Sunday 23 Febuary 2003

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1,017 subscribers to the full edition and 6 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

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.

Pinched nerve is still preventing normal activities but I pulled this together as best I can. I am not sure that I can continue until this condition is fixed. Stay tuned.


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


+ Wikipedia - A Collaborative, Multilingual Encyclopedia

=== <begin> ===

Wikipedia is an ambitious project to produce a free and complete encyclopedia in every language, written by hundreds of volunteers working collaboratively together.

Wikipedia began in January 2001, and already features nearly 100,000 articles in the English version, with more being added and improved all the time.

Much like the Open Directory Project uses volunteers to build and maintain its catalog of web pages, Wikipedia encourages participation from the web community.  Unlike the ODP, however, Wikipedia is a truly open community.  Anyone, including you, can edit any article right now, without even having to log in.

Wikipedia's goal is to create the largest encyclopedia in history, both in terms of breadth and depth. Wikipedia's founders also want Wikipedia to become a reliable resource.

These goals may seem contradictory, given the open nature of the project.  What's to prevent pranksters or hackers from mucking up the system?

Technically, nothing, though a link to a complete log of recent changes is prominently displayed on every page.  And given the quasi-scholarly nature of the project, the Wikipedia community seems to be fairly capable of policing itself and eliminating bogus information over time.

That said, noted searchers Genie Tyburski and Gary Price have issued warnings about the validity (or lack thereof) of information published in Wikipedia.  While their admonitions have merit, I can't resist a bit of good-natured chiding of my esteemed colleagues.  After all, many of today's "authoritative" reference works started out as essentially volunteer efforts.

For example, the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica was started by Scotsmen Colin Macfarquhar, a printer, and Andrew Bell, an engraver, who decided to "create an encyclopedia that would serve the new era of scholarship and enlightenment." They formed a "Society of Gentlemen" to publish their new reference work.

Other "open source" projects have undisputed merit -- such as the Linux operating system (sold by IBM and HP on their mainframe systems), AOL's Open Directory Project, which is prominently featured as directory results on just about every major search engines, and so on.

While I certainly wouldn't use information from Wikipedia for crucial purposes, my informal, unscientific sampling of its articles found a high level accuracy of information.

Whether Wikipedia achieves its ambitious goals remains to be seen.  For now, it's an interesting alternative to traditional encyclopedias, some of which are only available online for a fee.

=== <end> ===

I love this idea. In my spare time, maybe I can write something. I am dying to contribute my "how to deal with the need for many unique different passwords for every darn website that wants me to authenticate myself". What have you done that you could put here?

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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[JR: The following people have "bounced off" the list. Some bounces expose my poor administrative skills and I can not "who" bounced off. Thus the subscriber total may change more than are shown in this section. I have done what I can to notify them. If you can help "reconnect" – or "connect" new people -- I really appreciate it. And as always, I need your "news".]

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Hellman, Brian (????) – no current info other than MER phone number

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Orawiec, Frank C. (1968) – also MER - us snail mail

Romero, Jennifer J. (1997) – also MER - us snail mail

Ulrich, Peter G. (1978) - emailed to alternative address

Wood, Jerome C. (1975) – us snail mail



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


CONTACT: Heidi W. Giovine



RIVERDALE, N.Y.  --  The Robert J. Christen Program in Early American History and Culture at Manhattan College will host the lecture New York City and Manhattan College in the 1850s, on Tuesday, March 4 at 4:00pm in Smith Auditorium, on the College campus.  Admission is free.

The speakers will include Dr. Jacob Judd, professor emeritus of history, Lehman College and The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York; Br. Luke Salm, professor emeritus of religious studies at Manhattan College; and novelist Peter Quinn, author of Banished Children of Eve and a 1969 graduate of Manhattan College.

The Christen Program is named in honor of former faculty member Robert J. Christen, who served for many years on the Board of Education of the City of New York.  For his many contributions to education, the Riverdale Public School 81 is named in his honor.  For further information, call (718)862-7127.

New York City and Manhattan College in the 1850s is part of Manhattan College’s sesquicentennial celebration. The 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.   To learn more about Manhattan College’s sesquicentennial celebration, visit the Web site:



RIVERDALE, N.Y.    Twelve student-athletes at Manhattan College have earned a perfect grade point average of 4.0 for the 2002 fall semester, placing them on the Dean’s Honor List.  Manhattan College has 19 varsity sports teams that compete on the Division I (NCAA) level. 

Manhattan College, founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.  The College offers over 40 major fields of study in the programs of arts, business, education, engineering and science.


San Diego
Lauryn McKinney
Major: secondary education; Sport: volleyball

Suzanne Masotto
Major: finance; Sport: softball

Brandy Luther
Major: English; Sport: soccer

Caryn Capalbo
Major: education; Sport: track & field
Nicholle Davis
Major: engineering; Sport: track & field

Eugene Reynolds
Major: communications/English; Sport: soccer

Bronx (10471)
Karin Larsson
Major: marketing; Sport: track & field
Marguerite Mohan
Major: chemical engineering; Sport: swimming
Forest Hills
Pawel Wawrzyniak
Major: physical education; Sport: tennis
Queens Village
Marina Yssac
Major: marketing/managerial science; Sport: softball
New Hyde Park
Anthony Antonelli
Major: finance; Sport: lacrosse
Valley Stream
Tina Beatty
Major: elementary education; Sport: soccer





Natesan Ramesh

Managing Director, Asean


Natesan Ramesh joined Ion Global Singapore in January 2001 as the Managing Director for the ASEAN and South Asia to drive the development, growth and expansion of the firm in those regions.


Prior to joining Ion Global, Natesan was Vice President and General Manager for the Midwest region for USInteractive, a Nasdaq-listed e-professional services company. Before USInteractive, he was a Director in the Asia Strategy practice of Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) for four years. Through his 28-year career, he has worked in the US, Europe and Asia.


Natesan is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program for Senior Management from the Stanford Business School and also completed Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard Business School. He is an MBA from Manhattan College, New York, and also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering.





Russell Byers Charter School: Faculty

Amy-Nicole Roat teaches 3rd grade. After teaching for three years in Rochester, NY, Amy moved to Philadelphia in 1996. She has taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades at the Alexander Wilson School and 2nd grade at Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School. She graduated cum laude from Manhattan College and received her Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

[MCOLDB: 1991 ]



Bill Kelly is vice president of global operations for ANXeBusiness Corp. and is a corporate vice president of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Kelly has been with SAIC since 1995, leading several major business development and joint venture initiatives within the company. Prior to SAIC, Kelly was senior vice president of Intellisource, Inc. and vice president and general manager of Barnes Engineering Company, a Division of EDO Corp. He has 25 years of experience in various engineering and management positions. Kelly has a M.B.A. (Quantitative Business Practices) from the University of Hartford, Hartford, CT., and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, New York, NY.

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Guy Fischetti Appointed Director of Operations at Telogy Headquarters

April 15, 1998

MENLO PARK, California - TELOGY CEO Tony Schiavo, announced the promotion of Guy Fischetti to Director of Operations on April 3, 1998. Fischetti has been involved in logistics, transportation, and manufacturing in the Bay Area for over 20 years and joined TELOGY in February, 1997 as Operations Manager. According to Tony Schiavo, "Guy Fischetti's experience and commitment will help to further TELOGY's strengths in the critical area of technical and logistics capabilities." In his capacity as Director of Operations at TELOGY, Fischetti is responsible for the calibration lab, shipping and receiving, the warehouse, and facilities.

Prior to joining TELOGY, Guy was the Director of Operations for Express Plus, Operations Manager at Sega of America, and Distribution Manager for the Sunset Magazine Book Division. Fischetti graduated from Manhattan College in New York in Business Administration.

TELOGY was founded in 1984 as a multi-vendor supplier of general purpose test equipment. Today, TELOGY specializes in selling, leasing, renting, and purchasing electronic test equipment. Additionally, it provides equipment pool management services to the industry.




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Kirkby, Lando

Miss Kirkby and Mr. Lando

Royal and Linda Kirkby of Camillus, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter Amy Lynn to Stephen Daley Lando, son of David and Kathryn Lando of Fredericksburg.

Miss Kirkby is a graduate of Manhattan College in New York, and is a nuclear medical technician at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Lando received his degree from Mary Washington College. He is employed as a physicist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren.

A Sept. 13 wedding is planned.

Date published: 2/16/2003




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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.


February 6, 2003, Thursday, BC cycle
SECTION: State and Regional
HEADLINE: Former Rutgers treasurer dead at 72

Joseph P. Whiteside, a longtime Rutgers University treasurer and senior vice president who oversaw more than $1 billion in construction, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 72. Before his June 2000 retirement, Whiteside played an integral role during a period of unprecedented growth for the university.

His efforts led to the addition of nearly 6 million square feet in buildings to the university, and he guided the construction of Rutgers Stadium and the Hale Center.

A sports fan himself, Whiteside also facilitated Rutgers' entry into the Big East conference.

"Joe's impact on Rutgers cannot be overstated," Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick said. "During his tenure, he touched every area of the university with his sound and visionary financial and administrative skills and through his warm, wise and friendly manner."

Whiteside graduated from Manhattan College in 1952, and earned a master's degree in business administration from New York University.

The East Brunswick resident was a certified public accountant before he joined NYU's staff in 1963, first as an assistant controller and later, the university's chief financial officer.

Whiteside became Rutgers' associate senior vice president in 1976, and rose to treasurer and senior vice president five years later.

Services are scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Monday at the Brunswick Memorial Home in East Brunswick, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Bartholomew's Church. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway.

Whiteside is survived by his wife, Norma; two sons, Tim and James; and two daughters, Nancy Binowski and Kelly Whiteside.

LOAD-DATE: February 7, 2003   




Copyright 2003 The Hartford Courant Company  
February 7, 2003 Friday, STATEWIDE

NERZ, Donald A.

Donald A. Nerz, 69, the husband of Barbara (Walsh) Nerz, died Thursday, (February 6, 2003) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Newburgh, NY, son of the late Clement and Norma (McGarry) Nerz, he had made his home in West Hartford for 38 years moving to Hartford three years ago. Mr. Nerz received a basketball scholarship to the University of Miami. He transferred and graduated from Manhattan College (1956) where he was a member of the golf team that enjoyed playing home matches at Winged Foot CC. He served in the U.S. Army, Special Services, Ft. Polk, Louisiana 1956 to 1958. Don worked for 18 years as controller, office manager, and corporate secretary for Savin Brothers, Inc. He later co-founded the Linc Corporation. Besides his wife Barbara he is survived by his children; David Nerz and his wife Megan of Raleigh, NC, Paul Nerz and his wife Laura of West Hartford, Allison Whiston and her husband Shawn of Danielson, James Nerz of Hartford, Caroline Gillingham and her husband Tim of Franklin, MA, and Matthew Nerz and his wife Candace of San Diego, CA. His grandchildren; Patrick and Rebecca in Raliegh, Jacqueline in West Hartford, Ryan, Colin and Alexander in Danielson, James and Thomas in Franklin, MA and Veronica in San Diego also survive him. He also leaves his brother C. Warren Nerz and his wife Lorraine of Syracuse, NY; his sisters, June Todd of Vernon and Barbara McGarry Peters of Alexandria, VA, and numerous nephews and nieces. His sister Marie predeceased him. Don was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Calling hours are Sunday (Feb. 9) from 5-7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Funeral services will be Monday (Feb. 10) at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. Interment of ashes will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105.

