Friday 11 May 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,050 subscribers.

Don't forget:

Sunday May 13 – Mother’s Day

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.

An American has sat on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights since its inception in 1947. Not so this year, when the U.S. was ousted via a secret ballot in favor of such human rights bulwarks as Cuba, Togo, Sudan, Sierra Leone, China, and Saudi Arabia.  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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Finnegan, John


1959 MA

McGowan, Tom


1961 BA

Greene, T. J.


1961 BA

St Clair, Larry


1963 MA

Mawn, Joe


1965 BE

Rooney, John Peter


1968 BA

Goll, Jack


1969 BA

Siskowski, Frank M.


1972 BE

Toner, Mike


1974 BA

Eisenzopf, Robert P.


1989 BA

Conklin, Gerard A.


1989 BE

Mulios, Chris


1995 BA

Serrano, Jose M.








1989 BA

Conklin, Gerard A.


1974 BA

Eisenzopf, Robert P.



Finnegan, John


1968 BA

Goll, Jack


1961 BA

Greene, T. J.


1963 MA

Mawn, Joe


1959 MA

McGowan, Tom


1989 BE

Mulios, Chris


1965 BE

Rooney, John Peter


1995 BA

Serrano, Jose M.


1969 BA

Siskowski, Frank M.


1961 BA

St Clair, Larry


1972 BE

Toner, Mike








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".


AND on the Postcard front:


[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.]



[Announcement 1]

Wednesday May 9, 1:51 pm Eastern Time

Press Release


ZANTAZ Appoints Two Senior Executives With Broad Financial Services/Technology Experience to Drive Continued Growth and Momentum

Frank M. Siskowski Joins as Senior Vice President and CFO; Kirk Deininger Named Vice President of Sales and Business Development

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ZANTAZ, a pioneer in Smart Storage Solutions(TM), today announced the appointments of two seasoned executives with broad financial services, technology and general management experience. Frank M. Siskowski was named senior vice president and CFO, and Kirk Deininger was appointed vice president of sales and business development. The two executives are charged with helping to drive ZANTAZ' continued strong growth in providing cost-efficient outsourced services that enable brokerage firms and other regulated companies to capture, archive and instantly retrieve electronic messages and attachments.

A 30-year veteran in finance, Siskowski previously served as CFO of E-LOAN, the leading online consumer debt management firm. Deininger has over 20 years of experience in sales and business development, most recently serving as vice president of corporate sales at E*TRADE Group, Inc.

``Frank Siskowski and Kirk Deininger bring tremendous depth of experience and world-class capabilities to ZANTAZ, particularly within the financial services market, which comprises our current customer base,'' said Steve King, president and CEO of ZANTAZ. ``This is an exciting time for ZANTAZ, as we just launched our new French joint venture with Caisse des Depots Group (CDC), a partnership which represents a strong validation of ZANTAZ' technology and business model. Our momentum and growth help us attract executive talent like Frank and Kirk, who bring the right mix of business-building experience, leadership skills and passion that I'm confident will help propel ZANTAZ to a new level of achievement and financial success.''

As CFO of E-LOAN since 1998, Siskowski led every aspect of the company's financial activities, including managing its IPO, investor relations, structuring joint ventures and completing major financings. Prior to E-LOAN, he served five years in a number of senior finance roles at Visa International, most recently as senior vice president, controller and assistant treasurer. Siskowski has also served in senior finance positions at MCI Corporation, PepsiCo and PricewaterhouseCoopers. A New York native, Siskowski has an MBA from Fordham University and a BBA in Accounting from Manhattan College.

At E*TRADE, Deininger was responsible for increasing corporate sales revenue by more than 500 percent during a two-year period. Prior to joining E*TRADE, he held a number of key positions, including vice president of strategic partnerships, and director of sales at Information Access Company, a Thomson Corporation company. His sales expertise was instrumental in the launching of successful pre-IPO technology companies, including SandPoint Corporation, where he was regional vice president of sales. Deininger earned his MBA degree from Lake Forest School of Management. He holds a NASD Series 7 securities license.


