Sunday 22 August 2004

Dear Jaspers,

644 have registered on the Distribute site. There are bouncing but Yahoo keeps "probing" to try to get thru. If you aren't receiving it, please check your box.

It's frustrating that we have no way to look up the class years. Other than my lame attempt to recreate the MCOLDB. Anyway hopefully things will imporove.


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Mo Sep 20, '04 -- The 4th Annual James Keating O'Neill Memorial Golf Classic
--- Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge, Long Island.
--- More info on this year's event will be posted online .
--- Online registration available.

Wkend  October 8 - 10, 2004
      AAS Alumni Reunion 2004
      Hampton Inn White Plains
      Elmsford, NY
      details can be had at

We Nov 3 Treasure Coast FL Alumni Holiday Inn
--- on US 1 in Stuart, Florida at noon
--- contact Ed Plumeau '52A c/o Jasper Jottings

Sa Nov 6, '04 MC Gulf Coast Alumni golf tournament
--- Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club, Venice, Fl
--- George Brew '50 Co-Chairman

We Dec 15 Treasure Coast FL Alumni Holiday Inn
--- on US 1 in Stuart, Florida at noon
--- contact Ed Plumeau '52A c/o Jasper Jottings

We Jan 26 Treasure Coast FL Alumni Holiday Inn
--- on US 1 in Stuart, Florida at noon
--- contact Ed Plumeau '52A c/o Jasper Jottings

We Mar 16 Treasure Coast FL Alumni Holiday Inn
--- on US 1 in Stuart, Florida at noon
--- contact Ed Plumeau '52A c/o Jasper Jottings

My list of Jaspers who are in harms way:
- Afghanistan
- - Feldman, Aaron (1997)
- Iraq
- - Mortillo, Steven F., son of Mortillo, Steve (1980)
… … my thoughts are with you and all that I don't know about.

It wasn't any joke when this woman's husband lost his arm, but her down-on-the-farm stories are keeping things in perspective.

City girl turned farm wife makes hay with career as keynote speaker


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Aug. 02 - Susie Oberdahlhoff is making hay with her late-in-life career as a keynote speaker.

Susie O., as friends call her, spins funny but true tales about how a city girl fell in love with a farmer -- and, eventually, with farm life.

 Like the time she used the family feed truck -- her husband had the car in town -- to rush to her son's school band concert and her high heel got embedded in the truck's floorboard. When she tried to yank it out, the shoe cooperated but the heel stayed stuck.

"So like with any farm truck, you start looking for baling wire or duct tape to fix it. But I couldn't find any," Susie told a crowd of several hundred at the Boone County Fair's country ham breakfast and auction on a recent Saturday.

Finding a pair of well-traveled, knee-high rubber farm boots behind the truck seat, she tugged them on and figured if she kept her slacks rolled down, no one would notice.

"But that smell! People in the next chairs started scooting away, and wondering," Susie said.

She thought all would be OK -- until her son was named the winner of a band award and organizers insisted his mom come to the stage for a photo. "The look on my son's face -- and in that picture, he is standing in front of me, with my rubber boots," she said, drawing laughter from the audience.

Susie, 60, makes a couple of dozen paid speeches a year, usually to rural or farm groups across the Midwest. She doesn't have an agent; word of mouth has landed her bookings in half a dozen states.

"They are the folks who relate to what I am saying, that life is all about stretching and reaching and working your way through the tough times with laughter," she says.

Her own family has exercised its sense of humor to cope with tragedy. In 1982, her husband, Richard Oberdahlhoff, was removing debris from a hay baler when his left arm was caught and mangled. Now he wears a prosthetic arm with a clasping hook.

"It was hard, very hard, for quite a while," Susie said as she relaxed after greeting well-wishers at the fair. These days, the couple is able to laugh about the loss.

Once in a waiting room, a small boy sucking his thumb was fascinated by Richard's hook and couldn't help staring.

"See what happens when you suck your thumb?" Richard asked the boy, whose hand immediately fell from his mouth.

Susie Oberdahlhoff started out with an audience of one, regaling a visiting coffee buddy with stories of life on the family farm near Bowling Green in eastern Missouri. Her friend laughed so hard, she suggested Susie turn her anecdotes into a speech. The friend even arranged her first gig before a meeting of the Missouri Egg Council.

"My throat was so dry, it was like I had laryngitis. I was so nervous. But I made it through. And you know what? It wasn't so hard, because the audience members understood what I was talking about," she said.

She has appeared before sizable groups across the Midwest, and her audiences respond.

"She is like the Erma Bombeck of agriculture," said Llona Weiss, of Columbia.

She also manages the family's hog-raising operation while Richard works in town, selling farm implements.

"She has always been a good talker, and some of the silly things she can tell about, well, you just got to laugh," Richard said.

"In agriculture, you have to laugh," Susie adds. "Laughter carries you through."

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Let's all take away the lesson not to suck our thumbs. Or, maybe the lesson is that an ability to laugh at ourselves is an essential coping skill. I'll have to work on that since I always take stuff very seriously. Maybe 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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From: Mike McEneney [1953]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 12:37 AM
To: John Reinke (1968)
Subject: Fw: Death of Class of 38 alum, Frank J. Berst

Dear John,




BERST SR. - Francis J., educator athlete 8/17/2004

Francis J. Berst Sr., a Cheektowaga resident who was a talented educator and athlete, died Sunday in Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home, Clarence, after a brief illness. He was 92.

Mr. Berst, known as "Frank" to his friends, was born in Buffalo and attended St. Michael's School. He graduated from Bennett High School and Manhattan College.