LOAD-DATE: February 7, 2003 



[MC in the News]


February 7, 2003
HEADLINE: Research and Markets 
  The Future of Voice/Data Consolidation: Markets, Technologies, and Strategies

In recent months the voice/data consolidation market has been at the center of a whirlwind of activity, yet this breathtaking pace of progress has confused prospective customers and created unrealistic expectations about the time frame for transitioning to packetized networks. Right now, the information industry needs a rational, objective, and qualitative assessment of the viability of this market, for both the present and the future. Such an assessment is particularly critical because the progress of voice/data consolidation will indeed revolutionize the communications industry over the next 10 years.

In an effort to help the industry gain this understanding, the International Engineering Consortium, in partnership with Communications Industry Researchers, Inc., is pleased to present The Future of Voice/Data Consolidation: Markets, Technologies, and Strategies.

While the merits of a consolidated network for all its segments are compelling in theory, large corporate end users and service providers alike remain somewhat skeptical. The Future of Voice/Data Consolidation points out that what seems to be a common assumption among some vendors and network operators-that the market is convinced of the merits of voice/data consolidation-is simply not true. While there is a growing consensus that consolidation may indeed be inevitable, work remains to be done on the marketing front to bridge this gap and nurture this market. Nevertheless, the interests of a diverse set of very powerful industry participants addressing all aspects of the market are intersecting, with voice/data consolidation at the nexus. This research report discusses how this consolidation trend will transcend traditional market segments, focusing on the wide-area network (WAN) access market as the first area where voice/data fusion will gain significant penetration. The consolidation of traffic in the wide-area access segment of the network represents significant opportunities over the next three to five years, starting in 2000. However, there are a number of technical and marketing obstacles that must be conquered to realize the potential of this market.

The Future of Voice/Data Consolidation examines these obstacles and explores how service providers of all varieties can take advantage of the coming consolidation for competitive success.

Key questions addressed include the following:

What has caused the recent surge in end-user interest in voice/data consolidation? What are key success strategies that vendors and service providers should adopt for the next three years as voice/data consolidation moves forward? What are the critical benefits of a unified voice/data network for service providers? For end users? Of the three main network segments, why will voice/data convergence occur in the WAN first? What will be the role of gateways in the emerging voice/data network? Does circuit switching have a future? What role will compression techniques play in the progress of voice/data convergence?

Use this report to gain invaluable insight into the technology and business issues affecting the consolidation of voice and data traffic, today and tomorrow.


Examines the status and prospects of the three main technology options for consolidating voice and data Analyzes the drivers for voice/data consolidation, including implementation incentives and obstacles Discusses likely time frames for the migration from circuit-switched to packet-switched networks Projects the time frames by which each major segment of the end-to-end network will undergo voice/data consolidation Explores the role of IP, ATM, and frame relay in the current and future migration to a consolidated network Offers success strategies for vendors and service providers alike in meeting the challenges of the integrated voice/data network Explains the reality of voice/data consolidation as perceived by end users and how this may differ from service-provider and vendor expectations


Incumbent local-exchange carriers (ILEC) that must look at consolidated services as a means to defend and build market-share in an increasingly competitive local loop Competitive local-exchange carriers (CLEC) whose corporate customers will be looking for a range of voice and data services from a single communications provider Interexchange carriers (IXC) that are deploying ATM and other packet technologies in an effort to enable the end-to-end integrated solutions Service providers and enterprise equipment vendors whose future prosperity depends on accurately gauging the demand for converged voice/data services on enterprise and public networks Corporate network managers whose purchasing decisions are driven by a clear understanding of the objectives and capabilities of service providers and equipment vendors Satellite and fixed wireless service providers whose business plans include serving the integrated communications needs of key corporate markets Cable network operators for which new revenue streams (such as cable telephony) must be exploited to ensure future growth Application developers that must accurately understand the pace and likely progression of the voice/data consolidation market to plan for future product development About the Authors

Timothy Burke currently holds the position of research director for voice/data consolidation with Communications Industry Researchers. He is also an adjunct professor at Northeastern University in Boston, where he teaches courses in frame relay, ATM, TCP/IP, data communications, ISDN, and DSL technologies for both the university and corporate clients.

Mr. Burke has a B.S.E.E. from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, as well as an M.S. in telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His 1994 master's thesis was titled "An Evaluation of SMDS and Frame Relay as Part of a Migration Strategy to ATM."

Lawrence D. Gasman, Communications Industry Researchers' president and research director, has authored numerous reports on broadband networking, including ATM, SONET, WDM, and high-speed access. Mr. Gasman has worked in the United States, Europe, and Asia carrying out demanding custom research assignments for some of the world's leading communications providers and equipment manufacturers.

Mr. Gasman holds degrees from the University of Manchester, London School of Economics, and the London Business School.  




Patiently working

February 8, 2003 1:07 am

Mary Washington College women's basketball coach Becky Timmins gives freshman Amanda Burnham some personal instruction during practice. With seven freshmen on her roster, patience and teaching have been priorities for Timmins.

MWC head coach Becky Timmins intently watches her players during a four-on-four scrimmage Thursday at Goolrick Hall.


Timmins tries to rebuild MWC women's team

Becky Timmins stood near the bleachers, far away from her Mary Washington College women's basketball practice last week. She looked stern and distant, staring intently with her arms crossed in front of her.

Timmins' rigid stance soon melted as she tucked her practice notes into the back of her waistband and hiked her warmup pants to the length of peddle-pushers. Suiting her better was a position close to the endline where she could eye her team's intricate offense straight-on.

A few steps forward, and Timmins was in the lane, dishing up shots for the Eagles to rebound and begin their transition to the other end of the court.

"She has enthusiasm that's just infectious," said former Princeton head coach Liz Feeley, Timmins' prior boss.

As practice progressed, Timmins inched further into play. A tough workout loomed for freshman point guard Diane Frantz, who had to scrimmage against her coach.

"She'll just jump in there. Sometimes she'll run [Frantz] into the ground," sophomore forward Laura Hanks said.

Frantz welcomes Timmins on the court with her.

"She pushes me and makes me do stuff I normally wouldn't do," Frantz said.

The team responds well to Timmins' hands-on coaching.

"You can tell she has a lot of fire inside her. She commands a good presence," senior forward Caitlin Wilkinson said.

Two years into her first head-coaching job, Timmins, 29, is less removed from her playing days than most head coaches. During her senior season (1994-95) at Division I Manhattan College, she averaged 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, ranking second on the team in both categories.

"I don't know if a lot of people realize what a great player she is," said long-time friend and York College coach Betsy Witman.

Timmins sometimes can best teach the tough offense she's installing by simply demonstrating it. Other times, it's better to study the action on the court and verbalize her instruction.

"It's a big transition going from a player to a coach," Timmins said. "You're on the other side, watching people and trying to make the plays work."

The Eagles are running the popular Princeton offense--"only at 50 percent for now," Timmins said. The system of intricate screens, cuts and passes puts a premium on patience and takes time to learn--often years.

That gives rise to one of Timmins' toughest responsibilities as a new coach: keeping a team motivated when wins are scarce.

Last year, struggling with five new starters and the loss of three key players to season-ending ACL injuries, Mary Washington went a dismal 5-20.

The Eagles' record has not improved significantly this season. They are currently 5-13 overall and 2-7 in the Capital Athletic Conference. MWC has begun seeing signs of future success lately, however, having split its last six games. In two of the three losses, the Eagles held leads in the second half--including a 17-point edge over York.

"The second year is more difficult that the first year," Feeley said. "The honeymoon is over and reality sets in. Even as [Timmins] brings in her own players, they still might not win as much as they want to. Helping them to keep the faith when they're not winning--that's not easy. It's probably her most difficult challenge."

Assistant coach Dave McAndrew said Timmins' youth helps her relate to her players and encourage them even when their stats are in the red.

"She's young enough she can coach these kids and still know what they're going through," he said.

And young enough to use the latest slang. When she gave an errant directive at a recent practice, she patted herself on the chest and said, "I lied. My bad." Wanting Wilkinson to spin her shot more, Timmins suggested, "Put a little English on that, Caitlin."

Timmins leaves her office door fully open to her players. She also extends the hospitality of her home. Four times this seasson, she's grilled fajitas for the team.

Timmins hopes her off-court accommodations will help the Eagles better embrace her new system. The Princeton offense, crafted by former Tigers men's coach Pete Carril, has boomed in popularity in recent years. The NBA's New Jersey Nets and Sacramento Kings currently use it.

Timmins learned the specialized offense first-hand as an assistant coach for three years at Princeton.

"When Becky came, she picked up on things really quickly. Immediately, she was an asset in helping us teach the components of the system," Feeley said.

The Princeton women won the Ivy League championship during Timmins' first year as an assistant there. Previously, she was an assistant coach at Division I Bucknell for a year and at Division III College of New Jersey for two seasons. At Princeton, she was chiefly in charge of nation-wide recruiting and also coached the guards.

Timmins recruits more regionally now, mainly within the mid-Atlantic. The relax in travel allows her to concentrate more on coaching and the extensive trial-and-error process that goes with it.

"It was really hard learning the system for the first time last year," Eagles sophomore Laura Hanks said. "You have to be really basketball smart and know if this happens and that happens, you go there. If that doesn't happen, then you go there."

Added junior guard Katie Anderson: "The reward is if you do the right thing, you know you get a lot of open looks."

But even when a young team like MWC executes everything well, the points still don't always come. Seven of the Eagles' 13 players are freshman, and only three are upperclassmen. As a team, MWC is shooting 37 percent from the field this season.

Connie Gallahan coached the Eagles for 24 seasons before Timmins took over in 2001.

"The offense she uses is excellent. They get good wide-open shots. If they don't make [the baskets], it's not the coach's fault," Gallahan said. "The team just needs a little confidence. It needs people to step up and take charge."

That task has been tough for Timmins with senior leadership at a minimum.

"All the hard work is going to eventually pay off for [Timmins]," Feeley said. "The offense is going to start looking really simple."

St. Mary's (Md.) College coach Nan Hambrose sees a lot of promise in the Eagles as well.

"They're a CAC team we'll have to look out for in the future," she said. "They make me very nervous."


Copyright 2001 The Free Lance-Star Publishing Company.



