Sunday 02 Febuary 2003

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1,024 subscribers to the full edition and 5 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

Tu, Feb 4 – MCLAC (Latino Alumni Club) 6:30 PM
              @ Manhattan College
              RSVP BY JANUARY 28, 2003 to 718.543.5500

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

Su, Mar 9 -Jasper Alumni in SSW Florida, annual Brunch
              11:30 AM at Pelican Landing Clubhouse , Bonita Springs ,FL

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
                  Mad River Bar @1442 Third Ave.

Th Jul. 24 '03 - MC Young Alumni Happy Hour
                  Mad River Bar @1442 Third Ave.

The arm is extra sore and prevents me putting together all the bells and whistles.


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


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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Mealey, William



Murphy, Michael



Wallace, William



McEneney, Michael F.



Buckley, Robert M.



Harold, John



Giovanni, Glenn



Reilly, Kevin



Slevin, John



Kirley, Gene



Phoenix, Justin



Mulligan, Robert F.



Vincent, Richard A.











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Mr. Robert F. Mulligan (1998)

Robert Mulligan holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Manhattan College, NY and a M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. Under the direction of Dr. Peter Kofinas, he investigated the synthesis and characterization on inorganic nanostructures for sensor applications using self-assembled block copolymers as templates. He has presented research at both the Materials Research Society and the American Chemical Society. Rob has also worked at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and National Starch and Chemical Company. His publications include; "Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanostructures Templated by Self-Assembled Block Copolymers", R.F. Mulligan, A. Iliadis, and P. Kofinas. Rob specializes in materials selection, synthesis and processing. He is highly interested in developing polymers for high-technology applications.

Baltimore, MD 21227





William Wallace, OP
Historian and Philosopher of Science:
An Interview

 Editor: Tell us something about your own background, especially in how you got interested in science and St. Thomas' philosophy of nature.

William Wallace: My interest in science came from my undergraduate work in electrical engineering, from my war experience, particularly my research at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, and from my post-war entry in the Dominican Order, during the early years of which I took an MS in Physics at Catholic University. Seven years of study in the order (three years of philosophy and four of theology) explain my competence in Thomism. When it came to specializing, I opted to work on the interface between philosophy and theology and modern science and technology. That explains why I have worked extensively on Thomas's philosophy of nature as well as its foundations in Aristotle's Physics.

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Birth: May 11, 1918, in New York City, New York, of William A. Wallace and Louise C. Teufel; U.S. citizen

Degrees, Academic: Manhattan College, New York, B.E.E., 1940; The Catholic University of America, M.S. (Physics), 1952; Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., S.T.B., 1952; S.T.L., 1954; University of Freiburg, Switzerland, Ph.D. (Philosophy), 1959; Th.D. (Theology), 1962. Honorary: Providence College, Providence, RI, D.Sc. 1973; Molloy College, New York, NY, D.Litt. 1974; Manhattan College, New York, NY, L.H.D. 1975; Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, L.H.D. 1986. 

Military Service: U.S. Navy, Ensign to Lieutenant Commander, 1941-1946; research at Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1941-1942; operations officer, Pacific Ocean Area, 1943-1945, staff of Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C., 1946; decorated Legion of Merit.

Dominican Order: Entered Novitiate of St. Joseph's Province, Springfield, KY, July 1946; professed: simple vows, August 1947; solemn vows, August 1950; ordained to the priesthood, June 4, 1953; received faculties, 1954.

Lector of Sacred Theology (S.T.Lr.), 1954; Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), 1967.

Academic Appointments: Lector in Philosophy, Dominican Houses of Studies in Springfield, Ky., and Dover, Mass., 1954-1962; Lecturer in Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 1963-1965 and 1968-1970; Regent of Studies, Master of Theology, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., 1967-1970; Professor of Philosophy and History of Science, The Catholic University of America, 1970-1988; Emeritus, 1988-date; Senior Fellow, Folger Institute, Washington, D.C., 1975-1976; Visiting Professor, West Virginia University, Spring 1980; Visiting Professor, University of Padua, 1983-1984; Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science (CHPS), 1988-present, Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty of Philosophy as of 10-31-91.

