Sunday 01 December 2002

Dear Jaspers,

Back from my week off, in Lost Wages, poorer but wiser, on to the news.

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Tu, Dec 03 – School of Education Open House
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                   located in the O’Malley Library
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Students invent natural way to purify polluted water

Last Updated Fri, 15 Nov 2002 21:47:18

HALIFAX - Scallop shells can be used to clean up polluted water, three teenagers in Halifax have discovered.

James Beaton-Johnson, Elias Fares and Amy Trottier began their award-winning research as Grade 12 students. They say the shells can be used to clean up contaminated rivers, lakes and even Halifax Harbour.

The trio got the idea from a documentary about a Japanese fish farmer who tossed oyster shells into a pond and found it cleared the dirty water.

The students at J.L. Ilsley high school began experimenting with scallop shells immersed in dirty dish water. The water cleared in 24 hours.

The students then used their inexpensive, user-friendly method to improve the water quality on the MacIntosh Run, a river flowing through their school property.

They discovered the shells' shape and chemical makeup neutralizes pH and also helps filter out coliform bacteria, sediment and heavy metals. === <end quote> ===

I guess this teaches us that fresh eyes can solve old problems. For my part, I am going to try to look at my "opportunities" with child-like eyes.

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

"Collector-in-chief" John



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Copyright 2002 PR Newswire Association, Inc.  
PR Newswire
November 14, 2002, Thursday
HEADLINE: Con Edison Announces Executive Appointments

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) announced today several executive appointments at both its regulated utilities and its competitive businesses. 

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    John D. McMahon, currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Consolidated Edison, Inc. will become President of Orange and Rockland Utilities.  McMahon will lead O&R and its utility subsidiaries that provide electric and gas service in southeastern New York State and northeastern Pennsylvania, and electric service in northern New Jersey. 

    McMahon joined Con Edison in 1976 as an attorney in the rate proceedings department. He has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel in the law department since 1998.  A graduate of Manhattan College and New York Law School, McMahon has also completed the Advanced Management Program of Wharton Business School. 

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    "These executives are all recognized leaders in our industry and bring to their new positions depth of experience, solid records of achievement and an unwavering commitment to excellence.  Their skills and insight will benefit customers, shareholders and employees," said Eugene R. McGrath, Chairman and CEO of Con Edison, Inc. 

    Bram, McMahon and McTiernan will report to McGrath. All appointments are effective January 1, 2003.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with more than $8 billion in annual revenues and $18 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through its six subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a regulated utility providing electric, gas and steam service to New York City and Westchester County, New York; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,350 square mile area in southeastern New York state, as well as adjacent sections of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; Con Edison Solutions, a retail energy services company; Con Edison Energy, a wholesale energy supply company; Con Edison Development, an infrastructure development company; and Con Edison Communications, a telecommunications infrastructure company.  For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. Web site at

SOURCE Consolidated Edison, Inc.

CONTACT: Michael Clendenin of ConEd, +1-212-460-4111

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


CONTACT: Heidi W. Giovine
Email: Public Relations



RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Manhattan College's School of Education will host an Open House for its graduate programs in education on Tuesday, December 3 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the admissions center, located in the O’Malley Library on the College campus.

Representatives from the education department will be on hand to answer questions relating to graduate programs in school counseling, community service counseling, higher education counseling, special education and school administration & supervision.  Manhattan College offers master's degrees, professional diplomas and certificate degrees in all programs as well as a certificate in teaching and learning with technology.  There is also a new dual master’s degree in special education/elementary education. Information regarding admission requirements and financial aid will be provided.  Potential students are encouraged to bring an unofficial transcript for admissions to review.

Reservations for the Graduate Education Open House are strongly recommended.  To make a reservation, please call (718)862-7370.





John R. Crews Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Education

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Ed.D in Educational Theory, Rutgers University School of Education, 1984. MS in Education and the Behavioral Sciences, Newark State College, 1972. BS in Education, Manhattan College, 1965. Email address: RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Serves as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Deans and Superintendents Network sponsored by the Regional Laboratory for Student Success. In this capacity Dr. Crews is working with the Elizabeth Public Schools to establish a model to evaluate the comprehensive school reform programs implemented in the district. He also serves as a consultant for secondary schools who wish to reorganize the school schedule to increase student learning and improve school climate.





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B.S., M.S., Manhattan College


"In order to provide this quality, we must utilize our talents and abilities in the most organized, professional and team oriented manner while maintaining sensitivity, civility, and spirituality that encoureages the overall development of all individuals. It is important that we fully understand our role within the college in order to support and deliver quality programs and services to our broad-based constituency."  Kenneth McBryde


Joined Connecticut College: 1997



Educational administration and physical education


Since his appointment as Director of Athletics at Connecticut College, Kenneth McBryde has reorganized and restructured the entire department of 60 employees, and has developed a new summer camp format to increase exposure to the local community. 

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Elissa J. Palmer, MD

Program Director

"My goal is to provide an excellent comprehensive education in Family Medicine in an open, honest atmosphere that encourages professional growth and quality patient care."


Manhattan College, Summa Cum Laude        
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin, St Mary's Hospital Family Practice Residency
Fellowship    National Institute of Program Director

Previous experience

Private practice, Central Maine Clinical Associates (Maine)
    Stowe Family Practice (Vermont)     

Areas of interest

Medical genetics
Residency education


Richard, Elissa and Cara-

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Dominic J. Monetta
President of Resource Alternatives, Inc.
Director, National Association of Corporate Directors

Dominic J. Monetta is the President of Resource Alternatives, Inc. in Washington, DC, a corporate development firm specializing in energy utilization, environmental remediation, and critical issues analysis for senior executives. He is the founder and a Director of The PAM Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and implementation of the Project Appraisal Methodology (PAM), an objective decision-making and budget allocation tool for financial management and resource allocation. He serves as a Director of Giant Garlic of Botswana, Ltd., an agriculture growing and export company located in Botswana, and as the Managing Director of Brownfield Laconia Strategies, LLC, a real estate investment firm specializing in environmental remediation.

Previously, Dr. Monetta served as the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Research and Advanced Technology) from 1991-1992. He managed the $7.5 billion science and technology programs of the U.S. Department of Defense and actively evaluated 70 federal laboratories. While on intergovernmental personnel assignment in 1993, he developed a unique sponsored research investment strategy as Special Advisor to the President of The George Washington University.

Dr. Monetta held the position of Director, Office of New Production Reactors, U.S. Department of Energy, from 1989-1991. He was responsible for the designing and building of the new U.S. tritium production reactor, the only and largest nuclear reactor to have been built in the United States in the past three decades. He served as Technical Director and Senior Executive of the Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head, Maryland, from 1986-1989, the most sophisticated energetic materials research, development, test and evaluation laboratory in the world. He led the U.S. Navy in the creation of a science and technology-oriented military construction program and focused on the building of new research facilities. He was the Director of Planning and Analysis for the Gas Research Institute (GRI), Chicago, Illinois, from 1978-1980, the foremost gaseous fuels R&D management organization in the United States. He served as Director of Field Coordination, Fossil Energy, and Deputy Director, Conservation Research and Technology, concentrating on energy efficient utilization with the U.S. Department of Energy from 1975-1978.

A native of New York City, Dr. Monetta received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, a M.S. in Engineering Administration from The George Washington University, and a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Dr. Monetta is the science and technology member of the boards of Hudson Technologies, Inc., Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., Belfort Instrument, Inc., The Center for Security Policy, The PAM Institute, The National Association of Corporate Directors and the Gas Technology Institute. He serves as an advisor to The George Washington University, the Gas Technology Institute and the Photonics Center of Boston University. He is a career member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the National Defense Industrial Association. He has experience both as committee member and chairman of governance, compensation, and audit committees.

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Copyright 2002 Providence Publications, LLC  
The Providence Journal-Bulletin (Providence, RI)
November 17, 2002, Sunday All Editions

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MICHAEL J. HAYES, 98, of Warwick Avenue, a retired attendance counselor and recreation director, died Friday at the Scandinavian Home for the Aged.

He was the husband of the late Helen M. (May) Hayes. Born in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Michael and Mary (Doolin) Hayes, he had lived in Cranston for 20 years, previously living in Waterbury.

Mr. Hayes was an attendance counselor in the Waterbury School Department, and had also been employed at Chase Park House.

He attended Manhattan College, New York, from 1925 to 1928.

He was a communicant of St. Paul Church, in Edgewood, and had been a chief air raid warden during World War II.

He leaves a son, Michael F. Hayes of Waterbury; two daughters, Joyce Cavanaugh of Cranston and Mary Jane Gallo of Bethesda, Md.; and 11 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Paul Church, One St. Paul Place. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury.

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Public release date: 22-Nov-2002

University of California, Santa Barbara - Engineering

Discoverer of how atom's nucleus works named to new professorship

Former McKinsey head endows chair in theoretical physics

Santa Barbara, Calif.--Fred Gluck, best known for his legendary performance at the helm of the leading international management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, has given $1 million to endow the chair of the director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). David Gross, who came from Princeton University in 1997 to serve as director of the Institute, is the first Frederick W. Gluck Professor of Theoretical Physics.

Gross is best known for figuring out how the nucleus of atoms works and thereby solving the last great remaining problem of what has since come to be called "the Standard Model" of particle physics--the quantum mechanical picture of reality.

