Sunday 07 March 2004
The jasper jottings email list has (628 who take mail directly + 463 who are like AOL + 6 slim – 2 duplicates set up for the receiver's convenience equals taa! Daa!) 1,095 subscribers.
This issue is at: http://ferdinand_reinke.tripod.com/jasperjottings20040307.htm
Don't miss in this issue:
Amid the starter's gun firing and the Special Olympians sprinting and the huggers at the finish line hugging and Carl Lewis, Maria Shriver and Mayor Dinkins greeting, a chatty, mildly retarded athlete approached Manhattan College director of athletics Bob Byrnes, told him he was a Jaspers basketball fan and asked if he could be Byrnes' guest at a game.
Mike says: "The article from the Times Union on Ronnie Weintraub is great!"
Sa Apr 3 '04 Manhattan College Gulf Coast Alumni Club
luncheon Sarasota, Fl.
rsvp Neil O'Leary '60 941 358 7720
Th, May 6th Kevin O'Shea fundraiser
Sa Jun 12 '04 National Alumni Council meeting
please contact Peter Sweeney ’64 (973) 353-7610
Please submit your events to firstname.lastname@example.org
My list of Jaspers who are in harms way:
- - Cote, Richard A. (1990)
- - Feldman, Aaron (1997)
- - Esposito, Steven G. (1981)
- - Menchise, Louis (1987)
- - Mortillo, Steven F., son of Mortillo, Steve (1980)
… … my thoughts are with you and all that I don't know about.
I believe that Manhattan College and / or the Alumni Organization has decided to “pull the plug” on their relationship with Harris Publishing. This belief is disputed by the Alumni Organization. Harris is the firm who produced the Green Book and had the On Line Data Base that you have seen me refer to.
The email@example.com facility is down. Users are losing mail! Sorry for the bad advice.
The MCOLDB had the ability to mark contacts, if you used it, sorry it’s gone.
Anyone, who remembers "PlanetAll", can say it has happened again with Harris.
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 ????. So, you’re help in “filling in the blanks” is appreciated.
Without MCOLDB, my prospecting activities are very limited. I can not find alums who get email for the first time, or who 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.
Update: Apparently, firstname.lastname@alum is working. You may want to try it. If you are working, I suggest you quickly log on to the site and "seize" control of "your" redirector / mailbox. By sending the user name and password in the clear in the same email over the net, any ne'er-do-well has all that they need to assume part of your identity. A word to the wise! I have not heard anything about the Data Lookup function of Harris' MCOLDB. I feel Jottings is the poorer for that loss.
Alumni and Friends of Manhattan College, located in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, are all welcome here. The group has no official connection with the College. The group is operated by John Reinke at the direction of a steering committee whose membership varies.
Manhattan College Preparatory High School Alumni (from any year)
Hey, this week I found this as my lead item
Big barker gets cheers at Westminster
Superstitions and lucky charms
NEW YORK (AP) --His barks bouncing all around the arena, Josh looked eager to get going. And with a lick of a fan's face and guided by his lucky leash, the big, black Newfoundland bounded back onto the green carpet at Madison Square Garden.
Moments later, handler Michelle Ostermiller was kissing his slobbering muzzle, the crowd was cheering and it was official: an early win Monday at Westminster, then a victory at night marked him as a favorite at America's most prestigious dog show.
"People are drawn to him because he's a real dog," co-owner Peggy Helming said. "He's got a heart as big as he is."
Josh clearly was the most popular last year after he turned around to watch himself on the video board. He sounded his presence this time, and even judge Ruth Zimmerman laughed. In Westminster parlance, he's "very vocal" -- show people frown on saying dogs bark a lot, fearing it makes them appear unruly.
At 155 pounds, the 4-year-old Josh weighs a lot more than Ostermiller. She kept telling him, "slow, slow" when he romped around the ring and, no surprise, she emerged with his black hair all over her ice blue suit.
"He's just letting you know he's there," Ostermiller said.
What a joyous story. The zest of the animal. Surely, we can see “human qualities” that we would love to have. “Letting people know we’re there”, Vocal, watch ourselves on the tv screen. And, yet how many people go through life without the bounce, burdened by fear, hamstrung by self-doubt. Surely, our time at MC has given us, if only for a moment, that zip. I resolve to recapture some of those Josh-like qualities and use them every day. Hopefully we all can.
Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.
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[PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS]
Weiden, Mathias H.
Weiden, Mathias Matt
O'Leary, Cornelius J.
Celeste, Salvatore L.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Mar 1, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL) , a leading provider of innovative software solutions for operations and systems integration to many of the largest communications companies in the U.S., today announced additions to the senior management team and board of directors.
Thad Dupper, 47, joined Evolving Systems' leadership team as vice president of sales and business development on February 23, 2004. Dupper has more than 23 years of experience in the telecommunications technology industry and has a track record of delivering innovative solutions to leading telecommunications companies. At Evolving Systems he will have responsibility for leading all aspects of sales and business development.
Dupper began his career as a systems engineer at Amdahl Corporation, selling in the telco sector. He later became a key contributor in establishing the data warehousing industry as an early member of the NCR/Teradata management team, eventually serving as vice president of Teradata with responsibility for all data warehousing solutions for the communication industry. Dupper's later assignments included positions as senior vice president of Dun & Bradstreet and vice president, international sales and business development of Terabeam, where he helped pioneer the use of free space optics with telecommunications carriers around the world. Most recently he was vice president of sales and marketing for Expand Beyond, a wireless software company. Dupper earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College in New York.
"We are excited to have someone of Thad's caliber join Evolving Systems' team and expect the experience he brings will help us in accelerating our growth," said Stephen Gartside, CEO. "Having worked with Thad in the past, I have great confidence in his abilities."
"I am delighted to be joining Evolving Systems at a time when carriers are transitioning to a wide array of value-added services, and I look forward to working with the talented team of people who have built the Company into a proven industry innovator and leader," Dupper said.
Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL) provides innovative software solutions for operations and systems integration to many of the largest communications companies in the U.S. The Company provides local number portability solutions and offers software products that enable carriers to comply with the FCC's number conservation mandates intended to extend the life of the North American Numbering Plan. The Company's ServiceXpress(TM) methodology and offering is used to accelerate development and integration efforts. Evolving Systems' unique competence as an integration and solutions provider for both operations support systems (OSS) and network solutions positions the Company to accelerate the automation and availability of tomorrow's services for today's tier one carriers and application service providers. For additional information visit www.evolving.com .
Investor Relations, Jay Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer High Public Relations, Inc., +1-303-393-7044, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Evolving Systems, Inc.; or Public Relations, Johanna Erickson of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, +1-303-634-2609, email@example.com, for Evolving Systems, Inc.
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Trading Markets (subscription) - Los Angeles,CA,United States ... company's convertible/equity trading. Haggerty received his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College. From 1965 to 1969 ... http://www.tradingmarkets.com/index.cfm/12181999-3075/?psrc=lefttraders
From 1990 to 1997, Kevin Haggerty served as Senior Vice President for Equity Trading at Fidelity Capital Markets, Boston, a division of Fidelity Investments. He was responsible for all U.S. institutional and broker/dealer equity trading. He was also responsible for Option, Agency over-the-counter and all of the various exchanges' floor operations and execution, including the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), American Stock Exchange, Pacific Stock Exchange, and Boston Stock Exchange.
While at Fidelity Capital Markets, Haggerty was involved in many different aspects of the securities industry, including technology developments. He also served as a member of the managing director's committee of the CBOE; as a member of the NYSE Stock Allocation Committee; as a member of the board of governors of the Chicago Stock Exchange; as a member of U.T.A.C., the NYSE upstairs trading advisory committee; as a member of the S.I.A. Committee to advise the Securities and Exchange Commission on various aspects of the securities industry; and as a member of N.O.I.P., the National Organization of Investment Professionals.
From 1981 to 1990, he served as a general partner at Walsh Greenwood in charge of convertible/equity trading. He was responsible for the sales and marketing of the "SHARK" system, the first personal computer-based equity/option trading system.
Haggerty received his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College. From 1965 to 1969 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a decorated Marine Corps Infantry Officer for his service in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive in 1968.
CHAPEL HILL -- Mathias Herman Weiden of Chapel Hill, NC, died Saturday at home. He was born in Neweiden, NY on Nov. 3, 1923. Mathias graduated from Manhattan College in chemistry and from Cornell University with a PhD in entomology. He was an avid gardener who worked as a research scientist in insecticide chemistry for 40 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marie Weiden; daughter, Erica Ayer and husband, Phil of Anchorage AK; son, Conrad Weiden and wife, Pamela of Chapel Hill; daughter, Lucy Briggs and husband, John of Charleston, WV; son, Anthony Weiden of Berkeley CA; brothers, Peter and Robert Weiden, both of New York; and cousin Anne Sparks of Pennsylvania.
