Sunday 16 March 2003

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 1,015 subscribers to the full edition (316 AOL-ers plus 699 non) and 5 to the "slim pointer" message by my count.

Don't forget:

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 improving. Indexing, editing, and extensive typing still too much. I haven't found any alternatives that are less demandin. Stay tuned.


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


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These basketball players at Cairo High School in Illinois don’t have much, not even decent uniforms.  But that doesn’t stop them from winning.

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Have to focus on the doing not the nice to haves about doing like these fellows.

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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[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".]

Daly, Eugene F. (1970)

DiBiase, R. (?)

Grassi, Rocco M. (1985)

Hall, John William (1989)

Jones, Dick (?)

Lupardo, Debra (1978)

Pellegrino, J. L. (1997)

Rabaglia, Joe (1983)

Rickborn, Nerina J Orton (1990)

Youngjoon, J. Jo (1989)



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RIVERDALE, N.Y. -- Manhattan College’s sesquicentennial celebration continues with the lecture A Spirituality of Mentoring: A Challenge for Catholic Education Today on Monday, April 7 at 3:45pm in Smith Auditorium.  Dr. Tom Beaudoin, visiting assistant professor of theology at Boston College, will speak.  Admission is free.

At a time when generational differences in society, school and church are obvious and often pronounced, how can the wisdom of one generation be creatively received by the next?  Dr. Beaudoin’s lecture will look at how the development of mentoring relationships can be an important way for Catholic education to ensure the continuation of its vision.

The lecture also marks the celebration of Founders Day in honor of St. John Baptist de La Salle, upon whose teachings Manhattan College was founded. April 7 is the day that St. La Salle is annually honored by the Catholic Church. 

Dr. Beaudoin is the author of Virtual Faith: The Irreverent Spiritual Quest of Generation X.  He has been a religious commentator  for  NPR , PBS,  USA  Today, ABC News and VH-1.  Dr. Beaudoin teaches and lectures throughout North America.  His most recent book, Theology and Postmodernity and Popular Culture, is to be published by Orbis.

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street, near Broadway, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Reservations for the lecture, A Spirituality of Mentoring: A Challenge for Catholic Education Today, can be made by calling (718)862-7402 or by visiting the Manhattan College Web site at





George Gendron

Editor-in-Chief, Inc Magazine

George Gendron debuted at Inc. in January, 1981 and became editor-in-chief in 1983.  Under his direction, Inc. catapulted to become the country's premier business magazine for leaders of small to midsize fast growing companies.  With a record-high monthly readership of 2.2 million, Mr. Gendron has introduced millions of hard-driving entrepreneurs to cutting-edge ideas through a diverse range of writers, management experts and specialists.  Mr. Gendron also has played a major role in educating policy makers in the U.S. and abroad about the importance of small businesses and their impact on the economy.

Mr. Gendron co-authored and narrated Inc.'s best-selling video, "How to Really Start Your Own Business," which won the American Film Institute Award for the most outstanding business and economic programming in the country.  Additionally, he has been instrumental in establishing business units that complement the magazine, including Inc.'s book-publishing division, video production group, and conference and seminar division.

Mr. Gendron began his extensive career in publishing as an arts and entertainment editor of New York Magazine from 1973-1975; he also wrote for its sister publication, The Village Voice.  Subsequently, Mr. Gendron was editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine from 1975-1978, when the magazine won numerous awards and heavily influenced the design of other city magazines.

Mr. Gendron is a well-known speaker before groups of business executives in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and makes frequent speeches to college students.  He also is a regular commentator on entrepreneurship and small business on TV, radio, and in print. Appearances include CNBC, 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN and National Public Radio, and he has been quoted extensively in the Wall Street Journal and other major publications.

Mr. Gendron is active in several non-profit organizations, serving on the boards of City Year, a service organization that has risen to national prominence through support from people including President Clinton and the First Lady, Who Cares, a national non-profit publication fostering national service, and The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, which builds healthy economies in America's inner cities that create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents.   Mr. Gendron is a graduate of Manhattan College.

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John A. Banks (1973)
Port Jefferson, New York

Profile Last Updated on: Dec 23 2002 

Personal Highlights father of eight, grandfather of four

[JR: He appears to work at Morgan Stanley. Father of eight; he better "own" Morgan Stanley.]  