How Strong Force Works

In 1973 Gross and his graduate student Frank Wilczek (now an MIT professor) made the key discovery of how the "strong" force works that binds the constituent elements, called quarks, of protons and neutrons (the particles that make up the nucleus of atoms). The other three forces of nature--electromagnetism, the weak force (responsible for radioactive decay), and gravity all diminish in strength with distance. Gross and Wilczek discovered that the strong force grows stronger with distance (This discovery is called "asymptotic freedom," which means the force grows weaker at short distances). Therefore, attempts to pull the quarks inside protons and neutrons apart increase the strength of the force binding them. So protons and neutrons can't be dismantled into constituent quarks. This part of the Gross-Wilczek discovery is called "confinement."

By the time Gross arrived 24 years later in Santa Barbara, research at the edge of physical reality had turned from looking at the fundamental constituents of matter and energy not as pointlike particles but as vibrating strings. In this view the quark and the particle of light, the photon, are really very, very small string-loops. The different vibrations of the same fundamental constituent--the string--give rise to all the various and seemingly quite different particles.

Back in the mid '80s when "string theory" became the rage among Princeton particle physicists, Gross and his other famous graduate student, Ed Witten, now at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, each headed up two coordinated seminal investigations. Each combined the efforts of three other physicists, and together they became known as the Princeton "string quartets." The Gross quartet discovered the heterotic string, and Witten's worked on the mathematics of "compactification," whereby the "extra" dimensions required by string theory are "curled up" inside strings.

We are used to three spatial dimensions and one time dimension. But string theory requires many more spatial dimensions--now it looks like six and sometimes seven more.

Donor Attracted by Strings

What brought Gluck and Gross together was string theory. They first met at a reception UCSB Dean of Engineering Matthew Tirrell hosted at the outset of 2000 for Engineering supporters at his house. Gluck's idea of the highest form of entertainment was to invite Gross to his home for an hour lecture--with transparencies--on string theory or the "Theory of Everything" as it is sometimes called. But that presentation stretched out to four hours because the avid Gluck kept asking questions that drove the discussion ever deeper into the truly labyrinthine complexities of string theory. Gross recommended to Gluck Brian Greene's book on the subject, titled The Elegant Universe.

Riveted by the subject, Gluck became a proselytizer for string theory by, for instance, giving his own presentation at Birnam Wood Golf Club. Gluck (in case he needed "back-up") invited Gross.

"I was amazed," Gross (who in effect "stayed on the bench" throughout) said, "by the high quality of that presentation. Fred has become a lay master of the subject. What most impresses me about Fred is his intelligence. He's just so smart. It's wonderful to be around someone who isn't a physicist who has a mind so quick that he frequently startles with his insights. And those unexpected lightning-fast turns in his thought are often delightfully funny. What a pleasure it is for me to be the first holder of the Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics. I held two endowed chairs [first as Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and then as Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physicss] at Princeton, but this chair means so much more to me because of my high regard and affection for Fred."

This endowed chair enables the director to have access to funds for special programming initiatives.

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics hosts the world's leading physicists at conferences and programs designed to provoke interactions leading to insights into the most intellectually provocative scientific questions of the day.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) allocates $4 million annually towards the running of the Institute for Theoretical Physics. Another $1 million annually comes from the UCSB operating budget. The scientific programs supported by federal funds are determined at five-year intervals in conjunction with an arduous NSF review process. The last review in 1999 resulted in the largest federal grant--$17.3 million--ever made to UCSB.

But the subjects of the programs have to be determined well in advance of their actual occurrence in order to be funded. Gluck's gift provides a funding source for the director to convene posthaste a workshop or seminar on a topic on which a breakthrough is presently occurring.

"It is customary on such occasions", said Gross, "to say that the donor has given so much more than the actual dollar value of the gift. But in the case of Fred Gluck, that is really true. What he's done is to give us the benefit of his intelligence and his monumental management consulting expertise to mastermind what has turned into a remarkably successful, so far, campaign on behalf of the Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Golf Game Prompts Idea for Kavli Institute

It was Gluck, who first conceived the "Kavli" Institute for Theoretical Physics. And the seeds of that conception were sowed on a golf course, when Gluck's partner on the links, Hubert (Hu) Vos, a friend of Fred Kavli, told Gluck about the Kavli Foundation and its objectives.

Kavli is the founder and former chairman and CEO of the Moorpark, Calif.-based Kavlico Corp., which manufactures linear feedback position sensors for aircraft and pressure sensors for cars. With the sale of Kavlico in 2000, Kavli set up the Kavli Foundation to encourage and support the pursuit of knowledge with likely long-term benefits for all peoples. The Foundation aims to establish endowed chairs at the world's best universities. And by the time Gluck and Vos had that conversation while golfing, Kavli had already endowed two chairs in the UCSB College of Engineering, one in Optoelectronics and Sensors and the other in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS).

Gluck told Gross of his idea for the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the two went to present the idea in person to Fred Kavli, who after careful deliberation in consultation with his foundation board agreed to a $7.5 million gift to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. The gift was announced in December of 2001, and the re-naming ceremony took place in June 2002.

Kohn Hall Takes Wing

To accommodate more physicists for the expanded opportunities for programming, a wing is being added to the Kavli Institute building, called Kohn Hall in honor of former director and Nobel Prize winning condensed matter theorist Walter Kohn. The internationally acclaimed Michael Graves, Kohn Hall's original architect, is designing the addition.

In March 2001 a symposium in honor of Gross's 60th birthday ended with a reception at Fred Gluck's house. It doesn't rain much in Santa Barbara, but it did that Sunday night. Winds and water beat against the tents hastily erected to shelter the outdoor buffet and lifted the tent bottom and separated the tent top from the side of the Gluck residence, and sheets of water poured in. The people moved indoors for the concluding ceremony. Cambridge theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking attended--his second attendance at an event hosted by Gluck in Santa Barbara on behalf of theoretical physics.

That stormy night Gluck, unperturbed by the havoc the weather was making of his splendid party arrangements, surprised Gross with his announcement of his intention to endow a chair for the director.

UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang, in attendance that evening at Gluck's reception for Gross, admits that he had had an inkling beforehand of the evening's culminating announcement. Yang smiles, "It isn't often that I get to see David Gross taken by surprise. It was a marvelous, very special event. Fred Gluck not only made a generous gift to UCSB, which honors his own deep interests in theoretical physics, but he made the gift with extraordinary flair by providing such an elegant and dramatic context for the announcement. I want to thank Fred both for endowing the Gluck professorship, but also for all the superb advice and wise guidance he has given us as a member of UCSB's Foundation Board as well as the Capital Campaign Steering Committee. I really value the vision he has shared with me."

In addition to their roles as in effect CEOs of major enterprises and their commitment to raising support for UCSB, Gluck and Yang have other interests in common. The Chancellor likes physics. He not only attends but demonstrably enjoys the public lectures given three times annually at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. And Gluck and Yang are both by education and early profession engineers, so they grasp with greater ease the sometimes seemingly technical complexities of those KITP public lectures than do other members of the audience less quantitatively grounded.

Bell Beginning

With a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College, Gluck headed to Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1957. While at Bell, Gluck completed a master's degree in electrical engineering at New York University and undertook graduate studies at Columbia University in operations research.

During his 10-year tenure at Bell Labs, Gluck rose to the position of program manager for the Spartan anti-missile missile. "The Spartan was eventually deployed for 'hard sight' defense in places such as North Dakota," said Gluck, "but it turned out not to be feasible for perimeter or area defense [meaning cities]. The realization that it wouldn't be is part of why I left Bell Labs. It isn't difficult to shoot down one incoming missile, but then you have to deal with offensive countermeasures, and they are the problem."

Gluck describes the "jack" approach, and by "jack" he means those little metal things children scatter and pick up with a small ball in motion. "We developed a very sophisticated computer program to tell the difference between a jack and a missile. In order to shoot down a missile, you have to track it with radar, so we simulated deploying jacks configured to look like missiles coming in. It turned out that the offense always had the upper hand."

Engineer Ascends to McKinsey Head

In 1976 Gluck left Bell Labs for McKinsey. And Gluck the engineer found himself in a nest of MBAs. "They had learned business history and marketing," he said. What McKinsey does is to solve problems for corporations. A consultant goes out to the site, collects information, and analyzes it. "Engineering is preeminently a problem-solving discipline," Gluck points out. "My education as an engineer and 10 years at Bell Labs had given me better quantitative analytic skills than the traditional MBA route would have provided."

But, he added, management consulting requires "comfort with an ill-structured situation, which might be troublesome for some engineers. A corporation generally comes to McKinsey with a problem, which ends up looking a lot different than what the corporation originally thought."

In 1988 Gluck was elected to the first of two three-year terms as McKinsey's managing director. McKinsey is organized along the lines of a law firm with senior and junior partners and associates. When Gluck headed the firm, McKinsey, which is headquartered in New York, numbered 150 senior partners in offices throughout the world.

"One reason why I chose to endow a professorship for the director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is its conceptual resemblance to McKinsey. Both bring together experts from around the world to solve a problem."

The slope of Gluck's ascent to managing director accelerated in 1976 when Ron Daniel, then newly elected to that position, asked for reports on how to make McKinsey better. "I told him," said Gluck. "that I thought the intellectual and strategy development of the firm was lacking in three areas, pertaining to the way corporations (1) operate, (2) are organized, and (3) strategize."

Gluck ended up rebuilding McKinsey's strategy process and eventually taking leadership of the firm's intellectual development.

