Sunday 11 January 2004

Dear Jaspers,

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Don't forget:

Sa Feb National Alumni Council meeting
         please contact Peter Sweeney ’64  (973) 353-7610

We Feb 10 Treasure Coast Club (Florida) 2003 - 2004 Luncheon Meeting
For more information call: Joe Dillon 62 Director, Alumni Relations, (718) 862-7977

Sa Jun 12 '04 National Alumni Council meeting
         please contact Peter Sweeney ’64  (973) 353-7610


My list of Jaspers who are in harms way:

- Afghanistan
- - Cote, Richard A. (1990)
- - Feldman, Aaron (1997)

- Iraq
- - Esposito, Steven G. (1981) [JR: Photos at the following URL. ]
- - Menchise, Louis (1987)

… … my thoughts are with you and all that I don't know about.


Spare time activity?

Here's a web site that is collecting reviews of Colleges. Manhattan had no alumni reviews. So being a sucker to "sell" the College, I put mine in. If you want to balance my opinions, here's your chance. Imagine the impact if we had a thousand alumni reviews on prospective students shopping for a school. Come on. Help Manhattan with an honest alumni review. It will take five minutes.


Missing Dog Returns After Six Years

Missing Dog, a Brindle-Colored Lab and Chow Mix, Reappears Six Years Later

The Associated Press

== <begin quote> ===

WICHITA, Kan. Nov. 28 — Jeanie Flores did a double-take when she glanced out the window of her Wichita home this week. The brindle-colored Lab and chow mix outside looked like Bear, the family pet who disappeared in November 1997.

"Oh my God. I think that's my dog!" she thought to herself.

She called the dog's name. When he responded, she started bawling.

"I called my husband and said, 'I really think this is Bear,'" she said.

Frank Flores rushed home and within seconds agreed with his wife's assessment: Bear was home.

The dog's whereabouts for the past six years and his surprise return two days before Thanksgiving remain a mystery.

A veterinarian examined Bear. Though his paws are red and sore in spots, apparently from pounding the pavement, he weighs only one pound less than he did when he disappeared. The vet told the family it appeared someone had taken care of the dog.

Frank Flores brought Bear home as a puppy on Aug. 28, 1990. Bear disappeared one month after the family's October 1997 move to a new neighborhood.

"I waited up all night for him, and he never came home," Jeanie Flores said.

Because the family had just moved, the address on Bear's identification collar hadn't been changed. The family put up signs, called the shelter, put an ad in the paper. They drove around their old neighborhood, but they never found Bear.

Jeanie Flores called his return Tuesday a miracle.

"I feel like he must be here for a reason," she said.

Since returning, Bear has spent his time napping and getting reacquainted with the family, including a son who was not yet born when the dog disappeared.

Frank Flores said he wishes Bear could talk.

"Where was he? He hasn't told us yet," he said. "We don't know how rough a life he's had."

== <end quote> ===

"Birds of the air" neither reaping or sowing. These types of stories make me wonder about Providence. Not the city! But the "when the student is ready, a teacher will appear." Hope mine shows up soon.

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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Good News






"Manhattan in the news" stories



















????, Pat



Morgan, James J.



Galligan, John



Smalls, Robert F.  



Coberg,  George R.



Kelly, Ray



Kilkenny, Jim



Ramos, Angel



Novas-Lumauig, Belle



Snead, Felicia E.



Eaton, Ed



Coberg, Allison K.



Carbonaro, Richard F.



Shiavone, Joseph P.









????, Pat



Carbonaro, Richard F.



Coberg,  George R.



Coberg, Allison K.



Eaton, Ed



Galligan, John



Kelly, Ray



Kilkenny, Jim



Morgan, James J.



Novas-Lumauig, Belle



Ramos, Angel



Shiavone, Joseph P.



Smalls, Robert F.  



Snead, Felicia E.





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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".]





[Updates to the list]

[JR: The following people have updated their information. To conserve space, "please change my email from X to Y" which isn't very interesting, and to alert you that they are here, I have listed them here. As always, I need your "news" and "recruits".]





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



RIVERDALE, N.Y.  – Manhattan College will present Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) with the De La Salle Medal at the College’s annual fund-raising dinner on Thursday, January 15, at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.  CA, one of the world’s largest software companies, will be represented at the dinner by Sanjay Kumar, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.

The De La Salle Medal was established in honor of John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of Brothers of the Christian Schools, whose mission was to provide a value-centered education.  The mission provided the inspiration upon which the College was founded in 1853.  CA is the 28th recipient of the Medal, which is conferred annually to a company or an executive who exemplifies the principles of excellence and corporate leadership.  Lewis S. Ranieri, founder of investment banking firm Hyperion Partners, will serve as the dinner chairman for the evening.

 CA, founded in New York City and headquartered on Long Island, has been at the forefront of information technology and the New York metropolitan business landscape for 27 years.  CA has grown into a multibillion-dollar company while contributing to the economic health and social well-being of the region.

More than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other organizations worldwide rely on CA software technology to manage business-critical systems.  Nearly 16,000 employees–including more than 2,600 in the metro New York area–thrive in CA’s progressive workplace, which has received numerous awards for its family-friendly facilities, programs and benefits, including on-site child development and fitness centers.  CA has been included in Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” list four times in the past six years.

Giving back to the communities in which CA employees work and live is key in the company’s philosophy.  CA’s strong philanthropic spirit focuses on empowering children to succeed.  The company directs much of its support through matching gifts, grants, nonprofit partnerships and employee volunteer programs.  CA and its employees have donated millions of dollars and thousands of hours to more than 4,000 organizations globally.  The company matches employee donations to qualified charities by 200 percent.

As CEO, Mr. Kumar, a resident of Long Island, New York, has reaffirmed CA’s commitment to programs that benefit children and is a keen proponent of volunteerism and corporate philanthropy.  After joining CA in 1987, Mr. Kumar held senior positions in development, strategic planning and operations.  He was promoted to president and chief operating officer in January 1994 and chief executive in August 2000.  In November 2002, he also was named chairman.

CA joins a distinguished list of past Medal recipients including former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani ’65, ConEdison Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eugene R. McGrath ’63 and technology giant IBM.

Proceeds from the $750-per-plate fund-raiser support Manhattan College’s academic programs and also provide scholarship assistance to students. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m.  For further information regarding the De La Salle Medal Dinner, please call (718) 862-7837 or email






Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of
Environmental Engineering Science
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena  CA  91125



Manhattan College, New York, 1950-54, B.E. (Civil) (with honors)





Richard F. Carbonaro (1997)
Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University



Felicia E. Snead, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Shands Jacksonville
1998 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D.
1993 Manhattan College, New York, NY, B.S. Radiological Health Science
1989 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center School of Radiation Oncology Technology, R.T.T.
7/1998– 6/1999 Internal Medicine: Beth Israel Medical Cneter, New York, N.Y.
Residency in Radiation Oncology:
1999-2003 New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY
New York, Florida
Academic Appointments:
2003 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology
Columbia-Presbyterian House Staff Research Award: June 2002
Next in Merit Paul Simon Medal for Radiological and Health Sciences, Manhattan College, 1993
Epsilon Sigma Phi Honor Society, Manhattan College, 1993
Magna Cum Laude, Manhattan College, 1993
Clinical Excellence Award, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center School of Radiation Oncology Technology, 1989
 Board Qualifications:
Diplomate of the American College of Radiation Oncology, June 2003
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, August 1999

[Reported As: 1993 ]




Manhattan College Grad

Among recent graduates of Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. was Joseph P. Shiavone of Amityville.

Over 65 Bachelor of Science degrees and graduate degrees in Biotechnology, Business, Education and Engineering were awarded.

[JR: 2003 (I guess) but any press about MC is good press. ]


[Good News]

[No Honors]


[No Weddings]



From: Belle Novas-Lumauig
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 1:27 PM
Subject: Re:

Hello John,

Please post on your next e-mail newsletter the birth of my daughter.