Services will be Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center, 218 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, with Fr. Philip Leach officiating. Friends may visit the family at home or after the service at the Newman Center.
Aerospace Products International Inc. ("API"), a majority-owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services, Inc. (NASDAQ - FAVS), announce that Paul J. Fanelli has joined API as Senior Vice President - Chief Operating Officer. Paul reports to Gerald Schlesinger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Products International, and Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services. Fanelli's hire adds momentum to API's revised market focused strategy that will drive growth of the Company's aviation supply chain services business.
Paul Fanelli comes to API from Amsterdam, Netherlands where he served as President - Europe for Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: CELL), a global leader in the distribution of wireless voice and data products, and a premier supplier of outsourced services. Reflecting on his decision to join API, Mr. Fanelli points to the opportunities available to the Company; "API will continue to take advantage of changes in the aviation industry, especially outsourced supply chain management, in which the company excels. API has built a solid reputation based on its ability to execute, an excellent management team, and the right infrastructure with which the company can capitalize on as market changes occur with increased rapidity."
During his twenty-year tenure in the electronics industry, Mr. Fanelli demonstrated the ability to achieve results and performance improvements in both IT and supply chain operations. In this position, Mr. Fanelli will assume responsibility over API's operations. API's Chief Executive Officer, Gerald Schlesinger adds "As the Company continues to build an agile market-focused organization, Paul provides API with leadership skills, and global experience in the rapidly changing wireless market."
Announced jointly, is the appointment of Glen Golden as Vice President - Materials and Vendor Relations. Glen Golden's new responsibilities will encompass the management of API's product portfolio, including procurement, warranty administration, and other functions involving the management of API's vendor relationships. Glen has over two decades of experience in aviation distribution and has been an invaluable API employee since the company's inception in 1988. Jerry Schlesinger stated that "Glen has been a leading part of our senior management team for many years, and that continues in his new role." "Glen's experience with API's vendors and his knowledge of our product offering make him the natural choice to lead our market-focused, product-based business development efforts going forward."
First Aviation, located in Westport, Connecticut and its principal operating subsidiary, Aerospace Products International Inc. ("API"), based in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the premier suppliers of products and services worldwide to manufacturers and aircraft operators of some of the most widely used commercial and general aviation aircraft. In addition to its parts and components supply services, API is a leading provider of supply chain management and customized third party logistics services and technology solutions, including inventory management services. API also offers overhaul and repair services for brakes and starter/generators, and builds custom hose assemblies. With locations in the U.S., Canada and Asia Pacific, plus partners throughout the world, API continues to be one of the premier suppliers of aviation products, supply chain management services and technology solutions in the industry.
But it was WorldCom and its $11 billion accounting gimmickry that galvanized investors, lawmakers and business leaders and ultimately changed the way U.S. companies are run and regulated in the post-Enron era.
"This was a tipping point," said Alan Weiss, president and founder of Summit Consulting Group, a management consulting group in Greenwich, R.I. "With WorldCom/MCI, you were talking about a massive communications giant that has a very visceral connection with people." This distinguished WorldCom from corporate scandals at more complex and distant firms Enron, Adelphia, Tyco and even ImClone. "This was a company that was at the center of the universe. And with WorldCom, people stepped back and said, 'Hey, what is happening here?'"
The June 25, 2002, disclosures that WorldCom had overstated its earnings by $3.8 billion with a simple switch in how it counted the cost of maintaining phone lines also jarred Congress and President George W. Bush
A day later, Bush promised to "hold people accountable" as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 200 points before bouncing back in late-day trading. On Capitol Hill, then-Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) changed his schedule and decided the Senate should vote on proposals for stepping up pursuit of corporate scandals that until then had been moribund, even with the magnitude of Enron's collapse.
The accounting profession is in the process of adjusting to the first federal regulation in its history. Corporate boards also have been revamped, with the addition of independent directors and more oversight.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has doubled its budget to $914 million in three years and has increased the number of investigators by nearly half. With the Justice Department, it has steadily marched up the chain of command of major corporations caught in the flurry of business scandals.
"What we have sought to do is to restore honest, transparent, ethical business practices and the safety mechanisms to keep them in place," former Senate Banking Committee Chairman Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.) said this week.
More sanguine is John Wilcox, Manhattan College professor, founder of the Center for Professional Ethics, and consultant to a number of businesses, markets and the New York Mercantile Exchange. "It's much wider than [former chief executive] Bernie Ebbers or WorldCom," he said.
"I'm not too hopeful that companies are really willing to change," he said. "What's happened is that stock ownership has become so widespread. Their priority is the bottom line rather than the quality of the goods produced. The top officials are under tremendous pressure ... It's not the individual person. You're battling a culture that is just overwhelming."
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HEADLINE: Turner's Youthforce 2020 Program Announces That It Is Accepting College Scholarship Applications for 2004; -Scholarship Program Assists Minority Students in Building Industry Career -
DATELINE: NEW YORK, March 3
Turner Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Turner Corporation, the nation's leading general builder, today announced that its New York City YouthForce 2020 Scholarship Program is accepting college scholarship applications for 2004. This marks the program's thirteenth successful year in guiding minority students towards a career in the building industry. Since the program's inception, Turner has awarded over 45 scholarships to students living in the five boroughs.
Each year, Turner's New York business unit selects four graduating high school seniors from New York City schools to be recipients of the scholarship in the amount of $2,000 each year, a total of $8,000 after completing four years of college. As a scholarship recipient, students must maintain a 2.75 grade point average and complete a four-year summer internship at Turner that begins immediately following the first full year of college.
YouthForce 2020 was created by Turner, first as a company-wide program in 1989 and then brought to the New York business unit in 1992, to provide employee opportunities to minority students attending college to study civil, electrical, mechanical engineering, construction management or architecture. The program promotes diversity across race, gender and age, and leadership by encouraging K-12 students to stay in school, providing construction awareness, and increasing the number of minorities and women in the construction industry.
Stephanie Ansari, Community Affairs Coordinator for Turner, commented, "We are committed to working with schools in the five boroughs to institute the YouthForce 2020 program. We are striving to make a difference in the classroom and challenging students to seek the building industry as a viable career path. We expose students to a world they didn't know existed."
Said Mentor Haxhija, now an Assistant Estimating Engineer for Turner, a 1999 scholarship recipient and 2003 graduate of Manhattan College, "Being a part of Turner's YouthForce 2020 program has changed my life. I am so grateful to my professor for suggesting that I apply for the scholarship and to Turner for giving me a sense of hope in my future by providing me with the opportunity to learn an industry. I have had the good fortune of working both in the field and in the corporate offices and look forward to a long-term career with the company."
Scholarship recipients for 2003 are attending prestigious institutions such as Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Temple University in Philadelphia, Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.
Applications for the 2004 Scholarship program are now being accepted. For further information or to request an application form, please contact Stephanie Ansari, Community Affairs Coordinator for Turner Construction Company, by phone at (212) 229-6480 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The scholarship program is open to the public and the deadline for receiving all applications is May 7, 2004.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2002, Turner completed $6.2 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a network of 46 offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm was acquired in 1999 by HOCHTIEF AG, one of the world's leading international construction companies. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com
Amid the starter's gun firing and the Special Olympians sprinting and the huggers at the finish line hugging and Carl Lewis, Maria Shriver and Mayor Dinkins greeting, a chatty, mildly retarded athlete approached Manhattan College director of athletics Bob Byrnes, told him he was a Jaspers basketball fan and asked if he could be Byrnes' guest at a game.
The setting was the first Special Olympics Metro Games hosted by Manhattan College, in 1989. Byrnes would forget the conversation, until one day Manhattan's ticket manager told him there was a man at the ticket window who said Byrnes had invited him to a game.
Ronnie Weintraub will not be marginalized. By the sheer force of his personality he put himself on the Manhattan basketball team bus. And, though often wearing a green Jaspers sweatshirt, he invited himself to mingle with the suits and high heels at Manhattan alumni receptions. He got himself a spot at the auxiliary press table in every Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference gym, and a seat at the postgame news conferences, too. When he enters the college cafeteria, the cashier waves Ronnie in; his money's no good there. He studies his stats at the school's O'Malley Library, and he always has a ticket for commencement.
Good thing, because he's always around. From his Roosevelt Island apartment, where he lives alone under the supervision of a group home manager, it takes him about an hour and a half to take the F Train across the East River and transfer to the D Train at Rockefeller Center, from where he rides the 1/9 Line to 242nd Street, then walks 10 minutes to Manhattan's campus.
