Sunday 15 December 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1003 subscribers to the full edition and 6 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


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Teen Science Whizzes Show 'Incredible' Discoveries

Mon Dec 9, 4:59 PM ET  Add Science - Reuters to My Yahoo!

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Farmers could grow more rice and shaky Internet communications could work better some day, thanks to prize-winning discoveries by teen-age scientists showcased at a national science fair on Monday.

High-school scientists from across the United States showed off work in genetics, molecular biology, mathematics and other fields that judges said rose to the professional level.

"It just blows me away. They're all just incredible," said Joel Spencer, a New York University professor who served as a judge at the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

Research done by finalists in the nationwide competition could lead to faster Internet speeds, more effective antibacterial drugs and better energy conservation. One team researched black holes in outer space, while another examined more than 700 fossils to better understand why dinosaurs died out.

Several said they planned to publish their findings in prestigious professional journals.


Juliet Girard and Roshan Prabhu won a $100,000 scholarship for their work identifying genes that help some strains of wild rice flower earlier than their cultivated counterparts.

Drawing on a database that described the genetic makeup of rice, the two Jersey City, New Jersey, students identified two genetic segments that directed wild rice to blossom an average of 10 days earlier than the conventional short-grain rice that feeds much of the world.

Their discovery could allow genetic engineers to develop a new strain that would take less time to reach maturity, allowing farmers to produce more and extending the growing region into colder climates.

"People consider us real scientists, and that's great because we worked so hard," Girard said.

Steven Byrnes of Lexington, Massachusetts, took the top individual prize for his theory describing outcomes in a two-player game called Chomp.


Using a pad and pencil, Byrnes was able to detect patterns among the millions of possible outcomes in the game, an accomplishment that judge Spencer described as "real progress."

Mathematical study of Chomp and other similar games has proven handy in computer communications, potentially allowing cell telephones or other devices to fill in the gaps when a less-than-perfect signal is received.

But Byrnes said any practical application of his work was years away.

"It's forming the basis of a new field of math, and in math you build the theory first," he said of his work. "I'm just really excited about this stuff, because it fits together so beautifully."

Craig Venter, who helped to develop a map of the human genetic code as chief scientist at Celera Genomics (news - web sites) Group, told the finalists that advances in computing power and more teamwork between scientists in different disciplines has led to a climate in which innovation is almost constant.

That sense of discovery and excitement is a marked contrast to the early 1970s, when graduate-school professors told him that nearly everything had been discovered, he said.

"Now it's almost impossible not to discover something," Venter said.

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Boy what a difference from when I went to high school, where my biggest accomplishment was staying out of trouble. Hope that we can all learn from these young people, how the possibilities are endless, and the known world is tiny relative to what we could know.

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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Donohue, Br. James M.



Flanagan, Sr. Dorothy



Morris, Bill



Smith, Rich



Smith, Ronald E.



McEneney, Michael F.



Healy, Br. Gabriel



Thornton, Charles H.



Grebowsky, Joseph M.



Salerno, Frederic V.



Goll, Jack



O'Connor, John



Delaney, Gerard M.



Trizzino, June



O'Connell, Bill



Tuszynski, Bill



Girvan, Brian



Kissane, William J. Jr.



Kissane, William J. Jr.



Gusty, Chris



Reers, Robert



DeVito, Amy



Johnson, Darren J.








Delaney, Gerard M.



DeVito, Amy



Donohue, Br. James M.



Flanagan, Sr. Dorothy



Girvan, Brian



Goll, Jack



Grebowsky, Joseph M.



Gusty, Chris



Healy, Br. Gabriel



Johnson, Darren J.



Kissane, William J. Jr.



Kissane, William J. Jr.



McEneney, Michael F.



Morris, Bill



O'Connell, Bill



O'Connor, John



Reers, Robert



Salerno, Frederic V.



Smith, Rich



Smith, Ronald E.



Thornton, Charles H.



Trizzino, June



Tuszynski, Bill






Copyright 2002 Business Wire, Inc.  
Business Wire
December 9, 2002, Monday
DISTRIBUTION: Business Editors
HEADLINE: F.V. Salerno, Former Verizon CFO, is Named as Chairman of the Board of Lynch Interactive
DATELINE: RYE, N.Y., Dec. 9, 2002

Frederic V. Salerno, the former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), the largest provider of wireless and wireline communications in the U.S., has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lynch Interactive Corporation (ASE:LIC).

Mr. Salerno became a member of the Board of Directors of Lynch Interactive in August.

Mario J. Gabelli, the former Chairman of the Board, was named Vice Chairman and will remain as the Chief Executive Officer of Lynch Interactive. Lynch Interactive, based in Rye, NY, is a diversified holding company engaged in telecommunications, cable TV and broadcasting, personal communications and related wireless services. Part of Mr. Salerno's responsibilities will be assisting in Lynch Interactive's search for a Chief Operating Officer.

"Lynch Interactive is privileged to have a Board that consists of high caliber individuals who are working for the shareholders. We are particularly privileged to have Mr. Salerno take on the role of Chairman," said Paul Evanson, a director of Lynch Interactive and also the President of Florida Power and Light.

Mr. Salerno, a trustee of the New York Inner-City Scholarship Fund and former Chairman of the Archdiocese of New York's Partnership for Quality Education Campaign, joined New York Telephone in 1965. He was named Vice President in 1983 when he managed the divestiture of the firm from the Bell System; and became President and CEO of NY Telephone in 1987.

In the course of his career he served as Vice Chairman of Worldwide Services and Finance and Business Development for NYNEX Corp., and was lead negotiator for three of the largest U.S. mergers: the 1997 merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX; the Bell Atlantic merger with GTE; and the combining of the U.S. Wireless assets of Bell Atlantic and Vodaphone into Verizon Wireless.

Prior to the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger, he was Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of Bell Atlantic.He was a member of the Office of the Chairman, responsible for the company's planning efforts, business development and finance.

A graduate of Manhattan College and Adelphi University where he earned a Masters of Business Administration, Mr. Salerno in 1988 was named chairman by former governor Mario Cuomo of New York's Temporary State Commission on the Distribution of State Aid to Local School Districts. In 1990 he was appointed Chairman of the State University of New York, a post he held until 1996.

