Friday 27 April 2001

Dear Jaspers,

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Prepared on the road under difficult circumstances.

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.

Interesting how they don’t include the price of energy in the cost of living. It couldn’t be that they then would have to pay COLA to all the Social Security recipients? How did we ever let them pass the income tax and take us of the gold STANDARD? But, then they can inflate the currency at will. By putting us on a standard that means nothing, it disconnects us from reality. Then, we need them to help us understand how to get along. Making them indispensable, ensures their reelection. 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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1953 BA

Griffin, John J.


1953 BBA

McEneney, Michael F.


1954 BA

Scheid, John


1957 BA

Obermaier, Otto G.


1960 BS

Doyle, Timothy S., Sr.


1961 BA

McCarthy, John T.

Found 2

1969 BA

Tucci, Joseph


1973 BS

Delaney, Donald P.

Found 1

1981 BS

Lutz, Peter


1996 MEN

Abel, B. Paul








1996 MEN

Abel, B. Paul


1973 BS

Delaney, Donald P.

Found 1

1960 BS

Doyle, Timothy S., Sr.


1953 BA

Griffin, John J.


1981 BS

Lutz, Peter


1961 BA

McCarthy, John T.

Found 2

1953 BBA

McEneney, Michael F.


1957 BA

Obermaier, Otto G.


1954 BA

Scheid, John


1969 BA

Tucci, Joseph





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[Found 1]

Don Delaney

Donald P. Delaney graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in Education in 1973 and was awarded a Masters Degree in Human Relations from New York Institute of Technology in 1976. He began his career in Law Enforcement in 1973 and was promoted to the rank of Investigator in 1983. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and then Senior Investigator in 1986. In 1987, he was appointed to the position of Supervisor of the Major Case Squad. Since 1990, he and his squad have primarily investigated computer crime, telecommunications fraud and homicide, having executed more than 40 search warrants in this area and more than 100 arrests for high tech crime. Don was a regular teacher of a four hour block on telecommunications fraud to classes attending the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and has taught at the FBI Academy.

In addition to articles he has written in several publications, Don authored two chapters in the McGraw Hill publication CRIMINAL AND CIVIL INVESTIGATIONS HANDBOOK on " Investigating Computer Crime" and "Investigating Telecommunications Fraud", Jan 1993. Don has been interviewed about computer crime on ABC, NBC, CBS and the FOX broadcast, "America’s Most Wanted". Many of his cases have been highlighted in books.

Mr. Delaney is a regular lecturer at Network and Computer Security Conferences and Universities. In addition, he has worked as a corporate security consultant, and criminal investigations advisor for film and books. Last year he presented lectures in Oslo, Norway and Dublin, Ireland. Don, in conjunction with Computer Concepts Corp. has developed programs that do forensic examinations of computer drives, including servers, by means of a CD Rom. Don has recently retired from the New York State Police and is working full time at ComputerCOP Inc. as a Vice President in their ComputerCOP division.

ComputerCOP Inc.
A Division of NetWolves Technologies
80 Orville Drive
Bohemia, NY 11716

[MCOLDB: 1973 BS]


[Found 2]

John T. McCarthy

Mr. McCarthy, a Director of, Inc. brings tremendous Domestic and International experience to our Board of Directors.   He has an extensive and prominent record of public service for the United States Department of State.  He has been U.S. Ambassador to two important countries.  As Ambassador to Tunisia, after the Gulf War, Mr. McCarthy was given the responsibility of repairing damaged relations and restoring trade and investment with this important and prosperous mid-east nation.  He was the first American official ever authorized to carry on close dialogue with Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat.  As U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon during that country’s civil war, Mr. McCarthy promoted the Taif Agreement, which led to the end of that conflict.  He and his staff endured six months of intense bombardment in 1989 prior to the peace accord.

In his most recent capacity at the State Department he was a Senior Inspector and Team Leader with the responsibility of assessing embassy management, use of resources and achievement of policy objectives.  As a consultant, Mr. McCarthy was charged with evaluating the performance of the Bangkok Embassy during the Asian financial crisis.  He also reviewed the performance and achievement of the American Ambassadors in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Bahrain and Yemen.

He is currently Chairman of the International Save The Children Alliance, helping to raise funds and promote programs for 26 nationally based charities with annual budgets of $400 million.  Mr. McCarthy holds an MPA from Harvard University (1973) and a BA in History from Manhattan College (1961).  He is fluent in French and Thai with a working knowledge of Italian. 