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Justin Phoenix  #7 Forward 
Sheffield Sharks


Born:  29/9/73 ; Williamston, New Jersey
College: Manhattan College


Championship: Runner Up - 1999-2000
Other: South Jersey Major College Player of the Year (1995-96) ;
Manhattan College MVP (1995-96)

Clubs: Birmingham Bullets (1999- ); Korea (1997) ; Leicester Riders (1996-97)




TITLE: Principal 


EDUCATION: Master of Science, Management, 1979 Manhattan College
B.E.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1974 Manhattan College






Copyright 2003 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
January 23, 2003, Thursday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

When Michael Murphy is buried in his NYPD dress blues this morning, a sergeant's badge will be pinned to his chest - a promotion he received just three days before he died of cancer.

The 34-year-old officer had longed to rise in the department but was sidelined in September by a rare form of skin cancer. He died on Monday. At Friday's NYPD Medal Day ceremony, Mayor Bloomberg was approached by union officials who told him of Murphy's wish.

Hours later, the phone rang at Murphy's parents' house in Pearl River, N.Y.

"Is this Sgt. Murphy?" Mayor Bloomberg asked.

"No," the cop answered. "It's Police Officer Murphy."

"No," Bloomberg insisted. "From now on you're Sgt. Murphy. You were just promoted."

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly overrode red tape, and even assigned Murphy a new badge number: 1246.

"It makes me feel good, knowing my brother got what he wanted," Murphy's brother, Sgt. Chuck Murphy, a cop in the 49th Precinct, said last night. "At least he died knowing he made a mark on the world, he made a difference. He worked hard and he helped a lot of people."

A Manhattan College graduate, Murphy joined the NYPD in 1997 and was assigned to the 48th Precinct before joining the Bronx Task Force.

In his time on the force, Murphy made 92 arrests and earned 11 medals - including a commendation for disarming an emotionally disturbed man who was about to stab his 15-year-old daughter with an ice pick.

Murphy also was among the first cops on the scene at the World Trade Center attacks, and was ushering civilians to safety when the towers fell. "He was a very impressive young man," said Kelly. "He was an excellent cop and he liked the job."

Murphy died early Monday surrounded by his parents, Charles and Patricia; his brothers, Chuck, and Brian, a city firefighter, and two sisters, Susan and Mary Elizabeth.

"He said his goodbyes, and we were all there. We're a really strong family," Chuck Murphy said. "Being made sergeant . . . that made his day."

GRAPHIC: Michael Murphy

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From: Jim & Carol Falls (1967)
Subject: birth announcement
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 02:27:33 -0800

Dear John:  We would like to inform you that we have a new grandchild in our family.  On January 21, 2003, our daughter Debbie (Falls) Miller gave birth to a baby girl "KENSLEY PAIGE MILLER" weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz. and 20 ¾ inches long.  This makes #7 grandchild for Jim & Carol Falls. Jim is a 1967 graduate of Manhattan College.  Thanks for keeping all of us so well informed!




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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.


From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Obits
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 23:10:36 -0500

Dear John,

            In today's Journal News (1/26/03) there are two obituary's for Manhattan Grads. The first is for Donald O'Shea '54 Bus and the second is for Richard J. Keane '44 BEE. I do not have the paper as yet, but I thought that you might be able to chase them down. If you have a problem, let me know.

             May they rest in Peace.
                           Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA



[MC in the News]


Copyright 2003 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
January 26, 2003, Sunday SPORTS FINAL EDITION
HEADLINE: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Manhattan College saluted on its 150th

An uptown college got a downtown salute last week as Manhattan College celebrated its 150th year.

Three Manhattan landmarks - the Empire State Building, the MetLife Tower and Con Edison's corporate headquarters - honored the Bronx institution Thursday night by lighting up in green and white, the school colors.

Earlier that day, the college's president, Brother Thomas Scanlan, rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. And that evening, the school held its De La Salle Medal Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. Mayor Bloomberg signed a proclamation honoring the school's sesquicentennial, and even President Bush sent the college a letter of congratulation.

Thursday's gala dinner honored distinguished alumnus Eugene McGrath, chairman and CEO of Con Edison. It also served as the launching of a $150 million campaign for scholarship funding and campus construction.

