Sunday 21 July 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 986 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget: … … 

July 29- August 2 - Manhattan College 20th Annual AP Workshops:
    Dr. Pamela Kerrigan 718-862-7209 

Friday, August 2, 2002 - Capital District - Day at the Races

Monday, August 5 - Construction Open Golf Tournament Eastchester,
             call Joe Van Etten at 212-280-0663

Monday, August 5 - Construction Industry Golf Open & Tennis Match 
      call Joe Van Etten '57,  (212) 280-0663

Thursday, August 15 - Monmouth Park Racetrack

Saturday, August 24 - Alumni/ae Soccer Games Gaelic Park
   call Tom Lindgren '78, (914) 948-5399 or
        John Sanchez, (718) 862-7936 (women);
         Bill Walsh (718) 862-7844 (men).

Thursday, September 5 - Washington DC Golf Outing
       call Chuck Martin '63, at (703) 706-3130.

Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22 Alumni Men's Retreat 
       call Joe Gunn '76, (718) 321-4907 or
             Kevin Dolan '68, (718) 432-8714.

Monday, September 23, 2002 - 2nd O'Neill Memorial Golf Classic 
          call (718) 726-3153. <- <- <- Corrected number!


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Welcome to the War on Terrorism, comrade
by Harry Browne
Posted: July 18, 2002

"And it's true that the anti-terrorism experts need to make a lot of arrests, in order to show they're doing something and to justify expanding their budgets. After all, they are government bureaucrats ­ just like the ones who are wiping out drugs, poverty and illiteracy. But they're doing important work ­ and so you shouldn't complain if you're inconvenienced, right?"

This should be something that liberals, conservatives, and libertarians can agree on. We can't recreate the "secret police state" that had neighbors ratting out each other, kids on their parents, or fellow alumni reporting each other!

Milton Friedman, a conservative economist and author of the concept of school vouchers, pointed out that to get a true picture of what will come of a government program all you have to do is imagine the worst and it'll be worse than that.

Prohibition gives us Organized Crime. Drug War gives us rampant civil rights violations and prisons full of poor users. Income Tax gives us a corrupt political system riddled with loopholes.  Social Security gives us unfunded liabilities and a huge expansion in government. Poverty War gives us an expansion in the third generation "poverty industry". Federal Welfare Rules gives us single parent homes without fathers and everyone is the worse off. Speed limits make us all “speeders” and enhances a disrespect of the law.

You name it and government gives us the worst possible result.

I oppose this civilian spy corps as well as anything the Government does to infringe on our Fourth Amendment rights. I suggest you write your congress-critters and let them know how you feel. I still haven't hear back from them on why we need a "Department of Defense" and a "Department of Homeland Security"! Maybe you'll fare better.

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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Velasquez, Ed



Schiavoni, Norman Peter



Noonan, Jim



La Blanc, Robert E.



Campion, Richard P.



Fiore, Louis T.



Dolan, Kevin



Kaufmann, Rich



Kelly, Jack



Caruso, James T.



Bechet, Tom



Walsh, Meg



Scott, John C.



Murphy, Sean



Giugliano, Suzanne



Fahey, Michael



Ledwith, Christopher J.



Ledwith, Christopher J.



Boland, Mark



Holmes, Karen Jayne



Gannon, James








Bechet, Tom



Boland, Mark



Campion, Richard P.



Caruso, James T.



Dolan, Kevin



Fahey, Michael



Fiore, Louis T.



Gannon, James



Giugliano, Suzanne



Holmes, Karen Jayne



Kaufmann, Rich



Kelly, Jack



La Blanc, Robert E.



Ledwith, Christopher J.



Ledwith, Christopher J.



Murphy, Sean



Noonan, Jim



Schiavoni, Norman Peter



Scott, John C.



Velasquez, Ed



Walsh, Meg






Combined Specialty Group Announces Appointments to Property and Casualty Staff
Source: Business Wire
Publication date: 2002-07-15

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 2002--Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC) today announced the following appointments to the Property and Casualty Group of Combined Specialty Group, Inc.

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Ed Velasquez,45, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Management Liability and Professional Liability Lines and will be responsible for managing commercial and financial institution D&O, fiduciary liability, employment practices liability and miscellaneous professional liability products. Mr. Velasquez was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Management Solutions Group at Zurich. Prior to that appointment, he held executive and senior management positions with Continental Pro and AIG. He has over 24 years experience in management and underwriting of D&O and other financial and professional liability lines. Mr. Velasquez holds a BS in Management and Economics as well as a Masters in Finance from Manhattan College.

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Mr. Intondi, Mr. Wisner, Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Flaherty will be based in Atlanta and Mr. Velasquez will be based in New York City, each reporting to Marshall Turner, President - Property and Casualty Group. Mr. McCrorie will be based in Atlanta and report to Tat Skirvin, Vice President and Controller of Combined Specialty Group as well as Marshall Turner who commented, "Each of these appointments represents unparalleled expertise in their segment and will contribute to the overall strength of our P&C Group team."

Aon has announced plans to spin off its underwriting operations to stockholders through a new company to be named Combined Specialty Group, Inc.

Aon Corporation ( is a holding company that is comprised of a family of insurance brokerage, consulting and insurance underwriting subsidiaries.

