Friday 20 April 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,055 subscribers.

Don't forget:

Saturday, April 28th at 10:00 am in the Chapel at MC
Memorial Mass for James K. O'Neill (Class of 1990, MS 1994)
All invited to this special Mass to remember James.

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

Monday 4/30 Sister Helen Prejean, "Dead Man Walking", will speak
at Manhattan College, 7:30pm, in the Chapel
    (Call 718-862-8600 for a reservation)

Monday 4/30 Hall of Fame recommendations due
    (Ben Benson, 718-862-7431)

Monday 5/7 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)

Saturday 5/12 MD, VA, & DC Jasper's Family Picnic & BBQ
     Hosted by James Wilson '55; Chaired by Myles Ambrose '48
    (Ben Benson, 718-862-7431)

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.

Anyone following this debate over "health care privacy"? One report that I read said that Bill Clinton's medical "privacy" regulation adopted by President Bush will cost $18 billion over 10 years with no benefit. Do you need any more evidence that there is very little difference between the Democans and the Republocrats? Federal intrusion in areas where it has no legitimate constitutional role, like our medical care, creates a cesspool of waste, fraud, and inefficiency. Working in information security, I can report that in my circle, this regulation is recognized as lessening information security and privacy. The proper role of the government is very small; let's shrink it back to size. It couldn't be that this is an attempt to cajole us out of what little privacy we have left by creating "standards" that are worthless. 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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Flynn, J.J.



Doocey, Frank A.


1957 BS

Theisen, Charles J. Jr.


1961 BA

Braks, Robert E.


1964 BS

Schwarz, Kenneth G.


1965 BA

Powers, Peter


1966 BA

Neiss, George C.


1968 BA

Slack, Jeffrey A.


1972 BA

O'Shea, John G.


1972 BA

Wood, Leonard


1973 MA

Birmingham, Sr. Madeline

Found 1

1981 BS

Lutz, Peter



Hellmann, Brian

Engagement 1







1973 MA

Birmingham, Sr. Madeline

Found 1

1961 BA

Braks, Robert E.



Doocey, Frank A.



Flynn, J.J.



Hellmann, Brian

Engagement 1

1981 BS

Lutz, Peter


1966 BA

Neiss, George C.


1972 BA

O'Shea, John G.


1965 BA

Powers, Peter


1964 BS

Schwarz, Kenneth G.


1968 BA

Slack, Jeffrey A.


1957 BS

Theisen, Charles J. Jr.


1972 BA

Wood, Leonard





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".

Lutz, Peter (1981 BS) [Mailbox is full?]
Neiss, George C. (1966 BA)
Slack, Jeffrey A. (1968 BA)

AND on the Postcard front:

Nothing back; no reports; no returning Jaspers.

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




Copyright 2001 PR Newswire Association, Inc.  
PR Newswire
April 11, 2001, Wednesday
HEADLINE: North Castle Partners Names Beverage Group Chief Executive And Chief Financial Officer; Kenneth Romanzi to Lead Expansion as CEO; Robert Braks Experienced in Building Businesses

North Castle Partners, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private investment firm focused on healthy living and aging, today announced the appointment of Kenneth G. Romanzi as Chief Executive Officer of the firm's Beverage Group, the largest premium healthy beverage company in the U.S.  Also named was Robert E. Braks as Chief Financial Officer. 

    The Beverage Group offers premium beverages, including fresh and lightly pasteurized juices, juice blends and smoothies, and premium bottled water. North Castle formed the Beverage Group through the merger of six leading companies:  Saratoga Beverage Group, Inc.; M.H. Zeigler & Sons, Inc.; California Day-Fresh Foods, Inc.; Wiman Beverage Company, Inc.; Orchid Island Juice Company; and Fantasia Juice Company. 

    "We are delighted to welcome two seasoned and talented executives with comprehensive experience in the food and beverage sectors to our Beverage Group," said Ellen Marram, partner of North Castle.  "Ken is an exceptional business leader with a proven track record of producing breakthrough results in the businesses he has led.  His extensive experience in the food and beverage sector will assist us greatly as we pursue new opportunities and develop strategies to take full advantage of the strength of our brands. Bob is highly experienced in internal financial and business operations and in working with financial institutions." 

