Sunday 25 April 2004

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Fr Apr 30 Manhattan College Young Alumni Golf Outing
     Van Cortlandt Golf Course Cost: $50 Barbeque, beer before, golf, and reception after
      If you are interested respond to
     *Sponsored by the Manhattan College Student Government
       Jim Gannon adds, "And despite or sometimes negative connotation as being a
       'Young' club, the event is (as all of our events are) open to all Jaspers and their
       friends and family.
       (Which I read to mean 'old' money is acceptable.   ;-)

Tu May 4 Eighth Annual Law Enforcement Reception
      Speaker:Joseph Monteith'61
      Chief of Department,Suffolk County Police Department, Ret.
      At Chase Downtown Chase Plaza,NY,NY,Executive Dining Room,60th Floor
      Dinner& Drinks $40 per person.
       If you did not receive a flyer con tact Grace Feeney at Alumni Office
       E-mail or me Bob Van Etten'66  973-565-4330

Th, May 6th Kevin O'Shea fundraiser
                 Kevin suffered a devastating injury in May of 2001 while attending a golf
                 outing for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.  While stepping into a
                 hotel pool he lost his footing and fell back onto the outside apron of the pool.
                 Kevin is now quadriplegic.

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

Fr July 30, '04, 11:30 A.M. Saratoga Race Course
           Paddock Tent, Saratoga Springs, NY
           Chairman:  Bill Chandler ‘70
           Club Leader:  Rev. Erwin Schweigardt ‘61

Mo Aug 2, '04 -- Seventh Annual Jasper Construction Golf Open
                            at Lake Isle Country Club, East Chester, New York.
                            Further details to follow. Joseph E. Van Etten (MC????)

Sa Aug 7, '04 -- Pete Matzke Memorial 5-Kilometer Road Race
                           The 1996 graduate and engineering student at Manhattan College died in
                           an accidental fall on the Cornell University campus in August 1997.
                          The Maine-Endwell Central School District is located
                                four hours northwest of New York City.


My list of Jaspers who are in harms way:

- Afghanistan
- - Feldman, Aaron (1997)

- Iraq
- - Esposito, Steven G. (1981)
- - Mortillo, Steven F., son of Mortillo, Steve (1980)

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


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 who's membership varies.


Manhattan College Preparatory High School Alumni (from any year)



How did this 5 year old girl survive for 10 days after her mother was killed in a car crash?

The CNN Story:

===<begin quote>===

Girl in wreck survives 10 days on noodles, Gatorade

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A 5-year-old girl who was found with her dead mother after a car crash that may have happened as many as 10 days ago was "doing extraordinarily well" at a hospital Wednesday, the girl's doctor said.

Ruby Bustamante survived by drinking Gatorade and eating dried noodles found in the car, according to family members.

"She's smiling, watching TV, and is happy to be surrounded by her family again," said Dr. Webster Wong of Riverside Medical Center.

Wong said Ruby had some bumps, bruises and scratches, but nothing more serious.

"When she came to us, she was in miraculous shape," Wong said.

Ruby was found Tuesday by highway workers near Banning, California, about 70 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and about 40 miles from where she lived in Indio.

Police believe Norma Bustamante, 26, drove off a highway and plunged 400 feet over the guardrail to her death, according to Capt. Bob Clark, commander of the California Highway Patrol's station in Banning.

The car came to rest under a large tree, which mostly obscured it from view.

The California Highway Patrol received a call early April 4 from a motorist who said a car on State Route 60 may have gone over the side of the road. Authorities searched the area at the time but found nothing.

Bustamante's family reported the mother and daughter missing April 5.

California transportation workers repairing the guardrail on Freeway 60 "noticed movement approximately 150 feet down a steep embankment," according to a highway patrol report.

The workers found Ruby, who "appeared to be uninjured but was hungry and thirsty," near the site of the crash, the report said.

An autopsy report from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said Bustamante likely died within minutes of the accident.

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One never should underestimate the value of life or its ability to hang on. I empathize that this little girl has gone thru, and will live out her life, with a horrendous event. Hopefully, she’ll with time forget the gruesome details. In this case, a little “Alzheimer’s” would be a good thing.

We can’t say enough. There are many “lessons learned” that can be taken from this whole event. Every since y2k, which I prepped for and little happened, all my cars have a survival kit in each and every one. Each quarter I rotate fresh water into the kit and inventory the contents lest something was “borrowed”. I have read too many horror stories about people who have to survive in their cars for several days.

Hopefully, when it is time to be our brother’s keeper, I will do a better job than the fellow who called police. I have no idea what he saw or suspected, but I know now that I have to pay closer attention when I drive. I pray that all of us, especially including me, can do better at being “my brother’s keeper”. This story really demos that responsibility we have to others. When the test comes, I hope I won’t be lacking. When it comes to anyone, I pray they have the grace to do the right thing.

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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Business Wire
April 21, 2004 Wednesday 2:26 PM GMT
DISTRIBUTION: Automotive Writers; Business Editors
HEADLINE: Nic Gaeta Named Vice President Chief Financial Officer at S-Y Systems Technologies, Inc.
DATELINE: DEARBORN, Mich., April 21, 2004

Nic Gaeta was named Vice President Chief Financial Officer for S-Y Systems Technologies, Inc., a Siemens VDO Automotive and Yazaki North America joint venture company supplying electrical and electronic distribution systems, announced Robert Crumley, president.

Gaeta was formerly the Director of Financial Audit for Siemens Corporation with scope responsibility for all business groups in the Americas. Prior to joining Siemens, Gaeta worked for Ford Motor Company from 1989 to 2000, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, primarily within the marketing and sales groups in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Gaeta also worked for Merck & Company and KPMG in finance and audit positions.

"With his diverse background in many areas of business and finance and his many years at Ford, Gaeta will help S-Y Systems maintain profitability and continue to move forward as one of the top electrical and electronic distribution system suppliers to Ford Motor Company," noted Crumley.

Gaeta is a graduate of Manhattan College in New York where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and became a certified public accountant. He is also a graduate of IMD in Switzerland where he received a master of business administration degree. He currently resides with his family in Tenafly, New Jersey with plans to relocate to Michigan.

S-Y Systems Technologies is a multi-million dollar global joint venture company formed in 2001 between Siemens VDO Automotive and Yazaki North America, Inc. with 19 sales offices and manufacturing/assembly operations on six continents and six engineering centers in North America and Europe. S-Y Systems Technologies combines the electrical and electronic systems and components expertise of Siemens VDO Automotive with the global electrical distribution system and component manufacturing capabilities of Yazaki North America, Inc. Through integration, intelligent switching, connection and control modules, multiplexing, parts consolidation and use of innovative wiring and cable, S-Y Systems Technologies engineers lightweight electrical and electronic distribution systems. The proprietary Electrical Pre-Development System (EPDS) uses real world modeling to optimize the use of available power while enhancing reliability and reducing cost. For more information, contact S-Y Systems Technologies Dearborn headquarters at 313-768-3300. 