He is a member of the American Society of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta, and serves on the New York State International Business Council. In 1999, the National Italian American Foundation gave him its Special Achievement Award for Humanitarian Services.

Mr. Salerno retired from Verizon in September 2002.

Lynch Interactive Corporation is a diversified company with subsidiaries in telecommunications and multimedia, and we actively seek acquisitions, principally in existing business areas. Our World Wide Web address is: .  CONTACT: Lynch Interactive Corporation John Fikre (914) 921-8821 

LOAD-DATE: December 10, 2002 



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



RIVERDALE, N.Y.  --  Karen Nicholson, a resident of Riverdale, New York, and associate professor of education at Manhattan College, was named Lasallian Educator of the Year 2002-2003 during the College’s annual Fall Honors Convocation.

A member of the Manhattan College faculty since 1994, Dr. Nicholson was honored during the ceremony with a citation that read in part, “Your work as an educator of teachers demonstrates you view it as a vocation worthy of a lifelong commitment. You show a caring concern for all of your students while calling for the highest academic standards.”

Dr. Nicholson received a bachelor of science from West Virginia State College, a master of arts from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.



RIVERDALE, N.Y.  --  Winsome Downie, a resident of Montebello, New York, and assistant professor of government and director of the urban affairs program at Manhattan College, was named Lasallian Educator of the Year 2002-2003 during the College’s annual Fall Honors Convocation.

 A member of the Manhattan College faculty since 1978, Dr. Downie was honored during the ceremony with a citation that read in part, “Your friendly, warm demeanor and caring concern for students are clearly exhibited in your work as teacher, advisor, mentor and role model.”

Dr. Downie received a bachelor of arts degree from Barnard College and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University.



RIVERDALE, N.Y. ---  Riverdale, New York, resident Margo Adgie, a graduate environmental engineering student at Manhattan College, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM). 

Ms. Adgie was honored at the IHMM National Conference where she gave a platform presentation on her research entitled, “Development of a Biofilm Biobarrier: Evaluation of Activity and Effect on Hydraulic Conductivity of Porous Media.”  Ms. Adgie’s coauthors on the paper were Drs. Robin Gerlach and Al Cunningham from the Center of Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University and Robert Sharp, associate professor of environmental engineering at Manhattan College.






Ronald E. Smith, Esquire

Ronald E. Smith began his higher education at LaSalle College in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1961. Upon receiving his B.A. in English, he then went on to post graduate studies at Manhattan College, Georgetown University, and American University where he received his M.A. in English Literature. Thereafter, Mr. Smith enrolled in George Mason University's School of Law receiving his Juris Doctor in 1980.

Mr. Smith began his legal career in 1979 at the Law Offices of Thomas A. Rothwell. Here, his primary duties included research, liaison and legal writing. His work included, but was not limited to, research in the field of trade regulation, antitrust, and small business, maintaining contacts with various Congressional/Senate offices regarding proposed legislation and drafting federal appellate briefs.

Thereafter, that Mr. Smith went to work for the Reagan-Bush staff. Here, he coordinated the daily campaign activities of the Business for Reagan-Bush Committee. It was his duty to draft and implement campaign strategy as it impacted on the business committee. He also assisted the committee's efforts in contacting and aiding efforts of State Chairpersons and in coordinating efforts of the National Advisory Board for Business.

Mr. Smith subsequently served in the Office of the President-Elect Ronald Reagan, and he assumed a postiton on the National Transportation Safety Board Transition Team. His work for the President-Elect concluded in January of 1981.

From January 1981 to November of 1981, Mr. Smith was an attorney and legal consultant in the field of government relations and real estate development. Since 1982, he has engaged in the private practice of law, eventually forming the partnership Lawrence & Smith, with John S. Lawrence. The current areas of the firm's practice are: Criminal, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Matters, Debt Collection, Social Security Disability and Corporate Law.

Mr. Smith has served as a guest lecturer for the Virginia State Bar Continuing Legal Education Programs teaching attorneys throughout the state. He has also served in the capacity as a guest in the Continuing Legal Education Program of the Fairfax Bar Association.







Bill's background and experience combines a unique blend of business and athletic achievement which serves as a foundation for his "FORMULA FOR SUCCESS".

Bill has held senior executive positions on Wall Street which include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, and International Controllerships.  He is a graduate of Boston College (B.S.) and Manhattan College (MBA International Business) and has lived and worked in over a dozen countries.

As an athlete he has won fame and recognition in Diving, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Tennis, Golf, Boxing, Squash, Racquetball and Triathlons.  Using his motto: "Getting better as you get older," he recently set a World Record by completing 20,100 consecutive sit-ups in 11 1/2 hours to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants terminally ill children their last wish.  He is also an the Board of Directors of this foundation.

Bill has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and covered by USA Today, New York Times and Vogue Magazine.

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Dr. Joseph M. Grebowsky
NASA/GSFC, Code 695
Greenbelt, MD 20771 


Planetary Atmospheres Branch
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


1963 - B.S., Physics, Manhattan College, New York, New York
1965 - M.S., Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1968 - Ph.D., Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


Terrestrial hermosphere/Ionosphere/magnetosphere; physics; radio wave propagation, ion/neutral chemistry, meteoritics and meteoric ionization, planetary ionospheres, Space Shuttle and Space Station Environments, Ion Spectrometry, Lightning.




Brian Girvan


Brian Girvan came to Telesystem-Argo Global Capital from Fidelity Investment's Institutional Brokerage Group, where he was a Division Executive. He also held the position of CFO for Fidelity's Personal Investments and Brokerage Group, as well as for its Institutional Services Division. He previously served as CFO of Affiliated Managers Group and PIMCO Advisors. He began his career at accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Girvan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS (BBA) degree from Manhattan College.

Located in Boston

[MCOLDB: 1977 ] 





Thornton to receive Hoover Medal.(Dr. Charles H. Thornton P.E.)
Real Estate Weekly
Copyright 2002 Gale Group Inc. All rights reserved.
COPYRIGHT 2002 Hagedorn Publication

Dr. Charles H. Thornton, P.E., cochairman of The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc., has been selected to receive the prestigious Hoover Medal at the Honorary Membership Luncheon during the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Annual Convention on Nov. 6 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.

