Sunday 03 June 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,049 subscribers.

Due to time demands (e.g., family and job search), I am shifting to a Sunday release date. I am continuing but I need your help. Please provide your class year and major on all email so I don’t have to stop and look it up. It would also help if you can change your own email addresses from the listbot web site.

Don't forget:

Thursday 6/7 Environmental Engineering Plumbers Club?

Monday 6/11 Capitol District Golf?

Wednesday 6/13 Hall of Fame nominations?

Thursday 6/14 Alumni Careers Meeting?

Saturday 6/16 General Meeting Alumni Society?

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.

Rudy’s divorce is certainly a “fine” example of how a Manhattan alumnus should behave. I am ashamed that any Manhattan alum would give such public scandal. Perhaps, Brother President will rethink the advertising. Before it was funny; now it is just sad.

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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Class      | Name                           | Section
1951 BA    | Helm, Robert A.                | Email6
1956 B     | Lamiano, Frank                 | Email2
1957 BE    | Flynn, Frank A                 | Email1
1958       | Smalls, Robert F.              | Email4
1959 BS    | Cabranes, Manny                | Email2
1964 BS    | Schwarz, Ken                   | Email5
1965 BA    | Farrell, James Edward Patrick  | Obit1
1966 BA    | Gray, Joseph E. Jr.            | News1
1980 BA    | O'Keeffe, David                | News4
1986 BChE  | Kiernan, Anne                  | Email7
1991 BSME  | Santiago, Carmelo              | Resumes1
1994 BA    | Oppelt, Stacy                  | Email8



Class      | Name                           | Section
1959 BS    | Cabranes, Manny                | Email2
1965 BA    | Farrell, James Edward Patrick  | Obit1
1957 BE    | Flynn, Frank A                 | Email1
1966 BA    | Gray, Joseph E. Jr.            | News1
1951 BA    | Helm, Robert A.                | Email6
1986 BChE  | Kiernan, Anne                  | Email7
1956 B     | Lamiano, Frank                 | Email2
1980 BA    | O'Keeffe, David                | News4
1994 BA    | Oppelt, Stacy                  | Email8
1991 BSME  | Santiago, Carmelo              | Resumes1
1964 BS    | Schwarz, Ken                   | Email5
1958       | Smalls, Robert F.              | Email4






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.]



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"How much did I hear of religion as a child? Very little, and yet my heart leaped when I heard the name of God. I do believe every soul has a tendency toward God." - Dorothy Day, American activist (1897-1980).



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"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn't." - Mark Twain (1835-1910).



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


Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
May 30, 2001, Wednesday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section C; Page 17; Column 1; Classified


FARRELL-James Edward Patrick, 58, on May 28th. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kate), loving father of Jeffrey of Glendora, New Jersey, Susan of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Audra of New York City, Brian of Somerdale, NJ, and Casey of Hermosa Beach, California. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Brittney, Jesse, Tyler, Tomas, and Benjamin James. Son of Anna Valle (Demarchise) and the late James E. Farrell, brother of Kathy Roche of North White Plains, son-in-law of Arthur and Catherine Glesmer, Lehigh, FL. Predeceased by a son, Thomas Moore. At the time of his death Mr. Farrell was vice president and assistant general counsel, Colgate Palmolive Company, and was a former partner in the Law firms of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, Los Angeles and Epstein, Becker, Princeton, NJ. Mr. Farrell was a Vietnam Air Force veteran and a graduate of Manhattan College and the Unversity of Notre Dame Law School. A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Matthew's Church, Hastings, on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment following at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Imus Ranch for Children with Cancer, the Tomorrow's Children Fund, or the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center pediatric floor are appreciated.  

LOAD-DATE: May 30, 2001    

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Copyright 2001 Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.  
Portland Press Herald
May 30, 2001 Wednesday, Final Edition

The acting city manager, Joseph E. Gray Jr., is likely to get the position today.

DATELINE: Portland

Portland's new city manager will be announced today, and it appears Joseph E. Gray Jr. will get the job.

Gray, the city's director of planning and urban development, has been viewed as the front-runner since he was appointed acting city manager after Robert B. Ganley died suddenly last Dec. 23.

Portland Mayor Cheryl A. Leeman will make the announcement at a 10 a.m. press conference at City Hall. The City Council will meet beforehand behind closed doors.

Gray, who's worked for the city of Portland for more than 30 years, was among 87 applicants for the city manager's job, and among the six finalists interviewed by the City Council earlier this month.