CONTACT: The Agency & Partners, Inc. Robert Kuzawinski, 800-548-2992 Mobile: 248-640-6146 or S-Y Systems Technologies, Inc. Robert Cowley, 313-768-3079 


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[Mike McEneney reports: Nic Gaeta was in the Class of 1982. He received a BA Degree. (Thanks, Mike) ]



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


RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College alumnus Peter Quinn ’69, writer and historian, will deliver the keynote address at the College’s 162nd Spring (Graduate) Commencement on Wednesday, May 19.  During the ceremony, Mr. Quinn will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.  The ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the College’s Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.

The College will award more than 200 degrees in the graduate programs of biotechnology, education and engineering as well as undergraduate degrees in organizational management through the College’s adult degree completion program.

Mr. Quinn is currently the corporate editorial director at Time Warner.  He joined Time Inc. as the chief speechwriter in 1985 and has remained at the company through its many changes and mergers, including its high profile marriage with Internet giant America Online (AOL).  In the course of his 19-year career there, he has written for five different chairmen.

Prior to joining the media powerhouse, Mr. Quinn kicked off his speechwriting career serving the leaders of New York.  In 1979, he joined the staff of Gov. Hugh Carey as chief speechwriter.  He continued in that role under Gov. Mario Cuomo.

Shortly after graduating from Manhattan College in 1969 with a bachelor’s in history, Mr. Quinn served as a VISTA volunteer in Kansas City, Kan., where he worked as an adult education teacher.  He subsequently taught at Paramus Catholic High School and in 1974 received a master’s degree in history from Fordham University.

Mr. Quinn is the co-author of the 1987 television documentary McSorley’s New York, which nabbed a New York-area Emmy award for “Outstanding Historical Programming.”   His 1994 novel, Banished Children of Eve (Viking/Penguin), won a 1995 American Book Award.  His second novel, Eat the Moon (Overlook Press), is scheduled for publication in 2005.  In addition to his book writing, Mr. Quinn was the editor of The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society and also has written several articles and reviews in American Heritage, The Catholic Historical Review, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.




RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Political broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill will deliver the keynote address at Manhattan College’s 162nd Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 16.  During the ceremony, she will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Ms. Ifill is moderator and managing editor of PBS’ Washington Week and senior correspondent for The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.  Before joining the award-winning network, Ms. Ifill spent five years at NBC News as chief congressional and political correspondent.  Her reports have appeared on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Today, Meet the Press and MSNBC.  While at NBC, she covered the top political stories including national political campaigns and conventions, legislation before Congress and the impeachment of President Clinton.

A veteran journalist, Ms. Ifill joined NBC News from The New York Times where she covered the White House and politics.  Ms. Ifill also has covered national and local affairs for The Washington Post, Baltimore Evening Sun and Boston Herald American (now the Boston Herald).

A native of New York City and a graduate of Simmons College, Ms. Ifill has received several honorary degrees and serves on the board of the Harvard University Institute of Politics and the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Manhattan College will award approximately 600 undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study from its five schools in arts, business, education, engineering and science.  Graduation day will begin with a Baccalaureate Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by a brunch on the Quadrangle prior to the Commencement ceremony at 1:00 p.m. in the College’s Draddy Gymnasium.




RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Brother Joseph Murphy, F.S.C., retired professor of modern foreign languages at Manhattan College and former chair of the department, died on Good Friday, April 9, 2004, after a long illness.  He was 87 years of age and resided at De La Salle Hall, the Christian Brothers’ nursing home in Lincroft, N.J.

Born John Joseph in St. Joseph, Mo., Br. Joseph retired from full-time teaching at Manhattan College in 1981 but continued to teach part time until 1989.  He joined the College’s modern foreign languages department in 1967 and became its chair in 1970.  In 1974, Br. Joseph was appointed the first director of the Christian Brothers’ Center on Post Road, which is the current residence of the Brothers on campus.

Br. Joseph, who spent his early years as a Brother teaching French and religion in several of the Brothers’ high schools, was invested with the religious habit of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1933.  He knew early on that he wanted to join the Christian Brothers, and following eighth grade graduation in 1930, he entered high school at the Juniorate in Barrytown, N.Y.  Primarily raised in New York’s Upper West Side, Br. Joseph completed a bachelor’s degree in 1937 from The Catholic University of America and later went on to earn a master’s degree from Manhattan College and a doctorate in French from Fordham University.

Prior to joining the Manhattan College faculty, Br. Joseph taught at the Brothers’ College of Santa Fe in New Mexico.  He taught in the French department there for four years and also served as a resident director.

A wake for Br. Joseph and The Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 12 at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J




RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College will host the 24th Annual Manhattan College Games Saturday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium.  The Manhattan College Games is an annual event where children and adults with mental and physical disabilities from New York City, Westchester, Rockland and the Bronx receive individual attention from College volunteers as they participate in a variety of non-competitive sports and physical activities.

The College’s physical education and human performance department and Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national honor fraternity for physical education, are sponsors of this yearly event.  Athletes who participate in the Games include students from New York public and parochial schools, the Yonkers Park and Recreation department, the Miriam de Soyza Learning Center, Project CHAMP, SPORT Program and the Bill Byron Residence at Jacobi Hospital.

More than 100 volunteers from the Manhattan College community alone plan to participate in the Games.  Athletes will be involved in over three hours of activity including the opening parade, the award ceremony and other planned events.

For more information about this event, please contact Shawn Ladda, chair of the physical education department, at (718) 862-7811.





Kenneth Streichler has over 30 years of retail and manufacturing experience with concentration in providing assistance to manufacturers, retailers and catalogers in all phases of distribution and logistics. In addition Kenneth Streichler sits on the Retail Advisory Committee for Business Management at Westchester Community College and has taught International Logistics at that same institution. He is also an active member of the National Defense Transportation Association, JFK Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, and the Materials Handling and Management Society. Kenneth completed COBOL computer programming, and System Analysis and Design at the State University of New York College at Purchase. He received his Masters Degree from Manhattan College and was a University Teaching Fellow at St. John's University.




George M. Buckley, Jr. 

Fordham University School of Law       (J.D., 1983)
Long Island University       (M.B.A., 1978)       
Manhattan College       (B.A., 1974)   

Mr. Buckley has practiced Labor and Employment Law for over 20 years and was a partner in private practice at Rains & Pogrebin, PC prior to joining Bond, Schoeneck and King. He previously served as the Executive Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs of Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he directed the Hospital’s human resources, labor relations and legal activities. Prior to that, Mr. Buckley was Vice President for Labor Relations for the New York City Transit Authority. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of McMahon Services for Children and Good Shepherd Services in New York City. Mr. Buckley also served as a member of the Board of Directors’ Subcommittee on Personnel Practices of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY. He has been an Adjunct Professor in New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business since 1995, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Human Resources Management, Business Law, Managing Organizational Behavior, and Professional Responsibility. 




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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.


Philadelphia Inquirer
April 16, 2004 Friday CITY-D EDITION
HEADLINE: Francis A. Blust 3d / Concrete firm owner, 77

BODY: Francis A. Blust 3d, 77, of Maple Glen, an engineer who supervised the pouring of concrete formwork for buildings that shaped the Philadelphia skyline, died of cancer Tuesday at Abington Memorial Hospital.

In 1976, Mr. Blust founded Fab III Concrete Corp. The high-volume concrete company helped build three Center City hotels, the GlaxoSmithKline building, Liberty Place and numerous other area high-rises. Before starting his own company, he supervised concrete construction projects for DIC Concrete in New York and for Keystone Concrete Co. in Philadelphia. He was cofounder of the Concrete Contractors' Association. He retired in the 1980s.