The new chairman will be Michael Finnerty, who, like Isenberg was appointed to the board in February 1997 by the New York State Board of Regents, and who most recently was chief financial officer of the Edison Project, the private school consortium developed by Christopher Whittle and led by Benno Schmidt. He has held such other positions as vice president for finance and administration at Yale University and, prior to that, as secretary to the governor of New York and director of the New York State Division of the Budget. Mr. Finnerty received his BS degree from Manhattan College and a master of public administration from New York University.




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.

TELOGY's corporate headquarters is located at: 3885 Bohannon Drive, Menlo Park, California 94025,




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

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


From: Miriam K. Miller ('78)
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:09 AM
Subject: Obituary


Copyright 2003 The Washington Post 
The Washington Post
March 11, 2003, Tuesday, Final Edition
HEADLINE: Constance Ormsby Verdi Prof ...

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Paul G. Ventry, 68, a physician and medical administrator who since 1983 had been medical director of the National Council of the Social Security Administration, died Feb. 28 at his home in Potomac. He had several heart attacks.

Dr. Ventry had been National Health Service medical director since 1983.

He was born in Ossining, N.Y., and graduated from Manhattan College. He received his medical degree from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., then joined the Army Medical Corps, where he did residencies in cardiology, internal medicine, allergy and pulmonary medicine. He was an allergy consultant at an Army hospital in Germany from 1967 to 1970.

In 1971, he left military service as a lieutenant colonel and settled in the Washington area. He was a medical director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center and a civilian medical director of clinics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had a private medical practice and was an assistant clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University medical school. In 1975, he became medical director of the Defense Department and served in that capacity until 1983.

He wrote articles, primarily on immunology, that were published in professional journals.

His avocations included tinkering with cars, computers and discarded electronic devices.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Betty Ann Ventry of Potomac; a stepdaughter, Debra Bartlett of St. Albans, Vt.; and a grandson.

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Copyright 2003 Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. 
The Palm Beach Post
March 8, 2003 Saturday FINAL EDITION

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87, passed away on February 10, 2003. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia K. McKenna, on January 29, 2003. John was born in Mendham, NJ on July 4, 1915. He moved to WPB from Summit, NJ in 1956. A Professional Musician, he served five years in the U.S. Army, entertaining troops during W.W.II in the European theatre. After his discharge, he attended Manhattan College of Music in NYC. John owned and operated The Viking Motel in WPB from 1956-1968, was a yacht painter at Spencer Boatyard for many years, and later was employed by the South Florida Blood Bank. He faithfully donated blood on 100 occasions, was a pheresis donor, and had been active with the Lion's Club. In retirement, he volunteered at the VA Hospital.

John is survived by four daughters: Jacquelyn (Robert D.) Stanhope of West Palm Beach, FL, Kimberley (Douglas) McKenna-Snow of Long Beach, CA, Meredith (John) Taggart of Miami Shores, FL, and Tracey McKenna of Rockford, Ml; one son, Richard (Josephine) McKenna of Toms River, NJ; nine grandchildren: Austin Stanhope, Andrew and Rachel Taggart, Steven, Lauren and Taylor McKenna-Riggle, Christina, Richard, Jr., and Alicia McKenna; and 14 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Hugh.

His life will be celebrated in a ceremony followed by inurnment for both John and Patricia, together, on March 8, 2003 at 1 PM at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 6411 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL with Rev. David McEntire officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions and memorial gifts to the Discretionary Fund at United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, 900 Brandywine Road, WPB, FL 33409, which is utilized for those in need; or to the Cancer Fund of the Soroptimist Int'l of the Palm Beaches, 246 33rd Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

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[JR: Anyone ever hear of the MCofMusic? A rare reference. Maybe marymount? but, on the off-chance I'm or their wrong, here it is. ]



[MC in the News]


Copyright 2003 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. 
The New York Post
March 13, 2003, Thursday
SECTION: All Editions; Pg. 044

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NOVELIST Peter Quinn says his earliest childhood memories of growing up in New York come from the St. PatrickAEs Day Parade.

"My father was the chief judge of the city court, and would watch the parade from the reviewing stand," said Quinn, 56, the author of "The Banished Children of Eve," a novel about the 1863 Draft Riots.

"It was so cold, I remember watching while being wrapped in the folds of my fatherAEs coat." PeterAEs grandfather used to march with County Tipperary and he now marches with the group associated with the Jesuit-run Manhattan College, of which he is an alum.