"During this anniversary year, above all we celebrate three elements of the Manhattan experience," Scanlan told the Waldorf audience. "First is our Lasallian Catholic Heritage: We nurture the faith and values of each student and challenge each one to develop his/her personal and professional code of ethics. In an America rocked by corporate scandals and in a world scarred by terrorism, this central, identifying commitment is as important as ever.

"Second, we celebrate the extraordinary level of teaching excellence by our competent and caring faculty, steeped in scholarship and concerned for each individual student. This is the heart of the Manhattan educational experience and the basis of our excellent reputation. And, third, we take great pride in the remarkable record of achievement and service scripted in nearly every field by our alumni."

Also on hand at the dinner and the bell-ringing was perhaps the school's most famous alumnus - former Mayor Rudy Giuliani - who said that he owes a debt to the school that he can never fully repay.

Distinguished alumni

Though a small school with only 3,000 students, Manhattan College prides itself on its list of distinguished alumni. It has produced two New York City mayors, Giuliani and Hugh Grant (1889-92); two Catholic cardinals, New York Archbishop Patrick Cardinal Hayes and Chicago Archbishop George Cardinal Mundelein, and one Major League Cardinal, former St. Louis pitcher Robert Chlupsa.

It also graduated best-selling authors James Patterson and Peter Quinn, as well as Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

The college was established in 1853 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a teaching order founded by the 17th century educational pioneer St. John Baptist De La Salle.

De La Salle promoted the revolutionary idea of educating all boys, not only those of the nobility. He developed high schools and trade schools, originated the idea of dividing students into grades and established the first-ever teachers' school.

From its inception, Manhattan College was unique. While most colleges at the time emphasized classical languages and literature at the expense of mathematics and the sciences, Manhattan College gave equal weight to both. The college soon gained renown for its excellent engineering department.

In keeping with De La Salle's egalitarian vision, Manhattan College also put particular emphasis on welcoming first-generation college students and established scholarship funds for minority students as early as 1938. Today, approximately 30% of the student body are from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds, and 46% are women.

GRAPHIC: BOTUMROATH LEBUN CAMPUS LIFE Tom McNeil, 20, and Pamela Courtney, 20, are juniors at Manhattan College in Riverdale. Distinguished alums during the school's 150 years include former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

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Copyright 2003 Union Leader Corp.  

The Union Leader (Manchester NH)

January 24, 2003 Friday SOUTH EDITION


HEADLINE: Windham-Pelham co-op school proposed

BYLINE: By JANINE E. GILBERTSON Union Leader Correspondent

PELHAM -- A committee studying the space needs for Pelham High School made an preliminary recommendation at Wednesday night's school board meeting that Windham and Pelham build a cooperative high school.

Superintendent Ray Raudonis said representatives from the Pelham High School Facilities Needs Committee indicated that at this point, forming a cooperative high school with neighboring Windham is their top recommendation.

Windham high schoolers currently attend Salem High School, but the two towns recently decided to dissolve their agreement, leaving Windham with no place to send their high school students as of 2008. With costs of a new high school estimated at more than $10 million and no town-owned land available for the building, Windham is searching for solutions to its high school needs and so far, building a cooperative with Pelham has gained much attention.

Pelham is faced with evaluating space needs for their high school and some residents welcome the idea of sharing the costs of building a new high school with Windham.-----

Superintendent search

Raudonis, who is retiring at the end of this school year, said the school board has narrowed the field for his replacement to three candidates.

Judy Moody, the school district's human resources manager, said the three finalists each have considerable skills and experiences.

Dr. Elaine Cutler, an assistant superintendent for elementary education and student services in Seminole, Fla., is one of the candidates being considered for the position.

Cutler holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Salem State College and a doctorate in education.

Cutler began her career as an elementary school teacher in Lynn, Mass., and has also been an assistant principal, principal and director of elementary education before assuming her current position.

Francine Fullum is also being considered for the position.

Fullum, of Manchester, has been the superintendent for the Wilton-Lyndeborough cooperative school district since 1994.

She has graduate and undergraduate degrees from Boston College as well as a certificate of advanced studies.

Fullum has also served as a special education director, a learning disabilities specialist and has taught both special education and regular education classrooms.