ZANTAZ is a leading provider of outsourced services and technology that capture, archive and instantly retrieve electronic messages, including email and related attachments. Based upon patent-pending technology, ZANTAZ' first service offering, Digital Safe(TM), is compatible with major email systems. Applications include electronic message archiving, management and rapid retrieval solutions for regulated industries (i.e., securities brokerage, insurance, banking, health care, telecommunications), and the corporate enterprise market worldwide. Launched in 1998 and located in the San Francisco Bay Area, ZANTAZ is a privately held company that is backed by leading corporations and venture capital investors. ZANTAZ' international customers and strategic partners represent diverse industries such as diversified financial services and securities brokerage, technology, health care and business services. For further information, visit the Website at, or call 800-636-0095.




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Find the right questions.
You don't invent the answers,
you *reveal* the answers.
        -- Jonas Salk



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


Copyright 2001 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc.  
May 08, 2001 Tuesday, NORTH EDITION
HEADLINE: Robert P. Eisenzopf, 50


 - Robert P. Eisenzopf, 50, of 15 Warren St., a business executive, died Sunday, May 6, in HealthAlliance Leominster Hospital, after an illness.

He leaves his wife of 26 years, Barbara (Piemonte) Eisenzopf; a son, Jason R. Eisenzopf of Fitchburg; and a daughter, Kristin A. Eisenzopf of Allston. Born in New York City, son of Otto and Vivian (Schreter Murray) Eisenzopf, he graduated from St. John's Preparatory School, Danvers. He received his degree in business administration from Manhattan College, N.Y., in 1974. He came to Fitchburg many years ago.

Mr. Eisenzopf worked 20 years at Bormann Brother, Inc., Pepperell. He was recently promoted to General Manager.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the St. Joseph Club, and Business Network International. He was a notary public. He enjoyed cards, golf and football.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 10, from the Brandon-Simard Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Road, with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 49 Woodland St. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children's International, 2000 Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, or to another charity.

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Copyright 2001 Asbury Park Press, Inc.  
Asbury Park Press (Neptune, NJ.)
May 1, 2001, Tuesday

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GERARD A. CONKLIN, 39, of Chicago, formerly of RUMSON, died Friday. Most recently, he was a personal broker at Quick & Reilly Inc., a discount brokerage firm in Chicago. He was a former model and during his career he worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe. He was a graduate of Lawrenceville Prep School, and attended Gettysburg College and received a bachelor's degree in history from Manhattan College. He loved children and devoted many hours to various urban renewal and literacy programs at Cabrini Green, Covenant House and Catholic Charities. He also loved skiing, music, writing and animals.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Conklin Jr. of Rumson; his maternal grandmother, Lucille A. Blanchet of New York City; five sisters, Lucille M. Conklin of New York City, Claire C. O'Donnell of Mendham, Cynthia A. Hull of Coldstream, Australia, Suzanne C. Schissler of Fair Haven, and Karen E. Conklin of Denver; a brother, John J. Conklin III of Rumson; four nieces; and seven nephews.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rumson. Interment will follow in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to Gerard A. Conklin Scholarship Fund at Holy Cross Grammar School, c/o Holy Cross Grammar School, 30 Ward Ave., Rumson, NJ 07760.

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Sports briefs
Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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Manhattan College gave coach Bobby Gonzalez a two-year contract extension through the 2004-2005 season, the school said.

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Copyright © 2001 North Jersey Media Group Inc.



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New York Research Grants

New York State is stepping up aid to universities for science and technology research. Last week, Gov.GEORGE E. PATAKI announced a number of new grants, …

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$200,000 to Manhattan College for an environmental engineering laboratory. In addition, SUNY Stony Brook will receive $15.7 million for a new center for biomolecular diagnostics and theraputics.

Abby Goodnough, Anemona Hartocollis, Karen W. Arenson and Kate Zernike

[JR: Here’s why it is so difficult for small private schools to compete with State Schools. Why is the State of New York in the education business. My mom’s taxes in some part subsidize the competition to a schools she likes. Now maybe people will understand why from my point of view there is no difference between the two “major” parties. Why doesn’t the State get into competition with McDonald’s? Because people wouldn’t tolerate it or they could make us eat vegiburgers. ]



From: PMG
Subject: Re: Western Electric Circuit Questions
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.amps
Date: 2001-05-07 20:32:31 PST

On Mon, 07 May 2001 22:02:49 -0500, Ed Guidry wrote:

While looking for an answer, I discovered this site for the Vacuum Tube Museum at Manhattan College.


>>Cool.  Check out that tube in figure 1.

>Speaking of historic uses of tubes, there was a thread on ampage about Nicola Tesla, and some of his experiments, including a project that ran about 3,000 6L6's. Talk about weird.