"Marching is a real connection to our immigrant past," he said, a way to keep some distinguishing ethnic traits in the melting pot Irish immigrants joined when they came to New York.

"It is also a celebration of our survival. My family came over in 1847, during the Famine. It was the first great immigrant wave."

This year, Peter will bring his teenage children Genevieve and Daniel along with him on the march.

"We are going four generations strong with the parade," he said of the family marching tradition which began with his grandfather.

GRAPHIC: For the marchers in the St. PatrickAEs Day Parade, the event often involves a tradition passed down through three or four generations. By Dylan Foley. Photos by Josh Williams.

LOAD-DATE: March 13, 2003

[JR: Won't Brother President be surprised that he's a Jesuit! ] 




All Rights Reserved  The Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
March 11, 2003 Tuesday

BYLINE: Khurram Saeed, Staff

Village witnessing history-making mayor, trustee campaigns

Khurram Saeed The Journal News

There's something novel about this year's political races in Montebello: They're being contested.

For the first time in the village's 17-year history, the incumbent candidates running for mayor and trustee are facing opposition.

On March 18, Montebello voters will choose between two candidates for mayor and five candidates for two trustee seats.

The term for each part-time position is four years.

Both the Western Ramapo Civic Party, representing the incumbents, and the Preserve Our Future Party, made up of political newcomers, have put up a mayor and two trustee candidates. There is also one candidate for trustee running on the Committee for an Independent Choice line.

This year's vote is significant because if one of two larger slates sweeps the election, its three candidates will control the five-person village board for the next four years. With the village in the process of updating its master plan, the winners could conceivably shape the future of Montebello, a pastoral Ramapo village of 3,700 people, for years to come.

With the stakes so high, the races have been heated.

Jeff Oppenheim, a trustee candidate with the Preserve Our Future Party, called the election "a referendum on the master plan."

"We want no new high-density housing, particularly anything that would require downzoning," said Oppenheim, a Rockland neurosurgeon. "We don't want to look like Staten Island."

One of the proposals of the master plan, which is nearing its final stages and will go to the village board and public after the election, calls for a "village center." It would potentially include office space, townhouses and shops along Route 59, across the street from Good Samaritan Hospital.

Candidates of the Western Ramapo Civic Party have been more noncommittal, saying they would support more development if that's what village residents want.

For the most part, the incumbents have promoted their combined 25 years of experience, their ability to keep village taxes low and their autonomy from the town, while questioning the lack of experience of their opponents.

Mayor Kathryn Ellsworth, who has led the village since it was formed in 1986, said her government has been run effectively and efficiently, noting the tax rate in Montebello is lower this year than it was 10 years ago. Village taxes make up about 5 percent of a homeowner's total tax bill.

"Leadership and experience counts," Ellsworth said.

Mayoral candidate Melanie Golden and running mate Jeff Gill said their ticket opposed any kind of new development that would include more retail stores and high-density housing in the village.

Although such projects would add to the village's tax base, they would increase the burden on already overcrowded schools and negatively impact the village's "rustic, rural nature," said Golden, a lawyer who volunteered time to fight two power plants proposed for Torne Valley.

Fredericka Shpetner, a village trustee since 1996 who is running for re-election, said the master plan should reflect the will of the people. For the past year, village planners and a master plan committee, of which Shpetner is a member, have sought residents' input on the type of zoning and land use they would prefer, and, overwhelmingly, they disapprove of downzoning, something the village has never done, she said.

Lance Millman, running on the Committee for an Independent Choice line, said he favored the creation of moderate-price housing to allow teachers, police officers and young families to continue to live in the village.

"I don't think Montebello should be a private community of the wealthy," said Millman, a certified public accountant.

Western Ramapo Civic Party's accusation that the Preserve Our Future Party candidates are being supported by Ramapo Democrats and Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence in order to take control of the village has become another focus in the campaign.

"The fear that many in Montebello have is they don't want the town having undue influence on our village zoning and planning and building," said village Trustee Winsome Downie-Rainford, who was approached by St. Lawrence last year to run on a new slate.

Downie-Rainford, a Manhattan College political science professor, refused and is running with the Western Ramapo Civic Party.

Golden dismissed the accusations. The party sent a letter to village residents last month stating they are not "beholden" to "outside forces."

