Sunday 17 March 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 964 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget: … … 

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

Thursday, April 11th - NYC Club of Manhattan College Alumni
            RSVP Alumni Relations fax (718) 862-8013


The Jaspers were on NYC Channel 4 at about 1:42 when they covered the parade. Brother President was interviewed.


Brother President said 20 Jaspers lost their lives in 911. I had only reported 19! Here’s the list.

• Robert Baierwalter '79

• Michael Carroll '84

• Joseph Coppo '75

• Michael J. Duffy '93, son of Judge John Duffy '59

• Kevin Frawley '90

• Richard Gabriel '71, deceased (son of Barbara Gabriel retiree)

• John Gallagher '91

• Salvatore Gitto '78, deceased

• Joseph Holland '91, deceased

• Lt. Joseph Leavey '77

• Michael J. Lyons '93

• Brian P. Magee '73, deceased

• Robert McCarthy '90

• Richard Morgan '59

• Dennis Moroney '84

• Timothy O' Sullivan '64 (former Director of Personnel, Manhattan College)

• Robert Regan '75

• Antonio A. Rocha '90

• John Tobin '76

• James Quinn '99, missing

I am sorry for the oversight; as well as being sorry for their untimely deaths. As oon as I find my list, I’ll know which one was added and slipped under my radar.


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Here comes the news after this comment.

“The sexual abuse scandal engulfing the Roman Catholic Church, far from being nearly over, has only begun. Across the country, in an effort to restore credibility, many dioceses after another is volunteering to turn over its records to prosecutors. The publicity is emboldening more people to step forward with accusations of of sexual abuse. The news media daily are exposing new cases of priests accused as pedophiles and new reports of cover-ups.”

It’s a sad day when this takes over the headlines. About all one can do is pray that Catholic institutions come thru this with a determination to do better. It’s a real black eye to all the good men in the Church.

Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

"Collector-in-chief" John



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Copyright 2002 Business Wire, Inc.  
Business Wire
March 15, 2002, Friday
DISTRIBUTION: Business Editors
HEADLINE: Former CEO and President of George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd, Charles J. Weber, Joins Security Biometrics, Inc. Advisory Board

Security Biometrics, Inc. (OTCBB: SBTI), is pleased to announce that entertainment and communications' industry executive, Charles J. Weber, has joined the Security Biometrics' advisory board. Charles J. Weber, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd., where he was responsible for overseeing such blockbuster and record-breaking movies as "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

Mr. Weber also served as the COO of Embassy Communications--a Norman Lear (creator of Archie Bunker and All in the Family) and Jerry Perenchio company--where Charles was the Executive in Charge of the feature film "Blade Runner".

Mr. Weber served as CEO of Entertainment Company of America (ECA), a developer of interactive in-flight systems, with expertise in distribution, programming, and technical support re: in-flight audio/video broadcasts, games, merchandising, and on board communications' infrastructures.

While Mr. Weber was the CEO of CanWest International, a CanWest Global Communications Corp. company, he was responsible for the development and acquisition of synergy-minded companies and strategic investments; which served to add to the CanWest Global Communications Corp's broadcast and media interests' umbrella, outside of Canada. Mr. Weber is member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a genuine philanthropist whom also sits on the board of the Starlight Children's Foundation International, an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and received a Master's degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Security Biometrics, Chairman and CEO Ken Barr said: "A company is only as strong as the people behind it, and we are delighted to have such a powerful influence as Charles J. Weber join our team as an advisory board member. I believe it is the tremendous potential in Security Biometric, Inc. and our coveted technologies that are attracting such prolific talent and this is great testament to that."

Mr. Barr also went on to add: "We expect Mr. Weber to play a very key role in accelerating the growth of SBI's vertical and strategic partnership relationships-seeking to leverage our Company and its core umbrella of technologies with major players in the entertainment field, which Mr. Weber has shown numerous time in the past that he excels at with whirlwind efficiencies. Mr. Weber's second to none skill sets will focus on Vertical synergies in the Interactive TV, Video Gaming, Web TV, and Biometric Security applications banking, port-of-entry and financial sectors--markets."


"Whether raising over $300 million on Wall Street to fund a real estate operation or helping a charitable institution, Weber uses his finely tuned business sense. He explains, "The common thread throughout my eclectic background has been business. I have negotiated with major film studios that had been dealing in the same way for the last half century. It's a real hardball league."

About Security Biometrics Inc.

Security Biometrics Inc. (, through its wholly owned subsidiary Netface Ltd., develops, markets and distributes PenFlow(TM), dynamic biometric technologies related to the security applications of banking and financial transactions and Gesture Recognition (GRT) for use in the multi billion dollar video gaming, interactive TV markets. Biometric technologies measure operative human characteristics such as: voice recognition; signature recognition; keystroke recognition; and gesture recognition. It simplifies human interaction with electronic devices and machines by allowing intuitive communication with computers and machines. Security Biometrics Inc., recently filed for a method patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for its Short Loop Identity Verification technologies, which incorporates various biometric solutions, including dynamic signature verification technology.

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For more information on this Security Biometrics Inc. technology partnership, please visit our web site or contact Chris Farnworth or Trent Dahl Tel: 1-866-522-3888 Fax:1-604-609-7715  CONTACT: Security Biometrics Inc.

Chris Farnworth or Trent Dahl, 1-866/522-3888 Fax: 1-604/609-7715 web site:  URL:

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David M. Kubilus joined the company in February 1998 as Director of Operations for the Commercial Systems Division. His management experience was gained supplying both commercial and military-qualified defense and space electronics to U.S. Government and international customers. Dave managed quality assurance efforts for both the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) and Space Systems divisions of Northrop Grumman. At Westinghouse, he held several Operations Department management positions overseeing subcontractor evaluation, customer product qualification testing, ISO9000 process certification, and facility improvement. Mr. Kubilus holds a mechanical engineering degree from Manhattan College in New York City.