For several years, he taught mathematics in area high schools and also worked as a guidance counselor. Later, he held the position of director of admissions and coordinator of continuing education at Erie Community College.

While at ECC, he established a local chapter of the National Honor Society for Junior Colleges.

He retired from the college in 1982.

Mr. Berst earned his master's degree in education from Canisius College and also did some postgraduate work at Harvard University. He was a past president of Phi Delta Kappa.

A talented athlete, Mr. Berst stood out in high school and college as a football player and also starred on track and field teams. Representing the New York Athletic Club, he held the world record in the 56-pound weight throw for seven years.

His love of sports led him to take coaching jobs over the years. He was a member of the New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame, the Manhattan College Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, and the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame.

His personal motto, by which many knew him, was "Optima Futura Est" - "The Best Is Yet to Be."

Mr. Berst was a charter member of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church in Cheektowaga. He was active in Catholic Charities, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and served on St. Aloysius's school advisory board.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Frances E.; two sons, Francis J. Jr. of West Seneca and John R. of Evansville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Thursday in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.

He donated his body to the UB Medical School.




Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
August 11, 2004 Wednesday Broward Metro Edition

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Volpi Volpi, Raymond J., of Waterford, CT, passed away on August 8, 2004. He was born in NYC on March 19, 1915, the son of Aline and Robed Volpi. He came to Pleasure Beach in the 1920's where he remained a summer resident. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1938 where he played 4 varsity sports, but excelled as a right handed pitcher compiling a won-loss record of 38-4 with 11 shutouts in 4 years. His record still stands. In June of 1938 he signed a bonus baseball contract with the New York Yankees where he developed into a leading prospect with Yankee AAA farm clubs. He pitched 5 shut outs in one season, a record which still stands but tied by Whity Ford. His career was interrupted by WW II and the loss of 5 ensuing baseball seasons while serving in the US Navy from 1942 - 1946. He received an MBA from NYU in 1954. He was owner & President of Wellesley Insurance in Wellesley, MA & Davie Insurance of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Florence of 62 years in 2002 and his beloved daughter, Florence (Liz) in 2003. He is survived by his daughters Patricia Norton of Waterford, CT and Christine Small & her husband Donald of Pensacola, FL & son-in-law William Wolters of Holliston, MA; also his grandchildren Craig Norton & his wife Trudy & Mark Norton of Ft. Lauderdale, Kristen Mahoney & Katie Wolters of Holliston, MA, Ray Wolters & his wife Michelle & Kara Wolters of Windsor, CT, Andy Small and his wife Eileen of Sarasota, FL, Nanci Small of Framingham, MA; 7 great grandchildren and his beloved cousins Bob and Karen Castelpoggi. And loving niece Tricia Daikeler and her husband Carl, of Malibu, CA. The funeral procession will assemble on Thursday at 9:15 AM at The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London ( and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Joseph Church, 17 Squire St, New London. Entombment will be in St. Mary Mausoleum, Jefferson Avenue, New London. Calling hours are Wednesday 6 - 8 PM.


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The State (Columbia, SC)
August 16, 2004 Monday
HEADLINE: John Riley

WEST COLUMBIA-- Graveside services for John Francis Riley will be held at 1 pm Tuesday at Celestial Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Mary Teasley. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm Monday at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Memorials may be made to Carolina Children's Home or to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Riley died Sunday, August 15, 2004. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he was a graduate of Manhattan College. Mr. Riley was a US Army veteran of World War II and was a retired civil servant with the US Department of the Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette J. Riley; daughters, Roseann R. Cochcroft (Arthur), Veronica R. Burkett; step-daughters, Fran Parker (Darrell), Kelly Hallman (Walter); step-son, Charles Goodson (Allison); grandchildren, Jason A. and John F. Cochcroft, David and Katie Burkett, Jennifer Link, Ashley Parker, and Darby Hallman.

"Obituary posted: August 16, 2004"

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San Jose Mercury News (California)
August 18, 2004 Wednesday MO1 EDITION
HEADLINE: Dampier to be dealt to Dallas
BYLINE: Tim Kawakami; Mercury News Staff Columnist

That's a nice little salary-laundering deal Warriors executive Chris Mullin has going with the Dallas Mavericks these days.

Just when it looked like there was no workable sign-and-trade deal to be made for frustrated free agent Erick Dampier, Mullin picked up the phone, dialed the 214 area code and voila.

If Dampier can agree to a decent contract with Dallas (and he would be a fool not to), Dampier, Evan Eschmeyer and Dan Dickau will be traded to the Mavs for Eduardo Najera, Christian Laettner, second-round pick Luis Flores, multiple future No. 1 picks and $3 million.

The deal, reported widely Tuesday and confirmed to the Mercury News by a Warriors source, cannot be completed immediately because NBA rules prohibit a player from being traded more than once in a two-month window. Both Laettner and Dickau have been traded within the past two months.

Some important things to know about this deal:

1. As he did with Antawn Jamison, Danny Fortson and Chris Mills last summer, Mullin is moving huge long-term money to Dallas without giving up significant talent or acquiring any gruesome long-term commitments in return.

And, as he did with Cliff Robinson and Dale Davis in previous deals, Mullin strategically acquired a medium-sized contract (Laettner's $6.2 million) that will expire at the end of this season, just in time to go free-agent hunting next summer.

Together, the expiring contracts of Robinson, Davis and Laettner will erase more than $20 million from the Warriors' cap without touching the young base of talent.

