Sunday 09 March 2003

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1,026 subscribers to the full edition (319 AOL-ers plus 702 non) and 5 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

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

Th, Apr 3  - Spring 2003 Reception and Networking Event
           St. Peter’s Church in NYC (619 Lexington Ave. @ 54th Street). 
           RSVP to

Sat Apr 5  -- Gulf Coast Alumni Club
              5PM Dinner at the Silver Cricket in
              Sarasota.  RSVP:  CJOLEARY c/o jottings

Sat Apr 5  -- women's soccer to hold alumni game
            to raise funds for the Lady Jaspers
            at Merle Avenue School in Oceanside, NY at 2:00 PM.
            Call Coach Sanchez at 718-862-7936

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 hurting, but I compiled as best I can. Indexing, editing, and extensive typing still too much. I am seeking alternatives that are less demanding for editing. Stay tuned.


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


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Do you want to be healthy, wealthy, and wise? Then you're going to need to get adequate sleep. It's that important. If you regularly get less than six hours or more than nine hours of sleep a day, then you're headed for trouble. This Provision reviews the literature and makes specific suggestions on how you can get better sleep.

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Neat free resource. Doesn't nag, but makes me think about what coulda been.

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



                 Formal announcements
                 Bouncing off the list
                 Messages from Headquarters (like MC Press Releases)
                 Jaspers publishing web pages
                 Jaspers found web-wise
                 "Manhattan in the news" stories




Pinched nerve prevents extensive editing.



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[Bouncing off the list]

[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".]




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



CONTACT: Heidi W. Giovine (718)862-7232



RIVERDALE, N.Y.  -- Manhattan College will host the lecture Pacem In Terris: A 40th Anniversary Celebration as part of the Aquinas Lecture Series on Monday, March 31 at 3:30pm in Smith Auditorium, located on the College campus.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Pacem in Terris (or Peace on Earth) was issued on Holy Thursday, April 11, 1963, in an Encyclical Letter by Pope John XXIII calling for an establishment of universal peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty.

Father Drew Christiansen, an associate editor of America, the national Jesuit weekly magazine and counselor on international affairs to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will speak. He recently completed a commentary on Pacem in Terris for a two-volume study of Catholic Social Teaching to be published by Georgetown University.  He is also co-editor of Peacemaking: Moral and Policy Changes for the 90s.

Before his appointment to America, Father Christiansen was a senior fellow and director of the International Visiting Fellows Program, Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. He is former director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, United States Catholic Conference. In addition, he has been associate professor of theology and staff  fellow  of  the  Institute  for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame; assistant professor of social ethics, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union, and director, Center for Ethics and Social Policy.

Sponsored by Manhattan College's religious studies and philosophy departments, the Aquinas Lecture Series is a celebration of the thought and influence of St. Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century theologian and philosopher. 

Pacem in Terris: A 40th Anniversary Celebration kicks off Manhattan College’s annual commemoration of Peace Week, to be held March 31-April 6. Each year, various campus lectures and events are presented to bring peace and social justice issues to the attention of Manhattan College students, faculty and the local community.  For further information or for a complete list of activities for Peace Week, please call (718)862-7943.




RIVERDALE, N.Y.  --  James Grant Heslin, a graduate student in environmental engineering at Manhattan College and a resident of Chester, Virginia, received first prize in the student presentation competition at the 75th annual meeting of the New York Water Environment Association held at New York City’s Marriott Marquis Hotel in February.

Mr. Heslin presented the paper, “Effects of Coagulant Type and Dose on Performance of Biomembrane Treatment Process” which he co-authored with Robert Sharp, associate professor of environmental engineering at Manhattan College.




RIVERDALE, N.Y.  --  Kevin J. Rader, a graduate student in environmental engineering at Manhattan College and a resident of Yonkers, New York, received second place in the student presentation competition at the 75th annual meeting of the New York Water Environment Association held at New York City’s Marriott Marquis Hotel in February.

Mr. Rader presented the paper, “The Effects of Sulfide on Arsenic Toxicity,” which he co-authored with Kevin Farley, associate professor of environmental engineering at Manhattan College, John Mahony, professor of environmental engineering at Manhattan College, Dominic DiToro, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Delaware and Paul Dombrowski, graduate assistant in Manhattan College’s environmental engineering department .





Neil, Steven
Wayne, NJ

Moved to NJ July '68. Graduated from Manhattan College. Work in hospital administration. Married 24 yrs. 4 Children...1 son 3 daughters....1 grandson.





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No, Kelly. My tires didn't need checking. <g>

Thank goodness!


>"Kelly Petit"  wrote
> And did you manage to check the tires?
> Kelly
> "Karen" <> wrote
> > Bob, you've reminded me of the time when, as a college student, I went on a
> > ski bus trip with the Manhattan College Ski Club. After a while on the road,
> > the bus pulled over. The bus driver said: "Time to check the tires. Boys
> > check the tires on the left. Girls check the tires on the right."
> >
> > Funny, the things we remember when we get old. LOL
> > Selective memory is a strange thing.
> > I guess I remembered this episode because it was such a shock. I had never
> > heard of such a thing.
> > Karen in upstate NY
> >
> > "Bob Shirk"  wrote
> > > Doesn't a motorcycle allow you to get closer to the rest room? and less
> > > chance of an accident. <g> Bob.

[JR: MC had a Ski Club?]




Margo Elizabeth Adgie
2001 BSEnvEng



Kevin J. Bisceglia
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
2001 BSEnvEng



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Copyright 2003 Newsday, Inc. 
Newsday (New York, NY)
March 2, 2003 Sunday NASSAU EDITION

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Vivian Marie Santacroce and Jack Alfonso Terranova were married Nov. 9 at St. Pius V Church in Oyster Bay Cove. She is a software developer for Delta Funding Corporation in Woodbury and is the daughter of Paul Santacroce of Clearwater, Fla., and Rosemarie Santacroce of Seaford. The bridegroom is a senior division manager for Colliers ABR, Inc., in Manhattan and is the son of Laura Tarranova of Franklin Square and the late Philip Terranova. The bride received a master's degree from Adelphi University. The groom received a master's degree from Manhattan College. The reception was held at Villa Lombardi in Holbrook. They live in Rockville Centre.

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

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


Copyright 2003 The Hearst Corporation 
The Times Union (Albany, NY)
March 6, 2003 Thursday THREE STAR EDITION
HEADLINE: Dammann, Br. Gerard C. FSC

Brother Gerard C. Dammann, FSC, 81, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Albany, he was son of the late Charles and Frances Dammann and was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, class of 1939. He entered the Christian Brothers on September 7, 1940 at St. Joseph Novitiate in Barrytown, N.Y. and made his final profession vows on August 30, 1946. Brother Gerard received a B.A. in physics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and an M.A. in mathematics from Manhattan College, Bronx. He was afaculty member of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany from 1978-2003. Brother Gerard spent over 30 years teaching in Christian Brothers elementary and secondary schools in New York, Brooklyn, Newport, R.I., Waltham, Mass., and Manchester, N.H. Survivors include his sisters, Sr. Mary Alma Dammann, RSM and Gloria Dammann, both of Albany; and his brothers, the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He was predeceased by his brother, Father Charles Dammann. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Loudonville. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Brothers Residence, 12 Airline Dr., Colonie on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Interment will be in the Christian Brothers Cemetery in Narragansett, R.I.

