Sunday 08 February 2004

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 990 subscribers. I am still upset about he "" fiasco! The extra work has thrown my schedule off. It also has demotivated me since the indexes would be mostly question marks. I am trying to reorganize — my thinking, my methods, and my data. If this would have happened during the holidays or if I had known it was coming, then I could have been prepared. I am open to suggestions. “Sell” it all to a pay site like Classmates or AlumniNet. Go web only and just put certain stuff together. Who knows! I am very frustrated. Sorry but this week’s issue is as best it could be when time expired.


This issue is at:


Don't forget:

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

Fr Feb 27  Manhattan College Night at Bar Room NYC
. The entire bar will be reserved for Manhattan alumni and our friends. There will be some special guest bartenders that will make you feel like you are back on 242nd and Broadway. There is a $35 open bar special (including appetizers) from 6-9. Bar Room is located at 986 Second Avenue @ 52nd Street.

Th, May 6th Kevin O'Shea fundraiser

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.



Evidently, Manhattan College & the Alumni Organization has decided to “pull the plug” on their relationship with Harris Publishing. They’re the folks who produced the Green Book and had the On Line Data Base that you have seen me refer to.


The facility is down. Users are losing mail! Sorry for the bad advice.

The MCOLDB had the ability to mark contacts, which I was using in my job search. That information is gone. If it was used, it's gone.

Manhattan College & the Alumni Organization for once again for pulling the rug out from under us again! Anyone remember "PlanetAll".

My ability to look up Class Years for findings, news stories, and stuff is gone. I am afraid that over time the index will just become a series of ????.

Without MCOLDB, my prospecting activities are very limited. I can not find alums who get email for the first time or change and update that web site..

All in all it's a very bad time for this hobby. You can see the handwriting on the wall.

Upon reflection.

I am mad at myself for not copying the data and putting up my own site – FJR's Fellow Alums. (I had thought about it! But zero budget.)

Perhaps this is what the Manhattan College & its Alumni Organization wants?


Anonymous Sender Returns Long-Lost Wallet

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Feb 2, 10:53 AM (ET)

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A wallet lost in southern Sweden more than 40 years ago has been returned to its owner -- with her cash still in it.

Gulli Wihlborg was 18 when she dropped it while cycling in the town of Trelleborg in the summer of 1963.

The wallet contained 45.54 crowns -- a sum she said was half her monthly rent at the time -- receipts and photographs. Its equivalent in today's money is about 412 crowns ($56).

It arrived in the mail at her home of 25 years in the nearby city of Malmo with a handwritten note, saying:

"Dear Gulli, never give up hope. Here is the wallet you dropped on Ostersjogatan (a street) many years ago. Greetings from Trelleborg."

"I find it quite fantastic," she told regional newspaper Trelleborgs Allehanda.

The sender remained unknown. ($1-7.404 Swedish Crown)

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As you know I am a sucker for the "lost, found, and returned" genre. I am not sure that this fits, buts let's pretend for the purposes of inspiration that the finder sent it aback asap. Truly amazing that there are honest people out there. 

Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

"Collector-in-chief" John





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





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[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".]


Avitable, John (1979)

Dolan, Paul M. (1982)

Donnelly, Brian P. (1983)

Gotimer, Thomas M. (1977)

Murphy, Robert E.  1970

Noonan, Pete (1983)

Quirk, Dennis (BS '93)

Sbarra, Robert A. (1956)



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From: Jasper Recruiting []
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 4:02 PM
Subject: Reliable Electronics/ASAP Electronics

Reliable Electronics/ASAP Electronics

Has full-time positions available for students with a technical background, interested in Inside/Outside Sales. 

for more information about the company check out... or

Please submit your resume to:

Jay Friedman
519 S. Fifth Avenue
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
914-664-4928 Fax


Sales Application Engineer
Job # 81593D
Company: York International Corporation
Division: Engineered Systems 
Department: New York Sales
Location: Valhalla, NY
Percent of Travel:         Minimal
Hours: Full Time
No. Openings: 1
Req. No.: NESA02-10

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: This position is responsible for providing support for Sales Engineers through coordination of customer requests and factory support

Reviews and identifies potential jobs from bid lists

Copy job specifications and drawings and use this information to meet design specifications

Price projects prepare submittals and scope letters

Enters equipment orders and reviews order status identifying any critical delivery projects verifying delivery status

Follow through with the execution and project management of the equipment from order entry at the factory through delivery to the customer job site

Responsible for Yorkworks upgrades

Must be able to answer numerous basic technical questions from sales channels

Review and complete all pre bid documents and identify federally required AAP EEO OSHA and safety information making certain all required information is obtained and meets requirements to ensure York qualifies for contract award

Provide equipment selections and information for customers bid documents

Timely and accurate selection of products which will satisfy customer product demands and technical requirements

Request pricing from other vendors for packaging

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Should possess excellent planning, coordinating, and communications skills, have field support experience, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Previous sales marketing or engineering experience preferred. Must have excellent computer skills experience with communication software, AutoCAD, and Networks considered a plus. BS in Engineering or BSME required.

Andy Vezos
Senior Sales Engineer
York International Corporation
400 Columbus Avenue, Suite 5S
Valhalla, NY 10595
Tel 646-658-6704
Fax 914-742-9675
Cell 646-208-4477


Civil Engineer

1. This position requires a BSCE, 1-5 years engineering experience and an EIT.  The selected candidate must have a basic understanding of hydrologic/hydraulic procedures such as roadway drainage system design, hydrologic evaluation procedures (HEC-HMS, TR-55), stream modeling techniques (HEC-RAS), stormwater management best management practices.  Must be familiar with NJDOT procedures and NJDEP Stream Encroachment permit procedures.


2. An immediate opening for graduate Civil Engineer with 5 years minimum experience with site development and private sector clientele. Familiarity with land approval process, zoning issues and site feasibility for commercial related projects and land development.  EEO/AA

3. Candidate will possess 1 – 3 years experience in general civil engineering and the ability and willingness to take on a variety of challenges.  Work tasks will include all facets of design including preparation of environmental documents, preliminary design, detail design, cost estimating and specification preparation.  Projects range from city street reconstruction to major highway improvements, and may also include site design and communications (fiber optics and cell phone) design work.  EEO/AA

Electrical Engineer

1. Edwards and Kelcey is seeking Electrical Engineers with 3+ years of experience to work in our New York location.  This individual must have working knowledge of AutoCAD and be proficient in MicroStation.  A background in power distribution systems is a must.  This position will require site visits/surveys which can take place on the weekends and/or odd hours.  EEO/AA

2. Edwards and Kelcey is seeking an Electrical Engineer with at least 12 years of experience.  This qualified individual must have a background in power distribution systems.  A PE or EIT is a plus.  This position will require site visits/surveys which can take place on the weekends and/or odd hours. EEO/AA

Danielle McLeer
Human Resources Coordinator
Edwards and Kelcey
(973) 267-8830 ext. 1146




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Copyright 2004 Dolan Media Newswires 
The Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
February 3, 2004 Tuesday
HEADLINE: Giuliani to receive honorary degree from University of Oklahoma
BYLINE: Journal Record staff

Rudolph "Rudy" W. Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Oklahoma during an academic convocation at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.

Giuliani will speak at the convocation on "Leadership for our Times."

A President's Associates dinner featuring a dialogue between Giuliani and OU President David L. Boren is scheduled for that evening.