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The Harry Ransom Center 2001-2002 Research Fellowships

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded 37 fellowships as part of its 2001-2002 Research Fellowship program. The awards provide short-term residencies for scholars engaged in post-doctoral research based on the Center's collections. The 2001-2002 Research Fellowships Award winners are:

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Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 10:19:25 EST
From: Stephane Audrin (BSEE 89)
Subject: Jasper Jottings Contribution


This is my first time writing but I would like to send some information to the Jottings "Engagement" Section.

Name- Stephane Audrin BSEE 89.
Engaged to Patricia O'Driscoll- St.John's 93- of Forest Hills. Wedding Date May 27th.

Currently a Senior Instrumentatin and Controls Engineer working at Burns and Roe - An engineering / consulting firm. Completing my Masters of Bus Admin (MBA 2002) specializing in finance at the Buruch College Zicklin School of Business. Living in Middle Village, New York.

[JR: Congrats. I hope the best for you. Don’t be a stranger. All contributions are welcome. I have to fill this up some how.]




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[Collector's prayer: And, may perpetual light shine on our fellow departed Jaspers, and all the souls of the faithful departed.]


Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
March 16, 2002, Saturday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section A; Page 13; Column 1; Business/Financial Desk
HEADLINE: Thomas F. Leahy, 64, Ex-Leader of CBS TV

Thomas F. Leahy, a former president of the CBS television network, died March 8 in Manhattan. He was 64 and lived in Bronxville, N.Y.

He had been undergoing treatment for cancer, CBS said. Mr. Leahy led the network from 1986 through 1989, after which he became president of a new CBS marketing division.

He retired in 1992 after three decades with the company.

In the 1980's, he was executive vice president of the CBS Broadcast Group for a time, beginning in 1981. In that post, he was responsible for the CBS Network and CBS Entertainment divisions and oversaw the broadcasting of the Tony Awards on CBS from 1983 to 1990.

In recent years, he served as president of the nonprofit Theater Development Fund -- the operator of the TKTS booths.

At his death, he was chairman of the board of the Broadway Association and president of Studio Lane Productions Inc., a programming consultant to the Cablevision Systems Corporation.

For a time he was also dean of the Queens College school of journalism, media and information studies, having been named to the post when the school was founded in 1998.

Thomas Francis Leahy was born in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.

He is survived by his wife, Patti; four daughters, Allison Leahy, of Boston; Patti Ann Brandon, Kirsten Leahy and Caitlin Leahy, all of Bronxville; a son, Thomas Jr., also of Bronxville; and four grandchildren.

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Copyright 2002 The Hearst Corporation  
The Times Union (Albany, NY)
March 12, 2002 Tuesday THREE STAR EDITION
HEADLINE: Longtime councilman Raymond N. Vacca dies; Schenectady He also served as a coach and athletic director at Mont Pleasant High School
BYLINE: Marv Cermak; Staff Writer

Raymond N. Vacca, a legendary city political and sports figure, died Monday at his Van Vranken Avenue home. He was 86.

He served for 20 years on the Schenectady City Council. He was also a coach and athletic director at the former Mont Pleasant High School. Vacca was an avid golfer and distance walker throughout his retirement years. However, after suffering a heart attack last Christmas Eve in Texas, where he was visiting relatives, his physical condition deteriorated.

"He was doing fairly well when we were able to return him from Texas about a month ago, but he started slipping in recent days," said his son, Raymond Vacca Jr.

The elder Vacca, a Republican, was a city councilman from 1957-77. During much of that record 20-year span he was the council majority leader. He retired from teaching and coaching in the early 1980s.

"People loved Vacca not only at Mont Pleasant High, but citywide, which is evidenced by the fact he was undefeated in five council elections," said Larry Mulvaney, retired head football coach at Mont Pleasant.

During his 20-year career as track and field coach Mont Pleasant won 16 Sectional championships. He was inducted into the Schenectady School District Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.

Vacca was a 1936 graduate of the former Nott Terrace High and a 1940 graduate of Manhattan College. He was a track and field standout at both schools.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lena Lewis Vacca, and two children, Raymond N. Vacca Jr. of Schenectady and Linda McKeough of Pittsburgh, Pa., and three grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the De Marco-Stone Funeral Home at 1605 Helderberg Avenue in Rotterdam. Funeral services will be at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed at 9 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church in Schenectady.

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Copyright 2002 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.  
The New York Post
March 14, 2002, Thursday
SECTION: All Editions; Pg. 076
BYLINE: Steve Serby

HERE comes March Madness.

Here come 18 days that will captivate Hoop America and capture imaginations from coast to coast.

Here come all the little schools, all the little dreamers, that want to be Hickory High in the movie "Hoosiers."

Here come the dynasties - the Dukes, Kansases, Kentuckys, UCLAs - seeking one more championship banner for their hallowed rafters. Here comes Bobby Knight - but not in that red Indiana sweater this time. Here comes Bobby Knight with Texas Tech.

Here come the buzzer beaters.

Here come the nets being cut down.

Here come the cheerleaders and the bands.

Here come the cheers of the victors and the tears of seniors with no more college games to play.

Here come the office pools and the poor souls with the gambling addictions and the bookies cleaning up.

The Michael Jordans don't play here anymore; they come out of high school now and go straight to the pros and become millionaires, whether they have a driver's license or not.

It doesn't mean the romance has gone.

The beauty of the NCAA Tournament is you can be a mighty program such as Duke, the defending champion, and you can have one bad night, against someone like Winthrop, or Hampton, or Central Connecticut State, and you are packing your bags and going home.

The images are etched in our consciousness and everlasting:

The late Jim Valvano, who Dared to Dream at North Carolina State, dancing in glee in Albuquerque the night he shocked Houston's Phi Slama Jama.

Rollie Massimino and Villanova playing that perfect game to upset Patrick Ewing and Georgetown in 1985.

Looie Carnesecca and That Sweater embracing Chris Mullin on St. John's way to that same Final Four.

The late Al McGuire, crying on the triumphant Marquette bench after stunning North Carolina in his final game in 1977.

The stoic John Wooden and sky-hooking Lew Alcindor, dominating everyone in their path.

Jim Calhoun and UConn upsetting Elton Brand and Duke for the 1999 championship.

