Sunday 30 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:

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.



Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. -- Hector Berlioz


Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 3:40 PM
Subject: Upgraded Manhattan Alumni CareerTools site

Manhattan College Alumni:

Spring has finally arrived...but the economy seems still frozen.  If you are frustrated in your job search, or worried about the stability of your current position, we can help!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NEWLY Revised CareerTools(TM) 2.0 Career site for Alumni. Over 15,000 alumni are registered on the site already and hundreds have taken advantage of the IN-PERSON Career Coaches that are located in over 180 office around the world!

If you haven't logged on for a while this might be an ideal time to find or re-discover some of the best career resources available and to get the elp you need.

Site improvements include:
* New, simplified, 4-Step Job Search Process
* Even easier navigation
* New, updated content in the subjects that interest you most
* Easier to read, shorter pages
* New, affordable programs targeted at your most urgent needs, like the Job Search: Marketing the Brand "You" or Video-Taped Interview Preparation, among many many more (Click on "Expert Help")

Don't forget to review:
** The Mega-Job Search Spider -Search thousands of company and job board sites at one time
** Research Resources to find companies and learn more about them
** The Job Board Directory with over 6000 small NICHE job boards based upon industry or function
** Worksheets for networking, resume writing, and targeting the companies you want to work for.
** Dozens of examples of resumes, positioning statements, exit statements and cover letters.
You can log on directly to the Manhattan College CareerTools site here (or cut and past the entire line):


[JR: I am highlighting this that came in this week. I have not reviewed the site so “visitor beware”. Just ‘cause it comes labeled as MC doesn’t make it worth more or less. Or, make it trustworthy. Us security weenies are always suspicious! You should be too. I will look into it shortly and get back to you when I have an opinion. The URL doesn’t go to “” so I am suspicious.]


ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


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Can dogs really help children to read? You bet – an audience that doesn’t make corrections is a supportive audience.

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Maybe I can just listen to people without judging, like a dog, with total acceptance of the speaker. Old dog, new trick?

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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Pinched nerve prevents extensive editing.




Delbello named Sinature Bank director
Frank Pagani
The Westchester County Business Journal
Copyright (c) 2003 ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights
reserved. Copyright Westfair Communications Feb 24, 2003

  Alfred B. DelBello, a partner in the White Plains law firm DelBello Donnellan WeingartenTartaglia Wise & Wiederkehr L.L.P., has been appointed a director of Signature Bank, a relatively little known commercial institution serving the New York metro area.

  There's, however, nothing little about Signature's parent company nor the size and scope of this new player's growth since its launching less than two years ago.

  Signature is a subsidiary of Bank Hapoalim, Israel's largest bank with more than $55 billion in assets, noted Joseph DePaolo, Signature's president and chief executive officer.

  The new entity, started in May 2001 without much fanfare, advertising or marketing, has nine sites in the New York metro area, including one in New Rochelle.

  New York City-based Signature has five locations in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn and one in Garden City. Unlike other commercial banks that maintain traditional branch operations with tellers and automated teller machines, Signature uses business offices to conduct its operations.

  Growth has been rapid with Signature opening more than 18,000 accounts and amassing $1.2 billion in assets. "This is a remarkable achievement because in such a short period of time we joined the top 5 percent of commercial banks in the United States. There are so many other older banks with less assets than Signature," DePaolo remarked.

  DePaolo's ambitious goal is for Signature to reach $5 billion in assets within the next three years by building on its business model and adding new locations.

  The bank's business model, which emphasizes highly personalized relationships and qualified client referrals with the small and middle markets is what originally attracted DelBello to Signature. In 2000, DePaolo, invited DelBello to join Signature's advisory board to help prepare the bank's launch and its subsequent growth.

  DelBello accepted the invitation because I recognized that Signature was going to meet a very real need in the business banking environment in a unique way. Too often, bank clients are treated as numbers instead of as people," DelBello said.

  In December 2002, DePaolo asked DelBello to become an outside director to help guide Signature through its next growth stage. DelBello, a former lieutenant governor and county executive, holds a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Fordham University.

