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Sunday 03 Mar 02 – SW Florida Alumni Brunch at Worthington Country Club
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Monday, April 08 - Dennis Moroney Memorial Golf Outing & Dinner
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I am having a technical problem with the web output from
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fix. Till then the web site does not have the index. Sorry about that but blame
ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.
Here comes the news after this comment.
Two fetuses found in bin at car wash
By BILL MURPHY
Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle
A man searching for discarded dimes and quarters found
two dead fetuses in a car wash's trash bin in north Houston on Friday, police
The fetuses were about 6 to 8 inches and had begun to
form fingers and hands and facial features, said Lt. Ron Walker.
They appeared to have been in the trash bin at the car
wash in the 5200 block of Airline for no more than a day, he said. The mother,
he said, may have been four to five months pregnant.
Maybe stories like this will strike at our sensibilities.
I think both sides of the debate might agree that this is no way for this to
happen. For those of us, who think that these were more than trash, there is an
inherent sense of sadness.
For me, I wonder if these were the ones who were supposed
to cure cancer in our lifetime? We won’t know until we get our eternal reward;
but it makes you think!
Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in
any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.
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Flanagan, John R.
Delaney, Gerard M.
Delaney, Gerard M.
Flanagan, John R.
Morgan, James J.
[FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT
Copyright 2002 Internet Wire,
All rights reserved.
February 19, 2002 Tuesday
HEADLINE: Joseph E. Broderick Appointed President & CEO Of Qiva;
Experienced Supply Chain Executive To Lead Market Innovator
DATELINE: Feb 19, 2002; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; INTERNET WIRE
Qiva, the leading provider of
internet based software solutions for global logistics and trade management,
announced the appointment of Joe Broderick, the former President and COO of
McHugh Software International, to the position of President and Chief Executive
"I am very excited about the
opportunity to add my leadership and experience to the great team at
Qiva," said Joe Broderick. "Together we can implement solutions that
will help global companies meet the increasing demand for logistics performance
improvements. Qiva's integrated global logistics and trade management solution
delivers collaboration and performance management of complex logistics
networks, thereby improving service levels and reducing total landed costs.
With brand name customers like Synopsys, Grainger, Aspect, Zilog, KLA Tencor,
Pacer and Delmas/OTAL, Qiva has the solutions, experience, and global presence
to demonstrate real value for global enterprises." Joe joined Qiva from
McHugh Software International where he was the President and Chief Operating
Officer; as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to McHugh
Software, Joe was the Executive Vice President in charge of worldwide sales,
consulting services and marketing at Manugistics. Previously Joe was a senior
executive at NetWise and XA Systems. Joe's educational credentials include a
bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College, and an MBA
from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
"Joe's leadership roles at
Manugistics and McHugh Software, along with his extensive experience in supply
chain planning and execution applications make him a great fit for Qiva."
said Bruce Richardson, Senior Vice President of Research at AMR. "I am
confident that Joe will have a dramatic and positive effect on the further
development of Qiva's leadership position in global logistics management."
"Joe's career has been about helping companies realize significant
financial gains by implementing innovative software solutions," added Bob
Evans, CEO of the Symphony Technology Group, a Qiva investor. "Combining
his capabilities with those of Qiva should be a huge win for customers."
San Francisco-based Qiva (pronounced
"Key-vah") provides enterprise software to manage global supply
chains to the highest levels of performance. Qiva's suite of solutions enables
enterprise shippers, transportation and logistics service providers to predict,
manage and control complex global logistics & trade activities among
suppliers, buyers and other partners. Deployed as integrated or discrete
applications, Qiva's software solutions deliver significant improvements in
total landed costs and service levels. The company has a global customer base
of 14,000 users across 37 countries, with offices in Asia, Europe and the
For more information, contact Qiva
Inc. at 299 Kansas St., San Francisco, CA 94103. or by phone at 415.762.6000.
Qiva can be found on the web at www.qiva.com.
CONTACT: John Tristan (J.T.)
Treadwell Director of Corporate Marketing QIVA 415-762-6008 email@example.com
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[JASPERS PUBLISHING WEB
JAMES J. MORGAN
Professor of Environmental
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena CA 91125
Manhattan College, New York, 1950-54,
B.E. (Civil) (with honors)
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Lignified Xylem Cells and Stress Resistance in Opuntia
laevis Cladode Joints
Christopher M. Frenz (Left in photo)
Among my favorite things to do is Crew!!
I am currently attending Manhattan College and am a member
of their GROSSLY UNDER-APPRECIATED yet REALLY GOOD Crew Team.
GO JASPER CREW CACKS!
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prayer: And, may perpetual light shine on our fellow departed Jaspers, and all
the souls of the faithful departed.]
Copyright 2002 The Hearst
The Times Union (Albany, NY)
February 17, 2002 Sunday THREE STAR EDITION
SECTION: CAPITAL REGION, Pg. B7
HEADLINE: McEnroe, Robert W.
Robert William McEnroe, labor leader,
died at his home on Valentine's Day after a long illness. He was 69. Born
September 6, 1932 in Woodside, NY, Mr. McEnroe was the son of Irish laborers.
He attended Manhattan College for Engineering, served in the Army during the
Korean War, attended St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, and later earned a
Master of Arts degree from the Cornell School of Labor Relations. Mr. McEnroe
began his career with the U.S. Dept. of Labor but soon became an organizer with
AFSCME in the early 1960s, advocating for more secure working conditions and
enhanced training for prison workers in Illinois. Mr. McEnroe then served as an
administrator for 15 years with District Council 1707 (a social services union)
in NYC, before returning to AFSCME as the area director of New York State.
Beginning in 1979, Mr. McEnroe facilitated the merger of CSEA and AFSCME. He
later served as area director for Arizona. In the latter part of his career,
Mr. McEnroe returned to DC 1707 and was repeatedly elected its executive
director until his retirement in 1994. He is credited with reversing the
decline of 1707's essential membership to an increase of nearly 70% by his
retirement. He also initiated improved health care access, improved job
security and retirement benefits, post secondary education, and job training
for 1707's members. He successfully secured the late 1980s award of retroactive
pensions for Head Start Workers in New York City. As a long time friend of the
late United Farm Workers president, Ceasar Chavez, Mr. McEnroe established 1707
as a primary conduit for public education on the plight of agricultural workers
in California. He will be remembered as a man committed to American ideals, and
whose contributions to society are measured best by the countless people whose
lives he worked passionately to make safe, healthy, and self-sufficient. He is
survived by his wife, Alice Nelson McEnroe; his four children, Alicia Mamarella
(and husband, John), Cheryl, Miriam, and Christopher (and wife, Kathleen
Bliss); two grandchildren, Aidan and Maeve McEnroe; and a sister, Maureen (his
eldest sister, Eileen, having passed away several years ago). Funeral services
from the Magin & Keegan Funeral Home, 891 Madison Ave., Tuesday morning,
9:30 and at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 10:00. Relatives and friends are
invited and may also call at the funeral home, Tuesday morning after 8:30.
Interment, Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Albany
Hospice, 155 New Karner Rd., are requested.
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Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 13:27:10 -0500
From: Gerard M. Delaney
In the fullness of time, I have left
the Blessed Sacrament novitiate, and am looking for work. If you know of
anybody looking for a systems engineer with experience in imagery and
geospatial things, my resume is on-line at http://gmdresume.home.att.net
GERARD M. DELANEY
A position in systems engineering in
Information Systems or Aerospace
Master of Science, Computer
Information Systems, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1995.
Master of Science, Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 1987.
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Manhattan College, Bronx, N. Y., 1975.
Systems Engineer III Harris
Information Systems Division, Melbourne,
FL 1995 - 1999.