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Publication date: 2002-07-15

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From: "Yahoo! Alerts - News"
Subject: Jasper - Computer Associates Elects Four New Directors
Computer Associates Elects Four New Directors (PR Newswire)
Computer Associates International, Inc. today announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors:

For the full story, go to:*


Press Release
SOURCE: Computer Associates International, Inc.
Computer Associates Elects Four New Directors
Four Current Directors to Leave Board at the End of the Current Term
Company Files Preliminary Proxy For August 28 Annual Meeting

ISLANDIA, N.Y., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors: Kenneth Cron, Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi Universal Games, a division of Vivendi Universal; Robert E. La Blanc, former Vice Chairman of Continental Telecom Corporation and a former general partner of Salomon Brothers Inc.; Alex Serge Vieux, an international technology and software entrepreneur; and Thomas H. Wyman, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS, Inc. The new Board members will stand for reelection at the Company's annual meeting on August 28, 2002.

Consistent with CA's corporate governance principles, including term limits, which state that outside directors should serve for a maximum of eight years, the Company also announced that Richard A. Grasso, Willem F.P. de Vogel and Shirley Strum Kenny will not stand for reelection to CA's Board. In addition, Roel Pieper will not be standing for reelection due to increased business commitments in Europe.

The Company also said that it is filing today its preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Upon completion of SEC review, the proxy statement will be mailed to shareholders of record as of July 3, 2002, in advance of the annual meeting.

New Directors

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Ken, Robert, Alex and Tom as independent directors to CA's Board," said Sanjay Kumar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Associates. "All are recognized leaders in their fields and they bring unique and extensive expertise to CA. By agreeing to serve as directors, they have given a strong vote of confidence in our company, our prospects going forward and our corporate governance practices."

Kumar continued, "Our Board is continually looking for opportunities to strengthen itself by achieving the right balance of expertise in such areas as finance, accounting, technology and governance. We also search for outstanding individuals who have a broad understanding of the complex business dynamics in which we operate, and who clearly share our core values. These are the things that have driven our decisions on board membership in the past few challenging years and the objectives that will drive us as we consider changes to the board in the future."

Said CA Board member Jay Lorsch, a noted corporate governance expert, "The Board changes announced today are consistent with the governance changes that we have been working on over the past year. I believe CA's governance practices are state-of-the-art and today are among the best in corporate America." Lorsch is the Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School.

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La Blanc said, "Before joining CA, I looked very carefully at its business, its senior management and its corporate governance practices and I was delighted to find that all three are of the highest order."

Note to Editors: See Biographies Below

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Biographies of New Board Members Announced Today

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Robert E. La Blanc is the founder and President of Robert E. La Blanc Associates, Inc., an information technologies consulting and investment banking firm. He was a general partner at Salomon Brothers and founder of the firm's telecommunications team. Mr. La Blanc was voted the leading telecommunications industry analyst for each of the six years from 1973 to 1978 by Institutional Investor magazine. Additionally, he served as Vice Chairman for Continental Telecom Corporation. Previously, Mr. La Blanc spent 13 years in technical, managerial, and financial positions within the communications industry. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Salient 3 Communications, Inc., The Titan Corporation, Storage Technology Corporation, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. and a family of Prudential Mutual Funds. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Tribune Company. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, where he also holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, and an M.B.A. from New York University.

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About Computer Associates

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA - News) delivers The Software That Manages eBusiness. CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of eBusiness management through industry-leading brands: Unicenter for infrastructure management, eTrust for security management, BrightStor for storage management, CleverPath for portal and business intelligence, AllFusion for application life cycle management, Advantage for data management and application development, and Jasmine for object-oriented database technology. Founded in 1976, CA serves organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Computer Associates International, Inc.



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John C. Scott
B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., J.D.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

JOHN C. SCOTT is a registered patent attorney with expertise in the areas of microwave technology, semiconductor devices, computer hardware and software, digital data storage systems and telecommunications. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York (B.S.E.E., 1985). After college, John went to work as a microwave design engineer for Raytheon Company in Wayland, Massachusetts. While at Raytheon, John was selected to participate in the Raytheon-sponsored Advanced Microwave Program at the University of Massachusetts through which he received a Master's Degree in electrical engineering (M.S.E.E., magna cum laude,1989). For his thesis work at the University of Massachusetts, John received a Raytheon Inventor's Award for Significant Technical Innovation and a United States Patent. In 1991, John was awarded a full scholarship to attend St. John's University School of Law in Jamaica, New York as a St. Thomas More scholar. He received his law degree in 1994 (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994) and subsequently worked as an intellectual property attorney at Sheridan Ross, P.C. in Denver, Colorado and Motorola Corporation in Scottsdale, Arizona. John came to Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A. in June, 2000 and practices out of the firm's Scottsdale, Arizona office. He is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, the State Bar of Arizona, the American Bar Association and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.





Mr. Caruso was born on September 23, 1947, in New York City, New York. He received a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1969, and a master's degree in 1976. From January 1971 to January 1974, he served in the United States Army.

Mr. Caruso entered on duty as a Special Agent of the FBI on April 25, 1978, and following a period of training, was assigned to the Newark Office of the FBI. In December 1979, he was transferred to the New York Office and served there until his transfer to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations in September 1981. As an investigative staff member for this committee, Mr. Caruso concentrated on investigations of the Department of Defense and the US Intelligence Community. In September 1985, Mr. Caruso was transferred to the Intelligence Division of FBI Headquarters as a supervisor. In March 1988, he was transferred to the Washington Metropolitan Field Office, Washington, D. C., as a squad supervisor.

In October 1990, Mr. Caruso was reassigned to the Intelligence Division at FBI Headquarters as the Bureau's Chief of Russian counterintelligence analysis. He served in several assignments for the Intelligence Division and from 1994 to 1997 was an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the New York Field Office. He then reported to FBI Headquarters as the Section Chief of the Eurasian Section, National Security Division.

Mr. Caruso was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the National Security Division at the Washington Field Office in February 1999.