Mr. Blust was a native of Queens, N.Y., and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in the States.

In 1949, while earning an engineering degree from Manhattan College, he was married to Peggy Sullivan, his high school sweetheart. In 1960, the couple built a stone-and-concrete home in Rydal, where they raised six children.

His daughter Nancy Chiarantona said Mr. Blust enjoyed golf and digital photography.

His wife died in 1997, and a son, Steven, died in 1998. In addition to his daughter, Mr. Blust is survived by son Peter; daughters Kathleen McManus, Patti Morris and Megan Losier; and 16 grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 1500 Marian Rd., Abington. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Cheltenham.

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[Mike McEneney reports: Francis A. Blust was in the Class of 1951. He received a BCE Degree. (Thanks, Mike) ]


[News from Web and Other Sources]


Subject: Paul Castellanois is president and CEO of American Ready Mix.

GOLF outing with a clam bake: What more could you ask for? Staten Island Advance - Staten Island,NY,USA ... A lifelong Staten Islander, he is an alumnus of Staten Island Academy and Manhattan College. Both Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Castellano are Garden trustees. ... < 60.xml>

Golf outing with a clam bake: What more could you ask for?  Monday, April 19, 2004 Paul Castellano, Arthur McCarthy and Dominick Lombardi are co-chairing the Staten Island Botanical Garden's fourth annual golf outing and clam bake on May 5.

A 7:30 a.m. registration and continental breakfast will launch the day at the Silver Lake Golf Course, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. A box lunch will be provided at the turnaround with an authentic New England clam bake following on the garden grounds at 2:30 p.m.

The package cost is $195 or $85 for the clam bake only. The committee will make up foursomes for individual golfers. Additional information may be obtained by calling (718) 273-8200.

A lifelong Staten Islander, Mr. McCarthy is the owner and vice president of Mammoth, Inc., a Staten Island-based construction company. He has supervised an extensive list of construction projects, including a few of the Garden's major initiatives: the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, Connie Gretz's Secret Garden and the Carl Grillo Glass House. He is an alumnus of Dakota Wesleyan and Florida State universities.

Mr. Castellano is president and CEO of American Ready Mix. He is a member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Building Industry Association of New York City. A lifelong Staten Islander, he is an alumnus of Staten Island Academy and Manhattan College.

Both Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Castellano are Garden trustees.

Mr. Lombardi is a vice president and trust investment officer for Staten Island Bank & Trust. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management, New York Society of Security Analysts and the National Society of Tax Bankers. The Brooklyn native is a graduate of Brooklyn College and presently lives in Annadale.

Also serving on the committee are John Barbieri, Gary Chelsen, John DiNaso, Wayne Miller and Tony Books Avilez. Rollanda Cowles




CONFERENCE focuses on Shakespeare, Renaissance Huntington Herald Dispatch - Huntington,WV,USA The keynote speaker, Shakespearean Mark Taylor from Manhattan College, will discuss "Othello" dealing with racial prejudice, Taft said. ... <>

Conference focuses on Shakespeare, Renaissance

Literature in the limelight

By NICOLE YOUNG - The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's English department will host the 2004 West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance Association Conference Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24.

The annual conference, which began in 1974, allows scholars from the region to present their papers, said Ed Taft, English professor and director of the event.

"We put out a call for papers and well over 50 scholars responded," he said. "Papers came from New York and Florida, and just about every state in between. This was a competition, and only the very best papers were chosen to be read."

The keynote speaker, Shakespearean Mark Taylor from Manhattan College, will discuss "Othello" dealing with racial prejudice, Taft said. The keynote speech is at 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 23.

Other topics to be discussed include Good and Evil in the Renaissance, Shakespeare's Problem Comedies, Renaissance Politics and Early Theatre Research and History.

A discussion will be conducted during each session after the paper has been read and explained by the author, he said.

"I think that it is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about Shakespeare and the Renaissance," Taft said. "This is a regional/national conference and will include discussion of the newest ideas on Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in comprehensible terms. If people have read Shakespeare and are interested in Renaissance culture, they will find something they want to attend."

Registration begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Alumni Lounge of the Memorial Student Center. This annual conference is free and open to the public, said Mary Moore, English and Renaissance literature professor.

The conference travels to different colleges around the state, Moore said. Its previous appearance at Marshall was 1997.                           



Palm Beach Daily Business Review
April 15, 2004
SECTION: CORRECTION; Vol. 50; No. 163; Pg. 3
HEADLINE: Underwriters did well with troubled companies

The world's 10 biggest investment banks, led by Citigroup Inc., earned at least $1.28 billion in fees since 2000 underwriting securities for companies, such as WorldCom and Enron, that went bankrupt.

Citigroup, Credit Suisse Group and Morgan Stanley were the most active sellers of $76 billion in stocks and bonds between 2000 and 2002 for companies that later collapsed, data compiled by Bloomberg shows. Citigroup helped underwrite $10 billion of WorldCom bonds a year before its bankruptcy, and $1.75 billion of Enron bonds before its failure.

California, North Carolina, Alabama and New York pension funds as well as mutual funds and individual investors say Wall Street is partly to blame for corporate failures that wiped out $500 billion in debt and equity investments. The states are in court to get their money back, claiming banks hid information about clients' financial risks they were required to disclose.

"We're suing the aiders and abettors of the fraud - the banks," said David Bronner, 59, chief executive of the Retirement Systems of Alabama in Birmingham, which manages $25 billion in pension fund assets for 300,000 state employees. "The investment banks, the gatekeepers to the capital markets, are paid huge fees to say, 'Here is our credibility.' For throwing their credibility in the trash can for dollars, they will hopefully get the punishment they deserve."

Seventy years ago, U.S. lawmakers tried to rein in Wall Street excesses by passing the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 and the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934. Glass-Steagall, which prohibited commercial banks such as Citigroup from underwriting securities, was repealed in 1999.

"The resemblances between what's going on today and what happened in the late '20s are amazing, considering the securities acts and Glass-Steagall that were passed to prevent this sort of thing," said Charles Geisst, professor of economics at Manhattan College, and author of "Wall Street: A History."

New York-based Citigroup earned $348 million, more than any competitor, for helping sell $22.7 billion in securities for Enron and WorldCom, the two biggest bankruptcies in history, as well as for Adelphia Communications Corp., which failed in 2002, and Parmalat Finanziaria SpA, which collapsed last December.

Credit Suisse First Boston, the New York-based investment banking unit of Switzerland's No. 2 bank, was second with $282 million in fees and $12.6 billion in securities, 40 percent of which were high-yield, high-risk junk bonds for companies including Adelphia and WinStar Communications Inc.

New York-based Morgan Stanley was third, with $270 million in fees for underwriting $11.7 billion in securities of companies that failed, including three initial public offerings made within six months after the bull market peaked in 2000: Mirant Corp., Genuity Inc. and Ibeam Broadcasting Corp.