    "North Castle is building the leading premium beverage company by acquiring the strongest companies in this space. I look forward to leading The Beverage Group to profitably expand the business across different channels and build long-term value," said Mr. Romanzi. 

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    Mr. Braks is an experienced financial executive who has focused on creating profitable growth within the food and beverage sectors.  Since 1990, Mr. Braks has been with Steuben Foods, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Health Waters, Inc. For more than 10 years, he served with Cadbury Schweppes PLC in North America as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration. He began his career as a manager at Deloitte Haskins and Sells, an accounting firm.  He is a graduate of Manhattan College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About North Castle Partners 

    North Castle Partners, is a private equity firm with offices in Greenwich, CT and San Francisco, CA.  The firm has made over 30 investments in companies that provide products and services promoting healthy living and aging.  North Castle has made significant investments in specific growth sectors, including: Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements; Day Spas; Sports Nutrition; Healthy Beverages; Global Leisure Travel; Complementary and Alternative Medicines; and Fitness Clubs.

SOURCE North Castle Partners
CONTACT: Chris Tofalli of Broadgate Consultants, Inc., 212-232-2222, for North Castle Partners

LOAD-DATE: April 12, 2001 

[MCOLDB: 1961 BA]



[No Web Pages]



[Found 1]

Sr. Madeline Birmingham, r.c., a Cenacle Sister for over 40 years, is an experienced spiritual and retreat director. She also served for 19 years on the staff of the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, MA training and supervising spiritual directors in the US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Mauritius. She is co-author of Witnessing to the Fire: Spiritual Direction and the Development of Directors. She holds a B.A. from Boston University, M.R.E. from Manhattan College, and studied Pastoral Counseling at Iona College.

[JR: 1973 MA]



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[Engagement #1]

Rumor has it Jasper Brian Hellmann '98 has gotten engaged to his longtime sweetheart, Lea Napoli. They plan a Sep 2nd wedding.

[MCOLDB: No record]

[JR: Congrats. This is much more pleasant than recording obits.]



[No Jasper Graduations reported]



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


Copyright 2001 The Morning Call, Inc.  
The Morning Call (Allentown)
April 11, 2001, Wednesday FIRST EDITION
BYLINE: The Morning Call

Frank A. Doocey, 92, of Bethlehem died Monday, April 9, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Margaret (Ryan) Doocey. They were married for 67 years last month.

He was an attorney in Coopersburg for many years before retiring in 1994 and was the first director of Legal Aid for Lehigh County. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and St. John's University, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Born in Troy, N.Y., he was a son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth L. (O'Keeffe) Doocey.

He was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. He was a past member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Limeport, and past president of the Holy Name Society of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Queens, N.Y. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was a past member of the Coopersburg Lions Club and Citizens for Educational Freedom of the Lehigh Valley.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Robert E. of Middle Village, N.Y., Frank A. of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Elizabeth Jane of Queens, Eileen F. of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., Patricia A. of Woodstock, N.Y., Joan C. McCollum of Oakboro, N.C., Mary M. Guido of Wind Gap, Margaret of Bearsville, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters.

Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today, Downing Funeral Home, 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, and 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday in the church.

Contributions: Josephites, Baltimore, Md.

GRAPHIC: PHOTO by UNKNOWN Headshot of Doocey.

LOAD-DATE: April 16, 2001

[MCOLDB: 1930 & "Lost"]




Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
April 17, 2001 Tuesday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: Reaching Out From Inner Circle
BYLINE: Mohamad Bazzi

One is Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's boyhood friend and his most trusted adviser. The other has been one of the mayor's most important political patrons.

Peter Powers and Raymond Harding have played crucial roles in Giuliani's personal and political lives.

Powers, 57, served as Giuliani's first deputy mayor and became the second most-powerful man in City Hall.

The two have been friends for more than 40 years, since they met at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn. They both attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, where they joined the same fraternity and ran together for student office. They later attended New York University Law School together.

