Sunday 15 September 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 998 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget:

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!

Monday, September 23 – Long Island Jasper Golf Outing
          call Alumni Relations Office (718) 862-7454

Wednesday, September 25, 2002 -MCLAC Technology Presentation
          RSVP Maria Khury <> required.

Thursday, October 3, 2002 - MCLAC meeting
          RSVP Maria Khury <> required.

Monday, October 5 – New Library Dedication

Monday, October 5 – Columbus Day Golf Outing Mahopac, NY
          call Ssive Sola (718) 862-7454

Wednesday, October 9 – NYC Alumni Club
          "Staying on Top of Your Game,
           Marketing Yourself in a Changing Economy"
           Grace Feeney (718) 862-7432

October 14 - 22  Normandy
            Call Alumni Holiday Travel:  Phone: 847-384-4500

Thursday, October 17, 2002 - MCLAC conference call
          RSVP Maria Khury <> required.

Wednesday October 23 - Career Fair Undergraduate
            Draddy Gymnasium from 12 Noon to 4 PM 
            Any organization interested in participating should contact
                  Joe Dillon (718) 862-7997.
            Recent Manhattan College graduates are invited to attend
                  register with Ssive Sola (718) 862-7454.

Sunday, October 27, 2002 - Manhattan College Open House
        Submitted by Maria Khury

Tuesday, November 12 – 25th Annual John J. Horan Lecture
          Rudolf Giuliani ‘65


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


LifeTrek Provision #273: Love the Bastards

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Finally, Auerbach, puffing on a cigar and getting increasingly frustrated, stopped the banter with the following remark, "How do I do it? Goddamn it, I'll tell you how I do it. I love the bastards."

At which point George Allen, an even meaner hombre than Red Auerbach, blinked in surprise and said to the interviewer, "Nothing we've said so far is important, until now." Auerbach thought for a second and continued, "And I'll tell you how I know that's how I do it. Because five years later, after these guys are no longer on the team, they're calling me up to tell me how things are going."

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"You've got get the players to owe you. Rather than antagonize them to show who's boss, you have them owe you. You do them a favor without showing two sets of standards or anything like that. You do a favor for one. You do a favor for another. You do a favor and they owe you."

"Also, you learn there are certain players you don't yell at. Certain players, you don't bawl out. Certain players, you know, you slap on the back -- nice going. Some other players, not as much. But you study your players. You listen to people."

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When I measure myself by that "five year" standard, then I am a real failure. Perhaps, I can do better. I'll have to think about that. All I can do is my best. This week I'll try to listen more. Hope we all can do the same.

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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Mulios, Christ    



Haugh, John



Haugh, John



Manion, James T. Jr.



Napolitano, Joe



Morrell, Michael



Dolan, Kevin



Gianna, Dominic J.



Nalepinski, Robert



Patterson, James



Jablonski, Lou



Ripp, Joseph



Khury, Maria



Palanzo, Charles R.



Nappi, Sue



Fay, John



Jordan, Catherine



Robitaille, Albert L.



Carreras, Carlos M.



Holland, Joey



Velasquez, Liz








Carreras, Carlos M.



Dolan, Kevin



Fay, John



Gianna, Dominic J.



Haugh, John



Haugh, John



Holland, Joey



Jablonski, Lou



Jordan, Catherine



Khury, Maria



Manion, James T. Jr.



Morrell, Michael



Mulios, Christ    



Nalepinski, Robert



Napolitano, Joe



Nappi, Sue



Palanzo, Charles R.



Patterson, James



Ripp, Joseph



Robitaille, Albert L.



Velasquez, Liz





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Press Release Source: Tel-Instrument
Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp Appoints New COO
Thursday September 12, 9:11 am ET

CARLSTADT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 12, 2002--Harold K. Fletcher, Chairman and CEO of Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp (NASDAQ: TINE - News), a leading designer and manufacturer of avionics test and measurement solutions for the Aerospace and Defense Industry, announces the appointment of Mr. Charles R. Palanzo as the Company's Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Palanzo joins the Company with a strong track record of achievement and over 18 years of experience. He holds a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.E. Degree in Computer Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Palanzo has a history of building high growth businesses, and has a talent for targeting market niches in order to exploit opportunities for new products. He has strong technical, marketing and leadership skills developed in positions at Loral Electronics, Codenoll Technology, NYNEX and DeskNet Systems Inc., a company which he founded, and Fluke Corporation, which acquired DeskNet in 1997.

Mr. Harold K. Fletcher, President, said, "Tel-Instrument's exceptional growth over the last several years is driven by our plan to become the Aerospace and Defense Industry's pre-eminent test and measurement solution company. An integral part of the Company's plan is to broaden and strengthen the executive team to maximize growth and returns for the Company and its investors. Charlie's experience and talents will be great assets to our organization, and we are pleased to welcome him into our organization. Charlie will provide the leadership to allow the Company to continue its growth into the future. His near term focus on engineering and manufacturing is expected to reduce cycle times and increase yields."

Tel-Instrument is a leading designer and manufacturer of avionics test and measurement solutions for the global commercial air transport, general aviation, and government/military aerospace and defense markets. Tel-Instrument provides instruments to test, measure, calibrate and repair a wide range of airborne navigation and communication equipment. For further information please visit our website at

The Company's stock is traded in the NASDAQ System under the symbol TINE.


Contact: Tel-Instrument, Carlstadt Joseph P. Macaluso, 201/933-1600

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[Messages from Headquarters (Manhattan College Press Releases & Stuff)]


CONTACT: Heidi W. Giovine (718)862-7232



RIVERDALE, N.Y. ---  College-bound students and their families are invited to attend Manhattan College's Fall Open House on Sunday, October 27th from noon to 3pm in the College's Draddy Gymnasium.

Representatives from more than 40 major departments will be on hand to answer questions relating to academic majors and careers.  Prospective students also will have the opportunity to talk with administrative personnel from admissions, athletics, housing, financial aid, student life, Air Force ROTC, campus ministry and others.

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line.

Celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary, Manhattan College founded by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, offers more than 40 major fields of study in the programs of arts, business, education, engineering and science. 

For further information, please call the Manhattan College Admissions Office at (718)862-7200 or 1(800)MC2-XCEL or e-mail questions to




CONTACT: Heidi W. Giovine (718)862-7232



RIVERDALE, N.Y. -- As part of Manhattan College’s sesquicentennial celebration, best-selling author and Manhattan alumnus James Patterson will speak on the art of storytelling on Thursday, September 19 at 7pm in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.  Admission is free.

Manhattan College believes there is much to gain by examining the relevance of its intellectual tradition to twenty-first century life. So, throughout its 2002-2003 academic year, it is bringing to its Riverdale, New York, campus an impressive array of special guest speakers – thought leaders in such fields as religious studies, education, engineering and the arts.