Systems engineering of image processing and dissemination systems. Proposal
support, including concept development, requirements tracking matrix, image
product production systems.
Requirements for integration of new travel expense processing system during
transition to PeopleSoft accounting modules;
Communications and processing requirements for processing multi-spectral imagery and target extraction algorithms.
Communications costs for transferring imagery data to teammates using alternative means, from courier to various
leased line options;
Requirements for systems performance for data management and distribution system for National Imagery and Mapping Agency
(NIMA) imagery and geospatial
information and products;
Interfaces with providers of geospatial data and products;
Requirements for outsourced production of NIMA geospatial information and products.
Requests for Changes (RFC) to determine if there was potential to impact program requirements or interfaces.
Schedules for insertion of new tasks
into daily and periodic data processing flows
for expense data, including relationships with existing data processing tasks;
Model of data traffic and processing loads for multi-spectral image
System architecture to implement multi-spectral imagery exploitation system;
Communications models for determining costs of transferring imagery to team mates.
Requirements allocation matrix of requirements to program elements, releases and test requirements. Customer described this
document as "best submitted" in
Proposal inputs, including Best and Final Offer (BAFO) questions.
Database to track and maintain status of RFCs, and tasking of engineers to
assess impact to our project.
Process models for production of imagery products.
Web site for customer, user, and development team access to program documents.
Participated in oral presentation as member of problem solving team at
Monitored customer web sites for reading library, RFP and amendments.
Developed and maintained proposal library, including database to track
Identified and assessed military, government, and industry standards for
applicability and impact, including DII COE.
Staff Engineer-Systems, Harris Space
Systems Corp., Rockledge, FL 1995
Developed Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics
Facility (AXAF) operations concepts for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
(MSFC) Utilization and Mission Support (UMS) pursuit. (Part-Time position while
enrolled in graduate school)
Spacecraft, subsystems, payload, and program operations requirements for Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)
Spacecraft, subsystems, experiment, and program operations concepts for AXAF operations;
AXAF Operations input to UMS pursuit;
Concept for company to assume responsibility for operating spacecraft and associated ground operations, including
mission planning, investigator interfaces,
data management, command generation, operations support and anomaly resolution;
Skill and staffing requirements.
Participated in Risk Assessment studies.
Wrote 10% of technical proposal, amounting to 5% of proposed effort.
Introduced proposal technical team to concepts and requirements of satellite
Senior Engineer, McDonnell Douglas
Space Systems Co., Huntsville Division 1982 - 1992
Mission, and Systems Engineering,
Program Management for Spacelab, National Aerospace Plane, and Space Station
Freedom systems, NASA science payloads, and foreign ballistic missile
Authored Computer Based Training (CBT) materials for spacecraft operations.
Manpower and budget requirements;
Mission, resource requirements, and resource availability models;
Systems requirements for performing fleet management of Spacelab systems and components;
Database file structure and interface requirements for computer applications;
Requirements for NASA science payload operations aboard Space Station,
assessing communications systems requirements, architectures, and payload operations;
Specialized uses for Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) desk top computer
Spacecraft systems operations sequences and procedures, including troubleshooting.
Requirements for Spacelab Developmental Flight Tests (DFT).
Instructed operations and engineering personnel.
"Book boss" for:
Spacelab Operational Data Book (ODB), NASA's single source of reference for Spacelab systems and component characteristics
for use by flight controllers;
systems specifications, Space Shuttle ICD's and payload services handbooks for Spacelab derived carriers.
Analyzed operations and support
requirements for National Aerospace Plane (NASP)/X-30 candidate payloads and systems,
including assessment of upper stage energy
Monitored Spacelab carrier and subsystem performance during testing and
Evaluated vehicle and payload anomalies, and recommended resolutions.
Long range planning for utilization and procurement of critical flight
Intelligence analysis and operations support;
Systems Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews (PDR, CDR), Qualification and
Acceptance Reviews, Design Certification
Reviews (DCR) and Flight Readiness Reviews (FRR) of spacecraft and experiment equipment designs.
Evaluated operational and test data to determine satisfaction of test
objectives and design requirements.
Evaluated and tested operations center displays.
Planned and scheduled resources using Microsoft Project and Excel.
Prepared inputs for Program Operating Plan (POP) and long-range budgets and resource requirements.
Tested interfaces between computer applications. Built appropriate test cases
Space Systems Officer, United States
Air Force 1975 - 1981
Systems Analysis and Mission
Operations, Orbital analysis, radar sensor system and satellite operations.
Orbital Analyst, NORAD Combat Operations Center, Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
Space Systems Operations Officer.
Operated Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft and ground
control site, and Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) radar site.
Vehicle and sensor command and control;
Mission data recovery, storage, and transmittal;
Spacecraft and ground station systems monitoring;
Radar station systems monitoring;
Anomaly resolution by military and contractor personnel.
Supervised operations crews.
Orbital analysis, maintaining database
of spacecraft orbits, predicting satellite locations;
Tracking support requirements analysis for U.S. and Allied satellite launches.
Maintained database of foreign launch profiles.
Predicted long term satellite decays.
Instructed and evaluated operations personnel.
DoD Top Secret. SSBI March 1996.
Debriefed July 1999.
Microsoft Word MacDraw/Claris Draw HTML
Windows Microsoft Excel Clips
C++ UNIX Microsoft Access DOORS
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Macintosh Microsoft Project
CONTINUING AND ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
Master of Theological Studies, Spring
Hill College, Mobile, AL, 1994.
Seminars in systems engineering, communications applications, radar theory,
expert systems, and computer based program
Graduate study Space Science and Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology.
Graduate study Systems Management, University of Southern California, Los
Air Force Space Systems Analyst Course.
Air Force Squadron Officers School
Air Force Space Operations Officer Course.
Telescience Benefits and Challenges
in the Early Space Station Freedom Era
(with two others).
Presented at 41st Congress of the International Astronautical Federation;
published in Acta Astronautica, Volume
25, Number 10, 1991.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Harris ISD Special Recognition for NIMA procurement efforts (DAGS Capture Team),
for successful effort to capture $20
million dollar proposal, which grew into Information Access Services (IAS) program.
NASA "Mission Flag" for STS 52/USMP-1
NASA Group Public Service Award for Spacelab 1
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Combat Readiness Medal
New York State Regents Scholarship
Air Force Association (AFA) Life
International Council on Systems
Engineering (INCOSE). Space Coast Chapter Treasurer
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Senior Member
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
February 22, 2002
MEN’S BASKETBALL TOPS IONA 81-66 IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
Jaspers Clinch Third Seed In MAAC Tournament With the Win
RIVERDALE, NY – Luis Flores (New
York, NY) scored 26 points to lead the Manhattan men’s basketball team over the
visiting Iona Gaels, 81-66, in front of a standing-room-only crowd in Draddy
Gym on Senior Night in a crucial Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.
With the win, Manhattan improves to
20-7, 12-6 in the MAAC while Iona fell to 13-16, 10-8 in the MAAC. The win assures the Jaspers a #3 seed in the
MAAC Tournament, which commences Friday, March 1st. Manhattan won 20 games for
just the seventh time in the program’s 97-year history.
Trailing 9-7 with just under 16
minutes on the clock, Manhattan put together a 7-0 run over three minutes to
take a 14-9 lead on back-to-back baskets by Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) on
consecutive assists by Flores. Iona
closed the lead to three just seconds later on a shot by Charles Henson, but
Manhattan opened up a double-digit lead on a 12-3 run over five minutes to lead
23-12 with nine minutes left to play.
The Jaspers would lead by as many as 16 late in the half, and went to
the locker room with a 12-point edge.
