Sunday 09 Febuary 2003

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1,027 subscribers to the full edition and 6 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

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

Fr, Mar 14 - Washington, DC St. Patrick's Day Luncheon.
             reported by Andrew (1986) Lawler
            Tony Kavanaugh is the event Chair
            RSVP the MC Kit that just came out.

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 still sore and prevents me putting together all the bells and whistles. I have lost one of my most significant information sources. So it's a pretty glum week.


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


The Crew: Pilots with Ph.D.s and soldiers who were scientists, the Columbia astronauts were talented and tough. Portraits of the lost

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Feb. 10 issue —  For 16 days they were up there, right above our heads—operating complex machinery, tending exotic experiments, pushing up against the boundaries of human experience. Yet how many of us took even a moment to marvel at Columbia’s mission, or the men and women who bravely carried it out?

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I would quibble with the word "tragedy". I reserve that word for little children with incurable diseases, people dieing of starvation because of their government, 911 and the WTC. Here were good people, taking a risk for all of us. In this case, the dice came up 7. I can't be sure that private enterprise would do better, but, I am always suspect of when the government runs anything. That doesn't detract from the bravery of people who do hard risky jobs for all our benefits. I hope we all acquit ourselves well when our time comes. At least they were living their dreams.

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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Enterprise Software Veteran Tom Ryan Joins Kintana As Senior Vice President, Global Sales.

PR Newswire
PRNewswire SUNNYVALE, Calif. Feb. 4

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ - Kintana, Inc., creator of the first enterprise software application for information technology (IT), announced today that Tom Ryan has joined the company as senior vice president, global sales. Ryan, a veteran enterprise software sales leader who brings 18 years of high technology experience to Kintana, assumes overall responsibility for the company's worldwide sales efforts. Ryan will be based at Kintana headquarters in Sunnyvale, reporting to CEO Bryan Plug.

"Tom is a proven team builder and motivator, with the right skills and experience to lead the expansion of our sales team as we grow to meet demand from companies looking for higher performance IT," said Plug. "We're confident Tom will help us accelerate Kintana's growth. We're delighted he's on board."

"Kintana is the clear leader in the breakout software category of IT governance and execution, with applications that deliver tremendous value to more than 300 customers. That's why the company is both profitable and growing," said Ryan. "I'm extremely excited to be joining such a standout organization."

Ryan brings extensive enterprise software sales experience to Kintana. He served as senior vice president, Americas sales at Manugistics Group, Inc., a leading supplier of supply chain management and pricing optimization software and service solutions. He grew software and services revenues to more than $200 million annually, leading a sales organization that spanned multiple vertical industries. Manugistics acquired Talus Solutions, where Ryan was senior vice president of sales. At Talus, Ryan built and managed a sales operation focused on rapid global growth and market expansion. Ryan has also served as senior vice president of worldwide field operations for Zaplet, Inc., vice president of North American regional sales for Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and has held various sales and engineering positions at Parker Hannifin Corp., and Grumman Aerospace. Ryan received his bachelor's of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and studied for a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at New York Polytechnic University.

About Kintana

Kintana is an enterprise software company focused on CIOs' top concerns: reducing information technology (IT) costs, aligning IT with business strategy, and delivering higher quality IT services faster. Kintana's enterprise application for IT provides real-time dashboard visibility, best-practice process automation and end-to-end control, transforming the business of IT. Kintana applications cover all aspects of IT governance and execution: demand management, portfolio management, program management, project management, time management, and change management. The privately held company, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, currently serves more than 300 customers, including Cisco, Credit Suisse, Ford, and GE. For more information on Kintana and its products, visit, or call 1-877-KINTANA.

CONTACT: Rick Laubscher of Kintana, Inc., +1-408-543-4434, or

Web site:

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

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WHAT:  A new tradition begins at Manhattan College with the All Faith Service for Peace.  The Service will bring together leaders of several faith communities, students, faculty, staff and friends with a wish and prayer for peace.  The Service will also recognize that we must work for justice in our lives each day: through our studying, teaching and administrative service and life together in community.  As Pope Paul VI noted: “If you wish peace, you must work for justice.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 6th at 7pm

WHERE:  Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College

Manhattan College Parkway at W. 242nd Street and Broadway

PARTICIPANTS: Bronx Islamic Center
Congregation Tehillah, Bronx, NY
Manhattan College Campus Ministry Department
Manhattan College Singers
Manhattan College Peace Studies Program
St. Augustine’s School Gospel Choir, Bronx, NY
St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY

CONTACT: Heidi W. Giovine, public information officer Manhattan College (718)862-7232



RIVERDALE, N.Y. -- Manhattan College’s sesquicentennial celebration continues with the symposium Corporate Social Responsibility: American Capitalism and the Global Marketplace on Thursday, February 20 at 7pm in Smith Auditorium.  The symposium will focus on the ethical issues of globalization, in particular the responsibility of American corporations to their transnational operations. Admission is free.

The panelists for the symposium include Dr. Stuart Gilman, president of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C.; Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., president emeritus of Georgetown University; John Paluszek, senior counsel at Ketchum; Gavin Power, communications director at the UN Global Compact; and Larry Zicklin, chairman of the board of Neuberger Berman, an investment advisory company in New York City.

Manhattan College believes there is much to gain by examining the relevance of its intellectual tradition to 21st century life. So throughout the 2002-2003 academic year, Manhattan  College  is  bringing to its Riverdale, New  York, campus an impressive array of special guest speakers – thought leaders in such fields as religious studies, education, engineering and the arts.

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street, near Broadway, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Reservations for the symposium, Corporate Social Responsibility: American Capitalism and the Global Marketplace, can be made by calling (718)862-7402 or by visiting the Manhattan College Web site at



Rudolph W. Giuliani September 11th Endowed Scholarship Fund Established

RIVERDALE, N.Y.  --  In celebration of Manhattan College’s 150th anniversary, the College is publicly announcing Advancing Manhattan: The Sesquicentennial Campaign.  Committed to raising $150 million in five years, Advancing Manhattan is the most ambitious development program in the College’s history and reflects both the College’s strategic priorities and aspirations as a Lasallian institution of higher learning in the 21st century.

Manhattan College kicked off its Sesquicentennial Capital Campaign and recognized leadership gift donors of $100,000 or more who have already committed to helping the College meet its fund-raising goal at a reception prior to the 2003 De La Salle Medal Dinner on Thursday, January 23. More than $50 million already has been raised through leadership gifts.

The campaign objectives of Advancing Manhattan include the “Lasallian Tradition Endowment” ($2.5 million), “Support for Endowed Chairs and Professorships” ($15 million), “Support for Faculty Development” ($5 million), “Expanding Student Scholarship Endowment” ($50 million), “The Rudolph W. Giuliani September 11th Endowed Scholarship Fund”  ($2.5 million),  “Providing a New Residence and Student Activity Facility” ($35 million), “New Information Technology Investments” ($20 million) and “Campus Renovation and Facility Upgrading” ($14 million).

The “Rudolph W. Giuliani September 11th Endowed Scholarship Fund” will establish a special memorial scholarship fund for the children of alumni who perished in the attack on the World Trade Center.  The fund also will provide aid to current Manhattan students who lost a parent as a result of this act of terrorism.  The fund is named in honor of former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a member of the class of 1965, who played such a prominent and effective leadership role in responding to the tragedy and its aftermath.