Hoover Medal recipients are selected by representatives from five national engineering societies that comprise the Hoover Medal Board of Award (American Society of Civil Engineers; American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

The Hoover Medal, founded in 1929, was established to recognize distinguished public service by engineers to humanity. Previous Hoover Medal recipients include President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President Jimmy Carter, both engineers.

Thornton has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in civil engineering, marked by numerous technical and humanitarian awards, and highlighted by work on some of the world's most recognizable structures.

His 40 years in the industry is marked not only by professional accomplishments, but by a dedication to community service through his work as chairman and founder of the ACE Mentor Program, a non-profit organization that each year offers guidance and training to 1,800 inner city high schools students in architecture, construction and engineering in 28 cities across the U.S. including: New York; NY; Newark, NJ; Stamford, CT; Chicago, IL; and Washington, DC. In addition, Thornton served as President of the Salvadori Center, which each year educates over 2,000 New York City middle school students in mathematics and science using architectural and engineering principles.

Thornton holds a B.S. degree from Manhattan College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. He has received a number of distinguished honors in his profession including: election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997; named Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999; and awarded Engineering News-Record's Award of Excellence in 2001.

Thornton's professional experience has included the design of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of projects in the U.S. and overseas, ranging from high-rise buildings, hospitals and arenas, to airports, transportation facilities and special structures. Representative projects include: the New York Hospital, New York; United Center (Bulls and Blackhawks arena) and Comiskey Park in Chicago and the Nashville Arena in Nashville.

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December 08. 2002 6:30AM

Weddings, engagements and birth announcements

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Darren Johnson, Franklin-Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Ben O. Franklin III, Gainesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Page Franklin, Macon, Ga., to Darren James Johnson, Macon, son of Constance Johnson, Schenectady, N.Y.

The bride-elect graduated from Oak Hall School and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

The bridegroom-elect graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, N.Y., Manhattan College, New York, and Albany (N.Y.) Law School.

The wedding is planned for May 31.

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[Collector's prayer: And, may perpetual light shine on our fellow departed Jaspers, and all the souls of the faithful departed.]

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


Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company  

The New York Times

December 8, 2002, Sunday, Late Edition - Final

SECTION: Section 1; Page 58; Column 1; Classified

HEADLINE: Paid Notice: Deaths


KISSANE-William J. Jr. Age 48, of Douglaston, New York. Died peacefully at home. Dear son of William and the late Madeleine Kissane. Cherished eldest brother of Carolyn Kane, Robert Kissane, Mary Jean Rindone, Ann Engelhart, Lawrence Kissane, Katie Viola, Thomas Kissane and Melanie Chong. Proud graduate of Manhattan College, '78, and valued employee of Community Counseling Service Co. Inc. (CCS). Survived by 11 admiring nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends and colleagues. In repose at the Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY, Sunday, December 8, 2002, 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass at St. Anastasia R.C. Church, 45-14 245th St., Douglaston, NY, Monday, December 9, 2002, at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, New York 11787.

LOAD-DATE: December 8, 2002  

[Reported As: 1978 ]

[JR: Way too young!]




Copyright 2002 Providence Publications, LLC  
The Providence Journal-Bulletin (Providence, RI)
December 8, 2002, Sunday All Editions
HEADLINE: Obituaries (5 OF 8)

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BROTHER JAMES M. DONOHUE, FSC, 70, a De La Salle Christian Brother, and teacher at La Salle Academy, died Friday in Roger Williams Medical Center.

Born in New York City, he was the son of the late James and Mary (Horan) Donohue.

Brother James received the habit of the Brothers of the Christian Schools at St. Joseph's Institute, Barrytown, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1950.

He earned a degree in physics from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., a master's degree in physics from Brown University, and a master's in theology from Manhattan College.

He taught at La Salle before being assigned to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1964. He returned to La Salle in 1981. He had taught physics, chemistry and religion, and was chairman of the science deparment, and was a religous superior of the Brothers community.

He leaves a sister, Kathleen A. Donohue of the Bronx, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, Academy Avenue. Burial will be in the Christian Brothers Cemetery, Narragansett.

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LOAD-DATE: December 10, 2002 

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Copyright 2002 The Washington Post  
The Washington Post
December 11, 2002, Wednesday, Final Edition
HEADLINE: Again, Washington Looks to Goldman
BYLINE: Ben White, Washington Post Staff Writer

What is it about Goldman Sachs?

Wall Street has been sending its stars to top Washington jobs since the nation's financial and political capitals split in the 18th century. But few firms have done so with the frequency -- and success -- of Goldman, the New York investment bank that remained a private partnership until 1999 and is still viewed as something of a secretive cult by outsiders.

Recent Goldman alums to attain superstar Beltway status include Clinton administration Treasury secretary Robert E. Rubin, a former Goldman co-chairman; Sen. Jon S. Corzine (D-N.J.), a former Goldman chairman; and the current White House deputy chief of staff, Josh Bolten, who was executive director of legal and government affairs in the firm's London office. The line stretches back at least to Goldman legend Sidney J. Weinberg, a former chairman of the firm who advised Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman during World War II. More recently, former chairman John C. Whitehead served as deputy secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan, and Kenneth D. Brody, a major fundraiser for President Bill Clinton, headed the Export-Import Bank.

Current Goldman chairman and chief executive Henry M. Paulson Jr., a veteran of the Defense Department and Richard M. Nixon's White House, is one of Wall Street's highest-profile movers in Washington. He regularly turns up at the Securities and Exchange Commission, weighing in on corporate governance issues.

Now another Goldman veteran, former co-chairman Stephen Friedman, is the leading candidate to succeed Lawrence B. Lindsey as Bush's chief economic adviser.

Other Wall Street firms have produced their own Washington power players, too. But current and former Goldman executives, as well as outside observers, attribute the firm's success in filling a pipeline to the capital to a corporate ethos that encourages top employees to cultivate Washington ties and play a role in major economic and foreign policy debates.

"It absolutely permeated the culture," said Corzine. "It was always expected that anyone who wanted a leadership role at the firm would have more than just economic interests at heart. Most people understood it was good for business but that it was also our responsibility.