Manhattan maintained a double-digit
lead for the first six minutes of the game, but Iona made a strong run with 13
minutes on the clock by scoring nine unanswered points, to cut the lead to two
(51-49) at the 10:31 mark. Flores
responded by hitting a floater and drew the foul to put the Jaspers back up by
four (54-49). Flores hit the extra point
for the three-point play to spark an 8-2 run that put the Jaspers up for good.
Iona came back and cut the lead to
five with two minutes left to play by hitting four consecutive foul shots, but
Flores retaliated once again with a three-point play to ice the game for
Manhattan. The Jaspers closed the game
with an 11-1 run for the 15-point victory.
Flores finished with a game-high 26
points, on 10-15 shooting, with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) and Johnson
chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The Jaspers’ next game will be at the
MAAC Tournament at the Pepsi Arena in Albany. Their opponent is yet to be
February 21, 2002
WOMEN'S LACROSSE PICKED FOURTH IN MAAC PRESEASON POLL
Maegan Cosgrove Named Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year
EDISON, NJ – The Manhattan College
women's lacrosse team has been picked to finish fourth in the Metro Atlantic
Athletic Conference coaches' preseason poll announced today. Fairfield University, which captured last
year's MAAC crown, was chosen to win again. The Lady Jaspers totaled 28 points,
while Fairfield totaled 45 points, followed by second place Niagara with 41
points and third place Marist with 35 points.
Senior Maegan Cosgrove (Farmingville,
NY) was chosen as the Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year and named to the
Preseason Team. Last season, Cosgrove started in 17 games, totaled 174 saves,
and averaged a 10.1 goals against average for the season.
Senior attacker Rory Maguire
(Freeport, NY) was also named to the Preseason Team. Last season Maguire led
the team in goals (25) and in shots on goal (66).
The women's lacrosse team will kick
off their spring season this Friday, Feb. 22nd when they travel to Lehigh
University for a 4pm match-up.
2002 MAAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason
1. Fairfield 45
2. Niagara 41
3. Marist 35
4. Manhattan 28
5. LeMoyne 24
6. Canisius 15
7. Siena 8
February 20, 2002
SOFTBALL TEAM PICKED SIXTH IN MAAC PRESEASON POLL
EDISON, NJ – The Manhattan College
softball team was picked to finish sixth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference in the Preseason Coaches Poll, it was announced by conference
officials today. Saint Peter’s, the defending MAAC champion, was tabbed to
repeat as the league favorite again this season.
Head Coach Sue Hannon returns for her
sixth season at the helm of the Lady Jaspers, who finished sixth in the MAAC a
year ago with a 17-26 overall record and a 7-9 conference mark. Hannon returns
five starters, including pitchers Kara Husband (Depew, NY) and Candice Aulogia
(New Windsor, NY), who combined for 140 strikeouts last season. Sophomore
Suzanne Masotto (Southbury, CT) is back after a solid freshman campaign, which
saw her hit .248 with 37 basehits and 10 RBI. Senior catcher Michelle Chiappa
(Pearl River, NY) and sophomore outfielder Katie Bentz (Westchester, PA) will
captain the team this spring. Chiappa hit .215 with six RBI in 2001 while Bentz
hit .203 with five RBI and 17 stolen bases in her rookie year.
The softball teams opens the 2002
regular season on Wednesday, March 6 when they travel to West Point to take on
Army at 3:00 PM.
February 20, 2002
BASEBALL PICKED SEVENTH IN PRESEASON COACHES POLL
Wendell Anderson Named to Preseason Team as DH
EDISON, NJ – The Manhattan College
baseball team was picked to finish seventh in the Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, it was announced today by conference
officials. Marist, the two-time defending conference champion, was tabbed as
the favorite once again this year.
The Jaspers are coming off their
fourth straight 20-win season, after finishing 20-25-1 in 2001. Manhattan
finished seventh in the MAAC standings last year with an 8-4-1 league mark. The
Jaspers return five starters from last year’s team, including Preseason
All-MAAC selection Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT). Anderson, a senior
tri-captain, is a four-year letterwinner for the Jaspers, who holds the
all-time homerun record at Manhattan. Last year Anderson hit .319 with eight
homeruns and 33 RBI.
The Jaspers open up the 2002 regular
season with a three-game series at Delaware State, beginning Saturday, February
23 at 12:00 PM.
2002 MAAC Baseball Preseason Coaches
1. Marist - 97
2. LeMoyne - 82
3. Siena - 80
4. Rider - 76
5. Fairfield - 52
Iona - 52
7. Manhattan - 42
8. Niagara - 36
9. Canisius - 22
10. Saint Peter’s - 11
February 18, 2002
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL UPSETS SIENA 78-72 IN DOUBLE OVERTIME
Four Lady Jaspers Score 10 Points or More in Win
RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College
women’s basketball team upset conference-leading Siena 78-72 in double-overtime
in a crucial Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match-up in Draddy Gym on
Trailing 7-2 early in the first half,
Manhattan put together an 8-2 run to take a 10-9 lead with just over 13 minutes
remaining to play. Although Siena would
tie the game on two more occasions, the Lady J’s went into the locker room with
a four-point lead (29-24).
The game see-sawed back and forth for
the first few minutes in the second half, but Siena charged back with a 14-2
run sparked by three consecutive three-pointers, one by Erica Anderson and two
by Mary McKissack. Siena led 39-33 at
13:33, but Manhattan wouldn’t go away, as the Lady J’s took the lead just two
minutes later on two lay-ups by Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland).
Donnette “Shorty” Reed (Syracuse, NY)
hit a layup to cut the lead to three with 3:47 remaining and neither team would
score for the next two minutes. Reed
stole the ball with 1:34 remaining but missed the ensuing fast break
lay-up. Reed picked off another steal
with just a minute left to play and was fouled hard on the play. Reed left the
floor and Mary Kacic (Howard Beach, NY) was substituted to shoot the free
throws. Kacic hit both and the lead was
cut to one with 1:05 on the clock. Liene
Jansone hit a layup on an assist from Basko with 20 seconds left to play to put
the Saints back up by three (61-58). The
Lady J’s got the ball back over half-court and called a time-out to set up the
next play. Manhattan’s Tiffany Schettig
(Altoona, PA) hit a three-pointer with two seconds on the clock to tie the game
at 61-61. Reed was credited with the
assist. Schettig stole the ball on the
inbounds throw to send the game into overtime.
Basko hit a three pointer to start
the first overtime period, and Manhattan answered with a steal by Schettig and
a layup by Walters. Basko hit two free
throws and Siena held the lead until the 1:47 mark when Reed hit a layup to cut
the lead to one (66-65) and then picked off a steal and made the resulting
fast-break layup give Manhattan the 67-66 lead. Siena’s McKissack made
one-of-two free throws on the other end to tie the game back up with just over
a minute left in overtime. Rosalee Mason
(London, England) grabbed a pass by Reed and made a layup to put the Lady J’s
up by two (69-67) with 56 seconds on the clock.
Basko missed a three and the McKissack deflected the rebound to Jansone,
who tied the game with a layup.
Again, Siena started the second
overtime period with a three pointer, this time by Chrissy Loeliger, to take
the three-point lead. But after that
possession, Manhattan controlled the remainder of the game starting with Reed’s
dramatic drive to the basket, hitting the layup and drawing the foul with 4:11
left in the second overtime. Reed hit
her free throw and the Lady J’s nabbed three consecutive steals to keep the
Saints at bay. Neither team scored again
until Mason went 1-for-2 from the charity stripe with 1:28 remaining. Reed made two more free throws after a key
defensive rebound by Anna Hakansson (Bjarred, Sweden) with just 19 seconds
left. After a thirty-second timeout by
Manhattan, Schettig was fouled and made 1-of-2 shots. As Basko grabbed the rebound, Siena called a
timeout, but didn’t have any remaining, which resulted in a technical
foul. Senior Birgitta Tsoma (Katrinholm,
Sweden) hit both free throws to give Manhattan the six-point edge.
