Sunday 06 January 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 993 subscribers by my count. I need “new blood” so please mention us to your fellow alums.

Don't forget: … … 

Saturday 12 Jan 02 6PM – Marist pre-game reception
             call Bob Nasser ’67 at 845-435-7132 or
                   Tom Hoban ’89 at 212-815-6776

Thursday Jan 17 (Correcting typo last week) – De La Salle Medal dinner
             call Christine Stogel at 718-862-7837

Thursday 17 Jan 02 6:45 PM – Sienna pre-game reception
             call Dan Kelleher ’77 at 518-439-4768

Saturday 19 Jan 02 – Family Day
             call Grace Feeney at 718-862-8013

Saturday 02 Feb 02 – pre-game Ice Cream Social
             call Jim McKenna ’93 800-822-2014


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

"The Netherlands has become the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia, giving terminally ill patients the right to end their lives. The new law means that doctors no longer face prosecution for carrying out mercy killings if they are performed with due care."

Here is some "tough" news from a Right to Life perspective. This is that slippery slope. When we humans try to decide who should live and who should die, we tread onto the Creator's turf.

I have enough trouble managing my own life without trying to do it for my neighbor. I am personally familiar with the pain one cancer victim had when I was on the First Aid Squad. You could not move the man to transport him without causing excruciating pain. While we have made vast strides in medicine, we still can't "fix" everything.

My concern is that oft cited slope from "right to die" to "duty to die" with a stop along the way with Kavorkians helping every old person with depression or a hangnail. Who are we to make these decisions?

With just a casual read, it APPEARS that the law has some significant hurdles. If that is enough is a very tough call. From my libertarian perspective, the individual's choice is king. As long as it is, well-informed, free of duress, a result of much soul searching, and after all other measures have been exhausted. But, this should only happen very very infrequently.

As a general rule, we need all hands on deck to navigate this world together. Even the old and frail who provide us wisdom and the opportunity to demonstrate our kindness, charity, and our humanity.

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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O'Neill, Dennis


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Raymond Kelly to focus on quality of life issues and suppressing crime
Associated Press Writer

January 3, 2002, 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK -- The city's new police commissioner plans to aggressively fight crime, strengthen community relations and focus on so-called quality of life issues, according to excerpts from a speech he is expected to give Friday at his swearing-in ceremony. Raymond W. Kelly, a 31-year veteran of the force who served as commissioner from 1992-1994 under Mayor David Dinkins, says one aspect of his administration would be targeting quality of life issues, such as panhandling.

"Somehow, especially after Sept. 11, the law-abiding public has a right to be less tolerant of the lawless or even the annoying," he says in the excerpt, provided to The Associated Press on Thursday. "So we will also assert the public's right to be left alone. The right not to be pestered by aggressive panhandlers, by squeegeemen or vagrants."

Kelly also promises to continue the NYPD's aggressive attack on violent crime, a strategy that has seen dramatic decreases in murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and auto theft for the past 10 years.

"We will ensure that a strong relationship exists with federal authorities in our mutual desire to thwart terrorism," he says. "We will make certain that the men and women of the department are as well-trained and equipped as possible to respond to any emergency."

Kelly, who earned high marks during his first stint as commissioner for working to improve police relations with minorities, promises improvements in that area.

"We will strengthen the department's relationship with the community from police officer to commissioner," he says.

Kelly is to be sworn in by his boss, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, during a ceremony at Gracie Mansion.

Prior to returning to the NYPD, Kelly served as the global head of corporate security for Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., from March 2001 until his return to the NYPD. He has a long history of service in the federal government, including serving as commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service from 1998-2001.

A Vietnam War veteran, Kelly is a retired colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves. He graduated from Manhattan College and earned a law degree from St. John's University, and graduate degrees from New York University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Kelly and his wife, Veronica, have two adult sons, James and Gregory.

Copyright © 2002, The Associated Press



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The Directory of Environmental Scientist and Economists

A publication of the Environmental Policy Task Force, a project of The National Center for Public Policy Research


The environment is too important to leave in the hands of political activists. Yet, this is precisely where the United States has left most environmental decision-making in recent years. Political activists -- not authentic environmental scholars, scientists and economists -- have come to dominate both the headlines and Washington's legislative agenda. Activists with little or no practical experience or scientific training are frequently cited in the national news media as "experts" -- or worse, as "scientists." The result: The federal government often spends billions in taxpayer dollars regulating peoples' lives to solve questionable environmental risks while ignoring real ones.

The Environmental Policy Task Force developed this directory to ensure that journalists and policymakers alike have ready access to real environmental scientists, economists and experts. The pages that follow include some 141 individuals with expertise in such environmental disciplines as atmospheric issues, waste disposal and management, endangered species, and air pollution. For the convenience of the reader, the directory not only lists each expert alphabetically by issue area, but provides a complete biography for each.

The Directory of Environmental Scientists and Economists lists experts with a wide-range of views and expertise on environmental issues. Although the majority of these experts are either scientists or economists, other authorities on environmental issues are also included to ensure that this publication is as comprehensive as possible.

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Dr. Roger P. Maickel, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Purdue University.

Scientist. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Georgetown University; M.S. in Chemistry, Georgetown University; B.S. in Chemistry, Manhattan College (New York, New York); Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Purdue University; Director of the Laboratory Animal Program, Purdue University; Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Lafayette Center for Medical Education, Indiana University School of Medicine (1981-present); Department Head, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University (1977-1983); Chief, Medical Sciences Section, Institute for Research in Public Safety, Indiana University (1971-1975); member of 21 scientific societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow), the American Institute of Chemists (Fellow), the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; recipient, Life Scientist Award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; recipient, Research Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health; member, Technical Advisory Committee on Poison Packaging Prevention, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (1979-1981); and author or co-author of over 230 scientific papers, articles and books, including, "Chemicals and the Environment," The Chemist (January 1992) and Alcohol Abuse Treatment, Humana Press, Inc. (1992). Principal areas of expertise/interest: Pharmacological and toxicological effects of chemicals, in vivo and in vitro assessment of chemical effects on living organisms, communication of scientific aspects of environmental pollution situations to the public, and laboratory animal research.