Were they matching?

What did they use 3000 6L6s for?  It might have been cheaper to just fix the furnace.


Live in peace, instruments of war, let's not get lost in the semantics  --Zurg

[JR: I never heard of this museum. Have you?]



Copyright 2001 Business Wire, Inc.  
Business Wire
May 7, 2001, Monday
HEADLINE: ExxonMobil Foundation Contributes More Than $1.6 Million to New York Colleges and Universities; 94 New York Institutions to Receive Educational Matching Gift Grants
DATELINE: IRVING, Texas, May 7, 2001

ExxonMobil Foundation announced today that it has contributed more than $1.6 million in unrestricted grants to 94 colleges and universities in New York to match educational gifts made in 2000 by ExxonMobil employees, retirees, surviving spouses, and directors. Initiated in 1962, this program matches gifts to higher education on a 3-to-1 basis and has provided more than $230 million in gifts to higher education in the United States.

"ExxonMobil employees are dedicated to supporting their colleges and universities across the country," said Edward F. Ahnert, president, ExxonMobil Foundation. "The Foundation recognizes the impact these contributions have on institutions and affirms its strong commitment to academic excellence by providing a 3-to-1 match."

Among the 94 New York colleges and universities receiving grants are: Barnard College, Columbia University, Cooper Union College, Cornell University, Fordham University, Polytechnic University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University.

Under the program, a donor can give up to $5,000 a year to colleges and universities with which he or she is affiliated and the Foundation matches those gifts on a 3-to-1 basis up to $15,000. The affiliation requirement is waived for gifts to the United Negro College Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the American Indian College Fund.

ExxonMobil Foundation's principal areas of interest in education are: K-12 science education; mathematics education with an emphasis on K-5; the restructuring of elementary and secondary education; reform of undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics education; and increasing opportunities for minorities. Through its unique, hands-on approach, the ExxonMobil Foundation has played a significant role in the education reform movement in the United States.

In addition to education, ExxonMobil Foundation supports programs in the environment, public information and policy research, united appeals, health, civic and community service, minority and women services, and the arts. In 2000, ExxonMobil's worldwide giving, including corporate and foundation grants, totaled more than $91 million.

Attachment: List of New York colleges and universities receiving ExxonMobil Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program grants.

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Manhattan College

[JR: And, the 10 SUNY’s are included.]

CONTACT: ExxonMobil Media Relations, 972/444-1107, 1108, 1109  

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Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
May 7, 2001 Monday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: LOCAL COLLEGES; Manhattan Takes Top Honors in MAAC

For the fourth year in a row, both the men's and women's track and field squads for Manhattan College won the team titles at the MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

The event concluded yesterday at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., with the Manhattan men taking top honors with 287 points.

Manhattan's Edward Potter and Neville Rose were named men's Most Outstanding Co-Performers.

Potter won the 400 meters with a mark of 48.0 seconds and the 200 in 21.8 seconds. Both times established MAAC records.

Rose won the 400 intermediate hurdles in a MAAC-record 14.8 seconds.

On the women's side, Manhattan finished first with 251 points.

Stefani Allen of Manhattan was named the women's Most Outstanding Performer, as she set MAAC records and finished first in the 100 hurdles (14.8), the 100 dash (12.2) and the 200 (24.1).

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Copyright 2001 The Cincinnati Enquirer  
The Cincinnati Enquirer
May 1, 2001, Tuesday  KENTUCKY EDITION
HEADLINE: Thomas More acts after warning; Accreditors pointed to deficits
BYLINE: Ben L. Kaufman
SOURCE: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Hit with a warning by its accrediting agency, Thomas More College has reshaped some faculty responsibilities, raised tuition and redesigned its financial aid.

It should know by June 1 whether these changes offer hope for overcoming years of operating fund deficits.

An affirmative answer would allow the College Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, when it convenes in December, to reconfirm the school's accreditation until 2010.

Meanwhile, Thomas More's accreditation remains in effect, and the college is basking in an overall evaluation as academically strong with bright, motivated students.

The 900-student Catholic liberal arts college in Crestview Hills was up for routine 10-year re-accreditation in December. Instead, SACS put it "on warning" for 12 months to repair weaknesses in planning, finances, faculty and paperwork.

"We've taken care of most of that stuff," the Rev. William F. Cleves, president of Thomas More, said in a recent interview.