  One of DelBellos principal responsibilities will be to sit on Signature's audit committee that has responsibility for meeting compliance and other reporting requirements with the New York state Banking Department and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  Accounting giant KPMG will serve as Signature's independent auditor.

  DePaolo recalls that the idea for Signature occurred in 1999 when it was announced that HSBC would acquire Republic Bank, where he was managing director. Several major U.S, shareholders of Hapoalim approached him about starting a U.S. subsidiary of Hapoalim.

  "The feeling was that there was a growmg void in banking relationships that were being homogenized through mergers and acquisitions," he said.

  "The New York market includes a large number of successful individuals and business owners who require more personalized service than the huge commercial banks and brokerage firms can provide, but are not on the radar screen of traditional private banks and investment houses," DePaolo explained.

  "Our strategy was to recruit teams of personal service officers with lots of experience and expertise, several of whom had worked at other banks, to market directly to this niche market without any fanfare or expensive advertising."

  DePaolo says Signature will look to expand its current ranks of 90 personal service officers to help the bank achieve its mission of becoming "the preferred destination for the small and middle-market businesses."



[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)]



RIVERDALE, N.Y. -- Manhattan College’s sesquicentennial observance continues with the symposium Manhattan Engineers at Ground Zero: “They Entered To Learn, They Left To Serve” on Thursday, April 10 at 7pm in Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.

After the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, more than 50 Manhattan College alumni engineers were involved in the cleanup and stabilization of Ground Zero.  Speaking about their experiences will be Manhattan alumni Michael Burton ’84, Pablo Lopez ’86, Peter Rinaldi ’71 and Thomas Scarangello ’79. Dr. Richard Heist, dean of the College’s school of engineering, will moderate the discussion.

Mr. Burton led the public-private construction team responding to the World Trade Center disaster as executive deputy commissioner of New York City’s department of design and construction.  At Ground Zero, he was responsible for the cleanup, site stabilization, infrastructure repair and reconstruction preparation.  He is currently senior vice president with URS Corporation.

Mr. Lopez, an engineer with Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, was responsible for reinforcing the slurry walls or “bathtub” enveloping the site.

Mr. Rinaldi, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was in charge of the engineering program for going below grade level during cleanup at the site. He is presently general manager of the World Trade Center site for the Port Authority.

Mr. Scarangello is senior vice president and principal engineer with Thornton-Tomasetti, the lead engineering firm responsible for determining the structural integrity/weakness of the buildings surrounding Ground Zero.

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street, near Broadway, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Reservations for the symposium Manhattan Engineers at Ground Zero: “They Entered To Learn, They Left To Serve,” can be made by calling (718)862-7402 or by visiting the Manhattan College Web site at





Denis B.Taylor

Hobbies: Golf, skiing, fitness, film

Social Activities: Travel


Manhattan College - B.A.

E. Kentucky University - M.A.





March 3, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John J. Knapp to be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Since 1971 Mr. Knapp has worked as chief legal officer for National Kinney Corp., a publicly held corporation engaged in building maintenance, construction, parking lot ownership, and housing development.

Prior to joining Kinney, Mr. Knapp was assistant secretary of Textron, Inc., and an associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, in New York.

Mr. Knapp received his B.S. in 1958 from Manhattan College and his J.D. degree in 1961 from Fordham Law School. He is married with two children and resides in Garden City, N.Y. Mr. Knapp was born September 15, 1934.




Peter F. Davey

St. John's University, School of Law, J.D.,1968.
New York University, LL.M., 1973.
Manhattan College, B.S., 1964.
Admitted NY, 1968; CT, 1988.



Natesan Ramesh

Managing Director, Asean


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


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


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




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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 Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. 
Palm Beach Post (Florida)
March 22, 2003 Saturday FINAL EDITION

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73 of Boynton Beach passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003 at his home. Mr. Simpson was born July 20, 1929 in Riverdale, New York and graduated from Manhattan College with a BBA and New York University with an MBA. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict he began his 33 year career with Mobil Oil Corporation as a Controller. Following his retirement, Mr. Simpson taught business courses at South College, Florida Atlantic, Barry and Northwood Universities besides owning and operating a consulting company. He gave over 15 years of community service coaching numerous children's sports in the North Palm Beach area and was active in the Republican Party.