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Jack O'Leary


Established the Bernard J. Kilgore lecture series.

   Jack O'Leary, 77, died Wednesday at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington of brain trauma following a fall.

   Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was a Hopewell Township resident before moving to Annandale.

   Mr. O'Leary had a long career in public relations and journalism and was chairman of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce from 1997 to 1999.

   He was a paratrooper during World War II, taking part in the D-Day landing in Normandy as well as the Battle of the Bulge.

   He taught briefly at the U.S. Military Academy, was a member of the American Legion and was a lifelong student of American history.

   A graduate of Manhattan College he began his career in public relations and journalism in New York.

   In the 1960s he was founding publisher of Air Transport World, a monthly magazine of airline management. He also wrote a syndicated newspaper column on the airline industry that appeared in The Christian Science Monitor.

   He was vice president of public relations at Gillespie Associates in Princeton, establishing the Bernard J. Kilgore lecture series that annually brings national business leaders to Princeton.

   In 1983 he organized the Treaty of Paris celebration to mark the bicentennial of the end of the American Revolution.

   Chairman of the Management Services Council, he worked with the Princeton Chamber of Commerce and was consultant to Bovis Lend Lease and other companies as well as Princeton University, Georgian Court College and other institutions.

   He recently organized the 250th anniversary celebration for Princeton University.

   He was an active member of the Aquinas Institute in Princeton and supported many Catholic charities. He served on the board of the New Jersey Council of the Boys Scouts of America.

   He attended the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Annandale.

   He is survived by his sister, Betty of Leominster, Mass.; daughters Kathy Wilcox of Griggstown and Beth O'Leary of Ann Arbor, Mich.; sons John O'Leary of Great Diamond Cove, Maine, and Tom O'Leary of Hopewell; and three grandchildren.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Aquinas Institute, Stockton Street, Princeton.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, 383 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08618.

   Arrangements are by Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington.



[MC in the News]


Copyright 2003 Newsday, Inc. 
Newsday (New York, NY)
March 7, 2003 Friday ALL EDITIONS
BYLINE: William F. Reilly; Diane Stacom; Therese Madonia

Science and Morality

Jon D. Miller's plea for unhindered "basic scientific research," especially as this is threatened by what he calls the interference of "fundamentalist" concerns, reveals a badly deformed understanding of the nature of science ["The Future of Research," Currents, Feb. 22].

The vision of an autonomous science, pursuing its inner logic of value-neutral parts and process description, fails to recognize that science is a human enterprise.

Its quantitative dimensions must be seen, ultimately, in the light of qualitative values rooted not in matter but in the natures of things. Such values do not and cannot dictate the structural truths proper to science, but they can and must be made relevant to the use of such truths.

However hyperbolic, the unspeakable evils of Nazi "science" illustrate the point. When a Dr. Josef Mengele seeks to switch the sex of a brother and sister, when his colleagues drown Jews to learn the physio-chemical components of drowning, when prisoners are tortured to learn the limits of human beings, the inner logic of scientific curiosity is being pursued.

But it shouldn't be! There are some "scientific truths" we should never discover. Science in cooperation with philosophical and theological insight is not threatened or compromised, as Miller fears.

William F. Reilly

Editor's Note: The writer is a former professor of philosophy at Manhattan College.

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Copyright 2003 Associated Press 
Associated Press Worldstream
March 6, 2003 Thursday
DISTRIBUTION: Europe; Britian; Scandinavia; Middle East; Africa; India; Asia; England
HEADLINE: Patterson spins new historical tale with co-author's help
BYLINE: JILL BARTON; Associated Press Writer

James Patterson rises early, well before the Florida sunshine spills across the blue waters outside his second-story office and onto the round, antiqued table where he does much of his writing.

The successful author, whose books have been published in 36 languages, spins out page after page with a pencil, then he might take a stroll, play nine holes of golf and write a bit more - sometimes all before lunch.

"It's a very comfortable pace I have now," Patterson says from a love seat on a patio with the same waterfront view. "I have a lot of ideas. I have more ideas than I could ever write in my lifetime."

Patterson thinks fast and works fast, and that tempo has allowed him to produce a string of major best sellers, some of which he wrote while serving as CEO of a New York advertising agency. The first of his 26 books, "The Thomas Berryman Number," won the Edgar award for best first mystery novel, although he's probably best known for such thrillers as "Kiss the Girls" and "Roses Are Red," featuring psychologist-detective Alex Cross, who has been portrayed twice on film by Morgan Freeman.

But Patterson's methods of keeping his current pace of churning out about three best sellers a year are even more mysterious than the books he writes.

Patterson wrote "The Jester," which debuts this week, with the help of Andrew Gross, who also co-wrote an earlier novel called "2nd Chance." Writer Peter de Jonge has worked with Patterson on two of his other books.

Set in France during the Crusades, "The Jester" tells the story of Hugh De Luc, an innkeeper-turned-jester "who's part Braveheart, part Jerry Seinfeld and part Sherlock Holmes," Patterson said.

He's also part Romeo, as the story revolves around Hugh's quest to find his abducted wife. At the center of his dizzying search is a priceless relic hunted by nobles, who are as implausibly evil as Hugh is good.

Patterson won't talk about how he divided the writing with Gross, though he's quick to show he shares his main character's use of humor to lighten stickier situations. Some critics have questioned whether the co-written books that boldly carry Patterson's name are really his own.

"We alternate words," Patterson jokes about the division of responsibilities. He then adds, more seriously, that he won't get into specifics because when he has in the past, he finds someone else doing what he does.

"I find that what comes out the other end is a little different than some of my solo books, but there's a lot of similarities so I think they hold up," he said.

Patterson said Gross added a little more logic and length to this work, which has 452 pages but is divided into tiny, tempting chapters, as are Patterson's solo works.

"If you talk to the two of us, he'll talk for a longer time than I will," Patterson said, partly in jest. "So it's just a fun process. And it works well."

Patterson's editor at Little Brown and Co., Michael Pietsch, said he receives the co-authored manuscripts from Patterson, then deals exclusively with him.

"His is the final voice in every case," Pietsch said.

Patterson's voice also clearly comes through in each of his novels. They are classic page-turners, with unrealistic yet thrilling plot twists and the shortest of chapters that aim to give a sense of accomplishment to readers, some of whom are high schoolers who have never finished a book before or adults who had lost interest in reading.

Patterson, who was born in 1947 and grew up in Newburgh, New York, said that when he was in high school, he was a good student but didn't like to read, and still hates some of the books his teachers forced upon him - classics like "Silas Marner" and "Middlemarch."

So he tries to make his novels books that readers will not want to put down.

"He always gets you to a point in every chapter where - Bang! - this happens," Pietsch said. "I think that what it comes down to is readers have learned to trust him to deliver something that's really entertaining, that surprises them in a new way, and that's really smart about relationships."

Patterson's eye toward human emotions create the most compelling - and realistic - piece of his novels. A love-conquers-all approach resonates throughout his books, and his life. Though happily married and father of a 5-year-old named Jack, Patterson is quick to share a heartbreaking tale about his first great love.

Six years into what Patterson described as "a great love affair," his great love collapsed on the floor of a post office. They soon learned she had a brain tumor. She lived two more years.