Mr. Patterson has written a string of best-sellers including the Alex Cross thriller series.  Two of the Cross mysteries, Along Came A Spider and Kiss the Girls, were made into movies starring Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. Among his other books are Jack & Jill, Cat & Mouse, Pop Goes the Weasel, Roses are Red, Cradle & All, When the Wind Blows, Hide & Seek, 1st to Die and Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas. He first gained national recognition when his debut novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, won the Edgar Award for best mystery novel. 

In addition to his fiction writing, Mr. Patterson became the youngest chief executive officer of J. Walter Thompson North America and served as its chairman from 1990-1996.  At the agency he created award-winning campaigns for Kodak, Warner Lambert, Burger King, Toys ‘r Us, Bell Atlantic, Bristol Myers among others.

A 1969 graduate of Manhattan College, Mr. Patterson received a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University and in 1999 was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Manhattan.

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street, near Broadway, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.  For further information regarding the James Patterson lecture or to make reservations please call (718)862-7402. You may also make your reservations ONLINE via our website.





Mulios, Mr. Christ   

Personal Highlights: Currently working for The Ethical Culture Fieldston School Technology Department Network Manager.

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Dominic J. Gianna is a founding partner in the law firm of Middleberg, Riddle & Gianna, with offices in New Orleans, Louisiana and Austin and Dallas, Texas. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, has worked on both sides of the bench and has represented clients from both sides of the courtroom.

Gianna has tried cases throughout the United States in a wide variety of areas, including products liability, toxic tort and mass class actions, employment law, and commercial matters for both corporate and insurance defendants and plaintiffs. He brings incredible creativity, energy and enthusiasm to the courtroom - and the classroom. Mr. Gianna has served as a Special Master in complex civil mass tort class actions, has experience as a District Judge pro tem by appointment of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and has served as arbitrator and mediator in complex matters.

Dominic Gianna has long been regarded as one of America's outstanding teachers of advocacy, persuasion and trial techniques. He has been recognized with the Hon. Robert Keeton Award from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) as the most outstanding teacher of trial advocacy in the United States. He is a member of NITA's national faculty, and has served as a Team Leader for NITA national and regional programs. He is the Founder and Director of the Gulf Coast Regional Advocacy and Deposition Training Program.

Dominic has lectured throughout the world in the fields of advocacy, persuasion and trial technique. Thousands of lawyers and other professionals have enjoyed his insightful and entertaining lectures. His continuing legal education seminars are consistently rated by registrants as creative, practical, dynamic, entertaining and effective.

Mr. Gianna serves as Director of Trial Advocacy at Louisiana State University School of Law. He has worked as a visiting faculty member of the Trial Techniques faculties at Emory University and Tulane School of Law. He is a Commentator for the Courtroom Television Network (Court TV).

Gianna received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry from Manhattan College and his law degree from Loyola University School of Law where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review.


THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GROUP, INC. (P.E.G.R) was founded on September 1, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and incorporated by the State of Minnesota on January 28, 1982. P.E.G. produced its first continuing legal education (CLE) program on April 10, 1982 and has since presented more than 2,000 continuing education programs throughout North America. Today, a staff of five professionals plans and produces more than 200 such programs each year. We utilize a current faculty of 28 to offer more than 70 program titles for our clients and their constituents.


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Albert L. Robitaille, P.E. (1989)
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental
B.S., Manhattan College
M.S., Rutgers University





LEAD SPEAKER - Carlos M. Carreras - Vice President Storage Systems Sales - IBM Latin America: Sales of storage solutions in Mexico, Central & South America; Former Executive Assistant to General Manager, IBM Americas; Sales - Business Unit Executive - Personal Systems Group: Sales Manager, Netfinity Servers, Western US; Computer Science - Manhattan College - Riverdale, NY.

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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.


James T. Manion Jr.

A Mass for James T. Manion Jr., 64, of Upper Montclair was offered on Feb. 24 in St. Cassian Church.

Mr. Manion, who died Saturday, Feb. 20, in the West Caldwell Care Center, was founder and president of J&P Packaging Systems Inc., in Upper Montclair for 25 years. Mr. Manion graduated from Manhattan College in 1958. He was a member of the Glen Ridge Country Club.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he lived in Port Chester, N.Y., before moving to Upper Montclair 28 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a son, Tracy; two daughters, Kimberley Manion Breen and Gail Salowey Ciecierski; a brother, Richard; and five grandchildren

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From: Kenster (
Subject: Re: NYC-van cordtland park question
Newsgroups: rec.running
View: Complete Thread (3 articles) | Original Format
Date: 2002-09-04 10:45:45 PST

Call or wander into Manhattan College and ask the track coach.  Manhattan uses the park for cross-country.  I haven't been to the

VCP track in many, many years, but I suspect it's a 440.  I ran there in High School in the '50s.


"RobFilms" <> wrote in message

> i'm not far from nyc's/the bronx's van cordlandt park
> (very lovely for those surprised that nyc has parks!)
> i was wondering if anyone could tell me the distance of the oval
> track?
> i'm looking for a flat track measured mile and some 400 meters that
>i can do some speed work on.
> lastly, anyone have any idea how long the various trail courses are?
> is there any other site where i can ask these questions?
> thanks in advance.

> be well
> rob




AOL undergoes massive overhaul
By Margaret Kane
Special to ZDNet News
September 12, 2002, 7:56 AM PT

AOL Time Warner on Thursday announced sweeping organizational changes at its America Online unit, in a bid to make that division more profitable and tighten its focus on broadband services.

An overhaul has been expected for some time. Recently, former USA Networks executive Jonathan Miller was named CEO of the division, in a move that presaged the restructuring.

Speculation was further fueled after a speech that AOL Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons gave in the United Kingdom this week. According to news reports, Parsons said that "if (AOL) is going to live, and I think it is, it will be somewhat like HBO," the company's cable-television division. He added that AOL would need to schedule programming that people were willing to pay for.

Miller will now oversee the AOL brand, interactive marketing and AOL broadband, "with the goal of setting clearer priorities, increasing accountability and clarifying organizational roles," the company said in a release Thursday.

Two executives are stepping away from full-time roles at the company: President Ray Oglethorpe will retire after advising the company during a "transition period," and Jan Brandt, chief marketing officer and vice chairman, will become a part-time adviser to the company.

The positions of president and chief operating officer are being eliminated. COO J. Michael Kelly has been named CEO of AOL International, reporting to Miller. Kelly will also oversee the AOL Anywhere products and services.

Also, CFO Joseph Ripp has been named vice chairman, overseeing corporate and operating functions, including network infrastructure and technology operations. The company is conducting a search for a new CFO.

The online giant has had its share of troubles. The soft advertising market, for instance, is taking its toll. The company recently said it expects 2002 revenue from advertising and e-commerce at the unit to be around $1.7 billion, although sales could come in about 5 percent lower. And accounting processes in its business affairs unit have drawn questions from investigators at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.