Joseph Tucci, President and CEO, EMC


Picture this: Tough-talking New Yorker Joe Tucci, president and CEO of EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC - message board), lying on a beach wearing a Byte Me T-shirt. Can you imagine? Check it out: He's already got the shirt (see photo, below left).

Actually, it should probably read: "Ayyy! You Wanna Piece o' Me?"

A model New Yorker, Tucci is also a no-nonsense chief executive who finds the daunting challenge of getting EMC back on track "fun."

Tucci, who isn't insane, took the job in January 2001 as the company's stock began its plunge from over $100 to below $10 a share, where it is today. The downturn in the economy and EMC's laissez faire attitude toward refreshing its technology stockpile enabled its biggest competitors – Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ - message board), IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM - message board), and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) – to eat its lunch. Analysts estimate EMC lost as much as 30 percent market share in high-end storage over this period (see HDS Gains on EMC and EMC Bombs Big-Time).

Now EMC has charged back with a brand-new Symmetrix, the DMX, which features a point-to-point "matrix" architecture that Hopkinton's spin doctors herald as "truly revolutionary." It's also overhauled its midrange line, the Clariion, and tapped a powerful partner, Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq: DELL - message board), to resell it (see EMC Soups Up Symm, EMC and Dell Double-Down, and EMC Revs Up Clariion).

EMC's leader has no illusions about the challenge he faces in regaining share, but he's well-versed in the business of managing derailed companies. Prior to joining EMC, Tucci guided Wang Global through a successful emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Under his leadership, Wang acquired and integrated 10 companies, and its market capitalization more than tripled. Wang was itself acquired in June 1999 by Amsterdam-based services firm Gentronics NV.

Before joining Wang in 1991, Tucci was president of U.S. information systems for Unisys Corp (NYSE: UIS - message board). He began his career as a systems programmer at RCA Corp. and holds a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and a master's degree in business from Columbia University.

In New York this week to finally unveil the Symmetrix DMX, Joe Tucci sat down to talk with Byte and Switch editors Jo Maitland and Todd Spangler about EMC's new lease on life.

DMX: It's the Hardware, Stupid




2003 Bronx Science- Manhattan College Model Bridge Competition Rules


These rules have been developed for the 2003 Bronx Science- Manhattan College Model Bridge Competition to be held on Sunday, April 6, 2003 at The Bronx H.S. of Science. Questions about these rules should be directed to Mr. Mitch Fox at (718)933-2637 or Martha Szporn A.P. Phys.Sci at (718)817-7700. The object of this contest is to see who can design, construct and test the most efficient bridge within the following specifications.




Copyright 2003 Daily Press, Inc.  
Daily Press
February 16, 2003 Sunday FINAL EDITION
SECTION: Life, Pg. H4

Donald P. Landvogt and Sonja I. Muller, who were married in 1943 in Fort Monmouth, N.J., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.

Donald joined the Army in 1942 and Sonja joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1943 after graduation from the Staten Island Hospital School of Nursing.

"It was a crucial time for America," said Sonja, "and nurses were needed." Born and raised on Staten Island, N.Y., she also attended Wagner College and New York University.

Since Sonja was married, she was assigned to Camp Upton, N.Y., where she served for the duration of the war. President Franklin Roosevelt's orders forbade assigning married nurses to troop shipments.

Donald was born in Chicago and grew up on Staten Island, N.Y. He attended Manhattan College before enlisting in the Army during World War II. Before the war, he was a star baseball pitcher and a strong major league pitching candidate. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 and attained the rank of master sergeant. General Lucius B. Clay awarded him the Legion of Merit for outstanding performance for his participation in planning the military occupation of Germany.

After his discharge from the Army, he found employment with General Foods Corp., which turned into a 40-year career. Don retired in 1978 as the national sales promotion manager.

While raising their three children, Thomas G. Landvogt, Kathleen A. Ehrhart of Williamsburg, and Barbara I. Bonney of White Plains, N.Y. Sonja served as president of the Women's Club in Pleasantville, N.Y., and on the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Federation of Women's Clubs.

Their son Thomas said, "Our parents were always there for us. We are very, very fortunate to have parents that instilled faith and values in us. They always supported us and it helped us all of our lives."

Once they entered high school, Sonja returned to nursing. "I didn't have to go to work," she said, "I just loved my work."

The couple retired to Florida in 1978 where they stayed busy with golf and community activities.

In Florida she served as president of the Church Women at St. Mark Lutheran Church and as president of the Suncoast Conference of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. In addition, she was the Lutheran Church Women chairperson to PONTIFAX, a "bridge-building" group to reunite the Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Episcopal churches in southwest Florida. She is currently a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Williamsburg.

The Landvogts, who reside in Williamsburg, also have five grandchildren.

Hannelore McDonald can be reached at 247-4780 or by e-mail at soccasions@daily

GRAPHIC: Photo (b&w); Donald P. Landvogt and Sonja I. Muller Landvogt

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Copyright 2003 Minnesota Public Radio. All Rights Reserved  
SHOW: Marketplace Morning Report (5:50 AM ET) - SYND
February 11, 2003 Tuesday
HEADLINE: Price for a seat on the New York Stock Exchange drops for the fourth time in less than a year
KAI RYSSDAL, anchor:

The general trend for prices on Wall Street these days is--right--down, and we are not talking just for shares. The price of a seat on the New York Stock Exchange has dropped for the fourth time in less than a year. From New York, MARKETPLACE's Bob Moon has that story.

BOB MOON reporting:

Maybe $1,750,000 doesn't sound like much of a bargain, but the latest selling price for an Exchange seat is 33 percent less than the peak price just three and a half years ago. Charles Geisst is a Wall Street historian and Manhattan College finance professor. He says the last time we saw hard times like this, it ended up being cheaper to buy a Stock Exchange seat than buying a cab license.

Professor CHARLES GEISST (Manhattan College): In the late 1970s, when New York was in its financial crisis and the market wasn't doing well either, the price of a New York Stock Exchange seat was actually lower than the price of a New York taxi medallion.

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Copyright 2003 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
February 16, 2003 Sunday NASSAU AND SUFFOLK EDITION
HEADLINE: Ritual and Remembrance
BYLINE: By Paul Mariani. Paul Mariani, a professor of English at Boston College, is the author most recently of "Thirty Days: On Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius."

Just as many of us - Catholics and non-Catholics alike - feared, new allegations of sexual misconduct and cover-up by members of the church continue to surface. It's been an especially tough time for believing Catholics, who can't help noticing the further emptying of pews in our parishes each Sunday morning, or the varying looks of anger, dismay and betrayal on the faces of fellow Catholics whenever clerical abuse is brought up. Though the spotlight was mainly on Boston last year, many of us thought it was just a matter of time before allegations surfaced in other places. Now the light is focused on Long Island, where I grew up 50 years ago.

As Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota released a grand jury report claiming that the Diocese of Rockville Centre failed abuse victims, I thought back on the scandals in Boston and Springfield and the uneasy sense of recognizing some of the names that have made the papers: priests directly or by association connected with clerical sexual abuse of minors. To me, these are not predators going about in the guise of priests, as the media has insinuated. Rather, these are priests who have violated their vows of celibacy and the trust we give to them. I think there's a real difference. All my life I've been what they call a practicing Catholic, proud of my faith, proud of almost all the many religious leaders I've been privileged to know. Even where their names are lost, I have fond memories of the priests I knew in Levittown and Mineola, parishes where my brother and I served each Sunday and often at the 7 a.m. Mass on weekdays, reciting the Latin responses - Ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meum - to a handful of blue-haired grandmothers ready to begin their days or men in coveralls getting ready to go off to their jobs delivering oil or driving buses.

I'm the oldest of seven, and in the mid-1950s I went to Chaminade High. My father ran a Sinclair gas station back then, located across from the county courthouses in Mineola, in a half-mythical time when gasoline was just 25 cents a gallon. Thinking back, I didn't question how it was that my parents could afford to send me to a private Catholic school, and it wasn't until much later that my mother let drop that Father Hagen had helped pay my tuition out of his own meager salary. He was a tough little Irishman, as we all knew, but he performed his duties quietly and even heroically, going to his reward long ago, and I will always remember him for his generosity and example.

And there were others: Father Delaney, who let me babysit the rectory when he had to be away - this was in the days before answering machines. And the priests I knew when I was studying for the priesthood with the Marianists up in Beacon, N.Y., along the majestic Hudson. And the priests and brothers at Manhattan College, who gave so unselfishly of themselves. And the many Jesuits - Father J.J. Bresnahan at Gloucester among them, and Father Larry Corcoran in Weston, and others, who led me step-by-step through the spiritual exercises of Ignatius Loyola. And Fathers Ed Keyes and Johnny Johnson in the Cursillo Movement, and so many other priests, whose names I have forgotten.

The thought then of a priest abusing his position as our pastor - our shepherd - was for me unthinkable. I have met several priests whose names have surfaced in the Boston scandals, one of them I thought I knew quite well. At first, I wanted only to put distance between myself and them. But they have yet to be charged with anything formally, and I still hold - though it's difficult at moments - that one is innocent until proven otherwise. Besides, as much as we Catholics respect our clergy, we've never believed that they constitute the church. We're all part of the church - laypersons and clergy alike - trying to go the journey we all have to go.

Yes, I'm troubled - angry even - at what has happened. But the church is bigger than them, and I refuse to let these men rob me of the consolations of my faith.

The daily round of things - the Hours, ritual, likewise - sustain me. And so, at this time of the year I rise in the dark, often grumbling, get dressed, part my hair, climb into my tomblike car and drive the seven miles north to Turners Falls, much as I rode my bike to Mass 50 years ago down on Long Island, to once more attend the 7 a.m. Mass. I do this because I need it, because I need spiritual nourishment even more than I need my morning oatmeal or bagel. I know this, because I used to try to do it my way, as if I were a law unto myself, which I wasn't, and failed spectacularly not once but over and over. Usually there's no great revelation vouchsafed me. But there's the profound peace that never fails to come with the taking of the bread and wine in the Eucharist. There it is, offered to all who come, no questions asked.

And, if the truth be told, I find myself praying for both the victims and for the priests who hurt them, and for our church - that we can heal the rift and rise beyond the present scandal, and get on with the work that needs to be done, of feeding the hungry and solacing those who need solace.

As a Catholic I believe Christ himself is in that Eucharist, and that he comes to us to make us more whole, more what we might fully be if we would only let God work through us. He had a dream for us, God's beloved, and spoke of it on the night before he died. It's something we remember in every Mass we celebrate. And it is a celebration, in spite of the fact that it was the same night on which he was betrayed - by one of his own. It was the same night that Peter and the others who had followed him from the beginning suddenly scattered like shot dogs before the powers of this world.