It's not enough for Ronnie to attend every home men's basketball game. If he doesn't get a ride from Byrnes, he takes Greyhound or the train to the road games, too -- to Trenton, N.J., Fairfield, Conn., and Buffalo he goes -- then catches a lift back to New York on the team bus.
One time the Jaspers were scheduled to play Loyola College, in Baltimore, during a nor'easter so blinding it forced Byrnes to exit the New Jersey Turnpike and return home. Jaspers coach Bobby Gonzalez wondered if the team bus could make the 10-minute trip to the gym from the hotel. The Jaspers arrived, but one of the referees didn't. The game was played before about 50 fans.
He'll be at the MAAC Tournament this week at Pepsi Arena. If you have a week to spare, introduce yourself. Ronnie doesn't converse, exactly. This gregarious 43-year-old gives breathless monologues, the words tumbling out of his mouth like freed stallions. To break his endless patter, Byrnes likes to kid Ronnie. So when Ronnie says the Jaspers are going to win the national championship, Byrnes will say, "Ronnie, we're not even going to get out of the conference tournament."
Over dinner one evening Ronnie spins from one subject to the next like a weather vane, but Manhattan basketball never veers far from his thoughts. He tells me, "off the record," that Gonzalez, who seems destined to coach on a grander stage, "is not going to St. John's, you can forget that."
Dreams. We all have them. Ronnie, who works 20 hours a week as a Manhattan law firm messenger, literally is living one. When he enters a basketball arena before a Jaspers game he feels as if the lights shine for him. He fancies that he's an official statistician, so while providing audible game play-by-play at courtside, he records game stats in his spiral notebook, then makes photocopies available to the media. His statistics are harder to read than hieroglyphics, all squiggles and riddles to anyone else's eye -- but accurate.
He knows the content of the Jaspers' media guide and their players better than the beat writers do. Before an incoming freshman laces his high-tops on Manhattan's campus, Ronnie memorizes his high school stats as if they were train schedules. How else can you get anywhere? Maybe that's why players don't mind when Ronnie critiques their performance, or maybe it's because the affection he feels for them is as easy to see as an open look at the basket.
Ronnie likes to nickname players, so Dave Holmes, for instance, is "Godzilla," and Jason Benton is "King Kong." When the pair played an especially aggressive game last year against Niagara, Ronnie told them that "They went ape."
Though Ronnie volunteers tirelessly for the Democratic Party (he's urging his residence manager to vote for the first time), he speaks impoliticly. After Gonzalez took the Manhattan coaching job in April 1999 Ronnie introduced himself, then told Gonzalez The New York Post had set the odds on his getting the job at 250-1.
Ronnie was a long shot, too. One of his brothers, Stanley Weintraub, said their father, who was mentally ill, murdered their mother, then killed himself, when Ronnie was 6. So Ronnie lived with his grandfather in Brooklyn, but that didn't work, so he moved into a residential home. Ronnie sees a therapist and doesn't like to discuss his parents' deaths. He talks to his older twin brothers occasionally -- Stanley lives in suburban Philadelphia; Alan last month moved from Clifton Park to southern Maryland -- but it's the people in the Manhattan basketball program he sees often.
They accept him and his imperfections. Sometimes, Ronnie tries to con people. Though Byrnes is giving him a ride to Albany on Thursday, and Byrnes said the athletic department will split Ronnie's hotel expenses with him, Ronnie told me the other day he wouldn't be attending because Manhattan wasn't paying his expenses. He angrily insisted I intercede on his behalf or there would be no more interviews with him. He called me back that night to say he would be coming and to apologize.
"Ronnie is pretty slick, too," Byrnes said. "I give Ronnie money every time I see him. I take him for meals; he's almost like my child. I would be out of line if he didn't pay anything, because he can."
So there are occasional squabbles, and he takes losing hard. Sometimes after a loss, before Byrnes enters the locker room, he tells Ronnie that he's going "to fire that coach. I'm firing the whole staff. They're done, they're finished."
Sport Opponent Location Time/Result
3/7/04 Sunday Track & Field IC4A Championships Boston Armory TBA
3/7/04 Sunday Track & Field ECAC Championships Reggie Lewis Center TBA
3/7/04 Sunday W. Basketball MAAC Championships& Albany, NY TBA
3/7/04 Sunday M. Basketball MAAC Championship Semis@ Albany, NY TBA
3/7/04 Sunday Baseball UNLV Las Vegas, NV 1:00 PM
3/8/04 Monday W. Basketball MAAC Championships& Albany, NY TBA
3/8/04 Monday M. Basketball MAAC Championship Game@ Albany, NY 9:00 PM
3/10/04 Wednesday M. Lacrosse Lafayette Easton, PA 3:00 PM
3/10/04 Wednesday Baseball Wagner HOME 3:00 PM
3/10/04 Wednesday W. Lacrosse Columbia HOME 4:00 PM
3/12/04 Friday Track & Field NCAA Championships Fayetteville, AR TBA
3/12/04 Friday Softball Rhode Island# Boca Raton, FL 12:00 PM
3/12/04 Friday Baseball Mount St. Mary's College Homestead, FL 3:30 PM
3/12/04 Friday Softball Florida Atlantic# Boca Raton, FL 5:00 PM
3/13/04 Saturday Track & Field NCAA Championships Fayetteville, AR TBA
3/13/04 Saturday Baseball Sacred Heart TBA 11:00 AM
3/13/04 Saturday W. Lacrosse Drexel Philadelphia, PA 12:00 PM
3/13/04 Saturday Softball Rhode Island# Boca Raton, FL 12:00 PM
3/13/04 Saturday M. Lacrosse Wagner* HOME 1:00 PM
3/13/04 Saturday Softball Northern Iowa# Boca Raton, FL 2:00 PM
3/13/04 Saturday Baseball Pittsburgh Homestead, FL 7:00 PM
3/14/04 Sunday Softball Florida Atlantic Boca Raton, FL TBA
3/14/04 Sunday Softball TBA# Boca Raton, FL TBA
3/14/04 Sunday Baseball Temple Miami, FL 1:00 PM
3/15/04 Monday Golf Fairfield Spring Break Invit. Myrtle Beach, SC 9:00 AM
3/15/04 Monday Baseball Bradley Homestead, FL 7:00 PM
3/16/04 Tuesday Golf Fairfield Spring Break Invit. Myrtle Beach, SC 10:00 AM
3/17/04 Wednesday Track & Field Scottsdale Multi's Scottsdale, AZ 11:00 AM
3/17/04 Wednesday M. Lacrosse Mt. Saint Mary's* Emmitsburg, MD 3:00 PM
3/17/04 Wednesday Baseball Bradley Homestead, FL 7:00 PM
3/18/04 Thursday Track & Field Scottsdale Multi's Scottsdale, AZ 11:00 AM
3/19/04 Friday Track & Field Baldy Castillo Invitational Tempe, AZ 10:00 AM
3/19/04 Friday Baseball Florida International Miami, FL 7:00 PM
3/20/04 Saturday Crew Stetson Homecoming Regatta DeLand, FL TBA
3/20/04 Saturday W. Tennis Rhode Island HOME TBA
3/20/04 Saturday Track & Field Baldy Castillo Invitational Tempe, AZ 10:00 AM
3/20/04 Saturday M. Lacrosse Canisius* Buffalo, NY 1:00 PM
3/20/04 Saturday Baseball Florida International Miami, FL 1:00 PM
3/20/04 Saturday Softball Saint Joseph's Philadelphia, PA 1:00 PM
3/21/04 Sunday W. Tennis Albany Albany, NY 1:00 PM
3/23/04 Tuesday W. Lacrosse Wagner HOME 4:00 PM
3/24/04 Wednesday Baseball Lehigh Bethlehem, PA 3:00 PM
3/26/04 Friday W. Tennis Loyola (MD)* HOME TBA
3/26/04 Friday M. Tennis Loyola (MD)* HOME 3:00 PM
3/27/04 Saturday Track & Field Navy Invitational Annapolis, MD 10:00 AM
3/27/04 Saturday Baseball Niagara* (DH) HOME 12:00 PM
3/27/04 Saturday W. Lacrosse Mt. Saint Mary's HOME 2:00 PM
3/27/04 Saturday M. Lacrosse Siena* Loudonville, NY 2:00 PM
3/28/04 Sunday W. Lacrosse Longwood University HOME 10:00 AM
3/28/04 Sunday Baseball Niagara* HOME 12:00 PM
3/28/04 Sunday Softball Yale New Haven, CT 1:00 PM
3/28/04 Sunday W. Tennis Fordham Bronx, NY 1:00 PM
3/30/04 Tuesday W. Tennis Fairfield* Fairfield, CT 2:30 PM
3/30/04 Tuesday Baseball Fordham Bronx, NY 3:00 PM
3/31/04 Wednesday M. Tennis Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 2:00 PM
3/31/04 Wednesday Softball Saint Francis (NY) HOME 2:30 PM
3/31/04 Wednesday Baseball Pace HOME 3:00 PM
3/31/04 Wednesday W. Lacrosse LIU Brooklyn HOME 3:30 PM
Las Vegas, NV (March 5, 2004)- Manhattan posted an 8-7 win over UNLV tonight in the first game of a three game series. Steve Bronder picked up the win, pitching 5.0 innings of relief, allowing two earned runs while stiking out four. Nick Derba went 2-4 with 3 RBI, while Gary Diaz added an RBI to go along with a 2-5 day, and Matt Cucurullo chipped in with an RBI and a 2-3 day as the Jaspers scored two runs in the fourth, four in the fifth, and two more in the seventh to improve to 3-1 on the year.