William Mealey, of Plaistow, is director of secondary curriculum instruction and assessment for the Timberlane School District.

He began his career in Goshen, N.Y. in 1970 after receiving a bachelor's degree in history from Manhattan College.

Mealey came to the Timberlane School District in 1978 as a history teacher and in 1985 became the chair of the social studies department. Mealey was an assistant principal for the Timberlane district for six years and holds a master's degree in American history from Fordham University and a master's degree in administration from Rivier College.

"The board will have to an interesting and important opportunity to determine the best fit for our situation," Moody said.

A decision on who will replace Raudonis is expected to be announced by Feb. 3, Moody said.

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

Actual jobs at MC are at: 

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


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

Date Day Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
2/2/03 Sunday W. Basketball   Iona*   New Rochelle, NY   2:00 PM
2/2/03 Sunday M. Basketball   Cansius*   Buffalo, NY   4:00 PM
2/6/03 Thursday W. Basketball   Niagara* (DH)   HOME   5:30 PM
2/6/03 Thursday M. Basketball   Marist* (DH)   HOME   7:30 PM
2/7/03 Friday Track & Field   Nebraska Invitational   Lincoln, NE   11:00 AM
2/7/03 Friday Track & Field   Millrose Games   Draddy Gym/Madison Square Garden   6:00 PM 
2/8/03 Saturday Track & Field   Mid West Nebraska Invitational   Lincoln, NE   11:00 AM
2/8/03 Saturday W. Basketball   Canisius* (DH)   HOME   1:00 PM
2/8/03 Saturday W. Swimming   Saint Peter's*   HOME   1:30 PM
2/8/03 Saturday M. Basketball   Canisius* (DH)   HOME   4:00 PM
2/13/03 Thursday W. Basketball   Fairfield* (DH)   HOME   5:30 PM
2/13/03 Thursday M. Basketball   Fairfield* (DH)   HOME   7:30 PM
2/14/03 Friday Track & Field   Armory Collegiate   The Armory   10:00 AM
2/15/03 Saturday Track & Field   Armory Collegiate   The Armory   10:00 AM
2/15/03 Saturday W. Swimming   St. Joseph's   HOME   1:30 PM
2/16/03 Sunday W. Basketball   Loyola*   Baltimore, MD   2:00 PM
2/16/03 Sunday M. Basketball   Iona*   New Rochelle, NY   4:00 PM
2/19/03 Wednesday W. Swimming   MAAC Championships   Baltimore, MD   TBA 
2/20/03 Thursday W. Swimming   MAAC Championships   Baltimore, MD   TBA 
2/21/03 Friday W. Swimming   MAAC Championships   Baltimore, MD   TBA 
2/21/03 Friday W. Basketball   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   7:00 PM
2/22/03 Saturday W. Swimming   MAAC Championships   Baltimore, MD   TBA 
2/22/03 Saturday Track & Field   MAAC Indoor Championship   HOME   10:00 AM
2/22/03 Saturday Baseball   Elon (DH)   Elon College, NC   12:00 PM
2/22/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   Denver   Denver, CO   1:30 PM
2/23/03 Sunday M. Lacrosse   Air Force   Denver, CO   11:00 AM
2/23/03 Sunday Baseball   Elon   Elon College, NC   12:00 PM
2/23/03 Sunday M. Basketball   Loyola*   Trenton, NJ (Sov. Bank Arena)   4:00 PM
2/25/03 Tuesday W. Basketball   Siena*   HOME   7:00 PM
2/26/03 Wednesday M. Lacrosse   Rutgers   Piscataway, NJ   3:00 PM
2/27/03 Thursday W. Lacrosse   Lehigh   Away   4:00 PM
2/27/03 Thursday M. Basketball   Siena*   Albany, NY   7:00 PM
2/28/03 Friday Baseball   New Orleans   New Orleans, LA   6:00 PM
2/28/03 Friday W. Basketball   Saint Peter's*   HOME   7:00 PM


[Sports from the College]


Luis Flores Scores 1,000th Career Point

NIAGARA, NY (January 31, 2003) - Junior Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a game-high 25 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead the Manhattan Jaspers to a 71-65 victory over host Niagara Friday evening at the Gallagher Center.

