Sunday 01 July 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,039 subscribers.

Don't forget:

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

Monday 8/6 MC Alumni CONSTRUCTION OPEN at the Lake Isle
Country Club Eastchester, New York
   (Ben Benson 718-862-7431 or
    Joe Van Etten Event Chairman 212-719-5100)

ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

Anyone still doubting that the “government” is out of control only need to look here in the “people’s republic of new jersey”, where the local commissars in Edison are swapping property that they steal from a widow by “eminent domain” for a park. Perhaps, someone will take this to court like some one did for the lady in AC who didn’t want to sell to Trump. Sooner or later, when you tire of “renting” your house form the local politicians, … … what you think you “own” your house!?! … …  just try no paying your “property taxes” that pay for all those vital services like education. You’ll find out real soon who real owns what!

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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Arace, Marie


MC Staff

Carlin, Rosalie



Sussman, Philip N.


1951 BS CE




Dillon, Joseph P.


1964 EE

Bello, Vince


1966 A

Tyniec, Jack



Van Etten, Robert


1970 B

Durdovic, Mike


1972 BS

Ferrara, Richard



Tyniec, Olivia Paige









Arace, Marie


1964 EE

Bello, Vince


MC Staff

Carlin, Rosalie



Dillon, Joseph P.


1970 B

Durdovic, Mike


1951 BS CE



1972 BS

Ferrara, Richard






Sussman, Philip N.


1966 A

Tyniec, Jack



Tyniec, Olivia Paige



Van Etten, Robert





[Announcement 1]

Monday June 25, 8:08 am Eastern Time
Press Release
SOURCE: SIGA Technologies, Inc.

Philip N. Sussman Joins SIGA Technologies as President and CEO

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIGA - news) today announced the appointment of Philip N. Sussman as President and Chief Executive officer of SIGA.

``It is important for emerging biopharmaceutical companies to combine cutting edge research and technology with professional management,'' said Donald G. Drapkin, Chairman of SIGA. ``I am confident that Philip Sussman's experience in licensing technologies and in structuring strategic alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies will provide the necessary platform for SIGA's success.''

Mr. Drapkin, Vice-Chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., explained that Mr. Sussman's appointment at SIGA was a direct result of the reconstitution of SIGA's management and board of directors in April 2001, at which time Mr. Drapkin assumed the position of Chairman of SIGA. Coincident with Mr. Sussman's appointment, Eric A. Rose, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of Columbia-Presbyterian Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital, relinquishes his position as Interim CEO of SIGA, remaining a director.

Mr. Sussman was previously Executive Vice President -- Corporate Development at Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp., a privately held biopharmaceutical company. From 1993 to 1999 he was an officer at Cadus Pharmaceutical Corporation, rising to the position of Senior Vice President -- Finance and Corporate Development & Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that he was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Ciba-Geigy Corp.'s (now Novartis Corp.) Pharmaceuticals Division.

Mr. Sussman is a member of the Review Panel for the Innovative Technology Research Grant Program, Center for Biotechnology, New York State Science and Technology Foundation. He is also an author of recent articles in Scrip Magazine, The Journal of BioLaw & Business, and Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, where he is a member of the Editorial Board. He holds an S.M. in management with a concentration in finance from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in Biotechnology from Manhattan College, and a B.S. in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

SIGA is identifying and developing novel anti-infective agents based on its pioneering research in the field of bacterial surface proteins, structures used by bacteria to initiate and maintain an infection. Drug candidates that interfere with surface protein expression are expected to be effective against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria, including antibiotic resistant bacteria, by blocking the attachment of bacteria to human tissue, the first step in the infection process. By comparison, antibiotics available today act by interfering with either the structure or the metabolism of a bacterial cell, affecting its ability to survive and to reproduce. No currently available antibiotics target the attachment of a bacterium to its target tissue. Once prevented from attaching to and colonizing human tissue, bacteria are readily cleared by the body's immune system.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the efficacy and intended utilization of the company's technologies under development. Such statements are only predictions and the company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include the risk that potential products that appeared promising in early research or clinical trials to the company or its collaborators do not demonstrate efficacy or safety in subsequent pre-clinical or clinical trials, and the risk that the company or its collaborators will not obtain approval to market products emanating from such trials. For more information about SIGA Technologies, please visit our website at:

SOURCE: SIGA Technologies, Inc.



