Sunday 23 Sept 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,024 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget:

Wednesday, October 24th - Annual Career Fair
  Contact Pat Wallace 718-862-7421

Sunday October 28th – High school students open house
   contact Grace Feeney 718-862-7432

ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

As the flags go back to full staff, it’s time to see if the lessons from “911wtc” are “lesson’s learned” or “lesson’s forgotten”. So far as I know we lost one Jasper in the air and one on the ground. I am amazed that the toll, in general, was so low. It’s hard for me to differentiate the true emotion from the cosmetic. The “politicians” have been getting a lot of face time on TV. Other than Rudy and George P., I think the jury is out on who’s sincere and who isn’t. Thankfully it’s not my job to sort that out. All I know is that we all have to do what we can to ensure that we don’t go back to sleep as we did after the Cole and countless other such wake-up calls.

Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. Remember 911wtc and treat each day as if it could be your last. God bless those left behind by this cowardly act. God bless our leaders with wisdom and courage. But most of all, as our POWs said in the Hanoi Hilton using their “prisioner’s code” … 3 1 … 1 2 … 1 1 … … GBA (i.e., God Bless America).

"Collector-in-chief" John



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Egan, John



Sheridan, Stacy


1949 BBA

Dolan, James T. Jr.


1957 BS

Theisen, Charles J. Jr.


1959 BS

Antenucci, John E.



Giaimo, Chris



Schwarz, Ken



Laruccia, Steve


1969 BA

Hall, Albert


1977 BA

Khury, Maria



Cavanaugh, Karen Del Bene



Moroney, Dennis G.



Moroney, Nancy DeAngelis








1959 BS

Antenucci, John E.



Cavanaugh, Karen Del Bene


1949 BBA

Dolan, James T. Jr.



Egan, John



Giaimo, Chris


1969 BA

Hall, Albert


1977 BA

Khury, Maria



Laruccia, Steve



Moroney, Dennis G.



Moroney, Nancy DeAngelis



Schwarz, Ken



Sheridan, Stacy


1957 BS

Theisen, Charles J. Jr.





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From: Laruccia, Stephen
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-09-16 (from home)
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 08:48:01 -0400

Hi John,

Just a little announcement.  I will be getting married on Saturday October 6th to Barbara T. Stone, a graduate of Barnard College. Keep up the good work, I always enjoy reading jasper jottings.

Steve Laruccia, '67

[JR: Congrats. It’s nice to get some great news.]




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

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BW2358  SEP 17,2001       8:56 PACIFIC      11:56 EASTERN
Former New Jersey Resources Chairman and CEO James T. Dolan Passes Away

    WALL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 2001--It is with great sadness that New Jersey Resources Corporation notes the passing of its former chairman and CEO, James T. Dolan Jr., on September 14, 2001.

    Mr. Dolan joined New Jersey Natural Gas Company in 1962 as personnel director and held several managerial and executive positions until his appointment as president and CEO in 1978. He was instrumental in the formation of NJNG's holding company, New Jersey Resources Corporation, and became its first president and CEO in 1982. Five years later, he was named chairman and CEO of NJR.

    "Jim Dolan showed tremendous leadership during a time of great change in our Company and in our industry," said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of NJR. "His vision and foresight helped to guide our Company's transition from a relatively small gas utility to one of the fastest growing local distribution companies in the nation."

    "On behalf of both our current and retired employees, I extend my deepest sympathy to Jim's family and gratitude for all he did for our Company," Mr. Downes added.

    Under Mr. Dolan's leadership, NJNG was among the first companies to secure natural gas supplies from Canada, which have played a critical role in the Company's ability to meet the needs of a steadily growing customer base. In the mid-1980's, he galvanized the support of employees, customers and shareowners to thwart a hostile takeover attempt by a neighboring utility, allowing the company to remain independent. From 1987 to 1988, Mr. Dolan served as chairman of the American Gas Association, a national trade organization of nearly more than 250 pipeline and gas distribution companies.

    During his tenure, NJNG pioneered such customer-oriented innovations as consumer roundtables, and executive-consumer dialogues. Mr. Dolan also established the Company's foundation for charitable donations. Under his guidance, the Company's community outreach programs received national recognition. He also had a strong commitment to education and was responsible for the creation of NJNG's Project Venture program which pairs employee mentors with elementary school students from the Asbury Park school system.

    Mr. Dolan retired as Chairman in 1992, and he remained a Board member until 1993. He was active in a variety of charitable, community and civic organizations. He served as chairman of the Irish Youth Fund, and was named one of the "Top 100 Irish-Americans of 1991" by Irish America magazine.