Manhattan has now won 12 games in a row and improves to 16-3 overall and 9-1 in the MAAC, while Niagara falls to 9-9 and 5-4 in the league. The 12 consecutive victories ties the third-longest winning streak in school history.

With a pair of free throws late in the first half, Flores became the 27th Jasper men's basketball player to score 1000 career points. Flores accomplished this feat in only 48 games, which is believed to be the fastest pace in school history.

Manhattan broke a 10-game losing streak versus Buffalo schools Niagara and Canisius with the victory. The last time Manhattan beat Niagara at the Gallagher Center was back in 1996-97 (75-58).

The Jaspers will go for their first sweep over both Buffalo schools since 1994-95 on Sunday afternoon when they take on Canisius at 4:00 PM. Sunday's game will be televised by MSG Network.



LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (JANUARY 30, 2003) - The Manhattan College women's basketball team won its seventh consecutive game despite an accident with the team bus prior to the game. The Lady Jaspers (10-8, 7-2) defeated Rider (6-11, 1-7) 74-69 on Thursday evening at Alumni Gym.

"Even though the trip did not start out that well, I am very happy and proud of how the players stepped up," said head coach Sal Buscaglia.

Manhattan also overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to spring board themselves to a 7-2 conference record. The Lady Jaspers trailed 48-39, but exploded on an 18-4 run to take a 57-52 lead.

After a Toyelle Wilson (Voorhees, NJ) missed free throw, Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) grabbed the rebound and scored on the put-back. Wilson provided numerous hustling plays including lunging for a loose-ball near the Rider bench and was able to pass the ball to a teammate before stepping out of bounds.

The lineup of Christine Bach (Floral Park, NY), Donnette "Shorty" Reed (Syracuse, NY), Rosalee Mason (London, England), Wilson and Walters provided hard-nosed defense that catapulted the Lady Jaspers to the lead. Overall the Lady Jaspers had 15 steals and forced 24 Rider turnovers.

Mason led the team with 23 points and 15 rebounds. She also added five assists, three blocks and six steals as she went head-to-head with Rider forward Leanne Moore. Moore finished the game with 17 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks. Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) scored 11 points and drained three three-pointers. Schettig is now on top of the Manhattan all-time three-point list, with 216 made. Walters and Wilson both chipped in 10 points.

After Rider guard Becky Hower drained a deep three-pointer to close the gap to three, 72-69, with 14 seconds left, Wilson iced the game with two free-throws to give Manhattan a 74-69 victory.

The first half featured 11 lead changes and eight ties as both teams fought to stay in front. Manhattan shot 41.1% while Rider shot 35.8% from the floor for the game.

The Lady Jaspers look to make it eight consecutive victories on Sunday, February 2, when they take on Iona at 2:00 PM.



Men's Track & Field Team Tied for 19th Place in Rankings

RIVERDALE, NY (January 30, 2003) – Six time All-American Thomas Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) is currently ranked first in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Standings and ranked second in the world in the 35lb weight throw according to the NCAA and International Association of Athletics Federation officials.

The senior finance and computer information systems major leads the NCAA with a mark of 21.80m (71'06 1/4"), which he threw in December at the Princeton Invitational. This mark also placed him first in the world for little over a month until American thrower John McEwen tossed 22.20m on January 18th. Freeman holds both the Manhattan College and American Collegiate records in the weight throw with a mark of 23.19m, which he threw last year at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

In other track and field news, the men's team is currently tied for 19th place in the Trackwire 25 Division I Weekly Rankings. Indiana, Texas A&M, UCLA, Washington and Nebraska all share 10 points with the Jaspers. Besides #9 Villanova, Manhattan is the only school in the Northeast to make the rankings.

The Jaspers will compete against Nebraska, along with top ranked squads such as Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas State, Washington State and others, next Saturday, February 8th as the Huskers host the adidas Classic held at the Devaney Center Track in Lincoln, NE beginning at 2pm.

All Jaspers who qualified for the Metropolitan Indoor Championships will begin competition tomorrow, January 31st in the weight events held at Draddy Gymnasium and on Saturday, February 1st in the races held at the Armory in New York City.