AOL said Thursday that the business affairs division, which was responsible for making deals that included advertising pacts, would be disbanded, with employees reassigned to the business units they support.

In a release, Miller set a list of objectives for the newly restructured unit, saying that "AOL must maintain its leadership position among dial-up subscribers, enhance our broadband business and reinvigorate our relationship with marketers."

The company has created new "councils" that will work on brand, product and technology strategy. A senior strategy group consisting of Miller, Ripp, Kelly, AOL Interactive Services President James de Castro and AOL Time Warner Media and Communications Chairman Don Logan, has been formed to set corporate goals and strategies.

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Copyright 2002 Times Publishing Company  
St. Petersburg Times
September 8, 2002 Sunday
HEADLINE: Public loss, private grief

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Coping in quiet ways

Early September for Joe and Terry Holland, even more than for most families of the victims, will always be heavy with emotion.

Ten days before the attacks, Joe's son, Joey Holland, and his wife had a son. The elder Holland will always be thankful his son lived to see the birth, but sad that the boy will grow up without a father.

The Spring Hill couple also feel for their son's widow, Kathy, who will never be able to celebrate her birthday, on Sept. 12, without grieving.

"It's a terrible time for her," Joe Holland said.

Like Mojica, the Hollands are grateful for the public support for the victims of the attacks and their families. When they visited the New York Mercantile Exchange this summer, the normally frantic pace slowed as brokers stopped working to acknowledge them - even at the risk of losing huge sums of money.

"You know how it is when the president walks into the room and everyone says, "The president's here.' That's the way we felt," Joe Holland said. "They came over and tapped me on the shoulder and told me what a great guy Joey was."

Also like Mojica, Joe Holland was overwhelmed with pride for his son, which in some ways makes the loss even more painful.

The younger Holland attended one of the most exclusive public high schools in the city and graduated from Manhattan College. At 32, he had established himself as a success with the commodities brokerage firm Carr Futures Inc.

"He was a rising star. He'd just been made vice president of the company," his father said.

Joey Holland normally worked two blocks away from the World Trade Center. On the morning of Sept. 11, though, he had gone to a meeting on the 92nd floor of Tower 1 - the first to be hit and the second to collapse.

He and other Carr Futures employees were trapped in a large room and watched as the flames advanced toward them, according to a recent New York Times article.

When they heard about the attack, the Hollands drove to New York immediately. They initially hoped Joey might have just been lost and wandering around in a daze. But that hope dimmed when they saw the devastation at ground zero and evaporated when rescuers found his wedding ring and wallet a week after the attacks.

Since then, the Hollands have coped mostly in quiet ways. To honor their son, they planted a magnolia tree in their front yard. Joe Holland, 58, a retired New York firefighter, retired again - this time from his job as a fire inspector in Citrus County - to spend more time with his and Terry's children: Michele, 17, and Brian, 11.

"That was a mutual decision, me and my wife. She wanted me to watch my son a little better," he said.

The Hollands will also grieve more publicly. Last week, they left for New York to visit family and attend memorial services, though Terry Holland said such events bring her as much heartache as comfort.

"Every one I've been to has been hard," she said. "I don't particularly want to go myself, but my husband wants to go and I don't want him to be alone."

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GRAPHIC: PHOTO, MAURICE RIVENBARK, (3); Joe Holland and his wife, Terry, stand in their front yard in Spring Hill near a magnolia tree they planted as a memorial to son Joey.; Joey Holland with his wife, Kathy, and infant son, Joseph Francis IV, who was born just 10 days before the; World Trade Center attacks.; Steve Rudzianis of Spring Hill and his wife, Mary, who lost their son-in-law Martin De Meo.

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Copyright 2002 The Times-Picayune Publishing Company  
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
September 8, 2002 Sunday
SECTION: LIVING; Angus Lind; Pg. 1
HEADLINE: Remembering the faces; New Orleanians who were in New York on 9/11 can't forget the firefighters
BYLINE: Angus Lind

Nick Altiero had just walked outside after eating breakfast in midtown Manhattan. It was incredibly noisy, so noisy that he couldn't carry on a conversation with a colleague.

Then he realized the noise was from sirens. Then the fire trucks came by. And that's what he said he remembers the most: "Most vividly, I remember the faces of the firemen -- the look of worry." He looked up and saw smoke billowing from the World Trade Center and said to his traveling colleague, Debra Case, "That's the worst fire I've ever seen."

Little did he know how prophetic his understatement would be. But he would find out a few minutes later when he got back to his hotel near the 59th Street Bridge and joined others watching the TV in the lobby.

"I had seen it on fire in person," he recalled. "To see it come down was surreal."

Richard Whiteside was just arriving in Boston, on his way to New York. Boston, he said, was "a city in chaos." Buildings were being evacuated, and at that moment he did not know quite all that had happened, or that the hijacked planes that crashed into the twin towers originated in Boston. But he and others would find out shortly.

"It was sheer shock, people with blank looks on their faces, like they couldn't comprehend what had happened. I don't think I could comprehend it either," he recalled. The next day he would go to New York, where his daughter had started working in August and where his nephew was in law school at New York University, close to ground zero.

They would be uninjured, it turned out. But he would find "an eerieness" he had never before witnessed.

"To see a major city absolutely still, shut down, it's a very eerie place to be," Whiteside said. "People were moving about but it wasn't New York as I know it. There was no brisk pace, no brusqueness. People would stop and talk, which is not the usual pattern."

Altiero, the dean of engineering at Tulane University, and Whiteside, the dean of admissions at Tulane, were both on official business. Altiero, along with Case, the engineering development officer, were meeting with New York alumni. Whiteside was holding receptions at hotels in an effort to recruit students.

They sat in Whiteside's office in Gibson Hall this past week and shared some of their reactions, emotions and reflections a year after the terrorist attacks.

Altiero couldn't get away from the firefighter's faces that sped by him, a memory he still carries.

"They were obviously there when the buildings came down," he said. "Many of those guys probably never made it out.

"I was in there when it was being built. It was such an engineering feat. To see it come down, well, it makes engineers a little more humble. As the dean of engineering, it just stunned me."

Whiteside grew up in Providence, R.I., and went to college and graduate school at Manhattan College. His wife, Kathleen, is from the Bronx and his mom and dad live in Pelham, where many victims lived.

"There were some very moving stories there," he said. "They spent the next several months going to memorial services.

Whiteside's first job was at Pace University in nearby Pleasantville.

"I watched the World Trade Center go up. 'How high are they going?' I remember thinking to myself," he said. "I was a psych major, not an engineer. It seemed a Herculean task."

Ground was broken in 1966, Tower One opened in 1970 and Tower Two was completed in 1973. They stood at 1,368 and 1,362 feet, 100 feet higher than the silver mast of the Empire State Building.