All the defendants in the shareholder and bondholder suits pending against ex-WorldCom officers, underwriters, lawyers and accountants have denied wrongdoing. u

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Business Wire
April 15, 2004 Thursday
DISTRIBUTION: Education Writers; Business Editors

HEADLINE: ExxonMobil and Its Employees Donate More Than $2,055,700 to New York Colleges and Universities; 95 New York Institutions to Receive Educational Matching Gift Grants

DATELINE: IRVING, Texas, April 15, 2004

BODY: ExxonMobil announced today its donation of more than $2,055,700 to New York colleges and universities through the ExxonMobil Foundation's 2003 Educational Matching Gift Program. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors contributed more than $546,200 to New York institutions of higher education in 2003, which was matched by the ExxonMobil Foundation with more than $1,509,500 in unrestricted educational grants.

Initiated in 1962, the ExxonMobil Foundation's Educational Matching Gift program matches gifts to higher education on a 3-to-1 basis and has provided more than $282.95 million to higher education in the United States. This year the combined contributions of ExxonMobil and its employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors provided 921 colleges and universities across the country with more than $22.5 million. Individual donations totaled $6.4 million, and the ExxonMobil Foundation matched that number with an additional $16.1 million in unrestricted grants.

"We at ExxonMobil are proud of the commitment that our employees have displayed through their generous contributions to institutions of higher education through the Educational Matching Gift Program," said Kenneth P. Cohen, vice president for public affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and chairman, ExxonMobil Foundation. "ExxonMobil and our employees remain dedicated to supporting the many institutions of higher education that enrich our nation."

Under the ExxonMobil Foundation's Educational Matching Gift Program, a donor can give up to $5,000 a year to colleges and universities with which he or she is affiliated and the Foundation matches those gifts on a 3-to-1 basis up to $15,000. The affiliate requirement is waived for gifts to the United Negro College Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the American Indian College Fund.

Among the 95 New York colleges and universities receiving grants are: Columbia University, Cornell University Endowed Colleges, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation engages in a broad range of philanthropic activities focusing on the communities where Exxon Mobil Corporation has significant operations. In addition, the Foundation supports research and dissemination on selected topics of national interest to the energy industry. Focus areas include education, health and environment. In 2003, ExxonMobil Foundation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and its divisions and affiliates provided $103 million in contributions worldwide, with more than $37 million dedicated to education.

Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at

New York Colleges and Universities   Receiving ExxonMobil Foundation Educational Matching Gift Grants                       

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       Manhattan College 

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CONTACT: ExxonMobil Media Relations, 972-444-1107    


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The Times Union (Albany, NY)

April 17, 2004 Saturday THREE STAR EDITION


LENGTH: 501 words

HEADLINE: Wentworth, Brother Timothy, FSC


BODY: Brother Timothy Wentworth, FSC, 68 years young, born into this life as Paul Jerome Wentworth to the late Raymond and Julie Flynn Wentworth in Mattydale, N.Y. was born into eternal life, Sunday, March 28, 2004.

Br. Timothy was the youngest of four boys and is survived by Frank and Jack Wentworth. He attended public grammar school in Mattydale and then St. John Baptist Academy in Syracuse. After graduation in 1954, he went to LeMoyne College for one year. It was while at LeMoyne, Paul Jerome Wentworth heard the call to follow in the footsteps of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

He entered the Brother's novitiate at Barrytown in the summer of 1955 and on September 7 of that year, he was invested with the religious habit and given the name Brother Anthony Timothy. The novitiate was followed by the scholasticate in Washington, D.C., where Tim received the BA degree cum laude from Catholic University in 1959. After teaching sixth grade at St. John's School in the Bronx, Timothy was assigned to the Juniorate faculty at Barrytown, where he taught English and music. It was there he learned to play the organ and began a lifetime sensitivity to musical values and expertise in its performance. By 1968, he managed to acquire a MA in Religious Education from Catholic University and was transferred to Christian Brothers Academy in Albany for two years as Vice-Principal and then as Principal for six years. In 1976, Tim was asked to go to De La Salle Collegiate in Detroit and became Principal the following year. In 1979, the Provincial Superior recognizing Brother Timothy's talents appointed him Director of Novices at Skaneateles and said, 'Brother Timothy has been a man of patience and forbearance, concern for the students and a sense of justice and compassion for all...' Br. Tim's gentle firmness and intense spirituality had their lasting effect while in this position as evidenced by the many Brothers who hold leadership positions in the District and beyond.

In 1984, he was chosen by the Brothers for the role of Visitor (Provincial) and held that office for six years. In 1986, he participated in the 41st General Chapter, where he served on the committee entrusted with formulating the chapter on community life in the new Rule. In 1990, he returned to Skaneateles again as Director. By 1999, when the novitiate closed, Tim had managed to obtain a D. Min. degree from the University of Rochester. He then was assigned to the staff of the Sangre de Cristo renewal center near Santa Fe and it was there his battle with Lymphoma began. In 2002, he opted for Manhattan College over De La Salle Hall to recover so he could work in the counseling center. Br. Tim was able to make the Lasallian presence on the Manhattan campus a reality as he shared his gift for touching hearts. In late 2003, his health worsened and on March 28. 2004, God called him to experience in reality and vision what Timothy had all his life experienced in Faith.

'Live Jesus in Our Heart...


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[JR: Previously reported but I thought this gave more detail.




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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
4/25/04 Sunday W. Tennis   MAAC Championships   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/25/04 Sunday M. Tennis   MAAC Championships   Flushing, NY   TBA 
4/25/04 Sunday Golf   MAAC Championships   Lake Buena Vista, FL   TBA 
4/25/04 Sunday Crew   MAAC Rowing Championships   New Rochelle, NY   TBA 
4/25/04 Sunday Softball   Canisius*   HOME   9:00 AM
4/25/04 Sunday Baseball   LeMoyne*   Syracuse, NY   12:00 PM
4/27/04 Tuesday M. Lacrosse   Wagner*   HOME   3:30 PM
4/28/04 Wednesday Baseball   Columbia   HOME   3:00 PM
4/28/04 Wednesday Softball   Lafayette   HOME   3:00 PM
4/29/04 Thursday Softball   Fairleigh Dickinson   HOME   3:00 PM
4/30/04 Friday W. Lacrosse   MAAC Semi-Finals   Buffalo, NY   TBA 
5/1/04 Saturday Track & Field   MAAC Championships   Rider University   10:00 AM
5/1/04 Saturday Baseball   Saint Peter's* (DH)   HOME   12:00 PM
5/1/04 Saturday M. Lacrosse   Providence*   Providence, RI   2:00 PM
5/2/04 Sunday Baseball   Saint Peter's*   HOME   12:00 PM
5/2/04 Sunday W. Lacrosse   MAAC Finals   Buffalo, NY   TBA 
5/4/04 Tuesday Baseball   Wagner   Staten Island, NY   3:30 PM
5/4/04 Tuesday Softball   Fordham   Bronx, NY   5:00 PM
5/7/04 Friday Crew   Dad Vail Championships   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
5/7/04 Friday M. Lacrosse   MAAC Championships   Buffalo, NY   TBA 
5/8/04 Saturday Crew   Dad Vail Championships   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
5/8/04 Saturday Track & Field   Princeton Invitational   Princeton, NJ   10:00 AM
5/8/04 Saturday Baseball   Rider* (DH)   Lawrenceville, NJ   12:00 PM
5/8/04 Saturday Softball   Fairfield*   HOME   1:00 PM
5/9/04 Sunday M. Lacrosse   MAAC Championships   Buffalo, NY   TBA 
5/9/04 Sunday Crew   Dad Vail Championships   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
5/9/04 Sunday Softball   Iona*   HOME   9:00 AM
5/9/04 Sunday Baseball   Rider*   Lawrenceville, NJ   12:00 PM
5/12/04 Wednesday Baseball   St. Francis   HOME   3:30 PM
5/14/04 Friday Softball   MAAC Championships   Poughkeepsie, NY   TBA 
5/14/04 Friday Track & Field   IC4A/ECAC Championships   New Haven, CT   10:00 AM
5/14/04 Friday Baseball   Canisius* (DH)   Buffalo, NY   12:00 PM
5/15/04 Saturday Softball   MAAC Championships   Poughkeepsie, NY   TBA 
5/15/04 Saturday Track & Field   IC4A/ECAC Championships   New Haven, CT   10:00 AM
5/15/04 Saturday Baseball   Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   12:00 PM
5/16/04 Sunday Track & Field   IC4A/ECAC Championships   New Haven, CT   10:00 AM
5/18/04 Tuesday Baseball   Pace   HOME   1:00 PM
5/20/04 Thursday Baseball   Fairfield* (DH)   HOME   12:00 PM
5/21/04 Friday Baseball   Fairfield*   HOME   12:00 PM
5/27/04 Thursday Baseball   MAAC Championships   Dutchess County Stadium   TBA 
5/28/04 Friday Baseball   MAAC Championships   Dutchess County Stadium   TBA 
5/28/04 Friday Track & Field   NCAA Regionals   Gainesville, FL   10:00 AM
5/29/04 Saturday Baseball   MAAC Championships   Dutchess County Stadium   TBA 
5/29/04 Saturday Track & Field   NCAA Regionals   Gainesville, FL   10:00 AM
5/30/04 Sunday Baseball   MAAC Championships   Dutchess County Stadium   TBA 