    A native of New York City and a graduate of Manhattan College, Mr. Dolan was a long-time resident of Monmouth County. He is survived by his wife, Hilda, and his daughter, Marian.

    In lieu of flowers, Mr. Dolan's family has requested that donations be made to the Guadalupe Center, Box 1053, Immokalee, Florida 34143; or Sisters Academy, C/O Sister Carol A. Henry RSM, 1106 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

    New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE: NJR) provides retail and wholesale energy services to customers in New Jersey and in states from the Gulf Coast to New England. Its principal subsidiary, New Jersey Natural Gas Company (NJNG), is one of the fastest-growing local distribution companies in the United States, serving more than 420,000 customers in New Jersey's Monmouth and Ocean counties and parts of Morris and Middlesex counties. NJNG maintains an underground pipeline system of approximately 6,000 miles and has added an average of 12,000 new customers annually for the past six consecutive years. NJNG is also a leader in the off-system sales and capacity release markets. Other major operating subsidiaries of NJR include NJR Energy Services and NJR Home Services. For more information about the NJR family of companies, visit

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Copyright 2001 / Los Angeles Times  
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2001 Wednesday  Home Edition
SECTION: Business; Part 3; Page 5; Financial Desk
HEADLINE: Markets / Your Money; NYSE's Crisis Week Was Chairman's 'Finest Hour'; Profile: Many observers praise Richard Grasso's impassioned leadership and herculean efforts to reopen trading.

The New York Stock Exchange was thronged with dignitaries at its reopening Monday morning. But to many people on Wall Street, center stage in the struggle to relaunch stock trading has belonged to one man: Richard Grasso, the exchange's chairman.

Through relentless optimism and blunt speech, the native New Yorker has won praise for helping to restore a sense of safety and confidence to badly shaken markets.

"Our economy is going to lead the world economy of the 21st century," Grasso thundered from an NYSE podium Monday as traders returned to work after a four-day closure, the exchange's longest since 1933. Though stocks tumbled Monday and closed mostly lower Tuesday--extending the now 18-month-long bear market--Grasso is credited with leading herculean efforts to reopen trading of the world's premier equity market, making an important statement about New York's will to recover from last week's terrorist attacks.

Grasso's impassioned leadership has impressed many observers and even surprised some. For much of his career, he has been considered a technocrat with great inside knowledge of the NYSE but a deficit of vision and charisma.

With government and business leaders pressing for a quick reopening of the market, however, Grasso had a unique platform.

"I can't think of a case before where the [NYSE] chairman has been so visible," said Charles Geisst, a market historian and finance professor at Manhattan College's business school. "They've had some notable chairmen, but no one who's been so visible in a time of crisis."

Grasso Always Seen as a Trouble-Shooter

In an interview Tuesday, Grasso downplayed his role, saying the financial community united to face extraordinary circumstances. He said he simply sought to "communicate a singular vision," reminding people that the country had emerged from other catastrophes.

"One of the things you must do is restore people's confidence," said Grasso, who is married and has four children. "As heinous a crime as this was, it's not going to stop America's way of life, and you want to remind people of that."

Many on Wall Street credit Grasso with soothing frayed nerves.

"His performance demonstrated that he's the best chairman we've ever had," said Michael LaBranche, chief executive of a large NYSE "specialist" trading firm.

Almost from the moment of the World Trade Center attacks last week, Grasso pledged to quickly resume stock trading--as long as it didn't endanger workers or interfere with rescue attempts.

It was a daunting job: The exchange building is only a five-minute walk from the charred trade center site. And NYSE traders lost friends and associates in the attack.

The exchange's building sustained no direct damage, but many communications links were destroyed. Lower Manhattan was heavily barricaded and dotted with police checkpoints. Many people questioned whether it was feasible to resume business even by Monday.

But Grasso, at news conferences during the weekend, refused to entertain the idea of delaying trading another day. He drew on an intimate knowledge of the exchange's operations and people, acquired during 33 years there.

A college dropout from Queens, the 55-year-old climbed the rungs of the exchange in a series of management jobs. Always considered a trouble-shooter who could solve problems, Grasso was appointed president in 1988 by his mentor, former Chairman John Phelan.

But when Phelan stepped down in 1990, Grasso was bypassed in favor of William Donaldson, a high-profile brokerage industry veteran.

At the time, an NYSE board member labeled Grasso "a nice guy, a great technician, but not a chairman."