Mr. Simpson is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Jane; 6 children, Alison (Lee) Schefer, Jamie (Holly) Simpson, Corinne (Carl) Miller, Lauren (Jeff) Morris, Matthew (Alicia) Simpson and Daniel (Elaine) Simpson; 19 grandchildren; brother, Joseph Simpson; and sister, Mary Jane Condron.

Friends may call at SCOBEE-COMBS-BOWDEN FUNERAL HOME, U.S. Hwy. #1 & N.E. 15th Ave., Boynton Beach Sunday from 2 - 6 PM with a Prayer Service to be held at 2:30 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 24, 2003 at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Boynton Beach. Burial will follow in Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Royal Palm Beach.

SCOBEE-COMBS-BOWDEN FUNERAL HOME Boynton Beach, Florida Family Owned & Operated


LOAD-DATE: March 26, 2003 



[MC in the News]


Anne Trafton
The Patriot Ledger   Quincy, MA
(Copyright 2003)

   Age: 58

   Address: 46 Blodgett Ave. Occupation: Chief financial officer, Wentworth Institute of Technology. Education:  Bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering, Manhattan College; law degree, Suffolk Law School. Municipal experience: Fair housing committee, 1982-83; public works study committee, 1986-88. Civic activities: Youth baseball, basketball and soccer coach; past president of Duxbury Youth Baseball; Christian doctrine teacher at Holy Family Church; treasurer for the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Holy Family Church.

   president of Duxbury Youth Baseball; Christian doctrine teacher at Family: Wife, Andrea, a teacher at Duxbury Middle School; three sons, Andrew, 19, Tim, 17, John, 14.




Winston-Salem Journal
(c) Copyright 2003 Winston-Salem Journal.  All rights reserved.

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   WFU program to explore history of 1960s rock

  Barry Drake, a musician and historian, will present "60s Rock: When The Music Mattered," at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carswell Hall at Wake Forest University.

  Drake, a graduate of Manhattan College, has toured extensively a singer/songwriter and as a lecturer. His "60s Rock," a multimedia presentation, will take a fresh look at one most interesting decades in American musical history, examining how such factors as political turmoil, social upheaval, the hippie movement and the Vietnam War inspired groups from The Beatles to Simon and Garfunkel.

  Admission is free. For more information, call 758-5697.

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Madness for the Masses
The Salt Lake Tribune
(Copyright 2003)

   By now, your bracket likely is busted. You spent the last week trying to figure out exactly how good Central Michigan is. And, you didn't even give a damn about college basketball until the brackets were released.

   That's the magic of the NCAA Tournament  --  it sucks in even the most casual of fans.

   Since the brackets were released Sunday, the Sub's crack research staff has been digging through media guides, Web sites and any other relevant source of tourney information for the tidbits that, honestly, don't matter one bit in terms of the games' outcomes.

   But now when everyone around the office is breaking down their slim chances of winning the pot, at least you can dazzle them with knowledge of how the inspiration for Manhattan's mascot started the seventh-inning stretch.

   Best 5 Mascots (men's teams):

   Governors (Austin Peay)

   Jaspers (Manhattan)

   Toreros (University of San Diego)

   Hilltoppers (Western Kentucky)

   Catamounts (Vermont)

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   Must Be a Shooter:

   Justin Gatling (Manhattan College)

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   Mascot History Lessons:

   The Manhattan Jaspers were named for Brother Jasper of Mary, F.S.C., who was credited with introducing baseball to the tiny school in the1800s. The men's and women's teams from the school qualified for the NCAAs this season.

   According to the school's Web site, Brother Jasper "noticed the Manhattan students were becoming restless and edgy as Manhattan came to bat in the seventh inning of a close game" against a semi-pro team called the Metropolitans. Brother Jasper halted the game and allowed the students to stretch for a few minutes.