Corzine said that during his years at the firm Whitehead, who now heads the effort to redevelop devastated Lower Manhattan, was the strongest voice encouraging engagement with the public sector. "His political views are quite different from mine, but he is the most dedicated public servant I know," Corzine said.

A former top Goldman executive who requested anonymity said the firm's history as a closely held private partnership, in which consensus ruled and big egos were rebuffed, helped produce financial titans capable of seeking the compromises necessary in Washington. "Compared with the traditional corporate structure, Goldman was much less hierarchical, much flatter. You had to prevail by persuasion," the former executive said. Privately, some people close to Goldman say there is less emphasis on public service at the now publicly traded firm.

Manhattan College professor and Wall Street historian Charles R. Geisst and several others said Goldman's reputation for attracting the "best and brightest" young talent on Wall Street produced fabulously wealthy forty- and fifty-year-olds eager to try their hands at government. "You wind up with people who have already put $ 20 [million] or $ 25 million in the bank and are looking for something else to do," Geisst said.

In contrast to the smooth operators from Goldman, some observers noted, was the Washington experience of former Merrill Lynch & Co. chief executive Donald T. Regan, who served as Treasury secretary and chief of staff under President Reagan. Regan critics, who were legion in Washington, said he never adapted to having his word amount to something less than law.

Several Goldman executives said privately that Friedman was likely to thrive in Washington because of the managerial skills he learned at the firm -- skills that some say Lindsey lacked. "He's a very talented manager," one Goldman source said of Friedman. "He's a team player who is very pragmatic, has excellent problem-solving skills and is a strong strategic thinker."

This source also noted that Friedman is a fitness fanatic who works out daily, something that could endear him to the health-conscious president, who travels with a treadmill on Air Force One and recently appeared on the cover of Runner's World magazine.

LOAD-DATE: December 11, 2002 




College's 'warning' removed

Accreditation not in question now


Post staff report

Thomas More College is no longer on "warning" for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The warning issued two years ago was removed Monday by the association, which is the main accrediting body for higher education institutions in the South.

The decision means that accreditation of the Catholic liberal arts college in Crestview Hills is no longer in question.

"I'm ecstatic," said Thomas More President Joseph Lee. "I couldn't be more excited."

Had association officials not been satisfied with the work college officials have done in the past two years to improve strategic planning and finances, the school could have been placed on probation, a step closer to losing accreditation.

"Probation would have been a public relations nightmare for us," said Lee.

"A year ago, our college board formed a committee on strategic planning, with lots of people represented, and the committee went to work full-speed," said Lee. "Strategic planning was the main reason I was hired to be president."

Lee, former vice president for student life at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., became president of Thomas More on June 1, 2001, replacing Rev. William Cleves, who stepped aside to devote more time to teaching and the priesthood.

The new strategic plan includes a goal of increasing full-time students from 800 to 1,000 and increasing overall enrollment from 1,400 to 2,000. The plan also calls for recruitment of a more ethnically diverse student body.

Financially, the college has balanced its budget and is now operating in the black.

"This past year we were $34,000 in the black with our operating budget, whereas the year before we had a half-million dollar operating deficit," said Lee. "We've come a long way.

"We raised the awareness of everybody on campus that making the budget balance is critical. Last spring, we cut 11 positions. It was difficult, but something we had to do."

Lee said that even though the college was on warning status, "our academics were never in question."

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks Thomas More among the top liberal arts colleges in the South.

Publication Date: 12-10-2002




From: Branden Wolner (
Subject: Re: You know you're from the Bronx if...
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Date: 2002-12-11 09:44:28 PST
"Zoolander" <> wrote in message
> Branden Wolner wrote:
> > > I'll buy you a beer at the "Terminal" some time.
> > Is the market still open?
> The "Terminal" was a watering hole next to your subway stop. I guess
> you were too young to check it out.
Thought you were talking about the Terminal Market by the Stadium. I never went to any of the Manhattan College Bars - I'm assuming that's what you're talking about. And if I did stop by, it was on the way home and I was probably too lit to know where I was anyway. We used to go to the West End (which is also next to a #1 stop). When was this "terminal" place around anyway? I moved to San Diego in 1983.
Branden Wolner
UMass Medical School
Worcester, Ma.
Go Yankees! Get 'em next year!
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Go Giants (Parity - LMAO)
Go Rangers - high payroll, shitty team.
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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
12/16/02 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
1/4/03 Saturday M. Basketball   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   12:00 PM
1/5/03 Sunday W. Basketball   Fordham   Bronx, NY   2:00 PM
1/7/03 Tuesday M. Basketball   Siena*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/7/03 Tuesday W. Basketball   Saint Peter's*   Jersey City, NJ   7:30 PM
1/10/03 Friday Track & Field   St. John's/Fordham Invitational   The Armory   10:00 AM
1/10/03 Friday W. Basketball   Siena*   Londonville, NY   6:00 PM
1/10/03 Friday M. Basketball   Niagara*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/11/03 Saturday Track & Field   St. John's Fordham Invitational   The Armory   11:00 AM
1/12/03 Sunday W. Basketball   Marist*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/16/03 Thursday M. Basketball   Rider*   Lawrenceville, NJ   7:30 PM
1/17/03 Friday Track & Field   Manhattan Invitational   HOME   10:00 AM
1/18/03 Saturday Track & Field   Manhattan Invitational   HOME   11:00 AM
1/18/03 Saturday M. Basketball   Saint Peter's*   Jersey City, NJ   4:00 PM
1/19/03 Sunday W. Basketball   Rider*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/21/03 Tuesday M. Basketball   Rider*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/22/03 Wednesday W. Basketball   Fairfield*   Fairfield, CT   7:30 PM
1/23/03 Thursday M. Basketball   Fairfield*   Fairfield, CT   7:30 PM
1/25/03 Saturday Track & Field   Princeton Five Team Invitational   Princeton, NJ   12:00 PM
1/25/03 Saturday W. Basketball   Loyola*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/27/03 Monday M. Basketball   Seton Hall   Continental Airlines Arena   8:00 PM
1/30/03 Thursday W. Basketball   Rider*   Lawrenceville, NJ   7:00 PM
1/31/03 Friday Track & Field   Metropolitan Championships Pentalon/Throws   Draddy Gym   2:00 PM
1/31/03 Friday W. Swimming   Fairfield*   HOME   5:30 PM
1/31/03 Friday M. Basketball   Niagara*   Buffalo, NY   7:00 PM



[Sports from the College]


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (December 11, 2002) – Manhattan College junior setter-hitter Goedele ‘Luka' Van Cauteren (Oetingen, Belgium) received a Mideast Honorable Mention in the 2002 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Women's Volleyball All-Region Teams selection announced today by AVCA officials.