Failure to meet accreditation criteria will lead to a second and final year on warning status, or suspension or loss of accreditation.

Students at unaccredited schools can't get government financial aid and rarely can get credit for the courses from accredited schools.

Father Cleves, a popular priest, teacher and campus leader, is the first to concede he was not a talented administrator. He was good at fund raising and for many of his nine years as president, helped create surpluses that paid off the annual deficits.

The probing self-evaluation required for Thomas More's 10-year accreditation renewal meant that the financial problems could no longer be treated as business-as-usual as the school focused on winning a rising reputation.

"I have total confidence in Thomas More College's bright future," said E. Joseph Lee, who succeeds Father Cleves on June 1.

"If I felt otherwise, I would not have considered making a move of this magnitude."

Dr. Lee, vice president of New York's Manhattan College, said that school was in worse financial shape than Thomas More when he was hired in 1990.

Central to his turnaround success was recruiting and retaining more paying students with a scholarship strategy similar to that being adopted by Thomas More.

Father Cleves said the accreditation process hastened the changes that veteran administrator Dr. Lee found reassuring.

"We self-reported the financial difficulties," Father Cleves said, and when the SACS evaluation team arrived, he asked them "to give us their wisdom."

Evaluators objected to three years of annual operating deficits of $ 300,000 to $ 600,000, according to John R. Parker, the new vice president for administration - finance and chief financial officer.

Those losses were covered from surpluses built up in previous years and unrestricted investment income.

Absence of a credible turnaround plan was another problem.

Thomas More's response is meant to resolve that issue, too, Father Cleves said.

Faculty administrative duties are being reduced to let more professors teach full time and to reduce the hiring of adjunct instructors.

Total scholarship spending is being reduced, but more paying students will share the grants to shrink the gap between Thomas More and public schools.

Also, adult education is being marketed aggressively.

Father Cleves said SACS rules bar him from speculating whether these changes will elicit renewed accreditation but he was confident Thomas More would measure up.

Dr. Gerald D. Lord, associate executive director of the SACS Commission on Colleges in Decatur, Ga., would not comment on Thomas More, although he is the staff person most closely associated with its case.

However, he said, "Many private church-related liberal arts colleges find themselves faced with a continually accelerating fund-raising challenge . . . It's a downward spiral once you get into the spiral. It's a common kind of thing."

Enquirer file

The administration building on the Thomas More campus. The private college has about 900 students.

Enquirer file

Incoming college president Joseph Lee met faculty and staff recently. The financial problems can be solved, he says.

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“Give me the luxuries of life and … … …
           … … … I will willingly do without the necessities.”
- Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (1869-1959).




[Jasper Sports #1]

May 8, 2001


Contract Extended Two Years Through 2004-2005

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College President Brother Thomas Scanlan and Athletic Director Robert Byrnes announced the extension of Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bobby Gonzalez’s contract on Monday evening.  Gonzalez, who joined the Jaspers for the 1999-2000 season after having been an assistant to Pete Gillen at Virginia, Providence, and Xavier, added two years to his current contract which would have expired after the 2002-2003 season.

“Bobby has done a phenomenal job in a very short time,” commented Mr. Byrnes.  “His teams play extremely hard, and his reputation as one of the best recruiters in the country has been upheld.  The Program is headed in the right direction, and the College wanted to make sure Bobby was secure in his future at Manhattan.”

In his two years at Manhattan, Coach Gonzalez has been responsible for rejuvenating a basketball team that had won only five games in 1998-1999.  In his first year, Coach Gonzalez led the Jaspers to a surprising 12-15 overall, 9-9 MAAC, record and a sixth place finish after being picked last in the preseason poll.  This past winter, Gonzalez’s Jaspers continued to improve as they went 14-15 overall, 11-7 MAAC, and tied for fourth place in the conference only one game out of first.  It was the first winning season in MAAC play for the Jaspers since the 1995-96 season.  Perhaps more importantly, Gonzalez has now had three outstanding recruiting classes that undoubtedly have the Jaspers poised for success over the next few years.

“I am very pleased to sign this extension with Manhattan,” remarked Coach Gonzalez.  “This Program is definitely going places over the next few years, and it is reassuring to have this sign of support from both Brother Scanlan and Mr. Byrnes.  Manhattan has a tremendous history as a basketball power, and I am looking forward to leading this Program back to that level.”