"The point of view we took was, 'I am so happy to be with you today,' and 'Isn't it lucky that you didn't die that day in the post office and we have today to do whatever, to take a walk,' including walks where I would be pushing her up the West Side in a wheelchair," Patterson said.

That romantic sentiment is probably most evident in 2001's "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas," though it's clearly what drives the hero throughout "The Jester."

Patterson came into writing as a "fluke," though both of his parents worked as newspaper reporters at one time and his father wrote a still-unpublished book. Patterson started "scribbling," as he calls it, during the free time he had while working at a mental hospital during college.

"And I really liked scribbling," said Patterson, who earned his bachelor's degree at Manhattan College. After earning a graduate degree at Vanderbilt University, he went to work in 1971 as a copywriter for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, and became the firm's youngest CEO in 1988. He was chairman from 1990-96.

He created award-winning ad campaigns for such clients as Burger King and Kodak, and published "Thomas Berryman" in 1976.

Besides mysteries and thrillers, he has produced a love story, a science-fiction book about children who can fly, and now, a historical tale that really is a mixture of all those genres.

"I don't think I could every year just write an Alex Cross series," he said. "I think it would get very stale, very fast. If I had to do it, Alex would be dead by now."

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[JR: Read a couple of the books while traveling, but, they didn't "grab me". Your mileage may vary. ]




First Appeared Monday, 03 March '03

New Art Exhibit at Faculty/Alumni House

“Golden Gate Park and Beyond,” an exhibit of watercolors by William T. Farnan, begins March 3 and runs through the end of May at the UCSF Faculty/Alumni House, 745 Parnassus Avenue.

The campus is invited to an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, March 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Faculty/Alumni House.

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Farnan attended the Art Students League, the School of Visual Arts, the American Art School and studied design at New York University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a PhD from St. Louis University. He has been a full-time professional artist since 1968, specializing in calligraphy, manuscript illumination, graphics and portrait sculpture. He has created special awards and presentations for UCSF since 1973.

For the past few years, Farnan has focused on watercolor painting, exploring nature and figurative watercolor painting. Much of his work is held in private and institutional collections in the US and abroad. The exhibit at UCSF is the first one-person show of his watercolors.

The UCSF Alumni/Faculty House is open weekdays by appointment. For more information, call 476-4723.




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: 


From: Peter Lutz
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 9:05 PM
Subject: Resume Attached


Hi ! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get this out to you...been busy working on this, doing some networking and going to the outplacement seminars at Lee Hecht Harrison.

Please post this in the next Jasper Jottings.

Thanks for your help.



Somerville, NJ 08876


Project leader and systems analysis specialist experienced in all aspects of business analysis, technical design and project planning for operational improvements in financial and insurance industries. Strong communication and facilitation skills with a focus on team-building and coordination of project deliverables and schedules. Outstanding technical trainer and problem solver with a proven track record of delivering solutions that meet and exceed customer business requirements.

CHUBB AND SON, INC. – Warren, NJ               2000- 2003
Business Analyst
Analyzed customer business requirements and facilitated the development of solutions that met customer’s needs for client and policy information from Client and Policy History databases.
Led project to develop an interface between Chubb Commercial Insurance Client application and eReinsure, a web-based platform for exchanging reinsurance quotations between insurers and reinsurers. The interface ensured timely exchange of risk data with reinsurers and reduced Chubb’s exposure.
Facilitated discussions and planning sessions with customers and users to define, understand and refine business requirements.
Conducted meetings with management, associates and customer units to determine feasibility and prioritization of service requests. Created action plans and coordinated activities with project team members.
Interacted extensively with technical and Quality Assurance staffs to ensure on-time delivery of solutions that meet and exceed customer expectations.

AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING, INC. – Roseland, NJ                 1997- 2000
Lead Technical Analyst
Developed technical designs and solutions to meet information needs of marketing and finance users in Financial Systems using Oracle, AIX, SQL, DB2/2 and Cobol.
Performed analysis and development of functional and system requirements for enhancements to the Employer Services Database (ESDB), an Oracle 8 database that provided management and decision support information to corporate management, finance and marketing users.
Managed and verified quality of installation and configuration of client software for database access. Administered database access and privileges for all ESDB users. Configured SQL*Net for database access for all new users.
Prepared and maintained all project plans for system development and enhancements.
Wrote and modified SQL, SQL*Loader, SQL*Plus and AIX shell scripts to load Oracle 8 database.
Produced and delivered monthly management reports on PC statistics and financials after assuming these responsibilities from a co-worker. Updated Essbase database rules to load business data. Hands-on learning and application of acquired knowledge utilizing Hyperion Essbase and MS Excel.
Facilitated the conversion of Oracle 7.3 to Oracle 8, coordinating all aspects of project, including configuration of client interface and end-user training.
Reduced processing time of monthly Prospect update by 3 hours by developing an AIX shell script process to execute several database updates simultaneously.

Senior Systems Analyst
Developed functional requirements to enable development of I.T. solutions for local telecommunications company.
Analyzed user business requirements and designed system proposals that required extensive interaction with other corporate systems. Validated business needs with finance and marketing users.
Led project team including two consultants in the development of critical business requirements for a relational database and reporting system. This system  produced information on Teleport’s switching equipment and physical plant. Built views that provided management with detailed information on each city’s telecommunications infrastructure and company facilities. The report that was developed was a key component of management decision-making.
Coordinated a vendor evaluation (RFP) for a proposed development effort to replace the existing geographic cable management information system to reduce corporate MIS expenses.

METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY – New York, NY                1984- 1997
Systems Analyst / Programmer Analyst / Programmer
Developed and implemented system enhancements and interfaces that provided accurate and accessible information to management and marketing users. Coordinated project work between team members and management of other business units.
Collaborated closely with other business/system units on critical projects to administer and maintain a Sybase SQL Server (System 11) database for Institutional Marketing. The database facilitated key marketing decision support and management reporting activities.
Built data models to represent conceptual and logical data requirements for meeting business needs using S-Designer 5.0.
Implemented a 3NF physical data model and denormalized database design to meet performance requirements for rapid query response time.

Databases: Oracle 8, Oracle 7.3, Sybase SQL Server (System 11), Hyperion Essbase, DB2/2, IDMS, MS Access
Communications: CICS, LU6.2, Communications Manager / 2
Operating Systems:Windows 95/98/NT 4.0, OS/2, MVS/XA/ESA, OS/390, MS-DOS, Banyan Vines, VM,  AIX
Database Middleware: InfoPump Manager, MDI Gateway
Development Tools: S-Designer 5.0, APS (Intersolv), PowerBuilder 5.0, Data Direct Explorer (Intersolv)
Other:PVCS, Query Manager, VSAM, XPEDITER, Panvalet, Roscoe, File-Aid, DBASE IV, ISPF Dialog Manager, Librarian, BMS, TSO/SPF, EXEC, MicroFocus WorkBench, DYL-260, CLIST, CMS, SQL*Plus, SQL*Net, SQL*Loader, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

M.S. – Information Systems (12 Credits Completed) – Received Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Analysis & Design – New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ – December, 2002 - GPA 4.0
Classes with concentration in Unified Modeling Language (UML), Rational Unified Process (RUP),  Software Engineering, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
B.S. – Business Administration - Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York – 1981

Fellow, Life Management Institute, Life Office Management Association (LOMA)
Associate, Customer Service, Life Office Management Association (LOMA)
Associate in Information Technology (AIT) – Insurance Institute of America (IIA)

