Lady Jaspers return to action on Saturday at home versus Siena at 11:00 AM.



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From: Louis Apoldo
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I continue to look forward to reading your Jasper Jottings.  Even when the jottings don't have news about anyone that I know, I can always look forward to reading your "editorial" comments at the beginning of each "Jottings".  Its always encouraging reading something from someone with a Libertarian viewpoint, when our country keeps creeping closer and closer to socialist government control.  Keep up the good work to expose those who would like to eliminate our God-given personal liberty.

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[JR: Well, as Jasper's, having learned about "social justice", we have an obligation to our fellow man to set them free. Not the "social justice" of the socialists ("the government will solve the problem" at the expense of your freedom; have a bowl of soup); nor, that of the "state-ists" ("the government fights wars -- drug wars, bombs aspirin factories, etc. all for your benefit) but the "social justice" of true freedom as espoused first by the Founding Fathers and now by Libertarians ("A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being, or to advocate or delegate its initiation. Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are _not_ libertarians, regardless of what they may claim." -- L. Neil Smith). Thanks I'm glad you like jottings and find the occasional rantings interesting. Remember, anyone who goes to jury duty can strike a blow for freedom. Regardless, of what you are told, you can vote to convict or acquit. So, if the law is unjust, then you must acquit. Citizen juries, for instance, were the reason we have freedom of the press -- remember the Zenger trial. It was virtually impossible to win convictions under the Fugitive Slave Act in the northern states in the 1850s, no matter how overwhelming the evidence of "guilt" under this widely unpopular statute. So use your power.]

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From: Maria Favata
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I received your's my new e-mail address: <privacy invoked>.

Maria Favata

[JR: Score another recovery for the postcards.]


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From: Marty Barry '85
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 05:45:49 EDT
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Dear John:

I changed my e-mail.  It is now <privacy invoked>.  Please add me back to Jasper Jottings.

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P.S. I think you're doing a great service and a great job!

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I just downloaded the upgrade for CONTACT NETWORKS and thought I would try it.  Hope all is well.  Keep up the good work with JJ.  Regards.--Rich

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[JR: I am currently having a problem with it, support is slow, still, but in general I like the product. Good luck with it. I'm sure you'll like my picture when you "sync" with me.]


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Please change my e-mail address for these distributions to: <privacy invoked> effectively immediately.

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[JR: MCOLDB has you "escaping without a degree" or a "class year". So I was already to ask you how you did that and "if you were expecting to complete your requirements any time soon". Dean Weilk ask me that at least one a semester. I think he kinda of enjoyed our "little chats", like the child who pulls the wings off bugs, he extracted performance from "babies" (i.e., undergraduate engineers). But the Green Book has 1992 BS and saved everyone from these bad jokes. <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> Makes ya wonder how things get fouled up.]



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