How Do We Produce Heroes?
David C. Stolinsky
Friday, March 8, 2002
“Rick Rescorla was a hero. He was a hero in Vietnam; his
photo graces the cover of "We Were Soldiers Once, and Young." He was
a hero in 1993, when as security chief of Morgan Stanley, he led his people to
safety during the first Twin Towers attack. He died a hero on Sept. 11, when he
led all but 15 of his 3,700 people to safety, then was last seen re-entering
the building to be sure there were no more to be saved. I believe men like that
are born, not made – they are divine gifts, if you will. But what about the
hundreds of New York City firefighters and police who ran into the buildings
everyone else was running out of? Surely they were not all born heroes.”
There’s an ad running about courage showing a New York
fireman with the saying something like “COURAGE: When everyone else was running
out; he was running in.”
I hope we all can match that courage when the
opportunities present themselves. Sometimes the “heroic” opportunities come
disguised as every day mundane small challenges. The values we learned at
Manhattan should come into play. I remember hearing the old saw that “honesty
is doing the right thing when no one is watching”.
Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in
any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.
From: Manhattan College Alumni Relations [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002
Subject: RSVP by April 1. - newly formed NYC Club of Manhattan College Alumni
The premier event of the newly formed NYC Club of Manhattan
College Alumni Society will be held on Thursday, April 11th at at the Mutual of America reception
center located at 320 Park Avenue.
- The guest speaker will be Joseph A. Ripp ’73, Executive
Vice President and CFO of AOL Time Warner.The program includes Q&A followed by a networking reception.
- Come and enjoy an evening of networking, socializing
and rekindling ties to ManhattanCollege.
- To register for this limited seating event (@ $25 per
person), please fax of e-mail your visa or MasterCard # with expiration date
to: Alumni Relations fax (718) 862-8013 or email@example.com
RSVP by April 1,
We look forward to seeing you at this premier event.
[JR: I would NOT email my credit card
number; I faxed it in. But, you can do what you want. I’m planning to be
Mr. Mulderry, who joined Paul Capital Partners in 2000,
has responsibility for investment due diligence, transaction documentation and
closing of transactions. Prior to joining Paul Capital Partners, Mr. Mulderry
spent four years in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of SG Cowen Securities
Corporation focused on negotiating and structuring transactions for clients in
the Healthcare, Technology and Telecommunications industries. Previously, Mr.
Mulderry was the Director of Investor Relations for Tosco Corporation, an
independent oil refiner and marketer and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Stamford,
CT. He received an MBA from the Colgate
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University
of Virginia and holds a BS in
Mathematics and Economics from ManhattanCollege.
From: Marguerite Cain Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 9:07 PM Subject: News from an Alumna
Please add this info to Jasper
Born to Marguerite (Connolly) Cain,
BA '84 and her husband Dave: a baby girl, Tara Margaret, on August 5, 2001.She's adorable, and has just cut
her second tooth!
Thanks very much, Marguerite Connolly Cain BA English/Art History '84
[JR: Added as requested. Please
accept our congrats on the baby. (We know that the woman does all the hard work
which continues for the next 30 years or so.) Doesn’t take long between second
tooth and going off to college. (Note to admissions: send application in 16
years.) Now about “alumna”, it’s been a long time since I took Latin in
Manhattan Prep (long since closed), but in light of the “woman’s equality”
movement, I don’t think you can say that.]
From: Mulios, Chris Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 10:07 AM Subject: FW: Birth Announcemnt
Shayla Catherine Mulios Friday, March 1st 2002 6 pounds 6.6 ounces 19 3/4 inches tall White PlainsHospital by Dr Daly and Dr Wright
Chris and Donna Mulios Carmel NY (Formerly of Kingsbridge)
Please place in next available Press
Chris Mulios BEEE 1989
[JR: Done as requested. Well done to
Mom. With that Height at birth may be she’ll be a center in about 20 years. You
must be very pleased. Just remember girl’s are more expensive than boys and
talk more too. But, best wishes to all. I really thought this was goniing to be
a bummer week with obits, one of a past reader of Jottings, but this news
really brightens up my mood.]
Copyright 2002 The Scotsman
Publications Ltd. The Scotsman March 9,
2002, Saturday SECTION: Pg. 15 HEADLINE: OBITUARIES: LAWRENCE TIERNEY BYLINE: Allan Hunter
Lawrence Tierney, actor Born: 15 March 1919, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Died: 26 February 2002, Los Angeles, California, aged 82.
PROMOTED as "the handsome bad
man of the screen", Lawrence Tierney spent his best screen years playing
cold-hearted killers and menacing, two-fisted tough guys in pulp fiction
thrillers like Dillinger (1945), Born To Kill (1947) and The Devil Thumbs A
A brawny, muscular figure with a
thin-lipped smile that could chill the heart, he found cult popularity late in
his career as the belligerent, bald -headed crime boss, Joe Cabot, in Quentin
Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992). A notorious hell-raiser in real life,
Tierney amassed a string of lurid headlines in the 1950s for his pugnacious
antics and frequent brushes with the law, suggesting there was a thin line
between his Hollywood roles and his true nature.
The film noir specialist, Eddie
Muller, once observed: "If street credibility had been a requirement when it came to
playing rat bastards, then Lawrence Tierney would be the undisputed heavyweight
champion of Losers' Lane."