[MCOLDB: 1961 BA]



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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.]


Obituary in the Rockland Journal News 4/18/01

John J. Griffin of New City, N.Y. died on April 17. John was born in NYC on 2/2/32. Graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School, Manhattan College and St. John's Law School. Real estate attorney for Krashes, Ross, Gess and Brown in Spring Valley, NY. Lt. Colonel in USMC during Korean War. Survived by wife Mary.

[MCOLDB: 1953 BA]



Copyright 2001 The Hartford Courant Company  
April 25, 2001 Wednesday, STATEWIDE

DOYLE, Timothy S., Sr.

Timothy S. Doyle, Sr., 63 of Essex Rd. in Old Saybrook, died Tuesday, (April 24, 2001) at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. He was the beloved husband of Mary Anne (Boylan) Doyle. He was born December 31, 1937 in Pleasantville, NY. Mr. Doyle earned his Bachelor's Degree from Manhattan College in New York and his Masters Degree at Fairfield University. He taught for eight years in Hastings, NY, and then he was the Principal for 26 years at John Winthrop Junior High School in Deep River. In 1995 he was awarded the highest honor for work and superior efforts in furthering Middle School level education from the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), and joined their staff as an assistant executive director for middle school level education. In 1999, he became the director of the newly established Connecticut Principal Center. He was also on the Old Saybrook Board of Finance for many years. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Timothy S. Doyle, Jr. of Congers, NY; four daughters, Colleen Doyle of Old Saybrook, Tara Brink of Andover, MA, Erin Reid of Old Saybrook, and Mandy Ryan of Yonkers, NY. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey and Amanda Simoni, Caroline and Katherine Brink, Michael and Meghan Doyle, Conor, Cori, Nolan and Aidan Reid, and Padraig Ryan. Funeral procession will be leaving the Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, Friday at 9:45 a.m. followed by a funeral liturgy, 10 a.m. at St. John's R.C. Church in Old Saybrook. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Old Saybrook. Calling hours will be held Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund in Memoryof Timothy S. Doyle, Sr., c/o DavidM. Royston, Esq., 15 Elm St., OldSaybrook 06475.

LOAD-DATE: April 26, 2001

[MCOLDB: 1960 BS]



Copyright 2001 North Jersey Media Group Inc. 
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
BYLINE: The Record

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JOHN SCHEID, 67, of West Caldwell, formerly of Edgewater, died April 14. He was a graduate of Manhattan College. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 116, Edgewater, and Knights of Columbus Madonna Council 520, Englewood. His body was donated to science.

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Copyright 2001 Gannett Company, Inc.  
April 23, 2001, Monday, FINAL EDITION
HEADLINE: CEOs need X-ray vision in transition How EMC's new chief steered company through first 100 days
BYLINE: Del Jones

Joseph Tucci will complete his first 100 days in office this week, 3 days ahead of President Bush. Tucci, 53, took over as CEO of data storage giant EMC on Jan. 17 after joining the company a year ago as chief operating officer. Bush, 54, was sworn in Jan. 20. Like Bush, Tucci follows a predecessor who held the job through 8 years of good economic times. A $ 1,000 investment in EMC at the end of 1990 would have swelled to nearly $ 400,000 by the end of 2000. Also like Bush, Tucci arrived just in time to encounter a punishing stock market. Since Tucci took over, EMC stock has been cut nearly in half despite Tucci's goal that revenue will grow at least 20% this year from $ 8.9 billion last year.

EMC, 216 on the Fortune 500, has been one of the fastest-growing large companies in the country. Those who haven't heard of EMC have surely crossed its digitized trail. It stores the massive data requirements of everything from airline reservation systems to credit card companies.

U.S. presidents aren't the only ones under the microscope from the very beginning. So, as Tucci closes in on his first 100 days, he spoke to USA TODAY management reporter Del Jones about what a CEO can expect to encounter and accomplish in such a short time.

Q: Is the transition of power at a large company similar to the transition of the presidency?

A: No. At our company it has been a lot like passing a bottle of nitroglycerin. The day I came in, (former CEO, now chairman) Michael Ruettgers had two hands firmly grasped on the bottle. After awhile he let me put one hand on the bottle, and as time went on, the second hand on. Then he took one hand off, then the other, with his two hands cupped below. I think I have an advantage on President Bush because his transition team worked a month, then he had the ball. In my case, Mike is still around as chairman, friend and a mentor for advice.