The Lasallian Tradition Endowment” will provide funding for the College’s new Office of Mission that works to maintain and promote the distinctive academic and societal mission of Manhattan College with particular attention to its Catholic and Lasallian identity and culture.  This initiative will ensure that the College will continue to thrive as a Lasallian, Catholic and independent institution of higher learning.

The Lasallian principles upon which Manhattan College was founded; tradition of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice, are still in place 150 years later.  The campaign objectives of “Support for  Endowed  Chairs  and  Professorships  and  Support for Faculty Development” will help the College support and build upon its most valuable resource, its faculty and ensure that the Lasallian tradition of excellence in teaching remains a core part of the College’s mission.

The funds for the “New Information Technology Investments” and “Campus Renovation and Facility Upgrading” will allow a full integration of technology into all areas supporting the College’s educational mission as well as  building  on a vibrant, safe and culturally rich campus environment where students, faculty and staff thrive on continuous personal improvement and interaction.

Eighty-five percent of Manhattan College students receive some form of financial aid.  “The Expanding Student Scholarship Endowment” will make certain that financial considerations do not prevent any promising student from considering the College. 

For further information regarding Advancing Manhattan: The Sesquicentennial Campaign, call Michael McMorrow, campaign director, at (718)862-7542.   






Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biochemical Engineering
Department Chair 1982-1987


Charles H. Lochmüller

B.S. '62, Manhattan College; M. Sc. '65, Ph.D. '68, Fordham Univ.; Postdoctoral Fellow '67-'69, Purdue Univ.; Asst. Prof. '69-'74, Assoc. Prof. '74-'78; Prof. '78-, Chairman Department of Chemistry '82-'87, Dir., Center for Biochemical Engineering '91-93, Duke Univ.

Chair, Analytical Division, ACS '82-'83; Elected-Member, Committee of Revision, United States Phamocopeia [1984-88;'89-94;95-2000

Pioneer in Laboratory Robotics Award '86; ACS Award in Chromatography '87; AIC Outstanding N. Carolina Chemist Award '88; Societal Medal Eesti Keemia Selts [Estonian Chemical Society] '97;

Editor-in-Chief, Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry'94--; Fellow, AIC; Fellow Royal Soc. of Chemistry.


Research Interests

Separation Science is the name given to the discipline which attempts to unify, and to develop a sound theoretical basis for, methods which result in the local enrichment of a desired chemical class or a particular member of such a class. It therefore encompasses such seemingly diverse areas as filtration, distillation, extraction, chromatography, electrophoresis, centrifugation, etc. Of these, we are particularly interested in chromatographic methods with especial emphasis on improvement of the understanding of the physico-chemical processes which lead to separation and the entropic processes which tend to reduce the quality of the separation achieved.

[Reported As: 1962 ]





Henry, Theresa

Ph.D. Student, Accounting, Taxation & Business Law

M.B.A. (February 1998), Manhattan College, Finance
B.S. (May 1992), Manhattan College, Accounting




Department of Political Science
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Baruch College

Gerald De Maio (Ph.D., New York University)

Professor Gerald De Maio teaches courses in American Government, American Political Thought, American Conservatism, and Religion and Politics. He has published in Political Science Quarterly, Polity, American Politics Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and the Western Political Quarterly, among others. His previous research has included the empirical analysis and normative implications of approval voting, a profile of the talk radio voter, factors leading to the rejection of the Equal Rights Amendment, the voting behavior of African Americans, and the importance of religion and virtue to the founders of the American Republic. He is currently engaged in a project on the implications of religious fundamentalism to the American political party system. Prof. De Maio lives in Brooklyn.

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Piedmont, CA 94611

I have managed development engineering efforts for ten years, successfully bringing impact products to market and often revitalizing deteriorated engineering environments. In addition I have over twenty years of development experience in Software Engineer.

I have been responsible for electrical, mechanical, and software engineering but with a strong software emphasis, and have been extensively involved with sales, marketing, and manufacturing. I also routinely participate in the evolution of corporate planning and strategy. My engineering and business backgrounds enable me to be flexible in my understanding of markets and of the technologies which serve them.

I have also had extensive hand-on Engineering experience in C++, Java, and Visual Basic on Unix, Solaris, NT, and all versions of Windows.

Manhattan College

BS in Mathematics with a minor in Physics
Dean's Honor List
Managing Editor, The UnderCurrent

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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: Mike McEneney
Subject: Joe Collins
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 13:23:48 -0500

Dear John,

                To follow up on the death of Joseph Collins '53, there will be a funeral Mass on Wednesday February 5th, 10 AM at St. Alphonso's  Roman Catholic Church in Hopewell, New Jersey. I expect that his sister and some of his children will be there. I will follow-up with more information after the funeral.

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

[JR: Thanks, Mike.]



[MC in the News]


BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Manhattan College saluted on its 150th
New York Daily News

   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.

Caption: 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.




Rudy's Firm Hires Priest Under Probe
By Stephanie Saul. STAFF WRITER; Staff writer Carol Eisenberg contributed to this story.

  A formerly high-ranking Long Island priest who remains under investigation by his diocese for alleged sexual abuse is working at Giuliani Partners, the Manhattan consulting firm headed by his boyhood friend Rudolph Giuliani.

Less than a year after he was stripped of his right to function as a priest, Msgr. Alan Placa is working as a consultant at the midtown firm, which has landed a number of major corporate and public clients largely on the strength of the former mayor's reputation.

When initially contacted at the offices of Giuliani Partners on Friday, Placa claimed he was merely visiting. But Giuliani spokeswoman Sunny Mindel later confirmed that Placa works there.

"He's a consultant here. He has training as a lawyer, he's bilingual, and he also ran the Catholic health services," Mindel said. The exact arrangement Placa has with Giuliani Partners is unclear, and Mindel would not disclose Placa's salary.

Giuliani and Placa were best friends growing up. Both attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, and Placa presided at the funeral of Giuliani's mother in  September. Because he had been suspended by the Rockville Centre diocese, Placa needed special permission to officiate at Helen Giuliani's Mass.

Placa, 58, formerly served as vice chancellor of the Rockville Centre Diocese but was stripped of his right to function as a priest last year following allegations that he molested two high school students a quarter-century ago. One of Placa's former students at St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale, now a mortgage broker in Albany, has alleged that Placa repeatedly groped him. Another former student has made similar allegations.

The investigation into those allegations continues. A spokeswoman for the diocese, Joanne Novarro, said Friday that an "intervention team" investigating the allegations has not completed its work.

Placa also has been accused of covering up sex abuse allegations by transferring accused priests to other parishes. He has denied any sexual misconduct and has disputed criticism of his stewardship of alleged sex abuse cases.

David Cerulli, a representative of Survivors Network for Those Abused by Priests, a support group, expressed surprise that Giuliani would hire Placa.

"I just think it's strange that Giuliani would put himself in the position of hiring someone with this reputation," he said.

Staff writer Carol Eisenberg contributed to this story.

Photo - Msgr. Alan Placa (photo only NS BD)




Tradition & beyond--groundbreaking technology connects General music with both the future and the past. (Company Profile).

Music Trades
Copyright 2003 Gale Group Inc. All rights reserved. COPYRIGHT 2003 Music Trades Corp.

  Engineering? Think Germany. High-tech? Think Japan. Affordability? Think China. Quality control? Think U.S.A. Many of us associate certain qualities of musical instrument manufacturing, and even certain product categories with particular points of origin. Globalization is beginning to blur those notions, but old expectations die hard. Most of us wouldn't begin to search for a $100 German-made guitar any sooner than we'd go looking for an alphorn made in Omaha.