"I organized core teams," said Gluck, "with titles like 'manufacturing,' 'strategy.' 'microeconomics'--the disciplines and sub-disciplines for managing a large corporation. I encouraged the people involved to get together three times a year to discuss some aspect of management--that's similar to what happens at the KITP, but there, of course, the focus is on physics problems.

Transforming American Business

"We ended up creating an incredible knowledge base of what goes on in business. We shared information and problem-solving approaches and created a network of experts. People are always trying to do this with hard copy," said Gluck, "but we put in place a mouth-to-mouth way for linking the people who know to the people who need to know. That is not to say there was no hard copy. We put out a series of 1,400 bulletins each one-page long. We also published numerous articles in leading management journals and in-house publications. The emphasis was not on developing pieces of paper, but people, who ended up knowing with whom they could consult on a given problem. The process was one of developing collective consciousness."

It is now generally accepted in corporate management circles that the ensuing ideas transformed American business.

Such a systemic way of thinking accords with Gluck's prior academic and later professional interests in the highly mathematical field of operations research. "Operations research," he said, "looks at modeling different systems. Theoretical physics is about modeling one system--the universe. The logician Kurt Goedel argued that ultimately it can't be done. He proved that there is always something that might have been overlooked. For instance, if there is a god. Or to put it another way, whether to believe physical reality is the only reality. I don't. I want to leave the doors open."

Gluck retired from McKinsey in 1995 and joined The Bechtel Group, where he served as vice-chairman and director until 1998. He was responsible for overseeing Bechtel's global industry units, as well as corporate support services, alliances, and strategic marketing and analysis. "Bechtel serves a wide variety of industries including power, petroleum and chemicals, surface transportation, aviation services, buildings, water supply and treatment, infrastructure development, pipelines, mining and metals, pulp and paper, advanced technology, environmental remediation, manufacturing, and telecommunications," according to Gluck.

He now serves on the boards of AMGEN, HCA-The Healthcare Company, Thinking Tools, Russell Reynolds' International, and Mission Research Corp. In addition to his volunteer work at UCSB, he also serves on a number of other non-profit boards including the New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Cottage Health System (Santa Barbara), and the Rand Health Care Advisory Board.


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James Brady

Rudy's dinner conversation gives lesson on leadership

Published on November 25, 2002

Now it's bankrupt giant WorldCom Inc. that wants Rudy Giuliani as chairman. He's been suggested as the guy in the white hat to run the SEC. His book on leadership is "top of the world, Ma!" heading the Times' best-seller list. He's Man of the Year, and has done the talk shows.

So on a rainy city night we had dinner. It was a small affair at the Marriott Marquis, which may be the ugliest hotel in town, and it was hosted by Manhattan College's president. Most of us were alumni, including the mayor and myself, a few professors and handpicked undergraduate stars, with Mr. Giuliani the plat du jour, delivering what they call the John J. Horan lecture, named for the former Merck chairman. Rudy talked about leadership, answered questions, and then after cocktails sat down with all of us for dinner and fielded additional questions over coffee.

I got to sit at the great man's table and can report he was in grand form, affable (even to a journalist!), and looked exceedingly well. Cancer does you no good, but he seemed swell. He talked easily about leadership and his heroes: Ronald Reagan, for whom he worked, and Churchill and, in an afterthought, La Guardia, whom he admired greatly but with whom he had differences.

Afterward, a couple of recalcitrant alums informed me they took issue with Rudy about Churchill. "Because of what he did to the Irish." Since every English politician is trained from birth to be beastly to the Irish, I said that could hardly be held against the man. Then one fellow said Churchill knew about Pearl Harbor but didn't warn FDR because he wanted us in the War. So I said I discounted conspiracy theories. And we had a drink on that.

Giuliani had opened by saying everything was on the record except that unfortunate business of a knighthood, which he admitted might not play well in some New York precincts. Some other Rudy points: Downtown's reconstruction should feature "not office buildings but a memorial. It is right to do so, but it will also attract millions to the area, its restaurants and shops." He's opposed to a casino on Governors Island but says the site "must produce revenue. It needs $30 or $40 million to keep it up. And a convention center (out there) is unrealistic." Further to that point, he thinks the city and state "must underwrite a convention center (elsewhere), (but) how do we subsidize it?"

As dinner wore down, I asked Giuliani if he missed being mayor. No, he said, he was too busy with his book and other projects. But he seemed ready to hang out with us, swapping yarns. Within a day or two, Mr. Bloomberg would unveil his austerity budget, to a chorus of groans. While everyone was buying Rudy's little book and powerful interests were offering him big jobs.

Which mayor of New York would you rather be these days?

Copyright 2002, Crain Communications, Inc

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Copyright 2002 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc.  
November 18, 2002 Monday, BLACKSTONE VALLEY EDITION
HEADLINE: Education Notes

The following people have recently received academic appointments, awards or honors.


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Manhattan College

Worcester: Rory Mallaghan.

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Copyright 2002 Caller-Times Publishing Company  
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
November 17, 2002, Sunday
SECTION: Local News; Pg. A1
HEADLINE: Dr. Hector P. Garcia's story goes nationwide PBS documentary on civil rights leader airs here tonight
BYLINE: Jeremy Brown, Caller-Times

Dr. Hector P. Garcia could be the most revered person in Corpus Christi history.

He knew thousands of people. He influenced countless others.

His reputation is so towering, and his achievements so numerous, that any effort to interpret his life will inevitably face great public scrutiny. The first extensive biographical treatment of Garcia is scheduled to debut tonight, when the local PBS affiliate, KEDT, airs a documentary it has produced about the late civil rights leader. Justice for My People: the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story was six years in the making. It follows Garcia from birth to death, a chronicle of his intellectual and political growth. It shows how he fought a system harshly prejudiced against Hispanics while maintaining his faith in the underlying principles of democracy and liberty.

"He was bigger than life and an American hero," said Jeff Felts, director of television production at KEDT and the documentary's producer. "I had to make sure it was entertaining and educational and accurate."

Most Coastal Bend residents are at least familiar with Garcia. His parents were highly educated Mexican citizens who moved to the Rio Grande Valley to escape revolutionary violence. Garcia was raised in Mercedes, a driven boy who studied hard and became a doctor.

After World War II, Garcia returned to South Texas, a decorated veteran whose encounters with poverty and discrimination inspired him to found the American GI Forum. The organization was originally dedicated to protecting the rights of Hispanic veterans but soon expanded its mission to take on issues such as school discrimination.

Garcia walked among the powerful and the powerless. He gave medical care to the poor and served on diplomatic missions. He organized working people and, until his death in 1996, at the age of 82, had the ear of several American presidents. Since the documentary is intended for a national audience, and will probably be shown on PBS stations across much of the country beginning in January, the KEDT team had to incorporate enough of this basic information to introduce Garcia to those who know nothing about him.

But it also had to give enough depth and nuance, enough intriguing facts and captivating visual materials, that the documentary would appeal to a local community that already holds up Garcia as one of its few genuine icons.

"Even as I talked with his daughter and his wife and other scholars who have researched him, there is no one who seems to have obtained all of the information yet, and I'll put myself in that category," Felts said.

Started as short film

KEDT started working on the documentary shortly before Garcia died. A plaza was being dedicated in his honor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and university officials asked the television station if it could produce a short film about Garcia, a kiosk video that in about five minutes could relate the most salient aspects of his legacy.

It soon became apparent that Garcia was a perfect topic for a larger project. But to turn it into a full-length documentary, high in quality and expansive in scope, the KEDT research team - consisting of Felts, associate producer Maria McMath and researcher Pamela Edwards - had to sift through the Garcia papers, stored at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus.

That meant studying more than 400 linear feet worth of material, including saved letters, political memorabilia, correspondence with presidents, World War II-era telegrams, photos, hate mail and scrapbooks of dead Vietnam soldiers.

"I think he had a real sense of history and everyone we talked to made mention of this," Felts said.

KEDT officials drew up a list of people to interview for the documentary. It initially comprised about 120 names, though that was whittled down to about 20 people, all of whom were taped on location.

Range of sources

These participants range from academics who have studied Garcia from a formal and abstracted stance to family members who knew Garcia intimately, including his brother, Dr. Xico Garcia, his widow, Wanda Fusillo Garcia, and his daughter, Cecelia Garcia Akers.

KEDT tracked down R. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, a childhood friend who lived in Mercedes near the Garcia family, and Sara Moreno Posas, the sister-in-law of Felix Longoria. It was the incident of Longoria, a World War II casualty whose widow was denied the use of a funeral home for his wake in his hometown of Three Rivers because he was Hispanic, that first brought national attention to Garcia and the GI Forum.

Another crucial interviewee is Vicente Ximenes, an early GI forum leader who, with the help of Garcia and the confidence of then-president Lyndon Johnson, became the first Mexican-American appointed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


To ensure a balanced narrative, Felts sought the opinions of people like Jose Angel Gutierrez, a co-founder of the La Raza Unida Party who now teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington. Gutierrez, like many others associated with the 1960s youth and Chicano movements, once considered Garcia and the GI Forum too accommodating to achieve quick and meaningful civil rights advances.

KEDT dredged up old photographs and video footage from throughout the decades - a political conference in El Paso, an insensitive television ad for Frito-Lay chips, a speech at the United Nations, a sit-in at the Corpus Christi Independent School District administrative center.

To cover portions of Garcia's life that had no archival visual materials, which were mostly episodes from his youth and the early days of the GI Forum, KEDT staged re-enactments. The segments were kept short, and local actors were used. On the advice of Xico Garcia, KEDT cast Ron Garza, a pharmacist and up-and-coming member of the GI Forum who is said to closely resemble a 30ish Hector Garcia, as the protagonist.

