Sunday 25 November 2001

Dear Jaspers,

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Don't forget:

Monday November 26 Pre-Game Reception LIU
  contact Rick Maddia ’81 at 516-266-3145

Saturday December 1st  Manhattan College Hall of Fame Dinner


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

Now that yet another war in Afghanistan is going so well, I hope that everyone is locking up his or her “silver”. We are over due for a whopping bout of inflation. Someone has to pay for all this ordinance being exploded there. Since we know that the government, like businesses, never “pay” for anything, only we the people actually do.  The bill is coming due soon. In order to “stimulate” the economy, Congress is doling out the “pork” in unimaginable levels. We will soon find that since: <1> they want us spending not saving, and <2> they don’t want to increase taxes which will “take money out of our pockets”, then they will face the problem how do we pay the bill. As in the past, they will simply try to slip it by us by changing the unit of account. Your dollars will just become worth less.  In the old days of precious-metal money, kings would assign their minions to clip coins and save the clippings for themselves. Today, they will just run the printing press a little longer. No one will be the wiser. Right!? Unfortunately, like the befuddled fools in Louisiana legislature who tried to repeal the law of gravity, economic reality has laws too. Printing more money doesn’t make more oranges grow, loaves of bread bake, or such. Devaluing the currency just makes more “dollars” chase fewer goods. Prices rise.

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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Mara, Cathy



Pomponio, Frank


1939 E

Milnes, Mark C.



James, Br. Adelbert



Draddy, James J.


1943 BS

Callan, Edwin J.


1950 BA

Hackett, Francis J.


1953 BBA

McEneney, Michael F.


1961 BA

McCarthy, John Thomas


1976 BA

Molloy, Brian


1979 BS

Masi, Phil


1984 E

Schneider, Rob J.


1986 BS

Fuller, Catherine


1990 BS

Sellinger, Eileen P.


1998 BSEvnE

Braun, David James


MC Staff

Chorman, Br. Leo






1998 BSEvnE

Braun, David James


1943 BS

Callan, Edwin J.


MC Staff

Chorman, Br. Leo



Draddy, James J.


1986 BS

Fuller, Catherine


1950 BA

Hackett, Francis J.



James, Br. Adelbert



Mara, Cathy


1979 BS

Masi, Phil


1961 BA

McCarthy, John Thomas


1953 BBA

McEneney, Michael F.


1939 E

Milnes, Mark C.


1976 BA

Molloy, Brian



Pomponio, Frank


1984 E

Schneider, Rob J.


1990 BS

Sellinger, Eileen P.




Copyright 2001 Business Wire, Inc.  
Business Wire
November 15, 2001, Thursday
DISTRIBUTION: Business Editors
HEADLINE: Brian Molloy, Michael Caruso join Alea North America
DATELINE: NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 14, 2001

Brian Molloy has joined Alea North America Company as Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller, reporting to James Horne, Vice President. He will be responsible for the Statutory, GAAP and Management Reporting for the Norwalk Franchise. Brian has over twenty-five years of experience in Accounting and Finance. He received his B.A. in Accounting from Manhattan College, graduating Magna Cum Laude followed by a MBA from Pace University, with a concentration in Corporate Finance.

Beginning his insurance career at MBIA Insurance Corporation, where he stayed for fifteen years, Brian was responsible for such areas as Statutory and GAAP Financial Reporting, General Accounting, SEC filings, Budgeting and Tax Reporting. For the past year Brian was the Controller at Optimum Logistics in Stamford, Connecticut where he was responsible for all of the company's accounting and financial reporting.

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CONTACT: Alea North America Co. Sheila Ashton, 203/849-6241  URL:

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Manhattan College Chemical Engineering Department
38-25 Corlear Avenue, Leo Engineering Building Room 430A
Riverdale, NY 10463

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Nomination of John Thomas McCarthy To Be United States Ambassador to Tunisia
April 26, 1991

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Thomas McCarthy, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Tunisia. He would succeed Robert H. Pelletreau.

Ambassador McCarthy currently serves as a diplomat-in-residence at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia. From 1988 to 1990 Ambassador McCarthy served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, Beirut, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, 1985 - 1988. Prior to this Ambassador McCarthy served at the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Public Affairs, 1983 - 1985, and Director of the Office of Investment for the Economic Bureau, 1980 - 1983. He served at the U.S. Mission to the European Community in Brussels, Belgium, as economic counselor, 1978 - 1980, and as a trade officer, 1976 - 1978. Ambassador McCarthy served at the European Community desk in the European Bureau of the Department of State, 1973 - 1976; trained in Atlantic affairs at Harvard University, 1972 - 1973; as a political officer for the Bureau of International Organizations at the Department of State, 1971 - 1972; and as vice consul at the American consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1969 - 1971. He also trained at the Foreign Service Institute in the Thai language, 1968; served at the operations center at the Department of State, 1967 - 1968; as second secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, 1965 - 1967; and as third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic, 1962 - 1964. He entered the Foreign Service in 1962.

Ambassador McCarthy graduated from Manhattan College (B.A., 1961) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1973). He was born December 27, 1939, in New York, NY. Ambassador McCarthy is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.



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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.]

[Obit #1]

Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
November 20, 2001, Tuesday SPORTS FINAL EDITION
HEADLINE: BELLE HARBOR BIDS SAD FAREWELL TO NEIGHBORS Services for three killed by Flight 587 plunge

Clad in their white, green and gold team uniforms, teary softball players from Bishop Kearney High School gathered in a Brooklyn church yesterday as Franco Pomponio was recalled as caring father and a selfless coach.

In the Rockaways, friends and family from as far away as Ireland gathered to remember the legendary hospitality of Thomas and Helen Concannon.

One week after American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into their serene neighborhood by the sea, the three final Rockaways victims were laid to rest yesterday.

At Good Shepherd Church in Marine Park, Frank Pomponio's junior varsity softball players joined his loved ones at a funeral in the neighborhood where the Pomponio family lived before moving to Belle Harbor, Queens, in 1995. "He made us feel more like a family than just a team," said Andrea Welter, 16, told the congregation. "It was a privilege to be on his team. I'd always try my best to make him proud."

Pomponio could be counted on to pile his players into his car for a postgame stop at McDonald's - win or lose.

"His dedication to young people was inspiring," said the Rev. Jim Collins, the school's chaplain and head softball coach.