Q: Presidents must consider their legacy. Jim Kelly, the CEO of UPS, has recommended that new CEOs pause on their very first day and think about what the company will look like their last day on the job. What do you think?

A: Jim Kelly is a friend of mine and I think he's right. I am not worried about my legacy, but you do need a vision for what you would like to see happen. I want this to become one of the five most valued companies in the world. I like that goal because it's easy to measure. I want it to be one of the most admired. I want to leave the company with high growth prospects, and I'd like my successor to say this company is still on a mission. I'd like the owners to say EMC gave them the best returns in their entire portfolio.

Q: New presidents surround themselves with their own executive team. Is that just as crucial for a CEO?

A: If you are insecure enough to surround yourself with your own team, that's a weakness. This company didn't get to where it is by having a weak staff. Good leaders always leave room for debate and different opinions.

At the end of the day, you have to go out as a team. If I pull left and they go right, I'm going to ax them in a heartbeat. The team has to be in harmony. But before you move out, there needs to be a debate. Leadership is not a right. You have to earn it.

Q: This is your second time as a CEO, but the circumstances are quite different. When you were CEO of Wang Global, the company was emerging from bankruptcy protection. This time, you take over one of the most successful companies in recent years. How does that make a difference in how you handle the first 100 days?

A: At Wang, I first had to stop the bleeding. Second, there was a renewal process. Third, the most fun, was to execute a plan and grow.

Obviously, here at EMC there is no stabilization phase. But every company needs a healthy paranoia. It's the CEO's job to keep it on the edge, to put tension in the system. You have to do the right thing for the right circumstances.

Q: Should chief operating officers expect co-workers to treat them differently when they are promoted to CEO?

A: Even though I was COO, you feel it instantly when you become CEO. The way people look at you. They're looking for any flinching. You have to be confident. You have to communicate, communicate, communicate. You have to lead by example. I've always traveled about 40-50% of the time. In the first 100 days it's been about 70% of the time.

Q: Do competitors try to take advantage of a new CEO in the first 100 days? Do they attempt to cash in on the uncertainty of the transition?

A: They can, sure. At Wang, one of the reasons we were declining 40% to 50% was because competitors smelled blood and sensed the weakness. Wang competitors had a sales program to attack our base. At EMC, I think our competitors know our transition has been seamless. Here, we're on the offensive.

Q: Mr. Ruettgers served 8 years in very good economic times, as did President Clinton. Like President Bush, you took over in an economic rough patch, to say the least. Are there adjustments a new CEO must make in such circumstances?

A: The economy has toughened, and it happened so fast. Economic tough times are like a war. Companies that focus on their core have to defend only one front. That's why companies like Intel in chips and Microsoft in software have been stellar over decades. Many of our competitors are playing in data storage, but also servers and a variety of products. They have many fronts to fight. I am fighting a one-front war. I will not cut back a penny on R&D, which is over $ 1 billion a year. I'm going to continue to invest in service, sales and sharpen our supply chain. I'm going to be Dr. Death on other expenses.

If we do this right, we will extend our lead over the competition. Focus is the secret ingredient. Great companies have great people and maniacal focus. This is what I keep pushing: What got us here won't keep us here. You can tell more about people in tough times. My admiration for the team has grown.

Advice for CEOs

* Treat tough economic times like war. It's easier to fight a one-front war, so focus on the core product.

* When you become CEO, prepare to be treated differently, even if you have been with the company a long time.

* Expect competitors to take advantage of CEO transitions.

* Don't throw out the old management team. That's a sign of weakness.

* On Day 1, have a bold vision for where the company should be on your last day.


About Joseph Tucci of EMC

* Bachelor's degree from Manhattan College, 1969; MBA from Columbia University, 1984.

* Began career as a systems programmer at RCA, 1970. Before joining Wang Global in 1990, he spent 18 years at Unisys, rising to president of U.S. Information Systems.

* CEO of Wang Global, 6 years. Guided Wang through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and transformed it from a computer maker into a network technology services firm.

* Under Tucci's leadership, Wang acquired and integrated 10 companies from 1995 through 1998, and its market capitalization more than tripled. In June 1999, Wang was acquired by Getronics, a global information services company based in Amsterdam.