The author of the recently published book Leadership, Giuliani was elected as the 107th mayor of the City of New York in 1993. Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners in January 2002.

Giuliani was born in 1944 in Brooklyn to a working-class family and is the grandson of Italian immigrants. He earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College in 1961 and graduated from New York University Law School in Manhattan in 1965.

LOAD-DATE: February 3, 2004 


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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 2004 Times Publishing Company 
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
February 2, 2004 Monday 0 South Pinellas Edition

Madeira Beach

VOWINKEL, FRED J. "FRITZ," 88, of Madeira Beach, died Saturday (Jan. 31, 2004) at home. He was born in Pittsburgh and came here 27 years ago from Bound Brook, N.J. He was a teacher and a coach and then principle at Belvidere High School in New Jersey. In 1960 he became principle at Middlesex High School and worked for the Middlesex Board of Education for 17 years. He served on the New Jersey State High School Athletic Commission. He earned a bachelor of science degree at Manhattan College in New York City on a full football scholarship and a master's degree in Education from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. He was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Belvidere Ambulance Corp. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jane Hise Vowinkel; three daughters, Lauren Blackford and Linda Cuper, both of Seminole, and Roxanne Benetsky, Bethlehem, Pa.; a son, Eric, Metuchen, N.J.; a brother, Louis, St. Petersburg; and eight grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

LOAD-DATE: February 2, 2004 

[JR: Without MCOLDB who knows the class year. :-(  It takes the fun out of doing it. Maybe that’s what they want. Kill Jottings? So they can assume the function without controversy. Makes me sad to lose my hobby.]




Copyright 2004 Monterey County Herald
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Monterey County Herald
January 29, 2004 Thursday
HEADLINE: Artist's life paralleled city's; Carmel: John Cunningham remembered as teacher, creator

The loss of legendary Carmel artist and teacher John Cunningham, who died last week less than three months shy of his 100th birthday, marks the end of a colorful era and creative life that characterized the first century of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Cunningham was born April 5, 1904, into a New Jersey family of painters and poets. The year he was born, Cezanne painted "Mount Sainte-Victoire," Matisse returned to St. Tropez, a 23-year-old Picasso claimed Montmartre and moved into the Bateau-Lavoir, and Puccini premiered "Madama Butterfly" at La Scala in Milan. Carmel was as nascent as Cunningham.

He was raised in New York with the Metropolitan Museum of Art as his playground. Although he spent a semester at Manhattan College in New York, a moment at St. Mary's College in Moraga and a stretch at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco, finally commencing from the University of California at Berkeley, it was acting that brought him to Carmel at age 22.

The young artist was performing in intimate theater venues when he premiered in 1926 at the Kuster Golden Bough Theater as a cast member in Noel Coward's "The Young Idea." The show ended and the theater company departed, but Cunningham remained in Carmel.

That same year, on April 3, 1926, the local newspaper reported, "It is somewhat of a wonder that Carmel, known the world over as an art center, has no centrally situated, picturesquely located, open-at-all-times gallery."

On the afternoon of Aug. 8, 1927, 19 artists, including Cunningham, met at Gray Gables, the home of artists Josephine Culbertson and Ida Johnson, to establish the Carmel Art Association "for the advancement of art and for cooperation among artists."

Membership in the new association was made available to artists of "accepted standing" in the art community. Meetings were held weekly at Gray Gables until a suitable gallery could be established. Finally, for $40 per month, the association rented Bert Heron's Seven Arts Building at Lincoln Street and Ocean Avenue, a craftsman building with high gables and wooden beams considered perfect in appearance and location for high-quality art exhibits.

Meanwhile, in 1929, having earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from UC-Berkeley, Cunningham became an honorary traveling fellow of the university. He studied with Hans Hoffman in Munich, apprenticed with Andre L'Hote in Paris and traveled to Cagnes-Sur-Mer to work with Italian sculptor Beniamino Bufano.

Cunningham returned to the United States to become the artist-in-residence and chairman of the Fine & Industrial Arts Department at the renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. By 1935, he was directing the summer session for the School of Fine Arts at Mills College in Oakland.

Cunningham returned to California in 1939 to become staff artist on the Governor's Commission for the Golden Gate International Exhibition of Treasure Island.

Cunningham's work caught the attention of acclaimed painter Armin Hansen, who had established the Carmel Art Institute two years earlier. Now ill, Hansen invited him to assume instruction at the Institute for the summer session.

By summer's end, he became director of the institute, paid Hansen a reported $64 for furniture and equipment and continued to run the operation as a nonprofit corporation well into the 1980s.

Cunningham also established an institute abroad program on the Italian island of Capri, where he would become the artist in residence for months at a time, alternating with his first wife, Patricia, and local artist Gene Elmore.

"If it hadn't been for John," said Elmore, "I wouldn't be a painter. I was pre-med in college; I was going to be a psychologist. Two wars stopped that. I would have been in school till I was 90. I had two GI Bills, so I decided to move to California. I went to Carmel and couldn't find any work, so I took a walk on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, where I saw an ad for the Carmel Art Institute.

"I spent the next four years at the Institute with John and Pat. John was such a good teacher. For the first year, we did nothing but color exercises. After students got started in art, Pat would take over. She was a marvelous artist herself."

By 1961, Cunningham was divorced from Patricia and was teaching art in Carmel when a young woman, also named Patricia, stopped by the institute to inquire about art classes. Instead of learning to paint, she says, she fell in love with the painter, and the two were married in the fall of that year. They enjoyed 43 years of marriage before his death.

"John was known as a great teacher with many, many students, who turned out to be very successful," Patricia said. "He was a very kind, pleasant man, who had a unique way about him."

Carmel artist Sue Roberts was another student of Cunningham's during the 1960s who continues to acknowledge his influence in her work.

"John had such an incredible will and personality," Roberts said. "He was so important in the art community and quite a dramatic figure around town. I can tell you most of the artists on the Peninsula studied under him at one time. He would critique us, and he had such power. I can still hear his voice when I paint. I learned color from him. He... had a way of treating color and space in a way I'd never seen before or since -- except maybe from Cezanne."

LOAD-DATE: January 29, 2004 

[JR: Not sure if he is our’s?]




From: Pete Noonan '83
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: I'm having a really bad ...



Pete Noonan '83


Rockland Journal News

Saturday, January 31st, 2004 - MCCLOSKEY, RICHARD - Richard McCloskey, 68 years old, a 36 year resident of Blauvelt, New York, died at his home with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Monday, January 26. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty-four years and best friend, Mary (nee Logan), his grown children: Kenneth and wife, Larisa, Laura and husband, Robert, Andrew and wife, Cathie and James and his wife, Lisa. As well as his five loving grandchildren: Reed, Lance, Tyler, Hailey and Gage, the joys of his later life. He also leaves sisters-in-law: Susan and husband, John, Carolyn and husband, Jerry and Kathy, wife of predeceased brother-in-law, Robert. Richard was born July 20, 1935 as the only child to John and Dorothea (nee Garrabrants) McCloskey, Morris Heights, Bronx, New York. He later lived in Highbridge and graduated Cardinal Hayes High School. During the Korean War, he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fayetteville, NC. He was awarded a Bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1964 and built a successful career as an accountant, eventually serving as the Chief Financial Officer of several leading advertising firms on Madison Avenue. As a member of his favored Blauvelt Community, he was an active member in the St. Dominic's Council Knights of Columbus, Officer of the CYO basketball program at St. Catharine's Parish, coached Mighty Midgets Football and Blauvelt Little League. He was an avid golfer, and for several years performed with the St. Catharine's Players Troupe. He remained active in his later years, working tirelessly as an advocate for the development of an adult housing community in the Town of Orangetown. Viewing will be held at Moritz Funeral Home, Route 303, Tappan, NY on Sunday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be Monday, 10 am, at St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt, NY. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you remember the Blauvelt Free Library, 541 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY; United Hospice, 11 Stockum Lane, New City, NY; or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY.