Pomponio, 46, had just returned home from working a night job for a trucking company on Nov. 12 when debris from flight 587 rained down on his Beach 131st St. home and set it on fire, killing him.


At home, Pomponio loved fixing things around the house, even if he sometimes did more harm than good.

"He thought he was Bob Vila," Collins said, remembering a time when, as he attempted to make a repair in the bathroom, Pomponio ended up with his feet dangling through the floor to the kitchen below.

Pomponio is survived by his wife, Geraldine; a daughter, Jennifer, 15, and a son, Michael, 19, a freshman at the State University of New York at Albany.

His daughter, Jennifer, plays on the varsity softball team at Bishop Kearney, wearing a jersey with the same No. 20 her dad wore as a baseball player.

"He's more than I could have ever asked for as a father, an inspiration, or a role model," Jennifer Pomponio told mourners in a clear voice. "And most importantly, he would have done anything for us."

At St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor, friends and family from Queens and as far away as California, England and Ireland gathered to remember Thomas and Helen Concannon.

"My mother's Irish hospitality was legendary," said Joanne Foley, 39, of Colorado. "No one entered that home without [Helen Concannon] insisting they sit down and have something to eat and drink."

14 grandchildren

The Concannon's Belle Harbor home was particularly popular with the couple's 14 grandchildren, who looked forward to the huge ice cream cones that Helen, 73, often served.

"I feel sorry for our younger cousins who will not get to share as much of the joy Grandma and Pa gave to us," said Michael McLaughlin, 22, their oldest grandson.

Friends and family described Tom, 79, an usher at St. Francis de Sales for 36 years, as a warm and gentle man who loved the Yankees, Manhattan College basketball and Notre Dame football. McLaughlin recalled watching his grandfather's eyes swell as he watched the Yankees play the Orioles for the last time this fall, knowing it would be the last time he'd be able to watch retiring players Cal Ripken and Paul O'Neill.

"Tom was very gentle, very intelligent and always very concerned," said Msgr. Vincent Keane, a former pastor at the church. "Helen was very direct and practical, she guided the family."

"They were the greatest parents possible," Keane said.

Pipers' farewell

Driven to the church in identical hearses, each coffin was carried by six men while bagpipers from Manhattan College played.

"The only comfort I can take from this tragedy is knowing they are at peace together in heaven," Foley said.

The Concannons were in the home on Beach 131 St. that they tended so carefully when tragedy struck. In all, the tight-knit neighborhood lost five people.

They were among five people were killed on the morning of Nov. 12. On Friday, Kathleen Lawler and her son, Christopher, were buried. Kathleen Lawler's two daughters attend Bishop Kearney High School with Jennifer Pomponio.

GRAPHIC: TODD MAISEL DAILY NEWS REMEMBRANCE Young mourner wears uniform of Bishop Kearney High School as she stands by coffin of her coach, Frank Pomponio, at services yesterday. He was one of five from Belle Harbor, Queens, who died when Airbus crashed last week.BILL TURNBULL DAILY NEWS   A TIME TO LAMENT Piper skirls as hearses pass bearing remains of Thomas and Helen Concannon, who were killed last week when American Airlines Flight 587 fell on Belle Harbor, Queens. Services were held yesterday at St. Francis de Sales Church.

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[JR: If he loved MC basketball, then he might have been a Jasper. Truthfully, they are a team only a Jasper could love. I don’t know what the MC connection is but I offer it for your prayerful consideration.]

[Obit #2]

Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
November 19, 2001, Monday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section F; Page 7; Column 3; Classified
HEADLINE: Paid Notice: Deaths


NORTON - Brother Adelbert James, F.S.C. 83, of Lincroft, NJ, on November 17, 2001. His teaching assignments included Bishop Loughlin High School, Brooklyn, where he was Head of the English Department from 1950 to 1952, and Manhattan College where he was Head of the Education Department and Director of the Division of Teacher Preparation. Surviving are several cousins. Calling hours will be held at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft on Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM, and 7 to 9 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at De La Salle Hall on Wednesday at 10 AM, followed by interment at St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Marlboro, NJ. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development Fund, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, would be appreciated. For information contact Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold.

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From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Brother James
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 22:52:28 -0500

Dear John,

                Today's NY Times carries the Obit for Brother Adelbert James Norton (11/19/01; page F7) who died on November 17th. What the obit does not tell us is that he was a graduate of the college (1941, I think) and was THE Division of Teacher Preparation. Among the other things he did behind the scenes was to be the mentor for the recipients of the Junius Kellogg Scholarship, When Junius was in the hospital after his near fatal accident, Brother visited often and became a very good friend.

               After he retired from teaching he volunteered 2 days a week at the Chancellery Office and drafted replies for Cardinal O'Connor to the many letters he received from around the country. He also served for many years on the Board of Trustees for Lincoln Hall up in Sommers.

              He was also a long serving member of the National Alumni Council where he started each meeting with a prayer and a necrology of those Brothers and Alumni who had died since the last meeting. His contributions to the meetings were profound and to the point. He did his best (not always successfully) to keep us from repeating the mistakes of the past. All this and a great teacher besides.

                    He will be missed.
                     Mike McEneney, Esq.'53 BBA

[JR: I caught the obit in my mechanical scan but you gave us the color so important to perceptive. Thanks.]



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Copyright 2001 Bergen Record Corporation  
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
November 18, 2001 Sunday All Editions
SOURCE: The Record

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FRANCIS J. HACKETT, 76, of Washington Township died Saturday.

Before retiring in 1992, he was a district manager for Bausch & Lomb, New York City, where he worked for 16 years. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, New York City, and Manlius Academy, Syracuse, N.Y. He was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Hillsdale.

Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.

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Copyright 2001 Bergen Record Corporation  
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
November 17, 2001 Saturday All Editions
SOURCE: The Record

Mark C. Milnes, a civil engineer who worked on projects ranging from the Henry Hudson Parkway to the Alaska Highway, died Friday morning at Allendale Nursing Home. He was 86. Born in Staten Island, Mr. Milnes graduated from Manhattan College of Engineering in 1939. He joined the firm of John A. Roebling and Sons to help build the Peace River Bridge, a key link in the Alaska Highway, as part of the military buildup during World War II.

In the last years of the war, he served with the Army engineers in the Philippines, Borneo, and Japan.

He returned to the United States in 1946 and was married the same year to Courtenay Ann Sims of Atlanta.

