Sunday 21 October 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,040 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget:

Wednesday, October 24th - Annual Career Fair
  Contact Pat Wallace 718-862-7421 pwallace@manhatan.edu

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

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ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

It appears now that more information is coming out about 911 and who knew what when. Evidently there were some warning signs, but once again like Pearl Harbor, people were “asleep at the switch”. Now I know our leaders would like to avoid finger pointing but as I learned in the brokerage business you have to hold people accountable. Sounds like the FAA, CIA, and FBI need a shake up. Every manager should get a negative rating this year. I think we should try to take whatever small measures of good out of this national tragedy we can. It’s a lesson and we need some “lessons learned”. Complacency got us into this boat; I for one would like to get us out of it. If we are to have a homeland defense, then let’s condense FBI, BATF, Drug Czar, FEMA, Border Patrol, Customs, and all the other alphabet soup agencies into it. I’ve read that “homeland defense” is going to cost 1.5T$ over 5 years. Let’s get something for that other than more new bureaucrats talking to old bureaucrats. It could be used to “condense” rather than “expand” government. IMHO

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
reinkefj@alum.manhattan.edu

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CONTENTS

        0      Formal announcements
        1      Jaspers publishing web pages
        3      Jaspers found web-wise
        0      Honors
        1      Weddings
        0      Births
        0      Engagements
        0      Graduations
        3      Obits
        4      "Manhattan in the news" stories
        1      Resumes
        2      Sports
        28     Emails

[PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS]

Class   

Name                     

Section

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DiPilato, Stephen F.

Email1

?

Drake, Barry

News2

?

Fong, Francis W.

Email1

?

Mara, Cathy

Email13

?

Robert Coleman

Email17

?

Sang, Jennifer

Email1

1943 BS

Callan, Edwin J.

Email22

1951 B

Morley, John Joseph

Obit2

1951 E

Anderson, Peter A.

Obit3

1952 BS

Lucas, William

Found1

1955 BA

Harbort, Bill (William F.)

Email23

1957 BS

Dans, Peter E.

Email10

1958

Walsh, Joseph

Email25

1959

Morgan, Dick

Email2

1959

Morgan, Dick

Email25

1964

Schwarz, Ken

Email18

1964 BA

Keating, Kevin S.

Email16

1970 BA

Considine, Martin D.

Email1

1970 BA

Horton, Robert S.

Email1

1973

Moses, David J.

Email4

1975 BS

Delaney, Gerard M.

Email26

1975 BS

Quintana, Manuel E.

Email1

1977 BEE

McGoldrick, Pete

Email2

1979

Rivera, Robert 

Email8

1980 BA

O'Keefe, Luke F

Email1

1980 BE

Thone, Paul W.

Email1

1981

Maneri, Michael 

Email27

1982

Manak, Joseph M.

Email24

1982

Reynolds, John

Email28

1983 BA

Clifford, Brian

Email5

1983 BA

Devine, Tom

Email14

1983 BA

Rabaglia, Joe

Email7

1983 BChE '

Blaho, John

Email7

1984

Cavanaugh, Karen

Email14

1984

Moroney, Dennis

Email14

1984

Moroney, Dennis

Obit1

1986

Fay, John

Email3

1986 BS CompSci

Stromberg, Pierre

Resume1

1987 BA

Jordan, Catherine

Email9

1988 BS

Mulderry, Daniel P.

Found3

1990

Le Roy, Daniel H.

Email6

1990

McCarthy, Robert

Email12

1994

Birkeland, Steven

Email15

1995

O'Hara, Patrick

Email21

1995 BA

Kellachan, Lisa Marie Hynes

Wedding1

1996 BA

Pilla, Mary

Email20

1998 ElmEd

Curley, Meghan Elizabeth

Email11

1999

Quinn, Jimmy

News3

2001 BEnvE

Morrone, Melissa

Email11

2001 BEnvE

Morrone, Melissa

Email19

2002?

Kelley, Janelle

WebPage1

Ex MC Staff

Lee, E. Joseph II

News4

MC Coach

Gonzalez, Bobby

News1

 

[PARTICIPANTS BY NAME]

Class   

Name                     

Section

1951 E

Anderson, Peter A.

Obit3

1994

Birkeland, Steven

Email15

1983 BChE '

Blaho, John

Email7

1943 BS

Callan, Edwin J.

Email22

1984

Cavanaugh, Karen

Email14

1983 BA

Clifford, Brian

Email5

1970 BA

Considine, Martin D.

Email1

1998 ElmEd

Curley, Meghan Elizabeth

Email11

1957 BS

Dans, Peter E.

Email10

1975 BS

Delaney, Gerard M.

Email26

1983 BA

Devine, Tom

Email14

?

DiPilato, Stephen F.

Email1

?

Drake, Barry

News2

1986

Fay, John

Email3

?

Fong, Francis W.

Email1

MC Coach

Gonzalez, Bobby

News1

1955 BA

Harbort, Bill (William F.)

Email23

1970 BA

Horton, Robert S.

Email1

1987 BA

Jordan, Catherine

Email9

1964 BA

Keating, Kevin S.

Email16

1995 BA

Kellachan, Lisa Marie Hynes

Wedding1

2002?

Kelley, Janelle

WebPage1

1990

Le Roy, Daniel H.

Email6

Ex MC Staff

Lee, E. Joseph II

News4

1952 BS

Lucas, William

Found1

1982

Manak, Joseph M.

Email24

1981

Maneri, Michael 

Email27

?

Mara, Cathy

Email13

1990

McCarthy, Robert

Email12

1977 BEE

McGoldrick, Pete

Email2

1959

Morgan, Dick

Email2

1959

Morgan, Dick

Email25

1951 B

Morley, John Joseph

Obit2

1984

Moroney, Dennis

Email14

1984

Moroney, Dennis

Obit1

2001 BEnvE

Morrone, Melissa

Email11

2001 BEnvE

Morrone, Melissa

Email19

1973

Moses, David J.

Email4

1988 BS

Mulderry, Daniel P.

Found3

1995

O'Hara, Patrick

Email21

1980 BA

O'Keefe, Luke F

Email1

1996 BA

Pilla, Mary

Email20

1999

Quinn, Jimmy

News3

1975 BS

Quintana, Manuel E.

Email1

1983 BA

Rabaglia, Joe

Email7

1982

Reynolds, John

Email28

1979

Rivera, Robert 

Email8

?

Robert Coleman

Email17

?

Sang, Jennifer

Email1

1964

Schwarz, Ken

Email18

1986 BS CompSci

Stromberg, Pierre

Resume1

1980 BE

Thone, Paul W.

Email1

1958

Walsh, Joseph

Email25

 

 

[FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT JASPERS]

[No Announcements]

 

[JASPERS PUBLISHING WEB PAGES]

[Web Page 1]

http://hometown.aol.com/jel8/myhomepage/index.html

Jay-D:
Janelle Kelley
sent to the earth May 30, 1981
job?? bump that i getz mine
livin in ghetto dorm at Manhattan college (sigh)

 

 

[JASPERS FOUND ON & OFF THE WEB BY USING THE WEB]

[Found1]

http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/papers/1989/89042504.html

Nomination of William Lucas To Be an Assistant Attorney General
April 25, 1989

The President today announced his intention to nominate William Lucas to be an Assistant Attorney General (Civil Rights Division). He would succeed William Bradford Reynolds.

Since 1987 Mr. Lucas has been an attorney with Evans and Luptak in Detroit, MI. He served as chief executive officer in Wayne County, MI, 1983 - 1987, and he served in the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, 1968 - 1983. Mr. Lucas served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1963 - 1968; Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, 1962 - 1963; and in the New York City Police Department, 1954 - 1962. He was a teacher and social worker in New York City, 1952 - 1954. In addition, Mr. Lucas was chairman of the Republican National Committee Coalition Outreach Committee.

Mr. Lucas graduated from Manhattan College (B.S., 1952) and Fordham Law School (J.D., 1962). In addition, he was a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Lucas resides in Detroit, MI.

[JR: The web search engines are like a giant crazy vending machine. I have no idea why they pop up with what they do, when the do it, or how they come up with the answer. It might be worth study in and of itself. Search engine “etymology”? It’s buggy enough.]

 

 

[Found2]

http://www.frontiernet.net/~ejacobs/man.htm

[JR: Sometimes I don’t know what I find but I can see a connection to the college???]

[JR: Upon closer inspection, Russell Crowe signs autographs at the College.]

 

 

[Found3]

http://www.paulcapital.com/people.html

Daniel P. Mulderry, Associate

Mr. Mulderry, who joined Paul Capital Partners in 2000, has responsibility for investment due diligence, transaction documentation and closing of transactions. Prior to joining Paul Capital Partners, Mr. Mulderry spent four years in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of SG Cowen Securities Corporation focused on negotiating and structuring transactions for clients in the Healthcare, Technology and Telecommunications industries. Previously, Mr. Mulderry was the Director of Investor Relations for Tosco Corporation, an independent oil refiner and marketer and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Stamford, CT. He received an MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and holds a BS in Mathematics and Economics from Manhattan College.

[MCOLDB: 1988 BS and the business info in the DB is obsolete. Sigh!]

 

[JASPER HONORS]

[No Honors]

 

 

[JASPER WEDDINGS]

[Wedding1]

Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
October 14, 2001, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 9; Page 10; Column 4; Society Desk
HEADLINE: WEDDINGS; Lisa Hynes, Patrick Kellachan

Lisa Marie Hynes, a daughter of Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, and Mrs. Hynes of Brooklyn, was married yesterday to Patrick John Kellachan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Kellachan of Larchmont, N.Y. The Rev. Michael J. Curran performed the ceremony at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn.