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Copyright 2004 The Cincinnati Enquirer
All Rights Reserved 
The Cincinnati Enquirer
February 1, 2004 Sunday Final Edition
HEADLINE: Leaders find way to win
BYLINE: John Eckberg Janelle Gelfand, STAFF
Bengals' Lewis, Symphony's Jarvi show how to stimulate great performances
By John Eckberg and Janelle Gelfand
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Christine Schoonover, a Realtor at Huff Realty of Fort Mitchell, could have stuck with selling houses in eastern Cincinnati for years to come. Instead she chose to follow her vision of bringing housing to downtown Cincinnati. During the 1990s, Schoonover was successful, comfortable if not wealthy. But in 1998, she turned her back on the sure thing - selling houses in Montgomery, Indian Hill and other high-dollar eastside neighborhoods - to sell condominiums and other residential properties in what was then an improbable housing market: downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Through the socially and economically challenging times of the late 1990s and early years of the new century, she kept promoting the value of downtown. The secret to her discipline and her philosophy? "I work seven days a week, if that's what it takes to make the project a success - whatever project I'm working on," she says. "I have such a passion for changing downtown. I want to make a difference in our city. I believe downtown Cincinnati should be like New York, a hub and hive of activity." If vision is a key attribute of leadership, says Tim Voss, founder and president of Middle Earth Developers, an urban residential real estate and development company, then Schoonover ought to be giving seminars. "Christine has been the single most important reason for the development we've seen downtown. She is the No. 1 rainmaker." "I can't even sit and tell you how excited I am for a 100-unit condo project to come to the market," she says of Park Place at Lytle, a 1901-era office building that has been converted into condominium housing by Miller-Valentine Group. And as for risk, Schoonover sometimes wonders: what risk? She knew all along that the market was there, and when 20 condominium units sold in 60 days for the Lofts at Graydon Place, she knew as sure as the Ohio River flows that downtown housing had an inertia that would only grow in strength, volume and reach. Schoonover now has a new mission. She is looking for a few followers. She wants to woo experienced Realtors to Huff Realty, a firm she joined in December and that has opened a downtown office for central city real estate sales. She wants to see families living in those downtown condos. "In one of the buildings on Main Street, couples in three of the 18 units have children. I think that's just great," she said. "I just love this city and I have always believed it is critical that people live downtown." By John Eckberg;

The Schoonover file
Who: Christine Schoonover, senior sales vice president at Huff Realty
Native: Olympia, Wash.
Graduate: Master's degree in special education from Manhattan College.
Resident of Cincinnati since 1974
Most admired leadership style: Larry Beasley, city planner from Vancouver, B.C.
Self-described leadership style: Some people describe me as a company within a company. Persuasive, persistent and enthusiastic. Time on the job each day: 12 hours
Ultimate career goal: See the city come back to life with people and families living downtown and more schools to serve families who will live in the central city.
First job and what was learned about management and leadership: Worked at my grandfather's candy factory in Olympia: Stone's Candy Cane Factory. My grandfather always did it right the first time. I learned from him to demand excellence.

LOAD-DATE: February 2, 2004 





Copyright 2004 The Hartford Courant Company 
Hartford Courant (Connecticut)

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LITCHFIELD -- Former Ambassador John T. McCarthy will speak on "Islam: Opportunity and Challenge" on Feb. 11 at the luncheon meeting of the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County.

McCarthy will discuss Islam from his perspective of three decades of work at various American embassies and consulates abroad and at the Department of State.

The luncheon will begin at noon at the Connecticut Junior Republic's dining room on Route 63, about 2 1/2 miles north of the Litchfield Green.

McCarthy joined the Foreign Service in 1962. He served as deputy chief of mission at the embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, from 1985 to 1988, at the height of American involvement in the war in neighboring Afghanistan, and later served as ambassador to Lebanon from 1988 to 1990 toward the end of that country's civil war, the league reported.

From 1991 to 1994, McCarthy was American ambassador to Tunisia, carrying on an official dialogue with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

McCarthy also has been deputy assistant secretary of state for public affairs, director of the State Department's office of investment, and economic counselor at the U.S. mission to the European Union in Brussels.

In earlier assignments he lived in both Thailand and the Central African Republic. His final assignment before retiring in 1995 was as senior inspector in the office of inspector general. He continues to inspect embassies for the State Department, in South America, the Balkans and, most recently, in South Korea in 2003.

A Woodbury resident, he serves on the board of Save The Children USA and the World Art Affairs Council in Hartford. He is president of the Washington Art Association in Washington, Conn.

He has a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Manhattan College and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University.

Details about the League of Women Voters may be found at

The luncheon is open to the public, but tickets are $15 and must be reserved before Feb. 4 by calling 860-567-5146.

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January 29, 2004 Thursday
HEADLINE: FDA Making the Grade; Hit the books before hoops

Every morning after waking up at 6 and putting on their school uniforms - which consists of a dress shirt, slacks and tie - they have breakfast together at 7:25. Breakfast is followed by a rigorous school day that includes eight class periods, one lunch period, a tutorial period after classes, and a two-hour basketball practice - and that includes an academic meeting midway through the practice.

That is just one day in the life of a boys varsity basketball player from Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, a place where academics come first and everything else is a distant second. In today's world of ESPN, high-flying dunks, crossover dribbles and multimillion-dollar contracts, academics seem to have taken a back seat, even on the high school level.

"Only 3 percent of high school basketball players end up playing in college," FDA coach Patrick Mangan said. "The kids need their education."

For many high school coaches and educators, getting that message across to their student-athletes has been a thankless task, but not at FDA. There, on the boys team, the standards to succeed are greater than that of most public schools in the city. To stay eligible, each basketball player must maintain a scholastic average of 80 or higher. The policy, which was instituted by Mangan after basketball season last March, applies to each of the six report cards a player receives during the year. If a player fails to reach that mark, he must sit out the next four games. If a player fails to reach 80 on his June report card, he must sit out the first four games of the following season.

In addition to getting an 80 average, each player must have a parent and teacher read and sign a weekly progress report, to be submitted to Mangan every Friday. "Everyone thought I was crazy," Mangan said. "But the local four-year colleges have raised their standards. If you don't have at least an 80 average, they won't even talk to you. So I felt we had to raise our standards."

While the parents of the players embraced the policy, one school administrator was wondering if the school would even be able to field a team. "I thought it was dangerous," said FDA principal Gregory Hodge. "I didn't think we would even have a team. But you know what? It worked."

Mangan, who has been at the school for 10 years, initially set the bar at 85 last March, but scaled it back to 80 once the season started.

"[Mangan] makes you want to work harder," junior forward Steve McKoy said. "When you see a teacher taking the time to push you, it makes you want to succeed."

