Sunday 03 Febuary 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 996 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget: … … 

Saturday 09 Feb 02 – Washington Tour
             call Elizabeth Nesbitt ’81 202-205-3355

Unknown Day Feb 02 – Pizza Party Buffalo
             call John Crawford ’55 716-632-1570

Saturday 23 Feb 02 – Alumni Career Services
             call Joe Dillon 718-862-7977

Sunday 24 February @ 12:30 – Georgia Brunch
             call Bob Fink 770-431—7070

Friday 01 Mar 02 – MAAC Basketball Tournament – Albany NY
              Details to follow based on playoff schedule

Monday, April 08 - Dennis Moroney Memorial Golf Outing & Dinner
            RSVP by Mar 1 c/o who will forward to the Cavanaughs


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Here comes the news after this comment.

"The California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 last Thursday that police in the state may search cars if a driver fails to produce a license or registration, regardless of whether the officer has a warrant."

If this is true, regardless of the Fourth Amendment, then we have truly turned yet another corner. People sneer when we libertarians say we are losing our freedoms one by one, a slice at a time. We are becoming less free with every uncontested action by the various levels of government.

When will the people say, "Enough!"?

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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Copyright 2002 PR Newswire Association, Inc.  
PR Newswire
January 29, 2002, Tuesday
HEADLINE: United States Attorney Announces the Creation of a New Unit and New Hires

United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan announced today three personnel appointments. 

    On Tuesday, January 22, 2002, Judge James J. McGovern assumed the position of Assistant U.S. Attorney and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Attorney.  Prior to his appointment by the U.S. Attorney Mr. McGovern had been working as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts trial court since 1999 when he was appointed by former Governor Paul Cellucci.  Prior to serving on the bench, Mr. McGovern worked in private practice at different times with the following law firms: Lubin & Meyer; the Law Office of Joseph G. Abromovitz, Malloy & Sullivan; and the Law Office of McGovern & Sullivan.  While in private practice, Mr. McGovern focused primarily in the area of civil litigation, including medical negligence and product liability, handling a number of complex cases in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Mr. McGovern is a graduate of Manhattan College and Suffolk University Law School.  Mr. McGovern will be assigned to both the Civil Division and the Health Care Fraud Unit and will also serve as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Attorney on certain legal and policy issues. 

    "Judge McGovern is well versed in all aspects of civil and criminal jury trials," said U.S. Attorney Sullivan. "His vast experience and abilities will prove to be invaluable to this office." 

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SOURCE U.S. Attorney

CONTACT: Samantha Martin of the U.S. Attorney's Office, +1-617-748-3139

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Copyright 2002 Globe Newspaper Company  
The Boston Globe
January 28, 2002, Monday ,THIRD EDITION

Dr. Norman G. Pare of Hampton Falls, N.H., an obstetrician and gynecologist and retired Air Force colonel, died Saturday at Exeter Hospital. He was 68.

Born in Manchester, Dr. Pare graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Manchester.    He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Manhattan College in New York City in 1955.

Following his undergraduate work, Dr. Pare attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine, earning his medical degree in 1959.

Dr. Pare served his internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., in 1959 and 1960. He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the former Chelsea Naval Hospital for three years, finishing in 1965.

He had a private practice for more than 20 years at Beverly Hospital.

In 1982, he joined the Air Force and served until his retirement in 1996, when he was chief of staff at the hospital at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

In the early 1990s, Dr. Pare served in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm for five years and was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Training Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, and Outstanding Unit Award.

He was stationed and lived in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for several years. He resided in Topsfield, Mass. before moving to Hampton Falls in 1995.

He was a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, communicant of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Hampton and St. Mary's Church in Fort Walton Beach.

Dr. Pare leaves his wife, Margaret (Griffin); two sons, Norman G. of Georgetown, Mass., and Matthew J. of Fort Walton Beach; a daughter, Michelle O'Brien of Hampton Falls; a sister, Lorraine Doucet of Manchester; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Hampton tomorrow at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hampton Falls.

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Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 06:43:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Meg Curley
Subject: Reume


Enclosed is my revamped resume. I am still looking for work...

Meghan Curley '98


Meghan E. Curley
275 West 238th Street, Apt. 6E
Bronx, NY 10463


July,1999- December, 2001 Associate, Changing Our World, Inc. New York, NY

Assisted and prepared the CFO with various accounting duties.
Completed bank deposits and transactions up to $50,000.
Attended monthly meetings and various seminars and conferences.
Introduced new clientele to the company that brought in business.
Organized travel arrangements .
Implemented the direct mail program for one of our clientele.
Ordered and maintained general use of office supplies for an office of 50.
Invoiced clients on a monthly basis for fees and expenses.

August,1998-June, 1999 Direct Care/ Day care worker, Marywood (VESS) Austin, TX

Implemented security checks every night on clientele.
Administered medications to clients.
Typed ten pages of clientele notes daily.