Belle Novas-Lumauig, Class of 91, BS in Marketing


New York, October 27 – Amanda Belle Lumauig made her performance debut on October 27, 2003.  The curtain rose at 4:13PM as she arrived in style weighing in at 6 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 1-foot 8¾ inches.  The svelte new member of the Lumauig household showed her producers, Joel and Berkis (Belle), that she could belt out a tune upon making her grand entrance.

This performance was highly anticipated throughout the world, from the Dominican Republic to across the ocean in the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Baby Amanda was elegantly dressed in a tightly wrapped blanket and baby cap.  The bright lights of the stage did not overwhelm the newcomer as she continued to gaze at the audience, occasionally giving them an appreciative smile.  The audience’s uncontained excitement could not deter Baby Amanda’s dazzling performance.  “Twelve thumbs up!” roared the crowd.

Backstage, meanwhile, the rookie producers of the show, Joel and Berkis (Belle), were extremely overjoyed with the performance.  They shared the same sentiments saying, “We couldn’t have done it without each other.”   They pondered over their celebrity’s future performances, among them, “It’s Your Turn to Wakeup” and “Honey, I Think She Pooped.”  For now, Baby Amanda is taking in her newfound stardom in stride.  She relaxes by taking long naps and depends on good old-fashioned milk.  Tickets to her performance are free, although donations of love are highly encouraged!


[JR: Cute. Hope the tix sell well. ]


[No Engagements]


[No Graduations]




[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.

[No Obits]

[JR: Good! ]



[News MC]


Copyright 2004 The New York Observer, L.P. 
New York Observer
January 5, 2004
HEADLINE: Bruce Wasserstein's Big Deal: Conflicts Between New York and Lazard

You can slog through Big Deal, Bruce Wasserstein's giant text on mergers and acquisitions, and find hundreds of thousands of words on how to take over a corporation, but very few on the ethics and morality necessary to manage and develop a business that demands the probity with which a new owner must acquaint himself.

Yet those values represent exactly what Mr. Wasserstein, the head of Lazard, will need as the new owner of New York magazine, the 35-year-old weekly he acquired two weeks ago for $55 million. New York is a journalistic institution in this city, not only for its history as the home of the New Journalism, as founded by Clay Felker, but also as a generator of investigative journalism generally untethered by its owners through the years -- from its first independent investors through the Rupert Murdoch years, and even during the somewhat tortured tenure of Primedia.

But none of them had the very particular set of conflicts that Mr. Wasserstein has. Mr. Wasserstein has stated that he wants to take the magazine up-market and increase its business reporting. But how can he avoid the conflict between New York's coverage of corporate America and the city's high-profile C.E.O.'s and investment bankers, and the fact that he runs an investment-banking firm that does business with dozens of companies as well as dozens of investment and commercial banks? Indeed, Lazard operates within the very footprint of power that is the magazine's purview; it will be interesting -- to say the least -- to see how this driven and lethally effective takeover artist attempts to cover the business community in which he is so deeply and intrinsically involved.

New York City is the capitalist capital of corporate America and the world, and the home of the most significant investment and commercial banks. What will happen the next time there's a $20 million M. and A. fee on the table for Lazard, and New York is about to cover the comings and goings of the corporate C.E.O. whose company is paying the fee? Has Michel David-Weill, the major shareholder of Lazard, asked himself these questions as Mr. Wasserstein -- Lazard's second-largest shareholder -- assumes his role as the latest glossy-press magnate of Manhattan?

The potential conflicts might give both Mr. David-Weill and Mr. Wasserstein cause for some anticipatory concern, as Mr. Wasserstein enters into a new territory of responsibility. This territory demands a level of ethical anticipation and discipline that may not have occurred to Mr. Wasserstein or his colleagues at Lazard as he completed this, his latest Big Deal -- one that puts him front and center in the considered and watchful gaze of those who care about the journalistic well-being of the New York media.

Behind the Crime Drop: Commissioner Ray Kelly

It is because he does his job so well, and with such modesty, that few New Yorkers have a real appreciation of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The ongoing decline in crime -- it fell another 7.4 percent in the first six months of 2003 -- has, incredibly, become business as usual in New York, a city which not too long ago was best known for its dangerous streets and spectacular tabloid murders. But crime does not fall by itself; it is in large part thanks to Commissioner Kelly that New York is the safest large city in America, as reflected in new crime statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On a per capita basis, in terms of safety, New York is in the top 3 percentile of the 200 cities with populations over 100,000. The impact that a low crime rate has on the city's economic base -- in terms of tourism, real-estate values and residents who choose not to flee to the suburbs -- cannot be overstated. It is fair to say that since his appointment two years ago this January, Ray Kelly has become the unsung hero of the Bloomberg administration.

Mr. Kelly brings 31 years of experience as a New York City police officer to the job, including 14 months as police commissioner at the end of David Dinkins' term. A veteran of the Vietnam War with a B.A. degree from Manhattan College, an M.A. from Harvard and law degrees from St. John's University and New York University, Mr. Kelly rose quickly in the ranks of the NYPD. When Rudolph Giuliani was elected, he overlooked Mr. Kelly's skills in favor of William Bratton, who himself proved to be one of the most innovative police commissioners the city has ever seen. As Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Bratton transformed the way the city fought crime, Mr. Kelly went on to distinguish himself as undersecretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service and the global head of corporate security at Bear Sterns.

When incoming Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Mr. Kelly as his commissioner, it was just three months after 9/11, and the NYPD was facing the unprecedented challenge of keeping crime down while also guarding the city from shadowy terrorists. And there were signs that crime might be edging up: shootings of innocent bystanders, squeegee men re-appearing at intersections. At the time, Thomas Reppetto, president of the Citizens Crime Commission, said, "I think there are enormous problems here, and the man who solves these problems is going to be a great figure in American law enforcement." Two years later, Ray Kelly has outperformed anyone's expectations. Notably, Mayor Bloomberg has given Mr. Kelly the power to run the Police Department without interference from City Hall. And while he frequently mentions his administration's superb record on crime, the Mayor knows better than to try to grab the glory for himself.

Of course, Ray Kelly's success is not a solo act; it rests on a whole department of police officers, 36,000 men and women who are committed to doing their job every day of the year, putting their lives at risk so that New Yorkers and their families may go about their own lives without fear.

LOAD-DATE: January 6, 2004

[MCOLDB: 1963 ]




Copyright 2004 The New York Times Company 
The New York Times
January 4, 2004, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 14; Page 8; Column 5; The City Weekly Desk

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For Manhattan College

JAN. 15 -- The scholarship and academic programs of Manhattan College in Riverdale, the Bronx, will benefit from a black-tie dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. Drinks at 6:30 with dinner and dancing at 7:30. Tickets, $750, from (718)862-7837. 

LOAD-DATE: January 4, 2004




Copyright 2004 Newsday, Inc. 
Newsday (New York)
January 4, 2004 Sunday SUFFOLK EDITION
BYLINE: Mary Ellen Pereira

Babylon High School junior Kirsten Brynn Schmid represented the state at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation 2003 World Leadership Conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in July. At the conference, a boy and a girl from each state, as well as youngsters from 20 other countries, attended seminars, heard guest speakers, honed leadership skills and shared knowledge and experience in community service. "It was a great experience," Schmid said. "I got to meet Sen. Hillary [Rodham] Clinton."

As her school's ambassador, Schmid was selected as a state representative at the three-day O'Brian metropolitan-area conference last spring at Manhattan College. She plans to attend as a counselor this spring, as well.

Captain of the varsity soccer team, Schmid made Suffolk All-County for two years. She also runs track, plays softball and is president of her school's chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America. She went to the group's state conference last year, placing in the top 10 in the marketing category. Schmid lives in Babylon with parents Laurie and Gary and an older sister. She plans for a career in marketing.