Mr. Milnes worked as a civil engineer with the John Milnes Construction Co. to build the elevated portion of the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York City. Projects for the Archdiocese of New York in Staten Island included churches, schools, rectories, and convents for many parishes. Among other projects on Staten Island were the St. George Library and the Great Kills Library.

He was an avid sailor and a member of the Richmond County Yacht Club, the Cruising Sailors of St. Michael's, and the Talbot Rod and Gun Club. He served on the board of directors of Northfield Savings and Loan.

He is survived by sons Mark, Richard, and James; daughters Catherine Atkinson, Helena Del Re, and Mary Yancey; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Visiting will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home in Ramsey. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's R.C. Church in Ramsey.

Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery on Staten Island.

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From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Obit
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 22:22:30 -0500

Dear John,

                Today's NY Times (11/20/01) at page A17 has the following Obituary:

James J. Draddy. On Nov. 18, 2001, at home in Washington, D.C. Beloved husband for  forty-six years of Patricia Shea Draddy. Loving father of Elizabeth Draddy Vangoever, Anne, James, Jr., Vincent De Paul, Neil V., Samuel J., Suzy Jacobs. Father-in-law of seven outstanding spouses. Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren. Memorial mass at Annunciation Church, Washington, D.C., 11 AM, Tuesday, November 20. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Washington, 3720 Upton Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20016.

                Jim was a 1942 Graduate of the College and had a long time position with Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in the Bronx. His widow Pat is a 1953 graduate of Mount Saint Vincent and was the Director of Alumni Relations at the Mount for many years. Many of the tours that she organized were  taken by Manhattan Alums.

                Yesterday I wrote that Brother James Norton was a 1941 Graduate, however he was a member of the class of 1940, and entered the Brothers in September of 1940.

              May they Rest in Peace.
                       Mike McEneney, Esq. '53, BBA

[JR: Since the obit didn’t mention the College, I would have missed this one. Thanks.]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Follow up
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 12:12:43 -0500

Dear John,

                  A follow up to yesterday's Obit for Jim Draddy this appeared in today's NY Times (11/21/01), page A17:

James J. Draddy. We mourn the passing of our retired Board Chairman, the affable and supremely dedicated Jim Draddy. How he reveled in the "Miracle of Daytop" (his words) as once hopeless youngsters emerged as sparkling, highly motivated young men and women. His presence in our lives was a special blessing and his dedication to the course of recovery unfaltering. Our prayerful support to his beloved Pat and his Family.

                (Msgr.) William B. O'Brien, Pres.
                                  Daytop Village, Inc.

             I was unaware of Jim's role with Daytop,  but it is not a surprise that a Jasper would undertake such an important role in a caring way. He will be missed.

                      Mike McEneney, Esq. '53, BBA





Copyright 2001 Time Inc.  
December, 2001
BYLINE: Rudy Giuliani

In August, I treated myself to a night on the town: mouth-watering Italian fare at Brooklyn's Coney Island followed by a Brooklyn Cyclones game at Keyspan Park, the picturesque stadium built for the minor league Mets team. As we cruised on the East River, the sun set behind Manhattan on our right, illuminating a newly resurgent Queens and Brooklyn to our left. Ten years ago, such a trip would have revealed a depressing display of dilapidated warehouses and empty lots. Today, Manhattan teems with commerce and culture. The other boroughs have enjoyed an unprecedented renaissance of safety, convenience and just plain livability. It is a great city, reborn. And the tragic events of Sept. 11 only proved what I'd said all along--that New York City is the strongest, bravest, best city in the world.

Coney Island is but one example of a revitalized neighborhood. With its famous Cyclone roller coaster, energetic boardwalk and the gorgeous new ballpark, Coney Island symbolizes all of what's going right in New York City. Brooklyn homeowners flock to the borough, lured by the promise of affordable beachfront housing. And that story is repeated all over the city.

I was born in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn on Hawthorne Street, went to Manhattan College in the Bronx and law school at New York University in Manhattan, lived in Woodside, Queens when I was an assistant U.S. Attorney. And I plan to retire someday on Staten Island, where I currently golf as often as I can. So I'm familiar with enough places to know that this is a city so filled with promise, with good people and great opportunity, that I truly cannot picture living anywhere else.

There is a spirit here that makes New York City the capital of the world. The most cursory summary includes Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, reliable and inexpensive public transportation (including charming ferries and a tram), many of the world's great museums, the Yankees, Mets, Rangers and Knicks, the first-class universities, peerless theaters, lush parks, unbeatable restaurants and the greatest, most generous citizens in the world.

On the boat to Coney Island that evening in August, we curled around the Gowanus Bay and I spotted a familiar sight--a lady who for 115 years has reminded visitors and New Yorkers alike what this city means to the country and the world. The Statue of Liberty has long welcomed newcomers to the city of New York, and that beacon of freedom will always hold the promise of a better life.


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Copyright 2001 MGN Ltd.  

The Mirror

November 19, 2001, Monday



BYLINE: Claire Donnelly

HIGHLIGHT: DRAG ACT: Fun for charity; PRIM: At school; SHE'S HISTORY: Wife; Donna with Rudy, Caroline and Andrew; GIRLFRIEND: Judi Nathan; SOLIDARITY:; In a firefighter's cap

HIS inspiring leadership through America's darkest days has made him a global hero.

New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is the man whose calm and strength helped to lift a shattered nation after the devastating terrorist strike on September 11.

He has earned huge admiration and a knighthood from the Queen. And now political observers are tipping him to become the next US President.

But Rudy the Rock has led a much more colourful and controversial life than today''s strait-laced image might suggest - even posing as a Hell's Angel in an undercover operation against New York crack dealers. The 57-year-old politician is a man of huge contradictions.

A mayor who preached zero tolerance of crime but was inspired by his "hero" father, a convicted armed robber and Mafia muscle-man.

A devout Catholic who snubbed the priesthood because he couldn't do without sex. And a devoted family man who dumped his second wife by press conference.

But perhaps it is these very contradictions which have taken the working-class immigrant son from the back streets of Brooklyn to the world stage.

He has truly lived the American Dream, thanks to a drive to succeed implanted in him at an early age by his father, Harold.

Father Alan Placa, 57, who grew up with Giuliani and is a close friend, says: "Rudy's dad always told him: 'Never show fear and, whatever the shock of a problem, put aside your feelings and immediately try and control it, solve it, reduce it.'"

It is advice which must have helped Rudy through the worst months in New York's history.