Born in Brooklyn, one of three brothers, he won an athletics scholarship
to study at ManhattanCollege, but left after two years to drift around America as a labourer and odd- job man. Work as a model led him
to try his hand at acting. He joined the Black Friars theatre group and the
American-Irish Theatre where he was spotted by a talent scout from R-K-O
studios, and signed to a contract.
Often described as "cruelly
handsome", he played small roles in The Ghost Ship (1943) and The Falcon
Out West (1943), among others, before breaking through to stardom in the title
role of vicious hoodlum Dillinger (1945).
His off-screen travails were already
apparent, and a bar-room brawl earned him a brief jail sentence the following
year. His career flourished, with leads in lean, mean B-movies like The Devil
Thumbs A Ride (1947), Born To Kill (1947), Bodyguard (1948), Kill Or Be Killed
(1950) and The Hoodlum (1951), interspersed with supporting roles in more
prestigious studio productions like Back To Bataan (1945) and the Oscar-winning
circus epic, The Greatest Show On Earth (1952).
His off-screen antics also continued,
and in 1948 he served three months for breaking a student's jaw. Throughout the
1950s, he faced a string of charges from kicking a policeman while drunk and
disorderly to hitting a waiter in the face with a sugar-bowl and attempting to
choke the life out of a cab driver.
In DarkCity: The Lost World Of Film Noir, Muller notes: "He was
the only actor in Hollywood who posed for more mug shots than publicity photos. The
day his mother killed herself in 1960, Tierney was arrested for breaking down a
woman's door and assaulting her boyfriend."
Inevitably, he became persona non
grata in Hollywood, and after playing an alcoholic cop in The Female Jungle
(1956) with Jayne Mansfield, he struggled to find work. Resident in Europe for a period
in the 1960s, he played small roles in films like Custer Of The West (1967),
but age had not mellowed him and in 1973 he was stabbed in yet another bar-room
brawl in Manhattan.
He continued to pick up work in films
like Andy Warhol's Bad (1977), Arthur (1981) and low-budget horror story (1981), in which he had a now rare starring role as a
lecherous policeman. When film work was sparse, he supported himself as a
bartender, steel worker, crane operator and even spent time as a driver of
horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.
In 1982, he stopped drinking and
moved back to Hollywood where he gradually began to build himself a successful
new career as a bald, gravelly-voiced, granite-hard character actor in films
like Prizzi's Honor (1985) and Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987). He also had a
regular role as Sergeant Jenkins in the popular police series Hill Street Blues (1985-87) and appeared in Star Trek: Next
Generation (1988) and Seinfeld (1991).
In 1987, he told one interviewer:
"I haven't had a drink in, oh, five years now. I finally wised up. I'd say
it was about time. Heck, I threw away about seven careers through drink."
The popularity of Reservoir Dogs
(1992) gave his career a further boost and led to roles in films like A
Portrait In Red (1995) and 2 Days In The Valley (1996), as well as guest
appearances in such high profile TV series as ER (1996) and Star Trek: Deep
Space Nine (1997).
Retired since 1997, he had suffered
several strokes in recent years, and died in his sleep at a Los Angeles nursing home. His younger brother, Gerald, enjoyed a
successful screen career as actor Scott Brady before his death in 1985. He is
survived by his daughter Elizabeth.
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2002 SECTION: 11 HEADLINE: ACTOR WAS AT HIS BEST AS A BAD GUY BYLINE: Ronald Bergan
IT WAS a brilliant stroke on the part
of Quentin Tarantino to cast Lawrence Tierney, who has died aged 82, as the old
crime boss Joe Cabot in Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Tarantino obviously remembered
Tierney from his roles as menacing killers in 1940s films noirs, notably The
Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) and the title role of Dillinger (1945). In fact, in
Reservoir Dogs, Tierney, when asked if one of his henchmen is dead, replies,
'Dead as Dillinger.' In his book The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Other Unforgettable
Films, Barry Gifford wrote of Tierney, playing another of his classic mean-man
roles in Born to Kill (1947), 'The big lug is a squinty-eyed killer, a
rock-hard devil with women, the big brute fantasy come alive in all of his
horrifying glory . . . there's no decency at all in Lawrence Tierney's face,
the most cruelly handsome visage on film. Unlike Robert Mitchum's face, there's
no relief in sight, a man incapable of compromise.' Brooklyn-born Tierney was
as tough as his image. He and his two younger brothers, Gerald - who became
Scott Brady, the husky hero of many a western - and Edward were all fine
sportsmen. Lawrence attended ManhattanCollege, where he excelled at athletics. In the late 1950s and
early '60s, he was frequently arrested on charges of drunken driving and
disorderly conduct. In 1973, aged 54, he was stabbed in a bar-room brawl in Manhattan. After some stage acting, he managed to land a contract
with RKO studios, for which he made a dozen movies. However, he made Dillinger
for Monogram, the Poverty Row studio that sometimes turned out a winner.
Dispensing with period detail and using stock footage, the film gave Tierney,
as the Chicago gangster, his first chance to demonstrate how effective
he was in bad-guy roles. Actually, when Tierney was good, he was bad, but when
he was bad, he was better. It is still hard to believe in him as the liberal
ex-con who launches an inmates' welfare league in San Quentin (1947), or as an
ex-cop hero trying to clear his name on a murder charge in Bodyguard (1948).
