Sunday 27 October 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1,001 subscribers to the full edition and 5 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

Su, Oct 27, 2002 - Manhattan College Open House
        Submitted by Maria Khury

Tu, Nov 12 – 25th Annual John J. Horan Lecture
                               Rudolf Giuliani ‘65

We, Nov 20 – Treasure Coast Florida Alumni Lunch
               Holiday Inn US 1 Stuart FL noon
                by Ed. Plumeau (52) c/o jottings

Th, Nov 21 - "Young Patrons Alumni Night" Folger Shakespeare
                    Library, Washington, D.C. on November 21, 2002. 
                    Happy Hour at Thunder Grill in Union Station 5-7pm
                    and Love's Labour's Lost at 7:30pm.

We, Dec 18 – Treasure Coast Florida Alumni Lunch
               Holiday Inn US 1 Stuart FL noon
                by Ed. Plumeau (52) c/o jottings

Fr Jan. 24 '03 - MC Young Alumni Happy Hour

We, Jan 15 – Treasure Coast Florida Alumni Lunch
               Holiday Inn US 1 Stuart FL noon
                by Ed. Plumeau (52) c/o jottings

We, Feb 19 – Treasure Coast Florida Alumni Lunch
               Holiday Inn US 1 Stuart FL noon
                by Ed. Plumeau (52) c/o jottings

We, Mar 19 – Treasure Coast Florida Alumni Lunch
               Holiday Inn US 1 Stuart FL noon
                by Ed. Plumeau (52) c/o jottings

Fr Apr. 25 '03 - MC Young Alumni Happy Hour

Th Jul. 24 '03 - MC Young Alumni Happy Hour

ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


Enthusiastic teachers in Thailand use elephants and modern technology to go where no teacher has gone before, helping villagers in remote areas learn to read and write.

The Non-formal Education Department estimates about 3 million of Thailand's 62 million people are illiterate, which gives the country a high literacy rate of about 95 percent. But illiteracy is much higher in remote areas.

Having study Thai in the military many years ago, I can attest to how industrious they are. They like to think they will become another "little America". Sure wish we could recapture the American spirit. In the seventies, I remember and was amazed even then that they estimated their literacy rate as: 80% could read and write Thai, 70% could speak English fluently, and about 60% could read English fluently. We here in the US could learn a lot from these fellows.

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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Corrado, Fred



Conefry, John J. Jr.



Orgon, Edward A.



McCrosson, Matt



Otruba, Emery M.



Ostrander, Frank



Cote, Laura



Mangilit, Joel R.



Power, Matthew



Sargeant, Roland B.








Conefry, John J. Jr.



Corrado, Fred



Cote, Laura



Mangilit, Joel R.



McCrosson, Matt



Orgon, Edward A.



Ostrander, Frank



Otruba, Emery M.



Power, Matthew



Sargeant, Roland B.






1-800-FLOWERS.COM Announces Addition of John J. Conefry, Jr. to Board of Directors.

Monday October 21, 2:00 pm ET 

New board member is Vice Chairman of Astoria Financial Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Hofstra University.

WESTBURY, NY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2002-- 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS - News), a leading multi-channel retailer of thoughtful gifts for all occasions, today announced that John J. Conefry, Jr. has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Conefry is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Astoria Financial Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Astoria Federal Savings. He formerly served as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Long Island Bancorp and The Long Island Savings Bank from September 1993 until September 1998. Mr. Conefry was a Director of the Long Island Savings Bank from January 1980 until its merger with Astoria Financial in September 1998.

Jim McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM CEO, said, "We're very pleased to have Jay join our board of directors. We believe his broad range of professional experience, particularly in the accounting and auditing fields, will be extremely valuable as our company continues to grow and extend our position as a leading multi-channel, specialty retailer of thoughtful gift products and services."

Mr. Conefry was a Sr. Vice President of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. from 1981 through 1993 where he served in several capacities, including Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operations and Systems and a Sr. Vice President in Sales. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Conefry was a partner in the public accounting firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells where he had 14 years of extensive accounting and auditing experience. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Prep and Manhattan College and served in the United States Army from 1967-1969. He is actively involved in a broad range of community services, including his position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hofstra University, and serving on the boards of The New York Foundling Hospital, Telecare, Inc., St. Vincent's Services, and Wheel Chair Charities, Inc., among others.