Powers managed Giuliani's first two mayoral campaigns, including the failed campaign of 1989, when Giuliani lost to David Dinkins by 2 percentage points.

"He has been the source of a tremendous amount of personal support for me," Giuliani said in August 1996 when he announced Powers' resignation as deputy mayor.

Powers left city government to join a hedge fund, and two years later he started a consulting firm that has clients with hundreds of millions of dollars in business before the Giuliani administration.

The two have remained close, and Powers reemerged last year as a key confidante to Giuliani on his marital and health problems.

Harding, 66, is the state Liberal Party leader whose endorsement helped Giuliani win the mayoralty in 1993.

Since then, Harding's party and his law firm have reaped the benefits. Harding's firm saw a boom in its lobbying business.

Two of Harding's children now work in the administration. Son Robert is the $156,000-a-year deputy mayor for economic development and another son, Russell, is president of the city's Housing Development Corp.

In the mayor's spoof of "The Godfather" at last month's Inner Circle show, Harding played hitman Luca Brazzi.

In 1995, Powers played the part of a schoolboy in an Inner Circle spoof of the Broadway musical "Grease." Giuliani played the lead role.

LOAD-DATE: April 17, 2001 

[MCOLDB: Peter Powers 1965 BA]



Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
April 16, 2001 Monday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: LEISURE SPORTS; Mwangi, Proffitt Win Queens Race
BYLINE: Micahel J; Woods

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Basketball Camp For Girls

A basketball camp for girls run by Manhattan College women's coach Sal Buscaglia will be offered at Manhattan College in Riverdale.

Team Camp, designed for teams to compete against other teams from the tri-state area, will run two sessions. The first session runs from June 28-July 1 and the second session is from Aug. 9-12.

Individual Camp also has two sessions. The first session runs June 28-July 1 and the second is Aug. 5-9.

An Individual Shooting Camp will run Aug. 9-12.

For more information, call the Manhattan College women's basketball office at 718-862-7940.

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LOAD-DATE: April 16, 2001



Copyright 2001 North Jersey Media Group Inc.  
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
SOURCE: Wire services
BYLINE: The Associated Press

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his wife, actress Donna Hanover, saw  their income jump by $ 75,000 in 2000, due mostly to Hanover's film and television work, according to tax returns released Friday.

The mayor and his wife earned $ 488,148 in 2000, compared with $413,603 the year before. They earned $ 508,533 in 1998, the highest amount during Giuliani's two terms.

In 2000, Giuliani earned $ 178,701 as mayor, and his wife earned $ 309,447.

The couple paid $ 146,055 in federal taxes and $ 49,463 in city and state taxes.

Among the couple's $ 13,959 in charitable contributions were $ 200 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Giuliani was successfully treated for prostate cancer last year; $ 2,000 to the Prostate Research Cancer Fund; and $ 500 to Manhattan College, Giuliani's alma mater.

The couple filed a joint return even though Giuliani filed for divorce last year after he began seeing another woman.

LOAD-DATE: April 16, 2001

[JR: No comment]



Copyright 2001 The Baltimore Sun Company
All Rights Reserved  
The Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2001 Thursday FINAL EDITION
HEADLINE: Air Force offers shot of top gun adrenaline;
Recruiting: F-16 flight simulators get the attention of the Air Force's target audience.
BYLINE: Johnathon E. Briggs

There was a Toys R Us across the street, but all the kids were lined up outside Annapolis Mall yesterday for the newest toy in town: the U.S. Air Force Experience.

Who could blame them? A real F-16 Fighting Falcon on display in the parking lot lured them to the high-tech recruiting exhibition that rolled into this Navy town Tuesday. Inside the huge trailer, the show aimed for its audience with giant video screen presentations, computer kiosks and a fleet of F-16 flight simulators that dared them to pilot a high-speed virtual mission.

The road show is designed to beef up the Air Force's recruiting as young people ages 17 to 25 -- the target audience -- have been gunning for high-paying civilian careers instead of military service.

Like other branches of the armed services, the Air Force in recent years has struggled to meet recruitment goals, and for fiscal year 1999, it fell 2.8 percent short of its 33,800 target. That had not happened since 1979, officials said. They also blame base closures and a reduced community presence for the falling numbers.