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) – Garden State Chapter
Data Management Association (DAMA)
IEEE Computer Society (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Society for Technical Communication, New York Metro Chapter



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
3/9/03 Sunday Track & Field   IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships   Boston, MA   9:00 AM
3/9/03 Sunday Softball   Drexel   Philadelphia, PA   PPD 
3/9/03 Sunday W. Basketball   MAAC Tournament   Trenton, NJ   12:00 PM
3/9/03 Sunday Baseball   Tulane   New Orleans, LA   1:00 PM
3/9/03 Sunday M. Lacrosse   Delaware   Newark, DE   1:00 PM
3/9/03 Sunday M. Basketball   MAAC Tournament 
Game Notes
Trenton, NJ   6:00 PM
3/10/03 Monday M. Basketball   MAAC Tournament   Trenton, NJ   7:00 PM
3/12/03 Wednesday M. Tennis   Fordham   Bronx, NY   3:00 PM
3/12/03 Wednesday Softball   Hofstra   Hempstead, NY   3:30 PM
3/14/03 Friday Track & Field   NCAA Indoor Championships   Fayetteville, AR   12:00 PM
3/15/03 Saturday Track & Field   NCAA Indoor Championship   Fayetteville, AR   12:00 PM
3/15/03 Saturday W. Lacrosse   LIU Brooklyn   Away   12:00 PM
3/15/03 Saturday Baseball   Delaware State (DH)   Dover, DE   12:00 PM
3/15/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   Wagner*   Staten Island, NY   1:00 PM
3/16/03 Sunday W. Tennis   Loyola*   Baltimore, MD   10:00 AM
3/16/03 Sunday Baseball   Delaware State   Dover, DE   1:00 PM
3/16/03 Sunday M. Tennis   Loyola*   Baltimore, MD   2:00 PM
3/17/03 Monday W. Lacrosse   Wagner   Away   3:30 PM
3/18/03 Tuesday Baseball   Maryland-Eastern Shore (DH)   Princess Anne, MD   1:00 PM
3/18/03 Tuesday M. Lacrosse   VMI*   Lexington, VA   3:00 PM
3/18/03 Tuesday Softball   Florida International   Miami, FL   7:00 PM
3/19/03 Wednesday Golf   Susquehanna Invitational   Selinsgrove, PA   TBA 
3/19/03 Wednesday Track & Field   Scottsdale Decathlon   Scottsdale, AZ   12:00 PM
3/19/03 Wednesday M. Tennis   Iona*   HOME   3:00 PM
3/19/03 Wednesday Baseball   Lehigh   HOME   3:00 PM
3/20/03 Thursday Track & Field   Scottsdale Decathlon   Scottsdale, AZ   12:00 AM
3/20/03 Thursday Golf   Susquehanna Invitational   Selinsgrove, PA   1:00 PM
3/20/03 Thursday Softball   Liberty   Boca Raton, FL   2:00 PM
3/20/03 Thursday Softball   Florida Atlantic   Boca Raton, FL   4:00 PM
3/21/03 Friday Track & Field   Baldy Castillo Invitational   Tempe, AZ   10:00 AM
3/21/03 Friday Track & Field   Baldy Castillo Invitational   Tempe, AZ   10:00 AM
3/21/03 Friday Softball   Liberty   Boca Raton, FL   2:00 PM
3/21/03 Friday Softball   Florida Atlantic   Boca Raton, FL   6:00 PM
3/21/03 Friday M. Tennis   Binghamton   HOME   8:30 PM
3/22/03 Saturday Track & Field   Baldy Castillo Invitational   Tempe, AZ   10:00 AM
3/22/03 Saturday Track & Field   Baldy Castillo Invitational   Tempe, AZ   10:00 AM
3/22/03 Saturday Baseball   Marist* (DH)   HOME   12:00 PM
3/22/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   PROVIDENCE*   HOME   1:00 PM
3/22/03 Saturday W. Tennis   Rhode Island   Providence, RI   1:00 PM
3/22/03 Saturday Softball   Florida Atlantic   Boca Raton, FL   2:00 PM
3/22/03 Saturday W. Lacrosse   Mt. St. Mary's   Away   3:30 PM
3/22/03 Saturday Softball   Liberty   Boca Raton, FL   6:00 PM
3/23/03 Sunday Baseball   Marist*   HOME   12:00 PM
3/26/03 Wednesday Baseball   Stony Brook   TBA   3:00 PM
3/26/03 Wednesday W. Tennis   Saint Peter's   HOME   3:00 PM
3/26/03 Wednesday M. Tennis   Hofstra   HOME   3:00 PM
3/27/03 Thursday Softball   Seton Hall   South Orange, NJ   2:30 PM
3/27/03 Thursday M. Tennis   Monmouth   West Long Branch, NJ   3:00 PM
3/29/03 Saturday Track & Field   Monmouth Invitational   Monmouth, NJ   10:00 AM
3/29/03 Saturday Track & Field   Rutgers Invitational   Rutgers, NJ   10:00 AM
3/29/03 Saturday Baseball   LeMoyne* (DH)   HOME   12:00 PM
3/29/03 Saturday Softball   Marist*   HOME   12:00 PM
3/29/03 Saturday W. Lacrosse   SUNY Stonybrook   Away   1:00 PM
3/29/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   St. Joe's*   Philadelphia, PA   2:00 PM
3/30/03 Sunday Baseball   LeMoyne* (DH)   HOME   12:00 PM
3/30/03 Sunday W. Tennis   Siena*   Loudonville, NY   1:00 PM
3/30/03 Sunday Softball   Siena*   HOME   1:00 PM
3/31/03 Monday W. Tennis   Fordham   Bronx, NY   3:00 PM
4/1/03 Tuesday Baseball   Fordham   HOME   3:00 PM
4/1/03 Tuesday W. Lacrosse   DREXEL   HOME   3:30 PM
4/2/03 Wednesday Softball   St. Francis, NY   Brooklyn, NY   2:30 PM
4/2/03 Wednesday W. Tennis   Long Island   Brooklyn, NY   3:00 PM
4/2/03 Wednesday Baseball   Pace   Pleasantville, NY   3:00 PM
4/3/03 Thursday M. Tennis   Fairfield*   Fairfield, CT   3:00 PM
4/4/03 Friday Golf   Yale Spring Opener   New Haven, CT   TBA 
4/4/03 Friday Track & Field   Sam Howell Invitational   Princeton, NJ   10:00 AM
4/4/03 Friday Track & Field   Sam Howell Invitational   Princeton, NJ   10:00 AM
4/5/03 Saturday Golf   Yale Spring Opener   New Haven, CT   TBA 
4/5/03 Saturday W. Lacrosse   Canisius*   Away   10:00 AM
4/5/03 Saturday Track & Field   Sam Howell Invitational   Princeton, NJ   10:00 AM
4/5/03 Saturday Track & Field   Sam Howell Invitational   Princeton, NJ   10:00 AM
4/5/03 Saturday Softball   Rider*   HOME   10:00 AM
4/5/03 Saturday Baseball   Siena* (DH)   Loudonville, NY   12:00 PM
4/5/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   MT. ST. MARY'S*   HOME   2:00 PM
4/6/03 Sunday W. Tennis   Niagara*   HOME   TBA 
4/6/03 Sunday Golf   Yale Spring Opener   New Haven, CT   TBA 
4/6/03 Sunday Softball   Cornell   HOME   9:00 AM
4/6/03 Sunday Baseball   Siena*   Loudonville, NY   12:00 PM
4/6/03 Sunday W. Lacrosse   Niagara*   Away   1:00 PM
4/6/03 Sunday M. Tennis   Niagara*   HOME   1:00 PM
4/8/03 Tuesday M. Lacrosse   SIENA*   TBA   4:00 PM
4/9/03 Wednesday M. Tennis   Wagner   HOME   3:00 PM
4/9/03 Wednesday W. Lacrosse   Fairfield*   Away   3:00 PM
4/9/03 Wednesday Baseball   Lafayette   HOME   3:30 PM
4/9/03 Wednesday Softball   Fordham   Bronx, NY   3:30 PM
4/10/03 Thursday W. Tennis   Fairfield*   HOME   3:00 PM
4/11/03 Friday Track & Field   Sea Ray Relays   Knoxville, TN   10:00 AM
4/11/03 Friday Track & Field   Sea Ray Relays   Knoxville, TN   10:00 AM
4/11/03 Friday M. Tennis   St. John's   Jamaica, NY   3:30 PM
4/12/03 Saturday Track & Field   Lion Invitational   New York, NY   9:00 AM
4/12/03 Saturday Track & Field   MET Championships   TBA   TBA 
4/12/03 Saturday W. Lacrosse   LEMOYNE*   HOME   11:00 AM
4/12/03 Saturday Baseball   Canisius* (DH)   HOME   12:00 PM
4/12/03 Saturday Softball   Niagara*   Niagara University, NY   12:00 PM
4/12/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   CANISIUS*   HOME   2:00 PM
4/12/03 Saturday W. Tennis   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   2:00 PM
4/13/03 Sunday Softball   Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   11:00 AM
4/13/03 Sunday Baseball   Canisius*   HOME   12:00 PM
4/15/03 Tuesday W. Lacrosse   Rutgers   Away   3:30 PM
4/16/03 Wednesday Softball   Monmouth   HOME   3:00 PM
4/16/03 Wednesday M. Tennis   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   3:30 PM
4/16/03 Wednesday Baseball   Army   West Point, NY   3:30 PM
4/17/03 Thursday Golf   Canisius Invitational   Easton, MD   TBA 
4/17/03 Thursday M. Tennis   Stony Brook   Stony Brook, NY   TBA 
4/18/03 Friday Golf   Canisius Invitational   Easton, MD   TBA 
4/19/03 Saturday Golf   Canisius Invitational   Easton, MD   TBA 
4/19/03 Saturday Track & Field   Army Quad (W)   West Point, NY   TBA 
4/19/03 Saturday Track & Field   Princeton Quad (M)   Princeton, NJ   TBA 
4/19/03 Saturday Baseball   Saint Peter's* (DH)   Jersey City, NJ   12:00 PM
4/19/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   7:00 PM
4/21/03 Monday Baseball   Saint Peter's*   Jersey City, NJ   12:00 PM
4/21/03 Monday M. Tennis   Siena*   Albany, NY   3:00 PM
4/22/03 Tuesday Golf   Peacock Invitational   Heron Glen Golf Course   10:00 AM
4/22/03 Tuesday W. Tennis   Wagner   Staten Island, NY   2:00 PM
4/22/03 Tuesday Softball   Saint Peter's*   HOME   3:00 PM
4/22/03 Tuesday Baseball   Sacred Heart   Bridgeport, CT   3:30 PM
4/23/03 Wednesday Baseball   Hofstra   HOME   3:30 PM
4/23/03 Wednesday W. Lacrosse   MARIST*   HOME   3:30 PM
4/24/03 Thursday Golf   MAAC Championship   Lake Buena Vista, FL   TBA 
4/24/03 Thursday Track & Field   Penn Relays   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
4/24/03 Thursday Softball   Stony Brook   Stony Brook, NY   3:00 PM
4/25/03 Friday Track & Field   Penn Relays   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
4/25/03 Friday W. Tennis   MAAC Championship   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/25/03 Friday M. Tennis   MAAC Tournament   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/25/03 Friday Golf   MAAC Championship   Lake Buena Vista, FL   TBA 
4/26/03 Saturday Golf   MAAC Championship   Lake Buena Vista, FL   TBA 
4/26/03 Saturday M. Tennis   MAAC Tournament   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/26/03 Saturday W. Tennis   MAAC Championship   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/26/03 Saturday Track & Field   Penn Relays   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
4/26/03 Saturday W. Lacrosse   SIENA*   HOME   11:00 AM
4/26/03 Saturday Baseball   Iona* (DH)   New Rochelle, NY   12:00 PM
4/26/03 Saturday M. Lacrosse   SACRED HEART   HOME   2:00 PM
4/27/03 Sunday Golf   MAAC Championship   Lake Buena Vista, FL   TBA 
4/27/03 Sunday W. Tennis   MAAC Championship   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/27/03 Sunday M. Tennis   MAAC Tournament   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/27/03 Sunday Softball   St. John's   Jamaica, NY   12:00 PM
4/27/03 Sunday Baseball   Iona*   New Rochelle, NY   12:00 PM
4/29/03 Tuesday Track & Field   Broadmead Invitational   Princeton, NJ   TBA 
4/30/03 Wednesday Baseball   Columbia   New York, NY   3:00 PM