About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM®

With one of the most recognized brands in gift retailing, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM provides a broad range of thoughtful gift products including flowers, plants, gourmet foods, candies, gift baskets and other unique gifts to customers around the world via: the Internet at (; by calling 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377) 24 hours a day; or by visiting one of its Company- operated or franchised stores. The Company's gift product line is extended by the merchandise sold under its complimentary brands, including home decor and garden merchandise under Plow & Hearth® (phone: 1-800-627-1712 and web:, candy and gourmet food products under The Popcorn Factory® (phone: 1-800-541-2676 and web: and® (, and children's gifts under HearthSong® ( and Magic Cabin Dolls® ( The Company's website has been chosen as one of "The Best Places to Shop Online" by The Wall Street Journal. The Company's Class A common stock is listed on the NASDAQ National Market (ticker: "FLWS").

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[MCOLDB: 1967 ]




October 22, 2002

Novell names Fred Corrado to Board of Directors; Former CFO and vice chairman of A&P augments financial expertise of Novell's board; Corrado tapped for proven leadership abilities, strong track record

DATELINE: Provo, Utah

Fred Corrado, the former vice chairman of the board and chief financial officer of one of North America's leading supermarket companies, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P), is joining Novell's board of directors, effective November 1. Corrado brings significant leadership and financial expertise to Novell, having served in critical board and executive positions for A&P as the company was reinvigorated through the 1990s. With the addition of Corrado to its board, Novell gains powerful, tested leadership and experience that will be critical as the company moves aggressively to build on its lead in the secure identity management, Web applications development, and cross-platform services markets. "Fred Corrado is the perfect example of what a board member should be," said Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell. "He brings real world experience, knowledge in building a leadership team, and integrity to the role. Fred's success at A&P was a great calling card. We look forward to Fred contributing quickly to help guide Novell's strategic direction successfully forward."

Corrado, 62, joined A&P in 1987 as executive vice president and CFO, became a board member in 1990, and vice chairman in 1992. He helped drive A&P's improved financial performance over this period and was instrumental in building a strong leadership team through recruitment and development of senior executives. Prior to joining A&P, Corrado served in various financial and management positions over a 13-year stint at Standard Brands/Nabisco Brands.

Corrado is a certified public accountant (CPA) in New York, chairman of the CFO Advisory Committee of Financial Executives International, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Corrado is also a member of the board of directors of both Covenant House and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He was educated at Manhattan College and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Corrado becomes Novell's seventh board member, joining board chairman Messman and Elaine Bond, Richard Nolan, John Poduska, Sr., James Robinson III, and Carl Yankowski.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is the leading provider of information solutions delivering secure identity management, Web application development and network infrastructure services on a variety of computing platforms. Novell helps customers profit from the opportunities of the information economy by eliminating boundaries to information, delivering it securely and economically. Novell's one Net vision enables customers to capture new business by solving complex business challenges, simplifying systems and processes, and leveraging emerging Web services. Novell provides worldwide channel, developer, consulting and education programs to support its offerings.

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LOAD-DATE: October 22, 2002 

[MCOLDB: 1961 ]



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Frank Ostrander's Filter Workshop Page

Filter Workshop and Active Filter Workshop simplify the design process for passive and active filters (respectively). They are the outgrowth of a series of spreadsheets that the author first began developing in 1986. For more information on these programs, please click on the titles below:

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[MCOLDB: 1986 ]




Joel R. Mangilit

Hi. After working in the industry for the past six years (banking, engineering), I currently teach various IT courses in De La Salle University. What I enjoy most is Web design, teaching, and doing IT consulting projects.

[MCOLDB: 1992 ]




Laura Cote - Senior Business Analyst

Laura is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt who held strategic positions within several General Electric divisions. Most recently as Quality Black Belt for GE Power Systems, she led the Oracle Project Accounting implementation, a critical project management digitization effort for Energy Products. Previously, as Project Finance Manager she managed receivables ranging in value from $10M to $400M, while initiating a project that reduced cycle time for monthly European and quarterly Global receivables reporting.

As Lead Company Accountant with GE Corporate Health Care and Medical programs, she was responsible for $1.6 billion in activity per year, facilitated quarterly closing with Corporate finance, ensured timely funding and claims payment, and acted as liaison for external audits.