Van Cauteren has already received several awards and honors this post season. She was named the 2002 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, along with being named to the All-MAAC First Team and named the MAAC Tournament's Most Valuable Player.

A starter in every match, Van Cauteren helped the Lady Jaspers to their first NCAA appearance. Although she had an outstanding game totaling 17 kills, 16 assists, nine digs, four blocks and three aces, the MAAC Champions lost a heartbreaking three games to one match to the Temple Owls (28-7), who advanced to the Sweet 16 after upsetting Penn State (25-8) three games to one.

For the year, Van Cauteren led the team in kills with 410 for 3.63 kills per game. She totaled 526 assists, 279 digs, 77 blocks and 49 aces. The computer science major also had nine triple-doubles this season, two against regionally ranked schools, University of Pennsylvania (22-5) and the Owls.

The AVCA honors deserving student-athletes annually by selecting All-Region and All-America teams, highlighted by the selection of the Division I Player of the Year.

Mideast Region
Melissa Brewer Indiana University MB Jr.
Cassie Busse University of Minnesota RS/Opp Jr.
Erin Byrd University of Wisconsin OH Sr.
Paula Gentil University of Minnesota DS/Lib Fr.
Stacey Gordon Ohio State University OH So.
Laura Hageman Ohio University MB Jr.
Erika Lange Northwestern University MB Jr.
Mishka Levy Penn State University MB Sr.
Angela Morley Michigan State University MB Sr.
Morgan Shields University of Wisconsin S Jr.
Cara Smith Penn State University MB Jr.
Lindsey Vander Well University of Minnesota S So.
Region Freshman of the Year: Paula Gentil, Minnesota, DS/Lib

Honorable Mention: Lisa Argabright (Illinois, MB, Jr.), Katie Butts (Ball State, OH, Sr.), Erin Moore (Michigan, MB, Jr.), Camila Olaio (Eastern Michigan, S, Sr.), Sam Tortorello (Penn State, S, Fr.), Goedele Van Cauteren (Manhattan College, S/H, Jr.)



WEST SPINGFIELD, MA (December 9, 2002) – Manhattan College senior All-American Thomas Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) was named Athlete of the Week for the week of December 7th announced today by Trackshark officials.

Freeman threw an automatic qualifying NCAA mark in the weight throw with a toss of 71'06.25" ( 21.80m) at the Princeton New Year's Invitational held last Saturday. The throw also set a meet record in the event as Freeman has an early guaranteed ticket to Arkansas in March. The computer science and finance major finished second in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships last season.

Trackshark, established in November 2002, provides the latest collegiate track and field coverage along with the latest news and interviews in the world of track. also recognizes the top collegiate performances every weekend from across the nation.

The Jaspers will compete in the Fordham Invitational on Friday, December 13th beginning at 4:00 PM before breaking for the winter recess.



RIVERDALE, NY (DECEMBER 9, 2002) – The Manhattan College men's soccer team earned New York Region honors. Senior Frank Gizzo (Mahopac, NY) and Walter Kotchin (North Hanover Township, NJ) were selected to the team.

Gizzo, also named to the All-MAAC First Team, was named to the 2002 NCAA Division I Men's New York Region Third Team. He started all 18 games he played and scored one goal for two points. Kotchin, also a All-MAAC First-Team, All-Rookie Team and MAAC Co-Rookie of the Year selection, was selected on the New York Region Second Team. He scored nine goals and tallied one assist to finish third in the conference in points with 19.



BUFFALO, NY (DECEMBER 8, 2002) - The Manhattan College women's basketball team lost 77-69 to Canisius on Sunday afternoon.

The Lady Jaspers (2-3, 0-2) played well early before hitting a dry spell late in the first half. After taking a 33-24 lead, Manhattan was outscored 11-1 by Canisius (4-3, 1-1) to close the first half.

Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) scored 16 of her 25 points in the first 20 minutes. Freshman Kim Ordille (Ocean City, NJ) provided a spark off the bench, scoring 7-points, including connecting on her first collegiate field goal.

The Golden Griffins opened the second half on a 10-0 run, to extend their run from the first half to 20-1, and took a 44-34 lead.

Manhattan stormed back and closed within four points, but was unable to get any closer.

Daakeia McFadden iced the game for Canisius making all 8 of her free throws in the second half. Jenel Stevens had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Lonnie Brown had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Canisius. Cheri Wittlieb scored 18 points off the bench for the Golden Griffins.

Rosalee Mason (London, England) led the Jaspers with 14 points and 20 rebounds.

The Lady Jaspers return to action on Saturday, December 14, against Binghamton at 2:00 PM at Draddy Gym.



PRINCETON, NJ (December 8, 2002) – Manhattan College track and field junior Karin Larsson (Garphyttan, Sweden) set a new school record in the Pole Vault yesterday at the Princeton New Years Invitational held at the Jadwin Gymnasium. Larsson's leap of 2.90m also qualified her for the Metropolitan Championships. Senior All-American Thomas Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) threw a qualifying NCAA mark to set a new meet record in the Weight Throw with a toss of 21.80m.

In the women's events, sophomore Samantha Griifin (Jersey City, NJ) won first place in the 55m in a dash of 7.20 seconds to qualify for the ECAC Championships. In the 55m Hurdles, sophomore Stephanie Morris (Plainville, MA), who placed fifth with 8.90 seconds, Jana Cagin (Stockholm, Sweden), who ran 8.93 in the preliminaries, freshman Renee Forti (New Windsor, NY), who ran 8.93, and freshman Kathleen Malara (Morgenville, NJ), who ran 9.40, all qualified for the MET. Morris also had a personal best 1.55m in the high jump to qualify for the MET. Sophomore Rachel McGee (Bellport, NY) ran a personal best 1:18.79 in the 500m to qualify for the MET. The women's 4x4 team of senior Stefani Allen (Levittown, PA), McGee, sophomore Teresa Frierson (North Ridgevillle, OH), and junior Michanne Campbell (Mount Vernon, NY) placed second overall with a time of 3:58.48. In the Triple Jump, Campbell was crowned champion with 11.43m, while Larsson placed third with 11.33m to qualify for the MET. In the Shot Put, freshman Marina Liander (Staten Island, NY) placed second with a toss of 12.12m and threw 14.68m in the weight to qualify for the MET, while senior Lauren Primerano (Trenton, NJ) threw 14.17m and Karen Conway (Dundrum, Ireland) threw 12.03m in the weight to qualify for the MET.