2. Mullin waited out the jibes from New York, avoided taking the kind of horrid salaries that the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies were trying to force on him and got something useful for Dampier, who could've left for nothing.

He didn't get a ton for Dampier, who opted out of the remaining two years of his Warriors deal to become a free agent. But Mullin got something.

Najera, an energy frontcourt player to replace Brian Cardinal (only without the shooting skills), is due $17.6 million over the next four seasons -- much less than Cardinal will be paid over the same period in his free-agent deal with Memphis.

A side question: Mullin drafted big forward Andris Biedrins, still has Robinson, and traded for Najera. . . . Is Troy Murphy still his guy at power forward?

3. Many, including me, thought Mullin might never get rid of Eschmeyer's remaining three years and $10 million plus, which he had to take last summer in the Jamison-Fortson-Mills/Nick Van Exel deal.

Well, Mullin moved Eschmeyer -- whose salary basically parallels Najera's -- and got cash and several No. 1 picks, too.

4. He has always liked Flores, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard out of Manhattan College taken with the 56th pick last April.

The end result of this? In two summers, the Warriors have gone from a marginally talented but capped-to-hell franchise to one that is still young but rid of the idiotic commitments that hindered it.

From Garry St. Jean, Mullin inherited an oddball Warriors roster full of big, bloated salaries and limited, lumpy talents.

What to do? Where to turn? Here's where: To the Mavs and their unmatchable ability to digest contracts of any size and facilitate transactions of the highest difficulty. Basically, Mullin has used Dallas to dispose of Jamison (and his maximum salary), Fortson, Mills and now Eschmeyer and Dampier.

By my estimations, those two deals have shredded $90 million to $100 million in future salary and helped the Warriors become a better team in the meantime. Even in the NBA bling-bling mania, that's a lot of dough.

Here's the roster Mullin started with, dating to Gilbert Arenas' franchise-altering decision to leave as a free agent:

Centers -- Dampier, Adonal Foyle.

Forwards -- Jamison, Murphy, Fortson, Mike Dunleavy, Mills.

Guards -- Jason Richardson, Bobby Sura, Jiri Welsch.

Salary-cap status -- Capped out into the foreseeable future.

Now, here's the current Warriors roster:

C -- Foyle, Davis.

F -- Dunleavy, Murphy, Robinson, Najera, Biedrins, Laettner, Calbert Cheaney.

G -- Richardson, Speedy Claxton, Derek Fisher, Mickael Pietrus, Flores.

Salary-cap status -- Could be $10 million to $15 million under next summer.

Of course, next summer is when Richardson and Murphy can become restricted free agents, if they don't sign long-term deals in the meantime.

Both Richardson and Murphy are represented by Dan Fegan, who was frustrated by the Warriors' negotiating stance during the Dampier talks. So don't expect Mullin to go crazy signing Richardson and Murphy to big deals any time soon.

But what St. Jean never seemed to understand is that managing your cap correctly also gives you the flexibility to sign your own players, even if they receive big offers.

Remember the Arenas mess, when the Warriors couldn't match Washington's huge deal because they were over the cap? So Arenas walked away for nothing?

That happened because the Jamison, Fortson, Dampier and Mills contracts pushed the Warriors over the cap and into no-match land.

And, thanks to Mullin's strategic planning and the assistance of his salary-laundering friends in Dallas, that won't happen again anytime soon.

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The New York Post
August 18, 2004 Wednesday
SECTION: Metro; Pg. 93
LENGTH: 314 words


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Adam Nelson, who goes for gold today in the shot put, moved to New York City after winning silver in the 2000 Olympics. He trained at Manhattan College and took acting lessons on the side.

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Daily Record (Morristown, New Jersey)
August 13, 2004 Friday
HEADLINE: One week after wrapping up the American Legion Baseball state championship in A
BYLINE: Staff Report

One week after wrapping up the American Legion Baseball state championship in Atlantic City, Chester Post 342 stretched its win streak to 31 straight with a 13-3 victory over Newburgh New York on Thursday in the first round of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Boyertown, Pa.

Chester, which improved its mark to 35-2, pounded out 15 hits over eight innings before the game was stopped for the mercy rule.

Randolph's Nick Recchia, who will play baseball next season for Montclair State, got the offense started during the first when he drove home former Ram teammate Jeff Grantham.

Rhett Bradbury, a 2003 Randolph graduate who plays baseball at Albany University, padded that lead in the second when he cranked a mammoth, 3-run home run with two outs that scored Mendham's Mike Luparella and shortstop Scott Lineback.

Lineback, who was the state tournament MVP, was a 2004 graduate of Randolph and Luparella currently plays for Manhattan College.

Newburgh chipped away and picked up a pair of runs over the next two innings, but Chester bounced right back in the fifth inning on Andrew Vicaro's two-out base hit that drove in Grantham from second for a three-run lead.

Left fielder Mike Luperella added another run in the sixth when he drove home designated hitter Tony Margve.

Up 6-2 in the seventh, Chester blasted some heavy metal with five more runs. Grantham picked up his third hit of the day with a double to lead off the inning before Bradbury was plunked to put runners on the corners.

Newburgh stepped up and picked up two outs, but a wild pitch by starter Dan Mills moved Bradbury to second and Recchia cleared the table with a two-run single to make it 8-2. Margve followed up with another hit to drive in Recchia and Randolph's Marc Nigro, who is headed to Seton Hall in the fall, put his stamp on the inning with a two-run homer to left field.