In June 2001, Mr. Caruso was designated Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterterrorisim Division at FBI Headquarters.




Louis T. Fiore - serves as Principal to L.T. Fiore, Inc. in Sparta, New Jersey as a consultant to various companies in the electronic security industry, specializing in product development, product evaluation and communication systems. He has previously served as the Vice-President of Engineering and Purchasing, Vice-President and General Manager of Repco, Inc. of Orlando, Florida, President and Co-founder of Cardinal Technologies, Inc. of New Rochelle, New York, Manager of Product Development at ADT Security Systems, Inc., and at CBS Laboratories, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut.

Mr. Fiore holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from New York University, and a Master of Business Administration from Iona College.

He is affiliated with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He is President of the Central Alarm Association (CSAA) and Chairman of the CSAA's Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), a Board Member of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA).

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Karen Holmes, John Schmidt
(with picture)

Karen Jayne Holmes and John William Schmidt were married June 1 at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y., by the Rev. Robert Clerkin.

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Karen Holmes of Rockville Centre. The bridegroom is the son of Ed and Martha Bullard of River Trail, Southbury.

The bride's sister, Meaghan DiCarlo, was matron of honor. Her sister, Allyson Holmes, was maid of honor. Jenn Schmidt, Kristen Bernius, Nicole Nowell and Bridget Duffy were bridesmaids. Maggie McCarthy was flower girl.

Ray Manka was best man. Mike LaFrance, Keith Pierce, Don McCollum and Larry Roberts were ushers.

A reception followed at Rockville Centre Links Country Club.

Karen Schmidt graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, N.Y., and from Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y., with an education degree. She earned a master's degree in world history from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. She is employed by the Bedford Central School District in New York.

John Schmidt graduated from Pomperaug High School in Southbury and from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury with a degree in justice and law administration. He is employed by Danbury Hospital.


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[JR: Congrats to the bride and groom. The pix is really great. I hope nothing but good things happen to them. But, if the bad things do, as they always seem to do, that they treat them as just bumps in a beautiful road. I so much like this type of item to the other one. ]




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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.]

Your assistance is requested in finding these. Please don’t assume that I will “catch” it via an automated search. Sometimes the data just doesn’t makes it’s way in.


From: Debbie Scotto
Subject: Obit
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 05:20:49 -0400

This is from the Times-Herald Record online:

RICHARD P. CAMPION Newburgh, N.Y. Richard P. Campion, of Newburgh, a professor of English and Film with Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, and lifelong area resident, entered into rest Monday, July 15, 2002. He was 60.

The son of the late Richard L. and June McCabe Campion, he was born February 9, 1942 in the Bronx. A family statement read, "Richard was a loving father and a dear friend with a passion for teaching, film and theater." Richard attended Manhattan College, earning his BA, and New York University where he earned his Masters in English. Survivors include two daughters, Maureen Campion Wiggins of Santa Monica, CA and Christine Campion of NYC; a sister, Diane Gaughran of Cromwell, CT; a nephew, Matthew Gaughran and a niece, Jeanne Marie Gaughran. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, July 19, at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh.

Burial of ashes will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Richard's behalf may be sent to the Arts & Theater Dept., c/o James Beard, Mt. St. Mary College, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements under the direction of Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit

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[JR: Thanks to Debbie for the report. This didn’t show in any of my mechanical scans. It demonstrates the need for reads to be reporters. While it’s sad news, it may give ‘cause one of his classmates to say a short prayer. And we all realize our time is so limited here to accomplish our mission.]




Copyright 2002 The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News
July 15, 2002 Monday, FINAL EDITION

Norman Peter Schiavoni, 79, who worked at Union Carbide Corp. for 28 years, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness.

He began working for Union Carbide in 1957. He rose to the position of director of procurement for the Linde Division in the Town of Tonawanda before he retired in 1985. Born in Yonkers, he was a veteran of World War II. He served as a sergeant in the 8th Army Air Force from 1943 until 1945. He was on active duty in Great Britain.

After the war, he returned to New York, where he earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in 1949. He worked for the Port Authority of New York as an engineer. He moved to Montreal to work for Lummis Corp. before moving to Williamsville.

Schiavoni fought cancer successfully for many years. After his arm was amputated in 1985 due to the illness, he continued sailing, bicycling  and skiing. He skied until this year, and he sailed on Lakes Erie and Ontario. His sailing friends called him "Skipper."

He also enjoyed antique cars and model railroads.

Schiavoni was a member of the Buffalo Octagon Club and the British Car Club. He was a past member of the Youngstown Yacht Club and the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club.

He took great pride in his grandchildren.

He married C. Joyce Cameron in 1955. They were married for 46 years. Other survivors include a daughter, Sister Barbara of Buffalo; two sons, Paul C. of Cheektowaga, and James P. of Amherst; a brother, Vincent P. of Mobile, Ala.; and two grandchildren.

Prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville.

LOAD-DATE: July 17, 2002

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[JR: Fought in WWII, married 46 years, beat cancer, and saw his grandchildren. What more could any one ask. They were the “greatest generation”.]





Financial Disclosure Wire
July 18, 2002 Thursday 1:51 PM Eastern Time
Transcript 071802wr.722
HEADLINE: Q2 2002 SLM CORP Earnings Conference Call - Final

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At this time I would like to welcome everyone to the SLM Corporation second quarter earnings conference call.

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I will turn the call over to Mr. Jeff Heinz, Managing Director, Investor Relations. Sir, you may being your conference.