Councilors have said little throughout the search process, and would not comment Tuesday on speculation that "acting" is about to be dropped from Gray's title. However, sources who asked not to be identified said that's likely to happen.

Councilors said it is important to conclude the hiring process. "We're at a point where we have to get this thing settled because, really, uncertainty is the worst state of mind," said Councilor Philip J. Dawson. "All that time you're walking in baby steps."

Gray's career in Portland began in 1969, when he was hired as a planner in the Model Cities Program. He later transferred to the Portland Renewal Authority, where he directed redevelopment projects in the West End and Bayside.

In 1980, Gray was appointed director of planning and urban development, with primary responsibility to oversee planning, inspection services, community development and historic preservation in Maine's largest city.

Gray was a finalist for the city manager job in 1986, but the councilors ultimately gave the job to Ganley.

Gray is 56 and holds a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College, and a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Marie, live on State Street, and have a 23-year-old son, Nathan. The couple also owns a house on Peaks Island.

City councilors have particularly praised Gray for his performance in a difficult budget year. The just-approved 2001-02 budget includes just a 1.7 percent increase in spending, but due to declining revenues raises taxes by 5.5 percent.

It is clear that the next city manager has a long to-do list, which includes bringing more commercial and residential development to the Bayside neighborhood; focusing attention on the Portland waterfront and the proposed cruise-ship terminal; and getting ready for the arrival of Amtrak train service.

The legacy of Ganley also looms large. The man who was Portland's city manager for 14 years had a reputation for getting things done. The pressure will be on his successor to do the same.

Staff Writer Mark Shanahan can be contacted at 791-6363 or at:

LOAD-DATE: May 30, 2001    

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Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
May 25, 2001 Friday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: Gofer the Glory;

For Mets attendants, the players are the thing

BYLINE: By Peter Simunovich; Peter Simunovich is a freelance writer

Stephen Toscano, a firefighter trainee with the New York City Fire Department, has one of the most important jobs in the New York Mets clubhouse. He is in charge of the "food room."

He makes sure there is always coffee, popcorn, nachos, sodas, sunflower seeds, gum and potato chips available. He also buys groceries and sets the after-game menu. "I usually mix it up with Italian, Mexican and Chinese," he said.

The "food room" is restricted to players and staff, and offers them a place to relax and eat in privacy.

Toscano, 24, of the Bronx, is one of 11 attendants who tend to the needs of the 25-player Mets and visiting team rosters. The job duties include hanging up uniforms, doing laundry, picking up dry cleaning, cleaning shoes, stacking bats, putting out helmets and towels, refilling shaving cream cans, picking up videos for road trips, cleaning the locker room, and the mundane chore of straightening chairs in front of players' lockers.

But the job is not confined to the locker room, where the attendants-most of whom are students at least 16 years old-work from 2 p.m. to midnight. They get paid $7 an hour, plus each attendant usually gets a generous tip of several thousand dollars from players at the end of the season.

As an incentive, two attendants are chosen to work at spring training in Florida for two months.

Toscano, who is in his ninth year as an attendant, recently got a call from John Franco, the Mets captain and pitcher, to babysit his yellow Labrador puppy while he was in San Francisco.

"I had to walk the dog and feed it. It is all part of the job; Johnny is a good guy," said Toscano, who is also asked by players to get their cars washed and filled with gas. "It is not always that you get a chance to drive a $110,000 Mercedes," he said with a smile.

John Bommarito, 20, of the Bronx and a political science student at Fordham University, recently helped pitcher Turk Wendell move into a new apartment.

"I enjoy the job. It is like a family-type situation. The players are great. In four years I've never had a problem," he said.

Charlie Samuels, the Mets equipment manager, is in charge of the attendants, who are usually recommended by people associated with the team. They need to have good high school grades, be pleasant, polite, friendly and trustworthy-"and add trustworthy again," said Samuels, a former batboy and attendant with the Philadelphia Phillies who joined the Mets 15 years ago.

The job revolves around trust and having everything ready for the players so they can concentrate on the game.

"I like hanging with the players," said Jim McNally, 19, of Flushing, a marketing student at Manhattan College. "They treat you like a friend and with respect. I get to see every home game and last year we went to the World Series."

While there can be a high turnover of attendants and players at Shea Stadium, some long-lasting friendships have been made.