GRAPHIC: Photo - Kirsten Brynn Schmid

LOAD-DATE: January 4, 2004




Ramos writes book about deaf protest at university
Originally published Sunday, January 4, 2004
By Karin Kowalski
Times-News writer

GOODING -- A small crowd buzzed with speech and sign language in the cozy breakfast room of the Gooding Hotel, where Angel Ramos autographed his new book, "Triumph of the Spirit."

Ramos's book details the 1988 Deaf President Now movement at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Students opposed the selection of Elisabeth A. Zinser, yet another hearing president of the university that serves the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing. The protests shut down the university for a week until Zinser resigned and I. King Jordan was selected as the first deaf president. Ramos was chairman of the Deaf President Now fund during the protests.

About a dozen people on Dec. 20 came to the Gooding Hotel to get books signed and show their support for the superintendent of the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind who was on administrative leave awaiting a hearing this week.

Ramos spoke or signed with the people he talked to, depending on what they understood.

Ramos's experience with deafness began when he was 9 years old. He woke up one morning and discovered he could not hear. Considering it an act of God, he hid it for two years. He made his way through school by reading lips and following instructions on chalkboards and in books. It wasn't until he was 22 that he learned sign language.

Ramos got a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Manhattan College in New York.

After college he found a job driving a taxi, then became a teacher aide at a school for the deaf. From there he got master's degrees in education of the deaf from State University of New York and educational administration from California State University; then a doctorate in special education administration from Gallaudet University.

Ramos was also a Fulbright Scholar and founded the National Hispanic Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Washington, D.C.

Before he came to the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind in 2001, he was employed at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, as director of the Hispanic Deaf Education Project. He managed a federal grant that trained Spanish speakers to become teachers of the deaf.

Ramos's book was published Dec. 11.

[MCOLDB:  1971 ]







YEAR     DATE             BOWL                    OPPONENT         SCORE
1932  01/02/1933  PALM FESTIVAL             MIAMI                 L  0- 7



12/27/1963  W  85- 81   N                         Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl
01/11/1971  W  96- 68   H                         
12/26/1963  W 100- 75   N                         Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl
12/02/1977  W  93- 81   N                         Deland, Fl

1953  20- 6                      4

YEAR     DATE             LOCATION                OPPONENT          SCORE
1956  03/13/1956  NEW YORK, NY              CONNECTICUT           L  75- 84
1958  03/11/1958  NEW YORK, NY              WEST VIRGINIA         W  89- 84
1958  03/14/1958  CHARLOTTE, NC             DARTMOUTH COLLEGE     L  62- 79
1958  03/15/1958  CHARLOTTE, NC             MARYLAND              L  55- 59
1993  03/19/1993  SYRACUSE, NY              VIRGINIA              L  66- 78
1995  03/16/1995  MEMPHIS, TN               OKLAHOMA              W  77- 67
1995  03/18/1995  MEMPHIS, TN               ARIZONA STATE         L  54- 64
2003  03/21/2003  BOSTON, MA                SYRACUSE              L  65- 76


YEAR       REGIONAL                       RECORD
====  ==================================  ======
1957  DISTRICT 2                            0-1 

[JR: I always say the internet is like my home office, a mess. You'll never know what you will find. Here's some FSU fan's catalogue of Jasper stuff. ;-? ]   



Hawaii Honeymoon Winners

For her most romantic story, bride-to-be Nicole Olivier told us how her trust overcame his hesitancy ... winning them a honeymoon in Hawaii at the luxurious Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Resort.

It all began two years ago when a friend invited me to the Annual Pipers Ball at Manhattan College. As a girl from New Hampshire who had recently moved to Manhattan, I had never heard of a Pipers Ball, nor did I know anything about men in kilts!

The auditorium was filled with students, graduates and family members. The bagpipers’ sound was invigorating, and the accompanying drums kept rhythm like a strong, steady heart. I watched and listened in awe. But the music seemed to stop when a strikingly handsome piper caught my eye from across the room. He too had noticed me, and we spent the rest of the night exchanging interested glances.

As the evening came to an end, I approached the unknown piper and said, “Hello, my name is Nicole.” He replied, “Hi, I’m Pat.” We left together and danced all night at a local club. When I called my mother the next day I said, ‘Mom, I met someone and he wears a kilt!’

She said, curiously, ‘I always wondered if they wear anything under those kilts.’ I answered, ‘I wonder too.’

The Healing Arts

My mother was a Catholic nun and my father a Catholic priest. They fell in love, left their commitments to celibacy for each other and now have been married almost 28 years.

We lived in the house my father built nearby a lake, which was my home until I left for the University of New Hampshire. While I was there I continued to coach a Special Olympics swim team, which I had been doing since my freshman year of high school.

After earning a degree in Occupational Therapy I interned at Yale New Haven Hospital and eventually moved to New York, where I took a job supervising an in-patient occupational therapy unit for schizophrenic residents. Two years later, I am still challenged every day.

Music and Computers

Patrick grew up in a small, Irish-American community in Queens. Because of an accident just before high school, he wasn’t allowed to participate in sports, so he turned to his next interest. He picked up a flute and joined the school band.

He went to Manhattan College and, in his senior year, learned the bagpipes and marched in his first St. Patrick’s Day parade. Three years later, he was named Pipe Major, in charge of directing the musical repertoire of the band.

Now he sells and supports specialized software applications.

Mystery, Intrigue, and ... A Certain Hesitancy

Patrick was intriguing to me, and I admired his passion for music. He was an excellent listener and a wonderful storyteller. Our first date was a romantic dinner and a long walk in Central Park in the unusually warm December air. We talked for hours.

At first we saw each other only a few times a month. He would spend Thursday and Friday nights “out with the boys,” while I went to yoga and aerobics class. But every moment we spent together was magic and we loved surprising each other. One day, I came home from work to find my bedroom showered with long-stemmed roses.

The day Pat told me he loved me, I was overjoyed. He had captured my heart in a way I had never felt before, and I knew he was the man I wanted to marry. He had the qualities of a devoted and loving husband, and in my eyes our relationship was permanent.

But there was a fear in him that I could not understand. He had told me early in our dating that he would not want to get married for many years.

But living together felt right and we signed a lease for a new apartment. Moving in together was wonderful, yet it was difficult for me.

I was very much in love with Pat, yet distraught over the idea it could be a very long time before he was willing to commit to me at the altar. But I felt a trust in him I had never known before. I knew in my heart everything would work out right.

For a while, Pat and I did a lot of soul searching. We talked about dreams of the future and grew together.

Overcoming His Fear ... With Trust

Talking about marriage became less frightening to Pat. I continued to trust in him when at times I felt scared because he had not yet proposed. When I would express my fear to him, he would say, ‘I promise it will happen. Believe in my commitment to you.’

It seems like as soon as I was able to believe in him and trust in his love for me, everything changed.

My parents have always encouraged me to make decisions that feel right for me. I have developed a sense of trust that I can go for what I want, knowing that things will work out as they should.

Then he completely surprised me, by making the most beautiful demonstration of his love.

We were back at the Pipers Ball, two years since we had first met. Pat finished his solo, ‘Amazing Grace,’ and the band joined in for a final song. When the music stopped, the crowd cheered.

Pat walked over to me. He gently took me by the hand into the center of the floor. As 40 pipers and over 600 people watched intensely, Pat lowered himself to his knee.

He was holding the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. I said, ‘Yes!’ and we kissed as we had never kissed before. The pipers started playing — leaving us in the center of the floor embracing.

Pat’s confident and romantic gesture will remain in my heart forever. We will be married May 26, 2001, and I am not going to tell what is under those kilts!