Mrs. Kellachan, 28, is an assistant Manhattan district attorney. She graduated from Manhattan College and received her law degree from the City University Law School at Queens College. Mr. Kellachan, 32, is an associate on the over-the-counter stock trading desk at Morgan Stanley, the New York investment bank. He graduated from the University of Scranton. His father, who retired from I.B.M. as a program director for its banking systems unit in White Plains, now is an account executive in New York for Forsythe Solutions, a technology consulting and computer equipment supplier.

LOAD-DATE: October 14, 2001 

[MCOLDB: 1995 BA]

 

 

[JASPER BIRTHS]

[No Births]

 

 

[JASPER ENGAGEMENTS]

[No Engagements]

 

 

[JASPER GRADUATIONS]

[No Graduations]

 

 

[JASPER OBITS]

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

[Obit #1]

Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 17:33:24 -0500
Subject: Dennis G. Moroney
From: Karen Cavanaugh

The following is the obituary that appeared in the Journal News for my dear friend, Dennis Moroney (1984). The tragic events of September 11th have changed so many lives and shattered so many families. Dennis was a wonderful husband, father and friend, and a loving godfather to my oldest son. He would have celebrated his 40th birthday in a few weeks. We had been planning a big party for him; something he had been looking forward to for months. Instead, we had a memorial service. I find it all very difficult to comprehend.

Karen (Del Bene) Cavanaugh - 1984

***********************

Dennis Gerard Moroney, Eastchester, New York, tragically missing since the World Trade Center disaster of September 11, 2001, will be remembered this Saturday, September 22, 2001, at 10:45 A.M. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe, New York.

A 1984 graduate of Manhattan College, Dennis was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, working on the 101st floor of Tower #1 of the World Trade Center. The family recently spent two years in England, returning in 1999.

Dennis married Nancy DeAngelis on October 19, 1985. Their two children, Elizabeth, 11, and Timothy, 9, will always remember their dad as kind, loving and mischievously funny. His gentle demeanor and goodness filled their lives with laughter and love.

Dennis, the devoted son of Thomas J. Moroney and Joan Boyle Moroney was born in the Bronx on November 7, 1961. The family moved to Freehold, New Jersey in 1966. His six brothers, Thomas of Freehold; Michael of New York City; Kevin of Howell, New Jersey; Brian of Douglasville, Georgia; J.P. of Yonkers, New York; and Patrick, most recently of Dublin, Ireland, will forever see the beauty of Dennis in the eyes of his two children and his six nieces and nephews. The spouses of Dennis¹ brothers will join in the celebration of his life, which was his gift to all who knew him.

Dennis touched the lives of many people, especially his loving aunts Margaret and Clare Moroney and his mother-in-law, Geraldine DeAngelis, all of Bronxville, New York.

Dennis loved to play golf, run and swim and was the coach of Eastchester Youth Soccer¹s Crew team; but drew his greatest pleasure from his children, his wife, his extended family and his friends. Those who knew him well will always remember him outside washing the family cars on Saturdays, jogging for miles throughout the neighborhood and going to Piper¹s Kilt Restaurant in Eastchester with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations can be made to the Dennis Moroney Memorial Trust, P.O. Box 223, Bronxville, New York 10708.

[JR: A sad thanks to our reporter.]

 

 

[Obit #2]

Copyright 2001 The Baltimore Sun Company
The Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2001 Saturday FINAL EDITION
SECTION: LOCAL, Pg. 4B

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John Joseph Morley, 74, insurance executive

John Joseph Morley, a retired insurance executive, died Tuesday of cancer complications at his Woodlawn home. He was 74.

Before his 1992 retirement, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland, a post he had held since 1972. Earlier, he worked for RoyalInsurance Group, where he specialized in marine coverage, and was Fireman Fund's special agent for Maryland.

Born in New York City, he was a 1951 graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in business.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

In retirement, Mr. Morley enjoyed woodworking and building scale-model electric trains.

He served on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Metropolitan Baltimore and was chairman of the property committee on continuing education for the Maryland Insurance Administration.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road, where he was head usher.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Veronica Carlson; four sons, Tom Morley of Westminster, Jack Morley of Sykesville, Dan Morley of Baltimore and Jim Morley of Manchester; two daughters, Dottie Morley Reals of Tucson, Ariz., and Maryanne Morley of Westminster; a brother, Tom Morley of North Salem, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Another son, Michael Morley, died in 1979.

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LOAD-DATE: October 13, 2001 

 

 

[Obit #3]

http://www.nyjnews.com/TJNnews/obits/

Thursday, October 18th, 2001 - ANDERSON, PETER A. - Peter A. Anderson P.E. of Stony Point passed away suddenly at home on the 16th of October. Mr. Anderson was born on December 18, 1928 in Manhattan, NY, but spent the majority of his free time at the family's home in the Village of Haverstraw on the Filor estate where his father was chauffeur. Mr. Anderson graduated from Haverstraw High School and Manhattan College with a degree in civil engineering. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict as a teacher of combat engineering in Fort Belvoir, VA. Upon his discharge, Mr. Anderson returned to Rockland County where he began a 30 year career utilizing his engineering degree. After working for local firms on the Tappan Zee Bridge and the burgeoning suburban subdivisions, Mr. Anderson joined the Rockland County Highway Department and earned his professional engineer's license. In 1968, Pete became the engineer for the Town of Stony Point, a position which he held until his retirement in 1995. In addition to his professional life, Mr. Anderson was the founding President of Division 1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a member of the Haverstraw Knights of Columbus and a troop leader for the Boy Scouts of America. In his retirement, he enjoyed attending the movies, going to the gym, and traveling with his grandchildren. Mr. Anderson was predeceased by his former spouse, Jeannette Feeney, a brother James and his parents, Agnes and Peter Sr and a grandson Scott. He is survived by his twin Agnes Heubner, younger sister Bernadette Lawless, and six children: Nancy Anderson of Waukeshau, WI, Mary Anderson-Tonjes of Calicoon, NY, James Anderson of Pleasant Hill, CA, Stephen Anderson and his wife Kristine of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeannine Anderson-Aldridge of Garnerville, NY, and David Anderson of New City, NY. Also surviving are his five grandsons, James, Ben, Andrew, Luke and Timothy, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 9:45am at Immaculate Conception Church, Stony Point. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Haverstraw. Friends may call at the T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home, Garnerville, Thursday & Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. For guest book & directions go to www.legacy.com T.J. MC GOWAN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC 71 N. Central Hwy, Garnerville (845)429-6665

 

 

[MANHATTAN IN THE NEWS OR FOUND ON & OFF THE WEB]

[News1]

Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.
Daily News (New York)
October 17, 2001, Wednesday SPORTS FINAL EDITION
SECTION: SPORTS; Pg. 76
HEADLINE: NOT YEARNING TO FLY AREA HOOP COACHES RETHINK TRAVEL
BYLINE: By SEAN BRENNAN DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

It's not an easy thing to instill fear in someone who is 6-11 and 250 pounds.

But mention airplanes, flying and all the new fears that now go along with it, and Iona College basketball coach Jeff Ruland readily admits that he's much more comfortable with both feet planted firmly on the ground.

"I've never been a big fan of flying," Ruland said. "But now that has increased ten-fold. I do it because my job depends on it, not because I enjoy it. But you have to do what you have to do." Since Sept. 11, when commercial airliners were turned into weapons of mass destruction by terrorists, the U.S. airline industry has come under great scrutiny. There have been as many concerns about airport security as there have been about passenger safety. Trips on all airlines have dropped precipitously as the public continues to shun planes for buses, railroads or no travel at all.

None of this is lost on area college basketball coaches, who, as Ruland pointed out, must fly to do their jobs. For those who never enjoyed takeoffs and landings before, working has become much more difficult. "I've been flying for many years as a college coach," said Manhattan College coach Bobby Gonzalez. "When I was an assistant at Virginia, Providence and Xavier, we flew all the time. But I've never been totally comfortable with it, I've never enjoyed it. I've always just done it out of necessity."

This season Manhattan has just two dates on its schedule on which it would be forced to fly - its Nov. 12 season opener at Syracuse and a two-game road swing through Buffalo in late January. That number may soon be reduced to one. "There is a good chance I night change that Syracuse flight to a bus trip," Gonzalez said. "I've already told our administrative assistant to look into it in case that's the way we decide to go."

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Gonzalez, however, is not so sure.

"I think you might see some families trying to keep their kids closer to home now," he said. "And if that happens, it will definitely help recruiting for schools like us, Iona, Hofstra and Fordham."

"It definitely could influence some kids' decisions, but I hope it doesn't," Pecora said. "I don't want us to turn into a scared society. So many things might wind up changing, though.

GRAPHIC: SHANNON STAPLETON MIKE ALBANS DAILY NEWS Coaches Bobby Gonzalez (above) of Manhattan and Tom Pecora of Hofstra say they may take more bus trips. CHET GORDON GROUNDED Terrorism has made Iona coach Jeff Ruland less of a fan of flying.

LOAD-DATE: October 17, 2001 

 

 

[News2]

Copyright 2001 Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.  
SUNDAY NEWS (LANCASTER, PA.)
October 14, 2001, Sunday
SECTION: ENTERTAINMENT, Pg. H-10, AREA ARTS ROUNDUP
HEADLINE: AREA ARTS ROUNDUP

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'60s rock reflects mood of a nation

Rock 'n' roll expert Barry Drake will discuss "'60s Rock: When Music Mattered" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Allen Theatre, Main Street, Annville. The free, public presentation is part of Lebanon Valley College's 2001-02 colloquium "The 1960s."

