Sunday 09 December 2001

Dear Jaspers,

The jasperjottings email list has 1,020 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget: … …

Saturday, December 15, Treasure Coast (Florida) Alumni Lunch, at the Holiday Inn in Stuart, FL. (on US #1) at twelve noon


On December 8, 2001, Pete Sweeney, my cousin, led a rag tag group of Jaspers, including myself, to the garden to root and watch MANHATTAN beat ST. JOHN’S, 85-68??!!?? Late in the game as the Jonnies fair-weather faithful left early, he led our group to chant “We Want Duke!”. Jaspers were sprinkled all around the Garden so an accurate count or a unified effort was not possible. But, now we have the haunting question remains to be asked: Were we so good or Saint John’s so bad? A fun time was had by all. Manhattan returns to the Garden 12/27 and 28 so you might want to consider coming out and supporting the team. It was a good watch.

ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

This fellow isn’t a Jasper but he has a message for us. After two years and 36,000 miles at sea, he hugged his grandchildren. Oh, and by the way, when David Clark stepped onto the dock in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, he was greeted as the oldest person to single-handedly sail around the world. Oldest man to sail the globe solo docks in Fort Lauderdale: 'Your dreams are achievable. Anybody can do anything they make up their mind to do!' We have seen the impact of some of our older Jaspers. Use the upcoming holidays to taek their examples to heart.

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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Thorp, Tom


1936 BA

Trotta, Sigmund R.


1938 BS

Loehfelm, Robert Hugh


1951 BA

Helm, Robert A.


1952 A

Plumeau, Ed


1963 BCE

Apoldo, Lou


1973 BS

Kevin P. Campbell


1974 BA ?

O'Connor, Brian


1975 BS

Delaney, Gerard M.



McAlary, Jim



Plunkett, Jerry


1983 BS Chem

Klaum, Art


1988 BEE

Horcajo, Antonio


1991 BS

Rebollo, Richard



Lyons, Michael J.


1999 BS

Kavanagh, Ken








1963 BCE

Apoldo, Lou


1975 BS

Delaney, Gerard M.


1951 BA

Helm, Robert A.


1988 BEE

Horcajo, Antonio


1999 BS

Kavanagh, Ken


1973 BS

Kevin P. Campbell


1983 BS Chem

Klaum, Art


1938 BS

Loehfelm, Robert Hugh



Lyons, Michael J.



McAlary, Jim


1974 BA ?

O'Connor, Brian


1952 A

Plumeau, Ed



Plunkett, Jerry


1991 BS

Rebollo, Richard



Thorp, Tom


1936 BA

Trotta, Sigmund R.





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Kevin P. Campbell
Roy J. Carver Professor Of Physiology & Biophysics And Neurology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

1973 BS





From: Hyfler/Rosner (
Subject: Profiles: WTC Dec 7, 2001
Newsgroups: alt.obituaries
Date: 2001-12-08 18:28:07 PST

From the New York Times.

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Michael J. Lyons: The Best Job to Have

Even as a child, Michael J. Lyons hung out at a firehouse in his South Yonkers neighborhood. He always thought firefighting was the best job to have. At 32, Mr. Lyons had grown up to be a firefighter himself with Squad 41 in the Bronx, and before that, with Engine Company 44 on the Upper East Side.

But Mr. Lyons was good not only at putting out fires. A graduate of Manhattan College, he worked as an engineer on the side to make extra money. His other jobs included fixing roofs, driving a hot-dog truck and taking counter orders at the Yonkers deli where he met his future wife, Elaine (she was a waitress there). "He was always working," she said. "There would be spans of two days when I wouldn't see him."

Mr. Lyons had started slowing down, though, after his daughter Caitlyn was born 17 months ago on his birthday. He never had the chance to meet his second daughter, Mary, who was born last month and named after his late mother. Mrs. Lyons gave the baby the middle name Michael.

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With a picture.




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From: Rebollo, Richard
Subject: Fast response
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 09:17:00 -0500


Good News!

P.S.  My wife Patty gave birth to our new daughter, Margaret Gavina, on the evening of November 29th.  She was 8 lbs, 5 ozs, and 20 inches long.



[JR: Excellent choice. You do get a choice? Seriously best wishes to Mom and Baby. This is the fun part of the job of collating Jasper Jottings.]




Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 13:01:58 +0100
Subject: Birth announcement

On November 7th my wife Patricia gave birth to our second child named Diego, a healthy boy weighing 6 pounds.

Regards from Madrid, Spain.
Antonio Horcajo BEE ´88

[JR: Double the fun this week. Very good news indeed. Please accept our best wishes. And, I’ll tell Brother President that he better plan to print extra applications for say 2018. ;-) Thanks for including us in the joy.]




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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]

From: John Fay
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 09:24:47 -0000
Subject: Jim McAlary


I found this today. Jim McAlary seems to have gone to Manhattan, but the college doesn't list him on the page devoted to the victims of 9-11.

I have written to Linda Gray asking if he belongs on the page, but maybe a "Jottings" subscriber would remember him?