[Sports from the College]


Eric Fierro Drives in Three Runs in Losing Effort

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 7, 2003) - Despite outhitting the No. 21 Tulane Green Wave 14-11, the Manhattan Jaspers dropped their fourth straight game 5-4 Friday evening at Turchin Field. Tulane improves to 11-4 on the season, while Manhattan falls to 0-4.

Five Jaspers had multi-hit games, including sophomore designated hitter Eric Fierro (Levittown, NY) who was 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI. Manhattan rallied from a 4-0 deficit, putting up a three-spot in the top of the sixth to close within one (4-3). Junior Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY) ripped a pair of doubles and drew a walk, while Jonathan Holzer (Brooklyn, NY) and Gary Diaz (Naugatuck, CT) each collected two hits.

Senior Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) worked six innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits while striking out seven. Freshmen Steve Bronder (Ballston Lake, NY) and Kyle Wirtz (Branford, CT) each worked one scoreless inning of relief.

Manhattan and Tulane square off in the second game of the three-game set tomorrow afternon at 2:00 PM.



TRENTON, NJ (March 7, 2003) - The Manhattan College women's basketball team will play against Canisus at 11:30 AM on Saturday in the semifinal round at the Sovereign Bank Arena.

The Lady Jaspers and the Golden Griffins split the season series, with each team winning at home.



TRENTON, NJ (March 7, 2003) – Head men's basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez was named the 2003 Spalding/Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, as announced by conference officials Friday evening at the Sovereign Bank Arena. In addition, junior guard Luis Flores (New York, NY) was named the Pepsi MAAC Player of the Year, while junior Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) earned the league's Sixth Man Award.

Gonzalez led the Jaspers to a 21-6 overall record and the MAAC regular season conference title, the program's fourth all-time. Manhattan won 14 conference games, the most in the team's history. Manhattan put together a 15-game winning streak in mid-season, which for a brief time was the longest ion the country. Gonzalez also guided the Jaspers to their second straight MSG/Holiday Festival championship, defeating St. John's and Iona.