"The decade of the '60s was one of the most interesting periods in American history," said Drake. "Through all of the good and bad times, it was the music that brought us together and sometimes tore us apart. The political turmoil, the social upheaval, the hippie movement, the Vietnam War and the generation gap were all reflected in the popular music of the day."

Drake has often been called a walking encyclopedia of rock 'n' roll. A Manhattan College graduate, he has been immersed in the world of music since buying is first rock album in 1954. Growing up in the New York City area, he saw many an icon in concert, from Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry at the Brooklyn Paramount in 1957, to Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin at the Fillmore in 1967. When San Francisco exploded with the Summer of Love, Drake was there, too, hanging out on the streets with the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.

In 1965, Drake became a performer and songwriter. In 1970, he was signed to Capitol Records. Since then, he has recorded three albums and has extensively toured the United States and Europe. In 1984, he began doing rock music lectures, which have become popular at colleges and universities across the globe.

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LOAD-DATE: October 15, 2001 

 

 

[News3]

Copyright 2001 New Mexican, Inc.  
The Santa Fe New Mexican
October 11, 2001, Thursday
SECTION: Sports; Pg. D-1
HEADLINE: Terrorist attacks flt in 'minor muisances'
BYLINE: TOMMY TRUJILLO

DENVER -- Not all the talk was about basketball on Monday at the Mountain West Conference basketball meetings.

One month after the devastation of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C. some league coaches talked about how they were affected and how things have changed.

Only days after the United States has launched a counterattack on Afghanistan, it's obvious how things have changed. And only hours after a terrorist called for more attacks on America and its people, it was evident how some things may never be the same. On Saturday, everyone entering Falcon Stadium on the campus at the Air Force Academy will have to pass through a metal detector, and every bag will be checked. Wyoming, which will play the Falcons in the MWC football game, will have its charter bus thoroughly inspected before it leaves for the stadium, and it also will be taken to the stadium via police escort.

Although football teams usually travel via charter, skipping the maximum-security airport checkpoints, most basketball teams in the league travel commercially. The University of New Mexico does, and The Pit is conveniently located next to the Albuquerque International Airport.

Now the teams will have to depart earlier because of the extra time needed to go through security.

"A lot of those little things are going to be minor nuisances," UNM head men's coach Fran Fraschilla said. "Minor, in light of what's happened."

Fraschilla, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., had the terrorist strikes hit close to home.

"I lost a student manager," he said. "Jimmy Quinn was a manager at Manhattan College. He's from my neighborhood in Brooklyn. He worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, the company that lost all their people.

"Everybody I've met from New York and New Jersey or talked to in the last four weeks, knew somebody in the building. They either got out or didn't get out."

Fraschilla said he's talked about the attacks extensively with his team.

"I want them to understand there's a lot more important things in life than just playing basketball," he said.

Fraschilla isn't the only one with ties to New York. Eric Chatfield, the Lobos senior guard, is from Queens, and two coaching assistants are from New Jersey.

Frashilla did eventually get to talking about his basketball team, as did other coaches. But it was clear that those competitive fires within coach and player weren't there yet. They will be, soon enough, but there are other things to worry about now.

"I think we've all changed," Fraschilla said, "especially those of us who travel a lot, as far as being more aware of what's going on around us. We're not taking things for granted."

No one really is.

LOAD-DATE: October 12, 2001 

 

 

[News4]

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2001/10/14/loc_thomas_more_repairs.html

Sunday, October 14, 2001
Thomas More repairs bottom line
New president watches finances
By Ben L. Kaufman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — After years of painful annual deficits, Thomas More College is projecting a surplus.

        After years without adequate strategic planning, that vital process is under way at the private Catholic college in this Kenton County city.

        And despite stiff price competition from nearby Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More is filling freshman classes and and expects to prosper as an intimate educational alternative in a metropolitan region.

        “I'm here at a good time,” Thomas More's new president, E. Joseph Lee II, said in a recent interview.

ABOUT TMC

  • 1921: Founded in Covington as Villa Madonna College for women by Benedictine Sisters.

  • 1923: Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • 1929: First graduating class; the Sisters of Notre Dame and Congregation of Divine Providence joined the Benedictines in college operation.

  • 1945: Purchased by the Diocese of Covington, the same year it became fully coeducational.

  • 1968: Moved to 60 acres in Crestview Hills and renamed Thomas More College.

  • 2001: A liberal arts/pre-professional curriculum for 990 full-time undergraduates and 432 part-time undergraduates plus an accelerated MBA for 133 full-time graduate students.

        Thomas More's problems were detailed in a 1999 self-study required by the College Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for its 10-year accreditation reassessment.

        Even though it said the 1,555-student school was academically strong, SACS put the school “on warning” in December 2000, and gave it a year to sort out its problems. SACS faulted Thomas More's finances and the absence of a credible strategic plan for breaking into the black and staying there.

        Dr. Lee won't be shy about telling SACS about Thomas More's progress and he expects another year to meet SACS criteria without penalty. Meanwhile, the college is fully accredited and its degrees and credits are accepted everywhere.

        Coincidentally, Dr. Lee, a proven small college administrator, was hired to succeed the Rev. William F. Cleves, a popular professor and fund-raiser but admittedly not a strong ad ministrator.

        “He has talents and gifts that I don't have,” Father Cleves said. “I always felt that I was swimming upstream in administration.”

        Now, Father Cleves again is teaching theology of the Eucharist, Christology and ecclesiology at Thomas More. “I love being in the classroom.”

        Equally pleased is businessman Edwin “Ted” Robinson, who led the search committee in 2000 for Father Cleves' successor. A good indicator of the direction the school is headed, he said, came in September when the school broke ground on a $6 million residence hall.

        Moreover, resolving SACS' accreditation questions is moving ahead nicely, Mr. Robinson said.

        Part of the problem was the board's decision to skip a tuition increase in the just-ended academic year. That move didn't draw additional students and it produced a third straight annual deficit of $300,000 to $600,000.

        Unrestricted investment income and surpluses from previous years covered the losses but the painful lesson prompted a 7.3 percent increase this year in full-time tuition — from $12,300 to $13,200 — for the 990 undergrads and produced an additional $732,000.

        That “financial cushion” allowed Dr. Lee to raise faculty pay by an average of 5 percent. Otherwise, he froze hiring and barred new expenditures without his explicit approval. “I'm just saying no.”

        Diverse interests and commitments limit a college president's power, he explained, “But the budget is the one thing you can control.”

        He forecasts at least a $300,000 surplus when the budget year ends May 31 and hopes SACS will take notice when it reviews Thomas More's status at the group's annual meeting in December.

        As with other small private schools, Thomas More depends heavily on tuition and ever-larger freshman classes are vital to financial health.

        For the second straight year, Thomas More has enrolled more than 300 freshmen while basing its budget on about 280. This year, it was 325; last year, 304.

        But “it's cheaper to keep a student than to recruit one,” he said, so the school has reorga nized financial aid, advising and campus social life to carry more first-time freshmen into their sophomore years.

        The retention rate has been about 68 percent but Thomas More hopes to raise it next fall to the national standard of 72 percent on similar campuses.

        The new residence hall will house up to 160 students and anchor two more dorms as need arises. Fees for room and board will cover the debt but Dr. Lee wouldn't turn his back on a gift big enough to carve a donor's name over the entrance.

        “Do we want someone to name it? Sure.”

        The long-desired separate chapel building, however, must wait, he said. The current chapel is part of the original classroom facility. “We can't put a shovel in the ground until we have an endowment to maintain it.”

        Dr. Lee was recruited aggressively from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., after three previous finalists were rejected.

        When he visited in March, Dr. Lee liked what he saw, even though Father Cleves and the board were candid about their problems.

        “The group that put me over the top was the students. They all love the place for different reasons.”

        Thomas More draws about 10 percent of its undergraduates from Northern Kentucky Catholic families, the primary market that Dr. Lee hopes to further develop.

        About 80 percent of all undergrads come from Northern Kentucky but he said Thomas More does not compete with NKU or the community college that is scheduled to open in fall 2003, near Florence.

        To attain his goal of 2,000 students by 2005, he will have to attract undecided non-Catholic youngsters by selling the attractions of a small, private and inescapably costlier college with a conscious Catholic ambience.

        If anything, expanding that niche plays to his career strengths.

        “I'm a marketing person.”

        Thomas More has lacked a focused, aggressive, well-funded and consistent campaign to put its virtues before a larger public, including Ohioans, Dr. Lee said. “When we talk to people, the perception of Thomas More is quality. However, that message wasn't getting out.”

        That campaign is next.

 

 

[JASPERS POSTING RESUMES]

[Resume1]

Pierre Stromberg

Objective

Seeking challenging positions in program management or QA management within the software development industry.

Location

Ideal locations include Kirkland, Bothell, and Redmond areas of Washington State.

Technical Experience

Windows 2000 Professional
Familiarity with C, C++ (Visual Studio 6.0 and EVT for Windows CE), COM, Visual Test, HTML
Working experience with Windows CE 3.0 including system internals
Microsoft Platform Builder 3.1 and Microsoft Embedded Visual Tools
Microsoft Platform Builder 4.0 beta
Development experience with embedded hardware boards (including SH3, SH4, MIPS R4300, SA1100)
Office 2000 and Project 2000
Internet Information Server, including W3, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP services
Internet search service technologies
User familiarity with Palm OS 3.0 (3COM Palm III)
Familiar with popular Windows CE diagnostic tools including CodeSnitch.