Mason and Reed led Manhattan with 17
points. Mason added 14 rebounds, while
Reed chipped in five steals, five assists and two rebounds. Walters finished with 14 points, seven
boards, three steals and two blocks.
Kilkenny added ten points, six rebounds and four steals. Basko led the Saints and all scorers with 27
points and 17 rebounds to go along with her six assists. McKissack had 13 points and seven rebounds,
while Jansone finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.
With the win Manhattan improves to
16-10, 11-6 in the MAAC, good for sole possession of third place in the
conference standings, while Siena falls to 19-5, 14-2 in the MAAC, which ties
them for first place with St. Peter’s.
Manhattan’s 11 MAAC wins tie the College record for most conference wins
in a season and this is only the second win over Siena in the past 12
meetings. Manhattan beat the Saints by
one at Siena during the 1999-2000 season.
Manhattan returns to action on Sunday
at Iona for a 2:00 PM regular-season finale.
February 18, 2002
HOLMES’ CAREER-HIGH 23 POWERS JASPERS TO 67-56 WIN OVER LOYOLA
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Sophomore Dave
Holmes (Washington, DC) scored a career-high 23 points to lead four Jaspers in
double figures as Manhattan pulled away from the Loyola Greyhounds in the
second half en route to a 67-56 victory Monday evening at the Bridgeport Arena.
Manhattan completed the regular
season sweep of Loyola and improves to 19-7 overall, 11-6 in the MAAC, while
Loyola falls to 4-22 overall and 3-14 in the conference.
Holmes would score early and often in
this one, as he reeled off seven of the Jaspers’ first nine points of the game,
giving Manhattan the early lead. The Jaspers led by as many as nine in the half
(21-12), but the Greyhounds closed the period with a 14-4 spurt capped by a jumper
from Bernard Allen at the buzzer to take a 26-25 edge at the break. Holmes
provided over half of the Jaspers’ offensive output in the first half, sinking
6-10 shots for 13 points.
The second half was all Manhattan as
the Jaspers shot 59.1% from the field and hit 15-18 from the foul line. Down by
three with 17 minutes to go in the game, Manhattan outscored Loyola 19-2 to
assume their biggest lead of the game, 46-32, at the 10:18 mark. During that
sequence, the Jaspers forced eight Greyhound turnovers and held Loyola to just
two field goals for the first 10 minutes of the second half. From there, Loyola
would get no closer than seven.
Holmes hit 10-18 shots from the floor
for a career-high 23 points, in addition to picking off three steals and
blocking two shots. Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) finished with 13
points, including 11-12 from the foul line, and dished out five assists. Senior
Noah Coughlin (Middleboro, MA) hit three three-pointers and totaled 11 points
and five assists, while Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) chipped in 10 points and
blocked two shots. Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) failed to score in
double figures for the first time this season, and was held to just 1-6 shots
from the field for two points.
Manhattan wraps up the regular season
on Friday, February 22, hosting Iona in Draddy Gym for Senior Night. The
Jaspers will honor their three graduating seniors, Coughlin, Green and Willie
Haynes (Rochester, NY). Manhattan will also be seeking their 20th win of the
season, a feat only accomplished by six other Manhattan teams in the 97-year
history of the program.
February 18, 2002
JASPERS EARN SPOTS ON NEW YORK LOTTERY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
EDISON, NJ – The Manhattan College
men’s and women’s track and field teams earned a total of 18 spots on the New
York Lottery Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference MAAC Indoor Track All-Academic
Team announced Monday.
To earn a spot on the New York
Lottery All-Academic Team, honorees must be in their second year of residence
at the institution, have a grade point average of 3.200, and be a starter or
important reserve for the team.
Here are the Honorees:
Name/Hometown Year Major GPA
Magnus Ahlen (Carlstad, Sweden) Junior Engineering 3.917
Chris Bloom (York, PA) Sophomore Special Education 3.393
Michanne Campbell (Mount Vernon, NY) Sophomore Elementary Education 3.471
Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY) Senior Pre-Physical Therapy 3.595
Gavin Cosgrove (Kingston, Ontario)
Sophomore Business 3.533
Michelle Daly (Port Jefferson Station, NY)
Junior Communications 3.420
Shannon Gaffney (Albany, NY) Senior
Daniel Gazzola (East Greenwich, RI)
Junior Business 3.567
Charles Harklerode (Clinton Corners, NJ)
Junior Biology 3.241
Tracey Kirk (Ramsey, NJ) Senior
Secondary Education 3.569
Karin Larsson (Garphyttan, Sweden)
Sophomore Undecided 3.722
Tim Muratore (Tenafly, NJ) Junior
Mike Pellet (Cronton, NY) Junior
Physical Education 3.226
Erik Rokeach (Middletown, NY) Senior
Shona Sandlin (York, PA) Senior
Elementary Education 3.403
Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) Junior Political
Julie Wozniak (Jackson, NJ) Junior
Jamie Yedowitz (Yonkers, NY) Junior
February 16, 2002
TRACK & FIELD SWEEPS MAAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dan Mecca Named Men's Coach of the Year
RIVERDALE, NY – The Manhattan College
men's and women's track & field teams swept the team titles at the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference Indoor Championships held today at Draddy
Gymnasium. This was the sixth consecutive year the Jaspers have walked away
with the title and the seventh time in the nine-year history of the
championship that both Manhattan teams have won.
Head coach Dan Mecca was named the
2002 MAAC Men's Coach of the Year, while senior Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester,
NY) and junior Lauren Primerano (Trenton, NJ) were named the 2002 MAAC Most
Outstanding Female Athletes.
The women scored a total of 252.5
points to second place Rider University's 135 points. Primerano, who placed in four events this
afternoon, won the Weight Throw title with a mark of 13.60m, set a new school
record in the Pole Vault with a leap of 2.53m for a second place finish, placed
fifth with a personal best in the Shot Put with a mark of 10.96, and finished
eighth in the Long Jump with a mark of 4.84m.
Cerasi won the 3000m (10:18.26) and Mile (5:03.94) titles. Junior Stefani Allen (Levittown, PA) won her
second MAAC Indoor title in the 55m Hurdles (8.39) and her second in the 200m
(25.68) today. Senior Chenelle Bruce (Boston, MA) won the 400m Dash in a time
of 59.57 seconds. Freshmen who won their first MAAC titles were Karin Larsson
(Garphyttan, Sweden) in the Shot Put (13.14m), Jana Cagin (Stockholm, Sweden)
in the Long Jump (5.32m), and Samantha Griffin (Jersey City, NJ) in the 55m
The men scored a total of 267.5
points to second place Rider's 121.5 points.
Junior Jacob Freeman (Providence, RI) set a new MAAC record of 20.71m to
seal the title in the Weight Throw and he placed fifth in the Shot Put with a
throw of 14.07m. Junior Mike Pellet (Croton, NY) walked away with the crown in
the Shot Put with a mark of 16.04m and placed second in the Weight Throw with a
personal best 15.94m. Magnus Ahlen (Karlstad, Sweden) set a new MAAC record for
the crown in the Long Jump with a personal best 7.48m and placed second in the
55m Dash in 6.64 seconds. Rajne Svenssohn (Karlstad, Sweden) was crowned
champion in the High Jump (1.96m), placed second in the Pole Vault (3.45m),
placed third in the 55m Hurdles with a personal best 7.96 seconds and finished
fourth in the Shot Put with a personal best 14.27m. Janek Augustynowicz (Rutherford, NJ) won the
Triple Jump title with a leap of 14.64m. Freshman Nils Pettersson (Karlstad,
Sweden) won his first championship title in the Pole Vault with a leap of
4.30m. Senior Eddie Potter (Monroe, NJ) won his second MAAC Indoor title in the
200m with a dash of 22.37 seconds. Potter was also a member of the winning
1600m Relay team with Kurt Forsyth (Summit, NJ), Gary Gentles (Peekskill, NY),
and Jason Smith (Rochester, NY).