"Intellectual capital will go where it is wanted, and it will stay where it is well treated. It cannot be driven; it can only be attracted."
                                        Walter Wriston, former Chairman Citicorp




[Web Page #1]

[JR: Jaspers are looking better than when I went to school?]



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[No Honors]



[Wedding #1]

Date: 25 Jun 2001 13:58:30 -0000
From: Richard Ferrara
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-06-24


My wife and I attended the wedding last Saturday of the daughter of fellow alumnus Mike Durdovic (Business 1970).  Corry Durdovic (daughter of Mike and his wonderful wife Cheryl) and James Devin were married at St. Gregory The Great R.C. Church in Danbury CT.  Corry and James are planning to honeymoon in Aruba.  Mike's son, Matthew, was an usher at the wedding.

Mike and I have known one another since the about 1960 and were best men for one another at our own weddings. 

Rich Ferrara (BS 1972)

P.S.:  I hope your job search works out for the best for you.  My mother always says, "Everything happens for the best."  Most times I know she's right.  Sometimes I have to hunt for the "silver lining." Good luck.  –Rich

[JR: <1> Please pass along our best wishes at this most happy time. <2> I love Aruba. The weather is just great. <3> It’s good to hear that friends stay close after all the years. I found that you only lose those good friends. It seems so hard to make new ones like the old ones. <4> Given my Mom’s needs, breaking her wrist, luckily only her wrist in a fall, this interlude has been “timely”. It’s also a good chance to find something “more interesting”. Everything always works out according to plan. Sometimes it’s just not “our” plan. Thanks for your good wishes.]



[Birth #1]

See Email4

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On a personal note, I'm happy to report the birth of our grand-daughter, Olivia Paige Tyniec on May 2nd.

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Jack Tyniec A&S '66



[No Jasper Engagements reported]



[No Jasper Graduations reported]



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

[Obits #1]

From: "Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Obit
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 17:45:10 -0400

Dear John,

                 Today's NY Daily News (6/23/01) at page 40 has the following Notice:

Rosalie Carlin, Age 76, Retired Manhattan College Cardinal Hayes Library.

Loving, wonderful wife and best friend of Frank (Bud) Carlin. Beloved mother and friend of Rosalie Ann and the late Stephen. Fond sister of Elizabeth Meloditz and Celle Robuck. Family will receive friends, Sunday, June 24th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME 5628 Broadway at 232 St. Bronx. Mass of Christian  Burial, Church of the Visitation, Monday, June 25 at 10:00 A.M. Internment,Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

                       May she rest in peace.
                                 Mike McEneney, Esq, '53, BBA

[JR: MC Staff]


[Obits #2]

Copyright 2001 The San Diego Union-Tribune  
The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 22, 2001, Friday

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FAGER, JOHN ARVID John passed away June 19, 2001, from complications due to diabetes and heart disease. John was born on September 29, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. During WWII, he served as an Army Paratrooper and was stationed in Japan. After his military service, John attended Manhattan College. He graduated in 1951 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. John also received a M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Columbia University. John married Jean McGinty on June 16, 1957 at St. Joseph's Cathedral RC Church in Bronx, NY. The couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. In 1959, John worked for Gumman Aircraft in New York, before the family relocated to San Diego. They have resided in the Bay Park areas since that time. John worked for General Dynamics Convair and the Space Systems Division for over 27 years as an Aerospace Engineer and Program Director. He worked on a variety of space programs, and worked as a Chief Scientist for the Strategic Defense Initiative, Killer Bee project. After retirement from General Dynamics, John then went to work for Aerojet in Azusa, Calif. for 5 years as the Manager of Special Development Programs. John and Jean have been active members of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for the last 40 years, where he served as the Principal of the CCD Program for over 10 years. He also served as a Eucharist Minister. A sports enthusiast, John led a very active life with his family and friends. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, snorkeling and camping. John and Jean traveled extensively around the world. John was a long time Charger season ticket holder and followed them religiously. But most of all, John's long time passion was tennis through his many years on the court he developed many lasting friendships. Some of his fondest memories were of competing in the father/son and father/daughter tournaments at Mission Valley Tennis Club. John is survived by his wife Jean; son Michael and wife Amy of San Diego; daughter's Patricia of Fresno, Barbara of San Diego, Kathleen Ashton and husband Joe of Southbury, Conn. and Bernadette Garzone and husband Giampaolo of Escondido, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday June 23, 2001 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church , 1940 Illion St., San Diego, CA 92110. Donations in John's name are being made to the American Heart and the American Diabetes Associations.