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James G. Gatto 

Jim is a member in the firm's Reston office, is head of the Intellectual Property Section for Reston and Washington, and is co-chair of the firm wide Intellectual Property Section. He focuses on all aspects of intellectual property including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and Internet law, and has special expertise in patent litigation, developing and implementing patent prosecution strategies, conducting IP audits, licensing, due diligence, and other transactional work and counseling. His experience includes significant emphasis in software, information technology, bioinformatics, optics, semiconductors, telecommunications, financial services, business methods, and Internet-related and e-commerce inventions.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Jim co-headed the National Patent Practice and Northern Virginia Technology Practice of the largest Virginia-based law firm. His experience encompasses creating and implementing corporate IP programs, conducting IP audits, developing and implementing aggressive patent filing strategies; conducting complex patent prosecution, including patent appeals, interferences, reexaminations, reissues and protests; handling patent enforcement issues, including licensing and litigation; negotiating and drafting high tech agreements relating to e-commerce, patents and technology; conducting IP due diligence; rendering opinions concerning the infringement, validity and enforceability of patents; handling trademark prosecution, domain name issues, copyright and trade secret matters; handling IP aspects of employment issues; handling patent and data rights matters relating to government contracts including Section 1498 cases; and advising clients on the legality of cutting edge Internet business methods and technology. Jim has been in the patent field since 1984, when he started as a Patent Examiner in the electro-optics area.

He has had a leading role in a number of national and local patent-related legal and industry organizations and is a frequent contributor and lecturer on patents, particularly Internet-related and business methods patent issues. Jim presented in December 2001 at the MD High Tech Showcase "The Plain Truth about Corporate Structure & IP."

Jim was reelected in 2001 as a member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary of the Software Patent Institute. His current professional activities include active involvement as a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Biotech/Bioinformatics Committee of the DC Tech Council. He has been President of the Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, a member of the Board of Governors of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, chair of the Patent, Trademark, Copyright Section of the ABA (YLD) and liaison to the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee of the ABA.

Jim has been recognized by his peers as a top lawyer in his field as evidenced by having achieved a rating of "AV" from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating given to participating attorneys, and having been voted one of the top IP/IT attorneys in Virginia in the December 2000 Virginia Business Journal Survey. J im is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He also is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received his B.E. in electrical engineering with a physics minor from Manhattan College (1984), and was awarded his J.D. from Georgetown University (1988).




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Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company
The New York Times
January 1, 2002, Tuesday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section A; Page 1; Column 6; Metropolitan Desk
HEADLINE: THE MAYORAL TRANSITION: OVERVIEW; Bloomberg Takes Oath as 108th Mayor of New York

With American flags waving and confetti falling, a visibly moved Michael R. Bloomberg was sworn in early this morning in Times Square as New York's 108th mayor. Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman and political novice, now inherits the responsibility of governing New York City from Rudolph W. Giuliani, whose uncompromising will and sheer ubiquity made him synonymous with the city he presided over for eight years.

The highly symbolic celebration, the first such ceremony in Times Square, was intended to assure New Yorkers that the city now, in Mr. Bloomberg's hands, was a safe one. A few minutes after the famous ball fell, Mr. Giuliani administered the oath to Mr. Bloomberg, whose eyes soon welled with tears as he promised to fulfill his new duties. He then said "Thank you, Mr. Mayor," and the two men hugged, before Mr. Bloomberg turned, his thumbs up, to greet the screaming crowd. In Mr. Bloomberg, New Yorkers receive a man in many ways as different from Mr. Giuliani as the city inherited by the two men at the beginning of their terms.

Mr. Giuliani came into power issuing a moratorium on fear and chaos, and took on a city with a fractured economy, soaring crime rates, myriad social problems and many residents seemingly longing to leave. Mr. Bloomberg takes the helm of the city less than four months after the most calamitous event in its history tore a hole in Lower Manhattan, leaving economic and public safety problems of a wholly different kind, with little precedent for their solution and a largely novice City Council to help him deal with them.

The contrast between the two men was clearly visible yesterday. Mr. Giuliani did his usual canter from event to event, doing early morning television interviews, swearing in new firefighters, holding his final news conference, ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange and racing off to Times Square. Mr. Bloomberg presided over an ecumenical breakfast with religious leaders at which he warned of impending budget doom, was sworn in, then closed his schedule to the public.

Along with the change in mayors, today also marks a seismic shift in city government prompted by the city's term limits law, which forced top citywide officials and two-thirds of the City Council out of office. Along with the new mayor, a new comptroller, William C. Thompson Jr., a new public advocate, Betsy Gotbaum, and more than three dozen newcomers to the City Council will officially become part of city government beginning today.

While the city's spirit and determination are doubtlessly stronger than what Mr. Giuliani encountered years ago, its resources are far more limited, with a decimated Fire Department, an embattled police force whose members are lured by other opportunities and a looming $4 billion budget gap that must be closed through an inevitable reduction in services.

The depth of New York's resolve, which has awed the rest of the country since Sept. 11, is perceived to be personified by Mr. Giuliani, whose shadow Mr. Bloomberg must find a way to escape artfully as he seeks the support of citizens who barely know him, and from whom he will seek so much.

The transition began yesterday morning, when Mr. Bloomberg paid his 15 cents, a registration fee required under law, in pennies at the city clerk's office and took his oath to discharge faithfully the duties of the office of mayor. "I'm sort of mayor," Mr. Bloomberg declared afterward. (The City Charter dictates that any elected official take the oath of office within 30 days after his or her election is certified by the City Board of Elections.)

Mr. Bloomberg's official inauguration will be held today on the steps of City Hall. With perhaps unintentional portent for the city's baseball culture, the master of ceremonies will be Al Leiter, the Mets pitcher. Bette Midler will sing the national anthem, followed by invocations by various religious leaders.