Michigan State's Magic Johnson whipping Larry Bird and Indiana State in the 1979 championship game.

Loyola-Marymount's Bo Kimble shooting free throws to honor Hank Gathers, his tragically-fallen former teammate.

Duke's Christian Laettner miraculously beating Kentucky 104-103 in overtime a decade ago in The Greatest Game Ever Played.

New York has given us unexpected first-round gallantry:

Fran Fraschilla and Manhattan College stunning Oklahoma in 1995.

Jeff Ruland and Iona scaring Syracuse; Jay Wright and Hofstra scaring UCLA.

Pete Carril and backdoor Princeton scaring holy hell out of everyone.

Here comes St. John's and Marcus Hatten carrying the New York banner alone this time.

Here come all the big-name coaches with their television shows and sneaker contracts and basketball camps, and all the "student-athletes" who are asked to shove their school books to the background and don't make a cent.

Here come the great Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), the irrepressible Knight, the white-haired Lute Olson (Arizona), the cholesterol-challenged Rick Majerus (Utah).

Here come Roy Williams (Kansas) and Gary Williams (Maryland) - no relation - and Bob Huggins (Cincinnati), desperate to get over the hump and win that first national championship.

Here come glamour boys Jason Williams and Mike Dunleavy (Duke), Juan Dixon (Maryland), Drew Gooden (Kansas), Tayshaun Prince (Kentucky).

Under the bright lights of the national spotlight, some will rise to the occasion and make names for themselves.

Some will be Danny Manning, single-handedly beating Billy Tubbs and Oklahoma in the championship game.

Some will be Scotty Thurman swishing from downtown Little Rock in the final minute of the 1994 championship game against Duke.

Some will melt under the pressure cooker.

Some will be Fred Brown of Georgetown throwing the ball to the wrong team or Chris Webber of Michigan calling a timeout he didn't have.

March Gladness everywhere. Here comes March Madness.

GRAPHIC: MAGIC MOMENTS: The start of another NCAA tournament evokes memories of the Larry Bird-Magic Johnson battle in 1979, Christian Laettner's dagger vs. Kentucky in 1992 and the stunning upset of Georgetown by Rollie Massimino and Villanova in 1985. AP photos

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Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 15:15:56 -0800 (PST)
From: James Gannon


Could you please add my resume to the Jasper Jottings newsletter as well. I have attached it in case you cannot find it. Thanks again for all of your help.

James Gannon


James J. Gannon
837 71st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Personal Statement 

Analytically oriented financial professional experienced in auditing operations of brokerage firms within the financial services sector. Diversified background in accounting, fund/ cash flow management, performance reporting, regulatory compliance, and financial analysis. Combines strong decision making skills, budget development and management with a comprehensive knowledge of cost improvement. Strong PC/ spreadsheet skills, excellent multi-tasking, and capable of stepping into higher levels of responsibility. Effective communicator and problem solver. Earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Finance and Management from Manhattan College.


2000-2002 New York Stock Exchange - New York, NY
                         Examiner- Member Firm Regulation

- Conducted 20 + Financial/ Operational compliance examinations of NYSE member
     firms - (HSBC, SG Cowen, BNY Clearing, etc.)
- Managed team of three to five auditors on five routine examinations
- Supervised five participants of the training class, conducted a training class on the
     Sales Practice Review, became a mentor of one member of the training class

1999-2000 New York Stock Exchange - New York, NY

- Assisted in coordination between member firms and NYSE
- Attended several workshops regarding the securities industry
- Conducted special projects which allowed the examination process to operate
      more efficiently

1996-1999 GDC Construction Corporation - New York, NY
                        Assistant to the Vice President

- Acted as liaison to the customer regarding the ongoing progress of the
         construction project
- Coordinated the various construction matters amongst the staff
- Made decisions in order to finish tasks in a timely manner


1996-2000 Manhattan College - Riverdale, NY
- B.S., Double Major Finance and Management
- G.P.A. 3.3 (Cumulative)
- Finance - managed an operating budget of $350,000
- Management - participated in Management weekend
- Student Body President - elected from peers to communicate the voice
    of the students to the administration of the college
- Pen & Sword Honor Society

Computer Skills
- Expert in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, and Internet Explorer

- National Alumni Council - co-chairman of the Young Alumni Association
- Ancient Order of Hibernians - awarded the 1995 Irish Way Scholarship
- Knights of Columbus - helped plan and coordinate several functions within
      the Brooklyn community

[JR: Done as requested.]





March 16, 2002
Eugene Tanner Scores Four Goals in Second Straight Jasper Victory

LEXINGTON, VA - Freshman Eugene Tanner (Medford, NY) scored four goals and assisted on another to lead the Manhattan College men's lacrosse team to a 12-7 victory over Virginia Military Institute Saturday afternoon. Manhattan, which picked up its second straight victory, improves to 2-3 on the season. VMI falls to 1-3.

The Jaspers took a 4-1 lead in the first quarter, behind two goals and an assist from junior Nick Silva (Chesterfield, OH). Manhattan added two more goals in the second period, and led 6-2 at halftime.

Manhattan led 10-3 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Keydets outscored the Jaspers 4-2 in the fourth for the final margin.

Silva scored three goals and had three assists on the day, while freshman Justin Otto (Merrick, NY) contributed a pair of goals and an assist. Mike Honors (Syracuse, NY), Anthony Pintauro (Williston Park, NY) and Marty DarConte (Commack, NY) all scored one goal apiece in the win.

Manhattan returns to action on Sunday, March 24, for its home and league opener against Canisius at 1:00 at Gaelic Park.


March 16, 2002

RIVERDALE, NY- The Manhattan College women's lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker game to the University of Vermont, 9-6, at Gaelic Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Jaspers fall to 0-5, while the Catamounts kicked off their season with a victory and are now 1-0.

Mary Dudek (Pearl River, NY) scored the first goal of the game at the 25:14 mark. Vermont's Courtney Keefe tied the game at the 23:32 mark from a free position shot. After a Vermont turnover, Alana Fevola (Pearl River, NY) retrieved the ball and attacked for the goal to give Manhattan a 2-1 lead. The defense of senior goalie Maegan Cosgrove (Farmingdale, NY), who had eight dynamic saves, helped maintain the Lady J lead into halftime.