Most of the players said maintaining their high academic standards while trying to win on the court has been at times difficult, but they all said the rewards have been sweet. Last week, FDA (21-2, 16-0) clinched the Manhattan A-I division title for the fifth consecutive season. "It's not easy doing both," junior guard Ivan Rodriguez said. "But it feels good to be a winner on the court and in class."

And they aren't just run-of-the-mill classes. Some of the players are taking advanced placement courses. Damani Corbin, a junior, who is maintaining a 90 average, is taking advanced placement statistics. Xavier Del Rosario, also a junior, who leads the team with a 96 average, is taking advanced placement chemistry and calculus. By next year, every senior on the team will be taking at least one advanced placement course.

Del Rosario, who scored a 1280 on his October PSAT (the players take a twice-weekly mandatory SAT prep class) and is leaning toward attending Dartmouth, says there is a friendly competition among the players. "They're all trying to catch me, but it's all good. We help each other."

McKoy agreed. "We all hang out together, eat breakfast together and help each other out if we have problems."

Mangan said teaching kids how to manage their time and deal with life is also part of the school's mission. "Time management is always an issue," Mangan said. "By giving them a tough schedule, we are teaching them how to do the right thing with their time."

"There isn't much time for a social life," junior forward Corey Lyons said. "Between basketball and school, there isn't much else."

But in spite of the sacrifices each player has made, they all say it will help them down the road. "I'm only 5-3," said junior point guard Kevin Linares, who has his sights set on attending Manhattan College. "So books have to come first for me."

"A successful year for us is getting our seniors academic scholarships," added Mangan, who said five seniors from last season's team received either partial or full academic scholarships to college. "The key is convincing them they can do it. If they know they can do it, that's half the battle."

Youth Be Served

A look at FDA's season and its inexperienced squad:

Roster: Eight juniors, one sophomore, one freshman.

Record: 21-2, 16-0 Manhattan A-I.

Losses: St. Mary's (Long Island), 79-58; Red Hook (upstate), 60-59.

Average margin of victory in league games: 27 points.

Closest league win: 83-81 over Wadleigh.

Next game: PSAL Manhattan Borough championships, first round: Landmark at FDA, 6 p.m., tomorrow.

Last year's finish: Lost to Lincoln in PSAL A city quarterfinals.

Top scorer: Steve McKoy, 17.8 ppg (fifth in Manhattan A-I).

Top rebounder: McKoy, 11.2 rpg (fourth in Manhattan A-I).

Assists leader: Damani Corbin, 7.4 apg (first in Manhattan A-I).

Best free-throw shooter: Corbin, 83.9 percent (26-for-31, 1st in Manhattan A-I).

GRAPHIC: File Photos by Errol Anderson (above and left); File Photo by Richard Slattery (below) Clockwise from top -1) Steve McKoy is a force to be reckoned with as top scorer, rebounder for Frederick Douglass Academy. 2) Coach Patrick Mangan directs players on and off the court.3) Corey Lyons finds that "between basketball and school, there isn't much else."

LOAD-DATE: January 29, 2004 




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Asbury Park Press

January 26, 2004 Monday



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TERRANCE TODD, Fairfield: Todd (Neptune, 6-0, So.) scored a career-high 24 points, hitting 3 of 4 3-point attempts in the process, but the Stags came up short Wednesday to Manhattan College, 63-60.

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LOAD-DATE: January 30, 2004 





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The New York Post

January 28, 2004 Wednesday

SECTION: All Editions; Pg. 64

LENGTH: 315 words





Rice 74

Molloy 57

Even as a freshman, Russell Robinson stood out.

"We had a lot of seniors on the team that year and he didn't back down from anyone," said his former Rice teammate and current Manhattan College Jasper, Jason Wingate. "That was the part of his game that some other really good players don't have and why he's so good."

That's part of it. And the rest was on display yesterday, as Robinson put together one of the most impressive all-around games of the season, leading Rice to a 74-57 win over Molloy at the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx, despite the absence of forward Arturo Dubois.

"I knew we were missing Arturo, so I had a job to do," said Robinson, whose 36 points and six steals more than made up for Dubois, who is vacationing in Cancun with his family. "Coach didn't tell me anything about how to play, he just gave me a look."

Rice head coach Mo Hicks didn't say anything to the Kansas-bound Robinson directly, but he got his point across. When a Molloy assistant asked for the Raiders' starting lineup, Hicks responded: "Robinson, Robinson, Robinson, Robinson, Robinson."

Hicks made sure his star guard was nearby when he said it.

"He heard me," Hicks said, whose team improved to 16-2, 8-1 in the CHSAA, while Molloy fell to 12-7, 5-3. "He laughed."

Then he went out and played better than he has all season.

"This was definitely my best game," said Robinson, who knocked down 6 of 9 three-pointers. "I tried to get out to a quick start and then I just kept feeling good."

Robinson, who struggled throughout the early part of the season until a gas leak was found in his family's apartment earlier this month, continues to improve.

"My energy is still way up," Robinson said. "I have a lot more confidence now."

That's good news for Hicks, who wouldn't say whether he was upset that Dubois had temporarily left the team, saying it was "a family decision."

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Walsh seeks School Board District 4 seat

The seat is held by Herb Bailey, who has said he is not seeking re-election. In addition to Bart Walsh, Guy Barber and Ann Reuter also are seeking the seat.

By Colleen Wixon staff writer

January 31, 2004

VERO BEACH — A retired accountant and administrator has become the latest person to announce his bid for the School Board.

Bart Walsh, 70, recently filed paperwork for the District 4 seat. The seat is held by Herb Bailey, who has said he is not seeking re-election. Guy Barber and Ann Reuter also are seeking the seat.

The District 2 seat, now held by Steve Mohler, also is up for election this year. Mohler so far is the only candidate for the seat.

Board members have to reside in the district for which they are seeking election, but voters cast ballots in all races regardless of where they live. Board members earn $28,058 a year and are elected to four-year terms.

An active volunteer in three local elementary schools, Walsh said he tries to encourage his students to learn the importance of education.

"I really think I can make a difference (on the board). I'm in a fifth-grade class every day. I'm in that environment," he said.

The School Board is facing a lot of issues now, mainly dealing with construction, he said. In addition to the need for new schools, the district has to deal with the elimination of portables, he said.

"The timing of running for the board is now, I think. I can make a major contribution," Walsh said.

He said his financial background and knowledge of capital projects will be an asset to the board. Walsh retired in 1994 as chief administrator for the Office of the District Attorney in Westchester, N.Y. He previously was the director of college executive services for Westchester Community College in New York.

Walsh said the district should be an "A" school district, and needs to do a better job at getting senior citizens interested in the education system.

"Just because you don't have children in school doesn't mean the school system shouldn't be the best," he said.

Walsh has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. He moved to Vero Beach full time in 1999 and serves on the board of directors for Vista Gardens Condo Association.

Walsh has three grown children and four grandchildren. He credits his wife Loretta, who died in 1995, with encouraging him to get involved in education.