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LOAD-DATE: June 24, 2001    




Copyright 2001 The Economist Newspaper Ltd.
All rights reserved  
The Economist
June 30, 2001 U.S. Edition
HEADLINE: You need a friend

SUDDENLY things are going badly for Wall Street, and they could soon get worse. As the market turns, business has dried up, especially the lucrative underwriting of initial public offerings (IPOs) of shares and advising on mergers and acquisitions. More ominously, in Washington, DC, politicians are sensing a growing appetite to punish somebody for the downturn, and Wall Street may be the ideal scapegoat, just as it has been before.

Worse still, Wall Street's political connections are weaker than they have been for years. During much of the 1990s Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and Arthur Levitt, three Wall Streeters with long connections, oversaw the American--and arguably world--economy and markets, often chewing issues over during golfing outings. Mr Greenspan putts on, but otherwise the Bush administration is strikingly lacking in Wall Street contacts.

Wall Street is under fire in Congress for its role in the dotcom bubble. Several investment banks are being investigated for alleged abuses during IPOS, analysts are being criticised for acting as cheerleaders of worthless shares in Internet companies in order to win their firms new underwriting business. The issues, including the conflicts of interest potentially influencing Internet analysts such as Henry Blodget of Merrill Lynch and Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley, are plainly set out in "The Pied Pipers of Wall Street". Benjamin Cole, a financial journalist, concludes that the Securities and Exchange Commission "has all but lost control of the game". Far-reaching regulatory reform may be needed.

There may be parallels with the 1930s, when, after the 1929 crash, politicians passed many of the Wall-Street-bashing, investor-friendly laws that govern America's markets today. Then, the public was outraged by the collapse of several investment pools that were aggressively marketed to novice investors, the most notable of which was the Goldman Sachs Trading Corporation. The investment bank that set up this fund made a fortune, but its reputation was damaged for decades.

It remains to be seen how badly Goldman will suffer in the clean-up after the dotcom bubble, in which it played its part. Strikingly, it became a public company at the height of the stockmarket excesses, ending more than 130 years as a partnership. Might the change to a public company have made it more focused on maximising its short-term value at the expense of its long-term value?

The Goldman story features in "The Last Partnerships", Charles Geisst's excellent follow-up to his earlier "Wall Street: A History". The author, a finance professor at Manhattan College, shows how Wall Street, after being chastened in the early 1930s, gradually turned aggressive again. The pressures of an expanding consumer society made their business structures increasingly obsolete, particularly their need to have more capital and to pay employees well without the long wait of becoming a partner. Indeed, most partnerships gave up before Goldman.

When the going gets tough, what better way to lift the spirits than with tales of heroes and villains past? There are plenty of both in "Wall Street People" by Charles Ellis of Greenwich Associates, a money management consultant. Many of the profiles have been published before and are rather old, though no worse for that. Among other surprises, it seems there was a time when George Soros was "reclusive" and "something of a mystery man".

Mr Ellis could usefully have provided more detail than his brief introductory notes to each profile, to help any readers not inside the Wall Street club. The new material he provides is generally fascinating--if only there were more of it. The colourful preface features a delightful cameo appearance by Helen Mann, of The Economist, and a description of a bored Ned Johnson, boss of the huge Fidelity mutual fund firm, floating wine glasses in the lighted pool in the middle of New York's Four Seasons restaurant. There are new profiles of Roy Neuberger, a brilliant investor who is still turning up at the office aged 98, and of John Weinberg and John Whitehead, the co-bosses of Goldman Sachs during its most admirable years.

On the desk of Mr Whitehead, who also trod the familiar path from lower Manhattan to Washington, serving as deputy secretary of state, sits a sign bearing the word "Excellence". This is something Wall Street could have used more of in the past and may soon need in abundance if it is to fight off those meddling politicians.