Management Experience

Over 12 years experience in the software development process at both large
and small firms.
Professional experience with headcount procurement, interview processes,
hiring, and review systems.
Long term experience with product planning, schedule development, and
milestone tracking.
Experienced with key tools required to achieve software milestones
including source code control, bug tracking, test harnesses, and build
processes.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Employment History

Entrek Software, Incorporated
QA Manager
August 1999 to present

Managed a group of test engineers and programmers in a Windows CE tools development environment.  Defined test documentation and test cases, managed responsibilities of software design engineers in QA, set schedules, tracked progress, provided timely status reports to clients, drove lab setup and maintenance.  Coordinated activities with development groups.  Interviewed and sought out new candidates for test, development, program management, and marketing.  Investigated potential new contracts and conferred with marketing.  Spearheaded hardware acquisitions and drove development of an automated test harness.  Developed and executed tests for various Windows CE hardware platforms using C++ in a diversified embedded environment utilizing mutexes, semaphores, and critical sections. Provided primary QA coverage for leak detection tool in a Windows CE environment.  Reviewed marketing materials, design specifications, and release notes.

Microsoft Corporation
Technical Lead/SDE
December 1996 to July 1999

Provided software test engineering for the Server Applications group, with emphasis on indexing and search engines. Develop C++/COM based test applications for searching HTML, text, and Office 97/2000 based documents. Also managed implementation of test case management system and the usage of Windows 2000 Server and Exchange within the development group. Delivered group presentations on Windows 2000 Server, Exchange setup and configuration, as well as test case management system. Conducted scalability testing on multiprocessor servers running SMTP, POP3, and IMAP services. Examined test runs and provided performance analysis results to development and program management. Developed automated performance monitoring system for real time results via HTML tables. Led several contractors in a test effort for MMC based and web client based administration tools for SMTP, POP3, and IMAP services for Internet Information Server 4.0 and MCIS 2.0. Wrote test plans.

Microsoft Corporation
Software Test Engineer
July 1992 to November 1996

Provided software testing for a variety of products in the Business Systems Division. Tested Remote Access Software Autodial component for Windows NT 4.0. Developed diagnostic tool for autodial tests. Implemented Visual Test scripts for RAS client UI. Previous projects included testing LAN Manager 2.2 to Windows NT 3.1 migration utilities,  and NetWare client services for NT 3.5. Participated in stress testing Windows NT 3.5 release for entire LAN Test group. Developed and implemented test plans for NT RAS UI for Release 4.0. Developed and implemented test plans for NT 3.5 domain controller netlogon test group. Provided test coverage for netlogon testing in a mixed NT3.1 and NT 3.5 environment over multiple segments and routers using all three major protocols including slow links, RAS, DHCP, and WINS.

Microsoft Corporation
Software Builder
February 1989 to July 1992

Provided software build support for the OS/2 2.0 joint development project with IBM Corporation. Helped coordinate daily build schedule and development among three geographical sites spread across eight time zones. Helped develop automated tools to increase efficiency. Built the OS/2 1.3 project, and Windows Libraries for OS/2. Upon joining the LAN Manager group, began building RAS and LAN Manager 2.2a. Provided developer support during project cycles.

HandS Corporation
Software Developer
January 1988 to July 1988

Used C programming language in a 16-bit Windows environment to develop GUI interfaces and printing code for a Windows version of Microsoft Project. Maintained and enhanced PERT charting code.

F/X Northwest
Systems Administrator
July 1987 to January 1988

Supported and served as systems administrator for a networked Symbolics workstation environment utilizing 3D graphics animation for the television industry. Performed nightly backups, operating system updates, patches, and other related tasks.

Education

Manhattan College
B.S., Computer Science
June 1986

 

 

 

[JASPER SPORTS]

[Sports1]

October 17, 2001
MEN'S SOCCER ROUTS IONA 5-2
Salotti and Walsh Each Score Two Goals

NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Manhattan College men's soccer team beat Iona 5-2 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game on Wednesday afternoon.  Three different Manhattan players scored including two goals each from freshman Matt Salotti (Fairfield, NJ) and junior Mike Walsh (Chatham, NJ).  Sophomore Matt Sether (Garden City, NY) added the fifth goal in the win.

With the win Manhattan improves to 6-7-1, 4-3 MAAC while Iona drops to 3-10-1, 1-5 MAAC.

Salotti scored the first goal of the game at 6:40 on a free kick from about 20 yards out.  Walsh scored just 1:11 later when he headed in a shot off Nino Silvestro's (Ossining, NY) corner kick.  Salotti scored the game-winner at 47:53 when he hit a left-footed, 25-yard blast that hit the upper-left corner of the net.  Walsh scored again at 55:47 finishing a header from Rob Tedesco (Melville, NY) from 12 yards out.  Sether scored the fifth and final Manhattan goal of the game on a breakaway at 57:04, to put the Jaspers up 5-0.

Iona scored late in the second half when Jason Nardis hit a shot on a Luke Shkreli cross at 67:24.  Shkreli would later score at 87:37 on an assist from Nardis.

Manhattan junior Jesse Lardner (Spencer, NY) made five saves in the win.

The Jaspers return to action on Wednesday, October 24, when they face Loyola for a 3:30 game at Gaelic Park.

 

October 17, 2001
MANHATTAN FALLS TO PROVIDENCE IN FIVE, 3-2
Geddes Reaches 1000th Assist at Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, NY – Despite junior setter Bridgett Geddes (Escondido, CA) recording her 1000th assist for Manhattan College, the Lady Jaspers lost three games to two to Providence College this evening in Draddy Gymnasium. The game results were 30-24, 30-26, 22-30, 28-30, and 13-15.

In the first game, Manhattan lost a five-point lead before freshman Allison O’Neill (Houston, Texas) served the Lady Js back to win the game 30-26. A block by Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA), who had a career high of 19 kills and a .432 hitting percentage, sealed the first game for Manhattan.

Geddes reached her 1000th assist in the second game when as she set up O’Neill who crossed over from the outside for the kill. Geddes totaled 53 assists and 17 digs for the night. O’Neill had 10 kills and 18 digs.

Providence took complete control in the third game winning 30-22. They would go on to win the final two games 30-28 and 15-13.  Freshman Ayana Cadres led the Friars with 24 kills and 15 digs.  Senior Annie Cella also played well totaling 17 kills and 22 digs.

Junior Lauryn McKinney (San Diego, CA) had a career night, which 15 kills and 11 total blocks.

The Lady Jaspers fall to 7-12, 1-1 MAAC, while Providence advances to 6-15, 0-8 BIG EAST.

Manhattan will travel to the University of Connecticut on Saturday, October 20th at 2 PM.

 

October 16, 2001
WOMEN'S SOCCER BLANKS WAGNER 3-0
Junior Lindsay Bernstein Scores Five Points in the Win

RIVERDALE, NY - Junior Lindsay Bernstein (Stormville, NY) scored two goals and an assist to lead Manhattan to a 3-0 win over Wagner Tuesday afternoon.  With the win, the Lady Jaspers improve to 6-6-1 while Wagner drops to 2-11-1.

Manhattan scored just nine minutes into the game when Bernstein collected a pass from Chelsea Volpe (Baldwin, NY), beat two defenders and hit a shot from eight yards out.  The game remained 1-0, until 67:28 when Bernstein struck again hitting an unassisted, slow shot from six yards away.

Junior Tina Leidl (Ringwood, NY) added the third goal at 77:29 on an assist from Bernstein.  Leidl collected a cross from Bernstein and flicked the ball just past the Wagner goalie.

Manhattan returns to action this Friday in their last home game of the season, when they face Long Island University for a 3:30 game.

 

October 15, 2001
GOLF SETS SCHOOL RECORD IN LOSS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Boston, MA - The Manhattan College golf team broke the school's single round scoring record as Chris Okeson, Timothy Hand, Danny Sirico and Patrick Rizzotti combined to shoot 307 Friday afternoon in a dual match against Boston University. The Terrier quartet was just three strokes better with a combined score of 304.

Okeson led the way for the Jaspers with a three-over 74. Rizzotti finished at five-over with a score of 76, while Sirico and Hand carded a 78 and 79, respectively.

The golf team closes out the fall season at the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational on October 29-30 at the Rotella Golf Course in Rockland City.

 

October 13, 2001
MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO #15 SETON HALL 3-1
Freshman Matt Salotti Scores His Fifth Goal of the Season

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Despite a solid effort, the Manhattan College men's soccer team lost to #15 Seton Hall 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.  With the loss Manhattan drops to 5-7-1 while Seton Hall improves to 8-2-1.

Seton Hall got on the board when a Jasper handball in the box resulted in a penalty kick for the Pirates.  Luke Serafin converted the penalty shot at the 27:33 mark to give Seton Hall the one-goal lead at the half.

Freshman Matt Salotti (Farifield, NJ) scored his fifth goal of the year on an assist from Mike Walsh (Chatham, NJ) and Matt Sether (Garden City, NY) at 55:28.  Salotti hit a shot to the left side of the net from eight yards out to tie the game.  Seton Hall senior Greg Strohmann scored the game-winning goal at 67:03 when he redirected a shot from Ryan McGowen.  Strohmann added another goal at 89:54 shooting into an open net.

Junior Nino Silvestro (Ossining, NY) played well to lead the midfield, while junior Jesse Lardner (Spencer, NY) had nine saves in the loss.

The Jaspers return to action on Wednesday, October 17, when they travel to Iona for a 3:00 PM game.

 

October 12, 2001
VOLLEYBALL DROPS MAAC GAME TO FAIRFIELD, 3-0

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College volleyball team dropped three games to none to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rivalry Fairfield University this evening in Draddy Gymnasium. The game results were 30-18, 30-24, and 30-28.