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

Date Day Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
2/8/04 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 
2/14/04 Saturday Track & Field   Armory Collegiate Invitational   Draddy/Armory   8:00 AM
2/14/04 Saturday W. Swimming   St. Joseph's   HOME   2:00 PM
2/15/04 Sunday M. Tennis   St. Bonaventure Tournament   St. Bonaventure, NY   TBA 
2/15/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Loyola (MD)*(DH)   HOME   1:00 PM
2/15/04 Sunday M. Basketball   Siena*(DH)   HOME   4:00 PM
2/17/04 Tuesday W. Basketball   St. Peter's*   HOME   7:00 PM
2/18/04 Wednesday M. Basketball   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   7:30 PM
2/19/04 Thursday W. Swimming   MAAC Championships   Baltimore, MD   TBA 
2/20/04 Friday W. Swimming   MAAC Championship   Baltimore, MD   TBA 
2/20/04 Friday Softball   Indiana@   Houston, TX   9:00 AM
2/20/04 Friday Softball   Florida@   Houston, TX   11:00 AM
2/20/04 Friday M. Tennis   Queens College   Flushing, NY   12:30 PM
2/20/04 Friday Track & Field   MAAC Championships   Draddy/Armory   1:00 PM
2/20/04 Friday W. Basketball   Siena*   Loudonville, NY   7:00 PM
2/21/04 Saturday M. Basketball   TBA&   TBA   TBA 
2/21/04 Saturday W. Swimming   MAAC Championship   Baltimore, MD   TBA 
2/21/04 Saturday Softball   Nebraska$   Houston, TX   9:00 AM
2/21/04 Saturday Softball   Centenary$   Houston, TX   1:00 PM
2/22/04 Sunday Crew   C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints, World Indoor Rowing Championships   Boston, MA   TBA 
2/22/04 Sunday Softball   Houston@   Houston, TX   1:00 PM
2/26/04 Thursday M. Basketball   Rider*!   Trenton, NJ   7:30 PM
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 
2/28/04 Saturday Track & Field   Jasper Last Chance   HOME   10:00 AM
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
2/29/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Rider*   Lawrenceville, NJ   2:00 PM
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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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)
February 3, 2004 Tuesday FINAL EDITION
HEADLINE: UWM gets marching orders;
Panthers to face Manhattan in Bracket Buster contest


UW-Milwaukee on Monday received its assignment for ESPN's Bracket Buster event on Feb. 21, and it is a difficult one.

The Panthers will play host to Manhattan College, which is 15-4 overall and 10-1 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The game, which tips off at 1 p.m. from the U.S. Cellular Arena, will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

"This is going to be very important game for us," UWM coach Bruce Pearl said. "Last year we lost to Southern Illinois in this event and I think that helped them (get an NCAA bid), that they had beaten us in the bracket buster game.

"It could do the same for us."

Pearl would prefer not to sweat it out on Selection Sunday and the Panthers are looking more and more to be the team to beat in the Horizon League. Their 81-70 victory over UW-Green Bay Saturday night in Milwaukee gave the Panthers (10-0 in the Horizon League) a two-game lead over Wright State and a three-game lead over the Phoenix, with six conference games to go.

Like UWM, the Jaspers also were an NCAA tournament participant last season, losing to eventual national champion Syracuse in the first round. Currently, the Jaspers are 59th in RPI and 73rd in the Sagarin Ratings. UWM is 57th in RPI and 46th, according to Sagarin.

Manhattan's four losses this year have been to Syracuse, Penn, Wichita State and Iona. UWM's five losses have been to teams with a combined record of 68-22, including Wisconsin, Southern Illinois and Air Force, all of which lead their respective conference races.

The Jaspers are coached by Bob Gonzalez and their top player is guard Luis Flores, who averages 22.5 points per game, tops in the MAAC. He was seventh in the nation in scoring last season with his 24.6 average and 11th in free-throw shooting at 90.2%.

"Bobby Gonzalez's name comes up every time there is a big opening for a job out east," Pearl said. "He's done a great job at Manhattan."

UWM also announced that its conference game at Butler, originally scheduled for Feb. 19, had been moved to Feb. 18 by mutual agreement.

Kadima honored: UWM point guard Kalombo Kadima has been named Horizon League player of the week for his performances in the Panthers' victories over Wright State and UW-Green Bay.

Kadima, a fifth-year senior from Milwaukee King, averaged 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game and shot 52.6% in the two contests. He scored a personal-best 22 points against Green Bay, bettering his previous high of 14 points.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY)
February 3, 2004 Tuesday
HEADLINE: BASKETBALL - Coach says be stingy, CV complies

Perhaps calling upon the powers of clairvoyance, Chenango Valley coach Bob Zanot delivered a message to his players in the moments before Friday night's basketball game against Oneonta.

"I told the kids before the game that we were going to have to hold them to less than 35 points," Zanot said, formulating that ambitious goal with the Yellowjackets' early-season 46-35 victory over CV in mind.

"They play good defense. So, if they're going to hold us to 35, then we're going to have to try even harder to (limit Oneonta's output).

"It's kind of bizarre, huh? I didn't believe we could really do it. ('Jackets senior Mike) Konstanty alone could get 33."

Lo and behold, the Warriors pulled off a 56-33 victory against an Oneonta squad that, through three quarters of play, had converted a mere nine of 45 field goal attempts and trailed by 20 points.

Konstanty, a stout 6-foot-4 player, entered the game with an 18.7-per-game scoring average that was second-best among the Southern Tier Athletic Conference's Metro, Central and East divisions. Against CV, he was 4-for-20 from the field, 0-for-2 from the free throw line and scored eight points.

Nick Deuel was joined by CV mates Brian Lowell, Jason Stenta and Max Bendert as those primarily assigned the mission of containing Konstanty.

"Every shot was contested," Zanot said of Konstanty's night. "When Nick was in, he had him, and we traded off other than that.

"(Konstanty) poses a problem. You can't put someone too small on him, you can't put someone too big on him. He's a big guy, a man out there compared to the rest. But he was tired in the fourth, really tired. It's hard when you know you're the guy, and we're sending in waves at him."

Friday night's outcome left the Warriors an East Division-leading 11-1 STAC record to Oneonta's 9-2. CV's next assignment is tonight -- weather permitting -- on the road against a surging Windsor squad. Oneonta is to host Whitney Point tonight.

"(Kevin) Ling does a great job getting them started on their defensive pressure, and the rest do a good job from there," Oneonta coach Jerry Mackey said of CV.

"We clawed our way back to be down seven at the half, I was real happy with that. If we come out and execute, get some good shots where we're supposed to get shots from, I like our chances in the second half.

"But it's a credit to CV they didn't let us get to those spots. We had a couple kids who maybe ran away from the ball a little bit who hadn't normally done that, either because of the pressure, because of the noise, whatever, and now everybody gets out of their rhythm.

"Now, Mike feels like he's got to score 20 points every time he catches it, and other guys are trying to get us some offense, and it didn't work. We don't have the kind of team, top-to-bottom talent and versatility, to do those types of things."


Rescheduling of the game pitting Binghamton against Maine-Endwell, which was to have been played last Wednesday but postponed because of inclement weather, may or may not be made up.

"Right now, it's up in the air," Patriots coach David Springer said, citing difficulty identifying a sensible date to accommodate each squad. "But I would say it doesn't look good right now."

However, a Patriots-Spartans matchup remains a distinct STAC playoff possibility.

The semifinal format calls for the top seed among the Metro/West grouping (presently Binghamton) to oppose the No. 2 seed in the Central/East grouping (presently Maine-Endwell).

Binghamton is scheduled to play three games this week-- tonight at Vestal, Friday at home against Ithaca and Saturday at Elmira Southside. A week from Thursday, the Pats travel to play a Newburgh squad ranked 14th among New York's Class AA teams in the New York State Sports Writers Association's most recent tabulation.