   "Since the college annually played the New York Giants in the late 1880s and into the 1890s at the old Polo Grounds, the Manhattan College practice of the 'seventh-inning stretch' spread into the major leagues .. ."

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

Actual jobs at MC are at: 

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


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

Date Day Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
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]


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (March 27, 2003) - Seton Hall's Mary Carroll Smith went 5-7 with a pair of homeruns to lead the Seton Hall Pirates to a doubleheader sweep of the Manhattan Lady Jaspers Thursday afternoon at Cameron Field. The Pirates held off the Lady J's in the first game by a count of 4-3 and completed the sweep with a 7-1 victory in the nightcap. Manhattan falls to 3-12 overall while Seton Hall improves to 13-5.


RIVERDALE, NY (March 26, 2003) – The Stony Brook Seawolves recorded a 9-1 victory over the Manhattan College baseball team Wednesday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park. Manhattan falls to 7-10 overall while Stony Brook evens its record at 7-7....


PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 25, 2003) – The Drexel Dragons shutout the Manhattan College softball team in both games of a doubleheader this afternoon at Drexel Field. Drexel won both games of the twin bill by scores of 2-0. Manhattan falls to 3-10 overall while Drexel improves to 7-9.


RIVERDALE, NY (March 25, 2003) - Wednesday's baseball game between Manhattan College and Stony Brook has been moved to Van Cortlandt Park. The game was originally scheduled to be played at the Brooklyn Cyclones' Keyspan Park. Game time is set for 3:00 PM.


RIVERDALE, NY (March 24, 2003) – Senior Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) recorded his first victory of the season, pitching a complete game against the Marist Red Foxes in a 7-1 Jasper victory Monday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park. Manhattan took two out of three from Marist to win the series. The Jaspers improve to 7-9 overall and 2-1 in the MAAC. Marist falls to 7-7 and 1-2 in the conference...



[Sports from the News or Web]

Orange a shade better
MARK SINGELAIS   Staff writer
Times Union  Albany, NY
(Copyright 2003)

   Jaspers put up a battle, but Syracuse is too tough

   Syracuse76  Manhattan65

   BOSTON -- In spite of a gritty performance, Manhattan College discovered Friday what separated a good team from an elite one in the NCAA Tournament. 

   A few scoring runs and Carmelo Anthony. 

   The 14th-seeded Jaspers kept rallying against third-seeded Syracuse in the second half, but the bigger Orangemen never relinquished their lead in a 76-65 victory in the first round of the East Regional at the FleetCenter. 

   Anthony, a freshman forward, scored 17 points to lead four Orangemen in double figures. Syracuse of the Big East Conference, ranked 11th in the nation, will meet sixth-seeded Oklahoma State in the second round Sunday, with the winner advancing to a Sweet 16 game next Friday at Pepsi Arena. 

   Senior forward Jared Johnson had 22 points and junior guard Luis Flores added 20 for Manhattan, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion whose season ended at 23-7. 

   Manhattan, making its first tournament appearance since 1995, closed to within 39-38 on a Flores 3-pointer with 16:51 remaining. After a timeout, the Jaspers had a chance to take the lead, but Syracuse answered with a 7-0 run. 

   "I told my guys during that timeout that if we could take the lead, the crowd would get behind us because we're the underdog and Syracuse might get a little tight because they're the favorite," Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "But you know what? Sometimes you play good teams and you do take the lead and you go on a run. But when you play great teams, they separate when they have to. They're better than I thought they were, and I had a lot of respect for them coming in." 

   Syracuse (25-5) also ripped off a 9-0 run when Manhattan closed within 52-49 with 11:16 left. In their last gasp, the Jaspers drew within 67-61 with 4:07 left, but six unanswered points, ending with a Jeremy McNeil dunk, clinched the victory. 

   Though the game was a struggle, Syracuse senior guard Kueth Duany (nine points) was happy just to advance. 

   "The most important thing in this tournament is to win and move on," Duany said. "You can't dwell on what happened. Just survive and move on." 

   The Orangemen asserted their superiority inside, blocking nine shots and holding a 35-21 rebounding advantage. 