James McAlary Jr., 42, a rapid rise

James J. McAlary Jr. worked hard in his job as a commodities broker, but his life centered around his three young children -- Jillian, Joseph and James.

"The children were his biggest interest. He did everything with them," said his wife, the former Jeanne McCutcheon.

Mr. McAlary, 42, began coaching Little League in Spring Lake Heights five years ago when his daughter, Jillian, took up softball. Two years ago, he ran for the local school board where his two oldest children attend school.

"He thought it was a good opportunity to serve the community and be involved," said his wife.

Mr. McAlary, who worked for Carr Futures in the World Trade Center, has been missing since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

He and his wife grew up in upper Manhattan, he in Washington Heights and she in nearby Inwood. He attended Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx and later studied business at Westchester Community College and then Manhattan College.

They lived in Inwood for six years before moving to Spring Lake Heights, a beach community of 5,200 in Monmouth County, eight years ago.

The move to the Shore came about the time Mr. McAlary became a commodities broker for Dean Witter Reynolds. He'd started with the brokerage firm three years earlier as a clerk, but rose rapidly to become a trader specializing in heating oil.

"He stared at the bottom, but quickly became very successful," said his wife. Dean Witter was purchased by the investment banking firm of Morgan Stanley and the commodities unit was later taken over by Carr Futures.

Mr. McAlary loved living in Spring Lake Heights. "He loved the beach, swimming in the ocean and hanging out with the kids and their friends at the pool by the boardwalk at the South End," his wife said. "Everybody in town knew him."

A member of St. Catherine-St. Margaret's Parish in Spring Lake, Mr. McAlary is also survived by his parents, James and Ann McAlary Sr. of the Riverdale section of the Bronx; two brothers, John of Albany and Bryan of Riverdale; and two sisters, Joanne Sullivan of Riverdale and Karen Higdon of New York.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the James J. McAlary Jr. Children's Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 38123, Albany, N.Y. 12203.

-- Guy T. Baehr

© 2001 The Star-Ledger. Used by with permission.
Copyright 2001 New Jersey Online. All Rights Reserved.

[JR: He’s not listed in the MCOLDB but my guess would have been Class 80. Maybe he didn’t complete. That would explain why he isn’t there. If he did graduate, you’ve found one first class “scoop”. Good eye either way. I use a much looser definition of Jasper.]



[Obit #2]

Copyright 2001 The Hartford Courant Company  
December 4, 2001 Tuesday, STATEWIDE

LOEHFELM, Robert Hugh

Robert Hugh Loehfelm, 90, beloved husband for 60 years of Dorothy (Burgen) Loehfelm, died Monday (December 3, 2001). Bob was born and lived in Brooklyn, NY for many years. For the past 28 years he had resided in Glastonbury and wintered in Cocoa Beach, FL. He graduated from Manhattan College and was owner and president of the Charles Partridge Real Estate Company in Brooklyn, NY. He went on to serve as president of the Brooklyn Board of Realtors and president of the New York State Association of Real Estate Boards. In 1972, Bob was named as the Brooklyn Board's Realtor of the Year. In Glastonbury, he served the Glastonbury Real Estate Company. Bob spent three years with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, being attached to Air Transport Command as staff sergeant in charge of Communications, stationed in India where he flew missions "over the hump", supplying allied forces in China. He was a very devoted and wonderful father and grandfather. Bob was known for his kind nature, good disposition and his sense of humor. He was an avid golfer. Besides his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his children, daughter and her husband, Barbara and John Trocciola of Glastonbury; son and his wife, Robert and Barbara Loehfelm of Oakton, VA; and his daughter, Sister Eileen Loehfelm, R.S.M. of Lakewood, NJ. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Lynne Levy and her husband Michael, Susan Trocciola, Carol Murphy and her husband Matthew, Jennifer Trocciola, Amy Loehfelm and James Loehfelm; and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved twin brother, George; his sister, Dorothy Carr; and his brother, Walter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m., in St. Augustine Church, South Glastonbury. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, South Glastonbury. Friends may call Wednesday, 3-7 p.m., at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, c/o Sister Diane, Mt. St. Mary, 1645 US Hwy. 22, Watchung, NJ 07069-6587.

LOAD-DATE: December 5, 2001



[Obit #3]

Copyright 2001 The Philadelphia Inquirer 
December 4, 2001 Tuesday CITY-D EDITION
HEADLINE: In the Region

Brian O'Connor

Accountant, 49

Brian O'Connor, 49, of Media, an accountant and former tax collector for Upper Providence Township, died Friday of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident.

State police said Mr. O'Connor was killed when his 1987 Volvo skidded and struck a tree along Barren Road in Middletown Township about 5 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which remains under investigation. Mr. O'Connor was returning home alone after working out with one of his sons at the Rocky Run YMCA in Middletown Township, said his wife, Barbara.

A Republican, Mr. O'Connor had served as Upper Providence tax collector for the last five years. He had been working as a self-employed certified public accountant since coming to the Philadelphia region from North Jersey in 1989.