May,1997-June,1998 Office Assistant, Manhattan College Office of Residence Life Riverdale, NY

Typed letters, memos and agreement forms.
Assisted in the disbursement of security deposits to students.
Acted as a liaison between faculty and students.
Monitored the expenditures of Resident Assistant staff.


August 1993-May 1998 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
B.A., Elementary Education and English.
Minor in Religious Studies

Quadrangle Newspaper-Senior Staff Writer 1997-1998
International Student Association 1994-1998
ISA Secretary 1994-1995
Manhattan College Singers 1994-1998
Manhattan College Players 1994-1998
Campus Ministry 1994-1998


Proficiency skills in Word, Excel , PowerPoint, Internet, and search engines.
Type 50-60 WPM.
Skilled in using the Internet.
Knowledge of Foundation Center Programs.






February 3, 2002
Two Lady Jaspers Put Up Career Numbers in Win

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team beat Rider University 56-48 in a tight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference battle Sunday afternoon at Alumni Gym.  Manhattan improves to 13-9, 8-5 MAAC, while Rider drops to 6-15, 5-7 MAAC. Manhattan trailed 4-1 until the 13:45 mark when Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) converted on one of Siobhan Kilkenny’s (Castlebar, Ireland) career-high eight assists.  Rosalee Mason (London, England) hit a put-back with 12:57 on the clock and gave Manhattan the lead.  The Lady J’s would not trail again as Manhattan went on a 6-0 run to end the half, and headed to the locker room with a 24-16 lead.

Mason had eight points and ten rebounds at the break, while Tanya Cross led Rider with nine points.

Mason started the second half with a lay-up, but Rider answered with a 9-2 run to cut the Lady J’s lead to three at the 15:55 mark.  Just as Rider cut the lead to one  (36-35) with just over ten minutes to play, Manhattan went on a 5-0 run to go back up by six.  Manhattan had a seven-point edge with less than three minutes left, but Rider scored five unanswered points including a bucket and a foul shot by Becky Hower to trail 48-50 with 1:35 on the clock.  Manhattan made 6-of-8 free throws down the stretch to ice the game.

Mason led all scorers with 17 points and a new career-high 19 rebounds, while Kilkenny chipped in seven points along with her career-high eight assists and 12 rebounds.  Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) also finished in double-digits with 12 points in 25 minutes.  Elana Greene (Brooklyn, NY) came off the bench to score eight points in 15 minutes of action.

Manhattan faces first-place Siena for a 3:00 PM game next Saturday, February 9.


February 2, 2002
Flores Leads All Scorers With 25 Points

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Senior Willie Haynes’ (Rochester, NY) deflected a pass to teammate Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) who set up Haynes for the game-winning dunk as the Manhattan Jaspers earned a 73-70 victory over the Fairfield Stags Saturday afternoon in a MAAC game at the Bridgeport Arena.

Manhattan, which has won three of the last four contests, improves to 16-4 overall and 8-3 in the MAAC, putting them in a three-way tie for first place in the conference with Marist and Rider. Fairfield falls to 6-13 overall and 5-7 in the conference.

The Jaspers led for most of the second half and extended the margin to as many as 10 with under five minutes to play. But Fairfield inched back into it and closed to within four on four free throws by Kudjo Sogadzi and Ajou Deng. Trying to preserve the slim four-point lead (70-66) with two and a half minutes remaining in the game, the Jaspers tried to burn the clock. However Sogadzi picked the pocket of Manhattan’s Luis Flores (New York, NY) and took it all the way to the basket for an easy layup to make it a two-point game with 2:04 to play. A runner in the lane by junior Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) was off the mark, and Oscar Garcia came down with the rebound for Fairfield. He was fouled immediately by Johnson and went to the line for two shots. Garcia missed the first and made the second to trim the lead to just one. Manhattan worked the ball around the perimeter but could not find an open man, and ended up spending its final timeout with 18 seconds left on the shot clock to try and set the offense. 

Junior Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) inbounded the ball to Green who had it stolen away by Tyquawn Goode. Goode fed Sogadzi under the basket but his layup was no good. Green came down with the rebound but Goode again picked his pocket and got the ball to Garcia who was fouled by Johnson. This time Garcia made the first free throw to tie the game at 70-70 but his second attempt, which would have given the Stags the lead, was no good and Jackette hauled in the rebound. Flores then dribbled the ball off his foot at midcourt, and the ball scooted down towards the Fairfield baseline. Flores hustled after the ball and saved it from going out of bounds, but was called for a backcourt violation. 

So Fairfield regained possession under its own basket with 27 seconds remaining, and used its final timeout to set up the game-winning shot. After the Stags inbounded the ball, Haynes was able to deflect an errant pass to Green who got the ball back ahead to Haynes for a two-handed slam. The Stags tried to push the ball up the floor, but Flores forced Nick Delfico into a backcourt violation, giving the ball back to Manhattan. Fairfield fouled immediately, sending senior Noah Coughlin (Middleboro, MA) to the line for two shots. Coughlin made one of two with 2.1 ticks on the clock, and Fairfield was unable to get another shot off.