More convincing was his Jesse James facing up to Randolph Scott's US marshal in
Badman's Territory (1946). However, he was most effective as a cold-blooded
urban killer in a number of excellent films noirs. As the bullet-man in Born to
Kill, Tierney, in a fit of jealousy, commits a double murder, and says his
ambition in life is to 'fix it so's I can spit in anybody's eye'. The Devil
Thumbs a Ride saw him as a 'slaphappy bird with a gun' who hitches a ride after
murdering a theatre manager, and continues the mayhem. Shakedown (1950) had him
as a mobster being blackmailed by photographer Howard Duff, who snaps him
committing a robbery. As usual, Tierney's retribution is nasty. In The Hoodlum
(1951), he was a pathological criminal running the lives of his mother and
brother, a character played by his real brother, Edward. After Female Jungle
(1956), in which he played an alcoholic cop investigating the murder of actor
Jayne Mansfield, in her first role, the work dried up. Tierney's appearances in
the 1960s and 1970s were sporadic and brief. One of his few perceptible roles
was as the Injun-hating General Sheridan in Custer of the West (1967). He was
back to his nasty best in the 1980s, as a lecherous policeman lusting after his
step-daughter in Midnight (1982), another corrupt cop in John Huston's Prizzi's
Honor (1985), and as loser Ryan O'Neal's rugged father, who wants to ''deep-six
the heads'', in Norman Mailer's Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987).
Tierney put his lifetime experience
of being a tough guy on and off screen into the role of the racist organiser of
the heist in Reservoir Dogs. At turns, horribly sinister and funny, he has some
of the best lines. When one of the eight-man gang objects to being called Mr
Pink the boss has named them all from a colour chart Tierney rasps, ''You're
lucky you ain't Mr Yellow.'' In the end, he dies a horrible death, having been
shot in the face, but the film revitalised his career at the age of 73, leaving
him better known than he ever was in the past. He is survived by his daughter
Lawrence Tierney, born March 15, 1919; died February 26, 2002.
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[JR: Designated by virtue of his
partial attendance as class of 1939.]
From: Michael F. McEneney Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 11:10 PM Subject: Fw: Albany NY Times Union: timesunion.com
The attached notice from your
cousin Pete relates to Mayor Whelan, the former Mayor of Albany and a room mate
of Ben Benson, the former Director of Alumni Relations. They were in the Class
of 1955 I believe.
Best, Mike McEneney,
----- Original Message -----
From: Sweeney, Peter To: Michael F. McEneney Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 8:07 AM Subject: RE: Albany NY Times Union: timesunion.com
No, I forgot about Jasper Jottings;
please pass material along because I don'thave John's e-mail on my work
From: Michael F. McEneney Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 To: Sweeney, Peter Subject: Re: Albany NY Times Union: timesunion.com
Thanks for info on the Mayor.
My old Albany Office had faxedme an
article but it was not as complete as this. He was Ben's room mate at the
Did you send this to your
cousin John for Jasper Jottings? If not let me know and I will.
---- Message -----
From: Sweeney, Peter Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 Subject: Albany NY Times Union: timesunion.com
More about our friend Tom
--- OBIT ---
Copyright 2002 The New York Times
Company The New York Times March 8, 2002, Friday, Late Edition - Final NAME: Thomas M. Whalen III SECTION: Section A; Page 19; Column 3; Metropolitan
Desk HEADLINE: Thomas M. Whalen III, 68, Three-Term Mayor of
Albany BYLINE:By ERIC
Thomas M. Whalen III, mayor of Albany from 1983 to 1993, who moved it away from machine
politics and helped revitalize its economy, died Monday evening when his car
hit a tree near his home in Feura Bush in AlbanyCounty. He was 68.
Mr. Whalen was driving alone in the
car. The Associated Press reported that the police said he apparently had not
been wearing a seat belt. As Albany's 92nd mayor, Mr. Whalen, a Democrat and a lawyer,
oversaw reforms and the discarding of much of the political machine that had
existed under his predecessor as mayor, Erastus Corning 2nd, also a Democrat.
Mr. Corning was mayor from 1941 until
he died in office in 1983. By then he had served in office longer than any
other mayor of a major American city.
Mr. Whalen was a former City Court
judge and was quietly practicing law when Mr. Corning chose him as his
successor and assured his nomination and election in 1981 as president of Albany's Common Council, the city's rough equivalent of a city
Mr. Corning's death left a budget
that had long been out of balance and a city government and political system
that was under pressure to modernize by curbing patronage and closing the
Mr. Whalen finished Mr. Corning's
term as mayor, and was re-elected to two more terms. He did not run for
re-election in 1993.
Mr. Whalen chose John Dale to be Albany's police chief, the first black man to command the force.
He improved the city's finances, appointed its first official budget director
and won the 1988 Financial Leadership Award of the United States Conference of Mayors.
By late in 1985, Albany was rebounding and enjoying an unparalleled cycle of
commercial investment and development. Officials and private executives gave
credit for the upswing to the aggressive business development programs
initiated by Mayor Whalen, on top of an improved national economy and the
commitment by two of the region's major financial institutions, Norstar Bancorp
and Keycorp, to build or expand their headquarters there.