His paternal grandparents came to America from Italy. Grandmother Evangelina was a seamstress in a sweatshop in Brooklyn and grandfather Rudolfo took in tailoring.

THE couple toiled long hours to earn a decent living. But their son Harold, Rudy's father, had other ideas.

He began mixing with a rough crowd and at 15 was arrested for burglary. Another conviction followed in 1934 for holding up a milkman. Then came an 18-month stretch in Sing Sing jail for armed robbery.

His parents despaired but Harold was drawn more and more to the glamour of the Mafia underworld.

Even marriage to pretty Helen D'Avanzo and a partnership in her father's bar and restaurant, Vincent's, failed to stop the slide.

By the time baby Rudolph William Louis was born in 1944, Harold was running a loan-sharking and gambling racket with his brother-in-law Leo - Rudy's uncle - from the bar.

Leo was involved with the Mafia, and Harold would help out when there were jobs to be done for the mob.

Rudy's cousin Gina says: "Uncle Leo was mafia. It was something that was well known, that there was that wing in the family that had very strong mob connections. Harold worked for that wing most of his adult life." New York writer Wayne Barrett adds: "Harold shoved people against walls and broke legs, smashed kneecaps, crunched noses. He gave nearby Kings County Hospital a lot of business.

"Leo helped run Vincent's bar. He was a wiseguy - he was known as being connected to the mob."

Rudy's cousin Lewis D'Avanzo - a brutal gangster known as as Steve the Blond - was killed by the FBI in a shoot-out in 1977.

But despite the family connections with organised crime, Helen and Harold were determined to protect their only child from it and offer him the chance of a better life. Rudy never got involved in crime, and how much he knew about his family's mafia connections is not clear. He has said: "Some of it I knew, some of it I suspected and some of it I absolutely didn't know."

Father Alan believes that despite Harold's criminal tendencies, he guided his son towards an honest life. Rudy himself says: "My father was the finest man I ever knew. He taught me the lesson of being honest."

Harold taught the youngster more practical things, too, giving him boxing lessons from the age of two.

Mum Helen was keener on formal education and, by the time he went to Bishop Loughlin High School, Rudy was known as a good student.

While classmates danced to rock and roll, he started his own opera club before winning a scholarship to Manhattan College.

The Catholic faith provided strong foundations for his life. At 20, he went on a religious retreat to decide if he wanted to be a priest.

He desperately wanted to dedicate his life to God, but there was just one thing he could not come to terms with: the vow of celibacy. In the end, it made him reluctantly turn his back on the priesthood.

Father Alan says: "It was an issue he couldn't get over.

I'VE never heard him say he regrets not joining the priesthood - although I think when he's had trouble with women he's thought that it might have helped him.

"He was always a ladies' man. He would always be in a very intense relationship with a particular girl."

Instead of the church, he chose law and to his mother's delight won a place at New York University's Law School.

He enrolled at the start of the Swinging 60s, but while colleagues experimented with drink and drugs and wore flower-power clothes, he sported a smart suit and comb-over hairstyle.

He later claimed that he didn't know then what a homosexual was.

But Rudy did join the hippies in protesting against the Vietnam war. He said: "It was the wrong war in the wrong place. It wasn't right to be sacrificing all those lives." He told classmates he would be the first Italian-Catholic President of the United States, and he went straight from college to a high-flying legal job in Miami.

When he married his second cousin Gina at 24 in 1968, everything seemed perfect. But, in a pattern that would be repeated, his personal life wasn't running as smoothly as his career.

They split in 1978, with Rudy blaming his workaholism. Unusually, the marriage was annulled because they were blood relatives.

Single again, he formed a hard-partying crowd known as the Rudettes. But his happiness was cut short when his father fell ill in 1981 with prostate cancer - the same disease Rudy himself battled last year. He was with his father when he died and it left him reeling.

He was 37, single, childless and unsure what to do next. So when he was set up on a blind date with TV presenter Donna Hanover in 1982 he jumped at the chance.

Three weeks later he rang to say he loved her, and three weeks after that he proposed.

The couple moved to Washington, where Rudy had been made No 3 in President Reagan's Justice Department, and married in April 1984. But Rudy was restless for his beloved New York and moved back to become US attorney and raise a son, Andrew, now 15, and daughter, Caroline, 11.

He earned a reputation as a fearless prosecutor, securing the record convictions of 4,152 Mafia racketeers.

But his success rate provoked criticism among old friends and relatives in the Italian-American community, who claimed he was turning against his own.

But Rudy's zeal for weeding out corruption didn't stop with the Mafia. When he targeted crack dealers, he showed the love of fancy dress he usually saves for charity revues by dressing as a Hell's Angel in an undercover sting.

Then, never shy of promoting himself, he told reporters about it.

HE pursued those at the top, too. Crooked Wall Street traders, policeman and politicians were all subjected to his fierce questioning.

By 1989 Giuliani decided to run for mayor. When he won in 1993, he inherited a city in turmoil, ghettoised by crack culture. He spent eight years cleaning it up. His methods were harsh, and no wrongdoing was too small for his attention.

Homeless people and squeegee men were all taken off the streets, graffiti -defaced buildings sandblasted and guns confiscated.

Although crime went down 50 per cent and murder by 70 per cent, Giuliani's hardline tactics attracted many critics. But if he cared he didn't show it - and once again his personal life wasn't going smoothly.

By the time he thought about running against Hillary Clinton for New York in the Senate, cracks were appearing in his marriage and Giuliani denied rumours of an affair with a colleague, Cristyne Lategano.

When he met reporters to tell them he was withdrawing from the Senate race because of his cancer in May last year, he announced he was splitting from Donna, too. It was the first she knew about it.

Rudy had started a relationship with socialite Judi Nathan, 46, and didn't see the point in wasting time. Friends say his battle against illness gave him a new sense of urgency.

Donna, 51, was furious when he insisted that Judi come and go as she pleased at the mayoral residence. After a series of bitter rows, he moved out to lodge with friends Howard and Mark, a gay couple.

His fights with Donna were played out in the New York gossip columns, and by last September Rudy's popularity had plummeted.

As he prepared to bow out as mayor, his tangled love life and revelations about his family's past threatened to overshadow all he had achieved for his home city.

But his statesmanlike handling of the September 11 atrocity changed everything. That day's terrible events finally gave the determined kid from Brooklyn the place in history he craved.

Father Alan says: "Since September 11 a lot of people have kind of discovered Rudy Giuliani.

