Sunday 11 August 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 984 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget: … … 

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!


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


August 5, 2002
Suicide bomber kills 9 in Israel
By Joshua Mitnick

"SAFED, Israel A suicide bomber detonated an explosive on a packed morning commuter bus near the northern city of Safed, killing nine and wounding about 50, in the deadliest of a wave of attacks yesterday by Palestinian militants throughout Israel and the West Bank."

It would seem that the spiral of death continues. One can only pray that we find our way out of this mess. Not that we own the mess, but, we have had a fair hand in creating it. Since tyrants cause terrorism, it would seem that getting a democracy in the Arab, Islamic, and Palestinian worlds would be our best shot at breaking out.

Until sanity returns, I’ll pray for the victims.

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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Kenmore, Kara Husband



Garvey, Patrick J.



Zagursky, Joe



Bessette, Russell W.



McDermott, Pete



Butler, Robert J. Jr.



McBride, Michael J.



Maroney, Mrs. Mary Pat 



Horcajo, Antonio



McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn



Carrion, Angel



McFarland, Lynn



Vinall, Sylvia Ann



Collins, Sharon








Bessette, Russell W.



Butler, Robert J. Jr.



Carrion, Angel



Collins, Sharon



Garvey, Patrick J.



Horcajo, Antonio



Kenmore, Kara Husband



Maroney, Mrs. Mary Pat 



McBride, Michael J.



McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn



McDermott, Pete



McFarland, Lynn



Vinall, Sylvia Ann



Zagursky, Joe





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McFarland, Lynn, Professor of Psychology.

B.A., Psychology, Manhattan College, 1995;
M.A., Psychology, Michigan State University, 1998;
Ph.D., Psychology, Michigan State University, 2000.





Office of Public Affairs, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 62225-5357


Col. Robert J. Butler Jr. is director of intelligence/J2, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Intelligence Directorate is responsible for all peacetime and wartime intelligence activities for USTRANSCOM and subordinate Transportation Component Commands.

The colonel entered the Air Force in December 1979 as a distinguished graduate of the Manhattan College Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has served in a variety of intelligence and communications-computer systems positions in the continental United States and Europe at the detachment, squadron, group, major command, unified command, Headquarters Air Force and Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense levels. He has commanded three times and served as a Fellow at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif., and as a National Defense Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the commander, Joint Intelligence Center-Transportation/J2, USTRANSCOM, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.


1979 Bachelor of science degree in computer information systems with a minor in Spanish, Manhattan College, N.Y.
1981 Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1983 Master of business administration degree, University of Maryland
1994 Air Command and Staff College, distinguished graduate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.


1. June 1979 - March 1984, computer programmer analyst, assistant executive officer and chief, Manpower and Personnel, Air Force Data Services Center, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

2. March 1984 - May 1987, intelligence systems manager and chief of Systems Integration, Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe and 1856th Communications Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

3. June 1987 - June 1990, deputy program manager for Systems Engineering, Intelligence Support System Program, United States European Command, Patch Barracks, Germany

4. June 1990 - August 1991, Air Force Research Fellow, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.

5. August 1991 - August 1993, acquisition support manager, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Intelligence, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

6. August 1993 - June 1994, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

7. July 1994 - June 1996, commander, 23rd Intelligence Squadron, Naval Air Station, Key West, Fla.

8. July 1996 - June 1997, commander, Detachment 1, Intelligence Systems Group and director, Information Operations Center, Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

9. June 1997 - May 1998, National Defense Fellow, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

10. June 1998 - March 2000, assistant for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Issues, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

11. April 2000 - July 2001, commander, Joint Intelligence Center-Transportation, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

12. July 2001 - present, director of intelligence/J2, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.


Defense Meritorious Service
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
United States Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation


Private Pilot
Co-authored article on surveillance and reconnaissance for Air Force's Spacecast 2020 Project; published in Airpower Journal (1995).
Authored article entitled DoD's Use of Information Technology and Applicable Lessons for the State Department inthe Information Age; published by The Henry L. Stimson Center, March 1998.
Authored Pew Case study entitled The Air Traffic Control Initiative: A Case Study in United States Decision-Making and US-China Relations; published by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy,Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, July 2001.