Flores, who was named to the All-MAAC First Team for the second straight year, won the Player of the Year trophy after being selected MAAC Player of the Week seven times. He led the conference in scoring at 24.7 points per game and broke Manhattan's single season scoring record.

Holmes, a starter in only five games, came off the bench to lead Manhattan in rebounding and ranked second in scoring. He recorded six double-doubles and was also named to the All-MAAC Second Team for the second consecutive year.

Manhattan earned a bye into the semifinal round of the MAAC Tournament, being held at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ. Manhattan will take on either Loyola, Iona or Niagara in the first semifinal matchup on Sunday March 9 at 6:00 PM.



RIVERDALE, NY (MARCH 7, 2003) – Senior All-American Thomas Jacob Freeman's (East Greenwich, RI) mark of 21.99m thrown on January 31st remains the second best mark in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Weight Throw Standings. His mark is also currently the 11th best throw in the world according to the International Association of Athletics Federation.

Ohio State's Dan Taylor, who threw 22.35m on March 2nd, holds first place in the NCAA standings.

Freeman will have another chance to increase his final season standing this weekend, March 8-9, when he competes in the IC4A Indoor Championships in Boston, MA. He will face Taylor and other qualifiers in two weeks, March 14-15, at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships held in Fayetteville, AR.

NCAA Division I Men Weight Throw
1 Dan Taylor JR Ohio State 22.35m 3-02
2 Thomas Freeman SR Manhattan 21.99m 1-31

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RIVERDALE, NY (March 6, 2003) - Head women's soccer coach John Sanchez and his squad will be hosting an alumni game to raise funds for the Lady Jaspers on Saturday April 5, 2003 at Merle Avenue School in Oceanside, NY at 2:00 PM. If you are interested in playing, please call Coach Sanchez at 718-862-7936 or email him at Reception to follow at Knights of Columbus in Oceanside. All participants will receive a free T-shirt.

Directions to Oceanside United Soccer Club (FIELD 1 (Merle Avenue School) From Southern State Pkwy or Sunrise Highway Exit 17S (Ocean Avenue.) Follow Ocean Ave to Sunrise Hwy. Left (East) on Sunrise Highway to Oceanside Road. Right (South) on Oceanside Road (by Merrit Gas Station.) Go over Merrick road to Foxhurst Blvd. The field is the corner of Foxhurst and Oceanside Road. For Parking, continue to Merle Ave (next intersection). Right on Merle and right again in the School Parking lot (second driveway.)



[Sports from the News or Web]

Copyright 2003 Daily News, L.P. 

Daily News (New York)

March 7, 2003, Friday SPORTS FINAL EDITION




Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez has heard all about how his Jaspers haven't done much damage in the MAAC Tournament during his tenure. How they have flamed out in the first round in each of his first three seasons.

And he thinks the Jaspers' postseason futility has been greatly overblown.

"I've got to laugh about it," Gonzalez said. "My first two years here were weren't very good - we were picked 10th and sixth in the conference - so is it surprising we didn't win those years?

"But last year we turned the program around: We won 20 games. So losing to Fairfield in the first round, that's different. That was definitely considered a disappointment."

As he readies the top-seeded Jaspers for the MAAC Tournament in Trenton this weekend - which he calls "a wacky, crazy, anything-can-happen, Russian-roulette deal" - Gonzalez is looking to hush the detractors once and for all.

"We feel over the long haul we proved to be the best team in the conference," Gonzalez said. "And we know expectations and pressure is through the roof now, but we're confident and loose. We feel good about ourselves and we know we're certainly capable of winning two games."

That's all that stands between the Jaspers (21-6, 14-4 MAAC) and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1995 - because with their MAAC regular-season title came a giant perk: a two-round bye into the MAAC tournament semifinals.

For Gonzalez, however, that's both a good and a bad thing.

"Having the time off is good and having to just win two games, but the downside is you're playing a team that will have already played a game and gotten used to the arena and be tournament-ready," Gonzalez said. "So there are definite advantages and disadvantages."

The Jaspers, who don't play until Sunday at 6 p.m., will face either Iona or Niagara in their semifinal opener.

Niagara (16-11, 12-6), which grabbed the fourth seed, has a first-round bye, while No. 5 Iona (16-11, 11-17) must play today (5 p.m.) against 10th-seeded Loyola (4-23, 1-17), a team the Gaels beat twice this season, including an 82-45 dismantling on Feb. 27.

The Gaels should advance to face Niagara tomorrow in a 4:45 p.m. semifinal matchup. The Gaels split the regular-season series with the Purple Eagles, losing at Niagara, 86-74, before posting a 92-76 win at the Mulcahy Center.

A Gaels victory over Niagara would set up an Iona-Manhattan semifinal and would be the fourth time the two local rivals meet this season.

Manhattan took the first game, winning the Holiday Festival, 68-63, in December. Iona won an 80-77 double-OT decision Feb. 16 before the Jaspers clinched the MAAC regular-season title with a 69-58 victory last Sunday.

NEC Tournament: The Northeast Conference Tournament tips off tomorrow with Jermaine Hall and top-seeded Wagner at home against No. 8 LIU. Easy win for the Seahawks? Think again. In their only meeting of the season, LIU clipped the 'Hawks, 87-71. The winner will face either No. 4 Quinnipiac or No. 5 St. Francis (Pa.) in the semifinals Sunday at 1:30.

Cliff Strong and No. 6 St. Francis (N.Y.) will face No. 3 Central Connecticut State in an 8 p.m. quarterfinal tomorrow. The winner would face either No. 2 Monmouth or No. 7 FDU in a 4 p.m. semifinal Sunday.

The championship game Wednesday night will be played at the site of the highest surviving seed, giving No. 1 Wagner a chance to clinch an NCAA berth on its home floor.

LOAD-DATE: March 7, 2003 


March 6, 2003

Manhattan Knows Nothing Is Automatic


For Bobby Gonzalez, the two rounds of byes that his top-seeded Manhattan College basketball team earned in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament mean two very different things.

``One day I wake up and I'm happy to have time to prepare,'' Gonzalez, Manhattan's fourth-year coach, said yesterday. ``Then the other times I think, `I hope we're not rusty, and the team that we play is going to have momentum.'''

With the Jaspers watching, the conference tournament will begin tonight at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. Rider will play St. Peter's and Marist will play Canisius.

On Sunday, Manhattan will be in a semifinal game as it attempts to earn its first N.C.A.A. tournament bid since 1995. The Jaspers slipped into the tournament as an at-large team that year and won their opening-round game against Oklahoma.

Manhattan has had much to boast about this season, compiling a 15-game winning streak, finishing the regular season 21-6, winning the Holiday Festival tournament and posting victories over Seton Hall and St. John's of the Big East.

But the Jaspers were 20-7 last season at this point, then were defeated in the first round of the conference tournament and beaten in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

So, Gonzalez has no illusions about what is needed to return to the N.C.A.A. tournament.

``I think we've got to get the automatic bid,'' he said, meaning Manhattan has got to win the MAAC tournament. ``It would be great to think that maybe if we won in the first round and got to the title game at 22-6, with the most road and neutral site wins in the nation, we'd get in. But, realistically, it probably isn't going to happen.''