Flores led all scorers with 25 points, including 11-12 from the line. Haynes came off the bench for a season-high 11 points on 4-5 shooting. Sophomore Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) also had a solid performance with a career-high 16 points and three steals. Deng paced Fairfield with 24 points and a game-high nine rebounds. 

The Jaspers return to action on Tuesday February 5 when they host Siena at 7:00 PM in Draddy Gym.


February 1, 2002

RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College track & field juniors Jacob Freeman (Providence, RI) and Mike Pellet (Croton, NY) both competed in the Weights this afternoon in the Millrose Games held at Draddy Gymnasium.

Freeman placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 22.20m. This was an improvement from last year’s performance when he placed third with a throw of 20.79m.

Pellet threw a personal best in the shot put and placed third with a mark of 16.04m.

The Jaspers will continue action on Saturday and Sunday in the Metropolitan Indoor Championships.  The weight throw and pentathlon events will take place tomorrow at Draddy Gymnasium beginning at 11am. All other events and races will take place on Sunday at the New York City Armory beginning at 3pm.


February 1, 2002
Mason Leads All Scorers With 22 Points

RIVERDALE, NY – Despite a game-high 22 points from sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England), the Manhattan Lady Jaspers fell short as the visiting St. Peter’s Peahens hung on for a 62-59 MAAC victory Friday night at Draddy Gym.

Manhattan falls to 12-9 overall and 7-5 in the MAAC, while St. Peter’s improves to 17-4 and 10-2 in the MAAC.

Manhattan jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game as four different players scored. St. Peter’s got on the board at the 16:00 mark on a three-pointer by Felicia Harris. The Peahens rallied to tie the game (13-13) and then took their first lead of the game (15-13) on back-to-back layups by Tyiana Sears with 10:15 to go in the first half. The lead would change hands five more times before halftime but Tiffany Schettig’s (Altoona, PA) free throw as time expired was the difference at the break, as Manhattan led 29-28.

The second half was a see-saw battle with five ties and four lead changes. With the score knotted at 32-32, Manhattan scored six unanswered points to go up 38-32, their largest lead of the half, at the 15:58 mark. But St. Peter’s quickly countered with a 14-2 run to assume a 46-40 lead at the 11:06 mark. The Peahens led by as many as nine in the game but the Jaspers wouldn’t go away. Manhattan rallied to tie the game at 53-53 on a three-pointer by Schettig and a layup by Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY).

Just as the Peahens began to pull away again, Siobahn Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) stole the ball on the inbounds pass and went up for the score to cut the lead to two with 2:33 left. Then Walters grabbed a rebound off a St. Peter’s miss and dished to Kilkenny who tied the game at 59-59 with 1:49 left. Walters fouled Layla Willis at the other end, sending her to the line for two shots. Willis missed the first but made the second to put the Peahens up by one. Sears deflected a bad pass by the Lady J’s, which resulted in a fast-break basket by Willis to extend the lead to three. After a timeout, Schettig’s three-point attempt was off the mark and Walters had a shot blocked as St. Peter’s escaped with the win.

Mason led all scorers with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Walters tallied 13 and Kilkenny finished with 12.

Manhattan, which remains in third place in the conference, travels to Rider on Sunday for a 1:00 PM MAAC contest.


February 1, 2002

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – According to the United States of America Triathlon’s 2001 rankings that were released Wednesday, Manhattan College’s track and field athlete, Joseph Van Dyke (Millington, NJ) was ranked 11th in the USA men’s 18 to 19 age group.  He totaled 86.0967 points.

To be ranked, an athlete must be an annual member of USA Triathlon and compete in three USAT-sanctioned triathlons or three USAT-sanctioned duathlons.  If an athlete competes in more than three sanctioned events, the best three results are chosen.

In 2000, Van Dyke ranked in 24th place with 75.4552 points.

“The first year I competed I almost drowned”, said Van Dyke. “Then four months later I made it to nationals. My goal is to compete in The Iron Man held in Hawaii. This summer I will increase my training to a higher level to qualify.”

In order to qualify for the Iron Man competition in the triathlon he must be able to swim 2.4 miles, bike ride 112 miles, and run a 26.2 mile marathon.


January 31, 2002

EDISON, NJ - The Manhattan College men's track and field team leads the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference weekly top ten list in 13 of 16 events. This is the most the team has led this indoor season. Members of the women's team are also leading in 10 of the 16 events.