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We are pleased with the strong market demand for our products and services. Our national sales force is well positioned for further increase in our market share. And the most recent school wins that will contribute to our volume for the next academic year include schools like Cape Western University, Manhattan College, Harding University and Seton Hall. Cape Western and Seton Hall alone represents over $100 million of net new volume going into the felt (ph) marketplace.

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July 16, 2002 Tuesday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: Walking Through A Horror Story
BYLINE: Jimmy Breslin

Our sense of atrocity has changed astonishingly. In the morning yesterday, I was off for my day's work for this newspaper after having spent three long weeks gathering notes on the Catholic pedophile priests and their superiors who maneuvered silently into a place that allowed them to say practically nothing at all about sodomy victims and still talk like beloved shepherds.

And now I got on the subway for the ride to federal court in Brooklyn, where the jury was going into its fifth day of deliberating in the sodomy trial of former cop Charles Schwarz.

I was not raised for this. For many years, I never heard of any sodomy, and when I did, I didn't know what it was for a long time. I knew that this wasn't going to penalize a reporter because no newspaper would print any of it.

Ray Kelly was saying the other night that when he was a lieutenant working in Times Square, people were charged with pedophilia and at first he didn't know what it was. "I thought it had something to do with animals. What did I know. Manhattan College."

My wife said the same thing. "I was out of college and in politics, out in the streets canvassing, so I had to have some experience, and then a state assemblyman, Mark Lane, was arrested for sodomy and I remember we all said, 'How could Mark Lane be involved with animals?'"

What could be expected of a populace that did not have Bill Clinton as president?

Yesterday, the Schwarz case was in a second-floor courtroom in the Brooklyn federal court. The jury on Friday was said to be in disarray and fighting and were given the weekend to gather themselves. Apparently, they did.

They requested testimony to be re-read to them that by day's end showed the case against Schwarz suddenly was clearer than heralded.

On the overnight shift of Aug. 9, 1997, Abner Louima was sodomized in the bathroom of the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn. Cop Justin Volpe shoved a stick up Louima's rectum. Volpe pled guilty. Schwarz was indicted as the second man in the bathroom. A jury found him guilty, a second trial found him guilty of obstruction of justice and then a federal appeals panel threw the whole thing out, and here is Schwarz on trial for the third time.

The first read back yesterday was from Louima's testimony. A clerk read the questions and another gave the answers. Louima, arrested in front of a nightclub, was in a cop car being driven by Schwarz, who turned around and looked at Louima, whose testimony stated that he had his head down and was crying, but that he did see Schwarz' face, although he "wasn't fixing at him."

Later, he could only say that the second man in the bathroom, holding him down while Volpe rammed in the stick, was the driver. He couldn't identify Schwarz by face.

At the 70th Precinct, Schwarz had Louima at the front desk. Louima says he had his pants down. Louima says he was completely naked front and rear. He says he was pushed from the desk to the hallway leading to the bathroom by Schwarz.

Schwarz says he left Louima at the desk and went outside to clean up the back of the cop car. If the jury believes that, he walks.

The jury so far has not told Schwarz that he can go home.

A read back of a patrolman, Mark Schofield, who was at the desk when Louima was brought in, states that Schwarz walked Louima down the hall. Schofield then said that Louima was not naked, and he had on boxer shorts.

Sitting in court yesterday, if I believed this detail, I had reason to disbelieve Louima's testimony about being naked. I did not believe the thing about the boxer shorts. Trying to help a brother a little bit.

But Schofield did move Schwarz, pushing Louima, up the hall from the desk. The hall ends at a juvenile questioning room and then turns right. In the impersonal voices of clerks reading testimony, Schwarz now is at the end of the hall from the desk, in territory where Schwarz said he never was.

Another witness, cop Eric Turetzky, in readback said he saw Schwarz and Volpe take Louima down the hall, then turn to the right.

In the readbacks, Schwarz now has Louima in a hallway between an arrest room on the left and on the right, a room known as the 124 room, a records room. Schwarz is only a few steps from the bathroom door.

From the staircase, Turetzky could see Schwarz leading Louima toward the bathroom.

The next read back was of a witness nobody could remember hearing before.

She had been on for five minutes somewhere early in a day. Her name was Sylvia Stewart, and she was a civilian police administrative aide. She had worked the midnight-to-eight shift for 18 years and knew Schwarz, who worked steady nights. She had been in this 124 office that night. She said that Volpe came into the room and complained about a prisoner hitting him on the side of the head. Then he left.

The room had a window that looked onto the hall. The window had papers pasted to it and did not give the greatest view. Still, Sylvia Stewart's testimony yesterday said, "I saw somebody with a prisoner. Prisoner was black. I couldn't see a clear picture. I saw somebody with blond hair, I think it might have been Schwarz. I guess by the hair style."

Step by step by step.

She put Schwarz, holding Louima, almost at the bathroom door. The bathroom where Louima was sodomized by Volpe with somebody holding him down.

Absolutely marvelous. Today, we just takes notes on something this atrocious and write it as if covering a financial report.

LOAD-DATE: July 16, 2002




Copyright 2002 Daily News, L.P.
Daily News (New York)
July 12, 2002, Friday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

Somewhere on the Bronx campus of Manhattan College sits a small amount of depleted uranium - enough to have powered a nuclear reactor once used for research in the school's engineering department.

Could it be dangerous? Energy Department officials say yes.

Years ago, the fuel powered a tiny nuclear reactor that produced one-tenth of a watt of electricity - 1/600th of the amount needed to power a 60-watt light bulb. "At its time, in the 1960s, I'm sure it was very cutting-edge," said college spokeswoman Heidi Giovine.

Department spokesman Joe Davis said that although the reactor's power may have been minuscule, the "resource fuel" - the depleted uranium - is still radioactive and therefore a potential hazard.