The visitors picked up one more run in the top of the eighth off Chester starter Rob Niewenhous. The right-hander, who is a Delbarton graduate and will pitch for Monmouth University, went the distance for his sixth victory of the season. He surrendered two earned runs and nine hits, striking out two.

Chester finished off the New York team with RBIs by Delbarton's Kenny Anderson and Vicaro.

The New Jersey champs will play today at Bear Stadium in Boyertown at 4:30 against State College, Pennsylvania, which beat Delaware on Thursday.

"They're doing super well," Chester coach Don Baubles said after the game. "They're having a great time and the hospitality has been tremendous in Boyertown."

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Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service
August 12, 2004, Thursday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Steroids in track and field, the no-collar crime threatening to hijack the sport's premier domestic event, couldn't prevent the U.S. Olympic trials from beginning a 10-day run Friday night with one sweet story: Derrick Adkins was running the 400-meter hurdles again.

Even if it was very briefly. The 1996 Olympic gold medalist had to pull up after the third hurdle in his first-round heat because of a balky left hamstring muscle and couldn't finish. His meet was over almost before it started.

But in a sport gone mad with the need to win _ "It's when athletes' egos can't accept that they could lose that they resort to the black-market guys," shot putter Adam Nelson said of track's connection to the BALCO scandal _ Adkins now competes mostly in obscurity. And "still loves it," he said.

He is 34. Now living in Riverdale in New York, he trains at the Washington Heights Armory in the winter, "and at Manhattan College, at Columbia University, at the Riverdale park, wherever I can jump a fence ... "

He runs in low-key open college meets, mostly in the New York area, where his fellow competitors are far younger and completely lacking Adkins' resume _ 1995 world champion, 1996 Olympic champion, former No. 1 in the world.

"Guys see my times have not been as fast as they used to be," he said. "A lot of young guys show respect and shake my hand. Even though they know they can beat me."

Adkins married in February. "Met her in church," he said, at the Perfecting Faith Church of Freeport where he worked as a minister.

Since moving to New York, he has taken a job with the Super Shoe Runners chain stores, though he is continuing with his ministry studies.

Of course, an outsider's question is: Why run the trials now? Adkins knew he had not produced the recent results to expect he could finish in the top three of the hurdles final and thus earn a trip to next month's Athens Games. He knew his hamstring had limited his preparation.

He cited motivation similar to his attempt at the 2000 trials, when he was knocked out in the semifinal round and revealed that he had been battling clinical depression since before his '96 Olympic victory, and the medication he used caused a lethargy that hindered his training. As the Olympic champion, he believed he should be at the trials.

"I've retired three times already," he said. "When my ranking started to fall in '98, '99, it was hard for me emotionally. But now, it's different. I consider this as trying to make a comeback, but with no pressure. If I don't make it back, it's fine.

"I'm not in the top rankings anymore, so nobody sees my name," he said. "But I'm still out there and I'll be out there again next year. I'm going to keep running every year. I just like running."

Immediately after he won the gold medal eight years ago, he expressed relief about meeting expectations, saying he felt he "would never have to win another race."

He is safely in the record book as one of a line of U.S. royalty in the 400 hurdles; five Americans in a row have won Olympic gold dating to 1984 _ Edwin Moses, Andre Phillips, Kevin Young, Adkins and Angelo Taylor.

He's off the anti-depression medication entirely now. "I'm fine," he said.

And it's too bad track and field cannot say the same.

Thus a necessary postscript: Two hours after Adkins left the track, Marion Jones lined up for her heat in the women's 100 meters.

Under investigation in the BALCO matter, though she never has been accused of doping, Jones' stroll to the starting blocks put too many witnesses in mind of Kenneth Lay and some form of perp walk.


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MC_in_the_NEWS: Gonzalez and Manhattan College agree to five-year contract

COACH Gonzalez and Manhattan College agree to five-year contract ...
News 12 Long Island - Long Island,NY,USA
(08/13/04) THE BRONX - Manhattan College has agreed to a five-year contract extension with Coach Bobby Gonzalez. News of the deal ...

 (08/13/04) THE BRONX - Manhattan College has agreed to a five-year contract extension with Coach Bobby Gonzalez.  The deal reportedly makes Bobby Gonzalez the highest paid coach in the MAAC. Gonzalez calls it a reward for turning the Jaspers into a conference powerhouse by winning back-to-back MAAC Titles.

News of the deal should now quell rumors that Gonzalez had been looking for another job.