Men's Top Leaders:

55m Dash Magnus Ahlen (Karlstad, Sweden) 6.3 Fordham 12-14-01
Mile Run Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) 4:15.4 Manhattan Inv. 1-12-02
400m Eddie Potter (Monroe, NJ)  48.19  Princeton Inv. 1-26-02
800m Gavin Cosgrove, (Kingston, Ontario)  1:55.59  Fordham Inv. 1-18-02
200m Eddie Potter (Monroe, NJ) 21.92 Princeton Inv. 1-26-02
DMR Manhattan 10:05.17 Princeton Inv. 1-26-02
1600 Relay Manhattan  3:17.03 Princeton Inv. 1-26-02
Weight Jacob Freeman (Providence,RI) 73'6" (22.40)  Fordham Inv. 1-18-02
Shot Put  Mike Pellet (Croton, NY) 52'6 (16.00)  Fordham Inv. 1-18-02
Pole Vault  Nils Petterson (Karlstad, Sweden)  14'7 ¼" (4.45)  Princeton Inv. 1-26-02
Triple Jump  Erik Rokeach (Middletown, NY) 48' Manhattan Inv. 1-12-02
Long Jump  Magnus Ahlen (Carlstad, Sweden) 23'10''  Manhattan Inv. 1-12-02
High Jump  Ranje Svenssohn (Carlstad, Sweden)  6'6 ¾'' (2.00)  Princeton Inv. 12-7-01
Women's Top Leaders:
55m H Stefani Allen (Levittown, PA) 8.36 Princeton Inv. 12-7-01
55m Dash  Samantha Griffin (Jersey City, NJ)  7.1  Fordham 12-14-01
Mile Run Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY)  4:57.18 Manhattan Inv. 1-12-02
200m  Stefani Allen (Levittown, PA)  24.62  Fordham Inv. 1-18-02
3000m Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY) 10:04.88  Fordham Inv. 1-18-02
DMR Manhattan  12:00.89  Princeton Inv. 1-26-02
Weight  Lauren Primerano (Trenton, NJ)  43'7 ¾''  Princeton Inv. 12-7-01
Shot Put  Karin Larsson (Garphyttan, Sweden) 42'11 ¾'' (13.10)  Manhattan 12-1-01
Triple Jump  Michanne Campbell ( Mt Vernon,NY)  37'3 ½"(11.38)  Fordham Inv. 1-18-02
High Jump  Julie Wozniak (Jackson, NJ) 5'3''  Princeton Inv. 12-7-01


January 30, 2002
Flores Pours In Career-High 33 Points in Victory

RIVERDALE, NY – Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Manhattan Jaspers to a 96-87 victory over the visiting St. Peter’s Peacocks in a MAAC Conference game Wednesday evening in Draddy Gym.

Manhattan improves to 15-4 overall and 7-3 in the MAAC, while St. Peter’s falls to 2-16 and 1-9 in the conference. The Jaspers are now 8-1 at home this season, and eclipsed their win total from a year ago. The 15 wins are also the most by a Manhattan team since 1995-96 (17). With the win, the Jaspers completed the regular season sweep of the Peacocks for the third straight year.

Trailing 6-5 early in the first half, Manhattan put together a 16-6 run over a span of four minutes to take a 21-12 lead at the 14:38 mark. Manhattan would hold the lead for the remainder of the half, though the Peacocks wouldn’t go away and pulled to within three (39-36) at the 4:27 mark. Manhattan led 47-41 at the break.

The Jaspers extended their lead to 13 (56-43) before the Peacocks made their move. St. Peter’s Nate Brown hit a pair of three-pointers as part of a 12-2 run to cut the deficit back to three (58-55) with 12:28 remaining. Manhattan responded with an 11-0 run, holding the Peacocks scoreless for close to four minutes to push the lead back to double figures (69-55).

Manhattan, which led by as many as 19 with under five minutes to go, held off the Peacocks with solid free-throw shooting in the second half. Despite the loss of point guard Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) and junior Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY), who both fouled out in the second half, Manhattan hit 13-16 free throws in the final four minutes to ice the game.

Flores, who went 8-14 from the floor and a perfect 14-14 from the foul line, is the first Jasper to reach the 30-point plateau this season. Sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) tallied his sixth double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, while freshman Charus Moore (Boston, MA) came off the bench to contribute 10 points, his second consecutive double-digit scoring effort. St. Peter’s had five players in double figures, led by Regis Devonish’s 22 points off the bench.

Manhattan is now tied with Rider for second place in the MAAC, both with 7-3 records. Marist topped Loyola earlier this evening to assume sole possession of first place at 8-3. The Jaspers return to action on Saturday, February 2 when they travel to Fairfield for a 4:00 MAAC contest.


January 29, 2002
Lady Jaspers Remain in Third Place in MAAC

BALTIMORE, MD - Sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England) scored a team-high 15 points and hit a pair of clutch free throws down the stretch as the Manhattan College women's basketball team defeated the Loyola College Greyhounds 53-50 in Reitz Arena Tuesday evening.

With the win, the Lady Jaspers improve to 12-8 overall and 7-4 in the conference, while the Greyhounds drop to 8-11 and 2-8 in the MAAC. The win was the first for the Lady J's in Baltimore in four years, and solidifies their claim to third place in the league standings.

Manhattan led by as many as 13 in the second half, but the Greyhounds rallied to tie the score at 49-49 in the final minute. But senior Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) converted a layup and Mason hit a pair of free throws to secure the victory for the Lady J's. Mason led Manhattan with 15 points and five rebounds, while Walters added 13 points and four rebounds.

The Lady Jaspers return to action on Friday, February 1 when they host MAAC rival St. Peter's at 7:00 PM in Draddy Gym.