Samuels' assistant Vinny Greco, 37, began as an attendant in 1981 and met Franco, who at the time was with the Cincinnati Reds. They quickly became friends and when Franco was traded to New York 12 years ago they became even closer.

When Greco married his wife, Lisa, seven years ago, Franco and former pitchers Dwight "Doc" Gooden, Bret Saberhagen and Wally Whitehurst were a part of his bridal party.

"John is a New York-Brooklyn guy and has always been one of the most popular players with the attendants," Greco said.

"I take him out fishing and we go out to dinner and play miniature golf. He's like one of the clubhouse guys, one of the best we've had. My mother-in- law is sick and Johnny comes in every day and asks how she is. He is concerned."

Greco said that when Gooden played with the Mets he would think about food "24 hours a day. The day before he pitched he would order a steak from a restaurant and eat it here. Sometimes he would order one for himself and one each for the attendants. He was a very generous person that way."

The attendants also have to accommodate players' superstitions. Last year Derek Bell would set up his bats, helmet and gloves in a particular order.

Before day games he would eat eggs and grits, and before night contests he would have oxtail and rice.

Bommarito said outfielder Benny Agbayani does not want any polish on his shoes and retired third baseman Wade Boggs would always eat fried chicken in the visitors clubhouse before taking the field.

It is all part of the job.

Ray Santana, 19, of Jamaica, a first-year law student at Queensboro College, said, "I like to do it. The players are nice, it is a good job. There is a lot of work, but it is light."

Franco admires the attendants' work and said, "They help with the luggage and do a variety of things. Without them there would not be a clubhouse. ... They are part of the team, too."

LOAD-DATE: May 25, 2001    



Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
May 25, 2001 Friday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: Midwood Gains Boys Volleyball Title

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Christ the King 1, Holy Cross 0: Joe Roman (4-1) pitched a four-hitter, and Omni Sanchez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for CK (20-9, 11-6 CHSAA B/Q).

Two of the Royals' senior players signed letters of intent earlier this week. Pitcher-infielder Ken Gleason will attend Manhattan College. Pitcher-outfielder Leon Kruset signed with Division II St. Rose.

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LOAD-DATE: May 25, 2001    



Copyright 2001 The Buffalo News  
The Buffalo News
May 24, 2001 Thursday, FINAL EDITION
BYLINE: AMY MORITZ; News Sports Reporter

His voice is soft and humble. His prizes placed around the corner office at the Buffalo Medical Group like ordinary decorations intended to personalize the doctor's office decor.

No, David O'Keeffe doesn't trumpet his competitive running career.

He's just a guy who runs, simple as that. Just another piece of daily living fitted among his other endeavors as a sports medicine primary care doctor, a husband and father of four.

But at 42, the Orchard Park resident remains an elite marathon runner, prepared to tackle the return of the Buffalo Erie Buick Marathon on Sunday.

O'Keeffe runs two marathons a year - one in the spring and one in the fall. His mild manner masks a series of impressive feats. In 1988, he was a member of the United States cross-country team that competed in the World Cross Country Championships. He made the national team again in 1993, this time for the marathon of the World Cup.

And in 1999, at age 40, he was the national masters' marathon champion after winning the Twin Cities Marathon. However, he points out, that was his slowest time.

"I've been thinking specifically about the marathon pretty much the last eight years expecting to be as good as I was in '93, but I'm smarter," O'Keeffe said. "Well, I think I'm smarter but not as good. I mean, I'm more mature, but it's very, very difficult to expect a peak performance. It's not just about having a great day, but about having a great buildup."

His whole adult life has been a kind of build-up to running marathons at an elite level.

It began in college, where he was a walk-on at Manhattan College. Then in medical school, he stopped running, entering an early retirement. But the doctor-in-training missed the benefits of running and of running competitively.

"It was integral to my life," O'Keeffe said. "I did better when I ran. I was happier and more functional and coping better, better at the job if I ran. You learn different focus and dedication with professional career training, so I had some (running) success."

What he calls the pinnacle of his running career came the final year of his residency when he made the national team in 1988. But, in his words, life gets in the way, and it became a challenge to balance his professional and personal life against the rigors of marathon training.

"That was very hard for me to figure out - a balance of training and life - because the marathon is as demanding as you can take," O'Keeffe said. "I was not willing to back down on the training very often so I would do the high mileage then get to race day and really not have it because I was beat up. My life being very busy. My training being very tiring.