Albany, NY (March 5, 2004)- Manhattan College senior Luis Flores was named MAAC Player of the Year, it was announced today at the MAAC Awards Banquet at the Pepsi Arena, the site of the HSBC MAAC Basketball Championships. This is the second consecutive year that Flores has received this award from the MAAC, in voting done by the conference's head coaches.
Flores, who was named to the All-MAAC First Team for the third straight year earlier this week, adds Player of the Year honors to an already impressive resume. He averaged 24.1 points and 3.9 rebounds a game for the Jaspers during the regular season. This season he moved into second place on the Manhattan all-time scoring list as well as the MAAC all-time scoring list for conference games. Flores becomes just the third student-athlete to be named MAAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year two straight years, and the first since LaSalle's Lionel Simmons won the award three straight years from 1988-1990. Iona's Steve Burtt won the award after the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons.
Manhattan posted a 22-5 record, 16-2 in MAAC play during the regular season, and is the #1 seed in the MAAC Tournament. The Jaspers receive a double-bye to the semifinals, played on Sunday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. The 16 MAAC wins is the most by a MAAC team since the conference expanded to an 18 game conference slate, and ties LaSalle for the most ever conference wins.
Albany, NY (March 5, 2004) – In the second round of the MAAC women's basketball tournament, the Lady Jaspers fell to #2 Marist, 60-49. Senior Rosalee led Manhattan with 12 points and five rebounds. In the first half, the Lady Jaspers led for much of the half until Kristen Vilardi knocked down a three to put Marist ahead 19-18 at the 6:43 mark. The Red Foxes held that lead for the remainder of the half. The Lady Jaspers trailed by as many as seven but a Kristen Tracey deep three pointer with 33 seconds left cut the lead to four, 26-30. In the middle of the first half Mason went down and did not play for the remainder of the half.
The Red Foxes tallied six quick points to start the second half, extending their lead to 34-26. The Lady Jaspers scored their first points of the half with a Serra Sangar jumper at the 17:06 mark. Marist jumped on a 6-2 run to give them the 43-30 lead at 11:59. With a Mason free throw and a Teelah Grimes steal and layup the Lady Jaspers cut the lead to 10, making the score 43-33 with 10:42 remaining. The Red Foxes opened up the lead again with an 8-4 run making the score 51-37. After two Michelle Bernal-Silva free throws, the Red Foxes sealed the deal with a 7-0 run propelling them to the 60-49 victory.
Junior Donnette joined Mason in double figures with 11 points, adding five rebounds and three assists. Junior Serra Sangar added seven points and four rebounds in the loss. The Lady Jaspers out rebounded Marist 35-32.
For the Red Foxes who advance to the semifinals to face the winner of the #3 Niagara versus #6 St. Peter's game, were led by Stephanie Del Preore who tallied 13 points, adding eight rebounds, and Maureen Magarity who recorded 13 points and four rebounds.
Riverdale, NY (March 5, 2004)- Manhattan College had two basketball players receive MAAC All-Academic honors, as sophomore Mike Konovelchick of the men's program and senior Nikoletta Deutsch of the women's program each were honored by the conference.
To be eligible for the New York State Lottery MAAC All-Academic Team, a player must achieve at least a 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average and must be a starter or key reserve of at least sophomore academic standing.
Konovelchick, a sophomore from Litchfield, NH who is currently undecided on a major, has posted a 3.33 GPA. On the court, he has started 17 of the Jaspers' 27 games, and is averaging 6.5 points and 3.1 rebounds a game. He has connected on 35 three-point shots, good for second on the team.
Deutsch, a senior from Budapest, Hungary, is an International Studies major and posts a 3.47 GPA. On the court, she has starts 17 of the 26 games she has appeared in, and is 7.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. She leads the team with 40 made three pointers.
The men's team has posted a 22-5 record, 16-2 in MAAC play during the regular season, and is the #1 seed in the MAAC Tournament. The Jaspers receive a double-bye to the semifinals, played on Sunday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. The women's team is currently 11-17, with a 6-12 MAAC record, and is the #8 seed in the MAAC Tournament. The Lady Jaspers defeated #7 Fairfield, 66-56 in overtime in the opening round, and takes on #2 Marist at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 5.
Albany, NY (March 4, 2004) – In the first round of the 2004 MAAC women's basketball tournament, the Lady Jaspers downed #7 Fairfield in overtime. The Lady Jaspers were led by senior Rosalee Mason who tallied a game high 25 points and added 10 rebounds and junior Donnette Reed who tallied 23 points, with four rebounds and four assists. With the victory Manhattan advances to the second round of the tournament to face #2 Marist.
The Lady Jaspers jumped out on a 10-4 run to start the first half. The Stags soon bounced back with five quick points to put them within one. The Lady Jaspers held the lead for much of the half until a Candice Lindsay jumper put Fairfield ahead 17-16 at the 4:43 mark. Manhattan recaptured the lead and went into the half ahead 23-20. Mason led the Lady Jaspers recording eight points and three rebounds in the half.
The Stags surged onto an 11-3 run at the beginning of the second half to put them up 31-26 at the 13:54 mark. Manhattan quickly posted four points to put them within one, 31-30. The stags extended their one point lead with an 8-2 run, propelling Fairfield, 39-32 with 9:25 remaining. The Lady Jaspers would cut the lead to two, with a Danielle Cooper jumper at the 7:31 mark, making the scoring 39-41. Cara Murphy nailed a three pointer for Fairfield giving them the 44-39 lead, Kristen Tracey soon knocked down a jumper to pull Manhattan back within three, 41-44. The Lady Jaspers cut the lead to one with two free throws by Rosalee Mason, with 5:56 remaining. The Stags managed to hold the lead until Donnette Reed made a layup to even the score at 49-49, with 58 seconds left. Janelle McManus tallied a layup to put Fairfield ahead 51-49 with 26 seconds remaining. But with four seconds left Reed made a layup to send the contest into overtime, with the score of 51-51.
After Janelle McManus knocked down a jumper for the Stags, Manhattan would take control going on a 7-1 run, to give the Lady Jaspers the 60-54 lead. After two free throws by Cathy Dash, Reed recorded the last six points to give Manhattan the first round victory, 66-56. The Lady Jaspers went 18-18 from the free throw line for the game, 13 of those points came from Rosalee Mason.
... Volkert joins Rams. Peter Volkert, the head women's volleyball coach at Manhattan College for the past seven years, will take over the helm at Fordham. ... <http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/ny-qnycol023692884mar02,0,7494
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Colgate softball team opened its season Saturday sweeping three games at the George Washington Tournament. The Raiders defeated Mt. St. Mary's 7-1 in the first game, before shutting out George Washington 3-0 and Manhattan College 3-0.
Junior Nichole Rawson, playing in her first game for the Raiders after transferring from Marist College, had a pair of RBI including a double, while her twin sister, junior Natalie Rawson, had a double and three RBI. Erin Hanna had a pair of hits and one RBI, and Dorothy Donaldson had an RBI double.
Against George Washington, sophomore Kate Howard was the winning pitcher, while striking out five in five innings. Nichole Rawson was 2-for-3, Natalie Rawson was 1-for-3 with a triple, Kim Olmstead 2-for-3 with an RBI double, and freshman Danielle Soule was 1-for-3 with a RBI.
In the last game, freshman Nordstrom pitched a one-hitter while striking out nine. Nichole Rawson was 1-for-3 with a double; Natalie Rawson was 1-for-3, and Hanna was 1-for-2 with a two-run single in the sixth inning.