Grasso makes light of the experience now. "It really wasn't hard to overlook me at my height," he joked. He lists himself at 5 feet, 7 inches "and getting shorter."

Still, the rejection stung. By 1994, however, Donaldson had decided to leave. This time, Grasso got the nod, becoming the first NYSE staffer to rise to the top job.

Grasso "started at the bottom and worked his way up," Geisst said. "He was never a celebrity appointee."

Breaking Down Image of Wall St. Fortress

Though there was no precedent for the trade center attack, Grasso learned how to handle crises in part by watching Phelan respond to the October 1987 stock market crash, when the Dow Jones industrial average sank 23% in a single day.

Phelan was always "very calm and reassuring," said Peter Sullivan, a former NYSE vice chairman and top executive at an NYSE trading firm. "The qualities of leadership that Dick demonstrated over this past week--I'm sure Dick learned them from John, and he learned well."

When Grasso assumed the role of chairman and chief executive in 1995, the NYSE was at a crossroads. Though the best-known stock market in the world, the NYSE faced a growing challenge from the all-electronic Nasdaq Stock Market, which was beginning to boom with the rise of major technology stocks.

There also was persistent talk that in an era of computerized trading, the NYSE's costly physical trading floor was an anachronism destined for the dustbin.

Grasso refused to cede anything. He worked furiously to lure new U.S. stock listings to the NYSE and to branch out by courting foreign companies.

He also had to negotiate among the exchange's various factions, such as large brokerage firms and smaller trading operations, which sometimes have conflicting goals.

Perhaps most significant for small investors, Grasso pushed to make the NYSE more visible to the public, seeking to change its image as a Wall Street fortress. He let broadcasters such as CNBC report from the exchange floor.

Still, for many at the NYSE, little that Grasso has accomplished may be remembered as vividly as his leadership during the last week.

"This is his finest hour," said Dave Humphreville, president of a group representing NYSE specialists. "He's always been good, but he's never been tested like this."

GRAPHIC: PHOTO: New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso has played a far bigger role this week than just overseeing the relaunch of the world's biggest market Monday. PHOTOGRAPHER: Associated Press PHOTO: Richard Grasso, left, helped to restore a sense of safety and confidence to badly shaken markets. PHOTOGRAPHER: Associated Press

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Copyright 2001 Caller-Times Publishing Company  
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
September 18, 2001, Tuesday
SECTION: Local News; Pg. B1
HEADLINE: Specialist on LBJ says war power of Bush is different; Speaker says comparisons with '64 can be tricky
BYLINE: Jason Ma, Caller-Times

Comparisons of the recently declared war on terrorism to the Vietnam War are tricky, said a professor and President Lyndon B. Johnson specialist who visited Corpus Christi on Monday.

Congress' giving Republican President George W. Bush war-making authority last week has been likened to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which in 1964 granted Johnson extended powers in the Vietnam War.

But Julie Leininger Pycior, an associate history professor at Manhattan College in New York, said people should be careful about drawing such analogies. "They get abused so easily," she said, noting that last week's resolution wasn't as far-reaching as the 1964 act. "The situation is different. The time is different."

When asked how Johnson might respond to a terrorist attack, Pycior said that the powerful Democrat and Texas president had not mastered foreign policy.

"Because he was a consummate domestic politician, he would've been confident about handling the domestic angle, the people," she said. "For foreign policy, he would've been more likely to defer to the experts."

Pycior spoke at Del Mar College about Johnson's relationships with the Hispanic community. She authored "LBJ & Mexican Americans: The Paradox of Power," published in 1997.

During his years in Congress and the White House, Johnson consulted closely with Hispanics, such as Dr. Hector P. Garcia, founder of the American GI Forum.

But Johnson also was friends with segregationists and toned down some of his views on civil rights when it was politically expedient at certain points in his career, she added.

"Johnson was careful not to challenge existing social mores,," she said.

When Johnson was in the U.S. Senate, he helped arrange the burial at Arlington National Cemetary of Pvt. Felix Longoria, who was killed in action in World War II. His hometown funeral parlor had refused to help.

In the social programs of the Great Society, Johnson involved Hispanic groups, such as the American GI Forum and the League of United Latin American Citizens.

"One of his legacies was encouraging community organizations," she said.

"You see that bearing fruit in the political involvement of Latinos today."

Johnson's contacts with Hispanics began early and were deep, said Elizabeth Flores, a political science professor at Del Mar College.

"The leaders, on a one-on-one basis, knew him personally," she said. "They routinely dealt with him from the earliest stages of his career."