Russell W. Bessette, M.D.
Executive Director

Russell W. Bessette, M.D., was appointed Executive Director of the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) by Governor George E. Pataki and unanimously confirmed by the State Senate on January 31, 2000.

In 1999, Governor Pataki and the New York State Legislature passed the historic Jobs 2000 Act, creating the Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR). Dr. Bessette will head this new agency in fulfilling its mandate to grow New York State's leadership position in high technology research and economic development. A critical element of NYSTAR's mission is the recognition that New York's world-class public and private research universities and academic centers are powerful economic development engines that can create new high-tech jobs and opportunity for New Yorkers.

Dr. Bessette brings unique qualities to this new position. He was the Director of the Instrument and Devices Clinical Laboratory at the Center of Advanced Technology (CAT) at Buffalo from 1985-1989. He has been a leader in academic research for more than 30 years in the fields of science and technology. He has authored or co-authored more than 55 peer-reviewed academic publications, reports and research papers and has authored eight textbook chapters on reconstructive surgery. Most recently, Dr. Bessette served as the Executive Director of the Buffalo Technology Transfer Center at Sisters' Hospital.

Prior to his appointment to NYSTAR, Dr. Bessette rose through the academic ranks and was appointed a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery (Reconstructive Plastic Surgery) at the State University of New York at Buffalo's School of Medicine. During his years at Buffalo, he was recognized on numerous occasions. In 1976, Dr. Bessette received the Educator of the Year Award from the SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and in 1987 he was again recognized with the Annual Dental Alumnus Award. On a national level, Dr. Bessette was awarded the First Place Research Paper Award by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons in 1983.

Dr. Bessette has held numerous leadership roles in organized medicine at the local, state and national level. He is a past President of the Erie County Medical Society, the American Society of Tempormandibular Joint Surgeons, and the University at Buffalo Medical Alumni Association. He is a past member of the Association of Academic Chairman of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Bessette served as a member of President George Bush's Transition Team for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was asked by the Bush-Cheney Transition Committee to offer input on the NIH. The NIH, which had a budget of $17.8 billion in 2000, is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College, a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He was trained in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery and is a Board Certified Plastic (reconstructive) Surgeon. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Bessette's public service began with Governor Pataki's appointment of him to the New York State Public Health Council in 1995. He was subsequently appointed Chairman from 1996 to 2000, when he resigned from the Council due to his appointment at NYSTAR.

[MCOLDB: 1964 ]




Angel Carrion, DC, CCSP, CCIC

Born and raised in the Bronx, a 1993 graduate of Manhattan College as well as a graduate of Life Chiropractic College, located in Georgia. Dr. Carrion is a Certified Chiropractic Insurance Consultant and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practicioner. Dr. Carrion is currently preparing for certification in Applied Kinisiology.

He has a background in Judo and Jujitsu. He is a practicing  2nd degree blackbelt in Judo and has been practicing for the past 26 years. He also holds a 4th degree black belt in SAN YAMA BUSHI RYU Jujitsu.

[MCOLDB: 1993 ]  

[JR: Just like a doctor or all those lawyers, all those years of practicing. Think they ever learn? ;-) At my job, I don’t get to “practice”. I’d better be right the first time. No practice. Like Zia said, too many years ago, “Wrong sign, bridge fall down. No partial credit!” Wonder what he woulda said about “practice”?]




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Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
August 4, 2002, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 9; Page 11; Column 4; Society Desk

Sylvia Vinall, Brendan Walsh

Sylvia Ann Vinall, the daughter of Maria Vinall of Tempe, Ariz., and Dr. Sidney Vinall of Boulder, Colo., was married yesterday to Brendan Francis Walsh, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Walsh of Woodhaven, Queens. The Rev. Robert O'Connor, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan.

Mrs. Walsh, 30, teaches English at the Tito Puente Academy of the Performing Arts, a public middle school in Manhattan. A graduate of New School University, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater arts from the New School and a certificate in drama from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan. Mr. Walsh, 28, is a civil engineer at Slattery Skanska, a general contracting company in Whitestone, Queens. He is involved in building the light rail line to Kennedy International Airport. He graduated from Manhattan College. 