Whiteside recalled that during the construction, some unruly demonstrations were held in lower Manhattan because of the Kent State University shootings. Workers at the site were upset that the flag there had been ordered to half-staff because of the deaths. The shootings at Kent State took place over anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and the construction workers viewed those rallies as anti-American.

"There were some very mixed emotions," Whiteside said.

But there were no mixed emotions on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Friday night, Whiteside and his daughter ate dinner together, then took a walk. The spontaneous campaign to light candles was about to become a reality.

"You've got to understand," he said, "people in Manhattan don't do this. But there were thousands and thousands standing on Broadway with candles, everywhere, in front of restaurants, stores, laundries, shops, holding them for 15 to 20 minutes. You could have heard a pin drop. It was amazing."

Then he recalled driving on the West Side Highway, across the Hudson River from Palisades Park, N.J. "I was the only car on the road. Talk about eerie. It's usually bumper-to-bumper." Then he heard a roar he had never heard before. "Out in the river, about a half-mile away, there was an F-16 cruising along, fully armed at about 600-700 feet."

Commercial air traffic had been shut down. "I realized the president was in town. Fighter planes were criss-crossing the city. There was a feeling like you were under siege," Whiteside said.

"I can only imagine what people felt like after Pearl Harbor. My dad, who is not a particularly reflective guy, said that was a military base, this is something else."

Whatever your viewpoint on that comparison, there's no doubt that Sept. 11 produced one of the strangest mixes of fear and anger ever in this country. Whiteside sees the attack "more on the U.S. economy than the physical targets. This is speculation on my part, but the economy didn't collapse. It wavered, it shook to its knees. So the attack failed, but the cost was enormous."

Not slighting the police one bit, but like his colleague Altiero, Whiteside said he has a lasting memory of the firefighter. "They lost the top tier of fire department officers. You don't generally think of the higher ranking people putting themselves in harm's way, but they did."

He wandered into a deli in the Bronx where firefighters were being fed. They were talking and he overheard the conversation.

"They were talking about who from engine company this or ladder company that was missing. It was a very family-like operation," he recalled. "They were in shock, had worked 14-15 hours, were grabbing a bite and a couple hours' sleep and going back."

So, the next image was special. "To see people applaud when a fire truck went by, a piece of fire apparatus getting applause," he said, was something else.

As for his reflections of when the events began to unfold, Whiteside said it for all of us:

   "The word spread so fast. Everyone was shocked at the same time. We are a visual, graphic society. If we see an image, we understand it. We saw it, it was awful but we couldn't run away from it."

A year later, we still can't.


Columnist Angus Lind can be reached at or at (504) 826-3449.

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Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
September 7, 2002, Saturday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section A; Page 1; Column 3; Foreign Desk
HEADLINE: Leader Sees New York Police In Vanguard of Terror Fight
SERIES: PERSPECTIVES -- Sept. 11 and Beyond: Raymond W. Kelly

New Yorkers are engaged in a war that has no foreseeable end, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly says, and the greatest challenge facing his 39,000 officers is acquiring the training and the global perspective necessary to confront the devastating impact of terrorism.

Mr. Kelly said his ultimate aim was to have a force prepared to meet the challenge of detecting, preventing and responding to biological or chemical attacks or even weapons of mass destruction. Further, he wants his officers able to react to any incident quickly, as if it were "second nature." To that end, Mr. Kelly said, he has ordered backup command posts to be set up across the city and region so the department could function in the event of multiple, simultaneous attacks. He has improved his intelligence division, including hiring a former C.I.A. official, and improved the performance of the department's language specialists. He has sent detectives to Israel and elsewhere to learn, from experts, the art of preventing targeted terror attacks.

Further, he said, he has enlisted a medical specialist to monitor daily developments in the city's hospitals to detect any suspicious outbreaks of illness that might reflect a biological attack. And he has agreed to conduct joint drills with the Fire Department to avoid the problems in communication and coordination that marked the emergency response on Sept. 11.

"I think, in terms of counterterrorism, we're safer now than we were last year," said Mr. Kelly, who took over as the city's top law enforcement official in January. "We have done a lot. We will do more. But I think the city is a safe and hospitable place for anybody to come to. I'm living here. New Yorkers are living here and flourishing, doing well." Excerpts, Page A10.

Mr. Kelly was police commissioner in February of 1993, when terrorists first tried to topple the World Trade Center. He expressed a painful awareness that New York's naivete and complacency led to the city's and the nation's failure to view that strike as a warning.

He said he never expected, a year ago, when he was working in the private sector, that he would return to the police commissioner's job, though he said he knew after the attacks that he wanted to fight the fight.

As the first anniversary of the attacks approaches, Mr. Kelly is among those in the city to whom it has fallen to both reassure the public and fix a security and emergency response network found wanting when terror arrived.

Sitting in his 14th-floor office at Police Headquarters in downtown Manhattan, just blocks from the Trade Center site, he reflected on his role as the first protector of a city that has been a terrorist target four times in recent years.

As perhaps the most visible local law enforcement leader in the nation, Mr. Kelly employs a blend of pragmatism and politics when he discusses his department. He argues that an attack on New York is an attack on the United States that could fracture the nation's economy, and it appears that his goal of obtaining federal money -- $500 million to $700 million -- for training, equipment and other resources seems never to be far from his thoughts.

On the other hand, he does not see his department as hampered by the lack of funds. "We are moving forward," he said. "Would we like additional resources? Sure. Would it help us attain equipment? Yup. But I don't think right now it has prevented us from doing anything."

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, an independent consultant evaluating the Police Department's initial response that day cited a lack of training for a catastrophic event and a failure to conduct enough large drills. It found that some officers did not have a clear sense of who was in charge and that others responded directly to the site rather than to strategically devised staging areas. An overwhelming number of the officers interviewed for the study said they had received no counterterrorism training.

To prepare for a possible next strike, Mr. Kelly said, the formation of multiple command posts was essential.

"Our borough commanders are now practicing and drilling to make certain that they can, if need be, actually control the entire department," he said. "Mobilization sites have to be more clearly delineated. A lot of thought has to go into how they are selected. We have to think in terms of additional or secondary attacks."

In the recent 90-minute interview, Mr. Kelly said repeatedly that he was convinced the city, while hardly invulnerable, was substantially smarter about thwarting terror than it was last September.

He said he saw a freer flow of information from the federal government. He said that measures that included posting police officers on the city's bridges had meaningful effects, even if they might not be obvious to the public. And he said equipping members of the force with technologically advanced tools like beeper-sized radiation detectors could only be an improvement.

Throughout his conversation, Mr. Kelly referred to New York City as the safest big city in America.

"I think we in municipal government and, from what I can see, the federal government are doing everything that they can do and that they can reasonably be expected to do to prevent another attack and to prepare if, God forbid, there is another one," Mr. Kelly said. "So safe is, as I say, a relative term."