"I heard a man from uptown saying: 'I found out something about him that I never knew: he has a heart.' Listen, he's always had a heart.

"Pre-September 11, people would always be looking for pictures of him scowling. Now they show him as we know him - smiling."

LOAD-DATE: November 19, 2001


Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
November 18, 2001, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 14LI; Page 1; Column 1; Long Island Weekly Desk
HEADLINE: The Fourth R: Remembering Good Teachers

THERE is much talk about heroes these days.

So it's a good time to talk about teachers. When the Long Island section put out a call for essays about memorable teachers, responses poured in.

Some writers reached back 50 years for a memory, others just to the last school year. People shared stories of those who made their mark in classrooms, from first-grade teachers to college professors and of those who shared their wisdom in other settings -- including a flood of tributes to mothers and fathers.

It is not possible to print more than a fraction of the letters received. But selecting the accounts of a few is a way to salute the many teachers who make a difference.

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A Caring Concern

When I entered Brother Leo Chorman's Latin 2 class at Bishop Loughlin High School in 1951, I had no idea that I was meeting a man who would be a friend up to the present day.

As I remember, the main thrust of Latin 2 was translation of "Jason and the Argonauts" and Caesar's history of the Gallic wars, but Brother Leo used his ever-present intelligent sense of humor to make this fun. His insights into his subjects were awesome, even to a know-it-all sophomore, a word he told us meant "wise fool."

Eleven years later, I was lucky enough to teach in a school in upstate New York where he was principal. Although I was teaching science and math, I could still learn from him and his caring concern for his student body and faculty -- always with that even-tempered sense of humor.

I eventually returned to Long Island to teach at Garden City High School, and Brother Leo became a central office administrator for the Christian Brothers, a great loss in the classroom.

He is now semiretired at Manhattan College and has often been a dinner guest at our house. On these occasions, one of us can start relating a humorous incident from his class at Loughlin, and the other one can finish the story. Brother Leo celebrated his 60th year as a Christian Brother last year.

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GRAPHIC: Photos: The year is 1953 and all eyes are on teacher. There are many lessons to be learned in a classroom with a teacher who cares, and the most important ones don't involve writing in cursive or learning the capitals of all the states. (The New York Times)(pg. 1); Brother Leo Chorman at Bishop Loughlin High School in 1953, above, and Don Maloney, standing at left, at Garden City High about 1985. (pg. 14); Anne Griffin, 21, and her brother, Michael, 24, at her graduation from Princeton in June, far left, and on vacation in 1981, left, when she was 2 and he was 5. Cantor Barry Black and Ellen Ross Vilinsky at the Woodbury Jewish Center, right. (Katrina Higgins for The New York Times)(pg. 15); Denis Dagger Jr. studying at the kitchen table in Massapequa about 1981, above, and with his mother, Yvonne, on his wedding day last year, left. She discovered firsthand what an effective teacher he is.; Ira Sterne teaches Great Moral Issues at Ward Melville High School. (Bob Mitchell); Gabriel Shiff at his graduation from the Wharton School at Penn last year and his teacher Judy Kopleff. (Neal Boenzi/The New York Times)(pg. 20)

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Copyright 2001 Computer Information Network Inc.  
The Sports Network
November 16, 2001 Friday
SECTION: Soccer (News Story)
HEADLINE: Metros release Mark Semioli, Billy Walsh
DATELINE: Secaucus, NJ

     The MetroStars Friday waived defender Mark Semioli and midfielder Billy Walsh in advance of the MLS Waiver Draft, which will take place this upcoming Monday, November 19 via a league-wide conference call.

Both players will be placed in the waiver draft, the results of which will be available late Monday afternoon.

The MetroStars hold the seventh pick in the draft, which gives teams an opportunity to pick no more than one waived player from other league teams. Teams may pass on selecting a player if they so choose.

Semioli, 33, is a six-year veteran of Major League Soccer who has played for the Los Angeles Galaxy and the MetroStars. He joined the MetroStars on June 16, 1997 in a trade with the Galaxy in exchange for a second round pick in the '98 draft.

The Stanford graduate holds career league totals of 121 games played, 9,055 minutes, seven goals, and three assists for 17 points. He has played in 81 games as a Metro, with four goals and one assist for nine total points.

Walsh, 26, is a four-year veteran of the MetroStars who joined the team via the '98 college draft as a second round selection (#16 overall) from Rutgers.

Walsh, who is also the current soccer coach of Manhattan College, holds career totals of 73 games played, 5,524 minutes, 10 goals and three assists for 23 total points in his Metro career. He was voted the team's Most Valuable Player in 1999.

The 2001 MLS Waiver Draft will be held at 12 p.m. ET on Monday via conference call from the league's headquarters in New York. The order of selection by teams will be in reverse order of their 2001 finish.

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November 20, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Freshman Donette Reed (Syracuse, NY) came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points in her first collegiate game to lead the Manhattan College Lady Jaspers (1-0) to a 74-60 season opening victory over the visiting Fordham University Rams (0-2) Tuesday evening in Draddy Gym.

Reed was one of three Lady Jaspers to score in double figures, as sophomores Elana Greene (Brooklyn, NY) tallied 14 and Rosalee Mason (London, England) posted a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Manhattan went up 13-5 early in the first half, with six of its points coming off of free throws. But the Rams would close the gap to 17-14 at the 12:12 mark of the first half on back-to-back jumpers by Mobolaki Akiode and Lara Hanson. The Lady J’s would pull away again towards the end of the half and took a 12-point lead into the lockerroom.

The Lady Jaspers connected on 16 of 18 shots from the foul line in the first half and forced 15 Fordham turnovers, despite shooting just 34.5 percent from the floor.

Manhattan, which won its season opener for the second year in a row, would maintain its double-digit lead for the remainder of the game. The Lady Jaspers out-rebounded the Rams 38-29 and picked off 12 steals for the game.

Manhattan will be back in action on Tuesday, November 27 when they host the University of New Hampshire at 7:00 in Draddy Gym.


November 17, 2001
Senior Kim Frederick Leads Team with 10 Kills

LOUDONVILLE, NY – The Manhattan College volleyball team lost to top-seeded St. Peter’s College 3-1 in the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon.  The game results were 21-30, 30-27, 22-30, 19-30.