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

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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
8/27/04 Friday W. Soccer Binghamton North Rockland, NY 4:00 PM
9/1/04 Wednesday M. Soccer Fordham HOME 3:30 PM
9/1/04 Wednesday Volleyball St. Francis (NY) Brooklyn Heights, NY 7:00 PM
9/3/04 Friday W. Soccer Army West Point, NY 7:00 PM
9/3/04 Friday Volleyball American# HOME 7:30 PM
9/4/04 Saturday Volleyball Michigan# HOME 11:00 AM
9/4/04 Saturday Volleyball Maryland-Eastern Shore# HOME 2:00 PM
9/5/04 Sunday W. Soccer Yale New Haven, CT 1:00 PM
9/6/04 Monday M. Soccer Seton Hall South Orange, NJ 3:00 PM
9/10/04 Friday Cross Country Boston University Invitational Boston, MA TBA
9/10/04 Friday Volleyball Syracuse$ Syracuse, NY 7:00 PM
9/11/04 Saturday Cross Country Princeton Battlefield Princeton, NJ TBA
9/11/04 Saturday Volleyball Cleveland State$ Syracuse, NY 10:00 AM
9/11/04 Saturday Volleyball New Hampshire$ Syracuse, NY 2:00 PM
9/11/04 Saturday M. Soccer Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA 4:00 PM
9/12/04 Sunday W. Soccer Quinnipiac Hamden, CT 1:00 PM
9/15/04 Wednesday Volleyball St. John's Jamaica, NY 7:00 PM
9/17/04 Friday Volleyball Fordham% Bronx, NY 7:00 PM
9/17/04 Friday W. Soccer Hartford Hartford, CT 7:00 PM
9/18/04 Saturday Volleyball Canisius% Bronx, NY 9:00 AM
9/18/04 Saturday Volleyball Wagner% Bronx, NY 2:00 PM
9/19/04 Sunday M. Soccer Maine HOME 10:00 AM
9/19/04 Sunday W. Soccer Fordham Bronx, NY 1:00 PM
9/21/04 Tuesday M. Soccer Virginia Charlottesville, VA 7:00 PM
9/22/04 Wednesday Volleyball Columbia New York, NY 7:00 PM
9/24/04 Friday Volleyball vs. Wagner& New Haven, CT TBA
9/24/04 Friday W. Soccer Robert Morris Pittsburgh, PA TBA
9/25/04 Saturday Cross Country Paul Short Invitational Bethlehem, PA TBA
9/25/04 Saturday Volleyball vs. Sacred Heart& New Haven, CT 12:00 PM
9/25/04 Saturday Volleyball at Yale& New Haven, CT 6:00 PM
9/26/04 Sunday W. Soccer St. Francis Loretto, PA 2:00 PM
9/27/04 Monday M. Soccer St. Francis Brooklyn, NY 7:00 PM
9/28/04 Tuesday Volleyball Fordham HOME
6:00 PM



[Sports from College]


Riverdale, NY (August 19, 2004)- The Manhattan College volleyball game to be played on Wednesday, September 15th, originally slated to be played at St. John's University in Jamaica, NY will now be played at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale on the same date. The original game time of 7:00pm will also remain the same.



Riverdale, NY (August 17, 2004)- Manhattan College head coach Tim McIntee announced the 2005 men's lacrosse schedule recently. The schedule includes four conference games at home and non-conference match-ups against Virginia and Rutgers, a team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2004.

Manhattan will open the regular season at the University of Virginia on February 26 at 1pm. After a game against Hartford on March 5, Manhattan will travel to Rutgers on March 9. Manhattan will begin the MAAC regular season at home at Gaelic Park against Siena on Saturday, March 26 at 1pm. Manhattan will play every Saturday in April, highlighted by home games against Canisius (April 16) and Senior Day & Family Day against Mount Saint Mary's (April 30). 2004 MAAC Champion Providence will also come to Gaelic Park to take on the Jaspers on Wednesday, April 27 at 3:30pm. The 2005 MAAC Men's Lacrosse Championships will be played in Poughkeepsie, NY on the campus of Marist College on May 6-8.

Manhattan finished the 2004 season with a record of 8-7 and 5-3 in the MAAC. The Jaspers advanced to the MAAC Championship game for the second time in three years, but fell to Providence in the finals 11-6.



Riverdale, NY (August 17, 2004)- Former track & field star Aliann Pompey ('00) will be running the 400m for the Guyanese national team in the 2004 Athens Olympics. This is not Pompey's first appearance in the olympic games as she competed in the 2000 Sydney Games where she finished last in her heat. This year she was also honored with carrying Guyana's flag into the Olympic Stadium to open the ceremony.

Pompey has been preparing for the olympics since she qualified for the Guyanese team in 2003 at a meet in Poland. She has only been improving since her qualifying run breaking the Guyanese national 400m record three times since May 23 where she captured second place with a 51.11 finish in Brazil. She recently broke the record for the third time on July 17 in Madrid finishing in a time of 50.93. On June 11 she finished the 400m in 51.09 seconds finishing fourth behind world leader Tonique Williams-Darling of the Bahamas (49.78). At the Thessaloniki meet, in Greece, Pompey finished first in 51.02 seconds on July 19.

At Manhattan College, Pompey was the first female to ever win a National Championship Title. In 2000, she won the Indoors 400m race at the University of Arkansas with a time of 52.27 seconds. Pompey currently holds the school indoor record in the 400m (52.21) and the 500m (1:09.23) set at the NCAA Championships in March 2000. She also holds two outdoor records in the 200m (23.59) that was broken in May 1997 at the ECAC Championships in Fairfax, VA and the 400m (52.52) which was broken at the Hurricane Invitational in Miami, FL in March 2000.

Pompey begins her second Olympic journey on Saturday, August 21st at 2:45am local time. The semi-final race begins at 3:15pm local time on Sunday, August 22nd. On Tuesday, August 24th the finals will be held at 3:50pm local time.



Junior Maggie Pfeifer Named 2004 Preseason Player of the Year

Edison, NJ (August 16, 2004)- The Manhattan College volleyball team was selected to finish third in the MAAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll. Fairfield was picked to finish first with St. Peter's picked to finish second. Manhattan junior middle hitter Maggie Pfeifer was named the 2004 Preseason Player of the Year.

Manhattan has won the last two MAAC Conference championships, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in both seasons. In 2003, the Lady Jaspers defeated #4 seed Fairfield and #3 seed St. Peter's in three games each to win their second consecutive MAAC title before falling to #4 overall seed Pepperdine in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Pfeifer, named to the 2003 MAAC First Team and 2003 MAAC All-Tournament Team, is the second straight Lady Jasper to earn Preseason Player of the Year honors, after Luka Van Cauteren was tabbed as the 2003 Preseason Player of the Year. In 2003, Pfeifer led the MAAC with a .372 hitting percentage and was second on the team in kills per game (3.07).

