Sunday 18 November 2001

Dear Jaspers,

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ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

Well don’t you feel more secure with “federalized” airport security. I know I sure love the government’s expansion. After all, the FAA has done so well up to now. Just once, I’d like to see a problem without a “federal solution”. Oh, and guess what else? You get to pay more for it! Isn’t every airline ticket taxed already? It just went up. An they wonder why people don’t want to fly. I don’t think we should fly until this tax is taken off. The airlines should be totally responsible for security and held to that standard by the marketplace.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. And, thanks to all you readers for giving me this opportunity to serve you.

Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

"Collector-in-chief" John



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Spence, Jean


1937 BS

Huggard, Stephen F.


1952 A

Plumeau, Ed


1956 BEE

La Blanc, Bob


1960 BSEE

O'Brien, Paul C.


1963 BA

Kelly, Raymond W.


1963 BA

Kelly, Raymond W.



Falls, Jim


1968 BBA

Kaufmann, Richard U.



Miller, John


1972 BS

Kahn, Kevin



Leavey, Joseph G.


1980 BBA

Fogarty, Tim


1986 BS

Fay, John


1994 BSEE

Murray, Andrew Michael


1996 BA

Schweigardt, Wendy









Falls, Jim


1986 BS

Fay, John


1980 BBA

Fogarty, Tim


1937 BS

Huggard, Stephen F.


1972 BS

Kahn, Kevin


1968 BBA

Kaufmann, Richard U.


1963 BA

Kelly, Raymond W.


1963 BA

Kelly, Raymond W.


1956 BEE

La Blanc, Bob



Leavey, Joseph G.



Miller, John


1994 BSEE

Murray, Andrew Michael


1960 BSEE

O'Brien, Paul C.


1952 A

Plumeau, Ed


1996 BA

Schweigardt, Wendy


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Spence, Jean






Copyright 2001 Business Wire, Inc.
Business Wire
November 12, 2001, Monday
DISTRIBUTION: Business Editors
HEADLINE: Kraft Foods Names Spence and Baxter to Senior Management Team
DATELINE: NORTHFIELD, Ill., Nov. 12, 2001

Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT), a global leader in branded foods and beverages, today announced two key appointments in its research and development organization, naming Jean Spence, 44, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Scientific Affairs and Compliance, a newly created position; and John Baxter, 42, Senior Vice President, Research and Development/Quality, Kraft Foods International.

Spence, formerly Vice President, Worldwide Quality and Scientific Relations, will continue to oversee quality on a worldwide basis, coordinate global compliance programs and will be responsible for scientific relations, regulatory issues, microbiology and auditing. Spence will be a member of the Kraft Foods North America Operating Committee and will report to Irene B. Rosenfeld, Group Vice President, Kraft Foods North America, and President, Operations, Technology, Information Systems, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Baxter, formerly Vice President Research and Development, European Confectionery and Food, will now lead Kraft's R&D programs in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He will report to Roger K. Deromedi, Co-CEO, Kraft Foods Inc., and CEO and President, Kraft Foods International. Baxter succeeds David Olsen, Senior Vice President, Research and Development/Quality, Kraft Foods International, who has announced his decision to retire from the company after 34 years.

"Dave Olsen has been a terrific asset to the company throughout his career, and most recently has provided outstanding direction to our international R&D function," said Deromedi. "While Dave will be greatly missed, John has provided exceptional leadership to our Munich-based European R&D organization over the past several years, and brings a deep understanding of the needs of our international business to his new role."

"Sharing resources and knowledge globally across the company in Scientific Affairs, Quality and Compliance will enable us to implement best practices and leverage our collective experiences," said Betsy D. Holden, Co-CEO, Kraft Foods Inc., and CEO and President, Kraft Foods North America. "Jean's new position recognizes the importance Kraft places on product quality and compliance, and her strong leadership will be invaluable to the company."

Spence joined Kraft in 1981 as a research engineer for Maxwell House coffee research, and she holds three U.S. and worldwide patents for her development work. She has held a number of management positions in R&D and Quality throughout her career, and in 1993, she was named Quality Assurance Director, followed by Research Director, Beverages, in 1994 and Group Director for Beverages and Desserts in 1995. She became Vice President of Technology in 1996, before being named to her current position as Vice President, Worldwide Quality and Scientific Relations in 1999. Spence received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and her M.S. in chemical engineering from Manhattan College. She currently represents Kraft on the boards of the National Food Processors Association Research Foundation, International Life Sciences Institute and CERES-Center for Food & Nutrition Policy.

Baxter joined Kraft in 1989 after six years with Procter & Gamble. Following four years in progressively more responsible positions within Kraft Foods North America, Baxter was appointed Director, Basic Chocolate for Kraft Foods International in Europe in 1993. He became Director, Confectionery Technology in 1996, followed by his 1998 appointment as Vice President, Research and Development, European Confectionery and Food. Baxter received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Dayton.

Kraft Foods markets many of the world's leading food brands, including Kraft cheese, Maxwell House and Jacobs coffees, Nabisco cookies and crackers, Philadelphia cream cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Post cereals and Milka chocolates, in more than 140 countries.

For more information, please visit our website at CONTACT: Kraft Foods North American Media Kathy Knuth, 847/646-2666 or International Media Jane Barr, 914/335-1410 or Investor Relations Gordon Fruetel, 914/335-3194

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Copyright 2001 PR Newswire Association, Inc.
PR Newswire
November 8, 2001, Thursday
HEADLINE: ON Technology Names Paul C O'Brien to Board of Directors; Former NYNEX Executive to Help Expand New Markets For Remote Software Solutions

ON Technology Corporation (Nasdaq: ONTC), a leading provider of remote software delivery, lifecycle management and disaster recovery solutions, announced today that it has appointed veteran telecommunications executive Paul C O'Brien, 62, to its Board of Directors.  According to Chairman, CEO and President Robert L Doretti, the Company plans to call on O'Brien's vast experience and leadership to help further the adoption of its products and expand its strategic relationships in both new and emerging markets. 

Doretti commented, "Paul brings over 30 years' experience in the telecommunications industry as well as an extensive background in information systems, project management, and technical marketing.  This is an exciting time for On Technology as we expand our presence both domestically and abroad, and we look to forward to calling on Paul's expertise to help further our goal of establishing our technology as the leading 'brand' name in remote software delivery." 

O'Brien, former Chairman of the Board of NYNEX (now Verizon), is currently President of The O'Brien Group, a telecommunications and investment and consulting firm, and President of Pan-Asia Development, an investment firm concentrating on Asian ventures. 