Richard Dominguez, District 1 commander for the American GI Forum, said Johnson helped Hispanics increase their opportunities in politics.

Dominguez said he met Johnson at a conference once.

"He was very close to all of us," he said. "He really did help the GI Forum by allowing us to have jobs and allowing us to have educated people in offices at the national level, the county level, the city level.

"The doors were open when he was president."

GRAPHIC: Julie Leininger Pycior, an associate history professor at Manhattan College in New York, spoke Monday at Del Mar College about the late President Lyndon B. Johnson's relationships with the Hispanic community.

Credit: Paul Iverson/Caller-Times

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Copyright 2001 McClatchy Newspapers, Inc.  
Sacramento Bee
September 18, 2001, Tuesday METRO FINAL EDITION
HEADLINE: Future cloudy for U.S. trading A drawn-out conflict could be tough on stocks, experts say.
BYLINE: Dale Kasler Bee Staff Writer

No one's sure how bad it will get.

Monday's record loss in the stock market, on the first day of trading after the terrorist assault on New York and Washington, sent market historians scrambling for their archives for clues to what could happen next.

There were no obvious answers.

A quick and decisive retaliation against the terrorists could spark a significant recovery, they said. Yet the more likely scenario - a long and difficult conflict, like the one predicted by the White House - could further depress consumer confidence and lead to greater damage to the stock market. The one certainty was that Monday's sell-off, which drove the Dow Jones industrial average down a worst-ever 684.81 points, took no one by surprise. Big geopolitical shocks normally shave about 5 to 7 percent instantly off the Dow, and that's what happened in this instance. The Dow fell about 7.1 percent in spite of appeals to patriotism, the announcement of massive stock buyback programs by major corporations and another half-point interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve.

"For one day, the reaction's probably normal," said Charles Geisst, a stock market historian at Manhattan College in New York.

Looking ahead, experts searching for historical guidance noted that the Dow Jones industrial average fell 20 percent in the months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Then the market rallied, thanks to the unprecedented wartime mobilization and news of U.S. military victories in the Pacific and Hitler's failure at Stalingrad, said economic historian Michael Bernstein at the University of California, San Diego.

Yet the war on terrorism may not offer the dramatic, uplifting turning points that stirred the markets during World War II.

"There won't be much to report for a while," Bernstein said. "I wouldn't look for a big moment that would turn the market around."

More selling could follow in the next few days. If lots of mutual fund investors - in some ways the backbone of Wall Street - take money out of their funds, that will force fund managers to sell off stocks in waves in order to meet the investors' demands for cash, said Chriss Street of Street Asset Management in Corona del Mar. That could happen as early as today.

"The real news isn't who's selling now," Street said. "The real issue is who will be."

Another problem is that while the federal government is poised to spend billions in response to the terrorist attacks - on everything from strengthening the military to rebuilding New York - the expenditures probably won't represent the same level of buildup that lifted the nation out of the Great Depression.

"It's not a general mobilization - this is not the kind of war that's good for the economy," Geisst said. "You're not getting into heavy production, industrial production."

True, many defense stocks have been boosted by the terrorism. Lockheed Martin Corp. was among the big gainers Monday.

But in the long run, Geisst and others said, the new war may more closely resemble, in economic terms, the Gulf War. In that conflict, consumer confidence fell amid fears of terrorism, and the economy and stock market both felt the impact. The S&P 500, perhaps the broadest measure of stock activity, fell 14 percent after Iraq invaded Kuwait, which precipitated the Gulf War, said economist Sung Won Sohn of Wells Fargo & Co.

There's little doubt that the pending war will inflict considerable damage on such sectors of the economy as airline travel and big-ticket consumer goods.

Among the big losers in Monday's trading: United Airlines' parent UAL Corp. (down 43 percent) and USAir (down 52 percent), which announced it was laying off 11,000 workers. Other travel-related stocks dipped, too, such as Walt Disney Co. (down 18 percent). Makers of durable goods also suffered, including Whirlpool Corp. (down 12 percent) and General Motors Corp. (down 7 percent).

The fact that the market and the economy already were soft could make it tougher for investors to regain their footing.

"The underlying economic fundamentals have become weaker," Sohn said. "One would expect lower stock prices."

Beyond that, "what will happen to the stock market will depend on consumer confidence, and the key to consumer confidence is how President Bush handles the retaliation," Sohn said. "If it drags on for a long time and there are a lot of casualties, then it could be a negative."

Still, some believe Monday's plunge was something of a one-day panic reaction.