The Lady Jaspers fall to 7-11, 1-1 MAAC, while Fairfield advances to 9-7, 1-0 MAAC for the season.

Junior captain Amy O’Dorisio (San Diego, CA) led Manhattan with 16 kills and Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA) had nine kills for the evening. However, the Jaspers could not withstand the attacks of the Stags’ junior Conny Paul who led her with 16 kills and a .461 hitting percentage. Fairfield sophomore Laurie Brands also performed well totaling a double- double with 11 kills and 12 digs.

Manhattan will return to action Wednesday, October 17th when they play Providence at 6:00 P.M. in Draddy Gymnasium.

 

October 11, 2001
MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO SIENA 4-0

RIVERDALE, NY - The Manhattan College men's soccer team lost to Siena 4-0 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Thursday afternoon.  With the loss the Jaspers fall to 5-6-1, 3-3 MAAC.

Siena scored with just four minutes left in the first half when a foul in the box resulted in a penalty kick.  Patrick Wren converted on the penalty to give the Saints a 1-0 lead at the half.  Despite only taking two more shots than Manhattan, Siena finished three more goals in the second half to ice the game.

<extraneous deleted>

 

October 10, 2001
VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS IONA, 3-0
Captains Frederick and O’Dorisio Lead Jaspers with 14 Kills Apiece

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College volleyball team swept Iona College three games to none this evening at Draddy Gymnasium.   This is the Lady Jaspers’ first home win and first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win for the season. The game results were 30-18, 30-26 and 30-24.

Manhattan improves to 7-10, 1-0 MAAC, while Iona falls to 6-8, 0-2 MAAC.

Captains Kim Frederick (Orange, CA) and Amy O’Dorisio (San Diego, CA) both led the Lady Jaspers with 14 kills. Frederick averaged a .500 hitting percentage and nine digs, while O’Dorisio added with 11 digs.

Manhattan won the first match, 30-18, in less than 30 minutes. In the second game, the Lady Gaels came back from an eight point Jasper lead to come within one before Manhattan won the game 30-26.  In the final game, Iona tied the score three times with the powerful hitting of Kathy Kunath, who led her team with nine kills and seven digs. However, the Lady J’s gained control and a kill by junior Lauryn McKinney (San Diego, CA) to put the match away 30-24. McKinney had eight kills and a .438 hitting percentage for the evening.

Manhattan will return to action this Friday when they play Fairfield at 7:30 PM in Draddy Gymnasium.

 

October 10, 2001
WOMEN’S SOCCER BLANKS IONA 2-0

RIVERDALE, NY – Two second-half goals propelled the Manhattan College women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Iona in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game on Wednesday afternoon.

With the win Manhattan improves to 5-6-1, 4-4 MAAC, while Iona falls to 1-12, 1-5 MAAC.

The game was tied 0-0 at the half with the shot count at 10-8, favoring Manhattan. The Lady Jaspers took six corner kicks, but could not convert.   Iona goalkeeper Jenn Radke had an outstanding second half, stopping six shots on 23 shots.  For the game Radke finished with nine saves on 33 Manhattan shots, while Manhattan keeper Jeanne Marie Gilbert (Commack, NY) finished with three saves on 11 Iona shots.

Sophomore Chelsea Volpe (Baldwin, NY) scored her first goal of the season at the 48- minute mark when she beat three Iona defenders and put the ball in the right side of the net.  Senior Laurie Spera (E. Northport, NY) scored her fourth goal of the year on an assist from Kristin Stroppel (Cornwall, NY) at 83:20.  The assist marked Stroppel’s fifth of the year.

Manhattan returns to action on Tuesday, October 16, when they face Wagner at 3:30 at Gaelic Park.

 

October 9, 2001
ADELPHI BLANKS MEN’S SOCCER, 2-0

GARDEN CITY, NY – Adelphi University scored a goal in each half and went on to shutout the Manhattan College men’s soccer team 2-0 Tuesday evening in a non-conference game.

The Jaspers fall to 5-5-1 while Adelphi improves to 3-5-1.

The Panthers won their third game in a row and earned their third straight shutout while the Jaspers snapped a three-game winning streak. Tal Sheinfeld netted the first goal for the Panthers at the 22:23 mark on a corner kick to put the Panthers up 1-0. Then midway through the second half, Marcin Pachowicz cashed in on a penalty kick at the 73:35 mark to complete the scoring.

The Panthers outshot Manhattan 15-11 and had a 6-2 advantage on corners. Manhattan goalkeeper Jesse Lardner made one save in the losing effort.

The men’s soccer team returns to action on Thursday when they host MAAC rival Siena in a makeup game originally scheduled for September 22. Game time is set for 3:30 at Gaelic Park.

 

October 9, 2001
GOLF HAS STRONG SHOWING AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIP

HAMILTON, NY - The Manhattan College golf team shot the second-best tournament round in school history last weekend at the ECAC Championship at Colgate's Seven Oaks Golf Course.

On Saturday, the Jaspers battled driving rain and wind a shot a 339 in the first round. Although the weather conditions did not improve on Sunday, the Jaspers did, shooting a combined 309, marking the second-best tournament round in the program's history. The second round was cancelled however due to the poor weather conditions, so each school's first round scores were used to determine the final standings. Manhattan finished in a tie for 23rd out of 26 schools.

Chris Damiano was the top individual finisher for the Jaspers with an eight-over 80. Chris Okeson finished tied for 82nd overall with a first round score of 84, Marty Tobias was 98th with a score of 86, Jay Wiederlight carded an 89 and Timothy Hand shot a 97. Each golfer improved by at least four strokes on Sunday, with Damino leading the way with a two-over 74. Wiederlight shot a 75, a 14-stroke improvement from the day before. Tobias, Okeson and Hand all ended the day at an even 80. For Hand, his round was a 17 strokes better than the previous round.

The Jasper golf team will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Boston University at 1:00.

 

 

[Sports2]

Copyright 2001 Computer Information Network Inc.  
The Sports Network
October 16, 2001 Tuesday
SECTION: Soccer (News Story)
HEADLINE: United's Ammann undergoes second successful surgery
DATELINE: Chantilly, VA

<extraneous deleted>

During the off-season, Ammann has joined friends, Billy Walsh and Clint Mathis of the MetroStars, in coaching the Manhattan College men's soccer team. Under their guidance, the team has improved to a 5-7-1 record this fall. The team lost 1-3 to 15th ranked Seton Hall in their last match. Last year, Manhattan finished the season 3-13-1 and ranked near the bottom of all NCAA Division I men's soccer teams.

LOAD-DATE: October 16, 2001 

 

 

[EMAIL FROM JASPERS]

[Email 1]

To: O'Keefe, Luke F; Considine, Martin D.; Thone, Paul W.; Horton, Robert S.; Fong, Francis W.; Sang, Jennifer; DiPilato, Stephen F.
From: Quintana, Manuel E
Cc: reinkefj@alum.manhattan.edu
Subject: FW: May a fellow Jasper have a few moments?
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 15:42:25 -0500

To join Manhatan College's email newsletter

--

[JR: I immediately sent this out to correct any misimpression.]

--

To: All

Excuse the interruption but just so there is no misunderstanding. It's all unofficial. I have no formal connection with the college in this effort. Here's how I pitch the idea of participation.

John '68 BEEE

--

To: Quintana, Manuel E.
From: ferdinand john reinke
Subject: RE: FW: May a fellow Jasper have a few moments?

Manuel,

Of course, I have immediately removed your name as you have requested. I don't send to people that don't want it, if at all possible. I admit I am not the world's best record keeper.

FYI, I started Jasper Jottings to fill a void left by the College when they put up the online database. I'd be just as happy to have them do it. But, there seems to be no understanding about using this new medium as a way to kindle the Manhattan College community. I have over a thousand Jaspers on the mailing list.

Since November 1999, I have only had a few (less than 20) complaints about it.

I try to focus on alumni news with some comments from me. We have a relatively lively debate from time to time which I remember from Plato's cave where one could have four people and hear five opinions.

Again, there is no effort by Manhattan College to reach the alums by other than the printed material which I personally find dated by the time it gets out. Just to give you a flavor of what I am trying to facilitate, in the last year, I remember: getting some alums in Florida to go cheer for a women's softball game which delighted both the alums and the team; linked up at least ten old fiends who had drifted apart, and gathered some political & financial support and some publicity for a young alum trying to win political office. That's just off the top of my head.

I think this is a very valuable tool. I would urge you and your friends to look past the "official" label and try to see this effort for what it could be -- a communications tool to link Jaspers virtually.

Best wishes,
John '68 BEEE

 

 

[Email 2]

From: McGoldrick, Pete
Subject: RE: May a fellow Jasper have a few moments?
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 07:00:46 -0400

Thanks John,

I went to Dick Morgan's funeral on Saturday. There were over 1,000 attendees. It was unbelievable. Dick worked for Con Ed and I work for Orange & Rockland so our paths crossed.

PETE - '77 BEE/MEE

Peter T. McGoldrick, PE
Manager, T&S Engineering
Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc
500 ROUTE 208
MONROE, NEW YORK 10950

[JR: thanks for the report. I think many of us are still in shock.]

 

 

[Email 3]

From: John Fay
To: jottings
Subject: Jasper Jottings - 9/11 response
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 16:17:52 +0100

John

Whoever griped or was enraged by your "Lost Jaspers" mail is obnoxious and not worthy of your time. I really hope you simply ignored them. I think you should put their mails and addresses in the Jottings so that we can all tell them what we think of them. As with all aspects of the attacks on September 11, the list of lost Jaspers is sobering and saddening. Too many young lives lost that day.