[Sports from College]


    New York, NY (April 20, 2004) – Senior Manhattan women's basketball player Rosalee Mason was named to the All-Met Division 1 women's basketball first team selected by the National Invitational Tournament and the Met Basketball Writers Association, announced today. Mason is joined on the first team by All Met Player of the Year selection Cappie Pondexter (Rutgers), Kim MacMillan (St. John's), Kate Macfarlane (Army), Michelle Fahy (Iona), and Stephanie Del Preore (Marist).  Mason in her final season in Riverdale, averaged 18.5 points per game, 11.6 rebounds per game, and totaled 62 steals, also recording a .776 free throw percentage. Mason received First Team All-MAAC honors for the third straight year. Mason led the league in scoring and rebounding; Mason finished the season sixth in the nation in rebounding, averaging 11.6 boards per game. She totaled 519 points, and 325 rebounds for the season. She finished her career on top of the Manhattan history books, currently she ranks first all-time in rebounds with 1,217, second all-time in scoring with 1,875, and fourth in steals with 230.

Mason led her team with 25 points and 10 rebounds in first round of the 2004 MAAC Tournament, helping the Lady Jaspers advance to the second round before falling to the 2004 MAAC Champions, Marist.




East Rutherford, NJ (April 21, 2004)- Senior Luis Flores was named the Haggerty Award winner, awarded to the best player in the New York, fifth year head coach Bobby Gonzalez was named Metropolitan Coach of the Year, senior Dave Holmes joined Flores on the All-Met Division I First Team, while junior Peter Mulligan was named to the All-Met Division I Third Team, it was announced tonight at the 71st Annual NIT/Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Awards Dinner, held at the Meadowlands Race Track.  Flores, who averaged 24.0 points per game this season, concluded his Manhattan career as the school's all-time leading scorer and first men's basketball player to score 2000 career points, tallying 2046 points in just three years in Riverdale. He was named MAAC Player of the Year, First Team All-MAAC, MAAC Tournament MVP, NABC District 2 First Team, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, and the USBWA District 2 Player of the Year. Flores became the first player to receive consecutive Haggerty Awards since Malik Sealy of St. John's won the award in 1991 and 1992.

Gonzalez was named NABC District 2 and USBWA District 2 Coach of the Year, became the all-time leader in wins at Draddy Gymnasium, moved into 6th place on the MAAC all-time winning percentage list for conference games, and became just the second Manhattan coach to have three straight 20 win seasons. He also led the Jaspers to their second straight NCAA appearance and third straight postseason appearance (2001-02 NIT). This is the first time since records were kept starting in 1981 that a coach has received Coach of the Year honors in consecutive years.

Holmes eclipsed the 1000 career point mark this season. He ended his career with 1291 points, which ties him for 11th on the Manhattan men's list. Holmes led the team in rebounds with 8.4 per game, and was second on the team with a 13.1 points per game scoring average. He was a Second-Team All-MAAC pick, was named to the MAAC All-Tournament team, and was also named to the NABC District 2 Second-Team.

Mulligan averaged 10.9 points per game in his first season as a Jaspers after transferring from UMBC. He finished the year in strong fashion, scoring in double digits in 10 of the Jaspers' last 12 games.

Manhattan ended its season with a 25-6 record after advancing to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament following a 75-60 win over fifth-seeded Florida. The Jaspers gained an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning their second straight MAAC Tournament Championship. Manhattan also won its second straight MAAC Regular Season Championship after posting a 16-2 conference slate. The 16 wins were the most since the MAAC expanded to an 18 game regular season.




Dunbar Finished With Five Goals and One Assist New Britain, CT (April 21, 2004) – The Lady Jaspers stole a 14-10 non-conference match from Central Connecticut this evening at Arute Field on the campus of Central Connecticut. Manhattan improves its record to 9-6 overall while the Blue Devils fall to 2-10 on the season.  The Jaspers opened up an early 4-0 lead off three goals in the first 2:25 of the game. Molly Pheterson opened the scoring with a goal 26 seconds into the game. Lauren Civardi and Jamie Carter each scored, 35 seconds apart to put the Jaspers up by three. Catherine Dunbar scored with 23:25 to play in the first half to give the Jaspers a 4-0 lead and forcing Central to take a timeout.

The Blue Devils would come out strong from the timeout scoring its first goal of the game with 22:56 to play on a goal from Amy Clark. A goal from Danielle Adams at the 18:03 mark and Katheryn Hughes with 16:11 to play would bring Central within one goal, 4-3.

Manhattan would score four straight goals extending its lead to 8-3.Dunbar would score two goals in the stretch. Adams would bring Central back within four, 8-4 when she used a Hughes pass to score with 7:54 to play in the half. Manhattan would extend its advantage to six, 10-4 with 5:26 to play on a Nora Jacquette goal off a Dunbar pass.

The Blue Devils rattled off three goals in the final 3:54 of the half to cut the Jaspers lead to three going into the break down 10-7. Central was out shot in the first half 15-16 with Jaspers keeper Ashley Devins recording eight saves while Central keeper Amanda Zabel recorded only two saves in the first half.

Manhattan would score the first two goals of the half taking a 12-7 lead with 21:52 to play. Jacquette would score off of a Victoria Carman pass for the 12th goal of the game for Manhattan. Central would cut the lead to two, 12-10, with 10:25 to play in the game off of two goals within 30 seconds of one another.