As a veteran of the telecommunications industry, he formed The O'Brien Group in 1994, which also provides pro bono consulting services for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations concentrating on fundraising and public policy issues.  Prior to forming the O'Brien Group, O'Brien had a 30-year distinguished career with NYNEX, having served in various capacities including President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. 

O'Brien also serves as a director of several public and private corporations.  He is a director of Renaissance Worldwide Inc and MangoSoft Inc, and is nonexecutive Chairman of the Board of CeNeS Pharmaceutical Inc. He is also active in numerous civic and philanthropic associations. 

O'Brien received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1960, and an MBA from New York University in 1968.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 through 1964, where he attained the rank of Captain.  In addition, O'Brien holds three Honorary Doctorates.  He lives with his family in Weston, MA.

About ON Technology Corporation 

ON Technology empowers IT organizations and service providers to manage a range of computing devices over large-scale corporate networks.  Our solutions are used to rapidly and reliably deploy applications, operating systems, and content to desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds, servers, and application-specific devices such as retail Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals.  Our customers leverage our solutions to significantly reduce IT costs, improve availability and reliability of business-critical applications, and enhance both IT and end-user productivity.  ON's flagship product, ON Command CCM(R), is currently being used to deliver software to over 500,000 computing devices in over 500 Global 2000 corporations worldwide.  For more information, visit ON Technology's web site at or call 800-767-6638.

ON Technology, the ON logo, and ON Command CCM are registered trademarks of ON Technology Corporation.  Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.  All other marks are marks of their respective companies.

The statements in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with uncertainties pertaining to customer orders, demand for products and services, development of markets for the Company's products and services, general economic conditions, and other risks identified in the Company's SEC filings.  Actual results, events and performance may differ materially.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For further information, please contact: investors, Michael Mason, +1-212-691-8087,, or media, Kari Rinkeviczie, +1-630-428-9946,, both of Allen & Caron Inc., for ON Technology Corporation.

SOURCE ON Technology Corporation

CONTACT: investors, Michael Mason, +1-212-691-8087,, or media, Kari Rinkeviczie, +1-630-428-9946,, both of Allen & Caron Inc., for ON Technology Corporation

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Kevin Kahn
Intel Fellow

Kevin Kahn is Director of Communications Architecture within Intel Architecture Labs. Kahn has been an Intel Fellow, the corporation's highest recognized technical position, since 1993.

Throughout his twenty-plus career at Intel, Kahn has helped set directions for new generations of chips and servers. He was a member of the original software evaluation team that developed the Intel Itanium™ processor and 64-bit architecture. He has worked in system software development, operating systems, processor architecture, and various strategic planning roles on programs involving most of the processors Intel has developed.

Kahn joined Intel in 1976 after completing a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Purdue University. Prior to that, he received a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Manhattan College. Dr. Kahn was born in New York City.




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From: Falls, Jim <1967>
Subject: birth announcement
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 09:43:23 -0800

Dear John - we enjoy your Manhattan updates!  Do you include the births of grandchildren? If so, we would like to announce the birth of our 6th grandchild - Jordan Daniel Falls at 2:34p.m. on November 11, 2001. He weighed in at 7lbs3oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. Needless to say, we are delighted.

Jim and Carol Falls Class of 1967

[JR: Congrats. And, thanks for the kind words.]





Copyright 2001 Ventura County Star
Ventura County Star
November 11, 2001 Sunday
SECTION: Life; Pg. E10
HEADLINE: Northrup - Murray

Patricia Ann Northrup of Henderson, Nev. and Andrew Michael Murray of Park Ridge, N.J., have announced their engagement and plans to marry on April 20, 2002, in Stouffers Chapel at Pepperdine University in Malibu. A reception will follow at Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kenneth and Barbara Northrup of La Quinta, formerly of Agoura Hills. She graduated from Agoura High School in 1987 and earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1994. She received her commission as a military officer from the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1996.

She is a captain with the 146th Airlift Wing for the California Air National Guard based at Point Mugu Naval Air Station, flying C-130s part time. She also is a pilot for American Airlines, flying Boeing 757s and 767s out of New York internationally.

The groom-to-be is the son of Patrick J. and Bridie Murray of Stony Point, N.Y. He graduated from North Rockland High School, Thiells, N.Y., in 1990 and from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., in 1994, earning a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

He is a pilot for American Airlines, flying MD-80 aircraft out of New York.

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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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Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company
The New York Times
November 12, 2001, Monday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section F; Page 7; Column 3; Classified


HUGGARD-Stephen F., 86, of Bayside, NY, formerly of Malba (Whitestone), NY, died at home on November 10. Mr. Huggard is mourned by Anne Shanley Huggard, his wife of 62 years, his children Stephen F. and Bonnie Huggard of San Diego, CA, David and Jane Huggard of Honesdale, PA, and his daughter Sarah and her husband Michael Nerad of San Francisco, CA. Mr. Huggard is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Huggard retired as a lieutenant from the New York City Fire Department in 1958. He was a 1937 graduate of Manhattan College of Riverdale, NY. A requiem mass will be celebrated at a later date.

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Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company
The New York Times
November 11, 2001, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section A; Page 48; Column 1; Classified


LEAVEY-Joseph G., Lieutenant, NYFD, 45 of Ladder 15, NYFD gave his life in the line of duty at the WTC on September 11, 2001. Joe, a resident of Pelham, was born and raised in the Inwood Section of NYC on November 13, 1955 to Mary S. (Giannotti) & Joseph P. Leavey, retired NYC Transit Police. He married Carole J. Raffio on May 12, 1984 in St. Catharine's Church. He was the devoted father of Brian Michael & Caitlin Alexandra and stepfather and fatherin-law to Kerri & Chris Kelly of NYC. In addition to his wife and children of Pelham and his parents of Yonkers, Joe is survived by his mother-in-law Renee Raffio of Palm Coast, FL, his sisters and brothers-in-law Maureen & Jim McGillicuddy of Yonkers, Nora & Steve Coco of Rochester, Patty & Tim Sumner of Martinsburg, PA and brothers-in-laws Alex Raffio of Palm Coast and Walter Bagley of Bronxville. He was a wonderful uncle to his nephews, John & Timmy McGillicuddy, Mark Fitzgerald and his niece Christine Coco. He was the beloved nephew of Edward & Anna M. Leavey of Middle Village and the dear Godson of Mary Furlong of the Bronx. He is also survived by several cousins. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Alex Raffio and his sister-in-law, Marilyn (Muffy) Bagley. Joe graduated from Good Shephard Grammar School, the former Power Memorial Academy and Manhattan College School of Engineering in 1977. He worked for the W.J. Barney Co. and HRH Co. in the Civil Engineering field. As a young boy, Joe always wanted to become a NYC Firefighter. He was appointed to the FDNY in 1982. He served at Engine 23, Ladder 4 and most recently as a Lieutenant at Ladder 15 on South Street all in Manhattan. He considered the WTC to be an "Engineering Marvel". How ironic that the building he loved so much would become his final resting place. Joe was active in his Parish of St. Catharine's where he served as an Eucharistic Minister and Lector. He also was the Treasurer for the Hutchinson School PTA, his daughter's school. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, November 11, and Monday November 12, 2001 at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on November 13, 2001 at Saint Catharine's Church, 25 Second Avenue, Pelham. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla.