May 7, 2001
Both Teams Win 11 Events Each

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.  – The Manhattan College track and field teams swept the men's and women's team titles for the fourth straight year at the 2001 MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Sunday at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. The Manhattan men won 11 events in winning the championship with 287 points, outdistancing second place Rider University by 69 points.  The Manhattan women also won 11 events and captured the title by amassing 251 points, beating runner-up Rider University, who finished with 208 points. The Manhattan women set three MAAC Championship records and tied one, while the men broke five.

Junior Edward Potter (Monroe, N.J.) and senior Neville Rose (Prospect Park, N.J.) were named Men's Most Outstanding Co-Performers after a combined three first-place and two second-place finishes. Potter won the 400-meter race in a MAAC record time of 48.0 seconds, the 200-meter race in a MAAC record time of 21.8 seconds and finished second in the long jump with a leap of 6.66 meters. Rose won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in a MAAC record time of 52.39 seconds and placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.23 seconds.

Sophomore Stefani Allen (Levittown, Pa.) garnered the Women's Most Outstanding Performer by winning three races while setting three MAAC records in the process. She was victorious in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.80 seconds, the 100-meter dash in 12.20 seconds, and the 200-meter run in 24.10 seconds.

Cheryl Drechsel (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) won the long jump by soaring 5.21 meters and high jump with a record tying height of 1.74 meters. Magnus Ahlen (Carlstad, Sweden) broke the record in the long jump, hitting a 6.91-meter mark, and Rickard Pell (Stockholm, Sweden) broke the 800-meter record running 1:51.19.

                 Men's Results
                 1.  Manhattan   287
                 2.  Rider       218
                 3.  Marist       86
                 4.  Canisius     80
                 5.  Iona         65

                 Women's Results
                 1.  Manhattan   251
                 2.  Rider       208
                 3.  Marist      112
                 4.  Canisius    107
                 5.  St. Peter's  34
                 6.  Iona         26



[Email 1]

From: TJGreene, Bus 61
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 09:48:48 EDT
Subject: Found member


Add Larry St Clair (Bus 61) to your list


TJGreene, Bus 61

Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 09:18:57 EDT
Subject: Re:  Re: Found member

John; was late when I sent that e-mail for the second time....Larry's email address is: <privacy invoked>


[JR: Done]


[Email 2]

From: Tom McGowan
Subject: AWMA Shortcourse/price cut on used thermal equipment/ new email address
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 16:39:34 -0400

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The attached press release is a reminder of the upcoming combustion and air pollution control shortcourse. Joe Santoleri and I will be presenting it on June 23-24 at the AWMA Conference in at Orlando, FL. Course content, registration information and local attraction links (yes, Mickey and Shamu are waiting to see you and your family) can be accessed via the press release URLs.

The price on the retort desorber/condenser systems has been cut to $800K each for the two ASTEC systems and $700K for the Purgo unit. We also have clients with direct-fired thermal desorbers (medium to large size) and one convertible low temp/high temp unit available for sale.  Information can be found on our Website, and I can supply more detail if you would kindly give me a call.

Finally, for those not already notified, new email address is listed below.

Tom McGowan
TMTS Associates, Inc.
404 627 4722
New Email:
TMTS Website URL unchanged:


[Email 3]

From: John Finnegan
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 13:23:47 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

John, can you please put me back on the jasperjottings distribution list with my new email address: <privacy invoked>.

Thank you

[JR: Done]


[Email 4]

Date: 4 May 2001 14:05:33 -0000
From: Mulios, Chris
Subject: JFKHS Reunion listing

Please post on your page for those who attended John F Kennedy HS in The Bronx

Reunion Friday May 18th 7:30-1 am
Open to ALL classes <>


[Email 5]

From: Jack Goll
Cc: John Reinke
Subject: Fw: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-04
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 14:20:52 -0400

Check out the engineer's view of the gold standard

Nice job, John

I think we have a Manhattan engineer who is certainly qualified to replace Greenspan!

John:  Which show would you prefer,  Bill O'Reilly of Neil Cavuto?

[JR: I’d only need to replace Greenspan for a week. On Monday morning, I’d peg the price of a current dollar to gold. IMHO, it would probably be about ( total dollars outstanding / gold inventory in ounces) $1,000 per ounce. I’d buy dollars at that price and sell dollars at half. Then, I have lunch. After lunch, I’d start firing people. On Tuesday, I’d call everything that was callable (i.e., bond-wise that is). On Wednesday, I’d bid the “Treasury Direct” operation to the street to wind it down. On Thursday, I’d bid out the rest of the Bond Market to the street. On Friday morning, I’d close down the buildings. After lunch, I’d cut a check to the Treasury for the proceeds. The following week, I’d be ready to start on the Treasury Department! Now would you like to hear my plans for “social security”? Ever heard of Chile?]