Edwards joined Liam Biesty on the bench, where Biesty had been since tearing his ACL in January. Even without two of the Blue Devils' top players, the team advanced to the state Federation tournament with a win over Fieldston on Sunday, and followed it up yesterday with a 61-46 victory over Birch Wathen Lenox (25-4) in the NYSAIS B state championship game at Manhattan College.
Flores, a guard, averaged 24.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg and is second on Manhattan's all-time scoring list. Mason, a forward, averaged 18.5 ppg and 11.9 rpg, and is first all-time in Jaspers history with 1,202 rebounds. Manhattan forward Dave Holmes was named second-team All-MAAC. St. Peter's guard Keydren Clark, a former standout at Rice, was named first-team.
in 5-11 junior Maureen Marzano (10.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg) and 5-9 sophomore Tomi Abayomi (6.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg),, regarded as one of the city's best. But the Hornets also have struggled with inconsistency, due mostly to a young roster.Point guard Katie
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HEADLINE: Seniors a class act: Parker, Lappin lift Polly squad to first title in four years
BYLINE: BY BILL KING. STAFF WRITER
Charlie Parker scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Michael Lappin hit seven three-pointers en route to a career-high 25 points as third-seeded Poly Prep (22-6) beat No. 2 Birch Wathen Lenox, 61-46, at Manhattan College to win its first NYSAISAA Class B boys basketball state championship in four years.
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Soon it was Jason Benton's turn, with the Manhattan senior center receiving a roar of goodbyes. Then Dave Holmes got his ovation as the Jaspers' seniors celebrated their final home game with a 92-67 rout of Marist.
The outcome of the game was never in doubt and the proceedings were lost in the farewells to the departing Jaspers. Coming off a one-point, last-second loss at Rider Thursday night, just Manhattan's second defeat since Dec. 29, the Jaspers (22-5, 16-2) were looking to become the first MAAC school to post 16 conference wins in a season, breaking the record of 15 held by Iona and Siena. They also wanted to avoid their first back-to-back losses of the season.
Peter Mulligan, who scored 12 points, drilled a three-pointer to open the game and start Manhattan on its way to a 14-2 beginning. Marist (6-21, 4-14) was never close after that. The Jaspers led by as many as 21 points in the first half before pushing that margin to more than 30 in the second.
With the game never in doubt, all that was left to do for most of the second half was to watch Flores, Holmes and Benton play for the last time on campus and see them run their home record the past three seasons to 28-4.
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"Dave was up on his (recruiting) visit from Oak Hill and had just finished eating when he said he wanted to play a little pickup game," Flores said. "We played for about maybe 5-10 minutes and all of a sudden he just throws up right in front of us. It was maybe the funniest thing I'd ever seen."
The two have brought plenty of spoils to Manhattan. There are the three straight 20-win seasons the Jaspers have logged, the two Holiday Festival championships, the 15-game winning streak during the 2002-03 season and two consecutive MAAC regular season titles, including this year.
There's also the national television exposure the small Bronx school has received, most recently on ESPN's Bracket Buster Saturday last month, and, of course, the NCAA Tournament appearance last season with another looming this month.
"I knew he'd be an impact player and score a lot of points, but I'll be honest with you. I didn't know he'd get this good," Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "He became the player. He did for us what Speedy Claxton did for Hofstra. He lifted us up a level. He's a special player who some are saying may be the best player in the history of the school. He's a wrecking machine."
The awards and accolades for the 6-2 Flores have poured in constantly. In the past two seasons alone, the Washington Heights product has been named MAAC Player of the Week 15 times. He nabbed two Holiday Festival MVP awards, snagged the Haggarty Award last season as the top player in the New York City area, was last season's MAAC tournament MVP and is the reigning MAAC Player of the Year, an award he figures to capture again this season.
His 24.2 points per game rank third in the nation and he sits just 39 points away from becoming Manhattan's all-time leading scorer. Keith Bullock, the all-time leader with 1,992 points, needed four seasons. Flores will top him in three and has a chance to surpass 2,000 points.
"He amazes me one time after another," Byrnes said. "I've always referred to him as Evander Holyfield because he's such a warrior. He brings a toughness and competitiveness I haven't seen in my 16 years here."
"He doesn't jump very high or run very fast but Dave Holmes is the epitome of the mid-major, under-sized warrior," Gonzalez said. "And there is no one tougher. When the lights come on, he gets a look on his face and he goes to war. Coaches have a saying that you want to find players who hate losing more than they love winning. Dave is that guy."
There are things the 6-7, 225-pound Holmes does that find their way into the box score. Many others do not. He is the Jaspers' second-leading scorer at 12.9 points a game and leads the team with 8.4 boards. But he also has taken 22 charges this season, more than half Manhattan's total of 40.
Holmes' basketball life consists mainly of setting screens, making key defensive stops and throwing his 6-7 frame to the floor for a loose ball. He has spent most of his time in Manhattan playing in Flores' shadow. But it's a place Holmes likes to call home.
"In my career, I was never the standout player. I was always in the shadow," Holmes said. "I've played with guys like Keith Bogans and DerMarr Johnson and I was never the star. But I'm comfortable in that role.
"When I signed with Manhattan, I made up my mind that I was going to come here and help Luis turn the program around," Holmes said. "And playing with Luis for three years, he's the most dominant player I've ever played with. To see what he's done the last three seasons is incredible."
Flores hasn't given a lot of thought to his final days at Manhattan, only that when the final seconds tick down in his last game, one he hopes is an NCAA Tournament game far from the Riverdale campus, his mind will wander to the good times and the players he's spent his career with.
"It's creeping up on me and it's starting to hit me now," Holmes said. "It will definitely be tough when it's over because these guys have been like family to me. But it has been a lot of fun and we've had a great run here."
GRAPHIC: JOHN TRACY DYNAMIC DUO Seniors Luis Flores (l.) and Dave Holmes have led Manhattan to back-to-back MAAC regular-season championships. 'To see what (Luis Flores) has done the last three seasons is incredible.' DAVE HOLMES
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HEADLINE: UT reaps rewards of tough early schedule Taking on heavyweights helps make a good team better in March
BYLINE: GERRY FRALEY
Boeheim, Syracuse's coach, has always preferred the path of least resistance for a nonconference schedule. The opponents were soft enough to make Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder wonder if he could get them on his schedule.
Oklahoma State, which has a poor nonconference schedule, is not playing well. Oklahoma and Texas Tech padded their early-season schedules with tomato cans and are in danger of not making the tournament.
In the wacky world of the BCS, a college football team has more to gain from beating a lightweight than losing a compelling match against a power. In basketball, the tournament allows teams to have "good" losses.
While other conference teams load up on Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, he is trying to get Roy Williams and North Carolina on the schedule. Barnes wants at least one annual trip to New York to face a high-profile opponent at Madison Square Garden.
The difference between Texas and many other Big 12 schools is the Longhorns understand that to be among the best, you must play the best. The nonconference schedule should be a crucible, not a walkover.
"Our program is at the point where we want to play people," Barnes said. "There's no doubt we're always going to play a national schedule. We want to play one of the toughest schedules in the country."
"We definitely learned a lot from that game," guard Brandon Mouton said. "The most impressive thing was how well we bounced back. It all started in practice with us getting on each other to push each other."
Barnes has the advantage of depth, particularly in the frontcourt, and a collection of smart players who do not panic. They have faced pressure all season and grown accustomed to it. Those players gave up fewer points in each of the two wins against Oklahoma than the football team did in its annual loss to the Sooners.
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HEADLINE: Lions Crush Red Storm and Improve their Record to 2-1
BYLINE: By Carolyn Braff, Columbia Daily Spectator; SOURCE: Columbia U.
DATELINE: NEW YORK
After losing their first match of the season two weeks ago, the Lions have bulldozed their competition, shutting out Manhattan College last weekend, and downing St. John's University 6-1. Columbia swept the doubles matches and lost only in the first singles position to earn their second straight home win, improving to 2-1 on the season.
The only impediment to the sweep came in the first singles position, as sophomore Akshay Rao lost in three sets, 5-7, 7-6, 6-0. This match was the first time Rao had played in the first singles position; he played the first two matches of the season in the second singles position, where he was 1-1. Rao switched positions with junior Rajeev Emany, who played the first two matches of the season in the first singles position, where he was also 1-1. Emany won his match against St. John's in two sets, 6-4, 6-4.
"We still don't know who's going to play any of the spots," senior co-captain Rohan Saikia said. "We're just trying to see who's more comfortable in what. You can't just say that whoever's playing one is the best because there is so much depth in our team. It's just a matter of who's more comfortable where. We want the right guys in the right positions for the Ivy League start."