He emphasized that the department was more aware of threats and had begun thinking globally. But he said merely sending officers to other countries was not a substitute for the vast spread of intelligence that comes from the federal intelligence agencies. Still, he said, the Police Department's analysts also review foreign newspapers and Web sites, and have begun using sophisticated data-mining techniques to gather information and monitor groups.

Mr. Kelly also took the opportunity to point out one of the city's most satisfying facts: that conventional crime is at historic lows and that the city streets are safer than they have been since Mr. Kelly was born on the Upper West Side more than six decades ago.

Despite pledges by the Fire Department and the Police Department to work more closely, a formal system of emergency command has not been entirely ironed out, he said. But he said a formal system was not essential if both departments did their jobs, communicating and coordinating their efforts.

Mr. Kelly has assembled a staff whose experience has been outside the more traditional aspects of municipal policing. For example, he appointed a retired Marine lieutenant general, Frank Libutti, to head the department's counterterrorism effort and a former director of operations of the C.I.A., David Cohen, to lead the intelligence division.

The World Trade Center struck Mr. Kelly's neighborhood. He recalled finding his bookstore and his bank pulverized and spoke of standing on his roof in Battery Park City, staring at the sky where the buildings used to block the sunrise.

"I'll never be complacent because I walk out of my building every day and I see the gap in the sky," he said. But, he added, he is energized rather than exhausted by his job.

This Sept. 11, he said, New Yorkers will flash back to where they were and what happened that day.

"But I think after that happens, I think people should realize that we are at war," he said. "There are people out there who are bent on the destruction of this country. We have to, I think, internalize that and accept that as a society, and then I think it puts other things into perspective."

A Product of His Department

EARLY YEARS: Born Manhattan, Sept. 4, 1941; Bachelor of Business Administration, Manhattan College, 1963; J.D., St. John's University law school, 1971; Master of Laws, N.Y.U. law school, 1974; Master of Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984. Combat veteran of the Vietnam War; retired as colonel, Marine Corps Reserves, 1993.

PUBLIC CAREER: Spent 31 years in the New York Police Department, holding every rank; commissioner, 1992-94. Director of international police monitors in Haiti, 1994-95. Under secretary for enforcement, U.S. Treasury, 1996-98. Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, 1998-2000. Executive committee and vice president for the Americas of Interpol, 1996-2000.

PRIVATE SECTOR CAREER: Senior managing director, global corporate security, Bear Stearns & Co., 2001.

STYLE: Lean with a military bearing. Exercises before early-morning meetings. Wears Charvet neckties and a .38 caliber revolver. Often jumps in the back of patrol cars to gauge the sentiment of his forces.

QUOTE: "We are the safest big city in America."

GRAPHIC: Photo (pg. A10)

LOAD-DATE: September 7, 2002 




Copyright 2002 Crain Communications Inc.  
Crain's New York Business
September 2, 2002, Monday
HEADLINE: Gaining by degrees ; Colleges grow despite stiff economic headwind
BYLINE: tom fredrickson

The groves of academe are getting crowded. Bucking the economic downturn, enrollments are growing, and colleges are hiring.

New York City's private colleges and universities are adding new teachers, counselors and janitors to the 80,000-employee sector. The gains come as applications to many of the city's private colleges continue to climb despite the recession and lingering fears of terrorist attacks. ''There aren't many growth engines in the city's economy, but this is one of them,'' says Mark Zandi, chief economist for ''And it should be an engine for growth through the end of the decade.''

In some ways the soft economy has actually helped schools, which offer the ideal place for people to sharpen their skills while waiting for a brighter employment outlook. The universities have also reaped the returns on billions of dollars they have invested to polish the appeal of their campuses and course offerings. What's more, they are benefiting from of a huge demographic bulge-a glut of young people hitting college age.

''As the economy slows, professional and graduate schools are flooded with applications,'' says Mitchell Moss, director of New York University's Urban Research Center. Until recently, he notes, mere undergraduates could cruise straight to Wall Street and make $400,000 trading Russian T-bills. ''Those days are over.''

Filled with hope of a glamorous career, Michael Burger, for example, left Columbia Law School in 2000 to become a journalist. After a string of jobs, including a stint at a dying dot-com, he decided to return to law school and a path to a better job.

''There are Pulitzer Prize-winners out there working for trade journals,'' he says, explaining his decision to come back.

Such heightened educational interest on the part of young people translates directly into growing enrollments and more jobs. In the last two years, New York's private colleges and universities added 8,000 jobs, an increase of more than 12%. While that pace has slowed in the last 12 months, it still contrasts sharply with the slide in the city's overall economy. Since the economy peaked in November 2000, New York City has shed 130,000 jobs, a decline of 3.4%.

Even private elementary and secondary schools have managed to buck the trend, though to a lesser extent. Employment at those schools was flat in the last 12 months, but still stands at 1,100 jobs, or 4%, higher than it did in 2000.

Top of the class

Among the universities, the biggest schools-Columbia University and NYU-are responsible for much of the growth. Columbia added 10% to its salaried full- and part-time positions in 1999 and 2001, and now has more than 13,600 such employees. NYU plumped up its staff rolls by 7% in the last three years to a total of nearly 7,000 full-time staff and faculty members.

In just the last year alone, tiny Manhattan College has added 17 employees, or 3%, to its workforce of more than 500.

<extraneous deleted>

GRAPHIC: Keep 'em coming: Elizabeth Jeninga has transferred to Barnard College this year, contributing to the school's growing enrollment and continued hiring.

LOAD-DATE: September 06, 2002 




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

Actual jobs at MC are at: 

[No Resumes]




FROM THE COLLEGE’S WEB SITE: [which is no longer at the College, but at a third party. Web bugs are on the pages. (That’s the benefit of being a security weenie!) So, it’s reader beware. Your browser can tell people “stuff” about you, like your email address, leading to SPAM. Forewarned is forearmed.]


The only reason for putting this here is to give us a chance to attend one of these games and support "our" team.