 The Jaspers received two insurance goals in the final 10 minutes to secure the 14-10 victory. Dunbar scored both of the final two goals of the game.

 Dunbar led all scorers in the game with five goals and an assist while Jacquette, Civardi and Pheterson each added two for the Jaspers. Devins ended the game with 19 saves on 33 shots faced and Zabel made fours saves facing 25.

The Lady Jaspers play again in their last conference match against Lemoyne on Saturday, April 24th at 12 pm in Syracuse, NY.



BASEBALL FALLS TO HOFSTRA, 14-13, IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 11TH Hempstead, NY (April 21, 2004)-

 Josh Stewart capped Hofstra rally with a game-ending double to center field as the Pride posted a 14-13, 11 inning, win over Manhattan today at University Field. The Jaspers led 10-8 in the ninth and 13-10 in the tenth before falling. Manhattan drops to 11-18-1 on the season. Matt Cucurullo posted a season-high four RBI in the loss.  Hofstra (11-21) got on the board first, plating two runs in the bottom of the third, before Manhattan took the lead with a four run fifth. Phil Kuhner singled home Sylvester Gutierrez with the Jaspers' first run of the inning, before he scored on an RBI by John Maser. Cucurullo then drove home two to make the score 4-2 in favor of Manhattan.

The Pride evened the score at 4-4 in their half of the fifth, but the Jaspers responded with four more runs in the next half inning to take an 8-4 lead after five and a half innings. Gutierrez drove home the first run of the inning with a double to left, before scoring on a single by Nick Derba. Cucurullo then drove home two more runs with a single to right center.

Hofstra scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and two more in the bottom of the eighth to tie the score at 8-8 before Manhattan plated two in the top of the ninth to take a 10-8 lead on RBI from John Fitzpatrick and Kuhner.

George Athanasopoulos knotted the score at 10-10 in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer to left cented with one out to send the game to extra frames.

In the top of the tenth, Josh Greco connected on a two-run blast to left to give the Jaspers a 12-10 lead before Fitzpatrick extended the lead to 13-10 scoring on the back end of a double steal.

The Pride would answer with three runs in the bottom of the innings to tie the score at 13-13, sending the game to the 11th and setting the stage for Stewart.

Kuhner (0-2) took the loss for Manhattan, while Brendan Smar (1-3) allowed just one hit in the 11th to receive the win.

Manhattan set season-high in hits, runs, and RBI as seven players posted multi-hit games and seven posted at least one RBI.




    Ringoes, NJ (April 21, 2004) - The Jaspers' Golf Team recorded one of their best one day totals of the season in the Peacock Invitational in Ringoes, NJ, yesterday. In their final match of the season before heading to the MAAC Championships, Manhattan recorded a total of 312, placing them ninth. Senior co-captain Jay Wiederlight shot a 73, placing him 10th, and senior co-captain Martin Tobias followed Wiederlight with a round of 77.  George Calvi and Corey Barringer each recorded an 81, while Mike Judge posted a 91, and Mike Goll totaled a 94.

The Jaspers will head to Lake Buena Vista, FL to compete in the 2004 MAAC Golf Championships starting Friday, April 23 at 7:30 am.



[Sports from Web]

JEMISON overcomes all obstacles
Rochester Democrat Chronicle - Rochester,NY,USA
... There is a chance that Jemison could end up with the track and field teams at either Michigan State, Manhattan College or the University of Houston. ...
Jemison overcomes all obstacles
Edison leaper refuses to be slowed by medical troubles
Staff writer
JAY CAPERS staff photographer

Edison Tech senior Dennis Jemison won the triple jump competition at the state indoor championships in February, leaping 46 feet, 6 inches to win by more than a foot. He was runner-up as a junior. [Day in Photos]

April 18, 2004) - Dennis Jemison excels in the high and triple jumps, but maybe the Edison senior would be a winner in endurance events, too. Jemison practiced daily with some of the best jumpers in Section V as a freshman and sophomore. However, that also meant he was overshadowed by those same teammates at meets.

During his junior year, Jemison was set to spring into the indoor season. Instead, he was sidelined for seven weeks with high blood pressure, with no guarantee that he would be cleared by doctors to compete again. Jemison eventually got back on track, became a state champion and developed into a Division I college recruit. Like the muscles in Jemison's legs, his attitude has helped him overcome hurdles in his path.

"The maturity level is through the roof," said Edison athletic director David Boundy. "I wish I could clone him."

Edison might not need to do that, in order to win another Section V title. A fourth-place finish during last season's Class AA championships stopped a push for three outdoor team sectional titles in as many years for the Inventors.

Edison however, claimed a fourth indoor sectional trophy in four seasons in February with Jemison leading the charge.

Jemison was the most outstanding field athlete among boys at the Class A championships, after first-place finishes in the triple jump (45 feet-4 1/2 inches) and high jump (6-4), plus a third in the long jump (19-9 1/4).

Two weeks later, Jemison qualified for the state meet in the triple and high jumps.

While Jemison finished sixth in the high jump, the triple jump competition in Syracuse was no contest after he leaped 46-6. He won by more than a foot, one season after he was the state runner-up as a junior.

"I told my coaches that I can't settle for anything less than a win," Jemison said. "I told everyone that I was going to states to win. No one goes to a big meet to lose.

"Some people might think that I'm cocky, but the people who know me, know that I've worked for years to get to this point."

Jemison talks about clearing a high jump bar at 7 feet, or come as close he can to doing so before the end of this spring.

He smiles at the thought of bounding past Edison's triple jump record (47-10), held by Reggie Rucker.

"His brick wall is at 6-8 in the high jump," said junior teammate Terrell Gissendanner. "If he can break that wall, he can go up to 6-10, 6-11. We can see (his mistake) on videotape.

"As far as the triple jump goes, he's going to jump out of the pit."

When Jemison was a freshman and sophomore at Edison, Rucker was among a group of older, talented teammates who loved to challenge each other and anyone else who came along.

"When all of those guys came back to visit they told Dennis that he was next," said Walter Larkin, the Edison boys outdoor team coach. "The Reggie Ruckers, the Julius Geralds, all of those guys who came before Dennis won at least one state title.

"For him, it was 'I finally got one. Now, I'm with them.' "

There is a chance that Jemison could end up with the track and field teams at either Michigan State, Manhattan College or the University of Houston.

Jemison has taken official recruiting visits to all three schools. Houston put on the biggest show, bringing out Olympic great Carl Lewis to point out the upside of becoming a Cougar.

"Manhattan sees me as a triple jumper," Jemison said. "At Houston, I would do all the jumps and the 400 (-meter run). Michigan State can see me as a decathlete.

"The 400 is fine with me, I just have to train for it. The decathlon has events I've never tried, but they say if you're an athlete, you probably can do all right in anything.

"Now it's, 'Where am I going to go?' It's going to come down to what I want to study."

Jemison, who ranks in the top 30 of his class at Edison, is considering pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.

While Jemison's immediate future seems pretty clear, that wasn't the case for a brief period of time this school year.

Another unexpected hurdle popped up after Jemison sent his list of coursework at Edison to Michigan State to head off any possible eligibility issues. To Jemison's surprise, the college found a course that was not recognized by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Jemison will take two courses at Monroe Community College this summer to fill in the gap.