"And people who have full-time jobs don't have the same running success because you're distracted and maybe mentally and physically you can't channel everything into that very sharp peak."

And it's easy to get distracted by every day life. Especially when you're a doctor working 60 hours a week with four kids, ages 12 to 17.

"It's probably as close to impossible as you can possibly be," said Mary, his wife of 18 years. "But he is an angel. He would quit tomorrow if I would ask him to. He's much more dedicated to family and the job of being a physician than he is to running." Which merely means his life is prioritized, not that he loves running any less. Or that he's necessarily complete from regret.

"I do think if he didn't have as busy a job as he has and as big a family as he has, he probably would have reached some of the goals he set for himself as far as running," Mary said. "He is very accomplished, but that's the hard thing about being an overachiever. He is really, really proud of being on the U.S. Cross Country team, but when he looks at how long ago that was, sometimes I think he thinks he hasn't done a good job since then. In his mind, he thought he was going to run faster, better. Even working 60 hours a week, he doesn't think that should have affected him.

"I think one of the things I said to Dave a long time ago was that if he never gets some of these goals he wanted for running, he's set an excellent example for his children - determination, never giving up, to try, regroup, and try again, to reschedule and refocus, to figure out where you were too hard on yourself and where to change things."

O'Keeffe has already changed his training routine. He no longer runs twice a day, but just once, usually early in the morning, otherwise he gets too tired and wears himself out for race day.

"I'm looking forward to Sunday because I'm ready to run reasonably competitively, and it's a nice, positive experience. I feel healthy and strong and don't think anybody is going to be much faster than me."

GRAPHIC: JOHN HICKEY/Buffalo News Dr. David O'Keeffe is prepared to tackle the return of the Buffalo Erie Buick Marathon on Sunday. O'Keeffe runs two marathons a year - one in the spring and one in the fall. His mild manner masks a series of impressive feats. Graphic- Map

LOAD-DATE: May 25, 2001    

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[Resume #1]

Carmelo Santiago
1733 Jeanne Circle
Martinez, CA 94553

Career Objective

Mechanical Engineer in the field of Project Management.

Skills , Education, & Work Experience

Systems:Piping system design, including; stress analysis, fluid mechanics, fabrication requirements, and material selection.

Fired Heater design, including; combustion efficiency, refractory systems, burner technology, tube design, furnace controls, NOx control methods and technology, and air preheater systems.

Pressure Vessel & Heat Exchanger design, including; shell and tube exchangers, cylinder and head calculations, gasket load and bolting calculations, and heat transfer design.

Codes: ASME Section VIII, Div 1. pressure vessel, ANSI B31.3 piping, API 560 Fired Heaters for General Refinery Services, API 570 Piping Design, and API 653 Tanks.

Computer:Word processing, spreadsheets, and scheduling, Codecalc and Ceasar Analysis Software

EDUCATION: B.S.M.E.: Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York; May 1991
Engineering In Training Certification - License# XE106013
API 570 & API 653 Certifications


Tosco Refining Company
October 1994 to Present

Senior Maintenance Engineer: Field Engineer, including: design, field work, welding, and fabrication procedures. Responsible to provide non-rotating equipment design expertise to the refinery. Assigned to various units and made contributions in troubleshooting various chronic unit equipment problems. Consult and provide engineering services to plant operations, maintenance, and other engineering personnel. Through the use of engineering standards and codes, provided technical support to the refinery. Identified equipment reliability projects and recommended cost effective solutions. Expertise in furnace operations, working in modifying various furnace operations to meet current NOx requirements and improve furnace efficiency. Work closely with Inspection personnel using API and ASME standards to inspect equipment and recommended pressure vessel and piping replacements.

June 1991 to October 1994

Advanced Project Engineer: Project Management, including; conceptual design, work schedule, budgeting, fabrication drawings, and supervision of field installation. Project development included mechanical design, instrumentation controls, and process design. Responsible to complete projects by coordinating and working with various departments.

References Available Upon Request



On June 3, 1888, the poem "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published, in the San Francisco Daily Examiner.



[Sports #1]

June 1, 2001

Rickard Pell Completes Successful Season At NCAA’s

EUGENE, OR – Manhattan College track and field athlete Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) earned All-American honors for the 4th time on Thursday evening when he finished 7th in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  Freeman, a sophomore, has now earned All-American honors in both indoor and outdoor track and field in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Freeman’s 67.38 meters gave him the third best throw by an American athlete in the competition.  His 7th place finish also marked a five-place improvement over last year when he finished 12th in the same event at the NCAA’s.