St. Lawrence said he encouraged Golden to run for office because he was impressed with her work to fight power plants proposed for Torne Valley.

"I think they're trying to put up some kind of smoke screen," St. Lawrence said of the incumbents. "I think it's a non-issue that they're trying to make into an issue."

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Copyright 2003 The Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
All Rights Reserved 
The Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
March 10, 2003 Monday
HEADLINE: Hastings election

Re-elect Marjorie Apel, seat Peter Swiderski on Board of Trustees

Voters in Hastings-on-Hudson will elect a mayor and two trustees in the March 18 village election. Mayor Lee Kinnally is running unopposed for a sixth term. Trustee David Walrath is not seeking a third term.

Trustee Marjorie Apel, director of career services at Manhattan College in Riverdale, is seeking a second term. She and Peter Swiderski, a financial consultant with a company focused on the brokerage industry, are running on the Democratic line and the Working Families line, which is shared with the independent Friends of Swiderski and Apel line. Dr. Nicholas Shorter, a pediatric surgeon and chief of pediatric surgery at SUNY Downstate Hospital in Brooklyn, is running on the Republican line and also has the independent Hastings First Party line. Shorter and Swiderski are making their political debut.

We endorsed Apel, a 24-year village resident, in previous elections and do so again. She has proved an able successor to former three-term Trustee Elsa DeVita, who served admirably.

We also endorse Swiderski, who moved to Hastings in 1997 and has become active in village affairs. He is a member of the Coalition to Preserve the Saw Mill/9A Corridor and the Greenburgh/Yonkers Citizens Coalition, as is Apel. Swiderski is also a co-founder of the Hastings Trailways Volunteers. He prepared an extensive analysis of the downtown rezoning plan that is succinct enough for anyone to understand.

No doubt, Shorter, who moved to Hastings in 1999, would be a good trustee, but he really doesn't have an issue. He notes that the village board is controlled by four Democrats, with Kinnally an independent, and his literature calls the board a "rubber stamp." We see it more as a cooperative effort for what's best for the village. Partisan politics has not been an issue in Hastings in recent years.

Shorter was absolutely right, though, when he told the Editorial Board, "Hastings has has a fundamental niceness to it." Residents want to keep it that way. The only disagreement between the candidates is over the downtown. In Shorter's view, "The downtown is dying . . . the downtown isn't going anywhere." We disagree. Swiderski contends that the rezoning has brought 90 percent of the downtown into compliance with the village's 1988 vision plan. Apel said the rezoning gives developers guidelines as to what village residents want.

With the Andrus retirement home expansion no longer an issue, the focus remains on the Hudson waterfront cleanup. All the candidates favor continued negotiations, rather than a lawsuit and trial, to resolve the cleanup of the old Anaconda Wire and Cable plant site and eventually put the property to use.

LOAD-DATE: March 11, 2003 

[JR: Obviously not a libertarian, but it sounds like the people's republic of hastings is happy? ]




Copyright 2003 Bergen Record Corporation 
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
March 9, 2003 Sunday All Editions
HEADLINE: Making the tough shots;
Company helps cameras reach hard-to-reach places
SOURCE: North Jersey Media Group

Don Imus devotees not only can listen but watch the radio show on daily broadcasts by MSNBC. What viewers won't see, however, are the people controlling the cameras.

MSNBC installed robotic cameras on four walls in the New York studio operated by a control room in Secaucus.

The system uses technology built by Telemetrics Inc., a 31-year-old Mahwah company that specializes in robotic and other electronic video equipment that allows cameras to get shots in hard-to-reach places.

Imus is only one subject that Telemetrics' has helped capture. Over the years, its products have been used for everything from capturing the speeches inside the chambers of the New York state Assembly to action from an umpire's helmet at the Little League World Series.

Anthony Cuomo, the 75-year-old founder and president of Telemetrics, has built the firm from his Upper Saddle River basement into one that hit $2 million in annual sales in the early 1980s and has grown steadily since then.

"By now, I think anybody who's looking for this kind of thing sort of knows about us," Cuomo said.

Telemetrics doesn't build cameras; rather, the company engineers and builds systems that adapt to cameras, allowing them to sit on ski helmets, atop basketball backboards, and in plane cockpits. Their products are used by those in the broadcasting, industrial, educational, and military fields.