The re-enacted scenes include a radio broadcast, in which Garcia denounces the injustice done to Hispanic veterans who returned to the United States after defending freedom abroad, and court cases in which Garcia and other activists sought to reform the system through judicial action.

What KEDT amassed was a catalogue of memories, personal and public accounts. The documentary describes Garcia hitchhiking from Mercedes to Edinburg so he could attend junior college, and it recalls the rigorous schedule he maintained in old age, even as his health declined.

'An inner determination'

"He just had an inner determination that he was born with, and his father cultivated that within him," said Akers, who lives in San Antonio but returned to Corpus Christi for events leading up to the debut of Justice for My People.

Akers said her father often slept no more than four hours a night and even then was interrupted by unavoidable telephone calls. He made daily lists of things to be done and of patients he had seen. Like many great historical figures, he devoted himself so fully to his work that, according to Akers, he was often away from his family. But he had his moments of leisure. He was a jokester, a sports fan and an avid player of dominoes.

"He never forgot where he came from," Akers said. "Relating to people was part of his persona. He just could relate to everyone."

It was with steel resolve that he helped his family withstand the taunts they suffered after moving into Lamar Park, an Anglo neighborhood that did not take kindly to having what some considered an ethnic agitator in its midst. In Lamar Park, Akers said, kids would spit on her and the Garcia family would awake in the morning to find toilet paper in their trees, eggs on their house and snakes in the mailbox.

Into uncharted waters

At the same time, Garcia was transforming the GI Forum from a regional advocacy group into a national powerhouse with political clout. In the documentary, Ximenes recalls how Garcia sought to establish forum chapters across the country, and how he used the organization to help elect John Kennedy in 1960 and Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

"What he would do is, he would talk about things we had never talked about before," said Ximenes, former chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs. Like Akers, Ximenes, now 82 and living in New Mexico, was in Corpus Christi for events leading up to the debut of Justice for My People.

"It was a difficult conversation to have, to talk about discrimination against your own people," he said. "He was so stubborn about certain things and when he thought an issue was right, there was nothing in the world that would stop him."

Garcia and Hoover

In the film, Ximenes also discusses how the Mexican-American fight for civil rights differed from that of African-Americans, and how Garcia pushed to ensure that Hispanics reaped some benefit from the War on Poverty.

Altogether, Felts had 100 hours of tape that had to be whittled down to 90 minutes, a length that is slightly longer than most PBS documentaries, which are kept at an hour so they fit more easily into scheduling time blocks. John Frank served as editor for the project.

Felts admitted he had to cut some interesting facts. The FBI, for instance, had a file on Garcia that researchers sorted through. Garcia, a staunch patriot who recognized that even accusations of communist ties would weaken his cause, invited J. Edgar Hoover to speak before the GI Forum.

Whenever he received offers to join vaguely communistic groups, he wrote back that he had absolutely no interest, and forwarded a copy of the correspondence to the FBI.

Some of the best footage that did not make the final cut, however, has been included on a DVD version of the documentary, such as an interview in which Garcia is asked to compare himself to contemporary civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

"I don't see myself as a savior of Mexican-Americans here," Garcia says. "I never thought of comparing myself with the Rev. Martin Luther King. I liked him and studied what he was doing. I was very proud of what he was doing."

Felts admitted that writing the script was the most difficult part of the production process. A team of 13 advisers - from experts on Corpus Christi history to national academics - read drafts, checking for accuracy and providing suggestions on how the project could be made better.

Felts said he also wanted to create something that could be used in classrooms, and KEDT created a companion Web site, which includes photos of Garcia, teaching suggestions, interview transcripts and selected writings, such as a piece of hate mail and a schedule typical of the ones Garcia followed.

But for all its efforts in putting together Justice for My People, KEDT had trouble securing funding. It is in a relatively small market and does not have pockets as deep as the stations that typically make national documentaries. At a cost of about $300,000, the Garcia piece is its biggest project in years, a rare endeavor that has already inspired pride among staffers. But most common sources of funding, large corporations and foundations, balked, saying Garcia was too controversial a subject.

"We thought, with the increasing Hispanic population, that it would be interesting to a large number of people, particularly corporations," said Don Dunlap, president and general manager of South Texas Public Broadcasting.

KEDT turned to the community for support. It collected contributions from residents and companies with ties to Corpus Christi. It also received countless small donations, no more than $10 or $15, from everyday people. The result is a program that is meant to shed light on Garcia, but not to be the end-all account of his life.

"I think very few people in the city know how influential he was," Dunlap said. "That's the great story here. One of the goals is to make people more curious."

Graphic with photo (mug):

"He was angry, but . . . it was because he really wanted to help people."

- Wanda Fusillo Garcia, wife of Hector P. Garcia

"He really went through a lot of hard times but he kept on going. He was a leader."

- Dr. Xico Garcia, brother of Dr. Hector P. Garcia

"He had a tremendous amount of energy, a tremendous amount of purpose."

- Cecilia Garcia Akers, Dr. Hector P. Garcia's daughter

"He had a vision that single-handedly or with help, one way or the other, he, personally, was going to end discrimination against the Hispanics."

- Vicente T. Ximenes, former Chair, Inter-Agency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs

"He was bigger than life and an American hero."

- Jeff Felts, documentary producer

Graphic: On TV  

Justice for My People: the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. tonight on KEDT-TV

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What does Dr. Hector P. Garcia's life mean to you? Call 886-4848 category 3010 Or e-mail us at

Graphic: Advisory Board Members

Justice for my People: The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story
* Vernon Carl Allsup, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin at Platteville
* Leonides G. Bazar, community and labor issues adviser
* Patrick J. Carroll Ph.D, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
* Grace Charles, Garcia collection archivist, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
* Arnoldo DeLeon Ph.D, Angelo State University
* Miguel Diaz-Barriga, Swarthmore College
* Elizabeth N. Flores M.A., Del Mar College
* Amador Garcia, chairman, American GI Forum Archives and Historical Foundation
* Julie Leininger Pycior Ph.D, Manhattan College
* Nick Jimenez, Editorial Editor, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
* Thomas Kreneck, Ph.D, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
* Ricardo Romo, president, University of Texas at San Antonio
* Lauraine Miller Rose, freelance columnist

GRAPHIC: A 90-minute program explores Dr. Hector P. Garcia's life, from his birth through his life as a doctor and a civil rights leader. Garcia died in 1996.

Credit: Caller-Times file

Dr. Hector P. Garcia speaks at an American GI Forum news conference in 1983. A victim of discrimination, Garcia founded the civil rights organization, which began as a group for Hispanic veterans but grew to represent the interests of others as well.

Credit: Caller-Times file

Garcia kisses his wife, Wanda Fusillo Garcia, in 1985. She, along with his brother, daughter and others who knew the late civil rights leader well, were interviewed for the documentary.

Credit: Caller-Times file

LOAD-DATE: November 17, 2002 

[JR: Yes, I know hat this was long, with only an MC faculty member involved. But, if you read it, it is inspirational. Hence its selection for inclusion. In the end, we all wind up dead. But, here is someone with a legacy. While I don't think we all can do great things like this fellow, we certainly can do the small things that make big things possible. I was interested how veterans could be discriminated against. I was horrified that IMHO he came to the wrong opinion … that the War on Poverty was a good idea. I was interested how he handled communists. And, how some thought he was too accommodating. I enjoyed it and hope too many will not be offended by its inclusion.]




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November 15, 2002 Friday
HEADLINE: Spotlight shines on Latino students
BYLINE: Lindsay Sonsky, Staff
By Lindsay Sonsky

A full-tuition scholarship was awarded at a day-long program that encouraged higher education for Hispanic high school students, at Manhattanville College on Friday.

"Twenty-nine years ago, when I came to this country, I never would have thought this would be a reality, to see so many Latino students here today," said keynote speaker Martha Lopez, director of the county's Office for Hispanic Affairs.

"You are the future," said the speaker, who pointed out Westchesters quickly expanding Hispanic population, as well as Mamaroneck High School, which is now 50 percent Latino. Approximately 100 students from Westchester and Rockland counties, New York City and Long Island, attended the "Invest in Success" program. The day was filled with a college fair, an awards ceremony and workshop.

In the lobby of Reid Castle there were displays and representatives from Manhattanville College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Fordham University, Manhattan College, Nyack College and The City University of New York.

"It's about getting them to go to college," said Stacy Bailey, director of multicultural affairs, referring to the Hispanic students, "whether it's Manhattanville, or somewhere else."

Among the college booths, students from New Rochelle High School sat at a table sifting through a pile of brochures.

"It's an opportunity to get a look at colleges we might not have gotten the chance to if we weren't invited here," said junior Erica Ayala, who is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.

This is the program's sixth year, including a African American heritage program.

"We've gotten incredible feedback every year," said Bailey.

She said it was especially hard this year to pick a scholarship winner. All 16 applicants were exceptional students but she added, "Every year someone stands out."

This year's standout was John Poka of Monroe-Woodbury High School in Rockland. Poka, who is half Puerto Rican and half Hungarian, said he was very excited about the honor.

"My heart was racing the whole time," said Poka, who sat on the edge of his seat as the other runners-up received consolation gifts.

Applicants had to write an essay answering a question on global citizenship and finalists were interviewed by a panel of judges.