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Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company
The New York Times
November 14, 2001, Wednesday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section D; Page 1; Column 2; Metropolitan Desk
HEADLINE: After Terror at His Doorstep, Kelly Returns to Public Stage

Hours after Raymond W. Kelly was officially introduced by Mayor-elect Michael R. Bloomberg as the next police commissioner of New York, Mr. Kelly sat in a plush executive conference room at Bear Stearns, where he serves as director of global security, to explain his return to the government-issue chair he left in January 1994.

About three weeks ago, Mr. Kelly said, he and his wife, Veronica, stood on the roof of a building in Battery Park City, where they live. For the first time, they took in the breadth of the destruction. Their neighborhood was in ruins. "We were in the trade center three or four times a week," Mr. Kelly said. "Our bank was in there. The Borders was our neighborhood bookstore. We had the Gap."

Mrs. Kelly wept. Mr. Kelly decided that for all the pleasures of his new life -- an income higher than the wages of his last three jobs put together, the private jets, the evening hours and weekends free from endless alarms about big-city troubles -- he was helpless. "I felt a tremendous loss," Mr. Kelly said. "It's my neighborhood. It's such a violation."

For Mr. Kelly, 60, who served in Vietnam with the Marines and saw combat there, and who headed the international police monitors in Haiti, where he plunged into mobs of demonstrators armed with machetes to seize men about to be lynched, the good life would not be one of evasion.

"I want to be involved in addressing the problem," he said. "I want to be involved in helping the city come back. It's where we live. This is the opportunity of a lifetime."

The son of a milkman and a garment checker at Macy's, Mr. Kelly was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and served 31 years in the Police Department, holding every rank from patrol officer to commissioner. Along the way, he earned two law degrees at New York University and a master's in government at Harvard.

"We live in a time of peril and a time of opportunity," Mr. Kelly said. "It is the job of the police commissioner to minimize the former, and the job of the mayor to maximize the latter."

Mr. Bloomberg had relied on Mr. Kelly for law enforcement advice during his campaign, and both men had asked the current police commissioner, Bernard B. Kerik, to remain in the post he has held for slightly more than a year. Mr. Kerik declined, saying he wanted to spend time with his young family.

Yesterday, in making the announcement that Mr. Kelly will take the job, Mr. Bloomberg said that he would rely not only on Mr. Kelly's service in New York, but also his eight years in federal law enforcement positions in Washington. "His experience is exactly what we need for police commissioner right now," he said. "I think the police commissioner is perhaps the most important appointment I will make."

As an under secretary in the Treasury Department, Mr. Kelly oversaw the Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, among other operations. Mr. Kelly also served as commissioner of the Customs Service, and as a vice president of Interpol, the international police organization.

These jobs, he said, helped him understand the bureaucratic mazes where information and intelligence are often stashed. "I know how things work in Washington, and who to call," Mr. Kelly said.

Mr. Bloomberg said he had consulted with the two living former mayors, Edward I. Koch and David N. Dinkins, and the incumbent, Rudolph W. Giuliani, about his choice of Mr. Kelly.

The police mission will have to expand, Mr. Kelly said, to answer the threats of a new age. "We've all been robbed, somewhat, of our sense of security," he said. "We are a target in ways that other places are not. This department must focus on counterterrorism in ways that other departments do not."

There will be new training on responding to terrorism threats, he said. In addition, he would make sure that emergency response skills "remain vigorous," he said. "We have to be ready to live through the unthinkable again."

The Police Department would not relent in a campaign against quality-of-life violations, he said. He was unequivocal about the role of wages in police morale.

"They need a reasonable contract," Mr. Kelly said. "They want a raise. Right now, the way it's configured, they have to work overtime."

When he was commissioner in 1992 and 1993, Mr. Kelly often drove himself to work. Now, security details stay with the commissioner 24 hours a day, often sweeping through restaurants before he enters. Would he retain that level of security? "I'll have to see what the threats are, but I am going to walk around, and I'm going to ride the subway," he said.

In his remarks yesterday, Mr. Kelly praised the successes of the Giuliani administration, but was careful to note that crime reduction began under Mayor Dinkins, who engineered the expansion of the Police Department. Most of the new officers did not come onto the force until Mr. Giuliani took office, Mr. Kelly said.

Later, when asked if his return was in part an attempt to vindicate his work in the Dinkins years, Mr. Kelly said that was pointless. "The public relations war was fought and won by Giuliani a long time ago," he said. "His version of history is that everything good began on Jan. 1, 1994, and everything bad happened before then."

Mr. Kelly had sought to stay on as commissioner when Mr. Giuliani became mayor, but William J. Bratton was selected instead. At a recent chance meeting with Mr. Giuliani at the Cigar Bar, Mr. Kelly said, the mayor was warm, gracious and funny. Both men attended Manhattan College as undergraduates.

While Mr. Giuliani is a devoted follower of the opera, Mr. Kelly played rock 'n' roll drums for many years, a fan of Robert Plant and the Rolling Stones.

Paul Brown, an aide who worked with Mr. Kelly in New York, Haiti, and Washington and is likely to rejoin him in January, recalled an evening in 1993 when he was working late at Police Headquarters. Mr. Kelly phoned to invite him to a dinner in Harlem. Mr. Brown could not leave his work, so he declined. An hour or so later, Mr. Kelly arrived with a white pizza from a place in Brooklyn that the commissioner was fond of. "That's his Marine ethic -- the leaders are there to serve the troops," Mr. Brown said.