He was born in New York and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx before earning a bachelor's degree in accounting from Manhattan College in 1974.

Mr. O'Connor, who was a promising middle-distance runner in high school, was deeply involved in youth athletics. He coached and umpired in the Media Little League, also serving as a board member. He also coached the Rose Tree Devils girls' soccer team and youth lacrosse. He was treasurer of the Timberwyck Swim Club.

Mr. O'Connor was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In addition to his wife of 24 years, he is survived by sons Matthew and Sean; a daughter, Courtney; a brother; and a sister.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Rigby, Harting & Hagan Funeral Home, 15 E. Fourth St., Media. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Providence Road, Media. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Media.

Memorial donations may be made to the Penn State Dance Marathon, which supports Hershey Medical Center's pediatric cancer patients, Box 11221, State College, Pa. 16805.

LOAD-DATE: December 4, 2001

[MCOLDB:  1974 BA]



[Obit #4]


December 9, 2001

TROTTA-Sigmund R. 89. Longtime resident of Pelham and Montauk, N.Y. Beloved husband of Anita, father of Ric Charles and the late Sig Robert, brother of Edward, Al and the late Maurice, grandfather of six, great-grandfather of six and son of Dr. and Mrs. Enrico Trotta. December 6 of congestive heart failure. He was a retired executive of Brooks Brothers, former CEO of The Credit Bureau of Greater New York and a graduate of Manhattan College. He influenced all who knew him with his knowledge, honesty, integrity and sense of humor. Visitation at Pelham Funeral Home, Sunday, December 9, 7-9PM. 914738-1060, service Monday, December 10 at 10AM, St. Catharine's Church, Pelham. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

[MCOLDB:  1936 BA]





Copyright 2001 Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque Journal
December 5, 2001 Wednesday
HEADLINE: Fran Vs. Lou: Fraschilla Likes the Challenge

Fran Fraschilla was 34 and in his first game as a college basketball head coach when he faced his first living legend.

"I'm at Manhattan College, and we're playing Hofstra," Fraschilla recalls. "I'm coaching against Butch van Breda Kolff, who not only coached the great Princeton teams with Bill Bradley but then coached the Lakers. He probably had 1,200 wins combined, college and pro. "I thought, 'If coaching has anything to do with the outcome, we're not going to win.'"

Neither Bradley nor Jerry West nor Wilt Chamberlain, however, was playing for van Breda Kolff and Hofstra that night. Fraschilla and Manhattan won big, 80-56.

"It was a good lesson," Fraschilla says. "It taught me that once the game starts, the preparation is over and it comes down to players."

So much for feeling overmatched.

Since then, the ever-confident Fraschilla has coached against his share of legends, legends in the making and/or future Hall of Famers: Lute Olson, John Thompson, Jim Calhoun, Jim Boeheim, Dick Bennett, John Chaney, Denny Crum, Lefty Driesell, Rick Majerus and Mike Montgomery, to name a few.

Tonight, in Las Cruces, he'll coach for the fifth time against New Mexico State's Lou Henson (726 career victories).

Fraschilla, 43, with 162 career wins, remains a whippersnapper in such company. Yet, always mindful of that first victory over van Breda Kolff, he has held his own.

At Manhattan, Fraschilla's Jaspers beat against Oklahoma (Kelvin Sampson) and Notre Dame (John McLeod). In his two seasons at St. John's, he was 5-5 against Georgetown's Thompson, Syracuse's Boeheim and Connecticut's Calhoun.

At UNM, Fraschilla is 1-1 against Majerus. On the other hand, he's 0-4 against fellow whippersnapper Steve McClain of Wyoming.

Fraschilla's crowning achievement against a big-name coach thus far, perhaps, was the Lobos' 70-68 road victory over Olson and then third-ranked Arizona on Dec. 21, 1999.

Still, it must be noted that Fraschilla and UNM lost at home to Henson and the Aggies two days after that monumental win in Tucson. Since taking the Lobos job, Fraschilla is 1-3 against Henson and NMSU.

Has he been outcoached by a 69-year-old who began his college head-coaching career when Fraschilla was 4?

Fraschilla says he rarely walks off a basketball floor thinking his team won or lost simply because of how he fared against the other guy in long pants.

"Some nights," he admits, "you go up and say, 'That was pretty good what they did.'

"But there also have been nights when I said, 'I'm glad we did the things we did; that really bothered them.' "

In his short rivalry with Henson, Fraschilla acknowledges, the older, more experienced coach has bothered the Lobos more than once by switching to a zone defense at strategic times.

"Lou did the same thing the other night against Texas Tech," Fraschilla says. "The Aggies didn't win, but he forced (Tech coach Bob Knight) into a timeout."

Yet, give Fraschilla credit for a coaching move that helped UNM beat NMSU 68-65 in overtime at the Pan American Center a year ago.

With the Lobos trailing 45-38, Fraschilla dragged forward Patrick Dennehy at the time a little-used and unhappy freshman out of the doghouse. Dennehy helped UNM outscore NMSU 13-2 over the next 4 1/2 minutes.