  For many Americans, whose impressions of European culture come by way of Hollywood, it's easy to expect Italy to be a prime source for, say, accordions. More reasonably, recalling such Italian gifts to Western civilization as opera and some of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, it's also not a stretch for us to imagine fine Italian-made pianofortes and church organs. With numerous plants in Northern Italy's Rimini region and headquartered in San Giovanni, Generalmusic Corp. fulfills these preconceptions admirably with its highly traditional Schulze Pollmann pianos, producing boutique quantities of uprights and grand pianos per year, and its Ahlborn-Galanti classic organs (not to mention the company's origins as an accordion manufacturer). But Generalmusic transcends any such geographic stereotyping by applying unique, state-of-the-art technology to its range of exceptional digital pianos and electronic keyboards under the Gem brand name, and, more remarkably still, to the aforementioned classic organs--in effect honoring centuries-old sonic traditions with advanced math and microchips.

  Generalmusic has remained in the same family since Antonio Galanti began making accordions in 1890. It is currently run by the fourth-generation patriarch, owner and chairman Matteo, and his sons: Daniele, president and CEO; Eugenio, vice-president of purchasing; Raffaele, director; and Guglielmo, Audio Division director. This continuity gives the family a broad perspective on the business, as well a nimble management structure with which to implement new ideas. "Generalmusic Corp. has been established in the USA now for more than 25 years," comments Daniele Galanti. In the past we concentrated on supporting other manufactures and distributors who sold our many products on an OEM basis. Now we are promoting our own products, and with an expanded management team to add further support, our business is growing above projections. We are seeing very positive results from our direct-to-dealer distribution strategy. At this winter NAMM show we will launch some of the most exciting and value-packed instruments we have ever made."

  In 2001 Generalmusic realized its most dramatic technological breakthrough yet with the formal unveling of its proprietary DRAKE technology microchip. An anagram for Dsp-Risc-Advanced-Keyboard-Engine, DRAKE features 32-bit, 50 MIPS internal structure and a totally programmable software architecture. Developed at the company's electronic component factory in Recanati, the DRAKE processor is so powerful that any algorithm, from wavetable to physical modeling, can be implemented in real-time, either in tone generation or in signal processing. DRAKE was first showcased in the Gem Promega 3 stage piano, whose feature highlights include four completely independent and mixable sections (pianos, vintage keys, orchestra/pads, and bass/other), 128 megabytes of stereo/mono sample storage, and an astounding 320-note polyphony. Rather than a complex menu structure, its deceptively retro-styled interface sports buttons, knobs, and sliders that are dedicated to each individual function, making operation highly intuitive and user-friendly.

  The Promega 3 and soon-to-be-shipping Promega 2 are also endowed with a number of the proprietary sound processing algorithms that are found on Gem's acclaimed digital pianos. The patented Damper Physical Model allows the damper pedal to recognize 16 different levels over its range of motion, making even half-pedal effects possible and reproducing the real sound of the strings that are free to vibrate when one or more notes are played with the pedal pressed down. The Natural String Resonance model simulates the vibrations created by unplayed strings when a note is played that stimulates their harmonics. Advanced Release Technology provides a faithful reproduction of the string's harmonic reaction to being damped while already in motion, which occurs whenever a key is released. To create an even more realistic simulation, the sound made by hammers as they strike the strings has been reproduced by separating hammer noise from string vibrations and processing them independently. Other unique features found on Gem's top digital pianos include Sound Board Simulation, a physical model that accurately simulates the acoustic character of a grand piano's sound board, and 3D Transauralizer, an exclusive algorithm that imbues the sound with exceptional depth and sparkling clarity.

  Vice-President/Music Director Gianni Giudici, who has been with Generalmusic for 30 years, distinguishes his company's approach to replicating complex and nuanced sounds from its competitors'. "Our Advanced Release Technology and Natural String Resonance features affect the resonance of particular sympathetic notes," he stresses, "not all notes on the keyboard, like a simplistic reverb."

  Like all of Generalmusic's engineers, Giudici is a stickler for details. He strives to recreate within the digital world the "life" and "breath" of instruments such as grand pianos and classical guitars. These qualities are typically made up of subtle sonic elements that are often overlooked, yet missed when they are absent. For example, in a sampled upright piano, which was included primarily for use by sound designers in the film and television industries, Gem engineers incorporated the barely perceptible sound of the dampers lifting. Attention to such minutia makes for highly complex, multi-layered, and breathtakingly realistic sounds demanding the superior data storage and processing speed provided by DRAKE technology.

  Giudici's willingness to seek out the periphery of musical instruments' sonic character has prompted some amusing requests, such as when someone asked him to recreate the sound a piano fall-board makes as it is being opened. "You have to determine what is essential, to the sound, and take out what is not essential," he says with a smile. "The sound of the fallboard opening is not essential. But the resonance of particular sympathetic notes across the piano's strings when the sustain pedal is depressed, or release of the dampers on the upright piano sound, or the slight squeak of the acoustic guitar strings--those elements are organic to the instruments."

  Generalmusic also has some strong entries in the digital workstation category, including the powerful Genesys line, the first arranger keyboards with a built-in CD-R drive; the competitively priced WK2000HD, with a built-in 2.5" IDE hard-drive containing hundreds of songs, and the WK1 Oriental, many of whose 466 PCM sounds and styles are aimed at the growing market for ethnic sounds originating in the East and Middle East. In general, the company's approach to using technology and the musical results it achieves are distinct in the marketplace. At the Generalmusic dealer meeting held in Italy last June, adjectives frequently associated with Generalmusic keyboard sounds included "natural," "organic," "robust," and "warm."

  Generalmusic began its quest to develop a proprietary microchip in 1986. The investment, and therefore the risk, was enormous, but the instruments that the chip made possible kept the company viable when many dealers looked only eastward for product. Since then, a consistent focus on research and development has kept the company in the game, if not in the highest profile.

  DRAKE technology could substantially improve Generalmusic's visibility. Its development took five alternately agonizing and thrilling years, tapping the considerable talents of Generalmusic's own team of engineers as well as those of academic scientists at the nearby University of Padua and faculty members from M.I.T. and Stanford University in the U.S. Dedication of such resources, especially by a company that is dwarfed by the industry's Japanese giants, is less surprising considering the fact that Matteo Galanti began as an electrical engineer who studied at Manhattan College in New York. Galanti views such investment as critical to survival in a market driven jointly by ever-advancing demands for technological wizardry, sonic nirvana, and, more mundanely, price/performance. Toward that latter goal, Generalmusic anticipates achieving significant savings from DRAKE technology, since its enormous flexibility with software-based sound design will lower development costs for major modifications and upgrades, ultimately making Generalmusic products more cost-competitive.

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[JR: WOW!!]




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Subject: Re: jasperjottings20030126.htm
From: Richard Vincent
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 15:30:13 -0500


I noticed a tab for resumes, so I wanted to email you my resume to be included in your next jasper jottings.  Thanks.

Rich Vincent

[JR: Done ]

Richard A. Vincent
New York, NY 10021


9/99 to Present      PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, New York, NY

9/00 to Present       Senior Associate in Real Estate Business Advisory Services Financial Consultant for real estate client base.