At GE Capital she was responsible for monthly state and local sales tax liabilities and led the automation of tax accounting routines, saving 400 man-hours per month. Prior to that, she was an Audit Staff Accountant with KPMG.

Laura applies her experience with Six Sigma methodology to Blue Slate s client engagements as well as to internal processes, resulting in an ongoing organizational focus on high quality results.

Laura passed her CPA exam in 2000, and holds a BS in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College. She completed the full training necessary to receive her Six Sigma Black Belt as well as numerous internal Management, Project Management and Leadership courses.

[MCOLDB: 1992 ]






GENERAL ELECTRIC MEDICAL SYSTEMS - Information Technology Radiology Systems 800 Business Center Drive Mt. Prospect, IL 60056


To gain operations management experience utilizing my leadership, analytical and technical skills.


Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Masters Business Administration, May 2003
Leaders for Manufacturing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139
Technical Leadership Program - Manufacturing, Sourcing, July 1999
General Electric Medical Systems, 3000 N. Grandview Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Magna cum laude, May 1997 Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY 10471

[Reported As: 1997 ]




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From: Orgon, Edward A.
Subject: RE:  jasperjottings2001020.htm
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:04:26 -0400


Happy to announce that my daughter, Tara, gave birth to my first grandchild, Caroline Camille, on  October 3, 2002 in Cincinnati, OH. 

Ed Orgon, '67

[JR: Congrats. Now you can have that revenge. You know spoil child rotten, return to parents when soiled, or crying, or otherwise needing care. Wait for the eventual "The baby drives me crazy when <insert favorite kvetch>", Then, smile and say "we're even". Or just chuckle when the parents say something like "Where does she get her <insert child's apparent flaw> from?" These are great updates and always make me feel better. (Which is why I reformat them after I edit the obits). Thanks for the report.]




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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.

[No Obits]

[JR: Thankfully. But, we can still remember all the ones previously reported.]





From: Ron Baalke (
Subject: NASA Awards NY Space Grant $99,000 To Train Aeorspace Workforce
Date: 2002-10-22 23:56:01 PST

NASA awards N.Y. Space Grant $99,000 to train aerospace workforce

FOR RELEASE:  Oct. 21,  2002
Contact:  David Brand
Office:  607-255-3651

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The New York Space Grant Consortium has been awarded $99,421 by NASA in one-year funding to help train and prepare the space agency's future workforce.  The NASA award, one of 45 made nationally, is aimed at strengthening the collaboration between academia and space research and engineering companies in the state.

Cornell University is the lead institution in the New York consortium, a group of 14 institutions in New York state whose goal is to enhance education and research in space-related fields. Yervant Terzian, the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences at Cornell, is the group's director.

The New York consortium's proposal to NASA was fully funded as submitted by Terzian. The proposal noted that space industry and geo-spatial research require a significant increase in the workforce, and proposed using the extensive network of scientists, engineers and science teachers in New York state to recruit and train students in colleges and universities, science centers and in industry.

The NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship program was created by Congress in 1988 and today consists of consortia in every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In its latest round of funding, NASA selected 45 state consortia to receive a total of $3.56 million for aerospace workforce development.  The awards ranged from $20,000 to $100,000 and averaged approximately $78,000.

The space agency said the winning proposals were selected based on a competitive evaluation of their plans to enlarge and enhance the resource pool of higher education graduates and faculty members who stay connected to or become involved with NASA as employees, contractors or principal investigators.

"These awards will allow Space Grant to continue its work of attracting talented individuals who are qualified and trained to make significant contributions to the NASA mission," said Frank Owens, director of NASA's Education Division. In his proposal to NASA, Terzian said the New York consortium's proposal for workforce development in the state has four components:

o A summer 2003 undergraduate research program at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

o NASA-related undergraduate research programs in the state.

o The Cubesat/Student Satellite Project, which is a national program to bring together universities, industry and government to develop a network of student-built and -- operated satellite programs.

o The Midatlantic Regional Collaboration/NASA/Raytheon Synergy Project: This program will characterize the landscape of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and Mid-Atlantic region using Landsat 7 satellite imagery.