"I don't think this goes into a multiple-day decline that takes us down 2,000 or 3,000 points," said Jim McCarthy of Legacy Capital Management Inc., a Roseville investment firm.

But that doesn't mean things will immediately get better, unless there's a dramatic breakthrough on the military front.

"The markets are going to be weak for a little while," McCarthy said. "Then we're going to see some sort of a rally, probably when we see some bombs start falling."

Investment analyst Jeff Logsdon, who tracks the entertainment and leisure industries at Gerard Klauer Mattison in Los Angeles, said, "We've got an awfully resilient economy. Over time, as investor confidence returns, investors will find value in companies and that will be the beginning of rebuilding the capital markets."

If the market doesn't recover, the federal government may intervene by lowering interest rates again or taking some other action, Bernstein said. President Bush promised an "economic stimulus package" if necessary.

Bernstein said the Bush administration's announcement represents an about-face of sorts. "Suddenly, all the ideology about 'no government in the markets' has been put on the shelf," he said.

The Bee's Dale Kasler can be reached at (916) 321-1066 or dkasler@

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Copyright 2001 U.S. News & World Report  
U.S. News & World Report
September 17, 2001
HEADLINE: Best Universities--Master's (By Region)

What are the Universities-Master's? In years past, we called this group "regional universities" because, in general, they tend to draw students heavily from surrounding states. We still rank these 573 universities within four areas (North, South, Midwest, and West) but have renamed the category to reflect the schools' mission: providing a full range of undergraduate- and master's-level programs, and few, if any, doctoral programs.

NOTE: Key to footnotes, Page 113; methodology explained on Page 104. Reputational survey by Market Facts Inc.

Regions at a glance

These are the four regions into which U.S. News places schools. North South Midwest West

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   A Rank
   B School (State) + New to America's Best Colleges this year
     ++ This school was reclassified by Carnegie in 2000 and appeared in a different category of schools last year.
     *  Public university
   C Overall score
   D Academic reputation score (5.0=highest)
   E Average freshman retention rate
   F Average graduation rate
   G Percent of classes under 20 ('00)
   H Percent of classes of 50 or more ('00)
   I Student/faculty ratio ('00)
   J Percent of faculty who are full time ('00)
   K SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile ('00)
   L Freshmen in top 25 percent of HS class ('00)
   M Acceptance rate ('00)
   N Average alumni giving rate
   [Numbers in parentheses either beside or below data indicate footnote numbers.]
   A  B
   C     D    E    F    G    H   I    J   K        L   M   N  
   1. Villanova University (PA)
   100.0 4.1 93   84   42   6   13/1  83 1150-1320 79 52  23 
   2. Loyola College (MD)
    91.0 3.6 93   78   44  .1   14/1  79 1150-1280 78 61  33 
      Providence College (RI)
    91.0 3.6 92   82   54   3   13/1  90 1090-1270 71 57  33 
   4. Fairfield University (CT)
    90.0 3.5 88   81   37   1   13/1  76 1090-1260 75 63  26 
   5. Rochester Inst. of Tech. (NY)
    89.0 4.1 85   55   55   3   14/1  81 1100-1290 60 74  10 
   6. College of New Jersey* 
    86.0 3.4 94   78   36   1   13/1  75 1160-1340 93 50   9 
      University of Scranton (PA)
    86.0 3.3 90   79   43  .2   13/1  83 1020-1230 57 84  34 
   8. Ithaca College (NY)
    83.0 3.5 85   72   60   3   12/1  91 1050-1250 64 70  18 
   9. SUNY Col. Arts & Sci.-Geneseo* 
    82.0 3.6 91   78   37   7   19/1  89 1150-1300 91 50 19 
   10. Alfred University (NY)
    81.0 3.2  81  67   66   5   12/1  94 1000-1220 50 76 26 
      Bentley College (MA)
    81.0 3.3  90  73   19  .2   15/1  79 1030-1210 60 49 16 
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   12. Simmons College (MA)
    80.0 3.1  83  69   69   3   10/1  70 1010-1170 58 65 29 
   13. Hood College (MD)
    79.0 3.0  84 61    72   0    9/1  66 1020-1250 69 78 29 
       Quinnipiac University (CT)
    79.0 3.1  87 75    55  .5    15/1 85 1020-1215 55 71 37 
       St. Joseph's University (PA)
    79.0 3.4  90 71    35   5    13/1 75 1127-1318 89 60 20 
                                            (3)    (3)
       St. Michael's College (VT)
    79.0 3.2  85 75    51   1    12/1 90 1010-1180 45 71 26 
    17. Manhattan College (NY)
    78.0 3.1  85 69   46    0    13/1 83 1025-1190 78 68 25 



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September 19, 2001

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Fairfield’s Pamela Cluff cashed in on a free kick opportunity in the second half which proved to be the game-winner as the visiting Fairfield Stags edged the Manhattan Lady Jaspers 2-1 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Wednesday afternoon at Gaelic Park.