- Underwriting for Morgan Stanley’s Large Loan Group, iStar Financial, Prudential, and Glimcher Realty, real estate properties included; retail, office, residential, hotel, and industrial properties. 

- Agreed Upon Procedures testing to evaluate prospective acquisitions for J.P. Morgan, CDC, GE Capital, Boston Properties and Clarion.

- Performance of Commercial Mortgage Backed Securitizations due diligence analyses for Fortune 100 companies including Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Istar, Morgan Stanley, CDC, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, Trizechan, Greenwich Capital and Prudential.

- Supervise a team of consultants for review of underwriting and legal documentation for CMBS portfolios of multi-class property mortgages throughout the United States and Canada.

  9/99 to 8/00        Auditor/Real Estate Analyst, Real Estate Assurance Group Associate Auditor

- Undertaking of Performance Audits of Istar, CommonFund Realty, United Nations Development Corp, and Club Quarters.

- Testing of cash, accounts receivables, prepaid expenses, property plant and equipment, accounts payable, deferred revenue, notes payable and long-term debt.

- Performance of flux analysis

6/98 to 9/98       Custom Computers, Hauppauge,NY
                         Team Member;
                          Installation of Computer Labs in NYC Public Schools

- Logistical analysis for computer lab installation

- Linking of pc to hubs and servers

- Installation, testing, and trouble shooting of software packages

COMPUTER SKILLS Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Bloomberg


Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 1999
Major: Accounting


- Division I Track and Field Scholarship, 1995 – 1999
- Member of Division I Academic All-American Team, 1997
- Big Brother – Catholic Big Brothers of America
- Quadrille Charity Ball Alumni




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
2/13/03 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]


RIVERDALE, NY (February 7, 2003) The Manhattan College men's field team claimed two second place finishes, while junior Karin Larsson (Garphyttan, Sweden) and Marina Liander (Staten Island, NY) held top spots in the women's weight events at the 96th Annual Verizon Millrose Games held at Draddy Gymnasium this afternoon.

Senior Thomas Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) captured second place for the second consecutive year in the weight throw. His mark of 21.39m was only seven meters away from winner Mike Mai from the United States Army. The other Jasper to receive second place honors was senior standout Michael Pellet (Croton, NY), who threw 15.44m in the men's shot put.

Junior Daniel Gazzola (East Greenwich, RI) placed sixth in the weight throw with a mark of 16.55m, while freshman Anders Constantin (Uddevalla, Sweden) placed seventh with a toss of 16.25m, and senior Charles Harklerode (Clinton Corners, NY) finished eighth at 14.37m. Constantin also took third place in the shot put with a personal best throw of 15.14m.

Larsson took third place in the women's shot put with a toss of 13.62m, while freshman sensation Liander placed fourth with a mark of 12.80m. Liander also made the top eight in the weight events throwing 15.71m for sixth place.

The men's 4x800m relay team, Joshua Conklin (Middletown, NY), Kerry O'Brien (Middletown, NY), Daniel McGrath (Lynbrook, NY) and Daniel Kohler (Glenmont, NY), will compete in the second half of the Millrose Games held at Madison Square Garden this evening. The men's 4x800m relay is scheduled for a 9:15 PM showdown with Seton Hall, Boston College, Albany, Southern Connecticut State, Rutgers, University of British Columbia, the New York Athletic Club and the Greater Boston Track Club.


Track & Field Will Not Compete in the adidas Classic Due to Weather

RIVERDALE, NY (February, 7, 2003) - The Millrose Games weight events will continue as scheduled today at Draddy Gymnasium. The meet will begin at 12 noon. The races will also continue as scheduled this evening at 6 PM held at Madison Square Garden. Please contact MSG for further details.

Due to the inclement weather the Manhattan College men's and women's track & field team will not compete in the adidas Classic held tomorrow at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.



RIVERDALE, NY (FEBRUARY 6, 2003) – Junior Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored 26 points to lead three Jaspers in double figures as Manhattan defeated Marist 74-53 on Thursday evening at Draddy Gym.

The win was the 14th in a row for the Jaspers, who improve to 18-3 overall and 11-1 in the MAAC, while Marist falls to 8-12 overall and 4-7 in the conference. Manhattan now owns the nation's second longest winning streak, 14, behind only Louisville's 16.

After Marist jumped out to an early 7-4 lead the Jaspers took complete control of the contest. Manhattan went on a 14-3 run to take an 18-10 lead. Mike Konovelchick (Litchfield, NH) drained three three-pointers during this run.

The Jaspers quickly built their lead to double-digits and took a commanding 40-21 halftime lead. Flores scored 17 of his game high 26 points in the first half and Konovelchick added 11 of his 16 points in the first half.

Manhattan continued its excellent play in the second half, opening the half on an 18-2 run. Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) was the Jaspers' major offensive force in the second half, scoring 15 of his 19 points. Holmes scored seven consecutive points for the Jaspers to give them a 53-26 advantage. Konovelchick buried another three, and gave the Jaspers a 30-point lead, 56-26. After a pair of Flores free throws, the Jaspers held a game high 32-point lead.

Manhattan shot 45.9% from the field while Marist shot 31.3%. The Jaspers held the Red Foxes to 4-22 (18%) from three-point land.

The Jaspers look to continue their winning streak when they host Canisius on Saturday, February 8, at 4:00 PM, in the second game of a doubleheader at Draddy Gym.



RIVERDALE, NY (FEBRUARY 6, 2003)- The Manhattan College women's basketball team defeated Niagara 66-54 on Thursday evening at Draddy Gym to extend its winning streak to a team-record nine games.

The Lady Jaspers (12-8, 9-2) avenged an early season loss to the Purple Eagles (13-7, 7-4).

Both squads got off to sluggish starts. Manhattan jumped out to an early 14-9 lead. Niagara responded with a 7-0 run. Eva Cunningham scored five of the seven points during that run to give the Purple Eagles a 16-14 advantage. Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) had a steal and layup to bring the Lady J's within two, 22-24. After two Manhattan free throws, the score was even at 24 at the half. Manhattan shot 26.7% and Niagara shot 31.3% in the first half.

Manhattan took control of the game in the second half, outscoring Niagara 42-30. Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half. She drained all four of her three-pointers in the second frame. Kilkenny scored nine of her 19 points in the second half. She also grabbed six rebounds, added four assists and four steals. Manhattan found its shooting touch in the second half, making over 55% (15-27) of its shots.

The Lady Jaspers passing was on target, as the team connected on 17 assists. Christine Bach (Floral Park, NY) led the team with five assists.

The Lady Jaspers look to extend their winning streak to ten games, when they host Canisius on Saturday, February 8, at 1:00 PM at Draddy Gym.



EDISON, NJ (February 3, 2003) – Junior guard Luis Flores (New York, NY) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending February 2, conference officials announced today. The selection was Flores' sixth of the season and the fourth in as many weeks.

Flores averaged 29.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists points in three wins for Manhattan last week. On Monday in a 74-70 win over Seton Hall, Flores tallied 29 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Then this past weekend in victories over Niagara and Canisius, Flores led all scorers in each game with 25 points against the Purple Eagles and 35 points against the Golden Griffs. Flores also became the 27th Jasper men's basketball player to tally 1,000 career points against Niagara on Saturday. He now stands in 21st place all-time with 1,054.

Manhattan (17-3, 10-1) returns to action Thursday against Marist at 7:30 PM at Draddy Gym.