"I could've finished this school year and then ended up not getting a scholarship," Jemison said as he shook his head. "No Division I or II team would've been able to give me one. It wasn't even our mistake, but the good thing is, I'll have one less freshman-level class to take."



Dennis Jemison
School: Edison.
Year: Senior.
Sport: Track and Field.
Main events: High jump, triple jump, 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays.
Personal bests: High jump (6-feet-9 inches); Triple jump (46-11). He jumped
46-6 to win the 2003-04 state indoor triple jump title.
Other school activities: Class president ... member of Vocational
Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) and Program for Research and
Investigation in Science and Math (PRISM).


TRACK sees good in weekend showing
Washington Square News - New York,NY,USA
... of St. John's University in Jamaica, NY The winning team, Manhattan
.. The team ...
Track sees good in weekend showing
Team prepares for UAA tourney after placing 12th at Metro Championships
by Anamika Chakrabarty
Deputy Sports Editor

Despite a 12th-place finish out of 13 teams at the 2004 Metropolitan Championships on Saturday, the men's track and field squad did have some bright spots.

Mike Fuld, Brian Buechel and Steve Frattini all placed in their respective races, with Fuld recording a personal-best time.

Fuld, a freshman, notched a third-place finish in the 5,000-meter with a time of 15:38.36. Buechel, a junior, placed fifth in the 800-meter, while fellow teammate Frattini, a senior co-captain, recorded an eighth-place finish, also in the 800-meter race.

"We're really not too concerned about the outcome of this meet," sophomore BJ Kraska said. "We're really just trying to get into race form for the rest of the season and fight through some injuries."

The Violets totaled 15 points in the championships, which were held on the campus of St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y. The winning team, Manhattan College, won the meet with a total of 179.5 points.

The team takes to the track again on Saturday and Sunday at the University Athletic Association Championships at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

But before that, junior Travis Keany will compete at the Penn Relays on Friday. Junior Vinny Zarrillo also qualified for the meet, but is unable to participate because of injury.



IONA Prep has new faces, but it still is talented
New York Newsday - New York,NY,USA
... The lefthanded hitting Rizzotti, a 2003 Newsday first-team All-Queens
pick and Manhattan College signee, is one of the most feared hitters in
the CHSAA. ...,0,1033796.story?coll=ny-queens-hsports-print
Iona Prep has new faces, but it still is talented
April 20, 2004



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 MOLLOY: First baseman/pitcher Matt Rizzotti is the leader of coach Jack Curran's team that has recorded back-to-back CHSAA 'A' championship game appearances, including a title in 2002. The lefthanded hitting Rizzotti, a 2003 Newsday first-team All-Queens pick and Manhattan College signee, is one of the most feared hitters in the CHSAA. The Stanners will shoot for their 18th title as Curran begins his 46th season.

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The Journal News (Westchester County, NY)
April 20, 2004 Tuesday
HEADLINE: Briefing
BYLINE: Jane McManus, Staff


Dubois signs letter of intent to play at Manhattan

Arturo Dubois, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from Rice High, signed a national letter of intent to play for the Manhattan College men's basketball team. He averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks per game for Rice, which reached the CHSAA semifinals this season. "We are very excited about the signing of Arturo Dubois," Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "His signing keeps our tradition of keeping the best New York City players in the city, and also continues our tradition of signing players from great city programs like Rice." The Jaspers, who went 25-6 and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, lose three seniors: guard Luis Flores and forwards Dave Holmes and Jason Benton. The team will need size, meaning Dubois could start next season. He is the third player to sign with the team, joining 6-1 guard Jeff Xavier and 6-0 guard C.J. Lee, who signed in the fall.

Jane McManus

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The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
April 16, 2004 Friday  All Editions
HEADLINE: Mulé sees first season end early
BYLINE: By JOHN ROWE, Staff Writer, North Jersey Media Group

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Manhattan College's softball team is 3-20, but sophomore pitcher Jill Medea of River Vale gave the Lady Jaspers something to celebrate when she beat MAAC-leading Rider, 1-0. The former Immaculate Heart star has a 2-10 record, but her earned-run average is 2.74. She has suffered from a lack of offensive support. Manhattan's team average is .169.

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From: jack goll (1968)
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:45 PM
Cc: James W & Micheleen Sedlak 1967
Subject: Jim Sedlak

Just saw tonight's Bill O'Reilly Factor on Fox News

A former AAS brother, Jim Sedlak, was featured on today's show.

Jim is president of AllStop, a nationwide anti-abortion group.

The group has a website



From: -Edwin J. Callan
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:50 PM

John: Got your cardscan query, and all is OK, no fax or webpage. They're much more work than I can see being accustomed to.

Just in passing, we took a cruise tour in November, memorable for various reasons. Went from Barcelona ( 3 days, 6 pickpockets and assaults both in and just outside the hotel) with Gaudi Sagrada Familia Cathedral (work in progress for the next century at least) to ship to Menorca to Marseille with tour to Avignon. Every time we return the cobblestone streets get steeper. Then to Ajaccio, Corsica, and on to Monaco. That was home territory, the Riviera.The tour went thru Monaco and along the coast to Nice along  Boul des Anglais and on to St Paul de Vence. Half a mile uphill climb from bus parking to the walls. Didn’t have time to get back to St Raphael the Aug 44 landing spot. But a good tour altogether.

And on to Livorno. Rainy day. Fortunately we didn’t take tour. Poor folks who did found buses stop outside Florence, and a half mile walk into town, to find everything closed since it was Sunday. They were not complimentary of the tour company on their return.While this was going on the ship broke down, and a speed governor  had to be repaired. In the process they dropped a two ton motor mount onto the hull. So we lost a day, and the port call in Sicily was washed out On to Valletta.Malta. Home of the Knights Templars and other mementos of the Crusaders. So off to beautiful Napoli, passing Vesuvius The tour went to Pompeii and then on to Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. A lot different from 60 years ago. Again couldn't make it to Salerno, and the tour didn't even go through any of the old Off-Limit streets in town. Oh,well. On to  Civitivecchia (port for Rome) and debark. Good drive-thru tour of Rome. Also next day tour of St Peters Basilica, with excellent guide. And other tours of Rome by city bus and Metro..Much new, especially outskirts, but much the same. All together a worthwhile trip, even if they ran out of bacon and served mortadella for breakfast at the end. But, don't not never fly Delta, especially thru Atlanta, unless you're a true masochist, and especially after an eleven hour flight from Rome in steerage (back of plane and they ran out of only decent entrée before they got that far back). You should try it sometime. Ed

[JR: Sounds like fun. Need to be retired for real with a few bucks to spare. Someday.]



From: JR Rider
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 8:48 PM
Subject: RE: StudentsReview Contact: Engineering

You have been a great help.

Thank you,



From: jack.kelly
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: This issue is at: jasperjottings2004018.htm

I've never quite gotten into the whole "group" or "news" thing nor am I a big fan of "free" services (remember <addressforlife> or pop up/under advertisements.  As I result I run our own web site and my own mail server.  TheEmeraldCityGroup is my hobby, I suppose like JJ is with you.  Would JJ like a spot in TheEmeraldCityGroup's space?