The company owes its roots to Cuomo's tenure as an engineering manager for North American Phillips Broadcast. At Phillips, Cuomo, a Bronx native and graduate of Manhattan College, worked on technology that combined audio, video, and other wires into a single cable.

The single cable allowed signals to be carried on a different frequency, which in turn allowed TV stations at events to take cameras far from the control areas in vans.

Phillips closed its North American engineering division in the late 1960s, he said, and Cuomo started Telemetrics, hiring two former co-workers. Incorporated in 1972, Telemetrics' first product was this cable adapter system, known as a Triax.

"The need for this device was so important for the remote operation of these cameras, and we were pretty much the only people around who did it," Cuomo said.

Philip Godfrey, a former manager of the engineering department at ABC television, said the Telemetrics equipment was critical to the changing style of the network's coverage in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Triax cable would allow ABC's cameras to roam more on the sidelines of football games and around arenas for political conventions - key to the late Roone Arledge's desire to add more human drama to ABC's coverage, Godfrey said.

Later, Godfrey said, Telemetrics equipment would aid ABC in placing cameras on the helmets of ski jumpers, hockey players, and umpires in the Little League World Series.

Cuomo said the company's relationship with ABC also propelled Telemetrics' other main business: the robotic camera system.

In shooting auto racing events, such as the Indianapolis 500, the network wanted cameras capturing the cars speeding around turns, but didn't want to place a camera operator in such a precarious position, Cuomo said.

"They wanted certain kind of control panels for their video people to use that almost felt like their guy was behind the camera," said Cuomo, who added that Telemetrics developed a system custom-fit to ABC's cameras.

This product, known as a "Pan and Tilt" camera mount, became the second main backbone offering from Telemetrics. The company builds the joysticks, computer boards, and software to allow for controlling cameras from miles away.

The equipment was used for the robotic system installed in the Albany chambers of the New York state Assembly. George Preston, an engineering consultant who installed the system, said it has been running since January 2002.

When a legislator gets up to speak, the control room operator can touch a screen identifying the person's seat and one of seven cameras can focus on him, Preston said.

Telemetrics, which provided pan-and-tilt units and software, also custom-built a joystick system that showed the company's flexibility, Preston said.

"They do a lot of customized systems, and I think their strength is they're small enough to respond to unique needs," Preston said.

Cuomo agrees that Telemetrics' flexibility will be crucial to keep the company profitable as it sees greater competition from larger electronic manufacturers.

At its 10,000-square-foot offices in Mahwah, Telemetrics engineers examine the latest cameras - such as those for DVDs or high definition television - to develop custom equipment.

Cuomo said the company sells individual parts and integrates parts for an entire system, such as at the Imus show or the New York state Assembly.

Current projects include equipment for a government assembly hall in Chile, a broadcast center for Indian TV station, and for a cruise ship line.

Cuomo says staying flexible and looking for areas without competition will be key to the company's future.

"I wish I could tell you that I plan everything out," Cuomo said.

"We've got to look for the slot businesses."

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Telemetrics Inc.
Business: Develops and builds camera-control systems
Location: Mahwah
Founded: 1972
President: Anthony Cuomo
Employees: 28
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GRAPHIC: PHOTO - DANIELLE P. RICHARDS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER - Anthony Cuomo, the 75-year-old founder and president of Telemetrics. The Mahwah company specializes in robotic and other electronic video equipment that allows cameras to get shots in hard-to-reach places. Incorporated in 1972, Telemetrics had its beginning in Cuomo's basement.

LOAD-DATE: March 10, 2003 




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

Actual jobs at MC are at: 

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


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

Date Day Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
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]


RIVERDALE, NY (March 12,2003) Manhattan College women's basketball senior guard, Christine Bach (Floral Park, NY) was named 2003 MAAC Scholar Athlete of the Year. Bach, a civil engineering major, has a 3.61 gpa. Bach has been instrumental in helping the Lady Jaspers win the MAAC Championship. She owns a 2:1 assist to turnover ratio.



RIVERDALE, NY (March 11, 2003) - Wednesday's softball game between Manhattan College and Hofstra University has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday March 14 due to poor field conditions. Game-time is set for 3:30 PM at the Hofstra University Softball Stadium.