After their 15-game winning streak, the Jaspers lost three of the next four games before finishing the regular season with a victory over Iona. When the Jaspers play on Sunday, it will be against the winner of the game between Niagara and either Iona or Loyola.

Gonzalez knows what a spot in the N.C.A.A. tournament will mean.


Baseball To Host Manhattan College In Three-Game Series

Green Wave looks to continue its stellar play at home as Tulane sports a 10-1 record at Turchin Stadium

March 6, 2003

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Tulane University baseball team hopes to continue to eat well with some home cooking Friday evening when the Green Wave opens a three-game series with Manhattan College at 6:30 p.m. at Turchin Stadium.

Tulane, 10-4 overall and ranked as high as 23rd in the nation by Baseball America, has been stellar at home with a 10-1 mark. In games played at Turchin Stadium, the Green Wave are hitting at an eye-popping .367 clip with 30 doubles, four triples and 13 home runs. The pitchers, meanwhile, have combined for a 2.84 ERA with 101 strikeouts and just 24 walks in 95.0 innings of work.

For the season, the Green Wave are hitting .338 as a team and are led by All-America candidate Michael Aubrey with a .453 batting average to go along with four home runs and 23 RBI. Senior centerfielder Jonny Kaplan is close behind with a .444 average with two home runs and 12 stolen bases, followed by freshman outfielder Brian Bogusevic with a .356 mark.

As a team, the Tulane pitching staff has tallied a 3.38 ERA after giving up 45 earned runs in 120.0 innings so far in 2003. Opponents are hitting .276 off the Green Wave hurlers with 130 hits in 471 at-bats. Tulane has also done a good job of keeping the ball over the plate with 119 strikeouts and just 33 walks.

Junior Cory Hahn leads the team with a 3-1 record and a 2.00 ERA, followed by freshman Matt Goebel with a 2.10 mark. Rookie Billy Mohl, who is third on the squad with a 3.32 ERA, paces the Green Wave with 22 strikeouts.

Manhattan, meanwhile, comes to the Big Easy 0-3 on the year after getting swept by UNO last weekend at Maestri Field. The Jaspers were scheduled to play Fordham on Wednesday, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather in the New York area.

As a team, Manhattan is hitting .172 with two doubles and a triple, and is led by John Fitzpatrick with a .400 average.

On the mound, the Jaspers have a 9.51 team ERA after allowing 25 earned runs in 23.2 innings. Manhattan hurlers are allowing opponents to hit .404 (44-for-109) and have tallied 13 walks and 13 strikeouts. Chris Cody paces the club with a 2.25 ERA and Ryan Darcy leads the way with four strikeouts.

Following Friday's 6:30 p.m. contest, Tulane and Manhattan play again on Saturday at 2 p.m. before closing out the series on Sunday with a 1 p.m. start. For ticket information, contact the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office at (504) 861-WAVE.






[Email 1]

Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 6:41 AM
Subject: Info for future Jottings

Hi John,

Thanks you for including my email concerning the Manhattan College Gulf Coast Alumni Club's April 5th dinner in the March 2nd edition of Jasper Jottings.

I would appreciate it if you could include an item about the dinner in future Jasper Jottings in the section entitled "Don't Forget" which is at the beginning of the Jottings.  We are just starting a club here in the Sarasota area and it is important that the "word gets out".

The item should read as follows:

Sat Apr 5  -- Gulf Coast Alumni Club
              5PM Dinner at the Silver Cricket in
Sarasota.  RSVP:  CJOLEARY <privacy invoked> 


C J (Neil) O'Leary '60

[JR: To prevent your being spammed to death, I will forward any inquireies that are received here. Once I put issue on the web site, the addresses are harvested and an astounding rate. I put a "throw away" address in one issue, and it was beign spammed within an hour. Forwarned is forarmed? ]



[Email 2]

From: Joseph Ryan
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 7:04 AM
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings200300303.htm

Please remove me from the distribution list of  Jasper Jottings.

[JR: Why?]

Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 1:48 PM
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings200300303.htm

I findI just don't have the time to wade through so much when very little pertains to people I know. Also, I get scheduled events from the college regularly.

[JR:  Sigh.]



[Email 3]

Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 10:45 AM
Subject: email change


please note change in my email address.

new email is <privacy invoked>

tegy thomas

[JR: Done ]



[Email 4]

From: Meg Walsh
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 11:32 AM
Subject: Manhattan College, NYC Alumni Club

Dear Fellow Jasper,

I am pleased to announce the NYC Alumni Club will be sponsoring our third networking event shortly.  Our previous events have been extremely successful, many old ties have been rekindled and new relationships built with friends, colleagues and the school.

Our Spring 2003 Reception and Networking Event will take place on Thursday, April 3rd  (6:00 to 9:00PM) at St. Peter’s Church in NYC (619 Lexington Ave. @ 54th Street).  We have a very special program planned; a talk by Dr. Charles Geisst from our own School of Business, an accomplished and published expert  -  “Wall Street:  Starting the 21st Century. ”  The program will also feature a special guest appearance (and book raffle) by Terry Golway, author of “So Others Might Live: The FDNY From 1700 to the Present”.  The program also provides time for the key aspect of the event - informal networking. 

Based on the overwhelmingly high attendance at our previous events we expect close to 200 Jaspers to attend this reception. To insure you can meet each of the other attendees, nametags with business name noted are provided; as well as the attendee list with name and contact address.

Do not miss this opportunity to connect with your fellow Jaspers!!  Please join us on April 3rd – you can register on-line (; alumni and friends; alumni event schedule).  It is a great social event and an incredible networking opportunity.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Meg Walsh
Chairperson, NYC Alumni Club 



[Email 5]

From: jack Kelly
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 12:04 PM
Subject: Arnold Air Society Alumni's Successful Reunion Cruise


     I'm sorry to hear that your recovery is taking so long.  I enjoy getting my weekly Jasper Jottings and appreciate your efforts while dealing with what I know to be a seriously painful ailment.

     To help take your mind off the pain, why not check out the pictures from our Arnold Air Society Alumni group's recent reunion cruise.  The pictures and other "stuff" are available at .

     Obviously, your readers are also invited to visit the site and if there are any former AAS members in the audience I hope they'll take the opportunity to get back in touch with old friends.

Jack Kelly
Business '68

[JR: Hopefully you mentioned our modest effort here, while regaling everyone with the stories of yester year. Thanks for the report.]



[Email 6]

From: Kathie or George Brew
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: jasperjottings200300303.htm

John, Thanks for the e-mail copy of Japer Jottings but I also received a copy as a subscriber to the full edition, George Brew '50

[JR: Pain killers?  ]



[Email 7]

Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 2:51 PM
Subject: RE: jasperjottings200300303.htm

Dear Mr. Reinke:

I just noticed that you graduated in 68 as did I. What college were you in? I was in Arts and Science.

Yours, Tom Heffernan

[JR: Engineering. Although many of my classmates might suggest it was: bridge, beer, girls, or my full-time job at AT&T. Ahh that was the life. Peaked in 1968. Saddly. "Lefty" ]



[Email 8]

From: John Fay
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 6:28 AM
Subject: UCD & Manhattan College

Dear John

I hope the neck is getting better. I also hope that you're maintaining good posture when using the PC. I know that my own neck, shoulder and elbow problems are due to the fact that I paid no attention to my posture and set-up when working - particularly out of the house.