Jack "geek, but it's a livin'" Kelly '68

[JR: From one geek to another, I would think that having it up on the web would be the most attractive alternative. It’s at and has http links from the index to the key areas. Unfortunately, most of our fellow alums like it in email. So, distribution takes a huge proportion of the time I spend on Jottings. There’s some interest for a “front page” or excerpt of the stories in a headline fashion. So if I can figure out how to segment / coordinate the labor or distribute more efficiently or build the issue more effectively efficiently or or or, there would be more time for recruiting, developing features, or just plain old other stuff. I even reached out to the student body to see if I could tap into their energy and time. So far I haven’t found the “silver bullet”. I am in the process of trying a new distribution mechanism which if it delivers will solve some of the distribution problem. Thanks for you offer but I can’t use it right now. But, I will keep it in mind. As a fellow geek, I am interested in your thoughts how I can make it better.] 



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From: Dennis J Chin
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 1:31 AM
Subject: AOL Madness (Warn Your Friends)

John, this is an interesting article for you to look at since your distribution has so many AOL customers.



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2) AOL Madness (Warn Your Friends)

AOL is at it again. This time, it's reading *inside* its members' emails, and preemptively blocking any messages that contain links to sites that AOL doesn't want you to see.

Note: I'm *not* talking about simple mail blocks, where a mail is discarded if it originates from a "forbidden" address. No: AOL is parsing the content of its members' emails and blocking them even if they merely *mention* a site that AOL disapproves of.

This happened to my last newsletter issue, when I mentioned a perfectly valid and inoffensive link: . It turns out that last summer, in July, AOL put that site on its naughty list for some unexplained reason, and ever since has blocked all emails that even contain a link to that address.

When my list-host ( ) noticed huge numbers of AOL emails bouncing back, they preemptively sought to find out why, and the folks at AOL then removed the block--- on that one address.

AOL's mail system is just this side of insane. Not only does it read inside member emails for links that AOL doesn't like, but--- as we've reported before--- if AOL members get a little lazy and block a newsletter like this one, instead of unsubscribing, AOL keeps track of the blocks. Last time I looked, if as few as 10 readers took the lazy way out of stopping a mailing, AOL would assume that the mail in question was spam. In my case, if just 10 AOL users out of 160,000 readers--- that's 0.00006 of my readers--- took the lazy way off the list, all AOL subscribers would have their legitimate issues blocked for some time thereafter.

AOL's user-level mail filters are nearly useless because the master filters discard emails before they ever make it to the users' mailboxes and the local filters there. That means AOL members can white-list senders to their heart's content but it will have no effect at all on the pre-filtering that's done by AOL before their mail ever gets delivered. AOL's user-level mail controls are a little like those fake thermostats you sometimes see in office buildings that are meant to give occupants the illusion of local control, when in reality, a central system is making all the real decisions.

Noted tech writer Brian Livingston also has been struggling with this, as he reported in . Just look at the jaw-dropping failure rates he found:

            I've written many times that Internet service providers (ISPs) are mishandling the growing menace of spam by imposing crude "junk-mail filters" that delete legitimate messages without notifying the intended recipients of that fact.                      ...AOL "bounced" about 88% of the newsletters that had been sent to subscribers who use e-mail addresses. The problem was also severe at subsidiaries owned by AOL, including (which bounced 88%) and (96%).                     ...[AOL's] filter simply deletes huge quantities of mail without ever delivering it...      (click link above for full article)

If you have friends on AOL, you may wish to tell them about this ( ) so they'll know why their email is so unreliable. Of course, there's no guarantee they'll see your email, just as there's no guarantee that legitimate subscribers to this newsletter on AOL will get this issue....

But there's a glimmer of hope: For the first time ever, AOL's membership has started to shrink significantly. Users are finally realizing they can get better service at lower costs from other ISPs. Perhaps if enough members vote with their dollars, AOL will wake up and meaningfully change its Big Brother-ish ways.

[JR: I’m not an AOL fan. This, if true, just confirms why one has to be careful on the inet.]



From: Joe Walsh, 58A.
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: This issue is at: jasperjottings2004018.htm

Jasper Jottings received via Yahoo, no problem. I'll be on vacation from this Saturday, the 24th, to the next, May 1, so I'll report in May 2 or 3. --  Joe Walsh



Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings]

Received this second Jasper Jottings transmission also. It seems to be working. Walsh, 58A.




From: Marotta, Frank J (MC1971)
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 8:10 AM
Subject: RE: This issue is at:

Hi John,

I have enjoyed your newsletter almost from its inception and have shared your frustrations with trying to get the news out.  Please keep this going, it has great value.

Frank J. Marotta, '71

[JR: Thanks for your kinds words. It is a frustrating struggle. But, there are bright lights, interesting topics, kind words, and some real PIA items. When it stops being fun, then I have to try something else.]



From: Alfred Tortorelli (MC1959)
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 11:45 AM
Subject: Grad. Year

???? O'Prey, Bernard Email07  Graduated in 1959  AFT

[JR: Thanks. I appreciate everyone pitching in to compensate for the lack of the Harris database.]



From: Ken (1987) McBryde
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 2:06 PM
Subject: Ken has a new e-mail address                      


I have just switched my email address from X to Y. Please use this new address for all future emails and instant messages.

Switching was easy using TrueSwitch's automatic Internet account switching service. You should check it out!


Kenneth McBryde

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Try TrueSwitch next time you plan to switch your e-mail or Internet account:



From: George Skau  (MC1959)
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 5:09 PM
Subject: (no subject)

Include me on your JJ list.    George Skau 

[JR: Sure, glad to.]



From: Tom Murray (MC1964)
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: Follow up to the newsletter-Tom Murray, class of 64', business

I just updated my information with your group - I just wanted to see about listing my websites with you. Three of them are listed below and the fourth is our charitable initiative:

 Should I provide additional information to you?

The four sites are focused on Health and Wellness, Personal Care, Telecommunications and our Nourish The Children which has forwarded over 7 million meals to children in the last two years, including the USA.

I would do a special health assessment with corporations, groups, etc. where I charge a nominal fee of $5 which is donated to the NTC program. I like to think it is a Win-Win situation for everyone, including the employee who obtains an important bio-marker number and information to improve their score.

I have attached just a short piece on the scanner unit which is the only one of its kind in the world.

I would appreciate your thoughts on the above.

Thanks and enjoy your emails greatly!

Best Regards,
Tom Murray

[JR: Passed along the info to our fellow alums. Let’s see if they have any comment.]






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"Dominate. Intimidate. Control."

The sorry record of the Transportation Security Administration

James Bovard


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.


The best security is certainly not "government security".

I have long suggested that “security” should be the airlines “problem”. Not the government’s. True costs of travel are disguised by using taxes and taxpayer resources to hide the true cost of the airlines. Envision that security can become another differentiator in the marketplace. Airline One gives you evidence of it’s security (i.e., endorsements, guarantees, warranties, testimonials, and third-party assurances), but charges twice as much. Airline Two does nothing but charges half as much. You get to make the choice. Me, I’d take airline One. Now as a result of our mental experiment, you have two choices, where today you have none! And, you get the chance to pay thru the nose for the rude slow treatment. We have only Airline Three where it costs significantly more, we’re treated badly, and there is no hope of it getting better. Feel like cattle in a stockyard. And, then we have to consider the precedent it sets.



And that’s the last word.