Freshman Rickard Pell (Stockholm, Sweden) also competed at the NCAA’s as he finished 13th in the preliminary heats of the 800 meter run in a time of 1:48.64 seconds.  Only the top eight qualify for the finals.


May 30, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College Head Baseball Coach Steve Trimper announced the signing of two local high school standouts.  Sylvester Gutierrez (St. Francis Prep/Fresh Meadows, NY) and Ken Gleason (Christ the King/Glendale, NY) have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the Jaspers next season.

Gutierrez will play either third base or the outfield for the Jaspers.  The 2001 City and State baseball awards have not been announced yet, but Gutierrez is a 2000 All-City selection and  played in the 2000 Empire State Games.

Gleason, a hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher, will compete for a spot in the starting rotation for the Jaspers.  Gleason can throw consistently in the 88-90 mph range and batted .420 for Christ the King.


May 30, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College men’s lacrosse head coach Tim McIntee announced the commitment by seven high school seniors to attend Manhattan in the fall.  Combined with the Program’s first-ever early signings last November, McIntee now has received National Letter of Intent commitments from nine student-athletes for next year.

The recent additions included three midfielders, two defensemen, a goalie and an attacker:

Name                   Position     High School                  Hometown
 Rob Busweiler      Goalie       West Islip                      West Islip, NY
 Ben Bradley          Midfield    South Hadley        South Hadley, MA
 Mike Dacampora  Midfield    Sachem                Ronkonkoma, NY
 Kevin Gilbert         Defense  Commack             East Northport, NY
 Justin Otto             Attack      Chaminade                    Merrick, NY
 Brett Warmington   Defense   Hudson                          Hudson, OH
 Mike Wessel         Midfield     Lafayette                      St. Louis, MO


May 24, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Softball senior Jessica Mack (Marlboro, NJ) earned Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District I honors for the second consecutive year.  As a junior, Mack went on to nab Third Team Academic All-American standing.  Only players that make the District First Team are eligible to earn All-American honors.

Mack finished her senior campaign third on the team in batting average, hits and total bases, first on the team in RBI and second on the team in doubles.   Mack was a three-time MAAC All-Academic Team member.

The Manhattan College Softball Team placed ten of 14 eligible players on the MAAC All-Academic team this spring.


May 23, 2001
Gazzola and Omisore Qualify For U.S. Junior Nationals

RIVERDALE, NY – Thomas Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) and Rickard Pell (Stockholm, Sweden) qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw and 800m respectively.

    This marks the 41 consecutive year that Manhattan has sent a track and field athlete to the NCAA Championships and Manhattan College Track and Field Head Coach Dan Mecca put the accomplishment into perspective. “This makes 41 consecutive years and an established Manhattan tradition of track and field athletes making the national field,” Mecca said. “It just shows that one of the smallest Division I schools in the country can continuously compete with the bigger schools,”

     Freeman, a three-time All-American in the weight and hammer throws, won the IC4A meet with a personal best and NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 68.36m (224”03’).  Freeman is currently ranked seventh among collegiate hammer throwers.

    Pell ran 147.59 in the preliminary round of the IC4A meet, en route to a second place finish in the final round.  His prelim time was just .09 short of an NCAA automatic qualifying mark.

    Assistant Coach Scott Catone is extremely pleased with Pell’s effort and progress.  “The plan was to go after a sub-148 time in Saturday’s preliminary and I told him I felt he was ready to run 147.6.  He ran 147.59, so obviously he thought I was right,” Catone said.  “ I am very pleased he qualified and I am looking forward to him performing well at the Championships."

    Other notable post-season qualifiers include Dan Gazzola (East Greenwich, RI) and Adeniyi Omisore (Providence, RI) who qualified for U.S. Junior Nationals in the hammer and triple jump respectively.


May 24, 2001
Men’s Team Ranks Second in the Country while Women’s Team Ranks Fourth

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Teams earned team All-Academic Honors from the United States Track Coaches Association.  Manhattan was one of only two schools to have both teams earn the honor.

The Men’s Team ranks second in the Nation with a 3.155 cumulative grade point average, just .03 behind first-place Northern Arizona.  Only three Division I men’s teams earned the distinction.   The Women’s Team ranked fourth with a 3.288 cumulative.  Missouri held the women’s top spot with a 3.43 team GPA.  Twelve Division I women’s teams were honored.