Tonight, the Aggies and Lobos meet in men's basketball for the 187th time. For Fraschilla and Henson, it's round five.

In all likelihood, Fraschilla believes, the game will be won or lost by the guys in short pants.

"Once the game starts," he says, "I don't even think about who the other coach is."

At the same time, the last thing Fraschilla wants is to walk up the stairs to the visitor's locker room at the Pan Am thinking he failed to anticipate or adjust to something Henson threw at him.

Fraschilla says he welcomes the challenge, just as he did against van Breda Kolff nine years ago.

"I relish these opportunities," he says, "because of how much I love the game of basketball."

Rick Wright's column appears Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Albuquerque Journal. E-mail him at

LOAD-DATE: December 5, 2001





The Thorp Award, which goes to the outstanding high school football player in Nassau County, is presented annually by Newsday in memory of Tom Thorp of Rockville Centre, who played football at Columbia University and Manhattan College and later coached at Stevens Tech, Manhattan, Fordham, Virginia and New York University. Thorp, who was the first president of the Nassau County Football League, was one of the country's leading football officials. He died in 1942.

[JR: I found this interesting. Anyone have any background?]





From: Ken Kavanagh
Subject: Manhattan Alum-Kenneth Kavanagh
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 21:55:49 +0000

Dear Mr. Reinke

Everybody I talk to brings up your name. They all say the same thing, that you have quite a large jasper following. I have atached my resume. I would appreciate anything that you could do for me.

Hope to talk to you soon.

Thank you,
Kenneth Kavanagh

[JR: Saw you at the game Saturday. ;-) You said hi to my cousin Pete.]


Kenneth J Kavanagh 7300 Vista Del Mar, La Jolla, CA 92037


To obtain an Investment Banking Analyst or Financial position within an organization where I can utilize my degree in Economics and Finance to the benefit of my employer.

EDUCATION            1996 – 1999 Manhattan College Riverdale, New York
Bachelor of Science in Economics, with a Minor in Finance
Graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.8 GPA)


Division One Basketball Full Scholarship Recipient, Two time team Captain and MVP


GTE-COSIDA Academic All-American

Epsilon Sigma Pi Honor Society

Omicron Delta Epsilon, National Honor Society in Economics (Beta Chapter)

Delta Mu Delta, National Honor Society in Business


1999 – Present              Professional Basketball Player      Worldwide

§ Played and lived in Spain, Italy, France, Greece, and Ireland

§ NBA Summer League in Los Angeles

§ Member of Irish National Team, Qualified for Olympic Games

§ Toured United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Egypt, Africa, Cyprus, Iceland, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia

2001 – Summer          Merrill Lynch                    San Diego, California

§ Assisted Vice President in portfolio management services for high-net- worth clients, global investments, trust services, offshore banking, Swiss Banks, corporate 401(k), and estate planning.

§ Responsible for overseeing the daily tasks and duties of six interns

§ Enacted a portfolio encompassing all investment options (50 million dollar account)

§ Studied for the Series 7 and Chartered Financial Analyst level 1 Exams

1997 – Summer          Weatherly Securities         Manhattan, New York

§ Aided Senior Partner in daily financial activities

§ Tracked 144 transactions and new client development

§ Worked on Stock Exchange floor


Brother Thomas Scanlan, President Manhattan College, 718.862.7301

Dr. James M. Suarez, Dean of Business School, 718.862.7334 / 7439


Experience, interest and understanding in financial and investment markets.

Works well under pressure, meets deadlines, and excels in multi-tasking.

Have an enthusiastic, dynamic personality. Possesses strong analytical and

interpersonal skills. Pay close attention to detail. Proficient at working with

Bloomberg, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point. Determined, driven, and dedicated to succeed.





December 7, 2001
Sophomore Rosalee Mason Earns Fourth Double-Double of the Season

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team lost to conference rival Marist 61-57, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams Friday night.

With the loss, Manhattan fell to 2-2, 0-1 MAAC, while Marist improved to 4-2, 1-0 MAAC.

Manhattan went up 4-0 at the start of the half, but Marist guard Marie Fusci hit a jump shot with 14:33 on the clock to spark an 8-0 run to give the Red Foxes a slim lead.  Manhattan knotted up the game again at 12 at the 7:54 mark.  Marist quickly hit a three-pointer to regain the lead and the two teams see-sawed for the next six minutes.  Marie Fusci put the Red Foxes up for good on a pair of free throws with 55 seconds left to play in the half, as Manhattan trailed 24-18 at halftime.

Marist led by as many as 12 in the second before Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) hit a three-pointer at 18:07 to spark a 14-0 run by the Lady Jaspers to put Manhattan up by one, 31-30 at 14:26.  Marist standout Diesa Siedel hit two free throws to give the Red Foxes the lead with 14 minutes left to play and Marist would not trail again.

After shooting a dismal 24.2 percent in the first half, Manhattan battled back to shoot 42 percent in the second.  Sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England) finished with her fourth double-double in four games on 11 points and 13 rebounds.  Mason also added three assists and five steals.  Senior Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) came off the bench to add 10 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double in her first game of the year.  Schettig finished with 13 points.