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Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
August 4, 2002, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 9; Page 10; Column 1; Society Desk

Sharon Collins, David de la Nuez

Sharon Ann Collins, a daughter of Elizabeth and John J. Collins of Dumont, N.J., was married yesterday to David Manuel de la Nuez, a son of Helen Armstrong and Manuel de la Nuez of Brooklyn. The Rev. Daniel Ulloa, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at the Church of Notre Dame in Manhattan.

The bride and bridegroom, both 27, received master's degrees from Columbia University, she in environmental engineering and he in operations research. The bride teaches eighth-grade math and science at Robeson Academy Prep, a program for high-achievement students at Paul Robeson Junior High School in the Bronx. She graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College. Her father maintains boilers at the Peterboro, N.J., plant of Honeywell, the electronics manufacturer. Her mother is the secretary to the borough administrator of Tenafly, N.J.

The bridegroom, who graduated with distinction from Cornell, is a doctoral candidate in industrial engineering and operations research at Columbia. His mother retired as a Spanish teacher at Great Neck North Senior High School on Long Island. His father retired as the dean of the School of General Studies at City College and a professor of Spanish literature.

Ms. Collins and Mr. de la Nuez met in August 1997 at a barbecue.

"Columbia University was hosting an orientation barbecue for all incoming engineering graduate students," Ms. Collins recalled.

Mr. de la Nuez said: "When I arrived, I didn't know anyone else there. So, since I am a committed vegetarian -- I've been one since 1993 or so -- I grabbed a couple of ears of corn on the cob and salad and looked for a place to sit."

He noted that virtually everyone else had a hamburger or a hot dog. Then he spied a woman sitting alone who had, like him, forgone burgers and dogs.

"I also noticed that she had beautiful curly hair," he added.

He sat down next to her and introduced himself. As they talked -- for hours -- they discovered they had more than vegetarianism in common.


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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.

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Copyright 2002 Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
All rights reserved  
Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
August 2, 2002 Friday
BYLINE: Randi Weiner, Staff

St. Peter's Elementary gets new principal
Randi Weiner
The Journal News

A Haverstraw resident and longtime educator who taught 18 years at St. Peter's Elementary School has been named principal there.

Margaret Hamilton officially took over leadership of the county's oldest Catholic school yesterday. Kathleen Dunn, who served as teacher and principal at St. Peter's for decades, retired at the end of the school year.

"My husband and two sons went to the school, and I taught there," Hamilton said. "I'm very familiar with the community because I live in Haverstraw. I was very thrilled when I was offered the position." Hamilton received her bachelor's degree in history and political science from the College of St. Vincent in Riverdale and her master's degree in education from the College of St. Rose in Albany. She taught first grade at Neary Elementary School in North Rockland from 1970 to 1972 and took a break from teaching after her sons were born.

She did not give up working in the community. She was an employee and, eventually, administrator of Kings Daughters Public Library from the time it became a public library until about 1982. She introduced story hour as part of her work with the library's youngest patrons.

Once her sons were older, she found she missed teaching and, in 1982, became the teacher of the newly created kindergarten at St. Peter's. She was a kindergarten teacher there for three years before taking over as teacher for other grades. By the time she left the school in 1998, she had taught every grade but fourth, she said.

In 1998, Hamilton took a year's hiatus. Her oldest son, Eugene, had entered the priesthood but was stricken with cancer in 1995 and given only scant time to live - far too little time to complete his seminary work. By special approval of Pope John Paul II, the Rev. Eugene Hamilton was ordained a Roman Catholic priest just hours before he died, at age 24, in January 1997.

In 1999, Margaret Hamilton decided to go back to education and began taking administrative courses at Manhattan College. The principalship of St. Catherine of Genoa in Manhattan came open, and she was hired as principal there, serving from September 1998 until last week, when she took over at St. Peter's.

Hamilton said she applied for the position at St. Peter's because she wanted something a little closer to home.