A native of Albany, Thomas Michael Whalen III had schooling in the Albany area, graduated from ManhattanCollege and AlbanyLawSchool and served in the Army.
After stepping down as mayor, he
resumed practicing law and became chairman of the board of trustees of the AlbanyLawSchool.
He is survived by his wife, the former
Denis Marie O'Connor, whom he married in 1960; a daughter, Laura Whalen of Albany; and four sons, Thomas, of Seattle, Mark, of Albany and Matthew and Jonathan, both of Manhattan.
GRAPHIC: Photo: Thomas Whalen III
succeeded Erastus Corning 2nd as Albany mayor. (Keith Meyers/The New York Times, 1983)
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[JR: This gives everyone a sense of
how much work goes into getting this one obit for the readers. We need everyone
to be reporters. Thanks to Pete and Mike for catching it. Tom Whalen was a
reader until he got aggravated with the tone of some of my “editorializing”. I
am most sorry to hear of his accident and never held anything but good thoughts
about him. Even when people disagree, it doesn’t have to be “personal”.
Everyone does what they have to do. I would have like him to stay to be the
“counterbalance” or the “loyal opposition” (to steal a UK concept). In any event, he was too young and had a lot
left to give. He certainly made a positive contribution and was credit to Manhattan.]
Copyright 2002 Bergen Record
Corporation The Record (Bergen County, NJ) March 6, 2002 Wednesday All Editions SECTION: NEWS; Pg. l07 HEADLINE: OBITUARIES SOURCE: The Record
EDWARD J. STENSON, 83, of Valatie, N.Y., formerly of River Edge, died Monday. Before retiring in
1981, he worked for RCA Corp., Cherry Hill. He was a graduate of ManhattanCollege and received a master's degree from Stevens Institute of
Technology, Hoboken. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of
American Legion Post 226, River Edge. He was a parishioner of St. Peter the ApostleR.C.Church, River Edge, and ImmaculateConceptionR.C.Church, Mahwah. Arrangements: Beaugard Funeral Home, River Edge.
March 9, 2002 SOFTBALL BEATS PENN, 10-4, FOR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
ORLANDO, FL - The Manhattan College
softball team drew 17 walks and plated 10 runs en route to a 10-4 victory over
the University of Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon at the Rebel Games in
Orlando, FL. The win was the first of the season for the Lady Jaspers, who are
now 1-2 on the season, while Penn falls to 3-3.
The Lady Jaspers scored 10 runs on
just six basehits but capitalized on 17 walks by Quaker pitchers. Senior Kara
Husband (Depew, NY) picked up her first win of the season, working four
innings and allowing three hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Sophomore
Suzanne Masotto (Southbury, CT) drove in three runs for Manhattan, while co-captain Kathryn Bentz (Westchester, PA) drove in a pair of runs and stole two bases. The
newcomers to the Lady Jasper lineup came up big today, as freshman Jennifer
Falls, NY) went 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored. In addition,
freshmen Erika Kostik (Orangeburg, NY) and Maura Langan (Manasquan, NY) also knocked the first runs of their collegiate careers.
Manhattan returns to action tomorrow when they take on Central Florida at followed by George Mason at .
March 9, 2002 BASEBALL WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT WITH 10-4 WINOVERBOSTONCOLLEGE
BRADENTON, FL - Sophomore Matt
Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY) went 3-4 with five RBI to lead the Manhattan College
baseball team to a 10-4 victory over the Boston College Eagles Saturday
afternoon in Brandenton, FL. The win was the fifth in a row for the Jaspers,
who improve to 5-3 on the season.
The Jaspers scored 10 runs on 16
hits, and have now collected at least 12 hits in four of the last five
ballgames. Cucurullo was one of three Jaspers with multi-hit games, as Josh
Greco (Kensington, CT) went 2-6 with a pair of RBI and Jonathan Holzer (Brooklyn, NY) reached safely in all five plate appearances, going 3-3
with a pair of walks and two RBI. Greco and Cucurullo lead the Jaspers with
nine RBI on the season.
Freshman Ken Gleason (Glendale, NY) started for Manhattan, and gave up four runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings.
Freshman Mike Parisi (Lake Grove, NY) came in in relief to work the remaining 2 1/3 innings
for his first win of the season. Parisi entered the game in the bottom of the
seventh with the score tied at 4-4, and kept the Eagles off the board. The
Jaspers broke the game open with a four-run eighth inning to assume an 8-4
lead, and added two more runs in the top of the ninth for the final margin.
Manhattan returns to action tomorrow, March 10, when they face Northern Illinois at .
March 9, 2002 FREEMAN BREAKS AMERICAN COLLEGIATE RECORD AT NCAA
CHAMPIONSHIPS Freeman Places Second in the Weight Throw
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - ManhattanCollege's track and field athlete Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) broke the American collegiate record in the weight throw
today at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Indoor Championships held
at the RandalTysonCenter.