Luis Flores Scores 29 as Manhattan Wins 11th Straight

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 27, 2003) – Junior Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored 29 points and added a team-high eight rebounds to lead the Manhattan Jaspers to a 74-70 victory over the host Seton Hall Pirates at the Continental Airlines Arena Monday evening.

Manhattan has now won 11 straight games and improves to 15-3 while Seton Hall drops to 7-9. Manhattan's 11-game winning streak is the fourth-longest in NCAA Division I this season.

The Jaspers played a solid first half, and built a 12-point lead midway through the period. The Jaspers held the Pirates scoreless over a stretch of nearly six minutes before a layup by Andre Barrett snapped the drought. That basket ignited a 10-1 run by Seton Hall as they closed to within three (23-20) with 5:39 remaining, but that would be the closest they'd get as Manhattan kept the Pirates at bay and led by eight (36-28) at halftime.

The second half was a seesaw battle which featured eight ties and nine lead changes. For all but a few seconds of the final seven minutes, the contest remained a one-possession game. The pivotal sequence came after Seton Hall used its final timeout at the 1:11 mark. Flores dribbled around the defenders and went strong to the hoop but was called for an offensive foul. At the other end, a jumper by Barrett was off the mark and Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) came down with the rebound. Johnson got the ball ahead to Mike Konovelchick (Litchfield, NH) who got a layup to go and drew a foul. Konovelchick missed the free throw but Flores emerged with the offensive rebound and immediately called timeout. After the timeout, Jason Wingate (New York, NY) fired a perfect inbounds pass under the hoop to a wide-open Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) who scored the uncontested layup to give Manhattan a five-point edge (72-67) with 24 seconds remaining. Two desperation three-point attempts at the other end by Barrett rimmed out and a pair of free throws by Holmes sealed the victory for the Jaspers in the closing seconds.

Flores, this week's MAAC Player of the Week, led all scorers with 29 points and is now just six points away from becoming the 27th Manhattan men's basketball player to tally 1,000 points. Johnson finished with 15 points while Holmes chipped in 10.

Manhattan travels to Buffalo this weekend to take on Niagara on Friday at 7:00 PM and Canisius on Sunday at 4:00 PM.



EDISON, NJ (January 27, 2003) – Junior guard Luis Flores (New York, NY) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for the week ending January 26, conference officials announced today. The selection was Flores' fifth of the season and the third in as many weeks.

Flores averaged 28.0 points in two MAAC wins for Manhattan last week. In the Jaspers' 75-61 win over Rider, Flores chipped in 12 points and four offensive rebounds. Then two days later, Flores had the most spectacular shooting day of his career, making 13-18 shots from the field and 16 free throws for a career-high 44 points. The 44 points was the second-highest single game total in a MAAC game ever. He continues to lead the team and is second in the conference with a 23.6 scoring average. In addition, Flores is only 35 points shy of becoming the 27th men's basketball player to score 1,000 points at Manhattan.

Manhattan (14-3, 8-1) returns to action this evening against Seton Hall (7-8) at Continental Airlines Arena at 8:00 PM.




[Sports from the News or Web]

WSU ready to take its show off Broadway
Wichita Eagle (KS)
(c) Copyright 2003, Wichita Eagle. All Rights Reserved.

   By next season, Wichita State expects to be primed for a road win over a good nonconference opponent.

   The Shockers also want to give point guard Fridge Holman, who will be a senior, a bit of a homecoming.

   They hope to accomplish both with their new home-and-home conract with Manhattan College.

   No, not Manhattan, Kan. The Catholic school in the Bronx.

   Yes, Manhattan is Division I. And this ain't Chicago State, folks. Manhattan is 14-3 and has won 10 straight going into Monday's game against Seton Hall. It entered the weekend 95th in the Ratings Percentage Index.

   All of which is exciting news for Holman, a Brooklyn native whose junior season was halted by a broken foot in November.

   "We wanted to get Fridge back home," WSU coach Mark Turgeon said. "It'll be fun. New York is the best. I love that place. It'll be a great trip. And they're a good team. It's a good RPI game for us."

   First, the Shockers will have to find a way to stop Manhattan star guard Luis Flores, who scored 44 points against Fairfield on Thursday night and will be a senior next season. And they'll have to figure out a way to win in cozy Draddy Gymnasium, where Manhattan has won 24 of its last 25.