"I decided that the commute was really getting to be a lot," she said.

Since she had worked at St. Peter's school for years, she was familiar with its traditions and sense of community, and knew many of the staff, she said.

"It has a rich history and a rich tradition," she said. "My dream is that it will continue to be an excellent Catholic school that provides an excellent religious education and the secular subjects as well. That's increasingly important: The children that graduate from here need not just be given a religious background and the tools of leading a well-focused religious life, but the academic skills to succeed in life.

"It's increasingly important that our children are prepared to go out and hold their own - which they have done in the past, and I hope they will continue in the years to come," she said.

Nora Murphy, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of New York, said Hamilton's knowledge of St. Peter's and her academic background "are points of strength. She's basically somebody who brings background to St. Peter's. She has experience at a Catholic school in an area with a very diverse population which will help her ? make the transition easier."

Reach Randi Weiner at or 845-578-2468.

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Copyright 2002 The Buffalo News  
The Buffalo News
August 3, 2002 Saturday, FINAL EDITION
BYLINE: KEITH McSHEA; News Sports Reporter

It wasn't the prettiest way to earn a softball win, but considering the way Western's Friday went at the Empire State Games, it'll certainly take it.

After losing to two-time defending gold medalist Central, 1-0, in its first game, Western eked out a 2-1 victory over Hudson Valley in the bottom of the seventh when Lancaster's Tessa Paolini got on with an infield single, moved to second and third on wild pitches, then scored on an error.

The win tied Western with Central and Adirondack atop the softball standings at 3-1 heading into today's final day of competition at Syracuse University's Skytop Field.

"Central was a tough one, but we came back," said Western and Canisius College coach Mike Rappl. "That was a good win for us. We'll take it anyway we can get it. When you come to a tournament like this you've got to be sharp, and one key mistake will be the difference in the ballgame a lot of times." Western meets winless New York City at 10:30 a.m. today. Since Adirondack and Central play at 8:30 a.m., a Western win will put it in today's 7 p.m. gold-medal game. Western beat Adirondack, 3-2, in eight innings Thursday.

Western won softball bronze last year after a silver showing in 2000. Western's last golds were back-to-back titles in 1997 and '98.

Western, loaded with Buffalo-area players who have completed their college careers, got a big boost from its younger guns. All-Western New York pitcher Lindsay Garbacz, who will be a senior at Lancaster High School in the fall, came on in relief of recent Manhattan College graduate Kara Husband (Kenmore) and earned the win with two strikeouts in two shutout innings.

Catcher Paolini and first baseman Sheri Greenauer (Cheektowaga) -- who graduated from high school in the spring -- combined for pivotal plays on offense and defense in the final inning.

In the top of the seventh, the pair combined on an inning-ending, strike-'em-out-throw-'em-out double play. After Garbacz whiffed shortstop Christine Moran, Paolini fired to first and Greenauer slapped a tag on Christine Sweeney, who led off the inning with a bunt single.

"They were calling for the bunt and you know the girl is going to take a big lead, and we got her," said Paolini, who also nailed a would-be basestealer at second in the top of the fifth with a great throw that brought the glove of shortstop Lynn Stoczynski (Depew) right to the runner.

"Tessa and I have been playing for years -- we've been playing since we've been 10," said Greenauer, who will play at Mercyhurst this fall. "We give each other a look, and we know what's going on."

Paolini reached in the bottom of the inning on a one-out infield single and moved to second on a wild pitch by tough-luck loser Tara DiMaggio. DiMaggio, who will be a Syracuse University senior in the fall, struck out three and never pitched to more than four batters in an inning on the Orangewomen's home diamond.

Jamie Gerace (Kenmore West senior-to-be) popped out for the second out, but the first pitch to Greenauer was wild to send Paolini to third. On the next pitch, Greenauer knocked a grounder that headed toward Moran at shortstop. But the ball dribbled under Moran's glove and allowed Paolini to score.

"I was pumped for it -- I knew I was due," said Greenauer, who singled to center in the second and had a sharp line drive stabbed by the first baseman in the fifth. "I was trying to help out in any way."