"Until two years ago, (the Air Force) never bought TV or radio advertising. We've had to increase our marketing budget and increase the number of street recruiters," Air Force Recruiting Service spokesman Maj. Terry Bowman said yesterday from his office in Texas.

Today, recruitment numbers are up, he said, thanks in part to this exhibition which "has been great help in reconnecting with America. It's a nice way to bring the Air Force to someone's back yard."

Hereford Middle School seventh-grader Andrew McLean, who is torn between a career in the Air Force and the Navy, couldn't wait to go on board yesterday with his father, Richard McLean, 55.

"You think you're top gun, fighting material?" fictional pilot John "Screech" York, the exhibit's virtual tour guide, asked the pair from a video screen. "It's a brain-draining experience, but one that could be the time of your life."

York registered the new "pilots" for their mission, assigned them code names -- Andrew became "Mocha," his father "Rowdy" -- before leading them to the preflight briefing in the next room.

Their mission: Destroy a bridge and abandoned oil derrick while dodging enemy flak. As the rookie pilots move into the simulator room, York reminds them that "the safety and security of the nation is in your capable hands."

But some hands are more capable than others.

Andrew, whose hand-eye coordination has been honed by hours of video games, was wobbly with the sensitive flight controls at first, but by the end of the five-minute mission, fired several air-to-surface missiles at the derrick.

His father sped low and fast through a canyon, only to crash on his attempted landing. His cockpit vibrated just enough to give the feel of impact.

"I told him after this he doesn't have to go to Disneyland," McLean, of Manchester, said of his son's Easter vacation plans.

"It was really cool. I could almost feel it in my stomach," gushed the 12-year-old, clutching his new photo ID card that came with a computer screen saver that links to the Air Force's Web site. He can't sign up for another five years but said the Air Force won this round of recruiting.

"This is a recruiter's dream," Staff Sgt. James Rumer said of the exhibition. "Our motto is 'No one comes close' and it's true to its word."

Recruiters in the trailer talked to visitors, answered questions and explained how the Air Force could enhance their education and career opportunities.

Airman 1st Class Paul Weinstein, 22, signed up two years ago to advance his dragging college career. The New Yorker said he struggled to hold down a full-time roofing job in Brooklyn and attend Manhattan College in the Bronx, where tuition was $20,000. He had a scholarship, but it covered half his expenses.

"I was killing myself trying to work and go to school," he recalled. "I looked around and the Air Force offered the best lifestyle and the best options for me. It's not easy going to school on a ship," he said, referring to the Navy.

Now based at Fort Meade, he is 1 1/2 semesters from getting a bachelor's degree in business management. His father, a Vietnam veteran who was in the Navy, jokingly calls him a "wing waxer," he said.

"But all in all, he's happy I joined."

The U.S. Air Force Experience will be at the Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis, 2001 Annapolis Mall, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It's on a cross-country tour through September.

GRAPHIC: Photo(s), "Brain-draining": Andrew McLean, 12, and his father,, Richard McLean, watch a video at the U.S. Air Force Experience, a, recruiting exhibit at Annapolis Mall., NANINE HARTZENBUSCH : SUN STAFF

LOAD-DATE: April 12, 2001 

[JR: Having worked full-time and went to MC full-time and participated in other activities "full-time", I can empathize but not sympathize. One shouldn't start what you can't finish. As for enticing people in with high tech and delivering them into menial servitude, what does one expect from the "government". Sigh! ]



CONTACT: Heidi W. Giovine



RIVERDALE, N.Y.  --  Children and adults with mental and physical disabilities from New York City, Westchester, Rockland and the Bronx will compete in the 22nd Annual Manhattan College Games on Saturday, April 28, from 8am to 2pm in the College's Draddy Gymnasium.

Throughout the day's events, all athletes will receive one-to-one attention from College volunteers as they compete in a variety of non-competitive sports and physical activities.

The Manhattan College Games begin with a colorful opening ceremony including banners and a parade of the athletes and volunteers.  Following the games is an awards ceremony where all athletes receive a medal and t-shirt in recognition of their athletic achievements.