In the second half, both teams stormed back on the field to score two goals apiece to bring Vermont to within a one point deficit. Rory Maguire (Bellerose Village, NY) scored her first of two goals of the day at the 27:46 mark and assisted Fevola for another Jasper goal, before Vermont rallied back for five uncontested goals to bring the score to 9-5. Manhattan continued to push on with less then two minutes remaining. Sophomore Nora Jacquette (Philadelphia, PA) found an opening at the 1:42 mark for the goal assisted by Maguire; however, they would succumb to the visiting Catamounts with the final score of 9-6.

Sophomore Maguire led the team with a total of two goals, two assists, eight shots on goal, and collected five groundballs.

The Lady J's will return to action on Tuesday, March 19th when they host Wagner at Gaelic Park beginning at 3:30pm.


March 16, 2002

ORLANDO, FL. - The Manhattan College softball team lost the final two games of its Spring Break trip to Bethune Cookman Friday afternoon by scores of 3-0 and 2-1. The Lady Jaspers drop to 3-8 on the season.

In the first game, freshmen Jennifer McCracken (Wappingers Falls, NY) and Margaret Lafex (Syracuse, NY) provided the only offense for the Lady J's, each with one basehit. Senior Julianne Soviero (East Setauket, NY) took the loss for Manhattan, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits with two strikeouts.

In the second game, the Jaspers trailed 1-0 heading into the seventh inning before junior Stephanie Haller (Poland, OH) drew a bases-loaded walk to knot the game at 1-1. The game remained tied after seven, but Manhattan failed to push across a run in the top half of the eighth. Senior Kara Husband (Depew, NY) came in to pitch the eighth inning, but gave up the game-winning run to the Lady Wildcats. Junior Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY) started the game, working seven innings and allowed one run on six hits with one strikeout and one walk. Offensively for the Jaspers, freshman Maura Langan (Manasquan, NJ) was 2-3, scored a run and was hit by a pitch, while juniors Kathryn Bentz (Westchester, PA) and Jennifer Kamph (Ozone Park, NY) also collected basehits in the losing effort.

Manhattan opens it home slate on Thursday, March 21, hosting Monmouth at 2:30 PM in Gaelic Park.


March 16, 2002
Wendell Anderson Strikes Out 10 For Complete Game Victory

BOCA RATON, FL. - Senior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) pitched a complete game, struck out 10 batters, and drove in two runs at the plate to lead the Manhattan College baseball team to an 8-1 victory over Miami (OH) Saturday afternoon. The Jaspers went 5-2 on their Spring Break trip to Florida and improve to 9-5 on the season.

Anderson surrendered just one solo homerun in the seventh and went the distance for Manhattan's fourth win in a row. Anderson also had a fine day offensively, driving in two runs on a double and a triple, while also picking up two walks and stealing a base. Sophomore Frank Cappello (Pelham, NY) was 2-3 with a triple and an RBI, as the Jaspers scored eight runs on 10 hits. The Jaspers have allowed only one run in each of the last three ballgames.

Manhattan returns to action on Thursday, March 21, when they travel to Hofstra for a 3:00 non-conference game.


March 15, 2002
Junior Nick Silva Picked to the Preseason All-MAAC Team

EDISON, NJ - The Manhattan College men's lacrosse team was picked to finish fourth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll conference officials announced Wednesday. Mount St. Mary's College, the defending MAAC champion, was picked to repeat this season.

Manhattan finished 5-10, 3-6 in the MAAC last season, but return nine starters this year including Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO) who was named to the 2002 Preseason All-MAAC First Team. Silva, the 2000 MAAC Rookie of the Year, is a two-time All-MAAC honoree. Silva is a midfielder with 73 career points on 34 goals and 39 assists.

Manhattan is currently 1-3 on the season and will face VMI at Noon on Saturday in Lexington, VA.


March 15, 2002
Freshman Ken Gleason Throws One-Hitter

BOCA RATON, FL. - Freshman Ken Gleason (Glendale, NY) pitched a complete game one-hitter and four different players drove in runs as the Manhattan College baseball team beat the Monmouth University Hawks by a score of 5-1 in Boca Raton, FL Thursday evening. Then in the second game on Friday afternoon, the Jaspers edged the Hawks, 2-1. Manhattan improves to 8-5 on the season.

In the first game, Gleason gave up a solo homerun in the first inning but would not allow another hit the entire game. Offensively, five Jaspers had multi-hit games. Freshman Gary Diaz (Naugatuck, CT) was 2-4 with an RBI, sophomore Matt Cucurrullo (Valhalla, NY) was also 2-4 with a double and an RBI, freshman Chris Gaskin (Rego Park, NY) was 3-3 with a double and an RBI, sophomore Frank Cappello (Pelham, NY) was 2-4 with an RBI, and sophomore Josh Greco (Kensington, CT) was 2-4 with a triple.

In game two, junior Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) pitched seven strong innings and sophomore Ian Quinn (Catskill, NY) worked the final two innings for the save in a one-run victory for the Jaspers. Freshmen Eric Fierro (Levittown, NY) and Zach Sousa (Waterford, CT) each drove in runs in the win.

Manhattan returns to action on Saturday, March 16 when the Jaspers wrap up their Spring Break trip against Miami (OH) at 10:00 AM.


March 15, 2002

ORLANDO, FL - The Manhattan College softball team was shutout in both games of a doubleheader against South Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaspers dropped the first game 9-0 in five innings and the second by a score of 4-0. Manhattan is now 3-6 on the season.

In the first game, the Lady Jaspers managed just four basehits as the Bulls used a five-run third and a three-run fourth inning to secure the victory. Freshmen Erika Kostik (Orangeburg, NY) and Maura Langan (Manasquan, NJ), junior Stephanie Haller (Poland, OH) and senior Kara Husband (Depew, NY) each contributed hits in the losing effort. Husband took the loss for Manhattan, working 3 2/3 innings and allowing nine runs on nine hits with two strikeouts and four walks.