Date Day Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
9/15/02 Sunday W. Tennis Eastern Collegiate TBA TBA
9/15/02 Sunday M. Tennis Fairfield Tournament Fairfield, CT 8:30 AM
9/15/02 Sunday W. Soccer St. Bonaventure St. Bonaventure, NY 5:00 PM
9/17/02 Tuesday M. Soccer Fordham HOME 4:00 PM
9/18/02 Wednesday W. Soccer Army West Point, NY 7:00 PM
9/20/02 Friday Golf Quad Match w/SPC, FDU, St. Joseph's Cherry Creek Golf Links 9:00 AM
9/20/02 Friday Volleyball St. John's UPenn Tournament 10:00 AM
9/20/02 Friday Volleyball UPenn UPenn Tournament 3:00 PM
9/21/02 Saturday W. Tennis Fairfield Tournament Fairfield, CT 8:30 AM
9/21/02 Saturday Volleyball Elon UPenn Tournament 10:00 AM
9/21/02 Saturday M. Tennis Siena* Loudonville, NY 1:00 PM
9/21/02 Saturday Baseball Eastern Connecticut State Willimantic, CT 2:00 PM
9/21/02 Saturday W. Soccer Fordham Bronx, NY 2:00 PM
9/21/02 Saturday Volleyball Fordham UPenn Tournament 5:30 PM
9/22/02 Sunday M. Soccer James Madison Harrisonburg, VA 1:00 PM
9/23/02 Monday Volleyball Seton Hall South Orange, NJ 7:00 PM
9/24/02 Tuesday W. Soccer Wagner Staten Island, NY 3:30 PM
9/25/02 Wednesday M. Soccer Maryland College Park, MD 7:00 PM
9/26/02 Thursday Golf Rider Olde York Country Club 9:00 AM
9/27/02 Friday M. Tennis Queens Invitational Queens, NY TBA
9/27/02 Friday Baseball LIU (Battle of the Boroughs) Key Span Park, Brooklyn, NY 7:00 PM
9/28/02 Saturday Baseball TBA (Battle of the Boroughs) Key Span Park, Brooklyn, NY TBA
9/28/02 Saturday M. Tennis Queens Invitational Queens, NY TBA
9/28/02 Saturday W. Soccer Vermont Burlington, VT 11:00 AM
9/28/02 Saturday Cross Country Paul Short Invitational (Lehigh) Bethlehem, PA 11:00 AM
9/29/02 Sunday M. Tennis Queens Invitational Queens, NY TBA
9/29/02 Sunday Baseball TBA (Battle of the Boroughs) Key Span Park, Brooklyn, NY TBA
10/1/02 Tuesday Volleyball  Fordham  HOME  6:00 PM
10/3/02 Thursday W. Tennis  Sacred Heart  Fairfield, CT  3:00 PM
10/4/02 Friday Cross Country  Metropolitan Championships  HOME  3:00 PM
10/4/02 Friday W. Soccer  Loyola*  HOME  3:00 PM
10/5/02 Saturday Baseball  Connecticut  Storrs, CT  12:00 PM
10/5/02 Saturday Volleyball  West Virginia  HOME  2:00 PM
10/6/02 Sunday W. Soccer  Rider*  HOME  10:00 AM
10/8/02 Tuesday M. Tennis  Marist *  Poughkeepsie, NY  3:30 PM
10/8/02 Tuesday Volleyball  Marist*  HOME  6:00 PM
10/9/02 Wednesday Golf  Saint Peter's  Rock Springs Country Club  9:00 AM
10/9/02 Wednesday M. Soccer  Duke  Raleigh, NC  7:00 PM
10/11/02 Friday Golf  Boston University  Brookline Golf Club  9:00 AM
10/11/02 Friday M. Soccer  Canisius*  HOME  3:00 PM
10/11/02 Friday W. Soccer  Canisius*  Buffalo, NY  7:00 PM
10/12/02 Saturday Volleyball  Siena*  HOME  1:00 PM
10/12/02 Saturday Baseball  Green/White Scrimmage  HOME  1:00 PM
10/13/02 Sunday M. Soccer  Niagara*  HOME  10:00 AM
10/13/02 Sunday W. Soccer  Niagara*  Niagara, NY  12:00 PM
10/16/02 Wednesday M. Tennis  Saint Peter's*  HOME  3:00 PM
10/16/02 Wednesday Volleyball  Fairleigh Dickinson  Teaneck, NJ  7:30 PM
10/18/02 Friday M. Soccer  Siena*  Loudonville, NY  3:00 PM
10/18/02 Friday Cross Country  Iona/Manhattan Invitational  HOME  3:00 PM
10/18/02 Friday W. Soccer  Siena*  HOME  3:30 PM
10/19/02 Saturday Volleyball  Villanova  HOME  12:00 PM
10/19/02 Saturday Cross Country  Iona/Manhattan Invitational  HOME  3:00 PM
10/20/02 Sunday W. Soccer  Marist*  HOME  10:00 AM
10/20/02 Sunday M. Tennis  Rider*  Lawrenceville, NJ  11:00 AM
10/20/02 Sunday W. Tennis  Rider*  Lawrenceville, NJ  11:00 AM
10/20/02 Sunday M. Soccer  Marist*  Poughkeepsie, NY  7:00 PM
10/22/02 Tuesday Golf  Saint Peter's  Rock Springs Country Club  9:00 AM
10/22/02 Tuesday Volleyball  Iona*  New Rochelle, NY  7:00 PM
10/25/02 Friday W. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/25/02 Friday M. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/25/02 Friday M. Soccer  Fairfield*  HOME  3:30 PM
10/25/02 Friday Volleyball  Saint Peter's*  HOME  7:00 PM
10/25/02 Friday W. Soccer  Fairfield*  Fairfield, CT  7:00 PM
10/26/02 Saturday M. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/26/02 Saturday W. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/27/02 Sunday W. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/27/02 Sunday M. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/27/02 Sunday Golf  St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational  Rotella Golf Course  9:00 AM
10/27/02 Sunday M. Soccer  Iona*  HOME  10:00 AM
10/27/02 Sunday W. Soccer  Iona*  New Rochelle, NY  1:00 PM
10/28/02 Monday W. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/28/02 Monday M. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/28/02 Monday Golf  St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational  Rotella Golf Course  9:00 AM
10/29/02 Tuesday M. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/29/02 Tuesday W. Tennis  ITA Regional  TBA  TBA
10/29/02 Tuesday Golf  St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational  Rotella Golf Course  9:00 AM
10/29/02 Tuesday Volleyball  Fairfield*  Fairfield, CT  7:00 PM
10/30/02 Wednesday W. Soccer  Saint Peter's*  HOME  3:00 PM




RIVERDALE, NY (SEPTEMBER 11, 2002) ? Manhattan College women's basketball head coach Sal Buscaglia is pleased to announce that he will be conducting a girl's basketball clinic on the following dates: Saturday, September 28th, Sunday, September 29th, Sunday, October 6th and Saturday, December 28th.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Interested girls can attend one or more clinics. Cost and details are available by calling Coach Buscaglia  at 718-862-7940. Group rates are available.



BROOKLYN, NY (SEPTEMBER 10, 2002) ? The women's soccer team lost 3-1 against Long Island on Tuesday night. The Blackbirds (1-2) jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead against the Jaspers (0-1-1). Jackie McCormick scored in the first minute and Fabrieanna Rezayat scored at 24:36.

Long Island struck first in the second half when Sara Sheen scored on a head ball at 63:55 to give the Blackbirds a 3-0 lead. Manhattan responded with a goal at 67:26 when Kristin Stroppel (Cornwall, NY) scored on a pass from Lindsay Bernstein (Stormville, NY) at 67:26.

Jeanne Marie Gilbert (E. Northport, NY) had four saves for Manhattan, while Holly Nixon had three saves for Long Island.