[Sports from the News or Web]

Hall's slips help keep Manhattan on a roll - Jaspers win 11th in row after Pirates flop in end
The Star-Ledger   Newark, NJ

  MANHATTAN 74 SETON HALL 70 Even the Muppets took Manhattan. But Seton Hall couldn't.

  Of course, Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and Beeker usually executed better than the Pirates did last night.

  It went down to the frantic closing seconds, but Manhattan College of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference put another Big East scalp on its impressive belt, adding a well-deserved victory over the Pirates to one earlier this season over St. John's. The Jaspers - who haven't lost since dropping a two-point decision to St. Peter's on Dec. 21, and how in the name of Jim Henson did that ever happen? - ran their winning streak to 11 games, fifth- longest in the nation, as they defeated the Pirates, 74-70, at Continental Airlines Arena.

  Plain and simple, Manhattan, which improved to 15-3, made plays when it needed to. The Pirates, who fell to 7-9 with their fifth loss in their last seven games, didn't.

  A game that featured 48 fouls, 64 free throws and 22 turnovers came down to a terrible decision on an inbounds pass by Seton Hall's Andre Sweet -who otherwise had an outstanding game - a missed shot in  traffic by Andre Barrett with 35 seconds to play and a brainlocked defensive breakdown by the Hall a few seconds later.

  "In close games, mistakes hurt you," Pirates coach Louis Orr said.

  With 1:13 to play and the Pirates trailing 68-67, Sweet - who finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds in place of the foul-plagued Kelly Whitney -had just grabbed a key rebound of a miss by Manhattan's Dave Holmes. As he was falling out of bounds, Sweet alertly called a timeout. But on the inbounds pass, Sweet went for the home run and badly over-threw John Allen. The ball went sailing out of bounds.

  Then after a phantom offensive foul was called on Manhattan's Luis Flores with 56.4 seconds to play, the 5-8 Barrett got inside for a shot from the lane, but it teetered on the rim, actually pausing for an instant, and fell away. Manhattan grabbed the rebound, and Mike Konovelchick scored on a drive and was fouled. His basket made the score 70-67 with 28.9 seconds left and a free throw still to come.

  A 57-percent shooter from the line, Konovelchick missed his free throw, but Flores stepped into the lane and grabbed the game's most important offensive rebound.

  Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez immediately called a timeout and, on the inbounds pass, Holmes was left wide open underneath. He scored easily to put the Jaspers in front 72-67 with 24 seconds left. The rest was just bookkeeping.

  Flores, the transfer from Rutgers who had a career-high 44 points when Manhattan beat Fairfield on Thursday night, led all scorers with 29 points while senior forward Jared Johnson added 15. In addition to Sweet's first double-double of the season, Seton Hall got 19 points from Allen and 14 from Barrett.

  The point guard, however, missed all six of his shots from beyond the 3-point arc. As a team, the Pirates missed 11 of their 13 shots from long range.

  Was it only two weeks ago that the Pirates recorded back-to-back victories over Georgetown and Miami? Now Seton Hall, winless on the road and, at times, clueless on the court, has a rematch with the revenge-minded Hoyas tomorrow night at the MCI Center.

  Manhattan has lost only to the Peacocks, Louisville and Yale.

  "This was a big win for our program," said Gonzalez, who called the matchup a "glamour game."

  "I don't think there are many MAAC teams who have beaten two Big East teams in the same year. We don't have too many opportunities to even play two Big East teams in the same season. ... Our kids right now have an iron will to win."

  And then there are the Pirates, who needed a loss in a nonconference game in late January like they needed another crucial turnover, another bad decision or another lethal defensive breakdown.

  "It would have been a dangerous game regardless (of the time of year)," Orr said. "The game needed to mean more to us than it did to them."

  Looks as if the Pirates flubbed that part of the game too.


Catch a rising star
The Star-Ledger   Newark, NJ

  Take a close look at Bobby Gonzalez as the Manhattan College coach works the sideline tonight at Continental Airlines Arena. He won't be there long.

  Don't misunderstand. Gonzalez will last the game and he'll last the season. But quicker than you can ask, "What's a Jasper?" the 37-year-old wunderkind figures to be gone, plucked out of Draddy Gym and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference by some major-college program.

  There is some talk that Gonzalez already has a foot out the door, that if another coaching change happens out West and that school picks a certain Big East coach that, by the time all the coaching dominoes fall into place this spring, Gonzalez could be coaching in the Big East.

  "I'm focused on the job I have right now. I'm in no hurry," he said. "I'm excited to be in New York. I'm not looking to go anywhere. You always hear there could be some huge offer around the corner. I don't pay any attention to that because the moment you do, you can lose your next game. I just focus on what's ahead."

  Still, Gonzalez is on the fast track. In four very short years and in his first college head-coaching job, he has taken a program that had fallen off the map and placed it at the epicenter of New York college basketball. More significant than the victories over St. John's last season and this season, the Jaspers have gone from six victories the year before Gonzalez arrived to 20 last season to 14 and counting.

  Led by Rutgers transfer Luis Flores, Manhattan comes into tonight's game against Seton Hall riding a 10-game winning streak and fresh off a 93-86 victory at Fairfield on Thursday that gave the Jaspers a 14-3 record -their only losses coming to Yale in overtime, to St. Peter's by two points and to Louisville. Flores, who couldn't stand Kevin Bannon another minute, dropped in a career-high 44 points against Fairfield.

  "This is kind of a glamour game," Gonzalez said of the meeting with the erratic Pirates. "It's in the Meadowlands. It's important but it isn't. It's our last nonconference game, so it gives us a chance to catch our breath. Obviously, we're more concerned about our conference and I'm sure Louis (Orr, the Seton Hall coach) feels the same way. On the other hand, we're going to try and win it. It'll be fun. In some ways, there's no pressure."

  Seton Hall and Rutgers could have taken a run at Gonzalez when each was looking to fill its coaching vacancy two springs ago. Neither did. Seton Hall athletic director Jeff Fogelson, who was athletic director at Xavier when Gonzalez - like Orr - worked under Pete Gillen, said he never really considered Gonzalez. Ditto Rutgers, which gave the more experienced Gary Waters a seven-year contract.

  "My thinking was that Louis was the right person for our situation and for the kids we had," Fogelson said.

  Now, at best, the Pirates are a middle-of-the-road program, the Scarlet Knights are worse and Gonzalez, a consummate recruiter and motivator, appears to be flourishing. His first three recruiting classes were judged the best in the MAAC while his 2001-02 group - three of those freshmen are among his top seven players - was judged the 32nd-best in the country by one publication. It marked the first time a MAAC team had cracked the top 40.

  "It's been unbelievable," said Gonzalez, who is under contract through the 2004-05 season. "It's been a lot of hard work. Our chemistry is good. We've gotten the right players and we've gotten lucky. We got Luis on the bounce from Rutgers. ... We're breeding success."

  Before catching on with Gillen, whom he also followed to Providence and Virginia, Gonzalez was an assistant at a pair of highly regarded New York City high schools and was involved with the Riverside Church and New York Gauchos AAU programs. He said he counts Gillen and Rick Pitino as his coaching mentors and calls Orr, with whom he worked for one season at Xavier, "a wonderful man and a friend."

  Gonzalez, in his fourth season, knows Manhattan is just a steppingstone. More important, so does everyone else.

  "I'm a lifer," he said with a laugh. "I'm not married. I have no kids. I'm obsessed with the game. I don't know if that's good or bad, a positive or a negative, but I'm obsessed."