USAFA, CO (MARCH 11, 2003) – Senior weight thrower Thomas Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) was named the Mondo Athlete of the Year for indoor track for the Northeast region announced today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Coaches Association. For the past year, Freeman continues to dominate the field events. From December to February, he was crowned champion of the weight throw for seven consecutive meets and has totaled 10 titles thus far this season. Last weekend at the 82nd IC4A Indoor Championships, the seven-time All-East finance and computer information systems major became the first weight thrower to win the title for four consecutive years. He is currently ranked second in the NCAA and remains one of the top 10 best throwers in the world with a mark of 21.99m.

The six-time All-American, who will compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend at Randall Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, AR, will be presented with the award on Thursday evening, March 13th at the NCAA Coaches' Banquet in the Radisson Inn. Freeman's name will be placed in nomination for the Mondo National Athlete of the Year, to be selected next week on March 18th.



Flores Named MVP of the Tournament

The Manhattan College men's basketball team (23-6) won the 2003 EUS Communications MAAC Championship and the accompanying automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by defeating Fairfield University 69-54 at the Sovereign Bank Arena. This is the Jaspers' second MAAC Championship, and first since 1993.

Junior Luis Flores (New York, NY) scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds en route to being named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Senior Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) and freshman Kenny Minor (Baltimore, MD) were also named to the all-tournament team.

The Jaspers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. With the Jaspers trailing 7-5 early in the first half, the Jaspers scored 15 consecutive points over the next seven minutes to take a commanding 20-7 lead. The Jaspers would never trail again.

Manhattan advances to their fifth ever NCAA tournament (1995, 1993, 1958, 1956). The field of 65 will be announced live on CBS on Sunday at 6 pm.

This was only the second time in MAAC history that both the men's and women's teams from the same school won their respective conference tournament titles. Loyola accomplished the feat in 1994.



The Lady Jaspers celebrate their 2003 MAAC Championship!

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[Sports from the News or Web]

Copyright 2003 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
All Rights Reserved 
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 12, 2003 Wednesday
HEADLINE: Nazareth swimmer will savor last meet

BYLINE: Jim Mandelaro, Staff

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On to NCAAs: Pittsford Mendon graduate Eve Walters, the 1998 All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year, will be part of "March Madness."

Walters is a 6-foot-2 senior center for Manhattan College, which qualified for the NCAA Tournament by winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. She averages 6.6 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Jaspers (20-9).

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LOAD-DATE: March 13, 2003 


Copyright 2003 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. 
The New York Post
March 11, 2003, Tuesday
SECTION: Sport+Late City Final; Pg. 076

Manhattan 69 - Fairfield 54

TRENTON - Moments after the Manhattan College basketball team captured the MAAC Tournament championship with a 69-54 win over Fairfield last night, a green-clad wave of fans stormed the court, turning the Sovereign Bank Arena into a mosh pit around coach Bobby Gonzalez' Jaspers.

Make that the NCAA-bound Jaspers.

Gonzalez emerged from the pile, running to high-five Brother Thomas Scanlon, the school's president. Almost in tears, Scanlon hugged Gonzalez and rasped , "Thank you Bobby."

Then Gonzalez clasped Athletic Director Bob Byrnes, and said, "Thanks for giving me a shot."

Four years ago that duo gave Gonzalez a chance. Last night he gave them a crown.

And Manhattan won its way into the NCAA Tournament in fitting fashion.

The Jaspers (23-6) beat Fairfield, the team that had knocked them out of last year's MAAC Tourney and snapped their nation-leading 15-game winning streak earlier this year.

Those same Stags were shaking the hand of Luis Flores, as he dribbled out the clock on a 22-point, 10-rebound masterpiece.

"So many things went through my mind," said the junior guard, who earned the Tourney MVP. "After losing in the first round, being criticized as someone that wasn't able to help the team get over the hump, I thought about so many things.

"So many emotions went through me, for a minute I felt like crying. Then I said I'm not going to because we're winning, and it makes me feel good. I was just enjoying myself and the fact we were MAAC champions."

The Jaspers won the tournament the same way they won the regular-season crown, with scoring from Flores, a big, game-changing run, and withering man-to-man defense that proved too much for Fairfield (19-11).

Despite the presence of Fairfield's towering Sudanese duo, cousins Deng Gai and Ajou Deng, the Jaspers held the Stags to 32.7 percent shooting to earn their first MAAC title since 1993 and their first trip to the Big Dance since 1995.