Other affiliates of the New York consortium are Barnard College, City College of the City University of New York, Clarkson University, Colgate University, Columbia University, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego, Manhattan College, Polytechnic University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ithaca Sciencenter, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University.






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: 

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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
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
11/1/02 Friday Cross Country   MAAC Championship   HOME   3:00 PM
11/1/02 Friday W. Swimming   CW Post   Brookville, NY   6:30 PM
11/1/02 Friday Volleyball   Rider*   HOME   7:00 PM
11/2/02 Saturday Volleyball   Loyola*   HOME   1:00 PM
11/2/02 Saturday M. Soccer   Saint Peter's*   Jersey City, NJ   1:00 PM
11/2/02 Saturday W. Swimming   Canisius*   HOME   4:00 PM
11/4/02 Monday W. Soccer   Columbia   New York, NY   7:00 PM
11/5/02 Tuesday W. Basketball   Austrailia (exhibition)   HOME   7:00 PM
11/8/02 Friday W. Soccer   MAAC Tournament   Poughkeepsie, NY   TBA 
11/8/02 Friday M. Soccer   Loyola*   Baltimore, MD   3:00 PM
11/9/02 Saturday W. Soccer   MAAC Tournament   Poughkeepsie, NY   TBA 
11/9/02 Saturday Volleyball   Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   12:00 PM
11/9/02 Saturday W. Swimming   Siena*   Loudonville, NY   12:00 PM
11/10/02 Sunday W. Soccer   MAAC Tournament   Poughkeepsie, NY   TBA 
11/10/02 Sunday Volleyball   Niagara*   Niagara, NY   10:30 AM
11/10/02 Sunday M. Soccer   Rider*   Lawrenceville, NJ   1:00 PM
11/10/02 Sunday W. Basketball   Monmouth (exhibition)   Long Branch, NJ   2:00 PM
11/13/02 Wednesday Volleyball   St. Francis (NY)   HOME   6:00 PM
11/15/02 Friday M. Soccer   MAAC Tournament   Lawrenceville, NJ   TBA 
11/15/02 Friday W. Swimming   New Jersey Tech   HOME   6:00 PM
11/15/02 Friday M. Basketball   Hoop Group (Exhibition)   HOME   7:30 PM
11/16/02 Saturday M. Soccer   MAAC Tournament   Lawrenceville, NJ   TBA 
11/16/02 Saturday Volleyball   MAAC Tournament   Orlando, FL   TBA 
11/16/02 Saturday Cross Country   NCAA Northeast Regional   HOME   11:00 AM
11/16/02 Saturday W. Swimming   Sarah Lawrence/Marymount   HOME   2:00 PM
11/17/02 Sunday M. Soccer   MAAC Tournament   Lawrenceville, NJ   TBA 
11/17/02 Sunday Volleyball   MAAC Tournament   Orlando, FL   TBA 
11/17/02 Sunday W. Swimming   St. Joseph's   Patchogue, NY   1:00 PM
11/18/02 Monday Volleyball   MAAC Tournament   Orlando, FL   TBA 
11/19/02 Tuesday Volleyball   MAAC Tournament   Orlando, FL   TBA 
11/20/02 Wednesday Volleyball   MAAC Tournament   Orlando, FL   TBA 
11/22/02 Friday W. Basketball   New Hampshire   Durham, NH   7:00 PM
11/23/02 Saturday Cross Country   IC4A/ECAC Championship   HOME   10:00 AM
11/25/02 Monday Cross Country NCAA Championship (Indiana State) Terre Haute, IN 10AM
11/25/02 Monday M. Basketball   Sacred Heart#   Westchester County Center   7:00 PM
11/26/02 Tuesday W. Basketball   Norfolk State   Norfolk, VA   6:00 PM
11/29/02 Friday M. Basketball   Loyola*   HOME   7:00 PM
11/30/02 Saturday W. Basketball   Delaware   HOME   2:00 PM




RIVERDALE, NY (OCTOBER 23, 2002) – The Manhattan College men's and women's soccer goalies are nationally ranked in saves per-game.

Antonio Treglia (Brookeville, NY) and Jeanne Marie Gilbert (Northport, NY) have had stellar seasons this year. Treglia is currently ranked eighth in nation and first in the MAAC for men's soccer goalies in Division I averaging 6.22 saves per-game while Gilbert is 14th in the country and fourth in the MAAC averaging 7.54 saves per-game in women's Division I competition.