For complete results, please visit
the Manhattan Track Schedule Page.
The Jaspers will return to action
Sunday, February 24th when they compete in the Seton Hall Last Chance
Invitational beginning at 9am.
February 15, 2002
PORTER’S DUNK LIFTS RIDER TO 64-62 VICTORY OVER JASPERS
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Despite leading
virtually the entire game, the Jaspers were unable to hang on in the closing
seconds as a slam dunk by Rider’s Mario Porter gave the Broncs a narrow 64-62
victory over the visiting Manhattan Jaspers in a MAAC contest Friday night.
Rider improves to 15-9 overall and
11-4 in the MAAC, while Manhattan falls to 18-7 and 10-6 in the MAAC.
Manhattan made its presence known in
the opening minutes, racing to a 9-1 lead at the 16:18 mark. In fact, Rider was
held scoreless from the field until RJ Wicks converted a layup at the 15:08
mark. Manhattan led by as many as 14 in the half, and took a 34-28 edge into
the lockerroom after hitting 11-26 (42.3%) shots including 4-5 from behind the
The Jaspers maintained their lead for
the majority of the second half, but Rider hung around and eventually closed to
within two (57-55) on a basket by Poter at the 5:19 mark. The two teams traded
baskets over the next few possessions, before Rider rallied to tie the game at
61-61 on a three-pointer by Jerry Johnson. After a Bronc timeout, a jumper by
Luis Flores (New York, NY) was off the mark and Rider’s Robert Reed came down
with the rebound. He was fouled by Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) and went to the
line for two shots. Reed hit the first to give Rider its lead of the game
(62-61) with 43 seconds to play. But Reed missed the second, and Dave Holmes
(Washington, DC) came down with the rebound. A layup by Mugsy Green (New York,
NY) rimmed out but Holmes was there for the offensive board and was fouled on
the play, and went to the line for two shots. Holmes made the first to tie the
game at 62-62 with 26 seconds left. The second attempt by Holmes was no good,
and Porter hauled in the rebound. After Rider brought the ball up the court,
the Broncs burned their final timeout to set up the game-winning shot. On the
ensuing possession, Wicks got the ball to Porter under the basket who went in
for the game-winning dunk with 11 seconds to play. A last-second layup by Green
wouldn’t go, and Rider escaped with the victory.
Holmes led all scorers with 19 points
and nine rebounds, making 7-10 shots from the floor including a pair of
three-pointers. Flores was the only other Jasper in double figures with 15
points and three steals. Johnson led the Broncs with 17 points including four
The Jaspers return to action on
Monday, February 18 when they take on the Loyola Greyhounds at the Bridgeport
Arena at 6:00 PM.
Copyright 2002 The Hearst
The Times Union (Albany, NY)
February 19, 2002 Tuesday THREE STAR EDITION
SECTION: SPORTS, Pg. C3
HEADLINE: Siena women defeated again; Manhattan hands Saints second loss in row
in 2 OTs
In one of their most dramatic games
of the season, the Siena women's basketball team suffered a 78-72
double-overtime loss to Manhattan College at Draddy Gym. The setback marked
Siena's second consecutive defeat after a 19-game winning streak.
At the end of regulation, with Siena
(19-5, 14-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) up 61-58, Tiffany Schettig sunk
Manhattan's only 3-pointer of the game with only two seconds left to force
overtime. In the first overtime, the conference rivals played to another
stalemate. Gunta Basko scored five points for Siena and Donette Reed four for
the Jaspers (16-10, 11-6). Basko finished with a game-high 27 points and also
pulled in 17 rebounds to lead all players.
Chrissy Loeliger opened the second
overtime with a 3-pointer, but that was all the Saints would manage to get as
turnovers stymied their offensive flow. The Saints gave the ball up 31 times.
Reed netted five of the Jaspers' nine
points in the second OT to put the game away.
"We're not playing well
together," said Siena head coach Gina Castelli, "They're better
players than they are showing and they can make better decisions."
The Saints responded to a four-point
halftime deficit by nailing seven consecutive 3-pointers to start the second
half. Despite the run, Siena's biggest lead never got past six points.
Reed and Rosalee Mason each scored 17
points for Manhattan.
Siena next plays St. Peter's, also
14-2 in the MAAC, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Alumni Recreation Center.
MANHATTAN 78, SIENA 72
SIENA (19-5, 14-2)
Anderson 3-9 0-0 9, Basko 9-17 6-6 27, Jansone 5-10 2-2 12, Craft 1-5 2-4 4,
McKissack 4-4 1-2 13, Loeliger 1-6 0-0 3, Marchino 0-1 0-0 0, Johnston 2-3 0-0
4. Totals 25-55 11-14 72.
MANHATTAN COLLEGE (16-10, 11-6)
Kilkenny 5-7 0-0 10, Mason 6-18 5-9 17, Walters 7-13 0-2 14, Schettig 3-8 1-2
8, Bach 3-7 0-0 6, Tsoma 0-0 2-2 2, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Kacic 0-0 2-2 2, Greene
0-2 0-0 0, Reed 6-15 5-5 17, Hakannson 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 31-73 15-22 78.
Regulation--61-61. 1st Overtime--69-69. 3-Point goals--Siena 11-22 (Anderson
3-8, Basko 3-5, Craft 0-1, McKissack 4-4, Loeliger 1-4), Manhattan 1-3
(Schettig 1-3). Fouled out--Siena 1 (McKissack), Manhattan 1 (Eve Walters).
Rebounds--Siena 43 (Basko 17), Manhattan (Mason 14). Assists--Siena 19 (Basko
6), Manhattan 11 (Reed 5) Fouls--Siena 16, Manhattan 14. Technical
Fouls--Manhattan (the bench). A--450.
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Copyright 2002 Newsday, Inc.
Newsday (New York, NY)
February 17, 2002 Sunday QUEENS EDITION
SECTION: SPORTS, Pg. C34
HEADLINE: LOCAL COLLEGES; Manhattan Sweeps MAAC Titles Again
It was more of the same for Manhattan
College as it swept the MAAC men's and women's indoor track and field
championships at Draddy Gym yesterday for the sixth consecutive year, and the
seventh time in the nine-year history of the event.
On the men's side, Manhattan junior
Thomas Jacob Freeman won the 35-pound weight throw, setting a new MAAC record
of 20.71 meters, and took fifth in the shot put (14.07). He was named Most
Outstanding Performer for Field Events. Magnus Ahlen also set a MAAC record
with 7.48 meters in the long jump for the Jaspers, who took the team title with
a score of 267.5. Manhattan coach Dan Mecca received the men's coach of the
year award. On the women's side, Kristen Cerasi won the 3,000 meters (10:18.26)
and the mile (5:03.94) to earn the Most Outstanding Performer for Track Events
award for the Jaspers, who finished first with a score of 252.5. Teammate
Lauren Primerano took the award for Most Outstanding Performer for Field Events
by winning the weight throw (13.6 meters), placing second in pole vault (2.53)
and fifth in the shot put (10.96).
GRAPHIC: AP Photo for Newsday -
William & Mary's Marshall Hubbard slides back safely to first base after
St. John's pitcher Brian Dorsey's pickoff throw to first baseman Chad Cambra
during sixth inning.