Judith S. Kaye, the chief judge of New York State and a friend of Mr. Bloomberg, will administer his oath. Then Mr. Bloomberg will deliver his inaugural address, in which he is expected to call on the rest of government to join him in the painful attempt to cut the budget significantly, with no agency to be left unscathed.

Mr. Thompson will also deliver an inaugural address, as will Ms. Gotbaum, who will be sworn in by former Mayor David N. Dinkins. Cardinal Edward M. Egan will deliver the benediction. The salsa musician Willie Colon will perform, followed by other spiritual readings.

While the substantive differences between their administrations remain to be seen -- Mr. Bloomberg has offered few clues, outside official appointments, about his priorities and plans -- Mr. Bloomberg and Mr. Giuliani are vastly different men, in background and personal style.

Mr. Giuliani was born in Brooklyn, was schooled at Manhattan College and plans to retire in Staten Island. He came to prominence as an aggressive and highly visible United States attorney, whose proclivity for the midnight perp walk would presage the arrests of the homeless, incendiary news conferences and flamboyant proclamations on everything from art to civil rights to ferrets that took place during his tenure as mayor.

Of all that he loves to boast about, little gives him more pleasure than his exhaustive knowledge of the city, its neighborhoods and people, even though his closest circle was made up principally of people much like himself. When not dieting, he loves Italian food, and his most highbrow indulgence was nights at the opera. He is most comfortable at a Yankees game, as a rabid fan of the team.

Mr. Bloomberg's exposure in the city's daily papers was, until last year, more or less relegated to the business or society pages, where his philanthropy, charity balls and celebrity dates made him well known among a tiny sliver of New York City. He went to Johns Hopkins University and earned a master's in business administration from Harvard.

Self-assured, capable of being quite bawdy in private and seemingly at ease in the skin of a very wealthy man, Mr. Bloomberg seems far less confrontational than Mr. Giuliani. His supporters suggest that he will be more open to negotiations with those Mr. Giuliani preferred to work around.

As a privately held company, Bloomberg L.P., Mr. Bloomberg's business, was prone to far less scrutiny in the financial pages than a publicly traded company, and Mr. Bloomberg responded to the new media scrutiny during his mayoral campaign with prickly disdain. His Boston accent results in the odd attachment of the letter "s" at the end of words where it does not belong, and he does not even pretend to drop his loyalty to the Red Sox, even though his baseball interests seem marginal at best. As he wraps the mayoralty around him, New York will ostensibly see at last what matters to Mr. Bloomberg most.

Mr. Bloomberg displayed his wry humor yesterday morning at the breakfast at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which was attended by such notable members of the clergy as Cardinal Egan, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts of Harlem, the Rev. Floyd Flake of Queens, Imam Izak-el Mu'eed Pasha and Rabbi Arthur Schneier.

"We are going clearly to go through some tough economic times," Mr. Bloomberg said. "As I went around, a lot of you offered me your prayers. But honestly, thank you very much -- I can use them. I could also use $4 billion to balance the budget, if just in case any of you have some extra funds that you don't know what to do with."

At City Hall yesterday, the feeling of a massive shift in culture and power was palpable. City officials lined the halls, shaking hands and watching workers assemble the steps for this morning's ceremony. Rehearsing performers filled the building with the sounds of salsa, "The Star-Spangled Banner" and dolorous bagpipe music.

After Mr. Giuliani's final news conference in the Blue Room -- where over the last eight years he had derided the Board of Education, deconstructed his love life, boasted about his crime statistics, called reporters names, cooed over his Yankees and remembered the dead in Lower Manhattan -- the departing fire commissioner, Thomas Von Essen, stood in the corner, whispering tips to Nicholas Scoppetta, his successor.

GRAPHIC: Photo: Michael R. Bloomberg arriving at the Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan to take his oath of office at the city clerk's office. (Librado Romero/The New York Times)(pg. B5)

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Copyright 2001 U.P.I.
United Press International
December 31, 2001, Monday
HEADLINE: Study: Women managers not likely to quit

Employers who assume that women are more likely than men to leave managerial jobs are working on an archaic stereotype, a recent study indicates.

In "Are Female Managers Quitters? The Relationships of Gender, Promotions, and Family Leaves of Absence to Voluntary Turnover," Karen S. Lyness of Baruch College, City University of New York, and Michael K. Judiesch, of Manhattan College, write that the voluntary turnover rates of female managers were actually slightly lower than those of male managers. The article appears in the December issue of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Applied Psychology.

Lyness and Judiesch studied 26,359 managers (11,076 women and 15,283 men) working full-time for a large multinational financial services organization at many locations throughout the United States. They found voluntary turnover rates for male and female managers very similar: 17 percent for men and 16.5 percent for women. "I don't think anyone's looked at large groups of comparable men and women, both holding managerial jobs," Lyness told United Press International in a phone interview from New York City. "If you just compare a large group of male employees to a large group of female employees, in general you're going to find that the men are holding higher-level positions. And studying employees from the same company built in a number of controls in terms of what type of managerial hierarchy and opportunities they had," she said.

"And we also were able to differentiate voluntary turnover from layoffs and company downsizings."

The subjects were tracked from January of 1992 to June of 1995. That "longitudinal" dimension "is also something thing that's different between our research and some other studies," Lyness said.

Most previous studies used data collected in the 1970s or 1980s. The new findings may reflect changes that have occurred over the years in women's lifestyles or commitment to their careers.

"The real point is that women's turnover was not higher than men's, as some employers may have assumed. I think it's evidence that women who have achieved managerial positions are just as committed to their organization and to their careers as men."

Lyness was asked if she and Judiesch tracked women by marital status and the number and age their children.

"We controlled for age and marital status. I don't think we controlled for number of children. This was based on the employer's data, and I don't think they would have tracked the number of children," she replied.

She agreed with the supposition that women with no children would have a lower turnover rate than women with several children, and she said this was represented in the study by looking at managers who had taken family leaves of absence for either childbirth or to care for a dependent. Employer records did not make this distinction.