Senior Kurt Forsyth (Summit, NJ) captured first place in the 300m at 34.98 seconds. In the 500m, freshman Esteban Oliveras (Trenton, NJ) placed seventh at 1:07.75, while freshman Tyler Raymond (Scotia, NY) placed first in the Mile at 4:18.24. Junior Joseph Van Dyke (Millington, NJ) qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 1000m after placing third in a time of 2:28.93, while freshmen Josh Conklin (Middletown, NY) placed 12th in 2:28.9 and Kerry O'Brian (Middletown, NJ) placed 14th in 2:29.39. In the Triple Jump, Adeniyi Omisore (East Greenwich, RI) not only jumped a personal best 14.87m but also qualified for the IC4A, while senior Elliot Belin (Bronx, NY), who jumped 14.01m, and freshman Paul Henry (Flushing, NY), who jumped 13.62m qualified for the MET. Freshman Michael Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) placed third overall in the weight throw with a mark of 18.01m to qualify for the IC4A with junior Daniel Gazzola (East Greenwich, RI), who threw 17.91m.

The Jaspers will return to action Friday, December 13th when they compete in the Fordham Invitational beginning at 4:00 PM.

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Penn State Women’s Volleyball Pounds Penn, 3-0

Nittany Lions face Temple on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Rec Hall

 University Park, Pa., Dec. 6, 2002 - The Penn State women’s volleyball team downed Penn in three games (30-23, 30-10, 30-26) Friday night in Rec Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions improve to 25-7 while the Quakers end their season at 22-5. Penn State will face Temple in the second round matchup on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. The contest can be heard on the radio on WMAJ 1450 AM or on the web at

“I thought it was a good match for the outside hitters,” said head coach Russ Rose. “I thought our second game we played real well. Overall we controlled our emotions and controlled the ball, and it was a good effort by our group.”

Sophomore Ashley Pederson (Sioux Falls, S.D.) led all players with 16 kills with sophomore Syndie Nadeau (St. Georges, Quebec) posting 12 kills on a .458 hitting percentage, and junior Cara Smith (Lafayette, Ind.) adding nine kills. Junior Erin Iceman (Wooster, Ohio) posted career numbers in three different categories, tying a career-high in kills with seven, setting a career-high in attacks and digs with 15 and 16, respectively.

Freshman libero Kaleena Walters (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) also had a career night for the Lions, tallying 18 digs. The mark is also an individual high for a three-game match this season. Overall, the Lions outdug Penn 64 to 50 while limiting the Quakers to hitting .145. Penn State hit .352 in the match, with 57 kills to Penn’s 31.

Freshman setter Sam Tortorello (Shorewood, Ill.) dished out 48 assists and also had five kills, nine digs and two aces while hitting .571.

Both teams recorded four blocks in the match, with Smith leading the way for the Lions with two.

Game one began with a Nadeau kill, but three straight Quaker kills put the visitors up 3-1. A kill from Pederson evened the score at 5-5 and the teams three times traded points until a Penn kill and three Nittany Lion errors gave the Quakers the 12-9 lead. Penn would extend the margin to 16-12 before a Smith kill got the Lions back on the right track. Another Nadeau kill tied the game at 18-18 and forced a Penn timeout. After the break, Penn State took the lead with a Nadeau kill but Penn quickly answered with a kill of its own to tie the game at 19-19. A Quaker service error allowed the Lions to gain the 20-19 advantage and the momentum. Penn State allowed Penn to score only four more points in the game, taking game one 30-23 on a Quaker ball-handling error. Smith and Pederson led the Lions with four kills each while Walters posted six digs. Penn State outhit Penn .300 to .206 in the game.

The second set began much like the first, with Penn taking the early lead, but the Lions tied the score on a Smith kill and took control of the momentum. Penn State went on an 8-3 run to begin the set, and Penn could not regroup. A Quaker timeout at 18-8 was quickly followed by two Penn State kills. Strong serving by Tortorello allowed the Lions to go on a 7-0 run and make the score 28-9 before junior Jess Hayden (South Laguna Beach, Calif.) ended the game with an ace, 30-10. Pederson posted eight kills on 10 attempts in the set while the Lions allowed Penn to record only six kills as a team. Penn State outhit the Quakers .576 to .029.

The teams traded points to begin the third stanza before the Lions took the 12-10 lead on two Nadeau kills. Penn hovered within three points of the Lions before a Smith kill made the score 22-18. Penn State slowly increased its lead, going up 25-20 on a kill from Iceman. A Pederson kill ended the game, 30-26. Nadeau posted six kills on 10 attempts for Penn State while Iceman added five kills on eight attempts. Both Iceman and Walters posted nine digs in the stanza as Penn State outhit Penn .250 to .184.

Penn State will face Temple on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Owls defeated Manhattan College in four games, (30-32, 30-21, 30-15, 33-31) to advance. Junior outside hitter Xu Yun tallied a match-high 24 kills for Temple as junior Liu Shu added 19. Sophomore Alison Runk dished out 67 assists and junior Yamit Haba led the defense with 17 digs. The victory marks Temple’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win in four appearances.

Penn State has the potential to host NCAA Regionals next weekend if it defeats Temple and South Florida defeats Florida. Both matches are on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Please visit for the most up-to-date information.


Published Friday, December 6, 2002

M. basketball set for MSG matchup


Contributing Reporter


Saturday at noon, the men's basketball team will tip off in New York City to play Manhattan College at a court on the corner of 32nd Street and Seventh Avenue. Its name is Madison Square Garden.