January 27, 2002
Allen, Potter Qualify for the ECAC/IC4A

NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan College men’s and women’s track and field teams performed well at the Princeton Five Team Invitational held at the Armory in New York City on Saturday evening.

Junior Stefani Allen (Levittown, PA) won the 55m dash with a time of 7.18 seconds to qualify for the ECAC Championships in March, while freshman Samantha Griffin (Jersey City, NJ) placed second with a dash of 7.25 seconds. Griffin also placed third in the 200m with a time of 25.90. Michanne Campbell (Mount Vernon, NY) jumped to first place in the Triple Jump with a leap of 11.19m and placed fourth in the 400m with a time of 1:00.62. The women’s distance medley team captured first with a time of 12:00.89.

In the men’s competitions, Eddie Potter (Monroe, NJ) captured first place in the 200m with a dash of 21.92. Potter also won the 400m with a time of 48.19 to qualify for the IC4A Championships. Erik Rokeach (Middletown, NY) won the triple jump with a mark of 14.57m. Jacob Freeman (Providence, RI) won the weight throw with a mark of 21.37m. The men’s 4x400 ran to a first place finish with a time of 3:17.13. Andres Cordero (Little Falls, NJ) ran a personal best in the lead off leg of the distance medley for a fourth place team finish of 10:05.17.

The Jaspers will return to action Friday, February 1st at the Millrose Games held at Draddy Gymnasium at 12pm and Madison Square Garden at 6pm. They will also compete in the Metropolitan Championships on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1pm.


January 27, 2002
Donnette Reed Scores a Career-High 24 Points to Lead All Scorers

RIVERDALE, NY – Despite double-digit scoring from four different players, the Manhattan College women’s basketball team lost to Canisius 101-83 on Sunday afternoon.

Canisius took a 5-2 lead at the 18:34 mark in the first half and never trailed again. After Canisius went up by double-digits (33-23/7:33), Manhattan cut the Griffs’ lead to four on six straight points by Rosalee Mason (London, England), Donnette “Shorty” Reed (Syracuse, NY) and Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) with 6:41 remaining in the half. Canisius answered with a 12-1 run sparked by Alohandra Brown to give the Griffs a 45-30 lead at 3:01. Manhattan trailed by nine at halftime.

Reed paced Manhattan with 21 first-half points to lead all scorers, while Janel Stevens led Canisius with nine points. All ten first-half players for the Griffs scored at least two points.

The Jaspers rallied to start the second half and closed to within three points (62-59) on a three-point play by Mason at the 13:15 mark. Hot three-point shooting by Canisius (10-18 game, 5-10 2nd half) would ensure the Lady Jaspers would get no closer than three for the remainder of the game.

“Shorty” Reed finished with a new career-high 24 points and ten assists for her first collegiate double-double. Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) contributed 15 points and ten rebounds, while Mason had 14 points and 10 rebounds to round out Manhattan’s double-double efforts. Schettig hit four three-pointers in the second half to finish with 14 points.

Jill Knapic led the Griffs with 22 points off the bench.

Manhattan returns to action on Tuesday at Loyola for a 7:00 PM game.



[Compiled Sports Reports]

Copyright 2002 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
January 28, 2002, Monday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

When Justin Jackette arrived at Manhattan two years ago after transferring from William & Mary, he must have wondered if he had committed a colossal blunder.

"My first year here the place was dead, nobody cared about basketball," said Jackette, the Jaspers' junior guard. "Most games we had maybe 50 people in the stands. They didn't even bother to open one side of the bleachers." Who could blame the members of Jasper Nation for abandoning ship in droves? Manhattan was coming off its third straight sub-.500 season, hitting its low-water mark in the 1998-99 season at 5-22. A quick one-and-done in the MAAC tournament followed, leading to the end of the John Leonard Era.

Manhattan turned to Bobby Gonzalez, an assistant to Pete Gillen at Virginia, Providence and Xavier, to rescue the program.

Turn the calendar ahead 2 1/2 years and a lot has changed. Suddenly, Manhattan is no longer a laughingstock.

Just this season alone the Jaspers have defeated their city basketball big brother, St. John's, for the first time in 25 years, claimed their first Holiday Festival title in 28 years and jumped off to the school's best start in over 70 years.

Oh, and one other thing has changed up in Riverdale:

"It's cool to come to Manhattan now," Gonzalez said.

"We even have our own little celebrity thing going with Jeff Van Gundy and Willis Reed coming to some games. That's great. There such an energy and an excitement buzzing around campus. It's great to see the place alive like this."

What Draddy Gym denizens are witnessing this season is a selection of talent that might rank as the best ever at the school. It starts with point guard Mugsy Green and continues with leading scorer Luis Flores, rebounder David Holmes and the fiery Jackette.

Holmes, a 6-7, 225-pounder out of Oak Hill Academy, had never heard of Manhattan College while he was being courted by, among others, Syracuse, Georgetown and Maryland.

"I remember getting a letter from Manhattan when I was in high school and I was like, 'Please, what's this? I'm never going there,' " Holmes said. "But Coach G did a great job selling me on the place."