Led by new head coach Ray Green, Manhattan will return 11 letterwinners from the team that finished 21-14 overall and 8-1 in the MAAC in 2003. The Lady Jaspers will begin their quest for a third straight MAAC title at St. Francis (NY) on September 1 at 7pm.



Riverdale, NY (August 12, 2004)– The Empire State Games ended earlier this month and several current and former members of the Manhattan women's basketball team competed in the event.

Rosalee Mason, who graduated in May, joined senior guard Donnette Reed and senior forward Serra Sangar on the New York City team that advanced to the gold medal game in Binghamton, falling to the Western region team, 69-66. Reed, Sangar and Mason were featured in a New York Newsday article on the game.,0,4973890.story?coll=ny-collegesports-bigpix



Riverdale, NY (August 9, 2004)- First Baseman Chris Gaskin signed a professional contract with the Chicago Cubs organization recently, and has reported to the Cubs' Arizona Rookie League affiliate, the Mesa Cubs. Gaskin completed his junior season at Manhattan before being drafted.

Gaskin, who was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 23rd Round (696 Overall), led Manhattan with a .351 batting average and a .448 on base percentage this past season, connected in four home runs and driving in 34 runs while helping the Jaspers advance to the MAAC Championship Game for the first time in program history. Gaskin was named MAAC Player of the Week on May 17, after batting .667 and tallying two doubles, two homers, one triple, and knocking in nine runs, while scoring eight. He totaled 18 total bases for the week, with a 1.500 slugging percentage and a .706 on base percentage. Included in those stellar numbers was the fact that he hit for the cycle against Canisius on May 15.

For his career, Gaskin batted .314 with 12 homers and 88 RBI over three seasons.

Gaskin was a late signee after breaking his hand while playing for the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plains League. He played just five games for the Grizzlies before getting injured, posting a .438 batting average, with one homer and 10 RBI.

Gaskin's signing took place after going through two months of rehabilitation on the hand and after being medically cleared. He will continue his rehab for another two-to-three weeks before beginning play for the Mesa Cubs.



Riverdale, NY (August 9, 2004)- The Manhattan College Swimming and Diving team earned recognition from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), it was announced recently. The team earned Academic All-America honors for the 15th consecutive semester.  Head Coach Walter Olsewski's team posted a 3.35 overall GPA for the Spring semester, and placed 22nd overall among Division I institutions. Washington State University was the top team, with a 3.662 GPA. The Lady Jaspers were the only MAAC team, men's or women's, to recieve the honor.

 The team finished the 2003-04 season with a 10-5 record in dual meet competition and tied their best finish ever, ninth place, at the 2004 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships.






From: Cassandra McDonald [2004]
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 5:41 PM
Subject: Graduated and looking for a job


I don't know if there is any way that you might be able to help me, but I graduated this past may with a marketing degree and am currently looking for a job in advertising/Marketing/PR or anything remotely related. If there is anybody, such as a recruiter, you could put me in contact with I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance for anything you can do.

Cassandra McDonald


From: Jasper John '68 @ Jasper
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 6:27 PM
To: 'Cassandra McDonald'
Cc: Apel, Marjorie [LKD]
Subject: RE: Graduated and looking for a job


I think I can give you some advice. Bear in mind that I am currently "down", looking for my own next full-time job or consulting gig, so you probably want to adapt to your own circumstances. You know your mileage might (will) vary.

As a recent graduate, you have access to the College. I would visit with Ms Apel (Who I call the "jobs" lady!) She can help you tap the resources at the College.

Hopefully in your time at the College, you have figured out what you want to do with your life. All those tough life decisions that everyone talks about.

I urge all seekers, at any level or stage in their career, to read the following list. "Networking", what you are doing now, has its own set of "rules" and "protocols". (Lucht's book does an outstanding job of giving you a road map how to do it.)

Lucht's workbook -- separate purchase -- that coordinates with his book is an outstanding resource to getting started.

It will help you build your resume. Yup. Even you as a beginner needs a resume. The resume is your "job ad". You basically want to tell people what you can do for them and get them to want to talk to you face2face. So it is important to "tease" your talents correctly. Everyone has a GREAT UNIQUE story to tell.

Then, you explore headhunters. (Lucht will tell you all about the different types.) I have copied your message BCC to several Jasper hunters, in an attempt to have them contact you directly.

I like to use a networking profile when asking people to help. Sort of a miniresume with what am I interested in. I've attached mine as an exemplar. Make your own, but make it one page, and help the people that want to help you by "aiming" them at what you want.

I hope this helps. And, was what you were looking for.





From: Jack '68 Kelly
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 9:00 PM
Subject: AAS Alumni Reunion 2004


      Could you please post our reunion in the lead "Upcoming Events" of JJ

until the first issue in October.  The information to be posted is:


      AAS Alumni Reunion 2004
      October 8 - 10, 2004
      Hampton Inn White Plains
      Elmsford, NY

      details can be had at

      The "core" participants cluster around '67 but all are welcome.

Jack Kelly
Business '68

[JR: Done ]





From: John Uhran [????]
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 5:07 PM
Subject: email

I would like to join but have had trouble with yahoo. Can you help me?