The Jaspers return to action on Friday, September 13, when they play  Duquesne in the St. Bonaventure Tournament



EDISON, NJ (September 9, 2002) ? Manhattan College volleyball player, Marija 'Maggie' Pfeifer (Liberty, MO) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending September 8, 2002 announced this afternoon by conference officials.

The 6'0" middle hitter helped advance the Lady Jaspers to a five-game winning streak last weekend after she tied her career-high five service aces against Army. Pfeifer currently leads the team in aces with 14 and is ranked second in blocks with 13.

Manhattan currently tops the MAAC with a 5-1 overall record for a 0.833 winning percentage. They will return to action on Friday, September 13th when they face back-to back matches against Navy at 6:00 PM and Wagner at 8:00 PM in the Columbia University Volleyball Invitational.

Top Five MAAC Teams for the week ending 9/8/02
Manhattan (5-1 Overall, 0.833 PCT.)

Iona (4-3 Overall, 0.571 PCT.)
Loyola (4-3 OVerall, 0.571 PCT.)
Marist (2-3 Overall, 0.400 PCT.)
Siena (2-4 Overall, 0.333 PCT)



RIVERDALE, NY (September 9, 2002) - Senior captain Chris Damiano (Scarsdale, NY) captured his third consecutive Westchester Hills Country Club Championship yesterday with a 2 and 1 victory over Randy Nayler at the White Plains course.

Trailing by three strokes after 11 holes in the morning round Damiano stormed into the lead by winning or halfing the next 15 holes. Opening up a four-stroke lead in the afternoon round, Damiano held off a late challenge by Nayler to capture the crown. Nayler conceeded Damiano's putt on the 35th hole to give Damiano a well-fought third consecutive title.

The golf team faces its first competition of the fall season this Friday and Saturday at the Tiger Invitational Tournament hosted by Towson University at the Bonnie View Country Club in North Baltimore.



GARDEN CITY, NY (SEPTEMBER 8, 2002) ? The men's soccer team defeated Adelphi 3-2 on Sunday afternoon to win its first game of the season.

The Jaspers (1-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 25 minutes and held on to beat the Panthers.

Mike Walsh (Chatham, NJ) scored on a headball at 22:01 to put the Jaspers up 1-0. Walsh's goal snapped Manhattan's 3 game scoreless drought to start the season. Jonathan Rowe (Dunedin, New Zealand) scored on a pass from Walsh at 25:57.

Adelphi came back to tie the game after two late goals in the first half.

Jorrell Best scored at 32:41 and Tal Sheinfeld scored at 36:17 to even the score at two.

First year forward, Walter "Boomer" Kotchin (North Hanover, NJ) , scored the game winning goal on a rebound at 63:36. It was Kotchin's first career goal at Manhattan.

Antonio Treglia (Brookville, NY) made three saves for Manhattan while Igor Yatsenko made seven saves for Adelphi.

The Jaspers return to action on Saturday, September 14, when they play George Mason at 2:00 PM.




[Compiled Sports Reports]

Copyright 2002 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
September 4, 2002 Wednesday QUEENS EDITION
HEADLINE: Jaspers Shut Out

Antonio Treglia's season high of 13 saves was the only high point for the Manhattan College men's soccer team yesterday. Manhattan is still looking for its first win of the season after falling, 5-0, to Seton Hall for its third straight loss.

Senior midfielder Steve Scerbo assisted Ryan McGowan (17:24), Jarred Laventure (20:06) and Luke Vercollone (38:58) to give the Pirates a 3-0 first-half lead.

Phil Swenda (68:03) and Michael Zotti (81:36) added the last two goals for Seton Hall (2-0).

LOAD-DATE: September 4, 2002   




[Email 1]

From: Maria Khury
Subject: Important Manhattan College Dates//Mark Your Calendar
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 13:08:23 -0400

Please mark your calendars for the following important dates. Your participation is important and would be most appreciated. Please rsvp and should you want to invite other guests, and or update the calendar of dates with other information, please inform milagros at

Thank you,
Maria M. Khury




WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 2002 NYC ALUMNI CLUB, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., 60th floor, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, Pine Street $35.00 CONTACT : Meg Walsh,  REGISTRATION REQUIRED




[JR: I don't know if the L in MCLAC disqualifies a fat old fellow of German Irish background from being L enough to join in. But, I have echo-ed the message for those L enough to participate. ;-) I am listening to Spanish Made Easy in my. Maybe that's close enough. Maybe I should start the cranky old alums society? Nah I'd be overwhelmed with stories of French archers, who didn't publish what yearbook, and why the 9 letters in manhattan and the 7 letters in college when added together equals 16 which when added together make lucky number 7.]



[Email 2]

Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 21:13:47 -0500
From: John Haugh
Subject: Manhattan College


I got a questionnaire from the Reunion Committee on the 150th Year Anniversary of Manhattan College.One of the questions was:"How are you affiliated to the College?"

I answered that my best connection was: Jasper Jottings by Ferdinand John Reinke EE'63 and included your e-mail address.I hope someone at the school spreads the word.

We would all appreciate additional members.Thanks for your continued good work.

John B.S.'53


From: ferdinand john reinke
To: John Haugh
Subject: RE: Manhattan College
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 11:41:06 -0400


Thanks for your kind words. It's Sunday. The latest release of Jottings went out last night late. I was ahead of schedule for a change. I have even cleaned up the bounces and sent out the "Try#2" push. (That is a second message to all the stragglers that didn't get thru on the first try.) So I am finished for the day with Jottings. (Work starts on  Monday night to prep for the next release.) I am telling you this, not to engender any feelings for my time, but to let you know that it is messages like this that make me feel it is worth the effort.

I wish they would take seriously the new medium that this represents. I am only doing this until they can take it over. It is a fantastic resource. I regularly send them updates on what people tell me (that I can share with them) like updated information.

The good work will continue for as long as I can hold out. I appreciate the little things, (i.e., when two Jasper reconnect, when job leads are passed around, when we hear of the good things that Jaspers do, and the obit that remind us to do more, and the engage-wed-birth happy times that are shared with the invisible community). Notes like yours, with the attribution of the connection, makes me feel like I am modestly repaying the "Chinese obligation" I have to the College. The praise really belongs to the readers, writers, reporters, supporters, and recruiters who have grown this far beyond what I could do myself.

Well on to other tasks, thanks again for the kudos.


PS: I am 1968 BEEE. Please don't rush me too quickly to my just rewards. :-)



[Email 3]

Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 12:44:32 -0400
From: Michael Morrell '66
Subject: Father Anthony Rubsys

Dear John,

I was saddened to read of the passing of Father Anthony Rubsys. He was our freshman theology professor. It was for many of us our first insight into theological concepts.

Requiescat in pace.
Michael Morrell '66



[Email 4]

Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 17:26:40 -0500
From: John Haugh


I logged on to the Manhattan College web page.I e-mailed the web site director, Cindy Duggan and suggested a joint venture of sharing information. Her e-mail address is: I also included your web site address.