* In 2000, during his year as chief operating officer, EMC hired more than 6,000 employees. Sales grew 32%. Goal is for more than 20% sales growth in 2001.

GRAPHIC: PHOTO, B/W, Elwin Williamson; Fearless leader: Joseph Tucci, CEO of data storage giant EMC, is surrounded by employees dressed in their Super Storage finery.

LOAD-DATE: April 23, 2001    

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Copyright 2001 Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.  
April 22, 2001 Sunday, Final Chaser
BYLINE: The Arizona Republic

The Arizona Republic's Investment Strategies Forum will feature more than 40 speakers in the financial field.

The event will be held at the Phoenix Civic Plaza on April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $35. To attend, fill out the registration form that runs as an ad in today's newspaper or download the form from

Here is a partial list of speakers who will be attending the event from other cities.

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B. Paul Abel

Senior vice president, Kinetics Asset Management

Abel manages the Kinetics Medical and Energy funds. He came from Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he was involved in researching and developing programs in nuclear physics, computer programming and industrial design. He has a bachelor's degree in physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a master's degree in mechanical and nuclear engineering from Manhattan College.

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GRAPHIC: Photos (4); B. Paul Abel, John W. Hollyer, Robert L. Rodriguez, Alexander Thorndike

LOAD-DATE: April 24, 2001    

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[Jasper Sports #1]

April 25, 2001
Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader From Lafayette

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College baseball team evened its season record at 17-17 with a doubleheader sweep of Lafayette on Wednesday afternoon.  The Jaspers scored two runs in the first inning of the first game on RBI doubles by Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) and Eric Sullivan (Ronkonkoma, NY), and Mike Sullivan (Stony Point, NY) pitched 5.2 innings of 2-hit, 1-run ball to get his second win of the year.  David Preston (Albany, NY) got the final out of the sixth inning and retired Lafayette in order in the seventh for his first save.

In the second game, Lafayette scored one in the top of the first, but Manhattan answered in the bottom of the second on a leadoff walk to Anderson and two consecutive singles to E. Sullivan and Paul Pulidore (Rockville Centre, NY).  With one run in and two on, Lafayette pitcher Marcus Ward shut down the Jaspers without allowing another run.  The game would remain scoreless until the bottom of the seventh when E. Sullivan singles and scored the game-winning run on a walk-off single by Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY).  After getting his first save in the first game, David Preston pitched 1.2 innings for his second win of the year.

 Eric Sullivan finished the day 3-6 with a double, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored.  Wendell Anderson finished 2-5 with a double, a walk, 2 runs scored, and 1 RBI.

 Lafayette dropped to 9-28 on the year with the losses.  Manhattan returns to action this weekend when they host Marist at 12:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.


April 25, 2001
Women’s Lacrosse Drops 8-3 Decision To Sacred Heart

RIVERDALE, NY – The Sacred Heart Pioneers spoiled Senior Day for the Manhattan College Women’s Lacrosse Team on Wednesday afternoon.  The Pioneers scored five unanswered goals in the second half to defeat the Lady Jaspers 8-3.

Manhattan had honored its four seniors, Liz Tiffany (Blauvelt, NY), Maureen Tiffany (Blauvelt, NY), Jessica Alzate (West Hartford, CT), and Moira Muthig (Nyack, NY), before the game, and early on the Lady J’s seemed to have momentum as Liz Tiffany scored the first goal of the game and assisted another to help Manhattan take a 3-1 lead.  Sacred Heart scored twice in the final seven minutes of the first half to knot the game at three at the intermission, and the Pioneers dominated the second half as they pulled away for the 8-3 win.

 With the loss, Manhattan ended its regular season 4-12, but they will enter this weekend’s MAAC playoffs as the #4 seed where they will face top-seeded Fairfield on Saturday.


April 23, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College men’s and women’s tennis teams both finished second at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships this past weekend.  It was the first time either team had qualified for the championship match.

The second-seeded men lost Sunday’s championship match to top-seeded Marist, 5-2, after winning a dramatic 4-3 match with St. Peter’s on Saturday afternoon.  Ajay Kumar (New York, NY), who had won the decisive match against St. Peter’s in a third set tiebreak, continued his outstanding play with a 6-4, 6-3 win at number four singles.  He teamed with Nick Gravagna (Whitestone, NY) to win at second doubles, but Marist won both first and third doubles to win the doubles point.  The only other win for the Jaspers came from Paul Wawrzyniak (Forest Hills, NY) at number five singles, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6.