Manhattan returns to action on Sunday, when they face Fairfield at Draddy Gym at 2:00 PM.


December 6, 2001
Proceeds to Benefit Larkey Family

CHATHAM, NJ – Manhattan College men’s soccer coach Billy Walsh and his family will sponsor the 11th Annual Walsh Cup, which will take place in the back yard of his Chatham Township residence on December 15 from 2-8:30 PM.  Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Larkey family, who tragically lost their father in the attacks on September 11th.

This year, Walsh Cup will feature professional soccer players such as Chris Armas, Clint Mathis, Alexi Lalas, Mike Petke, Tim Howard, Ben Olsen and Mike Ammann.  Actor Andrew Shue, from the famed television series Melrose Place,  will also participate in the tournament.  Along with the 12 professionals, local high school players, college standouts and a few youth players will also play a part in the action.

“Walsh Cup started as a quirky neighborhood tournament, but has grown to be quite an event,” Billy Walsh said.  “I am really looking forward to playing in the 11th Walsh Cup and helping out my little buddies in the Larkey Family.”

Nicholas Larkey (14), Oliver Larkey (12) and William Larkey (2) will attend Walsh Cup with their mother Tracy.

Refreshments will be served compliments of New Jersey’s acting governor Donald DiFrancesca.

Directions can be obtained by calling 973-652-6595 or on


December 5, 2001
Flores’ 26 Points Push Manhattan Win Streak to Five

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The red-hot Manhattan men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to five straight with a 74-57 victory over St. Peter’s College in the MAAC opener for both schools Wednesday night.

Manhattan (5-1, 1-0) is off to its best start since the 1994-95 season, when the Jaspers won their first eight game of the season. The Jaspers have now won the last five consecutive meetings with St. Peter’s (1-6, 0-1).

Despite a sluggish start offensively for both teams, the Jaspers held the lead from the opening tip. The contest remained a two-possession game until late in the first half, as Manhattan held a 28-19 lead at the break. For the second game in a row, the Jaspers held the opposition under 20 points in the first half.

Clinging to a five-point edge (28-23) at the 18:09 mark, the Jaspers went on a 14-2 run which proved to be the decisive burst in the game. St. Peter’s closed the gap to nine (58-49) with 5:45 remaining, but Manhattan responded with six unanswered points to boost the lead back to 15, keeping the Peacocks at bay.

For the sixth game in a row, sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY), this week’s MAAC Player of the Week, paced the Jasper offense with a career-high 26 points on 11-18 shooting. Sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) posted his second double-double of the season with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Senior Von Damien Green (New York, NY) and junior Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) chipped in 10 points apiece.

Manhattan will be back in action on Saturday, December 8 when they take on St. John’s in the Footlocker/MAAC Challenge at Madison Square Garden. Tip-off is set for 2:00 PM.


December 5, 2001
Coach Sal Buscaglia Announces Girls Basketball Clinics at Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, NY - Manhattan College women’s basketball Head Coach Sal Buscaglia is pleased to announce two basketball fundamentals clinics for girls in the month of December.

The clinics will be held on December 15 and December 28 and are open to girls grades K-12.  All clinics will be held at Draddy Gymnasium on the campus of Manhattan College from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Each clinic will be followed by a Division I basketball game at 2:00 PM.  The Manhattan College Lady Jaspers play Norfolk State on December 15 and Princeton on December 28th.

Please call 718-862-7940 for price and details.


December 3, 2001
Sophomore Luis Flores Leads Jaspers in Scoring for the Fifth Consecutive Game

RIVERDALE, NY – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Jaspers in a 76-38 rout of the University of Hartford on Monday night.  The Jaspers have now won four consecutive games to improve to 4-1, while Hartford drops to 1-7.

The 38 points allowed by Manhattan was the fewest since 1992-1993 when the Jaspers held Loyola to 37 points.

Both teams started off slow with Flores hitting two free throws to score the first two points of the game at the 17:47 mark.  The game was knotted at seven with just over 14 minutes to play when Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) hit a two-pointer to spark a 25-4 run to end the half, as Manhattan led 42-18 at the break.

The second half was dominated by the Jaspers with the team combining for eight steals, four blocks and forcing 14 turnovers in the second half alone.  Hartford’s Josh Odugbela came off the bench to lead the Hawks with nine points.

Manhattan senior Willie Haynes (Rochester, NY) came off the bench to score a season-high 10 points in just 11 minutes of action.  Flores, who was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week earlier today, finished with 16 points, four assists and two steals.  Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) chipped in 13 points, two assists and two steals, while sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, D.C.) had a solid all-around game with seven points, seven rebounds, one block and four steals.

The Jaspers return to action on Wednesday when they open up MAAC play at St. Peter’s College for a 7:30 PM game.


December 3, 2001

EDISON, NJ – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending December 2, conference officials announced today.