Mr. Kelly, who underwent cardiac bypass surgery a few years ago, said he works out in a gym nearly every day, though he lifts lighter weights than before the operation.

In a speech he has delivered more than once at college graduations, Mr. Kelly says: "Money is overrated." As police commissioner, he will earn $150,500 a year. While Mr. Kelly did not disclose his current salary, associates say that it is "several multiples" of the commissioner's pay. The big change ahead in his life, he said, is not a financial one, but the erosion of his personal time. He and his wife, who recently retired from a job selling medical supplies, enjoyed traveling to museums and walking through Lower Manhattan. Their two sons, Jim and Greg, backed his decision to return.

"My wife has been terrific, traveling to Washington while I was down there every week," he said, "but her support this time comes with an asterisk."

He hopes to keep one job from his current portfolio: chairman of the State Athletic Commission, which regulates boxing. It is, he notes wryly, the only one that is unpaid.

GRAPHIC: Photo: Raymond W. Kelly, front, with Mayor-elect Michael R. Bloomberg. (Andrea Mohin/The New York Times)

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Copyright 2001 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.
The New York Post
November 13, 2001, Tuesday
SECTION: All Editions; Pg. 092

ALBUQUERQUE - Fran Fraschilla, Brooklyn-born and former coach at Manhattan College and St. John's, had his eyes fixed on the television. So did his assistant coaches: Darren Savino, who played for Bobby Hurley Sr. at St. Anthony's, and Joe Dooley, a native of West Orange, N.J.

Together they watched images of the latest horror to rock their home, the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into a Queens neighborhood. Even 2,000 miles away, there was pain and compassion.

Fraschilla and his staff were catching a quick lunch before a 3:30 practice. He is in his third year as the head coach at New Mexico. The Lobos are hoping to go the NCAA Tournament after going 21-18 and to the quarterfinals of the NIT last year. But in times like these, Fraschilla feels the tug of his New York roots.

"One of the very few times I missed New York was the whole aftermath of the Sept. 11 tragedy," Fraschilla told the Post. "In a lot of ways, I wanted to be back there. I wanted to make sure family and friends were OK.

"Once you're a New Yorker, you're always a New Yorker and you kinda want to be part of being able to console people and helping people out. Whether it's a blizzard or a plane crash, New Yorkers stick together.

"This is the kind of community where everybody here knows I'm from New York and we have quite a few retired people here from New York," Fraschilla said. "Most people recognize my New York background and ask about family and friends and how I'm getting along."

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Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.
Daily News (New York)
November 12, 2001, Monday SPORTS FINAL EDITION
HEADLINE: RAY KELLY RETURNING TO LEAD CITY'S POLICE FORCE Bloomberg says Ex-Dink ins commish would be 'excellent'

Raymond Kelly, the Dinkins administration top cop whose tenure spanned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, will return as the city's police commissioner, sources said yesterday.

Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce today that Kelly, 60, will again lead the nation's largest police department.

Bloomberg declined to comment yesterday - "Stay tuned," he said. But he said Kelly would make an "excellent" top cop. "He's a great guy," Bloomberg said on "Meet the Press."

"Ray has been my adviser on public service for a long time. He was police commissioner before. He went to Washington, where he did a spectacular job."

"Good guy," Bloomberg added. "Tough, smart and a feeling for people. Oh, I think he would be an excellent police chief."

Kelly declined to comment. Repeat makes history It will be an unprecedented second act at the NYPD's helm for the former Marine colonel and 32-year veteran of the force who served as top cop for 14 months under David Dinkins.

Kelly will become the only New York police commissioner ever appointed to separate terms by two different mayors.

Hailed for his handling of the 1993 Trade Center attack, Kelly is expected to expand the department's anti-terrorism efforts.

He wants police detectives assigned to the FBI-New York Police Department Joint Terrorism Task Force to do more than traditional surveillance tasks, sources said. And he'll emphasize greater information-sharing between the feds and police.

Kelly's public backing of Bloomberg, experience and insider's knowledge of the Police Department clinched him as the choice, sources said.

But Kelly will be returning to a very different NYPD - and a very different city.

When Kelly left the department after Mayor Giuliani took office in 1994, the city had logged 1,927 murders for the year.

That was an improvement over the all-time high of 2,254 in 1990 - but a far cry from the dramatic reductions achieved during the Giuliani administration. Last year, there were 671 homicides in the city. Much has changed And while the Giuliani administration came under fire after some controversial police shootings, there were, on average, more such incidents during the Dinkins years.

In 1993, at the end of Kelly's tenure as top cop, 77 people were killed or wounded by police, compared with 42 in 1999 - the year unarmed immigrant Amadou Diallo was gunned down by four cops.

As police commissioner, Kelly won praise for stressing minority recruitment and restructuring the beleaguered Internal Affairs Bureau, battered by a corruption scandal. And he helped draft Dinkins' Safe Streets, Safe City program, which put thousands more cops on the streets.

But critics faulted Kelly for failing to shake up the force.

He also has been criticized for his role in policing the Crown Heights riots. While not commissioner at the time, Kelly eventually ordered cops to take back the Brooklyn streets - but only after two days of mayhem.

Kelly responded by blaming then-Police Commissioner Lee Brown for failing to provide adequate leadership when the riot crisis was at its peak.

"I think the buck stops at the top of the department . . ." Kelly said in a 1993 television interview. "In this case, he [Brown] should have given some specific direction" to NYPD field commanders.

After Dinkins lost his reelection bid in 1993, Kelly wanted to stay on, but Giuliani chose Boston's William Bratton.

After leaving city government, Kelly went on to help Haiti modernize its police force and worked for the Clinton administration as the Treasury Department's undersecretary for enforcement, and later as head of the Customs Service.

In returning as police commissioner, he will give up a six-figure salary as security chief for Bear Stearns.

Raymond Kelly

Bloomberg's choice for top cop

Personal: Age: 60; married, with two grown sons. Born in New York, raised on the upper West Side and in Sunnyside, Queens.

Education: Holds a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College, a law degree from St. John's University School of Law, a master's in law from New York University and a master's in public administration from Harvard University.

Career: Joined the NYPD as a cadet in 1960; spent 31 years on the force in 25 different commands. Served as New York City police commissioner from 1992 until William Bratton took office in the Giuliani administration. Served as commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service from 1998 to 2001; undersecretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1996 to 1998, and director of the International Police Monitors in the Republic of Haiti from 1994 to 1995.