Both teams return to action on Friday, October 25. The men are home against Fairfield at 3:30 PM at Gaelic Park and the women travel to Fairfield for a 7:00 PM game.


VOLLEYBALL DOWNS IONA FOR BEST WINNING STREAK IN NATION, 3-1 O’Dorisio and Van Cauteren Led the Team in Kills

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (October 22, 2002) – The Manhattan College volleyball team downed Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rival Iona College three games to one this evening in the Mulcahy Center. With the win, the Lady Jaspers now have the best consecutive winning streak in the nation with 21 victories. The game results were 25-30, 30-19, 33-31 and 30-19.

Manhattan is now 21-1, 3-0 in the MAAC, while the Gaels fall to 15-8, 1-1 in the MAAC.

Iona took an early 7-3 lead in the first game. However, the Lady J's fought back to tie the score seven times before errors got the best of Manhattan causing a 25-30 fall. The Lady Jaspers returned to the court fighting in the second game. MAAC Player of the Week GoedeleLuka' Van Cauteren (Oetingen, Belgium) and freshman middle hitter Marija ‘Maggie' Pfeifer (Liberty, MO) combined for six kills and four blocks to help the team win 30-19. In the third game with both teams tied at one game apiece, the Gaels made the Lady J's fight for every point. With the scored tied at 31, senior setter Bridgett Geddes (Escondido, CA) would assist senior middle hitter Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA) for the kill. Seconds later, Geddes would find senior co-captain Amy O'Dorisio (San Diego, CA) on the outside for the game winning kill at 33-31. Manhattan dominated the final game with the defense and hitting power of O'Dorisio to win 30-19.

O'Dorisio led the team in digs with 20, 15 kills and four blocks, while Van Cauteren had 15 kills, nine assists and four blocks. Belcher followed with 11 kills and a career-high seven blocks. Pfeifer had eight kills and six blocks, and Geddes totaled 39 assists, 10 digs, five kills and two blocks.

The Lady Jaspers will return to action on Friday, October 25th, when they host Saint Peter's at 7:00 PM in Draddy Gymnasium.



WEST ORANGE, NJ (October 22, 2002) – Sophomore Patrick Rizzotti (Floral Park, NY) fired a seven-over par 78 to lead the Manhattan College golf team to a second place finish in a quad match with Saint Peter's, Fairleigh Dickinson and Wagner Tuesday afternoon at Rock Springs Country Club. The Jaspers now own a 5-5-1 dual match record for the season.

FDU won the match with a team score of 315, while Manhattan finished with a combined score of 326 for a second place finish. Wagner was third with a total of 329 and Saint Peter's tallied a team score of 364.

Rizotti tied with Mark Dunne and Steve Shellock of FDU and Matt Burroughs of Wagner for the lowest round of the day at 78. Sophomores Tim Hand (Yonkers, NY) and Danny Sirico (Hawthorne, NY) finished two strokes back of Rizzotti with scores of 80 apiece, and freshman Jeremiah Schoonover (Ft. Worth, TX) and senior Mark Kanian (Nanuet, NY) carded an 88 and an 89, respectively.

Manhattan wraps up its fall golf season this weekend at the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational at the Rotella Golf Course in Thiells, NY.



RIVERDALE, NY (October 21, 2002)- For the second year in a row, Manhattan College will be offering a Reserved Seating Section with chair backs behind the team benches for all men's and women's basketball home games.

The chair back seats will first be sold to last year's season ticket holders and then to new season ticket holders. The reserved season ticket seats will go on sale November 1st at Draddy Gymnasium or by phone (718) 862-7795 on a first come, first serve basis. The game package includes all Draddy Gymnasium men's and women's games for $125.00 per season ticket. Beginning November 18, reserved single game tickets will be on sale.

The Manhattan College men's basketball game against Sacred Heart on November 25th will be held at the Westchester County Center. Madison Square Garden will be the host site of the men's basketball team against Yale on December 7th, and during the MSG/Foot Locker Holiday Festival on December 27th and 28th.