Manhattan falls to 2-3-1, 1-1-0 in the MAAC, while the Stags improve to 4-1-0 and 1-0-0.

Julianne Forman scored the first goal of the game on a looper from 10 yards out off an assist from Maureen Miller at the 30:13 mark of the first half. Then at the 58:58 mark of the second half, Cluff blasted a shot into the upper right corner on a free kick following a Jasper penalty. Just over three minutes later, freshman Amanda Encke (New Windsor, N.Y.) scored the first goal of her Lady Jasper career off an assist from senior Laurie Spera (East Northport, N.Y.) to cut the deficit to 2-1. But the Jaspers were unable to tally the equalizer, dropping their first conference game of the year.


Fairfield outshot the Jaspers 13-6, but sophomore goalkeeper Jean Marie Gilbert (East Northport, N.Y.) was able to stop six of those shots.

The Lady Jaspers return to action on Saturday, September 22 when they travel to Baltimore, Md., to take on the Loyola Greyhounds at 11:30 AM.


September 18, 2001
Preseason NIT, ECAC Holiday Fest Highlight Slate

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College athletic department announced its complete 2001-02 men’s basketball schedule this afternoon.

Highlights of the 2001-02 men’s basketball schedule include selection into the Preseason NIT, the ECAC Holiday Festival, and matchups against four NCAA Tournament team from last season, in addition to the 18-game Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule. Also of note, nine Manhattan men’s basketball games will be nationally televised.

After a pair of exhibition games in early November, the Jaspers kick off the 2001-02 season at the 2001 Preseason National Invitation Tournament at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse on November 12. Syracuse won the 1986 Preseason NIT and is coming off its 27th NCAA appearance last season.

Then, on Saturday December 8, the Jaspers host St. John’s University at MSG in a matinee at 2:00. Finally, the Jaspers will be participating in the ECAC Holiday Festival at The Garden December 27-28. On Thursday December 27, the Jaspers take on local rival Fordham, followed by a matchup with either Seton Hall or defending MAAC champion Iona on Friday.

Manhattan’s home opener at Draddy Gymnasium is set for November 23 at 7:00 against Holy Cross, an NCAA Tournament team from a year ago. The non-conference home slate also features teams from Denver, Hartford and 2001 America East Champion Hofstra.

“It’s another great non-conference schedule for us,” commented Head Coach Bobby Gonzalez, now in his third season at the helm. “This year, however, we are playing a lot closer to home, and we’ve been so good in both Draddy and The Garden over the past two years that I hope we will get off to a good start. Being part of the Preseason NIT is very good for our program, and any time you get to open your season at a place like the Carrier Dome, it is going to be a lot of fun.”

The Jaspers also have 18 MAAC games on the slate. The team’s MAAC opener is set for Wednesday December 5, when the Jaspers travel to Jersey City to take on St. Peter’s at 7:30. Manhattan will entertain its first MAAC opponent on January 7, 2002 when they host Niagara at 7:30. The Jasper women’s and men’s basketball teams will host Marist College in a doubleheader at Draddy Gym on Tuesday, January 22 at 5:00 and 7:00, respectively. In addition, Manhattan hosts Loyola College on February 18 as part of a MAAC doubleheader at the new Bridgeport Arena near Bridgeport, Conn.

Finally, the 2002 MAAC Tournament is slated for March 1-5.


September 17, 2001
Jaspers Record Second Straight Shutout

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Manhattan College women’s soccer team posted a 2-0 shutout over the United States Military Academy Monday evening in a non-conference game in West Point.

With the win, the Jaspers improve to 2-2-1, while Army falls to 2-2-1.

Junior Tina Beatty (Valley Stream, N.Y.) got the Jaspers on the board just eight minutes into the game with a shot from 10 yards out on the left side. She was assisted by senior Ja Na Jorgenson (Newburgh, N.Y.), who tallied her second assist of the year. Senior Laurie Spera (East Northport, N.Y.) added an insurance goal late in the game, off an assist from junior Lindsay Bernstein (Stormville, N.Y.) at the 80:26 mark.