1. Coach Bobby Gonzalez has turned Manhattan into a winner. Don't be shocked if a bigger program - maybe one from the Big East - calls on him after the season.


Buffalo News

   Six years and 13 games later, Manhattan College finally snapped its Western New York jinx Friday night in the Gallagher Center.

   It took every ounce of energy the Jaspers had to complete their 71-65 victory over Niagara -- both on the court and on the sidelines.

   The Jaspers (16-3, 9-1) showed why they're the top team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference as they never trailed in posting their 12th straight win. Niagara (9-9, 5-4) showed it's still worthy of respect, as it came within two points during the final five minutes but was never able to pull even.

   "We knew it would be a very hard game, and our kids had iron will," said fourth-year Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez, the Buffalo State graduate who was 0-7 in games at NU and Canisius. "We battled. We made plays we had to make to win the game at the end."

   This one didn't end when the buzzer sounded.

   During the final minute, assistant coaches from both teams started barking at each other. NU head coach Joe Mihalich and Gonzalez, whose relationship is best described as icy, then began pointing at each other from long range before official Joe DeMayo told both benches to cool off.

   After time expired, postgame pleasantries were far from cordial. Mihalich and Gonzalez were alternately shaking hands and screaming at each other as players from both teams converged. Manhattan assistant Steve Masiello had to be pushed away from his Niagara counterparts and Purple Eagles center James Reaves before the teams left the floor.

   "I like Joe and I respect Joe," Gonzalez said. "He's a very good coach. Our staff and their staff have no problems. We've never had exchanges or words before. They thought we screamed down at them and vice versa. They thought we were trying to show them up, but we would not do that.

   "It was a misunderstanding, and it got heated and words got said. When people are emotional like that at the end of the game, you can't make a lot of sense of it. It's the heat of the battle."

   A few minutes later, Mihalich and Gonzalez briefly resumed the battle outside the interview room in the Gallagher basement. With voices raising, Gonzalez pleaded innocence and Mihalich told him to check the game tape to see which of his assistants began yelling at the Niagara bench.

   The fiery Gonzalez, it should be noted, has had an intense week. He got involved in a shouting match with Seton Hall students late in Monday's win over the Pirates in Continental Airlines Arena.

   "Bobby is a very competitive guy, and his team is the same way," Mihalich said diplomatically. "I just told him his team played very well. I was more unhappy with our team and the way we played."

   Mihalich's anger had been brewing, and he had pretty good reason after getting a technical foul seven seconds before halftime.

   Gonzalez had been chewing the ear off official Mike Alvaro the entire first half. When Niagara's Tremmell Darden was pushed attempting a jumper with 20 seconds left, Mihalich questioned Alvaro, and the official lashed back with a quick "T," drawing the ire of the crowd of 1,454.

   Manhattan star Luis Flores (game-high 25 points) hit two free throws off the technical to cap a 9-0 run in the final two minutes and send Manhattan to the locker room with a 33-24 lead.

   After the game, Mihalich said Alvaro apologized.

   "That's the first time in my life I've ever had a referee apologize to me and say he wishes he hadn't called a technical," Mihalich said. "I've deserved technicals before, but this wasn't one of them."

   The technical set Mihalich's mood for the rest of the night. So did the fact Flores went to the line 16 times and made 14.

   "He does a great job of drawing fouls," Mihalich said sarcastically. "I wish (former Niagara star) Demond Stewart got as many calls as he gets."

   Three times in the final six minutes, Flores scored after Niagara had cut the lead to five points. Manhattan also got a huge tip-in from senior Jared Johnson with 1:26 left to push its lead to four (66-62), and a floater in the lane from freshman Kenny Minor with 38 seconds to go made it 68-63 and clinched the win.

   Darden led Niagara with 19 points and sophomore David Brooks came off the bench for a career-high 18. Niagara shot 54 percent in the second half but Flores, averaging 23.9 points, poured in 17 in the final 20 minutes.

   "He can do everything," Brooks said. "He can shoot threes, he has a midrange game and he can drive to the hole, so it was pretty hard."

Caption: Photos by JAMES P. McCOY/Buffalo News
Niagara's Juan Mendez is fouled by Luis Flores.
Niagara's Tremmell Darden misses a dunk late in the second half during the Purple Eagles' loss to Manhattan.


Levine Scores 19 To Lead Mann
Copyright 2003, Newsday. All Rights Reserved.

  Brett Levine had 19 points to lead Horace Mann to a 45-35 win over Regis yesterday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Manhattan  College.

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Cargill Closing In on Record
By Tara Driscoll. STAFF WRITER
Copyright 2003, Newsday. All Rights Reserved.

  Competitor and ambassador, City College's Lauren Cargill is both. It's no wonder that she doesn't get caught up in her numbers. Cargill shakes her head and says, "I can't. If I stop to think about it, I'll miss my shots."

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Such motion is not atypical for Cargill, who had surgery to repair both knees in high school. As a result, she missed most of her senior year, but then-CCNY coach Derrick Harrison saw the potential in the 5-9 guard.

Though Harrison took an assistant coaching job at Manhattan College in October, interim coach Gary Smith seems the perfect fit for Cargill's finale. Smith, an assistant athletic director at CCNY, coached the women's team to five  CUNY titles in the '80s, but is filling in only for this season.

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Season on the Brink
Shaun Powell
Copyright 2003, Newsday.
All Rights Reserved.

  The sounds and the sights of college basketball are unmistakable. There's the red-eye look of Temple players staggering to John Chaney's early-morning practices, the traffic on Tobacco Road, the glamour of UCLA, the consistency of UConn and the fingernails-on-a-blackboard squeal of Dick Vitale.

There's Princeton, sneaking through the back door. There's Bob Huggins, storming and stomping and making his cardiologist sweat. There's Rick Majerus, the XXXL coach in his XL sweater. There's everything Big: Monday, East, Five, Ten and 12. And there's the excitement and passion that only college kids, bands and cramped campus arenas can provide.

Just one question:

When does this season begin?

It already has?

You're kidding.

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Or is college basketball bad?

Maybe not bad. Just flat, boring and totally devoid of any reason to watch until the tournament starts.

I can't recall the last time college basketball was this far under the radar. There are no super teams, no must-see players, no compelling regular-season matchups, no good excuse for Vitale to lose his voice (darn it).  For the first time in years, only hardcore fans can name Duke's starting five.  The season has been so blah that Alabama actually was No. 1 for a while, leading the 'Bama campus to believe it was headed to the Sugar Bowl. The only suspense so far has been generated by Nolan Richardson's kid, who threatened a fellow Tennessee State coach and then grabbed a lethal weapon. He's no sonuvagun, just a son with a gun.

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Locally, the situation is grim. Blame it all on Jay Wright, who took prestige from Hofstra and recruits from St. John's when he left for Villanova. Seton Hall can't ball, and besides Manhattan College, there really isn't much to get excited about around here. The Big East Tournament should be a blast this year.

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Lisa Sokolowski
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Journal News
(c) Copyright 2003, The Journal News. All Rights Reserved.
Suffern's Litombe leaps to the front
Three-season athlete plans to enter pre-med program in college
Lisa Sokolowski
The Journal News

After the pentathlon at the Rockland County Track and Field Championships last year at Clarkstown South, spectators came up to Lee Litombe to congratulate her.

But she didn't know why.