In the second game, South Florida scored all four runs in the first two innings. The Lady Jaspers were held to just two hits, one by Kostik and the other by junior Candace Petrillo (New Windsor, NY). Brianne Illanovsky (Matamoras, PA) took the loss, pitching six innings and allowing four runs on five hits with one strikeout and four walks.

The Lady Jaspers return to action on Friday when they conclude their spring break trip against Bethune Cookman at 3:00 PM.


March 14, 2002
Luis Flores Ties Career-High With 33 Points

VILLANOVA, PA. - Despite a career-high 33 points from sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY), the Manhattan Jaspers lost to Villanova, 84-69, in the first round of the Owens Corning National Invitation Tournament Thursday evening at The Pavilion. Manhattan ends its season with a 20-9 overall record.

Manhattan scored the first 11 points of the game, including nine by Flores, and held Villanova scoreless for the first 7:10 of the first half. The Wildcats responded with a 10-4 run to close the gap to 15-10. Later in the half, Villanova made it a one-possession game on a three-pointer by Gary Buchanan, to cut the deficit to 26-23 at the 2:57 mark. But the Jaspers maintained their lead and took a 33-27 edge into the lockerroom. Flores hit 7-12 shots including a pair of three-pointers for 16 first-half points. Manhattan forced 14 Wildcat turnovers and shot 45% from the floor.

Villanova inched back into it the second half an rallied to tie the game at 43-43 on a pair of free throws by Brooks Sales at the 12:41 mark. After the Jaspers turned the ball over on their next possession, Sales converted a layup at the other end to give Villanova its first lead of the game. Manhattan tied it up again on a pair of free throws by Flores, but Reggie Bryant answered at the other end with a three-pointer to give the Wildcats the lead for good. Manhattan trailed by only six with five minutes to go, but Villanova scored six straight points to assume a double-digit lead and the Jaspers would get no closer than seven the rest of the way. Villanova shot 62% from the field in the second half and hit 16-19 from the line.

Flores tied his career-high with 33 points on 13-21 shooting to lead all scorers. Sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) was the only other Jasper in double figures with 19 points and four steals. Senior Von Damien "Mugsy" Green (New York, NY) finished with nine points, six assists and four steals in his final game in a Jasper uniform. Villanova had four players in double figures led by Buchanan's 22.


March 13, 2002
Freshman Eugene Tanner Scores Game-Winning Goal

BETHLEHEM, PA - The Manhattan College men's lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season with a 7-6 victory over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Wednesday afternoon to improve to 1-3 on the year. Lehigh dropped to 1-3.

Manhattan trailed 1-0 late in the first period until freshman Marty DarConte (Commack, NY) scored at the 2:32 mark to tie the game at 1-1. Freshman Eugene Tanner (Medford, NY) scored the first of his three goals with 10:27 left to play in the second quarter. Tanner struck again just over a minute later to give Manhattan a 3-1 advantage. Mike Rabinovitz retaliated for the Mountain Hawks and scored back-to back goals to knot the game at 3-3 at halftime.

Although Manhattan scored first in the third period, on a goal by Justin Otto (Merrick, NY) and assisted by DarConte, Lehigh scored three unanswered goals, two by senior Tony Lowe, to lead 6-4 at the start of the fourth period.

The Jaspers dominated the fourth quarter scoring back-to-back goals 30 seconds apart to tie the game at 6-6. Brady Becklo (Gill, MA) fired a shot in at 12:56 on an assist from Mike Honors (Syracuse, NY). Just seconds later, senior Mike Kelly (Syracuse, NY) scored on a set play from Tony Pintauro (Williston Park, NY) to tie the game at 6-6. After a few see-saw battles at both goals, Manhattan set up the game winning goal by Tanner on a brilliant pass from Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO). Manhattan's defense held fast to ensure the win.

Manhattan returns to action on Saturday, March 16 when they travel to VMI for a 12 Noon game.

  1 2 3 4 Total
Manhattan College 1 2 1 3 7
Lehigh University 1 2 3 0 6

MC: Tanner 3, DarConte 1, Becklo 1, Kelly 1, Otto1 .
LU: Lowe 2, Rabinovitz 2, Morin 1, Lucas 1.

MC: DarConte 1, Honors 1, Pintauro 1, Silva 1.
LU: Cohen 2, Wasch 1, Titus 1, Rabinovitz 1.

MC 12
LU 20

MC 44
LU 25


March 12, 2002
Freshman Fierro Collects Four Hits in Come-From-Behind Victory

BRADENTON, FL. - Freshman Eric Fierro (Levittown, NY) went 4-4 to lead the Manhattan College baseball team to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Bucknell Bison in Bradenton, FL. Manhattan improves to 6-5 on the season.

Trailing 4-0 after two innings, the Jaspers rallied for two runs in the third inning, three in the fifth on a bases-clearing double by sophomore Frank Cappello (Pelham, NY), and one more in the eighth for the win. Fierro had a memorable game, picking up his first basehit as a Jasper en route to a perfect 4-4 afternoon at the plate. Freshman Gary Diaz (Naugatuck, CT) was 2-5 in the game, and has now hit safely in nine of the 10 games he has appeared in. Sophomore Jonathan Holzer (Brooklyn, NY) went 2-3 with a walk, and freshman Chris Gaskin (Rego Park, NY) was 2-5 with a triple.

Freshman Mike Parisi (Lake Grove, NY) got the start for the Jaspers and pitched a complete game, allowing only two earned runs for the win.

Manhattan now travels to Boca Raton, FL, where they will take on Monmouth on Thursday and Friday, March 14 (2:00 PM) and 15 (12:00 PM) and Miami (OH) on Saturday, March 16 (10:00 AM).


March 12, 2002

ORLANDO, FL - The Manhattan College softball team won it second game in a row, defeating Indiana-Purdue/Ft. Wayne 6-2 in Orlando, FL late Monday evening. Manhattan improves to 3-4 on the season.