"It's last ups," said Paolini, who is headed to Canisius College in the fall. "You've gotta do what you've gotta do."

Hudson Valley took the lead when Moran scored on Melinda Whitaker's grounder to right field, although Whitaker was forced out at first by right fielder Jacqueline Fusco (Lancaster). Western tied it when Fusco's groundout scored Greenauer.

In the Central game, Western missed its best chance when it had runners on second and third in the first inning with one out but was unable to score. Central got its run when it brought around Kate Gentile, who had doubled, in the top of the second.

"We wanted to pitch Gentile inside, the pitch got away and was outside, and it's a leadoff double and that was the key," said Rappl. "We just made a mistake with the pitch. And when you play a good team, it's usually going to be decided by who's going to make the mistake."

GRAPHIC: Photos by HARRY SCULL Jr./Buffalo News Cheektowaga's Sheri Greenauer raps a base hit for the Western team during softball action Friday. Lancaster's Lindsay Garbacz pitches in relief Friday at the Empire State Games.

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FROM THE COLLEGE’S WEB SITE: Your resume can be sent to employers who contact our office seeking to fill positions.  For more information contact the Recruitment Coordinator at (718) 862-7965 or Email to

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RIVERDALE, NY (August 5, 2002) - Manhattan College has announced the non-conference schedules for the men's and women's basketball teams for 2002-03.

The men's non-conference schedule is comprised of eight games, including a pair of tournaments in December. The Jaspers will kick off the 2002-03 campaign taking on Sacred Heart in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Westchester County Center on November 25. Manhattan is also slated to take on Yale at Madison Square Garden on December 7.

On December 17 and 18, the Jaspers travel to Louisville, Kentucky for the Papa John Classic, with host Louisville, Wright State and Eastern Kentucky. Then on December 27 and 28, Manhattan will attempt to defend its 2001 MSG/Holiday Festival title at Madison Square Garden. The tournament also features St. John's, Iona and the University of North Carolina.

The women's schedule features nine games, five of which will be held in Draddy Gym. The Lady J's begin the season with a pair of road games, at New Hampshire on November 22 and at Norfolk State on November 26.

Manhattan's home opener is scheduled for November 30 against the University of Delaware. The non-conference home slate also includes games against Binghamton on December 14, Florida A&M on December 16, Tulsa on December 28 and Harvard on December 30.

Following are the complete men's and women's non-conference basketball schedules. Please note that times and dates are subject to change.

Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Mon., November 25 vs. Sacred Heart# (at Westchester County Center) TBA
Tues., December 3 at Fordham  TBA
Sat., December 7 vs. Yale (at Madison Square Garden) TBA
Tue., December 17 vs. Wright State (Papa John Classic)  TBA
Wed., December 18 vs. Louisville/Eastern Kentucky (Papa John Classic) TBA
Mon., December 23 at Hofstra 7:00 PM
Fri., December 27  vs. St. John's (at Madison Square Garden) TBA
Sat., December 28 vs. North Carolina/Iona (at Madison Square Garden) TBA

# Coaches vs. Cancer

Women's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Fri., November 22  at New Hampshire TBA
Tues., November 26 at Norfolk State TBA
Sat., November 30  DELAWARE 2:00 PM
Sat., December 14 BINGHAMTON 2:00 PM
Mon., December 16 FLORIDA A&M 7:00 PM
Sat., December 21  at St. Francis, PA TBA
Sat., December 28  TULSA 2:00 PM
Mon., December 30 HARVARD 2:00 PM
Sun., January 5 at Fordham TBA




RIVERDALE, NY (August 5, 2002) - Several Manhattan College student-athletes participated in the 2002 Empire State Games in Syracuse, NY last weekend.

In men's basketball, Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) represented the Hudson Valley squad and averaged 16.3 points per game over three games. Although Hudson Valley suffered three defeats at the Games, Jackette managed to hit five three-pointers on two separate occasions. In a 118-93 loss to Long Island, Jackette poured in 27 points including five threes, and against Western, he tallied 18 points on the strength of five more buckets from behind the arc.