Apart from his exceptional essay, Poka was recognized for his 93 average, volunteer work with the elderly and homeless, and participation in a Manhattanville College's Science Technology Enrichment Program.

His mother, Juanita Poka, said she hopes John's hard work and love for education can be a model for the Hispanic community.

After the award ceremony, students broke up into groups with Manhattanville College faculty, geared toward helping students find out more about themselves and the kind of colleges they might be interested in.

"You want an environment where you feel comfortable," said Ossining High School senior Jaime Farez, in response to what kind of school he is looking for.

Jennifer Filion, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, said she feels she's ready for college but is afraid her English is not good enough.

George Castellanos, head of Latin American Studies at Manhattanville, pointed out that many colleges have programs to help with language barriers, but the key is in the amount of effort from the student.

Students were given application fee waivers to Manhattanville College and were treated to a catered breakfast and lunch. They spent the remainder of their day touring the campus and got the opportunity to see what campus life is really like.

But Castellanos said not to forget the reason why everyone was there that day: "We are celebrating our Hispanic youth and to me that is very important."

LOAD-DATE: November 15, 2002 




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November 25, 2002, Monday
HEADLINE: Sterling Bancorp Appoints Fernando Ferrer to Board of Directors

Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL), parent company of Sterling National Bank, today announced the appointment of Fernando Ferrer to the Board of Directors of Sterling Bancorp and of Sterling National Bank.  The appointment was made at a combined meeting of both boards held on November 21, 2002. 

    Mr. Ferrer, who served as Bronx Borough President for fourteen years and recently campaigned for the office of Mayor of New York, is currently President of the Drum Major Institute, a non-profit progressive policy organization dedicated to economic and social justice.  Mr. Ferrer also served as a member of the New York City Council from 1982 to 1987.  He currently serves on the boards of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Project Renewal and Metropolitan College of New York.  Mr. Ferrer is also an Op-ed columnist for the New York Daily News and El Diario-La Prensa. 

    "Sterling's Board of Directors is honored to welcome such an outstanding representative of the New York civic and business communities.  Mr. Ferrer's extensive career in city government and public policy is an excellent compliment to the talent of our existing board of directors," said Louis J. Cappelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bancorp. 

    Fernando Ferrer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University.  He holds honorary degrees from Manhattan College, Mercy College, Herbert H. Lehman (CUNY) and Audrey Cohen College, as well as numerous awards from schools and community groups.  He is married and has a daughter. Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL) is a financial holding company with assets of $1.5 billion, offering a full range of banking and financial services products.  Its principal banking subsidiary is Sterling National Bank, founded in 1929.  Sterling provides a wide range of products and services, including commercial lending, asset-based financing, factoring/accounts receivable management, international trade financing, commercial and residential mortgage lending, equipment leasing, trust and estate administration and investment management services.  Sterling has operations in the metropolitan New York area, Virginia and other mid-Atlantic states and conducts business throughout the U.S.

This press release may contain, and from time to time the Company's management may make, statements, which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are not historical facts but instead are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties and represent only the Company's belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of its control.  Any forward-looking statements the Company may make speak only as of the date on which such statements are made. It is possible that the Company's actual results and financial position may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in or implied by these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those in or implied by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: inflation, interest rates, market and monetary fluctuations; geopolitical developments, including the impact of September 11. 2001 and any future acts or threats of war or terrorism; the effects of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; a decline in general economic conditions and the strength of the local economies in which the Company operates; the financial condition of the Company's borrowers; competitive pressures on loan and deposit pricing and demand; changes in technology and their impact on the marketing of products and services; the timely development and effective marketing of competitive new products and services and the acceptance of these products and services by new and existing customers; the willingness of customers to substitute competitors' products and services for the Company's products and services; the impact of changes in financial services laws and regulations (including laws concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance); changes in accounting principles, policies and guidelines; and the success of the Company at managing the risks involved in the foregoing; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.  The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive, and the Company will not update forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time.

SOURCE Sterling Bancorp

CONTACT: John W. Tietjen, Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Bancorp, +1-212-757-8035, fax - +1-212-757-8287; Investor Relations - Denise Roche, +1-646-536-7008,, or Media - Brandon Ashcraft, +1-646-536-7025,, both of The Ruth Group for Sterling Bancorp

LOAD-DATE: November 26, 2002 




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The Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
November 24, 2002 Sunday
BYLINE: Gary Stern, Staff
Monsignor Curtin to be honored with music
Late priest honored at St. Joseph's Christmas events
Gary Stern
The Journal News

Just last year, Monsignor Richard Curtin, a renowned Juilliard-trained musician who led choirs before two popes, returned to St. Joseph's Seminary to help conduct one of its annual Christmas concerts.

He looked strong and there was talk of having Curtin, famous for believing that anyone can sing, return to offer some seminars for St. Joseph's priests-in-training.

But Curtin died July 21 at age 86. So this year's free Christmas concerts will be dedicated to Curtin, who served as music director at the seminary from 1946 to 1966 and, even after he went on to parish work, remained the face of liturgical music in the Archdiocese of New York. "He had the respect and affection of every archbishop in my lifetime," said Monsignor Peter Finn, the seminary's rector, who considered Curtin his mentor. The two spoke often when Curtin was chaplain at Manhattan College and Finn a student considering entering the priesthood.

"He was a regular kind of person, but extraordinarily well educated," Finn said. "He was a lover of music and was aware of everything in the music industry. He was a great lover of jazz and Marianne McPartland was a favorite of his. Peggy Lee was someone he respected as a vocalist. I don't know what he thought of the Beatles, but he had a great - or catholic, if you will - appreciation of music."

Curtin, whose speciality was Gregorian chant, arranged the music for Pope Paul VI's Mass at Yankee Stadium in 1965, during the first papal visit to the United States. In 1979, he conducted at Pope John Paul II's Mass at Yankee Stadium.

After leaving his seminary music post, Curtin was pastor at five parishes, including St. Anthony's in Yonkers from 1970 to 1981 and Blessed Sacrament in New Rochelle from 1981 to 1983.

At this year's Christmas concerts, the seminary's 25-man choir will perform several pieces that Curtin did with the seminary's choir during the 1960s.

"We'll do it as a tribute," said the Rev. Richard Baker, archdiocesan music director, who is directing the concerts. "Monsignor Curtin was one of the great musical priests."

In addition to the seminary choir, the concerts will feature a festival chorale made up of lay vocalists from across the archdiocese and the archdiocese's new children's choir, which includes many young singers from the Yonkers area.

The seminary choir had an unusual side project this week. It taped a short performance that will be shown on a 24-hour Christmas Web cast, which is intended to honor John Paul II on his 25th Christmas as pope. The Web cast at will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern time, on Christmas Day.

The St. Joseph's choir taped the "Ave Maria" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and all seminarians sang the "Our Father" in Latin.

Reach Gary Stern at or 914-694-3513.

LOAD-DATE: November 26, 2002 




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November 21, 2002 Thursday
BYLINE: Brian Towey, Freelance OK
Former Manhattan coach takes over Panthers' boys basketball team
By Brian Towey
For The Patent Trader

PLEASANTVILLE - With longtime boys varsity basketball coach Glenn Jensen retiring last year from Pleasantville High School, a coveted coaching spot at one of the more entrenched programs in Section 1 opened up.

In order to snare a qualified candidate and seasoned mentor for the job, athletic director Dick Rote didn't have to cast too wide of a net. In fact, Rote found an attractive possibility right down the hall.

Bob Delle Bovi, formerly the head men's basketball coach at Manhattan College and varsity boys coach at Hastings and Briarcliff, is the head of the Alternative Education department at Pleasantville. He's also the new boys basketball coach. "I think the distance to home was a big factor," said Delle Bovi, who lives in Briarcliff Manor. "Hastings was a great basketball town, but the distance was kind of tough. I also know the players on the team already."

A natural fit

Delle Bovi's coaching credentials and background - not to mention his familiarity with the school's students - made him a natural fit for the job.

He was the head coach at St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, which participates in New York City's rugged Catholic League, from 1978 to 1983.

In 1984, Delle Bovi moved on to the college level, serving one year as an assistant at Manhattan College before becoming head coach for two seasons, from 1986 to 1988.

Most recently, Delle Bovi was the head boys coach at Hastings High School for the past two seasons, and guided Briarcliff's varsity boys team the year before that.

"Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program," Rote said. "Following Glenn (Jensen) is going to be a challenge, but I'm sure he'll be able to pick up right where he left off."

After instructing at the Division I college level and being a fixture on the high school scene, Delle Bovi talked about the differences in coaching philosophies, as well as the similarities.

"In some ways, it's very similar," Delle Bovi said. "It's just X's and O's and having the kids outwork each other. But obviously in college, kids are on scholarship, and are getting a free education, and you're going to expect them to give you all their free time.

"At Pleasantville, I'm coaching three-sport athletes, and it's high school. They should be participating in three sports if they want to,but they're not playing the same sport all year-round."

Tactical knowledge a plus for his players

The trait that should best equip Delle Bovi for the job, in his eyes, is not tactical knowledge, however.

It's his honesty.

"No. 1 one with me, is that I am very up front and honest," he said. "You can ask any of my former players. There is no confusion, and kids know where they stand."

Delle Bovi also stressed that he is dealing with teenagers, not adults, and that they should be given some leeway.

"You have to remember, these are teenagers," said Delle Bovi. "They're going to make mistakes. They need guidance, and they need someone to be there for them and care for them."