The event is sponsored by Manhattan College's physical education department and the Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national honor fraternity for physical education.

Participants in the Manhattan College Games include students from New York City public schools, the Miriam de Soyza Learning Center, Project CHAMP, SPORT Program, New York Archdiocese Catholic Schools, and the Yonkers Parks and Recreation Department.

Dr. J. Carl Bennett, professor of physical education and human performance at Manhattan College, and the late Bill Byron, a Manhattan College alumnus whose field of expertise was special education, founded the Games in 1980.

Manhattan College is located at West 242 Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.  For further information or to become a Manhattan College Games volunteer, please call (718)862-7215.

Founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Manhattan College offers over 40 major fields of study in the programs of arts, business, education, engineering and science.




[No Resumes]



[Jasper Sports #1]

April 17, 2001

Knoxville, TN - The Manhattan College men's and women's track and field team competed Friday and Saturday at the Sea Ray Relay's held at the University of Tennessee. Leading the way for the Jaspers was Sophomore Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI), who placed sixth in the hammer throw (65.46 m).

On the women's side, senior Cheryl Drechsel (Port Jeffson Station, NY) finished seventh in the women's high jump (1.73 m)

The team returns to action Saturday, April 21, when they will compete at the Princeton Quad meet in Princeton, NJ.


April 17, 2001

Poughkeepsie, NY - The Manhattan College men's tennis team lost to Marist 6-1 on Monday. With that loss, the Jaspers fell to 13-3, 6-2 MAAC while Marist's improved to a perfect 9-0 in the MAAC.

Senior John Espinosa (Queens, NY) lost for the Jaspers at the number one singles position, 6-2, 6-0. The junior/senior duo of John Espinosa (Queens, NY) and Tona Chavaz-Geller (Oaxaca, Mexico) lost their match at the number one doubles spot. Chavaz-Geller nabbed the only win of the day for the Jaspers at number two singles, 6-4, 7-5.

1. John Espinosa (Man) lost to Patrick Hofer    6-2, 6-4
2. Tona Chavaz-Geller (Man) d. Mike Sowter   6-4, 7-5
3. NickGravagna (Man) lost to Alex Ilchenko   7-6, 6-3
4. Ajar Kumar (Man) lost to Victor Sapeznikov   6-1, 6-3
5 Paul Wawrzyniak (Man) lost to Pat Dahnert   7-6, 6-3
6. Klim Fedosienko (Man) lost to Juan Delgado   3-6, 7-5, 6-4


1. Espinosa/Chavaz-Geller (Man) lost to Hover/Sowter  8-3
2. Gravagna/Kumer (Man) d. Ilchenko/Sapeznikov   9-2
3. Wawrzyniak/Fedosienko (Man) lost to Dahnert/Delgado  9-7


April 17, 2001

STONYBROOK, NY - The Manhattan College women's team defeated Stonybrook 6-0 on Monday. With the win the Lady Jaspers improve to 10-3 while Stonybrook dropped to 9-7 overall.

Junior Nanaxhi Chavez-Geller (Oaxaca, Mexico) won for the Lady Jaspers at  number one singles, 6-4, 6-1. The duo of Chavez-Geller and Jasmine Whu (Staten Island, NY) won at number one doubles, 9-7.

1. Nanaxhi Chavez-Geller (Man) d. Martha Barrett    6-4, 6-1
2. Jasmine Whu (Man) tied with Barbara Affertsholt    -
3. Melissa Sunga (Man) d. Olesya Ianovitch     6-0, 6-0
4. Mary Jane McGuire (Man) d. Deanna Ghozan    6-1, 6-2
5. Courtney James (Man) d. Esther Forrester     6-3, 6-1
6. Shelen Warner (Man) d. Delquin Gong     Def

1. Chavex-Geller/Whu (Man) d. Barrett/Affertshot    9-7
2. Sunga/McGuire (Man) d. Ianovitch/Ghozan    8-4
3. James/Warner (Man) d. Forrester/Gong     def


April 17, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College softball team lost a tough game to Hofstra 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon.  Hofstra scored in the top of the second inning on a two-run homerun by Lindsay Sawyer (E. Longmeadow, MA).  Manhattan scored one in the bottom of the second, but couldn’t convert on two scoring opportunities.

Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY) pitched six and two-thirds innings allowing two earned runs and striking out three batters.  Michelle Chiappa (Pearl River, NY) went 1-2 with an RBI double and a walk.  Chiappa also reached on an error.

Lisa Ciavardini (Brewster, NY) went 2-3 with a triple and a run scored.  Amanda Hallaway (Garden Grove, CA) hit a sacrifice fly to score Ciavardini in the sixth inning.

The Lady Jaspers fell to 12-15 while Hofstra improved to 18-17.  Manhattan returns to action on Saturday for a doubleheader versus Rider at Gaelic Park at Noon.


April 17, 2001
Rory Maguire Scores Five Goals in the Loss

HAMDEN, CT – The Manhattan College women’s lacrosse team lost to Quinnipiac 13-7 on Tuesday afternoon.  The Braves jumped out to an 8-5 halftime lead and led 12-6 midway through the second half.  Rory Maguire (Bellerose Village, NY) scored a team-high five goals but Manhattan could not close the gap.

Jesse Rowley led Quinnipiac scoring a season-high six goals.  Braves’ goalkeeper Megan Matthews nabbed 21 saves in the win.

Maegan Cosgrove (Farmingville, NY) recorded 16 saves for Manhattan.


April 16, 2001
Pitcher Scott Martin Strikes Out Ten in the Win

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Manhattan College baseball team avoided a sweep and beat Fairfield 12-4 Monday afternoon.  Manhattan scored five runs in the second inning to take a 5-0 lead and continued to roll while holding the Stags to just four runs.

Pitcher and senior Tri-Captain Scott Martin (New Brunswick, Canada) went seven innings allowing seven hits, four earned runs and striking out ten batters.  Martin struck out eight of the ten Fairfield players at least once in the win to improve to 2-3 on the season.

The Jaspers’ offensive exploded to support Martin’s defensive effort, combining for 12 hits, 10 RBI and 12 runs.  Senior Tri- Captain Mike Lorento (Ronkonkoma, NY) led Manhattan, going 3-5 with a walk, home run, double, two runs scored and three RBI.  Fellow senior and Tri-Captain Paul Pulidore (Rockville Centre, NY) went 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI.  Junior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) also hit a solo homerun in the win.

The Jaspers improved to 13-14, 5-7 in the MAAC while Fairfield dropped to 10-19, 8-7 MAAC.  The Jaspers return to action on Wednesday when they face Army at West Point for a 3:30 PM game.


April 14, 2001
Ten Different Lady Jaspers Score in the Win

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College women’s lacrosse team beat Siena 16-5 Saturday afternoon.  Manhattan led 3-2 with 17 minutes left to play in the first half.  The  Lady Jaspers scored five unanswered goals in the final ten minutes of the first to take an 8-2 lead and the Saints would not threaten again.

Ten different Lady Jaspers scored in the win.  Freshman Alana Fevola (Pearl River, NY) scored three goals and added two assists to lead the Lady Jaspers in scoring while senior Moira Muthig (Nyack, NY) was simply outstanding with two goals, two assists, seven ground balls, four caused turnovers and three draw conclusions.  Melissa Medina (Pear River, NY), Rory Maguire (Bellerose Village, NY) and Kerry Carlsen (Pearl River, NY) each scored two goals each for the Lady J’s.

Manhattan improved to 3-9 (2-3 MAAC) while Siena dropped to 0-10 (0-3 MAAC).  The Lady Jaspers return to action on Tuesday at Quinnipiac.