"The fuel of any research reactor we treat with the utmost caution, [the same way] we would fuel coming out of a nuclear power plant," Davis said.

"The tiniest bit of plutonium, it's dangerous."

The reactor was used for teaching, but the college eventually discontinued its nuclear engineering program, and in 1996 the machine was shut down.

Waiting for removal

Yet six years later, the fuel remains in storage in a secure campus location while the college waits for the department to fulfill its legal responsibility to collect the waste.

The agency has yet to pick it up because it has had nowhere to put it.

After 20 years and $4 billion in research, Congress approved this week the department's chosen site - Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nev.

Nuclear waste is stored at Manhattan College and 130 other sites in 39 states around the country, including numerous reactors.

Proponents say that's one reason the nation needs Yucca Mountain, where nuclear waste would be stored 1,000 feet under a desert, near an old testing site.

Critics fear that bringing the nuclear waste to Nevada could lead to an accident or terrorist incident, but Scott Hepburn, a special projects manager at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the Energy Department has safely transported spent nuclear fuel for decades.

"Having waste stored in 131 sites is really not responsible storage," Hepburn said. "All of these sites where waste is stored are perfectly safe - but they were not designated for permanent storage. They were designed for temporary storage."

LOAD-DATE: July 12, 2002




Copyright 2002 Sarasota Herald-Tribune Co.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
July 11, 2002 Thursday East Manatee Edition
HEADLINE: Student learns about world issues

Rhonda Makki stood with students from around the world and looked at Ground Zero in New York City.

"I was speechless," she said. "I didn't know what to say."

Looking at the terrorists' Sept. 11 destruction deeply affected them all, she said. Makki, who will be a junior at Southeast High School, was one of 350 students participating in the 10-day Global Young Leaders Conference from June 16 to 27 in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Makki estimated that half of the students were international students, from places such as China, Singapore, Colombia and Guam. Students must speak English to participate.

"It really opens up your mind to what there is in this world," she said.

Conference organizers said students have the opportunity to explore global issues with world leaders and learn about communications, diplomacy, peace and security, economics, law, human rights and the role of the United Nations. During simulation exercises, students act as diplomats and debate issues, solve problems on the spot and lead their peers.

Makki and her smaller group of 22 members were assigned to Syria. "We had to figure out what's best for our country," she said.

Throughout the 10 days, Makki bonded with her small-group members and made friends with others at leadership group meetings and during their travels.

The conference began in Washington and students spent the last four days in New York. In between, they stopped in Philadelphia to eat and explore.

Makki's roommate in Washington was from Argentina and her roommate in New York was from Turkey.

She said Washington was peaceful, calm and beautiful. Based at the Mount Vernon campus, the students listened to guest speakers, visited the Smithsonian Institution, took a night tour of the city and saw buildings such as the Capitol, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial.

In New York, the students were based at the Manhattan College campus. In addition to Ground Zero, Makki visited Times Square, Little Italy and the East Side Tenement Museum.

Makki was nominated for the conference by Brenda O'Connor, who is an assistant principal and International Baccalaureate coordinator at Southeast High School. Makki has a 4.2 grade-point average and is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and tennis team. She is listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Because she loves children and wants to be a pediatrician, Makki said, she is in her second year volunteering at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. She works about 16 hours a week in the pediatrics unit.

Her summer travels aren't yet complete. Makki, her mother Claire, sister Sonia, 5, and brother Adham, 12, are visiting relatives in France. Dad Sam is staying home in Creekwood.

GRAPHIC: PHOTO; Rhonda Makki attended the Global Young Leaders Conference.

LOAD-DATE: July 12, 2002




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From: Christopher J. Ledwith
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 08:59:20 EDT
Subject: Resume


I have attached my resume in the hopes that it can be passed on to either an alumni in the recruitment field or possibly an alumni looking for a sales person.  I noticed Bill's profession but was unable to send my resume directly to him as the email address was no apparent.  Thanks for your help.



North Salem, New York 10560


Multi-Industry B2B / B2C Solution-Based Selling Expertise


- Perceptive leader with highly refined influencing skills and a strong network of contacts within the technology and health/wellness sectors.  Proven ability to both effectively interface with all client levels and internally align disparate business units to attain a common focus on sales targets, maximize efficiency and drive revenue growth. 


- Sales Process.  Leads overall sales operations, including current accounts, new account development, and sales management.  Designs and implements sales strategies to achieve sales quota, executing against the sales and margin plan and working closely with Marketing to contribute to the company’s overall growth vision.  Fluent understanding of various sales channels.  Example:

- Grew start-up technology company to $1 million in first year revenues.  Built new business in a fiercely competitive market through initiating expanded product offerings and development of VAR alliance programs.

- Revenue Generation.  Delivers forwarding thinking vision and develops new innovations in sales and marketing in conjunction with executive management to drive growth to the next level.  Example: 

- Developed a secondary product line to attract first-time customers in a shorter time frame.  Increased sales and reduced sales cycle from six to nine months down to two to four months. 

- Marketing / Product Positioning.  Assesses critical feedback from sales team and translates to marketing department to ensure products/services are targeted strategically.  Example:

- Doubled revenues for wholesale distributor.  Identified and marketed new product line in secondary market and grew revenues from $1 million to $2 million.

- Managing and Leading People.  Manages revenue-driven sales teams, including virtual teams in international markets with a proven track record in mentoring and developing staff.  Instills a sense of urgency to accomplish as much as possible in any given day.  Establishes sales targets and builds one-on-one relationships with each team member to maximize their potential.  Example: 

- Achieved 40% sales increase in two years. Focused team on improving membership retention and expanding new sales efforts in targeted markets.