I was somewhat involved with a new web site that was set up by some people here in Dublin www.irishtribute.com. I know there are many such sites out there, but this one's the only one I've seen where there can be a full web page devoted to each person killed. Anyone who knew one of the people in the WTC, Pentagon or on one of the flights can add a page about that person. The "Irish" angle was not intended to exclude anyone, just to offer a focus to the people here who developed it.

On the political front, I believe Mr. Ridge is now Secretary for Homeland Security, not Homeland Defense. May be a semantic point, but I think there are differences between Homeland Security and Defense. One is focused on preventing attacks within the US and the other is more geared towards responding to attacks on the US (home or abroad).

The problem with the definition of this war is that the region of Afghanistan is essentially stateless and lawless right now. That's why the US has been unable to declare war on any state. Afghanistan is a staging post for atrocities and this has to be remedied. Yes, too many people are hungry out there, but that's because the Taliban, which is the closest thing that this pitiful place has to a government, doesn't care. They were hungry before Sep 11 and they will be hungry for a long time after.

The primary difference between this war on terrorism and the war on drugs is that drugs are marketable commodities with a large demand in western society. Terrorism is not in demand in western society. Terrorism is furtive warfare fought by people that recognize that our liberties are their opportunity. Generally the trade-off involved is between losing liberties in exchange for preventing some small scale attacks. The American people would generally tolerate the possibility of these small scale attacks in order to retain a large degree of freedom.

However, on Sep 11, one of the general precepts of terrorism - that the attack has to be small scale enough so that you can make your point without risking a full scale response - was tossed aside. Now we are dealing with an enemy that has killed 5,000 people, but would, I believe, not shrink from killing 50,000 or 500,000 if they got the chance. Therefore, some sacrifice in freedoms and liberty are required, even if they would be painful. Hopefully, this sacrifice will be very short-lived.

Regards,
John Fay '86
Dublin

[JR: <1> Thanks for your kind words. I am dutifully reporting the messages as sent to me. There’s no sense starting flame wars with dueling emails. Live an let live. I just have not internalize them. But these are hard times for everyone. <2> Homeland Security or Homeland Defense, all I heard is the 1.5T$ over 5 years. Duplicate bureaucrats. No common sense. Every federal bureaucracy and 2+ trillion dollars failed us on September 11th. The world's only "superpower" couldn't even defend its own command center. Why in the world would anyone think that another bureaucracy would in anyway help the situation? http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-101501safe.story <3> We need to do a better job of fixing things after we “clear” the terrorists. We should be working on the refugee camps to feed them, educate them especially the women, “business-size” them (i.e., an emerging middle class would be nice), and send them back armed to protect themselves.]

 

 

[Email 4]

From: Moses, David J
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:06:52 -0400

I'd like to be included in your adventure! Thanks for the opportunity!

                      Dave Moses, Class of '73

[JR: Welcome aboard.]

 

 

[Email 5]

[JR: An unhappy writer]

Subject: Re: May I, a fellow Jasper, have a minute?
To: ferdinand john reinke (@ home office)
Cc: Ben Benson @ Manhattan Colege
From: Brian Clifford
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 18:03:34 -0500

John:

Just some honest feedback from a fellow Jasper. While I find it interesting that you're willing to provide information on MC alumni from the 911 tragedy. I find it TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE that you would use the same e-mail for a solicitation, using the words "while I have your attention”, especially DISASTER RECOVERY services? Are you kidding me? Are you offering free steak knives if we reply w/ more names of the missing?

This is not in true Jasper tradition and you should re-consider your lack of tact. Sorry to come across so harsh though your note just hit me the wrong way, big time...especially when I never subscribed to your mailing list in the first place and have no idea where you had received my email id. Don't you think you might want to ask folks, first, if they wish to subscribe to such a service? I know where the MC web site is and can go seek that info if I wanted it. If I had a member of my family on your list - I'd be more than ticked off at you for using this tragic event as a Sales tool.  Did Alumni Relations approve? Knock it off man.

Brian Clifford

[JR: My response]

Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 23:25:23 -0400
To: Brian Clifford
Subject: Re: May I, a fellow Jasper, have a minute?

BC> Just some honest feedback from a fellow Jasper.”

Always appreciated positive or negative.

BC> while I find it interesting that you're willing to provide information on MC
BC> alumni from the 911 tragedy. I find it TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE that you would
BC> use the same e-mail for a solicitation, using the words "while I have your
BC> attention", especially DISASTER RECOVERY services?

I really didn't think anyone would mind asking if they knew of any work out there. So far only you and one other out of over 8500 Jaspers made a negative comment. I am currently seeking new employment so I don't see anything inappropriate about asking when I get the chance. As a matter of fact, 11 new leads came out of this effort. I don't see how, since I was interrupting them anyway, it would not be ok to ask. As an over-50 white male in a tough job climate that just got worse, I have to try harder.

BC>Are you kidding me? Are you offering free steak knives if we reply w/ more
BC> names of the missing?

No, some of us are genuinely concerned about old class mates. The College was trying to reach out and find out but they didn't have the email resource that I do. And, they don't have the concepts that would allow them understand how do it. And, it did provide almost instantaneous results. I shared what I learned with them on an "immediate" basis so that they could be as "correct" as possible. This isn't about competition with them but just different objectives and resources. I see the Jasper Jottings email list as a resource for Jasper to communicate. They don't see such a need.

BC> This is not in true Jasper tradition and you should re-consider your lack of
BC> tact. Sorry to come across so harsh though your note just hit me the wrong
BC> way, big time...

I will grant you that I didn't consider the possibility that I would blunder into a family member. But, luckily it doesn't appear that I did.

As far as tact and "harshness" is concerned, you impute crass motives. It might have been fairer to possibly assume that it was well intentioned but dumb. Perhaps, that alternative possibility eluded you in the way you took the message as opposed to what the message actually said.

BC> especially when I never subscribed to your mailing list in the first place and
BC> have no idea where you had received my email id.

In November of 1999, I punched up every Jasper email from the green book directory and invited everyone to my free Jasper Jottings effort. You had to have given it there and agreed to its public dissemination. When email addresses are placed in a public forum, I assumed that they were there to be used. When 911 occurred, I felt I had a unique opportunity to reach out and communicate with Jaspers to give and solicit information quickly cheaply and totally at the reader's option. Anyone could just hit the delete key, read it  -- ignore or use it as they saw fit, and respond if they were interested.

BC> Don't you think you might want to ask folks, first, if they wish to subscribe
BC> to such a service?

I don't send to anyone who doesn't want it and they have to say so. The fact that you haven't heard from me again after my initial email means that you didn't respond to my invitation and, respecting your privacy, I never bothered you again.

BC> I know where the MC web site is and can go seek that info if I wanted it.

Feel free. Not everyone has the information, capability, time or such to do that. I was just trying to help.

BC> If I had a member of my family on your list - I'd be more than ticked off at you
BC> for using this tragic event as a Sales tool.

I'm not selling anything. I have never used Jasper Jottings to sell anything. And, I don't think I'll be using it to sell anything in the future. SO I reject the label "sales tool". What did I sell? Maybe I am missing something. I told some facts, asked for input, told about Jasper Jottings, and asked if there was work out their. What was sold?

BC> Did Alumni Relations approve?

Why? I deliberately have no formal relationship with the college. I don't tell them what to do and they don't tell me. I share everything I learn but receive nothing form them. Not even information that doesn't go to or is available to every other Jasper.

We don't agree on the need for an electronic Jasper community, else they would have done it when I asked for it. By the way, when they executed the contract that put up the online database with extra functionality, it was I who seized some of the administration functions that they had left dangling by oversight, kept it under control, told them about it, and did that until the demise of PlanetAll took that functionality down. Nobody ever new how exposed their information could have been. See that's what I do for a living -- "info security".

As a matter of fact, my first email was out on the 16th with an initial casualty list I discerned from public sources. It goes to several people in various places at the College. They put up something on the web site on the or about the 18th. While they soon had more detail than I did, which would be expected since they have more hands to put on the project and better resources too use, I did have one they missed which I called to their attention.

I'm just pursuing my hobby where it takes me. If someone at the College would like to take this over, I'd gladly give it to them. But, they don't seem to think it's necessary.

BC> Knock it off man.

I'll take your advice under advisement.

BC> Brian Clifford

Good luck and thanks for the note.

John

[JR: I reiterate no one is sent anything they don’t want. I assume that when someone puts their email address out with some identification that they have a connection to Manhattan College, then an email invitation is appropriate. Further as best as I can determine Brian has never been on the Jasper Jottings mailing list. So that means he didn’t accept either invitation. Maybe I’ll reread John Fay’s email to get out of this bad mood.]

 

 

[Email 6]

From: Daniel H. Le Roy
Subject: Jasper Jottings
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:41:07 -0400

I would like to be added to your e-mail news letter chain…

Dan Le Roy – Class of 90’

-Dan Le Roy
Vice President of Advertising Operations
Oxygen Media

[JR: Done.] 

 

 

[Email 7]

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:55:50 -0400
From: john blaho
Subject: making a connection?

John,

I'm writing to find out if this is the same Joe Rabaglia who used to play/sing in a band with Tony S. and Ron O. that did a few gigs at Plato's Cave in the early 80's.

john blaho
BChE '83

> [Email 11]
> From: Rabaglia, Joe (1983 BA)
> Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 15:14:39 -0500

==

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 17:06:45 –0400
To: john blaho
Subject: Re: making a connection?
Bcc: Joe Rabaglia

John,

Let's ask him. Following the protocol, I have bcced him on this message. He now has your email and can respond should he wish to.

John

==

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 20:59:06 -0400
From: john blaho
Subject: Re: making a connection?