Junior Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY) went the distance for the Lady Jaspers, pitching Manhattan's first complete game of the season. She allowed two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking two.

In the first inning, freshman Margaret Lafex (Syracuse, NY) singled, stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball. She later scored when Jennifer McCracken (Wappingers Fall, NY) reached on a fielding error by Mastodons to give Manhattan the early 1-0 lead.

The Lady J's manufactured another run in the third inning, as Lafex doubled, and came around to score on a fielder's choice by McCracken. Senior Meghan Farrelly (Latham, NY) led off the fourth inning with a walk, and the next batter, Michelle Chiappa (Pearl River, NY), was hit by a pitch. Freshman Maura Langan (Manasquan, NY) sacrificed the two baserunners to second and third, and freshman Marina Ysaac (Queens Village, NY) drew a walk to load the bases. Junior Candace Petrillo (New Windsor, NY) hit a grounder to the shortstop, who fielded the ball and threw home, but the throw was not in time to get Farrelly as the Lady Jaspers took a 3-0 lead. Manhattan added another run on an RBI single by Lafex, her third basehit of the game. Manhattan tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning. Suzanne Masotto (Southbury, CT) lined an RBI-double, which scored McCracken from first. Farrelly followed with a single, and Masotto came around to score on an error by the leftfielder.

LaFex went 3-4, drove in a pair of runs and stole two bases. Masotto went 2-4 with an RBI-double and a run scored.

Manhattan returns to action on Wednesday, March 13, when they take on South Florida at 5:00 PM.


March 11, 2002
Sophomore Suzanne Masotto Drives In the Winning Run in the Eighth Inning

ORLANDO, FL - Sophomore Suzanne Masotto (Southbury, CT) hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Manhattan College softball team to a 3-2 victory over University of Toledo Monday afternoon in the Rebel Games held in Orlando, FL. Manhattan improved to 2-4 with the win.

Manhattan led 1-0 when Masotto hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the second inning. Toledo retaliated with a run in the fourth off a double and a single to knot the game at 1-1. Freshman Jennifer McCracken (Wappingers Falls, NY) started Manhattan's scoring opportunity in the bottom of the fourth with a single. McCracken then stole second and scored when senior Megan Farrelly (Latham, NY) hit an RBI single. Toledo rallied for one run in the fifth and tied the game at 2-2.

Manhattan had two more scoring opportunities with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth and two runners on base in the seventh, but the Lady J's could not capitalize.

Toledo popped up a bunt and failed to score in the top of the eighth. Masotto hit a single and a wild throw by the third baseman would score McCracken.

McCracken went 2-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base, while Masotto went 2-4 with a homerun, two RBI and a run scored. Farrelly finished the day going 2-2 with an RBI. Kara Husband (Depew, NY) started the game for Manhattan and pitched six innings, allowing two runs (one earned), four hits and five strikeouts. Julianne Soviero (East Setauket, NY) came in and pitched two innings without giving up a run, a hit or a walk, to earn the win and improve to 1-2 on the season.

Manhattan returns to action this evening when they face Indiana Purdue-Ft. Wayne at 7:50 PM.


March 11, 2002

BRADENTON, FL - The Manhattan College baseball team suffered its worst loss of the season this afternoon, falling to the Indiana Hoosiers by a final score of 20-1.

Manhattan trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Hoosiers plated 19 runs in the final three innings of the ballgame. Manhattan's only offensive production came on a solo homerun by sophomore Ian Quinn (Catskill, NY).

The Jaspers are now 5-5 on the season and will take on the Bucknell Bison at 10:30 tomorrow in Brandenton, FL.


March 10, 2002
Jaspers Earn First Trip to NIT Since 1996

RIVERDALE, NY - The Manhattan College men's basketball team has accepted a bid into the 2002 National Invitational Tournament and will play at Villanova University on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 PM. Manhattan will be making its first NIT appearance since 1996 and its fourth in the last 10 years.

Manhattan enters the tournament with a 20-8 overall record and is coming off an 81-74 loss to Fairfield in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament in Albany, NY. Manhattan finished with 20 wins for just the seventh time in the program's 97-year history. The Jaspers were crowned champions of the MSG Holiday Festival held at Madison Square Garden in December, beating local rivals Fordham and Iona. Manhattan also registered an 85-68 victory over BIG EAST powerhouse and NCAA-Tournament bound St. John's University, also at Madison Square Garden. The win over the Red Storm was the first for Manhattan since the 1976 season. The Jaspers enjoyed a great deal of success in the first half of the season, reeling off 12 consecutive victories, the third-longest winning streak in school history. Manhattan also finished with a 12-6 record in the MAAC Conference, and secured the No. 3 seed in the 10-team tournament.

The Jaspers are led by the backcourt tandem of sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) and senior Von Damien "Mugsy" Green (New York, NY). Flores, an All-MAAC First Team selection, averages 18.9 points per game and has scored in double figures in 27 of Manhattan's 28 games. Green, a starter at the point in all 28 games, averages 12.0 points and 4.8 assists per contest. Green and sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) were both named to the All-MAAC Second Team. Holmes is the team's leading rebounder at 7.7 per game, and averages just over 11 points per outing.

Manhattan owns a 12-8 advantage over Villanova in the all-time series, but will be meeting the Wildcats for the first time since the 1964-65 season. That year, the two teams met in the 1965 NIT, and the Wildcats edged the Jaspers, 73-71. Manhattan's last victory over Villanova was during the 1947-48 campaign. The Jaspers are 6-17 all-time in the NIT. Manhattan's last NIT victory came in 1992, when the Jaspers edged Rutgers, 62-61.


March 10, 2002
Manhattan Falls to Central Florida, 12-1 and George Mason, 5-3

ORLANDO, FL. - The Manhattan College softball team lost to Central Florida 12-1 and George Mason 5-3 at the Rebel Games in Orlando, FL this afternoon. Manhattan is now 1-4 on the season.