Flores, who transferred to Manhattan from Rutgers University, has made an immediate impact on the Jasper offense. The leading scorer in all four games, Flores has sparked Manhattan to a 3-1 start this season. As a starter in all four contests, he is averaging a team-high 19.3 points and 36.5 minutes per game. Flores is second in the league in scoring and sixth in free throw percentage, shooting .520 from the floor and .875 from the foul line.

The Jaspers, who sit atop the MAAC Standings with a 3-1 record, will be gunning for their fourth straight victory tonight when they host the University of Hartford (1-6) in Draddy Gym at 7:30 PM.


December 1, 2001
Sophomore Rosalee Mason Scores Her Third Double-Double of the Season

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team lost to Wagner 46-40 on Saturday afternoon to drop to 2-1 on the season, while Wagner improved to 1-4.

The Seahawks, leading 6-4, went on an 8-0 run at the 15-minute mark to take a 14-4 lead.  Manhattan battled back on a lay-up by sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England) and a three pointer by Mary Kacic (Howard Beach, NY), to cut the lead to five points.  Both teams struggled for the remainder of the period and Manhattan trailed 24-18 at the half.

Both teams combed for 46 turnovers and Manhattan trailed by as many as 11 early in the second, but cut the lead to one with just under three minutes to play off a three-pointer and two clutch free throws by junior Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland).  Wagner went 5-10 from the line in the last two minutes to ice the game.

Mason scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half to earn her third double-double of the season, as she added 13 rebounds in the loss.   Kilkenny finished with eight points and six rebounds.

Manhattan returns to action on Friday, December 7, when they travel to Marist for a 7:00 PM game.


December 1, 2001
Freeman Throws Second Farthest in Jasper History

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off its indoor season by hosting the Manhattan College Pentathlon and Weights meet today in Draddy Gymnasium.

Four-time All-American and United States ranked Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) threw Manhattan’s second farthest throw in the Weights in school history today. Freeman, who still holds the first title, threw an outstanding 20.98m and qualified for the NCAA B Part.  Junior Mike Pellet (Croton, NY) won first place in the Shot Put with a throw of 15.50m while teammates Dan Gazzola (East Greenwich, RI) placed third (14.28m) and Declan Mulcahy (Clark, NJ) finished fifth (13.55m).  In the men’s pentathlon, freshman Rajne Svenssohn (Karlstad, Sweden) won first place with the score of 3819 points and qualified for the upcoming IC4A.

In the women’s pentathlon, junior Michelle Daly’s (Port Jefferson Station, NY) farthest throw in the Shot Put (9.09m) helped her advance to second place with the score of 2863 points. Freshman Stephanie Morris (Plainville, MA) finished strong in sixth with 2514 points. First place honors went to Rutgers University’s Angela Messerschmidt with the score of 2950 points. After winning first place, St. John’s Sheba George qualified for the NCAA B Part with a throw of 18.66m in the Weights and she also qualified for the IC4As in the Shot Put with the score of 15.05m.  Lady Jasper Karin Larsson (Garphyttan, Sweden) also performed well today by placing second (13.10m) in the Shot Put and fourth (11.68m) in the Weights. Teammates Lauren Primerano (Trenton, NJ) and Karen Conway (Dublin, Ireland) placed third and fifth respectively in the Weights.

Manhattan will travel to Princeton, NJ on Friday, December 7th to compete in the Princeton Invitational at 6pm.


November 30, 2001
Flores Paces Manhattan for Fourth Straight Game

RIVERDALE, NY – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) led the Manhattan Jaspers in scoring for the fourth straight game with a game-high 18 points to lead the Jaspers to an 81-57 victory over the visiting Denver Pioneers Friday evening in Draddy Gym.

The win was the third in a row for the Jaspers (3-1), who have won six straight games on their home court dating back to last season, while the Pioneers fall to 1-3 on the season.

Early in the first half, with the score tied at 8-8, the Jaspers went on a 12-2 run to go up 20-10 with 11:43 remaining. Manhattan maintained its double-digit lead for the remainder of the game, and led by as many as 22 in the first half. The Jaspers led 44-27 at the break.

Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) racked up 11 points in the first half to spark the Jaspers, who hit 59.7 percent of their shots (19-32). Green finished with 15 points and seven assists.

Manhattan kept the upperhand in the second half as well, knocking down 12-20 shots from the floor. Denver got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Flores led four players in double figures on the night as the Jaspers held the opposition to a season-low 57 points. Junior Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) hit 6-7 from the floor for 13 points and picked off four steals, while junior Darnell Tyler (Long Branch, NJ) came off the bench with another solid performance with 12 points and six rebounds.

The Jaspers will be back in action on Monday, December 3 when they host Hartford at 7:30 PM in Draddy Gym.

November 30, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College junior midfielder Mike Walsh (Chatham, NY) was named to the 2001 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas All-New York Region Second Team as announced by the Regional Committee today.

Walsh, a First Team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Selection, started in all 16 games he played in, scoring 13 points on four goals and five assists.  Playing the center midfield position, Walsh was crucial to both the Jaspers’ offensive and defensive units.

Walsh led the Jaspers to a much improved fourth place conference finish and a fourth seed in the MAAC Conference Tournament.  Manhattan finished 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.




Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
November 30, 2001 Friday NASSAU AND SUFFOLK EDITION
HEADLINE: Hofstra at Home on Road

For Hofstra, it's good to be home. Even if home isn't exactly home.

The men's basketball team plays its next five games against teams from New York State, competing in an unofficial metropolitan mini-conference with teams such as Manhattan College, St. John's and Stony Brook. The battles for local bragging rights begin tomorrow at Madison Square Garden as Hofstra plays Iona in the first game of the Marty Glickman Classic. St. John's plays Fordham in the second game. "It's a great honor to play in this and be among four of the best teams in the New York area," Hofstra coach Tom Pecora said. "For a bunch of New York players, this is great. Everyone in New York dreams about playing in the Garden, and it is an opportunity they'll be excited for. It's an easy one to get them up for."

But for a team that will be sleeping in its own bed so often this month, it will be playing at Hofstra Arena very infrequently. Only one game, next weekend against Stony Brook, will be in Hempstead. The rest of the games will be on the road, a discouraging fact even if the road isn't all that long.

Hofstra played only one home game this month and will play one more in December. In January, six of Hofstra's nine games are at home, but those are when the student body is away on recess. When the students return in February, Hofstra plays only three of its eight games at home.

"We'd like to play some games when the students are around, and hopefully that will be fixed in the CAA schedule next year," Pecora said. "We're starting a Thanksgiving tournament next year, so we'll be able to pick up a few more home games from that."

As for this season, the Pride (3-1) enters tomorrow's game slightly dinged up. Point guard Joel Suarez bruised his right hand against South Florida in the University Hoops Classic at Robert Morris last weekend. Pecora said he was worried about a broken bone, but X-rays showed no fracture, just soft-tissue damage. He has practiced all week with tape protecting the hand. Shooting guard Rick Apodaca, who was named to the all-tournament team at Robert Morris, is working through a minor hip-pointer.

Freshman forward Kenny Adeleke is averaging a team-best 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Pride.

The thing most bruised for Iona is its ego. It has lost all four games so far, including at home Wednesday to Fordham, 78-74. Dyree Wilson, a 6-5 senior forward who was selected to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason team, has averaged just 7.8 points in those four games. Greg Jenkins, a 6-9 sophomore center, is the leading scorer at 10.5 points.

Iona is often a slow-starting team. It has a combined record of 9-13 in November since 1995 but has finished five of the last six seasons with at least 20 wins. "They've gotten out to slow starts before and Jeff [Ruland] is an outstanding coach," Pecora said. "He's going to get them going. I just hope it's not until after Saturday." Tomorrow Hofstra vs. Iona At Madison Square Garden Noon TV:MSG

LOAD-DATE: November 30, 2001




[Email 1]

From: Louis Apoldo
Subject: Re: "Un-retirement" notice
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 13:08:16 -0500

Congratulations John and best of luck with your new position.  I hope that your new duties will still permit you to publish the Jasper Jottings, which we all look forward to receiving every week. 

Best of Luck,
Lou Apoldo - BCE '63

[JR: Thanks. I’ll just have to rearrange my “life” so I can keep push them out. Unless you’d like to take over? Nahh, we need a “younger guy”, say class of 7x! ]



[Email 2]

Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 13:36:22 +0000
From: Gerard M. Delaney
Subject: jj 12/1/01


How did you let not just one, but two bloopers past you in the Good Morning America segment?

GIBSON: (VO) She is the model of patriotism, putting aside her modeling career to wag the flag for the war effort. Zelda, the face that launched thousands of cards and calendars, spent the last week crossing the country spreading her own brand of patriotism. From the mountains where she hosted a tradition Thanksgiving dinner, to the prairies where she reminded us all how the West was won, to the bases.Zelda's not above flirting with fly boys.

       Unidentified Soldiers: (In unison) Good morning, America, from Lackland Air Force Base, Nebraska.

There haven't been soldiers at Lackland since 1947. And Lackland has never been in Nebraska!

Guess we'll have to take back your A2C stripes!

As an aside, did you do your basic training at Lackland, Sampson Lake, or some other place? My father did his Navy basic at Sampson Lake during World War II. It was there that he learned the was was over. On the Feast of the Assumption!

Gerard '75 BS
"Late an officer in the United States AIR FORCE"


Br. Gerard M. Delaney, NSSS
As Gaeilge: Gearárd Mícheál Breandán Dubhshláine
Go mbeannai Dia a Mairh a Padraig thu
(God and Mary and Patrick bless you)
Novitiate Website:
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

[JR: <1> You got me there. I zipped right over that flub. You can have my stripes. Even though I got a JSC and did what they asked, I doubt that I would ever do it again. Next time I get a chance to fight for my country, it’ll be in the “unorganized militia”. <2> WRT to “Peace”, interesting that I have seen two individual’s homes decorated with “peace” signs. Not the 70’s version, but home grown and home written, saying that maybe we should not be at “war”. Interesting. It takes a lot of singular courage to stand up to the popular hysteria. I know we have to avenge 911 to prevent it from happening in the future but our governement seems to be slipping out of our control. For the record, I wrote to my elected officials about the detention abuses. So I am sure that I am on some list somewhere. If I stop publishing, then that’s where to look. Maybe I look Muslim. I hope that I would have the courage of the Danes who when Hitler declared Danish Jews had to wear the Star of David, everybody wore one, starting with their King. I guess we’ll just all have to Muslim, or Jew, or Black, or … … even Catholic. “They” always get around to everyone any way. Yeah, I know camps can’t happen here!]