We can only wait to see if there is any reply.

John B.S.'53

[JR: I'd be surprised. They are busy on "other things". The medium is too new.]



[Email 5]

From: John Fay
Subject: Big engineering projects
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 11:43:49 +0100


A few weeks ago you asked why we don't do big engineering projects any more. You then listed some projects that you seemed to admire - the English Channel Tunnel, the high speed rail in France, the new airport in Hong Kong and others, I think. What made me smile when reading that was that as far as I knew everyone of those projects was a government project. Not one of them was built with private money for private individuals (or corporations). Not very you, I would have thought.

John Fay '86

[JR: Well, I am frustrated. When our "communist-lite" version of government absorbs all of the money and grants itself privileges not available to the common man, how does one build big things? The regulations is probably the biggest deterrent; capital formation is number two. Am at heart an engineer who like to see society progress. Unfortunately, our organizations are working against our own self-interest.]  



[Email 6]

From: Sue Nappi (1985)
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 07:45:59 -0400


This is great - keep me on the list.  Can I email you so additional email addresses of my college roomates?  I know they would enjoy getting this as well.

Sue Nappi - 85

[JR: Send away. I would be happy to extend them an invitation.]


[Email 7]

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 06:06:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mary Ellen Johnston
Subject: Robert Nalepinski '68

Hi -

Thanks for the e-mail. Robert passed away on September 2, 2001 after a long bout with kidney failure. He was on vacation with his family at the time, and left behind me,his wife of 16 years, a son Rob, aged 26, another son, Evan, aged 9, and a daughter, Kate, aged 5 and the light of his life.

You may certainly post this information in any alumni news, He was proud to be a Jasper and still followed basketball!

Thank you.

Mary Ellen Johnston


Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 20:57:37 -0400
To: Mary Ellen Johnston
Subject: Re: Robert Nalepinski '68

Dear Ms. Johnston:

Please accept my sincere condolences on our loss.  Once before I have blundered into this situation and I apologize for any painful reminders I have brought up. Your report is particularly upsetting to me since I also am Class of 68. Whenever I report obits in Jasper Jottings, it makes me feel my own mortality and those of my loved ones. Luckily I have not had to travel that road too often ... yet. I have taken the liberty of copying the Alumni Office so they can update their records. They will include his names in their prayers, as will I. My fellow alums who read Jasper Jottings, I am sure, will join us in that common prayer. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to ask. With the tragedy of 9-11, the needs of those left behind have been brought to everyone's attention.

I wish you all the best things in the future..

John Reinke
1968 BEEE



[Email 8]

From: Lou Jablonski
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings20020908.htm
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 09:32:53 -0400


I have been enjoying your newsletter for some time now. Thanks for the fine job you're doing in keeping people connected. I'm a 1972 graduate of the School of Business. I've noticed a handful of familiar names from the class of 72 and will keep looking for more.

Lou Jablonski

[JR: Thanks for the compliment, but, the real key is the readers and writers who make this more than my rantings.]



[Email 9]

From: Dolan, Kevin (New York)
Subject: RE: jasperjottings20020908.htm
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 12:04:41 -0400


Next e-mail please bold retreat or highlight in some way as it is the following weekend.


[JR: Sorry but it goes out as just plain ascii text. There is no bold in plain old ascii. I've bolded it on the web page, for what that is worth.]



[Email 10]

From: Donnie
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 20:23:09 EDT
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper

I would love to join to keep the Manhattan College spirit going. Keep on e mailing me.


[JR: I have added you to the list but I can't tell from the message who you are. Every few days I send out invitations but I don't find this email address you emailed me from. So can you help me out and just give me your last name and class year. Thanks. <I know I would make a lousy clerk!>]



[Email 11]

From: Joe Napolitano
Subject: manhattan
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 20:36:18 -0400


I am not much for talking or writing but I like to listen.


[JR: That's fine but feel to chime in when the mood suits you.]



[Email 12]

To: Catherine Jordan
Subject: NOEXCUSES!!!!!!!
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 21:52:26 -0400

Ms. Jordan:

begin quote

Getting in touch with James Patterson is a GREAT idea. Do you have any idea the best way to do that? Maybe through his publisher? Or is he the one in the MC Directory in Briarcliff Manor?

Yes, but I remember from one jotting that he is in Palm Beach. He mentor the phone installer in the Bronx. And he gave a fellow Jasper writer a good blurb when he needed it. I think he is friends with a Palm Beach book reviewer. So you need to make an "attack plan". Have you saved your jottings? If not, when I get time I'll do a little research for you. Us fellow unemployeds have to stick together. I start but just looking him up in Switch board by name in the Palm Beach. If it yields a phone number and address, then I think about what to do next. Before you call. (I like to have a script.)

end quote




"Collector in Chief" Elephatine PackRat John



[Email 13]

From: Liz Velasquez
Subject: From the 9-8-02 Jottings
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 10:17:01 -0400

John: I am writing to you in response to the email that was in the jottings this past week. I do the research for the college which does entail updating alumni records. I am writing this in the hopes that either Mr. McCrosson respond to me directly or the alum that he listed respond to me directly to update their records. Out of the seven people listed we have only one of them as being at the company. Thank you for letting me get this out there. We rely on the alum to let us know when they change jobs or home addresses. Yes there is the online directory but it helps to let us now right here in the office to update it directly in our database. There is no notification system from the online directory that lets us know when a record has been updated.

Liz Velasquez '98
Manhattan College

[JR: In accordance with our policy, I have forwarded your message onto them.]





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Fax can be accommodated 781-723-7975 but email is easier.

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A Final Thought

Walter Williams
Poor language, poor thinking
September 11, 2002

"More importantly to the issue of education, there is no evidence anywhere that supports the civil-rights vision that black education excellence is impossible unless white children have first been captured to sit beside black children in school. From my view, to contend that race-mixing is a necessary requirement for black academic excellence is racially insulting."

It is interesting that this author continues to hammer away on the fact that education is the most important facet of our society. I keep coming back to the fact that education in ht eUnited States was formed in 17th Century Germany as a way to prepare young men for Army service in the Kaiser's army. Perhaps it is time for a new paradigm. The big Teacher's Union matches off against the big Government and us little people get squeezed. Parochial schools and home schooling are a poor substitute for "free" education.

Free in the sense that parents should pay to educate their children as they see fit and pay the bill for it. Parents have to take the responsibility for the children that God gives them. They voluntarily bring them into the world and thus need to provide for them.

Free in the sense that the government should have no role in it. The parents should decide what their children learn.

Free in the sense that society benefits when parents do their job well and children become responsible productive citizens. Society should help the children when parents fall down on their responsibility but that shouldn't let the parents off the hook.

Here in New Jersey, high school taxes are driving senior citizens from their homes and forcing them our of the state. Too long parents have transferred to others their responsibilities.


And that’s the last word.