Just now it is the members of the church hierarchy who are implicated in the betrayal of the innocent, many of them adults who have had to live with that betrayal seared into their minds and bodies. But we know - don't we? - that we've all betrayed God, some more, some less, each in our own special way. Which is why I need the church - and its many good priests and religious and laypeople - more than ever. I have to believe that after this Good Friday there can come again an Eastering, if - as the prophets and Christ himself warned us over and over again - we will only turn back to God again, because, really, what other option do we have?

GRAPHIC: Illustration by Tim Foley

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Copyright 2003 The Oracle via U-Wire  
University Wire
February 14, 2003, Friday
HEADLINE: 50 U. South Florida students to spend spring break volunteering
BYLINE: By Britta Clark, The Oracle
SOURCE: U. South Florida
DATELINE: Tampa, Fla.

During spring break, 50 University of South Florida students will spend their time helping the community as a part of the third year of Volunteer USF's involvement with the national organization Break Away.

In 1991, two Vanderbilt University Students, Micheal Magevney and Laura Mann, formed Break Away. In the beginning, the organization was operating through the university. Since 2000, it has become a national non-profit organization based in Tallahassee. USF is one of 70 chapter schools that are active participants in alternative spring breaks through Break Away.

Universities and colleges across the nation reach out to the community in Break Away's national mission to connect college campuses with communities. Participants include Central Michigan University, Lafayette College, Manhattan College, Davidson College, the University of Florida, Florida State University and Agnes Scott College.

USF students will travel to five different locations of service this spring, including Clay County Association for the Retarded, Nature Conservancy, Fresh Ministries of Florida, Pennuel Ridge Retreat Center in Tennessee and Wesley Community Center in Georgia.

Every year, a board of students work with Volunteer USF coordinator Amy Simon to plan and organize the trips. The current board of Tim Luttrell, Sandy Legoute and Jamilia Sly started planning the trip during the summer. Legoute said they used the Break Away site bank to find locations of service. They then focused on recruiting both site leaders and group volunteers for the trips.

"The spring break trips make a big difference," she said. "They create a weeklong environment for community outreach versus usual day-long events.

"You have much more of an impact since you get to know people during the week."

All of the service sites are student led. At each of the sites, students assist and develop partnerships with the community.

"People fall in love with the people that they serve. They build friendships," Simon said.

At each site, the type of outreach is different. Clay County Association for the Retarded is an outreach for people who have developmental disabilities. Pennuel Ridge Center and the Nature Conservancy are sites where students work hands-on with the environment. At Fresh Ministries, students will mentor children at an inner city after-school program and build homes with Habitat for Humanity. At Wesley Community Center, volunteers will be working with an elderly community.

The volunteers for the upcoming spring break include a variety of returning and new volunteers. Students come from different backgrounds and experiences. Legoute said she is participating this spring as a site leader for the second year.

Senior Stefanie Riviero said this spring will be her second working at a Bristol, Fla., site with the Nature Conservancy and Torreya State Park. Riviero said she chose the Bristol site to help an environment that is overlooked.

"It is going to help the community in Northwest Florida because of the work that is going to be done," Riviero said. "It is a chance to meet new people I would not have normally met through the university setting."

Each year, Volunteer USF has worked to expand its alternative spring break program. In its first year with Break Away, it only participated at one site. The second year, it branched out to three. Now in the third year, the USF program has grown to participate in five sites. Simon is excited at the thought of what will come in the future of the program here at USF.

"Hopefully, this is a beginning that will get people to do more," Simon said.

Simon said volunteers are still needed for the 2003 alternative spring break outreach.

(C) 2002 The Oracle via U-WIRE

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Novelist, producer who were Catholic college classmates team up again

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- More than 30 years ago, when Catholic students James Patterson and Michael O'Hara met on the campus of Catholic-run Manhattan College in New York City, it was under less than the best of circumstances. "I had written something inflammatory" for publication in the college newspaper, the Quadrangle, recalled O'Hara, then a freshman at Manhattan and today a TV producer. "They didn't want to publish it. But Jim (a senior then) stood up for me and it got published. I always remember that, and that he was a stand-up guy." Fast-forward to 2002: NBC bought the rights to film the crime novel "First to Die," by Patterson, now a best-selling author. The network submitted, as is stated in its contract with the author, a list of five producers to Patterson and asked him to pick one to oversee the project. "But then they say, 'There's one that we really want you to meet,' which they mean is the one they want you to choose," Patterson said. NBC arranged for Patterson to meet this producer. It turned out to be O'Hara. "We spent half of the time talking about the project and half of the time talking about people we knew," said Patterson in a telephone interview with Catholic News Service from his home in Palm Beach, Fla.





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: 


Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 19:25:07 EST
Subject: Manhattan College - Please Post Resume

Please post resume.  On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I was given the opportunity of working for a better company.  Since I have many friends in New Jersey, I expect to be returning to New Jersey soon.

Raymond Eric Zbacnik, Class of 1977


Engineer with 25 years experience in process design, process development and management of engineers in the chemical, environmental and petroleum industries.

-  Led teams of engineers in the design of refinery units and air pollution control plants.

-  Performed forced oxidation testing at Michigan South Central Power Agency FGD plant.

-  Process designed Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Units for numerous contracts in America and Asia.

-  Chaired design review for wet FGD improvement and was secretary for dry FGD design review.

-  Established and managed environmental division library.

-  Worked in Montreal, Canada; Reading, England; and Jeddah & Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

-  Super Judge of Engineering at 1999-2002 Western Reserve District 5 Science Day, sponsored by Polymers                                                    Department at University of Akron.



BABCOCK & WILCOX                                                               Barberton, Ohio

Process Engineer    1990 – 2003

Babcock & Wilcox is a leader in the design of boilers and environmental equipment for the utility industry.  The company has played a dominant role in the design of flue gas desulfurization plants since 1970.

 Lead on dry scrubber designs for Public Service of Colorado, Cherokee 3 and 4, and Valmont 5.

 Carried out contract work on wet scrubber designs for Cinergy, Gibson 4; Taiwan Power Company, Taichung 5-8; Korea Electric Power Company, Taean 1-4, Hadong 1-6; National Power, Pembroke1-4 (Wales).

Carried out pre-contract work on a wet FGD for Hin Krut, Thailand, with seawater as make-up.

 Established and managed the environmental division library.

 Acted as chairman for a preferential hydroclone separation design review and was secretary for a  new airfoil dry scrubber design for Alcudia, Majorca (island in Mediterranean Sea).


NORTON COMPANY                                                                         Stow, Ohio

Process Engineer                                                                           1988 – 1990

The Selexol acid gas removal process of Norton provided an environmentally efficient means of removing light hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from natural gas and synthesis gas.  The Selexol division was sold to a consortium in July 1990, and the technology is now at UOP.

 Responsible for the process design and development of acid gas removal plants.

 Proposed 70 designs.

Designed a mercaptan removal unit in Calgary, Alberta Canada.


FOSTER WHEELER CORPORATION                                  Livingston, New Jersey

Process Engineer                                                                          1990 – Present

Foster Wheeler is a major player in the design of boilers, petroleum refineries, chemical plants, pharmaceutical plants, and environmental equipment.

 Led engineers in design of two fluid catalytic cracker light ends units for Argentina.

 Designed bulk pharmaceutical plant.

 Assisted in precommissioning Yanbu Domestic Refinery.

Designed marine and truck unloading units for a TORC (Thai Oil Refining Company) refinery in Thailand.

 Helped establish a joint venture by preparing proposals, transferring refining technology and training SNC personnel.

 Designed fluid catalytic crackers, and catalytic reformers.

 Developed coal gasification cleanup processes for the Department of Energy. 

Monitored a coal ash agglomerating gasifier at IGT in Chicago. 

 Process designed agricultural chemical plants for Canada and Mexico. 

Designed cooling water system for Lagoven Refinery in Amuay Venezuela, while at Exxon. 

 Designed refinery flares and wrote FORTRAN computer program to size flare headers.

Performed a field survey of an MEK dewaxing unit in the Gulf Port Arthur (Texas) refinery.


                ME, Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College, Ridgedale, NY, 1977.

                BS, Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1973.

                Studied at other universities in Indiana and New Jersey.


         Studied French and Russian in School.

         Independently studied Latin, Greek and Hebrew.


         Worked in Montreal, Reading (England), Jeddah and Yanbu (Saudi Arabia)


         Super Judge of Engineering at Western Reserve District 5 Science Fair

         Biblical Gematria





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]


The country’s top collegiate basketball student-athletes move one step closer to earning All-American honors

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Feb. 18, 2003) — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the NABC Division I All-District Teams recognizing the country's best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across the country. The 150 student-athletes, from 15 districts, are now eligible for the NABC Division I All-American Team to be announced at the conclusion of the 2002-2003 NCAA men's basketball season.

District 2
First Team
Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse
Luis Flores, Manhattan
Marcus Hatten, St. John's
Marquez Green, St. Bonaventure
Jermaine Hall, Wagner

Second Team
Hakim Warrick, Syracuse
Prosper Karangwa, Siena
Gerry McNamara, Syracuse
Brian Dux, Canisius
Anthony Glover, St. John's



RIVERDALE, NY (February 19, 2003) – Manhattan College head softball coach Lois J. Kahl announced the hiring of Colleen Reid and Gina D'Amaro as assistant softball coaches.

D'Amaro, a native of Centereach, NY, is a 1999 graduate of Long Island University (CW Post campus) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Exercise Rehabilitation with a minor in Criminal Justice. She also holds a State of New York Public School Teacher Certificate in Physical Education.

D'Amaro coached both the junior varsity and varsity squads at Centereach and Hauppauge High Schools on Long Island in addition to serving as an assistant coach at Suffolk Community College. She was also a former National Junior Olympic Fastpitch Softball coach for the Fire & Ice (Long Island) 18-Under summer team for four seasons. D'Amaro was also an instructor at West Point's summer softball camps. In addition to her softball coaching experience, D'Amaro has also mentored high school field hockey and lacrosse. She is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and presently works in the private sector.

Reid, a native of the Bronx, is a 2002 graduate of SUNY-Cortland with a BS in Physical Education. Reid, who lettered in softball at Suffolk Community College, was named to the All-Region First Team in the NJCAA and was selected to the NFCA First Team as an infielder. Reid also played ice hockey at SUNY-Cortland where she was named the Red Letter MVP in 2001-02. She led the Long Island Hurricanes to the 2000 B Division Championship in Detroit, Michigan. Reid was also featured in “Who's Who Among Junior College Students” in 1999. Currently, Reid serves as a substitute teacher in the West Islip School District.

Manhattan begins the 2003 season at the Georgia State Tournament March 1-2 in Atlanta, GA. Manhattan will take on host Georgia State on March 1 at 12:15 PM.



EDISON, NJ (February 19, 2003) – The Manhattan College softball team has been picked to finish eighth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, as selected by the league's head coaches.