"Not surprisingly, about 94 percent of those were women," Lyness said. "And we did find higher turnover rates for managers who had taken a family leave. However, this difference disappeared for the family leave takers who had graduate degrees. They were no more likely to quit than those who had not taken a family leave.

"We concluded that employers should be careful not to stereotype family leave takers as being more likely to resign."

Only 2 percent (486) of the managers took family leaves during the 41-month period, and about 24 percent of them subsequently resigned.

The researchers also found that recently promoted women were less likely to resign than recently promoted men.

"As you would expect, managers who were promoted were less likely to resign after the promotion," Lyness told UPI. "However, we found that the effect only lasted for 11 months. And then managers who had been promoted actually became more likely to resign. But promoted women were less likely to resign than promoted men."

The "What have you done for me lately?" effect may be operating, the researchers write, "such that a promotion creates an expectation for the manager that he or she will continue to advance and if another promotion is not received within the expected time period, the manager's unmet expectations may cause him or her to begin an external job search." Employers may want to consider using other types of incentives that are delayed rather than immediate, such as stock options, as retention tools, Lyness and Judiesch write. Content: 09003000 09012000 09015000 09016000

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December 26, 2001, Wednesday, BC cycle
SECTION: Sports News
HEADLINE: 2001 Notable Deaths
BYLINE: By The Associated Press

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O'Connor was the first player in school history to score 1,000 points, finishing with 1,271 points, and was the leading scorer on Manhattan's NIT teams in 1953-55.

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January 2, 2002


Rosalee Mason Notches 10th Double-Double in 11 Games

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team lost to Harvard, 75-69 in its final non-conference match-up of the season.  The Lady J’s fell to 6-5 on the season, while Harvard improved to 8-4.

Both teams shot well in the first half with Manhattan shooting 50 percent and Harvard hitting 54.5 percent from the floor.  Harvard’s freshman stand-out Reka Cserny scored 14 points on 5-5 shooting in just 11 minutes of first-half action to lead the Crimson.  Rosalee Mason (London, England) led the Lady J’s with 13 points and six rebounds as Manhattan went to the locker room leading 39-31.

Cserny re-entered the game in the second half and paced the Crimson comeback with six consecutive points.  Harvard took the lead with 13:24 on the clock, but held it for less than a minute as Manhattan’s Birgitta Tsoma (Katrineholm, Sweden) hit back-to-back three pointers to give Manhattan a five- point lead.  Sophomore Hana Peljto and Cserny scored 19 of the next 20 points for the Crimson as Harvard went on a 20-6 run to take the lead for good.

Mason finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds for her 10th double-double in 11 games, while Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) scored 11 points.  Elana Greene (Brooklyn, NY) and Christine Bach (Floral Park, NY) came off the bench and added ten points and five assists respectively.

Cserny finished with 33 points for Harvard, which was the fifth highest single-game point total in Harvard history.

Manhattan returns to action this Sunday when they travel to Canisius for a 1:00 PM game.



Manhattan Wins 10th in a Row

BALTIMORE, MD – Sophomores Luis Flores (New York, NY) and Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) contributed 15 points apiece to lead the Manhattan Jaspers to a 61-56 victory over the Loyola College Greyhounds in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Wednesday evening in Reitz Arena.

The Jaspers won their 10th game in a row and improve to 10-1, 2-0 MAAC, while Loyola dropped its fourth game in a row, falling to 2-9, 1-2 MAAC.

The Jaspers had to fight off a late Greyhound rally but were able to hit clutch free throws down the stretch to escape with the victory. The Jaspers led by 11 at the break (28-17) and as many as 20 in the second half, before Loyola made its move.

Holding a 30-22 lead with 17:16 in the second half, the Jaspers went on a 19-7 burst on the strength of 12 points by Flores and held their largest lead, 49-29, with 10:31 remaining. Loyola inched back into it and eventually cut the deficit to five (55-50) with 55 seconds left on four free throws by B.J. Davis and Chatman Lindbergh. Sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) was unable to inbound the ball, and Loyola regained possession under its own basket.

Manhattan burned its final timeout of the game and was able to force a Greyhound turnover on the ensuing possession. After coming up with the steal, Benton was fouled and went to the line for a 1-and-1 opportunity. He hit the front end to push the lead back to six, but after missing the second, Loyola grabbed the rebound and pushed the ball up the floor. Davis found Lindbergh at the top of the key and he drained a three-pointer to make it a one-possession game (56-53).

Neither team had any timeouts left, so Loyola was forced to foul immediately in the final minute. Holmes inbounded the ball to veteran Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY), who was fouled by Damien Jenifer. Green hit both ends of the 1-and-1 to make it 58-53. The Greyhounds again wasted no time getting the ball up the floor, and Davis hit another three-pointer for Loyola with 11 ticks on the clock to make it a two-point game (58-56). Jenifer then fouled Green again, putting Manhattan in the double-bonus. Green went to the line for two shots, needing to hit them both to make it a two-possession game. He did just that to put the Jaspers up by four. Jenifer’s last second three-pointer was off the mark, and the Jaspers escaped with their fifth win in a row over Loyola.

Green finished with 14 points including a pair of three-pointers and was 6-8 from the line. Flores, the reigning MAAC Player of the Week, scored 13 points in the second half, to finish with 15, marking the 11th straight game in which he has scored in double figures. Benton, the MAAC Rookie of the Week two weeks in a row, finished with a season-high 15 points on 6-9 shooting. Manhattan was without the services of junior co-captain Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) and senior Willie Haynes (Rochester, NY) due to illness.

The Jaspers return to action on Monday, January 7, when they host MAAC foe Niagara at 7:30 in Draddy Gym.


December 31, 2001


EDISON, NJ – Sophomore forward Rosalee Mason (London, England) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for the week ending December 30, conference officials announced this afternoon.