Sebastian Telfair, a University of Louisville-bound guard from Brooklyn Lincoln, made his way to the top of New York's all-time high school charts with a 49-point performance in the Railsplitters' 107-52 rout of Grand Street Campus on Friday.

Telfair's layup with 18 seconds remaining put him over the top, giving him 2,622 varsity points.

"I wanted to leave my name on top," Telfair told the New York Post. "I always knew he was the leading scorer and wanted to get it. I'm glad I did."

He was referring to Kenny Anderson, of Archbishop Molloy fame. ...

Rice High of Harlem, runner-up to Philadelphia's Simon Gratz in the 2003 STOP-DWI Holiday Classic, was beaten Friday by another '03 STOP-DWI Holiday Classic participant, Christ The King. Playing without Manhattan College-bound center Arturo Dubois -- who was vacationing with his family -- Rice fell to CTK, 73-61. ...

Nationally ranked Mount Vernon, a potential opponent of Section 4's Class AA champion in intersectional playoffs, dropped a 61-60 game Saturday to St. Raymond's of the Bronx. Mount Vernon was missing one of its top players, Pittsburgh-bound Keith Benjamin, who injured an ankle while warming up for the game.

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University Wire
January 30, 2004, Friday
HEADLINE: Columbia track prepares to host meet
BYLINE: By Anand Krishnamurthy, Columbia Daily Spectator
SOURCE: Columbia U.

Columbia University's indoor track team will attempt to build upon its early accomplishments at this weekend's inaugural Columbia Invitational. Held at the Armory on 168th Street, the Lions and co-hosts Princeton University will be joined by top non-conference foes, including Rutgers University, Navy and Manhattan College.

Columbia is coming off a disappointing last place finish in the Yale Invitational on Sunday. Both the men and the women finished in last place, well behind the host and Dartmouth.

Columbia's lack of success at Yale can partly be attributed to the transition between the cross country and winter track season. A number of distance runners, still recovering from a successful cross country campaign, were held out of the Yale Invitational as part of their preparation regiment.

"Our strengths are definitely the distance running and middle distance," head coach Willy Wood said. "About 90 percent of our participants are involved in those events. That's primarily been our focus."

At the Columbia Invitational, the men will look for stalwarts Patrick Horst, Bryce Smith and Vince Galgano to provide the bulk of the team's points. Horst, a junior, placed first in the triple jump at the Yale Invitational with a jump of 14.14 meters, only 0.82 meters behind the all-time Columbia record.

"He's a tremendous athlete," Wood said. "He was a great athlete in high school, which is why we recruited him. He's managed to stay injury-free. He gets the game, he understands the sport. He's a great technician. The outcomes now are what we expected of him all along."

Galgano, a two-time Ivy champion in the 800-meter run, and Smith, one of Columbia's top sprinters, are both expected to place at the top of their respective events.

However, Columbia will once again be without the services of Steve Sundell. Coming off All-American honors after placing 32nd in the NCAA Championships, Sundell will be one of the Ivy League's most formidable distance runners, particularly at the 3000- and 5000-meter events. This weekend, along with women's co-captain and All-American cross country runner Caitlin Hickin, Sundell will be representing the Lions at a meet in Boston, as he attempts to qualify for nationals.

Columbia's women will be led by junior Loretta Kilmer. Kilmer finished 20th in the nation at the spring NCAA Track and Field Championships in the 10,000 meters.

Junior high jumper Aoife Keane, who was one of two Columbia women to win her event at the Yale Invitational, will look to better her personal best of a 5' 7" jump. Keane, who is the defending Ivy Champion in the event, will be looking to continue her conference level dominance in order to make the transition to national success.

The women's team also takes on a new dimension this year, partly because of a talented recruiting class.

"For the women's team, historically, we have been very distance-oriented," Wood said. "For the first year ever, we have a good core of sprinters and jumpers who are capable of scoring. If the women's team is going to achieve something meaningful, we need the sprinters and jumpers to really step up significantly and have a big impact for us."

Freshman Kara Weaver, who placed third in both the long jump and the 200-meter at the Yale Invitational, will be counted on to aid the Lions in their traditional areas of weakness.

"I was satisfied with my performance," Weaver said. "This was my first meet and I was a little jittery. Talking to coach, I will be performing in more than one event in the future."

As the meet approaches, the athletes are clearly focused on bettering their performances.

"Everyone is looking to work off from their marks from the last meet and improve them," Weaver said. "We've been training pretty hard last week. Everyone will be looking to have a good meet next."

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The Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
January 29, 2004 Thursday
BYLINE: Paul Suwan, Staff

Johnson, Terzian rewarded for perseverance

Paul Suwan

The Journal News

The Manhattanville basketball careers of Farid Johnson and Nicole Terzian have been defined by perseverance.

Johnson, a Yonkers native and Hastings graduate, works about 30 hours per week to help pay for school. Over the course of his career, he has also dealt with a career-threatening injury, academic difficulties, and coaching changes.

Terzian, meanwhile, stepped into the point-guard role at the start of her career and has learned on the fly.

All of seniors' hard work paid off when each scored their 1,000th career point last month on the same day no less - Dec. 13 in games against Mount St. Mary.

"It was weird how it worked out," Terzian said. "We always joke about it."

Since that momentous day, Johnson and Terzian have taken the lead as their teams push toward the Skyline Conference tournaments and possible berths in the NCAA Division III tournaments.

Johnson, a 6-foot-5 forward, recently put together a string of four straight double-doubles. He is leading Manhattanville in scoring and rebounding, averaging 20.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

Under first-year coach Dean Meminger, the Valiants have won eight straight and are 13-4 overall. The team hasn't lost to a Division III opponent since late November, its only loss since then coming against Division I Quinnipiac on Jan. 5.

As for the Manhattanville women, who are 7-9, Terzian said the team is finally starting to come together.

That's due in no small part to the 5-6 Terzian, who struggled at the beginning of the season but has come on to lead the team with 14.4 points and 3.6 assists per contest.

With a number of new players, it has, understandably, taken some time to learn how to play as a unit.

"It's been more of the team just coming together," Terzian said of the recent success. "We have a lot of new people, so it took a little while for everyone to be on the same page."

McNamara to coach MSV baseball: In October, Mount St. Vincent announced that it would be introducing a varsity baseball program in the spring of 2005. Now the school has found the man who will build the program.

Western Connecticut State assistant coach Andrew McNamara has accepted the challenge of building the program, which will immediately begin play on the varsity level instead of playing one season as a club sport as had been initially planned.

A New Fairfield, Conn., native, McNamara was the assistant coach at Western Connecticut State from 1999-2001 as well as in 2003. He previously coached at Wabash (Ind.) College.

Henry honored: In other news at Mount Saint Vincent, senior center Alethea Henry recently received Skyline Conference and Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week accolades.

Henry, a former Skyline and HVWAC rookie and player of the year, returned to the Dolphins this season after being sidelined for nearly two years with a knee injury. The Brooklyn native scored her 1,000th career point last week and is averaging 15.7 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.