Currently: Global head of corporate security at Bear Stearns. Recently appointed by Gov. Pataki to head the state commission that oversees boxing.

GRAPHIC: AP AGAIN Former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is expected to return to top cop job, if Michael Bloomberg gets his way.

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Copyright 2001 The Hearst Corporation
The Times Union (Albany, NY)
November 6, 2001 Tuesday 4 EDITION
HEADLINE: 2 Troy women named to college's honors society

Nicole McGrath and Mary Morphy, both of Troy, were inducted into Epsilon Sigma Pi at Manhattan College's Fall Honors Convocation on Oct. 14. Epsilon Sigma Pi, the oldest college-wide honor society at Manhattan, recognizes seniors who have maintained at least a 3.4 average on a 4.0 scale for six consecutive semesters with no failures. -- Compiled by Adrienne Freeman

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November 13, 2001


RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College volleyball team lost three games to one to Yale University in its regular season finale this evening at Draddy Gymnasium. The game results were 29-31, 31-29, 28-30, and 25-30.

The Lady Jaspers ended their regular season with a 12-16 overall record, 6-3 in the MAAC, while Yale advances to 10-12.

The Lady Jaspers were leading in the first game with the outstanding attacks by senior Cheryl Sasadeusz (Granada Hills, CA) until the Bulldogs rallied back to win 31-29.

In the second game, kills by junior captain Amy O’Dorisio (San Diego, CA) and Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA) brought Manhattan back into full control of the court. An ace by Bridgett Geddes (Escondido, CA) sealed the win, 31-29. O’Dorisio led the team with 19 kills and 24 digs, while Belcher followed with 17 kills. Geddes also played well contributing with six kills, 54 assists and 12 digs.

In the third and fourth games, the Lady J’s could not recover from the blocking sensation of Alison Lungstum and Carissa Abbott losing 28-30 and 25-30. The Bulldogs totaled 18 blocks for the evening. Kelly McAlearney led the team with 22 kills, eight digs and three blocks.

The Jaspers bid farewell to its three seniors this evening. Senior co-captain Kim Frederick (Orange, CA) played in the final home game of her career. She totaled 10 kills, seven digs, and two aces. Senior Marcelina Diaz (Canyon Country, CA) contributed eight digs and three aces and in Sasadeusz’s finale she finished with a season high 13 kills, five assists and nine digs.

Although the regular season has ended for Manhattan College, the fourth seed Lady J’s will play the first seed St. Peter’s College this Saturday, November 17th in the 2001 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament held at Siena College at 2 PM.


November 12, 2001

Holmes Records Double-Double in Loss

SYRACUSE, NY – Junior guard DeShaun Williams scored a game-high 22 points to lead the No. 21 Syracuse Orangemen (1-0) to a 78-58 victory over the visiting Manhattan Jaspers (0-1) in the first round of the 2001 Preseason NIT at the Carrier Dome.

The Jaspers were making their first Preseason NIT appearance since 1995 and their third in the program’s history. Both teams showed signs of nervousness in the early going, as neither squad connected on a shot from the floor for the first three minutes of the game. Trailing 6-5, senior point guard Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) stripped Hakim Warrick under the basket, drove the length of the court and converted a layup to give Manhattan a 7-6 lead at the 13:42 mark. Green finished with six points, four steals and seven assists.

Later with 12 minutes to play in the first half, the Jaspers picked up two quick fouls, putting the Orange in a 1-and-1 situation from the line. Shortly after draining a three-pointer to tie the game up at 11-11, Preston Shumpert went to the line for the Orange. Shumpert missed the front end of the 1-and-1 but scrambled to get his own rebound, drove through the lane for the score and was fouled again. Shumpert completed the three-point play, capping a single-handed 6-0 run to put Syracuse up 14-11. From there, the Orange raced to a 31-14 lead, outscoring the Jaspers 17-3 in a span of seven minutes, and led by 11 at the break (34-23).

Syracuse, which has now won the past eight consecutive meetings with Manhattan, hit 54.2 percent of its shots in the first 20 minutes compared to the Jaspers 28.1 percent. Manhattan, though, outrebounded the Orangemen, 22-17, including 12-5 on the offensive glass.

Sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) hit a jumper on Manhattan’s first possession of the second half to cut the deficit to single digits, but the Orange outscored Manhattan 19-8 over the next four minutes. The Jaspers would get no closer than 17 the rest of the way.

Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) tallied a team-high 18 points in his first Manhattan College game. Flores’ 18 points were the most scored by a Jasper in three Preseason NIT contests. Holmes, a Preseason All-MAAC Third Team pick, notched his first double-double of the season with 16 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

Williams was one of three Orangemen in double figures as Shumpert totaled 21 and Kueth Duany chipped in 12.

The Jaspers will be back in action on Friday November 23 when they host Holy Cross in their home opener at 7:00 PM in Draddy Gym.

November 12, 2001


RIVERDALE, NY – Members of the Manhattan College cross country team made Jasper history this weekend at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Northeast Regionals held at Franklin Park in Boston, MA.

Juniors Matt Spring (Marcy, NY), who placed 10th and ran a personal best time of 30:23.80, and Andres Cordero (Little Falls, NJ), who placed 20th and also ran a personal best time of 30:48.90, recorded the fastest times in Manhattan College history for cross country in the 10K.  Spring also had the 19th fastest time in the United States for the NCAA Regional Championships.

Lady Jasper junior Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY), who placed 42nd and ran a personal best time of 21:53.20, ran the fastest time in the 6K for cross country in Manhattan College history.

Both the men’s and women’s teams were the top Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams to finish in the NCAA Regionals Championships.

November 12, 2001

Jukebox Radio 103.1 FM to Carry Jaspers All Season

RIVERDALE, NY – Starting tonight, Manhattan College men’s basketball games will be broadcast on 103.1 FM Juke Box Radio and on the internet through the Manhattan College Athletics Website.

To listen to the game live via the Internet, connect to:

and click on the broadcast icon.

November 12, 2001


LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference officials announced Sunday that junior defender Frank Gizzo (Mahopac, NY) was named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team. Manhattan, the fourth seed, lost to top-seeded Loyola 3-1 in the semifinals of the tournament on Friday morning.

Gizzo, team captain and outstanding sweeper for the Jaspers, was crucial to Manhattan’s defense all year, but gained due recognition when he scored the Jaspers’ lone goal in their semifinal match-up versus Loyola.  Gizzo scored the game-tying goal with less than ten minutes to play in the game.  Loyola went on to score the game winner in the 85th minute.