Great, Thanks.

John

==

[JR: Hello out there.]

 

 

[Email 8]

From: Rivera, Robert  (1979)
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 19:44:57 EDT
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-06 (from home)

Thank you 

[JR: Your welcome.]

 

 

[Email 9]

From: Jordan, Catherine (1987 BA)
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-06 (from home)
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 15:52:11 -0400

Hi John

How are you?

I'm taking a package from Mother Merrill to go run off and be a freelance writer until I run out of money sometime in early 2003.

I have found the address@alum.manhattan.edu incredibly helpful. But how do I update if from my Merrill address?

Thanks
Catherine

==

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 16:24:31 –0400
To: Jordan, Catherine (1987 BA)
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-06 (from home)

Hi Catherine,

Oh, I'm hanging in there. 911 disrupted the recruiting climate so what was bad become non-existent. I'm hoping it picks up soon.

Congrats. MER has a way of sucking the life out of you. I'm jealous. If you really are going to freelance, I try to get James Patterson to mentor you. He seems to be willing to mentor Jaspers. At least based on that story I found about the Bronx installer I put in Jottings.

As far as the @alum address you just have to go to: https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/MCM/directory.html

and take the:

"permanent email" in the left hand bar.

http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/MCM/permanentemail.html

link.

Just plug in your new email address and your done.

If you don't have an ISP based email, like ATT or AOL, you can use a one from Yahoo or such.

Let me know if you need more help.

Good luck. One of my secret dreams was to be a write but them I am an engineer so spelling ain't my strong suits.

Keep in touch,
John

==

From: Jordan, Catherine
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-06 (from home)
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 17:31:42 -0400

Hi, John

Thanks for your guidance on changing my email. I now have an address on <privacy invoked> for the time being.

MER has just about sucked the life out of me, it's true. How I lasted 12 years at Merrill after being a liberal arts major (International Studies) at Manhattan, I have no idea! But it was a good run -- from a secretary all the way to VP, and the golden handcuffs were lucrative. Plus, they've paid for my entire MA in Communications at Seton Hall (I'm finishing this semester). It was going for the MA that gave me the nerve to try and go out on my own. I'm sure at some point after I get laid off, I'll wake up and say, what the %^$ have I done? And then I'm sure I'll get over it right quick, too. For the last year or so, I've felt like I was shriveling up inside, and I couldn't let it happen. I just had to go for it.

Getting in touch with James Patterson is a GREAT idea. Do you have any idea the best way to do that? Maybe through his publisher? Or is he the one in the MC Directory in Briarcliff Manor?

Finally, I won't ask you to apologize for misspellings as long as you don't ask me to apologize for typos! I was a secretary, but I was a classic Merrill-Lynch-bad-secretary!

Thanks for all your help.

Catherine

==

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 23:30:30 -0400
To: Jordan, Catherine
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-06 (from home)

Howdy.

Glad it worked so well.

You have dive in and do what's best as you see it. But, you can't undive and never look back.

Yes, but I remember from one jotting that he is in Palm Beach. He mentored the phone installer in the Bronx. And he gave a fellow Jasper writer a good blurb when he needed it. I think he is friends with a Palm Beach book reviewer. So you need to make an "attack plan". Have you saved your jottings? If not, when I get time I'll do a little research for you. Us fellow unemployeds have to stick together. I start but just looking him up in Switchboard by name in the Palm Beach. If it yields a phone number and address, then I think about what to do next. Before you call. (I like to have a script.)

:-)

Re: Thanks for all your help. Anytime, I had dreams once too. ;-).

 

 

[Email 10]

To: reinkefj@alum.manhattan.edu
Subject: Mail System Error - Returned Mail
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 05:08:31 +0000

This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:

Each of the following recipients was rejected by a remote mail server.

    Recipient: <pdans>

    Reason:    Unknown local part pdans in <pdans@isp>

==

[JR: Peter E. Dans (1957 BS) has fallen off the list. Does anyone have any other information? I am concerned and have sent a post card. He was very supportive with material and phone calls when I started doing this. Hope it’s just technical.]

 

 

[Email 11]

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 22:38:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: M. Elizabeth Curley
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)

John

Thought you would be curious to know that Melissa Morrone was class of 2001 Env Eng.

Glad to hear that most of Jaspers were safe and I will keep all the families of those were killed in my prayers. I hope all my classmates and friend from years 1994-present are doing well.

Meghan Curley
Elementary Edu '98

[JR: Thanks for the update. I was too swamped by volume to do much research on years and stuff. If MCOLDB has bum data, I just have to put a ? and move on. AFAP (as fast as possible) is my motto. Sometimes it is even right. ;-).]

 

 

[Email 12]

[JR: McCarthy, Robert was on the Jasper Jottings mailing list. I didn’t realize it until I got this and I miss everyone I “lose”.]

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Subject: RE:Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)

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Subject: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home) 

 

 

[Email 13]

From: Mara, Cathy (?)
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 11:57:55 EDT
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)

Mr. Reinke,

I can no longer open Jasper jottings on my computer.  Is there a general place I can go to to read archives of your letters?

Thanks,
Cathy Mara 

[JR: Try http://ferdinand_reinke.tripod.com. AOL does something with email resulting in almost all of the messages about formats being from AOL users. Sigh.]

 

 

[Email 14]

Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 12:59:59 -0500
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)
From: Karen Cavanaugh (1984)

Hi. For some reason I did not receive the entire jasper jottings. Can you please resend? Also, I saw the e-mail from Tom Devine, Dennis Moroney's roommate. Can you please give him my e-mail address and ask him to contact me? I know that Nancy would like to hear from him. Dennis' memorial mass was held on September 22nd. Can I forward you the obituary?

Thank you,
Karen Cavanaugh

[JR: <1> Resent <2> BCCed <3> Please do]

 

 

[Email 15]

From: Steven Birkeland
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 18:46:31 EDT
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)

I am unable to unzip this file...is there any other format that you can send it in?

Steven Birkeland
class of 1994 

[JR: I responded with a resend and the website. Anyone care to guess what ISP is involved?]

 

 

[Email 16]

From: Keating, Kevin S. (1964 BA)
Subject: RE: May a fellow Jasper have a few moments?
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:12:31 -0400

My e-mail address is <privacy invoked>.

Kevin Keating

 

 

[Email 17]

[JR: Someone who doesn’t like the “cost” of the subscription. Sigh.]

From: Robert Coleman
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:03:39 -0700

I appreciate your concern in making us all aware of our brothers and sisters that were killed so tragically. The list you have attached was most appreciated.  What I do not appreciate is your political view. You declare yourself a libertarian, if so, you must recgonize that you are a minority in the popularity of your opinions and I am confident  that I cannot be the first one to inform you that your leftist liberal diatriabe attached at the end of what is a message of concern is EXTREMELY AGITATING AND ANNOYING.

If you are so compelled to attach this nonsense, then I must ask you to remove me from your distribution list and I will inquire about the welfare of my alums via some other non-political source.

Your fellow Japser.

[JR: WOW, that’s the first time I have been called a “leftist”. I must be doing something right. He was so agitated he couldn’t even spell “Japser” right. I won’t annoy him anymore. I don’t know where he’s going to get that information but he may start his own list. I hope he does. It’s the end goal – lots of communication going on.]

[MCOLDB: No record that is apparently his.]

 

[Email 18]

From: Schwarz, Ken (1964)
Subject: Jasper Jottings
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 08:22:23 -0400

                Earnest Hemingway called it "grace under pressure."  None of us really know what we are capable of doing until we are tested.  Its like Derek Jeter's underhand relay to Jorge Posada to throw Jeremy Giambi out at the plate to preserve the Yankee's one-run lead in game three of the divisional series.  Nothing that had happened to him before could have prepared him for such a moment.

        The events of September 11 tested possibly millions of people throughout our country.  They were forced to face a situation they hoped they would never experience.  Many of them have responded like Derek Jeter or Rudy Giuliani in that they have done things they didn't know they were capable of doing.  Ted Olson, who lost his wife Barbara in the plane crash into one of the Twin Towers, just argued his first case before the Supreme Court as United States Solicitor General, some say in a brilliant fashion.  However, unlike Dirk Jeter, Rudy Giuliani or Ted Olson, who demonstrated their grace on a public stage, most everyone else has done so outside the public eye.  Nevertheless, many of their acts and accomplishments have been equally remarkable.

        John, whether you realize it or not, you are also on a public stage.  Judging from last week's Jasper Jottings, your fans seem to agree that you too have acquitted yourself in an exemplary fashion.  Clearly, it required an extraordinary effort to put together last week's edition.  My compliments for having shown the incomparable role that Jasper Jottings can play in uniting the Manhattan College community.

[JR: When I read this I was stunned. Thanks, but I don’t think editing this is even in the same league with what just one of these exemplars has done. I wish I could have been “in the game” but one has to be satisfied with one’s lot in life. Right now, I am just a collector and glad that I could do that “effectively”. Now if I could have just done it “efficiently” (i.e., less typing and typos). ;-) I really appreciate the good words.]

 

 

[Email 19]

From: Melissa Morrone
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 08:51:23 -0400

John,

I am class of 2001 Environmental Engineering. Sorry for not including it before.

~~Melissa

==

Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 10:08:37 -0400
To: melissa morrone
From: ferdinand john reinke (@ home office)
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)

Hi MM,

Sorry but you were already "scooped" by Megan who responded a few minutes after I pushed it out the door. See truly no one is an island.

Of much more interest to me, is why you don't have an entry in the MCOLDB?