Melissa Medina (2-2-4), Amy Kirkby (1-0-1), Rory Maguire (2-0-2), Maureen Moore (1-1-2), Maureen Tiffany (1-1-2), Erica St.Lucia (0-1-1), Alana Fevola (3-2-5), Elizabeth Tiffany (1-3-4), Moira Muthig (2-2-4), Kristin Caballero (1-0-1), Kerry Carlsen (2-0-2), Meredith McHale (0-1-1).
Sarah Estes (2-1-3), Kristen Sibilla (3-0-3), Jessica Laut (0-1-1)
Manhattan (Maegan Cosgrove – 9)
Siena (Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle – 16)


April 14, 2001

BRONX, NY – The Manhattan College men’s tennis team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 6-1, to win their sixth consecutive match on Saturday afternoon.  The Jaspers swept all three doubles matches to win the doubles point and followed that up with convincing wins at second through sixth singles.

With the win, Manhattan improved to 13-2.  Fairleigh Dickinson dropped to 13-2 on the year.

1. John Espinosa (MC) lost to Alex Sarria    6-4, 6-3
2. Tona Chavez-Geller (MC) d. Chris Keskorelos   6-2, 6-3
3. Nick Gravagna (MC) d. Todd Gordon     6-2, 7-6 (1)
4. Ajay Kumar (MC) d. David Wagreich    6-3, 6-1
5. Paul Wawryzniak (MC) d. Paul Wawrynek   6-2, 6-2
6. Klim Fedosienko (MC) d. Kivane Cubucku   Default

1. Espinosa/Chavez (MC) d. Gordon/Keskorelos   8-2
2. Gravagana/Kumar (MC) d. Sarria/Wagreich   8-6
3. Fedosienko/Wawryzniak (MC) d. Wawrynek/Cubucku  8-3


April 14, 2001
Senior Ken Rose Leads Jaspers To Victory With Four Goals

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team beat Providence, 15-8, on Saturday afternoon.  The Jaspers trailed 4-2 early in the second quarter but rallied to score 8 consecutive goals in the second and third quarter to take control of the game 10-4 with only one quarter remaining.

Ken Rose (North Rockland, NY) finished with 4 goals for the Jaspers to increase his team leading total to 19.  Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO) added 3 goals and 2 assists giving him a team leading 10 assists on the season, and freshman Chris Garlich (St. Louis, MO) scored 2 goals and added 3 assists.

Junior goalkeeper James Amandola (Medford, NY) finished with 9 saves.

With the win, Manhattan improved to 4-8 overall, 2-5 MAAC, while Providence dropped to 5-6, 3-3 MAAC.  The Jaspers return to action on Wednesday when they host Wagner at 3:30 pm in their final home game of the season.

Scoring by Periods     1     2     3     4     Total
Providence                 3     1     0     4       8
Manhattan                  2     5     3     5      15
Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists-Points):  Manhattan - Nick Silva (3-2-5), Chris Garlich (2-3-5), Ken Rose (4-0-4), Don Femminella (0-1-1), Michael Kelly (1-2-2), Brian Crimmins (1-1-2), Anthony Pintauro (1-0-1), Dan Tichy (2-0-2), Ryan Wheeler (1-0-1), Nick Conforto (0-1-1).  Providence – Skip Dunphy (4-1-5), Kyle Ojakian (0-5-5), Chris Houston (2-1-3), Kevin Kornobis (1-0-1), David Kole (1-0-1).
Saves                                                              Groundballs
Farley (Providence) – 11 saves                        Providence - 26
Amandola (Manhattan) – 9 saves                     Manhattan - 36
Providence - 18
Manhattan - 41


April 14, 2001

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Manhattan College baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader, 6-2 and 4-0, to MAAC opponent Fairfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Jaspers started off the afternoon well as they took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning of the first game on a single by sophomore Dan Blackman (Syosset, NY) and an RBI single by Eric Sullivan (Ronkonkoma, NY), but Manhattan left runners on second and third in that inning.  Fairfield would score three runs in both the bottom of the second and third innings as they knocked starter Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) out of the game.  Manhattan scored another in the sixth inning, but the Jaspers never really threatened to get back in the game.

In the second game, Fairfield’s Steve Colcord pitched a dominating seven-inning shutout.  He allowed only two hits, both to Blackman, walked none, and struck out nine to improve to 3-4 on the year.  Senior Tom Foley (Blue Point, NY) gave up 4 runs, all earned in five innings pitched to take the loss and fall to 4-3 on the season.