The results might not instantaneous, but this proud program is clearly in good hands.

"Right now the program is going through a transition, and it might take a few years to get back to where they once were," he said.

"All of the places he's been, they've had success," Rote said. "I think he's got all the ingredients to carry on the rich basketball tradition we've had here at Pleasantville."

LOAD-DATE: November 22, 2002 





Legalized Price-Fixing
Thu Nov 21, 6:38 PM ET 
By Edward G. Rogoff

How a government program to lower drug prices does the opposite.

Price-fixing is a crime--unless the government establishes it as law, supervises it, helps maintain its secrecy, punishes companies that undercut prices and then becomes the biggest customer. This is precisely the system that exists for drug price regulation. The government calls it a drug price reduction program, yet it is a major culprit in causing price increases.

It started in 1990, when Congress required drug manufacturers to discount the price of drugs paid for by Medicaid and used by outpatients. It was later extended to Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics, public hospitals, community clinics and federally designated hemophilia treatment centers. The specific rules are mind-numbing, but the discounts amount to between 11% and 15%. Administered by the Public Health Service, the program is referred to as the PHS Pricing Program.

We recently completed a study analyzing ten years' worth of data on the costs of drugs, looking specifically at 35 drugs used to treat hemophilia, manufactured by seven companies . We believe the effect of the law has been to raise prices, reduce competition and eliminate the power of large purchasers to bargain with drug manufacturers.

After the PHS law passed in 1992, but prior to its taking effect, clotting factor manufacturers raised prices dramatically. So much for that discount. Since this early price boost, drug manufacturers have moved in an uncanny pricing lockstep.

Among the more than 3,000 purchases studied, the relative position of manufacturer prices has changed only once (and that was temporary), indicating that manufacturers rarely or never use price to compete with one another. Before the PHS system, large purchasers like the hemophilia centers had the power to negotiate prices with manufacturers through competitive bidding. But under the PHS system, manufacturers can be penalized for making deals below the price set by the government. So manufacturers send purchasers a list of nonnegotiable prices.

The desire of pharmaceutical companies to maintain access to the Medicaid market, which accounts for 11% of drug purchases nationwide, and to other large government-funded markets, provides a powerful incentive to comply with PHS rules--and keep prices up. The PHS rules require pharmaceuticals to be sold to Medicaid and PHS markets at the lowest price charged anywhere in the non-PHS markets. Reduce one price to one customer and all prices to Medicaid and PHS markets have to come down. So big private sector buyers (like health care plans) can no longer negotiate good deals. They get stonewalled.

Imagine if car manufacturers had to comply with a similar system that required them to sell cars to the government at the lowest price they charged any private purchaser. There would be no more negotiating better prices with fleet purchasers or end-of-year discounts to move cars off the lot before the new models arrived. Manufacturers would scrap cars before they would cut prices and be forced to lower their price on the thousands of cars that are sold to the government. Yet this is precisely the system that exists for pharmaceuticals.

It is difficult to exactly measure how much this program has added to costs, because drug companies are bringing out more expensive products. But we estimate that the PHS program has increased prices of all drugs purchased under non-PHS by at least 15% and probably much more, without reducing the PHS prices paid. In the $1.5 billion clotting factor market, this is more than $225 million.

The high cost of the PHS system, including regulatory compliance and other bureaucratic management, is borne by health care providers, insurers and, ultimately, by consumers.

Drugs are expensive for lots of reasons, such as a lack of competition and high barriers to entry in the form of patents and capital costs. But as the Bush Administration and Congress ponder ways to reduce drug costs, they should consider a radical option: eliminating this government program supposedly designed to reduce prices and replacing it with a prescription for a healthy dose of free market economics.

By Edward G. Rogoff Associate Professor of Management, Baruch College, CUNY; and Hany S. Guirguis Assistant Professor of Economics, Manhattan College.




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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
12/3/02 Tuesday M. Basketball   Fordham   Bronx, NY   7:00 PM
12/6/02 Friday W. Basketball   Niagara*   Niagara University, NY   7:00 PM
12/7/02 Saturday M. Basketball   Yale   Madison Square Garden   12:00 PM
12/7/02 Saturday W. Swimming   St. Joseph's   Patchogue, NY   2:00 PM
12/8/02 Sunday Track & Field   New Year Invitational   Princeton, NJ   12:00 PM
12/8/02 Sunday W. Basketball   Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   1:00 PM
12/13/02 Friday Track & Field   Fordham Invitational   Bronx, NY   4:00 PM
12/14/02 Saturday W. Basketball   Binghamton   HOME   2:00 PM
12/16/02 Monday W. Basketball   Florida A&M   HOME   7:00 PM
12/17/02 Tuesday M. Basketball   Wright State&   Louisville, KY   9:30 PM
12/18/02 Wednesday M. Basketball   Louisville/Eastern Kentucky&   Louisville, KY   5:30/8:30 PM 
12/21/02 Saturday W. Basketball   St. Francis, PA   Loretto, PA   4:00 PM
12/21/02 Saturday M. Basketball   Saint Peter's*   HOME   7:00 PM
12/23/02 Monday M. Basketball   Hofstra   Hempstead, NY   7:00 PM
12/27/02 Friday M. Basketball   St. John's$   Madison Square Garden   8:30 PM
12/28/02 Saturday M. Basketball   North Carolina/Iona$   Madison Square Garden   3:00/5:00 PM 
12/28/02 Saturday W. Basketball   Tulsa   HOME   2:00 PM
12/30/02 Monday W. Basketball   Harvard   HOME   2:00 PM



[Sports from the College]

Flores Leads All Scorers With 19 Points in Home Opener

RIVERDALE, NY (November 29, 2002) – Junior Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a game-high 19 points and led the Jaspers in scoring for the second straight game as the Manhattan Jaspers held off the Loyola Greyhounds for a 65-53 MAAC victory Friday night in Draddy Gym. Manhattan, which earned its seventh straight victory over Loyola, improves to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the MAAC. The Greyhounds fall to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the MAAC.

Both teams had a tough time finding their offensive rhythm in the first half, but the Jaspers were able to cling to a narrow lead early on. Manhattan led 9-8 before Lucious Jordan made a layup and Bobby Bossman nailed a three-pointer to give Loyola its first lead of the game at 13-9. The Greyhounds would not lose the lead in the first half, though Manhattan did come back to tie the score twice and only trailed by one, 29-28, at the break.

After a sub-par 22.6% shooting effort in the first half, Manhattan raced out of the gates to start the second half, outscoring the Greyhounds 14-6 over the first six minutes to take a 42-35 lead. The Jaspers extended the lead to 47-35 on a rim-shaking dunk by Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) and a three-pointer by Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY). From there, Manhattan would not relinquish its double-figure lead and went on to win by 12.

Flores led the Jaspers in scoring for the second straight game with 19 points to go along with five assists and three steals. Jackette finished with 14 points including a pair of three-pointers and six rebounds. Senior Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) was the only other Jasper in double figures with 10 points to go along with eight rebounds, all on the offensive end. Freshman Mike Konovelchick (Litchfield, NH) impressed the Jasper faithful with nine points and a pair of blocks in his Draddy debut. Manhattan outrebounded Loyola 40-32 and forced 16 Greyhound turnovers.

Manhattan returns to action on Tuesday, December 3 when it travels across town to take on the Fordham Rams at Rose Hill Gym at 7:00 PM.



RIVERDALE, NY (NOVEMBER 29, 2002) – The Manhattan College men's lacrosse head coach, Tim McIntee announced the early signing class of 2003.

There are seven players that will be joining the 2002 MAAC Champions next year. Chris Oppito (West Babylon, NY), Jason Hoover (Baldwin, NY), Jeremy Marrano (Southside, NY), Christian Schaefers (Bergen Catholic, NJ), Kyle Serbay (Walter Panas, NY), Brian Murray (Bergen Catholic, NJ) and Josh Baker (Centereach, NY) will all be looking to make contributions next year.

Last season Manhattan finished with an 11-6 overall record including a record-breaking 7-0 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Manhattan also won its first-ever regular season MAAC Championship and MAAC Tournament Championship, earning the MAAC'S first automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The Jaspers kick off the 2003 season on Saturday, February 22, when they head to Colorado to take on the University of Denver at 1:30 PM.


Lauren Belcher Leads Team With 18 Kills

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 27, 2002) – Despite Lauren Belcher (Huntington Beach, CA) totaling 18 kills, the Manhattan College volleyball team lost three games to one to Temple University at McGonigle Hall this evening. The game results were 14-30, 30-24, 28-30 and 22-30.

The Lady Jaspers fall to 30-3 overall, while the Owls advance to 26-6 overall.

Manhattan got off to a slow start in the first game losing 14-30 before they would fight back to win the second game 30-28. In the second game, after six ties a block by Belcher and Bridgett Geddes (Escondido, CA) would be the turning point for the Lady J's to take a 10-9 lead. Belcher dominated the court with six of her 18 kills for the win. In the third game, Temple remained within two points of Manhattan until errors plagued the Lady Jaspers. Minutes later another block by Belcher and Geddes brought the team to a 27-26 lead, but a kill by Yamit Haba helped the Owls win 30-28. Temple took a seven point lead in the final game before Manhattan pushed back to come within two points of the Owls; however, Temple would go on to win 30-22.

GoedeleLuka' Van Cauteren (Oetingen, Belgium) recorded her ninth triple-double of the season with 10 kills, 15 assists and 15 digs. Senior Amy O'Dorisio (San Diego, CA) had 12 kills and nine digs, while freshman Marija ‘Maggie' Pfeifer (Liberty, MO) led the team in blocks with six. Belcher and Geddes also totaled five blocks apiece for the night.