Green, a New Yorker from LaSalle H.S. who starred at San Jacinto JC, turned down offers from Houston and Texas A&M to come back home "to play in front of family and friends," he said.

Flores, who led the city in scoring in his senior year at Norman Thomas H.S., left Rutgers after a year of limited playing time and has blossomed into the Jaspers' leading scorer, averaging almost 20 points.

There are others in the cast as well. Jared Johnson out of Salesian H.S. in New Rochelle is a 6-7 dominator on the boards, senior guard Noah Coughlin is one of the team's top three-point threats, and sophomore Jason Benton, the Connecticut Player of the Year his senior season at Wilbur Cross H.S., joins 6-9, 250-pound junior Darnell Tyler, 6-8 senior Willie Haynes and 6-7 freshman Charus Moore to give the Jaspers one of the most talented front lines in the MAAC.

The fact that Manhattan features so many players from the tri-state has had an added benefit.

"Now I get calls from coaches in the Catholic league, the PSAL, Riverside and the Gauchos all wanting to come up and see us or to tell me about a player they think we may want to look at," Gonzalez said. "They hadn't been coming here in years."

Much has changed since the days of the 50 lost souls watching Jaspers basketball. Ticket sales are way up, with Manhattan's remaining home games, starting with Wednesday night's matchup with St. Peter's, already close to being sold out.

The atmosphere on campus has changed as well.

"People are always coming up to me and saying, 'Hey, great game last night,' " Green said. "The people on campus are pretty excited."

"Everyone treats us great, but they all love Dave the most," said Flores. "Anytime he walks into the cafeteria, the whole place just yells out, Hey, Super Dave.' "

Flores has also promised that his noisy friends from Washington Heights - the same cowbell-banging bunch who used to follow Felipe Lopez from gym to gym - will be descending on Draddy Gym the rest of the season.

Manhattan sits a half-game out of first place behind Marist in the MAAC with a 6-3 record, 14-4 overall. The 14 wins already have matched the total for all of last season.

How times have changed.

"I remember when I was negotiating my contract with (Manhattan AD) Bob (Byrnes) and when we were just about finished he asked me if I needed anything else," Gonzalez said. "I told him I would like a bunch of season tickets that I could use for friends. So he said, 'How many do you need?' And I said, 'How about 20?' He said I could take 30 or 40 if I wanted them and I was like, 'Wow, is it that bad here?' "

Gonzalez took the 40 ducats, warning Byrnes that he'd be sorry he gave up that many after Gonzalez turned the program around. The timetable for that project was four years.

Manhattan, it appears, is way ahead of schedule.

GRAPHIC: WILLIE ANDERSON DAILY NEWS MAAC ATTACK Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez gets message across and Jaspers respond with (from top) point guard Mugsy Green, leading scorer Luis Flores and frontline force Dave Holmes.

LOAD-DATE: January 28, 2002


Copyright 2002 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
January 28, 2002 Monday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: Impressed Rice Tops Loughlin

It's not every day Rick Pitino stops by a high school basketball practice, but you can be sure the boys on the court notice. Pitino and his friend, Manhattan College coach Bobby Gonzalez, made their way to the Rice gymnasium in early January to check out the team everybody's talking about.

Gonzalez served as assistant coach at Rice during the 1992-93 season. "He messed my practice up because the kids were so excited," Rice coach Maurice Hicks said of Pitino. "But he does that wherever he goes."

Hicks spoke briefly with Pitino, seeking whatever advice the Louisville coach could offer his team, arguably the best boys basketball squad in the city.

"I tried to pick his brain," Hicks said. "We talked a lot about the press."

You could say Pitino's presence was felt yesterday as Rice (16-1, 9-0 CHSAA) traveled to Bishop Loughlin for a league matchup.

Press, press, press . . . and Rice did.

Down by a point with five seconds remaining, Keydren Clark hit an open three to pull out a 70-68 win.

"When they leave me open, it's like a layup," said Clark, who scored 28 points. "He didn't miss all day," Bishop Loughlin coach Ted Gustus said.

Rice was playing without its inside threat, 7-2 Shagari Alleyne, who sprained his right ankle in Wednesday's practice. The Raiders looked like workhorses throughout, sticking with a tight man-to-man press and getting the ball downcourt before the Lions could raise an arm in defense.

"It was a test for us," said Rice senior Steven Burtt, who had 17 points. "Because the main attraction [Alleyne] wasn't there."

Hicks said he expects Alleyne, who sat on the bench in street clothes, to resume playing this week.

Villanova-bound Curtis Sumpter, who had a game-leading 30 points, used his height advantage to dominate the paint, giving Bishop Loughlin (8-7, 3-3) a 51-46 lead on a dunk with 2:12 left in the third quarter.

But the game slipped away from Bishop Loughlin, which led 36-30 at the half, in Sumpter's absence. He came out of the game with a scratch on his chest that bled onto his No. 34 jersey. The coaching staff scurried to find a new shirt for Sumpter, but they weren't quick enough.