Senior co-captain Kim Frederick (Orange, CA), a Second Team All-MAAC selection, led the team with ten kills, two aces and 11 digs.  Freshman Allison O’Neill (Houston, TX) posted eight kills, while junior co-captain and MAAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Amy O’Dorisio (San Diego, CA) had seven kills and a match-high 17 digs.  Junior First Team All-MAAC setter Bridgett Geddes (Escondido, CA) continued her strong play with four kills, 32 assists and four block assists.

MAAC Player of the Year Valentina Zaharieva led the Peahens with 22 kills and 15 digs.

Manhattan finishes its season 12-17, 6-3 MAAC.  St. Peter’s improves to 22-5 and advances to the championship game of the MAAC tournament.


November 17, 2001
Ashley Rooney Sets Two School Records

BUFFALO, NY – The Manhattan College women’s swim team extended its winning streak to nine meets in a row with a 62-60 victory over Wells College, but not before falling to MAAC rival Canisius, 103-70. The swim team is now 6-1 on the season.

On Friday, freshmen Marisa Lowe (Peekskill, NY) and Ashley Rooney (Shrub Oak, NY) each won three events to lead the Lady Jaspers to their ninth straight victory dating back to last season. Lowe won both the 50 Free (28.10) and the 100 Free (1:03.15) in addition to winning the 50 Fly (31.97). Lowe’s time in the 50 Fly was a school record for less than 24 hours as teammate Kraus would better it in the meet against Canisius. Rooney set a school record in the 100 Individual Medley with a time of 1:13.56, eclipsing the previous record held by teammate Sarah Killian (Belle Harbor, NY) (1:13.63). Rooney also took first in the 50 Breast (36.95) and the 100 Breast (1:20.24).

On Saturday, the Lady Jaspers took on Canisius in their MAAC opener. Despite winning five events, the Lady Jaspers dropped the meet by a final score of 103-70, ending their school-record nine-meet winning streak. Rooney set a school record in the 400 Individual Medley with a time of 5:44.66, besting the previous mark by Liz Harkins, ’96 (5:45.90) set back in 1995. In addition, freshman Jillian Kraus (Wethersfield, CT) broke Lowe’s school record in the 50 Fly with a time of 31.27. Other winners for Manhattan included Lowe in the 50 Free (28.12), and Rooney in the 100 Breast (1:22.81).

The women’s swim team will be back in action on Friday, December 7 when they compete with New Jersey Institute of Technology and St. Elizabeth’s in a double dual at 6:00.


November 17, 2001
Jasper Men Finish Eighth in Team Competition

RIVERDALE, NY – Junior Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) ran a personal best time of 25.04 this morning to win the IC4A Individual Championship at Van Cortlandt Park (5 miles). Spring’s individual title was the first for a Jasper runner at the IC4A meet since 1972 when Irish Olympian Mike Keogh took home the crown. Spring, who won the individual title by two seconds over St. Joseph’s Ben Koch, led the Jaspers to an eighth place finish in the team competition.

Junior Andres Cordero (Little Falls, NJ) also ran a personal best finishing 12th with a time of 25.33. Freshman Dan McGrath (Lynbrook, NY) placed 49th in a time of 26.04, sophomore Gavin Cosgrove (Kingston, Ontario) came in 82nd in a time of 26.27, and senior Jeff Clark (Bogota, NJ) finished 101st in a time of 26.48.

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November 17, 2001
Jasper Women Finish Fifth in Team Competition

RIVERDALE, NY – Senior Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY) ran a personal best time of 18.18 as the runner-up in the 2001 ECAC Championship at Van Cortlandt Park (3.1 miles). Cerasi’s time was the third-fastest all-time in the program’s history at Van Cortlandt Park as she led the Jaspers to a fifth place finish in the team competition.

All five Jasper runners who figured into the team score ran personal best times. Junior Marisa Rego (New City, NY) placed 27th in a time of 19.29, freshman Rachel McGee (East Patchogue, NY) came in 31st in a time of 19.35, senior Shannon Gaffney (Albany, NY) was 36th in a time of 19.42 and freshman Sarah Girard (Manchester, NH) placed 53rd in a time of 19.55.

East Carolina took home the team title with 74 points. Johanna Allen of ECU won the individual title in a time of 18.10. Below are the official team scores:

2001 ECAC Team Results
1. East Carolina 74
2. Army 111
3. Maryland 144
4. Syracuse 147
5. Manhattan  148
6. New Hampshire 150
7. Stony Brook 204
8. Seton Hall 244
9. Siena 245
10. Sacred Heart 256
11. Quinnipiac 264
12. Monmouth 288
13. Fordham 294
14. Towson 322
15. Wagner 330
16. LaSalle 368
17. Fairfield 400
18. Binghamton 417
19. UMBC 512
20. Long Island 575


November 16, 2001
Jaspers Also Place Five on All-Academic Team

LOUDONVILLE, NY – Junior Amy O’Dorisio (San Diego, CA) was named the 2001 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year, it was announced this evening at the MAAC Volleyball Tournament Banquet held at Siena College.

This was the first year that an award was given to the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. O’Dorisio, who shared the honor with Siena’s Lauren Weber, led the Jaspers in digs with 4.091 per game.

In addition, O’Dorisio and teammate Bridgett Geddes (Escondido, CA) were named to the All-MAAC First Team. O’Dorisio, who led the Jaspers in kills per game with 4.121, earned her second straight All-MAAC First Team honor. Geddes tallied 1,197 assists in the regular season for an average of 11.29 per game. This was the first All-MAAC honor of her career.

Senior Kim Frederick (Orange, CA) was selected to the All-MAAC Second Team for the second straight year. Frederick averaged 3.1 kills and 2.6 digs per game.

Also of note, the Jaspers placed five volleyball players on the All-Academic Team. O’Dorisio and Frederick joined teammates Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA), Lauryn McKinney (San Diego, CA) and Cheryl Sasadeusz (Granada Hills, CA) on the 2001 MAAC All-Academic Team. Manhattan boasted the most members on the All-Academic Team of any school in the conference.

The fourth-seeded Lady Jaspers will look to return to their second straight MAAC Championship game tomorrow afternoon when they take on the top-seeded St. Peter’s Peahens in the semifinals at 2:00 at Siena College.