   "We can never get anybody to play here," Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "My guess is it's going to be extremely hard for them to win here, and it's going to be extremely hard for us to win there. We're looking forward to it."

   It'll be WSU's first game in the New York City area since losing to Saint Peters on Feb. 12, 1991, at East Rutherford, N.J.

   Manhattan, which was 20-9 and qualified for the NIT last spring, will play in Koch Arena during the 2004-05 season.

   Fun fact: Manhattan's mascot is the Jasper, named after a former priest and faculty member whom the school claims invented baseball's seventh-inning stretch.

   The others, so far -- Alas, the rest of WSU's nonconference opponents aren't nearly as interesting yet. The Shockers have home games with Tulsa, Oral Roberts and Northwestern State, and play at Kansas State. Three or four more opponents will be added.

   No news on the Shockers' first opponent in Koch Arena. While Tulsa seems a logical choice, the Golden Hurricane will have trouble squeezing the game in that early in the season.

   So far, Turgeon's only criteria for that first opponent is that it's a team the Shockers have a chance to beat.

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New York Post
Copyright (c) 2003, N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.


  All eyes were on Jearl Miles-Clark at the New York Armory yesterday as she tried to break the world and/or national record in the 500 meters.

  They should have been on junior Natasha Hastings of Manhattan's A. Phillip Randolph High.

  In her first performance at the New Balance Games and her first-ever 500- meter race, Hastings won with a time of 1:11:84, breaking the national high school record of 1:12:05 that was set by Tasha Downing of Boston Tech in 1987. Miles-Clark finished in 1:11:24 almost three seconds above the national record time run by her sister-in-law, Joetta Clark, in 1988.

  "I came here to win and break some records but I didn't," said Miles-Clark. "I expected to run faster than that." Clark, who was in attendance, attributed her sister-in-law's finish to outside factors. Miles-Clark only recently finished her outdoor season and was competing in just her second indoor meet. She had also undergone a move from Florida to Tennessee.

  "She's not as fit as she normally would be, but she still wanted to try it," said Clark, who retired after the 2000 Olympics. "I think if this race was in two weeks or so, it'd be different."

  Hastings also entered the race unprepared. She didn't find out she was competing until Monday, and had to rush to the Armory from Queens, where she was taking her SAT's yesterday morning.

  "As far as I'm concerned under perfect conditions, I figure she can do a little better," said Randolph coach Phyllis Anderson.

  One factor that worked in Hastings' favor was her status as the only high school runner in the race. Despite setting a high school record, she only finished fourth. She was, however, able to pace herself against some of the top runners in the world.

  "We tried to keep that a secret [that I was the only high school runner] because we didn't want any outside pressure," said Hastings. "But they [the other runners] definitely pulled me around the track, so it was beneficial being in the race with them."

  Aliann Pompey of Guyana, who set the national collegiate record at 1:09:23 in 2000 while at Manhattan College, won the race in 1:10:06.

  Due to her disappointing finish, Miles-Clark said she will consider returning to New York for the Armory College Invitational on Feb. 15.


Copyright 2003 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
January 24, 2003, Friday SPORTS FINAL EDITION SECTION: SPORTS; Pg. 112

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Bobby Gonzalez could only shake his head and smile.

"That was one of the most spectacular performances I've ever seen in my 18 years around college basketball," the Manhattan coach said. He was speaking of Luis Flores, who last night just may have cemented his case as the city's top player.

Flores scorched Fairfield for a career-high 44 points, including 26 in the first half, as Manhattan claimed a 93-86 victory over the Stags last night before 5,251 at the Arena at Harbor Yards.

The victory - the Jaspers' 10th straight - moved Manhattan (14-3, 8-1 MAAC) into first place in the MAAC. Fairfield, which came in unbeaten in conference play, slipped to second place at 7-1.

"He's just an unbelievably efficient player," Gonzalez said. "To score 44 points and take just 18 shots."

Flores, whose previous high was the 38 points he dropped on Niagara two weeks ago, finished 13-of-18 from the field and 16-of-18 from the foul line, and added a pair of three-pointers for good measure.