In the first game, the Lady Jaspers managed just three hits and scored their lone run in the bottom of the second on an RBI-double by freshman Margaret Lafex (Syracuse, NY). Central Florida rallied for six runs in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth, improving to 16-3 on the season. Julianne Soviero (East Setauket, NY) took the loss for Manhattan, pitching 3 1/3 innings and allowing seven runs (only one earned) on 10 hits with two strikeouts.

Then, against George Mason in the second game, the Colonials scored all of their runs in the first inning on four hits, two walks and two Manhattan errors. Manhattan plated its three runs in their half of the fifth inning. Jennifer Kamph (Ozone Park, NY), Candace Petrillo (New Windsor, NY) and Kathryn Bentz (Westchester, PA) started the inning with consecutive basehits to load the bases. Freshman Jennifer McCracken (Wappingers Falls, NY) drew a walk, which scored Kamph, and the Lady J's added another run on a Central Florida error. Senior Michelle Chiappa (Pearl River, NY) capped the scoring with an RBI-groundout to pull Manhattan to within 5-3, but the Lady Jaspers would get no closer. Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY) took the loss for the Lady J's, working four innings while giving up all five runs and striking out two. Kara Husband (Depew, NY) came in in relief for two innings of work, registering two strikeouts and allowing just one basehit.

Manhattan returns to action tomorrow when they take on Toledo at 4:10 PM followed by Indiana-Purdue/Ft. Wayne at 7:50 PM.


March 10, 2002

BRADENTON, FL. - The Manhattan College baseball team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end as Northern Illinois scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning and hung on for a 5-3 victory over the Jaspers. Manhattan falls to 5-4 on the season.

Freshman Gary Diaz (Naugatuck, CT) went 2-4 and knocked in a pair of runs, as the Jaspers were baffled at the plate, managing just four hits on the afternoon. Junior Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) started the game for Manhattan and went eight innings without allowing an earned run. Freshman Philip Kuhner (Queens, NY) relieved Darcy, pitching a scoreless ninth before surrendering two runs in the top of the 10th and took the loss for the Jaspers.

Manhattan will look to get back on the winning track tomorrow afternoon when they take on Indiana at 2:30 PM.



[Compiled Sports Reports]


Copyright 2002 The Commercial Appeal, Inc.  
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 12, 2002 Tuesday Final Edition

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Medlock visited the Hilltoppers with Evangelical Christian School forward Dayton O'Brien, who has since committed to Memphis. Medlock, though, stuck with Western Kentucky because of its tradition and the college town atmosphere in Bowling Green, Ky.

"Western wrote me some letters, but I'd never really heard of them before," Medlock said. "When Dayton and I went up for the visit, though, it was awesome."

Medlock, a finalist for Best of the Preps player of the year last spring, was almost convinced to choose Manhattan College, however, after his visit to New York City in which he got to play in a charity soccer game for victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy. Several MLS and national team players were also part of the event.

Baytos, an All-Metro performer last year, helped Houston to a Class AAA state title in 2000 and a state runnerup finish in 2001. He also plays on the Tennessee Olympic Development Program squad. He chose the Tigers over The Citadel, Air Force and Providence.

Contact reporter Brian Douglas at 529-5804; E-mail:

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Copyright 2002 Providence Publications, LLC  
The Providence Journal-Bulletin (Providence, RI)
March 12, 2002, Tuesday All Editions
SECTION: Sports; Pg. D-08
HEADLINE: COLLEGE NOTES - Cranston's Rubin breaks PC mark for tennis wins

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Hammering out a record

Manhattan College junior Jacob Freeman of East Greenwich broke the American collegiate record in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Arkansas. His throw of 23.19 meters (76 feet, 1 inch) was second behind Canadian Scott Russell of the University of Kansas, who threw 80 feet, 11 inches. Freeman, a Bishop Hendricken grad, is ranked No. 5 in the world and No. 3 in the U.S. Josh McCaughey of Princeton and Hendricken was ninth with a throw of 67-5. Wadudah Nurul-Islam of UConn and Hope High was sixth in the women's 20-pound weight with a throw of 64-10.

Freeman won the IC4A weight throw in Boston recently with a toss of 70 feet, 4 inches. Northeastern's Vincent Tortorella of Johnston was second (65-2), McCaughey fourth (63-3) and Jeremy Blanchet of Cornell and Barrington seventh (57-10).

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Mike Szostak can be reached at

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Copyright 2002 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
March 11, 2002, Monday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

Manhattan, which won 20 games for the first time in seven seasons but was eliminated in the first round of the MAAC tournament, was among the local teams chosen for the NIT last night.

The Jaspers (20-8) will play at Villanova (17-12) on Thursday night, the same day the NCAA Tournament begins.

Other area schools involved include Wagner, which plays at Richmond Wednesday night; Syracuse, which plays host to St. Bonaventure that night, and Rutgers, which will play at home Thursday against Yale. While Rutgers lost only one game at home, Yale has some impressive wins on the road this season, with victories at Penn State and Clemson.

"They're not afraid to go on the road," Rutgers coach Gary Waters said. "This team felt they could win their tournament and go to the NCAA. It's an upstart team, the coach (James Jones) has only been there two years." This is the first Yale team to win 20 games since 1948-49.

Rutgers, which was knocked out of the Big East Conference tournament in the first round by Boston College, returned to practice yesterday.

"They're ready to get back at it," Waters said.

Syracuse became the first Big East team to win 20 games and have a better than .500 record in the conference and not make the NCAA field. The Orangemen have made 21 NCAA Tournament appearances in coach Jim Boeheim's 26 seasons.

Still, it was not a surprise. Despite four wins over teams that are in the tournament, the Orangemen lost nine of their final 13 games and did not resemble the team that began the season 16-2 and was ranked as high as eighth in the AP Poll.

"We were completely eliminated from consideration, I think, when we lost our last four games," said Boeheim, whose Orangemen will be making only their fourth appearance in the postseason NIT since Boeheim took over as coach in 1976. "You can't lose your last four games. If we had won any one of those four games, we'd be in. We have no one to blame but ourselves. We had to win some games and we didn't do that. It's discouraging to be that close."