Litombe, of Suffern, had missed the announcement that she was the county champion, so when people were congratulating her, she was shocked.

"The whole entire day, all I could think about was the 800," she said. "It's my weakest part, and I know it hurts the most, so I was just thinking about that."

Litombe, as a member of the track team or the sweeper on the soccer team, is usually in the shadows of other athletes. But this week, as The Journal News Rockland Scholar-Athlete, Litombe has a chance to enjoy the spotlight, just like the moment at counties last May.

The pentathlon - which includes three field events in the high jump, long jump and shot put - might have been in Litombe's mind since elementary school. It was then, during field day, when she would compete in the triple jump.

Years later, during middle school, she started competing in the long jump and triple jump, but she didn't start practicing the high jump until she started the pentathlon during her sophomore year.

Litombe's life isn't all about track and field, though. She has been a member of a soccer team since the fourth grade and played year-round last year.

"I focused a lot on soccer, but I'm not sure if it is my main sport," she said. "I still love track equally."

Although Litombe has been a three-season athlete all through high school, she has been able to maintain a 3.92 grade-point average. "It's about making priorities," she said. "School definitely comes first for me. I get my homework done, then everything else comes next."

Things that come next include volunteering. She volunteers at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where her mother works, over the summer. She also runs workshops about health awareness for children at the Spring Valley Civic Center.

But her passion lies in the Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse group at Suffern.

"I think that's the most rewarding," she said. "We went to the elementary school last year, and the kids were all over us, asking us all these questions. It's not like that with the adults."

Her interactions with children have her thinking about going into pediatrics, and she is sure she is going to study pre-med.

Where she's going is a different story.

One day at school, Litombe went with a friend to the guidance office to call the admissions board at Manhattan College. Although the admissions board isn't allowed to give out responses over the phone, Litombe was told that the status of her application was "good."

Litombe hung up the phone, screaming, ready to pack her bags.

If anyone is going to miss her, it will be Joe Biddy, the head coach of the winter track team.

"I'm going to miss her points and her athletic contributions, but more than that, we'll just miss her give and take every day," Biddy said. "I'll just miss having her around."

The Journal News Rockland Scholar-Athlete of the Week program honors students for their academic, athletic and community achievements. Each week a winner is selected from the nominees submitted by athletic directors. Only seniors can be nominated, and the award can be won only once. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Monday for consideration that week.

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New York Daily News
(Copyright 2003 Daily News, L.P.)

   Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez looks down his bench these days and sees bodies. Lots of bodies. A dozen put-me-in-coach bodies all lined up in Jaspers green and white. A standard situation for most coaches, but a luxury for the Jaspers.

   A little history:

Two seasons ago, in its MAAC conference playoff opener vs. Siena, Manhattan barely had enough healthy bodies to finish the game, a result of injuries - Justin Jackette had a torn MCL and Mugsy Green had back problems - and foul problems.

   The Jaspers ended the game - a 79-76 loss - "with four players and a walk-on - the only soldiers we had left," Gonzalez said.

   Last year, with Jackette again out with hamstring problems and Noah Coughlin down with a knee injury, the shorthanded Jaspers again bowed out in the first round of the MAAC tourney - losing to Fairfield, 81-74.

   This year the scenario seems to have reversed itself, with the Jaspers losing players early on and seeing them return for the season's stretch run.

   Gonzalez is one happy coach.

   "This is the first time in my four years here that we have more depth at the end of the season than in the beginning," he said.

   For the Jaspers, who are riding a 13-game winning streak, it's a case of the rich getting richer. Manhattan played the entire first semester without 6-9, 260-pound senior center Darnell Tyler, who sat out for academic reasons, while the snake-bitten Jackette missed 13 games with more hamstring woes.

   Tyler returned Jan. 18 and Jackette saw his first action in Sunday's comeback win at Canisius. Their return points toward a healthier and deeper Manhattan team the rest of the way.

   "With Justin and Darnell back, and our three freshman (Mike Konovelchick, Jason Wingate and Kenny Minor) are no longer freshman - they're more like sophomores - we have tremendous depth now and it will give us a chance to withstand foul trouble and injuries," Gonzalez said.

   "We're very excited to have everyone back."

   The extra-strength Jaspers will try to continue their roll tomorrow night when they play host to Marist at 7:30.

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[Email 1]

From: George Brew
Subject: Jasper Jottings
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 17:05:04 -0500

I would like to be included in your mailing list. Please let me know what I need to do.

Thanks, George Brew '50 Bus

[JR: Nothing else. Send in any news, recruit other Jaspers, and tell us what you've been up to. That's all.]


[Email 2]

From: Gerard M. Delaney '75 
Subject: Brevard County Jaspers
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 19:22:21 +0000


Last week, Jerry Cahill ('58) asked:

[Email 7]
Subject: RE:  jasperjottings20030119.htm
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:36:50 -0500
From: Jerry Cahill '58

I wonder how many Alums there are in the Brevard County, Florida area? Please send a note.

[JR: There are two lunches on the calendar. Are they near you? Have you looked in the online version of the green book? When my arm's better, I'll try to look for you if you need help. ]

I live in Brevard, and I know that there are several who work for Harris. Should be in the Green Book (although I'm listed for Albuquerque, NM).




[Email 3]

From: Ackermann, John J. (1957)
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 14:25:16 EST
Subject: Re: jasperjottings2003


Is there any expense on my part for your newsletter, if so remove my name. 




From: john reinke
To: Ackermann, John J. (1957)
Subject: Re: jasperjottings2003
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 20:07:19 +0000

If you mean that "Is JR expecting to be sent money for Jasper Jottings?", then  the answer is "no". If you mean something else, then I don't understand the question. JJs is just my hobby. If you want me to do something different, then I would need to  understand what you want.

[JR: Maybe my jokes about "doubling my revenue by doubling the subscription price due to an increase in the cost of electrons" causes confusion.]



[Email 4]

Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 20:26:27 -0500
From: Ed Plumeau, '52A
Subject: Florida needs teachers

Dear John:  Please spread the word to alums and undergrads that Florida needs teachers.  The dept. of education estimates that 20,000 additional teachers will be needed in the 2003 - 2004 school year.  This need is based on two new State Constitution requirements -- a severe reduction in class sizes and pre-K public education.  Ed Plumeau, '52A

[JR: Ed, with all due respect, we need a new education paradigm. In the current model, there will never be enough money, teachers, classrooms, and materials. The model is broken. Here's an idea. People who have kids should pay to educate them. If we as a society want to fund a minimal level of education for every child, so that we have intelligent voters, then let's give every parent a voucher for say 10k$, (the cost of the Peddie School in New Jersey), and let the parent manage the education of our future citizens. Have state-wide mandatory testing every five years on a single day with failure to pass means DYFS begins to question your parental rights. Heck, we can even give physicals to get those that are too fat or too skinny. Maybe even fit them for brown shirted uniforms. (Well, maybe that's excessive.) But, get the state out of running reeducation camps on the future citizens. (My arm hurts or I could rant on.)]



[Email 5]

From: Matt Reynolds (1968)
Subject: change of e-mail address re Manhattan College
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 23:11:54 -0500

John: please change my e-mail address to the above.  (The old one was <privacy invoked> ).  Thanks . . . and keep up the good work.