   Anthony, a 6-foot-8 forward who was content to settle for jump shots in the first half, took the ball inside and scored 10 points after halftime. 

   "Everybody, not only Coach, was telling me to take advantage of the height," Anthony said. "I kind of took advantage of the situation. I was trying to see where my outside game was at the beginning, but I know now that I've got to start from the inside and go out. This game was a learning experience for me and for my team."

   Anthony is a quick learner. During one critical sequence, with Manhattan down only 61-56, Anthony harassed Manhattan's Justin Jackette into missing a breakaway layup, and then Anthony scored on a tough layup for a 63-56 lead with 6:17 left. 

   Two other freshmen, guards Billy Edelin and Gerry McNamara, also made invaluable contributions for the Orangemen. 

    Edelin scored 15 points, almost double his average (8.4), and McNamara added 11. He drove past Manhattan's press for a layup and buried a 3-pointer during that 9-0 run that gave Syracuse a 61-49 lead with 9:27 left. 

   Sophomore center Craig Forth, a Columbia High graduate, started and played 15 minutes for the Orangemen, going scoreless. He grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot. 

   Overcoming 18 turnovers, Syracuse won for the eighth time in its past nine first-round games. 

   "We've been difficult to read all year," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "We're in every game, but I guess that's good news and bad news because we're in every game. We're certainly not strong enough and experienced enough to put people away. We could have put Manhattan away a couple of times today, but I think that's inexperience."

Caption: WINSLOW TOWSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS SYRACUSE CENTER JEREMY McNEIL throws down a dunk in the Orangemen's victory.




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

   BOSTON - Justin Jackette looked around the emptying Manhattan locker room Friday afternoon, not long after the Jaspers' season had ended in a 76-65 loss to Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

   He shook a lot of hands, offered hugs, then went around the room and had each teammate sign an NCAA poster bearing Manhattan's logo, a souvenir he claimed as a lasting memory of his brush with the madness of March.

   He was then asked if this group, which will lose Jackette as well as fellow seniors Jared Johnson and Darnell Tyler, was a one-hit wonder, or if there could be a replay of this scene again next season.

   Jackette didn't hesitate in his response.

   "You look at the guys who'll be back next year and it's ridiculous the talent that's coming back," Jackette said. "With the experience they gained this year, I expect them to be back here again next year and to go even further."

   Johnson, too, was lingering in the Manhattan locker room, trying to hold onto the last minutes of his playing career. But during those last moments of his captaincy, he walked around the room and doled out support, thanks and a little advice, especially to the ones who will return for another run at March next season.

   "I told them all I was proud of them," said Johnson, who scored 22 points against Syracuse. "As far as next season, I won't be part of it, but I think with the freshmen (Kenny Minor, Jason Wingate and Mike Konovelchick) getting the experience they got this year, and Luis (Flores), Dave (Holmes) and J.B. (Jason Benton) coming back, they'll be very good again next season.

   "I told them this was a learning experience," Johnson said. "I said whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger."

   Manhattan will also gain the services of Peter Mulligan, a transfer from Maryland-Baltimore County who is a proven scorer and who was named New York State's Mr. Basketball following his senior season at St. Raymond's High. Mulligan sat out this year as a transfer.

   Flores, too, sees only brighter days for Manhattan ahead.

   "This experience will only help us," said Flores. "And with the guys we have coming back, along with Peter, we can only get better."

   "Taking steps is what's it's all about," coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "We took another one this season."

   Jackette won't be part of any more March magic with Manhattan. But he already has plans for next March, and it does include Manhattan playing in the Big Dance once again.

   "Whenever and wherever they're playing next year, I'll be there," Jackette said. "I'm grabbing Jared and we'll both be there."




Start Doesn't Faze Tough Lady 'Dogs
Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer
Albuquerque Journal
(Copyright 2003 Albuquerque Journal)


   Jaspers Were Even Worse at Outset

   Mississippi State's offense was out of sync, it was firing bricks and its defense was suspect.

   And it led 11-0.