The women, who entered the tournament as co-number 1 seed, had coasted into Sunday’s final with a 7-0 win over Fairfield and a 4-0 win over Niagara but dropped a 5-2 decision to two-time defending conference champion Loyola.  The Lady J’s lost the doubles point after dropping the second doubles match and defaulting third doubles only one game into the match when sophomore Daisy Hamburg (Jackson, MS) injured her ankle and was taken to the hospital by ambulance for x-rays.  She would return to the courts later in the afternoon after the x-rays found no fracture.

Trailing 1-0, the Jaspers made things interesting in singles as freshman Melissa Sunga (Bergenfield, NJ) was first off the court with a convincing win at number three singles.  Loyola won at fifth and sixth singles, 6-3, 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (6), 6-4, respectively, to take a 3-1 lead, but first, second, and fourth singles all went to a decisive third set.  Loyola would clinch the match by winning fourth singles before splitting the top two singles.

Both teams wrap-up their seasons at the Metropolitan Collegiate Tennis Conference Championships this weekend at the U.S. Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.  With no further dual match play, the men finish the year 15-4 and the women finish with a team record 13 wins and only four losses.


April 21, 2001
Women to Face Loyola in the MAAC Finals

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY – The Manhattan College women’s tennis team beat Niagara 4-0 in the semi-finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon.

With the win the Co-#1 seed Lady Jaspers advance to meet Co-#1 seed Loyola for the MAAC Championship at 11:00 AM.

1. Nanaxhi Chavez-Geller (Man)  - Milna Matkjenic  DNF
2. Jasmine Whu (Man)  - Colleen Willick DNF
3. Melissa Sunga d.  Colleen Caney  6-1, 6-0
4. Mary Jane McGuire (Man)  - Andra Majocha    DNF
5. Courtney James (Man) d. Mary Ann Schuth     6-0, 6-2
6. Shelyn Warner (Man) d. Tricia Hathaway    6-2, 6-1

1. Chavex-Geller/Whu (Man) d. Matijenic/Majocha    8-1
2. Sunga/McGuire d. Wilick/Caney DNF
3. James/Daisy Hamburg (Man) d Schuth/Hathaway  8-2


April 21, 2001
Face Marist for the MAAC Finals

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY - The Manhattan College men’s tennis team beat St. Peter’s  4-3 in a dramatic semi-final match of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon.

The match was tied at three-all until #4 singles Ajay Kumar (New York, NY) beat Slobodan Djakic 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, (8-6) in front of over a hundred spectators at the American Tennis and Sports Club.

With the win the #2 seeded Jaspers advance to meet #1 seeded Marist for the MAAC Championship at 10:30 AM.

1. John Espinosa lost to Alez Taunean (SPC) 6-2, 6-0
2. Tona Chavez-Geller (MC) d. Paul Teddy (SPC)   6-3, 7-6, (7-2)
3. Nick Gravagna (MC) lost to Frank Strangeman (SPC)  6-3, 6-3
4. Ajay Kumar (MC) d. Slobodan Djukic (SPC) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, (8-6)
5. Paul Wawrzyniak (MC) d. Patrick Mazurkiewicz (SPC)  6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6.  Klim Fedosienko (MC) d. Ben Nandy (SPC)   6-2, 6-4

1.  Chavez-Geller/Espinose (MC) lost to Taunean/Strangeman (SPC)  8-5
2.  Gravanga/Kumar (MC) d. Djakic/Maristary (SPC)  8-5
3. Wawrzyniak/Fedosienko (MC) lost to Teddy/Mazurkiewicz (SPC) 8-6


April 21, 2001
Scott Martin Picks Up His Third Win of the Year

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – The Manhattan College baseball team split a doubleheader with Iona on Saturday afternoon, winning the first game 8-0 and losing the second 5-4 in 10 innings.

In the first game, captains ruled as senior Tri-Captain Scott Martin (New Brunswick, Canada) pitched nine innings, struck out eight batters and allowed only five hits in the complete game shutout for the Jaspers.  Fellow captains Paul Pulidore (Rockville Centre, NY) and Mike Lorento (Ronkonkoma, NY) led the offensive attack as Pulidore went 2-2 with three runs scored and two RBI and Lorento went 3-5 with one run scored, a double and an RBI.  Freshman Mike Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY) also hit well, going 2-3 with three runs scored and two RBI.