In women's basketball action, Donnette "Shorty" Reed (Syracuse, NY) represented the Central squad, which took home the silver medal. Reed averaged 7.8 points per game, highlighted by a 12-point performance against Western, the eventual gold medal winners. Four other Lady J's played for the New York City squad, which won the bronze medal by defeating Long Island 74-66. Rosalee Mason (London, England) averaged 16.5 points per game, Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) averaged 8.8 points per game, Mary Kacic (Howard Beach, NY) averaged 8.5 points and Elana Greene (Brooklyn, NY) chipped in with 7.3 points per game.

In men's soccer, Frank Gizzo (Mahopac, NY) represented the Hudson valley team and helped the squad to a fourth place finish. Gizzo scored a pair of goals including the game-winner in a 3-1 win over Long Island, and added another goal in a 3-2 loss to Adirondack. Hudson Valley advanced to the bronze medal game, but fell to Western 4-0.

In women's soccer, Lindsay Bernstein (Stormville, NY) also played for Hudson Valley, which, like the men's squad, placed fourth in the team standings. Bernstein contributed a goal in an 8-1 thrashing of Long Island, and added an assist in a 2-1 loss to Western.

In softball, Kara Husband (Depew, NY) and the Western squad went 4-1 in the tournament and won their first gold medal since 1998. Western defeated Adirondack in the gold medal game 2-1, as Husband pitched four strong innings to pick up the win. Husband also earned a victory for Western tossing five shutout innings in a 3-0 win over Long Island. Other Lady J's playing in the Games were Candace Petrillo (New Windsor, NY) and Melinda Whitaker (Saugerties, NY), who played for the bronze medal winning Hudson Valley team, and Jennifer Kamph (Ozone Park, NY) and former Manhattan head coach Susan Hannon, who played for New York City. Petrillo saw limited action, going 0-3 in two games, while Whitaker got a pair of hits, drove in a run and scored a run as Hudson Valley went 2-3. Kamph and Hannon got one hit apiece as New York City finished 0-5.

In men's track and field, Mike Pellet (Croton, NY) competed for Hudson Valley, placing fifth in the shotput with a throw of 14.05 meters, and finished eighth in the discus with a toss of 38.68 meters.

For complete results of the 2002 Empire State Games, please click here.



RIVERDALE, NY (August 5, 2002) - Junior golfer Chris Damiano (Scarsdale, NY) finished as the runner-up at the 2002 New York State Amateur Championship at the Transit Valley Country Club in East Amherst.

Damiano defeated Al Rabil in the first round, 5 and 4, then in second round edged Adam Cohn 2 and 1. In the quarterfinal round, Damiano bested Phillip Gutterman 1 up to advance to the semifinals. Damiano advanced to the championship by defeating George Kavanagh 3 and 2, before falling to Kyle Hess in the finals, 4 and 2.


RIVERDALE, NY (August 5, 2002) - The 2002 NIT All-Star team returned from a 10-day trip to Toronto, Canada on Thursday, after going 6-1 against some of the top teams in Canada. Manhattan sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) had a very impressive trip, averaging 11.1 points, 4.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. Flores also hit 16-19 free throw attempts and made 48.3 percent of his shots from the floor.

Following are complete team results, as well as a game-by-game breakdown of Flores' performances.

Game Results
Game 1: All-Stars 101, GT Express 79
Game 2: All-Stars 68, Canada Seniors 65
Game 3: All-Stars 83, Canada Development 74
Game 4: All-Stars 94, Canada Seniors 87
Game 5: Canada Development 92, All-Stars 75
Game 6: All-Stars 112, Ontario All-Stars 87
Game 7: All-Stars 109, GT Express 86

Game 1 3-6 0-1 0-0 2-0-2 0 6 3 1 0 0 20
Game 2 4-9 1-1 4-4 2-0-2 3 13 2 5 0 1 23
Game 3 5-10 2-3 1-1 0-4-4 2 13 3 2 0 0 25
Game 4 3-6 0-1 1-1 0-2-2 5 7 1 5 0 1 12
Game 5 3-10 2-6 5-6 1-4-5 1 13 3 2 0 1 23
Game 6 5-8 0-1 2-3 0-1-1 1 12 9 2 0 n/a n/a
Game 7 5-9 1-3 3-4 0-2-2 2 14 13 0 3 n/a n/a
Totals 28-58 6-19 16-19 5-13-18 14 78 34 17 3 3 103