INTERLOCI NETWORK MANAGEMENT, Greenwich, Connecticut – January 2001 To Present

Director, Sales & Marketing

Brought in to grow start-up Managed Service Provider with a one-product (device monitoring) business model.   Direct all sales and marketing efforts in North American and Asia, including creating marketing programs for both overall corporate efforts and individual product lines and markets.  Serve as corporate spokesperson at industry trade shows and to the media.  Focus on developing structure and enhancing corporate value in the marketplace.  Generated $1 million in revenues the first year in a fiercely competitive market.  Conveyed the value-add to clients of using Interloci's Networking Operations Center over their internal IT group.

- Developed alliances with VAR's and resellers, an effort that increased potential client base and enhanced revenues by 50%.

- Recruited and trained sales organization and established individual quotas to achieve corporate goals. 

- Initiated market research and recommended addition of new service offerings, including application monitoring, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, network recovery and desktop and software management to facilitate growth.

- Established training programs for sales force to maximize product knowledge in new solutions categories, which effectively increased corporate and product integrity.

FITLINXX, Stamford, Connecticut – December 1998 To December 2000

Sales Manager, Eastern US

Recruited to specialty software provider to drive growth in Eastern US health and fitness marketplace.  Managed seven sales reps and supported efforts to penetrate the upscale fitness market with innovative FitLinxx technology products.  Gathered key market feedback, analyzed sales calls and tracked sales efforts.  Developed sales strategy that shortened sales cycle by 50% + and created new sales channels with strategic partners who generated new leads and added 10% to overall revenues.

- Developed secondary, less expensive product that expanded market potential and increased revenues.

- Drove campaign that enabled each member of sales organization to achieve individual quotas, a first time effort for the corporation.

AMERICAN FITNESS INSTITUTE, Greenwich, Connecticut – October 1996 To November 1998

Sales & Marketing Director – April 1997 To 1998

Promoted with responsibility for continuing to direct innovative membership development efforts with expanded function of establishing new revenue streams through additional product and service offerings.  Developed relationships with area corporations and sold corporate memberships to companies such as GE Capital, Tudor Investments, US Tobacco and Unilever HPC, KPMG LLP, which increased sales by 20%.

- Created significant new profitable revenue by creating niche programs, i.e.: created exercise therapy program that increased revenues by 5%; implemented more effective promotional efforts for personal therapy services, which increased this business segment by 500%.

- Established American Fitness Institute as a unique, one-stop center for all fitness needs through leveraging relationships with suppliers of sportswear, nutritional supplements and other fitness products.

- Participated in and coordinated sales promotions and seminars with International Health, Racquet & Sports Association efforts, including programs with New Balance and Balance Bar.

- Gained both print and broadcast media coverage by establishing relationships with local media outlets.

- Key contributor in positioning organization as a profitable entity and major competitor in the marketplace, a status that led to eventual acquisition by New York Sports Clubs.

Membership Director – October 1996 To March 1997

Hired into upscale, 1,600-member fitness organization experiencing high rate of membership attrition and declining sales.  Responsible for turning around under-performing operations.  Significantly enhanced profitability by achieving a 40% increase in new sales, a 25% increase in member referrals and a 5% increase in customer retention. 

- Achieved turnaround efforts through cross-selling strategies and development of cohesive efforts to develop customer-centric product/service delivery, holding department heads accountable for specific goal attainment.

A. R. C. SPORTS, Cross River, New York – June 1992 to September 1996

Sales Manager

Joined B2B wholesale sporting goods company in initial trainee position and gained experience in diverse functions of the company.  Sales Manager responsibilities included sales forecasting and marketing efforts with emphasis on expanding revenues and overall profitability.  Identified marketplace requirements and built business from a base of $1 million to $2 million by expanding product line, which increased profits from 10% to 100%.

- Increased revenues in school district, college, league and recreation department segments by including company on recurring bid lists and cultivating relationships at trade shows and expositions.

- Reviewed vendor product lines and determined inventory for upcoming seasons based upon evaluation of past performance and existing inventory.

- Led efforts to move company into automated inventory tracking and invoicing, reducing costs of this operations effort.  Established company credibility for on-time delivery and reliability.


B.S. - Business Administration, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York 1992

Epsilon Sigma Pi National Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society

Solution Selling Sales Training Course Graduate; Dale Carnegie Graduate

[JR: As requested.]





July 16, 2002

EDISON, NJ - The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference office announced yesterday that 83 Manhattan College student-athletes were named to the 2001-02 New York Lottery Academic Honor Roll. Manhattan posted the fourth-highest total in the conference.

To be eligible for the New York Lottery MAAC Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must hold a grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a scale of 4.0 and be in his or her second year of athletic eligibility.

For a complete list of the Honor Roll members, please click here.


July 16, 2002

RIVERDALE, NY - Manhattan College sophomore standout Luis Flores (New York, NY) and 11 other top collegiate players from around the nation are preparing for the 2002 NIT All-Star Camp, which will tour Canada from Monday July 22 through Thursday August 1.

After a week of training at Manhattan College and Madison Square Garden, the All-Stars will head north of the border to take on some of the top teams in Canada.

The All-Stars will be coached by Jasper Hall of Famers George Bucci, '75, and Jack Powers, '58. Powers is the third-winningest coach in Manhattan history with 142 career victories from 1968-1978, while Bucci, who played for Coach Powers and led the Jaspers to three consecutive NIT appearances, is seventh all-time on the Manhattan scoring list with 1,331 career points.