Mason picked up her first weekly conference award this season by leading the Lady Jaspers to a 2-0 week with wins over Princeton and George Mason University.  Mason averaged 14.5 points and 13 rebounds over the two games while shooting .476 from the field.

On the season Mason has nine double-doubles in ten games averaging 17.0 ppg and 12.2 rebounds per game.  As of December 18, Mason was ranked 4th nationally in rebounding with just over 12 boards a game.

Mason, a preseason First-Team All-MAAC selection, was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team last year.

The Lady Jaspers, winners of three straight games, are in action on January 2nd when they travel to Harvard for a 7:00 PM match-up.


December 31, 2001


EDISON, NJ – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week and sophomore Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) was named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the week ending December 30, conference officials announced today.

This marks the third time this season that Flores earned the honor, and the second straight week for Benton. Flores led the Jaspers to the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival Championship and earned Most Valuable Player honors for totaling 37 points and 13 rebounds in victories over Fordham and Iona. Benton shot 71.4 percent from the floor for the tournament, scoring 10 points with three rebounds.

The Jaspers return to action on Wednesday, January 2 when they travel to Baltimore, MD to face the Loyola Greyhounds in a MAAC contest at 7:00.


December 30, 2001


Senior Eve Walters Posts a Career-High Double-Double in the Win

FAIRFAX, VA – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team beat George Mason University 44-41, in a tightly played defensive match-up on Sunday afternoon. Manhattan improved to 6-4 on the season, while GMU dropped to 6-5.

Neither team got off to a quick offensive start and the Patriots led 17-15 at the half.  Sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England) had five points and eight rebounds at the break to lead the Lady J’s.

The game see-sawed for the first ten minutes with each team trading baskets or turnovers.  Manhattan went on a 10-5 run led by Eve Walters’ (Pittsford, NY) six consecutive points with just under five minutes left to play.  George Mason’s Keka Agba scored four points to cut the lead to one (42-41) with just a minute left to play.

After a Manhattan turnover, the Patriots missed back-to-back shots, one blocked by Mason, but came up with the offensive board.  George Mason called a 30-second timeout to set up the go-ahead basket.  Mason blocked the ensuing shot by Shelbylynn McBride and came up with her 13th rebound of the game.

The Patriot’s Jen Derevjanik fouled Mary Kacic (Howard Beach, NY) with 15 seconds left to play.  Kacic hit the first and GMU called a time-out.  Kacic then hit the second to increase the lead to three.  The Patriots’ attempt at a desperation three-pointer was off-mark.

Mason finished with her ninth double-double posting 13 points and 13 rebounds with two key blocks.  Walters posted three career-highs with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for her second double-double of the year.  Kacic finished with seven points, three assists and three steals.

Manhattan returns to action on January 2nd, when they travel to Harvard for a 7:00 PM game.


December 28, 2001


Luis Flores Named Most Valuable Player

NEW YORK, NY – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Manhattan Jaspers to a 69-58 victory over MAAC rival Iona College in the Championship Game of the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival presented by Foot Locker. Flores was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, totaling 37 points and 13 rebounds in Manhattan’s two victories.

The tournament title was Manhattan’s first since 1973, and its third in 17 appearances in the Holiday Festival dating back to 1952. The Jaspers have won nine games in a row on the season and improve to 9-1, while Iona falls to 5-8.

Manhattan was quick out of the gates, as sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) and senior Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) hit back-to-back three-pointers off assists from Flores to put the Jaspers up 6-0. The Jaspers held the lead until Iona’s Ramel Allen layed one in to tie the game at 13-13. Coming out of the media timeout, the Gaels’ Courtney Fields hit a three-pointer to give Iona its first lead of the night, 16-13, with 11:35 left in the first half. The Jaspers later countered with an 11-2 spurt over a span of six minutes to assume a 29-21 lead with just over three minutes left in the half. Iona would cut the deficit to three but trailed by six at the break (33-27). Holmes and Flores tallied eight points apiece in the first 20 minutes.

Clinging to a six-point lead at the 13:30 mark of the second half, the Jaspers went on a 16-5 run and held Iona scoreless for a span of seven and a half minutes to go up 56-39 with just under five minutes to play. But Iona wouldn’t quit and went on a 9-0 spurt of its own to close the gap to 60-55 at the 1:46 mark. Manhattan iced the game by hitting nine of 10 free throws in the final 1:06.

Holmes and Green contributed 12 and 10 points respectively and, along with Flores, were named to the Holiday Festival All-Tournament Team. Senior Noah Coughlin (Middleboro, MA) hit 4-6 from the floor for 10 points off the bench, while junior Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

Manhattan returns to action on Wednesday, January 2 when they travel to Baltimore, MD to take on the Loyola Greyhounds in a MAAC contest at 7:00 PM.


December 28, 2001


Junior Co-Captain Mary Kacic Leads All-Scorers with 22 Points

RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team got double-digit scoring efforts from three different players to beat Princeton 63-55 on Friday afternoon.  Manhattan improved to 5-4, while Princeton dropped to 6-5.

Junior Mary Kacic (Howard Beach, NY) scored 13 of her career-high 22 points in the first half on 5-5 shooting including a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc.  Kacic accounted for 10 of the Lady Jaspers’ first 14 points as Manhattan jumped out to an 18-point lead with five minutes remaining in the first half.  The Lady Jaspers led 38-22 at the break.

Princeton stormed out of the locker room, steadily chipping away at the Lady J’s lead.  Down by 12 points with 8:08 left to play, Princeton’s Allison Cahill led the Tigers on a 15-9 run to cut the lead to six with just one minute remaining in the game.  Christine Bach (Floral Park, NY) went 4-6 from the line in the last minute to ice the game for Manhattan.

Sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England) finished with her eighth double-double in nine games with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Kacic finished with 22 points going 8-11 from the floor and 4-6 from behind the arc.  Senior Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) chipped in ten points, four rebounds and two assists.

Manhattan returns to action on Sunday when they travel to George Mason for a 2:00 PM game.