The Lady Jaspers are under the direction of first-year head coach Lois J. Kahl and are coming off a 15-27 season in 2002. Manhattan finished sixth in the MAAC last season with a 6-1 conference mark. Kahl and the Lady Jaspers return 13 letterwinners from last year's squad including seven starters.

Among the returning veterans are senior pitcher Candice Aulogia (New Windsor, NY), junior pitcher Brianne Illanovsky (Matamoras, PA) and sophomore infielders Margaret LaFex (Syracuse, NY) and Erika Kostik (Orangeburg, NY). Aulogia posted a 4-9 record and a 2.43 ERA last season while amassing 35 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched. Illanovsky notched a 5-6 record, the most wins on the staff, and was third on the team with a 2.52 ERA. She struck out 32 batters in 64 innings of work. LaFex and Kostik each had fine rookie campaigns in 2002, and are the top two offensive threats returning to the Lady J's. LaFex batted .232 with 19 hits and eight RBI, while Kostik batted .231 with 24 hits and 13 RBI.

Manhattan kicks off the 2003 campaign at the Georgia State Tournament March 1-2. The Lady Jaspers take on host Georgia State at 12:15 PM on Saturday March 1.

2003 MAAC Softball Preseason Coaches Poll
Fairfield 75
Canisius 72
Saint Peter's 67
Iona 56
Rider 32
Siena 32
Marist 31
Manhattan 21
Niagara 19



BALTIMORE, MD (FEBRUARY 18, 2003)- Rosalee Mason (London, England) and Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) both scored over 20 points to lead the Lady Jaspers to 62-52 victory over Loyola on Tuesday afternoon. Kilkenny led the team with 22 points and Mason added 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Manhattan (15-8, 12-2) has now won 12 consecutive games and remains in first place in the conference. Loyola drops to 11-13 overall and 7-8 in the MAAC.

After trailing 37-33 and allowing Loyola to shoot 59% in the first half, the Lady Jaspers held the Greyhounds to 33% shooting in the second half.

The Lady Jaspers went on a 6-0 run to open the second half and took a 39-37 lead. Kilkenny scored four points during that span and Mason added a layup. Manhattan extended its lead to 50-44 on a Mason jumper. Loyola was able to cut the lead to one, 50-49, but Manhattan went on a 12-2 run to take a 62-51 lead.

Manhattan held Loyola guard, Shontrese Smith to zero points in the second half after Smith scored 18 first half points.

Manhattan shot 80% (20-25) from the foul line for the game. Mason was 10-10 from the line.

The Lady Jaspers return to action on Friday, February 21, when they head to Marist for a 7:00 PM contest.



BALTIMORE, MD (February 16, 2003) - Due to inclement weather conditions in Maryland, Sunday's women's basketball game against Loyola has been postponed. The game was originally rescheduled for Monday, February 17 at 7:00 PM, but will now be played on Tuesday February 18 at 3:00 PM at Reitz Arena.



[Sports from the News or Web]

Copyright 2003 Gannett Company, Inc.  
February 13, 2003, Thursday, FIRST EDITION
HEADLINE: Manhattan makes case with streak At 15 and counting, team talking tourney
BYLINE: Tom Pedulla

NEW YORK -- All schools yearn for extended winning streaks. Manhattan College, which has won 15 in a row, now the longest streak in Division I men's basketball, felt it imperative to have one.

"It's something we base our motivation on," says fourth-year coach Bobby Gonzalez. "We realize to get national attention, to get an at-large bid (to the NCAA tournament), to make waves nationally, we have to do something exceptional. That's why we go game to game and stay unbelievably focused." Whether at the mid-major level that Manhattan occupies or the starkest schoolyard, 15 in a row carries clout. Louisville, whose streak ended at 17 with a 59-58 loss to Saint Louis on Wednesday, has enjoyed a greater roll.

Manhattan's confidence is soaring, leading the Jaspers to believe they can be giant-killers come March. "I know for a fact we don't fear anybody in the country," says 6-2 junior guard Luis Flores. "We will come out and play big in big games. We are a big-time team. We step up when we've got to step up."

His game is as strong as his words. The Rutgers transfer ranks among the national leaders in scoring (24.6 points) and free throw percentage (90.6%). He is averaging 27.1 points since the Jaspers' last loss, 74-72 to visiting Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe St. Peter's on a Dec. 21 buzzer-beater.

Since then, 19-3 Manhattan has:

* Become the fifth school in the 50-year history of the Holiday Festival to repeat as tournament champion, toppling St. John's (72-65) and then MAAC rival Iona (68-63), which had shocked North Carolina in its semifinal.

* Downed Big East opponent Seton Hall 74-70 and rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to overtake conference opponent Canisius 75-72 in winning 10 of its 15 in a row away from home.

* Fashioned an average winning margin of 11 points a game during a streak that falls two shy of the school record set in 1930-31.

* Earned a computer ranking of 56th in the nation.

"We had a great will to win last year," Gonzalez says of a 20-9 club that missed the NCAA tournament when it was eliminated by Fairfield in the MAAC tournament's first round. "This team has an iron will. We bend, but we don't break."

Players take their cue from Gonzalez, a former Virginia assistant who inherited a tattered 5-22 team. His determination and recruiting prowess allowed him to transform the program into one that is arguably New York's strongest.

Manhattan, which leads the MAAC at 12-1 and hosts second-place Fairfield tonight, has shown before that it should not be overlooked. The Jaspers swept 14 in a row to earn the conference's only at-large NCAA bid in 1994-95 then silenced skeptics by knocking off Oklahoma in the opening round.

Gonzalez envisions similar March Madness if Manhattan keeps sizzling.

"I would not want to be in that other locker room," he says. "This is a dangerous team. We've got tough kids, a great player in Luis Flores, and a lot of other good players."

GRAPHIC: Leading the way: Manhattan's Luis Flores is among the nation's top scorers.

LOAD-DATE: February 13, 2003 


Copyright 2003 Newsday, Inc.  
Newsday (New York, NY)
February 11, 2003 Tuesday NASSAU AND SUFFOLK EDITION
HEADLINE: St. John's Slip Is Showing;
Poor facilities, recruiting woes, game's evolution causes of decline

Near the end of Saturday's 17-point loss to Virginia Tech, boos tore through Alumni Hall. For the first time in Mike Jarvis' five years at St. John's, fans chanted for him to be fired.

The game was the first Alumni Hall sellout of the season for the Red Storm, which used to fill every seat at its cramped on-campus arena. The Storm also used to win much more often. But at 11-8, 4-5 in the Big East, St. John's is in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.

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With the maximum scholarship allotment reduced from 15 to 13, mid-major programs - local examples include Manhattan and Hofstra - have snared some of the talent that once piled up at traditional powers such as St. John's.

Madison Square Garden remains an elite venue in terms of prestige and profile for St. John's marquee games, but many other schools have made up ground by gaining access to grander off-campus facilities. Georgetown now plays in the 20,600-seat MCI Center, Villanova plays some of its home games in the 21,000-seat First Union Center and schools such as Connecticut and Miami mimic St. John's in splitting time between on-campus arenas and larger civic facilities. "Everyone's got a building, whereas years ago, Madison Square Garden was The Building," Macarchuk said.

The Garden is one of the few selling points St. John's has in terms of facilities; the rest of the picture is grim. Consider the impressions the Knicks had after practicing at Alumni Hall last fall. "All the guys, they were like, 'This is horrible,'" said the Knicks' Lavor Postell, who played at St. John's from 1996-2000.

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His predecessors had a critical leg up. Carnesecca, for example, attended St. Ann's Academy and St. John's and was comfortable in local CYO, PAL, YMCA and AAU circles.

"Having grown up in that, I certainly had a lot of entrees," said Carnesecca, whose 24-year tenure ended in 1992. "That's where the players were. Why go some other place when the players were here?"

Fran Fraschilla, who recruited Artest, Thornton, Erick Barkley and Anthony Glover as coach from 1996-98, would spend the month of July following the Riverside Church AAU team across the country to one tournament after another.

"If there was a game I wasn't at, I can't remember," said Fraschilla, who came to St. John's from Manhattan College. "Or if I couldn't be there, I had an assistant there. You want these kids to know you're really serious about keeping them home."

Fraschilla also made frequent appearances at games in the fall league of the Gauchos AAU program even when he wasn't scouting a particular prospect. He used these visits to further relationships with coaches and enhance his visibility to players.

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Last week, he expanded on that theme. "You don't have a job if you don't win," Jarvis said. "But there are a lot of different ways to win. It's not always about winning the game or the championship. One of my missions is to prepare my players for life after basketball. Basketball is the vehicle to try to teach."

The other types of winning are harder to calculate. The tally on the court isn't measuring up.

GRAPHIC: 1) AP Photo - Mike Jarvis isn't the only one wondering what has happened to St. John's basketball. 2) Newsday File Photo / J. Conrad Williams Jr. - It hasn't been easy following Lou Carnesecca as St. John's coach. 3) Newsday Photo / Jiro Ose - Marcus Hatten has been one of Mike Jarvis' few recruiting coups at St. John's. 4) Newsday File Photo / Jiro Ose - Mike Jarvis (BACK COVER). Chart - The Post-Looie Era (see end of text)

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February 10, 2003, Monday
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BYLINE: By Frank Isola

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Don Chaney believes all of his assistants _ Tom Thibodeau, Steve Clifford, Herb Williams and Andy Greer _ are head coaching material.

But the next Knicks assistant to make the jump to head coach could be Michael Malone.

With Manhattan College's Bobby Gonzalez regarded as one of the top coaching prospects in the country, Malone figures to be one of the leading candidates to succeed him at Manhattan.

Malone is a former Manhattan assistant coach who considered taking a job as Pete Gillen's top assistant at Virginia last summer.

"I love the NBA," said Malone, whose official title with the Knicks is coaching associate. "It's not easy to find a job on this level. But for the right college job I would go back."

Malone's father, Brendan, is an assistant with the Pacers and was also on Jeff Van Gundy's Knicks staff. Michael Malone said if he becomes a college head coach it would be his dream to have his father work on his staff.

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February 10, 2003, Monday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

Manhattan is no longer just a cute local story.

The Jaspers (19-3), who dismissed Canisius, 79-65, Saturday before a standing-room only crowd of more than 2,800 at Draddy Gymnasium, have gone national with a 15-game winning streak.

Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine called last week and an Hispanic TV station from overseas found its way to Riverdale to interview coach Bobby Gonzalez and his 6-2 junior guard Luis Flores.

Flores, who dropped an unselfish 24 points against Canisius and is averaging 24.5 points, has become the most deserving candidate for the Haggerty Award, given annually to the best player in the metropolitan area. He outscored both St. John's Marcus Hatten - who has NBA talent - and Seton Hall's wonderful little point guard Andre Barrett when the Jaspers beat those two Big East teams at the Garden and at the Meadowlands. Flores grew up in Washington Heights, just 15 minutes from Manhattan's leafy campus. He lived with his grandparents in the largest Dominican neighborhood in the city.