In game two, the Jaspers led 4-3 until Iona tied up the game on an error in the bottom of the ninth.  The game, originally scheduled to be seven innings, went ten with Iona pulling out the victory.  Lorento added a hit and a run scored while junior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) led the Jaspers with one hit and two runs scored.

The Jaspers now stand at 15-16, 6-8 MAAC and return to action on Sunday for a single game at Iona at Noon.


April 21, 2001
Junior Kara Husband Pitches Nine Outstanding Innings in Two Games

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College softball split a double header with Rider on Saturday afternoon, losing a heartbreaker 4-3 and winning 6-5 in the second.

In game one, Manhattan trailed 3-0, but scored two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to tie the game.  Rider added one in the seventh to take the lead.  The Lady Jaspers came right back when Jessica Mack (Marlboro, NJ) reached on an error and she advanced to second on a passed ball.   Manhattan was inches from winning the game when Amanda Rogers’ (New Fairfield, CT) 220-yard shot to left field was called foul by less than a foot.  Kara Husband (Depew, NY) pitched 3.1 innings and struck out five in her relief effort.

Manhattan jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning in game two.  Rogers went 2-4 with two RBI and one run scored.  Catcher Stephanie Haller (Portland, OH) went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored.  Husband pitched 6.1 innings, allowed one earned run, six hits and struck out eight.

Manhattan stands at 13-16, 4-4 MAAC while Rider is 19-19, 3-5 MAAC.  The Lady Jaspers play a doubleheader versus Fairfield at Noon.


April 19, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College women’s lacrosse team lost to Drexel University 13-7 on Thursday afternoon.  The Lady Jaspers were up 3-1 early in the first half when Drexel scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead at half time.  Drexel dominated the second half, scoring five consecutive goals to take a 9-4 lead then added four more goals to ice the game.

Drexel sophomore Jaime Connahan (Sewell, NJ) scored four goals while junior Jessica Giordani (Cockeyville, MD) added three goals and one assist.

Freshman Alana Fevola (Pearl River, NY) and junior Rory Maguire (Bellerose Village, NY) led the Lady Jaspers with two goals each.

The Lady Jaspers drop to 3-11 while Drexel improved to 3-8.  The Lady Jaspers return to action on Sunday at 10:00 AM at Gaelic Park.

MANHATTAN:  Alana Fevola (2-0-2), Rory Maguire (2-0-2), Melissa Medina (1-0-1), Amy Kirkby (1-0-1), Moria Muthig (1-0-1), Maureen Tiffany (0-1-1)
DREXEL:  K. Brady (1-0-1), S. Henshaw (1-0-1), K. Rand (3-0-3), J. Connahan (4-1-5), J. Kosmaczewski (0-1-1), L. Bean (0-2-2), J. Giordani (3-1-4), S. Gula (1-0-1)
Drexel (S. Sarker – 6)
Manhattan (M. Cosgrove – 12)

Drexel – 30
Manhattan – 15

Drexel – 33
Manhattan – 32


April 18, 2001

WEST POINT, NY – The Manhattan College baseball team rallied from three runs down to beat Army 12-9 on Wednesday evening.  Army held a 9-6 lead at the end of the seventh inning, but Manhattan scored five runs in the top of the eighth to take the lead for good.

For the second game in a row, senior Co-Captains Mike Lorento (Ronkonkoma, NY) and Paul Pulidore (Rockville Centre, NY) led the Jaspers with three and two hits respectively.  Lorento went 3-6 with a double, homerun, RBI and two runs scored.   Junior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) also hit well, going 3-5 with a double, homerun and three runs scored.

Ian Quinn (Catskill, NY) picked up his first win of the season while Tom Turner (Brooklyn, NY) nabbed his seventh save of the year.

The Jaspers improved to 14-14 while Army fell to 12-19-1.  Manhattan plays University of Connecticut Thursday at 6:00 PM in Storrs, CT.


April 18, 2001
Jaspers’ Honor Seven Seniors in Final Home Game of the Season

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team celebrated their final home game of the season with a 21-11 rout of Wagner on Wednesday afternoon. Manhattan led 3-2 near the end of the first quarter before scoring seven unanswered goals to take a 9-2 lead.  The two teams scored 11 goals in the third quarter with Manhattan pulling ahead 17-7.  Wagner tied Manhattan in the fourth with four goals, but could not cut the ten-goal deficit.