The stingy Jasper defense kept the Black Knights out of the net, despite being outshot, 23-9. Sophomore goalkeeper Jeanne Marie Gilbert (Commack, N.Y.) posted her second consecutive shutout in earning her second victory of the season. Gilbert stopped four shots on the day.

The Jaspers return to action on Wednesday September 19 when they host MAAC rival Fairfield at 4:00.




[Email 1]

From: Maria Khury (1977 BA)
Subject: GOD BLESS US ALL!!!
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 19:20:31 -0400


These past few days have been tragic--to say the least. We have had to reflect, pray, volunteer, and patiently wait--and continue to wait, in hope that we will overcome what we are now witnessing.

Our staff and family has been deeply touched by  the outreach of so many people as far and wide as China. Each communication received by e-mails, calls, and visits, have meant so much.Thanks for your prayers.

I am grateful to report that we had some frightful hours but now we are safe and well.

We hope the same to you.

We know the terrible and inevitable feeling   that in the days to come we will learn of friends, associates and colleagues lost.

We continue to hope and pray for the best!

Thank you and " GOD BLESS US ALL "!!!

Khury Tours and Travel,Inc.



[Email 2]

Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 12:34:10 EDT
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-09-09 (from the Jersey shore)

John, I was able to open the last one you sent.  I had trouble with the one prior to that.  I would say that I will be able to open up others in the future.

P.S.    Let us all pray for the victims and families of the Attack on America.  I hope and pray that there were no Manhattan College casualties. 

        I do recognize that we are all victims of this latest attack on Freedom Loving People. Please join with me and all others of Jasper Jottings  to give our President and all world leaders the Wisdom of God in finding the  right approach to conducting this "new" form of World War. 

        Let us pray that we don't inflict a blood bath on innocent people, while trying to root out the perpetrators of the Evil Act against the United States of America and all humanity.

Deacon John E. Antenucci  BS 1959
Diocese of Rochester, NY

Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 11:52:15 -0400
From: john reinke
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-09-16 (from home)


You should be able to see the Jottings after release on I've been able to put it up there for free. So you can try this link. If it works for you, I'll start another mailing list to inform you of that week's link. It may change because only 50 MEG of space is free on TRIPOD. Let me know if this works for you.


[JR: <1> AOL users seem to have more than their share of problems. On, any given week, I get several bounces from AOL that go thru on a retry. Sigh. <2> Very eloquently said. When we “react” to bad times, there seems to be several things that are “unintended consequences”. The government gets bigger and more intrusive (e.g., current legislation increasing its ability to intrude). We put in “temporary measures” that never get rolled back (e.g., the telephone tax to pay for the Spanish American war not repealed until the 90’s). And, the governement does “stupid” things in reaction to crises (e.g., confiscating nail clippers from airline passengers). The list could go on so I agree let’s pray for wisdom.]



[Email 3]

From: Chuck Theisen
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-09-16 (from home)
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:26:08 -0400


I strongly disagree with your comments on the recent tragedy.  I believe that Israel and the Palestinians deserve a homeland and to live in peace.  However, I do not believe that Israel is our "only friend in the area".  In fact, the leadership of Israel (as opposed to the majority of people living in Israel) are not our friends.  They take our money each year and they proceed to spy on us to attack our ships (remember the Liberty) and continue to expand settlements.  They horribly oppress the people in occupied Palestine and they treat their own Arab citizens miserably.  While I believe that the exchange of alumni information is valuable, I find that I no longer can accept the commentary which must accompany the information.  As to dealing with terrorism we must first of all seek peace and justice for all peoples in the world.

Please remove my name from your mailing list.

Charles J. Theisen, Jr. B.S. '57

[JR: <1> I always like to hear how wrong I am. As a Libertarian, I think we stick our nose in other people’s business. Everyone has that right to life. <2> I remember the lLiberty and the Cole and the Baracks and Ruby Ridge and Waco and Elian. I have always maintained that government and politicians are not our “friends”. They are more like dishonest servants or a pet bear. Cute, nice to have around, but dangerous as hell. <3> It’s a little hard to get to “peace and justice” when we can’t even have a reasoned conversation between people with similar experiences. So how hard is it when there isn’t that common background. <4> Sorry to see you go and hope you come back.]



[Email 4]

Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 22:49:12 -0500
Subject: Missing Jaspers from WTC
From: Karen Cavanaugh

I do not know if you are putting together a list of Jaspers who are missing from the tragedy at the World Trade Center. But I wanted you to know that my dear friend Dennis G. Moroney (1984) is still missing. He worked on the 101st floor of Tower #1. I pray that he will be found but as each day passes it becomes less likely. Please pray for him, his family (Nancy DeAngelis Moroney - (1984), his two children and for the other Jaspers who are missing or injured.