Flores blossomed after learning the game from Pedro Perez, who runs the Dominican Basketball Federation. Perez, who saw what a positive impact Felipe Lopez had on his community as he became the first Dominican player to make it to the NBA, started this organization eight years ago as a way to continue the tradition. He holds his practices at IS 80 on 168th St. and in a nearby park during the summer. "I just wanted to help them develop and do better academically," Perez said. "That's one of the main problems in Washington Heights. Kids have talent, but they don't have direction."

Flores' first love was baseball, but he drifted toward basketball because, as he said, "There was nowhere to play baseball in the winter.

"I was actually the captain of my jayvee baseball team my first year in high school," he recalled. "But I gave it up because I was playing both sports at the same time and my arm would hurt."

When he was 12, Flores found his way to Perez, who was putting together a tri-state area team to play in a Dominican Republic tournament. Flores was a shy kid at first. "He saw something in me," Flores said. "When I first went up, I was still figuring out my game and how good I could become. He helped me out and now he's the main guy in my basketball life."

Flores is not the only success story to come out of Perez's program. Slender 6-7 freshman forward Francisco Garcia is a rising star at Louisville. Rafael Madera, a 6-11 senior prepping at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut, is looking at Richmond and UMass. Guard Ronald Ramon is a young star at All Hallows and Chris De La Rosa is one of the most highly sought-after eighth graders in the city.

Gonzalez, who built his initial reputation as a recruiter before developing into a solid coach, understands the significance of this rich pipeline.

He tried to recruit Flores out of Norman Thomas High, where Flores was the leading scorer in the city his senior year. Flores picked Rutgers but decided to transfer after one year. It was a major step in getting the Jaspers to another level.

Most MAAC coaches feel Manhattan may be less talented than Fairfield, its taller league rival which visits Draddy Thursday night for what should be a wild showdown, but they feel the Jaspers - who go nine deep - have been the best team all season and that Flores is definitely the best player in the league.

What's more, Manhattan has succeeded despite playing just nine home games. "(Assistant) Stevie Masiello and I must have called 168 teams last spring," Gonzalez said. "We got 168 'Nos.' Nobody wants to come to Riverdale."

With apologies to former coach Fran Fraschilla and current Manhattan assistant Travis Lyons, who played on the 1995 Manhattan team that beat Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, we think this is the best Manhattan team in the last 25 years.

NCAA tourney prospects aside, Gonzalez is more concerned about dealing with Fairfield's 6-9 shot-blocker Deng Gai Thursday and coming up with enough tickets for those who want to jump on this bandwagon.

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When Bobby Gonzalez became the coach at Manhattan, he made a promise to athletic director Bob Byrnes.

"I told Mr. Byrnes four years ago when I took this job that (Manhattan) tickets would be worth something," Gonzalez said. "All I can say now is Thursday you better get here early." On Thursday night, Manhattan has a chance to log its 20th win of the season as well as put some distance between itself and second-place Fairfield. The Jaspers put themselves in that position by rolling to a 79-65 victory over Canisius yesterday before a boisterious standing-room-only crowd at Draddy Gymnasium.

The victory was the Jaspers' 15th straight, the second longest streak in the nation behind Louisville's 17.

"People are jumping off trampolines trying to beat us," Gonzalez said. "But we're 32-9 at home in our four years here. We don't want to get beat at home by anybody."

And despite the absence of forward Jared Johnson, who sat out with a groin injury, the Jaspers (19-3, 12-1 MAAC) had little problem handling Canisius (8-14, 4-9).

With Johnson sidelined, Justin Jackette more than filled the void, scoring 16 points as Manhattan raced to a 38-20 halftime lead.

"Before the game I talked to Justin about being more aggressive offensively," Gonzalez said. "I told him we needed him because we lose 15 points with Jared being out."

Jackette then went out and nailed 5-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-4 on three-pointers, to finish the first half with 14 points. In between he played stifling defense, took a few charges and picked up three steals.

"It definitely feels good to contribute to the history we're making right now," said Jackette, who missed 12 games this season nursing a hamstring injury. "Winning those 12 games gave me time to get healthy and not have to rush back."

As usual, the Jaspers had Luis Flores to fall back on. Flores poured in a game-high 24 points, while Jason Wingate (11), David Holmes (10 points, 11 rebounds) and Mike Konovelchick (10) all scored in double figures as Manhattan built a 70-45 lead with eight minutes to play.

Now the Jaspers set their sights on Thursday when they play host to Fairfield, whom they defeated, 93-86, in Bridgeport two weeks ago. A Manhattan victory would go a long way toward locking up the regular-season title and a bye into the MAAC tournament semifinals.

Flores expects the Manhattan bandwagon to be fully loaded Thursday night.

"It's natural," he said. "People want to see the best team play and right now that's us."

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When Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim enters the Hartford Civic Center Monday night, he expects that it will be difficult to look down the sideline and not see UConn coach Jim Calhoun pacing in his own quarters.

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Yo, what's up with Seton Hall?

After losing to Manhattan College (don't laugh, the Jaspers have won 15 straight), the Pirates turned around and slapped Georgetown, Rutgers and No. 10 Notre Dame on Wednesday. The Pirates snapped a 12-game losing streak to Top 25 teams, dating from when they beat the Hoyas in the 2001 Big East tournament.

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February 24, 2003
HEADLINE: Inside College Basketball
BYLINE: Seth Davis; Lars Anderson

Wizard of Wake Forest The inspired play of Josh Howard has the Demon Deacons bedeviling the ACC

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The Man at Manhattan Jaspers' Flores Is Flourishing

In April 1999 Luis Flores was walking through the gym at Manhattan College, on his way to sign a letter of intent to play for the Jaspers, when his cellphone rang. Flores, then a senior at Norman Thomas High, where he had led all New York City scorers with 35.6 points a game, stopped to take the call from his good friend Jeff Greer, who was a sophomore at Rutgers. Greer told Flores that the Scarlet Knights were about to offer Flores a scholarship. Upon hearing the news, Flores, who had dreamed of playing in the Big East, decided not to sign with Manhattan and a few days later accepted Rutgers's offer.

Flores quickly became frustrated with his lack of playing time with the Scarlet Knights (he averaged 3.9 points in 10.5 minutes per game as a freshman), and after the season he wondered if he might be happier as a Jasper after all. "In my heart I knew I should be at Manhattan," says Flores.

Flores, a 6'2" shooting guard, has flourished with the Jaspers. Now a junior, he was averaging 25 points a game through Sunday. Manhattan (19--5), which has beaten St. John's and Seton Hall this year, had won 15 straight until last Thursday's 70--68 loss to Fairfield. The Jaspers had a half-game lead over Fairfield and were looking to win their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title since 1995. "Luis is the best player in this league since Lionel Simmons was a senior at La Salle [in 1990]," says Marist coach Dave Magarity. "If Manhattan gets into the NCAA tournament, they'll be dangerous because Flores is so hard to defend."

Flores was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the Washington Heights section of New York City when he was eight. Throughout his teens Flores and Francisco Garcia, who is now an outstanding freshman at Louisville, played one-on-one at the playground on 185th Street and Broadway, sometimes until four in the morning.

"Luis has a natural feel for the game that comes from the time he spent on the playground," says Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez. "He's a pure scorer. He can drive, hit the mid-range jumper and hit the three. Really, he can do it all." --Lars Anderson

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GRAPHIC: COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK BURTON/AP (HOWARD), Howard has come out of his shell to become a leader and the top player in the ACC.; COLOR PHOTO: ERROL ANDERSON/AP (FLORES), The high-scoring Flores had to leave home to learn he'd be happier at Manhattan College.; COLOR PHOTO: JOE GIBLIN/AP, Forte, whose brother Joseph starred at North Carolina, has brought excitement to Brown.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 16, 2003 Sunday EARLY EDITION
HEADLINE: Grinnell lives to run ;
Grinnell lives to run, gun;
Iowa school continues its scoring binge



Grinnell, Iowa -- Grinnell College basketball coach David Arseneault says he's usually conservative and never much of a risk-taker.

Yet 14 years ago when Arseneault was hired to coach a team that had been through 25 straight losing seasons, he was willing to try anything.

The result was "The System," which encourages his players to shoot from anywhere and allow opponents uncontested layups. Ignoring traditional strategies of sound defense and working for an easy shot, he's produced a winning team and the most prolific offense in the nation. Grinnell is averaging 128.9 points a game this season, the highest in college basketball at any level. With three games left in the regular season, Grinnell is on pace to break the National Collegiate Athletic Association-record 124.9 it set last year.

"What we've tried to do is perfect chaos," Arseneault said. "People hate to play us."

Last year's record scoring average put Grinnell, a Division III program that plays some of the smallest schools in the sport, past the 122.4-point record set by the Division I Loyola Marymount team with Bo Kimble and Hank Gathers that held the record since 1990.

Post-season hopes

Even with a defense that allows an average of 120.7 points a game, Arseneault has led his team to a 15-5 record and is in contention for a spot in the Division III postseason tournament. "I've always admired people who were willing to try new things, I just wasn't one of them," Arseneault said. "I was just in a position here that I had nothing to lose."

He's been running The System for 10 years and it helped Grinnell win the Midwest Conference title twice and earned him league coach of the year honors three times. None of his teams, however, have scored as much as this one.

"When I'm playing him, I think he's crazy," said Lawrence University coach John Tharp, whose team lost to Grinnell 150-149 in January. "But when it's all over, it's hard to be critical of him. To a certain degree, I think he's a genius."

Grinnell scored 160 points in the season opener on Nov. 12 against Martin Luther College, then scored 153 points two weeks later against William Penn.

In both cases, Grinnell had a chance to break the Division III single-game record of 168 points set by Bishop College in 1983. Instead, it chose to slow down the pace and still won the games easily.

"There's no reason to embarrass anybody," Arseneault said.

The idea behind Grinnell's system is take as many shots as possible and be sure that at least half of them come from behind the three-point line.

The team averages 101 shots a game, compared with 65.5 shots a game take by Arizona, the top-ranked team in Division I, college basketball's highest level.

The system involves constant running, so Arseneault substitutes all five players at the first opportunity after 35 seconds of the game have elapsed.

Since players are only in the game for short periods, they're able to go all-out the whole time they're on the floor.

"The other team is usually playing seven guys," said Steve Wood, Grinnell's top scorer at 25.4 points a game. "After a while, they're not able to keep up with the pace."

By contrast, 13 Grinnell players are averaging more than 10 minutes a game.

Grinnell sends most of its players to rebound after a shot and will try to steal the other team's inbounds pass if the shot is made.

When the other team can break the press, it often leads to uncontested layups. Grinnell allows the easy shots so it can get the ball back quickly and take more three-pointers. Trading three-pointers for two-pointers usually works in Grinnell's favor.