August 5, 2002
Kim Frederick Receives MAAC Honorable Mention

EDISON, NJ - Manhattan College cross country and track athlete Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) was named the 2001-02 New York Lottery MAAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Fairfield University's softball standout Melissa Santos and Saint Peter's College volleyball standout Valentine Zaharieva were also recipients of the women's prestigious award.

Spring was named the 2001 MAAC Cross Country Most Outstanding Runner for earning the individual title with a time of 25:21.86 as the Jaspers earned a share of the men's cross country title. He ran a personal best of 30:28.80 in the 10K and placed 10th at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. Spring also placed first in the 1,500 meter run with a new MAAC record time of 3:50.99 at the 2002 MAAC Outdoor Track Championship, helping Manhattan win its seventh consecutive crown as he was named the MAAC's Most Outstanding Male Athlete for Outdoor Track. A two-time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team, Spring currently owns a 3.833 grade point average in political science.

"Matt Spring is the best middle-distance runner that we've had at Manhattan in the last 15 years," Robert Byrnes Director of Athletics at Manhattan, said. "He's very durable, very coachable and possesses a quiet toughness. He's very unassuming in his appearance, but when the gun goes off, he's a great competitor. Matt is also an excellent student, and I am very proud of him for winning this prestigious award."

The MAAC Committee on Athletic Administration created the New York Lottery MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year in October 2001 to recognize overall excellence in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community. Each MAAC member selected one male and one female nominee for the honor. The conference sports information directors voted to determine one overall winner for men and women. The conference awarded honorable mention awards to each nominee. Nominees must have at least a 3.2 overall grade point average, be in their second year of residence at the institution, and be a starter or important reserve on their team.

Kim Frederick (Orange, CA) received a MAAC Honorable Mention for her outstanding academic and athletic performance as a member of the Lady Jasper volleyball team. Frederick, who led the 2001 team in solo blocks (20), block assists (47) and total blocks (67), graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2002 with a cumulative GPA of 3.940.




[Compiled Sports Reports]





[Email 1]

From: Joe Zagursky
Subject: "Spam" Stuff
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 08:24:48 -0400

John, I recently changed my service to sbc Yahoo. They continue to accept my current E-Mail address. The big surprise is that they have a "spam control" that takes messages that have certain characteristics and place them is a special box that isn't at all my in-box. I didn't ask them to do that. They perceive it as a service to their customers.

I did have the ability to alter the process, so I did.

I believe many subscribers don't even know that is happening with their ISP service. I suspect that's the case with the Jasper that is using the domain.....

Keep 'em coming!

Joe Zagursky '60

[JR: Yes, I agree. SPAM is such a big problem to the ISPs, I am sure they will do more. The misconfigured ones at private entities are really surprising (i.e., ConEd).]



[Email 2]

From: Antonio Horcajo. BEE 88
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 16:58:34 +0100
Subject: Changing jobs

Hi John, please erase me from your mail list as I’m moving to Credit Lyonnais at the beginning of September.  I’ll send my new mail account once I get there.

Thanks. Antonio Horcajo. BEE 88

[JR: Done. We await your safe return. And, point out the value of redirectors like]



[Email 3]

From: McBride, Michael J.  (1982)
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 21:08:46 EDT
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper

Thanks. Yes, I'll give it a try.

[JR: Welcome to the distribution.]



[Email 4]

Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 04:57:19 -0400
From: Peter McDermott
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper


I've been receiving Jasper Jottings and would appreciate continuing to do so.

Thanks for the gift,
Pete McDermott '67

[JR: Sorry, I just blundered across an alternative way to reach you. Sorry to confuse the issue.]

Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 05:04:12 -0400
From: Peter McDermott
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper


I just thought of something after I sent the previous email asking to be kept on your mailing list.

I am responding to you from Seoul, Korea.