After earning an automatic berth in the 2002 NCAA Tournament, both Manhattan and Temple will learn who they will face on Sunday, December 1st as it is announced on ESPN NEWS at 9:00 PM.



NORFOLK, VA (NOVEMBER 26, 2002) - The Lady Jaspers outscored Norfolk State by 11 points in the second half to win its first game of the season 66-54.

Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) provided a huge lift in the second half. Kilkenny scored 16 of her 17 points in the final 20 minutes. She scored eight consecutive points during one stretch.

The Lady Jaspers (1-1) were able to put the 2002 MEAC Champions and NCAA qualifier, Spartans, away when they exploded for a 15-2 run to take a 60-46 lead.

Rosalee Mason (London, England) was clutch as well, scoring 10 of her 16 points in the second half. Mason also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Manhattan led by one point at the half, 28-27. Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) drained three three-pointers to lead the offensive charge. Donnette "Shorty" Reed (Syracuse, NY) provided a spark off the bench scoring six points in the first 20 minutes.

Toyelle Wilson (Voorhees, NJ) converted a lay-up and free throw to tie the game at 15. Wilson finished the game with nine points and three rebounds.

Head coach Sal Buscaglia was pleased with the victory.

"I am really happy that we were able to go into a tough environment and win against a team like Norfolk who plays extremely well at home," said Buscaglia.

The Lady Jaspers return to action on Saturday, November 30, when they play Delaware at 2:00 PM in their home opener.


Four Jaspers Score In Double Figures in Season-Opener

WHITE PLAINS, NY (November 25, 2002) – Junior Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a game-high 25 points on 10-19 shooting to lead the Manhattan Jaspers to a season-opening 77-62 win over Sacred Heart University in the first game of a doubleheader at the Westchester County Center. Manhattan is now 1-0 on the season while the Pioneers even their record at 1-1.

Manhattan made its run early and never looked back, opening up a commanding 31-6 lead midway through the first half. Seven different Jaspers contributed to the scoring in the first half, led by 15 from Flores and 10 from junior Jason Benton (New Haven, CT). Manhattan shot a torrid 61.8% from the field in the first 20 minutes, compared to 33.3% by Sacred Heart, and led 46-25 at the break.

The Pioneers mounted a formidable comeback in the second half, but the 21-point Jasper lead at halftime was too hmuch to overcome. Manhattan continued to pour it on, maintaining at least a 20-point lead for most of the half.

Flores, the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, led four Jaspers in double figures, as Benton and senior Justin Jackette (Valhalla, NY) each finished with 16 points apiece. Senior Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) chipped in 11 points and six rebounds in the victory. The Pioneers were led by Donnell King's 16 points off the bench.

Manhattan returns to action on Friday, November 29, when it hosts Loyola in the home and MAAC opener for the Jaspers in Draddy Gym. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM.




[Sports from the News or Web]

Colleen Mullen (right) drives past Manhattan's Tiffany Schettig during UNH's season-opening win on Friday.

Staff photo by Carrie Niland

UNH wins with defense

By Mike Zhe

DURHAM - Nothing takes the edge off a tough night like a chilled Manhattan.

The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team served up a pleasant concoction to the 402 fans who attended its season opener at Lundholm Gym Friday night, rallying from six points down at halftime to defeat Manhattan College, 47-43.

The Lady Jaspers, who compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, made only one field goal during the first 13 minutes of the second half, missing 22 of their first 23 shots.

"I thought our defense played a part in that," UNH coach Sue Johnson said. "We disrupted them and didn’t let them get into a flow."

Aubrey Danen (11 points) hit the shot that put UNH ahead for good, a 3-pointer that snapped a 41-41 tie with just over a minute left. The trey was her third of the game.

On a night when defense trumped offense, Danen and guard Geneva Livingston led the Wildcats with 11 points each. Center Maren Matthias had 10, but had to work for every one of them.

Even without the style points, the ’Cats will take the win. Manhattan had beaten them, 70-54, in the second game of last season and returned four starters from a team that ended up going 18-11.

"I give New Hampshire a lot of credit," Manhattan coach Sal Buscaglia said. "We beat ’em by (16) on our home court last year. Basically, they have the same team and, basically, we have the same team."

The Wildcats feel they can improve on last year’s 16-13 mark. But Friday’s game looked to be in delicate shape after they made just 7-of-26 shots in the first half and saw the 6-foot-3 Matthias stymied by the extra attention she was receiving underneath.

"What we saw tonight is what we’re going to see all season," Johnson said. "One player on the ball and four players on the blocks."

Trailing 25-19, Danen opened the second half with a 3-pointer. Along with loosening up the Jaspers’ defense, it seemed to energize the ’Cats.

The shot kicked off an 11-2 run, and UNH was able to take its first lead since the opening minutes when Matthias got free inside for a layup that made it 28-27.

On the other end, Manhattan was in the process of going ice cold. Leading scorer Rosalee Mason finished with 11 points on just 4-of-18 shooting, and guard Tiffany Schettig, who’d knocked down three of her six 3-point attempts in the first half, missed all eight of the shots she took in the second.

"Unbelievable," Buscaglia said. "Just very poor shooting. Actually, I think it’s a bit kind when you say it’s ‘poor’ shooting."

UNH’s lead got as large as six when point guard Colleen Mullen beat her defender off the dribble and stuck a jumper, but some sloppy play (20 turnovers) let the Jaspers hang around.

They scored five straight points and tied the game 41-41 on Christine Bach’s jumper with just under two minutes left.

On the next possession, Danen, a fifth-year senior who is battling back from a third surgery on her shin, got the ball with the shot clock winding down and hit the night’s biggest shot, a 3-pointer from the top of the key.

"You just have to really think positive," Danen said, "go into every possession thinking you’re going to make the shot if it comes to you."

The Jaspers had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but an errant pass was picked off by Lindsay Adams, who drained one of the ensuing foul shots to ice it.

No style points for the ’Cats. But no loss either.

"This is a very good team we beat tonight," Johnson said. "I’m very pleased with this win."

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HEADLINE: NCAA Game Summary - Wagner at NC-Greensboro; (Tuesday, November 19th)

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Wagner,  which is  a founding member of the NIT along with Manhattan College, Saint John's, Fordham and New York University, competed in its second preseason classic.

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Manhattan College freshman Ashley Davis (Naperville North) led the defense with 10 digs in a three-game sweep of Rider on Nov. 1. The win improved the Jaspers to 24-2.

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November 24, 2002, Sunday SPORTS FINAL EDITION




One indication of how far Manhattan has come the past few seasons is the sound of silence that envelops the Jaspers basketball office. The phone doesn't ring nearly as much as it once did.

"When I got here and we were coming off a 5-22 season, everyone was calling because they all wanted to schedule us," Jaspers coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "This summer we put out close to 200 calls to schedule some non-conference teams to come play here and all we got were 'Nos.' No one wants to come here to play us." Who can blame them?

Since his arrival at Manhattan four seasons ago, Gonzalez's teams have compiled a 27-8 home record at cozy Draddy Gymnasium, with the Jaspers winning 19 of their past 20 and 11 of 12 last season.

The Jaspers have become victims of their own success, however, and will play just nine of their 27 games at home.

"Actually, it says a lot about our program," said senior forward Jared Johnson, the only four-year player on the roster. "Now people think twice about playing us."

The Jaspers, the MAAC preseason top pick, lost just one starter from last year's 20-9 NIT team. But it was a big loss - point guard Mugsy Green. If the Jaspers are to meet this season's high expectations - Sports Illustrated had them ranked 44th in the country - freshman guards Jason Wingate and Kenny Minor will have to play older than their years.

And according to both Gonzalez and Johnson, they are quite capable of doing just that.

"They're coming along," Gonzalez said. "I'm very excited about them. Their styles are different: Jason is very solid, steady and Kenny is like a rocket, quick to the lane. It's like having a fastball guy then coming in with a changeup guy.

"Both will be very good," Gonzalez said. "But I can't tell you how much we'll miss Mugsy just yet."

"They're growing up fast," Johnson said. "But that's what we need them to do. I think they're going to do real well."

The Jaspers return MAAC Preseason Player of the Year pick Luis Flores, who averaged 19.4 points last season, his first with the Jaspers. Justin Jackette - "the glue to this team. He gives you a lot of intangibles," Gonzalez said - is also back as is the entire front line of David Holmes, a second-team All-MAAC selection, Jason Benton and Johnson. Charus Moore and 7-0 Romanian import Mihai Enescu will also see lots of action.

Motivation for the Jaspers comes from their sour ending last season when they were bounced from the MAAC playoffs in the first round. It's a sting that hasn't entirely gone away for Johnson, which may be a good thing for Manhattan.

"Since I've been here we've always gone out in the first round," Johnson said.

"But this is my last go round, so I want to win the whole thing and get to the NCAAs. It definitely drives you more."

GRAPHIC: JOHN TRACY Bobby Gonzalez and Manhattan are having a tough time finding teams brave enough to enter Draddy gym.[Jaspers logo]

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HEADLINE: Bulldog earns college offer

SOURCE: Sports Scene Communications

Campbellton Tigers captain Ryan Mockler has become the first player to receive an offer as a result of the first Maritime Junior A Hockey League College Weekend.