"It epitomizes what Division III is all about," said former St. John's University coach Fran Fraschilla, now an analyst with Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN. "Play hard, have fun and not take yourselves too seriously. It's a great way to play."

Arseneault said he was able to perfect the system because of the relative anonymity of coaching at the 1,327-enrollment school about 40 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa.

"We were sitting in the middle of Iowa and nobody really cared," said Arseneault, a Boston native. "So I've been able to freely experiment without having to deal with the boo birds."

Although Loyola Marymount's 26 wins and appearance in the NCAA tournament's regional semifinals in 1990 showed the high-scoring style can be successful, few coaches use it.

"Coaches would not want to appear to have their teams be undisciplined," said Fraschilla, who coached on the Division I level with Manhattan College, St. John's and the University of New Mexico.

Arseneault said that doesn't stop them from calling for advice. He said he hears from coaches almost every day, including many from Division I schools that he declined to name.

"What inevitably stops them from doing it is they'll have to give up control," Arseneault said. "Once the game starts, you're out of it, and most coaches can't handle that."

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February 13, 2003 Thursday
HEADLINE: Co-stars for the big show
BYLINE: Jane McManus, Staff
Excitement builds as Manhattan men, women pile up wins

Jane McManus

The Journal News

Manhattan College just might have the top basketball player in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, but it's not who you think.

Her name is Rosalee Mason.

As the stakes rise with each game, the sense of excitement on the Riverdale campus has become more and more palpable. But it isn't limited to the men's basketball team's 15-game winning streak - the women's team is trying to protect its own 10-game run. "A lot of the kids are buzzing about the women, too, and they really like the fact that we're playing these doubleheaders," said Justin Jackette, a guard on the men's team who graduated from Iona Prep.

Today Draddy Gymnasium will be the site of the third straight twofer, with the women taking the court at 5:30 p.m. to face Fairfield, and the men to follow at 7:30, also against the Stags. Both Manhattan teams lead the MAAC standings - the men are 19-3 overall, 12-1 in the conference, and the women are 13-8, 10-2.

"There's definitely a different mood on campus," Mason said. "Everyone is aware of what's going on - more so with the men."

Plenty of people know about six-time MAAC player of the week Luis Flores and his outstanding year, and more are learning about Mason. The 5-foot-10 junior forward leads the conference in rebounding, averaging 13.3 per game, and is fifth in scoring at 15.6 points. Mason ranks fifth nationally in rebounding.

But the women's team, much like its male counterpart, is balanced enough to excel even when Mason doesn't.

"Rosalee Mason might go for 25 rebounds one game but then next time she might have just nine points and then you have to deal with Tiffany (Schettig) or Siobhan Kilkenny," women's coach Sal Buscaglia said.

Kilkenny was just named MAAC player of the week.

The Jaspers take on a Fairfield team (8-13, 6-6) that has won four straight on the road. The Manhattan women hold a slim one-game advantage at the top of the MAAC while the Lady Stags are in sixth place in the conference.

Although Manhattan won the first game in the series, Fairfield's reputation keeps Buscaglia on his toes.

"Dianne (Nolan) does a really good job," he said. "Any time you're going to play a team with her coaching it, you know she'll come up with something from watching the tape."

The men's team also won its first meeting with Fairfield, but the Stags are second in the MAAC men's standings and represent a more serious threat to the Jaspers' streak, the second-longest in the country.

"It's gotten national; I've never seen anything like this," men's coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "There's a buzz around here, the game (tonight) was sold out (Monday). Around campus all they're talking about is the doubleheader."

Senior Jared Johnson, a Salesian graduate, missed Saturday's game against Canisius but is expected to be ready for today. Jackette is still bothered by the hamstring that kept him out of 12 straight earlier this season.

While on the bench, he got to watch the first Manhattan-Fairfield matchup, a win that knocked the Stags out of the top spot in the MAAC.

"I saw both teams play a great game," Jackette said. "Definitely two of the better teams I've ever seen in the MAAC."

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Sports Desk; Section D
The New York Times
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   It is a short drive from Manhattan College to Fordham University, about three miles. In some ways, the two colleges are even closer than that. They have relatively small campuses in the Bronx, their emphasis is on a quality Catholic education, and their students scurry to buildings that seem untouched since they were built in the mid-1800's.

   It is not until you get to their gymnasiums that one conspicuous difference becomes apparent. At Manhattan's Draddy Gymnasium, a winning basketball team is embraced by enthusiastic crowds, there to cheer victory after victory and watch one of the hottest young coaches in the country.

   At Fordham's Rose Hill Gymnasium, the fans have been beaten down by all the losing, the basketball team is dreadful, and the 52-year-old veteran coach stands defiant while busily dodging the slings and arrows of those calling for his head.

   In many ways, all things should be relatively equal between the basketball programs. But that's nowhere near the case. Manhattan is 18-3 and has won 14 straight, the second-longest winning streak in Division I basketball (Louisville goes for 17 straight today at Houston). The Jaspers are 11-1 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, with Canisius visiting this afternoon.

   Fordham, at 2-18 and at home against St. Joseph's tonight, is hopelessly outclassed in the Atlantic 10 Conference and is always in danger of losing by 25 points. When Manhattan played at Fordham on Dec. 3, the Jaspers won, 85-57.

   This story actually begins in 1999. In March that year, Manhattan, coming off a 5-22 season, hired a little-known coach named Bobby Gonzalez, now 38, whose previous experience had been as an assistant who followed Pete Gillen from Xavier to Providence and to Virginia. Few people paid attention to the hiring, especially with Fordham making such a splash just four months later.

   Fordham's athletic director, Frank McLaughlin, seeking a big name, someone he hoped could build the Rams into a basketball power, and do it quickly, brought in the high-profile Bob Hill, whose resume includes head-coaching stints in the National Basketball Association with the Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers.

   ''I think we made a very strong statement, that we wanted to be very good within our academic limitations,'' McLaughlin said. ''When we went looking for a head coach, we were fortunate enough to find Bob Hill, who really gave us instant credibility. Anyone who looks back to when Bob Hill was hired will remember that there was a lot of excitement over the move.''

   So far, at least, McLaughlin hasn't received what he wanted. Hill, who took over a team that was 12-15, has yet to have a winning season. His overall record at Fordham is 36-70. The team has had fewer victories in each successive year under Hill, bottoming out with this season's train wreck.

   ''We shouldn't be playing to win, we should be playing to get better for next year,'' Fordham guard Mark Jarrell-Wright said. ''We put too much pressure on ourselves every night to finally get a win. That's definitely because of our record.''

   Fordham's most obvious problem is a lack of talent. The question is, with Hill in his fourth season, how has the program fallen apart? It's a question he can't avoid.

   ''I made some mistakes in recruiting,'' Hill said, ''and I made a conscious decision that I had to change the philosophy and change the group that we had. When I did that, I knew that it was going to be a very difficult year. We had to start getting the right kind of people in here. That doesn't mean that the kids we had here were bad kids, but they were too much into themselves.

   ''Fordham is a terrific school and here you have to go to class and you have to have a certain decorum.''

   Hill admits his blueprint was all wrong. He found some talented individuals, but not ones who were interested in academics or who were particularly team-oriented.

   Last season's team, on paper, appeared to have a core of gifted young players with the ability to lift Fordham to the top of the Atlantic 10. Instead, it was a dysfunctional, selfish bunch that has all but disintegrated.

   Whether leaving on their own or being pushed out the door, Smush Parker, Jeff McMillan and Adrian Walton, last season's three leading scorers, are gone, with Parker now playing in the N.B.A. for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

   Gone, too, are Liberto Tetimadingar and Cori Spencer, who had been counted on for big contributions in the future. Fordham has been forced to start over.

   That has left Hill in the unenviable position of asking for another chance, something not everyone is willing to give him. He is regularly vilified in Fordham chat rooms on the Internet and is still trying to control the damage after being quoted in a newspaper article as using a profanity to say that he did not care what the alumni said about him; he insists the quotation left out key words that made it clear he was talking only about those alumni who were taking anonymous shots at him on the Web.

   One of the criticisms directed at Hill is that he has not aggressively panned the fertile New York metropolitan area market for high school talent. The Rams have one player (Anthonique Wilson) from New York City and one from Newark (Jarrell-Wright), yet have five players from foreign countries.

   ''I was shocked last year when they didn't go after any of our players,'' said Maurice Hicks, the coach of Rice High School, a perennial New York City power. ''We had a lot of players, and they didn't really recruit them.''

   Hicks mentioned Jason Wingate, now at Manhattan, Steve Burtt Jr. (Iona) and Keydren Clark (St. Peter's) as all playing in the MAAC, ''and all playing well.''

   ''I thought each one would have been a good fit for a school like Fordham,'' he said. ''I don't know what they're looking for. I guess they have pipelines elsewhere that they prefer to use.''

   Hill steadfastly says he will turn things around, but will he get that chance? When McLaughlin is asked if Hill, who has six years remaining on his contract, is in jeopardy of being fired, his answer is vague.

   ''I think the attitude of the upper administration of Fordham and the alumni is that we are disappointed, but we are rolling up our sleeves and saying, How do we get this thing done?'' he said. ''We're more determined than ever.''

   At Manhattan, Athletic Director Bob Byrnes has the opposite problem. He is not about to fire his coach, but who will he hire once Gonzalez leaves for a better opportunity? Gonzalez is on the cusp of being offered a job in a major conference. It's hard to ignore an 18-3 mark.

   ''When I took the job here, I wanted to put a stamp on this program and be a factor in the metropolitan area,'' Gonzalez said. ''I had dreams and goals and a vision. The blueprint called for us to be a top-quality program by the third or fourth year, and that's exactly what has happened. It's very exciting to get what you wanted.''

   Gonzalez fit a pattern at Manhattan that had proved successful. Rather than going for an established coach, like Hill, who was taking a step down from his N.B.A. days, Byrnes went for someone young and hungry, an assistant from a good program. It had worked with Steve Lappas and Fran Fraschilla, former Manhattan coaches who solidified their reputations with the Jaspers before landing head-coaching jobs in the Big East, Lappas at Villanova and Fraschilla at St. John's.

   Gonzalez and Hill faced the same challenge, to find quality players that somehow fell off the radar screen of colleges in major conferences, particularly the Big East. Gonzalez, energetic to the point of being hyper, has uncovered some hidden gems. Unlike at Fordham, his pieces fit snugly into the Jaspers' puzzle. His team is confident and deep, and has great chemistry. With only one impact player who is a senior, Jared Johnson, the immediate future is set. They are heavy favorites to win the MAAC title and the N.C.C.A. tournament bid that goes with it. If not, the Jaspers, who last appeared in the N.C.A.A. tournament in 1995, may still earn an at-large bid.

   ''You've got to steal some guys and you've got to be creative,'' Gonzalez said. ''You try for transfers or JUCO kids. Then you look for a player that may not be being recruited by the big guys but you see some upside and some intangibles. These are the kids that if you work with them, by the time they are juniors or seniors they are good enough to be top players in a major conference.''