December 27, 2001


Manhattan Advances to Championship Game of Holiday Festival

NEW YORK, NY – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) and senior Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) combined for 40 points to lead the Manhattan Jaspers to an 82-72 victory over Fordham University in the first round of the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival presented by Foot Locker Thursday evening.

With the win, the Jaspers improve to 8-1 and advance to the championship game of the Holiday Festival, where they will take on a familiar rival, defending MAAC champion Iona, at 8:30 PM at MSG. Fordham falls to 4-5.

The Rams jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the opening minutes, but Green drained a three-pointer and hit a driving layup to give Manhattan its first points of the game. Later in the half, the Jaspers rallied to tie the game at 15-15 on a three-pointer by junior Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY). Manhattan would lead by as many as nine in the half, and took a 36-30 lead into the lockerroom. Green led all scorers with 14 points in the first 20 minutes.

Fordham also got off to a fast start in the second half, cutting the Jasper lead to two at the 16:37 mark on a jumper by Michael Haynes. Then, a three-pointer from William “Smush” Parker and a driving layup by Mark Jarrell-Wright gave the Rams their first lead (45-44) since midway through the first half.

Manhattan regained the lead on a three-pointer by sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC). Green then picked off one of his school-record tying eight steals on Fordham’s next possession and found senior Noah Coughlin (Middleboro, MA) on the perimeter. Coughlin’s shot from behind the arc was offline, but Holmes was there for the rebound and the putback to put the Jaspers up four (57-53). Flores then found his stroke at the 7:41 mark, scoring Manhattan’s next six points in a row to widen the gap to seven (65-58).

Solid foul shooting would prove to be the key for the Jaspers down the stretch, as Manhattan hit 13-of-19 from the line in the final four minutes to keep the Rams at bay.

Flores led all scorers with 21 points, marking the fourth time this season that he has scored 20+ points. Green finished with 19 points and eight steals, tying a school record held by Steve Boyle (1985-86, 87-88). Holmes contributed 14 points and eight rebounds, while Jackette tallied 10 points and three steals.

The Jaspers have now won eight games in a row, tying a streak set in 1994-95. Manhattan improved to 5-0 at Madison Square Garden under Head Coach Bobby Gonzalez, and will be seeking their first Holiday Festival title since 1973.


December 26, 2001


EDISON, NJ – Sophomore center Jason Benton (New Haven, CT/Wilbur Cross) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending December 23, conference officials announced Monday.

Benton contributed four points, two rebounds and two steals in just 14 minutes of action in the Jaspers’ 74-67 victory over Hofstra on December 21. A starter in seven of Manhattan’s eight games, Benton is sixth on the team in scoring, averaging 6.5 points per game, and is second in rebounding with 4.5 boards per game.

Manhattan (7-1, 1-0) will be looking for its eighth win in a row when they take on Fordham on December 27 at 6:30 PM in the first round of the ECAC Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.



Copyright 2001 Newsday, Inc.
Newsday (New York, NY)
December 31, 2001 Monday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: LOCAL COLLEGES; Paul Leads CSI Over Rensselaer

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Women's Basketball

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Manhattan College 44, George Mason 41: Eve Walters scored 15 points to lead Manhattan (6-4).

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Copyright 2001 The Hartford Courant Company
December 30, 2001 Sunday, 1N/5/6/7 SPORTS FINAL

Owen Canfield is a former sports editor and full-time columnist at The Courant. His column appears monthly.

The committee working for the establishment of a Hartford Public High athletic hall of fame needs a bit of help, according to one of its most illustrious members, Lindy Remigino. The 1952 Olympic gold medalist is working diligently on the project.

"The alumni and the staff at the school have been very supportive," Remigino said. He is also getting key contributions and help from Lou Bazzano, former coach and athletic director at Hartford, and Don Clerkin, retired Hartford Times sports writer and Central Connecticut State University sports information director. Bazzano and Clerkin bring many decades of experience and inside knowledge to the table. "We all believe Hartford High is one of the great high schools in the state, in the country. And certainly it has a terrific athletic past," Remigino said. "We're long overdue for this, I believe. Other schools have their halls of fame and we feel Hartford High, 363 years old and the oldest one of all, should honor its student athletes in this way.

"Our needs? Well, we'll be needing some money for plaques and things like that, and we need people to come forward with names of possible candidates for the hall. We need people to be interested."

They will be, I'll bet. The committee is giving itself a year to get the arrangements made. People with suggestions, information or questions can e-mail Lindy at He mentioned Dec. 14, 2002, as the tentative date for the hall of fame opening. At the first induction, Remigino sees 12 to 15 past Owl stars going in.

Remigino has coached track at his beloved Hartford High since 1956, produced scores of champions and championship teams and influenced hundreds (thousands?) of young people in a positive way. Now 70, he still coaches outdoor track and runs two major meets for the school.

It is always a treat to speak with Remigino, whose Olympic triumph at Helsinki in1952 has been told and retold endlessly but seems never to get old.

This conversation was not about that, but the impulse to ask him to remember was irresistible.

He spoke of training under the great Larry Amann at HPHS and George T. Eastment, his coach at Manhattan College; of winning the 60-yard dash at the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden and finally the 100-meter gold at Helsinki.

Ah, the thrill of it. "Tears in my eyes, receiving that medal," he said. "And realizing that it is not just for your country but for yourself and your neighborhood."

U.S. athletes who were his Olympic teammates will get together to celebrate the 50th anniversary at New York's Waldorf-Astoria on March 26 and 27.

"There will be 200 swimming and track and field athletes there," Lindy said. "Bob Mathias, Harrison Dillard and Rev. Bob Richards will be among them. You know them."

Yes, we know them and we know Lindy.

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2001 Daily Press, Inc.
Daily Press
December 28, 2001 Friday Final EDITION

The Warwick High School gymnasium was warm and fuzzy Thursday night. That wasn't because it was packed with fans, anxious to see the outcome of the Junius Kellogg Basketball Classic, but because of the love shared between the four teams involved: the Raiders and their three competitors from New York.