For the first time since 1957, the Bulldogs will play at what many consider to be the Mecca of basketball. In addition to being home of the NBA's New York Knicks, the self-proclaimed "World's Most Famous Arena" has played host to college basketball games since 1934, according to the stadium's website.

"We're just excited about the opportunity to play in the Garden," head coach James Jones said. "It's something that coaches dream about and kids dream about."

Guard Basil Williams '04, a native of the Bronx, said he has been flooded with requests for tickets.

"I've had about 40 or 50 people call me and ask for tickets," he said.

In their last trip to Madison Square Garden 45 years ago, the Elis lost 90-74 to the University of North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. John J. Lee '58, the namesake of Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater, was a member of that team.

Yale hopes its return to the Garden will coincide with a return to the NCAA Tournament this season.

"There have been many great moments that have happened there (at Madison Square Garden), and we're just glad to have a chance to be a part of it," Jones said.

Following the Yale-Manhattan game are two other college basketball contests: Georgia Tech plays Marist at 2 p.m. and St. John's will face Fordham at 4 p.m.

Madison Square Garden is not Manhattan's usual home court. The Jaspers' home court, Draddy Gymnasium, is located in the Bronx on 242nd Street.

But Manhattan is undefeated at Madison Square Garden and is a perfect 3-0 on the season. The Jaspers' first victory was over the Elis' Thursday night victim, Sacred Heart University. On Nov. 25, Manhattan defeated Sacred Heart 77-62; Yale beat Sacred Heart 88-69 yesterday.

Manhattan also handled Loyola 65-53 on Nov. 29 and Fordham 85-57 on Dec. 3.

Like Yale, Manhattan relies heavily on its bench. Eight Jaspers average over 15 minutes a game, and four score in double figures. They are led by 6-foot-2 guard Luis Flores, who averages 22 points per game.

"They are a great team," Jones said of the Jaspers. "They play hard, they are well coached and they've got great athletes."

The Bulldogs might need to battle a case of the nerves, as well. The Garden seats 19,763, representing by far the largest arena Yale will visit this season.

But despite being a lifetime Knicks fan, Williams said he would only be nervous until tip-off.

"Once you get on the court, it's just basketball," Williams said. "It doesn't matter how many people are watching."

Williams said playing at Oklahoma State's 13,611-seat Gallagher-Iba Arena in the team's season-opener tested the Bulldogs' ability to stay focused. Oklahoma State's arena is considered by many one of the toughest places to play in the nation.

"I don't think there will be any distractions at all," Williams said.


Copyright 2002 Daily News, L.P.  

Daily News (New York)

December 4, 2002, Wednesday SPORTS FINAL EDITION




Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez took a look at David Holmes' numbers on the stat sheet and just shook his head.

"His line is ridiculous," Gonzalez said. "Twenty-four points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes. I don't know if I could ask him to play any better than that." For the first eight minutes or so of the second half, no one on the floor played better than Holmes as the junior forward scored 16 of his game-high total to help the Jaspers blow open a close game. Manhattan used the surge to race past Fordham, 85-57, last night in the annual Battle of the Bronx at Rose Hill Gym.

The victory gives Manhattan (3-0) a 48-47 lead in the series which dates back to the 1911-12 season.

"He was a force, a warrior," Gonzalez said. "When he has his game face on he's a tough guy to match up against. A tough, tough guy."

After a first half in which he played just six minutes due to early foul trouble, Holmes came out in the second half and dominated almost from the start.

He opened the half by nailing a three-pointer, added a pair of jumpers minutes later and continued his exploits as Fordham got further and further in Manhattan's rear-view mirror. By the time Holmes sank a pair of free throws with 12:35 to play, the Jaspers were up, 60-33, and the young Rams (1-4) were well on their way to their fourth straight loss.

"In the first half we didn't play Jaspers basketball," Holmes said. "But my teammates did a good job of getting me into a groove."

And Fordham had no answer for Holmes, or Luis Flores for that matter, as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year finished with 22.

Fordham coach Bob Hill tried to be realistic about how the Rams' season may unfold.

"I'm not sure where to start," Hill said. "All the guys playing except for Michael (Haynes, 12 points) and Mark (Jarrell-Wright, 14 points) don't have a lot of experience. We'll have games like this all season long. We're going to make freshman mistakes all year long. We're young. This is on me."

The Rams have four freshmen, five sophomores and three juniors on their roster.

Young opponent or not, Holmes and the rest of the Jaspers weren't about to ease up on the Rams last night.

"We wanted to prove to Fordham that we're the king of New York," Holmes said. Iona 87, Wagner 81 Steve Smith scored 28 points to lead the host Gaels (4-1).

Dedrick Dye and Jermaine Hall each had 22 points for the Seahawks (2-2).

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[Email 1]

From: John Reinke
To: Jack Goll
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: Please add me to your Jasper-Jottings email distribution list

> I think I am sending it?

From: jack goll
To: John Reinke
Subject: Re: Please add me to your Jasper-Jottings email distribution list
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 21:50:16 -0500

I have 2 homes. You have been sending it to my Pequannock NJ home via Earthlink. I am spending 95%  of my time in Fairfax VA & would like to have it sent to VA as well.

If necessary, you may remove <privacy invoked>

[JR: No problem, what one more set of electrons. I was just confused. The hardest thing -- after finding the class year, cut 'n' pasting it, and or typing it correctly – is keeping addresses straight. And, adjusting the count of actual "receivers".]



[Email 2]

To: Gerard M. Delaney
Subject: Re: Any Jaspers hidden in this list that I should invite to jottings?
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 18:54:47 +0000From: Gerard M. Delaney

That's one reason to use BCC. To keep "spammers" like me at bay!

Happy season of peace, maybe?



From: Gerard M. Delaney
Subject: Re: Any Jaspers hidden in this list that I should invite to jottings?
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 18:54:47 +0000


The only Jaspers on the list are John O'Connor (74) and June Trizzino (CMSV 75). Who are both receiving Jottings already.

Gerard '75S


From: Gerard M. Delaney
Subject: Re: Any Jaspers hidden in this list that I should invite to jottings?
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 19:50:08 +0000


At least you ask before harvesting the organs.