Manhattan’s Outdoor Track and Field Teams are poised to earn similar honors.  The Jaspers placed 17 athletes on the MAAC All-Academic Team during the spring season. The MAAC requires a 3.2 cumulative GPA in order to make the All-Academic Team.


May 23, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Tennis senior John Espinosa (Astoria, NY) was named to the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team.  Track and Field senior Nakisha Leon (Passaic, NJ) was named to the All-District I Second Team.

Espinosa maintained a 3.843 grade point average in economics and finance.  Espinosa is Manhattan’s #1  singles player for the past three years.  He was the 1999 ECAC North  #1 Singles Champion.  In his freshman year, Espinosa was the MAAC #3 Singles Champion and the MCTC # 2 Singles Champion. During his sophomore year, he was the #1 Singles MAAC Champion, #1 Doubles Finalist, and MAAC All-Academic Team honoree.  Espinosa is now eligible to earn National Academic All-American recognition.

Leon posted a 3.786 GPA in business management and marketing.  Leon is the current MAAC Indoor Weight Throw and Shot Put Champion and the Outdoor Hammer and Shot Put Champion.  She earned All-East Honors in the shot put in 1999 while winning the Metropolitan Championships in the shot and discus.  Leon is also a three–time MAAC All-Academic Team honoree.



[Email 1]

From: Frank A Flynn
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-18

Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 09:42:21 -0400

Could be a redirect from my old e-mail address. It Was<privacy invoked>. Thanks for trying.


[JR: Found that address and removed it. Sorry to lose you but you shouldn't be bothered any further. You're welcome back if you change your mind.]


[Email 2]

From: Manny Cabranes (1959 BS)
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 17:01:44 -0700
Subject: Re: Question

Hi John.. thanks for your message. I went to the school's web page and he is not listed amongst the faculty members, so I will try to call the school and see what's up. By the way, his not being listed in the MCOLDB does not surprise me. Continued success with the Newsletter.



[Email 3]

Date: 26 May 2001 00:46:38 -0000
From: Frank Lamiano  56 B
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-18

Thought you would be interested in the fact that for 39 years PHI KAPPA THETA of Manhattan College  have been having a reunion in the Catskills.  The meeting (reunion) takes place one week before Memorial Day weekend.  This year 40 of our brothers and wives meet and did the usual things we did while at college.  However no more basketball, football, or even tennis, today its all golf.  I would be happy to supply you with our list of Manhattan grads. From classes 1948 to 65 or so.  Next year will be our 40th reunion and hope we will be as large as ever.  The weekend consists of, dinner Thursday night (catered of course) golf Friday, cocktail party Friday night and dinner, Saturday golf, Mass usually celebrated by Fraternity brother Erwin.  Dinner, Sunday large Auction to replenish treasury.  Home to await next year. 

Frank Lamiano  56 B


[Email 4]

Date: 26 May 2001 03:13:15 -0000
From: Robert F. Smalls 1958
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-25

Please change my email address to <privacy invoked>.

Thank you.

[JR: Done]


[Email 5]

From: Schwarz, Ken (1964 BS)
Subject: Memorial Day
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 19:48:50 -0400

I suppose this is a bit late for your newsletter, but Memorial Day is still two days away.  I read your Memorial Day message.  It was wonderful and I thank you.  The reason for this message is to present my Memorial Day Tribute to a person with whom I graduated from Manhattan College in 1964.  Tyrone Pannel (spelling?) died in Viet Nam a few years after graduating.

Tyrone was Marine ROTC.  He was also a track star.  I remember being in the "old" Madison Square Garden in 1963 or 1964 to watch the IC4A indoor championships.  Tyrone won the 60-yard high hurdle championship.  After a victory lap, he embraced the legendary Manhattan track coach, George Eastman.

I remember sitting in Van Courtlandt Park one evening around 5:00 PM reading.  Tyrone and a beautiful woman walked by arm-in-arm.  We said hello.

On commencement day, the Marines all wore their dress whites.  There was Tyrone with his cap, his gown, and his white shoes.  Somewhat different from the rest of us.