Mockler, a third year forward with the Tigers, has received an offer of a full scholarship from Manhattan College, subject to him achieving an acceptable mark on his Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

In confirming the offer, Mockler said he was "excited about it".

"Depending how I do on my SAT, I will either study criminology or business," he said earlier this week.

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[Email 1]

From: john barotti
Subject: Request to be Removed from Distribution List
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 05:36:14 -0500


Please remove me from the distribution list.

Thank you and best of luck to you.  JB.

From: "john.reinke"
Subject: RE: Request to be Removed from Distribution List
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 10:18:49 -0500

Done. Sorry to lose you. Come back soon if you change your mind.

[MCOLDB: 1977 ]



[Email 2]

From: Ed Peitler
Subject: alum
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 06:31:50 -0500

Please pass on this message and my e-mail address  <privacy invoked> to Robert Murphy '70:



Glad to see you're on the list - all too few of us though.  We're (my wife Helen and I) are now residing in South Carolina near Hilton Head where we've been for the past 5 years as part of our pre-retirement plan.  We've downsized our family (two sons grown and living in the DC area) and downsized our lifestyle as well (less demanding but equally as fulfilling jobs).

I work in Savannah during the daytime and have an evening psychotherapy practice in Beaufort SC and also Hilton Head.  In September our son Keith was married in CT (where we lived for 22 years) and three weeks later I was ordained to the diaconate for the Charleston (SC) diocese.

Let's hear from you.  I do remember our days at MC.  You were among the literati.  I still remember my picking you up on ?12 St & 6th to go to MC and remember your mom as well.  Forgiving the cliche, it seems like so long ago but as if it were yesterday.

Give a call and plan to visit if you're ever in the area (843 987-1642)

Ed Peitler

[MCOLDB: 1970 also ]



[Email 3]

From: John Keilly
Subject: Jasper Jottings Networking Profile Sample
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 12:07:58 -0500

Pleases also send subject info to me.  Assume it will also tell me how to "enroll."

John Keilly
BME, 1970

[JR: No enrollment process needed. You send me your networking profile. I'll publish it (that gets it out to the readership)and save it in a directory with anyone else who sends one in. Then, when a new person requests the "package", I’ll send the samples and everyone that I have in the directory.]


[Email 4]

From: Bill O'Connell (1959)
Subject: RE:  jasperjottings2001117.htm
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 12:31:19 -0500


I was just reading the latest JJ and saw the e-mail from Paul Genova.  Paul and I were teammates on the Track team.  Can you suggest to Paul, and others for that matter, that they take advantage of Manhattan's e-mail forwarding service?  If they include this information in the alumni directory it will make it easier to network and contacts folks.

Bill O'Connell

[JR: I believe I have mentioned it. I would suggest that everyone define their address to the service, if for no other reason thean people can "find" you with it. It does "burp" sometime, so it is not IMHO a rock-solid production-quality service. BUT, it is handy as a permanent locator. IF people keep it maintained! Many have set it up pointing to yahoo, hotmail, or provider and then don't keep it from overflowing or forget to readdress it when they change ISPs. In today's job climate, I would think that one would always want to be "reachable" for when opportunity knocks.]



[Email 5]

Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 18:42:56 -0500
From: Richard U. Kaufmann
Subject: Another Jasper

Hi John,

Tom Torio class of '68 would like to be part of Jasper Jottings.

His email address is <privacy invoked> .

Please ask him to join JJ.


Rich Kaufmann Prep 64 MC '68

[JR: <1> He's on. And, thanks for finding him for us. <2> And we know that 1968 Jaspers were an exceptionally fine lot!]



[Email 6]

Subject: Re:  jasperjottings2001117.htm
From: Thomas Yurcisin (1997)
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 09:09:59 -0500

John -

I think Anthony Monaco (see weddings) is class of '98.




Tom Yurcisin
Ernst & Young
Global Financial Services
New York, NY 10036

[JR: Thanks, I do really depend on the readership to fill in the many 'holes" I find. ]



[Email 7]

Subject: Event Listing
From: K. Rood
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 17:50:19 -0500

Hi John! I got your email address from my co-worker at Covenant House, Suzanne Giugliano. She's a fellow alumni and is on your mailing list. Would it be possible to get this upcoming event of ours on your mailing? Thanks so much! See below.

Kerry Rood
Development Associate, Funding & Public Relations
Covenant House
460 West 41st St.
NY, NY 10036
212-330-0582 (v)

[JR: I responded to her from the road that I had already included the announcements in the last issue. (I don't have the text handy.) So hopefully, some extra sales and headcount came her way. For those who might not remember, Covenant House was started by Father Bruce Ritter, from whom I – like most engineers received D's in nine credits of theology. Manhattan students reportedly challenged him in class in response to his assertions about the easy lives they had. Wasn't there; don't know. But, I do know that Covenant House was one of the few charities that I gave to back when I was poor. His disgrace and the Church's actions after that turned me off. But, Manhattan has a connection to Covenant House, and its good works, and I pray for its success.]



[Email 8]

From: Neil O'Sullivan (1990)
Subject: Re: jasperjottings2001103.htm
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 15:56:07 -0500

Hi John,

Congrats and best wishes to Suzanne Giugliano '90 on her recent engagement.

Neil O'Sullivan

[JR: Agreed. We'll have to think up some good jokes for the situation. You know some good-natured ribbing. But, till then, we just have to hope she has all the happiness in the world. And, when the "problems" come as the surely will, and do to everyone, that they are just "little bumps in the road". With the national average of 50%, we have to do our job holding up the "curve". Lord knows I did my part at MC to keep the "curve" reasonable.]



[Email 9]

From: Zaikowski, Jamie
Subject: Email change
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 16:08:33 -0500


Please change my email address on file to <privacy invoked>. I have recently started a new position with Pfizer. Thanks.

Jamie Zaikowski (98)
US Field Compensation Analyst
Pfizer Animal Health Group

[JR: Done and Congrats.]



[Email 10]

From: Mary Feerick-Pople
Subject: "Jasper Jottings Jasper All Material"
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 17:02:01 -0500

Hi John,

Hopefully I'm following your instructions properly.  I want to have access to all of your Jasper materials -- particularly anything to do with Jasper Headhunters.

Enjoy your vacation -- and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Mary Feerick-Pople '78

[JR: Material sent. I am having problems with the "auto" part. But, I hope you find it useful. I am open to adding any Jasper "search consultants" to the list. (I don't think they like "headhunters", or any of the other derogatory terms – body shoppers, <expletive deleted>, etc. etc.). My favorites have all agreed to respond to "my friends". (I am sure they don't know how popular I am.) So please contact them with what they have asked for them to help as best they can. I need them to return my phone calls so please don't bury them. Or burn me my abusing them. They are a resource – a headhunter that will return your communication – a scarce resource.. ]



[Email 11]

From: Robert Kenny
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 22:13:17 -0500
Subject: New Member

Came across an alum who would like to be added to the list, Ed Zagarowitz - <privacy invoked>

Bob Kenny



[JR: <1> Thanks Bob. I have added him and appreciate your finding him for us. <2> I don't have a class for Ed. <3> Bob, is of course, from the fine class of 1968. All of whom were exceptional people.]  



[Email 12]

From: Olejarski, Michael J. (1984)
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 15 October 2002
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 13:07:23 -0500


[JR: Welcome aboard.]



[Email 13]

To: Spacek, Marcy J
Subject: RE:  jasperjottings20021117.htm (slim)
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 23:16:25 -0500


Apparently, your employer is blocking the email distribution into you. I'll try again now, but, I am not anticipating that things have changed.


[JR: Not much I can do when these absurd "controls" drop into place.]





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A Final Thought

November 2002
Gun Control s Twisted Outcome
Restricting firearms has helped make England more crime-ridden than the U.S.
By Joyce Lee Malcolm

Joyce Lee Malcolm, a professor of history at Bentley College and a senior adviser to the MIT Security Studies Program, is the author of Guns and Violence: The English Experience, published in May by Harvard University Press.

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On a June evening two years ago, Dan Rather made many stiff British upper lips quiver by reporting that England had a crime problem and that, apart from murder, "theirs is worse than ours." The response was swift and sharp. "Have a Nice Daydream," The Mirror, a London daily, shot back, reporting: "Britain reacted with fury and disbelief last night to claims by American newsmen that crime and violence are worse here than in the US." But sandwiched between the article s battery of official denials -- "totally misleading," "a huge over-simplification," "astounding and outrageous" -- and a compilation of lurid crimes from "the wild west culture on the other side of the Atlantic where every other car is carrying a gun," The Mirror conceded that the CBS anchorman was correct. Except for murder and rape, it admitted, "Britain has overtaken the US for all major crimes."

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To anyone who thinks that the government has the ability to physically protect them, or even the duty to try, I recommend the book "Dial 911 and Die". The police are only there after the fact to take names, collect "evidence", and tidy up. We would not want the average Joe Citizen Sheep to become upset and possible wake up to the illusion of safety.

The government is not our friend, protector, or savior. All it can do is screw things up. Take any instance you care to look at. Look deeply and you will find expensive mismanaged effort that results in the EXACT opposite of the intention. It really is quite amazing that this human endeavor can produce such results. Even at the race track, the unerringly wrong tout is valuable in telling you who NOT to bet on. So like that tout, when I politician predicts a remedy from a certain course of action, you can bet the ranch that following that politician's prescription will bring about exactly the situation the remedy was to prevent, along with a myriad of unhappy side effects. Bank on it.


And that’s the last word.