Other roster changes may include the return of senior Alan Bohane, who played in the sixth singles position against Clemson. "Alan is still a little injured," Saikia said. "We expect him to come back in the lineup by next week."
Even with the changes to the roster, the top-heavy score made the win look effortless. However, St. John's competes in the Big East conference against nationally ranked Miami (ranked 33), Notre Dame (43), and Virginia Tech (50). "They're actually a much better team than the school looks," Saikia said. "They're very sharp. I was really proud of the guys; they really played well."
Three of the singles matches were especially tough, since in addition to Rao, Kiuchi, and first-year Michael Accordino finished their respective matches in three sets. Kiuchi won 5-7, 7-6, 6-0 in the third singles position, and Accordino won in the sixth singles position 3-6, 6-0, 6-0.
All three doubles matches were tighter than usual, especially in the second seed, where sophomores Jimmy Moore and Scott Robbin defeated their opponents 9-7. Their closest match of the season up to this point had been an 8-4 win over Manhattan.
"We both needed that to be really confident and comfortable with each other," Saikia said. "The chemistry was always there, but it was in practice, and playing in practice and playing in matches is totally different. Now, the chemistry is there, the match performance is there--it's a good combination."
Next in the men's non-conference season is St. Joseph's, another nationally unranked team. The men hope to use these early season matches as confidence-builders, as the level of competition is generally inferior to Ivy League opponents. Columbia's toughest league competition include Harvard, Brown and Cornell, nationally ranked 16, 49 and 68, respectively.
"We play weaker opponents before we go into spring break, when we play teams that are as good, if not better [than Ivy teams]," Saikia said. "The real test comes in spring break, when we're playing guys much tougher than us." Over the break, among other squads, the Lions will face nationally-ranked Southern Methodist (54) and Arkansas (71). "They're all really strong sports teams. It'll be a tough spring break. But we're a good team, and we need to show it out there."
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BYLINE: By JOHN ROWE, STAFF WRITER, North Jersey Media Group
Manhattan College senior Janek Augustynowicz of Rutherford finished second in the long jump as the Jaspers won the MAAC indoor title at the New York Track and Field Armory. Augustynowicz has qualified for the NCAA Division I meet, and he is ranked 15th in the nation.
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HEADLINE: Sutherland's late rally stuns Mendon
BYLINE: Jeff DiVeronica, Staff, JDIVERON@DemocratandChronicle.com
Midway through the second half, Pittsford Mendon was stunning rival Pittsford Sutherland by taking a 14-point lead Tuesday, so Sutherland coach John Nally sat C.J. Lee on the bench and took a knee in front of his star point guard.
Lee brought out the best in his teammates and himself, scoring 13 of his 21 points in the final 5:39 to spark seventh-seeded Sutherland to a 53-48 win over No. 10 Mendon in a Section V Class A tournament first-round thriller at the University of Rochester.
"C.J. wasn't going to let us fall tonight," said guard Mike Snow (six points), who combined with Lee (13) and Matt Miller (seven) to score all of Sutherland's points in a 26-11 fourth-quarter surge. "He knew it was do or die, biggest game of the year against our rival."
Chris Shalvoy, the AGR point man who has butted heads with Lee for three years, led Mendon (8-11) with 15 points. Coach Al DeCarlo wanted his team to go down low more, and it worked as 6-foot-4 sophomore Bryan Thryoff (12 points) and Dave Cappuccio (6) were active. The Vikings didn't do that in regular-season losses - 57-49 and 66-64 - to Sutherland.
Mendon used a 10-2 run - capped by Cappuccio's one-handed putback - to open the second half and take a 35-21 lead. It was up 39-32 with 5:39 to go, but that's when Lee went off. He missed 10 of his first 12 shots, but finally got a scoop layup to drop. He would score Sutherland's next 11 points.
"(Nally) told me this week I've been taking some shots I usually make, but I wasn't making them," said Lee, who has committed to Manhattan College. "So he said, 'Get to the basket, get to the line. We go as you go.'"
Leerick Mcorvey, one of four defenders used on Lee (12 rebounds, five steals), did a solid job much of the night, but Lee was clutch. Shalvoy hit a baseline 3-pointer for a 46-37 Mendon lead. Lee answered with a step-back '3' to ignite a 13-0 run.
He also stripped Will Rieth on a layup and as the ball was about to go out of bounds, smartly re-established two feet inbounds before grabbing it. The ensuing fast break ended with Miller's layup as he was fouled. Miller's own putback with 1:14 left gave Sutherland its first lead, 47-46, since 7-6.
For some reason my daughter and son-in-law did not keep up there subscription to Jasper Jottings. Please extend an invitation to re-join to Teri ('81) and Chuck ('80) Johnson at <privacy invoked> . While we are at why not send an invitation to my son Michael ('80) at his home address <privacy invoked> . As I come up with more delinquents, I will let you know.
[JR: For some reason, I didn't do invites this week. Guess I got busy trying to keep up with everything. Done. Thanks. Why do some weeks, Jottings just flies out the door. Other weeks it is like pulling teeth? ]
[JR: In light of Mike's continued assistance and to compensate for the loss of MCOLDB, I am have changed how I "do" jottings. This change allows invitees to "see" the information being collected and give them a chance to comment on it and supply class years when I have no idea. I will be inviting key people to join the "editorial board". MY first invite was Mike. ]
Mike: Great. Glad you like that find. Pretty
interesting, watching how sausage is made?
;-) Class info on Fanelli helps. Is there anyone else who you think should join the editorial staff? If some one comes to mind just mention it. John
[JR: I am accepting "applications". Warning it's not for the faint of stomach. From my future unpublished work "Lessons from a cubie", "Be careful what you wish for, ask for, or want!". My thanks to Mike for "volunteering".]
I'm fine so don't worry. Now that I got that out of the way let me say that its nice to here from you. The desert sucks. It's dry and pretty damn hot during the day. At night the temp drops to about 40 degrees which is pretty damn cold. We've been getting issued alot of cool army shit latley. I'm going to mail home some of my old combat gear that has been replaced with new shit. DONT throw it away because I'm still accountable for it.
Say hi to tote for me. I'de like to email her but I dont have her address.Today I heard from Carrie, Anne+george,and you. That really made my day alot brighter. It was nice to here from carrie because I haven't heard from her in years.
Oh by the way, if it makes you feel better I spent all day yesterday bolting reactive armor to my bradley. What that means is that my brad is almost rpg proof. We,ve also been doing alot of training for the missions that lie ahead. Also will you email Ellie because I wont have time today to here from here and that I appreciate her support. Tell her that i love her too. I figure its safe for me to say that now because she can't pinch my cheeks from halfway a
He called me at work after this. He was still in Kuwait. They were supposed to deploy to Iraq around March 1st. He said he is going to the same town they captured Saddham Hussein in. I'll let you know if we get more news. He said he probably won't be able to call for a long time.
[JR: No thanks at all. It was an "easy lift". As far as few expletives and some interesting flow, I think it is important that people understand at a gut level what our politicians do. I am firmly convinced that no one should vote to send our troops anywhere to get shot at unless they have been in a shooting mess for as long as they are sending them. If that means we keep them home, so be it. I like Heinlein's description of a future society where only citizens that have sacrificed can vote, politicians have to have "credentials", and "generals" had to have been grunts and lead from the "front". Only the Marines are even close to that ethic. I'll join you in your worrying, if it'll help. I think about all our guys 'n' gals, not because we have a few Jaspers involved, but because it gripes me that we have our young men and women in harm's way in a myriad of venues for open-ended commitments. Us Libertarians feel strongly about non-aggression. I am glad you've found a distraction. And, I hope everyone takes a look.]
Although we attended the same high school and college at the same time, All Hollows class of 64 and Manhattan class of 68, we didn't really know each other very well. But if you don't mind I'd like to get in contact with John since I saw his name in this weeks email from you. We both wound up living in foreign countries for work. Can you give him my email address ( <privacy invoked> ) or give me his ?
[JR: Unfortunately the bright green font, large letters, and the entirely upper case didn't come across the internet too well. (Maybe you should use an even larger font.) But, I think the gist of your message came thru.]
[JR: Yeah, I know. To the dean's office again! Engineers should not tease old business guys for not being techies. But it is just too hard to resist. No hard feelings? Why doesn't my checkbook work. Hey! ]
Please re-send the email with the attachment on cardiac disease. My wife is battling a recurrence of her breast cancer. So, in my preoccupation, I probably deleted it as a forwarded email (you know the ones they try to warn us against) without a close look. I'll be glad to review it. Best Peter P.S. Glad to see that you are recovering your equanimity after the Harris publishing fiasco and are keeping up with Jottings. Thanks for all your hard work.