   It wasn't an 11-0 run; it was an 11-0 stagger. But it was more than enough to set the tone, and the Lady Bulldogs (24-7) went on to a 73-47 rout of outmanned Manhattan College (20-10) on Saturday night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at the Pit.

   "We had bubble guts," said MSU's LaToya Thomas. "We came out ready to play defense, but you get nervous when you see a lot of people. Some people aren't used to playing in front of a big crowd. You get butterflies, kind of bite your tongue."

   Manhattan, meanwhile, seemed to bite its nose to spite its face.

   While Mississippi State's nerves might have contributed to its 5- of-15 shooting, three-turnover start, the Lady Bulldogs played as though they were on Valium compared to Manhattan.

   The fidgety Lady Jaspers penetrated Mississippi State's defense repeatedly, only to miss layup after layup as well as everything else.

   Manhattan opened 0 for 13, hitting the tournament eject button before getting seated.

   The Lady Jaspers didn't score until 12:12 left in the first half, Siobhan Kilkenny's layup drawing the game's biggest ovation from the approximately 6,000 fans who had arrived early for the New Mexico- Miami game later that evening.

   "I'm not one who feels it's just a matter of time," said MSU coach Sharon Fanning, when asked if she was confident her team would soon break loose after its plodding start. "I want to play better basketball and be stingy with points.

   "Our defense is the key. If we hold a team to 20 percent, we'll win most of the time. ... Sometimes, if your offense isn't there or you have the turnovers, or don't get to the free throw line, hopefully that defense will always be there for you."

   It was, as the Lady Jaspers scored the second fewest points in a half of a Midwest Regional with 14. They shot 24.6 percent (17 for 69) for the game.

   Meanwhile, MSU eventually exploded behind Thomas and Tan White. Thomas scored inside while White's long-range bombs broke it wide open late in the half. White hit 5 of 6 from 3-point range, four within a 4:47 stretch from the end of the first half and start of the second. Her last one ran it to 44-19.

   "It settled us down when Tan was knocking down the big shots," Thomas said.

   Still, another lumbering start Monday night, and the Lady Bulldogs know they may be finished for the season. But they said Saturday's experience should help.

   "We came out focused, but we had to get adjusted to atmosphere," White said. "Once we got started, everyone started to settle down."




Mason Quick Hoops Study
Randy Harrison Journal Staff Writer
Albuquerque Journal
(Copyright 2003 Albuquerque Journal)


   * Lady Jaspers forward has come a long way in a short period


   There are times when he'll get a call at midnight, and 23-year- old Charlie Buscaglia knows exactly what 23-year-old Rosalee Mason wants.

   That's right. Time for the Manhattan Lady Jaspers standout forward to go to the gym and fine-tune her jump shot.

   "She's worked so hard. She stayed (in New York) all summer when she didn't have to instead of going home to London," says Buscaglia, a young student assistant coach trying to make his mark in the business under his father, Sal, on the Manhattan staff.

   So far, so good. Young Buscaglia's first signee, Mason, is the impact player for the No. 14 seed Lady Jaspers, who face third- seeded Mississippi State (23-7) in tonight's NCAA Tournament women's basketball opener at the Pit.

   Mason averages 16.3 points and 11.5 boards a game, the latter figure seventh highest in NCAA Division I.

   Not bad for somebody who's only 5 feet, 10 inches. Especially not bad for somebody who only took up basketball five years ago.

   But Mason, as you might expect, is no ordinary athlete. Depending on whom you ask, the chiseled junior can dunk a tennis ball or, as Lady Jaspers head coach Sal Buscaglia puts it, "probably more than that."

   Asked for the truth, Mason smiles and says "both."

   "In the beginning of the season, it's a basketball," says Mason, in an English lilt. "At the end, the legs are tired."

   Mason jumps center for the tipoff and says she hadn't been outleaped all season.

   "We'll see about (today)," she says.

   But count Missisippi State coach Sharon Fanning among those impressed.

   "She has as quick a step to the basket as we've seen," says Fanning. "Sometimes a smaller player can be a tough matchup."