Flores, who went into last night's game off a season-low 12 points in a win over Rider Tuesday night, said he wasn't trying to light up Fairfield last night. But once his teammates saw that it had the makings of a special night for the Jaspers junior, the ball just seemed to find Flores all evening.

"The freshman guards are learning," Flores said, trying to hide his grin.

The game was tied 51-51 at the break as both teams shot better than 65% in the first half. Then Manhattan began a rally that looked like it would end all drama early in the second half.

With Flores and Jared Johnson (20 points, six rebounds) doing the bulk of the work on the offensive end, the Jaspers jumped out to a 72-61 lead with 12:01 to play. Fairfield was staggered but recovered, and with DeWitt Maxwell scoring 12 of his 15 points in a six-minute span, the Stags rallied to trim the deficit to 83-82 with 3:47 to play.

But as had been the case all night, Fairfield could do little to stop Flores.

After a free throw by Jason Wingate made it 84-82, Flores completed a three-point play for some breathing room, then dished a perfect feed to Dave Holmes for a layup. Flores' free throw with 47.2 seconds left made it 90-82 and sealed the victory. Fairfield's final shot - an airball - fittingly landed in Flores' hands as time ran out.

"Whoever didn't see this game missed an unbelievable college basketball game," Gonzalez said.

They also missed a magical performance by one of its finest players.

LOAD-DATE: January 24, 2003 





[Email 1]

Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 23 Dec 02
From: Richard A. Vincent (1999)
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 19:00:27 -0600


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Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 08:42:22 EST
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Please change my email address for the jaspers jottings from <privacy invoked> to my personal email which is <privacy invoked>.


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[Email 3]

From: Kevin Reilly  '75 
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 09:48:31 EST
Subject: thanks

what a great story  about the ohio Univ ballplayer

Kevin Reilly  '75 

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[Email 4]

From: John Harold
Subject: Re: jasperjottings20030126.htm
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 16:59:48 -0500

Thanks for the effort--I enjoy the Jottings!!!

John '64 in Virginia just outside D.C.



[Email 5]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Manhattan in the News
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 23:26:13 -0500

Dear John,

               In case you missed it, today's Daily News (1/26/03) page 1 of the Metro Section has an article headlined "BIRTHDAY GREETINGS" with a picture of two Manhattan College Juniors and a story on the College's 150th. Let me know if you have trouble getting it.

                   Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA

PS. Saturday's Family day at the college was a great success. All the children received  Manhattan T-Shirts with the year 20??. There was something for all the children including a Clown who painted faces and made special balloons, Wiffel Ball, Soccer, Races, Foul Shooting, and a Drawing contest with prizes for all. After Lunch there was a Magician who entertained the parents as well as the Children. This was capped by a Lady Jasper Basketball. (Our younger grand daughter fell asleep after lunch so we missed the game). I encourage all our Alums with young children and Grandchildren not to miss next years Family Day.




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From: Kirley, Gene
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:05:37 -0500


Please add me to your list. I am a 1990 graduate of Manhattan and I would love to hear about fellow Jaspers. Keep up the good work!

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 08:44:37 -0500
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My son LT Timothy J. Buckley, RPI 1998 Navy ROTC wants to get in touch with Frank B. Ingulli MC 1994 who was with him as the Supply Officer on USS Seawolf last year. The Online Directory has him as "L" (Lost). Frank is believed to live upstate New York, working at a nuclear power station.  My son has been deployed by the Commander, US Atlantic Fleet as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group in support of the Gloal War on Terrorism.  My son's email is <privacy invoked> .  Thank you.  Robert M. Buckley MC 1961 BCE.





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A Final Thought

=== begin quote ===

Libertarians applaud Senate vote to strip funding for Total Information Awareness system

WASHINGTON, DC -- A vote by the Senate on Thursday to block funding for the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness program is a victory for ordinary Americans and a setback for the surveillance state, Libertarians say.

=== end quote ===

It is not often freedom is enhanced. One has to be amazed when it does happen. Liberty is a unique invention of the American experiment. We need more of it, and export it. Everywhere you look real human suffering is cause by government oppressing its own citizens. Let’s roll some more liberty out to ourselves and others.


And that’s the last word.