Without Sumpter, Rice went on a 13-2 run until he returned wearing a faded No. 44 to start the fourth.

"We had to rely on others to step up," Gustus said. "But this is a young crew."

The up-tempo game was vintage Rice, a team that thrives on the run-and-gun. Bishop Loughlin contained the Raiders, matching their speed, but missed an opportunity to force overtime when Sumpter fumbled a court-length pass.

But Gustus wasn't disappointed in the Lions' effort.

"They're the top team and we hung in there with them," he said. RICE 70 LOUGHLIN 68

GRAPHIC: Newsday Photo/Paul J. Bereswill - Rice's Keydran Clark, who scored winning three along with 28 points, lines up a shot over Loughlin's Jason Olive during second half.

LOAD-DATE: January 28, 2002





[Email 1]

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 11:53:16 -0500
From: Bill Daab
Subject: New E-mail


    I have a new e-mail address, besides my work number.  It is

        <privacy invoked>

I would like to know of any alumni in the Tampa/St. Pete area. I still work full time for Aero Simulation, building simulators for the government (currently the VH Presidential helicopters).  Very active in the Knights of Columbus and find time for senior softball and some golf.  

Thank you,

Bill Daab




[Email 2]

From: Liz Velasquez
Subject: Missed the Jottings
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:30:03 -0500
Organization: Manhattan College

Just writing to ask if you could resend this week’s jottings to me. I never received it.


Liz Velasquez '98
Manhattan College

[JR: Done, no extra charge.]



[Email 3]

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 08:51:49 -0500
From: John Cronogue [1982]
Subject: Re:Jasper Jottings 2002-01-27 (from home)  (Out of Office)

I am no longer with MediaVest. If you would like to contact me you may do so at:

<privacy invoked>

John Cronogue

[JR: Welcome back. We missed you. MCOLDB needs an update also.]



[Email 4]

From: John O'Connor
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2002-01-27  re: NASA coding of schools?
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 08:37:56 -0600

I share a lot of your frustration with some of the "overcategorization" that the Government engages in.  My curiosity got to me so I started peeling back the layers of that web site.  When I went to a listing of the schools to see what other schools showed different codes, I was confronted with the acronym HBCU, which to me was a "BTSOM"  (Beats The S**t Out of Me?).  The light came on..  HBCU stands for "Historically Black Colleges and Universities"

In all fairness to NASA in this case, it seems that the listing was intended to help engineering students wade through the maze of scholarships. The curious part is that Manhattan, being listed as a "Non-Minority" school means that it has absolutely no racial or ethnic bias, whereas the HBCU schools tend to be predominantly black.  (60 Minutes did an interesting story about 2 years ago about a court ordered desegregation order against Alabama State University, a HBCU, in Montgomery AL (near where I live).  White Students can attend ASU virtually tuition free, and the resentment of many of the activist students. 

If I can hazard a guess, NASA is using codes established by the Department of Education, and when you go back through the pages, the listing shows some of the colleges that specifically have scholarships set up in engineering for different categories.  Some are state or Fed gov't sponsored, and some are private scholarships, but what NASA seems to be really doing is trying to recruit engineers from any place they can, and they apparently are trying to point potential engineering students to resources on education and scholarships.

I am not saying that your frustration is wrong, but just maybe directing it at NASA is misplaced.  It’s an unfortunate fact of life the way things are, and NASA was just trying to recruit using the reality of the scholarship industry.  If the Ancient Order of Hibernians had specific engineering scholarships targeted at students of Irish descent, NASA would want to point to that as well.

Thanks for the newsletter and the Jottings.  My feedback is a sign of appreciation for the effort you put forth in sending this out.

John '74

[JR: You had more time to play than I did. But, you’re right some was probably trying to help and just highlighted the problem. I’ll steal your “BTSOM”; I liked that. The AOH would probably want the best students as a ROI. Besides what private charities do, aside from usually being more effective, is their business. The Lord Acton Institute had a great piece on the 9 things that private charities do that make them more effective. It was great. I probably have it book marked here somewhere. Bottom line: The government blunders about when it exceeds its Constitutionally-mandated functions. It can’t do “race relations” any better than it delivers the mail. Don’t get me started, I’m on deadline. Good note though. I appreciate your participation in my experiment here.]


[Email 5]

From: Gerard M. Delaney BS 1975
Subject: "lost" opportunities
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 15:46:48 +0000


First, a disclaimer: I am a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, so my opinion of Christ the King may be biased. But, to say that Kelvin "Peedy" Nelson may have lost the opportunity to attend Manhattan to play basketball because of a "bad choice" (committing what appears to be a felony by stealing a classmate's cell phone and giving it to a "friend") is indescribable. The Roman army reserved special punishment for those who stole from within the camp. Expulsion is the minimal reward he should expect.

Is the fact that Nelson was already on probation for other unspecified infractions an indication of special treatment for students who can sink three pointers? 