Blackman finished the doubleheader 3-6, with a walk and a run scored.  Manhattan’s bullpen pitched well, as three different pitchers went a total of 7 innings and gave up only five hits and one run.

With the sweep, Fairfield improved to 10-18 overall, 8-6 MAAC, while Manhattan dropped to 12-14 overall, 4-7 MAAC.  The two teams will meet for the final time this year on Monday at 12:00 pm.


April 12, 2000
Freshman Alana Fevola Scores Five Goals in the Loss

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Manhattan College women’s lacrosse team lost to Fairfield 16-9 on Thursday afternoon.  The Lady Jaspers trailed 7-4 at the half, but Fairfield scored nine goals in the second to earn the victory.

Freshman Alana Fevola (Pearl River, NY) scored five goals while junior Melissa Media (Pearl River, NY) scored two goals and five assists for a total of seven points to lead the Lady Jaspers.

Manhattan fell to 2-9, 1-3 MAAC while Fairfield improved 6-4, 5-0 MAAC.  The Lady Jaspers return to action on Saturday when they face Siena at 3:30 PM at Gaelic Park.

Manhattan College
Alana Fevola (5-0-5), Amy Kirkby (1-0-1), Melissa Medina (1-5-7), Elizabeth Tiffany (1-0-1).
C. Cunningham (4-3-7), M. Uhr (1-0-1), L. Uhr (3-0-3), Sindall (1-0-1), M. Cunningham (1-0-1), C. Perry (1-0-1), M. Miller (2-3-5), Schaffer (2-0-2), Greene (1-1-2).
Manhattan (Cosgrove – 10)
Fairfield (Crane – 9)



[Email 1]

From: John G. O'Shea
Subject: Leonard Wood
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 15:09:13 -0400

Can you put me in touch with Leonard Wood  1972


John O'Shea

[JR: Not by email.  What you saw was my reporting that his email address dropped of the Jasper Jottings email distribution list. The best I can do is give you the information I used to send him a post card. I suggest that you give him a call. Because he is a lawyer, I verified the information against the Martingale lawyer's database. Here's what I have. Good luck. Let's us know how you make out.]

From: John G. O'Shea
Subject: Re: Leonard Wood
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 18:01:33 -0400

Thanks for answering me. All those guys who talked to much when I was at Manhattan went on to become lawyers


[JR: I'm glad you said that and not me. I get enough kvetching about my opinions. Your turn?]

[MCOLDB: 1972 BA]


[Email 2]

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:50:39 -0400
From: Kenneth G. Schwarz
Subject: Jasper Jottings Invitation

Thanks for the invitation, but I'm already subscribed at my office e-mail address:  <privacy invoked>.  By the way, notwithstanding the complaints that one sometimes reads, I think you are doing a remarkable job and deserve all the credit in the world.  The political and religious blurbs help make things more interesting.  If someone doesn't like them, they don't have to read them.  Diversity is what makes the country great, and makes life a lot more interesting.

[JR: I guess if I was more organized, or had any organization at all, I would have known that. But, I am still traveling up the "data, information, knowledge, and wisdom" curve and I am down in the "drowning id data" section. Thanks for the kudos. The comments are the price of admission which is what some people don't realize.]

[MCOLDB: 1964 BS]


[Email 3]

From: Chuck Theisen
Subject: Correction of my class year at Manhattan
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:02:17 -0400

Dear John,

I enjoy reading the jottings and, while I don't always agree, I appreciate your commentary on the world scene. <extraneous deleted>

Charles J. Theisen, Jr., Ph.D.

[JR: Boy, eveyone's trying to get on my good side this week. Those Easter "Savior-related" movies must have really had an impact. I especially thought the animation or claymation one was really "lame". All comments gratefully accepted but you still have to pay full-price for the subscription.]

[MCOLDB: 1957 BS]


[Email 4]

Date: 13 Apr 2001 18:08:12 -0000
From: J.J. Flynn
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 13 April 2001

Kindly delete me from your e mail list. Thanks, J.J. Flynn

[JR: Can't tell which Flynn you are or why you are leaving? Was it something I said? I don't think I've been too fringe lately.]




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