Today marked the final home game of the 2001 season and the Jaspers paid tribute to the seven seniors that comprise the College’s first Division I recruiting class.  All seven played and gave outstanding efforts.  Ken Rose (North Rockland, NY) scored a game-high five goals, Ryan Cosgrove (Suffern, NY) added two goals and four assists for a total of six points and Dan Tichy (Bayport, NY) got the start for the Jaspers in goal and nabbed four saves.  Fellow seniors Ryan Wheeler (Solon, OH), Brian Crimmins (Thiells, NY) and Wayne Sitar (Commack, NY) each scored.  Wheeler and Crimmins each finished with two goals and an assist for three points.  Justin Cartwright (Albany, NY) rounded out the senior effort with an outstanding game on defense.

Bryan Gallagher (Kinnelon, NJ) led the Sea Hawks with three goals and four assists for a total of seven points.  James Servidio (Staten Island, NY) scored five goals and two assists for seven points.

The Jaspers improved to 5-8, 3-5 MAAC.  Manhattan returns to action on Wednesday, April 25, at 3:30 PM at Stony Brook.


April 18, 2001
Beats Hofstra 6-1 in Final Tune Up

HEMPSTEAD, NY - The Manhattan College women's team defeated Hofstra 6-1 on Wednesday.   Junior Nanaxhi Chavez-Geller (Oaxaca, Mexico), senior Jasmine Whu (Staten Island, NY) and sophomore Courtney James (Mt. Kisco, NY) won two matches for the Lady Jaspers.   Manhattan improved to 11-3 overall.

The Manhattan College women’s tennis team returns to action on Friday at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships held at the Americana Tennis and Sports Club in Hopewell Junction, NY.  The Lady Jaspers are the Co-Number One seed, seeded higher than third for the first time in College history.

1. Nanaxhi Chavez-Geller (Man) d. Mihaela Stefan    6-4, 6-4
2. Jasmine Whu (Man) d. Kristen Robert  6-1, 6-2
3 Vesna Jaksic (HOF) d. Melissa Sunga 5-7, 7-6 (4), (7-3)
4. Mary Jane McGuire (Man) d. Jennifer Freedman    7-5, 6-2
5. Courtney James (Man) d. Jaime McGrath     6-0, 6-3
6. Shaleen Dastur (Man) d. Lauren Frankie    6-1, 6-1

1. Chavex-Geller/Whu (Man) d. Jaksic/Robert    8-3
2. Stefan/Freedman (HOF)d. Sunga/McGuire  8-6
3. James/Daisy Hamburg (Man) d. McGrath/Frankie 9-8 (7-3)



[Email 1]

Date: 18 Apr 2001 23:59:04 -0000
From: <<email address but no name>>
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 13 April 2001

Obituary in the Rockland Journal News 4/18/01

John J. Griffin of New City, N.Y. died on April 17. John was born in NYC on 2/2/32. Graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School, Manhattan College and St. John's Law School. Real estate attorney for Krashes, Ross, Gess and Brown in Spring Valley, NY. Lt. Colonel in USMC during Korean War. Survived by wife Mary.


[Email 2]

From: Peter Lutz
Subject: Thanks !
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 14:59:08 -0400


I just wanted to say thanks for sending me the postcards when I've dropped off Jottings (full mailbox again). I really do appreciate your efforts in collecting the information for the Jasper community and for caring enough to send a postcard. Although I may not always agree with all of your political views (some of them make a lot of sense actually), I will always defend your right to express them however you wish. That is the beauty of our country and one which we should always cherish.

Sincerely yours,
Peter Lutz

[MCOLDB: 1981 BS]


[Email 3]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Alum in the News
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 22:51:48 -0400

Dear John,

               Friday's NY Law Journal (4/20/01) on page 2 has an interesting book review by Otto G. Obermaier, Esq. '57 of a book entitled "Unwise Passions: . . . First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America" by Alan Pell Crawford. As always Mr. Obermaier's writing is clear and entertaining. The book deals with an early American trial in which the defense attorneys were Patrick Henry and John Marshall.

                Mr. Obermaier is a former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, a most prestigious position.

                  Will keep looking for more news of fellow Jaspers,
                              Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA

[MCOLDB: Obermaier 1957 BA]




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