[JR: Athletes are treated special. Watch the intros to any college game and you see majors like “athletic managements”, “sports planning”, and my personal favorite “undecided”. When I tried “undecided”, Dean Weil had some kindly advice for me, which was unrepeatable. One time, Brother President and I talked about the fact that their should be rule that if the athlete doesn’t graduate, the school should lose a scholarship for four years. It’s the athletes who are being used, and abused, as unpaid workers. The special privileges will hurt them in the long run. We have as a nation lost our values.]



[Email 6]

From: John Keilly
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2002-01-27 (from home)
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 10:52:33 -0500

Dear John:

This is in regard to, and in support of, your comment that "There are probably only two places where skin color and ethnic background is not a factor basketball, football, and other sports." 

What we notice here is that in sports, "best talent wins -- regardless of color, etc."  Can anyone argue why that should not be the case everywhere?  Do a certain proportion of us over-weight, out of shape middle aged couch potatoes have some "inalienable right" to those multi-million dollar sports contracts?  Would more of us go to see games or watch them on TV if more of the players looked like us?!!?  HARDLY!!  This story - related by Dr. Laura Schlessinger sums up my view:

She told a Medical School which first lowered it's admission standards to get more diversity into its program.  Now, because of high drop out rates among people admitted under preference programs they were considering lowering the academic standards!  As she said, "when you or a loved one comes into the ER with a serious problem which is more important -- that the doctor look like you, or that they be the best qualified person?"

I strongly support EQUAL rights - but I abhor preferential treatment.  It has been my good fortune to work for and with some outstanding women and minorities  -- every one of whom earned the right to be there.  Yet one of the worst bosses I ever had was also a woman -- one who was weak and insecure and tried to cover her lack of qualifications with mean-spiritedness.  As the father of a daughter, I want to see her grow up to be successful at whatever she chooses to do -- as long as she is CAPABLE of doing it.  I don't expect someone to forego their right to be rescued if she can't pass the firefighting strength test.  I don't expect a patient to forgo their right to effective treatment if she's not qualified to be a doctor.  I also expect HER to forgo her right to be a doctor, lawyer or Indian Chief if she's not smart enough to complete the prescribed course of study -- without ANY preferential treatment.  I never want her to be denied anything because of her gender - but I am perfectly willing to see her, me or anyone else cut out of opportunities for which they are not physically or mentally qualified.

To the extent there are disparities in qualifications, the place to address these is early in life -- not by "dumbing down" the standards of excellence that have made this country the envy of the world.

John Keilly
B. M. E. 1970

[JR: I think the phrase is “Equality of opportunity not outcomes”. Good post.]



[Email 7]

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 15:12:07 GMT
Subject: Movies and Marathons


    I thought it looked like Manhattan College. I was on vacation in Orlando, Florida on my 54th birthday on January 7 and seeing "The Beautiful Mind". Waited long after the theater was empty waiting for some confirmation in the credits but there was none. Thanks for the confirming e-mails in your January 28th edition.

    Last June I decided that I wanted to complete the Adirondack Marathon, Schroon Lake, New York, course. There is a time limit of five and one half hours to complete the course. Not enough time to just walk the distance. So run I must. Since finishing second to last in a freshman high school gym class run, I had never pursued running after that.

    So on Sunday September 23, I finished my first organized race, the Adirondack Marathon in a time of five hours and five minutes after less than three months of training.

    Planning on running the 2002 Adirondack Marathon on Sunday September 22 and to improve my time by twenty minutes. Any older Jasper marathoners out there???

                               Robert T. Coyne
                               1970  BS

[JR: WOW!! Good for you. I am impressed,]



[Email 8]

From: Al Dolbec
Subject: I'm Here!
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 19:12:21 -0800


You mentioned a wish to hear from readers, so here I am:

                 Albert C. Dolbec
                 144 Mulno Cove La.
                  Friday Harbor, WA 98250
                  e-mail:  <privacy invoked>

Would like to be included on future communications.

             Al Dolbec     

[JR: Done. So now we have a reporter / networking contact in Friday Harbor Washington. ;-)  You are included. There is nothing stickier than getting on this list.]





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A Final Thought

<begin quote>

Who would have thought that you would need to have a precise definition of what constitutes a cold sandwich?

But that's exactly want will be discussed today by the Arizona Senate Finance Committee.

It will consider a bill that would exclude from the definition of cold sandwiches those whose packaging extends their shelf lives to at least 24 hours. Also, sandwiches prepared simultaneously with the consumers order.

It all comes down to taxes.

Current Arizona law exempts food not meant to be consumed on the premises it was purchased from from sales tax.

<end quote>

You could not make this stuff up if you tried! Like the Louisiana legislature trying to repeal the law of gravity. This is just the most nonsensical stuff that we hear about. Imagine what we don't hear about.

If we replace the current system of taxes with the Fair Tax (a single national sales tax), then we will still have the battle over the level of taxes. I, for one, think the best plan to control government is to starve them for money. Put the politicians on "bread and water" to keep them on the reservation. There are very few things it should do AND ...

... taxing sandwiches along with all the other taxes isn't one of them. Come on AZ Jaspers get mad.

And, that’s the last words for this week.