[JR: Must be drafty under those kilts? Could not figure out who "Pat" is. Do you know how many Pat's MC has turned out? Help. ]




CIC'S SUGGESTION: Everyone who works for a major corporation should send resumes placed here into their HR system or department. While you may not see the value, it may be that one thing that delivers an opportunity to a fellow Jasper that changes their life.

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:  

[No Resumes]




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
1/11/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Iona*   New Rochelle, NY   2:00 PM
1/14/04 Wednesday W. Basketball   Dartmouth   Hanover, NH   7:00 PM
1/14/04 Wednesday M. Basketball   St. Peter's*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/16/04 Friday Track & Field   Manhattan Invitational   HOME   10:00 AM
1/16/04 Friday W. Basketball   Siena*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/17/04 Saturday Track & Field   Manhattan Invitational   HOME   10:00 AM
1/18/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Fairfield*(DH)   HOME   1:00 PM
1/18/04 Sunday M. Basketball   Fairfield*(DH)   HOME   4:00 PM
1/20/04 Tuesday W. Basketball   Fordham   HOME   7:00 PM
1/23/04 Friday M. Basketball   Loyola (MD)*   HOME   7:00 PM
1/24/04 Saturday Track & Field   Army   West Point, NY   TBA 
1/25/04 Sunday W. Swimming   CW Post/NJIT   Brookville, NY   1:00 PM
1/25/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Rider*   HOME   2:00 PM
1/25/04 Sunday M. Basketball   Iona*   New Rochelle, NY   4:00 PM
1/30/04 Friday W. Basketball   Canisius*(DH)   HOME   5:30 PM
1/30/04 Friday M. Basketball   Niagara*(DH)   HOME   7:00 PM
1/30/04 Friday W. Swimming   Fairfield*   Fairfield, CT   7:00 PM
1/31/04 Saturday M. Tennis   Columbia Big Apple   New York, NY   TBA 
1/31/04 Saturday Track & Field   Princeton 5-Way   The Armory   TBA 
…………January events downloaded 06 Dec 03
2/1/04 Sunday M. Tennis   Columbia Big Apple   New York, NY   TBA 
2/1/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Niagara*(DH)   HOME   1:00 PM
2/1/04 Sunday M. Basketball   Canisius*(DH)   HOME   4:00 PM
2/4/04 Wednesday M. Basketball   Loyola (MD)*   Baltimore, MD   7:30 PM
2/6/04 Friday Track & Field   Millrose Games   Draddy/MSG   12:30 PM
2/6/04 Friday W. Basketball   Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   7:00 PM
2/7/04 Saturday Crew   New York Rowing Assoc. Indoor Rowing Championships   TBA   TBA 
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2/8/04 Sunday Track & Field   Metropolitan Championships   Draddy/Armory   11:00 AM
2/8/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Niagara*   Niagara University, NY   1:00 PM
2/8/04 Sunday M. Basketball   St. Peter's*   Jersey City, NJ   3:00 PM
2/12/04 Thursday W. Basketball   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   7:00 PM
2/13/04 Friday Track & Field   Armory Collegiate Invitational   Draddy/Armory   8:00 AM
2/13/04 Friday M. Basketball   Iona*   HOME   8:00 PM
2/14/04 Saturday M. Tennis   St. Bonaventure Tournament   St. Bonaventure, NY   TBA 
2/14/04 Saturday Crew   The Valentine's Massacre: NYAC Indoor Rowing Championships   Pelham, NY   TBA 
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2/14/04 Saturday W. Swimming   St. Joseph's   HOME   2:00 PM
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2/15/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Loyola (MD)*(DH)   HOME   1:00 PM
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2/18/04 Wednesday M. Basketball   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   7:30 PM
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2/20/04 Friday Softball   Florida@   Houston, TX   11:00 AM
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2/27/04 Friday W. Basketball   Iona*   HOME   7:00 PM
2/28/04 Saturday M. Tennis   Army   West Point, NY   TBA 
2/28/04 Saturday M. Tennis   Saint Joseph's   West Point, NY   TBA 
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2/28/04 Saturday Softball   Mt. St. Mary's$   Washington, DC   10:00 AM
2/28/04 Saturday Baseball   Delaware State (DH)   Dover, DE   12:00 PM
2/28/04 Saturday W. Lacrosse   Lehigh   HOME   1:00 PM
2/28/04 Saturday Softball   George Washington$   Washington, DC   1:00 PM
2/28/04 Saturday Softball   Colgate$   Washington, DC   4:00 PM
2/29/04 Sunday Baseball   Delaware State   Dover, DE   1:00 PM
2/29/04 Sunday Softball   George Washington$   Washington, DC   1:00 PM
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2/29/04 Sunday M. Basketball   Marist*   HOME   2:00 PM
2/29/04 Sunday Softball   Mount St. Mary's$   Washington, DC   2:30 PM
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[Sports from College]


Buffalo, NY (January 7, 2004)- Manhattan posted an 81-63 victory over Canisius College tonight at the Koessler Athletic Center. Junior Peter Mulligan led six Jaspers in double-figures with a game-high 18 points. Manhattan won its third straight and improves to 8-3 on the season, 3-0 in MAAC play. The last time the Jaspers posted six players in double figures was on November 26, 2001, in a 111-84 win over Long Island University.

With Manhattan ahead, 16-10, with 11:57 to play in the first half, the Jaspers blew open the game with a 16-4 run, capped by a Mulligan three-pointer, to take a 32-14 lead with 5:24 to play before the break. The Golden Griffs (4-9, 0-3 MAAC) cut the lead to 25, 34-19, with 3:04 remaining before halftime, but Manhattan scored seven of the final nine points of the half to take a commanding 43-21 lead at the half.

The Jaspers posted their largest lead of the night, 24 points, when Jason Wingate connected on two free throws to give Manhattan a 67-43 lead with 8:26 to play. Canisius could get no closer than 17 the rest of the way.

Joining Mulligan in double-figures were Luis Flores (16 points), Dave Holmes (13 points, career-high five assists), Wingate (10 points), Kenny Minor (10 points), and Jason Benton (10 points, game-high nine rebounds). Canisius was led by Richard Jones, who tallied 14 points and eight rebounds to lead the Griffs in both categories.

Manhattan concludes its Western New York swing on Friday, January 9, when the Jaspers battle Niagara at 7:00 p.m. in a MAAC contest.



Jersey City, NJ (January 6, 2004) – With .3 seconds left to go in overtime Junior Serra Sangar put in a layup from Donnette Reed to propel Manhattan over Saint Peter's in overtime by the score of 48-47. With the thrilling win, the Lady Jaspers even their overall record to 5-5, and improve their conference record to 1-2. Leading the way for the Lady Jaspers was senior Rosalee Mason who posted a double-double with a game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds.

In the first half, despite shooting 27.3 percent from the field, St. Peter's went into the half with a 20-18 lead. Manhattan had 15 turnovers and St. Peter's had just 6. Shaka Cushnie led the Peahens with 4 points and 4 rebounds in the first half.

The Lady Jaspers were down by as many as ten points in the second half, but with a Sangar layup at the 2:56 mark, Manhattan went on a 10-0 run, capped by a game tying layup by Mason with three seconds left, springing the game into overtime. Mason tallied ten points and nine rebounds in the second half.

In overtime, Manhattan jumped out to a quick two point lead with a Mason layup, making the score 44-42. There were two ties in overtime, but a Kristen Hood free throw put St. Peter's ahead by one with 1:01 minutes remaining, making the score 47-46. With .3 seconds left Reed found Sangar in the paint and Sangar knocked down the last second shot, edging Saint Peter's by one with the score of 48-47.

Joining Mason in double figures was Sangar with 12 points, including seven rebounds. Reed grabbed a career-high eight rebounds, along with five points, five assists and three steals. The Last time the Lady Jaspers won an overtime game was in the 1998-99 season, when Manhattan beat Army in overtime with the score of 89-84.