Karen (Del Bene) Cavanaugh - 1984

[JR: I wasn’t planning to create a separate list. But last week I reported that Jasper Gabriel (Richard 1971 BA) was on one of the planes. I pray for the safe return of every one of the 6,000 odd people who are missing. Please pass along our prayers and condolences.]



[Email 5]

From: Chris Giaimo
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-09-16 (from home)
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 11:02:10 -0400

John: As a retired military officer (having gotten my commission at our great alma mater) I don't quite know how to take your message below. If you are agreeing with Libertarian party spokesman Browne then you and I are on opposite sides of the political spectrum and little more need be said. Isolationism went out almost 100 yrs ago. All you have to do is look at the Internet on your PC to realize we live and must function in the world and that we can no longer simply say, "Its their problem!"

While I never agreed with the Clinton philosophy of using our Armed Forces as global policemen I am realistic enough to appreciate that there are some "evils" in this world that have to be dealt with and that we are the best equipped to do so. Whether that means supporting the Israelis who, by the way, I am no great fan of, or of stopping the genocide in Bosnia, I leave that up to the collective conscious of America.

I do know and remember very well that we did not have the support of the people while I was in Vietnam. I don't think that same sentiment will pertain over what we are doing now.

Col Chris Giaimo, USAF-Ret.
Class of '61

[JR: <1> I think we need a little bit more isolation-ism and a little less “interfere-ism”. We have troops scattered over the four corners. Did anyone believe that the troops would only be in Bosnia for a year? <2> I am not a fan of any government. But, by my eye, Israel is a “democratic” ally. “Democracies”, by an large, are more likely to be our “friend” and non-aggressive. We have used the Armed Forces badly. <3> I am a vet from that terrible time. We never should make that mistake again.]



[Email 6]

From: Hall, Albert (1969 BA)
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-09-16 (from home)
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:44:28 -0400


My new email address is:  <privacy invoked>

Al Hall

[JR: Done ]



[Email 7]

From: Stacy Sheridan
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 14:58:58 -0400


I have heard of many requests for donations, but this one comes from a fellow Jasper.  The email I received is as follows:

To all,
A very good friend of mine who was my roommate in college is a NYC fireman. Fortunately, he is OK and arrived at the scene after both towers collapsed. However, 9 of his fellow firemen in his firehouse were lost.  He has set a fund to help their families.  There are many fraudulent funds out there, but at least with this I know my friend will make sure it will get to the families that need it.  Any contribution is welcomed.  Please make checks payable to Engine 22 Ladder 13 Family Fund and mail to:

Alex Pollina
12 Heather Crescent
Commack, NY 11725

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy.  All our honor and pride are with those who gave their lives so that others would live!  Let's all do whatever we can to help the families of those who have dedicated their lives to the safety and well being of strangers.

[JR: Passed along as requested.]



[Email 8]

From: Schwarz, Ken
Subject: Terrorists
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 09:11:58 -0400

The primary purpose of government is to protect its citizens from known risks.  On September 11th our government failed to do that.  While I wholeheartedly agree with the President that we should try to "rid the world of evildoers" I fear that goal is, at least in part, a diversion from an equally serious problem, which is an inept federal bureaucracy.  As one of my partners said, if the United States was a corporation its board of directors would have already been indicted for criminally negligent homicide.  Elected officials have been more interested in things like impeaching or preventing the impeachment of Bill Clinton than in protecting the citizens of this country.  While I realize that, at times like this, its easy to point the finger of blame, I wish that our country would seize upon this opportunity to re-examine the purpose of our federal government and whether it has been performing the duties for which it was created.  I am disheartened by the fact that does not seem to be happening.  Of course we should rally the troops, but we should also be asking how we could have allowed such foreseeable and preventable events from happening.

Ken Schwarz, 1964.

[JR: Well said.]



[Email 9]

Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 13:01:04 -0500
From: John Egan
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-09-16 (from home)

Please take my name off your circulation list.

John Egan

[JR:  Done. Why?]







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A Final Thought

New anti-terrorism "security" measures proposed by the Bush administration may be a threat to the Constitution and Americans' fundamental liberties, and should be more carefully considered before Congress rushes to approve them. If we lose our freedoms, the terrorists will have won. Clearly, Americans need to tell our leaders the bounds of what is and is not acceptable. Remember Ben Franklin about the liberty and security trade-off!