   Growing up in England, Mason preferred volleyball and track. Oddly enough, she preferred the sprints to the high jump, even.

   She began playing club-level ball only at age 18 and came under the wings of a coach who convinced her she had a future in the game.

   "I eventually decided I wanted to play in either the U.S. or England," says Mason, whose coach sent off tapes of her top players to collegiate coaches.

   One reached Buscaglia & Son, who were asked to look at one of Mason's teammates. They quickly decided the teammate couldn't play, but Mason caught their eyes, especially as a prospect.

   "A diamond in the rough," says Charlie Buscaglia. "Initially her handle was a little suspect, and her court sense could use a little work. But she's come so far. She's shown a small school can produce a big-time player."

Caption: TEAMING UP: Rosalee Mason was Manhattan coach Sal Buscaglia's first signee, and a great decision.; Photo: BRIAN BRANCH-PRICE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS; b/w




The Santa Fe New Mexican
(Copyright 2003 Santa Fe New Mexican)

   ALBUQUERQUE - One is rarely mentioned without the other.

   One picks, the other rolls. One gives, one goes.

   One sneezes and the other is there to dangle a Kleenex. And together Mississippi State's LaToya Thomas and LaTanya White took apart the Manhattan College Lady Jaspers 73-47 in the first round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament in The Pit in front of 12,004 fans.

   Mississippi State (24-7) tips off at 7:23 p.m. against the The University of New Mexico on Monday in the second round in The Pit.

   The Lady Bulldogs talked defense before the game. They walked it during. It took Manhattan (20-11) more than seven and half minutes of floor time to convert its first field goal. The Lady Jaspers box score read 0-for-13 from the field and 0-for-2 from the foul line. The scoreboard read 11-0 Mississippi State with 14:04 left in the first half.

   Sioban Kilkenny scored Manhattan's first field goal on a putback with 12:08 remaining before halftime. But that did little to boost the confidence of a team that finished the game 17-for-69 from the floor.

   "I don't know what it was, whether it was nerves or what, but the ball just wasn't falling," Kilkenny, who finished with 13 points, said through a thick Irish accent. "I think if we could have got some shots to go down early, we could have put a little more pressure on that team," the native of Castlebar, Ireland, said.

   The Manhattan players refused to say they were intimidated, or even scared by the 12th-ranked Lady Bulldogs and the SEC Player of the Year, Thomas. They called it all a matter of bad luck, a sign that fate was the sixth man for Mississippi State on this night.

   The Lady Bulldogs called it a plan coming together.

   "We knew defense was gonna set the tone for us," Thomas, a 6- foot-2 senior forward, said.

   "Those two (Thomas and White) did what they were supposed to as leaders of this team," Mississippi State head coach Sharon Fanning said. "We expect that from them."

   White was still diving on the floor after loose balls with 5 minutes to go in the game and her team up by 29 points. White didn't quit, she didn't stop and she didn't crack her intensity until she let a dimpled smile loose at the postgame news conference.

   "I mean I struggled a little but at the beginning, but I knew I could get things going," White said after matching Thomas with 22 points.

   White changed directions in the lane more times than a confused motorist. She put the brakes on and put a 360 spin on one defender before kissing the glass with a jumper in transition in the first half, then came back with a pull-up triple two plays later to cap a 22-6 Lady Bulldogs' lead.

   That lead grew to 36-14 by the half, and to Manhattan's credit, it did play better the last 20 minutes (Mississippi State still won the second half 37-33) of the game. Kilkenny and Roselee Mason, a native of London, England, tried to keep pace with 'Toy' and 'Tan', as they are affectionately called by their teammates, but the damage was done, despite Mason's 16 points.

   The lead was 44-19 when White stroked her fifth trey and second in a row, through the nets with 16 minutes ticking down in the second half. White finished 5-for-10 from deep. It was redemption for sophomore guard, who was 3-for-14 against Texas Tech in the second round of last year's tournament.

   "I'm definitely more focused this year," said White, after recording a team-high six assists.