Leading the way for the Peahens was Tanesha Seaton who posted 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

The Lady Jaspers will end the week with two conference games, hosting Marist on Friday at 7 pm, and then heading to New Rochelle, NY to face Iona on Sunday at 2 pm.



Albany, NY (January 3, 2004)- Senior Luis Flores scored a season and game-high 29 points as the Jaspers cruised to a 72-50 MAAC win over Siena College tonight at the Pepsi Arena. Manhattan wins its second straight and improves to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in the MAAC.

Manhattan opened the game with 7-2 and 11-5 to open up an 18-7 lead behind nine early points from Luis Flores. Siena cut the lead to 10, 30-20, before the Jaspers closed out the half scoring six of the final nine points to go into the break with a 36-23 lead. Manhattan shot 52.2% from the floor (12-23), and 10-13 from the line, while holding the Saints to 36.8% shooting (7-19). The Jaspers tallied seven steals and forced 15 turnovers in the first half.

In the second half, Manhattan pushed the lead to 18, 50-32, before the Saints used a 9-0 run to pull with nine, 50-41. The Jaspers answered with a Jason Benton putback and a long three from Flores to push the lead back to double-digits, at 55-41. A Benton three point play gave Manhattan a 60-45 lead with 3:04 remaining in the game on the way to the 72-50 final.

Joining Flores is double-figures was Benton, who tallied 10 points. Siena was led by Michael Haddix who tallied 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Jaspers continue their road trip when they take the annual Western New York MAAC road trip, taking on Canisius on Wednesday, January 7 and Niagara on Friday, January 9. Both games are slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.



Mason becomes the Manhattan College all-time rebounding leader

Lewisburg, PA – (January 2, 2004) – The Lady Jaspers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 10 point victory over Bucknell, 59-49. Senior Rosalee Mason surpassed Leigh Ann Walker to become the Manhattan College women's basketball all-time leader in rebounds with 1000 rebounds. Mason posted a game high 26 points and a team high 14 rebounds.

Mason recorded 14 first half points, surging Manhattan to a 16-point leader at the half, 36-20. The Lady Jaspers ended the half on a 13-2 run, capped off by two Serra Sangar field goals. In that run, Manhattan held Bucknell to just one field goal in the last eight minutes of play.

Starting at the 12:51 mark with another Sangar jumper, Manhattan sprung for an 11-2 run in the second half to increase the lead to 19, 50-31. The Lady Jaspers hung onto the double-digit lead for the whole second half, eventually capturing their fourth win of the season.

Joining Mason in double-digits was Sangar with 12 points, including 7 rebounds. Junior Donnette Reed chipped in with 8 points, 6 assists and 9 steals.

For the Bucknell Bison, Desire Almind posted 13 points and 18 rebounds, and Lindsey Hollobaugh added 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Lady Jaspers will head back into action in the first of three straight MAAC conference games this coming Tuesday, January 6, against St. Peter's in Jersey City, NJ at 7 pm. Following the St. Peter's game, Manhattan will host Marist on Friday January 9 at 7 pm, then will head to New Rochelle, NY to face Iona on Sunday, January 11 at 2 pm.




[Sports from News & Web]

Copyright 2004 The Wichita Eagle
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The Wichita Eagle
January 6, 2004 Tuesday MAIN-1 EDITION
HEADLINE: WSU's Fridge Holman has already been through a season of ups and downs
BYLINE: BY ADAM KNAPP; The Wichita Eagle

WSU's Fridge Holman has already been through a season of ups and downs. After last week's technical, he says he's trying to change.

Years from now, when people think back to this Wichita State basketball season, they'll realize that one player more than others makes you remember the 2003-04 Shockers.

The player they'll think of first is the little man in the headband.

For better or worse -- and a lot of fans are down on him during this two-game losing streak -- Fridge Holman is the image of this team.

Jamar Howard is a better player. Randy Burns is a better scorer. Nearly everyone is a better shooter.

But Holman is leading the team in minutes because of the energy he brings to the Shockers. That energy works against him sometimes, too. But you're always watching him, in anticipation of seeing that next jaw-dropping pass. Or unnecessary turnover. There's not another running-and-gunning point guard like him in the Missouri Valley Conference.

"Everybody gets a little bit from Fridge," Burns said. "He makes us go."

And basketball makes him go. He has made it his whole identity. Holman isn't sure what he'll be doing a year from now, or 20 years from now, but he is sure it will have something to do with a round orange ball.

All of which made Tuesday of last week so painful. Holman not only fouled Oral Roberts' Ken Tutt 23 feet from the basket with 2.1 seconds remaining and the score tied, he made sure the game was over by throwing that trademark headband to get a technical foul.

Mark Turgeon called it his most gut-wrenching loss in 3 1/2 seasons as WSU's coach.

Holman left the floor without shaking hands with the opponent or talking to the media. He said he went straight to his dormitory room, and eventually managed to fall asleep without speaking to a single person.

And that's what else made it so tough.

"Off the court, I'm pretty antisocial," Holman said. "I never even leave my room."

Oh, Holman has friends. He's just not particularly close to any of them, not even Burns, his roommate.

Holman says he isn't even really close to his parents, who are divorced and living in his native New York. Certainly not his father, whom he rarely speaks to.

Holman's mother, Gwen Alston, said she last spoke to her son on New Year's Day, but he didn't mention his technical.

"Fridge got a technical?" she said. "Oh no, he would never bring that up to me."

Holman calls his mother, but has not lived full-time with her since he went away at St Patrick's (N.J.) Academy at age 14.

"He was able to commute back and forth on the weekends," Alston said. "He was pretty nervous going away at first, but I never worried about him because he wasn't a wild kid. Fridge was quiet and clean. He never really wanted to go out. He ended up doing very well at St. Patrick's."

That's where Holman met Al Harrington, his best friend, who made the jump from high school to professional basketball and is now living the glamorous life of the NBA.

Holman would like to play professionally, too. Any level would be fine. Holman is just 5-foot-10, but his court vision and playmaking ability helped him be in the nation's top 18 assist leaders as of last week.

He may not be good enough to make money playing. Then again, Holman wasn't supposed to come back and play last season after suffering a broken fifth metatarsal on his right foot. He wasn't even supposed to make the grades to play Division I basketball in the first place.

"He has unbelievable confidence in himself, whatever he does," Burns said. "That's a very, very important characteristic in him. Video games, whatever -- if he's going to do something, he wants to be the best at it. If somebody bet him he couldn't play trumpet, he'd become a trumpet player."

But Holman's not interested in the trumpet. He wants to ball, and there is no Plan B.

"I just want to learn more about the game while I'm still playing," Holman said. "I just want to be involved with the game of basketball. Maybe be a coach. You never know. I've already learned a lot from Coach Turgeon."

Sometimes that's hard to tell.

Like on Nov. 24, when the Shockers were playing Boston College in the Virgin Islands.

Holman was bringing the ball up midcourt against BC's Steve Hailey. A fan was screaming at Hailey at the top of his lungs.

"Steve! Steve!" he said. "No. 11 can't go to his left! He can't go to his left!"

Holman slowed down and nearly stopped dribbling for a second.

And he shot the guy in the stands a disgusted look.

Eight nights later, a fan at Manhattan College was ridiculing Holman's headband. Holman just couldn't ignore the guy. He had to smile up at him.

"Fridge is affected way too much by what's happening inside of a building," Turgeon said. "It's all part of growing up."

Which brings us back to the Oral Roberts game.

It was a bizarre night for Holman. He took 18 shots, more than any other Shocker this season. He heard the ORU coaching staff say they didn't think Holman was a shooting threat, which was already painfully obvious from the sagging defense they used on him all night.

So when Holman made a three-pointer, he talked a little trash to ORU coach Scott Sutton. Turgeon promptly removed him from the game.