[Email 3]

Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 12:12:32 -0500
From: Robert Helm
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2000-12-02 (from home)

Good Afternoon, John:

1.       Wow! And a hearty congratulations, I think. I answered your commentary first, before I finished the e-mails.

2.       My compliments to Ed T. (I could not spell his surname from memory for a million!) He is the first ‘complainer’ to realize that you do this as a labor of love and are allowed to print your opinions “ifn y’all wanna”!

3.       God Bless on your job and your commute!   FNS sends

Robert A. Helm

[JR: Give Japer T a lot of credit. Not many people would say that. You’re right too he was the first one that ever did.] 



[Email 4]

From: Jerry_Plunkett
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 17:57:27 -0500
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2000-12-02 (from home)


Congratulations on your new position.  I couldn't resist responding to your comment on the elimination of the income tax.  Let me start off by saying that most of my political views are in line with Ronald Reagan and Newt Gringrich. However despite these views, I don't think that you will ever end the income tax, personal or corporate and the reasons are as follows:

Real Estate Industry - The interest deduction on mortgages is built into the price of homes.  If anybody tried to get rid of this, you would have every K street lobbyist from the banking and real estate industries in D.C. working to stop this.

State & Local Taxes - A lot of states primarily in the Notheast have a heavy state & local income and property tax burden.  If you tried to stop people from taking this deduction, you would have every politician running for cover.

Corporations - Many corporations have various tax attributes that they have either self-generated or acquired such as net operating losses, foreign tax credits, research & development credits.  These are major assets of many corporations.  Trying to eliminate them would create an inequity for these companies.  If you paid for an asset, you should be entitled to utilize it.

Think of it along the same lines as the wetlands issue.  A property owner pays $10 million for land.  The EPA subsequently comes in and declares that the property is a wetland and is not allowed to use it.  The land is essentially worthless now because you can't sell it or develop it.  This issue has a lot of people out west upset, but to date there has been no resolution to the issue. The courts have constantly sided with the EPA.

Municipal Government Interest Income - This is a big source of financing for state & local government.  If you tried to eliminate this, you would get a fight from states & cities, the investment banks and insurance industries.

Liberals - As sure as Eisenhower was bald, you can be sure that the liberals will demagogue the issue by saying that it is a give away to the rich.

As much as it would make economic sense to redo the system, I can go to sleep at night comforted that the income tax will probably stick around.  Our government moves at 1 mile an hour.  When you try to make a major change to it, it tends to spit out the reformer.  Look what happened to Bill & Hillary when they tried to reform health care.  The Democrats lost control of the house for the first time in 40 years and lost control of the Senate.

Best Regards,

Jerry Plunkett 83

[JR: But, the current tax code is just wrong for a modern America. The Fair Tax will have to succeed just on the basis of the fact that it is the right thing to do.]



[Email 5]

Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 21:06:56 -0500
Subject: Lunch

Dear John:  Please put a note in "Jasper Jottings" about the Treasure Coast (Florida) Alumni Lunch, Saturday, December 15, at the Holiday Inn in Stuart, FL. (on US #1) at twelve noon.  Any alumni in the area is invited!

Ed Plumeau, '52A

[JR: Done ]



[Email 6]

From: Klaum, Art
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2000-12-02 (from home)
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 10:25:40 -0800

Over the time that I have been on the subscriber list, there has been very little of interest to me.  The battles about points of view can be amusing, but I usually only look for inputs from my classmates - class of 83.  Perhaps my being away from campus has contributed to my lack of interest.

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 12:12 PM
To: Klaum, Art
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2000-12-02 (from home)

May one inquire why?

At 10:29 AM 12/3/2001, you wrote:






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A Final Thought

“Argentina drifted without a lifeline on Thursday after talks with the International Monetary Fund stalled, condemning the debt-laden country to ponder its few remaining options to avert an economic crash.”
               By Alistair Bell © Copyright Reuters 2001. All rights reserved.

We have seen our government fail to detect, prevent, deflect, or mitigate the 911 tragedy. While we are losing our freedoms, our government via the IMF using our money, is devastating another country. Not with bombs, but with our insistence on how to run their country. They are protecting anybody but the international moneylenders. Many economists, of the Austrian school founded vonMises, know the way out of this is either “hard money” or a currency board. Instead the liberals at the IMF are forcing the government to raise taxes, seize assets, and other draconian measures. No wonder there is a run on the banks. When will we mind our own business. Where in the Constitution does it say we have a role managing the world’s money practices! Remember when the chickens come home to roost, we’ll get the bill.