[JR: Done. Thanks for including the old. It makes it easier. ]



[Email 6]

From: John Fay
Subject: Manhattan College Day in NY
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 14:38:42 -0000

Dear John

I was thinking about writing to you last week, but it was already too late. I would like to have watched the closing bell ceremonies at the NYSE if I had known in advance about Brother Scanlan's participation to celebrate the college's 150 years. We get that every night on television here on CNBC Europe.

But, now that I've seen that the Empire State and Met Life building were lit up in the college's colors, I want to know if anyone got a picture of the skyline in the Manhattan colors? I'd love to get a jpeg copy if possible.

John Fay '86

[JR: Great question. If anyone knows where to see this stuff, then let us know. Maybe the media sites or the NYSE?]



[Email 7]

From: Lawrence, Richard (1968)
Subject: Address change
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 11:08:01 -0500

F. John,

Please change my JJ subscription from <privacy invoked> to <privacy invoked>. I was subscribed with Barbara's e-mail address due to the absolutely inane policies of the net nannies at my place of employment. Barbara's employment with Amdahl has been terminated so we are now internet connected without the benefit of a corporate firewall. I would be grateful if you could put on your "info sec" hat and offer any suggestions for securing a small at home LAN with dial-up internet access.

Best wishes with your new employment.

[JR: <1> Done. <2> Yeah doesn't it just drive you nuts. I always was asking people "what behavior with what results are you trying to protect against?". They have no clue. <3> Zone alarm should be on every PC. You can find it at:

It's free for personal use. Your ISP does a good job IMHO of protecting its dialup users. (It was the first to respond to my complaint many moons ago about allowing inter user traffic. Which it firewalled in a few days.) But complacency will kill you in this business. If you are not broadband (online available to everyone all the time), then I don't think you need a dedicated hardware firewall appliance. If you are broadband, then it is a MUST have. (Linksys less than 200$ and about a halfhour to install and configure). Be careful where you download stuff from and never double click on attachments and you'll be ok. If you dl a lot, a virus checker is a good idea. Check with your work, most enterprise agreements cover home use and most ISOs encourage this to be brought home and used. (Since most trash at home eventually walks its way into work by email or floppy or cd.)

There's a good trick for email attachments, and all the trash that comes with them. Get the viewers from Microsoft. Free. At and install them. Then if you forget and do double click an attachment. The viewer fires up, but not the full product. It doesn't execute any active content so no "pink virus from the email with get a better job" (tv commercial which was quite funny). If you do want to edit an email attachment, then under file menu choice is "open for editing". When you do that it still leaves the active content behind. If you need that kind of stuff, (I have only seen it from HR trying to get forms filled out in a certain way), then you have to save the attachment, open the full product, open the doc, do the required task, save it, attach it back to the email, and send. Takes a few extra strokes in those rare events, BUT, protects you in the "mental lapses" when you – as we all do – double click attachments. This has saved my butt numerous times. I usually give this advice out to anyone who will listen.]



[Email 8]

From: "Andrew Lawler" (1986)

Subject: RE:  jasperjottings20030202.htm

Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 11:54:23 -0500

Please add the Washington, DC St. Patrick's Day Luncheon to be held March 14th. Tony Kavanaugh is the event Chair.  This was published in the MC Kit that just came out.



[Email 9]

Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 20:04:46 -0500
From: Louis (1987) Menchise
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings20030126.htm


oh heck, tell 'em my email address is <privacy invoked>, what a place.  I could spend an eternity here, that is, if I go to Hell.


[JR: No! No email address for spammers to find. I'll faithfully forward anything that comes in promptly. PS, it may be over before you know it. ]



[Email 10]

From: Ken Kavanagh
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings20030119.htm
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 18:50:40 +0000

Dear Mr. Reinke

I wanted to see if I could run another ad in your Jasper Jottings. I was amazed by the response I received after you mentioned the last seminar I hosted. Times are difficult and as advisors are hiding their heads in the sand I am trying to be as active as I can, knowing that people are just looking for advice.

In the next couple of weeks I will host two conference calls and one seminar. The information follows:


You are cordially invited to participate in two important conference calls:

BEYOND ASSET ALLOCATION, FIXED INCOME INVESTING AND STRATEGY featuring Michael P. Ryan, CFA, Managing Director. Chief Fixed Income Strategist, UBS PaineWebber.

Mr. Ryan will discuss the primary factors affecting the fixed income market and proxide insight on how to position your portfolio in this difficult environment.

Michael Ryan: Thursday, Febuary 6 @ 8:00 pm et.

Confirmation Code: 654789  Conference Call Telephone Number: 800 500 0311


From: Ken Kavanagh
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings20030119.htm
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 23:49:38 +0000

Mr. Reinke

My schedule is getting full. I have added another seminar to my calendar. Hope fully we can add this to the notice I e-mailed  you earlier.

Seminar Wednesday February 19 @ 6:00 - 7:30
200 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10166

Speakers will be Tom Diegner, Portfolio Strategist @ UBS Global Asset Management and Jeanette Pieper, UBS Alternative Investment Group.

RSVP Ken Kavanagh Manhattan College '99 @ 212 490 4003

Thanks again,


[JR: No ads per se. I posted your message so anyone CAVEAT EMPTOR who wants to take advantage of your free offer to our fellow alums can do so. I would put anything free to the alums here, so I am following my no ads pledge. I make no representations about what they hear other than to say. Everyone should check ALL investment advice with their lawyer, accountant, and knowledgeable acquaintances. If it sounds too good to be true, then it isn't true. Old Wall Street canard, the only way to safely double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket. Your mileage may vary. (and, usually does). ]



[Email 11]

Subject: Jasper Jottings
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 13:33:06 -0500
From: Belle Novas

Hello John,

I heard about your online newsletter yesterday at the MCLAC meeting. Joe Dillon recommended that we sign up to receive a copy. Please add me to your mailing list and forward them to <privacy invoked>.

Thanks in advance,

Belle Novas-Lumauig (CLASS of 91)
Senior Marketing Manager
Citigate Global Intelligence & Security (CGIS)
New York, NY 

[JR: Done. ]



[Email 12]

From: kevin (1975) reilly
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 20:33:50 EST
Subject: Check out Hoopville - Big East Conference

Click here: Hoopville - Big East Conference

[JR: Kevin may need your eyeballs to keep his ratings. But, the big east. Please. Call it semi-pro. At least I know when I watch MC that it is truly student athletics.]



[Email 13]

From: William Kelly (1973)
Subject: Add me to short pointer list
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 20:32:56 -0800

Please add <privacy invoked>  to the list for the short pointer version of Jasper Jottings

Bill Kelly III  


Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 17:39:40 -0800 (PST)
From: Will Kelly
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings20030202.htm

Please remove <privacy invoked>  from the long version and put <privacy invoked>  on the short pointer only version Bill Kelly III

Bill Kelly 3 rd
Hopeless Junction

[JR:  done ]





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A Final Thought

=== begin quote ===

Justice Dept. Drafts Sweeping Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Act
Center Publishes Secret Draft of ‘Patriot II’ Legislation
By Charles Lewis and Adam Mayle

(WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2003) -- The Bush Administration is preparing a bold, comprehensive sequel to the USA Patriot Act passed in the wake of September 11, 2001, which will give the government broad, sweeping new powers to increase domestic intelligence-gathering, surveillance and law enforcement prerogatives, and simultaneously decrease judicial review and public access to information.

=== end quote ===

I won't say I told you so. But, watch out for your rights! I told you the government is not your friend. Speak now or forever hold your piece.


And that’s the last word.