Freeman's second place throw of
23.19m (76'1") also set a new Jasper record. First place honors were
rewarded to Canadian thrower Scott Russell from the University of Kansas. Freeman was ranked first in the World and in the NCAA
for five weeks before Russell's throw of 24.72m knocked Freeman to second
place. As of Friday, March 8th , Freeman is the fifth-ranked weight thrower and
third-ranked American weight thrower in the World.
"Jacob started out a little
shaky after fouling twice in the preliminaries," said head coach Dan
Mecca, "but his last two throws in the finals really made a difference. I
believe Jacob finished with an outstanding series."
The Jaspers will kick off its 2002
outdoor season next weekend, March 16th, at the Willie Williams Invitational in
Tucson, AZ beginning at .
March 9, 2002 WOMEN'S LACROSSE LOSES HOME OPENER TO MT. ST. MARY'S, 15-9
RIVERDALE, NY- The Manhattan College women's lacrosse team lost its home opener 15-9
to Mount Saint Mary's College today at GaelicPark.
The Lady Jaspers fall to 0-4, while
the Mount advances to 1-2.
Mt. St. Mary's Nicole DiAngelo opened
up the scoring at the mark and
scored again at the mark.
DiAngelo led her team with a total of four goals, nine shots on goal and
collected three groundballs. Erin LaMotte and Colleen Curran would score again
before the Lady J's would get on the board with a free shot by sophomore
midfielder Alana Fevola (Pearl River, NY). Lara Steinbraker's lone goal of the game ended the
first half with a Mount led 12-3.
Mary Dudek (Pearl River, NY) began the second half with her second goal of the game.
Dudek totaled three shots on goal, collected two groundballs and two caused
turnovers. Rory Maguire (Bellerose Village, NY), who scored three goals in the last three minutes of the
game, brought the Lady J's to 8-15. Melissa Medina (Pearl River, NY) scored the last goal assisted by Erica St. Lucia (Delmar, NY) to end the game
The Lady J's will return to action on
Saturday, March 16th when they host Vermont at GaelicPark beginning at .
March 6, 2002 SOFTBALL DROPS DOUBLEHEADER AT ARMY IN SEASON OPENER
WEST POINT, NY - The Manhattan College softball team opened the 2002
season at the United
StatesMilitaryAcademy, but dropped both games of a doubleheader by scores of
4-1 and 6-0. Manhattan falls to 0-2 while Army improves to 2-0.
Army jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead
in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Nicki Robbins. The Black Knights
added another run in the bottom of the third on another run-scoring basehit by
Robbins. Manhattan got on the board in the top of the fifth on a solo
homerun by Melinda Whitaker (Saugerties, NY) to cut the deficit to 2-1. But the Black Knights tacked
on two more insurance runs in the next two innings, while allowing just three
Jasper hits. Julianne Soviero (East Satauket, NY) took the loss for Manhattan, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on nine
hits while striking out two.
In game two of the twinbill, Ashlie
Christian and Leigh Harrell combined for a three-hit shutout of the Jaspers.
Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY) took the loss for Manhattan, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing four runs on seven
hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Kathryn Bentz (Westchester, PA), Maura Langan (Manasquan, NJ) and Candace Petrillo (New Windsor, NY) each collected
basehits in the losing effort.
Manhattan travels to Orlando, FL over spring break for the Rebel Games. The Jaspers are
slated to take on St. Xavier in a scrimmage on Saturday, March 9 at and then face Pennsylvania at .
March 6, 2002 MEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO STONY BROOK 15-8 Freshman Eugene Tanner Scores Three Goals to Lead the
BRIDGEPORT, CT - The Manhattan College men's lacrosse team fell to StonyBrookUniversity 15-8 on Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference game held
at SacredHeartUniversity. Manhattan dropped to 0-3 while Stony Brook improved to 1-1.
Stony Brook jumped out to a 3-0 lead
on back-to-back goals by Trist Gillen and a third by Kevin Pall. Manhattan answered with consecutive goals by Eugene Tanner (Medford, NY) and Brady Becklo (Gill, MA) to cut the lead to one goal
(3-2). Stony Brook scored two unanswered goals to close out the quarter and
Tanner scored Manhattan's lone goal of the second quarter at the mark and Stony Brook retaliated just a minute later with
a goal by Sean Farrell. The Seawolves scored twice more to give Stony Brook an
8-3 edge at halftime.
Stony Brook charged out with three
goals in the first five minutes of play in the third quarter. Don Femminella (Massapequa, NY) scored on an assist from Tanner with left in the third quarter to start the Manhattan scoring effort. Mike Honors (Syracuse, NY) scored on an assist from Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO) with four minutes left to play in the quarter. Stony
Brook scored twice in the final two minutes to lead 13-5 heading into the
Manhattan out-scored Stony Brook 3-2 in the fourth on back-to-back
goals by Silva. Manhattan held the Seawolves scoreless in the final two minutes of
Manhattan returns to action on Wednesday, March 13 when they travel
to Lehigh for a match-up.
March 6, 2002 WOMEN'S LACROSSE DROPS GAME TO RUTGERS 16-1
BRUNSWICK, NJ- The Manhattan College women's lacrosse team dropped their third game of
the season to RutgersUniversity 16-1 today at Yurcak Field.
The Lady Jaspers fall to 0-3, while
the Scarlet Knights even their record to 1-1.