Warwick coach Ben Moore had long desired a chance to play his alma mater, Jamaica High of Queens, N.Y. He originally had hoped to take the Raiders on a road trip there during the Christmas holidays. Then came the tragedies of Sept. 11, and the plan was restructured so that Jamaica would come to Newport News, along with two other New York-area teams, Campus Magnet and Walton.

The plans further changed when Moore underwent heart surgery Dec. 13, thus keeping him temporarily away from the game he loves. Thursday night, he lay in a Riverside Hospital bed as his vision of merging past with present came to life.

"I talked to him on the phone," Raiders forward Colin Hunt said. "He told me to be a good captain and keep the team in order. He hopes to get back soon."

As Moore recovered, his friends from New York and Virginia rallied around him. The connections between the two states are plentiful.

Moore and his brother, Rodney, a Warwick assistant, are natives of Queens, N.Y. Longtime family friend Cecil Watkins, who still resides in New York, helped coordinate the event. Watkins is president of Pro-Am, a national community service organization started by the NBA, and was also a friend of Kellogg, whom the tournament honors.

When Moore began laying the foundation for the event, he had little trouble getting those who knew him involved. The three teams, which all play in different districts in New York, traveled together on one charter bus.

"He's like my son," Watkins said of Moore. "I was the best man at his father's wedding, so this was a special treat to come down here and help develop this."

Campus Magnet coach Chuck Granby was born in Norfolk, where he still has family. Like Watkins, Granby is an old friend of the Moore family.

"I've known him since he was a teenager," said Granby, who has coached at Campus for 33 years, compiling 536 wins.

Taking a trip outside the state is nothing new for Granby, who does so at least once a year. This time, Campus traveled to play teams in their own back yard.

"It's different because we see them every day but don't play them," Campus' Andrew Gordon said of Jamaica.

(In Thursday's play, Jamaica beat Walton 59-51 and Warwick defeated Campus 76-62.)

The two-day tournament concludes this afternoon at Warwick, with the consolation game at noon and the title game -- Warwick vs. Jamaica -- at 1:45.

"It's a blessing that these high-powered basketball people can bring a little New York flavor down here," Rodney Moore said. "Speaking for my brother, the object (for his players) is always to get better and to play against different competition."

The third annual tournament is a memorial to Kellogg, who died in 1998. A native of Portsmouth, Kellogg graduated from Norcom High School and was the first African-American athlete to play for Manhattan College. He later toured the country as a Harlem Globetrotter before losing the use of his legs in a car accident and becoming a Hall of Fame coach in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Proceeds from the two-day tournament will go to the Junius Kellogg Foundation.

In Moore's absence, the Raiders are being led by assistant Chase Bibbs.

"Coach Moore had me prepared," Bibbs said. "It was nothing to step in. The kids are relating to me and we talk about him. We're doing all right."

"Ben's doing well," Rodney said. "He went through triple-bypass and he should have more energy than a 15- year-old when he gets back. He wishes he could be here, but he knows he needs to take it easy."

Jennifer Garvin may be reached at 247-4759 or by e-mail at

THURSDAY'S GAMES. Jamaica beat Walton 59-51 and Warwick defeated Campus 76-62.

Warwick's second-quarter pressure defense broke open a tight game. TonTon Balenga led the Raiders with 26 points, while Colin Hunt and Patrick Glenn scored 16 and 14, respectively. Andrew Gordon led Campus with 26.

In the first game, Jamaica beat Walton 59-51. Tito Melbourne led Jamaica with 14 points. Tendai Makarichi scored a game-high 19 for Walton.

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Copyright 2001 The San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego Union-Tribune
December 26, 2001, Wednesday
HEADLINE: Bulletin Board

 [] VOLLEYBALL: Manhattan College junior Amy O'Dorisio (USDHS) has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year. O'Dorisio and teammate Bridgett Geddes (Escondido High) were named to the All-MAAC first team.

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[Email 1]

From: Mark Boland ()
To: Ed Plumeau (1952 A)
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 00:41:58 +0800
Subject: Re: Resume


Many thanks for your advice about the possibility of Shell in London, I will certainly follow up on it.  If you have any contacts or further information for me I would be grateful and could phone you at your convenience.

Many regards and Happy New Years,

Mark Boland



[Email 2]

From: Vasiladiotis, William L
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-12-30 (from home)
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 09:26:08 -0500

With reference to the Mike Colavita e-mail (#12), no address was shown. Can you please provide. Thanks,

Bill Vasiladiotis


To: Vasiladiotis, William L
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-12-30 (from home)

Hi Bill,

You haven't been reading your "boilerplate". (I pruned the two specific sections below) Don't worry it was as painful from me to write it as it is for you to read it.

To prevent SPAM and to assure every participant's privacy, I don't release any information about participants directly. So, by BCC on this message, Jasper Colavita now has your email address. The ball is in his court to complete the connection process. I've tagged the message with "Return Receipt Requested" so I know when it gets thru. But under the terms that I solicited everyone to take Jottings, this is as much as I morally can do.

Please let me know if the connection takes since this is one of the primary reasons I do this.



From: Vasiladiotis, William L
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-12-30 (from home)
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 15:59:04 -0500


Connection made. Thanks again for your help on this.

Bill Vasiladiotis



[Email 3]

From: Liz Velasquez
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2000-12-23 (from home)
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 11:31:44 -0500

I read the Jottings from start to finish, I find them very informative. I am still wondering how you find some of the information you do. I also wanted to let you know that Thomas Ryan (mentioned in the Zaplet, Inc press release) is MC class of ’85.

[JR: Thanks for the compliment and the update.]



[Email 4]

From: Raymond Rush
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-12-30 (from home)
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 09:16:02 -0500

You've been reaching me at <privacy invoked>. I'm retiring tomorrow, and I'd appreciate it if you'd change my e-mail address to <privacy invoked>.

Thank you,
Ray Rush

[JR: Done. Congrats. Now it’s time for you.]