John J. Uhran, Jr.
Sr Associate Dean of Engineering
University of Notre Dame


From: Jasper John '68
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 10:20 PM
To: 'John Uhran'
Subject: RE: email

Should be receiving a message from Yahoo shortly reporting that I have added your email address. John'68




From: Liz Velasquez  [1998]
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: jasperjottings

John this is Liz Velasquez and until next week I work at Manhattan College. Next thursday is my last day here after 10 years (4 as an undergrad and 6 as an employee & grad student). I graduated with my Master's in May and have decided it is time to move on.

We will have to find you a new connection here at the college for any help you may need.

- Liz Velasquez

Make sure you Live well, Laugh often, Love much!


From: Jasper John '68 @ Jasper
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:10 AM
Subject: jasperjottings

Well I am most sad to hear that. All I can do is wish you good luck. Do you know what you are going to do next? I hope the association with me did not cause you any difficulty? It's a tough market out there but I am sure you'll do well. Keep in touch. John'68


From: Liz V
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:47 AM
Subject: jasperjottings


Thanks for the good luck wishes. I am going to a company called Platform Learning, Inc. I will be a Program Manager, basically I will be running tutoring programs inside the public schools.  Never any difficulty with the association with you. I have enjoyed helping you in any way I could. And I will keep getting jottings to stay in touch.

- Liz Velasquez

[JR: There goes one of my resources. Sadly, time grinds on. Bon voyage! Meanwhile the titanic here lumbers on downhill.]




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From: Gerard M. Delaney [1975]
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] This issue is at:

> One note. If you do get an ISP account, then choose your user id name
> wisely. You will probably want to give it to networking contacts,
> headhunters, and potential employers. Then Jacobsen_Jarrett @ walmart
> is more "business-like" than kooldudefromthebronx! No joke. I have
> seen some doozys. For fun, who cares. For business, be dull. Since
> you are usually stuck with what you pick, to quote from Raiders of
> the Lost Ark, choose wisely.

Don't forget the "permanent" email  accounts, which allow you to forward to whatever ephemeral ISP based  accounts you may have.


[JR: Given MC's record on technology services to the alumni, I would not count on any service. Fool me once. I have had that particular rug jerked too many times. Not nice to say but you get what you pay for.  ]

On Aug 14, 2004, at 11:07 PM, Ferdinand J. Reinke wrote:

>, to quote from Raiders of
> the Lost Ark, choose wisely.

Wasn't that the Grail Knight in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?"

Gerard M. Delaney '75S
Melbourne, FL

[JR: Yes. Nice to know some one is reading my ramblings.  ]




From: Robert OBrien [1966]
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 12:05 PM
Subject: 645 members - Any from '66 Business?


Of the 645 Jaspers that are members - How many are from the Class of  1966 - particularly the Business School??

Identify yourself!!!!

Robert O'Brien   (Bob)
Sacred Heart School - 1958
Manhattan Prep      - 1962
Manhattan College   - 1966 B
CCNY                - 1971 MBA

[JR: Don't know. But Jaspers don't usually respond well to demands. You often have to lure them out with interesting reminiscences, outright lies of past legendary prowess, or tall tales of lurid undergraduate drinking and womanizing. Personally I find the tall tales most amusing. ]





******** Historical Information ********


Jaspers found web-wise


JASPERontheWEB: McCay, Frank (MC1982)


Frank McCay
Associate, Real Estate
New York
Areas of Experience
Real Estate Finance
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1987
B.C.E., Manhattan College, 1982 
New Jersey, 1987
New York, 1988





ADRIAN T. CALDERONE, B.Ch.E., Manhattan College 1971; M.E. Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College 1975; J.D., New York Law School, 1985. Admitted to State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Member of New York State and American Bar Associations.  Technical Indexer at American Petroleum Institute 1976-1979.  Fields of technology include petroleum chemistry and processing, including catalytic and thermal conversions, fluidization, organic and inorganic chemistry, mechanical devices and systems, semiconductor fabrication including chemical vapor deposition, ion diffusion and etching techniques.

PAUL J. FARRELL, B.E., Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College, 1982; J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1986.  Admitted to State and Federal New York Courts and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Associated with Curtis, Morris and Safford (N.Y.C.), 1986; associated with Scully, Scott, Murphy and Presser (Garden City, N.Y.), 1987-1990.  Experienced in all phases of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and related matters.  Experienced in patent, copyright and trademark litigation.  Fields of technology include the electrical arts with experience in wireless telecommunication systems, appliance technology including control systems, and electrical power transmission systems. Fields of technology also include mechanical arts with experience in medical devices and home appliances.  Associated as a Safety Engineer with Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., 1983-1986; Legal Counsel to Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. to date.

MICHAEL J. MUSELLA, B.E., Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College, 1987; J.D., St. John's University, School of Law, 1994.  Admitted to the Courts of the State of New York, United States District Court, Eastern District and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Electrical Engineer, ILC Data Device Corp., 1986-1987; Field Engineer, Unisys Corporation, NEXRAD Weather Radar system design and development, 1988-1990; Electrical Engineer, TSI Corporation, 1990. Sole Practitioner, 1995-2000.  Associate Attorney, Kutner & Gurlides, 1995-1999; Of Counsel, Warburton & Lawless, 1995-1999, Bauer & Schaffer, 1995-1996. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association.  Experienced in all phases of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution.  Fields of technology include cellular telecommunications (IS-95, IMT 2000, 3GPP), semiconductor manufacturing and design, radar system design and maintenance, audio-visual systems design and integration, practical experience of mechanical systems.




JASPERontheWEB: Burdo, William (MC1991) lives in Lloyd Neck with his wife Christine and their three sons. They are expecting their fourth child in March.