[JR: I really don’t like either. BO’R isn’t hard enough on the conservatives or the liberals. To me, he let’s them slide with too many namby pamby excuses. There really is very very little difference between them. NC is too optimistic IMHO. I steered clear around the dot com bubble by asking where are the earnings. When he reported that the market valuation of Amazon was five times that of GM, I knew it was time to head to the sidelines. With Greenspan pumping air in the market with interest rate cuts, I am probably 75% cash waiting for sanity to return. Money market returns of 5% and GNMA’s of 8% look down right “Solomon-like”. Triple B bonds in name companies with real earnings are about all the risk one can stand. I dabble in biotechs and pharmaceuticals as the next “tech”. Your mileage may vary.]


[Email 6]

From: J.P. Rooney
Subject: Another Input for Jasperjottings.
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 14:24:15 -0400

Friday, 4 MAY 2001

Dear John,

Here is an E-mail from a fellow who graduated from Manhattan College, and from my high school, Cardinal Hayes High School, in the Bronx.

John Peter Rooney
MC '65 Engineering

Jose M. Serrano for City Council, 17th Council District

Dear Fellow Hayesmen:

I am writing to you to introduce myself.  My name is Jose M. Serrano and I am a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, Class of 1990.  I feel very fortunate to have had the "Hayes Experience"  and I feel that it has prepared me in so many ways for the rigors of life.

After graduation, I attended Manhattan College in Riverdale and earned my B.A. in Political Science.  I have always had a desire to be involved in community service, something that I learned at Hayes as well as in my own home.  My father is Congressman Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) and he and my mother Carmen worked hard to instill in me the understanding that there are few things in life as noble and vital as giving back to the community in which we come from.  With that in mind I have driven myself to be as involved as possible.  Currently, I am Chairman of the Board for the Institute for Urban Family Health.  The Institute is a non-profit community healthcare organization that provides quality healthcare to our medically underserved community.  I am a member of Community Board 4, a Member of the Board for  the Bronx Council on the Arts, a Member of the Board for the Henry Street Settlement Campfire Scholarship Committee, and a Member of the Bronx Young Democrats.  I am proud of my involvement on so many levels in my community, but I feel that I can do even more.  In the City Council I can bring about a positive change on a much broader spectrum of issues.

I am writing to you to ask for your support.  My race will be a tough one but I feel that my positive message will resonate throughout the 17th Council District (incidentally, Hayes sits in the 17th Council District). There are ways that one can help my campaign such as financial contributions and volunteering.  Please respond to this email if you are interested in > being a part of this positive change in the South Bronx.  Thank you so much for your time.  My committee information is listed below.

Warm regards,
Jose M. Serrano
Hayes Class of 1990

Committee Info:
 People for Serrano
 P.O. Box 1677
 Bronx, NY 10451

[JR: I reported that he was a candidate in an earlier jasper jottings and emailed him that he could put something in Jasper jottings. Please keep us apprised as to how he is doing.]


[Email 7]

Date: 4 May 2001 18:36:50 -0000
From: Mike Toner
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-04

JR: I’ve thought about advertising and sponsorship but it “felt” like I’d be betraying what I started. Any other opinions?]

Dear John,

Go for it, if you can find sponsor(s).

mike toner
bee '72


[Email 8]

Date: 4 May 2001 23:32:30 -0000
From: Joe Mawn
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-04

Manhattan's Graduation is on Sunday, May 20th.  Has anyone suggested obtaining the email addresses of those grads who wish to keep in touch?

[JR: Any suggestions how to do that? Short of me going to graduation wearing a sandwich board.]


[Email 9]

From: Name withheld
Subject: >(^_^)<
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 20:39:57 -0400


    In the words of little Oliver Twist, "Please Sir, may I have some more?"  I made an error with my Outlook Express and inadvertently deleted the Friday, May 4th issue of "Jasper Jottings."  May I have another copy?  You can send it to me at <privacy invoked>.


Name withheld


Dear Name Withheld,

Here’s a copy.

You can also see it at:


I have it several places for recovery purposes. ;-)





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