They upset Oklahoma that year, and they're just as confident now.

"We're going to be a dangerous opponent in the first round: Mark it down," said Gonzalez, who waded into the students' section and was carried around on their shoulders, as they chanted "Ten more years!"

Don't bank on it, Japer fans: Enjoy him before he moves on.

Trailing 7-5 after Oscar Garcia's layup, Manhattan ripped off a 15-0 run to seize command. In a TV timeout Gonzalez told Flores and his troops they needed to make a statement, "To let them know early." That's exactly what the Jaspers did.

Manhattan held Fairfield scoreless for the next 7:40, harassing the Stags into 0-for-7 shooting with five turnovers.

Flores knotted it with a jumper, and Dave Holmes (12 points, six rebounds) hit back-to-back baskets around drawing a charge from Gai. After Jason Benton ripped a rebound out of Deng's hands, Mike Konovelchick drained a 3-pointer.

Benton hit a layup and Flores a free throw, and little Kenny Minor capped the run with a 3-pointer to send the Stags limping into a timeout. Fairfield never got closer than six again.

GRAPHIC: TOP OF THE WORLD: Tournament MVP Luis Flores gets joyous ride last night after his Manhattan College Jaspers advanced to NCAA Tournament for first time since 1995 with 69-54 win over Fairfield. Jeff Zelevansky


LOAD-DATE: March 11, 2003 




[Email 1]

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

From: Tom Heffernan
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 4:04 PM
Subject: RE:  jasperjottings200300309.htm

Dear Mr. Reinke: I, too, graduated in 68 from Arts & Science, majoring in Liberal Arts. What was your College? All the best. Tom Heffernan

[JR: Engineering, though some might dispute it. ]



[Email 2]

From: Alumni.NET []
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 7:21 PM
To: Ferdinand Reinke
Subject: Alumni.NET Newsletter

   Electronic Newsletter - March 14, 2003 

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Organization Updates
Manhattan College
New Members

Ray Rack (1962-1966) - Ut United States Of America
Bob Nigrello (1972-1976) - New Hampshire United States Of America
William O'Brien (1989-1994) - New Jersey United States Of America

[JR: a pay system but they are there.]



[Email 3]

From: Maria Khury (1977)
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 3:22 PM

In LIFE, LOVE is NEVER planned nor does it happen for a reason.

But when the LOVE is REAL, it becomes your PLAN for LIFE and your REASON for  LIVING!



[JR: Now when I got my D in theology, I remember being taught by reading' Danny-Lou, that human love is a reflection of God's love for us. Hence how could it be unplanned. Hmm, too tuff thinking for ud engineers!]



[Email 4]

From: Tina Ballabio (1992)
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 11:15 AM
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 10 March 2003

affirmative, John.  Thanks!

-- Tina Ballabio



[Email 5]

From: Michelle Chiappa (2002)
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 08 March 2003

sure, sign me up.



[Email 6]

From: Michael F. McEneney
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 12:13 AM
Subject: Fw: MC

Dear John,

               Hope you are feeling better. See the attached.

                                Mike McEneney

----- Original Message -----
From: DW Tighe
To: Michael F. McEneney
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 4:01 PM
Subject: MC

Thanks, Mike - here is the message I sent to John a couple weeks ago - I don't know why it did not "take". - I just tried to log onto the web site in the email you just sent me, but no luck. I guess I'm doing something wrong!



John, please put my name back onto your Manhattan alum contact list. A while back I changed my email address from <privacy invoked>  to: <privacy invoked> , and forgot to tell you, so I've been out of the loop.

Thank you.

Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well - best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Don (Bill) Tighe ('54B)

[JR:  Mike: I can't find that message but I have fixed the situation. Still working lefty. Arghh. Progress slow. John]



[Email 7]

From: Stephen E. Phelps, Jr. []
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 11:18 PM
Subject: Manhattan Frosh Angle

You guys remember this? Found it in my files today. John, you can give your list my e-mail address and tell them I'll send copies to any '68s who might be interested.

Spring Valley, New York 10977-1710

<<frosh angle 1.jpg>> <<frosh angle 2.jpg>>

[JR: Neat, whatta pack rat. ]




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A Final Thought

We have pray that our leaders are blessed with the wisdom to do the right thing regardless of consequences.


And that’s the last word.