Interesting to see two references to University College, Dublin in this week's Jottings. I did my MBA at UCD - the Smurfit Business School in 1991/92. If only that scholarship fund was available when I chose to come to Dublin for business school!

The other references was to the lecture by Dr. Annraoi de Paor from the National University of Ireland, Dublin, which I think is the new name for University College Dublin.

John F. '86

[JR: I think it was the "sack of crud" that I have been lugging around for the last 30 years. I now "roll it". What paperless society? ]


[Email 9]

Hi John,

Just wondered if you were/are able to post the event below and if so, can I get copied on it for my records? Thanks!!

Kerry Rood
Covenant House New York
Development Associate, Funding and PR
460 W. 41st St. NY, NY 10036
212-330-0582 (v) 212-239-8781 (f)

----- Forwarded by Kerry Rood/NY/CovenantHouse on 03/05/03 04:50 PM -----

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

[JR:  Fast response from road, I put it in the last ezine ]




From: Frank Caceres
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 8:37 AM
Subject: fellow Jasper

Hi John,

It's always good to hear from a brother MC alum. I've recently re- established contact with some old friends thanks to the Internet, some not necessarily associated with Manhattan College, but it's been nice to "speak" with them after all these years.

At any rate, I've lived in Florida since shortly after getting out of the Army in 1971. During 20-25 of those years, I worked in credit management. But in 1996, I was diagnosed with MS and had to find a less stressful line of work (being the "Bad Guy" can take a lot out of you).  So I went to work for the local County government, which is about as stress-free as you can get. In the past six years, I've earned my MA in Vocational Education from the University of South Florida (yes, the very same USF that employed Al-Arian, recently arrested and accused of funding terrorist activity), and am currently working toward my Ph.D. in Natural Health through the Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham, AL. My first novel, entitled "Because They Were" was released this past December and I've completed a second novel. I was included in the 2003 edition of "Who's Who in America, " though, for the life of me, I can't figure out why. From who cares to who's who...go figure.

Well, like the old joke goes...enough of my bragging. Your turn - what do you think of me?

Please keep me on your mailing list. And another favor, if I might ask. Your message mentioned something about a MC Latino Club (or words to that effect). How can I get in touch with them?

Thanks for the contact.
Best wishes,
Frank Caceres - Class of '69

Author of "Because They Were" - A look at the battle between prejudice and tolerance, and an introspective into family values.

[Maria K.: do you have your ears on? I have one for you. ]

[JR: Thanks, not everyone is so nice to hear from when I send them an "invitation". (Surprising, some must be thinking I am there to dunn them for a contribution.) Oh well, enjoy the ramblings. ]




From: George Gonzalez (1975)
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 08 January 2003

Hello back . It was nice of you to contact me. Thank You.  I look forward to more contact in the future.

George R. Gonzalez




From: Smyth, Charles
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 1:11 PM
Subject: RE: jasperjottings200300303.htm


You either have me on your list twice, or you sent this message twice.

Charlie Smyth

[JR: Pain killers. The GLock Easy Mail software prevents a duplicate entry of the same address. The only way is if you have an alias like and will get you two issues. Otherwise it is operator error. I have also begun putting the id info at the top of the message for non-AOLers so you can see where I think I am mailing it to.]




From: Suzanne Giugliano
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 2:45 PM
Subject: Fwd: Manhattan College, NYC Alumni Club

Ezekiel's Cafe is catering this event, so please register and pass the word! Would love to see everyone, Suzanne

Mom, please pass to Mr. Comer; Blake, please pass to Jim and Rosie, please pass to Andrew C. - thanks!

>From: "Meg Walsh"
>To: "Meg Walsh"
>Subject: Manhattan College,  NYC Alumni Club
>Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 11:32:25 -0500




Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 1:32 AM
Subject: Thanks

Hi John..just a short not of thanks for the work that you do for us putting out the Jottings each week. I am delighted to see that your health has improved!  BTW I received two copies this week, thought you'd like to know. The Best Manny Cabranes '59S

[JR: Pain killers or fat thumbs. Also,possible that the first bounced back. The second should say "try #2". I usually give two trys in a week for three weeks before giving up and waiting to be yelled at. ]




From: Ronijohn Antenucci
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: jasperjottings200300303.htm

John, I hope that you recover quickly.  This note is coming from New Orleans, LA where my wife Roni and I are visiting my brother Jim (BCE'60) and his wife Pat.  This is our first time attending Mardi Gras.  It has been a very positive experience.  We have been to several parades and have not seen any of the legendary exposures Mardi Gras is notorious for exhibiting. Pat and Jim are great hosts for us when we visit the "Big Easy".  Roni and I are full timing in our RV.  After New Orleans we are heading west.

Deacon John E. Antenucci  BS '59.

[JR: I sure hope I won't see an ad for the latest video "jasper deacons gone wild". Don't make me laff it hurts. ]




From: Chuck & Liz
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 9:51 PM
Subject: Fw: The impending attrocious war in Iraq

To all my friends I received a version of this letter from Fr. Paul Surlis, the idea came from a Dr. Helen Caldicott.  She is orchestrating a large effort to urge this action on the Vatican.  While the Pope himself may be too ill to make this journey, possibly he may send a high level entourage to emphasize his oft spoken opposition to a war he calls immoral.

If you agree you can copy this and forward it to the pope.  They requested that you give the name of your home city and state.  I added my parish affiliation as I thought that this might be appropriate.

Chuck & Liz Theisen

----- Original Message -----

From: "Chuck & Liz"
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 9:36 PM
Subject: The impending attrocious war in Iraq

His Holiness John Paul II
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City State

Your Holiness:

We write to you today out of a sense of great urgency. As you know the United States of America is on the verge of launching what may be one of the most cataclysmic wars in history possibly using weapons of mass destruction upon the Iraqi people, fifty percent of whom are less than > 15 years of age.

Conservative estimates are that such a war will result in the death of well over 100,000 Iraqis. It seems clear that, at this time, you are the  only person on Earth who can stop this war. Indeed, your physical presence in Baghdad, will prevent the impending slaughter of hundreds of thousands of human beings, and force the international community of nations to identify and implement a truly peaceful resolution to this unprecedented, preemptive aggression.

We implore you to travel to Baghdad and to remain there until a peaceful solution to this crisis has been implemented. The lives of the people of Iraq rest in your hands - as does the fate of the world. 

We believe that this extraordinary move will also prove to our Muslim brethren that Catholics bear them no malice, but extend to them the love of Jesus.

With hope,
Elizabeth H. Theisen
Charles J. Theisen, Jr., Ph.D.
Cdr. USN (Retired)

[JR: With all due respect to your beliefs, I think the adjectives as well as the casualties are over estimates. Having said that, as a Libertarian, even one is too many. I've passed your thoughts along for the consideration of our fellow alums. I am not sure what is right or wrong on this one. I do think we should have never created this monster in the first place. ]




From: Mulios, Chris
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 3:52 PM
Subject: RE: Try#2:

The link to the site is not working at 350pm 03/03/03


[JR: typo. It should have been 2003 03 03 to much alliteration in the date. ]

[JR: At least Chris is reading what is sent out.]





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A Final Thought

Pinched nerve prevents comment. Dona nobis pacem. Fill in the rest for yourself. Special prayers on St. Pat's and St. Joseph's days.


And that’s the last word.