2001 MAAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Amy O’Dorisio
2001 All-MAAC First Team
Amy O’Dorisio
Bridgett Geddes
2001 All-MAAC Second Team
Kim Frederick
2001 MAAC All-Academic Team
Lauren Belcher
Kim Frederick
Lauryn McKinney
Amy O’Dorisio
Cheryl Sasadeusz


November 16, 2001
Sophomore Rosalee Mason and Junior Siobhan Kilkenny Lead Lady J’s

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team beat the New York Gazelles 83-65 in its first and only exhibition game of the season.  Sophomore preseason All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team selection Rosalee Mason (London, England) and junior Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) led the Lady Jaspers with 13 points each.

Manhattan led by four at the 11:46 mark when a layup by Mason sparked a 19-5 Lady Jasper run to give Manhattan a 36-17 lead.  The Lady Jaspers took a 46-26 lead into locker room at halftime.

Former St. Peter’s College standout Leah Cromer played only the second half and went 6-11 with 14 points to lead the Gazelles, but Manhattan would hold on to the large lead.  Mason led the Lady J’s with seven rebounds, while freshman Donnette Reed (Syracuse, NY) led the team with seven assists and nine points.  Kilkenny went 6-7 with three assists and three steals for the Lady J’s.

Manhattan shot 57.6 percent for the game, while the Gazelles shot 34.4 percent.

The Lady Jaspers returns to action on Tuesday, November 20 when they face Fordham at 7:00 PM for their season and home opener.


November 15, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College volleyball captain Kim Frederick (Orange, CA) was renamed to the Verizon Academic All-District I Volleyball First Team today. This is Frederick’s third Verizon recognition while with the Lady Jaspers.

To be nominated for the Verizon Academic All-American team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore starter or significant reserve on her team with a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. Senior captain Frederick has a 3.968 GPA and has played in a total of 468 games while at Manhattan.

Frederick has had a very impressive season this year. She was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason Team, Cornell All-Tournament Team, and named MAAC Player of the Week (9/30/01).  Frederick also helped lead Manhattan to its fourth consecutive appearance in the MAAC Championship, which will be held this weekend at Siena College. She has totaled an impressive 1413 kills, 1086 digs, 397 blocks, and 110 service aces while with the Lady J’s.

Frederick will advance to the national Academic All-America ballot.  Results of the national voting will be announced December 13, 2001.

2001 Verizon Academic All-District Volleyball Team
District I
Name Position School Year GPA Major
Yolanda Bogacz MB Rhode Island  SR 3.84 Biology/Computer Science
Noreen Carroll  S Syracuse  SR 3.71 Inclusive Elementary Education
Kim Frederick MH Manhattan  SR 3.968 Computer Science
Gianina Pellegrini  MH Northeastern SR 3.469 Psychology
Stephanie Rewitz OH Hofstra JR 3.69 International Business
Jaimee Reynolds S Cornell SR 3.77 Agriculture & Biological Engineer


Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
November 19, 2001, Monday SPORTS FINAL EDITION
BYLINE: By SEAN BRENNAN Daily News Sports Writer

Manhattan College coach Bobby Gonzalez, never at a loss for words, just shakes his head when asked to recall the Jaspers' final game last season, a three-point loss to Siena in the MAAC quarterfinals.

"Depth," he said. "We've never had it since I've been here and we definitely didn't have it at the end of last season. When we finished that game with Siena, we had just four scholarship players and a walk-on left at the end of the game. That was crazy." That paucity of live bodies should now be a problem of the past for Gonzalez because this year's version of the Jaspers is by far the most talented in his brief tenure.

"There's no doubt about it," said Gonzalez, who begins his third season as Jaspers' head coach. "We've been pressing and running for the past two years and we've been doing it with six players for the most part. Now we can do it with 10 or 11 guys. That doesn't mean we're Florida or Duke, but it does put us a lot closer to our vision of the program than we were in the past."

And that vision includes having more than one main scoring option each trip down the floor. Last season the Jaspers relied on the now-departed Durelle Brown, Manhattan's third all-time leading scorer who averaged 17.8 points last season. Justin Jackette, with 11.8 points per game, was the only other starter in double figures.

This season, however, Gonzalez believes he has the firepower to take on anyone in the MAAC. Joining Jackette, who will start at small forward, is newcomer Luis Flores, a Rutgers transfer who sat out last season. Flores is a pure scorer who averaged 18 points a game playing for the Dominican Republic National Team last summer and scored 16 in the Jaspers' loss to Syracuse in a preseason NIT game last week.

"Luis has a chance to be a very special player," Gonzalez said. "Scoring just comes natural to him."

Up front, the Jaspers will go with 6-7, 225-pound David Holmes, a MAAC all-rookie selection last season. Holmes averaged nine points and six rebounds after becoming eligible in mid-December. He finished strong last season and Gonzalez said he "expects him to become the impact guy we need him to be."

Jason Benton, a 6-6 sophomore, gets the nod at center, with 6-7 Jared Johnson, 6-9 Darnell Tyler and 6-7 Charus Moore rotating in the frontcourt.

"We don't have the size of Iona, Niagara or Farifield, but have strength and bulk and back-to-the-basket guys we never had," Gonzalez said. "We have great flexibility."

Mugsy Green, who was second in the conference in both assists and steals, is back to run the show at Gonzalez' preferred breakneck pace. Few do it better than Green. A healthy Noah Coughlin would also give the Jaspers a huge lift at both guard and small forward.

It's a deep well of talent for Manhattan.

"I'm not saying we're the odds-on favorite," Gonzalez said. "But we feel we'll be a better team a little later in the season once we get a few games under our belts.

"And we could be very dangerous come tournament time."

GRAPHIC: KEVIN RIVOLI SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Manhattan will rely on MAAC All-Rookie pick David Holmes and Luis Flores (inset), a Rutgers transfer, this season.

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Copyright 2001 The Durham Herald Co.  
The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.)
November 18, 2001, Sunday
SECTION: Sports; Pg. D8;
HEADLINE: Blue Devils coming after No. 1 UNC
BYLINE: From staff and wire reports

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Cross country

* MANHATTAN'S SPRING WINS IC4A TITLE: Matt Spring, a junior from Manhattan College, won the IC4A cross country championships at Van Cortlandt Park by finishing the 5-mile race in 25 minutes, 4.60 seconds.

The title was the third this season for Spring, who also won the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships.

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[Email 1]

Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 12:56:29 -0500
From: Catherine Fuller
Subject: change of email address

Please change my address from <privacy invoked> to <privacy invoked>.


[JR: Done. 1986 BS]

[Email 2]

Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 16:24:13 -0500
Subject: DELIVERY FAILURE: User (Sellinger, Eileen P. 1990 BS) not listed in public  Name & Address Book
[JR: Postcard sent to notify her.]