Gizzo started all 17 games he played in and scored one goal in four shots on the season.  The Jaspers end the season with an overall record of 7-10-1, marking the second-most victories in a single season for the program. This was only the fourth MAAC Tournament berth for the Jaspers in 12 years. With 28 goals on the season, the Jaspers more than doubled their goal total (12) from a year ago.

November 11, 2001


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Manhattan College volleyball team ended the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season this afternoon with a win over Marist College three games to one.  The game results were 30-17, 29-31, 30-14, and 30-26.

The Lady Jaspers are now 12-15, 6-3 in the MAAC, while the Red Foxes fall to 3-22, 0-9 in the MAAC.

Senior captain Kim Frederick (Orange, CA) led Manhattan with 19 kills, a .500 hitting percentage, and six digs.  Junior Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA) and freshman Allison O’Neill (Houston, TX) each recorded 13 kills for the day. Amy O’Dorisio (San Diego, CA) added to the victory with 10 kills and nine digs.

The Lady Jaspers will return to action for their last home game and senior night on Tuesday, November 13th when they play Yale University at 6:00 PM.

November 10, 2001


BOSTON, MA – The Manhattan College men’s cross country team finished in 10th place out of 36 teams with the score of 306 points today at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Northeast Regionals held at Franklin Park, Boston, MA. The women’s team finished in 17th place out of 34 teams with the score of 548 points.

On the men’s side, the Jaspers defeated Columbia (361) for the first time this season. Junior Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) ran his personal best in the 10K placing 10th with a time of 30:23.  Junior Andres Cordero (Little Valley, NJ) also ran his personal best with a time of 30:48 and finished 20th.

On the women’s side, the Lady Jaspers defeated Iona College (609) and Marist (587). Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY) ran her personal best in the 6K and placed 42nd (21:53), which was an outstanding improvement from last year when she finished in 60th place.

A total of 255 competitors qualified or was selected to advance to the NCAA Championships. The championships will be November 19th at Furman University. Last year’s men’s champion was Arkansas, while in the women’s championship Colorado went home with the crown.

November 10, 2001

Freshman O’Neill Scores Career High

LOUDONVILLE, NY – Despite rallying from a two to one deficit to win the fourth game, Manhattan College lost to Siena College in the deciding game to end their four game winning streak today. The game results were 30-27, 31-33, 18-30, 30-27, and 17-19.

The fourth ranked Lady Jaspers fall to 11-15, 5-3 in the MAAC, while the Saints advance to 17-9, 7-1 in the MAAC.

Amy O’Dorisio (San Diego, CA) led Manhattan with 22 kills and 23 digs.  Junior Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA) also played well totaling 18 kills. Freshman Allison O’Neill (Houston, TX) scored a career high 13 kills and eight digs.

The Lady Jaspers will continue play tomorrow, November 11th when they play at Marist at 1:00 P.M.

November 10, 2001

Jaspers Set School Record for Consecutive Wins

BRONX, NY – The Manhattan College swim team improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season with an 89-84 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology Saturday afternoon at Sarah Lawrence College.

With the victory, the Jaspers set a school record with eight consecutive wins dating back to the end of last season.

Freshman Marisa Lowe (Peekskill, NY) won both the 50 (28.79) and 100 Free (1:03.40), while Jillian Kraus (Wethersfield, CT) was also a double-winner with first-place finishes in the 200 Free (2:21.72) and 100 Fly (1:14.24). Lowe, Kraus, Sarah Killian (Belle Harbor, NY) and Molly Hogan (Torrington, CT) cruised to victory in the 200 Medley Relay (2:09.18) and the Jaspers never looked back. Killian won both the 200 IM (2:34.92) and the 100 Back (1:17.15), while Ashley Rooney (Shrub Oak, NY) took first in the 500 (6:21.50) and 1000 Free (13:07.15).

In Friday’s double-dual, Killian broke the school record in the 100 IM (1:13.63) and won all four of her events to lead the Jaspers to a pair of victories. The Jaspers defeated the College of New Rochelle, 73-36, and Marymount, 83-30.

Killian broke the mark previously held by Lisa Mahoney set last season (1:13.68) by .05 of a second. Killian also won the 500 Free (6:12.86), the 50 Free (29.26) and was part of the winning 200 Free Relay (1:57.45). Lowe also won a pair of individual events - the 100 Free (1:03.36) and the 100 Back (1:12.69) - and anchored the 200 Free and 200 Medley Relays. Other winners for the Jaspers were Rooney in the 200 IM, Kraus in the 100 Fly (31.74) and Hogan in the 200 Free (2:39.56).

The Jaspers will look to extend their winning streak on Friday at Wells College.

November 9, 2001


LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Manhattan College men’s soccer team lost 3-1 to top-seeded Loyola College in the semi-finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship held at Rider University.

The game remained scoreless until Loyola, ranked No. 11 in the country, took a 1-0 lead at the 73:18 mark on a goal by A.J. Ogilvie. Manhattan answered eight minutes later when defender Frank Gizzo (Mahopac, NY) scored his first goal of the season on an assist from First-Team All-MAAC selection Mike Walsh (Chatham, NJ) to tie the game at 1-1. Ogilvie scored the game-winner for the Greyhounds at 84:27.

The Jaspers end the season with an overall record of 7-10-1, marking the second-most victories in a single season for the program. This was only the fourth MAAC Tournament berth for the Jaspers in 12 years. With 28 goals on the season, the Jaspers more than doubled their goal total (12) from a year ago.

November 9, 2001


EDISON, NJ – Manhattan men’s soccer junior midfielder Mike Walsh (Chatham, NJ) was named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team and freshman forward Matthew Salotti (Fairfield, NJ) was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team conference officials announced Thursday night.

Walsh, a junior-transfer from Rutgers University, started in all 16 games he played in, scoring 12 points on four goals and four assists.  Playing the center midfield position, Walsh is crucial to the Jaspers’ offensive and defensive units.

Salotti started in the 15 games he played.  He is tied for first in the conference in rookie scoring, and leads the conference in rookie goal scoring.  He currently ranks tenth among all players in points.  Salotti averages 1.07 points per game on seven goals, two assists (16 points).

Michael Fogliano (Middletown, NJ) and Eugene Reynolds (Avon, NJ) were both named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.  Reynolds was one of only two athletes to post a perfect 4.0 grade point average among the 31 players earning All-Academic honors.