This year's MAAC Basketball Tournament will be held Friday, March 7th through Monday, March 10th 2003 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. All-Session passes purchased through the individual school's season ticket plans will receive priority seating. Ticket prices for All-Session passes are $75.00 for adults and $40.00 for children.

All individual game tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171.



EDISON, NJ (October 21, 2002) – For the second consecutive week, Manhattan College volleyball player GoedeleLuka' Van Cauteren (Oetingen, Belgium) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending October 20, 2002, announced today by conference officials.

Van Cauteren recorded two triple-doubles last week in the victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and Villanova. In the three games to one win over the Knights, the junior setter totaled 16 kills, a career-high 32 assists, and 11 digs. In the three games to one win over the Wildcats, she had 14 kills, 19 assists and 11 digs. The computer science major totaled 30 kills, 51 assists and 22 digs for the week.

The Manhattan College volleyball team is currently 20-1, 2-0 MAAC and with the win over Villanova it is 4-0 this season against BIG EAST schools. The Lady Jaspers have also extended the school's consecutive win streak to 20. Manhattan is tied with Eastern Washington for the longest active winning streak in Division I after winning 20 consecutive matches this season.

The Lady Jaspers return to action tomorrow evening when they travel to New Rochelle for a 7:00 PM matchup with the Iona Gaels.




[Compiled Sports Reports]

October 18, 2002


Manhattan College women's basketball coach Sal Buscaglia will conduct a coaching clinic from 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 3. The clinic, open to all coaches, will cover team offense and defense, post play, ballhandling and transition, and include on-court demonstrations. Cost of the clinic is $25 per person in advance, $35 at the door. Cost for an entire staff (three coaches maximum) is $40 in advance, $50 at the door. For more information or to register, contact Jaspers assistant coach Derrick Harrison at 718-862-7992.





[Email 1]

From: Emery M. Otruba
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 15 October 2002
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 09:20:58 -0400


Sign me up.

Emery Otruba '85

[JR: Done. ]



[Email 2]

Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 17:20:48 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Yahoo! Auto Response


The Quadrangles email address has changed. The new address is Please re-send your message to that address. We no longer use this address.

Thank You
The Quadrangle


Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 08:20:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Manhattan Quadrangle
Subject: Update

Hello, Quadrangle Staff!

We are sending you this email to inform you of a glitch that has occurred in the productions process for the week of October 20, 2002. Due to the absence of a pertinent hardware item and incompatible software that was shipped, we cannot publish until the week of October 30, 2002 (which is one week from this Wednesday, October 23). Please continue to work as diligently as you all have been for the past weeks - your motivation and drive is extremely appreciated and truly inspirational for all of us. We would also like to remind you that we do have our usual weekly meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at 4 pm. As always, the members of your Editorial Board are available to answer any questions, to respond to your comments or to address your concerns. Thank you for being so understanding during this period.

The Quadrangle Editorial Board

[JR: No, I haven't gone back to school and joined the staff. (I was lucky to get out the first time!) They seem to be sending me the staff mail. I thought it was interesting hence I pass it along fwiw. For what It's Worth]



[Email 3]

Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 20:45:07 -0400
From: Matthew Power (1993)
Subject: RE:  jasperjottings2001020.htm


[JR: You are welcome.]



[Email 4]

From: Matt McCrosson'72
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 12:16:46 EDT
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings2001020.htm


FYI, Phone number for Joe Dillon is not correct.

Matt McCrosson'72


Matt McCrosson
O'Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins
Accountants and Consultants
Harrison, NY   10528

[JR: Sorry. I just cut and paste. Joe, if you're listening, what's the right number?]





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A Final Thought

New Jersey Rejects the Rule of Law
By Alan Caruba
Published 10. 24. 02 at 21:03 Sierra Time


The honest election that New Jerseyeans were supposed to have on November 5 is now one between a Democrat Party has-been, former State Senator Frank Lautenberg, who quit while announcing how unhappy he had been in the job, and Douglas Forrester, a political newcomer who got into the race because he was personally enraged by the free pass the Democrat Party was giving Torricelli. He is reportedly a man of deep religious conviction, opposes more gun laws, and is clearly a conservative.


As a New Jerseyean, I am embarrassed at how stupid my fellow citizens are. There is no "rule of law" when it comes to politics.


And that’s the last word.