All would have been forgiven had the Shockers gone on to win. Or even if Holman had simply walked away after the foul on Tutt -- which, by the way, Holman still maintains wasn't a foul.

Instead, though, Holman had to express his feelings. The whole scene seemed to unfold in slow motion. You could see anger swelling up in Holman like air in a balloon. He walked near the scorers' table, teeth and fists clenched. He reached for the first object he could think of, the headband, soaked with the perspiration he'd worked up the whole night. And he emphatically slammed it down, sweat squirting from the terrycloth as it hit the court.

Then Holman looked over at the nearest referee as if to say, "Well?"

"I deserved the technical, of course," Holman said. "It was just a reaction and I apologized to everyone. Instead of helping the team win, I helped it lose. It wasn't a smart game for me."

Holman, it should be pointed out, is his own worst critic. That's why Turgeon wasn't too hard on him following the loss, blaming Holman's poor choices on bad coaching.

Still, Holman paid for his mistake with extra running in practice. Holman said Turgeon has been especially strict with him the last few weeks.

"I think he's had a great season," Turgeon said. "And I think he'll get better. Deep down, Fridge is a really bright guy, with street smarts and savvy. This (the ORU game) could be a life-changer, basketball-wise, for him."

Still, there's a good chance Holman will lose his coveted starting spot to freshman Adam Liberty for Thursday's game against Northern Iowa.

And that fear alone could very well improve Holman's decisions, stemming from the instincts he developed on the Brooklyn playgrounds.

"I've got to change, because I think we're a better team with me on the court," Holman said. "I've got no choice. I mean, I barely even talk off the court, but when I'm out there I'm very emotional. I can't see myself out there not being emotional. So I can't promise overnight it's going to be perfect. But I'm going to try."

Adam Knapp covers Wichita State sports. Reach him at 268-6284 or

LOAD-DATE: January 6, 2004


Copyright 2004 Daily News, L.P. 
Daily News (New York)
January 1, 2004, Thursday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

Practice made perfect for Dave Holmes last night as the Manhattan forward hit all 12 of his free throws as part of a 22-point effort that led Manhattan to a 65-58 victory over Hofstra.

"We shoot 100 free throws in practice every day," Holmes said. "You can't win games if you don't make your free throws."

Eight of Holmes' free throws came in the final 7:07 to save the Jaspers when they needed his touch most.

"Dave Holmes was flawless today," Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "That may have been his best game since he's been here."

And for Manhattan (6-3) to get the win, Holmes almost had to be flawless. Hofstra (4-6), which trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, built a 53-45 lead with 7:21 to play in the game with Kenny Adeleke and Loren Stokes helping spur an 11-3 run that snapped a 42-42 tie.

Adeleke scored 19 points with 13 rebounds and a pair of blocks, but it was not enough for the Pride, which also got 15 points from Stokes.

Manhattan, coming off a loss to Penn in the Holiday Festival title game Monday night, seemed to be headed for a second straight loss. But Holmes and Luis Flores would have none of it.

Holmes proceeded to score the Jaspers' next six points - all from the line - and Flores dropped a pair of three-pointers in a 1:23 span as Manhattan went on a 15-3 run of its own to take a 60-56 lead with 2:58 to go.

"I felt like I needed to make something happen there," Flores said.

The Pride closed to within two, 60-58, on a pair of free throws by Adeleke with 2:04 to play. But Jason Wingate delivered a clutch jumper for a four-point Manhattan bulge and Holmes added two free throws with 42.8 seconds to play. Manhattan had a 64-58 lead and the victory was secure.

"You knew a run was coming," Hofstra coach Tom Pecora said. "You just hope you have a big enough buffer to survive the storm."

The collapse sent Hofstra to its third loss in four games as the Pride prepares to open its Colonial Athletic Association slate with a trip to Delaware on Saturday.

"Dave Holmes is a great player and competitor," Adeleke said. "He's a warrior and he came to play."

The tandem of Holmes and Flores (19 points) combined to score 14 of the Jaspers' final 20 points.

"I think Dave Holmes and Luis Flores showed they are great senior players," Pecora said. "I think Dave Holmes shot as many free throws as we did as a team (Hofstra was 10-of-15). But they needed a win and they found a way. Give them credit."

It was a performance, and a victory, that reminded Holmes of last season's team that went to the NCAA Tournament.

"A little bit of last year came out (yesterday)," Holmes said. "We had an iron will to win."

Just in time for the Jaspers' MAAC schedule that resumes Saturday night at Siena.

LOAD-DATE: January 1, 2004


Copyright 2004 Newsday, Inc. 
Newsday (New York)
January 1, 2004 Thursday NASSAU AND SUFFOLK EDITION
HEADLINE: Pride Lets Win Slip Away;
Hofstra goes cold, falls to Manhattan

Crunch time turned into crumble time for Hofstra last night. Unable to score a basket in the final five minutes of the game and unable to score a point in the final two minutes, the Pride ended the year with a loss in a game that seemed so winnable.

But the big shots fell for Manhattan College and the Jaspers claimed a 65-58 men's basketball win in front of 1,085 at Draddy Gymnasium.

"We had a couple of opportunities and we missed," Hofstra coach Tom Pecora said. "We had a missed dunk, a couple of missed layups and a couple of really bad turnovers in a stretch in the second half when we were dying for a basket."

Hofstra went ahead 53-45 with 7:36 remaining on Loren Stokes' jumper. Stokes hit a layup two minutes later to make the score 55-49, but that was the last of Hofstra's field goals. Luis Flores and Kenny Minor hit back-to-back three-pointers to give Manhattan the lead for good at 57-55, and after a foul shot by Gibran Washington, Flores hit a second three-pointer to make it 60-56.

Washington had been face-guarding Flores most of the game, and the Wooden Award nominee admitted he was starting to get frustrated.

"I just felt like we needed something to happen," Flores said of his timely shooting.

Washington played good defense and had a hand in Flores' face on each of the two three-pointers, but it didn't seem to bother him. "That's why he's an All-America," Washington said.

Hofstra (4-6) had chances in the final stretch. In between the threes by Flores and Minor for the lead, Carlos Rivera took a three-pointer that sat on top of the rim for a moment before bouncing off. Kenny Adeleke had the ball stolen by Flores with 2:44 remaining and Flores was able to call timeout while falling out of bounds. Wendell Gibson, Hofstra's leading foul shooter, missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1:08 remaining and Manhattan (6-3) up 62-58.

"You have to smell the blood," Pecora said. "Veteran teams do it and they put them away. We have not learned to do that yet. We don't get the sense of urgency to go to our resources and just say, 'All right, now it's time to go on a little run and put this team away.'"

Adeleke, a junior forward, scored the 1,000th point of his career early in the first half and had 19 points and 13 rebounds in the game. He was trumped by Manhattan forward Dave Holmes, who had 22 points and 13 rebounds and was 12-for-12 from the foul line, including 8-for-8 in the final 7:07.

Manhattan's fullcourt pressure nearly led to an early blowout. The Jaspers befuddled Hofstra, forcing six turnovers in the first 10 minutes. The most unglamorous of them was a pass from Woody Souffrant to Aurimas Kieza in transition. Kieza was not looking, the ball bounced off his shoulder, and Flores turned it into a layup at the other end.

"This was a great bounce-back win for us," said Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez, whose team lost to Penn on Monday. "I thought it was a gut-check win."

Or for Hofstra, a gut-wrenching loss.



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GRAPHIC: Photo by Vincent Fave Jr. - Manhattan's Dave Holmes gets the defensive treatment from Hofstra 's Kenny Adeleke (19 points, 13 rebounds).

LOAD-DATE: January 1, 2004


Griffs host MAAC's top dog
News Sports Reporter

When he was talking to a New York Post reporter last week, Manhattan College coach Bobby Gonzalez said that sleeping and eating are overrated during the season.