Without hurting the sender's feelings, I would simply "forget" about this message. The likelihood of the event described and the suggested action take this out of the realm of the practical. The sender meant well, but I think you are better off having a policy of not sending out such messages of which the internet is full, especially when messages like this wouldn't rank very high in importance if you decided to do it. That's not what readers come to your site for.
By the way, I like the suggestion of having some soundbite capsule especially for long posts, but I realize that this would just add to your already large workload. Maybe when you do get to CALM, you might be able to implement it. By the way, why not join me in giving up for Lent all that righteous indignation and irritation when the bastards get us down. I share the trait (which in moderation can be useful, but in extremes a churning liability).
[JR: Doc Dans, Thanks for the "editorial" assistance. I hope your frau does well and I, and I am sure all our fellow Jaspers, will say a quick prayer for her and for you for some of the "Big Doc's" medical help. I appreciate your most gentle and generous medical editorial advice, which I will of course follow. (I particularly froth at people who ask my advice, I give it, -- and it is a "short putt" like don't put all your retirement money in any one stock even if it is say AT&T, Enron, or "I guarantee you'll get rich overnight, Inc." – and they do whatever they want anyway and gripe about to me about not following the advice and losing their shirt, pants, first-born, or half their life savings. It doesn't bother me as much in some perverse way, when I am paid professional for advice ("Ehhhyy, when you decide to reformat your hard drive, do you think you should test that the copy of the data you made can actually be restored?" All advice is given in the form of a question, because if they don't "think" of the idea it can't be "good". But then when they complain that they "shoulda tested that backup", I just cash the check and it doesn't bother me as much.) When I give "free" obvious advice, they do what they want, and complain about an adverse result, that is my "chalk on the blackboard". For those that have persevered thru this ramble, the "rule" on Wall Street for as long as I remember is: "Never! Ever! Put more than 5% in any one thing! A stock, a mutual fund, a load to you brother-in-law, even US Savings Bonds. " from my unpublished future work "Lessons from Street refugee". ]
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> To: John Reinke (1968)
> Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings
> Hi John -
> I'm not quite sure how you receive Manhattan College job postings but
> the following is incorrect. The job was at Morgan Stanley not Ernst &
> Young and the position has been filled. The posting was supposed to
> have been deleted from MC MonsterTrak on 2/18 as per Janet Glenn. Can
> you please send a mail to the distribution retracting that posting. It
> has caused numerous problems for the people involved with both of
> these firms.
> Thank you.
> Alison Guardino
> Hi Alison: I just get an email from "Jasper
Recruiting" which I copy
> into the distribution. If it's long, I summarize and offer to relay
> anyone who asks. If it is short, as in this case, I just stick it in
> whole and untouched. So, I'll plead ignorance. If that doesn't work,
> then I plead stupidity. I would be happy to include this message in
> next week's issue of Jottings. Since the original message was shipped
> to multiple people on the cc list and you may or may not have access
> to that list, I have taken the liberty of copying them on my response
> so they can be aware of the problem and take appropriate action. Hope
> this helps put the genie back in the bottle. John'68
> > From: Jasper Recruiting
> > Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 4:12 PM
> > Subject: Ernst & Young
> > ERNST & YOUNG
> > Analyst/Associate / Full Time Entry Level
> > Location: NYC , NY
> > Duties & Responsibilities:
A while back I asked if we could possibly print something about an alum, Lisa Marie Muccilo, Class of '92 who passed away in August 2003 from breast cancer. A group of friends and the college have recently come together to send out a mailing (so far to 4 class years) asking for donations in memory of Lisa. The purpose of the mailing is threefold: to raise awareness about Lisa's life, to honor her by naming a room in the new library after her and giving back to the school.
I don't know if you will be able to send the letter to your mailing (a copy of the letter is attached) but perhaps you could put a blurb in your next jottings message that if anyone would like to read about Lisa, make a donation or simply get in touch with one of the committee members, they could contact me....it would be greatly appreciated. As of today our mailing to about 2300 alum has brought in over $2100 in just a few days. Thank you kindly and if you need more information for this, please don't hesitate to contact me either at <privacy invoked> or by calling 917 848-1990. Sincerely, Erin M. McGrath Class of '92
Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years of age, shortly after her mother battled the same disease. While undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, Lisa continued to work full time as an engineer and she became a consummate advocate of breast cancer awareness, outreach and education.
Lisa fought valiantly for 6 difficult years, never catching a break as the cancer spread to her bones and liver. Through it all, she continued to make a difference in the world. Some of her achievements include facilitating the formation of the Young Survival Coalition (YSC); serving as YSC Education & Outreach Officer and board member; creating the YSC’s Breast Health 101 Program; and representing the YSC on advisory panels for Roche pharmaceuticals. Lisa worked tirelessly for the YSC and recently founded the New Jersey Affiliate of the national organization. She raised over $100,000 in 2003 alone for the YSC NJ.
Lisa also found time to co-star in the documentary, “Fighting for our Future”, which aired on Lifetime television. She implemented the MAAC Fights Back Program, which brought breast cancer awareness to the college community. Twice, she was invited to the White House to meet President Bush and she joined Vice President Cheney at a luncheon for breast cancer heroes. Through it all, Lisa never complained, never tired and never gave up. She was simply, awesome!
Lisa was an inspiration to everyone she knew and her commitment to breast cancer awareness, outreach and education will live on forever. We share some of Lisa’s extraordinary accomplishments with you, because we are indebted to her for enriching our lives and the lives of countless others. We are equally devoted to honoring her at Manhattan College, where our friendships began.
As you know, last October Manhattan College inaugurated the new Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library. It would be a beautiful testament to Lisa’s life to dedicate one of its rooms to her. Our goal is to raise $25,000. Won’t you please help us honor and celebrate the life of our friend, classmate and hero, Lisa Marie Muccilo, by making a special donation to Manhattan College?
Josette (Labrum) Stock '90
Erin McGrath ’92
Susan (Tarasco) Iannuccilli ’90
Lisa (Mercadante) Natosi ’92
Debbie Beagan ’91
Joseph Rachiele ’92
Edward Roche ’91
Maria (Lamicella) DiCarlo ’93
Beth (Devlin) Wallace ’92
Sandra (Sapone) Taylor ’93
[JR: For an alum with an email name like "wiggles", anything. Seriously, I have included it in it's entirety (minus email addresses). And, put it in the files section of the ManhattanCollegeAlumni Yahoo Group, as is. Anything else I can do? If I have one critique of your effort, you need to tell people how to make out a check and where to send it. If you can, taking credit cards over the phone is an American ideal. For this e-literate group of Jasper's, PayPal or other e-methods might be considered. Have you set up a non-profit, or worked out some deal with Brother President to take "earmarked" funds for your purpose? (I could talk to him if you want me to? I'll see him at the March CGC meeting.) And, I could receive email, USMAIL or faxes for you here at the Jasper Jottings Editorial "Suite" and forwarded it to whoever is "treasuring". So we need a few additions.]
>From: "Ferdinand J. Reinke"
>Subject: [ManhattanCollegeAlumni] Welcome to Manhattan College Alumni
>(a Yahoo Group)
>Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 16:12:18 -0000
>This is an initialization message. I hope that this becomes a useful
>resource to everyone. Initially, I will act as the owner and moderator
>until relieved. I would foresee that we could have an election and I
>would happily abide by the results of that. In the meantime, I agree to
>serve you all on a "best effort" basis. I will upload Jottings in the
>file area as soon as I can. If anyone wants to help, feel free to
>volunteer for as much or as little as you would like to do. I will not
>be insulted if you think you can do it better or differently. Mozel
>toff. I am looking for your participation in what ever form you are
>comfortable with. To quote the movie, Starship Troopers, or misquote
>it, "I'm it until I die or you all find somebody better." Good luck to
I didn't realize that you would be the moderator of the Yahoo! based club. I hope that using Yahoo will make overall management of all your efforts simpler. And thank you for all the effort you do put in to supporting a community of Manhattan Alumni.
I ask because I have three different e-mail addresses. And while I trust you personally to use my "xyz" address, I'd rather not use that when participating in the Yahoo! club/group; I'd rather use my "yahoo" address there (in case the "host" decides to use that address, or their database is hacked by spammers).
BTW, I did get a mailing from Manhattan (Stephen DeSalvo) last week. I guess the first step in replacing Harris is establishing a web-mail address for alumni who register - and they've begun by converting whatever information they retained from Harris. I haven't actually visited the site in awhile, so I don't know what else is happening there. I should check it out soon, though, as I am still "in transition" on the job front.