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UCF's softball team combined for 18 runs in two games as it took victories from Manhattan College 12-1 and Rider University 6-0 in the Rebel Games tournament at UCF. The Golden Knights (17-3) have won 15 consecutive games. Stephanie Best had a grand slam against Rider. UCF plays Liberty at noon and Tennessee-Martin at 4 p.m. today.

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[Email 1]

From: John Reinke
To: An un-named Jasper
Subject: Re: the Jasper Athletic Web Site
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 23:02:40 +0000


Vent away but you may be looking at the wrong URL, or at least not the best. You didn't cite what one you were using. For my own part, I include from the Jasper Tribune on each week. So I wish I could claim credit. Sometimes the stories either don't show up in my global inet scans, or they are trivial. Try:

JUST a fast response to try to releive the fustration.

Men's brackets are coming up now. Did you notice how Pat Summit and the Lady VOls got bracketed with Vandy?

Now let's see who gets weeenied in the men’s.


[JR: Just so the proper people get credit. The sports information in “Sports1” comes from the College’s website.]


[Email 2]

Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 20:21:04 -0800 (PST)
From: Geoffrey Zelnik
Subject: Re: message from a fellow member

Sure, you can add me.

Geoff Zelnik, MBA, Manhattan College, 1998



[Email 3]

From: Sheila Donohue
Subject: RE: message from a fellow member
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 08:57:35 +0100

Hi John,

I would like to join the MC virtual community that you have set up. Please include me in on the email distribution. My name is Sheila Donohue, email <privacy invoked> , from class '87.




[Email 4]

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 15:15:56 -0800 (PST)
From: James Gannon


Could you please advertise the newly - formed Manhattan Young Alumni Club event. The details are listed below:

Thursday, March 21st
@ The Town Crier
303 E. 53rd Street
(Between 1st & 2nd Ave.)
6pm to 8pm
$30 open bar and buffet

(212) 288-0893

Thanks again for all of your help.

James Gannon



[Email 5]

From: Noreen Donohue (1986)
Subject: update on MC-
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 09:24:42 -0500

Hi John-

I received your email through my sister.  Great idea to pass along MC's in the news.  Especially since there are so many great alumni in some influential places.  And if you are in a job search as I am.  So please sign me up.

I am a fellow alumnus and on a committee to start a Manhattan chapter of Manhattan College Alumni. Have you heard of the event on April 11 in NYC?  I will forward you the email invitation so you can pass it along in your note. 

Also- Joe Dillon has replaced Ben Benson- his email is

Look forward to hearing from you.  Go Jaspers in the NIT!!!


[JR: This started small just reporting “stuff” into the College. I announced the new club last week and have it entered in the calander at the front. The team didn’t win but they do light a fire under some of our fellow Jaspers.]



[Email 6]

Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:07:31 -0500
From: Gregory K Price
Subject: Manhattan College alumni newsletter/info


If you're still sending out a newsletter or any other info to Manhattan College alumni, I'd like to be on the mailing list.

Greg Price '72 BEEE

[JR: Yup, still at it. Haven’t wised up yet.]



[Email 7]

From: Richard D. Cacchione (1965 B)
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 12:02:57 EST
Subject: Fwd: Update


This is the resent version.  Hope you get it.  Am sending it along as I am sure you can always use material - other than news clippings.

All the best.

Just some data to update your file on me.

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 grup 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.

[JR: It’s definitely different. And, I can use anything you think others would be interested in reading.]



[Email 8]

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 19:07:35 -0500
From: Robert Helm
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2002-03-10 (from home)

Good Evening, John:

1 Many things come to mind re 45,000 more federales in uniform,  swaggering down the halls and being obnoxious to those few of us who still pay taxes. I have to be in Ft. Liquerdale next month and we are supposed to fly. I may be arrested because if any thing tries to pat me down, I will not tolerate any, repeat ANY, familiar monkey business. I have been known in my short lifetime to lift a knee when annoyed.

2. My real interest is in "newshound". I will endeavor to check out his material (if I do not have a 'senior day or two'). I wonder what his thoughts were last September when CinC, flanked by Tony Blair, promised on national television to root out all terrorists and the countries that harbor and support them. The following Saturday evening, at our bi-weekly dinner soiree, a charming young woman - whose maiden name was Clark and whose married name is Furlong - enthused about the future demise of the I.R.A. She was quite taken aback and remained very quiet for most of the evening when I suggested that I totally agreed with her as long as The Orange Order, the Ulster Defense League and the Protestant B-Specials were similarly destroyed at the same time.

3. To speak as my IRC cousins speak, "What is wrong with American 'Prods' that they do not realize that bombing Catholic school kids is anathema to us, just as blowing up babies is anathema to the people of Israel"?

4. Being a WAISC is a problem. It colors judgment and makes decision-making a chore.

5. Keep up the good work, John.   FNS sends

Robert A. Helm

[JR: Thanks for the encouragement. Let see who we can send into a tizzy this week?]



[Email 9]

Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2002-03-10 (from home)
From: Joann Pignataro
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 16:50:50 -0500


I just wanted you to know that I believe Judith Allen class of 1993 lost a brother, Richard, a NYC firefighter, in the September 11th tragedy. His obituary was in the Daily News last week (3/6?)  Judy was a terrific person, very close with her family.  I lost touch with her but we went to high school and  MC together (School of Business) and subsequently worked in public accounting together at Coopers and Lybrand after graduation.  My prayers go out to her and her family over this tragic loss.  I just thought the Jasper community, especially those that knew Judy, might want to know.

Joann Pignataro

[JR: It was a sad day affecting everyone. I passed you what was on MCOLDB for Judith and I hope you found it useful.]





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A Final Thought

It’s very frustrating when all I see is further governmental encroachment on our rights by extending into areas where it has no business. Take the “water crisis” we are facing here in New Jersey. All the bad actors – federal, state, and local – are involved. Additionally, a slew of “regulators” – the unelected government -- are involved. I don’t think you can have a shortage unless the government is involved. If water was a free market, the price would go up. People would make choices. And the supply would always be adequate. Just like there is never a shortage of cheeseburgers at McDonald’s, when the government is involved there always has to be a crisis.