   Gonzalez's biggest coup was luring Luis Flores back to Manhattan. Flores, a native of the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, spent his freshman season at Rutgers languishing on the bench. After transferring to Manhattan, Flores has developed into perhaps the best college player in the area. Averaging 24.6 points a game for the Jaspers, he is blessed with an array of offensive weapons.

   He is just the type of player Hill needs to find but cannot seem to land. Right now, that talent level is what separates Manhattan from Fordham, similar colleges playing basketball in disparate universes.

Photos: Coach Bob Hill reacting to Fordham's 18th loss of the season, at La Salle on Wednesday. The Rams have two victories. (Associated Press); Fans cheered Manhattan's 14th straight victory, the second-longest streak in Division I, over Marist on Thursday. (John Dunn for The New York Times)(pg. D1); Luis Flores, above, has averaged 24.6 points a game, while Mushon Ya'akosi, left, is one of several struggling players at Fordham. (John Dunn for The New York Times); (Associated Press)

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  The Manhattan College Jaspers have won 16 in a row without blinking.

  They toyed with Seton Hall, brushed off St. John's for a second consecutive year and forget about Fordham, that wasn't even close.

  After beating Fairfield last night, the Jaspers extended the nation's longest unbeaten streak and established themselves as the unquestioned MAAC conference kings.

  And all that and a quarter will get them a pack of gum. Welcome to life as a mid-major college basketball program.

  "At the end of the year it comes down to whether you make the NCAA tournament or you don't," said Manhattan's stud guard Luis Flores, the MAAC's top scorer who was averaging 24.6 points going into last night's game at Draddy Gym.

  There's only one realistic way to do that: win the MAAC tournament. It won't matter how many games in a row they win in the regular season or how well they've done against has-beens St. John's and Seton Hall.

  That's why you can believe Jaspers coach Bobby Gonzalez when he says, "We're just looking at the next game. I hate to use coachspeak, but we really are taking it one game at a time."

  If Manhattan (30-3, 13-1 in the MAAC) can wrap up the No. 1 seed in the MAAC, it will earn a double bye and need to win two games for the championship instead of three or four to clinch a berth in the 64-team NCAA field.

  "It's a huge difference," Gonzalez said of the new format introduced at the beginning of this season. "We're trying to get the No. 1 spot locked up."

  Still, in past years, you could have given the Jaspers a triple bye and it wouldn't have mattered.

  "It's like Russian roulette," Gonzalez said. "Anyone can beat anyone in the MAAC tournament."

  Gonzalez knows that as well as anybody. In his three seasons at Manhattan, he has failed to lead the Jaspers to a MAAC tourney win, and despite a 20-9 record last year Manhattan wound up in the NIT.

  Though unlikely, there's still a chance at the making the NCAA's without a MAAC championship. Just ask the 1994-95 Jaspers. That Manhattan team went 23-3 in the regular season and ripped off 14 straight wins, but lost in the MAAC final. The NCAA selection committee gave it a berth, anyway.

  "Our RPI (53) was respectable," then Jasper coach Fran Fraschilla said. "Every selection committee has different criteria. That particular year there was an emphasis on rewarding mid-major programs who had a great regular season but who lost in their conference tournament."

  Deja vu? Possibly. Right now, Manhattan's RPI is 57, which is respectable. But the selection committee loves having big-draw teams. St. John's would attract more viewers, and despite an RPI of 102 there have been talks that the Red Storm, beaten by the Jaspers 72-65 in  the Holiday Festival's first round, could make the NCAA tournament.

  It's a matter of respect and that's something that the Jaspers have struggled with all season. Despite solidifying their reputation as college basketball's Kings of New York, they haven't gotten the media coverage of a St. John's and even some of their opponents have dissed them.

  "We're still St. John's," Red Storm coach Mike Jarvis said. "We are still who we are. [Manhattan] should be proud of their accomplishments and I know they are, but they didn't take any of the clout away from us. We're still St. John's. All they did is make us want to come back and play them next year."

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

   Iona coach Jeff Ruland couldn't help taking a light-hearted shot at his freshman guard Marvin McCullough.

   "I led the NBA in turnovers one year," Ruland said. "I had nine in a game. But I never had 11."

   McCullough laughed off Ruland's verbal dart. He could afford to because it was McCullough who helped Iona seal its 80-77 double-overtime win over first-place Manhattan yesterday at a sold-out Mulcahy Center.

   Iona led by three with 7.7 seconds left in the second overtime with Steve Smith on the free throw line and a chance to ice the win.

   But Smith missed both attempts, and Manhattan's Jared Johnson swiped the rebound, giving the Jaspers a chance to send the game to a third OT. But when Johnson fired his outlet pass upcourt to Jason Wingate, McCullough picked it off and dribbled out the final seconds to give Iona perhaps its biggest win of the season.

   "Jared threw it out there and I was just there," said McCullough, who finished with 11 points and nine boards. "It was big because this keeps us in third place and still in the hunt for first."

   The Gaels (14-9, 9-5 MAAC) had their chances to seal the win at the end of regulation and at the end of the first overtime. But freshman Ricky Soliver came up empty on a three-point attempt to end regulation and his jumper in the lane wouldn't drop as time expired in the first OT.

   But the third time proved to be the charm for Iona.

   McCullough opened the final session with a three for a 73-70 Gaels lead. Iona seemed ready to pull away when it went up 77-72 with 2:56 to play on a jumper by Maceo Wofford (18 points). But Manhattan (19-5, 12-3) caught the Gaels at 77-77 with 1:06 left on a three-pointer by Luis Flores, who scored a game-high 32 points.

   The Gaels got a layup from Soliver (14 points) and a free throw from Smith (13) to take the 80-77 lead with 17.6 seconds to go. Flores couldn't convert a three-point attempt with eight seconds to play and Smith was fouled on the rebound. He missed the two free throws before McCullough's steal preserved the win.

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

  The Armory Collegiate Invitational is rapidly becoming one of the faster meets on the indoor circuit. This year's edition – which includes all four reigning NCAA indoor and outdoor team champs - opened yesterday, though most of the finals and record-setting performances will come today.

  Manhattan College senior Thomas Freeman won the Championship Division weight throw at 70-113/4, marking the first time the weight events had been moved from Manhattan to the 168th Street Armory with the rest of the meet.

  "I like it better this way. This was a lot more fun," Freeman said. "I'd like to get back to [the 76-1] I did at the NCAA. I've been concentrating more on the hammer; I think I'll have a good year in that."

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[Email 1]

Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 18:03:28 EST
Subject: Re: jasperjottings20030209.htm

Thanks for the information. I may be able to attend a function at sometime.

Ken Katta'68


[Email 2]

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 08:14:34 EST
Subject: Check out Hoopville - Metro Atlantic Conference

Click here: Hoopville - Metro Atlantic Conference


[Email 3]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: Follow up on Joe Collins Obit
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:27:28 -0500

Dear John,

                  At the funeral Mass for Joe Collins '53 BBA the very moving eulogy was given by Tom Kelleher '53 who was with Joe in Saint Brendan's Grammar School in the 40's. Joe's sister Pat was there as were his daughter Ginger and son Marty. Bob Crookston's '53 widow Betty, Tom's wife Pat and my bride Cathie, traveled to Hopewell NJ for the funeral and shared some good memories with Joe's family.

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

Condolences may be sent to Joe's son at:

       Mr. Martin Collins
       979 McKinney Branch Road
       Burnsville, NC 26714


[Email 4]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Subject: "The Guys"
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:38:25 -0500

Dear John,

                 I would like to report that the play "The Guys" was performed in the Chapel last Friday night. Despite the weather nearly 250 people were there.

               This is a play that received great acclaim "Off Broadway" and has been made into a movie which will be released at the end of March. The play is about a NYC Fire Captain who lost 6 men on 9/11 and had to write eulogy's for them. He was put in contact with a writer to help him with this task. It is a two person show which was very moving and very well done.

                    The playwright was there to introduce the play and she answered questions after from the audience.  It was truly a very worthwhile evening.




[Email 5]

From: Donald McLeod
Subject: RE: No issue this week due to CIC's pinched nerve, Sorry.
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 07:57:51 -0500


Please don't reply!

Get well and don't worry about the Jottings.  We will miss it but we are want you well more.

I am stuck home with the Blizzard 0f '03 (also call the blizzard of the century but with only 3 years in that doesn't say much) and have been able to do some more praying.  I will definitely add your pinched nerve to my request.

[JR: Still sore.]



[Email 6]

Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 10:09:07 -0500
Subject: Zbacnik Fried Hard Drive - Down for 7 Business Days

I fried my hard drive.  This is coming to from Stow Library.

Raymond Eric Zbacnik



[Email 7]

Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 11:49:21 -0500
From: Michael Toner
Subject: Re: No issue this week due to CIC's piched nerve, Sorry.

Dear John,

I will certainly expect a pro-rated refund of my exorbitant subscription fee... :-)

My best wishes for a speedy recovery and, as always, thanks for your heroic efforts with jj....

peace....mike toner
ee '72

[JR: You gave me a good laugh. Thanks.]



[Email 8]

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:04:28 EST
Subject: Found a Jasper

John Galligan, '55S (Chemistry) a former senior executive with Gillette Inc., now retired,  lives with his charming wife Adurey, in the Boston area and winters in Amelia Island .

He would like to be put on your Email list for the Jasper Jottings, and also to hear from former classmates.

With thanx

Leo Reichert '55S



[Email 9]

From: Bolduc,Bruce
Subject: FW: MOS
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 18:56:43 -0500

Not sure if you caught this on your emails - my company's firewall sometimes doesn't let your email in.  A good friend of mine, Mike Sullivan, was on the plane that crashed in Charlotte, NC in January.  He was a BEChE from Manhattan 1980, and a devoted father of two.  I never got an acknowledgement from Manhattan College that they were aware of this, which is disappointing.  Dr. Reynolds, the Chem E Department Chairman, was aware and remembered Mike.

Best Regards,
Bruce Bolduc
BOC Gases

[JR: Caught that, sadly. ]



[Email 10]

Subject: March 19 Event
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 13:09:38 -0500

Hi John! Can you post this upcoming event like you did in Nov 2002 for our last one? Thanks!

Covenant House New York Young Professionals Committee Invites You To A Night of Improv at Chicago City Limits
Wed, March 19, 2003 8 pm
1105 First Ave (at 61st St), NYC
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Half the ticket price will go directly to Covenant House New York's
programs for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Advance purchase tickets must be bought through Covenant House, and your name will be added to a guest list at the door.
Cash, Credit Card and Check Accepted. Please make checks out to Covenant House New York, and send payments to:
Kerry Rood
Covenant House New York
460 W. 41st St., NY, NY 10036
212-330-0582  ·
For more information on Covenant House New York, visit





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