   Now the focus shifts to New Mexico and two other players that will try to match Toy and Tan on both ends of the floor.

Caption: 1.  Doceide Warren, top, of Mississippi State tries to pull the ball away from Sara Sangar of Manhattan College during the first half of their game Saturday in The Pit. MSU won 73-47.;

Credit: Wes Pope







[Email 1]

From: Patricia D.Manning
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 3:19 PM
Subject: Name that College

Dear John,

Re:  the McKenna obit.  The school that they were referring to was probably the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan.  When I attended Marymount Manhattan College as an undergraduate, some Mannes students took classes at MMC.  I know that MMC complicates your internet searches, but as a graduate of both schools (I have a masters degree from MC), I'm interested in both.

I hope this finds you on the mend.


Pat Manning

[JR: Thanks for answering that. Music has been one of those things that keeps showing up in my search results and I never could place it.]



[Email 2]

From: Marjorie Apel
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 8:50 AM
Subject: Re:  jasperjottings20030323.htm

Dear John,

I did win reelection for a second term as a Trustee in Hastings-on-Hudson. I am honored that the citizens of the Village came out to support me and look forward to continuing to work with my fellow Board members on the many issues that confront the Village.

Marjorie Apel

[JR: Congrats. May I suggest a tax cut is the best way to help your constituants?]



[Email 3]

From: Robert Smalls
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 12:05 AM
Subject: Participant Listings


I miss having you list participants by name and by class.  This permitted me to go directly to the area which interested me.  I now find your worthy effort tedious because I have to read items for which I have little or no interest.  Is there any chance you can resume the participant lists?

By the way, in spite of my nit pick, I think you are providing a great service and doing an excellent job.

Bob Smalls (B.S. 1958)

[JR: Soon as my pinched nerve heals, I'll get back on the stick. It is really tough to work one handed. But, it is improving. (Medicine is the art of amusing the patient while the bode heals itself. From some famous Greek)  I just have to prevail on the readership for its patience. (I even looked in to convert it into a BLOG but it wouldn't give us near what we have now. "Lefty"]



[Email 4]

From: Charlie Sercu
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:37 AM
Subject: Another old Jasper

Hi. I am Charlie Sercu, '49. Pls add me to your list

[JR: Done, welcome.]



[Email 5]

From: Dick Tamanini
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: FW: jasperjottings200300309.htm (To AOL try#2)

Please change my e-mail address to;

Thanks and keep those newsletters coming-they are great.

Dick Tamanini

[JR: Done, thanks]



[Email 6]

From: Donald McLeod
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:18 PM
Subject: jasperjottings


This was in the March 27 issue of the Catholic Standard, the paper for the Archdiocese of Washington:

Five priests appointed to head parishes:

Cardinal McCarrick has appointed four new pastors and one new parish administrator for the Archdiocese of Washington.


After attending Pope John XXII Seminary Weston, Mass., Father Dolan, who was ordained in 1997, was assigned as associate pastor first to St. Francis of Assisi Parish Derwood, and then Sacred Heart Parish, LaPlata. In 2002 he was assigned to parochial administrator to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Lexington Park.  Born in New York City in 1931, he went to Manhattan College, Medical College of New York and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, after which he has a career as a pathologist.

After marriage and raising a family of seven, he was widowed when his wife Loretta died of cancer in 1993.  "I had a very marriage, and when my wife died there was a real sense of a call to the service of the Lord," he said in an interview at the time of his ordination.





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A Final Thought
Union Unrest Strikes a Chord
by D.W. MacKenzie
[Posted March 25, 2003]

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As economist F.A. Hayek argued, competition enables us to discover the best ways of using scarce resources in satisfying human want. Competitive pressures lead to experimentation with different methods of production. Such experimentation leads us to accept or reject business strategies according to what consumers want to pay for alternative goods.

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The marketplace is the citizen’s friend. Only government programs seek to isolate themselves from the competition that would seek to discipline them. Listening to the government spokespeople talk about “fiscal discipline” is like looking in Playboy for respect of women.

My prayer are for our men in the field and that they get home safe.


And that’s the last word.