[JR: Here's a "compound" find. I was trying to run down one "finding" and in the process I "found" a more recent one. Entertaining because I would not have found the recent one without the not-so recent one.]



WILLIAM T. BURDO, born Queens, New York; admitted to bar, 1995 New York. Education. Manhattan College (B.S., 1991): St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 1995). Member New York State Bar Association: New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Co-Chairman, Young Lawyers Section): Association of Trial Lawyers of America. PRACTICE AREAS: Medical Malpractice; Civil Litigation.



William T. Burdo
Trial Partner
Duffy, Duffy & Burdo, Esquires

William Burdo concentrates in the areas of complex medical malpractice and catastrophic injury and is a frequent lecturer on such topics as the trial of civil actions, the taking of depositions in New York State courts and issues affecting the civil justice system. His verdicts and settlements, through which he has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients, have been published in numerous media outlets.

A member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, he is also a founding member and former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the New York State Bar Association. He is an active member of many victims' rights groups, including PULSE - Persons United for Limiting Substandards and Errors in Healthcare - and addresses the subject of malpractice to patient groups throughout the region. In addition, he formerly served on the advisory board of the Adelphi Breast Cancer Coalition.

Burdo lives in Lloyd Neck with his wife Christine and their three sons. They are expecting their fourth child in March.




SITEofinteresttoJASPERS: Catholic singles

Catholic Alumni Clubs International (CACI) is an association of local Catholic Alumni Clubs, over thirty clubs located throughout the United States.  A Catholic Alumni Club (CAC) is a local organization of single Catholic professional men and women.  Each CAC provides a friendly setting for Catholic singles to meet and develop friendships with other Catholic singles.

Local and National CAC Membership is open to men and women who meet the each of the following requirements:

- Single.

- Catholic.

- Free to marry in the Catholic Church.

- At least 21 years of age.

Four-year or two-year college degree or equivalent, or registered nurse (in most cases and for National Membership).

Note:  1) Some chapters may require a four-year college degree or impose other stricter requirements.  2) Membership may also be available to non-college graduates in some cases.  Check with the chapter of interest to you.








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The U.S. Department of Education, created as a political payoff to the National Education Association by former President Jimmy Carter, is a sewer for taxpayers’ money and ought to be abolished outright. Since then, although a few politicians – notably former President Ronald Reagan – have paid sporadic lip service to abolishing this useless organization, most have pushed for additions to its budget in order to curry favor with NEA members at election time.

With a budget that was at $35.7 billion in fiscal year 2001, the Bush Administration, in league with Sen. Ted Kennedy, has managed to push up that total to a whopping $64.3 billion proposed for fiscal year (fy) 2005, an increase of over 80% in just four years! Actual spending for the current fy 2004 will total $62.8 billion.

Instead, the whole department should be abolished, saving taxpayers $62.8 billion in the next fiscal year and even higher amounts in out-years.

Apparently most Americans are either too stupid and/or too emotional to see through the "Public Edu-Scam" being perpetrated on them by the NEA and its lickspittles.

In private industry, a worker earns higher pay by being more productive, that is, by turning out more product or output for his or her employer with the same level of effort. And that output is generally of the same or higher quality that is consistent with consumer demands, and consumers freely purchase the product or service.

Public education is totally different. First of all, citizens are forced to pay for it via taxes, based upon the dubious notion that what economists call "positive externalities" or "positive social benefits" accrue to society, and not just the individual, from a person receiving an education. What this phony positive externality argument suggests is that left to the private sector, individuals would not invest enough in their own or their children’s education and that there is a rationale for government intervention in the market for education. What the public education lobby claims is that all of us benefit from being taxed to educate even dumb, intellectually lazy or incorrigible students, and that some vague benefits accrue to the rest of society from pouring ever-increasing amounts of taxpayer funds down this rathole; that is, into a bad investment.

That these so-called benefits are never quantified in a rigorous manner should make one suspect whether any such claimed benefits even exist. And that is the only rationale for the forced taxpayer provision of education. There are certainly no other rational economic arguments for the forced provision of public education. It makes one wonder how the U.S. and other developed nations made such tremendous economic and social progress prior to the creation of massive public school bureaucracies.

Add to that the nonsense about classroom size and the rest of the education babble that is used to snow taxpayers into ponying up more good money on top of bad money. It seems that public education is one of the main areas where a worker gets a raise for turning out fewer products (a lower level of students per teacher via smaller classroom sizes) and of a lower quality (look at the drop in SAT scores prior to the recent rigging of the SAT numbers to make recent test takers look more intelligent).

And look at pay levels for those teaching in private K-12 schools versus those in the public school establishment. Private teachers on average earn less money than public school teachers, but it is common knowledge that children in private schools get a better education, on average, than those in public schools. Thus, it is readily apparent that public school teacher pay levels have little, if anything, to do with the quality of a child’s education, contrary to what the NEA and edu-crats at all levels of government claim.


Of all the examples of racial discrimination, of all the examples of the remaining advantages of the rich over the poor in our society, of all the down right frauds in our society, education is the single worst example.

Putting the racial minorities in charge of their children's education seems like common sense to me. The communistic form of centrally controlled education is a joke. Give the parents vouchers and let them seek education on the open market.

Why should only the rich have choices? Where do the politicians send their kids? Not to the local reeducation camp!

We pretend that there is education going on in theses prisons! Has anyone talked to a "student" or "graduate"? There is a reason McDonalds is putting picture on the cash registers!

Who is kidding who!?!


And that’s the last word.