GRAPHIC: The Pied Pipers of Wall Street: How Analysts Sell You Down the River. ; The Last Partnerships: Inside the Great Wall Street Money Dynasties. ; Wall Street People: True Stories of Today's Masters and Moguls. ; Wall Street should be buffing up its contacts in Washington

LOAD-DATE: June 28, 2001    



Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
June 25, 2001, Monday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

Queens is arguably the second-best softball borough, behind Staten Island. Here are the players who make it so:

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MARINA YSAAC (St. Francis Prep): The senior shortstop batted .508, with 27 RBI in 61 at-bats. She also had a .557 on-base average and scored 31 runs. She will attend Manhattan College.

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LOAD-DATE: June 25, 2001    



Copyright 2001 Union Leader Corp.  
The Union Leader (Manchester NH)
June 23, 2001 Saturday ALL EDITIONS
HEADLINE: (JOHN CLAYTON AT LARGE) Scrapbook is a treasure of sports history

I clean out my basement, I find old bottles and paint cans and cobwebs and clothing that went out of style during the Kennedy administration.

Herb Kopf Jr. cleans out his father's basement and he finds sports history.

Much of that history is contained in a brittle scrapbook.

It's more of a treasure chest, filled as it is with newspaper clippings and pictures and letters and telegrams and ticket stubs.  Most of the clippings are about his father, Herb Kopf Sr., but there's also stuff about his uncles and his aunts who, collectively, made up one of the more remarkable families in American sports.

Personally, I would have been satisfied telling you the story about how his father was the on-field messenger for the Cincinnati Reds.

The reason?  Mostly because he was there with the Reds at Comiskey Park when they beat the Chicago White Sox to clinch the 1919 World Series which, if you follow the game, put Herb Kopf Sr.  in the midst of one of the jaw-dropping stories in the history of American sports.

Being able to tell people that Herb's father was there in uniform for the "Black Sox Series" -- tainted as it was by gambling allegations against eight of the White Sox players-- would qualify as "holy cow" stuff.

But there's so much more.

"He saw a lot," said Herb Jr.  "He did a lot, too."

We were in the dining room of his house in Amherst.  The table was covered with folders and cuttings and dog-eared photographs, and just as we were surrounded by memorabilia, so too were we enveloped in the musty smell of storage.

I love that smell.

I love that smell almost as much as I love baseball and baseball permeates the Kopf family history.  Herb's uncle Willard pitched with St.  Paul in the old American Association.  His uncle Wally left Dartmouth for a cup of coffee with the New York (Baseball) Giants -- lifetime average: .333, but that was in three at-bats -- and the only reason Herb's father was in uniform with the Reds is because his uncle Larry was the shortstop for the World Champs.

Not a bad calling card.

Wonder if anyone in your family can top this anecdote.

It's May 2, 1917.  The Reds are playing the Cubs.  Fred Toney has a no-hitter after nine innings.  So does Hippo Vaughn, who's pitching for the Cubs.  In the 10th, Jim Thorpe puts down a bunt -- yes, that Jim Thorpe -- and Larry Kopf scores from third to win a 1-0 game that Sports Illustrated ranked among the best of the 20th Century.

They ranked it No.  9.

The cataclysmic 1986 Red Sox-Mets Game Six was No.  8.

If that's all there were in the way of memories in Herb's scrapbook, I could have walked away happy.  I could have fleshed out the family's baseball legacy with stories about how Herb's father had to change his name so he could play semi-pro baseball when he was in prep school, but something happened on his way to the Major Leagues by way of Washington and Jefferson College.

The college dropped its baseball program.

"So my father had to focus on football," said Herb Jr.  "His coach said it was the best thing that ever happened to the football program at Washington and Jefferson."

The only problem was that Herb couldn't tell his parents.

The guy weighed 153 pounds.  He had no business playing football, let alone starting at both offensive and defensive end.

He could have kept it all a secret too, except he caught this touchdown pass at Forbes Field to beat a local rival, 7-0 -- it was the University of Pittsburgh coached by the legendary Pop Warner -- which pretty much made headlines all across the country.

His parents forgave him.

It turned out to be quite a year for Herb Kopf.  Little Washington and Jefferson plowed through some major opponents like West Virginia and Lehigh and by the end of the season, the unbeaten upstarts had been invited to this little game out in California.

It was the Rose Bowl.

"My father was the first freshman ever to play in a Rose Bowl game," said Herb Jr.  "He weighed 153 pounds and he played every play.  They only played 11 guys the whole game.  They all played every play."

They played well.

Their opponent was the University of California.  A year earlier, the Golden Bears had crushed Ohio State 28-0, so the unbeaten "Wonder Bears," as they had been dubbed, were expected to crush the mysterious visitors from the east.