He was only half joking. Gonzalez's frenetic pace has helped make the Jaspers the class of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the talk of New York City basketball the last two years. But the 1986 Buffalo State graduate never had any luck in his college hometown until sweeping Niagara and Canisius here last season.

Gonzalez's team is back in town this week, once again looking to establish it's going to be the top dog in the MAAC race.

The Jaspers will be in the Koessler Center to meet Canisius tonight (7, Radio 710 AM). Then they play Niagara Friday night in the Gallagher Center for the first time since their 82-81 double-overtime win over the Purple Eagles in last year's MAAC Tournament in Trenton, N.J.

The Jaspers are 7-3 overall and 2-0 in the MAAC but Gonzalez is still trying to mesh his unit together to play with the same kind of dominance last year's team had. Manhattan went to the NCAA Tournament last year for the first time since 1995, losing to Syracuse in the first round.

"This team needs more time together, more games," Gonzalez, a master of speed speech, said Tuesday by phone from New York. "We're not where I want to be and where I think we're gonna be. You need to have your ducks in a row when you come to Buffalo to win one game. You have to have your act together. It was a great thing for our program to come up there and sweep last year. It certainly was a major accomplishment for our team."

Manhattan had lost 13 straight in Buffalo and Gonzalez was 0-7 here until it beat Niagara, 71-65, and wiped out a 13-point halftime deficit to tip Canisius, 75-72.

Senior guard Luis Flores, the returning MAAC player of the year and a Wooden Award nominee, leads the Jaspers in scoring at 21.5 points. He scored 35 last year at Canisius, including 26 in the second half. Senior forward David Holmes averages 13.5 points and 8.7 rebounds. Other than that, the offense has been thin as evidenced by a 40.4 shooting percentage and no one else averaging more than eight points.

Defense, however, has been a Manhattan forte. The Jaspers are holding foes to 60.4 points and 43.6 percent shooting.

"I like this team," Gonzalez said. "We've got great chemistry. Our offense has to improve because we've been really able to guard and defend. I like our toughness and the fact we have great will to win. We have the attributes our teams have had. What we're missing is a little bit of mature game experience and we're going to get that."

Gonzalez is 76-49 in five years at Manhattan and carries an ever-growing profile nationally. His name is already flying around the New York and national media as a possible replacement at St. John's for next season.

Gonzalez has been rumored for jobs in the past, with DePaul being the prime target two years ago and Pittsburgh last year. But the rumor mill has really been rolling since St. John's fired Mike Jarvis last month.

"I've never seen anything like this because I'm here in New York," he said. "We beat St. John's the last two years. We're 10-2 in my time in the (Madison Square) Garden and all that has added to what people write. It's been unbelieveable."

"I'm just trying to focus on my kids on this team. We're working on getting better and becoming a good Manhattan team."

Canisius (4-8, 0-2) has lost five straight and is coming off Saturday's 87-63 loss at St. Peter's. The Griffs allowed the Peacocks to shoot 80 percent from the field in the first half, equaling the best showing ever by a Canisius opponent, and the 63.6 percent for the game was the highest for a Griffs foe since Duke hit 69.5 percent in a 110-62 rout of Canisius in 1992.

Senior centers Yaku Moton-Spruill (back spasms) and Jon Ferris (foot inflammation) did not play in that game and Moton-Spruill isn't expected back until next week. Ferris may play tonight.

"It's a tough trip no matter what way we shake it out," Gonzalez said. "Canisius has lost five in a row but they're at home and they know a win over us can help turn things around, pump them up and put them right back in the mix."

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Wednesday, January 7, 2004
New MSU head football coach ranks as top sports story
By DON FOSTER/Starkville Daily News

It was a memorable year in sports for Starkville and Mississippi State University. The 2003 season was marked by a number of firsts.

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Sharon Fanning's MSU Lady Bulldogs, led by the all-SEC duo of LaToya Thomas and Tan White, surprised South Carolina in the SEC Tournament and made a bid to upset Tennessee, dropping a 76-75 nail-biter in the second round of the annual tourney. The Lady Bulldogs, with veterans Rebecca Kates, Jessica Carter, and Seneca Anderson and newcomers Doceide Warren, Blessing Chekwa, before being injured, and Mamie McKinney, still help form the nucleus of the 2003-04 MSU squad.

Mississippi State (24-8) defeated Manhattan College 73-47 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to New Mexico 73-61 at Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the second round.

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There were many additional noteworthy stories but this aggregation seemed most prevalent.

Editor's Note: Starkville Daily News staff writer Conswella Bennett contributed to this yearend sports story.






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Talking about sports 2003

There was a lot going on in the sports world over this past year and, regretfully, much of it was not very nice. Okay, so I cheated a little and watched ESPN's top 100. But, I've got a different viewpoint on what is newsworthy.

I certainly wouldn't have ranked the Lebron James signing as number two. I hate to agree with Dennis Rodman on anything but I think he was right when he said that James would not be another Michael Jordan.

For sure, there could have been another story more deserving of number one besides the Kobe Bryant sexual assault soap opera. Let justice be served and let's move on to real sports stuff. Might as well have had Lawrence Taylor's interview at the top. What a waste!

Much of the sports news in 2003 concerned coaches in the college ranks. Dumb, Larry Eustachy of Iowa State, partying with students. Goodbye millions! Dumber, Mike Price of Alabama, partying all night at a strip club. Goodbye more millions. Dumbest, the University of Georgia for hiring Jim Harrick as basketball coach when he already practically had a criminal record during his tenure at UCLA. Then they wonder how such a thing could happen.

There were also many good and pleasantly moving things in the sports arena over the past year including another Tour de France victory for Lance Armstrong. Heck, he'd already whipped cancer, so there should never have been a doubt. I watched a segment on ESPN about Tampa Bay receiver Joe Jurevicius and his wife and how they dealt with the death of their infant son and, to me, that's the real newsworthy stuff. Once again, you're stuck with my old mushy, sentimental opinion.

Another moment that I've watched over and over was when NBA coach Maurice Cheeks came to the aid of a young lady who was singing the national anthem at his game. She forgot the words and he put his arm around her and helped her through the moment. Shoot, I'm gonna get tears on my keyboard if I don't go to something else. You'd think a Vandy fan would be so hardened by the constant losing that the emotions would be absent.

Two golf events that I'm still up in arms about and may never get over. Thank goodness that Martha Burke and her ACLU friends were not able to change the rules at Augusta National. She claims that it's a southern thing. So be it!

Then there's Annika Sorenstam being allowed to play on the men's tour. The only way that I can go along with that is to just have one tour and open it up to everybody. Men have everything to lose and nothing to gain the way it was staged. They need to start calling me before they make these mistakes.

It looks like Peyton Manning and the Colts will get to face the Tennessee Titans again, if we can overcome the Baltimore/Ray Lewis jinx. I hate to say it but after Sunday's come-from-behind win over Houston I would have to vote for Manning for MVP. I do believe, though, that practically every other quarterback in the league would have been whistled for intentional grounding on that last drive. Not sour grapes, I'm just for Tennessee's team. There was one other suspicious moment during the Colt's march to the crown. Do you remember the Tampa Bay defender being penalized for "leaping" when he blocked a Colt field goal attempt? Hmmmm!

Wonder where the Bartman guy is that deflected the fly ball in the left-field bleachers? I hope he's safe.

I hope the Manhattan College girl has flunked out of school and had to join the U.S. Army. Remember, she's the one who turned her back on the flag.

My wish for the new year is that Lawrence Taylor not be allowed to multiply. We've got enough problems without that blood line continuing.



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Jim Butler writes "All In The Game" on Fridays.