Manhattan earned the fourth seed in the MAAC Tournament held at Rider University November 9-11.

November 9, 2001


RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College announced today that Reserved Season Tickets will go on sale starting Thursday November 15. New this season, Manhattan College is offering a Reserved Seating Section with chairbacks behind team benches.

The chairback reserved seats will first be sold as part of the season ticket package. Remaining seats will be sold on a game-by-game basis 1½ hours prior to tipoff the day of the game at the door. Reserved season tickets go on sale on a first-come-first-served basis starting Thursday November 15 at the Draddy Gymnasium Ticket Office or by calling 718-862-7795. The game package includes all Draddy Gymnasium men’s and women’s games.

For a copy of the seating diagram, stop by Draddy Gymnasium or send an email citing your request to Sandra Sapone at

November 8, 2001

Freshman Goalkeeper Michael Sheehan Records 15 Saves in the Loss

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Manhattan College men’s soccer team lost to the University of Maryland-College Park 10-0 on Wednesday evening.  Manhattan fell to 6-9-1 while Maryland improved to 9-7-1.

In preparation for the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday, November 9, Manhattan played with only 10 field players available, while an injury-depleted Maryland team boasted a 12-player roster.

Trailing 3-0 at the half, Manhattan took four shots on goal in the second half, three resulting in corner kicks.  Maryland proved to be too much for the Jaspers, taking 25 shots for seven goals in the second half.

Manhattan goalkeeper Michael Sheehan (Goshen, NY) made a season-high 15 saves in the effort.

The Jaspers return to action this Friday at 10 AM, when they face top-seeded Loyola in the first semifinal game of the MAAC Tournament held at Rider University.  Fairfield (#2) plays Siena (#3) in the second semifinal match-up.  The winners meet in the championship at 1 PM on Sunday.  Manhattan earned the fourth seed in the tournament with a 5-4 conference finish.




Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.
Daily News (New York)
November 13, 2001, Tuesday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

SYRACUSE - For Syracuse, a first-round Preseason NIT game against Manhattan was nothing more than a warmup for the season. For Manhattan, it was a rare chance to play a showcase game against a Big East team.

Unfortunately for the Jaspers, they were overwhelmed by their surroundings. Manhattan may wind up as a contender in the MAAC, but the Jaspers quickly discovered there is a talent gap between most teams in these two leagues. Syracuse defeated the Jaspers, 78-58, last night before a crowd of 14,575 in the enormous, half-empty Carrier Dome to advance to a second-round matchup here tomorrow against DePaul, which beat Fordham, 70-61.

It was a tough loss for Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez, who grew up in Binghamton, just an hour away. "We got 75 extra seats and I had 40 behind our bench," Gonzalez said. "My mother (Leah) even showed up and she usually only goes to church. She couldn't pray any of those shots in tonight."

Syracuse (1-0) had too much size up front, too much quickness off the dribble at the guard spots, too much 2-3 zone and too much DeShaun Williams and Preston Shumpert for Manhattan (0-1). The Jaspers are still trying to fit the pieces together with two potential mid-major stars - powerful 6-6, 240-pound Prop. 48 sophomore center Jason Benton and guard Luis Flores, a transfer from Rutgers - after just three weeks of practice.

Williams, a 6-3 junior who started the game at the point but also got time at shooting guard, shot 8-for-13, 3-of-4 on threes and scored 22 points in 32 minutes. Shumpert, a senior forward who may be the best pure shooter in college basketball, shot 6-for-8, scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and was extremely effective on the offensive boards against the smaller Jaspers.

"They had two kings," Gonzalez said. "And their two kings beat our jacks."

Williams, the former Paterson Catholic star who was convicted last spring on a DWI, has been suspended for three consecutive games. But the timing of the suspension will be dictated by the school and should not affect his participation in this tournament. "I played the point my last two years in high school," Williams recalled. "When I came up here, coach Bay (Jim Boeheim) told me I would play the (point), but then he found out I could shoot the ball."

Williams was not quite perfect, committing five turnovers, but he was too quick for any of the Manhattan guards to handle. Syracuse's zone was too much for the Jaspers in the first half as the Orange took a 34-23 halftime lead. Flores scored 18 points for Manhattan and forward David Holmes added 16, but the Jaspers shot just 21-for-60, committed 21 turnovers and had 11 shots blocked.

"In our exhibitions, we were able to pressure the ball and wear teams down with our defense," Gonzalez said. "We couldn't do that tonight."

GRAPHIC: AP ADDING INSULT Manhattan's Jared Johnson is bowled over by Syracuse's Preston Shumpert and is assessed a foul to boot.

LOAD-DATE: November 13, 2001




[Email 1]

From: La Blanc, Bob (1956 BEE)
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 07:05:31 EST
Subject: I thought you might like this!

Boston Globe
Maddening deeds at US universities
By William J. Bennett, 11/4/2001

THESE ARE NOT times that should try our minds. But, sadly, in some of our nation's most esteemed redoubts, they are. Once upon a time, our college campuses and universities were serious places, founded to inform the intellect and nurture the soul. In the wake of the mass slaughter America suffered on Sept. 11, most Americans understood the enormity of the attack and supported a strong national response. But in our colleges and universities, our national convictions are less clear.

As deconstruction and political correctness were taking root in the academy throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Americans took little note. Humanities and political science departments were swinging dramatically leftward, imprecating American history and our founding. To speak of self-evident truths as anything but a cultural construct was a practical guarantee that one would not be hired to teach at a college or university. Were a doctoral candidate to write his dissertation on the seriousness of some aspect of our nation's founding, assuming he could assemble a dissertation committee that would accept the topic, he would find it close to  impossible to find a starting job in academia. Many blithely dismissed this situation. Now we are reaping the effects of this foolishness.

Eric Foner of Columbia University recently wrote, ''I'm not sure which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House.''

I haven't heard any apocalyptic rhetoric, but if Foner is unsure of which is worse, I suggest he leave his Ivory Tower for a moment and take a walk to where the Twin Towers used to stand. Or ask the widow or orphan of a firefighter.

According to the current issue of Commentary, a young woman who graduated from Williams College last year died in the attack of Sept. 11. A sophomore organized a public recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in her honor. President Morton Schapiro urged the entire campus to attend.

Two hundred students did. Numerous members of the maintenance crew and several cafeteria workers attended. The only faculty members in attendance were the chairman of the art department and the college president.