Keeping up with...: Manhattan senior Michanne Campbell of Mount Vernon won the women's 400 meters at Saturday's West Point Invitational, clocking 59.21 seconds. It was the second victory in as many weekends for Campbell, who also won the triple jump at the Manhattan College Invitational on Jan. 17. ... Two Westchester natives, juniors Ann Marie Faia of Yonkers and Allie Sullivan of Crompond, helped the Oneonta State women's basketball team remain undefeated in State University of New York Athletic Conference action. Faia, a Maria Regina graduate, scored a game-high 18 points, including four free throws in the final minute, to help seal a 61-51 triumph over Geneseo on Friday. Sullivan, who attended Panas, added 17 points, nine rebounds and two steals. ... Thornwood native, Rye Country Day graduate and Babson sophomore Craig Weiner received Eastern College Athletic Conference East goalie of the week accolades after leading his team to the championship at the Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh. Weiner stopped 64 of 66 shots he faced over two games (.970 save percentage) and earned the tournament's most valuable player award.

Reach Paul Suwan at or 914-696-8503.

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Posted: January 30, 2004

Athletics: Verizon Millrose Games Shot Put Competition Returns To Madison Square Garden In 2004 For First Time In 15 Years

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2004 -- After a 15-year absence, the Men's Shot Put will return to the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden for the 97th annual Verizon Millrose Games on Friday, Feb. 6. Since 1990, the Millrose Games shot put competition has been held at Manhattan College.

This year's field consists of 2000 Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson, America's newest 70-footer, Christian Cantwell, the New York Athletic Club's Reese Hoffa, and 68'10" putter Jamie Beyer. Since 2000, Nelson has added the 2001 World Championships indoor/outdoor silver medals and a 2003 World Championships silver medal to his collection. Cantwell, a six-time All-American at Missouri, beat the world's best last summer in winning the 2003 IAAF Grand Prix Final. Hoffa is the 2003 Pan American Games Champion and record holder. Iowa State grad Beyer has added almost 7-feet to his personal best since 2000. In order, they have personal bests of 73' 10 1/4", 70' 11 1/4", 68' 8 3/4", and 68' 10 3/4".

"These four athletes rank among the top ten shot putters in the world, so we thought it was the right time to bring track & field's most explosive event back to the Garden," says meet organizer Skip Stolley. "It's going to be an exciting competition that will showcase some of our best prospects for Olympic medals next summer in Athens."

Held annually since 1908, the Verizon Millrose Games is the nation's longest running invitational track meet, the Garden's longest running sporting event, and a highlight of USA Track & Field's annual "Golden Spike Tour".

This year's Verizon Millrose Games will also feature several new events, including the first-ever "Fastest Kid in New York City" dashes for 8 and 9 year olds, Public School Athletic League "Mayor's Cup" relays, and special invitational college relays. Other innovations include ramped-up in-arena music and entertainment. In addition, fans will be closer than ever to the stars as, for the first time, athletes will be taking their victory laps on the second- and third-floor concourses within the arena.

The Verizon Millrose Games features men's and women's sprints, hurdles, middle-distance races, the pole vault, high jump, and men's shot put. The meet's most celebrated event-the Wanamaker Mile-is named for meet founder Rodman Wanamaker who gave the first trophy for the once popular 1 * mile race in 1916. In 1926, the event became the "Wanamaker Mile" and the signature event of the Verizon Millrose Games.

Recent Verizon Millrose Games participants include 2000 Olympic gold medalists Maurice Greene, Jon Drummond, Nick Hysong, Stacy Dragila, and Chandra Sturrup. Other notable athletes who have participated in past Millrose Games include Jesse Owens, Mary Decker-Slaney, Renaldo Nehemiah, Carl Lewis, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The Garden faithful have witnessed 87 world indoor records, 117 Millrose winners who have been Olympic Champions, and 89 sub-4 minute miles.

The event website is at:


Rob Lee: La Salle's Baron is on-target all around

01:00 AM EST on Tuesday, February 3, 2004

When your dad coaches college basketball for a living, chances are you are going to pick up the rock at one point in your life.

Hendricken senior Jim Baron , whose dad Jim is head coach of the University of Rhode Island men's basketball team, had a basketball in his arms before he even knew how to walk. Now, they younger Baron is frustrating defenses everywhere he goes. On Friday, he led the Hawks, 7-1 and in first place in Division I-AA, to a convincing 78-59 win over defending state champion Mount Pleasant (4-2), by scoring 37 points, 27 of them in the second half. The Kilties used three defenders against Baron, but his shots kept falling. He hit seven 3-pointers and showcased the perfect shooting form he developed through years of practice. And as good as he is, Baron (21 ppg) continues to work extremely hard to get better. Every day, Baron arrives early to practice to shoot 400 jump shots before the rest of his teammates show up. After practice, he stays inside the gym when everyone else is gone to shoot 400 more jumpers. "He is the first one to get to practice and he is the last one to leave," Hendricken coach Jamal Gomes Baron is a scoring machine for Hendricken, but Gomes said that his points aren't even his biggest asset to the team.

"The biggest thing he brings to this team is leadership," Gomes said. "He has really stepped it up as one of our seniors and our only captain. He is a leader. He leads us in practice and in games. His biggest attribute is his overall leadership and every team needs that."

Baron is good enough to play college ball right now, but he is leaning toward going to a prep school in the fall. He hasn't decided which one yet, but he said that Worcester Academy is at the top of his list. Baron also said that he isn't thinking that far ahead just yet. His major focus is on the Hawks' next game.

"Our goals are obviously to make it to the state championship but also to just get better every single day," Baron said.

Townies getting together While Hendricken continues to roll through I-AA, East Providence got off to a 2-4 start. The Townies are better than their record indicates.

East Providence suffered several early-season losses to Division I-AA's big guns, Hendricken (7-1), Mount Pleasant (4-2) and Hope (5-1) without several football players on its roster. Those players are back now and they are just now starting to mesh as single cohesive unit.

EP coach Kevin Monagle says his squad will perform much better during the second half of the season. "We are not going to go out and out-talent anyone. I think our job is to realize we have to outwork, outsmart and outheart people and then we are in games," Monagle said. Senior guard Steve Mega (5-foot-11) are the heart and soul of the Townies, Monagle said. Junior center Matt Phillips (6-foot) is very physical underneath the basket, and senior forward Sean Arlan (6-foot) is a proven scorer. Arlan scored 23 points in the Townies' last outing, a heartbreaking 68-60 loss to Central last Tuesday, and David Caroulo scored 12 for the Townies.

Xavier racking them up Continuing to make his case as the best player in the Interscholastic League, St. Raphael guard Jeff Xavier torched La Salle for 43 points in Sunday's 79-75 loss to the Rams. Xavier will suit up for Manhattan College in the fall.







From: Michael F. McEneney
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 11:59 PM
Subject: News

Dear John,

                  In the January 23rd, 2004 New York Law Journal, there is an excellent  book review by Otto G. Obermaier, Esq. '57.  The book is "Rumpole and the Primrose Path", by John Mortimer. This is the 13th review of Rumpole episodes (both in book and TV venues), by Mr. Obermaier since 1984.  In this review he laments the fact, that in this Country fewer and fewer case are being tried (most are settled before trial),  and thus the need for Lawyers with skills (and stories) like Rumpole is diminishing .


                                           Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA




From: John Reinke (1968)
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 9:08 PM
To: Dennis J. (1973) Chin
Subject: "" address are broken.

31 Jan 04

Dear fellow Jasper Chin,

The "" address are broken. Can I use this address for your subscription. Detail will be in Sunday's issue at:

Please advise if you want the Jottings here or somewhere else.

John Reinke


From: Dennis J Chin
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 12:48 AM
Subject: "" address are broken.

Hi John, it is no problem using the Cornell address. Do you know why the "" is not working anymore?