Sophomore midfielder Alana Fevola (Pearl River, NY) scored the first goal of the game with 27:45 left in the
Goalkeeper Maegan Cosgrove (Farmingdale, NY) made 10 saves in the contest and freshman goalkeeper Isy
Pananon (Burtonville, MD) entered the game for two saves, but it was not enough to
prevent Rugters' 16 goals. The Scarlet Knights were led by sophomore Cristina
Curiale, who totaled four goals and seven shots on goal.
The Lady J's will return to action on
Saturday, March 9th for their home opener against Mt. St. Mary's at GaelicPark beginning at .
March 6, 2002 ANDERSON, JASPERS SLUG PAST SEAHAWKS, 12-4, IN HOME OPENER
RIVERDALE, NY - Senior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) went 3-for-3 with a two-run homerun to lead the
Manhattan Jaspers to a convincing 12-4 victory over the visiting Wagner
Seahawks in the home opener for Manhattan at Van Cortlandt Park. With the win, Manhattan improves to 4-3, while Wagner falls to 0-6.
Manhattan jumped on the Seahawks early and often, scoring three
runs in each of the first two innings. Pitcher Taylor Brown (Newfield, NY) started strong, throwing three shutout innings, but the
Seahawks rallied for four runs in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to
6-4. Junior Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) came in in relief of Brown and held the Seahawks
scoreless for the remaining 3.1 innings. The game was called in the bottom of
the seventh with one out due to darkness.
Brown picked up his first win of the
season, pitching 3.2 innings while allowing four runs on five hits with two
strikeouts. Darcy struck out four, walked three and allowed three hits in 3.1
innings of relief.
Offensively, Anderson led the way, going 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs
scored. Anderson belted his second homerun in the bottom of the fourth, a
two-run shot, which gave the Jaspers an 8-4 lead. Sophomore Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY) also picked up three hits and drove in a run while
scoring four times. Freshman Gary Diaz (Naugatuck, CT) went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored a pair of runs.
Manhattan now travels to Florida for a 10-day, seven-game spring break trip. The Jaspers
are set to take on BostonCollege on Saturday, March 9 at in Bradenton, FL.
March 3, 2002 MEN'S TRACK & FIELD TEAM TAKE HOME FOURTH PLACE AT
IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS Cerasi Breaks School Record Once Again in the Mile at the
BOSTON, MA- The Manhattan College men's
track and field team took home fourth place honors with 36 points today at the
2002 IC4A Championships, while Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY) earned All-East
honors for the women in the ECAC Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center
in Boston, MA.
JuniorMattSpring (Marcy, NY) received All-East honors after placing third in the
3000m finals with a time of 8:15.26. Yesterday during the 3000m preliminaries,
Spring fell to the ground, returned to his feet to run the last 1000m with one
shoe and bleeding from both legs. After the race Spring required 11 stitches.
Junior Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) earned his fifth IC4A title this weekend after winning
the weight throw with a mark of 21.49m. This was Freeman's third consecutive
title in the weight throw. The other two titles Freeman holds are in the hammer
Sophomore Magnus Ahlen (Karlstad, Sweden) placed second in the long jump with a leap of 7.43m.
Senior Erik Rokeach (Middletown, NY) also jumped well earning him eighth place with a mark of
Senior Eddie Potter (Monroe, NJ) just qualified in the 400m preliminaries yesterday with
a time of 48.40 seconds. However, Potter was not able to compete in the finals
due to a pulled hamstring.
Senior Cerasi set a new school record
and personal best in the mile yesterday during the preliminaries with a time of
4:54.02. In the finals, Cerasi placed eighth with a time of 5:00.26 for her
first indoor All-East honor.
Junior Stefani Allen (Levittown, PA) qualified in the 200m with a time of 24.58 seconds
yesterday. However, she had to withdraw from the finals after straining her
quadriceps during warm-ups.
Freshman Jana Cagin (Stockholm, Sweden) also performed well this weekend. Cagin qualified in the
60m hurdles in a time of 8.98 seconds. However, her time of 8.96 seconds in the
finals did not place.
Next week Freeman will travel to Fayetteville, AR to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Men's Scoring: Rajne Svenssohn (Karlstad, Sweden) - 2nd place, Pentathlon
- 8 points Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) - 1st place, Weight
Throw -10 points Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) - 3th place, 3000m - 6 points Magnus Ahlen (Karlstad, Sweden) - 2nd place, Long Jump - 8
points Erik Rokeach (Middletown, NY) - 5th place, Long Jump - 4
points Total: 36 points, 4th place out of 78 teams
March 4, 2002 BASEBALL COMPLETES THREE-GAME SWEEP OF CENTENARY
SHREVEPORT, LA – The Manhattan College baseball team swept a three-game series from the
Centenary College Gents last weekend. Manhattan improves to 3-3 on the season, while the Gents fall to
In the first game on Friday, Manhattan scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning en route
to an 8-5 victory. Freshman Sly Gutierrez (Fresh Meadow, NY) went 3-4 in the
game, while four other Jaspers collected two hits apiece. Junior Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first win of the season,
allowing four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and just one walk.
Freshman Michael Parisi (Lake Grove, NY) came in to work the final 2 1/3 innings for his first
save of the year.