The game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Washington and Jefferson was the toast of the sporting press that off-season, and that single season could have stood as a crowning achievement, but Herb was just getting started.

Beginning his sophomore season, it was Herb, not the quarterback, who called the plays for W&J.  That same year -- here's a football footnote for you -- he scored the first non-kicking conversion in college football history.  It came at an opportune time, too, seeing as it lifted the Jeffs past Lafayette, 14-13, at the Polo Grounds.

By the time his time was up there, Herb Kopf -- all 153 pounds of him -- was a Walter Camp All-America pick.

"All his weight was brains," said coach Earl "Greasy" Neale.

Those brains took him to Georgetown Law School.  In between classes, he took a job as an assistant to football coach Lou Little.  They were together for 13 years, mentor and pupil.  They moved together from Georgetown to Columbia, where Herb got to revisit the Rose Bowl in a 7-0 win over Stanford, until he set out on his own as coach and athletic director at Manhattan College.

At Manhattan, Herb Kopf was the toast of the town.  He was a sportswriter's dream.  He was smart and funny and articulate and he could coach a little, too.  Besides, he let his son serve as the Jaspers team mascot, right down to the green jersey -- No.  1 -- with the silver satin pants and the helmet to match.

"I went everywhere with my Dad," Herb Jr.  said.  "He had passes to the Yankees and the Giants and ringside seats at Madison Square Garden.  We went everywhere."

Including Boston.

That's where Herb's father went in 1944.  The National Football League placed a franchise there -- the Boston Yanks -- and Herb Kopf Sr.  was hired as the team's first coach.  The owner was Ted Collins, whose primary occupation was to manage the career of songstress Kate Smith.

"We were always afraid," said one player, "that Kate would get a sore throat and we wouldn't get paid."

Herb had more to worry about, like the meddling owner.  In his third season, he had a police officer forcibly remove Collins from the sideline. Soon thereafter, Collins removed Herb from the sidelines, but he had no regrets.

"My dad wasn't going to put up with it," Herb Jr.  said.  "He wasn't a limelight guy and Ted Collins was this famous radio and TV guy.  My dad had no use for that kind of flair.  He was used to dealing with Jesuits and kids.  All he wanted to do was coach."

And coach he did.  He took a job as an assistant, first at Boston College, later at Brandeis and he kept his family in the Boston area.

"Ted Williams lived right down the street," said Herb Jr.  "We used to go watch him tie flies.  Bill Callahan -- (as in the Callahan Tunnel) -- "lived next door to us.  My father used to drive all over New England doing coaching clinics.  We'd go up to Maine all the time with Johnny Pesky.  All those old coaches, they loved working with kids.  It was so different in those days."

Those days are alive in the scrapbook.

Herb's father passed away five years ago, but his spirit is still alive thanks to a book filled with clippings and pictures and notes from notables like Thomas E.  Dewey and letters from legends like Fiorello LaGuardia and Grantland Rice.

A book like that makes time stand still.

Herb Kopf Jr.  is thankful his father took the time.  So is his son, Herb Kopf III.  And one day, Herb Kopf IV -- who was born just yesterday -- will feel the same way.

LOAD-DATE: June 26, 2001    




[No Resumes]



[Sports #1]

June 25, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College Athletic Director Robert J. Byrnes released the Manhattan College men’s basketball non-conference schedule on Friday.  Highlights of the schedule include opening the season on November 12th at Syracuse in a first round Preseason NIT game, a Saturday, December 8th game against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, and the Jaspers return to the ECAC Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden for the first time since the 1996-97 season.  In the Holiday Festival, the Jaspers will open against Fordham on December 27th and will face either Seton Hall or Iona on the 28th.

 “I’m very excited about our non-conference schedule this year,” admits Head Coach Bobby Gonzalez.  “The preseason NIT and three games in Madison Square Garden should really prepare our players for the rigors of MAAC play.”

 On Friday, December 21st, the Jaspers will also welcome local rival Hofstra to Draddy Gymnasium for the first time since the 1996-97 season.  Add in a late-November game with LIU, and New York City college basketball fans will have the opportunity to see Manhattan vie with most of the local colleges for area supremacy.