I hope I hear from you soon and thanks for your courtesy email. I appreciate it very much.



From: john.reinke
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 2:21 AM
To: 'Dennis J Chin'
Subject: RE: "" address are broken.

Dennis: Thanks. Long story. See Sunday's issue. Gotta run. Trying to move the issue. Behind schedule because of this screw up. Thanks again. John




From: Anthony Badalamenti
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 10:06 PM
Subject: Re:

Hi John,

Sorry to hear that subscription is down.

I think the Jottings would be more widely read (and sought after) if they began with opening bullets of major items, rather than a fixed format. Speaking for myself, I have to scroll down and search for what is interesting and I would appreciate some opening headlines with some jump switches to make scrolling easier.

I hope things pick up.

Tony Badalamenti '64




From: Rob Kuhn (1973)
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: "" address are broken.

John ...

This address is OK for me. I think this is the one that Manhattan had linked to, anyway. I agree with you that it will be interesting to see how (well or badly) they handle managing the alumni web site themselves. I wonder if these events are connected?


Rob Kuhn




From: joezag
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 7:53 AM
Subject: Re:

Hi John,

Thanks for sending the message from Geza.

Joe Z


From: John Reinke
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 4:05 PM
Subject: RE:


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

Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 2:27 PM

Hi John, Please give Joe Zagursky  (EE'60) my E-mail address. I would like to get in touch with him

Geza Bottlik ME '60




From: Orgon, Edward A.
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 8:35 AM
Subject: RE:


Could you either provide me Bob Kawamoto's email, or ask him to contact me via email.  Want to provide him info on Arnold Air reunions coming up (which of course we'll let you know about when we have details).

[JR: BCCed]




From: ddStebbins
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 1:36 PM
Subject: Potpourri

Dear  Jasper John,

Sorry about confusing you and the Curmudgeon - I thought you were one and the same.

[JR: I am more handsome.]

You object to my tagline   " restore democracy now" because you maintain that we are a republic and not a democracy.  I will not argue about that- calling us a republic is fine with me-it is technically a more accurate description,  and direct democracy as practiced in the California recall election makes me shudder.   But I use democracy to mean government of, by,  and for the people, in the words of the great Republican Abraham Lincoln.  By restoring democracy,  I mean reversing the Bush/Cheney led march  toward tyranny  and empire .  This movement has resulted  in a stolen election, substantial reductions in first amendment freedoms, an intimidated mainstream press,  flouting of the Freedom of Information Act,  an unconstitutional assertion of power  to launch "preemptive"  wars, etc. ,  a list too long to enter here.

 Benjamin  Franklin said the constitutional convention had given us "a republic, if you can keep it."

 We are now being tested to see if we can keep it.

As far as life in antebellum  America being a paradise if you leave out slavery,   I will only say that a few facts make that assertion  seem fanciful.  In 1850 life expectancy at birth for men was 38 years for white men and 40 years for white women - for nonwhites considerably lower.  Women of course had virtually no property rights and could not vote in any elections.  Alcoholism was rampant as was the consumption of  "elixers"  easing the pain of everyday life.

There were no pensions of any kind, so if  one were lucky enough to live to old age, dependency on relatives or friends was common.  The standard of living is immeasurably higher  for middle class Americans now than it was  in  1850.

I should add that Bush/Cheney policies may change things in such a way that the 1850's look pretty good- so if they  are reelected I may have to reconsider my position.

Sincerely yours,
Donald M. Stebbins
BS 1961

[JR: Do I detect a Libertarian in the making? Sounds like we are beginning to make inroads. See while you look at life span, (I think you need to compare it to other countries.), that is a “technical problem”. They were free and on the path to improvement. Now we have the improvements, but we are less and less free. Economically, we have created a new “slave class” by discouraging the “minorities” – not by race but by economic class – with government handouts and the young women and mothers, who work to pay the taxes.]




From: <Name lost>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 3:54 PM
Subject: Arrgh Another Victim of Disconnection


Just discovered the lack of permanency of permanent email.  Luckily I did a google search on JJ and found the website.  Read the whole story via your last JJ online.

Please update my email to this destination.





From: John Reinke
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 6:05 PM
To: joe Dillon
Cc: Walter F. Matystik
Subject: RE:

Joe: I have "no dog in this fight". Clearly, they are telling a different story. The "solution" on the alumni web site has some fatal flaws, that's why I wanted my email address off of it. Being from business and on the CGC, my concern is cost-effective service that makes long-term sense. These topics have not been discussed at the CGC, since the PlanetAll fiasco. Perhaps, it will be addressed at the CGC in March. As always, I will keep our community informed. John

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

From: Joe Dillon
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 4:28 PM
Subject: RE:

John-the agreement which Manhattan College had with Harris Publishing for its Alumni Connections On-Line Community was terminated by Harris effective Jan 2,2004. Since being notified ,we have been negotiating with two other 3rd party sources to continue this service. We have also been evaluating the option of bringing this service in-house,an option we now consider to be our best option especially considering our experience with Harris. We are also in communication with Harris to have them send the names of alumni who subscribed to their email forwarding service. Harris has not provided these names yet. We are now beginning the plans to bring the on-line directory, including the email forwarding service, in-house and should have announcements to alumni shortly.




From: Michael Lawson
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 4:57 PM
Subject: RE:

Hey John,

Any chance you have contact info for Rich Cote(1990) who is over in Afghanistan? He was my RA in 89\90 and would love to get in contact with him.

Mike Lawson (93)


From: Cote, Richard
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 1:03 PM
Subject: RE:


Got your email from John. Great to here from you hope all is well. I am actually in Iraq now I moved here in November (sorry John I forgot to update you). I work for the 10th Special Forces Group here and am getting ready to rotate back to the States in about a month. I live in Saugerties, NY with my wife Lisa of 8 years and as you can tell I am still in the army 21 years now.

What’s up with you tell me all.

I have fond memories of Manhattan, and being an RA, and those great metal clashing head banging times.

Rich Cote

[JR: Great to hear from you. Keep your head down and get home safe.]




From: Federico, Edward
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 1:26 PM

Hello John,

Its great to hear from a fellow Jasper.

Was wondering if you could post this party in your jasper newsletter?

February 27th will be Manhattan College Night at Bar Room NYC. The entire bar will be reserved for Manhattan alumni and our friends. There will be some special guest bartenders that will make you feel like you are back on 242nd and Broadway.

There is a $35 open bar special (including appetizers) from 6-9.

Bar Room is located at 986 Second Avenue @ 52nd Street.





From: jack goll
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 5:37 PM
Subject: Re:

This is amazing........

The obit for John Peter Grady mentioned that he worked as a volunteer with Rev Ivan Illich in Puerto Rico. In the late 1950's Father Ivan taught me Latin when I was an altar boy in Astoria NY

Jack Goll 1968





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"Dominate. Intimidate. Control."

The sorry record of the Transportation Security Administration

James Bovard

=== <begin quote> ===

There is no series of tricks or reforms that will guarantee safe air travel. But a first step toward better security is to recognize the facades the feds have created. The TSA should no longer be permitted to burden travelers or taxpayers. The armies of federal agents occupying American airports should be disbanded. In the meantime, airports and airlines must not be shielded from liability if their negligence results in carnage. The specter of devastating liability lawsuits could produce more innovations and sounder security policies than the incentives produced by Washington political circuses.

=== <end quote> ===

The best security is certainly not "government security".

And that’s the last word.