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[EMAIL FROM JASPERS]
From: Gerard Delaney BS '75
Subject: NYTimes.com Article: City
College, the Faded Jewel of CUNY, Is Recovering Its Luster
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 15:38:13 -0500
This article from NYTimes.com has
been sent to you by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note especially the last paragraph. I
think the level of diversity at Manhattan has drastically increased over the
last 30 years.
Gerard DElaney BS '75
City College, the Faded Jewel of
CUNY, Is Recovering Its Luster
February 2, 2002
By KAREN W. ARENSON
City College is shaking an old
underachieving academic stigma that stuck to it for decades.
February 2, 2002
City College, the Faded Jewel of CUNY, Is Recovering Its Luster
By KAREN W. ARENSON
For 30 years, City College has been
maligned as the good child gone bad in the City University family, with critics
saying that its shining promise was smashed by admission policies that turned
the college into a lackluster remedial mill.
But by some measures, City College,
once famed nationally as the Harvard of the poor, has begun to match or beat
out rivals in the City University of New York like Queens, Brooklyn, Baruch and
Hunter Colleges that had been eclipsing it in recent decades.
The college is re-emerging at or near
the top on indexes like freshman SAT scores and high school averages as a
result of a pool of high-achieving immigrants; new recruiting programs that
stress its strength in engineering, architecture and science; an enticing
honors program; and sharp reductions in the number of less-well-prepared
For generations, City College,
located in Harlem at West 135th Street, was a refuge for the city's poor and
working-class strivers, where students excluded from the Ivies and other top
colleges because of race or religion could get a top-notch education. Eight
City College students went on to win Nobel Prizes, and the college produced
such celebrated graduates as Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine,
and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.
But in the late 1960's, advocates of
open admissions argued that too many black and Hispanic students were excluded
as a result of poor preparation in failing public high schools. As a result,
admissions criteria throughout the 17 campuses of CUNY were loosened and City College
began to attract many of the city's poorly prepared high school students.
Critics soon complained that the college's quality had declined sharply, and by
the 1980's, university officials acknowledged that it was fifth among CUNY's
senior colleges instead of first.
But the most recent admissions
statistics indicate that all that seems to have changed.
"City College is now taking
steps to return to those days when its reputation was a reputation of
excellence," said Eugene S. Blaufarb, an assistant principal at the city's
most selective public high school, Stuyvesant in Lower Manhattan, who said that
more Stuyvesant students were again applying to the college.
"Not only is it a turnaround in
the numbers of students who are applying," he said. "There is also a
turnaround in who's applying. The kids who applied before tended to be our
underachievers. Now it is our real achievers."
The top 25 percent of the applicants
that City College accepted as freshmen through its regular admissions procedure
from American high schools last fall tied for the highest SAT scores among
CUNY's 17 campuses: an average combined mathematics and verbal score of 1,200
out of 1,600. Only Queens College matched that figure. If SAT scores for all of
the regularly admitted freshmen applicants from American high schools are used,
City's 1,089 average was second only to Baruch's 1,096, and up from less than
1,000 just four years ago.
To be sure, CUNY officials point out
that the difference between City College and CUNY's other senior colleges on
admission statistics is small and can change from year to year. But many CUNY
professors who have seen these scores are startled to see how City College has
begun to regain its former stature. And it has done so, its top officials
stress, without sacrificing the diversity of its student body.
These figures do not include scores
for economically and educationally disadvantaged students in CUNY's SEEK
program (Search for Elevation, Education and Knowledge), who are admitted
separately and are at all the senior colleges. But even those students are now
closer academically to the regularly admitted students than they used to be.
And the number of SEEK students has been cut; last fall's entering class at
City College had 157 SEEK students, down from 279 a year earlier.
"We have a very, very strong
student body," Gregory H. Williams, the college's new president, said on
Thursday in an interview. "With the end of remediation, it has gotten much
stronger this year. We're on the right trajectory."
Some of the improvement in academic
scores is clearly a result of CUNY's fiercely debated decision several years
ago to improve its reputation by removing remedial courses from the curriculum
of its 11 senior colleges and to direct weaker students to its 6 community
The shift has probably benefited City
College more than the other senior colleges because its student body changed so
much after open admissions and because the change drew so much attention. In
the book "City on a Hill: Testing the American Dream at City
College," James Traub described City College classrooms filled with
students who did not write or speak English well.
That book, along with a growing
chorus of attacks from Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and other critics, prompted
CUNY's trustees to remove remedial courses from their senior colleges. The new
policy, phased in over three years, took effect at City College last September.
Critics of the tighter admissions
policies expressed concerns that CUNY would now be turning away those students who
needed its help the most, including many poorly educated minority and immigrant
applicants who did not yet have a strong command of English.
Dr. Williams said that the academic
improvement among entering students has not resulted in a change in demographics.
Students in minority groups make up more than three- quarters of City's student
body, he said, with the largest groups being Hispanic and black. While he
acknowledged that the number of E.S.L. students — those needing to learn
English as a second language — had decreased, he said the college was still
hospitable to immigrants.
"This is not being done on the
backs of E.S.L. students," he said, adding that half of City's students
were born outside the United States.
While the latest SAT scores do not put
City College on a par with the Ivy League, the college has begun to capture the
interest of some of the city's strongest students for the first time in a long
time. Many are drawn by the modest tuition ($3,200 a year for state residents),
and free tuition to those who qualify for CUNY's new honors program, which also
provides them with free laptop computers and covers other academic expenses.
More than 200 honors applicants for next year have designated City as their
Students interested in areas where
City is especially strong, like biomedical engineering and architecture, are
electing City, often after being admitted to more selective campuses.
"Financially, it came down to City College or Manhattan," said Asad
Chaudhary, a freshman honors student at City who was also accepted at Columbia,
R.P.I. and the State University of New York at New Paltz. "And Manhattan
had absolutely no diversity."
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[JR: Well all this stuff about
diversity, in most cases is a lot of bull. It’s only when we set up tough
competition that we bring out the best in ourselves. It’s not sexism or racism
to set tough standards. It’s about equal opportunity; not equality of outcome.
There are no Jewish centers in the NBA. Just the best! If you can do it better,
open up your bankbook for incoming cash. Recently at work, an HR type
reprimanded a colleague for lack of diversity on an ad-hoc team he pulled
together. His response was that the only people who volunteered for this
assignment – moving heavy boxes and setting up pc-s near ground zero for 80
hours a week were a few young guys who all happened to be young and white. We
can’t, and should make people into what they don’t want to be. Everyone, even
me, got the offer. That’s equal opportunity. Of those who wanted it, only young
white guys accepted. Not equality of outcome. No diversity? No it’s called
freedom. Remains to be seen if my colleague has taken a “spear” for the team.
Besides, I don’t want a job where I have to work!! It’s against the rules I
learned at MC! <For the humor-ly-challenged: That was joke.> ]
From Richard D. Cacchione
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 02:58:09 EST
Just some data to update your file on
On December 29, 2001, I married Rosa
Pinto of Lima, Peru in a ceremony in Rye, New York.
We are currently living in London
where I continue my research toward a doctorate in Peruvian literature and
culture at Birkbeck College, University of London, under the direction of the
internationally recognized peruvianist, Prof. William Rowe.
Have been invited to give a
presentation on April 5 at a conference sponsored by Dr. Stephen Hart,
University College, University of London.
The talk will be on the Generation of the 50s, the subject of my
dissertation. This Generation of poets,
narrators, painters and composers is considered the most important group in the
rich corpus of Peruvian literature and is credited with changing Peruvian
literature and the way the country perceives itself.
By the way, I never did advise you
that I received a Masters in Latin American Literature from Columbia University
in May 2000.