From: John Reinke
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 11:51 PM
To: ''
Subject: Emailing: allinthegame010204.htm

May I suggest a fact checker? The girl referenced was from Manhattanville College, not Manhattan College. It seems kinda of petty to wish her ill will for expressing her God-given first amendment rights. We still have a republic here despite the politicians. If you wish her ill, then you must love the Democrats running for President. I would suggest that they would be a better target for the invective. At least they pretend to be educated; she's still learning.

John Reinke

PS: I know this because I run an ezine for Jasper (Manhattan College) alums and she's not one of ours. You have picked up someone else's mistake.

[JR: Not surprisingly, no response!  ]




From: Robert F. (1958)  Smalls
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 4:26 PM
Subject: New email address

Hi John,

Thank you so much for notifying me that my email address bounced.  You are on the ball, and obviously I was not.  My old email address was <privacy invoked> .  My current email address is <privacy invoked> .

I noticed that the on-line directory information on me does not have any information under the additional academic category.  If you are maintaining that, you might add an MA from Rider College in 1977.  Thanks a lot.

You are doing a fantastic job with Jasper Jottings.  It is the only thing I have to keep me connected to Manhattan.  Keep up the good work.

Robert Smalls '58 BS in Psychology

[JR: Believe me, if I was responsible for MCOLDB, I'd fire myself! You can (I think) update your own info. You can also send email to the alumni office for an update. This is just a hobby, remember. All I get from this is a little "education" about McDonalds in Paris or other French archers from time to time. ]




From: Jim (1970) Kilkenny
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 3:17 AM
Subject: Re:

Was George Coberg from Sacred Heart Parish in the Highbridge section of the Bronx?


From: John Reinke []
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 9:29 AM
To: Jim (1970) Kilkenny
Subject: RE:

I don't know but possible. The MCOLDB has the following:

George R. Coberg (1961)
1146 Ogden Ave.
Bronx, New York

Would that be it? How many GRCs could there be. The MCOLDB only has two Cobergs and the other is a girl. Allison K. Coberg (1995)

So perhaps, one of our readers can help?



From: Jim (1970) Kilkenny
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 10:27 AM
Subject: Re:
That's the George Coberg. He graduated from Sacred Heart in 1953


From: John Reinke
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 10:58 AM
To: Jim (1970) Kilkenny
Subject: RE:

Would you care to share your interest, recollection, or other facts about him? The jottings is only interesting because of this sharing of stuff. Please consider it. John'68


From: Jim (1970) Kilkenny
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 1:26 PM
Subject: Re:

I graduated from Sacred Heart in 1957 and remember that George was a great Track Star in Grade school. I really didn't know him personally but remember his feats at Macombs Dam Park. Perhaps other graduates would remember. There are many Manhattan College grads and Prep grads from Sacred Heart Highbridge

[JR: 1961 Coberg, George R. ]




From: John Galligan (1955)
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 4:45 PM
Subject: Re:

We, Manhattan '55, and CNR '55, are grateful for your most enthusiastic efforts. We are in the New England area  - April thru December, then north, very north, almost in Georgia, Florida until Holy Week, then back to New England. Is anything going on in the Savannnah or Jasksonville Fla areas while we are there??? Where are you, geographically?... 252nd& Bway, or in the provinces????

Audrey F Galligan, CNR 55, Fordham '58
John Galligan ( 1955)

[JR: Kendall Park, a suburb of NYC. There are Jaspers in both your spots. How about starting a snowbird chapter? ]




From: Ed (1994) Eaton
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 3:06 PM
Subject: RE: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 26 December 2003

Hi John,

Please keep me on the mailing list.



--- On Fri 12/26, John Reinke (1968) wrote:

From: John Reinke (1968) [mailto:]
To: Ed (1994) Eaton
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 15:33:46 -0500
Subject: Hello from a 1968 Jasper on 26 December 2003

26 Decemberr 2003

Dear fellow Jasper Ed Eaton (1994) at <privacy invoked>

Re: "Jasper Jottings"

In the past, you have signed off, or "bounced off" Jottings. This is just to check up on you.

Hope all's well. We'd love an update on what's new from your point of view. Feel free to catch up at:

If you want to rejoin, just ask and I'll put you back on the list. If not, do nothing and I'll ask you again next year.

Best wishes for your continued success,

John Reinke (1968 BEEE)




From: The Post (

Subject: Jobs advice,

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Date: 2004-01-07 03:00:58 PST

I am studying to become a computer/eletrical engineer. I was wondering if anyone has any advice for a college student.  Any tips like what companys are hiring and where to focus my studies.

    Also, should I try to minor in business. Should i go for my MBA. Any engineering help would be great!

    I am going to Manhattan college, is that a good engineering school?


Post a follow-up to this message

[JR: Sounds like good material for the "I are an nginer program"!  :-)   ]





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What Has Government Done to Our Families?

by Allan Carlson
[Posted January 6, 2004]

Allan Carlson, author of The Swedish Experiment in Family Politics and Family Questions: Reflections on the American Social Crisis, is president of the Howard Center in Rockford, Illinois. He wrote this paper for the Mises Institute's Williamsburg conference on "The Political Economy of Bureaucracy."

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But there is an alternative to the "Swedish solution." It's one that Dr. Hewlett declines to mention; and it's the one that the Myrdals dismissed as "beyond reasonable debate" sixty years ago. This option is called a "free society," where instead of completing the client/welfare state by extending bureaucratic tentacles completely around children, we instead dismantle what we already have done. The agenda here is simple, radical and pragmatically anti-bureaucratic:

* end state-mandated and state-controlled education, leaving the training and rearing of children up to their own parents or legal guardians;

* abolish child-labor laws, again reasoning that parents or guardians are the best judges of their children's interests and welfare, vastly better than any combination of state bureaucrats;

* and dismantle the Social Security system, leaving protection or security in old age to be provided, once again, by individuals and their families.

These acts would restore the economic benefits of children to parents, and so end the anti-child contradiction that lies at the center of the incomplete welfare state.

Most commentators would respond that these would be impossible, inconceivable actions in a modern, industrial society. Given the realities or complexities of the modern world, they would say chaos would be the sure result, if we engaged in such reactionary efforts.

My response would be to point to scattered groups in America which, through some amazing historical quirk or some political miracle, still inhabit one of our few remaining "zones of liberty" and which survive under such an "impossible" regime.

One unexpected but interesting example would be the Amish, who beat off government challenges to their special limited educational practices (namely, schooling only by Amish teachers and only through the eighth grade), who make heavy use of child labor, and who avoid Social Security (as well as government farm welfare) out of principle. Not only have the Amish managed to survive in an industrial, market milieu; they have thrived. Their families are three times the size of the American average. When facing fair competition, their farms turn profits in "good times and bad."

Their savings rate is extraordinarily high. Their farming practices, from any environmental standard, are exemplary, marked by a committed stewardship of the soil and avoidance of chemicals and artificial fertilizers. During a time when the number of American farmers has fallen sharply, Amish farm colonies have spread widely, from a base in southeastern Pennsylvania to Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

It is probably true that relatively few contemporary Americans would choose to live like the Amish, given a true freedom of choice. Then again, no one can be quite sure what America would look like, if citizens were actually freed from the bureaucratic rule over families that began to be imposed here, over one hundred years ago, starting with the rise of the mandated public school.

I have absolutely no doubt, though, that under a true regime of liberty, families would be stronger, children more plentiful, and men and women happier and more content. For me, that's enough.


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If you have time to read the whole article, you can see how we have allowed the state to destroy the family as a unit. Just as it has destroyed the Churches, civil society, education, and countless other voluntary institutions that were our strength. Anyone who doubts this merely needs to look at the history since the "New Deal". We have been disarmed literally, morally, and mentally. It's time to put the devil back in its Constitutional box. Anyone who doubts there is a difference between the D 's and the R's, merely need to look at Bush's spending.

And that’s the last word.