July 16, 2002

SYRACUSE, NY - Five members of the Manhattan College women's basketball team and two members of the men's team will be competing at the 2002 Empire State Games in Syracuse and Cortland, New York from July 31 to August 4. The largest competition of its kind in the nation, the Games is a multi-sport event for amateur athletes, patterned after the Olympic program.

On the women's side, Lady Jaspers Elana Greene (Brooklyn, NY), Mary Kacic (Howard Beach, NY), Rosalee Mason (London, England) and Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) will compete for the New York City squad, while Donnette "Shorty" Reed (Syracuse, NY) will play on the Central team. The women's teams are scheduled to play August 1-4 on the campus of SUNY-Cortland.

On the men's side, Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) will represent the Hudson Valley team, while Willie Haynes (Rochester, NY) will compete for the Western squad. The men's team will compete in the Carrie Dome at Syracuse University from August 1-4.


[Compiled Sports Reports]

Copyright 2002 Richmond Newspapers, Inc.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 16, 2002 Tuesday City Edition
BYLINE: From Wire Reports And Times-Dispatch Resources

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* Randolph-Macon College hired Jessica Spadafora as women's lacrosse coach. She was an assistant coach at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., the past two seasons.

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Copyright 2002 The Kansas City Star Co.
All Rights Reserved
Kansas City Star
July 9, 2002, Tuesday METROPOLITAN EDITION
HEADLINE: Grandview athletic director retires
BYLINE: The Kansas City Star

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Maggie Pfiefer of St. Pius X has signed to play volleyball at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. She was a four-year starter for the Warriors. She helped Pius to a school-record 30-win season last fall and set two records at the Missouri state tournament.

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[Email 1]

Mon, 15 Jul 2002 00:03:37 -0400
Subject: Out of Office AutoReply
From: "Fahey, Michael

Please note that I am no longer employed by Simpson Thacher.  If you wish to contact me, please contact me by email at <privacy invoked>  or by phone at <privacy invoked> .  If you wish to contact an attorney at Simpson Thacher relating to a matter on which I worked, please call <privacy invoked>

Best regards.

[JR: Hopefully, Mike, you switched to something better. Give us an update as you feel appropriate when you have time. Changing jobs is one of those traumas even when voluntary. I know having done it several times.]

[MCOLDB: 1992 ]



[Email 2]

From: Giugliano, Suzanne
Subject: RE: http:
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 08:54:53 -0400

Hi John,

Welcome back!  I got a new job and would appreciate it if you could please send Jasper Jottings to my home email address from now on.  It's <privacy invoked> .

Thanks in advance,

[JR: What is everyone getting new jobs but me. Where is my head! Have to get on that severance line. Only in America does one get paid to find a new job. Great country. Especially after my week in London.]



[Email 3]

From: Christopher J. Ledwith
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 08:59:20 EDT
Subject: Re: John,

I have attached my resume in the hopes that it can be passed on to either an alumni in the recruitment field or possibly an alumni looking for a sales person.  I noticed Bill's profession but was unable to send my resume directly to him as the email address was no apparent.  Thanks for your help.


[JR: I replicated this here for three reasons. One, perhaps we should create a directory of head … er, executive search jaspers as a separate resource for those interested. Assuming these people would be willing to take calls, emails, and letters from their fellow alums. Two, I reiterate if you want to make contact with someone, just send me an email to that effect, and I will bcc my reply to you to them as well. Three, Jaspers who have gone through the process may want to pass along any tips they have or lessons learned. I’ll start.]

[Lesson Learned: Continued employment necessitates that you are always in “job search” mode. You must continually network, scan sources, interview, and financially prepare for your status to change. The only exemption to this rule is for people who are working their “last job”, in which case they should be prepping for what they are going to do next. You can’t just “stop”, ever.]



[Email 4]

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 10:51:34 EDT
Subject: Re:

Just a quick piece of news for you.  AMACOM (the publishing arm of the American Management Association) has just published my first (and perhaps only!) book.  It's called Strategic Staffing: A Practical Toolkit for Workforce Planning and it is available through all the 'normal" channels.  I am now the Pricipal of Bechet Consulting LLC, a firm that specializes in strategic staffing, workforce planning, management development, and HR strategies.  I can be contacted through my website:

[JR: Good for you!]

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 15:22:31 EDT
Subject: Ooops

It occurred to me that when I sent you the news about my book this morning I neglected to tell you that I am Engineering (Civil), class of 1974.

Tom Bechet

[JR: Glad I didn’t have search for who this was. Doncha just hate when you realize this stuff after you punch the send button. It’s like forgetting to attach the attachments.]



[Email 5]

From: Mark Boland
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 14:20:21 -0500
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings20020714.htm


Thanks again for an enjoyable Jasper read.  The last time I wrote to you I had just been canned by Enron during my relocation from Sweden to Houston.

Well, my wife and I have now landed in Denver, Colorado, where I am the new Director of Investment Products at ING Institutional Markets. Basically I'm running a sales desk and doing derivatives product development.

I have updated my details on the MC alumni database, and would love to get together with any Jaspers in this area, and would be glad to network with any jobseekers.


[JR: Yup, I remember. It just proves the old adage by Mr. Murphy.]



[Email 6]

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 19:02:15 -0400
From: Richard U. Kaufmann
Subject: Jottings 7/14/02


Hope your trip to London went off without a hitch. I read with interest in the 7/14/02 jottings that alma mater recruited a basketball player named Oktay Yilmaz and that he will study at Winchendon Academy for one year so that he can go to the college.

My only question is, is alma mater stooping to the level of other big name colleges and paying for a high school education so that they can play at MC?

And who is paying for this? I do hope it isn't coming out of alumni contributions. This is not why I contribute to alma mater.