All of this is a bit of a change from
my degree in Economics at Manhattan and an MBA in Finance at NYU, buy it is thoroughly
enjoyable and challenging.
All the best.
Richard D. Cacchione
[JR: You didn’t say how old you were
when you decided “to reinvent yourself”. But I’d guess we’re about the same
age. Old! Kudos on ding what you obviously love. Thi is another example to all
the young people who obviously know everything, “It never to late to change”.
One thing I have learned from doing this “modest effort” is that at every age,
if we are open to the direction of a higher power working within ourselves we
can still do “great things”. As modest or as natural as they may seem to us,
they can be inspiring to others. I urge everyone to tell their “story” so we ay
all learn and be so inspired to make our own “way”. What ever that is. Thanks
for sharing this with me and us.]
From: Michael F. McEneney
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 00:08:52 -0500
The Real Estate Section of Sundays
NY Times (2/17/02) on page 7 has an article entitled IF YOU ARE THINKING OF
LIVING IN /FIELDSTONE. After setting forth the interesting History of the 140
acre "residential park" and listing some of the more notable
residents, there appears this line near the end on the article: "Manhattan
College, a private college founded in the 19th century, is just down the hill
I guess we are like the poor
cousins! Oh well at least they spelled our name right!
Esq, '53 BBA
February 17, 2002
Fieldston: A Leafy Enclave in the Hills of the Bronx
By NANCY BETH JACKSON
ENTERING Fieldston, a woodsy enclave
in the northwest Bronx, is like following Alice down her rabbit hole. In this
world, streets defy the city grid, following the natural contours of rock
outcroppings and hillside. Tudor mansions, Dutch colonials and Mediterranean
bungalows cozy into the landscape, sometimes squarely facing the street and
occasionally tucked in sideways. Trees here are treated like treasures, kept
alive at almost any cost and, in one case, even allowed to grow through a
Once a private hunting preserve,
Fieldston bills itself as a "residential park" with 257 houses on a
140-acre tract, skirted on the west and north by the Henry Hudson Parkway. No
guards at gates bar entry, but its property owners' association has been able
to block commercial traffic, driver's training, on-street parking and the
Riverdale Ramble road race.
"What I like is the sense of
coherence, that this is a planned community," said Bernard L. Stein, the
editor of The Riverdale Press. Mr. Stein, now a Fieldston resident, grew up in
an apartment house a few blocks away but stalked squirrels with a bow and arrow
in the community's woods as a boy in the 1950's.
Until the IRT subway reached 242nd
Street and Broadway in 1908, the land was a forest of oaks, elms and chestnuts
broken only by a few paths down the hill to Broadway. Even today, foliage is so
dense that vegetable gardening is all but impossible. For most of the 19th
century, the property belonged to the family of Maj. Joseph Delafield, a
veteran of the War of 1812 who established a lime quarry and kiln near the
Abundant game in the eastern part of
his 310-acre parcel, including the highest point in the Bronx, spurred him to
build a hunting lodge near what is now 246th Street and Independence Avenue.
After the Civil War, his son built an elegant summer home near the lodge,
naming the mansion Fieldston Hill, supposedly after the family's ancestral
estate in England.
With modern transportation bringing
the city so near, the major's three grandsons decided to develop their forest
They began their development
cautiously, raising money by selling a few acres in 1909 to Columbia
University's Teachers College for a laboratory school that would become Horace
Mann School, one of three private schools in or near Fieldston. Hiring an
engineer to lay out the winding streets and broad boulevards and refusing to
sell any residential plot adjoining one already sold, they were able to open up
meandering streets while encouraging a pastoral mood.
Just as important in establishing
Fieldston's special character was the arrival of Dwight James Baum, who had
chanced to hear about the development in 1914 in a water-cooler conversation at
the Manhattan architectural firm where he was a young associate. Intrigued, he
trekked up to meet with Edward Delafield and soon he was designing homes for
Fieldston — and living there. The Delafield home that he remodeled into a
Georgian mansion was destroyed by fire in 1994, but his own home, Sunnybank,
still stands at 5001 Goodridge Avenue.
"For over a quarter of a
century, Dwight James Baum designed dozens of Fieldston's homes, imparting a
coherence and quality that the neighborhood would otherwise have lacked,"
Mr. Stein wrote in 1998, on the 75th anniversary of the Fieldston Property
Owners Association. The association was set up to oversee the development after
the Delafield family liquidated its holdings in 1923.
What all the Baum houses had in
common was intent. Baum designed the exterior first, striving to create the
most beautiful house regardless of architectural style. Only later did he worry
about the floor plan.
Fiorello H. La Guardia, a three-time
mayor of New York, lived and died at 5020 Goodridge Avenue. When he read the
comics over the radio so no children would be disappointed during the citywide
newspaper strike of 1945, the microphone was in his Fieldston library.
Henry Heide Jr., who made Juicyfruit,
Jujubes and Gummi Bears, headed the Fieldston owners association during the
Depression. Sidney Gamble of Procter & Gamble lived in an enormous stone
house on Fieldston Road, sold by his widow in the 1990's. After World War II,
Richard Simon, founder of Simon & Schuster, bought a Georgian red-brick
Baum house where he brought up his three musical daughters: Joanna, Lucy and
TODAY, residents include United
Nations ambassadors from Benin and Guinea; Jennifer J. Raab, president of
Hunter College and former head of the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission;
and G. Oliver Koppell, the former New York attorney general newly elected to
the City Council. Theodore Kheel, the labor lawyer, has a house around the
corner from Ruth Friendly, editorial adviser for the Fred Friendly seminars in
media, law and public policy, established by her late husband, a former CBS
president and Columbia journalism professor.
Mrs. Friendly, an F.P.O.A. board
member who moved to the neighborhood from Scarsdale in 1968, likes living
"in a great island of green," a 13-minute drive from her office at
Columbia. Residents also commute to Manhattan by subway, express bus and Metro-
Fieldston property owners pay an
annual assessment to the association for services generally provided by the
city in other neighborhoods like maintaining streets and sewers. The fee, based
on footage facing the street, also covers snow and leaf removal, 24-hour
security patrols, landscaping public areas and stocking goldfish in Indian
Pond. The pond looks like a setting for "Hiawatha," which indeed was
performed there in 1914 by a band of Indians.
New homeowners receive a tasteful 14-
page pamphlet that introduces them to Fieldston's history and points out what
they are expected to do "to maintain the unique community of our
residential park." Residents are urged to keep their automobiles, affixed
with Fieldston parking decals, in their garages or driveways to help
"preserve the bucolic aspects of the streets" and to allow the
security patrol to spot any "out- of-the-ordinary vehicles."
Guests parking on the street must
post a note on the front windshield with the address where they are visiting.
Any car without decal or note will be towed. Written permission and a contract
from the association is required for any filming, races or organized events.
Houses in Fieldston come in all
sizes, including small brick boxes built in the 1960's and 1970's. Because land
is at a premium, even some of the more graceful homes are being pulled down and
replaced by what Mr. Stein describes as "arrogant residences too big for
their lots thrusting their multicar garages at passers-by."
Most homes in the neighborhood are
now valued at more than $1 million, although occasionally a house can be found
for about $750,000. Only a handful of homes have been offered for sale since
September, none of them at the low end. One 1912 colonial-style, renovated in
1993, was advertised at $2.25 million with an association assessment of $1,900
and taxes of $7,100.
"Even if you add real estate
taxes and assessment, you're still talking about a yearly expenditure so much
less than that of Westchester or New Jersey that people can't believe it,"
said Vivian H. Oleen, a Sopher realtor in Riverdale and a Fieldston resident.