In game two, the Jaspers erupted for
14 runs on 17 hits including a six-run fourth innings and cruised to a 14-4
victory. Freshman Ken Gleason (Glendale, NY) pitched five strong innings allowing only one earned run
for his first win of the year. Freshman Gary Diaz (Naugatuck, CT) went 4-5 in the game with an RBI triple and three runs
scored. Gutierrez knocked in a pair of runs while catcher Josh Greco (Kensington, CT) went 3-5 with three RBI. Sophomore Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY) went 3-4 with a walk and scored three runs.
The threat of inclement weather
forced the Jaspers and Gents to play a doubleheader on Saturday. In game three
of the three-game series, senior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) pitched a complete game and picked up his first win of
the season in a 7-4 Manhattan victory. Anderson allowed four runs on six hits with four strikeouts over
seven innings. Offensively, the Jaspers broke the game open again in the fourth
inning, scoring four runs courtesy of five Centenary errors. Diaz went 2-5 in
the game with an RBI and two runs scored, while Gutierrez laced a base hit to
left in the top of the sixth inning to bring around two runs.
Manhattan opens its home schedule on Wednesday, March 6, hosting
Wagner at at Van
From: Michael F. McEneney Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 12:20 AM Subject: Jasper Jottings
It looks like I missed my third
edition of Jasper Jottings tonight. If you could e-mail me the site where I
could readthe missed copies, (until we
get back on the list) I would appreciate it.
Thanks, Mike McEneney,Esq.'53 BBA
[JR: It appears that for a variety of
reasons, email, from my perspective, all over the net, has been disrupted. I
had problems with two of the three mail programs I use for email for apparently
no good reason. A large number of readers bounced related to the @home fiasco.
It also appears that for a few weeks plain text was not being sent out but
something else. I have sent back issues to anyone who inquired. He web site
with all the reent issues has been updated. http://ferdinand_reinke.tripod.com/I’m not sure I an physically up to resending
three weeks worth of jottings, but, I will if there is a consensus that I
From: Michael F. McEneney Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 4:51 PM Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings
Received this weeks edition
today. Thanks. Still no sign of the last 2 weeks though. Keep up the good work.
News junkie keeps tabs on Northern
Ireland By PAUL GRONDAHL, Staff writer First published: Thursday, February 28, 2002
Perhaps no person on the planet is
better informed about the complex issues and tangled politics of Northern Ireland than John Fay, a transplanted CliftonPark resident who lives
Each morning, Fay, 37, rises before
the sun as his wife and three young children sleep. He turns on his laptop
computer, dials up an online service and begins a painstaking, two-hour process
of scouring newspaper Web sites and vacuuming up any article pertaining to Northern Ireland.
Newshound is Fay's handle. It's an
apt moniker for a news junkie offering a daily fix to others similarly
Fay's Web site
(http://www.nuzhound.com) has been praised for its comprehensiveness in the New
York Post, the Irish Times and London's Daily
"It's a tremendous source of
daily information on Northern Ireland,'' says Tom Constantine of Niskayuna, the former head
of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He is the oversight commissioner reviewing
sweeping reforms to the six-county province's Protestant-dominated police
service called for in the 1998 Good Friday peace accord.
"I made it mandatory reading
each morning for all the consultants I've assembled,'' says Constantine, who's
made 10 trips to Northern Ireland in the past 18 months. In that time, he's
printed out hundreds of articles on policing issues from Fay's Web site.
Fay has carried out his early morning
obsession faithfully since October 1996. He has missed his daily update on only
six days due to illness, travel or computer trouble.
Family feelings: While Fay struggles
to explain his fanatic dedication, his family is clear about their feelings
"It's the bane of his wife's
existence,'' says Fay's mom, Anne Fay, of Clifton Park, who emigrated to the
United States from Kilcock, County Kildare, in 1959. Her husband, John, who's
from CountyClare, works for Trustco Bank and she's a homemaker.
"My wife and kids hate Newshound
without a doubt,'' says Fay, a 1982 graduate of ShenendehowaHigh School. He updates the site when he visits his family in CliftonPark each summer and
even while on vacation.
"I wasn't their favorite person
when we were in Disney World and my kids were dying to get to the rides and I
said they had to wait until I finished the Newshound,'' says Fay. He also works
from home as a marketing consultant to new media companies.
He began Newshound as a lark.
"I've always loved newspapers
and keeping up on the news,'' says Fay, who delivered the Daily Gazette as a
boy in CliftonPark (his brothers delivered the Times Union). He later edited the
Quadrangle, the student paper at ManhattanCollege.
As a balm to feelings of
homesickness, Fay began regularly surfing the Internet in 1996. At the time, a
flood of American newspapers was coming online for free. Fay occasionally
downloaded interesting articles, bundled them together and sent them by e-mail
to a few friends and family members. He formalized and expanded the offerings
after creating his own Web site in the fall of 1996.
"I remember being very excited
when my daily hits went up from five to eight,'' says Fay, whose site now
receives thousands of hits and up to 100 e-mails each week responding to
Journalists in the U.S. and U.K. are
heavy users and Fay was informed that foreign policy analysts in the Clinton
administration had the site bookmarked and consulted it often.
Objectivity: What distinguishes Fay's
Web site from dozens of others devoted to Northern Ireland politics is its
objectivity. "I've made it a point not to let anybody know what I feel
about the issues,'' Fay says.