You may be interested to know that Sigmun Rhee was the first President of Korea after the Korean War until about 1960 and Park Chung Hee was President of Korea from about 1961 to about 1980.

In between, there was an "interim President" for about a year. His name was Chang Myung (also known as John Chang) and he was a Jasper graduating in the 1920's and also received an honorary doctorate from Manhattan later on. I believe he was also the first Korean Ambassador to the United Nations.

Pete McDermott

[JR: I didn’t know that.]



[Email 5]

From: Maroney, Mrs. Mary Pat  (1984)
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 12:17:15 EDT
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper

Please forward the Jasper Jottings to me. Thanks!

[JR: Done ]



[Email 6]

From: MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
Subject: Hello!!!!    /     Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 12:21:47 -0400


I was subscribed through my work email before (currently I am a SAHM.....though I do spend some time selling used books on Ebay and!!) and I would like to receive your weekly newsletter.

Myself and my husband (Fordham College, Rose Hill, 1983) are expecting our second child so I hope to be able to send you the birth announcement next month (my due date is 9/27).


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
1989, College of Arts and Sciences, Major: English and World Literature

[JR: My wonderful filing system. I never keep a unified look of everyone. I just “blunder along”. I am a Dr. Laura fan and I think you have undertaken the hardest most-important job. We’ll look forward to that news.]



[Email 7]

From: Patrick J. Garvey (1957)
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 15:45:37 EDT
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper

Many thanks, John but please change my address to: <privacy invoked>     Pat

[JR: Done ]





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A Final Thought

Boom and Bust: Government s Fault
by David Dieteman

"Blame the men who inflated the money supply. Blame the politicians. It is, after all, their fault. They have manipulated money and credit in exchange for political advantage. For men like Bush and Clinton, they enjoyed some advantage. Those who do not understand economics wrongly believed that these politicians had brought genuine prosperity."

"Bring back the gold standard. Abolish the legal tender laws. That would be a start."

Just a quick quote, to start this comment. Does anyone think about money? I mean really think about it. It is supposed to be (1) a unit of account; (2) a medium of exchange; and (3) a store of value. In a free marketplace, it allows the invisible hand to appeal to individuals to become the satisfiers of need. It communicates information in both directions.

One can not become "rich" without satisfying the needs of another.

When profit potential is high, that potential profit encourages someone to take risks to capture that profit. When the potential is low, or negative, that discourages people from staying in that niche.

Whenever the sovereign, throughout recorded history, has "debased" the currency, trouble soon followed. I remember seeing an exhibit of gold coins. Of particular note was the French ones. The "some number of francs" (i.e., 10, 20 5, 1, or cares)coin literally shrunk over the years. It was amazing. A series of French kings literally gave the coins a shave. It was educational.

Now, we don't even have gold coins in circulation. Just pieces of paper. In some cases not even that, just electronic pulses. So we can't see what we have done to ourselves.

If we could we would see the "coin" literally melt away. My niece just bought a "ranch" (style of house, no acres) similar to the one that I live in. She paid near a quarter of a million "dollars" for something that I bought for 55k less than two decades ago. It originally sold new for 15k in the mid Fifties. Now does anyone think that a 1950 "dollar", a 1980 "dollar", and a 2002 "dollar" are all the same?

As an engineer, it as if every year the definition of a mile became slightly longer. It infuriates me that people don't see this, ignore it, or just don't care.

Someone has to pay for the social programs being xeroxed out by the congress critters. The bombs being dropped in Afgana-where-is-it. The new federal airport security. The War on Terrorism. And, all these such and so forth.

Are you beginning to feel that your dollar in your wallet is shrinking? It should. The paper printing factories in the US Mint are working overtime. Are you? More "dollars" chasing fewer and fewer "goods". That's inflation! It robs the senior citizen of the value they have saved from a lifetime of work. It robs the bondholders of the value they have loaned. It robs everyone of an improving standard of living. And gives the fruit of those thefts to the politicians who promise "free stuff". Bread and circuses for everyone.

We have to put a stop to the government's theft of our "seed corn" to have any economic hope.


And that’s the last word.