You can see that at:

https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/MCM/directory.html

and plug in your name and no record pops up. I'm not even sure you can get to this URL because I don't know how it would know that you are "eligible". I did it so long ago that I don't remember just how the initial authentication works.

I use MCOLDB to find out class years and major. In a small fraction of cases, I find no record. Majors are not always right. Many people are "lost". If I could have one wish I'd like to clean it up so it's a resource for all Jaspers. I can't believe that they can do fund raising with some much erroneous data.

Many moons ago, I made the joke to someone via email, that because this fellow had no MCOLDB record, his degree wasn't valid and the College wouldn't authenticate it when he applied for work, and it was all because he hadn't returned his library books. He called me asking what he could do to fix the problem. He missed the ;-) emotcon. Evidently he had taken a book as a souvenir. I had to explain that I was just joking and really had no information or power. So I have to be careful when I joke about it.

So if you have nothing to do and don't have a life, you might want to try it and report back.

Just curious,
John

==

From: melissa morrone
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 10:42:34 -0400

John,

Meg always scoops me! How does she get to her mail before I do?!?

At any rate, work is slow these days, so I just tried to find myself in the directory. Guess what? I don't exist! At least they won't bug me for money (as if I didn't give them enough already!). Maybe they didn't get to the 2001 class yet...

~~Melissa

[JR: Obviously Meg sits by the computer waiting for my Sunday email, reads it intensely, (giving the attention it really deserves), and – after hanging on every pithy remark – she shoots in her contribution. (Most email comes in by Monday night so I get a head start and begin formatting it immediately).  Now I am not sure if she then leaves her terminal or continues to wait till next Sunday’s flash, you’ll have to check with her. All I do know is she, and the other stalwart, who participate make me feel that someone actually is interested in this stuff.]

 

 

[Email 20]

Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:23:36 EDT
From: Mary Pilla (1996 BA)
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1996 Jasper

Hello!

Thank you for adding me to your list!  I appreciate you keeping us Jaspers in touch!

Sincerely,
Mary Pilla (1996 BA)

[JR: Let me thank you for participating, Otherwise Wednesdays would be very difficult.]

 

 

[Email 21]

Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 23:59:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Patrick O'Hara
Subject: Re: Invite with  Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)

 Thanks for the email.  I would like to be included on the Jasper Jottings list.  I was a "part time" Jasper, however, who attended St. Francis in Brooklyn full-time.  My link is to Air Force ROTC Detachment 560 at Manhattan (Class of '95) and I'm especially interested in hearing from any former cadets.

Pat O'Hara

[JR: Welcome Pat. My definition of a Jasper is “someone who has shared our experience and wants to continue that sharing”. Only the College’s fund raisers and your first employer care about your degree.]

 

 

[Email 22]

[JR: Normally I don’t include jokes, recipes, or such but when I looked at the return address I decided that this was funny enough to warrant inclusion. When anyone who graduated four years before I was born has something to say, “I’ma listening”.]

From: Edwin J. Callan (1943 BS)
Subject: Fwd: Phone Call
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 11:43:10 -0400

Osama Bin Laden phoned President George W. Bush.

"I had a dream about the United States," he says.  "I could see the whole country, and over every building and home was a banner," says bin Laden.

"What was on the banner?" asks Mr. Bush.

"LONG LIVE OSAMA!" answered the terrorist.

"I'm so glad that you called," says President Bush, "because I too had a dream.  In my dream, I saw Afghanistan and it was more beautiful than ever; totally rebuilt with many tall, gleaming office buildings, large residential subdivisions with swimming pools full of men and women; and over every building and home was a big, beautiful banner."

"What did the banner say?" asks Osama.

"I don't know," answers President Bush, "I can't read Hebrew."

[JR: At the risk of incensing the readership with a political comment and be accused of supporting some world-wide conspiracy, I thought this was very funny.]

 

 

[Email 23]

From: Bill (William F.) Harbort (1955 BA)
Subject: Re: May a fellow Jasper have a few moments?
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 15:27:18 -0500

Thanks for the info. I do not receive the news bulletin you mentioned, but would like to.

Have a good day!

Bill H.

[JR: I will now that you have joined us.]

 

 

[Email 24]

From: Manak, Joseph M. (1982)
Subject: RE: Hello from a '68 Jasper with an invite & Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 16:34:37 -0400

Sure, please add me to the list.  Am interested in hearing what my fellow chem, bio and bio chem grads are doing. 

jmm

[JR: Done]

 

 

[Email 25]

Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 20:19:38 -0400
From: Joseph Walsh (1958)
Subject: New email address

Hi John,

I bought a new PC and had to open a new account, so my old address,<privacy invoked> is defunct.  The new one is <privacy invoked>.

I was off line about two weeks.  Was there anything published about a Dick Morgan of Con Ed dying in the WTC attack?  He was a friend of mine who I hadn't seen in nearly 20 years.  We were on the track team together from 54 to 58.

Look forward to getting the alumni notes again.  

Thank you.  – Joe Walsh

==

Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 21:21:53 -0400
From: ferdinand john reinke
Subject: Re: New email address

Welcome back.

Updated the address.

I sent you the two that you missed.

He is among the reported casualties.

On the way. Thanks for the kind words.

John

 

 

[Email 26]

From: Gerard M. Delaney (1975 BS)
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13 (from home)
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 02:21:33 +0000

I was surprised (and pleased) to see your citation of the key thought in Robert A. Heinlein's "Starship Troopers." This was one of my favorite books as a teen-ager (along with "Space Cadet," and a few thousand others): that the ability to exercise the "power of the rod and the axe" should be limited to those who have demonstrated that they have the ablity to think of something larger than themselves, their family, their clan. And put themselves at risk when necessary to defend that larger construct.

It is interesting that the producers of the abysmal movie based on the book "took out all of the fascist stuff," yet left in this most subversive thought. To paraphrase another source, this book, indeed almost all of RAH's writings can be summed up in this single, essential concept. All else is commentary.

Gerard M. Delaney
'75 BS
"Late an officer in the United States [Air Force]"

[JR: RAH was my first exposure to libertarian thought. Sadly, after 911, when I saw all the “sunshine patriots” return to “patriotism”, my first thought was for all the people who will die satisfying this “patriotic” urge. All the “kick ass” comments on TV mean yet another American coming home In a body bag. Will all the rich and famous once again send their sons to Canada? I am a libertarian. I know that we will have to avenge 911 to protect ourselves in the future. Unlike what we did after the Cole and the Barracks and all the other examples, we must defend ourselves. Unfortunately unlike the liberals and the conservatives, I think our leaders should have been soldiers and be men of honor who can be trusted with these terrible decisions. Bluntly put, if our leaders had not been poking interns and cheating on their wives, maybe they would have had the energy to tend to business. If we hadn’t been fighting a “war on drugs”, a “war on poverty’, a war on “education”, and a “war on the second amendment”, then maybe we could have had the focus to watch our borders and repel all threats foreign and domestic. I find it perversely humorous that everything the government tries to “fix” just gets worse. The psuedo “war on drugs” makes “banned substances” cheaper and easier to get, abuse goes up, increases crime, regular drugs become more expensive and harder to get, puts minorities in prison at an alarming rate, tramples on our liberties by foreclosures and searches, undermines law enforcement by bribes, and makes us all poorer. Poverty worsens. Education dives. And, citizens are defenseless. Please no more government “help”! You hit my button. Thanks.]

[JR: ON FURTHER REFLECTION: Other than RAH, I was most impressed with the concept (“personal responsibility”) by the Christian Brothers who taught me in grammar school. Here were ex-Marines who had fought in WWII and Korea teaching young boys what it really meant to be men. Then, I saw politicians who never served lecturing us about what our “responsibilities” were. No comparison. Only vets should vote or be elected reps. Period. Like RAH, I think that “federal service” can include being a “lab subject” or other dirty life-risking job. But the vote must mean something. You have to pay a high price for it. I know a lot of vets who never ever fail to vote. Even for dog catcher! Because they know deep in their gut, that people die as a result of poor leaders. Just like 911, the Cole, the Barracks, Mogadeshu, etc. etc.]

 

 

[Email 27]

From: Maneri, Michael  (1981)
Subject: RE: Hello from a '68 Jasper with an invite & Jasper Jottings 2001-10-13

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 09:35:19 -0400

X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2653.19)

 

 

[Email 28]

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 08:23:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Reynolds
Subject: Mailing list

I am a 1982 Manhattan grad.  Could you please add me to your e-mail list for Jasper Jottings?  Thank you.

John P. Reynolds

[JR: Done.]

 

 

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INVITING ANY JASPERS

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PROBLEMS

Report any problems or feel free to give me feedback, by emailing me at reinkef@jalum.manhattan.edu. If you are really enraged, or need to speak to me, call 732-821-5850.

If you don't receive your weekly newsletter, your email may be "bouncing". One or two individual transmissions fail each week and, depending upon how you signed up, I may have no way to track you down, so stay in touch.

 

 

A Final Thought

My brokerage background led me to some interesting conclusions after 911. While our leaders were advising us to stay the course and be patriotic, what was happening on Wall Street? Things were very orderly. Who made money after 911? The loss of on the street was profit for short-sellers. We know that the game is rigged but was it rigged a little more? The Fed pumped in 50B$ in liquidity bailing people out. Rules we know were suspended or ignored. All to keep “confidence” in the market! We are going to have to realize that all that printing press money is going to come back to bite us with higher inflation. We saw the airlines handed gobs of money when they were already in financial trouble for a lousy product. I know I didn’t sell anything in the wake because I’m a long haul investor. It would be interesting who was “picking off the wounded” down on the street. Call me skeptical but your broker is not your friend. Neither is your federal regulator.

 

 

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