One of his primary motivations is to
strike a delicate balance and to neutralize coverage that's often fiercely
partisan. "The news I got here in Ireland was completely different from
the coverage in America and I had the sense that I wasn't getting the full
story from either side,'' he says. "I figured if I gathered all the
viewpoints from around the world, a reader could come closer to getting the
Fay's daily trolling for news is a
labor of love and labor-intensive. The challenge begins with a 56K modem and
dial-up Internet service. "It's hard to get a decent phone line here,''
says Fay. Direct, high-speed online has not yet arrived in his home of Bray,
County Wicklow, a town of 20,000 about 15 miles south of Dublin.
He does not have a program that pulls
out keywords or any other form of automation. He scans some three dozen papers
and has a kind of internal antenna for his subject matter.
"I go to the same papers in the
same order each morning and start reading coverage from Europe and scroll down
quickly,'' Fay says. "Anything pertaining to Ireland just jumps off the
screen at me.''
Fay then makes links to stories he
selects so that a user simply clicks on a headline, which goes directly to the
paper's Web site to read the full story for free.
"The newspapers know what I'm
doing and they're quite happy to have the extra hits,'' Fay says.
He only scans newspapers with free
Web sites and recently dropped Irish News because it started charging. It left
Newshound with a gap, but he's negotiating with the paper to bring it back into
Plenty of potential: Fay's Web site
would be awash in red ink if he stopped to calculate his time, phone charges
and other costs. The only revenue it generates is $100 per week from publishers
advertising a book. "That doesn't cover costs, but the site has a lot of
potential,'' says Fay. He's had some interest from Irish companies about
acquiring it and hopes his years of toil will pay off at some point with a
"I can't believe he has the
discipline to look through so many papers every day, but he's always been
thorough and conscientious,'' says his mother. "We all hope it will grow
into something worthwhile financially.''
In the meantime, Newshound feeds
Fay's Irish-American soul.
Fay visited Dublin the summer of his
junior year of college, and returned for graduate studies at Trinity College.
He met the woman who would become his
wife at Trinity. Fay and his wife, Caroline, a high school teacher, have lived
outside Dublin since 1991, near her family. They have two daughters, Fiona, 10
and Dearbhla, 6, and a son, Eoghan, 1.
Fay, who has dual citizenship, has no
plans to return to the U.S. He keeps in touch via e-mail to family and friends,
reading American newspapers and playing rotisserie league baseball with high
school friends in the Capital Region.
Fay claims he's at a disadvantage in
the fantasy game because Irish TV doesn't broadcast American baseball games.
"There's no danger of me winning,'' says Fay, a die-hard New York Mets
fan. "I'm just in it for the emotional ties.''
-- end --
[JR: Hey your right. The Ghost in
Microsoft Word strikes again. Hey, after reading the news story, it seems we’re
kindred spirits. Except yours’ is a much harder task. Thanks for the input and
Just wanted to mention that my
brother Kevin R. Walsh (class of 1980) was selected as an Aide to the Grand
Marshall for this year's Yonkers St. Patrick's Day parade, which was on Sunday
March 2.He will be marching down 5th
Ave. with the Manhattan College Gaelic Society for the 26th year in a row on
For thosewho enjoy Irish music, Kevin has helped
arrange a concert featuring a rare Westchester appearance by the Makem Brothers
at Christ the King School, 750 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY on Sat. March 9 at
8:00PM.Also appearing will be Yonkers'
own Pike Traditional Irish Dancers.Tickets are $25.00 and proceeds will benefit Christ the King
school.For tickets or info call Kevin
Wals at 914-376-5907 or e-mail him at CTKConcert@Makem.com.Come enjoy some great Irish music and help
support Catholic education.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Maura Walsh Ledrick (class of 1982)
[JR: Congrats to Kevin.
Unfortunately, your event information arrived to late to be out before the
event. If everyone can get them in sooner that would make this a more valuable
source to everyone.]
From: Peter Lutz Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 10:00 AM Subject: Re: Fwd: Jasper Jottings 2002-03-03 (from home)
You're back ! Glad to see it...I went
to the Alumni Career Seminar at the College last week and I mentioned Jasper
Jottings and someone else asked where you were since we missed the email that
week. Glad to have you back !
Regards, Peter Lutz
[JR: I never stopped. It was the
email gremlins that ate two weeks in one fell swoop. BUT, I received my TWO
echo copies fine (i.e., I have two of my alternative email addresses in the
list to check that it goes out), go figure?]
From: Juan C Gonzalez Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 3:08 PM Subject: New email address
I have enjoyed your jasper jottings
emails.Please change my email address
Thanks, Juan C Gonzalez, Class of 1971
[JR: Juan, you are among the many
that were lost in the recent @HOME debacle. Welcome back. If anyone else knows
someone who was affected, please remind them that they need to tell people
about their new addresses.]
“Gary Condit lost his bid for
re-election last night. He said that he’s spent 30 years in public service and
that he lives by the sword and dies by the sword. Too bad he just didn't keep
that sword in his pants.” Jay Leno
Perhaps, with Condit’s loss,
Americans are finally putting their foot down about what type of conduct they
will accept from politicians. One can only hope!