Years later, I read that Tyrone got blown up by a land mine in Viet Nam.  However, that's not the end of the story.  For 26 years I've owned homes in Montauk, NY.  Ten to fifteen years ago I was in the IGA parking lot when I saw a kid wearing a "Tyrone Pannel Track Club" jacket.  I went up to him and said that I had gone to school with Tyrone.  The kid was awestruck.  For him. Tyrone was just a legend.  Me, I graduated with the guy.

I suppose if we are old enough (I severed in Viet Nam as well) we all know people who died in that disgustingly crappy war.  Every Memorial Day I think of Tyrone Pannel.

[JR: You may have missed the Memorial Day issue but you certainly hit the mark. Remember the old Indian belief that no mane truly dies until he is forgotten. It was a crappy war for which I blame the politicians! Since I have became more of a Libertarian, I now understand just how badly we have been led. I’d like to repeal a few of those amendments, reduce the size and scope of government, and bring most if not all of our troops home.]


[Email 6]

Date: 30 May 2001 05:05:49 -0000
From: Robert A. Helm
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-25

Dear John:

        1. Still no answer. Don't they teach the monks manners any more ?

        2. Did yu see the Memorial Day services in D.C. last night - Monday ? When they sang the Navy Hymn, I lost it. (And by the way...for sheer gall and "Chutzpa", as Col. Kaufman would say...Did you see that Quisling Ozzie Davis as one of the announcers...CPUSA personified ! He and his lady, Ruby Dee, are both the proverbial 'Card Carrying' members of CPUSA.

        3. You havn't enough to do...I sugggest you borrow a copy of "Sword and Shield", published in England, it names names...Andrew Young, White, Chambers, King, Lauchan Curry - FDR's top aide -, Hiss, Fuchs and a large number of other quislings who cost us so many young men and women...and older folks, also...basically fighing on three fronts...Germany, Japan and CPUSA with the'Bear Who Walks Like A Man' !

        4. Another book you might like to acquire lays out the origin of the great Jap companies which grew fat on the slave labor of Allied P.O.W.s. It is entitled: "Unjust Enrichment" by L. G. Holmes. State sold the POWs (and us) out again !!!

        5. Have a good time next week-end. Bob

Robert A. Helm
Military Miniatures

[JR: That’s for your suggestions on reading. Recently, I have been reading things about the linkage between an armed citizenry and genocide. As a libertarian, I am become more convinced that an unarmed citizenry invites despots, terrorists, and “ethnic cleansing”. One of the sites “” makes a persuasive argument that bigots become an endangered species when they bang down the doors to take away an armed minority to the death camps. Makes you wonder about why we need “gun control”? The dead old white men, having just finished the Revolutionary War, understood first-hand that an armed citizenry was good check on the government. The State is not our friend or benefactor. It is just a very dangerous necessity that we must keep small, very limited, and under control.]


[Email 7]

Date: 30 May 2001 12:43:26 -0000
From: Kiernan, Anne
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-25

I don't know about your year John, but '86 Parties!  I hope to see a lot of old friends and familiar faces at the Reunion, Sat at the picnic and Sat night in the Quad and at Plato's!

Anne Kiernan, ChE '86, formerly Fitzgerald


[Email 8]

Date: 30 May 2001 15:46:09 -0000
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-05-25
From: Stacy Oppelt (1994 BA)


I must have missed an issue of Jasper Jottings, but I have to agree with Mike Toner with regard to shows like Weakest Link and Survivor.  I think it is a sad statement about the moral state of this country that people find such entertainment in the torment and embarrassment of others.  The whole "REAL TV" line-up has disturbed me, but none moreso than Paradise Island. I believe that is the name of the show where they put couples on an island with "temptresses" (male and female) to see what happens between those couples.  I'm sure we've all had our own troubles with love.  Why anyone would want to sit and watch to see how tortured these people could get before destroying their relationships completely is beyond me.  There are enough evils in this world to temp even the purest of souls, we do not need to manufacture even more!  I guess it's true that misery loves company and as long as people can watch others in a worse situation than their own, they are content and feel they aren't doing so bad....

Is this what we want our children to grow up learning?  I certainly do not!

I pray that more people begin to see how far off course we are getting from how God wants us to be living so that we can begin to change the course we are on as a nation.  "It only takes one good man to do nothing for evil to win"

[JR: Ahh, yes, “slut island” and all its ilk are on my “avoid at all costs” list. When I was young I used to the the Legion of Decency was outmoded. Now I see that we should have been doing more. It was just not presented correctly (i.e., “do this because I said so” as opposed to “here’s why it’s bad for you”).]




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