[Email 3]

Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 16:54:38 -0500
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2000-11-11 (from home)
From: Phil Masi <1979 BS>

I will be out of the office the week of November 12th attending a meeting in Sweden. 

Phil Masi

[JR: I love out-of-office messages. They make me so jealous of the great places people get to go to.]

[Email 4]

Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 23:14:19 EST
Subject: (no subject)

Hi John,

I just wanted to let you know that I do read the jottings on tripod.  Please inform me if you must change locations.

Cathy Mara

[JR: Will do.]

[Email 5]

From: Schneider, Rob J.
Subject: Bounced
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 10:14:57 -0500

Thanks for the note!

Address is <privacy invoked>  (address you had likely was <privacy invoked> which was being routed but has apparently stopped working in past couple months)


[JR: I can’t let anyone escape.]

[Email 6]

From: Edwin J. Callan
Subject: Musings
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 22:38:08 -0500


Enjoy JJ very much, particularly the Emails and your responses. Thanks for putting my little joke on a month ago. Not being a Boomer or GenX I would be more pleased to see the Emails put ahead of the multitude of sports, but that's just me.

Since many others are putting in their resumes, here's a little one of mine (more to show what can happen to Jaspers who think WORK is a four-letter word).

BS 43 Physics and Chem (Accelerated) Enlisted Army Reserve Oct42. Then Chem Warfare Bases Alabama, and on the Africa, Italy, France, Germany as forward observer and communications in 4.2 Cml Mortar Company. VE day in Salzburg at a Mozart concert.

Home and on to Canada 46 to get married. Back to Brooklyn a couple of months hunting job. Got one with Corps of Engineers in lab moving to Mississippi (many New Yorkers were afraid to go). Really enjoyed life there and stayed until recalled to Air Force in Korea. Up to Wright Field, Ohio in R&D planning and doing research in physics. After tour stayed there in Aero Research Lab as Director of Plans and Analysis and Scientific Advisor to Lab Commander until retirement. Picked up MSc from Ohio State and got to spend a year in Ireland at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Besides administrative duties I tried to do enough research to have a paper ready for any good meetings, e.g. Riviera, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, etc and let Uncle send me. Also lots of other travel Europe, South America and such.

After retirement we moved to Florida (no more snow shoveling) Later on we lost out elder daughter, and later my dear wife of 44 years. Have stayed on here with traveling still (last year China, Canada, and Hawaii as well as SE States. This year only Australia and SE States, next year plans for Europe again)

I mention all of these just to show a government career can be fun and rewarding, with its own perks even without a CEO’s compensation. Also to show some of the classes of 43 are still around.

I took you up on your I'm Listening comment. Hope you and JJ go on for a long time. My best to you. Ed Callan

[JR: Wow, what a great story. You graduated four years before I was born. So I am impressed that you took the time to inspire us. I was sorry to read of your wife and daughter, but that too is life. Sounds like you are having a blast with life. Worst thing would be to get to the end and say “shoulda, woulda, or coulda”. With my stint of retirement coming to an end, I am making a list of all the things I want to do. I agree with you that “compensation” is less important than “net”. When your income always exceeds your outgo, you’re wealthy. If I had to give one piece of career advice is to have one, a career that is. Too many people seem to “settle”. I am glad you took me up on the “listening” part. Wednesday nights are tough when there is no material. It’s all friends here so it doesn’t have to be a term paper for grading, an opus, or even interesting. It just has to be you. I loved yours. I hope I can do as well. JJ will go on as long as there are readers and contributors. I have only a very small role in the preparation. I’m glad you don’t find the banter too irritating. Some people are afraid to hear a differing opinion and run to unsubscribe lest an idea taint them. I guess they don’t know how to “page down”. MC is so small that we have to work smarter at networking than the Ivies. This was just an attempt to do that. Thanks for a great post.]

[Email 7]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Hall of Fame
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 22:52:14 -0500

Dear John,

                 The annual Manhattan College Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Saturday December 1st in Smith Auditorium. There will be a Mass at 4 PM in The Chapel, Cocktails at 4:45 followed by dinner and the presentation of the awards. The price is $60 .. a bargain! This is one of the warmest and nicest events that the Alumni Society sponsors and I urge you and all our subscribers to attend.

                  Keep up all the good work.
                             Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA



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A Final Thought

Vin Suprynowicz is assistant editorial page editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

"But why would God allow the children in some countries to go hungry?"

“What is the best indicator of whether a land and a people will prosper, or starve? It has precious little to do with climate, soil, or other "natural blessings." Rather, people are largely free and fulfilled and affluent to the point of excess in lands which practice capitalism in combination with a republican form of government which guarantees the enforcement of property rights and other God-given individual liberties -- familiar to Americans from their listing in the first 10 amendments to our Constitution.”

Writing this on Thanksgiving day, we Americans, either through Providence or just dumb luck, have found the key to peace, wealth, and happiness. The Pilgrims were starving until they switch from “common stores” to individual ownership of farms. One only has to look at the “stone age” in Afghanistan to appreciate the disparity. Our “poor” are wealthy by their standards; their “rich” despots are poor by ours.

We have an obligation to be Ronald Regan’s “shining city”, Kennedy’s “ask not”, but also Washington’s “no entangling alliances”. We need to restrain our government’s excursions into other people’s business. At the same time, we need to fulfill the Statue of Liberty’s promise. We need to energize our country to give the world a good example of the “right answer”.

Look at the Talliban who threw away the value of half of their society by the way they treated women. They cut away half their collective brain power by their discrimination against women. We here deprived ourselves of the collective potential of minorities by discrimination. The black doctor who invented blood transfusions died for lack of one after an accident because the “medical staff” didn’t want to mix racial bloods. What else could he have discovered? The world and history is generally composed of failed societies, due in no small part to self-inflicted stupidity. We need to reform and privatize education not only because it is the right thing to do but for our own self-interest. Maybe the minority inner-city drug dealer could have been the fellow to cure cancer. Maybe the poor Indian dying prematurely of a rat-born infection could have been the great peacemaker. Maybe the aborted child could have been the next Einstein. I want this selfishly for the benefits it brings to me.  Do we learn from history?

We have stood on the shoulders of the great men who taught us – the Christian Brothers. We need to become energized like the 75 year old Jasper who ran for office as the “right to life” candidate. It’s time to move society forward. That’s the way to show our thanks.