[Email 5]

Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 01:11:16 -0500
From: Robert Helm
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2001-12-30 (from home)

Good Evening, John:

1.       I will start this at 11:52 pm. I will probably end it on Saturday morning. So…

2.       I wonder if any reader will pick up on my comments. My remark about engineers was based upon the fact that when I returned from the War, I tried to be an Engineer but after one term gave it up. While I was an Engineering student, I had Paul Cortisos (sp?) for English and several of my Engineering classmates asked him why they had to study English as they were going to be engineers. Paul’s answer was that even IRT engineers had to know how to read and write. The children were neither amused by his answer nor by the uproarious laughter of the veterans in the class.

3.      Seriously, did you have any History classes in MC, who taught them and what did they cover? Unless you went to Grammar School in the thirties and were taught History, Geography and Civics, you were taught Social Studies which may make you feel good but didn’t teach you History or Civics. I used to get into all kinds of trouble when I taught regular Elementary School for skimping on the feel good, touchy feely Course of Study and teaching real American History…names, dates, places and heroes. I even taught Black History before it was a “Week” or a “Month” or even considered useful to the “Professional Negroes”  who currently infect our country and interfere with our political process, our foreign policy and even, so help me, attempt to influence who should coach at Notre Dame!

4.      I have been rereading some of my Middle Eastern books…they are not books that are current but they are quite informative…all of this mess on 9-11 could have been foreseen and countered long ago. I shall go into this at another time.

5.      I just want to ask one question. How can anyone vote Democratic after September 11th 2001? They are responsible for much of our problems by inaction, ignorance or, in some cases, arrogance. How can that be, you ask? Carter paid attention to someone who told him that the Shiite Imam who had been exiled to Paris was a “saint” and so he engineered – sorry – the overthrow of the Shah, R. Pavlevi and lost an Embassy. Then he or his idiot SecState interfered with the Op Order setting up the rescue attempt  which caused it to fail. Then that person from Ark. spent 8 years telling us that he was “gonna get” OBL and the other terrorists but accomplished nothing except to bomb Orthodox Catholics while protecting Albanian Muslims and let other types drag our dead troops around the streets of some jerk-water “East Overshoe” where they did not belong! The other party also bears some blame…no one went after the terrorist who murdered that sailor and threw his body off the airplane when the TWA flight was hijacked…no one went after the thing who pushed the wheel-chair overboard during the ‘Acile Lauro’ (sp?) incident when his Italian jailors let him “go home for the weekend”…no one turned Teheran and Qum (sp?) into electric grapes after our people were home safe…no one obliterated Yemen after the USS Cole was attacked…I think you get the point. That is why during my Intelligence Career, I eschewed the Middle East. I didn’t want my narrow escape from a murder attempt in Post Said to influence my judgment.

6.      Enough of my lecture for this week. I do get involved. God Bless. FNS sends

Robert A. Helm

[JR: The world is a dangerous place. And, our stupidity, naiveté, dumb politicians, and a general “stick our nose in other people’s business” attitude, just accentuates the danger.]



[Email 6]

From: Debbie (Ahlgrim) Scotto
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 06:48:26 -0500

Dear John,

Please change my e-mail address from <privacy invoked> to <privacy invoked>.

Keep up the good work.  I don't always agree with you, but life would be boring if we all agreed all the time!

Debbie (Ahlgrim) Scotto, class of '79

[JR:  Done. You mean we agree some of the time? That’s fantastic.]



[Email 7]

From: Eileen Sellinger
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 11:07:07 -0500

I have changed email addresses, could you forward Jasper Jottings to this address instead.

Thank You and Happy New Year!!

Eileen Sellinger (90)

[JR: Done]



[Email 8]

Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 22:52:16 -0600
From: John Haugh
Subject: Dr. George Sheehan


Dr. Sheehan was a Manhattan College graduate in 1940 or there abouts. When I visited the college in November 1993, I saw a tribute to him at the gymnasium trophy case. He had recently passed away and the events of his life were recorded by the newspapers of New York City.

I ran in the New York City Marathon in 1993 at the age of 66.I would not have been able to do this without the inspiration of his philosophy on running and living.

I will never forget the event or the memory of this wonderful man.

John J.Haugh  BS. 1953

[JR: All that anyone could ask is to inspire those that come after as a way of paying back the people who went ahead of us.]



[Email 9]

Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 12:51:12 -0600
From: Dennis O'Neill
Subject: Please Unsubscribe

Please delete me from your Jasper Jottings list.

Dennis O'Neill

[JR: Done]





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"Echelon has the ability to intercept, record and analyze massive amounts of electronic data, including virtually all e-mail transmitted around the world. " Quoted from "Nathan Hale", the pseudonym of a retired military intelligence officer, who writes for WorldNetDaily.

Now while I doubt that any of our readers are involved in foreign espionage, if you are please stop reading. For the rest of us, we need to take care what we put in our email. Since it appears that our government is reading every email send over the inet, and we know based on several court cases that employers do also, it seems prudent at this time of the year to remind the readership that what you send and receive "ain't private". There is a good Earthlink commercial where some dumb white 30-something yuppie walks down the street where everybody repeats topics from his email (i.e., buying something; lovelife, new job). While most of us don't care about most of what we write, (i.e., anyone who wants to read jottings can since there is nothing intrinsically valuable there like email addresses except for the very valuable pithy ramblings of the collector in chief), there is a BIG warning here. For those who use something to attach to the inet other than what they pay for, be careful. Don't look for a job using your employer’s email, they may know about your search before you'd care them too. Don't assume that just using web-based email over their inet link is secure from your perspective. Don't assume that just because nothing happens that nothing is being done. I know first hand that some employers have aggressive data collection and outside analysis on their inet traffic unbeknownst to their IT professionals. Anyone who tells you that it can't happen, ask them when they traced the physical routes of their data circuits. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Besides, using other's resources for your personal business is probably immoral, unethical, and all that stuff we learned at the College.

And that’s the last word.