I wonder if this sort of "service interruption" will be common over the next decade or two? As this current offshore outsourcing trend continues, US firms will be faced with contract renewals, juicier offers, possibly business failures among overseas vendors, that will cause them to want to switch vendors. For their customers' and stakeholders' sakes, I hope they will be able to manage that more smoothly than the college has done to date with the alumni site. If there weren't so much information/data involved, perhaps there would be a current business niche here in terms of maintaining a backup database, in case of catastrophic failure of an overseas vendor?
FYI, below you'll find two of the addresses I have referred to above. I hope what I've presented is clear, but if you want to follow-up, please reply and I will try to comply by using whatever address allows you to keep everything organized in whatever way will be simplest to manage.
I am not sure about that. I have had several yahoo groups up for some time. I had originally -- when msft listbot went pay -- thought that I could use it that way. But, it was too cumbersome, and I think it still is. But, I keep toying with it.
My real hope is that like the Manhattan Prep group I co-founded, some one will step up to it and push me out of the way. In the case of the prep group, the Class of 64 started to form, then other Prepsters wanted in, and one fellow mentioned (all I need is a hint) that he would even help. Poof, in a flash, I activated the group and became Co-owner-in-chief and he was co-owner-in-training. In a matter of days, he took over approving people. Then, he put up a database. And, I think before long he'll be running the whole thing. And, I'll say I knew it when it started.
Re: Spam. I have a new strategy. I have several cable company email addresses with random 14 character strings that I use for certain purposes. (with 14 character random passwords, wxp likes 14 character strings so it's good practice) You can see one in the Yahoo group. Should a spammer hit it, I'll shift it to another 14 random character string. Since no one uses them, there's no spam on my "internal channels". Another in the cc. Which I usually bcc.
Re: @alum. I am still ticked about it. They seem to have it working now. Several Jaspers like Chin have been virtually debugging it for them. I worked on it for about an hour and gave up in disgust. BTW, you should "seize" your id, and change the password using HTTPS, since with their mickey mouse email sending the id and password, you can get locked out of your own account by some ne'er do well (like me).
Re: Transition. What do you want to be when you grow up? I get calls from headhunters all the time so maybe I can help you untransition. Although I couldn't help myself which is why I went back into consulting.
Re: Interruptions. I think they are going to become a way of life. Misuse, abuse, and the I don't give a damn. I think we have to plan for it. That is going to be the next "disruptor". So as a technology planner, I plan for it. Backup and redundancy and alternatives are the keywords, IMHO. Cost savings will not materialize when these factors are added back in.
Never fear regarding stream of consciousness. Though I did 3 semesters as a Chem major, I finished up in English Literature, so s.o.c. is right up my alley. And please feel free to excerpt away for the newsletter.
Thank you for your offer regarding potential contact with headhunters. You've already done me the favor of publishing my resume in the newsletter - AND providing additional advice, which I suppose it's fortunate that I hadn't yet found the time to follow considering the situation with the MC alumni site.
I will attach my resume again, in case you don't save them all. If you have an opportunity to feed it to a headhunter/s I would be most grateful! I will also attach an "elevator" synopsis of where I've been and where I'd like to be, which might be helpful as a cover statement in an e-mail. Thanks so much, again, for any routing of this you have a chance - and take the time - to do!
1. My Mac (OS 9.1 using Internet Explorer 5.1 for Mac) didn't recognize the certificate authority when I tried to access HTTPS. I elected to continue anyway. The site indicated I was using HTTPS, but the URL in my address line didn't seem to reflect that.
2. I could not get the webmail system to recognize me. I have recorded my username and password, so I know I had those correct. That combination did not work, I tried substituting a variety of e-mail addresses as the username: the new standard form, the old standard form, and the address they're forwarding to. None of that worked.
I sent an e-mail back to Mr. DeSalvo requesting tech support. I'll see what I get for a reply ... and when. There's not really any hurry in getting it resolved, I guess, until there's more information and interactivity available through the alumni section of the site - which I am guessing is going to take some time to build.
I didn't completely understand your explanation of the 14-character strings. I know that my Aunt in RI has a few e-mail addresses with apparently random characters, but she doesn't seem to need them for family correspondence.
Well, John, I hope you get your wish and find an acolyte who will step up and take over or share the Yahoo! group management with you. As an ace procrastinator and half-finisher of "hobby" endeavors, I would not be a good candidate (not that I felt you were asking). I'm sure some youthful and energetic alum will come along to help out eventually.
[JR: <<1>> "wxp" is Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. For which large corporations pay me to help them figure out how to deploy in their environment. I give them advice. They pay me. Ignore the advice. Then pay me again to help fix it. Sort of like the car mechanic and the oil filter. "Well mister motorist, you can save five buck by not replacing the framilator this time again", "Well mister motorist a new engine is 5k, but you did save 5 bucks by not replacing the framilator." It pays the rent. God Bless these "knowledgeable" corporate executives who decide to do brain surgery on themselves, while driving a car, by reading the "WXP for Dummies" book. I hope the prosper and reproduce. Maybe I can buy a Porsche when I can fit in it. There's an F in FOWM for a reason. <<2>> Spammers send email to email@example.com, aaaaaaab, …, but kinda tire out at 8, 10, or 12. So my 14 character alphameric names seem to be immune. Also the way WXP encrypts usernames and passwords, it "likes" 7 or 14 character long strings. SO I have adopted 14 character user ids and passwords as my personal standard. <<3>> " acolyte"? You underestimate what we do here in the Jasper Jottings Executive Editorial Suite. I need a damned fool to volunteer for any part of this process.]
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The Obit for Mathias (Matt) Weiden '46, tells only part of the story. Matt's father Matthias was the first Manhattan College graduate in a long line of Weiden's who went to the College. Matt's brother Peter graduated in 1949, and his brother Robert in 1954. His son Conrad graduated in 1980, and his nephew Brendan in 1979 and Brendan's wife Kathy also graduated in 1979, his niece Elizabeth in 1990 and his niece Bernadette in 1983.
While on campus the Weiden's always made their presence known whether it was "borrowing" the Fordham Victory Bell for pre-basketball pep rally in Smith Auditorium or starring on the Crew Team. Of course they all excelled in academics! A great family!
I would appreciate it if you would mention in your "Jottings" that the Manhattan College Gulf Coast Alumni Club will be having a luncheon on April 3rd in Sarasota, Fl. Anyone interested can call Neil O'Leary 941 358 7720 for additional details.
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Fred Barnes of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, the neocon bulletin board, actually celebrates Bush as a "big-government conservative." There you have it -- though it might be more accurate to say "a big-government man who wants to be called a conservative." One would think "big-government" conservatism is a contradiction in terms; unless Barnes means that Bush is conserving big government, in which case he certainly has a point. After Bush, it may be vain to hope for limited, constitutional government.
As long ago as the 1930s, H.G. Wells prophesied "the Open Conspiracy" -- by which he meant an international tendency toward a one-world bureaucratic regime, which he already (approvingly) saw taking shape. Communists, socialists, liberals, and other "progressives" around the globe were all working toward the new order Wells foresaw; maybe he wouldn't be surprised to find self-styled conservatives, in time, joining the irresistible movement too.
I never tire of quoting Chesterton: "Men can always be blind to a thing, so long as it is big enough." And the thing men in our time seem most blind to is simply the astounding growth of the state -- not only in its enormous scale, not only in its "totalitarian" extremes of horror and cruelty, but simply in its penetration of all the details of life. It isn't Hiroshima or the Gulag that brings this home to me, but the irritating legal restrictions I encounter when attempting something as simple as having my dog groomed.
I marvel that this change from traditional government to the all-encompassing state has hardly been noticed. A transformation as profound as the Industrial Revolution (which helped make it possible) still has no handy, recognizable name. Good or bad, it's certainly a historical *fact* of the first magnitude.
And if it's bad, we can't expect politicians to do anything to correct it. After all, going with the flow is their way of life. So naturally there isn't much to choose between a Bush and a Kerry. One party wants the state to move this way; the other wants it to go in another direction. But both want to keep it basically as it is.
The problem won't be solved until it's properly defined; and it won't be defined until people recognize it as a problem. Unfortunately, few of us do recognize it as such. Fewer and fewer are old enough to remember living under any other regime; and the young are taught that the era of relative freedom was a Dark Age. The Open Conspiracy has succeeded.
Joe's hit the nail on the head in this one. We won't be able to solve the "two identical parties of big government" until we define it as a problem. In a world where everything is "green", the inhabitants would have no concept of "red".