Houses often change hands only after
elderly residents have died. Such houses are likely to have original kitchens
and baths and both the charms and drawbacks of early 20th-century construction.
Many buyers look in Fieldston because
of its proximity to three well-regarded private schools through 12th grade:
Horace Mann, Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Riverdale Country Day. It is
also ringed with other educational options, parochial and public. Among Jewish
schools are the SAR Academy and the Kinneret Day School, through eighth grade.
Nearby Catholic schools, also through the eighth grade, include St. Gabriel,
St. Margaret of Cortona and Visitation.
P.S. 24 and P.S. 81 are "some of
the best," with test scores in the top 10 percent in the city, according
to Mr. Koppell, who until recently headed the local school board. M.S. 141 is
being transformed into the David A. Stein Riverdale-Kingsbridge Academy, a
neighborhood school named for Bernard L. Stein's father, offering Grades 6
through 12 by 2003. Manhattan College, a private college founded in the 19th
century, is just down the hill toward Broadway.
With its playing fields, hundreds of
different kinds of birds, fat black squirrels and distinctive houses, Fieldston
seems isolated from city noises and stress. Preserving the idyll over the years
has taken some doing in the courts and city government to make sure that only single-family
homes could be built and that development conformed to the standards laid down
by the Delafields. At the heart of maintaining the community's character is
control of its streets. Once a gated community, Fieldston established its right
to bar unwanted traffic, set speed limits and limit parking through a series of
court decisions in the 1960's and 70's. The association remains vigilant
against encroachments, particularly trucks rumbling through with construction
FOR more than 30 years, developers
have been trying to build in Chapel Farms, a 16-acre parcel of forest and rock
outcroppings abutting Fieldston, but adding even a few houses would be
difficult if not impossible without access through Fieldston.
For nearly a decade, John Fitzgerald,
a lawyer who lives in Fieldston, has planned to build luxury homes there. Last
spring his proposal, which had been certified by the City Planning Commission,
encountered strong opposition at Community Board 8 because of environmental
concerns about rocks, trees, wastewater runoff and roads.
Mr. Fitzgerald, who declined to be
interviewed for this article, has criticized the association for arrogance and
told The Riverdale Review that the issue boils down to "muscle, to keep
people off their streets."
But for an elite private development,
the neighborhood seems down to earth.
"It has a tremendous amount of
elegance and history, but it's not off-putting," said June Eisland, a
former city councilwoman who was chairwoman of the land use committee overseeing
the area. "It's the country in the city."
Copyright 2002 The New York Times
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 19:10:46 -0500
Subject: Change of E Mail Address for Jasper Jottings
My E Mail address has changed
again! I probably didn't send you an
update from <privacy invoked> since
I knew this one was coming along. Our internet provider switched to their own
servers so instead of <privacy invoked>, it's now: <privacy
[JR: You need to update MCOLDB too.
In order to keep those fund raising calls coming each year. Just kidding, I
know they use a different database. Sure, they keep the good info for
themselves. We’ll show though when MCOLDB is more uptodate!]
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 12:35:54 -0500
From: Robert Helm
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2002-02-10 (from home)
Good Afternoon, John:
1. I am the bearer of glad/sad news about
one of our Alumni mates. The gentleman’s name is William Raymond Gedgard [MCOLDB:
1965] and he is the youngest of my wife’s cousins on her mother’s side. We got
back in contact after some years because of Jasper Jottings. .
2. First, the sad news. His brother, Roger,
died Thursday/Friday from a massive heart attack while in the ER of Roger’s
local hospital for a ‘low blood sugar’ attack. The Funeral mass was this
morning and the interment will be tomorrow morning. Ray’s mother, Edna Hogan
Gedgard, passed away in the late fall and was buried before Christmas. She was
in a nursing home and not sentient but healthy and died quite suddenly I
believe. William R. Gedgard is called Ray by the rest of my wife’s family. (I
suppose to distinguish him from his father, William Gedgard, Sr.).
3. The good part of my news is that Ray was
inducted as a Fourth Degree K of C on Sunday.
4. This which meant that he was absent from
his only sibling’s wake, which did not set too well with his sister-in-law, her
family, AND my wife! (She really has had the worst Fall of her life…9-11 caused
the death of another cousin, a retired Fire Chief, who watched the building
fall on people he had trained and whom he knew, causing a massive heart attack
and a stroke which was terminal about 2 weeks after 9-11. Richie, the chief,
was also one of Ray’s first cousins but there was little or no contact between
them. So I guess he has lost the same 3 relatives in the same period that my
5. If I can get a copy of the K of C
induction, I will pass it on to you.
Robert A. Helm
[JR: Well, congrats to him on the
Fourth Degree. I’m sure that in time, all our transgressions are forgiven.]
From: John Baumann '49 BCE
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 13:36:51 EST
Subject: Re: South West Florida Jaspers
Dear John -- FYI -- All Jaspers living in or visiting SW Florida on
March 3rd ,2002 are invited to attend the Alumni Brunch ($ 20 p.p.) at
Worthington Country Club - Exit 18 off I-75 ,11:30 AM . Contact Grace Feeney at
the College or the writer at c/o Jasper Jottings so we know all that will be
there. Bro. John Muller will be the visiting rep.from the Hill.
SW Florida means Marco Island, Naples , Collier & Lee County ,
Bonita Springs, Golden Gate, Ft. Myers ,N.Ft. Myers , Ft.Myers Beach , Cape Coral
, Sanibel, North Port , Punta Gorda and I'd say anywhere below Tampa.
John thanks for your help and keep up the Jottings--
God Bless --John Baumann '49 BCE
[JR: I am trying and email like yours
makes it worthwhile.]
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 14:34:37 -0500
From: Robert Helm
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2002-02-10 (from home)
Good Afternoon, John:
1. The last Jasper Jottings which I
received was dated 2/10/02. Have I become P.N.G? Are you okay? I miss it. FNS
Robert A. Helm
[JR: No, just the usual inet email
reliability. Resent. ]
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 21:30:44 -0500
From: John R. Flanagan
Subject: Jasper Jottings
Please provide a current/replacement URL for Jasper Jottings following
the demise of http://jasperjottings.listbot.com. I was a member of the ListBot List. If necessary, please provide instructions on
applying for membership to the successor List.
Thanks in advance.
John Flanagan, `57E
[JR: Done. I’ve added you to the
list. I thought I carried everyone across but welcome back.]
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"Senator Tom Daschle insists
that the Senate does not have time to deal with such critical issues as a
House-passed ban on human cloning, the energy bill, an economic stimulus
package, the growing backlog of vacancies in the federal courts, and President
Bush's stalled judicial nominations. Mr. Daschle and his fellow Democrats do
have time, however, for political fundraising. The majority leader will adjourn
the Senate on December 10 for a week-long national party fund-raising
Now we all know, wink, wink, that
there is no difference between the two parties. Just ying and yang. Two sides
of the same coin. So I am sure that change the names and the result will be NO
different. But just for laughs, let's pretend there was a difference and I was
the head of that alternative party. I would "instruct" the members of
my party, even though we were in the minority, to show up every day for two
hours say from 10 to Noon and just sit in our seats. The Congress would not be
in session but maybe we could have someone read "instructions" from
the Founding Fathers, or other great Presidents like: Thomas Jefferson,
Milliard (do nothing) Fillmore, John Kennedy, or Ronald Regan. Nothing need be
accomplished but the quiet reminder that they were there to do the people's
But, we know that there is no
difference so this won't happen. But, in your own mind, think of the Congress
with having one true Libertarian, a majority of one, sitting there. What a
great place America was and could still be if everyone, me included, could mind
our own business. :-) Maybe I could be
minding my own business if the intrusiveness of government was curbed.
And, that’s the last words for this