And aren't there enough needy students in the metropolitan area that could use this help?

I am a dedicated Jasper and I hate to see things like this happen. If the student does not have the academic ability to attend alma mater, MC should not pay to bring them up to the standards of the College.

Rich Kaufmann '68 Prep '64

[JR: Well, it certainly is a good question. Give what I know about the college’s record on athletes and graduation rates, I don’t think that is a concern. As far as, who pays? I don’t know but I’ll ask. Restricting charity to the nyc met area is probably not a good idea. One of MC’s few strategic advantages is its LaSallian international connection. It needs to exploit itself internationally to collect the widest possible audience of potential students. Have to put butts in the chairs or it will have to close. Besides if this fellow was true fodder for the “basketball mills that masquerade as colleges” then he would have never been involved with MC. We can’t “outbid” them. My guess is that he is a worthy case that merits our support in the absence of other evidence. Besides which maybe he CAN play. Nothing wrong with winning as long as we stay within the lines.]

[JR: Good though provoking post. Maybe some one from the college will respond.]



[Email 7]

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 17:04:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jim Noonan
Subject: Jasper's Jottings

Dear John:

I would greatly appreciate your e-mailing me Jasper's Jottings when it is produced.

Jim Noonan
Class of 1952

[JR: Be glad too. It’s “produced” weekly ... … from the thoughtful input of people like you and “salts” with some ravings by the cic.]



[Email 8]

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 10:13:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: James Gannon
Subject: Fwd: Manhattan College Young Alumni Happy Hour - July 25

"Mr. Jasper Jottings":

I wanted to know if you could add this info on the next happy hour to your newsletter. I hope you had a relaxing vacation.

Keep the good news coming.

Jim Gannon 


Note: forwarded message attached.

Tue, 9 Jul 2002 14:25:30 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 14:25:30 EDT
Subject: Manhattan College Young Alumni Happy Hour - July 25


In March, you attended the first of our quarterly NYC Manhattan College Young Alumni Happy Hours.  We are hoping to increase attendance from the Class of 2000.  

Would you please pass the word on to your fellow classmates, and if possible, let me know who were the key social organizers in your class, so I may try to get them involved.

Details of our next event on July 25 are below. Please pass on to your fellow classmates.

Sean Murphy '86


Manhattan College Young Alumni
(classes of 1988-2002)
Quarterly Happy Hour Party

Thursday, July 25

$30 per person Price includes:

- open bar 6:30pm-8:30pm

- buffet

- DJ music

- mingling & networking with fellow Manhattan Young Alumni


793 Ninth Ave.
(between 52nd & 53rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 957-2994

RSVP: (212) 288-0893

[JR: I take editorial note that while I graduated a few years before the 88 cutoff, I still think I am young. Hmphhfff! ;-)  ]



[Email 9]

Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 13:41:31 -0400
From: Jack Kelly
Subject: Arnold Air Society Reunion Cruise 2003


    Thanks for all your work on the JasperJottings.  It's provided some valuable information for me over the past few years while I've been lurking here.

    I just wanted to get the word out that some former members of the AAS at Manhattan are planning a reunion cruise in February 2003.  Details can be found at  We had a great time at our Reunion 2000 and this one is shaping up to be its equal.

Thanks again.
Jack Kelly
Business '68

[JR: Glad you found it worthwhile. When it gets closer (near to 90 days), let me know the details and I’ll add it to the calendar.]


[Email 10]

From: Meg Walsh
Subject: Manhattan College, NYC Alumni Club
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 12:48:31 -0400

Dear Manhattan College Alumni,

Several weeks ago you either responded to a questionnaire that had been circulated following the April 11th, NYC Alumni Club premier event or via another route, have expressed an interest in supporting the NYC Club Committee's efforts in preparing for the next Alumni Club event. 

The Club's next event is scheduled for mid-October and the theme is Staying on Top of Your Game, Marketing Yourself in a Changing Economy. 

Despite the fact that it is summer, we are moving ahead with the planning, task assignment and formation of the sub-committees that will be responsible for various aspects of the event.  Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th. On behalf  of the Committee, I would like to invite you to attend the meeting, get to know us, and decide if there is a sub-committee you feel  you have time enough to volunteer  for. Details of the meeting are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2002
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location:  Right Management,  330 Madison Ave, 14th floor

(You must use the name of Kevin Dolan for the security guard to give you access to the 14th floor.)

Because of the security issue, as well as the fact we serve a light snack at the meeting I would ask you to RSVP to me by July 18th, via E mail if you plan to attend or not. If you have a friend or know of another Alumni that may be interested in joining us, please let me know and I will forward an invitation to them as well.

I hope you can join us at the meeting, as you know our first event was a great success, and we look forward to growing the event even further in the Fall.

Meg Walsh, NYC Club Chairperson

[JR: Lost in the morass of email while away.]





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A Final Thought

Suffer the children
Bill O'Reilly
Posted: July 18, 2002

"So I propose this: A new law called the "Child Criminal Protection Act of 2002." Under this law, any adult charged with harming a child younger than 16 years of age would be tried in a federal court and sent to a federal prison."

While I am usually predisposed to say "no" to any new federal mission that is not an explicit 19th century Constitutional mandate, in this case, I think Bill is on to something.

He cites the Lindberg baby kidnapping case as the driver for the Federal kidnapping statute. And, I agree that protection of our youngest citizens is a valid purpose of government. Since it is apparent that new technology and new threats to children are appearing, a new response is in order.

For this, I would pay more taxes. Now like any good idea, it will be perverted into something it isn't supposed to be, but it will be up to the citizens to see that doesn't happen.

And that’s the last word.