Exhibition Games:

Thursday November 1          NY Gauchos AAU                                 Home      7:00 PM

Tuesday November 6           NY Ravens AAU                                    Home      7:00 PM


Monday     November 12      Preaseason NIT – Syracuse                     Away          TBD

Friday        November 23      Holy Cross                                               Home         7:00 PM

Monday     November 26      Long Island U.                                         Away          7:00 PM

Friday        November 30      Denver                                                     Home         7:00 PM

Monday     December 3         Hartford                                                   Home        7:30 PM

Saturday    December 8         St. John’s                                                 MSG         TBD

Friday        December 21       Hofstra                                                     Home        7:30 PM

Thursday    December 27       ECAC Holiday Festival – Fordham          MSG         TBD

Friday        December 28       ECAC Holiday Festival – Seton Hall/Iona MSG         TBD


June 25, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Coach Sal Buscaglia’s Girls Basketball Camp held at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York has openings in its August 5th to August 9th individual camp session.  Campers can choose between being a commuter or resident camper.  There are also openings in the August 9th to August 12th shooting camp as well as openings in the Team Camp from August 9th to August 12th.  If interested, contact Coach Sal at (718) 862-7940 for more information.



[Email 1]

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 08:43:01 -0400
From: "Joseph P. Dillon"
Organization: Manhattan College
CC: "Batt, Bill"
Subject: NYC Club

John-thanks for your offer. We are now in planning stage for kickoff event in Fall.Will ask for your help when ready

Joseph P. Dillon, Sr. '62
Manhattan College
Vice President
College Advancement

[JR: NYC Jaspers standby!]


[Email 2]

Date: 25 Jun 2001 11:29:25 -0000
From: Van Etten, Robert
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-06-24

Robert Van Etten class 66

[JR: For some reason, time most likely, “haste makes waste”, last weeks jottings didn’t have Jasper Van Etten’s class year.]


[Email 3]

Date: 25 Jun 2001 13:16:53 -0000
From: Arace, Marie
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-06-24



[JR: Dear Jasper Marie, Please don't yell at me. I'm just doing the best I can. According to the listbot software, there is no "Marie Arace @ your address" on the list. Are you using a redirector or did you subscribe under a different name? May I inquire as to why you are leaving us? Thanks for your patience, John]

From: Arace, Marie
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-06-24
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:12:43 -0400

I'm sorry that I yelled, this was my second request!

I originally subscribed for Robert Petrocine; he would like to stay on the list. My E mail address is in lower case, please try that.

I am the assistant to Bob Petrocine and I will be able to veiw it through his E mail.


[JR: You are NOT on the list in either Upper or Lower case. He is. Are you sure that the message is not being automatically copied to you on your end? ]


[Email 4]

From: Jack Tyniec A&S '66
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:47:45 EDT
Subject: FOG


Just read Tom Cahill's note about FOG.  Although I never considered myself a member, I often sat and talked with many of the FOG guys in the cafeteria in Thomas Hall.  It was quite an irreverent group, but we had lots of laughs.  I looked in the 1966 yearbook and on page 195 (it's unnumbered; you have to go to page 197 and count back) there is a photo and write-up on the group.

Of those in the photo, I recognize John and Jim Elliott, Gerry Armendinger, Dan Palese and George Auger.

It's interesting that you also went to Good Shepherd (along with Tom Cahill and me).  I attended grades 1-6 there from 1950-1956 and lived on the corner of Seaman Avenue and 207th Street, right across from the playground and just around the corner from the school.

On a personal note, I'm happy to report the birth of our grand-daughter, Olivia Paige Tyniec on May 2nd.

Keep up the good work; it's a pleasure to read Jasper Jottings every week.

Best regards,
Jack Tyniec A&S '66



[Email 5]

Date: 25 Jun 2001 15:36:08 -0000
From: Vince Bello 64 EE
Subject: remove

[JR: Done but why?]

Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 17:12:31 EDT
Subject: Re: remove


I get nothing out of it.

Lots of stuff I have no interest in and don't read.

I appreciate your effort, but I get too much email I do not read.

Something more directed to the class of 1964 Engineers, I might read.

Thanks again,
Vince Bello

Dr. Vincent G. Bello, PhD EE
Father of the Averaged SMPS SPICE Models
SPICE Simulations Co.
Power Electronics Analyst
13 Brookhill Lane
Norwalk, CT 06851-1617

[JR: Hope you find that specific a source of information. :? ]




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