Meanwhile, a student participating in a war protest wanted ribbons for their vigil. When it was suggested that the protesters get red, white, and blue ribbons, the student stated that would be too nationalistic. There is something terribly wrong in our country when a student at one of the most elite colleges is offended and can speak on behalf of others who are offended by the flag of the United States in the wake of the slaughter of 5,000 innocents.

Students are not immune to their professors' teachings and actions

[JR: Ahh, yes, the inability to distinguish between the America the great experiment in liberty and the government of the country. If the schools are “left”, or “right”, it has to because of the tremendous government involvement in every aspect of our lives. When we treat education as less of an ivory tower ideal and more like a service similar to an oil change, then we will get back to the original American ethic. The state permits this nonsense to exist. The free market would force this out of business.]



[Email 2]

From: Fogarty, Tim (1980 BBA)
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 12:30:44 EST
Subject: Re: Jasper Micali's email is bouncing

He never replied to my original e-mail.

C'est la vie.

[JR: Well we’ve lost him.]



[Email 3]

Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 08:41:09 -0500
From: Ed Plumeau, '52A
Subject: Re: E-Mail Dear John:

Thanks for your concern, I appreciate it.  What happened is that Ginny and I went traveling for almost a month and I had the .com "hibernate" my e-mail.  I thought it would be saved in a special file I could access when we got home.  Apparently, they cut my service completely and I had a tough time getting turned on again.  However, we're in good shape now so please continue J.J. to the address above.

And, BTW, the November luncheon meeting of the Treasure Coast (Fla.) Alumni will be Thursday, November 15, at noon at the Holiday Inn, US Rt. 1, Stuart, FL.  Joe Dillon, Director of Alumni Relations, will be there as the speaker (we don't usually have a speaker!).  If you are in the area, drop in! 

Thanks again for the card -- Ed Plumeau, '52A.

Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 08:41:09 -0500
To: Ed Plumeau, '52A
Subject: Re: E-Mail

Welcome back, I sent you what I think you missed. I'm jealous about traveling for a month. Thanks for the invite but I won't be in Fl anytime soon. But I'll tell a "few friends". ;-)




[Email 4]

From: Miller, John (1969)
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 22:12:58 EST
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper

Add me to your list. I think I'm the only Jasper in Little Rock, Arkansas

[JR: Done]



[Email 5]

From: John Fay (1986 BS)
Subject: Constitution vs. Declaration of Independence
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 11:27:42 -0000


(Use this in the Jottings if you want, but it may be too far off the point to be of interest to anyone, you included, I suppose.)

I accept that my language could have been sharper. Government's primary responsibility is to protect the rights of its citizens.

However, I believe you are confusing the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution. Jefferson's Declaration is full of "unalienable Rights" and self-evident truths, but that was written in 1776 - 11 years before the Constitution.

{Your comments forced me to dig out my copy of Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition & the Men Who Made It. It was assigned reading in Professor Mahoney's class in 1985. I've kept it with me ever since and dip in whenever I feel the need.}

The Constitution was written in a climate of fear.  The document was composed in an attempt to head off a descent into anarchy following the failure of the Articles of Confederation and Shays Rebellion. They were a long way from the Civil libertarians you seem to think they were. Here's a quote from Hosftadter: "(the Constitutionalists) wanted freedom from fiscal uncertainty, from trade war among the states, from economic discrimination by more powerful foreign governments, from attacks on the creditor class or on property, from popular insurrection." Jefferson's beliefs in the Rights of man were not really mentioned and he was in Paris during the Constitutional Convention.

The Bill of Rights was adopted nearly 2 years later to soothe those who thought that the Constitution was too emphatic on the powers of the central government.

Far be it for me to defend government. I'm not a fan of big government and certainly not of the "cult of victimhood" that riddles American, and all of western, society today. But, my problem with big government is that I think it impractical, but not necessarily immoral.

I don't necessarily think the INS, FBI or CIA will get all things right in this current "war". However, I recognize that something must be done. These guys (the "terrorists" I prefer "the enemy") live amongst us, pretend to be us and then strike to kill us. Unless the government is seen to be doing something to prevent the loss of our "right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness", the people will begin to take the law into their own hands. And, I believe, they will commit greater errors than will the agencies of the government listed above.


[JR: <1> I know they were not “civil libertarians” but “classical liberals”, as opposed to what that means today. Descended from the European liberal thinkers about man and what freedom means. There were clearly times when the Federalists won from the the Anti-Federalists. All in all, however the product of the tension was the most free society of its day. My understanding was that the Bill of Rights was necessary to get the approval of the Constitution by State Legislatures, most notably Virginia. While there was some time between it was “done deal”. <2> Well, I think it’s both immoral and impractical. Bush has demonstrated that he accepts “big government” so much for fiscal discipline. Luckily, the government can’t even get out of its own way. So we can expect more of the same mismanagement and misdirected efforts. Like the Post Office, federalize airport security doesn’t renew my confidence in flying. <3> I have greater faith in the people. BUT, they have to be “re-educated”. Too much time in government schooling has nullified their God-given common sense. <4> The recent executive order on “military commissions” that could be applied to people on American soil as well as citizens is like the Japanese internment of FDR, the jailing of Maryland editors by Lincoln, and the sedition trials by Washington. Power corrupts. And, government always goes to excess. It can happen here if we are not vigilant.]



[Email 6]

Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 18:56:00 -0500
From: Richard U. Kaufmann
Subject: Jasper Jottings 11-11-2001


If you would have paid closer attention to Br. Lawrence (a.k.a. The Crow)you would have remembered all those Latin phrases.

BTW, I didn't pay attention either.

Rich Kaufmann MC '68 BBA Manhattan Prep '64

[JR: Well, he must have been a dedicated man to try an teach us Latin. Remember the old adage. Don’t try to teach a pig tricks. It’s a waste of time and annoys the pig. Those Latin classes were certainly annoying.]



[Email 7]

From: Wendy Schweigardt (1996 BA)
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2000-11-11 (from the road)
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 16:44:17 -0500

I have recently moved, and as a result have gotten a new email address. Please disregard the current address and send the Jasper Jottings to my new account: <Privacy Invoked>. Thanks!





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A Final Thought

Here in New Orleans the government skool system just poisoned 90 students and four teachers. Funny isn’t it. If a private business did that, then they would be out of business. But the government can just keep on going.

Our education system in the US is the reason we rank so low globally. We need a paradigm shift. Eliminate compulsory education. Turn it back to the parents. Period. It is not a government function.