Gerard M. Delaney '75S

[JR: :-) A polite spammer am I! ]



[Email 3]

Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 17:14:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Amy DeVito
Subject: jasper jottings

please add me to the jasper jottings email list

amy devito

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[Email 4]

From: Smith, Rich
To: John Reinke (1968)
Subject: RE:  jasperjottings20021208.htm
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 23:31:11 -0500

Please remove Bill Tuszynski's e-mail address from your list.  Thank you

[JR: Sure done if you don't think Bill won't mind.]



[Email 5]

From: Gusty, Chris
Subject: RE: http: jasperjottings20021208.htm
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 08:07:46 -0600

Please change my e-mail address from <privacy invoked>  to<privacy invoked>.  Thanks.  CG '82

[JR: Done. Job change? ]



[Email 6]

From: Bill O'Connell (1976)
Subject: Strategy Leaders
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 21:28:09 -0500

This article came out today in the Westchester County Business Journal.  I will be brining the services of this firm to Long Island.

Bill O'Connell


Vol. 42, No. 49
Dec. 9, 2002

Out of the trenches
Local firm maps growth plan

Strategy Leaders wants to help take businesses to the next level. Clockwise from left: William R. O Connell, consultant; Andi Gray, president; Lynette Olivo, business development; and Luisa Granda, manager.

Business Journal photo by ELIZABETH HLOTYAK

If you ask Bob Heiss, he would say the money he paid to Strategy Leaders was his most fruitful business spending ever.

Including my college education, it s the best money I ever spent, said Heiss, a partner at Harrison consulting firm S&R Associates. And, I am very sincere about that.

Heiss is talking about the services he received from Strategy Leaders, a business coaching and consulting firm in Chappaqua.

Although Heiss was confident in his and his partner s abilities to deliver the company s services, he knew he could use some help to handle finances, human resources and overall operations of S & R.

We were typical entrepreneurs, he said. We were good at what we do, but we needed some help in running the business.

Strategy Leaders, www.strategyleaders. com, is the brainchild of president Andi Gray, who started the firm based on her work and research while attending Columbia University s executive MBA program.

Gray s experience includes nearly 20 years in business development, sales and marketing. She has worked for several corporate heavy hitters, such as Xerox Corp., American Express Co. and Carlson Cos. Her background spans both manufacturing and service economies.

I found that businesses tend to go through a number of up-and-down cycles. We call them trenches, said Gray. And, what I found was that typically after five big trenches, the businesses were gone.

Since 1995, Gray's company has been helping businesses get out of the trenches through a structured program of meetings, action-oriented reports and real-world plans.

Strategy Leaders meets with a client for 30 sessions over an 18-month period services typically cost $3,000 a month.

The meetings cover both strategy and tactics, and every area of a business is reviewed to identify problems to provide a set of solutions.

Each month the client gets a report on key issues in finance, sales, operations, marketing and human resources. The reports help understand what it means for a company to perform at the optimal level and what it takes to get there.

Over the life of the engagement, Strategy Leaders builds and implements various plans that fulfill a business owner s vision and take the company to the next level.

People trust us with one of the most precious things in their lives besides their families, said Gray. And that is their businesses.

Before a company can retain Strategy Leaders, it must go through a screening process.

We probably take on 20 to 30 companies a year, said Gray. But we talk to about 1,000 a year. We are very selective. We look for the right client that is in the right situation.

The company s track record is impressive, with clients typically receiving 30 percent to 50 percent more revenues and 50 percent to 120 percent more profit after using the services, according to Gray.

Gray is not helping only others to grow. She expects her business to grow 50 percent within the next year. She is seeking to add more A players, as she likes to call them, to her current staff of six.

We don t want to overextend ourselves, she said. But it is critical for us to wait for the right people.

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[JR: Neat and "quiet" advertising. Good luck.]



[Email 7]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Obit
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 14:03:34 -0500

Dear John,

                In case you missed it, Sunday's NY Times (Dec 8) at page 58 carried an Obituary for William J. Kissane, Jr '78. I have it and will send it to you if you need it.

                 The November 2002 Edition of the Catholic New York has 3   items of interest to Jaspers.

                   On page 54 there is a nice article about Brother Gabriel Healy, F.S.C. and his close relationship with the students from the Class of 1954 at Ascension School in Manhattan.

                    On page 64 there is a picture and a brief article on the Dedication of "Tom and Mary Alice O'Mally Library" which was held October 5th.

                     On page 70, there is an extensive Obituary for Sister Dorothy Flanagan. C.N.D. which states that she was a graduate of Manhattan with a Masters from Fordham.

                        Again, if you need these articles I will get them to you.

                                 Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA

[JR: I caught the times but not the cny stuff. Please capture it if you can.]



[Email 8]

From: Reers, Robert (1987)
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on December 8, 2002
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 12:04:53 -0500


Looks good.


[JR: Hope you like it. ]





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A Final Thought

Monday, 9 December 2002

"Belleville inspectors and armed police officers show up without search warrants to check for occupancy code violations, and ticket people who don't let them in -- a practice experts say is unconstitutional. ... Most residents give their permission to come in, although reluctantly, and those who don't usually are charged. Sometimes they simply walk in. Jim Reese said he was standing in his kitchen when he heard a noise at 7 a.m. and found a housing inspector and police officer standing in his living room.

" 'I wanted to know who walked in without permission,' he said. 'They didn't answer me. They just started walking through the place.' "

--Belleville News-Democrat
   (Sun, Dec. 08, 2002)

What people fail to realize is that there is now a third economic force at work. Marx argued about Labor. Mills argues about Capital. Who will present the argument that Regulation now demands a seat at the table. In the revolutionary war, our forefathers fought because of the excessive involvement on the King's "agents". (It's in the DofI, look it up.) Do we so lightly surrender our rights?

Remember the Zenger trial the next time you are on a jury. You have the duty to acquit should the law be bad, the actions of the state be bad, or you just feel that you want to send a message. That assumes you can get thru the current jury stacking practice of asking you all sorts of questions.

I guarantee that you won't be bothered with jury duty once you register as a Libertarian. I guarantee you won't be placed on a jury if you don't mindlessly follow the "instructions". Be a patriot! Demand accountability from the State.

But don't ever admit that you have ever heard the phrase "jury nullification", even if you do watch "the practice".